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Oventz Event Planning

New York , NY
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New York, NY US (map)

PHONE

718-300-9700

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ABOUT US

Oventz is a full service event planning company specializing in weddings. We have an ethnically diverse team of consultants, with a range of expertise! One of our most important goals is... Read more
Oventz is a full service event planning company specializing in weddings. We have an ethnically diverse team of consultants, with a range of expertise! One of our most important goals is to keep you on budget and ensure you hire quality vendors at a fair price. Beyond finding you a venue and vendors, we help with all the little details from style, to etiquette, to logistics and more. We make the planning experience fun and stress free!

Our packages are designed for varying budgets and planning needs, and our prices are extremely reasonable. Plus, all our full service packages have a price guarantee; that we will save you at least our fee! We pass on huge vendor and venue discounts to our clients, and our first consultation is always free; without obligation.

Check us out at www.oventz.com or visit our Showroom in Forest Hills.

Blissful Nuptials!

The Oventz Team (718) 300-9700 | info@oventz.com | (718) 544-7787 105-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, 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?
Every client gets 2 planners. However, we have a team of 6 planners with different ethnic backgrounds, expertise and personalities in order to cater to all our client's needs.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We love all weddings!!! Full event planning is our specialty but we so all types of wedding planning and we work with many budgets.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We've assisted couples from a multitude of cultures and religions...
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Small to Large
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Midtown Loft & Terrace
 The Central Park Boathouse
 Fox Hollow
 Woodbury Country Club
 Glen Island Harbour Club
 Renaissance Of Astoria
 Astoria Manor
 Loft 11 (Manhattan)
 Venitian Yacht Club
 Hyatt Regency Long Island
 Cavo in Astoria
 Metrazur (Grand Central- NYC)
 Castle on the Hudson (Tarrytown, NY)
 Leonard's of Great Neck
 The Vanderbilt
 Dumbo Spot
 Hamptons Properties 
 Midtown Loft and Terrace
 Gary's Loft
 Galapagos Art Space
 The Hudson Theatre at the Millenium Hotel
 Glen Island Harbor Clun in New Rochelle
 Windows on the Lake, Ronkonkoma

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Yaw
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
In a word: AWESOME, PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE, ACCESSIBLE, INCREDIBLE, RESPONSIVE...okay that was more than one word, but Odessa Hamilton and Oventz Event Planning did an AMAZING job with our wedding planning and coordination. My wife and I live in Maryland and were planning a wedding in NYC. Odessa personally toured us around to the various venues until we found the right one that met our vision, style, expectations and budget! She handled us like newborns and held our hands from soup to nuts throughout this process.

The finished product was an AMAZING experience that not only we were over-satisfied with, but our parents and guests and extended family as well. Oventz thoroughly exceeded our expectations.

We said "Yes" to Oventz!!! My wife and I would highly recommend their services without any reservation!!!
In a word: AWESOME, PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE, ACCESSIBLE, INCREDIBLE, RESPONSIVE...okay that was more than one word, but Read more...
In a word: AWESOME, PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE, ACCESSIBLE, INCREDIBLE, RESPONSIVE...okay that was more than one word, but Odessa Hamilton and Oventz Event Planning did an AMAZING job with our wedding planning and coordination. My wife and I live in Maryland and were planning a wedding in NYC. Odessa personally toured us around to the various venues until we found the right one that met our vision, style, expectations and budget! She handled us like newborns and held our hands from soup to nuts throughout this process.

The finished product was an AMAZING experience that not only we were over-satisfied with, but our parents and guests and extended family as well. Oventz thoroughly exceeded our expectations.

We said "Yes" to Oventz!!! My wife and I would highly recommend their services without any reservation!!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Oventz were fantastic in carrying out my wedding. Their daily attention to detail was unparalleled. They were able to take our vision, and mold it into something greater than what we could conceive. Although our wedding was in a different state, Odessa and her staff at Oventz, made the execution of our wedding seamless.

Ovetnz cares not only about the wedding day, but the couple, their guests and life after the wedding; their premiere goal is to make sure the bride and groom's vision is met while staying within and even under budget. I've never met a company so dedicated to saving their clients money as much as Oventz.

From their coordination of vendors to ensuring that our wedding day was as stress free as possible, Odessa and her team did an outstanding job of creating a lifetime of memories. There is absolutely no way that we would have been able to handle our wedding without the assistance, dedication, love and care demonstrated by Oventz. Oventz even helped my mother and coordinate our traditional engagement party as a courtesy; a true testament to their commitment to their clients!

Job Well Done to such a great company. All of my bridesmaids and several guests envision utilizing their services in the future. Many of my vendors, some of whom have been in the bridal business for over twenty years, commented on the attention to detail and professionalism of Oventz. Overall, Oventz is a class act and I would recommend them highly.
Oventz were fantastic in carrying out my wedding. Their daily attention to detail was unparalleled. They were able to take Read more...
Oventz were fantastic in carrying out my wedding. Their daily attention to detail was unparalleled. They were able to take our vision, and mold it into something greater than what we could conceive. Although our wedding was in a different state, Odessa and her staff at Oventz, made the execution of our wedding seamless.

Ovetnz cares not only about the wedding day, but the couple, their guests and life after the wedding; their premiere goal is to make sure the bride and groom's vision is met while staying within and even under budget. I've never met a company so dedicated to saving their clients money as much as Oventz.

From their coordination of vendors to ensuring that our wedding day was as stress free as possible, Odessa and her team did an outstanding job of creating a lifetime of memories. There is absolutely no way that we would have been able to handle our wedding without the assistance, dedication, love and care demonstrated by Oventz. Oventz even helped my mother and coordinate our traditional engagement party as a courtesy; a true testament to their commitment to their clients!

Job Well Done to such a great company. All of my bridesmaids and several guests envision utilizing their services in the future. Many of my vendors, some of whom have been in the bridal business for over twenty years, commented on the attention to detail and professionalism of Oventz. Overall, Oventz is a class act and I would recommend them highly. Read less
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Jerome
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Odessa was incredible. During the wedding planning process she became family to us. Her professionalism on the date of the wedding was perfect.

We could not have made it to our wedding day and through the day without Odessa. Cecilia and I love you.
Jerome Hurt
Odessa was incredible. During the wedding planning process she became family to us. Her professionalism on the date of the Read more...
Odessa was incredible. During the wedding planning process she became family to us. Her professionalism on the date of the wedding was perfect.

