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Keith Willard Events LLC

Fort Lauderdale


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We bring the joy back into planning. Offering full, partial and day of planning packages. Once you speak to us, we promise you will not want to look any further.

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29 August 2020

Keith is Wonderful! My favorite thing about Keith is that he reads his clients very well. I say that as a general statement based on our personal experience –but I have to believe that is his knack. He’s also a pleasure to be around, someone you want to come to your tasting with, someone you want to share an idea with and then see him perfect it to ‘Keith Style’. Keith Style to me, number one, is energy. He has the type of energy you want for a big day – that day that is so special and you’ve put a lot of thought into.

Besides his final impression on us, which is what I wrote above, his first impression is also what connected us. I told him a brief idea of what I was thinking (including price range) - sometime after our first chat not only did he get back to me with pricing, but also with selected vendors (with pricing) and ideas that we could consider. Most of the other coordinators I reached out to provided little to no ideas/value prior to committing with them. I understand that its difficult/time consuming to put in effort into a client that may not hire you, but again I have to believe that Keith is a natural at this, and these are the things that make him stand out from the rest.

Last, on the day of the event I was not focused on the details (nor did I want to) so I was happy that I had picked the right person that provided that comfort, and at the same time provided the element of surprise and magic. After the party I had a few people comment on Keith; the comments were to the effect of ‘oh wow your event coordinator really made sure we saw this/did that/ etc. … all the things we had talked about and worked on for months. So it was both nice that our friends experienced the experiences we wanted them to enjoy and that Keith was there making it happen.

Reviewed on The Knot

25 June 2020

Two years later and my wedding angel remains,
Keith Willard who’s got magic running through his veins.
Before meeting him planning brought on fights and tears,
That would’ve tarnished our memories for many upcoming years.
Upon accepting defeat and loosening our reigns,
We found our wedding savior with class and brains.
Keith was smart, funny, witty, accessible, and kind,
We feel confident promising you he’s the best you’ll ever find.
He took over all our stressful planning and went above and beyond,
I swear he never slept with everything he did, yet never yawned.
He was as excited as we were about our upcoming “I do’s”
There’s no one better for your special day that you could choose.
He was our therapist, friend, planner, stylist and more,
He never missed one of my calls despite my questions galore.
Keith will make you feel like you’re his own bride and joy,
Never made me feel rushed or that I sometimes annoy.
Thanks to Keith Willard I had my perfect wedding day,
We look forward to working with him more for other soirées.

Thank you Keith!! We are still so appreciative of everything you did for us!!!
Love, Jaclyn and Mikey

Reviewed on The Knot

7 April 2020

I hired Keith as a Day of Coordinator but boy was he so much more! I WOULD HAVE CANCELLED MY WEDDING had it not been for Keith. I would have just gone to a court house! I am so grateful to this man for everything hes done from the day I contacted him up. Keith was my advocate all the way through. My life is chaotic, were a military couple that travelled a lot so when I say Keith was my lifeline I say it with no exaggeration. Our wedding was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; my husband & I go back & forth from San Fran to Orlando so it was critical having a point of contact in south Florida who knew their stuff & boy does he know his stuff! Keith even went back & RENEGOTIATED CONTRACTS AFTER I HAD SIGNED to get me a better deal because so many VENDORS that know him offer DISCOUNTS TO HIS CLIENTS which is just an added bonus. The one time fee I paid Keith as a Day of Coordinator was easily made up in the discounts he brought with him! Not to mention he uses his own resources to make sure your wedding is nothing short of magical. Keith brought in dozens of his own uplights (hundreds saved) as well as pub table wraps etc. My one request, dream really, was to have Chinese laterns on the beach at the end of the night. Keith went above and beyond putting up lights all over the beach so my guests could see & bought special latern lighters assisting all my guests with this magical moment! He was with me every step through phone calls, emails, & texts. He helped me in connecting me with the right people & making sure all my visions came true. He even met me at my venue to go over the space & contract (something you normally would pay a full time planner for) Keith knew my situation with the military and didnt even hesitate when I told him I was coming down to south FL for a day in order to meet with the venue...immediately he said "I'm there" When we met for the first time that day it was like meeting an old friend. Keith helped me remain calm, understood my sarcastic "It is what it is" sense of humor & became my only go to leading up to the wedding. He made sure things were the way I wanted & even questioned me when I would just agree because he knew I was just saying yes to say yes, that's how good he is! He always was there when I called or texted back & never went more than a few hours without returning a call when he couldn't answer. Ladies THIS IS YOUR GUY! The added touches, convenience, connections, & monetary savings were all better than I could have imagined when I hired Keith but the best part of having him as my coordinator was something I never expected....he became my true friend, my therapist lol, he made sure I cared & didnt lose hope when things (military and well family lol) would come up. This man even stood up to my mother at the wedding!!! Lol I'm indian and my husband is from Tennessee so it was a unique mixture & Keith was there the entire time waiting for facial ques I didnt even know I was giving to jump in & pull me away if I was getting overwhelmed (think My Big Fat Greek Wedding!) He quickly went from my Day of Coordinator to my greatest allie & amazing friend....& that ladies is something that is priceless! Good luck to all the Bride to Bes reading this (especially in these chaotic times) I hope you all get the pleasure of knowing Keith.

