Butterfly Weddings

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Butterfly Weddings is a boutique wedding planner company based in Prague, Czech republic dedicated to creating unforgettable, styled and stunning weddings. We love what we do and we are passionate about it. We have over 5 years of experience in the wedding market and we are proud to have established relationships with the best vendors in the industry. We do destination weddings in Prague or in the whole of the Czech Republic for our international clients as well as weddings for our local clients.

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Eva gave us the most perfect destination wedding, more than we could have ever imagined. Doing a 3 day Hindu wedding in Prague, with a traditional Hindu ceremony, for a party of 180 people, is a HUGE endeavor and when we met Eva for the first time, she was eager for the challenge. We chose Butterfly Weddings because of the transparent philosophy and with that, Eva gave us recommendations for every part of our wedding, with full information and alternative options, and let us make the decisions, and I loved that. Eva, you were patient with us as our busy schedules and 6 hour time difference probably prolonged every step of our process, but you never made us feel like we were making your job difficult (which I’m sure we were!). You were SO unbelievably available for opinions, emails, phone calls, texts, and so responsive and organized with everything in the months leading up to the events. You were dealing with SO MANY moving parts at the same time- dealing with Akash and I as bride and groom, our parents, and even our other family members who were helping, and did it all so calmly and with such patience (and we know we are a handful!). On the 3 days of events, everything you touched was perfection - we heard countless praise from our guests about the venues, the food, the hotel, the ceremony- everything, and it was all possible because of you. Even on event days, when guests were running late and delaying buses, or there was an issue with something, you handled it seamlessly and gracefully. You worked on our wedding like it was your own, so much so that I totally forgot that you were probably managing other people's weddings at the same time! We were honestly so at ease during the 3 days because we had full confidence in you and your ability to manage anything and everything.

Eva, we cannot thank you enough for your attention to detail, your endless advice and recommendations, your management of vendors (2 of which were flying in from abroad), your availability, your super organized summary emails, excel worksheets and google docs, and the countless hours of work you put in to making our wedding a success. I literally spent the entire day after our events were over just gushing over how absolutely PERFECT everything was, and our guests did the same. We are so lucky to have chosen you for our wedding, and we look forward to seeing you again when we visit Prague for our anniversaries as our friend. We cannot thank you enough and cannot possibly sing your praises enough. You and Prague will always hold a special place in our heart.

Anyone looking to have a Hindu ceremony in Prague, or any kind of wedding ceremony or event anywhere in the world, Eva and Butterfly Weddings has our full endorsement.

We are so happy to have worked with Eva at Butterfly Weddings Prague to make a fairytale wedding come true in just a few short months! Prague is very special to us as we got engaged on Charles Bridge and we have family from Czech Republic (now living in Canada). Our wedding was stunning and unique, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The details came together seamlessly by working with Eva considering we are not local and live in Canada :)

Firstly, Eva is extremely professional yet very personable and friendly as well. It was a pleasure emailing back and forth to organize details as her response time is prompt and detailed. We knew we wanted to hire Eva after the first few emails with her. Before even signing on as her client, she responded to all emails within hours (despite an international time difference) and also gave us very informative details about weddings in and around Prague.

During the planning process, Eva kept everything so organized with vendors and budget. She also really understood our vision with the look and feel we were trying to accomplish therefore recommending very talented vendors who suited our style for florals, décor, venues, cake, etc.

Eva is always so pleasant and kind in her emails, always in a good mood :) If any possible issues arise in the planning process, she is so quick to think of a realistic solution ASAP.

Thank you Eva for such a great experience and executing a very memorable wedding!

Chantelle & Mike Podsiadlo

When I first realized that I was going to need a wedding planner I started looking at the internet because I didn't have any friends or family in Czech Republic to recommend one. I was reading the testimonials at different websites and I noticed that Eva's had something different: genuine compliments.

What I mean is it is easy for a wedding planner to receive ready-made compliments saying how great he or she is as the brides will easily overrate their own weddings because for them it is such a special and happy moment. But Eva`s brides didn`t just say that she was wonderful, they also wrote about all the details that make her way of working unique. That is what the brides will only write if their wedding planner did things that exceeded expectations.

Of course I would only know that everything the brides had written was true after I hired Eva but there was something that I could check right away: one bride had said that Eva was the first wedding planner that replied to her initial message and kept following up the same way. So I sent Eva an email and the same thing happened, she answered me right away and told me everything I needed to know. But I wouldn`t only write an email because I needed to be sure that my wedding planner would be someone truly available, easy and fast to talk to specially because we would be in different time zones. So I sent her a message via whatsapp and again she replied immediately.

I also noticed what Eva wrote about fair play at her website. Most people don`t mention it because it should be obvious but for real many times it is not. I found it very interesting that Eva addressed the matter directly and this way was transparent from the very beginning. Her website was actually the only one where I read about fair play while looking for wedding suppliers.

