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Shikha · Married on 05/19/2019
Our Royal Wedding
Brides, if you are looking to book Denise for your big day, I wouldn't hesitate even for a second. Hands down, the best decision we've made.Sent on 08/27/2019
My husband and I are both originally from Chicago but we decided to have our wedding in the Bay Area as we fell in love here. Being the control freak that I am, I decided to originally tackle the wedding planning myself. About 6 months in of planning while working my full time job, I was so completely overwhelmed and exhausted. Cue in, the best decision I made in the wedding planning process! I interviewed a few wedding planners but Denise immediately stood out. I hired her for partial planning which included set check in calls a few months out, bi weekly as we got closer, and every single day as our wedding day approached. As the day approached, my stress levels decreased as my trust in Denise grew.
Given our wedding weekend involved 4 different events, there were sooo many moving pieces which involved constant coordination. Denise and her team handled it with absolute ease. Everything ran on time and smoothly at every single event - we got SO many compliments from guests who were so happy that the Sangeet started on time, baraat didn't run late, the ceremony was wrapped up early (which never happens in long Indian weddings), and that the dinners was served on time. My husband and I also appreciated how Denise looked out for us the entire weekend. She made it a point to bring us food after the ceremony and during our reception to make sure we were taken care of, listened to all our needs and executed them flawlessly. Denise is truly the reason that my husband and I could enjoy every moment of our wedding events to the fullest extent. Our parents were also able to relax and enjoy our events because coordination was being taken care of so well.
Denise's passion, drive, and execution is unparalleled and I want to thank her and her team for helping us create such happy memories for us. I would recommend her & her team wholeheartedly to any bride looking for a seamless and beautiful wedding experience. Thank you for everything Denise!
Natalie Leung · Married on 01/19/2019
Fairytale Wedding Comes True
Denise and her team are exceptional to work with. I only interviewed one wedding planner and the moment we met Denise, we knew we would be in good hands because I am a A type and so is she, therefore we both know we get stuff done! :) I did partial planning with Denise and having her guidance was so helpful through my whole wedding planning process. She a great listener, super sharp, solution provider and is always there when you need her at anytime. Through stressful times, she kept us calm and made us realize that things were not as bad as them seemed! She also has great taste and has great expertise in design and built great relationships working with other vendors. The day of our wedding, we had some last minute situations that came up and she and her team handled everything so well. My husband and I got to enjoy every moment of our wedding stress free and we got to eat everything! I truly miss working with Denise, but now we have became friends and I'm so glad I picked her to be my wedding planner. Denise and her team are one of a kind, I would pick them all over again in a heartbeat!Sent on 03/27/2019
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Aww thank you so much!!!! Loved being your wedding planner! It means so very much to us that you trusted our team!
Joypreet Kaur · Married on 12/30/2018
Unforgettable Sikh Punjabi Indian Wedding
A professional wedding coordinator is one of the best investments that a bride and groom can make for their wedding. I cannot begin to imagine how we could have celebrated our traditional Punjabi Sikh wedding events without Denise and the Royal Engagement team. Most Indian and Pakistani weddings are very complex, and consist of multiple events over a period of 4 to 8 days or longer sometimes, and for each event, there are decorators, photographers, videographers, musicians and/or DJs, food caterers, make up artists, hair stylists, drivers, florists, dress makers and tailors, and so on, and so on. Denise Lillie and the Royal Engagements team were a tremendous help to us in the final month of our wedding.Sent on 02/19/2019
My now-husband was reluctant to hire a wedding coordinator, and it took a lot of time to convince him, by which point, we were only about one month away from the start of the wedding. Even with such a limited timeframe, Denise was still willing and able to take over almost all aspects of the wedding planning, which was a huge relief to us. Denise and team Royal Engagements are very reliable and proactive. I was the bride, I am white / Caucasian, from an Irish-American Catholic family; the groom, my now-husband, is Punjabi Sikh, he and all his family from Northern India. Our wedding could be described as intercaste, or interracial, or intercultural, etc, although all of our events and rituals were of the Punjabi Sikh and Indian tradition, and our wedding ceremony was in the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose, as I converted to that faith.
