42 Reviews for Pretty Swell Parties
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I cannot express strongly enough how much I appreciated Nicole as the planner for my daughters wedding this past weekend!
Nicole was our Day Of Planner, but I honestly feel like she was there for us as soon as we hired Pretty Swell Parties a year before the wedding!
She couldn't have been more calming, reassuring and organized in the most gentle and warm way. From the beginning stages when decisions were being made to the meetings and phone calls about the time line and final minutes of the party and even after, Nicole was the person I was always happy to see and hear from!
Nicole worked so well with all our vendors, who were also very impressed with her easy to get long with, soft spoken, calm and very amiable demeanor.
Our outdoor fall wedding was on the one day it decided to pour cats and dogs and be the coldest, wettest most dreary day, but Nicole handled all the stress of making alternate plans working with vendors, the families and guests to the last little detail with no hitches and we had the most amazing wedding in spite of the weather!
I told Nicole and truly believe she was worth every penny! I highly recommend Pretty Swell Parties and give major Kudos to Nicole for all her help!
Melissa is professional, friendly, well connected and gets the job done! She was a pleasure to work from start to finish and we highly recommend her!
Melissa was amazing! She helped us every step of the way. There are so many decisions when planning a wedding. Melissa provided us with a schedule, planned all appointments and guided us when making decisions. She was responsive and took care of things as they arose. She was professional and organized. We couldn't have chosen a better wedding planner to make our daughter's wedding a perfect day!
When the reality of the amount of time and effort it would take to fully plan my wedding set in, I knew that I would need some help. A friend recommended Melissa, and after our first coffee meeting I knew that I would be able to trust her with this big event. Looking back, it was the best decision I could have made. She was there from that moment on through as many of decisions as we needed through the final send-off the night of the wedding. Everything went off without a hitch, and each phase of the wedding preparation and day transitioned right into the next seamlessly. I couldn't speak more highly of her, she's amazing!
We used Melissa Bloomfield as our wedding coordinator in May and she was outstanding. She was always on top of everything (deadlines for contracts, orders with long lead times, etc.) and ensured the wedding day went smoothly. Her advice with vendors, decorations, and scheduling was spot on. She also ensured my wife and I had nothing to worry about the day of the wedding, which allowed us to enjoy every minute of it and be stress free. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
Melissa was perfect!!! there is NO way we could have done without Melissa, she is fabulous beyond words. The BEST wedding decision we made!
Forever thankful .....
Nicole was absolutely amazing in everything she did. I would recommend her to anyone. She was very helpful and patent
Nicole and Melissa are outstanding at what they do. We worked with Nicole on setting up our daughter's wedding, and Melissa helped out on the wedding day. Nicole was always available for advice and help. She made up time lines and made sure that we were on schedule.
There is no way the wedding day would not have gone as well as it did with Nicole and Melissa.
I knew from the moment I got engaged that I would need a wedding planner. I am not a Type A personality so I asked one of my friends that owns her own floral business if there was anyone she'd recommend. Melissa at Pretty Swell Parties was the person she thought would be perfect and she was right!
From my first meeting with Melissa, I felt put at ease which is what every bride wants, and I was so happy to have her help putting everything together. Even though Melissa was my day of planner, she was absolutely fantastic during the months leading up to the wedding, not just the day of. She did SO much more than day of coordination. She made wonderful recommendations, she gave me advice, we walked through the venue about a month beforehand to make sure we had everything planned out, and answered any question I had throughout my wedding journey. By the time we got to the big day, I wasn't stressed. I got to actually enjoy the day because Melissa and her assistant had it all handled and had coordinated with every vendor. Even with unexpected snow flurries, Melissa remained calm and our wedding day was truly perfect.
When I say it was the best day of my life, I mean it and we never would have gotten there without Melissa. Everything went smoothly, we ran on schedule, and my groom and I had the best time! I don't know what we would have done without Melissa and her team. I highly recommend Pretty Swell Parties for any event. It was the best decision I made in regards to my wedding!
I can't even begin to describe how amazing Melissa is and how she helped us create the most perfect wedding day.
