Real Life Reviews
Happy Customers, Happy Me
Billy goes above and beyond for the packages she offers. My husband and I hired her as our day-of coordinator for our wedding in June of 2022. We are dual-military and hosted our wedding at the NAS Pensacola base chapel and Mustin Beach Officer’s Club. Coordinating any event on base is logistically challenging and Billy provided us with assistance right where it was needed: coordinating with the venue for set up, coordinating with vendors to make sure they had base access, and handing all the extra details herself. She took over all communication with vendors 2 weeks prior to the wedding so I could enjoy my family coming into town and bachelorette party care-free.
She made every vision I had come to life and was quick to offer recommendations for things I was not sure about. I had complete ease leaving things in her hands. From planning, to set up, to executing the event, to cleaning up she was attentive, punctual, and incredibly kind & respectful all at the same time.
It is well worth hiring her - she loves her job and genuinely cares about making YOUR day come true. We look back at our wedding and think there is no way we could’ve done it without her!
Annalee G - WeddingWire review
I cannot say enough good about Billy and everything she did for me. From the moment we started working together she was there for me and helped me with anything I needed. She made planning my entire wedding (which was a destination wedding btw) completely stress free. On the day of I didn’t have to lift a finger. All I had to do was panic about my vows lol. She was a god send and we had the best day and weekend of our lives. If you’re looking for someone to be in contact with all of your other vendors so you don’t have to, she’s the one. I am not the wedding planning type of girl and she helped me with every detail. Thank you 🧡🧡🧡 Forever grateful.
Briana C - The Knot review
While I was very happy with everything about my wedding day, working with Billy was by far one of the easiest and best decisions of the whole process. Her first words on our introduction was "I just love love" and that is so apparent through all of her work. She offers several comprehensive packages tailored for any wedding experience, and my husband and I chose to utilize her day-of coordination services. We only expected her to be there on the day and hopefully even the week before, but she was supporting us the whole way. Starting a month before the event, she was organizing and communicating openly, creating schedules and coordinating vendors. Prior to that, she was always available for ideas, recommendations, and encouragement. She is is simultaneously professional and so full of fun and excitement . She is very easy to talk to, responsive, timely, helpful, and everything you want in someone helping you organize a big event. On the day of, I didn't have to think or worry about a thing. She set up decorations, took them down, ran the ceremony music, packed the get away car, handed out the glow sticks for send off, and everything in between. My parents, who were very worried about having to run an event and entertain their guests while also enjoy the wedding, have also said over and over how incredibly helpful she was. They were able to dance with me and my guests all night long! I cannot emphasize enough how strongly I recommend Billy as a coordinator, and how much I appreciate her as a person and as an integral part of our wedding day.
Bridget W - The Knot review
Billy and her team(husband, son) were THE BEST choice I made in a day of coordinator. From setup, to the ceremony, to the reception, to clean up she was a huge asset and our day wouldn't have as smoothly as it did without them there. My husband was on the fence when I told him I hired a coordinator and even he was surprised by how much they did and was very glad we had one. 1000% would recommend Billy and team! Worth every penny and more.
Savanna H - The Knot review
Billy is the best!
Billy was amazing and helped make our wedding a smooth stress free operation! The night prior she made sure we had ample practice for the processional. The day of she was there to organize, help set up, and make life so much easier. She was ahead of us at every step so we never had to worry. I was looking for someone at one point and she came up out of nowhere (she may be magic) to make sure I was good. That is the level of attentiveness Billy brings to your event. Really could not recommend her highly enough!! We honestly loved having her there with us! Even our guest loved her and mentioned that she crushed it!!
Kyle C - WeddingWire review
Look no further!!!!! DaSilva’s Event Design is who you want and need for your big day. Billy Rae & her team get 5 stars from me! She is so personable, quick to respond, has a great eye for detail, and so much more. I truly did not have one single worry on the big day because of her! Everything ran so smooth. She made sure every little last detail was perfect. My husband and I were blown away with her talent. She truly has a heart of gold and a passion for weddings! How awesome! I highly recommend you to contact DaSilva’s Event Design to set up an initial meeting so you can see what I’m talking about. I promise you that you will want to hire her right then and there! My wedding day was the best day of my life & Billy Rae is to thank for that!
Paige W - WeddingWire review
Billy was amazing! She made our day soo special! She took care of EVERYTHING! My whole family could not stop raving about how amazing Billy was! Even my bridesmaids took her card for their future weddings that how amazing she was!
Eldonna L - The Knot review
Billy was the best coordinator ever. She went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. She was involved with our planning and was able to understand what we wanted and make sure it happened on the day of our wedding. We were able to sit back, relax, and enjoy our day because she had everything covered.
