“Thank you so much for everything! You made our wedding day so simple & easy; all we had to do was show up, smile & enjoy it! Austin and I have talked and talked about how grateful we are that you and your rockin’ team were there and a part of it. I will definitely recommend The Simplifiers for any event need – we couldn’t have been happier with the results! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” Emily + Austin (bride + groom)
“Mary and The Simplifiers are AMAZING!!!
We hired Mary to do day-of wedding coordinating and she began helping me more than a month out. I shopped around for other wedding coordinators before deciding on The Simplifiers, and no one came close to the services she offered…
Mary has great attention to detail and is fantastic about keeping vendors on track. Not only was she perfect with vendors, but she kept our family and wedding party in line with a complete day-of itinerary. When anyone was late (or lost) she made sure that we still kept to our schedule. Since the wedding day can be so crazy, Mary and her team took on every hiccup so that my wedding party and family didn’t have to worry about anything. She kept in contact with all of our vendors and wedding party and made sure that everything ran smoothly and flawlessly. At the end of the night, she tied up all of the loose ends and hand delivered items that I had forgotten throughout the day.
We really appreciate Mary’s hard work and would recommend her for any important event. ” Melissa N. (bride)
“The Simplifiers are the most wonderful wedding planners! They are creative, detail oriented, and resourceful. You cannot go wrong with these ladies. Christine has been so wonderful managing our budget and my stress. We would not do this without her.” Ashley D. (bride)
“Mary, you are a lifesaver! Thank you for everything you’ve done for me today.” Kate B. (bride)
“We ALL had a wonderful time. Everyone has talked about the party/wedding and how warm and happy everyone was. It was a night to remember. You guys did a GREAT job in a difficult situation. All of you were wonderful and responsive. I found particular comfort in your concern for me and my insecurities. Everything was beautiful and went so well…thank you!!!!” Carrie B. (mother of the bride at an outdoor wedding in inclement weather)
“As guests were arriving at my wedding, calls to our absentee caterer still went unanswered. A member of The Simplifiers, who happened to be a guest at my wedding, took up the charge. Before our ceremony was over, a buffet spread, cakes, and dinnerware had manifested. By the time the caterer DID show (with a few paltry items for the buffet), everyone agreed that ‘the first buffet was far better than the second!’ Better yet, everything was handled as I soaked in a bathtub, met with my hairdresser, and walked with my father down the aisle. I recommend The Simplifiers to anyone who’s ever had an emergency, or would prefer to avoid one.” Kate M. (bride)
“I just wanted to let you know that Doryan and Eric (Simplifier Event Assistants) were amazing. My mother, who can be a complete food prep fascist, said she thought they pretty much ‘walked on water’. A tip will certainly be forthcoming…Thanks for your help, and please pass on my gratitude to the guys.” Travis S. (groom)
“Mary and The Simplifiers team helped plan and coordinate our Feb 13th wedding and my husband and I couldn’t be happier with the results! I can honestly say that wedding planning is probably one of the most stressful things I’ve ever undertaken. It would’ve been impossible if we didn’t hire a planner and I couldn’t speak more highly of the services by The Simplifiers, they were an integral part of the design and execution of the entire day and I would recommend them to ANY one looking to get help for their wedding. From the beginning, Mary was absolutely professional and helped to keep us on budget. In fact, I feel like Mary completely understood us and what our vision for our wedding was. We wanted something whimsical and fun and very “Austin” without being overly “Texas”, which doesn’t even make much sense if you think about it but The Simplifiers understood exactly what we meant. I’ve heard horror stories of people getting wedding planners and being forced to get things that they didn’t want or having their ideas shot down by some “professional” who just doesn’t get that it’s what the couple wants and not anyone else. Not so with The Simplifiers. I don’t know whose kneecaps they had to bust but the quotes that they got us for all the food, liquor and rentals was definitely much less than anything we were expecting. The entire day was flawless and memorable for all the right reasons and I just can’t say enough great things about them and their services without this coming across like some love letter but it’s true; I’d hire them again in a heartbeat!” Michelle M. (bride)
“I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your help before and during our wedding – you really are a superhero!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” Katie B. (bride)
“Hi there! Just sending a quick “thank you”….So many wonderful people on Twitter & you’re one of them! Cheers to you!” BrideTide (Wedding Industry Blog)
“Five out of five stars!! Everything went great!” Dr. D. Buckingham
“I have worked with Mary Baird-Wilcock for three years now on all of my events. I have to say that I was very lucky to find her and will never have an event without her. She works tirelessly throughout the event and weeks before. She makes sure that everything is perfect and it allows me to enjoy my event. What a relief! I have done casual barbeques to formal parties and galas and it is always the same. Perfection!” Pam B.