I really wish that we had hired Denise sooner, but that was our mistake. If there had been more time, Denise and her team could have taken over literally every detail. It was not possible to take over everything in such a short amount of time because there were so, so, so many events and vendors, and so many to-do lists, papers, schedules, accommodations, cars, houses, apartments, shops, salons, online retailers, shipped packages, so many guests and family, and international arrivals both people and packages from India, Canada and Pakistan. My goal as the bride was to relax; I did not want to have to deal with planning, and especially last minute errands or lots of phone calls. I just wanted to enjoy my wedding and enjoy hosting our love ones and people we care about; also, I wanted to be pampered like a traditional Punjabi Sikh bride, and not stress about anything. This is where Denise was very sympathetic; she came and took all the burden away from the me, so that I could just relax and enjoy being the bride.
Denise is very skilled at respectfully interacting with individuals of all types of personalities, cultures, religious faiths, races/ ethnicities, genders, ages, and moral attitudes. To put it lightly, not everyone accepts the concept of a wedding coordinator, especially in traditional Indian culture, where --at least in my experience -- it is expected that the bride's and groom's family members do everything. There were countless conflicting opinions and disagreements about how the wedding should be, and how the bride and groom should act, and so on. Sometimes, my now-husband, as well as some of our Punjabi Indian family members, even a few of our Punjabi friends, would challenge Denise or confront her (which they were never supposed to do); other times, some of our Punjabi Indian family members wanted to take charge of certain aspects of the wedding (like the ladies' henna, for example) and were very reluctant to work with a professional wedding coordinator. However, during such times, Denise was able to skillfully navigate through these difficult interpersonal situations, to reassure everyone with positive and helpful responses, and, all the while also, to focus on the vendors, itineraries and to-do items for the wedding events.
Denise and the Royal Engagements team were able to prepare the South Hall for the pre-wedding ceremony breakfast and post-wedding ceremony lunch at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in San Jose. The South Hall is a multi-purpose room, sometimes used for children activities, other times used for education classes, still other times used as a cafeteria and reception room. For our wedding ceremony breakfast and lunch, which would occur there, we wanted the South Hall to be converted into a traditional Sikh Langar Hall. Specifically, we wanted white sheets covering the entire floor (it was a very large room of more than 4,000 square feet of space), and atop the white sheets would be long strips of carpet for the guests to sit and eat their meals. In the Sikh faith, the religious participation in "Langar" is always done with everyone sitting on the floor to eat the meal. The preparations for the South Hall included a major clean up and moving of lots of random furniture, then hanging an end-to-end curtain 50 feet wide and 16 feet tall to conceal all that random furniture and clutter. The morning of the wedding ceremony, Denise and her team were arriving at my apartment at 4:30 AM to get my hair and make up started, as well as my mom and sisters, with the hair and makeup team, and then they went driving to the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib around 5:30 AM to finish the preparations and make sure that the South Hall was ready for the decorators and caterers. Ultimately, Denise and the Royal Engagements team completed the transformation of the South Hall into a beautiful Langar Hall. Better still, is that Denise knew and had already worked with most of our vendors (caterer, photographer, decorator), and therefore the coordination of the wedding ceremony events at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib went smoothly, as planned. Denise is an honest person, and she truly wants to be helpful to people. We definitely recommend Denise and Royal Engagements for Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Hindu wedding events including Sangeet, Mehendi / Mehandi, ceremony, and reception party.
Brittney Dang · Married on 10/28/2018
The Royal Treatment!
