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About this pro
8 years in business
38 hires on Thumbtack
Michele and Christina were more than we could've asked for. They helped plan, coordinate, and deliver beyond our expectations. My stress levels were very low as they were always responsive before the wedding day and they were on top of every minute the day of. Michele guided our wedding party and vendors with ease and worked hard, yet effortlessly allowing me to feel at ease. Christina was also on top of every moment and went as far as bustling my dress and helping me specifically with things I, myself , wasn't even prepared for. I know they handled much more behind the scenes. I'm thankful for their passion to help and their organized fashion of doing so. Anyone who needs a coordinator in the D.C. Area, I highly recommend Event Planning DC.Sep 3, 2017Verified
I hired Michele Palmer to be my day-off wedding coordinator for my 220-person wedding, and I could not be more pleased with the services that Michele and her colleague, Debby, provided! FANTASTIC!!! The wedding day-off coordination service is more that just the "day-off" - Michele came out to the venue and went over details with me a month prior to the wedding, her and Debby attended the rehearsal dinner (and patiently waited for our tardy wedding party), and Michele was quick to answer any questions I had and give me advice in the months leading up to our wedding. During the actual wedding day, Michele and Debby made sure everything went smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Michele was also instrumental in providing me with great advice regarding asking my rental company for an early tent delivery - since it was expected to rain all week prior to our wedding. This ensured that the grass under the tent was relatively dry for our wedding day. I would 100% recommend Michele and her company to any future bride. Trust me, you need the help!!!Oct 3, 2016Verified
I did NOT give this company a five star for day-of coordination. Their customer service skills prior to the wedding were great, but execution of the wedding ceremony and coordination during the entire event lacked follow through. I was upset several times during the event and missed out on photos with my bridal party because they were still setting up instead of coordinating my wedding. My husband and I are still very upset.Oct 27, 2015VerifiedMichele P.'s reply
Hi Mindy - I sent you an email requesting a phone conversation, but have not heard back from you so that we can discuss your experience. We truly appreciate your input. It may be surprising to learn that as event coordinators more often than not, we also must do the physical labor to ensure that the venue is set-up in a timely manner and according to the plan. As you know, time was very tight and the venue only allowed 1.5 hours to set up and place the 125 chair covers on and make bows out of the sashes, along with setting up a last minute candy bar and many other decorative items. We then also had to assist with flipping the ceremony space into your reception space in a very short amount of time, but were sure to check with your two photographers regarding the list of shots that you wanted taken. Both Laura and I were unaware of any missed photo opportunities as we both checked in with you throughout the entire evening. We were surprised and saddened to read negative comments in the review and wish you had expressed your concerns during the event so we could address them at the time. We spent many hours several weeks prior to the actual commencement date of our Day-Of contract - ironing out the various venue-related issues on your behalf, providing late-night administrative support a few days before the wedding and we addressed a few issues during the event making them invisible. Wishing only the best for you and Montez - Best, Michele
We hired Michele and her team for decor/ day of coordination services. I REALLY had high hopes as Michele was pretty responsive leading up to the wedding. I will say they did a good job with the decor, but I would NEVER recommend them for day of coordination services. On our rehersal everyone attending stated Michele was rude and kept tapping her wrist because she was ready to leave. My mom was running late and I had said we could start without her, but Michele said to wait, yet she went outside and did that. Then her assistant was rude and kept wanting to go to the car. Why be there? I could have ran it without you. My bridesmaids told me then to demand a refund, but I let it go despite how unprofessional they were. On the wedding day they were supposed to arrive by 10 am. They showed up around 2 pm. 1 hour before the wedding!!!! I was livid as so much needed to be done and things were going haywire. All I have to say is thank goodness for my bridesmaids and all of our other vendors!!!! Even after our ceremony I was directing things as they were MIA. Everyone complained about them and didn't know why they were even there. I was very disappointed in the services and I would advise to not waste your time and money on this vendor.Sep 14, 2015VerifiedMichele P.'s reply
Dear Nicole. We are extremely surprised to read the review you wrote. We were unaware of any of these issues. Our contracts always state that we will be onsite for "day of coordination" for no more than 9 hours, unless more time is required and the client has agreed to pay the additional fees. Generally, venues won't allow event staff to show up 5 hours in advance since they may be hosting another event and need the time for that event and clean up or their staff hasn't arrived yet. We were so confused by reading this because at the end of the evening all of your guests thanked us and vendors said they enjoyed working with us. We have reached out to you via email and hope we can speak to you to come to a resolution. Kind regards, Michele
Kathy M.Sep 14, 2015Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our pricing system is not complicated; however, in the world of planning events, providing decor or providing Day-Of coordination, it would be helpful if prospective clients understood that it can be difficult to provide a quote for their event without having a full-detailed conversation about the event and what the client envisions. It's kind of like buying a car - do you want the minimum or do you want it fully loaded...
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We like to meet in person initially so that we can determine if we are the "right fit" for each other. We are super easy to work with - if we are hired for month-of coordination, we are available at any time after the contract signed to provide advice and to attend the tasting and walk-through of your venue. It's all about making sure that your event goes smoothly and therefore we do whatever it takes.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?We have years of hands-on experience doing events and are certified meeting planners and wedding planners.