Recommended by 93%
Kristin · Married on 03/17/2012
helsey and her team did a phenomenal job. Chelsey was with me every step of the way making the wedding planning process fun! Any piece of advice I would give a couple planning their wedding, hire a wedding coordinator. She actually saved us money with deals that she gets and just all of her industry knowledge. Couldn’t say enough praises for this group.Sent on 04/17/2012
Bride Associates's reply:Thank you Kristin and Adam. I am truly grateful to have couples like you. You will forever be in my heart. I loved working with you both and will miss our meetings! Wishing you a wonderful new life together!
Karla · Married on 03/17/2012
Bride Associates made my wedding day stress free. They were extremely organized and had great attention to detail. They made sure every vendor and/or person involved in the wedding was aware of the order and time of things. We had over 200 people at our wedding and I think they did a great job to make sure everthing went smoothly.Sent on 05/14/2012
Bride Associates's reply:Thank you Karla! I enjoyed working with you and Gabe, and wish you two the best on your journey as husband and wife. Keep up those dance moves!
Michelle · Married on 02/25/2012
When we hired Chelsey, we had already booked our chapel and reception venue and I needed her help pulling all the details together. I had some general ideas about what I wanted, but I wasn't really clear on how to pull it all together. Chelsey came to my rescue.Sent on 12/21/2012
She provided me with organizational tools (timelines, checklists, etc) that I needed and then gave me the guidance on what she thought would work, what might not, pros and cons, etc. I was really worried when I hired a planner that my wedding would somehow turn out looking like every other wedding that person had done. But, Chelsey listened to me and stayed true to my ideas and made them a reality.
She helped me find excellent vendors and get great rates with those vendors. Wedding planning with Chelsey was more like hanging out with a good girl friend because she is such a sweet, funny, friendly person.
The day of ran like clockwork. I did not have a single moment of anxiety because I knew Chelsey and her team would make sure everything went smoothly and it did.
Bride Associates's reply:Michelle, Thank you so much for your review! I enjoyed your company and all of our time planning so much! I can't believe it is almost your one year anniversary!! I appreciate your kind words. You were a dream to work with and a beautiful bride. Would love to catch up with you soon!
Emily · Married on 01/01/2012
Bride Associates did a great job on my wedding. I didn't think I needed a planner until I realized everything that needed to be done in the three months I had to plan my wedding. All I had to do was show up on my wedding day! One word, PERFECT!Sent on 03/02/2012
Bride Associates's reply:Thank you Emily! Your wedding was fast and furious but it turned out perfect! I wish you and Kabiru the very best. Congratulations on your new family!
Rubina · Married on 11/19/2011
Chelsey made our wedding day completely carefree. All we had to do was show up and she took care of the rest. She is professional and easy to work with. She has a great personality and has the ability to keep you calm!Sent on 12/10/2011
Bride Associates's reply:Thank you Rubina and Stephen! You were one of my favorite couples and I am going to miss our meetings! Of course Stephen is hired as my new assistant planner and official Drama King whenever he wants! Wishing you the best new life together as husband and wife and hope to see you again soon!
jessica · Married on 10/22/2011
Without a doubt this was the best decision that I(mother of the bride) made regarding my daughters wedding. The only thing that I could have done better would have been to hire her earlier than I did! We had already taken care of many of our vendors but when we do it again in the future (I have two younger daughters) she will be on board at the very beginning of the process! Chelsey was beyond professional, creative, so so sweet and just fabulous at her job. Her passion for what she does shows in everything she does. The night of my daughters wedding both Chelsey and her staff went above and beyond- from making a run to the store for us to making sure the ceremony was perfect to helping cleanup after the reception (not their responsibility) Knowing that she was there and had everything under control allowed this mother to truly enjoy her daughters wedding from start to finish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Bride Associates!Sent on 10/24/2011
Bride Associates's reply:Thank you Lois for your kind words. Reading your gratitude gave me chills and a few tears. You and your family are the reason why I truly love my job and I am forever touched by each of you. I am so excited for Jessica and that her day was so amazing! I hope to see you soon!
