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Chaquane Matthews · Married on 09/26/2020
Above and Beyond!!
If I could give more stars I would! Masterplan Events was the glue that held everything together for our wedding. When we first got engaged I knew we needed a wedding planner. Events stress me out and I just knew I wasn’t capable of taking on a wedding. We met with 3 planners before choosing, who all seemed great at what they did, and Lola was the last one I spoke with. After my first conversation with her I knew she was the one who could give us the wedding we really wanted and I wouldn’t have to question if it would come out right. I was so right!Sent on 10/21/2020
We started planning pre-covid and had just begun the design stage when the pandemic started. Our venue closed for good and while we (husband and I) started to become over it and considered just eloping, Lola kept us on our path and I am forever grateful that she did. She found us a new venue that was just as wonderful as the original and kept us pushing forward. She was always available (like always), responsive, friendly, creative and the list goes on. I’m a super indecisive person and she always helped me talk things through when making decisions. Lola always kept us on track and presented information in a simple and clear way, either with spreadsheets, pictures, timelines etc. And on our day all of those small details that made big impacts literally just all came together.
The way her and her team managed our wedding day was beyond amazing. They were professional, friendly and just on top of it all! They really took care of us from start to finish. I truly cannot recommend MasterPlan events enough! I can’t wait to renew our vowels just to work with them again!
Joyce Uzoma · Married on 08/04/2020
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Lola and her team went above and beyond to make my wedding day a success. I was stress free throughout the entire wedding process which was something that was very important to me as it allowed me to actually enjoy planning the wedding. I couldn't imagine having my wedding without Lola and her team on board. The entire MasterPlan events team is kind, warm and cordial. On the day of your wedding there is always someone there to ensure your needs are being met. I loved that at the end of the night all of our items were packed and loaded into our car for us. We were able to literally just leave the wedding and rest. So many of our guests commented on the professionalism of Lola and her team and loved how efficiently everything ran. I highly recommend MasterPlan Events for anyone wanting to have a successful, elegant, and stress free wedding.Sent on 05/03/2019
MasterPlan Events's reply:Aww! Thank you so so much Joyce! It was a huge pleasure working with you and Charles in shaping up your big day. We extremely pleased with how everything turned! Wishing you a happy married life!
Ify · Married on 08/24/2019
Masterplan Events is Amazing
Masterplan events was wonderful. It was great working with them. Lola did an absolutely amazing job helping with vendors and executing my perfect wedding. She really has a gift and highly recommend her to all my friends and family.Sent on 09/20/2019
MasterPlan Events's reply:Aww thank you so so much! This is so sweet of you Ify. Congrats to you and Emmanuel again! your wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for letting us be a part of it!
Busola · Married on 05/26/2019
The Best Planner in the DMV and Beyond!!
Where do I even begin with Masterplan?! My wedding was memorial weekend in New Jersey. I live in Maryland, but being that my wedding was going to be held in New jersey I was conflicted on whether to go with a DMV or NJ planner. I ultimately decided to go with Masterplan after talking to four different planners, because Lola (the CEO/lead planner) was super responsive to my inquiry, had a great reputation in the DMV area, and her weddings on their IG always looked amazing (I had been stalking several planners IGs for almost a year prior to getting engaged). I'm so glad I went with Masterplan because my wedding weekend turned out AHMAZINGGG. Lola is so responsive whether its via email, text, whatsapp-- I feel like I can always reach her which is a must for any bride. Also Masterplan is super organized and each month had specifics on what I should be working on as to not get overwhelmed. She had so many NJ vendor options for me to choose from according to my budget, which I really appreciated. Also, Lola gives her honest input on decisions, if I ask, based on her experience, which I appreciated. Some planners will just let you choose something that you would probably regret the day of since you're paying for it anyway. Masterplan's professionalism is also unmatched. From their communciation with vendors to communication with my bridal party.. all of my family and friends were so impressed. The weekend of the wedding people were just in awe of how organzied the wedding was and how beautiful the ceremony and ballroom turned out- jaw dropping (we had a flip which was done fast!). All in all I would hands down recommend Masterplan events if you want an amazing wedding to remember with the perfect vendors. Lola is not only your planner, but she becomes your friend throughout the process which is just the icing on the cake.Sent on 07/15/2019
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much BUSII!!!! thank you so so much for the kind words!!! You wedding was amazing! We had an amazing time with you, your family and friends! Congrats to you and Sam again! Miss you!
