Word on the Street......
"Three things stand out to me about Zakiya with EventZ are personality, dependability and flexibility. The first is personality. As a professional and a customer, I enjoy working with people I like. I have hired Zakiya for multiple projects and events that involve catering, logistics, scheduling and administrative support. My patrons always rave about their experience with her and her ability to make everything fun and uplifting. This is key because her great people skills reflects positively on my business and my events. She is influential and able to get people to do what she needs them to do. I always say "work your magic"!
Second, once I hire EventZ, I never have to worry about the job getting done because Zakiya is extremely dependable, timely and takes initiative. I love working with her because she thinks of my needs beyond my initial requests.
Finally, with most events, there are always unforeseen circumstances or challenges. Zakiya is obviously experienced and exemplifies a solution oriented mindset. She is flexible and able to change directions when needed to accomplish the needs of her clients.
I recommend Zakiya of EventZ if you want to hire someone with experience and passion and most of all, a great personality to compliment your event!"
IFBB Fitness Pro & Stealth on American Gladiators
"Zakiya is an event planning guru! And I say this as someone who has informally organized large group as a Meetup organizer for several years. Having Zakiya plan a trip will make you appreciate the value of professional event planning; it makes group trips stress-free.
Zakiya planned a large, ladies' summer retreat in Lake Tahoe that I recently attended. Zakiya executed the event not only with meticulous precision but with a lot of fun and personality. Her planning allowed us to maximize our time in Tahoe which made our group trip so much more relaxing and interesting. Zakiya handled all the logistic details. I loved how all activities were thoughtfully arranged. We left the trip closer to each other and even more in love with Tahoe in the summer.
I really recommend hiring Zakiya if you value avoiding the inevitable logistical headaches that come with large group trips. She is worth every freaking penny and more!"
Attorney at LKP Legal Services
"I contracted Zakiya to research, organize, execute and manage multiple high profile events for a professional national association in San Francisco. Her experience has shown through her professionalism, attention to detail and thoughtfulness. I've also enjoyed fun and well executed company events she has coordinated while working for the boutique research firm. I'd recommend her if you want a great partner in creating any memorable and success event."
Past President of the NW Marketing Research Association
The sfAMA (San Francisco American Marketing Association) has been one of the Bay Area's leading professional marketing organizations for over 75 years. We have a great reputation for organizing popular and relevant monthly marketing events. Being a 100% volunteer-run organization, we dedicate a lot of our free time to running the chapter. During my term as President, we hired Zakiya of EventZ to support the chapter, given the increased workload across departments and to alleviate some pressure from the board members. I have experienced events run by Zakiya in the past and was impressed with her ethics and proactiveness. It was a no-brainer to bring her on-board the sfAMA to help ensure we kept our events to a high standard, as the local marketing community have come to expect.
Zakiya did an amazing job of helping us to run our events. Apart from being well networked, her strength is to get things done, which is a vital trait to being successful in the events business. Zakiya was always on point in helping the events run smoothly. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team, she is an amazing and dedicated events professional.
President of the San Francisco American Marketing Association
I am so happy that I found Zakiya. Wedding planning be extremely stressful, and that’s an understatement but Zakiya kept me on track. Provided tailored professional advice and guidance. My wedding was perfect! I highly recommend Zakiya, if you’re looking for a wedding coordinator. She’s extremely organized and I couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you Z!
Michelle & Anthony
Wedding Client in Chicago, IL
Zakiya was a lifesaver in day of coordination. I honestly would've been so lost without her. She knew how to ask all the right questions and get all the right info from my vendors. Although I only hired her for day of coordination, I felt she delivered above and beyond that. If you are type-A at all, Z will bring you peace of mind and perform above your standard. If you are not type-A, all the more reason to require her services and hire her :) Seriously, I can't thank Z enough for everything she did for us and she just made our wedding day go that much smoother.
Areej & Jamil
Wedding Client in Chicago, IL
My husband and I contacted Zakiya for our wedding in September 2022. We set up a brief phone call and knew that she would be a good fit for our wedding. We had a Christian ceremony but included some Indian elements that Zakiya knew how to incorporate wonderfully. Leading up to the wedding, she was our rock when it came to pretty much all things wedding. Would suggest Zakiya being your first booking in the whole wedding planning process. The day of we planned for an outdoor ceremony and of course, it rained for the hour and a half we were supposed to be outside. She handled talking to the vendors and switching around our day so wonderfully. All I had to do was sit upstairs and drink a cocktail ...or two. Would highly recommend Zakiya for your big day! Loved working with her.
