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Reviewed On 11/24/2020 by Judy L
From the very beginning, Elizabeth was very honest and helpful with providing guidance and information. Additionally, her resources are informative and guided the entire process. She was available to respond whenever I had a question. Elizabeth...
went above and beyond. The patience, professionalism, and customer attention was just AMAZING. We are so blessed to have picked Elizabeth as our planner. Leading to the big day we dealt with postponing because of Covid. Elizabeth took care of everything. She was our voice of reason among such chaos. I am so very grateful to have worked with Elizabeth. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Reviewed On 6/23/2021 by Cameron K
There are not enough kind words to describe how great it was to work with Elizabeth. From the very start, she exuded total poise, composure, and kindness. Elizabeth provides the perfect amount of guidance and advice while also being totally sup...
portive and enthusiastic about any decisions you make for your big day. She always had the utmost respect and consideration for our vision and recommended some of the greatest vendors in the area to support that vision. She is not only a lovely and wonderful person (the kind of person you want to be around on your wedding day!) but is incredibly organized and made the planning process so seamless and breezy (even with multiple postponements due to covid). On our wedding day, my husband, myself, and everyone close to the us had the chance to totally enjoy while Elizabeth managed every logistic until the end of the evening. It made our day so fun and stress free. The single best decision we made was the choice to work with her!!
Reviewed On 6/10/2021 by Kathy C
Elizabeth with After Yes was so great!!! She listen to our dreams and made them all come true!! Working from out of town I thought would be stressful but she made it easy. The relationship she has with vendors is wonderful which made it easy t...
o work together. She keep us informed and on a timely timeline!! When the big day arrived, all we did was enjoy the moment. The venue looked amazing and took everyone’s breath away! Thank you for all you did!!! Courtney & Luis’s wedding was amazing!!
Reviewed On 5/30/2021 by Sherri G
Elizabeth helped us postpone our wedding twice for the COVID-19 pandemic and made that impossible situation easy to handle. She listened to what we wanted and made recommendations based on who we are and she made our dream wedding come true. On...
the day of the wedding everything went smoothly and we had the most wonderful day.
Reviewed On 3/23/2021 by Sarah Kate O
Booking Elizabeth was hands-down the best money spent on my wedding. She is so organized and calm and made planning a wedding during a pandemic completely stress free (I really mean it!) She does an amazing job of listening to your wedding visi...
on and making recommendations for outstanding vendors to make your dream a reality. Because of Elizabeth we had our dream wedding and even stayed under budget. I cannot say enough nice things about Elizabeth and I will recommend her to everyone I know forever. She is simply the best!
Reviewed On 3/03/2021 by Christina W
Elizabeth was amazing! She was very polished, organized and responsive. Her customer service was incredible, and she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. She coordinated with our vendors and handled all of the logis...
tics flawlessly. She had great recommendations for vendors and ideas for last minute planning details. My husband and I were able to fully enjoy ourselves on our big day because we knew she had everything taken care of! On our wedding day, everything was absolutely perfect! I highly recommend After Yes!
Reviewed On 11/17/2020 by Haley R
Elizabeth was amazing! She was cool, calm and collected all year long and didn’t let COVID phase her or our plans! She was super responsive and always helpful. She also made the best recommendations for vendors and brought vendors to the table ...
that we might not have found on our own... but loved! She stayed on budget and was always ahead of the game. On the day of, everything went better than planned. I wouldn’t have changed a thing! I’ll be recommending After Yes to brides and grooms in the future!
Reviewed On 11/16/2020 by Allison G
After Yes was amazing!! She helped keep my mom and I organized since we only had about 9 months to plan and she was great to bounce ideas off of. She helped me execute my vision while giving great recommendations. Planning a wedding during COVI...
D could have been a nightmare but Elizabeth was a calming presence and made the planning process seamless.
Day of the wedding, Elizabeth kept everything on track to make sure we stuck to the timeline and to make sure everyone was where they needed to be.
We also used her husband to design and print our custom wedding invitations/day of paper and could not have been happier! Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 10/26/2020 by Chera F
Elizabeth was super organized, very detailed and kept me on track with budget and schedule. She suggested the best vendors and everything was perfect and seamless. I would highly recommend her to any friends getting married. I was planning a we...
dding out of state and she made everything so easy. We are so fortunate we were able to work with the best wedding planner!!
Reviewed On 10/20/2020 by holly T
Elizabeth was absolutely amazing to work with. She had excellent recommendations for all of the vendors that we needed. She helped us plan and then re-plan our wedding and never missed a beat. She followed up with vendors, reminded me severa...
l times of the tasks I needed to accomplish, and made sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. An extra bonus - her husband designs invitations and create a dream invite for us! Awesome duo!
Reviewed On 8/24/2020 by Natalie H
Elizabeth made our wedding planning so easy! Even in the middle of a global pandemic with plans changing regularly, she remained poised, graceful, and encouraging. I had complete confidence in her and could trust that she had everything under c...
ontrol. I am especially thankful for her gifts of organization and flexibility and ability to keep me on track. She also had a lot of experience at our venue (Marie Gabrielle) which was so helpful. Couldn't have done it without her :)
Reviewed On 6/28/2020 by Bryon H
Elizabeth is fantastic. I was the father of the bride. My wife and daughter chose Elizabeth to plan the wedding and I am very glad they did. Elizabeth was always aware of and managed all the details. Our wedding was particularly challenging...
from a coordination perspective. Elizabeth made it look easy. She made the wedding so much more special as I could savor every moment. I highly recommend Elizabeth and would certainly use her again.
Reviewed On 6/26/2020 by Kate H
May be good for some, but not a great match for us. We ended up finding several of our own vendors and were not getting the best price when she got quotes (in a case when we independently got a quote from another vendor, the vendor she recomm...
ended offered an additional discount- why were we not getting the best rate to start with?). When cancelling our event due to covid, we hoped to get some discount from some vendors and asked about an option such as donate services to another couple and were told this was “not really feasible/realistic” but we could ask for ourselves. I did not feel that she was empathetic to the situation from the couples perspective. We feel we paid a very high price for very little service.
Reviewed On 3/24/2020 by Sam Z
Elizabeth is the best! She is so knowledgable, calming, and helpful. She helped my husband and I have the best night of our lives. Everything went off without a hitch - or if there was a problem, it was taken care of without me even knowing so ...
I could enjoy myself. I am so thankful for her and Claire!
Reviewed On 12/22/2019 by Kelley W
Elizabeth is an absolute pleasure to work with, and a lifesaver when something goes wrong (which is always the case at least once with any wedding or event!) I can't sing her praises enough and highly recommend her to anyone who is hoping to p...
lan a beautiful, memorable event that doesn't cost your sanity.