Aishat Odejayi · Married on 05/04/2019
Best wedding planner in DMV
Ohhh where can I start...From day one, masterplan laid the foundation for a successful wedding. Lola was there through every step of the way. She went above and beyond to capture our vision for the wedding. She was able to translate is vision into reality. She knows her clients pretty well and was always about 5 steps ahead of what my vision. My wedding couldn’t have been as perfect as it was with the Masterplan team. Their ability to produce near perfection is unreal. I am absolutely greatful to have had such a wonderful, hardworking and selfless planning team to help create the absolute best day. Thank you MasterPlanSent on 09/06/2019
MasterPlan Events's reply:Awww, thank you so so much Aisha! Your wedding was beautiful and so much fun! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day! Congrats again to you and Jinmi
Reid Brownsmith · Married on 04/27/2019
Greatest of all Time
Thankyou for a dream come true.Sent on 06/01/2019
Stephanie · Married on 04/27/2019
LOLA!!!!!!!!! Words truly cannot describe how incredible Lola was throughout the entire wedding process. I was taking the bar exam during planning and desperately needed a planner. I saw a wedding she did Newton White Mansion (same venue as mine) the same month I got engaged and immediately knew I needed her. My first conversation with Lola sealed the deal for me! Lola is soooo pleasant, friendly, and sweet. She has a heart of gold and a reassuring gentle spirit. She is truly the fairy god-mother of weddings. Lola has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wedding planning. She considers every intricate detail that you as a bride or groom would never consider. Lola works with incredible preferred vendors; however, please trust that she will put her couples first and will always seek your best interest when it comes to contract negotiation and execution of the planning.Sent on 06/02/2019
I swear Lola NEVER sleeps. She was always available when I called her. She responded to emails promptly. Lola is also super organized as well and will ensure you remain on track with the planning timeline. Lola does a ton of weddings but she’s so personable, organized, and available, that one could easily assume that she was only planning your wedding during your wedding planning journey.
When minor hiccups occurred such as losing my caterer, Lola came to the rescue! She always had solutions whenever necessary.
I am super indecisive. It takes me forever to make ever the most minor decisions. Lola was super patient, and when necessary, she would firmly but gently have me make a decision if the deadline was pressing.
Now let’s talk about the wedding day. Lola’s team is phenomenal!!! You don’t have to worry about a thing except looking pretty! Her team will ensure you remain on time, will gather all of your belongings necessary to transport to the venue if you’re getting ready at a hotel or another location instead of your wedding venue. The team really helped me remain calm on my wedding day. Now as for the decor, simply BREATHTAKING! All guests who were in attendance said it was the best wedding they’ve ever attended! We were completely pleased with how everything turned out. The decor exceeded our expectations! When Lola and I first discussed the budget, Lola highly suggested we wrap the floor in white. Our budget could not accommodate the price of the flooring. BUT, 3 days before the wedding we secured the flooring and I am soooooo glad we did! The white flooring really transformed our venue space. Lola was never pushy about us getting the flooring but she highly recommended it. So once again, trust her judgment and please be assured that she is looking out for your best interest with every recommendation. She’ll also inform you of items you can limit your spending to accommodate some “must-haves.”
As wedding planning is over, we are sad, only because we don’t talk to Lola as often. However, we LOVE Lola and will remain friends!
If you’re on the fence of selecting Master Plan Events as your planner, do yourself a favor and stop contemplating that decision, and hire them RIGHT AWAY!
MasterPlan Events's reply:This is so heart warming!!! Thank you so so much Stephanie! You are one in a million!!! Your wedding was so beautiful and you looked simply stunning!!!!! Thanks to you and Reid for letting us be a part of your day. Congrats again!!!
Diwura · Married on 11/10/2018
Lola and her team were BEYOND AMAZING!
