Gold Events LLC-Samantha Goldberg & Co
My son's bar mitzvah was set over the top with the help of Samantha!!!
I was so lucky to be able to have worked with Samantha and recieved her experience and expertise when selecting both photographer and videographer. Her contacts are amazing and enlightened me into how the trends have changed and literally blew us away. She helped turn a wonderful day into truly a treasured memory and for that I will always be gratefull. Always eager to help and do more she is a true pleasure to work with and a true professional. Thank You Thank You Thank YOU!!! You truly made our day!!!
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Helene!! I want the photos!! Inna said you were in tears! Will you allow for her to share a book so I can show off the Mitzvah services we offer etc...I just started asking for the Mitzvahs lol about time right?....Eddie I am sure wiill give me a video..Cannot wait...Sent'an email about the FAM trip..lets chat after holidays ? XX for the review I am so happy you were happy! I need to send you info again about my first tour in Canada..Toronto First weekend in March and Calgary would be next Maybe April?..Need a hotel..Hiton obviously offered at n/c as it's a sales seminiar..If I speak about different locations can you help me?? HH
I have to say, I am very impressed with the service and professionalism I received from Samantha and her team for my wedding in September. I will be recommending them to my friends that are getting married in 2012. Thanks so much again for the best day I could have imagined.
Hiring Samantha was the worst decision we made while planning our wedding. Due to her constantly being sick and never having a backup, she was very unresponsive and impossible to get a hold of. We went through numerous "Senior Planners" within her company because her staff kept quitting. A month before our wedding 90% of our punch list was not completed and we were scrambling to pull everything together. A wedding planner is supposed to ensure a smooth planning process and we received the exactly opposite. Don't let her 'fool' with her sales pitch that she can work low-budget weddings. She has you sign a contract and then pushes you aside for more expensive clients. She claims she doesn’t accept vendor commissions - ha! It was recorded she took in over $20K in vendor commissions from ONE florist last year. Lies lies and more lies. She definitely put on a good act - I will say that. My husband and I had a gorgeous wedding but it was no thanks to Samantha!
12/22/11: The below posting from Samantha is completely false. The length to which she goes to justify her case only validates our initial review.
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Post was condensed not for reasons other than to give recognition and staying factual.
The current post remains under investigation (legal department at SG, shared with Wed Wire they're aware) along with staff and vendors.
Lauren, fails to admit she knows we have inhouse legal. They are present mainly to protect our clients from contracts & limited rights.
I truly believe we work w/ some of the best vendors in the country. Based on the reviews, our clients share the same thoughts. Is inhouse legal needed? In some cases, it is. I'm lucky to afford this service which is not extra for the clients that work with us. It's a complimentary service. Even my very own contract has areas to protect the client.
Lauren Gussis, has described her "experience" as being unpleasant, the information contained in her email, is not consistent with reviews anywhere.
Factual information regarding embezzlement, plagiarism and stolen property are just not actions one can prevent. It happened to us. It also happened to Lauren.
I could assume Mrs Gussis might be upset over the relationship which was terminated (whether SG or employee leaving) no relevance to what she chose to rate SG- Co. She is also rating our advice and guidance with every vendor "I" personally recommended as well. Do the right thing and at least thank these vendors that made such a beautiful wedding without me. They basically handed their services to you, it's the least you can do.
I think the budget statement, you need to let that one go. I have clients with less than you, and it's their own funds...not like youself, who had mommy pay.
Remember, accusations and fact are very much like oil and vinegar. They don't mix well...They won't mix ever based on structure. Fact.
Being accused publicly of "kickbacks" is an opinion, ask any vendor we have here. If you were to see what type of disc they offered Lauren, it's unheard of. No mention she was given a program that was not a specific package..It was clearly stated what my staff was to provide & myself. Not one person had neglected to do what was signed. Don't miss 3-6 emails daily on my end alone (staff having more), were more than a client's budget 15x more than you. That fact alone shows I personally care about everyone we work with regardless of the investment.
You fail to share I left the hospital against orders after surgery, to come home, treat her to dinner- sit for over 3.5 hours discussing songs she should dance to or design ideas that were not of an emergency. I felt after losing an employee due to listed, this was of merit. The very next day, I had to return back to the hospital due to reasons I was asked to stay. While I'm upset with Lauren at the moment, I would have done this for anyone-will never stop this empathic mode for a more deserving client.
