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Kelsea F · Getting married on 03/04/2021
We loved working with Jorian and decided to work with the A Griffin Events team after talking on the phone and confirming a few of our bigger wishes from a planner - 1. Had great vendor recommendations based on our style and preferences 2. Flexible with the amount and timing of our meetings (I travel for work and needed the flexibility) 3. All month of/day of coordination. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.Sent on 05/16/2019
We loved that she kept us on track and helped us prioritize tasks. In addition, she always brought up great pointers we never would have thought of and was an amazing sounding board whenever we had questions.
She really shined on our wedding day, keeping us calm, relaxed, and ahead of schedule. My wedding party loved working with her too and complimented how she kept everything running smoothly with a positive attitude.
Overall, we would highly recommend the A Griffin Events team.
Jithu · Married on 05/26/2019
Very involved team!
We found A Griffin through Wedding Wire and after a 30 minute call, we knew Aimee and Jorian would be the folks we trusted with our wedding. As we had an interfaith wedding with two ceremonies in one day and needed a team that could handle two weddings in one day. Throughout the process, we checked in with them via phone or email and they walked us through our questions, concerns, and really guided us through items we would've never thought about.Sent on 06/23/2019
Additionally, we used A Griffin to source other vendors and they walked us through the vendor hiring process and helped us ask the right questions. We really appreciated this because our vendor teams were one of the best parts of the wedding.
As we did the final walk through, Aimee and Jorian came prepared with all the documents and got the vendors to understand our vision. This really helped us feel comfortable as we got closer to the wedding. Additionally, we needed party rentals at the very last minute and Aimee and Jorian provided us with options and helped us close out last minute loops.
The day of the wedding, Aimee was the main POC for the HIndu Ceremony and it was flawless. The evening was handled mainly by Jorian and my big Indian family could not stop talking about how amazing this team was!!!
Thank you so much for being a part of our day and making it the best!
Kristen · Married on 10/13/2018
There are not enough words! ❤️
Hiring A. Griffin Events was hands down the best choice my husband and I could have made. From the very beginning...I mean very beginning (I hired Aimee and Jorian less than one week after we got engaged!) they made the process easy and low stress. I had one phone interview with them and knew it was a perfect match.Sent on 10/29/2018
We were lucky enough to have them with us for our entire planning process. From venue visits, photographer interviews, to cost comparisons on hair and make up artists. They really went above and beyond. As a person who had trouble deciding on things it wasn’t great to have them. They never put pressure on me to make a choice just to make one, they truly wanted me to be happy and make the best decision for myself and my husband. Jorian also went with me to every dress fitting which to be honest was really above and beyond. She knew my mother lived 3,000 miles away and was willing to give me that support.
But by far the best part of hiring them was not all the spread sheets and phone calls they made for us...it was the friendship we built along the way. We love Aimee and Jorian so much! ❤️
Annie · Married on 08/04/2018
There are no words and no number of stars to really describe how incredible A. Griffin Events is.Sent on 09/12/2018
We weren't really looking for a planner, but a great family friend of ours was the MOH in one of Aimee's weddings right around when I got engaged. She suggested we meet and after about five minutes, there was no question that we had to work with Aimee.
I loved being a bride but didn't have the Pinterest boards, saved Instagram accounts and bookmarked wedding blogs that a lot of other girls have. Aimee and Jorian were able to get a feel for what I wanted, did the creative research that I dreaded doing myself, and presented a variety of options every step of the way. By the end of it, we had a wedding totally tailored to what me and my husband had dreamed of. They designed, created and executed a perfect and original wedding that was "so us." We are still being flooded with compliments (some specific to them!).
Aimee & team make you feel like the only bride on the planet. If you want to email them every day, they don't care (my mom and I seriously miss their emails). I never once felt stress from the wedding which is about as rare as it gets. My husband and I probably said 100 times that we didn't feel like we were paying them enough. They truly go above and beyond in every possible way.
Without a doubt, the greatest part of working with A. Griffin Events is the friendships we gained with Aimee and team. At some point in the first few months we started feeling less like we were working with a wedding planner and more like we were planning a wedding with our old friends. We will look back on the year leading up to our wedding with profound happiness because we had the privilege of working with Aimee, Jorian and A. Griffin Events.
