Bashes By Barbie, LLC

Above and Beyond Helpful!
5.0
  • Jessica Evert reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago

Barb Holz did day of set up for our wedding reception. She took time to meet with us several times, was always available to answer questions, and helped put together our wedding reception vision. She even helped us manage some last minute emergencies with another vendor that fell through and stayed late to help with this issue. All of our guests complimented her work and she made sure our guests were welcomed and enjoying the reception. After our wedding Barb stayed in touch and offered suggestions for months while we dealt with getting money back from a vendor who did not show up on our wedding day. This was above and beyond helpful!

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One of the Best Vendors we Have Worked With!
5.0

Bashes by Barbie was one of the best vendors we worked with for our wedding. Barb provided several different packages and was a wonderful wedding planner. We hired Barb for day before and day of wedding coordination. She also did the flowers for the wedding and allowed us to rent items from her. Barb made the day before our wedding and the day of the wedding completely stress free. I showed her pictures of the flowers I wanted for the center pieces and bouquets for myself and bridesmaids. She went above and beyond for the flowers and I absolutely LOVED by bouquet. Barb even came to my dress fitting and met us at the venue on different occasions, which wasn’t included in the package, but she attended all of the meetings willingly. Barb should win this prize as she was the best wedding planner ever!!! She was also always available by text and email prior to our wedding day. She made sure the venue was set up appropriately. None of my family, the groom, nor myself had to worry about a thing before the wedding. Also, the desert set up for the wedding to was die for!!! So beautiful!!

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Barb Holz is Amazing!
5.0
  • Isabelle Sullenger reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago

“My husband and I live in Kansas now so planning a wedding so far away we knew we would need a coordinator. Bashes by Barbie was our saving grace! Barb Holz is amazing! She helped us so much and was never offended when I asked 50 million questions! She is out of Lansing but traveled to Vermontville for our wedding. We met a couple of times about the wedding and ceremony and she even came to dress fittings withme! Not only does she do coordination she did our decoration rental/setup, linens, and flowers!!!! She had lots and lots to choose from! I really loved the rustic feel but didn’t want burlap or mason jars. We came up with the perfect decor that was rustic but elegant!

Her flower bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous and received lots of compliments! My husband suggested one time that he wanted to have a little Kansas in the wedding by having sunflower arraignments. Barb made the most gorgeous ones! She made my day stress free!! She is amazing and will do anything to make sure her bride’s wedding day is perfect!”

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EXCELLENT JOB!!
5.0
  • Gina Schmidt reviewed 1 year ago
  • last edited 1 year ago

Do NOT hesitate for a second to use Bashes by Barbie! Barbie is a floral artist… if there is such a thing! She is very creative in her design. Amazing attention to detail. She is not only a pleasant lady to work with, she is reasonably priced, honest and an excellent communicator. She actually returned emails and phone calls!! I (mother of bride)  live in Clarkston, the wedding was in Grand Rapids and Barbie is located in Lansing. We had absolutely no issues with the miles between us.I had planned to do all the decor myself for my daughter’s wedding this past Sept. However it became an overwhelming task for 21 tables and cocktail area of the hall. I had spent over a year searching for vintage and antique crystal items for the centerpieces plus all the mirrors, scatter, candles, etc. I had a vision of simple elegance for each table with as many candles glowing as possible! When I realized that there was no way there would be time to set up each table in the allotted 3 hours the hall gave us, I started calling around 9 months before the wedding trying to find florists/event planners that could take over and use my decor supplies as well as create the floral part of the decor and do the set up. I left msgs with 5 vendors. Three didn’t return calls, one did call but said she would never do a wedding with “outside” decor and wanted everything rented from her. Then Barbie called me. She was so positive and was willing to take on the challenge to put the puzzle together and create what I had envisioned… except she and her team didn’t do that. She took my idea and went beyond whatever I could have imagined!!! I dropped my supplies off a month before the wedding and I felt this overwhelming task lifted off my shoulders b/c I trusted her to create something beautiful for the wedding. I was stunned when I walked into the ballroom. I couldn’t believe how absolutely gorgeous and elegant the centerpieces were!

YOU had to see it in person to really appreciate all the design, texture, color and lighting that she created.   Once the lights were turned down and candles were lit… it was an absolutely amazing ambiance.

When my daughter saw the ballroom, she had tears in her eyes. I immediately txt Barbie to say thank you! Even my husband… who could care less about wedding decor, was impressed.

Brides and Mothers of Brides:  I did my research before I hired Bashes by Barbie. This is the company to go to if you want a stress-free wedding.  It was one of the best decisions we made when I signed on with Barbie.

