Patty Lillmars

We hired Cherice to be our “day of” wedding coordinator for our daughter’s wedding. She did a great job with every detail from the decorations, to confirming with all the vendors. She only had a little over an hour to get the room totally decorated and totally rocked it with the help of some of her elves! It was so fun to be able to relax and enjoy the wedding day without having to worry about anything! Two thumbs up!

Cynthia G

Go to Destination Create for all of your inspiration! Cherice has skills & talent aplenty to offer… If it’s organizing, think of her like your Fairy Godmother… if it’s a party or wedding, think of having the best party planner on the planet. And if it’s a Crown you want…
You too can be “Crowned by Cherice”!
And that’s just the beginning… Check her out.
She is always just a click away!

• Kenna Tripp

Cherice is the most creative person I’ve ever met! She works so hard to create the perfect event for you! She is amazing! I have loved everything she has done for me!

• Annette Thaler

Cherice knows her business. She is professional and does an outstanding job. My advice is to listen to everything she says and take her suggestions. You will be happy if you do, and sorry if you don’t. She has so much experience. She just knows what works, and what doesn’t work. I have used her for all of my children’s weddings, and if I had any more children, I would use her again.

Courtnee Ulrich

Cherice helped plan the most amazing 40th birthday party for me.  She helped coordinate the many different vendors and was on site all night which was so fantastic because we didn’t have to worry about a thing- she had it all handled.  She was also great creatively in coming up with the design of the evening- even doing the flowers herself.  She is extremely detail oriented and made sure everything was covered.

I’ve also had Cherice help with things around the house.  She did a great job with my linen closet and she did the most amazing table setting for a dinner party.  The kids table was so fun- I wanted to sit there.  She has been really so helpful with so many things for me, it’s like an extra set of hands that can get some of these items out-of-the-way so on the weekend I can focus on my family.  I highly recommend Cherice.

Katy & Brandon Allen

We can’t thank Cherice enough for all the work she did to make our wedding perfect. From the first steps of planning and through our whole wedding weekend, she ensured every detail was attended to. Her energy and enthusiasm is unparalleled. All I needed to do was suggest an idea once, and she would make it happen. She spent hours upon days searching for the perfect blush colored ribbon and card stock to create our menus and escort cards, cake backdrop and other decor for our reception.

Cherice coordinated with all of our vendors, including attending vendor meetings. She was the glue that held everything together (including the bride’s sanity). Cherice is a talented event stylist and she helped create a cohesive style, theme, and color scheme for the entire event. Cherice was also accessible, quickly responsive and easily available for meetings, emails, phone calls.

The wedding weekend timeline that Cherice developed and distributed to the vendors and the bridal party was extremely helpful for all involved. When it came to the wedding weekend, Cherice was there every step of the way, keeping everything running on time and smoothly. I’m sure I have no idea about half of what she handled on that day because she was so good at her job that all I had to do was relax and enjoy the amazing party she had helped us throw. We are so lucky we had Cherice help us plan our wedding.

Thank you so much!
Brandon and Katy Allen

Rachel Blatter

Cherice made our wedding day better than we expected! Being the bride I wanted to hire Cherice because I knew that she would take care of every detail and make our day beautiful. She is talented, creative, energetic, and gets the job done. I appreciated how she paid close attention to my vision and made it happen. There was no worry for us on our wedding day. She custom designed our table center pieces in these beautiful wooden floral boxes, used her fabulous decor from her large inventory to decorate the display tables, and was on top of every event detail in a timely fashion. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. I would recommend Cherice to anyone who wants to throw a successful party!

Tammy Blatter

Once again you did an amazing job! My anxiety went away when I knew you were at the helm. I remember my first thoughts the evening of the reception when I entered the property. You transformed it into Rachel’s vision- just lovely. The flowers were particularly stunning. Thanks for a beautiful memory.

TC & Rachel Ashburn

The reception was everything we imagined and we had a great time and loved how it was all put together. The flowers were incredible too! Thank you Cherice for all your hard work and for making it special for us.

Annette Ashburn

If you are looking for a vivacious, smart, talented, pleasant, imaginative, intuitive and thoughtful Wedding Planner, Cherice Steinhour is a perfect choice!

