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I am so lucky to have been able to have Gabby and Matt coordinate our wedding and could not be happier with how everything turned out. Gabby went above and beyond what she had to do to make sure that everything was perfect for our day. She was there every step of the way and on the day of, I was calm, relaxed and excited because I knew we were in amazing hands. I had a vision of what I wanted the venue to look like, but also wanted Gabby to work her magic and bring it all together. When I first walked in, I was speechless and have received so many comments about how beautiful everything looked. I am so grateful to Gabby and Matt and could not have asked to work with two better people.Nov 22, 2014
Gabrielle did an amazing job, she made our special day one that we will never forget. She was very professional and by my side through it all. If your looking for a wedding planner, please look no further, Gabrielle is definately the one you want!! Looking forward to working with her on other functions in the future :)May 1, 2013VerifiedAfter 5 Events's reply
Thank you for the kind words Vicky. It was my pleasure to work with you and Tom and plan your wedding in only 3 months! You are such a wonderful and loving couple and you were such an amazingly beautiful bride!! I too am looking forward to spending more time together in the future. Thank you :)
When I first began to plan our wedding I had visions of glitz, glam and classic elegance. I knew I was creative and could handle a lot of the planning myself, but I also knew I would need help pulling everything together, checking my list twice and executing the wedding of my dreams. I also realized that the day of our wedding should be completely stress free for my husband and I and in that final week leading up to our big day the last thing I wanted to do was pull together vendor list, confirmations etc., etc., etc... With that said, I sought out the help of a professional wedding planner who could truly see my vision and help me bring it into reality. I had the chance to meet with a couple other planners in the Buffalo area and for lack of a better word they were boring and quite typical for this town...basically exactly what I wasn't looking for. I needed someone who was just as fabulous as myself and could handle the craziness a wedding can bring in the final month. So when I met Gabby I fell for her immediately! Gabby is such a beautiful person- inside and out! She went above and beyond her role as our month of coordinator. She is professional at ALL times, super personable, organized, punctual, thoughtful and full of AMAZING ideas! She has the connections and referrals you will need to take your wedding to the next level. If you are searching for a wedding planner that's reasonably priced, knowledgeable about all things wedding and an all around fabulous woman to help guide you to the alter...look no further, Gabrielle Pagano is your girl!!! Wedding date: September 20th 2014 Ceremony: Delaware Avenue Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Mansion on Delaware Ave. Guest count: 170Oct 9, 2014Verified
I can not say enough good things about Gabby & Matt at After Five Events. They made my day run so smoothly and everything came out wonderfully. We had day of coordination services, but I felt as I had a full wedding planner all the way through. Gabby checked in with me each month and offered to help how ever she could. She made final calls to all vendors and made sure everyone was on track. She and Matt are highly professional & a joy to work with and honestly I hesitate to even use the word work as it wasn't work at all if that makes sense. My father in law was raving about how well they treated him and how well everything ran. They even successfully tackled a bustle on my dress from h*ll and did so with a smile. They helped coordinate everything from ceremony to our sparkler exit at the end of the night. Thanks to all their hard work I really got to enjoy our wedding day stress free. Thank you Gabby & Matt!!Jul 10, 2013VerifiedAfter 5 Events's reply
Thank you so very much Elizabeth! I am so happy that we were there to help you with your special day. You and Don are such a loving couple and I will always remember his father daughter dance with Lottie :) Congratulations and enjoy your honeymoon!!!
After 5 Events is the best!!! They helped make the best day of our lives even more special and beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Throughout our whole wedding planning process, Gabby was there to guide us and meet with vendors, consistently checked in with us, and was always there when we needed her to answer questions or offer suggestions. She helped make our vision come to life in a way that I never could have done on my own. Most importantly, I always felt comforted and relaxed knowing that she was there for us.Jun 12, 2014
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- What types of customers have you worked with?Nothing is common in our line of work! We guarantee that every event is extraordinary and unique. Our favorite events are weddings because they are so personal and truly allow us to let our creativity shine. We love every aspect of wedding creation from conception, design, budgeting, negotiating, advocating, and of course executing! We happily welcome all types of couples and wedding budgets. We offer full service as well as a la carte and hourly packages to suit every wedding budget. In fact we will MAXIMIZE your budget for you which in turn gives you more bang for your buck! Please contact us today for a FREE consultation!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I would advise a customer to go with your gut. You will be spending a significant amount of time with your wedding planner and it is important that you understand and trust each other. When you hire After 5 Events we basically become your new best friend! I would also make sure that your wedding planner is licensed and insured by their operating state (NY), and that you have a formal written contract. Lastly, sit back and relax. Your planner is there to make you feel stress free and pampered. Hiring a wedding planner allows you to enjoy every detail of your wedding day and feel like a guest at your own event!
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?I wish that customers realized truly how many hours go into planning a wedding. As the owner of a wedding planning boutique I literally work every single day early morning to late at night piecing your perfect day together. This doesn't even include the rehearsal, wedding ceremony, and reception. It is common for me to work 20 hours straight on a clients wedding day. It is what I love though so I am very happy to do it :)