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Absolutely Fabulous Weddings and Events by Nora

FL
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We are a full service Wedding and Event Planning Company with almost two decades of experience. We cover Events from Orlando to Key West in Florida and also have experience in New York,... Read more
We are a full service Wedding and Event Planning Company with almost two decades of experience. We cover Events from Orlando to Key West in Florida and also have experience in New York, Washington D.C. and some other areas. We can provide everything from A-Z for Weddings, Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, Quinces, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations and many other occasions.

If you just need a little help or a lot, we also provide PROFESSIONAL consulting by the occasion or by the hour. We can provide or recommend excellent Catering, Photography, Flowers, Cakes, Venues, DJ's, Linens, Rentals, Lodging and much, much more. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am getting married in November 2013 and attended a wedding at the Tuckahoe Mansion in Stuart Florida on April 07, 2013 and would like to say that I was extremely impressed with my Wedding Planner Nora.
I was a little hesitant at first. We (Nora and I) met from a mutual associate who could not stop bragging about Nora's abilities as a Wedding Planner. I thought that she was too good to be true. She had the answers to all my questions and she made me laugh because she would have most of the questions and answers to them before I even asked. Being the skeptic that I am I was still hesitant. I had asked her about her qualifications as a Planner and they seemed quite impressive. I contacted a few of her previous brides for references after Nora asked them for permission. They all said they were very happy with Nora and one even stated that the stress of planning her wedding made her curse several times at Nora. The girl admitted to being very high strung and after the wedding she realized that it wasn't Nora, it was her own impatience and control issues. She said the wedding went off perfectly just as Nora had tried to convince her many times before. She said she still hasn't had the courage to apologize but she said she eventually will. When I heard this I had a whole new outlook. I probably would have told that girl to go and shove it but it convinced me that Nora is a real trooper and an upright and honest person. After all my detective work I still wanted to see for myself what she could do. I guess fate played a role and I attended a real wedding that Nora was working.
Nora would only say that this wedding was a real challenge with alot of different personalities changing alot of things and she tried to be as accommodating as possible but she would not elaborate only saying that the wedding went off without a hitch. I don't know exactly what she was talking about except the fact she coordinated everything from the ceremony to the last dance extremely well.
I am getting married in November 2013 and attended a wedding at the Tuckahoe Mansion in Stuart Florida on April 07, 2013 Read more...
I am getting married in November 2013 and attended a wedding at the Tuckahoe Mansion in Stuart Florida on April 07, 2013 and would like to say that I was extremely impressed with my Wedding Planner Nora.
I was a little hesitant at first. We (Nora and I) met from a mutual associate who could not stop bragging about Nora's abilities as a Wedding Planner. I thought that she was too good to be true. She had the answers to all my questions and she made me laugh because she would have most of the questions and answers to them before I even asked. Being the skeptic that I am I was still hesitant. I had asked her about her qualifications as a Planner and they seemed quite impressive. I contacted a few of her previous brides for references after Nora asked them for permission. They all said they were very happy with Nora and one even stated that the stress of planning her wedding made her curse several times at Nora. The girl admitted to being very high strung and after the wedding she realized that it wasn't Nora, it was her own impatience and control issues. She said the wedding went off perfectly just as Nora had tried to convince her many times before. She said she still hasn't had the courage to apologize but she said she eventually will. When I heard this I had a whole new outlook. I probably would have told that girl to go and shove it but it convinced me that Nora is a real trooper and an upright and honest person. After all my detective work I still wanted to see for myself what she could do. I guess fate played a role and I attended a real wedding that Nora was working.
Nora would only say that this wedding was a real challenge with alot of different personalities changing alot of things and she tried to be as accommodating as possible but she would not elaborate only saying that the wedding went off without a hitch. I don't know exactly what she was talking about except the fact she coordinated everything from the ceremony to the last dance extremely well. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Invitations, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Nora is great at what she does!! If you are hesitant about hiring her as a planner go for it. The only issue I had is I wanted an itemized list but never recieved it. She is great about taking you vision and making it come to life just make sure to voice your wants and stick to it. Just make sure that you get everything in writing and pay attention to the contract. We used some of the vendors Nora recommended (Cake, Flowers, Dj, Lighting, linens). She brought everything together and everything the day of ran smoothly.
Nora is great at what she does!! If you are hesitant about hiring her as a planner go for it. The only issue I had is I Read more...
Nora is great at what she does!! If you are hesitant about hiring her as a planner go for it. The only issue I had is I wanted an itemized list but never recieved it. She is great about taking you vision and making it come to life just make sure to voice your wants and stick to it. Just make sure that you get everything in writing and pay attention to the contract. We used some of the vendors Nora recommended (Cake, Flowers, Dj, Lighting, linens). She brought everything together and everything the day of ran smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
I would hands down recommend Absolutely Fabulous Weddings for "day of coordination". Lot's of things we could not have predicted happened the day of and Nora stepped up to the plate and was a great problem solver. At the end of the day, she helped things run smoothly.

