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Reviewed On 8/06/2020 by Chess B
Molly and Allison were amazing!!!!! We had the most beautiful wedding! Not only are they extremely talented at what they do, they are also a ton of fun to work with! If you want a planner that thinks of every detail then you definitely need Mol...
ly! We love her!
Reviewed On 1/10/2019 by Sarah Jane B
Molly and her team certainly know how to make wedding dreams come true. We loved working with Molly from start to finish. She’s creative, knows the business, and is extremely organized. She had the best recommendations for vendors and that real...
ly showed true day of. Everyone raved about the vendors she helped us book. All in all she is amazing and definitely helps take the planning stress off of the bride. Day of, I could rest and enjoy because I knew the day was in her hands.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Sydney B
Molly & her entire team are an absolute DREAM!! From our very first meeting, I instantly knew that there was no other person I would want to work with. She felt like an old friend from the start, and I knew she was going to make our wedding day...
even better than I could imagine! Molly’s work sold me before we met in person, but her warm, infectious personality sealed the deal. Having talented vendors be a part of your wedding day is important, but working with someone you adore makes it all the better.
Molly went above and beyond to make our entire experience perfect from start to finish, and I am forever grateful! She was always three steps ahead of me whenever I asked any questions, and the little things she and her team did throughout are unmatched.
Our wedding day would not have been possible without Molly and her team, and I cannot sing their praises enough!!
Hiring Molly McKinley Designs will be one of the BEST decisions you make in your entire wedding planning process. And you’ll gain an amazing friend because of it :)
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by M B
Molly is creative, professional, and a dream to work with. She brought all of our wedding dreams to life! She thought of every detail and more. My guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was. Molly’s talent and kindness constan...
tly impressed me. We would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Ben C
Molly McKinley Designs helped make our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. They handled our rehearsal dinner and wedding day and thought of and planned every detail imagineable. They helped guide us through the planning process, connected us wi...
th awesome vendors, and treated our wedding weekend like it was their own. Not only were they professional and helpful every step of the way, but they were also genuinely fun to be around and quickly became our friends. Thanks to them, we were able to enjoy the entire weekend and not feel overwhelmed, and are able to look back on a perfect wedding weekend.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Beverly C
Molly McKinley Designs made all our dreams come true about our wedding day. Not only was it beautiful and exactly what we imagined from a design point of view, but the organization and professionalism of the team was so appreciated. Everything ...
ran so smoothly - even wedding guests noticed how everything just flowed perfectly. They also handled our rehearsal dinner, which was executed flawlessly! I would recommend Molly McKinley Designs team to any couple who wants to enjoy their engagement and let a team of professionals handle all the many small details and put on the perfect wedding weekend!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Aubrey R
When deciding upon a planner I was in search for planning guidance but also design. Our venue was a historical house where everything had to be outsourced. I could not have found a better match when contacting Molly - her vision and presentatio...
n is beyond what we could have ever imagined. Becca was our planner and the planning process and our wedding day could not have gone any more smoothly than it did. She was meticulous in every aspect of the day, thinking of the smallest details that have flown over my head, and had everything/everyone prepared. Molly and Becca took all of our ideas (some a little crazy) and brought them to life for the perfect day. We did not stress one minute with them at our sides at rehearsal or our wedding day. Our guests were beyond impressed with their hard work ethic and professionalism. Not only are they extremely talented but they are two of the kindest people and honestly a pleasure to work with. We are so thankful our path crossed with theirs and I don't know what we would have done without them! It's a great thing to be able to call them friends and still have their utmost support!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Hillary C
Molly and her team were so fabulous! They covered every detail and made the planning process enjoyable! As someone with a busy career, it was invaluable to have someone that understood my vision to and could make it come to life. Molly's love f...
or beauty and design talents really shine through. The vendors she recommended worked well together and definitely lived up to our expectations! It was evident that Molly had cultivated relationships and set the right expectations with all of them. Couldn't recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Conor B
I am a humble husband. A groovy groom. And I fully recommend Molly McKinley Designs for world-class wedding planning.
There are so many details at both a macro and micro level that go in to pulling-off a wedding. You might think you can hand...
le all these details yourself and that you don’t need a planner, but let’s face it: you can’t. If you don’t have someone by your side laser-focused on your vision, you’re going to get overwhelmed, stressed out and distracted from the thing that maters most: your marriage.
Molly built a plan that accommodated all the details so my wife and I could focus on preparing for our new season of life that lasts longer than an eight-hour evening. Molly and her dynamic team proved our vision for a sentimental backyard wedding could be executed beyond our wildest dreams.
Through diligent budgeting, beautiful design and an incredibly talented team, trust Molly to take you on a journey and take care of your day so you can simply focus on the beginning of the rest of your life.
My wife and I are very grateful for Molly, her friendship and her team that helped produced our wedding day and the memories we will cherish for a lifetime.
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Megan B
Molly and her team did such a wonderful job making our wedding the best day of our lives! Everything was super organized and the details were perfection! They exceeded my excpectations! I highly reccomend to all newly engaged brides to check h...
er out :)
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Ingrid C
My fiance and I were new to Atlanta, and didn't even know where to start when it came to planning our big day. That all changed when we hired Molly McKinley Designs. They were effortless to work with, kept us on budget and on schedule, and kn...
ew all the best vendors to work with based on our inspiration.
Because of them, our weekend went off without a hitch and months later we're still receiving compliments. Happy to share further details if you'd like to contact me directly!! [email protected]
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Arielle M
Molly and her team were so sweet and helpful throughout the entire process! We had a beautiful beach wedding that was so stress free and fun! Thank you so much for everything you do Molly!!
Reviewed On 11/06/2017 by Kathy F
I am the MOB, Molly was our Wedding Coordinator on 10/28/2017 at Foxhall Resort. She exceeded all of the expectation that I had. She was amazing the Months and Weeks leading up to the Wedding. But the day of the Wedding she was perfection, her ...
attention to detail and keeping everyone calm and focused is what I think sets her apart. Everyone who had anything to do with the Wedding commented on how great she was. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a Wedding Coordinator.
Reviewed On 11/02/2017 by Margaret R
Hiring Molly was, hands down, the best decision I made during this process. She has great taste and vision. She is sweet but professional. She handled things before I even knew there was something to worry about. She has amazing relationships w...
ith the vendors around Atlanta and worked seamlessly with everyone. I can't recommend her highly enough. HIRE HER!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Madi R
Molly is the absolute best. If you want someone fun and efficient, she as the way to go! My husband and I worried about nothing the whole time and had a blast! I would highly recommend not only getting a coordinator, but getting Molly specifica...
lly. She's fantastic and super fun! Would recommend to anyone! :)
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Belinda R
Working with Molly kept me(the MOB) and my daughter on the same page of what to do and when to do it. Molly made my daughters wedding an easy process. Molly has great ideas and having her on the wedding day to organize all of us was key to an ...
easy beautiful flawless wedding.
