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St. Helena

Janice was absolutely essential to our wedding. She knows an incredible amount about Napa venues, vendors and general do’s and don’ts. She helped us select the absolute best vendors and also kept us on budget while making recommendations that made all the difference in our day. And her day-of on-site presence gave us peace of mind and kept everything organized and perfect. Most of the compliments we received that night were related to something Janice suggested or handled. We planned our wedding from the East Coast and did not at all feel at a disadvantage having Janice in Napa - she made the experience absolutely wonderful. We would absolutely use her and her team again to plan an event in Napa.

Melissa and George, Bride & Groom

Napa Valley

No words can express how appreciative we are of all of Janice's tireless efforts to make our wedding a perfect day. Without her guidance and expertise, our wedding would not have been possible. Our wedding not only met, but exceeded our wildest expectations. Thank you for helping us, listening to us, working with us and making our special day simply perfect. We are so happy with how everything turned out. We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

James, Groom

Indian Springs

From our first phone call to the very last second of our wedding, Janice was amazing. As a working mom of 3 kids, I have to be extremely organized and prepared and Janice really impressed me with her attention to detail, organization, preparation, creative thinking and responsiveness. There are times when you meet someone and you know that when they say, "it's handled," that you can have total peace of mind that whatever the situation, it is in fact handled. Janice is one of those rare people. Being able to trust someone with the details and the overall success of an event as important as your wedding -- that is simply priceless.

Ivy, Bride

Calistoga Ranch

My wife and I used Janice and Rue 29 Napa Valley as our wedding planner for our destination wedding at Calistoga Ranch. Janice was fantastic, super responsive, and very knowledgeable about weddings, timelines, style, and venues. We both loved working with her! She is amazing at what she does and is very personable and helpful. Janice advocates on your behalf with all of your vendors, helping you get the best service and value. Given her experience in the broader Napa and Bay Area, Janice has a wealth of contacts in the industry and can provide very tangible suggestions that still fit within our vision. We loved working with Janice (and am so glad to have had her on our side) and our wedding was executed perfectly, largely due to her. Without hesitation, we definitely recommend Janice and Rue 29 Napa Valley for any couple!

Jerry, Groom

Solage Calistoga

Just say yes to Rue 29 Napa Valley. No really, you'll thank me later when they save you lots of money, time and stress. My now husband and I were somewhat irritated when our wedding venue required a wedding coordinator. I run logistics for a living, I thought to myself, why would we need to pay someone to run the day? I have to write our venue and thank them for this requirement because man, even when it's something you do for a living you can only do so much in a day and I cannot tell you how many times over the year+ that we worked with Janice Twomey that I thanked my lucky stars that we had found her. I spoke to four wedding coordinators before we decided on Janice as our wedding coordinator. She was so much more. She was that resource at the end of the line (via email or phone) that always knew what came next and was ready to bounce ideas. She has a fantastic sense of design and really listens to what the couple wants, advocating fiercely for that with vendors and mitigating potential family drama well before it even has a chance to surface. My husband and I don't like pushy people and from the first moment we met her, we knew she was on our team. We were super grateful for her expertise in the areas of advance (and itemized!) planning, detail orientation, conflict mitigation, budget advice and brainstorming, vendor contacts and green wedding plans. We were also grateful for her pricing!! In discussions with Janice, we voiced our wish to make our wedding more eco-friendly. She proposed integrating succulents and airplants, which can we repurposed, donating any cut flowers to the local veterans home after the wedding so that they can continue to be enjoyed and arranged with the kitchen to have any leftover food packaged and taken to the local homeless shelter. She and her team were fantastic throughout the entire planning and wedding event. We couldn't be happier with our choice and hope you will enjoy working with Rue 29 as much as we did.

