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Bradley · Married on 09/01/2019
Sam ran the show and kept it all together!
We hired Three Little Words as our month-of planner. When the month and the day finally came and went, we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Samantha was professional, organized, timely, and tough when she needed to be. She thought of everything we didn't and kept everything on track and together. Before the wedding day, she had all her touchpoints done, and on the wedding day, she saved our butts more than once. When we arrived back at our honeymoon suite, all of our stuff, cake, food, and decor were all packed up and waiting for us. Samantha proved her value on multiple occasions and we would use her and recommend her team for anyone looking for that extra bit of help to take the pressure off.Sent on 06/19/2019
Three Little Words's reply:Thank you so much, Brad! It was truly my pleasure to be there for you and Laura on your wedding day. I am glad my bow-tie skills were able to come in handy!
Adrianne · Married on 06/27/2019
Everything I needed!
Sam was amazing! Professional, punctual, organized, all of those things. I planned a very small ceremony long-distance (I live in Houston). Sam took care of everything, so when I showed up in New Orleans, all I needed to do was get married!Sent on 08/22/2019
Nick Volkmar · Married on 06/04/2019
Sam is the best! Responsive, Detailed, and Easy to Work With
Sam (Three Little Words) was phenomenal!!! Truly I can't say enough good things about her. For our wedding, we had Sam help us with planning a Friday night welcome party for all of our guests as well as day-of coordinator for the wedding itself with a different venue for the ceremony and reception. She was always very responsive, kept on top of deadlines, and also was able to find us ways to save money! For the Friday night event in particular, it was an absolute mess trying to get responses from some of our vendors and coordinating everything needed for the band. I tried to do this myself before giving up and asking Sam to step in, and I was very glad she did. Since the food vendor we wanted was not responding, she coordinated a great back up plan and after approximately 5 months of trying, was able to finally secure the vendor we wanted. With the band, she was able to secure a better price than I initially was able to get and coordinated the multiple other requirements needed by them to make it an extremely successful evening. For the evening of the wedding, everything went off without a hitch. We ended up wanting a few additional things than initially discussed and she was able to round up some last-minute helpers to assist us with everything. The ceremony was perfect, the second line went off without a hitch, and the reception was perfect. My wife and I both agree we're not sure how we could have pulled it all off without Sam! She made the entire weekend so stress-free and we continue to recommend to her to all of our friends getting married!Sent on 10/16/2019
Megan · Married on 04/06/2019
My husband and I hired Sam for month-of wedding coordination, to plan the flowers and décor for the wedding, and to fully plan and coordinate our welcome party crawfish boil. Sam was incredible throughout the planning process. Our welcome party had so many moving parts since we had a local band which required several different vendors for backline and other sound items and a food vendor we couldn't get responses from ourselves, and Sam was able to pull it off seamlessly. At every step of the way she was there to keep us on track, and when we didn't know what to do about someone to serve drinks for our ceremony and second line, work security for the welcome party, etc. she had contacts she was able to pull in to help out. I was also able to drop off everything I had gathered for décor, etc. the week before the event and it was amazing to not have to worry about setting up, organizing, or clearing things out that night - this was super important to me so that my friends and family could just relax and enjoy themselves, and Sam made it all 100% worry-free. During the events, she also handled everything without bothering us about minor details and we were able to just sit back and truly enjoy our special day. I don't know what we would have done without her!Sent on 10/16/2019
Jen Gebbia · Married on 03/30/2019
Wedding Coordination Perfection!!
Samantha and her team from Three Little Words were absolutely amazing! Hiring TLW for our month of coordination was the best decision we could have made throughout our entire wedding planning process. Samantha was a joy to work with beginning with our initial meeting over a cocktail. She was easy to talk with and quickly responded to calls/emails. Samantha truly went out of her way to perfectly implement our wedding vision, including creating a day-of- timeline, confirming times/details with vendors, and set up/clean up of our wedding ceremony and reception items. Samantha and her team gathered our presents, decor/belongings, and left over food from the venue at the end of the night; which we were able to pick up from her the next week. We truly were able to enjoy the night; while Samantha and her team rocked all the small details and beyond! Could not recommend Three Little Words enough!Sent on 07/14/2019
Jessica Sigmundsson · Married on 03/09/2019
Professional and fun
We hired Three Little Words for month-of coordination and it was easily the best money we spent on our wedding. Sam was so helpful during the planning process, making herself available for questions I had, recommending vendors and connecting us to a few for us to hire. Once everything was handed off to her and her team, I knew I didn't have to worry about anything falling through the cracks. Sam actually got the flu right before our wedding and Three Little Words quickly shifted their team around. Danie was with us the whole day and had such a great energy. She took care of things I hadn't even thought of - her kit of day-of necessities is no joke.Sent on 08/24/2019
I seriously cannot recommend Three Little Words enough, they made the day perfect.
