Thank yous and Raves
Where to start?! Linnea and her team are simply the best!
A few things come to mind...First, Linnea knows EVERYONE which makes the wedding vendor selection process so easy! This means that a) she was essentially a human filter for selecting the Best of Boston for our wedding (no reading 1000s of reviews and magazines - she will honestly tell you exactly what she thinks of vendors you have in mind!) and b) when we had questions for our vendors, she could simply pick up the phone and ask - no matter if it was the band manager or videographer - many of them are her friends, so she just makes things happen!
Second, Linnea and her team put together a foolproof plan for the wedding weekend (literally down to the minute) to make sure that everything went smoothly. Linnea thinks of every detail well ahead of the wedding day. Everyone in our family/wedding party knew where to be and when, and with the schedule in hand, I never had to worry about a thing on the day, so we could just enjoy :)
Finally - but probably most importantly - Linnea has such a fun, bubbly, and happy personality with a can-do/positive attitude, which is exactly what you want when planning such a celebratory event! She's always smiling, which makes you (as the bride) smile, too!
Katherine & Patrick
August 27 2016 Lyman Estate, Waltham MA
Linnea is THE BEST. Linnea was my "day of" wedding planner, which really meant that she started working on my wedding several months out. I knew I was in good hands when I met with Linnea for the first time to go over the timeline for the big day -- I came in with lots of questions and half baked ideas, but Linnea had everything so well organized that by the end of our meeting I was checking things off my to do list that I hadn't even known I needed! Linnea was so much fun to work with over the next few months. Not only is she super friendly and bubbly, but she is also very patient and calming. Great qualities to have when wedding planning can get stressful! Linnea will respond to your emails immediately, provide very helpful opinions and recommendations, and always has a contact if you're looking for a new vendor. There are so many little details that can be stressful to plan, and Linnea was on top of every single one. For example, I learned 2 weeks before the wedding that you need a sound system for the ceremony (I thought this came with the band -- nope!). When I called the "sound guy", I was told that everything had already been taken care of weeks ago -- by Linnea! On the weekend of the wedding, Linnea made sure that everything was flawless. She helped run our ceremony rehearsal, coordinated all our vendors, got the wedding party organized on the day of, and was even running around the venue itself making sure that every detail and every table was just right! Her attention is detail is amazing, and so so appreciated! She ensured that the logistics and details were the last thing on my mind on my wedding day -- she took care of it all. Having Linnea on our "team" as we planned our wedding was hands down one of the best decisions we made. I would recommend her to anyone that asks!! She will ensure that you have the wedding day of your dreams!
Sarah & Jerry
June 17, 2017
Earth at Hidden Pond
I honestly can't say enough great things about Linnea and the entire Tangorra Wedding Planning team for all of the incredible work they put in to our Labor Day wedding. After our first conversation, I knew we wouldn't be able to organize our dream wedding without their help. We were about 6 months out when we initially contacted Linnea and she immediately began coordinating with all of our vendors to put a very comprehensive timeline together for the wedding weekend. She thought about things I would never have considered and took all of the stress out of the last few months of planning. On top of that, it seemed like every vendor in town knew Linnea and that they themselves were put at ease after finding out she was our planner. Not only did she ensure the entire wedding was absolutely perfect (and flawless, and beautiful, and everything else we wanted it to be...), but she also was so much fun to be around. For the brides out there - it's so easy to assume you can handle all of the planning and organizing on your own, but do yourself a favor and contact Tangorra Wedding Planning!
Kim & Patrick
September 2016 Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
I cannot recommend Linnea and the entire Tangorra team highly enough. My mother and I worked with Linnea starting in December 2013 to plan our June 2014 wedding. From start to finish, Linnea was a joy to work with. She made the entire process of planning a 200-person outdoor wedding with four days of events fun and easy.
During the planning process, Linnea guided us through every decision with incredible responsiveness, warmth, and efficiency. She recommended top-notch vendors with whom she has excellent working relationships, and from the photographer to the caterer to the florist, we loved working with everyone she suggested. Linnea has a fabulous eye for the exquisite details that make a wedding truly special, but she's also incredibly efficient and able to nail logistics down quickly. She has a wonderful sense of humor that relieves any wedding planning stress.
