Erin was our wedding planner for our wedding at Integrity Hills in Ridgedale, MO. Erin was amazing from start to finish in the wedding planning process. As the groom, I wasn't sure that we needed a wedding planner, but after going through the planning process and the wedding day I could not have been more wrong and Erin made all of the difference in the world. She enhanced our big day more than we could have ever imagined. She was knowledgable, personable, and helpful throughout the entire process and made for a perfect day and weekend. She ensured all details were thought of in the planning process and then was flawless in her execution on the day of the wedding including set up, dealing with vendors, and guest experience. If you are looking for a wedding planner or are not sure whether you need one, you would be crazy to look further than Erin at Dot & Cross Events.
love ian | happy groom
Reflecting on the incredible weekend and so many people have asked us what we would change and what were our top suggestions. My first answer is HIRE ERIN AS YOUR WEDDING PLANNER. There were so many things that happened (and didn't happen) because of her. The sole reason why we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy ourselves was because we knew Erin had everything covered. Leading up to the wedding, she was organized, detailed and asked us all the right questions in order to know exactly what WE would want for our big day. She answered every message and always had the best suggestions for us. I cannot recommend Erin enough. I don't even want to know what my big day (or year) would have looked like without her!
love sydney | happy bride
My sister and BIL used Erin as their wedding planner. I can't thank her enough for taking all the stress & coordination off of everyone’s plate - not only on the day of, but in every step of the process. I would HIGHLY recommend Erin to anyone in need of a wedding planner (which trust me, every bride needs an Erin!!).
love megan | happy maid of honor
Erin is AMAZING! She made our day so much easier and stress-free. She is very detail oriented and genuinely wants to do all she can to ensure an easy day. She is a great communicator and is easy to talk to. Erin did a great job making sure everything was happening at the right times and that we knew what was going on. During the planning process, she listened to what we wanted and was real with us when something wasn't going to work. She did a fantastic job!!
love darby | happy bride
Erin felt like a friend first and a vendor second. She was so easy to talk to and bounce ideas off of — like I was chatting with someone I’ve known for years. Also, she knows her ish! On multiple occasions she brought to my attention day-of details I had overlooked or simply hadn’t prioritized while planning. Her tracking/planning tools are immensely helpful for a couple who is doing the upfront planning on their own. She ran our rehearsal like a boss. Managing the rehearsal was another detail I hadn’t really thought about... But when you have a group of 15+ people, including kiddos (and some grown adults that act like kiddos 🤣), it’s tough to wrangle everyone and cover the actual logistics and flow of the ceremony. She kept our wedding party on task. Erin knew when to come to me with questions/when to bring issues to us, and when to make decisions and manage issues on her own. This takes judgment and experience, both of which she has in spades. Lastly, Erin was the ultimate cheerleader. Of all of our vendors, we truly felt like she wasn’t just there to serve us, she was authentically excited to celebrate us — and I see that with all of her couples. Overtime, it is easy for the vendor/client relationship to become transactional. I hope all of Dot & Cross Events’ future couples get to enjoy the same experience we were afforded.
love jeni | happy bride
My husband and I got married in Spring, Texas and we could not have imagined our day without Erin! I had been in weddings before my own, but none of them had a coordinator. Having a coordinator was the biggest advice I got from friends and sisters-in-law before starting the wedding planning process. I scheduled two meetings with coordinators I was referred to by our venue. Erin with Dot & Cross Events was who we met with first. From the very beginning, I was blown away by Erin's great communication skills and kindness! I actually cancelled the second meeting with the other coordinator after meeting with Erin. Erin is very personable, and I knew she would be a joy to work with. After our wedding, countless wedding party and family members had nothing but amazing things to say about Erin and how smooth our wedding day went! Erin had everything so organized and well communicated that there was literally nothing for us or family members to worry about day of, and we could truly enjoy the day. I was initially concerned about sticking to budget. However, I just want to say that it is possible to have a top-class wedding planner and stay within your budget. Erin was great at giving suggestions and recommendations with what would work for us! Through working with Erin leading up to our wedding, I did not just see her as our coordinator, but also as a friend! I cannot recommend Erin with Dot & Cross Events enough!!!!
love london | happy bride
"Where do I even start? Erin was absolutely amazing through every step of the planning process & on our wedding day. She was incredibly helpful, patient, & knowledgeable! Initially I thought I could handle the planning myself but it quickly became clear that wasn’t the case. When I first reached out to Erin I was very behind on my planning & extremely stressed about the wedding planning process. After meeting with her, I immediately knew she was the right choice. My stress quickly subsided & she got me right on track! I cannot thank her enough for all the hard work & time she put in making sure my wedding was exactly how I pictured it. I was expecting my wedding day to be a little stressful with everything going on but thanks to Erin it was the least stressful day I’ve had in a long time. She took care of everything & I was able to relax & enjoy every moment of my wedding day. She didn’t let me lift a finger. I’m not exaggerating...I tried to help unbox & put out decorations & she sent me right back to the bridal suite to relax while she took care of everything & made sure it was exactly how I envisioned it. Even my dad, who doesn’t usually notice or care about these type of things couldn’t stop raving about Erin & how great she was! I could go on & on about how awesome she is but I would end up writing a novel. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of wedding planning/coordination services! She’s the absolute best!"
