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Claire · Married on 01/12/2019
Best. Decision. Ever.
Gina was HANDS DOWN the best decision I made during my wedding planning process. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to hire a day-of coordinator at first because the wedding organizers at our venue (The Logan Hotel) are fantastic. I didn't realize how essential she would be until the day of the wedding. There were so many moments throughout the day where I turned to my mom or to my (now) husband and said "Thank goodness for Gina. What would we have done without her?!" Some examples: 1) During the ketubah signing we realized that we didn't have the special pen with the archival ink and Gina promptly went out to find the correct pen. 2) My wedding shoes were KILLING me after a few hours and Gina found me a more comfortable pair of shoes to change into. 3) One of the toilets in our bathroom wasn't flushing and Gina got it fixed in no time. 4) I got muddy water on my train during my first look and Gina got it out right away. 5) When I started to get a little stressed, Gina was like, "I'm getting you a drink, what do you want?" Gina handled every issue with grace and ease. On any other day I wouldn't think twice about calling maintenance myself, running up to my hotel room to get more comfortable shoes, or getting a stain out... but on my wedding day there was so much going on and otherwise "little" issues became much bigger ones in my head. Do yourself a favor and hire Gina. She is so sweet and personable and she is SO GOOD at what she does. BEST. DECISION. EVER.Sent on 01/13/2019
Dana Saidler · Married on 11/03/2018
Words cannot begin to describe how absolutely incredible both Gina & Meg are! I do not think I would have survived my wedding without having them make everything flawless! I don't know how anyone would ever begin to get married without Gina & Meg. They were always available by phone and e-mail to answer all my crazy questions! My wedding had a very unique timeline and Gina made sure everything went smoothly so we had extra time to relax before the ceremony. There was a lot of wind during pictures and Gina made sure I looked my best by always fixing my hair, dress, veil and helping me walk when my feet were killing me! Gina & Meg even had a foot spray that helped calm my sore feet from taking pictures around Philadelphia all day! Meg was able to help fix my hair and makeup before walking down the aisle and was beside me the entire time! Hiring Gina and Meg was the best decision I ever made in regards to wedding planning! You will not be disappointed!Sent on 12/23/2018
Alec · Married on 06/30/2018
My husband and I live in Sydney, Australia but since I'm from Philly, we wanted to get married in my hometown and needed help planning everything from across the world. Gina was amazing and after we provided the high level, broad strokes of what we were looking for she arranged everything we needed. She even had contingencies for things we hadn't thought about. All of her hard work remained behind the scenes thereby making the process as painless as we could ever hope for. She was super responsive, and even taking into considering the 14-16 hours time difference, we always got in depth responses quickly, even on the weekends. When we arrived a week before our wedding, there was nothing we could improve.Sent on 07/06/2018
On our wedding day, we were totally relaxed and had the time of our lives with our guests.
Andrea · Married on 05/19/2018
I literally do not know how anyone gets married without Gina!! We hired Gina for our day- of wedding coordination and it was the best decision we made in the wedding planning! Not only did Gina help with coordinating our vendors and helping with the timeline, she made sure that the whole family and wedding party had everything they needed throughout the whole day and night! Because of Gina, my mom and I were truly able to enjoy the day and relax without worrying about any little details. A few examples of all of the wonderful things Gina did for us: The strap of my dress ripped during the hora- Gina hopped in without missing a beat, pinned me up so I could finish the dance, and then was waiting for me right after to sew me back in! I don't know what I would have done without her - her work was so beautiful and quick you would have never known there was a problem! She also sewed several of our groomsman buttons when they popped off, found a lighter that we remembered we needed last minute for the ceremony, kept track of sentimental items that we used during the ceremony and made sure to bring them back up to our hotel room, and beautifully bustled my complicated dress- I could go on and on! Hire Gina - she is like having a very talented best friend by your side all day :).Sent on 05/20/2018
Kathryn · Married on 10/14/2017
OH MY GOSH! Words cannot even describe how absolutely incredible Gina and Meg are!!!! They think of absolutely EVERYTHING! As a bride, I tried very hard not to become a bride-zilla... but even with that mindset, I still thought wedding vendors thought I was crazy. Gina is exactly the opposite. She made me feel like all of my requests were reasonable, and went above any beyond to make legitimately everything happen. Some vendors were concerned with city parking, she took care of it seamlessly. On the day of the wedding when we were ready to leave for the church, the bus broke down. Gina didn't hesitate to jump in; she drove my entire bridal party to the church in a flash. Her assistant Meg is just as incredible as she is. Meg kept up with me all day, and was by my side in an instant to hold my flowers, help with my veil, hand me my lip gloss, etc. These women are absolutely destined to be wedding planners and are exceptional at it. You will not regret hiring this team on your wedding day!Sent on 12/06/2017
