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If I could give future brides one piece of advice it would be….HIRE SAUNDRA!!!! If I could give her more than 5 stars I would! Saundra and her team at planning forever events was the best investment I made throughout the entire wedding/engagement process. She helped coordinate/plan the wedding and was my florist too! In the service industry, they are the best I have ever worked with! Not only was Saundra a joy to work with, she was constantly on top of things, professional, and always had an answer for everything. She had great vendor recommendations as well! I have a hard time imagining and coming up with creative ideas so she was a life saver! She is great at the minor details and is prepared for any emergency you might have. Not once did I stress or have to worry about anything while planning or even on the day of the wedding. I was able to enjoy every second of it knowing I was in good hands. My wedding ceremony, reception, decorations, and flowers were more than I could have ever dreamed of! It was absolutely stunning! She nailed it! She truly went above and beyond the call of duty whether it was working around your busy schedule to meet or packing your cars up with the wedding gifts at the end of the reception. I hope one day I have the pleasure of working with planning forever events again!

courtney dauby may2014 bride
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I want to walk into the reception and say wow” that was all I could explain to you about wedding planning. boy did I ever. Saundra you guys did such an awesome job. I can’t express how amazingly attentive and professional you were. Such a great experience. I will recommend you to everyone I know. The rain was not even an issue, you made everything ok! Thank you so so much!

brandi griffin scott2013 bride
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Look nowhere else for your event planner!! They are AMAZING and took care of every single detail. They contacted every vendor and housed every contract we signed. With 450 guests in attendance, there is no way we could have pulled it off without planning forever events! I cannot say enough about them…FABULOUS, EXCELLENT, AWESOME…

lyndsay stogsdill booker2013 bride
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I just want to express my sincere appreciation for all your support to ensure that Shaun and Kelly had a perfect wedding. Everything was beautiful and it made for a wonderful day. Your attention to detail and assistance also made it possible for us to host a wonderful rehearsal dinner. Thank you again.

patty and don barr2013 parents of the groom
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I personally want to tell you that aside from marrying by best friend … having you coordinate the reception was the best decision I’ve ever made!! Thank you so much for all you did.

lisa hobgood2013 bride
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I want to thank you so much for making my wedding dreams come true. I hope to keep in touch! All my love and you were amazing. I can’t thank you enough! xoxo

kelly gallagher barr2013 bride
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Kate’s wedding day was absolutely perfect!  We felt the entire presentation had a WOW factor!  The room was beautiful, the evening flowed smoothly, and the service was outstanding,   It was so very nice to just be able to enjoy the day knowing that you were handling any all events and problems.  Many of the things that made it such a wonderful showing were ideas that you presented – the use of Kate’s logo on chart and name cards, long gold clothes on the tables, layout of room, flow of events. Thank you for being so delightful to work with during the planning, for respecting Kate’s ideas and wishes, and keeping me calm throughout the process.  You have our sincere appreciation for a job well done!  We will recommend your services to others with confidence.
cindy endress2013 mother of bride
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Saundra and Kerry from Planning Forever Events made sure that our day was nothing but PERFECT! At first I was very iffy when my mom had told me that she wanted to get me a wedding planner but in the end, I am SO happy that we went ahead with that! They are very helpful and are very reliable! Kerry was there on my wedding day and she was SO professional and SO nice and made sure that I was not stressed! I had misplaced my shoes and she even went back to our hotel room and searched for them literally 30 minutes before the wedding was starting! (even looked in the dumpster!!) I am so happy and so grateful that we were able to use them for our special day and I have told EVERYONE I know about them and about a LOT of the vendors that we used that they led us to!

taylor hall sparks2013 bride
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Saundra and her planning team were beyond wonderful. They are easy to work with, great with communication, and absolutely AMAZING at what they do. If there was anything that when wrong at our wedding, I don’t know about it and they were there to fix it.

