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We are the Mitchells

Lindsay + andy

"I was clueless about the whole wedding planning ordeal! Carrie and her team were amazing in helping us navigate this process! From our first meeting, I could tell that she and I would get along famously and that she and her team would be a perfect match for us as a vendor! She was extremely professional and also so very kind and supportive. Carrie listened to everything we wanted and made our dream wedding a reality! She put us at ease during a stressful time and handled everything like a boss! I’m so thankful for Carrie and her team at The Happy Hour Hostess and can’t recommend them enough!!"

"I was clueless about the whole wedding planning ordeal! Carrie and her team were amazing in helping us navigate this process! From our first meeting, I could tell that she and I would get along famously and that she and her team would be a perfect match for us as a vendor! She was extremely professional and also so very kind and supportive. Carrie listened to everything we wanted and made our dream wedding a reality! She put us at ease during a stressful time and handled everything like a boss! I’m so thankful for Carrie and her team at The Happy Hour Hostess and can’t recommend them enough!!"

Tashena Shaw Photography

MJ + Alex

Hiring The Happy Hour Hostess was the BEST decision I made for wedding (besides, you know, deciding my marry the love of my life 😜) On my special day I didn’t want to have to worry about anything except spending time with my new husband, family and friends. Carrie and her team made all of that possible. The day went off without a hitch, and if there were any issues, I was none the wiser because they handled everything with the swiftness and stealthiness of a wedding planner ninja. Besides their ability to plan and coordinate, what really blew me away was the entire team’s passion and enthusiasm. They were genuinely excited and happy to help us and encouraged all my wacky wedding ideas as opposed to a robot who is only there to check off a list. They really cared and wanted the best for Alex and I. Do yourself a favor, take the stress off of yourself and say “I DO” to The Happy Hour Hostess!


Hiring The Happy Hour Hostess was the BEST decision I made for wedding (besides, you know, deciding my marry the love of my life 😜) On my special day I didn’t want to have to worry about anything except spending time with my new husband, family and friends. Carrie and her team made all of that possible. The day went off without a hitch, and if there were any issues, I was none the wiser because they handled everything with the swiftness and stealthiness of a wedding planner ninja. Besides their ability to plan and coordinate, what really blew me away was the entire team’s passion and enthusiasm. They were genuinely excited and happy to help us and encouraged all my wacky wedding ideas as opposed to a robot who is only there to check off a list. They really cared and wanted the best for Alex and I. Do yourself a favor, take the stress off of yourself and say “I DO” to The Happy Hour Hostess!


Nicole Jean Photography

Courtney + Mike 

Carrie was an absolute life saver throughout my whole wedding planning process. I knew I could text her or call her at any time of the day if I needed anything. In the month leading up to my wedding she ensured that we had everything done we needed to. My wedding day was absolutely amazing and everything I dreamed of thanks to Carrie and her team. She put us at ease during a stressful time and handled everything like a boss! I’m so thankful for Carrie and her team at The Happy Hour Hostess and can’t recommend them enough!!

Leigh Skaggs Photography

"Carrie and her team were above and beyond anything we could have expected! We booked for week of planning and got so much more! In fact, Carrie helped reschedule our wedding completely in one day due to an impending hurricane. All of our vendors, family and friends were blown away by Carrie's professionalism and friendliness at our wedding, with LOTS of moving pieces. We could not have done it without her!!!"

Amie + Richard

Eleise Theuer Photography

"I would now consider Carrie a friend! She is amazing and was a joy to work with. She provided amazing support and really took charge with all our vendors. If there was ever an issue, my husband I and didn’t hear about it until she had fully resolved the problem. She has amazing attention to detail and provided fabulous timelines to vendors, our wedding party, and parents. Everyone, including myself, felt very comfortable and stress free thru the entire planning process. Carrie made our day run so smoothly. She provide personal support that only a great friend can. 5/5 stars. I can’t wait to plan another event with her and the HHH staff. "


