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Rocket Science Events is hands down the best.
— Alyson & Jesse
 

"Working with Gretchen was an amazing experience, and we can’t imagine putting on our wedding without her! At our first meeting we had lofty ideas, including inviting all of our guests to join us in a bicycle procession from the ceremony to the reception site. Gretchen’s reaction reflected nothing other than positivity, reassurance and excitement… even though I’m sure in her head she knew it was a logistical nightmare! For every idea we had, Gretchen fully embraced it and helped us to achieve our most personalized and wonderful wedding day. She spent hours hanging paper cranes from the ceiling of the reception site, and attending to every last detail, all the while putting our minds at ease so we could fully enjoy our day. Words can’t express our gratitude for everything that Gretchen did, and we formed a wonderful friendship along the way." - Natasha + Zac

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"Words can’t begin to express how grateful I am for all you have done for us over the last few months, and especially the last few days. Our wedding was more than we ever dreamed it would be, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. Thank you so so much for your patience, your creativity, your humor, your wisdom, your guidance, and for your generosity of time and spirit in the creation of this very special day. You are not just an incredible wedding planner, but an incredible person, and I feel very lucky that you came into my life. Please know that we appreciate everything you have done for us — we know you worked SO hard! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts." - Elizabeth + Dan-Michael

 
If you want your wedding day to go smoothly and for it to be a unique reflection of you as a couple, book with Rocket Science Events!
— EMILY + TRACY
 

"I had a clear vision for what I wanted, but Gretchen brought more to that vision that I could’ve ever imagined. The details that Gretchen helped coordinate all ended up being what our guests remembered and loved about our wedding. Her recommendations for other vendors were spot on and they all commented to us how much they loved working with Gretchen, too. Gretchen’s dedication to our wedding and making us feel like we were her only clients resulted in such a beautiful wedding for not only us, but our guests, too. We love hearing how much our guests enjoyed our wedding and we know that’s a direct result of Gretchen’s hard work, attention to detail and also because she wanted us to love our wedding… and we did!" - Lauren + Pat

 

"After watching many friends get married who had to deal with the hectic stress of making sure everything went smoothly, my husband and I knew it was critical to have someone be there to manage the details so that we could truly relax and enjoy our day. So Josh and I decided to hire Gretchen for wedding planning as well as floral. Let me tell you, it was worth every penny! She went above and beyond in every way, She always responded quickly to emails, genuinely listened to our ideas and vision, and was fantastically innovative with our budget. In addition, she “tells it like it is” and is not afraid to speak up when something looks bad, which to me was just as important as speaking up when things look good! Overall, people reading this should not hesitate another minute in choosing Gretchen to help make their day perfect." - Jen + Josh

 

 
We came in without direction on what we really wanted for our wedding and thanks to Rocket Science Events, came out with the wedding of our dreams.
— BECKY + JOHN

"Rocket Science Events landed into our wedding planning process early, and we could not be more grateful. We planned our Minneapolis wedding from New York City, and Gretchen coordinated the year-long extravaganza with great generosity and ease. Her wild creativity combined with her wealth of experience producing events in Minneapolis made making decisions about every minute detail a delight. Perhaps what we appreciate most about Gretchen, however, is how insanely flexible and responsive she was throughout the process. We had an abundance of time to imagine and re-imagine every detail of our wedding weekend, and Gretchen never lost her patience with us — armed with a healthy sense of humor and mad skills, she was always committed to finding a solution that we loved. If you want to enjoy every moment of your beautiful wedding AND have a blast planning it, hire Rocket Science Events!!" - Katie + Aaron

I honestly cannot imagine how our wedding/reception would’ve turned out without Rocket Science Events. Gretchen’s planning and execution takes the anxiety and uncertainty out of the wedding experience for you and your family.
— EMILY + GARRET

"I’m in the creative field and like a lot of brides, I thought I could do everything myself! I quickly realized I was in over my head and Gretchen came to the rescue. Her arrangements, décor and creativity were above and beyond my expectations! On top of having a great personality and easy to work with she is professional and attentive; she really made it a point to incorporate ideas I had into the assortment. She captured the style and essence I was going for perfectly; I received so many compliments! She is truly an expert in the field and I was very thankful to have her help with my event. I highly recommend her; my sister-in-law wants to hire Rocket Science Events for her wedding next summer after seeing what a fabulous job Gretchen did at my event!" - Lindsey + Andy