I liked so much what Eva wrote, what her brides said about her and how she replied to my first messages that I didn`t bother to send messages to any other wedding planners even though I am the kind of person that usually does a lot of research before making a choice. I had a deep feeling that I had found the right person at first and in two days we had a signed contract.

Another matter that concerned me was that I had to find someone that could get the wedding planned in only five months, an extremely short time at least for Brazilian standards. And I noticed the bride I mentioned before had also written that Eva planned her wedding in two or three weeks. But I didn`t want Eva to simply plan a great wedding fast, I wanted her to do it exactly the way I had already imagined and there were a lot of details that she would have to go after so could she really do it all so fast? Well, she did it.

And I know how she did it: she was always available and I was even worried sometimes because I didn`t think it would be fair if she would have to work on weekends or holidays so I tried not to make requests at these moments but still she would do things by herself and send me new messages about the wedding at times when I would never expect her to be working at it. What I always felt in Eva that made me admire her so much is she loves what she does and she wants to make her bride`s wishes come true as if they were her own.

Besides, Eva is very sweet and fun. If she were only professional and caring as she also is of course it would be enough but she goes beyond, she is truly special. And if you need to be in touch with your wedding planner very frequently as you most likely do it makes a big difference if talking to that person becomes a pleasure rather than another routine obligation to keep track of your wedding.

Some wedding planners have the good intention to respect the bride`s wishes but become too passive while others have many great ideas that they end up putting into action instead of the bride`s own preferences when these demand an extra effort. Eva was the best because she did everything in her power to get things done the way I wanted but also gave me a lot of bright ideas that I wouldn`t come up with alone and waited on me to decide. She made me feel secure because she is very realistic and gives her kind but always honest opinion so I knew that if something I had imagined was not good she wouldn`t be afraid to tell me and still would respect it if I didn`t change my mind.

When talking about the wedding with my family and friends I was always saying good things about Eva simply because she gave me reasons to do it so my mother used to say that I had found an angel much before she had the chance to meet Eva right before the wedding day. My mother is Maria de Fátima and now her testimonial states the same thing.

The wedding was a dream day but I know myself well enough to admit that I would certainly have been nervous and not fully enjoyed it if I didn`t know with all my heart that all I could do was say yes and enjoy it because Eva would be taking perfect care of everything else. It is hard to put down in words all that Eva did on that day and the five months before it so what I write here is no more than a resume.

Finally all I can suggest is do your wedding a favour and ask Eva to plan it.

My dear Eva, thank you very much!

Picture Perfect wedding made possible by Butterfly Weddings. (10/10)

We wholeheartedly recommend Eva of Butterfly Weddings to anyone planning their wedding in Prague. After our initial call with Eva, we overcame our initial reluctance to work with a wedding planner, for fear of losing direct control with vendors, managing costs, and being nudged into committing to extras we didn’t want. Eva addressed those concerns and made us feel at ease with her easy-going demeanor and a thoughtful walk through of her processes. We don’t like to give up control easily but we became comfortable with how Butterfly Weddings handled our planning with cost transparency, detailed receipts from all vendors, and exceptional responsiveness via phone, email, and texts. We eventually migrated everything to google sheets which made the planning process completely streamlined. With Eva’s help, we were able to host a picture perfect, multi-day wedding event along with a large rehearsal dinner, a beautiful garden wedding ceremony, a hotel wedding reception, and an after party that went well into the night across some of the most beautiful and unique locations in Prague. There is no way we could have pulled this off without Eva’s help.

Our experience started with some internet research on our own, so we had a point of comparison by the time we were working with Eva. We recognized that Eva’s access and connections with vendors was vastly superior to what we would have been able to do on our own. There wasn’t a ‘preferred vendor’ concept with Eva. Her lists of custom compiled venues, restaurants, florists, photobooths, cars, etc., were hand picked based on our criteria and cost constraints. She handled last minute changes, dealt with tons of back and forth on contracts, answered a zillion questions, showed us a gazillion photos, sorted by cost, style, location, and even put a Pinterest page just for flower ideas. Who does that!!

In the eight or so months we’ve worked with Eva, she had done a spectacular job that went above and beyond our highest expectations. We were thoroughly impressed with her level of organization and ability to track the smallest tasks and ask for clarification on things we would have missed. Throughout our many discussions, Eva’s demonstrated endless patience, exercised attention to details, came up with good ideas, let us rant, and pointed out issues that would have gone unnoticed. If there was a way to make things even better, Eva was on top of it, then several ideas would be presented. Eva helps us in ways that made us very grateful to have met her and we were able to fully rely on her once things were underway. What blew us away more than any hard skill was Eva’s dedication and willingness to dedicate weeknights and weekends to work with us, and being transparent about when she is or isn’t available. By the time our wedding week came, Eva put a full summary together of the entire event. She scheduled a meeting with the hotel manager to go over everything. This summary included a highly detailed breakdown of everything from venue selection, schedule of events, seating chart, food and beverage and flower choices with pictures to boot. The summary was more thorough than my closing papers after buying an apartment in New York City, and I used it to tell the groomsmen what to expect. This is just one example of the super helpful things we didn’t think of but Eva went ahead and did for us.

