Tessa Lyn Events Reviews

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14 Reviews for Tessa Lyn Events

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Claudia · Married on 04/15/2018

    5.0
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      5.0

    Simply put, I cannot recommend Tessa more highly. She is the creme de la creme of wedding planners all wrapped up in a wonderfully likeable and down to earth package. I interviewed several wedding planners and knew immediately that she was “the one.” If you look at photos of her work, you will clearly see that she puts together truly beautiful and downright spectacular weddings. That in and of itself is of course a huge selling point, but I must say that it was her meticulous attention to detail and her wonderfully helpful and thoughtful approach that made the entire wedding planning process a true pleasure for me.

    I had a somewhat short timeline for planning (about 4 months) and was a bit nervous about pulling it off. Tessa immediately launched into action with a clear and doable plan, quickly putting my mind at ease. I think she would be a great match for a range of brides, from one who has a very specific vision of how she would like her wedding to be, to someone who is very open to different possibilities. I was somewhere in between...there were certain things that were important to me and others that I hadn’t put an ounce of thought into. For the things that I hadn’t thought about, she was able to quickly orient me and narrow down the potentially dizzying range of choices. She is truly full service and you can be as hands off or hands on as you like in working with her and be assured of a beautifully memorable experience.

    People often say that their wedding was a “blur.” Probably the most telling aspect with regard to working with Tessa is that my wedding was not a blur. I truly savored every moment. All I really had to do that day was “show up” and deeply enjoy the experience because every detail was taken care of and the flow of the event was perfect.

    Thank you, Tessa! I am so filled with gratitude for what you did for us.

    Sent on 09/08/2018
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    Chimere · Married on 04/29/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We tasked Tessa Lyn Events with what could of have been a difficult job, helping coordinate a Wedding on the opposite coast in Savannah, GA! Now while I could have just gone with a local coordinator and called it a day, I knew I wanted Tessa and her team's expertise because their work is incredible. Tessa and her whole team are professional, know what works, and will tell you like it is! That is why I needed her to advise me, even from a far, to help execute my dreams because Tessa has great taste. My dreams came true on my wedding day, and I couldn’t have done it without Tessa and her team’s guidance.

    Sent on 07/15/2017
  • User4657742 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    For any bride-to-be who is starting to plan her wedding, I highly recommend that you run, not walk, to the phone and call Tessa Lyn Events. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed, because no one works harder than Tessa Brand to create your dream wedding!

    Sent on 12/27/2016
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    Brittany · Married on 05/21/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Tessa was hands down the best decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. We worked together for over a year – during that time, Tessa not only guided us through the ins and outs of countless decisions, but she became a trusted friend to both me and my husband. Tessa and I emailed and texted so regularly that I truly felt her presence missing in my life post-wedding.

    From day one, Tessa perfectly understood the look and feel I was trying to achieve for my wedding. From flowers to rentals, Tessa was part of every important decision. She scheduled vendor meetings, shared design ideas she knew I’d love, helped us manage our budget, etc. Tessa provided invaluable advice and guidance that I simply wouldn’t have been able to get from a wedding book, a friend, or any other resource.

    I transitioned to a new job two months before our wedding – it was during this time that I appreciated Tessa more than ever before. Even though things were crazy and stressful from my end, I cannot put into words how confident and excited I felt going into my wedding day. This was all thanks to Tessa’s unparalleled organization, attention to detail, fierce negotiation, valued vendor relationships and impeccable taste. Tessa is someone who will never say no. She always hears you out and is quick to come up with creative solutions.

    Day-of, everything ran seamlessly, and the whole day from start to finish was truly a dream come true. Prior to this day, I had only ever worked with Tessa, but I was unsurprised to learn that the rest of her team was just as fantastic. I never saw anyone frantically running around; instead, the entire TLE team was calm, cool and collected. We were even running early!

    I cannot recommend Tessa enough. She is someone who will always have your best interests at heart, putting your goals and vision above all else. We received so many compliments on our wedding, and there’s no way we could have done it without Tessa. WE LOVE HER!