 

"Gretchen turned a difficult year into a perfectly wonderful one. My fiancé proposed last September, and we hooked up with Rocket Science pretty early, knowing we would need a little help planning because we are such very important, busy people. Gretchen was lovely, helpful and inspiring. We were proud of ourselves for being ahead of the game. Then, my groom was diagnosed with cancer 3 months before the wedding. Our important, busy lives suddenly changed completely. We didn’t think we could keep going with the wedding, but not going forward felt like giving up. Gretchen was amazing. She did not bat an eye when I asked if we could put the whole thing off a year, even cajoled our vendors into adapting to our decision, and then was completely supportive when we decided to go ahead as originally planned. Similarly, when I ripped my dress during the photos, Gretchen had a needle, thread and a can-do spirit! I was good as new in minutes! I really did have a dream wedding. I will always remember how very beautiful everything was. My advice to anyone planning a wedding would be to have an unflappable, witty and resourceful jewel like Gretchen on your team." - Caroline + Nick

Our daughter’s wedding was beautiful and flawless! Gretchen helped our ideas become reality and it was always fun working with her!
— JUDY

"My love and I found each other in midlife. We imagined a small but meaningful ceremony, and I was determined to also have an amazing dance party for my ever-faithful friends.  Since my husband and I are both physician-scientists with busy and unpredictable work, we quickly realized that we needed practical help with planning our wedding – but only if we could find someone creative and real, not just someone organized and connected.Through a very lucky series of clicks, I found the Rocket Science Events website. Gretchen Culver and her team were amazing from start to finish. First, Gretchen listened and helped us clarify our priorities, then referred us to trusted and equally cool and talented vendors. Every pick was perfect… Gretchen’s help and guidance gave me the space to make silly embossed heart-cupcake flags, spend time with my fiancee, think about music and vows – and most importantly, be present on my wedding day to experience the miracle of finding my love and the fun of celebrating our marriage with our closest family and friends. Do not hesitate to hire this woman, she is fantastic." - Tamara + Jesus

 
 

Working with Rocket Science Events was a pleasure. Gretchen really knew what she was talking about and went above and beyond anything we had ever asked or hoped for. She was a fountain of ideas, which allowed us to pick and choose what would work best for our wedding. We also had the delight of letting Gretchen organize and design all of our flowers. The bouquets were stunning, and the center pieces were simple and elegant, exactly what we wanted. When the day of the wedding came, she worked hard to make sure that our day went smoothly. We truly could not have done it without her. We would recommend Rocket Science Events to everyone!! - Shannon + Nate

 
 

We were engaged and then quickly overwhelmed with the wedding planning. Then we met Gretchen with Rocket Science Events. We were so impressed with Gretchen after our first meeting. She had so many creative ideas and answered all our questions, including our budget conscious concerns. She had terrific connections and we were able to get so much more than we expected. She didn’t hesitate when we told her we wanted a donut cake. She tackled this request with great success. She was there for us through the entire planning process, answering a million more questions along the way. She was always prepared and kept us on task with the decisions we had to make. She was so easy to work with and kept us reassured throughout the planning process. She took so much off our hands and allowed us to actually enjoy the whole process and the wedding day. We are so happy to have Gretchen as our wedding planner! - Laura + Jim

 

The best decision I made during my wedding planning was to hire a wedding planner. And not just any planner but Gretchen at Rocket Science Events. Gretchen came to the table with a billion unique ideas and helped me shape my own ideas into a cohesive and beautiful event. Gretchen and her assistants took care of everything for us the day of, including set up and tear down. I spent my entire wedding day relaxed and focused on my husband and my family and friends because she took care of all of the logistics. She kept us on time, helped get people were they needed to be, made sure everything was set up and ready to go. I would highly recommend Gretchen and her company, even if it’s just for day of services – I believe 100% that if I didn’t have Gretchen helping me plan my wedding and organizing my day it would have not have turned out so perfectly. Our wedding day was perfect, relaxed, and unique to me and my husband. THANK YOU Rocket Science Events. - Gretchen + Chuck

Thank you so much for all of your assistance! We both greatly appreciated you taking charge and creating a smooth, successful wedding for us!
— Kayla + Alan
 
 

Photo Credit: CADENCE & ELI, BOOK OF LOVE, 1012 PHOTO, LUCAS BOTZ PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGEN-INC, SARAH DICICCO