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Honey Bee Weddings

Chicago , IL
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ABOUT US

Melissa Daniel started Honey Bee Weddings because she adores weddings. Her experience in event planning began while working for a non-profit. After successfully coordinating many events,... Read more
Melissa Daniel started Honey Bee Weddings because she adores weddings. Her experience in event planning began while working for a non-profit. After successfully coordinating many events, a co-worker asked her help in planning an out of state wedding on a bison ranch in Kansas. After the lovely wedding, Melissa realized that she found her calling. Melissa launched her own company, Honey Bee Weddings, in 2007. Her vision came to life within a few months and has been steadily growing. Melissa has appeared on WCIU, Chicago Social Brides magazine, Brides Chicago magazine, and Get Married magazine as well as Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, and Elizabeth Anne Designs. Visit the Honey Bee Weddings press page for more details. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology as well as a MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Melissa resides in Noble Square with her husband, Denton, and daughter, Francesca. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
4

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We worked with Misse for our wedding (partial planning). She was great! I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know getting married. She kept me on track through out the planning process, even with things not on our contract. The only reason I gave her 4/5 for responsiveness is she prefers not to text, with my schedule it would have been much easier if we could text. But, overall, this would not change whether or not I would work with her. She is a wonderful person!
We worked with Misse for our wedding (partial planning). She was great! I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know Read more...
We worked with Misse for our wedding (partial planning). She was great! I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know getting married. She kept me on track through out the planning process, even with things not on our contract. The only reason I gave her 4/5 for responsiveness is she prefers not to text, with my schedule it would have been much easier if we could text. But, overall, this would not change whether or not I would work with her. She is a wonderful person! Read less
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EMily
Wedding:
7/16/2016
0.5/5.0
I wish when I had contemplated hiring Misse that I would have considered the bad reviews as a possibility as opposed to two disgruntled customers. Boy was I wrong! Those people nailed exactly how Misse treats her clients and her overall blasé attitude toward a wedding. This blasé attitude led to the bride (myself) taking an uber to the church as opposed to Misse figuring it out, which is why she was hired. But let me start at the beginning-Misse was hired about 3.5 weeks before our wedding as my mom really wanted someone there to make decisions, etc on the day of so we could just enjoy. Upon meeting her, I told her how almost everything was complete and since we knew all of our vendors besides the limo company that it was the main area we were concerned with not going wrong. She assured me she would take care of transportation and that the week up to my wedding would be relaxing and peaceful as she was "in charge" then. If I could only go back and not have hired her based on her cheaper rate of $2,000 compared to the other day-of planners that I had looked into. When it came to the day of, she showed up around 12:30 and at that point already knew there was a transportation issue since she told the person handling the flowers. Instead of working on this, she let one limo sit there for 15 minutes not leaving the hotel so that there was no way it would return in time to pick me up and take me back to the church. As I was waiting for the limo to return we tried numerous times to get a hold of her. She finally called me back around 2:30pm and told me to wait for the limo (our ceremony was at 3). At 2:40pm my photographer suggested we get an uber and we got there right at 3pm. The limo didn't get back to "pick me up" until 3pm. If we would have waited we would have been at least 30 minutes late for my ceremony. When I got back from my honeymoon and emailed her about this, she never apologized or took any accountability.
I wish when I had contemplated hiring Misse that I would have considered the bad reviews as a possibility as opposed to Read more...
