Recommended by 98%
Alix · Married on 07/28/2012
Marcinho Savant spent hours organizing every detail of our wedding, helped us determine all the design elements, found incredible vendors for very reasonable prices, and deeply considered our desires while guiding us with expert advice. He transformed what could have been (and usually is) an extremely stressful experience into a delightful one that enabled us to enjoy the process of planning our wedding. Marcinho is exceedingly knowledgeable, prompt and courteous, and I never finished an interaction with him feeling like we weren’t moving forward.Sent on 12/01/2012
While Marcinho could not be there the day of our wedding, he arranged for two experienced and professional members of his staff to make sure that everything ran smoothly. When my phone charger died the morning of the wedding, they arrived with a new one. When my dress came out of the garment bag a bit wrinkled, Sonia ran around the hotel looking for a steamer and then personally steamed it for me. And even though he had already gone above and beyond to make our wedding special and flawless, Marcinho also sent a gift of gorgeous Tiffany martini glasses, just to add that much more joy to our day.
Everything went off without a hitch. Sonia and Corrine were incredibly attentive. They made sure that all of our belongings were moved to our hotel room at the end of the night, and it was such a delight to find my bridal bouquet perched in a glass of water when we got there. Although we didn’t eat a bite of food during the
wedding, they had put together a hearty sampling of everything that was served, which
we devoured before we fell into bed, exhausted but overjoyed by a night we will never
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:From Marcinho (Their desinger/Coordinator):
User2537121 · 2+ years ago
I will start by saying simply, THANK YOU. You were truly a god-send to us. As Janet said one evening, you were our "yes man". We are not accustomed to such a thing and appreciated all of your hard work, honesty and perseverance. We can truly say, even with all of the things that were constantly going wrong for us personally, you were a bright light in a time of darkness or our knight in shining armor. We are quite confident that our fairy tale wedding would not have been half as great without you! You are truly a master of your craft and we sincerely hope that your boss knows just how valuable you are. To us, you were invaluable. It's not often that you find such a genuine person. Even times when i was distracted, you were always focused and right on target. I can't explain to you how much happiness you have brought to our lives'. Our wedding is one that will be talked about for many years to come. Many people commented that it was like something out of a movie. It was truly a magical night that i will never forget. I know often times you would say to me "that's my job", but i will forever be grateful to you for the pampering and TLC you gave to us at every step of the way. Everything and every person that you hooked us up with was great! . again, we were over joyed and in awe of what you created.Sent on 07/12/2012
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:EVENT DESIGNER's REPLY:
Rita · Married on 11/11/2011
Whatever your dream wedding is, the folks at Savvy Planners will make it happen. Marcinho and Sonia took our humble idea of having our marriage legalized by the great State of New York at the Clerk of Court's office, and turned it into a dream Hindu ceremony. We asked for the moon and they gave us that, along with the stars and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Our fervent wish to have a Hindu Pandit perform our ceremony seemed an impossibility. "Impossibility" is not part of Marcinho nor Sonia's vernacular. They treated our event with the utmost respect, and collaborated with vendors who share their philosophy of customer service. Every detail was given careful consideration, from the venue of our dreams to the nuances of the Hindu marriage rite. We are still in awe of their professionalism and ability to go above and beyond our wildest dreams. (Their fee was nowhere near what they are worth.) It is because of Marcinho's vision and determination to take yes as the only answer, that we recommend him wholeheartedly as a wedding planner. He is a magician who pulls fantasies out of his hat. Only the fantasy becomes reality, and he will find just the right person to record it for you in case you wake up the next day thinking it was all a wonderful dream. (Which is what we are still doing.) And, oh yes, he will find the right people to make you look movie star glamorous for your special day. Did I mention that he found a way for my groom to ride a horse through Greenwich Village? Sonia's work ethic, which is quite rare these days, her drive to accommodate our every wish, and her eye for detail makes her an invaluable asset to anyone planning their wedding. She arranged a mehndi party at our hotel room, and the artist festooned our hands and feet with beautiful designs. She took us shopping for our wedding jewelry, helping us find the very best deals for the most gorgeous pieces. And from the moment our special day began, I kept saying to myself, "I'm not worthy!" The makeup artists and hair stylist treated us like royalty. And when they completed their work, we looked like it! Marcinho was available to us during our entire trip, making sure we had everything we needed. He added special touches and provided the kind of guidance and support one would expect from family. Sonia created a beautiful setting for our ceremony, transforming a hotel lounge into an intimate mandap, complete with an altar, wedding garlands, sweets and all the necessary accoutrements. Our grandest wish, to have a Hindu Pandit officiate, was granted. Marcinho and Sonia transformed a humble formality into an exquisite and unforgettable event that is now a treasured chapter in our story.Sent on 12/11/2011
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:We are so humbled to receive this review! THANK you! There is nothing... Not a THING, that matters more to us than being a treasured part of your story and life voyage.
Cheril · Married on 04/25/2009
Savvyplanners once again provided fantastic value for the cost and exceptional accessibility. We were beyond with impressed with all of Marcinho's (lead coordinator) suggestions for restaurants, excursions, personal care vendors and the villa itself. Thank you, Savvyplanners.com, for ensuring we had a perfect vacation and impression of Puerto Vallarta.Sent on 07/06/2009
Darren · Married on 10/04/2008
The Savvy Planners Team made our wedding day absolutely wonderful. People still rave over the skilled execution and tasteful glamor of the night. Every tiny detail was handled so my husband and I had nothing left to do but enjoy our day. From beginning to end we were involved in the planning but Marcinho made sure we were not consumed by the planning. I highly recommend Savvy Planners for any event. We came with our idea or what we wanted our day to be and they delivered!Sent on 12/20/2008
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Thank you so much! Your event was such a pleasure and the venue was stunning! Congratulations to you both!
