102 Reviews for Creative Concepts by Lisa
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All I have to say is Lisa is a NECESSITY to have on board in preparing and planning one of the most special, memorable days of your life! I am by far one of the most organized people and can account for every detail of absolutely everything, so could have never imagined needing a wedding planner in my wildest of dreams!
Boy was that a fallacy!! After getting engaged and actually thinking of the entire picture we had envisioned and wanted to replicate, the task seemed daunting and extremely overwhelming. I hit pay dirt for certain when I found Lisa. Upon our initial meeting, I knew she was a keeper and going to be essential in helping to create our vision. She is fun, outgoing, reliable, punctual, assertive, self-assured and thoughtful--all wrapped into one amazing person! Upon leaving our initial meeting, we knew we had to have her on our "Team Wedding Planning."
She was able to direct us to each of her preferred vendors, whom she thought fit our personalities best, through each and every step along the way. We felt very confident after meeting with the vendors and were able to make assured decisions without having to worry about reliability or skill level. We were able to leave all of our worries at the door throughout the entire process, as we knew we were in very competent hands with Lisa.
She became like family throughout our almost year of working together. She has the uncanny ability to make you feel like you are her only client and puts in the time, care and effort that you would expect only from a family member! The most amazing part is that she was by far our best investment...and this is coming from Mrs. Organization herself! She was able to make a year long planning process, that was daunting and overwhelming initially, and make it fun and exciting! She was able to compartmentalize each decision so as to break down the big picture which allowed us to focus on one task at a time which was key in achieving our perfect day. Simply Priceless!
Thank you Val your words are incredible! I appreciarenso very much that you not only trusted but enjoyed the process!!!!! It was a glorious day! Hugs!!!!! Lisa
I first met Lisa of Creative Concepts on set for a Connecticut Bride magazine photo shoot.
I was the makeup artist and hairstylist for the shoot and Lisa was the creator of the most amazing- fake -wedding I’ve ever seen! Every detail was taken care of from the flowers and invitations to even a snack bar!
So, when it came time for me to get married I couldn’t think of anyone else who would do a better job than Lisa.
Even though we wanted our wedding day to be just the two of us- we basically we wanted to elope at home- it still needed an upbeat vibe.
Having been a guest on Lisa’s “Teal Couch Tuesday” I knew she fit that description perfectly!
Lisa wrote and presented the most beautiful vows for us and she was a complete pro the entire time from the planning to the ceremony.
I would most definitely recommend her for your special day!
I cannot say enough great things about Creative Concepts by Lisa. Hire them! Lisa and her team were amazing during our whole process. By today's standards my husband and I had a short engagement and while this initially gave me some anxiety I had nothing to worry about when we hired Lisa. She made everything seem effortless. Lisa and her team are incredibly responsive and handled everything in a timely manner. Lisa's attention to detail and calming personalty made the planning and wedding day run smoothly and efficiently. Lisa and her team know their stuff, they are worth every penny!
"lisa makes it do what it do". got married sept 30th 2017 and from planning to wedding day was flawless. lisa is truly amazing,attentive, responsive and passionate about getting the job done.
she is a exceptional planner. we have grown to love her and consider her as family to the point that she is 100% our next child god mother(lol). PICK HER!!! YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT!!!
Amazing!!!! Thank you Cherif! I always adore when a Groom takes the time to write a wedding review! It always means the world when any client will take time to write a review!!!! Love to the entire family, and where's that next kid?! :)
Hire Lisa! We are true show queens and we wanted to make sure our wedding was a true celebration of love and musical theater. Finding Lisa Antonecchia of Creative Concepts by Lisa was the only way our crazy vision for a wedding ever came together.
