Catherine Geard · Married on 09/01/2019
You're in very good hands.
I already have recommended Melissa to another bride to be. I first hired her as a day of coordinator but she did so much more than just that and pretty much became my month of coordinator. She was able to take over some tough situations when I could not handle planning my own wedding anymore. She paid attention to the details I didn't have the skill to do. I didn't have to worry about a thing once I hired her. My own complaint is that I should have hired her sooner to plan my whole wedding.Sent on 09/26/2019
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much for your kind words Catherine...you are Erik to work with, so happy you guys had a blast at the wedding, it was indeed awesome!!
Amanda · Married on 07/06/2019
A fairytale in july
Deciding to contact Melissa and work with her and the EBM team has literally been the easiest and BEST decision we have made in regards to our wedding! Between the amazing reviews online and then meeting her in person BEFORE we started planning ; we just KNEW for us, she was IT! She helped manage the incredibly overwhelming wedding industry - for every vendor we had to choose she gave us options to choose from and I always knew that we could trust her insight & suggestions. But more than her planning skills, her demeanor and amazing attitude just make things so smooth! We honestly cannot recommend Melissa & her team more highly, she was an investment in our lives and sanity and our day was the best because of her!Sent on 07/25/2019
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Amanda :) We love when our clients feel at ease after they book us, its kinda out jam :) You and Jerry were both so awesome to work with and your families are truly the best! Looking forward to seeing you both next month at the baby shower!!!
Dominique & Joseph · Married on 11/17/2018
Best wedding planner in the world
It has been a little over a month since our dream wedding at Cipriani. We have been working with Melissa from Events by Missy since last June. I was referred to her by my friend Cara who got married a year ago and working with her was the best wedding decision we made. I work 50+ hours a week and my hubby is doing his externship at a hospital, so we knew from the beginning that we needed help planning. From start to finish she has helped with everything. Melissa helped us quickly problem solve when our original venue didn't work out, her quick action and experience led us to the perfect venue. Her ability to take our conversations and turn them into a working vision board made it easy for vendors to follow. Her creative vision made our wedding truly dreamy. All of our guests were blown away and some say it was the best wedding they ever attended. This is a direct result of Melissa’s hard work and dedication to her clients. She is a décor genius, organized, gives great advice, and will calm you down when you are on the verge of a bride zilla meltdown moment (As i was) LOL. As perspired as we thought we were, we definitely weren’t. Hire a planner, hire Melissa…you wont regret it!Sent on 12/28/2018
Events by Missy & Co's reply:YAAAAASSSSSSS GIRL (hahaha I had to write this) You guys were a pure pleasure to work with. I am so happy that I was able to help your vision come true to create the "dream wedding" you planned! Best to Joe with his career and can't wait to see whats next for you! smooches :)
Jalissa & Steve · Married on 09/22/2018
Amazing Wedding Planner!!!!
Melissa was absolutely wonderful to work with at every stage of the planning process and I would recommend her to anyone. She worked with us as our day of coordinator. She is incredibly kind and friendly, organized, dedicated, and always at ease. In the beginning, she was there to answer questions, go through checklists, and bounce ideas off of. As we approached the date, she made sure that every detail of the schedule for the day was well-organized, from the big things like our bus transportation to the minute details like where the bridesmaids should stand to pass out sparklers to the guests. On the day of the wedding, she coordinated with every single vendor so that they worked as one unit and made sure that everything went smoothly, informing me and my husband and our party of what to do and when. I don’t know what we would have done without her. Besides all of the logistics that she handled, she was always calm and made me feel at ease, even when I was incredibly anxious about the possibility of something going wrong. Thanks so much for playing such an important role in our day, Melissa! It was perfect.Sent on 12/28/2018
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much guys...it was amazing working with you...best wishes on an amazing life together...God bless
Sharon · Married on 06/09/2018
Outstanding Wedding Planner !
