Recommended by 99%
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Kara · Married on 10/20/2018
Best money spent, highly recommend
Vanessa and Gabby are wonderful! They got our vision from day 1, and did everything possible to make it come to life. When I had a difficult time finding a florist who could meet our needs, they were able to recommend the perfect florist who did an amazing job. We had a fairly complicated wedding set-up needing multiple vendors. They worked with the vendors to ensure we had everything needed and coordinated the walk-through, timing of set-up, and tear-down with all of them. Before the wedding, they sent a very professional timeline to all of the vendors and to us to distribute to the wedding party, which was extremely helpful. On our wedding day, they were imperative to keeping us on schedule.Sent on 11/03/2018
Overall, I highly recommend DFDesigns. This is probably the best money you will spend on your wedding, they are worth every penny!
Kylie Ramsland · Married on 08/31/2019
If you are looking for a wedding planner we highly recommend Dailey Forte Designs! They helped us create a venue at my parents family lake house bringing in multiple different vendors from different areas and the wedding day went seamlessly (and was also the best day ever!). They handled everything the day of the wedding- from organizing all the vendors, helping us stick to the timeline, decorating tables, helping with floral arrangements, adding chalk board signs- they go above and beyond to make your day perfect.Sent on 09/04/2019
They are extremely professional, respond quickly and have great ideas and input throughout the whole planning process. They are very detail oriented and your biggest advocates so the big day goes smoothly!
Nora Ezzat · Married on 08/10/2019
Flawless and Stressless Wedding
Gabby and Vanessa were absolutely amazing! Our venue required that we have a day of planner to ensure that things ran seamlessly on our side. After interviewing and evaluating several planners and coordinators in the DC area, it was clear that Dailey Forte Designs was our first choice. They were so easy to work with and listened to what we wanted without any judgment or inputting their opinion (unless we asked!). They were so fantastic during the last month with coordinating all of the remaining details that I just did not care to take care of anymore! On the actual day there could’ve been several mishaps and I would’ve never known because everything was taken care of professionally. Seriously do yourself a favor and hire them - their work is so underrated. Everything they took care of really helped me relax and bring my mind at ease when I was going crazy with planning. They’re fantastic!Sent on 08/15/2019
carol · Married on 07/06/2019
Amazing wedding planner!!
I think I don't have words to say how happy im with their services. Beside my husband, they were my best decision in all this wedding process. I'm a OCD person and I found my perfect match with them.. details, attention, responsible..they exceed my expectations!!Sent on 07/08/2019
They reply email fast, they really take care of you and the day of the wedding the were the boss. I trust them with my eyes closed and I will be always greatful with them..to create my special day!
Beth · Married on 06/14/2019
On Top of It!
Working with Gabby and Vanessa was amazing. I was a very "particular" bride and wanted things a certain way. They totally understood my vision, and how to execute it. My wedding day was perfect because of them - I had zero stress! They took care of everything - everything and everyone was in the right place at the right time. I could enjoy my day, and really take it all in, knowing they had everything else under control. I could not recommend them more! Book them now!Sent on 07/08/2019
Mary Jo · Married on 05/04/2019
Wedding planning pre-event and day of event service.
Gabby helped us plan the event. We were in touch every step and the vendors she recommended were great. Vanessa was our point person on the day and she was calm and organized. They made things so easy!Sent on 05/09/2019
Kevin B. · Married on 05/04/2019
Gab and Vanessa were a delight to work with. They helped us stay on schedule both before and during the big day. I highly recommended using them to help with any and everything you need for that special day.Sent on 09/05/2019
Hannah · Married on 10/06/2018
We could not have been happier with Gabby and Vanessa from Daily Forte Designs! They worked with us within our 1-month plan to help us align all vendors, check last minute boxes and ease into our wedding day with minimal anxiety. They were an extremely hands-on and helpful presence on the day-of and made sure we did not have to worry about the details as we were enjoying our day! We would highly recommend using them, especially if you are anxious about having fast responses and frequent communication!Sent on 10/22/2018
Bridget · Married on 08/04/2018
When we started the wedding planning process I never anticipated needing a wedding coordinator but hiring Vanessa and Gabby was the best decision we made. While we only scheduled them as day of coordinators, they assisted us throughout the entire planning process. They checked in regularly to make sure we were on track with everything and were able to recommend different vendors to us. Once we had all of our vendors selected they worked with them to create a timeline that kept our day running incredibly smoothly. They also ran our rehearsal to further ensure the day went as planned. The best part about having Vanessa and Gabby was knowing that our reception was set up exactly as we wanted it. Our venue was a very large space so there were a lot of ways to do things but everything was arranged exactly as we pictured it. I Your wedding day definitely has the potential to be stressful but with Gabby and Vanessa we were able to fully relax and enjoy our day.Sent on 08/27/2018
