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Bailey Sigmon · Married on 09/01/2019
Perfection!!! Couldn’t have been better!!
From day one, my mom and I fell in love with Lisa. She was kind, supportive, full of great ideas, and everything you need on your wedding day. I’m not used to planning big events and was somewhat stressed but once Lisa and I talked, I knew everything was going to be ok. Throughout the planning she was communicative and there whenever I needed her. On the day of my wedding, I didn’t have to worry about a thing!! I had time to enjoy the important moments while she was behind the scenes making sure everything was perfect. Not only do I recommend a wedding planner for one of the most special days of your life, but I insist that your wedding planner is Lisa. You won’t be disappointed.Sent on 09/17/2019
Kim Sigmon · Married on 09/01/2019
Bustle in a hustle!
Lisa Gatewood-McMillan was without a doubt the BEST decision we made for our wedding planner! That is an understatement! She was organized, professional and a lot of fun! Everything went off without a hitch! She did it all. She can bustle a dress! And guys... she even tied the ties! She had numerous phone calls with us prior to my daughters wedding! She was PERFECT!Sent on 09/22/2019
Matt Waissen · Married on 06/14/2019
Do yourself a favor, use Lisa!!!
Lisa at Exquisite Events & Consulting deserves one hundred thousand stars!! Without a doubt, having Lisa as our Day of Coordinator for our June 2019 wedding in Lake Lure was THE best decision we made went it came to planning our wedding. She radiates positivity and provided endless insider knowledge on how to plan, prep, and execute a beautiful ceremony and reception. She is absolutely a joy to work with and you can tell she not only loves her job, but was made for it! Always quick to respond and had a solution for every hurdle we came across.
At the rehearsal (the day prior to our wedding), she wrangled our rather “rowdy” bridal party in and provided direction with a great attitude. At the wedding, she was all business and I didn’t have to worry about a thing because I knew she was on top it. My Maid of Honor has already said she WILL be using Lisa’s services as well when she gets married...and I honestly can’t wait to see her again there!:)Sent on 07/11/2019
Dorie Swanson · Married on 06/08/2019
Lisa is awesome! She deserves 100 stars. My daughters wedding at Lake Lure was beautiful in every way!!!
We had a severe rainstorm during my daughters outdoor ceremony and Lisa kept things calm. Lisa was kind, organized and extremely professional. Thank you from the bottom of my Mother of the bride heart! DorieSent on 07/28/2019
Lindsey · Married on 05/18/2019
Great attention to detail!
Lisa worked with me for hours on end prior to the actual wedding week to get details and timeline teased out. She was also always there for advice.Sent on 07/15/2019
To me, she went above and beyond what I hired her to do as my "month of" or "day of" coordinator. I picked my own vendors of course before I hired her, but beyond that it felt like she was almost a full wedding planner for a fraction of the cost.
Also - if you get married at Crest Center & Pavilion I definitely recommend. She has worked as a bridal attendant there in the past so she knows the ins & outs.
Nicole Palmer · Married on 04/27/2019
Lisa is amazing and you should hire her immediately :)
Lisa did an AMAZING job as a day of coordinator for our wedding. She communicated with all of my vendors, set up a day of timeline, made sure I wasn't forgetting anything to bring to the wedding, ran the rehearsal, set up decorations while I was getting my hair and makeup done and she had everything running smoothly the day of the wedding. She had some really great ideas that helped us figure things out for our wedding. Most importantly, she gave me piece of mind on the days before the wedding and especially the day of the wedding. Even the staff from my venue said I picked a great coordinator; they've worked with her before and they said she always did a great job. She was a real pleasure to work with. She's very friendly, supportive and on top of things. I highly recommend her!Sent on 05/05/2019
Ashley Clouser · Married on 11/03/2018
You are doing yourself an incredible disservice if you hire any other wedding planner.
You are doing yourself an incredible disservice if you hire any other wedding planner. Lisa was not only there for EVERY step of the wedding planning process, but she always made me feel like the biggest priority in her life and I will miss her dearly. Not only is she incredible but she put together a team of vendors for us that completely exceeded all of our expectations.Sent on 11/20/2018
Kristie · Married on 09/01/2018
Lisa McMillan was the best decision and investment we made regarding our wedding.Sent on 09/04/2018
Kailey · Married on 08/25/2018
Lisa is the best of the best! I would highly recommend her.Sent on 10/09/2018
Leah · Married on 07/28/2018
BEST MONEY WE SPENT ON OUR WEDDING! Lisa is a seasoned expert, a calming presence, and affordable to boot. We knew we wanted a day-of coordinator, but were not sold on the idea of a full-time planner. Since we live up by Chicago and were doing a destination wedding in NC, I decided I could use the help. I can't explain how grateful I am that we decided to hire her, but I'll try.
