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Kristen + Alex

If you are looking for a wedding planner or day of coordinator, look no further! Lisa is absolutely amazing. We had met with other wedding coordinators before picking Cherish the Day, however, we ultimately picked them because we knew Lisa would listen to what we wanted while also providing her input. We hired her for day of coordination and let me tell you, she did so much more than that. She frequently checked in with us in the year and months leading up to the wedding. Whenever we hit a problem planning she was there to help offer suggestions to find a solution. She was an essential part of our day, weekend, and planning process. When things came up on our wedding day that were unexpected and out of our control we knew we didn't have to worry. Lisa was there to take care of it. She was also a pleasure to work with and her husband was the perfect assistant! They make a great team! Lisa genuinely cares about every couple and helping them have amazing memories to look back on from their perfect day. She is there to make your day stress free so you can truly cherish it!

The Vine Productions

Cherish the Day was very nice to work with! They made everything easy from the start. They communicated with us and as a wedding vendor it is very important to us that the wedding coordinator has great communication skills. We highly recommend Cherish the Day for your wedding day!

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Marc & Tasha

Lisa made my special day PERFECT. She was on every single detail and she was available to me whenever I needed her. I even expressed concern over not being able to find the arch I wanted and she had her husband MAKE me one so I could have the perfect arch. She was my support so many times and she always had a positive attitude! While everyone was getting their makeup done and dresses on, Lisa was running around making sure my centerpieces were just the way I wanted. She worked with all my vendors to make sure everything was as perfect as I wanted it to be and she came up with so many ideas that just took my wedding to the next level. She relieved so much stress and anxiety for our day so that my husband and I could just sit back and enjoy.

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Amanda + Jake

There to take your mind off the stress of everything

Lisa was super helpful the day before at rehearsal and then the hour before the reception. For not having a vendor/priest to help with rehearsal, Lisa was perfect for making sure everything thing was in order and we went down when we were supposed to and that no one was fooling around. Then the day of the wedding she made sure every last minute detail was perfect. To making sure the wedding party knew where to be and when to making sure the DJ had what he wanted. Her and her husband kept things easy and kept all the stress off my shoulders. I would recommend her to anyone who doesn't want to have the extra stress of planning.

The Palmer House Stable

I am the owner of The Palmer House Stable rustic wedding venue outside of Iowa City, IA . I can say I have not had a Wedding Planner as friendly, efficient and so detailed as Lisa! I have hosted over 160 weddings since fall 2013 and the wedding Cherish the Day (Lisa) planned and followed through was the most efficiently smooth wedding I have seen here. She is now my exclusive Wedding Planner/Designer and I would highly recommend her to anyone having an event.

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Allie + Kevin

I would consider Cherish the Day as a necessary investment if you are not as organized and are a new bride. I only give Cherish the Day 4/5 stars because of the plan I chose, I did most of the planning while my planner guided me through every step of the way. Lisa was very helpful, reliable and a reassuring presence on the day of our wedding. She was pushy when necessary, respectfully, and she always made sure that whatever decision we made was what we wanted and she made it happen. When we were looking for a wedding planner we were looking for one that was within our budget and was amiable enough to feel comfortable to be around. We found that in Lisa and we could not have asked for a better wedding planner. Cherish the Day made sure that everyone knew what they were doing, where they were going, and what their role was. Lisa met made sure everything was smooth and worry free. I don't recall being worried about anything and just enjoying our wedding and having fun. I would highly recommend Cherish the Day to anyone who needs assistance for their special day. Please consider Lisa as your planner, you will be thankful that you did.

Kristi & Nick

Cherish the Day is the single greatest thing that my husband and I did when planning our wedding. Lisa and her team are professional, efficient, excited, and creative. Lisa is assertive and thoughtful, she is an absolute pro at navigating the industry and she excelled at vendor management. Hiring Cherish the Day gave Nick and I the freedom to spend our time focused on sentiment and family thoughout the planning process and during the wedding weekend. Lisa brought the majority of our vendors straight from her portfolio, managed the details and contracts, and reminded us happily along the way of where everything was. Nick and I never had to reach out to her or wonder where the status of all moving parts were -- Lisa was just there, on top of it, giving us peace of mind. If you're not sure about whether or not a planner is right for your wedding, it is. And Cherish the Day is. Thank you so much for everything! --the Zimmerman's

