Tara · Married on 02/02/2019
Totally worth it!
I originally thought I would plan our wedding on my own, but when I realized how much goes into it I decided to book SBS and boy am I happy that I did! SBS Weddings did an amazing job helping to bring our dream wedding to life. They were prompt in their responses and flexible in their availability. They did an amazing job with the day of coordination ensuring everything ran smoothly and I truly felt like I did not have to worry with my wedding in their hands. Thank you Jacqui and Kathie for making our wedding day so perfect!Sent on 02/07/2019
Sophia · Married on 07/14/2018
Kathie and Jacqui did an amazing job! We had our destination wedding on July 14, 2018 at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples Florida. They did an excellent job communicating with all the vendors and creating our timeline; and I was able to relax the day of the wedding knowing that all the details were well taken care of. They worked with the vendors the day of to make sure everything went smoothly. They are also well prepared with "tools" and were able to fix my dress when the bustle broke during the reception. They are very warm, friendly, fun and great at what they do. I highly recommend them!Sent on 07/24/2018
olivia · Married on 04/21/2018
After working with Kathie and Jacqui (Side by Side Weddings) for my wedding in April my mom and I can't sing their praises enough! After meeting with them on a vendor tour we knew they would be the perfect fit for our day-of coordinators. Their personalities are so sweet and bubbly you instantly feel like friends and they make it SO fun to work with them. Their depth of knowledge and advice provided along the way made us so comfortable handing over the control to them. Throughout the planning process they were always so sweet when I reached out asking for advice on even the littlest things. When it came down to the day of I couldn't have felt more at ease knowing they were in charge. With their impeccable taste and attention to detail they were able to turn our reception space into something more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! On top of that they were brilliant at creating and managing the timeline/vendors to make sure everyone and everything was in its place which allowed me to enjoy the wedding day totally stress free! From the bottom of our hearts, we can't thank you enough for all the hard work, care, and love you poured into our wedding day.Sent on 05/21/2018
Alexandra · Married on 04/14/2018
What an amazing treat to work with this mother daughter team. They have moved on from wedding planners and referee between my mother and I to hopefully lifelong friends. They were a amazing team to work with from day one. We interviewed over fifteen wedding planners and I could not be happier with our decision to choose Jacqui and Kathie. They helped guide us with vendors, choices in decor, and helped with every detail of our big day. It was lovely to work and get to know this dynamite duo but where they really shine is the day off. They made sure everyone had the timeline and stuck to it, they made sure every detail that had been put into this day went off without a hitch. If you have any doubts about hiring them you can cast them aside and Side by Side will make all your wedding day dreams come true. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a direct reference I know that choosing a wedding planner can be scary as they work hand in hand with the bride and groom as well as all of the vendors. This teams attention to detail and communication will blow you away!!!!Sent on 04/23/2018
Jennifer · Married on 04/07/2018
We used Side by Side Weddings as "day of coordinators" for my wedding at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, but they were so much more than that! They met with my mother and me multiple times leading up to the wedding day but they really started to become a big help from about a month out where they did the most outstanding job of communicating with my vendors, creating timelines for everyone and everything, and attending to the details both big and small. I honestly cannot imagine "pulling it all together" in the final weeks as smoothly and efficiently as they did for us. And they did it so pleasantly, always with a positive attitude and a smile! The wedding day turned out truly beautiful in every way! I would HIGHLY recommend them when looking for a wedding planner in the Naples area. Thank you SBS Weddings!!!!Sent on 05/27/2018
Ailie · Married on 11/11/2017
If you are getting married in the Naples, Florida area, these two are a must-hire!! I utilized Kathie and Jacqui's month-of coordination for my 11/11/17 wedding. I am a very organized person and originally my mom and I thought we could do everything on our own, but I am SO glad we hired Kathie and Jacqui and truly do not know what I would have done without them. Beyond just their traditional month of coordination tasks (e.g. confirming all vendors, arrival times, making sure your day runs perfectly), they went above and beyond to help me pick up the pieces from some changes Hurricane Irma caused to our wedding day. Speaking of above and beyond, they also managed to address every tiny little detail - from ensuring my MANY personal items (frames, decor, etc.) were placed exactly how I wanted, to bringing double sided tape to help my bridesmaid dresses stay on these beautiful hangers I bought. Throughout the month before the wedding, they were so friendly and always available via phone and email. They know all of the vendors in the area personally and very well, and they were able to leverage those relationships to make the planning and day of the best it could be. They were SUCH a joy to work with and talk to, and I hope to stay in touch with them for years to come. Thank you so much, Kathie and Jacqui!Sent on 11/30/2017
Sabsina · Married on 07/01/2017
Kathie and Jacqui are the reason why our wedding came together! We owe them everything for our special day and we have nothing but glowing things to say. I knew from my first conversation with Kathie that these two were going to be what we needed to help us pull off our day. They were always organized, always on top of everything, and always available! While we hired them for day of coordination, they were also helpful with finding some last minute vendors.Sent on 07/12/2017
I'm type A lawyer and thought I could handle all the wedding planning on my own. After having Kathie and Jacqui for a few months, I wished everyday that I had them from the beginning. Thank you ladies for making our day so special!