I wish when I had contemplated hiring Misse that I would have considered the bad reviews as a possibility as opposed to two disgruntled customers. Boy was I wrong! Those people nailed exactly how Misse treats her clients and her overall blasé attitude toward a wedding. This blasé attitude led to the bride (myself) taking an uber to the church as opposed to Misse figuring it out, which is why she was hired. But let me start at the beginning-Misse was hired about 3.5 weeks before our wedding as my mom really wanted someone there to make decisions, etc on the day of so we could just enjoy. Upon meeting her, I told her how almost everything was complete and since we knew all of our vendors besides the limo company that it was the main area we were concerned with not going wrong. She assured me she would take care of transportation and that the week up to my wedding would be relaxing and peaceful as she was "in charge" then. If I could only go back and not have hired her based on her cheaper rate of $2,000 compared to the other day-of planners that I had looked into. When it came to the day of, she showed up around 12:30 and at that point already knew there was a transportation issue since she told the person handling the flowers. Instead of working on this, she let one limo sit there for 15 minutes not leaving the hotel so that there was no way it would return in time to pick me up and take me back to the church. As I was waiting for the limo to return we tried numerous times to get a hold of her. She finally called me back around 2:30pm and told me to wait for the limo (our ceremony was at 3). At 2:40pm my photographer suggested we get an uber and we got there right at 3pm. The limo didn't get back to "pick me up" until 3pm. If we would have waited we would have been at least 30 minutes late for my ceremony. When I got back from my honeymoon and emailed her about this, she never apologized or took any accountability. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
6/6/2015
3.2/5.0
Misse and her assistant were helpful in helping keep us organized and provided tips for our planning until the month of. However, her helpfulness was overshadowed by an unpleasant conference call with our reception hall director in which Misse sounded very demanding. Although she was on my side and trying to fight for an efficient and beautiful dinner service, it put me in an uncomfortable position and created negative feelings between her and the director. She arranged the transportation for the day of without really explaining if I had any other options, but we had several problems with they way she scheduled them - she did not inform us appropriately of our time frames and so our pictures after the service were rushed. Then at the end of the night, the car was not available, and when we called they said they were waiting for us and they left when we didn't show. Turns out they waited for us in a back alley, where we found them when Misse's assistant demanded they return to pick us up. Misse had gone home for the night at that point. The most upsetting part of the experience was that Misse was rude to one of my groomsmen and even my own mom on the day of. She did her job, and it was done well for the most part, but I was disappointed with her choice of transportation and her professionalism.
Misse and her assistant were helpful in helping keep us organized and provided tips for our planning until the month of. Read more...
Misse and her assistant were helpful in helping keep us organized and provided tips for our planning until the month of. However, her helpfulness was overshadowed by an unpleasant conference call with our reception hall director in which Misse sounded very demanding. Although she was on my side and trying to fight for an efficient and beautiful dinner service, it put me in an uncomfortable position and created negative feelings between her and the director. She arranged the transportation for the day of without really explaining if I had any other options, but we had several problems with they way she scheduled them - she did not inform us appropriately of our time frames and so our pictures after the service were rushed. Then at the end of the night, the car was not available, and when we called they said they were waiting for us and they left when we didn't show. Turns out they waited for us in a back alley, where we found them when Misse's assistant demanded they return to pick us up. Misse had gone home for the night at that point. The most upsetting part of the experience was that Misse was rude to one of my groomsmen and even my own mom on the day of. She did her job, and it was done well for the most part, but I was disappointed with her choice of transportation and her professionalism. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/1/2012
5.0/5.0
An amazing job!

I was recently married on March 24, 2012 and was very impressed with the level of services provided by Honey Bee Weddings. My husband is in the military and we were long distance throughout our entire engagement. Planning a wedding here in Chicago while he was in Virginia on a deployment for most of the planning months left me nervous and in need of guidance and support. I met with Misse about 10 months prior to our wedding and hired her for partial, day of coordination services.

I am an organized person but found myself working two jobs which brought me to 60 hours of work a week. Add on to the fact that I was preparing for an upcoming move across the country and you have one stressed out bride. Misse helped me to devise a sensible budget and provided lots of ideas an feedback. She was friendly, professional and thorough. I am shocked with a few responses who found Misse to be rude, I feel that Misse is a direct communicator and is anything but rude.

Misse offered suggestions for transportation and coordinated that perfectly. We had several vendors with whom Misse was not familiar with. She still maintained excellent communication with them, making sure everyone was on the same page.

