"Side by Side (Kathie and Jacqui Resop) were an absolute dream to work with!!! When my husband and I decided on Naples, Florida for our destination wedding, we knew immediately that we had our hands full. However, after finding this mother/daughter duo, our concerns were put to ease. These two were a match made for my mom and I. We loved them from the second we met them; as the two of them were extremely relatable and gave off great energy. Kathie and Jacqui are fun, thorough, and detail oriented. In addition, we always look to work with genuine, kind and talented individuals, and these two exceeded our expectations. They helped us put together a PERFECT vendor team that brought our soft, flowy and elegant vision to life. Wedding planners are essential to a seamless affair and we would highly recommend these two!"
"Kathie and Jacqui are the best!! I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about them. I have a demanding work schedule and was planning our destination wedding on a shorter timeline. I was nervous that this would not be feasible based on all the time and energy it takes to plan a wedding, but they immediately set me at ease. They helped with initiating the planning process, organization, communication with vendors, working around my schedule to talk with me, creating timelines, and supporting me the day of the wedding- essentially managing the process from end-to-end while allowing me to create the aesthetic I wanted. Jacqui and Kathie are experts on the best vendors in the area and offered honest feedback which I valued being from out-of-town. They helped me to find vendors that fit perfectly for what I wanted and helped me stay on track all the way. Kathie and Jacqui are amazing at what they do and also genuinely wonderful people. I felt like I was planning our wedding with friends I've known for ages. They truly care and I knew they wanted the day to be perfect for us. I was able to fully enjoy our wedding day without worrying about day-of tasks, minor details, or any issues- they were on top of every detail so that we could just have FUN and enjoy the day. Without them, it would have been a drastically different experience and I'm so thankful they were able to be a part of our wedding. I was in need of a wedding planner who is professional, flexible, easy to work with, has a high taste level, is efficient, and would help me streamline the wedding planning process... and Kathie and Jacqui absolutely exceeded my expectations!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have imagined going through the process without their help."
"What a dynamic duo! I definitely couldn’t have gone through my wedding planning process without Kathie and Jacqui. From the very beginning of the planning down to the very last detail on the day of, they were just amazing. They recommended some fantastic vendors, were always there when I had a question (and I had a lot of questions), and just put together the most amazing wedding day I could have asked for. It was like working with family. If you're looking for a stress free wedding planning process and a smooth day of, hire these two, they are truly amazing!"
"Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for being such a huge help and integral part of the wedding planning process for us. My mom and I could NOT have planned this destination wedding without you and you both were such a delight to work with from the very start. I feel like you made the daunting task of planning a wedding thousands of miles away seem like a walk in the park. Not to mention you two were just so sweet and fun! I could not have asked for better vendors and LOVED each and every one you referred to us. When you are planning a destination wedding and have no idea about which vendors to use, this was extremely hepful. Thank you again for everything, I truly did have my dream wedding and you played a big part of making that happen!!! I would not have used anybody else to help coordinate my wedding and am grateful that LaPlaya referred me to Side by Side!"
"I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Side by Side Weddings (Kathie and Jacqui). They are incredibly talented at what they do! As soon as my husband and I chose them for our wedding planners, our wedding just fell into place. They made my life (as the bride) extremely easy and stress free. Every one of their recommendations were spot on to what we were looking for. They are passionate, detailed, extremely organized and incredibly hardworking. I woke up the day of my wedding completely at ease knowing the day was in their hands. Our wedding was truly a dream come true and we owe it all them. We could never thank them enough for the best day of our lives."
"Kathie and Jacqui, you both were the best - we couldn't have asked for a better duo! Thank you for making our day so seamless. Our appreciation is endless!
Working with Kathie and Jacqui throughout our wedding planning process was absolutely incredible! Not only are they two of the sweetest people we've met, they really, really know their stuff! We were so beyond pleased with them - from our very first meeting, until our wedding day. They are both so knowledgeable, professional, fun and a HUGE stress relief! Having Kathie and Jacqui work with us on the day of our wedding was the best decision we made. We didn't have to worry about a thing! They truly were on top of every last detail, and it was so amazing to have them right by my side throughout the day. Any last minute thing I thought of, they had already taken care of! They really brought such a sense of calm, and were so attentive and anticipated our every need. They coordinated with all of the vendors as we got closer to the wedding, and handled all of the logistics for us on the day of - which was an incredible help. I was able to relax all day with my friends and family and not have to worry about anything, thanks to them! It was such an incredible experience - these ladies worked so hard for us and made our day so perfect! You will NOT regret working with them - they're the best."