Patricia · Married on 08/04/2018
Hiring Aimee and A. Griffin Events was hands down the best decision we made while planning my daughter’s recent wedding. We met with Aimee on the advice of a friend just to get a few pointers about wedding planning. We believed we could do it on our own, but after about 5 minutes of meeting with Aimee we knew we were in way over our heads and hired her on the spot! She is extremely organized, very knowledgeable, unbelievably creative, listens thoughtfully, and guided us gently to create the wedding of my daughter’s (and son-in-law's) dreams! Our budget was always considered which I appreciated, and my frequent questions were always answered very quickly and thoroughly. I know ours was not the only wedding she was working on at the time, but somehow she makes you feel like you are her only client. Her goal was always to take the stress out of the planning process so we all could enjoy every minute of the planning and of course the wedding. And we really did! The wedding was perfect and stress free in every single way and we are still receiving cards from guests thanking us that they were included in this amazing day! But perhaps the best thing about Aimee, Jorian, and team is their true friendship which developed very quickly and which I will treasure always. I am so thankful we found Aimee, and I cannot recommend her and her amazing team highly enough!Sent on 10/08/2018
Jeremy Rogal · Married on 06/30/2018
Our Wedding Actually Was Perfect, All Thanks to A. Griffin Events
Our wedding was astonishing. Legitimately awe inspiring. We still can’t believe it was real. If not for A. Griffin Events it never could have been. Not even close. I cannot recommend or praise them highly enough. Working with them was such a dream.Sent on 06/29/2019
We had chemistry with Aimee from the first call. It was like talking to your best friend. She invited us to dinner to meet with her and her lease designer, Jorian.
We had already talked to nearly a dozen event planners and weren’t excited about any. When we met with Aimee and Jorian we knew right away. We intended to take some time to consider our options, but we were so excited to work with them that we barely made it back to our car before calling to confirm. It was such an easy decision.
They took care of EVERYTHING. We were able to let go of our stress, relax, and actually enjoy the experience. They were so understanding and patient, creative, thorough and well organized. Positively wonderful throughout the whole process. Everything was always well under control.
They’re a joy to be around and we looked forward to the next time we’d see them (which was often). They were right there with us, every step of the way. It was such a comfort and made all the difference in the world. We never felt lost or overwhelmed.
They were committed to getting to know us and understanding what it was we really wanted, even when we didn’t. Their instincts were spot on. Every facet ended up being the perfect fit.
We didn’t make things easy and with any other event planners it would have been a nightmare for everyone involved. We were hard to please, had extremely (even unreasonably) high expectations and were the worst procrastinators. But, it never even phased them. They never missed a step and were never anything but the delightful, calming, uplifting, and enjoyable presence they had been from the start. They went to the ends of the earth to make even our most unrealistic, and impossible dreams a reality. Even those beyond our wildest expectations.
One such example (of which there are many); while touring the perfect venue (high had been hand picked by either Aimee or Jorian or both), I mentioned how “in a perfect world” I could picture our favorite band playing over the dance floor from a stage above the bar. I riffed about how maybe they would play that song of theirs that is also ‘our song‘ while we danced our first dance below.
I continued to talk Jorian’s ear off. Carried away and indulging the hypothetical, I went on to describe how I envisioned the rest of the performance. How they’d kick the party into high gear by playing that song everybody knows from that movie everyone loves.
It wasn’t realistic but it was fun to think about.
A few days later we get a call. They pulled some strings and somehow found a way to reach the band’s management. Jorian made such a strong case that she convinced them to take the idea to the band.
Whatever it was that she said, it worked. Not only were they interested, they were excited about idea. I couldn’t believe it.
From there they navigated all the details and complexities necessary to pull something like that off. Bonafide rockstars playing a private concert at a wedding in the grand lobby of a landmark DC theatre. They pulled it off without a hitch, and that memory is just one of many from that day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. It truly was the experience of a lifetime and we owe it all to A. Griffin Events.
KC · Married on 06/16/2018
AMAZING in every way!