Their décor was BEAUTIFUL and more perfect than I ever imagined! Saundra took my vision and turned it into a gorgeous reality. HIGHLY recommend! planning…forever events was the absolute BEST decision we made!!

kayla gengelbach2013 bride
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Saundra and her team did a magnificent job!!! I keep looking back at everything and wondering how a wedding that beautiful and perfect was our AMAZING wedding! We owe it all to Planning Forever Events! It was so nice because if anything I forgot that day all I had to do was call one of her staff and they had it to me right away! Saundra is the absolute best and having a wedding planner was the best money we spent during the whole wedding. You can not go wrong by hiring them. They pulled off everything I have ever dreamed of and MORE!! We really owe every amazing memory to you and your staff! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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I though our day was absolutely fabulous and everyone that I’ve talked to agreed! People told my mom that they’ve never seen Evansville Country Club looked so pretty! So thank you for all your hard work! You and Kerry were awesome! So many special little touches that we couldn’t have done with you!

megan hermann moskowitz2012 bride
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Saundra and Kerry at Planning Forever Events worked tirelessly at our HOT! June outdoor wedding. They were very professional and were willing an able to assist with any thing that we needed. My day went so smooth that I didn’t even realize what all had been done until I was walking down the aisle. It was perfect!

dana barnett saechao2012 bride
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Thank you for making our special day “perfect”.  Everything was exactly as I had planned in my head and this would not have been possible without your help. I will be happy to give you any referrals!

debra lents spindler2012 bride
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You made my day so special. After the loss of my mom I had no idea where to start or how I could plan my wedding without her. You were a blessing I will never forget!!! I’m getting teary eyed thinking about it. There are not words to express what you and your team did for us to make our wedding the most beautiful thing I ever dreamed of. You are a wonderful and gifted person and you have no idea how you impacted my family in such a tragic time. All my love and gratitude!!

sarah ahrens arbaugh2011 bride
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When my husband Travis and I got engaged, I knew I wanted to find a wedding planner to help us plan our special day. I set up a few appointments with various wedding planners in town, and met with Saundra first. After meeting her, I cancelled my other appointments because I knew right away that Saundra was a perfect match.

angie wayne2011 bride
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When my wife and I started the wonderful yet complicated journey to marriage we weren’t completely expecting to have to hire someone to plan the event. At first, as I said before, I didn’t realize how important or complicated it CAN be. However from our FIRST meeting with Saundra she did an EXCELLENT job in making us feel calm, not pressuring us to commit to her (like almost every other vendor we had already visited, photographers, caterers, etc.). This goes far for us both since we’re both pretty laid back. Their resources/services they provided were PRICELESS. I cannot say enough about how much help she provided in making recommendations on who to use. It’s not like we were forced to use a particular vendor, but she definitely knew which ones would fit our personality the best. Even the little details like, what was important to US, like offering a family friendly atmosphere at the reception, or something like having everything in the right place at the right time. There’s something to be said that I literally had NOTHING to worry about all day. I mean, I knew she was there, she didn’t pester me or anything but I knew I could go to her for anything. She even made sure my wife had her dietary needs and drinks were provided to her, and beer to me ;-). I can tell you hands down, our day, was P-E-R-F-E-C-T with many thanks to Planning Forever staff.

bradley stockholm2011 groom
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Now that we have had time to reflect on our wedding, we are overwhelmed at how utterly invaluable you were to us! We realized that we didn’t have to worry about a single thing, as you and your team had everything under control. We can honestly say that our wedding planner would scale any building for us! We wish you all the best and are looking for an opportunity to work with you again. You’re our kind of crazy and we love you for it!

kevin and sherry parma2010 couple
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We planned a multi-day, fusion (Indian/Italian) wedding from out-of-town (I live in New York, the wedding was in Kentucky) in a matter of 3 1/2 months. About half way through the process, I realized the critical need for a professional to oversee the execution of the event. Given my detail-oriented nature and the hundreds of hours I had already spent fine-tuning the event, I knew that without a coordinator in charge of the day, I would a) end up worrying about the logistics during the event and, therefore, b) not being able to enjoy the most important day of my life. My “at the time” fiance saw the immense stress I was under and immediately made the decision to hire Saundra Hadley after a rave review. By this point, I was worried that it would be too difficult to integrate Saundra because of all the ground work I had already laid. This is where I realize now that I was the most wrong and had I been foolish enough to go with that thought, may have missed out on enjoying the most important day of my life.

From the start, Saundra was professional, task-oriented and very focused. She took the time to REALLY listen. The first conversation was all about me talking and her listening. She really wanted to understand the entire picture and definitely respected how much effort had already gone into putting the event together. Then, with total confidence, she was able to roll out her plan, with full efficiency, utilizing all the wedding planning tools that she has taken years to create and that I would never have had access to. She handled everything from ensuring that each vendor had a specific timeline to work off of to providing total coordination among all these vendors as well as providing herself as a central point of contact. Also, she kept track of any items that I had (personal bridal items, picture frames that were part of the decor, favors for the guests) including gifts and cards brought by guests, etc. She helped to cue the band for dances, toasts, cake cutting and made sure everyone, including us (the bride and groom) were where they were supposed to be. She also made sure the catering staff had plated our meals so that we, as bride and groom, actually got a chance to eat (this is very rare!!) There were so many things that she caught that were either missed on my part or the vendor’s. I would go so far as to say that having her knowledge and experience was an absolute must in ensuring the success of our event.