First of all, she selected vendors that she had worked with before and trusted. She was a team leader of a well-oiled machine. Every single vendor she found for us was amazing. After trying to find my own dessert vendor and have two disaster tastings during our only trip down to NC (and therefore our only chance), she quickly found us the perfect two dessert vendors (bakery and ice cream) that were under budget.
This brings me to my second point - Lisa always had my back. Whenever I got stressed, she was my rock. When I got too ambitious thinking I could DYI the whole wedding, she talked me off the ledge. She kept everything moving and was always ten steps ahead.
Lastly, no matter how much preparing you do, nothing will prepare you for how fast your wedding day goes by. I was able to soak in the moments and not worry about the timeline or the decorations or anything else because I knew Lisa had it covered! Its the most important day of your life, and investing in Lisa to make that day go off without a hitch is the best thing you can do for yourself.Sent on 09/23/2018
Carmicah · Married on 06/30/2018
One word about Exquisite Events and Consulting- AMAZING!! Your wedding day and wedding experience will shine above the rest! Absolutely organized, professional, and they know how to anticipate your needs. From the wedding day, bridal shower, bridal portrait session they are there when you call and SUPERB!!Sent on 07/29/2018
Jaime · Married on 05/26/2018
I absolutey LOVED working with Lisa at Exquisite Events. We hired her to do "day-of-wedding coordination" and she went well above and beyond to make sure she fully understood what I wanted for my wedding, without me having to stress about the details on the big day! It made a world of difference and I can't imagine what would've been left undone without her!! :) We had several phone calls leading up to the wedding (I don't live in Asheville) and she helped me immensely. Seriously - Lisa is the best!!!!Sent on 06/17/2018
Nicole · Married on 03/23/2018
Lisa was more than amazing. From the initial phone call to the reception day of, the service was incredible. She and her team kept our wedding day stress-free. Our wedding was a dream come true and we thank Lisa for being a huge part in making that happen! Thank you Lisa! - Nicole & DannySent on 05/07/2018
Darin · Married on 10/21/2017
I've rewritten this review a number of times trying to find the right words that describe how valuable Lisa was to my wife and I as we prepared for our wedding but it's very difficult to express the importance of the role she played and impact she had.Sent on 11/15/2017
We met Lisa and within 5 minutes we knew that we weren't going to be hiring a wedding planner but instead we would be getting a teammate that could not only listen to us but understand that WE had a vision for our wedding and not everything was going to be typical. Lisa not only embraced our vision but she also helped us take abstract ideas and make them actualities which I'm not sure we could have accomplished on our own, an example is our photographer. We had researched tons of photographers and were satisfied but not impressed but after telling Lisa the type of shots we wanted she connected us with exactly the artist we were looking for. I imagine most wedding planners can work with vendors, forward contracts and such but Lisa did so much more. She negotiated the details on our behalf, ensured vendors followed through on their commitments and helped to make the entire day of our wedding run smoothly.
A wedding day is all about details, lots and lots of details that quite frankly can be overwhelming. We didn't want to have to consider details which is why we hired Lisa and we got all we expected and more. In fact, my wife and I laugh about how often we hear our friends and family tell us about how much they loved Lisa, followed by a story.
I can't recommend Lisa from Exquisite Events And Consulting enough. We hired a wedding planner and got a friend and teammate, one of the best decisions we made.
Brittany · Married on 09/30/2017
From a day-of coordinator to a full-service wedding planner, Lisa is a top-notch professional who I recommend without hesitation. She brings with her a well-honed, detail-oriented service, and along with that comes warmth, enthusiasm, and an open mind. I am someone who thinks she can do it all and do it all with unique, personal twists, and I can! However, without Lisa there along the way to gently guide me in the right direction, ask the right questions of myself or others, or double-check my plans, our wedding would not have been as seamless as it was. Lisa and her team provided absolute peace of mind on our wedding day so that I could fully enjoy the day that we had been planning for so long. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You rock!Sent on 10/10/2017
Jaclyn · Married on 09/09/2017
Lisa is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We had most of our wedding planned prior to meeting Lisa, but brought her in as our day of planner -Sent on 09/12/2017
BEST DECISION WE MADE. Lisa made herself completely available to us during our wedding, and all the months before as well. Each time we met, she kept us on track and kept everything organized for our big day. My husband and I have huge families - including our two puppies who were our flower girls at the wedding - and Lisa managed to keep everyone in the loop with what they needed to know, where they needed to be, etc. Our vendors all loved working with her, and she truly kept our minds at ease on a day that was just as fun and memorable as it was hectic. I can't say enough great things about Lisa! She was such a blessing to us!