Look at the reviews, they are consistent with what I am "preaching".
The comment below was a collaboration from our team-clients whom emailed us when this post was public...Not from me.
"We wish Mrs. Goldberg a speedy recovery and hope that these issues will teach other vendors to stand firm on their own agreements. Mrs. Goldberg has been rated for many years with Wedding Wire and various forms of rating systems"
There are no similarities of neglect, not truthful information or accusations of taking money from a vendor who remains nameless.
Since you have failed to thank those I sugggested and personally neogtiated with I will for you.
I thank Open Aire for their genreous discount of the per person rate- asking for only 1/2 of the fee for Lauren's ask of a "Clear" tent top and sparkle lights". Larry Ott is an amazing person & vendor who was and still is one of the most generous people I have ever met. Thank you to Eddie of Stix Productions (Video) who based on my ask in Feb to give Lauren a package that was over $1500 of a discount. I thank Laura Madden and Merri Makers which was Lauren Gussis org venue for not only allowing her to cancel the contract, but not charging her for anything at all. I did not want to ask that of you, as you are such an incredible caterer who has always accomodated my staff -myself w/ a more than fair way of saying "affordable". TY to Marty of Romanza (Ceremony music, who not only sent an email stating I was the one who suggested the service but gave a generous discount as Lauren's budget was limited). TY to "Flowerful Events" for trying to meet with Lauren, and being mocked, critiqued due to your dudilgence and asking for information about her wedding date as all vendors do. I am very sorry she said the things she did such as "you were a joke" or incompetent, I have reviews below that will smother this comment you are TRULY amazing; I thank you for even meeting w/ her.
I would like to thank "Dave Nase of NJ Best DJ's" who was/ and hope still is a fan of mine, generous along w/ being a true friend successful is an understatement Dave..I have chosen not to list what was done w/ this specific vendor due to the planner who stole my pride, trust- funds+...I truly am sorry Dave, you did not deserve this. With the exception of Makeup/Hair..and last products of items place cards etc..we gave Lauren 100% and more. I am 100% confident that I did above an beyond for this client.
Lauren, I think America is smart enough to know, a designer, as public as I am, would never leave a bride with 90% of a punch list just weeks before their wedding. You forgot to mention you did not pay us what we were owed. Lauren asked for a refund on everything that she was charged with my attention 100% of the time Feb-Aug 14th (along with Erica)..She seems to forget the small amount of money that was paid, was given as hourly to those who worked for you. Legally, you do owe us. I'm asking you to pay the balance of over $1000 to a charity of your audience's choice..You may take my little interaction as you call it and keep it, BUT, the balance, I want donated to a better cause than to fight with you over an amount that will bring good to one who was dealt the wrong cards in life.
Both Samantha Goldberg and her team are AMAZING!! I first saw Sam on "Whose Wedding is it Anyway." Her spunky, fun, and perfectionist attitude made me and instant fan! Sam and her team made our wedding a dream come true with attention to every detail that I could not have imagined. Sam was patient with me and took the time to understand me and understand what I loved and what I did not like. This was very important to me because during the month before our wedding, I knew I could trust Sam with making decisions regarding colors, flowers, patterns, linens, etc. From her warmth and energy during our first meeting, to her structured yet flexible attitude the week of our wedding, Sam was by our side every step of the wedding planning process. She designed our menus, place cards, basically everything. I am a type-A personality but I knew I could trust Sam with our wedding. Letting go allowed Sam's creativity and magic to shine and everyone was beyond impressed at our wedding reception. When I think of our wedding, I still get emotional because it was truly a dream. Because Sam took control of our wedding, my husband and I were able to enjoy our wedding day and truly take in everything that was happening around us. We can't thank Sam enough for making this possible. Most brides look back on their wedding and think about things they would have done differently. There is NOTHING we would do differently thanks to Samantha Goldberg :) There is a false assumption that wedding planners are expensive. Sam is not. She works within EVERY budget to make your wedding day amazing :) Sam and her team are all amazing people and our wedding would not be the same if it was not for them. We cannot thank them enough. I would recommend Sam and her team to everyone :)
Andrea, Lacey, Carla, Alison were all so amazing. Even though Lacey left the company in the middle of planning my daughter's wedding she did a great job in the beginning, putting me in contact with fabulous vendors that helped us stay on budget including a great price on room blocks. All the last minute glitches Andrea was fantastic and Carla, and the intern Alison were so helpful on the day of as well. I 'm creative and enjoyed being involved with my daughter's weddings. My younger daughter lives out of state and there were many health issues with the grandparents coupled with my demanding job. pulling off the wedding she wanted and staying close to budget could never have been accomplished without Gold Events!!!! Even though I spoke to Samantha once on the phone my only regret is that my daughter and I never had the chance to meet her in person as she had health issues. We did communicate via email and I know she would be proud of how her assistants helped with my daughter's wedding.
