Member Since: 5/26/2007
I hired Lauren Carrillo with Something to Celebrate to provide some design assistance, help with the floral vendor, and then take over the process as the big day got closer. Lauren was truly a dream to work with - she always goes above and beyond and is always willing to help out and provide guidance and advice. I still can't even believe how easy the final month leading up to our wedding was! Lauren dealt with all the final confirmations, created an incredibly detailed itinerary (thank goodness!), and was on hand to make sure that everything went as planned. I can honestly say that there wasn't a single thing that went wrong on our wedding day and I give a lot of that credit to Lauren and her assistant, Meagan. I would definitely recommend Lauren to all the future brides! She's just so great!!
Member Since: 7/9/2013
Lauren Carrillo at Something to Celebrate. Lauren was amazing. I did all the planning of my wedding and hired Lauren to help me with the final details two months before my wedding day. She was a lifesaver. She put together an extremely detailed itinerary that she sent to all of my vendors and my wedding party. At this point, I would have had a panic attack if I had to deal with anymore planning or organizing. Lauren completely took over with the responsibility of managing all of my vendors and did an amazing job. My wedding weekend went off without a hitch. There were no surprises, no disasters; absolutely everything went perfectly. She also stayed at the reception venue all morning to manage the setup. I never had to worry if everything was coming together like I imagined because Lauren was there to make sure all the vendors showed up and did their part. I can't imagine having such an amazing wedding weekend and enjoying every single minute of it, without Lauren. I didn't have to think of anything but the excitement of marrying the most amazing guy ever. Planning a wedding is a lot of stress and work, but looking back all I remember is how grateful I am that I hired Lauren and was able to enjoy my wedding weekend. It all goes by so fast so you don't want to miss the fun by trying to manage it yourself.
Member Since: 3/27/2013
Lauren Carrillo was fabulous. Our wedding day at the houstonian went over without one flaw. Lauren had great ideas for us. This was the best money I could have spent and highly recommend any one else planning a wedding investing in this coordinator. Even my husband, the man with the budget said we could not have done this on our own. We had a march outdoor wedding, reception inside. It was perfect !!!!
Member Since: 5/17/2011
Something to Celebrate should be your go to for wedding planners in Houston! Lauren Carillo was absolutely amazing and made the entire wedding planning process easy. She is incredibly organized, sweet, creative...just perfect! The value of what you pay for the services is a steal. I 100% recommend everyone give them a call!
Member Since: 12/31/2006
Lauren made our wedding happen and we are so thankful for her calmness, preparedness and assertiveness. She provided a voice of reason and our wedding day truly was planned to perfection. One of my favorite things about Lauren was the way she treated everyone on the day of our wedding with kindness and patience. I felt confident giving up control of the details the day of my wedding knowing Lauren was in charge. Throughout the planning process, she was so responsive, joyful and willing to help! I will miss working with her!
Member Since: 8/19/2013
I had the chance to come in contact with Lauren Carrillo about 3 months before our wedding. My father found information on Something to Celebrate by looking at "The Knot," and told me he immediately found Lauren pleasant to talk to on the phone. From the moment I called her, she was already able to calm me down about the planning process, and I felt like she understood what I wanted to convey. On top of this, her comments were so supportive, and she seemed motivated to want to make the wedding what my (now husband) and I wanted it to be like - her primary goal was to make sure we got what we wanted.
Lauren was awesome throughout the process! The package I had asked for was coordinating for the 10 days before, and also for vendor liaison - which I'm so thankful I did. Lauren did an amazing job at making contact with all of our vendors, making sure that everyone knew what would be going on, where they needed to be at what time, and also went out of her way with making sure all of our contracts were in order, and that everything was ready :)
Our wedding day was beautiful. Everything went the way we had wanted it to, and not only my husband and I, but the bridal party and even some of our guests commented on how sweet, helpful, and pleasant Lauren was. (Lauren brought her assistant too, who was also very kind and helpful - I apologize I do not remember her name).
Lauren was a lot of fun to work with, and after the wedding was over, I even began to miss the daily emails I had with her throughout the process of wedding planning.
I would very highly recommend this company (and Lauren specifically) - I thought the help we received was definitely worth the cost, and I don't know how we could have done this without her!
