10 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/27/2011
Since I am British, I had no clue where, who and how to organise my Florida wedding.
I had no one to help me with my wedding which was organised in just under two months.
Arthur Sands at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale where I got married, recommended that I speak with Joni Scalzo,he had said some great things about her and I gave her a call. Wow was he right about her.
People say that soul mates are made in Heaven ! Well we know that much is true...
But have you ever had a Wedding planner that was too ?
Joni Scalzo, my wedding planner who was my heavenly angel and my saving grace. She was available to me at such short notice and agreed to work to the tight time constraints. Oh my gosh she was created to serve us ladies to make our dreams and desires come true on our Special day.
Special is what Joni makes you feel as if you are her one and only Bride! She has the patience of a saint and she attended to my every single whim with a smile on her face and a huge hug down the phone.
Joni did every single thing for me, even came to pick me up from the airport, after my horrendous trip to NYC. The moment I met her I forgot about my horrible trip. Her kindness and laughter is contagious, she is so lovable.
She has so much positive energy, her warmth and smile just win you over and your stress is eliminated. She is so trustworthy and reliable to her name and her professionalism is second to none.
Joni attended every meeting with me and guided me and gave me recommendations for various wedding vendors, even down to a seamstress and Henna tattoo artist, to name just a few. She knows her stuff and I have to say they were all fantastic and reliable.
She gave me inspiration and ideas and attended every single detail.
From organising my Bridesmaids and wedding party rehearsals, photographer, transport, nannies, face make up painters, photographers,photobooths,wrapping both of our father's presents. Keeping us on schedule on our wedding day. Oh my gosh everything even wiping wedding cake off my face after my wedding cake fight with my husband lol !
Our friends and family commented on how impressed they were that we pulled off such a great wedding in the time that we had and that it was "The Best Wedding" that they had ever attended !!
They teased that Joni must be my best Friend. We all dream about our Wedding, so yes she was our dream wedding planner. Joni took on the role as not just my wedding planner but best friend, mother, sister, agony aunt... She did it with love and patience.
I did not have to worry about a single thing on my Wedding day as I knew Joni was there taking care of everything. She even made sure that we ate on our wedding. She is so caring and attentive.
She gave my husband & I a Wedding come true, our wedding day was so much fun and we will never forget it and we will cherish it in our hearts for decades to come.
We have Joni to Thank for our one and only true love Wedding.
My Special day by Joni Scalzo. We would be crazy not to recommend her !!
Member Since: 2/9/2012
We contacted Joni a year before our wedding. Being that one of us was from Florida, and the other from Canada, we decided on the US for our special day. Joni was nothing short of enthusiastic and full steam ahead despite the distance planning. She was literally available 24/7 and could be contacted anywhere. If she was working a wedding, she would still respond that she was currently busy with an event, and would contact us back right after. Even when she was leaving on her own vacation, she called us to leave an emergency contact in case of any wedding planning meltdowns ;). Joni always rearranged her schedule to accommodate us and the vendors on each subsequent planning trip to Florida. She understands the unique and sometimes difficult family relationships that exist when bringing two completely different groups of people together. Despite these family challenges, Joni can help design a wedding party that suits everyone's individual needs. There really isn't anything Joni won't do for her clients. When it comes to budget, she'll find what works and create perfection. Our experience with Joni was truly amazing. She EVEN had vendors to her home and supplied all of the food and wine for a day full of decor, table settings, hair, and make up trials. Who does that??? Joni of course!! She treats her clients like family and you feel nothing but love from the time you start working with her till the long term friendship that's created as a result. When the wedding was over, and we left for our honeymoon, I think we missed Joni the most! We highly recommend her as a wedding planner, confidant, business professional, and friend. She will turn your dreams into reality and make your special day one to remember. We love and miss you Joni!!
Xoxo Kelly and Adam
Member Since: 3/28/2008
Joni is the most caring, genuine and loving person I have ever met. She does everything in her power to make her brides happy and will bend over backwards for them. She referred me to some phenomenal vendors which ended up making my wedding the most beautiful wedding that anyone has ever been to! I have become amazing friends with Joni and will continue to use her throughout life's celebrations.
PS- I knew she was "the one" when I e-mailed her at 11pm inquiring about her services and she emailed me back IMMEDIATELY! Joni always has her phone on her which allows her to respond to you as soon as possible!
Member Since: 4/29/2013
Calling and asking Joni to assist me in planning my wedding was the best thing I ever did for myself, my husband and my guests. With her help, we were able to put together the wedding of our dreams. Many of my guests told us it was the most beautiful and elegant wedding they have ever been to, and we felt the same way. Joni directed me great vendors and and booked them all for me and I couldn't have been more pleased with her selections. Our flower arrangements were beyond belief and the band she found for us was one of the bests we have heard. I live far away from the wedding venue and Joni was able to arrange all my vendors to meet with me all in one day while I was in town where wedding took place. Any request I had, Joni made it happen from crystal chandeliers to a beautiful pyramid of Tiffany boxes containing small bowls as our wedding favors. We still get dreamy eyed when we think of how very beautiful our wedding was. I don't know what I would have done with our her, she is truly a blessing and took the panic out of everything and allowed us to fully enjoy Our Special Day.