There are no words to describe how amazing Aimee and her team are. We hired A. Griffin Events to provide month of coordinating services for our wedding, and it was one of the best decisions that we made. From our first call with Aimee, Rachel, and Jorian, we knew that they were the people we wanted to help out with our big day. They were so patient, understanding, and kind, and I felt like I was talking with old friends on our first call rather than complete strangers!! We worked mostly with Rachel, the month of coordinating specialist, and she was always there to answer questions or help out with anything we needed. She was very thorough and detailed, and included Aimee and Jorian on every detail of the big day. Even though we had hired the team for just month of coordinating services, we felt like we had hired a full wedding planner! They were always available when we had a question, or needed recommendations, or even when I was feeling stressed out they were a comforting and familiar voice. The month prior to the wedding, all of the planning was taken out of my hands and Rachel took full lead on any and all communications with our vendors. Any bride knows that there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes of a wedding besides just the logistical things (like family and random little things!) so it was such a relief to have that taken off our hands. By the time the wedding day came around, we felt so relaxed and comfortable. And honestly, everything could not have gone more perfectly!!! Rachel, Aimee, and Jorian did not miss a beat throughout the whole day, and never at any point of the day did we or our parents feel stressed. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests about how perfect everything seemed to be, and it truly was perfect in every way! We could not have been any happier with A. Griffin Events; our wedding would not have been possible without their support. What truly sets this team apart is that besides their superb and outstanding attention to detail, they are amazing listeners and work hard to get to know you as people and as friends. We cannot thank you enough, Aimee, Rachel and Jorian!!Sent on 10/16/2018
Scott · Married on 05/19/2018
Aimee is wonderful! We would have been lost without her. There was no way we could have planned our wedding alone, especially since neither one of us lived in the area. Aimee is kind, thoughtful, friendly, and extremely organized. Even though we do not live in the Maryland area, Aimee was always accessible through email and by phone. She provided many excellent suggestions for vendors and worked with them to ensure that the day went smoothly. She took the time to get to know us and our families. In addition, she was very thorough and had clear tasks for us to complete at each meeting. From the first phone call, Aimee understood our vision for our wedding and was supportive every step of the way. Aimee was a joy to work with and made planning our wedding easy!Sent on 06/13/2018
Natasha · Married on 04/27/2018
I never thought I would need a planner, but my venue required it. I AM SO GLAD THEY DID. Because hiring Aimee and her team was one of the best decisions I made. Hiring a day of coordinator I thought basically they would just be there the day of to get things going, but they provided so so much more than that. Rachel was there to answer all my questions and provide me guidance during the whole process. Aimee and Jorian were also there day of and I basically had the best of everyone handling my wedding. They were a dream to work with and definitely kept me at bay when I was going into the wrong lanes and let me fully enjoy my wedding without thinking about anything else. They kept us straight and allowed us to enjoy every aspect of our day. I cant thank them all enough for everything they did for us. They were more than just planners they became friends and I am so thankful for that. I cannot recommend them enough!!Sent on 05/15/2018
Laura · Married on 04/06/2018
Aimee Griffin and her team created a fantastic wedding experience for my family and friends during two separate celebrations. Even though I live in London, she was always able to find the time to chat with me by Skype or email to answer my questions. She helped me develop my vision for a destination wedding and planned every detail of it with me. Aimee is highly organized and efficient. She created a website for me that enabled my guests from all over the world to make their travel plans to Italy and keep up to date with the events of the wedding weekend in Amalfi. Aimee took the stress out of communicating with the vendors we used both in the States and in Italy. She helped not only secure quotes and contracts, but did the walk-throughs, checked in with each vendor multiple times on the wedding day, and made adjustments in the moment. She is creative, a quick problem-solver, and didn’t get ruffled when last minute changes had to be made for my reception due to rain. Aimee has an eye for wedding design and décor, and will provide an honest opinion about what elements work with different wedding themes and venues. She is patient, and understands the stress a bride faces with so many decisions to make. I highly recommend her as a wedding planner and event coordinator.Sent on 10/08/2018
