Our clients drive our passions. It is through their love and commitments that we create lasting memories and unforgettable events to cherish for a lifetime. Our clients become our family and through this bond we witness souls unite, births celebrated, and long time love renewed and refreshed for a better and brighter tomorrow. Learn why our clients choose us to handle all the special moments celebrated in their lives.
I loved Shaun Cox with DIY Affair. She was quick to respond if I had any questions or concerns. She was also flexible with me changing my mind at the last minute with some decorations and went above and beyond what I asked of her. Her prices are reasonable and she does great quality work. So glad I hired DIY affair. It definitely took the stress off of me for my wedding by not having to decorate.
Bride Brittany Mercer- Belasco, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun is awesome! She is so professional and makes her brides feel like queens! She is organized and knows her stuff. I highly recommend Shaun!
Bride Madison Powers, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This crew is absolutely amazing they made my day as stress free as possible. They made the receptions beautiful they went above and beyond for us. They will never know what a blessing they was on our big day!!!
Bride LaTausha Hickey- Castaneda, Dayton, Tennessee
Shaun and her team made my dream wedding (of 330 ish guests) a reality. Shaun did not leave any stone unturned when it came to planning and executing the day. Having a wedding planner is a MUST to keep your sanity and enjoy your day with those you love most and there is no one else to pick besides A DIY Affair! Trust me, you will not regret it for a second!!
Bride Briley Johnson- Mason, Cleveland, Tennessee
Shaun was great! She made the entire day run so smoothly. I would definitely recommend her to any bride for her wedding day.
Bride Lindsey, Ringgold Georgia
Shaun was amazing! She was such an awesome resource during planning process. I planned everything myself and had A LOT of questions, but she never seemed to mind. To say that Shaun and Porsche were on top of it would be the biggest understatement! Because she has such a great system set up, by the time we got to the wedding day, everything had a plan in place and I was able to truly enjoy the day. Everything (plans, contacts, and logistics) was taken care of and the day went smoother than I could’ve ever imagined. My wedding party and immediate family have both commented to me how easy the day was – they saw that I was calm, so it helped them all relax. I know a lot of brides can’t say this, but my wedding day was an AWESOME experience and I have Shaun at A DIY Affair to thank for that:)
Bride Mariela Cosentino, Ooltewah, Tennessee
Best decision I made! Very responsive and helpful. They helped me through everything and made the day perfect.
Groom Nick, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun and her team were amazing to work with. She helped plan my entire wedding and she was on top of every detail. She not only was incredible at her job, but she also kept me on track with helpful reminders and encouragement! Everyone kept asking me, “Are you stressed?” My response was, “Of course not! I have Shaun!” Awesome lady. Great team. Amazing experience!
Bride Kristen Wright, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
I cannot begin to describe how much I valued shaun the day of my wedding. They don’t tell you in the fairy tales and stories about how much work a wedding actually is for a few good hours becoming husband and wife. My now husband and I met with shaun about our big day in 2014 and from that very day until the day we said I do in 2016 she has done nothing but amazing work in helping us figure out what to do. She was extremely easy to contact, her staff was on point and sweet to our guests and wedding party, Shaun even took the time to show my not so coordinated dancing groom how to feel more comfortable on the dance floor before we performed our first dance. This company is amazing and I have raved and told every person I know that they are the best money you will spend throughout the entire wedding. If you have any doubts to book a wedding planner or not for your day, look no further I have your answer. It’s worth it for sure!! Thank you Shaun and DIY Affair. We can’t thank you enough.
Bride Bethany Schulze, Hixson, Tennessee
Perfect and stress free affair!
Groom Matt, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun provided exceptional service and an exceptional level of professionalism. She was just what the doctor ordered to help us close in on a wonderful celebration. We were especially thankful that we hired her, and it remained one of the best decisions that we made in planning this event.
Parents of the Bride Bill and Sheri Lefton, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun and her staff are more than professional and are on top of their game. If you are a type A personality and want every detail done to your specifications these ladies are who you want!!!