During the wedding events themselves, Linnea and her team were an incredibly kind, calm, and capable presence. They took care of everything flawlessly, and the events could not have been smoother.
I feel so lucky to have worked with Linnea and the Tangorra team, and I recommend them with the greatest enthusiasm to any New England bride.
Sara & Noah
June 14, 2014 Private home, Bedford, NH
Hiring Linnea was the best decision I made as the mother of the bride. She was a joy to work with…professional, efficient, calming, and enthusiastic. My daughter lives in Boston and I live north of the city, so offices in both Newburyport and Boston gave us great flexibility for meetings. She had wonderful suggestions for Boston vendors, as well as great working relationships with them. She was there to guide us every step of the way, making the planning process stress free and fun. She listened to our ideas, made suggestions, and turned them into reality. She was ALWAYS available to answer questions via email or phone, and was happy to set up face to face meetings whenever we wanted them. The day of the wedding, she and her team were at every venue (hotel, pictures, church, reception) making sure everything was perfect, so we could enjoy every moment. We have heard nothing but raves from our wedding guests, and our daughter said it was everything she had ever dreamed of. Thank you, Linnea, for making it all possible, and for making it all so much fun from start to finish....
Kate G. Mother of the Bride
July 19, 2014, Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so special!!! We had the absolute BEST time and our wedding day is something we will remember forever. I would be happy to be a reference for you, give you feedback or have any photos/video posted on your website or marketing materials! You were above and beyond amazing so any way we can help you just let us know. Linnea, I seriously can't put into words how AMAZING you have been over the past few months. Every detail of the wedding was absolutely PERFECT. So many people have told me the wedding planning process is very stressful and I can honestly say I wasn't stressed at all throughout the process. You took all the stress away and kept everything organized and made our wedding vision come to life. You suggested the vendors that were perfect for our style and budget. Seriously I lovedddddd all of our vendors. Loved Loved Loved. You were always SO responsive on email, text and phone. The day of the wedding honestly everything was flawless. The day flowed nicely, you kept me calm and the ceremony and reception were just PERFECT. I honestly feel like throughout this process I have gained a friend. I would love to keep in touch with you if I can ever do ANYTHING for you please let me know.
Alexis & Dan
September 8, 2012 Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
I could write you a thank you note every week for the next year and I'm not sure even then I would adequately be able to describe how incredibly thankful Mark and I are for all you did to make our wedding just perfect!
I was hesitant at first to hire a coordinator - but after speaking with you and then meeting you in person any lingering questions were immediately gone and I never looked back - in fact hiring YOU would be the first piece of advice I would give to any newly engaged bride-to-be. You answered all of my questions, worked patiently with my type-A personality and most of all reassured me that you had everything under control (including me!) - it was that comfort and trust that allowed my Mom, Dad, Mark and me to sit back and truly enjoy the day (with all 212 of our closest friends and family :)).
You not only took care of the details of our day - but you took care of all of us. From completely fixing/redoing the bustle on my dress on more than one occasion, to making sure our flower girl had her beloved American Girl doll with her at all times, to tracking down my Dad when his gift of gab may have caused him not to be where he was supposed to be, when he was supposed to be there, to setting up and replenishing the candy bar my Mom had put together you did it all with warmth, complete grace and a smile.
You also found out quite quickly what my one frustration point was with our planning process and whenever and wherever you could, you took it out of my hands allowing me to step back and out of the situation. In these instances I know you went above and beyond the call of duty - and for that a simple thank you just doesn't seem adequate, but I hope you know how sincere I am when I say it.
Lastly, and certainly not least - thank you for the support you gave to me. Your reassuring smile, your warmth, your calm demeanor and your confidence put me immediately at ease. I could relax (and I stayed sane) because of you. I know we hired you to help coordinate our event but you have become so much more than that - you are now a treasured friend.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Christine & Mark
October 26, 2013 Langham Hotel, Boston
There are simply not enough words to say thank you to you and your incredible team. Beyond spectacular!!!
Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for everything!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You all are SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!
