TIEN + MIKE
"Carissa is the absolute best wedding planner ever! Our wedding was better than we could have even imagined. We found her information on The Knot and she was the second person we interviewed with for our wedding. Immediately after our first zoom session, we knew that she was the one. She was very organized and had great attention to detail.
We wanted our wedding to be very modern and also classical as well. Carissa helped us put our vision of our wedding to life. We don't think our wedding would have been as perfect as it was if it wasn't for her. She made the planning process so easy by giving us so many ideas from the wedding invitation designs, the flower decorations, the place settings, and so many more that we wouldn't have even thought of! It was really convenient for us that she had a list of vendors that has previously worked with and introduced us to them. We even asked for a boba bar and she went and found a vendor for us that was available for our wedding.
Working with Carissa was a great and easy experience. She sent us monthly emails with a checklist of things we should be looking at or thinking of for the wedding. It was really helpful because it kept us on track for the wedding. The best thing about working with Carissa was the communication. Whenever we had any questions or requests about anything for the wedding, she would always responds back to us.
Carissa is an amazing wedding planner and we believe she did a fantastic job helping us plan and organize our dream wedding. Hiring her to be our wedding planner is easily the best decision that we made in the beginning of our wedding planning process. We highly recommend her for any future couples out there looking for a fantastic wedding planner."
VERONICA + CLARENCE
"After searching the internet for planners that had done weddings at our venue we came across Positively Charming Weddings. We had previously met with a few other planners but after our initial call with Carissa she really stood out to us and we immediately knew we would be in good hands with her. And let me tell you, she didn’t disappoint!
We decided to hire Carissa for our June 2023 wedding. Initially we had no idea what we needed to look for in regards to wedding planning services but Carissa really helped to break it down and fine tune a package that worked best for what we needed and what was within our budget. Even though we had the partial wedding package, Carissa was always available to us for any questions we had during the entire process. As we got closer to the big day, she really helped to keep us on track with what we should be working on as well. Her list of recommended vendors comes highly rated and you also get a discount for being referred ! If it wasn’t for Carissa we wouldn’t have found the vendors we went with and our day just wouldn’t have been the same without our team of vendors.
Even on the wedding day itself Carissa and her team ensured everything ran smoothly. Even if small things came up, as they usually do on wedding days, Carissa and her team addressed everything with ease and it really allowed us to enjoy the day and be in the moment which was really important to us.
If you’re looking for a wedding planner look no further than Carissa! Wedding planning alone is already so stressful and I guarantee you by going with Positivley Charming Weddings you won’t regret it!"
CECE + TREY
"It was absolutely worth every single penny to pay for the help. You don't realize how many options you have available to you in every aspect of planning every detail until you have someone with you every step of the way helping you and explaining everything to you. I learned SO MUCH throughout this entire process and Carissa and her team of trusted vendors made me feel like I was in such good hands. She genuinely cares and the authenticity definitely comes through no matter what it was.. if I had a small or even silly question, Carissa always had an explanation and always helped me understand anything I was iffy about. I absolutely trusted she had my best interest in mind. Making decisions can be so overwhelming but Carissa always helped me find the answer. My wedding truly was so magical and I wasn't worried about a thing on the day of. I highly highly recommend this team if you want to have peace of mind knowing your day will go seamlessly. Trust. The. Process. I had a beautiful, elegant, amazing wedding and that would not have happened if I didn't have Carissa!"
DANII + COLE
"5 STARS IS JUST NOT ENOUGH.
Carissa is incredible. Having to postpone my wedding and navigating all the changes that came with that, Carissa was such a constant, positive force in my life. She was a shoulder to lean on, my biggest cheerleader, my fairy godmother. I wholeheartedly believe my wedding was the best day ever because of Carissa and her team. I didn't know a single issue at my wedding, I was blissfully unaware because they took care of everything. I was so impressed with Carissa's organization, positive attitude and commitment to my wedding. I know she had many other weddings going on but I ALWAYS felt important to her and that meant the world to a sensitive bride. Thank you just doesn't seem enough- but Thank you so much for everything you did.
***THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO BOOK POSITIVELY CHARMING FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!"
