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Planner in Sarasota, FL,
(941) 315-8212
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    Kiki

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  • Jennifer Matteo Event Planning exceeded my expectations beyond belief! I hired Jennifer and her team with their partial planning package a year and a half before my wedding, after following her beautiful, one-of-a-kind work on instagram. Since that day, although my wedding was so far away, Jennifer was so attentive and responsive to my every question - and I sure did have a lot of them! I had so many thoughts of what I wanted my wedding to look like, but couldn't quite solidify them in words or on paper...and that's where Jennifer came in. It's almost as if she could truly read my mind and create exactly what I was thinking, but better! She meticulously helped create a more beautiful wedding than my husband and I even imagined. She was truly there for us every step of the way, even if it was just for a moment to calm me down when I had a "panic" moment about something. I did want to be a part of planning my wedding, so her partial package was perfect for me! Jennifer helped so much wit... Read more

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    Aww Kiki! You are just the best, I mean it!! We had a long planning process together, and I loved every minute! You and Alex are an amazing couple - and I am so thankful to have gotten to know you and be part of your wedding day! Please plan a party or baby shower maybe? :-) - we are in!!!

    Andi Evers

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  • Working with JMEP was so incredible. We knew we were in great hands from the first meeting with her! She helped find the best vendors, decor, setup, everything for our big day! I honestly believe our wedding day wouldn't have gone nearly as well as it did if it would have been for Jennifer and her team. We weren't concerned about last minute changes or hiccups that arose, because we knew we were in great hands and having Jennifer on our team everything would be perfect. And it was and we knew that JMEP worked so hard to make sure that every tiny detail our of big day would come together. We are eternally grateful for all of their hard work and would easily recommend her and her team to anyone needing help planning a special event! We can't thank her and her team enough for all the time and effort they put into our wedding!

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    Thank you so much for all the sweet words! I had a great time working with you, and getting to know your family! Your Mote Marine wedding was perfect - and I wish you guys a lifetime of love!

    Allison Fox

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  • Hire Jennifer Matteo Event Planning, you won’t regret it! Jennifer called me right away after my first email to get some info on her services. As soon as we started speaking, I could tell she already cared about my wedding and my vision. Jen is the perfect mix of traditional, modern and she wants every wedding to different, which is exactly what I wanted! We used her full planning service and it was worth every penny. She connected us with the best and right vendors, handled our room blocks, directed the design, and kept us in budget! If you need her she’s there. She went with us to all of our appointments and even went with me to pick out bridesmaid dresses. We had a pretty large hiccup with our reception band a couple months before the big day and she handled the situation with ease and grace. And to top it off, she went above and beyond the week and day of! She checked on me multiple times the week of the wedding to make sure I was feeling ok. Jen and her team were on site the ... Read more

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    Thank you Allison!! It's kinda odd not texting and chatting with you - not gonna lie!! I had so much fun planning your wedding, THANK YOU for trusting the process and the vision that we shared! It was a PARTY, I am sure your guests will be talking about it for years to come! Congratulations to you and Matt!!

    Laurie Floyd

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  • From the moment I reached out to Jennifer until the wedding and even afterwards she was very responsive! When we finally met it was like we've known each other forever! She understood what I wanted and everything was perfect all we had to do is show up! Her husband Matt was very instrumental and performed the perfect ceremony.

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    Thank you so much Laurie!! You were an absolute dream to work with and I just loved planning your sweet wedding on the sand!

    Cait

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  • From day one-Jennifer was all in. She met me for coffee for a quick consult and her down to Earth personality and professional demeanor sealed the deal for me. Jennifer was fantastic to work with and helped bring my dream Pinterest wedding come to life. Rest assured, working with Jennifer for your wedding means tons of personal touches added to your big day and an incredible network of florists, bakers, and decor companies that love working with her. I can't recommend her enough.

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    Thank you so much Cait!! You and Ben were amazing to work with, thank you for trusting me to be a part of your day!!! I loved each and every detail, especially how in love you guys are!!! XOXO!!