Kara · Married on 05/28/2011
I can't say enough great things about Chelsey and Bride Associates. She was my day-of coordinator at my May 2011 wedding and the day wouldn't have been a success without her. She made sure before the wedding that she knew what I was the most concerned about and made sure to focus on those things. During the wedding week, she was in constant contact with vendors and helped in answering any questions I had. The day of the wedding, all of my wedding party was commenting on how wonderful she was and I couldn't agree more. If you are looking for someone who is professional, knows the wedding business inside and out and will make sure your wedding day goes smoothly and is stress-free for the bride and groom, go for Chelsey and Bride Associates!Sent on 06/14/2011
Kathleen · Married on 01/22/2011
Bride Associates made planning for the wedding fun and so much less stressful than had I not had their help. They helped me envision my perfect day and put those thoughts into action. They were very helpful in providing vendor contacts who were reliable and did an outstanding job. The staff is very friendly and have experience which is evident in their work. On my wedding day, they made sure everything went according to plans and I was able to enjoy the moment much more than had I been worrying about all of the details myself!Sent on 03/18/2011
Sarah · Married on 10/30/2010
I have only good things to say about working with Chelsey from Bride Associates for my wedding day. She took my priorities and made them her own, she listened to my ideas and put them into action, and she took the time to truly understand my dreams for my wedding day and made them reality. She was courteous, friendly and very professional. She was polite but firm when handling family issues (an inevitable part of every wedding), realistic with my budget, and provided above and beyond service. Bride Associates worked with me on creating a package I could afford and for everything they did, it was truly priceless.Sent on 03/10/2011
Kelly · Married on 07/18/2010
I had my wedding in Laguna Beach, CA and Chelsey planned my wedding remotely. She and Kristin flew out to CA and also provided day of coordination. My wedding day was absolutely perfect; literally. There was not one thing that went wrong or was out of line with what I dreamed and imagined. This was due to Bride Associates attention to detail, experience, and compassion.Sent on 03/10/2011
I was particularly impressed with how well they were able to plan an "elegant beach" wedding from Texas- with every detail perfectly in theme.
I can't say enough- AMAZING.
Janna · Married on 01/16/2010
Chelsey was very attentive to our needs and made the wedding day as little stressful as possible.Sent on 01/20/2010
Jayme · Married on 10/31/2009
Im anal and a major type A personality. It was a big feat relinquising control to someone on the day of my wedding. However, I could not have selected a better coordinator. Chelsey is amazing!Sent on 11/18/2009
Pam · Married on 04/25/2009
It was a pleasure working with Chelsey and the Bride Associates team. They did a excellent job executing our rehearsal and wedding day. We really appreciated how smooth everything went. We would highly recommend their services.Sent on 05/04/2009
Mia · Married on 11/23/2007
Being 1500 miles away from Bride Associates and the wedding location, I depended heavily on Chelsey to do a lot of my planning for me. We talked extensively and she got a really good idea of what I liked and didn't like, what I wanted and didn't want, and what I could afford and couldn't afford. After that, I basically left almost everything in her hands, which she handled then sent me details on for final approval. I couldn't believe how everything was handled so well and so perfectly! I felt like a pampered princess, which is how every bride should feel on her special day, rather than worrying about details. It was all taken care of. The service was worth double what I paid!!Sent on 02/25/2009
Kelly · Married on 11/11/2007
It was a pleasure working with Bride Associates. I was very happy with their services, and wholeheartedly agree with how I rated them above. I had researched many different wedding planners prior to choosing them, and I made a very good choice! Thanks Bride Associates for helping me have a wonderful wedding!Sent on 01/17/2008
Christy · Married on 10/28/2006
I loved working with Chelsey! I highly recommend Bride Associates to any friends and family when I find out they are getting married. My day went so smooth thanks to Chelsey and her team.Sent on 02/24/2009
Molly · Married on 01/15/2011
Bride Associates was wonderful to work with! Chelsey was extremely helpful in all the planning as she provided insight and invaluable knowledge! On the day of the wedding, the Bride Associates staff was everywhere making sure everything ran smoothly. It was so nice not having to worry about setting anything up and just getting to enjoy my big day. I would highly recommend Chelsey and her staff!Sent on 01/23/2011
