About this Vendor
Dallas Wedding Planning Boutique
You’ve recently said yes to the love of your life. Now before you say I do, let the wedding experts at After Yes help with the wedding planning process ahead. We offer distinctive weddings for the not so average bride.
$$$ – Moderate
Destination Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning
The Best There IsReviewed on 10/23/2014
You cannot do better than the team at After Yes. Period. You will get the wedding you want. It will be personal, imaginative, seamless. Anything you can dream of (whether it be rustic, romantic, urbane, vintage, pinterest-worthy, martha stewart-worthy) they will turn into a reality. And you will feel confident that every detail is being well cared for by this patient, considerate, intelligent team of women. After Yes worked tirelessly with me and my family for an entire year before the wedding (and after all the countless meetings with us and vendors, not to mention all of the emails exchanged and the wedding itself, I can't imagine what they are making hourly!). They had an incredibly light touch with my crazy family, but it was clear they were keeping everything totally under control. On the day of the wedding I was amazed at how much behind-the-scenes coordination with vendors they had clearly been managing that I hadn't even had to worry about. I also really cannot stress enough how kind, patient, and sweet Elizabeth and Amanda are. They are just lovely people who care deeply about their craft and it shows in their work. As far as creating a sophisticated, beautiful wedding, again you can do no better than After Yes. My vision for our wedding was somewhat non-traditional for Dallas. They were nonetheless extremely well attuned to how I wanted to arrange aesthetics and details. They were receptive to feedback and sometimes almost telepathic in the suggestions they made. They connected us with vendors who were perfect, and absolutely delightful to work with. So many people told us that it was one of their favorite weddings they had ever attended. I think that had a LOT to do with the work After Yes did, in that everything flowing smoothly, all the vendors working together and providing very high quality services meant that guests could relax and enjoy all of the details. Bottom line: I am truly grateful to Elizabeth and Amanda for all of their care and work!!
Excellent Service from After Yes!Reviewed on 5/31/2013 Ashton M
Elizabeth and Amanda with After Yes were great! I contacted them pretty far in advance from our wedding date, but even then, Elizabeth was attentive to all my questions. She provided a month-by-month task list and a budget from the outset of the planning process. I always felt like I knew where we stood with the budget and what tasks needed to be accomplished and when. They were so helpful in suggesting vendors and helping pick the ones that seemed to be the best fit for our wedding. I was overly happy with the service from every vendor that we used, and all of them were ones recommended by After Yes. Elizabeth and Amanda took all the stress out of choosing vendors, which was one of the things I was most apprehensive about in the whole planning process. On top of all the planning, their day of coordination was amazing! They helped conduct the rehearsal dinner and made sure everything was set for the ceremony and reception the following day. On the day of our wedding, I didn't have a single ounce of stress. They took care of everything, from the time table to coordinating all the vendors, from making sure everything ran smoothly to even telling us how to cut the cake. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to After Yes!
After Yes is worth their weight in gold. It's hard to differentiate between all of the 5 star reviews across sooo many vendors on the internet, but I will try to do that here. I worked with Amanda Connolly at After Yes beginning a year before my wedding. As a type A bride, I completed extensive research online and in person, because I knew who I hired as a planner would set the whole tone for my event. I wanted meticulous detail for execution - this was my highest priority. And boy, did they deliver! A couple of highlights: My mom was hospitalized 2 weeks before my wedding, and right when I was supposed to be taking bridal portraits. With one Sunday afternoon call to Amanda (which like, is NOT a great time to call), she worked with vendors (photographer, florist, hair and makeup) to reschedule seriously last minute. I was able to take my portraits with my mom present, AND still have one printed for the wedding. Another testament to Amanda's professionalism is that, the day after my wedding, I found out her car had broken down at our venue midday. I honestly had NO idea, because she handled it and never let on! I can't imagine how stressful that would have been - she ended up finding a way to get to the church and was still there when I needed something from her emergency kit during first look portraits. Only later did my bridesmaids tell me how she had smoothly handled everything, and arranged for the other vendors to take charge until she could find transportation to our ceremony. Our day went off without a hitch, and was both beautiful and stress free for my family. Exactly what I wanted! Thank you Amanda (and Elizabeth)! I would recommend After Yes in a heartbeat.
After Yes saved our wedding. We had literally nothing going for us.... I had booked a venue, but had absolutely no time to work on anything else. Amanda swooped right in and got to work. She made choosing vendors a breeze! We always knew she was recommending vendors who we could trust to do a great job and keep us on budget. She was AMAZING at keeping me on task. I did an awful job at replying to e-mails, but she never got frustrated. She sent me perfectly organized little To-Do lists to keep me going. Her spreadsheets are a huge lifesaver as well. You will never feel like you are missing/forgetting anything. As great as Amanda was in the months leading up to our wedding, I was even MORE impressed on the wedding day. She was great at making sure everything went just as planned. Honestly, just having her around made me feel more relaxed. After Yes is a MUST for your wedding planning needs. I can't imaging having done it without them.