Amanda · Married on 05/27/2017
Can't say enough great things about Kathie and Jacqui! They held my hand through the whole planning process and worked so hard to make sure everything was absolutely perfect on my wedding day. They are so knowledgeable and helped me pick amazing vendors! Choosing them was the best choice. I felt so lucky to have their guidance, expertise, and genuine friendship as well. Can't say enough about how great these ladies are!Sent on 05/30/2017
Barb · Married on 10/28/2016
Using these two incredibly talented and professional ladies was the key to achieving the dream wedding my daughter imagined. Their attention and execution to detail to even the most minute detail resulted in my bride's vision being fulfilled beyond her wildest dreams. As an event planner herself of major international events, Lauren's ideas for her wedding were extremely sophisticated and specific, yet none too unmanageable or unachievable for these two perfectionists. They set the bar very high and helped us to find vendors of equal caliber. I highly recommend Side by Side as they are top notch, and consequently friends for life.Sent on 11/13/2016
kevyn · Married on 10/22/2016
Side by Side did an absolutely amazing job helping plan my wedding. I cannot thank them enough for being there and assisting with all the preparation and day of coordination. My special day would not have been so smooth without Side by Side's help and guidance through the whole planning process. They were there for anything that was needed and I really appreciate them being part of my wedding team. It was definitely the best day of my life and Side by Side played an integral role, far exceeding my expectations. I would highly recommend them any day.Sent on 11/17/2016
Justine · Married on 10/14/2016
Kathie and Jacqui are the best!! I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about them.Sent on 12/12/2016
I have a demanding work schedule and was planning our destination wedding on a shorter timeline. I was nervous that this would not be feasible based on all the time and energy it takes to plan a wedding, but they immediately set me at ease. They helped with initiating the planning process, organization, communication with vendors, working around my schedule to talk with me, creating timelines, and supporting me the day of the wedding- essentially managing the process from end-to-end while allowing me to create the aesthetic I wanted.
Jacqui and Kathie are experts on the best vendors in the area and offered honest feedback which I valued being from out-of-town. They helped me to find vendors that fit perfectly for what I wanted and helped me stay on track all the way.
Kathie and Jacqui are amazing at what they do and also genuinely wonderful people. I felt like I was planning our wedding with friends I've known for ages. They truly care and I knew they wanted the day to be perfect for us.
I was able to fully enjoy our wedding day without worrying about day-of tasks, minor details, or any issues- they were on top of every detail so that we could just have FUN and enjoy the day. Without them, it would have been a drastically different experience and I'm so thankful they were able to be a part of our wedding.
I was in need of a wedding planner who is professional, flexible, easy to work with, has a high taste level, is efficient, and would help me streamline the wedding planning process... and Kathie and Jacqui absolutely exceeded my expectations!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have imagined going through the process without their help.