We could not have made it to our wedding day and through the day without Odessa. Cecilia and I love you.
Jerome Hurt Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I came to Oventz quite late in the wedding planning process. I was full of ideas and no real direction. Odessa met with me on numerous occasions to discuss logistics before I even booked her services. Her team is incredibly professional and I would recommend them for weddings, baby showers, birthday parties you name it. If they are still around when me and my husband renew our vows in 10 years I will definitely be a client.
I came to Oventz quite late in the wedding planning process. I was full of ideas and no real direction. Odessa met with me Read more...
I came to Oventz quite late in the wedding planning process. I was full of ideas and no real direction. Odessa met with me on numerous occasions to discuss logistics before I even booked her services. Her team is incredibly professional and I would recommend them for weddings, baby showers, birthday parties you name it. If they are still around when me and my husband renew our vows in 10 years I will definitely be a client. Read less
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Arsenia
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Odessa Hamilton, of Oventz Event Planning, and her services were phenomenal! Ours was a destination wedding in Atlanta Georgia. I am a New York girl! From the very first meeting she helps to crystallize your ideas into dreams that come true. Our invitations were gorgeous and she helps to create so much excitement. She always made me feel like my wedding design and planning were as important to her as they were for me.

Odessa was flexible, insightful and a professional at all times and has a delightful personality. It was nice to have my very own Lady O, to roll out my special day. My guests were so pleased and happy to see
how beautifully she decorated our reception venue.......our home!

I would highly recommend her as you won't go wrong!

Arsenia Delgado
Brooklyn, NY
Odessa Hamilton, of Oventz Event Planning, and her services were phenomenal! Ours was a destination wedding in Atlanta Read more...
Odessa Hamilton, of Oventz Event Planning, and her services were phenomenal! Ours was a destination wedding in Atlanta Georgia. I am a New York girl! From the very first meeting she helps to crystallize your ideas into dreams that come true. Our invitations were gorgeous and she helps to create so much excitement. She always made me feel like my wedding design and planning were as important to her as they were for me.

Odessa was flexible, insightful and a professional at all times and has a delightful personality. It was nice to have my very own Lady O, to roll out my special day. My guests were so pleased and happy to see
how beautifully she decorated our reception venue.......our home!

I would highly recommend her as you won't go wrong!

Arsenia Delgado
Brooklyn, NY Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, , Unique Services
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Avmart
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Oventz is truly a premiere event planning company. Odessa is a no nonsense tour de force, truly a class act of impeccable quality. She took us from concept to visualization and ultimately to reality. She made our wedding the most enjoyable fun filled, life changing event. The services she provides go beyond the usual wedding services. Her empathic demeanor helped mediate what is a very stressful yet exciting time to a manageable and enjoyable one.We were truly blessed to have entered her establishment and make her acquaintance.
Oventz is truly a premiere event planning company. Odessa is a no nonsense tour de force, truly a class act of impeccable Read more...
Oventz is truly a premiere event planning company. Odessa is a no nonsense tour de force, truly a class act of impeccable quality. She took us from concept to visualization and ultimately to reality. She made our wedding the most enjoyable fun filled, life changing event. The services she provides go beyond the usual wedding services. Her empathic demeanor helped mediate what is a very stressful yet exciting time to a manageable and enjoyable one.We were truly blessed to have entered her establishment and make her acquaintance. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, , Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Eva
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I looked at a number of wedding invitation vendors, but just couldn’t find something we loved. Then we found Odessa. Working with her to create the perfect wedding invitation was a dream come true. She is responsive, professional, and just such a pleasure to work with. She will help you choose colors, fonts, styles, etc. She has an amazing flair for finding something that will be perfect for your big day.

We simply cannot say enough wonderful things about Oventz and Odessa!!!! We recommend her highly for all of your wedding paper needs.
My fiancé and I looked at a number of wedding invitation vendors, but just couldn’t find something we loved. Then we found Read more...
My fiancé and I looked at a number of wedding invitation vendors, but just couldn’t find something we loved. Then we found Odessa. Working with her to create the perfect wedding invitation was a dream come true. She is responsive, professional, and just such a pleasure to work with. She will help you choose colors, fonts, styles, etc. She has an amazing flair for finding something that will be perfect for your big day.

We simply cannot say enough wonderful things about Oventz and Odessa!!!! We recommend her highly for all of your wedding paper needs. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Aceryl
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Oventz (Odessa, Danielle, & team) has done such a great job at our wedding from beginning to end! Our vintage themed wedding was not what our friends and family expected -- we ultimately blew them away. Each and everyone of them had such a blast! Everything came together perfectly and we have oventz to thank for that!
Oventz (Odessa, Danielle, & team) has done such a great job at our wedding from beginning to end! Our vintage themed Read more...
Oventz (Odessa, Danielle, & team) has done such a great job at our wedding from beginning to end! Our vintage themed wedding was not what our friends and family expected -- we ultimately blew them away. Each and everyone of them had such a blast! Everything came together perfectly and we have oventz to thank for that! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Odessa was the best thing that happened to my wedding. I was nervous, because my venue didn’t have an onsite coordinator and we had to bring in all of our vendors. I knew I needed a day-of coordinator, but I didn’t want to pay a fortune for one. A friend recommended Odessa, and after meeting with her, my then fiancé and I looked at each other and we knew we had to have her.

She has this calming demeanor, which can put any crazed bride at peace (the week leading up to the wedding, I was sending out a million emails, and she responded to each issue). She is also excellent at what she does. I had so many vendors for my wedding, and she took care of coordinating everything. I also had all these activities and papers and decorations to put up, and on the day before the wedding, I gave her 10+ bags of things to set up. The next day, everything was set up even better than I had imagined, since she has the artistic sense to know what looks better.

Most importantly, she was incredibly flexible. Initially, we were only going to have one additional assistant, but she felt we needed an third assistant to make things run smoothly and was even willing to absorb that cost herself simply to ensure that the wedding would run smoothly. And then on the wedding day, we asked her at the last minute to stay additional hours to make sure there were no problems (esp with clean-up), and she immediately agreed, even collecting items that I completely forgot about (like my cake toppers). Like I said, Odessa made my wedding happen, because she knew what to do and got it done, and all with such a calming presence that put me at ease throughout the entire day.
Odessa was the best thing that happened to my wedding. I was nervous, because my venue didn’t have an onsite coordinator Read more...
Odessa was the best thing that happened to my wedding. I was nervous, because my venue didn’t have an onsite coordinator and we had to bring in all of our vendors. I knew I needed a day-of coordinator, but I didn’t want to pay a fortune for one. A friend recommended Odessa, and after meeting with her, my then fiancé and I looked at each other and we knew we had to have her.

