Cheryl J. Weddings and Events
My husband and I thought that Cheryl did an amazing job bringing our vision to reality within our set price point. As a graphic designer by trade, I had a very clear vision of the look and feel I wanted to achieve for the wedding. I could not have imagined a more beautiful wedding.
In addition to her design expertise, on the day of Cheryl managed to defer any issues that arose (i.e. our ceremony musician not showing up) so that they did not reach me. When Cheryl realized the ceremony musician did not show up she immediately found the DJ and had him set up to play music for our ceremony. I didn't even realize there was no musician until after the reception!
Thank you, Cheryl, for an amazing job!
Cheryl was amazing! She was so helpful and really made our wedding a dream come true! She is organized and made sure all details were taken care of. Highly recommended!
We interviewed several planners, knowing that we'd be planning our wedding while both working demanding jobs with little free time. We were looking for someone who would put our minds at ease, which we knew would be tough given our personalities. But as soon as we met Cheryl, we knew we had found someone special - and we were right. Cheryl guided us through the entire process, from choosing a venue all the way through paying vendors at the end of the reception, and she consistently made every decision as easy and stress-free as possible. She was always available and ready to work around our busy schedules, which we really appreciated. She was always supremely professional, but at the same time she was a joy to work with personally. And most importantly, she helped us take our vision, which we only had a vague idea about, refine it, and turn it into an amazing reality. We really can't say enough about our experience - we would unreservedly recommend her to any of our friends and family. Thanks so much Cheryl! -- Rob & Erin
In 2012, our daughter Elizabeth became engaged to a terrific fellow named Nathan. As we began preparing for their wedding, we had the very good fortune to meet and engage Cheryl Fielding as our wedding planner.
Every wedding --- no matter how perfect the couple or how joyful the family --- presents numerous alternatives and issues that must be addressed and carefully resolved. Cheryl’s guidance was invaluable at every stage of the process. Always charming, thoroughly knowledgeable, ever calm and insightful, Cheryl made the planning of Elizabeth and Nathan’s wedding a truly wonderful experience.
At the end of the wedding day, as our guests were departing, Elizabeth’s sister, Erika, said: “This was the most wonderful day of our lives.” I would say: “Cheryl’s guidance and hard work went a long way toward making it so.”
Last month, Erika became engaged to a terrific fellow named Barry. Cheryl was among our very first calls, and we again are enjoying our collaboration with her as we plan another fabulous wedding event.
Cheryl was amazing to work with. She really helped to make our wedding planning process stress free and seamless. I was thrilled to have had her as a wedding planner. Cheryl ensured that our special day ran very smoothly, everything went off without a hitch! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner, she knows what she is doing!
From the minute I met with Cheryl, I knew I had found "the one." Cheryl was an integral part of our wedding planning process, and was prompt to respond to even my silliest questions. We signed up for the partial wedding planning package, and received so much more than I could have imagined. She presented us with top-notch vendors that we were thrilled with. Cheryl became my go-between in dealing with those vendors, and smoothed over any and all issues that arose. On the day itself, Cheryl was with us from first thing in the morning until the venue began packing up at the end of the night. My husband and I did not have to think about anything other than enjoying our day. I would highly recommend Cheryl's services. She knows what she is doing and will do whatever it takes in order to ensure that your wedding is everything you wanted.
I interviewed a number of wedding planners, and knew at our first meeting that Cheryl was the perfect match for me. She listened to me and my ideas, and took those to start creating a cohesive vision--our wedding was truly a reflection of my husband and I, nothing cookie-cutter, and so many special touches.
Technically, Cheryl was an EXPERT coordinator. She was great at combing through tons of vendors to suggest the 2 or 3 best in each category, and letting me make the last call--and all of them were great value and quality. Our wedding wasn't a local NYC wedding, and we had vendors coming in from several different locations. All the vendors were coordinated perfectly, and I didn't have to worry about a thing! There were some parts of my wedding I really wanted to be involved in (dresses, invites, food, and ceremony music), and Cheryl let me run with those as long as I wanted to...and other things I asked her to handle entirely. Everything blended beautifully. I felt involved and in control, but not overwhelmed.
Cheryl has a great assistant and you can always reach their office (even called me on her vacation to make sure things ran smoothly!), she has great coordination skills, brings great vendors to your team, and takes YOUR vision to make your wedding day beautiful. I'm so glad Cheryl planned our wedding!!
Cheryl was a joy to work with; polished and professional. I really do not know what I would have done without her! Cheryl helped to bring the vision of my wedding into a reality. By allowing me the ability to not sweat the small stuff, I had the time and sanity to handle the big picture. If you are debating whether a wedding planner is right for you, Cheryl is the perfect choice, she offers flexible services that vary in prices and the amount of assistance needed.
This review has been long overdue since it's been about 10 months since my husband and I got married in NYC last year. However, I still wanted to write about how wonderful Cheryl has been throughout the planning process, time leading to the wedding and the actual day of. From the moment that I met Cheryl, I knew that she was the right person for the job. She was really easy to get along with and friendly but at the same time very organized and professional. She was very approachable and easy to get a hold of. At the time of the wedding, my husband and I both had crazy working hours. As a result, we personally were not as available. However, Cheryl was very patient with us and was firm when we needed to make final decisions towards the final days leading to the wedding.
