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We had a small, outdoor wedding party. Drew was excellent,on time and a true professional.
I originally had hired Michael as the bartender for my upcoming birthday party. I called him to discuss logistics, and was very pleasantly surprised to find out that his skills, expertise, and creative energy stretched beyond bartending and into all areas of party planning. He met me at the space chosen for my party, and together we created a thematic vision and layout of the space. He was able to balance grand ideas with my moderate budget and found creative alternatives that kept me within budget. The days preceding the party, he prepped the space, staged, and set-up decorations, so that I could enjoy myself instead of worrying about party planning. He also kindly jumped in to help me pick up last minute supplies without hesitation. The night of the party he helped orchestrate the flow, all the while making sure I always had a delicious cocktail in hand. The following day after the party, he cleaned up and helped remove the furniture, decorations, et al. All in all, it was a joy to work with him. He kept me excited and relaxed, and executed a fabulous party.
Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!
Before I give my glowing review of Tiffany, I have to preface the review with a few words so you know that I was in your shoes. Wedding planning sucks and having to stick to a limited budget doesn't it make it easier. As a bride, sometimes you have to cut corners in order to afford simple things (or let's be honest more desired things) for your wedding. Hiring a full service wedding planner, was one of those things that I really wanted, but I knew it would take a huge chunk out of my wedding budget. My wedding was in San Francisco, so its not the cheapest city to have your wedding. But after receiving price quotes from full service wedding planners, their prices depressed me (adding unnecessary stress to my wedding budget woes) and when I looked at their packages, I just didn't feel like it was right for me or my budget. I had to take a step back, breathe, and take ownership of wedding planning and face reality. I knew what Id need to do, to stay on budget. I had big decisions to make as a bride, but I knew I could save a ton, if I planned my own wedding. So I thought hey I plan many events for my friends, family, and clients all the time, weve got about 85-100 guests to invite, why not plan my own wedding, and hire a day of coordinator to save money?" I did just that and when I was in the process of looking for a day of coordinator, my next thought was, "shoot if I hire a day of coordinator, will I overlook something and regret not hiring a full service wedding planner?". With caution, I started to ask for quotes for day of coordinators and realized right away what I needed to do. I put a request up on Thumbtack and the email quotes came rolling in. I was astonished. But I was in a conundrum - every price was competitive, so how does one choose a vendor over the other. All of them had amazing reviews (which put my initial concerns more at ease). I spent a few days emailing back different vendors, asking them questions, reading their reviews, even looking them up on Linkedin! I did some my research and eventually decided on Tiffany Won. Choosing her as the day of coordinator was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. 3 pieces of advice if you DIY: First off ladies, have more confidence in your planning abilities and use the resources the internet provides you (there are a ton of wedding checklists and schedules online to help you plan your own wedding, and for inspiration for décor or what not, pinterest was key for me). It might be intimating at first, and the time involved in planning your wedding might feel like an absolute time suck, but trust in yourself and plan your day. No one has a better vision of what you want for your wedding, more than you. Secondly, trust in a day of coordinator like Tiffany to execute on your vision. She's top notch and will be a valuable asset in your planning process. I hired her as my day of coordinator. I was a little anxious, but after I spoke with her on the phone and especially after I met her before my wedding for the 2 hour pre-wedding meeting, I could tell that she had plenty of experience in event planning and coordination. Not only does she have experience in wedding planning, but she has extensive experience planning corporate events and conferences, which as you know, could range from hundreds to thousands of attendees. My thought was, if this girl can plan corporate events that are large scale, she will definitely be able to coordinate my smaller scale event. She also asked the right questions before the wedding, which put my concerns at ease, since she is very sharp and it became clear to me, that event planning plays a very familiar story in her head, a story she knows word for word. Thirdly, stick to your budget. If you need to roll up them sleeves and plan your wedding, just do it. But call in some cavalry to take over on the day of your wedding day because youll need it. Make sure you go with a pro like Tiffany. Im pretty detailed oriented. So is she. I thought I had every detail planned, all she has to do is follow the schedule. You know what, she was able to catch holes in my schedule and my planning. She worked with me to double check my wedding schedule and everything the whole shebang from pre-wedding day stuff like what time the florist