About this Vendor
Stress-free, Creative Planning!
Once Deborah commits to an event, she will be your financial adviser, stage manager, vendor broker and confidante. She will be your personal shopper, decorator, and all-around event “ringleader” on your big day; whatever it takes to make your dream a reality. Her ability to remain calm under pressure while orchestrating life's most precious events makes her an invaluable asset to those entrusting her with their affairs. Call or email for a free consulation without any obligation...
$$ – Affordable
Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, Honeymoon, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Honeymoon Planning, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Website, Planning
There aren't enough stars to rate Deb, she is THAT amazing!Reviewed on 12/01/2015 Kaitlin M
Deborah was my angel. She took my dream and made it a reality. We met back in April, just 5 months before my wedding. When I told her what I wanted to do, she looked at me and flat out said "you need help!" She was honestly a godsend. I am 100% a procrastinator. She kept me on track, told me what I still needed to do. Helped me get over my fear of picking up the phone and calling someone. She has the best ideas, the most amazing list of vendors and she is just phenomenal. I didn't just find a wedding planner, I found a lifelong friend. We got married on October 3rd in a barn and had our reception in a tent. Now if anyone remembers October 2nd, you will recall we had 5 inches of rain in a single day thanks to Hurricane Joaquin. The day before my wedding, we had to change the ceremony from outside to inside the barn. Which in the end, turned out to be absolutely the right move. It was romantic and absolutely beautiful. To say that Deborah and her team pulled off a wedding miracle is an understatement. While I was blissfully unaware at home drinking champagne and getting my hair and makeup done. Deborah was at the site coordinating and delegating tasks. There was a pond underneath my reception tent at 9am the morning of the wedding. With the help of a small army, she made sure everything was finished on time. My wedding was perfect. I may have had the ideas, but Deb made them happen. I will forever be grateful to her for that. After all was said and done, she asked me if I would do it again and I told her yes, in a heartbeat. But the truth of the matter is, I would only do it again if I had her by my side helping along the way. I didn't get married in a catering hall. You have no idea what it takes to organize something of that size until you start the process. I had to bring everything in from toilets, to tents, to cups, plates, silverware, a bar. Everything. Deb helps you make it easy. There is no question, Deborah is the best of the best. You deal directly with her, there is no receptionist answering the phone and waiting hours for a return call. She deserves a 100 Star rating, and honestly, I don't even think 100 stars are enough. Do not hesitate to meet with her, you will not regret it. She will make your dreams come true. She made mine come true!
Amazing Long Island Wedding Planner!Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Anju A
Our wedding was over a month ago, and the only reason I did not written this review sooner is that it has been very difficult for me to put into words how amazing Debbie is and how helpful she was throughout our planning process and on our wedding day. First of all, I was not initially sold on the idea of hiring a wedding coordinator. I was exploring the idea because my husband, was finishing grad school and I am an attorney with long hours. As soon as we met Debbie, we knew that if we were going to retain anyone to help plan the wedding, it was going to be her. It is hard to say why, but I am all about following my instinct and so I went with my gut. Thankfully, my gut was right. Debbie was professional, incredibly nice, eager to help without being pushy, fun to be around, knowledgeable about the industry but honest when she didn't know, always willing to volunteer to research and look into questions, vendors, options. She made herself available on our schedule, this was a big deal to me because I was only free on the weekends. Having her around to bounce ideas around with, discuss the little details that other people politely listen to but really do not want to hear helped so much was great. Debbie was also the source of a number of vendors we used for the wedding because I didn't have the time or energy to research. Every single one of her recommendations turned out to be wonderful and provided great services. Debbie was with us from the beginning, when my initial plan was to throw a 600 person wedding under a tent outdoors (what was I thinking!?!?) to our beautiful 450 person wedding at Glen Island Harbour. On our wedding day, we knew we did not need to worry and that she and her team would be keeping things on track and they definitely did. I know people say that things will go wrong on your wedding day and that no wedding is perfect, but the overall consensus was that nothing did go wrong on our wedding day and everything was actually perfect. Debbie and her team had a big hand in that.