    Sent on 06/13/2016
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    Nicole · Married on 07/26/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Day by day, as the wedding date neared, I became increasingly thankful that my husband had insistent on hiring Tessa. From the early days of hard contract negotiations, down to the last detail of place cards and seating arrangements, Tessa became my rock, my mentor, and my best girlfriend all rolled into one.

    With Tessa on your team, you will actually be to enjoy the special moments of your day, and not worry about the execution of the details. From the moment I turned everything over to her, I was calm, and able to take pleasure in the moment. She took the time to understand my vision early on, so that on the big day, she and her team were able to look after even the tiniest of details I had planned. Tessa and her team were there for me every minute, up to the very last minute.

    Hiring Tessa Lyn Events is cost effective! With Tessa’s network of preferred vendors, Tessa paid for herself and more! Most of the preferred vendors she works with provide a discount to clients of Tessa Lyn Events. You will not be disappointed with any of the referrals from her. She has vetted the best of the best, and they all work so well together under Tessa’s supervision. And, if you choose your own vendors, turn the negotiations over to Tessa. Every contract she negotiated came with either a discount or a free add-on to the service or free upgrade.

    Now here’s the best part about Tessa, and why she’s an Angel. She does everything she promised you she would do, and then, she does more. Your bustle broke? Here’s Tessa with the safety pin fix. You forgot an overly for the cake table? She’s got one. She’s at the end of the aisle with a camera for your first photo as husband and wife. Her number one priority is your happiness, your care and your comfort throughout. I am amazed at Tessa’s professionalism, commitment to, and caring for her clients, and I will forever be grateful that she made my day exceptional.

    Sent on 08/21/2014
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    Stephanie · Married on 06/28/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    One of the best days of planning my wedding was when we hired Tessa. My husband actually says that hiring Tessa was the best decision we made during the whole process! Tessa held an initial meeting with me and asked a lot of questions so that she could document absolutely every detail and set a work plan to assure my hopes/dreams for my perfect day were met.

    When I was unsure of decisions, she was always quick to provide valuable advice and had a great list of vendors for me to chose from. I appreciated her guidance on outlining my budget, setting up vendor meetings and negotiating contracts. Tessa quickly learned how I operated best and, as a result, she was able to take the lead on tasks that I absolutely didn't want to do, which allowed me the time to focus on what was most important to me for my wedding.

    I am so appreciative of how easy Tessa was to get a hold of and how she never left me hanging. This was especially a great quality as I entered the crazy mode just before the wedding. In the end, all of Tessa's hard work really paid off; I was cool as a cucumber the day of my wedding knowing that Tessa and her team were in complete control. Justin and I thank her from the bottom of our hearts and cannot recommend her enough to future brides and grooms!

    Sent on 08/09/2014
  • User3078817 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We worked with Tessa Brand at Tessa Lyn Events for more than a year to plan our wedding. She was involved from the very beginning and was invaluable in helping us find our amazing venue and all of our vendors. Her knowledge was top notch and she always steered us in the right direction as we were more than pleased with the work of everyone at our wedding. I also found the cost of her fee to be completely counterbalanced as she helped negotiate with vendors and save us money in ways I know that we would not have been able to on our own.

    After the initial vendors were chosen, Tessa stayed in very close contact with us and helped every step of the way. She provided continual direction with the ever changing budget. With her help we managed to not only stay on track, but ended up being under budget, which was a very pleasant surprise. She also gave us great guidance as we made every decision and helped us change our minds about some things that might have made things not run as smoothly.

    When we finally got to the wedding weekend, her day-of coordination was beyond expectation. We did many DIY things that we chose to make and needed to be handled, which caused a lot of stress leading up to the wedding. However, as soon as the rehearsal started, all of that went away because I knew that Tessa was there to manage everything. This truly allowed me to enjoy every single part of the weekend without being worried and I only feel like the most happy girl in the world.

    The wedding ran completely smoothly and everything was right on track in regards to timing because of Tessa's coordination. The timeline she created was perfect and if there were any big were any problems that day, I have no idea because she handled it all without us knowing.

