16 User photos
Rikki Saperstein · Married on 07/20/2019
Geriann and Rachel and their team completely transformed the Inn at Erlowest and it blew us away! They literally turned my vision into reality and created a beautiful ballroom with draping and lights and converted the patio to have a 19th century flair. Geriann also was our day-of coordinator and her team helped the day go flawlessly. Even on the hottest day of the year, you would have no idea by the looks of it. Highly recommend the Fine Affairs team if you are in the Albany/Upstate area! Thank you Geriann!Sent on 08/19/2019
Leslie · Married on 07/13/2019
These ladies could rule the world!
Words cannot begin to express how thrilled we were to work with the ladies at Fine Affairs. We chose the partial planning package, as I had selected my vendors last summer and had all contracts in place. Things started to get very stressful for me with work and my MOH and mother living out of state. My sister recommended that we hire a wedding planner and that was the best decision ever. We met with Rachel and Gerilynn in their office and my mother and I were immediately relaxed. All of a sudden, the wedding became fun, rather than a daunting to-do list. Rachel contacted all of my vendors and coordinated with everyone on the timeline, positions, photos we wanted, who said what and was supposed to stand where, etc. They also took care to make sure our visions were realized. My mother had her heart set on table decorations that she saw in a magazine and these ladies made it happen. They sourced out special vases and cubes and worked with our florist to create exactly what my mother wanted. It was breathtaking.Sent on 07/27/2019
Our team on the day of the wedding was Rachel, Gerilynn and Lindsay. They truly put our mind at ease and ran the show, so that we could enjoy the day and not have to make any decisions. They are also miracle workers when it comes to small emergencies. On three occasions, my dress broke (first the bustle and then the strap). They stitched me up the first two times and then performed major surgery on my dress, making sure that it would stay put until the end of the night. I must say that they are prepared for anything!
I never realized all of the details that go into planning a wedding, from the bride's side. I work in the hotel industry and see it from the venue side, but there is so much more when you are planning your own event. I cannot thank Fine Affairs enough for the hard work they put into making our day special and perfect. If you are looking for someone to make your whole experience special, I highly recommend Fine Affairs!
Anna · Married on 01/05/2019
Best Wedding Planners/Day Of Coordinators & Decorators out there
I used Fine Affairs for my Jan 5th wedding. I have never seen such professionalism and togetherness from a company in my life. From the beginning Rachel recommended only the best and kept track of all of my contracts and details and ensured I thought of everything. She made sure I wrote it down on their formalized check lists. The weeks leading up to the wedding Rachel and her team met with me to ensure my vision was executed flawlessly (and it was). There was a binder with every last detail, contact, contract and idea carried around everywhere we went. Two days before the wedding we had our final walk through with a team of Fine Affairs experts. My day of Coordinator was Lyndsay and her composure was unprecedented. Every wish was my command and she managed to never rush me but made sure we were a head of schedule the entire day. I got a moment to pop an extra bottle of Champaign with my girls and take it all in - what more does a bride want!?! She had called all my vendors to ensure everything was all set and the day was to go off without a hitch and it did! I arrived at my venue and it was stunning! Fine Affairs hit the nail on the head and the place was beyond perfection. Everything was set up and ready for guests to arrive. I have never been more happy in my life and Fine Affairs did it all! I owe them for making my dreams come true. I would recommend them to every bride I meet! Don't forget they do any destinations!Sent on 01/08/2019
Deborah · Married on 01/05/2019
Fine Affairs was the best. Every detail was attended to. We had an amazing experience. I know for a fact that our experience would not have been the same without them.Sent on 01/08/2019
Liz Morrison · Married on 01/05/2019
Anna and Michaels Wedding 1/52019
As the parents of the groom we were not involved in many details of the wedding. We knew they were using Fine Affairs but were not involved in the planning. From the ceremony at the Gideon Putnam to the reception at the Hall of Springs Fine Affairs did an unbelievable job. The Hall was breathtaking from the table settings to the flowers, the drapes, to even the chairs not one detail missed. They gave Anna and Michael a fairy tale wedding every girl dreams of. Thank you Geriann, Rachel and Lindsey, you were amazing.Sent on 01/08/2019
Megan · Married on 12/28/2018
Amazing and seamless experience
Geriann went above and beyond to make my wedding day spectacular. She handles everything and her attention to detail is amazing. I woold Recommend her again and again!Sent on 01/09/2019
Fine Affairs's reply:Thank you so much, Megan! We had such an amazing time planning with you! We wish you and Scott a lifetime of happiness! xoxo
Molly Brindle · Married on 10/14/2018
Above and beyond expectations
Geriann and Robin exceeded all expectations, from venue selection, to floor plan well suited to our country line dance fanatics, floral artistry from Surroundings, right down to the magical Mary Poppins bag containing every fix it item one could need. And we needed Tide sticks to clean dirt off the dress. Thank you, Robin!!Sent on 01/10/2019
Sarah · Married on 10/13/2018
Absolutely stunning event!
