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shilpa · Married on 05/28/2017
We had our dream wedding thanks to Cheryl and her team! We got married in May 2017 in Austin Texas and as soon as we met with Cheryl, we knew she would be a perfect fit to plan our wedding. My fiance and I both lived in Houston and our families were not from Texas so this made the planning processes difficult until we met Cheryl. Initially I thought we wouldn't need a planner because we were keeping our wedding on the smaller side, but after a couple of months of vendor shopping, I realized we could not plan a destination Indian wedding without the help of an expert, especially with us not being in town. Cheryl actually ended up saving us more than her fee! She was able to negotiate contracts and find the best vendors and deals due to her connections in the area. As the wedding date got closer she was crucial in finding last minute vendors, getting everything organized and keeping us on track.
Our actual wedding weekend ran so smoothly all thanks Cheryl and Rohit. They were so great at keeping everything organized and on time. I later found out that there were little things that didn't go exactly as I had planned (due to weather or vendors) but my family and I didn't have to deal with any of these things because Cheryl had taken care of them. My parents were fully able to relax and enjoy the wedding- which was priceless to them.
If you are thinking about getting a planner- DO IT! And go with Glitzzy Events! We ended up saving more money and priceless time and energy by having Cheryl plan our wedding. It was a stress free beautiful weekend and my HUSBAND and I couldn't have been happier.
rachna · Married on 07/28/2018
It’s hard for me to think about my wedding happening without Cheryl. I was the first to get married in my family and had many ideas for the ceremony and reception, but no clue how to actually organize and implement our ideas. This is where Cheryl and her husband come into play. They can execute any idea and make it a reality. They have vendors for anything needed for a wedding and truly are some of the sweetest people we have had the pleasure of working with in awhile. If you are in doubt as to whether or not to spend money on a wedding planner, I can say with complete confidence that Cheryl is the right person to help you. She made herself available at all times to answer our questions and kept our event running smoothly and beautifully the day of. Cannot thank you enough Cheryl and we will be back here with any more big life event celebrations to plan!!!!
Rebecca · Married on 07/28/2018
Cheryl and Glittzy Events helped us with our fusion wedding. She was outstanding, seeing the Bride’s big picture while adding her own advise and experience. Glittzy events handled the wedding and all the events leading up to it with professionalism and grace.
Satya · Married on 07/28/2018
We just wrapped up a wedding planned by Cheryl. She did an absolutely amazing job for my daughter's wedding. From selecting vendors to negotiating with them to getting them to perform, she handled each and every task meticulously. She has a vendor for everything you can think of. She balances the dimensions of vision, practicality, and budgets effectively. She pushes back where she must. On the day of the wedding, she had a minute by minute plan for the day across multiple venues. When we were stressed, she famously said none of us needed to be, because we can transfer our stresses to her. Cheryl enabled all of us to fully enjoy the wedding without worrying about a single thing! If you want an amazing, delightful and worry-free wedding experience, Cheryl is your wedding planner. I totally recommend her.
Prachi G. · Married on 07/15/2018
The Best Wedding Planner!
My husband and I can’t imagine getting through the wedding planning and execution process without Cheryl, Glitzzy Events and her team!!
She helped us plan our dream wedding all within 5 months! She helped gather, consolidate and turn my, my now husband and our family’s many asks and desires into reality!
You can probably imagine that a wedding in such a short timeline requires immense attention to detail and a passion to help. She had a list of specialty vendors to meet our Indian wedding needs. Each step of the planning process was seamless because of Cheryl’s connections, her expertise in all things wedding related and her ability to break it down for everyone. She saw the big picture, is very organized, made sure our family and the various vendors are informed of the plan and any changes.
In addition to the help and guidance she provided during planning, she was wonderful on the big day! My husband, family and I were able to enjoy the day without having to worry about any details. Cheryl, her team and the many vendors were there every step of the way. Their execution was phenomenal. Every detail that was planned was executed perfectly and on time. I am so very thankful to Cheryl and her team!
If you are looking for someone to help plan and coordinate your specialty India style wedding in Austin, we definitely recommend Cheryl, Glitzzy Events and her Team!