Now...If you are expecting services like keeping track of vendors hired outside of the contracted package, expense sheet updates, things to do or have list, make sure you mention that during your consultation otherwise it won't happen.

I do however appreciate that Absolutely Fabulous Weddings found a beautiful wedding venue for me. As a destination wedding bride, I had a hard time finding options that fit in my price range and Nora was able to suggest a fabulous location that fit us perfectly.
I would hands down recommend Absolutely Fabulous Weddings for "day of coordination". Lot's of things we could not have Read more...
I would hands down recommend Absolutely Fabulous Weddings for "day of coordination". Lot's of things we could not have predicted happened the day of and Nora stepped up to the plate and was a great problem solver. At the end of the day, she helped things run smoothly.

Now...If you are expecting services like keeping track of vendors hired outside of the contracted package, expense sheet updates, things to do or have list, make sure you mention that during your consultation otherwise it won't happen.

I do however appreciate that Absolutely Fabulous Weddings found a beautiful wedding venue for me. As a destination wedding bride, I had a hard time finding options that fit in my price range and Nora was able to suggest a fabulous location that fit us perfectly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
My mom is not just now coming ‘on board’ with this experience!! She has been a part of this the whole time. My mom and dad paid for the venue, my mom was there WITH NORA, me, my sister, my brother and my future brother in law to do a walkthrough of the venue, my mom has been at nearly all of the meetings, my mom is making the cake for the wedding, my mom is doing the dessert table, my mom HAS CATERED FOR NORAS PREVIOUS WEDDINGS BEFORE! My parents have gone above and BEYOND to make this day special, so how dare she make my mom feel like she hasn’t been ‘on board’. Screw you Nora. AND OBVIOUSLY my sister, and her fiancé are going to make changes to certain things…it is after all THEIR wedding. EVERYONE who is getting married makes changes to their wedding. The wedding is in less than a month and Nora is JUST NOW deciding to try and get all of her ducks in a row. I am furious right now writing this, and hope I can keep my cool on the wedding day. I want nothing more than for my sister’s day to be amazing and memorable…if Nora pulls any of her sketchy little stunts that day I will not be to shy to pull her aside and tell her how I really am feeling. My sister, her fiancé, and our family has basically planed this entire wedding. My sister and future brother in law are basically paying Nora to make their lives a living hell. I will be sure to post something after the wedding in April to update all of you brides about if the actual wedding went smoothly or not. But in the mean time, PLEASE DO NOT HIRE NORA…THIS IS MY ADVICE TO ALL COUPLE GETTING MARRIED! SAVE YOURSELF THE STRESS!!!
My mom is not just now coming ‘on board’ with this experience!! She has been a part of this the whole time. My mom and dad Read more...
My mom is not just now coming ‘on board’ with this experience!! She has been a part of this the whole time. My mom and dad paid for the venue, my mom was there WITH NORA, me, my sister, my brother and my future brother in law to do a walkthrough of the venue, my mom has been at nearly all of the meetings, my mom is making the cake for the wedding, my mom is doing the dessert table, my mom HAS CATERED FOR NORAS PREVIOUS WEDDINGS BEFORE! My parents have gone above and BEYOND to make this day special, so how dare she make my mom feel like she hasn’t been ‘on board’. Screw you Nora. AND OBVIOUSLY my sister, and her fiancé are going to make changes to certain things…it is after all THEIR wedding. EVERYONE who is getting married makes changes to their wedding. The wedding is in less than a month and Nora is JUST NOW deciding to try and get all of her ducks in a row. I am furious right now writing this, and hope I can keep my cool on the wedding day. I want nothing more than for my sister’s day to be amazing and memorable…if Nora pulls any of her sketchy little stunts that day I will not be to shy to pull her aside and tell her how I really am feeling. My sister, her fiancé, and our family has basically planed this entire wedding. My sister and future brother in law are basically paying Nora to make their lives a living hell. I will be sure to post something after the wedding in April to update all of you brides about if the actual wedding went smoothly or not. But in the mean time, PLEASE DO NOT HIRE NORA…THIS IS MY ADVICE TO ALL COUPLE GETTING MARRIED! SAVE YOURSELF THE STRESS!!! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was actually flawless from beginning to end! Nora is very talented in what she does. She made sure I felt like a princess at all times and made my vision go beyond my wildest dreams. Communicate everything you expect because she will deliver and more! Trust her even if communication gets lost. ENJOY!
My wedding was actually flawless from beginning to end! Nora is very talented in what she does. She made sure I felt like Read more...
My wedding was actually flawless from beginning to end! Nora is very talented in what she does. She made sure I felt like a princess at all times and made my vision go beyond my wildest dreams. Communicate everything you expect because she will deliver and more! Trust her even if communication gets lost. ENJOY! Read less
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BEAUTIFUL SPRING WEDDING!
Wedding:
3/31/2012
4.7/5.0
The service that Nora Rodriguez provided as the Wedding Coordinator for My daughter's wedding on March 31, 2012 was very good. She took care of the little details that we could not.

