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Name for Website DANA
Dana is one of our Lead Planners and is also our team Logistics Coordinator.
Dana has been in the hospitality industry for the past eight years. Creating the ultimate guest experience and working under pressure comes naturally to her. Dana fell in love with the wedding planning industry after helping a friend plan her wedding and has been doing weddings ever since. She's been a part of the RK Weddings & Events team since the beginning of 2020.
Dana is determined to bring dream weddings to life for the bride and groom, while taking all the stresses of planning off of their shoulders. She believes that the wedding is for the couple, so they should be able to completely enjoy their day.
In Dana's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and daughter, Paisley and is currently planning her own dream wedding this spring.

About Me

What is your hometown?
Small town Winthrop Harbor, IL. As far north in Illinois as you can go, just before you hit Wisconsin.
Where did you go to school?
Bryant and Stratton and Collin College for Elementary education and Event and Meeting Management.
What color makes you happy?
Anything neutral toned. I find it relaxing and clean.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying clothes for my daughter, Paisley! I will buy the same outfit in every single color if someone doesn't stop me.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"We got this!" or "Yay! Go Team!" -Mostly because I am very into teamwork and getting things done. Also, because I'm a very excitable person.
What are you currently drinking:
Iced Coffee! If I didn't have my own iced coffee machine, I'm pretty sure I could keep Starbucks open by myself.
Your quote to live by?
"We rise by lifting others.' -Robert Ingersoll
 I love helping other people and boosting their confidence. It doesn't just make them feel good, it makes me feel good as well!
Favorite wedding moment?
The father daughter dance. I cry every single time. Watching the dads' tear up melts my heart, you can really see how much they care for their little girl.

Reviews

RK Weddings was such a professional group to work with, I hired them about 8 months before my wedding and they came in quickly to pick up the pieces from what I had already planned. They worked with me to understand the vision we were going for and offered extremely helpful suggestions to make our day go smoothly. There were some things that occurred outside of our control that created a wrinkle in the planning process and stressful for me and my family but Dana stepped in, helped me organize things and kept a cool, calm and collected demeanor throughout the whole process. Things could have gone off track if it wasn't for Dana and her team controlling the situation and getting in touch with the right people. I am so glad I hired RK Weddings and Events especially during an uncertain time like COVID, there were quite a few events that occurred that were stressful with last minute changes and the whole time Dana remained professional, organized, there to support where needed and always had things handled & under control. She spent countless hours with me on the design, making sure our food selections were right, our vision of hosting our guests came out perfectly and was a great project manager. RK Weddings and Events had countless helpers the entire day of our wedding, always asking what we needed, there to be extra hands when we needed them and helped pull off an amazing day! I couldn't recommend them enough and so grateful for the role they played in helping us have the most amazing & special day of our lives 🙂

~ Julianna & Joel

 

We had no idea how much we needed a wedding planner until Dana joined us in planning our wedding.

Dana kept us on schedule, gave reminders, and provided suggestions to make our day special. It was just enough communication to where we did not feel overwhelmed or forgotten.

She were amazing throughout the process. The day of the wedding, if anything went wrong we had no idea.  Our families loved the entire team (Dana, Monique, and Karen A). You all went above and beyond.

If we have any events or know anyone getting married we will definitely recommend RK Weddings & Events.

~Chantell & Brandon

 

Dana with RK Weddings & Events was there for my now-husband and me through our very expedited wedding planning process! She was incredibly accessible and the most detail-oriented planner I could have asked for.

Beyond the planning aspect, Dana was just a strong source of calm for me as the weeks before our big day started winding down! She didn't miss a beat and was an emotional calm when I was NOT! I would highly recommend RK Weddings & Events -  ask for Dana!

~Clare & Joe

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Rachael Kissel

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Deb Shaddox

Deb Shaddox

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Monique Provance

Monique Provance

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Dana Cliff

Dana Cliff

Lead Wedding Planner / Logistics Manager

Jessie Craig

Jessie Craig

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Elizabeth Michener

Elizabeth Michener

Lead Wedding Planner

Shannon Lepard

Shannon Lepard

Lead Wedding Planner

Kari Loth

Kari Loth

Lead Wedding Planner

Cindy McIntyre

Cindy McIntyre

Lead Wedding Planner