Hiring Masterplanevents was the best thing my husband and I did for our wedding. Lola and her team were BEYOND AMAZING. We had the wedding of our dreams and our family members were in awe at how everything went smoothly. I was very indecisive during the planning but she was always calm, smiling and never expressed frustration. She was very professional, organized, attentive and addressed issues promptly. My wedding was in Nashville and everything was perfect! All our vendors had very positive things to say about her and enjoyed working with her.. Our guests couldn't believe she planned the wedding from Maryland. It was the happiest day of my life and I'm glad I entrusted the day to Masterplanevents. You won't regret you hired her. She is great at what she does.Sent on 12/20/2018
Jasmine Y. · Married on 08/18/2018
Amazing experience with MasterPlan Events
I can't even put into words how overwhelming grateful my husband and I are having hired Lola of MasterPlan Events (MP) as our wedding planner for our wedding on August 18, 2018. As two very busy career professionals and me with an A-type very much need to be in control personality, we had no idea how we were going to be able to dedicate the time to plan the wedding of our dreams or even where to begin. So I researched wedding planners and after having a one on one meeting with Lola and talking for literally hours, we both knew she was the one. We readily purchased the full planning package and put our trust into MasterPlan Events.
Professional and personable, Lola saw and understood our vision and made it her mission to bring it to fruition. Lola created a budget and helped us to stick to it. She provided us with a list of reputable vendors to chose from for each and every single detail of our wedding; making sure they not only were within budget but also that their style aesthetic aligned with our vision. She made sure our vendors were legit the DREAM TEAM. The entire process with MP from receiving the contract up until the very end went so smoothly. Lola scheduled calls, site visits, coordinated bridal gown trials, reviewed and negotiated vendor contracts on our behalf and even found a hairstylist for me after the one I had in mind totally ghosted me a week before my wedding. Lola was there for every second guess, melt down and overthinking moment I went through with a listening ear and advice whether it be via email or over the phone.
On my wedding day so many things could've gone wrong and while there were a few that did (and were totally out of her hands), she still found a way to make sure our day went as smoothly as possible. She made sure every one knew where they were supposed to be and had everything they needed. She even had a spot clean up kit when one of my bridesmaids got a spot on her dress. Having Lola and the MP team to coordinate, organize and execute was not only necessary, but essential to making #WitnesstheWilliams possible. Our family, friends and even complete strangers continue to talk about our wedding- months later!
Our wedding day was literally better than our dreams and we are so blessed to have made not only a new lifelong friend, but FAMILY. If you want a planner that will work their hardest to make sure your vision comes to life (within reason & budget), put your trust in MasterPlan Events.Sent on 10/22/2018
Ola · Married on 04/21/2018
The MasterPlan (MP) team exceeded our expectations! We had the pleasure of working with Lola. Although we had done some of the planning prior, Lola still took the time to go over every little detail of the wedding and helped us finalize all the million and one details we didn't think about! We immediately realized that there was definitely more to wedding planning than just finding a venue, photographer, DJ and caterer!Sent on 10/21/2018
If you are wondering if you need a wedding planner for your wedding, I highly recommend MP! I am so happy we hired them. Lola's attention to detail and calm under pressure was very impressive. I was so grateful to have her with us through out the final months leading to the wedding day up until the time I walked down that aisle to the end of reception. If anything went wrong on our wedding day, I didn't hear of it because Lola handled it! My husband and I had a very stress free wedding experience and danced all night and really enjoyed ourselves!
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Ola! Congrats again to you and Adetayo! We had an amazing time at our wedding. It was a pleasure working with you!
Udoka · Married on 04/08/2018
Lola is absolutely AMAZING!! She works with you in detail to make sure your vision comes to life and then some! My husband and I were and still are grateful for all the time and effort she put in to the months leading up to our big day and even the big day!! The way her and her team executed the day of the wedding, we didn’t even know if there were any hiccups. People that saw her working still talk about her to this day!! Master Plan Events is THE BEST!!Sent on 10/01/2018
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Udoka! You and Franklyn are an amazing couple! Your wedding was beautiful and it was our pleasure working with you!