The most important quality that stood out in my mind was that she was attentive to the needs and wishes of my daughter, Rachel Ashburn, who was the bride.  Cherice listened intently to Rachel and helped to make her wishes come true.  She made suggestions and provided ideas in order to assist Rachel in making decisions.

Cherice met with the bride, groom and parents several months prior to the Wedding to discuss set-up, decor and flow.  She offered thoughtful suggestions of which many were implemented.

Cherice was impeccably organized.  She provided a “Timeline” for the bride, groom and parents to use which kept us all on task and was extremely helpful.She provided photos of different areas of the reception where decorations were to be placed and photos of ideas for decorations that Rachel requested.Also, lists of items to be provided by the bride and groom’s parents were given.

Not only was a timeline provided but Cherice gave us a count of how many helpers were needed in order to run the food and other events.  She requested a list of the names of family and friends who would be in charge of grilling the meat, kitchen ladies serving the side dishes, people running the cotton candy machine, fire pit where smores were available and golf cart shuttling.

Also, she requested a list of men and women who would be assisting her with set up the morning of the Wedding.

Cherice oversaw the delivery of the Wedding Cake and the party rental company delivery of tables, chairs and other rental equipment the morning of the wedding.

She offered several items from her inventory that were used at the Wedding Reception which fit in with the theme and character.

During the reception, Cherice would monitor the kitchen people and breeze by with a gentle reminder that it is time for the cake cutting, bouquet toss, picture-taking or sparkler send-off.

This was so helpful!!

Rachel and TC and our family felt much more relaxed and confident on the day of the Wedding knowing that we had a professional guiding us along and taking some of the burden and worry away so that we could enjoy the Wedding Day more fully.

I have known Cherice for many years and have attended several wedding events that she has been in charge of.  I always walk in and look around at her work with a “WOW” feeling!

I highly recommend Cherice as the ideal Wedding Planner.

•   Malia Todd

Thank you SO much for everything you did to help with the Bridal Shower- especially at the LAST minute! You are so very talented and I loved working with you! I will sing your praises to everyone.

•   Wendy Garey

Cherice was our wedding planner for my daughter’s wedding in May of 2013. We had just three months to plan the event and yet Cherice was up for the challenge of a short engagement. She has obvious strengths in creating a timeline to insure success, and keeping to it with necessary communications, both electronically and on the phone, face to face only when necessary. Because of her depth of experience, she was able to make suggestions following the outline of my daughter’s vision of her wedding. Where we could see only the basics, Cherice was able to suggest detail to decorations, food, timing, entertainment. She provided lists of vendors that she had worked with in the past, and this made our review and selection much easier. She had many decorations in her personal storage, along with photographs which gave life to our ideas and her suggestions. She had a group of assistants that definitely knew their job, such that on the evening of the event, the set-up went off without a flaw.
The ring ceremony and reception was an unqualified success! We appreciate having Cherice lead us through the event so capably.

    Katy Gille

Cherice, thank you, thank you, thank you! It was so beautiful and I love looking back on the pictures. You are truly fantastic. Our entire day was beyond perfect!

    Cindi Schmidt

I have relied on Cherice for many years and find myself in need of her many talents often. In the time that I have known Cherice, she has transformed my residence for numerous occasions including company holiday parties, church gatherings and luncheons, children’s and adult birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers and often for my family’s enjoyment of my home during the holiday seasons. Cherice has also been Wedding Coordinator for all three of my children. Each and every time Cherice works her magic I am in awe of her creativity, her positive energy, and her amazing ability to bring a concept to life.
Not only has Cherice been instrumental in creating winter wonderlands, circus big tops, ladybug gardens, and princess palaces, but she is able to execute these magnificent undertaking with little to no guidance. Once Cherice is involved, I feel confident washing my hands of the details and relying solely on her to conceive, manage and ultimately bring to fruition absolutely beautiful and imaginative gatherings. She has never let me down.  From invitations, to décor, to food conception and coordination, I know I can depend on Cherice for my every need. My guests have often remarked that no ones affairs are as enjoyable as mine. Without a doubt, Cherice is responsible for their remarks.
She is beyond energetic, fantastically creative, intensely organized and effortless to work with. She would be an incredible asset. I believe that anyone who has worked with Cherice would say the same.