Bride Amanda Roberts, Athens, Tennessee
Shaun was recommended to me by not one, but two of her former brides. She was the only coordinator I looked at, and after my first meeting with her, I knew I wanted to work with her. She was kind, warm, and professional. As someone who has planned and worked events in the past, I knew it was important to find someone who had experience and knowledge, but also had a personality I could work with. Shaun is the total package. Don’t settle for an inexperienced family member or friend or worse, no coordinator at all. I’ve coordinated events before, but there’s NO WAY I would coordinate my own wedding. Let yourself be the bride and let Shaun do what she does best.
Bride Laura Bond, Chattanooga, Tennessee
My wedding went off the grid on October 24th 2015 with Porsche and Layne! They did an amazing job getting everything together the day of the wedding and helping me process through any minor stressors that could have happened. One of my flower girls ran into a rose brush and tore her dress and everyone was there to pitch in and put her dress back together. Porsche was my own personal bodyguard and she would not let anyone come in to see me! I felt like a famous person on this day! I would definitely recommend a DIY affair for anyone wanting to feel like a princess and stress free on your wedding day! It is totally worth it!
Bride Sarah, Cleveland, Tennessee
I was referred to Shaun by a photographer in her area. For that I am super thankful, because she was amazing!! I had this idea in my head for a guerrilla Wedding/ Pop up Wedding/ Elopement, but was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to execute what I had imagined. As soon as I spoke with her I felt 20X better about everything. The day came, and I’d have to say it was pretty dang close the picture I had in my head. I loved it, and so did everyone else. My family loved her, and the way she handled our little ceremony in the middle of a bridge on a Saturday afternoon:)
The Robillards Heart you Shaun!!! Thank you again!!, Atlanta, Georgia
I waded through several options for coordinators for this very important day. After I met with everyone, the choice was crystal clear to me to use a D.I.Y. Affair. Shaun completely got my vision and it showed on my wedding day. Just as important, she is a highly skilled communicator. Anytime I sent an email asking a question or soliciting advice, I received a thoughtful response within a couple of hours, and usually even quicker than that (and be careful-a lot of coordinators won’t let you start communicating with them until close to your wedding day, whereas Shaun allows you to communicate immediately). Unlike myself, Shaun is EXTREMELY organized and I never once worried that any component was overlooked. I chose the vendors and Shaun ensured that everyone knew where to be and when. My wedding day was executed flawlessly and if anything went wrong, I never saw it or heard about it. The logistics that go into this day are overwhelming, but Shaun and her team make it so that you are completely carefree all day and you worry about nothing except enjoying every second. I cannot recommend them enough – it was easily the most important vendor decision I made. My day could not have been any more perfect and I owe that to A D.I.Y. Affair.
Bride Madison Templeton, Signal Mountain Tennessee
Shaun is wonderful! She is down to earth and super friendly. She quickly responded to my emails and answered all of my questions. Her suggestions were very helpful and she helped capture my vision. My husband and I eloped on a Thursday and Shaun took time out of her busy day to make sure our day was special. I recommend her to anyone looking for an event planner who truly cares and wishes nothing but the best for her clients.
Bride Ashlee, Chattanooga, Tennessee
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Shaun is! My wedding went off so well thanks to Shaun and her team! She is so knowledgable, organized and just fabulous at handling all of the stresses of a wedding so the bride doesn’t have to deal with them! I would definitely recommend hiring Shaun if you want the perfect wedding!
Bride Breanne, Lakeland Florida
Finding D.I.Y Affair was such a blessing for my husband and I. I had reviewed a couple of planners but chose DIY because they had great knowledge, a wonderful selection of services, and were very responsive to my correspondence. Shaun and the team made sure our event went flawlessly. D.I.Y. is constantly in contact with existing and looking for new local vendors and opportunities to make sure that brides have the best access and knowledge of opportunities in the area versus some planners who have their ‘pet’ vendors regardless if its a good deal or not. This to me was an above and beyond attitude that I really appreciate. What ever your goal they’ll definitely help you focus on that goal; for me it was cost and they were fantastic. All and all I don’t think I could have had as amazing of a day without D.I.Y. I had a friend who was married a month after me and her planner was terrible so she ended up having to do a lot of the planning AND things the day of herself. I felt very grateful that D.I.Y. was there for me!
