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Planner in Sarasota, FL,

Jennifer Matteo Event Planning

1735 Fruitville Rd Suite B
Sarasota, FL, FL
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(941) 315-8212
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  • 105 Reviews


    Alexa K.

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  • JMEP is the wedding planning service that every bride NEEDS in their wedding planning process. Not only is Jenn a true lady boss, she has a fine eye for details, as does everyone on her team. I truly felt like I had another group of friends planning my wedding with me. I hired Jenn over a year before my wedding and no matter how far out our date was, she always responded to emails quickly and helped with whatever I needed. She was a buffer between me and my mother at times (everyone needs that at some point), she put me in touch with the best vendors, and she made my wedding vision become a reality. She made sure everything went according to schedule the day of, and even our guests said that she made the day better! I would 100% recommend AT LEAST her partial planning package, but full planning is really the ticket, as is her Bridal Concierge program. I would book Jenn for every event I have for the rest of my life and would recommend her 10 times over! Best planner and person EVER! Go... Read more

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    You are such a sweetie!!!! Adore you and I am so thankful to know you!!! I will wait for a baby shower inquiry :-) Love you babe!!!

    Christine D.

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  • Jenn and her team are amazing! We had an absolutely perfect wedding day and we couldn’t have done it without them. From the first phone call to cleanup after the wedding, they were there to take care of all the small details, answer questions, help guests and our family, and so much more. Special shout out to Jenn, Ana and Haley who were on site for the big day - thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! You were wonderful and made our day stress free. We received many compliments from family and friends on your professionalism and can’t thank you enough! Blake and I would 100% recommend Jenn and her team to anyone planning a wedding.

    Rebecca D.

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  • Jennifer and her team were an absolute dream to work with for our destination wedding. Ours was a 2nd wedding, and Jen totally got the vibe of the intimate experience we wanted to create with our family and friends. She recommended great vendors to be part of the supporting cast, and executed the vision flawlessly. We were able to fully enjoy every aspect of the day without worrying about a single detail. Sincerest thanks, JMEP! Everyone who attended the wedding enjoyed the beautiful magic you and your team created for us!

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    Thank you so much Rebecca!!!! You and your family were an absolute dream to work with - always responsive and always kind!!

    Jessica A.

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  • Amazing doesn’t even come close to describing how wonderful Jennifer and her team are. When our international destination wedding had to be moved thanks to COVID I luckily found Jennifer’s page and from our first phone call I knew we would be in excellent hands. She listened to the type of wedding we wanted and had great ideas. She found us the perfect beach location and with her expertise and guidance we also landed an amazing florist, DJ and videographer for our wedding. Hiring her was the best decision and money I spent. She is worth every penny and so much more. I feel like she became a friend and on the day of the wedding I was so calm and relaxed and I know it was not only because I had zero doubts in my choice of husband but also because I knew everything would be done just right because Jennifer and her team were there. I also added the Bridal Concierge program to my package and it was also amazing! Bailey and Claire were a dream and took care of getting both the bridesmaid... Read more

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    Well aren't you the sweetest!!!! You and Colby were SUCH a fun couple to plan and design for - your unique vision really spoke to me and our design team!!! You could not be nicer, and we are lucky to now call you friends!! So, so thankful you chose JMEP!!!

    Caprice F.

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  • JMEP was exceptional. From the minute I met Jennifer and her team, I knew I would be in wonderful hands. Jennifer and her team allowed my husband and I to be guests at our wedding celebration. With her team, we were able to enjoy every special moment with our guests and no worry about anything. JMEP is worth their weight in gold. I will be hiring them again for special birthday, welcome dinner and weddings that we will have coming up in the near future. I cannot recommend JMEP enough. You will never regret choosing JMEP. Sincerely, Caprice

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    Thank you so much Caprice!!!! You were SO AMAZING to work with the whole planning process - and beyond! I think we will keep you around awhile.... :-)

    Geoff C.

