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I hired Janelle to be my day of coordinator and have to say it was the best money I ever spent! You don't really realize all of the things that need to be set up the day of...AND you have to get ready as well. Janelle was fantastic and SUPER organized. Although I hired her for the Day, she made sure to contact all of my vendors a couple weeks before the wedding, created a color-coded timeline outlining the events of our wedding, made sure the entire day ran smoothly, and she even ran our rehearsal. If you are thinking about hiring Janelle, DO IT! She makes sure everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there and allows you to enjoy the day you have worked so hard to plan. OH! She also has an emergency kit that she brings with her with just about anything you might need that day...which my bridesmaids and I definitely took advantage of :-)Jul 1, 2015Verified
Hiring Janelle was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. She was not only thorough and organized, she was on top of everything without being bossy or overbearing. She was completely in control of everything starting two weeks out and allowed me to truly relax and enjoy the wedding rather than running around the whole month prior. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was working with Janelle and everyone at Ally Event Planning. Our experience was wonderful and our day was executed PERFECTLY. All the details I never even thought to think about were addressed and the day went off without a hitch!Jul 6, 2017Verified
We had a wonderful experience with Janelle and Ally Event Planning! Our wedding venue was pretty DIY, so we had to bring in lots of different vendors and supplies and only had access to the space on the day of. Overwhelmed with how we would get everything set up and coordinated, we found Janelle on Thumbtack. Hiring her was probably the best decision we made during the wedding planning process. Janelle was organized, had great communication throughout the process, and put us completely at ease. She took a lot of care to ensure that our vision of the wedding was carried out and it absolutely was. Our venue looked gorgeous and the day flowed perfectly. Janelle was a reassuring presence throughout the wedding and I can't imagine how we would have managed without her. I cannot recommend her enough.Oct 30, 2016Verified
I LOVE Janelle! I want to give her 6 stars! Janelle was just so wonderful to communicate with through the course of our wedding planning. I love planning events, details, and timelines so I was a little worried about finding someone who could take all of my plans, decorations, and details and make it all come together for us on our wedding day. Janelle and her assistant made it all happen! Janelle had great questions and suggestions for me when we spoke on the phone a week or so before the wedding. She really helped me think of everything! The day of our wedding, the venue looked amazing and exactly how I had pictured it. Janelle and her assistant were champs, taking care of any little issue before it could possibly be brought to my attention. What's more, they are cheerful, friendly folks who are just lovely. Several of my vendors even told me how great these ladies were to work with. That has to be a good sign! Hiring Ally Event Planning will be the best investment you can make for your wedding day!Jul 29, 2016Verified
Simply put, our wedding would not have been the same without Janelle and Ally Event Planning. Hiring her as our Day of Coordinator was 100% the best money spent on a vendor out of all of the services that came together for our day. She was amazingly organized, detailed, prepared, and calm. She made sure that every possible detail (many of which I hadn't even thought about for the day) was not only planned but executed to perfection. She was professional, kind, and totally in control of the day. The few times I even came close to a bridal freak out moment she seemed to magically appear with a smile, whatever I needed and a 'yes, that's already been handled'- absolutely incredible! My family could not stop raving about her and her assistant Lauren and really credited the for how well everything went. We had a somewhat unconventional wedding spread across multiple different venues in downtown Detroit, and Janelle and Lauren made sure that every one of them was prepared and ready to go. There was no request too small/large or wacky (think picking up 250 White Castle sliders) that they didn't handle with a confident smile. She met with us several times before the day to ensure that she fully understood our vision, was there to make sure everyone knew what was needed of them at the rehearsal, and checked in with me several times the morning of to handle any last requests and make sure I didn't need anything. If you have any hesitation about your need for a coordinator- I honestly cannot recommend Ally Event Planning highly enough to make sure your day is exactly what you envision it to be. The ability to actually be able to enjoy what you envisioned because you know Janelle has it totally handled is quite frankly, priceless. Thank you again for everything!Sep 29, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The pricing system isn't complicated, but it is tailored to each client. Please contact me and we can discuss what you want, what you need, and how Ally Event Planning can help.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received my certification through The Bridal Society. Through this organization, not only do I have access to a nationwide network of planners, I have the ability to enhance my education through online courses.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?After planning my own wedding, I didn't stop researching trends, looking for deals or helping friends with their weddings. I love weddings. And as an educator, I have an innate love of organization (very helpful in this business).