Nicole · Married on 06/04/2016
Kathie and Jacqui are amazing! They really worked so hard to make the entire day seamless and everything I wanted. They are so organized and helped keep the whole day on track. We had so much fun working with them! People keep asking my what my favorite part of my wedding was and it was that everyone really just had a good time, no stress and had a fun day. This was mostly in part to Kathie and Jacqui because they were so helpful and on top of everything.Sent on 06/15/2016
Gabrielle · Married on 10/18/2015
I would recommend Side by Side Wedding Services to absolutely everybody planning a destination wedding down in the Naples, Florida area. Both Kathie & Jacqui were a delight to work with throughout the entire planning process and made the daunting task of throwing a destination wedding seem easy and effortless. Kathie's response time on any e-mails or phone calls that you make to her is incredibly fast and she is very thorough on answering any questions you have or helping you to handle any issues that arise. I would not have used anybody else to help coordinate my wedding and am grateful that LaPlaya referred me to Side by Side!Sent on 11/17/2015
Leah · Married on 10/17/2015
Side by Side is by far the BEST event planning service you can use. On the day of our wedding, their attention to detail and their ability to remove all last minute stress like ensuring all vendors were there on time, working with the photographer to ensure timelines were met, and working with the venue to guarantee everything went off without a hitch truly made our day wonderful and let my family, husband and I 100% enjoy the day without worrying about anything! As we were planning a destination wedding from OH for FL, Kathie and Jacqui understood the stress involved with planning from afar and did everything imaginable to see that everything was taken care of and overall, that we were happy. For example, a band that we had researched was playing at a restaurant in Naples. As we were hesitant about booking a band from OH, Kathie & Jacqui went to the restaurant, ate dinner and watched the band play and as soon as they left gave us feedback! Not only does Side by Side help in all areas leading up to the wedding - but on the day of - they truly are the Dream Team that you want on your side! We are forever thankful that we found them and used them for our wedding. For those that are looking to plan a destination wedding/event, and even those who are planning locally - you can expect 100% wonderful service. Working with Kathie and Jacqui are like working with two friends who truly care about making your day and the time leading up to your event as special and stress free as possible. They have top notch referrals for photographers, officiants, flower & décor, music so you can be sure that when you work with Side by Side not only are you working with the best Event Planners - you are working with the best in all other areas as well. Their name says it all -you can expect someone to stand, laugh, cry, and be by your side, in the craziest and calmest of situations and know they have your best interests at heart. Truly the best and nothing less - they are amazing!Sent on 12/18/2015
Jenna · Married on 04/18/2015
Working with Kathie and Jacqui throughout our wedding planning process was absolutely incredible! Not only are they two of the sweetest people we've met, they really, really know their stuff! We were so beyond pleased with them - from our very first meeting, until our wedding day. They are both so knowledgeable, professional, fun and a HUGE stress relief! Having Kathie and Jacqui work with us on the day of our wedding was the best decision we made. We didn't have to worry about a thing! They truly were on top of every last detail, and it was so amazing to have them right by my side throughout the day. Any last minute thing I thought of, they had already taken care of! They really brought such a sense of calm, and were so attentive and anticipated our every need. They coordinated with all of the vendors as we got closer to the wedding, and handled all of the logistics for us on the day of - which was an incredible help. I was able to relax all day with my friends and family and not have to worry about anything, thanks to them! It was such an incredible experience - these ladies worked so hard for us and made our day so perfect! You will NOT regret working with them - they're the best!Sent on 07/23/2015
Laura · Married on 02/07/2015
Hiring "day of" wedding coordinator, Kathie Resop with Side By Side, was one of the best decisions I made during the planning phase of my wedding. From the moment I first spoke with Kathie, I knew I was in great hands! She is extremely organized, detail-oriented, passionate and hard working! I couldn't have asked for anyone better to execute my entire wedding seamlessly and perfectly! About a month before my wedding, she reached out to all my vendors and made sure she was completely on top of all the details and plans that I put together for my big day. I never had to stress or worry about any of the details leading up to the wedding nor did I have to sweat about my vendors or the schedule, timeline or anything because Kathie and her team was completely in control and on top of everything. She made me feel like I was her most important bride leading up to my wedding and made sure my wedding turned out exactly how I had planned and hoped for. Kathie and her daughter, Jacqui, were an awesome team and I really enjoyed working with them. They helped make my wedding day experience a lot less stressful since I didn't have to worry about all the little details and the vendors or schedule. I can't express enough how glad I am that I had the best "day of" coordinator-- Kathie Resop!! She and Jacqui are just amazing! Outstanding!Sent on 02/16/2015
