24 total reviews
I am a busy professional who lives in Silicon Valley, CA. We wanted a resort wedding and selected The M Resort in Henderson, Nevada. I got started trying to plan the thing on my own, but it became pretty clear to me that in some areas I didn't know what I was doing. Plus I was wasting my valuable time with stops and starts and frustrations. I should have considered a wedding planner from the start, I just didn't know my way around the industry.
I reached out to several wedding planners and settled on Brit at Simply Weddings. Her prices are good (some were lower, some were higher), but I liked the fact that she has a team working for her. I think it's important to have redundant service providers in case something should happen, so I prefer to avoid sole proprietors. She was also able to help me understand some of the issues we were running into with The M (hotel reservations problems only, NOT with catering, they were wonderful).
We worked with Tori, who is on staff with Brit. Tori was excellent, ever the professional.
Their recommended vendors were spot on, they worked with me on the decor budget, I flew to Vegas for the tasting and Tori took me around town to meet the vendors. They prepared detailed production timelines and Tori worked with me on all of my many changes. She went above and beyond the call of duty so many times, and was extremely gracious about all the places where our event was a bit outside of tradition (I did almost NO floral, all feather bouquets, plus we had bridesmen and a groomswoman so the wedding party wasn't balanced and we were far more interested in chocolate covered macaroons than cake, though we did have a small cake, etc.).
Still, being that I've planned so many events (I used to work in corporate marketing for a multi-national) it still felt like event planning to me.
It is impossible to describe how the thing that came together in the end was far, far greater than the sum of its parts. Each and every detail that we carefully planned came to fruition in front of our friends and family in a glorious and perfect way. As the bride, I was taken care of on the day of the wedding from start to finish. My experience, though, was of sheer perfection. Tori was there from before it began nearly until the last guest left.
My family and friends have consistently commented, “…best wedding ever!” “…I’ve never seen you so happy.” “Truly an evening to remember.” “No detail was left out.” My primary commitment was to be a gracious host and people really got it!
Tori even made sure that our photobooth album was in our room waiting for us when we returned that night. I'm in love with my hubby, I'm in love with my memories of our wedding... what more could a bride ask for??
Definitely call Brit. It is money WELL spent!
Brit and Tori were my dream planners come true. Though my fiance and I had been engaged for 6 months, we only started the actual planning phase 6 months before our wedding date! At the time, we lived in LA so we took two separate trips to Las Vegas to find the venue, but to no avail.
I came across Brit through a google search and initially, only wanted help finding the venue. However, on our first meeting with Brit and Tori (but THIRD trip to Vegas) we were able to find a venue, a photographer, make up artist and an appointment with the florist. Easily, we saved over $6K working with them, as they have amazing vendor relationships and can work with any budget. Not only do they work with the best professionals in the business, both Brit and Tori are professional, knowledgeable, flexible and most of all, organized.
Our day was truly magical and exactly what I wanted. My husband I already want to hire them for an anniversary party!!
All I have to say is THANK YOU LORI! You really took great care of my husband and I at the M Resort. Everything I asked for, you took care of it. I was so fortunate that you were there for me. It was so nice to have you there after the wedding was over to put centerpieces and things in my room for me. Lori is AWESOME!
Our venue required that we have a day-of wedding coordinator. This wasn't something we had planned for, as I do event planning at work and wasn't daunted by the idea of planning a wedding. I am so grateful that this was something we had to do! It really helped the day run more smoothly, and kept the pressure off of me and kept everyone on track. It was well within our budget and totally worth it!
I hired Brit and her team to plan our Las Vegas wedding. In a word, they were amazing! My husband and I couldn't have been happier. They are extremely professional and always kept our vision a priority. With us being from Montreal, I didn't know how the planning would be, but Brit really made it easy, she was very quick with email replies and always willing to discuss any of my concerns by phone. Between the vendors Brit recommended, to her sewing an unforeseen tear in my dress between the ceremony and reception, I knew I was in good hands. I can't thank Simply Weddings enough, Brit recommended having a cigar roller on site during the reception, it was a fantastic idea. Our guests are still talking about it! Thanks again Brit!
After trying to plan my own destination wedding in Vegas all the way from Houston, TX for a few months, I threw in the towel and finally decided to hire a planner. I was skeptical as the cost can be a big chunk but after having gone through the process, it was probably the best money we spent on our wedding! I had interviewed many planners but went with Simply Weddings because of their prompt response time, professionalism, and experience.