Caitlin & Drew
July 6, 2012 Boston Harbor Hotel
I want to relive our wedding every day of my life, and Tracy Kelly from Tangorra is the reason why. I didn't even want to hire a planner- my mother all but insisted- and now I don't know why anyone would - or how anyone could - have a wedding without Tracy. From the very start Tracy was incredibly helpful suggesting vendors and facilitating any questions. Towards the end we had some hiccups with our venue and Tracy took care of everything without a hitch. She is the reason my husband and I were able to really, really enjoy our wedding day without having to worry about logistics or problems. Plus, Tracy is just a wonderful, kind person who is great to have around and went the extra mile to make us feel happy and loved. A planner - especially Tracy- from Tangorra is THE best investment you can make for your wedding. If you are even considering it (and if you aren't, you should be), call Tangorra, you will not be sorry.
Kate & Dave
October 12, 2013. Charles Hotel, Cambridge
We recently had Linnea for our "Day Of" wedding planner in Boston and I cannot say enough great things about her and her team. As someone who is quite hands on and organized, I originally questioned whether I needed a wedding planner and now cannot imaging how the day would have gone without Linnea. Well in advance of the "day of" Linnea handled coordinating the entire wedding timeline, rehearsal, organized all of the various vendor logistics and timing, provided incredibly helpful insight and advice....and did it all with a fantastic smile and sense of humor! She works incredibly hard, is very responsive, and is just generally super on top of her game. On the actual day of the wedding, Linnea and her colleague, Tracy, anticipated needs that we didn't even know we had. She was instantly part of the family and so, so amazing. I highly recommend Linnea to anyone considering a planner and, like me, even those who are not sure they need one :)
Tracy & Chris
October 13, 2013. Boston Harbor Hotel
My experience with Tangorra Wedding Planning was amazing! I was hesitant to hire any wedding planner at all but knew I needed some help so I hired a "Day of" wedding planner. As soon as I started working with Tracy, I knew I needed her to plan the entire event. She worked with me every step of the way ensuring every detail was discussed in a proactive manner. I never felt stressed or overwhelmed with things I had to do. She guided me through the process but made sure my husband and I made the final decisions to make the day personal and what we had in mind. Tracy kept me organized, was extremely flexible, and checked into every idea I had (no matter how out-of-the-ordinary it was). As I saw the day come together, it was astonishing. Everyone told me before I got married "Don't worry, something will go wrong, but you have to let it go on the day and enjoy". So on my day I was prepared but NOTHING went wrong. Not even the tiniest thing. Tracy had everything under control while keeping calm and collected while keeping everyone else on task. Besides the actual wedding day, the schedule of the wedding that Tracy created was my second favorite thing about my experience with Tangorra. Tracy created a detailed (her details had details) schedule of the day that my family, friends, wedding party, and my husband and I found lifesaving! Our wedding could not have gone any smoother and I thank Tracy &Linnea for helping my husband and I have the wedding of our dreams!
July 21, 2012 The Ritz Carlton, Boston
We highly recommend Tangorra Wedding Planning. We chose the Day-of package from the menu of services that are offered, and it was one of the best decisions we made. Linnea went above and beyond the call of duty! The service that we received was exemplary. Linnea kept in regular contact with us by email and phone in addition to meeting with us (along with her team) on three different occasions. The attention to detail was impeccable. For example, the wedding schedule that she developed was comprehensive and meticulous (when my mother-in-law from Northern Ireland saw the schedule, she commented that it was like “something from the Royal wedding of Kate and William”).
Linnea and her team, Taylor and Tracy, were by our sides during the rehearsal the night before the wedding as well as the day of the wedding and, of course, during the wedding itself (which was in the evening). They were instrumental in making everything run smoothly. I could go on and on about everything they helped us with, but in an effort to focus on their remarkable service I will cite a few specific examples - 1) They worked with my husband to get the music for the ceremony timed to perfection; 2) It was discovered that one of the groomsmen had purchased the wrong shirt when the bridal party was getting ready a few hours before the ceremony. Linnea and her team sprang into action, and called many stores in Boston until they found the right shirt; 3) They guided the bridal party and family members from place to place so that everyone was in position for the ceremony, pictures, and entrance into the reception (I don't know how we could have coordinated all these details without them!); 4) they helped the bride with wardrobe details throughout the process (including a malfunctioning bustle and hair piece complication).
