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Stephanie S. · Married on 02/05/2021
Exceptional Events is Exceptional!
Melanie Hill Anderson and her team at Exceptional Events are truly Exceptional! We worked with her for over a year and her advice, vendor referrals/contacts were SO helpful. She was always very professional, attentive, patient and kind to us. She was with us on bridal shoot day and ALL day on wedding today. Her team made sure that everything was just how we wanted it! As the Mother of the Bride, I highly recommend Exceptional Events!Sent on 06/04/2019
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much Stephanie for your kind and thoughtful words!! We are beyond thrilled we could be a part of this very special planning process and especially Courtney & Alec's wedding day. You all have such a beautiful family! Melanie
Laurie W. · Married on 06/17/2019
A Great Decision
Exceptional Events was the key ingredient to such a beautiful wedding and fun reception. Knowing all the details of the big day were in professional hands allowed this MOB to truly relax and to enjoy the day. They were wonderful to work with and easy to contact whenever there was a question. I can't recommend them enough. It was the best single decision we made in the planning process.Sent on 06/17/2019
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much Laurie for your sweet & kind words!!! We so enjoyed working with you and your awesome family and are delighted you all were able to relax and enjoy the day! Melanie
Courtney (. · Married on 05/26/2019
Melanie and her team were phenomenal!
Melanie has been absolutely incredible throughout the entire wedding planning journey! From start to finish, she was always keeping us on track, assisting with vendors, all while remaining organized and calm. She was extremely patient and flexible with us, as well. Melanie has developed really great relationships in the wedding industry and is able to recommend some great vendors for every price range. She is easy to talk to and very outgoing. I loved working with Melanie throughout the entire process. There are so many things that I didn’t know about the wedding day and she would offer great recommendations/advice. I 10/10 recommend getting a wedding planner to help ease you through your day. And Melanie would always be my first choice! She commits a lot of time to help make the day as special as it can be. I always imagined my wedding since I was a little girl. I oohed and awed at the dresses, venues, flowers, etc. Melanie and her team helped this dream of mine become a reality and I am so grateful for that!!Sent on 06/07/2019
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much for your very kind words Courtney!!!! It was an absolute joy working with you and Alec and your amazing families. I wish you an infinite amount of love and happiness!!! Melanie
Rj · Married on 01/12/2019
Best wedding planner ever!
Melanie is an awesome wedding planner. She takes care of every detail and takes all the stress off the bride and family. Melanie is always available to answer a question, deal with a problem or just offer advice. She has great suggestions and her attention to detail was greatly appreciated on the day of the wedding. We couldn't have made it without you her...the bride and mother of the bride.Sent on 01/18/2019
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much! We really appreciate your kind words and so enjoyed working with you all. We wish the newlyweds a lifetime filled with much love and many special memories!
Jill · Married on 12/15/2018
Couldn't have done it without Exceptional Events!!
Melanie was incredible and an absolute pleasure to work with! We were so impressed with her services. She listened to what we wanted, worked within our budget, and delivered an exceptional event and experience to our guests (and us)! Planning the wedding from 1000 miles was certainly challenging for me before I moved back to Texas, so I really appreciated Melanie's knowledge, experience and candor when it came to weighing different decisions. She was also extremely patient with me (especially given that I am terrible at texting/emailing/calling). She truly helped me keep my head screwed on, and she just genuinely made me feel more cool, calm and collected. We would also like to give a "shout out" to Lisa, part of Melanie's team, who also helped make everything go wonderfully on our wedding weekend!Sent on 02/03/2019
I would recommend Exceptional Events to anyone and everyone! Thank you so much, Melanie!!!
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much Jill! We had such a great time working with you all and your amazing families. It was truly an honor to be part of your incredible wedding day. Wishing you both many years of love and happiness! Melanie
Clifford · Married on 12/15/2018
Everything was wonderful!
Thanks, Melanie, for all your hard work. Everything turned out great, went smoothly, and everybody talked about how much they enjoyed the wedding!Sent on 02/03/2019
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Clifford for your very kind words! I am so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the wedding, especially you two! Melanie
Mackenzie · Married on 11/03/2018
Melanie went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect and exactly the way I envisioned and better! She was so helpful in helping make both me and my moms visions come true. She gave us the best recommendations for vendors and came with us to meetings to make sure all the right questions were asked and everything was on budget and really met what our expectations were. She is very organized and stays on top of deadlines and payments. It really made this planning process painless. She was incredible in coordinating all of our vendors for the day of and made sure their was timelines tailored specifically to the wedding party and each vendor. She is always willing to make time to meet or talk with you and is very responsive. I would highly recommend Melanie to plan any special event!!Sent on 11/13/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Mackenzie! I had so much fun working with you all and I'm thrilled to hear that is was beyond perfect. That is always our goal. We wish you both more than a lifetime of love and happiness! Cheers!
