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Planner in Sarasota, FL,
(941) 315-8212
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    Geoff Cowan

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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!

    Aarial Ferguon-Henderson

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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 Valenti

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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 Colleen

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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!!!

    Caroline Hall

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  • Planning a Florida wedding from with , I knew I wanted to work with a day-of planner from the start! My venue highly recommended Jennifer Matteo Event Planning - and after working with their team, I know why! The entire team was super helpful with all of my little questions leading up to the day-of and I couldn't have had such a perfect day without their help! We primarily worked with Ryann the day-of, and she took all of my notes and executed everything perfectly - I was seriously so happy and grateful to have her help! She took all of the stress right out of the day and was super professional. All of our bridal party and family noticed how great she and Brittany were the entire day (and rehearsal)! All brides (whether planning from afar or not) should most definitely work with Jennifer Matteo and her team to make their dreams come to life!

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    Wow! Thank you so much, your kind words really made my day! I adore my team, and you certainly had the best with Ryan and Brittany!!! We were so happy to work with you, and wish you the BEST!!!

    Rachel

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  • Thank you to Jennifer and her team for the most beautiful wedding at Selby Gardens! She was readily available during every single step of the planning process and made the wedding of our dreams a reality. I cannot thank Brittany and Kristen enough for making sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day! You all are amazing at what you do!

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    Thank you Rachel!!! Your wedding was a DREAM and I am so thankful to have been a part of it!! Brittany and Kristin cannot stop raving about how sweet you are and how much fun everyone had!

    Lynn

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  • We can't say enough about Jennifer Matteo, Ryann, Jillian and the rest of her team. From the start Jennifer was accommodating, flexible, generous with her time, and oozed expertise. When you're planning a wedding, having someone who always answers an email almost immediately is a treasure. During the planning, Jennifer put up with all my OCD and neurotic worrying with a patience I wouldn't have shown. She had everything under control--it's just difficult for me to relinquish control, but she was completely understanding. From the beginning her sense of style guided our decisions and helped my daughter's vague vision become a reality. It was also wonderful when you told other vendors who your planner was and they smiled and sighed in relief--" She and her team are the best. They will take care of everything" was what we heard. On the day of the wedding, I turned (just a few times ) into Momzilla with more obsessing and worrying--but Ryann never faltered. She was the epitome of calm and... Read more

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    LYNN!!! You are too much - so sweet, quirky and cute (just like you!!!) I had a ball getting to know you and your family and Ry and Jillian raved about how beautiful the day, and Angela were!!!!! I heard you have some killer dance moves too...by the way!!! Call me soon, miss our chats!!!

    Alex Miller

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  • Jennifer and her team created the perfect wedding for us. I could go into detail but what's the point, she's the best, don't think twice. Hire her!

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    You guys are the best! You for sure get the award for the coooooolest couple in town!!!! I was JUST talking about your beautiful wedding today, and I am so glad I got to know you! XOXO!!!

    Megan Schoch

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  • We hired JMEP to help us coordinate our destination wedding in Sarasota and we could not be more grateful that we did! I was worried about how everything would come together since I’m from out of state but Jennifer and her team put me at ease throughout the entire process. We used her full planning service and it was worth every penny. She connected us with the best and right vendors, designed our stationery, handled our room blocks, organized vendor details, directed the design, and helped us with any issues that we ran into along the way. Jennifer was always so friendly and patient all while dealing with my constant emails, OCD tendencies, and neurotic worrying. Jen and her team were always extremely responsive to emails and always willing to jump on a phone call or meet in person when we were in town. Their attention to detail and amazing sense of style are the reason that our day was so perfect! We have received countless compliments on how amazing our wedding was, specifically o... Read more

    Taylor Meng

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  • We can’t thank Jennifer and her incredible team enough for all of their help throughout our wedding planning process! My husband and I knew from the beginning that we wanted want to do a destination wedding down in Florida on the beach. But with us living in Iowa, and not knowing reputable vendors, it was adding unneeded stress to the planning process. I started to do some research on wedding planners in the area, and came across JMEP. From the initial consultation to the final days leading up to our wedding, Jennifer and her team were nothing short of amazing! They were beyond attentive, efficient in every way, and truly allowed us to soak in every moment of our special day. Ryann and Jillian were our planners on the day of our wedding, and they were the best! There are honestly not enough words to describe how appreciative we are for all of their hard work and for helping us create the best day of our lives!