We honestly couldn’t have pulled off our wedding without Denise! In the beginning, we had ideas but no direction. Denise managed to help us refine our ideas and really helped us create the #crazyrichasianwedding experience. Never once as a bride did I panic when I knew that Denise was around because she was so connected and had everything under control. She was always available to us whenever we had questions or rather questionable ideas (from my now husband). She respected our cultural traditions and did such a great job helping us really highlight them.Sent on 12/15/2018
When it came to our wedding day, my husband and I really felt like we were royalty. As opposed to us having to handle vendors and directing guests, Denise and her team took charge of that task so we can actually eat the food at our wedding and enjoy ourselves.
It was truly a night that we will never forget and we can never thank her and her team enough for making our day so special! Everyone is STILL talking about the wedding and were even asking who our wedding planner was!!!
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Oh my goodness! I loved working you and your families!!! I was truly an amazing #crazyrichasians EPIC experience... Love you guys!!!!
Nina Sudarsan · Married on 09/15/2018
Denise at d.Royal Engagements will give you a wedding better than you could have ever imagined!
If you want the wedding of your dreams, work with Denise and her team at d.Royal Engagements. You will be so taken care of, you will have the most personalized and tailored service, and, as a HUGE bonus, you will get to plan your wedding with hilarious, sweet, and kind Denise. PLEASE benefit from the extensive research, vetting, phone interviews, etc etc etc that I already did and that all led me to Denise!! Our beautiful, seamless, dream wedding was three months ago, and it still feels impossible to try to put into words how grateful we are to her.Sent on 12/17/2018
We worked with Denise to plan our multi-day, blended Hindu/Christian destination wedding in the Bay Area. We live on the east coast and our parents are in the midwest and the south, so we really relied on Denise to be our major point of contact and coordination in every way. To add to the distance, we also had three separate events at two locations: our Friday night Sangeet/Mehndi was at a hotel venue (where all of our guests were staying), our Saturday morning wedding ceremony was at a vineyard about 45 minutes from the hotel, and finally our Saturday night reception was back at the hotel. If that sounds complicated, it's because it was! I promise you - nothing is too much or too complicated for Denise.
First, Denise put together the very best vendor team for us and for our wedding. Her recommendation is all you need, and it's impossible to overstate how comforting and how much time you will save when you know that you can trust your wedding planner implicitly. Denise is honest about each vendor's strengths and their weaknesses - even the ones she loves and works with all of the time. In the end, Denise matched us with the absolute best people for our specific vision (not just a cookie cutter wedding) - drawing on her extensive experience, contacts, and instinct. We really feel like we had the best of the best for EVERYTHING - food, decor, flowers, music, mehndi, hair/makeup, photography, videography, etc.
Second, because we all live out of town, we had to get a lot done during the few times we were able to visit San Francisco leading up to the wedding. Denise put together amazing and efficient power-planning weekends. She maximized the number of vendors we were able to meet with and ensured we left town with all of the information we needed. It is hard to imagine planning a destination wedding without Denise’s organizational prowess.
Third, Denise did so much more than help us plan our wedding in the weeks and months leading up to the big day. She was also a coordinator to make sure all of the wedding components came together seamlessly during the weekend itself. From making detailed schedules with vendors to make sure they were set up when they needed to be, to running all over town to pick up last minute pieces of decor, wine, and cocktail ingredients, Denise took so much off our plate. We were able enjoy the events as they occurred, confident that Denise was running everything behind the scenes. As an example, our priest accidentally drove back to the city after our ceremony before signing our marriage license. Neither our parents nor we had any idea this had happened until weeks later. Denise had one of her assistants slip out, meet the priest, and get the license signed before anyone noticed it was missing. That is the kind of last-minute unforeseeable accident that could unduly stress out the bride and groom and their families on the day of the wedding. With Denise, you don’t have to worry about it! We can’t tell you how much our guests gushed about how smoothly everything went.