I feel that if you are looking into hiring a day of coordinator you should highly consider Honey Bee Weddings. From the personal attention, vendor suggestions, assistance with program wording, contracts and theme planning to impeccable vendor communication and timeline development you will see that every dollar spent is well worth it.
An amazing job!

I was recently married on March 24, 2012 and was very impressed with the level of services Read more...
An amazing job!

I was recently married on March 24, 2012 and was very impressed with the level of services provided by Honey Bee Weddings. My husband is in the military and we were long distance throughout our entire engagement. Planning a wedding here in Chicago while he was in Virginia on a deployment for most of the planning months left me nervous and in need of guidance and support. I met with Misse about 10 months prior to our wedding and hired her for partial, day of coordination services.

I am an organized person but found myself working two jobs which brought me to 60 hours of work a week. Add on to the fact that I was preparing for an upcoming move across the country and you have one stressed out bride. Misse helped me to devise a sensible budget and provided lots of ideas an feedback. She was friendly, professional and thorough. I am shocked with a few responses who found Misse to be rude, I feel that Misse is a direct communicator and is anything but rude.

Misse offered suggestions for transportation and coordinated that perfectly. We had several vendors with whom Misse was not familiar with. She still maintained excellent communication with them, making sure everyone was on the same page.

I feel that if you are looking into hiring a day of coordinator you should highly consider Honey Bee Weddings. From the personal attention, vendor suggestions, assistance with program wording, contracts and theme planning to impeccable vendor communication and timeline development you will see that every dollar spent is well worth it. Read less
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montagula
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding from out of town, and absolutely could not have done it without our day-of coordinator, Shelly Rothstein. She was wonderful!

I decided to hire a DOC about 6 months prior to the wedding, because I knew that there would be many last minute details that would be difficult for me to address from far away. I also knew that on my wedding day I did not want to worry about coordinating with my vendors during the day, be the person responsible for making sure that everything was running smoothly and on time, or be the person answering all of the logistical questions that might come up over the course of the day. Shelly handled all of these issues and more, allowing me to relax and enjoy the special day.

Shelly started communicating with us about our event 2 months in advance, and helped us create a very detailed timeline for the day of the wedding. She made sure that we approved everything, but made many helpful suggestions along the way. She assisted us in coordinating with all of our vendors leading up to the wedding, a service that I found invaluable! On the day of the wedding, Shelly made sure that everything ran smoothly, and that everyone knew where to be, and when.

Shelly was extremely organized, thoughtful, and thorough. I trusted her completely to get things accomplished. She was also very helpful in making sure that I was relaxed on the day of the wedding - she was very calm and composed, which I appreciated so much. All of our vendors complimented me on Shelly; they found her to be very professional, and very helpful to them both in the days leading up to the wedding and on the day itself.

I can't thank Shelly enough for all of her help. I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for an excellent day-of wedding coordinator!
I planned my wedding from out of town, and absolutely could not have done it without our day-of coordinator, Shelly Read more...
I planned my wedding from out of town, and absolutely could not have done it without our day-of coordinator, Shelly Rothstein. She was wonderful!

I decided to hire a DOC about 6 months prior to the wedding, because I knew that there would be many last minute details that would be difficult for me to address from far away. I also knew that on my wedding day I did not want to worry about coordinating with my vendors during the day, be the person responsible for making sure that everything was running smoothly and on time, or be the person answering all of the logistical questions that might come up over the course of the day. Shelly handled all of these issues and more, allowing me to relax and enjoy the special day.

Shelly started communicating with us about our event 2 months in advance, and helped us create a very detailed timeline for the day of the wedding. She made sure that we approved everything, but made many helpful suggestions along the way. She assisted us in coordinating with all of our vendors leading up to the wedding, a service that I found invaluable! On the day of the wedding, Shelly made sure that everything ran smoothly, and that everyone knew where to be, and when.