Dear Amanda and Elizabeth, Hi, I am Purav’s mom, Minal. You and Elisabeth have done an amazing job. Not only you took away-all worries and stress regarding wedding but also saw to it that everything was running smoothly. I am surprised that you’re so familiar with all the wedding ceremony requirements of Indian wedding. You were so thoughtful of serving starters and packing food for the newly weds. It was nice of Elizabeth to volunteer to return the cake stand , small gesture like this show your real nature. The event was successful because of both of you. Your planning to minutest details was seen in each event. Both of you are very young, and this dedication to work will take you far ahead in life. I wish you all the best. God bless you and thank you very much. -Minal
I cannot say enough good things about After Yes! From our very first meeting with Elizabeth, we knew we were working with the right team. We consider ourselves an incredibly Type-A couple but Elizabeth and Amanda still caught SO many little wedding details that we had overlooked! They were very responsive and so patient as they worked with our difficult medical and dental school schedules. The groom and I did 99% of our planning from out of town, but having After Yes in the Dallas area made our Arboretum/Perot Museum wedding events work out perfectly. The month of the wedding, Elizabeth completely took over all correspondence with our vendors so the groom and I were able to focus on school and family until the weekend of the wedding. On the week of the wedding, Elizabeth sent the vendors and the entire bridal party a detailed itinerary which eliminated all of our stress on the wedding day. She even worked with our officiant as he planned our ceremony! I don't know how they do it, but After Yes will ensure your wedding works out better than you could ever imagine! I wish I could leave more than 5 stars because this team is easily worth twice what they charge!
I don't even know where to begin in how thankful I am to have had After Yes as my wedding planners. Amanda was my point of contact throughout and she saved my sanity throughout the process and gave me a wedding that was more beautiful than my Pinterest pin dreams could have even imagined!!! She is kind but strong, understood what I needed and let me decide but gave me her professional insights in the process, and was endlessly patient when my mom and I struggled to be decisive. She was incredibly responsive the ENTIRE time and ensured that in every step of the process we had what we needed. That was all leading up to the wedding. The forecast changed a few days out and Amanda made recommendations and handled everything we needed to do to accommodate the weather. The day of, I didn't have to worry at all because I knew Amanda and Elizabeth were taking care of things. Even when things went wrong (which were out of their control), my normal worrisome self could stay focused on and be present and positive in the day knowing they had everything under control. I can't thank them enough for giving us the wedding of our dreams and then some. I can't recommend them enough and if I could have given more than 10 stars I would have in a heartbeat. Note: I did the full service with After Yes and it was hands down worth every last penny and besides my husband, choosing them and this package was maybe the best decision I made about my wedding. :)
Amanda and Elizabeth of After Yes are the “Dream Team”! When I first contacted them, I had some ideas about what I wanted for my wedding, but I had no idea how to pull it off. Amanda took the time to understand my vision, and when everything finally came together, I was amazed! Throughout the planning process, I had a lot of questions and concerns, and Amanda was always patient and responsive and found a way to calm me down! She made sure that every detail was handled, and on the day of the wedding, all I had to do was show up! Everything was perfect, the coordination was seamless, and it would not have happened without After Yes! Thank you for a wonderful day!
Amanda and Elizabeth at After Yes are the best for wedding planning!! I was an "out of town" Bride, and therefore needed many recommendation for Dallas Vendors. Amanda and Elizabeth were able to pull out their rolodex and recommended some high quality vendors, while also staying in our budget. Amanda was the lead planner on our wedding, and made the whole planning process smooth and enjoyable. I cannot imagine planning our wedding without After Yes. It was an absolute dream, and more than we could have ever imagined.
After Yes did the most amazing job helping us plan our wedding! Elizabeth's consistent checkpoints and exceptional organization skills helped us to stay on track throughout the wedding planning process (despite our extremely busy work schedules!). After Yes also had great vendor recommendations and relationships which attributed to our wedding day being everything we had imagined and more. Most importantly, Elizabeth and Amanda took care of all of the behind the scenes details, enabling us to have a stress-free, flawless day. We cannot say enough good things about our experience with After Yes -- Elizabeth and Amanda are so sweet, organized and easy to work with and we would recommend them times a million! Thanks again After Yes!!
