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Derrian · Married on 10/19/2019
Wedding Planning was excellent!
Mrs. Racquel is the best HANDS DOWN! She’s so attentive to details and is sure to get you what you want and how you want it. She doesn’t mind going the extra mile to make your day special. She’s open to many different ideas and she will work with you on any questions or concerns you may have. I have no doubt that my wedding day will be perfect with her and her team on my side! ❤️Sent on 01/04/2019
Standing Ovations's reply:Why thank you soooo much! I can’t wait for your big day this year! I will bring all your hard work and Visio. For you day to life! We will ale the day spectacular
Derrian Haynes · Married on 10/19/2019
The Sweetest & Most Amazing Team Ever
Mrs. Racquel and her team were absolutely amazing!! They’re so professional and attentive to details! They made sure that everything was perfect! Any event that we will have in the future I will be calling on this marvelous team! Our family and friends were all raving about how sweet the team was! I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed planning and celebrating with this team! If you’re in the market for professionals that genuinely care and will do ANYTHING to make sure that your event is perfect please give Mrs. Racquel a call!Sent on 10/22/2019
Keshon · Married on 05/04/2019
Outstanding and amazing!!!
Mrs.Racquel and her staff are amazing! If you're stressed out about anything, just call her right away and she'll take care of it! Anything i wanted, she searched for it and found us the best options! Shes very organized and punctual. On our wedding day, I knew I had absolutely nothing to stress about because Racquel and her team were on it. Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner, and am so grateful that we picked her to help us throughout our wedding planning.Sent on 05/09/2019
I would recommend Racquel and her team to absolutely anyone!
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank you so much Shae! I felt like I was planning my daughter’s wedding😍!!! I really enjoyed being on your team and I wish you and EJ all the best! Keep God First and all will fall right in place.❤️
Tammy Martin · Married on 05/04/2019
Becoming The Barrows 5/4/19
Hi Racquel... I don’t really know where to start, everything was so fabulous on Shae's and Erick's day and we just wanted to thank you sincerely. We could not have imagined that everything could be so perfect. Every detail was better than we could have imagine. We were totally delighted in every way. I highly recommend you and your team!!!!Sent on 05/16/2019
The Martin' s and Barrow's
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank you so much Tammy! It was a honor to be chosen as your daughter’s wedding planner. I’m so happy you and your husband were pleased with our services.
Iesha · Married on 05/26/2018
Standing Ovation is the best! Words can’t explain how amazing they are!Sent on 10/16/2018
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank you Iesha! Working with you was like a dream! You had your vision of your day and you trusted me to bring it to life!
Wyketta · Married on 04/08/2017
Standing Ovations was referred to me by a friend on Facebook. I honestly took the leap because it was a referral from a good friend. Needless to say it was the best decision other than say yes to my husband. Racquel and her team were there every step of the way, including home visits, timely responses, close attention to details, preferred list of vendors, and a high degree of professionalism. We planned for 16 mos and my husband and I felt as though we weren't even planning a wedding, Racquel arranged everything. She didn't overlook even one detail. The day of my wedding went over without a hitch!!!! Except for my son loosing his shoes, but guess who found them, yes, Racquel! Her staff is highly professional, in tune with our needs and acted accordingly. They knew where everything/everyone should be at any given time and were always available when needed. Our wedding was at 6 pm so the team was there the whole day. The wedding started at the exact start time and we even had enough time to greet guests during the cocktail hour. Our guests and family were in awe at the decor, the food, the presentation, and the overall event. I would recommend Standing Ovations to any bride looking for peace of mind, a guiding and supportive consultant, and the skill to pull off the wedding of your dreams.Sent on 06/23/2017
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank you so much for your review! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Anzio! Please let us know how we can be of additional services in the future!
Shantel · Married on 04/01/2017
Shantel Perryman wedding April 2017
Standing Ovations was first class when it came to my wedding preparation and the big day. The staff left no stones unturned. I would recommend their services to any bride. Enjoyed the experience. It was a dream come true!!!Sent on 12/30/2018
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank you so much Shantel! Your day was simple beautiful! It was such a pleasure being in your wedding team!
Ashley · Married on 12/03/2016
Raquel was referred to me by a retired caterer and I must say it was the best decision my husband and I made. Our wedding experience was definitely one to remember. We literally didn’t have to do a thing but say yes or no to what we liked and didn’t like. Raquel made sure all vendors were on time and on point. Like any event, we ran into a few issues but Raquel did her absolute best to ensure that my husband and I didn’t have any added stress. She did whatever was asked of her and went far and above what was expected of her. I would recommend standing ovations to any bride and groom looking for a stress free wedding experience, she was worth every single dime. We thank her and her team for the wonderful experience we received, we couldn’t have chosen a better company to go with.Sent on 06/01/2019
Standing Ovations's reply:Ashley and John, words can not say how honored I was to be on your team. When you see a couple who truly love and respect each other, you make sure you give the 110%!! Planning your wedding was very fun and entertaining-each day!!you know your husband missed his calling as a comedian🤣. Never a dull moment. I would call John sometimes just to get my laugh for the day! Such a great guy!! Again thank you and I really appreciate all the kind words! Be Blessed!!
Katrina · Married on 05/09/2015
Best Wedding Planner Ever
Standing Ovations left no detail out. Very professional and knowledgeable. My wedding day was perfect and I will forever be grateful! Outstanding service!Sent on 12/29/2018
Standing Ovations's reply:Thank You Katrina! It was such a pleasure working with you and Randy! Glad we have remained great friends over the years
User5642427 · 2+ years ago
I paid for wedding directing/planning services. Services leading up to the event were pleasant with monthly and weekly meetings as my wedding date got closer. When I met with Raquel, exchanges were pleasant as well. However, about a month before my wedding her attitude changed. There was a miscommunication with one of the vendors that seemed to spark the attitude change. Accusatory texts were sent to the bride and ultimately the blame was placed on the bride.Sent on 10/03/2016
I was told I needed to fill out my rehearsal and wedding day timeline and she gave me a template to go buy. I filled it out and returned it to her.
Rehearsal was fine and she did a good job, but still sensed some sort of animosity. The wedding day started out as expected even though she was a little late on account of traffic. Raquel did well and directed the vendors, but a few last minute changes were sprung on the bride without knowing beforehand. Even though speaking with her before and about reserved tables and so forth, when it came time to seat my family, she acted as though we had not discussed this prior.
Also, while mingling with my family and dancing with my new husband, she interrupted with more timeline questions and asked about changing the band's playing time. She informed me that I need to do my bouquet toss earlier than schedule and that the photographer had to leave. The photographer pulled me aside and said otherwise. It really felt like she was she was trying to rush my wedding day. Finally I said we need to stick to my schedule and I would see her at the send-off.
I knew some hiccups were bound to happen, but despite all this I had a fine time and received compliments from guests after the wedding. This post was not to bash Standing Ovations, Raquel or anyone else. I just wanted to leave my personal experience and let future husbands and wives make informed decisions.
Standing Ovations's reply:It was a pleasure working with you. Sorry just responding on this platform. It was not our intention to make you feel like we were rushing your day, we deeply apologize, but wanted to make sure all Logistics were completed within the times stated by your vendor’s contracts. Too many times I’ve seen photographers leave without getting the contracted shots due to time being up on contracts. We want all our brides to enjoy their day as the day does go by fast. Again, you and your day were beautiful and we would love the opportunity to work with you again!