    We have discussed many times that one of the best decisions we made about our wedding was hiring Tessa Lyn Events and I urge anyone and everyone that is in her vicinity to do the same. You won't be sorry.

    Sent on 06/05/2014
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    Mark · Married on 11/02/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Tessa was outstanding throughout the entire process. We hired her after selecting our venue, but since our venue required us to bring everything in, we really had no idea of where to start with vendors. Tessa helped navigate us through all the wedding literature with her outstanding referrals and most vendors gave discounts for working with Tessa. We were impressed with all of her vendor recommendations. Plus, she was available to assist with many other elements of planning the wedding and often had great guidance on how to execute some of the good ideas we had, and why some of our other ideas would not pan out. She was a pleasure to work with, was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls, and often attended our meetings with vendors. Hard to imagine what more you would want from a planner.

    Sent on 07/04/2014
  • User2912139 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Tessa was absolutely wonderful from the moment I booked her, and especially on the day of the wedding. I would have skipped SO many little details or missed the boat on a lot of things had she not been so on top of it. She sends tips, advice, photos, ideas and more via email and she is always willing to help answer any question I may have - from how much is appropriate to spend on Bridesmaids gifts to the best way to address the invitations. When we met at our venue to get the lay of the land, she pointed out so many helpful ways to keep the flow going and where the best placement of the head table would be as well as random little tips I NEVER would have thought of. Friendly, immensely helpful, professional - the whole package. I couldn't be happier with what she did for me! The fact that I was literally not worried about a SINGLE thing on my wedding day speaks volumes! THANK YOU, TESSA!!!

    Sent on 10/15/2013
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    Ashley · Married on 10/05/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Tessa, owner of Tessa Lyn Events, was our wedding coordinator and was amazing! I truly mean it when we say that we would not have had such a flawless wedding without her and her assistant. Tessa ensured that all of the details of each event (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing) were executed according to our grand vision. Tessa arrived the day before the wedding for the rehearsal and got the entire wedding party up to speed on the logistics of the ceremony. Her and her assistant arrived early the day of the ceremony to keep both the girls and guys on schedule and also made sure all of the vendors delivered and set up as planned. The timeline was adhered to down to the minute and everything ran smoothly. We cannot imagine the wedding without Tessa and her amazing services. We received so many compliments from guests that said it was one of the best wedding’s they’ve been to and we can attribute this to how Tessa seamlessly she kept the events flowing. She’s a wonderful person to work with and I’m looking forward to referring her to everyone I know that’s getting married!

    Sent on 11/01/2013
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    Nicohl · Married on 07/13/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I couldn't have chosen a more organized, resourceful, tactful, and detail-oriented wedding coordinator. It has been a pleasure to work with Tessa Lyn Events. Tessa is the light at the end of the tunnel that sees the big picture and keeps a smile on my face and planning stresses off my mind. A million thank you's for her immediate attentiveness to my sometimes late night or early morning freak-outs and questions. She went above and beyond my needs. The best decision I made is having Tessa as my coordinator.

    Sent on 09/23/2013
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    Jenn · Married on 06/08/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    As an event planner myself, I was very nervous about hiring someone to help with my wedding. Tessa was nothing short of incredible! We had our wedding at a private home and provided us with some challenging logistics. She supervised the installation of a full kitchen in the back yard and the covering of a pool for our ceremony site/dance floor, as well as the load-in and out of everything else. She worked with the home owner, vendors and staff to ensure a smooth event. She paid attention to every detail big and small. The night was everything we dreamed of and more -- truly magical. Tessa was a HUGE part of making that happen. We could not be
    happier!" - Jenn + Daniel

    Sent on 09/23/2013
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    Rachel · Married on 06/01/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Tessa made my day flow smoothly and handled all the issues that arose. She was professional and hard working. I can't thank her enough!!!

    Sent on 09/23/2013
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    Julie · event on: 02/20/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Tessa is very organized and pays very close attention to detail. She is punctual and very dependable. If you choose her services you can guarantee satisfied results and never having to second guess whether something I'd being taken care of. 100% committed to the event!!

    Sent on 09/25/2013