I met Samantha and her phenomenal team last December. I had seen her on TV and was very impressed with her work. I could tell from TV that she would be a fun, amazing person to work with. I was right. My wedding ended up being even more fabulous than I could ever imagined. I worked and met with Sam, Carla and Andrea several times over the past 11 months. We were in contact all the time. I always felt I could pick up the phone or send an email and one of them would get right back to me. When I was stressed out with our venue they would call and deal with the issues. They really put my mind to ease.
Since I was getting married in the Poconos and I am from Delaware, I wanted vendor recommendations in the area. Sam knows great people. DJ Mike Narvaez, Eddie Aghahowa(Video), Lisa(A Touch of Elegance flowers), Visions Lighting & Sound, and NJphotobooth were excellent to work with. Sam also designed my programs, menu cards and caramel apple place cards. Carla and Andrea also spent so much time helping me pick out our invitations and getting them out to our guests timely.
At the reception, I got so many compliments from my guests on all the little details. The flowers and decor design was so unique and elegant. When they took us into the room for the reveal, it took my breathe away. I really appreciate all their hard work. I had the best 4 days of my life. They really did a fantastic job taking care of my Husband and I. After the reception Carla, Andrea, and Alison helped pack everything up and take it to my room, while we went and enjoyed the after party. Thanks girls for staying and helping my sister out. Muah!!!
I can't thank Sam and your team enough, they really went above and beyond for me and made sure everything was perfect for us. You guys are the best!! I always felt confident that they would take care of everything. I am very detail oriented and I didn't have to stress about anything. I truly feel so blessed to have had them there making our day so special. I knew they cared so much about me and would make it look beautiful.
Hiring a wedding planner is definitely an added cost but Sam and her team will make it worth every penny. I would definitely recommended this fabulous team of planners. I feel so lucky to have met them, it was like working with family. My wedding would never have been as beautiful as it was without them. Samantha and her team are beautiful people with amazing ideas and visions. Thank you girls, I will never forget all that you did for me. xoxo
From the warmth and energy of our initial consultation through their tireless support up until the last minute of our reception's final dance, Samantha Goldberg & Co were by our side every step of the way along the path of what was a truly amazing experience. Having recently moved out of state, we were looking for some help to take some of the weight off our backs since our wedding was to be held so far from our current home. While we expected a helping hand, or perhaps even a dose of vendor recommendations, never did we imagine the degree of passion and zeal that Samantha's staff would pour into our event, almost as if it was the one and only event on their minds. Specifically, our lead planner, Jayme Knast was a true professional and displayed an amazing ability to bring peace and calm to the wedding, from the planning up through the execution. Having come to Samantha herself with only a loose and general concept of the design elements we wanted for our event, she took the reigns with excitement and gusto, and within just a short meeting we had the entire plan prepared for not only florals, but for most every other design item as well! (The pep and vigor she brings to the table made the experience almost like watching her namesake from the TV show 'Bewitched' wiggle her nose and 'Voila!' ---ALL DONE, beautiful and truly one of a kind to boot!) Taking her cues, in what seemed to be a very harmonious family-like working environment, Jayme went promptly to work lining up suppliers and vendors with all the detail and precision of a Swiss watch. Even amidst a couple late changes in the event timing and logistics, Jayme was always on pace to ensure that our needs were promptly met and we always felt like we really mattered to her, as both clients and people. Jayme was such a pleasure to work with, and made the entire lead-up to the wedding so much easier for us, with the actual day being simply perfect; every element of the design was breathtaking and the execution of each portion of the day was flawless. We had not a care in the world, other than to enjoy our special day--and we owe this greatly to all the exceptional planning, labors and insight that Jayme brought to the process. We would wholeheartedly recommend her to any friends or family in need of a planning consultant for a wedding or any other event for that matter.
