Char’s Touch – Testimonials


From the heart

Our daughter’s wedding was an enormous investment of time and money…
but the special day was priceless! Courtney’s words to her Dad and Mom , “My wedding was a fairytale, it was more than perfect.” I must say, it was a fairytale and I got to be in the story! I love to plan events. I coordinated every detail. But no matter how much I planned, I knew that my best investment was to hire Char to carry out my details and let me have full presence in the fairytale. Char took the time to meet Courtney and David and with our son, Chad, the pastor and officiant. She took charge of the rehearsal. This allowed me to completely enjoy the fruits of my labor. Knowing Char was taking care of the details of the day was a small investment with a value that has no price!!! Watching a video of the day will not replace truly being there!!! Let someone else doing the you can fully enjoy!!


Nola Ryan

Family Services Director
Memorial Services of Iowa

From the heart

I’ve worked with Char on a number of occasions. The best one was when she helped me with our 40th wedding anniversary event.I had a low budget and she was very willing to do as little or as much as I wanted her to do. We shared some of the duties which helped me to keep my cost down.


Char is a very creative and up-to-date on the latest ideas for party decorating and food service.She has a heart to serve, which makes you feel that your event is as special to her as it is to you. I don’t believe that you can go wrong with Char Austin for any catering/party needs.


Jackie Scott
From the heart

I have known Charlene Austin since 1997 and have worked with her on several different events involving our church. Chars is well organized, reliable, timely, and professional on the events with which she works. We worked together on a 25th anniversary celebration for our pastors in which she was the primary contact with the hotel. She made all arrangements for the room, meal, set up for a dinner for 200 people, and it went very smoothly.


She has also overseen events at the church that involved making arrangements with caterers, decorations, and room set up with great efficiency. She also communicates well with people whether vendors or clients. I would highly recommend Char if you have an event for which you want someone to take the lead and carry it out with great efficiency and attention to all details.


Judy Meline

Senior Pastor’s Secretary

Cornerstone Family Church

From the heart

I had known Char for a few months and when I was starting to worry about being able to enjoy our daughters wedding day, instead of making sure everything was going smoothly and set up in time (we had one hour to decorate the venue and do family pictures), everyone told me to get friends to help.  Instead I called Char.  We were about six months out and already had most everything planned out.  Char came in and took control of everything and eased all my concerns.  She had wonderful ideas and asked the questions I would never have thought of.  She was always available to meet with me and my daughter when needed and took the time to get to know the whole family, including parents, grandparents, siblings and wedding party.  Char took control of the rehearsal and helped plan it as well.  On the day of the wedding Char took care of everything, including being there during pictures, sewing on a missing button, and buckling shoes.  The entire day went smoothly and perfect.  An added bonus was not worrying about anything from set up to take down. Hiring Char was well worth the money and the best decision I made for my daughter\’s wedding.  I will do it again for future events.


Penni Zinkula