Shelly was extremely organized, thoughtful, and thorough. I trusted her completely to get things accomplished. She was also very helpful in making sure that I was relaxed on the day of the wedding - she was very calm and composed, which I appreciated so much. All of our vendors complimented me on Shelly; they found her to be very professional, and very helpful to them both in the days leading up to the wedding and on the day itself.

I can't thank Shelly enough for all of her help. I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for an excellent day-of wedding coordinator! Read less
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heine
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved my DOC, Misse!

Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience and as the months passed by I realized all of my ideas and creativity couldn't be executed by me on the day of our wedding! So, I researched several wedding coordinators and chose Misse for many reasons.

I loved her attention to details and her willingness to make it it the best day ever for the bride. She understood what it takes, as a DOC, to make the bride happy and make the day go smoothly. Her attentiveness reminded me a bit of myself and pushed me to hire her because of how detail oriented I am, I wanted to feel assured someone could execute the day to how I wanted it to look. I felt other DOC's limited themselves and there were stipulations where Misse was very open and when I expressed my concerns, she was so pleasant about everything and had no problems with any of my requests!

The way Misse runs her business is very smart, taking over one week before the actual day is brilliant, whereas others just execute the day of. It really lets the bride be a bride leading up to the best day ever.

I was worried, prior to the wedding, on the overwhelming amount of DIY I had and during our walk through two weeks prior, Misse made me feel so confident in her ability to execute! She made it seem so effortless and easy with all the crazy stuff and decor I had going on! I walked away so carefree and confident

During the rehearsal, she was such great support! As long as the church is willing! The rehearsal can be exciting and overwhelming but Misse remained in control and evenkeeled, what any bride needs! I was too busy meeting, greeting, listening to the church coordinator and Misse had all the details ready to go when needed!

On the wedding day, Misse was amazing! She had everything planned out and was my rock and total support throughout the day! As a bride, it's such a whirlwind and Misse kept everything running smoothly and on time! She checked up on everything, she made sure the hairstylist was at the hotel, the flowers came, when to get dressed, etc. things that slip your mind as a bride, Misse was there thinking for you! At the venue, she executed all the decor to perfection! When we got there during cocktail hour, she walked us through and I was incredibly happy with the results. She worked very well with all the vendors and kept me in the loop all night. She kept me on track with the timelines, checked up to make sure I was o.k., and made sure we were happy!

Overall, it was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Our day turned out beautiful and perfect! Misse was a driving force behind it all to help us enjoy and revel in our wedded bliss! She was the best choice ever and we couldn't be happier with how our day turned out! She is wonderful, smart, kind, and professional! The perfect choice for any bride looking to have a perfect, relaxing, fun day!
I loved my DOC, Misse!

Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience and as the months passed by I realized Read more...
I loved my DOC, Misse!

Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience and as the months passed by I realized all of my ideas and creativity couldn't be executed by me on the day of our wedding! So, I researched several wedding coordinators and chose Misse for many reasons.

I loved her attention to details and her willingness to make it it the best day ever for the bride. She understood what it takes, as a DOC, to make the bride happy and make the day go smoothly. Her attentiveness reminded me a bit of myself and pushed me to hire her because of how detail oriented I am, I wanted to feel assured someone could execute the day to how I wanted it to look. I felt other DOC's limited themselves and there were stipulations where Misse was very open and when I expressed my concerns, she was so pleasant about everything and had no problems with any of my requests!

The way Misse runs her business is very smart, taking over one week before the actual day is brilliant, whereas others just execute the day of. It really lets the bride be a bride leading up to the best day ever.

I was worried, prior to the wedding, on the overwhelming amount of DIY I had and during our walk through two weeks prior, Misse made me feel so confident in her ability to execute! She made it seem so effortless and easy with all the crazy stuff and decor I had going on! I walked away so carefree and confident

During the rehearsal, she was such great support! As long as the church is willing! The rehearsal can be exciting and overwhelming but Misse remained in control and evenkeeled, what any bride needs! I was too busy meeting, greeting, listening to the church coordinator and Misse had all the details ready to go when needed!