Stephanie · Married on 04/29/2017
I can't explain how amazing Gina and Meg were. I hired them for month-of planning. Gina helped me plan all of the last minute timing details perfectly (we were planning around a few other big events in Philly). Gina promptly answered all of my frantic emails and also let me pop in for an extra meeting about scheduling (I am very type-A and she helped tremendously). When I found out the week before my wedding that the venue was starting a massive construction project, Gina was there for me every step of the way to make sure everything worked out. The wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to Gina and Meg for being there every second I needed something. 100% worth the money!!!Sent on 05/02/2017
Anne · Married on 10/29/2016
I thought the concept of being a guest at your own wedding was a myth. Yet, this was the best wedding I’ve ever been to, and it was my own wedding. Gina knocked this out of the park. Exceeded all my expectations.Sent on 11/02/2016
I hired Gina for day-of coordination and 10 hours of wedding planning. It was perfect for me because I’m an intense planner, but I knew there were some aspects of the wedding I didn’t care to do the heavy researching on myself. It was a huge time saver, and removed stress being able to reach out to Gina and say, “do you know a florist in my price range” or “where can we get our make up done in Philly that we can trust," especially planning from NYC.
Gina is really warm, friendly, really has it together, and she is a BOSS. My wedding had a lot of moving parts and a very unique timeline. Gina kept everything flowing smoothly through the day, and our ceremony started on time! One of my bridesmaids told me right before the ceremony started that she has never been to a wedding that has started on time.
She also took great care of my guests and my family, and solved several little hiccups that popped up without anyone noticing anything was wrong.
WeddingWire has a character limit, so I'm going to summarize the rest though I want to write more. Overall, my groom and I, and even my wedding party had a stress-free, joyful day. Everyone had the best time, and several guests told us after the wedding its the best wedding they have ever been to.
Andrea · Married on 10/08/2016
I am not quite sure where to start with Gina. Our wedding definitely would not have been what it was if it weren't for her. She was there to help reassure me with all of my decisions from start to finish. To navigate the challenges with divorced parents and help to create a day that was special and meaningful for everyone involved.Sent on 12/28/2016
She was always available via email to me and my fiance should we have any questions. I called her frequently to iron out various details leading up to our big day, and she was always helping me to execute all of the things that I wanted. She was able to keep me calm throughout all of the stresses of the process and I cannot thank her enough for that.
I heard that you should hire a wedding planner that is someone you would be friends with, and that is truly the relationship that we built. It was easy and effortless and made it very easy for me to trust her and explain to her all of the things I was trying to create for the wedding. She goes above and beyond to make sure that everything runs smoothly and is there for all of the last minute hiccups. I cannot thank her enough and HIGHLY recommend her.
Kate · Married on 09/04/2016
I got engaged November of 2015. Right away my parents and I decided that we needed to find a wedding planner. My mom had started a new job so she was working long hours and my dad travels a lot. I couldn't do this on my own so we started to do our research. We found Gina on this website and saw all the great reviews. I called right away to schedule a meeting and get more information on what she offers. From that very first phone call I felt so comfortable with Gina and as if I had known her for a long time. After meeting her, I was even more excited to start working with Gina and felt great about our decision to hire her! I just got married on Sunday, September 4th. From the day we met to my wedding day, she has been on call for me and answered every single one of my emails (there were a lot!), and she was always available to see me if needed. Gina came with us to all of my appointments and already had a florist, hair and makeup girls reserved for me which were all just perfect! She was there to help every step of the way and I couldn't be more happy with her service and all the help and support she showed us! She is just a gem! Her assistant Meg was also amazing! I only met her on my wedding day but she was there from beginning to end with anything I needed and helped carry my wedding dress during hours of photos :). Now that the wedding is over I can say that I miss talking to Gina every day and even my mom misses her and says "I miss Gina, I feel like I lost a friend"! I am so lucky to have found her and if you are looking for a wedding planner, do yourself a favor and look no further. Gina is the best!Sent on 09/10/2016
Helen · Married on 09/04/2016
Oh sure! You can plan your wedding yourself, or can you?Sent on 09/11/2016
Just think about it, venue, florist, photographer, videographer, band or Dj, etc., etc. Of course you can do it, starting with countless research on Internet, read the reviews and go through the process of interviewing these vendors. However it is a lot more to do and you should be able to cross it off the endless list by putting it in a capable hands of a professional planner.
