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Reviewed On 10/11/2020 by Lyndsey W
Meghan, Shelby and all of the M elizabeth team made my wedding dreams come true, even during a pandemic. Meghan was extremely communicative, professional, level-headed, and fun during this incredible stressful COVid 19 process. Meghan essential...
ly planned 3 separate weddings after multiple venue changes. She is so much fun and a pleasure to work with, and my wedding was the best day of my life. She made the weekend run smoothly, and she took away all the stress. I highly recommend her and consider her a great friend now! My father never understood the thought of investing in a wedding planner, and then he saw what M. Elizabeth did to take off some stress for me and my mom!! Thank you!! Highly recommend.
Lyndsey Webb Stutts
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Kaylee I
My brother and his wife used M.Elizabeth and it was a huge mistake. I was appalled at how unfriendly and unprofessional each of their employees were. Everything seemed like such a chore and they did the bare minimum through every part of this p...
rocess. This should be a joyous occasion and they acted put out by just being there. I was there for several planning parts and they wouldn’t even acknowledge me or my father. They were extremely rude to the wedding party at the rehearsal. I was embarrassed by their behavior. My sister in law had the hardest time getting responses back on important things (ie final check amounts that needed to be written) and 30 minutes before she was walking down the isle they demanded a check for the florist when they had never given her a total. There she was in her wedding dress on her big day and they were hounding her to write a check when they dropped the ball by not giving her a total beforehand. This is one of many major issues we had with M. Elizabeth.
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Jenny S
We really enjoyed working with Meghan and her team. They executed both mine and my sister's wedding flawlessly. Throughout the planning process, someone was continuously in touch about upcoming deadlines and planning decisions that needed to be...
made. All e-mails were met with a quick and thorough reply, and when myself or my mom desired a face-to-face meeting they gladly gave us several options within the upcoming week or two.
Their exceptional relationship with vendors across the Southeast makes planning your dream wedding a piece of cake. I had several special requests for our wedding (atypical band preference and out of state florist) and they made it happen with ease and excitement.
Attention to detail, pristine organization, creativity, careful consideration of the bride and grooms (and their families) wishes, and genuine excitement for your big day is what you will get working with M. Elizabeth Events. The best in the biz!
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Leigh H
We loved working with Meghan and Candice on my daughter’s recent wedding. They made sure everything was just as we wanted and we invaluable on the Wedding Day. I am so glad a friend recommended M. Elizabeth Events.
Reviewed On 9/17/2019 by Geeta H
Please, please I beg of you, new bride, stay FAR FAR AWAY from Meghan and her team.
I paid her for her full services ($6200) and got almost nothing out of it. I might as well have taken that money & thrown it out the window. She and her team ...
are completely devoid of personalities and empathy for a bride’s special day. She will not answer your emails on time and will drop the ball on nearly everything where you just end up going to the vendor themselves. The only emails you will receive proactively are the ones where she’ll ask for her upcoming payment. She was the ABSOLUTE worst part of planning my wedding and I regret every penny I spent on her. Please read the other negative reviews and take them seriously. That was my falling. Also, I met with two other vendors who had worked her previously and they said she was a nightmare to work with.
Then on the day of the wedding, our wedding party made comments about the rudeness that was emanating from her associates, who also realized 40 minutes before I was to walk down the aisle that they had failed (again) to remind me of a payment that needed to be made to the florist. And demanded I pay them by check. I was so flustered and appalled and nearly broke into tears. My wonderful father-in-law was able to step in and save the day because he had his checkbook on him. What kind of behavior is that from a professional planner? Even our makeup team was like "I'll touch base with you tomorrow to get the payment from you"
She might not care that we invited guests who are local (I’m an out of town bride) who we’re looking for vendors for their own wedding and asked for recommendation - one of them is having a $100K wedding in Charleston and I recommended every other vendor I had except for her. And I’m not a bridezilla. All I expected was some professionalism and responsibility on her part.
Just please go to someone else and trust them with your special day.