Plus I love that they offer a boutique for you to use items from like votive, signs, table decor etc!!
Bride Hope Wineman, Chattanooga , Tennessee
Shaun at A D.I.Y. affair was on top of every detail which allowed the family and bride to relax and enjoy the wedding and reception. We were extremely impressed with her organization and people skills. We would use A D.I.Y. affair again with no second thoughts. One of the best decisions and deals made for our daughter’s wedding.
Mother of the Bride ,Wendy Thurman, Spring City Tennessee
Shaun was so helpful from the very beginning. I knew we had to work with her as soon as we had our initial phone conference. She answered all of my questions and had some great ones for me – that two hour conversation flew by! Shaun was so easy to get into contact with, she was able to understand my vision for the wedding and made it happen! My husband and I are dreaming of ideas of how we can have another party, just to have Shaun and her amazing company help us once again!
Bride Meredith, Birmingham , Alabama
Shaun and the staff at DIY Affair did a wonderful job planning my wedding. My husband and I chose the intimate wedding / elopement package and could not have been happier with our wedding. Shaun helped to coordinate everything including the invitations, officiant, venue, cakes, pictures, etc. We were able to have a beautiful view, about 50 guests, and great pictures for less than $2,000. It was the perfect option for us since we live in Savannah, Georgia but wanted a wedding near Chattanooga, TN and both work busy schedules that did not leave much time for planning. Shaun was always very quick to respond to emails and include/adapt to the things I wanted. I would highly recommend DIY Affair for any wedding needs, they are truly experts and love to help in the planning.
Bride Carmen York, Savannah, Georgia
My wedding day would not have gone off PERFECTLY if it was not for the gals at A DIY AFFAIR!!!! Talk about amazing and professional from beginning to end and don’t get me started on the details From beginning to end my wedding day was PERFECTLY PLANNED!!!! God bless the day I found my way into their office !!!! Thank you soooo much from the bottom of my heart and my family’s! #LipscombEverAfter
Bride Shenelle, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun and her team did an amazing job. Such a great job that my mom is still raving about how easy the wedding was. I literally felt no anxiety on the wedding day. I gave Shaun and her team my stuff and it was all taken care of. All I did was get ready and spend time with my girls. Everything went so smoothly and according to the time frame. I would absolutely recommend her. The White Glove service is well worth it. Do it and you will not regret it. My family keeps saying it was the best money we spent on the wedding.
Bride Rebecca , Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun and her team were awesome! They took my vision and made it happen! She was very thorough and organized and did all the nitty gritty work for me 🙂
Bride Kristen, Dalton, Georgia
Hiring Shaun from A D.I.Y Affair was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Shaun was supportive and responsive during the planning phase. She helped us find vendors, worked with us to develop timelines, and helped to coordinate all of our vendors and the wedding party. If there was a hiccup on our wedding day, I had no clue. Shaun and her team took care of everything so I didn’t have to worry about anything. As a bride, I really wanted to be able to relax and focus on the most important thing–marrying the man of my dreams! Because A D.I.Y Affair was there, that’s exactly what I got, and that’s the best wedding gift of all!
Bride Amanda, Chattanooga, Tennessee
I would highly recommend Shaun cox and her team!!!! They were the BEST!!!!! They helped make my day PERFECT!!!!
Bride Kayla, Chattanooga, Tennessee
I am a Type A Bride with attention to details. Shaun was extremely helpful throughout the process and was very accommodating. She was a reference that I bounced off ideas throughout my wedding planning process. She was always timely, professional and provided great ideas!! She made my wedding day go seamless and I didn’t worry at all about the day! She created timelines & provided all the information!!! I would highly recommend working with her!
Bride Cassie , Atlanta, Georgia
Shaun and her staff were amazing! Our event went flawlessly, and we were extremely well prepared thanks to all of her help.