    Linda Mills

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  • We celebrated our wedding in February in Sarasota and I couldn’t have imagined having to plan this day without Jennifer’s help! She did an extraordinary job not only planning and communicating, but especially with the little details. We received COUNTLESS compliments from our guests and everything worked out flawlessly!! The wedding planning process was not always an easy task as we live in Europe, which made some things a little more tricky. Jennifer did everything she could to help out with every single issue we ran into. Needless to say, she is extremely organized and efficient, which is exactly what you should be looking for in the person planning your wedding!!

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    Hello from Sunny Florida Linda!! Thank you so much - you and your family were just the sweetest, and I LOVED working with you!!! I am so glad your guests had a great time and enjoyed the Florida Sunshine!!!

    Karina Concepcion

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  • Where to even begin and put in words how incredibly talented Jennifer and her entire team are, we could not have pulled off our wedding without their guidance, vision and flawless execution! HIRE HER, she's worth every penny and then some. It's hard to believe I'm sitting here writing this, as I was the one scouring at reviews a few weeks after getting engaged back in October of 2017 and so glad I was able to find Jennifer! Being a working professional, who travels a lot for work and my entire family is in New Jersey/New York (I currently live in Tampa, FL) I knew I needed some help planning my "destination" wedding in Palmetto, FL. From the second I reached out; Jennifer called me within the hour and being from the NE herself I instantly clicked. I knew she meant business but also felt like I was talking to one of my friends. I wasn't sure if I should book full planning, as I had a budget I was trying to stay within, and let me tell you...if you can afford it there's no other way... Read more

    K Thompson

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  • We hired Jennifer Matteo and her team to help us coordinate our wedding day, and we could not be more grateful that we did! The team was extremely detail-oriented, friendly, proactive and efficient, and made our wedding day stress-free. We were lucky to have Brittany from the JEMP team as our lead coordinator on our wedding day, and we truly adored her - she was so kind yet firm and executed our wedding day vision to perfection. Donna from JEMP also assisted Brittany, and she was so lovely, even helping fix the dress of a guest that ripped open! We would highly recommend hiring Jennifer Matteo and her team for all of your wedding needs.

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    Thank you so much for your lovely note! Brittany adored you and was so thankful to get to know you and your family! Wishing you so so much happiness!!!

    Meredith Headings

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  • Jennifer was the best decision I made besides saying "YES" to marry my husband. Jennifer (and the lovely Ryann) are efficient, direct and thorough. Not only does she have an army of resources, but she is to-the-point and a fantastic advocate for her clients!! When our venue CLOSED (about 2 months out from the wedding!!!) she immediately had options and solutions ready-to-go. She is worth every penny and then some. If you want someone you can trust, someone to make decisions and take the worry out of your day..... hire JMEP.

    Laura

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  • I was so excited to plan my dream wedding in Siesta Key, but worried about how everything would come together since I’m from out of town. Jennifer Matteo and her team immediately put me at ease. They are extremely responsive, detail oriented and had fantastic ideas to make everything I wanted happen. Even though I only had one long weekend in FL for vendor and planning meetings, the day of our wedding went more smoothly and looked more amazing than I could have imagined. Somehow Jennifer completely understood my style and every detail she and her team added looked perfect. She even turned a last minute decision to add ceremony and reception tents to our outdoor venue into something magical with incredible lighting and drapery that she thought of on the fly. Couldn’t recommend Jennifer and her team more highly!

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    Aww thank you so much Laura!! You guys were so much fun to plan and style for - and I ADORED your romantic beach wedding!! Thank you so much for the kind words, you guys are the best!!

    Marisa

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  • Jennifer's team went above and beyond to make every detail of my wedding day perfect. When my out of town bridesmaids and family couldn't make it to my final dress fitting, she sent her assistant to be with me to learn how to bustle my dress. When the pre-arranged babysitter for kids at the wedding fell through, she helped find a solution. Her team was so responsive and kind! I'm so grateful that I found JMEP, because they allowed me to stop worrying about the details and watch everything fall into place on my special day!