Sarah · Married on 06/01/2018
Gabby and Vanessa were absolutely the best team to work with! They are not only awesome people, they were resourceful and on top of everything the day of. I highly recommend them for any and all of your planning needs.Sent on 06/15/2018
Cheri · Married on 04/21/2018
Vanessa and Gabby made sure my daughter’s wedding went smooth. They handled all the decorating that we wanted and the timeline of events. I was able to enjoy the celebration of the day stress free! They exceeded our expectations!Sent on 04/25/2018
Maria · Married on 04/07/2018
Having Vanessa and Gabby with us on my daughter’s wedding day was the best thing we could have done! Aside from being warm and personable they are the utmost professionals! They understood our vision and setup the room for us beautifully! And they were there to keep things on track, which allowed us to enjoy the day even more!Sent on 04/09/2018
Liz · Married on 03/10/2018
Vanessa & Gabby did an incredible job with my wedding. From helping create the design vision, to coordinating the vendors & keeping the entire day flowing without issues, they executed perfectly. There is no way my day would have flowed so well without them. Throughout the process they listened to what I wanted and were able to lead me to make the right choices and they took care of all of my concerns. We could not have been happier with their service!Sent on 03/13/2018
Kelsey · Married on 02/17/2018
I LOVE Vanessa and Gabby! I reached out to them 3 weeks before my wedding with a ton of stress after losing my coordinator the night before. One of my coworkers connected us and it was one of the best decisions I made for the wedding overall! As a bride and also someone working in the event industry, the professionalism and attentiveness was something I really appreciated. Having someone to connect the dots between all of my vendors and venue made it easier for me to focus on the "fun" things and enjoy the last few weeks being engaged.Sent on 03/05/2018
On the day of the wedding, I was so relaxed and everything went better than I could have possibly imagined - especially considering I had a pretty large wedding (260 people). Vanessa, who was on site, was literally the only person that continually asked me and my husband if we needed anything at all (our other "helpers" were too busy having fun at the wedding).
I highly recommend them!
Heller · Married on 11/11/2017
Wow! These two ladies are superb. Great ideas, always on top of everything, responsive and the result was an absolutely beautiful wedding. Would absolutely use them again!Sent on 11/13/2017
Keely · Married on 08/19/2017
I cannot recommend Vanessa and Gabby enough! When we first started planning for our wedding, we did not expect to use a coordinator. However, the stars aligned and we were introduced to the Dailey Forte team a few months prior to our wedding date. Looking back, it was a no brainer to hire them! They understood our vision from the beginning - they knew that we had most of our vendors and details planned, but they were able to provide the guidance we needed to help us cross the finish line. I felt much more relaxed on my wedding day knowing that they were there to deal with any issues that may have popped up. They were very professional, always quick to respond and were able to work with us and our budget. I would recommend them to any Baltimore bride looking for an incredible wedding coordinator team!Sent on 09/08/2017
Maggie · Married on 10/08/2016
Vanessa and Gabby worked with my groom and I for our wedding day coordination/set up as well as our rehearsal at Gramercy Mansion in Maryland. To say the least, these two were UNBELIEVABLE! They had smiles on their faces all night long and made the groom, myself, and our families feel so special! Not only were they able to keep a large bridal party under control and keep the night moving smoothly but they were also able to resolve some last minute timeline changes flawlessly. They worked beautifully with our other vendors.Sent on 10/10/2016
My groom and I had a decent amount of DIY items to set up at our venue. Gabby and Vanessa reviewed these with us multiple times, what items will need to be set up and where. They continued to be incredibly organized even as my mind changed every other day about what I wanted. They also made suggestions to what would work well and what wouldn't. My groom and I asked them to make executive decisions on where to place candles, etc to create an ambiance. The final product was AMAZING. They created the most romantic setting we could have imagined!!
At the end of the night, these ladies helped clean the venue, organize our DIY items to be packed up to take home, and left us some food in our suite to chow down on. They also left us some adorable cookies and a bottle of wine, gifted from them, to enjoy as a married couple. This gesture was unbelievably sweet and once again showed their focus on myself and the groom.
If you are looking for wedding planners that show true excitement and happiness for you and your groom/bride, professionalism, organization, tasteful suggestions and vendor recommendations, please pick Dailey Forte Designs!!!!! ?????? We loved them!!!
