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Ivanna Olazabal · Married on 03/01/2020
The best wedding coordinator
I don’t even know how to put into words how thankful I am for Gabi. The month leading up to the wedding and the actual day of, I would have never gotten through any of it without her. Attention to EVERY. SINGLE. LITTLE. DETAIL. Always had an answer to EVERY question we had. Was on call every minute of the month leading up to wedding, to the morning after my wedding. I can honestly say I had ZERO stress on my wedding day, and it was all thanks to Gabi and her amazing team! My vendors had nothing but positive things to say about her communication and organizational skills. The best way to describe Gabi is like a Fairy God mother. She made me feel so at ease and honestly just so loved an beautiful all day. I could go on FOREVER about how EVERYONE needs to book GSE for their wedding planning/coordinating. I would recommend her a million times over! You truly get what you pay for, and you get nothing short of perfection working with Gabi!Sent on 01/22/2020
Kristen · Married on 11/17/2018
Gabriela is honestly AMAZING! My Husband and I were so blessed to spend the past year and a half with her planning our dream wedding. She was there every step of the way answering our countless amount of questions and guiding us to the perfect vendors. She made my dream become a reality! I couldn't be more thankful that we hired Gabriela! She took so much stress off of us and our families during this process. When is came to the wedding day, I truly did not have to worry about one thing and neither did our families. She made sure everything ran smoothly and that we were having the time of our life. Gabriela is by far the greatest wedding planner. She has become a life long friend that my husband and I appreciate so much!Sent on 12/03/2018
Mari · Married on 10/21/2017
I'm so happy we found Gabi. We got her for day- of and a few weeks before the wedding, she requested all of the information and we had a meeting about the flow of the wedding. She went through all of the details of what we had booked months in advance and helped us put it all together.Sent on 12/31/2017
Denise · Married on 09/30/2017
we LOVED working with Gabriela! My husband is Brazilian and one of his friends recommended Gabriela since she is also Brazilian and we loved her from the start. She went along with some of our crazy ideas and was able to keep both of our neurotic families calm the whole wedding weekend. We upgraded Gabriela's package from day-of coordination to partial planning when we had a hard time narrowing down and booking some vendors and that was the best decision we made. Automatically made us feel more comfortable and relaxed when it came to making decisions because Gabriela was helping. Our wedding day was PERFECT and I knew we were in good hands. Gabriela kept us on time and made sure we had something to eat during the day and that we always had a drink in our hand at the reception. Thank you Gabriela!!!!Sent on 12/31/2017
Lisa · Married on 06/03/2017
Gabby was very sweet and always available to answer questions. She had a simple solution every time I freaked out about something, like when it rained before our ceremony. Gabby quickly moved everything to our indoor room and our guests never even knew it was a last minute change.Sent on 12/31/2017
Sandra · Married on 01/14/2017
Sometimes in life you are fortunate to meet some really special people. Gabi Sousa is one of those people. My wife and I were in desperate need of a wedding coordinator and we were lucky enough to be referred to Gabi. She turned out to be the best hire in our wedding. Gabi came in and planned/coordinated our wedding with just a week left before the wedding. It was not an easy job but she was able to step in with a week left and take control of our wedding like as if she was there from the beginning. Gabi has a special gift of connecting with the couple and feeling like she's part of the family. So if you're looking for someone that is easy to work with and does a great job in organizing/planning/ keeping everyone in line with the timeline then Gabi Sousa is the person you need to hire. My wife and I now consider her a friend. So if you are having trouble finding a wedding coordinator look no further then Gabi Sousa. Our wedding was unbelievable and the best day of our lives and we both know that a huge part of that was because of Gabi and her staff. Thank you again!Sent on 02/02/2017
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Marina · Married on 04/23/2016
Gabby was so great!! We had done most of the planning by the time we hired her, and just needed help bringing it all together for the day of the wedding. Gabby worked with us the month before the wedding to double check we had everything we needed, confirm everything with vendors, create a timeline, help with rehearsal and being there on our big day! Gabby was friendly and very easy to work with. She always listened to what we had to say and made sure we had everything we needed and wanted. She was so detailed and organized that I did not worry about a single thing during the wedding day! I highly recommend her!Sent on 05/10/2016
Kennard · Married on 03/12/2016
Gaby, you and your staff did a great job. The only blemish to the reception was that loud mouth "Father of the Bride" that kept yelling your name looking for the stupid confetti cannons, He apolgizes profusely.Sent on 03/19/2016
It was a pleasure working and interacting with Gabriela. There were a few glitches, that were beyond the control of the wedding coordinator.
I should have provided more food and beverages for the bride's party and staff when they were getting ready.
I highly recommend Gabriela for and future wedding or any events in the future.
dale · Married on 03/12/2016
Great value, very friendly. Would recommend. :)Sent on 03/26/2016
User3696657 · 2+ years ago
Gabi was absolutely wonderful, not only on our wedding day, but every day leading up to it as well!! She was always available for me to chat with, and made sure that I did not stress out about any details of my wedding!! If I began to stress about something, Gabi immediately had a solution that made me feel reassured.Sent on 03/20/2016
On our wedding day, Gabi was there when I needed her, and made sure that the entire day went smoothly! She is absolutely amazing!!!!
Cameron · Married on 03/15/2015
Gabriela was very professional from the very beginning of the wedding process. Her attention to detail and understanding of the needs of the couple was astounding. She worked hard to ensure that our wedding day was flawless and pulled it off perfectly. I would recommend her services to any couple looking to have that fairytale wedding as she is the perfect fairy godmother to pull it off.Sent on 04/02/2016
Stephanie M · Married on 02/01/2020
STAY AWAY if looking for a reliable, organized, and well communicative wedding planner!
I had Gaby as my wedding planner for approximately 9 months, and within those 9 months, absolutely nothing had been done. If you are the kind of bride that is looking for a reliable, organized, and well communicative wedding planner, STAY AWAY!Sent on 02/27/2019
Looking back, there were a lot of red flags from the beginning. Even the simplest task, such as emailing the “getting to know you” questionnaire (which gathers more personal information about you and your fiancé), Gaby would say she'd email it by X date, but didn’t in fact do so until I asked her multiple times about it. This was a constant theme with Gaby, and ultimately why I had to change wedding planners. I had to ask and follow-up with her multiple times about everything (e.g., contacting vendors, vendors prices, what vendors we were considering, and etc.), in order to receive a response, which ultimately lost my trust in her ability to stay within the timeframe discussed. When she would contact me, she would promise to follow up with items or make it seem that there was progress being made, however, I never saw tangible evidence of it being done due to her immense lack of communication. I had to reach out to her multiple times over an extended period for her to answer me. Near the end of the 9 months, I couldn't sleep nor concentrate at work because I was so stressed out by her lack in communication and ability to follow through with the steps necessary in planning my wedding. I am now scrambling to plan my wedding with the time I have remaining.
Please save yourself the stress, and making your wedding planning an enjoyable experience by finding another wedding planner.