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DeJa · Married on 10/06/2018
Our Perfect Day
Highly recommended! I am so thankful I had Shawon and her team with me every step of the way. From our first meeting I knew she was the perfect planner for me. With her down to earth personality and professionalism, I knew we were making the right choice. Shawon pointed us in the right direction and was there to answer any questions. She made sure everything was taken care of, so we could enjoy our special day. With the help of SDS Events our wedding was everything we hoped for and more!
Anita Uhmari · Married on 09/08/2018
A gift for my special day
Wedding planning is hectic and time consuming. I admit I tried to do it myself while working a full time job. Let me say that was an epic fail. I reached out to several wedding planners. Settle on SDS event. While talking to a co- worker she referred SDSEvents. I called that a sign. Well I met with Shawron and Tiarra, can I say they were able to read my style right away. I felt a heavy load was lifted off my shoulders, literally.
Anyway as the months rolled pass my fiancé and I called off the wedding. Shawron did not push or fuss. When I called her back to tell her that it was back on. Shawron pressed resume “play” right where it stopped. She worked with my then fiancé and I so well. Shawron gives out free hugs too when you need it!!! They are free!!!
Any way on the day of my wedding , the air conditioner at the hotel room was not working. Shawron called me for a wake up call. She could sense I was upset. I told her I was hot and I did not have water. She said Don’t worry about it I will handle it , I will call downstairs to front desk. The next thing I know maintenance was at my door with a fan and a bottle of Dasani. I’m tearing up as I write this!!!!
When I say the service is nothing short of amazing and on point. She will work with your budget and allow you to make your dream come true without breaking the bank!!!
Shenickie Taylor · Married on 08/11/2018
My wedding was 8/11/18 and I couldn’t have been more pleased and satisfied with the way my wedding and reception was executed and decorated! From the flowers, decor, food, cake, venue, bridal store, photos, and professionalism I received from Shawon, the rest of the SDS ladies, and vendors was outstanding! My guest are still talking about my wedding/reception and how fabulous it was! Shawon asked me if anything could have been done better, absolutely not! Keep up the great work, this is truly your gift, Derick and I couldn’t think of anything that could’ve been better!! Thanks so much!!
Nkolika · Married on 08/04/2018
This was literally the best thing we spent money on! There SDS team were so amazing!!! They made my wedding day so stress free, I didn't even have to handle any last minute fallout ( as a matter of fact I didn't even know about it till after the wedding :). They were so professional, flexible and made the whole experience the best I could have imagined. I loved having "the lady in waiting" by my side to help with anything I needed. So worth every penny we spent!
Rasheda · Married on 06/23/2018
My overall experience with SDS Events was amazing! SDS Events surrounded me with love and support. As you can imagine; I was nervous and emotional some days. I was always greeted with a hug, smile and a gentle reminder that all is well!. With so many action items on your plate, it was refreshing to receive an abundance of support outside of family and friends. SDS Events keep me focused and on budget. Shawon is professional, resourceful and honest. Her staff was courteous and professional. My wedding was everything I dream of and more! I truly couldn't have executed my wedding without SDS Events.
T · Married on 05/26/2018
I love this team of professional yet personable individuals!!! Here I was a woman getting married with not one clue as to what I wanted. Not a single vision or dream about this. Shawon and her team guided me through this entire process providing valuable input as well as reading me with such accuracy that a dream I never had came to life. Shawon and team calmed my fears, eased my anxiety and was always there when I needed them. Everything was perfect! They went above and beyond in the services they provided to make sure I had the most wonderful day EVER! I cant thank them enough!!
Monique · Married on 05/05/2018
5/5/18 the best day of my life!!! We owe it to Shawon and her SDS team. When we meet Shawon for the first time it felt like I was reunited with a long lost family member. When we left the meeting my husband was convinced we could not have this wedding without her and her team lol! Seriously, your wedding day is one of the biggest days in a woman’s life and I am so blessed that god lead me to her (My fairy wedding mother). Like most brides I called her for every little thing and she was so professional, attentive, and knowledgeable every time! Even the day of the wedding my mind was racing wanting to make sure all my little details and signage was in order lol. Stress is just not necessary when you have SDS in charge! I don’t know what I would have done without Shawon from the times I just needed a hug, to times she saved me from tripling my budget! (Her connections) If you are thinking about a wedding planner don’t cheat yourself SDS is the best hands down. How many brides can say there wedding day was truly perfect? I’ll wait............. ME!!!!!
