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Quality of Service: Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Gail, Hester, and the entire Wedding Soiree team. If there was one thing that I was not going to live without having while preparing for marriage, it was having fantastic wedding planner--and I got two fantastic ones Wedding Soiree! I must admit that I went against the best practice of interviewing multiple wedding planners to find the right one. Gail and Hester were the first and last planners that I interviewed and I didn't regret it. I was drawn to their level of expertise, experience, vendor connections, and personal and working styles. It also helped that I saw one of their amazing weddings on Platinum Weddings. Don't be intimidated by their Platinum Weddings appearance. They can plan a platinum wedding on a bronze budget. :) They provide multiple levels of services that I could choose from and customize, so I customized a package that worked for me.
Responsiveness & Flexibility: Both my mom and I were able to send unlimited emails and get pretty quick responses when needed. I received response within 24-48 hours, sometimes sooner. Hester was always willing to work with me on whatever I needed. There were times when I sent text messages or just picked up the phone and called and I was able to get in touch with Hester. I felt like I was the only wedding they were planning because I never felt like I was fighting for attention or waiting long periods of time for a response. Hester always informed me ahead of time when she would be out of office working on a wedding over the weekend or going on vacation, so I knew when to expect a delayed response.
Professionalism: They were an absolute delight to work with and I was always treated with respect. Even after our consultation I felt like were would work very well together—and we did! By the arrival of my wedding, I felt like we had become very good friends.
Value: I definitely got what I paid for—especially because I customized the service that they provided me with. Fabulous wedding planners like Gail and Hester don’t come cheap, but they are worth it. I know I would have eloped if it had not been for them. Wedding planning is serious work and they made it as easy as possible for me.
Overall, Wedding Soiree made my wedding the best wedding I have ever attended. I’m not just saying that because it was my wedding, but because of all the compliments that I am STILL getting from wedding guests. WS compiled an absolute dream team of vendors for me and I couldn’t have imagined my wedding to be any better. I’m forever grateful to them and would not hesitate to recommend them to any bride.
Wedding Soiree was absolutely wonderful, I do not know what I would have done without them. They were essential to every aspect of planning my perfect wedding- They found the best vendors for me, they coordinated the vendors, helped pick details, set-up and attended meetings, and all in all just made sure that everything leading up to the day was well arranged. On the wedding day itself, they had a team of assistants dedicated to making sure everything proceeded smoothly. I even had my own personal assistant to hold my bouquet, bring me water & snacks, and just make sure I was feeling great! Guests are still complimenting me on how great the food, decor, and general vibe were. My wedding day was THE best day of my life; everything was more perfect and beautiful than I could have ever imagined, and it is all thanks to Wedding Soiree.
Gail Johnson of Wedding Soiree was more than a phenomenal wedding planner to me; she also became a trusted confidant. Gail made the most important day of my life so special. Gail came highly recommended from former clients. After reviewing the sophisticated, stylish, and chic Wedding Soiree blog (www.weddingsoiree.com), I contacted Gail. Speaking with her immediately confirmed my desire to work with her. I truly appreciate that Gail listened to my requests and helped me create what my husband and I envisioned. As an out-of-state bride living in Chicago, I was extremely impressed with Gail’s professionalism, direction, and responsiveness. Gail’s many years of wedding planning experience and great professional relationships with excellent vendors, gave us complete confidence in her abilities. Her talent and organizational skills allowed me to enjoy every moment of my wedding day without anxiety or stress. The attention to detail was only matched by the thoughtfulness and support that she so selflessly provided until the very end. My husband and I still continue to receive compliments on how beautiful and flawless our wedding was. Gail played a significant role in our wedding and will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Wedding Soiree planned my wedding in September in Atlanta - FLAWLESSLY. As a destination bride, their services were invaluable in locating, selecting & coordinating vendors, being a touchstone for everyone involved and managing crises. Their prices are very reasonable, and to top it off they more than paid for their services several times over in time, effort, advice and my sanity. Every one of our guests was utterly impressed with the execution, thoughtfulness and seamlessness of our day from start to finish.