    Kerry Vickers

I have known Cherice personally and professionally for nine years. I have hired her to assist with numerous organizing, seasonal and social projects in my home. I also engaged her services when we moved into our current home. I relied heavily upon Cherice to put our new home in good working order. She is an invaluable source of energy, organizational expertise and problem solving. Cherice is able to do just about anything!
She is creative and efficient in her approach to whatever project I delegate to her. I trust her implicitly and find her to be a reliable and extraordinarily hard worker. She has assisted me with social functions in our home and provided lovely florals and decor to enhance those occasions.
Cherice beautifies our home for the changing seasons and holidays.
I have enjoyed working with Cherice through the years and will continue to rely on her expertise, creativity and unique skills.

•    Rebecca Jensen

I have known Cherice personally and professionally for twelve years. During the last twelve years, she has provided organizing and decorating services for me in my home. She is creative, versatile and resourceful in her work. During the busy Christmas holiday season I have contracted Cherice to provide decorating and design services. She works tirelessly under deadlines and is very fresh and stimulating in her approach. Cherice has also tackled and solved projects to organize my financial records and other important documents. She has set up systems to manage all of my office and paperwork. In addition, the storage areas of my home have been completely revamped and organized so that space is more effectively utilized. Cherice energetically tackles projects that for me can be drudgery. Her services have proven to be highly valuable and effective problem solving tools in the management of my home. Her work frees me up to spend time with my children and in community service.
Cherice manages her business in a professional and timely manner. She purchases materials for a variety of projects and her billing for time and materials is always accurate and immediate.
I have found Cherice to be extremely dependable, professional, and wonderfully energetic and efficient.

•    Taylor & Kyle Carney

Cherice Steinhour has done several weddings including my older sisters’ and because I have been so impressed with her work, I gave her a call the day after our engagement to see if she was available to help out with our own wedding! Cherice does incredible work and not only does she have the ability to decorate well, she can take a few ideas of what a bride likes and can come up with all of the decorations, colors and patterns that can match the bride’s interests so the busy bride does not have to do it herself! One of the best things about Cherice is she is able to get things DONE. She knows how to delegate workers and set a time schedule so everything is perfect and has a place by the time the festivities start. She has been an awesome friend to our family for years as well. Overall, LOVED working with her. I highly recommend Cherice for any bride who would like a beautiful wedding and who would like a planner who can make decisions and be on top of everything the whole day so the bride can relax and not worry about anything on the best day of her life.

•    Melissa Thaler

I am so grateful for all of the work you put into our wedding! Both our wedding day and our reception turned out so wonderfully because of all of your planning and preparation. You brought our vision to life at our reception and it turned out better than what we were hoping for. The colors you helped us choose turned out beautifully together! Brandon was a little skeptical about adding green as an accent color but he was truly pleased when he saw everything together! Both of us loved the decorations you used and were so happy with the results. It didn’t even look or feel like a church reception when you were finished, which is exactly what we wanted. It was the party we were hoping for! I absolutely loved and appreciated the schedule you made for us! It was so helpful to be organized on the wedding day and the reception. It helped me be calm and relaxed to know when I needed to get things done. I couldn’t have been happier with everything. You brought my dream to life and I am so grateful for that! We had an amazing time and we thank you for all of your efforts! I will be recommending you to everyone I know who is planning a wedding!  Thank you!

•     Kevin Whitten

“Cherice did a wonderful job for an overworked husband looking to surprise his wife for her birthday. She took control of all of the little decisions that needed to be made and kept me on track. I highly recommend her!”

•     Janae Oldham

Dear Cherice,
Wow! What an amazing job you did on Audrey’s reception! You created exactly what Audrey envisioned;  fun,casual, and colorful. It was beautiful and I loved the unique touches.
Thank you for allowing me to enjoy the day by taking care of all the details.
You are AMAZING!
Love Janae

•     Kristy & Tayo Okunade

 We hired Cherice to do day-of coordinating, flowers, table decorations, place cards, and other decorating for our wedding reception.  She was great!  Cherice made table signs and place cards to coordinate with our theme without being too kitschy.  The room looked amazing and we had several comments from our guests who loved the way everything came together.  Cherice was extremely creative in coming up with an innovative and artistic way to display our place cards so that the entrance to our reception room set the mood for our event.  She had a million great ideas and it was sometimes difficult to choose which one to go with!  We ended up with a beautiful atmosphere and Cherice did a great job coordinating all of the details of the afternoon and evening, leaving us to thoroughly enjoy our reception.
I particularly appreciated Cherice’s willingness to meet with our venue contact person and help me choose lighting and arrange other details with the venue to ensure that everything came together.  Cherice was extremely detail oriented – something I am not – and her talent and expertise made the day a success for us and our guests. We would definitely recommend her for any other event, big or small!