- The Croutch’s
Ashley · Married on 03/17/2018
We could not have picked a better team than SDS Events! Everyone was well coordinated, organized, and kept us informed on every step of the day!
Rhonda · Married on 11/18/2017
Shawon and the staff of SDS Events turned my dream wedding into a reality. I told Shawon I wanted “simple but elegant” and she made it happen! There is a reason why, 4 months after my wedding, I continue to hear: “That was the best wedding I have ever attended” From the decor and DJ to the photo booth, Shawon brought in professional, experienced vendors that created an elegant affair!
Shanta · Married on 11/04/2017
Shawon, Thank you:
For meeting me the SAME day that I contacted you about my wedding.
For agreeing to plan my wedding - 6 short months out..I know..yikes
For allowing me to vent and be mean while dealing with my first world problems smh
For making a reluctant bride a believer again (I was taking myself way too seriously).
For humoring a 39/40 yr old non-traditional, sort of traditional, I make my own traditions kind of bride
For helping me throw my biggest, baddest and most ballingness "house party" ever LOL
Shawon, you and your team of beautiful ladies did a wonderful and most professional job executing my vision. You have something special here and deserve recognition for it.
Shawon, you were inspirational, helpful and most importantly, available to me up to the day of my wedding (and after). The rehearsal and ceremony were ON TIME, yeahhhhhhhhh!!
Everything from makeup to sparkler send-off ran smoothly. If there was a hiccup or bump in the road I wouldn't have known
In six months, you helped me pull together a dream of a wedding and I couldn't be more proud.
Guests say it was the wedding of the year and the wedding of the century! Even invited guests that weren't in attendance are talking about this wedding....#hateyoumissedit
Thanks for calling me the NEXT day after getting a phone call and couple of those .."Pls call me".."Oh nevermind smiley face" texts from me..I know smh. A call to Tiara..and she was right there with the answer as usual!
My former fiance adored you and my new husband loves you in a way that I approve! :)
Shawon I'm proud of you and love you, Tiara you mean the world to me, Tia my fellow libra you stuck by my side and didn't let me get you into trouble
Many thanks to the entire SDS team. I am very grateful to know each of you..xoxo Shanta "Shae" Rudd
PS - the ring bearer wants to know when we're having ANOTHER wedding...what the??
Brittany · Married on 10/14/2017
SDS Events did an exquisite job! Everything was on a timely manner and on point with the vision we had for the wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. Shawon really took the time to listen to our needs and wants and really brought the family together to help execute the perfect wedding experience for everyone! The Whole SDS events crew was so engaging, helpful, uplifting, and cheerful. The wedding would not have been such a success without these ladies. They truly are miracle workers!
Mesha · Married on 10/06/2017
Choosing SDS Events as our wedding planner/coordinator was the best decision ever! I had meetings with other wedding planners and I was unsure of which company to choose until I met with Shawon; I knew instantly that we would work well together! I was convinced that planning a wedding in Charlotte, NC while living in Houston, TX would be difficult, expensive, and stressful and it was none of the above. Shawon made certain that my visits to Charlotte were productive, efficient, and stress-free. I had a situation with a Houston-area makeup artist that cancelled on me at the last minute, right before our engagement photos. Shawon not only submitted a review to the MUA on my behalf, she also helped me locate another MUA in time for our photo session. That is just one example of the many times SDS Events provided exceptional service and support. Throughout the planning process, Shawon would check on me regularly to make certain that I was following "the checklist", but also to remind me not to get overwhelmed. She was the perfect balance for my Type A personality. I not only gained an amazing event planning team, but I also gained a therapist, big sister, and friend. Even the wedding rehearsal was a home run. It was over in 53 minutes flat. And we ran through the ceremony twice! I was confident that the wedding day schedule would be executed flawlessly, and I was correct! I called Shawon the morning after and expressed our gratitude; I honestly don’t know how we could have pulled the day without her. Almost three weeks later I am still receiving compliments on our wedding experience. I have recommended SDS Events at least three times since then. Trust me, choose them and you will not be disappointed!