In addition to being very professional, Linnea, Taylor and Tracy are all extremely warm and friendly. They made us feel at ease from the moment we met them, and they infused a lot of fun into the whole experience. We have received rave reviews on our daughter's wedding, and we strongly believe that Tangorra Wedding Planning played a big role!
Alexa and I cannot thank you enough for an incredible wedding. We will remember it for the rest of our lives and always be grateful for all you did to make it incredible. It was an amazing day!
Thank you, thank you,
Evan & Alexis
May 29, 2010 Boston Harbor Hotel
I'm still in awe over John's and my wedding. One of the best days of my life. You are such a talent. I can't imagine anything I would want to do differently. Everyone was great. The DJ kept the dance floor packed, the flow of the day was smooth, and the ceremony was amazing.
Seriously, Linnea, I feel so lucky. It started out with a wonderful guy and the whole event matched the energy that I feel drives John's and my relationship; happy, fun, heartfelt, creative and warm. It felt so us. Thank you so very much.
Jamie & John
September 6, 2010 Bedford, MA
I'm so sad that we won't get to chat on a daily basis now. It's another bride's turn to get your undivided attention. But, we must stay in touch!
Anyway, I just wanted to send you a quick note. You and Francie were simply amazing. The room looked gorgeous. I felt so calm mostly because you kept everything on time and on schedule. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a wonderful experience....and, I think everyone had a good time too.
If you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sam & Austin
May 15, 2010 Boston Harbor Hotel
We worked with Tracy Kelly of Tangorra Wedding Planning for our daughter's wedding in Boston. We can't praise her enough. Doing a wedding from afar (Virginia) was stressful, but Tracy made the whole thing easy. We spoke with her whenever we had questions, emailed constantly and met with her on many occasions. Her attention to detail was phenomenal and put my mind to rest which is not east to do. The wedding was awesome and she helped make it so. We had a slight mishap (father of bride was injured while dancing at the beginning of the reception) and Tracy handled it as if she did it every day. We needed a wheelchair and she got us one and made sure that later in the evening, a taxi was arranged to take the Dad to the hospital. The night went on and a great time was had by all, even the injured Dad. We have been telling anyone who will listen how phenomenal Tracy was and we wish we had another wedding to make so we could work with her again. We can't imagine the wedding without her. Her "war plan" as one of the bridesmaids referred to it, left no room for error and made everyone more relaxed since they knew where to be and when. Tracy, we love you and hope everyone in Boston planning a wedding comes knocking on your door.
Candy and Ken Frankel (Parents of the Bride)
Mindy & Bob
September 1, 2012 State Room
Thank you so much for EVERYTHING having to do with our wedding. Everything went so well and we were delighted with the outcome. The party went strong until 1:45 actually...don't ask.
Seriously though, we couldn't have done this without you. I know it was a pretty unique situation with Lydia and the large # of people in a small'ish space at times but we had a blast and so did everyone else. We got so many compliments on the flowers, band, food and candy bar ;)
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, time and energy. Also, thanks for staying until the bitter end last night with your team!
Robin & Jon
November 14, 2010 Liberty Hotel, Boston
Thank you so very much for all you did for us for Victoria's wedding. Thank you for helping us plan everything, thank you for bustling Vic's dress, thank you for making me laugh, thank you for going before us and picking up after us, for taking care of the vendors and checks, thank you for telling us everything would be great (repeatedly), thank you for running everything so smoothly that there were no glitches. Thank you for being more than I could have imagined as the "go-to" people. So...the next party we have-Victoria says you're invited, just because-we like having you with us.
With blessings and gratitude,
March 14, 2009 Burlington, MA
We miss you already!!! We LOVED our wedding! Matt & I have both said that it was the best weekend of our lives --- hands down. We cannot thank you enough for all of your support, love, patience, & guidance in planning our wedding weekend over the past year. You are truly the BEST!!! :)
We will be in touch as soon as we get back. Also, be sure to check our profiles on Fbook for pics that people have been posting.