Reviewed On 10/16/2017 by Brett M
Working with Molly and her team is an absolute dream. Easy to work with. Great listeners. All of her recommendations for other vendors were excellent, professional and priced competitively.
I would highly recommend to anyone needing servic...
es for your coming event.
We will be using her for our next wedding, when we get there.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Aamne S
I am so thankful that I had Molly and her amazing team for the planning process! They are just the best. Not only was the team responsive and helpful during the entire time leading up to the wedding, but the actual day ran so smoothly and turn...
ed out beautifully thanks to them. Molly doesn't miss a detail and I absolutely loved the way our wedding turned out. She is so knowledgeable about all of the vendors in the area and truly helped us have our dream wedding while staying on budget. I had so much fun working with the whole team and would recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Justin H
Molly was fantastic as our planner. She made sure we worked with the best vendors, and brought everything together to run smoothly the day of.
Even when there were a few hick-ups, she handled them expertly and made sure we had the best day eve...
r. Couldn't recommend her and her team enough!
Reviewed On 8/06/2017 by Chelsea M
I could NOT have done my wedding without Elisabeth, Molly and their amazing team! My wedding was 4/29/17 and it was absolutely perfect!!! They literally helped make my fairy tale come true. Elisabeth understood my point of view and helped me ac...
hieve my goals. She also talked me off the ledge when I would have nervous breakdowns from stress and was my "person" I could turn to throughout the whole process. Elisabeth and Molly took care of all the behind the scene mishaps and issues and I did not know about anything... it was literally amazing to be able to enjoy this day I worked so hard for and know they would handle every situation in a professional manner. Molly's smile is so infectious and seriously made me so calm the day of my wedding. My mom had some issues behind the scenes after all was said and done and they were gracious enough to help her through it even after the wedding. I can not say enough about how truly professional and caring this team is. They really see your vision and make it come to life. They are so quick to respond and and help answer your questions and I 100% could NOT have done it without them. Thank you all so so so much!!!!
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Kate M
Molly is absolutely amazing. She made our wedding beautiful and kept us on track. She remembered every little detail and put up with all of our craziness. I couldn't be happier with how my wedding turned out, I would recommend her HIGHLY to any...
Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Lauren S
We hired Molly to be our full wedding planner, from start to finish and I truly couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out! She was so responsive during my planning process and did a great job keeping everything organized and...
, most importantly, on budget! She made the planning process one that we were actually able to enjoy and not be stressed out trying to figure out all the tiny little details. On our wedding day she made sure everything went smoothly and went above and beyond my expectations! I HIGHLY recommend Molly, she is not only great at what she does but she's an awesome person and so much fun to get to know!!
Reviewed On 3/29/2017 by Liz B
Elisabeth was my Day of Planner last weekend. I could not have gotten through the day without her. I was very involved in every detail of planning and it was such a relief to turn it over to her the last few weeks. I never worried about anythin...
g because I knew Elisabeth had it taken care of. I had originally hired another planner who had to cancel, and Elisabeth stepped in on her referral. I can not imagine my wedding without her. She was amazing! I can say it now. Nothing went wrong on my wedding day and that is thanks to her
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Emily F
Molly is simply the best. Hands down. She is an artist and it truly does show - in the details, in her creativity, in thinking about what you thought you wouldn't have time for and ultimately making it happen. She is solutions-oriented and does...
not even come to you with the problem until she knows what the resolution will be.
She completely embraced my winter theme wedding and paired me with vendors whom she knew would fit my personality, fit my groom's personality, and ultimately would see me as a friend and not just another bride. Her thoughtfulness and patience, however, is what stood out to me most. On the day of my wedding she noticed that I never bought a guestbook. Instead of alarming me and bringing this up, she stealthily asked my mother for book recommdations and set off to buy the most beautiful hardcover copy of Pride and Prejudice. Guests loved finding their favorite quotes and ultimately signing on the pages that meant they thought would mean the most to us. She never expected thanks for this gesture and didn't even notify us that she had done this. When my husband and I got home after the wedding to open gifts and put items away, we were pleasantly surprised to find the book tucked away in our belongings.
Molly is one of the most hardest workers I have ever met and much of it is because she loves what she does. She works to make your day unforgettable and certainly makes it happen!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Stacie B
Molly was incredible and helped make our wedding a dream come true! She guided us through everything and answered any questions that we had. On the day of the wedding, she helped make everything go just as planned. We didn't have to worry about...
a thing thanks to Molly and her assistant. It was truly amazing thanks to her!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Lauren M
I hired Molly McKinley Designs for month-of-coordination and reception layout and had Elisabeth as our main coordinator. Both Molly and Elisabeth went above and beyond when it came to putting together our reception layout options and all the mo...
nth-of details. These two KNOW what they are doing! Elisabeth was incredibly responsive, organized, and always one-step ahead of me! I quickly realized after my first meeting with Elisabeth that I had no need to stress about my wedding day. And I was right! The day was absolutely PERFECT, I had no worries, and everything went smoothly and just as we had planned. I have no one but Elisabeth to thank for all her hard work! She kept everyone in line, on track, and organized while always remaining so calm. Don't think twice about hiring Molly McKinley Designs. It was the best investment we made in our wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Jessica R
I've known Molly for years, and I was excited to have her guidance in planning my wedding in September. It was clear from the start that Molly is someone who is beloved by everyone she works with. You'll hear this from brides, of course, but w...
hat truly impressed me was other vendors- experts in the field- constantly raving about Molly and sharing how easy she makes weddings on them! But Molly is so calm, friendly, and easygoing that it's easy for the Type A among us (ahem) to wonder if she's really on top of everything. Trust me: she really is on top of everything. On top of her winning personality, it's her years of experience, careful consideration in planning, and adherence to highly organized systems that enable her to maintain a confident, relaxed vibe that will trickle down to you and everyone around you on your wedding day. Molly has wedding planning down to a science, but she executes it like art.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Haley M
Molly was always outstanding, reliable, and extremely easy to communicate with during the entire wedding planning process. She was always sure to be patient in listening to our vision and very creative when it came to implementing it! All of ou...
r guests gave such wonderful comments about our ceremony and reception. I know none of it would be possible without Molly's sage advice, caring attitude, and careful attention to detail. My wife and I highly recommend Molly McKinley designs for your big event -- we can't say enough good things about her!
Reviewed On 9/30/2016 by Alisa G
We chose Molly McKinley Designs and had Elisabeth Perry as our Month-Of-Coordinator. Working with Elisabeth was so easy and enjoyable! She is super sweet, talented and very organized! Elisabeth's calm and confident personality was exactly what ...
we needed to stay on track for the big day. She was always quick to respond to any texts, emails or phone calls and she was always pleasant! She contacted all our vendors and arranged a walkthrough of the venue and even went with us to choose all the beautiful linens for the reception! She was with the wedding party from early in the day to the late night send off to make sure everything went smoothly. We just relaxed and enjoyed the events of the wedding day because we knew Elisabeth had it all under control. My daughter's wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Elisabeth!!