Trust us, you need a planner, experienced, reputable and the one you can fully trust and rely on. And please, do yourself a huge favor, look no further, Gina Sole, instyleplanners.com (they really mean it, in style! Does not matter what your style and a vision for your perfect wedding). Every time when a anxiety builds up and you feel like you are getting overwhelmed, a short email with immediate returned mail from Gina put back a calmness and assurance that everything is under control and will be just fine.
We, parents of the bride, do not even know where to begin or thank you!
Thank you for understanding our concerns and make our vision a reality!
Thank you for accepting us the way we are and never judge our ideas or culture!
Thank you for making our kids wedding perfect! Yes, perfect!
Thank you for making the entire process fun? We will always talk about it with a smile on our faces!
And of course Thank you for your PATIENCE!
We really feel that you become part of our family and we wish that we will continue our relationship.
Caitlin · Married on 08/06/2016
Gina was the best and easily exceeded all my expectations. I am not going to lie, I am one of those people that plan everything. So when my parents told me they were hiring a wedding planner I wanted to die as we had 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen. I went with my parents to meet Gina and the moment I met her, I fell in love with her. I actually told my parents I wanted her to be my best friend! Throughout the wedding planning, she reassured my parents, gave them advice when needed, and called all my venders the week before the wedding. On the big day, Gina helped in every way possible. While getting ready, she brought a tool to button up my wedding dress and then made sure the photographer got a photo of my Mom "buttoning up my dress." She was always right there whenever I needed something and/or had a question. She even remembered the little details. My husband gave me a bracelet that I have worn every day since he gave it to me. I did not want to wear it for my ceremony but wanted to put on for my reception. Without Gina, I would not have remembered to put it back on and I would have been so upset! Thank goodness for Gina! She also went around the city with my husband and I to take photos. The next morning, I woke up going through my phone and as I did not have my phone one me the entire night, I did not have any pictures of my husband and I from our wedding day. After looking in my email, I was so happy that Gina had taken a few photos of us and sent them to me! What a great thing to wake up to! Thank you Gina for being the best of the best!!!Sent on 07/26/2017
Basia · Married on 06/11/2016
We hired Meg to be our day of wedding planner to help us throughout the day after a friend's recommendation . I don't know how i would have survived my wedding day without Meg (works with Gina Sole). Meg was invaluable to us on our wedding day. From the moment she stepped into my room while I was getting ready until she left she didn't stop moving or helping us with every little thing we needed. You need scissors? She's got them! Need band-aids, she's got those too! Meg helped me every step of the way and made sure to get me for all the special moments i asked her to throughout the wedding. Meg and Gina are the best investment you can make for your wedding. I met both of them when we went over all the details for my wedding and both Meg and Gina and very sweet, they listen and they really care- to conclude, you are in great hands with either Meg or Gina!Sent on 07/13/2016
Christi · Married on 06/11/2016
I hired Gina to be my full service planner about a year and half from the wedding date. From the first meeting, Gina made my now husband and I very comfortable. She was able to provide us with many different choices for every aspect of our wedding from venue, florists, caterers, etc. If it were not for her we would have not had most of our vendors (of which we loved all of them). She was always responsive, professional and around when I needed her. I never worried about anything getting done on time or in the way I would do it myself during the whole process. When it came to the day of, everyone involved in the wedding party was able to sit back and enjoy every aspect of the day. If anything went wrong that day, we never knew it. The only part of the process that was bad, is that now it is over. If you are questioning hiring a planner, DON'T! It is worth every penny! And if you want to have a worry free process and easy day of, Gina should be your choice!Sent on 08/05/2016
Lisa · Married on 05/29/2016
Gina, to quote my now mother-in-law, is a "true gem!" We hired Gina as our day-of coordinator for our May, 2016 wedding. She is an absolute professional with years of wedding experience around the trip-state area--one of the reasons we were drawn to Gina was that she had previously worked with both our reception venue and our slightly quirky ceremony space. From beginning to end, interactions with her were effortless. She was super responsive and was so accommodating of our schedules. Gina knew just what questions to ask as we discussed the details of our wedding day and was always willing to answer any questions I had outside of our meetings. She was indispensible during the flurry of overwhelming last minute conversation that went on the week before the wedding.Sent on 08/17/2016
On the big day, Gina always seemed to be right there when I had a question or needed a hand. She kept us on schedule, pinned on boutonnières, held up my train, had an endless supply of bobby pins for my long veil on a windy day, and somehow managed to find a corkscrew to open our kosher wine right before our ceremony. When we returned to the hotel after our ceremony and photos, Gina took us into our reception space for a peek at the set up. I loved having this private view of the ballroom and my husband and I even ran through a few steps of our first dance. Without Gina, we would have just rushed off to cocktail hour and never would have experienced this special moment. Gina also effortlessly bustled my dress, erasing another potential worry.