On the wedding day, Misse was amazing! She had everything planned out and was my rock and total support throughout the day! As a bride, it's such a whirlwind and Misse kept everything running smoothly and on time! She checked up on everything, she made sure the hairstylist was at the hotel, the flowers came, when to get dressed, etc. things that slip your mind as a bride, Misse was there thinking for you! At the venue, she executed all the decor to perfection! When we got there during cocktail hour, she walked us through and I was incredibly happy with the results. She worked very well with all the vendors and kept me in the loop all night. She kept me on track with the timelines, checked up to make sure I was o.k., and made sure we were happy!

Overall, it was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Our day turned out beautiful and perfect! Misse was a driving force behind it all to help us enjoy and revel in our wedded bliss! She was the best choice ever and we couldn't be happier with how our day turned out! She is wonderful, smart, kind, and professional! The perfect choice for any bride looking to have a perfect, relaxing, fun day! Read less
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ABran
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.8/5.0
Thank you to Honeybee Weddings, especially to Sam, for all the amazing work you did to help make our wedding a success. For a bit of background, my husband-to-be "recommended" it during our early stages of our planning, knowing it would reduce my stress and let me enjoy our special day. I can honestly say it was the best thing we could have ever have done for ourselves.

First of all, Missie and Sam adapt to each bride's style. In our case, we just wanted a Day of Coordinator but, due to the exemplary service, we felt our wedding was the only one happening and was a priority at all times. As an "A-Personality" bride, Sam let me feel "in-control" and organized all while reducing my stress by listening to our needs, our timeline and continuously summarizing our plan to make sure we knew she was going to make it all happen. Sam was available for questions throughout the planning process and always made us feel comfortable with her warm responses. What I enjoyed the most was Sam's kind yet direct personality, making sure we had every detail planned without overwhelming us or challenging our responses. She was willing to meet at the location and do a walk-through with the location coordinator to ensure we were all on the same page for the final execution and allowed me the moment of shared trust knowing she was as into the event as we were.

I (as the bride) cannot express my gratitude of Sam's coordination efforts the week of the wedding. Sam followed up with each vendor, confirming the timeline and their duties. Due to her hard work, I was able to focus on being a bride and welcoming all my out-of-town guests. Anyone who knew I was getting married kept commenting on how calm I was and my response was always, "it's because of Sam (and of course my husband who knows what is best for us)". Sam managed the Rehearsal, making sure each attendant knew his/her place and thought of things for us to practice that I would never have known about. It kept everyone calm and prepared for all scenarios (we had an outdoor wedding). The day of was very organized but, as all brides know, time flew and I got more and more stressed the closer the clock got to the ceremony time. Sam was the rock throughout the day, providing not only comfort but also gently reminding us of what we needed to be doing or where we needed to be. During the actual event, Sam again knew every detail that was planned and allowed me, my husband and our guests a stress-free environment where we could actually enjoy the event. A few things came up that were unexpected or unplanned and, knowing my personality and what was important to me, Sam would either confirm with me what needed to be done (without interrupting my moment or fun or causing stress) or knew to handle it on her own. The next day, at brunch, many of our guests commented on how Sam was everywhere at all times but yet invisible at the same time (handling every single need without being pushy or controlling the event). She was honestly a godsend.

From one bride to another, or even to someone just in the research stage, do yourself a kindness and work with Honeybee, even if just for a DOC. Of course, I "could have" done it all by myself. We were even on a budget and I wasn't sure early on if the cost would justify what I could do myself. However, I can honestly tell you that I would NOT have been able to ENJOY my day with my lovely husband, family and friends had I been tied to a timeline or managing every detail on my own, or leaving it up to a location coordinator or caterer - no offense, but they just don't have the same personal investment that a bride & groom do. Honeybee had that personal investment and treated our wedding like one of their own. And, at the end of the day, the pictures prove it all...it was the best day of my life - because I was stress-free and could enjoy the moment...all due to Sam and Honeybee Weddings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Best, Alison (& Mitch) Branstetter
Thank you to Honeybee Weddings, especially to Sam, for all the amazing work you did to help make our wedding a success. Read more...
Thank you to Honeybee Weddings, especially to Sam, for all the amazing work you did to help make our wedding a success. For a bit of background, my husband-to-be "recommended" it during our early stages of our planning, knowing it would reduce my stress and let me enjoy our special day. I can honestly say it was the best thing we could have ever have done for ourselves.

