Testimonials

Gregg & Ashley, Grand Cayman, B.W.I

Thank you beyond measures, for all you did to make our wedding & reception absolutely amazing! You are incredible at what you do! Thank you for making us feel special, like we were your only clients, throughout the entire time! You have a huge heart! Thank you!

 

Emily, Bride – Lincoln, NE

Hands down the best decision I made throughout this whole wedding planning process was hiring you…it is no wonder your name is passed around in the wedding industry. You are so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I am so happy to have worked with you!

 

MJ, Mother of the Groom – Omaha, NE

Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism. What a gift you have been to all of us! Your sunny disposition and unflappable calm gave us confidence so we could enjoy the special day! We are truly grateful!

 

Kelsea & Matthew – Omaha, NE

Carrie, thank you so much for all you have done for us these past seven months.  You have been a Godsend! Not only did we actually ENJOY the planning process, but all of our stress was eliminated-we knew you could handle anything that came your way.

 

Lisa, Mother of the Bride – Lincoln, NE

Carrie,  You have meant the world to us!!  You helped me plan the exact wedding that I had always envisioned for our daughter!  Actually you exceeded my expectations!  I would recommend you to everyone that wants a stress free beautiful experience !!

 

Cy Wakeman – Omaha, NE

Carrie Dayton and her team created my dream wedding experience. I wanted a wonderful event that would spoil our guests and family and leave them feeling loved and cherished – a weekend full of great times on our beach with a Spanish theme. Beyond just planning a great event, Carrie created an experience, a lifelong memory for all of us. As a busy executive who travels five days a week, I worried that I would not have the time or attention to detail to create the wonderful wedding weekend, my fiancé and I wanted. After being introduced to Carrie, I was confident that I was in extremely capable hands. My part of the process was pure pleasure! I simply went to Pinterest, pinned some of my favorite looks, ideas and themes, gave Carrie my budget and she took my concepts and turned them into reality! My total planning time was about 10 hours for the most incredible event ever! Carrie’s work was simply amazing, I still cannot fathom how she pulled it off. My guests are still talking about the wedding as the event of a lifetime. I was free to enjoy the weekend, connect with my friends and family, and truly be present for our wonderful wedding.

I have already rehired Carrie to plan our first year anniversary party, my son’s graduation reception, and events for my corporation. Carrie is professional, organized, ingenious, creative, responsive, and highly connected to all the right vendors.

Kevin, Father of the Bride

Awesome job with the ceremony – you calmed everyone’s nerves and ran the show with authority, grace and style – thank you – so much appreciated! We also have loved working with you and appreciate the friendship. Everyone in the wedding party and family enjoyed working with you on the ceremony.

Liz & Marc – Omaha, NE

Carrie Dayton was a phenomenal resource during our wedding planning process and I honestly cannot imagine how the day would have happened without her. She provided insight on vendors, money saving tips, and covered all the details that we would not have thought of on our own. Any problems or issues that came up the day of our wedding were handled directly by Carrie and without incident. At one point my fiancé, who initially resisted hiring a coordinator as he felt it was an unnecessary expense, turned to me and said that Carrie’s fee was the best money we spent on the wedding. I could not agree more and would highly recommend her to anyone planning an event.

 

 

Nichollette & Andrew – Omaha, NE

 

 

Meisha & Nate – Omaha, NE

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you so much for everything! Everything was so perfect and you were just on top of every little thing! I had so many people come up to me and compliment how helpful you were. So I just want to let you know that your extreme hard work definitely did not go unnoticed. We had a couple people in our room at the Marriott yesterday and all of us were saying, “thank goodness for Carrie!” So thank you so so so much. You are the absolute best!

Amber & Ryan – Omaha, NE

Carrie is one of the most delightful people I have ever met. My husband and I worked with Carrie for our May 20, 2011 wedding. Carrie worked through the details and helped organize the best day of our lives. She set up meetings with vendors and worked through the many, many details of our wedding and reception. She always showed up to appointments early- not just “on time” and she went above and beyond our expectations. She was truly a delight to work with and the result was a flawless day that we are still getting compliments on over a year later! I would recommend that anyone hire Carrie for their wedding coordination, sales or catering event, etc. She is professional and a true gem for any organization! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Carrie!

