Okay, so let me tell you all about Ellie & her services. I’ll start off by saying she LITERALLY was THE BEST decision during this whole process. Seriously, if I could do it all over again, I would pick Ellie every single time. There is not one thing that wasn’t taken care of on time. She was always 10 steps ahead. When I say my wedding was an absolute dream, I truly mean it. And that was because of her. I can’t think of a single thing that went wrong. & I always told myself “something will go wrong & it will be okay” NOTHING went wrong or slipped through the cracks with Ellie. My day was smooth & flawless. All the things I didn’t even think of, she had already handled with grace. Every single chance I get I recommend her to whoever will listen haha. She was always there when I needed suggestions, had concerns or ideas. She always got things done quickly & professionally. She stayed on track with our budget. Literally any big or little thing that concerned me, she took care of it right away. If I didn’t have her, I truly don’t know how anything would have went. I got engaged in April 2018, hired Ellie in October 2018 & got married in June 2019. So we had the pleasure of working with her for 8 months! I HIGHLY recommend her full or partial service! Saves so much time, money & stress & really made this whole process enjoyable for me! To me, what we paid Ellie was such a small price for everything she did for us. I truly think of her as my wedding savior. Hands down Gatherings by Elle is THE BEST in the business!! You will never regret hiring her!
— Jessica D. 2019 Bride
Working with Ellie was the best decision we made about our wedding. She is extremely competent - organized, communicative, thoughtful, creative, and so so easy to work with! From recommending amazing vendors that matched our style (and budget) to giving us her honest opinion and suggestions, Ellie was a dream. She listened to our ideas and vision until she understood what we wanted even better than we did, and everything she created for us was way beyond our expectations. She helped us create gorgeous table decor that was totally within our budget and worked with our florist to come up with stunning table garlands. Our reception had some complicated components (lots of vegetarians and food allergies, a group of kosher attendees with a separate buffet) and Ellie handled it so smoothly and made sure everyone had the best time. Our communication styles matched perfectly - she’s super responsive and always easy to reach via email or text, and kept us updated with her progress finding vendors, coming up with design ideas, etc. We also had some unexpected family/personal issues come up a few months before our wedding, and Ellie was very patient and understanding but still kept us on track. We had a beautiful wedding and everything was perfect, and we absolutely couldn’t have done it without Ellie (and her day-of assistant)!
— Adina B. 2019 Bride
Elle was absolutely amazing and made my dream wedding a reality. She recommended the florist who created beyond beautiful arrangements and the make up/hair artist who made feel so beautiful on my wedding day. My husband was stunned by how perfect our wedding day was. Knowing I had her planning and coordinating everything left me stress free even when I got pneumonia 1 week before our wedding. She is such a professional and so organized that everything went off without a problem (at least to my knowledge). She handled our Malibu Beach wedding expertly.
— Krista P. 2019 Bride
I’m writing this review during our honeymoon because I don’t want to forget how perfect our day was and all Elle did for us. Elle at Gatherings by Elle helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect! During the planning process, she helped answer every question I had. She was always responsive via email and I loved how engaging her social media on Instagram was so I could see all the other weddings she was working on. You can tell she is passionate about helping couples make their wedding dreams come true. She was very patient and helped me put together our event timeline and made stellar recommendations. I was able to enjoy every moment of my wedding because of Elle. She helped ensure that the ceremony and reception were on time and enjoyable for everyone. She came and let my partner and I know when it was time to do our entrance, dance, cake cutting and communicated all logistical issues we had with vendors to ensure she kept us in the loop. If you want to enjoy your day and not have to worry about all the logistics and ensure it’s perfect- from table decor, to timing cues, to fixing your train when you walk down the aisle, to not having to assign responsibilities to a friend or family member who you want to also enjoy the day, hire GBE. You will feel sooooo HAPPY you hired her and more importantly, your day will be amazing! I will be recommending her to every friend who gets engaged. It’s an investment in your day to ensure everything you worked so hard to plan for your day will pay off.
— Jasmine A. 2019 Bride
Gatherings by Elle is the absolute best! I brought Elle as my day-of coordinator and she and her team went above and beyond! Gatherings by Elle ensured that our vision was brought to life. My wedding required detailed coordination as I procured various vendors for every aspect of the wedding. Elle stayed on top of everything! in addition, I had some issues with my venue and one vendor and the team quickly helped resolve the problems. I HIGHLY recommend Gatherings by Elle!
