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Marissa Mortimer is one of the most sought after Event Planners in the New York Metropolitan Area. Marissa realized her calling to plan Special Events back in the early 90s when she sang for Wedding Ceremonies. At 34, she is known for her commitment to surpass her clients' expectations and for creating both intimate weddings and extravagant upscale affairs for a long list of clients, including many of Staten Island's elite. Her specialties “Wedding Planning and “Day of Coordination” have boasted 100% satisfaction in over 300 planned events.

Marissa was named one of the ‘Top Ten Entrepreneurs Under 35’ in the New York metro area by Industry magazine in 2005. Another achievement was being selected to teach her craft at the prestigious Wagner College to hopeful Wedding Planners who would like to become Certified Wedding Planners. She credits her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology for her calming demeanor and good judge of character. Marissa also received rave reviews for her article “10 Great Places for your Lavish Occasion” boasting some of the best facilities in the NY/NJ Metro area while inspiring several couple’s to choose these facilities for their weddings. Marissa has been featured on NJ12, NY1 and is quoted often in the Staten Island Advance and New York Post for her expertise in planning, design and etiquette. She currently teaches three college level courses: Certified Wedding and Event Planning, Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding and Event Design and Professional Event Coordination.

In between Events, Marissa enjoys her book club, playing cards, swimming and spending time with her family. She gains inspiration from travel, fashion, theatre and her friends and family.

When I was young my grandfather told me that no matter what, you should ‘aim high’ in all that you do… and you would always be successful. Also to ask yourself two questions: ‘what do you truly love to do and what would you do for free’. You will know that you have made the right choice. That was the best advice I ever received and from the best person I ever knew… and it has brought me great happiness and much success”. Marissa Mortimer

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Danielle Married on 08/19/2022
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Dream team


Marissa, Donna, Yasmeen- the dream team! These three are the most amazing team I could ever have dreamed of. They went above, they went beyond, they made our day that had hiccups of course, go by flawlessly. They let me be a bride, and my husband be a groom. they dealt with any issue that arose. I truly don't think I could ever gotten through the day without this team. Our entire bridal party & family can not stop raving about them. I highly recommend this team to everyone! PEOPLE DO YOURSELF THE BIGGEST FAVOR- hire the best of the best. you deserve to enjoy your day that you have been dreaming of! Marissa & crew- thank you for everything you did for Joe & I.
Lauren D. Married on 03/26/2022
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If you want a stress-free day, hire Marissa!

I cannot say enough good things about Marissa and her team! Before the wedding she met with us multiple times and provided several versions of a timeline to make us feel comfortable with the flow of the day. I was able to enjoy a relaxing morning of thanks to Marissa's team handling the vendors and timeline.

After some alterations mishaps, I showed up to my wedding day without a bustle. Marissa single handedly made me one during the cocktail hour - now that's service!

My dad (who didn’t even understand what a wedding coordinator does), has not stopped talking about how smoothly the day went! And we can't help but agree with him:)

Clara P. Married on 10/16/2021
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Marissa and her team provide services that are invaluable to a bride and groom on their big day! Marissa is attentive, responsive and extremely knowledgeable that it is an unmistaken fact that she is the best in the business. Every member of her team is also unbelievably attentive and caring. It felt as though I was planning and enjoying my wedding with family and friends as opposed to a group of professionals. Not a single thing went wrong during my wedding and I know that if there was an issue to be dealt with, that Marissa and her team took care of it while I was none the wiser and that peace of mind is something beyond monetary value. I cannot say enough about Lavish Occasions and how worth every single penny their services are!
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Marissa Morimer understands weddings! She knows how to make the most appropriate referrals, she listens to her clients, and she has the kind of folllow-through you'd expect from a first-class professional. She is the kind of wedding planner who will become your friend!


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