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Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc.

New York , NY
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LOCATION

265 Canal Street, Suite 206
New York, NY US 10013 (map)

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ABOUT US

What Makes an Affair Exquisite? Since 2006, Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. has been providing devotion, care and drive to its clients above all else. The company started as a home... Read more
What Makes an Affair Exquisite? Since 2006, Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. has been providing devotion, care and drive to its clients above all else. The company started as a home based business run by its creator Christine Viola and with these same driving forces the company has expanded to a full staff and a wide array of vendors. All these have come together to make Exquisite Affairs the company that it is today.
EAP Inc. offers Wedding Planning, Day of Coordination, and a variety of creative services including custom designed invitations and stationery.

Imagine being able to just wake up to the wedding of your dreams and not worry about the ins and outs of what makes your wedding so beautiful. Our staff is dedicated to making your wedding day all yours and not about those stressful details that we will handle with the utmost care and devotion.

Please refer to the Services & Products section for additional information.

View the profiles of the EAP Family by visiting the EAP Coordinates and EAP Creates sections of our website.



Our Tremendous Accolades -- thanks to all our brides!

- Knot Best of Wedding Magazine, Event Planners - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

- Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

- Style Me Pretty, Little Black Book Vendor - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

- Junebug Best of Weddings - 2012, 2013

- Once Wed Member - 2012, 2013 Read less

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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
2
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Various
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
Various
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
3 - 1,000 Guests
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Various

REVIEWS

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Iana
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm proud to say that I was nowhere near the bridezilla that everyone expected me to be and I'm confident in saying that it was all due to having Christine and her team at close reach. From beginning to end, EAP made the entire wedding planning process a smooth sail and eased any worries that I had. Thank you again, Christine and Tara!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
EAP was the best vendor I worked with during my wedding process. Within one hour of my first phone call with Christine, she already had a solution for a cake emergency. She always responded quickly to emails, no matter how random/silly the question or problem. During the wedding day, Christine and Tara were amazingly helpful. They took care of everyyything - from bowties to dress bows to crazy chinese families during tea ceremonies. I laugh when I look back and think that I was going to go through the day without a DOC. I would highly recommend EAP - it was money well spent for sure and I plan on getting them for my sister whenshe gets married!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lindsey
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We can not say enough good things about the wonderful experience we had working with Christine and Tara at EAP. We knew from the beginning we were going to need help navigating the very cluttered wedding vendor environment in NYC, so we met with multiple planners who all had positive reviews online, but the others charged a very high, fixed rate that didn't make sense with our budget. So we went with EAP, not only because it was a great value, but because from our first conversation with Christine we felt confident that they would do a wonderful job. They answered every question, big and silly, quickly and clearly. They were very receptive to all of our ideas, and were able to effectively make our vision a reality even beyond what we ever could have imagined (without being afraid to guide us in a different direction in situations where their experience indicated that our choices might not be the best). Our wedding was absolutely wonderful. Yes, we are biased, but we also had several friends and family tell us it was the best and most fun wedding they've ever been to. And I know that wouldn't have happened without EAP - their expert guidance, vendor recommendations, and day-of services. While I never plan to marry again :) I do wish I could have an excuse to work with them again!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Melinda
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Christine, her staff at Exquisite Affairs Productions (EAP) and all of the vendors that she provided us with for our wedding were an absolute pleasure to work with. Our wedding was amazing and we have had so many people tell us that it was one of the most beautiful weddings that they have ever been too. We owe it all to Christine for all of her hard work. Also on a personal note, Christine is a fabulous person - very professional, personable and a real pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her and EAP to anyone that wants the best for their wedding day - EAP and Christine will deliver!!!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Will
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding this past October at The Foundry in Long Island City was a phenomenal success, in no small part thanks to Tara Geremia of Exquisite Affairs Productions. Since the venue is a raw space, my wife and I were tasked with bringing in all of our own vendors and coordinating every single detail of the ceremony and reception. Naively, we thought we could handle all the planning ourselves...but soon realized we should stick to our day jobs. Trying to anticipate and visualize every detail proved mind-numbing. So we brought in Tara and our stress levels went down immediately. I think coordinating a wedding comes down to two main things-- anticipation and execution....two things Tara excels at. Anticipation seems to come with experience and Tara's been doing this for years so she would ask questions we never even considered and really helped us visualize every aspect of the ceremony and reception so we got exactly what we wanted. Execution really comes down to personality. I call Tara "the fixer" because she's no nonsense and simply makes it happen. Like most weddings, we had a few last minute hiccups (one was my fault and the other was the florist's fault) but Tara came through and smoothed them over before anyone noticed, including my wife...so that was huge! Bottom line, if you appreciate your sanity and want to ensure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch...get a professional coordinator involved. And while you're at it, try to lock in Tara because she's the best in the business. We're lucky we finally came to our senses.
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine as my day-of-coordinator very early in my planning process based on a recommendation from my cousin, who had hired Christine for her March 2012 wedding. Christine was extremely helpful from the moment I hired her until the moment we said goodbye on my wedding day. Christine is top professional in the wedding industry and has tons of recommendations on vendors and what to ask before you hire them.

In the weeks leading up to my wedding and on the day of, Christine was a constant calming force, fixing any issues that arose and reassuring me that everything we had worked so hard on would come to fruition. She put together an extremely detailed schedule of what would happen on the wedding day and made sure that all our vendors were confirmed and had a copy. Everything went perfectly on the day of and I know that it was thanks to Christine's hard work.

If you are lucky enough to find that Christine is available for your wedding date, I highly recommend you book her before someone else does!
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CaseAnna
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara is fantastic!! Even though she was my day of coordinator, we had been in touch for months before the day of the wedding. She would return my never-ending questions about wedding etiquette and advice in a prompt manner. On my wedding day, I had forgotten to purchase a bouquet for my junior bridesmaid and she quickly and calmly solved the issue. She made a beautiful bouquet out of the flowers from the flower girls' baskets (flower girls carried a "here comes the bride" sign). Also, I was not only on time, but early for my ceremony. Not many brides can say that! Everything flowed smoothly and I am so thankful for Tara. I highly recommend her for anyone's wedding day!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Allison
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
You made the wedding as incredible as it was. I was calm the entire time because I knew you had everything under control. Although you were my 'day of' coordinator you were the one vendor who helped the most since day one. I appreciate all the help and had such so much fun with you throughout the day. thanks again
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Christine was amazing, extremely helpful, responsive, professional and loaded with vendor recommendations and experience. She kept us on track with all details and timings! AWESOME!!!
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Dana
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
When you are planning a wedding, you have a lot of things to consider. For my husband and I, family politics were a bit tricky, the budget was very tight for the location we chose, and we were organizing things from across the country. With these factors and more at play, Christine was our guardian angel. From the moment we met her, we knew she was perfect for our wedding: tough, no-nonsense, straightforward, and most of all, incredibly caring. She truly worked wonders for months leading to the day of, and helped shape our floral design among other tasks with vendors. At the wedding, she and Annie fit in seamlessly and managed the expectations and neuroses of a LOT of big personalities, and even knew to crack the whip on my now-husband when he was running late for a ridiculous reason. Did I mention that she also basically taught us how to do a Jewish wedding? Yep, that too.

Basically, I can't say enough. EAP forever!!!! And my eternal gratitude.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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James
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring EAP to plan our wedding was easily the best decision and investment that my wife and I made, especially since we planned the whole thing in four months. They had prior experience at our venue and knew all of the go-to vendors (flowers, music, transportation, etc.). What's more, they did all the negotiating with these vendors, drastically reducing the number of items on our to-do list. Whenever we emailed Christine with a question, she responded quickly, clearly, and decisively. This last bit is especially important for nervous newlyweds. If she ever got impatient with us or was busy planning other events, she didn't show it. In fact, Christine was unfailingly positive and professional throughout the summer. On the day of the wedding, she and Janine ran a tight ship and made sure everything went off without a hitch. We were so happy that we sent a thank-you note to them before boarding the plane to our honeymoon. It's not hyperbole to say that they helped make our wedding the best day of our lives.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about Christine and EAP! I work in Hotels and experienced first hand how every facet of her clients' events are equally important so I knew I had to work with her on my big day. She is truly a jack of all trades-taking day of changes in stride (she even put together a beautiful bouquet at the last minute for a procession addition!) Christine was responsive, quick to assist with vendors and seamlessly brought together all of our elements for an absolutely perfect day with zero stress. Hats off to Christine, Tara, and EAP!
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Lizzie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Christine Viola as my day-of coordinator, but that title doesn't do justice to everything she did for our wedding! Throughout the planning process, Christine referred us to fabulous vendors, answered all of our questions via email, and even went to several florist meetings with us. She is extremely responsive, and knows her stuff. Her very detailed timeline kept the wedding day running smoothly and allowed me (and my mother!) to relax and have fun. Christine really went above and beyond, even redoing bridesmaids' hair that had suffered in the humidity of the afternoon and a brief downpour during pictures. Annie was also there on the day of our wedding to help with transportation and logistics, but I am most grateful for her running out to our picture location with umbrellas for us. I cannot recommend Christine and Exquisite Affairs Productions enough!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Shawna
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Christine and her team of wedding experts are quite simply a dream. You want peace of mind during one of the most important and stressful events in your life - call Christine. She has answers and solutions to practically anything. From venues to decor to invitations to wardrobe to everything in between, she has it down pat. If you're on a budget, and haven't considered putting money toward a planner, I can only say that Christine is still the smart and economical choice. I would highly recommend paying for her service and she will find ways to save money for you elsewhere and you will be buying yourself a beautiful, less stressful and more memorable wedding. Her connections in the field are priceless. But it's not just her business savvy that makes her such a wise investment. Christine is just a nice person. Having any drama (and trust me there always is)? Christine picks up her phone or answers late night emails with helpful advice or just kind words in a flash. She's a people person and knows how to deal with most any personality. She and her team were always kind and courteous leading up to the day with the millions of requests we had, and the day of the wedding they took care of things I never would have thought of (but did when I got home and was so grateful were handled for me!). My wedding was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. People are still calling me about how incredible it was. I have Christine to thank for that.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Jennfier
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Christine is amazing. She knows absolutely everything about weddings! She takes on all the stress of the wedding allowing you to relax. Everyone asked if I was nervous through the last month and commented on how calm I was, I just didn't understand why everyone kept asking, I really didn't have any worries at all! Christine is the reason why! My dress ripped before I even got to my venue, Christine sewed it up with her needle and thread. The projector's sound wasn't working at the venue so she quickly changed the schedule so no one would notice. There were so many things and I'm sure there were even things that I didn't notice that she took care of effortlessly. I already miss the emails I would get from her with wedding details. She's super responsive and attentive. She will help keep you in line with your budget and give you alternative suggestions when you want every single thing you've ever seen on TV at your wedding. Don't even think about it, get her for your wedding before someone else does!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married, do yourself and get a wedding planner. If you are getting married in the NYC area, your best bet is EAP. Christine and her team are amazing. They know the best of the best in the area, they have professional relationships with reliable, responsible and talented vendors. My wedding was perfect, it was everything I hoped for and more, and I attribute a lot of that to EAP. They helped me choose the perfect vendors, listened to exactly want i wanted and helped make it all work out. Everything they recommended, venue, hair/make-up, florist, DJ, photographer, everything was perfect. My friends and family were thoroughly impressed with everything and we had the most wonderful day ever.
My situation is somewhat unique in that I grew up in NY and wanted to have the wedding there but am currently living in CA. Throughout the long planning process Christine and her team were incredibly responsive, on time with everything, helped me manage my budget and my (occasionally) stressed out mental state. They worked around my less than convenient schedule and did everything with a smile and kind words. You can't ask for anyone better on your team than Christine. If it needs to happen, Christine can make it happen. She can move mountains! I am extremely grateful for all they work she put into my wedding. It took a tremendous weight off of my shoulders because I know I can trust her 100%. I was able to relax, enjoy and eat! at my wedding because I knew that if anything came up Christine could take care of it. Can't thank you all enough! Truly appreciate all your hard work!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Crystall
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Christine = THE BEST. She was amazing to work with from start to finish. When we began working with Christine we had already booked our venue and most major vendors. We were excited to learn that she had existing relationships with the majority of our vendors, which made coordinating everything much easier. For those vendors that we had not already chosen, i.e. Florist, she provided amazing recommendations, which helped us to stay within budget and bring our wedding vision to life! Her extremely friendly, funny and relaxed demeanor made the wedding planning process much easier. She always made herself available to talk, whether on the phone or in person, to ask advice and discuss the details of our big day. She also helped us get through a few mini-breakdowns along the way, playing not only the role of wedding planner, but therapist when needed. We never had to wonder about when our upcoming payments were for our vendors as Christine helped keep us organized and gave us payment reminders proactively, before we even had to ask. She also helped organize our visits to the florist and venue to pick out our flowers, place settings, table set up and the specific site in which our ceremony would take place. The day of the wedding Christine really shined! Not only had she worked many events at our venue, but she had a great rapport with the staff and management. We didn't have to worry about anything as she made sure to tell us what to do and when to do it. She put together a day of schedule and made sure that everyone involved (family, bridal party, photo/video, make-up/hair, officiant, bride and groom) followed it to a T. Our wedding truly was a perfect day and that was largely due to the hard work of Christine and her wonderful team. Words could not express how thankful we are to her. The months leading up to the wedding Christine became more than just a wedding planner to us. We are lucky to consider her a friend and would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone!
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Gemma
Wedding:
6/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Christine and her team enough for the most memorable, amazing day a couple could ask for. From not living in NY but in Australia, we knew we were out of our depth about 2 months into planning and requested the services of EAP. With Christine on board, everything became so more more easier (and less stressful and therefore more fun). She had answers to my many questions, and provided us great reviews of vendors we were looking at. It was great she knew so many of the people we chose, as its all flowed so well on the day. Christine and Janine worked on the day of the wedding and made everything so easy and were on top of everything. Guests commented on how smoothly the day ran and it was thanks to these two angels. The a/c was not working properly in the hotel the morning of the wedding and it was getting hot as we tried to get ready, we called reception and the sent someone to reset the a/c but to no avail. Christine arrived and sorted it assertively and professionally and we moved rooms in less than 10 mins. She is an absolute star and I will miss my emails from her now but I cannot praise EAP enough for the great work they provide, highly recommended!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I were completely overwhelmed when we first started planning our wedding, trying to balance what we envisioned with the expectations of our families. As soon as we decided to use Christine as our wedding planner, we started to enjoy the process a lot more. She is warm, funny, extremely organized, responsive to our emails, and has advice for everything! She was able to help me navigate everything from family politics to deciphering what type of flower I was trying to describe. A few weeks before the wedding, we had a total meltdown over the budget and Christine jumped into action. She calmed us down, helped us understand what happened, and never once made us feel like we were being unreasonable (though, we probably would have deserved it).
For our wedding day, we had Tara as our wedding coordinator and we absolutely adored her. She checked in a few days before the wedding and the morning of to see how I was doing and even went out of her way to bring me a copy of the New York Times so we could photograph our wedding announcement. She did a really good job of reminding us not to worry about the small details and just to go with the flow of the day. We had comments from our family and wedding guests that "the people running our event" did a really good job because the day flowed perfectly. I really appreciated her calm and positive energy throughout the day. I have no idea whether anything went wrong on our wedding day because she literally took care of everything.
Throughout the entire wedding planning process, we had many vendors tell us, completely unsolicited, that Christine, Tara and the EAP team are the best in the business in NYC. It's one thing for brides to love their wedding planners, but I think that the vendors opinions speak volumes since they see the "behind the scenes" truth. Having the EAP team help you plan your wedding is certainly one of the best decisions any couple can make, no matter where they are in the wedding planning process.
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Marissa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I used EAP for my "day of" coordination and for addressing my envelopes. The envelopes were easy-peasy. I had a choice of basically any color or font I wanted. Laurie was very responsive and her turn-around time was super fast. Sure, it's something we could have done on our own but she definitely made it easier and for a reasonable price. I think choosing the things to vet out to other people is key in wedding planning.

Tara was fantastic for "day of" coordination. Except it went well beyond the day. She made sure that my timeline was set and organized and gave me some advice on how to set everything up. She contacted all of my vendors in advance and made sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there. We had a slight hiccup at the venue and she made sure that it was resolved without a problem. Talk about taking the pressure off! She really helped make our wedding the best day ever! I would recommend Tara and EAP without hesitation.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Ramin
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
At first i was hesitant bc i just did not want to spend the money. My fiance (now wife) and i finally agreed to just go for it and we never looked back. Having Christine and Tara at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Not only did Christine respond to our countless emails leading up to the big day but we just didnt have to worry about anything the day of. There are just so many issues that arise all day long that you need someone who knows how to deal with people and get things done to be by your side. Christine did just that. I would absolutely reccommend her services to any of my friends.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Christine was amazing. Besides being organized and understanding to all our needs, she was best at making us feel that everything will be great (which it was). The assurance was more important to us than anything really. Thank you Christine!
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have higher praise for Christine of Exquisite Affairs Productions. From the second I met her, more than a year before my wedding, I knew we would click instantly. She's very down to earth, honest, and hilarious. While we had already selected a venue by the time I met her, we were completely clueless about how to go about choosing our vendors. There's just too many choices in NY! Christine has excellent connections, though. She would present us with 2-4 options for each vendor, reducing the amount of research time we had to do ourselves. And the hardest part was choosing between the vendors, since they were all professional and impressive. She probably took hours and hours out of our planning time! She was also great at dealing with family dynamics and the strong personalities that tried to intervene along the way!! She always handled everything politically, taking the pressure off of me, the bride, who was dealing with everyone's comments and opinions. Everything went flawlessly on the day of the wedding and everyone is still talking about the food, music, photos, venue, etc etc. We could not have planned such a successful event without her.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I worked with Tara at EAP, and couldn't have been happier. She was extremely organized and helpful and put everyone at ease throughout the day. She was always right there when needed and ensured that everything went smoothly. Everyone was able to just enjoy the day, thanks to her. We are so happy we booked her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Nao
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciated Christine's professionalism and courtesy to us every step of the way. She played a HUGE part in making sure that everything went as planned, and because of that we heard nothing but GREAT things about everything, beginning to end, from all of our guests.