Fourth, because of the scale of our wedding, it was very important to us to get the best price possible for each aspect of the weekend. Denise doubled as a skilled negotiator in helping to get prices down whenever possible by leveraging her relationships with vendors and deep knowledge of what the market rates are. When Denise told us we had gotten the best deal possible, we knew it was true. And when Denise told us something or someone was worth splurging on (always with a recommendation for how to accommodate that in the budget), we trusted her opinion.
We could not have been more pleased with Denise and the role she played in making our wedding perfect. She has an eye for design, a talent for learning what her clients like and what they don’t like, an incredibly friendly disposition, and the strength of personality to bring together dozens of vendors, hundreds of guests, and a VERY type-A couple. We recommend Denise without reservation. We love and miss you Denise!!
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Nina and Mark!!! I’m so speechless..thank you for the epically kind words... of course you’d form your review as a legal argument.... I miss you guys so much already and feel so honored to have shared this experience with you!
Kanika · Married on 04/28/2018
Denise was my first choice when selecting a wedding coordinator for my sisters wedding! Six months out, the family was at their wits ends trying to make decision and I knew then that it was time to bring in the experts! I had worked with Denise and her team before at a corporate event and her work was impeccable. Just as expected, Denise dropped by the house one evening for a consult with the bride (my sister) and our parents and they loved her just as much as I do! She helped us make two large decisions on that same evening and set my sister up with the resources she needed to make all the small decisions. She checked in every few weeks and as we got closer to the wedding events, she started taking over the responsibilities and took over all communication with the other vendors. She confirmed and re-confirmed all the details and kept us in the loop throughout. She even went out of her way and checked in on the events that were at our house to make sure everything ran smoothly. Suffice it to say, all of our events went smoothly and with little to no hiccups. My sister said hiring Denise was the best decision we made!Sent on 07/09/2018
What's great about Denise is that she gives her honest opinion and will give you her expert advice on everything you bring to her. If you want to spend $1000 on something extravagant and she knows she can get it done in $500 - she'll tell you! She'll also tell you when it's necessary to splurge and when it's ok to hold back. Her years in the industry have definitely brought her all kinds of situations and experiences and it makes her an all-rounder!
If you're looking for a wedding coordinator/designer who you can TRUST with your vision, who can help you ENHANCE your vision, and who can truly work WITH you, look no further! Trust me, you won't regret it!
Har G · Married on 12/17/2017
This review is long overdue! I totally completely and wholeheartedly agree with all of the other reviews posted here. I hired Denise for my wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made. First of all our wedding was a luxury wedding that lasted a week long including two big Indian Sikh Punjabi families. She was responsive, creative, very respectful to what everyone wanted, and most importantly fun to work with. Very easy going and easy to talk to. The best part was she included unlimited text communication. I felt like I was constantly texting her on WhatsApp and Instagram every time I got inspired about a new wedding idea, not only did she keep track of it but she was always excited to hear for me. The most complicated part about our wedding she handled with ease And grace. A week before our wedding week we had to postpone ...Denise handled all of our vendors and closed everything out leaving us in a good place to pick up our wedding six months later, keeping most of our deposits to be reused with many of the same vendors. Since then we have had her plan and decorated my baby shower and daughters first birthday party( which was like another mini reception(125 people)-Indian style). Definitely will continue to use Denise and Denise Lili engagements for all of our family events and functions. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. book her! You won’t regret it!Sent on 10/06/2019
Rebecca · Married on 09/16/2017
If you need a wedding planner, Denise and her team are there for you! I highly recommend Denise! I was planning a wedding on top of - selling a house, buying a house, volunteering on the weekends, and working full time. Can you say chaos??? Pure chaos. Denise kept me on track and kept my focus to certain tasks instead of being overwhelmed with the full picture. On the rehearsal dinner and day of, she and her team took care of EVERYTHING!! I knew she said she would, but to actually not lift a finger on my wedding day was fantastic! Everything went smoothly! Even during the reception when we had to last minute tweak some timelines to accommodate our elderly guests, she figured it out in a snap and made it happen. Thank you, Denise!!Sent on 10/19/2017
Morgan Smith · Married on 08/20/2017
Denise was absolutely amazing. We used her for full service planning and she took care of everything. She set us up with great vendors in our price point, kept us on budget and on task, and executed our vision perfectly. I can't thank Denise enough for planning the absolute perfect day!Sent on 01/05/2019
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Awww thank you so much for the kind words!!! So lovely up work with you both!! So appreciateD the change to support you vision ...Our pleasure!