Both Carla and Jayme rock. They made the day beautiful and took the time to make sure every detail was on point as well as fulfill my wishes. I would definately use them again for another event. My day had a light feeling to it and the colors, flowers and decors were simple yet sophisticated. All the vendors that they work with are just a delight and are very professional. I will never forget my wedding, it was such a beautiful day and I had the time off my life. my husband felt that all the hard work and time vested was worth. I wish all the brides out there all the joy that I felt and more and know that these girls made it all happen. Thanks a million
There was some confusion in the beginning (someone else was handling our wedding) but once Jayme took over everything worked out ;)
Jayme and Nicole were wonderful, a pleasure to work with, and helped to make our wedding day stress and worry free! On the day of, they made sure everything went as planned and all our vendors were in sync so that our day ran smoothly. The only thing we had to do and really wanted most of all was to truly enjoy our day without having to worry about all the details -- especially after all the time and labor invested in preparation for the big day! And because of the team at Samantha Goldberg & Co., we were able to accomplish this. Also, the vendors they recommended were wonderful and helped to make our wedding day one that we and our guests will never forget. For wedding planning services, especially if you’re on a budget - I would definitely recommend Samantha Goldberg and Co.
I don't even know where to start..
Samantha and her team was SO helpful!!! I recommend them 100% to anyone who's considering getting a wedding planner... make sure you hire someone with experience, and class like Samantha Goldberg! She helped us negotiate with vendors, found us the perfect florist only a couple of days before the wedding! (Sure wouldn't have been able to do it on my own)! Even when we had trouble with vendors, she would always find a way to make me laugh, and I knew that everything would be okay, and IT WAS PERFECT! Without Sam, Carla & Jayme (the planners she assigned to me), my wedding would have literally been a disaster. They were the glue that held together my wedding, and not to mention my sanity! I honestly don't know what I would have done without them. They're very attentive, and listened to all the details I told them about for my wedding (see my bio for inspiration vs. reality pics!). She designed my flowers in ways that only an artist could. She blew my mind away! She has such talent that can only be described by just seeing what she does. I don't even know how to describe it in words. I don't know how to thank them enough for everything that they have done for me. They were truly a godsend! Thank you Samantha for appointing me my 2 wonderful wedding planners, Carla & Jayme! I couldn't have done it without her! I unhesitatingly recommend her! <3
If any bride is looking the the most perfect wedding planner you must go with Samantha Goldberg and her staff! I wrote an emotional email to her a few months ago about wanting her to plan our wedding and the next day I received a response that changed everything! My father has pancreatic cancer and my future husband was going to deploy early. Samantha explained to me about her organization called the "Dream Team" and they really are the Dream Team. Any questions that I had were immediately answered by Samantha or someone from her staff. We did everything over email and I put so much trust in her making the decisions and I am so glad that I did. David and I had the most amazing wedding and every detail was just breathtaking! Samantha made sure that I had everything that I needed and she was so amazing to work with. She and her staff have such a heart and because of her my father was able to walk me down the aisle and made my dream come true!
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Elizabeth, I don't know what to say. You are just an amazing woman and I am so honored that you reached out to us to assist with this special day. Despite the issues we couldn't not control, I hope you are able to remmeber that the one you really wanted the blessing from was with you 100%. Live is funny as you just never know when the people in your life are going to be 10 years from now. Cherishing each day like it could be the last..and staying int he moment. I am so proud of you. You have much going on and i want you to know that while planning I was your partner in crime, you now have over 30 professionals that have also been touched by an amazing family. Dave is a wonderful man and he is going to take care of you I have no doubt about it. Please stay in contact with us about your stepdad and you and Dave. I hope you will come back to NY and spend some time with us when you do! xoxox Sam
It was definitely fate that I worked with Samantha!! I was struggling with planning my wedding, I just couldn't find a place that I liked, and independently from one another, my sister and I called and set up appointments for me to meet, and finally Samantha put it together that we were calling for the same wedding!! I was so lucky to have her as my planner. I was in my first year of grad school and sooo stressed out, so adding a wedding on top of everything was nearly unbearable until I found Samantha, she and her team not only made my wedding possible, but made it beautiful. I couldn't have asked for more!! It was an amazing night, thanks to her!! :)
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Hey Holly! It was def fate! How crazy is that your sister calling me and setting a meeting and you an hour later setting a meeting with Lacey! It was such a pleasure working with you! I hope you stay in touch as we are neighbors. Keep an eye open for a mag with someone's wedding being featured from the Bernards Inn :) xoxoox Please send my best to your family! Still cannot get Holly Hobby and her sister Heather out of my head lol..xoox
I can't speak highly enough about Samantha and her team. There is not an aspect of the planning process they have not assisted us with - from finding us a beautiful catering hall that works within our budget, negotiating prices with our vendors and designing the most beautiful room design and table centerpieces for our big day. They will work with your budget, will follow up with your vendors and answer any question you may have. They have provided peace of mind through out this entire planning process and I would recommend them to everyone getting married; especially for brides like myself who normally take control of every situation - hand over the reigns and enjoy your wedding planning without the stress & anxiety!