Jenna H., Bride
"Kathie and Jacqui are the reason why our wedding came together! We owe them everything for our special day and we have nothing but glowing things to say. I knew from my first conversation with Kathie that these two were going to be what we needed to help us pull off our day. They were always organized, always on top of everything, and always available! While we hired them for day of coordination, they were also helpful with finding some last minute vendors. I'm a type-A lawyer and thought I could handle all the wedding planning on my own. After having Kathie and Jacqui for a few months, I wished everyday that I had them from the beginning. Thank you ladies for making our day so special"
"Side by Side is by far the BEST event planning service you can use. On the day of our wedding, their attention to detail and their ability to remove all last minute stress like ensuring all vendors were there on time, working with the photographer to ensure timelines were met, and working with the venue to guarantee everything went off without a hitch truly made our day wonderful and let my family, husband and I 100% enjoy the day without worrying about anything! As we were planning a destination wedding from OH for FL, Kathie and Jacqui understood the stress involved with planning from afar and did everything imaginable to see that everything was taken care of and overall, that we were happy. For example, a band that we had researched was playing at a restaurant in Naples. As we were hesitant about booking a band from OH, Kathie & Jacqui went to the restaurant, ate dinner and watched the band play and as soon as they left gave us feedback! Not only does Side by Side help in all areas leading up to the wedding - but on the day of - they truly are the Dream Team that you want on your side! We are forever thankful that we found them and used them for our wedding. For those that are looking to plan a destination wedding/event, and even those who are planning locally - you can expect 100% wonderful service. Working with Kathie and Jacqui are like working with two friends who truly care about making your day and the time leading up to your event as special and stress free as possible. They have top notch referrals for photographers, officiants, flower & décor, music so you can be sure that when you work with Side by Side not only are you working with the best Event Planners - you are working with the best in all other areas as well. Their name says it all -you can expect someone to stand, laugh, cry, and be by your side, in the craziest and calmest of situations and know they have your best interests at heart. Truly the best and nothing less - they are amazing!"
"HAPPILY writing this review for a great team!! These two women went above and beyond for my special day. I hired them because our wedding was destination from NJ. My mother, husband and I had all vendors and most plans done, until I came across SBS to make everything run even more smoothly. They were the first two faces I welcomed into our suite the morning of the wedding. Bright and early, yet both so cheerful and truly excited for the day. They did not leave the site until I was upstairs in my suite, literally in the bathroom taking off my wedding dress to change and go to the after party. They were hands on in ways that you don’t realize until day of and how much more work there is it to done. I woke up that morning and I had NOTHING to worry about. I never even received a call or text from them bothering with question and/or answers. They took care of everything at that point for me. Many brides are on the phone during the morning of with vendors or things they may have forgotten about (last minute things DO exist—trust me!!) and go into full panic mode. With these two women, I promise there is NO stress. It was pleasant, calming, and I enjoyed every second with my girls until it was time to walk down the aisle! I give big props to Jacqui and Kathy for the stress free day and relaxed feel I had.
Jenna C., Bride
Kathie and Jacqui are and were wonderful! We hired them for my daughter's destination wedding in Naples, FL. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew we had found the right team. So personable and so fun! An instant friendship which made a perfect wedding. We didn't worry about a thing. Everything was perfect, from the set up to the take down, communication with the vendors, communication with the guests, etc. You don't have a worry in the world, they do it all. I can't say enough... THE BEST IN NAPLES!
Tressie, Mother of Bride
"If you are getting married in the Naples, Florida area, these two are a must-hire!! I utilized Kathie and Jacqui's month-of coordination for my wedding. I am a very organized person and originally my mom and I thought we could do everything on our own, but I am SO glad we hired Kathie and Jacqui and truly do not know what I would have done without them. Beyond just their traditional month of coordination tasks (e.g. confirming all vendors, arrival times, making sure your day runs perfectly), they went above and beyond to help me pick up the pieces from some changes Hurricane Irma caused to our wedding day. Speaking of above and beyond, they also managed to address every tiny little detail - from ensuring my MANY personal items (frames, decor, etc.) were placed exactly how I wanted, to bringing double sided tape to help my bridesmaid dresses stay on these beautiful hangers I bought. Throughout the month before the wedding, they were so friendly and always available via phone and email. They know all of the vendors in the area personally and very well, and they were able to leverage those relationships to make the planning and day of the best it could be. They were SUCH a joy to work with and talk to, and I hope to stay in touch with them for years to come. Thank you so much, Kathie and Jacqui!"
"Kathie, I honestly don't know what I would have done without you. I never thought I could feel so close to someone in such a short time as I did with you. You made such an impression on my family that we are actually sad this wedding is over. To see your reaction as we gathered with our family and saw the love we had for one another shows just what a compassionate person you are and it was an honor to have met you. I also want to thank you for being so great with Brooke. That was so thoughtful of you to bring her a little present when you arrived at the airport to meet us. We are going to miss you so much. Than kyou have for everything and for just being you!"
"Kathie and Jacqui are an amazing duo!! We hired them to help us with "day of planning", but they went above and beyond and were with us at every step of the way!! They truly made my wedding day so special and amazing, and they were such a joy to work with. My mom and I loved working with this team and we would hire them all over again given the opportunity! They are well connected with other vendors in the area and everyone loves to work with them. They are a joy to work with and I can only say good things about our time with them!!"