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Two weeks before the wedding, all the colors, flowers and etc. were set in stone. We understand that the curtains were no longer available. We were told that there were two other different sets of curtains were available in the same color. They were a different style. We could choose either, but they were both more expensive than the ones we had chosen and we were expected to pay the difference. We felt that we should have our choice with no additional cost to us. We asked to speak to a manager about having to pay the difference and were told we would get a call. We contacted the office several times and we NEVER got our calls returned. We ended up getting our curtains from another source. Charging us extra and not returning our calls showed a lack of professionalism.
- Philip K.
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My mother celebrated 57 years with some of her high school classmates. They have not stopped talking about how beautiful and professional the banquet hall was set up. The hostesses were spot on with excellent service. It was elegant, tasteful, beautiful!
- TAMMY J.
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It did not go well. We agreed to part ways as we were not happy with her lack of service and responsiveness to our concerns.
The owner is very quick to talk but follow thru was sporadic and
inconsistent. Often not responding to phone calls or emails. Meetings
that were scheduled would be cancelled last minute. There was always an
"occurance" in her life that need addressing and left us out in the
cold. Finally when the first official meeting at our house on June 1
was cancelled (our wedding was scheduled for Aug 31, 2014) she did not
show up and sent a delayed text message saying she would not be able to
make that appointment. We felt that any suggestions she had given us
verbally were not very useful and we ended up using our own vendors that
we found on our own. She was not a big help in sourcing vendors for a
garden wedding. Needless to say if she was this disorganized before the
wedding we did not feel comfortable using her on the day of. There are
always so many unknowns on the day of that could go wrong and we did
not want to have a wedding planner coordinating if she was not able to
coordinate before the event. We spoke with her about our
dissatisfaction and agreed it would be best if we parted ways. She had
promised to return our payment in full but by the end of
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was by the end of Aug and now she does not respond to emails nor phone
calls. I assume she is out of business or operating under a different
name. I would not leave such an irresponsible person in charge of a
wedding day.

- Susanne M.
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Great. Set up bar early. Very helpful. Very attractive rental. Two wonderful bar attendants. Very reasonable linen rentals.
- james W.
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They did an absolutely fantastic job. The food was excellent, the servers were pleasant and efficient, and
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and Sandy were great to work with throughout the months of planning. We had several last minute changes to the seating chart and meal orders and they were totally flexible. The reception ended late and the staff went above and beyond to get everything packed up for us including gifts, flowers, centerpieces, and cake. It was all staged at the back door so we could pull the cars around and load up. I would definitely recommend
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- Larry B.
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had developed a complete itinerary for all the vendors and the members of the wedding party; everyone knew where they needed to be, what they needed to be doing and when. When we arrived for the Quad Cities for the ceremony and reception, everything was completely covered and we could focus on enjoying our big day with no worries at all. If there were any problems behind the scenes, they were addressed without issue and we never heard about them.
- Jill D.
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, the owner, was great to work with and flexible when booking the party. He had a very interesting menu, provided a lot of vegetarian choices and worked with me to stay in budget.
Upon the first phone call from
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, who was the server at the picnic, I knew we were in excellent hands.
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called to say that she was early (half an hour) and told me which location we had been assigned at the park. When I arrived,
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clearly had everything under control. At the grill was
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, who couldn't be more pleasant, even though he stood for hours in front of a burning hot grill under the sun on a 90 degree day. The food, ribs, chicken, burgers, etc... were excellent, as were the side dishes and appetizers of dips and a caprese salad. Having hosted a lot of private parties, I was checking in with
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about doing different things, but
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was always 2 steps ahead of me. Everything went off without a hitch. The food was delicious and plentiful, and
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were very professional and a great team. I would happily use this caterer again.
- Robert M.
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& Limitless was the perfect choice for our wedding. They did a beautiful job! The band has a fabulous diverse song list that offers something for everyone. And they were happy to customize the song list with my requests. The band was professional and they kept the party rocking. It was great to see so many guests enjoying the music. I would highly recommend this band to anyone planning an event. They truly made my wedding reception a hit! Check them out: http://www.kimberlyhalllimitlessmusic.com/
- Katrina C.
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The wedding itself was beautiful but not because of the planner but because of the couple and their families and friends.
I can only review what I actually saw...I think that is only fair...so I will not comment on many items I was told by the bride and groom but rather what I saw as a guest at the wedding.
I saw this woman standing around with a paper in her hand and she looked rather out of place. She was dressed as though she was going to the grocery store and had a grocery list. As I said, she looked out of place so I asked someone. I was shocked to learn she was the wedding planner.
I had talked to the bride and groom many times before the event and they told me that since they came from blended families they wanted to keep it
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and not have an actual wedding party or have everyone announced after the wedding. They just wanted the parents, the witnesses and of course the bride and groom announced. So when everyone in each family was announced, it was a bit uncomfortable and I was surprised they had changed their minds. Again I asked...why? Turns out they didn't change their minds. The wedding planner just ignored their
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I was also very surprised to see the planner and her staff (2 females that I only saw at dinner) sitting at a table next to us that had open seats because a couple of guests hadn't shown, and they were eating dinner as though they were guests. I have 4 children and been through 4 weddings and I have never seen a wedding planner sitting and having dinner as a wedding guest.
Many more important requests made by the bride and groom were ignored by this planner and in the end, the bride was brought to tears. It was so sad to see this beautiful young bride sobbing on her wedding day because the person her mother had paid to help make her dream day special ruined it for her.
I would never recommend this woman. She obviously has no experience in event planning or any skill sets needed for the job.
The venue has banned this woman from any event work at their facility. That speaks volumes.