I just got married on June 2nd 2017 and Deborah Minarik was our wedding planner. We couldn't say enough about Deborah, she was so amazing, thoughtful and very friendly!! My bridesmaids where even talking about how amazing she was. Having Deborah was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only did she handle the logistics, the tipping, the coordination, everything you might expect from a planner, but she went as far as wiping up a spilled drink on the dance floor right before my father/daughter dance so we wouldn't slip, she took photos when the photographer wasnt around and txted them to me, she help me take off my vail and put flowers in my hair. Anything I needed she took care of, anything that came up she handled. It was these details that I appreciated so much. She was an absolute pleasure to have around and I'm so thankful she was there.
We hired Jenna, from Deborah Minarik for day-of-coordinator services and we are so happy we did! Due to some unforeseen circumstances we were left to plan an off-premise wedding for 220 people in Montauk in two months and with the help of Deb and Jenna we got it done. Both Deb and Jenna took the time to get to know us and listen to how we envisioned our wedding. They are both organized, professional, and genuinely caring people. Our day ran so smoothly, Jenna was by our sides to make sure our wedding day was everything we ever dreamed of. No request was too large for Jenna to handle. She always made sure we were running on time, had a drink in our hand and smiles on our faces. We cannot thank Deb and Jenna enough for helping pull off the most memorable day of our lives!
I will never be able to thank DME/Ever Eventful enough for giving me Janet, Becky and Emily! "Day of coordinator"is a total misnomer - these guys were crossing my T's and dotting my I's for months. There were A LOT of moving parts to our wedding and these guys made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there. Janet was unfortunately not available the day of our event, but we are so grateful to have worked with Becky and Emily. They were not only consummate professionals who stayed calm and solved any problem that arose (including red wine on the bride), but they were COOL, fun to be around, and put everyone immediately at ease. I cannot tell you how many times I heard from other people how great these guys were night of. Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and I attribute it to this teams dedication and attention to detail.
Working with Deb definitely saved my wedding! When I first reached out to Deb to help with my winter wedding at the Bourne Mansion, I knew that I needed some day-of assistance – but little did I know that she would do much much more. Deb was available from to speak to me via text, email, or phone 2 months before my wedding. She helped out with anything big or small – and helped both my parents and in-laws with any doubts and concerns they might have had. Deb saved my wedding day! Our wedding was on January 7th , a massive snow storm! Deb was able to keep me calm and relaxed the entire time when all of our schedules had to change last minute. She was coordinated with our limo and photographer to ensure that not one picture or person was missing on my big day. She went above and beyond to make sure that transportation for my grandfather was coordinated and that he would be there for my big day – no task for her was too large or too small. She even helped decorate the Bourne Mansion to ensure that my winter wonderland wedding came to life. My wedding day was an absolute success with the help of Deb and Steve from Bourne Mansion. They worked flawlessly as a team and no detail was overlooked. I have recommended Deb to all of my friends! She is absolutely amazing and I don’t know what I would have done without her.
I can't say enough good things about Deborah she is amazing!! She helped with so many things not only the day of but also the month leading up to it. She was with us the whole day the day of my wedding she came to my house got everyone moving made sure things were going ok handled all the tips made sure the flowers were ok and a million other things all before meeting the guys at the church. She made sure the wedding before us moved out quickly and set up our bows got be guys moving was there to calm me down hand out bubbles wrangle all my family members for pics after. Then she went to the venue and helped set everything up made sure me and my husband plus both our parents were taken care of during the reception and stayed with us until the car came at the end of the night. She was so helpful in keeping me calm and making everything go perfect. I'm so glad we decided to hire her she's amazing!! I highly recommend her to everyone
If I could give Deborah 10 stars, I would. I secured Deborah's services for Day of Wedding Coordination, but her support was well beyond just helping run things the day of the wedding. She devoted a lot of time in person, via email, and by phone to helping me stay organized, manage the timeline and vendor requests, and making sure no detail was left undone. She never made me feel like I was taking up too much time. Deborah's a great sounding board for ideas and helped connect me with her partner who helped add some great design elements to my day. Not only did Deborah give me peace of mind and make sure everything flowed smoothly on the wedding day, she also gave me some much needed emotional support. My only regret was that I wish I had started working with Deborah earlier! I highly recommend Deborah Minarik Events and am happy to share additional details with any bride looking for a more in depth referral.
