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Jodi Rappa · Married on 09/28/2019
Best experience of my life
Stacy is PHENOMENAL. My entire wedding day, she was my right hand woman- she checked in with me VERY frequently, just to be sure I was doing ok and she always asked if I needed anything. When it came down to me getting ready to walk down the aisle, Stacy's assistant Alex was a GOD SEND, especially when it came down the wire and the bridal party was walking toward the ceremony site. She calmed me down, reminded me to not lock my knees, and assured me that my future husband was there and ready to go! The wedding was flawless, cocktail hour flew by, and dinner was extremely well executed. One of Stacy's suggestions was to have the toasts while everyone was eating first course. A much better plan than to have toasts first thing, which the guests are usually drunk and very hungry at that very time.Sent on 09/30/2019
Stacy and the other vendors I had worked better than a well-oiled machine. I can't imagine a price to put on to have a flawless wedding. Our only regret was not hiring Stacy for the entire process, not just month of/day of. If I'd hired her from the beginning, I'd have been the most relaxed, about to be married person you've ever seen if I'd just hired her form the moment I'd gotten engaged.
Nick Roman · Married on 06/22/2019
The best of the best!
Stacy from White Orchid Weddings was a joy to work with. She helped us through every step of the planning process and made everything as easy as possible. Thank you, Stacy, for helping to bring all of our ideas and visions to life for our wedding day.Sent on 07/03/2019
Racheal · Married on 06/05/2019
Can’t recommend enough
You don’t know how much you need Stacy until you have her. Even if you don’t want or can’t afford or think you don’t need a full on planner, you DO need a day-of coordinator, believe me. I didn’t think I needed one but ended up getting her for day of stuff to not have to worry about anything but enjoying the day & it was the best decision of my entire wedding, not exaggerating!!! She is SO helpful!! And in so many ways you don’t even realize. It’s like having a personal assistant. But better. Her value is so much more than what we paid her, honestly, what she did for us was priceless. She did so much. She created a timeline for us, like down to the minute, for the days events & a timeline to pass out to the wedding party which was great! She’s so incredibly sweet and does what you want too & doesn’t push her opinions on you, she gives you options & reminds you of deadlines & let’s you choose or will help you choose if you ask her opinion. She’s totally in your corner 1000% & has her clients best interest & vision in mind at all times. I’m telling you, I was highly impressed with her & her assistant Alex. Top notch. Worth every penny & more. A necessary wedding expense! Do yourself a favor & enjoy more of your & hubbys day & let her take on the stress so you can enjoy this one special day! Nothing- no thing went wrong on my wedding day. It just flew by. She can’t stop time so that’s not in her control haha but I have no doubt that if Stacy wasn’t there I wouldn’t be able to say it was perfect!Sent on 06/10/2019
Sarah Becerra · Married on 11/10/2018
BOOK NOW!!! You won't regret it!
If we had to do our wedding over again, our first decision would be to book White Orchid Weddings. Stacy is absolutely talented, sweet, efficient, detail-oriented, available, capable, and SO helpful! She is totally there for the entire process. Our day went completely smoothly all thanks to her! Without a doubt, I would never get married without a wedding planner, specifically White Orchid!!! Don't walk to book Stacy, RUN!Sent on 11/13/2018
Kendra · Married on 09/22/2018
The best coordinator for our Rockford wedding!