TESLA · Married on 09/30/2017
Words cannot express my gratitude for Shawon and the SDS Events staff who are VERY professional, organized and punctual. I approached them with one idea and ended up with what I envisioned. Initially I didn't know how to put my thoughts into words, but Shawon and Tiarra became my personal mind readers and made our 15 Year Wedding Anniversary celebration an unforgettable night. The team was super friendly and attentive to our needs as well as our guest the entire night. We received so many praises after the event. They were able to keep me calm, classy and stress free throughout the entire process. The hand picked vendors on her team were above my expectations. There were so many small details that we hadn't thought of and Shawon took care of it all down to the perfect linen :-) ... I would HIGHLY recommend SDS Events if you are looking for superb service AND an unforgettable experience!
YOU ALL WERE AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING
Jevetta · Married on 09/23/2017
I can't say thank you enough to SDS Events for all of help. You ladies helped make my wedding PERFECT, I did not have to left one finger. I loved the professionalism, caring, tentativeness you showed to my husband and I.
My guess talked about this companies weeks after the wedding, stating they knew what they was doing. I have heard so many times from my guest stating, "oh your wedding planner was on point."
This company knows exactly what they are doing and certainly can get the job done. I love the fact that I was always reminded "you don't have to worry this is what you hired us to do" which took the aniexty away immediately! All I can say is SDS Events, I am so happy to have done business with you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
C · Married on 08/20/2017
SDS Events did a wonderful job planning and executing our 15 year vowel renewal. This was one of the best days of our lives. So many wonderful memories were made with our family and friends. It was a magical experience and we owe it all to SDS. They are very organized and hard working. Thank you SDS!!!
Kim · Married on 07/01/2017
I'll keep it simple: you will not find a more responsive, professional, resourceful planning service than SDS Events. Shawon, the CEO, meets with you to obtain clarity about your vision for your big day. Then, she connects you with service providers who will deliver exactly what you expect - and beyond! On your wedding day, you will be buffered from all stress while your event unfolds flawlessly before your eyes. My wedding day was like a dream. I'm convinced that no one could have done it better. If - and that's a big if - you can get her, DO IT.
Tiffany · Married on 07/01/2017
I don't know where to start with writing this review. Shawon CEO of SDS events came highly recommended. I was a little skeptical about hiring a wedding planner but after looking at Shawon's website. Needless to say I was impressed at all of her work she had done. Hiring SDS events was the best thing that I could have done. Meeting with Shawan and tiara was awesome. They were very professional caring loving and down to earth. Shawon greeted me with a bridal wake up call. 1st thing she said it's Wedding Day!!!! I was beyond excited that I had been up since 6 that morning!!!! Shawon let me know that she will be calling to check on me throughout the day since she would not be coordinating my wedding that day. She told me that I was in good hands with the team that she had assembled for me that consisted of Tiara,Tiffany, Tia and Adara. These ladies did an awesome job and making sure that my Wedding was on time and FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!! The Murray family Love's Shawon and SDS events..
Holly · Married on 06/10/2017
Once engaged, my fiance (now husband) knew I would need help with the entire planning process! He immediately recommended Shawon and the SDS team because she was the planner of his best friend wedding a few years earlier, and I had a friend whose wedding she had just completed. Once we sat down for the consultation, I just knew she was IT! Her character, demeanor, no nonsense, professional, business savvy mode was all I needed to see and hear! I knew we were in good hands when we left the consultation and decided to say yes, but after 18 months of planning, I truly realized I was in superb hands because she turned my indecisiveness into an amazing, elegant, flawless wedding! She was there every step of the way to provide sound advice, recommendations, and execute the day all in a timely manner in true SDS fashion! Her expertise was always on point! She was just what I needed, and I cannot say thank you enough because the SDS team is not just great but awesome at what they do for a bride before, after, during, and all other moments in between leading up to and on that special day! Our wedding party, family, and friends are still raving about that amazing day! You will never know how much you mean to me! Shawon, thank you for being my wedding planner, counselor, and friend! The Crocketts love and appreciate you for truly making our day! We are thankful for SDS Events!
