What our clients say about working with us.


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Dayana P.
Dayana P.
2019-10-01

Here and Now Events helped with decorating my children's baptism . Raquel was very professional and nice, making it easy to coordinate and bring my vision to life. I am very happy with how everything turned out and also grateful for the great service. Although there were some issues with the locale we used, Raquel was able to accommodate her hours and time accordingly which was truly a blessing for us. We highly recommend there services and will look to work with them again in the future.

Shelley S.
Shelley S.
2019-04-02

I want to first start by saying Raquel is AMAZING! I would highly recommend Raquel for a memorable event and wonderful planning experience. I had the honor of planning my younger sister's bridal shower in NJ. Because I live in NC and the challenge of planning an event from out of state, I decided to enlist the help of a planner. I engaged in my own "RFP" process searching then scheduling time with about 6 planners in and around the Tri-State area to ask them questions about their services, process, price, etc. I have to say hands down even in that part of the process Raquel was the most responsive, professional, and attentive to all of my questions. She even sent over ideas and pictures based on our first discussion before I decided to work with her. It was an easy choice choosing her out of everyone else I vetted.

Raquel paid attention to EVERY detail for the bridal shower. She was an excellent planner and partner in the process. She was again very responsive and organized both during the planning and on the day of the event! She handled invitation and RSVP management, provided a wonderful recommendation for a caterer, provided decor, flower arrangements, you name it! Her skills and services were exactly what I was looking for and needed to make the day super special for my baby sister! I can't say enough great things about the whole experience, which would have been so much more stressful if I hadn't found Raquel.

If you are looking for an experienced, professional, creative, detail oriented, super sweet planner for your special event, call Raquel today!
Raquel - Thank you for everything! You made my sister's special day everything she hoped for and I couldn't have done it without you!

Sue H.
Sue H.
2019-02-23

I'm so happy I went with here and now events.  Raquel and Zu are very professional, organized and patient.  Raquel is very nice and always pleasant.  She helped make my son's birthday party memorable for our guests.  Aside from that she also helped me organize my birthday gathering. She has a wealth of knowledge and network connections when it comes to event planning.  Her rates are reasonable and the quality is great.  I highly recommend here and now events.

Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
2019-02-06

I've partnered with Raquel on functions and she is beyond detail oriented to say the least. She is extremely communicative, she strives to make her clients happy and satisfied which makes leaving your important gatherings to her an easy decision. If you're looking for a seamless, smooth party planning experience, Here and Now is who you'll want to contact.

Richa C.
Richa C.
2018-12-07

Raquel organised our twins first birthday in October. She is a fantastic event organiser, professional and organised. She obliged to our never ending demands till the last minute. She went to pillar and post to look for a magician for the event when almost everyone was booked considering it was the Halloween week. She added things to the goody bags till a day prior.
Our twins were very cranky and gave both me and my husband no time to interact, she single handedly managed the event made sure the kids at the party are having a gala time, and adults are having a great time too.
She had organised a brilliant face painter who was a hit at the event.
The decorations were fabulous, it was very detailed all the tables had a popcorn boxes with their names on it. I loved it
Very very enthusiastic, full of energy and always smiling.
Loved the decor, the pop ups, the photo-booth studio(she was actually encouraging the guest to take pictures and writing in a little scrap book).
We couldn't have chosen any other organiser for such an important day of our lives.
We have already booked her for our twins second birthday too:) hope she makes the event as memorable as she did for this one.

Savannah F.
Savannah F.
2018-11-06

Raquel has put together many events for my husband and I, including our engagement brunch and dinner and our destination wedding.  Every event was different and customized to our needs and the needs of our guests.  We were very happy every single time.  Every event was filled with love and happiness.  She was able to help us through all the hiccups that we had planning our destination wedding.  We would give ten stars if we could because without her we would have been completely overwhelmed with all the parts involved in planning a destination wedding.  She was so professional and organized in every step of the way and we couldn't have chosen a better event planner.

