38 Reviews for Madeline Valentine - Destination Weddings
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There aren't enough words to describe how thankful we are to have come across Madeline while planning our destination wedding. As many of you might know, planning a destination wedding is a very scary and stressful process. Especially because you can't personally check out venues and meet with vendors. However, Madeline made this process so easy, fun, and stress free. She was always readily available to answer any questions and the line of communication was always open no matter the time difference. She was not only easy to work with, but also fun. She always made us feel like she truly cared about every single thing in our wedding turning out just the way we wanted it to... and not only did our wedding day turn out beautifully, but it also exceeding our already high expectations. It truly was the most magical day of our lives and the wedding of our dreams. Madeline, thank you for everything. We truly appreciate you and cannot thank you enough! If any of you reading this are on the fence about hiring a wedding planning for your Puerto Rico destination wedding, I urge you to contact Madeline, you will not regret it!
I am humbled and thankful by your words. Carlos & Brenda, you were a delight to work for. Respectful, courteous, friendly and open with your needs and expectations. Every call was delightful in developing a relationship that was not only professional but was friendly as well. The gift of your confidence allowed for magic to occur for your wedding day. Thank you with all my heart Brenda & Carlos.
I got married at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, Isla Verde beach resort and Madeline was our wedding coordinator for the day. I thank my lucky stars for Madeline! From the start of our planning she was there to answer my questions and was kind enough to help us when needed. The day of the wedding went off smoothly, she took care of everything and was super sweet. Madeline was very professional and all my guests had great things to say about her. I highly recommend Madeline if you're planning a destination wedding on PR, she knows her stuff!
It is truly my honor and privilege to have had the honor of working with Madeline and now, trying to find the words to express her amazing gift and talent as a wedding planner. When we got engaged in Puerto Rico we knew we had to return for a destination wedding. Recommended to us by the San Juan Intercontinental hotel, our wedding venue we decided to pursue contact. From our first correspondence to our last, Madeline is professional, calming, reassuring, positive and highly knowledgeable. She held our hands during the entire planning process and truly made our destination wedding dreams come true. In the 1 year + working together Madeline became family so when we finally met for the first time when she picked us up at the airport, it was like greeting my mom. Madeline will always hold a special place in our hearts. We are grateful for the magnificent 3 day event she helped to coordinate. Hiring Madeline, my fairy godmother was the BEST first decision that we made. Love you Madeline????
Madeline was fantastic. We had actually tried another wedding planner in PR who was a complete disaster. We really wanted to get married in the Camuy Caverns and the wedding planner we had first cancelled on us because she couldn't figure it out and still charged us. Madeline was then referred to us by our photographer and she was able to get us booked at the caverns immediately. The wedding went smoothly and everything worked out perfectly. It is nerve wrecking getting married someplace far away and she made it easy and was very on top of things.
It’s been a little over two weeks from our big day, and I really wanted to wait before writing my review to see if my feelings have changed. Honestly, if you are planning to have a traditional hotel destination wedding, where the hotel is to provide ALL the amenities, I’m sure Madeline is wonderful. For our wedding, I was incredibly disappointed and would not recommend her services.
What went wrong: I truly felt we did not get what we paid for, when Madeline physically did not show up to our wedding. She hadn’t even visited the property location prior to our event. Instead, she sent two assistants, that truly worked their butts off, but did not execute items as discussed. How could they? As we were not informed of this executive decision, in result I as the bride, was notified of every mishap that had occurred and had to worry of our time schedule. Because of this, I felt that I missed out of opportunities for photo ops and truly didn’t get the wedding I imagined. The entire intent of my mother insisting on hiring a wedding planner, was to have the opportunity to remember every moment of her only daughter’s wedding…sadly, she did not get that experience.
Madeline was an amazing wedding planner and friend! When I embarked on planning my wedding, I had no idea what to do, and she was always there to guide me every step of the way. From our first conversation nearly a year before our wedding I knew I could trust her, and that she would be like family. I was in the middle of a lot of life transitions and planning my wedding from afar was a challenge, and she was always more than understanding with my busy work schedule. She met with my mom in PR to look at the venue we chose and look at decorations. She helped calm my anxiety and clear my doubts many times. They day of the wedding, a lot of rearranging had to be done, and she was effective at executing everything. Everything on our special day turned out perfect for us, and we enjoyed every second of our wedding. I don't know what I would have done without Madeline! I recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to plan a fun, beautiful wedding.
Maria Cristina, tu dulzura y personalidad me ganaron desde el principio. Un honor y placer haberte servido en tu inolvidable y hermoso día! Cariños y gracias!
