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Michelle Garibay Events

Temecula , CA
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Temecula, CA US (map)

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951-234-7629
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ABOUT US

Michelle Garibay Events is a boutique wedding consultation company specializing in Temecula, Palm Springs and Hawaii destination weddings. In our 10th year in business, we provide... Read more
Michelle Garibay Events is a boutique wedding consultation company specializing in Temecula, Palm Springs and Hawaii destination weddings. In our 10th year in business, we provide attentive and tailored solutions to each couple's vision with an emphasis on their guests' experience, infusing personalized details, amazing food and beverage offerings and exceptional quality across the board to create an unforgettable wedding that reflects their personalities and styles. 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, Guest List Creation, 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

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Michelle
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
I don't mean to offend anyone...but you're a FOOL if you don't hire Michelle Garibay for your wedding. She is absolutely AMAZING. From the moment I emailed her for the first time until after my wedding, she was super responsive and extremely helpful with all my questions. I hired her as my day of coordinator but she started 60 days before and was available even before that. I almost wish I would have hired her for my full wedding planner. Words can't describle how happy I am that we decided to use her services...worth every penny and then some. My wedding went without a hitch, even if there were any issues I had no idea because Michelle handled everything so professionally. My husband and I are both so happy with how smoothly our wedding went under Michelle's eye. Needless to say, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Michelle Garibay Events! You won't regret it from beginning to end. You'll be in great hands! Thanks, Michelle, for everything- we are beyond pleased with your services :)
I don't mean to offend anyone...but you're a FOOL if you don't hire Michelle Garibay for your wedding. She is absolutely Read more...
I don't mean to offend anyone...but you're a FOOL if you don't hire Michelle Garibay for your wedding. She is absolutely AMAZING. From the moment I emailed her for the first time until after my wedding, she was super responsive and extremely helpful with all my questions. I hired her as my day of coordinator but she started 60 days before and was available even before that. I almost wish I would have hired her for my full wedding planner. Words can't describle how happy I am that we decided to use her services...worth every penny and then some. My wedding went without a hitch, even if there were any issues I had no idea because Michelle handled everything so professionally. My husband and I are both so happy with how smoothly our wedding went under Michelle's eye. Needless to say, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Michelle Garibay Events! You won't regret it from beginning to end. You'll be in great hands! Thanks, Michelle, for everything- we are beyond pleased with your services :) Read less
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Kori
Wedding:
6/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Michelle Garibay Events was an excellent choice for our day-of coordinator. She was flexible, accommodating, and patient with me as I made changes and emailed her super late! She is friendly and professional, and will work hard to make sure your wedding is exactly what you envisioned. Two thumbs up!
Michelle Garibay Events was an excellent choice for our day-of coordinator. She was flexible, accommodating, and patient Read more...
Michelle Garibay Events was an excellent choice for our day-of coordinator. She was flexible, accommodating, and patient with me as I made changes and emailed her super late! She is friendly and professional, and will work hard to make sure your wedding is exactly what you envisioned. Two thumbs up! Read less
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Michelle Garibay Events responded with the following comments:

Kori! It was so fun working with you and Christian - one of the sweetest couples ever! Mariah and I had a blast on your wedding day and were extremely happy that everything unfolded beautifully. Your A team on site made sure of that! :) Best wishes to you both!
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Katie
Wedding:
1/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Having Michelle as my wedding coordinator was a lifesaver and a dream come true. She is so committed to her clients, is so organized and on top of things, and always has such AMAZING ideas. She truly understands that this is one of the most important days of your life, and from her heart she wants to help make your day absolutely perfect. She takes it very seriously and is so caring of your special occasion! It was easy to collaborate in person or even far away through e-mail or text message. She's also very honest if she doesn't think something will look good together, and will come up with an idea that will blow you away instead. When we described what look we wanted for our wedding and showed pictures, she knew EXACTLY what vendor to go to that would fit both my idea and budget. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Michelle Garibay and her team, you just have to have this wonderful experience yourself. She helped make the entire wedding process fun, exciting and stress free! In the end, seeing all her hard work put together on my wedding day, it absolutely took my breath away. It was even better than I had imagined it would be. There's definitely no other coordinator you should consider other than Michelle Garibay Events!!
Having Michelle as my wedding coordinator was a lifesaver and a dream come true. She is so committed to her clients, is so Read more...
Having Michelle as my wedding coordinator was a lifesaver and a dream come true. She is so committed to her clients, is so organized and on top of things, and always has such AMAZING ideas. She truly understands that this is one of the most important days of your life, and from her heart she wants to help make your day absolutely perfect. She takes it very seriously and is so caring of your special occasion! It was easy to collaborate in person or even far away through e-mail or text message. She's also very honest if she doesn't think something will look good together, and will come up with an idea that will blow you away instead. When we described what look we wanted for our wedding and showed pictures, she knew EXACTLY what vendor to go to that would fit both my idea and budget. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Michelle Garibay and her team, you just have to have this wonderful experience yourself. She helped make the entire wedding process fun, exciting and stress free! In the end, seeing all her hard work put together on my wedding day, it absolutely took my breath away. It was even better than I had imagined it would be. There's definitely no other coordinator you should consider other than Michelle Garibay Events!! Read less
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Michelle Garibay Events responded with the following comments:

Katie and Mark - I had the absolute best time working with you both on your wedding! We had so much fun together and clicked from the beginning - which I think is most important for a successful creative partnership. All the best to you both!
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Abbie
Wedding:
9/6/2015
4.6/5.0
Michelle and her team are extremely organized and experienced. They know exactly how to make everything go smoothly. She also knows most of the vendors for weddings in the Temecula area and so was very useful with recommendations for all the vendors, and has great relationships with them. She knew our venue very well and let us all enjoy the day while she handled all the décor, sequencing of events and getting everyone where they needed to be on time. Wonderful experience to work with her. Her systems are first class .
Michelle and her team are extremely organized and experienced. They know exactly how to make everything go smoothly. She Read more...
Michelle and her team are extremely organized and experienced. They know exactly how to make everything go smoothly. She also knows most of the vendors for weddings in the Temecula area and so was very useful with recommendations for all the vendors, and has great relationships with them. She knew our venue very well and let us all enjoy the day while she handled all the décor, sequencing of events and getting everyone where they needed to be on time. Wonderful experience to work with her. Her systems are first class . Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me preface this by saying that my mom and I are so beyond grateful for all that Michelle did to ensure my wedding was the perfect day. She went above and beyond!! We hired Michelle as a "day of" coordinator, since our venue had an events team in place. However, the venue (a Temecula winery) went through numerous staff changes up to just weeks before our wedding, which had me and my mom both very, very nervous. Michelle was with us the whole way, in constant communication, and even met my mom at the winery (again) the week before the wedding to ensure the new events team at the winery was up to speed. Michelle is a true professional, and she most definitely knows her way around the Temecula wineries. We had yet to receive a seating plan for the reception, and Michelle came to the rescue by sending us an old one she had used there. She answered many questions for us when the event team at the venue temporarily stopped responding to emails. Michelle will give you honest, much needed feedback which is extremely helpful to anyone planning a wedding for the first time. She calmed us down, took care of any and all issues, and thanks to her the wedding was an even bigger success than we could have imagined!
Let me preface this by saying that my mom and I are so beyond grateful for all that Michelle did to ensure my wedding was Read more...
Let me preface this by saying that my mom and I are so beyond grateful for all that Michelle did to ensure my wedding was the perfect day. She went above and beyond!! We hired Michelle as a "day of" coordinator, since our venue had an events team in place. However, the venue (a Temecula winery) went through numerous staff changes up to just weeks before our wedding, which had me and my mom both very, very nervous. Michelle was with us the whole way, in constant communication, and even met my mom at the winery (again) the week before the wedding to ensure the new events team at the winery was up to speed. Michelle is a true professional, and she most definitely knows her way around the Temecula wineries. We had yet to receive a seating plan for the reception, and Michelle came to the rescue by sending us an old one she had used there. She answered many questions for us when the event team at the venue temporarily stopped responding to emails. Michelle will give you honest, much needed feedback which is extremely helpful to anyone planning a wedding for the first time. She calmed us down, took care of any and all issues, and thanks to her the wedding was an even bigger success than we could have imagined! Read less
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Michelle Garibay Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Karen! It was such a pleasure working with you and your mom and I'm so pleased you and Jon had an amazing wedding day. Your comments just reaffirm the point that it is important to hire an outside Day of Coordinator because you never know what type of (multiple!) staffing changes a venue might go through and the communication lost from person to person. I am very thankful that I was your constant and able to provide you with the peace of mind you needed! Best wishes to you both!
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Hilary
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Michelle planned our San Diego wedding from start to finnish. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly day of. She was always quick to respond, creative whenever we ran into some issue, and understanding of our budget. She was totally sweet and understood my vision of what I wanted my wedding to look like. I couldn't have been more excited to see everything come together. I would recommend Michelle to any friend of mine looking for a wedding planner! Thank you Michelle for everything you have done for us. <3 Hilary Matson