We had a long engagement and for almost a year and a half Melissa guided, advised, and helped us navigate the wedding planning process. She was always prepared, calm, and full of knowledge. She provided us with amazing vendor recommendations and helped us narrow down and make decisions. She always made herself available for any questions we might have and in the weeks leading up to the wedding she was amazing at calming an anxious bride and groom.
Whenever we encountered any bumps in the road, Melissa assured us that no matter what our wedding day would be perfect and go off without a hitch. And boy did she deliver. On the day of the wedding Melissa and her equally amazing assistant Nicole took care of absolutely everything. From arriving with hot biscuits from the bridal parties (a very big hit!) in the morning to making sure that everything was on schedule to ensuring that everything was packed and returned to us in impeccable condition. We had no worries on our wedding day because we knew Melissa was in charge.
If there were any issues behind the scenes, we never knew it because Melissa always had a smile on her face and she guided everyone through the day flawlessly.
My husband and I had so much fun on our wedding day. We laughed, we celebrated with our families, and we danced the night away with no worries. And our ability to do so was in large part thanks to Melissa.
From the time we met the ladies at Pretty Swell Parties to the minute they finished after our wedding, we were so incredibly happy to have them on our team. They were responsible, organized, knew exactly what to do and when. They took care of Everything. As mother of the bride, I was 100% confident in their ability to do their job. The efficiency, promptness, and coordination was outstanding. When looking for a wedding coordinator, look no further. Pretty Swell Parties is the BEST!!
Melissa is a dream! When I started planning my wedding a year and half ago, I had no idea where to begin. We had so many questions and ideas bouncing around in our heads and we needed advice pronto. After a bad experience meeting with a very expensive and extremely conceited wedding planner, a friend of mine that works in the wedding event industry recommended Melissa to me and I set up a meeting right away. She was always so prompt in getting back with me and we scheduled a first meeting just to get all of our frustrating questions answered about how to begin the planning process. This was even before we decided to use her as our wedding planner! I knew right away after meeting with Melissa that she was the perfect planner for me to work with as she was trustworthy, helpful, organized, incredibly nice, cool, calm, and collected. Melissa was always there for me to talk to about many different things whether it be through a phone call, a text, meeting, or email- ANYTHING I had a question or concern about she was more than happy to answer and help out with her opinions and advice. She was ALWAYS willing to help with whatever I needed and she really made my life so much easier during what can be a very stressful and daunting process. I honestly don't know if I would have made it through the whole wedding planning process without all of her help! From the amazing vendors she recommended, to sticking to the budget we had, to just being there for me as a friend and calming me down in my most frantic of moments, Melissa is nothing short of spectacular. She is so organized and truly knows what she is doing. I really felt like a guest at my own wedding- as did my husband and my parents. It was the best day of my life- and I owe it all to Melissa. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect and beautiful wedding- it was everything I could have ever imagined it would be and more. You will be so happy that you hired Melissa as your wedding planner- trust me, she is beyond amazing!
We could not have asked for a better day of coordinator than Melissa Bloomfield. We were so lucky to find her and could not recommend anyone more highly than we recommend her. Melissa's warmth and friendliness make her a superb choice to handle coordination of all your vendors. While we chose to only hire her for week of coordination, the level of service was outstanding, and we did not feel like she treated us any differently than she would have treated us if we had employed her for the full panoply of services she provides. She promptly responded to questions we had during the planning process and was a blessing during the wedding day itself. She happily retrieved medication for my groom from the hotel during the reception, and she handled herself beautifully despite a somewhat difficult liaison at the church. She also helped us navigate a tricky situation with a family member. Finally, as an added bonus, she directed us to a great restaurant in Paris that we were able to visit during our honeymoon.
Both Melissa and Nicole were fantastic to work with while planning our wedding. Down to earth, warm and friendly, professional- couldn't imagine pulling everything together without their help and guidance! Our wedding day (April 26, 2015) was perfect, they covered all details (even ones my mother hadn't thought of) and most importantly, if there were any hitches we never heard about them.
