5 stars just aren't enough to describe how fantastic we think that Raina and her team are!! We booked Raina over a year in advance of our wedding to be our day-of coordinator, but she was so much more than that. She checked in with us periodically about our planning and was always available via email/phone call/text to answer any questions and offer advice. We had hoped for an outdoor wedding, but a storm came through at the last minute, and we had to change our plans. This should have been stressful, but Raina took care of every detail and made sure that we had the most beautiful wedding. Raina thinks of everything, and it is obvious that she sincerely loves what she does. We seriously can't stress enough how wonderful Raina and her team are! If you're looking for a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, you should absolutely book her right now!!
Sarah & Ayan
Raina and her assistants were a breath of fresh air to work with!! We ended up letting our previous coordinator go (a month prior to our ceremony) and were so fortunate to have found Raina on short notice. She and her team were very responsive, professional, punctual, organized, always thinking ahead, and lovely people all around. They literally carried binders with information we'd sent (this was absolutely a dream after choosing the wrong planner initially). If you want to know that a team has your back, will take care of any issues that pop up, and has extensive experience in the wedding industry, choose Weddings and Events by Raina. You'll be relieved you did!! They handled decor setup for our wedding ceremony and reception for over 200 guests on our big day and I can't begin to express what an AMAZING job she and her crew did. We are truly grateful & lucky to have had her on this special day as she had less than one month to put the entire event together.
J ennifer & Amanda
Raina, with Weddings & Events by Raina, is truly a gift to us. My wife, Amanda, and I could not have found a better, kinder, and more loving professional to officiate and plan our wedding. Fears as a same sex couple in finding someone who would share their talent and services with us, in a nonjudmental manner, dissipated when we met Raina. What we found was full acceptance and love. Not only that, she was prepared more than any other officiant we reached out to, met with us, helped us with every detail of how the day could flow, contacted all the vendors to get everyone working cohesively leading up to our wedding, then created a day that was simply perfection. What's more is her pricing was absolutely unbeatable for her quality work then anyone else we researched. She got to know us as individuals and as a couple which created a completely unique ceremony customized to us. We made a life long friend in Raina and full heartedly recommend her to anyone wanting a perfect setting created for their special day.
Megan & Darin
I cannot give enough credit to how well the wedding went because of Raina and her team. I just do not believe I could have pulled it off without her. She is a superhero! She is there to not only plan, but listen to you. Not just about the wedding day, but the stress of it, family problems, gives advice.... I don't even know what I will plan to have for dinner tonight without asking Raina what she thinks! She knows EVERYONE in the area. She has them on speed dial it seems. Often I got responses much quicker asking her a question instead of the vendor directly. She also paired me with the absolute best vendors for me and my wedding, when I asked for her opinion on who to hire. She responds quickly, and if there is a rare case she can't get back to you right away, she will schedule something asap. She is in constant contact with vendors so you. don't. have. to. Period. She already knows what you will forget to bring the day of the wedding (no matter how many times you write it down to remember) and has it ready for you. I could honestly go on and on. She made my wedding so special, and it was genuine. She truly cares about you and your wedding. It is about making a wedding that suits you, she never pushes things on you. She wants your wedding to be as good of a match as your soon-to-be partner. I would hire her and her team again in a heart beat, and highly recommend you do too!!
Sheena & Anthony
Raina is an INCREDIBLE planner!! She has a huge network of recommended vendors, a million and one insider tips for different Nashville venues, a great eye for design, and a literal infinite amount of patience for my stressed-out and disorganized self and all my family. She put us in touch with our wedding vendors, coordinated all the decorations and flowers with my mother, and fielded my increasingly-desperate text messages at all hours of day and night. I cannot imagine how much more stressful our wedding would have been without Raina. First, we were planning from long distance & getting married in Nashville, but planning from New York where we now live. Raina did site visits, picked up materials for us, and worked really closely with us on every detail. I’m a fundamentally disorganized person, and Raina was a lifesaver in serenely checking in with me and politely asking about all kinds of questions that had never occurred to me. She handled all the vendor communication in the weeks leading up to the wedding, including timelines, coordinating all the music choices with the DJ, getting transportation set up on time, on and on and on. For all the other people who are planning a wedding long distance, or who are fundamentally forgetful or disorganized, or just people who feel better with a really calm and organized person around: Raina’s the best!