We debated on hiring a planner because of the added cost, but we are SO thankful we did - the value of the service Elizabeth provides far outweighs the cost. She is personable, kind, professional and genuinely cares for her clients and their events. She went above and beyond at every turn and I felt like I had a true partner in the planning process that I could trust and rely on.
After Yes helped me pull together 2 spectacular wedding celebration events (1 family dinner at The Mansion post-ceremony and 1 black tie reception/private dinner the next week with a larger group of friends and family group at Mercat) in only 6 weeks!
Her knowledge about local vendors and extensive experience in the Dallas planning space ensured the decision making process was expediently seamless - invaluable for brides/grooms who are busy professionals.
It is obvious Elizabeth is passionate about her craft and cares for her clients. When we had a major venue issue 2 weeks(!!) prior to the event, she made herself immediately available and helped solve the problem within a couple of days, even though she was on holiday with her family and vendors were shutting down for the Thanksgiving break...something I will always be grateful for.
If you are looking for a planner who will listen, care and handle things with ease - look no further than After Yes.
Reviewed On 12/12/2019 by Evie L
Elizabeth was probably the smartest vendor I hired for our wedding - we used her as a day-of coordinator. She was super organized, calm, knowledgeable, and responsive. Luckily, we didn't have any major issues on our wedding day (probably becaus...
e she was so helpful), but any minor snafus she was super on top of. I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Makenzie Z
Elizabeth was literally a life saver at my wedding and for months beforehand. I was living 6 hours away from the venue and in law school. Basically, I was a very hands off bride. Elizabeth handled everything for me and I mean HANDLED it. She re...
commended vendors, she went to meetings, she got be back on track when I got overwhelmed. She even made it possible to customize my wedding in the coolest way possible. She worked with the venue and we figured out a way to hoist my 900 pound Harley onto the second floor of the event venue. (Which was a first for the venue). I loved everything about my wedding and her help along the way. 5 massive stars.
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Hailey W
Elizabeth and After Yes were absolutely fantastic! They kept us on task, had wonderful vendor recommendations, and were irreplaceable the day of the wedding! Everything was absolutely perfect and seamless that night and the peace of mind I had ...
knowing someone else was looking out for all the little details was priceless! We loved working with After Yes and recommend them to all of our friends!
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Daniel K
Elizabeth is amazing! She helped us find the beat venders in our budget with no stress. She had the wedding planned and scheduled down to the minute. On the day of the wedding, my wife and I didn’t worry about anything and enjoyed the day. Our...
wedding turned out amazing and we couldn’t be happier. Elizabeth was always responsive, professional, and prompt. She made planning the wedding enjoyable and hassle free. She was a pleasure to work with and we definitely work with her again.
Reviewed On 10/03/2019 by Kristen Z
Elizabeth Gonzalez was absolutely wonderful! She was very responsive and gave candid advice throughout the planning process. Her coordination of wedding vendors and logistics during the wedding was flawless!
Reviewed On 7/25/2019 by Bailey R
We are so thankful and love Elizabeth at After Yes!! She did a fantastic job helping us plan and coordinate our wedding! The only thing I wish I would have done was find her sooner! I am a medical student, and I don’t know how I would have surv...
ived planning a wedding during school without her! She knows good vendors, so you don’t have to search and search, and she’s always on your side! She wants you to be happy and make your day happen the way you want, while also giving advice on things you’re not sure about. I was told over and over to just get a planner and life will be so much easier. Well now I can attest to that too! Especially with After Yes!!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2019 by Claire C
Hiring After Yes was the best decision in our wedding planning experience! At first, I was unsure if I wanted a wedding planner. Now that it's over, I can't imagine doing the process without After Yes! If you still want to be involved in every ...
detail, but are too busy to do all of the research and coordination yourself, After Yes is a perfect fit. Elizabeth would ask about our vision and then send me a few vendors or ideas to look into each step of the way - this saved us so much time and all of her recommendations turned out perfect. She handled all of the communication with vendors once they were hired. She was a calming and cheerful presence on the big day and made sure everything ran smoothly behind the scenes! I highly recommend After Yes!
Reviewed On 6/05/2019 by Nina C
Elizabeth Gonzalez and After Yes provided hands-on guidance and planning that ensured a perfect wedding ceremony and celebration! Elizabeth understood the vision of the bride and groom, and she made it a reality in a most beautiful way, helpin...
g with vendor and site selection and all the many other choices along the way. And, on the wedding day, she oversaw everything, ensuring it would go perfectly according to plan. We very much enjoyed working with Elizabeth and are thrilled with all that she did so professionally and beautifully. (And this is the second wedding Elizabeth has helped our family with--so we are repeat customers!)
Reviewed On 4/29/2019 by Taryn S
Elizabeth with AfterYes was by far the best decision we made. She is kind, timely, responds quickly, and somehow makes everything possible. Her connections and network of vendors are unmatched and I would recommend her over and over again. H...
er attention to detail made me feel at ease as an out of town bride. THE BEST!!!
Reviewed On 4/06/2019 by Alexandra B
How do I even put into words the love and appreciation I feel for Elizabeth and Claire?
I was recommended After Yes by a fellow bride who planned her Dallas wedding remotely. Living in New Orleans, I worried it would be a difficult task to pl...
an our wedding in Dallas. I could not have been more wrong.
From the beginning, Elizabeth made my wedding planning experience easy and stress-free. It's easy to get lost in a sea of vendors, with After Yes I never felt like I was drowning. Using our budget, style, and wedding date, Elizabeth provided available vendors fitting our needs and we chose who we felt fit best. I wouldn't change a single vendor choice we made.
The team at After Yes was so accommodating and understanding of our busy schedules and location barriers. I was frequently called a laid-back and stress-free bride by friends, family, and even strangers. This is 100% because of Elizabeth, and I made sure I left everyone know she was the source of my easy-going attitude.
On our wedding day, Elizabeth and Claire made sure everything went according to plan. We started exactly on time and the night went by flawlessly.
I would recommend After Yes to anyone and everyone getting married.
Reviewed On 1/24/2019 by Susan H
As the mother-of-the bride writing this review, I wish I could highlight 100+ stars for After Yes. I would have to say that Elizabeth Gonzalez and her team gave us the most beautiful evening. It was fascinating to see how they turned empty r...
ooms at the Hickory Street Annex into rooms filled with warmth and beauty. Their creativity and their gracious professionalism will be remembered.