We used WOW for our 9/22 wedding. Working with Stacy was a dream. My husband and I knew when we started wedding planning that we wanted someone who would help alleviate the stress on our wedding day to ensure we could be 100% present and soak up every minute of the day. From the first time we met Stacy, we knew we were in good hands. While all of our vendors were already booked, Stacy handled all of the coordination in the weeks leading up to the wedding, allowing us to relax as our big day approached. She listened to our feedback, provided guidance and reassurance, and provided peace of mind not only for us but for my mom too! Stacy’s calm personality, attention to detail and great sense of humor helped our big day go off without a hitch. She thought of every detail, no matter how small (short a power cord? Stacy’s got it! Bridesmaid need some eyelash glue? Stacy’s on it! Mom’s Catholic guilt is keeping her from taking the flowers from the church to use at reception? Stacy will handle it!). Stacy truly felt like family. If you are on the fence about hiring a day of coordinator- we can’t emphasize enough that you should absolutely do it. The timeline she developed for our day helped it flow perfectly. My mom even commented that when it’s time to plan a wedding for my younger sister, the date will be picked based on Stacy’s availability. we can’t thank WOW enough for helping to make our dream of a wedding a reality!Sent on 11/18/2018
Alyssa · Married on 09/09/2018
We’re so lucky to have had Stacy as our wedding planner! Throughout the whole planning process, she was there for us 100%. Stacy is someone who will listen to your wedding vision and then make it happen. She’s extremely organized and communicates effectively with not only us but our vendors as well. She made great suggestions for us along the way and worked her schedule around our needs. Having an expert really helped our stress melt away. When it came to the big day, all we had to do was relax and let Stacy take care of everything. I highly recommend Stacy as a wedding planner.
Sent on 10/02/2018
Sadashiv · Married on 08/25/2018
Stacy is friendly, warm, and caring. She paid close attention to details and kept us on track every step of the way, including giving us a timeline for planning so we could prioritize tasks. We had a really huge wedding for which the planning was a monumental task that we could not have done without her.Sent on 09/04/2018
Catherine · Married on 08/25/2018
Stacy was an angel during my wedding planning. From the beginning to the end, she was there to help with every step of the way. More than anything, I feel like she became a great friend by the end. She doesn't just help with the planning bit but really does become like a family member during wedding planning time. I appreciate how kind and non-pushy she was. Most other wedding planners I spoke with seemed a bit aggressive but Stacy always put what the bride and groom wanted before what she thought. I am eternally grateful to Stacy and if you are thinking of hiring a wedding planner, you don't have to look any further!!Sent on 09/09/2018
Abbi · Married on 08/11/2018
Stacy was beyond incredible! She truly went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted and more. What stood out to me when I met Stacy, was that she said she really wanted to help make our wedding day personable and unique to us- I loved this about her! She really took the time to get to know us and what our vision was. We felt so cared for by her. When I met her, I had most of the big vendors already booked and felt pretty organized myself, but it was such a relief to have a second pair of eyes look over contracts and keep everything organized for me! Stacy was pretty much a safety net for me, she was always there anytime I needed any advice or had any questions at all! She guided me in the right direction for the rest of the vendors I needed and was by my side through the rest of the planning process. She always checked in on me and told me what I should be doing next. When it got close to the wedding and things started to get busy, she was my go-to girl! She talked to all my vendors for me, sent emails, made phone calls, and took all the stress away from me and my mom. She made sure everything ran smoothly the day of, coordinated all vendor arrivals, and sent out detailed timelines to all vendors and bridal party! When it came to little details and decorations, she took the time to understand my vision and where I wanted everything and set it all up perfectly. She was not only a planner, but the biggest support the day-of (and days leading up to), a real friend, and was even responsible for making sure fireworks went off at a certain time for a surprise show for our guests! She truly did it all! She is an incredible woman and I highly recommend her to anyone! Even if you think you can handle it yourself, Stacy will keep you on track and be the biggest support through the whole process. It was an honor to have her be such an impactful part of our day. We love you, Stacy!Sent on 08/22/2018
Jaime · Married on 07/22/2018