Courtney & Eric – Glenwood, IA

As a previous client of Carrie’s, I would highly recommend Carrie in a heart beat to anyone who is planning a wedding, social event, or party. She is very professional, organized, and knowledgable in the profession of event planning and coordinating. She has such a passion for this industry and an energetic spirit that is contagious, she was even able to get my groom excited about details a groom normally wouldn’t care about. Her desire to please her clients in every way possible is astonishing, if she says she will do it, she will in a timely manner. Carrie thought of every little detail, some of which I may have missed. She has excellent relationships established with local vendors such as, florists, caterers, DJ’s, and photographers, and recommended the right fit for our wedding. The day of my wedding was stress free and relaxing, as Carrie took care of everything and I was left to enjoy the day. I greatly enjoyed working with Carrie as she helped plan my wedding and ultimately created a day which I will never forget and always cherish.

Joya & Aaron – Omaha, NE

Oh my goodness, you have no idea how amazing Carrie is until you work with her. I have a degree in hospitality management and expect good service. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), which is the only type of event consultant I would even consider. *And the only type you should consider too. A lot of people are not familiar with what it takes to be a CMP. 1) An undergraduate degree in hospitality; 2) Extensive work experience in the field or as an educator; 3) Written examination. This certification is just like any professional certification/ examination process (ex: CPA). When you hire someone with this on their resume, you are getting a Professional. Other “planners” generally have no relation to the hospitality industry. Seriously, check out their resumes. Ok, now on to the even better stuff. Carrie is the best decision I made regarding my wedding, besides my decision to marry my husband. My husband and I were finishing up our last year of law school & my parents are in another state. I became really frustrated because I had taken on too much work. Then I found Carrie. She saved my sanity throughout the process and on the big day. She takes a really strong collaborative approach with other professionals. She worked with my florists and photography so well that my parents asked if they were all in business together. However, that is just the approach she takes when she works. Near the end of the planning process, I kept flying to Houston for dress fittings and missed a lot of important meetings. Eventually I told Carrie to just make decisions for me. Now, if you knew me in person, you would see how big of a deal that really is to me. I have control issues. I like certain things in a certain way, but Carrie knew what I wanted. I trusted her and thank God! My wedding was so beautiful. Everything was perfect, except my cake…But even Carrie fixed that for me by getting more roses to place in certain areas to cover up the fatal flaws of the bakery. Everything she did was just professional. She was not pushy or intrusive; she helped guide me through the day. My sister (another picky person) told me that if she has her big wedding this year, she wants to hire Carrie to come down to Texas and run the show. Ok, now I just sound like I am working for her because I keep telling you to hire her. LOL. But in short, she is awesome. My husband and I love her. We miss Carrie now because she made my life so easy…

VENDOR TESTIMONIALS

Don Schneider, Complete Music, Video & Photography

I have had the opportunity to work with Carrie for the last 6 years within the event industry. The three attributes of great results, personable and high integrity describe Carrie perfectly. Her ability to manage client’s expectations is exceptional. When working with Carrie I can promise two things – 1) No detail will fall through the cracks 2) You will want to work with her over and over again. Carrie is a high level event planner and I would put her up against anyone in the industry in any region.

Beth Barrineau, Champions Run

I have worked with Carrie on a couple of events and WOW! She is such a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude and love for organization make her a natural in this field. I love teaming up with Carrie. She works for her clients making sure all the details are covered and works alongside the catering team keeping them informed of any changes and on schedule. I highly recommend Carrie to clients looking for that special person who makes planning easy and fun and follows through with a smile on their special day.

Peter Merry, Owner Merry Weddings, Wedding Entertainment Director

Carrie Dayton is an exceptional wedding coordinator. She brought me on board for a May 4th, 2012 wedding ceremony and reception near Omaha, NE and we collaborated for well over a year while planning this event. She helped arrange meetings with the client and joined us for a site survey of their location in March of 2012. She ran the rehearsal the evening before and then on the day of the wedding we worked as a team to accomplish everything the bride and groom desired. She was an excellent team leader who made sure I had what I needed to get my job done right while being given ample freedom to do what I do best. I would jump at the chance to work with her on a wedding again anytime in the future. She has the right mix of skills, talents, and management know how to keep things moving smoothly for all involved while reducing and preventing stress for the bride and groom along with the other wedding professionals involved. We had a minor mishap during the First Dance as the bride’s gown broke a strap. Without missing a beat, Carrie whisked her off to make the necessary repairs to her dress and had her back just in time for her Father/Daughter Dance. Bride’s will be spoiled by her personal service, engaging personality, and her attention to detail. Wedding professionals will be spoiled by her flexibility, her wisdom, and her calm and cool demeanor when the pressure is on.

 

Char Hein, Owner, Everlasting Memories by Char

Carrie is a fabulous bridal consultant, she is very detail oriented, on time and pays great attention to the clients wedding day. I would still have her on staff, but she moved to Omaha and has started her own company. She is AWESOME!