Sent on 12/27/2018
Words cannot express my gratitude for Melissa & her girls! My wedding was something out of a magazine! It was the PERFECT wedding and it's all because of them. I came to them with a simple idea and they worked their magic and brought it to life. If you think you don't need a wedding planner, think again and if you think you can go with just any one THINK AGAIN! Melissa is a top-notch planner and I was super lucky to have had her assistance. She always made us feel as though she had everything 100% under control. Trust me, you want this is a planner!! I loved everything she came up with! She respected my input and added her special designer eye to my ideas. The day of the wedding ran so smoothly. Everything, every person, every moment...
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much Sharon...it was our pleasure to be a part of your big day! Big hugs to both you and Ben! "Say cheese my squeeze" :)
Alicia Suarez · Married on 06/08/2018
The best day of our lives
Working with Melissa was the best decision we ever made. My fiancé (at the time) was nervous about the idea of working with a wedding planner but after our first meeting with Melissa he looked at me and said YES! And from then on it was just the most incredible relationship. She helped manage the incredibly overwhelming wedding industry - for every vendor we had to choose she gave us options to choose from and I always knew that we could trust her insight & suggestions. She helped us watch our budget and decisions when they seemed to be coming from every direction. But more than her planning skills, her demeanor makes her kick-ass to work with. We cannot recommend Melissa & her team more highly, she was an investment in our sanity and resulted in us having the BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES !!Sent on 07/25/2019
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Alicia...its my goal to be sure my clients are comfortable and happy with the planning process all the way until the wedding day is over! It can be overwhelming but you both took it in stride and did the damn thang :) Continued blessings to both you and John...love ya both to pieces!!!
Jacqueline · event on: 11/16/2017
We hired Events by Missy & Co to oversee the event day coordination for my company's 10 year anniversary. All aspects of the event were covered completely and with detail. We were able to enjoy everything from getting ready to being able to mingle and celebrate with our guests. I truly that you for a job well done and for your support.Sent on 11/19/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:It was a pleasure assisting with your milestone event Jackie...you deserve the best and we were happy to help!
Donna · Married on 07/08/2017
Missy was responsive and guided us through the details such as tipping and etiquette. She kept us on track making sure we didn't miss any important dates.Sent on 07/27/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Donna...loved working with another fab MOB!!!
Cara · Married on 06/03/2017
Melissa Fife was worth every penny I paid for a "Day Of Coordinator." I did most of the wedding planning myself and was on the fence about hiring somebody for the "day of." Once shuttle service was involved back and forth to a hotel, I decided to bite the bullet and hire somebody to help out. She was a gem: punctual, organized, experienced, knowledgeable, accessable and attentive. Extremely easy to work with! She was a very calming influence on a day when a mother of the bride is pulled in many directions. Though our venue was phenomenal and extremely well run, Melissa helped us rehearse several times and tied together any loose ends. I am sure she would make an excellent full service planner for those who need one, as well. We have no hesitation in recommending her!Sent on 06/09/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the stellar review Robin ...both your family and Jason's families were a true joy to work with and I'm so happy that you were pleased!!! I wish Karen and Jason all the best ❤️
Kristina · Married on 05/20/2017
Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was calm and efficient, two qualities every bride needs.Sent on 06/11/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much for the review Kris...short and sweet just way I like it!!! I hope you and Tom have an amazing honeymoon and an even better life together... I can't wait to see the photos !!!
donna · Married on 03/26/2017
When my daughter and I began to plan her wedding, I wasn’t sure we’d need a day of coordinator. I am so glad we did!!! Hiring Melissa was the best decision we made. Melissa was truly a gem from start to finish! She was organized, quick to respond to my questions, so professional and kept everyone calm. I can go on and on. With Melissa there, I was able to relax and enjoy my daughter’s special day. Thank you Melissa for doing such an awesome job and being a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend your services to anyone without hesitation!Sent on 06/08/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the rave review Donna...it was a true joy to work with your families during this planning process!! All the best of luck to Kris and Tom ❤️ I wish them all the wedded bliss in the world and I can't wait to see the wedding photos !!!