Reviewed On 12/20/2018 by Sammy C
SUCH an amazing experience with Elizabeth at After Yes! From the planning process to the actual day of, she was on top of absolutely everything and I didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of because she completely handled it all (this i...
s also saying a lot because I'm a total control freak). My parents also raved about how they didn't know how she was everywhere at once but somehow she was! Love her so much and would highly highly recommend to anyone looking for someone to trust with your big day! :)
Reviewed On 12/13/2018 by AnnMarie P
After Yes was one of the best decisions we made when it came to planning our wedding. The contacts and relationships that Elizabeth has made in the area are crucial in her ability to organize and coordinate everything. She knows exactly how eve...
ryone functions and flows, as well as their expectations around communication. I would say that the day of coordination is where Elizabeth and After Yes excel. We had a few last minute hiccups come up (that were unpreventable with any sort of planning) and Elizabeth completely took them on without me having to provide any sort of instruction. She kept us within our budget and ensured that our special day was everything we wanted at the same time!
Reviewed On 12/11/2018 by Susan H
Elizabeth and Evie were amazing, thoughtful, supportive, effective, and so very kind! They anticipated questions before I asked. They took care of every detail with grace and joy. I was calm, relaxed and had blast at the wedding because they...
were on top of everything. We truly would not have had such a fantastic wedding without their help and support. I am grateful beyond words!
Reviewed On 11/13/2018 by Jessica R
After Yes was the best wedding decisions I made! Elizabeth and her team are amazing. They are organized, detailed-oriented, creative, and a pleasure to work with. Elizabeth is an expert in the wedding industry and has connections with the best ...
vendors in DFW. I had many questions and they were always very patient and answered them in an incredibly fast manner. The vision for my wedding came together beautifully due to Elizabeth's guidance. The day of the wedding was perfect. I was breath taken by how beautifully and well executed everything was. I was able to enjoy the ceremony and reception without any worries,and that is priceless.There are not enough words to thank Elizabeth for the great job she did. If you want your dream wedding, look no further, After Yes is the best there is.
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Roy A
Elizabeth from After Yes was very easy to work with. She assisted my fiancé (now wife) and I about 8 weeks prior to the wedding date. She was very pleasant to work and communicate with. Her attention to detail is amazing. She was able to pu...
t all the pieces together for the weekend of our wedding (9.29.18) to make sure the stress was off our shoulders and we could just enjoy the day - and we did! We had a last minute change to our ceremony site due to unpredictable weather circumstances. She handled the pressure and added stress really well. She assured us that everything was going to be okay. With her immediate assistance we were able to secure another ceremony venue within 48 hours before the wedding date. Elizabeth and her assistant Sammy planned the day out for us down to the minute. If we had to redo our wedding planning all over again there is no other wedding planner that we would select than Elizabeth from After Yes!!!! I would highly encourage other bride and grooms to seek out Elizabeth from After Yes for wedding planning services.
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Rachel O
Elizabeth and the team at After Yes were the ultimate godsend. I can honestly say I woke up on the day of my wedding more relaxed than any bride should ever be. Everything was done and I had all the confidence to simply enjoy the day. Do yourse...
lf a favor and hire After Yes. The folks there are worth their weight in gold. I could not have been happier with the service. They are experts. They know everything and resolve problems before you know they exist. (For example, they knew my venue had a finicky breaker box and made sure to put the band and the margarita machines on separate circuits). My husband, who thinks everything is a racket and is especially dubious of wedding planners, was ultimately convinced that After Yes was worth every penny and then some. THANK YOU AFTER YES!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Yingjie C
我和我的老公都是中国人，完全不知道美式婚礼如何进行。但是Elizabeth给予了我们很大的帮助，送给我们一场完美的婚礼，我的朋友和家人都非常的感动和开心。After yes，Thank you so much！
Reviewed On 7/31/2018 by Katie B
Reviewed On 5/07/2018 by Amy B
Elizabeth was Fantastic !
She is professional as well as makes the journey of planning a wedding enjoyable.
I have no idea how she does it !
There are so many small details that I wouldn't have thought of until the moment, yet Elizabeth had a...
plan in place for everything.
Elizabeth - YOU are AMAZING !!!
We are very grateful for your time and energy in planning our special day
Amy & Doug
Reviewed On 3/05/2018 by Samantha L
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 m...
y 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.
Reviewed On 2/07/2018 by Tara O
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 wa...
s 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.
Reviewed On 1/28/2018 by Minal M
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.
Reviewed On 12/22/2017 by Lauren L
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 wed...
ding 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!
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Corine C
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 P...
interest 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. :)
Reviewed On 11/07/2017 by Lisa H
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!
Reviewed On 10/16/2017 by Emily M
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.
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Laramy F
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!!
Reviewed On 6/06/2017 by courtney c
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 "v...
ision" 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!
Reviewed On 5/31/2017 by Haley B
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!!!
Reviewed On 5/12/2017 by Justin C
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 handle...
d emergency details with so much grace and speed, I don't think the brides even knew it was raining.
Reviewed On 5/10/2017 by Christina L
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 sea...
mless 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!
Reviewed On 4/14/2017 by Rene L
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.
Reviewed On 2/19/2017 by John M
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!
Reviewed On 1/04/2017 by Eliza O
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 no...
r 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!
Reviewed On 12/08/2016 by Lizzie C
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, an...
d 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.
Reviewed On 11/04/2016 by Emily B
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 organi...
zed 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.
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Elizabeth F
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 ☺
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Julia C
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Heidi K
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 dur...
ing 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-- :)
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Amanda C
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!!!
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Sara L
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 min...
ute 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.
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Jordan E
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 involv...
ed 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!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Fredarick W
My fiancee was working on her doctorate and planning our wedding at the same time. Before she had Elizabeth, the process was so stressful. As soon as we signed a contract with After Yes, we both were able to enjoy being engaged and the wedding ...
planning process. Seeing her happy makes me happy and After Yes, made my wife happy. I would recommend Elizabeth and her staff to anyone.
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Erin C
OMG! I would have NEVER been able to plan a wedding without Elizabeth and Amanda! They are the best money you will ever spend. From constantly answering my silly emails to working to keep me as close to my budget as possible, After Yes is EVERY...
Elizabeth literally went to meetings with me because all my wedding party was hours away from Dallas. Her recommendations are based on your taste, budget and are always on point.