Rekha · Married on 05/12/2018
Cheryl is amazing! We used Glittzy Events for wedding coordination and I just don’t know how we could’ve done it without her. She literally made sure every last detail was taken care of and made our wedding day as stress-free as possible. I can’t express how much I appreciated and NEEDED Cheryl’s help throughout this whole process. Also, Cheryl knows everyone in the ATX wedding industry, which is comforting as her advice is valuable. I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone planning a wedding in Austin, particularly an Indian wedding. You simply cannot go wrong with Cheryl’s keen attention to detail, patience, connections, and creativity.
Robin Donahe · Married on 05/06/2018
Cheryl is the best wedding planner I have worked with - and since I own & operate a special events horse-drawn carriage & Baraat horse service, I have worked with a LOT of wedding planners. Cheryl by far provides the most communication and the quickest response as well as runs the most ON-TIME events!!
If you are getting married, use Cheryl as your planner, you won't be sorry - or late!
Bhanu · Married on 05/06/2018
This review is long overdue. “Do we need a wedding planner for our wedding?”. This was one of the questions I asked during the beginning stages of planning our wedding. I was so nervous on hiring a wedding planner. Scared that they overcharge or the general assumption that we will not get exactly what we want.
We did a destination wedding and were a bit worried with regards to organizing and choosing our vendors but Cheryl made the process as painless as possible. She is very organized, attentive and detail oriented. She prepared a google docs for us to update and track list of tasks to be done and she made sure we were on right track for all the events planned for our wedding. Going into the final stretch before the wedding, she really starts to bring everything together and will bring to your attention details you never considered. All her packages are very reasonable for the amount of work she puts in.
She always responded quickly to any questions we had, gave us friendly reminders every time we needed to get things done or submitted. We had so many last minute things and Cheryl took care of everything. She had thought of things that we did not even think about. Trust me there are really few things we didn’t even know.
On our wedding day, we knew we had absolutely nothing to stress about because Cheryl and her team were on it. We couldn't have asked for a better planner, and we are so grateful that we picked Cheryl to help us throughout our wedding planning.
Thank you Cheryl for all that you and your team has done to make our wedding, dreams come true, STRESS FREE! We highly recommend her to anyone, because she really knows what she's doing and you can really see that she absolutely loves what she does!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mena · Married on 04/28/2018
I booked Cheryl for Month and Day-Of services for our two-night wedding. I like to be very organized and Cheryl's process to pull all of our plans together and execute was amazing! We hosted a Western and Indian ceremony and Cheryl's experience was so helpful to the uniqueness we wanted to apply to our ceremonies. She is very knowledgeable about a variety of different cultural and religious weddings and her suggestions and reminders were so helpful. She also understood my vision from the beginning and carried through with all my wishes. She navigated the various perspectives including mine, my husband, and both parents. She also calmly handled the execution and I didn't have to worry at all that everything would go according to plan since she was there. Our wedding days were relaxing and enjoyable thanks to Cheryl and Rohit!
Sriya · Married on 03/23/2018
Cheryl planned our wedding in Austin, TX and I could not have asked for a better wedding planner. I do not live in Austin so I relied completely on Cheryl for vendor recommendations, negotiations, tastings, etc. She handled everything with aplomb. We had a traditional Indian wedding with Sangeet, wedding ceremony, and reception for 300 people. Cheryl was so good at thinking of all the little details that made the event so special. In addition, she is so organized and that made the event go so smoothly. We got so many comments from our friends and family at how spectacular and well-organized our wedding was. I would not hesitate to hire Cheryl (and Rohit!) again for any future event planning. She is worth every penny (and her prices are very reasonable).
Sheela · Married on 10/26/2017
Cheryl is such an awesome person! She is extremely passionate about her work and is always willing to go the extra mile! We worked with her for months, and she helped us from the beginning idea stage to the full execution stage. Additionally, she is a caring and personable person! She made sure that the day was stress-free for us. Thank you Cheryl and Rohit for making our party such a memorable event! We would highly recommend them for any event!
Sriteja · Married on 09/29/2017
My wife and I got recently married in India and wanted to host a reception in Austin for our friends and family in the US who couldn't make it to our wedding. Not really knowing what to do and pretty frustrated with our search for the venue, my mom and I decided to look for wedding planners and found Cheryl. We met her for dinner one evening where she walked us through what all is needed and helped us come up with a budget expectation.
