"Hiring Carolyn and JD with Top Tier Events was absolutely one of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding! My only regret was not hiring them sooner! I did my own wedding planning and decided to hire a 'day of coordinator' about 25 days before my wedding to help the day run smoothly. I am a very organized person, I plan cities for a living and I totally thought I could handle the coordination and planning of a 90 person wedding myself. I have to admit, though, that without the help of Carolyn and JD I would have been so stressed and frazzled the days leading up to the wedding, especially the day of. They made the process SO much easier and FUN for me.
Carolyn assisted me in confirming contracts and details with all of the vendors, and helped me nail down the details of my timeline in the month leading up to my wedding. I live in Louisville and she is based in Nashville so we did all of this over the phone and through email, but it was still convenient and her responsiveness was so quick.
The day of the wedding Carolyn and JD drove from Nashville to my home, helped us load and transport all of the decor and items we needed to bring to the venue which was about 20 minutes away. Once we got to the venue Carolyn and JD helped us unload the cars and while we were getting ready, they put together all of the decor items for me. She sent me photos to make sure things were set up the way that I had imagined and made necessary changes if needed. JD even dropped me off at my hair appointment and picked up dessert items and a last minute alcohol order for me! The entire day stayed on time and remained stress-free thanks to Carolyn and JD. Because of Top Tier Events, my husband and I were able to focus on what was important - each other - and we had the absolute best day of our lives. I can't imagine what our day would have been like without them and I will be forever grateful for the work. They worked their butts off and remained professional with poise and charm!"

~Brooke R.

"We could not have chosen a better wedding coordinator than Carolyn and JD! We did not have to worry about anything on our wedding day at all - they handled every single detail without missing a step. They went above and beyond our expectations - from helping to set up all of the decor to making sure every little detail was in place and they were the first ones there and the last ones to leave. Carolyn walked us through every step of the way and well in advance of our wedding date to make sure everything was the way we wanted it to be. She was really patient with me even when I changed the seating arrangements and other things around. We had so many compliments from our guests and even the other vendors. We will absolutely recommend this company to our family and friends!!"

~Becky W.

"I hired Carolyn from Top Tier Events to help plan and coordinate my wedding. I'm SO thankful I made that decision! I've heard horror stories from friends who have gotten married, regarding the wedding planners they hired. Some of theirs were very unresponsive to their needs/calls/emails, didn't contact the other vendors, and some never even put together a timeline! Carolyn was extremely professional, responsive, outgoing, sweet, creative, and paid attention to every detail. She has a very calming presence about her that made me not stress out about all the moving parts that need to come together when planning a wedding. Her rates were also much lower than others who did a terrible job for some of my friends' weddings. Use Top Tier Events and you'll be glad you did!!"  
~Becky S.

"Everything was so organized. The food was delicious and it was a very good flow for a buffet. Desserts were amazing- even a chocolate fountain! Carolyn made it a very comfortable social setting!!"

~Margaret B.

"One's thinking is if you've owned a wedding business, you would be very difficult to please. Usually that is true. Not with Top Tier Events. I've never experienced anyone who was as close to perfection in every respect of this Wedding renewal vow than Carolyn Howard. The preparation time frame was brief and still every "I" was dotted and every "T" was crossed. I was asked several times how I could be so relaxed on my special day? Carolyn Howard. This lady is an expert and knowledge packed with her business. Please call if you have any question. 931.510.1110. With gratitude."

​~Betty D.

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"Extremely timely, knowledgeable, works well with client, understands the wedding preparation and execution."

​~Betty M.

​​"As owner and band leader of a very popular wedding band for the last decade, I've worked with MANY wedding planners. Unfortunately, more often than not, they don't do the most basic things that a wedding planner should do. Many times I don't even hear from the wedding planner before the wedding and they don't even send a timeline (even though I do all the emceeing as well). I learned early on to take matters into my own hands and get every reception detail necessary to make sure the evening goes as smoothly as possible. Carolyn (the owner of Top Tier events) has been my assistant in doing so for the hundreds of weddings we have done. Thankfully she has now branched out on her own to offer her amazing talents and attention to detail to all brides, not just ones that have booked Top Tier Band. You can read MANY impeccable reviews of Top Tier on our Wedding Wire page, and so many of those clients mention the incredible organization and customer service, all of which Carolyn has assisted me. I'm so glad Top Tier Events is now part of the Top Tier family!!"
~JD Dohnal, Top Tier Owner

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"Carolyn is an excellent listener so she will work to understand what you want/need for your party. She is very professional and also fun loving and creative. She has the perfect combination of talent and skills to plan and execute a great party!"

~Katie B.

"Carolyn was great and really well organized. We could not have done it without her help and expertise. She was personable and helpful with all of the vendors and helped coordinate everything perfectly. It is obvious that she knew how to communicate well and build relationships with everyone and help things flow without us thinking about any of it. Highly recommend!!"
~Amy H.

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