Stacy was amazing! She was so easy to work with, start to finish. The communication back and forth was always prompt and professional, yet she was very friendly and understanding. She stayed on top of everything and really tried to get my vision. In the end, she nailed it. The wedding turned out even more beautiful than I imagined and she basically took care of everything AND stayed within my budget. She suggested each of my vendors and they all exceeded my expectations! If you want planner who goes above and beyond, choose White Orchid Weddings!Sent on 07/31/2018
Beth · Married on 07/22/2018
I'm best friend of the bride and the wedding was held at my farm and I just want to say that when I first met Stacy (during planning stage) I was so impressed and by the end of the wedding night... we were all singing her praises! She was wonderful and the whole event was stunning/amazing. Highly recommended!Sent on 07/31/2018
Kellin · Married on 09/16/2017
Stacy definitely took away all the stress of the big day. I didn't have to worry about making sure vendors were ready leading up to the wedding. I never had to take time out of getting ready the day of to help any vendors get set up or go over logistics as Stacy had everything covered. Would definitely use her again for any future events.Sent on 06/18/2018
Kathryn · Married on 08/05/2017
We loved having Stacy as our day-of wedding coordinator, and I can't imagine our wedding without her. She's relaxed, flexible, genuine and has great intuition for knowing when to be neutral and when to offer guidance and advice. We did our best to be super organized leading up to our wedding, lining up friends to take on different tasks throughout the weekend. But no many how may helpers are available, when it comes down to it, having someone there who knows what's going on, has been in communication with all of you vendors, and can deal with last minute issues (like having no ice for a DIY bar!) is absolutely clutch. I have the feeling Stacy has coordinated all sorts of weddings, and many quite a bit fancier than ours. But leading up to our wedding she treated us like we were the most important people in her world. She's awesome, totally recommended!Sent on 09/27/2017
Alison · Married on 07/15/2017
I really didn't want to rely on my family to coordinate the vendors and set-up day of and really wanted to hire a professional. Stacy came recommended by our venue. After our first meeting I knew I was in good hands. I hired her as a day planner but she was available for questions when I hit snags on my own. Looking back my one wish is to have hired her for the whole thing, I could have save myself a lot of headaches. She takes care of business and gets what you want done, but at the same time is kind and respectful. All my other vendors loved working with her and it was wonderful not having to worry about my guests, setting up, or the event unfolding how I wanted. I was able to really enjoy every minute of the day.Sent on 09/04/2017
Nicole · Married on 07/08/2017
I am a person that sees the big picture, but needs help fine-tuning the details to get there. Stacy was the person to help me achieve my ultimate wedding goal! Stacy was so diligent on helping my husband and I stick to our budget, finding the right choices of vendors, photographers, and added extras to make our special day even more meaningful. She was so professional, flexible, and willing to go above-and-beyond to help us enjoy our day. I would highly recommend Stacy to anyone!Sent on 07/09/2017
Carol · Married on 07/08/2017
I highly recommend using White Orchids Wedding. Stacy goes above and beyond to make your event absolutely amazing. She is a very detailed person and follows thru to the very end. Best decision we ever made was hiring her as a wedding gift for our children. She works with whatever budget you have, and is very attentive to all the "bumps" in the road that come along with planning a big event.Sent on 07/10/2017
Thank you Stacy from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Tanner · Married on 07/08/2017
Staci saved ourSent on 07/21/2017
Wedding from a possible disaster. Without her professionalism and planning, we would've had our ceremony and reception destroyed. Staci is a wonderful lady and a miracle worker.
Sarah · Married on 06/17/2017
Simply put, Stacy is THE BEST of the best! My husband, my parents, and I cannot stop raving about her even six months after our wedding! We decided we needed a professional a few months into planning our Illinois wedding all the way from Texas. I'm a planner by nature, but I wanted someone else to take the reigns on the big day so the stress did not fall on me or my mother. I "shopped around" and met with multiple planners in the area prior to choosing Stacy. From our very first phone consultation I was impressed with her knowledge, professionalism, warmth, and willingness to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted it to be. She's incredibly personable, was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls, and went above and beyond for us every time. It was seriously like she knew what we needed before we even knew we needed it! She coordinated our rehearsal efficiently (thank God!) as well as the day of, and trust me, wrangling our entire wedding party was no easy task!
Our wedding day came and Stacy had every little detail covered. She put us all at ease, made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, had what they needed, and felt great! The whole day was absolutely perfect.