I was planning my wedding in Dallas while living in another city, so I knew that a wedding planner would be helpful and hired After Yes. Little did I know just how helpful Elizabeth and Amanda truly would prove to be. Elizabeth understood my "vision" from day one, and put me in touch with the most perfect vendors to carry out that vision. Elizabeth's amazing sense of calm kept me from stressing out in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and especially on the day of where rain was in the forecast. There were so many little things Elizabeth did that I wouldn't known to do that made the wedding a huge, huge success. She kept me stay in my budget, and helped me decide what was worth spending money on and what wasn't worth it. Overall, my wedding was absolutely perfect and I truly have Elizabeth to thank! I cannot say enough about After Yes!
We worked almost exclusively with Amanda and were very happy! We got married at Dallas Arboretum (ceremony at crape myrtle allee and reception at the Camp House). I am very busy and Amanda went out of her way to work with my schedule. She was patient with my (sometimes ridiculous) requests and questions. She helped us make vendor choices (serious dream team!!), kept us on a timeline and most importantly kept us in budget. She never recommended something we couldn't afford. On the wedding weekend I was cool as a cucumber because she took care of every hiccup without getting me involved. At the reception I was not happy with the color of the linens and, although Elizabeth told me it would be impossible to change them last minute, Amanda swooped in and made it happen! Thank goodness!!The wedding turned out better than I could have imaged, our friends and family are still talking about it! Thank you Amanda!!!
One telltale measure of a wedding planners skill is how they manage emergencies. I've seen Elizabeth and Amanda handle not one, but TWO torrential downpours during outdoor Dallas weddings. They busily worked their Mary Poppins magic and handled emergency details with so much grace and speed, I don't think the brides even knew it was raining.
Do yourself a favor and hire After Yes!! Elizabeth and Amanda are the sweetest and they are so amazing at what they do. They made wedding planning a breeze and every recommendation Elizabeth had for vendors were spot on. The wedding day was seamless and I got SO many compliments on how everything turned out. I had absolutely no stresses the day of the wedding because I knew that all the coordination and small details were in good hands. Everything turned out better then I could have ever imagined. Thank you After Yes for such a fabulous day! I would recommend them over and over!
We happened to come across "After Yes" after seeing reviews on the knot. We had spoken over the phone with several other wedding planners and it was either too expensive or as if they were doing us a favor. We decided to meet with Elizabeth the owner of "After Yes", and knew she was the one for us. Her and her staff were amazing from start to finish. Planning a wedding is a huge event, and they made it so much easier in every single aspect of planning and budget. At no time did we feel pressured to do anything we did or did not want. We were so glad to have met her, and would recommend her without any reservations what so ever.
Amanda was the lead planner for our January wedding at Hickory Street Annex. As a bride living out of town, I do not think I would have been able to pull off such a beautiful and perfect day without her. Everything was planned down to the last detail and done ahead of schedule so there was minimal stress on me as the bride. Amanda was wonderful about selecting vendors that she trusted as well as ones that fit my vision. I truly enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to my family and friends!
I started working with Amanda and Elizabeth a few weeks before moving full-time to Dallas. Being originally from Mexico and engaged to an American, I needed lots of help in planning a wedding in Dallas. I had no clue about American weddings nor vendors in the area, but ever since day one, it was so easy and fun working with both Amanda and Elizabeth. I have to admit I am extremely perfectionist and very detail-oriented, and After Yes was exactly what I needed to help make my dream wedding come true. Both Amanda and Elizabeth introduced me to the best wedding vendors in the Dallas area, working with me to combine American wedding traditions with my own traditions and culture, and finding exactly what I was looking for. My now husband and I changed our mind in what we wanted for our wedding a few times throughout the process, but they would always adapt with us and change things as needed with a great attitude and smile on their face. Half of our wedding guests came from Mexico and half from the northeast, what they all had in common was how much they raved about our wedding afterwards. If what you're looking for is high attention to detail, excellent customer service, seamless coordination, thorough knowledge of the industry and vendors, as well as a fun team to work with, After Yes is your best choice! Thank you Elizabeth and Amanda for helping us make our dream day come true and helping us create all the amazing memories that we will cherish forever!
After Yes was the best decision we made through our wedding planning process! We had the pleasure of working with Amanda for about a year and a half. I think our wedding was not an easy one to pull off; the venue was Dallas Heritage Village, and it was not designed to host a wedding by any means. But everything went beautifully, we hear from people every day still about how amazing it was - so if there were any hiccups, no one was aware of it. Amanda had great recommendations for every type of vendor throughout the planning process. She is definitely an expert in her field. There were quite a few things that my wife and I never would have thought of if we were planning the wedding by ourselves. We could not have been more pleased with After Yes. Amanda was a consummate professional at every turn, she always strived to help us in whatever way we needed, and she gave us the most wonderful wedding we could have asked for. We are very lucky to have worked with her! TL;DR If you have the opportunity to work with After Yes, seize it. Their value and expertise cannot be overstated.