Kate & Matt :)
August 7, 2010 Boston Harbor Hotel
I just wanted to highlight how amazing Tracy was to work with in our wedding planning process and on the day of. Tracy thought of everything and made herself readily available to talk anytime we needed guidance, input or support. Her positive attitude and constant smile made working with her fun and helped the planning process feel less arduous (I was a bit of an atypical bride in my feelings about planning :). I would highly recommend Tracy and in turn Tangorra Wedding Planning to anyone looking for a spectacular experience. I will follow up and write a review on the links Tracy sent me in the coming week and would also be happy to be a reference for prospective clients.
Thank you again for all of your efforts to make our wedding day so wonderful!
Becca and Andrew
August 5, 2012 The Crane Estate
Vendor Review on TheKnot.com
Linnea made our wedding into everything that we wanted it to be. We could not have had such a beautiful and fun wedding without her. She found the venue for us, the photographer, the florist, and the DJ- and they were all the best of the best- just like her :) The only vendor I booked was the hair and makeup and the makeup canceled the morning of the wedding! I called Linnea right away and she spent the morning making calls for us and within a few hours she had someone for us. I never spent a second worrying about it because I knew Linnea would fix it all. Having Linnea at our wedding was worth every single penny. We cannot say enough good things about her.
Leah & Russ
July 10, 2010 Liberty Hotel, Boston
Thank you to you and your team for helping make our wedding perfect. The planning was phenomenal, just incredibly well orchestrated down to the last detail, so that Sarah and I didn't have to worry at all. And your recommendations of the florist, the charger plates, and all the decorations looked spectacular. The team was awesome on game day, they just made everything run very smoothly. If you ever would like to list us as a reference, we are more than happy to speak to other prospective couples on your behalf, glowing reviews only. Our best to you all.
Dave & Sarah
August 31, 2008 Taj Boston
8/10/08 Moraine Farm Wedding Vendor Review
I am just coming down from the wedding buzz and wanted to share information on my amazing vendors. I was lucky enough to assemble a great team of people who love what they do and do it well. I wanted to have fun while planning and I wanted to work with people who wanted the same. I was so happy with everyone that I felt the need to share!
By far, the most important person I hired was the lovely Linnea Tangorra of Tangorra Wedding Planning to assist with décor style and Day of Coordination. In my opinion, it was the best money we spent. She made wedding planning fun and easy and made our wedding day totally stress free!! I highly recommend hiring a DOC if you are getting married anywhere that doesn't provide an onsite person to help you and especially if you are working with multiple vendors.
I got married at Moraine Farm in Beverly and though Melissa there is great, she did not provide assistance through the planning process. Linnea walked me through every step of the wedding with timelines, helpful suggestions and assistance with little details like where to set up the cotton candy and dessert! The most wonderful thing was arriving at the fully decorated and gorgeous reception and realizing that after months of planning out every detail, all I had to worry about was having fun with my guests. My mother and father are singing Linnnea's praises. Her assistance was priceless to us! What is additionally great is that the price Linnea charges for her services are totally affordable and, if needed, she will customize your package! I cannot thank her enough!
Liz & Martin
August 10, 2008 Moraine Farm, Beverly, MA
I wanted to pop in now that our wedding's over to share a RAVE about our day-of-the-wedding coordinator: Linnea Tangorra, http://linneatangorra.com/ She is fantastic!
We wanted to find a day-of-the-wedding coordinator because the wedding was at my parents' home, and therefore no one would really be "running the show." Linnea was absolutely amazing and surpassed our hopes in every way.
She is ultra-organized, ultra-quick in responding to emails and calls, and very open-minded. She somehow manages to be both laid-back and INCREDIBLY on top of things; she never stresses out, she just gets EVERYTHING done, almost like magic. And all of our vendors love her, too: whenever we mentioned that we were working with her, they absolutely lit up because they know what a pleasure to work with she is. She's down-to-earth, funny, and really just great all around.
Much of our wedding was DIY (invitations, flower arrangements, programs, favors, escort cards, place cards, etc. etc.), and Linnea totally "got it" that we didn't want to have a cookie-cutter wedding. She ran the show at both the rehearsal and the wedding itself, and thanks to her my family and I felt utterly relaxed. The wedding went so much more smoothly than I could ever have dreamed, and most of that was thanks to her.