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Steph & Leah

It's entirely possible that we never would have had a proper wedding without Lisa! We're both very busy with work, tend toward procrastination, and were overwhelmed with the complexity of wedding planning. But Lisa kept us on track, helped us with every important decision, and sent us timelines for every stage of wedding planning. Before the actual day of the wedding, we were already so grateful to Lisa and recognized that her fee was the best money we'd spent as part of the process. But then the day of the wedding arrived, and Lisa was even MORE critical! She could not have been more helpful. She kept the entire day moving and allowed us to just experience the day without ever having to be responsible for any logistics or scheduling. The day was magical and it really would not have been what it was without Lisa (seriously, if it weren't for her we probably would have given up during the planning process and eloped!). Overall, Lisa is cheerful, organized, funny, and her services are crucial to making a beautiful wedding happen. Thank you, Lisa!

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I had the privilege of working with Lisa at a wedding at Walker Homestead! She was professional and very friendly! Awesome communication before the event, during and after! I truly feel like Lisa went above and beyond her duties and was helpful to only to the bride and groom but also to me! She helped us stick to our timeline and when asked if we could move some things around she made it happen seamlessly! I really enjoyed working with her and would LOVE to work with her again in the future!!

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Cannot recommend enough! From beginning to end they were incredibly professional, passionate and positive. Thank you for elevating this industry to new heights! I hope to cross paths with you much sooner than later :) Cheers!

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Shaina & Alex

Lisa was an absolute dream to work with! I used her wedding coordinating services and it was the best money I've ever spent. During the planning phase she was always 2 steps ahead of me with everything I needed, she took care of vendor communications and was extremely quick to respond to any request or question I had. On the day of the wedding I was able to enjoy my day without worrying about a single detail. I couldn't have imagined that day without her help.

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Claire & Clay

Early in our engagement, my fiancé and I were skeptical about the need to hire a wedding planner. After every married couple we encountered emphasized the importance of hiring a wedding planner, we decided to reconsider. Fast forward to now, 2 weeks from our wedding day, and we cannot imagine having gone through this process without Lisa by our side. Hiring Cherish the Day was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. Lisa has truly gone above and beyond to help us prepare for our wedding. She has been our advocate, our advisor, and our friend, and she works tirelessly to ensure that our wedding day will be the amazing celebration we've always dreamed of! Hiring Cherish the Day has not only allowed us to maintain our sanity, but has also alleviated stress for our families. I have no doubt that come May 4th, myself, my groom, our families, and our wedding party will be able to relax and enjoy ourselves thanks to Lisa's hard work, organization, and competence. Hiring a wedding planner was an investment, but after working with Lisa for the last 10 months, my fiancé and I can confidently say it was the best money we spent throughout the planning process.

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Nicole & Michael

Working with Lisa is one of the best decisions we made. She’s kept us on track and given us peace of mind, which is priceless. She keeps the energy positive and allows us to focus on what’s important. She works so hard for us! We can’t thank her enough!

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Beth & Aaron

I'll keep this short, but do know, I could write a novel about how absolutely amazing Lisa is. Lisa is very organized, professional, tactful, on point, and truly there for your special day every step of the way. My wife and I were a little skeptical at first in hiring a wedding coordinator, but Lisa met and exceeded our expectations. Our whole wedding day was a breeze and happened without incident because of Lisa. She is constantly looking for ways in which she can help, and takes direction very well. I cannot say enough about the service that Lisa and her associate provide!

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Ashley & Rob

I cannot say enough amazing things about Lisa and Cherish the Day!! Lisa was so easy to work with and was very accommodating with setting up video calls with me late in the evening prior to my wedding. She thought of everything and was so prepared for any potential mishap on my special day that I didn't even know there were any mishaps because she had already taken care of them! My sister got married last year and kept saying how much she wished she would have had you for her wedding! I would highly, highly recommend Cherish the Day for any wedding 💕

Lauren & Lee

Lisa is the best! She went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. Even though I know there were a million things she was doing for me behind the scenes, she never let it show and she just made me feel so special on my wedding day. She made sure everything ran smoothly and was on top of everything! She was always VERY responsive to my emails and messages. I would highly recommend Cherish the Day to any of my family or friends.

