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Melanie provided that extra something special that we were looking for on our wedding day! She took the time to get to know us to make the ceremony personal and meaningful to us, our friends and family. Melanie was fun, organized and personable. She made us feel so much more comfortable standing up there! Our family and friends loved her - as did we! I would highly recommend Melanie to any bride!
Melanie planned and executed my daughter's wedding flawlessly. She is a consummate professional, extremely organized and focused, but does it all with a smile. Hire her and your wedding worries will disappear.
Melanie is amazing!! I worked with her over 2 years to plan my 200+ outdoor wedding. She was so professional and helpful through the process. She eased my mind with my many questions and always had great suggestions for our special day. She helped me with menus, rental orders, timelines, contacting other vendors, etc. The day of the wedding everything went so smooth and it was because of Melanie. There were several vendors to coordinate and everything went off without a hitch! My husband, families and I are SO happy with how everything turned out and it was truly because of Melanie's hard work and attention to detail. I highly recommend working with Melanie, she will make your special day even more perfect than you could have imagined.
Melanie was the best referral I could have ever received. She worked on our daughter's wedding which was a destination wedding for us as well as the rehearsal dinner. From our first meeting to the wedding day, Melanie was always there for us. I was able to completely enjoy and relax at my daughter's wedding which was exactly what I wanted to do. She provided us with lots of great vendor referrals and many ways to optimize our budget. Each vendor was TERRIFIC and her relationships with them were so helpful in ensuring a great event. She spent many hours working with my daughter, her husband , my husband and me in answering our questions and ensuring we would have a spectacular event. Comments from our guests were--Magical, WOW, best wedding ever been to, everything was perfect, your planner was there offering us an umbrella at the rehearsal dinner and couldn't have been nicer, etc. etc. I can't say enough good things about Melanie. My only regret after the wedding was that I wouldn't be able to be in constant contact with Melanie any more. I truly value the relationship that we developed during the last year and am planning to stay in touch with her. I would highly recommend her for any event you are planning.
Words almost can't even describe how phenomenal Melanie is to work with. She is on top of every detail, incredibly well-connected and respected with every single vendor in the New England area and literally made the wedding planning process a stress-free experience for both me and my mother who are very rarely stress-free people. From our first meeting in October (for an August wedding), Melanie had this great energy about her - excited, high-spirited and just fun to be around. As the days came closer and closer down to the wedding day itself, Melanie would respond to every email/text to let us know that she had our questions covered - even if it was a weekend - she was just on top of it in a way that really calmed any nerves I had going into the day. She quickly bonded with my bridal party - making herself a resource to them as well, which was amazing. She also worked really closely with my in-laws to plan our Friday night welcome reception, which was absolute perfection. Melanie is one-of-a-kind in her profession from what I can tell and I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone, even if they aren't getting married in New England...she'd figure out how to nail it!!!!!
In a word, "wow" Melanie was absolutely amazing. As the mother of the bride, I did my due diligence in finding a wedding planner. I had heard great things about Melanie but she exceeded my expectations. My daughter and I loved working with Melanie. She was knowledgable, sensible, creative and fun. Melanie provided us with great suggestions for vendors, great ideas and constant support and guidance. I have so many friends who describe the whole wedding planning process as stressful and difficult. We had a great time planning the wedding. The wedding day itself went off without a single glitch. It was wonderful and for anyone who thinks they don't need a wedding planner, all I can say is that it is money well spent. And in the world of wedding planners - Melanie is the best!!!!
Melanie is extraordinary and I would recommend her to any friends and family. I wasn't ever the type to grow up dreaming of my perfect wedding. When we started planning, I really had no idea what I was doing. Thanks to Melanie, we were able to construct the most perfect weekend (welcome dinner for all guests, wedding, then brunch).
What I benefited from the most was:
1. Her recommendations with vendors. She has worked with most if not all. I was 100% satisfied (understatement of the year) with every vendor we found thanks to Melanie
2. Her responsiveness. Melanie is ORGANIZED and FAST. I always received extraordinarily prompt responses via call, text, and e-mail
3. Her knowledge. She has seen and done it all. When we had ideas, she was always honest with how it would actually look. We were not "yessed" to death. Endless wedding etiquette. My family is complicated and she was able to help me navigate some familial madness!
4. Proactiveness. She gets things DONE.
She is the whole package. Not to mention, she makes everything FUN! Can't recommend her enough!
When you're planning something as important as a wedding, you want a seasoned professional with strong leadership skills, good relationships with vendors, and knowledge of how things should be done. You also want someone who listens well and is open to shaping the event to reflect the tastes and personalities of the families involved. Melanie embodies all of that beautifully.
We worked with Melanie for a year, and it's obvious she loves her work. She maintained her professionalism at ALL times, took care of tasks with unending energy (think "Energizer Bunny"), and was just plain fun to be with in the process. Now that my daughter's wedding is over, we will miss our time with Melanie!
If you need a wedding planner, look no further. If you don't think you need a wedding planner, you should still hire Melanie because truly everyone needs one. Melanie was very flexible with my work schedule, made meetings and phone calls convenient. She made my special day flawless without me even knowing it. It wasn't until later after the fact, that I heard how much she had done through family members about potential issues that could have occurred. My wedding venue had a wedding coordinator but left shortly after dinner. It was extremely helpful to have melanie all night. She helped create my wedding ceremony which was beautiful and memorable. Everyone was happy and crying at the same time and are still talking about it months later. My vendors even comment how easy and smooth things ran thanks to Melanie who made it a group effort. Melanie also has flexible options for just day of wedding package or if you want help planning before the wedding. I highly recommend her!
