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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 !!
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
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!
Im from Ky and was in FL in Jan. and decided The Seagate Beach Club was the place I wanted to get married. At first I was thinking I could handle everything and there would be no need for a wedding planner. I soon realized that it was going to be more difficult since I was out of state and I was given Joni's name and number and I called her- Best decision.. She helped me setup a timeline months ahead of the wedding, recommended vendors and just talked me through details I would have never thought of. I already saw the value in Joni before I got to FL the week of the wedding but she really shined the day of... Everything went off without a hitch and she coordinated everything exactly as planned. It was just a perfect day and so glad Joni was there to help make it happen.
Everyone kept asking me why I was so calm during the whole wedding planning process. I only have one answer- Joni! Joni is a true professional and better yet, simply a great person to be around. My family and I will be forever grateful for all the hard work she put into my wedding (much more than I am even aware of, I'm sure)! Thank you isn't quite adequate....but THANK YOU, Joni. And just in case my rave review wasn't quite clear enough, my cousin just got engaged and as per my recommendation, Joni is now her wedding planner too!
WOW – the first word that comes to mind on how great it was to work with Joni. Melanie & Blake’s wedding was perfect! There wasn’t one flaw, everyone had a great time and commented on how this was the best wedding they ever attended.
Since I (Mother of the Bride) am a professional event planner and Melanie (Bride) is a movie producer, everyone told us we didn’t need a wedding planner. Were they ever wrong!
Joni was the best investment in the entire wedding budget! Trying to coordinate a Ft. Lauderdale wedding with the Bride living in LA was a struggle at best. Joni was always there for both Mom & Bride. Joni was available, had amazing suggestions, and worked well with both families. She was attentive to every detail; kept us calm, focused and I felt we didn’t need to worry about anything.
As an event planner, I am always stressed leading up to & though the event. This was the first event I helped plan that I was relaxed for days before, had time on my hands and was able to enjoy every aspect of my daughter’s events and the wedding day itself.
Joni’s professionalism is by far the best of any of the event planners I have worked with. She listens, offers suggestions and gives extraordinary advice. Joni has an intuitive sense on how to bring an event to the next level while respecting your budget. Joni was generous with her time and talents and her expertise is unmatched.
We feel like Joni became part of the family through our experience and I can’t thank her enough for really making our day EXTRA special!!!
Dear Joni and the Your Special Day by Joni team,
Thank you for making Rachel and Seth’s wedding so extra special.
Joni, when we first met we had an instant connection and that special relationship continued throughout the planning of the wedding.
On behalf of Rachel and Seth and our entire family, I want to thank you for all that you did to make the wedding a beautiful, spectacular event.
You exceeded our expectations and we loved every moment and we loved working with you throughout the process.
To anyone planning a wedding, Joni Scalzo and her team are terrific and I highly recommend working with Joni to make your special day amazing!
Joni gets the job done!!
With the greatest repeat and love,
I hired Joni as the "day of" wedding coordinator for my daughter's wedding and she was amazing! She stepped in about a month before the event and helped us through all of the final stages of planning. Joni was always available to speak to us whenever we needed her, and guided us through it all. My daugher loved working with Joni - felt like she really cared, and wanted her to be happy down to every last detail. On the acutal day of the wedding, Joni was on top of everythng, worked great with all of our vendors, yet stayed "behind the scenes" without anyone even realizing she was there. Joni's assistant, Lauren, was also wondeful, and was always there when we needed something. She was an added bonus:) My daughter and I were able to "let go" of control the day of the wedding, feel confident that every detail was being attended to by Joni and her staff, and truly enjoy the day!! I highly recommend "Your Special Day by Joni" to anyone planning a wedding !
Joni worked with my daughter and me during the weeks leading up to the wedding. Her guidance was invaluable in helping us to find the perfect vendors, staying on track with our details, and making sure we were covering all the details that needed to be covered. Joni was always available to answer questions or meet with one, or both of us. But the part of Joni's service that was most invaluable to me, was the day of the wedding, having her there to make sure everything went just perfectly. She worked all day getting all the little details in place behind the scenes so I could enjoy the wedding with family and friends. Joni is a real professional and a wonderful person! I recommend her with no hesitation at all. Hiring her for the wedding was my best decision.
From the moment we met Joni, we knew we had chosen the right person for our daughter's wedding. We hired Joni for a month of rather than day of wedding which turned out to be worth every penny. Joni coordinated everything for us and kept in touch with all our vendors. She is so detailed and creative. We felt at ease the day of the wedding not worrying about the vendors timing or calls. Joni took care of everything and if we needed anything she was easy to reach. The wedding turned out beautiful!!!!!
Thanks Joni for an outstanding job!
Joni came through big time. We worked for months and months before the wedding and I am happy to say that I am satisfy with our everything turned out. Sure I wish that some things would have been different but who am I kidding, nothing is perfect in this world. All I need to say is that I am happy and Joni did a great job.