She has this calming demeanor, which can put any crazed bride at peace (the week leading up to the wedding, I was sending out a million emails, and she responded to each issue). She is also excellent at what she does. I had so many vendors for my wedding, and she took care of coordinating everything. I also had all these activities and papers and decorations to put up, and on the day before the wedding, I gave her 10+ bags of things to set up. The next day, everything was set up even better than I had imagined, since she has the artistic sense to know what looks better.

Most importantly, she was incredibly flexible. Initially, we were only going to have one additional assistant, but she felt we needed an third assistant to make things run smoothly and was even willing to absorb that cost herself simply to ensure that the wedding would run smoothly. And then on the wedding day, we asked her at the last minute to stay additional hours to make sure there were no problems (esp with clean-up), and she immediately agreed, even collecting items that I completely forgot about (like my cake toppers). Like I said, Odessa made my wedding happen, because she knew what to do and got it done, and all with such a calming presence that put me at ease throughout the entire day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

You're both so very gracious! We are very fond of all our clients, so always elated to receive such delightful feedback... With thanks and love.
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Nadia
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do we begin? We had just a few months to plan a wedding for 200 people with some very specific requirements coming from a family of opinionated perfectionists, and Odessa & company handled it all with aplomb. Our wedding ceremony was held at our local church in Astoria, Queens and our reception was held at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in the city.

Given the very tight timeframes (about seven months) and our indecision with some aspects of the wedding, Odessa's calming presence and professional advice made a huge impact on making sure we stayed on track, in particular with budgeting and timelines. We leveraged her for negotiating with all the vendors, both ones she sourced (like photographer, band, limos, etc) and ones we found (DJ, reception venue), which resulted in her services paying for itself.

Just as important, however, was her collaborative approach and the ability to determine when we just needed guidance, or when we needed an immediate resolution.

Odessa and her staff made themselves an indispensable part of the entire process. She never failed to smile despite the many, many (many!) very late night phone calls, emails, and visits in the final few weeks. She even surprised us with a gift on the day-of, where we made our entrance to the cocktail hour via gondola.

We're glad to have made a friend in Odessa and can't thank her enough for all she did for us.
Where do we begin? We had just a few months to plan a wedding for 200 people with some very specific requirements coming Read more...
Where do we begin? We had just a few months to plan a wedding for 200 people with some very specific requirements coming from a family of opinionated perfectionists, and Odessa & company handled it all with aplomb. Our wedding ceremony was held at our local church in Astoria, Queens and our reception was held at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in the city.

Given the very tight timeframes (about seven months) and our indecision with some aspects of the wedding, Odessa's calming presence and professional advice made a huge impact on making sure we stayed on track, in particular with budgeting and timelines. We leveraged her for negotiating with all the vendors, both ones she sourced (like photographer, band, limos, etc) and ones we found (DJ, reception venue), which resulted in her services paying for itself.

Just as important, however, was her collaborative approach and the ability to determine when we just needed guidance, or when we needed an immediate resolution.

Odessa and her staff made themselves an indispensable part of the entire process. She never failed to smile despite the many, many (many!) very late night phone calls, emails, and visits in the final few weeks. She even surprised us with a gift on the day-of, where we made our entrance to the cocktail hour via gondola.

We're glad to have made a friend in Odessa and can't thank her enough for all she did for us. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning
Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

You're so very gracious, and we cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful couple and family to work with. I'm elated we had the opportunity to assist you with your wedding!
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Sarina
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Omg I love love love Odessa from Oventz. If I could give her more than five stars I would. She is definetly one in a million.
My husband proposed in April of 2011 and by October 2011 we booked our venue. During the first couple of months of planning I was very stressed and overwhelmed. By December 2011 I knew wedding planning was not my forte and needed to hire a wedding planner fast. Thank the good Lord I came across Oventz and met Odessa. She is definetly an angel sent from above. I just knew from our first meeting that she would plan the perfect wedding for my husband and I. On August 3, 2012 Mrs. Odessa and her team delivered nothing but perfection. Throughout the wedding process Odessa was calm cool and collective. She is patient and full of radiance. Anything my husband and I wanted or needed for the wedding, she did everything in her power to make it happen. Don't worry if your on a budget because Odessa will definetly stick to it. I would become stressed at times and Odessa always told me to stop stressing because your wedding day will be perfect and it was. Everyone loves Odessa and I mean everyone my mom, dad, sisters wedding party and guest. My guest are still talking about the wedding to this day. I am thankful to Odessa and her team for giving my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. Odessa will always be apart of our lives.

For all your event needs hire Oventz. You will definetly be in good hands and your day will be memorable.
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Omg I love love love Odessa from Oventz. If I could give her more than five stars I would. She is definetly one in a million.
My husband proposed in April of 2011 and by October 2011 we booked our venue. During the first couple of months of planning I was very stressed and overwhelmed. By December 2011 I knew wedding planning was not my forte and needed to hire a wedding planner fast. Thank the good Lord I came across Oventz and met Odessa. She is definetly an angel sent from above. I just knew from our first meeting that she would plan the perfect wedding for my husband and I. On August 3, 2012 Mrs. Odessa and her team delivered nothing but perfection. Throughout the wedding process Odessa was calm cool and collective. She is patient and full of radiance. Anything my husband and I wanted or needed for the wedding, she did everything in her power to make it happen. Don't worry if your on a budget because Odessa will definetly stick to it. I would become stressed at times and Odessa always told me to stop stressing because your wedding day will be perfect and it was. Everyone loves Odessa and I mean everyone my mom, dad, sisters wedding party and guest. My guest are still talking about the wedding to this day. I am thankful to Odessa and her team for giving my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. Odessa will always be apart of our lives.

