Curious how others have felt about working with us? We’ve collected a few reviews from our various profiles on sites like Wedding Wire, Facebook, Thumbtack & more here in one convenient location for you. Click on an image below for the review
“My experience with Emily and Froelich Means Happy has been such a blessing! Wedding planning is an equally exciting and overwhelming time. As a bride, excitement and overwhelm can be one in the same because there are so many options, decisions and possibilities. From save the dates, to the last minute décor touches that I feel can really set a wedding apart from the heard, it’s easy to become lost in an ocean of wedding planning madness. This is where smart brides know the value of an excellent wedding planner. Being a ‘details’ person myself- sometimes to my own detriment- I knew I would need a special type of coordinator to keep me on track and on budget, help me and my fiancé express our personal styles, and translate all the months of planning and decision making we were about to embark on, into an experience we hoped our guests would treasure as much as we knew we would. This is where the brilliance of Emily’s true gift for event planning came into play. From start to finish, Emily’s professionalism, kindness, and creative genius was noticed by even my family and friends. I can recall that even from our initial conversations when my fiancé first proposed, Emily’s excitement and genuine interest in helping us create our special day was so evident, that it made me even more excited to jump right in to planning! Throughout the planning process, I felt confident knowing that Emily’s expert opinion was always and email or text away, and that my priorities were always respected and handled with a great sense of care and personal investment on Emily’ behalf. Emily’s follow through, grace, and expertise were invaluable to a busy bride such as myself. Her ability to truly understand what her clients want is one of her greatest strengths. For example, when it came to the design of our save the dates and invitations, after what I thought was just a conversation of my personal ramblings of a general thematic direction I wanted to head in- (mostly me giving a vague description of the ‘vibe’ I wanted our save the dates to convey)- Emily had a complete handle on what I was going for! She didn’t suggest what I might like, or recommend what was ‘in’ at the moment, she listened to me and truly put my vision on paper! Many guests commented on the uniqueness and expression of our personalities they noticed, from our venue selection, to our paper goods. Again, having Emily as our wedding coordinator was a true blessing; I highly recommend Emily and her Creative Studio Froelich Means Happy to any bride looking to not only have an impeccable and enjoyable wedding day, but an entire wedding season. Emily offered to me the extensive knowledge of an industry expert and consultant, to the thoughtfulness and consideration of a friend right along my side every step of the way. Most every bride has a vision for their day, but for myself, having Froelich Means Happy on my side meant that all those I love most were able to share in that vision with me as well. ” – Alina, Temecula, CA
“After dealing with a flakey coordinator, Emily came up to speed so quickly and made sure our wedding at the Grand Del Mar ran smoothly and relieved us of so much stress. This was not a small task as we had a good number of vendors and outside services coming in. She definitely earned our highest recommendation!” – Dena, Del Mar, CA
“I came to Emily with very little idea of what I wanted the invites to look like for the 50th anniversary of our sorority at my alma mater. I told her I wanted the colors to be black and gold and that it would have to be impressive to both our young college woman and our older alumnae. She designed an invitation and various social media images that were beyond what I could have imagined. Absolutely perfect! From beginning to end, Emily was super easy to work with, even when I had to come back to have her adjust her images after our printer changed their dimension needs. I just can’t say enough about how happy I am and hope to have another project to work on again with her in the near future!” – Nicki
She did great! We had her do a lot and change a lot just for us and she took care of it easily! We got this within almost 3 hours and we were able to print the very next day! We have chosen them to do all our our printable stuff for our wedding and we are so excited! Thank you so much and we will def be returning customers!
“Thank you again for all your hard work keeping us on point. Everyone had a great time. We could not have pulled it off without someone with your skills and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking.”
“These invitations were perfect and they make me so happy to look at for my upcoming flamingo-themed baby shower! Great work and easy to work with! Would recommend ;)” – Kaara, Blaine, WA
“Received a lot of wonderful compliments on these adorable, creative invitations! Wonderful shop to work with, received my prints in a very timely manner. Great shop!! :)” – Megan
“She made my day run so smoothly! She checked in with my husband and I throughout the event and made sure we had plenty to eat and drink and that things were the way we wanted. She did such a beautiful job and I appreciated all of the time and energy she dedicated to making my day everything I wanted. She also is pretty patient since she put up with all of my OCD organizing craziness :)”-Adrienne, San Diego, CA
“Emily did an amazing job. We could not be more satisfied with her service and would not hesitate to recommend her. This young lady has a bright future as Wedding Planner. Emily we can not thank you enough. “
There are not enough stars in the world to give Emily the credit she deserves. We hired Emily for day-of wedding coordination, mostly because of my full time job commitments and (let’s be honest) my total lack of creativity and ‘DIY’ talent. If you don’t want to read my novel, just know that the BEST decision for your event will be to hire Emily. Now, if you want to know the details of how amazing she is… read on 🙂 A little background to create the vision for you: I’m active duty military & got married on Naval Station North Island. My (now) husband is a full time graduate student and spends the majority of his time at school, studying, or walking our dog 😛 My immediate family lives on the East Coast (which is important because my Mom and Emily worked every detail of this wedding to perfection). I hired Emily after meeting her once at a coffee shop. My mom had flown in for the week to visit and help with some wedding planning. Emily was the 2nd wedding coordinator I met with (I found both of them on Thumbtack) and after meeting with the first one, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be able to afford what we were looking for. I told Emily that I mainly wanted someone to help hang lights (we got married on a deck on the beach & wanted a little extra lighting) and someone to help setup/decorate the venue day-of so my mom & other family would be able to help me get ready for the big day. To my complete SURPRISE, she said she would do ALL of that & more, and the best part