Jonathan · Married on 07/29/2017
Denise truly blew our expectations of a wedding coordinator out of the water. When we started looking for a coordinator, we assumed we would mostly be using the for the month leading up to the wedding. Denise went far beyond that, meeting with us regularly to make sure our vision for the wedding was on track. One amazing thing about Denise is that it is clear she can work with all types of people. However, for us, it was very necessary to have someone who is not afraid to say what she thinks and not afraid to take the lead for the big day when the time is right. Denise was so supportive of everything we wanted, but she also gave us great ideas and suggestions when we weren't certain about some aspects of the wedding. She and her team were very, very professional throughout the whole experience. When it was time to pass the vendors on to Denise, she made us feel perfectly comfortable letting her handle everyone and everything. When our wedding day arrived, she and her team once again exceeded expectations. She anticipated our questions, solved potential issues before they even came up, and went out of her way to make us, our wedding party, and all of our guests feel wonderful. We knew we wanted to use Denise at our first meeting, but by the end of our wedding day, it was obvious that she was the perfect choice for us. If you meet with Denise, you will want her for your wedding! And if you haven't met with her, you should!Sent on 08/26/2017
Derek · Married on 06/17/2017
Denise and team are simply AMAZING! I had the pleasure to work with them for a June wedding in Napa. I worked with Denise to plan each detail leading up the the wedding day. Everything from start to finish she had it covered!! Planning is the most important part and she was not only extremely knowledgeable and helpful she was amazingly organized. She was responsive to my many calls, text, and emails. I even called her one time when she was out of the office to ask her questions regarding the timeline. She let me know that she was not in front of her computer at the moment and would get back to me if she had to... BUT!! She had everything memorized without event looking at the timeline and was able to get all my questions answered. IMPRESSIVE right! Day of: Wow! Everything came together so seamlessly. She designed every little detail of the wedding and it was a dream come true and the lighting that she recommended was definitely worth every penny.Sent on 07/03/2017
Orchid · Married on 06/03/2017
A wedding coordinator is one of the most stress-relieving investments you can make when planning a wedding, and we are so glad we had the opportunity to work with Denise! First of all, she does so much more than just coordinate the month before the wedding. As soon as we signed with her, we started having monthly check-in calls to review what had been done the previous month and what needed to be done the next month in order to stay on track. This is super helpful for brides with demanding jobs.Sent on 10/02/2017
Secondly, she is happy to make time for you any time you need it and help in any way she can – her main goal is to make sure you are happy and you love every minute of your wedding. Denise has a full team on the day of the wedding to make sure all goes smoothly and events happen on time – if there’s a hiccup, the team will take care of it! I knew from the start that everything would go perfectly – Denise is so organized and detailed, which I loved.
I love that Denise is super bubbly and has a positive outlook – no matter how crazy either of our schedules might be. I really enjoyed working with her and had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Denise and her team. We are so grateful for the beautiful memories we’ll cherish for years to come – thank you d. Royal Engagements!