For all your event needs hire Oventz. You will definetly be in good hands and your day will be memorable. Read less
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Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

You and your family were so fun to work with... Planning is always exhilarating, but you were the icing on the cake! Thank you for the review, it means a lot.
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Katie
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Your wedding day is supposed to be a milestone in your life and one spent with family and friends. Due to the care, quality, and professionalism of Odessa and her staff at Oventz, our wedding day was everything we imagined it to be! A garden rooftop New York City wedding with a reception in a loft. Most importantly, an unforgettable day with family and friends. From our initial meeting to plan the event together, to our walk through and constant communication via phone and email prior to the wedding day, to the big day itself, Odessa's innovative ideas, professional services, and genuine interest and care made our wedding one day that my husband and I will always remember. Thank you, Odessa and Oventz for making our wedding truly remarkable!!
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Your wedding day is supposed to be a milestone in your life and one spent with family and friends. Due to the care, quality, and professionalism of Odessa and her staff at Oventz, our wedding day was everything we imagined it to be! A garden rooftop New York City wedding with a reception in a loft. Most importantly, an unforgettable day with family and friends. From our initial meeting to plan the event together, to our walk through and constant communication via phone and email prior to the wedding day, to the big day itself, Odessa's innovative ideas, professional services, and genuine interest and care made our wedding one day that my husband and I will always remember. Thank you, Odessa and Oventz for making our wedding truly remarkable!! Read less
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Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

It was a true pleasure Katie and Nick!!! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It means a lot to us.

The Oventz Team
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted to save money by doing the whole wedding ourselves, planning, decor, hiring, invitations... everything. After planning a good 3/4s of the event we realized that it would be impossible. We both work long hours during the week, leaving only the weekends for planning and that was just not enough time to tend to each detail. A wedding planner was a must!

We hit the jack pot by finding Odessa, the president of Oventz. Our caterer had recommended her to us after showing signs of being mega-stressed. I checked out the Oventz website to get a better understanding of the services they offered as well as some kind of price range we should expect to spend. The website was very pretty, clean, informative and even listed prices with each packaged offered! I was able to meet each planner and read about their backgrounds which made me comfortable and confident in them. I wasted no time in emailing them to set up a meeting.

A week or so later, we met with Odessa at a Starbucks in our neighborhood. Having her come to us was so wonderful as we had been running around the city to all sorts of various vendors. We discussed an overwhelming about of things; invitations, lighting, favors, seating, music, food, scheduling, flowers… the list goes on. We instantly clicked with Odessa and by the time our meeting was over I KNEW that I needed Oventz to help us and I was 100% confident in Odessa and her team! I felt at ease and excited!

Oventz offers many different packages. We went for the "Classic Package", which consisted of the following services-
-Unlimited consolations (email)
I am the kind of person that asks a million questions. Odessa responded to each email in a very timely fashion. This is so important when planning a wedding! I would email her about needing something (like a cupcake stand) and in hours would get a response with links and images of what I wanted! NOW THAT IS SERVICE!
-Etiquette advice
We needed some advice on how to be polite when not inviting certain family members. Odessa provided us with the perfect solution.
-Creative decor/theme design
Odessa immediately understood our vision from looking through our inspiration book of tears from magazines. She brought so many amazing ideas to the table.
-Vendor referrals
This was one of the major selling points to this package. Oventz has a long list of vendors that they trust and work well with. Having access to a list like this was huge! We ended up utilizing this to the fullest hiring a florist and printers for our invitations.
-Venue referrals
We had already picked our venue prior.
-Creating of wedding day schedule
This was the main reason why we hired Oventz. Planning out the details of a wedding is one thing, but having an organized schedule of the actual big day is something else. We had no idea where to begin! Luckily, Odessa is THE most organized person I have ever met. We left the entire scheduling up to her. It was flawless! So perfect!
-Day of site wall though with vendors
This was extremely helpful. Our ceremony and reception was held in the same space so we needed a good solution on set up and the switch over between the two parts of the event.
-Rehearsal direction
We had our rehearsal in central park. It was quick and easy.
Full day coordination-
Odessa, along with Danielle coordinated the entire day. They arrived at the venue a few ours prior to set up flowers, candles, photos, tables etc. On a side note- Danielle Moore is the owner of D for Decor, a company specializing in all aspects of decoration. We hired this service through Oventz saving us time and money.
The two of them coached us, the wedding party and the other vendors throughout the day, making sure everyone stuck to the schedule and had fun. It was perfect! Also, Odessa was kind enough to pick up our order of cupcakes for us and bring them to the venue!

I couldn't imagine how our wedding day would have gone without Odessa or Danielle. We are truly grateful to the Oventz crew for not only making the most important day of our lives beyond amazing, but keeping us calm and able to enjoy ourselves!

Stressed out over planning a big event? HIRE OVENTZ! You will be so happy that you did! They are honest and hardworking to insure that you have an unforgettable day.
My husband and I wanted to save money by doing the whole wedding ourselves, planning, decor, hiring, invitations... Read more...
My husband and I wanted to save money by doing the whole wedding ourselves, planning, decor, hiring, invitations... everything. After planning a good 3/4s of the event we realized that it would be impossible. We both work long hours during the week, leaving only the weekends for planning and that was just not enough time to tend to each detail. A wedding planner was a must!

We hit the jack pot by finding Odessa, the president of Oventz. Our caterer had recommended her to us after showing signs of being mega-stressed. I checked out the Oventz website to get a better understanding of the services they offered as well as some kind of price range we should expect to spend. The website was very pretty, clean, informative and even listed prices with each packaged offered! I was able to meet each planner and read about their backgrounds which made me comfortable and confident in them. I wasted no time in emailing them to set up a meeting.

A week or so later, we met with Odessa at a Starbucks in our neighborhood. Having her come to us was so wonderful as we had been running around the city to all sorts of various vendors. We discussed an overwhelming about of things; invitations, lighting, favors, seating, music, food, scheduling, flowers… the list goes on. We instantly clicked with Odessa and by the time our meeting was over I KNEW that I needed Oventz to help us and I was 100% confident in Odessa and her team! I felt at ease and excited!

