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Planner in Washington,
(202) 316-8489
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  • 113 Reviews


    Jennifer Romanek

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  • We initially started working with Candy to plan a 200-person ballroom bash for 2021. It was love-at-first meeting for us + Candy. Candy was tremendously knowledgeable, insightful, full of creative ideas, and most of all she was a person we really clicked with on a human level. Candy was always thinking of us, even though our wedding was more than a year away when we first started collaborating. Then COVID hit. Candy pivoted in the most incredible way to helping us plan a tiny, 12-person/immediate-family only backyard gathering. Oh, and all of this with about 3-4 weeks of notice. Candy was in incredible action mode -- I have honestly never met anyone who is so on top of things. Me and my husband were overwhelmed and Candy walked us through every step of the way. Most importantly during this time, she prioritized safety above all and ensured our event was not only magical, beautiful, wondrous -- but also safe for us, our families and our vendors. The day-of could not have felt more smoot... Read more

    Angela Bien

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  • I LOVED Tori. She was responsive, supportive, attentive...ALL of the things a wedding coordinator should be. I did not worry a thing on our wedding day. She was experienced, organized— I loved how every month she would send us a “to do” list because that really kept us on track. I would recommend her and Candy+Co in a heartbeat!

    Amber Mcdonald

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  • Candy and her team were invaluable in making our day perfect. We couldn't have done it without them. Candy kept us on task in the year leading up to our day, making sure that we did the necessary tasks each month (and then week and day, as we got closer to the wedding), then provided on-site assistance the day of. She was especially essential in helping us navigate the sometimes complicated rules of our venue (Oxon Hill Manor) and the often complicated dynamics of our families. She does it all with a positive attitude and is fun and funny. I would hire Candy + Co. a million times over and have already recommended them to loved ones.

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    A+J: What can we say that hasn't already been said? We just adore you both and it was truly an honor to help your vision come to life. You knew what you wanted, (and what you didn't!) and asked questions when you were unsure. You listened and considered our advice and were responsive to our questions! You were a dream to work with and the whole team of vendors working your wedding agreed! We wish you a happy forever and many many more adventures (and hopefully events we get to plan) to come!! XO

    Timothy

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  • Candy+Co was the perfect partner to help us bring our wedding to life! We worked with Anastasia, and we could tell from our very first phone conversation that she would be an amazing fit for us and our vision. Throughout the process, she was communicative, experienced, and just an all-around amazing person. From helping us design the floorplan to coordinating between our numerous vendors to dealing with unplanned guests and making sure we could enjoy the evening – Anastasia helped us bridge the many different components of our big day. Our wedding was almost a month ago, and we’re still getting feedback from our guests about how perfect and seamless everything was! As a separate, but important note – one of our many deciding factors in choosing Anastasia and Candy+Co was the fact that they were ardent LGBT allies. Just one quick look at their diverse Instagram page and gallery will tell you everything you need to know about their values! All in all, we highly recommen... Read more

    Caroline

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  • After interviewing with 5-6 wedding planners, Candy stood out as the one planner who actually made me feel EXCITED instead of overwhelmed about having a wedding. From start to finish, she was incredibly patient, thorough, organized and responsive. Candy was always several steps ahead and all of her help took an enormous weight off our shoulders! We loved her, as well as her team, and all of the vendors that she recommended! Initially, we were really hesitant to spend so much out of our wedding "budget" for a planner but as client who had zero time to plan a wedding, hiring Candy was worth every penny and probably saved us from calling off the engagement! It was also overwhelming to even think about making any decisions related to the wedding, but Candy was extremely helpful in simplifying the process, providing reminders on key decision points and keeping us on track/schedule. She was our biggest cheerleader and a wonderful source of encouragement and emotional support leading up to ... Read more

    Tom Risen

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  • Hiring Candy to be our wedding planner was one of the best decisions we've ever made. She was friendly and attentive, making sure we kept up with everything ahead of the wedding and helping us calm down when we stressed out. When we had to change vendors last minute she even helped with recommendations of people to replace them who did a fantastic job. Everything during our wedding went perfectly! Candy & Co are at the top of their game - they are miracle workers and we can't say enough good things about them!

