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Christopher A Francis · Married on 10/26/2019
Two weddings, one day, in the Bay. All made easy because of Stephanie Teague
My (now) wife and I embarked on an 11-month planning journey that was ambitious and complex. We wanted to have two ceremonies, a smaller American ceremony and a much much larger Laotian ceremony—both in the East Bay but at different locations. Compounding these difficulties was that we live in Sacramento. Compounding it, even more, were the constraints that the family placed on us particularly for the Lao wedding.Sent on 10/29/2019
As we began the planning stages ourselves we realized….that we were naive and couldn’t plan this on our own. After a few searches, we came across Stephanie Teague Events. The awards that she won and one of her weddings being profiled on TLC suggested to us that she could tackle these two weddings. After we sent an initial email, she said that she felt confident that she could make our vision a reality. She didn’t hesitate or have concerns with the constraints and parameters we were looking for and that she would encounter. We chose her to be our full wedding planner from start to finish.
Stephanie made the entire process so much easier than it would have been otherwise. She coordinated venue visits and brainstormed lists of venues when our first round of venues didn’t meet our expectations. Ultimately, we chose two venues that perfectly fit each ceremony—one of which we would have never considered if we did it on our own. Within two months of contracting with Stephanie we already agreed on the bigger parts of the wedding like location, food, desserts, rentals, décor, and flowers. It truly opened up time for us to focus on the smaller things like paperie, programs, RSVPs, etc. She constructed seating charts and floor plans for each wedding and documented an extremely detailed timeline. She was an advocate for us during meetings between us and family, she kept us on track with our budget, gave us her constructive feedback, and was always always always responsive. He even took multiple hours out to meet with family and patiently put up with the demands of both us and the family—offering compromises and raising concerns wherever was needed.
On the day of the wedding, she helped put out any issues behind the scenes and made us feel at ease—checking in on us and giving us options to pivot into different events when necessary. She also dedicated 20 hours of work that day, setting up at both venues as well as helping with take down. She made the vision that we had for the last four to five years a reality.
She has tons of experience and now can add Lao weddings into her portfolio of experiences ( we highly encourage Laotian folks to reach out to her!)
Stephanie is personable, realistic, organized, and sharp. She will be your advocate when speaking to vendors and family. She has an amazing eye for design and plenty of great connections with vendors in the Sacramento/Davis area.
So all that said hire her for your next event or your wedding! Thank you to Stephanie and her assistants for making our wedding day wonderful and relatively stress-free!
Natalie Caulk · Married on 10/12/2019
The best decision I made in planning my wedding was hiring Stephanie.
Stephanie is a true professional and an expert at what she does. Her recommendations and advice made decision making so easy, and she never failed to give me good perspective and relieve stress whenever we spoke. She knows all the best vendors, and executes quickly and flawlessly. My wedding day came out more beautiful than I could have hoped, and she made sure I didn't have to worry about a thing. For days after the event my husband, family, and friends raved about what a relief it was to have Stephanie on our team. I cannot recommend her more highly!Sent on 10/15/2019
Erin First · Married on 06/15/2019
Stephanie is simply the best!!
We hired Stephanie and her team as "day of" coordinators, meaning she came in about six weeks before our wedding at Scribner Bend Vineyards to put everything together. We hired Stephanie because she was so mature, calm and said, "my goal is to make you feel like nothing went wrong."
From our first meeting she had so much great advice, asked us things we hadn't even thought about, and helped us get our organization to the next level. She was so responsive to every email and text, advised us on vendors, answered many random questions, and when we got to be a few weeks out from the wedding, fully took over coordinating the venue and all the vendors.