From the moment we met, we felt assured by her knowledge of the ceremony and reception sites, the vendors we were working with, and overall talent in coordinating everything. Her suggestions were so spot on that we really appreciated her attention to detail.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, , Transportation
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christine was a pleasure to work with; she was incredibly responsive and attentive to every detail. They day ran smoothly thanks to her help!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erin
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Exquisite Affairs Productions was incredible. Christine was always on top of everything: who we needed to contact and with what, who had been paid and hadn't, what else we needed to find. She also did it on a budget, customizing a more affordable package for us based on our needs and what we had already found. Our wedding would not have happened without her. Laurie, on the design end, really listened to what our ideas were and what we were going for and made all of our stationary match us. The whole team was a dream to work with and made our wedding magical and seamless.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Janine and Exquisite Affairs Productions were an absolute dream to work with. Janine came on board as a Day Of Coordinator but, honestly, was completely responsive and helpful in the months leading up to our wedding and thus felt more like a wedding planner. They recommended the most amazing florist, make-up artist, hairstylists, and transportation company, and even came to the consultations with the florist. She was so nice, thoughtful and organized, and I knew I could count on her to help the night's events run smoothly, and it was a huge relief to not have to worry about anything the day of. Not to mention the fact that I gave her instructions on how I envisioned setting everything up, and the end result really exceeded all my expectations. I would highly recommend Janine and Exquisite Affairs Productions --truly the best company out there in the Tri-State area.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Christine as our day of coordinator and could not have made a better decision. She made it possible for me to enjoy our big day! She was so helpful in managing the transportation, setting up at our venue, and making sure that everything transitioned seamlessly. I highly recommend hiring Christine & her team to handle your day of - it was the best money spent on this wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Extremely responsive and very professional. Vendor recommendations are spot on.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christine's services were invaluable, especially the day of the wedding. Don't know how we would have done it without her.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine's services were nothing short of fantastic. She helped me all throughout the wedding process, answering all of my random questions, advising me on vendors and calming my nerves when anxiety hit. The most important service she provided was preparing my day of wedding schedule which was the blueprint for my day. On the day of my wedding, Christine made sure everything ran smoothly and took all of the pressure off of me, allowing me to fully enjoy my special moments. I have nothing but the best to say about Christine and would recommend her services to even the pickiest bride.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine was absolutely phenomenal. I don't think my wedding would have gone off NEARLY as smoothly had I not enlisted her services. She was organized, competent, friendly and professional. She kept everyone in our very large bridal party in line, kept our families happy and kept us (the bride and groom) calm. She was invaluable to me and I would have paid triple what she charged. I cannot say enough good things about Christine and EAP!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rica
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie has done a phenomenal job with all paper-related items for my wedding. She did my Save the Dates, and worked with her to create the most beautiful letterpress invitations that were classic and elegant. Everything came out beyond my expectations, and Laurie was extremely responsive and flexible with everything -- from timing, to budget to working with me on my designs. I would highly recommend her to all my friends, and I know I will continue to use her services for years to come.
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christine was great at figuring out solutions to the last minute situations that arose.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola was my day-of coordinator, and I could not have asked for a more professional and yet fun person to work with for my wedding. Ever since we started working together, she was there whenever I had a question. She usually answered my email within an hour and from her responses, I could tell that she knows her stuff. She went out of her way to help me arrange for transportation, which took a lot of patience because there was quite a bit of back-and-forth before we could finalize the contract. On the day of the wedding, Christine was a god-send. I was a nervous wreck and she kept me calm. She thought of things that didn't even cross my mind - she drove me to the location where I wanted to take some pictures just so that my feet wouldn't hurt. It's a good feeling to have someone to depend on on your big day, no matter what goes wrong. If you are looking for an organized professional who will take good care of you on your wedding day, Christine is you gal!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Laura
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Best Wedding Decision I Made!
Christine was referred to me by a friend right after we chose Studio450 as our venue. We fell in love with Studio450, but quickly realized how overwhelming it is to hire all the individual vendors required there. One of the biggest values that EAP offers, is their extensive network of proven and fantastic vendors for all budgets. Christine made the process so easy, after getting to know us, she would introduce us to a few vendor options that matched with our personalities, style, and budget.
Christine was always available for a quick talk and was incredible about responding to emails. The only unpleasant experience I had throughout the planning process was with a vendor I hired outside of Christine.
The actual wedding day could not have gone smoother and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of my wedding day! I did not have to worry about anything other than being in the moment, and that was worth every penny to me. We were thrilled with all the vendors recommended by EAP, and would not change a thing. Hiring EAP was absolutely the best decision we made!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kate
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone at EAP was wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond to any questions and always found a solution.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Dana
Wedding:
8/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to begin? A little background for you, we are a Scottish couple that had a destination wedding in NYC with 94 of our nearest and dearest. Christine took care of every little detail, and without a doubt our big day would not have been the spectacular event it was if it hadn’t been for Christine. Understandably living 3500 miles away we were going to need some help organising our wedding but Christine went above and beyond, from answering my essay long e-mails (in lightning speed sometimes I might add) to setting whole day’s aside for us when we came to visit NYC and drove us from caterer to florist to venues, from New Jersey to Manhattan to Brooklyn. It’s fair to say I did a lot of my own research online (Caterer’s/Photographers/venues etc.) and Christine was more than happy to look into one’s she wasn’t familiar with whilst also recommending vendors she’s already worked with and also giving her invaluable experience and warning of us of vendors/venue’s we should steer clear of (note all bar one vendor we had at our wedding was recommended by Christine and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome). We choose a loft style venue so every little detail in the place had to be brought in by ourselves or our vendor, without a doubt we couldn’t have chosen this type of venue if we didn’t have Christine. She brought everything together and the venue looked absolutely stunning, it was everything I wished for and more. Christine is so personable, she’s great to get along with, is honest with you and doesn’t mess around. I consider her a friend for life and couldn’t recommend her or her companies’ services enough.

I can’t write this review and not give a shout out to Janine. She arrived on the day of our wedding to help out and was invaluable to the smooth running of the whole day. Janine is a superstar and I can’t see you going wrong if you have her as your planner.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Alessandra
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola from EAP is a doll! She is the most wonderful and honest wedding planner ever! I honestly don't know how I would have made it through my wedding - planning as well as day of wedding- without her. She is super organized, super responsive, and overall a truly amazing person. She knew the answers to all my crazy wedding etiquette questions and recommended wonderful vendors as well. She was a godsend on the day of my wedding (along with Jeanine from EAP). They both kept everything in order (from steaming bridesmaids dresses to touching up my hair) and made sure my church ceremony ran smoothly. I highly recommend Christine and anyone from the EAP family for your wedding. You may think you don't need a wedding planner but believe me, you do! It is just too much for one person to handle and you will be extra glad when you choose Christine!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend Annie of Exquisite Affairs for all of your day-of coordination needs.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola of Exquisite Affairs Productions, Inc. was a pleasure to work with. She had many helpful insights and her calm assured demeanor was very reassuring throughout the planning process. My husband and I utilized her expertise mostly for “Day of Services.” Christine was very helpful to have around during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. She was vital in arranging last minute transportation for our guests to the rehearsal dinner due to inclement weather. On the day of the wedding, Christine made sure that everyone was where he or she were where they were supposed to be, keeping everyone on schedule. She effortlessly tied bows, helped me into my dress and veil (harder than you think!) and was an all around terrific support. I cannot recommend Christine highly enough.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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ECM
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
EAP COORDINATES: I FREAKING LOVE CHRISTINE! I cannot say enough good things about her, and I would (and have) HIGHLY recommend(ed) her to anyone & everyone. My husband & I recently got married at a beach wharf house where we had to bring every single vendor in. Working with Christine was the best investment/choice we could have made because she already had so many good relationships with vendors, it made our decisions so much easier. I absolutely loved wedding planning because she took care of all the difficult issues & it only left the fun stuff for me. She is professional & has a strong personality, so she really gets things done, but she's also incredibly sweet & someone I'd love as a friend.

On the day of the wedding, Christine brought along an additional planner, Janine, to help out. Janine was great and was really the person who took care of me all day, while Christine tended to wedding details.

EAP CREATES: Laurie did a fabulous job on our invitations. She was really responsive, and very flexible in creating the perfect design. I definitely recommend her, and I will absolutely use her again if I ever need fancy custom stationary!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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dara
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine was amazing! My husband and I were knew most of what we wanted, but had no idea how to go about achieving it. Christine listened to our wants and needs and helped make our wedding everything we hoped it would be. I would recommend her to anyone!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Christine was the best planner I ever could have hoped for!! She has an encyclopedic knowledge of where to find anything, and negotiated, bargained, researched, and hustled on our behalf above and beyond what we were expecting. She's the best!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Annie was great. She took all of the pressure off us (and our families) the day of our wedding. There was so much going, our attention in so many places, we can't imagine having to also worry about all of the things that Annie took care of effortlessly. Our venue didn't exactly check in on us during the wedding -- the only reason we got any food at all was because Annie took care of it. She went above and beyond what was asked of her, always with a smile. A+++++.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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SnsNyc
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, and we never could have pulled off the wedding of our dreams without Christine Viola and her incredible team at Exquisite Affairs Productions. Along with being a true master of her craft (she is impressively resourceful, professional, talented, and smart as a whip), Christine is also one of the kindest, coolest people you'll meet. Simply put, our wedding exceeded our wildest expectations on every level, and we are forever grateful to the folks at EAP for guiding us every step of the way.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Meesh
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
At first, I was reluctant to have a wedding planner. Why would I need one? I'm organized and have awesome ideas! Boy, was I wrong! Not to having awesome ideas but doing everything that Christine did on my own!! There's so much to think about that Christine did with ease. Christine was amazing throughout the entire wedding process. She was organized and thorough with her knowledge of wedding planning. The way she handled everything was the way a best friend would. So trustworthy! She was calming and reassuring. She's got jokes, too! :)
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I can only say positive things about EAP! Christine was an absolute DREAM to work with!
I planned my wedding in New York from Australia and from day 1 she was so hands on and knew exactly how to handle every situation we came across. It took us 9 months find a church and she was so patient and understanding throughout it all. We never spoke once over the phone, everything was via email which made it so easy, even with the time difference. Christine is so profressional and sweet and really becomes your friend. She knows eaxctly how to make the planning process so much easier.
My husband and I had the best day which was everything and more than what we could ever have imagined and it's all due to Christine and he fabulous team. For anyone look for an incredible wedding planner, you can't go past Christine at EAP!
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kfen13
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Christine is AMAZING! That is the only thing I can say. She is worth every penny AND reasonably priced. She is insanely organized, has great contacts, and in general, is just a great person to have around on your wedding day to calm you down and put you at ease. I would recommend her in a second.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I used Exquisite Affairs as my wedding coordinators and they also did all of my decor. They were great-- super responsive and open to listening to my ideas. I only met with Tara once and then communicated with Tara and Christine over email/phone (which was what I preferred) and I couldn't have been more pleased with the final result on the day of my wedding. Tara and Christine did an amazing job on the decor! All of our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was. We had wanted an Indian mandap for our ceremony and they were even able to pull that off perfectly even though I'm sure it's not something they do on a regular basis! Wedding coordinators should make planning stress free and Tara and Christine did that for me. I was totally at ease on my wedding day and leading up to it because I knew that they were in control. I also used Laurie to make programs and table numbers and she was great as well and much more reasonably priced than a lot of other companies that I looked at.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mrsesq
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara was my day of planner. She was perfect - super nice, professional, reliable, quick to respond to any crazy conerns I had and did her job on the day of perfectly. Price point is unbeatable in Manhattan. I did not hire a day of planner until about two months out, but I was glad I did. Even if you are super organized and have planned everything (which I was), hiring Tara just for piece of mind on the day of your wedding, is money very well spent in my opinion.
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
If could give more stars I would!!! Christine and EAP made our wedding day more wonderful than I ever thought possible and were there every step of the way... From venue scouting, to florists, invites, photography, dj and every little thing in between. And to top it all off, my wedding dress was horribly stained after taking pictures outside and before I could even get upset, Christine and her highly skilled team had the stains out just in time for the ceremony!! I highly recommend their services for any bride to be!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Tara to provide partial wedding planning services as I needed help selecting/managing vendors, managing/allocating my budget, and coordinating the big day. Tara was great. She has an amazing book of vendors. For example, before hiring her, I had already met with 5 photographers and was driving myself nuts. After I hired her, we met with one photographer who met all of my criteria and the pricing for photo and video was less than what I was getting for photo on my own. Tara also recommended my DJ, limo and shuttle van service.

She was very good at keeping me in line when I wanted things that were clearly out of my budget. I am an impulse buyer and therefore having her there as my voice of reason was important for keeping me in budget.

Tara was also great at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. Her timeline was spot on, my hair stylist also said that its the best timeline he has seen.

Tara was also great in dealing it my not-so-great florist. Tara recommeded her florist but I decided to go with the florist recommended by the venue, a decision that I now regret. After the wedding, Tara followed-up with the florist to ensure that I would get my money back and I did. I was so thankful to have her handle that situation while I was honeymooning.

Highly recommended!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't think my wedding would have ever ran so smooth if it weren't for EAP. Christine Viola paired me up with wedding planner, Annie Fonseca, and I couldn't be happier. From the moment Annie and I met, she made me feel secure and assured me that she would be with me every step of the way. She never left my side. She was always very responsive to my emails, phone calls and even my texts. She even attended vendor meetings with me.

My father passed away 11 years ago, and my biggest fear was that I was not going to make it through the day due to my emotions. Up until the wedding, Annie comforted me and gave me advice on how to deal with the situation at hand. I couldn't have asked for more! She truly went above and beyond to make it all possible for me, my husband and my family!

I also worked very closely with Laurie, who creates different kinds of stationary at EAP. She also went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the end product. She produced my save the dates, table numbers, seating charts, favor tags and menus. Everything was beautifully coordinated and produced in excellent timing.

Thank you Annie, Laurie & Christine for making it all possible for me & my husband!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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SLF
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Christine at EAP and from start to finish, she never failed to impress with her knowledge, responsiveness, care and attention to detail. Her organizational skills were remarkable and because of her services, I felt confident the entire week of the wedding that every last detail was under control. She is supremely knowledgeable about all venues and vendors in NYC and extrordinarily accessible and quick to respond! I am so thankful to have worked with Christine for my wedding!!
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Paula
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired EAP to coordinate the day of my wedding... best decision i made!!! I worked with Christine who was so extremely helpful the day of! She took care of everything for me, which made me so worry-free the day of the wedding! I could not have been happier with the services she provided to me and just the overall feeling that day of knowing everything was in good hands! I would HIGHLY recommend EAP to every bride out there! They will make your day go so smoothly so you get to enjoy every single minute of it!
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brooklyn_emma
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
What can I say but that I agree 100% with all the rave reviews? Christine was the ideal day-of coordinator in every respect: totally organized, helpful, cheerful, and calm, both during the planning process and on the day of the wedding. The little suggestions she made along the way saved us tons of money, and she was always available by email to answer my dumb questions about details. I shudder to think what we would have done without her--and this is coming from someone who didn't get the point of day-of coordinators until we met Christine. If I have one regret about my wedding, it's that we didn't hire Christine and her team to manage the ENTIRE process. Doing so would have saved us so much money and stress!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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LI_bride
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine was truly amazing--she thought of things I never would have planned for (and I consider myself a very careful person!). She was on top of everything, from contracts to budgets to dates. I can't imagine what my wedding would have been like without her. The best thing is that Christine is warm and open-minded, so even though she's doing all the boring nitty-gritty stuff (e.g. negotiating with vendors), you still end up with your own vision for the wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kellie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for having Christine and her team be a part of our wedding. I always felt so lucky when I heard friends and colleagues go on and on about how stressful wedding planning was, as the entire process of planning our wedding was managed effortlessly by Exquisite Affairs. We actually got to enjoy and have fun with it all, and never had a concern or worry, as Christine and her team were on top of every detail from start to finish. The best part was that Christine became a friend, and someone who we could truly trust and share in our joy with, which is more than my husband and I ever expected from a wedding planner. Thank you tons to our incredible team at EAP - makes us want to have another wedding!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Krizia
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola and Exquisite Affairs Productions were wonderful to work with! I am so glad we decided to move forward with a wedding planner. The day was perfect and seamless. Christine is an infectious presence to have around and ALWAYS entertained every minute detailed question we had thrown her way. Not only did we always look forward to meeting her, but we would often stray off of the subject of the wedding since she had become such a welcome, comforting friend in addition to a wedding planner.

Christine's excellent taste in choice is reflected in her staff. We partnered with Exquisite Affairs to create our invitations/wedding stationery and Laurie Coreas did an amazing job. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to communicate my vision with elegance (since it involved robots) but they turned out exactly as I would have wanted them and we received a ton of compliments on the unique way we presented ourselves.

Christine's experience is reflected in her encyclopedic knowledge of wedding venues and vendors. She was able to pinpoint our tastes and style very quickly on and keep us onbudget!

The only complaint I can voice is that my husband and I cannot get married multiple times in a year and use her services on a daily basis!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Christa
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine is the absolute best!!!!! She went above and beyond the call of duty! I used her for day of event but she met with my fiancé and I on numerous occasions and even joined us on an appointment with a vendor. She would answer my calls, texts and emails immediately. I was relaxed and at ease the day of my wedding knowing she had it under control!! Highly recommended!
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bridget
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine for my 7/30/11 wedding as a "day of" coordinator and I could not have been happier. On first communication, she was nothing but kind, honest, and helpful. Leading up to my big day she helped wrangle in my vendors and provided a comprehensive itinerary that made it impossible for anyone in our bridal party to have any questions. On the actual day of she was key in band aid placing, stain removing, tip and payment distributing and making sure we stayed on track with time. I couldn't have been happier and was well worth it.
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine was WONDERFUL to work with! She helped our day run so smoothly. I didn't have to worry about a thing knowing that Christine was in charge. We would've been lost without her! My family and friends are still commenting on how great she was! Thank you so much!
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lizburrito
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding planning was really rough. We had so many unexpected bumps in the road, including a glitch with our wedding venue where we had to change venues two months before our wedding date, and Annie and Christine and Tara at EAP were with us every step of the way to make sure that everything was perfectly smooth the day of the wedding. As far as EAP being a value, I would say it was easily one of the wisest things we spent our money on. They gave us a checklist a few weeks before the wedding, which made us realize exactly what loose ends we needed to tie up and what we needed to address - things we never would have thought of, which was a huge help. And the day of the wedding, they made sure everything was executed flawlessly - I'm pretty hands on, and it's not like they made themselves invisible, which I appreciated, they just knew where everyone was and had everything scheduled perfectly so I wasn't worried about any of that.

And I need to give a TON of credit to Laurie, their in-house designer who made our invitations at literally half the cost of most of the other vendors I looked at (including print-your-own and Etsy vendors). She would respond to all my emails within 24 hours (all the ladies would, actually) and we had gorgeous invitations, which had to be reprinted as a result of our venue change, and which Laurie redesigned in a day.

We also used their recommendation for our wedding photographer, Yun Gen Yang, and he was amazing. So not only are we so grateful for the help they gave us the day-of, but they gave us two excellent vendor suggestions that we were thrilled with.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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msbwilliams
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
EAP and Christine was exactly what we needed to help us with the demands of planning a wedding. We've gotten a lot of positive feedback from our guests and have already referred other brides to her. Great job!
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yanksgrlfan
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine and EAP is FABULOUS!!!! They are a great resource for planning, and they take all your worries away the day of....letting you truly enjoy your wedding day!! I would recommend Christine five million times over!!
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shelle811
Wedding:
6/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine is AMAZING! The best decision I made when planning my wedding was to call EAP. The whole wedding planning process was so easy and the day of the wedding I did not have to worry about one thing because Christine and her wonderful staff were there to coordinate everything. I highly recommend her services. She really is the best!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Annie from EAP and she was amazing! I had her as my day-of-wedding coordinator and she made everything run smoothly...there were absolutely no problems at all!! It was all just as I had imagined it would go. Working with Annie was such a breeze, she came over to my apartment beforehand for a meeting to go over the timeline for the wedding day, and it felt really comfortable and natural having her involved. On the Big Day it was just as if she was one of my friends helping my get ready. Even though she is super friendly and easy to get along with, you can also tell that she takes her job very seriously and she definitely was not afraid to speak up if something/someone was not in their proper place. She was also always there, at any moment, that I needed her (not sure how she manages to be in a million places at once!) and it was a great comfort to me to have her by my side. Annie is wonderful and I highly recommend her to any bride out there!!
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very happy bride M
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Chrstine is very organized and knows all the right vendors. Her advise is spot on and should be followed. If you do take her advice then you will have very little or no stress!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara from EAP was an amazing coordinator. I hired EAP for day-of coordinating services, but Tara was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. She helped me find my hair stylist, makeup artist and florist with her knowledgeable and honest recommendations. She recommended those vendors she had worked with before, and all of those vendors trusted her. The vendors she recommended were alll amazing, and not least of all, Tara was amazing.