Keith thank you again from the bottom of my heart for making sure, come hell or high water, that I didnt throw in the towel on my dream! I am forever grateful to you and your team ❤

Reviewed on The Knot

28 February 2020

We were fortunate and blessed to have Keith Willard and his staff as our wedding planner. He is very professional, patient and personable. We had grandiose dreams and expectations but a limited budget. Not only was Keith honest about fullfilling our dreams on our budget, he connected us with vendors who exceeded our vision. Keith was constantly communicating with us as to what to do and the deadline for completion. He transformed our venue for the ceremony into a lavish, extravagant ballroom with extraordinary lighting. It was absolutely breathtaking. The entire evening was spectacular and memorable. We highly recommend using Keith Willard Events for your wedding or future special event. You won't be disappointed. As Tina Turner says, "Simply The Best"!!! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

31 January 2020

It is with immense satisfaction and gratitude that I write this review. We had a very limited time to pull together our vision of a perfect event. After meeting with several planners, Keith met and won us over immediately. In one conversation we felt his personal experience, commitment and personal investment in converting our vision to reality. From beginning to end securing all vendors, handling every detail and being present to ensure the final execution was perfectly delivered and on time, on spec, and on budget! Jan 18th was a perfect memory. Words fail to truly express and represent how phenomenal the and satisfied we are in the outcome, as a family. Thanks to you Keith, to your entire team. and to the team of vendors you secured. You are permanently an honorary part of our family and certainly the only person I would reach out to for our next event. Go BIG! Wishing you continued success... Sincerely ...the entire Walker Family! XOXO! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

27 January 2020

We cannot thank Keith and his team enough for all they did to make the best day of our lives possible. Not only for what he did on the day of, but for all he did for us prior to the day as well. We hired him as our day of coordinator, but he went above and beyond; met with us several times weeks prior without hesitation, as well as communicated with us via, email, text and phone many times leading up to the day, putting us both at ease with his advice, and quick responses to any question we had. He has many connections with different vendors and has worked with so many venues, the staff at many of the hotels already know him and what to expect. Keith kept all the stresses of the day at bay, handled the unexpected surprises with ease, and in the end, things turned out much better than we imagined. Thank you, Keith and Brooke, for the peace of mind that allowed my wife and I to enjoy every moment of our wedding day. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

23 January 2020

I can’t speak highly enough about Keith and his incredible team! Keith was a savior when my now husband and I were taken advantage of by another wedding planner :( He even spoke to us while he was on vacation just to reassure us that he would bring joy back into the wedding process for us! He did that and more. He’s organized, professional, attentive, creative and an incredible listener. He troubleshooted without hesitation and made the process as stress free as it could be. Over and over he went above and beyond to meet with us and accommodate our busy work schedules. His connections within the event industry are a HUGE plus. He is well known and more importantly trusted among so many vendors. He found the vendors that matched our needs perfectly and within budget. Our wedding was an absolute dream and we have Keith Willard Events to thank! I recommend him without hesitation! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

19 January 2020

If you are wondering wether or not you should invest in a planner like I was- don’t, hire the best Keith Willard! Keith not only has an extensive background in event planning, he’s creative, professional and a pleasure to work with. Keith helped bring our vision to reality always sharing ideas, while honoring our wishes and budget! Keith’s vendor suggestions were all outstanding as well - a benefit of his years in the industry. Having a planner allowed me to enjoy my daughters wedding knowing that every detail was taken care of and executed to perfection! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

12 January 2020

I cannot say enough about this guy. Keith Willard Events LLC saved the day when my friends were in need of a wedding planner and having some troubles. He restored their faith in the profession and went above and beyond to ensure our dear friends had their dream wedding brought to life. Months of planning transformed their vision into an elegant, classy, and yet hilariously fun evening that no one will ever forget. Keith, you are a treasure. Thank you for everything you did to create a lifetime of cherished memories for Jessie and Mark and all of their loved ones. More...

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14 November 2019

When you are looking for someone who will show incredible dedication to your event, Keith Willard, is who you want! He goes above and beyond to make sure his clients receive the best event of their lives! He has a true understanding on how to help a client's vision come to a realty and to make it a true celebration for everyone involved. I highly recommend his services! More...

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7 November 2019

Keith is wonderful. It is hard to find someone who not only does their job well but also goes above and beyond, but that is Keith. He is a wedding expert who brings an incredible amount of professionalism and enthusiasm to his job. We first heard of Keith because he came highly recommended from our venue. We hired him as a day-of coordinator who would be available for a little advice along the way because we had already secured our venue and entertainment, and he was also offering the most services for the most reasonable price. Even still, he provided us valuable consulting and vendor recommendations throughout the rest of the planning process and even attended a number of meetings with our vendors, which we had not expected. He was very responsive and had helpful insight on every question we asked. This helped take a lot of the pressure off of us and streamline everything. On the day of, he and his assistant worked so hard to coordinate everyone (venue, vendors, bridal party/groomsmen, and family alike) and ensure everything went smoothly, and even arrived with a wedding emergency kit (this man can sew on zippers and pretty much do anything). The wedding was gorgeous and we were so thrilled and grateful. We definitely recommend Keith to anyone who wants superior service. Thank you Keith! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

30 October 2019

Keith and his team are the best. As a Director of Catering I recommended Keith to the Bride. And I was so glad she took my advice. The couple was from NYC and planning could not have been smoother .
I was able to do my job and let the details to Keith. I would work with him every weekend if I could.

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29 October 2019

Keith and his staff were amazing! We booked him for day of but quickly realized that we needed more than just day of. Save the dates, invites, placecards, musicians, - all of it. He always had a connection that were exactly what we were looking for. The day of he and his assistant Brooke dealt with all of the vendors and I never looked at my watch.. Seriously perfect. More...

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