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Planner and Event Rentals & Photobooths in Cedar Rapids, IA,
(319) 777-8738

About Us

Gems and Joy is an elite wedding planning, coordinating, and photo booth rental service, serving Iowa, all around the Midwest, and destination weddings. We are a husband and wife duo-and we truly love working with one another! We have a great love for short engagements, themed, and destination weddings. Our services include everything from purchasing a wedding planning binder, Mirror Me photo booth rental, to total wedding planning, and everything in between! We offer tons of a la carte services, as well as event packages!

With years of experience in planning weddings and events, we are sure to bring a high level of expertise to your wedding day! We have three main goals at Gems and Joy:

  1. To give you a stress-free engagement
  2. To exceed your expectations for your wedding day
  3. To bring your vision to life, within any budget

At Gems and Joy, we believe that wedding planning and photo booths are no longer just for the rich and famous! We believe that every couple deserves to relax and enjoy their engagement, and even more imporantly, relax, have fun, and enjoy their wedding day! That is why we offer a wide range of products and services to accomodate any budget.

Services Offered

  • Mirror Me Photo Booth Rental
  • Full Service Wedding Planning + Coordination
  • Partial Wedding Planning + Coordination
  • Day-Of Coordination
  • Wedding Planning Binder\

A La Carte Services

  • Proposal Planning
  • Bridesmaid 'Proposal' Planning
  • Bridal Showers
  • Wedding Budget Creation
  • Rehearsal Coordination (Included in all packages)
  • Bridal Breakfast/Brunch
  • Set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs
  • Other Events (Birthday, baby shower, graduation, etc.)

Heather Pries

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  • Gems and Joy did an absolutely amazing job coordinating our wedding at IMU. For a day of coordinator, I feel that Denise went above and beyond! I am definitely a last minute planner but she helped keep me more on task with the months and weeks leading up to the big day. As organized as I thought I was, there were definitely several things I hadn't considered or planned for. I was a lot more at ease on the day of our wedding knowing that Denise was running the show. I had no idea how the months of planning would come together but when I walked into the ballroom- WOW! She really did an amazing job coordinating all our vendors and I had very few questions coming at me the day of. I would VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Gems and Joy for anybody's wedding. And in hindsight, I wish I would have had her do more than just the day of coordinating.

    responded with the following comments.

    Heather, thank you so much for the kind words! Coordinating your wedding was such a joy! You and Tyler are such a fun couple, and I absolutely loved working with you! It was a gorgeous day, for a gorgeous couple!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Planner

    What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

    $ 2,500.00

    Do you offer an hourly rate?


    What wedding events do you provide services for?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What wedding planning services do you offer?

    Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals

    What weddings do you have experience planning?

    Civil, Cultural, Elopement, Non-Religious, Religious

    How many planners are on your team?


    Frequently Asked Questions about Rental

    What is the starting price for a photo booth package?

    $ 450.00

    Which of the following does your starting price include?

    Backdrop(s), Props, Social Media Integration

    What is the price of your most popular photo booth package?

    $ 800.00

    Which of the following does your most popular package include?

    Backdrop(s), Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

    What photo booth items are available?

    Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

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