Reviewed On 9/30/2016 by Joana Y
Molly was so amazing! She is truly worth every penny and then some! She has such a great attention to detail, is the sweetest and nicest person to work with, and most importantly had every detail down for our big day. We were truly in the best...
possible hands for designing, planning, and coordination. She even amazingly created a garter from scratch when I had forgotten mine at the hotel during our reception. We don't know what we would have done without her! Thank you so much, Molly!!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2016 by Natalie B
Molly was so sweet and well-organized. Thanks to her, I was able to relax and enjoy our wedding day! I could not have done it without her.
Reviewed On 9/25/2016 by Brit B
Molly embodies the type of planner that helps you plan for (and with) your life rather than just for one special day of it. As a designer myself, she understood (and never belittled, ha!) my high aesthetic expectations, helping me achieve exact...
ly what I wanted ... she stepped in to save me from a couple of the most awkward/stressful vendor conversations that I would have otherwise not been able to handle. She helped me to make a bee line for what I truly wanted rather than what I thought I did at certain times. She saved my budget and fought for me / my creative vision every step of the way. And she's the sweetest / coolest to hang with during a highly stressful time of life!
Reviewed On 6/09/2016 by Aubrie M
4/9/16 was the best day ever and oh so dreamy thanks to Molly! She transformed our vision into something above what we could have ever imagined! Her kind heart, creativity and passion for what she does shines through in all stages of the planni...
ng process. The best decision we made was choosing her as our full service planner! She is absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 5/24/2016 by Betsy S
It was such a joy to work with Molly! I was planning our wedding in December in Atlanta from Maryland and I could not have done it without Molly. She always had a positive attitude and she was constantly reassuring. She's extremely organized an...
d her day of coordination was amazing, down to the minute. I didn't have to worry about a thing. I was completely free to enjoy the day. She really helped me bring my wedding vision to life. I highly recommend her!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Knottie1446253991
Molly was the Day of Coordinator for my daughter's wedding last week. I can't imagine what I would have done without her! With her calm disposition and competence in handling every detail, we were able to enjoy every minute of the wedding. What...
a night! Molly's the best!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Laura D
Molly was amazing!! She made planning my wedding so fun and easy. She is well connected in the wedding community and every vendor recommendation was great. She captured my vision perfectly! She spends so much time with you and you can tell she ...
truly loves her job and helping brides plan the wedding of their dreams. Everyone still RAVES about the details of our wedding and all of the credit goes to her and her amazing design skills! I can't imagine planning my wedding without her. She is a must have.. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Knottie1779925
You’ve probably heard other people say this (or you’ve read it a million times); but HONESTLY when it comes to your wedding there are a few things that you MUST have even if you don’t think you do in the beginning. One is your future husband (o...
bviously) and the other is a FULL time planner. I knew the minute I got engaged that I had to have a full time planner just to keep my sanity. I work 50+ hours a week and while I’ve seen friends plan their wedding completely on their own, I knew I’d become too stressed and overwhelmed with the details. The truth is that there are SO many little things that never even crossed my mind (contract wording, timelines, logistics, set up/break down, back up plans, etc) that the thought of not having Molly there to do all that she did still scares me. I cannot stress enough that it was the BEST money spent and worth every penny and more.
I met with a couple of different planners right after we were engaged and they all were more than qualified but Molly won me over with how genuine she was. I knew in that meeting that I wasn’t going to be “just another wedding” to her and her team. I also wanted to make sure the “fun” wasn’t taken out of planning for me just by having a wedding planner. I never felt that way once. There was not a moment that went by where I felt like she wasn’t available. Crazy hours of the night I’d be emailing my concerns and fears and she’d quickly respond putting me at ease. She spent 12 months tirelessly planning, executing, organizing and detailing our dream wedding. Everything from the linens, to the florals, to the effortlessly put together wedding timeline was amazing. Mostly I appreciated that my parents were able to enjoy the entire wedding weekend without having to lift a finger, that in and of itself is priceless. Thank you SO much Molly for helping with our dream wedding. It was EVERYTHING we could have ever imagined and more. I will be forever grateful for all that you did to make sure our day was perfect and to make sure we had the most amazing team of vendors handpicked to bring it all together.
-Brooke (bride) 9/5/15 Summerour Studio
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Janet R
Molly was such a pleasure to work with. Her vendor recommendations were spot on. She was always on top of every detail. I never worried about anything the day of the wedding. thank you so much Molly!
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Knottie1446138332
WOW! You are fantastic! I ask myself now, "Why did I ever have a worry at all?"
You reminded me of a seasoned coach with a #1 team. Other's didn't notice your slight gestures to your team, but I was amazed to see you at work. While r...
emaining nearly invisible you still had absolutely everything under complete control. A slight nod of the head or a simple hand signal sent crews scurrying about like a well oiled machine.
My families have had five weddings since my daughter's and new son-in-law's. All the rest of them have been gauged or graded against the one you managed for us and none of them even came close. The professionalism, speed, beauty and synchronization was beyond belief. You definitely set the standard for today's wedding.
I wanted to thank you so much for all of the savings. I couldn't believe that you knew each and every vendor we had chosen. I couldn't believe that you knew each and every way that we would have been overcharged and put a stop to it immediately.
One of my only regrets was that we didn't find you the minute Stephen asked me for Amanda's hand in marriage.
As father and mother of the bride, we lived quite a distance from the chosen area and from our daughter. I could sense the tension building higher and higher in our daughter's every phone call. Then she found you. After the very first meeting you shared with her that familiar calmness and contentment returned in her voice. I could actually hear her smiling over the phone.
You reminded me of the firm, calm Drill Sergeant that I had been many years ago.
We absolutely adore you, you are beautiful and your personality is priceless.
I wouldn't even mind repeating the whole process again just to watch you and your team in action!
If It isn't already obvious enough, thank you for keeping the mother and father of the bride so informed of every little detail. That meant so much to the both of us in our physical absence of the planning stage.
Simply put: Molly McKinley, you are absolutely the best there is!! We love and adore you greatly and enjoy reading about your latest reviews on The Knot!!
Mark & Rebecca Downey (father & mother of the bride)
of the Downey/Coulter Wedding, 3/14/15
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by rebecca d
I knew from the moment we met Molly my daughter's dreams would come true. Amanda, being my only daughter. My husband and I wanted to make sure she had the wedding of her dreams. Molly is the most genuine, honest person i have ever met. Her prof...
essionalism and honest opinions are priceless.
Molly knows and works with alot of vendors, and can advise you on what you need and what is not necessary. Her personality and smile is contagious. No amount of money could replace her input and vision in Amanda's special day.
From rehersal to the wedding day Molly never waivered. Everything was PERFECT. I, as a mother of the bride, could not believe how stunning this wedding and venue looked. Molly's imagination is beyond my belief. Molly made Amanda's vision breathtaking.
Everyone that attended are still talking about it. I never, one time, had to do anything. Molly put Amanda's mind at ease and made her special day one to remember.