Caitlin · Married on 12/31/2018
Fantastic Experience with Three Little Words. Highly Recommend!
We hired Samantha to handle the month-of lead-up and day-of coordination of our destination wedding in New Orleans' French Quarter. The whole process was so seamless and Samantha really put us at ease on the day-of the wedding.Sent on 01/14/2019
We had a few difficult vendors (non-responsive, mixing up dates, etc.) and Samantha was able to work with them and ensure they would execute on our wedding day.
I could not have imagined coordinating our wedding (which involved a ceremony at one location, reception at another, and a second line parade between the two), without Samantha's masterful work.
I highly recommend Samantha and Laura (who joined us for day-of)!
Three Little Words's reply:Thanks so much, Caitlin! It was a joy to work with you and Bruce and I've had so much fun looking at your photos and sharing them on Instagram! I'm so glad I got to make your New Year's Eve wedding a smashing success and I wish y'all all the best!
Amanda · Married on 11/10/2018
Perfection and Stress free!
Sam was the most amazing planner ever! She went above and beyond to make sure we had the most perfect wedding weekend ever! If there was any type of bump in the road, she was on top of it to do whatever necessary to correct it. We are still getting comments on how perfect our wedding was and how smooth everything was from start to finish! That is all thanks to Sam! Not only is she an amazing planner, she's a terrific person to work with! We actually had started with another planner, and once I spoke with Sam once, we switched immediately. Do yourself a favor and hire Sam for your wedding, you won't regret it!Sent on 01/15/2019
Christel · Married on 05/20/2018
The best team on the Gulf Coast! So happy with our special day. Thank you Samantha for making it perfect!Sent on 08/28/2017
Jennifer · Married on 05/12/2018
Choosing Three Little Words was the first and best decision we made for our wedding. We Worked primarily with Samantha and could not be more thankful for her help. For us, this was a destination wedding and we knew very little about the vendors we were hiring. Samantha assisted with every aspect of our wedding and the time and effort she put into our day was beyond what we could have expected. We literally had very little stress throughout the entire planning process and I cannot even put into words everything she did for us the day of the wedding. As the bride, I did not have to worry about one aspect of the day, it was completely carefree and anxiety free. I did not have to interface with any of the vedors that day and if there were issues, I did not know anything about them and for that we cannot be more thankful. The best decision we made was hiring Three Little Words! - Jen and AndySent on 06/09/2018
Paige and Patrick · Married on 04/14/2018
We hired Three Little Words with about 7 months from the month we planned to get married. We are not local to New Orleans and would be planning/coordinating from another state. With a slightly reduced timeline, they got right to work. They took the personal touch to talk with us before anything started. We certainly thought they seemed like the right fit for us then. Now, post-wedding it is quite clear that our day would not have been as incredible and stress free as it was without them.Sent on 05/12/2018
They helped and coordinated with us from start to finish (even helping get items back to our hotel rooms after the wedding). They took the time to get to know us and listen to what we were asking for, and specifically tailored the experience for what we asked. They provided well-planned and detailed options for vendors within our taste and price-range. They made it simple for us to make the “big decisions” without any stress. A few weeks before the wedding when I was getting more stressed out, they were extremely responsive answering my questions about any of the small details.
Our wedding was more perfect than I could have imagined it could be. Their professionalism, knack for details and personal attention allowed us to fully enjoy, relax and celebrate on our wedding day without stress. They thought of everything and were prepared for everything. Example: The day of our wedding there were severe thunderstorms (A tornado warning in the morning, the power went out at the venue). These amazing ladies handled everything that came their way. Samantha and Dani are phenomenal planners/coordinators.
Anna · Married on 03/24/2018
I don't think I can say enough good things about these girls. They were recommended from a friend and were hands down the best money spent on the wedding- my husband and our families kept saying this throughout the planning process! The moment I contacted them for help planning the wedding, Samantha was quick to respond with advice and how to proceed. Planning a wedding in 6 months from a distance was not something I had ever planned on... But I had always wanted to get married in New Orleans and it was going to happen before starting graduate school in June 2018. The girls reassured me this was absolutely doable with a little bit of hustle!Sent on 04/20/2018
They did an amazing job helping me to put the wedding together and I could not have done it without them! From suggesting vendors to being the liaison for all communication, they could not have been better. They may not know, but they helped me decide to hire a videographer as I was on the fence about needing one. It ended up being one of the best things I could have done. I'm so thankful for that advice as the videos are something I will cherish forever and help to remember a day that flew by, beyond grateful can't even begin to cover it. All of the last minute details are enough to drive you crazy, but having these girls on your side will help to make your day go smoothly. The day of the wedding, I was able to relax with my family and bridesmaids, drink mimosas, and just enjoy the day without having to worry about the venue being set up, putting the programs together (I hadn't even realized that they weren't already folded haha), and answering any last minute questions-- it was wonderful!