Brit and Erika (one of the girls on her team) were a dream to work with. There would be days I would write them over a dozen emails and they never got impatient and always responded in a very timely fashion. We even made a special trip to Vegas 6 months before the wedding to meet with the vendors and Brit had everything beautifully planned and came with us to oversee all the details. It was a 12 hour day of tastings, floral arrangements, music discussions, etc but it was so much fun and it was so comforting to have her there listening through every step of the way because I was confident that she understood our vision.
Our actual wedding day went seamlessly; it there was a problem, I did not know about it; Brit and Erika were both already there by the time the bridal party got there and stayed until after we had left. Their prescence and effective management allowed my family and me to truly enjoy our day without worrying about any snags. After spending so much time and money on one day, it is REALLY amazing to have it take off without a hitch and not have to worry. I am confident that things would not have been so perfect had it not been for Simply Weddings. They helped us put together the wedding of our dreams and I have nothing but fond memories. Honestly, I think I'll miss opening my inbox in the morning to find bright, fresh new ideas from the team :)
I also got several comment from our bridal party and my family about how much they liked Brit, what a great take-charge attitude she had, and how she seemed like she really knew what she was doing. So even people not intimately involved noticed how awesome she was.
Hire Simply Weddings, you will not regret it!!
Simply weddings was simply PERFECT!
Brit and Erica were both beyond GREAT! Just the thought of planning a wedding with all the details and arrangements were very intimidating for me. We are from the east coast, so looking for the perfect venue and all the other details that a wedding involves was overwhelming. My now husband and I decided on Vegas because we both wanted something unforgettable. We wanted our friends and family to have the time of their lives. The first time I spoke with Brit she made it sound so simple, and that's exactly what she made it for us, SIMPLE. I told her exactly what I wanted and what my budget was and she made the wedding of my dreams come true! From the perfect purple flowers, to the little details decorating our penthouse suite, to making our guest feel like they were right at home. I felt like all we had to do was show up. I got to enjoy every minute of that night. I didn't have to worry about setting up times for the Dj or when the cake will arrive or just anything at all. Brit and I spoke throughout the months leading up to my wedding making sure I wanted this or that. Erica her assistant was great with all my crazy emails, changing my mind on little things here and there. They both made it so easy. They found the perfect DJ, perfect photographer, perfect solo guitarist, perfect everything. Words can't describe how AMAZING SIMPLY WEDDINGS is! They made my wedding day the unforgettable wedding we wanted. Our guest are still talking about how great of a time they had. I owe it all to the crew at Simply Weddings. You guys do an amazing job, and I would highly recommend Simply Weddings to anyone who is planning a wedding. Why stress on the little things, I didn't. I enjoyed every minute of my day. Thanks Brit, thanks Erica. You guys are the BEST!!
Palm Beach, Fl May 2012
We had an amazing time at our wedding and I must say, it is one of the best I have been to! :) With that said, we owe a lot of it to Simply Weddings and their staff. Both my groom and I were impressed from start to finish with their professionalism, knowledge and support. Hiring Simply Weddings and their staff was money well spent. If we had half of the budget we did, we would find a way to still hire Simply Weddings. Lori and Rachel were amazing! They were both attentive, hardworking, professional while still being hospitable and keeping everything in control. I thank Simply Weddings for allowing us to enjoy every minute of our wedding!
As we know, this industry is built on relationships and word of mouth advertising. We can't wait to tell all our friends about Simply Weddings!
Kevin and Sarah
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Brit and Erica of Simply Weddings for our wedding reception this last October.
Brit and Erica were both very professional and efficient. They were willing to work around our schedules for meetings. Erica attended the cake tasting to make sure we had the wedding cake of our dreams. They returned e-mails and phone calls promptly and kept us updated on the progress of our event. They were genuinely interested in making our reception what we wanted it to be and enhanced our visions with their ideas. Their coordination skills are excellent, they keep everything organized and make sure all vendor contracts are completed on time.
Simply Weddings had great ideas to make the already fabulous venue look magical. The outside vendors they suggested provided excellent and professional service also.
The only cautionary advice I have is make sure they take notes on exactly what you want. If you make changes, make sure notes are taken as reminders at that time, as small details can be overlooked.
When planning a wedding, I would suggest hiring a coordinator (Simply Weddings) from the beginning. They do an excellent job of making your day simply fabulous.