If you are worried about the extra money for a planner, Molly is well worth it and some..... You will be amazed at what she can do. I cant thank her enough.
We love you Molly..... You are stellar!!!!!!!!
Proud mother of the bride:)
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Amanda D
I cannot sing enough praises about Molly. She made our wedding better than how I pictured it in my head. She has an amazing eye and talent for planning and designing weddings. Not only did she go above and beyond what I expected in every possib...
le aspect, she also becomes a great friend! She is one of the most personable and genuine people I have ever met. My husband and I have gone to 5 weddings since ours and every time we think "If only they had Molly plan theirs!" During the planning process, she was available and ready to discuss any question I had and calm any worries.
Molly found missing items in my contract that I would have never noticed until I showed up to the reception! She also rearranged some of my rentals so I got the biggest bang for my buck.
The total flow of the wedding was flawless and I still receive compliments on it, thanks to Molly! She gives truthful advice to make your wedding day unbelievable and her opinion is something to be valued.
My Mom and Dad said she was an angel sent from God because of how much they did not have to do. Let's face it, your parents are just as stressed/worried/nervous as you are and she takes all of that away, not only for you and your husband, but for your parents too.
All in all, I have seen wedding planners stressed and it is written all over their face. I have seen brides and their mother trying to coordinate the wedding and the timeline. Molly plans and coordinates with ease, grace, and style and she is all behind the scenes. Molly has worked with so many Atlanta Vendors and has a special relationship with each of them. It was such a relief that she knew every vendor I had and that she was the go-to person for any question.
If you are planning, hire Molly without a doubt. She truly has a gift and the most genuine heart!
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Victoria R
There are not enough good things I could say about Molly. From the time my fiancé and I got engaged, we debated whether or not it was necessary. We threw around the pros and cons and ultimately, decided it was necessary. After meeting with sev...
eral planners, I felt discouraged. I didn’t think I would find someone who understood my vision, so one of my friends suggested reaching out to Molly. From the first time I met with Molly I knew I had found a perfect match. Her easy-going personality, her budget-friendly creativity, and the passion she had for weddings, gave us zero doubt that she was meant for us.
For the year we worked on planning the wedding, Molly was there every step of the way. She made alternative (and even better) suggestions that kept us within our budget. She suggested vendors that were perfect for our personalities, which made the process easier than from what I had heard.
The weeks leading up to the wedding, the nerves set in. The last minute detail planning began to take a toll…until I spoke with Molly. Molly reassured me in a way that no one could, including my fiancé. Many people told me to “enjoy the wedding day, it goes by really fast” or “don’t stress over the small things, it’s beyond my control”; for me, having the standard ‘type A’ personality, this is the time to take a back seat to the controlling side, and I’m so glad that I did.
I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed my wedding day. From the moment I awoke, I did not stress about the huge storm that decided to show up on my wedding weekend. I did not worry whether or not my vendors would make it, and I didn’t concern myself with the small details. The wedding day didn’t fly by, I was able to embrace all of the hard work. This would NOT have been possible without Molly. She coordinated everything, she used her best judgment on last minute decisions, based on Glenn’s and my personalities, and she made sure everyone did their jobs to make our day perfect.
If you are tossing around the idea of whether or not to hire a wedding planner, I would tell you, it was the best decision I could have made for my wedding. Not only did the wedding planning process not completely take over my life, but I had someone who was knowledgeable in wedding planning. Molly not only made my wedding planning easier, she also became a confidant and a friend in the process.
Reviewed On 10/24/2015 by Allison M
In regards to wedding decisions, saying 'yes' when my fiancé proposed was the best decision I made this year. Hiring Molly was the second.
I wrestled back and forth over whether I needed a professional planner for the year leading up to the ...
wedding, but looking back I literally could not be happier with our decision and I can't imagine the planning process without Molly.
Molly is perfect combination of professional and personal. I didn't have to stress over a single thing the entire year because I knew, whatever it was, she had it handled. You could just tell she had a ton of priceless experience, however she still got giddy with me each time over all the little planning details.
Molly really took the time to get to know me as a person so she could understand our vision for our wedding day.
Planning with her was actually a blast- our meetings were like chatting with your best girlfriend over coffee or drinks.
Any little idea I had, feasible or not, Molly looked into the possibility, presented me with multiple options (and her own professional opinion), then made it happen.
She let me do all the fun things that I wanted to do and handled all the not-so-fun things that I wanted to hand off.
And, oh my goodness, the day of could not have been more perfect- It really exceeded our wildest expectations. Our wedding day went off without a hitch. It would have been the most special day of our lives no matter what happened, but it really makes it so much better that 2 months later our guests can't stop raving about how beautiful every little detail was!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2015 by Knottie36645712
Molly is the best! Not only is she awesome to be around but she is so great at her job. I didn't have to lift a finger on my wedding day, Molly took care of all the details and made it so easy to just sit back, enjoy and have fun! She tailored ...
a plan for exactly what I needed and it all went off without a hitch. Hiring Molly was one of the best wedding decisions we made.
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by Hannah D
Molly is the most amazing human on the planet. She's a dream to work with and made my life the easiest!!! She has the answers to all the questions I had and the solutions to all problems. she was the perfect fit for Jon and I and we loved every...
thing she did for us. I couldn't be happier with her, she literally is the best ever!!!! Love this girl!
Reviewed On 9/30/2015 by Catherine H
Molly is my wedding hero!!! Seriously, she is so great at listening to you and understanding what you want, helping you refine and perfect the vision for your wedding, and making wedding planning so much fun! She always has great suggestions bu...
t knows that her preferences might not be yours and handles herself very professionally. She has so much experience and great connections within the industry that you can really trust her judgment. She is so sweet and kind, but not afraid to be firm with vendors when necessary. I could sing her praises all day long. She is a great choice. And especially as I had to plan my wedding without my mom who passed away just a few months before the engagement, Molly knew exactly where to step in and be such a great help and supporter. She's even become a great friend of mine! I absolutely recommend her.
Reviewed On 9/28/2015 by Irene T
Molly is the absolute best! From the very beginning she was beyond helpful with every step of the planning process. She helped us keep everything on track in terms of planning and booking vendors and she was personally very helpful to me with ...
dealing with wedding related stress. Molly is very responsive to emails and phone calls that you make to her and she will immediately try her best to fix any problem you may encounter on your way. She in incredibly kind and will go above and beyond to make your day something special for you, your (soon to be) husband and your entire family. Our wedding would not have been what it was if it wasn’t for Molly. We are beyond grateful to have her as a part of our special day.