I highly recommend Saundra Hadley in either a Wedding Planner or Wedding Day Coordinator capacity. She has the skills, experience and tools necessary to allow the bride/groom and family to take a hands off approach on the actual day(s) of the event (which is what you should do anyway….just enjoy the party!!)

priya malani2010 bride
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As a bride planning a wedding from out of town, the PFE team made sure that no stone was left unturned in both planning and executing our wedding events in June 2010. Saundra, Kerry, and Karen truly did play a crucial role in the success of our wedding. I highly recommend them for wedding or other similar events, whether full-service (which is what we did), to day-of coordination. We could not have done it without PFE, and I would not change a thing!

claire pogue kaiser2010 bride
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I was lucky enough to snag planning forever events and Saundra for Month of Planning services. Not only did she keep me on track getting all of the final details ironed out, she provided valuable vendor connections to help me get exactly what I needed for the big day. I literally had nothing to worry about on our wedding day.

Saundra and her magical team took care of EVERYTHING; from lunch to schedules to vendor coordination to gift delivery. I can’t imagine how stressed and unhinged I would have been without her services. Trust me, you don’t want your mom or cousin cleaning up after the reception and loading presents into the car at 11 PM. (And they don’t want to do it either.) Do yourself a favor, look no further and hire Saundra and her team!

kate liddle reibel2010 bride
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Claire’s wedding was absolutely fabulous! I couldn’t be more pleased. My biggest thanks to you is that with you in control, I was able to fully enjoy my daughter’s special day. You and your staff handled every last detail to perfection, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will forever sing your praises, Saundra … you’re the best!

shelley pogue 2010 mother of bride
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As the father of the bride, you have dreams of someday being able to give your daughter the perfect wedding, a fairytale . With Saundra’s vision, commitment, and hard work, I sat back and watched that perfect wedding become a reality. I felt my daughters wedding and happiness on that special day, were just as important to Saundra, as they were to me. I was allowed to only worry about one thing on my daughters wedding day, my daughter. Saundra wasn’t my daughters wedding planner, she was “my” wedding planner. Saundra makes dreams come true, for not only daddy’s girls, she makes dreams come true for daddy’s .

Thank you Saundra, and to your dream team !!

michael espenlaub2010 father of the bride
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I can’t imagine having a more creative, energetic, or dedicated person to have as a wedding professional. When our daughter got engaged, we decided to use a wedding planner.We, as a family,wanted to maximize the joy of this special time and minimize the potential stress. With Saundra we were able to achieve this. It was a beautiful, beautiful day. The execution of the planning was seamless, the vendors she recommended were fabulous and delivered their services perfectly, the decor was stunning, and a good time was had by all. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

robyn musgrave2010 mother of the bride
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Thanks again for planning the perfect party for us! WE loved everything. I’m still hearing that St. Phillips has never looked so good. I’ve even heard it was like being at a party in Hollywood. It was all because of you and helping to make our formal reception so special.

lacy wargel2010 bride
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My husband and I had done most of the “big stuff” for planning and booking everything when we were offered the chance to move across the country. Rather than cancel everything and plan a new wedding, we hired Saundra and her PFE team to help us manage the details and coordinate all the details that we couldn’t in the six months between the move and the wedding. Saundra did a wonderful job of making sure she understood our vision, style, and needs before we gave her full control over all the small decisions. I’m so glad that I decided to turn over control, because managing the stress of family, travel, graduate school midterms, and the wedding would have been too much. When we arrived to town, Saundra was great about securing us a rain plan for our outdoor ceremony and then putting it into action when it was muddy and gross outside. I could not have asked for a better or more awesome wedding. We had a great time, our family and friends had a great time, and most of our guests still maintain that it was the best wedding that they’ve been too.

maddy heine-wong2009 bride
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Saundra is professional and tons of fun! Weddings are hopefully once in a lifetime occasions so you don’t really know what needs to be done until you have planned a wedding and then it’s to late! Not only does Saundra know how to plan a wedding but she also has amazing relationships with her vendors which can really make a difference.

