Rachel Jacob Washburn
event planner, wedding planner
Rachel Jacob Events | Weddings | Social | Corporate
Rachel Jacob Events was founded on the experience, ethics, and philosophies of respected Dallas, TX event planner Rachel Jacob. Our goal is to make your role as the client easier. Our purpose is to bring your vision to life through collaboration while taking on the stress and worries of event planning so you may enjoy being a guest at your own event. Hiring Rachel Jacob Events will bring organization, attention to detail, and professionalism to your event. Whether you are organizing an upcoming wedding, birthday, graduation, or holiday party our event planning services will guide you smoothly through the planning process.
Having worked for companies large & small; public & private, Rachel brings a unique understanding of the leadership involved with event planning and a passion to make your event a success. Prior to creating Rachel Jacob Events, she spent three years in merchandising, planning, and project management at a Fortune 500 retailer and a Fortune 1000 retailer.
Through a combined eight years of experience in the wedding industry, Rachel has built an excellent reputation with her creative ideas, organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail. Her enthusiastic, optimistic and flexible personality has made her an ease to work with on any type of event.
Rachel was born and raised in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University – Bloomington in Merchandising and Business. After she graduated she moved to Dallas, TX. Rachel has lived and traveled abroad extensively. In her free time she loves traveling, enjoys art, browsing magazines for the latest trends, and spending time with her family and friends.
Each event is customized to meet your individual needs and maximize your budget while ensuring a smooth and professional execution.
Please see below for a list of services we specialize in for every event type:
• Act as primary liaison with all contracted vendors
• Budget creation and consultation
• Catering and menu selection and consultation
• Contract review and negotiation
• Décor ideas from concept to design
• Favors and welcome bags
• Hotel accommodations, search and selection with room blocks
• Invitations and guest list management
• Manage and coordinate all event logistics including day-of coordination
• Rehearsal coordination
• Schedule and attend vendor appointments
• Timelines and itineraries for the event date
• Vendor matching: photographer, florist, music & entertainment, beauty, & more
• Venue search and selection
Why Choose Rachel Jacob Events?
Working with a professional ensures your event will be on trend and within your budget.
Do you keep wondering, “What am I forgetting?” We’ll make sure you’ve got everything covered.
Peace of Mind
You may relax knowing we have considered every last detail.
We bring professional experience and advice on maximizing your budget.
Trust us with the details making your event planning fun, exciting, and worry-free.
Let us do the work for you. We present you with ideas that match your interests and you make the final decision.
We customize our packages to suit your individual needs from full event planning to day of coordination.
Day of Wedding Coordination
Our “Month-Of through Day-Of” Coordination Package lets you leave the event planning to us so you may enjoy the final weeks of your engagement. We will work with you to finalize details before the event and will be there to ensure everything runs smoothly the day of your wedding.
Partial & A La Carte Planning
Ideal for the client who has already started planning, partial wedding planning allows you to select which services you require assistance on. This package is helpful when you have contracted some vendors but need advice on whom else to select. Another benefit of this package is that we can assist you when you keep wondering, “What am I forgetting?”
Full Wedding Planning
With full wedding planning we will assist you from your first vendor selection to your grand exit leaving your reception. As the most comprehensive package our event planning services will save you time and stress. We will generate ideas based off of your expressed interests and leave the final decisions up to you.
Before Your Wedding Day
• In-depth event consultation before your wedding day
• Creation of a comprehensive timeline for entire wedding day
On Your Wedding Day
• Anticipate changes or issues that may arise and always be prepared with back up plans
• Assist with set up of decor items including favors, escort cards, menu cards, etc.
• Comprehensive Day-Of coordination
• Coordinate with the venue to ensure a smooth transition between ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception
• Ensure vendors have arrived on time, run interference if they will be arriving late
• Event planner on-site for 10 hours (additional time available per hour)
• Gather family and bridal party for formal photographs to maximize photographer time
• Guarantee gifts and envelopes are turned in to your trusted family or friend at the end of the evening
Social & Corporate Event Planning
If you are planning an event, black tie or back yard, for 500 people or an intimate dinner for 10, collaborate with us to wow your guests with an event that fits your life, style, and budget.
Every anniversary is a milestone; we can help you share your excitement with those you love.
Celebrating a special birthday is always something to be remembered. Let us help you make it a memorable year.
Let us help you profit from the success of a well-executed corporate event from building employee morale to strengthening your public image or simply entertaining clients.
Do you have an upcoming graduate? Let us help you show your pride in them by hosting their graduation party.
Save time during the season you’re the busiest and let us organize your holiday party.
Are you responsible for hosting a shower for someone you love? Let us help you make it extra special.
• Baby Showers
• Bridal Showers
• Couples Showers
There are always occasions where you may have underestimated everything involved with planning your event. We are here to help you plan any occasion.
• Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
• Dinner Parties
• Gender Reveal Parties
Rachel: First, thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into making this a fantastic wedding. We were really, really impressed with everything, and (most importantly) Megan made it through what turned out to be a relatively stress-free day. No small feat, given how many moving parts there were. Second, you're without a doubt first on our list of people to recommend. We could not have imagined a better wedding coordinator. If you have such a list, please feel free to email us all the places you're advertising that accept reviews/comments/feedback and we'll try to write the most glowing one possible! Thank you again for everything you did for us! We had an absolute blast at the wedding, in no small part due to your and [your assistant’s] hard work. Thank you again for everything you did with our wedding! You made the day of the wedding the least stressful day in the entire planning process. Thank you again! It was a pleasure working with you! Cheers, Devan and Megan
Megan and Devan, Bride & Groom, Dallas, TX
Rachel, From what you contributed you deserve more than an emailed thank you. Without you, the wedding and reception would both have been much less. Without you, the smooth, class, apparently effortless event would have failed on all these counts. Thank you for picking up so smoothly what I had done and turning that into an event that really worked. We got so many compliments about how well the evening progressed and how well everything worked. You share in each of those. Let us know how we might help you in the future. My daughter continues to describe the wedding as beyond perfect! Thank you! David
David, Father of the Bride, Dallas, TX
That was the smoothest wedding I've ever been to! You were amazing!
Shawn Shelton, Photographer, Fairy Tale Photography, Dallas, TX