Member Since: 2/13/2003
Resha and I clicked from the first time I met her. She has a great personality and is definintely a go-getter. Resha truly listened to what I wanted in my 'perfect' wedding and with her experience and creativity, we ended up with a wedding day beyond all expectations.
Resha managed to make our wedding day as stress free as it could get and the flow of the day was impressive to everyone! The experience we managed to have in the overall planning and the wedding day itself was truly unforgettable and we are so grateful to Resha and the whole team for putting it all together!
Member Since: 4/15/2012
Something to Celebrate provided all the services needed to result in the most beautiful wedding my daughter and son-in-law could have ever had!!! From the initial interview with Lauren, our wedding planner, to the final minutes following the wedding reception, I truly know we made the best choice in selecting Something to Celebrate to plan, offer advice, and execute all tasks regarding the wedding!
Lauren was so helpful in offering ideas, advice, meeting with us at our convenience! The wedding itinerary and coordination of all vendors was perfect - thanks to Lauren!
I never felt like I was "just a customer"! Something to Celebrate offered the that personal touch needed to ensure that my daughter and son-in-law had the wedding of their dreams!
Member Since: 9/12/2013
If you want an amazing wedding planner, don't hesitate to contact Lauren Carrillo at Something to Celebrate. I couldn't have asked for someone more organized or hands on for an extremely memorable day. She was at every meeting with me, on time and always gave me the best input. You won't be disappointed with the help of Lauren. She made the day flawless. She was on top of every little thing and when I lost my earring back on the dance floor, she took the back off of the earrings she was wearing... simply the best! Thank you so much to Lauren with Something to Celebrate for making my wedding absolute perfection. I could NOT have done it without you!
Janessa and Doug
Member Since: 7/4/2012
A few months into the wedding planning process I realized that hiring a planner was an absolute necessity. I had seen Resha, from Something to Celebrate, in action at a previous wedding and knew the work she produced, plus the bride from that wedding highly recommended her. My husband, parents, and I met with Resha and booked shortly thereafter. Throughout the entire process she was quick to respond to all e-mails, worked around our crazy schedules to ensure we followed our timeline, and understood and successfully helped to execute my vision.
On the day of the wedding, Resha's itinerary kept every vendor and wedding party member on time, which equaled to zero stress for me :) I had no worries that things wouldn't turn out as expected because I knew Resha was on the scene and had our backs! Our wedding day was beyond perfect and guests raved not only about the big day but about Resha as well.
If there was a way to hire Resha as my life planner then I totally would (make dentist appointments, negotiate a good deal on a new house, etc.), she is amazingly organized, trustworthy, and knowledgeable.
Highly recommend Something to Celebrate and Resha!
Member Since: 10/25/2012
Resha was the wedding planner for our daughter's wedding. She got right on board with our daughter's vision for her wedding. She had wonderful ideas and really helped us navigate through the process. The venue required that everything be brought in...tables, chairs, food, etc. If we hadn't had Resha I think it would have been terribly difficult to get it all together. She made it easy for us and we actually got to enjoy the day without any cares or stress. Our daughter said that it was the perfect wedding and exactly what she had always dreamed of -- 'Nuf said!!
Member Since: 9/2/2013
We totally enjoyed working with Resha to plan our daughter's wedding. Resha's very professional and knows the business extremely well.
Member Since: 6/2/2011
We hired Lauren to coordinate our wedding and she was amazing. Her professionalism and confidence allowed us to feel grounded, especially as the big date drew near. Weddings can be hectic to organize and we felt Lauren did an outstanding job. As a bonus, she helped us out by returning some of our rental gear. We couldn't have had our perfect wedding experience without her help. Thanks so much Lauren! We highly recommend her.
Member Since: 8/5/2013
After booking our church and reception venu, Resha and Something to Celebrate were recommended to us by a girl at our reception venu. I am not from Houston, which is where we had our wedding, and did not live there during the wedding planning process. We knew that having a wedding planner was going to be a must, and after our first meeting with Resha I knew I was going to LOVE working with her. If I could sum up the entire year of planning with Resha in a few words, I would have to say it felt like I was planning the entire wedding with my best friend. She was always there to answer my questions, no matter how crazy I sounded, and I never felt uncomfortable talking to her about anything. If anything went wrong the day of the wedding I had absolutely no idea because for us, the day went by flawlessly. I can not recommend Resha and all of the girls at something to celebrate enough. She brought my vision to life and the day ended up being more than I ever could have dreamed.