If you're struggling to decide to hire wedding planners or struggling to find the right ones, know that these girls will absolutely be worth it. They were the best investment for my wedding!
Dana · Married on 02/17/2018
Do yourself a favor and book Three Little Words ASAP! Not only will you have the sweetest people available to you on your big day, but they will relieve your wedding day stresses and work tirelessly to ensure everything is flawless! We had a large outdoor ceremony and reception which required coordination from several local vendors. From start to finish, Samantha and Danie worked with us to answer our questions no matter how big or small! On our wedding day, our cake was delivered with some slight damage, however, we never knew! They handled the situation with grace and worked their magic to fix it without us even knowing! Also, they followed up with us and our cake vendor to ensure we were satisfied even after our wedding was over. We highly recommend Three Little Words because of the excellent service, ability to troubleshoot on the spot, attention to detail, and of course, they understand its YOUR big day not just another wedding or event. Our wedding would not have been the same without Three Little Words! We will forever be grateful for their hard work and dedication!Sent on 08/17/2018
Charles · Married on 09/09/2017
It took us a while to find the right wedding planners for us. We are not your typical wedding people, and don't typically do traditional. We needed a team that could help us plan a wedding that was the party we wanted while also being something that the mother of the bride could invite her friends to. We approached Elizabeth and Samantha and the only thing we knew was that we wanted a party themed party with the soul of New Orleans. I'm not sure how, but they knew exactly what we meant, and helped us throw the party of the year. Everyone from old conservatives to young party animals had a great time. I don't know if there was a single guest that didn't say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The ladies know what they're doing and will put the work in to get it done. I would never have a wedding again, but if I did it would be with Three Little Words by my side.Sent on 09/27/2017
G · Married on 09/09/2017
Our daughter's wedding was in New Orleans. Parents of the bride live out of town. Three Little Words managed to keep everything running smoothly...from invitations to the shuttle...to the band...They even brought thread and a steamer to the house where we were all getting ready...and...our daughter and son in law had the most fun wedding ever. All you see is everyone dancing and smiling through the entire night.Sent on 10/02/2017
Noelle · Married on 05/27/2017
If I could give Samantha, Elizabeth and Danie 10 stars I would. Absolutely the best decision we made booking 3 Little Words for our month of. All three girls were always so attentive and helpful with the planning process. The wedding weekend, Samantha and Elizabeth wow'd my entire family and bridal party with their organization, professionalism and super sweet personalities. They helped calm my nerves the week before when planning was getting very detailed! They came up with ideas and solutions for anything and everything before we could even think of it. The wedding day went so smooth and I thank them for it. They were simply amazing and I highly recommend them to anyone!Sent on 06/12/2017
Lauren · Married on 04/08/2017
Definitely don't think twice about booking Three Little Words! Samantha was so helpful in making our day feel stress-free and enjoyable. Having someone take care of each detail on our day allowed not only my husband and I to enjoy the day, but for all our family and friends to truly soak up the moments.Sent on 04/19/2017
Mollye · Married on 08/27/2016
Samantha and Elizabeth were absolutely incredible planning/coordinating my wedding. They are extremely detail oriented, professional, and fun to be around. My bridal party loved them! They thought of things I never even thought of to ensure the night went so smoothly. These girls are trustworthy! Highly recommended can't thank them enough!!Sent on 09/27/2016
Rob Swift · Married on 06/01/2019
Great pre-planning and execution
Sam was the second wedding planner we spoke with but we didn't need to continue our search one we realised she was a great fit. We live in Houston so we needed someone with local New Orleans experience.Sent on 10/06/2019
Sam used online/cloud services to great effect so that we could keep track of everything and reminded us when payments to vendors were due, etc. She was also great at scheduling our visits so that we could efficiently meet vendors, view venues and do tastings. She always had vendor options for us so that we could choose price points and service we were comfortable with.
On the day everything went brilliantly and we could enjoy ourselves without having to worry about anything. She made sure we got some food and also packed up our belongings at the venue so we could party on.
We would strongly recommend a planner, and that you make that planner Sam!