Carolyn + Randall

We are the Mitchells

Janet + Dave

"I truly enjoyed working with Carrie and her team! When I first met Carrie it was like meeting a friend- very sincere and personable. You can see her passion right away- She truly cares about you and your wedding. I am an event planner for a local university but I knew on my wedding day I did not want to do one thing. And because of Carrie and her team I was able to enjoy my wedding day. She made sure every detail was perfect and that I even had the best DJ (and we like to party so that was a necessity). I am so thankful for Carrie- when I was super stressed I was able to talk to her- just pick up the phone and text or call and she was there. She made our awesome and EXTREMELY detailed timeline- which I could direct people to easily. And most importantly, she followed up with me afterwards to make sure I had a great time (which I obviously did). THANK YOU CARRIE & KRYSTINIA!!! "
 


"Where do I begin... from day one meeting Carrie at a wedding show in the convention center she put my mind at ease about helping to plan the perfect wedding for my daughter in medical school. With limited input from my daughter due to a busy schedule it was overwhelming to say the least. Each step of the way Carrie was there to help, give me guidance, and would answer any questions I had. She truly takes the stress out of the planning and allowed me to just enjoy the journey and especially the wedding. The wedding surpassed any of our dreams and my daughter was so happy! I will DEFINITELY use her for my next two kid’s weddings! Happy Hour Hostess is the best money you spend for your wedding and you’ll never regret it for a second! Note: Melanie was onsite for the wedding as well...she is also so amazing and calm, which most bride’s need...kept everyone happy and organized! We really loved her as well!"

Shannon

David Champagne Photography

Danielle + Jason

Where is the option for more stars and how do I even begin to describe Carrie? She is nothing short of AMAZING. We went to visit our venue one day as a wedding happened to be going on. I have to say, I was a little more observant as the bride to be and was closely watching how the whole wedding operation was running. That is when I noticed, this incredible firecracker of a woman just running the show. She was making sure people were in place, calming nerves, and just simply being AWESOME. As I wanted to do most of the decor myself, I just needed someone to keep me organized and make sure I wasn't forgetting those typical things. I turned to my husband and said, I need to have her and it was the BEST decision we have ever made during the whole planning process. From day one, Carrie was just phenomenal. I remember calling her and talking for an hour (I am sure not even if it was just about wedding jargon). I felt an honest and real connection with her and instantly knew we needed someone like that on our side. As Jason and I are military, we did a lot of the planning here without our families able to be around. She was just the person we needed to fill those shoes. With every wedding, you will run into a few hiccups but Carrie will make sure that it runs as seamlessly as possible. Not only did Carrie make sure everything ran smoothly, but she went ABOVE and BEYOND. From picking up our programs, to finding the perfect table numbers, and teaching me that it is okay to express concerns when I have them (and that is just a small snippet of the jobs she has done for us). She is always there when you need her for the simplest of questions. Not only that, Carrie was a HUGE hit at our wedding. Carrie provided schedules for our wedding party and family and left no question unanswered. Everyone was asking where did we find her and some of my BM's who are getting married asked, does she travel?! Everyone loves her! I told all my girlfriends that are getting married, the FIRST thing they need to do is hire a wedding coordinator (and if they can, make it CARRIE!)
We are so blessed to have worked with Carrie because she truly had made our wedding absolutely PERFECT. Not only at her skills as a wedding coordinator, but she is just simply a magnificent person. I am honored to have had the opportunity to have met and worked with her and I am so proud to say I can now call her my friend. So, if you are looking for someone to answer all your wedding questions and make the planning process so much easier, HIRE THIS WOMAN! It will be the next best decision you make (the first obviously being marrying the love of your life).