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    Thank you so much for the kind review T+A! I'll make sure to share the love with the other vendors! The team and I wish you a lifetime of GF adventures!

    Brett Ashenfelter

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  • Candy and her team achieve absolute perfection in a way that makes it seem effortless. Her eyes and ears are everywhere anticipating not only the bride's every need but every need of the wedding party, and guests as well. Best of all though is her energy. You feel like she is in charge of absolutely every situation, and this competence adds a layer of calm to the most elaborate and, what would otherwise be, chaotic events. Even high strung brides melt into blissful participants at their own weddings where merriment and good cheer abound, all due to Candy's expert ninja skills and heart of gold. I am pretty sure that she is an angel dressed in black. Thank you, Candy!

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    I'm not crying. I'm not crying. I'm not crying. Okay. I'm crying. Thank you so much for this amazing review Brett and thank you so much for your warm, thoughtful spirit and kind and generous heart. Your words have melted me!!!!

    Kelsey Moran

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  • We absolutely loved working with Loreal from Candy + Co! She went above and beyond and we appreciated every single one of her suggestions and recommendations. There is absolutely no way we could have done it without her, she made everything come together perfectly and with so much ease!

    Kristin

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  • We worked with Candy for our wedding and could not have been happier. From the first time we spoke with Candy, we knew that we could trust her to take care of whatever happened on our day and that we could look at her and feel a sense of calm. Our family and friends even told us how calm we seemed leading up to the wedding, and we know that's because of the trust we had in Candy to deliver. Nearly all of our vendors were recommendations from Candy and they ALL delivered. Candy provided us with so many helpful recommendations and ideas and helped us through a number of challenges. Challenges and all, she kept us on schedule and made some pretty incredible things happen for us. She's the best!

    Kendall

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  • Working with Candy and Co was easily the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. The team was highly responsive, creative, and extremely knowledgeable about local vendors and the wedding planning process. They were flexible and creative, working with our ideas, and helping to bring them all to life. Candy is incredibly organized, she makes the entire wedding planning process seem effortless and manageable. The week of our wedding, we had several large problems due to our venue. Candy handled them with grace, poise, and fierce determination. As a result, I was never once stressed out in the process. I can not thank the Candy and Co team enough!

    Brittney

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  • My wife and I were initially on the fence about whether or not to hire a planner for our wedding. Generally, we planned to make a lot of the decisions about our day on our own and we did have a vision for how we wanted things to go. We finally decided a coordinator might be something to look into to help keep everything organized and together. We interviewed a few and as soon as we spoke to Candy we knew we found the right person and that it would be worth the spend. Our instincts were more than correct. As a couple in the LGBT community Candy made us feel completely comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. She stepped in and helped coordinate a few months prior to our wedding date and never once balked at answering the questions we threw her way. At our walk through she helped us to tie our vision together and did conference calls with our caterer and various vendors to make sure we were all on the same page. The night before our wedding we still had a few reservatio... Read more

    Eliana Rogan

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  • Amazing customer service and they really want the best for every client. The wedding planning here is top notch and they take of everything. They truly helped my fiance and I plan our dream wedding and their prices are more than reasonable for all of their valuable advice and suggestions.

    Cory Benavente

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  • Candy was incredibly helpful throughout the entirety of her planning process. In addition to vast insight and experience, she had a number of resources (spreadsheets, lists, powerpoints, templates etc...) that helped us out immensely throughout the end-to-end process. We couldn't have done it without her.

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    It was such a pleasure to work with you, MJ, and your entire wedding party. Thank you both so much for your proactive communication and great decision making!

    Alan Lau

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  • Candy+Co was amazing to work with! When you select Candy+Co as your wedding planner, you will receive quality professionalism and someone who gets related. They know how to get the job done and to put together a memorable night for you and all of your guests!

    Josh Pearson

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  • We worked with Loreal for our wedding and everything went great! We would highly recommend.
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