The biggest gift you can give yourself on your wedding day (especially if you're already spending a good chunk of change) is to take the load of logistics and coordination off your shoulders so you can stay in the moment and enjoy the day. Stephanie took everything over seamlessly, did things I had forgotten to ask her to do, picked up details that I hadn't even had time to explain, and executed everything flawlessly. She took everything off our shoulders so we could be fully present and enjoy the day with family and friends, without worrying about the tiny details.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to hire a coordinator, do yourself a favor and HIRE STEPHANIE! She is the best of the best.Sent on 06/29/2019
Carol Strasburg · Married on 05/18/2019
I wouldnt have been able to pull off without her! Excellent care to her clients
I highly recommend Stephanie! She is wonderful to work with and works on every last detail to ensure everything is just perfect to the vision of the bride and groom.Sent on 09/16/2019
My daughter's wedding day could have easily not gone well due to the heavy rain storms going through..
Since there was no PlanB for cover/roof at the venue, Stephanie worked very long days and nights on the phone with me as late as midnight entire week before, getting all the changes in place, tenting and timeline changes while still managing to keep my daughter calm. Stephanie, as the rain came harder only worked harder to make sure the details of the cake table, guest tables, sweetheart tables, etc., were done exactly to the original vision of the bride and groom.
I cant thank her enough for making it all happen!
Martha Forloines · Married on 04/06/2019
Stress Free Planning!
Stephanie was amazing to work with for our wedding in Davis. We wanted a relaxed and fairly non-traditional wedding and Stephanie delivered! We weren’t quite sure of what we wanted out of the day, but Stephanie was able to guide us and show us what needed to get done. Stephanie kept us on track when decisions came up, but largely took the reins and pulled off the perfect evening allowing us to enjoy a stress free planning experience. She provided us with multiple recommendations for everything including catering to photography. Stephanie and her staff were professional from day one. We highly recommend Stephanie for your event.Sent on 07/07/2019
Tiana Maciel · Married on 09/22/2018
I got engaged last October and quickly realized planning a wedding was not as easy as I thought it was going to be. In November, I started looking for a wedding planner. Stephanie was recommended to me by a long time family friend. I contacted Stephanie and we set up a time to meet. She was kind enough to drive to Sacramento and meet at an odd time in order to work around my job schedule. When we first met, I knew she would be perfect to help plan my wedding. She was very friendly, organized, and passionate about her job. She went over all of the packages that she offered and did not pressure us at all. Once we decided which package we wanted (we went with her Full Coordination package), the real wedding planning began. Stephanie helped us create a detailed budget for the wedding to help keep us on track which was extremely helpful when looking at different vendors. She provided us information on venues, vendors, and even clothing. She was available by phone or text whenever (and I mean WHENEVER) we had any questions or concerns. She attended meetings with us and even helped coordinate a lot of the meetings. She dealt with the stressful phone calls, contracts, and keeping up the timelines. She helped coordinate colors, linens, invitations, programs, menus, etc. She really understood how stressful wedding planning can be and did not judge me based on my wild expectations for my wedding day. She also was very honest with us and we always knew what to expect. I can 100% say that my wedding turned out PERFECT thanks to Stephanie. She made the day go so smoothly. She handled everything with such grace. Everyone, including my bridal party, loved her. We are so grateful to have met Stephanie and would use her in the future for any other big occasion. Thank you Stephanie!Sent on 10/22/2018
Kelsey · Married on 09/14/2018
If you're getting married, you MUST hire Stephanie Teague.Sent on 10/12/2018
When my fiancee, now wife, and I first contacted Stephanie for our Lake Tahoe wedding, we included the fact that this is a same-sex wedding. Her response: "I fully support everyone's right to marry the person they love!" To most people, that may not mean much, but to us, that was huge - to hear a wedding vendor so openly embrace our wedding was so emotional and reassuring - and we knew we found the right person to help plan our wedding.