Deborah and Janet are amazing and truly the best in the business! Originally we were not going to use a wedding planner but about four months before the wedding we decided to hire Deb and her team. To be completely honest my now husband thought it would be a "waste of money" and we didn't need it. The day of the wedding he quickly changed his mind and kept saying how glad Deb was there the day off. I can't tell you how thankful I am that we decided to use Deb and Janet. Deb was amazing with answering any questions I have, creating a wedding timeline and with the day off. You don't know how many little things come up the day off and it is so extremely nice to have someone else take care of literally everything for you the day off. I need aspirin at one point on the day of the wedding and I turn around, Deb is there with water and aspirin. I didn't even have to ask for it - she is that good. Between my husband and I working we had very little time to plan all of the little details and Janet took care of all of this for us. From social medial signs, to place card signs, and ceremony wine boxes. Everything was better than I ever could of dreamed of and fit our wedding personality to a "t." My only regret was that we didn't hire Deb and Janet sooner. If you are reading this review, do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Deb. She is so affordable and the best thing you could do for your wedding day!
I am struggling to find the words to describe just how instrumental Debbie was on our wedding day. Really not thinking I even needed a wedding day coordinator, I literally had no idea all the things that could and would come up in the days prior to and on the wedding day that Debbie so expertly and efficiently handled. She is a calming and assuring force that is always present on your day ready and willing to execute any need, thought, idea, or request by you. My parents who were quite skeptical (as was my future husband) as for the need to hire a “day of” coordinator could not stop talking about how grateful they all were to have her there. Knowing that weddings are so expensive and most of us trying to cut down where we can and prioritize our needs and wants, hear me when I say, staffing is not where you want to cut and Debbie clearly loves what she does as evidenced by her performance and time she gives you. You cannot put a price on peace of mind and trust me when I say, you cannot imagine the things that can and will likely happen that day that you will thank your lucky stars that Debbie was there.
As the father of the groom I was very active in the plans for the wedding that took place on 1/7/17 at The Bourne Mansion. One of the best decisions we made was hiring Deborah (who was recommended to me by my future daughter in law and son) as our wedding planner. Deb handled every detail with pinpoint accuracy and was always there to insure that the wedding went off flawlessly. No task was either too small or too large for her to handle in both a professional and very pleasant manner. As you may recall 1/7/17 happened to have been a major snow storm so there was one more element of stress thrown into the mix with last minute cancellations etc. Deborah handled all the weather related issues just as she did everything else - perfectly. I would strongly recommend Deborah and will certainly hire her again for any of my upcoming events.
Without Deborah there would not have been a wedding! We hired Deborah (and her team) for all of our planning, and it was definitely challenging as we had an outdoor tent wedding in a rented home. All of the vendors had to come on site, and there was a million rules and details that needed to be planned as it was not at a venue. She was fundamental not only in organizing, planning, but also there for you throughout all of the stress of the process. She helps with planning from day one, and is very helpful in introducing to vendors in the area. I had a great experience and great result with all of the vendors I was set up with. Deborah was in constant contact with us throughout the whole process, and I do not shy away from saying she is part our of family now! Deborah organized my entire family and all of my friends for our very stressful and busy outdoor wedding schedule. She also had alternatives planned in case of weather, and offered so much of her advice and time for us. I feel like we got to know her so well, and she went out of her way to make me comfortable and get through my special day. My husband and I are extremely grateful for all of her help and support. Deborah, you're the best!!!!!!!
So I found Deb on the knot reviews, and luck would have had it, she was actually the in house wedding planner vendor for my amazing venue. I knew she was the perfect match for me probably within the first 5 mins of speaking to her on the phone and then when I eventually met her in person it was like we were old friends. Any request I had she was like "no problem in her calm soothing voice, now i mention this bc when you get stressed out towards the end, She is the most calming! She gave me sooo much advice (mind you I only hired her for the day of, so she didnt have to) about which vendors to work with, told me about a trolley that i eventually booked. Bc she referred me to a limo company, I got the most amazing deal (also before I officially hired her)! Now depending your budget I would HIGHLY recommend ALL Brides to have the Day of the Wedding Coordinator at the VERY LEAST. I had my stuff together 2 inch binder with every detail any bride/vendor should need. Meaning I was well put together, that vein said, the day of my wedding i was so caught up (sometimes way overwhelmed) having her there by my side knowing she had my back and would take care of whatever should awry was the most comforting feeling. At the end of the wedding night after the last song is played and I was saying goodbye to my guest, I had this feeling like crap now I have to grab all my things and look around for my things....that is when Deb, came to me and said everything has been taken care of and packed up. I wish someone could have taken a picture of my face bc i had a huge sigh of relief with that. Now in my venue you have to grab everything you brought (seating chart, extra flowers, decorations etc, I had a lot and no extra car, just the shuttle back to the hotel) we never got to narrow down the logistics and Deb with no hesitation said she would drop the 4 big boxes, tons of picture frames, my bouquet (which i had no idea where it was prior) and Packed it in my car. Next morning i was all set. AND that is all to her. Other duties that you may never even thought of is that she covers is distribution of all the tips! Not once was a I bothered or interrupted from my wedding. Now being the control freak I am, that is saying a lot, bc I knew that Deb was there. Even though the wedding is over, I will miss her she grew into a friend. You cannot go wrong!