Reviewed On 6/10/2019 by Sydney A
Meghan and her team are awesome!! Organized, punctual, and always willing to go the extra mile to make her clients happy! She is so very impressive and sweet, working with her was a dream! Wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Reviewed On 11/19/2017 by Caroline B
This is a must have!!! Every bride needs a day-of planner (at least) that will think of every little detail so you never have to worry about a thing. They made sure everyone was in the right place at the right time and never missed a beat. They...
were prepared with all of the tips and tricks and constantly made me feel amazing. 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed On 6/28/2017 by Hannah M
I could not have asked for better planners than Meghan and Candice!! We planned our wedding from out of state and they ensured everything was taken care of. Candice was our day-of coordinator and was amazing, I had no worries the entire today. ...
I highly reccomend M. Elizabeth Events!
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Megan W
AWESOME wedding planner! She is literally there for me every time I call, text, or email (and I do that A LOT). She is so patient and so knowledgeable in her field. Could NOT have picked a better wedding planner!
Reviewed On 6/08/2015 by Knottie1433800415
Wow-very disappointed. We hired Ms. Cease to provide assistance with our wedding planning services. Not only did other vendors we hired express concern about her attitude, but also our family. Wish we had read the other reviews before we hired ...
her team to do our wedding.
Reviewed On 4/30/2013 by Meredith P
I really wish that I had read reviews before hiring M. Elizabeth Events for our wedding, as it is easy for me to echo some of the opinions and issues other brides have already stated.First, we wanted a "month of the wedding" planner as neither ...
my mother nor I lived close to the wedding site and neither could devote a lot of time to checking with or being at the site regularly.So we chose to work with the M. Elizabeth Event "planner" and after hiring her were soon promised that phone calls would be made to vendors within a week, with consistent follow up calls made to the vendors as the day of the wedding grew closer.Unfortunately that was not the case and upon hiring the "planner" for a total of 4 weeks, we discovered she had a one week vacation planned, and took that vacation during the month she had committed to "planning" for my wedding.In addition, her initial poor communication, constant bad attitude, and rudeness to some members of the wedding party at the rehearsal was nothing compared to the wedding day.On my wedding day, the "planner" and her associate showed up for less than an hour, and only her associate stayed for the the remainder of the day, as the "planner" had two other weddings in Montgomery planned the same day, a fact we were unaware of and was not agreed upon at the initial agreement of her services.Finally, and in giving my opinion of this service, I would say this was an extremely disappointing experience where we felt that services were over promised and under delivered, and if you're hiring M. Elizabeth Events for the "month of" or "the day of," be ABSOLUTELY sure she's not going on vacation and will actually show up and stay for your wedding, or maybe if you're lucky, you can contract to have the associate take care of your "planning" as she did a wonderful job in the "planner's" absence, and was a pleasure to work with, ultimately doing the job we hired "the planner" to do.
Reviewed On 10/07/2012 by Tamika H
From start to finish she was amazing. I worked with a team of people that helped put my mind at ease. Meghan's group knew everything. Any idea or concept I had was realized by the creativity and professionalism of this team. Everyone needs a pl...
anner. It doesn't matter how big or small. There are so many things that you will not think about and they will. Her personality was great and she has so many connections that we were able to get a lot of things done easier. Thanks Meghan for helping to put together my dream wedding!
Reviewed On 8/29/2012 by Amanda P
I hired M. Elizabeth events to be my day of coordinator. We were coming from Colorado to have our wedding near Gadsden, and was able to plan all of my vendors & decor myself fairly easily- I just wanted someone to run the show the day of so my ...
mom would be able to enjoy herself and not worry about anything.
My biggest problem with this company is I had almost no contact with the person that was actually there the day of the wedding. We met with two employees in December (apparently Meghan was having some sort of pet emergency that day) when we were in town for Christmas, and then I did not see her again until the day of the wedding. She wasn't even there for our rehearsal- Another employee came out instead. I feel like a LOT of information got lost in translation between Meghan and her two employees. The girl that was actually there the day of the wedding I feel did the best she could with the info that she had- But I feel like if I could have been talking about my plans directly with her, things might have gone a little better.
M. Elizabeth also did not contact me two weeks prior to have a "target" meeting- I eventually had to get in touch with them to see if we were still on/ if they needed any more information from me. They were also supposed to call & confirm details with all of our vendors, and I don't think they did that either. Both of these items were outlined in their contract as part of the services they would provide.
I also asked for help finding licensed bartenders (which our venue required) to serve at our reception. M. Elizabeth said they could provide them. The day of the wedding the coordinator was asking us about how to tap a keg, because none of the "bartenders" knew how. Shouldn't a LICENSED bartender know how to open a keg??
