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Aaron gave me the best wedding gift: the services of Mellisa at DA. I was nervous at first because we didn't have a lot of the traditional elements of many weddings - colors, a set theme, a large wedding party, etc. Mellisa made sure we knew that just because our wedding wasn't large or traditional didn't mean it wasn't IMPORTANT.
She guided me all along - with finding a photographer, going over contracts, thinking of questions I never would've thought to ask vendors, etc. She ran the rehearsal & set my itinerary. When my florist crapped out on half of my order, Mellisa repaired my maid of honor's bouquet and two centerpieces, in addition to trying to get the florist to fix the problem.
She set the garden up even better than we'd planned & it was GORGEOUS. Her best friend & her husband even helped day-of, picking up, setting up, & returning our chairs, setting up our reception venue, overseeing cake delivery, setting out the place cards & ensuring Aaron didn't see me until our "first look" - the one tradition she playfully insisted on (I'm glad she did). She even made sure I had a cold drink while I got ready.
The day went so smoothly that I realized afterward I'd never worried - she made sure Aaron & I got a chance to sit down & eat, that the photographers knew where our wedding party was at what time, & even prepared a to-go basket for our hotel that night. When we left, I knew we didn't need to worry about a thing, and sure enough, when we returned home, all decor and gifts had been delivered.
I am used to planning everything to the last detail myself, so turning over control of such a big day was a BIG deal for me - I cannot say enough good things about Mellisa.
DA offers several packages & can tailor them to a degree, based on your needs. They have a system for keeping inventory of gifts, which was so helpful, & know their business. Mellisa made my day totally stress-free & I will forever be grateful for her & to Aaron for getting me a fairy godmother!
I just wanted to write a review to say how pleased we were with the outstanding planning services by Dreamy Affairs (Leslie) has given us. Leslie and her team did an AMAZING job planning our big day and I can’t thank her enough! It was such a pleasure to work with such wonderful people who went out of their way to make our day just perfect! I have talked with many other brides and I must say that Leslie and her team are the BEST. Leslie's attention to detail, organization, and experience make her one-of-kind. I must say that no other party will ever be planned without her assistance. One of the best things I ever did was hire a wedding planner….Leslie!!!!!!
Leslie and her team were amazing! I would highly recommend Leslie and could not imagine planning a wedding without her. My mom and I met with multiple planners and we are so thankful we chose Leslie. My wedding was more beautiful then I ever imagined but the real testimony to Leslie is that my mom and I have such great memories about the entire planning process!
Her team and herself are great!
When my mother and I first met with Leslie, we had the utmost confidence in her ability to make my May 28 wedding an enjoyable one. Hiring her was a no-brainer, and I would highly recommend her for any brides-to-be. She has a very caring and motherly way of handling any stressor which should arise. Her team is professional, driven, and responsive. Leslie runs a wedding like a well-oiled machine with the order of events planned down to every single minute. Leslie is easily reachable via email, phone, and text. I obviously didn't expect a lightening-fast turn-around on my questions when I knew she had a big wedding of another client's approaching, but as soon as our wedding was the next one in line, I had her complete and undivided attention. She even called me a few times just to check in on me and see how I was and if I needed anything. She is more than a "wedding planner" ... she is a consultant, a counselor, and deal finder! She has a great grasp of Columbia-area vendors and can always be counted on to give an honest opinion. She is firm and direct and always had my back -- very appreciated. She was, by far, one of the best investments we could have ever made in regards to our wedding. We love Leslie!
Leslie Ellison is absolutely AMAZING! It was tough planning a wedding in Columbia, SC, while living in Las Vegas! Thank God for Leslie! =) My husband and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done to help us create such a flawless & beautiful wedding! She has obviously been in the business for a very long time and is excellent at doing what she does. =) Thanks so much Leslie for the amazing job you've done! =) <3 Lene & Nate Rex
Derrick and La Tonya Wilson
April 23, 2011- Married
Where do I start!? There are no words to explain what wonderful services Leslie and her team provides! They are truly a DREAM TEAM! Leslie was our consultant, planner, and advisor all in one :) She is truly awesome! She is so warm, knowledgable, and excellent at what she does! She makes you feel like family and like there is no job too large or small for her and truly there isn't! She does whatever needs to be done and anything extra without hesitation to make your day a dream come true! As a bride, this is SO important and words can't describe what a wonderful job her team did on our wedding! I worked with Elizabeth, "Liz" for my bridal shoot and for the day of. She was like "heaven sent!" She was with me the entire time. Anything I needed or asked for, she provided! She constantly was asking me how I was or if there was anything I needed. She made me feel like a queen :) I was so nervous because I spent so much money on amazing ballgown dress and did not want to get it dirty. She helped my wedding party and I with everything from accessories and our dresses. Leslie has an amazing team and it was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME knowing everyone in her camp shares the same wonderful personality, passion to make your day wonderful, and expertise about vendors and experience to NEVER let you down!
- YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
Derrick & Tonya!
If you are looking for someone who is on time, does what they say they will do... when they say they will do it... and provide good communication and that "warm fuzzy feeling" that everything's OK, then look somewhere else. We had to ask repeatedly for everything to get done, and many of the things we were told were going to be handled just plain weren't. Can't say that this was anything short of a bad experience. On the bright side, we were able to get some discounts on invitations.
Vendor response to review
We were quite shocked to learn via this review that the mother of our bride was so unhappy with our services. It is very sad to read that she only remembers the discount on the invitations, when in fact, she received numerous discounts. The discounts with the photographer, florist, photobooth, hotel room rates, venue room rental + 45 hours over her contracted planning time (just to name a few) were well over $4,000. We were even asked to perform services the venue staff should have done during the ceremony & reception, without hesitation. We can only guess (since we were never contacted) that this is an attempt to get out of paying her outstanding invoice for travel expenses. The Dreamy Affairs team went way above and beyond their call of duty(and contract) even 2 days after the wedding by delivering a special package to the bride's former employer (who was unable to make the wedding) per the bride's request.
Although we are still perplexed by this mother's unjust review, we take great pride in the text message we received from the bride the morning after the wedding, "Thank you so much! It was perfect." We only hope that potential brides will read the other reviews to see what kind of service is truly given by the Dream Team. We wish the couple all the best!!
When we began the wedding planning process - I knew we needed extra help. My husband and I are extremely organized people, but with both of us having full-time jobs and outside of work obligations, time was already tight. I needed someone with a lot of experience in this industry to help us create the wedding of our dreams. I met with several wedding planners, but Leslie was by far the best fit for us. One of the first things she said to me was “We want your family and friends to feel like guests... not workers” - something that was VERY important to us. With over 50% of the guest list from out of state, we wanted to make sure they were relaxed, didn’t have to lift a finger, and could have a great time.
On our wedding day - everything was BEYOND our expectations. I couldn’t get over how relaxed I was as a bride to know Leslie had everything under control and all I had to worry about was enjoying our day. Our guests kept coming up to us saying it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever been to and how impressed they were with our wedding planner, Leslie.
Leslie, thank you for everything. Working with Dreamy Affairs was the best decision we could have made.
The first thing I decided after getting engaged was that I needed a wedding planner because I had no idea what I was doing. A few days later we met with Leslie and all my worries and stress quickly went away. Leslie was on top of every detail of my wedding. She set up all the meetings with different florist, photographers, venues and many more. She was always there to ask the right questions that I would of never thought to ask.
Not only is she there to plan your special day but she is also there as a confidant and friend. She was a huge help to me with my bridal portraits. If it was to freshen my makeup or make me laugh when I was tired, she was always in good spirits. My wedding wouldn't of been the same without her. She went above and beyond to help me have the wedding of my dreams!
We hired Leslie late in our wedding planning, thinking we could do most of the planning ourselves. Once she was involved, we realized that we needed her more than we realized. She was prompt, professional, and pleasant to work with. She gave us a huge amount of service for the fee, often going far past the call of duty. She truly made my daughter's wedding day the picture perfect wedding we had hoped for. We will use her again as there are three more daughters to go. I highly recommend her as a wedding planner.
Leslie and her team were awesome. She took care of absolutely everything and made my day perfect! I could not imagine doing it without her.
Dreamy Affairs was the best wedding investment we made! Leslie and her crew were great!
Thanks so much for making my wedding perfect! When my dad first heard I was looking for a wedding planner, he said "how unnecessary"-how wrong he was! Every question that we had regarding the wedding was already anticipated by Leslie and taken care of, and her attention to detail and the coordination of all the aspects of what we thought was a fairly complicated situation was done with great ease and facility by her. The best gauge of the success of my wonderful wedding was that both my parents agreed it was the My wedding was everything that I dreamed of since I was a little girl-PERFECT!
Thank you so much, Leslie, for your very capable and competent planning of my grand day. We will forever be in your debt!
Leslie and her team are A+, one of the best. We've had the honor of working with Leslie at dozens of Weddings and love how seamless everything runs. She and her staff work hard to make every event beautiful and catered to her customers needs. They're all hugs at the end of the night, so she's obviously making her Brides very happy.
Leslie and her crew are the best to work with! Very creative and fun staff that can't be beat!
Dreamy Affairs is fantastic!
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Why do I need to hire a wedding planner? I think my mom and I can handle it ourselves. An experienced wedding planner can save you money from the very beginning, by negotiating prices with your vendors (from caterers to photographers, facilities to cake designers and transportation, to mention a few). Once the couple signs a contract, there is no way to go back and get the discount you deserve. As well, an experienced planner is trained to handle the little situations that arise with a backup plan that most DJs or directors aren't trained to handle................IF you needed open heart surgery, would you want the student or the experienced surgeon? Why would you trust your most important day to anyone but the expert?
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