Judy · Married on 10/31/2009
I had a great experience with Christina from bride associates and have already begun to recommend them to others. I had a large wedding and bride associates were able to ensure everything ran smoothly. It was such a relief knowing they were there to execute my day of coordination.Sent on 01/28/2010
Ginny · Married on 05/27/2012
Evelyn was very professional and flexible with our needs to make the perfect wedding for my daughter.Sent on 07/03/2012
Lauren · Married on 05/29/2011
I contacted Bride Associates very last minute (within three weeks of my wedding) about day-of services. Chelsey was very responsive; she answered my questions quickly, and worked with me to stay within my budget. Jessica was my day-of coordinator; I met with her once, we went through the detailed packet and timeline Chelsey had pre-sent me to fill out, I asked a few questions, and that was it! She took care of everything from then on...all the vendors were confirmed and showed up on-time, and she and her assistant (sorry, I didn't get her name) did an awesome job of setting up our DIY flowers and centerpieces for the reception. The whole thing went perfectly, and I was SOOOO glad we brought Bride Associates on-board! They certainly saved a lot of headaches and last minute stress. Highly recommend these guys!Sent on 06/10/2011
Brie · Married on 01/16/2010
Love Chels and ALL the girls at BA!!!!Sent on 01/24/2010
Katy · Married on 06/18/2011
Jessica was a savior! I didn't think I needed a planner but if you are working and planning a wedding and have multiple vendors, day-of planning is well worth the cost. It was an expense we didn't initially plan for but I hardly thought of a thing on the day of my wedding and that ended up being well worth it. Jessica was perfect for us because she was not pushy about anything, was very professional on the day of and people did not feel ordered around, in fact most people had no idea she was around. She handled things we didn't know needed handled and me and my family were able to enjoy the entire day.Sent on 10/13/2011
Shannon · Married on 06/13/2009
I worked with Jessica from Bride-Associates as my day-of coordinator. Since I didn't really work too much with her prior to about a week before the wedding, I did sort of wonder if the service was worth what we were paying. All those doubts were gone on the wedding day. I am so, so glad that Jessica and her team were there. They took care of everything all night. They were so great about changing around the order and timing of things to fit the flow of the reception. They were totally willing to do help out with anything we needed and took such great care of me and DH. I am so glad we had Jessica and her team there to take care of everything that day.Sent on 07/02/2009
Renee · Married on 03/29/2008
With the package we bought, most of our money went towards the day of our wedding. Our consultant really helped us find a venue for our reception after my fiance and I had SEARCHED AND SEARCHED prior to hiring our consultant. Our consultant made our wedding planning easy, but it was sometimes difficult to meet/stay in contact with her during the months prior to our wedding. Most of our communication was through e-mail, and on some occasions it would take a week or more for her to respond to us. Although it was at times difficult to have timely responses in our communication, the day of our wedding was AMAZING. Our wedding consultant's team made the day FLAWLESS. We did not have to worry about a single thing and they had every detail down to a "t".Sent on 06/07/2008
Judy · Married on 06/13/2009
Wedding PlannerSent on 07/07/2009
Out of all the BA team, nobody told the lawn service people to stop mowing during the ceremony. The photographer was helping me with the my train before I walked down the aisle, instead of the BA team.
The Ceremony was a little unorganized. The Bridal Party was told to go down the aisle on the wrong song and they didn't get a chance to pose for a picture, before going down the aisle (too rushed). When it was time to light the Unity Candle we were unable to light it, because the lighter didn't work.
Per Bride Associates, they will bustle your dress, Jinna had a hard time with the bustle (we had a drawing and instructions), but it still wasn't bustled correctly.
At least the Reception turned out OK!
I spent alot of money on the candy buffet!
The candy buffet table was too plain, no decorations, and no names on candy (as promised). Per Chelsey, all ten glass containers were supposed to have name tags and be decorated. I could have done the candy buffet myself and saved me lots of money.