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Revel Events

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About

Revel Events, based in Vancouver, aims to make your dream wedding a reality! Owner and principal planner Jenna Smith has been a wedding planner since 2009. Her passion is planning romantic, fun, and customized weddings for couples. The group is open to catering the needs of civil, cultural, eco-friendly, religious/ non-religious, destination, and military weddings.

Experience

Jenna started Revel Events in 2009. She has two degrees in English Literature and was on the road to becoming a university professor prior to starting her venture in wedding planning. Revel Events has won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice and Couples’ Choice awards and has been featured in various online blogs and publications such as Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, and WedLuxe.

Services offered

Revel Events offers services for ceremonies, reception, and rehearsal dinners. The planning services offered by them include budget analysis, referrals, and timelines. Revel Events offers the following packages:

  • Complete Planning Package
  • Partial Wedding Coordination
  • Day-of Wedding Coordination
  • Hourly services

Other services

In addition to covering weddings, the business can also assist with

  • Private parties
  • Corporate events
  • Charity fundraisers
  • Holiday events

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

1

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$2,000

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$8,000

Hourly Rate

$50

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$4,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Mary A. Married on 29/08/2015
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    I've been struggling with writing this review because there are just TOO MANY GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT JENNA. I vividly remember when we booked her I looked at Tim and said, I think she could calm me down if everything goes haywire. She did.

    While our wedding was relatively small (65) there were a lot of moving pieces given that we were getting married on Quadra island and not arriving until 24 hours before
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    Jennifer L. Married on 07/09/2014
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    Hiring Jenna for day-of coordination was easily one of the best decisions we made! We entrusted her with all the details of our day - she was organized, articulate, patient, and found ways to make even the most complex details come together.

    We had some vendors who were at times challenging to get a hold of, and Jenna was able to reign them all in with no issues. We presented Jenna with a fairly long list of tasks with specific instructions and she executed them all without a problem (as far as we know!).

    In the days leading up to the wedding, we peppered Jenna with changes and new tasks to the schedule she had already built. Jenna handled this wonderfully, reconfirming with our vendors and updating our timelines as requested. Not only that, Jenna would prompt us and ask the right questions (ones we didn't even think of) to help us ensure we were making all the right decisions.

    Our wedding was no small task, with 250 guests and a ballroom flip under an hour and a half. Jenna worked with the hotel to handle all of this seamlessly. Jenna accompanied us to our final meeting with the venue, and it was priceless having her there - it was a relief (and impressive) to watch her manage all the final details. I basically had to sit there and not, while Jenna literally took all the stress off our shoulders so that we could actually enjoy those last few days!

    Perhaps one of Jenna's strongest skills, the other being highly organized, was her personable and kind demeanor. She won over all of us, including my parents who continue to rave about Jenna to this day. Thank you Jenna!
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    Vanessa H. Married on 19/07/2014
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    Jenna was fantastic and it's so true that you get much more than just "day-of" coordination. She was always prompt to reply to my many emails and offer vendor recommendations and suggestions when I wasn't sure what I wanted. She was always patient and flexible with last minute changes and requests.

    It was so nice to be able to just relax and entertain our friends and out of town guests in the days leading up to the wedding, knowing that Jenna was on it, confirming with Vendors and creating a detailed itinerary. The day of the wedding, I could rest easy knowing she was setting up the ceremony and reception spaces perfectly and throughout the day she ensured everything ran smoothly.

    Apparently our whole floral arch for the ceremony toppled over in the wind during set up and Jenna dealt with this without issue. I was none the wiser until the next day! Which is exactly what you want as the bride! I had enough nerves to deal with as is, I don't know what I would have done without Jenna! She was knowledgeable, professional and delivered - for a very reasonable rate!
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    Alynne P. Married on 07/06/2014
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    How amazing is Jenna of Revel Events? She is so amazing that I wish I could give her ten stars out of five. She is so amazing that I created a Wedding Wire account JUST to give her a review!

    I cannot say enough good things about Jenna. My husband and I hired her for full wedding coordination, and she delivered! I didn't know wedding planning could be a relaxing, fun experience, but it really was. Jenna was very respectful of our budget and worked hard to suggest quality vendors that were within our price range. She kept us on schedule. I never had to worry because I knew if I should be working on something, Jenna would tell me. My preferred method of communication was by email, and Jenna was very responsive to anything big or small. She even worked during her honeymoon!

    I joke that Jenna is a mind-reader, and I'm still a little suspicious! She matched us with vendors that meshed with our personalities and could see our vision clearly. We ended up with our wedding dream team. Even my husband, who is very picky, went with the very first DJ Jenna suggested. She hit the nail on the head every time!

    As for cost, she is worth every penny if for nothing but the peace of mind she provides. However, Jenna did save us a lot of money by scouting out vendors within our budget. She also had great suggestions when we were planning the menu and open bar to ensure we wouldn't go over budget. Her expertise in what is necessary and what isn't was so incredibly helpful.

    On the wedding day, I was able to focus 100% on having fun and getting married. Our wedding was an absolute blast, and our guests are still talking about it. I think this is proof of Jenna's talent.