After Yes was our wedding fairy godmother. Both Amanda and Elizabeth were organized, patient, and on top of things throughout our entire experience. We found them early on, and they worked with us throughout the whole experience. They organized timeline, budget, vendors, communicated with the wedding party, and gave honest opinions (based on their VAST experience)! They found and offered us vendor options, set up meetings for us, and arranged contracts. I am the type of person who usually needs to see EVERY SINGLE OPTION POSSIBLE, but with the vendors they offered, I never second-guessed our choices. I cannot imagine having planned our wedding without them, considering we both work full time. The day of our wedding was a dream. Neither of us had to worry about anything. They took care of set up, directed decorating, coordinated all of the vendors- if anything went wrong, I had absolutely no idea, which is the way it should be. After the ceremony, they made sure we had our own dinner, and gently directed us through the reception. I never even had to worry about making sure my belongings were in the car- they were on top of it. Our wedding was incredible, thanks to them. I promise that you will have absolutely no regrets about going with After Yes. It was the best choice I made for our wedding, by far.
Elizabeth and Amanda are the very best!!! As soon as I started working with After Yes, I knew it was going to be the best decision! Elizabeth immediately starting scheduling vendor meetings, and having her there with me for every single meeting was beyond helpful – she knew what questions to ask and knew every answer when vendors had questions. Throughout the planning process Elizabeth would regularly send an updated month-by-month task list and a very detailed budget tracker, which kept me on track and saved me so much time. Everyone warned me that the weeks leading up to your wedding can be stressful with updating the vendors on final guest numbers, coordinating day-of schedules, trying to keep track of final payments, etc. but I can honestly say I didn’t have to deal with any of that because of Elizabeth! I truly would not have made it through the planning process without Elizabeth and Amanda, and they helped make our wedding day even more perfect than we ever could’ve imagined! I made the wedding day more complicated than most (cocktails inside, dinner outside in a tent, and dancing/cake cutting inside) and they executed it flawlessly and made it completely stress-free for my husband and me! After working with Elizabeth and Amanda over the past year, I can say that I would recommend them to anyone – they are not only extremely talented, creative, and organized, but they truly are two of the sweetest people! I can’t wait for my sisters to get married so our family can work with After Yes again ☺
I would highly recommend After Yes! We worked with Amanda, and she was so wonderful! She was so organized and experienced and was always available to us when we had questions or concerns. We felt so comfortable knowing that she was there during the whole process as well as on the day of. We would have been lost without her and her support as well as her organization and coordinating skills, and we were confident everything would go smoothly with her around! She was also very friendly and made us feel at ease during all of our meetings and conversations. Elizabeth and Tatum were also great during the interactions we had with them-- :)
The BEST in the business. I can't even put into words how wonderful and accommodating Amanda and Elizabeth were during my wedding. They thought of every little detail and more! It was such a pleasant experience and would highly recommend them. They were very organized and would respond to emails very quick, like within the hour:) Seriously y'all, they are the best!!!
If a true stress free wedding planning experience is what you are after, After Yes is hands down the best! Working with Elizabeth and her team has been an absolute JOY; from helping me find my vision, to happily going with the flow on last minute changes, and listening to me ramble on. Not only is Elizabeth a savvy planner and amazing business woman, she is truly a kind and patient person. I interviewed several planners before deciding on After Yes, Elizabeth made me feel comfortable and at ease. I could not ask for anything more.
If you are looking for a wedding planner you HAVE to use After Yes! Elizabeth and her amazing team went above and beyond to say the least. The months leading up to the wedding we had a devastating loss. If it hadn't of been for everyone involved at After Yes, taking complete 100% care of everything we needed in one of the worst times, there would not have been a wedding. They are true miracle workers and the most genuine, organized to the nines, bubbly, attentive bunch of women i have ever gotten the pleasure to be around. They listen to every single idea you have, deal with every vendor, answer every call or text no matter what time or how crazy it is, calm you down when your having your bride moments, have an answer for literally everything (even when you don't , they do!) and honestly become your surrogate husband throughout the entire planning process. I will forever be singing their praises!!
Meet The Owner
Elizabeth has always had a passion for organization. Her outgoing spirit led her to the field of marketing, where her career began upon graduation from Baylor University. She started After Yes in the fall of 2009 with a backyard wedding of about 40 guests. It has since grown into a blossoming boutique, producing about 25 weddings a year.