From our first meeting via Facetime, Stephanie was very transparent and communicative. Every text message went answered, every request was followed up on. I was shocked when she would always say, "I'll do that for you," then have it done in less than 24 hours. Her level of professionalism is unparalleled. She made the final weeks of our wedding planning process seem smooth and manageable - our only regret is not hiring her sooner than two months before the wedding! During our wedding week, she was calm, organized, and on top of EVERYTHING. She arranged things I didn't even think of, packaged items I swore I'd forget, and followed up on the littlest details that I honestly didn't even remember because she was allowing us to enjoy our day. Her timeline was on point, her details were beautiful, and she was an absolute joy to celebrate our wedding with. Our wedding day was perfect because of Stephanie. We're so grateful to Stephanie Teague Events for helping make our day so magical. I cannot recommend her enough.
Elhum · Married on 08/18/2018
Stephanie was an absolute dream to work with! She is extremely kind and super attentive to detail. I had hired her for day of coordinator and she met with me a month before at the venue and went through every single detail I wanted and made notes on EVERYTHING! She was such a good listener and had great ideas and insight as well. The day of, oh my gosh, I don't know what I would have done without her (and her amazing crew). She took care of more than she even had to to make sure I was happy with every detail! Thank you times a million for everything you did and how on top of all of it you were! I will recommend her for ANYONE-your wedding wouldn't be the same without Stephanie!Sent on 10/03/2018
Adrienne · Married on 08/04/2018
Stephanie and her team did a wonderful job with every detail so my family and I could enjoy our wedding day.Sent on 06/29/2018
laila · Married on 07/21/2018
Couldn't have done it without her!
Stephanie was an absolute dream to work with. I had the pleasure of working with her on two different occasions.Sent on 10/30/2018
The first experience was for my sister's wedding which was taking place at our home. My sister found out two month prior to her wedding that the rental company she had planned everything with shut down. With barely anytime left, she had to start all over. Luckily, I found Stephanie and when speaking to her about the different services she offered, we decided to go with "The Month Of" coordination package. She came in and handled everything to do with the vendors. Fast forward to the day of the wedding- as 1 of 4 girls, I've had to be the sister of the bride a few times and this wedding went so smoothly because Stephanie had a handle on everything. Anytime there was an issue I simply went to her and that was it. I was able to enjoy my sister's wedding and more importantly. my sister was such a calm bride who could enjoy her own wedding. Not to mention, we are Pakistani so this meant Stephanie had to learn and tend to many customs and traditions we have in our weddings and she did great!
The second experience was for my own wedding. I decided to hire Stephanie with the "Full Coordination Package". I wanted everything to come together very smoothly so my whole family could enjoy the wedding as it was our last family wedding. Stephanie made sure that was the case. She worked with me from beginning to end- driving back and forth from the Sacramento to the Bay Area to find the perfect venue, helping me find vendors I wouldn't have ever known about, finalizing room blocks, finalizing decor details, working with the vendors (we all know just how much of a pain that can be). And once again, she had to understand and follow through unmanly customs and traditions we have as apart of Pakistani weddings. That included her helping out on the the Mendhi night in addition to the wedding reception. She went above and beyond! Everything went so smoothly and was enjoyable for the whole family.
I can't say enough great things and can't recommend her enough!
Maria · Married on 07/06/2018
I recently used Stephanie Teague for the “month of” wedding planner services and have nothing but great things to say about her! In considering our wedding planner options, my (now) husband and I met with at least five different wedding planners. While there were other venders that seemed decent, we learned that these many wedding planners don’t guarantee that they will be the actual wedding planner on the day of your wedding. For example, at the time that you book with them, that person may be available for your special date, but if a larger wedding that requires their attention gets booked after the fact, they will prioritize that wedding and assign you one of their employees/assistants. While they may assure that their staff members were just as good, we wanted to know exactly who we would be working with along the way as well as on the big day. An example that one wedding planner provided was that while she may be available on the day we book with her, if later on, she receives a request to be booked for a larger wedding at a nice venue that may be featured in a magazine, she is going to be attending that wedding instead and will assign us to one of her employees. When we booked Stephanie, we knew that there would be no surprises like this along the way. After meeting with Stephanie, we knew she was the perfect fit. Not only did the services she offers meet exactly what we were looking for, but she came off as a genuine and honest person. After working with her, we know this to be true.Sent on 10/03/2018
On the day of the wedding, Stephanie was punctual, dressed very professionally, and was on top of everything! If any SNAFUs occurred throughout our special day, we have no knowledge of it because Stephanie handled it. She has great organizational and management skills. Stephanie was the perfect vendor for us! We have two different friends who will be getting married within the next two years and have already recommended that they consider booking Stephanie Teague! Thank you!