Cheryl and her team were great! Cheryl helped us find the perfect venue for our reception that all the guests loved, a good photographer to cover to the event (which was very important to us), as well as the DJ, cake, and just about everything else. She did a wonderful job coordinating with all the vendors and even negotiating with them to help us meet our budget. Last but not least, she did an outstanding job with the decorations. We really liked that she listened to all our requests and helped us plan a great evening, all the while keeping our budget in mind. I highly recommend her!
Roshni · Married on 08/13/2017
Cheryl is amazing!!! We had a destination wedding in Austin, TX and came to the city knowing absolutely nothing about what it had to offer, except that the views were gorgeous. Cheryl has connections with great vendors in the past and gave us good recommendations on who we should consider working with for each event given the details of what we were expecting (different types of food, decorations, etc.). This also meant she was able to get us good deals with these vendors as well as negotiate prices. She was very organized and set up Google docs for me to review and update often to make sure we were on schedule and had a good understanding of what to expect on the days of the events. She was always available and ready to help. We were e-mailing and texting Cheryl several times weekly and she was always willing to help us out. When we got closer to the wedding, she also set up phone meetings every 2 days to make sure everything was on track for last minute details. My parents and I were especially amazed at how much we were able to get done during our 2 day trips to Austin. We simply let Cheryl know when we wanted to come down and she arranged all meetings with the vendors and kept everything on time. We always left with a sense of accomplishment without feeling overwhelmed. We had several friends and family members tell us how organized and on schedule everything was during the wedding weekend. She even made sure all bills were finalized after the events and offered to pick up things that were left at venues for us. Overall, Cheryl was a lifesaver and helped us flawlessly plan a destination wedding in 6 months. I HIGHLY recommend her and her team.
Anubodh · Married on 04/08/2017
Cheryl was fantastic to work with. We planned a destination Indian wedding in Austin, and as soon as we met with her and decided to work with her, Cheryl put us at ease. She was very responsive, organized, and fun to work with. She made sure that we were both happy with the decisions we were making, and also worked with us to come up with solutions for any problems as they came up. She and her husband were also a fantastic help especially on the day of the wedding, and helped us pull off a wedding ceremony at one venue and a reception at another venue about 40 mins away without a hitch. We are both so happy that Cheryl made our dream wedding happen, and wholeheartedly recommend her to others planning their wedding in the Austin area.
Sharanya · Married on 04/01/2017
Cheryl and her team helped us pull off an Indian fusion wedding and henna ceremony/pre-wedding party a month ago in Texas Hill Country. Cheryl patiently and diligently worked with us for a year, finding vendors and negotiating with them and also negotiating between the sometimes-competing desires of the bride/groom/parents/budget. She did a fantastic job with that, but I think we didn't even really appreciate her value until the events took place. Cheryl pulled together everything flawlessly, and we as well as our guests were awed by how beautiful both days were. And she was cheerful the entire time, despite having to manage stress coming at her from all directions. We are very very glad that Cheryl was a part of our wedding.Sent on 04/30/2017
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Rupa · Married on 12/16/2016
A Wedding Coordinator, Extraordinaire
Dear Cheryl and Rohit,
What a wedding! And what a great effort and assist from you guys! A thank you would not suffice for such effort, dedication to work, empathy, and willingness to go the extra mile, so here goes –
An almost yearlong effort of work between you and Nisha came to fruition in an arcade hail of sparklers! Every detail and assist by you, Cheryl, has been noticed and appreciated by the wedding guests from both sides. Your input in negotiating food prices and menu with the different restaurants helped us in controlling our expenses. Your detailed inputs in hour long teleconferences have won over converts, most notably a guy who came in on a horse!
Not enough could be said about Rohit, a true roll up the sleeves and get down to it guy. Your tremendous help all around, which includes getting the limes on Meet and Greet night, was a savior event! You are a great partner for Cheryl in what you guys do. Thanks again! We need to break bread over some wine and good desi food one of these days.
All three of us, Rupa, Priya and myself, thank you in earnest for a job well done. Who knows, maybe a couple of years down the road, there could be one more request for an encore?
