We would rate our planner, Jayleen Deelman, 6 stars if there was an option. She made every detail of what we had imaged happen, being very professional, thoughtful, supportive and sweet!!! Thank you for everything!
Working with Sarah Shore was such a treat! I still couldn't imagine how things will work out if she wasn't there on our wedding day.
Indeed it was one of the best investment we had for our wedding- a STRESS- FREE WEDDING DAY and WEDDING PREPARATION. Yes it is possible! :-)
From the blue print package, momentum meetings up to the day of the event. Everything went SMOOTHLY and all we did on our wedding day was just RELAX and ENJOY the DAY that WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Sarah doesn't just know what she is doing but she mastered it. She loves what she does and I believe that what made her and the Dream Group Team the best wedding planners and coordinators in the city.
Thank you so much Dream Groups especially to Sarah for making our SPECIAL DAY more than special not just for us but for also for all our guests and all our vendors.
-Walter and Audrey Giesbrecht
We had our wedding on September 2nd, 2012. I contacted DreamGroup and was put in touch with Sandy Pandher. Sandy was SUCH a pleasure to work with. Not only was she very organized, she LISTENED to everything we wanted. My husband and I had a vision of how we wanted our wedding to be and weren't sure if it could actually be possible. But, Sandy was so excited about all our ideas and her answer was always, "Yes! We can make it happen!" She helped out with everything from flowers, to our DJ to our candy supplier and decorator. Pretty much from A to Z - Sandy took care of it. When I wanted to design my own invitations and save the dates - she always so supportive of my creative designs. She was there when I needed her for guidance, but also flexible and open when I wanted to take control of specific details. On a personal note, Sandy wasn't just my wedding planner - but a friend. She was there for me even when wedding stress would take over or problems would arise. She was a true friend and a shoulder to lean on. On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly! We didn't have to think about a THING! That's exactly what we wanted! We told her from the start - just tell us what to do, when to do it and where to be on the day of the wedding and we will follow. She had everything mapped out and I didn't have to worry about a thing. That kind of peace of mind is what every bride and groom NEEDS on their big day. We highly recommend DreamGroup as your wedding event organizer, and we support and promote Sandy Pandher for ANY couple planning their special day.
Working with Sandy Pandher, Dream Group, was a pleasure. She was quick, prompt and professional. She knew her stuff. Hiring Sandy to oversee our big day was the best money spent.She exceeded our expectations. My husband and I both appreciated your services, Thank you Sandy and Dream Group.
Carolina & Rishi
Geneve McNally is an extraordinary wedding planner. I recommend her without reservation. You will never find a more dedicated, more caring, more creative, more hilarious, more perfect in every way wedding planner.
My husband and I live in Manitoba, but decided to have our wedding in Vancouver where my husband is from. We quickly realized that between distance, and our demanding careers, we needed some help. Scratch that we needed a LOT of help. Enter our hero: Geneve of DreamGroupProductions!
I first contacted Geneve 11 months before our proposed day, and I was immediately at ease with her on the phone. I knew I had found the right planner after one phone call, and an in-person meeting that same month only confirmed that. Over the next year, she helped us with EVERYTHING: she found us incredible vendors. She made us a gorgeous inspiration board, scoured Etsy for deals on decor, kept our To Do list organized, kept us on track and kept us laughing (most importantly).
Because of the distance, she managed to do pretty much all of our planning via email. In the week leading up to the wedding, she was similarly invaluable. She planned our out of towners reception for 150 guests the night before the wedding! She created a day-of timeline, coordinated with all the vendors, met with us in Vancouver and assured us everything had been taken care of. She wasn't kidding: it had!
Our day was seamless. That is a credit to Geneve and her teams hard work and organization.From directing the vendors, to making sure all of our guests were loaded onto the shuttles, to organizing the bridal party and everything in between -- she handled it all with a smile. We quite literally didn't have to worry about a thing. Our wedding was the most relaxed, joyful, love-filled day of our lives. Thanks to Geneve!