Aleksa · Married on 07/15/2017
From the start of our discussions regarding her services to the last song of the night during the reception, Lisa was an absolute joy to work with. Her reassurance that every aspect of the wedding planning from start to finish was in good hands and she was right. She took control of dealings with vendors and venues and everything in between. Lisa made every potentially stressful situation, stress free. We cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. We love her!Sent on 08/01/2017
Becky · Married on 04/15/2017
Lisa was fabulous and I would highly recommend her. She is extremely detail oriented and always will to talk through something with you. I was not stressed, not one ounce, on my wedding day because I knew if anything happened- she'd take care of it!Sent on 05/19/2017
Tina · Married on 12/17/2016
Lisa was wonderful at my daughter's wedding on December 17,2016 at Homewood in Asheville, NC. From the moment I spoke with her on the phone I felt my stress level go way down. She is very professional and makes sure everything goes smoothly throughout the entire evening. My family and guest couldn't say enough great things about her on the day of the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!Sent on 12/29/2016
Kelly · Married on 11/12/2016
I don't know what i would've done without Lisa! She was a great help with the final touches and ensuring everything was executed perfectly. I live over 4 hours away from Asheville and planning a destination wedding can be stressful but Lisa helped alleviate that stress completely! She was very professional, easy to talk to, and very responsive with any questions my husband and I had. I highly recommend hiring a wedding coordinator when planning AND executing your special day...and if you're in the Asheville area Exquisite Events and Consulting is hands down the best to work with! I would recommend Lisa and her team in a heartbeat.Sent on 10/16/2016
Paige · Married on 11/05/2016
For my wedding, my family convinced me to utilize the day-of coordinating of Lisa at Exquisite Events and Consulting and I am overjoyed that I did! Lisa was encouraging, a great coach in my corner as I made decisions leading up to the day of the event, and was energetic and positive! As I provided many DIY components to the wedding, Lisa was front and center to make sure my vision was fulfilled and that the flow of the day was on-time and flowed successfully. Not one guest approached me with any questions or concerns! At one point during the night my now-husband noted that he saw Lisa wiping something off the wall and she was doing it with a smile--we both laugh about the probable things that went "wrong" during our event that Lisa handled with grace and ease, problems we never found out about! We're so pleased we can look back on a stress-free wedding day because of Lisa's work. The value of what she offers, so the amount of work for the cost, is amazing--I highly recommend you take advantage of her services!Sent on 11/17/2016
Michael · Married on 10/16/2016
Lisa was amazing and a pleasure to work with. She was always very responsive and kept good communication throughout the wedding planning process even though we only used her "day-of" coordinator services. On our wedding day, she made sure everything went on without a hitch. There was even a moment we were missing a prop for our unity ceremony and she immediately sprinted back to make sure it was ready and everything went smoothly. We highly recommend Lisa for any and all wedding planning services you need!Sent on 01/31/2017
Beth · Married on 10/14/2016
Lisa was truly amazing and professional. We planned an out of state wedding at the Biltmore, and couldn'tSent on 11/06/2016
have pulled it off without Lisa's help. She is very detailed oriented, focused and very professional. From
e-mails with me and my daughter, to coordinating the venue and all the vendors, her expertise was priceless.
I would highly recommend her services to anyone planning an event in the area!
Carol · Married on 09/24/2016
Lisa did an outstanding job for our event. It was a joy working with Lisa. She is truly gifted with her ability keep everyone calm and cared for. Her attention to detail was so helpful. She was so cheerful and a very positive throughout the entire process. My family and guests were impressed by her and they all just loved her. I cannot imagine the day without her. I highly recommend Lisa,and I would hire her in the future, should #2 daughter get married in the Asheville area.Sent on 10/04/2016
Shea · Married on 09/24/2016
Oh man, I cannot imagine my wedding without Lisa. We hired her as day-of coordinator for my wedding; Mom and I were doing the wedding planning ourselves and she was the perfect fit. She kept track of all our contracts and a running checklist in the lead up to the event and was comprehensive and thorough about everything we might have otherwise forgotten. Her vendor recommendations were spot-on and the people she told us about that we never would have otherwise found (photographer etc) were the absolute best and her advice never steered us wrong. Mom and I had lots of big and weird ideas that sometimes were in conflict and Lisa's positivity and experience guided us to some really wonderful solutions (with just maybe three phone meetings before the event. She has it together).Sent on 10/06/2016
Honestly I'd have trusted Lisa to perform an emergency appendectomy on The Big Day if the need arose. She had everything in line so effectively that we had no emergencies (to my knowledge, anyway, because she probably had a force field in place to keep me from experiencing any stress) but if we had, she's basically made of safety pins and scissors so it would have been handled easily. The whole bridal party adored her.
The best thing about Lisa was that while her expertise and experience was obvious, she treated the event and the planning with the same enthusiasm and reverence that we did and really made us feel special, supported, and confident. It wasn't just another day at the office for her, and she paid attention to and appreciated all our little details and needs. Ours wasn't a traditional wedding, but she rolled with everything and I'm sure knows the traditional side expertly too.
Lisa's the best! The day was nothing but magic for me and I'm usually a bit of a wreck about everything. Wish I could give her more stars. It was perfect.