"Hiring Risa as our coordinator was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We hired her only 4 weeks before our wedding (which had 175 guests) when all the logistical planning was getting stressful, and she was a God send! She helped us create the timeline, communicated with all our vendors to double check any potential problems or discrepancies, and finalize all the details. On the day of our wedding, I didn't have to worry about anything for setup or how things would be executed because I knew we were in good hands. We had DIY centerpieces for 19 tables that had to be set up with water, floating candles, and flowers that the catering set-up crew couldn't do, so both her and her assistant took care of it and made them look beautiful! Risa had also planned the timeline very well and made sure we were able to get through our program so the photographer could capture everything before she left (an hour before the reception was over). She also was extremely helpful at the end of the night when we had to clean up the venue and pack everything up in separate cars, and she even stayed with us until all of it was taken care of. Her prices were super reasonable and she was worth every penny to have her coordinate our wedding! I would highly recommend her to any other couples planning their wedding in the Sacramento area."
"Risa was, by far, the all-star, MVP (most valuable planner) of our wedding vendor team. Anyone can help you pick out this or that, or tell you what you can easily find on the internet with 10 minutes of searching. Risa goes above-and-beyond; she actually provides GREAT ADVICE and COUNSEL to you. She has an opinion about things; and she's right. We had numerous times where we would explain to a vendor that "well our wedding planner suggested . . ." and they would glow with happiness and praise because they had the exact same opinion (whether it was timing of the event, indoor vs outdoor, band vs DJ, sequence of photos, etc.). Risa has unparalleled tastes for helping you create the perfect event that your guests will never forget (and that will give you a lifetime of memories). We will, without hesitation, hire Risa again in the future for our next event! I can't say enough great things about her foresight, steady planning, and consistency when dealing with other vendors."
"Risa was amazing to work with. She was so attentive and detail oriented. During the more stressful moments of wedding planning, she helped us to stay calm and provided us with the most helpful advice. I cannot recommend her enough!"
"We hired Risa at the strong recommendation of a friend to be the "day-of" wedding coordinator for our daughter's wedding. Thank goodness we listened to our friend! Risa was so much more than a "day-of" coordinator. She was full of wise counsel and always available for consult during the weeks before the wedding. At the rehearsal, wedding ceremony and reception, Risa managed a rather complicated venue complete with tents and structures, herded our large crowd into each place flawlessly, and coordinated all the vendors. If you want a smart, extremely capable, positive, efficient, relaxed wedding coordinator, then Risa is your woman!"
~~Susie & Bill T.
"Risa was absolutely lovely to work with! Calm under the pressure and detail-oriented, she wrangled family members and vendors, set-up escort cards, family photos, etc., AND helped with our DIY flower arrangements. She kept the first look on schedule when our photographer got a little confused and probably handled a few other unknown-to-me snafus. We hired Risa to be our day-of-coordinator, but she went above and beyond day-of duties. Her monthly check-ins kept us on track and her on-point questions in the weeks leading up to the wedding ensured that nothing fell through the cracks. There are so many moving parts to a wedding (even our 120-person, relatively chill, outdoor BBQ affair had 10+ vendors), and it was invaluable to have Risa there to coordinate the day so our families could enjoy themselves. Her fee was reasonable too!"
"Risa is wonderful. Risa is responsive, flexible, very detailed and result oriented. She works with you from the day you book through the wedding day. She makes you feel comfortable and will be as hands on and off as much as you need and is always there to provide an opinion or guidance when needed. She thinks of things that you wouldn't think of and asks the right questions and always has your best interest in mind. She came to us during the wedding only when she needed us to be somewhere, to provide us updates or when anything major came up. She was always calm and helpful during the wedding. Risa goes above and beyond and worked with our last minute changes during the wedding and still kept everything on track. On the day of the wedding, we had a lot of decor for her to set up and she delivered. I couldn't have imagined our day without Risa. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a DOC (and already have to my friends). She was one of my favorite and easiest wedding vendors to work with!"