Oventz offers many different packages. We went for the "Classic Package", which consisted of the following services-
-Unlimited consolations (email)
I am the kind of person that asks a million questions. Odessa responded to each email in a very timely fashion. This is so important when planning a wedding! I would email her about needing something (like a cupcake stand) and in hours would get a response with links and images of what I wanted! NOW THAT IS SERVICE!
-Etiquette advice
We needed some advice on how to be polite when not inviting certain family members. Odessa provided us with the perfect solution.
-Creative decor/theme design
Odessa immediately understood our vision from looking through our inspiration book of tears from magazines. She brought so many amazing ideas to the table.
-Vendor referrals
This was one of the major selling points to this package. Oventz has a long list of vendors that they trust and work well with. Having access to a list like this was huge! We ended up utilizing this to the fullest hiring a florist and printers for our invitations.
-Venue referrals
We had already picked our venue prior.
-Creating of wedding day schedule
This was the main reason why we hired Oventz. Planning out the details of a wedding is one thing, but having an organized schedule of the actual big day is something else. We had no idea where to begin! Luckily, Odessa is THE most organized person I have ever met. We left the entire scheduling up to her. It was flawless! So perfect!
-Day of site wall though with vendors
This was extremely helpful. Our ceremony and reception was held in the same space so we needed a good solution on set up and the switch over between the two parts of the event.
-Rehearsal direction
We had our rehearsal in central park. It was quick and easy.
Full day coordination-
Odessa, along with Danielle coordinated the entire day. They arrived at the venue a few ours prior to set up flowers, candles, photos, tables etc. On a side note- Danielle Moore is the owner of D for Decor, a company specializing in all aspects of decoration. We hired this service through Oventz saving us time and money.
The two of them coached us, the wedding party and the other vendors throughout the day, making sure everyone stuck to the schedule and had fun. It was perfect! Also, Odessa was kind enough to pick up our order of cupcakes for us and bring them to the venue!

I couldn't imagine how our wedding day would have gone without Odessa or Danielle. We are truly grateful to the Oventz crew for not only making the most important day of our lives beyond amazing, but keeping us calm and able to enjoy ourselves!

Stressed out over planning a big event? HIRE OVENTZ! You will be so happy that you did! They are honest and hardworking to insure that you have an unforgettable day. Read less
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Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

When one of our clients takes the time to write such a detailed review about our services, it lets us know how apprecaited we are! Yet, we want you to know how apprecitated you are! Without amazing clients like you planning would just be a job, not a passion!
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Christine
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Odessa planned my may 2012 wedding and she was literally the only reason wedding planning was a happy journey for us. Aside from her great can do attitude, willingness to bend over backwards and do whatever it takes, and her connections in the wedding industry she is an amazing energy to have around during wedding planning.

As a type a control freak, I had a hard time letting go but Odessa knew exactly how to deal with me and bring me back down. She was exactly the ying to my yang and just her voice helped me get through everything. Inevitably problems will arise during wedding planning, but she smoothed everything over and saw every single detail through even one month after my wedding. Ourwedding was beautiful, we wanted a chic and classic wedding but non traditional. Odessa found us an amazi hamptons house and transforme the backyard into an elegant affair. She really knows how to maximize a brides budget and you get the most bang for your buck with Odessa.

I cannot recommend her enough, every couple should have her around you will only have happy wedding planning and wedding night memories.

Here are my top 3 reasons to use her.
1. Persistent. I had 3 make up trials 3 hair trials and 100 venue trips (well it seemed that way). I was no doubt extremely picky, indecisive, and had a specific vision in mind. She never stopped until I was happy.
2. Budget conscious. I swear sometimes I though Odessa thought she was paying for my wedding. She watched our money and how it was spent and maximized every dollar. She is not a wedding planner that just tries to spend your money.
3. Work horse. Odessa probably worked 23 hours the day of my wedding and even the next day. She puts in her heart and soul, what more can a couple ask for than someone who has your happiness at mind and will try to make your life easier? she even called the fire chief so we could light lanterns in the beach.

I often find myself missing her emails and daily chats about life... She is indeed wor her weight in gold.

My wedding photos speak for itself. An intimate tented hamptons affair...
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Odessa planned my may 2012 wedding and she was literally the only reason wedding planning was a happy journey for us. Aside from her great can do attitude, willingness to bend over backwards and do whatever it takes, and her connections in the wedding industry she is an amazing energy to have around during wedding planning.

As a type a control freak, I had a hard time letting go but Odessa knew exactly how to deal with me and bring me back down. She was exactly the ying to my yang and just her voice helped me get through everything. Inevitably problems will arise during wedding planning, but she smoothed everything over and saw every single detail through even one month after my wedding. Ourwedding was beautiful, we wanted a chic and classic wedding but non traditional. Odessa found us an amazi hamptons house and transforme the backyard into an elegant affair. She really knows how to maximize a brides budget and you get the most bang for your buck with Odessa.

I cannot recommend her enough, every couple should have her around you will only have happy wedding planning and wedding night memories.

Here are my top 3 reasons to use her.
1. Persistent. I had 3 make up trials 3 hair trials and 100 venue trips (well it seemed that way). I was no doubt extremely picky, indecisive, and had a specific vision in mind. She never stopped until I was happy.
2. Budget conscious. I swear sometimes I though Odessa thought she was paying for my wedding. She watched our money and how it was spent and maximized every dollar. She is not a wedding planner that just tries to spend your money.
3. Work horse. Odessa probably worked 23 hours the day of my wedding and even the next day. She puts in her heart and soul, what more can a couple ask for than someone who has your happiness at mind and will try to make your life easier? she even called the fire chief so we could light lanterns in the beach.

I often find myself missing her emails and daily chats about life... She is indeed wor her weight in gold.

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Oventz Event Planning responded with the following comments:

This review touched my heart, because I know all the obstacles you faced in making this day spectacular. You both were worth every single moment in creating your breathtaking affair. You're right that the pictures speak for themselves! Thanks for choosing us, and for sharing your experience!
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Camille
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Odessa to create my invitations, seating chart and table names! She was such a pleasure to work with, even when the colors weren't exactly what I wanted, she put in a lot of extra effort to get them right. We received so many compliments and was more than happy with the final results! Thank you so much for everything!!
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I worked with Odessa to create my invitations, seating chart and table names! She was such a pleasure to work with, even when the colors weren't exactly what I wanted, she put in a lot of extra effort to get them right. We received so many compliments and was more than happy with the final results! Thank you so much for everything!! Read less
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Cher
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding could not have been the success that it was without Oventz. Odessa and Arlene provided Day of Coordination services for us and they worked so hard in ensuring that our event ran smoothly. Odessa even went above and beyond when she met with me prior to the wedding to gain an understanding of my wedding vision and in keeping me organized. Our wedding reception took place in the backyard of a rental property in the Hamptons and involved multiple vendors (shuttle services, portable restroom trailer, tent company, chairs and table rental company, caterer, band & DJ, and the list goes on). Additionally, my husband and I worked on so many little details to make the house feel cozy and with a personal touch, including picture frames to decorate around the house, personalized menus, and notes, etc. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed with everything as the wedding day approached and Odessa made me feel calm and collected, reassuring me that she would be able to handle everything. She remained patient with me and spent hours just hashing out the details. She was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would be more than happy to recommend Oventz to anyone planning a wedding.
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Our wedding could not have been the success that it was without Oventz. Odessa and Arlene provided Day of Coordination services for us and they worked so hard in ensuring that our event ran smoothly. Odessa even went above and beyond when she met with me prior to the wedding to gain an understanding of my wedding vision and in keeping me organized. Our wedding reception took place in the backyard of a rental property in the Hamptons and involved multiple vendors (shuttle services, portable restroom trailer, tent company, chairs and table rental company, caterer, band & DJ, and the list goes on). Additionally, my husband and I worked on so many little details to make the house feel cozy and with a personal touch, including picture frames to decorate around the house, personalized menus, and notes, etc. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed with everything as the wedding day approached and Odessa made me feel calm and collected, reassuring me that she would be able to handle everything. She remained patient with me and spent hours just hashing out the details. She was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would be more than happy to recommend Oventz to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I must say that half way through my weddin reception, i wanted to fire Odessa and Danielle..Just so they could PARTY with us and enjoy my wedding as much as my husband and I were.....From the time of announcing our engagement we knew tbat Oventz would be handlung everything. Oventz gets to know the couple or whomever the client is and looks out for their best interest. I absolutely love them and am very thankful for all their help.People are still talkin bout our wedding.I am very pleased and because of the outcome, i might do a renewal in a couple of years sooooo Oventz get ready to plan!!!!!!!!
I must say that half way through my weddin reception, i wanted to fire Odessa and Danielle..Just so they could PARTY with Read more...
I must say that half way through my weddin reception, i wanted to fire Odessa and Danielle..Just so they could PARTY with us and enjoy my wedding as much as my husband and I were.....From the time of announcing our engagement we knew tbat Oventz would be handlung everything. Oventz gets to know the couple or whomever the client is and looks out for their best interest. I absolutely love them and am very thankful for all their help.People are still talkin bout our wedding.I am very pleased and because of the outcome, i might do a renewal in a couple of years sooooo Oventz get ready to plan!!!!!!!! Read less
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DCM
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
After getting engaged in 2008, we spent over a year trying to plan our perfect day. The more time we spend planning our wedding, the more frustrated and confused we were. In May 2010, a family member recommended we meet a wedding planner to see what they had to offer. Due to our busy schedules for this wedding planning, I decided to give it a try. When I met the staff of Oventz, we clicked right away. They seemed to have all the right people, right chemistry, and of course, the right answers. The biggest challenge was to convince my husband to hire a planner for our wedding. After meeting them and seeing how flexible they were with our budget, my husband was convinced that this was the path to go. Our wedding day and planning exceeded our expectations in every way. Oventz did a fantastic job in preparing every little detail for this day to be magical. After this experience, I strongly recommend every bride to hire a wedding planner! It simplified this big day in many ways. As a matter of fact, we think that the wedding would have been more expensive without the expertise and negotiating power that Oventz has.
DCM 11/26/10
After getting engaged in 2008, we spent over a year trying to plan our perfect day. The more time we spend planning our Read more...
After getting engaged in 2008, we spent over a year trying to plan our perfect day. The more time we spend planning our wedding, the more frustrated and confused we were. In May 2010, a family member recommended we meet a wedding planner to see what they had to offer. Due to our busy schedules for this wedding planning, I decided to give it a try. When I met the staff of Oventz, we clicked right away. They seemed to have all the right people, right chemistry, and of course, the right answers. The biggest challenge was to convince my husband to hire a planner for our wedding. After meeting them and seeing how flexible they were with our budget, my husband was convinced that this was the path to go. Our wedding day and planning exceeded our expectations in every way. Oventz did a fantastic job in preparing every little detail for this day to be magical. After this experience, I strongly recommend every bride to hire a wedding planner! It simplified this big day in many ways. As a matter of fact, we think that the wedding would have been more expensive without the expertise and negotiating power that Oventz has.
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James
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Oventz International is a great event planning business. They are professional and work well with all types of budgets. They provided my wife and I with excellent service and referrals for our wedding without being pushy about who to select. Also they were the planners, they took our vision and made it happen. They did not try to impose their vision or thoughts on us. We got two planners and that was great because we were able to get double the production at half the cost. Odessa Hamilton and Danielle Moore are great people to work with. We also had the pleasure of working with Jeimmy Martinez, which was a delight. We would recommend this company to anybody.
Oventz International is a great event planning business. They are professional and work well with all types of budgets. Read more...
Oventz International is a great event planning business. They are professional and work well with all types of budgets. They provided my wife and I with excellent service and referrals for our wedding without being pushy about who to select. Also they were the planners, they took our vision and made it happen. They did not try to impose their vision or thoughts on us. We got two planners and that was great because we were able to get double the production at half the cost. Odessa Hamilton and Danielle Moore are great people to work with. We also had the pleasure of working with Jeimmy Martinez, which was a delight. We would recommend this company to anybody. Read less
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Mrs.Clarke if u nasty
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!!!!!! Oventz planned my sisters wedding in Nov.2009 and it was flawless...my sister had no problems and if anything went wrong,she definitely didn't know....so it was a given when I got engaged to the love of my life I called Odessa and Danielle!! I mean they are the best.. I'm very indecisive and they look out for my best interest. They are worth wayyyyy more than they charge....just priceless!!!!besides charming face and wonderful attitudes they work extremely hard and make sure you get the best. And they help you save money, I have saved money in every aspect so far... They make sure they get you the best price possible.. They made my sisters wedding look like a million dollars and I know they will do the same for me.... I mean a friend of my sisters thought she paid 30,000 and up but little did she know that was not the case. They are very professional but at the same time very down to earth. I LOVE OVENTZ!!!!!!! Thank you guys for being dedicated
AMAZING!!!!!!!! Oventz planned my sisters wedding in Nov.2009 and it was flawless...my sister had no problems and if Read more...
AMAZING!!!!!!!! Oventz planned my sisters wedding in Nov.2009 and it was flawless...my sister had no problems and if anything went wrong,she definitely didn't know....so it was a given when I got engaged to the love of my life I called Odessa and Danielle!! I mean they are the best.. I'm very indecisive and they look out for my best interest. They are worth wayyyyy more than they charge....just priceless!!!!besides charming face and wonderful attitudes they work extremely hard and make sure you get the best. And they help you save money, I have saved money in every aspect so far... They make sure they get you the best price possible.. They made my sisters wedding look like a million dollars and I know they will do the same for me.... I mean a friend of my sisters thought she paid 30,000 and up but little did she know that was not the case. They are very professional but at the same time very down to earth. I LOVE OVENTZ!!!!!!! Thank you guys for being dedicated Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Choosing Oventz was the best decision my husband and I ever made. They were very professional but most of all very caring. They were on top of everything. I LOVE Oventz. I would recommend them to anyone who's getting married. They are totally worth it. They go above and beyond to make sure your day is what you always dreamed it to be. OVENTZ is the best.
Choosing Oventz was the best decision my husband and I ever made. They were very professional but most of all very caring. Read more...
Choosing Oventz was the best decision my husband and I ever made. They were very professional but most of all very caring. They were on top of everything. I LOVE Oventz. I would recommend them to anyone who's getting married. They are totally worth it. They go above and beyond to make sure your day is what you always dreamed it to be. OVENTZ is the best. Read less
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Cecilia
Wedding:
9/20/2013
4.9/5.0
I first met Odessa Hamilton at a Bridal Expo earlier this year. We connected immediately. Her passion for details, compassion for the Bride (and Groom) and her incredible giving nature made her a sheer delight to work with.

