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"I don't think I could say enough praises about Valerie. I first started working with Valerie in January 2015, knowing my wedding was going to be September 2016. It was a long engagement, but I knew I was going to need help in finding vendors because I didn't know Orange County as well as I knew my hometown. Valerie has such a loving, friendly personality and I always felt like our meetings together were the highlight of her day. I told Valerie what my husband and I wanted for our wedding and she made sure that we got what we wanted. Not only that, but above our expectations. Valerie was the one to recommend the venue that we chose for our ceremony (the Hornblower) which was absolutely a dream! Throughout the whole process up to the wedding day, Valerie would stay in touch with me on what is due or what I should start making decisions on. I never felt overwhelmed throughout the planning process and whenever something stressful came up, Valerie took care of it for me. Whenever I had a question (which was usually a list of questions), Valerie ALWAYS got back to me within 24 hours. As it got closer to the wedding day, it would be more within 12 hours. It was so reassuring to know I could ask her a question (even a silly one) and know she will get back to me.
Now, the wedding day. I was in heaven that day. I've been to weddings without a wedding planner and the bride is answering a lot of questions and directing people or the family is helping a lot with setting things up/tearing them down. Due to the combination of Valerie and the vendors, my family and my husband's family didn't have to move a thing (we had a separate venue for the reception). Throughout the day, I was led to where I needed to be for pictures or whatnot and didn't have to worry about any logistics at all. If there was a problem with setup or with the schedule, I didn't have a clue. I was able to fully enjoy my day and celebrate with my husband and our guests on getting married. It was such a relief to know that someone else was taking care of everything so we could have fun. Valerie was very much behind the scenes, but also checking in with me throughout the day to make sure I was taken care of and any concerns I might have at that time are taken care of.
As a newlywed, I highly recommend getting a wedding planner. If you're in the Orange County area, there's no question as to who your wedding planner should be. Valerie will meet and exceed all of your expectations with her loving and caring personality."
"Valerie and her team are phenomenal! Valerie takes the time to get to know you, so that she can take some of the stressful wedding planning decisions off your plate, with confidence. We entrusted so many details of our wedding to her, that we were actually able to enjoy the day and have a great time with our guests. We hired Valerie as a "month of " coordinator, but, she made herself available to us the second we signed the contract. By the end of our wedding day, she felt like family. We are beyond pleased with how our wedding turned out, and with everything she and her team brought to the table."
"I can’t say enough great things about Valerie! From the first meeting where she openly answered all of my questions (and as a bride I had a long list!), to getting to know her as a person, I knew we were in good hands. She listens to exactly what you want and helps to create the wedding of your dreams, all while staying within your budget. Valerie will negotiate contracts for you, which is great because I’m too intimidated to go back and forth with vendor pricing, but she will go above and beyond to ensure you are getting the most out of your contract. She is so organized and motivated to help stressful couples, especially brides, remain calm and trust that your wedding is in good hands. She sets up appointments for us, went to meetings with vendors with us and kept track of all our expenses and contracts. Valerie is super sweet and very personable, she makes sure that every decision is run by you and that your wedding is what you want. On our wedding day, Valerie and her team made sure everything went smoothly and did a phenomenal job setting up and taking down everything. My husband and I snuck away during cocktail hour into the bridal suite and Valerie and her assistants kept checking in on us to make sure we had enough food and drinks! I can’t say enough kind words about Valerie, she is the best! My wedding was a dream come true and she helped make it all a reality. I still get so many compliments from wedding guests about how beautiful our wedding was and they couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went. If I know anyone who is getting married I definitely refer them to Valerie because she is trustworthy and can help any couple plan the wedding of their dreams!"
"GREAT GREAT. There is not enough words to describe Val she was very responsive excellent feed back. Excellent taste."
"I cannot say thank you enough to the talented Valerie Gordon for planning our beautiful wedding every detail from our first thoughts stage down to the very last day details. Our wedding was the best day of my life and I wouldn't of felt at peace and so happy the way I did that day without her constant help along the way. I do not have enough words to describe my gratitude , appreciation and awe for such an amazing job Valerie did to help our dream wedding come true."
"Valerie was absolutely amazing, from beginning to end. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. Throughout the process of planning, I was working full time and going to graduate school full time and therefore did not have much time to plan all of the details that goes into a wedding. I was doing some research on preferred vendors and came across Events by Valerie, and couldn’t be happier. She not only has a kind and warm spirit, but she is attentive with such a great attention to detail. She really allows for the wedding to run completely smooth from beginning to end for the bride and groom. So many people say, “Well during a wedding something will go wrong.” Which is true, issues can arise. But you’d never know it, because Valerie and her team take care of and resolve any issues, big or small, before it can come and add stress to the bride or groom. I really appreciated that she was able to understand and make the style that my husband and I wanted come to life. She really understood our personalities and what we wanted for our wedding, and was able to assist us and really making our dreams come true for our ‘best day ever.’ She was always there, whether that be to provide ideas, for reassurance, to vent to, anything we needed, she was there. Valerie was really great. I was very pleased with her services. "
. She's so personable but don't let her sweet demeanor fool you because she's sharp and fierce and will do everything to make your wedding dreams come true. Trust her impeccable taste and I love when she says "you'll see." because something amazing always happens p.e.r.f.e.c.t.i.o.nI had a pleasure of working with Valerie and just as she had promised me the first day, it was no stress and everything was to afterwards. I recommend her whole heartedly and if you ever need a reference please PM me.
