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"I really don't know what we would have done without her." Diane & Simon
"Her incredibly upbeat, energetic and charming personality will win you over." Christina & Jose
JOANNA & GABE
We wanted to give our wedding guests a memorable experience, and recognized that finding an experienced and well-rounded full service planner would be crucial to making it a reality. Michelle was everything we could have hoped for as a creative thought partner in our planning process, and so much more. She brought a highly vetted network of vendors to the table, helped us understand different tradeoffs based on our priorities and budget, and was thorough, patient, and fully transparent while advocating on our behalf. Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, Michelle went above and beyond in anticipating issues large and small, staying on top of key decisions and dates, and occasionally playing therapist to our wedding-related anxiety. All the effort was rewarded, as it directly translated into some of our guests’ favorite moments, and thoughtful details that they raved about. On the day-of, her execution (along with her very considerate team!) was stellar as well; our guests, venue, and vendors all shared that it was one of the smoothest and drama-free weddings they had ever been a part of. It was a joy working with Michelle, and if you’re fortunate to have the opportunity to do so as well —do it! Working with Michelle was, without question, the best decision we made for our wedding.
KATHERINE & DAVIS
We chose Michelle as our full service wedding planner largely because she only takes on a few weddings a year. We wanted 'true' full service and Michelle delivers that and more. She makes you feel as if you are the only bride she's working with and gives everything 110%. She is super easy to talk to, like you're just hanging out with a friend, and is also a great advocate for you to vendors. Michelle is incredibly organized and juggled the crazy amount of vendors we had, given that we had a tented wedding and had to bring in everything. She made everything go so smoothly leading up to the wedding and on the day itself and her and her team takes care of every little detail. Our wedding day was so magical and everything I had dreamed of in the months of planning it, and there was no way we could have done it without Michelle!
Michelle and her team at Michelle Elaine Weddings did a great job for us from start to finish. She's extremely well organized and accessable, and made the whole planning experience much easier and efficient, even in the face of Covid related delays and uncertainty. She was great at dealing with vendors and with all the intricate details of our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a memorable wedding experience!
NICOLE & BRYAN
Michelle & her team were absolutely incredible. My wedding had a ton of details and moving parts, including but not limited to: a glamping village, a surprise gospel choir, and a late-night silent disco. Michelle was incredibly organized and executed everything flawlessly. She stayed one step ahead of all our vendors, fixed problems before we knew they existed, and did it all with a smile on her face. She was our cheerleader throughout the process and pulled off miracles.
MEG & CHRISTIAN
Michelle was the wedding planner for my friend and my two sisters before me. The first wedding planning move I made was calling up Michelle! Michelle and her team manifested my dream wedding into a reality and it was way more than I could have ever hoped for! No thank you will ever truly express how grateful I was to have Michelle working with me to create the most amazing day. She provided me with amazing recommendations for hair, makeup, florists, tents, etc. proving time and again that she is so connected within her industry. Michelle's attention to detail is unmatched and she is extremely organized. Her checklists kept me on schedule and her responsiveness to emails/texts/phone calls was crazy impressive. Michelle has a genuine interest in her bride's wedding days. She thinks of every possible scenario and has a backup plan for it all. She was even present at my dress fittings so she would know how to bustle my dress, and she is the most patient and positive person in what inevitably can become a very stressful process! She took care of coordinating details with all of my vendors, which saved me from becoming a stressed out mess. And on the day of, her and her team worked tirelessly to make sure me, my husband, and our families were waited on hand and foot taking away any stress we might have had with logistics. My mom, who is usually a wound up ball of stress, could focus on the day and was stress free. I cannot recommend Michelle and her team more!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
VON & JORDAN
I cannot speak highly enough of Michelle Elaine. She takes each of her weddings extremely seriously - and personally. She will commit to your event and give you the time you deserve. She stays on top of everything to a point we didn't think possible. We were a very hands-on couple and Michelle adjusted seamlessly to our level of need. In the middle of our wedding planning we moved abroad to Singapore and Michelle became even more valuable, taking over parts of the planning we had initially envisioned doing. Michelle is easy to work with, friendly and approachable for the couples, and a flawless coordinator with other vendors. While always friendly, she knows how to respectfully push vendors when they aren't being responsive or are being troublesome. Michelle is clearly doing what she loves, and it shows in her work. Hiring her will make you wonder how you expected to do it yourself in the first place.
L & M
We chose to get married in the middle of the woods, which naturally made it a complicated wedding to pull off. But Michelle worked tirelessly to make it an unforgettable wedding - from the logistics, to the gorgeous tablescapes, to her amazing vendor selection, to the overall flow of the evening. The entire night completely exceeded our expectations, and guests were blown away.