MADDY + GARRETT
"We hired Carissa as a Month-Of planner, but she was SO MUCH more than that. She seriously goes above and beyond for you. She is so organized and personable which made working with her so wonderful. Every month she sent a checklist to help keep me on track for the planning I was doing on my own, which was awesome. She was even an amazing sounding board for non-planning-related issues too ha!
On our wedding day, everything went so so smoothly.
If anything went remotely wrong - I am still blissfully unaware because she found a way to fix it. My husband and I both agree, everyone should hire Carissa and her team! One million percent recommend!"
ANNIKA + JUSTEN
"I cannot even begin to imagine planning a wedding without a coordinator like Carissa. I had not been to many weddings and had no idea about certain traditions, how things flow, when things happen, etc., but Carissa was always available for any questions I had, and was always receptive to what we wanted to do, even if it was not completely traditional. She saved me so much time and stress scouring the Internet, trying to figure out how to plan a wedding, researching vendors, etc. She sent out monthly checklists of what we should be doing to keep us on track, and I didn’t feel like I was trying to get everything done last minute, which was amazing.
Honestly, my husband and I and our family were able to enjoy the entire day because of Carissa. I’d heard about other weddings where family members got sucked into to doing all the planning and coordinating day-of and that was exactly what didn’t happen at our wedding. Everyone was relaxed and joyful; exactly what we wanted.
Anyway, as you can tell, Carissa is great. I cannot recommend her enough for wedding planning. Please contact her!!"
JESSICA + ANDREW
"As mentioned in other reviews, I echo the sentiment that 5 stars is not enough! We hired Carissa and her team for the full planning and design package for our recent wedding when we realized that we had been engaged for >2 years -- knowing we wanted to have a wedding but not knowing ANYTHING about what to do next! We live in AZ but knew we wanted the wedding in OC as that is where we met, and Carissa made the process of hiring affordable and reputable vendors, touring venues, and selecting design options so incredibly seamless even though we lived out of state and could not be out in person often. The now-husband and I were also going through a busy season with our jobs and working long hours during the crunch time of wedding planning, and I can say with confidence that there is no universe that exists where our wedding could have been as good as it was without her.
We also got the chance to work with one of her co-planners during the actual wedding day. Her partner (Kailyn) saved the day and our pictures when I cried makeup onto my husband's white collared shirt during the first look (lol), and kept us on track for all the events of the night. All the other funny and inevitable mishaps of the day -- I had no idea because she had already taken care of it before it was even an issue! I heard from my husband the next day that our floral arch fell/blew over in a coastal breeze during setup but it was taken care of ASAP and by the the time of the ceremony it was double-secured and ready to go!
We had a tall order to fill with living out of town and being legitimately clueless about how to plan a wedding but the day was everything I imagined and more. Her style of design is elegant, beautiful, and timeless and I got so many compliments on the decor and florals she selected. If you are looking for someone to help you plan the day of your dreams who is also down to earth, relatable, flexible, (and affordable!) look no further! You've found your girl."
ALEXANDRIA + CHRIS
"Not only was it my husband and I's best day of our lives, it was also some of our guest's favorite wedding they've ever been to... and we owe it to Carissa and the team at Positively Charming. We hired Carissa as our month-of coordinator, but OH BOY was she more than that! Carissa was "on-call" for any questions we had from the moment we hired her and always answered right away. She had great vendor recommendations and helped us set up a plan for our wedding budget. Her wedding day-of timeline was a masterpiece and I had many people comment on how organized and helpful she was. We have a lot of family and friends weddings coming up this year and I've recommended the Positively Charming team to all of them. Hiring Carissa was the best wedding decision we made throughout the entire process and we've very thankful and grateful to the Positively Charming team and Carissa for making our wedding dreams come true."
MERISSA + ALEX
"I knew the moment we hired Carissa as our wedding planner that it was the best decision we ever made while planning our wedding! I could not imagine doing all the prep along the way and not having her there on the wedding day to handle everything imaginable. The whole day of the wedding Carissa made every detail perfect, and if a problem arose, I had no idea because she knew exactly how to fix it. She moved everything along so effortlessly. My favorite part about working with Carissa is her amazing, calming personality! She is so helpful with any advice you need. She handles everything along the way so professionally and treats you like you have been a lifelong friend. I could not have had our beautiful wedding day without her! It was the perfect day all thanks to her."