And that was just what I noticed! Being a detailed-oriented, planning-obsessed person myself, I believed I had thought of everything, and we almost didn't hire a coordinator. But heeding the advice of brides before me, we did, and I am so grateful. No matter how well you plan, something unexpected will come up. Gina quickly eased any potentially stressful situations for us and the day was a wonderfully joyful blur. Thank you Gina!!
Fran · Married on 07/18/2015
We were blessed to find Gina just a couple of months before our son's wedding! With the bride in Thailand and the groom in California, planning the wedding in PhiladelphiaSent on 07/30/2015
was challenging. When we met Gina for the first time we felt like we had known her forever. She is a very special person, with such warmth and sincerity . Gina's attention to detail is impressive and she managed all of the vendors with such ease. On the day of the wedding she completely organized the day . Everyone, including the bride and groom, were able to relax and enjoy every moment knowing Gina was there. We truly could not imagine anyone more perfect!
Theresa · Married on 05/29/2015
My husband, a business in the Yacht Industry, coupled with my background in the Hospitality Industry.....we appreciate detail and reliability. Gina nailed it. She too went above and beyond with her attenion to things that are so easily missed during such a magical time. I would do it again, with Gina on board. The same groom as well. ??Sent on 12/08/2015
Caitlin · Married on 11/21/2014
Gina & Meg made our wedding day so smooth and enjoyableSent on 12/05/2014
Allison · Married on 11/15/2014
My mom hired Gina as for her day-of coordinating services, since she truly wanted to enjoy my wedding day instead of being the point person for our vendors. I thought this was a great package, as we got much more than just day-of services. Included in our package were two meetings with Gina: on the first, we discussed vendors and timelines for my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses; on the second, we firmed up the timeline for the trolley and the reception, which was enormously helpful. As another part of the package, Gina called all of the vendors the week before the wedding. WOW! At that point, such a task would have overwhelmed me. On the day of our wedding, Gina floated back and forth between the church and my parents' house. She put body tape on me, coordinated our entrances, and generally made sure that everything went off without a hitch. She largely made herself invisible the day of, but she was always easy to find if I needed her. It was very reassuring having her there.Sent on 01/02/2015
Sandra · Married on 11/08/2014
Gina is a lifesaver! Truly AMAZING!!Sent on 11/30/2014
Gina was our coordinator for our November, 2014 wedding. After the first meeting with her we felt as if we had known her forever. Our 2nd meeting with her a few months later (the week before the wedding) was like meeting up with an old friend. Gina just has a way of making people feel comfortable.
The week of the wedding I emailed her with questions/concerns regarding last minute details. She emailed back immediately, instantly alleviating my anxiety.
The day of the wedding Gina came to the hotel where we were getting our hair and makeup done, to pick up my gown, shoes, rings, etc and bring them to the venue for the photographer to get a head start taking photographs in the bridal suite prior to my arrival. Once I arrived at the venue to get dressed, she did not leave my side until the ceremony started - she held the back of my gown up while I was taking pictures, carried my lipstick for touch-ups, and countless other things. Gina made sure the ceremony ran smoothly - ensured that the bridesmaids had their flowers, the groomsmen had their boutineers, the best man had the rings, and that everyone was lined up in the correct order and knew where to go. Once the ceremony was over she bustled my gown beautifully! During the reception she kept asking me if I needed anything. Gina even brought things back to our hotel room from the wedding venue, so that we would have less to carry. We were actually able to relax on the day of the wedding because of her, which is priceless!