Vipul, Rupa & Priya
Nisha · Married on 12/16/2016
Words cannot express how amazing Cheryl was in planning our dream wedding. We found out quickly that Cheryl's experience and talent with weddings and events was exceptional and we wanted her to be a part of our big day. She is wonderful to work with and you can see and feel her passion in what she does. She helped us with creating a vendor list, budget, timeline, guest list, etc and it was very well managed. And she will also make sure you are on top of it! I will always remember the late phone calls that would last hours, meetings at the venue, and all the fun we had while planning our events. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was special and she made our vision come to life. Moreover, her husband Rohit was there in on the action to help and make sure everything ran smoothly. We found out later that during the sangeet we had run out of beer and wine. Rohit went to a nearby grocery store to get more and then made a second trip back to get limes for the beer! We were just in awe - Cheryl and Rohit are a great team and they truly care for you and take care of you. We were able to enjoy our events stress free and our guests enjoyed every minute of it. Many of our guests complimented us on the flow of events and were so impressed with how everything ran. Cheryl and her team made that happen and we couldn't have been happier. We highly recommend Cheryl for any event planning you need!
Thank you Cheryl for making our dream wedding come true and making it such a memorable one!
Suraiya · Married on 12/03/2016
Cheryl is awesome !! Cheryl and her husband were a great team in creating our wedding day extra special for us! She is fantastic to work with and she takes her work very seriously. Her passion shows up in her efforts to make things flawless. She always had great suggestions and ideas for us throughout the process. Since ours was destination wedding in Austin, Cheryl coordinated everything with the venue and was very responsive in her communication. She made sure we were stress-free and ensured smooth flaw on the day off wedding She is very caring, friendly and personable. She went out of her way to arrange for last minute changes to ensure the venue and set up looked pretty. We were able to enjoy our wedding day without any stress and focus on our family and friends only because of Cheryl and Rohit. Thank you Cheryl for making our wedding so memorable and beautiful. It wouldn’t have been the same if it wasn’t for you ! Everything was perfect, we would highly recommend her for any event :)
Shweta · Married on 10/22/2016
Cheryl at Glitzzy Events was amazing in helping us plan our wedding in a short six month period! Not being local to Austin myself, Cheryl's long experience with planning events, particularly South Asian weddings in Austin was invaluable to our families.
Both Cheryl and Rohit's willingness and patience in understanding our vision for the event, creating and managing a detailed timeline, recommending/ sourcing new vendors and even starting a catering service that would meet our requirements was more than what we could have wished for. This passionate, wholehearted team made our dream wedding come true! We were able to enjoy our big day with all our guests completely stress free! Thank you so much!
Isha · Married on 09/17/2016
Pros: organized, detail-oriented, creative, communicative, flexible, patient, high-quality
Cons: I can’t think of a single one!
Glitzzy Events managed Pratham Austin’s gala this year on September 17, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency. The program was fairly complex with many codependent moving parts, which had to flow correctly for the night to be considered a success. It’s an understatement to say this year's gala was the best we've ever had. With 530+ attendees, over 15 vendors, and incredibly high expectations, as the organizers, we knew that there would be a lot to manage on the day of the gala, and I was personally prepared to spend the entire evening helping manage logistics. However, Cheryl and her team were fantastic! Every single detail was taken care of and I was actually able to mingle with attendees and enjoy the evening. Every attendee who provided feedback on the event said it was wonderfully organized and run, the credit for which goes to Cheryl.
I was particularly impressed with Cheryl’s ability to manage multiple details with high-quality results. She managed the delivery and set up of appetizers from 5 different restaurants, the photographer, DJ, auction set up, décor, venue details, food and beverage, all with attention to detail and style. No detail is too small for Cheryl to manage. She managed the entire registration process for all our attendees which included the creation of goody bags with auction paddles, training volunteers to register guests, and problem-solving as issues came up. The creation of the goody bags was a huge undertaking and Cheryl and her team pulled it off beautifully. There is no doubt in my mind that when Cheryl takes on an event, she gives it her all. Her commitment to going above and beyond and passion for excellence is unmatched.
In the history of Pratham Austin, we’ve never had a gala that was this successful or this well organized, and much of that had to with Cheryl being at the helm of it.