Kianna · Married on 05/20/2017
The first day that I met sds events, I knew that they had to be the ones to coordinate my wedding! My wedding day was executed flawlessly and it was the happiest day of me and my husbands life! Everything was absolutely breath taking and it was just what we imagined it to be. Shawon and her team were amazing from start to finish but most of all very professional and accomadating! I would choose them ten times over and I would do anything to relive our fabulous day! Thank you sds for making us feel so special on our day! We can never repay you!
Toni · Married on 05/13/2017
Shawon, owner of SDS Events is awesome! Every bride to be planning a wedding needs her on their team! She has helped me in more ways than one. From keeping me calm to staying on budget to helping me focus on what matters most. Her response time is fast. She is always available for quick questions and decisions via phone/email or for face to face meetings. One of the best decisions I have made! Thank you #teamSDS
Latoya · Married on 05/06/2017
I got engaged in October 2015 and immediately started planning my dream wedding. Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a big Do It Yourself type person so I never thought I would seek the help of a wedding planner. I ended up moving from Charlotte to Virginia and quickly realized I needed help. Shawon of SDS Events came highly recommended by several people I knew, but they all didn't know each other so I took this as a sign that I definitely needed to choose her. We came into town for a consultation with her and Tiara and I instantly wanted to hire her. SDS should stand for Stop Dang Stressing because that's exactly what she did for me. Everything I stressed about or thought I would stress about her and her team handled with grace and ease. Her words to me were to take a deep breath, relax, I got you boo and everything is fixable. I started to hear those words in my sleep but it always helped and got me through and in the end EVERYTHING turned out absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have done it without her. She took the stress out of planning a wedding from another state for 100 guest coming from all over the US from as far as Hawaii. Guests are still talking about how beautiful it was and how professional (and strict lol) Shawon and her staff were. Please note she does not play about time management and professionalism. You will appreciate this the most on your wedding day when she pulls off that On Time & Flawless wedding that people will talk about for years to come. Thank you SDS Events for everything.
Erin · Married on 12/31/2016
We first met with Shawon a year before our wedding in hopes to setup a day of consultant. After going through some of the contracts we had already signed and realizing how much we still had to do I knew we needed her!!! When I tell you she took so much stress off my shoulders is an understatement! She brought us to so many fabulous vendors, I truly loved them all and they loved her as well!! She is committed to helping with every detail and nothing is missed. I cannot begin to describe my feeling when I first walked into my reception and how in love I was with every detail!!!! It was perfect and exactly what I dreamed of in my head. Her team is so professional and beyond helpful!! Everyone in our wedding party loved them! Thank you Shawon and everyone at SDS who helped make our day simply THE BEST DAY EVER!!
Sharnelle · Married on 10/15/2016
I cannot thank Shawon and team SDS enough for the amazing job that they did in bringing our wedding together. From beginning to end, SDS Events ensured that our wedding was classy, beautiful and ON TIME. Shawon and team SDS are incredible and we could not have been more impressed with their services. Shawon listened to what we wanted, worked within our budget and delivered on every promise. In addition to being organized and professional, Shawon treated me like a close friend and was always there to reassure me that everything was going to be okay. Shawon handled curveballs like a pro and on my wedding day I had complete confidence that everything would go as planned – and it did. The services SDS Events provided are invaluable and we cannot thank them enough for their contributions to our special day.
Torie · Married on 10/08/2016
SDS Events was truly amazing at planning and designing my wedding venue. Everything was tasteful and elegant. To any couple that is looking for a wedding planner that provides superb ideas and recommendations ask SHAWON, she has you covered!
Tamaria · Married on 09/24/2016
When I first reached out for wedding planning. I did not expect the immediate response I received from Shawon. When I first met Shawon and Tiara they were so professional and I was so confused as to what I wanted for our wedding. Shawon looked at me reassuringly and said "I got you." Shawon took the vision I did not have and turned our wedding into a fairy tale. I mean honestly our wedding is something that you only read about. From our ceremony to the reception all I can say is FLAWLESS. I would recommend Shawon and her team to anyone. Not only is SDS Events the absolute best. Shawon and Tiara genuinely care and have your best interest at heart. If you don't have SDS Events then you don't have the Best. We can't thank you enough for making our day perfect. We love you. Dreams really do come true