We had signed with our venue about 3 months before first meeting Lisa. We were so excited. And the venue, while staffed with wonderful people, provides nothing to its renters. Every chair, table, speaker, microphone, lighting instrument, etc. had to be brought in. Lisa did everything, and served as a liaison with each of the vendors and recommended and guided choices where our lack of wedding planning experience left us uncertain. We don't live in the same state as our venue, and had to trust Lisa and the vendors to build the event we had dreamed. Lisa and her team delivered 200%. When our Uber arrived on the morning of the wedding, we could see the most beautiful execution of our months and months of planning. We knew immediately it was going to be a better day than we could have ever hoped—one of the best of our lives.
So, yes, Lisa did all of these things and it was amazing. But on TOP of it, our wedding featured a lot of live performances including: a huge processional/opening number, a 10-song cabaret during Cocktail Hour, a sing-along during dinner, live drag performance, a pianist, and a piano bar/open mic after party. Lisa, in this way had to become a director and stage manager for the entire event (a 9-hour event, on top of the 5-hour load-in that Lisa organized before guests arrived) and we rightfully credited her as such in our wedding program. You can imagine that all of these moving pieces needed to be executed seamlessly while keeping the energy pumping. Guests stopped throughout the wedding to tell us how perfectly Lisa managed the entire day.
Lisa is a rockstar. She lets your ideas be at the center of your day while gently advising you all along. Our day was perfect. With Lisa, yours will be too.
Lisa and team- I cannot express how thankful I am for creating my dream wedding. Everything was perfect. Thank you! I love that Lisa was able to stay within our budget as when I started this process I decided to google average wedding costs in CT... um yeah let’s just say I could buy a Porsche! Seeing as I could not afford a wedding of that price my husband and I were comforted by Lisa as she was able to break down our budget and identify areas where we could use most of our budget and others we could leave up to her to get us a better price! Lisa and team are worth every penny! Thank you!
Lisa is amazing. She took the stress out of the whole wedding process and my bride didn’t go bananas during the process. I’d recommend her to anyone!
Lisa was wonderful to work with. She made the wedding planning process so much more manageable. She went above and beyond her job to make time for us and truly executed our vision into reality!
XO K & L
Where do I start? Thank you again for being part of our wedding Lisa & CCBL team! I said it a million times, but that doesn't seem to be enough, so let me say it again. THANK YOU!!
I remember back in the winter when I was feeling overwhelmed with the details of wedding planning, I couldn't sleep thinking that Lisa may not be part of the evening. Lisa did such an amazing job at my sister's wedding last year that I knew I would feel more comfortable if she was part of our wedding day too. I am so glad I listened to my gut that evening and hired Lisa & her team the next morning! She is one of a kind, gem of a wedding planner. She has the personality that commands for keeping people on schedule, but she also knows how to do it while keeping it all fun!! She is, Ms. Lisa, wedding planner extraordinaire.
Thank you so much to the CCBL team for everything in the day - from waking up at 7 am to check in with the girls to make sure hair & makeup was going smoothly, to setting up our musician in the church and arranging the bridal party in order at the ceremony, to making sure bus transportation was all set for our guests, to handing out bubbles for our grand exit, to herding the crowds for pictures, to helping set up the bridal party for introductions, to helping me pin up my dress for the evening, fixing my makeup after I cry, checking in on me throughout the evening, being the point person for all my vendors, and packing up the car and bringing flowers to our hotel at the end of the evening - to every other little detail. Oh, and did I mention, to also searching the state of CT for a unity candle less than 24 hours from my wedding? THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!! I HIGHLY recommend the CCBL team for any wedding event or other event for that matter!
I truly do not feel that there are enough words to express my gratitude for Lisa. She not only made my daughter's Sweet 16 party one of the most memorable moments of her life but she executed a plan beyond our wildest dreams! Lisa is truly an expert in the field of party planning. With her personality, professionalism, energy, passion, creativity and eye for detail, my daughter was a true princess on her special day! Lisa, we are so grateful for you and to any future clients looking for the perfect party planner, search no further!
Working with Lisa was the best decision we made for our wedding. She helped us craft and develop our vision for our wedding into what turned out to be a genuinely perfect wedding day. She not only helped us narrow down and select most of our vendors (all of which were also amazing) but the day of the wedding she had every little detail covered. There was nothing for myself, my husband, or our families to worry about because Lisa and her staff had everything completely covered. I would highly recommend her service to anyone looking for a talented, experiences, hilarious wedding/event planner.
