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Maggie · Married on 08/25/2017
What can I say!! Meena was amazing and such a great help. She worked with us for over 16 months and made our wedding a dream come true. I constantly was emailing her or texting her and she was always so polite and professional I swear I was bothering her. Her company did an amazing job with everything including the decor and the FLOWERS and making sure my day was perfect!Sent on 09/05/2017
User6393697 · 2+ years ago
Meena Lee is a miracle worker. She took two very busy people and helped us create our perfect wedding. She came with so many great ideas/vendors, she organized and managed every detail. She was confident, calm, friendly and fun throughout. She thought about every detail. She also has incredibly good taste and will make sure you make all the right decisions--what is in your heart and mind, but also what is in the best taste. We would highly recommend her!Sent on 02/21/2016
User5204152 · 2+ years ago
We were totally pleased and totally relieved that Meena of 5th Avenue Weddings was on duty for my daughter's wedding. We could relax! Everything went perfectly! She was a quiet, effective behind-the-scenes force that made everything happen smoothly and seamlessly. My daughter, the bride, was hoping to manage everything herself at the beginning of the planning. Given that none of us knew what we were doing, she agreed to getting some help and Meena saved the day! Since Meena now was coordinating everyone and knew about scheduling vendors and timing all of the traditions during a wedding, the rest of us truly could enjoy a very special event. Thanks for making it that way, Meena!Sent on 06/24/2015
Emily · Married on 06/09/2013
I had a great experience with Meena. It was by far the best "investment" for my wedding. I wanted myself, my husband, all my friends & family to have fun & not have to be responsible for coordinating everything on my wedding day. It's already a very busy day for the bride/groom & an emotional day for friends/family so having to worry about things with our vendors was the last thing I wanted to place on anyone's shoulders. If anyone knows anything about events, nothing EVER goes 100% according to plan no matter how well you plan something in advance. Meena also took my decorations in advance so I didn't have to worry about transporting them on the day of. She held on to them long after my wedding was over so I didn't have to stress about how to get them back until after our honeymoon. I sent a few dozen emails (actually, probably much, much more) back & forth & she handled everything quickly & efficiently & gave great advice. She has a lot so feel free to ask about anything. I found out after my wedding that there were a handful of hiccups on the day of which made me even more grateful for having hired her. If she wasn't there, I think two of my vendors would not have been set up in time/according to plan & it would have been a disaster. My family adored her (she met with us at the hotel in advance so my family could be more comfortable with her) & my mom really appreciated how she took her & helped her with her temporary tattoos. I think it helped my mother feel more special. I really appreciate that extra touch. It never felt like I had a stranger at my event. Meena is very warm, responsible & helpful so it felt like having a trusted friend help & guide you. After spending so much money on all different aspects of your wedding, a little bit more $ goes a long way to keep all the loose ends together. I definitely recommend her to everyone. Meena knows what she's doing & I am happy that I trusted her with what has so far been the best day of my life <3Sent on 06/25/2013
User2355007 · 2+ years ago
Working with Meena from 5th Avenue Weddings and Events was the best thing I did! She is a bridal genius and she is great at everything she does! At first, I wasn't sure about using a wedding planner but I can say in all honesty that I wouldn't have been able to do it without her. Meena was extremely professional, kind, creative, and dedicated to each and every detail. Her style is romantic, elegant, classic, modern...all rolled into one. Plus, she has excellent connections and relationships with some of the best vendors out there, and was even able to save us some money. She suggested our photographer, DJ, cake baker, and JP...I loved them all and had several people comment on how great they were!!Sent on 06/24/2013
We discussed the vision I had for my wedding, and Meena took my suggestions and turned them into an amazing reality. We were able to add so many personal touches to our wedding that it really felt special to us. She is extremely professional and dedicated to what she does. Meena made my invitations and did all my flower arrangements, and both took my breath away. Literally, when I saw my bouquet I was speechless!! Not only did she work with our colors, but she incorporated textures into the linens as well that added to the ambiance of our wedding. These are the things I never would have done on my own!