“Mary and the entire Simplifiers team did a spectacular job in planning, preparing and delivering a wonderful party. All of the creative and thoughtful touches made a huge impact and our party guests were very impressed. I would recommend The Simplifiers for anyone who wants to have a wonderful and memorable event!” Nancy P.
“Once again, you outdid yourself…the party was awesome. Everything went so smoothly! The crepes were a great hit…we had a great time and thanks for all your help, Mary. You’re aces!” Dr. Pradeep K.
“I just want to let you know how happy I am that you are working with me on Emily’s Bat Mitzvah. I love the fact that you are so reliable, organized, creative, and kind. Your ideas are super and I feel totally comfortable that the set up is going to be wonderful. Bottom line, thank you for everything you have done so far.” Jeni T.
(…and from her daughter, “Dear Simplifiers, thank you so much for making this event special for me. I had such a great time at my party. The set up and event were so amazing. Thank you!”)
“I was glad to not deal with the vendors and their problems. Thanks for taking care of everything! I’ll definitely hire you guys again!” Sherri M. (a summertime lakeside soiree for her brother & sister-in-law)
“I just want to thank you again for the amazing party you put together. Amanda and Josh were so thrilled with it, and everybody was just raving about how the whole thing turned out. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much! If I ever have an occasion to throw another event in Austin, I will certainly come to you.” Mary Ann D.
“Thanks again for all your efforts. I have had tremendous positive feedback from Saturday night.” Dr. Scott B.
“The Simplifiers were recommended to me after Mary and team had successfully planned and executed a SXSW party (with very short notice) for another San Francisco startup.
The introduction to Mary was one i will always be grateful for. She and her team were nothing short of miracle workers when it came time to plan my company’s event.
Why Mary is the best:
- she is very mindful of budget and ensures you get the most bang for your buck. Having someone negotiate all of the venue fees, lighting, caterers and city permits is an unbelievable weight i was thrilled to have taken care of.
- attention to detail: she thinks of everything!! Every aspect of my event exceeded my expectations. She even threw in some little surprises here and there that added a tremendous amount to the overall look and feel.
- she does all the heavy lifting. Need i say more? Having the ability to just show up and actually enjoy an event is beyond wonderful. Mary and her team are completely dedicated to the success of an event. They are always on top of everything!
- Wonderful to work with. Mary is an absolute joy to work with. When i finally met her i couldn’t help but give her a giant hug. She knows her stuff, gets it done on time and takes pride in each event.
I was delighted to hear that they do events across the US and not just in Austin. I will definitely use her again in the future and happily give the Simplifiers Team 5-stars.” Robin T. – Chomp
“Fabulous, fabulous…absolutely FABULOUS! You made my life so much simpler! You are INCREDIBLE, thanks!!” I. Kwak (co-chair – Blue Lapis Light fundraiser)
“Mary is one of the most amazing event planners that I have ever worked with. Her attention to detail and creativity go beyond expectations. Events are complicated but Mary’s personality and confidence keeps chaos in order. With small or very large event budgets and complex programs, Mary is a person that you can trust and she’ll make your project unique. Just remember, whatever you think you see, Mary sees much more. Let go and let her work. You will not be disappointed.” C. Justice, Sparksight, Inc.
