Laura is truly an incredible wedding planner! When we first started thinking about the wedding, we knew we wanted to have it in New England, but we really didn’t know of any venues on the East Coast. It was a daunting prospect to try to sort through all the options. We discussed our plans with Laura and she came back to us with a really extensive list of venues that fit our budget and style. We went through them together and she promptly reached out to the coordinators at the places we liked. Pretty soon after our meeting we were able to select the venue based on her research and it ended up being exactly what we wanted.Laura was also able to get a sense of our style very quickly and helped us plan a wedding that suited our personalities rather than planning a cookie-cutter wedding. She was very enthusiastic and supportive of our vision and tried to select vendors who would fit with the aesthetic we were trying to create. Honestly, we would have been so far behind schedule if Laura hadn’t continually (but gently) kept us on top of our duties. There are so many elements that go into planning a wedding that we would have let slide, but she was conscientious about reminding us of deadlines so as not to fall behind. It was also really impressive how she was able to coordinate everything remotely from Chicago. We were nervous about how it would all turn out because we didn’t have a chance to spend much time in New England before the wedding. Somehow Laura was able to work her magic though and everything seemed to fall into place!On the day of the wedding she was diligent in making sure everything ran smoothly. Because of her, we didn’t have to worry about small details and we were free to enjoy our Big Day with only the customary pre-wedding jitters. The whole event really did go off without a hitch and we attribute most of that to Laura’s seamless behind-the-scenes execution. If you are looking for a organized, kind, and efficient planner, we couldn’t recommend Laura more!
Laura Reitsma is the ultimate wedding planner. I repeat; if you are within any reasonable distance of this magical, hardworking, FIERCE human—hire her. From day 1, Laura was attentive, flexible to our needs, thoroughly organized, and willing to support our out-of-the-box vision. She kept us calm throughout the planning process, while sharing her tips and tricks of the trade. Laura is brilliant at budgeting, and she KNOWS how to achieve any detail you desire in a sustainable & practical manner. I cannot stress enough how efficient, professional, and CLASSY Laura is. Any time we needed a recommendation, Laura had the top contacts to offer. Everyone we met through Fierce Productions was SPECTACULAR. They went above and beyond our wildest dreams. From the man who helped print our invitations, to our caterer, DJ, and photographer...Laura led us to the kindest, most lovely, creative, quality artists. We were at ease day of because Laura runs a show like no other. She is a goddess, and her assistant/wonderful husband Joel were absolute rockstars. Every detail was executed perfectly. Our wedding was elegant & FUN. We were able to be present for all of our special day due to the Fierce Productions team. We heard from many of our guests that the attention to detail was especially impressive, and that we had “the best wedding” they’d ever been to. Fierce Productions is the wisest, coolest event company you will find. Hire now.
At first I was hesitant to hire a wedding coordinator because I am an organized person and thought I could do it all myself. After our first meeting with Laura, I quickly realized how many details she covered that I had not even thought of. She stayed in touch with us throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding, gently reminding us of what needed to be done before the big day. Laura was respectful of the wishes of everyone in the wedding party. Right away she asked how each person preferred to be addressed. She was mindful of our daughter’s unique personality and helped us to compromise on areas where we might have disagreed. It was a very DIY wedding and unique theme: Elegant Victorian Goth. Laura even found us an entertainer who designed their performance exactly to our theme. On the day of the wedding, when I thought I could have gotten everything done, Laura and her assistant Laurie were there every step of the way. They helped us with decorations, they corralled the wedding party for pictures, they even ran out for alcohol when we ran out of gin! Laura kept us on schedule and made sure that everything we wanted to include in the ceremony and reception was done. Through all of this, she was kind, patient and never lost her smile. If you think you don’t need a wedding coordinator, think again. It is the biggest day of your or your child’s life, and you don’t want to spend it running around in circles, you want to enjoy the day. Laura Reitsma of Fierce Productions will make sure that you have a day to remember, and that you have the time, energy and ability to remember the day!