The whole wedding planning process can be really stressful, but she is so organized and helpful. I am a huge control and organizational freak, and I needed someone to be like me on the day of the wedding so I wouldn't have to worry about it. She had everything together, kept us all on time and helped everything run smoothly, from being the main contact for all of the vendors on the day of the wedding to removing my veil for the reception without messing up my hair.

She was so much more than just a day-of coordinator, and all of my bridesmaids even noted how great she was to have around. I highly recommend Tara and EAP for day-of coordination - it is an awesome value - at the time, it cost only $750 for everything that she did. There was no limit on communication - I emailed her constantly throughout the year before my wedding, and she was always very responsive in a timely fashion.
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Liza
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I can\'t begin to tell you how happy I am that we went with EAP!!! My Husband & I just got married a few weeks ago here in NYC & it was amazing. We had a tight budget (especially for NY)- and needed to pay for EVERYTHING for our wedding ourselves A-Z. We are both in our late 20\'s so obviously budget was our biggest hurdle. I tried for about 6 months to plan everything on my own & am pretty proud of what we found & started to plan without outside help.. but the time came when finding every vendor to fit our budget, figure out every little detail & manage everything while working a very demanding job - became too much. As you all know planning a wedding takes on its own LIFE - & I wanted my life back (to some degree). I found EAP through these wedding boards & met with Christine. I immediately started to breath again. She knew exactly what we were going though, and knew that everything would be figured out WITHIN our budget & we could stop freaking out. We hired EAP with the \"Partial Planning Package\" since we had already secured our venue & some other big pieces. For the past 8 months we have sent countless emails to each other, she\'s been to my apt multiple times, she has managed our to do lists, budgets, vendors, contracts, ect. Granted I still had stuff to do on my end, but now I had my own personal Google for all my wedding needs. I could ask her anything & everything & she knew what to do or which vendor to use.\r\n\r\nBut then came our wedding day. May 28th 2011...he day we had been waiting for & working toward forever. \r\n\r\nI can tell you brides out there - honestly - YOU NEED TO HAVE A DAY OF COORDINATOR. I dont care WHAT your budget is - you HAVE to make it a priority. Because in doing so, you make YOURSELF a priority. You give yourself the gift of a NO stress day - a day full of love & laughter that YOU can actually enjoy. EAP will make sure that everything in the background runs smoothly so you dont have to even think about it. Christine & her staff will come fully prepared with everything you could POSSIBLY need for the day (in my case that meant a steamer for last minute dress touch ups - Phew). They will also take charge & manage everyone (including bmaids, mothers etc). They will make sure you eat, drink etc so you dont pass out (bc you WILL forget to eat!).They will be there ALL day - for your every need. I promise you - you will not be disappointed. I can honestly say it was worth EVERY penny.\r\n\r\nHappy Planning!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Irina M.
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a planner to organize your event and see it through, look no further! Exquisite Affairs Productions, Inc. delivers everything it promises. Christine Viola is the most amazing planner imaginable. We do not know how she finds time in her busy schedule to attend to every client's need, but she certainly does it with a smile, positive attitude, and in the best professional manner. Our wedding planning was a very smooth sail because of Christine's tireless efforts. Many, many, many thanks!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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JRS423
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine from EAP was AMAZING!!! I got married in May and I could not have planned my wedding with out her. Christine is so professional (knows everything about the wedding business and is familiar with all venues/ vendors), warm, personable, extremely organized, and most importantly, makes you feel so calm during the entire process. My wedding dress ripped right before my ceremony (ahhh!) and Christine sewed it up so quickly and well that no one even noticed what happened. Christine goes above and beyond what you'd expect from any wedding planner. My husband and entire wedding party kept commenting how wonderful she was. I cannot recommend her enough. Christine is terrific!!!
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Anna
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
A big topic of the day after the wedding was how great & indispensable Tara was. She was amazingly helpful, kind, and a great addition to the entire planning/day of process.

My father was willfully ignorant of the idea of a wedding planner at the beginning. I explained how the last thing I (or my mom) wanted to do on my wedding day was think about flower placement, scheduling, or staff. All we'd want to think about was the excitement of getting married. Moreover, I just wanted my mom by my side, not worrying about the details. I am pretty sure my dad saying "getting a wedding planner was a great idea" was one of the best I-told-you-so moments of my life!

Though I was on a "Day of Coordination" package, Tara's responsiveness & helpfulness over email was perfect to get me through the planning process. I am a total control freak, but Tara's obvious professionalism made her the best & most trusted source of advice. As I coordinated vendors (except flowers, which by the way were the PERFECT!), Tara's advice along the way was indispensable. And of course, she helped the entire week prior and on our wedding day was on point at all times. Not only did Tara respond to every email chock full o'questions that I sent, but her proactive email reminders and questions helped me out daily. Again, there is not anything I would change about the planning or the results. It was possibly the best wedding ever :) Thanks to Tara, I could dance like a crazylady and just be happy about being married.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cherry
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola is the most amazing wedding coordinator out there. She was our oxygen during the whole process. Although we hired her only as our day of wedding coordinator, she went above and beyond her call of duty. She hooked us up with the right team needed do make the wedding of our dreams. From the hair and makeup to the florists, she will take care of everything.
Even after the wedding when we were out of the country, she took care of some billing conflicts for us.
Her value far exceeds what her service fee is.
Her persona is a ray of light, if she is available for your date - book her ASAP!!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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brooklyngirl
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The best money spent on our wedding was hiring Christine and Tara as our day-of-coordinators. Lets face it, weddings are stressful no matter how simply you try to do it, and these ladies will help you de-stress because you know they are on top of it. Christine gracefully executed all the moveable parts of our wedding, so that I didn't have to worry about a thing that day. Even my hard to please dad was blown away by her professionalism. They are also very reasonable compared to many coordinators.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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joanne.sur.young
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine was my planner and she was a lifesaver. My wedding ran so smoothly with no problems.

The wedding process ran smoothly as well. I was a super nervous bride but Christine was really helpful in always being quickly responsive to my emails and questions which was incredibly helpful when you have a million things on your mind.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine was wonderful-- she was professional and friendly and it was a great comfort having her there the day of my wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mazz3394
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Christine and EAP were there for me every step of the way. Calming my fears and heading off any issues before I even knew about them. She was organized and detailed and kept us all on schedule. My one regret is that I didn't hire EAP for the whole night. When she gone I really missed her. Chistine felt like an old friend, someone I was happy to have by my side on the biggest day of my life.

Jenn Mazzei
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jpk
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Christine Viola as my day-of coordinator based on so many excellent reviews I had read on weddingwire and elsewhere. What else can be said about Christine! She was one of my most favorite vendors and was frankly, just cool. She made me feel so relaxed during the entire day getting ready, trying to get from the hotel to the venue, making sure we weren't running behind schedule, etc. Christine also helped me into my dress and was a pro! She also made me a temporary bustle (I had a separate reception dress), so I could walk around and take pictures...which was totally awesome!
All in all, I HIGHLY recommend Christine =)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cassandra
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine was our DOC and was beyond GREAT! She went out of her way to make sure everything went smooth and helped everyone with their needs.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Blair114
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I've already recommended Exquisite Affairs and Christina Viola to five of my friends. She was the perfect planner: Knowledgeable, calm, and always accessible. She made the whole process totally stress-free and AFFORDABLE. I simply couldn't have done it without her.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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hilary1231
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I worked with Tara at Exquisite Affairs Productions and she was wonderful! Throughout the planning process, she was always quick to respond to any of my questions or ideas. She had great recommendations for other vendors and was just always really helpful. On the day of the wedding, Tara was wonderful to have around--she was calm, cool and collected, and my stress level was non-existant because I knew she would take care of any problems that arose. She knew my venue really well and she made sure everything ran smoothly from the minute she arrived until the minute she left. I highly recommend Tara to any brides looking for a day of coordinator or wedding planner.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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BTB919
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine and Annie were amazing to work with! I don't think we would've felt as relaxed as we were without them the day of our wedding or the night of the rehearsal dinner. They're extremely professional and we could not have been happier. I liked their honesty and I didn't feel like they were trying to push more services on me when I first met with Christine. Overall EAP gets five stars!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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tracie
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara Geremia helped our Wedding Day go above and beyond what it we ever thought it could be!
She may have been our "day of coordinator", but she took time to reach out to us well before our wedding day, making sure she was in touch with our vendors and helping us craft a wedding day schedule that was executedly smoothly.
We're forever grateful!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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S
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara G was our coordinator, and I can't say enough about her. From the moment we booked her until our wedding, she was nothing but a pleasure to work with. Tara answered all questions and e-mails within a few hours. She had plenty of recommendations for vendors and offered them to me when I asked for her help. Tara is highly organized, quick to respond, very nice/polite and professional. That is what we needed in a coordinator and that is exactly what was delivered. I felt that we got a bargain with Tara -- she is affordable and worth every penny! For any brides on the fence about hiring a coordinator, DO IT! She made the wedding day stress free for us. When we showed up at our venue, everything was in place and ready to go. Like I said, I can't say enough good things about Tara and EAP. Amazing!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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rsviola
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine- you were an UNBELIEVABLE help in keeping our day running smoothly. Thank you for creating and managing the day- of schedule, for keeping Chris calm and traveling in the right direction, for stitching my gown, for wrangling up the wedding party, and for countless for things I'm sure you did when we weren't even looking! You are The Best.

xo
Rachel and Chris
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Augustbride821
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Christine as our Day of Coordinator, but that title hardly describes the invaluable services she provides. From the moment we signed our contract she was available by email to answer any questions we had, and give us honest opinions about vendors we were considering and their rates (and she responds to email faster than anyone I've ever met!). A few weeks before the wedding we met to review all the details of the ceremony and reception and Christine was easily able to help us work out the order of our processional and the schedule of the days events, to give us guidance when we were undecided about something, and to put us at ease. A few days later she sent us a full outline of the schedule including everything from the names of the people in the wedding party, to the names of the songs that should be played and when, to the names and contact information for all of our vendors. She then forwarded that to all of the vendors and confirmed their arrival times for the day so we didn't have to (which saved us a ton of time during the busy week before the wedding).

Christine made our rehearsal run perfectly (and got us finished on time), and handled a million little details for the day of so we didn't have to worry about a thing. Along with her amazing assistant she handled all of the logistics and if anything went wrong, we certainly never knew about it. We cannot recommend EAP and Christine enough - she made our wedding day absolutely perfect.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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KirstenBrown
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Christine to help me plan my entire 225 person wedding in Brooklyn. She did a phenomenal job. Honestly. I was so happy with the results of the wedding - not a THING went wrong... in fact, everything exceeded my expectations. I was so relaxed throughout the whole planning process because I knew that Christine wouldn't let anything fall through the cracks. Without her I would have been up all night stressing over what little detail I forgot, or worrying about what else I needed to do. NONE OF THAT with Christine & EAP!

I would also like to add that one of the best parts of working with Christine and her crew is that they are REALLY laid back while still on their game. I met with other planners who stressed me out in the first 5 minutes. I felt that Christine was so relaxed that it translated to my demeanor leading up to and during the ceremony and reception. I kept telling my now husband throughout the process that working with Christine is like working with a friend. We had so many laughs and spent so much time together I would forget she was my wedding planner!

Another invaluable asset is that EAP has really great connections with vendors. Christine cut down SO much time for us by recommending her favorite vendors. They were familiar with Christine and her crew, were great to work with, and most importantly each vendor produced amazing results.

I can not say enough good things about Christine and her team - Tara & Janine - it blows my mind that they had other brides while I was working with them. I swear I felt like the only one! Thank you EAP for a fabulous job. XOXO
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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BGBride2010
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Christine Viola for our August 2010 wedding at Battery Gardens. We had the something blue package and Christine blew our expectations out of the water. It was truly some of the best money that we spent on the entire wedding. I would have given 10/5 stars on value for cost if possible! Christine gave us such great advice and was beyond helpful the day of the wedding. We had already begun booking some of our vendors when I first reached out to EAP, but had not yet found a florist. Christine suggested someone that she had worked with in the past and even agreed to come with us to meet him. Using this florist instead of the ones that we were looking at saved us thousands of dollars. That recommendation in and of itself was worth hiring her!

Christine has a wonderful, bubbly personality, but not too the extent that it irritating! She was refreshingly honest and really gave her honest opinion. The times that we met with her, she provided us with great advice and really made me feel like I would not have to worry about anything the day of the wedding.

Everything went smoothly the day of the wedding and it was so helpful knowing that if something came up, Christine would be there to handle it! We had a couple minor things (i forgot my veil for pictures, my husband cut his finger and didnt have a bandaid) and Christine took care of everything!!! She was the best!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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clabbees
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine is amazing! Everything about working with her was fantastic. We hired her for full event coordination and I dont know how we would have done it without her. People were commenting on how calm I was during the whole wedding process and it was all because of her. She is absolutely amazing!!! Laurie also was amazing. The invitations were the best. Simply beautiful and unique. No one had ever seen invites like ours and the comments kept on coming. EAP is amazing and every bride should work with them.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Cassandra
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine at the beginning of my wedding planning. I knew that I did not want to go through the hassle of planning a wedding without a planner. I didnt have the time and frankly, i just hate stressing. Christine was the best. Not only was she one of the most inexpensive planners I interviewed, she was 100% on board from the get go. Even dealing with Laurie at EAP was a treasure. My invitations were gorgeous and I have people asking me about them now that we have a pro pics! Christine not only helped picked out all of our fantastic vendors which made our wedding the most talked about in my huge family, she totally ensured that our cultures were represented. I am haitian and my husband is Trinidadian and having both of us represented was important! Christine is amazing and we love her. I would get married again and again with my husband jjust to work with her again!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lindsay Y
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married on 7/31/10 and Tara was our DOC. We couldn't have done it without her. From our first meeting to the big day, Tara was extremely knowledgable and organized, helping us with even the smallest details that you wouldn't ever think about (ie tipping and who needs to remember to take grandma's cake knife home after the wedding)! We found her attention to detail very important, especially when it came to her incredible day-of schedule that she created weeks in advance so we had time to tweak. I had a huge bridal party consisting of 14 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, 2 ring bearers and a flower girl and was so nervous about making sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time, but thanks to Tara, I didn't have to think about it for a second. The weeks leading up to and the wedding day ran so smoothly and I can only imagine the chaos if Tara was not there! If you are looking for an amazing and fantastically priced (I did A LOT of research) DOC than Tara from EAP is the way to go.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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alice
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine was invaluable! I was planning a wedding in New York while living a thousand miles from the city, and I couldn't have done it without her. Christine worked with me for months prior to the wedding making sure all of the small details came together. The vendors that she recommended were also wonderful....Danny Weiss, Stacy Pitt, Anita Nouryeh and Flowers by Emil. If you are having a wedding in the New York area Christine is the planner you MUST have!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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medme01
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine from Exquisite Affairs Productions was my DOC and I could not be more pleased! From our initial meeting she was VERY ATTENTIVE and concerned with how we envisioned our day. On our wedding 7/23/10 she arrived promptly and executed everything we set out to accomplish. Hiring a DOC was a wedding present to myself, money well spent!

Thank you Christine for all your hard work, patience, and beautiful spirit!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lara
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Christine Viola! Hire Her!!! She was so much more to me than my "day of" coordinator ... She helped me book an excellent florist as well as all the transportation for us and the guests .. she handled everything smoothly .. and kept me sain throughout the entire wedding process. Everyone loved her at the wedding and she took care of eveything for me so I didn't have to worry and could enjoy the day.

She is a professional with tons of experience at this .. and I personally think she is worth significant more than her rate. I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Christine. Lara & Aaron
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kat
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola is amazing! When I hired Christine to be my day of wedding coordinator, I was super relieved and less stressed. There were too many things to handle on the day of my wedding and I needed someone to trust and help me coordinate all the vendors. She totally made me feel at ease that everything would go smoothly on the day of my wedding and IT DID!!!
Everytime I was feeling anxious or nervous--Christine was there to calm me down. When I needed my makeup artist to come earlier than planned...Christine handled it for me!
Brides-to-be, do yourselves a favor and hire Christine--She is a miracle worker!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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pisces4551
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine was an amazing Day of Coordinator. She helped ease my nerves and took care of everything and anything that could have went wrong the day of. She was always available if I had any questions and concerns and responded to all my emails efficiently. I felt she was extremely reasonable for all that she did and highly recommend her services:) I could not be happier!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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sp3erin
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding was perfect, thanks in large part to EAP, especially Tara and Laurie.

I knew from the minute I met Tara that I was going to love working with her and she did not disappoint. Even though I only hired her to help with the rehearsal and day-of-coordination, she was available to me (usually within a few minutes of me sending an email) to answer any question I might have along the way, even while on maternity leave! Likewise, she introduced me to her impressive vendor list, recommending my hair and makeup vendors, who were equally amazing. Besides being fun to hang out with, having Tara around allowed me to relax and enjoy my day, knowing everything was in her very capable hands. Case in point - when the ceremony before ours was running almost 2 hours late, Tara handled everything without me even having to know about it until later. Even our guests remarked how grateful they were that she thought to hold up the buses to save them having to stand outside the church. That's my definition of the perfect coordinator.