First of all, Missie and Sam adapt to each bride's style. In our case, we just wanted a Day of Coordinator but, due to the exemplary service, we felt our wedding was the only one happening and was a priority at all times. As an "A-Personality" bride, Sam let me feel "in-control" and organized all while reducing my stress by listening to our needs, our timeline and continuously summarizing our plan to make sure we knew she was going to make it all happen. Sam was available for questions throughout the planning process and always made us feel comfortable with her warm responses. What I enjoyed the most was Sam's kind yet direct personality, making sure we had every detail planned without overwhelming us or challenging our responses. She was willing to meet at the location and do a walk-through with the location coordinator to ensure we were all on the same page for the final execution and allowed me the moment of shared trust knowing she was as into the event as we were.

I (as the bride) cannot express my gratitude of Sam's coordination efforts the week of the wedding. Sam followed up with each vendor, confirming the timeline and their duties. Due to her hard work, I was able to focus on being a bride and welcoming all my out-of-town guests. Anyone who knew I was getting married kept commenting on how calm I was and my response was always, "it's because of Sam (and of course my husband who knows what is best for us)". Sam managed the Rehearsal, making sure each attendant knew his/her place and thought of things for us to practice that I would never have known about. It kept everyone calm and prepared for all scenarios (we had an outdoor wedding). The day of was very organized but, as all brides know, time flew and I got more and more stressed the closer the clock got to the ceremony time. Sam was the rock throughout the day, providing not only comfort but also gently reminding us of what we needed to be doing or where we needed to be. During the actual event, Sam again knew every detail that was planned and allowed me, my husband and our guests a stress-free environment where we could actually enjoy the event. A few things came up that were unexpected or unplanned and, knowing my personality and what was important to me, Sam would either confirm with me what needed to be done (without interrupting my moment or fun or causing stress) or knew to handle it on her own. The next day, at brunch, many of our guests commented on how Sam was everywhere at all times but yet invisible at the same time (handling every single need without being pushy or controlling the event). She was honestly a godsend.

From one bride to another, or even to someone just in the research stage, do yourself a kindness and work with Honeybee, even if just for a DOC. Of course, I "could have" done it all by myself. We were even on a budget and I wasn't sure early on if the cost would justify what I could do myself. However, I can honestly tell you that I would NOT have been able to ENJOY my day with my lovely husband, family and friends had I been tied to a timeline or managing every detail on my own, or leaving it up to a location coordinator or caterer - no offense, but they just don't have the same personal investment that a bride & groom do. Honeybee had that personal investment and treated our wedding like one of their own. And, at the end of the day, the pictures prove it all...it was the best day of my life - because I was stress-free and could enjoy the moment...all due to Sam and Honeybee Weddings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Best, Alison (& Mitch) Branstetter Read less
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Meganne
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have asked for a better day-of wedding coordinator. Shelly from Honey Bee weddings was absolutely fantastic. Thanks to Shelly, our day was seamless, and contrary to the warnings I got from many friends and family before our big day, everything went perfectly!

If you are a bride-to-be I definitely recommend hiring a day-of coordinator – it takes all of the potential stress out of the day (especially if you have someone like Shelly at your side). Honey Bee Weddings was great to work with from the start, and I knew from the moment that I met Shelly that I was in good hands!