"Risa was absolutely amazing! We booked her very last minute to do day-of coordinating for the wedding. I talked to a few planners before finding Risa, and they all made me feel stressed talking to them—saying how little time was left for them to get organized, how soon the wedding was, how their prices would be MUCH steeper due to the fact that the wedding was so soon, etc. Not Risa! She was chill as a cucumber but still on top of every detail. I literally don't know what we would have done without her. She was authoritative and quick to make decisions but never came off as pushy and was extremely accommodating to my ideas and making sure my vision came through. My sister, who was my MOH, is getting married in a few months, asked me 5 times during my wedding to find out if Risa was available for her date! LOVE LOVE LOVE."
"Phenomenal! Absolutely phenomenal! The best choice we made for our wedding. Risa is everything you could ask for in a wedding coordinator—organized, professional, detail-oriented and overall a great person. Risa put together a timeline for us and took care of all the details...all of them. Our wedding ran smoothly because of Risa. She also made the day of our wedding less stressful because she did everything—set up decor, organized vendors, arranged the wedding party, kept us on time, and helped with the clean up. Because of all her hard work both before and the day of our wedding, we were able to enjoy our day. Risa did such a great job, she deserves ten stars!"
~~Lauren N. & Kevin S.
"Risa! She is incredible—I don't know what I would have done without her the day of my wedding. She made my brunch look absolutely elegant, using the decor I had given her to lay out (the name cards, the decorations, the centerpieces, the favors, etc.). To be honest I wasn't sure how my reception would come together since I basically planned/ordered everything on my own, but Risa gave everything her special touch and it really came together. RISA I LOVE YOU and I will be recommending you to other friends."
"Risa is creative, organized and attentive to detail, as all event planners should be. What sets Risa apart from others, however, is that she is pragmatic and results-oriented. So many event planners focus on frills with high price tags that won't necessarily make your event any more fun or beautiful or memorable. For both my wedding and another wedding that I attended as a guest, I saw Risa's creative solutions successfully come to life. Risa can help you allocate your event budget efficiently to make your dream event a reality. She is also attentive and will work with your personal preferences, rather than encouraging a cookie-cutter event model. Risa was instrumental in helping me identify wedding vendors that delivered the highest quality at surprisingly reasonable prices. In particular, her guidance in choosing a florist and DJ was exceptional. Since my wedding last fall, I have received multiple inquiries regarding these vendors, and I would not have known about them without Risa's guidance."
"Risa was a true savior on my wedding day! She planned, coordinated, and executed flawlessly. Truly eased my stress and allowed me to enjoy every moment of my big day!"
"Risa has the knowledge, experience and initiative to coordinate any event from start to finish. Besides being endlessly helpful, she also has the negotiating skills you want for the extras that can enhance your event."
~~Matthew D. & Agustina F.
"Risa is the ultimate event planner. She handled various affairs for our company from start to finish and won lavish praise for her efforts. She is extremely organized and detail-oriented. She has a flair for style and can handle any event—large or small, formal or casual—and meet your every expectation. She will make your experience a special and memorable occasion."
~~ Dawn P.
"I booked Risa for a last minute emergency with my hotel wedding planner. She was an amazing help for my day of wedding planning needs. She also spent a good amount of time communicating with me the weeks up to the wedding to make sure everything was on track. She pays attention to detail, is quick to adjust to changes, responsive, and a *very* considerate wedding coordinator. She also has good taste! She communicated with all my bridal party with ease. She was also very flexible with our situation. We asked a lot of her and she delivered. While because of the few reviews we saw of her services we were hesitant in the beginning, after talking to her, and after our wedding, we were very glad to have found her and recommend her without hesitation."
~~M.R. & H.M.
"Risa is wonderful! Highly recommend her to any bride who wants to be sure the big day will run seamlessly. She managed multiple vendors and did not need much from me the day-of—exactly what you want. She checked in with me whenever something important came up, and was a pleasure to work with."