Samantha and team are great to work with! They were extremely professional, detail oriented and quality services. When it comes to asking for an opinion and/or a reality check (esp. when it comes to budgets) they will tell you exactly what you need to hear. They services cover everything you'll ever need or want for planning an event from start to finish. Their partnerships and recommendations for vendors made our event planning easy and affordable. No detail went over looked, no phonecall/email unanswered. Samantha designed the most beautiful centerpieces, menus, ambiance for our wedding - words just can not describe. She really captured the personalities of my husband and myself and really brought them to life for our affair. Having Samantha and her team manage our wedding from beginning to end provided peace of mind through out the whole process... if you ask my husband and I what the services are worth - PRICELESS!
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Stacy and Chuck it was YOU who made the process easy and fun! You know how much I enjoy making people laugh as this can be so stressful. I am so glad this was an event that you will remember. Even though you guys are Mr and Mrs beautiful I see you as a couple that copliments whatever you touch. I see you and I staying in contact and you bets be calling me for the baby shower..I have ideas already and I sure hope it's a girl..You know we must use feathers :) xoxo I miss you both Love to you..
Samantha and her team are absolutely amazing. If it were not for them and their constant help before and during my wedding, it would not have been half as wonderful. I recommend Samantha's services to anyone with good taste and high expectations!
I absoutley loved working with Samantha and her team. Our wedding day was seamless and more than we could have ever asked for. She knew exactly what I was looking for and was able to take my vision and turn it into a beautiful day, which I could have never done without her. I would highly recommed Samantha and her team.
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We are sorry to hear that you were not happy. We try our best to work with each client as if they were our only client. It would have been helpful to hear that you were unhappy immediately after your event instead of almost 2 years later. Your planners did everything with-in the guidelines. If we were a part of your day from the beginning, you would not have been so unhappy with your vendors. We could have directed you to professionals that we know deliver results. We wish you and your husband the very best.
Samantha and her team were wonderful. We decided to plan our wedding in six months and with Sam's help, it was practically stressfree! I was able to enjoy the planning process and most of all my wedding. All the vendors she recommended were A+. She made planning fun and her team always made me feel like I was the only bride they had. Sam is an excellent planner and I highly recommend her services.
I cannot say enough about Samantha and her team! I had dreamt that my wedding coule be a fairy tale but I never thought it would actually become a reality until I met Samantha! Her work was exquisite and imaginative. Her dedication to our wedding never faltered from start to finish. We could have never done our wedding without Samantha and her team of planners. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
It sounds like under the right circumstances working with Samantha can be a great experience. Unfortunately for us or experience was dreadful. I will say that once we decided to part ways with Samantha, the vendors she recommended made the experience and the last minute scramble bearable. While not the beautifully designed wedding I had envisioned when I hired Samantha and paid for the full package, we were lucky to still be able to salvage our wedding and have a glorious, stress free day.
While I understand that personal reasons got in the way of her ability to perform her duties, I never got a clear explanation (and am no longer interested in one), but most importantly matters were handled in the most unprofessional manner. In a business with no do-overs you need a contingency plan...and at the very least a heartfelt apology.
The one piece of advice I would give anyone...whether they choose to work with Samantha or not, is - It's your wedding, you're the client, if you are not comfortable with anything your vendor does or doesn't do, don't second guess yourself. If the matter isn't addressed to your satisfaction, move on.