Ashley C. · Married on 10/27/2018
Lifesaver with a Smile
Melanie was a lifesaver and couldn’t imagine going through with the planning and executing of my dream wedding without her. She was able to handle all the last minute flare-ups with the venue/vendors and keep my head from spinning. With all the moving parts that come with planning such a big life event, she was able to keep my emotions from running away from me with all the stress. She was cool under pressure and always ready, willing and able to assist in any way she could. Wedding planning is not an easy going process but Melanie makes it all better with her cheerful attitude and warm smile throughout it all.Sent on 11/08/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Ashley! I am delighted to hear your beautiful wedding day was wonderful. It was such a joy working with you all. We wish you a happily ever after!!!
Sharon · Married on 05/18/2018
After a frantic call from our daughter stating, “I’m getting married in 6 months and I’ve got nothing planned!”, we called Exceptional Events and talked to Melanie. In just a few meetings, we had a venue, cake, DJ, caterer, bartenders, and everything needed for a great event. That wedding day became a great day with no worries. We went from a frantic phone call to a very relaxed daughter stating, “everything was perfect.” Melanie was the best, and we would recommend her a thousand times over. Great Job!Sent on 07/03/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much for your thoughtful and kind words! We are thrilled we were able to jump in and make the planning process and wedding day perfect and relaxing for you all. You have an amazing family! Melanie
Lacey · Married on 04/28/2018
Melanie was amazing! She was so helpful through the entire wedding planning process. It was such a relief to have her by our side on wedding day. Would highly recommend Melanie with Exceptional Events.Sent on 05/12/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Lacey! We wish you & Billy beyond a lifetime of happy memories and more love than you can imagine!!!
Billy · Married on 04/28/2018
Melanie was instrumental in helping us plan and coordinate our wedding! She ensured that our vision was brought to fruition on wedding day. She was extremely helpful with coordinating all the details, working with vendors, and maintaining clear communication throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Exceptional Events to those looking for planning or coordinating services.Sent on 05/12/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you Billy! We so enjoyed working with you all. Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness!
Ginny · Married on 04/12/2018
Preparing for a wedding is more than one realizes. We originally did not think we needed a planner - it was a medium sized guest list and we had an idea on most of the vendors we wanted. Let me save you the time and tell you that Melanie Hill is an absolutely critical piece of the plan. She is truly one of a kind, and is the ultimate professional. She helped plug in holes for vendors we needed (and who knows better than a professional on who does good work). What is great is Melanie offers a variety of packages that fit your needs. She spends quality meeting time with the bride and groom and makes sure every detail is covered. She handles every vendor detail, ensuring the delivery, setup and space is perfectly timed. I was thoroughly impressed with how she conducted the rehearsal before the wedding. She made sure everyone knew their part, and it made all the difference in the world the day of the event. It is what makes a flawless execution versus one that has awkward or choppy moments. We are forever grateful to Melanie Hill for a superb job!Sent on 06/05/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Ginny! It was our pleasure working with you all and we are delighted you enjoyed this very special day so much.
Desiree · Married on 04/06/2018
Natasha was instrumental in allowing us to enjoy our special day. Because of her services, we could truly be in the moment knowing that all of the details were under control.Sent on 05/28/2018
We also really appreciated her opinions and advice when planning our day- from vendor recommendations to options on seating charts- her expertise was invaluable.
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you Desiree for your kind words! We are delighted Natasha was able to make your wedding day so exceptional. We wish you both a lifetime of happy memories together!
Annette · Married on 03/11/2018
I didn’t know we needed a Wedding Planner. I thought my Husband and I could do it on our own. Natasha was incredible to work with. Things I would have missed she was on. She also recommended amazing vendors that were within our budget. She did it all and it was affordable. She made sure everything was perfect on our wedding day and we can’t thank her enough. :)Sent on 03/28/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We were honored to help make your wedding exceptional. We wish you both a long and happy life together filled with amazing memories. Natasha and The Exceptional Events team!
Elizabeth · Married on 01/20/2018
As mother of the very happy bride, I am very thankful to have hired Melanie Hill as our Wedding Coordinator. She was everything we needed and more for our wedding in Dallas. She was easily accessible, very organized, easy to communicate with, pleasant, and reasonably priced. The rehearsal, wedding ceremony, and reception went completely smooth under her direction. After I gave Melanie and her organized assistant items to set up at the venue, I was free to thoroughly enjoy our wedding weekend. Her follow up with a few after wedding details was very helpful, too. I definitely recommend Melanie.Sent on 01/27/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Elizabeth! We had a great time working with you all and are delighted you were able to truly relax and enjoy this special day with your daughter!
Kathy · Married on 01/20/2018
Melanie was the Wedding Planner for my son's wedding in Dallas on January 20, 2018. The entire wedding weekend flowed smoothly. Her vendors were great and her staff was wonderful.Sent on 01/28/2018
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much for your very kind words Kathy! We really enjoyed working with all of you.
John · Married on 12/03/2017
Natasha Hume and the team from Exceptional Events Dallas were beyond amazing. They were very detailed oriented and made our special day streamless and perfect.Sent on 12/04/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much John! We are so happy for you both and delighted we were able to help make your wedding day exceptional! We wish you a lifetime of fun memories and much love.