Tieka · Married on 08/18/2017
Once Eddie and I got engaged there were so many other life changing events happening where I knew I could not fully commit to planning my own wedding. I reached out to one of my close college friends who happened to have been a guest at one of the most beautiful weddings I saw on Instagram. My friend reached out to the bride who shared who her planner was. It happened to be Lola (Master Plan Events) I contacted Lola right away. From our initial conversation I knew she would be perfect. Lola was always so personable putting our needs first which gained a great deal of trust. Lola was with us every step of the way, from multiple food tastings to wedding gown shopping. It is bittersweet that our wedding is over because I have gotten use to communicating with Lola daily. Lola's professionalism and expertise allowed me to relax during our whole wedding planning experience. Many people would comment on how "relaxed and chill" of a bride I was and I would reply "thanks to my awesome planner" On our wedding day, just minutes before our ceremony it poured. Lola and her team worked diligently to bring our guest in and flip the entire room all while making sure Eddie and I were calm. I could go on for days detailing how Lola and her team took care of us. I had my DREAM wedding and it would not have happened without Master Plan Events. I get stopped in the mall, at work, at the airport with people telling me how beautiful my wedding was. I am forever blessed.Sent on 09/06/2017
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Tieka!!! Your wedding was beautiful!!!!! Newton White was transformed and it fit perfectly for your an Eddie. We enjoyed working with you! Thanks again!
Edward · Married on 08/18/2017
Master plan events is grade A!! Great professionalism, response time, communication with us and our bridal party & vendors..Sent on 09/08/2017
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Eddie!!! We have a blast planning and coordinating your wedding!!!
Kia · Married on 07/22/2017
We used Lola with Master Plan events for our day of coordination. Lola is hands down the best wedding planner in the DMV area. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable of all things wedding but she is very down to earth and cares about making your wedding the best day possible. Do not look any further, use Master Plan events for your wedding planning.Sent on 09/13/2017
Alfred · Married on 06/03/2017
The vision for our wedding was to fully enjoy our big day with family and friends, without having to burden ourselves, or them, with the background logistics and crises. We wanted to capture our style and personality from the programming, to the decorations, and even managing the guest list. From vendor selection in the months leading up to the wedding day, to the clean up of the reception hall at the end of such a wonderful day, MasterPlan Events definitely helped us realize our vision, and in doing so, fully exceeded expectations. MasterPlan Events and its capable and professional staff made our day one to remember, and more importantly, ALLOWED US TO BE IN THE MOMENT. We have received countless complements from our guests on how they were received and catered for, and how smoothly everything ran. It was a great pleasure working with MasterPlan Events and we would highly recommend recommend them to anyone, for any event, with full confidence that they will deliver more than you expect, on time, and within the budget!! Great job...Lola and the great team at MasterPlan Events!!! YOU ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!Sent on 06/22/2017
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Alfred! Your wedding was beautiful and we really enjoyed the cultural aspects of the wedding that were infused. Congrats again to you and Agnes!Wishing you a happy married life!
Karin · Married on 05/28/2017
Lola of MasterPlan Events and her team were amazing. There are so many last minute things that can come up wedding day and Lola and her team did not allow that to stop them from giving exceptional service. I'm so happy that I hired them. My wedding was everything I wanted it to be. Eric and I are truly grateful. Thank you so much! ~ KarinSent on 09/04/2017
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Karin!!!! Your wedding was beautiful! We enjoyed working with you and we enjoyed all the unique elements!!!! Congrats again!
Brittney · Married on 05/27/2017
Wow! Where do we begin! MasterPlan Events exceeded our expectations more than we would have ever imagined. From the beginning consultation to the very end, everything was flawlessly executed, as a Bride who is very organized, they made sure we had the perfect vendors to bring our vision to life! We highly recommend them and will def be using them again in the future for all of our events.Sent on 06/13/2017
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank yo so much Brittney! You an Mark were such a pleasure to work with! Wishing you a happy married life!
Taiye · Married on 11/25/2016
Get the planner to go over all contracts before signing anything and make sure you understand it. Signing contracts without the planner makes things harder but MasterPlan did a good job of stepping in.Sent on 12/08/2016
Go with vendors that you like of course. But also chose vendors that besides having a business mind like they should also have a good client vendor relationship with you. Our planner got to know us and communicated with us regularly so she was able to get a feel for what we like and didn't like, and it also built trust.