I moved from Switzerland to Puerto Rico with the idea to start my business and plan our wedding within less than 10 month. A big challenge I couldn't have done without Madeline!!! Madeline was referred to us by our Photographer. The day I met her, I was instantly sure that our wedding was going to be the day I've always dreamed of.
Madeline has an amazing personality. She is very professional and responsible and gave me so many hearty laughs and warm words which meant so much to me. She gave me all the flexibility I needed to manage the wedding planning and all my other big projects without feeling under pressure.
What I really appreciate about Madeline is the fact that she understood my wish to merge the wedding traditions in this part of the world with my ideas from Switzerland. All her inputs were fantastic and she inspired me to stay creative and happy during all the wedding planning.
The team Madeline recommended (decor / DJ / cake / transportation ...) was just the best of the best. My high expectations of service quality were more than satisfied. Madeline and her assistant made the wedding day to the best day of our life! There is nothing more valuable than completely enjoying your wedding because you know there is the best wedding coordinator running your very special day.
Thank you so much Madeline!!! Every day I saw you, it was a happy day for me. I'm so happy to have found you as our wedding coordinator and friend. Wilmer and I wish you happy holidays!
We currently live in Texas and chose to have a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. Madeline was referred to us by our venue. She is extremely knowledgeable and has the sweetest disposition, she really makes you feel like family. She helped us put together a great team of vendors!
Our wedding was such a mixed crowd, from Spanish only speakers, to English only, party animals to very religious. Madeline worked with us to find solutions to help make everybody comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. Best of all, we didn't have to worry about a thing during our wedding! I've been to so many weddings where the bride and groom don't get to enjoy the day worrying about what's going on behind the scenes. This was not our experience at all! We truly got to sit back and enjoy it knowing that we were in good hands!
When Madeline made an exit, she told us she needed to go home and rest because she had bronchitis! 1. What a trooper! 2. Her smile never left her face during our event! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our wedding!
Shirley, working for you was a delight! You shared your vision and dreams and were open to suggestions to accomplish it all. I thank you for your confidence and warmth through the planning process. I'm so happy you enjoyed every moment of your Magical Day! Blessings!
Words would not do justice for the incredible job Madeline did for our wedding. We met her a year and a half ago and our lives would never be the same again. Not only because of all of the magic she put into our wedding but because we have met an amazing person who is truly passionate and gifted at what she does. From day one Madeline was responsive and provided any help needed to make our dream wedding happen. Anything I asked for she made sure to make it worked... She even found a beautiful Popsicle bicycle cart that served freshly made pops from San Juan ... Organized having a bag piper at our wedding... Anything you wanted she was supportive and made it happen. Not only was she my saving grace with planning a destination wedding she delivered a wedding that was beyond our wildest dreams. The love and magic she put into our wedding was what made it so memorable. She worked so hard for us every step of the way! We are so grateful to have found her and now have a great friend. Our family adored her and already felt like she was part of the wedding. Her passion, talent and flawless professionalism is what helped make our day so wonderful. Our families will never forget our big day for the rest of their lives. Words cannot express the happiness she has given us... Any one is lucky and bound to have their dream wedding come true with Madeline on their side. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Madeline!!
As soon as I met Madeline Valentine during my wedding prep trip to Puerto Rico I knew I had hired the right person. She was very responsive to any method of communication I chose from the first time I contacted her, until even now after the wedding. She made great recommendations for choosing all my vendors and has so many connections and tricks up her sleeve that she is prepared to handle any unexpected or last minute situation. For example, three days before the wedding I got an email from the website I bought the sparklers for my wedding exit telling me they couldn't ship my sparklers to Puerto Rico. I panicked because you can't get those in PR unless it's fireworks season, which it was not. I called Madeline and not only did she offer me some sparkles she had left over from a previous wedding, but she personally went to party city and bought supplies so she could hand-make me 65 candle crafts so the rest of my guests could participate of the wedding exit. She didn't even charge me for the trouble she went through making these crafts in a such a last minute situation! Hiring Madeline made my wedding day stress-free and a success! Not only is she a great wedding planner, but she has won a special place in our hearts and I would recommend her to any future bride and groom in a heart beat!
I received only the warmest treatment, respect and trust from this couple and her family when they first came to Puerto Rico. They remind me of Ellen's motto: "be kind to one another". How can you hold back giving the best of yourself? Respect, kindness and consideration to others always brings out the best of people. Thank you for this unforgettable experience working for your beautiful wedding!