Andrew & Tianna Photography

Where is the option for more stars and how do I even begin to describe Carrie? She is nothing short of AMAZING. We went to visit our venue one day as a wedding happened to be going on. I have to say, I was a little more observant as the bride to be and was closely watching how the whole wedding operation was running. That is when I noticed, this incredible firecracker of a woman just running the show. She was making sure people were in place, calming nerves, and just simply being AWESOME. As I wanted to do most of the decor myself, I just needed someone to keep me organized and make sure I wasn't forgetting those typical things. I turned to my husband and said, I need to have her and it was the BEST decision we have ever made during the whole planning process. From day one, Carrie was just phenomenal. I remember calling her and talking for an hour (I am sure not even if it was just about wedding jargon). I felt an honest and real connection with her and instantly knew we needed someone like that on our side. As Jason and I are military, we did a lot of the planning here without our families able to be around. She was just the person we needed to fill those shoes. With every wedding, you will run into a few hiccups but Carrie will make sure that it runs as seamlessly as possible. Not only did Carrie make sure everything ran smoothly, but she went ABOVE and BEYOND. From picking up our programs, to finding the perfect table numbers, and teaching me that it is okay to express concerns when I have them (and that is just a small snippet of the jobs she has done for us). She is always there when you need her for the simplest of questions. Not only that, Carrie was a HUGE hit at our wedding. Carrie provided schedules for our wedding party and family and left no question unanswered. Everyone was asking where did we find her and some of my BM's who are getting married asked, does she travel?! Everyone loves her! I told all my girlfriends that are getting married, the FIRST thing they need to do is hire a wedding coordinator (and if they can, make it CARRIE!)
We are so blessed to have worked with Carrie because she truly had made our wedding absolutely PERFECT. Not only at her skills as a wedding coordinator, but she is just simply a magnificent person. I am honored to have had the opportunity to have met and worked with her and I am so proud to say I can now call her my friend. So, if you are looking for someone to answer all your wedding questions and make the planning process so much easier, HIRE THIS WOMAN! It will be the next best decision you make (the first obviously being marrying the love of your life).

"Carrie and her team were AMAZING! They did full coordination for us. From the very first meeting we felt so comfortable with her. We’re from out of town and her expertise on the local vendors was much appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without her. Melanie took the lead on our wedding day and she worked her butt off! It was hot and windy but she made everything look perfect and exactly as we pictured. I couldn’t recommend Carrie and her team enough!! They were all so great to work with and gave us the wedding of our dreams."

Emily + Jake

David Champagne Photography

"Let me preface this by saying that my wife is in the event coordinating/planning industry, so Carrie and crew probably started with a little bit of an uphill battle. However, Carrie far surpassed any and all expectations that we had! We hired her for month-of services and got much more than that. Carrie took the time to get to know us and our vision for our big day and then followed through with precision and attention to detail that surpassed our high expectations. Beyond ensuring that we got exactly what we wanted out of the dozen or so vendors we hired, Carrie became a confidant and someone that we could bounce ideas off of and get the value of her experience expressed in all of the little details that we knew would sneak up on us as the wedding approached. She truly became the conduit through which our dream came alive. Both of us took a couple of days off work prior to the wedding with the expectation that we would be really busy and finalizing details and putting out fires…but I found myself with nothing to do (except spend time with all of our guests who traveled to celebrate with us). Carrie took the load off as the day approached so that we could spend the time we wanted to with the people we love. As for the actual day-of, Carrie was a rock star. Her calming presence was absolutely reassuring and she made us feel positive that everything was going to be perfect. By the time the ceremony and reception came around, she actually knew some of the people’s personalities in our wedding party. She’s super observant and had great input throughout the process. If you’ve read this far, then you should already know this but, you should absolutely 100% use Carrie and HHH as your coordinator and planner. "

Randall + Carolyn

We are the mitchells

"Let me preface this by saying that my wife is in the event coordinating/planning industry, so Carrie and crew probably started with a little bit of an uphill battle. However, Carrie far surpassed any and all expectations that we had! We hired her for month-of services and got much more than that. Carrie took the time to get to know us and our vision for our big day and then followed through with precision and attention to detail that surpassed our high expectations. Beyond ensuring that we got exactly what we wanted out of the dozen or so vendors we hired, Carrie became a confidant and someone that we could bounce ideas off of and get the value of her experience expressed in all of the little details that we knew would sneak up on us as the wedding approached. She truly became the conduit through which our dream came alive. Both of us took a couple of days off work prior to the wedding with the expectation that we would be really busy and finalizing details and putting out fires…but I found myself with nothing to do (except spend time with all of our guests who traveled to celebrate with us). Carrie took the load off as the day approached so that we could spend the time we wanted to with the people we love. As for the actual day-of, Carrie was a rock star. Her calming presence was absolutely reassuring and she made us feel positive that everything was going to be perfect. By the time the ceremony and reception came around, she actually knew some of the people’s personalities in our wedding party. She’s super observant and had great input throughout the process. If you’ve read this far, then you should already know this but, you should absolutely 100% use Carrie and HHH as your coordinator and planner. "