On a personal level, Michelle was great to work with, but her professional talents really make her one of the best planners out there. Working with her was hands down the best and most important choice I made during the wedding planning process. If you want to enjoy all the perks of being engaged with none of the stressors - work with Michelle!!
DANI & LOU
Michelle and her team were absolutely incredible to say the least. From the day I hired them up until the final moments of our special day, they were on top of EVERYTHING. In the most professional manner, they relieved me of stressful situations, dealt with hard negotiations, put together details I didn't have time for, kept me extremely organized with detailed spreadsheets and the most thorough emails, and ultimately were the reason our day went so smoothly. I will forever recommend Michelle and her team to anyone who asks and be grateful for her services. Worth every penny. She is the calm amidst any storm and she is the positive energy every bride would hope to have alongside her on the most important day. Thank you Michelle!!!!
DANIELLA & JASON
Full disclosure- I am a perfectionist and pay extremely close attention to detail. I am also extremely particular about delegating. After interviewing at least a dozen planners in the NYC area, Michelle stood out because of her instantaneous transparency, honesty and professionalism in providing a clear roadmap of what her services included. But Michelle always went above and beyond her contract and really demonstrated a commitment to our wedding and a degree of excellence unparalleled by most people. Michelle was always responsive. She was tactful and never overstepped boundaries while always exceeding all of our expectations. My vendors as well as both of our families raved about Michelle and her team and how wonderful they were to work with. Last but not least, my wedding was executed to perfection, and my day was drama free. I let everything fall onto Michelle's hands and the peace of mind I felt that day was priceless- we were truly able to be guests at our own wedding and enjoy every moment of it. Michelle was an absolute delight to work with and I can't thank her enough for making our day a fairy tale for everyone.
DIANE & SIMON
Michelle came highly recommended by a colleague of my husband's, and we are incredibly thankful for that referral. She was tireless in her enthusiasm, resourceful in changing circumstances, and thorough in her execution. She was also flexible enough in her approach to accommodate our peculiar tastes regarding ceremony, music and food. The result was a beautiful wedding that came off just as we imagined it, and without a worry on either one of our parts. I really don't know what we would have done without her. One final note: several vendors (who did not know her before our wedding) commented without prompting that Michelle was fantastic. This speaks not only to her professionalism, but to her innate charm as a person. People really do enjoy working with her!
KATE & STEVE
Hiring Michelle was hands down the best decision we have ever made as a couple. She's a true professional with an amazing work ethic, a wonderful personality, and the ability to get things done and put your mind at ease as she works her magic. She is absolutely incredible to work with and will do everything possible to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. As extremely busy young professionals new to New York at the time, the prospect of planning a wedding was giving us a great deal of anxiety. We simply had no idea how we would be able to get it done, especially on our budget. Thankfully, we learned about Michelle from another wedding planner we were acquainted with (who, by the way, would not work with us because our budget was below seven figures!). We immediately fell in love with Michelle's attitude and her approach to the whole process. She made us feel comfortable right away, and she was willing to work within our budget and our style to make sure we had the perfect wedding (which we did!). She handled EVERYTHING, even the stuff we hadn't thought of, and she made sure we were on track and keeping up with what we had to do on our end. And she did it all with a smile and an infectious enthusiasm that made us truly excited to have a wedding and start our life together. Not only that, but she even helped deal with our families in the weeks leading up to the wedding, which is no easy task! So, if you want a beautiful and amazing wedding that you, your friends and family will love, all without the stress, drop everything and hire Michelle! She is simply the best that New York City has to offer. Thanks Michelle!!!
GUIN & TOM
Thank you a million times, Michelle! We appreciate everything you've done for us. You made the planning process so easy and stress-free and we can honestly say that last weekend was the best of our life - you were the best. The venue looked better than we could have imagined and the night felt so seamless. You were a life saver!
ANASTASIA & JOSEPH
Michelle was wonderful to work with during the process of planning our wedding and a tremendous asset on the day of the wedding itself. Her cheerful disposition put all our family members at ease and kept the levels of stress and tension low. Michelle went above and beyond throughout the process, responding to emails at all hours of the day and ensuring that all the details of our special day were covered. In addition, Michelle was extremely flexible, adjusting to the changing dynamics through the day and coordinating with all our vendors behind the scenes. Everyone enjoyed working with Michelle! I would recommend her highly for anyone looking to simply enjoy their wedding day by letting a true expert manage the process successfully.