love emma | happy bride
"ERIN IS AN ABSOLUTE GODSEND!! We could not have survived our wedding process without her!! She guided us through so much and was always willing to give her opinion or recommendation whenever we hit her up with questions, day or night! Month of the wedding, she took over all the stressful parts of contacting and scheduling vendors. Then day of she was an absolute gem and had everything go so smooth for both of us to ensure we had the best day ever!! I cannot say enough good things about Erin and how vital she was for our big day being as perfect as it was! 1000/10 RECOMMEND."
love chelsea | happy bride
"Erin is amazing!! Can’t say enough great things about her. She went above and beyond to make sure we were stress free throughout the whole process. We originally didn’t plan on having a coordinator but I’m so glad we found her. She checked off so many boxes we didn’t even know existed. She genuinely cares about her clients and allowed us to really enjoy our day without worrying about small details. Your wedding day goes by so fast and you don’t want to spend your time stressing and not enjoying the best day of your life! Erin was worth every penny and more. Hire Dot & Cross Events - you will not be let down!!"
love jacqueline | happy bride
"We absolutely LOVED working with Erin! So thankful we had her throughout the planning process. She kept us on track and helped to not let anything fall through the cracks. The day of the wedding, I had no idea even when vendors were arriving because Erin handled it all. It took all of the stress away. Very, very thankful for her help."
love brandi | happy mother of the bride
"Erin was so awesome to work with!! I am so thankful for her help creating our perfect day! Her organization and structure really eased my wedding stress - I knew that I could count on her to make my day run as smoothly as possible. Erin is kind, fun, and so easy to work with. I HIGHLY recommend choosing Erin as your wedding planner - whether it's the entire planning process, or just your homestretch, she will make sure that your day is everything you want it to be and more! Thank you so much, Erin!"
love taylor | happy bride
"Erin was the best thing to happen to my wedding planning process. She was so personable and friendly that it made the process more fun and I felt so comfortable talking with her during our meetings. Erin was on top of everything and brought up so many things that I had never even thought of during the planning process. She was very responsive and reliable - especially the week of the wedding. I was talking to her almost as much as my mom that week and she handled all the last minute things that needed to be taken care of. The day of the wedding she kept me so calm and handled all set up so that I could relax and enjoy the day. The great thing about Erin is that she takes charge and handles everything that needs to be done, but will come and ask you if you like how it's set up or if you want it a certain way and she will do it. With my wedding day in her hands, I had 100% confidence that I had nothing to worry about."
love brennan | happy bride
"It is hard for me to put into words the value that Erin and her team brought to our wedding day (and prior). They made the day so seamless and even if something did go wrong, I had no idea which is so nice for a bride not to worry! Erin was quick to respond, always helpful to remind me of things, and kept the organizing aspect in check. I can’t recommend Dot & Cross Events enough!!!"
love cari | happy bride
“Erin knows her job and knows how to do it well. For someone like me, who knew little about wedding details, I was able to fully leave things in her hands. She is direct, honest, and had no problem giving clear instructions to wedding party members, guests, and vendors. Erin kept everything as it should be in order to have a flawless night and made sure that Matt and I had everything that we wanted or needed. Erin was always available for calls, emails, texts, and questions and gave me stability throughout the entire process. She was always on time, on point with all of our deadlines, and most of all, brought things to my attention that I never would have thought of.”
love tessa | happy bride
"Where to start?! Erin's title of wedding planner/coordinator is so limited when it comes to all that she does behind the scenes and on the day of. Deciding to hire Erin was the best decision we made during our wedding planning process. Due to cancellations caused by COVID-19, we were forced to push our wedding back. When our original date was cancelled, I was so overwhelmed, to say the least, and Erin was a great person to turn to during this time. She coordinated with all of my vendors by sending emails, updates, date change info, etc. She was literally our saving grace during all the madness. Fast forward to wedding day - from setting up decorations exactly how I wanted, making sure we were able to eat during the reception, fixing broken zippers and shimmying a broken dress to look brand new, she completely exceeded all of our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinator during this crazy wedding planning process. She will literally go above and beyond for her clients and I would and continue to strongly recommend her to all future brides! Extra bonus - she knows all the best coffee shops and bakeries around for your check-ins/meetings!!"
love lauren | happy bride
"If you are thinking about hiring a wedding coordinator, DO IT & choose Erin. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing woman. Our wedding had to be rescheduled due to COVID and we were heartbroken. Erin did every single thing in her power to not only make my husband and I feel more at ease but make sure every single thing would be perfect on our new date.. and let me tell you.. our new wedding date was the best day of our lives. Erin was on top of every single thing. She was our LIFESAVER. I did not worry about one thing the entire day which is not normal for me at all. She made me feel so important and so well taken care of. My husband was a little apprehensive about hiring a coordinator at first and after our wedding, he told me that it was worth every penny and I agree with him 100%. We love Erin. She is a superhero. She made our day spectacular and we couldn’t have done it without her."
