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Planner in Grand Rapids,
(616) 308-9698
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  • 26 Reviews


    Jill

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  • Rebecca is AMAZING! We hired her for our wedding as a coordinator to help us plan our GR wedding from Arizona. I cannot recommend her enough. She made everything run flawlessly. We had a fairly large wedding and I can be a little Type-A personality but she made my wedding a dream come true. It was such a relief to a control freak me to not have to worry about a single detail the day of my wedding. Our families, bridal party and guests all commented about how amazing she was. She was also the only person who could figure out how to bustle my 12-button bustle dress. (photo credit- Abbey Moore photography)

    Carly

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  • When I first told my parents that I would be spending a small portion of our wedding budget on a wedding coordinator, my mom was skeptical. By the time the Monday of wedding week rolled around and the answer to all of the "who takes care of XYZ..?" questions was "Rebecca" she quickly changed her mind and told me she felt the money we spent for Rebecca's help was the best investment of the entire wedding. I used Rebecca and her team for the "Week Of" Coordination package and it was absolutely the best decision I made about the wedding. Although she was hired for the week of, she was available to me by email for all of my design questions, vendor suggestions, etc. for the year+ that we spent planning our best day ever. After working closely enough with Rebecca that I can now call her a friend, it was so easy to leave things to her and her team. I spoke with many event coordinators before ultimately choosing Ideal Events & Design because our initial phone conversation felt more like I w... Read more

    Jeannie

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  • My husband and I hired Ideal Events & Designs for full planning services for our late September wedding this year. Immediately upon meeting Rebecca, I had the sense that I could trust her with the vision, style, and execution of our special day, and man, was I right! We chose Grand Rapids for a destination wedding, and therefore needed assistance with figuring out basically every detail of our wedding. Rebecca is connected to (and helped to build, it seems) a community of event and design vendors who collaborated effortlessly and coordinated services for our multi-venue wedding. She suggested vendors who we could trust and who knew how to deliver with our style in mind. She helped to keep us on track which is no easy feat, considering my husband and I work in the disaster response industry and are regularly deployed. Because of the devastating hurricane season this year, not only were we deployed until a few days before the wedding, we also hemorrhaged guests who are work colleagues. T... Read more

    Katie

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  • My goal: enjoy the journey. My challenge: major indecisiveness ... and a tendency to sweat the small stuff ... and a bit of procrastination to boot. My solution: hire a wedding planner. You hear it all the time ... enjoy being engaged before you get to planning. There’s a good reason for that, and it’s because planning a wedding is stressful! Unfortunately, for me, “overwhelmed” kicked in almost immediately. Just googling for a venue yielded a billion results (!!!). The moment I spoke with Rebecca, I knew Ideal Events & Design was the right fit for us. Her bright personality, methodical approach to planning, and serious connections within the wedding circuit were everything we were looking for and more. The feeling of certainty was such a relief! There’s no secret; hiring a wedding planner is a financial investment. And if you are reading this, you’re likely considering if it’s worth it or not. I promise you, it is. Rebecca presented us with only the-best-of-the-bes... Read more

    Natasha

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  • Rebecca and her team were amazing! She gave us so many great resources for our wedding and was such a life saver! We put together a wedding in 2 months and she made it flawless! We didn't have to worry about a thing before, during, or after the wedding. We would recommend her to anyone!

    Allison

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  • My husband and I could not have been happier to have hired Rebecca as our week of Wedding Coordinator. It was an incredible relief to know that someone else had our vision of the day and was there to make everything happen. Rebecca is not only an incredible wedding planner, but an awesome person too! She's warm and understanding and got me excited about all of my ideas for our fun outdoor Camp Wedding! Even though she was only our week of coordinator, she kept in touch through the months leading up to the wedding to make sure we had all the vendors and ideas we needed. She even recommended the perfect vendor for my half diy / half designed flowers I wanted! The week of the wedding she got in contact with all of our vendors and I was able to step away from the constant calls/emails I had leading up to the wedding. She ran our rehearsal Friday night, which was definitely more than we could have handled. On the day of the wedding I actually felt I could step away and not leave my cabin wh... Read more

    Emily

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  • Having Rebecca and her team as our day of coordinator was the best decision ever! Leading up to our day, she was so helpful and reassuring. She checked in every so often making sure we were on track, lending advice, and giving us great recommendations for other vendors. She always made time to talk and reassure me that the day was going to be perfect. On the actual day of, I was so incredibly calm and stress free and I think it truly is all because of Rebecca. She diffused every possible issue, kept us at our timeline and made sure that everything went exactly how we wanted it to go! Her calm and kind demeanor truly put me, my husband and our mothers at ease. Thank you Rebecca!

