A Signature Wedding
On a recommendation I contacted A Signature Wedding. I wanted to take a moment to share what an incredible experience I had working with Monique at A Signature Wedding. I contacted Monique in early November and asked her to help me with my wedding that I was trying to pull off on January 13. With barely two months of time to prepare, A Signature Wedding truly created the wedding of my dreams! I have family and friends saying it was one of the most unique, beautiful and personal weddings they have ever been to. I consider myself a pretty creative person with alot of ideas, but that was taking me in many directions and Monique was excellent at really listening to all my thoughts and crystallizing that vision into the perfect venue.This girl is super creative and polished.
We wanted to honor the mission trips that we take to Rwanda, Africa so we designed the whole sweets table with fabrics, bowls, pictures and artifacts that my husband and I have brought back from mission trips and in the center was a wood carving of a woman carrying water...that is the mission work that we do..it was so personal and so incredible. She also suggested bringing some other personal items from home that really created an ambiance of intimacy that suggested it could be nobody elses wedding but ours. And she just smiled when we told her that our bulldog Mylo would be our ringbearer, she helped facillitate a dog friendly venue and he looked pretty spectacular in his tuxedo:) Monique also has such a great network of vendors that worked within our budget as well. I would never have found these vendors without Monique...There was not a detail left undone. Thank You so much Monique for your amazing oraganizaional skills, your ability to keep a bride on task, your calming personality and can-do attitude. You know we could NEVER have done this without you and we look forward to having you help us plan future events...you know what I am talking about!!:):)
Monique Atwell of A Signature Wedding was absolutely amazing to work with on our daughter's wedding.
As the father of the bride, I am so appreciative her responsiveness, flexibility, and the patience she always displayed. Most important is the stress she relieved from my wife and daughter during the months of planning.
If you are looking for someone who is on her game, professional, and focused to make your wedding "A Sifgnature Weddng, Monique is for you!
My husband & I were celebrating our 25th anniversary/50th birthdays, and Monique was absolutely fabulous at making our vision come true. Our party was amazing; from the renewal of our vows, to our poolside cocktail social and then our dinner party. She did it all and made our night a success. Than you Monique!
AMAZING, OUTSTANDING and FABULOUS are only a few words that I can use to describe Monique Atwell. I had the pleasure of working with Monique throughout my entire wedding planning process and she was truly amazing. If I shared an idea with her she was able to take the idea a create something that I would've never imagined. Monique is extremely creative and has a great ability of incorporating the personalities of the bride and groom to really make it their signature event. Monique is extrememly patient, organized and responds in a timely manner (something every bride needs). Monique truly made our wedding day stress free, fun to plan and perfect! I would highly recommend her to any bride and groom.
One of the best wedding-planning decisions we made was to book Monique Atwell from A Signature Wedding!
I was relaxed and enjoyed my wedding day to the fullest knowing that everything would run smoothly because of her efforts. Others might say that I'm usually a bit of a control freak, but felt that I could completely trust Monique of A Signature Wedding to take care of everything!
My fiance and I interviewed several coordinators prior to deciding on one, and we were most impressed by Monique. We went with her month-of wedding coordination services because we had already done a lot of the planning. We mostly needed assistance with selection of a few additional vendors and tying it all together to ensure that our special day ran seamlessly (which it did, even with several hundred guests)!
Most remarkable were her organizational skills, attention to detail (even more than me), professionalism, and positive attitude.
She really listened to what we wanted and did not try to push us into any decisions. She regularly provided us with an updated wedding-day timeline and to-do list to help us to stay on track.
She also provided many useful vendor suggestions.
For example, we requested her assistance in selecting an alcohol vendor to deliver alcohol to our event. She researched multiple vendors and provided us with a bulleted list comparing the details of what each vendor offered, as well as a spreadsheet with price comparisons. It made that portion of the planning so much less stressful.
Another very helpful thing that Monique did was provide an end-of the wedding night checklist detailing where all of our wedding items had been put at the end of the night (ie guest book, flowers, left over food, cake topper, gifts, cards). This way, there was no wondering later on.
Throughout the process, Monique was caring and kind, and she worked well with all vendors. I received multiple compliments from my other vendors on how easy she was to work with.
In short, our wedding day would not have been the same without Monique Atwel! She is beyond wonderful to work with, and I would highly recommend her team for...