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Taryn & Josh

I just want to say Lisa made our planning and our big day completely STRESS FREE! She is absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend her to anybody getting married. She is very easy to talk too and so friendly. Her and her husband are amazing.

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Julia - Mother of Groom

I would recommend Lisa in a heartbeat! This woman takes care of it all, and keeps thing moving. She’s fun, SO nice, and makes sure you don’t have one worry. Thank you Lisa for making Taryn and Josh’s day so easy!

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Sarah Sunstrom Photography 

Amber & Jon

Lisa (Cherish the Day) was my wedding planner, and let me tell you..you need one!! She took care of every single detail that you could think of! She was exceptionally organized and had everything under control for us. She coordinated with vendors, made phone calls, went to numerous meetings with us, and so much more. And that was just before the wedding. On wedding day, she was literally our backbone. She made sure everything was done, the timeline was perfect, people were lined up, etc. All I had to do was relax and have fun. She went above and beyond for us and we were SO grateful to have her.

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Karen
Mother of Bride

After the excitement of my daughter's engagement, I soon realized I was faced with planning a wedding. I had never done one and I was completely overwhelmed. I needed help. I didn't know anything about what wedding planners do but I reached out to Cherish the Day. Lisa immediately set up a Zoom call with the bride and groom. She asked them many questions and discussed what they envisioned their wedding day to look like. And then we had a plan!! And from that day forward I worried about nothing. Lisa gave us advise, support , and answered all my random questions I threw at her day and night. She led us through the entire planning process and kept us on track , all while keeping in constant contact with the bride and groom. She was not only professional but lots of fun to work with! On wedding day, she showed up with all our vendor contracts in hand, making sure everything was delivered as planned. If something went wrong, I never knew about and still don't know! She blessed us with a day full of love and memories and absolutely no stress. PRICELESS! So now that I know what a wedding planner does, I can't imagine not having one. And we definately had the best! We can't thank her enough!

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Abby & Carson

Simply put, don't have your wedding without Lisa!
My wife and I interviewed quite a few planners to help with our big day but it was clear that we wanted to work with Lisa as soon as we spoke with her.   Not to mention the fact that she is reasonably priced, the work she (and her team) team do is outstanding!!
Once we agreed to work with Lisa, we met a few times to go over what had already been planned and where we needed help.  She took over from there and handled every detail big and small that needed attention.  In addition to helping us put together a timeline for the entire weekend (down to the minute as we're two type A people :) ) she made sure everything flowed seamlessly by working with our vendors.  She called all of them (floral, venues, DJ, bus, etc.) to make sure everyone was on the same page and knew when to be where on the wedding day.  My wife and I planned on SOMETHING going wrong on the big day because something always goes wrong, right?  Not with Lisa!  The entire day went off without a hitch, it was all perfect!
Finally, I'll add that we enjoyed working with Lisa (and her AWESOME husband Scott) not only because of the great work they do but because they are great people.  We were able to relate to them so easily and were entirely comfortable around them.  It made out entire day all that much more stress free and enjoyable!

IF YOU HIRE A PLANNER, HIRE CHERISH THE DAY!!

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Kaylee & Sam

We booked with Lisa prior to COVID with the desire to let our day be as stress free as possible for us. Then COVID happened and we couldn't have been more lucky to have Lisa by our side working with us and our vendors as we navigating through the process of trying to have a wedding in the middle of the pandemic.
Lisa was very supportive and helpful throughout the process. From checklists that made us aware of things we would've never thought of, to detailed timelines that kept our vendors and bridal party aware of what was happening and where on the day of the event; it felt like she truly had our backs when it came to ensuring both our guests and we had fun.
I went into booking this wedding coordinator thing with the goal of doing it to keep my fiance happy. After going through it - Lisa was the reason I kept my sanity. High recommended. Thank you Lisa!

Tracy
Mother of Bride

Lisa is absolutely amazing. She is very professional and organized. She worked with couple to plan a perfect day. The wedding rehearsal and wedding ran so smoothly and as Mother of the Bride, I loved that I could trust her running the show and I could enjoy the weekend without a worry. I highly recommend !!