Gianna · Married on 06/22/2018
I cannot recommend Stephanie enough. Hiring her will be the best thing you spend your money on for your wedding. I don’t even know where to begin to gush about her. She is the absolute best. I hired her over a year and half before my wedding, and she helped me through every single phase of wedding planning. She is the epitome of organized, professional, badass, and friendly. She will make sure that you throw the wedding of your dreams- and stay in budget! Through every stage, Stephanie helped with budget planning and tracking, made sure payments were made on time, and even handled tedious correspondence with dozens of vendors so that way my life was so much easier. On the day of our wedding, Stephanie and her team managed every single detail. We were completely relaxed and could enjoy our day. It was amazing to not have to rush or wonder about anything the day of the wedding- I knew Stephanie had everything handled. I will try to stay short and sweet so that way more people read this review. My husband I are so grateful to Stephanie and her team!Sent on 10/02/2018
Katie · Married on 06/17/2018
It was clear after the first 5 min of our phone consultation that Stephanie and my wife clicked. I barely got a word in. (It’s probably important to note that my wife is also a professional event planner, so she’s kind of a tough client). It was clear she wanted to help make our vision possible, but she also was going to give it to us straight. She asked probing questions. Other planners we talked with clearly had a prescribed list of questions we had to answer or focused on all of the wrong areas during the consultation. Stephanie brought a personal touch.Sent on 07/24/2018
Stephanie was definitely worth her weight in gold when she set up a speed dating day of potential wedding suppliers. At the end of it all, we love every supplier we selected. I want to party with my DJ. I want to eat and talk food with my caterer. I want to just hang out with my photographer. Having great suppliers makes a great wedding and Stephanie knows great suppliers. (I never once felt pressure or was worried about kickbacks. She gave her honest critical opinion about each).
Our wedding venue was a privately owned 1920s house up in Tahoe. Beautiful, yes. A challenge, definitely. We were able to schedule a site visit with Stephanie to walk through our vision. It really helped. They saw that our vision was crazy and helped guide us toward how to execute it. I am so thankful she took the time to visit the site. I felt much more at ease the day of the wedding.
Stephanie also excels at “day of” execution. In addition to the challenges that came with our venue (ie- literally everything had to be brought in from external vendors and pass muster with the HOA), it involved multiple locations and lots of intricate details. At the end of the night, she made sure everything got cleaned up and trucked out, and even spent a little time tidying the staging cabin.
All-in-all, we can’t say enough good things about Stephanie. She truly made our [challenging] dream wedding a reality.