Madeline was great from the moment I met her over the phone. She was very well organized in all of our planning and made sure everything was to our liking. All her suggestions were honest and very helpful. Her time and effort definitely shines and we are so thankful to have met a genuine, wonderful lady who really enjoys making dreams come true. Our Puerto Rico destination wedding was a beautiful memory we will never forget, thanks to Madeline Valentine . -Selina and Eric
I have no words to describe what an amazing job Madeline job did for our wedding. The best way to put it would be with a question…“What do you imagine when you picture your dream wedding?” Madeline exceeded our dream and then some. She is the go to person for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. Not only did I fall in love with her, so did my entire family. She is gifted at what she does, is very responsive, makes it look so easy and is a beautiful person inside and out. I’m truly bless and grateful to her. She made one of the most important days in my life, one I will never forget!
Angel & Leo were a joy to work for. As to Angel, she is organized, charming and had a qualified team of professionals working to reassure a flawless event. Thank you DJ Rockhand, Jovany Marrero Photography, Jatzel Lozano at Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde, Lorraine's Flowers, Flipeate and Deliris Ramos...we did it!
Madeline was my day of wedding planner who I contracted through my venue, the Courtyard Marriottt Isla Verde. I don't know what I would have done without Madeline on my wedding day. She coordinated everything so I just had to sit back and relax. She was in my room first thing in the morning to make sure that everything was all set and she checked in on me throughout the day. She also coordinated with all of my vendors so that everything was seamless. She even stayed at my wedding until late into the night to ensure everything was going smoothly. I cannot say enough about Madeline's professionalism and calming demeanor. I highly recommend Madeline if you are planning a wedding in Puerto Rico. She is amazing. Thank you Madeline for everything. We love you!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering hiring a wedding planner in Puerto Rico. You can stop your search now and hire Madeline Valentine. Madeline saved us time, money and so much stress. The best decision my husband and I made was hiring her. I truly couldn't imagine going back and planning our destination wedding without her.
We selected our wedding venue prior to hiring Madeline and realized how much stress goes into hiring any vendor when you are having a destination wedding. When I decided to hire a wedding planner, Madeline was the 3rd and last planner I called. She was so helpful and gave me so much information before I even hired her. I felt that she really cared and I was so much less stressed after talking to her. She helped me choose all of our vendors before our first trip to Puerto Rico. Madeline scheduled all of our vendors to meet us at our hotel and drove us to our food tasting and to see our venue. Out of the kindness of her heart, she spent time showing us around the island and sharing their beautiful history with us.
I was born in Puerto Rico and had many issues with my birth certificate which needed to be fixed in order to get our marriage license in PR. Madeline spent weeks helping me fix these issues. She went as far as to have a new birth certificate printed with my correct information and let me tell you this was no small task! She helped me with countless other issues I ran into. I wouldn't have made it to my wedding day without her help.
Madeline's day-of service was amazing. There were a million little details that Madeline and her asistant took care of so that we and our loved ones didn’t have to. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Planning a wedding is so stressful and planning a destination wedding is that much more stressful. If you hire Madeline you won't regret it!
We honestly feel she is a dear friend to us not just the best wedding planner EVER!!! :)
A Persian wedding out of 1001 Magical Nights! A gorgeous loving couple that were a delight to work with. Facing new challenges on their behalf helped me to grow professionally. It was close to a year that I will always treasure.
Gracias por todo! No pudimos conocernos en persona pero por lo poco que tratamos via telefonica fueistes increiblemente profesional, me escuchabas en todas mis ideas que tenia y me dabas tus opiniones profesionales como mucho respeto.
Recomendadisima!!!! Excelente persona. Gran Ser Humano.
PLANNING WEEK WRAP UP
Date of arrival: 01/20/2014
From the first moment of contact, we knew Madeline would do a wonderful job planning our wedding. She sounded genuinely interested in helping us, asked detailed questions, and made recommendations regarding our thoughts for our special day. She also helped us plan our initial trip to start the wedding planning process.
When we visited Puerto Rico to start the planning process, Madeline picked us up from the airport and gave us a personal tour around San Juan which was a great way to start our trip. Since we came to her without even having a date or venue in mind, she booked appointments with venues based on our vision and told us about the benefits in our different options when selecting a date/season.
To maximize our time, she had the vendors come to us. Whether we were meeting at a venue or just in the lobby of our own hotel, this greatly reduced the stress of running around trying to locate everyone ourselves. During our meetings, she was able to communicate exactly what we visualized for our wedding in a concise manner which allowed us more time get to know them and their work. Most importantly, she was honest with us. She listened to what we wanted, gave us her unbiased advice, and allowed us to choose whomever we felt comfortable with.
