Kelley and Brett
*Photography courtesy of Nicholas Gore Weddings
Julie and Seth
* Photography Mark Starnes Photography
Parker and Dave
*Photography courtesy of Kristina Varrington
Laura and JP
Karen and Sean
*Photography courtesy of City Light Studios
was amazing during the planning of our wedding and especially on the big day!
She was the main contact for all the vendors which meant all I had to
concentrate on was getting ready and spending time with family and friends. She
took ALL the stress off of me and I enjoyed my wedding day to the max!
Everything was absolutely perfect! Janet worked especially hard for our wedding
because she also did our flowers. The guys boutonnieres were perfect Palmetto
roses. My bouquet was exactly what I had envisioned and was honestly the most
beautiful bouquet I have ever seen! Janet made our wedding spectacular and I
can't thank her enough!!"
and Matt Lee
knew Janet through mutual friends and from being in the food and beverage
industry here in Charleston. I was about 18 months away from the date I
chose for our wedding. I had been planning for a few months
already. I remember the day I was venting to one of our mutual friends
about how much of a hard time I was having trying to plan a wedding and work
two jobs at the same time. The very next day, I received a text from
Janet offering a helping hand. We met that week for happy hour and my life
literally changed. I was having such a hard time getting a hold of
vendors; I felt desperate and like nobody cared about my special day.
Janet said the most amazing thing, 'I’ll help you with as much or as little as
only is Janet an expert in her field, but she is prompt, professional,
efficient, creative, extremely empathetic-the list goes on and on. Janet
took what I had planned so far, which wasn’t much at all, and turned my idea
into a reality. She created our wedding and it turned out to be more than
anything I could have ever imagined and better than I could have ever
expected. She offered her suggestions, her advice, and her more than
creative ideas. She took my menu and coordinated everything with our
catering company for all of our food and rentals. We worked on that menu
for months!! She coordinated everything with everyone- our officiant, dj,
photo booth, caterer, bartenders, wedding party, parents, friends- literally
everyone that had a hand in our wedding. She coordinated our rehearsal
dinner as well. Janet had our itinerary for both our rehearsal dinner and
wedding down to the minute. She even coordinated our stay at the Inn the
night of our wedding. Most importantly, Janet did just as she promised,
as much or as little as I needed.
kept me on schedule. She let me know what needed to be done and
when. She informed me when a decision needed to be made and how much time
I had to make it. If I couldn’t, she was right there with numerous suggestions.
From flowers to food to musical selections, Janet has a plethora of knowledge
and suggestions, which helps so much because a few months before your special
day, you don’t want to make one more decision about anything! Janet kept
me informed with each vendor and decision. She kept me
grounded. She kept me sane. She was the friend I needed every
time I needed her. And many times, things were handled before I ever had
to ask. Janet typed and printed each label for our invitations; she
purchased and arranged all of our flowers; she decorated the hall so
beautifully it took my breath away; she was there for every decision, every
melt down, and every time I needed her.
am so unbelievably grateful Janet agreed to take on the project of our wedding.
I will treasure the journey we went on together and the friendship that was
created out of it. I will forever be indebted to Janet and everything she
did for us. Throughout this process, every vendor has praised Janet’s
name and the opportunity to work with her. One of my vendor’s chose to
work with us strictly because Janet was our coordinator. Janet makes
planning a wedding feasible. She makes it easy and economical. She
will literally create a timeline and ensure you stick to it. And when
your fiancé gets off track, you just tell him, “I’m telling Janet!” From
the bottom of my heart, choosing to work with Janet and having Janet choose to
work with us was the best decision I’ve made since agreeing to marry my
husband. I am truly blessed and grateful to have had the
experience. Thank you Janet!"
and Luke Witherspoon
did my wedding in September 2011, and even as I approach my one year
anniversary, I still remember what a Godsend she was! She was of course
professional, attentive, and detail-oriented, but what really sticks in my head
and heart are the tough planning moments that she made dissolve from my psyche.
