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Zach A. · Getting married on 07/03/2021
Best day of our lives thanks to the best coordinator!
In planning our wedding, we researched and interviewed several coordinators. After meeting Kristen, we knew she was the one. Throughout the process she was extremely reliable, responsive, educated, kind, and so much more. And then on the day of our actual wedding she blew us away. Literally not one single hiccup. Kristen was truly an integral part in making our wedding day the best day of our lives!Sent on 03/17/2021
Stop and Stare Events's reply:Thank you so much for this review! Hearing that you feel this way is the ultimate compliment and makes all the hard work that goes into wedding planning and wedding days absolute worth it all. You two are so special and I’m grateful to have been a part of your day.
Gina B. · Married on 07/11/2020
Pandemic Wedding Success!
Kristen with Stop and Stare Events is an outstanding coordinator. My husband and I booked Kristen about a year from our wedding. As our wedding was in July 2020, I felt that COVID would not affect us at all. Little did we know July was the worst month for COVID and Kristen somehow was able to create the most memorable day of our lives. Three venues, six versions of our timeline, new COVID regulations happening weekly, and downsizing our wedding from 200 people, to 150 people, to 70 people to 40 people. We communicated so much! Kristen had to communicate all these changes to my list of vendors, and she did it professionally, effectively and kindly. The day of our wedding Kristen and her assistant, Dakota were the best team. Even my wedding guests complimented their fun personalities, work ethic and ability to make executive decisions quickly. By the end of the night, Stop and Stare Events had all my decor and belongings packed up, flowers saved and loaded ready for the car. It was unbelievable and it made my family enjoy their time with the event rather than cleaning up. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants their wedding day run as close to perfection as you can get. As a bonus, they are fun to work with and were so involved in making the guest experience extraordinary.Sent on 08/01/2020
Desiree · Married on 11/09/2019
Korin is amazing!
We had Korin as our planner and she was amazing during the whole process. I had a moment where I felt overwhelmed and she was so patient and helpful. She made sure our wedding went smoothly and that my husband and I had the best time. She made sure our wedding vision came to life! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone getting married!Sent on 11/19/2019
Andrea M. · Married on 10/26/2019
Organized and Detailed
My (now) husband, Orlando, and I booked Stop and Stare after briefly seeing their booth at a bridal show our venue was having. Their style was exactly like mine, so it felt right immediately. Kristen let me know that she was going to be on maternity leave and that we would therefore be in the hands of her lead planner Michelle.
Michelle was nice enough to help me out with a scheduling dilemma regarding my rehearsal. She even rearranged her own schedule to accommodate us when she didn't have to.
I really tried to be an organized bride since I tend to be a detail-oriented person, so I was so pleased to find out that Michelle was the same. Our initial meeting with her was full of questions and details that would help her create a day of schedule including all my vendors and bridal party. I can't stress enough how crucial that timeline is -- without a good one, you run the risk of chaos. Creating it is a task that most would fail miserably at, so it's best to leave it to the pros, and Michelle was excellent! She was thorough and thought of things I never would have. I knew after that meeting we were in great hands.
The day of the wedding (10/26/19) was beautiful. Everything looked AMAZING! Being a graphic designer, I designed our wedding from invitation to thank you cards. We had a lot of decor/small details and as much as I planned, I knew that I would have no hand in executing its setup. Michelle and the team rocked it! I couldn't have been happier and I even got to see Kristen briefly because she came to help. Michelle even took care of decorating our cake in order to avoid having it out in the sun too early so that the florist could work on it. She really is talented.
I'm so glad we chose the right team. It literally means the difference between chaos and keeping cool that day. I was able to relax and enjoy what the day was actually about...marrying an amazing man.
Thank you guys again!Sent on 11/22/2019
Debra V. · Married on 09/01/2019
Kudos to Korin
Korin and her assistant Julie were the best! They went above and beyond to insure that Vanessa and David's big day went smoothly. I would highly recommend them. Well worth the investment for a day of coordinator! Took so much pressure off of us. 🥂Sent on 09/05/2019
Stop and Stare Events's reply:Hi Debra! Thanks so much for your review. I'm so happy to hear that Korin and Julie were able to provide you the peace of mind and ease that is so important for your daughters wedding day! I hope you all had a wonderful time. Congratulations again to Vanessa and David, and your family!
Andrea · Married on 08/25/2018
Best Coordinator Ever!