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    You are just the best! Thank you so much - it was truly a pleasure! I cannot wait for all the photos!!! Best wishes for your first holiday season as a Mrs.!

    Amanda

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  • Look no further.... seriously!! I was hesitant about hiring a wedding planner because I am very detail oriented and knew what I wanted, but I'm so glad I hired Jennifer and team. I interviewed about 18 different planners before deciding that I felt comfortable Jennifer understood what I wanted and would make sure to put any fears at ease. I emailed Jennifer with tons of questions and she answered all of them, and quickly. We had multiple meetings and she seemed to be able to help communicate with vendors exactly what my crazy vision was. One of the most common pieces of advise that I heard throughout the process was "something will go wrong, just know that your wedding will still be perfect." I seriously don't know what anyone was talking about because of Jennifer and team the day was PERFECT! I can't thank the team at JMEP enough for making our day exactly what I wanted. Do yourself a favor, and hire her. Don't just do day of either... you will find that you need her a lot more ... Read more

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    Oh my gosh - you are just too sweet!! You were so lovely to work with, and I am so thankful for all your organization!! You were a stunning bride, and I loved planning your perfect day!!

    Casey O'guinn

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  • Where to begin!!! We hired JMEP for full wedding planning right when we got engaged – apx. 1.5 years before our wedding day. Jennifer and her team were in the weeds for us planning every detail of our dream wedding for 18 months. My (now husband!) and I moved through 3 different states throughout the process of planning our Florida destination wedding (which included 125 guests from 17 different states). Jennifer and her team were incredible. Each time I made a trip to Florida, Jennifer worked with my schedule to setup as many vendor meetings as possible to utilize the face-to-face time when possible, and we supplemented that with phone calls when necessary… and I’m not even going to begin to count how many emails that were exchanged. I think it’s important to say that I don’t have a design eye – nor did I have a big vision for what I wanted on my wedding day. I was not the little girl who had been dreaming about the color schemes for her wedding, and I didn’t get very ex... Read more

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    Oh Casey!!! You are just too sweet - I LOVED planning with you and miss our emails, chats and conversations about all the little details! I am so in love with your Florida Vintage vibe - and thank you so much for trusting JMEP to bring your vision to life!!

    sabina

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  • Have you thought about engaging a wedding planner? Do you know what they do? What you can expect? I certainly did not. Hi. We just had a beautiful wedding for my son and our new daughter-in-law this past Saturday, August 11th. We planned and executed within 2 months! I am super organized (I think) having excel sheets for different category, folder for each vendor, etc. You get the picture. So, when I was recommended a wedding planner, I considered it thinking I do not need it. I engaged Jennifer Mateo @ Jennifer Mateo Event Planning in Sarasota FL for a 30-day plan package. Best investment I made for my sanity, mental health, and outcome. I calculated my time and I realized it was a huge saving having Jennifer. Jennifer and her team orchestrated all vendors for the wedding day, including minute by minute agenda for the wedding. You can be free, just worry about getting ready on the wedding day! Jennifer facilitated communication between a lead for the venue so sitting,... Read more

    Nathaly

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  • When we approached Jennifer, we were three weeks away from our Indian wedding. Our initial wedding planner had bailed on us and left us high and dry. We found out about Jennifer and went to meet her. We explained to her about our situation and although she was not obligated to plan our wedding, she did so gladly. Our wedding planner before Jennifer had done absolutely nothing to help in the planning of our wedding. Jennifer took the bull by the horns and started organizing the daunting task ahead of her. We met Jennifer regularly three times during those three weeks and every time, it seemed that we were closer to pulling the wedding off without a hitch. We had two wedding ceremonies on two different days. The first day was our Indian Ceremony at the Tampa Gurdwara with a lunch afterwards. The second day was the church wedding along with the reception and other traditions we wanted to incorporate. Jennifer handled everything from the wedding procession, timeline, church rehearsal an... Read more

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    Aww you are too much, it was a true pleasure working with you and getting to know both you and your families! Each wedding is always fun to be a part of, but you guys really won my hearts with your love for one another, and living life!!

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