"If you need and event planner, do yourself a favor and just choose The Happy Hour Hostess, because no other company will deliver like they will! Words can't describe how amazing Carrie and her staff are. There is no freakin way we would have been able to pull our May wedding off without The Happy Hour Hostess team. Carrie and her staff made our dreams come true and I can't say enough about how great her and her team are. I will be hiring them for any future events because they are simply the best! "
 


Sean + Erika

Dustin Lewis Images

"My daughter had to plan her wedding from out of town and she was so blessed to have Carrie and her team help in the planning and organization from so far away. The day of the wedding most brides are so nervous and anxious that things won’t be as they want or envision. This was not the case as everything was exactly as she hoped. Carrie listened and made sure all was as my daughter had conveyed to her from their phone conversations. So for any future brides and Mothers who live here or in Other parts of the USA please place your trust and your vision in the very capable hands of the HAPPY HOUR HOSTESS."

Sharae

Sterling Life Photography 

"Carrie and her team are absolutely amazing! They executed my vision for my wedding and my day was absolutely perfect. Every one of my guests complimented how amazing my coordinator Melanie was and how everything was simply amazing. If you are in doubt about having a wedding coordinator, do yourself a favor and hire The Happy Hour Hostess. I cannot say enough great things about them. I am sad that my wedding is over because I miss chatting with them. Thank you all so much for such a fantastic job!!! <3 xoxo"


Kristine + Ian

Vinlaun Photography

"We booked Carrie as a Day of Planner. What we didn't know is that we were going to get hands down the best service we could have ever asked for out of this wedding business. Not only did Carrie run the wedding but she did our flowers as well. My wife designed most of this wedding with Carrie's expert advice and then she brought it to life. Carrie's attitude and work ethic were more than we ever dreamed. I was 100% skeptical about a day of planner but I will tell you now I don't know how we would have done it without her."

Kyle + Sybil

Andrew & Tianna Photography

"Carrie is the absolute best wedding planner in the world! She is worth her weight in gold!! She constantly went above and beyond from day 1. She helped alleviate so much stress during the month of our wedding!! Knowing there was nothing to worry about as Carrie would take care of it- she was a lifesaver!!! She is so sweet and truly passionate about her work and her business. You can tell how much she absolutely loves what she does. She was easy to get in contact with at any day or time, even over something small that seemed irrelevant- she was on top of it! We did not think we could afford a wedding planner but once we heard about Carrie and her services, as well as the reasonable prices, we knew we had to go with the Happy Hour Hostess. We were blown away with how fabulous and hard working she is. She was worth every penny, and then some!! If you are looking for a wedding planner or thought you couldn’t afford one, stop looking, you have found the best of the best!!! "


Frances + Jason

 ross Costanza Photography

"Carrie is literally the best wedding planner out there. Not only is she amazing, but her entire team is which is hard to do. I have had countless people tell me my wedding was the best one they’ve ever been to. No matter what curve ball they were thrown, they somehow made it work out even better. I want my sister to have them as her wedding planner too, and I tell all my friends they’re the best you can have! If you are looking for a wedding planner, choose Carrie and her team!!"



Amber + Quincy

David Champagne Photography

"Carrie and the Happy Hour Hostess did an amazing job coordinating my wedding! We hired HHH for a "month of" wedding coordination package, my photo booth and flower coordination. Although I only hired her for the month of planning, she helped me during the entire year by being available for questions, and recommending vendors. She really put all the pieces in place on our wedding day. They have one goal in mind, which is to make the bride and groom happy. She really had our best interests the entire time. Carrie responded in a timely matter to all my questions and concerns. Our flowers were beautiful, our wedding vision really became a reality! Our best wedding investment. We love the HHH!"

