"She cares and you can see it in the details."
We have used Carrie Dayton for both our daughter and son’s wedding and even the engagement party. She took off all of the stress from me and the weddings and party went off without a flaw. She's a delight to work with and thinks of everything. She is very organized and knows what needs to be done when. Nothing is forgotten or messed up. Several of my daughter’s friends want to use her when they get married. She cares and you can see it in the details. I highly recommend Carrie Dayton.
Iris, Mother of Bride
Carrie is an amazing consultant. I was finishing my college degree at the time leading up to the wedding and did not have a lot of free time on my hands. Carrie talked to all the vendors and set up times that fit my schedule to meet with them and decide which was best for my husband and I. She dealt with any problems that took place with the vendors so I did not have to. Without her we would not have even chosen the venue we went with because we would have never thought to have looked at The German American Society. The wedding was even better than the wedding that I had dreamed up. She thought of things for the wedding that I never even thought of. Definitely worth every penny!
Nicholette & Andrew, Bride and Groom
“What a gift you have been to all of us!"
Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism. What a gift you have been to all of us! Your sunny disposition and unflappable calm gave us confidence so we could enjoy the special day! We are truly grateful!
MJ, Mother of the Groom – Omaha, NE
“I am so happy to have worked with you.”
Hands down the best decision I made throughout this whole wedding planning process was hiring you…it is no wonder your name is passed around in the wedding industry. You are so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I am so happy to have worked with you!
Emily, Bride – Lincoln, NE
Carrie helped plan my daughter's wedding "event". The groom's family was from Alaska and other distant states so we planned activities from Thursday through Sunday evening. Carrie's calm professional expertise made even unexpected glitches less nerve-wracking. When the wedding "hair stylist" cancelled the week of the wedding she found replacements that were superior to the original I had personally booked. I could actually relax and enjoy the festivities because of Carrie. Many details that I would have overlooked did not slip by Carrie. I called or emailed her numerous times a day and she always made me feel our event was the top priority in her life. I would highly recommend her and hope to utilize her services again for future weddings.
Patricia, Mother of the Bride
"Carrie, thank you so much for all you have done for us these past seven months..."
You have been a Godsend! Not only did we actually ENJOY the planning process, but all of our stress was eliminated-we knew you could handle anything that came your way.
Kelsea & Matthew – Omaha, NE
As a previous client of Carrie's, I would highly recommend Carrie in a heart beat to anyone who is planning a wedding, social event, or party. She is very professional, organized, and knowledgable in the profession of event planning and coordinating. She has such a passion for this industry and an energetic spirit that is contagious, she was even able to get my groom excited about details a groom normally wouldn't care about. Her desire to please her clients in every way possible is astonishing, if she says she will do it, she will in a timely manner. Carrie thought of every little detail, some of which I may have missed. She has excellent relationships established with local vendors such as, florists, caterers, DJ's, and photographers, and recommended the right fit for our wedding. The day of my wedding was stress free and relaxing, as Carrie took care of everything and I was left to enjoy the day. I greatly enjoyed working with Carrie as she helped plan my wedding and ultimately created a day which I will never forget and always cherish.
Courtney & Eric, Bride & Groom
"The first time we met Carrie, we knew we wanted her to be a part of our day."
When we decided to throw a big wedding reception to celebrate our wedding, we knew we couldn't do it alone. The first time we met Carrie, we knew we wanted her to be a part of our day. Carrie took the time to get to know us as a couple...when we met, what we love about each other, what we love about each other's family. She really took the time to understand our love for one another and what was important in our lives.
Carrie's experience coordinating other weddings was a definite plus for us...she knew what worked and what didn't work. Anytime we had a question about wedding etiquette, she had an answer for us. She helped us focus on the areas of our wedding and reception that were important to us. She helped us think of things that we would have never thought of.
Carrie was most valuable on the day of our wedding. All of our wedding party and family kept telling us how smoothly the day went. There was no rushing from one activity to another. The day's timeline was set and followed without any hitches. We called Carrie, "Mary Poppins," because she would appear anytime we needed her. Carrie allowed us the opportunity to focus on the day, those special moments that we would have missed if we were focused on other "things." Our wedding day, ceremony and reception were the best moments of our lives, and we were able to enjoy them with our family and friends. Carrie took the wedding day stress away.
And as a bonus, Carrie is now a friend. We can call her or text her just to say "What's Up", and we have a good time when we can hang out with her.
Carrie loves couples. She loves love. She loves weddings. All of this is important when you trust someone with one of the most special, memorable days a couple will experience. If you want to enjoy every moment of your special day, please ask to have Carrie by your side. It was an honor to have her be a part of our special day.
RyAnne & Dave, Bride & Groom
"We couldn't have dreamed up a better wedding."
