Testimonials


Jade O'Brien:Smart Integrate

"I loved working with Deja Reve - they really get the brand, they put everything into making the event run smoothly AND they know how to throw a great party!"

Jade O'Brien
    

Jean-Mari Holtzhausen:JM funky Swank Salon

I first engaged the Deja Reve team to manage my company's 1st year anniversary. I wanted this to be a very special experience for our customers and staff. The evening was a huge success, exceeding all my expectations. Mari has an attention to the finer details that is impressive, she takes the time to fully understand the company brand and as a result, transforms ideas into something exceptional with the WOW FACTOR! As a result of this first experience, we intend to continue working with Deja Reve to deliver future exceptional events. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Deja Reve team to anyone looking to achieve exceptional results."

Jean-Mari Holtzhausen
     

Imogan & Nathan:

I cannot thank Mari enough for assisting me with my wedding and taking over the planning when I could no longer do it on my own! The service was impeccable and I cannot fault her on anything. She always kept me updated with the progress and helped me to see where my finances were in respect of the wedding. I could spend my wedding day as the most relaxed bride having full confidence that Mari had everything under control and boy was I right! My wedding day was everything I imagined it to be. Mari, thank you for all the running around, planning, meetings and for even assisting with handing out the food to the guests on the wedding day. I would recommend Mari to anybody who needs assistance planning their wedding day…be it planning it from scratch or requiring someone to pick up where you left off.

Imogan & Nathan
     

Chrystal & Charl:

Mari coordinated our wedding in December 2019 at Nooitgedacht in Stellenbosch. I am that type of person that does everything myself to ensure that it is done right. 2019 was one of the busiest years of my life as I was balancing work, studying as well as wedding planning. Before we got in touch with Mari, we already had our venue, DJ and photographer in place. We soon realised that the details of a wedding takes up the most time. Mari was the only person that came to mind that I would trust with our wedding. I first met Mari when she was living in Dubai and working for Emirates. She was a friend of a friend and was kind enough to show us a good time. I was really impressed with how she adapted and how successful she was in such a foreign country. When appointed, Mari immediately set up a wedding budget, which also compared our items (like food, décor, etc.) to industry standards. She kept our wedding spend up to date with clear dates on when deposits and final payments needed to be made. This kept our wedding budget and spend completely transparent and clear. One of my favorite parts of the wedding planning was the décor. Mari spoke to us and showed us pictures of wedding décor and ensured that she completely understood what we had envisioned for our décor. She always gave us different vendors’ quotes to choose from. She collected samples from the décor vendors (under plates, candle holders, napkins, vases, etc.) and arranged for a mockup of our wedding table at our venue. We played around with the different items and could see exactly how our table would look before deciding on the décor items. This made us very excited to be able to envision our wedding day. Mari also took care of communicating with the different wedding vendors and ensured that everybody was clear on what needed to happen and with exact times. There was rain predicted for our wedding day and our pre-dinner was to be moved to inside the venue, which was a massive bummer to us since the venue had amazing views. Mari managed to arrange a beautiful white tent the day before our wedding. I honestly don’t know how she managed this on a Friday afternoon in December! This really made a massive difference to our wedding as the rain came falling down as promised. Due to the rain, our wedding schedule needed to be amended as the photographer had limited time to get her shots done, Mari handled this like a pro to ensure that the wedding reception still flowed well and that our guests were having fun. Even with the rain, we did not have a minute of stress on our wedding day. It was the best day of our lives! Thank you, Mari!

Chrystal &  Charl
     

Michelle & Gideon:

I loved working with Mari, she did such an amazing job at planning our wedding in very short notice, she is always quick to respond and always comes up with great Ideas. Our table setting for our wedding was more than what I could ever imagine and she really made our dream wedding came true.. I will definitely recommend her as she is very professional and absolutely lovely to work with... Thank you Mari for making our wedding stress free and beautiful... You are amazing!

Michelle & Gideon
     

Alexander & Marilie:

Going the E X T R A M I L E would be an understatement. Alex and I were so blessed partnering with Mari. We actually researched more than 30 wedding coordinators and Mari just blew us away. Working with her left us with a smile and the best memories. From the beginning to the end, she helped organize our wedding. She gave us advice and helped out with so many extra things. She has a key eye for detail and is a trustworthy professional. Mari stretches, runs with excellence, and has such a gift of pulling everything together to make it one of the most special days. - Mr. and Mrs. Boshoff

Alexander & Marilie
     

Dr AK & Yolanda Oduntan:

Mari is a consummate professional. She helped translate our vision into an elegant affair, and kept her cool during crisis. Our event went smoothly and our guests had a memorable time. Her service providers are also tops. Will 100% make use of her event planning services again. Dr AK & Yolanda Oduntan

Dr AK & Yolanda Oduntan
     

Dean Fuel & Samantha Fuller:

Mari is an absolute super star! She stepped into organise my husband DEAN FUEL's surprise birthday in Feb 2020, not an easy brief given who the birthday boy is! She pulled together all my ideas for food, decor drinks and music with creativity, professionalism and flare. Not to mention she and all her suppliers kept this a secret from Dean! It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I simply can not recommend her enough. I look forward to working with her on all my future family events 🙂

     

Rochelle & Douw:

It was the BEST decision we ever made. She was on top of EVERYTHING, and it made the last weeks leading up to our wedding more fun than stressful! Mari’s expertise and creative flair is second to none. It's clear to see that she loves what she does, and it just comes so naturally to her. She listened to what I was envisioning, and really made sure that our wedding day was beautiful and perfect! She made sure that anything we could have needed that night was taken care of before we even realized we needed something. She was super organized and I was not worried about a single thing. When our wedding day finally came, everyone around me kept commenting on how calm I was. That's because I had full trust in Mari to execute all of the details. Not only did she execute..she went above and beyond our expectations! I highly recommend her!

Rochelle & Douw
     

Kyle & Andea:

"It was all thanks to Mari from Dejarevents, that our dream wedding could come to a reality! The entire experience of working with her was so smooth and enjoyable and I can safely say we felt like we trusted her with the most special day of our lives. Our day turned out more beautiful than we could've ever imagined from start to finish, thanks to her amazing planning skills and attention to detail. Mari made sure we were happy with everything and always went the extra mile to ensure everything suited our budget which we loved! Her patience and kindness towards us was truly sincere and we would highly recommend her to plan your dream wedding. You will not be disappointed!" Thank you so much for everything Mari! Much love Kyle and Andea