Events by Valerie has been a pleasure to work with! Valerie is extremely dedicated to making her client’s wishes for their events a reality. She truly has a love for weddings, and she can get anyone excited about it. I came to Valerie with a pretty small budget, and she was able to turn that into the wedding of my dreams. Through her experience and expertise, she was able to guide us and advise on where we could spend a little less money and where we really needed to invest in order to achieve my
She has great vendors that she works with and will make sure that they fulfill their contracts to the fullest. She put in so much time into making my wedding perfect for me, and it really showed in all the details; she had so many great, original ideas that made my wedding truly unique and special. She was priceless on the day of as well; she had a great timeline and made sure that everything moved smoothly. I had told her incorrect table sizes, and when the “linens were delivered, they were too small! She was quick on her feet, found a rental company open on Saturdays and was able to find tablecloths that worked with the table dimensions. She handled some of my more difficult guests with ease and professionalism. She saved the day! Whenever my husband or I had questions, Val was very quick to respond and never left us hanging. She is fun and full of energy, and makes the planning process fun (not easy). Super organized, fun, and full of great ideas-I would hire her again in a heartbeat and hope that everyone can have the same amazing experience I had with their wedding!vision.
Valerie is everything you could want in a day of coordinator. Even when I was doing the initial search for a DoC, she responded to my inquiries immediately, was professional, on point, and was able to work with my vision and budget. I am someone that values responsiveness. When it comes to the weeks/months leading up to the big day, you're not going to want to worry about whether things will be taken care of. Enter Valerie. Valerie was able to jump right in and take charge the weekend of our wedding. Because of her, my husband and I were able to truly focus on each other leading up to the ceremony and then enjoy the company of our guests during the reception! I would happily recommend her to anyone!
I wasn't sure that we needed a wedding planner having already selected all of our vendors and reserved our venue. As the date approached however, the bride became concerned about the day of the ceremony and we decided to look at bringing someone into our plan. Valerie was recommended by our caterer TGIS and we were just amazed at what she had to offer us! She came in one month prior to the wedding and wrangled all of the outstanding tasks, provided us assurance that all would be handled and truly removed any worry that we had about the many moving parts that our event included. Valerie is professional, friendly, smart and highly capable. She has a very easy going nature that put us all at ease. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for event planning services-she is terrific!
Valerie provided exceptional service for my wife and I. From a practical standpoint, she kept things well organized and handled our many individual vendors with ease. She also has a sparkling personality and professional work ethic. Highly, highly recommended.
Valerie Gordon at Events By Valerie was an amazing coordinator. My wife and I were struggling to plan our wedding. Valerie came along and saved us. She was professional and prompt on every aspect of planning. Valerie went far beyond her duties to make sure our wedding was special and perfect. From every detail to last minute issues, she stayed calm and resolved any unforeseen problems. Thank "you Valerie for all your help!"
Valerie goes the extra mile and is very passionate about her work. She
"Valerie did a wonderful job planning our wedding. She was always easy to get a hold of and put us at ease. There are so many details that go into planning a wedding that you don't even think about when you propose to someone. I know my fiancé and I would have been lost had we tried to plan our own wedding. know tons of great vendors who are fairly priced and very creative. Valerie is always on the look out for bargains but she never sacrifices the quality of your wedding. She always has wonderful ideas and loves to create decorations for your wedding.
Please take my word for it and hire Valerie for your event!"
"Valerie was a joy to work
Maggiewith,professional ,she kept everyone on schedule and within a budget.
I highly recommend her to help with your wedding or event!!!
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"I can't imagine
Katherinea more perfect event planner than Valerie. She helped my husband and I plan our wedding over the course of a year and a half, and she made it a completely stress-free process. The wedding itself went perfectly thanks to Valerie's exceptional planning, preparation, and organization. In addition to being truly excellent at her job, Valerie is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and she is an absolute pleasure to work with"
"I have worked with Valerie on several events as I too am a Wedding and Events professional and she is definitely a top notch planner. She is extremely organized, very personable, has a great eye for design, and very kind and lovely to work with. She is always amazing with her clients as I have seen it over and over first hand. I highly recommend Valerie for your wedding day as you are sure to be in the best hands"
"Valerie was very detail oriented for our wedding and made our dreams come true. She listened to our ideas and was able to expand them into creative ideas that we would have never been possible without her. Valerie was a delight to work with and sensitive to my needs as a bride. She is compassionate and has a natural creative eye for wedding planning!!"
