The Perfect Fairytale
Michele has got to be the best wedding planner ever. She was there through every crisis wether it was large or small and she made life so much easier for us throughout the planning and day of. Not only is she great at her job she is one of the most caring and compassionate people we've ever met. She did everything in her power to ensure that our special day was beyond special...she even made the weather turn better!! ;) Having been to many weddings and hearing peoples stories about what went wrong or what they would change we can honestly say we had The Perfect Fairytale there truly is not a single thing we would have changed. If your looking for the best here it is!!
I would not consider having a wedding in Virginia without Michele. I got the Gem Package- to say she is worth every penny is an understatement (this coming from a student bride on govt loans). She is detailed-oriented, enthusiastic, always answered email/texts quickly, gave great advice, and really got a feel for our personalities / captured the type of wedding we wanted. I planned my wedding from the opposite coast and during law school- she took it over and transformed it, lifting away my wedding stress. Once we brought her on, I felt like everything was on track due to her incredible organizational skills. Unlike what I thought in the beginning, you cannot be both coordinator and bride, even with a smaller wedding like mine (60 ppl). Due to my budget concerns, I did my due diligence research on wedding coordinators within a 3 hour radius of my wedding (weddingwire, craigslist, and every other website you can imagine), corresponded with many, and Michele was the obvious choice. The Perfect Fairytale is the best value. She comes from Southern California where I live now, which is an area SATURATED with wedding coordinators; you have to be amazing to survive in this market. The fact that she moved to Virginia makes very lucky VA brides.. I could not recommend her enough.
Daniel and I sat down the first day we got engaged and made a list of the top 5 most important things concerning our wedding to help us with budgeting; at that point, a wedding planner wasn't on the list. We were about half way through planning when we realized we needed someone special to help us and make sure that the day of the wedding was everything we had been imagining. Well, knowing what I know now, I would have put Michele at the #1 spot on our "Top 5 Wedding Priorities" list.
I met Michele while trying on wedding dresses, and we just clicked. From the second you meet her, you love her. She is professional and organized, and though those are the two most important qualities you want in a wedding planner, it was her kind heart, soothing calmness, and true desire to make our wedding dreams come true that sets her apart from other planners. Those last three things aren't things you can learn; it's just a part of who she is. She takes pride in her career.
We hired Michele for "day-of" planning, and we are so glad we did. Daniel and I had so much fun planning our wedding and didn't find it stressful.... So we are proof that everyone will benefit from hiring Michele. Her "day-of" planning is much more than just showing up the day of your wedding and telling people where to be and what to do. She took every ounce of stress out of the last month and wedding day. The last month before your wedding is crunch time. You have to get everything organized with vendors, create a timeline, and get through your wedding day sane. Honestly, the last week I didn't have to think of anything.... She had it all ready! Daniel, our bridal party, and I laughed, played, and had a stress free day. Not once did I think of anything but the moment I was in because I trusted Michele. She is flexible to your needs and because of her we can call our wedding day the best day of our lives.
There was so much more to putting together a wedding than I anticipated. Luckily I had Michele to run to when I was overwhelmed with choosing vendors and keeping everything within our budget. She created our budget spreadsheet and showed me where we were spending and what percentage we should expect to spend on each thing. It was so nice to be able to rely on her expertise to guide me through the whole process. Michele was very organized and brought together our whole day with her detailed timeline and vendor contact list. Michele is fantastic at what she does and knowing that allowed my husband and I to just enjoy our special day.
The Perfect Fairytale was exactly what my husband and I had in mind for our special day, after all, who doesn't want the perfect wedding? Michelle made the planning feel effortless with her professional attitude and great organizational skills. She really listened to what I wanted and what I had in mind, took what I told her, and made it all come true for me. The stress over planning a wedding can quickly build up, and for me, it didn't take long before I felt overwhelmed with all of the available options there were...FOR EVERYTHING! Michelle did a wonderful job of narrowing things down to suit our tastes, our preferences, and our budget. I definitely recommend using The Perfect Fairytale as everyone's wedding planner, for us it was a lifesaver.
Michele was the Day of Coordinator for a wedding at the Kyle House and we had the opportunity to work with her! She was very well prepared, organized and just a pleasure to work with. Her bride was very happy and the vendors were too- what more could you ask for? We hope to continue working with Michele in the future.
Welcome to the wonderful world of weddings! The Perfect Fairytale knows that planning a wedding can be quite a handful for most brides and grooms, but guess what, that is what we’re here for: to alleviate your stress completely by guiding you through the planning process using our expertise and dedication to give you the perfect fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
We know that there are countless wedding planners out there, but The Perfect Fairytale truly offers something special. We give 110% of ourselves to our brides and grooms, not only from the beginning to the end of the planning process, but well into your married life as well. We consider our brides and grooms to be close friends that are near and dear to our hearts. We want you to know that we are always here for you and always treat your day as if it were our own.
Get to know Michele…
Michele’s passion and love for wedding planning began when she was a teenager. There was always something about weddings that she couldn’t seem to get enough of. She has watched every love story, and to this day, gets that special feeling that confirms her love for the industry.
Michele started her career five years ago as a day-of assistant wedding planner and then decided to start her own business and open her own company, The Perfect Fairytale, in early 2010. Holding a wedding planning certification from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, Michele has taken her education and coordinated various events with her eye for perfection and attention to detail. She truly has the greatest job in the world because she is able to do what she loves and share it with two special people on one of their most memorable days. By incorporating your ideas with Michele’s masterful imagination, a perfect dream will come true right before your eyes.