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Planner in Charlevoix, MI,
(231) 547-5061
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  • 18 Reviews


    Rebecca Johnson

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  • Kris and her team have helped us with two family weddings. Both of them were wonderful! Kris is very knowledgeable and can quickly resolve any issues that arise, so you can enjoy your special day. She knows the vendors in the area and works well with them. She’s friendly and fairly priced and I highly recommend her!

    Julie Holder

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  • I hired Kris and Merry Makers to do the planning for our daughter's wedding last August and it was a wonderful experience. Kris is incredibly responsive, knowledgable, professional and works well with all your vendors. She took care of things I thought I'd have to take care of myself. The wedding day ran flawlessly and on time. I had worked with a younger planner for my first daughter's wedding and there was no comparison between the two. Kris's team was flawless in execution so that my daughter and I only had to worry about enjoying her wedding day. I would highly recommend.

    Dan W

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  • Kris from MerryMakers is an absolute DREAM! You will have a ton of planning options for your Northern Michigan wedding but I guarantee you will not find one with (1) as much experience (2) a better network of vendors (3) a cooler head/better attitude (4) at a better price. The one example I can share to prove this is we had an outdoor wedding at Double K Estate and it rained nonstop for 6 days straight prior & during our wedding. Kris (and her team of 4 people AND her husband!) showed up early and executed a perfect plan B plan that ended up being even more intimate, amazing and a more reasonable price when compared to some other vendors in the area. In addition to the above example, Kris knows more service providers than hairs on your head (shout out to Brooke N The Nice Things band from Chicago! Who knew they'd travel to Petoskey and rock the house!) ... Kris did! In addition to her vendor recommendations, she also cultivates incredible working relationships with all of them... Read more

    Taylor

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  • We hired Kris as our wedding planner for our Walloon Lake Country Club wedding and couldn't be happier that we did! She provided the perfect amount of guidance, expertise, and flexibility that we were looking for. We had a two year engagement and wanted to work with someone who could help us throughout our extended planning period and work with our timeline. It was important to us to hire a planner from Northern Michigan as we live in metro Detroit and wanted someone local to help us. Kris has been in the industry in Northern Michigan for most of her life and personally knows just about every vendor we worked with. She had many suggestions and always had answers to our questions, but also was careful to let us make our own decisions about which vendors we wanted to hire. She worked with us to create our perfect day, exactly how we had envisioned it. Her experience in the industry and familiarity with our venue and vendors was unbelievably helpful for figuring out all of the day of logi... Read more

    Mary

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  • Kris and Katie made our daughter’s wedding everything she hoped it would be. The challenge was to transform an old town hall into a romantic, beautiful space and they did! Kris and Amy Kate Designs and Sweetseats Chair Covers worked magic. Katie graciously handled every moment at the reception perfectly so I could just enjoy it. Kris’s attention to detail and her clear communication kept us and every vendor in the loop. I could talk to her about concern.

    Katie H

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  • MerryMakers is exactly what you are looking for in a wedding planning team!! Working with Kris was an absolute pleasure and I felt like I was in the very best hands from start to finish. Kris has so much experience and can put the perfect words to your wedding vision. She was always responsive and professional- but made me feel heard, understood and taken care of all the while. Kris was able to answer every one of my questions along the way and had so many thoughtful, creative ideas as we put our wedding together - she was organized, so much fun to work with, and incredibly kind and thoughtful. Kris and Heather made our wedding magical vision a reality, despite very unexpected circumstances. I am forever grateful Kris and Heather (for everything) - I can't recommend MerryMakers strongly enough!

    Laurie

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  • I hired Merry Makers 5 months before our daughter's wedding anticipating that I would have final questions along the way as well as need and want someone 'hands on' for our weekend. We had our venue and vendors selected, but Kris and her team helped with several questions and contacts down the final stretch. Their services from rehearsal on Friday through our service and reception on Saturday gave us total peace of mind for our busy weekend, and we enjoyed our time with family and friends. Kris will do as much or as little as you want for your celebration and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend them!

    Lisa

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  • Kris and her entire team exceeded our expectations in every way.

    Mary

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  • Highly recommend Kris at MerryMakers! She is a total professional with lots of experience and excellent resources. Her vendor recommendations were spot on for the wedding our daughter envisioned, and she worked within our budget. The wedding and reception were flawless. With Kris minding all of the details (so many!), we were able to truly enjoy the day and our loved ones. We are so grateful!

    Alison

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  • I absolutely loved working with Kris and Merry Makers on our wedding. She was very attentive to my needs and made the overall process a pleasant experience. I couldn't imagine planning and executing the day without her help and services. I would highly recommend working with Merry Makers to anyone planning an event or wedding. I honestly can say, not only did the day turn out beautifully, but I feel like I gained a friend in the process.

    lauren

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  • Kris went above and beyond to make our wedding unique, fabulous, and stress free! We were at a venue that had never had a wedding before and she jumped right in and figured out seating, tables, electrical, tents etc. I knew Kris had me covered no matter what the weather or any other situations that might arise! Nice to focus on the fun stuff, while she focused on everything else!

    Jim

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  • We hired Kris to provide recommendations for our wedding and provide day-of support. She was nothing short of awesome. Her recommendations were all great and made our day wonderful. She tied up many loose ends for us and kept the day relatively stress-free for everyone. There was no way we could have enjoyed the day as much as we did if we did not have her and we can't thank her enough. Would highly recommend for anyone planning a wedding in the area.

    Ginny

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  • Highly Recommend Merry Makers because not only is Kris professional, incredible, turns a yard, barn, venue into a master piece, but her staff is also talented. When you arrive at an event that Kris and her staff have created you first thoughts are "wow"! Every detail thought out perfectly and professionally dressed up staff to greet you!

    Sharon

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  • We contracted with MerryMakers for coordination services for our daughter's wedding at Bay Harbor Village Hotel (6-10-17). I cannot say enough about the exceptional services Kris, owner, provided throughout the planning process. We were rather late in contracting with MerryMakers, realizing just 9 weeks prior to the wedding that we needed someone to pull together all the details that were becoming overwhelming and just too much for us to orchestrate on our own. Kris stepped in, read through all our contracts and planning logs, and was able to immediately address the remaining needs. She set our minds at ease, assuring us that the day would unfold just as we had hoped. Kris' professional relationships with local vendors, in-depth knowledge of options to consider for turning a tent into a beautiful "outdoor ballroom", insight as to how to meet the needs of guests throughout the day, and capacity to design a wedding weekend itinerary (time schedule) with such amazing detail that everyone ... Read more

    Kathy

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  • When I began planning my daughter's wedding I thought I could do it on my own. Then I realized it was a lot of work. I found MerrryMakers website and gave Kris a call. The first conversation I had with Kris we talked closed to an hour. I knew from that moment I found our wedding planner. She was so helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process. We relied on her during the rehearsal and the wedding day. Kris and her staff took care of EVERYTHING the day of the wedding! All we had to do was show up and enjoy the moment!

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