6 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/6/2006
My husband (then fiance) and I live in New York and were planning a wedding in California where we are both from. First of all, I have to tell you that she was the best investment we spent on this entire wedding. We could not physically be in LA, and she became an extension of us as a couple....meaning she was our eyes and ears, our voice of reason, and even our runner to do things I never thought planners were expected to do. I truly believe she went above and beyond her call of duty. She was a person who was genuine and easy to talk to, and someone we could be honest in sharing our biggest worries and deepest frustrations. In some ways she became a very good friend.
As a planner she was organized and prompt....definitely kept us on schedule. She would check in on us just to see how we were doing even if we didn't have any business to discuss. We never would've guessed she was working with several other brides at the same time because I never sensed a lack of time or attention. I love the fact that she was also detail-oriented. This is exactly what you need in a planner. She has a great eye for design and truly captured the concept we imagined our wedding to be. She would tell us if a vendor/item was priced to high and let us know where we can find what we were looking for at a more affordable price. She truly had our best interest in mind. She was on OUR side. She pulled a lot of strings for us and made things happen that we didn't think were possible. She told us everything we needed to know - from how to obtain a marriage license, to how to prepare ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally for the big day.
The wedding day itself turned out to be absolutely flawless! If any problems had arisen, neither I nor the guests had any clue. The wedding went off without a hitch! And you know she did an outstanding job when guests raved about how wonderful the wedding turned out to be, that things were so organized and well thought out, and that even the smallest details weren't left unturned. What I loved even more is that the guests complimented us on how kind, amazing, and personable Marisa was! I love that she wasn't just a "fixture" in the wedding, but that she really go to know and interact with some of our guests. This is what makes her outstanding. My mom fell in love with her, my bridesmaids adored her, my husband said she was a stress-reliever....she was MY ultimate God-send!
Member Since: 9/11/2012
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Marisa and her team. Marisa was by my side through the entire wedding planning process (& of course the day of!) and I can honestly say that I could not have done it without her. She was everything I needed (& more!) in a wedding coordinator and she definitely went above and beyond to make sure the wedding was everything I imagined it to be.
Marisa made the entire wedding planning process fun & stress-free. How often do you hear a bride say wedding planning was stress-free??
Hire Marisa - she is worth every penny and she will make your wedding AWESOME!
Member Since: 7/24/2012
Marisa was fabulous as a coordinator - fun to work with and 100% on top of things! During and after the wedding, I received several compliments from friends and family regarding the way she ran the rehearsal and the wedding as a whole, and I wouldn't be surprised if I am asked for her contact info in the near future ; ). She worked with us to figure out exactly what we wanted, took the time to learn our Jewish customs, and did everything possible to make sure all was executed flawlessly. I know I have her to thank for the fact that from the moment I awoke on my wedding day, until the time my new husband and I finally retired to our room I never knew what time it was, didn't care and did not worry about a SINGLE thing. I had zero anxieties, no questions where things or where that person had run off to - nothing. It was truly an incredible gift for my wedding day : )
Member Since: 10/2/2013
Our wedding was 3 weeks ago and we're still on a high from just how fabulous it all was, and "Marisa Nicole Wedding & events" is largely to thank.
We got engaged July 2012 and contacted Marisa in September 2012 with our grand plans for a destination wedding in California. My (now) husband and I live in Australia, but he originates from Northern Ireland, so we wanted to travel somewhere that was kind of half-way. Marisa was only too happy to work with us. We chose to get married on Santa Monica Pier, a place we had never been and have the reception in the carousel building on the pier.
As I was planning a wedding from Australia the majority of my contact with Marisa was via email. For a year, we would have communicated via email nearly every day. It seems crazy that there would be that much to say, but it just highlights how thorough Marisa is, and helped to build the excitement. Sometimes these emails were about prices and quotes, sometimes about brainwaves she suddenly had, ideas I wanted to share with her, sometimes she sent helpful advice such as tipping etiquette (we don't tip in Australia), or other times just for a quick hello and touch base.
We routinely talked on skype too, about monthly. Marisa was super flexible with working within our different time zones, even if it sometimes meant late nights or early mornings.