Lauren + Gerald

Natchez Photography

"Great working with Carrie and her Assistants, they were on top of everything. As a wedding photographer @NatchezPhotography, it’s always great to have a good planner/ coordinator. We are happy to say that The Happy Hour Hostess is just that."
 


Natchez Photography

Natchez Photography

"If you are on the fence about using the happy hour hostess as your wedding planner—JUST DO IT. You won’t regret it, I guarantee you. Best decision I made as far as wedding planning goes. We are not rich, by any means, so don’t use your finances as an excuse. When it comes to relieving your stress when planning a wedding, it is priceless, and Carrie does the best job possible!" 



Liana + Wesley

Sharon Elizabeth Photography

"You and your team made my wedding the best day of my life!"


Alice + Levi

Mallory McClure Photography

"Carrie is such a sweet and amazing person. We were so fortunate to have her for our wedding coordinator. Emily and I told her the goal was to have our families enjoy the wedding and not feel compelled to do anything to assist with the wedding. Mission Accomplished! She was extremely organized and set an amazing itinerary for the entire wedding weekend. Her staff was very helpful too. She coordinated with all of our other vendors to make sure they were all on the same page. We cannot emphasize enough how great she is! "


Steve + Emily

Exposure Photography

"I had the priviledge to work along side Carrie and her team at Happy Hour Hostess and they were incredible from start to finish. So easy going yet so on point and diligent in all the details of planning and execute the wedding of Liana and Wesley. She had a flawless timeline and was simply a servant to all around her, most importantly the Bride & Groom. The couple was over the top happy with the way everything turned. As a fellow vendor it was wonderful to have a planner that was so thorough, kind as well as passionate about weddings. I look forward to working with Carrie and her team in the near future."
 


DJ West

From DJ West

"Y'all, Carrie and her team at The Happy Hostess are amazing and worth every penny! Carrie helped coordinate our wedding last month and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! She helped run our rehearsal and made sure every member of our rowdy bridal party knew where they needed to be. She was there early on wedding day to set up all of our wedding decorations and stayed late to clean everything up. We explained our vision to Carrie and how we wanted everything arranged and she executed it beautifully! It was such a great feeling going into our wedding weekend knowing we were in such great hands. The only thing we were responsible for was enjoying our wedding! Due to weather, we had to make a last minute change to an indoor ceremony and Carrie made it happen in a snap! She was able to quickly rearrange our outdoor ceremony decorations to work indoors and the set up was incredible. Carrie was so helpful during the planning process as well. She was always available for questions and advice. If I had a last minute question about a vendor, she was only a quick phone call or text message away. If you are on the hunt for a wedding coordinator, Carrie is your girl! We are so grateful for all her help during our wedding. She truly goes above and beyond. Not only did she help everything run smoothly on wedding day, but she was a great support as well. Thanks Carrie for everything!
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Kristi + David

Terri Mchugh Photography

"I am convinced Carrie can make anything happen. I am from out of state and was planning the wedding myself when I realized I absolutely needed a day of wedding coordinator. With multiple vendors lined up, there were so many details I did not realize that I needed to coordinate for. Carrie worked with me two months before my wedding (and answered questions I may have had months before that) and made sure that every detail was covered. She is so sweet and caring and would do anything for her brides. She even had her husband pick up a pop up canopy the day of our wedding when rainclouds threatened to prevent our DJ from setting up his equipment for our outdoor ceremony! My wedding played out just as I envisoned it which is what every bride could only wish for. (And her rates can't be beat either) Carrie is a beautiful person inside and out and I could not have asked for a better coordinator."
 


Jessica + Travis

Andrew & Tianna Photography

"We could not have had a more perfect wedding day and we owe it all to Carrie and her team! Once I realized I couldn't survive without a wedding coordinator, I reached out to Carrie and one other vendor. After my first phone conversation with Carrie, I knew it was a done deal- the other vendor stood no chance. Conversation was so easy and she was able to see exactly what I wanted on my wedding day. I knew if I chose Carrie, our day would run so smooth. And it did just that. She had everything so organized and was always one step (actually several!) ahead of me so I had no worries. From her coming to check on me at the hotel during hair and make up, to welcoming us to the venue with drinks in hand- it was perfect. They even ran errands during the reception when we ran out of wine! We couldn't have lucked out any more and I HIGHLY recommend The Happy Hour Hostess."