- Jan B.
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Do not hire
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as your wedding coordinator, I paid for her deluxe “Utopia Package” and she nearly ruined my wedding. I never write negative reviews, I am easy going as stated by many of our vendors and the venue, etc... I got her because I was sick the year before the wedding. After contract was signed, she stated she did weekends and nights with her family and would prefer weekdays 9-5. We both work 5 days a week. I agreed to phone calls to help bend to her schedule, and even with this she still had trouble making calls and meetings. The month before the wedding I asked for her help in finalizing details with our vendors and our venue. She said I was demanding her appearance instead of asking her availability on a weekend. We were talked out of firing her because it was so close to the wedding. We told her she was rude & she stated that every bride gets emotional this close to the wedding and I just had pre wedding jitters. This made me feel like a crazy bride. She was very negative about my vibrant yellow and orange color (she only does traditional white and ivory) while our other vendors loved it. She offered to be at the makeup trial, but could only stay 10 minutes because of family conflict. On the 2nd trial we tried to coordinate with her schedule but she was unavailable again and we went without her. She emailed us that assisting with the makeup trials was above and beyond her contract and rudely state she was only offered because we had no friends or family In town. Afterwards we found out she was rude to my mother and my family at the wedding. She also failed on getting invitations in time, and showed up late for the actual wedding weekend, to the point that the hair, makeup, and photographer vendors complained. She gave us the wrong count for staffing with her own company (for tips), screwed up the lighting of the cake and the ice sculpture, and didn’t make sure our guests got their table numbers, and lost one of my favorite pair of shoes.
- Doug R.
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A Grand Event

5020 Nicholson Ct
Kensington, MD

Aida's Events

9447 Lakeland Fells Lane
Lorton, VA

All state limo

6920B Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303
Washington, DC

Ashley Parris Events LLC

5818 Harness Ct
Columbia, MD

Aspire Freedom Professional Services

2415 W Rosecroft Village Circle
Oxon Hill, MD

Bachelor Party Planners

5608 Whitfield Chapel road
Lanham, MD

Bell Flowers

8947 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD

Blissful Blessings Events

16701 Melford Blvd
Bowie, MD

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn

23130 Briar Patch Ln
Middleburg, VA

BURKE FLORIST UNIVERSITY MALL

10667 BRADDOCK RD
Fairfax, VA

C2C Events, Inc.

Arlington, VA

CANAPÉS CATERING

550 Highland Street
Frederick, MD

CARIBBEAN CATERERS INC

12352 WILKINS AVE
North Bethesda, MD

CB Lucas Co

17549 Old Stage Coach Rd
Dumfries, VA

Chaos Cakes & Confections

Private
Manassas, VA

Corcoran Caterers INC

2401 Montgomery St
Silver Spring, MD

Cravings Cupcakery LLC

Woodbridge, VA

CRYSTAL ALTERATIONS & FORMAL

1675 CRYSTAL SQUARE ARC
Arlington, VA

Culdesac Chauffeur Service

1380 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC

CustomKosher, LLC.

Bethesda, MD

D.A. Weddings & Event Coordinators

9711 49th Pl
College Park, MD

DC Birthday Photographers

5608 Whitfield chapel rd
Lanham, MD

DJ Evan Reitmeyer

4925 Lee Farm Ct
Ellicott City, MD

Dream 'N Kuhl-er Event Planning & Design

2324 Good Hope Rd SE Apt 20
Washington, DC

Elan-DJ.com, inc.