“EXCELLENT job with the conference – I had a blast and I know you all worked so so hard to make it all come together. Thank you Simplifiers!” Meg S., attendee at the Re:Frame Collective conference
“We were absolutely thrilled with you and your staff and have heard nothing but glowing responses from our attendees about your service as our event planners! Usually we like to hire a local planner for our events but based on our experience with Mary, we would definitely consider hiring The Simplifiers again for our next event in San Francisco.” Bruce P., Re:Frame Collective
“Thanks again for being the professional you are and making my experience at the AIA Austin event so pleasant and easy. You really are great!” Dave L., Star-Telegram Columnist and MC for the AIA Austin Awards Gala
“I was quite satisfied and happy with how everything came together at the Gala…Given our budget constraints, The Simplifiers gave us an event to remember which included a few pleasant surprises in the form of extras we had discussed but didn’t believe our budget had. Seeing some extra touches that I didn’t expect was very nice and really helped bring the entire atmosphere of the event together. The advance planning and response to unfavorable weather conditions did not put a damper on the evening and resulted in positive responses from those in attendance. The Simplifiers are a very capable group that I would not hesitate to recommend for future event planning & coordination.” Rick P. – AIA Austin Awards Gala committee chair
“Mary, I really enjoyed working with you on CulinART! You are amazing. Thank you so much for all your help with so many aspects of the event, but especially with marketing. Your contributions made a big difference!”
Stacey H. – ISES CulinART Gala, benefiting The Wright House Wellness Center
“The Simplifiers came to the rescue. Our company decided at the last minute to host an employee Christmas party. I had about 3 weeks to get it organized. I went searching for a party planner, and THANK GOODNESS that I found Mary at The Simplifiers. I have used event planners in the past. However, I have often been left feeling like I had to create the event myself. This time, I was so pleasantly surprised. Mary jumped right in there with only a few telephone conversations. She knew exactly what needed to be done and she took control. I had no worries. Mary told me what she needed and when she needed it. The event went off without a hitch. Thank you Simplifiers for a job well done! I am a very happy customer.” Jennifer M. at Buffalo Framing & Truss LLP
“I would definitely hire you again. You or someone from your team was everywhere seeing to things. You made this Christmas party so enjoyable for me and everyone from Apogee. Thank you for all your hard work.” Connie S. at Apogee Search / Leads Customers Growth
“Thank you for putting together such a magnificent evening! Everything was just absolutely wonderful!” CEO David H. of Hart InterCivic (at his retirement party)
“Everything looked awesome! You did such a great job!” Laura R. of Pangaea nightclub (provided Halloween event decor & design for client in the upscale Warehouse district, downtown Austin)
“Mary – just in case you didn’t know… you are a pleasure to work with on this project. Thanks for all your efforts…” Shannon M. – TEDxAustin
“I cannot say enough amazing, wonderful, incredible things about my recent experience working with Mary and her team at The Simplifiers. Over the last 45 days I had the honor of working with The Simplifiers to plan, develop and execute a company wide retreat that my company was hosting in New Braunfels. Mary’s team did everything from transportation, venue details, meeting logistics, as well as planning as amazing end of the week holiday party for our entire team.
In the past, these events have been known to strip years from the lives of my team. However, with Mary to help us, we actually had the opportunity to enjoy the experience and trust that we were in the best of hand working with her and the Simplifiers team.
Words cannot express my gratitude and delight with our Simplifiers experience. If you’re looking for an incredible partner that is extremely proactive, anticipates your needs, and goes above and beyond, then Mary and The Simplifiers are a perfect fit to plan your next party, corporate event, or wedding!!!” Megan T. of Aspen Heights
“Wow! The shopping you did & dropped off at my office was perfect…what a time & hassle saver for a busy working Mom! Thank you!” Heather M. (grocery shopping and errand running)
“Your concierge service SAVED US – thank you.” Kelley B. (petsitting)
“Five stars…It’s always a pleasure working with The Simplifiers. Prompt and professional, I would definitely hire them again. Your personal concierge service was above the level of quality I expected.” ‾Jason M. (housesitting and home check)
“Wow, you Simplifiers are amazing! Nelson’s room looks great, so does the playroom and closet! Your entire crew is professional, dependable, and easy to work with! It all really does look wonderful and we so appreciate all of your hard work and attention to detail and budget. Thank you so much!” Janie B. (home staging and reorganization of their 6000+ sq. foot home)
“Thank you again for the wonderfully thorough work you did to organize our home. We already feel much more relaxed. What an amazing difference!” Jenny H. (home reorganization – kitchen & bath makeover)
“I hope this finds you well and not too busy. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we like Heather! She is wonderful and very, very professional!!! I don’t know what I would do without her these days. We are showing the house on an average of about once a week usually at the last minute, of course. Please keep us in your prayers!” Dr. Janie B. (maid service)