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Michelle and Flyte 44 is simply the best. When we contacted Michelle 3 months before our wedding, we had accomplished nothing other than having the venue booked. At our initial call, Michelle not only listened to what we wanted and helped us refine / shape our ideas for the wedding, but also wasn’t fazed when we told her we wanted dogs to be in and attend the wedding. She provided us with checklists of what we needed to do, checked in with us to see whether we needed help, and, most importantly, reminded us the importance of taking a moment to enjoy being engaged. Her experience in wedding planning was most evident in her work with the vendors and her advice on how to save money, including what guests notice and don’t notice. In the days leading up to the wedding, she contacted all the vendors, took care of the logistics, and ensured that everything went as planned. On the day of the wedding, we had 10 dogs at the wedding and the event was executed without it feeling like a zoo/kennel. Not only did Michelle create a warm and friendly atmosphere but she worked with what was important to us. Michelle not only excels at her job but she’s easy to work with, talk to, and encourages open lines of communication. Also, she caters her team with the vibe of the couple / venue. Her assistant on the day of the wedding was a dog-lover! In a field where there are so many options, Michelle’s attention to details and easy-going personality make all the difference.May 8, 2019Verified
Michelle was an absolute godsend. We were planning a wedding for about 150 people at a venue where we had to bring in absolutely everything - from the chairs and silverware, to the outdoor kitchen, dumpster, and trash bags. Needless to say, there were a lot of moving pieces that needed to be pulled off within pretty precise time frames. Michelle and her team were up to the challenge, and exceeded all expectations. Not only did she create and execute a meticulous timeline for the day of, but she went above and beyond in every way. She made herself available to our questions whenever we had them and shared with us so many invaluable pieces of wedding planning wisdom she's picked up during her extensive experience as an event planner/coordinator. She had ideas and insights that we never even considered, and even offered advice that helped us cut down on costs in several areas of our budget. She was also our lifesaver in the weeks leading up to the event, completely managing all vendor communication and double checking our work so that we could use he time we had left to shore up all the small details and complete last minute DIY projects. The day-of flowed so wonderfully, and during the few times there were hiccups, Michelle was already in problem-solving mode by the time I noticed them. She was also always composed and centered, and served as a calming presence for us during what could have been an otherwise very stressful day. Michelle and her team were the glue that held our wedding together, and we are so grateful for their help in making it truly the best day of our lives. Hire Flyte44!Jul 31, 2018VerifiedFlyte44 Events's reply
Loren, your words are so nice to read! It was such a true pleasure working with you and E to bring your wedding vision into existence. What a fun day it was all around. Seeing your style pop out in all the details was amazing! Thank you also for the personal recommendations. I hope our paths cross again in the near future. Gratefully, Michelle
I was looking for a "day of wedding coordinator" but not your typical one. Since the wedding was going to be small (22 guests) and in a public place followed by a celebratory wedding dinner in a restaurant, I did not need a full-service coordinator. All I needed was someone who could save the spot we wanted in Palisades Park, set up a champagne table and be there to accept the flower delivery. From the moment I spoke with Michelle of Flyte 44 I knew she was the person with whom we wanted to work! Very responsive and flexible, she agreed to our plan. While we did not need full-service, that's what Michelle gave us in every way. Knowing that we were working within a budget, she gave us helpful tips, advice and resources. As my daughter said, she kept things real. On the day of the wedding she arrived at our spot early and handled everything beautifully - organizing the champagne table and providing an arrangement, decorating the spot with petals, helping wrangle the ring bearer dog and people as well. She filled our champagne glasses after the ceremony and looked after everyone. Michelle is a professional and I'm sure handles the big gigs well. I'm just glad that she agreed to help us with ours as her genuine manner and her warm and caring personality helped make my daughter's wedding magical. And at the end, she sent us pictures she took of the celebration too. I would definitely call on Michelle again!!Sep 15, 2017Verified
Michelle was fantastic as a day of wedding planner. She was attentive, professional and we would have seriously struggled without her. She met with us as a free consultation, helped us organize the event, and kept us on track. 5 stars for sure. Would highly recommend!Oct 10, 2017
My daughter had a beautiful "rustic" wedding in the Santa Monica mountains of California. Michelle, our wedding planner knew everything about the "ins and outs" of having the perfect event! She took care of every detail, is an expert when it comes to outdoor events, gave amazing cost-saving advice and brought up solutions to any problem that we encountered. If you want the best, most knowledgable, professional wedding planner, call Flyte44 Events. I couldn't be happier and I highly recommend her. She made my daughters wedding a dream come true!Sep 11, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I am somewhat flexible when it comes to pricing structures. I have some clients who pay me hourly, others that hire me by task item and still others that want a comprehensive total event price.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to meet with new clients either by phone or in person and have a discussion about their event and what they want from it. I ask questions and have them consider details, then if we think we can work well together, we move forward with actual planning.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a college degree in both Interpersonal and Organizational Communications but my training has come from planning all types of events for over 20 years. There isn't much I haven't seen, but I always am open to being surprised.