Elizabeth · Married on 05/27/2018
Stephanie was so helpful leading up to our wedding and on our wedding day! Our venue didn't take care of all the set-up and clean up, and Stephanie did all of this for us! It was a lifesaver. Stephanie helped us think through the details and was good at managing issues as they came up so that we didn't have to. I highly recommend her for day of coordinator services. It made for a stress-free wedding day!Sent on 10/02/2018
Phil · Married on 09/30/2017
Made our daughters wedding enjoyable as we didn't have to worry about anything. Well worth the fee for her service and can not thank her enough for a job well done.Sent on 10/12/2017
Brittani · Married on 09/30/2017
As the bride, I was very skeptical to hand over the reins to my wedding and put the success of my day in someone else's hands but I'm so glad I decided to work with Stephanie. From the first moment I met her she was on top of her game, very professional, supportive and offered advice about things I would have never thought of. She pointed out details that I had missed and gave me options of ways to make it work and provided me with lists of vendors and materials to work with. She was thorough, punctual, passionate and made me feel like my special day was as important to her as it was to me. She handled everything that came her way with poise and confidence and took the stress of having 250 guest off of my back which allowed me to enjoy every moment of my day. Like I said, originally I did not think a wedding planner was needed but after working with Stephanie I am a firm believer that they are necessary and she is definitely the right person to work with. Stephanie is truly a gem and it was such a pleasure working with her. I would recommend her to any and everyone I know who's getting married and God forbid I get married again, I will be sure to seek her out!Sent on 10/26/2017
Aaron · Married on 09/30/2017
Stephanie definitely delivered way beyond our expectations. We had several vendors, some of which would have completely thrown everything off if Stephanie and her team weren't there to handle things. My wife and I didn't even notice! Stephanie is responsive, professional, friendly, and put my wife and I at ease the moment we met her. She made everything super easy. Hire Stephanie. You won't regret it!Sent on 10/26/2017
K · Married on 09/30/2017
Best wedding investment I made. Stephanie is fabulous! She took over, on the day of the wedding, and I couldn't have been happier handing over the reins. Stephanie worked closely with my dtr and her husband (they live out of state) to find out what was important to them. Contacted vendors, worked out problems juggled numerous food vendors, coordinated timelines with the photographer, videographer, large wedding party and guests.Sent on 10/28/2017
That's just the tip of the iceberg. I was left to enjoy the day. The bride and groom were able to celebrate with family and friends...knowing every detail was in expert hands. Thank you Stephanie.
Danny · Married on 09/24/2017
Stephanie came very highly recommended from a co-worker of mine who promised that we would be in good hands. She was right!! I cannot imagine a better wedding planner/coordinator. Stephanie took the time to really listen to my fiancé and me and then guided us to choices and options that were perfect for us. She thought of all of the things that would not have occurred to us (like corsages for our moms). She also has a voluminous collection of vendors that she has worked with that she can recommend from her first-hand experience, knowing that they will do a great job. We discovered we could completely rely on Stephanie's judgment in helping us decide what details were really important, and what extras were dispensable. On the actual wedding day itself, Stephanie was phenomenal, handling every issue behind the scenes so we could really be present with our guests. If you are looking for a talented, hardworking coordinator who puts everything into her work, I highly recommend Stephanie Teague!Sent on 10/29/2017
Alison · Married on 09/09/2017
Stephanie is amazing at what she does! She created the most detailed timeline for our wedding and multiple guests commented on how seamless the entire evening went. We met with her a month before our wedding and she asked about all of the little details that I most likely would have never even thought about. Our wedding would not have been as wonderful as it was without her help! Thank you Stephanie!Sent on 10/06/2017
Jennifer · Married on 09/03/2017
If you are searching for a wedding planner/coordinator, Stephanie Teague is the person to book. A day of wedding coordinator was required by our venue and the idea of forking our more $$$ made the search process stressful. I’m so glad we found Stephanie on the Knot. Stephanie was worth every penny. Her years of experience shines in her work and through her organization. After meeting with Stephanie we immediately knew she was the perfect person to coordinate our wedding because of her passion for Weddings and care for helping her clients. Stephanie is approachable. I never felt uncomfortable asking her questions via email or text. She always responded within the hour, most times immediately. On the day of, Stephanie and her team executed the set up of the wedding with excellence. We were hit with a heat wave, 106°, and Stephanie and her team efficiently worked through the heat without complaints and all with smiles. They made it look so effortless. The week prior, Stephanie quickly secured a last minute request for additional umbrellas to help shade our guest. She created a detailed schedule for the day of the wedding for our wedding party and our vendors.Sent on 10/19/2017
Our venue was new and had never hosted a full wedding and having Stephanie’s expertise was key to our wedding being successful. Even though we had a few stressful moments of worrying, at the end of the day, we were relieved with the peace of mind that Stephanie was a pro and she would have the solution to any problems.