My husband and I found Fine Affairs through a mutual connection and we were impressed from the start. Geriann and Rachel helped us narrow our focus and create a beautiful theme for our wedding in October 2018. They worked closely with us to find the best deals based on our budget while incorporating our vision into each piece. We highly recommend their services to anyone in need of help with planning!Sent on 01/08/2019
Fine Affairs's reply:Thank you so much, Sarah! We had an amazing time working with you, Cooper, and your families! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! Xoxo
Judy · Married on 07/07/2018
Geriann and team were with us every step of the way helping us make the right decisions all while taking into account Sara's and Frank's wishes. Arriving at the venue the day of, I was completely relaxed when I saw the welcoming faces of Geriann, Rachel and Robin. Fine Affairs is a professional team with the couples best interests at heart.Sent on 01/09/2019
Shauna Dowd (Mother Of Bride) · Married on 05/12/2018
Unique Wedding in the home we reaised our daughter
Fine Affairs created a unique wedding at our home by transforming our garage with two heated tents out back into a really fun and beautiful environment - over 100 people in awe of the transformation - one never knew they were in a garage with a fun snack bar, Italian and Indian stations. The tents seemed like a building beautifully decorated.Sent on 01/17/2019
They created a one-of-a-kind wedding always to be remembered in our home.
Nan · Married on 10/28/2017
We brought in Fine Affairs for lighting and rentals and worked mostly with Geriann. They were a little more expensive than I would have wanted to pay, but they clearly know what they're doing and on-site we never even saw them as they were setting everything up. There are only two things that we would comment on. The first is the light of the uplighting that we did was a little purple/blue and we wished that it was softer, as we were trying to highlight the inside of a barn to let that shine through and it didn't look quite as soft as we would have liked. The second is that we had a lot of issues with emails not making it through their system, so we thought for a month that they weren't responsive, which wasn't the case but their messages weren't getting to us. Once we figured that out, we were all good so just know that if you feel like it's been a while between responses.Sent on 12/13/2017
Breanna · Married on 10/08/2016
I would absolutely 100% say to book Fine Affairs!! Rachel Eddy was there for me every step of the way as my wedding planner/organizer. She has such calm energy, which I recommend to every bride to have around you before and on the big day :)Sent on 05/04/2017
Christin · Married on 09/25/2016
Geriann and her team were amazing. They took the time to sit down with us months ahead of time to discuss our vision for the big day. They were able to take our concept and run with it, even taking the time to set up a mock-table at their warehouse showing our vision, which we were able to further refine into something beyond our dreams. Fine Affairs made our wedding space look phenomenal! From floor to ceiling we were amazed at how beautiful it looked. Geriann and team could not have been more accommodating. They worked with our venue to take care of all of the logistics ensuring that everything was set, and worked well with our florist and other vendors creating a truly beautiful and drama free day. We had so many compliments from family and friends in regards to how beautiful everything was, and Fine Affairs definitely deserves a lot of the credit.Sent on 01/02/2017
Sara · Married on 07/09/2016
We are so very happy to have worked with Geriann! Due to weather, our ceremony was moved inside at the last minute and the setup was extraordinary. She absolutely transformed the room. The table arrangements were perfect; guests can't stop talking about how beautiful it all looked. Geriann's attention to detail is just amazing. Thank you!Sent on 08/23/2016
Timothy · Married on 10/03/2015
Wendy and Fine Affairs helped us create our dream wedding. They were extremely accommodating and consultative to pull many pieces of the puzzle together perfectly.Sent on 10/26/2015
There is no substitute for having Wendy as our wedding coordinator. Her preparedness and wedding day "know-how" translates to an ease for bride, groom, friends, and family. Wendy seemed to be every where at exactly the right time with exactly what we needed. She coordinated all of our vendors to perfection. I can't stress how great it was to know that all of these things were handled and we didn't have to think about it.
For Wendy and Fine Affairs, pulling off our wedding perfectly was easy for them as they do that over and over again for many brides and grooms. For us, it was the care they showed us and put into our wedding that made it so special.
Thank you Wendy, Geriann and Fine Affairs!
Cira · Married on 09/12/2015
Wendy Lawrence and the Fine Affairs team were incredibly helpful in planning, coordinating and providing decor ideas and flowers. I could not have done it without them! I was not worried about a thing! The wedding day was a success thanks to their thoughtfulness to every detail. Surrounding Floral (On) was also a pleasure to work with and did an AMAZING job on our arrangements and arbor. They were able to work within our budget and turn our vision into a reality. Very creative and talented!!Sent on 12/29/2015
I could not have hoped to work with a better group of people on our big day. I'd recommend them again and again!! Thank you Wendy!