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  • My career means I am dealing with events and event coordinators on most weekends. I also have had a career in Hotel Management and catering, so I observe more intently and critically than most. We all have the best intentions when we put a plan together to make sure we get from A to B as smoothly as possible while anticipating and correcting obstacles along the way. From the moment I got to my venue to the moment I left, Jennifer was there ensuring EVERY detail was taken care of. She moved around the room without anyone noticing, anticipating the needs of everyone and delivering a seamless event. The whole point of hiring an event coordinator is to hand over the responsibility with confidence and reassurance, so you can actually switch off and enjoy your guests! I highly recommend Jennifer and I wish you a seamless, enjoyable and carefree event!

    Kate

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  • My fiancé and I were supposed to get married in April, but due to covid had to postpone until next year. Jennifer has made the process super easy, since we actually live out of state as well, honestly would have probably just canceled if it wasn’t for her! I couldn’t recommend Jennifer enough, she managed to understand my very difficult vision so far and planned what what I know would have been an amazing wedding. She’s been great to work with, very detail oriented and an absolutely beautiful designer. Trust when I say she’s a need! I can’t wait until my big day next year!

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    Thank you so much Kate!! You are just the sweetest, we are here for anything you need - and cannot wait until your beautiful wedding day is here!

    Michelle J.

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  • Everyone feels the same when looking at planning a wedding. The result of using Jen was.... It's all getting done, no need to get stressed to remember things, she will. Appointments quick and easy, you won't even realize you're planning a wedding. COMPLETE TRUST IN HOW IT TURNS OUT. Jen will NOT put her name to anything that is less than fantastic. She understood what I was looking for with a few pictures and one conversation. We were getting worried we weren't going to be able to get our dream wedding planned. I stressed out more before I found Jen and started planning then I ever did actually planning it. Best choice in our planning was calling her. I now have a memory of a magical day, and the never ending compliments from friends and family.

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    Thank you so much Michelle!!!! You and John were such a dream to work with, you had a clear vision - and trusted us to execute...the PERFECT COMBO!! Congrats to you guys, and thank you again!!!

    Amanda A.

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  • I could not recommend this team of coordinators enough. Going into the wedding planning process I knew I wanted to do most things myself but I really knew nothing about weddings and knew it wasn't possible. Jennifer, Bridgette, and Bella were there for me literally at any time to get all of my questions either answered or sent to the right person, right then and there. When my thoughts and ideas were jumbled and I couldn't figure out what I wanted they were able to help me make decisions that fit our vision and our original mood board that made everything come together SO perfectly in the end. They were able to handle every detail and made everything go so smoothly. I was shocked at how relaxed I felt the day and week of the wedding! On the morning of the wedding I remember getting a picture from one of the guests that was already at the venue and I remember being in awe of how beautiful our ceremony set up looked. Straight out of pinterest. And when we got to the reception tent, my... Read more

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    You are just the sweetest!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us...we had so much fun working with you - and your wedding was one for the books!!! Everyone was on the dance floor and all the custom details you made were stunning!!!! Seriously cannot wait for photos/video!!

    Yasmin S.

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  • Jennifer and her team are the BEST. Hands down! We had been planning our wedding for over a year and then unexpectedly a global pandemic strikes only a couple months before our wedding date. I cannot imagine what rescheduling my wedding would have been like without Jennifer’s help. Trust me when I say a great wedding planner is essential!! Jennifer and her team swooped in and saved the day, contacting all my vendors for a reschedule and coordinating all the contracts. I can breathe easy knowing Jennifer and her team have my back. I’m looking forward to our postponed wedding and I’m so glad to have Jennifer by my side!

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    YOU are the sweetest!! I so appreciate you, how you so gracefully handled ALL the changes - with a smile and always a kind word. I cannot wait to celebrate your love on the NEW wedding date!

    Aarial F.

