Sheila + Stevan
We are extremely thankful for Lina! Her dedication, commitment, work ethic and enthusiasm is one of a kind. My wedding was magical, beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It was everything I dreamed of and Lina brought it to life.
From the moment I met Lina, I instantly connected with her and completely trusted her with planning my wedding. She listened to our ideas, she treated us with kindness and respect, she kept us updated with every detail from small to big, she was always available to answer any questions, she worked so hard to bring together the best dream team of vendors and she made us a priority. She was exceptional!
I met Lina through Wish Upon a Wedding. Wish Upon a Wedding is a non-profit organization that grants free weddings to couples who are facing terminal illnesses or who have gone through life altering health circumstances. Last year in 2019, I was diagnosed with brain and neck cancer. My husband proposed to me two days before my brain surgery. Unfortunately, due to all the medical expenses and my medical condition, we did not have the funds nor the time to plan our dream wedding. Wish Upon a Wedding contacted Lina and she immediately jumped on board to help plan our wedding. Without any hesitation, Lina immediately began working on our wedding, volunteering and dedicating so much of her time to make our special day possible.
Shortly after beginning our wedding planning, we were faced with a new challenge- The Covid Pandemic. Even during the pandemic and all the obstacles the wedding industry faced, Lina worked tirelessly for months contacting and putting together a dream team of vendors for our wedding. She was very organized, punctual, professional and adapted to any changes. She brought together the best vendors in South Florida and found us the most beautiful venue. The venue Lina Bender found us was absolutely beautiful, tropical, unique and everything we wanted. It exceeded our expectations!
The day of the wedding, Lina took care of every detail. She was there very early organizing and communicating with all the vendors and guests. I did not have to worry or stress out about anything. Thanks to Lina Bender, I was able to forget about my medical condition and enjoy every moment of my dream wedding. She made me feel so loved and I could not thank her enough for all her hard work. I was so overwhelmed with happiness and joy. Every detail of my wedding was perfect and I cherished every second of it. I highly recommend Lina Bender for any and all events. She is the best wedding planner and I assure you that she will make your special day an unforgettable one.
- Sheila Niebles
Yuri + Reidel
How you do it I don’t know! ! Such a fantastic woman, running for me the day of the wedding all over the place to make sure I was happy.
Thank you for making my wedding day such an enjoyable one, thank you for helping with the whole process, my mother an I are beyond thankful we found you! ! From meeting with up to late calls and organizing our vendors and making sure day of the wedding went as smoothly as possible! Thank you Lina
Alexander + Paola
"We feel obliged to write a personal recommendation note to Lina. She helped us to organize our wedding in 2011. She is an expert in the pressure and expectations involved in a preparation for a wedding.
She was very organized with checklists for different parts of the wedding from the preparatory phase till the end. Gave us direction, guidance and helped us build bridges with best vendors, which helped us make right choices without wasting any precious time and money. Always readily available to solve and to answer any questions whether it was minor or major. She always listened patiently to the bride and the mother of the bride.
As a result, we were calm on their big day, knowing that it was going to be flawless thanks to her detailed planning skills.
We will indeed recommend Lina to all our family and friends and to whoever is planning their big day."
- Alexander Salsedo
Andres + Johana
"Lina is the best Wedding Planner ever! She knew how to make our dream come true! All her job was amazing to make sure that we were relaxed and truly enjoyed ourselves. She planned our magical, wonderful and beautiful wedding and she was always accessible to answer our questions and solve any problem. So, stop looking and contact Lina!. I would highly recommend Lina without any hesitation!"
- Johana Camelo
Oscar + Ana Lucia
"Lina es una conocedora de su negocio, genera confianza con sus clientes y propone servicios que se adecuan perfectamente a las expectativas del cliente!!"
Anthony + Paola
"Lina preparo la boda de mis sueños! Ella es una profesional muy comprometida y sus resultados son de la mas alta calidad. Altamente recomendada!"
- Paola Cétares
Dec + Jimena
"When my husband and I decided to get married, we had less than a month to organize the wedding as we had some commitments that we couldn’t postpone. Lina was fantastic, she organized everything for us and not just that, the amount of detail she put in to every single thing was fantastic. Lina is very creative and provided fantastic ideas to make our big day the most special day in our lives. We couldn’t have done it without her, I truly recommend Lina to everyone in need of a wedding planner."
Juan + Catalina
"Lina is the best wedding planner based on my experience with her, she takes care of every detail so that our wedding was the most special and unforgettable event!!! The most important thing is that she does her work with her heart and the result is perfect. We would not hesitate to choose her again for other memorable events. We highly recommend her service."
Jaime +Ana Milena
"Lina: we will always be grateful for the wonderful wedding you organized for us, 6 years have passed but I perfectly remember that perfect day. Everything was impeccable, the plans before the wedding, the religious ceremony, the musicians, the delicious dinner and best of all: the party. I recommend to Lina that she always does everything with love for the couple"
-Ana Milena Gonzalez
Juan Carlos + Diana
"Lina was the best decision we made for our marriage to be what we dreamed. She was always willing to resolve our doubts and to approach us in the most professional way with the best products ... everything was magical. Met all our expectations I loved her work"
Noel + Jeanny
"I highly recommend Lina as a wedding planner. My husband was in England, I was in Brazil and the wedding was in Colombia. she took care of every little detail and we had a “dream wedding”. There is nothing I could say it could have been better. Everything was just perfect! She was in control of everything and our wedding was stress free! Her magnificent experience shows with her results. I can’t thank her enough and I can’t recommend her enough. I would just say if your wedding is in her hands, you wedding day is going to be the best day of your entire life!"
Stevan + Sheila
I had the privilege of having Lina Bender as my wedding planner. She is a true professional and a class act. She treated us like celebrities. Lina is the type of person that always goes above and beyond her job description. From the very beginning of working together in planning my wedding, she was so attentive and a great collaborator. She is a a people person and a problem solver. You can feel that she loves her work, and is motivated to make your special day even more special. Lina always put our wants and needs before convenience. She was always available day or night and would always keep us informed with the latest updates on her end, even during a pandemic. Even at the day of the event, Lina was the first and last one at the wedding venue, taking care of all the details. She also wasn’t afraid to get hands to work on the details in order to ensure that everything went smoothly. I can’t say enough about how great she is as a person and wedding planner. If you are considering choosing her as your wedding planner- do it. She was a wish come true.