Ashby, Bride

Farmstead

Janice is an absolute pro at what she does. I can wholeheartedly recommend her to any bride; whether they are looking for a full blown planner or a month of coordinator. Janice's work and attention to detail is impeccable. I am very particular and know what I want and Janice allowed me to run with my ideas while offering advice and support. From the day we first spoke, I knew Janice was going to be a huge help in planning our wedding day. Although we hired her as a month-of coordinator, she was always available to answer any questions I had. Not only that, but her responses were always extremely thorough and timely. We exchanged countless emails and phone calls, and through it all, Janice was so genuine and kind. She never once made me feel as though I was a burden. I put all of my trust into Janice because I knew how well she knows the area and industry. That is so invaluable, especially being that we live over 2,000 miles away from where we got married. She ran a smooth (and quick!) rehearsal the day before, and the day of our wedding. She was unbelievably on the ball. I didn't have to worry about a single thing, which is exactly how it should be on your wedding day. I loved having Janice as our wedding coordinator. I will honestly miss working with her now that our wedding is over.

Amanda & Tod, Bride & Groom

Auberge du Soleil

Janice is a pro and we could not have dreamed of a better planner. She gave expert advice and guidance from beginning to end and made us feel relaxed and confident all the way through and she executed everything perfectly. I am good at planning/organizing things so we considered not having a planner until I spoke to Janice. She proved her value-add immediately and we felt during and after that one of the best decisions we made in all the planning was choosing Janice. She made great vendor referrals that saved us some money over those given by the on-site coordinator (a great strategy for getting outside vendors approved is to have them come from your planner's list). Janice went above and beyond and was so thoughtful - she even brought my husband tea the day before the wedding when she heard he wasn't feeling well. She was exceptional at her job and working with her was such a pleasure. She really gets to know her clients which allows her to personalize everything and give expert advice/help. Even if you're great at planning it's still a lot of work and having someone to guide you and to take over leading up to the wedding makes it so much more enjoyable. I'd highly recommend Janice to anyone whether you're good at planning things or not. She's one you want on your wedding team for sure!

Katie, Bride

Eco-chic Wedding

My daughter and her fiancé hired Janice as their month-of coordinator. Janice was on-site for their rehearsal run-through and wedding. Janice is Über organized! I met her months before the wedding with my daughter, to go over the timeline and discuss vendors and any information Janice needed. At the rehearsal, Janice collected the assembled cast and explained the process and ran us through our paces, until everyone was comfortable with their role in the ceremony. The day of the wedding everything ran like clockwork. No confusion, no worries, no problems. Janice kept everyone focused, made sure that the evening was perfect. Hire this woman. She will make your life SOOO much easier.

Mother of the Bride

Russian River Valley

Janice at Rue 29 Napa was more than I could have ever asked for in a wedding coordinator. I knew she was the one for me during our initial exploratory call. In my email to her I'd told her what date and location we were thinking of for our wedding, and she came prepared with details like the exact minute the sun would be setting that evening, average temperatures and rainfall, etc. She supported the goals and ideas I had while adding her own touch of finesse and experience to make them perfect. She listened, understood, helped, worked SO hard on our behalf, and was in general just the absolute best. I thought I was a detail-minded person until I met Janice, which is just about everything you could want in a coordinator. I've said to my now-husband a thousand times since we've been married, "There is no way we could have pulled that off without Janice." If I could give 100 stars I would!

Cameron, Bride

   

Farmstead St Helena

Janice and Rue 29 Napa Valley were the perfect complement to our big day! Janice really was the cruise control button that every couple needs to be able to press on their wedding day. All of the day-of preparation was nonexistent due to Janice's efforts. This really was a huge blessing to my wife and I on what otherwise would have been a hectic day. By the end of the reception Janice was family. More than a wedding planner, she was always a phone call away to help us with any needs. Even if it was just to vent, she was always quick to answer our calls. She was never pushy, always fair and honest and I believe she really delights in helping to bring couples together. Never once did I feel that our relationship was bound by contacts and budgets. Janice is a wedding planner super star! Highly recommended.

Jeremy, Groom

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