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  • Jennifer and her team are wonderful! My husband and I had a destination wedding in early January 2020. I really appreciated Jennifer's approach to working with clients: direct while supporting us throughout the planning process. We started working with her 18 months prior to our wedding and were going for a vibe rather than specific theme. My fella and I both spent our 20's as restaurant professionals and are extremely particular on food and service. Jennifer rose to the occasion and kept things simple, detailed, and relaxing for us. Here's a couple things we wanted: - Vibe: Dinner party, relaxed and focused on our guests (think Alice in Wonderland mad-hatter tea-party table) - Food & dining service: Family style meal, servers seamlessly ensuring everyone was taken care of, whole fish and whole ribeye - Style: colorful, quality, simple, purposeful - Venue: We wanted a house where we could host the wedding. We wanted our parents, siblings, and us could all stay together I'd... Read more

    Amy V.

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  • I have nothing but amazing things to say about the JMEP team! They exceeded all of my expectations. I used Jennifer and her team as a month of coordinator but she was always available and willing to answer any and all questions I had along the way. All of the vendors she recommended were amazing and easy to work with. I am an extremely detail oriented person and she made sure I had all the information I needed and responded to all of my emails almost immediately. As far as the day of, every single detail was perfect. Donnamarie and Bridgette handled everything and did it flawlessly. My guests have not stopped raving about all the details and how beautiful everything looked. The best part is I didn’t have to think about anything the day of, I had zero stress and that says a lot coming from a micromanager! Everything got delivered and done on time and executed perfectly. I cannot thank JMEP enough for such a beautiful day!

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    Thank you so much Amy!!!! I appreciate a detail oriented client, we are always happy to answer all your questions! Wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness :-)

    Amanda

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  • Jennifer and her team went above and beyond to help make my wedding day amazing. I could not have done it with out them! I would highly suggest hiring them because it was one of the best decisions I made.

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    You are too sweet! Thank you so much, I am so glad you were able to tie the knot before all the crazy started!

    Miya C.

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  • I do not even know how to begin thanking JMEP! Once we started working with Jennifer on our wedding, we were immediately impressed and asked for a second contract to have her plan our big Welcome Party for all of our guests the night before. Jennifer has literally the BEST vendors that she works with, and our wedding looked like a fairytale. I could not have envisioned a more beautiful wedding. Jennifer and her whole team are the most professional, sophisticated, trustworthy, talented, and FUN!! We asked a lot of JMEP, and they delivered each time and always exceeded our expectations. There is no review that could possibly do Jennifer justice, she is absolutely amazing at what she does, and her team is unbelievable. Thank you!!!!

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    Miya!!!! You are the sweetest (and might I add the most BEAUTIFUL bride!!!) . It was really a pleasure to work with you and plan your blush and ivory fairytale wedding - you really were a princess!!!

    Sarah F.

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  • Jennifer and her team were helpful throughout the wedding process. We utilized the essential package and it was definitely worth it! My fiancé and I planned our wedding from out of state so it was helpful to get advice from the team and know that they would be there to help us on the wedding day. We met with Jennifer and the team in person a couple times and then also chatted over the phone and on video chat to ensure we communicated everything needed for the big day. Bridgette helped us coordinate with the vendors, make our timeline, floorplan and be there to set up on the wedding day. This was a huge help to make it a stress free day for us and our family. Even with a small wedding of 45, this service was worth it to us and ensured everyone was not overloaded all being from out of town. We were also able pick from some of the inventory items which helped to avoid buying or renting things like easels, charger plates, candles, etc. The only concern we came across was a few times with ... Read more

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    Hello! Thank you so much for choosing to work with JMEP! Bridgette RAVED about the beauty of the day and we were so thankful to be a part of it! In regards to timelines, there is an email that goes out to everyone through our client portal - I am so sorry if you missed it! We will look into that moving forward to ensure that it is set up properly. CONGRATULATIONS!
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