Member Since: 5/31/2012
I found Resha through a friend who had nothing but good things to say about her, and I'm so glad I took that recommendation! Resha always responded to ALL my e-mails (even the stupid ones) super fast. I went through 30+ venues and changed my mind about things a few times, but she never made me feel like it was any trouble. Whenever I told my other vendors who my wedding coordinator was - it was met with excitement (she makes everything fun and easy for us) and a small amount of "fear" (like oh man we have to bring our A game for her)! Exactly the type of attitude I'd want my vendors to have to ensure my wedding was flawless - which it was!!! Our family and bridal party could not stop raving about Resha and all my vendors (whom or course she recommended)! Do yourself a favor and get with Resha!
Member Since: 6/10/2012
You ABSOLUTELY need a coordinator on your wedding day, so do yourself a favor and hire Resha. She was available 24/7 to address any of my needs by e-mail and phone. The week of my wedding I didn't have to worry about anything. Resha was the buffer b/w me and all of my vendors. My husband, family, and wedding party all commented on how awesome she was throughout the weekend. I couldn't have done it without her!
Member Since: 3/1/2008
Lauren Carrillo and her wonderful team worked our wedding back in March and we couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. Although we were only able to afford weekend services, Lauren made herself available at ALL times and answered many of my annoying questions. Her team was there for me on my big day, not only for my nerves but to handle all of the vendors. Althoguh my wedding is over, my friends is using Something To Celebrate and my sister-in-law recently became engaged and the first person we thought of was Lauren, can't wait to see her team again! We couldnt reccomend this team enough!
Thank you for everything.
Member Since: 8/30/2012
When it came to my wedding planning, I had everything picked out (or at least I thought I did), but I needed someone to help bring it all together for the big day so we could enjoy the day to the fullest. Lauren Carillo of Something To Celebrate was recommended to me by my sister who was in another wedding that Lauren coordinated. I accepted by sister's recommendation and didn't look back. Lauren was not only very professional, well organized and knowledgeable, but also very genuine and thoughtful. We met two or three times prior to the wedding. The meetings were conducted efficiently, but not rushed. She was very familiar with practically all of our vendors and knew all of the right questions to ask in order to make our day seamless. When it came to the actual wedding day, it was as though she was a puppeteer in that, she was fully in control, but yet, you didn’t see her. We were fully prepared for our wedding day and thanks to Lauren, it is a day that we will remember more fondly than I could have imagined!
Member Since: 4/9/2012
First of all, I really liked the versatility of STC allowing you to choose the level of help you think you'll need. Lauren Carrillo was my wedding coordinator and she is just excellent at what she does. Here are my comments:
1- We had the right amount of meetings and the communication was always very effective. She was very organized following up with emails and I was terrible at responding them but she was very persistent to obtain the information she needed in a timely manner. :o)
2- I don't have any family in the US and my Maid of Honor also lives abroad, so I had very little help from anybody else apart from Lauren during the planning phase of my wedding. She was always reachable to answer all my questions and concerns, maintaining a very nice and professional attitude.
3. The big day came and she had everything under control; there was not a single detail that she hasn't thought of and the beauty of it, in my view, is that it still felt very natural, there was a very spontaneous flow of events taking place throughout the evening that had all been meticulously planned and she (and her team) made it all seamless.
I can not be more thankful, I had a perfect day!
Member Since: 1/19/2012
Something to Celebrate completely made my wedding. My coordinator was Resha Zazueta and she was amazing. I had a ton of vendors and many fine details that were hard to keep track of and monitor. I am VERY picky and I like things to be a certain way and I was accommodated every step of the way. Resha kept in communication with me the entire time and was always receptive and easy to get a hold of, even with the simplest questions I had, or something I wanted to go over for the millionth time. Because of Resha, the wedding was absolutely perfect and I didnt have to worry about anything that day and could relax and enjoy my wedding day. After interviewing several coordinators, it was clear that only one company had the experience to handle what we needed and it was made obvious the day of. I can not recommend STC highly enough. If you want a stress free wedding experience, put your wedding in the hands of STC (Resha in particular)!!
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