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Susan · Married on 11/02/2018
Made Life Easy
Christie and her team were absolutely wonderful. We used their Event Management service. Christie was great at taking over all the details that I had planned and made sure everything was finalized and coordinated for the wedding. She was extremely organized and helped answer all of my questions and random emails during the planning process and even let me shipped a few things to her house in the week or two leading up to the wedding as I was from out of town. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch and I know that was all because of Christie and her team. They made it so that I didn’t have to worry about anything that day and carried out of all our details. We also had a desert table of homemade cookies that Christie set up and it was absolutely stunning. Just one of the many ways Christie and her team went above and beyond that day. She was a life saver for me during this process and my only regret is not getting the larger package and bringing her on for the entire planning process. Use Mise En Place for your wedding and you will not be disappointed.Sent on 09/15/2019
JUSTINE TAYLOR-RAYMOND · Married on 10/06/2018
Best Choice and Made Wedding Planning FUN
Christie and Mise en Place events are the absolute dream team. I don’t plan on getting married again, maybe a vow renewal, but I would hire her every single time and recommend her to anyone and everyone. There will always be a special place in my heart for Christie who made my dream day a reality.Sent on 11/27/2018
The day after getting engaged I knew I wanted a destination wedding in New Orleans. Only visiting a few times at this point, I knew very little, especially about the New Orleans wedding industry. I needed a planner. I contacted MANY potential wedding planners. I spoke on the phone with dozens to learn about their style and personality. Christie immediately stood out. She listened to my ideas, had concrete feedback before we even officially hired her, and already made me feel more relaxed about my wedding day. Still before officially hiring her, I asked Christie to meet me for a venue tour at my front runner venue (where I ended up getting married). Her experience and skills immediately showed. She knew exactly what she was doing, how to run a smooth wedding day, and how to handle both my mom and my anxiety (which is not easy to do). After a stressful two days of venue visiting with my mom, I called Christie in tears. Tired, overwhelmed, unsure of what to do she talked to me and calmed me down. AGAIN, I still hadn’t officially hired her, and she was already going out of her way to help me. She told me to go back visit the first venue, which I did, and immediately knew that was my venue and she was planner.
From there on working with Christie was a dream. She answered my emails right away. She took my calls when I really needed to be calmed down. She had ideas for vendors when I wasn’t sure where to turn. She helped me find the vendors I wanted to splurge on and the vendors I wanted to save on. She really went above and beyond in the planning phase. I used her planning website checklist regularly because it had everything I needed to do broken down by the month and then days as we got closer to the big day. One month out we set up a call to go through the entire day in detail. After that she called ALL my vendors to confirm and made sure all the details came together. There is so much to do month of and she helped make sure it all ran smoothly so I could focus on some fun personal details I wanted to include. I loved the wedding planning process and so much of that is due to how much FUN and easy Christie made it.
Day of her and Amanda ran the show. From the moment they got there they were busy making sure EVERY detail I had envisioned and more came together. They kept the entire day on track. Assisted with any emergencies that came up, there were a few and they handled them smoothly and quickly, so I never even knew. They came to find me for every major wedding event and made sure my husband and I didn’t miss a thing. Seriously the day was an absolute dream and I never could have done it without them. At the end of the night, all our personal items were boxed up and loaded for us, so we could enjoy our time with our guests. She even called the next day to make sure we had all our belongings and got our marriage certificate mailed.
You often hear people rave about the music, food, flowers, etc. at a wedding but usually not the planner. In my case, I have had a least a dozen guests comment on how wonderful Christie and Amanda are. They took care of not just my needs, but my guests, and made sure everything was perfect. Christie and Amanda, thank you! To all future brides, hire Christie, it will be the best decision you make in the wedding planning processes.
