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Samantha Yuill · Married on 01/06/2019
Easy Going, Extremely Helpful, Creative & Organized
Grace was an absolute dream to work with. When we were looking for a planner, we set up a few meet & greet meetings, and Grace's friendly easy-going vibe suited us well. She was always really easy to get in contact with, meet in person, and most importantly she was very, very, helpful! Throughout the planning process, Grace was able to direct me to different venues and vendors to consider. In our meetings, we would run through all the different aspects to consider our wedding day and she kept us on track! Whatever idea's we had she helped us incorporate them. Grace also did our florals and we had an idea to do gold hoops on a wall of the venue and she found a way to make it happen. She was also able to supply us with candles and other décor items. For our rehearsal at the venue, she took charge and made sure everyone knew what they were doing. On our wedding day, she only came up to me with a question when we had a guest show up who wasn’t on the list that we had come as a last-minute substitution! We forgot to give Grace pens to sign our guestbook and she figured it out and we didn’t even realize until the next day. All of our guests loved the floral arrangements she did and told us they lasted a long time! She also took a bunch of our décor home on our wedding night and held on to it until after our honeymoon. Highly recommend Grace – she will help you get to you big day and make sure it goes off just as you both planned!Sent on 05/07/2019
Melissa Mok · Married on 28/09/2019
We had the wedding of our dreams!
We came across Express Yourself Weddings via Wedding Wire when we were looking to book a month- of-wedding coordinator for our wedding last September. We made an inquiry through the website and Grace responded promptly and proposed we meet for a consultation. When we met her in person and explained our vision, we were impressed by her professionalism and enthusiasm. During the meeting she offered us her suggestions and pointed out certain aspects to think about which we wouldn’t have otherwise considered before. It’s all in the details! My husband and I left that meeting more confident and with more assurance that we were on the right track.Sent on 03/01/2020
During the months leading up to our wedding, we would correspond with Grace via email if we had any questions, and she would always respond quickly and even provided us vendor referrals where we got stuck. Several weeks before our wedding we had a couple of meetings with Grace to finalize our plans; she prepared a very detailed itinerary for us and was patient with the numerous revisions we made to it! One aspect about our wedding that had us very anxious was the chance of rain on our wedding day. It was so important for us to have our ceremony outdoors and we had planned around that with respect to our floral and décor choices. Our venue had a strict policy about rain, and if there was to be any rain on the day of the wedding, the ceremony would have to be relocated indoors. As luck would have it, it did rain that morning however after several tough conversations with our venue, Grace convinced our venue to allow us to proceed as planned with our outdoor ceremony! Grace’s tenacity enabled us to have the wedding of our dreams, and for that we have so much gratitude for her looking out for our interests. And to top it off, she was very kind to offer to pack up some of our décor items so we wouldn’t have as much to tear down at the end of the night. We are so very thankful for Grace going the extra mile for us – if you are looking for a wedding planner, be sure to consider Express Yourself Weddings as Grace did an outstanding job! We highly recommended her services!
Stephanie Sferrazza · Married on 07/10/2018
Amazing Month of Coordinator!
If any couples are in the market for a month of coordinator, I highly recommend Grace. My biggest regret was not hiring her for full coordination! She is simply amazing. We got married in October 2018 at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge. While the venue and staff are very organized, we felt we needed someone to help us out mostly with decor/placement and some last minute items to keep us sane during the weeks leading up to the wedding. I am so happy we went with Grace. She truly went above and beyond for my husband and I. She was responsive, very easy to deal with, and amazing at staying calm under pressure. Grace helped us enormously when faced with a bit of a challenge between our venue and florist, I can not thank her enough for taking that extra bit of stress out of our lives (only 2 weeks before the wedding!).
Grace and her assistant were there on the day of to handle any last minute stresses (luckily nothing major came up) and they set up our room beautifully.
Grace also does florals and full coordination which I would recommend looking into - you will not be disappointed!!Sent on 29/10/2018
Nicole · Married on 22/09/2018
My husband and I are so grateful we found Grace! At first, we thought we wouldn't need a planner but as it got closer to the day we realized there were many things we didn't know how we were going to pull off. When we first met with Grace, she went over all the ways she would ensure our day ran smoothly. Immediately after our meeting my husband said, "we have to hire her!" He was right. Grace helped immensely in the month leading up to our wedding from planning out our timeline for the day and coordinating with all our vendors, she was professional, knowledgeable, patient, and extremely organized! She was always very responsive with all our emails in an extremely timely manner and kept us informed of everything along the way. On the day of our wedding, she made us feel so at ease, she kept us on schedule throughout the night but also reminded us to enjoy every second. Our day was absolutely amazing and a huge part of that is thanks to Grace. Her genuine care and passion to her job showcases in all she does. No matter what, she is there ready to take action! My expectations were completely surpassed, to anyone contemplating, I guarantee you Grace will not disappoint! Thank you, Grace for all you hard work, it is truly appreciated!Sent on 04/12/2018
Natasha · Married on 11/08/2018
I'm not sure where to even begin. Our wedding was on August 11th, 2018 at District28. After being very disappointed with a previous planner from a top wedding planning company in Toronto, we made the decision to cut ties and take our money elsewhere. My husband and I knew with our hectic work schedules and the stresses of planning the rest of our wedding we needed someone to help with the month-of planning. I was in a panic as I had called quite a few places and there were so many planners already booked for our wedding date. Then, I came across Grace and after my initial phone conversation with her, I had a sense of ease and reassurance that I never got with our previous planner. We wanted to make sure our planner was organized, responded to emails and texts in a timely manner, be focused, and had passion in wanting everything to look and run as smoothly as possible, as if it were their own wedding. Grace definitely exceeded this! She was so organized, professional, and eased any stresses we had leading up to our big day. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. Our wedding wouldn't have gone as smoothly and stress free as it did if it weren't for her. She put together our entire day-of wedding timeline, which was so detailed and organized. This helped us tremendously so we weren't stressing on how our day would go, hour to hour and minute to minute.Sent on 16/09/2018
On top of her amazing wedding planning skills, she is also a very talented florist! It was like having a one stop shop for my florals, decor set-up/take-down and planner all in one! Her prices are reasonable and fair. She makes sure to stay within the budget you give her and will also make suggestions on how you can save a little bit of money on your florals and decor. I always felt she had our best interest at heart when it came to spending our money wisely but still getting what we envisioned. I absolutely loved my bouquet and all of the floral arrangements she did for our head table, arch, centerpieces, etc. It was even more beautiful than we expected! Additionally, she was able to put together all of the decor that I had either rented or bought, making our ceremony and reception look amazing without any guidance from me. She made our wedding look so romantic and rustic and it turned out exactly how we envisioned it. We had so many compliments on our florals, decor, and how amazing Grace was during the entire wedding. We highly recommend Grace to anyone out there planning a wedding who may be overwhelmed, stressed and unsure where to begin with the planning process. Grace will take you under her wing and guide you through everything. You will blink and everything will be taken care of. :)
Jessica Off · Married on 21/07/2018
Grace needs to be part of your special day!
