45 Reviews for Elegant Whims
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My mom and I went to our first bridal show shortly after I got engaged, just to look around to get some ideas about starting the planning process. Needless to say, I was completely overwhelmed and a little scared about the daunting task of planning a wedding. We randomly came across Patti and Melinda's booth, and I am so grateful we did! They explained their services, and I immediately set up an appointment... and the rest is history! I absolutely cannot imagine NOT having Patti and Melinda as part of our wedding. From day 1, they were so helpful, patient, professional, and they GET THINGS DONE. From selecting a venue to choosing napkin colors, Patti and Melinda are experts and they help take away the stress that comes with weddings. On the day of the wedding, they made sure everything was executed absolutely flawlessly, and, if there were any problems, I don't even know about them, because they handled EVERYTHING. I heard horror stories from my friends (who didn't hire wedding planners) about vendors calling them with problems the day of their wedding. I cannot even imagine having to do that! Patti and Melinda are an absolute joy and I am going to miss seeing them on a regular basis now that the wedding is over. Hands down, the first and best thing you should do for your wedding is hire Elegant Whims. Not only will you get top notch wedding planners, you will also get 2 new friends! Thank you, Patti & Melinda!!
Patti and Melinda made our dreams come true. Not only were they there every step of the way guiding us to select the right vendor for our day, but the day of our wedding they made it run flawlessly. Everytime I turned around they were there to help. I would recommend them to anyone. They made me laugh throughout the wedding planning even when I was a little stressed out. Thank you ladies for making our day perfect we couldn't have done it without you.
Patti and Melida are PHENOMENAL!! They are truly so helpful and so personable. They worked so hard to make our wedding MY FAVORITE DAY EVER! I love their connection together but also their knowledge and the true love that they have for every bride and groom. You feel like you are their own daughter and a part of the family. I cannot thank them enough for being so wonderful and planning the PERFECT wedding!
Melinda and Patti were wonderful! I would highly recommend them!
My husband and I got married last spring, and I got to say - Patti and Melinda were amazing!
I never thought I would be the girl with a wedding planner. I'm organized, my family used to cater, I didn't think it would be a big deal at all.
But once I got into the nitty gritty of wedding planning, I felt like every decision I made just made five more new decisions I wasn't expecting. Patti and Melinda took my husband and I gently by the hand and guided us through everything. They never pushed or prodded, but were always there when we needed them!
My daughter's wedding last month was everything we had dreamed of and more. Even though my daughter and I are both very organized, we choose to hire Elegant Whims Wedding Planners. They were the perfect choice. We could not have managed everything the way they did. I had no worries, stress or responsibilities that day. I had time to enjoy every minute with my daughter and family. Thank you Patti and Melinda for caring so much. I will be referring you to everyone.
Patti an Melinda were amazing day of coordinators (and decorators). They both hustled and worked hard with the limited time they had to make such a beautiful reception and ceremony space. They kept us on track all evening and made sure our big day went off without a hitch. Can't thank them enough!!!!
Highly recommend Elegant Whims. Our daughters wedding was a wonderful day that surpassed all expectations. Melinda and Patti of Elegant Whims are everything you need to have a beautiful and stress free wedding. These ladies are amazing. They are talented, organized, creative, and no detail is left to chance on your big day. The vendor list they work with is the best of the best. They will take all of the unknowns out of planning. On the day of of the wedding they take care of everything from church to reception. They stayed all night with us. I can't say enough about how great our experience was working with Melinda and Patti. They are beautiful people as well as the best wedding planners you will ever need. They have multiple tiers of planning help that will fit in any brides budget. You will love them.
Elegant Whims was amazing. They helped me create my perfect wedding day, everything was seamless and unique. I am so grateful for these ladies helping me out.
