You may survive wedding planning on your own, but you will be much worse for the wear if you don’t use ARJ productions. It’s just not worth it —I am admittedly neurotic and very organized, and I would NOT have survived wedding planning without Ari and her amazing team! This is a phrase my family and I said a lot during the planning. We had around 250 guests so there was a lot to manage. We used a ton of Ari’s vendors, but the ones we did find on our own Ari worked with flawlessly, which is not always the case with wedding planners. She was on every call with vendors, and my *strong* suggestion would be to do the whole package so you can use her unlimited time, it’s just not worth feeling like you can’t have full access since the team has a ton of clients at any given time. I can say after we used her that she should charge more for her services, because more than planning, wedding organizing for a large and formal wedding is stressful in ways you can’t predict before doing it, and Ari and her team are providing not just actual planning but de-stressing reminders, so you don’t have to! Lastly, Kristen is great!
— 7/10/19, Linsay S
Ari is the necessary beginning and end to any event being planned. She was our wedding planner for our son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding in May. Her attention to detail was exceptional. She presented us with an assortment of contacts that were all a reflection of her excellence. Her original ideas created the magical moments that left us all speechless. Ari’s delightful and calm demeanor was a must the day of the wedding. I can’t imagine planning any other life event for my family without her assistance. We love her!
— 7/07/19, JOELY M
Hiring Ari was by far the BEST decision we made in an entire year of wedding planning. My husband and I are a weird mix of both incredibly Type A people and big partiers and we wanted a large, elaborate, beautiful, and fun wedding on a family property. Planning a wedding with a standard venue is hard enough, but to create our own venue we definitely needed the best wedding planner out there: Enter Ari! I could go on and on about Ari but I’ll list the things I looked for in reviews while wedding planning:
Responsiveness: Ari responds so quickly to every call, text, e-mail, etc. at pretty much every hour of the day! She makes you feel like you are her top priority at all times.
Budget: Ari saved me more money from the discounts her preferred vendors gave me than she actually even charged. Literally, my wedding was cheaper because I hired her than if I’d had no wedding planner! She’s also so savvy at knowing where to put money for maximum effect and where you can cut costs with no impact.
Fun: This should really be at the top of the list. Wedding planning is a whirlwind and who wants to feel like it’s yet another task after a long day at work? Ari makes everything into a productive party. Post wedding, I’m really missing talking to her every day because she’s a mix of a BFF and a fairy godmother who makes all your party dreams come true :)
Organization: Absolutely nothing slipped through the cracks on my wedding day/week because of Ari. It was very easy for me to take off the planner hat and put on the Bride hat and just soak in the moment because I trusted Ari 100% to handle everything (And again, I’m a Type A spreadsheet queen; trusting does not come naturally!) 
Ari is truly amazing, and she will be my planner for any event I throw from here on out. If you want the best planner available (And who doesn’t want the best?!) ARJ Productions is it!
— 05/09/18, Pamela B
Ari is OUTSTANDING. No doubt she’s the reason I was stress-free for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party. It was a pleasure to work with Ari and ARJ Productions. She’s everything you want in the person who’ll be making sure your event goes off without a hitch: she’s extremely detailed oriented, always responsive, and has great contacts and creative ideas. Whether it was help with my DJ or putting together a timeline that fit with all my changes, Ari went above and beyond. She thought of things that might have been otherwise missed, and always made me feel like my event was priority #1 for her team. ARJ Productions brought everything together seamlessly and kept me from having to deal with all the last minutes details that inevitably pop-up. The event was beautiful and fun. Thanks to Ari I was able to totally enjoy the party.
— 12/06/17, JENNIFER L