Maartinique · Married on 02/18/2017
From our first conversation, our experience with d. Royal engagements was amazing. My wife and I both felt completely comfortable and at ease. It was as if we'd known each other for years. But of course we didn't, so we had learn each other, and work together and she turned our admittedly unsure vision into a wedding better than we could even imagine. Nothing goes perfectly and we didn't expect that, but Denise, (and on our wedding day, her staff too) was there to solve any problem (such as me forgetting the marriage license at the hotel) or present creative alternatives to help us reach our ultimate goal. We really couldn't have been happier with the service, communication, professionalism and overall experience provided by d. Royal engagements! Denise and her entire staff are amazing! There are not enough words to fully express our gratitude!Sent on 04/29/2017
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Oh we loved working with you both! So happy for you and honored to have been a part of your wedding day!
Margaret · Married on 11/05/2016
I cannot begin to tell you what an AMAZING person Denise was for my wedding! Without Denise, my wedding would not have run smoothly and we would not have been able to stick to our timeline. The work that she and her team did was incredible. I planned and booked everything for my wedding myself, but as the day got closer I realized I needed help for day-of coordination. I found Denise and had an awesome conversation with her. She took over all of my vendor coordination starting 6 weeks before my wedding. I had over 12 vendors so it was really great to have her coordinate with them. She also developed our entire day of timeline which was very extensive. She completely ran our wedding and day of services. My mom, family, bridesmaids, and I were all able to relax and get ready for the wedding without having to worry about any set-up or coordination. She set-up all decorations, chairs, and tables. She made sure that all of the vendors were on time and that we stuck to our timeline. Her main focus during the whole day was my husband and I and making sure we were happy and fed. My now husband surprised me with a performance during the reception (he is a drummer, and my other friends are musicians) and she worked with him before the wedding to plan this surprise fo me (I had NO idea!). We also had a surprise planned for our parents that she helped us execute. She also coordinated the clean-up at the end of the night so we didn't have to worry about anything!Sent on 11/11/2016
Denise treated our wedding as if it was her own. I could not be more impressed with her and her team and everything that they did for us. She made me think of things that totally would have been missed if I did not have her there to help me. Hiring her was the BEST decision of my whole wedding (besides marrying my husband) and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. You will NOT regret having her by your side during this special time in your life!
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Oh Margaret this brought tears to our eyes! Your wedding was so well planned it was easy to step in:) Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a special day.. most of all thank you for trusting our team! XOXOXO
Nathalie · Married on 09/11/2016
My now husband and I were very much looking forward to planning our wedding, but we had chosen a venue in the South Bay, while I was living in Eastern Canada, and my husband was planning a move to leave San Francisco and join me before the wedding! Our photographer recommended we meet with Denise of d.Royal Engagements, and we absolutely loved her from our first meeting! She was ready with a binder and a bunch of Google Drive files and folders from the get go. I was definitely an type A bride, and was nervous about the loss of control I might feel, planning a wedding from so far away. Denise absolutely catered to this, and regularly checked in on us. Not only did she have a comprehensive plan and timeline we should follow, but she also regularly checked in on how we were feeling and just the whole emotional aspect of getting ready to take such a big plunge.Sent on 12/29/2016
Denise absolutely loves her job, and it shows. Her dedication to her clients is incredible. She clearly loves all her clients, but she will make you feel so special when she’s taking care of you. She had great ideas and contacts for vendors, and always welcomed our ideas with enthusiasm. Her #1 goal is that we be happy with our big day. When the big day finally came, having her around felt completely indispensable. We didn’t have to worry about any of the minor details. We were simply carted off from one part of the wedding to the next. The day went off without a hitch, and it unfolded even better than we were expecting. If you’re looking for someone that’s not only an amazing wedding planner, but also an all-around amazing woman and human being, Denise is your lady!!! If we could, we would give her 6 stars, maybe even 7!!!!!
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Thank you so much---- so honored to be apart of your special weekend :)
Peter · Married on 08/27/2016
When we were initially shopping around for wedding coordinators, some balked at our budget. Denise was professional, poised and rationally went through the different ways we could make ends meet. She ended up being the best coordinator ever. EVER.Sent on 12/28/2016
Though we contracted her for just a day of service, she provided a number of quality vendor recommendations and kept us on track for planning our wedding. We were happy to let her take over correspondence with our vendors the month prior to ensure a smooth coordination for the event. Here's the kicker: she doesn't take kick-backs from 'preferred vendors' and passes the savings onto you.