Venkat · Married on 07/02/2016
On July 2nd 2016 my son Karthik married the love of his life Noemi. My wife a perfectionist by nature and I visited Dallas, Houston and Austin to find a wedding planner who is not only a perfectionist but has experience in fusion marriages. We found Cheryl Fernandes in Austin, who we can now say with conviction, represents an epitome of an excellent wedding planner. The first thing you notice about Cheryl is her confidence—a personality trait that she transfers to her clients immediately. The source of her confidence is her incredible ability skills in organization, time-management, and multi-tasking. However, my wife and I are convinced that her commitment to excellence comes more from her spontaneous passion to do the very best. She is knowledgeable in all aspects, from the engagement party to the honeymoon, and everything between. She provided us a vendor list and instinctively helped match us with the vendors that best suit our needs. As a professional wedding planner she has done her homework well and understands the intricacies of an individual's faith, culture, other traditions. This awareness is exemplified in fusion weddings. Cheryl was even able to incorporate elements of the military—my son’s experience—within the wedding. Cheryl is friendly, easily accessible, communicates promptly, has excellent interpersonal skills, and seamlessly works under pressure. Her calm and assuring personality reassured the stressed out bride and groom as well as placated the emotional parents. Her demeanor and grace resembled a close family member. In short, I would not only recommend Cheryl and her team— her wonderful husband Rohit and her delightful son Nathan—with no reservations. We would also call her the moment my other two boys are ready to tie the knot. Cheryl and her family entered our family as a wedding planner and have now become friends forever.
Sheela · Married on 04/02/2016
This is our third event with Cheryl and she has once again done an excellent job! She always has excellent ideas and has a great team that makes the event go very smoothly! Additionally, she does a fantastic job perfecting the smallest details such as the cake flavor and the lighting and really works with her clients to make the event as magical as possible. Good planners are hard to come by and Cheryl is diamond in the rough. Thank you Cheryl for making our events awesome and we will definitely come back to you when we are celebrating another event in our family!
Rika · Married on 11/28/2015
Cheryl was fantastic to work with! She always had wonderful suggestions and ideas throughout our Wedding Planning process. She was always very responsive with questions and great about communicating throughout our planning process. Cheryl went above and beyond on my wedding day which made everything seem so seamless and stress-free. Not only is she a genuine person she cares about the event being successful. Planners are tough to find, and we were very lucky to have found Cheryl. Thank you, Cheryl and to her wonderful daughters who helped her the day of. If it wasn't for you, our wedding wouldn't have been a fairytale!
Love, Rika and Jay Zuniga
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Veeral · Married on 11/14/2015
Cheryl and her husband were great in creating a seamless wedding day for us! We had a fusion wedding that started early in the morning with our Hindu ceremony followed by a traditional Catholic ceremony offsite, and Glittzy events helped us stay ahead of schedule the entire day. Cheryl has an assertive and calming nature, and she gave us constant assurance that her goal was to keep us stress-free on our wedding day. Her passion for wedding planning shows in her attention and execution of detail. She helped us make connections and negotiate with vendors without any prompting. She was always eager and enthusiastic to close the gaps in our wedding planning that ultimately led to a perfect day. She is such a caring person that will go the extra mile for any bride. We are forever thankful for her help in making our wedding day great and allowing us to keep our focus on our family and friends!
Manasa · Married on 08/29/2015
Our wedding was an absolute fairytale thanks to Cheryl's hard work and dedication to our big day. Cheryl helped plan and execute our big fat Indian wedding in Austin this past August. With both of us having full time jobs and our families both out of town, Cheryl's help was priceless. She was able to make the planning process between families seamless. She is an amazing wedding planner, and also is an amazing person. My husband and I have nothing but glowing things to say about Cheryl and her team. After meeting her it is hard not to notice Cheryl's genuine enthusiasm and love for what she does- it truly shows through in all of her work.
I also really liked how Cheryl is able to work within any budget. We definitely had a budget, and Cheryl never once tried to persuade us to spend more money but rather helped us work with what we wanted to spend. She is very mindful of costs and treats the planning and event as if it was her own. It really was an absolute gift to work with Cheryl and her team- I would definitely recommend her to anyone planning a wedding, she really is worth it! I am still having withdrawals from our wedding and the planning process but I know Cheryl will stay a lifelong friend. Thank you Glitzzy Events!!