Sam was great to work with and she brought a trusted group of vendors with her. I knew that all I had to do was enjoy my wedding day and everything would be taken care of. My event went off without a hitch!
From the moment that I contacted Samantha, the remainder of my wedding planning process was seamless!
With only 6 months to go until the big day, I was struggling with putting things together. Samantha took the time to meet with us, figure out exactly what we still needed to do and put us in a timeline so that we did not miss anything. She put us in contact with our Florist, Invitation printer, lighting vendor and even took the time to piece together our favors! I will never forget the moment when we walked in our reception room and saw all of Samantha's hard work put together. Other then the day itself, it was one of the best moments of my life!
Looking back on our wedding day, I cannot imagine what our wedding day would have been without Samantha! She will always have a special place our hearts!
Samantha was a great pleasure to meet and work with. She made our wedding day seamless and fantastic. My vision for the reception was very specific and she brought it to life for me. I would recommend her again and again!
I Love her!!! She made my day as beautiful as I had visioned, she brought to life my ideas so perfectly. Samantha was very energetic, detail oriented and was on top of things, her being that way was the reason for me to hire her...I needed someone like me and someone who would execute even the smallest detail or else I knew I would be stressing the whole day...she knew exactly how to calm me down and knew exactly what I wanted and visioned for my day to be. She even design my centerpieces which my guests raved so much about.
It is a rare moment when one meets someone with as much integrity, class, smarts and creativity as Samantha. Her generosity of spirit is both refreshing and unique. I was excited to work with her on a very special party that took place at the end of October 2011 and was thrilled with what she was able to execute on a short deadline. Quite frankly, after working with her closely over these last several months, I can't imagine anyone would rate this amazing woman any less than 5 stars. She goes WAY above and beyond, and I'd trust her with my life. If you want a TRUE PROFESSIONAL...look no further. Samantha will make your dreams come true. ON budget...and with good humor, to boot!
I have worked with Samantha many times and she is very professional, cares for her clients and vendors she works with. Her personality is very friendly. She is so much fun to be around!! Highly recommend Samantha and her company!!
Samantha is a wonderful vendor to work with. Her energy, confidence, and talent shines through her work. I used her services personally, and I couldn't be happier that I found, and chose to work with her. She is patient, kind, and will do whatever it takes to leave the bride as stress free as possible. She is amazing to work with, and I value her as my preferred vendor, and as a dear friend. I recommend her to anyone, you won't be disappointed.
We have worked with Samantha and her staff many time through the years and every time she never stop in amazing us with the talent and the creativity and dedication she put in every event no matter if it is a $10,000 or 100,000 wedding, great company to have as a wedding planner......
“Spectacular”…”Amazing!”…”Flawless”. These are some of the comments we hear about Sam’s events.
Her parties ALWAYS have that WOW factor. We are proud to be associated with one of the country’s top event companies; our top orchestras and bands always look forward to working with Sam and her team.
I recommend the services of Samantha Goldberg & Co to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com 214 957 2155 Dallas Calligrapher
Samantha is quite simply the cream of the crop in the planning biz. She is ideal for both the huge budget Bling Wedding and she is an expert in maximizing your value for the "Bride on a Budget". In both scenarios she helps her clients look like stars
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I love working with Samantha & her team! Not only are the professionals they are fun, talented pros! I highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to have their wedding in style!!
Samantha is a real Professional to have work for you and to work for.
Samantha Goldberg excels as a wedding planner for many reasons. She is talented, competent, efficient, caring, the list could go on; however, the one reason she stands out from other planners is because she *truly enjoys* being a wedding planner. Samantha plans weddings because she loves to do it. Combined with her love of the work, her incredible creativity allows her to plan some of the most spectacular and memorable events to grace a couple's wedding. Samantha isn't limited by her celebrity; she is still willing to work with less affluent couples, providing them with the exact same level of quality planning that she brings to her most expensive events. It isn't about what she does, but why she does it. Planning is her passion.
Samantha is the quintessential wedding planner. She takes the time to become familiar with her couples, which allows her to create their fantasy wedding - on any budget. I have worked with Samantha on many occasions, and she is a true professional - always handling the pressures of a planner under grace. Any couple would be lucky to have her on their side, knowing that their special day will be nothing short of FABULOUS!