Shantel · Married on 10/08/2016
If you want a care-free, no worries type of wedding day Melissa and her team are the ones to hire! Before I even get into the perfect day let me tell you Melissa was available at all times even to answer the silliest of questions. She assisted me with vendor referrals, writing my ceremony, making the timeline, and just overall helping me keep calm through the whole process! She sent me updated "to-do" lists to ensure that I was on schedule and completing things in a timely manner for the wedding. As for the rehearsal and day of everything was perfect. She conducted the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew exactly where & what time they were needed. When our big day began she checked in with me to see if there was anything I needed and made sure everything flowed seamlessly. She kept not only myself but my vendors and bridal party right on schedule and we started right on time!! I was never bothered with questions from anyone… I cannot reiterate it any more other than it was PERFECT and I was completely WORRY FREE. Thank you again for making my dream wedding my reality and being such a special part of my "happily ever after". Team Melissa!!!Sent on 11/03/2016
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the rave review Shantel...it was a pleasure to assist you and Danny with your special day! You and your families were as pleasure to work for and I wish you both the happiest of marriages #teamBrideforever !!
Brittany · Married on 09/22/2016
I used Missy as my wedding day coordinator and she was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She had great suggestions for the wedding planning process and provided a very detailed schedule for the day of wedding. She even had backup readings for mass just in case the readers forget theirs, she thought of everything! I also had a long list of day of tasks, and kept adding to it, for her and Dominique (she was great too!) and even changed up transportation a few days before the wedding and she was able to execute and accommodate it all! During my wedding day, Missy always made sure I was comfortable and calm and kept checking in on me, she helped make my wedding day an amazing day I will never forget!Sent on 11/04/2016
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much for the kind words Brittany - you and Danny were a treat to work for and I'm very thankful to have met you both...your families are truly awesome and I wish you both the most happiness and love a couple can share!
Daniella · Married on 07/09/2016
Melissa was everything that I didn't know that I needed! I had a small budget and planned everything myself and felt like I had done a great job. I then realized that even though I saved a ton by doing things myself that also meant I'd have to set up and execute myself which would have added a lot of work and stress to my wedding day. I didn't want to ask my bridesmaids or family members to work our wedding, they had already done so much. Enter Melissa!! We met and I filled her in on what I needed and she jumped right in and handled everything that I asked her to do and more. From our first meeting I knew I was in good hands and stopped stressing. She thought of things that I hadn't and I'm so glad that I found her! Trust me, even the most organized, DIY, Pinterest bride needs all hands on deck the day of the wedding. I enjoyed having mimosas and giggling with my best friends at the salon a lot more than I would have enjoyed putting out favors and lighting candles. Melissa organized our guest transportation, vendor set ups were flawless, she even made sure the DJ played the right songs at the right times ( we did an elaborate first dance!) Thanks to Melissa and her girls our wedding day was great, we couldn’t have asked for a better planner!Sent on 12/01/2016
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much for the kind words Danielle...I simply loved all of your attention to detail with your DIY wedding and although we only worked together for a short few months I am happy for the lasting friendship we have created! I wish you and Brad the best of everything life has to offer! Smooches =)
Nicole · Married on 06/11/2016
Missy was simply spectacular! we knew we wanted to use her immediately when we met - her sense of style is impeccable, and she has a wonderful, relaxed and excited attitude. She seemed genuinely excited to work with me and make my day perfect. We had our wedding at my friends estate in CT, so we needed a lot of help. Missy was organized, efficient, transparent, and made sure everything from the grass looked perfect - she did not overlook a single detail…and her team was great, they were on point with every detail and then some!Sent on 05/01/2017
Missy helped us with month of coordination for a wedding of 250 people, and 17 vendors. She organized everything on the day of my wedding, and made sure everything went off without an issue. She created a day of plan, and had her assistants at all 3 of our wedding sides (house, hotels, church). When I got to the estate I was completely breathless - while we had worked together on the plan, I could not believe how stunning everything looked. From organizing a seating map, a full layout of the property, creating outdoor seating areas, the table card display - everything blended together to create the absolute perfect day that I'd hoped for! I would absolutely hire Missy again; she planned the PERFECT party.