Megan & Tishika
Wedding Client in Chicago, IL
My wife and I hired Zakiya for our wedding at Tilden Park in the Berkeley, CA hills in June 2022 and we can't recommend her highly enough! Hiring Zakiya was one of the best decisions that we made in our wedding planning process, as she went above and beyond to make everything go super smoothly! It was a truly magical evening where everything came together perfectly, and that definitely would not have happened without Zakiya on our team. Our wedding day flew by so quickly, and Zakiya always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to lend a helping hand. Communication with Zakiya in the months leading up to the wedding was always prompt and professional, and she helped us consider several important details that we would have otherwise overlooked in our planning process. She brought a terrific attitude, and we particularly appreciated her eagerness to work with us on her first Jewish wedding (which certainly has more moving parts than a typical secular wedding). Thanks so much for everything Zakiya!
Maya & Ezra
Wedding Client in Berkeley, CA
Zakiya coordinated our one-year anniversary/delayed wedding reception party in May 2022 in Chicago, and I would recommend EventZ to friends, family, and strangers on the street. I would shout recommendations for her from tall buildings if anyone could hear it. I really cannot recommend Zakiya strongly enough. As soon as I talked to her when we were searching for wedding coordinators, I knew she was the right choice. She exudes confidence and competence. She is an organized person who knows how to throw a fun party, and that is exactly what you need in a wedding coordinator. She'll give you ideas when you need them and she'll make your ideas come to life. I loved that I could just give her the decor, the vague plans for the evening, and a few requests, and I knew she would handle everything beautifully. She not only did an amazing job coordinating everything the day of, but she also filled me with confidence that she could handle any issues that might arise. I don't even know if and how she handled any issues during the event, because they never became issues to me! Hiring Zakiya as our coordinator took so many small worries and to-do's off my plate, and when you're planning a wedding while also trying to work and live your life, that is exactly what you need. Hire her!
Elly & James
Wedding Client in Chicago, IL
I hired Zakiya as our wedding coordinator back in 2019 for our wedding in 2020 but covid pushed it 2021. Zakiya was always on top of everything from the first phone conversation we had to the very last. She would check in to see if I needed anything and always made sure I was on top of what I needed to do for the wedding. Which was really helpful because if not for her I would have done everything last-minute. She was great in recommending other vendors she had worked with in past weddings. I really appreciated that because there's so many out there to choose from and to have her give me her recommendations was one thing I really liked about her. Theres so many great things I could say about Zakiya but one thing I loved about her was her detailed to the smallest thing even I didn't think about. For the last month of our wedding I put it all into her hands and she executed everything that I had envision for my wedding and more. I made so many changes on the last week of the wedding and she still made sure it all got taken care of without any problems. Our wedding day was perfect because of her and she made sure I was stress free. I would highly recommend Zakiya not just for your wedding but any party you are having because she is truly the best out there.
Koy & Anthony
Wedding Client in Oakland, CA
From start to finish, Zakiya delivers perfection. Zakiya help me to negotiate with vendors, provided options for vendors if needed, gave advice and listened to me vent after needing to reschedule for a second time due to COVID. I had no idea how much goes into a wedding and Zakiya helped to make everything go flawlessly. She has so many resources and is so organized. I could not have done it without her. Day of our wedding, she knew how to get things done. Made sure all of the special moments we wanted to capture were completed and kept the wedding flowing. Her and her assistant Miriam kept us all on track and really help to make my wedding feel so special. Zakiya, you truly made my wedding day go so seamlessly. Thank you for all your hard work!
Mollie & Auggie
Wedding Client in Fairfax, CA
Dude. Zakiya absolutely crushed it as our day-of coordinator (we paid for a day-of coordinator, that is, but in actuality she helped throughout a huge chunk of the process). She was on top of everything, providing vendor recommendations and general advice before the big day and then orchestrating the whole shebang to perfection when the time came. It was such a relief to know that I had nothing to worry about that day - she ran point like the pro that she is, and everything went beautifully. My new husband and I said SO many times throughout the process that hiring Zakiya was by far our best (and yet highly affordable!) investment. We also just thought she was super cool, which doesn't hurt!
Marika & Mike
Wedding Client in Oaklan, CA