When I say that you need to stop reading reviews and call Elizabeth, Amanda and the After Yes peeps, I mean it! You will not be disappointed. The saddest part of my wedding will be that I will no longer get to email/talk to Elizabeth or Amanda after the wedding. They are the BEST :)
Reviewed On 7/27/2016 by Stephanie W
My (now) wife and I used After Yes to plan our wedding. We used their basic package which includes coordination and advance but requires that the customer make payments and generally keep with the flow of the planning process. Also, we planned ...
a large portion of the wedding remotely, so our experience involved a lot of email and phone calls (perhaps more than usual).
We had a large wedding, and so After Yes was absolutely critical to making things run smoothly. We started working with Amanda, but ended up doing most of the work with Elizabeth. They are both fantastic, but this review will focus on Elizabeth, since we spent the most time with her. She was committed and knowledgeable, and juggled an enormous number of email threads. She answered questions, advised about problems, and assuaged inchoate feelings of doubt or worry. She even managed to undo a blunder that I made during the middle part of the planning process regarding our relationship to a hotel. Elizabeth knows the cutting edge of wedding planning and what to watch out for. She does not judge your choices, but just works with you to get the result you want.
On the day of our wedding, Elizabeth was there from start to finish. She fixed problems and made sure everything ran smoothly. In fact, she probably addressed more problems than I knew about , because that's the way she is -- just finding issues and dealing with them. Our ceremony went, as far as I can tell, flawlessly.
On a personal level, we enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth and meeting with her periodically. She's a fun person and easy to talk to. This characteristic is important as you spend a lot of time with the planner, and it's nice if the conversation can be fun. It lowers stress levels and increases fun enjoyability levels.
Reviewed On 1/12/2016 by Libby F
WOW! I don't even know if I have the words to describe how wonderful After Yes is! I worked with Elizabeth throughout the planning process and she was absolutely amazing. Even my family and friends came to me throughout the reception to complim...
ent on what a great job she (and Amanda) did. She was extremely timely and organized. She would always e-mail me back and never made me feel like any of my questions were "dumb" (which I am sure some of them were-ha!). Elizabeth was always full of good ideas and completely understood my "vision" for the wedding. Not only did she send me lists of fabulous vendors, but she helped me narrow them down and attended meetings with me. I have a difficult time making final decisions on things, and she was on it and able to tell me her honest opinion down to every last detail of the wedding. Throughout the entire process she went out of her way to make a connection with me and truly understood my wants and needs. You can tell she puts a lot of focus and detail into each individual wedding that she plans and makes each bride feel like they are one-of-a-kind!
The day of the wedding was just as great. She and Amanda were around the entire day and even stopped in while we were getting ready just to say "hi" and make sure things were running smoothly. They are both so extremely patient and were able to coordinate our rather large bridal party and family to make sure they arrived to the right place at the right time. They helped the entire day run smoothly. My husband and I did not have to worry about a single thing!
Elizabeth and Amanda are not just wedding planners, but they make planning a wedding a more personal experience. By the end of it all, I felt like we were friends!! I am already thinking up other events that I can have them help me plan ;) Chose After Yes! You will NOT be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 12/09/2015 by Lydia G
I had the huge pleasure of being able to work the incomparable After Yes team for my destination wedding to Maui, HI. From the very first meeting Elizabeth and Amanda made me feel so welcomed and comfortable; I was immediately able to see their...
high sense of professionalism and genuine spirits. They helped plan my dream wedding to Hawaii for about a year and they helped the time fly by and the process was exciting and nerve-wrecking, in the best possible way. They were there for me in any matter (big or small) from the very beginning of the planning process through contracting vendors to the very last minute of my wedding reception. Seriously, you cannot do any better in finding capable and caring people to help guide you through the fun experience that is planning your wedding. I cannot rave enough about how amazing Elizabeth and Amanda are!! They become much more than your wedding planners before you know it. I am so grateful to them for helping me and my (now) husband achieve an absolutely flawless wedding. I hope you are just as fortunate, as I was, to be able to work with After Yes.
Reviewed On 11/25/2015 by Knottie41516707
There aren't enough wonderful things I could say about After Yes. Elizabeth and Amanda are incredible. Because of them, my wife and I were able to enjoy this day in a manner that we probably wouldn't have been able to otherwise. Every detail...
was coordinated and attended to with perfection. If you work with them, you'll watch your wedding vision come to life in an amazing way. The best thing I can really say is thank you.
Reviewed On 10/24/2015 by Holly
Amanda with After Yes was the glue that held me together during the wedding and wedding planning process! I couldn't have done it without her! She was so great and easy to work with from start to finish, and so incredibly nice all the while. Yo...
u don't realize how much is involved in planning a big wedding in Dallas until you are in the thick of it! Wow. But Amanda led me through the maze of planning, answering all of my questions that I would constantly email, helping me find awesome vendors within my budget, and making sure I made all the right decisions when I needed to. She was so great helping me stay on top of my task list. Towards the last few weeks, there is a lot of coordination that goes on between the various vendors you don't even know needs to happen, and she managed all of it with expertise and a smile. The day of the wedding, she made sure every detail on the agenda happened, kept us on track, and it all appeared flawless to the guests and wedding party. Any unexpected issue that popped up, she took care of it. For instance, the train to my dress came unattached right before my first dance, and she was right there fixing it in a blink of an eye. Also, we had a huge amount of home made decorations, and she was a huge help in organizing and packing up all the stuff in our families cars before the venue closed. We had dozens of guests tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. With out a doubt, it would have been a disaster without her.
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Arrissa M
We worked with Amanda Connolly of After Yes and she knocked it out of the park in every aspect of planning. She totally got our style and recommended the perfect vendors to bring our vision to life. She was always available and excited to help....
When issues came up, she worked behind the scenes to resolve them on her own, so we never had to worry about them. She was invaluable. In every vendor meeting when a question came up, Amanda always knew the answer and made it so much easier for us. I've told so many people that planners are the only way to go, and would recommend After Yes in a heartbeat.
On top of all of the great planning before the wedding, Amanda and Elizabeth were fantastic on our wedding day. They made everything run so smoothly -- directing vendors, corralling people, setting up decorations, and doing it all with smiles on their faces...We were able to just enjoy the day and not worry about a thing. Our wedding was perfect and we owe it to After Yes!
Reviewed On 10/14/2015 by Anna S
Don't even bother looking for anyone else- just choose After Yes.
I found After Yes because they had worked at my chosen venue before, and after interviewing 5 planners in the Dallas area it became clear that After Yes was the best match for...
me, in terms of quality and price.
We initially thought about "Day of Coordination," but ended up selecting their partial planning service in order to minimize our stress before the wedding. Our planner Amanda was the perfect partner, allowing us to put many personal touches on the wedding, while still making us aware of what can be done, all while being respectful of our budget.