Saundra & her team are an amazing group. My wedding would not have been a success without her! I had an outdoor tented reception (250 guests). It rained the whole week before the wedding and there was Saundra in her wading boots doing everything she could to save the day. Then it was beautiful the day of until half way through the wedding you could hear the wind blowing and the rain hitting the windows. Saundra was outside the whole time making sure things were ok at the reception site. She took care of every last detail. The night was everything I dreamed it would be!! Saundra is a great wedding planner and if you choose her to plan your wedding not only will you have a great day but you will leave with a friend.

 

meghan mcnulty rkywalder2009 bride
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This card isn’t big enough! Thank you so much for making our day perfect. I speak for Brandon, myself and our parents when I say we couldn’t have done it without you. It is insane how many wonderful compliments we have received. I would b e more than happy to be a reference for you for prospective future clients. I’m already telling everyone I know about you! it was a pleasure to work with you!

christy and brandon hayes2009 couple
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We cannot say enough good things about Saundra and her crew….WOW – FANTASTIC- PROFESSIONAL-TERRIFIC are just a few words to describe them. They made our daughter’s wedding day the best it could be. We could actaully enjoy the day and be a part of all the special moments because we had Saundra there to take care of all the thousand little things that need to be taken care of that day. We had no worries at all. During the whole planning stage, she was right on top of it all. We had a question, she had the answer. If you are considering using Saundra and her service, don’t hesitate at all…..do it !!!! They are the best and will make sure your special day is all it can be and then some. Thanks Saundra and Planning Forever Events !!!!!

cindy and keith nicholson2009 parents of bride
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What can I say? You took Sarah’s wedding dreams and turned them into realities…. and kept Bill and I happy by watching the budget! Working with you exceeded every expectation I had and it was truly a wonderful experience. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

dee mcdonald2008 mother of the bride
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! We certainly couldn’t have had such a beautiful day without your help. Everything seemed to flow so well. Several guests commented it was the best time they ever had at a wedding. Please use my name as a reference if you like.

rachel monarch2008 mother of bride
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Words cannot express just how much our family enjoyed our time together during Jessica and Brady’s wedding. One minute you feel like family and the next minute you are gone! Kind of like an angel… You have a very special gift, the kind that we all pray for. Thanks for sharing it with our crazy family.

joe and vicki mills2008 parents of bride
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Thank you for everything you have done with our wedding. Your help  and creativity ahs made this wedding everything Dan an I could have wanted. Thanks again!

dan and sarah freeman2008 couple
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Thank you so very much for everything you did to make sure that our wedding was a complete success. You are truly talented and went way beyond all expectations! Hope to see you again!

jessica and brady mckinley2008 couple
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It has been wonderful working with you for the past year. You have made my dream wedding come true! So, I can’t thank you enough. You were awesome at helping me get things done while I was at school and awesome at helping me get my ideas on paper and then into reality. Thanks for dealing with stress and many changes. For everything I thank you and will miss you!

natalie and rod blaylock2008 couple
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You made my dream wedding! Without you I would have been lost in every way! Thanks for everything! I love you!

lindsey glisson taylor2008 bride
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Thank you so much for all the planning and preparation you’ve done leading up to our wedding. I could not be happier with the way things have turned out. Nothing would’ve went as smoothly without you!

kristin gross duke2007 bride
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Thank you again for making Brittany’s wedding day everything she had hoped it would be. Your attention to detail was very impressive and your extra efforts with the special touches will be memories that last a lifetime. I know you tried very hard to impress me and you did more than I can express. Best wishes in the future.

mark burris2007 father of bride
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Thank you so, so, so much for all your hard work and dedication to make our wedding so wonderful. It was such a great day and one that we will never forget. You made the entire wedding planing fun and easy going. I can’t thank you enough!

brittany burris lear 2007 bride
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Ryan and I would like to thank you for all you did to make our wedding everything we hoped it would be.  You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with great resources and ideas.

laurel and ryan ward2006 couple
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Courage under fire! Thank you for your spectacular direction and execution at Kelsey’s wedding. You did a fantastic job while keeping all of us calm. There is no more special day in our life than her wedding and you helped turn it around under extra-ordinary conditions. Thank you for everything.

kirk kirkpatrick2006 father of bride
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Jamey and I wanted to thank you for coordinating our special day. We think it was the best money we spent. Even our vendors thought you were wonderful and told us they would recommend you to other brides. Thank you for allowing us to have peace of mind in order to enjoy our day and each other.

kim and jamey carroll2004 couple
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Joe and I just wanted to say another huge thank you. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told how beautiful, classy, and smooth everything went at the wedding. It was an absolutely perfect day, full of amazing memories and it was because of you. Thanks again.

joe and julia langerak2004 couple