When my husband and I were beginning the process of planning our wedding, we found ourselves overwhelmed. Originally I didn’t think I needed a wedding planner, especially since we were trying to keep our budget as low as possible. GOOD GRAVY was I totally wrong. Laura from Fierce Productions worked with us over the course of nearly a year and made literally EVERY aspect of planning a wedding easier. She helped us find a venue, led fun productive meetings to brainstorm creative ideas, and helped us wade through endless options of caterers, decor, flowers, etc. Closer to the wedding she took care of so much of the nitty gritty logistics I didn’t have time for (and honestly didn’t even know I really needed to have done). I felt like she really made a successful effort to “get” our style and what we were going for, instead of suggesting boring generic stuff. And she was consistently full of creative ideas (my husband is a writer and she suggested putting borrowed working typewriters on each table for guests to write notes to us. How cool would that be??) She was smart, decisive, and fun to work with. She was so motivated that she was often the one getting things off the ground and lighting a very needed fire under our butts. And I honestly think we spent less money in the long run because of how many great ideas she had to keep costs down. In the end, my husband and I had several people tell us that our wedding was the most fun wedding they’d ever attended. I give so much of that credit to Laura and her fantastic planning. I’m not sure I could’ve found the kind of crowd planning and sound design that she and her team provided in another company. Planning a wedding was one of the most stressful and complicated things I’ve ever done, and Laura just made it SO much easier for me and my husband. So if you’re on the fence about wedding planners, do yourself a favor and hire Laura at Fierce Productions!!
From our first discussion on the phone to the end of the wedding night, Laura was amazing! We hired Laura to coordinate our day-of activities and she started working with me the month before the wedding to get the feel of what we had already worked out and what needed to be completed. She jumped right in and was able to smoothly and effectively pick up where I had left off in the planning...and made it better. She had great ideas and worked with me every step of the way. And the day-of was tremendous, from the time she met me at my hair appointment until the end, she coordinated everything perfectly. I couldn’t have been happier. My wedding party gave me numerous compliments about Laura, saying she was professional and on top of everything, but in a fun and respectful manner. I recommended her services highly!
Laura helped make our wedding day incredible. We started working with her several weeks before the wedding and as soon as we found her, we breathed a sigh of relief. Laura’s professionalism, organization, drive, attention to detail and calm demeanor was everything we needed, and more, during the final weeks of wedding planning. Not to mention, Laura’s creative eye helped us tune into small, impactful details that made our day extra special. Laura worked with all of our vendors to organize the details and built the most amazing day-of timeline. Laura facilitated a seamless rehearsal, corralled both families (which is no easy task!) and helped me, the nervous bride, feel calm and confident. And of course, Laura’s day-of coordination made the day absolutely perfect. Our wedding weekend went off without a hitch because of Laura and we will be forever grateful for her work! I couldn’t recommend Laura more highly for event coordination. Laura’s talent and creativity is such a gift, and we are so grateful to have worked with her. You would be incredibly fortunate to have her be a part of your special event.
I chose Fierce Productions among many proposals I received because its enthusiasm and depth of experience was evident from the beginning. It was the best decision I made. Fierce Productions’ professionalism and creativity made planning my daughter’s surprise Bollywood-inspired birthday party such a fun and easy experience. Laura’s thoughtful touches and attention to detail assured for a beautiful party which my daughter and her guests will remember for a long time. I will be hiring Fierce Productions for all my future event planning needs.
From the first meeting to loading up the truck at the end of the night, Laura made our 2017 Annual Gala an absolute success. Without her superb management and planning we would not have been able to raise over $22,000 in one night, and blow past our overall fundraising goal. Laura was professional, creative, and a joy to work with. I highly recommend Fierce Productions for any and all event planning!
Fierce Productions did an incredible job with throwing my 30th Birthday Party. Laura is so professional. She arranged everything from design and decor to the vendors, entertainment and photo booth. Everyone at my party had a blast. I definitely plan on hiring Fierce Productions again in the future. Laura is also a good listener. When I gave her my idea for a “sugar and spice and everything nice” theme- she went all out. I had rainbows, unicorns, sparkles, confetti, a fruit platter in the shape of a rainbow. It was so well done and gorgeous. I loved rolling into 30 like a 5 yr old princess. It was hilarious and amazing.
Laura was fantastic to work with on our first-ever annual gala event. She helped us come up with a comprehensive plan for the evening and specific tasks for achieving. She’s bright and thoughtful and incredibly detail-oriented, thinking of many of the “little things” that make a big impact on events like this. She was genuinely excited to help us do well, listened to our concerns and ideas, and offered solid advice when needed. She remained unflappable and focused when the zero hour approached - a CRUCIAL skill for any event planner. I wouldn’t hesitate a single second to recommend her on any scale project.