Veronica and her staff were awesome. My wedding turned out amazing and I have to give her credit for much of it. She met with multiple times before for the wedding, and was available any time I called/emailed during the planning process (even though I specifically hired her for day of planning). She gave me helpful advice on how to manage vendors and even joined me during most of my vendor meetings. On the day of my wedding, I felt completely comfortable with leaving all of the details to her. Usually I micromanage everything, but she was always 2 steps ahead of me. I could not have made it through my big day without Veronica! I would definitely recommend her for any special event.
Nikiya & Assad
Veronica was absolutely incredible. If you want to be as stress free as possible during your wedding planning, do yourself a favor and hire her!! She was worth every penny and more. She was on top of every detail and constantly updating me on the timeline to make sure everything was in order and got done on time. The week of the wedding I really had nothing left to do! I could not recommend her more. She also made my mom feel at ease which was very important to me. My wedding day was amazing, and I owe it all to her.
Lauren & John
BRIDE'S TO BE, do yourself a favor and Hire a wedding planner especially if it's VERONICA !!!! I do not even know where to begin. Veronica is absolutely amazing. I had originally hired another planner and designer, however after meeting with them they decided that they could not fit me into their schedule. At first I was pissed, but I am so glad that they did. Veronica was even better than any planner/designer I could have expected (even better than the other I had met with). I was hesitant to even hire a planner since I was planning on a tight budget, but since I was so busy I decided that it would be worth the investment. IT WAS WORTH IT!! We set up a time to meet, and I showed her pictures of some of the ideas that I had. She would quickly let me know if it was something that she thought would work for the space, or if my imagination was getting ahead of me. She met me at all my venue locations, and went to almost every vendor appointment I had. She handled all the little details, and findings vendors if I still needed something. She coordinated everything with them (meetings, going over pricing, etc), and my wedding party. Unlike the first designer I had met with, Veronica quickly picked up on my vision!! She took care of any problems that came up that day, and made sure we stayed on our wedding timeline. She was patient with me and my families craziness the day of, and leading up to the wedding. She also followed up after the wedding. Veronica went above and beyond in planning and assisting in designing my wedding. If you are looking for a great planner, Veronica is the best. I cannot say enough great things about her!! I do not know how I would have made it through without her. Don't take the chance on hiring a planner that wont see (or choose to ignore) your vision, and will let you down on your big day! Hire Veronica who will not disappoint!!
Kristin & Rafael
Like almost all brides planning a wedding, I was completely lost and overwhelmed during the last few months leading up to our wedding day. I found Exquisitely Designed on the knot and reached out to see how they can help. Veronica met with me shortly after and I immediately knew she was the one who I wanted to help me during this stressful time. I was able to talk to her about everything and felt like she was a good friend I was meeting for lunch. Veronica continued to show her expertise over the next few months during every meeting and was able to assure me that everything would work out perfect on our wedding day. She took the time to come to the venue and see how everything was going to be set up on the wedding day. Veronica also came to the rehearsal to meet the wedding party and gave us all detailed timelines that were even colored with our wedding colors!! She had all the important phone numbers and times for the entire day so we would all know exactly what to expect!! On our wedding day, Veronica checked with me first thing in the morning and continued to be my best friend throughout the day! She did all the decorating of the Church and even sent me pictures while I was getting ready. It was such a relief knowing she was there making our day so perfect!! Once she sent me down the aisle, her staff stayed, but she went directly to the venue to start setting up over 100 centerpieces for us. Veronica also even took the time to wrap every napkin with ribbon and a charm that I wanted done at the last minute, but just didn't have the time! When we got to the venue, everything looked absolutely perfect! She set the place up beyond our expectations and put together items to make the place look picture perfect!! Throughout the night she continued to check on us and make sure all of our needs were met. She kept all of our important dances and speeches moving along so we could get the party started and dance all night, which was exactly what we wanted!! She even spent hours at the end of the night packing up all of our items!! Veronica is a life saver!! She is by far the best at her job. I have been to weddings with planners and have never seen someone so involved and professional. She makes a point to introduce herself to everyone and she is such a pleasure to talk to. All of my family and friends absolutely loved her!! Not only would I recommend her, but I would say she is an absolute necessity for anyone planning a wedding. She is very reasonably priced and goes above and beyond what others are willing to do for the same rate. If you have any doubt about needing a planner, you will definitely be more than satisfied if you chose Exquisitely Designed.... Veronica is absolute MUST!!! Thanks again for everything!!
Carrie & John
Veronica was so amazing throughout the wedding planning process. It was her quick response and impeccable organization that set her apart from all others. Her flexibility was also commendable; even with all the last minute changes she still managed to respond quickly. Our wedding was made possible all thanks to her, beginning with reviewing our contracts, contacting our vendors, creating a timeline, leading the rehearsal, setting up the tables the day of and all the other wonderful behind-the-scenes work she took on. She played an an integral part in orchestrating the entire day! We cannot thank here enough for making our wedding day truly incredible.
Jennie & Phil
Veronica did a fabulous job! I work a lot and therefore needed a lot of help in order to be able to have the type of wedding that my husband and I wanted. She was very organized, professional and accommodating. She would put together tables and timelines, send me reminders, run errands, set up vendor meetings, and countless other things to make our lives easier while planning our moderate sized wedding (which started off small, but so much for that).. She would basically be my "wedding brain" which allowed my husband and I to still be functional in our regular life. I am very forgetful and Veronica would make sure I was up-to-date on things that needed to be done so I wouldn't fall behind. And although I'm sure I had to be very frustrating at times she never let on and was always nice, flexible and even tempered. We would not have been able to put together such a beautiful and amazing day without Veronica's efficient services. She comes highly recommended!!!
Althea & Briant
Veronica was my Day-Of coordinator for my wedding in October 2015, though her services were not limited to just those busy 24 hours. We met months before and discussed my vision for the day. A few weeks before the big day we began building the day, and working out the kinks in the timeline. Veronica was always available via text or email, phone calls too. She even went to the walk through at the venue in Streator, IL about a month before the wedding. Veronica also ran my rehearsal, running through the ceremony and directed everyone where to go. On the day of, she transported my cake and all of my decor to the venue, setting up everything for me. I planned all the ideas and decor, and she executed them. She was invaluable to me enjoying my day.
She gave her contact info to everyone in my wedding party, made herself available, stressing to everyone NOT to call me. LOL. All the while, she carried herself with a professional air, though down to earth when reacting to my crazy family and friends. And as I got buzzed throughout the night from all the champagne, she made sure I stuck to the timeline in a gentle way. She's great. I have to say also her prices are very competitive against the several other planners and coordinators I interviewed.
Hayley & Ryan