One of the best "vendors" Tara referred me to was Laurie, who was equally as awesome. She designed my dream invitation suite and the DIY print option allowed me to get top of the line invitations without breaking my budget. At every step in the process Laurie was a pleasure to work with and always responded to my millions of questions and edits with a smile! I cannot even begin to describe how many of our guests LOVED our invitations.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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NYCBRIDE
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Hollie was absolutely amazing, I cannot imagine my day without her. I hired her for the day of the wedding however, she was there way beforehand for suggestions, always answered emails and provided feedback to my questions/suggestions. She was on point and knew EXACTLY where everything needed to go and what needed to be done. A great point of contact for all my vendors and the wedding party. If you are wondering if you should hire her, think no more, its a no-brainer!! she was beyond wonderful!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Adoring
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
If, on a scale of 1-5, I could give Christine Viola 100 stars, I would. She could easily double her prices and still be an incredible value. In our first interaction, I said I'd like a middle-tier day-of coordination package, and Christine responded with, "Oh no, your venue has a lot of staff, and they're great, so you should go with a cheaper package." What?!?! I'd spent the prior 6 months feeling as if I were continually being fleeced by wedding vendors, and here was Christine, telling me to spend less on her services?! But this is Christine -- honest, straightforward, and extraordinarily knowledgable about what you'll need, who your other vendors are, and how to get shit done. She's a true professional -- very fast on email and awesomely detail-oriented. When my fiance and I were struggling to find an affordable florist, Christine hooked us up with one of her own who beat all our quotes (and she personally managed an insane ebay search for vases). When I emailed her THREE DAYS before the wedding, freaking out about how terrible my alterations had been, she hooked me up with an absolute saint of a seamstress, who somehow fixed everything with time to spare. On the day of the wedding, she was everywhere and doing everything and keeping me calm all at the same time. Christine Viola made our wedding happen. I'm profoundly grateful.
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Teresa
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
It is so hard to put into words just how wonderful Christine and the ladies at EAP are. For a busy working attorney bride, she was every resource you could imagine all wrapped into one and all of the support you could ever ask for. For the nervous bride with half international guests, she was complete peace of mind. Hiring Christine and EAP was the best decision i could possibly have made. I certainly would not be married had she not been there every step of the way to reassure me, help make decisions and truly see my vision from day one. We instantly clicked and she knew exactly how to make my special day just that...the day i dreamed of and didn't even know it. Every vendor she suggested was fantastic, professional and exactly what we would have chosen for ourselves. My day was the amazing day it was because of Christine. I am lucky to have had her there with me that day and I am lucky to have her now as a friend.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Tralana
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I booked Christine from EAP for my 04/24/10 wedding and she was a great help and asset to my wedding. As soon as I met her, I knew she would be the coordinator for me; it also helped that she already knew how to handle an Indian wedding. She was always there when I had a question; quick to respond to my emails. She was there when the zipper of my bridesmaid's dress ripped; she sewed it up in no time. She was there to shuffle around the parents, etc. after the ceremony (it was not an easy job, trust me). She was there to put together my candy buffet. She was just a wonderful addition to my vendors and I have no regrets booking her for my wedding. I would definitely recommend her to other brides; her prices are reasonable and she's a doll to work with.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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monkeydino
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola from EAP was the day-of-coordinator for our wedding in April 2010, and I can't say enough good things about her services!! I had heard such amazing things about her online from previous brides, and she met and exceeded all my expectations. Christine was so friendly and approachable yet very professional at all times. She met with us a couple times before the wedding to go over the details of our wedding, and in doing this she reminded me about important aspects of the wedding planning that I had completely neglected! And even though this wasn't part of my contract, she also recommended a few vendors that we ended up using (including our DJ, whom we loved as well). She was always quick to respond to all my emails and was extremely organized. During the week before the wedding, she contacted all my vendors about logistics and made sure everyone had a copy of our day-of schedule. It was SO nice not to have to worry about this myself; the week before the wedding can be really hectic!! On the day-of, she kept everyone on task and helped us do a quick rehearsal since we hadn't done one yet. My bridesmaids were so impressed by how helpful Christine was and still talk about her to this day! To give an example of how Christine went above and beyond: once we arrived at the ceremony venue on the actual wedding day, I realized I had left all the money to pay the vendors back at the hotel where we got ready. So during cocktail hour, Christine offered to go back to the hotel with one of my bridesmaids so that my husband and I (and our parents) could relax and continue to enjoy the food. I definitely recommended her services to any bride, and especially for the value, it's absolutely worth it!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amy
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Hollie was our planner for our April 2010 wedding and she was simply amazing. We used Hollie for Day of Coordination, and she could not have been more calm, organized, or helpful. I plan events for work, and knew I did not want to deal with that stress on my wedding day! Her pre-event checklists made certain that we had all the details ironed out, and that she was aware of any potential areas of concern. On the day of Hollie was incredible - she kept everyone calm, things on schedule, and everything ran smoothly despite some last minute issues - including our venue's main entrance being shut! Hollie handled it all, and I never once had to stress out, I got to relax, enjoy, and eat! She was a total professional, we loved her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Janelle
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara was such a phenomenal resource during our wedding planning phase. She made this phase as stress free as possible. For the 9 months leading up to our wedding she was there for us every step of the way. She provided great recommendations for all vendors and always kept our budget in mind when making recommendations or providing advice. She attended all vendor meetings, took great notes and was a buffer between me and the vendors! She was extremely responsive. If we were looking for something, she would get all the info on it and would help us make our choices. The day of our wedding, all went without any problems that we knew about. She made sure that whatever we wanted to happen during our wedding day happened even if we forgot and kept us on schedule. Just to have the extra person to help was awesome.
She is the best money we spent on any vendor for our wedding. Her services were absolutely invaluable, and on the day of we seriously don’t know what we would have done without her; if we needed it done, she was there to do it. We didn't have to worry about the detail. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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grafsky
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We contacted Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc., when we realized that, with our busy schedules and never-ending wedding to-do list, we could not do it all by ourselves. We needed some help and with less than a month before our wedding, we needed it fast.

Friends of ours had hired Christine Viola from Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. for their wedding (a year before) and raved about how professional, organized and super friendly she was. We sent an email to Christine, hoping she was available last minute, at one of the busiest times for weddings in NYC. We received a quick response from Christine and luckily she was able to work us into her schedule!

Christine Viola went ABOVE and BEYOND our expectations of her assistance with our wedding.

We had no clue how many important details we were missing, until Christine helped us organize our scattered information and drew up a simple, easy to follow plan. She also created a schedule that had the foresight to reflect realistic timing and a comfortable pace for both ceremony and reception. Christine kept all of our vendors aware, advised and helped orchestrate their deliveries, rentals, and on-site preparations. When our DJ arrangement fell through, she got us in contact with an amazing DJ, that our friends are still talking about.

If that weren't enough, when my maid of honor realized her dress still had a security tag on it, Christine assured her that everything would be alright, and then rushed to the Macys in downtown Brooklyn to have the tag removed. It was back in my maid-of-honor's hands in record time. Did I also mention that she picked up our cupcakes AND ran to our house when we realized we forgot our cake toppers at home?

Nothing ever goes perfect for a wedding, but with Christine in charge, you wouldn't even know it. As far as I was concerned, the day was smooth as butter. I had no clue our officiant got lost or that one of our ceremony readers got stuck in traffic. If there were any other last minute concerns, I didn't notice and I wouldn't know. Christine handled everything with swift grace and humor.

When it was finally time for me to walk down the aisle, my knees were buckling and shaking so hard that I was afraid I would fall – but Christine was right there to keep me calm. She smiled sweetly and reminded me to take a breath and enjoy the moment.

I will recommend this company to everyone and anyone planning a wedding...
Exquisite indeed.
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Methionine
Wedding:
4/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I just can't stay enough good things about Christine of Exquisite Affairs Production. She was one of the most critical component of making my wedding happen - so much so that I included her in my thank-you toast during the reception. If you are looking at wedding planning services, here are a few points of advice I have in hindsight:
1. If you have a small budget for your wedding, and are debating about whether or not you should even "splurge" on a wedding planner, CALL CHRISTINE. I couldn't even figure out how to include cake in my budget, let alone a planner. But she made it all happen. She was always my advocate in any negotiation with vendor. She had resources I couldn't possibly think of. Every single dollar that I spent on her - I would have spent three times as much elsewhere.
2. If you have decided you needed a planner, but you aren't sure who to have, CALL CHRISTINE. She has that infectious personality that will draw you in immediately. She appreciates my vision, she allows me to make my choices, but she helps me so much with the logistics I don't know how I could have done without her.
3. If you already planned your wedding, but just need a DOC, CALL CHRISTINE. Having her there on the wedding day was amazing - she knew how to do EVERYTHING. My husband's tux button fell off - 5 minutes later, Christine got it sewn back on. I decided half way through the reception that I wanted my dress off the floor just a little, she got to work to modify my bustle in 15 minutes. I delivered my DIY flowers to her that morning with vases in boxes and flowers in pots and pans, and the reception site looked so beautiful that I didn't recognize my own decor. You know those TV shows that has the bride walking into the reception going "Oh My God!" I always thought that was just drama for TV. But no, that was me. And on my wedding day, not once did I have to worry about anything. I didn't even hear about it. Christine covered it all.

Let's just say that even my parents, who are hippies that got married in the 1960s for 200 dollars and who think "the wedding industry is out to get us" fell in love with Christine.

Most importantly, if you are looking for someone who shares the vision of your wedding, and who will be there to execute it so that you can enjoy the best day of your life, you want to have someone that is honest, trustworthy, and fun to be around. Christine is one of those people. I am thankful she planned my wedding, and I am even more thankful for the friendship we have developed.

I know I sound like a broken record, but really, CALL CHRISTINE.
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ambuws29
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine was the best! Saved my butt (literally) when my bustle broke AND when I got a stain on the dress. She was helpful from start to finish. Highly recommend.
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amyandcharles
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine having a wedding without having hired Christine. We were married February 6th at the Central Park Boat House. We could not possibly have been happier with Christine's service. She made our wedding day experience truly stress free. From sewing my shoes together right before the ceremony to dealing with our family stresses to making sure very single detail of the day was perfect, Christine was a blessing and a super star. She is a positive, hard working, honest person that I am proud to say I worked with. Our only regret was that we didnt hire her to coordinate our rehearsal dinner also. In terms of value- oh my! We would have paid three or four times what we did.....
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KimKy
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola and her team are beyond stupendous! Christine is extremely responsive, professional, knowledgeable and super organized. She coordinated our wedding from beginning to end including the Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Day Of and everything in between - hotel arrangements and weekend events. Our big day was PERFECT! My husband and I were able to enjoy our wedding without any worries. Our family and wedding party loved her, too. Christine went above and beyond. She also exercised patience. No question was too small or dumb. She handled every task successfully and swiftly. And on top of all that, Christine has a great and witty personality. Christine truly made our wedding planning experience stress-free and fun! We also used her recommended vendors - Agaton Strom (photography), Sally Duvall (makeup), Expressway Music (DJ), Florist (Flowers by Emil), Golden Moments (videographer) and transportation (Express Bus) - and they are all fantastic!

In addition to the wedding planning, Laurie Coreas helped us with our Save the Dates and our Rehearsal Dinner invitations. Laurie designed both to capture the theme and essence of our events. They were beautiful, and we could not have been happier!

Once our wedding was over, we truly missed Christine. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. Do yourself favor, and enlist Christine's services. She is the BEST and you will be forever grateful.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Kathryn
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband & I engaged EAP for full service wedding planning including day of coordination. It was the best decision we made. We both have demanding executive level jobs and mine requires occasional unexpected travel. We hired Christine on June 29, 2009 and got married on January 9, 2010 and had a beautiful wedding at Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City and a fantastic reception at the Royalton Mansion in Rosyln Heights, NY. We could not have done it without Christine. She is extremely reliable, professional and responsive. She utilizes email the majority of the time and you can count on her to get back to you very quickly. She is experienced and I relied on her advice and judgment. She is resourceful.

Her vendor recommendations are top notch. We had visited the Royalton before hiring EAP, and Christine suggested some other venues which helped us confirm our decision. She was helpful in reviewing the contract with the Royalton and providing advice. When I was unhappy with the restrictions on the florist at the Royalton, she helped me come up with a beautiful non-floral centerpiece solution that was gorgeous and incorporated all the elements of my vision for the reception. She is attentive to budget and helped us find cost savings solutions whenever possible. She recommended a DJ and photographer who were fabulous. Because we could rely on Christine, we did not have to spend our time doing hours of research on vendors. She also found me hair and make up stylists who were much more affordable than the Manhattan stylists and who did a terrific job.

We had many guests from out of town and needed blocks of hotel rooms. She took care of this for us. She found two great hotels and got us great rates. She also coordinated shuttle service for us between all of our locations.

The week of the wedding, I asked her if we could squeeze in a videographer for the ceremony and she came through immediately with a very reasonable price. Talk about service!

Christine is also extremely friendly and personable. During the rehearsal and the day of the wedding, she was helpful, professional and not intrusive. I knew she was there but no one else did! She is lovely and you should hire her!

EAP also has a graphic designer - Laurie - who designed our wedding invitations. She is wonderful too. She did exactly what we wanted at a very reasonable cost. We wanted an art deco look and she achieved it very quickly and even designed a cool logo for us that we used in a few other places too (without going overboard). Laurie also assembled and mailed our invitations for us at the last minute due to unexpected business travel for me at minimal cost (so worth it!). She is terrific. Our invitations and thank-you cards are unique and cost-effective but look classy and expensive.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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johnstoe
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I worked with Hollie Pena Holmes as my day-of coordinator, and her work was outstanding. She always made sure my needs were met, and served as the point person for my ginormous bridal party, and all the vendors. I honestly don't know how a person could plan a wedding without someone like Hollie there on the wedding day to make sure it all goes smoothly! I especially appreciated that she came out in some seriously bad weather, and stayed the entire time I needed her in spite of that weather. Thank you to Hollie so so much for an incredible day!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Stephanie327
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I used Christine's day of service. She was absolutly fantastic. She gave me some great reccomendations for vendors, and everyone I used exceeded my expectations. Christine was absolutly priceless on the day of the wedding. I did not have to worry about a single thing (and we got married in a snow storm!) Even my husband was impressed and has not stopped talking about how fantastic she was! Christine is professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. I would recommend EAP to anyone! Working with her was one of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kaanai
Wedding:
12/13/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved Exquisite Affairs Productions. As soon as we got engaged, I contacted Christine about planning our wedding based on the amazing comments on different wedding websites. We were never disappointed in our decision. From scouting locations to shopping for my dress to managing our family members, Christine more than earned her fee. She stayed within our budget (even when we didn't), and recommended amazing vendors, including Laurie from EAP who did all of our stationary. Laurie was also so easy to work with and stayed extremely professional, even when I came up with new ideas at the last minute. From the rehearsal dinner invitations to the out of town gift boxes, she designed them all. After the wedding, we got amazing comments from our guests about the wedding and the entire experience was more than we hoped for. Do not get married in NYC without EAP!!! They are the best in the business!!!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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parkbride
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Another amazing vendor. So, I thought that since I hired Christine for the “day of”, that meant that I had to plan everything, hand everything over to her fully planned, and she would run the show on my wedding day. I was starting to bang my head against a wall towards the end trying to work out the timing of everything. (Example: I have to wait until I hear back from the photographers regarding how early we should leave for outdoor pictures, given that it’s winter and the sun sets early, before I contact the ladies doing hair and make-up to work out what time they’ll get started, and on and on, etc.) Then I met with Christine about a month before the wedding and she’s like, “No, I’ll take care of all that.” She will “coordinate” the day of your wedding; she’ll contact vendors and work out what time they’ll need to arrive/make deliveries, etc. Suddenly, overnight—poof—my wedding was planned. She totally took care of things when I e-mailed her the day before my wedding because I decided I wanted votives on the fireplace, and the morning of my wedding when I told her there were 20 (that’s right, 20!!!) last minute, weather-related no shows, and she calmly eliminated a table/switched around seating assignments, all unphased. She kept everyone on time on our wedding day…and she was nice about it (I’m not sure all wedding planners are) and was definitely a calming influence. Oh, I forgot to mention that she also magically produced glue for false eyelashes when we realized we were in need!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Delima
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
I had Christine Viola as my Day of Coordinator and she was an absolute dream to work with. She was so pleasant and accommodating. I can't say enough good things about her or her company. If you're in need of a top not wedding planner she should definitely be your first choice.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Wendy
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine did a phenomenal job helping with day-of wedding coordination. She covered all details and was always one step ahead of us. And when White Castle wouldn't deliver our end of the night snacks, she went out and picked them up for us! Would hire her again in a heartbeat. If I'd known about EAP earlier into the wedding planning, I would have hired her for full wedding planning services!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Megan
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola of Exquisite Affairs was a god send. She kept me calm, on schedule and stress free the entire wedding weekend. She offered plenty of vendor advice and handled all the snafus that occurred on the wedding day without involving me or letting me know. I was so happy to have working for me on my day and making it run smoothly.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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handsoffbride
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding planner! I was fully confident in Christine's ability to see my vision and make it a reality. I truly stepped back and enjoyed my day as the Bride without any concerns as to how the day would unfold. Everything was perfect and so much more than I had even imagined it would be!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lauren K
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I first met Christine at a wedding where I was a bridesmaid and I thought she did such a fabulous job attending to the bride and us bridesmaid's. She was so on top of everything, I was impressed by her attention to detail and professionalism that I knew I had to hire her for my wedding! Anytime I had a question throughout the planning process Christine was just an email (or phone call) away and her response was always so quick! Also, Christine's relationships with vendors helped us to get star quality service within our budget. I definitely felt more at ease on my wedding day knowing Christine was there! Laurie did my invitations, place cards, etc. and I couldn't have been happier with the finished products. Laurie was extremely patient with designing all the elements and I loved and was so proud of everything she created.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Tara Geremia is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I spent a LONG 18 months planning our wedding without a wedding planner. When I started to get overwhelmed, I called several planners who wanted to charge me upwards of $10,000...for what...I don't know! A coworker used Christine from EAP for their DOC and told me it was the best $ they spent. He said "Trust me, you will thank me later."
From the second I met Tara I knew I was in good hands. My career as a tv producer makes me completely OCD when it comes to details. Tara said, "Don't worry, I will 'produce' your wedding day."
She took over when it came to dealing with all of my vendors. That, in and of itself, is worth every penny. The LAST thing you want to do the week before your wedding is deal with vendors, schedules and payments.
Tara's detailed timeline of our wedding day made me feel like everything was in order. Everyone knew where they needed to be and when.
I can't tell you how happy I was to see Tara when she arrived at my bridal suite. She was so calm, so helpful. She fit in so well with my family and bridal party. She sorted everything out. My mum got a little cut on her finger and Tara was there in an instant with a band-aid. My mother still raves about her to this day:)
NOTHING went wrong on our wedding day. Well, at least nothing that I know of...I know Tara was taking care of everything. I can't tell you how many times my husband and I said, "Can you imagine if we didn't have Tara?"
Brides-to-be...I cannot recommend Tara enough. She will give you peace of mind. She will take care of everything.
I was Tara's last wedding before she has her baby. I was honored! Her calm demeanor coupled with her awesome sense of humor will make her one heck of a Mama:)
I miss her and I just hope every future bride appreciates her as much as we did!

p.s. Christine is AMAZING! Laurie made our escort cards last minute and they were FABULOUS! Love these ladies!!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
If Christine is available on your wedding date, do not hesitate- BOOK HER! She was such a tremendous help to me throughout the entire process although I only booked her "day of" services. She made a number of reccomendations for me, most of which I used. She was organized and responsive and talked me down from a number of ledges throughout the process. I highly recommend her services.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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ariesktl
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine has been AWESOME in helping me the whole year with the wedding planning process. Given our hectic work schedules, we could not have done any of this without her! All vendors were great, the day was perfect and the whole wedding was absolutely beautiful! Thanks so very much, Christine!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Xenia
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola was a superstar. She helped me make this the wedding of my dreams
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srk6268
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine made an amazing contribution in helping our wedding be the best day ever! It was such a relief to have her on our team, in the weeks leading up to the big day and then of course once it had arrived. She anticipated things we hadn't even thought of and made everything far less stressful. We spent a good deal of time on our honeymoon being quite smug with ourselves for having hired such amazing vendors, and she definitely fell into that group!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Nichole
Wedding:
7/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola was THE best! She was easy to work with and very responsive to my every need. She had EXCELLENT ideas and really helped us save a lot of money when we executed them. On the day of the wedding, she was the person I turned to for anything and at the wedding venue I didn't have to think about a thing because Christine had it all under control! I have been recommending her to all my friends that are engaged -- she is the best!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Soo Jin
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine was such a pleasure to work with! Thanks to her, our wedding day was absolutely perfect. We highly recommend her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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rhop
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine from Exquisite Affairs Productions was so amazing to work with! Our day went by seamlessly from start to finish and because of her totally stress free. I would dfeinitely recommend her to any future bride!
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chitti
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a true pleasure working with Christine Viola, our Wedding Coordinator from EAP. She is simply a delightful person, truly caring. From our first meeting till my big day she gave her 100% and it showed. We highly recommend her, there was never an uncomfortable moment between us, and we were able to get great advice from her throughout the entire wedding process. My wedding day went very smooth in big part to her.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Noalita
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend this vendor highly enough! Not only are they extremely affordable, they are fun to work with! I worked with Christine for Day of Coordination and Laurie for all my wedding stationary (invites, escort cards, table numbers, misc).