was that I could use any of the materials/decorations she already had for FREE so the only thing we would have to pay ‘extra’ for would be any decorations we went out & bought on our own. Emily had lights, lanterns, signs, frames, and MUCH more available for us to use so we barely had to purchase anything extra which really helped with our wedding expenses. Emily knew how busy I was with work, and she was so sweet about trying not to bother me unless she really needed something or had a question. Some of the things Emily helped us with are: -Created a full day-of timeline & diagram and worked closely with the venue on guest/seating arrangements and placements of buffets, gift tables, bar, etc -Contacted ALL of my vendors & handled all of their questions so they wouldn’t have to ‘bother’ me the several weeks leading up to the wedding -Created signs to place at the gift table, driving into the venue, bar, etc -Dealt with the craziness of Naval Base Security & contacted all of the vendors multiple times to make sure they filled out the necessary forms to be allowed on base -Picked up my cake & donuts for our donut cake the day of the wedding!! Such a huge help. -Worked closely with my Mom and helped her research decorations, cake stands, and much more. My mom is writing a separate review so I’ll let her go in to detail about that 🙂 -Ran my entire rehearsal at the venue the day before the wedding. I don’t know what we would have done if she wasn’t there because none of us really knew what was going on. -The day of the wedding, she made sure to tell us where we needed to be & when. She would say, “okay guys, we’re going to do the shoe game now so go to the dance floor…” or “we’re going to cut the cake now!” She even brought plates of food to our table so we could eat after we were done talking to some of the guests! -My DJ was a total wreck & the week before I freaked out about possibly needing to hire someone else. She instantly called several of her DJ friends and made me feel calmer about the whole situation. The day of the wedding, my DJ still didn’t really know what was going on…so Emily spelled out pretty much every song for him and when he needed to play it. If Emily wasn’t there I really am not sure WHAT song I would have walked down the aisle to… There are not enough amazing things I can say about Emily. She brought her sister with her the day of the wedding and she was so sweet and helpful!! I can honestly say EVERYONE needs an Emily Froelich in their lives. We talked to each other like we were friends (I kinda think we are 😛 ) and she really took my whole view for the wedding and just ran with it. She is truly amazing. Thank you Emily!! We love you!!
“Emily was so great to work with and also gave suggestions where she thought it could get better. Love, love, love the menu!” – Vanessa
“Emily Froelich is the pure magic behind Froelich Means Happy. Her grace, talent and professionalism blessed our daughter Alina for her special day. Alina and my son in law Vince had such a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception from beginning to end thanks to FMH’s special touches that made their vision for their wedding not only come alive but exceed our expectations. Emily and her staff’s wedding planning and coordination the days leading up to and the day of were completely seemless. As mother of the bride, she always made sure all my questions were answered and she gave me such comfort by asking me how I was doing and if I needed anything. She gracefully handled every detail as if it was her very own wedding. I highly recommend Froelich Means Happy for your wedding, you will not be disappointed, as a matter of fact you will be blown away by the impeccable service Emily provides no matter what comes her way, she was made for this and will make your day spectacular. Froelich REALLY DOES MEAN Happy!” – Angela, San Diego
Where do I begin? Emily was nothing short of amazing! From the very first interaction I knew she was the right person for the job! I hired Emily for day of coordination of my wedding and she was by far the best decision I made regarding the wedding! She was communicative, warm and very talented! She knows her stuff. She thinks of every detail and anticipates your needs. From the directing the rehearsal, to communicating with vendors, to sending me encouraging texts along the way she was such a super star. She is a creative genius! She designed a seating chart for me based on a couple sentences I sent her describing my vision. She absolutely nailed it and then surprised me by making coordinating name tents for the wedding party’s seats at the reception. I could go on all day about how wonderful Emily is. If you’re looking for a day of coordinator, look no further than Froelich Means Happy Event Coordination. Check out her Etsy page for a glimpse of her endless talents! Thanks Emily for making my wedding day so wonderful. I can’t thank you enough!
Amazing coordinator. Wedding went perfectly. Great to work with – would recommend to everyone.
We used Emily as our wedding coordinator and got wayyyyyyy more than what we expected. We were unsure if we wanted to use a coordinator at all and now looking back I couldn’t imagine not using one. She was absolutely amazing. She coordinated with all vendors for the wedding and we basically did nothing to help. It took an incredible amount of stress off of my now wife at the time. That was worth much more than what Emily charged us. Thank you so much Emily! We literally couldn’t have done it without you!
I do not even know where to start with how incredible Emily and her team are! How about I start with when I was in your exact position, researching different coordinators, and going through every site possible. I used Weddingwire, the knot, yelp, and thumbtack. We are SOOOO lucky Emily reached out to us via Thumbtack. Her quote seemed very fair at the time we received it. My wife could tell you that I am probably the biggest “over researcher” there is and without a doubt, I read through thousands of different reviews during our vendor searching. STOP your wedding coordinator search right here!! I guarantee you that you will not be in better hands with a level of service that is 50X the price you will pay. Emily did not just shine on our wedding day, nor for just the month leading up to it, but starting with 6 months to go! She was organized, genuine, on top of things without being overbearing, confident and in control, and a de-stresser at all the right times. I am cursed with being a perfectionist and it is genuinely tough for me to not be in complete control. The fact that I let Emily completely take over and run our wedding day is a testament to the confidence she made us feel in her ability to get things done. I can’t explain how much Emily truly cares about your day being perfect. She also was extremely conscious of our tight budget and loaned up some of her own decor and easels to use along with getting us in touch with a wholesale florist who came in $1000 less then our cheapest bid! I am telling you that Emily was BY FAR the best money we spent during our wedding and she helped us make what looked to be a $50,000 wedding for a 1/3 of that. Please do yourself a favor and book Emily!!
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