I had booked the Simply Stunning package with Elegant Whims, which was 2 planning meetings and full day of coordination. Melinda was probably the best addition to our day. She was there there every step of the way to help in anyway needed! We had our wedding and reception at the Kingsgate Marriott and she coordinated everything seamlessly with all of the vendors including the Marriott. During our meeting with the venue about a month prior she took down every detail that I wanted to see happen and when we got to see everything put together on the day of it was amazing. She was flawless in executing the flip from the ceremony to the reception (which included moving a lot of flowers, plants and personal items etc). She was also a great help in moving guests to the right places and being there to cue my husband and I for the important events (i.e. first dance, cake cutting etc.). Melinda and Elegant Whims was my second vendor booked as I knew I would want to simply forget all the planning and decision making on my wedding day and leave all of the stress and decisions up to a professional. If you are the type of person who likes to plan and get everything organized but who wants someone else to execute then I would highly recommend Elegant Whims. Thanks again Melinda, it was an amazing day that we will never forget!
I'm the mother of the bride & these two ladies are simply amazing at what they do! This is the second time I've hired them. Both times were destination weddings. I worried about absolutely nothing on the wedding day. I highly recommend them, they really know this business and what should happen on that special day. I can't imagine doing a wedding without them. I can't say enough good about Elegant Whims!!
They did day of wedding coordinating for us! They did a great job and there is no way we could have done it without them!
We booked Patti and Melinda for our day of planners. I have told several people that as the mother of the bride it was the best money spent from our budget and I would recommend this service to any mother that wants to be "present" with their daughter on her special day. Our venue choice held both the ceremony and the reception and did require a flip (and was booked the night before so everything had to be done the day of). I literally dropped everything off with instruction and then went off to truly be "Mother of the Bride". I can honestly say I never worried for one moment. They were both very thorough in communications and questions through our meetings that I had great confidence in what we walked into an hour before the ceremony, and it was Beautiful! They were both so pleasant and easy to work with and can handle the quick change decisions that came into play as well. Again...best use of wedding budget monies!!
No way could we have accomplished this life event without them!!! What awesome ladies and wow organized, knowledgeable and positive at ALL times!
I could not of planned my wedding without Patti and Melinda, they were the biggest help. From the beginning, they were professional and always a phone call or email away if I needed anything. They helped me find vendors within my budget. And with decorating I had no idea what I wanted, but had lots of ideas. They helped me organize all my ideas and made it soo easy. If I did not have Patti nor Melinda I would of been a stressed out mess. They helped me plan the wedding of my dreams and I could not of asked for anything more. Thank you so much guys!!
This was my fourth wedding working as an intern with Elegant Whims. We (Elegant Whims) had been double booked that day, and so Melinda and I went to one wedding, while Patti and the other intern went to another.
This wedding was the first barn wedding that I had been a part of. Our biggest challenge was making sure that all of the guests fit into the limited space and still had room for the buffet. After some finagling - we made it work.
The other challenge was that the ceremony site was a solid ten minute walk from the reception site. All up hill. We had golf carts provided by the site vendor, but still, communication between the sites was key. Because of Melinda's superior communication skills and crisis anticipation, we were able to avoid any unfortunate circumstances.
It had rained a lot the night before, and Melinda showed me how to get mud stains out of bridesmaids dresses.
The other valuable thing I learned from this wedding was planning for bad weather. We had several back up plans if it had ended up raining that day.
I learned a lot from Melinda in this fourth wedding, and it proved to be one that we both look back on as a challenging success.
I may be a bit biased, but when you have these two ladies on your side, your wedding's challenges won't even exist in your eyes. This intern has learned a lot from Elegant Whims, and continues to do so even after eight months.
Patti and Melinda made this easy. My husband and I planned a reception in Cincinnati, Ohio, while we were stationed in South Korea. Patti and Melinda made it feel effortless on our part. They communicated with us extremely efficinetly and consistently, which is not easy when you are seperated by a 13 hour time difference. When we finally came home to celebrate, meeting Patti and Melinda felt like we already knew them. They were absolutely amazing, professional, and truly cared about us and ensured our reception was amazing.
Using Elegant Whims allowed the families of the bride and groom to enjoy the day with their children. They made the process of planning a wedding a fun and memorable experience. I would highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.