I can't even begin to convey how much more calm and confident my parents and I felt the moment we hired her. She rocks -- I can't recommend her highly enough!
Call or email Linnea (you can tell her LS & RB sent you). You'll be so glad you did!
Lyndsey & Ryan
June 28, 2009
I could not have more good things to say about Linnea and her team. I hired Linnea to coordinate and act as the primary contact person for the day of my August 2007 wedding and my only regret was that I didn't have her help with all the months of planning. She drew up an extremely detailed schedule for the three days before the wedding and wedding day, and two days before the wedding I handed over all my vendor information and special plans and she took care of everything from there. I was completely worry free. Here are a couple examples of how Linnea made our day perfect:
- At the dress rehearsal, our priest wanted to have my bridesmaids walk only about 5 feet apart and me only about 10 feet behind my maid of honor, this was absolutely ridiculous considering we got married at the cathedral in Boston and the aisle is about 150 long and we had a music change in between my maid of honor and myself. Our priest was pretty difficult to work with and almost resented Linnea's presence at the rehearsal; Linnea assured me that we would fix the processional before the wedding and it went off exactly like I had imagined.
- Also, logistically we had a difficult wedding because we used 5 trolleys to transport our 155 guests and the bridal party from the reception site to the church and then back again and the process was absolutely seamless.
- Lastly, at the reception an older family friend passed out during dinner and I did not even know about it until well after the event. I am sure there are other mishaps that I don't even know about to this day.
Linnea is prepared for just about everything, extremely fun to work with but also very professional. She and her helper were non-imposing but I was not bothered once during our entire celebration with any vendor problems. She has a great list of preferred vendor that I highly recommend you consider, it could end up saving you money and headaches. Linnea was worth every penny and then some; the piece of mind that I had knowing that everything was taken care of was priceless for me, my sister and mother who were free to enjoy the day.
Best of luck with your wedding. Some mishaps are bound to happen but with Linnea there she will minimize the impact on your enjoyment of the day.
Sandra & Pat
August 10, 2007
Boston Harbor Hotel
Linnea is awesome! She was the best thing that happened to my wedding (minus the actual ceremony of marrying my husband! lol). Seriously, she's the best. My mom had actually passed away before our wedding, and I was nervous to go through planning a wedding without my mom. I needed someone that could act as a 'mother', planner and friend...and Linnea did all of those beautifully.
I also wanted a very unique wedding...a good mix of traditional and classic, and Linnea helped take my ideas and bring them to reality, while offering her own ideas and suggestions. We gave her a budget, which she stayed within (I was the one who kept raising the budget to add more random stuff that I wanted....but Linnea could have easily planned our wedding within any budget range). She was fantastic..I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about her. It sounds cheesy...but it's true.
I really don't know if we had any problems arise during the wedding, because Linnea took care of everything. I was able to enjoy my wedding, and be a 'guest' instead of the 'host'. All the vendors commented on how much they love working with Linnea...she's incredibly well respected in the wedding industry. We originally hired her as a "day of coordinator" but as the day got closer, we ended up hiring her to do most of the planning, and I'm so happy we did!
Nikki & Chris
October 5, 2007
Ritz Carlton Boston
Just wanted to thank you again for all your help in making the wedding a dream wedding for Deb and Jeff. Everything was just wonderful, and I really mean that. Between your expertise and thoroughness and Deb's organization it went so very smoothly. I can not think of anything I would have done differently. Everyone we worked with was great -invitations etc - flowers - ceremony musicians - minister - photographer - videographer -cake - and the fantastic band! Everyone at the Four Seasons was helpful, friendly and went out of their way for us and the food of course was marvelous by all accounts. It just seemed to go by in a flash.
Again, thank you so much for everything. If you need a great recommendation you can count on us!
Mother of Bride
February 21, 2009
Four Seasons Boston
I wanted to thank you for everything. The wedding was so amazing and we loved every second of it. I could not have done it without you!!
I miss talking to you all the time!
Allison & Derek
September 26, 2009