"Valerie is solely responsible for our wedding running smoothly from start to finish. She was also with us for the month leading up and helped me get a real handle on what needed to be done and contacted each of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her!"
"My name is Eric Morales and I own and manage Extreme DJ Service. I have had the opportunity to work multiple times with Valerie and it is rare to have an immediate connection but this is exactly what we had! She is so easy to work with, handles your wedding with ease and professionalism. She is an amazing coordinator, great designer and has the greatest personally to go with it. I highly recommend Events by Valerie!"
"Valerie was the best wedding planner I ever could have asked for. She was on top of everything and relieved my wife and I of all the stress, by having all the specifics done a week before. She is super relaxed and confident in her ablilties. I never had a problem with communication. She was really flexible with her time and passionate about what she does. She really made my wife comfortable the whole way. All the way to the honeymoon. And she was one of the best prices that we found as we were shopping around. I have so many good things to say about her and I wouldn't think of ever hiring another event planner."
"We were so lucky to find Valerie as our wedding coordinator for my
"Valerie is a very thoughtful and thorough wedding planner who transformed our vision into the wedding that we had dreamed of. She is hardworking, energetic and a pleasure to work with. Valerie has a great sense of style and knowledge of various vendors and ways to minimize cost without losing quality. I highly recommend Valerie to plan your wedding!"
She couldn't have been more wonderful or more caring. I also found her to be so incredibly professional, helpful and efficient. She made the stressful pre-wedding planning so tolerable. At first I didn't think we would need a planner until the "day of" but I'm so grateful that she was with us from the start and made the months before the big day go so much better with her superb guidance and encouragement! She was also a very patient and calming force for me (as the mother of the bride!)and I know that I couldn't have done it without her expertise. She also led us to the very very best vendors for the wedding, people that I wouldn't have otherwise known about. She had a beautiful smile and a charming quality about her that made my daughter's wedding a magical and wonderful experience. I would never think of planning another wedding or any other event without Valerie's help. She is undoubtedly the most incredible and amazing event planner anywhere and I would highly recommend her!"
"I can't say enough wonderful things about Valerie! Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. Valerie was an absolute joy to work with from beginning to end -- not just because of her professionalism, expertise, and unyielding passion for what she does, but also because of her incredibly sweet, friendly, and upbeat personality.
Valerie went above and beyond to make our wedding day everything we had hoped for and I can't imagine how we would have pulled it off without her. We were able to fully enjoy ourselves because we knew she was orchestrating all the details behind-the-scenes. We'll forever be grateful to Valerie for all her hard work she put into making our wedding so memorable and special. I HIGHLY recommend Valerie's services to anyone planning a wedding -- she is phenomenal at what she does and she's such a delight to be around!"
"Valerie is great! She is very Professional, has great ideas and a real eye for design. She has helped me with many of my Brides and Clients. It is a real pleasure to work with her and have also heard the same feedback from brides. Valerie makes life easy and events go smoothly when she is involved. I would not hesitate to refer her services again and again"
"Working with Valerie was personable, communicative, valuable and professional. Her organizing capabilities were amazing, she was reliant and worked fast and best of all is very friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Valerie to any bride who wants their wedding day to run with ease and quality care. Her services, along with persistence and valuable communicative skills are a must to have on your special day."
"Valerie was amazing. She kept me and my bride calm and relaxed during the whole event. We noticed some turbulence but she never let them even near us. She handled everything and everyone with professionalism. Everyone had great things to say about the whole event. Please do not hesitate to check our event on her fcebook page.
Mr. and Mrs Darby."
"Seriously Valerie was the best wedding planner I could have wished for....she always took my calls before the wedding and answered every question I had for her, she was so easy going on going to look at the venue. She helped me with things that I really had no experience with....like my flowers!..she took full control and they turned out PERFECT!! I felt like i got a new friend through hiring Valerie she is such a nice person and she understood me and understood my style. She made me feel so calm and comfortable on the day of my wedding. Everything was perfect and I know she had the majority to do with it. I would reccommend her to anyone....I Love Valerie and i am so grateful for all she did for me and my wedding planning!! xo My Husband Blaine also loved her and felt so comfortable with her, and thought she was amazing at everything she did! She was also great with my Mom and mother in law...she always remains calm which I love about her, and always has a solution!!"
"Valerie was just awesome to work with. She was resourceful, efficient, pleasant just a real pleasure to work with!!! I highly recommend her!!!"
Cyndie"Thank you Valerie for helping to make Blaine and Miranda's wedding such a special occasion!You hard work and attention to detail was a great asset to Miranda. I especially appreciate your responsiveness and dependability. It didn't matter when we called you, you would make yourself available to us."