morgan · Married on 12/02/2017
Hiring Aimee was the best choice we could have made planning our wedding. Not only is she amazing at what she does, she truly became a friend during the planning process. She listened to our vision and helped us to bring it to life better than we ever could have imagined. Her and her team went above and beyond to make sure that our day went perfectly. We truly could not have done it without her. Thank you Aimee (and your amazing team!)Sent on 02/28/2018
Mary · Married on 10/21/2017
Usually, the mother of the groom plays only a small role in the wedding planning. However, at the request of the bride, I became "the planner". Aimee was recommended to us by our caterer. From the moment I met her, it was obvious she was a good listener, very talented and very calming....everything you are looking for in an event planner. She is an absolute pleasure to work with! Any questions along the way were answered quickly. From the rehearsal to the last dance, there wasn't a hiccup. Aimee's guidance helped bring the bride's vision of her wedding to life and her comment afterwards says it all...."It was perfect!"Sent on 10/24/2017
Lee · Married on 08/24/2017
Working with Aimee was everything I never knew I needed in a planner! As a bride based overseas, with a groom from a different country, things were always going to be a bit complicated (to say the least). Aimee ensured we stayed focused and on task even from thousands of miles away, and helped us stay organized as we required a completely unconventional structure and timeline. She provided moral support when the families and the details got a bit crazy, helped us stay focused on our priorities for the wedding, and gave us guidance based on her experience. All the vendors she sourced were incredible to work with, and her attention to detail both leading up to and during our 3-day wedding went beyond expectation. Flexible, adaptable, understanding, supportive, perceptive, professional, creative, task master... Aimee's approach to planning is thorough and holistic. We never would have pulled off our wedding without her!Sent on 10/30/2017
Lauren · Married on 07/01/2017
Without a shadow of a doubt, hiring Aimee as a wedding planner was, by far, the wisest decision my husband and I made during the wedding planning process. In a few words, our wedding day was a dream. Absolute perfection. I can say with confidence that this was due, in large part, to Aimee's services. Aimee is one of the most organized individual's I have ever met. Consequently, she established clear deadlines at various points of the planning process, and kept us "in line" when it seemed like we might miss an approaching deadline. She is firm, but graceful. Thoughtful, but persistent. She embodies those qualities that make her a phenomenal planner, but also a great friend. She is kind, honest, and empathetic, all of which are qualities that are an asset in making sure that the wedding planning process is not stressful, but instead, a moment in time when a couple can craft a day that represents them as a couple, as individuals, and celebrates the beginning of a lifelong journey. She helped us design a wedding day that was nothing short of fairytale by locating vendors that matched our personalities and design aesthetic. But perhaps most importantly, planning a wedding with her is like having your best friend help you plan your wedding. She spent the time to get to know us as individuals (and as a couple) before offering planning suggestions, and as a result, was able to cater to our personality quirks, even if this meant making decisions (upon our request!) that planners don't often make. Simply stated: she went above and beyond to ensure that we not only had a stress-free and perfect wedding day, but enjoyed every moment of the planning process. And frankly, she is just fun to be around!Sent on 10/11/2017
AnnKatherine · Married on 03/25/2017
As soon as I got engaged, I repeatedly heard that hiring a wedding coordinator was hands down the best wedding planning decision I could make. My (now) husband and I emailed and met with a couple of coordinators early on but no one felt quite right. Time started passing and soon we found ourselves four months away from our desired wedding date with NOTHING PLANNED! I had known Aimee personally for years (I babysat her kids!) and knew she was exceptional professionally from several friends’ weddings which she coordinated. I called Aimee in a panic one evening, convinced it was impossible to plan a wedding in four months and my wedding dreams were ruined. Aimee was calming and encouraging. She reassured me that it was possible to get our wedding schedule back on track and provided me with great advice, without a gimmicky sales pitch. Needless to say- she was hired! Aimee was unequivocally exceptional on all accounts. She provided structure with clear timelines and gave guidance without imposing her own opinions. Aimee listened to our wedding vision and understood the guest experience we wanted to create. She brought our ideas to fruition, identified areas of potential challenge and suggested concrete solutions to ensure our wedding was a seamless event. However, what truly sets Aimee apart is the level of intentionality she devotes to knowing each couple and designing an event that expresses their unique style. Our wedding was the perfect celebration of my husband and I, the life we will build and share together. I can confidently say our wedding would not have been possible without Aimee’s services.Sent on 10/25/2017