Her fellow vendors were also of excellent reputation. The Flowers were beautiful at the ceremony and the tables were ALL beautifully decorated. The photographer caught ALL the right moments and expressions. The Food was excellent, absolutely mouth watering. The Music was perfect during the ceremony, the dinner and the big celebration as we danced the night away (the best DJ). The Cake was scrumptious and beautifully decorated.

The Weather was the best sunshine I have ever seen for a wedding.

I highly recommend her services and all the vendors she is associated with.

My daughter, her new husband and ALL the guests had a wonderful time. Everyone said is was the "BEST" wedding they have ever attended.

THANK YOU!!!
The service that Nora Rodriguez provided as the Wedding Coordinator for My daughter's wedding on March 31, 2012 was very Read more...
The service that Nora Rodriguez provided as the Wedding Coordinator for My daughter's wedding on March 31, 2012 was very good. She took care of the little details that we could not.

Her fellow vendors were also of excellent reputation. The Flowers were beautiful at the ceremony and the tables were ALL beautifully decorated. The photographer caught ALL the right moments and expressions. The Food was excellent, absolutely mouth watering. The Music was perfect during the ceremony, the dinner and the big celebration as we danced the night away (the best DJ). The Cake was scrumptious and beautifully decorated.

The Weather was the best sunshine I have ever seen for a wedding.

I highly recommend her services and all the vendors she is associated with.

My daughter, her new husband and ALL the guests had a wonderful time. Everyone said is was the "BEST" wedding they have ever attended.

THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Nora was Amazing!!!
She really was a great help with all the planning. She helped provide us the best vendors and saved us a lot of money. She worked well with us and our budget. She had great ideas and suggestions that worked perfectly with the vision I had for our wedding. On the day of our wedding we came across a situation that could have ruined my day, but Nora was so amazing and just handled everything. She approached me with the situation and had a plan to fix it immediately. She was great!!! We had the best wedding and reception ever. When i think of the perfect dream wedding, I think of my wedding. It was amazing and everything came together perfectly. Our guests all complimented us on how great our wedding was and how much fun they had at the reception.
Nora was Amazing!!!
She really was a great help with all the planning. She helped provide us the best vendors and Read more...
Nora was Amazing!!!
She really was a great help with all the planning. She helped provide us the best vendors and saved us a lot of money. She worked well with us and our budget. She had great ideas and suggestions that worked perfectly with the vision I had for our wedding. On the day of our wedding we came across a situation that could have ruined my day, but Nora was so amazing and just handled everything. She approached me with the situation and had a plan to fix it immediately. She was great!!! We had the best wedding and reception ever. When i think of the perfect dream wedding, I think of my wedding. It was amazing and everything came together perfectly. Our guests all complimented us on how great our wedding was and how much fun they had at the reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin... Nora was absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! She went well above and beyond again and again for me and I can't thank her enough. I hired her as my day-of coordinator only, but I feel like she was my full wedding planner. She was always available to answer the millions of questions I asked of her, she had tons of excellent advice to offer me, and she was simply a pleasure to work with. She was so kind and understanding and really came through when I needed her. For example, a few days before the wedding I was stressing and running around like crazy, so rather than ask me to bring all my wedding stuff to her office, she drove out to my house to pick it up to make it easier on me. I feel like she went above and beyond because I certainly did not pay her a lot to do what she did, and I will be forever grateful. My husband and I paid for our own wedding, and she was very understanding that finances were a little difficult for us. She made every effort to give me the best price she could for her services, but also helped me find some great vendors to help save me money without sacrificing quality. Additionally, Nora definitely knows her stuff and knows a lot of people in the business, so if you can go with her vendors and hire her for the whole package, do it. I ended up hiring a few vendors on my own, but then later found out that they work with Nora and could have offered me a better deal had I gone through her. She also works for the catering company Americaters. I did my catering through them which was equally amazing, but it was great to be able to work with Nora on that end as well. She really worked with me and helped me negotiate a good price for my catering, and in the end the food was amazing and the service was very professional. I really felt like Nora was on my side throughout the whole process, helping me to negotiate with vendors and get the best deal and the best quality service.