I originally didn't think I needed a month-of coordinator...boy was I wrong. From the initial phone call, where Grace brought up things I hadn't even thought of...to the multiple last-minute phone calls, emails etc...she went above and beyond. She connected with all my vendors individually, answered ALL my emails/calls/text promptly and professionally, and provided tons of insight on how the day should be run efficiently. Unfortunately there was a number of catering/venue issues (outside of Grace's control)- and Grace assisted with this even after her 'month of' service was finished.Sent on 09/07/2019
TIP- Ask her about her floral design! Everyone was SO impressed with the florals/decor.
Ellen Micallef · Married on 07/07/2018
Thank you Grace!
My husband and I could not be more grateful to have had Grace as our "month-of-coordinator" for our wedding. She was so on top of everything, made sure everyone was going to be where they needed to be when they needed to be, which really took off so much stress from us since our venue was very much a 'blank slate' so there were lot's of moving parts. There were several times we said to each other "Thank god we have Grace" because we really don't know what we would have done without her.Sent on 29/07/2018
On the day of our wedding, Grace handled several difficult situations with a calm and collected approach, often we didn't even know there had been an issue until later when it had already been solved! Even after the wedding Grace continued to assist us with a few loose ends we had to tie up.
Would absolutely work with Grace again and would recommend her again and again.
Adriana Bullock · Married on 29/09/2017
Where do I even begin? Grace was a GODSEND to me while planning my September 2017 wedding. I felt like my Fiance and I had things pretty well done up until the last month and a half when I started to get overwhelmed by all the little, final details of the day. I didn't know where to focus my energy and it was becoming harder to keep track of everything I needed to get done (and this is considering I had a very organized and very involved Fiance planning this wedding with me!) We were both starting to feel the pressure of our demanding jobs and the wedding. Enter Grace. She met with us and instantly her calm and gentle nature put us at ease, we knew we were in good hands. She took account of everything we had done and what was left to do and then formulated a plan with us to execute the final details. With a plan in motion and some of the responsibilities taken off my plate, I felt immediate ease, things became a lot more manageable. We worked with her to create the timeline of the day, and she took care of communicating with the venue to ensure everyone was on the same page. Grace handled the communication with all our other vendors, picked up rental items, the flowers and even attended our rehearsal dinner the night before to review the plan and make sure we were feeling good. I should also mention she was always responsive to all of our emails/texts and provided updates on all conversations with vendors/venue in a way that kept us informed, but not overwhelmed. She genuinely wanted to make sure everyone was happy and stress-free. Our wedding day came and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. Literally everything went exactly how we wanted, or better. Everything Grace had handled for us was perfect and she was even there until the bitter end to help take down the venue and ensure everything got picked up. I can't imagine that our wedding would have gone as smoothly without Grace, my expectations were completely surpassed by her professionalism and talent. Grace, thank you so much for everything you did for us - you are amazing.Sent on 09/11/2017
Chantel Amato · Married on 08/09/2017
Grace was absolutely amazing. I could not have found a planner more perfect and exceptional. Grace was there for every step of the planning process and was always available when we needed her. She is extremely dedicated to her craft and is super attentive. Our experience with Grace was amazing - our wedding went off without a single issue and it is all thanks to Grace. The night of the wedding I locked myself out of the air bnb my husband and I were to stay at and Grace made sure to get us back in in a timely manner. She went above and beyond for us and we cannot thank her enough. If you are looking for someone who will make your wedding planning a dream, book with Grace. Our day was on a very tight schedule as we had an evening ceremony with a reception followed immediately after. It was also a Friday night in downtown Toronto during TIFF and the travel and timing issues we were worried about became non existent. She thought of everything and ensured that we arrived on time with plenty of time to relax and get ready for our big moment. During our meetings Grace was always to the point and very informative - she was honest and knowledgeable. She works with all of your vendors to create a timeline of your day which is also provided to you. Overall, her personality is a GIRL BOSS - she is loving, happy and compassionate, but gets the job done correctly and doesn't let anyone take advantage of you.Sent on 17/09/2017
Kim Barrera · Married on 17/07/2016
Grace is such a great event planner! Everything was Parisian themed with lots of pink and rose gold. So beautiful! Everything was planned out so perfectly. She thought of every detail from the decor down to the menu. Such great memories :) Thank youuu!!!! ♥Sent on 14/09/2017