Washington, DC

ELITE BEATZ ENTERTAINMENT LLC

P.O. Box 886
Mechanicsville, MD

Elle Monroe Events

3505 Sheffield Manor Terrace
Silver Spring, MD

Erica Wilson MakeUp Studios

938 E. Swan Creek Rd.
Ft. Washington, MD

First Step Entertainment

11500 E. @15th Streeet
Lakewood, CA

Gaylord Hotels

201 Waterfront St
Fort Washington, MD

GoldStar Limousine Service

44777 Emma Lane
Hollywood, MD

Greiner's Crafts LLC

40 Colony Sq Apt G
Pittsburgh, PA

GULF COAST LIMOUSINE SVC INC

PO BOX 12038
Spring, TX

HennaDC

2620 Redcoat Dr
Alexandria, VA

Hillcrest Guest House

#157 Enighed,
Washington, DC

Howard Franklin Music

P.O. Box
Washington, DC

Innovative Enterprise

Washington, DC

INTERNATIONAL LIMOUSINE SVC

2300 T ST NE
Washington, DC

Jam'on Dance Events & Catering Inc

By appt
Elizabethport, NJ

Jamilyah Marie Photography

2612 Elnora Street
Silver Spring, MD

Jazz It Up Salon & Spa Services

3120 Ps Business Ctr
Woodbridge, VA

JG Entertainment

Arlington, VA

Karin's florist

527 MAPLE AVE E
Vienna, VA

Karson Butler Events

Washington, DC

KREATED FROM THE HEART LLC

5470 QUAINT DR
Woodbridge, VA

Kristie's Sweet Creations

5226 Eisenhower Ter
Lawrence, KS

Lance Aaron/ Professional Online Portrait Artist

208 Nancy Lou Drive
Missoula, MT

LETTERING BY LYNNE

3315 CAROLINA PL
Alexandria, VA

Lotus Production

2304 Gallows Road, Suite B1,
Dunn Loring, VA

LUIS GOMEZ PHOTOS, LLC

1626 15TH ST NW
Washington, DC

MAPLE CLEANERS

348 MAPLE AVE W
Vienna, VA

MENUS BY MARY

18314 CATTAIL BRANCH CT
Leesburg, VA

MeZo Events

484 Laurel Valley Ct
Arnold, MD

Occasions Caterers

655 Taylor St NE
Washington, DC

Old Blue BBQ

5704 2nd St. S
Arlington, VA

Rachel Strisik, Lifestylist

6503 Stoneham Road
Bethesda, MD

Rainbow Tool & Party Rentals, Inc.

6705-a Electronic Drive
Springfield, VA

RICK MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHER

7404 LANGHOLM WAY
Manassas, VA

Rkristi Modern Hospitality

PO Box 8133
Silver Spring, MD

Roberts Dynasty LLC

4514 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, MD

RSTQ Transportation

13419 Duchin Rd
Germantown, MD

Scriptorium

309 Cameron St
Alexandria, VA

Selmat Design

8723 D'Arcy Rd
District Heights, Md

Side Street Catering

DC Metro Area
Fairfax, VA

SoBe Trends Marketing, LLC

11203 Chivalry Chase Lane
Spotsylvania, VA

Souls of Faith Catering and Events

2306 Love Pl
Waldorf, MD

Spoken And Motion LLC

14201 Angelton Terrace
Burtonsville, MD

Statements The Salon

2253-E Old Bridge Rd
Woodbridge, VA

Storybook Events

539 W 38th St
Norfolk, VA

Stradified Strings

P.O. Box 2745
Merrifield, VA

Studio 6 Makeup Artistry

On Location
Mechanicsville, VA

The Better Half Consultants LLC

7429 Rimrock Ct
New Market, MD

The DC Wedding Officiant

2422 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC

The Formal Bloom

3301 18th St SE
Washington, DC

The Mouse Artist

14139 Honey Hill Ct
Centreville, VA

Tiffany Lumpkin Makeup

Washington, DC

TMKenny Property Management

8340 Greensboro Drive
Mc Lean, VA

TWIN TOWERS FLORIST

1000 WILSON BLVD.
Arlington, VA

Unforgettably Yours Event Planning Service

PO Box 471719
District Heights, MD

Unique Events

Fairfax, VA

Unique Styles by Phrenchie

1121 Ritchie Rd
Capitol Heights, MD

Vacation with Donn

2424 Vidalia court
Waldorf, md

Vivian's Bridal

1604 Spring Hill Rd
Vienna, VA

Vivid Expressions LLC

259 Granby St Ste 250
Norfolk, VA

We Plan - You Party

Damascus, MD

Westin Washington Dulles

2520 Wasser Terrace
Herndon, VA

Xtreme Solutions

10902 Sir Paul Pl
Clinton, MD

YVENING EVENT PLANNING & CATERING, LLC

18777G NORTH FREDERICK ROAD
Gaithersburg, MD
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