Christine is a lifesaver. The best part of working with her (besides the fact that she is awesome and now I consider her a good friend) is that she answers any and all questions you may have from day one of booking with her. I emailed her at 7am about a silly issue I was worried about and she would respond within hours. I honestly can't imagine what I would have done if I didn't work with Christine. She made certain that nothing bothered me on my wedding day and that everything went as planned so that I could enjoy the day to the fullest. She even told me that I could direct all friends and family to her for any questions, months before the wedding!

I did most of the wedding planning myself, but Christine works with some awesome vendors. She helped me with wedding transportation (limos and buses for the guests) and it all went off without a hitch. Also, many of the vendors I had already booked had worked with her and loved her as well.

When I was looking to work on my invitations Christine introduced me to Laurie who works with her as a graphic designer. Laurie was awesome to work with, helped me find ways to save money, and designed the most beautiful invitations I have ever seen in my life. Of course I am biased since they were mine, but everyone I sent them to loved them. She really worked with me to understand what I wanted and customized the invitations accordingly. She created an invite, a weekend guide with a map, and the cutest rsvp postcards ever for a fraction of what it would have cost to buy elsewhere. And she is so responsive! I was honestly sad when I was done working on all the wedding stationary because I wanted to work with her more. You should check out the blog to see her work, my invites are up there!!!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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linda
Wedding:
6/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I was super stressed as my wedding date neared and after reading about Christine's services on Wedding Bee, I decided to reach out to her. After a few e-mail exchange and phone call, I knew that she was the one. Since the day I hired her, she has been nothing but a source of comfort and knowledge -- it's like having an additional bridesmaid/friend on board except this one actually cares about the wedding planning as much as I did (brides, you know what I'm talking about)! Throughout the planning process, Christine was extremely responsive and helpful with everything -- whether that is to just hear me complain (e.g., my photographer bailed on me at the last minute) or to plan (e.g., she took care of all transportation issues). On the day of the wedding, she showed up with a bag mirroring that of Mary Poppins because she had everything any bride could possibly need on that day. She was also everywhere that day, working well with the coordinater at the Palm House, the vendors and with family/friends. While I had no idea where she was at any given moment, the second she sensed my need, she was there. It was like magic! My husband and I could not gush enough about how she really made the day flow so seamlessly. I didn't have to think about anything but enjoying the day. She really went beyond her call of duty at every turn. During the day of, she stayed really late just to make sure everything was ok and in my happy intoxicated stage, to my horror, I left my dress on the shuttle bus. No worries -- Christine saved the day again and made sure she held onto it until I returned from my honeymoon!!!!!

I am so grateful that I had met Christine and that she was part of our special day. Above all, her great smile and attitude cannot be replaced and she's a great joy to have around.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mhalvers
Wedding:
5/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine is amazing. We had the most wonderful experience with her and would highly recommend her to other brides. She helped make our day run seamlessly, and was so kind and calming throughout! She's fabulous!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Joyce
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Quite simply, Christine Viola of Exquisite Affairs productions was the single most important vendor in helping plan my wedding. Even though I considered myself a type A personality and organized, Christine was an invaluable resource in helping me select certain vendors and providing ongoing guidance on a multitude of questions/details that arose throughout the planning. Her guidance truly came from her experience in helping plan so many weddings. As I was planning a NYC wedding from Washington, DC, she worked with me to customize a package that helped with my specific needs. She truly was a partner in the process. Christine is organized, efficient and always prompt in her follow-up, In short, she is a consummate professional. I cannot speak any more highly of her. Book her early!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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KAREN
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Tara from Exquisite Productions. Not only was she a life saver on the day of the wedding -- taking care of all those little things that could have gotten in the way of us having a good time --- but she was also very helpful in the planning process. Tara helped us find a florist, baker, and our wedding day transportation, all at excellent values. We would highly recommend Tara and Exquisite Productions.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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EJS
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Booking EAP for Day of Coordinator services is well worth the money! Christine Viola is the consummate professional - very skilled at what she does. My only regret is not booking her for the entire wedding day (I did the package for 7 hours - getting ready through end of cocktail hour). Just knowing she was there to take care of things was a huge weight off of my shoulders that day.

Additionally, the documents that she prepares prior to the wedding - schedules, compiled list of vendors, important notes - are incredibly valuable. She was a great resource to me in the planning/preparing process (and was always available via email). I would highly recommend EAP and Christine to any bride!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine and her team are seasoned pros! Resourceful, graceful, tasteful, and most importantly great people! Thanks to the help of EAP, I was able to relax, enjoy and celebrate to my fullest. HIGHLY recommended!
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egem523
Wedding:
4/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Loved Christine she was great to have apart of my day. Don't know what I would have done. Thanks!!! I also need to mention that my Family absolutely loved Christine presence they still keep talking about how prepared and on top of things she was. One of the best decision I made making Exquisite Affairs Productions apart of my day!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kim
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Christine that hasn’t been said before? She is fantastic and you should hire her. That’s it. When I first started planning I read so many good reviews of her I hired her over a year before my wedding. She was so helpful all the way through my planning- answering countless emails quickly and always making me feel like a priority when I still had months and months to go. She is a great resource throughout the process. And I can’t imagine not having someone there the day of. She really took care of everything which made me really relaxed and let me enjoy the day with no worries. As soon as she arrived the day of I felt like everything was taken care of. A million little things come up the week of a wedding so having some who is confirming all the vendors is such a huge help. She takes total control of the day without ever seeming bossy or controlling. She is also a very sweet and calm person so she’s just a pleasure to be around. And she comes with a suitcase full of anything you could ever need!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Karen
Wedding:
3/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine was wonderful!!She helped with everystep of our wedding process on the day of our wedding. As soon as she showed up at the hotel, she made sure that everything fell into place.Even if something had gone wrong, I never knew about it, she made sure of that. Christine did such a wonderful job of making sure we had the perfect day.
Thank you Christine!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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susieylee
Wedding:
3/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine is just absolutely amazing, so organized and full of wonderful ideas. i cannot stress how valuable she was on the wedding day. she took care of everything, and was also there by my side to help with anything i needed.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Tara Geremia was our wedding day coodinator and she ended up being much more than that to us! Even though we were paying for just the wedding day, she was there for us for months before our day. I went to Tara for any questions or concerns I had and she was extremely responsive and helpful. Her professionalism and warm friendliness made us very comfortable and confident in trusting our biggest day in her hands. We were stress-free and had an amazing wedding day thanks to her! Thanks so much Tara!
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kisses by yazz
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola at Exquisite Affair Productions was my lifesaver from the moment I spoke to her. She was my eyes and ears both during the process of planning my wedding as well as the day of my wedding. She is such an amazing, professional and talented young woman and she kept me stress-free all day. Christine, I love you! This girl is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone/everyone.
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Fran
Wedding:
2/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola is a true Godsend! From the moment I inquired about her services, she made me feel more relaxed and I regained the excitement of getting married instead of the super stressed, hellish year of planning. My only regret was not finding her sooner!
Services Used: Unique Services
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Emily
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Christine was professional, yet friendly, from the first moment we met her. She consistently went above and beyond the role of a day-of coordinator. Prior to the wedding, she helped with everything from securing last-minute flower and transportation vendors to finalizing decor to organizing our time line. She also met with us on 3 occasions (initial, walk-though at the venue with the caterer--where she took notes (and I forgot!), and details finalization). On the day before the wedding, Christine helped us to set-up our rentals and decorate the venue, which was essential because it was all done DIY. On the day-of the wedding, she was able to coordinate everything flawlessly. Because of Christine, I was able to relax and enjoy myself, knowing that she would take care of the flow of the night and any problem(s) that might come up. She was incredible and successfully pulling the wedding off without her might have been impossible.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I could not have pulled off this wedding without the help of my coordinator. They were absolutely responsiveness, resourceful and professional. I would recommend both Christine and Hollie to any bride looking for a great coordinator.
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Sylvia
Wedding:
9/1/2006
5.0/5.0
I must say that one of the vendors that went ABOVE and BEYOND for us was Christine (our ChrissynRicky)...a true angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This girl was my shadow the entire day! I think one thing that every bride needs for her wedding day (whether you're having 70 people or 300) is a wedding day coordinator. Christine had just started her business but let me tell you, she is AMAZING! And I am not just saying that bc she is my friend...she is a such a good person and so made for this business!

Christined has then prospered in her business and has done an amazing job for all of her brides out there. She is professional, organized, to the point and yet very personable. You will not be disappointed!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Shelley
Wedding:
12/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine from EAP is a true professional.

She is by far one of the most organized people we dealt with during our wedding planning process and a great, great person overall.

She was instrumental during the course of our wedding and we cannot thank her enough.
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tink9166
Wedding:
11/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara was so great. The 5 months leading up to our wedding she was there for me anytime i had a question and would get back to me with in the hour on everything. If i was looking for something she would get all the info on it she could to help me make my choices. The day of my wedding went with out any problems that i knew about- Just to have the extra person to help was awesome. Don't think about getting a DOC Just get one to make your special day one you dont have to worry about.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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erin719nyc
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine as the day-of coordinator for my wedding in New York City -- but she was so much more than just a day-of coordinator and was by my side for weeks before the wedding, helping me in a thousand different ways that went far above and beyond her job description. She immediately put any concerns I had to rest, helped me through every step and went WAY above the call of duty to help me in every way in the months before the wedding. I work at a high-end wedding publication so I know something about the wedding industry, and how hard it can be on brides to navigate it. Christine deftly solved problems I wasn't even aware I had at the time, saving me stress and work. She also found ways for me to save money with many vendors -- effectively, the money I saved on them made up for the money I spent on hiring her. She is the best money I spent on any vendor for my wedding -- and I had some great ones. Her services were absolutely invaluable, and on the day of I seriously don't know what I would have done without her -- if I needed it done, she was there to do it and I just got to sit back, get married, enjoy and have fun with my guests instead of worrying about details. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is not only a day-of coordinator, she is your advocate. I only wish I had hired her earlier in the process.
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aofbride
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Hiring Christine Viola to be our day-of-coordinator for our wedding at Angel Orensanz was one of the best decisions we ever mae! We HIGHLY recommend her to all stressed out brides and grooms!

From the moment I met Christine for the first time, I knew we had to hire her. Christine is a consummate professional with extensive contacts in the industry and an amazing creative streak. She exudes confidence and competence, and is always friendly and upbeat. Christine is incredibly responsive by phone and email and every question or request is treated as a priority by her. And with Christine's background in the finance industry, I met someone whose love of organization and attention to detail made me feel that Christine was always on top of everything. Christine made me feel at ease during a very stressful time - and during the actual day, she was an absolute godsend, making sure that everything ran smoothly and that we had everything we needed.

In short, Christine Viola is the best in the business. My first piece of advice to every new bride is: "Call Christine!"
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Farrah
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
We adore Christine! She is a wedding wizard and we 100% recommend her DOC services for every single bride (and groom who wants to keep his bride sane). Christine is creative, upbeat and incredibly detail oriented. I'm about as Type A as they come, and Christine immediately impressed me with her organizational skills (which doesn't happen easily).

Even if you are a do-it-yourself type and you don't think you need a DOC, my advice is treat yourself and book Christine. She will make your life so much easier!
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Kathi
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I worked with Christine from Exquisite Affairs and highly, highly recommend her. I spent the previous 10 months working hard to plan my wedding and all the details and it was great to know that after all of that work, having her as my DOC on my wedding day, it was all executed flawlessly.
I couldn't have done it without her. Great Job!
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Kimbalina
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara from EAP was a pleasure to work with. I could email her at any time with the smallest of question or concern and she would respond quickly with plans or ideas that suited me and my then fiancee's taste perfectly.
The day of the wedding she was quick and calming to not only me, but my immediate family, bridal party and vendors. When one of my vendors did not meet my expectations, she was on the phone and speaking to the owner of the company with in minutes. She defused the situation and made sure I was happy.
There was no question or doubt in my mind that I ever made a bad choice in getting her. My mother thanked me for having her to help with all the details of the day, that it helped her just enjoy the moment and day with our family and friends.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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kcapone
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I am pretty sure my review will not do Tara Geremia, from Exquisite Affairs Productions justice, but I'll try. She was amazing from Day 1. We hired her as a "Day of" Coordinator, but she was in touch for about 3 months prior giving advice about how to handle certain things. And really was super responsive in any questions we had throughout that time!
If I tried to put a value on her service, it would be priceless. My new husband and I keep saying what a lifesaver she was! We didn't have to worry about one thing. She checked in with us throughout the evening at the exact perfect times and made sure we were having the time of our lives! Which we were!! I don't think a smile left either of our faces and Tara certainly made sure if it!
Thank you again Tara!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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tigra5455
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a very small wedding, but I was looking for someone to help with ceremony set-up and clean-up, to assist guests going the reception venue, and to set-up the reception venue. I did not need an all-day coordinator, just someone for a few hours. What I loved about EAP was that they offered a range of day-of-coordination packages. EAP's Something New package met my needs and provided an affordable option to my wedding coordination needs.
Christine Viola was my day-of-coordinator. I LOVED Christine. She responded immediately to my availability request. She was patient, professional, attentive, supportive and creative. Even though I was having a small wedding and did not require all-day service, she made me feel like my wedding day was important and special.
Christine is an extremely talented individual who loves weddings. Anyone who hires Christine will not be disappointed. I highly recommend Christine and Exquisite Affairs Productions.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I contacted EAP about their day of coordination packages. I booked with Christine almost immediately. She was the best vendor I booked. She took care of everything that I forgot to take care of (which was a lot). I had a hard time with a few of my other vendors. Christine helped me deal with them and find last minute replacements for a few of them. My entire wedding day went so smoothly because of her. My adorable little cousin ran up and hugged me with penne ala vodka all over her mouth... got sauce all over the front of my dress. I thought my dress was ruined. Christine fixed it so quickly that no one else even knew it happened! I highly reccommmend Exquisite Affairs Productions!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Patira
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Words of advice: if you are considering hiring a day of coordinator, do it! I honestly believe that Tara from Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. is the reason why my wedding ran so smoothly. Tara always responded quickly to my emails with professionalism and provided personal attention when I needed it the most. She truly went above an beyond her call of duty from calming my nerves down when the planning got tough (and it will, brides!), to meeting me at a coffee shop to look at my inspiration boards. Just like a little elf, she did all the behind the scenes tasks before anyone realized they even needed to be done. She's also very knowledgeable & successfully found my limousine for the day and our picture location at Gantry Park. She even sat with the limo driver & listened to the traffic reports to find out which route was best. From the moment I hired her to the day of the wedding, I knew I could turn to Tara for support & to tell me what I needed to do! She even called me the day before the wedding just to see how I was doing. Really, if you hire her you will not be disappointed. Her down to earth nature & positive attitude is great. My wedding wasn't even a week ago & I miss her already!
Services Used: Unique Services
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
I simply cannot recommend anyone higher than I recommend Christine and Exquisite Affairs. She saved me so much time, money and aggravation in the months leading up to my wedding, and my wedding went off without a hitch -- thanks in large part to Christine's expertise. She's also just a wonderful and fun person -- just the perfect vendor.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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marty309
Wedding:
9/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine Viola is fabulous. This was my MOST VALUABLE wedding expense. It was worth every single penny. Christine was helpful, professional, supportive and an absolute pleasure to work with. I don't know what I would have done without her. She brought me peace of mind on one of the most important days of my life. I would recommend her to anyone without any hesitation. Exquisite Affairs is truly the best!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cynthia
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Worked with Christine at EAP for over a year leading up to our wedding. She was one of the best decisions we made. Not only was she responsive, responsible, friendly, funny and smart. She has also become a great friend of ours!!! I recommend her to any bride to be.
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kjm24
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara from EAP was my Day of Coordinator and her services were invaluable!! As I had a vineyard wedding, and essentially had to hire out everything from the caterer to the linens, I don't know how I would have pulled it off. She was available for advice from the moment I booked with her and helped me organize my planning before the big day. The day of she handled all the tasks, big and small that I would have done myself, if I weren't the bride! Not only is she an amazing coordinator, she is simply a warm, fun person to have around on your wedding day! I would hire her again in a heartbeat! (hopefully though, I'll never be throwing one of these parties again!)
Thanks Tara!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine from EAP as my DOC for my wedding and she was simply the best. I honestly do not know what I would have done without her. She went above and beyond her DOC duties. She bustled my dress and all of my bridesmaids' dresses. My mom could not find anyone who was able to zip up her dress and it took Christine one swift try. When I practiced my choreographed first dance in my dress I discovered that I couldn't do the steps because I kept tripping on the back of my dress and I freaked out but Christine came to the rescue. With quick wit and 9839530858 pins, Christine pinned the whole bottom of my dress. She literally spent 15 minutes on the floor. I also think Christine has an advantage at her job because she has ESP. I didn't even have to ask her to do things, she just knew what I needed. If you're contemplating getting a DOC stop contemplating and hire Christine, you won't be sorry.
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JAXPRIX
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
CHRISTINE WAS WONDERFUL, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY.
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Christine
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I was completely satisfied with Exquisite Affairs. I worked with Christine V. and she was amazing. Every possible concern or question that came out of my mouth on the day of my wedding, she had it covered! Everything was taken care of from soup to nuts. I highly recommend their services to all brides out there!
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Claudia
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara Geremia at Exquisite Affairs did a great job! She was always in touch with me and very responsive, and took a lot of the worry away from me. I felt that I could totally rely on her on the day of the wedding so that I didn't have to think about anything other than getting married. The day turned out to be perfect!!
Services Used: Unique Services
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HNW
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine was amazing, her services were invaluable, without her I wouldn't have been able to enjoy every minute of my wedding day - with her there, I didn't have to worry about a thing - the best vendor decision of all was to hire Christine as a day of coordinator. I would recommend her unequivocally.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Belinda
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
We used Exquisite Affairs for (i) DOC/planning services (Christine as our primary DOC and Tara as an assistant the day-of) and (ii) our menus, programs and thank you cards (Laurie). Exquisite Affairs is truly a first class business and we were very pleased with our entire EAP experience. I obviously go into (much) more detail below, but I honestly don't think you can wrong with booking anyone from the EAP team.