Amanda was especially accommodating for our long-distance planning. We are located on the East Coast and visited Dallas twice for planning meetings.
As someone who usually worries or over-thinks things, I know that the only reason I was so calm on my wedding day is that I knew Amanda had taken care of everything, and was incredibly qualified to act on my behalf if anything did come up last-minute. The night was perfect, many thanks to After Yes.
Reviewed On 9/21/2015 by Kelsie I
Wow! The only possible thing that Elizabeth and Amanda could do to make my wedding day better would be to rewind time so I could live it over again!
From the minute I saw their portfolio I knew that I wanted After Yes to be my planner. I di...
d do my research and met with a few other planners- but After Yes was the clear winner. Especially considering I had already chosen my venue (Hickory Street Annex) and knew that they had a lot of experience working with them.
My husband and I had a short engagement - only 4 months. The day I signed the contract Elizabeth sent over a list of florists, photographers, and caterers. She knew the style I was going for and exactly who to recommend. I can't even begin to think of all the time and stress finding the perfect photographer, florist, etc would have taken. Not to mention how much I would have over-paid not knowing what I was looking for. But with After Yes- done in 1 day! Even recommending some lesser-known vendors. Elizabeth was fantastic at returning emails- even sometimes at 10pm. Above and beyond!
Elizabeth helped with every little detail, including working out the timeline for ceremony and reception. (I was clueless) She even suggested to have a private meal served for my husband and I before the craziness of the reception. It was perfect. More perfect than in my dreams.
Day of- the only thing I had to worry about was keeping my glass full of champagne. Elizabeth and Amanda were perfectly there, yet- not there the entire evening. Keeping a watchful eye on the soiree.
If you want a hipster, quirky, cute, fun, classy wedding - these are your gals! I had SO many people come up to me after and tell me how wonderful/beautiful/fun our wedding was! Many, many thanks to After Yes for making my vision come to life- and exceed all expectations I had conceived of!
Reviewed On 9/08/2015 by Knottie33233749
Hiring Amanda and Elizabeth was one of the best decisions I have ever made! They are truly incredible at what they do, and have a way of making you feel like you are the only bride they are working with.
They make all your visions a reality...
, and go out of their way to make sure your day is perfect!
I have yet to stop receiving compliments on how great my wedding was, and I owe it all to After Yes!
I can't thank them enough for everything they did!
Reviewed On 7/21/2015 by Knottie13510165
My husband and I selected After Yes for our Wedding Planning needs. Elizabeth Gonzalez was our primary wedding planner and she did an amazing job! We purchased the partial package. Elizabeth assisted us in locating a venue, selecting vendors,...
and guided us through the entire wedding process. She made the month before the wedding seamless, with minimal stress. I never had to worry about something not being done or taken care of; she made sure everything went smoothly from beginning to end. I would highly recommend her and After Yes to any Bride looking for a wedding planner! You will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 6/29/2015 by Leigh F
WOW! My experience with After Yes was an absolute dream. I worked with Amanda specifically throughout my engagement and she was incredibly encouraging, invested, thorough and prompt with communication. It is a rarity to know someone that finds ...
so much joy in their profession. Amanda truly exemplifies the phrase "do what you love and love what you do". She thought of every detail and planned for every possible situation. The team at After Yes has extensive knowledge and connections in the industry--whether you're planning a rustic, vintage, classic or modern wedding, they know vendors that will carry out your vision perfectly with ANY budget. Seriously: hiring After Yes will be the best decision you ever make--besides marrying your significant other, of course :)
Reviewed On 6/29/2015 by Knottie76328545
Elizabeth & Amanda helped us have exactly the kind of wedding we wanted. Elizabeth understood us and our style from the beginning, and was able to send us a curated short list of vendors for each aspect of the wedding. Her relationships and kno...
wledge of all the small vendors in DFW is an incredible resource. We wanted to throw a certain kind of party, and After Yes was not only on board, but had tons of great ideas on how to pull it off. They kept us on task and sent us to all the right people. We were thrilled with the way it all came together -- every detail was so "us."
After Yes also helps with execution in addition to planning. They took care of setting up, taking down, "stage cues" during the ceremony, and all the behind the scenes action. All we had to do was say our vows, then relax and enjoy the evening with our favorite people.
One more thing: hiring After Yes also meant I had an invaluable resource when it came to questions of wedding etiquette. Elizabeth is a pro who has seen it all before.
They're outstanding at what they do. We're already fantasizing about the anniversary party we'd hire them to throw.
Reviewed On 6/05/2015 by Courtney C
After Yes is absolutely the best there is when it comes to wedding planning and coordination. Elizabeth Gonzalez and her team were an absolute dream to work with and thank goodness we hired them. Elizabeth was so responsive and helpful througho...
ut the planning process and thought of everything. Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of After Yes and I will recommend them to everyone. The best vendor ever!!! Thank you Elizabeth for making our day PERFECT!
Reviewed On 5/22/2015 by Knottie82132555
Looking for a fabulous wedding planner?....look no further. After Yes is simply the best. Elizabeth and her team are incredibly organized. Their planning process is thorough and well-informed. The end result is the assurance that every deta...
il is handled, on budget, and that you can enjoy a stress free wedding celebration with your family and friends. We couldn’t recommend them more highly!
Reviewed On 5/21/2015 by Vivienne Y
Amanda was great! She was very organized and introduced us to our great venue and other vendors. I highly recommend After Yes and Amanda.
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Jessica M
My wedding was absolutely perfect! They did a really great job planning my wedding down to the very last detail. All the vendors referred were amazing too. Overall fantastic and will recommend.
Reviewed On 10/23/2014 by a member
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!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2014 by Tracy P
After Yes and Elizabeth Gonzalez made the elaborate vision in my head come to life flawlessly. The planning process was easy with Elizabeth. She recommended vendors that matched my tastes and budget. She diligently kept me on schedule so that b...
y the time the wedding was close I was stress-free and ready to enjoy my friends and family.
I would recommend anyone have a planner helping you throughout the process and definitely After Yes is the best choice!
Reviewed On 10/15/2014 by Knottie86445155
I learned very quickly that planning a wedding has changed dramatically from the mid 80s when I got married! My daughter told me we needed a wedding planner and disagreed. For about two days. We met with Elizabeth Gonzalez and Amanda Connolly a...
t After Yes and I was sold. Amanda was absolutely amazing! She gave us contacts for venue, bands, florist, everything we needed. The wedding was in June of 2014 at Marie-Gabrielle and it was perfect in every way. Our friends still tell me how beautiful everything was. The venue was perfect for an outdoor summer evening, the food was outstanding, the band was the best. The fee I paid After Yes was so worth the information, reminders,schedules and day of the wedding organization. It was a joy to be able to be a "guest" at my daughter's wedding and truly enjoy it! I would use them again if I had another wedding to plan!