Sent on 08/23/2019
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My Husband and I hired Stop and Stare events as our Wedding Management/Day of Coordinator after having a horrible experience with our previous wedding planner. Our wedding took place on 07/26/2019 at The Garden at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks,our venue required us to use a wedding coordinator from their preferred list which could have not been a better idea since thanks to that we found Stop and Stare events! After meeting with almost all the coordinators from that preferred list as soon as we met Kristen we knew Her and her team would be the perfect fit for us. Kristen was very sweet, compassionate, professional and informative, she made things very straight forward and easy which was a huge plus for us since wedding planning can be complicated.
Kristen informed us a couple months later that she was blessed with pregnancy and we would have MICHELLE as our lead planner since by the time our wedding date came around she would be on Maternity leave. She assured us that we were in great hands and working with anyone from her team was just as if we were working with her, we did not doubt her one bit!
Now for THE BEST WEDDING COORDINATOR EVER MICHELLE!
as soon as we started our communication via email we knew we were in amazing hands, she was very detailed oriented and brought details to our attention which we wouldn't have ever thought about. We got soooo many compliments from our family and guests on how attentive to everything and everyone she was. Seeing Michelle in action at our rehearsal day ensured me we had nothing to worry about!.
Michelle was in constant contact with me weeks prior to the wedding to make sure we got every possible detail taken care of, she coordinated everything so efficiently with all our other vendors and made excellent executive decisions. We can truly say we didn't worry about ANYTHING the day of our wedding and thanks to that we had an AMAZING time. From dealing with last minute family arrangements to ensuring my now husband and I did everything on our timeline but still got to enjoy and have fun to making sure we always had drinks and moments to take it all in, she did it all! Michelle's kindness and warmth radiates as soon as you talk her, she is truly a very special person who we will never forget as well as we will never forget how perfect she made our special day.
To our huge surprise Michelle let us know the day before our wedding that Kristen was also going to be helping out the day of which was an amazing surprise. Kristen was also amazing and went above and beyond for us, we truly could not have chosen a better team to coordinate our wedding. We owe a huge part of having the wedding of our dreams to them!.
My Husband and I would 10000% hire stop and stare over and over again. My advice to any couple out there in search for a wedding coordinator who is professional, well organized, genuinely kind, upbeat, fun,sweet and that will truly care about you guys and your wedding HIRE THEM! We were so fortunate to have the best of the best.
Thank you again for the most wonderful day of our lives,
We will never forget you guys!
Andrea & Daniel
(photos coming soon)
Stop and Stare Events's reply:Andrea....Thank you so much for the absolutely sweetest review!!! I am SO thrilled to hear about how happy you were with our service, and I'm SO happy that our team was able to help your wedding day be a success! You guys deserved to have the bet day ever, and I hope you did! I can't thank you enough for the kind review. We loved working with you!!
Emily · Married on 08/18/2018
Korin is amazing!!! She answered all my questions and concerns whenever I needed something. If I was confused or needed a suggestion when I was indecisive she had great ideas which helped me consider different ideas. She reassured me everything was gonna turn out amazing when I became brideZilla and was freaking out. During my wedding my two year old was difficult and when the in laws were busy she helped out with getting her a bottle or taking her away in the other room while I got some pictures done. She made sure everything was in place and on time. She knew how to do my bustle when it was complicated to figure out for my bridesmaids. My bridal party was rowdy and she dealt with them with patience. I would recommend her to any bride!Sent on 08/23/2018
Kaitlin · Married on 07/29/2017
I hired Kristen as a month of coordinator for our July 2017 wedding. We also went through Stop & Stare Events for our DJ (DJ Sota) and our photobooth. Every service that they provided was excellent!Sent on 09/17/2017
Kristen was incredibly responsive every time I emailed her with a question or concern. In our first meeting, it was my mom, fiance and me. Despite the three of us being a bit all over the place, Kristen was able to engage in the conversation (or side bar anecdote) with us and then get us right back on track. I left that meeting and looked at my mom and fiance, and said, "I already feel 100% better knowing that Kristen is on our side and in charge the day of. I don't have to worry so much."
As any bride can attest, the planning process takes on a life of its own and you don't even realize what you don't have ready until someone brings it up. Kristen was SO on top of everything. She had all of the lists I needed help me remember what I needed to get done, gather, make, buy, etc.