Planning our wedding was overwhelming but with Eva’s help things became manageable. After a couple of weeks working with her we realized if we had done this ourselves: 1) We wouldn’t have any clue how to generate a fair comparison between vendors much less finding them in the first place (some are very local), 2) She got us a lot more commitments from vendors and ‘add-ons’ than we would have been able to, 3) Saved us COUNTLESS hours and kept us on track, 4) Managing the language barrier plus time difference because we’re based in New York. Eva even provided us with an great local to-do and eats guide for Prague knowing we have lots of out of town guests.

The full list of accomplishments that she had done for us in the 8 months of working together is too long to list here. Let’s just say we (my now wife and I) were challenging to deal with more than once, and Eva managed situations like a champ. We are so grateful and so confident in Eva’s abilities that we’re willing to act as a reference for Eva and provide additional color about our experience with Butterfly Weddings.

In closing thoughts, at the end of our reception and party into the wee-hours, we saw Eva tirelessly overseeing everything to the very end of the evening, even after all other vendors have packed up. My mom wanted to save EVERY floral arrangement and she offered to help. You can’t imagine how touched we were to witness this level of authenticity and care. She was with us until the bitter end! At one point we shipped BOXES of wedding stuff to her in Prague, even a full sized guitar. The morning of my wedding day I almost didn’t get out of bed because I was too busy catching up (partying) with friends the night before. Guess who was there in the morning to make sure the ball was rolling? She is just incredibly dedicated and caring. When we decided to work with a planner, we didn’t want to go with an agency because we didn’t want to be presented with cookie-cutter options, and we wanted to work directly with the business owner who has a real stake in helping with our wedding. We are so glad we chose Butterfly Weddings for a bespoke, one-of-a-kind, and spectacular experience.

Ed & Ekaterina

There are not enough words of appreciation to express our gratitude to Butterfly Weddings (and Eva personally) for planning a magical day for us to celebrate our marriage! Eva, I don't know where to start - my dream wedding would not have happened without you!
Professional, super energetic, very responsive, has a good sense of humor - just to name a few of Eva's super powers. I truly appreciate that you understood my very busy schedule and made the wedding planning process EASY and PLEASANT. I actually enjoyed the day, because I knew Eva " Got it all" She knows all the right people, we could not be happier with the vendor recommendations and advises she had given us. Planning a destination wedding can be a challenge, but because of Eva's knowledge and experience we had a time of our life! I would highly recommend Eva and Butterfly Weddings to brides everywhere, she is amazing and her services are exceptional. She went above and beyond to make my day just the way I wanted it. THANK YOU, EVA! You are the BEST!

Kate

We had our big day organized by Eva from Butterfly Weddings and we couldn't be more happier that we've chosen her. Within a short time, with a lot of passion, attention to detail and strong network of suppliers, Eva managed to organize everything, support all of our ideas and make valuable suggestions where needed. Everything was clear and run smoothly from start to end, including managing the schedule of the day. We are extremely grateful for her responsiveness and making everything easy and enjoyable in a record time. Thank you very much for valuable memories, good luck in your future career Eva and definitely recommend. Octavian & Jil.

Eva of Butterfly Weddings was an awesome wedding planner and we are so pleased we engaged her services. Eva was very helpful, efficient, and professional, and made our special day so much easier. We really appreciated that Eva worked very hard and stayed longer with us than expected - clearly Eva is passionate about her work and cares for her clients. We have no hesitation in strongly recommending Butterfly Weddings to assist with your wedding. Marketa & Richard

Living in France, we wished to organize our wedding in Prague.
Within just 5 months, Eva managed everything for us from basic choices to payment schedule. On the big day, she coordinated each second and everything run totally smoothly. Very professional, she has many solid contacts, which allow her to be very reactive to one's wishes.
She communicated easily in English and went deep into details in order to understand the idea we had of our marriage. She was able to listen in order to bring us full satisfaction. She solved our pettiest requests with efficiency and full availability for us. She has been gifted with a good sense of humor. She is elegant, kind and quite always smiling.
Beyond her role of a wedding planner, she grants a lot of attention to the smallest individual details, which made us feel invited to our own marriage and she made our big day truly worth remembering.
She was just as much appreciated by our guests. We do strongly recommend her and we are truly happy for having chosen her. If we were to marry once more, we would again go for her services without a slightest hesitation. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and we hope she will be able to organize many successful weddings and to make as many couple as delighted as we were.

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