Monique Atwell and A Signature Wedding were an absolute pleasure to work with for my wedding and reception at The Trump Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Monique and her staff made my most special day not only memorable, but also very very special. Monique attention to detail, organization and personality just made what could have been a very stressful time, stress free.'
I highly recommend utilizing A Signature Wedding to plan and assist with your wedding day as she will work with vendors and ensure that they execute upon the services detailed within the contracts.
Monique is simply first class and she is the Best!!!!
Hiring Monique was the single best decision we made during the course of our wedding planning. When we met with Monique, she had a checklist of questions for us to get to know our style and our vision. Her attention to detail even at our initial interview with her was impressive. Immediately after that meeting, she even sent us a link to a blog entry she had written a couple of months earlier detailing the options of designing a wedding in the same color scheme that we had told her that we were considering. After meeting with a few others, we decided there was no comparison and also that hiring her for just day-of was a waste of her talent. We knew we could use her expertise throughout the process!
Monique had ideas for everything. With her at the helm, you could do something as simple or as complex as you wanted, in just about any style, and she would take care of all of it. She put us in touch with phenomenal vendors, including our DJ, wedding dress store, and hair/makeup stylists.
She definitely knows how to work within a budget and can suggest a budget if you don’t already have one together. She knows where extra money should be spent and what you can do on the cheap but still have it look great.
On the day of, you couldn’t ask for more professionalism. She had 2 assistants with earbuds so that they could communicate. They organized everything from start to finish and at the end of the night, her team packed up my parents cars, passed out the tip envelopes and made sure everything was simply perfect so my family could have a great time and so that my husband and I could be worry free.
If you want fantastic design ideas, great (and RELIABLE) vendors, organization, and a care-free wedding day, Monique at A Signature Wedding will give you all of that and then some.
THANK YOU, MONIQUE! We were so blessed to have you plan our wedding and seriously couldn’t have done it without you.
As a wedding hairs stylist I am around weddings all the time I wasn't sure that I would need a wedding planner. Boy was I wrong! For those of you who are debating even hiring one in the first place, let me reassure you that this is one the most important investments you will make in order for your wedding to run smoothly and exactly how you invisoned it!
I would recommend Monique to every friend & client getting married! Monique was able to negotiate a great deal on my venue, linens, and much more through her experience and expertise! Her and her team made sure that my wedding day was flawless! Monique does an excellent job of communicating with all your vendors, creating a detailed timeline, and taking the stress out of your wedding day, so you and your family can truly enjoy every moment! I promise you will be thrilled you hired Monique to help plan your wedding, as she will make sure your special day is unforgettable!
Monique from A Signature Wedding was the best gift my husband and I could have given ourselves on our wedding. She always went above and beyond of what was expected. All of the vendors that she recommended were very professional and reasonably priced. All of Monique's recommendations were the best! She really understood our vision to our wedding and she made it even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She was there for anything that we needed help with and she felt more like a friend helping me plan our wedding because of her enthusiasm and excitement for every aspect of the wedding planning. Planning a wedding becomes very stressful but Monique extremely detailed, organized, and educated about the industry so I always felt excited and relaxed that everything was going to be okay.
The day of the wedding, I was so calm and relaxed because I knew and trusted Monique had everything taken care of at the reception hall and I had nothing to worry about. Monique and her assistants were very professional and had every little detail in place and perfect. Countless guests continue to tell us that they have never been to such a beautiful wedding and that it is the wedding of the year. This is due to all of Monique’s time, energy and hard work she spent with me planning the most special day of our lives. I would recommend her to everyone I know. We had our dream “Signature Wedding” and it was due to Monique's hard work.
Monique Atwell from ASignatureWedding made our dream day so perfect. It was such a blessing to have had her as our coordinator. With the help of her very organized team, our wedding day went off without a hitch and everything moved along seamlessly. We had such a wonderful time, we wish we could do it all over again. From the day we first met her, until the end of the reception, her planning, organizational skills, her attention to detail and her professionalism were absolutely amazing. She really understood our vision for our big day and executed it even better than we could have ever imagined. Our day would not have been the same without the thought, caring, time and energy put in by her and we are forever grateful to have had the chance to work with her. Even after many weeks later, guests were still talking about the wedding being the wedding of the year! Monique is an absolute dream to work with and we definitely cannot recommend her enough!
We hired A Signature Wedding a few months before our wedding,( as our month-of-coordinator), and she stepped in and help us with things that we were struggling with months before the wedding!! Monique is extremely organized and professional.