Danielle · Married on 10/07/2017
Overall this is a great group of talented women. They put together our event from across the country for us, and even when Hurricane Nate tried to crash the party, they kept it going. They covered everything from ceremony and officiant, pies for the reception, and flowers to rescheduling our entire event when the city of New Orleans put down a city wide curfew the night of our wedding.Sent on 11/02/2017
Justin Brunet · Married on 10/12/2019
Would not recommend Sam to anyone
Overall, we had a pretty negative experience with Sam as our planner and ended up cutting ties with her 6 months away from our wedding despite having paid a deposit already. I would say things started off decently well - she made a planning timeline that seemed reasonable and gave us some recommendations for photographers, videographers, and flowers. We found the venue and band ourselves, so we didn't need her help for those.Sent on 05/15/2019
However, her communication was always somewhat slow and confusing, and it got worse over time. We would have multiple threads going with her, and she would forget to respond to some of the threads and would only respond to some of the questions within a thread. It required us following up with her repeatedly to get responses on things.
The real kicker, though, was we planned a trip to New Orleans to do our tastings, an engagement shoot, and meet some vendors (we're coming from out of town, so this was our one time to do all this). This trip had been planned for months, but one week prior to us getting there, we learned that Sam had not planned our tasting at the venue and she said the days we were trying to do it were no longer possible. Rather than calling them and insisting they make time for us like we requested (we are spending a lot of money there after all), she simply sent them an email saying that we had asked her to push them on our behalf. That's a pretty weak and timid way to represent clients that are paying thousands of dollars for a 'full-service' package. It sounds like someone who's afraid to fight for their clients' best interests.
Once we called the venue ourselves, we were easily able to schedule the tasting for the day we wanted ("of course we'll make it work!" they said). It was at this point we learned she had only contacted them to schedule the tasting the week before. We thought this seemed like a good time to verify our other appointments had been made, and, sure enough, we discovered we didn't have a flower appointment like we thought.
One of the main things I would expect from a wedding planner is for them to be on top of the details and not let things slip through the cracks. It's almost ridiculous to think about how much we were being charged given how little of an effort Sam seemed to be making. I certainly can't recommend her to anyone else for help planning their wedding.
Three Little Words's reply:Justin,
Elle Roth · Married on 10/12/2019
Unprofessional, lack of attention to detail, and poor communication skills
I hired Sam to do full service planning and was deeply disappointed by her unprofessionalism, lack of attention to detail, and poor communication skills. We fired her because of these and multiple other issues and she refused to give us any money back.Sent on 04/04/2019
Below are examples of how Sam failed to fulfill her planner duties:
Communication: Often took 1+ weeks to respond to emails or didn't respond at all. Continuously forgot action items, messed up details and let things fall through the cracks like decorations, second line props, and ceremony sound. Her lack of communication forced us to micromanage the details and Sam herself. .
Vendor Selection & Management: Sam didn't listen to what we wanted, only offered vendors from her rolodex, and when asked for more options, suggested we search ourselves. We were forced to find 50% of the vendors ourselves including our band, second line, tent company, and one hotel block.
We told Sam we were unhappy and outlined our expectations of her, including pressing vendors on our behalf. Less than 24 hours later she told us doing a tasting on our one Nola wedding planning visit was impossible. However, after speaking with the restaurant myself, I was easily able to get them to accommodate us. They informed us she had only tried to book the tasting the week before (she knew we were coming for 5 months). Sam lied to us on multiple occasions and misrepresented vendor information including ceremony and reception timing, speaker options, and pricing of food and beverage packages.
Planning & scheduling: Sam was in charge of making our Nola visit schedule to meet all of our vendors (florist, photographer, venue, etc) 5 months before our wedding. We took a week of vacation days and spent a lot of money to come to Nola to plan. She assured us she was securing appointments, however, 4 days before the trip we learned that Sam had booked nothing except the HMU trial, which she booked for the wrong day. She failed to book 75% of appointments and when confronted by us, she lied and blamed our vendors. However, after speaking with all of our vendors directly, all confirmed that Sam had not scheduled any appointments with them.
Additionally, all of our vendors find Sam confusing and difficult to work with. Her communication style is very unclear, leading to unnecessary confusion and frustration. We had several vendors reach out to us directly to ask what we wanted, because they were so confused by Sam's requests.
All in all, Sam booked a few vendors, and did nothing more, even though we paid her the full service price. Worse yet, she blamed everyone, including us as her clients, and our vendors, for her mistakes. She took 0 responsibility and when asked for a refund, and she didn't answer for an entire week, responding only after we had emailed her a second time. She refused us a refund, even though she failed to uphold the majority of the duties in her contract.
After firing Sam, we learned from multiple sources in the Nola wedding industry that she is known for being confusing, unclear, and disorganized, especially on the day of, where other vendors have had to step in and become wedding planners for her.
Bride to bride - do not book Sam as your planner. She caused an immense amount of stress and almost ruined our wedding. Give your money to someone who respects you as a bride, and will cause happy tears instead of hopeless ones.
Three Little Words's reply:Elle,