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“Joel is a master of organizing an un-organizable couple. Our experience with Joel was simply extraordinary. Joel was referred to us from a friend who also works in the wedding industry. She described him as hardworking, professional, fantastic at his job, and a future big deal in the industry. She was spot on. 

My wife and I are not great at planning things (we took a year to decide on what color to paint our coffee table), and we were already behind when we got in touch with Joel. From day 1 he had a game plan for every scenario, a firm grasp on what our priorities should be at any given time, and was a calming presence in what otherwise is a hectic adventure. 

Joel found all of our vendors, dealt with our indecisiveness and high demands, coordinated everything we wanted, and became a friend along the way. 

We ended up with the perfect wedding day that we quite simply could not have planned without him. Furthermore, on game day he came through big time. He had the entire day, from 8 AM to 12 AM, planned minute by minute. He had us organized, and his team made sure we didn't have to worry about a single thing the entire time. Everything worked like clockwork that day, and even on the fly repairs to the bride's dress were handled with ease. 

Furthermore, his ability to speak fluent Spanish to my in-laws was beyond valuable to us, and was an extra touch that made them feel welcome. We couldn't be happier. “

- Daniela & Chris


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“Joel is simply AMAZING. I cannot thank him enough for helping us achieve the perfect wedding. He ran with our dream of a romantic small event and surely did not disappoint. The week before my wedding, which is probably the busiest for any bride, my grandfather passed away. Joel did everything he possibly could to tie up all loose ends for us so I wouldn’t even have to think about the wedding until I showed up for my rehearsal on Friday. He responds quickly, is attentive, has fantastic ideas, and can really bring someone’s vision to life. My wedding did not go off without a hitch, but it was really the best night of my life, thanks in large part to Joel. “

                                                                                         - Stephanie & Greg


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Joel was truly an amazing wedding planner. We originally did not plan to book a wedding planner but after realizing how important it would be in helping our wedding day to be a success, we decided to book Joel and Just Planned Events. He was very professional and went above and beyond in every way to help us during our planning process and wedding day. Joel was organized, thought of every detail, and consistently kept us on track for the last several months up through our wedding night. Additionally, he took care of gathering all of our things and made sure not a single thing was missing. He worked very well with our many vendors who also spoke very highly of him. The greatest compliment was that our parents were so grateful we had him and they could not have imagined a more beautiful wedding.

We never imagined that we would be able to just sit back and enjoy our wedding day. We were able to take in every moment thanks to Joel and his assistant. We highly recommend Joel and Just Planned Events for any wedding. We have even forwarded his information to our close friends and family for future weddings. We look forward to staying connected with Joel. He was just a joy to work with and just a godsend to us and our family. With his help, our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and more. Thank you Joel and Just Planned Events!! Joel you were there for us in so many ways and we will forever be grateful!
— Nathalie & Jesse

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Our wedding day was amazing and we couldn’t have done it without Joel! Being a wedding photographer you’d think it would be so easy to plan my own wedding - Wrong! It was almost as if I’d seen too much… so many choices for everything! And with experience in the wedding industry, I knew that having a wedding planner was essential. Right away Joel was organized and on top of everything that needed to be done. Joel was patient and helped me narrow down my vision that perfectly fit me and my husbands personality and budget. With a family emergency happening the weekend before the wedding, Joel really stepped in and saved me. He was so caring about what my family and I were going through and immediately came to my rescue. My stress was at an all time high and I put all my trust in him to help me figure out last minute details. I’m glad I did because it all turned out beautiful {Joel, I will be forever grateful for how you helped me during that time.}

Joel is simply wonderful! He’s not only there to make sure your timeline runs smoothly, he is there for YOU. He makes sure you’re enjoying every moment and not the one worrying about the timeline or vendors. The magic of the day wouldn’t have been possible without Joel behind the scenes coordinating it all! Joel is an extremely hard worker and has a passion for his job. It shines through when speaking with him! His professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail makes him the perfect wedding planner you’ve been looking for. You need to hire Joel and his Just Planned events team!
— Sarah & Anthony

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Just Planned Events was exactly what my husband and I were looking for the month before our wedding. As the little details and demand for phone calls and follow-ups grew, so did our stress and sense of being overwhelming.

Joel, came in and handled it all.

