Love Notes

i will be over here in the corner, blushing.

There really aren’t enough good things in the world for us to say about Fran. From our first interaction over email to our heartfelt goodbyes at the end of our awesome queer wedding, Fran was there every step of the way, through all our ups and downs with decision-making, vendor-choosing, and general panic. She always had our best interests at heart and got who we were, sometimes better we did than ourselves when caught up in the thick of things.

Although we chose to do a lot of planning ourselves, Fran was there to offer support at every turn and fully embraced our book themed, alternative, geeky, queer celebration and party. Fran accompanied us at multiple venue planning meetings, helped us to find our outfits, and got us back on track when we veered away from our true values. Calling her a planner doesn’t take into account everything she did! Fran was a guide through the unfamiliar world of weddings, a sounding board for ideas and creative projects, the person to push when we needed pushing and to hold our hands when we needed it, a huge supporter when we needed solidarity as LGBTQ folk navigating less inclusive aspects of wedding planning, and sometimes a therapist...

On the day of our event, Fran was especially amazing – a consummate professional navigating behind-the-scenes conflict which we didn’t hear about until after our big day. She made sure that our experience on the day of was nothing short of transcending. In fact, a few of our vendors stated that they would recommend Fran to their clients! We can’t recommend her highly enough and we’ve come to consider her a dear friend. ♥♥♥  Alexis& Katie 

Amazing Planner!

Fran at Green Dragonfly is knowledgeable, friendly, and delivers excellent service. She was able to answer all our questions and took the time to explain everything to us. She was always respectful and patient.


We interviewed many other wedding planners, but never received the same level of attention to detail and willingness to listen. She made sure my fiancé and I were happy before the big day.


We had issues with certain vendors, but she was there from the beginning to the end to pull everything together and made our day go smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Fran! She is a wonderful wedding planner to work with. Thank You for all your help, Fran! ♥♥♥ Tammy & Simon

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Green Dragonfly Events.

 

Fran and Alex swooped in, when we lost faith in our previous day of coordinator, and made our special day work seamlessly. We acquired their services (luckily) 3 weeks before our event and they were able to pick up all our wishes and make them come true. Our confidence in their abilities was immediate, when they answered all our questions, asked or not.

 

They availed themselves for all meetings and were a force of nature to push to make sure we had our requests honored. So professional throughout and in total charge on our day. Diplomatic when necessary (I had a very strong-willed Aunt). We cannot thank them enough. Without Green Dragonfly Events at the helm, our day would have been diminished. You are Angels.  ♥♥♥ Rick & Amy

Working with Fran was an absolute pleasure and deciding to work with her was one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning. Planning a wedding can be extremely daunting, and partnering with Fran proved to be extremely cost-effective and totally worth it! I booked the “Make It So” package as my option with Green Dragonfly, and from the very beginning, Fran put me right on track with rough timeline of what tasks I should have completed as my wedding date drew near. She was constantly and consistently available to be reached on the phone, email, facebook and so on. When faced with a major wedding decision that you don't want to make with out a professional, her lighting quick responsiveness is a life saver! Fran also has a remarkable wealth of knowledge when it comes to the wedding industry; her cost-saving and DIY recommendations are very insightful, her advice on how to deal with different vendors is savvy and her experience is priceless. I am a full time working professional who had very little time during the day to focus on my wedding (plus have a natural inclination to procrastinate!), yet Fran was patient and steadfast with me leading all the way up to the wedding.

As the months wound down and the big day approached, my interactions with Fran had already made me feel comfortable about wedding day. But, she truly went above and beyond my expectations the day before and day of. As I was frazzled, stressed, nervous and excited all at once, Fran was collected, organized - VERY organized - soft-spoken yet effective and a fantastic support system. She championed our rehearsal, stayed up late the night before and was there the very first thing in the morning to help set up the room. My particular venue nor vendor that provided my linens and chair covers took responsibility for setting up my reception room, so Fran set up the ENTIRE reception area - tablecloths, favors, chair covers - the works! She was in constant communication with me throughout the day, so much in fact that I received a number of comments on how unusually calm I was while getting ready … I can unequivocally say it was because of Fran! My day ran so smoothly, it was unbelievable. Even when our outdoor ceremony had to be moved indoors because of rain, the transition was seamless. I never had to worry ONCE about my vendors, the room set up, flowers, food or anything else and could focus on my husband-to-be, friends, family and not tripping while walking down the aisle! Simply put, Fran is FABULOUS! 
♥♥♥ Nadia & Ron

Hiring Fran was the best decision we made around our wedding! She gave us the space to embrace our weirdness and create an event that fit our unique relationship. She helped to keep us on track through the planning process and provided the digital planning tools we needed to keep the different aspects of the event together, from the website to the seating chart and photo ideas. Most importantly, she got to know about us and our priorities and helped us to cut through the wedding industrial bullshit to have exactly what we needed and nothing that we were only convinced we needed. She took everything in hand the day of, letting us enjoy our wedding day without worrying about place settings questions from vendors. She and her assistant even took charge of the s'mores bar and made sure the fire was kept burning for our guests to make their treats. In the end, the wedding was uniquely us and we are so glad for the work she did to support us.  Allison & Ryan

Fran was a joy to work with for our Fall Wedding. She made our vision become a reality and we would definitely recommend her services. The website that Fran provided us access to made planning and tracking our guests and vendors incredibly easy. Fran stayed in constant contact via email and was very flexible in scheduling site visits before the big day.

On the day itself Fran kept us organized and moving and was constantly checking with us and our guests to make sure we’re were happy and comfortable. Fran was a great help setting up our decorations and breaking down and provided timely and artistic feedback to make our vision for the ceremony become a reality.

 

Thank you Fran! We could not have done it without your help and guidance.  Micheal & Cindy

Fran was the absolute BEST! We cannot say enough good things about how smoothly our weekend went because of Fran & team. From applying decals as our escort cards, to running flowers to us when I had them delivered to the wrong place, I am so glad we had Fran by our sides! We also did not think we would use Fran’s wedding software— but it ended up being so helpful to manage contracts and seating and to stay organized and transparent.  Ash & Dan 

Fran and team - Thank you for all you've done to make our handfasting so special. We appreciate all you do! Kim & Chris

Green Dragonfly Events, Columbia, MD   443-365-8045   fran@greendragonflyevents.com

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