I debated whether or not to get a wedding coordinator for my big day and finally made the decision to get one a month before my wedding. Having Lisa and her staff as my coordinators was one of the best decisions I made (other than marrying my man of course)! She gets the job done, makes you feel at ease, and knows how to be a quick and comforting friend. I highly recommend. Her team really does go above and beyond and made our wedding day go so smoothly!!!!
Lisa is timely, detail-oriented, cool under pressure. She's basically the wedding whispered. We found her by googling "LGBT wedding planners in CT" and reached out to set up a phone interview with her. From that conversation we were hooked. She was obviously well prepare, but was also easy to talk to and we had a lot of fun during the first conversation. We could already feel the stress lift from our shoulders and our blood pressure go down. We wanted to be able to relax and enjoy our wedding day, and handing all the details over to Lisa and her team allowed us the freedom to do just that. She made sure everyone was moving/dancing to the same tune. It was very best wedding decision we made.
When my husband and I first got engaged, our initial reaction was obviously excitement. But our next reaction was, "Crap. Now we have to plan a wedding. We both work long hours, have no idea what we're doing and are master procrastinators. Maybe we should just elope..."
Then there was Lisa. Hiring her for her full planning services was the best decision we could have made, and we've been telling everyone who will listen. Run, don't walk, to meet her. Knowing she was in our corner gave us the freedom and confidence to try out ideas that we would never have gone for otherwise because it was too much work or too logistically difficult and time-consuming. She helped us book vendors who we loved working with at prices that fit in our tight budget. She took care of every detail and learned exactly what we liked. She made every decision seem simple, which was a big deal for me as someone who gets easily overwhelmed with these things. The whole process went from stressful to fun, which is the way it should be! Our wedding day was pure magic and stress-free bliss. She made everyone involved feel at ease with her confidence and skill, and also made everyone laugh with her bubbly personality. My family and friends are still talking about how wonderful she was and how beautiful everything looked. And having gotten to know her better and working so closely over the last year, we now see Lisa as a friend as well and were honored to have her as our JP for our ceremony.
Before meeting Lisa, I had seen too many movies and TV shows that made me think wedding planners weren't for "regular" people like us, that getting help from a professional was a luxury and not a necessity. Now I know better and want everyone to know that it's SO worth it to hire someone for the entire process, but not just anyone- you need Lisa at Creative Concepts! Thank you Lisa and your whole team for giving us the wedding of our dreams!
LISA IS AMAZING!!! Do not waste one minute considering whether or not you should book this vendor, because there is no question! I can't imagine my wedding without Lisa and Creative Concepts! My wedding day was absolutely perfect....and it rained all day, which is obviously a testament to the one and ONLY thing Lisa couldn't control. Lisa made the wedding planning process seemly painless from start to finish, and anything I wasn't knowledgeable about, Lisa took care of effortlessly. My guests raved about Lisa for at least a week after the wedding, so you can only imagine the impression she left on everyone. I am truly grateful to Lisa and her team for taking such good care of our wedding party, guests and vendors until the very end of the evening. Creative Concepts is a MUST HAVE :)
We didn't think we needed a planner until it got closer and we realized how daunting it was becoming. Lisa really understood us and worked with our vision to truly make the day perfect. I even work in the wedding Industry and can safely say without her we wouldn't have had the wedding we did. Hands down Lisa and her team are the most professional, sweet, and creative people I've had the privilege of knowing. They are the best. Don't settle for anyone else.
I can't say enough about Lisa, she made our special day extra special. We had a small wedding ceremony at our house, and we felt like she was part of our family. Her amazing personality and presentation warmed the room, and all of our quests loved her. I highly recommend Lisa, and consider her a great friend after being part of our wedding. We will never forget our ceremony, and love the printed binder and roses she gave us to commemorate the day.