will set up, when will the lighting company get to the venue, advice or a second opinion on wedding décor, suggestions for additional vendors .even ceremony logistics such as where people would stand, the flow of the event, gaps in the vendors schedules and the wedding reception details like when the band would take their breaks so she can play an ipod or something so background music would play, helping with the mic transition from the emcee to other guest speakers, overseeing food service so there wasn't a huge gap between the appetizers and dinner, making sure I ate, making sure the groom and I did our table rounds to thank our guests for coming, making sure at the end of the evening someone could collect my wedding gifts, etc etc. Tiffany did a phenomenal job at overseeing every tiny detail the day of the wedding! My wedding went smoothly, the guests had a fantastic time, I now have memories that will last a lifetime, and this was all because I had help taking some wedding responsibilities off my shoulders, I'm so glad I hired Tiffany! Tiffany went over and beyond the call of duty and at a very fair price. Whether you hire her as a day of coordinator or hire her for full service wedding planning (or to plan any type of event), do yourself a favor and put her in your top consideration list. I would hire her again if I could. I will certainly be recommending her to my friends and family. And if you hire her, Im sure you will eventually do the same. Kudos Tiffany for the excellent work! Written by a very happy bride :)
Manya and her team made all my dreams come true for my colorful chai-themed co-ed baby shower. I'm extremely detail-oriented and a perfectionist by heart - so that's a challenge for any event planner :) Manya helped execute my vision to the T! She's very hardworking, kind and accommodating to all needs - big and small. She has good ideas and can be flexible to work with on any budget. She's also very responsive to text, email and phone calls. You won't regret collaborating with Manya - she's passionate about her work and will help make your event truly dazzle :)
I highly recommend AR wedding planners! We debated whether we needed a day-of coordinator, but in the end, due to a couple logistical challenges we decided to go for it. In hindsight I can’t imagine doing it any other way. Rebecca was incredible. Not only did she give me peace of mind by tackling those logistical challenges head-on, she was also extremely proactive. I knew I was in excellent hands from the very beginning. She asked all the right questions and ensured we had all the necessary information at our fingertips at exactly the right moments. She is very professional and handled any issues that came up with ease. Finally, she’s fun! She ensured we enjoyed our day completely stress and hassle-free, all while blending in seamlessly with friends and family. Thank you, Rebecca for being a part of our special day. We are so grateful for your help and would happily recommend you to anyone!
My whole company raved about Michelle and her services. She provided heavy apps and dessert for our company holiday party for 22 guests. The food was delicious, the decor was beautiful, and she even played a couple of holiday tunes on the piano before heading out! We recommend working with Michelle.
I found Matt as a great and competitive bid on Thumbtack for my wedding personal flowers. I had made my own centerpieces and alter pieces. I sent Matt pictures of my inspiration bouquet and my own creations. I told him I was open minded as long as everything flowed nicely together. I was more than pleased! We got much larger flower arrangements than I had anticipated for the price. They looked amazingly similar to my inspiration pic and also blended well with the decor I had created. Matt was very responsive and easy going via email and didn't worry that one of my payments was a bit late. My wedding planner picked up the flowers, but she said there were no problems with this process either. Overall, flowers were not something I thought I cared too much about--however Matt not only made them fit within my budget, but also made them one of my favorite touches to our wedding. I cannot recommend Forsyth Designs enough. Wonderful to work with all around.
I'm very glad that I hired sunshine Event Planner for my Daughter 's Party. Danny, Theresa and Annie are very Talented. They can painted any pictures that the children requested and They beautifully done. I will refer them to my friends .
When we met Khadija we were half way through the wedding planning, and we knew what we wanted in our party but we still needed plenty of guidance...Khadija and James provided that and then some! We found Limelight Productions to be all we could have hoped for and more. Not only is their team very organized and knowledgeable but they helped us to think of things we never would have otherwise considered and they truly went above and beyond. We never had one e-mail, text or call not promptly responded to and at the right times they even gave us some needed pushes on planning and execution as our big day drew nearer. The week of the wedding arrived and Khadija and James (and Ayesha for the bouquet production) showed why they deserve nothing less than 5 stars on their reviews. They were fantastic and very professional, and our party was amazing because they were an amazing team handling things for and with us. Our thank you very much to them, and best recommendations. There is no way we could have had our wedding without them!