From begining to the day of my wedding I was able to call or email and get answers and help with anything I needed. I do not reside in Las Vegas but that is where we wanted our wedding and I couldn't see anyone but Simply Weddings handling that for us! I loved everything thing they did for us! No question or problem is too small they help with it all! Brit and Laurie are the Best! Look no further when you find Simply Weddings!
Look no further. You have found the most amazing wedding planner! Brit and her team pulled together my wedding in less than 3 months. We cocktailed, food tasted and dreamed up the most amazing ideas for my wedding. She was reachable at all hours which is exactly what a bride needs.
In addition to just the ceremony and reception, she planned a cocktail party and last minute was able to secure us a photo session at the Neon Bone Yard.
Her staff was amazing at getting friends and family loaded on the bus and at the ceremony on time and without anyone missing!
If you are looking for a wedding planner that goes the extra mile, has a clear love for what she does, and will make sure you can relax and enjoy your day, you found her!
Brit is great. She definitely went above and beyond. We don't know how things would've turned out if we didn't hire her, especially with our venue drama. Saved us a lot of stress, especially being from out of town and not having the ability to meet with vendors. It was awesome to come into town two days before the wedding and not have anything really to worry about. Best money we spent for the wedding. Would recommend to everyone.
Our wedding and reception were held on the Fountain Terrace at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas in October 2011. We are both living in Dubai, so when we decided to get married in Las Vegas, we had zero idea how we were going to pull it off. We are so lucky that we found Simply Weddings. Brit and Erica were wonderful, the wedding and reception were beyond anything we had imagined. It was all just perfect. The photographer, make-up/hairstylist, DJ, celebrant, guitarist that Brit recommended were all fabulous. Brit and Erica had everything sorted for us, so all we really had to do was turn up on the day and have a blast. Which we did. I would definitely recommend Brit and her team to anyone planning a Las Vegas wedding.
Brit and her team were lifesavers! We planned this wedding in 3 months due to my now husbands deployment. Brit put everything together for us in a short amount of time, and within budget! I was able to reach her at any time and she returned my calls immediately. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants to just enjoy the moment without worries!
When it came to my commitment ceremony in Las Vegas I was confidant about the place I chose to have my ceremony, but I had no clue as to what I wanted for a reception. Brit and her team at Simply Weddings came to my rescue and I gained lifelong friends in the process. I can not say I experienced a Bridezilla moment because Brit made sure that everything was taken care of. Since I live in Chicago I was uneasy about vendors and services but Simply Weddings provided my partner and I the best that Las Vegas had to offer. I can not express how much September 19, 2011 has meant to us. We are reliving that day over and over. It was truly a joy to work with Brit and her team and I would recommend her to any and everyone!!! Great job and miss them so much!!!
I wish I could recommend Brit Bertino and her entire team at Simply Weddings to every bride-to-be in the world! THIS WOMAN SERIOUSLY WORKS MIRACLES!!!! She knows what she is doing from many years in the business and knew what I wanted even better than I knew myself!
I enlisted Brit's help in January 2011 for my August 2011 wedding in Las Vegas. In May I moved out of the country for three months (and couldn't return to Vegas until only a week before the wedding). She took care of EVERYTHING while I was away (Skype!) and I felt I could completely trust her to handle everything. My (now) husband and I didn't want to get married in a set venue. Instead I asked Brit to help turn my parents house and backyard into a Midsummer's Nights Theme wedding- no easy task, as this required an very experienced planner (with industry relationships/contacts) dealing with tenting, air-conditioning, food, etc. The backyard included multiple tents, lighting, and stage flooring suspended over the pool- and the entire time, she always had an honest view on our budget (always appreciated)! She managed each vendor for us and worked the floor plan around each time something had to change. Everything was also affected by the August heat and Brit pulled together a seamless production that night that EVERY guest commented on as the "best wedding EVER". Although at times, transforming a private residence into a wedding seemed like a logistical nightmare, Brit was in control of everything for us (always with a plan B and C that would be just as special as plan A), which significantly helped reduce our stress as the wedding day got closer.
On the wedding day:
Brit has a great eye for the special little details. Everything was in perfect place and the wedding day went on schedule. She has a great relationship with all the vendors we used, so everyone was working together as one giant team throughout the entire night. At one point our two bartenders were extremely busy serving guests- so she was in the kitchen HERSELF picking up glasses and washing! I was so impressed of how hands-on/"no questions asked" she was with everything. Her whole team (including two amazing photographers from Orange Soda Photography) blended so well into the background that no one noticed if anything went wrong. With everyone wearing ear-plugs, communication and crowd control around the house/backyard was seamless (and very professional). Only the next day did I learn of any slip-ups. Apparently she had even sent one of her own team members on a booze run TWICE for a specific cherry vodka throughout the evening for our guests and managed everything so well that no one in my family noticed anything at all!