Reviewed On 3/23/2015 by Knottie10023531
Due to a busy work schedule and a total lack of knowledge on how to plan a wedding, I booked Molly’s Full Planning services a year before our wedding date. During the year leading up to the wedding, Molly worked alongside me to plan the perfect...
day. From vendor recommendations to arranging the linen delivery to all of the behind-the-scenes jobs I never knew existed: Molly handled everything and allowed me to enjoy being engaged and remain focused on my work. Our wedding was not an easy one to plan as we spent the year building our reception venue – not to mention, every part of our wedding was to be done outdoors in August. Molly worked diligently to come up with alternate plans incase of questionable weather. I left every meeting with Molly feeling calm and better than I did before our meeting. She even came with me to try on dresses and accompanied my mom and I to lunch afterwards. One of Molly’s greatest strengths while planning a wedding is working her way into your heart and becoming a friend. I’m so thankful Molly was there to help create what we now call “The Sweetest Day” for my husband and I. We think back on that day and still cannot believe how everything smoothly everything went and all the memories we made.
Reviewed On 12/11/2014 by Sarah H
We hired Molly for day of coordination for our wedding and she was AMAZING! In addition to this, she also helped us with any snags we had along the way. She was wonderful with answering all emails and she met with me numerous times to discuss t...
hings I always inevitably got worried about. :)
Molly and her team set up everything perfectly and super quickly. She was able to direct all of the vendors to where they needed to go and everything went smoothly! It was so comforting having someone there that knew me, my style, and my aesthetic. As fellow designers, my husband and I are super picky and we had spent a lot of time DIYing everything for the wedding. After all of the stress that went into designing and making everything, we were both amazed at how great everything came together in the end. She also was great in making sure the wedding transitions went smoothly... from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to reception. Her team also handled the music playing during our ceremony which was so helpful. Very professional all around.
Thank you Molly!! :)
Sarah & Ethan
Reviewed On 12/04/2014 by Maita R
We are so glad that Molly was a part of our wedding planning. She was fantastic to work with! We originally started our contract with her for day of coordination, but we quickly discovered that we needed her help with more of the planning. She ...
really understood our vision and made sure that we kept true to that. She suggested great vendors and worked well with the vendors we had already selected. We really could not have done it without her or her assistant, Taylor. Their help with our diy projects was amazing and really added personal touches to our wedding. She was able to put things in perspective for us, which is definitely what we needed in the midst of all of the decision making. She was invaluable and we are so happy we were able to work with her!!
Reviewed On 11/20/2014 by Stephanie D
There's a reason this woman gets 5 stars from everyone. She's amazing.
My now-husband and I were both very busy, including prolonged travel for work, during the planning process, and are not born event planners to put it kindly. Molly kep...
t us on track throughout the process, anticipated everything we didn't, and managed a truly gorgeous wedding. She is unfailingly responsive, super-organized, always cheerful and warm, and a terrific balance of sweet and in-charge. Her assistant Taylor was excellent throughout too. The closer the wedding gets, the more your peace of mind depends on your trust in your planner more than any one specific issue, and Molly was rock-solid beginning to end (including after she got her final check, a month before the event). Should also mention she gracefully handled a complex and challenging family situation, and recommended a fantastic set of vendors for us, saving us many hours of comparing.
We chose to negotiate hard with some of our vendors and handled that aspect ourselves, but Molly handled everything to do with quality, aesthetics and pacing. Everyone told us it was the best wedding they'd attended. Would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Reviewed On 10/12/2014 by Knottie26915808
I was able to feel CALM on our daughter's wedding day because of Molly McKinley's care for us as our wedding planner. I would recommend her to anyone. She is caring, passionate about her job and handles pressure well. Thank you M2! Molly Wo...
Reviewed On 10/07/2014 by Z. Lia M
Where to start?! By the time we met Molly, I had spent one month chewing my fingers to the bone, just to narrow down invitation designs without committing. Another month passed; where I spent my time interviewing photographers, crying daily, an...
d freaking out in general.
A little background: my mom passed away suddenly from cancer in December 2013 and all our close friends and family live in the Northeast. In addition, we wanted a semi-traditional Pakistani wedding without going overboard. Due to logistics, we decided to hold our major ceremony and reception in ATL with two other ceremonies in Philadelphia and Northwood. So, on top of the usual wedding planning (plus the hassle of events in 3 cities), we were living through personal nightmares; dealing with the death of loved ones, losing our jobs, health scares, and hospitalizations. I was about to have a breakdown.
Watching me fall apart, my fiancé (Isaac) and my father kindly suggested I look for a planner. Through spending hours upon hours on bridal websites, we fell in love with Molly's work. Nervous, we made an appointment to meet her at our favorite tea shop. As soon as Molly walked into Dr. Bombay's with her bright smile we relaxed and decided our day should be placed in her capable hands.
From March 2014 to the day of the wedding, Molly made me feel at ease. She does so much behind-the-scenes work that you don't even realize how stressful and infuriating a wedding can be (seriously, she is THAT good!). Even though this was her first South Asian wedding, Molly and her assistant Taylor were on top of all the details, asking us to clarify traditions and hone down the timeline. Despite it being an emotional day, Molly and Taylor's calm and cheerful presence made it easy for me to let go of control and just relax and enjoy the time with friends and family.
Really, there are not enough words to explain how valuable and amazing Molly is.
Reviewed On 10/06/2014 by Knottie11174942
Molly Mckinley was a valuable asset to our wedding experience. She made a study of our tastes, desires and budget . In doing so she was able to provide us with quality products and vendors that matched our desires for our daughter's wedding. I ...
truly believe the money we spent for Molly's services was the wisest investment of funds in the wedding process overall. She was personal, confident and has become a new friend. Sara Rives Spickler
Reviewed On 10/06/2014 by amor1330
Molly was our wedding coordinator this past week & did an amazing job! Thanks to her skills, our wedding went perfectly smooth. She recommended several great vendors in our budget that we used for our wedding including our venue, photographer, ...
catering, & DJ services. We had our original photographer back out less than a month from our wedding, & Molly found us several photographers to choose from within that day! Molly has a very calming demeanor, which was so helpful during the stressful wedding planning process. She helped me several times with wedding questions & decisions. I had many times I was overwhelmed, & Molly was so patient & attentive to me. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests & wedding party on how how great it was to work with Molly, as well as how great all our vendors were that she recommended. Molly is also a good person, & truly cares about your wedding & happiness. Thank you Molly for a wonderful job & experience! Thank you to Taylor, her amazing assistant, who did a wonderful job as well! We don’t know what we would have done without you all!!
Reviewed On 9/13/2014 by Amanda Claire R
I am so thankful to have had Molly as our wedding planner! We certainly did not know what we were getting into as we began, but Molly was an incredible guide. We had a larger wedding in a venue that required some critical thinking and creative ...
space planning. Molly made it happen. From the beginning, she captured my vision better than I could have imagined. She was so easy to talk to, receptive to my ideas and desires, and a moral support through the whole process. She suggested and researched to find vendors that fit my style and budget. I live 5 hours away from my home in Atlanta where I got married, but having Molly there to work alongside my mom was such an assurance. In fact, she and my mom took on reception decor without much of my input at all. It was a relief for me in such a busy time, and the results were the most beautiful surprise I could ask for. (She and my mom also became great friends!) As a creative myself, I grew to respect and love her creativity and style. But as a regular person, I enjoyed her as a friend and could rely on her experience and work ethic. She never seemed to busy or over-committed for my questions, concerns, or ideas. We always say she was the best buck we spent through the whole process. A support, a resource, a friend and a calming presence. I cannot imagine the process without her!