Samantha Goldberg is truly one of the most amazing and talented wedding planners in the industry! I have been a huge fan now for many years and she always continues to amaze me with her talent. Samantha presents brides with fresh, fun, and creative ideas and always is willing to go the extra mile to make each bride happy. All of her clients walk away proud to say they hired Samantha! If you are in the New York/ New Jersey area she is your go to planner for a spectacular event!!
Love, Passion, Creativity, Perfection.... And plenty more... You will not regret hire Samantha for your wedding day...
Samantha & her team are always the consummate professionals. They excel at creating calm out of chaos, and adapting to every situation. We always know its going to be a great wedding when Gold Events is in da house!
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Much acclaimed Celebrity Event Designer and Television Personality Samantha Goldberg has operated Gold Events LLC and Samantha Goldberg and Co for over 21 years. She launched her, now highly successful, business in Chicago in late 1999 before relocating the planning offices to the East Coast after she and her husband; Andrew married and started their family.
Once a team of two, Samantha now oversees and directs a staff of 20 planners able to coordinate events all over the United States and several key destination locales. Samantha herself now dedicates her time with planning celebrity events,
private functions and her own personal appearances in support of her television career.
Samantha’s expertise is high-design; although she has an innate ability to work within any budget delivering spectacular results whether given 3 days notice or 3 years of planning. Sam’s grace-under-pressure is a testament to her quick-thinking and problem-solving abilities; not to mention the most important element in event planning, maintaining a terrific sense of humor. In any setting; celebrity, corporate or private affairs, Samantha’s winning personality puts people at ease so they can just enjoy “their moment” without the stress of handling thousands of tiny details.
With the success of her business came the attention from television networks. Samantha is currently in her 8th season with The Style Network airing in 90 countries. Sam was also tapped to do their pilot called "Whose Destination Wedding Is It Anyway" shortly renamed "Married Away," and currently being aired as reruns.
Mainstream media took notice as well and asked Samantha to share her expertise with their audiences. She is regularly featured on national news programs such as; Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, Foc News, CNBC's "On the
Money," “Geraldo at Large,” Comcast News, ABC News, NBC News, EBRU TV, Satellite TV, Good News NY Radio, among many others. Samantha herself hosts her own talk show “It’s YOUR Wedding” on the Wedding Podcast Network
the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month; where she answers questions from listeners and interviews other wedding experts.
"Savvy Samantha's Nuptials" is her regular column appearing in New Jersey’s largest newspaper, The Star Ledger. Sam shares her advice weekly with brides and grooms facing the challenges of planning a wedding, in addition she shares new trends of each bridal season. She is also a contributing editor for her own blog "Samantha Goldberg's Red Carpet Weddings" at www.bridalguide.com.
Samantha is also regularly interviewed for New Jersey Bride, Bridal Guide, Modern Bride, InStyle Weddings, The Knot, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, OK Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Courier and The Courier Post. Samantha herself and her business, Gold Events have been profiled in; The Good Life, New Jersey Countryside, The Reporter and several other publications.
What’s new? Samantha was recently asked by Party City to be their National Celebrity Spokesperson and Expert. Check out her recent work at www.partycity.com No worries, she only desgins
feather centerpieces upon ones request :)
Welcome Sassi Sammi to the market place where Samantha has designed the most couture items in the country. Items you never knew you needed!
She still continues to promote...Hilton Family Brand of hotels as their ‘celebrity spokesperson’ and author for their website Guestiquette.
Sam is excited by the future as she still remains a leader in the industry noted by several publications such as Bridal Guide, NJ Bride, New York Daily News and more..
She is a natural trend setter for one of a kind events that will blow your mind away especially when you hear that you CAN afford to work with her team. Her worked has been noted on over 1000 publications /segments and articles.
She is a ball full of energy, but she certainly is one of the few leaders in the US today who is noted by several forms of media along with her clients as being the "Best multi tasker along with exceeding expectations with every event".. She has planned/desgined over 1400 events to date!
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Start with the essential items needed to make your wedding the best it can be. It is helpful as a couple to create a "needs and wants list". Once you have completed the "needs", you may find you have extra funds to get some of the items that are above what you thought you could afford!
A planner can assist you in finding those extra funds, suggesting new methods for having the wedding of your dreams and keep you sane!
Remember most importantly to focus on your life instead of wedding planning 24/7. Not only will this save you from stress but will also strengthen your relationship!