    I will recommend Jenna to everyone I know! She's the best of the best!
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    Jennifer S. Married on 05/04/2014
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    Jenna was an incredible Wedding Planner and we were very happy with her service. She was great at managing the chaos of the day while remaining calm, cool and collected the entire time. She was very professional and also firm when she needed to be to organize a lot of different people at once. I would highly recommend her.
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    Hailey B. Married on 09/03/2014
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    Jenna smith single handedly did my wedding of over 350 people! She made my dream wedding come true and go off without a hitch!!!! She regulated our insane wedding party and got everything beyond organized and anyone would be crazy not to use her! She is a god send
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    Heidi A. Married on 15/02/2014
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    We hired Revel Events for partial planning of our February wedding and we couldn't have been happier with Jenna. She showed up early, stayed late, and took care of all the details while we sat back & reveled in the joy of our wedding! We planned our entire Vancouver BC wedding while we were living in the USA. We felt involved and hands-on every step of the way. We had a venue in mind, but needed a lot of help with vendor recommendations for everything else. We chose Jenna because she was generous with her time and always gave us plenty of good vendor recommendations. I knew that she would be the right person "on the ground" for us in Vancouver. I interviewed at least 5 event planners before selecting Jenna, and I found that many planners are stingy and charge extra fees for "vendor research." Revel does it differently - Jenna recommended vendors she thought we might be interested in, and then we did our own vendor research and picked the vendor that suited us the best. Sometimes we found a vendor on our own, but Jenna was always extremely helpful in letting us know what to look out for. Jenna is very highly regarded and well-known in the industry. Initially our preferred florist told us that they would be too busy to take on our wedding, but when they found out we were Jenna's clients they made an exception! Jenna is an excellent communicator. She knows exactly how to talk to each person involved, from the strung-out bride to the most difficult vendor, to get the best results. She empowered us to make good decisions that we would be happy with, and we never once felt pressured to go along with something we didn't want. I changed my mind a LOT - but Jenna always listened & gave us time think about what we wanted. Thanks Jenna for always being calm, organized & professional, and for making all kinds of magic happen on our wedding day!

    The groom agrees & says "Revel Events was worth every penny."
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    Heather B. Married on 06/09/2013
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    When we first got engaged, one of my bridesmaids referred me to Jenna at Revelevents. A wedding coordinator? Really? I thought: "I'm a capable, organized person - I don't need a wedding coordinator." Then I thought - you know, would be nice if on the day of the wedding, the hiccups were someone else's problems to solve not mine. We hired Jenna as a partial coordinator. Jenna sat back and let us do a lot of planning on our own leading up - she would check in periodically to make sure things were on their way. In her own professional and quiet, courteous way, she would inquire about things that she hadn't seen me tick off my list and offered very helpful suggestions about how to move them along. Then, about 3 weeks before the wedding, when we really, really needed it, and didn't even know it, Jenna became the most important, trusted and helpful resource to us. She managed things behind the scenes that we never even knew were issues until after she had solved them. She saw challenges coming, and handled them for us.. She was there for us both - groom and bride - giving us her full attention about 10 days before the wedding. We felt we had a resource, a friend, a sounding board and an unbelievable support. We had a pretty detailed wedding with a lot of moving parts - Jenna managed it all in stride - she was amazing. We know without hesitation that we wouldn't have made it through as well as we did without Jenna. She is worth her weight in gold. Take her advice, follow her suggestions, use her trusted vendors - the woman knows what she is doing. She will be worth every penny you could imagine and more. I am the first to admit - I am absolutely not the easiest person in the world to deal with when I am stressed and I also have very high expectations of people - Jenna met all of ours and more and we cannot be more grateful to her for everything she did for us to make our wedding the most spectacular day ever. We are so thankful we hired Jenna - you will be too.
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    Jax S. Married on 28/08/2013
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    Our wedding planner, Jenna kept us sane throughout this process, and helped us turn our dream wedding into a reality. It is through her that we found our wonderful photographer Amber Hughes and the other vendors that made the day come together so well. We cannot thank her enough.
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    Jackie P. Married on 06/08/2013
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    As an avid planner and type A personality myself, it was extremely important to me to find the right person, to hand the reins to on my wedding day for day of coordination. I met with various well known planners in Vancouver, but in the end I was most confident with, and found the strongest connection with Jenna.

    Working with Jenna leading up to the wedding was Fab. She's super responsive and kept me on track with all planning details. On the wedding day, everything was great. No hick-ups, at least that I know of. Which is exactly how it should be! Jenna took care of everything - and even chased (discreetly) the flower girls/ring bearer when they set off in the wrong direction (ie, not down the aisle). As the wedding continued into party mode Jenna was still doing her thing, and even hung around until we ourselves were ready to go, which we were not expecting. Jenna had all our gifts collected and packed into our vehicle ready and waiting for us to leave. She then tucked us into the car, and sent us off for the night! This was amazing. She really was all over everything.

    I would highly recommend Jenna. I know there are other big name planners in town, but the value Jenna provides is far superior. High quality, and high value.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2013 Winner

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31 AVENUE, SURREY V3Z 2W5 Vancouver (British Columbia)

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