Reviewed On 8/29/2014 by Knottie904797
If I could recommend any advice to Brides after planning my own wedding it would be to find a wonderful venue and invest in an amazing wedding planner/coordinator! Those two things really make your wedding wonderful! I used Molly as a Day off p...
lanner and she was the sweetest, most personable, generous with her time, and organized person! Our day went off without a hitch because of Molly. I don't think you will find anyone better in the Atlanta area for the quality of service and the price! You become instant friends with her bubbly personality and passion for her work!!! We love Molly McKinley Designs!
Reviewed On 8/28/2014 by Kelly P
How do I even start?? Let me just say, she is a brides dream/lifesaver/bestfriend! Molly was by far the greatest/best decision I made during my engagement process. I used her for full planning and she was soo worth it! Right from the start,...
she set me up with all of my wedding vendors and sent me countless of ideas and details. I kept thinking, does this girl sleep?? She is always working on something! My biggest fear about using a full planner was that I would end up with a wedding day that I didn't feel like was mine, but that was far from what happened. On the day of my wedding, I cried when I saw everything because it was EXACTLY how I had always imagined my wedding day and more. It was absolutely mine with so many details!!!!
Molly's attention to detail and tastes were impeccable and spot on. She was so detailed and organized throughout the process that I never had any worries about my wedding day and was really able to enjoy being engaged which is important! Our friends and family are still talking about how it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have ever been to and I have Molly to thank for that! It was cool and rainy on the day of my outside mountain wedding so it could have been a disaster! Molly kept calm and positive and everything ended up being perfect! We ended up having outdoor heaters brought in and a gorgeous cozy lounge area centering around a large stone fireplace..... dreamy! Molly even had someone drive from Atlanta and bring her extra blankets and shawls in case our guests got cold. Everything ended up being perfect and our guests had the time of their life!
If you don't want to worry about a thing and want the wedding day of your dreams, then you MUST use Molly. I can't stress how important it is to have her on your side throughout the process. She became a great friend and I wish I could get married again (to my same husband :)) just so I can keep working with Molly!
Reviewed On 8/28/2014 by Mandi G
Molly was wonderful. When we hired her we thought we only needed a day-of coordinator. We were wrong. Thankfully, Molly was prepared to fill in the gaps that we didn't even realize were there. She brought up things we needed to do that we wou...
ld have never thought of. The wedding was in my parent's backyard so there was a lot of work on our part to make sure we had everything ready and Molly really helped with suggestions, referrals, and just plain old moral support. Our wedding day went smoothly and we owe most of that to Molly. She kept everyone on schedule and made sure they were where they needed to be with what they needed to have. My parents raved about Molly's day of help. Everyone said that she stayed calm and professional and did whatever needed to be done to make sure that our wedding day was perfect for all. I will recommend Molly to all of my friends when they get married. She is fun, organized, and knows what she is doing! Thank you Molly!
Reviewed On 6/23/2014 by LLMoses1
Words cannot describe the magic that Molly provided us! As MOB and living out of state from the betrothed, she was simply amazing! Her attention to detail captured the Bride's vision and that transpired into the most beautiful and spectacular d...
ay. Now, I must add that a Wedding Planner was not something in our budget, but it did not take long for me to realize how necessary this was. I found her thru the internet and she was so responsive (within a couple of hours). We scheduled our first meeting and the journey of planning a wedding and wonderful relationship began. Her industry knowledge, contacts, ability to place logic over emotion with the bride all the while, keeping the budget in line is the epitome of a professional with an added touch of pure love in what she does every day, for every bride. Molly is genuine, sincere and caring with every detail entrusted to her. She is simply remarkable! Molly McKinley is a MUST for MOBs and Brides To Be!
Reviewed On 1/13/2014 by Lindsey N
We hired Molly as my day of coordinator and I'm so glad we did! She is naturally talented and gifted with all things wedding. Although we only hired her for day of-- I'd trust her with just about anything for my wedding.
From the beginning,...
Molly was professional, trustworthy and responsible (not to mention super cute, fun and stylish!) and I knew that I could trust her to make the wedding run smooth.
The day of the wedding I felt so calm and relaxed, not thinking of any details because I knew Molly was on top of everything. Molly was always kind, attentive, quick, thinking of things I forgot-- basically dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's and writing in some letters in between. There was never any doubt in my mind that I could completely trust her to remember and execute all the details of my large and detailed wedding. My family and I are pretty type A perfectionist so saying we could FULLY trust Molly is speaking volumes about her character and services.
Hiring Molly would be a huge asset to anyone's wedding. Knowing that things are taken care of and that someone who's done this before is there to make it all happen is huge. By the end of your wedding, you'll want to hug Molly and invite her over to dinner because you'll have felt so taken care of. She really is there to make the day the best it can be for you--and she's excels at it. From all the big plans to all the details and everything in between that she did and you had no idea because you were just able to enjoy the day, Molly will feel like the biggest blessing and a new addition to the family.
Reviewed On 1/12/2014 by gloriacornell
Ours was what is known as “the mature wedding”. We are in our late sixties, early seventies with many happy chapters behind us. Yet, as old as we are, we were just as giddy and enthusiastic as any young couple could be at the prospect of ...
beginning this new and exciting chapter in our lives. We wanted something very small, very elegant, very memorable, and above all age-appropriate. Age appropriate was the stumbling block. There isn’t a lot of info out there in the wedding magazines and literature. In addition, ours was a destination wedding hundreds of miles away. Thank goodness I found Molly of Molly McKinley Designs. The moment I met her, I knew she was the planner I was looking for. And my intuition proved correct again and again.
Our wedding day was quite simply—SPECTACULAR. After nine months and hundreds of emails, Molly brought all our ideas and desires into reality. Somehow she knew exactly what I wanted and how to get it. I always had to smile to myself when the vendors I talked with breathed a sigh of relief when I mentioned I was working with Molly. She obviously is very well regarded in the industry. I was always so grateful when she met every indecision and change of mind with patience and guidance.
I cannot say enough good words about Molly. With youth on her side, she has capabilities well beyond her age. I still miss our daily planning strategies, but thanks to Molly, I have beautiful memories to look back on.
Reviewed On 11/06/2013 by Kendra
Molly Mckinley is by far the best investment I made for my wedding. Molly provided referrals for nearly all the vendors I used to make my wedding happen, and I would highly recommend all of them to anybody planning a wedding. Molly was professi...
onal, organized, personal, and stress reducing! I felt very comfortable leaving last minute and small details to Molly to handle. I experienced all of this with Molly and I only hired her as my Day-of-coordinator! I can’t imagine how amazingly she would be if I had hired her as my full time wedding planner!