In short- BEST WEDDING PLANNER IN LAS VEGAS! :)
My husband I were married 7-9-11 and were very fortunate to win a contest put on by Simply Weddings for wedding coordination. I cannot say enough good things about Brit, Lori and their team! They were so organized, thought of so many things that we hadn't and were on top of everything. Every time I had a question throughout the planning, I would email one of them and would have a response within the same day. Both Brit and Lori were so pleasant to work with, fun and upbeat! The only area I cannot rate is value, like I said, we won a contest for the services. However, their service is absolutely one I would have paid for. Things went so smoothly on our big day, everything happened right on time, and had they not been there, I'm sure it couldn't have been as easy and effortless on our parts. Thank you Simply Weddings, Brit, Lori, and your staff for everything you did and for making our wedding a dream come true!! You guys are awesome!
We met Brit and Lori back in October 2010 to plan out our destination wedding in Las Vegas for July 16, 2011. My Now husband Tom and I chose Las Vegas for many different reasons, we wanted a destination wedding where you can find beauty and fun at the same time for our guest to enjoy themselves.
My purpose on hiring a wedding consultant was mainly to bring together all my ideas and my planning into reality. I was the bride that already found a venue - the ceremony and reception site - already found a photographer and videographer just by research - I just needed someone to BRING it all together and have the wedding of my dreams - and that is exactly what they did for me.
I worked very closely with Lori, who through the year of planning made my life so much easier. She came with us on every appointments I wanted her there for - from meeting with the venue location going over decor - and to our food tasting - to my makeup and hair trial....she stood by my side. Lori did above and beyond that I expected - the list is endless. She was focus and on the ball for everything on our wedding day - she was there from the beginning of the set up to the end of the wedding. She helped us with the flow of our wedding and kept us informed on every step of the way. People say something always go wrong at a wedding..............if something did at ours.......we didn't notice....we were having a blast and I know it was because I had the trust and faith with Lori.
Simply Weddings by Brit Bertino was the BEST decision I made through this wedding planning. Not only did they make me feel at ease having a destination wedding - they were there every step of the way - always responsive on every call - text - emails. They made me feel that I was important to them.
Yes we were clients to them - but in the end we felt like we found great friends that made every bit of our dreams come true.
If anyone is thinking of Vegas to book a wedding - call Brit and Lori - they can make it happen and make it all come with ease. We highly recommend them for all their hard work and dedication on making sure your day will be the BEST day of your life.
We met with Brit our first time in Vegas (who we instantly connected with) and worked with her associate Lori for a good portion of the detail work.
Both Lori and Brit were a hugely helpful, before and on our wedding day. I was planning a Las Vegas wedding from Hong Kong, with guests coming from all over the world, so the emails were flying back and forth for months.
I changed my mind constantly about flowers, decor and design - both Brit and Lori were patient, creative and supportive all the way. They made sure I felt in control of my process, even from 6000 miles away.
The ladies sourced great hair and make-up people, floral, decor and equipment, and worked closely with the vendors and details we chose on our own. They also found a completely charming minister on short notice, who made my Mother in Law cry with her great readings in the performance of our ceremony.
Lori was absolutely indispensable the day of the wedding – my husband and I are so happy we chose to work with her for our intimate Vegas wedding. She ran our day from set-up, ceremony, dinner, dancing to tear-down like clockwork, plus made sure I was informed every step of the way. There are always a few little snags in every wedding, but they were fixed instantly and the party continued.
Simply Weddings by Brit Bertino took a pushy bride from a distant land and found exactly what she wanted, on budget, and with a ton of style. The day was beautiful, intimate, chic and cheerful.
The bottom line: These ladies are complete pros. Worth every penny.
I was married in the Dynasty Suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Vegas on 12/11/10. We had only around 2 weeks to plan a very small wedding and couldn't have done it without Brit and Simply Weddings. They took care of coordinating everything and the suite looked amazing! The entire wedding party and guests were in awe of how amazing everything looked--the flowers, decor, lighting, etc. I would recommend Simply Weddings to anyone.
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