One thing I really appreciated was a personal heartfelt message she sent to me on the morning of our wedding. It comforted me and got me in the right mindset for the rest of the day! (thanks you, Stephanie.)
Our wedding was perfect! Everything was pulled together by Stephanie, her team and our vendors so beautifully. It exceeded all my expectations. I absolutely recommend Stephanie to anyone.
Rene · Married on 08/19/2017
Stephanie was everything I had hoped for, and more! My husband and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary with a vow renewal this summer, STE did a full coordination. Stephanie was always on time for our appointments, gave me options and ideas for the ceremony and was extremely responsive when I had questions. I enjoyed working with her and all of the vendors she recommended. The vendors were prompt, on-time and extremely courteous. The food was amazing, the flowers were gorgeous and the rentals were beautiful. Thank You Stephanie!Sent on 10/17/2017
Christine · Married on 06/10/2017
Stephanie is worth her weight in gold...and more! I cannot recommend her enough. My husband and I hired Stephanie in May 2015 to prepare for our June 2017 wedding. My husband had a postdoc across the country while I was finishing up my dissertation in Davis, and I honestly don't think this wedding would have happened without Stephanie. And not only did it happen, but the wedding was even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined because of Stephanie.Sent on 08/24/2017
Stephanie is the most organized person I have ever met. She would always send these incredibly polite yet "let's get this stuff done" e-mail reminders about our timeline. If you and your partner are working full time while planning a wedding, then these reminders are HUGE. Because of Stephanie and all of her connections (and oh...does she have connections, and they often come with discounts for her clients!), we got all of our top choices for venue, DJ, hair/makeup, flowers, and much more.
If I haven't convinced you yet to hire Stephanie, let me share a quick story. My mom and sister flew to California to go visit Sugar Bowl (our wedding venue) with me before we put down a deposit and signed a contract. A few days after our visit, I contacted Sugar Bowl to put down our deposit and sign the contract, but was informed that the prices were increasing to a point where it was way beyond our budget. I was absolutely devastated and told Stephanie, and she immediately got on the phone and sent out e-mails to their manager to negotiate the prices they had originally quoted us, and they eventually honored those quotes. She fought for us and had our backs every step of the way. Because of Stephanie, we were able to still have our dream wedding venue that was within our budget.
Susan · Married on 05/27/2017
Stephanie was instrumental in helping us plan the kind of wedding we wanted. She helped me refine my creative/crazy ideas into something that could be pulled off realistically and within our budget. When there were aspects that were fundamental to my vision (having guests seated in a circle, a non-traditional interactive ceremony) she was open-minded and excited. She gave firm guidance when needed, and helped me manage a huge anxiety-provoking situation -- an outbreak of norovirus at the site -- that came up the day before we were to arrive. The day of, I completely trusted her to manage the many moving parts which she did, flawlessly. The day was a beautiful blur, and I did not see much of her, but it was truly perfect, totally stress-free and so much fun. Thank you Stephanie!Sent on 10/15/2017
Meg · Married on 09/24/2016
Stephanie Teague Events was an invaluable resource for us as we planned our atypical wedding celebration event. We had a pretty specific vision for something that would be mainly a party, not a wedding reception (since the wedding took place elsewhere, a couple of months before, with only a handful of people). Stephanie and her team were professional, knowledgable, detail-oriented, creative, capable, and best of all (in my book) listened carefully and really "got" what we wanted for the evening. Stephanie kept us on task, easily managed bureaucratic details of the venue we chose, and the evening itself ran absolutely flawlessly. We, and all our guests, had an amazing, memorable evening due in large part to all of the hard work and dedication from Stephanie and her team! So grateful and fortunate to have found her!Sent on 10/11/2016