Bride Amy and Groom Marty, Baltimore Maryland
Shaun blew me away with how helpful she was in planning my wedding. Everything couldn’t have gone smoother. It ended up raining all day and we had to do several last minute changes and Shaun was on top of it! Everyone in the bridal party knew where they were supposed to be at what time. Shaun made sure she met with all the vendors before hand to make sure they were all on the same page. Shaun knew everyone’s name by the end of the rehearsal and was able to coordinate the wedding without one problem 🙂 I would recommend Shaun and her team to anyone!
Bride Jordyn Gascay, Cleveland, Tennessee
Couldn’t have asked for anything more than what she provided not to mention on the shortest notice ever ! She was alway avaliable to talk and one of the nicest most genuine person I’ve met. Highly recommend her services to anyone who likes to be themselves because she has a crazy knack of getting things just right !
Bride Jill, Cleveland, Tennessee
Shaun rocks! Best money I spent on the wedding. You need her, I promise.
Bride Anna Fairweather , Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun was amazing! We could not have had such a wonderful and organized wedding if not for her. She was with us every step of the way. Whether it was answering questions, suggesting vendors or putting out fires. Our wedding day was full of laughter and wonderful memories, and we left to go on our honeymoon smiling and talking non stop about what a wonderful day it had been. My husband kept saying “we could never have done this without Shaun”. She was a true gift and now a trusted and loved friend forever. –
Jennifer Rothwell, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun and her team did an amazing job!!! They pulled everything together perfectly. I was behind with my planning throughout the whole wedding process and not as organized as I would have liked to have been. Shaun kept everything on track. On the day of the wedding, Shaun and her team came in and did an awesome job at putting everything together (even though I did not have all the decorations as organized as they could have been). After the team had gotten everything set up, Shaun said we needed to move things indoors because of the rain. Shaun and her team started moving the ceremony chairs inside; then, it started to pour down rain. This was an hour before the ceremony. They were able to move things around. We started on time, and it was beautiful. Shaun is an amazing wedding coordinator, and I really enjoyed working with her.
Bride Amy, Rome Georgia
We cannot even begin to tell you how much we loved Shaun and A D.I.Y Affair Wedding and Events. We have been telling everyone (including Shaun) that she was the best money we spent on our wedding. She was awesome! From telling us little things we didn’t even think of, to completing our dream wedding better than we could have ever imagined!! Shaun is the best of the best and I would recommend her and her team to everyone! If you’re worried about the extra expense, trust me! She was worth every penny plus more! We will never be able to repay Shaun enough! Our day was nothing less than perfect! So do it! Book her! You will not regret it! We promise!!
Brittany & Andrew, Chattanooga, Tennessee
DIY Affair was so rewarding to have on the big day. I remained completely stress free, and they sought to see everything was how I wanted. I HIGHLY recommend.
Bride Shanna Tucker, Cleveland, Tennessee
Hiring Shaun and the team at A DIY Affair was easily some of the best money I spent on my wedding! They were truly PRICELESS and made my wedding day (nearly ;)) stress-free for me! Shaun made the months and stressful weeks leading up to my wedding SO much easier for me! I would hire her again and again! I’m so incredibly thankful to have had Shaun and Emily for my wedding day. If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator, DO IT. You need one! They help make your wedding day seamless and carefree– well, the good ones do. If you are on the fence about which wedding coordinator to hire, hire A DIY Affair. I assure you you will not be disappointed! –
Molly Simbeck , Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shaun is AMAZING!!!! I had planned my wedding all by myself and then started FREAKING OUT about how to execute all of the little details on the day of…and then I found Shaun! She was so amazingly helpful and personable and calming throughout the whole thing! She and her team helped make everything so perfect! It ran so smoothly. I was calm. She is amazing! Highly recommend!!!!-
Beth, Chattanooga, Tennessee
I feel pretty confident that my wedding would have been a FAIL without the help of A DIY Affair Weddings and Events. From my photographer breaking down and Shaun taking pictures for me until she arrived to helping me find a new dress after a seamstress ruined mine to arranging my centerpieces when I couldn’t decide how I liked them … hiring Shaun was the best decision I made (after agreeing to marry the love of my life, of course!) during this process. Love her so much!