My husband was initially reluctant to hire a planner/coordinator, but the day after our wedding he said he couldn't imagine how the day would have gone if it were not for Stacy. We cannot say enough great things about Stacy and would absolutely recommend White Orchid to anyone looking for a little- or a lot- of help with their big day!!!Sent on 11/26/2017
Jordan · Married on 06/10/2017
If I could give 10 stars I would. Working with Stacy was the best decision we made for our big day. We had her hired her day of coordination about 6 months before our wedding, so we had a lot of details done, but OMG she went above and beyond what I even knew we needed! She helped with every single detail, double checked everything, came to countless meetings, answered numerous phone calls and emails, the list is endless. Even people at my wedding complimented her organization and how well she worked with the entire day. She was so kind and flexible, it was amazing. Cant say enough good things!Sent on 06/22/2017
Ben · Married on 06/10/2017
When the soon to be told me she wanted a wedding planner, like most guys (probably) I scoffed at the idea saying it wasn't needed. I quickly learned after meeting with Stacy how much I had not considered. While I did not handle a huge workload of the planning like the wife did, I did see how responsive, attentive, and helpful Stacy was to her. The amount of stress that Stacy reduced with the future bride was incredibly worth it. I would highly recommend Stacy for any wedding planning.Sent on 07/01/2017
sarah · Married on 05/06/2017
Stacy at White Orchid was wonderful to work with! Very professional, and she did a great job gathering all the information needed to help us make decisions. She was super organized which helped me keep super organized!!!Sent on 06/13/2017
Samantha · Married on 06/18/2016
Stacy went way above and beyond our expectations for our wedding!! She handled all vendors with such professionalism and grace and I seriously have no idea how one person could handle all of the snafus that were thrown our way!! I have already recommended her to my maid of honor who is getting married next year and will continue to recommend her to anyone that will listen!Sent on 06/21/2016
User6826535 · 2+ years ago
We were planning a wedding from a different state and Stacy made it so much easier and stress free!! She also made our wedding day very stress free! She was there for anything we needed...even helping to pin my dress after my bustle broke! Thank you for everything Stacy!Sent on 06/19/2016
User5521628 · 2+ years ago
I would say both my now husband and I are nothing short of being extremely organized. During our planning stages of our wedding we had various spreadsheets in Excel we were so organized. However, we are both extremely busy working professionals, so that is when we sought out the help of Stacy, the owner, wedding and event planner of White Orchid Wedding. Her motto is let us “Wow you!” And from the get go did Stacy ever!Sent on 10/13/2015
I am not new to the wedding scene by any means. I have been a bridesmaid many times and then at 37 years old, when it was now my time to get married, I researched many websites on my own. Right away, Stacy began asking me and Jeremy questions about our own wedding I had never even thought to consider! Now Jeremy and I took a ton of pride in making our wedding very unique from our song choices to having Ben & Jerry’s ice cream as our “First Scoop.” But without Stacy and White Orchid Weddings, I truly do not think our special day would have gone off as smoothly as it did. First and foremost, I am in love with Jeremy, the love of my life, however, I am in love with every single detail that went into our wedding day and thanks in large part to Stacy and White Orchid Weddings! My wedding day was a day I will never forget. I think it says a lot when you not only get the bride who walks in to clean up at the venue day after but the groom too, when we turned to each other and said “I’m ready to do that again!”
Michael · Married on 06/13/2015
I am the Club Manager at a Private Club in the Lake Geneva area. I had the pleasure of working along-side Stacy during a large wedding at our venue in June of 2015. From initial contact to the closing of the event I found Stacy to be nothing but a vibrant young professional whom had her clients best interest in mind. Stacy is pleasant, organized, thorough, and a great communicator. She listens to her clients requests, and works endlessly to deliver her clients vision. Any potential Bride and Groom should consider themselves lucky to have Stacy as their wedding planner!Sent on 07/21/2015