Michelle planned our San Diego wedding from start to finnish. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly day Read more...
Michelle planned our San Diego wedding from start to finnish. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly day of. She was always quick to respond, creative whenever we ran into some issue, and understanding of our budget. She was totally sweet and understood my vision of what I wanted my wedding to look like. I couldn't have been more excited to see everything come together. I would recommend Michelle to any friend of mine looking for a wedding planner! Thank you Michelle for everything you have done for us. <3 Hilary Matson Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an amazing wedding coordinator....look no further. Michelle planned the wedding of our son, Joseph and his beautiful bride Hilary. The wedding took place outdoor in the garden of the Darlington House in La Jolla, CA in late April. We knew there could be a chance of lite rain but really didn't expect it. Of course it rained, and it rained hard! Upon Michelle's suggestion the day before, a tent was ordered for the garden. Magically, Michelle coordinated the wedding around the rain to the point where guests commented on how the rain just seemed to be an added touch to the beauty of the day. The tent was beautifully decorated and none of the guests were inconvenienced and the day continued on as planned. The day was perfect and magical. I know that behind the scenes Michelle must have been crazy making adjustments to accommodate the rain but you honestly would have never known. To me that is a sign of a true professional and an amazing coordinator who works miracles in a moments notice!
If you are looking for an amazing wedding coordinator....look no further. Michelle planned the wedding of our son, Joseph Read more...
If you are looking for an amazing wedding coordinator....look no further. Michelle planned the wedding of our son, Joseph and his beautiful bride Hilary. The wedding took place outdoor in the garden of the Darlington House in La Jolla, CA in late April. We knew there could be a chance of lite rain but really didn't expect it. Of course it rained, and it rained hard! Upon Michelle's suggestion the day before, a tent was ordered for the garden. Magically, Michelle coordinated the wedding around the rain to the point where guests commented on how the rain just seemed to be an added touch to the beauty of the day. The tent was beautifully decorated and none of the guests were inconvenienced and the day continued on as planned. The day was perfect and magical. I know that behind the scenes Michelle must have been crazy making adjustments to accommodate the rain but you honestly would have never known. To me that is a sign of a true professional and an amazing coordinator who works miracles in a moments notice! Read less
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Getsemani
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Michelle is amazing! I went to Michelle feeling lost and overwhelmed with the planning process. She really listened to me and brought my dream to life. She knows the industry, is connected to the best vendors, and is always available. Every detail of my day was executed flawlessly and it couldn't have been as perfect without her. You wont be disappointed.
Michelle is amazing! I went to Michelle feeling lost and overwhelmed with the planning process. She really listened to me Read more...
Michelle is amazing! I went to Michelle feeling lost and overwhelmed with the planning process. She really listened to me and brought my dream to life. She knows the industry, is connected to the best vendors, and is always available. Every detail of my day was executed flawlessly and it couldn't have been as perfect without her. You wont be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.3/5.0
I hired Michelle for a "day of wedding planner" to ensure my wedding ran smoothly, and as a wedding professional, guide me through (since I have never planned a wedding) It's been a month since my wedding and sometimes I want to cry thinking that I spent $40k on a wedding and because I hired someone that did not care, I ended up in complete disappointment. She was rude to me at times about scheduling and rude to people in the bridal party. She never even said goodbye to me or my husband, or followed up with us. She simply couldn't have cared less.
I hired Michelle for a "day of wedding planner" to ensure my wedding ran smoothly, and as a wedding professional, guide me Read more...
I hired Michelle for a "day of wedding planner" to ensure my wedding ran smoothly, and as a wedding professional, guide me through (since I have never planned a wedding) It's been a month since my wedding and sometimes I want to cry thinking that I spent $40k on a wedding and because I hired someone that did not care, I ended up in complete disappointment. She was rude to me at times about scheduling and rude to people in the bridal party. She never even said goodbye to me or my husband, or followed up with us. She simply couldn't have cared less. Read less
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Michelle Garibay Events responded with the following comments:

We take every review seriously and care about each and every one of our couples who put their special day in our hands. We are passionate about we do, treat each of our couples with professionalism and respect and take extreme pride in exceptional service as evidenced with the many rave reviews seen here. It would be impossible to stay in business for as long as we have if it were otherwise.

It is unfortunate that this client felt the need to express disappointment for services of which we had no contractual obligation or expressed responsibility, but we will take that in stride and learn from it. When we are hired as full-service planners 10+ months prior to a wedding, we have ample time to build rapport and get to know our couples on a personal level. But when we are hired towards the end of the planning process to ensure just the day goes smoothly, we are simply limited by time and not afforded the luxury of getting to know our couples as well as we would like.

We empathize with the bride’s regret for the amount of money spent on her wedding, but we were not hired to manage that aspect of the wedding as a day of coordinator. The wedding day went very smoothly, with laughter and celebration throughout the entire evening with no indication of dissatisfaction. We are truly disheartened the bride did not end up seeing it this way, and we can only continue to strive to ensure our future couples are happy.
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Naomi
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue coordinators as part of their wedding package. So, knowing that, my husband and I initially thought that it would be a waste of money to hire an event designer/wedding coordinator. As the planning progressed, we found that the term "venue coordinator" and "wedding coordinator" tends to be used interchangeably, when it's not the same thing. The Venue Coordinator will help assist you with all things venue-specific, but they're role doesn't include helping you with design thought leadership, ]timeline development, contacting all vendors, etc. Anyway, my point is that I realized TWO months before the wedding that I had to literally do everything myself....that is, until we hired Michelle and Samantha!! I’m so glad that we did!

Michelle worked with us for our event design & I am pleased with how everything turned out. Michelle provides thought leadership in her design recommendations & she will flat out tell you if something would look tacky or out of whack for your theme. So, just know that you are getting professional insights and the results definitely show. In the end, we had so many compliments from our guests as to how tasteful and beautiful our wedding looked! “Magazine-worthy”, as some said. She is also responsive and was great at working with our venue to ensure that details were ironed out.

Samantha was our day-of-coordinator and she was always there for us and our guests when anyone had any questions. She truly made everyone feel taken care of and comfortable. Also, Samantha ensured that I always had the wine I wanted at my table (with everything going on, a lot of brides don’t even get to eat or drink at their own wedding – so I really appreciated how she looked out for me so that I could enjoy my own wedding).

Long story short: I’m a fan and will highly recommend. Enough said!
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue Read more...
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue coordinators as part of their wedding package. So, knowing that, my husband and I initially thought that it would be a waste of money to hire an event designer/wedding coordinator. As the planning progressed, we found that the term "venue coordinator" and "wedding coordinator" tends to be used interchangeably, when it's not the same thing. The Venue Coordinator will help assist you with all things venue-specific, but they're role doesn't include helping you with design thought leadership, ]timeline development, contacting all vendors, etc. Anyway, my point is that I realized TWO months before the wedding that I had to literally do everything myself....that is, until we hired Michelle and Samantha!! I’m so glad that we did!

Michelle worked with us for our event design & I am pleased with how everything turned out. Michelle provides thought leadership in her design recommendations & she will flat out tell you if something would look tacky or out of whack for your theme. So, just know that you are getting professional insights and the results definitely show. In the end, we had so many compliments from our guests as to how tasteful and beautiful our wedding looked! “Magazine-worthy”, as some said. She is also responsive and was great at working with our venue to ensure that details were ironed out.

Samantha was our day-of-coordinator and she was always there for us and our guests when anyone had any questions. She truly made everyone feel taken care of and comfortable. Also, Samantha ensured that I always had the wine I wanted at my table (with everything going on, a lot of brides don’t even get to eat or drink at their own wedding – so I really appreciated how she looked out for me so that I could enjoy my own wedding).

Long story short: I’m a fan and will highly recommend. Enough said! Read less
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