Tiffany · Married on 11/15/2014
Words cannot express what an amazing job SideBySide did in helping to plan and assist with day of coordination for our destination wedding! From the moment we initially reached out to Kathie & Jacqui they were hands on and quickly replied to all emails, phone calls, and any other inquiries. Having access to their preferred vendors list was beyond helpful as we are from out of town. Their personal input on which vendors they felt would be best for us was priceless and led to us having the ultimate wedding of our dreams! Having a mother-daughter team for day of coordination resulted in an absolutely seamless day where everything transitioned simply perfectly! I truly felt as though they treated myself and all of my family like we were a part of their family which meant a lot on such an important day. I cannot praise this team enough- the professionalism, attention to detail, and more importantly the amount of fun we had together makes SidebySide I highly recommended vendor for any bride!Sent on 12/14/2014
Brooke · Married on 06/28/2014
Kudos to Kathie Resop. Kathie was such a huge help with our daughter's wedding. From the first time we met, she was willing to provide a package of what we desired, while other wedding planning vendors only had a set package and were unwilling to work out a smaller package. Kathie's timeline, day of wedding services, and her overall wedding wisdom were especially helpful to us. We highly recommend Side by Side services. Kathie is a wonderful person and a superb wedding planner.Sent on 07/19/2014
Regan · Married on 06/07/2014
Kathie and Jacqui Resop, the team of Side by Side Wedding are amazing! These ladies knows what they are doing. My biggest fear planning my wedding was the "day of" details. When the day came I was really grateful they were there. Everything was spotless and in place! Everyone knew exactly what was going on and when Thanks to a very detailed time lime they put together. Every other vendor I hired had something very nice to say about how they handle our event.Sent on 06/17/2014
Brides: If you are in the SW Florida area you have to have Side by Side. It would be the best decision you'll ever make for the most important day in your life.
Kathie, Jacqui. From the bottom of our heart, thank you so very much for being who you are, such pleasant, sweet and joyful persons. Every member of the wedding party and my family were very grateful to have meet you and spent time with you both! You truly made our day stress free and wonderful. Thank you for the little but meaningful things you added to our reception. I loved the sign! It meant the world to both Me and Jeff.
User4162061 · 2+ years ago
Kathie and Jacqui were absolutely fabulous the day of my wedding!! They were so professional and always ensuring not only me, but my entire wedding party was taken care of. Their organized and go-getter demeanor allowed everyone to feel at ease the day of the wedding. They are wonderful and would highly recommend them to anyone!!Sent on 06/09/2014
Sheila · Married on 03/22/2014
Kathie and her daughter were absolutely amazing from the moment we booked them to the last dance at our wedding. I had lots of questions leading up to the big day and Kathie was my go to... She went above and beyond the call of duty that when my big day came all I had to do was relax and get ready. They are a well oiled machine and treated my wedding as if it was their own and ensured everything went perfectly.Sent on 04/07/2014
When the night was over we returned to our suite and it was so nice to have all of our personal belongings, gifts etc waiting for us. Thanks to Kathie and her daughter who handled it all.
A day of planner is not a nice to have...Side by Side are a must have. I promise that you will not regret it!!!
Tressie · Married on 03/16/2014
Kathie and Jacqui are and were wonderful! We hired them for the day of my daughter's destination wedding at La Playa in Naples,FL. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew we had found the right team. So personable and so fun! An instant friendship which made a perfect wedding. We didn't worry about a thing. Everything was perfect, from the set up to the take down, communication with the vendors, communication with the guests, etc. You don't have a worry in the world, they do it all. I can't say enough...Sent on 03/28/2014
THE BEST IN NAPLES!
Karen · Married on 01/31/2014
Kathie was very helpful and professional. She and her daughter Jackie anticipated everything we needed and helped in so many ways!Sent on 02/21/2014
Jessica · Married on 05/26/2013
Kathie is amazing to work with!! The entire reason why we had a destination wedding was to have a stress and hands free wedding and reception so my husband and I would enjoy every moment of getting married. I could not imagine doing this with out Kathie!! She was so helpful from day one. She is extremely organized, attentive, and detailed oriented. I knew that I didn't have to worry about a single thing the day of our wedding. Which is a feeling that is worth it's weight in gold! I trusted her completely with every aspect of our special day. There are only a few moments in life that truly impact your life and make a memory that will last forever. Kathie will help you have magical, memorable, and perfect day!Sent on 05/31/2013
Joshua · Married on 09/28/2012
Worked with Side by Side(Kathie Resop) for our Sept 2012 wedding. Kathie is incredibility talented in all planning of events such as this. Her attention to detail over the last 2 years is something one can only hope to find. If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no further than Side by Side. Kathie knows the venues and vendors and will make your wedding dreams for a couple come true.Sent on 10/09/2012