I just wanted to echo what my wife recently wrote in her review of Geneve.
I wanted a wedding planner from the start. Not only because my wife and I didn't have the time necessary to make our day as special as we hoped it would be, but also because I wanted someone who knew what was important and how to best go about getting it. Adding in the fact that we were getting married in Vancouver while living in Winnipeg and it could have made for a potential logistical nightmare.
Geneve wasn't only calm, knowledgable, friendly and extremely helpful, all things I would expect from a wedding planner, but she really tried to get to know Sarah and I to find out what our perfect wedding would look like. She kept us on track throughout the process and managed all the different personalities from both of our families, all who wanted to give their "helpful" input. I was also extremely impressed by the recommendations she made for vendors, some that were well established but also others that were just starting out, but that she somehow knew would be amazing.
On the day of our wedding she managed every single little detail that could possibly be thought of and, for most of the day I didn't really even notice her or her team; save for a couple of instances when chaos theory threatened to throw a wrench in our plans and she would appear out of nowhere, with her wedding utility belt, to calmly and efficiently make things perfect. She's like the Batman of weddings!
Geneve far exceeded my expectations for what a wedding planner should be and anyone who has the pleasure of working with her in the future will quickly realize what a good decision they've made in having her help plan their special day.
Jayleen and her team was so wonderful from day 1. The day of the wedding was so hectic and Jayleen and her group dealt with all the big and minor items throughout the day that I didnt even have time to think about it! Thats how EXCELLENT Jayleen is. She really listens and genuinely cares about the outcome of the wedding and the couples and families involved. I am really anal and picky but I felt so confident in jayleen to put the wedding day in her hands! Everyone loved her! Jayleen : thank you so much again and the day was so wonderful ! it was great having you a part of it :) All the best!
Dreamgroup was amazing! So helpful throughout the process, had lots of great ideas, tips and guidance and they were amazing the day of. Two thumbs up!
As a self-professed "control freak", it is definitely hard for me to hand control over to someone else, especially for an event that I had been planning for over a year. But I have never felt so confident in handing over the reins to anyone as I did with Geneve. She has an amazing energy and a wealth of experience that she shares openly but not in a pushy way. Leading up to our wedding, she responded to emails extremely quickly and thoroughly. She ran our ceremony rehearsal with professionalism and efficiency. As for our wedding, I can't even begin to list all of the times that I was so grateful that Geneve was running the show. She made the day effortless for us and our wedding party. Even during stressful moments, she kept all of us calm and focussed. Her team set our venue up perfectly, and piles of gifts and supplies to our wedding suite for us at the end of the night (something that would otherwise have taken 10 of our guests to do!). Words can't adequately express how wonderful a job DreamGroup did for us, but hopefully this review helps others understand how indispensable a wedding planner is (even for day-of assistance).
As a deejay who does over 30 weddings a year I have never came across a wedding coordinator more detailed then Sarah. Sarah and her "dream team" handle and think of everything. They ensure that all the vendors are working together to fulfill the bride & groom's vision. This commitment to their client's needs continues all the way to final day as the Dream Group consists of several associates attending to even the smallest details ensuring that the centre pieces look perfect, slide show is working, the deejay is all cued up to play music when needed, etc...
Your guest will rave about how amazing your wedding was from the flowers, music, food, and atmosphere. This is what Sarah and the Dream Group does and why they are viewed as Lower Mainland's premier event planners. If you are getting married make the easy choice, and let the Dream Group use their experience and vendor connections to make your vision a reality.
Dale Cheyne aka DJ Sage
Sarah was such a blessing to us! She listened to us, went extra lengths to make sure we got what we wanted, constantly kept in touch with us and made sure we were on track during the entire planning process. Best of all, she ensured that we were stress free and happy all the way through! The wedding day was beautiful and went smoothly. Everybody had a great time! Without Sarah and DreamGroup, I'm sure we would've been a complete mess. I would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone.
First of all I would like to say, WE LOVE YOU SANDY!