I was also comforted by Cheryl's ability to deal with very stressful situations. For example, I had major issues with one of my vendors one week before the wedding. It was extremely stressful but Cheryl stepped in and advocated on my behalf. She also immediately began to offer solutions to remedy the situation by helping me find alternative vendors and coming up with contingency plans.
All in all, the wedding was a great success and I don't think I would've been able to get through the wedding without Cheryl. Not only were my husband and I impressed by her, but several of my guests at the wedding also noted how organized and well prepared she was. I highly recommend Cheryl for anyone's wedding planning needs! :)
Cheryl was professional and prepared. Would recommend without question
We were planning a fairly elaborate wedding and needed help on organizing and coordination. We met Cheryl and were convinced she was capable of helping us based on what she told us. However, when we started work on the planning, we found that she either didn't have the contacts to put us in touch with the vendors we wanted, or the ability to negotiate with them to our satisfaction. In the end we ended up finding our own vendors for everything, and the one thing that she did help us with (one of the function venues), we ended up having to negotiate with them ourselves, as Cheryl was happy with the base rate that they had given.
Eventually, we ended up terminating the contract and getting another wedding planned/coordinator. Our experience with her has been that she would be good for someone looking for a cookie-cutter wedding, without many complexities, but is really unable to deal with the demands of a 5 day, multi-city (read Indian), complex wedding.
Given the issues we had, I would highly recommend anyone looking for help with wedding planning to get a well reviewed wedding planner, as they really make the difference between sanity and insanity in the months leading up to the wedding.
Vendor response to review
I am so saddened that this relationship did not work out. I think we had a fundamental difference in how to approach vendors and vendor relationships, and this wasn’t apparent at the beginning when we met. As soon as I realized this difference in our outlook and that I was unable to make you and your wife happy, I offered to give you back your payment and cease the relationship…and we did.
I wish you nothing but happiness, love and laughter for the rest of your lives. I am truly saddened that this didn’t work out.
Where do I start? Cheryl was the best thing that happen to us! She was a life saver, she made our wedding experience so much fun and smooth. She was straight-forward and she helped us make decisions by making everything very simple and gave us a ton of information about all the places to have our wedding. She also helped us with budgeting. Where and how we can cut down costs. I didn’t have to lift a finger because Cheryl was there for everything for my wedding. I would recommend her to everyone and I think all brides need a wedding planner so you can have a BLAST in your wedding, without worrying about a thing!!! SHE ROCKS!!!!!
I cannot believe how lucky we were to find and work with Cheryl when planning our wedding. She was extremely knowledgeable and was so easy to confide in and connect with... She immediately knew our vision and was able to capture it in every detail. She has tremendous relationships with vendors, is focused on the task at hand and was ALWAYS available - she made us feel like we were her ONLY client (which was so NOT the case)! Our wedding was the most magical night and it was all due to Cheryl and her team. And she stayed on budget through out the entire process which was extremely important to us. Highly recommend Cheryl J. Weddings and Events!
Cheryl is a wonderful wedding planner and I have recommended her to a few friends looking for help to plan their wedding. She is friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and very reassuring. Working with Cheryl to plan our wedding was like working with a dear friend, who wanted nothing more than for us to have the wedding of our dreams - within our budget!
Her vendor recommendations were spot on - she truly has an extensive and high-quality network, with enough variety to suit different tastes and budgets.
Carolina and Jay
As soon as I met Cheryl, I felt immediately at ease and in good hands. She is kind and vivacious, the ultimate professional who is somehow your best friend at the same time. I trusted her from the beginning. She truly listens so that your event is perfectly tailored around what you want, and gives you honest advice so you don't waste precious time during the planning process.
Cheryl knows when to be firm, and I've seen her deal with vendors - she fights for you while maintaining a great relationship with all the caterers, florists, churches, etc. Of all the things we spent on for our wedding, Cheryl was the BEST INVESTMENT by far. She was able to negotiate great deals for us (e.g. she got the caterer to throw in a hamachi appetizer which was a supplemental; she also got our band to throw in an additional musician). She saved us money, which in NYC is not an easy thing to accomplish!!
On the day of the wedding, she plans down to the minute and sometimes even down to the second. I didn't fret at all because I knew she was managing the event flawlessly. I have been recommending her to all my friends. You will gush about her as well once you hire her, I'm sure of that!
I was working with a shoestring budget and I was trying to accomplish a chic destination wedding. - Cheryl was creative and hands-on to creating my dream wedding. I live in Chicago and she was able to accomplish planning every detail from New York. She's really easy to communicate with and her suggestions were gold to me.
Oh, Cheryl J. Weddings & Events designs spectacular events with a fresh eye for detail! We love photographing her work! It is always stunning.
Cheryl J Weddings and Events is a personalized and comprehensive wedding planning service built around your needs and desires. We offer everything from day of coordination to full service planning for all aspects of your wedding day.
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