User7269489 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I recently got married and hired MasterPlan Events as our wedding planner. We booked their services for the month-of coordination and couldn't be happier with their performance. We worked directly with Lola, who was beyond helpful and professional throughout the whole process. Lola was very pleasant to work with and helped relieve the stress that comes with wedding planning. She was always a quick call or text away and always offered helpful suggestions. She works so well under pressure and is good at coming up with solutions fast, we were truly impressed! She was also very good about keeping to schedule and ensuring that the day went as smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend MasterPlan Events to plan your wedding, you won't regret it!Sent on 10/02/2016
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much !!! We truly enjoyed working with you!
abby · Married on 09/17/2016
they are the best. they make my event go smoothly.Sent on 10/12/2016
I love them........
Tiera · Married on 07/30/2016
Lola and her team were a pleasure to work with! Lola helped me to think through so many details that I wouldn't have thought to consider myself, and her recommended vendors were all top notch! I was referred to Lola by a coworker who used her wedding planning services, and I wasn't disappointed. Lola really cares about her brides and wants to make their day as perfect as possible. I'll miss talking to Lola on a regular basis, but I hope to use her for another event in the future. Thanks so much MasterPlan Events for helping to make my day so beautiful!Sent on 09/16/2016
MasterPlan Events's reply:We miss you too Tiera! It was a pleasure working with you on shaping your wedding!!!
Shola · Married on 07/24/2016
I advice any couple who wishes to use this vendor, should do so right away. Their quality of service and professionalism is on point. I 100 % recommend their service.Sent on 11/05/2016
Abi · Married on 04/03/2016
I loved working with MasterPlan! My planner was Lola, who was absolutely a delight to work with, but I also had the opportunity to work with Yemisi who equally wonderful. Lola and her team did an amazing job with helping to coordinate our wedding. We are two very busy professionals who live in a different state from where the wedding was held and therefore, really needed to have someone reliable and trustworthy to depend on to assist us in choosing a venue, picking vendors, and just dealing with all the nuances of planning a wedding. Lola was not only that, but she was also very responsive, thoughtful, kind, patient, and hard working. On the day of our wedding, the team ensured that everything went smoothly and without a hitch! There were even extra unexpected touches that were added on the day of to make everything a little more special; a testament to how much she will go above and beyond to make your day a great one. I believe that MasterPlan's work is a large part of the reason why people are still speaking so highly of our wedding! You can't go wrong with choosing the MasterPlan team!Sent on 09/28/2016
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much!!! You and Bayo were such a pleasure to work with! You are our "presidential" couple! Thanks again for the opportunity!
Akinwale · Married on 09/18/2015
Master plan events was simply amazing, despite the fact that we had our wedding a year earlier than we had initially planned, they were outstanding, going above and beyond what we expected. Our wedding was not the typical wedding considering the fact that we had both ceremonies on the same day (traditional and white wedding), they were patient and proactive...so in tune to our needs even before we knew we had them.Sent on 10/29/2015
Jay & Sammy · Married on 09/12/2015
Absolutely a great job and well planned. I was tremendously impressed with their services, they exhibited a great manner of professionalism and integrity. I would not have had it any other way. We were given detailed options on the various vendors along with the pros and cons for the particular vendors. They worked hard to give my wife and myself what we requested and answered any questions we had be it minuscule in nature. There wasn't a time we had questions and they were unavailable, as a matter a fact, I felt bugged, b/c I would receive emails from Master Plan at 6am asking if we decided on certain issues. That's some dedication. Top notch work. My wife was extremely happy, takes a lot to impress her. I had no panics at all, ok I did initially b/c it’s hard to phantom someone else understanding what you want or envision for your wedding day. But getting a glimpse of them in action for the 1st couple of months put my mind at ease.Sent on 10/28/2015
Thanks guys for the great job!!!!
MasterPlan Events's reply:Thank you so much Jay & Sammy! It was truly a pleasure working with you!