Amazing. Words really cannot describe how much I loved working with Deborah. She was my day of coordinator but she did way more than that. I must have emailed her a billion times in my months of planning but she answered all my questions & concerns no matter what. I truly loved planning my wedding but she made it that much better. The day of she helped everything run so smoothly. Hire Deborah she will not let you down!!!
Wonderful! Could not imaging my wedding without Jenna. Thank you so much :)
If you're thinking of hiring a day of coordinator, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Deborah Minarik Events. We cannot thank Debbie and Janet enough for making our day wonderful! Debbie came as a recommendation from our venue, and from our first meeting, I knew she was perfect. Unfortunately, she had a conflict and so couldn't work with us, but she blessed us with Janet who was absolutely amazing! From my first phone call with her, I could tell she'd take great care of us. Janet made sure that we were as close to on schedule as possible (a pretty tough feat for our group), and made sure that everything went as planned. She was at the venue early making sure things were ready for us, but called to make sure that we were on time with hair and makeup. She kept me calm, and had tissues at the ready for all of my emotional moments, which came a lot. At the end of the night, she had everything packed up and ready to go, and was the last person to leave. Most importantly, she made sure that we had a WONDERFUL day!! I couldn't have possibly asked for anything else, and I'm sure if I had, Janet would've been able to give me whatever I needed. Debbie & Janet were the absolute best!
Debbie is the epitome of a professional event coordinator. I cannot stress how incredible my experience has been in working with Debbie to execute my wedding on the day of (and the meetings leading up to the big day too!) Debbie is detail oriented, a superb executor and saved me on more than one occasion by ensuring that any incident or bump in the plan that occurred was remedied immediately and flawlessly. Debbie provided an authenticity that is hard to match, she took time to understand my personality, vision for my wedding and was there to check in as a friend. You will not be disappointed in any way shape or form should you choose to work with Debbie, and I highly recommend that you do. Debbie-you're a dream. Thank you for going above and beyond in every sense to make my day perfect.
I am not sure where to begin when describing how amazing this company has been. We hired Janet from Deborah Minarik Events as a "day of" coordinator. She was an angel sent from heaven above. We needed the extra help that day and honestly, I didn't want my parents or my husband's to worry about a thing - we just wanted them to have fun! And Janet allowed for that. She made my day, as well as my mom's, so absolutely stress free. She arrived at our home while I was at the salon getting ready at 9 am. She did not leave my side until she sent me off in my limo to the hotel at around 1130pm. She kept us on time, in check, kept us fed and hydrated and did it all with upmost class and professionalism. We trusted her with the biggest day of our lives and she NAILED it. I cannot recommend her enough. I have friends that joke around saying "I need a Janet in my life"....That's how amazing she was.
Hands down, Debbie was some of the best money spend. I was hesitant at first if we really needed a day off coordinator but I am beyond happy that we hired her. She helped us so much before the wedding already. Always checking in to see how we are doing with the planning and when we had questions or concerns she was there to answer them and guide us in the right directions. The day of the wedding she was there from the start and took care of everything that needed to be taken care off. Whatever we needed, she made it happen. If we would have had to take care of what she took care of the day of the wedding, we would have gone crazy and not been able to enjoy our wedding the way we did. DEBBIE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!
