PRAISE

Hiring Rosanna and her assistant Amanda for my daughter’s wedding this past weekend was such an amazing experience. Our contract with her started over a year ago with meetings to design save the dates, invitations, and all signage for the shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. She has a great eye for design and made the process so enjoyable. Moving forward to a non-stop weekend of activities, she took on a multitude of pre-wedding tasks from dropping off welcome bags to the hotel, going downtown to set up our pre-wedding boat cruise, and running the rehearsal later that night. To say there were a lot of moving parts for this wedding is an understatement. Come the wedding day, every detail of that very long day-of was tirelessly and flawlessly executed by Rosanna and Amanda. They both had a calm command over the entire day and allowed me to relax and enjoy the wedding, knowing my vision would be carried out as planned. They were thoughtful and courteous to all the wedding party needs, vendors, and guests. I truly believe that they are the heroes of the day and pulled everything together seamlessly to make for a magical day for us all. Thank you isn’t enough for all of their efforts.

Lisa E.

Rosanna went above and beyond as a day-of-coordinator for our August wedding! I am so happy we decided to hire her – at first we were unsure if a coordinator was even necessary, and whether a non-Indian person could handle manage a large, Indian wedding. But Rosanna really came through. Not only did she have prior experience working with large weddings and offer some great suggestions to us, but she also had the patience and willingness to understand our ethnic background andwedding traditions. Talk about fast learner and flawless customer service! Rosanna was always early for meetings, took notes, and followed up via email. She rolled with the punches every time we made changes to the timeline (which was many times), and took care of so many small details on the day of. On our wedding day, she managed ceremony and reception set up, vendor deliveries and payments, giving thank you favors, helping me get ready, bringing us lunch and mimosas, making sure everything was on time, and managing communication with both the venue and key family members. I would highly recommend Rosanna for any sized wedding, large or small, traditional or ethnic. No matter what type of wedding you have, I guarantee she can handle it and will do a stellar job. Not only was she detail oriented and hard working, she also calmed my nerves and made me even more excited for our big day than I was before! I highly recommend having Rosanna coordinate your wedding – you won’t be disappointed .

Akshali G

Rosanna did a terrific job as our day-of-wedding coordinator in Chicago. We went back and forth deciding if we wanted a day-of-coordinator and we are so glad we ended up hiring one, especially Rosanna. She took care of everything the day of from the shuttle buses, to the church, to the venue, to clean up. Anything we needed, she was right there to complete the task. Rosanna helped both my husband, myself, and especially my mom to relax and enjoy the wedding from start to finish. We did not have to worry about anything in-between. Rosanna was professional, attentive, genuinely excited to help us celebrate, and always made sure to communicate with us (very briefly as she knew we had a lot going on). We had a great experience with Rosanna and would recommend her to anyone!!

Michelle Z.

After going back and forth about hiring a day-of coordinator for my wedding, I finally decided to hire Rosanna and it was the best decision I made! She is detail-oriented, organized, creative, attentive and arrived at meetings/events well ahead of our appointment time. I hired her a couple weeks before my wedding and it was like she was helping from day one. I explained to her my vision/expectations and she went above and beyond and executed flawlessly! She put my mind at ease the day of the wedding and I couldn’t thank her more.

If you have any doubts about hiring a coordinator, hire Rosanna- you won’t regret it!

Shannon B.

Rosanna handled the day-of coordination for our Chicago wedding, and she helped make the day stress-free for us. She took care of everything at the venue the day of the wedding and made sure all our vendors arrived and set up as planned. She also coordinated our rehearsal – not an easy task considering we had a particularly large wedding party! But Rosanna handled the group with ease, ensuring everyone knew what they needed to do and where they needed to go during the ceremony. Because of Rosanna’s help coordinating, we were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day while she took care of all the details and helped make our vision come to life at the venue. My husband and I couldn’t have been happier to have her help with our wedding!

Sarah M.

Rosanna did such a wonderful job of planning and executing our son’s 1st birthday! Our Hawaiian luau was an absolute hit. It included balloon palm trees, a tiki bar, custom cookies, a beach themed entrance and other details too numerous to describe. She organized a variety of entertainment including hula dancers, a parrot (which was a big hit with the kids) and a musical entertainer. We have used Rosanna for both of our boy’s birthday parties, and each one is better than the last! She is so extremely thoughtful and organized that we never have to worry about a thing from the planning to the making sure that everything goes off without a hitch on the day of. Rosanna is the absolute best!

Liz & Chris W.

We hired Rosanna from Rosanna Catapano Event Design to be the coordinator for our wedding ceremony.  It truly was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding and was worth every penny.  Her communication, professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail far surpassed our expectations.  By the time we found out anything had not gone according to plan, Rosanna had already handled every aspect of it and the outcome was perfect.  We even had other people come up to us and compliment us on how wonderful Rosanna was.  Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned thanks to Rosanna Catapano Event Design!

Rachel L.

We used Rosanna to help us with all paper goods related to our wedding. She helped us design invitations, menus, signs, name cards, etc. She was an absolute blessing to work with. She was very punctual, thorough, creative, and reliable. She made the wedding planning process so much easier! She listened and took note of my visions as well as offered her own design ideas to ultimately make my visions come to life! I highly recommend her for any event design needs.

Lindsey E.

We have hired Rosanna to help with a bridal shower, baby shower, and many of our children’s birthday parties! Her willingness to be available, listen, and offer her professional opinions and expertise is always remarkable. She is extremely responsive and will accommodate any special request. When working with Rosanna, we always know we are in good hands! Rosanna is a gem and we can’t wait to have her plan our next party!

Allison H.

Rosanna is amazing! She is creative and resourceful! From planning to executing she surpasses expectations. She helps a party develop and really makes a vision become a reality – all the while making it seem effortless. No matter what the task or what kind of help is needed – she always over delivers! I couldn’t recommend her enough – and I can’t imagine that I am an easy client!

Rachel S.

Rosanna is a joy to work with, along with her upbeat personality, her attention to detail is magnificent. She is always one step ahead, and she is extremely resourceful with options, samples and ideas. She truly can bring any vision to life. Her creativity truly captures the personality of the event and makes it more personal. Rosanna is your next event planner–she truly is one of a kind!

MaryAnn B.

Rosanna truly does amazing work! She listened to the ideas I had for my party and made it bigger and better than I could have thought of! She knows how to make every detail flow perfectly together. She’s very creative and sees the big picture right from the beginning of planning your party! I recommend her to everyone. She’s a joy to work with!

Amanda W.

Since Rosanna helped to plan my son’s first birthday three years ago, she has become not only my go to planner for every event, but also the go to person for many of my friends.  Our friends and family still talk about that first birthday party to this day.  She plans every detail of a party or event from the invites to the food to the décor.  She is incredibly organized and thinks of all the little things. Rosanna is also one of the nicest and easiest people to deal with in the business.  She makes it a pleasure to be a host!  I can’t wait to work with her again this year on my oldest son’s fourth birthday and my youngest son’s first.

Liz W.

Working with Rosanna was beyond a pleasure.  She carefully listened to my ideas and made suggestions that respected my vision for the bridal shower I hosted.  She sent lots of pictures for me to view various options for the centerpieces I wanted and had creative ideas for decorating the walls and gift table.  Most importantly, she remained budget conscious and made a great effort to get the best prices for supplies that she used.  Rosanna is artistic, creative, professional, and punctual.  She is a priceless resource in the party planning industry!

Susan D.