We had a large bridal party (8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen, plus family and a dog as our ringbearer), so our rehearsal was quite the scene! However, Kristen was able to wrangle everyone together and coordinate our rehearsal in a way that felt productive, but also fun. She was the right balance of focused and flexible, which I greatly appreciated. Also, she is an expert at gently transitioning people back to the topic at hand, which was critical throughout the rehearsal and subsequent conversations and moments.
On our wedding day, everything - from our perspective - was absolutely perfect! Nothing went wrong - or if it did, no one told us. Everything was on time and everyone had an absolute blast! I created a bunch of decor myself and Kristen and her assistant did a wonderful job at setting it all up to execute our vision. All in all, going with Kristen (and Stop & Stare Events) was the best decision we made! Our day was perfect and it is all thanks to them!
Dani · Married on 07/14/2017
Kristen is fantastic. She is super organized, professional, and we trusted her completely to make sure the wedding day ran smoothly. Not only was the day perfect, she was also extraordinarily helpful during the months leading up to the wedding. We couldn't recommend Kristen enough -- truly excellent!Sent on 08/03/2017
Jordan · Married on 07/07/2017
Kristen and her team were great! Very organized and made sure to walk us through every step of our special day beforehand with the rehearsal. They took care of all the vendors perfectly. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 07/31/2017
User7411605 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I hired Kristen as our day-of coordinator for our wedding on 11/6/16, and we could not be happier. We were planning a pretty standard wedding and to be honest, we were not initially anticipating hiring a coordinator for the day. But as the day got closer our work schedules became really intense, and we decided to find one to alleviate some of the planning stress. This was one of the best decisions we made, and Kristen absolutely rocked it.Sent on 11/16/2016
She knows weddings inside and out. Kristen didn't just cover the day-of - she was one the phone with us before the wedding, getting all of our information, and handling every detail. She ran our wedding rehearsal, which was one of the things that kept me the most calm (since it basically eliminated the "what are we going to do/how is this going to go?" factor). And on the actual wedding day, we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Kristen and her assistant handled every little bit, it was incredible. My mom even made several comments to me afterwards about how awesome Kristen was and how she was so glad that we brought her on for the wedding.
Even if you are trying to keep things simple, I'd highly recommend Kristen. She is so sweet, professional, and completely worth it!
Allison · Married on 10/29/2016
Hiring Stop & Stare for our wedding was the best decision ever. We used them for month of coordination and worked with Kristen and Korin. They were both so nice, helpful and really on top of things. Kristen did the timeline for the event and Korin ran the rehearsal and was the main person on the day of. Korin really went above and beyond. She dealt with all of the vendors the week before the wedding, making sure they knew timing, drop offs, pick ups, etc. It was incredibly helpful having her do that since there was a million other things I had to take care of. On the day of, she really brought my entire decor design to life. It far exceeded my expectations. She dealt with all of the vendors and made sure everything was executed to perfection. I honestly can't even imagine what the day would have been like without her there. I got many compliments from my family, bridesmaids and even some of the guests about how good of a job she did and how amazing the wedding was. I cannot thank Korin, Kristen and Stop & Stare Events enough!Sent on 11/02/2016
Patty · Married on 10/22/2016
Don't think twice! book this vendor. Kristen and her team were amazing. We never could have done this without her!Sent on 11/14/2016
Ashley · Married on 10/15/2016
I absolutely loved working with Kristen throughout our wedding planning. She was professional, organized, and helped me stay calm. The day of the wedding was flawless. I would highly recommend hiring Kristen for any wedding planning needs. She's the best!Sent on 11/01/2016
Destin · Married on 10/01/2016
I hired Kristen as a coordinator and she was so impressive from beginning to end. We ended up hiring her and her husband who is an amazing DJ/Emcee - best decision ever - they are a seamless power duo team.Sent on 10/27/2016
Since we paid for our wedding ourselves, my goal was to find the best coordinator I could find for the best value. From the start she was quick to provide super valuable feedback of my ideas. Her vendor references and insight through the process were all top notch. She knows EVERYONE and had references for any price point. She really respected where we were budget wise, and also respected our time and was super flexible leading up to our day. My wedding itself was very challenging -a multi level outdoor estate location that was up and down stairs, with family that was sensitive to each other, and I was a bit OCD and very specific with how I wanted things to look. I made this ridiculous spreadsheet of large and small details, and she was not phased the least bit -- she handled everything with grace and professionalism, and made sure it was all executed day of. She took SO MUCH off of my plate making sure everyone was squared away right before my wedding.