Kendra Rolen Thomason
Reviewed On 7/23/2013 by Emma G
I literally could not say enough good things about both the quality of work Molly McKinley put forth for our wedding, or about the quality of her character, ease of her company and flat out fabulous taste for all things wedding.
I don’t kno...
w about most brides, but I felt overwhelmed by the prospect of planning a wedding. Too much to choose from! All I can say is that after we hired Molly, it was fun again. It went from “too many options” to “that’s just what we’re looking for!” almost instantaneously. She was always mindful of the budget and was always happy to rework or rethink anything I wasn’t sure about or wanted to take a second look at.
One of the things I love the most about Molly is that she just “got” us. I gave her a few adjectives to describe how I envisioned our day being / feeling and after that conversation everything she presented us with throughout the planning process matched our vision to a T. We wanted a sort of “formal warmth.” Traditional, romantic, southern, military & classic were words we used. Today when I look through our photos or re-watch our wedding video I see how everything came together perfectly. I couldn’t have held onto the “big picture” on my own. I needed Molly for that! Well, I kind of needed her for a lot…
I wasn’t much for wanting to dig deep on things and Molly caught on quickly—she kept us on our timeline and would just email me links to things or give me a few options for our programs. We loved this because from there James and I could just scan through the email and pick our favorites from a few great options rather than having to sift through so many we never needed to see. We did this with our invitations, our programs, hanging vine letters for the church (beautiful!), jewelry, décor for the reception, etc. Molly made it so easy and fun!
And if just the gift of making wedding planning fun again wasn’t enough, she was an absolute dream when it came to our wedding rehearsal and the wedding itself. I didn’t have to worry about a thing—nobody did! Molly and her assistant took care of it all. It literally felt seamless which is incredible to me with everything that was going on.
Another thing I was especially impressed with was how she doesn’t give up on things when she knows it’s something you really want, no matter how difficult it gets. We had a few (or maybe more than a few) hiccups when scheduling the fireworks. (Yes, fireworks!!!) It was kind of crazy but Molly stuck with it and made it happen.
And when I think of the fireworks show at the end of the reception, getting to see all our family & friends backlit behind us on the balcony of the country club & my handsome groom with me on the lawn watching the show…well, there are no words. I was about to say “it makes me want to laugh manically at what a huge success it all was!” but really I’m just sitting here crying because it could not have been more beautiful. Every detail and every moment planned with such care. But that moment in particular, and sharing it with all our family & friends who have shown us such love & support, was just unreal. I feel undeserving of it, but could not be happier and more blessed that of all the moments anyone could have on their wedding day, that one was ours. We will treasure it forever.
And the photos of it? They’re to die for.
My heart is full and so thankful for Molly—she made our day happen in all the ways we wanted it to. It was an absolute dream!
Reviewed On 7/22/2013 by Lisa B
My mother-in-law hired Molly in January to help us with our May wedding. I had been trying to do it all myself and had nothing to snow for it! Molly met with me as often as I asked her to. She really treated my wedding as if it was the only eve...
nt that mattered in the world. She sent me decor ideas and was very active in helping me figure out how to make my day perfect. She designed our favors herself and they were beautiful!
She dealt with our vendors and helped to move our reception to a covered location when the weather looked bad. Molly made everything so much easier, by handling everything from talking to my florist, whom I didn't like talking to, to opening the doors for my entrance to walk down the aisle.
Molly even got a reputable person to go to our apartment and take our dogs out during the ceremony! She made sure that my dad, who has terrible food allergies, got food he could eat at our reception, even though the vendor we were using couldn't guarantee clean food. She sent someone out especially for him!
Our wedding would never have been what it was without her. Molly was the best money we spent! I would highly recommend her to everyone.
Reviewed On 7/20/2013 by Carissa V
Molly of Molly McKinley Designs is a wedding gem!! She not only brought incredible creativity to my wedding with her innovative and cost effective ideas but also went beyond the call of duty throughout my engagement. She treated me like I was ...
her only client and made my opinions/voice be heard. She stayed in constant communication and always made me feel like a priority. She was my most important investment in my wedding because she made a gorgeous day that I will never forget!
Reviewed On 7/20/2013 by Holly C
OMG- best wedding planner EVER! Our wedding was the most beautiful, elegant, pintresty* wedding ever. I couldn't have been more pleased. Molly is the sweetest! She was SO organized, had the best taste and made our special day the BEST. We ...
have gotten the best feedback. Not only did everyone love the event, the food, the drinks etc - they thought the venue, decorations, etc were the best they'd ever seen! It was PERFECT. If you are going to hire a wedding planner - hire Molly McKinley- she is incredible and honestly - she needs to charge more because she was worth more than double what we paid!!!!
Reviewed On 7/19/2013 by Ginny Rae T
It is with the highest possible regard that I recommend Molly McKinley. She was my wedding coordinator from our engagement to the wedding day. She instantly became a part of my family. Our family is sort of loud and wacky but she was able to fi...
t right in with us. She was like a sister to me and still is. We loved it!
My wedding was far from ordinary. Molly had to build our wedding from the ground up...literally. There was so much planning involved and small details to think about. I would have NEVER been able to do on my own even with my mother's help. We were absolutely lost on what to do until Molly came into the picture. She recommended photographers, tent rentals, videographers, and etc. I would have never found any of my vendors on my own! Our wedding was in two well known blogs, Style Me Pretty being one of them.
Once Molly figured out my style then it was easy (for me) from then on. I was not the easiest person to work with when it came to my wedding. I had very specific ideas in my head that Molly was able to bring to life for me. It was the MOST beautiful wedding I have ever seen. Everything that I wanted was at my wedding but it was so much more than that. I wish that I could do it all over again and have Molly as my coordinator.
Molly is very sweet and somewhat quiet; however, she will get things done. She is very approachable and professional. It is very hard to coordinate with all the vendors but she did it. Some of them were not so easy to deal with but she handled them very well. She stood her ground when it was needed!
There were times when I would be so stressed out but she would say "its completely fine, let me handle it!" I would think to myself man she doesn't show one ounce of anxiety and here I am being a nutcase! She was fabulous in the sense of her being able to calm me down. That to me is a true gift to have. You may be falling apart but she was always there to put the pieces together for you.
I wish so much that my husband and I could go back and do it all over again. I had the ABSOLUTE time of my life and will always remember the hard work Molly put into it. She is truly the most raw, talented person I know. She is always happy and has a knack for dealing with all kinds of people. My family and I miss her to this day! We love you M2!!
Reviewed On 7/19/2013 by holly m
Before I was even engaged all of my friends and family would always make comments "You are going to do so great planning your wedding or When I get married I want you to plan mine". I am a very OCD and organized person and had always thought I ...
would plan my wedding myself because I am "that" person. When I got engaged I started planning it immediately but felt overwhelmed. The last thing I wanted was too much Stress planning and on our wedding day. When I suggested to my friends and family I wanted to get a planner they were in shock. I prayed and prayed about it and decided that regardless of what people said I was going to get one because I felt that was the best decision for myself and the wedding.