Odessa catered to our every need from the very first meeting - through our wedding and attentive follow-up in the days after the big day. Every detail: our Save the Date, the invitations, the florists, the venue, other vendor coordination were handled as if she were planning her own wedding.

While I know she was working on other weddings during our time together, I was never made to feel like me or my wedding were not of the utmost importance. She remained dedicated and committed throughout the process.

By the day of the wedding, my husband and I felt like Odessa was a member of our family. Several family and friends commented on what a delight she was.

I consider myself a planner, I am usually the detailed person making sure things run smoothly. Odessa allowed me to "be the Bride" and enjoy my day, knowing that she would have it all under control.

I can't imagine our day without Odessa. She was such a blessing to us.
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I first met Odessa Hamilton at a Bridal Expo earlier this year. We connected immediately. Her passion for details, compassion for the Bride (and Groom) and her incredible giving nature made her a sheer delight to work with.

Odessa catered to our every need from the very first meeting - through our wedding and attentive follow-up in the days after the big day. Every detail: our Save the Date, the invitations, the florists, the venue, other vendor coordination were handled as if she were planning her own wedding.

While I know she was working on other weddings during our time together, I was never made to feel like me or my wedding were not of the utmost importance. She remained dedicated and committed throughout the process.

By the day of the wedding, my husband and I felt like Odessa was a member of our family. Several family and friends commented on what a delight she was.

I consider myself a planner, I am usually the detailed person making sure things run smoothly. Odessa allowed me to "be the Bride" and enjoy my day, knowing that she would have it all under control.

I can't imagine our day without Odessa. She was such a blessing to us. Read less
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cclam
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
I hired Oventz late in the game -- after a friend suggested I NEEDED a wedding planner -- and I was knee deep in my wedding plans. I didn't want to be a high maintenance bride and wanted to save money, but am very glad I went with the suggestion to get a wedding planner. I am only sorry I didn't get Oventz involved sooner.

Odessa, the proprietor, stepped in and was immediately helpful. I always appreciated how super responsive she was and I often felt like I was her only client because she made me feel like a VIP. I also really liked that she knew when to step in and when to butt out. Her professionalism at all times was a breathe of fresh air.

Ultimately Oventz International Wedding Planners made my day beautiful and I will always be grateful. I recommend them without hesitation.
I hired Oventz late in the game -- after a friend suggested I NEEDED a wedding planner -- and I was knee deep in my Read more...
I hired Oventz late in the game -- after a friend suggested I NEEDED a wedding planner -- and I was knee deep in my wedding plans. I didn't want to be a high maintenance bride and wanted to save money, but am very glad I went with the suggestion to get a wedding planner. I am only sorry I didn't get Oventz involved sooner.

Odessa, the proprietor, stepped in and was immediately helpful. I always appreciated how super responsive she was and I often felt like I was her only client because she made me feel like a VIP. I also really liked that she knew when to step in and when to butt out. Her professionalism at all times was a breathe of fresh air.

Ultimately Oventz International Wedding Planners made my day beautiful and I will always be grateful. I recommend them without hesitation. Read less
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connie
Wedding:
3/14/2010
4.9/5.0
I had my winter wedding in March 2010. All of my friends had already had big weddings and planned it on their own, but I was the only one who felt like I should hire a professional for day of wedding coordination. I planned my wedding in 6 months and felt a bit overwhelmed with all the vendors and small details. In the final month leading up to the big day, i felt like i didn't have reliable friends to help me. I am glad I found Oventz. I interviewed about 4 planners within my price range (I had a small budget-under $1000). We had a game of phone tag for 3 days and that's why I put 4.5 on responsiveness but it was not a big deal. When I talked to other planners based out of Long Island and Manhattan they were a bit pushy as to how they believed my day should be. I also still had some small loose ends that I wanted to figure out- I wanted a petal throw at the church and flowers to decorate my wedding cake. Danielle was very resourceful with flowers- she took care of the whole thing with little monogrammed favor baskets to give out to the guests. The priest at first would not let me have a petal throw but Odessa promised to sweep up all the petals up after the throw and assure the church it wouldn't be a mess. When I called another planner, she only told me that I should go to 7-eleven and get their cheap roses and pull the petals off myself and then let guests grab a bunch out of a bucket---not what I wanted to be doing the day before my wedding!! Also my cake was decorated by Danielle for a 1/4 the price my florist would have done it for.