Jorie · Married on 11/11/2017
Christie made the wedding day perfect as well as everything leading up to it! She put me (and most importantly, my mom) at ease by going over all of the details and helping us think through logistics. Christie's personality is the ideal mix of fun, calm, and authoritative for a wedding coordinator. Her assistant (Amanda) for the wedding day was awesome, too. They made sure that my new husband and I had everything we needed and did not stress about anything. I can't recommend Christie and Mise En Place Events enough!Sent on 11/16/2017
Heather · Married on 10/21/2017
Christie and Amanda were one of the BEST possible investments we made when planning our wedding! Despite putting our best foot forward in trying to handle everything ourselves, we soon realized the only way to ensure we had the chance to experience our wedding day instead of dealing with the minutiae we worried would crop up at every turn was to hire a coordinator. Not only did the manage coordination with all of our vendors and teams; they beautifully handled the last-minute changes to ceremony location due to rain in the forecast, kept us on schedule whenever we strayed so we could accomplish everything we set out to do, made sure we had food and drink and time to ourselves to just sit back and enjoy the moment stress free, and just generally took care of any and everything that came up throughout the day, meeting each new challenge with the same smiling enthusiasm. We would not have made it through the day without them!Sent on 11/07/2017
Camille · Married on 12/03/2016
Christie did a fantastic job ensuring every detail of our wedding went as planned. I'm so glad we hired her for our day-of coordination - I didn't have to worry about a thing. She went above and beyond and we were able to have FUN at our wedding, which is a rare and priceless gift!Sent on 12/27/2016
User4964644 · 2+ years ago
Christie was no doubt one of the best decisions I made during the planning process for our wedding! We hired Christie to help the month leading up and the day of the rehearsal and wedding day. I honestly do not know what I would have done without her. She was so helpful, positive and laid back! If anything went wrong I would never know bc she had everything under control. She sent a detailed plan for the day of and followed through with everything she said she would do. The wedding day and night was so enjoyable and such a breeze for me bc she handled everything. I didn't have to think about where to be and when, about decorations and where those would go, about talking to and paying vendors. She had it ALL under control. Not to mention she is the sweetest, down to earth woman. Christie and her assistant were so helpful and I highly reccomend them for your wedding planning needs!Sent on 06/20/2015
Mise En Place Events's reply:Thank you so much Noelle! I had so much fun making your day perfect! It was a beautiful wedding and a FUN party! I hope you guys have a lifetime of happiness together! :)
Rachel · Married on 03/07/2015
Choosing Christie as my wedding planner was hands down the best decision I made in my wedding planning process. I was planning my wedding from 500 miles away while completing physical therapy school and was in major need of help with finishing up details. Christie handled finding my final vendors, ordering my invitations, ordering linens and decor, and coordinating all my vendors and day of schedule. Christie went above and beyond my expectations of how I thought a wedding planner could help me. I could not have planned it the same without her professionalism, expertise, and dedication. I tend to be a very organized, particular person but I was unable to put that effort to planning my wedding due to being in school. I quickly realized that Christie was even more organized than I was! I had absolutely no stress during the wedding planning process or the day of. All of my friends/family commented on how calm of a bride I was and this was all thanks to Christie. I highly recommend Christie to anyone; even if you don't think you need a wedding planner, you do!Sent on 03/18/2015
Mise En Place Events's reply:Thank you so much Rachel! It was so much fun working with you and your mom and I was honored to be a part of your wedding day!!
Kristin · Married on 10/27/2012
Having been called the "anti-bride" by many, I clearly needed help planning and coordinating my destination wedding! Christie was with me through the entire process and there is no way my husband and I could have pulled off the amazing wedding we had without her.Sent on 06/19/2014
I was in nursing school at the time, living in Southeast LA. My wedding was in Gulf Shores, AL. I was so busy and had a super-tight budget. Christie was the definition of flexibility when it came to helping us stay within budget, while allowing us to create the beautiful wedding of our dreams. We had many vendors and she coordinated them flawlessly. Even when disaster struck on the day before our wedding and we had to change venues (seriously, they were tearing up the beach right in front of our beach house where we had planned on having our ceremony...), she coordinated the move with style and grace. Every vendor and guest was made aware of the change, all the while, I could still enjoy myself.
I would recommend her to any couple planning a wedding because she has a contagious energy and true passion for what she does. She really is the reason our wedding day was a success and day we will treasure forever.