Kristen · Married on 09/24/2016
Vanessa and Gabby went over and beyond throughout the entire planning process. At our very first meeting, they asked so many detailed questions that I never wouldn't have thought of, they showed genuine interest in our relationship, and our priorities and visions for the big day. They ensured there was clarity in expectations so that lines weren't crossed and we were all on the same page at all times. They made each vendor meeting so much less stressful. On our wedding day, I had no worries except to enjoy my time! Gabby spent her morning setting up at the venue and Vanessa stayed with the bridesmaids and I to help make sure we didn't stray from the timeline. They were the points of contact for each vendor and if there were any hiccups, I didn't even know! They make the planning and execution of a wedding seem easy! I would recommend them to all of my friends and family!!Sent on 10/30/2017
Wendy · Married on 09/17/2016
I don't know where to start besides Dailey Forte Designs saved our wedding. No matter the event, no matter how much you think you can plan on your own, their experience and professionalism is a necessity when planning an important event. I thought I had everything worked out, but I was oblivious and lost until I sat down with Vanessa and Gabbey. After meeting with Dailey Forte, I realized trying to plan a wedding on my own was not the best decision- especially for the fact that I had dreamed of this day for so long and wanted it to be perfect. I found when trying to plan a wedding I felt like everyone wanted a piece of my wallet and I often felt at the mercy of exorbitant wedding prices. When working with Vanessa and Gabbey, they were patient, listened to what I was saying and never laughed at me when I told them what I wanted (like they should have). They assisted with every last, little, specific detail; from the decorations to the flowers, from the timeline to the day of set up, but most importantly communicating and organizing with our vendors (along with providing some great vendor contacts). I felt like I finally had someone on my side and they made sure I was getting the services from vendors that I was paying for. They gave me many suggestions and ideas for everything you could think of- centerpieces, vendors, the flow of day/night, transportation, etc. The time and attention that is needed for an event to go smoothly, especially a wedding, can only be given by those who are professionals and have done it before. I told Dailey Forte exactly what I wanted and they delivered. There is no price tag that can be put on the what they did for our big day. I reccomend them to anyone who wants their event to go exactly as they invisioned and planned. As much as you'd like to think you can, trust me, you can't plan it on your own- and why would you try and take the chance when you could work with Dailey Forte Designs.Sent on 09/21/2016
jeffrey · Married on 09/17/2016
We started off trying to do the wedding planning on our own. It was stressful and we never felt like we got anywhere. Thank fully we meet Vanessa and Gabby and their professionalism and knowledge took over and we got the wedding of our dreams. They thoroughly covered everything from start to finish even the smallest decorating details Could not recommend Dailey Forte Designs any higher. Exceptional, Professional 10/10!!!!!Sent on 09/20/2016
User4325578 · 2+ years ago
To all couples considering Dailey Forte Design; you've come to the right place. You will find your idea, requests, and needs heard and attended to with great dedication and precise execution. You will feel as if they read your mind and laid it out across your event. They will answer all emails or calls with the same dedication. They will be with you from the beginning to beyond the end. They're simply amazingly talented individuals who seem to truly love what they're doing - and that is the most important quality of event planners, designers, and coordinators. Enjoy.Sent on 04/15/2016
Dee · Married on 05/31/2014
On behalf of my husband and I, thank you for helping us pull off a fantastic first birthday party for my son! I received many compliments (especially from experienced moms) on how wonderful everything looked and presented. It was rewarding to see that all of our collaborative efforts from our initial consultation, countless emails and texts, and final touches paid off! Both Vanessa and Gabby were professional and courteous, and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a design team that aims to please.Sent on 10/27/2017
We also wanted to thank Ariel's entertainment team for being great a great choice for the kids. They were very nice and professional, and we could tell the parent's enjoyed themselves since the kids were so occupied with face painting, pumpkin painting, and storytime. They even helped with cleanup, and were so gracious before leaving.
Lastly, your strong recommendation for Susan Hornyak as the photographer was great! She was just a joy to work with, and her pictures came out great. It can be difficult to capture candid moments with family, friends, and kids, but she got some pretty great shots!
Again, the decor, the theme, the ambiance, was appreciated by all. Your recommendations were lovely, and your coordination with the Turnhouse led to a well executed event! Thank you again for all your hard work and support- we hope to get a chance to work with you both again in the future!
Caitlin · Married on 10/19/2013
My husband and I hired Gabby and Vanessa as a gift to my sister and her fiancé. This was by far the best wedding gift we have ever given! I would frequently receive texts from my sister throughout the planning process saying "These girls are great at their jobs!" and we are not the easiest ladies to please. The ladies of DF Designs are true professionals who invested themselves in all of the little details of my sister's special day. For example, they were very helpful in coordinating a surprise for the bride & groom...the delivery of a classic skeeball machine to be played during the reception! On the day of the wedding, they ensured that the agreed upon timeline was followed and assisted with the little details that made such a big difference for the families of the bride and groom. Gabby and Vanessa even took over the seating of my grandmother who is wheelchair bound so that my parents did not have to worry about this before the ceremony. After the reception, they went above and beyond by gathering floral arrangements to give guests as they departed and packed up all of the bride and groom's items. My sister and her new husband were able to hop on the shuttle and head to the after party without having to worry about a thing! Their assistance truly allowed all members of the bridal party and the couple's families to enjoy their day with minimal stress....a tough job for a wedding. I highly recommend that you book Dailey Forte Designs for your upcoming events and maybe even consider gifting their services like we did! You will not be sorry!Sent on 08/17/2018
Alex · Married on 11/21/2012
Vanessa and Gabby were great! They have managed very efficiently (12) different vendors with the highest level of professionalism and responsibility. We would not be able to handle all of them and enjoy the wedding without their help.Sent on 05/31/2018
Thanks a lot ladies!!!
User6839718 · 2+ years ago
Coming from the industry I'm very hard to please; gabby and vanessa have exceeded my expectations. Their attention to detail and quick response was second to none. I would recommend this team to anyone without a second thought. If your looking for perfection look no further.Sent on 06/14/2016