Bride Ashley Hall, Tennessee
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for help with anything to do with weddings! Shaun was wonderful, professional, and helpful in more ways than I expected.
Groom Ashley, Tennessee
I had an amazing wedding experience thanks in huge part to Shaun Cox. She made our wedding day run flawlessly. Even when we made last minute changes and adjustments she was able to take them and adapt the day around them. She is very hard working, friendly, punctual, and a breeze to work with. I highly recommend A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events to anyone who wants a stress free wedding day.
Bride Caitlin, Atlanta, Georgia
My wedding was planned down to the last detail as much as I could w/o experience. It wasn’t the planning part as much as the execution of the plan that had me anxious. I knew what I wanted & was paying for the most of it, & I didn’t have outrageous expectations, just needed people to help me make all the handmade D.I.Y. things. I could’ve handled the planning process leading up to the day, but there is NO WAY I could have executed anything on the day of, even with my mom’s help. I knew I needed someone there to bring everything together & handle all of the unexpected problems there would be that I would not want to handle being the bride. Simply put, the difference is that without D.I.Y. my wedding would have been a HOT MESS. With all of the little details I had planned for my wedding it took hours to put all of the pieces together. Having 2 venues made things interesting as well, not to mention a GIANT wedding party. Also, one MAJOR headache was having the rehearsal the morning of the wedding! My wedding would have been a disaster if not for Shaun & her team. I know full well I could have never done it alone, & any bride that thinks they don’t need someone to coordinate their event needs to remember that on the day of, you only want to worry about hair & makeup, not the fact that the chapel just told you to take half your decorations down!! With all of the money you are spending on food, entertainment, décor, etc.., why wouldn’t you want to ensure these things flow & happen the way you want them to? You get insurance for a home you buy, Shaun is almost like insurance on the running of your day. She ensures that things happen the way you want them to be as much as she can. She cares about your details as much as you do, so why not have someone there to be your advocate to vendors & such so you don’t have to worry? You are paying to enjoy your day & have someone else work the magic for you. D.I.Y. is a godsend!
Bride Sarah, Cleveland, Tennessee
I had an amazing experience with Shaun Cox. She put me at ease and helped make sure I enjoyed my day.
Bride Eleanor, Cleveland, Tennessee
I cannot begin to say enough about how wonderful Shaun with A DIY Affair Weddings and Events is! She is one of the most positive, helpful, easy-going, hard-working people I have met. Anything that came up, she took care of before I could even say anything about it. When we had an issue with drapes, she came up with a solution. When I needed help with a project, she spent hours working on it for me. When I needed to vent, she was there to listen and reassure me that we would make everything right. Everyone should have the privilege of working with her! Initially, I was a DIY bride who thought I could handle it myself. She offers all kinds of really affordable packages and after working with her, I can honestly say that my wedding would not have run close to as smoothly as it was without her AND that she is worth much more than she asks for! Do yourself a favor and hire Shaun! The best vendor (she seems more like family now) that I worked with by far!
Bride Nicole , Georgia
Shaun was always there to calm me down when feeling overwhelmed. She is definitely worth your money just to enjoy your wedding day! Without her my wedding would not have been so well planned and put together. She did a great job decorating as well. A+++
Bride Alexys Wooten , Cleveland Tennessee
Shaun C. and her team at A D.I.Y. Affair were top notch. We told her our expectations up front, and warned them that we were Type A! It ended up being a wonderful pairing. Together we were Type Awesome. The schedule was flawlessly executed. Our guests lauded the attention to detail and timeliness of the event. For the bride, keeping the stress to a minimum was key. Of course, unexpected things will occur, but she was happily unaware! It was a fun filled, love fest for both the bride, groom, and guests. Shaun C’s experience showed during the site visits. She asked very detailed questions that made a big difference the day of the wedding. Overall, we are a very satisfied, happily married couple. Thank you!
Mike & Charly S., Washington , DC
I was very thankful for there help on my daughters wedding. It made the day stress free for me and everyone involved.
Mother of the Bride Andrea , Cleveland, Tennessee