Ron · Married on 11/03/2007
Our family and friends have still not stopped talking about our wedding...calling it the "best wedding ever", and of course we agree. savvyplanners.com is amazing!Sent on 08/29/2008
Our fearless planner Marcinho coordinated our wedding to
perfection, paid attention to the tiniest detail and championed our ideas with finesse and style.
We could not have asked for anyone better. It was an incredible wedding and we have savvyplanners.com to
thank...so, "Thank you savvyplanners.com"!!
Brian and Ron, New Jersey, USA
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:PHENOMENAL! Marvelous, wonderful, challenging event. We all had a ball watching you both take it all in! All the best to you both!
Janice · Married on 02/13/2007
Our wedding planner offered fabulous ideas but was more interested in us having what we wanted as opposed to increasing the costs of our wedding. We highly recommend Savvy Planners! Marcinio took care of our every need including watching the weather for us to make sure we had an alternate location if we were rained out.Sent on 07/19/2008
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Thank you! We are so honored that you took the time to share your views. Marcinho is a vital part of our team and we feel fortunate to have him.
Satisfied · Married on 08/05/2006
It is with the greatest pleasure that I write this recommendation for savvyplanners.com. Any opportunity to talk about my wedding day and the absolutely AMAZING job MW and his staff did is embraced with the greatest of enthusiasm. I was married in August 2006 and hired savvyplanners.com for Wedding Rehearsal and Wedding Day, but throughout the entire time leading into the wedding MW was always available day or evening to answer any questions and deal with any concerns I had.Sent on 12/23/2008
On the wedding day my mother was supposed to decorate the church, but time being of essence and being the mother of the bride she ran short of time and with the church being distances away, she was not able to make it there and back home to dress so I assumed I would just have to settle on the church as is. Naturally it was a complete shock to me to walk into the church to see that MW had spoken to the pastor and managed to come up with decorations for the church that matched my entire vision impeccably. Magic. Simply magic.
For the church, I wanted my procession to be unique so I selected "Circle of Life" from the Broadway musical "The Lion King" as the procession song. The crew from savvyplanners.com: Mary on choreography, Frank on the music and sound (they have the most amazing and crisp sound system) and MW directing, created a beautiful professionally choreographed procession that was even more beautiful than what I originally envisioned. It made the procession alone a truly unique and special opening and set the stage perfectly in preparation for the graceful and beautifully planned wedding day Ive always imagined.
Til this day no family gathering is complete without reminiscing on what an exquisite wedding I had and what an amazing job savvyplanners.com did. Ive even had friends of friends who did not even attend the wedding wanting to contact MW simply because of the way my wedding day has been described by others. In addition to that, after seeing MW at work for the rehearsal, my Pastor called up to get the contact information for savvyplanners.com to refer them to someone in the congregation.
MW was absolutely my Guardian Angel Wedding Planner. At the slightest sign of me stressing, MW would find a way to solve the problem in minutes. Its as if he has magical powers or a magic wand that just waves stress away. What a gift. If he could bottle his talent and sell it hed be the worlds richest man. A Wedding Planner like MW can never be duplicated. Emulated perhaps, but never duplicated.
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Wow. Thank you so much for this astounding critique! It's so humbling to know that we exceeded your dreams and delivered more than you expected! The pleasure was entirely ours! Thank you so very much!
Leslie · Married on 07/24/2010
A wedding can be chaotic and stressful. Ours was the easiest event I have ever had to plan. Marcinho and his associates during the entire process were very professional and responsive to our needs and desires. They transformed our venue from just a very cool space into a memorable and luxurious space.Sent on 10/11/2010
The only downside is the fee of having savvyplanners.com plan your wedding. I would have much rather given most of my base fee to the folks directly involved in my event planning and not just toward a fee for going with a planning company. I can understand the fee being acceptable for high maintenance customers but I think my bride and I were one of the more chill couples around.
Having savvyplanners.com is well worth it because they kept the other costs down and they strive to give the customer exactly what their vision is for the special day.
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Thank you very much for your kind review. Marcinho is a huge asset to the company and we are happy he made this the easiest event you've ever planned.
Tulsi · Married on 10/29/2010
Having Saavy Planners help plan our wedding was the best decision ever. Its not easy handling a 4 day indian function with 500 people attending, but with a wedding planner it made the wedding very organized, fun, and smooth. I felt like a guest at my own wedding. 3 months after the wedding I still have folks calling and telling me it was the best wedding they ever attended. I'm glad we hired saavy planners.Sent on 01/27/2011
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Hello Tulsi!
Audrey · Married on 07/24/2010
The event flowed from ceremony to reception, they always listened to make our dream possible! It truly exceeded our expectations, with little surprises for us on our special day... There's no way we could have done such an amazing event without them!Sent on 10/18/2010
Only negativ...iit is a little costly for those on a tight budget
savvyplanners.com?™'s reply:Thank you for your wonderful words! We are so happy to have exceeded your expectations! That is what we are here for. We thank you for your patronage and trust. Best wishes to you both!