Prior to choosing Dream Group for our wedding, we had heard some great things about the company through my brother. He got married a year before us, and Geneve from Dream Group was their planner. They were very happy with their experience. So we trusted my brother and sister in law's recommendation and decided to go with Dream Group as well. So happy that we did! We were fortunate to get Sandy Pandher as our planner. From our first meet with Sandy to throughout the whole planning process, we felt comfortable and at ease. Sandy really took the time to understand our vision and did her very best to make whatever we wanted on our day possible. The day of the wedding is what really impressed me. Which I think is the most important, and it shows how great a planner really is. Sandy was "Super Sandy" that day, not to sound corny. She took care of everything and of any issues without us even knowing. This showed us that she really wanted us to enjoy our day without any interference. Sandy was professional, organized, thoughtful , kind and sweet, but don't mistaken her kindness for weakness. She can really take care of some serious business, by always being on top of things and made sure everyone and everything was working accordingly. Any couple in the future will be lucky to have Sandy as their planner. There isn't enough words to explain how much we appreciate Sandy for all her hard work. If only I could get married to my husband again, we would love to have Sandy be apart of our special day again.
What's great about all this is, we didn't only gain an unforgettable experience, we also gained a friend.
Dorothy & Long
Our Wedding Day: 06/30/12
We hired Dreamgroup based on feedback from friends that had used their services and we're so glad we did. We chose their day management package and from the moment they stepped in to assist, the stress started to disappear! Geneve was truly a dream to work with, especially since we had a more involved day that included a Chinese tea ceremony (which she handled with care and understanding). Throughout the night, they handled issues that came up with grace and warmth!!! For anyone that is considering day of management, I would recommend this service to any bride as it's well worth it!! Dreamgroup is one of the best wedding coordinators in the city..their passion for their jobs is exemplified in the quality of care and professionalism that they exude!!
I wanted to do a very well-deserved review for Sarah Shore from DreamGroup. I have to confess that as the groom, I honestly thought hiring a wedding planner was a mistake and an unnecessary expense. I'm sure you know that men are generally the budget conscious ones and women just want the wedding perfect at any cost. I didn't actually get to meet Sarah until the day before the wedding when we did the rehearsal. She was so organized and patient, I really felt much more relaxed knowing that she will be in charge the day after. However, the day of the wedding, she was so much more than what I had expected or even imagined. Sarah and her assistant "managed" the day in the true meaning of the day. I can now say from experience, a planner may seem like a luxurious addition to costs, but it will really save you a lot of heartache and grief. I think we would have had a lot of hiccups to deal with, had it not been for Sarah. Thank you. I didn't think that our wedding could be that beautiful and am really grateful to Sarah for having played a major part in making it happen.
Where do I begin?
When I started planning my wedding a year ago, I looked into prices for planners to organize the whole event. At that time, I found the quotes extreme and saw no reasons why I would not be able to plan it myself. As the wedding got closer, stress levels were elevated, drama was added to the table and everyone's threshold for patience dramatically dropped. It was about 4 or 5 months to the wedding that I realized I DEFINITELY need a planner for the Day-Of Coordination at least because I did not want to go through the same chaos on my wedding day.
I met with another very well-known local planner. We met and then she disappeared on me after I had mailed her the cheque. She did not respond to my calls or emails for a whole month, later claiming that she thought I was uninterested in her services and was lying about the fact that I had mailed the cheque. I thanked God EVERY DAY after having met Sarah Shore from DreamGroup that things fell apart with the other planner.
In our culture, it is customary for the elders in the immediate family to be in charge of the day and having a day-of coordinator was slightly surprising for some and many including my own mother believed that it was unnecessary. My mother is now Sarah's NUMBER ONE fan. She absolutely loved how having Sarah manage the day allowed her to actually enjoy the wedding. Every time that I or anyone in the bridal party was stressed, all we had to do was just talk to Sarah for 5 minutes and we would all forget why we were even stressed. The way that she is so calm and collected is inexplicable.