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    You are just the best! Jillian and Ryann could barely stop talking about how great you and your family were - and how lovely everything was! I cannot wait to see photos!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and congratulations!!!

    Christina Mary Majeed

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  • Amazing! My friends and family could not stop talking about how beautiful my wedding was. Jennifer Matteo is incredibly detailed and has FANTASTIC style. She can take your vision, execute it perfectly and even take it up a notch. I'm very detail oriented, can be demanding, and have a bend towards the nicer things. Jennifer will not disappoint. Go with her if you want a wedding your guests won't stop raving about.

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    Aww I love your bend...I have one too!!! Love you to death, and so so happy for you guys!!! I am sure you are still floating through life and re-living your perfect day!! XOXO!

    Wang

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  • Our wedding went extremely smoothly thanks to Jennifer! She spent time with us before the wedding to make sure she understood how we wanted everything to go and reminded us of things we had to do before the wedding. We didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding because her team had everything under control, so we could spend our time enjoying our family and friends, while still staying on our timeline. Our vendors had a few hiccups during the wedding and Jennifer was quick to handle the situation and adjust the event smoothly. She is extremely friendly and professional but knows how to handle business! Very reasonable pricing and something to fit everyone's budget. One thing to remember - Jennifer has discounts with a bunch of local vendors so her pricing pays for itself! We loved Jennifer and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any of our friends!

    Jaeda Bray

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  • Jennifer was definitely top notch at designing our wedding! We had so many compliments on how we’ve had the prettiest wedding, best food, best service, best dj etc. you will be in great hands if you are looking to sweep your guests off their feet! Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and everything we envisioned. Jennifer came to every vendor meeting and she was never late! All of her preferred vendors spoke highly of her-which was very comforting. She always replied to messages in a timely fashion and was flexible when it came to arranging meetings. We hired Jennifer and her team as a partial planner. We’ve worked with her for a little over a year and we had a few downsides. We felt her skills lacked when it came to the planning part. We followed her direction every step of the way but somehow still had issues arise week-4 months before the wedding. It actually became very stressful to plan and stay organized. We think this was due to their lack of taking notes, staying orga... Read more

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    Jaeda and John - First of all Congratulations on a beautiful wedding day, and I'm sure an even more beautiful life together! I am a little confused in regards to your comments to be honest - due to A LOT of issues with your venue and floral team (due to staffing changes) I feel that I personally went above and beyond to attend additional meetings, discount JMEP inventory items and attend to all your guests needs. I was personally on site with Jillian for your wedding and can attest that we were in black jump suits/ pants or a dress for your wedding. We are not able to dress in a semi-formal fashion, as we are running around for 12-16 hours to bring all the details together. I totally wish we had the time to put on make up, dress up and be more formal - but that is just not reality. To speak to the issue with seating. We had place cards placed on a table in your cocktail hour as well as a very large sign for people to find their seats. I have never had it be an issue that those two items were not enough - but when we realized your guests did not look for their seats - we went around to each guest and table and made sure they found their seats. There were a few additional guests who did not have a listing on the guest list that you provided - and we got seats for them as well and made sure they had a place to enjoy dinner. I checked in with you both - as well as your family throughout the night to make sure there was nothing that you needed, and nothing additional was ever mentioned. We created a custom cake swing for you - per your vision to display the cake, provided a sizable discount on your ceremony arbor and I was personally on site to manage all vendors. In regards to budget - your package did not include budget management but I did work to get you discounts with both your florist and the decor company - which we were able to get. With Partial Planning my job is to present you with options of all different price points, so you can make the decision of what you want. We were going to use a more expensive charger, but decided to use one that was a lesser cost (but still lovely), we changed the design of your tables to amend floral costs and I even negotiated with the Valet company (which I don't think you even know happened). I am genuinely surprised, and a little hurt to be honest that your review is your take away from your JMEP wedding planning experience. All I want for all my clients is to have an amazing wedding planning process and an even more amazing wedding day - I am sorry you do not feel that we delivered for you. I would be happy to discuss this in more detail - as always, call me anytime. -Jennifer
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