— Priscilla S. 2019 Bride
I absolutely 1000% recommend using Gatherings by Elle. She is so organized, professional, helpful and so fun. We used her as our day of coordinator and she went above and beyond anything we could have asked! Our wedding had a lot of setting up and taking down involved and she did any amazing job at making sure our wedding dreams came true! Thank you!
— Elizabeth R. 2019 Bride
Ellie was by far the best decision i made for my wedding (other thank marrying my husband :) ). She was super responsive and helpful prior in getting things ready for the big day. The day of, she took care of making sure all of the decor and setup was going accordingly. Everything went just as i envisioned. She and her assistant made sure everything was moving along. I can’t even begin to imagine how this would’ve gone without her. But let me tell ya, at the end of the night, i felt so stress free and honestly a big chunk of that goes to Ellie. Thank you so much for making my day as beautiful and flawless as i could’ve imagined!!
— Michelle M. 2019 Bride
Ellie made our wedding day so incredibly smooth! We were not sure if we needed a coordinator, but now we can’t imagine how stressed we’d be without having hired Ellie. She and her assistant were everywhere at once and catered to all of our needs. They adjusted to our pace for the event and helped to keep everything moving along. We barely had to think! Thank you so much for everything!
— Carling S. 2019 Bride
Elle was amazing! My husband and I were nervous about all the details that would need to be taken care of day of and it wasn’t something we wanted to do. Elle took care of everything! She was also so helpful in the month leading up to the wedding. She helped create a schedule for the day’s events and coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The day of our wedding we were able to focus on getting married and having fun - Elle took care of everything else! Everyone needs to have Elle at their wedding!!!
— Ellen L. 2019 Bride
Ellie and her assistant were such pleasures to work with. They were professional while still being so friendly and such fun which put us at ease during the planning process. Ellie was so easy to communicate with and the pricing was unlike any I’ve seen in the surrounding areas (she’s worth every penny, and will help you keep your sanity). Thank you so much again Gatherings by Elle, not only do my husband and I appreciate your help but also my family and friends who had an amazing time.
— Karen B. 2019 Bride
Elle is the absolute best! Having her help with your wedding is one of the smartest things you can do. I had the pleasure of working with her when I booked her as my day of coordinator. She made sure that my day ran smoothly and that I was able to enjoy my wedding, rather than freaking out over the small stuff. She is responsive to emails and texts, organized, experienced, and kind. From a month before the wedding, she was already in contact with all of my vendors making sure that everything would be fine. I had a very large traditional wedding and she was able to handle the size and traditions like a pro. I wish that I had hired her to help plan the entire wedding! Don’t even think twice, book her, she’s worth her weight in gold!
— Jessica I. 2019 Bride
Hiring Ellie was by far the best decision we made when planning our wedding. We were planning from across the country and she was so responsive, organized, and on top of things we didn’t even think about. As a type A person myself, I had no hesitation handing over the reins to Ellie. The weather forecast changed on us last minute and we needed a rain plan — before we even spoke about needing one, she had a new floor plan, everything lined up and had coordinated with all our vendors. There were already a lot of moving pieces to our wedding and she handled the switch flawlessly — I would have lost my mind without her. Do yourself a favor and hire Ellie!
— Kelsey A. 2019 Bride
I hired Elle as a day of coordinator and it was by far the best decision I have made!!! She is super sweet and extremely helpful. She organized everything perfectly and executed my vision beautifully. She was great with all my vendors and guests. I can only imagine how much easier it would have been if I had hired her to plan the whole thing lol. Do not hesitate to hire her. She’s wonderful!
— Sosann H. 2019 Bride
I was on the edge about hiring a day of coordinator but I’m soooo glad I did!! She made sure everything ran smoothly. I knew she was the perfect coordinator after 1 phone call. I had a 300 people Indian / Hispanic reception and there’s nothing that I would change. Communication was very easy and the day off had no issues, at least none that I knew of. We cannot thank you enough for your hard work. I will definitely be recommending you to any of my friends for upcoming weddings!
— Diana G. 2019 Bride
I can’t really put into words how pivotal Elle’s presence was. My wedding was the best night of my life, perfectly executed by Elle! I was able to relax and be pampered all day while Elle was confidently setting up, bringing my vision to life. I could not imagine a better scenario. I didn’t have to worry about anything. She had my guest list, processional order, timeline, decor, all of it perfectly in place. Can’t say enough good things about this person. Thank you so much!
— Danielle M. 2018 Bride