"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 us to. When you are planning a destination wedding and  have no idea about which vendors to use, this was extremely helpful. Also, the timelines and checklists  that you sent throughout the process were really helpful to make sure we stayed on point with  everything that needed to be done. 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!”

 

Gabrielle, Bride

“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!”

Leah, Bride

I hired Kathie and her daughter Jacqui for my daughter's wedding, who lives in Manhattan. I cannot say enough for either of them. Energy, caring, and attention to detail are just a drop in the bucket for what they do. They contacted all the vendors, set up a timeline for the day and were hands on with it all. I would like to say I am a little anal but not once did I check on the reception site nor the set up for the outdoor ceremony at LaPlaya Resort in Naples, Fl. They were there from start to finish. At the end they even brought over all the gifts plus decorations that we had used for the event over to the bridal suite. If you are searching for a team that thoroughly enjoys doing this, is fun to work with and lets you enjoy the wedding. Look no further, Side By Side is the answer to your dreams. I wish I had another wedding to plan as they would be my first contact. They are also a great guide to helping you choose your vendors. Kudos to Side By Side…You are outstanding.

 

Annie, Mother of Bride

Hiring “day of” wedding coordinator, Kathie Resop with Side By Side, was one of the best decisions I made during the planning phase of my wedding. From the moment I first spoke with Kathie, I knew I was in great hands! She is extremely organized, detail-oriented, passionate and hard-working! I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to execute my entire wedding seamlessly and perfectly! About a month before my wedding, she reached out to all my vendors and made sure she was completely on top of all the details and plans that I put together for my big day. I never had to stress or worry about any of the details leading up to the wedding nor did I have to sweat about my vendors or the schedule, timeline or anything because Kathie and her team was completely in control and on top of everything. She made me feel like I was her most important bride leading up to my wedding and made sure my wedding turned out exactly how I had planned and hoped for. Kathie and her daughter, Jacqui, were an awesome team and I really enjoyed working with them. They helped make my wedding day experience a lot less stressful since I didn’t have to worry about all the little details and the vendors or schedule. I can’t express enough how glad I am that I had the best “day of” coordinator– Kathie Resop!! She and Jacqui are just amazing! Outstanding!

 

Laura, Bride

Kathie and Jacqui are and were wonderful! We hired them for my daughter’s destination wedding at La Playa 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

“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, Bride

Ohhh where to start! AMAZING, would be a good start. I hired Kathie nearly a year prior to my wedding, which was June 4, 2011 at LaPlaya, Naples, FL. I am from Cleveland, OH, and she such an asset to the GREATEST DAY EVER! From the minute I spoke with her on the phone for the first time she was very professional, to the point, and on top of everything! I must say I am quite the organizer and have tendencies of being anal, with Kathie and her daughter Jacqui, I was lost because I didn’t have to be, I almost didn’t know what to do with myself. She was there for EVERY LITTLE DETAIL! Throughout the year she was very prompt to getting back to be via email, which was great for me! From start to finish, the professionalism, attentiveness, dedication, organization, etc., they are all that and so much more!  Words cannot describe how GRATEFUL I am to have had the WONDERFUL opportunity to work with them! I would do it all over again in a heart beat! (with the same guy of course..haha). If you plan to get married near Naples, FL area; or if you are not, I would consider getting married near Naples, FL just to have these two be there for you!!!! You will NOT have to worry about a thing AT ALL! Kathie and Jacqui will make your greatest day ever, be more than you could EVER ASK FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  xoxo

 

Summer, Bride

“Kathie and Jacqui Resop, the team of Side By Side Weddings are amazing! These ladies know what they are doing. My biggest fear planning my wedding was the “day of” details. When the day came I was really grateful they were there. Everything was spotless and in place! Everyone knew exactly what was going on, thanks to a very detailed timeline they put together. Every other vendor I hired had something very nice to say about how they handled our event. Brides: If you are in the SW Florida area you have to have Side By Side. It would be the best decision you’ll ever make for the most important day in your life. Kathie and Jacqui, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so very much for being who you are, such pleasant, sweet and joyful persons. Every member of the wedding party and my family were very grateful to have met you and spent time with you both! You truly made our day stress free and wonderful. Thank you for the little but meaningful things you added to our reception. It meant the world to both me and Jeff.”

 

Regan, Bride

Kathie is amazing to work with!! The entire reason why we had a destination wedding was to have a stress and hands free wedding and reception so my husband and I would enjoy every moment of getting married. I could not imagine doing this with out Kathie!! She was so helpful from day one. She is extremely organized, attentive, and detailed oriented. I knew that I didn’t have to worry about a single thing the day of our wedding. Which is a feeling that is worth its weight in gold! I trusted her completely with every aspect of our special day. There are only a few moments in life that truly impact your life and make a memory that will last forever. Kathie will help you have magical, memorable, and perfect day!

 

Jessica, Bride

"Kathie, I just wanted to take the time out to tell you what a wonderful job you did planning my wedding. 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 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. Thank you again for everything and for just being you!"

 

Danielle, Bride

Kathie and her daughter were absolutely amazing from the moment we booked them to the last dance at our wedding. I had lots of questions leading up to the big day and Kathie was my go to… She went above and beyond the call of duty that when my big day came all I had to do was relax and get ready. They are a well-oiled machine and treated my wedding as if it was their own and ensured everything went perfectly. When the night was over we returned to our suite and it was so nice to have all of our personal belongings, gifts, etc. waiting for us. Thanks to Kathie and her daughter who handled it all. A day of planner is not a “nice to have”…Side By Side are a must have. I promise that you will not regret it!!!

 

Sheila, Bride

“Thank you so much for all your hard work, enthusiam, organization, and responsiveness to make Matt and Jeanette's wedding wonderful! Not only were you incredibly professional + skilled, but you both were truly a joy to work with, and helped make the process fun. We all enjoyed working with you and so appreciate having had you by our "side" throughout.”

 

Mary, Mother of Groom

Words cannot express what an amazing job Side By Side did in helping to plan and assist with day of coordination for our destination wedding! From the moment we initially reached out to Kathie & Jacqui they were hands on and quickly replied to all emails, phone calls, and any other inquiries. Having access to their preferred vendors list was beyond helpful as we are from out of town. Their personal input on which vendors they felt would be best for us was priceless and led to us having the ultimate wedding of our dreams! Having a mother-daughter team for day of coordination resulted in an absolutely seamless day where everything transitioned simply perfectly! I truly felt as though they treated myself and all of my family like we were a part of their family which meant a lot on such an important day. I cannot praise this team enough- the professionalism, attention to detail, and more importantly the amount of fun we had together makes Side By Side a highly recommended vendor for any bride!

 

Tiffany, Bride

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