    EMILY

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  • Rebecca is wonderful. We used her services to coordinate our wedding day, and are so glad we did. Everything was perfect, I highly recommend her!

    Ashley

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  • Like everyone else, hiring Rebecca was the best decision we made. My husband and I hired Rebecca for day of coordination for our wedding. She was SO on top of it! I didn't have to think the day of my wedding, which is what I wanted - I just wanted to enjoy every minute and I was able to do that with Rebecca managing all the details. Additionally, she provided suggestions, vendor recommendations and thoughtful coordination leading up to the big day. Both families agreed it was the best money spent during the wedding. If you're on the fence, do yourself a favor and hire Rebecca. My only regret was to not have her as my full time planner! She made the day so enjoyable.

    Maggie

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  • Hiring Rebecca as our wedding planner was the best decision we made in our wedding planning! With a short engagement of only 4 months, and living a state away from where the wedding was taking place, having Rebecca was such a blessing! She helped us with every detail, from vendor management, to making our day-of timeline, to finding and ordering us the perfect root beer favors. Her idea of creating a boxwood backdrop draped with a floral garland from our florist Spring Sweet was the hit of the reception! As someone who gets stressed out and nervous very easily, I was of course worried about the execution of my wedding day. But knowing Rebecca was there all day to field any questions and deal with any last minute issues, I was able to relax and completely enjoy the day with my family, friends, and husband. Ideal Events & Design made my wedding day as seamless as possible and I cannot be more thankful to Rebecca and her team!!

    Ruth

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  • Hiring Rebecca for my daughter's wedding was the best decision. Rebecca is made for this job. She is the definition of what the perfect wedding planner should be. She exceeded my/our expectations. I cannot even imagine going through this planning process without her. Neither could I imagine the wedding day without her. The men would definitely agree. Thanks to Rebecca, my daughter and I are even closer now than before the wedding. She took all the stress away and made this a treasured experience and memory.

    Anna

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  • Deciding to have Rebecca be our wedding planner was the best decision we made when we got engaged--the entire process from start to finish was so much more enjoyable because of her expertise and experience which gave us such great confidence in her and allowed us to completely enjoy that time. On the day of the wedding, I was completely at ease about every detail and every moment because I knew Rebecca had the whole day planned out and every situation handled. She is truly a professional who loves what she does and we love her for it! Can't imagine planning this wedding without her.

    Ashley

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  • Quite simply it was the best money that we could have spent. Rebecca was instrumental in creating our timeline, coordinating with multiple vendors, facilitating our rehearsal and creating a fun, relaxed and stress-free wedding weekend. Rebecca also created our programs and escort cards and they were beautiful! We really could not have pulled it off without her!

    Amanda

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  • Rebecca of Ideal Events & Design was absolutely wonderful. I booked her for day of coordination services but she helped guide me through many of the planning details in the 2 months leading up to the day of the wedding. She was great about responding to any inquiry and she helped me brainstorm DIY options for venue decor. I would highly recommend her for any event. In addition to her eye for detail and her professionalism she was immediately welcoming and supportive. Not to mention how she handled a last minute flower crisis on the morning of the wedding by simply saying "Let's do this"! Rebecca truly allowed me to enjoy the entire wedding experience without a moment of worry or anxiety. If you're on the fence about hiring a coordinator it is completely worth the investment and Ideal Events & Design is a great choice.

    Jane

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  • We live in Illinois and used Rebecca at Ideal Events and Design to plan our daughter's wedding in Michigan. She and her team were so helpful, especially as a liaison between us and the various Michigan vendors. We wouldn't have changed a thing in the wedding or the reception! Thanks, Rebecca!!

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