•     Blake and Estee Carter

Cherice did an amazing job of helping us create the perfect wedding celebration, from start to finish. In the beginning stages she helped us articulate our ideas and paint a realistic vision. She followed through right to the very last detail of sending us on our honeymoon with our wedding dinner and pieces of cake packed in our back seat so that we could enjoy it at the hotel. What was most valuable to us is that her coordination allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our guests and the fairy tale day of our wedding without a worry in the world.
Thank you!

•     Leanne Larsen

I used Exquisite Designs by Cherice twice this year, and it was the best money I spent on both weddings! Cherice has a variety of unique and beautiful items to create an evening that people remembered — words used to describe the decor of both events were “stunning, classy, magical, beautiful & original!” I wanted to display a grouping of pictures at one of the receptions, but didn’t want it in the foyer of the venue as I felt people would just bypass them. I emailed Cherice asking her if she could think of any unique ways of displaying them and thought it would take a few days to come up with something. But she immediately emailed me back with 3 clever ideas, along with pictures of what they would each look like! Cherice’s creativity is boundless! I highly recommend Exquisite Designs by Cherice to anyone hosting an event — Cherice handles every possible detail, leaving you to enjoy the event with friends and loved ones!

•     Jeff & Sally Carney

Wow! How do I adequately thank you for making my only daughter’s wedding perfect!!
We are so grateful for your talent, creativity, organization and your professionalism! It truly was everything we’d hoped for! You are the best and we are so appreciative of all you did to make it perfect!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

•    Patti Partida

Cherice, I cannot thank you enough for your time and effort in coordinating Molly and Matt’s wedding reception. The incredible transition of the Fox and Hound Sports Bar to an elegant yet casual décor for Molly and Matt’s wedding reception was truly amazing. You captured what they wanted in giving them a beautiful atmosphere yet keeping it casual enough for everyone to enjoy themselves. Having you handle the coordinating of the vendors made my life so much easier and knowing that I did not have to worry about anything let me concentrate on Molly and her special day. Anytime you need a referral please let me know and I look forward to working with you for the next big event. The reception was perfect – thanks to you!

•    Penny & Marqui

“Marqui and I just want to Thank You, Thank You, for all the wonderful assistance in making her day as beautiful as she envisioned. Your floral advice was spot on, the assistants you provided were terrific, your constant attention to details ~ even when you were out-of-town, was so very much appreciated! And on top of all that ~ quite affordable too. It is clear you have a creative gene, one only has to visit your home to see your flair. I hope to see you again, perhaps at a wedding I photograph…. I will be sure to recommend you to my brides : ) ”
Blessings in all the work you do.

•     Cindi Schmidt

The brunch was great. Of course, everyone was ga-ga over what you did.  Thanks again.  You always make it a “special occasion”.

     Catherine McCabe

Knowing that you have everything under control is the only reason I can enjoy this whole experience instead of stressing about it. You have saved my bum yet again. THANK YOU!!!
Thanks again for everything you did to make Lauren’s day so perfect. She was so happy with how everything turned out and so was I. You have managed to pull off yet another flawless wedding celebration. Thanks for being such an important part of our family’s milestone events. Much love, Catherine

•     Lauren & Jason Buckley

Thank you so much for planning such a perfect wedding! It looked so great and we loved it!

•    Kendyle & Steve Hakes

Thank you so much for all of your love and support and help throughout the planning and weekend of our wedding. We loved every minute of it Cherice. Thank you so much for making everything perfect and just as I imagined.

•     Meri Lu Mills

Thank you so much for everything! Maddi and Eric told me several times how beautiful they thought the wedding was. Maddi said she thought it turned out better than she ever dreamed. Everyone else thought it was beautiful. Thank you so much Cherice for sharing all your talent, ideas, and time to make this so wonderful for us. The Bell’s thought it was the most well run wedding they had ever been to. Everything was truly fabulous!

•      Naomi Reece

I don’t even want to think about this process without you and all of your help and support.