All our guests are still raving about how everything was well planned and organized and it could have NEVER been possible without the help of Sarah. I have said this to Sarah many times that I could never do what she does for a living considering the amount of stress she has to deal with and yet manages to remain soooooooooooooooo calm. I used to think quotes for planners were extreme, now I think they cannot charge enough for the work they do. Seriously, without a doubt, even the thousands of dollars you might end up spending on a planner is worth EVERY penny because otherwise you will not enjoy all the other pennies that you spent on everything else since you will be too stressed out.
I will not recommend anyone else as a planner for any occasion. DreamGroup is seriously your dream vendor.
We were lucky to have Sandy Pandher as our wedding planner. It was an absolute pleasure working with her. Sandy really took the stress out of the wedding planning process by helping us create a solid plan right from the very beginning.
Hiring Sarah at DreamGroup Productions was the best choice I made for my wedding! She was an absolute dream to work with. She was really able to grasp our vision and bring that to life. We also gave her a budget that she was able to stay in, which was great! Words cannot describe how great DG was. I could write an essay on this company. Anyone looking for a great wedding planner need to look no further than DG. Best Wedding Planners in Vancouver!
We could not have had imagined a more amazing wedding. You helped us pull of the sophsticated and elegant wedding we had been dreaming about. All our guests were amazed by the professional and helpful nature of the staff that were there to help us on our big day. Hiring Dreamgroup to help us with the planning for the biggest day of our lives was the best money spent.
Will and Erianne Granleese
Being 3000+ miles away from the wedding location, we took a gamble on using DreamGroup. After our initial email, Genève responded right away to review our details and provided assurance on our wedding event. Starting with only 10 guests, the guest list expanded to a final count of 35. As the date approached, DreamGroup had no problem in accommodating the new number and had alternatives available just in case. Everything, flowers, guest transportation, restaurant, etc. and the way DreamGroup pulled this together made this event one we and all guests will never forget.
This day would not have happened without you.
We are SO grateful for your patience, insight and grammatical tutoring! It means so much that you were with us on our wedding day. It is obvious to us why you are considered the best of your profession.
With Hearfelt Thanks,
I had the fortune of working with Geneve and her staff at DreamGroup productions. We had a 450 guest traditional Chinese wedding that went off without a hitch. Leading up to the wedding, working with Geneve was incredible - her professionalism, passion and understanding for the entire process was refreshing. She and her staff coordinated our wedding day with perfect precision - anything that could go sideways was anticipated and taken care of - nothing went wrong that day. Working with them was a pleasure and we would highly recommend them to anyone for anything big or small.
Using Dreamgroup to plan our wedding was the best decision we could have made. Their team provided outstanding guidance on all aspects of our wedding. We were put in touch with the best suppliers ,in every detail, with consideration always being made to the budget range, with no redirection of our vision. The day itself was completely worry free. Geneve worked tirelessly, discretely in the background, to keep everything on time and flowing smoothly so all we had to do was enjoy the day and our guests. Countless hours were saved in the planning and this was critical to us. It was the most beautiful day captured by invisible photographers. They are the best!
Dreamgroup, Sarah Shore, gave us terrific help, advice, and service throughout the process of planning my daughter’s wedding – they made a tremendous difference to all of us in the smoothness and enjoyment of her special day.
We hired them to provide day of the wedding help and they gave us so much more. Sarah helped us with advice about vendors and the process of setting up the wedding, advice she could have charged us for but instead gave us willingly to ensure our day worked well. She was exceptionally organized and always responded quickly to our phone calls or emails, even though most of them were beyond the scope of the contract.
On the day of the wedding, it was such a relief, and helped so much with our anxiety, to have someone who knew what they were doing in charge. This way, although I could have done the running around, I was able to sit back and enjoy both the ceremony and party along with our guests. For example, at one point the sun was in everyone’s eyes. Instead of having to find the staff and supervise the changes myself, Sarah took care of the adjustments quietly and efficiently. She thought things through and as the sun moved during the day, she made sure everything was continually fixed. I never had to think about the sun again. A small thing, but part of what made the day work and what took the pressure off of me.