My prayers were answered with Molly McKinley. All of that pressure and stress immediately went away with my first conversation with Molly. Being the type of person I am, I had so many ideas and knew exactly what I wanted my "dream" wedding to be. The great thing about Molly is her one and only concern is the Bride and how to make her Wedding day The Best day Ever. She listened to every single idea and vision I had and put those into play on my wedding day. But also, Her ideas and visions as well. When my wedding came to life it was everything I have ever wanted thanks to Molly's creative talents and her listening to what I had wanted.
During the whole planning process Molly was available anytime I needed her and was always in touch with me about ideas, meetings, vendors, etc. I knew I could count on Molly. We would have several meetings in person to discuss details and show each other pictures of wedding decor ideas and boy did I have a lot. She scheduled all of the meetings with all my vendors and referred the best ones to us. If I had questions or concerns Molly was there figuring them out with me. She made the wedding planning process so enjoyable because she handled everything for me. Molly has such a wonderful business ethic but she also makes you feel like you have known her for years. We immediately clicked and I felt like she was more my best friend than someone I had hired to do our wedding. The best thing about Molly is that you can put all of your Trust in her and not be disappointed.
Our rehearsal was very well organized and she had no problem getting my group to listen to her direction. Our whole wedding party adored Molly and felt really comfortable knowing she was in charge. By the end of it everyone knew what they needed to do and It couldn't have gone smoother.
Wedding day rolls around and you get to see Molly in her "natural habitat". If anyone was born to do weddings it's Molly McKinley. To say that my Wedding day was the most stress free and enjoyable day, that's an understatement. It literally could not have gone ANY better. Molly was there working with all the vendors, setting everything up, and doing the "dirty work". Once it was time for me to see everything I could not believe my eyes. It was literally something out of a fairytale and was everything I wished for and more, because of Molly. She will forever have a special place in my heart for how wonderful the whole experience was.
Literally the best money spent on my wedding was the Wedding Planner, but not just any wedding planner. It has to be Molly McKinley. I will recommend her to anyone. The best thing you can do for yourself and for your wedding is to hire Molly.
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Sheila P
Molly McKinley was nothing short of incredible.
I felt at ease with her as my Coordinator- before having her, I went to bed at 4am, once I met her and realized she knew EXACTLY what I wanted, I would be snoozing at 9pm and wake up to the mo...
st helpful e-mails that she had been sending at 2-3am with helpful tips and suggestions or links for where to purchase things on a budget.
Besides Molly being amazing, creative, patient, adorable, helpful, and reliable- she felt like an honorary bridesmaid- more like a friend helping out than a planner pushing ideas around that I didn't want. She listened to every detail and made sure it was executed on the day of. She also was the most amazing problem solver and diffused many situations I would have been stressing over without her. She is so professional without being pushy or bossy. I knew she genuinely cared about my wedding when she would e-mail me pictures, ideas, floral arrangements, decor suggestions that went with my wedding all throughout the day. I would lay in bed at nights doing the typical bride worrying and text her at 2am and I ALWAYS got a response. Not only would she text back but she would follow up with links supporting the answer the next day if not right away. I never ever felt like I couldn't reach her or that I was bothering her, she really made me feel like a pampered bride.
I had an awful venue/venue coordinator that made me want to cancel my wedding multiple times, but Molly took over and reinforced contract obligations to the venue that I overlooked - with all the stress I already had to deal with it was so nice to have someone worrying about the behind-the-scenes nastiness that was thrown in our way. The entire day before the wedding the Venue was bringing random new rules up and I didn't break a sweat at all- Molly was on it and taking care of everything before I even had to ask.
I HIGHLY recommend Molly. She is worth every penny and I would never think twice about doing it again. I couldn't have done it without her. I knew she cared about the outcome of my wedding and it was very important to her that it was a success, unlike other coordinators I interviewed who could care less one way or another and charged for every single call or text. My wedding was the biggest event of my life and there's no way I could have done it without her.
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by McKenzie J
Molly was hired by my mother and I to assist on the day of the wedding in order to take the pressure off of us and make sure everything went according to plan. Molly went far beyond day of coordination for me and my family. She made our though...
ts and plans come to life, she kept us organized, made sure that everything was scheduled down to the minute, helped us streamline when things needed to be done, took over all communications with vendors and MOST of all made my wedding day so STRESS free! Molly met with my mom and I at the event facility on two occassions and corresponded through email and phone calls anytime we needed. The week before the wedding she had finalized all details. She was wonderful on the day of making sure that the wedding party knew exactly what was expected and keeping them on track with the timeline. My event would have never gone as smoothly as it did without Molly. Molly went above and beyond the service in which she was paid for. She was a huge part in making such a special day for me so absolutely wonderful.
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Sharlee R
I cannot begin to describe what an angel Molly was in coordinating my wedding. I wanted someone to simply provide day-of coordination services at my reception - to make sure everything was set-up correctly, that all vendors arrived, etc., and s...
he went so far above and beyond I still cannot thank her enough. She thought of every little detail so the entire day flowed seamlessly. I had multiple wedding vendors - people who do this sort of thing every day - tell me they had never seen a more organized wedding planner. She created a wedding timeline to send to all of my vendors and bridal party, called me with creative ideas for my reception, and managed to make the day stress-free for me and my entire family. Everyone says the best thing you can do for your wedding is hire a wedding planner, but I disagree - the best thing you can do is hire Molly. She will become your best friend and will literally be just as excited about your wedding as you are. I have never been more impressed by anyone; Molly's ability to combine professionalism with a personal touch is beyond compare.
Reviewed On 7/01/2013 by Monica K
I hired Molly as a partial planner, meaning she would help out on day-of coordination and with the design portion of the planning process. In general, I was very let-down. She is very sweet and displays some great work online, but I was not sur...
e why I did not receive this work. A majority of the design ideas came from myself/pinterest and the vendors themselves. She did come up with a few minor details, but nothing I would pay $1500 for again. She did have several meetings with me, but again, none of her ideas really showcased during my wedding. She did help me with a DIY project, but nothing more complicated than what one of my friends could facilitate with.
The wedding rehearsal was confusing. Granted it was raining, but she could not sustain people's attention or even command attention, despite also having a very young assistant with her, likely because she is very sweet and soft-spoken.
On the day of the wedding, many small details were overlooked. She did not answer for phone after 4 phone calls when someone brought my dogs from home for pictures and didn't know where to take them, her assistant apparently told the wrong time to family members for our exit from the reception, only using 2 of the 15 lighters we bought for our sparkler exit, and despite several other minor errors that compiled to be pretty annoying, the worst was that she gave away parts of our centerpieces because she remembered me saying "I'd like to give them to family members a few weeks prior," but forgot the part where I said that "after I put our official photographs in them as a present."
Perhaps she works better with someone that is less organized than I am. I commend myself for paying attention to details, timelines, etc., and so to have someone that has less of this quality I think caused conflict. If you're a loof with these details (no judgment) she may be good for you, maybe.