Reviewed On 10/15/2014 by Kristine G
Amanda and Elizabeth at After Yes are tremendously talented, reliable and excellent partners for any couple planning a wedding. We had a relatively small wedding with plenty of small details. At every step, both ladies were incredibly helpful. ...
They had answers for every question I could throw at them before and during the wedding day. I loved their friendly demeanor and relaxed approach to the whole process. It made the day much less anxiety ridden. Thanks to them, I was able to enjoy what was truly the best day ever.
Reviewed On 10/11/2014 by nikki c
We used Elisabeth of After Yes events as our planner.She was very good in the planning stages.Helped with constructive advise regarding vendors.However she was literally missing in action during the day of the event.
No one checked the venue ...
the night before for a 10 AM wedding..the hotel was supposed to carpet the space the night before.At 8 AM there was no carpet,and the decorators were totally confused as to what they should do.Our planner simply allowed things to take their turns.
Same thing happened at the Reception.Bride and groom entry was not staged as planned.
She is not a hands-on planner.In crisis situation,we found her to be totally inexperienced.
I would not use her again.
Reviewed On 9/13/2014 by Patricia F
We had an excellent experience with After Yes--a wedding planning business located in Dallas, TX. My daughter and her fiancee chose the Dallas Arboretum for their ceremony/reception which took place Labor Day Weekend, 2014. I'm writing this re...
view as mother of the bride and the person hiring After Yes. Also, I live quite a distance away from Dallas in the state of Pennsylvania!
After many months of time and stress spent on finding as many vendors as possible on our own, it became apparent that we really needed a professional planning service to tie all of this together. Our caterer recommended Elizabeth Gonzalez, owner and lead wedding planner at After Yes. The caterer described Elizabeth as a "fabulous planner" and she proved to be exactly that!
After Yes has a very good website that describes 3 different levels of wedding planning services offered, and can be further customized to fit your needs. These include "full planning", "partial planning" and "wedding day coordination".
Since the bride/groom already had the venue, caterer, dj, minister and other vendors already under contract, the "wedding day coordination" was the pkg that fit our needs. It is a bit of a misnomer. It also can be called "month of coordination". These services begin 4-6 wks before the wedding date. It consists of reviewing and tying together all the contracts already signed, contacting all vendors, and helping find any vendor you still need--and making sure they all show up on time at your wedding! There is at least 40-60 hrs of work involved. That is why this pkg costs $2,500. At first this price seemed very high to me, but after having used this wedding planner, I will be the first to say that it was worth every penny!!!
From my first initial inquiry about their services and availability for my daughter's wedding, Elizabeth answered every email, text msg, and phone call--PROMPTLY and efficiently. She is highly professional in all communications and details. The same can be said for her co-worker and another lead wedding planner, Amanda Connolly. Both Amanda and Elizabeth were involved in the entire planning services for us. They work very well together!
There is a 3rd coworker named Tracy that is a wedding coordinator that we met during our wedding weekend. Tracy helps with the rehearsal practice and helps with the actual ceremony/reception.
Our venue, Dallas Arboretum, is open to the public until 5 pm and available for private ceremony/reception events after the daily
closing to the public. This becomes complicated because the rehearsal times, and set up for your reception is on a really tight schedule. You really need a caterer and vendors that can comply with all their rules & regulations. We would never have been able to coordinate this venue without the help and experience of a wedding planner who has past experience with the caterer and the Dallas Arboretum. Elizabeth Gonzalez, Amanda Connolly and Tracy were just the professionals that we needed.
I highly recommend their wedding planning services. My only regret is that we didn't engage their services earlier in our planning process! It would have saved a lot of time and stress!
Thank you Elizabeth, Amanda, and Tracy from After Yes for helping coordinate my daughter/son-in-law's very special wedding day!
Well done ladies!!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2014 by Anna N
Hi Future Brides or Grooms,
If you hesitated about getting a wedding planner because of the cost---don't hesitate any longer. It is truly worth the money. Think of it as an investment on your wedding planning and a sure guarantee of having f...
un on one of the most important days of your life!
"After Yes" was one of the best decisions I made in planning for my wedding. We worked with both Elizabeth and Amanda (got the Full Wedding Production Package), and they were awesome! They are very organized and fun to work with ---which are the two top qualities of an excellent wedding planner.
I live in another state (California) and decided to have our wedding in our hometown in Texas so communication was essential in our relationship. They were both quick to respond to emails (less than 24 hours and most of the time within hours) despite the time zone difference. Sometimes I have a bad habit of procrastinating, but they always put me back on track and in the nicest, sweetest way! I am very grateful for that!
We often met with them when we were in town, and they always made time. When we were meeting the caterer, long story short, our cars got booted in the parking lot (miscommunication), and Amanda (at 6 months pregnant)immediately stayed calm and called the manager. She made a few phone calls, and instantly, our cars were released. It shows you that in times of frustration, Amanda remained calm and solved problems immediately (and she was pregnant!)- great traits in a wedding planner.
On the day of the wedding, I was so happy (and sad because it meant the end of our time together) to see them! As I was getting ready for Our First Dance, I was worried about stepping on my dress during our dance, but Elizabeth was there to the rescue and pulled out a whole tray of safety pins. The whole Wedding Day went smoothly. The family liked our wedding planners, and I received so many compliments on both family and friends on how fun our wedding was! I know I couldn't have done it without the both of them.
If I were to do it all over again, I would definitely choose them. They are such genuine and down to earth people that I would truly recommend them to any of my friends (and I have). You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 7/20/2014 by Lauren M
I can't possibly do Amanda and Elizabeth enough justice in this review! They were absolutely amazing. Our engagement was a year and a half long and After Yes was recommended to me 2 weeks after we got engaged... so lets just say they were in it...
with us for the long haul. Even though we were a year and a half out they were always there to answer questions. They are extremely organized and respond to every type of communication within a reasonable amount of time (immediately for phone calls, 4 hrs MAX for emails). Our wedding was at my dad's gf's house. Not only did they immediately answer all of my communications, but also my dad, my now husband, and my dad's gf. My #1 request was that if something goes wrong no one (including me and my family) needs to know... they need to handle it. IT WAS PERFECT!