Kenneth · Married on 10/11/2015
Melissa Fife planned our wedding and we were in good hands.Sent on 10/26/2015
From keeping us on task to coming up with original ideas, Melissa was fully invested and even schlepped supplies up to the final hours. Nothing shook her as parameters changed, budgets adjusted and venues threw us an occasional curveball. She works within your budget and personal tastes.
Melissa worked hard to make the day about us and keep the stamp of our personalities on the event. All of our ideas were considered for practicality and budget. She recommended the right talent and services to make it all happen and fought to keep us on schedule.
When the day was over Karen and I wished we had another significant event to hire Melissa again.
I wholeheartedly recommend her and couldn't be happier with her services.
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the rave review Ken...It was a pleasure working with you and Karen...the 6 months we worked together flew by but we were able to pull it all together...it was our pleasure to be able to assist you guys...you are both awesome!!! Best wishes to you (and the cats ) on a blissful marriage!
Glynis · Married on 10/09/2015
Melissa was there to take our vision to the next level. She worked hard to find the best value vendors and to ensure that our theme was carried out tastefully. She took control of the wedding day and my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our day. Melissa and staff were professional and easy to work with. So glad they were part of the our wedding day.Sent on 10/26/2015
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much Glynis - you are John were a great couple to work with and the wedding was a blast...I am so glad to have met you both and wish you health, wealth and happiness on your marriage!
Alita · Married on 09/19/2015
Missy as excellent. She and her assistant-Dominique-were flexible, organized, and super on top of things. I was initially a bit skeptical of the need for a Day of Coordinator (which is the service that she provided, rather than Wedding Planning) but it was WELL worth every penny. Missy made the day run seamlessly and went above and beyond doing things like running out for extra alcohol and holding the gowns ahead of the date. Highly recommend her services.Sent on 09/29/2015
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the great review Alita!! we had a great time working for you (Dominique thought you were one of our cutest brides ever!) best of luck to you and Evan on the adventure you're about to begin together ❤️
Tushawnda · Married on 09/19/2015
I always knew whenever I got married I’d hire a wedding planner. Being a corporate meeting planner I needed someone organized, creative, humorous and straightforward to help me in my planning for my special day. When I met Melissa approximately 18 months before my wedding; almost immediately into conversation I knew we’d worked together well. During this journey together I received great information including, vendor recommendations, to what details not to obsess over, the best places to maximize my funds, what DIY projects to avoid and everything in between. Melissa kept me on track and it was a great comfort knowing that advice, support was just an e-mail away. Her response time to my questions and concerns during the process was excellent. The day of the wedding she was able to accommodate my last minute request, handled all the vendors and schedule adjustments smoothly. There was a point during our table greeting sessions where she came over to my husband and me and told us to go on the dance floor and “enjoy our party”. It was a much needed break and helped us to further enjoy the moment. I was able to be a guest at my own wedding, as her company motto states. I’d definitely recommend Events by Missy & Co.Sent on 10/26/2015
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much Tushwnda ~ you and James were a pleasure to work with; the laughs over the planning process kept me going when you went off the rails with your big ideas :) "reel it in" ... but in the end the wedding came out beautifully, guests loved your little touches and the arch you envisioned for the ceremony was amazing. Continued blessings for you and James as you begin your newest adventure together as man and wife!