Eric and Kathy · Married on 09/05/2015
Fine Affairs did a fabulous Decor and Design Package for our daughter's wedding. We had many compliments on how perfectly, "Fine Affairs" captured her personality and what a special day it was. The venue looked amazing! Most of all, I feel blessed we had Wendy Lawrence as our "day of coordinator" for the wedding. She was absolutely incredible, delightful to work with, organized, and she truly cares about her clients and their desires. Wendy was readily available whenever I had any questions or concerns. We had several challenges before and on the wedding day, but she took control and solved everything beautifully. Also two days before the event we wanted to surprise our daughter with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream catering, which Wendy was able to arrange in 15 minutes. Wendy's negotiating skills also saved us money with a couple of our vendors. It was because of her, I was able to relax and enjoy my daughter's special day. Fine Affairs and Wendy Lawrence, THANK YOU for making my daughter's dreams a reality. You're the BEST!Sent on 10/28/2015
Jeff · Married on 07/18/2015
My wife insisted that we get a wedding planner, even if it was just for day of, for our extremely DIY wedding in Saratoga Springs. I thought she was crazy. "Waste of money", "Our friends can help with that", "Doesn't the caterer do that?", I threw everything I could at her. And then we met with Wendy Lawrence and my entire attitude changed. Wendy not only thought of everything we thought we had, but the 4,000 other things, big and little, that never crossed our minds. But instead of making us feel overwhelmed, she worked with us to feel the opposite - that she had it taken care of. Her attention to detail was comforting every step of the way. And with our wedding being so DIY, Wendy was never afraid to roll up her sleeves, get dirty and get the job done! If you're looking for a true professional, someone who knows when to step up and take control, as well as step back and take suggestions, Wendy is your person. She made our wedding day, and the stressful days prior, easy, beautiful and amazing and we can't thank her enough!Sent on 08/18/2015
Fine Affairs's reply:OK - I'm tearing up right now reading this. I've said it many many many times already but it truly was an HONOR to be your wedding coordinator. You worked so hard to have the wedding of your dreams I was just so glad to have helped you pull it off! It will go down in the books as one near and dear to my heart because you both are such lovely, humble and amazing human beings! I'll see you on the slopes! :)
Meg · Married on 07/10/2015
Wendy was an excellent resource and very professional and enthusiastic person to work with. She truly shines at wedding time (rehearsal / wedding day) and makes sure you do not worry about a thing! She has a lot at her fingertips in terms of getting ice sculptures or doing decor through Fine Affairs and contacting vendors, which was great for us as we were from out of town. Thank you for making our space look really beautiful and being such a great resource (and friend!!!) through all of this!Sent on 07/20/2015
Fine Affairs's reply:Meg and Phil,
Amy · Married on 06/20/2015
I would most highly recommend Fine Affairs for your event!! They are absolutely the best!!Sent on 06/23/2015
Patricia · Married on 06/20/2015
Fine Affairs is the best of the best! Their work is truly unmatched and they are able to make your event visions and dreams come true! Their staff is professional, fun to work with and accommodating. You cannot go wrong hiring them and I would recommend them over and over again!Sent on 07/30/2015
Fine Affairs's reply:Thank you so much Patricia...your day was like a dream come true for us. We were honored to be a part of it!!
Gayle · event on: 06/11/2015
Made my life so much easier. Very creative, attentive, responsive, respectful, amazing! The make me look good. Their staff is phenomenal from the top to each service person. They truly are awesome!Sent on 06/29/2015
Fine Affairs's reply:Gayle - thank you so much for this amazing review!! WE LOVE the Arbella week and look forward to 2016! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your event! It is by far one of our favorite every year.
Steven · event on: 06/06/2015
Wendy and the Fine Affairs team exceed all of our expectations on every dimension. Professional, Creative, Responsive, Easy to Work With, Thorough Attention to Detail, Smart, Fun, and a Great Partner .... are just a few of the ways we'd describe Wendy! We highly recommend Fine Affairs...and suggest you ask for Wendy.Sent on 06/15/2015
Fine Affairs's reply:Steven, Linda, Mike, Lizzie and baby Margolius,
Erin · Married on 01/10/2015
Fine affairs does an amazing job. They did both my bridal shower and my wedding. They turned a backyard into a gorgeous backyard Venus. For my wedding they turned our Venus room in to the most beautiful room I have ever seen. They are great to work with and will make you special events that much more special. When I have to plan another event I will definitely use them again.Sent on 03/13/2015
Maria · Married on 10/04/2014
I could not have imagined a more perfectly designed and executed wedding for my daughter. Thank you Michael for for your inspiration, creativity, kindness and exceeding our every expectation. You are the best!!! REALLY!!!!Sent on 10/11/2014