Krystin + John

Compo Photography

"Carrie just created the most wonderful Beatle's themed party for my husband's 64th birthday. He was thrilled with the attention to details. And he and I got to enjoy our guests, the food, the atmosphere without any worries. She and her crew just took over and did the work with smiles on their faces the whole evening. Thank you to the Happy Hour Hostess and her fantastic imagination and creativity. You ROCK!!!"

Robyn

Mike Dragon Photography

"If you want a stress free wedding, I highly recommend using these guys!! Carrie and her sister were amazing with everything. Big thanks for making all the flowers, everyone loved there photo booth, and huge thanks for keeping things flowing and fun!! Couldn't have done it without you guys!!! Thank you soooo much!!! Any one would be an idiot to not use them!"

Jordan + Kyle

Compo Photography

"Carrie was the 2nd best thing that happened at my wedding hands down, first being that I got to marry the man of my dreams! Carrie was so on top of things, she coordinated with all of our vendors taking that stress off of us. She not only made everything run so smoothly but she went above and beyond what I would consider her call of duty. I was diagnosed with debilitating social anxiety, which I completely forgot about when concocting our plan for a 200 guest wedding. As the time got closer my anxiety started taking over so I looked into a wedding planner and came across her website. After talking with her on the phone I knew she was the perfect person for the job! Looking back I couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job or even as good as she did. She caterered to every single need when it came to my anxiety and stress level. She constantly checked in with me on a personal level to make sure I was okay from the moment we signed our contract down to us checking into our hotel room after the wedding." I honestly can't say enough about Carrie and will not only be recommending her to anyone and everyone I know but I know we'll be using her again for events in the future.
Carrie - Thank you so much you are truly a godsend!
XOXO

Tiffany + Brad

Anthony Pakigan Photography

"Carrie!!! I had to start with adding more STARS. Your simply AMAZING my friend. Our wedding day was ALL that I dreamed of and THANK YOU for helping to make it come true. Our venue became a beautiful elegant setting that we and everyone loved. Your attention to detail and "SOP" was EXCEPTIONAL. Your positive and upbeat attitude along with your cheery smile packs a punch to knock out stress when planning such a special and memorable day. So looking forward to working with you again. Blessings to you ,Jessie and your family!"


Monica + Dexter

"Happy Hour Hostess is wonderful!! In fact, after organizing my son's graduation party, I have asked Carried to be my "sister wife!" She is that fabulous! I contacted her because I wanted to be a guest at one of our parties for once instead of running around and not getting to enjoy the party. Carrie handled everything. She contacted the food truck (her idea and a huge hit!), the mexican restaurant for our son's favorite dish, did all the decorations, helped me with invites, set up, made sure my guests had everything they needed and basically made it the best party we ever have thrown! My son was thrilled and so were we. Since then, I have contacted Carrie on a smaller scale, to make invites to my daughter's project runway birthday party. She did the custom invites, backstage passes, banners to hang about, signs for our food and of course the famous and can't live without water bottle labels! Again, another successful party due to The Happy Hour Hostess!" 


Lori 

"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's Eye View Photography

"Carrie stands out in a sea of wedding professionals. Attentive to details and never not smiling, we found ourselves saying over and over again during the wedding day how much we like her! Carrie is someone you can trust to make your wedding dreams come true and we will highly recommend her to all our couples! Thank you Carrie for being so incredibly awesome!"

Luke & Ashley Photography

Luke & Ashley Photography

"My husband threw me a "Tacky Tourist" birthday party with the expert help of Carrie and her staff. It was amazing! There were 80 guests. The food, decorations and amusements were perfect to the theme. I had a wonderful time and did not worry about anything but visiting with friends and celebrating. I would never do a party without the Happy Hour Hostess!"