Jon · Married on 11/11/2017
Melanie was an absolute joy to work with throughout the entire planning process, constantly going above and beyond to ensure that our day was perfect from start to finish. I'd highly recommend her services to anyone looking to host an event - be it a wedding or anything else.Sent on 12/14/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much Jon! You and Alyson certainly made it very easy. We absolutely loved helping plan your amazing wedding and being able to share in your special day!
Kathy · Married on 11/04/2017
Melanie Hill and her staff at Exceptional Events were such a blessing to myself as the mother of the bride, and to my daughter. Melanie was easy to work with, quick to respond to questions we had, and was very thorough and professional. She made excellent vendor recommendations and she went above and beyond in making sure all the details fit together into a smoothly flowing, beautiful stress free ceremony and reception from setup to cleanup. And not only that, but she found several ways to reduce some of the expenses. Many thanks to you, Melanie!Sent on 11/19/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much Kathy! I loved working with you all and I'm so happy we were able to make their day so special and stress free!
Debra · Married on 10/14/2017
I cannot praise Melanie enough. She is superbly organized, thoroughly reliable, and willing to help in any way to make the event successful. She went way beyond expectations to help us do things we were unable to do because of time and geographic constraints. Although always ready to offer guidance, she is respectful of everyone's opinion. Melanie was cheerful and upbeat on every occasion. She was available whenever we needed her, essential with vendor negotiations. Her boundless experience anticipated potential problems and kept every detail on track during the wedding day. She has good taste in dealing with people and handling situations. I truly cannot think of any shortcoming. She was responsible for my daughter's lovely wedding day.Sent on 10/26/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much for your very kind words! We absolutely enjoyed working with you all and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your daughter's wedding and that they enjoyed everything too. What an incredibly fun and beautiful wedding!!!
Amy · Married on 10/14/2017
Melanie was an absolute asset. She made the wedding easy and fun. No detail was too big or too small. She turned our dream into reality.Sent on 10/29/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thank you so much Amy! What an amazingly beautiful and super fun wedding! We are honored to be part of your wedding memories. Cheers to your future together!
Stephen · Married on 10/14/2017
Melanie did such a good job of making us both feel like we were the only wedding she was planning the entire time we worked with her. From the early planning stages to the week-before-wedding sprint to wedding day catastrophe-preventing, Melanie was always organized, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I have no doubt that our wedding would not have gone off nearly so well without her help, and would recommend her to anyone.Sent on 10/31/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Stephen! I so enjoyed working with you and Amy and I'm beyond delighted that your wedding day was everything you both imagined. We wish you both many years of love and happiness!!!
Carol · Married on 09/16/2017
Natasha and Melanie were absolutely incredible! We would not have had such a great wedding without them. They are incredible detailed and sat with us for hours while we nailed down every detail to the minute. At the wedding, they took everything off our plate so we could enjoy the big day. Having them manage communication with our vendors was very valuable. They made sure every dollar we were charged was correct - they even saved us $400 with one of our vendors. I work in events so was hesitant to hire a planner but it was by far the best investment of our wedding!Sent on 10/14/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks very much Carol! We had so much fun working with you all and your wedding was absolutely amazing!!!! It's very clear you two are so in love. We wish you both a long and happy life together, making new memories each day.
Nicolle · Married on 09/03/2017
Melanie at Exceptional Events was such an amazing planner to work with. She and her staff, Lynelle and Maddy, were very professional and personable and made the entire process so easy. I contacted Melanie about 6 months before our wedding and decided on the month-of planning and coordination silver package. We had already booked certain vendors, but after our general consulting meeting with Melanie, we got recommendations for the ones we were missing and they were perfect. She helped organize my crazy ramblings and half-baked thoughts and had a huge hand in shaping our ideal wedding. She definitely has a knack for turning poorly-described wishes into an amazing reality; our wedding was exactly what we hoped it would be.Sent on 10/19/2017
During our comprehensive timeline planning meeting, Melanie went through the day, minute by minute, and made sure we didn’t leave out anything. She sent the timeline to all of our vendors and was the point person the day-of so my family and friends could all enjoy and relax. The rehearsal the day before went smoothly, and she and her staff made the wedding day run so flawlessly, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. Melanie and her team kept us on schedule but were flexible when things came up on the fly.
Working with Melanie was such a blast. She really cares about her clients and made our one we’ll never forget. She made everything so easy and I couldn’t imagine planning our wedding without her!
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so very much Nicolle!!!! We're thrilled your wedding was unforgettable and so happy we played a small part in making it exceptional for you all. We wish you both so much happiness!!!
Marcia · Married on 07/22/2017
I can't say thank you enough to Melanie and her team. From the very first time I spoke with Melanie I felt at ease and confident she would do a great job. She worked with me to make sure she accomplished my vision for the wedding day. She was a valuable asset by not only doing all of the decor set up on the day of but also providing me with suggestions and idea that I would have never thought of on my own. Thank you, thank you for making my day perfect! I highly recommend Exceptional Events!Sent on 08/02/2017
Exceptional Events's reply:Thanks so much Marcia! You made things so easy by being super organized and having great attention to detail. We're thrilled we were able to make your day exceptional! Best wishes for many years of happy memories together!