We were really quite surprised by the number of wedding items she was gracious to let us borrow for the day of the event - e.g. Mr & Mrs signs, a cake topper, etc. We also contracted her to do some center pieces which were HOLY SMOKES REALLY AMAZING AND BETTER THAN ANYONE COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED.
The day of our rehearsal she helped herd the family/friends and set expectations for the wedding day. The big day itself she was very on top of it ensuring the event proceeded smoothly without a hitch. Someone knocked over a glass? No problem, Denise had it handled.
My wife broke out in hives when she realized all the planning and coordination that goes into play for planning a wedding. Denise was there to coach us and alleviate the whole process. She gives you her time to make sure it'll be a stellar event and you can tell she has the wisdom and expertise into knowing what works. So do yourself a favor and hire Denise.
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Aww!!!! truly our please... your wedding was a blast to be apart of!
Priya · Married on 07/09/2016
Book her! You won't regret it, she was absolutely AMAZING! We wanted to find the perfect wedding planner for our needs and Denise was IT!Sent on 01/08/2017
Looking back, working with Denise was one of the most important things we did! With such big families, many many vendors, and complex logistics over the course of the week, there was no way we’d do this alone, and Denise made sure it all happened seamlessly while making sure we were able to actually enjoy our wedding.
Denise understands the complexities of planning marriages and taking on a marriage as complex as ours is a testament to her skill. We didn’t worry once during our wedding week and had a blast actually enjoying what we spent so much time planning for. We were able to enjoy time with our families all week long, instead of worrying about all the event details. Denise pays attention to small — albeit important — details while maintaining the overall picture and vision of what we as a couple wanted, making sure that core focus was never lost. It’s hard navigating difficult relationships with vendors and families but Denise made it so we didn’t think about that once and simply gave us our happy families and friends to enjoy during our wedding week. Contracts, timings, details of what goes where — none of it ever crossed our mind because Denise simply made it happen by incorporating our vision and design. We essentially shared with her what we wanted, and she made it happen! And because she knows what she's doing, we trusted her wholeheartedly, something that's really hard for a Type A like myself to do usually!
We couldn’t have been happier to have worked with Denise. She has the perfect blend of professionalism and friendliness, and continue to keep in touch long after the wedding!
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Oh Priya Thank you! Working with you and Sahil will always be a cherished memory!
Sheila · Married on 07/02/2016
If I were to give any advice to a couple thinking about booking Denise, I would say DO IT and DO IT NOW!!!! Denise kept me sane during the entire wedding planning process and because of her I was able to enjoy our wedding weekend. From our first conversation, I knew Denise and I were a perfect match, and she saw and understood my vision and I knew she would always have our best interest in mind. Denise kept me organized during the wedding process, thought of things and situations I could have never thought of, and helped us work through it. Denise was so involved in the process and helped keep me on track and eliminated my stress! Starting from 6 weeks before our wedding, she became the point of contact to all my vendors, in order to help alleviate the stress and pressure from my fiance and I so we were able to enjoy the weeks before our wedding. She really was amazing in reminding me to let go and allow myself to enjoy the process. When our wedding weekend finally approached, Denise and her team were ABOVE & BEYOND AMAZING!!! She and her team seriously blew us all out of the water with our involved, organized, attentive, and sweet they were. We had a few last minute crisis that happened (which happens to everyone) and they were on top of it! I didn't even know they were happening until I found out after the wedding. Someone was always with me and the groom making sure we were staying on schedule with our timeline, and taking care of any last minute errands we had. Our venue (ceremony, cocktail and reception) were set up EXACTLY the way I had ever envisioned. It was stunning, gorgeous! Denise helped bring our fairy-tale wedding to life, and for that I will forever be grateful! I feel so honored and blessed to have had her as our wedding planner and I would recommend her to anyone getting married !!!Sent on 07/18/2016