I have to say that all my expectations were exceeded. I was very nervous to plan my destination wedding in the Bahamas. Of course you want everything to be perfect which is why we decided to let someone with experience coordinate it. Carrie Dayton Events and Consulting very thoroughly questioned us about things I certainly would have forgotten about to find out what we wanted. At no point did I feel stressed about anything. My husband and I can't stop talking about how wonderful everything went. I honestly didn't even have to communicate with the hotel where our ceremony was. Carrie took care of everything. I wanted a color scheme that they didn't advertise and Carrie made it happen. One of my best friends surprised me by showing up and of course I wanted her in the wedding party. Carrie had the brilliant idea to make her a flower girl. My husband and I decided we didn't want the traditional guest book and Carrie thought up using postcards instead. I highly recommend Carrie Dayton Events and Consulting! We couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding.
Anne & Steve, Bride & Groom
"We were so very impressed by Carrie's genuineness and warmth, her experience and knowledge of the industry as wells as her professionalism!"
We were very happy (as well as relieved) to have found someone who we could turn to and lean on to make our special day everything we hoped it could be and more.
Throughout the months of working with Carrie, she never ceased to surprise me, and when she started brainstorming ideas for wedding plans, she really blew my mind and came up with some really cool and novel ideas.
My husband and I are so grateful we had Carrie as our wedding planner turn to as she helped us navigate the myriad of ideas and decisions involved in planning our wedding.
If you want the best, you want Carrie Dayton! She is a rock star! We are so grateful she helped us to have the most beautiful wedding day ever!
Kathryn & Don, Bride & Groom
"Carrie was a blessing during our daughter's wedding."
She listened to myself, our daughter and her husband to be. She wanted to make sure she made it what they wanted and helped in any way possible. As the Mother of the Bride, I was able to enjoy the day with my daughter and the time spent with her before the wedding and it was priceless. I didn't have to spend the day running around. My husband and I were able to enjoy every minute of the wedding and the reception and able to leave without worrying about a thing. It was a time I will never get back and I was so blessed to be able to enjoy this time and not think to myself "I wish I could have relaxed more and not worry about all the little things". Thank you Carrie and your fabulous staff.
Kim, Mother of the Bride
Carrie and her staff are wonderful to work with. Carrie recommended a variety of great vendors to fit our budget and she went above and beyond with every detail in the months before the wedding and on the day of the wedding. Our daughter's wedding and reception were everything we had hoped for, and we cannot thank Carrie enough for all she did to help us make it special!
Sharon, Mother of the Bride
“...you exceeded my expectations!”
Carrie, You have meant the world to us!! You helped me plan the exact wedding that I had always envisioned for our daughter! Actually you exceeded my expectations! I would recommend you to everyone that wants a stress free beautiful experience !!
Lisa, Mother of the Bride – Lincoln, NE
“...you calmed everyone's nerves..."
Awesome job with the ceremony – you calmed everyone’s nerves and ran the show with authority, grace and style – thank you – so much appreciated! We also have loved working with you and appreciate the friendship. Everyone in the wedding party and family enjoyed working with you on the ceremony.
Kevin, Father of the Bride
Carrie Dayton was a phenomenal resource during our wedding planning process and I honestly cannot imagine how the day would have happened without her. She provided insight on vendors, money saving tips, and covered all the details that we would not have thought of on our own. Any problems or issues that came up the day of our wedding were handled directly by Carrie and without incident. At one point my fiancé, who initially resisted hiring a coordinator as he felt it was an unnecessary expense, turned to me and said that Carrie’s fee was the best money we spent on the wedding. I could not agree more and would highly recommend her to anyone planning an event.
Liz & Marc – Omaha, NE
Carrie was absolutely amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. From the beginning she presented us with great ideas that I never would have thought of. She contacted venues and set up a day of touring facilities. Everything was scheduled and planned out so that we could see many places in a short time span. She had all of the important information for each place and shared it with us as we toured the locations. She also helped us negotiate with vendors to ensure that we were getting the best deal. Throughout our wedding planning process she was there as much as we wanted. She was certainly more than eager to complete any task we threw at her, but also gave us space if we preferred to complete something on our own. As she has been in the industry for several years and knows many of the vendors, she is often able to get a great deal. She also kept us on track with to-do lists that were organized by when the item needed to be completed. I wouldn't have thought of many of these important tasks without her guidance. Carrie was absolutely essential the day of the wedding. Prior to the big day, she gathered all of the essential items such as my wedding dress, veil, shoes, cake cutter, toasting flutes, guest book, etc. All that I had to do was show up. I wasn't worried about remembering every last detail, because she already had. She was in contact with all of the vendors and dispersed an itinerary to each of them. They contacted her with any questions rather than pestering me. Any time a problem arose Carrie came up with a solution immediately. She relieved a lot of stress and pressure off the shoulders of my family and me. On the day of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy because Carrie was running around doing the dirty work. Her ultimate goal is to create the dream wedding for each couple on their big day. I would have been completely lost without her help.
Ami & Ryan, Bride and Groom