Every meeting we had with Melissa and Nicole was focused and helpful- they offered firm yet kind guidance when some of my DIY ideas were unreasonable. Looking back now that the festivities are over, it is clear that hiring Pretty Swell Parties to help with our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made. We wouldn't have changed a thing!
Just the name Pretty Swell Parties makes my smile so it was a pleasure when I met with Melissa Bloomfield to discuss handling the “Day Of” coordination for our daughter’s wedding. Most of the major decisions had been made but I knew that I wanted, and needed, someone to ensure that I could enjoy one of the happiest days of daughter’s life. It was a wonderful decision. After so many months handling all the logistics of this wedding, with the bride in San Francisco, and me and the wedding venue in Atlanta, we all floated through the big event and gave over to Melissa all the last minute details and issues. Our wedding on March 28, 2015 was just perfection to us on so many levels, and Melissa is one of the reasons.
Melissa is kind, joyful, thorough, professional-all attributes that come into play when there is a large production to handle. So many little details where managed seamlessly so that we could focus our attention on the bride, all our family and friends and the wedding itself.
There is so much value in knowing that every plan and detail have been handled and there is someone ensuring that your wedding is a loving, happy memory. Bottom line-hiring Melissa and Pretty Swell Parties is money well spent to ensure that all your planning and efforts pay off with a event that you can enjoy and remember forever!
Thank you so very much, Melissa.
I cannot thank Melissa enough for her help during my wedding planning and wedding. I called her my wedding "xanax" because she not only calmed every fear, but followed through with every need, want, wish and hope. I was an anxious bride, but because of her, I was able to enjoy the planning process of my wedding. She comes armed with a notebook and a smile, and she makes everything so seamless that you would never know if there was a hiccup. Melissa was a pro at dealing with multiple high-strung personalities and making sure every voice reamained true to what I wanted. She was able to anticipate needs I hadn't even considered and squash each unecessary worry.
Her assistant Nicole was equally as sweet and eager to help. They impressed me not only with their quick follow up but follow through. One example of them going above and beyond was during the wedding when my back went out. They kept the whole wedding moving along, moving things like father daughter dances as needed, and going to CVS and applying Icy Hot patches under my dress. I will always remember them being so dedicated to my enjoyment of the day (even under crazy circumstances) and making sure it was the best day of my life!
Please consider Pretty Swell Parties for all of your wedding planning needs. You will have more than a "pretty swell" time! I did!
Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was both professional and helpful. She always has a smile on her face. There was no job too big or too small for her. Our wedding was wonderful and Melissa certainly contributed to that outcome. She comes highly recommended.
Melissa was always professional and helpful. She had great suggestions and was always supportive. I would definetely recommend her.
If you don't want to read a long review, Melissa and her staff are absolutely phenomenal.
I am a rabbi, and have worked with many wedding coordinators through the years as the officiant of celebrations. I first Melissa in this context, as she was the coordinator of a good friend of mine whom I had the honor of marrying. She was friendly, helpful, and anticipated possible needs before I even expressed them.
Based on that experience, my fiancé and I then hired her to be our wedding coordinator.
As is the case with most weddings, we had a lot going on. Limo driver, photographer, band, DJ, photo booth, pies (instead of wedding cake), bars, a pre-event for the women, a pre-event for the men, a pretty wild wedding party, and all of it coordinated so that I did not see my bride in the 24 hours before the wedding (up until her walking down the aisle) ... Melissa organized it all (and there's more than I listed!) with aplomb and professionalism. She told us we wouldn't need to worry about anything and just as was my experience when I served as an officiant, she anticipated things before they happened. We were able to COMPLETELY enjoy our wedding day. Both my fiancé and I are type-A personalities, and it was an absolute joy to be able to "let go" for the night!
Just one small example: We realized a few days before the wedding that we did not have a challah (the bread eaten at a Jewish wedding). I emailed Melissa to see if she could check if the caterer would bring one. She wrote back that she would get in touch with the caterer, but if they did not provide one, she would go to Whole Foods and buy one. This is but one example (of many) of her helpfulness.