I was never nervous. People would ask if I was stressed with planning and I can honestly say NO! I would mention something I liked and within a day I would have an email with suggested vendors and updated budget.I would pick who I wanted and they made all of the contacts. Within a day or two I would have a contract to sign, I'd email it back, and they kept track of everything. I can't stress enough how ORGANIZED they are.
Their big thing is no one involved with the wedding handles money on the day of the wedding. This was huge! My sister got married 6 months before and I just remember my dad having to write checks and pay tips during the last hour of the wedding. This DID NOT happen at my wedding. And lets be honest.... when you are having a good time and slightly drunk you shouldn't be taking time out of the party to figure out financial obligations. All payment was taken care of before the day of the wedding.
Our wedding was an hour and a half away from Dallas in East Texas. Amanda stayed with her parents (who also live in east texas) so that she could be close in case something happened the night before the wedding. So sweet! My in laws also hired them to do the rehearsal dinner which was AMAZING! Amanda and Elizabeth didn't leave until EVERYONE was gone both nights. They made sure the house was spotless after the wedding which was no easy feat (we had over 265 people at the house).
In all honesty they don't charge enough for what all they do. We got the "Full Wedding Production" package for the $5000. The additional $200 was for extra trips they made out to east texas for multiple site visits. I LOVE AFTER YES!!! Thank you Amanda and Elizabeth!
Reviewed On 6/16/2014 by CARINA A
If your doubting hiring a wedding planner...STOP RIGHT THERE! Best decision i could have made by far! Once you start planning a wedding it starts to get really overwhelming. Amanda made this whole experience, dare i say STRESS FREE. She made it...
more about the creative process for me instead of all the small things that you could easily stress about :) The day of my wedding i felt terrible and didn't know if i was going to make it through. She was so quick on her feet and knew exactly what to do. She made last minute changes to make sure i was able to experience the most memorable parts of the evening just in case i wasn't able pull through. I ended up feeling so much better and the evening went perfectly! as if we made no changes at all! All of my guests couldn't stop telling me how amazing the wedding was. Not only is she an amazing wedding planner, she is a really sweet and caring person. Best wedding planner I could have ever asked for!
Reviewed On 5/30/2014 by lfretz
My now-husband and I live in Ann Arbor, but planned our wedding for Dallas because most of our friends and family are still in Texas. I was worried about planning a wedding from out of town, but it was so easy with the help of Elizabeth and Ama...
nda. They are amazing! Besides being the sweetest people ever, they kept us on track, helped us put all of the details together and always kept cool (even when weather was threatening to change our plans at the last minute!). We had a long engagement, 18 months, and they were extremely attentive the entire time. It was also great hiring quite a few of the other vendors in the Bell Jar (Bows and Arrows, Beauty and the Blush) because it was so convenient and their work was fabulous. Couldn't recommend these ladies enough! Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.
Reviewed On 5/05/2014 by Rachel C
Amanda and Elizabeth are wonderful! They were crucial on the day of my wedding making sure everything ran smoothly. My groom kept stepping on my dress and breaking the bustle (sigh) and they were there each time with their emergency kit to pu...
t it back together! I also had a DIY photo booth at the reception and Amanda made it her personal mission to make sure it was working and the guests knew how to use it. She truly went above and beyond which I so appreciate! They made my wedding day stress-free which allowed me to relax and have a great time at my own wedding. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 4/24/2014 by Audrey C
Amanda and Elizabeth at After Yes were invaluable. I contacted them about a month after I had gotten engaged and did not have a venue/vendors/etc. All of their vendor recommendations were within my budget, and most of them they had worked wit...
h previously and could vouch for personally. All of them ended up being fantastic! After Yes gave me several spreadsheets for the budget, timeline, etc. that I would like at almost daily for the next 10 months. They knew to ask all of the questions I wouldn't think about, such as what things I needed to bring the day of, will the pastor need a mic, how early I need to do bridal portraits, etc. We had a big planning meeting a month or so before the wedding with the DJ, florist, caterer, venue representative and After Yes, and Amanda was like a CEO conducting a board meeting. I didn't have to do anything except say which way I wanted the head table to face! My fiance and in-laws were extremely impressed as well.
On the day of the wedding, I really just got to hang out with my bridesmaids and get my hair done. Amanda talked to each of the vendors as they arrived, made sure we had food and drink, kept everyone on time, even helped arrange the place cards. During the reception, she kept track of the time and told us when it was time for the cake cutting/bouquet toss/etc. We felt like we didn't have enough time as it was at our wedding since it went by so fast, but I got to spend every second enjoying it instead of stressing about what should be happening next.
After Yes is a must for any bride who needs help!
Reviewed On 4/08/2014 by benmorrissey
My wife and I worked with After Yes for planning our wedding. We absolutely loved them!
They were super flexible in working with us and our difficult to handle schedules and travel plans, they gave us wisdom and guidance when we needed some...
, and they helped us create a wedding that was exactly what we wanted and couldn't have imagined.
I can't say enough about how great it was working with them and how lucky we were to have them help us create our big day. Could not give a higher recommendation!
Reviewed On 4/07/2014 by Lauren F
When I stumbled upon After Yes I knew I HAD to work with them when planning my wedding. All their weddings looked beautiful, unique, and really diverse. We pretty much picked our wedding date based on when they (and our venue) were available!...
We worked with Liz and Amanda - and they were both awesome. Super organized, supportive, and both with lots of great ideas. They introduced us to a bunch of vendors (many a part of their Bell Jar collective) who we ended up working with and loved. They were awesome during our 10 months of planning (giving us spreadsheets and regularly emailing to keep us organized and on task), and amazing at helping coordinate last minute plans when it appeared that it was going to pour down rain on our outdoor wedding. I just could not have gotten married without them! Or...I could have, but it would have probably been a disaster!! I am so grateful to Liz & Amanda and have nothing but absolutely wonderful things to say about them! I cannot imagine having had anyone else help plan our wedding and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Reviewed On 10/04/2013 by Becca
My husband was skeptical about hiring a wedding planner for our big day. By the end of our wedding, he said it was the best decision we EVER made. My husband and I both work full time and during the planning phase, I was also enrolled in full t...
ime school. We wanted to hire someone who was reliable, organized and who could help us with finding the right personnel (photographers/bakeries/hotels/etc) for our wedding. Elizabeth, Amanda, and Tatum have each of these qualities and SO MUCH MORE. I was a very 'ATYPICAL' bride in that I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted our wedding to be like. They provided me with SO many options to choose from and helped me pick based on MY personality/vision rather than getting sucked in to what everyone else thought I should do. They truly mean what they say when they say they are on "team bride/groom". They also took charge in coordinating with the church, photographers, bakery, hotel, etc so that my husband and I could relax and enjoy planning our wedding rather than stress out with THOUSANDS of emails. You cannot imagine the amount of emails/details it takes in coordinating all of these places/caters/people! And with two people working full time jobs, it made it so much easier and A LOT less stressful!!! I could not EVER imagine planning a wedding (we had a fairly large wedding ~200) without the services of After Yes. Elizabeth, Amanda, and Tatum are wonderful people with easy going personalities that helped my husband and I have the wedding of our dreams.