Donna · Married on 03/25/2017
Aimee provided invaluable assistance in planning my daughter's wedding. We had a tight timeline . . . 4 months . . . so everything had to happen quickly. Aimee gave great direction and solid advice. When planning a wedding, the amount of information can be overwhelming and we totally relied on Aimee's expertise and experience to guide us through all of the decision making. We were extremely happy with the service Aimee provided and thanks to Aimee we were all able to enjoy the beautiful wedding and reception my daughter and son-in-law had envisioned. Thank you Aimee. The wedding was magical!Sent on 10/25/2017
Barbara · Married on 11/05/2016
As the mother-of-the bride, Aimee made my job so much easier. I was panicking before she started to work with us. She was so organized and kept us on budget and on schedule. Aimee is such a creative person with so many contacts and ideas. The wedding came off beautifully and without a hitch. I think it was all my daughter and her husband dreamed of!Sent on 12/13/2016
Katherine · Married on 11/05/2016
Aimee Griffin is an amazing wedding planner and I absolutely recommend her! I am the type of bride that is terrible at planning events and I am a huge procrastinator. Aimee took me through the process step by step and the planning was equally spaced so I was never stressed. She also has great recommendations of wedding vendors that all turned out wonderfully! On my wedding day, she also kept the event stress free and everything went perfectly because it was planned very well. Aimee also has great taste which made the process of choosing decorations much easier. Without Aimee I would have been very stressed and the wedding would not be as perfect as it was. Aimee goes above and beyond for clients and I couldn't recommend her more highly!Sent on 12/12/2016
Jessica · Married on 09/10/2016
Where do I begin? Aimee is the most amazing wedding planner you will ever meet. When starting to plan my wedding, I didn't think I would need a wedding planner, little did I know she would become my wedding lifesaver and florist.Sent on 10/14/2016
Aimee doesn't just show up and make things run smoothly the day of instead she runs with every crazy idea you want to make your perfect wedding day. Actually, she encourages the crazy ideas because she wants every little detail of your wedding to express your relationship and love that you have for each other. Less than a month out from the wedding I HAD and I mean HAD to have this arbor cover with flowers, a refurbished Jack Daniels whiskey barrel, and a intimate ceremony with ridiculously heavy benches in the middle on a vineyard. And she made every single one happen. I don't know what I would of done without her.
I remember when first talking with her, I could hear the passion in her voice (that is when I knew she was the perfect fit). She not only made sure all my dreams came true but my husbands as well. Our first meeting with her, she spent 2 hours just asking questions about us and our adventures together. She truly loves creating beautiful days for her couples. Make her part of your special day!
Shyam · Married on 08/27/2016
Aimee Griffin is by far the best wedding planner in the business, and without her leadership, support, and hard work, we know for a fact, the wedding would not have gone as smoothly as it did. Wedding planning is a true art, it involves complexity that no one can understand until the day actually arrives, and Aimee did a spectacular job in every facet possible. Aimee began working with us 3 months before our wedding date to calm some of our nerves and give us strategic guidance (while we opted for the month of wedding package, she still helped out way in advance). Once the month of our wedding came, she took over all communications with vendors and created a detailed wedding schedule, which is much needed for our complex 3 day Indian wedding. She was able to manage our event of 450 people for 3 days without any issues, including over 10 vendors. Every single aspect was perfectly planned and coordinated (flowers, decorations, DJ, Horse, Food, Venue Coordination, gifts, schedules, videography, photograhy, photobooth, hair/makeup, etc), and lots of time and preparation were needed. She had one on one calls with each vendors, with each of our parents, and with other family members who wanted to assist. We were a highly involved couple, and she was open to our feedback and needs, and did a great job in balancing our families needs as well. Working with her three person team was fantastic as well. We STRONGLY recommend Aimee Griffin to anyone, and consider her the most integral part of our wedding.Sent on 09/13/2016
Ayanah · Married on 08/26/2016