I would recommend 5th Avenue Weddings and Events to any bride without hesitation. Meena made the whole planning process fun and exciting. I was never really stressed out and when I did get worried about something, Meena was there with 5 different back up plans or suggestions. I can't tell you how many people came up to me and said that our wedding was the best that they had ever been to! It was absolutely wonderful to be able to work with Meena and I consider myself very lucky to have found her. If you want your wedding to be unforgettable for everybody, Meena is the one to do it!
User3332057 · 2+ years ago
My wife and I were originally on the fence about working with a wedding coordinator since we had thought (incorrectly) that we could plan all the details of our outdoor "casual" garden wedding and need no assistance. We were wrong and couldn't have been more glad that we worked with Meena.Sent on 06/17/2013
Meena was absolutely outstanding and helped coordinate our wedding day to make it flow as seamlessly as possible. She managed all the unforeseen details that arose, helped with set up and take down of the wedding decorations, coordinated with all our vendors, made sure the wedding was on schedule, and most importantly created an environment in which we and our guests could enjoy the wedding
I would recommend 5th Avenue Weddings without hesitation and especially Meena who is passionate, motivated and fantastic.
Emilie · Married on 05/04/2013
I loved working with Meena! She is the perfect blend of professional and friendly. She truly made me feel like I was talking to one of my friends while planning our wedding. She had so many great ideas and special touches that I loved. She was also willing to let me be creative and helped me solidify my dream wedding day. I would recommend her very highly to any bride.Sent on 06/12/2013
5th Avenue Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you Emilie! You were just such a stunning bride! You and Kevin are one good looking couple! I think my favorite part was the Beatles tribute band that we surprised Kevin with; such a great response from the crowd :)
Regina · event on 11/28/2012
No matter what tall task we had for Meena Lee of her company, 5th Avenue Weddings and Events she was able to pull it off with ease. The Waldorf-Astoria ballroom with over 1100 guests was a big challenge with customized centerpieces that required extensive organization. She provided noise control on the spot when we realized it was needed, helped with the process of the awards presentation that was also a last minute request, breakdown of the room,and the responsibiity of gathering and returning all materials to us post event. Meena was always there prior to the event to answer any questions and give us advice as well. Three weeks before the event she was able to fabricate custom tablecloths for us! Her price was great all around. She is a formidable competitor for the other Manhattan event planners who charge a fortune and deliver less. Our guests represent the design and architecture community that expect the best and having hired 5th Avenue Weddings and Events, we were able to provide it. Cudos to Meena and her superior team!Sent on 12/26/2012
Jillian · Married on 10/27/2012
Sent on 11/25/2012
Meena of 5th Avenue Weddings and Events was extremely professional and helpful while I planned my special day. She was efficient in doing research for vendors, negotiating good prices and getting contracts written up for me. Meena is very talented in a variety of areas from flower arranging and creating invitations to decor for the reception. She helped me with my vision for my venue and I felt very comfortable and trusting that she would make it look beautfiful. She created a manzanita branch and orchid display for the escort table, a stunning candy buffet table, displayed beautiful lanterns throughout the venue, and added elegant overlay tablecloths. She put a lot of effort into the tinest details that gave our reception that extra special touch. Aside from helping me with planning and decor for the day of, Meena took so much pressure off myself and others while she coordinated and directed all of the activities on the day itself according to our wants and needs. She attended our rehearsal at the church, was at our venue early to set up, came to our wedding ceremony, and then went back to the reception to help out. She was everywhere we needed her to be including being there with her emergency sewing kit when my bustle broke. My family, myself and my husband were able to relax and enjoy our day because Meena was there to handle all of the details. We felt perfectly comfortable leaving it in her capable hands. She is experienced, has a strong sense of style and will work hard to make sure that your special day is everything you want it to be. We are grateful for all of her efforts that contributed to what was truly our dream wedding. Thank you, Meena!