Overall, I feel like our wedding was just an after thought for the company and not a priority.
Reviewed On 7/10/2012 by Morgan T
Pretty helpful during the planning process leading up to the wedding. The rehearsal went ok, although she was 30 minutes late. Details as far as decor were prefect on the wedding day but she left before ceremony started without letting the brid...
e know. She did leave an assistant that was very helpful and sweet but she did not know what to do for the ceremony because she was not present at the rehearsal. I have mixed feelings about this planner.
Reviewed On 6/28/2012 by LaToya T
She and her team make your wedding day dream come true!!
Reviewed On 5/31/2012 by Margaret M
At first she seemed like she was going to be a joy to work with. As time went on I could tell we were not her priority. We live out of town from our wedding location and her area of residence. There were multiple times we would drive in from ou...
t of town and she would be late to appointments or cancel them all together once we were there. Also we would ask to meet with her while in Birmingham she would agree to meet then TEXT 10 minutes before our meeting time and then have some excuse to not show.
Communication with her client should be her number one priority. That was not the case. I would call and leave messages, text, and email, she would not respond for weeks. In the meantime I would she frequent posts on FB regarding other things she would rather be doing.
Budget was a huge factor in our wedding. She did not care about this what so ever. She did not keep track of it at all. Three months before our wedding we found out we were not able to do a number of things we had planned do to her lack of keeping up with the budget. As a full service wedding planner keeping up with you clients budget should be done.
On the day of our wedding I gave her "assistants" markers for our guests to use to sign our guest book. The markers were nowhere to be found until halfway through our reception. I even asked at the beginning if our guests were signing the guest book at the door and she said yes she was asking people to sign it personally. Out of our 100 guests we had 6 people sign it. It breaks my heart to know we will never have that.
Overall I would never suggest her to my worst enemy. She was a total waste of money and even ruined some of our wedding day memories.
Reviewed On 5/14/2012 by Kara R
I worked with Ellan and Megan about a year to plan my wedding. They handled everything, it was great working with them. If you want a stress-free planning process I def. recommend these guys.
Caution: after a year of planning with these peo...
ple I had a girl show up 15 minutes late to our rehearsal. I had never worked with her and had no notification that my normal planner was not going to be there. She had notes from my normal planner but had no idea who anyone was...
The day-of my wedding a different girl came that I had never worked with, with another set of notes...still no word from my planner. There were only minor issues but I can't be mad at the day-of girl...bless her heart she had no idea what I was talking about or going on, she was just thrown into it.
They have a Facebook page and acknowledge the brides and grooms the day-of their wedding, listing vendors and posting pictures. 2 days after my wedding we get a little excerpt with no pictures...wow, we feel special.
I think their etiquette towards the end of our wedding was unprofessional. If you are not spending a fortune on the wedding, your normal planners probably won't show up. I still have not received a text, call or e-mail following up with them or even just to congratulate us.
Reviewed On 3/05/2012 by Lauren C
Meghan was my event planner and helped plan my wedding beginning about 6 months before my wedding. From day one we all understood that her primary role would be managing the set-up of my reception, running the reception, and generally running m...
y wedding day. My wedding included over 300 guests, and was quite a large event. We made the devastatingly stupid mistake of paying Meghan ahead of time- she did not show up on my wedding day. She did not notify me, didn't call to apologize, did nothing. She sent an 'assistant' who I had never met, and who knew nothing about my wedding and reception plans. The lighting was installed in the wrong color among many other major problems that we hired Meghan to handle. When I e-mailed Meghan after the event letting her know how sadly unprofessional she had been, three months later I still have not gotten a response. Hiring her was the biggest mistake ever, and I'm extremely disappointed that her lapse had such bad consequences for my wedding day.
Reviewed On 6/22/2011 by lindsey s
She handles everything.. from the champagne toast to leaving the wedding book at home and going to get it. She makes life much less stressful. She has customizable packages and works within your budget. She was the best thing I spent money on...
and never regretted it! She made dealing with the vendors so easy and everyhting went off without a hitch-- completely stress free!
Contact Info for M. Elizabeth Events
3246 Cahaba Heights Rd, Birmingham, AL | throughout Auburn,Tuscaloosa,Northeast Alabama