A. Griffin Events is amazing! I was planning an intimate (75) person wedding in Baltimore and had no idea of all that went into a wedding-even a small one. I contacted them about a month before the wedding and Rachel gladly came on and helped me work out each and every little thing. Including details I never planned for. On the day of I got Rachel and Aimee! What a pleasant surprise. Both were great in directing guests, making sure transitions went smoothly and helping me stay on schedule. Rachel also came early (7:00) that morning (my wedding started at 10:30am), to see if I needed anything before heading over to the venue. She was there to answer all questions, made a detailed timeline and helped make my day so special and magical. If you need a coordinator for your special event, look no further than A. Griffin Events. Thanks again for everything!!Sent on 10/28/2017
Julie · Married on 05/28/2016
Aimee is amazing. She is laid back, accommodating, personable, and listens - which is exactly what we needed! She made sure all the details, coordination, and schedule were covered. She checked in regularly, addressing our stress, and desires. She offered the right about of recommendations, and served as a wonderful sounding board for ideas or protocol. She truly removed the wedding planning and day of stresses, and I know she went way above and beyond. She made sure the day was perfect for us - an elegant and intimate wedding with our closest family and friends. Our guests still rave about how beautiful, collected/well organized, and fun it was. We cannot say enough great things about Aimee. I wish we could keep her for all our life events! She is simply the best!Sent on 07/19/2016
Rich · Married on 09/12/2015
Aimee was flown from DC to Asheville to be a part of the wedding on 9/12/15 we worked together on (I am the band leader for The Royal Suits, the band her clients hired). Early in our correspondence I said to her "you must be a pretty big deal to be flown from DC to Asheville to be doing this high profile wedding." We laughed about it, but after working with her I completely understand why her clients did it. She is completely professional, but has a sense of humor, and a light heartedness to how she approaches everything. Whenever I had a question for her, she got me the answer immediately. The timeline she created was spot on, and the evening ran without a hitch. I really don't know what else you could want from a wedding planner. She's completely professional, but also fun at the same time. Her attention to detail is impeccable, and yet she still found time to get to know us. We loved working with Aimee, and hope to do it again in the near future!Sent on 09/22/2015
Brian · Married on 09/12/2015
We met Aimee early in the planning process. We had chosen a location and had an idea for the venue, but she took it from there. We hired her to help with our destination wedding and rehearsal dinner in Asheville NC (we live in Baltimore). She was both professional and fun to work with, especially when it came down to the hard decisions and negotiations with the vendors. Aimee has many wonderful qualities that make her excel at her profession, but we most respect her keen ability to listen to what we were trying to create and then skill in bringing it to fruition. She is exquisitely resourceful, creative and organized. Her experience shows in her ability to multi-task and manage both the vendors and our families/guests without ever seeming overwhelmed or put out (we actually think she has fun doing it). We had 2 ceremonies (Hindu/Baraat in the morning and Christian in the evening). Aimee had never planned an Indian wedding but in the end, she knew more about it than we did. She truly has an innate interest in tradition and ceremony and finds creative ways to meld them in new ways. She was very conscientious of our budget and always gave us options to highlight the differences in what we could get at different price points. She was also very attentive to the amount of pressure she was putting on us and was sure to check with us on a regular basis to make sure she was giving us the right level of communication. We didn’t have to worry about a thing from the time we arrived in Asheville until we left for our honeymoon. Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives. Thanks Aimee!Sent on 12/01/2015
Manisha & Brian
User4250052 · 2+ years ago
My mom and I decided to hire Aimee Griffin as our day-of wedding coordinator when we were at a friend's wedding. Aimee was the wedding coordinator for this wonderful wedding at the bride's family home when a huge summer storm hit and we all had to evacuate the tent into the family's house- with Aimee at the helm, it all went smoothly. After we saw her in action, we knew we had to hire her! Throughout our whole wedding planning process, Aimee went above and beyond our expectations. She gave great advice on everything from decorations to vendor tips to invitations. She recommended a DJ and bakery for our wedding cake- we went with both of her suggestions and they were also amazing! (DJ Ghost and Zaglios Bakery). On the day of my wedding, Aimee took care of everything. My parents and I were able to relax and enjoy the event while Aimee made sure that all my decorations went exactly where we discussed, coordinated with the DJ, photographer, and caterer, loaded up our honeymoon bags in our getaway car, and did so many other tasks to make our day perfect. Aimee Griffin is a absolute gem and you will not be disappointed if you hire her!!!Sent on 07/13/2015