However and most importantly, Sarah helped corral mommagazilla and bridegazilla. Thanks to her, we were talking after the big day! We really appreciated having her guidance, experience, expertize, and common sense. My daughter said there wasn’t one thing she would have changed about her big day. Not bad, eh?
For our wedding we decided to hire Dreamgroup to help us with the day of planning and organizing. Not only was this service amazing but completely worth it. Our planner was Geneve McNally, and she was so perfessional and helpful. Even though we only had Dreamgroup to assist with the Wedding day, I found that Geneve was there to help me with any questions or problems leading up to the day. I would 100% recommend Dreamgroup to any Bride as it made our Wedding day completely stress free and enjoyable.
Geneve turned our dream wedding into a reality when she helped plan our wedding a little over 2 years ago. I really felt like Geneve was not only our planner, but she really was like a best friend who was there for us to hear us out and to offer her expert advice whenever we'd need it. She was so so so patient when I'd change my mind time and time again on what I wanted, or what I thought I wanted at the time.
When I first got engaged, I thought that I would be able to plan my own wedding, but boy am I glad that we decided to go with DreamGroup. I just felt so at ease throughout the entire wedding planning process because I knew that I could always depend on Geneve. Always. I've had so many friends who were so stressed throughout the the entire wedding process and never got to enjoy it but for me, I loved every second of it and secretly wished that we could have pushed back our wedding a couple of months so I could plan some more!!! It was THAT much fun planning with DreamGroup! Seriously makes a world of a difference! I mean who doesn't want to enjoy the wedding process from their engagement to their wedding!
Let's not forget the wedding day... I did not a have a single worry in the world. I never had to check the time to make sure everything was on schedule and that all the vendors were there. Geneve took care of everything!!! My wedding felt like a dream come true but better and I think every bride deserves that. This would not been possible if it weren't for DreamGroup!
Just this past year, I was able to experience the DreamGroup experience again at my sister in law's wedding. Sandy was her planner and just like Geneve, she was EXCELLENT!!! Beyond excellent!!!
I can't wait to see DreamGroup at other weddings this year!
Dream Group was a phenomenal partner throughout all our wedding planning. Geneve was the proverbial dream to work with -- highly organized, professional, creative, and incredibly supportive. We live in New York and got married in Vancouver, and the planning was absolutely seamless. I would recommend Dream Group and Genveve personally without hesitation
We were so lucky to have Geneve from DP help plan our wedding. From the moment we first spoke she understood our vision and went above and beyond to help us plan all the details that made the day memorable. Geneve was highly professional, very organized and provided exceptional referrals for most of the services we needed (flowers, music, food, etc) which made things effortless. She was there from beginning to end on our wedding day; directing traffic, supervising set up, and making sure every detail was accounted for. She even made sure all the gifts and keepsakes were packed into our vehicle at the end of the night so that nothing was left behind. It was so reassuring to know we were in the most capable hands so that we could relax and just enjoy the day (and so could our family and friends!). If I had it to do over again I would phone DreamGroup in a heartbeat.. it was the best wedding planning decision we made!!
the principle planner is friendly and energetic enough to help us solve the probs, esp we rely on her to helping us planning the wedding while we were aboard.
Our husband and I still say that hiring Erin Bishop and her team at DreamGroup to help us with our wedding day was the best $1,200 dollars we ever spent! From day one, Erin met with us to go over the vision we had for our day and was there to always help us. She fine tuned the details for our wedding day and made sure everything went as planned. When we asked her or one of her girls for something, it got done, no questions asked. The owner of the company even emailed us once to see how our experience was with Erin, I mean, what company owner emails their customer to see how things are going? A great experience and if you want a wedding planner to get things done, this is the wedding planner for you!
Geneve and the entire DreamGroup team were amazing. We had a hard time making the decision to spend the money for an wedding planner as a wedding is such an expensive event overall. It was worth every penny. Our wedding day was seamless, beautiful and perfect in every way! All the vendors were beyond brilliant and having Geneve and her team there for the day... made it so there was no stress on me, my husband-to-be or any of our family. Everyone could just enjoy the day and celebrate! Thank you!!!!