Ric J - The Knot review
Billy is amazing! She is so full of joy and makes the overall experience stress free. If something goes wrong she is on top of it! As the bride I didn’t even know things went wrong until the next day, which is how it should be. Overall she really kicked ass, stayed with the timeline and is so wonderful to work with! I highly recommend
Kylie B - The Knot review
Billy is not only amazing at coordinating and executing but she is an amazing all around awesome person. She was able to take all my decorations and make them look amazing even though I had little vision of my own. She just went with it and it all looked fantastic and magical. I had no worries the day of our wedding and was able to relax and enjoy the entire day and every moment knowing she was taking care of it all. -one thankful bride
Dusty C - The Knot review
Billy was the best wedding planner ever , from the very first meeting I knew she was my planner. Was always available anytime I needed her , and listened to my vision of how I wanted everything. I would recommend her to any future bride , professional and really felt that she cared about us as an couple. Even when it started to rain she reassured me that all would be well , really helped keep me calm. Already told my husband when we renew our vowels again, we have our wedding planner already Billy!
Lirlean P - The Knot review
Billy and her team are phenomenal! She took all of the stress of of us so we were able to truly enjoy our day! She went out of her way for us! She made an arch to match my dreams! Her husband filled in when our photographer left! she made all of our bouquets, arch flowers, and added flowers to our cake! She was our go-to gal! We love Billy!!
Kenzie J - The Knot review
Absolutely the best! Love her! Planning my wedding from Alabama was becoming very stressful, so my fiance' (Keith) said to me go find a wedding planner. So I did some research, made some phone calls and headed to Pensacola, Fl. with my girlfriend in October of 2021. Billie was our first meeting and we absolutely fell in love with her! Had other appointments but Billie was always in my heart and mind. Came home and discussed with my Keith what we had found out. I knew we were going back to FL in November so he said I want to meet her. Called her up and our date was still available with her, hallelujah, we met her and her husband for lunch. Decided before lunch was even over that she was the one! Before we even left the parking lot she had found the venue! The perfect venue and I immediately felt a sense of relief! I was in great hands. Love her and friend for life!
Rebecca T - The Knot review
Billy is the best!
Billy's passion for her profession shines through from the way she handles the big picture to the small details. Her recommendations for vendors were all fantastic and she made sure our day went smoothly!
10/10 would highly recommend
Kristian G - WeddingWire Review
Billy is amazing!
Billy is simply the most wonderful human being to ever exist. Not only is she so sweet, professional, hilarious, and kind...but she is dang good at her job! She truly made our wedding a MAGICAL and beautiful experience! She went above and beyond her call of duty and made me a flower crown when I had a mishap with my florist. In her words “YOU’RE GETTING THIS FLOWER CROWN NO MATTER WHAT!” She is truly just an amazing person that will make all your dreams come true and your stress melt away on your special day!
Sarah H - WeddingWire Review
You couldn’t ask for a better wedding planner than this chick. Not only will Billy be your incredible planner, but she’ll become such a dear friend. She will go above and beyond to make your dream wedding come true.
Brooke M - The Knot review
Billy was an absolute joy to work with from our very first meeting. She made my wedding day PERFECT and went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I were happy and knew what to do and when. She is the most genuine and caring person and was a true lifesaver my wedding weekend. I don’t know what we would’ve done without Billy running the show. We are forever grateful for the lifetime memories she helped us make. THANK YOU!!!
Chandler A - The Knot review
Billy is the most incredible wedding planner ever. She was always so excited for the event. And she makes dreams come true. She even made all of our flower and they turned out perfectly and now I will have them forever. She even saved the day when my niece spilled coffee on one of the bridesmaids dresses. Billy came to the rescue and got all the coffee out. Billy made my wedding everything I could have wanted and more. I would tell everyone I know to use her. She’s the best.
April M - The Knot review
The BEST Planner/Cordinator You’ll Find! ❤️
Billy and her team did a wonderful job of tending to our every wish for the big day. She executed exactly what I had dreamed of since I got engaged, but better! Best thing you can you do as a bride is make her part of you big day. Makes everything so stress free down to every perfect detail. Thank you, so much for making the day our wish come true!!
Aleea P - WeddingWire Review
Billy is a wedding ninja! I hosted my wedding on my grandparents property so absolutely NO venue crew, NO venue inventory, and NO venue decor options, and the reception building was a working cow barn normally. Everything was done by Billy and her team. She was my first wedding hire over a year before the wedding and she was hands on at the very start! She was able to get me rentals and the exact decor that I wanted for the wedding! Even at the last minute she was able to pull through with finding extra chairs and extremely adorable lanterns. Leading up to the wedding she was extremely organized but also went out of her way to check on me mentally; that is going above and beyond. The day of the wedding was an absolute dream. Her and her team KILLED IT. I ran out of time myself the day before so I left her up to all the decor and set up and it turned out better than I could have imagined. And her ability to run an event like that, especially one thats not a traditional venue, was extraordinary. Her and her team were ROCK STARS. You must book with Billy for your wedding. You will get all the bells and whistles that a coordinator should come with and more!
Heather Y - TheKnot Review
Wedding Planner and Officiant
Billy was an absolute joy to work with. She made our day of our wedding stress-free like she promised. As our planner, a lot of things we were concerned about, Billy took care of and made sure it was the way we wanted or better. As our officiant, Billy was amazing. She incorporated everything we had asked for into the ceremony. We couldn't have found a better planner and officiant.