love peyton | happy bride
"Erin was confident and very calm, which was so helpful throughout the whole experience. I knew she would be able to handle whatever happened with vendors, family, activities, etc. throughout the day. This was so important to me since I wanted to fully enjoy the day and focus on friends, family, and my new husband! I was so thankful that she had everything set up and looking great by the time I arrived at the venue. I loved that I was not involved in the decorating and making any decisions the day of. I was able to relax (as much as I could since I was so nervous). My mom was also very thankful that Erin was involved in the process. Being a couple hundred miles away made it difficult for her to really be involved. Knowing that Erin was keeping track of everything was very reassuring to her. Finishing up grad school, finding a job, moving, and planning a wedding was a lot to do in 7 months! But Erin's help made it possible. I do not think it would have been exactly what I wanted if she did not help us out."
love becca | happy bride
"I booked Erin about 7-8 months before my wedding. I had already booked the major things like ceremony and reception venues, photographer and DJ - so we hired Erin for her “homestretch” package for the weekend of the wedding. For one, I know it says weekend of, but to be honest Erin was there answering questions and helping me with anything and everything wedding related from the moment we added her to our party. She is the most organized, thoughtful, and genuine person you could ever have helping on your wedding day. She thought of everything - from seating to cake & flower deliveries to doing her own first look with me after I’d gotten ready and making sure my drink was full the whole night. Our wedding weekend, she did it all. I told everyone “Ask Erin - she knows more about what’s happening than I do!” And that was the 100% truth. And to top it off - she did it all, 7 months pregnant with her little man Kauffman, and she did it all with grace and genuine love for what she does. There aren’t enough words for what Erin will bring to your wedding day but I hope that this conveys a piece of it. She will be one of the things you look back on and say (words coming directly from my husband, Alec’s, mouth) “booking Erin was the best decision we made.”
love monica | happy bride
“Erin did an excellent job coordinating our daughters wedding. Having a wedding in a location across the country from where the bride and groom reside and across the state from where we, her parents reside, made it essential that we have help! Erin was “there” each step of the way guiding us through the tangled web of locations, schedules, appointments and emotions. She was firm but friendly. Organized but flexible. And present but unobtrusive. Thanks Erin for helping to make Monica and Alec’s wedding perfect!”
love mary | happy mother of the bride
“Erin is so sweet, fun, and caring. Her attention to detail and joyful spirit make her an excellent wedding coordinator. On top of being a coordinator, she's a great pep talker and cheerleader during the whole process. My husband and I didn't know where to even start when we started planning and by our wedding day, everything was exactly how we dreamed it because of her. Can't recommend her enough. Worth every penny.”
love samantha | happy bride
"Erin was the absolute best. We booked her close to a year out and she just went full speed. She knew all the things I did not. I could call, text, FaceTime her anything and anytime and she would get back to me with all the answers. I did not lift one finger the day of the wedding and everything was completely handled. Erin included my husband on all the things (as much as he wanted lol) and honestly, everyone just complimented how well she did. She was literally our biggest fan the past year and always knew how many days until the big party! Our vendors knew she had everything handled and so did we. Oh and mind you, she’s like crazy affordable. BOOK HER NOW!!!! What I love most? She sends you a book (I won’t spoil which one) about marriage and it was my favorite read this past year!"
love brynn | happy bride
"Erin is the best addition to your “wedding party” that you could add! She will have your big day running as smooth as possible!"
love kayla | happy matron of honor
"Overall, Erin and her team were phenomenal!! I liked that there was constant communication and there was never a time when I felt like we were not on the same page. On a hectic day, that is obviously very important. Erin was so kind and nice during the few times of chaos. The thing I loved most was her emergency kit. Anything you can think of and more was in there! When the most devastating dress malfunction happened, she was right by Brynn's side prepared because of the emergency kit. I don't know a lot of other wedding planners, but I think that moment alone set her apart from all the rest! I was really glad she was there! I hope she’s not booked when it's time for me to tie the knot because I definitely want to have her around. Thankful for ALL she did to make Brynn and David's wedding go so smooth from the first day to the last."
love bree | happy maid of honor
"I’ve known Erin since we were 8. Although I’ve watched her grow & mature over these 18 years, these things remain: Erin has always been a planner, a doer, & a real go-getter. She wasn't for hire yet at the time of my wedding, but she was my matron of honor [of course] & boy did she do her job! Specifically, on crisis management - key people missing at our rehearsal? She had solutions! [even if that meant her husband serving as the sound tech at the church on our wedding day]. All just to say, she’s resourceful. Erin was on top of all things schedule, timing, ideas, and most importantly - fun. She thinks of the details that you wouldn’t even think about. She’s one step ahead. Truly, hire Erin and she’ll make your wedding process smooth!"
love lindsey | happy bride