We loved Patti and Melinda, they were absolutely amazing and don't know how we would have survived the wedding planning without them!
Patti and Melinda were so wonderful!!! They took care of all the preparations before and most importantly on the day of the wedding which made the entire day of the wedding so wonderful and relaxing and memorable for the Bride and bridesmaids and family. They put everything together exactly as our Bride envisioned, the flowers, the bouquets, dinner placements, decor...everything! Patti and Melinda were so kind and helpful in every aspect. So welcoming! I'm so glad we had them for the BIG day!
Patti and Melinda were fantastic! They were so friendly and ready to make my vision for my wedding day a reality. They were always ready to guide me and make suggestions when I was stuck. They made it possible to plan a beautiful ceremony and reception on a short timeline, with a somewhat conservative budget, and from out of town. They did all the behind the scenes work; researching and managing the perfect vendors, reminding me when things were due, keeping a detailed checklist, making phone calls, the list is long. Their services the day of the wedding were phenomenal! They managed the entire day which allowed me to enjoy the day with little to worry about. They set up everything and the venue was stunning. I received so many compliments. I completely appreciate their flexibility, their enthusiasm, and their ability to go with just about anything and make it fantastic! They were a lot of fun to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone. :-)
Patti & Melinda,
I can't thank you both enough for your help coordinating our wedding and rehearsal! You made our evening effortless and allowed us to focus on friends, family and fun!
Your ideas and answers to my many questions and concerns (and there were many!) helped so much along the way. When I heard the words "do not worry, it is/will be taken care of" I knew I could relax and it would be handled!
The night would not have been possible without your patience, understanding and hard work!
Alissa & Shannon
Thank you both so much for everything you did for me. I don't know where to start on how grateful I am for having you both be such a huge part of my wedding. I appreciate your hard work, devotion, and involvement in making sure that my day was about ME and ME only! I also appreciate your personable personalities and taking me under your wing from day 1. Your services will always be remembered by Riley and I. We are so happy with the way everything turned out. I know that I had a lot planned for you guys and you did everything you could to make my day go as planned.
I also want to thank you for making the necessary last minute changes to alter my décor to make it work with the rain. Although nobody wants rain on their wedding day, you did everything you could to make my day beautiful. AND, we lucked out and the rain stopped 2 hours before the ceremony. It turned out WONDERFUL!!
Thank you both, again, for working with me and making me feel so very special, from the first planning meeting, to my special day, you guys were NEVER shy of EXCELLENT.
Patty and Melinda (from Elegant Whims) were awesome! They were professional, prompt in their responses and offered a plethora of knowledge when it came to vendors, ideas and wedding etiquette. They were always upbeat and so full of life that it made even the most tedious wedding tasks manageable. I would definately recommend them to a friend!
I can not compliment Patti and Melinda of Elegant Whims enough. We encountered some unforeseen problems and contacted them for help only 3 weeks before our son's wedding. In that amount of time, they were able to take a reception hall designed for 200 and turn it into a gorgeous, intimate setting for 50 (which the bartender exclaimed was the most beautiful he had ever seen the venue decorated). Since we live out of state, all the arrangements were handled with expert detail through emails and phone calls. Our son is blind and these ladies were thoughtful enough to include live plants for smell and a waterfall for an auditory effect. Their organization and responsiveness to our every question and need was amazing. They were able to tactfully navigate through some difficult personal situations both before and during our "big day" to make it a huge success. They helped corral toddlers, calm nerves, reassure young ushers, and move guests into position allowing the wedding at the church be flawless. At the reception, they seemed to appear out of nowhere whenever anyone needed something, including helping several guests in wheelchairs as well as my son get their food from the buffet table. They anticipated our each and every need before we even realized it existed. I highly recommend these lovely, highly competent women of Elegant Whims. With their cheerful, "can-do" attitude, they were able to relieve a lot of the stress and craziness that I was feeling with helping to plan this wedding. Five Star ladies all the way around!!! Please feel free to contact me with questions.