We haven't even gotten married yet (this week) and Monique has impressed me so much, that I had to write this review now!
A series of the perfect storm of not so good events kept happening leading up to the wedding (with work, family, and vendors etc...). What could have turned out to be a complete nightmare has turned out well and under control. I credit Monique. She is very calming problem solver! A great combination for a stressed-out bride!
She sensed the added stress that we were under the last two weeks and took on projects that weren't in her scope of work to ease our stress. This was so helpful and I am truly grateful to her!
To all brides out there: a day-of -coordinator is well worth the money, period. For all Monique did for us, my fiancée and I feel she deserved more than what she charged.
In addition to that, she will just about pay for herself. She negotiated many of our vendors down. This was just a great added bonus to her already five star services!
I am disappointed with the my wedding day. Their was a lot of decorations that her and her staff was responsible for that wasn't executed the way we asked. We did have a lot up set up, however, we were told that they could handle it.
I had votives with sea glass and floating candles to be put on the belly bars outside and they just put the candles on the sea glass without water. The wax melted all over the sea glass. It was not the look I was going for.
I also bought a lot of votives with candles to go outside (to create a romantic glow) and they were never put outside. The hanging lanterns weren't lit etc... Disappointing when you put a lot of time into planning the all the details.
We spent a lot of time on our programs and asked them to place them on each chair. They were in a pile off to the side where at least 75% of our guest didn't even see them.
Overall she still did a very good job. She was excellent leading up to the wedding. She did a great job with all the vendors and organizing the event. I just would not recommend having them take on a lot of set up/decorations.
While planning for our wedding, we interviewed and were disappointed by many wedding planners. Yet when we were finally introduced to Monique, it was obvious that she was worlds above the rest. Throughout the planning, she was organized, attentive, and full of incredible ideas. And then on the wedding day, she just blew us away. She seamlessly ran the wedding, and my husband and I did not have to worry about a thing...and most importantly, with Monique involved, we did not worry about a thing. I can honestly say that our wedding didn't have a single hiccup, and I credit Monique. Her professionalism and attention to detail are truly impressive, and she will always have a special place in our memories of the best day of our lives. Thank you, Monique!
Since we met Monique from Signature Wedding, we felt she was the wedding planner we needed to make our dream wedding a reality.
She was not only very professional but truly care about our event and got to know us in the process.
She has a extensive list of providers and she is also aware of every little detail to make everything perfect.
We changed our venue 2 months before the wedding and thanks to her it was an easy transition and she was also to negociate an unbelieable price.
Monique and her team made our wedding day an amazing experience. Every thing turned out to be just perfect. She simply took control of the event and we were able to enjoy it.
I can not say enough about A Signature Wedding & Monique Atwell. I received exceptional and personal service. A Signature Wedding far exceeded my expectations on all levels of quality service. Once again, words alone can not describe how thrilled I was about the whole experience. I would highly recommend A Signature Wedding.
Monique was amazing. She was able to solve every issue that occured most before they ever occured. I could not imagine having a wedding without using her. She was worth twice what we paid. I wish she could plan my whole life.
To have Monique and her A Signature Wedding staff and professionalism at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. I had over 600 people at my reception, which consisted of out-of-towners and non-English speaking guests. Monique handled everything with the absolute utmost finesse and professionalism. As a bride, you want the day to be perfect and everything went perfectly with Monique there for us. It is an extremely stressful day and Monique was so calm, collected, confident, and competent. She carried all the stress and handled all the mishaps and I knew none the better, all I had to do was enjoy the day and she made it so we could do so. She took care of absolutely everything. She is a master at multi-tasking. She is truly incredible and I can't say enough fantastic things about her. Both my husband and I are in love with her. I would highly recommend her for your wedding event. You will see when you meet her, you will love her and feel instantly at peace because you know your special day will be in the best care.
Monique from "A Signature Wedding" is fabulous. She knows her business very well and her attention to detail makes her stand out above the rest. We are always thrilled to work with Monique and her staff.
Monique is an incredible wedding consultant. She is very creative and makes sure that every detail is perfectly executed for each of her weddings. Our clients have all enjoyed working with her and have given her rave reviews!
Brad & Jeri Washburn
Brad Washburn Photography
It's always a pleasure to work with Monique. I can tell that she really cares about her clients.