Robyn

"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carrie and her team. I knew when we met her instantly she was going to be the person we needed to help plan our wedding. We hired Carrie for Month of Coordination and to do our florals. Carrie was there not just for the month but throughout the entire process and always was very welcoming and helpful. I told my husband what I loved the most about Carrie was how genuine she was and wasn’t trying to upsell us to something else just because it was our wedding. Everything went off without a hitch even getting last minute heaters for outside for our 36 degree wedding day. Carrie also designed our florals for us. She did an AMAZING job and really took the time with us at the floral shop to pick the exact flowers and look we were going for. Carrie is the best vendor to book for your wedding. You will regret NOT hiring her!

Sybil + Kyle

Andrew & Tianna Photography

"3 years ago my now daughter-in-law was searching for a wedding event planner and found Carrie. We had gone to 3 other people who were recommended. We found Carrie & she was attentive upon our first meeting. She was most friendly & genuinely cheery. She sent a Thank you email with details she had listened to at our meet and greet. She was reasonably priced and so on every detail throughout the whole wedding & reception. Needless to say that put our minds at ease and she kept emailing us throughout the whole process which helped all involved people stay on the same page. It was her first wedding event and you would never have known she hadn’t been doing this wedding “thing” for years! She was calm cool & collected even when things got wobbly. Highly recommend Carrie Lauck!"

Betsy

Sharon Elizabeth Photography

"I first debated whether or not I would need a wedding coordinator for my recent October wedding. This was mainly due to the fact that I was having a great time picking my vendors and organizing my special day. I decided to hire a wedding coordinator particularly for support and organization during the big day, and to make sure my mom and sister were able to enjoy the day with me (and without a coordinator, I knew they would be running around for me). Carrie was recommended to me by our planner for the rehearsal dinner venue. The planner said “I just know you will get along!” and we did! I reached out to Carrie and she gave a very detailed description of her wedding services and what to expect between the packages. I was not pressured to pick the most expensive package and during our first call, I knew Carrie would be the perfect person to help with my wedding. She was always friendly, calm, professional, and realistic about plans. She let me make my choices but was also there to give sound advice based on her experience. She was always present when I needed her, but also never pushy and really understood what I wanted for my wedding day. When I began to feel stressed, Carrie had a good answer and I felt good about the big day. Carrie went above and beyond the expectations. My wedding party had beautiful timelines that kept everything organized…not a single detail missed! We were moving from hotel suite to church to another reception venue so many moving pieces that went flawlessly…I am sure mainly due to Carrie keeping myself and the vendors informed and on schedule. I appreciated that she communicated so well with my vendors, particularly when we were getting closer to the wedding day, I was finding I forgot to pass something on, and Carrie already had it covered. During the day, Carrie took care of us and the wedding party. She helped make sure we enjoyed all the special events we spent so much time planning while also visiting with friends and family. The next day, many members of my wedding party talked about how great Carrie was, some who were recently married who said she was the best compared to others! My mom said she doesn’t know what we would have done without her. She is right! I absolutely recommend Carrie for your wedding needs. Thank you, Carrie and the HH Hostess team for helping to make my day so perfect!"

Rachel + Phil

Echard Wheeler Photography

"I first debated whether or not I would need a wedding coordinator for my recent October wedding. This was mainly due to the fact that I was having a great time picking my vendors and organizing my special day. I decided to hire a wedding coordinator particularly for support and organization during the big day, and to make sure my mom and sister were able to enjoy the day with me (and without a coordinator, I knew they would be running around for me). Carrie was recommended to me by our planner for the rehearsal dinner venue. The planner said “I just know you will get along!” and we did! I reached out to Carrie and she gave a very detailed description of her wedding services and what to expect between the packages. I was not pressured to pick the most expensive package and during our first call, I knew Carrie would be the perfect person to help with my wedding. She was always friendly, calm, professional, and realistic about plans. She let me make my choices but was also there to give sound advice based on her experience. She was always present when I needed her, but also never pushy and really understood what I wanted for my wedding day. When I began to feel stressed, Carrie had a good answer and I felt good about the big day. Carrie went above and beyond the expectations. My wedding party had beautiful timelines that kept everything organized…not a single detail missed! We were moving from hotel suite to church to another reception venue so many moving pieces that went flawlessly…I am sure mainly due to Carrie keeping myself and the vendors informed and on schedule. I appreciated that she communicated so well with my vendors, particularly when we were getting closer to the wedding day, I was finding I forgot to pass something on, and Carrie already had it covered. During the day, Carrie took care of us and the wedding party. She helped make sure we enjoyed all the special events we spent so much time planning while also visiting with friends and family. The next day, many members of my wedding party talked about how great Carrie was, some who were recently married who said she was the best compared to others! My mom said she doesn’t know what we would have done without her. She is right! I absolutely recommend Carrie for your wedding needs. Thank you, Carrie and the HH Hostess team for helping to make my day so perfect!"