Gina does her job in a professional and personable manner. She is effective without being pushy, which is not always the norm when it comes to wedding coordinators. In fact, when we mentioned her name to our vendors (the band leader, florist, photographer, videographer, and manager of the wedding venue), each one smiled and spoke very positively about her. I could go on and on about Gina! She is worth every penny!!
Chelsea · Married on 08/09/2014
Having Gina on our side for our big day was the best decision we made for the wedding. Gina was incredible. From the emotional support, to the willingness and flexibility, Gina was just amazing. Not to mention all the preparedness and organization she brings to the table.Sent on 08/11/2014
Gina helped us on the day of and for our rehearsal. She was ready to help and do anything it took to support me on my big day. More importantly, in the end, I felt like Gina was a friend! I would recommend Gina to anyone.
rebecca · Married on 06/22/2014
No one kept me more calm and sane leading up to the wedding than Gina Sole! Her genuine passion shines through her work and she really takes the time to get to know and understand the bride and groom. Thank you, Gina, for answering our countless emails, meeting with us, and helping the day run so smoothly. We couldn't have had our wedding without you! You're a life saver!Sent on 06/11/2015
Marisa · Married on 11/09/2013
You instantly adore her from the moment you meet her. She truly cares about you and making sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. She knew all of my vendors and made sure everything was perfect. During my outdoor wedding photos, Gina was holding up my dress making sure it was pristine when I walked down that aisle! My wedding went flawlessly and I have her to thank!Sent on 11/26/2013
Meghan · Married on 06/01/2013
Gina was so amazing and I'm so glad I hired her for my day of planner. She kept everything stress free and made sure everything was perfect. I was so happy with my decision in choosing her!!!Sent on 06/11/2013
Jade · Married on 09/22/2012
AMAZING, CARING, PROFESSIONAL, PRODUCTIVE, GENUINE, RESPECTFULSent on 11/27/2012
I adore Gina Sole. She genuinely cared that my day came out in every perfect way I envisioned it and it did, it really did. If something non-routine happened on my wedding day, I have no idea about it. It was supposed to rain and magically Gina Sole held it off until we took our photos and everyone got inside for the reception. She told me all day it wasn't going to rain and it did not. She has this magic ability to just not let you stress out about anything, nothing at all throughout the wedding planning process but especially on your wedding day. It helps a lot that she doesn't stress, she's very easy going.
She works with the best vendors in the city. My florals, stationary, and the production of my wedding couldn't have been any better. She got the prices exactly where we wanted them to be. I feel that my money was well-spent because of Gina Sole.
After my wedding day everyone asked me who my planner was because of how smoothly things went and how beautiful the wedding was. I will always refer Gina - I consider her a friend and wish she planned all kinds of events because she would be my planner for life!
<3 you G!
Dorit · Married on 08/25/2012
Gina is absolutely the BEST.Sent on 02/04/2013
My mom and I agreed on one thing: We needed a day of planner, and being an out-of-town bride, I needed 5 hours of consulting. Gina worked with me to come up with the perfect package of services, and she made the entire planning process a breeze. As a long-distance bride, I hadn't met Gina until our rehearsal, and I felt like I knew her forever!
Gina listened to everything I wanted/needed--most importantly, I put her on anti-anxiety duty. Not only did she succeed in keeping me AND my mom calm, she made us laugh and feel comfortable during one of the most exciting and stressful times in our lives. When my husband stepped on my dress and ripped out the train, I almost lost it, but Gina was right there ready to fix the entire situation! I knew that I had nothing to worry about, because Gina was taking care of everything.
Gina helped to draft our entire itinerary with all of the vendors, she managed all of the chaos, and kept me in the loop the entire time. I was so sad to see Gina leave at the end of the evening. I really felt like she was the best thing to happen to our wedding day (aside from me marrying my best friend, our families coming together and all of that other sweet stuff).
If you have a million difficult decisions to make during the entire wedding-planning process, I cannot stress enough that Gina Sole should be the easiest decision ever.
Gina, we love you!