When you want to make the decisions in your wedding, she will be there for you
to make it happen--- when you wish you didn't have to deal with a person/
issue/ anything, she will be there to take care of it while you trot off to
sample cake. My wedding was beautiful and under budget, and I have her to
and Colin Kerr
more than a year before our wedding date, my fiance and I worked with Janet on
our wedding. I was hesitant to share my vision of a wedding with a
professional because I was thinking a little out of the box. From the
first meeting I had with Janet we were finishing each others' sentences and
bonding in a way I never thought I would with my wedding planner. Over
the year, Janet became someone to call on any and all aspects of our wedding or
just to talk to. "Wedding planner" doesn't quite cover the role
that Janet has played with our wedding.
Leading up to the big day, Janet was as calm and collected as anyone I had ever
met and had the most encouraging and inspiring words to get me through a very
happy, but stressful part of the wedding planning. Janet has been meticulous,
inspiring and has revealed a true talent. She not just loves her job but
she is amazing at it and has a smile on her face the entire time. When I
walked into Alhambra Hall, shortly before our ceremony, it literally looked
just how I envisioned it would. I will never be able to find anyone else
who could have completed and executed each beautiful detail as Janet did.
Numerous people came up to us wanting to know who arranged our flowers, did the
decorations, etc....Everyone was amazed to hear that Janet did every single
part of our wedding day and did it with the perfection that only Janet
I absolutely cannot imagine not having Janet plan our wedding and being a part
of the most exciting day of our lives. Janet has been a friend and an
artist that I never imagined I could find in our wedding planner and would
recommend her for any style of wedding, as well as a wedding planner that would
be there for any wedding needs whether it be an emotional talk or a
and Jamy Usher
made our wedding planning journey a positive experience from the very
beginning. She transformed what we had envisioned for our wedding into reality.
Our wedding was completely planned in only six months, which would not have been
possible without the wonderful work of Janet. She is very organized,efficient,
and is always one step ahead of you. Janet's work ethic and personality are
what make her fantastic at what she does. Our wedding was perfect and clearly
represented the two of us together... thanks to Janet!"
and Creighton Barrett
I decided to get married the second time around, I decided that I wanted a
relaxed, stress free wedding (very different from my first trip down the
aisle). My husband and I both wanted a destination wedding. We love
the Charleston area and living in Atlanta made Charleston a feasible
location. Obviously to achieve the goal of planning a destination wedding
while simultaneously managing two careers and four children in various stages
of life requires someone on the “front lines”…enter Janet Meister.
was able to take our very loose ideas of “beachy” and “casual but classy” into
the perfect day. During 3 trips to Charleston to plan we power wedding
planned by seeing at least two of every vendor. I was able to walk away
from each experience comfortable and stress free. I can honestly say the
only thing I ever stressed about was taking a two week vacation from work
(something I’ve never done before but definitely plan to do again).
held our ceremony and reception at the Historic Rice Mill building near the
Charleston Marina. It is a rustic beautiful location. Janet helped
us showcase the beautiful detail work of the building by strategically placing
minimal décor... We decided to name our tables after locations in
Charleston. It was a perfect fit since we had so many visitors from out
of town. It gave them great ideas for site seeing after the
wedding. Janet gave us a great idea for the kids table. Since we
were in Charleston, it was only fitting that we have a Pirate table. It
was complete with foam swords, eye patches, hats and chocolate gold coins for
the kids. It was a huge hit!
candy bar was filled with our favorite dime store candies as well as Charleston
chews of course. I think the adults quite possibly enjoyed it more than
not only served as wedding coordinator but she also served as
florist. The only instruction that I gave her was that I wanted
flowers that did not look out of place on the beach. I like roses but
they really aren’t my favorite. I wanted something clean and fresh.
She was able to take that and turn it into the prettiest bouquets of lavender,
belles of Ireland and hydrangea. We used them as accents around the cake
table... Janet was also able to incorporate our beach theme into the
men’s boutonnieres. They were made of tiny sand dollars and bear grass
with dried lavender. They looked great and were not over powering with
the guy’s clean and simple look of dress slacks and linen shirts...
did a wonderful job in making sure everyone felt included.
wedding was a wonderful experience and we will treasure the memories always.
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