5th Avenue Weddings & Events's reply:I love you Jillian! Your day was so wonderful and your family is absolutely the best! I had a blast on your day and I'm so glad everything came out the way you wanted, that's what is most important :)
Lindsay · Married on 10/08/2012
I was referred to Meena by a friend who said how wonderful she was..and how much easier she made the day for the parents of the Bride so that they didn't have to worry about every detail.Sent on 10/30/2012
In meeting with Meena and deciding to hire her....she did exactly what was promised...she really handled every detail no matter how big or small..she is a perfectionist..and really has an amazing vision. She really made the wedding run so smoothly..and went above and beyond...I had a vision...and she made it happen.....I would recommend Meena to anyone..she was amazing...sweet...hardworking..and I will use her in the future.
5th Avenue Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you Ann Marie, I can't wait to start the bridal shower planning for next year's wedding as well!
Abel and Lindsay · Married on 10/06/2012
Meena was an absolute dream come true for our wedding on 10/6/2012. She was recomended to us only in August but we decided to call her and see how she might be able to piece together what we had done. Because of her we had the most beautiful wedding . She had wonderful ideas and she implimented everyone of them. She certanly made our day easier in that she spent the whole day and evening making sure everything we wanted was done. She organized everything for us even after the wedding reception was over. She packed up everything. I just cant say enough of how wonderful it was having her be a part of our wedding and how she made the day and days prior to the wedding an absolute delight.Sent on 10/23/2012
5th Avenue Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you guys. I just love you and your whole family. I'd have to say you guys were pretty amazing yourselves!
Amanda · Married on 06/24/2012
Working with Meena was fantastic! She was totally on top of everything and helped me find the best deals for everything. She has a great eye and helped me bring all my ideas together. I honestly can not say enough great things about her.Sent on 07/07/2012
5th Avenue Weddings & Events's reply:Amanda, your wedding turned out absolutely perfect. And wow, what a great set of friends and family you have. You worked so hard on your details, I'm so glad I was able to help you and that I could be a part of your special day!
User2529332 · 2+ years ago
I didn't realize how important my decision to hire 5th Avenue Weddings was until the day of my wedding. The services provided are practically indescribable since they are there to make the event go smoothly, whatever that might entail. They will take care of everything. They exceeded all my expectations by making the day as stress free for me (the bride) as possible. I simply was taken care of as were my 150 guests. I cannot stress how invaluable they were to my wedding and making it perfect for me and my husband.Sent on 07/09/2012
User2889942 · 2+ years ago
5th Avenue Weddings took care of everything I needed- invitations, hairpieces, favors, my shower, a candy buffet, etc. They were professional and intuitive to my needs! I loved my service!Sent on 12/21/2012
Ashley · Married on 07/05/2013
Meena and her team at 5th Avenue events helped me execute the wedding that I'd looked forward to! Meena was my moth-of/day-of go-to and I felt completely comfortable to enjoy my day without the stresses of last-minute detail. Meena took the time in the months before our wedding to really understand what my husband and I wanted for the event and she added in extra personal touches that made seeing our finished space for the first time very memorable!Sent on 08/13/2013
Jennifer Yung · Married on 11/03/2018
Meena and her team made sure our event ran smoothly–no easy feat for a party that was almost 300 people! It was a huge relief to know that we were in good hands throughout the day, Meena was so on-top of everything, making sure everyone was at the right place at the right time and cuing everything from the music, to the announcements, and placing everyone in their proper places for speeches. There was so much that her and her team handled to make sure that everything ran as smooth as possible, and as the bride I didn't have to worry at all. Their attention to detail and timing was so great, and there were even some things the team adjusted or added to make the event ran even more seamlessly. Meena's experience with event-planning really showed since she would tweak the timeline and course of events to make sure everything was efficient and well-timed. She made suggestions to help flow the energy of the crowd better for dances and speeches, making sure to take full advantage of the positioning and attention of the audience best. Our bridal party was also so impressed, they were telling me throughout the whole party that Meena was amazing, and she truly was! Her team was spread out and onsite with all separate parties and making sure we got out on time, took all the items we needed, and coordinated it so my husband wouldn't see me until I walked down the aisle (as we had wanted it). There were so many things that Meena and her team took into account, and I couldn't have imagined what it would've been like if I didn't have them to help me. Thank you Meena, you were great!Sent on 11/07/2018