Melanie was absolutely amazing!! Our day and all the planning leading up to the wedding was absolutely stress-free. She handled everything perfectly. My daughter's wedding was an outdoor, at-home wedding and we had many more details and vendors than if we had used a venue (including tent, tables/chairs, caterer, toilets), and Melanie coordinated them all perfectly. The wedding was superb and it would have been impossible for me to have done all the work without her! I highly recommend her!
Melanie is a wonderful wedding planner, and my husband and I would recommend her for your future wedding/event! She is charismatic, efficient, personable, creative and organized, amongst many. I had a very hard time organizing every detail, and she took so many initiatives to help me through it all. She offered wonderful ideas, and listen to our theme to incorporate it into everything. Our wedding ran so smoothly because she was present from day one of planning until the big day. We can't thank her enough for her effort, time, and passion for planning our event.
-Katie & Mike M.
I am so glad we found Melanie at Blissful Beginnings to help plan our wedding and be our officiant. Her up-beat and charismatic personality combined with her ability to make wedding planning seem like a breeze made our day perfect. She wrote a customized ceremony for us that was absolutely beautiful. She captured who we are as a couple in our ceremony making it even more meaningful to us and our guests. Even my father, who is not a very emotional person, was touched deeply by the ceremony. Melanie is very thorough, and not only handles the big things, but also pays attention to the small details to make the day flow smoothly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant and/or wedding planner.
There are no adequate words to describe how incredibly wonderful, professional and amazing Melanie is at what she does, but I can simply say that she helped us to create the wedding day of our dreams. She coordinated with all of the vendors from the very start and provided us with excellent references on who to use that would fit within our budget. She came to meetings with us while we met with our caterer and florist, among others, and went above and beyond to correspond with us regularly more than a year in advance giving tips and advice on what needed to be completed within certain time frames. She was always available when needed and went out of her way to meet up with us to discuss details and planning. There was so much that she did that wasn't even evident until the day of, when I saw the signs to used throughout the garden, the hanging lights she climbed up on a huge ladder to hang in the carriage house, and little details that truly made the event unique to who we were. I received so many compliments that the event was one of the most unique, relaxed and elegant weddings my guests have ever attended and I did not want the day to end. Melanie handled all of the set up hours/days before and break down at the end of the evening, and was there every minute in between to handle it all. If you are looking for an event planner that you can trust to help you put together a beautiful event that is tailored to your wishes, and be a complete pleasure to work with throughout the process, Blissful Beginnings is the company to choose. My only unfulfilled wish would be to do it all over again!
Melanie was absolutely amazing to work with. She made us feel comfortable right away and although we only met her a few times before our wedding we felt as though she was family! She has such an amazing personality and is extremely professional. She worked with us on our ceremony until it was more perfect than we could have imagined. She incorporated all our special and intimate details as though she had known us for years. Melanie was flexible with meetings, as we were long distance clients, and we appreciated her taking time to met us when it was convenient for us. She also arrived early to the ceremony to make sure guests knew where to go and what to do, which was awesome and allowed us to relax and enjoy our day. I would definitely recommend anyone who is getting married in New England to use Melanie's services for event/wedding planning and officiating weddings!!!
When my husband and I decided to change our venue from a local restaurant to an at home wedding I knew we'd need help...and lot's of it!! . When Melanie came to my home for the first of many meetings she could instantly see the potential of the property for a wedding venue. She helped guide my husband and I through all of the logistics and potential pitfalls (where to locate the porta potty!!) Melanie is professional, always optimistic, has an valuable list of resources and is full of wonderful ideas. She is attentive, thoughtful and works with great purpose! As an officiant she is also amazing...listening to my thoughts...understanding what's needed and what's important. My wedding day was as perfect a day as one could be, and i'm eternally grateful for all of planning that Melanie provided to make it flawless!!
Blissful Beginnings made absolutely everything about my wedding planning experience fabulous. I wanted something different and didn't know where to start and what to do. Melanie met with my fiance and I to get to know us and our vision. Immediately she went to work with ideas and thoughts and found our unique venue. We wanted a personalized and meaningful ceremony so we also hired her to marry us.
Throughout the planning process, Melanie was there for me for everything. When I thought I had a wedding emergency in finding a specific vendor, she quickly had a solution. When I thought it was impossible to create our floor plan, she came up with a solution. When I thought I just had enough of planning, she inspired me with excitement and kept me focused.
Our wedding came together beautifully because of Melanie's expertise! I just wish it was longer! The ceremony was perfect, well delivered, well received, and meaningful just like we wanted. The reception was a dream! Everything went as planned and flowed perfectly. Our guests are still talking about the personal touches that made it unique to us. It was our exact vision made possible only by the expert.
I highly recommend Melanie and her team and everything she has to offer. She is passionate about events and weddings and it shows 110%. She thinks of everything and anything and is well prepared for it. She is trustworthy, reliable, professional, thoughtful, and her outgoing and pleasant personality is contagious. You want her on your team!