QUALITY OF SERVICE - booking Christine for day-of-coordinator (DOC) services was one of the best decisions we made during the whole planning process. She went above and beyond standard DOC responsibilities and pretty much helped every step of the way, from finding vendors to all my random wedding questions. She also spent several hours with us at the florist helping us decide on arrangements, bouquets, etc. and took care of mailing our linens back to the vendor after the wedding (when we were on our honeymoon).

RESPONSIVENESS - Christine responds to emails almost immediately and all within 24 hours. Equally important as the speed of her responses was the quality of her responses. I would sometimes write long emails with a list of random questions/concerns and she would reply back with detailed answers for each one. If I sent her a frantic long-winded email about whatever my problem/stress of the week was, her replies were always thoughtful, perfect and to the point. I don't know how she does it, but she just puts you at ease. Maybe with all her experience, she can always put things in a better perspective. Whatever it is, it works :)

PROFESSIONALISM - Christine is the utmost professional - reliable, responsiveness, honest and organized and has great attention to detail. She is also so friendly, warm and personable that even at our first meeting, we felt like we had known her for years. She's like the perfect balance of being a fun and crazy girlfriend, but one that is totally reliable and trustworthy too :) There was not one moment on our wedding day that I didn't feel that Christine was in complete charge and control of what was going on.

VALUE FOR COST - Christine was worth every $ we spent and then some. Her vendor recommendations easily saved us thousands of dollars and tons of stress. Just a few examples - (i) After researching florists and being scared off by pricey Manhattan florists, she recommended a Brooklyn florist. Not only was the florist an absolute sweetheart, we couldn't be happier with our flowers. We would have very easily been charged 25-50% more in Manhattan; (ii) After doing a bunch of research on limos on our own, we asked her for her opinion on the quotes we received and she was able to get comparable if not better pricing with another limo company she's used before. She doesn't push anyone to use her recommended vendors at all, but particularly for limos, shuttles, etc (I always hear horror stories about transportation being late, not showing up etc.), it made us feel so much better that she had worked with these companies and had good experiences with them.

FLEXIBILITY - Even before our wedding, we were already convinced that Christine had exceeded all of our expectations for a DOC (I know that sounds a bit ironic since we hired her for "day-of" services). But it was how she dealt with unexpected hiccups on the actual wedding day that had us completely convinced that we owe her our first born :)

A bit of background - during the planning process, we figured if we planned everything well enough, we just needed a DOC to make sure everything was executed according to plan. Sure there could be some minor unanticipated hiccups during the day, but we figured that was par for the course and were sure that Christine would be able to care of everything. While thankfully nothing catastrophic happened the day-of, there were definitely some unusual occurrences that Christine and Tara were able to take care of seamlessly: (i) Some of our guests got on the wrong shuttle from the hotel to the Church (before getting on, my uncle confirmed with the driver that it was going to the church. Not only did the driver lie, but once our guests realized they were on the wrong shuttle, the driver wouldn't let them off!) - Christine got on the phone and worked her magic. She spoke with the lost guests, the wrong shuttle driver and the correct shuttle driver and got the driver to let the guests off at an agreed upon corner and have the correct shuttle pick them up; (ii) Our videographer completely passed out in the middle of the ceremony - Christine again worked her magic. She got some food and water to our videographer, made sure she was okay and got her up and going before anyone noticed she was missing. These are just a few examples and we didn't even know half of this stuff occurred until after the wedding! Being the worry-wart that I can be, if I had known, I would have been totally distracted and pre-occupied worrying about how to fix things. But Christine was there and I didn't have to worry at all. I felt that she had the day under control the entire time and that helped us enjoy the day with hardly a care in the world.

In the end, we had an amazing wedding and had more fun that we could have ever imagined and a large part of that is due to the amazing Exquisite Affairs team. Christine was integral in the planning process - a calming force through all the ups and downs of planning and a great resource for random etiquette questions, style ideas and vendor recommendations. On our wedding day, she was there from the beginning to the very end, taking care of minor hiccups and major hiccups and hardly skipping a beat. Her rates are far better than anyone I was able to find, and even if her rates were double, she would still be an absolute bargain! Christine is a wonderful person, an amazing planner/DOC and overall just an absolute rockstar!


LAURIE
We were extremely pleased with Laurie's work on our menus, programs and thank you cards. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. We decided fairly late in the process to outsource our programs and menu cards and even our the tight time frame, she was very accommodating. I emailed over a few samples and a couple of thoughts of what we were looking for and she came back with great mock-ups. I'm not very creative so I really appreciated her input and ideas. She was also very responsive to any suggestions, questions and changes.

When we were looking for ideas for thank you cards, we thought we wanted to incorporate a wedding picture or two. We looked around and couldn't find many that we really liked. The few options that we did like were a bit pricey, and you'd still have to do it all online (i.e. no creative input from a real person). Then we came across a photo postcard that Laurie did and we loved it! We asked if she could do it in as a folded card instead and that was no problem. Again, as soon as we sent her the pictures, she was able to turnaround great mock-ups almost immediately. Her prices were great and the quality of the end product was wonderful.

In a nutshell, Laurie is extremely responsive - even though she was studying hard for an exam at the same time, I don't remember having to wait more than a day for a response; Her rates are very competitive; And her work is beautiful - check out some examples of her work on the EAP website!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Deanna
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine V from EAP is the absolute best! I booked her about 13 months before our wedding after hearing all the great reviews from other brides on a LI forum. I booked her to be my "Day Of Coordinator" because I wanted to plan everything myself, but have someone be there the day of my wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly. We kept in touch via e-mail and any time I had a question, Christine would be there to give me advice right away. She became more like a friend. She also coordinated my rehearsal dinner (which I really needed because of my huge bridal party). The day of my wedding, she pulled through like I knew she would... she took care of all the little things and the other annoyances (which I did not find out until after the wedding) so that me, my husband and our families could enjoy our special day. I highly recommend her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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vintgbride
Wedding:
8/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Hollie Holmes from Exquisite Affairs was wonderful to work with! I planned my wedding from Europe. Hollie planned my wedding from start to finish. She was amazing from start to finish! Everything ran like clockwork thanks to her. I highly recommend her.
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lilneko69
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine is a ball of fire! She is organized, supportive, knowledgeable, and hilarious. She is reachable almost 24/7 by email. She gives great advice and comes up with solutions to the smallest issues. As a DOC, she has gone above and beyond. Christine created 2 floral proposals for me and even came with me to a florist meeting. She also came to the tasting to ensure the set-up goes smoothly with the venue. Christine went to bat for us to have the ceremony moved outdoors. She also oversaw the set-up of the entire ceremony and reception areas. Most importantly, she dealt with my family’s craziness as we got ready, had 2 separate tea ceremonies, took photos in Meatpacking, took photos at Battery Park, and changed into and out of my gowns/shoes/jewelry 3 times. Plus she helped my aunt and my cousin find needle and thread for a dress emergency. I firmly believe every bride should have Christine in her corner on the day of her wedding.
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bearbride
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot give enough praise about Tara! Tara was incredibly supportive and warm from the moment we met her. I was able to use her to bounce ideas and to ask for inspiration, get creative details for my wedding, and just talk. What a great, down-to-earth person is Tara. And what about her professionalism? Not only was she was very prompt in responding to my emails and questions, but she saved our butts!! Since she really thought about every major detail and knew the ins and outs of our wedding, she handed us a copy of our ceremony reading just moments before we were to start. The only time I got nervous during the entire day was just as I was about to walk down the aisle. That's certainly nothing that Tara can control! But she controlled everything else. I was worry-free as can be. This is simply due to Tara. On the wedding day, she ran up and down stairs to deliver hundreds of *things*, she set up my entire candy buffet and kept it filled the entire night, was in ten places at a time, and brought an entire suitcase of emergency supplies. You don't even want to know how many times we needed scissors that day! I certainly didn't anticipate it, but Tara did. She's a freaken pro! She even did my bustle because everyone had disappeared to cocktail hour after picture taking.

How would you like, on your wedding day, to have a friendly face tell you that everything is going great? And to look into that face and know that its true, because she is keeping it there? It's an amazing, freeing feeling. Seriously. Book Tara. Just for the peace of mind, for the organization skills and her keen attention to detail!
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lyssnrob
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Absolutely unbelievable! It was such a relief to have Christine there that day. She handled every little annoying detail/issue that came up so that I didn't have to. She was friendly and everyone loved having her there. Christine was a pleasure to work with!
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Sandy
Wedding:
7/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I went with EAP for my wedding invitations and for their wedding coordination services. I wanted our wedding invitation to be really special and Laurie helped us to achieve this goal. I could not have been more pleased with the quality and overall style of Laurie's work. Her work is simply impeccable. As for Christine, what a sweetheart. I can't begin to thank her enough for all that she did the day of the wedding and everything before. She did everything to make it perfect: even getting scoopers at the last minute for our candy bar.

In short, EAP is the precise mixture of command, sophistication, and elegance.
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soon2BMrsMcD
Wedding:
7/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara was an UNBELIEVABLE Day of Coordinator. I only hired her for one day, yet from the night I booked her, she was available non-stop for me. We kept in contact via e-mail and she was constantly checking up on me and making sure everything was running smoothly. This was not included in our contract by the way, Tara is just an amazing person!!

On the day of my wedding Tara arrived right on time with her "bag of tricks" as my bridesmaids called it. She was on the ball with everything from makeup to hair to flowers to limos....you name it and she was on IT!! My family was so impressed with her services. They all laughed at me when I said I hired a DOC, but after they met Tara and watched her work her magic, they were blown away. My husband and I were blown away as well. I feel like she is one of my friends now, and I was so lucky she was there to share our day.
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zuckee
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Tara was great to work with and my (now) husband and I were very glad we booked her DOC services, and would definitely recommend her to others.

She was great in being flexible to meet with me, as I was an "out of town" bride, so i had to make my appointments around my other wedding appointments.

Our wedding had gotten to be bigger than expected and she made me feel at ease with all the overwhelming feelings i was having. I am glad I decided to hire a day of coordinator. Even though the caterer apparently had "their people" to take care of me, i am glad I had someone, Tara, to look over everyone else (including all the other vendors, and, also me.) She was on the ball overseeing everything and it was nice not having to worry about the little things on such an important day. And it was nice to have someone keeping track of time - as it seemed to go so fast! She also picked up the bouquets on the way to meet us getting ready in the morning, which was a HUGE help for the day!

The only thing I wish we had done different is perhaps get some pointers on "working the room" so to speak. As time passed during the course of the reception, i felt like we werent getting around to say hello to everyone. Not that that was her fault, I just wish I had thought to ask how to manage the time going around to all the tables and speaking to everyone.

But it was a magical day and I have many beautiful photos to prove it. Everyone is smiling in each and every one.

thank you...
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Mali
Wedding:
6/22/2008
5.0/5.0
As soon as Christine and I began communicating I knew hiring her company was a good idea. I knew that my personality required me to have someone with me on the day of the wedding that 1) I was comfortable with, and, 2) cared enough to get any job done. I needed my day-of-coordinator to be my eyes and organizer and Christine did this and more. Christine was always one step ahead and took the initiative to take care of things. Christine managed the entire bridal party and all the vendors and did so with such ease. You can tell Christine enjoys her job...and she does it really well!! EAP was surely one of my favorite vendors and I am very happy that my husband and I decided to book the company. In my final pre-wedding days I was crazed and Christine put me at ease and even made me laugh when I really needed it.
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Karen
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine was absolutely amazing! She is professional, responsive and ready to assist in any manner possible to make your day a memorable one. During the planning process, she recommended vendors, advised me on timing/planning issues and provided all around support. On the day of our wedding, her calm presence allowed us to enjoy our day and spend time with our families and friends. I have nothing but the highest praise for her and Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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JanetCC
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine and her team are a must for every bride. No matter how organized or knowledgeable you are about events and logistics, there is nothing as important as your wedding day, and the number of details that need to be attended to in order for the day to go well should not be underestimated. You cannot enjoy your wedding day without a planner and you will be thrilled with your day if Christine is your coordinator. Despite a torrential thunderstorm a half hour before our wedding ceremony, EVERY detail of our wedding was executed beautifully and Christine's professionalism, calm and skills drew praise from our wedding party, priest and various vendors. She is an absolute pro and a complete delight to work with. A plus service, all too rare in New York City!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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cbkn5308
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Simply put these ladies made my day what it was. They are meticulous, super organized, kind, funny and nothing falls off their radar. EVER. From the first time I met Christine Viola, I knew that she would be the one person who could I could rely on to make sure all those details, big and small, would be taken care of. As a result, the wedding was legendary for my family and friends--a month plus later guests are still RAVING about how fabulous it was. Hands down, without a doubt, hiring Christine was my best decision (next to marrying my husband!). Having her enabled me to enjoy evey single aspect of my wedding--not one moment was missed because of all her hard work. I was the most relaxed bride, hands down,--and for anyone who knows me that is totally contradictory to my daily persona!

My wedding was full of Christine touches--from the out of town bags, to her vision on how to tone down the flowered wallpaper in the ladies room that bothered my mom to no avail and helping in selecting elegant, but not overdone, flowers for the reception, just to name a few. She also enlisted Laurie, Exquisite's graphic designer, for the remainder of the paper goods, which were stunning. Not one detail was overlooked for my wedding--when I walked into the University Club's 7th floor, tears welled up. It was magical--from the flower arrangement that my guests saw upon exiting the elevator, to the rediculously gorgeous arrangement at the card table, to the overlays on the tables and the accompanying flower arrangements and placement of the menus and favors, and the set up of the outdoor patio, WOW. It was beyond the perfect dream wedding.

Christine was there for me from the moment I signed on as an Exquisite Bride. She held my hand through various 'dramas,' last minute changes and gave her honest opinion 1000% of the time. To say she went above and beyond is an extreme understatement--from managing sticky family situations, to meetings with the florist, walk throughs at the University Club, emails with bridesmaids and groomsmens' wives and managing 43 of us at the church rehersal, she did it all! I could ask her anything--she guided me on tips, dealt with situations I chickened out of, et. Not one member of our bridal party or immediate family was not on a first name basis with Christine and Tara. And we all LOVED THEM. I truly feel that I gained a friend, and my family a permanent event planner for the next celebration!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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brooklynbride
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine and her team did an amazing job for our wedding! They took care of all the things we didn't want to (like making a schedule, figuring out the limo situation, etc) and made the entire day stress free!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Grace
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine was amazing through and through. She was so immediately available at all times and so supportive every step of the way. Christine treats her job like it is her personal mission to make everything run smoothly and perfectly. She is so detail oriented and made me think about all the details of the wedding prior to the big day so that everything ran exactly like I wanted it to. On the day of the wedding she did everything I asked for and more, all while staying low key and low profile. She is absolutely unbeatable, esp for the ridiculously low price. Whatever reservations you might have hiring a wedding coordinator, never fear. She will deliver far beyond your expectations. And finally, even after the wedding, and after the fee was paid and the tip was delivered, she still offered her full support in all the after-wedding ordeals that I encountered. I endorse her fully.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted to book Christine as my DOC even before we met in person! Out of the numerous coordinators I contacted for my wedding, Christine was always the fastest to respond to all my questions, and also the nicest and most enthusiastic. And prices were unbeatable!

I was a wreck in the few months prior to my wedding, but as soon as we had our final meeting with Christine, I felt a huge load lift from my shoulders. She soon emailed me our wedding day timeline, and it would be an understatement to say that I was impressed...I thought I was anal about my lists, but this timeline put everything I've done in the past to shame!

We had a bunch of last-minute changes, families who do not speak English, and decisions that were made on the 11th hour. Christine took all this by stride and took care of EVERYTHING. She had backup plans for her backup plans...and even through her recommendations, she always made sure to let me know that this was my day, and I should do what makes me happy.

She was unobtrusive on the day of the wedding, seeming to disappear but appearing again as if by magic, right by my side, whenever I needed her. She dealt with all my vendors politely and they all praised her as well. My bridesmaids fell in love with her (as I told them they would) and while raiding the suitcase she carried around with her all day, they even joked, "Do you have unicorns in there?" because she really seemed to have everything you can possibly want or need!

I would recommend Christine and EAP in a heartbeat. She really helped make my wedding day stress-free and went above and beyond my expectations in everything she did. I love you Christine!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jean
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine from Exquisite Affairs Production was fantastic! She was an absolute pleasure to work with - my husband and family both LOVED working with her. She was professional before, during and after the wedding. Christine also went above and beyond her call of duty - she was so helpful in so many ways during the planning phase even though I had only hired her for the Day of Coordinator services. Every bride should have a friend like Christine to help her with the wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amy
Wedding:
2/17/2008
5.0/5.0
I have only wonderful things to say about Christine and her company, Exquisite Affairs Productions. I hired Christine when I was cracking under the pressure and she really came to the rescue. She was very responsive to my calls and emails, and I believe that it was because of her that I was able to actually enjoy my wedding!!! It was the best money I spent throughout the entire wedding planning process.
Services Used: Unique Services
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Tara
Wedding:
2/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Finding exquisite affairs was one of the best things I did! They helped me so much that day. I dont know what I would have done with out them. Tara managed all the buses that we had transporting guest and Christine did everything from sewing the bridesmaid dresses that broke to dealing with getting the gifts back to my hotel room. She knows what she is doing and how to handle every situation becasue she has done it so often.. and lets face it this is most brides first (and only time!) This honestly was the BEST money spend on the wedding. I would 100% advise any bride no matter your budget to use them!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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apple99
Wedding:
1/16/2008
5.0/5.0
There are certain things you think about doing for your wedding that you are just not sure about; a wedding coordinator tends to be one of those things. You think to yourself do you really need one, is it a frivolous use of money, and what can they really do. My decision to hire Christine Viola from Exquisite Affaris was one of the best decisions I made in regards to my wedding. Above everything that Christine did, the most important thing she provided me with was peace of mind. No matter how organized and prepared you are, the wedding day is hectic and things will happen that are beyond your control. Christine dealt with all the little fires, she coordinated and organized everyone, she made sure all the vendors showed up, that the bridal party everyone else stayed on schedule, and she handled all the last minute payments and tips. She is also a doll to have around. She's cool, calm and collected...nothing seems to faze her. Christine was also a doll to work with during the wedding planning, she responds to all your emails in an astonishingly fast manner. She goes and above and beyond what she has to do. Of all the Vendors I used she was definitely in my top 3 favorites. I can't recommend her enough or advice people to get a wedding coordinator for their weddings. With all the time and money you spent on your wedding day, you want to enjoy the show not be coordinating it or even worst handing of the headache to a family member or friend.
Services Used: Unique Services
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/28/2007
5.0/5.0
absolutely amazing job done by Christine, she was so patient, just an awesome person and a friendly face to have around on "wedding day". She did a great job of coordinating all my vendors, my guests, wedding party, etc, etc. The day flowed beautifully with Christine in my corner. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family looking to plan an event.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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nicole
Wedding:
11/23/2007
5.0/5.0
You can't go wrong with Christine Viola and the entire staff at Exquisite Affairs Productions.

I couldn't have been any more pleased with Christine throughout my entire planning process, and she really went above and beyond in all aspects.

I've recommended her to many many brides to be, and I will continue to do so.