Reviewed On 9/30/2013 by Teri W
Our experience with Elizabeth and her staff was fabulous. Every vendor she recommended was fabulous as well. When the videographer had to cancel 3 weeks before the wedding she found a wonderful replacement. Our outdoor reception was complica...
ted including day of weather issues and we could not have had the wedding of my daughter's dreams without her. My daughter and I highly recommend After Yes and will tell everyone we know. It was worth every penny.
Reviewed On 5/31/2013 by 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!
Reviewed On 5/07/2013 by Stephanie G
Elizabeth was my saving grace for the entire wedding planning process. Not only did she take care of EVERYTHING on the day of the wedding, but she helped me through every step of planning. Her wealth of wedding planning knowledge is immense and...
she was always happy to help with any questions I had (which was a lot!). All of her assistants were also extremely helpful. We literally felt like we had the most perfect wedding and know that we couldn't have done that without Elizabeth.
Reviewed On 4/18/2013 by Vi M
Let's face it, planning a wedding is no walk in the park, so why not alieviate some of the stress by having the fabulous people at After Yes take care of those fine details. From reassuring me that my ideas weren't too "out there" to walking me...
through meetings with vendors both Elizabeth and Amanda were PERFECT! The ladies kept me on track, recommended vendors, and thought of everything that I would have forgotten had it not been for them. Whether you are the working woman who doesn't have time to plan your own special day, or you are completely overwhelmed with the process, After Yes is there for all of your wedding planning needs.
When my fiance lost his father 4 weeks before our wedding they stepped up and helped tie up those loose ends for us. I felt literally as if my besties were in complete control of my special day, and to say that put me at ease was the understatement of the year.
Thank you so much for planning our epic day, you helped make it absolutely perfect!
Reviewed On 4/16/2013 by Lisa j
Elizabeth and Amanda were amazing. A wedding planner is the first thing I insisted we hire and it was the best investment we made. I have a very demanding work schedule. I did not want to do a lot of work planning. I wanted to make sure I was e...
njoying my daughter's wedding and not working trying to make sure everything was correct the day of and that evening. They kept us on budget and organized during the planning process. They helped us negotiate with vendors and were amazing the last two weeks. They made sure all vendors knew where to be and were there as expected. I did absolutely nothing the day of and the night of the wedding except be the mother of the bride. They did everything else behind the scenes. We borrowed the party bus from friends and eventhough there was a party in the bus from the church to the reception, our friends said the bus was as clean as it ever had been when returned. Amanda did that while we were having fun at the reception. I don't hesitate to recommend After Yes and will use them for my other daughter's wedding which I hope doesn't happen for several years! Lisa
Reviewed On 4/15/2013 by Shadi A
My gosh, where do I even begin? John and I hired Elizabeth with After Yes very early in our planning process, and it became apparent very quickly that it was the best money we could have invested in our wedding. Not only does Elizabeth have a...
n amazing ability to think through every minute detail, she is extremely sweet and easy to work with too!
Early on, and after we had paid paid our deposits, our venue (The Stoneleigh Hotel) was bought out by a new management company, and the awesome Catering Manager we were working with found a new job. Needless to say, her replacement was more than difficult to work with, and borderline incompetent (she is no longer with the hotel)! Without Elizabeth (and her new, AWESOME Associate, Amanda!!), we would have been freaking out!! Instead, I didn't even flinch at the news, and knew that we were going to be WELL taken care of. And I was right! Elizabeth and Amanda took charge, and made sure that our planning process was NOT affected by any changes at the hotel. Without them by my side, I know for a fact that we would not have gotten through the changes successfully.
Additionally, Elizabeth recommended the absolute BEST vendors, all of whom were extremely professional and TOP quality. We couldn't have asked for a better group of vendors to work with.
Finally, and MOST importantly, Elizabeth and Amanda did everything they could to ensure that not only were WE happy, but also our families. My Mom did not stop raving about their professionalism and attention to detail throughout our year of planning, and continued to talk about how amazing they are even on the night of our wedding!
All in all, our decision to hire After Yes was the absolute BEST decision we could have made. Best money spent!!
Reviewed On 4/01/2013 by Nancy F
To my surprise, I utterly enjoyed every minute of my daughter's wedding weekend! After all the planning and decisions we'd made over the past 6 months Elizabeth and Amanda took care of everything the weekend of and it all went seemlessly! My da...
ughter never looked happier and she was amazingly relaxed. I had time to mingle with guests, dance, and enjoy myself because I knew Elizabeth and Amanda were in charge. They helped us bring together a great team of vendors and then managed them perfectly! They made the fairy tale come true.
Reviewed On 3/25/2013 by Diane D
Why should we use a wedding planner? We’re creative, we’re organized. We can do this!!! Well maybe? After meeting with Elizabeth and Amanda with “After Yes” they won us over in the first minuite. They were both so gracious and caring. Their exp...
erience and references spoke volumes, so we said “Yes”. They went right to work organizing what we had and filling in our blanks. They read every contract, and called or met every vendor. They moved very confidently through the “event planning world.” At the same time, always keeping us informed each step of the way. We felt a great weight lift from our shoulders. Their excitement and encouragement helped make the whole experience a joy, as it should be.
Even though my daughter kept adding to her creative vision for her wedding, they just rolled with it.
Her wedding was beyond our dreams. Every detail was taken care of from start to finish, flawlessly. We enjoyed every minute of the wedding and reception. We just could not thank “After Yes” enough. Perfect!
Diane D. MOB/MOH
Reviewed On 3/14/2013 by Alicia J
My wedding was above and beyond what I wanted! And Elizabeth and Amanda were the muscles behind this! They did anything and everything I wanted and even did the things I forgot! I seriously could not have asked for better planners. They sent bu...
dgets, time lines, contact forms and more! I can not emphasize how amazing this ladies are! I would highly recommend them if you want your wedding to go smoothly then you must hire these girls!
Contact Info for After Yes
903 N Bowser Rd, Ste 350, Richardson, TX | DFW Metroplex and Beyond
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.