I also wanted to incorporate a chinese tea ceremony but didn't have a tea set and the catering hall didn't have one that wasn't ugly. Odessa lent me her own tea set and saved me from having to buy one.
On the day of there was a torrential rainstorm. My dress was quite wet. They cleaned some stains, blow dried and steamed it at the church before the ceremony.

They took care of lots of small things on the day of to help me maximize mine and my DH's enjoyment. The best thing was that they helped talk to my wedding crazed mother who was driving me nuts ( but I love her:) They stepped up the week of the wedding and took care of contacting all the vendors and paying them. They came to my final payment with the catering hall just to learn the details of the reception first hand. It just gave me peace of mind that they would know everything that was going on and so that I wouldn't have to be the "go-to person" at my own wedding (Seriously--EVERY bride gets attention deficit disorder on their wedding day and you don't want to be worrying about little details)
The one thing I would have changed would be to have told them to be more outspoken in herding the cattle of my huge chinese family whom all 75 of them wanted to take portraits with me. It was a bit of a chaotic scene and even my photographer was starting to freak out. One other thing that I still hear about now was that one of my flower girls was late for the ceremony and couldn't walk down the aisle. My ceremony happened exactly on time if not early (very unusual). The processional had already started when I noticed that my flower girl wasn't there but for whatever reason (the priest, the church schedule) no one waited. I really didn't mind and just wanted to get married and not wait for a late flower girl...but till this day I still get complaints from that family that no one waited for them. So basically if that problem could have been avoided then it would have been a perfect day. But every wedding day has hitches and I understand that and do not blame Oventz at all. The flower girl was late...not them!
They helped with lots of other stupid annoyances like my pregnant MOH losing her bag and they took my husband's phone and made a zillion phone calls to track it down. It's all these stupid things you want help with on the day of. And that's why you should hire them - because out of my 7 friends that have all had big weddings--they all asked me how I managed to have so much fun and just let loose on my big day-- It's truly because I had such great help from this company and from their creativity and dedication...Thanks OVENTZ!!
I had my winter wedding in March 2010. All of my friends had already had big weddings and planned it on their own, but I Read more...
I had my winter wedding in March 2010. All of my friends had already had big weddings and planned it on their own, but I was the only one who felt like I should hire a professional for day of wedding coordination. I planned my wedding in 6 months and felt a bit overwhelmed with all the vendors and small details. In the final month leading up to the big day, i felt like i didn't have reliable friends to help me. I am glad I found Oventz. I interviewed about 4 planners within my price range (I had a small budget-under $1000). We had a game of phone tag for 3 days and that's why I put 4.5 on responsiveness but it was not a big deal. When I talked to other planners based out of Long Island and Manhattan they were a bit pushy as to how they believed my day should be. I also still had some small loose ends that I wanted to figure out- I wanted a petal throw at the church and flowers to decorate my wedding cake. Danielle was very resourceful with flowers- she took care of the whole thing with little monogrammed favor baskets to give out to the guests. The priest at first would not let me have a petal throw but Odessa promised to sweep up all the petals up after the throw and assure the church it wouldn't be a mess. When I called another planner, she only told me that I should go to 7-eleven and get their cheap roses and pull the petals off myself and then let guests grab a bunch out of a bucket---not what I wanted to be doing the day before my wedding!! Also my cake was decorated by Danielle for a 1/4 the price my florist would have done it for.

I also wanted to incorporate a chinese tea ceremony but didn't have a tea set and the catering hall didn't have one that wasn't ugly. Odessa lent me her own tea set and saved me from having to buy one.
On the day of there was a torrential rainstorm. My dress was quite wet. They cleaned some stains, blow dried and steamed it at the church before the ceremony.

They took care of lots of small things on the day of to help me maximize mine and my DH's enjoyment. The best thing was that they helped talk to my wedding crazed mother who was driving me nuts ( but I love her:) They stepped up the week of the wedding and took care of contacting all the vendors and paying them. They came to my final payment with the catering hall just to learn the details of the reception first hand. It just gave me peace of mind that they would know everything that was going on and so that I wouldn't have to be the "go-to person" at my own wedding (Seriously--EVERY bride gets attention deficit disorder on their wedding day and you don't want to be worrying about little details)
The one thing I would have changed would be to have told them to be more outspoken in herding the cattle of my huge chinese family whom all 75 of them wanted to take portraits with me. It was a bit of a chaotic scene and even my photographer was starting to freak out. One other thing that I still hear about now was that one of my flower girls was late for the ceremony and couldn't walk down the aisle. My ceremony happened exactly on time if not early (very unusual). The processional had already started when I noticed that my flower girl wasn't there but for whatever reason (the priest, the church schedule) no one waited. I really didn't mind and just wanted to get married and not wait for a late flower girl...but till this day I still get complaints from that family that no one waited for them. So basically if that problem could have been avoided then it would have been a perfect day. But every wedding day has hitches and I understand that and do not blame Oventz at all. The flower girl was late...not them!
They helped with lots of other stupid annoyances like my pregnant MOH losing her bag and they took my husband's phone and made a zillion phone calls to track it down. It's all these stupid things you want help with on the day of. And that's why you should hire them - because out of my 7 friends that have all had big weddings--they all asked me how I managed to have so much fun and just let loose on my big day-- It's truly because I had such great help from this company and from their creativity and dedication...Thanks OVENTZ!! Read less
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RainyBride611
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
Danielle and Odessa were incredible as day of coordinators! They went above and beyond the call of duty! It poured rain for our outdoor reception and they made sure everything went smooth as possible. Dont know what we would have done without them!
Danielle and Odessa were incredible as day of coordinators! They went above and beyond the call of duty! It poured rain Read more...
Danielle and Odessa were incredible as day of coordinators! They went above and beyond the call of duty! It poured rain for our outdoor reception and they made sure everything went smooth as possible. Dont know what we would have done without them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Odessa of Oventz Planning was very helpful throughout the planning process and promptly responded to emails, particularly as I was based abroad during the preparation.

She provided hands on assistance to my wife and I appreciate the work she provided, including on the wedding day itself. Thank you
Odessa of Oventz Planning was very helpful throughout the planning process and promptly responded to emails, particularly Read more...
Odessa of Oventz Planning was very helpful throughout the planning process and promptly responded to emails, particularly as I was based abroad during the preparation.

She provided hands on assistance to my wife and I appreciate the work she provided, including on the wedding day itself. Thank you Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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