He helped organize the last minute details that were crucial to our successful wedding. Joel was hired as a Day of Coordinator, but put in an extraordinary amount of time leading up to that day. On the day of the wedding, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. I didn’t worry about finding the flowers because Joel delivered them to me. I didn’t worry about setting up the ballroom, because Joel set up the room for me. I didn’t worry about the location of the gifts, because Joel had them secured. Joel ensured that people were where they needed to be, when they needed to be there. We were not the ones ‘herding cats,’ he was. I highly recommend Joel, and his company Just Planned Events. He will work diligently to make sure that you do not have to work on the day of your wedding.
— Erin & Matt

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We can’t say enough great things about Joel and Just Planned Events! First off, you need a coordinator! Second, you need Joel! Originally, we thought we didn’t need a coordinator but as the day got closer, we needed help! We met Joel and instantly felt at ease. He paid attention to every detail, so that we could relax and fully enjoy our day. He took care of everything, things that we didn’t even think of! He is organized, prompt, and so friendly. It was worth every penny! Our day was magical and went off without a hitch largely due to Joel!
— Lindsay & Zac

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Our wedding day was spectacular, it was everything we wanted, and we can say, without exaggeration, that it never could have happened without Joel.

From our initial meeting, it was obvious that Joel was exactly who we needed to make our wedding day vision a reality. His professionalism, attention to detail, problem solving and creativity were invaluable in the planning process. On our wedding day, he was the definition of grace under pressure, acting as a welcoming host to our guests and the point person for our many, many vendors, all while making sure the bride and groom were well taken care of at every turn. At every opportunity, Joel exceeded our expectations, going above and beyond what a typical wedding planner might do. He was generous with his time, and always made us feel like nothing was more important to him than our wedding.

Without question, hiring Joel was the best decision we made. He is worth every penny.
— Alissa & Eric

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Just Planned Events not only met, but exceeded our expectations! My husband and I had a vision for our big day and Joel listened to our ideas and helped make them into a reality. Joel and his team did so much for us from helping contact our vendors, to helping us find decorations and favors that were budget friendly, to ensuring everything on the day of was exactly how we wanted, they really went above and beyond. If you are looking for a wedding planner who is very involved, detail oriented, and focused then Joel and Just Planned Events is the best pick! Thank you guys so much for being such a huge part of the best day of our lives!
— Nikki & Jordan

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Joel was instrumental in ensuring that our special day went off without a hitch. He provided us with our day of coordination. His ability to get to know us and our elaborate vision one month prior to the big day was spot on. Joel and his staff made our wedding day stress-free and for that he is worth every penny- HE WAS THE BEST MONEY WE SPENT BY FAR!. The only thing my husband and I did the day of our wedding was enjoy the day- Joel did ALL the rest. He and is staff are master coordinators and they think about all the details. He takes pride in his work and works hard to guarantee a worry free event for you and your future spouse. We got married on New Years Eve and the night was nothing less than magical. Joel, we can thank you and your company enough. We love you, thank you so much for being there for us!!
— Stephen & Ricky

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As an event planner for the last 10 years I knew when I got married I would want to hire a professional but I was afraid I wouldn’t find someone who had the same meticulous attention to detail as I. When I met Joel Parra, completely by chance, it was meant to be. From the first second of our meeting I knew he not only understood the industry and the demands of planning a wedding but he was passionate about it. He came with many of his own ideas and suggestions but was also able to hear mine and see my vision as well. When dealing with a type A bride it can be challenging, and he not only met but exceeded my expectations. Do not be fooled by his youthful appearance. Joel and his team are the ultimate professionals. From our first chat until I returned from my honeymoon Joel was on top of all the details. From placing and confirming orders with the vendors we selected together, welcoming our guests and to ensuring the venue was spotless upon our departure. Joel handled it all with skill and grace. There is not a single thing that he had not anticipated and planned including handling of surprise issues and obstacles. His endless energy and enthusiasm were impressive and comforting. I truly got to relax and enjoy our day. All of our guests commented how impressed they were by Just Planned Events and several asked for his contact information to plan their own events. I would not hesitate to use him again for other family events and parties or refer him to friends and loved ones. Thanks Joel! You made our day exceptional and we will never forget you!
— Ashley & Bladimir