But above all, Hester and Gail are just about the sweetest team out there....I wouldn't hesistate to recommend them to my nearest and dearest (my sister and maid-of-honor is already planning on using them, and isn't even engaged!), and to any bride lucky enough to have them.
Wedding Soiree - made my experience stress-free, enjoyable and FUN!!! - I had such a GREAT time- I want to have another wedding - of course marrying the same man - They were always there when I need something - even at 2:00am!!
Wedding Soiree did an AMAZING job for our wedding! They came to the rescue several times on the day of the wedding. They took care of everything so I could relax and really enjoy my wedding day. Thinking back on the wedding now I have no idea what we would have done if they were not there. I would highly reccommend them to any bride!
We would like to profoundly thank Wedding Soiree for everything they did to make our wedding day wonderful. It wouldn't have been such a great event without them. They were so helpful with everything from picking out wonderful and affordable vendors to making everything absolutely seamless on the day. If there were any troubles or hang-ups on our wedding day, we had no idea because Hester and Gail handled absolutely everything. Thank you so much for making our day absolutely perfect!
Wedding Soiree was one real thing that went fantastic on my special day! They did not give me any trouble and they helped me tremendously!!! They made my day truly a dream and no one else could have performed the job that they did. When Hester walked me into my ballroom my eyes filled with tears, but with two deep breaths I knew I had to quickly dry them up so that I wouldn't ruin my makeup! They went over and beyond what I had asked of them and I appreciate their creativity and effort more than they will ever know. I would recommend their services to anyone who has an imagination and loves to be surprised and impressed, especially on their Wedding Day! Thank you to Gail and Hester for letting me enjoy Our Wedding and truly making it a dream come true. I could not have done it without your services or your fabulous team!
The ladies of Wedding Soiree are very professional, talented, creative and helpful. I enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to anyone!
WOW!! Gail and Hester really took my messy vision and made it into a clean reality. We planned with them for over a year and they were absolutely wonderful. Always letting me know what I needed to do and when I needed to do it. Recommending vendors, going to appointments with me...they just did so much! Even though they had a wedding almost every weekend I have to say that I always felt like I was their only bride. They have an unparalleled attention to detail that really speaks for itself when you hire Wedding Soiree and these Ladies. I barely lifted a finger throughout the entire process. My day went off without a hitch. My entire family commented on how Gail and Hester made things flow so well. Everyone always knew where to go and what to do. There was absolutely no chaos. There is no way I could have had the kind of wedding I had with out Gail, Hester and Wedding Soiree and if you are thinking about using the services of a wedding planner you can�t go wrong with Wedding Soiree. They are AMAZING!!!
Wedding Soiree's quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism and flexibility were top notch. I never felt as though my special day was pushed to the back burner because of other events being planned by the wedding soiree team. My emails and countless questions were answered promptly. All of my ideas were accepted and incoporated into the overall theme of the wedding recpetion. We could not have orchestrated this event without Wedding Soiree. I sincerely recommend their services for any wedding event! Thanks Wedding Soiree!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wedding Soiree! They were so helpful in keeping me on schedule with my planning, and in reminding me about the little details that needed taking care of. Gail is great at helping people reach compromises on the details, and she and Hester made sure that everyone was in the right place at the right time. They are very professional and personable, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who wants a fabulous wedding!
Gail is a professional with a personal touch. She makes you feel as if you're the only bride that matters. She quickly became familiar our style and taste, and gave excellent recommendations and assistance. I'd recommend her for any event planning, but especially a wedding, which takes the style and professionalism Gail provides.
Gail and Hester did a phenomenal job with my wedding. Wedding Soiree was actually the second planner I hired because I had to fire my first one because she thought her job ended at recommending vendors despite the fact that I signed up for the full package deal. I also purchased the full package from Wedding Soiree. They handled absolutely EVERYTHING for me! They organized vendors, picked up supplies, stayed up all night tying bows, you name it. When most brides are running around harried during the week leading up to their wedding, I didn't lift a finger. I have recommended them to all of my friends.
The ladies of Weddng Soiree helped my wedding day go very smooth and stressfree. They were organized, professional, and always one step ahead of me when I had a request. I appreciate the creativity and elegant style they are able to add to every occasion and would highly recommend their services.