Lisa was simply amazing! She was our Justice of the Peace for our ceremony. We got married in December during the first decent size snow storm of the year. She called me to let me know she would get there no matter what! It was so easy to connect with her right off the bat. During our planning she was so helpful guiding us. She gave us so many suggestions and examples and worked with us to put together a ceremony that reflected our style. We spoke several times before the wedding and I knew if we needed her for anything, she would respond immediately. She is charismatic, has a great presence in the room and made our ceremony perfect. She kept it light hearted, but meaningful. Our guests were very complimentary of the entire ceremony. We are so grateful for her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I absolutely recommend Creative Concepts by Lisa, if you are looking for a wedding planner. Lisa was the planner for my daughter's wedding a couple of weeks ago and she made the whole process a dream. She is super organized, friendly, fun and knowledgable. Her ability to recommend vendors who would be able to see our vision and make it happen was invaluable. There are so many decisions to be made while planning a wedding and she kept us on track with that through the 8 months of planning. She made it so easy. And when we had a little snag, she knew exactly how to handle it.
The wedding day she and her staff had everything under control. My daughter and I were able to relax knowing that everything would be perfect and it was. Many in the wedding party commented on what a great job she did on the day of the wedding, yet our guests were unaware of what she was doing behind the scenes.
Having Lisa help plan your wedding, I believe, will be worth every penny. Lisa is a real professional and I now consider her a dear friend.
I am always incredibly humbled when the brides family or friends takes time to write a review! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to submit these beautiful comments, it was a glorious day!!!!
Lisa is amazing! She made the whole process of planning my wedding incredibly easy and wayyyy less stressful than it ever could've been without her. Because of her, I didn't have to do any legwork on finding my vendors, since she was able to recommend people that she works with regularly and knows will do an outstanding job. That alone made hiring her well worth it, to say nothing of how easy and stress free my actual wedding day was, because I knew she was handling and coordinating everything.
Beyond that, she's incredibly warm and professional, and even though she works with multiple couples simultaneously, she always makes you feel like you're the only bride in the world. Because she's also a JP and we developed such a great working relationship, I was honored to have her officiate our ceremony as well. If I had to do it all over, I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again, she's the best!
Lindsay, you are too kind! What a lovely review! It was my pleasure, we had a great time planning and designing your day, and I thank you for trusting me so very much, and the process to bring your special day to fruition. Thank you and much love!, Lisa
I can't say enough good things about Lisa. We got married at the wadsworth this October and I was so nervous about everything coming together. I must say that the day ran completely flawlessly and I credit most of that to Lisa! I never worried about a thing the whole day and my wedding was even more picture perfect than I could have ever imaged. She really knows her stuff and she's smiling through it all! Highly highly recommend!! Thank you Lisa!!
We hired Lisa for month of wedding planning services and it was one of the best decisions my husband I made regarding our wedding! Lisa is passionate about her work and extremely dedicated to her clients. Lisa always went above and beyond for my husband and I and was always available to answer any questions we had. She is extremely responsive and would often respond only a minute or two after I sent her an email! Lisa is extremely knowledgeable with years of experience in the wedding industry and was able to guide my husband and I when making decisions regarding décor, vendors, the wedding day timeline, etc. We had our reception at a non-traditional venue and Lisa managed and executed everything the day of our wedding beautifully. Since our reception was at a unique venue, we had a large number of vendors including a caterer, baker, linen rental, glassware rental, florist, photographers, hair & make-up, DJ, transportation, venue manager etc. Lisa personally introduced herself to each of our vendors early in the planning process and ensured all of our vendors were on the same the page by consistently communicating with them on our behalf leading up to the wedding.
I consider myself a very organized person and Lisa exceeded my expectations in this area. She is extremely organized and detail oriented and my husband and I always felt confident we were in good hands. Lisa is always smiling and her positivity and laughter are infectious! She was able to bring a smile to my face and alleviate much of the stress of the wedding planning process. Lisa was invaluable, and she would be an asset to any bride's wedding vendor team!