What’s the one thing you want when you have a wedding planner? Someone who knows how to handle the craziness of a wedding with all the timing issues and hustling around that goes on right? Deborah is it on all levels. She is sweet and friendly. She made sure my wife and I were taking care of on all levels. She made sure my wife was calm when getting dressed, made sure she was on schedule minute by minute without being annoying, made sure we had food and drinks at all times which you know can be very difficult when you are the bride and groom. She also took care of the immediate family as well. Whenever we were being rushed around Deborah was always there to make sure we were happy and things were going as planned. Deb dealt with every vendor and if there was an issue she was on it IMMEDIATELY! Between the days leading up to the wedding and through the whole event, my wife feels like she had a best friend at her side and we will continue our relationship with her moving forward in our lives. Without Deborah’s support, the wedding would not have been as perfect as it was. I HIGHLY recommend using Deborah as your wedding or event planner!!! PS… she also cleaned up all our personal property at the end of the wedding and kept it for us to pick up the next day. Wow….
Debbie was more than just a "day of wedding coordinator" to me. She went above and beyond and helped us get through planning the final details of our wedding. She was amazing! On our wedding day (June 24, 2016), Debbie kept me calm throughout the day and made sure was in place. Debbie was more than just reliable - she made our wedding seamless and perfect. From handling all the payments to picking up our wedding favors and lunch, I did not have to worry about a single thing. My parents continue to tell me that Debbie was such a gem. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your help, Deb!
Hiring Debbie was the best decision I made early on in the planning process. Debbie met me in my apartment and walked through some of the services she provides, and the ways she thought she might be able to help us on our wedding day. In the months and weeks that followed, Debbie checked in at least once a week, always asking "What can I do to help you?" and making sure I was on track with vendors and keeping everything organized. When I procrastinated on certain tasks, she helped me get moving, even calling officiants to find out their availability for me. As we got closer to the date, Debbie took more than a few tasks off my hands, helping to coordinate with the venue, several of my vendors, and really just making it so that I didn't have one single worry on the day of the wedding. She knew where everyone should be at all times, popped up with my lipstick for a touch up, made sure I had everything I needed, and I'm positive she did at least 100 other things that I didn't even have to think about because I knew Debbie had it covered. I can't imagine planning and executing such a flawless day without Debbie there to help out with everything, so if you're on the fence about hiring a day of coordinator or planner, know that you'll be able to truly enjoy your day and that you won't have any worries if Debbie is on your side!
Where do I even begin to explain how amazing having Debbie as my day of coordinate was. At first I was not sure if I needed a day of coordinator but looking back I don't know how I could have done it without her. Debbie began with me from when I started to get ready and she made the day run effortlessly. If anything went wrong that day I had no idea about it because she took care of everything. She even altered a bridesmaids dress at one point in the night so she could dance without heels on. All of my bridesmaids keep telling me they can't wait to get married and call Debbie for assistance with their wedding days. I can't thank her enough for making my day perfect !
Where do I even start with Debbie? She is so fabulous, organized and genuinely sweet. ANYTHING that you need, Debbie can help you out with or answer you question. She is so patient and kind. She is absolutely 100% what I was looking for. She was the perfect person to direct a question to, or to go for when you needed any type of advice. Even as organized and meticulous as I was, just having her there puts you at so much ease. You definitely need to hire Debbie for your wedding day.
Amazing!! I hired Deb for the day of but she did much more than that! It was incredibly helpful to always have a person to call or e-mail with questions such as tipping, favors, etc. Deb has so many years of experience and it is evident that she is great at what she does. As the wedding day approached, Deb was in touch to come up with a timeline for the big day as well as to review all the fine touches that I wanted executed at the church and at the reception. She took the time to really listen to me and kept great notes to ensure that everything would run smoothly. It was comforting to know that if something went wrong Deb was there to intervene and work it out. It truly allowed me to let go the day of the wedding and enjoy every second of it. I would highly recommend you hiring Deb as you will not be disappointed!!
Meet The Owner
Deborah has spent her entire career in the hospitality business. Through this experience she has been able to forge relationships with some of the best talent in the wedding industry. She is a preferred vendor for the Lessings Group, but also travels and works at many different venues throughout LI, and the tri-state area. She has years of experience with catering, off-premise parties, and destination events. Deb, along with her team of fun and talented staff has built a solid wedding coordinating business that was just rewarded with "Best of Weddings for 2015".