Looking forward to seeing her at my sister's wedding, too!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
9/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Christine from Exquisite Affairs Productions was all that I could have asked for and more, in a Day Of Coordinator. She also painstakingly designed and created my pocketfold invitations, menus, table numbers, votive placecard holders, ceremony programs and childrens' gift bags! Her attention to detail, calmness under pressure and organization is unparalleled!! I highly recommend Christine and all of the ladies at EAP without reservation!! A+++++++++++++
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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bride bettie
Wedding:
9/17/2006
5.0/5.0
Another 5 Star choice -- Christina was wonderful. Smart, down to earth and funny she kept me calm on my big day. Since our ceremony was outdoors in a public space there was the potential for a major snafu but Christine kept everything under control. I was quite impressed with her professionalism. I had only used her services for the day of and for a couple of consults but I would highly recommend her to the bride who needs her hand held through the whole wedding planning process.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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lisaac
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I hired Christine as my Day of Coordinator but she truly went above and beyond merely DOC services. I planned my wedding long distance from Illinois, so much of our correspondence was via email and phone. Christine was always responsive and often served as my eyes and ears when I could not meet with vendors in person. She offered valuable advice and was extremely patient throughout the planning process. Knowing that she was on top of everything truly enabled me to relax and enjoy our special day. I would recommend her services without hesitation.

I also used Laurie Correas of EAP for design and print services. Everything arrived in a timely manner and was packaged nicely. Laurie was very patient throughout the entire process and I was given ample opportunity to request changes and make modifications during the design process. Laurie also assisted with the design of our Gobo which turned out very nice and tied into our wedding theme perfectly. Everyone remarked how the Gobo, the wedding program, menu cards, and escort cards were beautiful.
The only very minor flaw was in the design of the escort cards. The font used was extremely small and many guests were unable to locate their cards in the dim lighting. I noticed when they arrived in the mail that the font was too small but with the wedding only days away there was not an opportunity to redo them. While I acknowledge that I should have noticed the font size during the proof approval process, I would think she would have noticed that the font size would be unreadable for most of our guests. With the exception of this minor glitch I would recommend using Laurie Correas for all your design and printing needs. She’s an excellent graphic designer and full of creative ideas.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Carissa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Christine from EAP did a wonderful job, especially the day of my Wedding. It allowed for a stress-free day (even with a little rain).
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.9/5.0
The wedding could not have gone better and all of the guests agreed! Exquisite Affairs is absolutely amazing at creating elegant and memorable events. My expectations for how wonderful our wedding day would be were blown out of the water by the reality. I cannot reccommend Exquisite Affairs enough. My only advice is to trust their judgements and take their suggestions, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. The wedding day went smoothly, and afterwards, I felt it was worth every cent.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.9/5.0
I chose the "Something Blue" package; Tara was great. She really got us to nail down a bunch of the details that we were hoping would solve themselves. Hiring a "day-of" coordinator is a bit like buying insurance. Nothing at our wedding went wrong; it was so seamless that we'd maybe even think that we didn't need to have a coordinator...but that's just because Tara did a great job.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amanda R
Wedding:
8/26/2011
4.9/5.0
Besides saying "yes" to my now husband, hiring EAP was the best decision I made in the wedding process!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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AC
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.9/5.0
Christine Viola is a fabulous wedding planner! Christine helped us plan just about everything for out July 2011 wedding. She helped us set a reasonable schedule for the months leading up to the wedding and a schedule for the day-of than was planned down to the time it took to get from the hotel room to the lobby. She helped us source great vendors, stay on budget, get value for our money and add still add those extra touches that would make the day even more memorable for us and our guests. Christine was always available via email or for a quick phone call which is key if you have a crazy schedule like my husband and me. Hiring Christine was by far the best decision we made in the planning process!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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perryhudson
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.9/5.0
Christine went above and beyond my expectations. In addition to coordinating our wedding on the day-of, she helped out in many other ways in the month leading up to the day. She helped me finalize last-minute design details (room layout, tablecloths, napkins, etc.) and got us a great deal on our rentals and photobooth. Do not hesitate to hire her, it will be the best money you spend.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lindsey
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Overall great experience with Christine. Very helpful in working through all day-of details with me and guiding me through the process.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mother of the bride
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
We had an excellent experience with Christine from Exquisite Affairs. She is a can do and a follow through person. She has great suggestions and very good contacts. She is obviously respected in her field. Her diplomacy and people skills are so helpful when dealing with the bride, groom, parents, and vendors. On the "day of" she was on top of everything. Thanks to Christine we had a very organized, well planned, and fun wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Joy
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.9/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with my services from Exquisite Affairs Productions! Due to the location of my ceremony and reception (and a very detailed mother), I didn't really need a full-time wedding planner, but the day-of option was just what I was looking for!! I worked with Tara Geremia whom I met with for the first time in July of last year (approximately 9 mos before my wedding) where we discussed her services and the different levels offered. She was amazing and the fact that she had worked with the staff at the Central Park Boathouse for prior weddings definitely helped seal the deal. Over the next 9 months, Tara and I spoke via email as needed and she was a great resource for vendors and recommendations. I kept her posted on all the developments and as the wedding drew near, she reached out to me for updates, scheduling our appointments, transferring vendor contacts and organization of vendor responsibilities for Tara to oversee as well as working with our vendors to develop a minute-by-minute timeline for the day of the wedding. I seriously could go on and on, but simply put...Tara was amazing and I have no doubt that anyone with Exquisite Affairs would deliver the same quality professional services and do so while having a great time along the way!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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cmbrandt
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.9/5.0
Christine was available every step of the way and helped us to stay in budget, even if that meant saying no to us sometimes. :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mrs.Gonzalez
Wedding:
5/29/2009
4.9/5.0
I absolutely love Christine… she was so helpful day of the wedding. I knew she was the one when I sent her that first e-mail and she respond in 10 mins flat, that’s when I knew it would be a match made in heaven. She very easy to work with, eased all my anxieties and took control when a situation came up.
Ex. The day of the wedding my make-up artist was a no show and I was freaking out that to me was the worse thing that could happen but Christine took charge of the situation ensuring me that all will be well and putting on make up for not only me but for my mother & mother in law and our make-up looked stunning.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katbuch
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.9/5.0
I hired Tara to be our day of planner for our wedding in New York City. She was very professional and helpful throughout the five months of planning and the day of the wedding. The best part was I didn't have to worry about any of the vendors leading up to and during our wedding day. We found out the week before the wedding that the streets around our reception venue were going to be closed for an Earth Day festival. Tara called all our vendors and worked out the details of where they would park etc. On our wedding day - the limo to take us to the church was caught in traffic and running late - Tara was in touch with them so I didn't have to worry about it. She came prepared and took care of the small details. I highly recommend Tara.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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AMFascianella
Wedding:
11/15/2008
4.9/5.0
I've known Christine since 1998. We hung out every weekend basically for a few years and always adored each other. When I heard she started EAP, it was a no brain-er that she was the one I wanted for my DOC. True story: months before my husband proposed I emailed Christine and asked her to hold our wedding date as a just in case. After he popped the question, I contacted Christine and the "pencil hold" became sealed in ink! She helped with countless decisions, allowing me to give numerous choices and her narrowing them down for me. It was great to have someone's ear. For our final meeting she sat with Tom and I for an hour going over every single detail and answering all of our questions.

The day of the wedding she was early and started working as soon as she got there. She helped everyone and anyone. She had us on schedule and every thing flowed like a swiss clock. She bustled all of my girls' dresses, she helped me use the bathroom, she made me eat, fixed my hair, organized my wedding party army (over 25 people), she calmed my nerves and laughed at/with me!!! lol She is AWESOME and I can't recommend her ENOUGH!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Christine of Exquisite Affairs Productions was the glue that kept things running in the lead up and on the day of our wedding. We engaged EAP for day-of coordination services, but Christine went above and beyond. She provided recommendations for and contacted on our behalf musicians and a transportation company. Everything ran smoothly day-of with all of our vendors (I think we had 12.) because of her diligent work to contact them before and make sure all was squared away with arrival times, deliveries, etc. Many of our vendors also remarked unprompted how great she was to work with. Our families had never met before the day of the wedding, and Christine handled getting everyone organized and in place for the ceremony perfectly. She is calm during crazy times, but firm enough to ensure that things run in a timely and well-organized way without stressing anyone out. EAP was probably the best money we spent on our wedding. Would definitely recommend to others.
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Sheri
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.8/5.0
We ordered our wedding invitation suite from Exquisite Affairs Productions "Type and Love Paperie" service after seeing and loving the NYC Skyline invitation design. EAP (specifically Laurie Coreas) were very easy to work with, even with my fiancé and I living overseas. We did everything by email, and it could not have gone smoother. They gave many options for font and were willing to make adjustments that I requested. They even addressed, assembled, stamped and mailed the envelopes for us. We could not have been happier with the process. The price they charged for all this was more than fair. I recommend them.
Services Used: Invitations
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
The girls at EAP are simply wonderful, I don't think my day would have been the success it was without them. From the recommendations for vendors (catering, hair, makeup, flowers) to the true hard work they put into making sure our dream was realized - all we can say is thanks a million. Esp to Christine and Annie... you guys were amazing.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Olga
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Janine did a great job with our wedding. She was super nice, flexible in arranging the wedding package we needed, always quick to respond by phone and email, andvery helpful in helping us put together a good schedule. On the day of the wedding, she was very professional and made sure all of the details we discussed were taken care and everything stayed on schedule, without me and my husband needing to worry about each thing. Great vendor!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ramona
Wedding:
6/24/2012
4.8/5.0
I have to say if it weren't for Exquisite Events my wedding would have been a disaster. Christine's professionalism and attention to detail were impeccable. Her sharp negotiating skills were well appreciated in order for us to stay in budget and still have the level of quality wedding we aspired to have. Her down to earth personality was also a wonderful trait for us to relate to, especially when dealing with my family! I would recommend Exquisite Affairs one hundred percent to all brides looking for a professional, creative, bubbly planner that can fit all budgets. Christine and her team rocks!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sophia
Wedding:
12/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Annie Fonseca was my day of coordinator and she was great! It was helpful to have conversations with her prior to my wedding to review my wedding timeline and make sure everything was in order before the big day. It was also immensely helpful to have Annie be there on the wedding day to make to make sure everything was on time, distribute tips to vendors, and take care of lots of last minute things that are impossible to predict beforehand. I was a pretty involved bride so for me day of coordinator services (instead of full on wedding planning services) worked very well. My husband and I are Pakistani so Annie was great about researching elements of Pakistani weddings, and learning about a Muslim Nikkah, beforehand! Overall Annie was fun and easy to work with.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Just Married
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
Our wedding planner (DOC) was Tara Geremia. I picked her because I had read somewhere that she had done a wedding at 632 on Hudson in Greenwich Village. We were married there in June of 2010 and she was an absolute lifesaver. We cannot thank her enough for being so amazing at the wedding. We never imagined the day could possibly be so beautiful and run so smoothly. She was extremely helpful and we had several people comment about how great she was.. so laid back, organized and just really exactly what we needed. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU Tara! Rachel & Malik
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Ada
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.8/5.0
I need to give Hollie from EAP a big e-hug and e-thumbs up. She kept me calm and collected on the day of, and took care of everything. Even though on the day of my wedding, she was sick and had no voice, she still ran around like a true pro and kept everything organized and moving along. If there were any problems, I never heard about them. PLUS, I had drawn up a detailed plan of how I wanted things set up at the venue, AND THEN FORGOT TO GIVE IT TO HER like the airheaded person I am but it didn't matter because when I got there, everything was pretty much where I wanted it. She is intuitive of your needs, and she is just FABULOUS. Absolutely one of the reasons why our wedding was SO. MUCH. FUN. was because she never let me worry about a thing.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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clarissa
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.8/5.0
We hired Tara from Exquisite Affairs Productions as our Day of Coordinator several months before our wedding. From our initial meeting she was very responsive to all our emails, and provided us with preferred vendors and vendor discounts. The day of the wedding she was so helpful in making sure everything ran smoothly - from coordinating shuttle buses to distributing tips at the end of the night, we would not have been able to enjoy the wedding as much as we did without her assistance. We would highly recommend Tara or anyone from EAP.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Hammy
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.8/5.0
Tara was a calm, responsive, and sympathetic voice during the planning process. On the day she was ready to attend to anything that came up and made everything run smoothly.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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cspex
Wedding:
3/22/2008
4.8/5.0
Christine was incredible helpful on and before our wedding day. We felt calm and at ease knowing that the details of our most important day were in her very capable hands. She answered all of our questions in an incredibly timely manner. I cannot recommend her services enough.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Stacy
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.7/5.0
All these wonderful reviews are true! I had Tara as our day-of-coordinator, she was professional, knowledgeable and I felt comfort in knowing everything would be taken care of. She was had some great vendor recommendations and was followed up with me to make sure I felt at ease throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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olamina
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.7/5.0
The best part of having Tara as my day-of coordinator was that from the day I hired her, she was available to bounce ideas off of. She doesn't dilly-dally, she just gives you non-nonsense feedback on her ideas and has a rolodex of vendors she can refer you to. I was pretty far into my planning when I hired her so I didn't really need very much, but I am glad I had Tara as a firm and expert extra hand in my wedding planning and execution. It was a fabulous day!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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bbaldigo
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.7/5.0
EAP was exactly what I needed to keep me organized and their fees can't be beat.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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xhinadol78
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.6/5.0
WEDDING PLANNER
For the planning of our wedding, Christine Viola was our go-to girl. We opted for the full planning service as we were really struggling with the selection of our venue. Christine jumped right in and was able to tell us that the original venue we had decided on was out of budget, which saved us from a huge headache later on down the road. She also found us an amazing venue that exactly fit the criteria and ambiance of what we were looking for!

Throughout the process, Christine was not only quick to respond to all of my inquiries... She put things into perspective when making the important or not-so-important decisions without making me feel erratic. Christine's personality is not only bright, humourous and down-to-earth, but she really has an amazingly calming effect when you think you about to have a melt down! ;)
She has a solid list of vendors, but certainly doesn't shove them down you throat, and was great on keeping me on on track for the timeline and budget.

I think if I were to pinpoint one service where I got the most "bang out of my buck", was the day of planner. I started right into my organizer mode on the day of the wedding, but was shut down immediately by Christine. She delegated everything and made sure all the little details that I was worried about were taken care of. She even made a bustle out of the train of my dress, when I didn't have one buit in!! AMAZING! Random things she took care of that day.... final payments to all vendors, timeline of day, organizing or family and friend for pics, double sided tape for my MOH's faultly dress straps, lipstick patrol, hair patrol, brought us hors d'ouervues during cocktail hour, and other things I'm sure I missing! Every one of my girls and family, commented on that day how amazing she was which just goes to show how at ease everyone was. I was very happy that everyone could just focus on having a great time!


INVITATIONS

Laurie was our go-to girl for the design, printing and delivery of the invitations. We ran behind on the startb of the invitations and full process from the start of the design all the way down to delivery took approxiamtely 2-3 weeks in total. Laurie's amazing in delivery your concept, or just creating something beautiful for the invitations, but there were a few details that caught me by surprise. Most details are common procedure when designing your own invitations.... but not necessarily common knowledge to first time wedders.

1.) You need to pick out verbiage of how you want each card to read... i.e. invitation, rsvp card, (accomodations and directions is commonly needed to be provided) If you're looking for something alerady prepackaged, you should order something online that's already made. Since we created our invites, I forgot small things like "black tie preferred".

2.) You have to put the invitations together. Meaning, gluing envelopes inserts, stuffing, layering etc.... This is normal, but we were surprised by the envelope liners and sealing emblems needing to be glued. It would've been nice to at least have received one invite that was already put together, so we knew what the final product looked like. The 5 min. of invested to provide us with one finished invitation, would've saved us a ton of headaches that night. The instructions were a bit hard to follow, and it didn't help that they had no illustrations.

Overall, the invitations were GORGEOUS! The look was exactly how we wanted them to be, if not better. My only criticism is that, unless you live in Long Island, most communication is done over email which resulted in a lot of MISCOMMUNICATION. We received our rsvp envelopes without return addresses (which was a misunderstanding, but logically, why would I write my own address over and over again on the rsvp envelopes!?) There were also a couple items (i.e. map) that weren't designed because something else was lost in translation.
The overall delays caused an extra week delay in what was already a late start to the process. I still regret having created something so beautiful, knowing my guests enjoyed it for only 2-3 weeks... :(

Overall, if you plan ahead and account for potential bumps in the road, you'll have amazing invites.... but give yourself at least 2.5 months before the big day.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/5/2008
4.6/5.0
Christine Viola is a lifesaver! She was so helpful with all the aspects of my wedding and did so in a calm, even-keeled manner. I had such an amazing time on the actual day and the added bonus was that Christine was behind the scenes managing all the moving pieces. This was not only great for me, but the bridal party as well (since they end up carrying the brunt).

Since I had never planned a wedding before, I did not even know where to start. Christine made sure that I was on track and managed all the details for my wedding that I could not and did not want to handle for the event. She came with me to the important vendor meetings and has a wonderful rapport with them.

I would highly recommend EAP and Christine Viola to any bride who is looking to cut down on her stress and to have a very detail-oriented person behind the scenes making sure things go off without a misstep.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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stephc206
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.6/5.0
All I can say is that all the services rendered by Exquisite Affairs were phenomenal!
They truly went above and beyond the call of duty not only for the day of but way before it had even started.

Let me start out by saying we had a pretty big wedding. 1 maid of honor, 9 bridesmaids, 1 best man, 9 groomsmen, approximately 120 family members combined from both sides, and about 275 guest, a total of 416 people to be exact- Exquisite Affairs followed through with grace and elegance through any trouble faced that day- and we definitely did have our share. I was just so happy to have Christine there- she helped us stick to our time schedule and delivered an excellent performance throughout the day with supernatural powers.

Christine was there for me from the minute I started getting ready for my wedding to the church, during the ceremony and all the way through seating, dress changing, eating, and drinking and dancing at the reception a full twelve hour day.

Above And Beyond: Last minute, literally 2 days to go, I needed 65 boutonnieres and 46 corsages for family on both sides, to please both moms- Christine came through with her recommended florist, no fuss, no push backs, no questions, just helped in the only way she could which was to place the order for me and pick them up on the day of on her way to me.

Duty Calls: After the ceremony my photographer had made us make a list of pictures we needed taken with family along with our bridal party. With 120 family members you can't pick and choose which one of your mom's or your dad's brothers and sisters will you take pictures with- it was all or nothing. So Christine stood there for about 1 hour and a half helping call out families and cousins with names hard to prenunciate off of the lists and made it go very smoothly and successfully. We finished 1 hour before we had projected.

Phenomenal: The day of, my maid of honor and her sister, also one of my bridesmaids, realize they forgot to pick up their dresses to change into for the reception after the bridal party had taken pictures. At that point, I said just forget the dresses and stay in your gowns we'll be fine, Christine offered to go and pick them up while the bridal party enjoyed our share of appetizers and drinks in our bridal suite.

Exceptional: Christine made it back in plenty of time from picking up the dresses my maid of honor and my bridesmaid had forgot to pick up. She got back and she was ready to resolve seating chart issues- I mean dealing with 416 people and seating we knew we were going to have some unhappy people stealing seats. As mentioned earlier Christine came through with grace and elegance and I honestly wouldn't have survived without her.