I am thrilled you were happy with our Month of Event Coordination Package! We certainly try to be as comprehensive as possible! It was a stunning fall day and I am so looking forward to sharing your beautiful images! Thank you both for including us on this special day to remember! HUGS! Lisa
Phenomenal service from beginning to end! Lisa is the greatest thing that happened to my husband Gerard and I! It all started a little less than a year before our planned wedding date (9/24/16). We wanted an outdoor wedding and we were going to use our friend's house/backyard for the occasion (we thought we were saving money). When Gerard just bluntly asked if we were going to save money, Lisa responded with a "no", which broke our hearts a little bit because we had already booked our DJ for 9/24/16. We thought it would be too late not only to find a venue, but to find a venue that would fit our rustic theme that we wanted so dearly.
Lisa gladly helped us out, by making a few calls and luckily found The Owenego in Branford, CT that was available on 9/24/16! When that happened, it was seriously smooth sailing all the way to the wedding! Lisa knew exactly what we wanted almost as if we had known each other forever. Which is another thing, Lisa is personable, welcoming, loving, caring and treats you as if you're part of her family! She makes you feel like you're right at home, and all questions are welcomed! I can't say enough great things about Lisa, she did so much for us...making phone calls, answering emails, fixing last minute errors, we can't thank her enough.
Our wedding couldn't be more perfect. Lisa was our JOP and the ceremony was breathless; too beautiful for words. She did an exceptional job! From the weather to the ceremony, to the decorations to the packed dance floor all night, it couldn't have been done without Lisa and her team! She was worth every penny and I would recommend her and her team in a heartbeat!
Love you Lisa!
- Mr. & Mrs. St.George
You are family now! LOL I adore you so very much, I look forward to seeing and hearing all your amazing adventures as husband and wife! YOU ROCK! Love to you both and thank you for the kind words!!!!!
As the mother of the groom, I wanted to help in the wedding planning but wasn't sure of my role. Our bride was very capable and organized and had already engaged most of the vendors but she was feeling overwhelmed. I hired Lisa as a gift to her to help with the final details the month of the wedding. Lisa and her team were great and went above and beyond to make sure the wedding went off without a hitch. From my side of the aisle, Lisa helped to calm things down and give us all a realistic perspective on the wedding day. I have since recommended Lisa to 2 of my close friends who are planning weddings within the next year.
I was so very honored to receive your call to assist in your son's and daughter in laws special day! It meant the world to be on the team, and I can't thank you enough for the referrals! They have called and I look forward to helping more fabulous couples in 2017!
There’s no way to express my gratitude for the exquisite wedding that Lisa planned for us. Thanks to Lisa and her lovely team, my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy the most amazing day of our lives. Hands down CCBL was the best decision we made in our wedding process; we could not have pulled this wedding together without Lisa! She is the hardest working woman I have ever known and is so on top of everything, that you never have to worry. Her attention to detail, organization, expertise, and relationships with vendors is truly outstanding. Lisa makes you feel as though you're the only wedding she is planning (while she was planning 10+ others during our wedding month!), as she responds to emails at lightning speed, is never too busy to take a call, makes herself available for meetings at your convenience, and always has a creative solution or recommendation at the tip of her tongue based on her years of experience.
The day of our wedding we were blown away by the cohesion and beauty in every aspect of the day. Even our bridal party and guests of the wedding fell in love with Lisa instantly, as she radiates her passion and enthusiasm and is always warm and engaging, like part of the family. Everything was handled flawlessly, from the flow of the timeline, to decor setup, the personalized attention given to myself and my husband (her team made sure we ate!) accommodating specific guest's needs, and putting out a few small fires. The second I pulled up to the venue and saw Lisa's smiling face, my nerves were calmed and I knew everything was going to be perfect. She is your go-to in planning a once in a lifetime event. Thank you Lisa and the CCBL team for making the most important day of our lives absolutely unforgettable!
This review was so amazing! I am honored and humbled by the love this family shared with me! So incredible! Thank you!!!!