Stripes is a wonderful boutique that also puts on chic parties and has a great eye for design. Love everything about what she does and produces. Will definitely use her Again for an event/party/baby shower etc
Christa Mekki is an absolutely astounding event planner. She is creative, patience, detail-oriented, and easy to work with! She is the epitome of customer service. I would reccommend her for every important occasion, big or small.
Erika (Cast Your Cares Event Planning) is a true professional planner and an excellent event coordinator. Rosa and I chose Erika to coordinate our wedding and although it was the biggest wedding in town, it certainly had it's challenges and Ms. Erika handled everyone of them like a pro. We could not have been happier with Erika and her work with us and our vendors. Her greatest asset was no more evident and very much on display, the day of our wedding. Wow... Erika was spot on from start to finish, keeping all those involved with our special day, on time and together. From getting my bride's hair and makeup finished (with photos!) and into the limo to the church ON TIME, to making sure all of our guests were enjoying the reception (photos of us at each table), and then keeping us on time leaving the reception and off to our life as husband and wife. Just a well done job all around. I would like to complement Erika on her beautiful decorations for the reception (tables, cake tables, etc,) and her expert management the guest seating chart (which is not and easy chore) .... Rosa and I were so impressed with Erika's work coordinating our wedding, we do plan to chose Cast Your Cares again with upcoming professional and special events (milestone birthdays and charity functions). Thanks again Erika! You are a dream to work with and you helped us truly enjoy our very special day! Rosa and Pete Mouwen
Mustafa is one of the best planners I know. His recent work for our company party at Snap Inc was exceedingly well done. From initial concept, to budgeting, and event execution, Mustafa was able to give us clear guidance on how to create a memorable event for our teams. I highly recommend him.
Did an excellent job organizing the jungle safari theme for our son's first birthday party. Had animal cutouts, balloons, very good center pieces and nice creative touches by using various props to make it look like jungle safari. Service delivered on time. The decoration was done in time.
We rented a venue that had absolutely nothing other than a spectacular view (no furniture, lighting, etc). Needless to say, we had a lot of work to do. Aminah and her team turned it into a STUNNING display. I didn't even imagine how beautiful it could look. Her vision and expertise is spot on! She works with your budget and provides all possibilities for you. I really had a wonderful time working with her for the months leading up to the event. There are so many details that I didn't even think about, where Aminah would always have all basis covered. She is incredibly organized and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better planner for our party! She's truly a gem!
Michelle is the best! All of my Custom Vibe Events were awesome! From a fun and entertaining holiday party for engineers to an intimate retirement party with high level executives. If you want a well planned and worry free event, CVE will take care of you.
First off, I should mention that I live in Chicago, and I'm having my wedding in Chicago; this means that Sepideh is supporting my wedding planning process from afar and I'm happy to share that the distance hasn't had any impact on the quality of her support--she's so responsive that it feels like in the same city as me! You'll find that she's incredibly intuitive, versatile, and has a knack for seeing how all the little details will come together on your big day! It's so nice to be working with someone who offers a wide range of services throughout the engagement and wedding process. I've been able to go to her for end-to-end wedding planning, pre-wedding event support, and consultations. In moments where I've needed guidance on how to do my wedding party "proposals" ("will you be my...?"), engagement photo shoots, vendor suggestions, you name it--she's been a wealth of knowledge and a huge time saver! I highly highly recommend using Sepideh for any wedding related support!
It was really good working with them and their price is really affordable. She was friendly and did exactly what I wanted and it was even more beautiful than I imagined. I will definitely recommend them to anybody who want a beautiful party without breaking your wallet.
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Our event planning and management service includes the following: - Comprehensive or partial event planning - Vendor contract and management - Event planning and management - Catering management - Photography and management - Budget management - Entertainment and DJ flooring Our rental service includes the following: - Tenting - Lighting - Staging - Wedding decor rental - China - Tables and chairs Our site design service includes the following: - Site design and decor - Floral design and installation - Setup and teardown Our stationery design service includes the following: - Save the dates - Invitations - Websites - Menu cards - Programs - Guest book Our guest management service includes the following: - Guest registration - Guest transportation - Guest favors - Hospitality bags - Bridal party gifts and much more
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