PhoebeKay L- WeddingWire Review
Billy was absolutely amazing. Planning a wedding is hard let alone during a pandemic when everything falls apart. I hired her for the day of coordination and I would HIGHLY recommend. She helped run the rehearsal and made it go so smoothly and she did so much on the day of the wedding. She picked up the flowers, cake and food and decorated with all the stuff I gave her. She really made the day special given the circumstances and I can not recommend her enough!!
Jessica B - WeddingWire Review
I was very worried about finding a day of Coordinator to not only help create the vision we had for our Halloween themed wedding, but also someone who understands the our passion for all things spooky and different from the norm. Billy was the perfect match for us in every single way. From creating my beautiful bouquet & table centerpieces, to organizing the ceremony and reception, setting the mood with the perfect lighting, and of course making sure we were able to eat and get cocktails ;) she made sure everything would go according to plan and let us enjoy our time with our loved ones.
Her and Jonathan were extremely professional and a lot of fun to work with (they even came ready to go in costume!) I couldn't reccomend them enough. Our day was absolutely perfect thanks to all their hardwork and dedication.
Jacklyn O - WeddingWire Review
Billy is the BEST!
Goes the extra mile! Perfect!! She made sure our day ran so smoothly. She’s the BEST at what she does. She went the extra mile for us, probably more than a mile honestly. Our guests said it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever been to. She even helped my bridesmaids bustle my dress because they couldn’t quite figure it out. She checked on us constantly making sure we had everything we needed. She really does have an eye for design. She made my vision come to life. I highly recommend billy to anyone wanting their dream wedding to become a reality. Thank you so much for everything billy!!
Amber W - WeddingWire Review
Great Day of Coordinator
Billy was my day of wedding coordinator and she was fantastic. We met about a month before the wedding she worked out all of the details and was willing to help in whatever way possible. On the actual wedding day she made everything run smoothly and handled mishaps without me ever knowing!
Cynthia - WeddingWire Review
Billy is awesome!
DaSilva's Event Design provided the flowers and centerpieces for our wedding, as well as all the decorating and coordinating the day of. Billy was absolutely incredible to work with; kind, caring, professional and incredible vision. Everything she touched became perfect, and she made it all seem so easy. This was so important to me, as it took so much work and worry away.
As a side note, I feel like I made a new brilliant and talented friend! I would highly recommend DaSilva's Event Design to anyone with an important upcoming event.
Teresa P - WeddingWire Review
Absolutely the best!
I can't rave enough about the amazing job that Billy did for my daughter's wedding this past Sunday. I'm a hands on person and wanted to be involved in everything, but as the mom of the bride it was hard to be everywhere. I put it all in Billy's hands and it was more beautiful than I had imagined. She took care of everything like it was her own daughter's wedding. There wasn't one thing that wasn't perfect. Her attention to detail is remarkable, and the way she cares for the bride and the bridal party was like she was family.
Lisa - WeddingWire Review
Billy helped put our day together and was absolutely wonderful every step of the way! From our first meeting where she showed us our venue and discussed our initial details to when she very kindly removed some contraband alcohol a guest brought to asking to buy the wedding arch my husband made she was kind and funny and the best addition to our group of helpers. She’s definitely someone I’d recommend to anyone putting together an event!
Kate M - The Knot review
“I highly recommend DaSilva's Event Design for all of your event planning needs. My company used DaSilva's Event Design for our company Christmas Party in 2016. From our very first meeting I could tell that Billy has amazing ideas and creativity. It is easy to see that she loves what she does and that shows through in the quality of her work.
The decorations at our event were absolutely breathtaking, and every detail was seen to. Billy Rae took every suggestion we gave and made it a reality and better than we could have dreamed of. She even took care of the details that I never would have expected. Her efficiency and professionalism saved me time and energy so I could actually enjoy the party instead of being worried about making sure everything was taken care of.
I received feedback from multiple coworkers that this was the best year so far. I have no doubt that our parties will just get better every year with Billy Rae taking charge. I look forward to working with her again this year.”
Sarah H - JMark Services - Facebook Review
"We had Billy as our wedding planner/decorator and she was amazing. Made the day much less stressful and did such a good job with the decorations and planning. Would recommend her to anyone."
"Billy was the best from the very beginning to the end! She came up with brilliant ideas that matched the theme I was going for! She made most of my decorations by hand..so cool! She was so easy to work with and so flexible! Not only did she do an amazing job with my cake and decorations but she showed me so much support and encouragement on the big day! She helped me stay focused and calm and I was confident in her abilities to do a phenomenal job. I never doubted how anything would turn out AND it all turned out so much better than I could have imagined! She is so wonderful! Highly recommend!"
Lenae R - Facebook Review
"Excellent planning and attention to detail! Highly recommended!"
Nick C - Facebook Review
"I hired Billy to plan my wife’s 40th birthday party and couldn’t of been happier with the results. She made sure that it was a night that everyone remembered. Would hire her again for future events in a heartbeat!"