As for the wedding itself, it went off without a hitch thanks to Nora. She ran the show like a pro. The wedding was at the Deering Estate which is a really complicated high-end venue because you have to bring in all the vendors on your own, but Nora really knows the place well and knows the logistics of how to make the event run smoothly. I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding because Nora had it completely under control the whole time.

There is literally not one point of criticism I have for Nora. If you are looking for a wedding coordinator you can TRUST, who will do an incredible job, and who will also give you a great, honest price, Nora is it. My wedding was hands down the best day of my life, and I genuinely have Nora to thank for making that possible.
Where do I begin... Nora was absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! She went well above and beyond again and again for me and I Read more...
Where do I begin... Nora was absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! She went well above and beyond again and again for me and I can't thank her enough. I hired her as my day-of coordinator only, but I feel like she was my full wedding planner. She was always available to answer the millions of questions I asked of her, she had tons of excellent advice to offer me, and she was simply a pleasure to work with. She was so kind and understanding and really came through when I needed her. For example, a few days before the wedding I was stressing and running around like crazy, so rather than ask me to bring all my wedding stuff to her office, she drove out to my house to pick it up to make it easier on me. I feel like she went above and beyond because I certainly did not pay her a lot to do what she did, and I will be forever grateful. My husband and I paid for our own wedding, and she was very understanding that finances were a little difficult for us. She made every effort to give me the best price she could for her services, but also helped me find some great vendors to help save me money without sacrificing quality. Additionally, Nora definitely knows her stuff and knows a lot of people in the business, so if you can go with her vendors and hire her for the whole package, do it. I ended up hiring a few vendors on my own, but then later found out that they work with Nora and could have offered me a better deal had I gone through her. She also works for the catering company Americaters. I did my catering through them which was equally amazing, but it was great to be able to work with Nora on that end as well. She really worked with me and helped me negotiate a good price for my catering, and in the end the food was amazing and the service was very professional. I really felt like Nora was on my side throughout the whole process, helping me to negotiate with vendors and get the best deal and the best quality service.

As for the wedding itself, it went off without a hitch thanks to Nora. She ran the show like a pro. The wedding was at the Deering Estate which is a really complicated high-end venue because you have to bring in all the vendors on your own, but Nora really knows the place well and knows the logistics of how to make the event run smoothly. I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding because Nora had it completely under control the whole time.

There is literally not one point of criticism I have for Nora. If you are looking for a wedding coordinator you can TRUST, who will do an incredible job, and who will also give you a great, honest price, Nora is it. My wedding was hands down the best day of my life, and I genuinely have Nora to thank for making that possible. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Nora was the wedding coordinator for our wedding in February, she was amazing! The wedding I had always envisioned as a child was made true because of her. Everything was beautiful and all of the vendors that she brought in were great! Very professional, very attentive to detail and goes above and beyond to make the bride and groom happy. Thank You Nora soo much for all you did. :D
Nora was the wedding coordinator for our wedding in February, she was amazing! The wedding I had always envisioned as a Read more...
Nora was the wedding coordinator for our wedding in February, she was amazing! The wedding I had always envisioned as a child was made true because of her. Everything was beautiful and all of the vendors that she brought in were great! Very professional, very attentive to detail and goes above and beyond to make the bride and groom happy. Thank You Nora soo much for all you did. :D Read less
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Kacie
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.8/5.0
Nora was a pleasure when planning our wedding. She certainly knows her stuff and was very helpful in making decisions. I had a wedding outside and she was responsible for the tent and everything to make it look NOT like a tent. I can honestly say I was shocked when I saw it. It looked better than I ever thought possible! Nora means business and she knows hers well. If you want your wedding planner to be your best friend and hold your hand and agree with everything you say or demand, don't go with Nora. Nora delivers what works!! She was not afraid to go against things I suggested and at the end I was thrilled because she clearly knew better! Nora takes her job serious and it shows in her work. Thanks again Nora! I couldn't have been more satisfied with my wedding!
Nora was a pleasure when planning our wedding. She certainly knows her stuff and was very helpful in making decisions. I Read more...
Nora was a pleasure when planning our wedding. She certainly knows her stuff and was very helpful in making decisions. I had a wedding outside and she was responsible for the tent and everything to make it look NOT like a tent. I can honestly say I was shocked when I saw it. It looked better than I ever thought possible! Nora means business and she knows hers well. If you want your wedding planner to be your best friend and hold your hand and agree with everything you say or demand, don't go with Nora. Nora delivers what works!! She was not afraid to go against things I suggested and at the end I was thrilled because she clearly knew better! Nora takes her job serious and it shows in her work. Thanks again Nora! I couldn't have been more satisfied with my wedding! Read less
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