Marisa probably found about 3/4 of the vendors we used and we found the rest. All of those that she found were great (and some even offered discounts as they'd worked with her before), and those that I found Marisa was only too keen to go and check out.... She even went out one night to watch our band in action before we booked them in.
Once we arrived in California to get married Marisa was ready to spring into action. She was able to drive us around to run a couple of errands, direct us to where to get our marriage licence, run a rehearsal for our bridal party, introduce us to all the important people, and stay cool, calm and collected throughout.
Our wedding day was perfect! Marisa had had many great ideas which worked well on the day and there were no hiccups!
Was she slacking off drinking wine and dancing you ask? No way!!! All night she was busy doing laps of the reception building; bussing tables, getting us drinks, coordinating with the bridal party, MC, the band and just all other staff generally. Then she even helped clean up! Neither mine or my husband’s family had been to a wedding with a wedding planner before and we all felt the difference. Organised, effortless, relaxed.... how many people can say that about their "big day"?
It's a shame to me that we don't live in California; as if we did we'd be hiring Marisa for all our future events.
We would consider ourselves a budget savvy couple, and to spend ANY money on a wedding planner was something that took us a while to come to terms with. BUT... Marisa and her team were worth every penny and more. I truly believe she was the best investment in making our wedding fantastic.
If you are getting married, just hire Marisa. Even if you are on a budget, even if you consider yourself an etsy champion, even if you've read all the blogs and forums, even if you think you know exactly what you want.... just hire Marisa.
Just hire Marisa!
Member Since: 7/14/2011
Within the first five minutes of our first phone conversation, I knew that Marisa Nicole was the only choice for making my dream wedding a reality! I was lost trying to figure out how I was going to manage planning such a huge event from my home in Texas, with over 250 guests, and bringing together all the elements of two very different cultures - my Scott's Irish family with my husband’s Lebanese family. From the start, Marisa "got" me. She had an amazing way of helping me put my vision into words and eventually, a reality. She never tried to steer me away from what I wanted or thought was important. She also helped me to see that things I thought were impossible didn't have to be out of reach for me. I had EVERYTHING at my wedding that I could have wanted and we did it on budget and with class! Throughout the year of planning, Marisa became much more than a hired vendor and felt much more like a close, personal friend. Despite the fact that I always knew she was juggling multiple clients at once, I never felt like there was anything more important than me during every encounter with her. It was almost impossible to think that she could possibly be helping another bride somewhere because she gave me so much of her time, attention, and genuine caring - Marisa makes every bride feel like the most important and special person in the world. I would not have pulled off the wedding I had without the expertise of Marisa Nicole. Everything from recommending vendors, accompanying me on site visits, calming down during my crazy wedding meltdowns, answering every little text and e-mail no matter how small or insignificant a question, creating a killer timeline for the day of the wedding to keep everything and everyone on track, making sure everyone was happy and smiling all night, etc. etc. etc. If you can think of it, Marisa did it! When the wedding was all said and done, I had guests sending thank you notes to ME saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We couldn't have done it without Marisa. We will always be grateful for the way she transformed what would have been just a wedding into the most magical day of our lives.
Member Since: 1/7/2010
Marisa helped make our wedding day go perfectly! Marisa went above and beyond what we had ever expected. She met with us to discuss details and emailed me frequently to make sure that I had everything. Marisa also contacted all of our vendors prior to the wedding day to introduce herself and to ensure everything was in order (big relief off my back!). She even caught that I had written down the wrong time for my hair and makeup appointment. Yikes! On our wedding day, Marisa absolutely shined! She made sure that everything went smoothly and according to our timeline. It was so assuring to know that someone was looking out for us and keeping track of all the details. What a relief! She truly made us feel that we were the guests at our own party! We loved how down to earth Marisa is and how easy she is to work with. She is respectful, personable, and trustworthy. In fact, after our wedding we had people talking about how wonderful they thought she was. My brother and his wife said how they wished they had Marisa at their wedding last December! My husband’s mom (who had never met Marisa prior to the wedding day) said how easy it was to work with her. She never felt intimated to talk to her if she had any questions.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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