We just got married yesterday (11/2), but it was important to us to write this review today before we left on our Honeymoon. Our wedding party and our parents found her and Nicole (her assistant at our wedding) to be a complete delight, and many commented on how fantastic both of them were.
Gina was essential to our wedding day. She thought of all the details and was perfect! We would recommend her to anyone!
Thank goodness for Melissa! We hired her to be our day-of coordinator, and I'm so, so glad we did. She's just such a great person to have on your team! All through the planning process, she was a total professional. She helped us to figure out where it was most important to focus our efforts in planning. She also recommended wonderful people to us for other services. And on the day of the wedding, she was completely unflappable! It made the day of the wedding so easy, because Melissa kept everything running so smoothly. I've heard stories about wedding planners who encouraged couples to spend more money on everything, but Melissa seemed to do the opposite. She's been to enough weddings to know what is important and what isn't, and she really discouraged us from spending more than we needed to on anything. Thank you, Melissa!
My husband Cole and I worked with Gina as our Day-Of Coordinator for our wedding this past August. We were pretty clueless about planning a wedding and are very "go with the flow" people, and Gina stepped in and helped out a lot. She was quick to offer recommendations for other local vendors and give advice about factors to consider when making different decisions for the wedding. As someone who was pretty clueless, it was almost overwhelming, but good to know.
We began working together about 8 weeks before the wedding, when Gina sat down with me and gave us a specific checklist of things to do. It was much more specific than any generic list you might find online - It was tailored to us and our wedding and helped a ton. She also took care of the rehearsal and the ceremony/reception seamlessly - Cole and I were never worried about a thing. If anything went wrong on our wedding day, I can honestly say I don't know about it. I even found out after the fact that she had taken care of issues with the cake that had come up before the wedding - I never knew! We loved working with Gina and Pretty Swell Parties and would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a wedding coordinator!
My wife, Blake and I had the pleasure of using Pretty Swell Parties as our Wedding Planners and are SO glad we did. Originally, we were unsure if a Wedding Planner was a priority within our budget, but Melissa and Gina were worth every penny, and then some, then some more. They were organized, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and every other positive adjective that I can't think of.
There is a lot of stress in planning and executing an event like a wedding, and they completely shouldered the burden. My wife and I felt completely at ease the day of our wedding, because of how well everything was planned out. Being neurotic like I am, I kept waiting for "that thing" to go wrong. It never did. They wouldn't allow it. I still can't believe the event was as smooth and precise as it was.
There were also several unique family dynamics involved in our wedding. This lead to many concerns, but Melissa and Gina were able address them ALL. We were very clear about what we did and did not want to happen. They made a plan an executed it perfectly.
I could go on and on, but won't. Please feel free to email me if you are thinking about using PSP, but need a referral. I'd be happy to go into detail about how great they were. I feel bad for anyone who doesn't use them.
Melissa is ahhhhhmazing! We live in Dallas, TX and planned our entire wedding through Melissa. She has flawless vendor connections, impeccable taste, and infinite amounts of patience. I cannot tell you how many times our guests told us our wedding looked liked something you'd see in a magazine. Melissa truly was above and beyond anything we could have hoped or dreamed for. Any mishap was quickly fixed and taken care of. For example, my partner wanted to surprise with a sweet message sewn onto the hem of my wedding dress. Some mix up happened and my dress was shipped out before the message was sewn in. Melissa personally hand stitched the message onto the hem. For reals y'all. It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner/day of event coordinator as Melissa Bloomfield. She was there to help every step of the way. She helped us make decisions and made valuable recommendations to help the planning go smoothly. She calmed us when 3 inches of rain fell during our rehearsal for our garden wedding. On the day of the wedding, everything was set up just as we imagined and our wedding was both beautiful and flawless, thanks to Melissa and her assistant. It was such a memorable wedding for both of us. At the end of the night, Melissa ensured that everything was packed and my parents were able to leave the venue without a care in the world. Thank you Melissa for all you did to help us have an amazing wedding! You are the best!