Recommended by 100%
Sharon · Married on 10/04/2014
We contracted with MerryMakers for coordination services for our daughter's wedding at Bay Harbor Village Hotel (6-10-17). I cannot say enough about the exceptional services Kris, owner, provided throughout the planning process. We were rather late in contracting with MerryMakers, realizing just 9 weeks prior to the wedding that we needed someone to pull together all the details that were becoming overwhelming and just too much for us to orchestrate on our own. Kris stepped in, read through all our contracts and planning logs, and was able to immediately address the remaining needs. She set our minds at ease, assuring us that the day would unfold just as we had hoped. Kris' professional relationships with local vendors, in-depth knowledge of options to consider for turning a tent into a beautiful "outdoor ballroom", insight as to how to meet the needs of guests throughout the day, and capacity to design a wedding weekend itinerary (time schedule) with such amazing detail that everyone knew where they were to be and when, all combined to make for a day that seemed to flow effortlessly. On the day of the wedding Kris was accompanied by three other "MerryMakers", each dressed appropriately for a wedding, blending in with our guests but were "stealth workers" who just managed every transition, set-up/breakdown, and time-management detail without being noticed. Phenomenal. Finally, let me just comment on Kris' "people skills" and communication style. I know our daughter's wedding was not the only event on MerryMakers' agenda but Kris certainly made us feel as though it was by listening carefully to our vision, being proactive and eager to assist, offering words of encouragement and solutions whenever we hit a glitch, learning people's names and being personable with them in her dialogues, and being quick and responsive to all communications. I highly recommend Kris and her team! Thank you MerryMakers for a job exceptionally well done!
Mary · Married on 10/13/2018
A joy to work with beginning to end
Kris and Katie made our daughter’s wedding everything she hoped it would be. The challenge was to transform an old town hall into a romantic, beautiful space and they did! Kris and Amy Kate Designs and Sweetseats Chair Covers worked magic. Katie graciously handled every moment at the reception perfectly so I could just enjoy it. Kris’s attention to detail and her clear communication kept us and every vendor in the loop. I could talk to her about concern.
Katie H · Married on 09/01/2018
MerryMakers is exactly what you are looking for in a wedding planning team!!
MerryMakers is exactly what you are looking for in a wedding planning team!! Working with Kris was an absolute pleasure and I felt like I was in the very best hands from start to finish. Kris has so much experience and can put the perfect words to your wedding vision. She was always responsive and professional- but made me feel heard, understood and taken care of all the while. Kris was able to answer every one of my questions along the way and had so many thoughtful, creative ideas as we put our wedding together - she was organized, so much fun to work with, and incredibly kind and thoughtful. Kris and Heather made our wedding magical vision a reality, despite very unexpected circumstances. I am forever grateful Kris and Heather (for everything) - I can't recommend MerryMakers strongly enough!
Laurie · Married on 06/16/2018
I hired Merry Makers 5 months before our daughter's wedding anticipating that I would have final questions along the way as well as need and want someone 'hands on' for our weekend. We had our venue and vendors selected, but Kris and her team helped with several questions and contacts down the final stretch. Their services from rehearsal on Friday through our service and reception on Saturday gave us total peace of mind for our busy weekend, and we enjoyed our time with family and friends. Kris will do as much or as little as you want for your celebration and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend them!
Lisa · Married on 10/22/2016
Kris and her entire team exceeded our expectations in every way.
Mary · Married on 10/01/2016
Highly recommend Kris at MerryMakers! She is a total professional with lots of experience and excellent resources. Her vendor recommendations were spot on for the wedding our daughter envisioned, and she worked within our budget. The wedding and reception were flawless. With Kris minding all of the details (so many!), we were able to truly enjoy the day and our loved ones. We are so grateful!
Alison · Married on 08/20/2016
I absolutely loved working with Kris and Merry Makers on our wedding. She was very attentive to my needs and made the overall process a pleasant experience. I couldn't imagine planning and executing the day without her help and services. I would highly recommend working with Merry Makers to anyone planning an event or wedding. I honestly can say, not only did the day turn out beautifully, but I feel like I gained a friend in the process.
lauren · Married on 06/25/2016
Kris went above and beyond to make our wedding unique, fabulous, and stress free! We were at a venue that had never had a wedding before and she jumped right in and figured out seating, tables, electrical, tents etc. I knew Kris had me covered no matter what the weather or any other situations that might arise! Nice to focus on the fun stuff, while she focused on everything else!
Jim · Married on 09/19/2015
We hired Kris to provide recommendations for our wedding and provide day-of support. She was nothing short of awesome. Her recommendations were all great and made our day wonderful. She tied up many loose ends for us and kept the day relatively stress-free for everyone. There was no way we could have enjoyed the day as much as we did if we did not have her and we can't thank her enough. Would highly recommend for anyone planning a wedding in the area.
Ginny · Married on 08/01/2015
Highly Recommend Merry Makers because not only is Kris professional, incredible, turns a yard, barn, venue into a master piece, but her staff is also talented. When you arrive at an event that Kris and her staff have created you first thoughts are "wow"! Every detail thought out perfectly and professionally dressed up staff to greet you!
Kathy · Married on 09/13/2014
When I began planning my daughter's wedding I thought I could do it on my own. Then I realized it was a lot of work. I found MerrryMakers website and gave Kris a call. The first conversation I had with Kris we talked closed to an hour. I knew from that moment I found our wedding planner. She was so helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process. We relied on her during the rehearsal and the wedding day. Kris and her staff took care of EVERYTHING the day of the wedding! All we had to do was show up and enjoy the moment!
Peggy · event on: 08/23/2014
Kris and her team were amazing. She understood my daughter's vision and no detail went unnoticed. She helped trouble shoot with our vendors, handled all the contracts and made sure the day before and the day of the wedding were perfect. Renee was onsite for the weekend and I can't thank her enough for the outstanding job she did to help make everything perfect. I highly recommend Kris and her team, we could not have done it without them.
R · Married on 07/17/2011
Thank you for all your help from early planning right up to the end of wedding day fun! You kept things organized and made sure we had all the details planned out just right and had all our vendors on the same page. Thank you for streamlining this big day for us we truly appreciate it!!!
Katie · Married on 08/28/2010
We loved Kris. The day went off without a hitch and I just kept thinking there's no way I could have done this by myself. Because of her, we were both able to enjoy our day and had no worries. We live out of state and couldn't have managed all the little details without her help. All of her recommendations were great. We loved our DJ, our Cake, and our Flowers.