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My husband and I were just married and Matt planned our wedding reception. He did a fantastic job - the event was perfect! Matt was knowledgeable and really easy to work with. His recommendations were spot on. My husband and I took forever with some decisions and Matt was good about following up with us as well as taking last minute requests. Definitely highly recommend!Jul 28, 2017VerifiedForsyth Designs's reply
Thanks Danica, you guys were a lot of fun to work with!
Matt planned and executed our wedding. We chose him because we liked his proposal and his calm demeanor. We were difficult clients, a lot of last minute mind changing here and some vacations in between. Matt did an adequate job working with the hotel and coordinating with some vendors before our date. His design skills are top notch. We found Matt's preference for email and lack of accessibility frustrating. Many minor misunderstandings can be attributed to long email chains that could have been avoided with a phone call. I fielded several calls from our florist sharing a similar frustration centered around refusal to talk by phone and logistics becoming too complicated. Most frustrating at our event Matt never checked in with us making me the point person to deal with the photographer and videographer. Matt was supposed to move the wedding along and I myself had to announce to the guests when it was time to move to the dance area. Finally and more telling was an error Matt made by forgetting to put out personalized wedding favors that he picked up from my home. The error itself is forgivable, Matt's handling was not. While on our honeymoon I emailed Matt asking if he could mail out the favors his response was that he was busy and it was his only day off. Only after reminding him that I paid a lot of money and wrapped each one individually myself did he offer to make mailing labels for me. there really was no since your apologies for the error blaming it on the chaos of the day. I found this to be most disturbing and for that reason couldn't honestly recommend Matt.Oct 11, 2016VerifiedForsyth Designs's reply
Hi Daniel & Bruce, I'm sorry you feel that things didn't go as planned and I'm sorry you didn't take my offer months before to get a full refund and part ways. I have never offered this to anyone but I felt that given that you both had very different wants, no planned budget, continuous changes it would be best for everyone but you both apologized and wanted to move forward so I reluctantly agreed. For using email this is the fastest way but I met with you both on several occasions, took your calls, came to your home to deliver and pick up everything from invites to party favors, all of which was not in my original contract. For the day of coordinator - Myself and my assistant were both there the day of helping vendors and guests. Both the videographer and photographer were in constant contact with me throughout the day and had no issues with the flow of things. I also worked closely with the Hotel Manger who has recommend me and given me and my staff high praises. For the Florist I sent him multiple layouts, a timeline for the day of as well as messages...being that he was your ex-partner you took it upon yourself to work with him and not have me be the go between which became out of my control but I worked with it and everything on the day of for floral worked out. As far as the party favors, yes these did forgotten to be set out by us and the hotel staff to which I apologized not once but twice and then offered to make customized thank you cards and labels to send out to guests but never heard back from you about any of this. I am sorry that things didn't go exactly the way you had envisioned but as you said you "were difficult clients" so I feel we did a great job given the circumstances. All the best to you both!
I would highly recommend Matt to anyone. He went above and beyond with coordinating my wedding, and was especially patient with me during my most stressful bridal moments. We even had to go for a Plan B ceremony due to weather, and Matt put everything together so beautifully, it was breath taking. Our wedding ended up being perfect! Thank you for EVERYTHING!Apr 10, 2017VerifiedForsyth Designs's reply
Olivia, It was a lot of fun working with you & Daniel and your friends & family were great! Thanks for having me help out on your big day.
I mentioned this during the speech in my wedding: "I don't know what we would have done without Matt." He helped and guided us since the beginning, from finding a venue for 3 events (it was a destination wedding and we wanted 3 days of festivities, welcome drinks, wedding, and farewell drinks) to the end. Matt was very reliable, professional, and patient. He answered hundreds of emails/questions I had during the planning. Everything turned out to be the way we dreamed about. I loved the decor, flowers arrangements, and the suggestions he gave us when we didn't know what to chose. We are very happy with Forsyth Designs and we'd absolutely recommend him for your event!Sep 12, 2017
Matt was the sole event designer for my wedding, and I have to say, he is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He was patient with me during the entire planning process, always listened to my ideas, and offered better solutions where necessary. Forsyth Designs took care of my flowers, decor orders / rentals, ceremony and reception setup, and were the first point of contact for all vendors day of. Having planned and produced so many events flawlessly, he did all of this with ease, and no task seemed to be out of his reach. I would highly recommend Forsyth Designs for your wedding decor and flowers. Very easy to work with, and Matt is a really great person that you will want to be a part of your BIG day. He will bring your dream wedding to life!Jul 6, 2017Forsyth Designs's reply
Maggie, You and Gabe's style, choices of colors and venue selection made designing your wedding pretty easy and a lot of fun. Glad we could make your vision come together!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer services for every price range. We also provide discounts when you hire us for multiple services.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We always meet or speak on the phone first to go over everything from your vision to budget. Then we will have a very collaborative process where we take your ideas, expand on them, present them to you, suggest things you might not have considered and then implement it all.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Many years ago I was asked by two of my best friends to design their wedding. They had full confidence in my background with interior design and wouldn't take no for an answer. Having never done a wedding, I took on the challenge and brought their vision to life and with that it started the event side of my business....many weddings, birthdays, baby showers & corporate events later I'm very happy they asked me to design their big day!