Shelly started by gathering details about our event about a month before the big day. Throughout the month leading up to our wedding, Shelly was in contact with us to coordinate timelines and other information. The week of the wedding she did all of the follow up with vendors and reviewed my final contracts. At the rehearsal dinner Shelly took over the show. The day of the wedding Shelly was there from start to finish making sure every detail was taken care of. Shelly let us enjoy our day and take in all of the memories. Shelly’s help was incredible and our wedding was amazing because of her help. Shelly, and Honey Bee weddings, was the most valuable vendor we hired for our wedding day – I highly recommend Honey Bee Weddings (Shelly in particular) for day-of wedding coordination.
My husband and I could not have asked for a better day-of wedding coordinator. Shelly from Honey Bee weddings was Read more...
My husband and I could not have asked for a better day-of wedding coordinator. Shelly from Honey Bee weddings was absolutely fantastic. Thanks to Shelly, our day was seamless, and contrary to the warnings I got from many friends and family before our big day, everything went perfectly!

If you are a bride-to-be I definitely recommend hiring a day-of coordinator – it takes all of the potential stress out of the day (especially if you have someone like Shelly at your side). Honey Bee Weddings was great to work with from the start, and I knew from the moment that I met Shelly that I was in good hands!

Shelly started by gathering details about our event about a month before the big day. Throughout the month leading up to our wedding, Shelly was in contact with us to coordinate timelines and other information. The week of the wedding she did all of the follow up with vendors and reviewed my final contracts. At the rehearsal dinner Shelly took over the show. The day of the wedding Shelly was there from start to finish making sure every detail was taken care of. Shelly let us enjoy our day and take in all of the memories. Shelly’s help was incredible and our wedding was amazing because of her help. Shelly, and Honey Bee weddings, was the most valuable vendor we hired for our wedding day – I highly recommend Honey Bee Weddings (Shelly in particular) for day-of wedding coordination. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Misse a little over a year before our wedding day. We had already selected our church and venue at that point but both decided we were in over our heads when it came to planning everything else. Misse and Honey Bee Weddings were recommended by a fellow bride, and when my husband and I met Misse, we instantly knew she was the right woman for the job. We moved forward with a partial planning and day of package.

Misse is incredibly organized, knowledgable and resourceful. Working with Misse was a very accommodating process as my husband and I had a specific budget for what we wanted to spend with a planner, and Misse helped us tailor a package that met our needs. I am a project manager by profession and consider myself a good planner, but Misse brought it to another level that my husband and I were so grateful for and led to the most perfect day of our lives.

When working with Misse, you'll find her proactive and very responsive. I also need to mention her fabulous sense of style which made planning the decor and our paper suite especially enjoyable! For the day of the wedding, and among a countless number of tasks, Misse created several timelines targeted towards our bridal party and vendors to keep everyone organized and on track - nothing was ahead or behind schedule more than 10 minutes that day! Our wedding would not have been so well coordinated if not for her. My husband and I would stop several times the months leading up to the big day and during our wedding day itself to say, "What would we have done without Misse?"

We absolutely loved working with Misse and her team, and Honey Bee Weddings is HIGHLY recommended for any wedding planning needs. Thank you Misse for everything you did to make our wedding day and the planning process so perfect and memorable!
My (now) husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Misse a little over a year before our wedding day. We had already Read more...
My (now) husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Misse a little over a year before our wedding day. We had already selected our church and venue at that point but both decided we were in over our heads when it came to planning everything else. Misse and Honey Bee Weddings were recommended by a fellow bride, and when my husband and I met Misse, we instantly knew she was the right woman for the job. We moved forward with a partial planning and day of package.

Misse is incredibly organized, knowledgable and resourceful. Working with Misse was a very accommodating process as my husband and I had a specific budget for what we wanted to spend with a planner, and Misse helped us tailor a package that met our needs. I am a project manager by profession and consider myself a good planner, but Misse brought it to another level that my husband and I were so grateful for and led to the most perfect day of our lives.