Member Since: 8/10/2012
I loved having Joni as my wedding planner. She was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful in coordinating all the important details. She gave me great vendor recommendations, which is really important when there are so many! She honored my vision and made suggestions that really complimented my ideal wedding. She was especially helpful on the day of the wedding. She worked with all the vendors to coordinate EVERYTHING so that me and my family did not need to worry. She was so helpful, fun to work with and always stays very calm... I highly recommend Your Special Day by Joni!
Member Since: 8/12/2010
Where Do I Start??!!?
Joni was my wedding angel! I am in the industry myself and knew right off the bat the a brides BEST FRIEND (or worst enemy) is a wedding planner. Joni, was the easiest, kindest, most professional, therapeutic person I have ever had the joy of meeting and pleasure of working with! She became my dearest confident during this process. I had some pretty "interesting" and stressful family conflicts. Joni had a solution for everything; she made me feel not just normal-but safe- I could talk to her. I could relax the day of my wedding knowing that Joni was in control. When other vendors started thinking "outside the box" Joni reeled them back in and put them on track. She kept us on budget, on time, stress free and the venue was SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!! Since my wedding my mother and I comment ALL the time how Joni was the best money we ever spent. She blended in, kept her calm and.. OH and at the end of the night when we were well into the party (and champagne), she saw the rain clouds coming from a distance and brought all the gifts inside!!!!! AMAZING!!!
If you want your wedding to be perfect than you must have Joni-The-Great!
Member Since: 3/21/2011
I hired Joni as my wedding planner by referral from my reception venue. I called her and the first time we spoke, we clicked. Joni was personable, professional and so nice, and I just knew she would be amazing! She was always there to answer any questions, give suggestions or just listen to me vent. She got back to me in a timely manner and never made me feel like I was bothering her. Her advice was priceless to me. She attended all my appointments with me and reassured me along the way how wonderful my day would turn out. The day of my Wedding I did not have to worry about a thing, she took care of all the details beautifully and if something did go wrong, I never knew! Everything was on time and my wedding exceeded mine and my husband's expectations!! All of my guests raved at what a wonderful Wedding we had. I would highly recommend Joni to anyone considering a wedding planner, she was wonderful!!
Member Since: 2/22/2011
If you are looking for a wedding planner that is on top of her game, pays attention to detail and gets the job done, then look no further. Joni and her staff are amazing. We had a perfect wedding and it was in large part due to Joni. Unlike other planners we interviewed, Joni was always on time, had amazing suggestions and always responded to emails and phone calls immediately. It takes a lot for me to trust someone with something as important as my wedding, but without reservation, I can honestly say that Joni Scalzo is someone you can trust to give you the perfect wedding. From the beginning, she understood my personality, my taste and my expectations. Joni recommended vendors and they were all excellent. This woman delivers. If you go with Joni as your wedding planner, you will never regret it.
Member Since: 2/23/2011
I have only great things to say about Joni. Her warmth and kindness in comparable only to her professionalism and attention to detail. Joni, though amazingly busy (with good reason), made me feel like the only bride she was working with and as though my wedding was the only one that counted. She was an absolute pleasure to work with - responsive and organized, sweet, available and supremely capable. Anyone with a South Florida wedding should hire Joni before doing anything else!
Member Since: 5/10/2010
Joni Scalzo helps to make your wedding dreams come to life! She is committed to your happiness and to providing excellent service. During our first meeting, when I shared what my vision was with Joni, she listened intently and instantly saw what I had in mind. She understood my personality, my taste and my expectations. She worked almost exclusively with my mother, who had an amazing experience with Joni. Joni is very responsive, and has a strong portfolio of wedding vendors. The vendors we used, with Joni’s recommendation, were wonderful.
Under Joni’s watch, the rehearsal and wedding day went off without a hitch. Joni organized the wedding party during the rehearsal, and showed everyone what to do, where to go, etc. according to wedding etiquette and decorum. She was also at the reception site to oversee and coordinate the vendors’ set-up, and she ensured that the room was perfection.
Most importantly, Joni Scalzo became a friend during the wedding planning process. She kept calm, focused and centered, and kept us on schedule. I would highly recommend Joni to any bride who is looking for “The Perfect Day.” Joni makes it happen.
Dedicated to making your vision a reality
Totally devoted to you, we are dedicated to make your vision a reality. By working with a limited number of brides at a time, we pamper you and make you feel really special on your special day. We have plans and packages tailored to your needs.
- Price Range: $$
- Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013