Danielle A.
Danielle A.
2017-01-25

Raquel coordinated our wedding at the Dumbo Loft this past November and it was above and beyond what we expected. My husband and I had a unique vision in mind and she nailed it! Our wedding was very DIY and from beginning to end she worked with us meticulously to make it happen! On the day of the event , Raquel and Zushanna were a great team and executed the ceremony and reception of our dreams! They are professional,courteous , efficient, and they really care about their clients. We highly recommend their event planning services!

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Sabrina Garcia
Sabrina Garcia
2020-09-01

Raquel and her little girl were guest at my daughter's 7th birthday. Her planning instincts jumped right in when we quickly became overwhelmed by it all. She was amazing, took my vision from my head and without even speaking made things happen. What a superhero! I will certainly use Here and Now Events for all my future festivities. Raquel's professionalism, impeccable attention to detail, and that Smile😁, will make anyone planning an event feel at ease. T

Kerrianne Nostitz
Kerrianne Nostitz
2020-08-15

Stephanie Stamp
Stephanie Stamp
2020-02-24

I chose Here and Now Events for my destination wedding and Raquel was nothing but amazing. She is so supportive and listens to your vision in order to execute your event. She designed an event that reflected who we were. I could not have been happier. If you want someone who will support your vision and deliver on execution, Here and Now is the way to go!

Jennifer Holmes-King
Jennifer Holmes-King
2019-10-25

Choosing Here & Now Events for my wedding was the best decision ever!! I've seen on instagram the work she's done for previous clients and knew one day I wanted to work with her. Raquel is such a warm, sweet, creative, talented professional to have help plan your event. I've already recommend her services to a friend for their event. If I had to plan my wedding again I'd still choose Raquel. The level of professionalism & dedication to seeing your vision through is unparalleled.

Ruona Kemp
Ruona Kemp
2019-09-06

I hired Raquel and her team for month of coordination for my hybrid Nigerian American wedding upon recommendation from one of my cousins who also worked with her. To be quite honest, my wedding would have been a mess without her. If you’ve ever been to a Nigerian wedding, you know there are TONS of people and she wrangled everyone like a champ. My husband and I did a lot of diy projects for the wedding and Raquel and her team were able to execute our vision perfectly plus add a little special sauce of their own. She also managed all my vendors so I didn’t have to pick up not one call during my wedding week. I would 1000000% recommend Here and Now Events to anyone, especially those planning anything even remotely close to the size of a Nigerian Wedding.

Stephanie McBarnett
Stephanie McBarnett
2019-02-12

I've partnered with Raquel on functions and she is beyond detail oriented to say the least. She is extremely communicative, she strives to make her clients happy and satisfied which makes leaving your important gatherings to her an easy decision. If you're looking for a seamless, smooth party planning experience, Here and Now is who you'll want to contact.

Kristen White
Kristen White
2018-12-08

Raquel did an amazing job planning and setting up my daughter’s 5th birthday party. She was such a blessing from beginning to end. Her execution of my vision was impeccable. Raquel is professional, delightful to work with and extremely creative. I look forward to seeing what she has in store for my next party!!!!!!!!

Kalisha Carrington
Kalisha Carrington
2018-09-20

I literally love Raquel and her team and I didn’t even have my wedding yet. She is literally in my head and my soul at all times! Whenever I think of something, it’s like God makes us align and she’s texting me or emailing me. Always 100 steps ahead and that’s exactly what I wanted in a planner/coordinator! From the first moment I spoke to her I really wanted to book her but being the controlling person I am, I wanted to plan my own wedding. Well I booked her at just the right time. She catered a package that would meet the needs and also fit my budget while affording me the opportunity to keep my control on things but her handling just what I need to keep me stress free. She has a bunch of resources and the perfect connections. I couldn’t be happier with my choice and I didn’t even get married yet! Definitely a planner to book! I already told about 5 other bride to be’s about her and I was shocked when they were already referred to her company by someone else. I honestly couldn’t be happier to have her as my go to person for my wedding. She amazes me more and more everyday and keeps me super calm! Two more months!!

Dominique Cepeda
Dominique Cepeda
2018-08-17

LaParis Phillips
LaParis Phillips
2018-06-10

I've worked with Here and Now Events for a wedding and Raquel was amazing and easy to work with!