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Heidi Gruenspan & Associates

About

Heidi Gruenspan & Associates is a Thornhill-based event management company that specializes in weddings and other special occasions. Heidi started her business in 1993 and has since grown it into a team of four experienced planners that have become used to working with clients of all cultural and religious backgrounds. Whether you are searching for something themed or traditional, Heidi Gruenspan and her team will create something unique for your big day.

Services offered

Heidi Gruenspan & Associates' services include the following:

  • Meeting with selected decorator and caterer
  • Fee negotiation with vendors
  • Review of all contracts
  • Creation of detailed agenda for vendors
  • Agenda to be emailed to vendors the week before event
  • MC outline & speech outlines (provided upon request)
  • Wedding rehearsal
  • Mary Poppins emergency bag

Other services

Apart from weddings, Heidi Gruenspan & Associates also specializes in organizing:

  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah's
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversary parties
  • Promotional events
  • Other social events and special occasions

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of coordination
Full planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

Three planners.

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,850

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,850

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$2,800

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$140
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    Talia C. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Amazing wedding planning experience!

    I can't say enough amazing things about Heidi. It was an absolute pleasure working with Heidi over the past two years planning our wedding. Planning a wedding is a tough job, but planning a wedding in COVID is THAT much tougher. I honestly don't know if I could have survived planning not 1, not 2, but 3 versions of a wedding without Heidi. From day one, Heidi was amazing at keeping us on track with what needed to be done month by month leading up to the wedding, providing us with amazing vendor recommendations, a PERFECT day of schedule, and acting as a sounding board through every decision that needed to be made. Heidi and her associates also made sure our wedding day ran so smoothly - if there any issues day of, I certainly didn't know about them! All of my bridesmaids couldn't believe how smooth the day ran and that we ended up ahead of schedule! Heidi thank you for everything!!!
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    Michelle B. Married on 21/10/2018
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    Couldn't have done it without them!

    Heidi was warm and welcoming when we arrived at her door to meet with her. Throughout the process, she was guiding us through all of the steps and every month, we met with her at her home to ensure that all details were on track. On the day of the wedding, her associates Samantha and Ashley were extremely helpful and we simply could not have done the day without them. They were organized, calming and extremely detail oriented. It was a pleasure to work with them all.
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    Erica Married on 21/01/2017
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    I would recommend heidi in a heartbeat!!!!! What a sweet loving woman. She was always there for me throughout the whole process, was super calming. Responded to emails, phone calls, texts within minutes. Got us great deals. Come the day.. couldn't have asked for anything better she was simply amazing!!!!! I love her with all my heart.
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    Britney G. Married on 14/02/2016
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    My husband and I knew absolutely nothing going into the wedding process and Heidi Completely changed that. Not only is she knowledgable in her field, she is an abolute blast and incredible person to work with. She listens and makes sure everything is compeltley catered to your desires. Heidi is very easy to work with and truly wants the best for you. I can't imagine not having Heidi involved in our journey. She is a brilliantly talented woman and I can't wait to plan and work with her again in the future. The day of the wedding went so smoothly that our nerves were completely dissolved and we were able to enjoy and remember all of the incredible moments of the night. if you want your wedding dreams to come true, go to Heidi.
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    Jason M. Married on 08/05/2010
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    Heidi was recommended by a family member, and although I was hesitant about even using a wedding planner in the first place due to our tight budgetary constraints, my now wife and I decided to meet with her, and immediately knew it was a great decision. Not only was Heidi's fee easily recouped through the savings she brought us through her various vendor contacts, deals, and countless helpful tips, but the one thing that certainly rang true from our initial conversation with her was that we actually felt like guests at our own wedding. I can honestly say that my wife and I did not have a single care in the world on our wedding day as we knew that everything had been taken care of ahead of time, so there were no unexpected surprises. If anything had arisen, Heidi and her associates were ready to deal with it, and she also had us pre-assign key people either from our wedding party or other friends/family to take care of various tasks so we didn't have to worry about anything other than enjoying ourselves on our special day. There was no crazy bride running around making sure that everything and everyone was okay like I've seen at many other weddings - we knew everything was under control. Heidi made sure that every detail had been taken care of, including all the things we would have never thought of otherwise. Her calm demeanor throughout the entire planning stages certainly kept us calm as well, both prior to, and on our actual wedding day. As far as we know everything went flawlessly that day - maybe that's because we didn't have to deal with anything that may have come up - but either way, we remember the day as being absolutely perfect. From setting us up with multiple vendors for each aspect of the wedding, so we could choose both who we felt comfortable with as well as who fit into our budget the best, to keeping us on schedule for when certain things needed to be booked or decisions made, Heidi's many years of experience and numerous contacts in the industry, made our wedding day perfect. We are obviously a little biased in saying that we think we had the best wedding of anyone we know, especially compared to any other we've ever attended, but we truly believe that. We would definitely recommend Heidi to any couple getting married.

    - Jason & Theresa Millington
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    Oren K. Married on 10/12/2022
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    Excellent!

    Heidi and her team are wonderful. After meeting with several wedding planner, we chose Heidi for her deep experience (which can鈥檛 be beat), wide network and confidence to tell us what will work vs what won鈥檛. We wanted a wedding planner who would make us feel comfortable and assured that everything was covered - that was Heidi from Day 1. On our wedding day we had a few minor issues that came up unexpectedly, and Heidi and her team were on very on top of it. Everything was handled seamlessly, so that my wife and I could focus on the fun! Thanks again Heidi :)
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    Caroline Married on 03/07/2022
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    Good Wedding Planner

    A bit expensive considering services were purchased for the day of, and not for planning the entire wedding. Heidi was not present for the day of,but her assistant ,Sam, was present. Sam was excellent. Also received a little help before/ had a couple meetings with Heidi. Provided good recommendations for vendors, and was organized

    Heidi Gruenspan & Associates's reply:

    Our pricing is actually very fair. I want to add that you were given a discount right away as I was not available for the day of your wedding. The day of package is very specific. All of this was outlined in our consultation.
    I hope you enjoyed your wedding and are very happy.
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    Molly Married on 30/04/2022
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    Thank you!!

    With all of her years of experience, Heidi truly knows what works. We had a very unique wedding- ceremony in the middle of the dance floor, cocktail style with food stations- many things that we didn鈥檛 know whether they鈥檇 work or not. Heidi was able to guide us with her calm confidence and it was more perfect that we could鈥檝e imagined!!
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    Hailey Y. Married on 12/03/2022
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    Heidi is unbelievable! Hire her!

    Heidi and her team were phenomenal to work with. She made the planning seamless and stress free through and through. She was always quick to respond and was an essential piece to our wedding planning. She referred top vendors who were in our budget and who understood our wedding vision. Heidi is warm, bubbly, professional and would work with her again in a heart beat!
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    Melissa P. Married on 08/08/2021
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    Incredible!

    Heidi and her team are awesome! After working with Heidi for the past two years, she and her team helped organize an AMAZING day for us! We could count on them to steer us in the right direction, answer all of our questions and keep us calm during our special day! It was a pleasure working with them! Thanks again for everything! :)

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