Initially we had wanted to hire Christine for her services to yell(I mean voice our opinions) at people (photographer, bridal party, family) on the day of our wedding to keep us on schedule and keep things moving, because we didn't want to look like the bad guys and seem upset on our day. It turned out she assisted us in so many ways that truly my husband and I feel we will always be greatful for her being there on our wedding day for the rest of our life! Everything done by Exquisite Affairs was excellent and handled with a fabulous professional attitude!
They truly are EXQUISITE!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.5/5.0
Tara was my day of coordinator and was fabulous. As an event planner myself it was a little hard to let go but Tara was really great of taking care of everything the day of so that I could truly just enjoy my wedding. She reconfirmed all my vendors, took everything off my hands the day of and was very helpful at the venue leading up to the ceremony and at the cocktail reception. She was easy to work with and i would recommend her to anyone looking for a day of coordinator!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We worked with Tara Geremia as our day-of-coordinator last month. She did a great job handling all of the last minute things that came up. She remained calm and flexible throughout the day and I felt at ease knowing she was taking care of everything. I would recommend working with Tara and EAP; my only regret is that I did not let her do more!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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nycbride08
Wedding:
7/20/2008
4.5/5.0
We worked with Christine who was very responsive and patient from the get-go. She went above and beyond during the planning process and met with us in person several times on top of being available 24/7 via email and phone. She was organized with forms and schedules and ensured there was always good vendor contact.

During the wedding, was also very good in herding guests and managing vendors. Though at times there were a few tense moments with scheduling and photos ops-- which I would attribute to just general wedding stress and working with so many moving elements.

Overall Christine went above and beyond and was a huge asset to our perfect day.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jeannine
Wedding:
3/15/2008
4.5/5.0
Christine Viola was a tremendous help to me and my husband as well as our parents throughout our wedding day. Christine also assisted in a major way in the last weeks leading up to our wedding, when the stress was at an ultimate high. She responded to my countless emails and phone calls in record time, and really made sure that every "t" was crossed and every "i" was dotted. I highly recommend Christine Viola for day of coordinator!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Janine was awesome. She made my day go smoothly and efficiently. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Angie
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.4/5.0
Christine was extremely critical on my wedding day as a DOC. Even though I hired her with two weeks to my wedding, she jumped on board right away and caught on with a huge and complicated at home wedding. I don't know what I would have done had she not been there to think of everything that I was too overwhelmed to think of. Best of all, I had a glorious time on my wedding day and didn't have to worry that everything was happening the way it was supposed to- because Christine was all over that and it was. Very happy that we went with EAP and highly recommend their services.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mieke
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.3/5.0
Christine and Tara were the perfect team to execute the wedding my husband and I worked so hard to plan. We entrusted all set-up and day-off instructions to them and they carried everything out beautifully! They also acted as advisors and wonderful sources of information throughout the planning process. I would HIGHLY recommend these two professionals for all planning needs.
Laurie Coreas designed our invitations and entire paper suite. She's SO talented and turned around 8 different and very unique designs in just one week. She was very easy to work with throughout the entire process and was always super responsive. And when there was a printing error with two of our pieces, she corrected the mistake and had double the amount sent to us before we even realized. Another true professional!
Services Used: Invitations, Lighting & Decor
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chinitalin
Wedding:
9/25/2011
3.9/5.0
I was very pleased with my experience with Exquisite Affairs. I purchased the day of coordination package. Christine offered referrals when I needed and did not overly push her vendors. She was extremely responsive, on time and was very organized and helpful at every step of the way.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
I'm glad I hired someone - you need help the day of. But, you get what you paid for, and from the beginning it was clear the coordinator was green and didn't have the best contacts for recommendations. The day of, she proved to be slow to respond and unassertive. There were also some scheduling setbacks she should have been more attentive to. On the plus side, she was very easy to talk to, always accessible and responded very quickly. She is very positive and supportive.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.1/5.0
Great service during the weeks leading up to the wedding. Much less so at the wedding itself. Very disappointing.
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Colleen
Wedding:
2/19/2011
2.9/5.0
We hired a day-of coordinator, with some amount of reluctance to begin with, because we thought it might help alleviate stress related to coordinating buses for the wedding party and our guests (between the hotel, church and reception site), and to paying our vendors at the end of the night. Our day-of coordinator was detail-oriented and appeared to be quite trustworthy in the month leading up to our
wedding. But unfortunately, leaving these two things in the coordinator's hands ended up making us more stressed and we would have been better off saving the money and handling these things ourselves. I am submitting this honest review with an appreciation of the fact
that everyone is allowed their mistakes.


We took pictures before our ceremony at our reception site, and the plan was for all of us (family and wedding party) to be transported by bus to the church when we were finished. To our coordinator's credit, we were late finishing up pictures. However, the bus then went in the wrong direction and when the busdriver and our coordinator were told by more than one person (all familiar with the area) that we were going the wrong way, our coordinator incorrectly insisted that the busdriver was right. Finally, after some arguing and after losing too much time riding on a bus going in the opposite direction of our ceremony, my father demanded the driver to turn around and ended up having to take over giving directions himself. The result: we were 45 minutes late for our ceremony. Which resulted in an angry priest, and a very rushed and stressful start. Also, I received complaints from guests later that our coordinator did not close the inner church doors when we arrived and all of the guests sitting inside could hear the whole wedding party being loudly rushed in and lined up.

At the end of the night, we asked that two buses be available to transport guests to our after-party and/or the hotel that many of our guests were staying in. The buses arrived but they both left before all the guests were accounted for. As a result, approximately 25 guests, including myself and my new husband and the majority of the wedding party (and we all really wanted to be on time for the after-party), waited 30-40 minutes while we tried to contact our coordinator by phone to have another bus come. We were 45 minutes behind the first bus and thus late to the after-party.

Also, awkward for all involved, we were approached at the end of the night by one of the band members, with a bill for services, despite having given the coordinator payment to give to him. Leaving for our honeymoon, we had to check in with him about whether or not he was paid. He was not. From our honeymoon, we figured out that the coordinator gave the band’s check to the photographer by mistake – we had clipped all the checks together, but the day-of coordinator failed to catch that. We had to mail the band a new check from Hawaii. We wish that our day-of coordinator looked at the checks before she distributed them.

Another detail pertained to our flowers. I ordered extra (small) flower pins for our 4 readers, 1 of them for a man. I was told by the coordinator on the day that some of the reader flowers were missing,
which she dealt with by insuring that our fathers had their flowers and leaving out the reader flowers. I was in such a rush that I listened to her and let it go, not sure what happened. Granted, with a
large family and a lot of people involved in the ceremony, I'm sure it was confusing, trying to figure out who was to get which personals. But I found out later that all of the flowers we ordered (and paid
for) were, in fact, there (as I suspected to be the case with a very organized florist), and that the coordinator distributed them incorrectly, leaving our readers without flowers.

Again, our day-of coordinator was helpful, responsive and professional in the days leading up to the wedding. She was a nice and knowledgeable person who may have been having a bad day on the actual day of the wedding. But we do regret paying to put these things into someone else's hands, especially after spending so many months and energy trying to plan things so that they would run smoothly. Even beyond the money spent on the coordinator services, we are disappointed that we took the risk of trusting someone else on our wedding day.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/24/2010
2.4/5.0
I would love to give a glowing recommendation of EAP, because that's what I expected when I hired Christine after seeing her in action at my matron of honor's wedding the year before mine. She did a fantastic job! However, for my own wedding, I just can't due to the lack of service that I received. Though I hired Christine initially, she said she had another wedding and handed me partially to Hollie, an associate, explaining that Christine would handle the pre-wedding planning, but Hollie would be the one there the day-of. This is, I believe, the main reason things went so wrong for me. Christine had suggested the partial planning package, since I lived outside the state I was to be married in, and kindly offered me a referral discount (my package was still over $1000). However, I asked for help scheduling and seeing limo vendors, but Christine just sent an email with price quotes that we later learned were incorrect. After almost 6 months of no real help -- certainly not the "partial planning" package I was paying for -- I called Christine to discuss my dissatisfaction. She immediately apologized and acknowledged that having her as my planner but Hollie as the day-of coordinator was not working. Christine also said she would downgrade my package to just the day-of, since I said my mother and matron of honor were doing most of the coordination work (since my hired coordinator wasn't!). Christine said all of my contact from that point on would be with Hollie only. However, I had difficulty reaching Hollie by email and phone (I learned that this was one of two jobs she held) and by the time she responded, I had usually resolved the issue myself. My biggest complaint was, knowing what my friend had received for the same, if not smaller, package that SHE paid for, I knew I was not receiving what I had paid MORE for. One big example: I never got a timeline, like my friend did. I also had to confirm all of the arrival times of each vendor, which my coordinator should have done. Hollie said she called each vendor for final confirmations the week before, and that was fine, but I created and handed her a timeline that I made myself. I just kept asking myself throughout the process: Why do I have a coordinator if I'm just doing all of this myself? Hollie was very sweet and very helpful at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. She had the readings that I forgot to bring with me, and she was great at organizing our bridal party and items at the end of the night. I know she tried to help the best way that she knew how, and I do appreciate it. However, if you ask me if I think I got what I paid for (even after the downgrade, I still paid over $700), I would say "no." I would say the one vendor that I could have done without was definitely the coordinator. I am, to be fair, very organized and I had an amazing team of my mother, sister, and matron of honor to help me. But if Christine and Hollie had provided the service I paid for, I should not have had to rely on my already overworked family so much -- it's not their job to organize my wedding, but it WAS Christine and Hollie's job. I hate to be so critical, but I want to be honest, too. I simply did not get what I expected, despite the fact that Hollie was very helpful the day-of and genuinely a nice, capable person. Unfortunately, that doesn't make up for the fact that I am disappointed I paid so much for a service I felt I did not receive, and therefore I cannot recommend EAP.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Wedding:
6/2/2012
0.0/5.0
WARNING: Tara Geremia of Exquisite Affairs Productions\r\n\r\nI hired Tara Geremia of Exquisite Affairs Productions (EAP) to be my day-of coordinator for my NYC wedding in June 2012. I feel it is my duty to caution all future brides about hiring Tara. I have tried to present a balanced review of her performance leading up to my wedding and on the wedding day itself:\r\n\r\nStarting with the few Positives:\r\n\r\n• Tara was helpful in recommending vendors. I ended up hiring the florist she recommended, as well as her linen and chair rental vendors. \r\n\r\n• Tara was responsive to inquiries via email. Tara typically responded to my emails within a day, and often much sooner. \r\n\r\nHOWEVER, here are the huge Negatives:\r\n\r\n• Tara failed to effectively coordinate the transition from ceremony to cocktail hour. The upshot of her poor coordination effort was that my groom and I, as well as our parents, missed nearly the entire cocktail hour. \r\n\r\nHere is the detailed version of what happened: After the outdoor roofdeck ceremony ended, my groom and I had planned for a brief “yichud” (private time) in our hotel suite, followed by the signing of the marriage certificate in our suite, and then heading back up to the roofdeck for cocktail hour with our guests. It is important to note that Tara did not review any of these logistics with me in advance of the ceremony. Tara’s failure to do this resulted in a series of logistical snafus and delays after the ceremony which caused my husband, me and our parents to almost entirely miss cocktail hour. Specifically, Tara left the ceremony early to assist the florist with setup in another distant part of the hotel where the reception was being held. Right after the ceremony, the groom and I were escorted to our suite by a member of the hotel staff, but then nobody brought the officiant and our parents to us for the marriage certificate signing. We waited and waited but nothing. Finally, our parents and the officiant called our suite directly wondering what was going on – they had somehow been left unattended after the recessional and gotten stranded in a closed-off stairwell of the hotel, where they also were waiting for someone to take them to the marriage certificate signing. Eventually they made their way to our suite, and the marriage certificate got signed, but Tara was nowhere to be found. By the time we got back up to cocktail hour, it was nearly over. Obviously this was all incredibly disappointing, as this is exactly why I hired a day-of coordinator – to make sure the schedule was aggressively managed. \r\n\r\nIf Tara had reviewed logistics with me ahead of the ceremony, all of these issues could have been anticipated and avoided. My error was simply assuming that as a professional wedding coordinator, of COURSE she was on top of it, and was working seamlessly behind the scenes with the hotel’s catering staff in this regard, and had just decided not to burden me with this sort of thing on my wedding day. I was wrong. When I discussed with her after the wedding, she blamed the catering manager at the hotel and took no responsibility for what is clearly a day-of coordinator’s primary role. Shocking, right? But wait, there\'s more...\r\n\r\n• Tara departed the reception early. I hired Tara under EAP’s “Something Blue” package, which includes “a maximum of 8 hours” of on-site support on the wedding day. However, she left after just six hours! Tara arrived at about 3pm, but then at around 9pm when the reception just got started, she approached me and said that the hotel’s catering manager had everything in control so she was going to leave. I was too shocked (and overwhelmed, as the bride) at that moment to question her. This left my groom and I to manage the photographer, the musicians, and the cake cutting all on our own. When I raised this issue with her after the wedding, she referred me to the contract language that said “a maximum of 8 hours” and said that she typically leaves whenever she feels it is appropriate to leave the wedding coordination in the hands of the banquet / catering staff. It would have been really nice to have her explain this to me in advance (and obviously I wouldn’t have hired her on this basis). \r\n\r\n• Tara was too passive generally in approach, for me at least. If you want someone to simply put together a timeline, email your vendors to confirm the week before, and show up the day-of and check items off the schedule, she’s ok at that. But if you want someone to really aggressively manage the day, anticipate problems / issues and raise them with you in advance to make sure nothing is left to chance, and know that when you are the bride on the day-of, you need someone else to “think” for you and be with you from start to finish, then she is definitely NOT who you should hire.\r\n\r\nSince my engagement was just four months, Tara was the only person I interviewed to be my day-of coordinator. Needless to say, in hindsight, I would certainly have interviewed more potential day-of coordinators, and probably full-service planners, to ensure that I hired someone who would really be helpful in thinking about the details of the event and providing strategic advice to me, instead of a passive administrator like Tara. \r\n\r\nI should also note that my wedding was small – just 50 guests and no bridal party – so her poor performance is even more shocking considering how little she had to manage relative to a typical wedding.\r\n\r\nIn summary, I would strongly NOT recommend hiring Tara. She is certainly a very nice woman, but in NYC there is absolutely zero doubt that there are many, many far better choices out there for day-of wedding coordinators. \r\n\r\nPlease feel free to send me a private message if you would like more details or would like to speak. I feel a bridal duty to help others avoid making the same mistake I did. \r\n
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. responded with the following comments:

Critical feedback is always welcomed, and I appreciate the bride's inclusion of positive remarks about Tara's work, recommendations and countenance. We have already privately discussed this matter directly with the bride; however, as this is a public discourse, I feel it necessary to state that Exquisite Affairs Production stands by its word that Tara did her job to the best and fullest extent possible. Reviews hold people accountable, and such is the purpose of my response.

A wedding day is about the happiness of the couple and their guests, and we always aim to accomplish this - it is our mission. I use "we" to refer to all of the wedding professionals involved in the day-of (planner/coordinator, site staff and banquet manager, photographer, vendors) - it is not a one person job as we all have shared and individual responsibilities. With that in mind, the review places sole responsibility on Tara for the unforeseeable [but manageable] "hiccups" that transpired, but dually-overlooks (1) how Tara handled what transpired and (2) other parties who were involved / responsible.

As described in the review, Tara handled all of her individual roles with great aplomb. Behind the scenes, Tara needed to oversee/re-do details and responsibilities that were mishandled by the site's staff. In particular, Tara went to great lengths to rectify the negative incident that is the crux of the review - the delayed cocktail hour. The delay was due to a time-consuming transition from cocktail hour to wedding site, which was an assigned responsibility of the banquet manager (not Tara). Due to the family's delayed transition, Tara personally negotiated an extended cocktail hour at no cost to the couple. Tara had contacted the banquet manager to discuss this issue, but did not receive a response. As for her time of departure, Tara worked from 3-9pm and left when appropriate and as stipulated in the agreed upon contract.

As the proprietor of EAP and close colleague and friend of Tara, I can understand that this response may come off one-sided; however, my sincere hope is that despite one's dismay, the reviewer, her groom and their guests had a wonderful wedding day.
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Diane
Wedding:
10/18/2009
0.0/5.0
Christine did a mediocre job. Throughout the process of planning my wedding she was helpful by giving advice on vendors. She helped me save on my flowers by recommending a great florist. I was so excited to have hired her and was even recommending her to other engaged friends prior to my event. I liked her upbeat, can-do personality. I felt she would be the one to be able to make sure my event would be perfect. Afterall, With all these good internet reviews how could I go wrong? Well On the wedding day it was like she wasn't even there. The only good thing she did was get me slippers because my feet hurt and fixed a flower mix-up. The whole day my bride-maids kept wondering where my coordinator was. Christine did an ok job overall on the wedding day but totally screwed us the days after. I truly felt I didn't even need her on the day. If fact it would have been cheaper for me if I hadn't hired her. I lost so much money because of her. She had offered to do us the favor of mailing our linens back for us the day after the wedding. We of course said yes as we were tired and stressed from the days events. In the end she totally screwed me by doing me the "favor" of mailing my rented linens to the wrong address. She did not notify me that the linens had not successfully been delivered to the linens company till a week after my wedding right before we were supposed to head out on our honeymoon. By then the company had already held me to our contract stipulating that if I did not return the linens in the manner specified in their contract I owned their linens and had to pay their prices. I had to pay over 4K dollars, while on our honeymoon, for the linens on top of the 1k rental fees. I had used a linen service she had recommended. She had stated she had used the company before. Why would I doubt she would get it wrong if she stated she had used the company before? She first stated that my reception hall did not include a shipping label with a return address which is why she used a different address. When I finally got possession of the linens I found the original return label at the bottom of the box with my linens. It was then I realized that I lost so much money because she had been completely negligent. When I brought this to her attention and asked her to pay for my loss she stated she would counter sue me for her shipping costs. She did not even say she was sorry or even admit to her mistake. In fact she said I was lucky that she did me the "favor" and for the services she provided. Last time I checked "favors" shouldn't amount to a 4k dollar loss. She would not have had all those shipping costs if she had shipped the linens to the right place in the first place. I can't tell you the amount of stress my husband and I went through during out honeymoon and for two months after my wedding just trying to get the linens back and losing so much money only to find out that it was caused by negligence. All she had to do was look in the box and she would have found the label with the right address. I really regret not having told her "No. Thank you" when she offered to return the linens for us. I was still home the day after the wedding and would have done it properly. I guess having dealt with all the crazy wedding planning I felt I could trust a professional to handle my linens properly. I was wrong. If something has to be done perfectly do it yourself no matter how much harder it might seem at the time. In the end I was higly disappointed. I am not the kind of person to write a bad review but truly felt the DOC was negligent. I truly wish I had been one of the other more fortunate ladies who were able to write rave reviews.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. responded with the following comments:

I personally, as well as the firm Exquisite Affairs Productions, Inc. (EAP) bear no responsibility for your linen contract between yourself and the linen company. The gratuitous, unpaid favor that we did for you, in verbally confirming an address to return the linens to via phone, mailing them at considerable unreimbursed cost (over $250) and having the package accepted by the linen company demonstrated the considerable care and detail orientation that we practice at EAP.

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