notes from clients and industry professionals 

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"We have had the pleasure of doing several weddings with Carrie and her team and we just absolutely LOVE her! She is a gem and always goes above and beyond. What we love most about her is that she truly cares about the bride and her fellow vendors. If you want a kind, considerate, creative, hardworking professional wedding planner she is definitely the one for you!"
- Black Iris Floral

Laura was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was calm, on top of it, communicative, and professsional. She worked wonderfully with our other vendors, assisted our guests, and ensured absolutely everything went smoothly on our wedding weekend. I would not have handlded the weekend as well without her. She really worked hard to reduce the stress on my fiance and I in lead up to the big date. Being able to have help and stress relieved going into those last final weeks was truly priceless and something I would 100% recommend to any bride! Our florals, decor, timelines were perfectly executed, especially in working with our photographer. This facilitation of our busy day was crucial and flawless. We loved working with HHH and recommend their team whole heartedly!

-Lauren, 2022 Bride 

"We had the opportunity to work alongside Carrie with The Happy Hour Hostess. Carrie is awesome to work with and she is quick to respond with communication. We've been working with wedding and event planners for over 32 years she is by far one of the most organized. Looking forward to our next event together. Thanks Carrie, people like you make our job a lot easier!
- Cindy, Chariots of Fire

For month-of coordination we worked with Mallory, and I could go on forever about how fantastic she is. At our wedding, Mallory was accompanied by Annie and they were so fun to have around and just so in command of everything. There was no detail Mallory wasn't aware of and no question she couldn't answer. It was so nice to have someone we trusted. She made sure that everything went incredibly smoothly and, from our perspective, the day was absolutely perfect. When we started planning I wasn't sure whether we would hire a coordinator or not, and now I can't imagine having our wedding without HHH and Mallory. The fact that we were able to host such a beautiful event relatively stress-free is a testament to Happy Hour Hostess and the wonderful work they do. I just can't recommend them enough.
-NB, 2023 Bride 

Hiring The Happy Hour Hostess was one of the best choices we made. Alex and team did a fantastic job of running the day flawlessly—they thought of everything and are so organized, friendly and professional. They understood our vision and made everything so easy for us that we had nothing to worry about the day of the wedding!
- BJ, 2023 Bride

"By far the most incredibly create and energetic event planner I have ever met. Just brilliant creativity for a great variety of event themes. 100% recommend!"
- Jeff Byrd, Photographer 

Carrie and her team are incredible!!! We were really nervous about how stressful wedding planning can be, and HHH took care of absolutely everything! There’s so much niche knowledge when it comes to weddings and things come up the week-of (or even day-of), and Carrie’s team handled it all so we could relax and enjoy the day. On top of all that, they’re so fun to work with I’m actually going to miss them! Of all the costs that go into a wedding, this is 1000% the best value. I would rather invite fewer people than not have HHH there haha.
- MS, 2023 Bride 

10/10 Recommend!! Happy Hour Hostess helped us coordinate our wedding on 6/4/2022 in Norfolk, VA. Aside from a flawless wedding day, our entire experience with Carrie, Mallory and her Happy Hour Hostess team from the initial planning months in advance, to coordinating with ALL of the vendors, to providing us with great to-do lists / recommendations to help keep us on track - everything was incredible. We would have felt completely lost with out them. Mallory in particular was such a special part of our day. She was patient, always available, recommended so many great ideas, played a key role with all of our other vendors, and truly cared about us. She made us feel as if we were their only client. I can't recommend Happy Hour Hostess enough!!
-JG, 2022 Groom  

Carrie and The Happy Hour Hostess team are top notch! I have worked alongside them at many events (too numerous to count!) They are always professional, efficient, creative and most importantly FRIENDLY. They are amazing at problem solving and always have a smile on their face. They will execute any event flawlessly from start to finish. As another event industry vendor, I always know I will be in good hands when HHH is listed as the planner/coordinator.
-Emily Gibby, photographer

We used HHH for the planning of our wedding and we can say with absolute certainty that HHH is THE premiere event planning firm in the region.  The planning process was well organized and we were never left hanging when we had questions or concerns as they’re communication is magnificent, timely, and comprehensive. A job well done!!
-JL, Groom 

When we first started planning our daughter's wedding over 12 months ago, we were hesitant about bringing in a professional planner to assist us. However, as we watched our daughter get married a week ago and then enjoyed (and relaxed) during the reception, we couldn't imagine doing this without the Happy Hour Hostess. After some unexpected events within 24 hours of the "big day", Mallory (our lead planner) jumped in and ensured what may have been a disaster, was quickly brought under control. I highly recommend this professional team as they really made it worth it in the end.
-MP, Father of the Bride 


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