•     Meghan & Scott Morris

Thank you so much for making our wedding absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job, we truly loved everything you chose. We will always recommend you to anyone who wants a beautiful event!

•     Casey & Bethany Jackman

You are awesome! Casey & I,  nor anyone else can stop talking about our awesome, wonderful, beautiful wedding! Cherice, thank you so so much for being a great planner and decorator. We loved it all. I loved my wedding day and reception thanks to all your help.

•     Catherine McCabe

Cherice, I simply cannot thank you enough for making my dreams come true at Matt’s and Nichole’s reception. It was everything I envisioned and everything Nichole hoped for. I had so many compliments I lost count!

•     Erin & Mike Schmidt

Cherice, just wanted to express sincere thanks for the endless effort you put into our wedding. Thanks to you our special day was a million times more beautiful and amazing than we could ever have imagined. I well up with emotion each time I see a photo of what you did in the church and ballroom. Because of you we had our dream wedding. We cannot thank you enough. We extend our deepest gratitude for everything you’ve done and given.

•     Dillon & Angela Cowan

Cherice, thank you so much for being so amazing and for putting that beautiful party together ! You are truly amazing! There is really no word I can say to truly explain how grateful we are for all you’ve done for us. Thank You!

•     Melinda Baird

Thank you is such a small word to express our deepest gratitude for the marvelous event you put together for Joey and Sally. Everything was perfect- beautiful , classy, tasteful and tasty.

•     Emily & Curtis Coates

Thanks so much for the incredible atmosphere you created for our rehearsal dinner. It was truly spectacular and set a great mood for our big day.

•     Cynthia Greathouse

Thank you, thank you ever so much for making Amy’s wedding a dream come true. You are wonderful!

•     Annette Thaler

We are enjoying each day and can’t believe all of the miracles we’ve witnessed this week.  You are one of them.  : )  We are so grateful to have you as our wedding planner.  Ali and I have started making a list of questions for our next meeting.  Every time we have a question Ali and I both look at each other and say, “Let’s ask Cherice!”
Thanks so much!

Thanks Cherice,
You are amazing!  I don’t know if I appreciate your expertise more or your ability to calm my nerves.  Either way we are so grateful to be working with you.
Thanks for all you do,
Annette Thaler

Thanks Cherice.  It has been such a blessing to have you to help us remember things and arrange things and take care of things, etc.  Annette Thaler

•     Leslie McCabe

Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  The reception was absolutely gorgeous and everything looked fantastic!  All of my friends and family talked about how beautiful the decorations were. Everyone raved about the candy table and the pink striped table cloths. When my sister handed me my bouquet it literally took my breath away.  It was the most beautiful bouquet I had ever seen, and I am not exaggerating.  Thanks again for all that you did to make my wedding day a dream come true!

•     Catherine McCabe

Cherice! Oh my goodness!! I cannot possibly convey just how happy we all were at how things turned out for Sarah;’s wedding. It was simply perfect. You truly listened to what she asked for and gave her exactly what she wanted. Honestly, it couldn’t have been any better in our imaginations than it was in real life.
Thank you for executing a dream.

•     Sarah & Austin Wiley

Cherice- Thank you so very much for everything. The wedding was so beautiful went perfectly. It was just what I wanted! Thank you over and over!

•     Robert Autenreith

Cherice – It was an excellent party.   Everyone had a terrific time. It was not just good, not just great- fantastic!

•    Michelle & Kent Hogue

Thank you so much for making our wedding day beautiful and low stress! We loved the flowers, set up and feel of all you chose. I received endless comments on what a beautiful job you did. You made it possible for Kent and I to enjoy our wedding day, knowing everything was in good hands- yours!
I appreciate everything you did to make our day so beautiful. We are recuperating well and have very fond memories of our wedding day.  It was so wonderful!  Thank you for all you did to make it happen.

•     Beverly Pexton

What can I say- it was just sooo beautiful and thank you so very, very much!! I’m still getting compliments and several people have said it was such a unique reception. “ It’s all Cherice” I say.”Everything she touches turns beautiful.”

•    Maddi & Eric Bell

Cherice- Words cannot express how thankful we are for all of your hard work. The day was perfect and we could not have asked for more. Because of you, we and our families were able to relax and enjoy our day. We just couldn’t have done it without you.

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