Working with DreamGroup Productions was fantastic. Principle wedding planner Geneve McNally introduced me to fabulous vendors and was wonderfully organized - this meant that I didn't have to worry about anything. Geneve listened to exactly what I wanted and took it to the next level by making everything more spectacular than I could ever have imagined. She never let one detail of the wedding slide by and was always five steps ahead of me. Making the decision to work with DreamGroup was hands-down the best decision that I could have made for my wedding (or at least a close second behind choosing to marry my amazing husband).
I wanted my wedding planner to be organised and have experience, plus be fun to work with, Geneve was all that and more. Dreamgroup has been in the business for longer than most other Vancouver wedding planners. They know who is good (vendors), and they helped me navigate all the decisions involved in planning a wedding. She is so organized too - throughout the planning she kept me on her timeline, making decisions when needed so nothing was left to the last minute - except my dress, but that was the dressmakers fault not hers - and she helped me through that small crisis too! I also wanted someone who could help me decide what's worth spending money on and what isn't. Several times she told me where I could save some money and also pointed out where it might be nice to spend a little more. Always a suggestion, never too strong with her advice. All these suggestions turned out to have been good advice. In fact, she suggested one thing that I did not take her advice on and it's my only regret! She helped with and oversaw the set up/decor on the day and she kept things on time and oversaw everything (catering, herding guests to the table etc.) so I didn’t have to worry about anything. I'm so glad she was there - the flower/decor vendors weren't getting it quite right but Geneve understood my vision and got them back on track. Having her oversee everything on the wedding day was such a load off my shoulders, I knew she was taking care of things and so I could just really ENJOY my day, stress free! There is only so much a Maid of Honour can do - Geneve was like a hired MOH; the professional who helped me through everything - with loads of experience, orgnanization and laughs along the way. Even if it's just day of service, I can't recommend having a wedding planner enough, it was worth every penny and in retrospect, and compared with all the overpriced stuff you pay for the wedding (other vendors really gouge you!), she was worth every penny for all that she did.
DreamGroup was a god-send. Geneve helped me put all the details together and find the best vendors within my budget. I called DreamGroup because of their impeccable reputation.I was overwhelmed with all that needed to be done and needed help! Geneve was able to guide me with a detailed plan, and connect me with the highest quality vendors with very good value. Our wedding was spectacular with every detail handled by my wedding planner and team on the day. I didn't have to worry about anything,details were all taken care of so my husband and I could enjoy our day. Our decor and table settings, flowers and ambience exceeded my expectations! ~ It was magical in the dining room. The timing and details were flawless. I couldn't be more happy with my decision to use DreamGroup.
loved working with geneve from dreamgroup! she helped make my wedding spectacular. My husband and I obviously enjoyed it but so did our friends and family. Its nice to work with a planner because it takes the stress off of logistics, finding vendors etc and you can just enjoy the process!
Loved working with these ladies last weekend! They kept the whole wedding running smoothly!
The team at Dreamgroup is amazing and I always look forward to working with them! With impeccable attention to detail and unsurpassed attention to their clients needs, you will not regret hiring them to coordinate your event!
Great company to work with from a vendor standpoint. Very professional.
The ladies at DreamGroup Productions are the best! All of them are incredibly creative, attentive to detail and are always on top of what to do to make sure that your wedding will be exactly the way that you dreamt it! Whenever I meet with clients, I ask them if they are working with a wedding planner. And I always direct them towards DreamGroup Productions because, from professional and personal experience, the DreamGroup ladies will ensure that you will enjoy both the planning of as well as the day of your wedding day!
DreamGroup is always a pleasure to work with. They're talented, organized, professional, reliable and all around an amazing group of women. Their weddings are inspiring, modern and original and I've seen each of the planners go above and beyond for her clients. Flipping through the local magazines, you'll notice that DreamGroup is everywhere...if you're looking to book, I suggest you call sooner than later! ;)
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