My wedding was undoubtedly my dream come true, and I really do owe a part of that joy to Kristen and her team. Her DAY-OF performance and rehearsal walk thru performance was SUPERB. She managed my huge wedding party so so well, and had great ideas to improve the flow, where people stood etc. etc. She really thinks of details you don't think of, and don't want to be worried about on your wedding day. If there were issues, she handled it without me even knowing. She is the best liaison for any bride, her wedding party, the event itself and your vendors. I cannot speak more highly of her and her team, and her husband.
Alexandra · Married on 07/01/2016
Kristen from Stop and Stare Events is just amazing!!! We were hesitant to hire a day of coordinator since I plan events for a living and we felt we didn't need one but now, after the wedding, I can say it was the best money we spent!! You can't put a price on your own happiness and ease on your wedding day!Sent on 07/07/2016
Our wedding day was such a blur and we couldn't focus on any details or stay on track for anything so luckily we had Kristen (and her assistant Haylee) for that. They were both so helpful and kind. They managed the timeline of the day and organized everything. They handled every request we had with ease and really helped to make our day calm and enjoyable. A lot of the time, I wouldn't know the answers to things and Kristen would give her advice and best practices of what people have done in the past. All in all, Stop and Stare Events is an awesome company and Kristen was amazing to work with. I can't recommend her and her team enough!! If you are on the fence about a day of coordinator, like I was, trust me, it is the best money you will spend!! I seriously recommend them to anyone getting married, they will help make your day amazing!!
Hillary · Married on 10/17/2015
I recently got married and hired Kristen for my Day of Coordinator and let me tell you- I AM SO THANKFUL that I did. Kristen was amazing and really helped us with our last bit of planning a month out from the wedding. My husband and I really enjoyed meeting with she and our DJ to help map out our wedding day- it definitely made me feel good knowing that she was running everything.Sent on 11/09/2015
We had been engaged for a year and a half and so I had ideas and notes about every tiny aspect of our wedding... borderline extreme OCD with everything planning related and I am very used to doing things myself because I know how I want things to look, so I was thinking that I was going to have a very hard time letting someone else control each aspect- where the candles go, where which picture frame goes where, how I wanted the wedding favors and table numbers etc. etc. Well to my pleasant surprise- the first meeting I had with Kristen I felt immediately at ease. Come the wedding day I wasn't nervous about how anything was going to look or go- I totally trusted Kristen and her team and my day went seamless! In fact I have no idea if there was a problem or if something went wrong because it was already taken care of by her. My husband and I decided to have a sneak peak of the reception room before all of the guests came in so we could see how everything looked and we were totally blown away- the smallest details that I had written out for her were executed perfectly and even the candles at our cigar bar looked better than I could have imagined with her arrangement of everything. I could go on and on about how great it was working with Kristen. Take it from one OCD bride who never likes help to have her BLOW ME AWAY with how well everything was done- I Highly Highly Highly recommend Kristen and her team! She is so great and also just a sweet person to work with. Thank you for everything Kristen! :)
Stop and Stare Events's reply:Thank you so much for your kind review, Hillary! We are SO happy to hear that you were pleased with our service. You and your husband are such a great couple and we loved working with you! Vow renewal so we can do it all over again?! xo
Linda · Married on 10/03/2015
All services were wonderful. Kristen was a pleasure to work with and such an amazing help for the wedding day which was magical. Couldn't have done it without her!!Sent on 12/22/2015
Lorena · Married on 09/15/2015
I hired Kristen for our wedding that took place last month in September. It was definitely one of the best decisions I made as far as vendor hiring for the wedding. She was super professional yet, very fun. Her and Korin rocked the day of our wedding. I love Kristen! She helped us out even months before the wedding even though I only paid for her day of service. She cared, and that's what meant most. Although, I didn't work much with Korin since she spent the most of the day helping the bride and her bridesmaids, they couldn't stop talking about how awesome Korin was and the little time I spent with her towards the end of the wedding proved they were right! Both Korin and Kristen were awesome. I recommended them to all family members and friends that asked how I planned such an amazing wedding. I'm hoping those friends and family members take my advice so I can have another opportunity to party with them again! Thank you girls SO MUCH! Lorena and I were beyond lucky to have you by our sides!Sent on 10/17/2016
User4841299 · 2+ years ago
