She responded the next morning to a cry for help sent via email the previous night and coordinated my daughters wedding that was less than 10 days away. She started working before the contract was signed, was professional and a master at problem solving; making the day a success. Without her there would have had no DJ, tent and chairs would have been set up during the rehearsal, the list goes on of things which can become a problem without a professional. She is wonderful to work with, gave us excellent service at an affordable cost, and i will always be grateful for her quick response to what was becoming a family emergency. What a wonderfully beautiful day we had. She even brought good weather!!!!…..Connie, Bride’s Mom
A life saver for the working professional!
My husband (who was very active in the wedding planning) and I tried to plan our Canton wedding from Boston. We secured a date, a few vendors and then it all just became too overwhelming. Maria was instrumental in coordinating with our reception site and vendors. Her contacts are amazing particularly West Side Bakery and Selective Sound. Maria also ended up coordinating our rehearsal dinner and brunch! Leading up to the wedding, Maria really allowed me to relax and enjoy the weekend. We had almost 100 guests fly in from out of town and I always felt confident that everything and everyone was taken care of. On my wedding day, Maria took care of every detail. I never had to look at a watch or wonder if things were being set up properly at the church or reception site. My wedding party and my mom were able to spend time with me and didn’t have to run around town setting up and working with my vendors. I had my dream wedding and Maria made it happen! Joni, October 2011 Bride
Above and Beyond…… We worked with Maria as our day-of-coordinator, but she did much more than was expected. She helped us negotiate and choose our menu, picked up our cake/cupcakes, coordinated our vendors, and so much more! Maria was probably the reason we were able to eat our wedding dinner and enjoy our wedding stress-free. She was there first thing in the morning and stayed until all the decorations were boxed up and the gifts were put away. I am so grateful to have had her for our wedding. As a budget conscious bride, I initially thought we could handle all the arrangements. However, I quickly realized that I may not get to enjoy my actual wedding day and our out of town guests (my husband and I are the only ones who live in the Cleveland/Akron area) if I was too busy taking care of last minute details. This is why I’ll always be thankful for Maria’s support on our wedding day. I was able to enjoy family, friends, the great food, and, of course, my new husband on the big day! If you’re a busy and budget-conscious bride, consider a day-of-coordinator as an option, and definitely consider Elegant Events by Maria. You’ll be very happy you did so on your wedding day! Kristine, Bride
A-MAZING! Thank you so much Maria! I couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful, organized, and hands on wedding cordinator. In the weeks leading up to the wedding things starts to get a little bit crazy. I felt as thought things were falling apart. My mother(pricelessinvirginia, review is above) found Maria and was blown away by her personality and style over the phone and knew that it was meant to be. I soon felt the same once we talked… After Maria stepped in she was able to get everyone back on track. She stepped in as she had been their the entire time. It was amazing and so much less stressfull for myself, and my husband. I couldn’t give more than five stars I would!! Thank you so much Maria!!!Casey, Bride
Excellent…… As a groom involved in the planning of my wedding, I encourage anyone reading to use a planner, and choose Elegant Events by Maria for day of event planning, which we did. She offers so much more than just “day of” service with this package. Unlimited email and phone communication leading up to the big day was invaluable for those of us with little time or inclination to arrange vendor meetings by ourselves. Maria will put you in touch with recommeded vendors she has had success with in the past so it gives you peace of mind that you are working with someone will live up to your expectations. Some of these working relationships may also provide you with a deal, we received $50 off our dj service for example. On the week leading up to your wedding day you get exclusive attention from Maria, and on your wedding day she is constantly working behind the scenes to take care of details that you as the bride and groom do not have to get distracted by. For all these reasons I encourage you to use Elegant Events by Maria, especially if you’re on the fence about getting a planner, or like me you have a bride that doesn’t have every detail specifically in mind before your wedding. Planning services turned out to be a great help. Derek, the Groom