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:oh thank you Sheila! We loved working with your friends and family...it was truly our pleasure!!! XOXOXO
Lisa · Married on 06/11/2016
My wedding would not have happened without Denise! She walked me through all of the important pre-day planning - and asked lots of questions that weren't on my radar - and then she and her team executed the weekend so perfectly. I felt completely supported and everything went off without a hitch. She also has such a calming and positive attitude, exactly what you need when things can get a bit stressful or overwhelming. I highly recommend!Sent on 07/07/2017
AyV · Married on 05/28/2016
Love Denise!!! She really knows what she is doingSent on 06/17/2016
Derek · Married on 05/07/2016
Denise and team are awesome! She is professional, knowledgeable, and organized. Denise gives great advice and is easy to work with.Sent on 07/05/2016
Kristin · Married on 04/22/2016
Denise is great! Very well organized, detail oriented. Helped us with our vendors, our big day went out without a hitch even though it rained. I could not speak more highly of Denise. Love her!Sent on 04/30/2016
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:oh thank you Kristin!!!
Yvonne · Married on 11/27/2015
Denisa was absolutely amazing!! Couldn't have done it without her!! She's very patient, understanding and all about us!! She never cut us short on time, instead she gave us way more than expected. Our wedding was perfection and ran so smoothly!! Can't thank her enough!!Sent on 12/10/2015
Denise Lillie Engagements's reply:Oh Yvonne and Lisa, planning with you was such a joy!!! Thank you for the kind words.
Minh · Married on 11/07/2015
My journey for the perfect wedding began with the selection of a wedding planner. I knew going into the planning process that we needed to find the right wedding planner to pull off what turned out to be a very complicated wedding. Our wedding consisted of a 2-day event. It included a Friday night rehearsal dinner, a Saturday Catholic wedding followed by a reception, a Sunday Tea ceremony, and formal sit down dinner. This meant two different caterers, two different venues and two different programs. To make things worse, I only had 7 months to the wedding date. This is quite a challenge for any planner and some would say it can’t be done. We met with two planners and they both were a little nervous about the scope and timing. Both tried to scale down the event and convince us that making it simpler would be the best route. Feeling discouraged, we decided to meet with one more planner and then make a decision. Denise was that third planner. From the first time we met her, she was enthusiastic and excited to work with us. She did not try to change our plans our steer us in any alternate directions. She just focused on what we wanted for our wedding. I am very picky, and I tend to want control of everything. I wanted everything to be perfect. Denise took this all in stride. She took my apprehension and encouraged me to let go and enjoy the process. She was always happy and upbeat, full of energy and hard working. But her biggest assets was that she was amazingly organized. We had so many moving parts to our wedding. She kept it all together and moving forward. She kept us on track and was the point of contact for all my vendors.Everything came off without a hitch, from the decorations, flowers, place setting. Denise made sure we kept on schedule with a timeline on the day of the wedding. We would not have been able to do it without Denise. She had the ability to understand what I wanted even when I could not verbalize!Sent on 10/02/2016
Maria · Married on 10/17/2015
We were absolutely pleased with d.Royal Engagements' support. From the first day we met with Denise, her whole package proposal really made me feel so much less overwhelmed-- I looked at what she would provide and wanted to marry HER! And then she really overdelivered, and exceeded my expectations. She gave great advice at crucial times, spent tons of time with us in person and on the phone--and then of course there's the fact that she found us our DJ and florist and sofreh aghd designer (among other things)! Without question d.Royal Engagements was a huge part of our wedding and I don't really like to think about what it would have been like to even attempt it without Denise. Kind of makes me anxious just thinking about it.Sent on 02/24/2016