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"I hired Jamie as a day of coordinator for my wedding in Bloomington, IL. I was the first of my siblings to get married, so my family was not experienced in knowing all of the things to consider when thinking about the timeline of the wedding day. Jamie thought of everything – like can the Bride’s room be locked during the ceremony? Jamie helped us have a plan for absolutely everything, which gave us peace of mind that no one would ruin our special day. I am not from the Bloomington area, so it was extremely helpful to have her knowledge of local vendors. As part of the day-of coordination package, Jamie also took over communication with our vendors in the final two weeks before the wedding. This was so valuable because it allowed me more time to be completely present at my wedding weekend and enjoy reconnecting with family and friends that I hadn't seen in years, rather than answering phone calls about where the table runners needed to be delivered. I would recommend Jamie for any event planning needs!"
Allison Stover Knepler
Bride on 4/12/2014

"J's Events provided me with direction and support in my wedding planning process. I come from a family of independents who have a history of doing things themselves, and my Mom's singular request was to hire someone to take on the day-of coordination for my wedding.

Jamie served as an experienced sounding board, and she was a calming influence that assured me that the wedding would be a special and memorable day. The services J's Events provided allowed for my family and I to focus on the memories of the day instead of conducting the tasks within that make an event flow smoothly.

My first suggestion to new brides would be to consider where you want your focus to be on your wedding day. For me, having the services of a coordinator gave me the freedom to take in my wedding day."
Laura Knepler
Bride on 3/09/2013

"Jamie Sanders was the best investment I could have made in my wedding. She handles so much, with great attention to detail and professionalism."
Gretchen Pearsall
Bride on 7/9/2011

"We just had a very successful company event that was coordinated by Jamie. She just “gets it”. We had a message and a theme that we wanted to convey and she helped us accomplish exactly what we had in mind. I was impressed with her attention to detail, her follow through, and her ability to communicate with everyone involved to make our event a major success.

One of the many things we really liked about working with her was her wisdom and experience. Her advice was always excellent and as we got closer to the event we realized that we could really rely on her to implement not only what was needed, but to always add that something extra that made our event special for everyone involved.

If you going to hire an event planner I can tell you with absolute confidence that you will not find anyone better than Jamie. Thank You Jamie!!."
Jim Davis
Chief Operating Officer, Risinger Brothers

"I have been fortunate to have worked with Jamie Sanders in a number of scenarios, many of them creative and several of them high pressure. As I reflect on the years spent working side by side, certain words come to mind that represent my friend and colleague. Jamie is practical but not staid. She is dynamic without being overbearing. Organized, energetic and imaginative. With an extremely sound business sense, she is a stickler for details while keeping a keen eye on the big picture. Jamie has a gift for decision-making, stick-to-it-ness and follow-through. A sense of humor throughout the most stressful of situations, Jamie takes great pride in a job well done and delights in the journey getting there."
Suzie Bearce Pschirrer
Former Business Director, Peoria Ballet

"Jamie is creative, organized and detail oriented. Her energy and enthusiasm for the events that she plans is evident in the excellent finished product. J’s Event Planning is my number one recommendation for event planning."
Helen J. Young, CPA

"The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” This describes Jamie Sanders. Jamie has a unique blend of care, professionalism and warmth that allows her to be effective in developing relationships with the community. Teen Challenge has been blessed to have worked with Jamie these past two years. I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
Pastor Randy Atchley
Executive Director, Teen Challenge-Peoria

"Jamie Sanders is always a joy to work with. She makes all projects and events fun for all. She’s very professional with great attention to detail. I very much enjoy working with her and look forward to doing so in the future. I highly recommend her for handling your events and special occasions."
Tim Flynn
President, American PC Solutions Inc.
Vice President, Clear Path IT Solutions, LLC

"It was my pleasure to work as a speaker for a large luncheon event that Jamie Sanders planned. Jamie was both organized and thoughtful in her preparation and follow through for the event. She asked helpful questions upfront to connect my message with her targeted audience, and really promoted the event to fill the seats to capacity. The program went smoothly, and I felt very valued."
Dina Emser
Professional Development Coach

"I have worked in the past with Jamie Sanders on projects. I have found her to be very organized, concise and thorough. She has a very positive attitude and is great to work with. I would highly recommend her services and talents to anyone."
John L. Blasek
President, Peoria Flag and Decorating

"I had the pleasure of working with Jamie for several years on the committee that organized Morton’s Community Prayer Breakfast. She took our ideas and helped us pull everything together and she was excellent in getting media coverage for our Prayer Breakfast. When Jamie tackles a new project, she tries to learn everything about it and then she works her heart out making the event a success."
Arlene Stufflebeam
Morton CEFCU Member Center Cashier

"In working with Jamie she’s demonstrated her ability to organize large events, keeping the organizer’s needs and objectives in mind. She listens to what you would like to do, offer suggestions, and puts the plan in place. If problems arise, Jamie handles them quickly and efficiently. You’ll be able to enjoy your event, knowing Jamie has handled the details."
David Mills
David Mills CPA, LLC