I came to Joni for my daughter's wedding in a frazzle, overwhelmed and not knowing what direction to go in. As soon as I spoke to her, I felt her warmth, caring, and joy in wanting to help me. She was available whenever I needed to talk to her, she helped me find the most artistic, knowledgeable, and compatible vendors for the wedding. She detailed the entire timeline to the exact moment. I don't know what I would have done without her. She was a guide, professional business person and friend to me during the whole occasion. The wedding was perfect! I recommend Joni to anyone and everyone who wants to have a cherished memory and smooth sailing to creating the most awesome experience! -Marta L., Parkland, FL
Joni helped me have a perfect day without having to worry about making it happen.
Joni did an incredible job making sure everyone involved would be happy. She knew how to talk to vendors and express the feelings that I didn't feel as comfortable saying. I was out of the country for most of my wedding planning and having Joni help my mom was such a relief. She was extremely reliable and could translate wedding speech to everyday people. I can now proudly say I know what uplighting and chivary chairs are. She was phenomenal and took away any extra stress that you just don't want to deal with on your wedding day. Not only did she do a beautiful job with our wedding, but also our Henna celebration which was new to both of us since it is a tradition from my husband's side. She nailed it and my husband's family was so pleased with the way that we honored their family customs. Joni will treat you like her own daughter and never make you feel like you are asking for too much.
Short and sweet......hire Joni!! She was great! Always willing to go the extra mile. We had the grooms parents in one country, the bride and groom in another and the parents of the bride in another. She was always available and attentive to every detail for a 200 person rehearsal dinner, 250 person wedding --- working with so many vendors beforehand and day of.
Her calm manner was comforting to the mother of the bride.
The stress of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Both the bride and groom have their opinions and desires as well as the parents of each having to balance the emotions and trying to establish some financial constraints while still giving your children the wedding they want. Having hired Joni as our wedding planner was an exceptionally great move. First, Joni has a terrific personality and is so knowledgeable of all venues and service providers. Joni listens and then makes recommendations. She understands that all families are different and she cannot treat each wedding the same. Second, Joni did an incredible job of keeping everyone up to date of time constraints to get things done. This included ordering invitations, mailing, printing, final decisions on flowers, etc. None of us ever knew how time consuming all of this could be and by having Joni we not only saved a lot of time but also were able to allocate the time needed to get things done. Joni helped to make the wedding an occasion we will all remember. She acted as our intermediary with the hotel, Eau Resort. When friends and family comment on how everything went so well we pointed out how Joni played such a large part of coordinating every aspect of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Joni was there and made the day very easy. She coordinated the timing of pictures, when family needed to be ready for photos and the ceremony and just added support for everyone involved. I could go on endlessly but my final comment is that the wedding was magical and will always be remembered. Our families thank Joni for everything she did.
Joni and I hit it off from our first meeting. She understood me and got what I wanted to achieve very quickly and she made me feel confident about her skills and her credibility. From beginning to end, Joni was always readily accessible to me and was willing and able to do whatever I asked. She was an absolute delight to deal with. Joni has patience, amazing follow-through and the necessary detail-orientation to get the job done.
Her creativity and unlimited resources made our wedding day so spectacular that all we have been hearing from our very "discriminating" friends is that our wedding was the BEST WEDDING EVER! Every step of the way from invitations to Thank you notes....Joni was on the job! The personal touches and suggestions took it from a gorgeous wedding to an unforgettable experience for all our guests as well as for US. We highly recommend her if you want a wedding to remember!
Anne and Jim Lees
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Everything about my wedding turned out perfectly and exactly the way I envisioned, mostly thanks to Joni! Planning a wedding in Florida from out of state, I was a little lost when I started thinking about things like renting tents and getting transportation services. Joni has such great vendor recommendations and personal relationships with all different kinds of vendors that the everything worked together seamlessly! I used all of the recommendations from her, including tent, florist, transportation, band, hair, make up, and photobooth and every single one of them exceeded my expectations.
I don't know how I would have planned our wedding without Joni's help, and not only that, she is hilarious and patient and so much fun to talk to and hang around with, that by the end of everything, I felt like she was family!!!
I highly recommend Joni as a wedding planner, you will not regret it!
Hello to anyone considering Joni as a wedding planner. Our wedding I was told over and over again "was the best wedding" many of my high end out of town guests repeating kept saying they have ever been to. Both my now "wife" and I were just so impressed with the highest quality of service and patient attention to all details. Joni has gone way above and beyond what I could have asked someone to do. She definitely delivered the goods. I just cant say enough about the superb planning that went into our wedding. Joni is someone that understands the situation and meets its needs. I have heard so many nightmares from others whom are also planning a wedding and I just kept saying thank goodness for Joni. It was the single best wedding decision we made and we are sure that our wedding would not have been the same without Joni. We hit the jackpot, hands down! Thank you Thank you Thank you! We love you sooo much!
Joni was my planner from the first week that I got engaged all the way through the 9 months of planning. She helped Rafael and I find our venue, vendors and calmed us down when we were stressed. She is so organized and always makes you feel like you are the most important client to her. Within hours or even minutes she will answer you emails or phone calls. She is there for you ever single step of the way. The best money we spent hands down was getting Joni as our wedding planner from start to finish. On your big day the last thing you want to do is worry about timelines or vendors doing their jobs. Joni takes care of all that and does it with a smile on her face the whole time. She is such a wonderful person. Even while she was on her vacation she wrote up some draft timelines. She never once forgot about us or our wedding. She is amazing. I will recommend her to everyone I know. Love you Joni!!!!
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