One of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process was hiring Kristen as our day of coordinator. Our venue required us to bring in all of our own merchants and I quickly found myself overwhelmed by the entire process. Once we chose to work with Stop and Stare Events, the stress of planning our wedding quickly turned to fun. Not only did she have fabulous referrals, but she coordinated all of the vendors I had already chosen. Kristen was friendly and took the time to address (and solve) all of my concerns. Although we used her for day-of services, she was very assessable throughout the entire planning process and even took time to check in with us if she hadn’t heard from us in a while. She took care of EVERTHING on our wedding day including setting up, keeping us on track during the event, and cleaning up. All we had to do was show up and have a good time!Sent on 01/28/2016
Crystal · Married on 07/11/2015
Having a wedding planner, even day of, made our wedding so much easier to plan! A big help!Sent on 12/30/2015
Dana · Married on 05/30/2015
Kristen Black of Stop and Stare Events is amazing! She is professional yet warm and friendly. She was the Wedding Coordinator for my daughter's wedding. We had particular challenges because of an outdoor rustic venue--nothing phased Kristen! I knew the moment I met her that we were in good hands--she was organized and asked all of the right questions. She worked on and prepared a Timeline for the day of the Wedding in concert with all of our vendors, which went flawlessly. She was able to understand our "vision" for the wedding, and was good at adapting to what we wanted while making suggestions to improve upon what we thought we wanted!! She was prepared, competent, hard-working and supportive…and fun! She had assistants who worked with her who were also hard-working, organized and competent. Working with Kristen and her crew was a real pleasure. I would NOT hesitate to endorse her, recommend her and work with her again in the future.Sent on 06/03/2015
User4240151 · 2+ years ago
We hired Kristen and Stop and Stare Events for our April wedding at Malibou Lake Mountain Club. At first we weren't sure if we needed a day-of-coordinator, especially considering all of the other costs of wedding planning. However, hiring Kristen was one of the best decisions we made - she was the one of our favorite and most valuable vendors we worked with and I would pay 5x as much for the quality of service she provided.Sent on 05/11/2015
Over the course of the months leading up to our wedding we had several phone calls, and met in person to do a venue walk-through. She was extremely organized, professional and helpful without being overwhelming. Time and time again, Kristen went above and beyond what we expected: from reaching out to all our other vendors to make sure our wishes were honored and any issues were ironed out, to setting up an elaborate and beautiful Persian wedding spread for our ceremony.
We would not hesitate to recommend Kristen and Stop and Stare Events to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. She is great at what she does and a really lovely person on top of that. Thanks for making our wedding so special!
Stop and Stare Events's reply:Thank you so much for the kind review! We loved working with you guys for your wedding, and everything was truly beautiful. So happy to hear about your experience! We are fortunate to have such sweet couples! xo
Laura · Married on 12/10/2014
Kristen is a five star coordinator. I can't say enough good things about her. I didn't know if I needed a coordinator but it was the best money I ever spent and I'm so glad she was there. There are so many details a bride needs to think about and she took care of everything. I think the most important part was so took that stress off my shoulders and I didn't worry she I had 100% confidence in her to make the night seamless. And oh man did she deliver.Sent on 12/17/2014
She went to our venue on her own time with the DJ and they mapped out a floor plan for us. Who does that?!! Kristen does. It was something I was stressing about and she just took that right off my plate. Then we had a decor meeting and she went home and did a mock up table on her own dollar to give me an idea of how our tables would look. She also gave me some great ideas on how to tie together my theme with some backlighting, pipe and drape and some small floral arrangements. She helped me save so much money buy being creative and honest about what I really needed and didn't need.
She took care of ordering my floral arrangements (she drove all the way to Fullerton for me!), ordered napkins/linens, ordered and coordinated pipe and drape, ordered my seating chart banner and affixed it, coordinated my cake delivery an payment, coordinated my party rental delivery, venue details everything my god she is incredible.
The week of my wedding she offered to pick up all my decor and bring it to the venue for us. That was seriously the best thing ever. I had no clue how I was going to get everything there and she just took that off my plate in one swoop.
On the day of my wedding she didn't bother me with any details, she took care of EVERYTHING. It was the most relaxing day. After the reception was over she stayed to break down and pack up everything. When I came the next day everything was labeled and organized. I'm so impressed with Stop and Stare Events. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
User4619286 · 2+ years ago
Awesome experience and the best money we spent, couldn't imagine having done without!Sent on 12/18/2014