Jessica · Married on 10/19/2014
I used Events by Missy & Co. for my October 2014 wedding. I did not start my wedding planning process thinking we would use a planner, but our schedules became pretty hectic as the wedding date got closer--with our jobs, moving into a new apt., and all the details associated with our big day--and we realized that it was a worthwhile decision to bring a planner on board to help keep everything in order and ensure that all went smoothly and according to plan, especially after all the time, money, and effort we already put into the planning process. We booked Melissa for her partial planning package about 7 months out from our wedding date and are so happy we did. She kept us on track and was very prompt in answering all our questions throughout the process regarding everything from timing, details, etiquette, etc. She created our day-of timeline, confirmed timing/arrivals with all our vendors, and made sure that on our wedding day everything went smoothly. The week of the wedding she lightened my load by taking care of chores like dropping our gift bags off at the hotel for me. The morning of the wedding, people kept commenting on how relaxed and calm I was (which is not usually the case!), and I knew it was because everything was taken care of and I was confident that if any mishaps did happen, Melissa and her wonderful assistant Dominique would step in to take care of it. For example, while we were taking family pictures outside, my mother's heels kept sinking into the grass... she mentioned it to Dominique, and within seconds she was provided with heel protectors to prevent her from sinking into the ground. When I got some mud on the train of my dress, Melissa was right there with a shout wipe to get it out. I thought I had a good emergency kit... but it paled in comparison to theirs! It sounds cliche, but our wedding was truly the best day we've ever had, and we are so grateful for all that Melissa and Dominique did to make it that way!Sent on 12/26/2014
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thank you so much for the great review Jessica...I loved working with you and Daniel; you and your families were awesome and the ringbearers were the icing on that wedding cake! Best wishes to you and Dan on an amazing, fun filled and lovely life together ❤️
Katie · Married on 08/02/2014
Melissa provided day-of coordination services for our wedding on August 2, 2014. In the months leading up to our wedding, our reception venue underwent multiple changes in management, leaving my husband and I feeling extremely anxious about the execution of our wedding day festivities. We are very thankful to have found Melissa Fife as our coordinator, as she is exactly the type of person you want overseeing one of the most important days of your life: highly organized, professional, and assertive when needed. Melissa and her assistant allowed my husband and me to truly enjoy our wedding day; rather than worrying about timing, Melissa and her team took care of the day’s execution, only consulting us when needed throughout the night. I would highly recommend her to other couples!Sent on 08/30/2014
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Katie <3 you and Sam were so simple to work with from the start and I am thankful we had the opportunity to work together! Your wedding was amazing, your families are the sweetest and best of luck to you and Sam on this journey you are about to begin together!
Destiny · Married on 07/19/2014
We couldn't have picked a better wedding planner! I had a short 6 months to plan my wedding and was a little nervous but with Melissa's help we got it done! Melissa is super sweet and professional. She always was very helpful and always had great recommendations and ideas. Always to back to me quickly and always did the things I requested right away! She kept me on tract. I doubted getting a full time wedding planner at first but I am 100% sure I made the right decision. Thank you so much!Sent on 08/05/2014
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much for the great review Destiny.... Together we made a great planning team! Best wishes on a happy and loving marriage to you and Andrew ❤️
Yardley · Married on 07/12/2014
Outstanding service from beginning to end!Sent on 07/16/2014
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Both you and Mirceau were the best couple...thanks for the rave review ❤️ Best wishes
Cara · Married on 07/04/2014
Melissa is extremely helpful throughout the whole wedding planning process. She eased any anxieties I could have had the day of and our wedding was truly the best day ever! I would highly recommend using Melissa for your future events!Sent on 07/19/2017
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Cara...best wishes to you and Alex on your next journey together!!!
User3769655 · 2+ years ago
Melissa was, for lack of a better word, AMAZING! I did a lot of the planning myself and I needs her for the day of to insure things were done properly and for my peace of mind. She went above and beyond! She was professional, responsive, proactive, attentive, and she knew her stuff! I would recommend her to any bride who needs someone to plan with from the beginning or even for just the day of, she can do it all!!!Sent on 12/31/2013
Events by Missy & Co's reply:Thanks so much Sandra ~ you were a true pleasure to work with!!! Your and Oronde's wedding was great and I loved your families, much blessings & best wishes for wedding bliss!