When working with Misse, you'll find her proactive and very responsive. I also need to mention her fabulous sense of style which made planning the decor and our paper suite especially enjoyable! For the day of the wedding, and among a countless number of tasks, Misse created several timelines targeted towards our bridal party and vendors to keep everyone organized and on track - nothing was ahead or behind schedule more than 10 minutes that day! Our wedding would not have been so well coordinated if not for her. My husband and I would stop several times the months leading up to the big day and during our wedding day itself to say, "What would we have done without Misse?"

We absolutely loved working with Misse and her team, and Honey Bee Weddings is HIGHLY recommended for any wedding planning needs. Thank you Misse for everything you did to make our wedding day and the planning process so perfect and memorable! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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2+ years ago
0.5/5.0
We hired Misse for “Month of Coordination” services. Not only did Misse not perform the duties in the contract, but she was a complete nightmare to deal with. Some of our main issues were:

• LOST/STOLEN MONEY/CARDS: Several (we still don’t know how many) cards containing monetary gifts went missing. Misse was responsible for collecting the cards and delivering them to us. We only found out after several guests contacted us after receiving our thank you cards (which did not thank them for their gifts). When we told Misse what we discovered, she didn’t act concerned at all, tried to say it wasn’t her fault and has offered no follow-up.
• LEFT THE WEDDING EARLY: Misse left the wedding around 10:30pm (even though she was contractually obligated to be there until the end and ensure breakdown was complete and return our belongings to our hotel room). On top of that, her assistant left during dinner and she NEVER told us. The venue owner told us after the fact and was appalled that Misse left early.
• LACK OF ACCURACY/TRANSPARENCY RELATING TO PAYMENTS: Misse told us on several occasions (in writing) that gratuity was included in our contract, which ended up not being true. She then tried to sneak an amount of almost $6k in our budget spreadsheet for it with no explanation. When I asked her where it came from and how she calculated it, she would not respond. We reached out to the caterer directly who confirmed Misse was wrong and gave us a range of amounts, the high end of which was just over $2k (less than half of what Misse wanted us to pay through her). Despite numerous direct requests to explain, Misse still refuses to do so.
• UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: Misse’s behavior and general disposition was unprofessional, difficult to work with and rude (to us, the wedding party, some vendors and several of our wedding guests). Other vendors said they had worked with her in the past and she acted the same way.
We hired Misse for “Month of Coordination” services. Not only did Misse not perform the duties in the contract, but she Read more...
We hired Misse for “Month of Coordination” services. Not only did Misse not perform the duties in the contract, but she was a complete nightmare to deal with. Some of our main issues were:

• LOST/STOLEN MONEY/CARDS: Several (we still don’t know how many) cards containing monetary gifts went missing. Misse was responsible for collecting the cards and delivering them to us. We only found out after several guests contacted us after receiving our thank you cards (which did not thank them for their gifts). When we told Misse what we discovered, she didn’t act concerned at all, tried to say it wasn’t her fault and has offered no follow-up.
• LEFT THE WEDDING EARLY: Misse left the wedding around 10:30pm (even though she was contractually obligated to be there until the end and ensure breakdown was complete and return our belongings to our hotel room). On top of that, her assistant left during dinner and she NEVER told us. The venue owner told us after the fact and was appalled that Misse left early.
• LACK OF ACCURACY/TRANSPARENCY RELATING TO PAYMENTS: Misse told us on several occasions (in writing) that gratuity was included in our contract, which ended up not being true. She then tried to sneak an amount of almost $6k in our budget spreadsheet for it with no explanation. When I asked her where it came from and how she calculated it, she would not respond. We reached out to the caterer directly who confirmed Misse was wrong and gave us a range of amounts, the high end of which was just over $2k (less than half of what Misse wanted us to pay through her). Despite numerous direct requests to explain, Misse still refuses to do so.
• UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: Misse’s behavior and general disposition was unprofessional, difficult to work with and rude (to us, the wedding party, some vendors and several of our wedding guests). Other vendors said they had worked with her in the past and she acted the same way. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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