"I can not truly put into words how amazing Carrie and her team are, because they are simply the best. I hired Carrie as our Month of Coordinator more then a year out from our wedding. Even then she was always an email or phone call away about ideas or helpful tips. She gave suggestions on things from vendors to save the dates. When our day final came it went by flawlessly. Carrie and her staff made our day a dream come true. I truly do not feel that anyone else could have made our day as special as Carrie did. She truly is the best of the best."

Ashley + Christopher

Compo Photography

"I couldn't say more good things about Carrie and her staff. Our wedding definitely would not have been so successful without her love and joy that she puts into her work. Carrie was dedicated to working with my husband and I on planning our wedding from Oklahoma and went out of her to make each detail sparkle"

Chelsea + Patrick

Sterling Life Photography

"Our official wedding planning did not begin until we hired Happy Hour Hostess. Referred to us from a friend who had previously worked with Carrie, she was one of the best decisions we made during the process. When she arrived 9 months before our wedding to pitch her services, it was impossible to find a reason not to hire her. Her enthusiasm was contagious, she really listened to what we wanted, and she was already prepared with a number of ideas. Throughout the process Carrie allowed us to be engaged in decision making as much or little as we preferred. Because she truly understood what we wanted, she was able to make important design or planning changes without us, but was also happy to give us time and guidance for the decisions we wanted to make.  She had already developed and maintained great relationships with a number of food and rental vendors and was able to manage those relationships easily. Carrie was also a constant source for creative ideas for decorations, menus, guest gifts and ceremony structure and she really made our wedding ideas come to life. When the weather impacted our beach wedding at the last minute, she was able to jump in and make arrangements for an alternate ceremony location. Carrie was also able to seamlessly integrate into our personal lives. She was present at each of our wedding events and interacted with our family and friends as if they were her own. We had always been told that weddings were extremely stressful, time-consuming events but Carrie managed to transform the experience into something that was fun and easy with an endless list of options and ideas. We had an absolutely beautiful and amazing wedding weekend and we cannot thank Carrie and Happy Hour Hostess enough."

Ann + Patrick

The Madious

"Our official wedding planning did not begin until we hired Happy Hour Hostess. Referred to us from a friend who had previously worked with Carrie, she was one of the best decisions we made during the process. When she arrived 9 months before our wedding to pitch her services, it was impossible to find a reason not to hire her. Her enthusiasm was contagious, she really listened to what we wanted, and she was already prepared with a number of ideas. Throughout the process Carrie allowed us to be engaged in decision making as much or little as we preferred. Because she truly understood what we wanted, she was able to make important design or planning changes without us, but was also happy to give us time and guidance for the decisions we wanted to make.  She had already developed and maintained great relationships with a number of food and rental vendors and was able to manage those relationships easily. Carrie was also a constant source for creative ideas for decorations, menus, guest gifts and ceremony structure and she really made our wedding ideas come to life. When the weather impacted our beach wedding at the last minute, she was able to jump in and make arrangements for an alternate ceremony location. Carrie was also able to seamlessly integrate into our personal lives. She was present at each of our wedding events and interacted with our family and friends as if they were her own. We had always been told that weddings were extremely stressful, time-consuming events but Carrie managed to transform the experience into something that was fun and easy with an endless list of options and ideas. We had an absolutely beautiful and amazing wedding weekend and we cannot thank Carrie and Happy Hour Hostess enough."