Madeline was always sure to make us feel comfortable and never rushed us. We had a lot of fun during our trip and were able to return with some concrete results. So far, Madeline has been the most important part of our wedding; without her, we wouldn't have a date, venue, vendors, or a clue of where to start. At this point, I feel very confidant that the rest of the wedding planning will go on as seamlessly as our initial visit and I am excited to continue to work with her through the next steps of the process.
I don't intend to sound like "Little Miss Perfect World", but once again, I was blessed by a bride that not only is she beautiful, she is also warm, friendly, smart, an excellent listener and considerate to others. The way she treated with love and consideration her fiancée warmed my heart. This bride is a friend keeper!
Madeline was an absolute angel from the beginning of this experience. She kept in constant contact prior to our trip to Puerto Rico, which helped her keep us confident and assured that all was going as planned. When we arrived during our planning trip, Madeline picked us up from the airport and showed us around a bit. She is so knowledgeable about the island, it's history, it's people and it's places.
Madeline had prepared an itinerary for us which was wonderful. The vendors either met us at our hotel or other destinations that we were scheduled to visit. With her present it seemed as though the venues took us more seriously. Not to mention she seems to have a contact for everything.
Everything about Madeline and her performance is and was wonderful. She is a fun loving and easy going professional with a huge heart. At no point did she overwhelm or exhaust us. Hiring her has been without a doubt one of the best decisions that we have made so far. Not only do we now have PR's best planner, we also have a gained a true friend. Thank you Madeline.
I am moved by this gentleman's words. I very much enjoy what I do and always put my clients' interests first, but after these words, I find myself smiling like a schoolgirl! Ha ha, all is done with love for Shannon & Richard.
Can't say enough, impressed. Our wedding couldn't have turned out any better and I couldn't have done it without Madeline, she went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. Even do it was a raining day in PR our wedding was perfect.
A loving bride and a day blessed by the skies! The Hacienda provided the perfect areas to enjoy nature & it's beauty at it's best! A lovely wedding for a charming and fun couple. I have been gifted by new friends!
I can't say enough good things about Madeline. She put up with me editing the contract (pulling things out) a few times to get the services within my budget and she did everything she could to still make sure I had a wonderful wedding. The caterer and officiant she hired for us were amazing. Madeline was extremely communicative every step of the way!! They wanted us to come back at the Demographic Registrars office later to pick up certificate but we were due at the airport to pick up a guest. I don't know how she did it but she convinced them to let us sign the form and she picked it up later herself.
Thank you for helping us create our beautiful day!
I find myself quite surprised by the lovely ladies I have had the honor and pleasure to work for as a Wedding Planner. I hear about "bridezillas" but they haven't come to me! Julie is a true example of a fine, elegant, considerate and beautiful woman. If only I could be around to plan her 25 Anniversary! But at 92 I would be pushing the walker! Loved Julie & Larry!
On August 10 2013 we had an engagement Party coordinted by Madeline Valentin of MVP Events. It was a sucess!! We had met severa times as the ideas developed and when the day came...it exceeded my expectations. The party and its surprises came about as if spur of the moment and were enjoyed by all. Can't wait for the Big Day as this was unforgettable! Thank you Madeline, we love you!
If I could give 100 stars I would! Best wedding planner ever! Perfect from start to finish!
Madeline has become more of a friend than just a wedding planner in helping me plan my dream destination wedding. She really listens and learns to envision your dream with you to make it a reality! She is there every step of the way, from taking the many phone calls, answering the silly emails and driving around Puerto Rico visiting vendors with us. I could not imagine any step of this wonderful journey without her!
Always a pleasure to give an excellent service!
Simply amazing! Madeline is the best! She took care of everything for us and did not miss a thing. She was always available! I emailed her several times a day lol! The day of my wedding it was windy and the arbor we ordered blew away before the ceremony. Within minutes she had a new one there! She was on top of everything!
Madeline Valentín provided excellent services for our beach wedding in Puerto Rico - she handled all requirements, including a tasting and visit prior to the event - a dinner prior to our service, the service and reception, and a brunch the next day. She pulled in all of the appropriate vendors including a photographer, a DJ, a restaraunt/caterers, decorations, etc. - all in a location outside of the continental United States. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an excellent wedding in Puerto Rico. We can't thank her enough for making our day truly amazing - would love to have her by our side again when we renew our vows.
As the mother of the bride I would like to deeply thank you for making Jennifer and Algy's Wedding a true success. Your professionalism and dedication dealing with every aspect of the ceremony and reception made this special day forever to be remembered. THANK YOU......