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We hired the best of the best!
5.0
  • Venus Montry-Rademacher reviewed 3 weeks ago
  • last edited 3 weeks ago

Wow, where do I start… First of all, I will say that there was no way that we could have pulled our dream wedding day off without Bashes by Barbie, just no way… Our wedding day was 40 years in the making, no kidding. So with that, my husband and I took three more years for our engagement period. There was a reason for that, if we waited for each other for forty years we wanted to hire the best of the best vendors. We hired the best photographer, we hired the best DJ, we hired the best baker, we hired the best caterer, we hired the best venue for our size of wedding. So naturally, to bring ALL of this together, we knew that we had to hire the best wedding coordinator and decorator.

Our wedding day was very complex, to say the least. Barbie was well equipped to handle every last detail, she brought in a bartender and entire staff to cover EVERYTHING. From setting up and decorating the hall, to flipping the hall and preparing it for dinner and dancing she and her staff did it all! She provided all of the beautiful flowers (and there were a lot of beautiful flowers) to coordinate with the venue management and all of the rest of the vendors, we didn’t have to lift a finger or a hand unless we requested another glass of champaign… Sadly, when our night came to an end, she and her crew cleaned up everything, again, we didn’t have to lift a finger. We just took in the moment.

With that, Barbie and her crew were always working in the background and yet always there to make sure that we and our guests were having the time of our lives. So you may ask what did Bashes by Barie do to go above and beyond for our special day? Going above and beyond is how she does business! Everything that she does is going above and beyond, she doesn’t know how to do mediocre… I would recommend Bashes by Barbie to anyone who is getting married or having a special event.

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review from soon to be mrs
5.0

We recently booked barb and already we love her. From her free first meet to the occasional here and there, meeting with her is always a nice time not only is she well educated in what she does, shes well experienced and very helpful, she has a great attitude and awesome personality. We would defiantly recommend her to help you with your big day.

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Amazing!
5.0
  • Desiree Dimick reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago

Barb was absolutely amazing! She was by far the best investment we made during the wedding planning process. Barb handled everything for our wedding day – flowers, linens, center pieces, setup, tear down, clean-up and day of coordinating. She constructed a timeline for the day of the wedding so that everyone knew where they needed to be and at what time. She transformed our reception space of this big open barn that holds 400 people, into a cozy, warm, welcoming space that didn’t feel nearly that big. She even picked up napkins for me the morning of the wedding because I had forgotten. There are a million tiny things that you don’t think about during the wedding planning process – and Barb knows what all of those tiny things are! The day of the wedding, no one had to both me or my parents regarding where a vendor was supposed to set up or what needed to happen, she just handled it without us even knowing! Amazing! During dinner – she checked in on us to make sure we didn’t need anything else, even offering to go to the bar for us to bring more drinks if needed! I cannot say enough good things about Barb. From the day we hired her, she was beyond helpful and always supportive. She even listened to my complaining about issues that were coming up between family members regarding wedding things and reassured me everything would turn out amazing. The flowers she created were absolutely beautiful. I want to carry my bridal bouquet every day for the rest of my life – it was that breathtaking. I will recommend Barb to anyone and everyone from now on! I can’t imagine making it through our wedding nearly as smoothly if she hadn’t been there to help along the way! Thank you Barb!

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Fantastic and Professional
5.0
  • Emilee Silvernail reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago

She made all of my bouquets & centerpieces for my wedding day. She also came the night before & set everything up for me making it less stressful for myself & Bridal party. She does a fantastic job at what she does. She is very professional. If you have a question she’s always there to call or text.

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Quick, professional, and amazing!
5.0
  • Briahnna Cagle reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago

She took my order at the very last minute, gave me a beyond great price considering where I was at and what I needed. Worked with exactly what I wanted out of my boquets (colors and types of flowers) and provided the most beautiful boquets for me, my girls, flower girl, and mothers. They were were the most gorgeous and she was able to provide me with a real flower boquet… Something I was thinking was out of the question. She did her work in such a timely manner and kept communication open. Barb went above and beyond with her work. She was very professional and great to work with. Im so very thankful that we connected. I will always recommend her if anybody asks about needing flowers (or anything for their parties really). I was beyond happy with my flowers.

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Organized and on top of everything!
5.0
  • Alexis Schafer reviewed 2 years ago
  • last edited 2 years ago
Barb went above and beyond to make our entire day go smoothly. First she drove out of her way to Lake Michigan (our wedding spot) week prior to our wedding to ensure the beach that we chose was perfect. She brought all necessities and things I didn’t even realize I would need the morning of the wedding. She organized the entire event including setting up a beach front wedding ceremony. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She communicated with lost guests who had difficulty finding the correct spot. There was apparently an issue with our wedding cake melting prior to our arrival. Aside from being a wedding planner (and numerous other wonderful traits!) she is also great with cakes we found out! She fixed our cake before we even knew there was an issue. I am so happy we chose Bashes by Barbie to coordinate our wedding day. She was worth every penny and more!
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