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Impresario Events

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Impresario Events is a wedding coordination company based in Toronto, Ontario. The firm’s team is passionate about playing a role in creating unforgettable wedding celebrations that highlight couples' personalities while respecting their budgets. Certified by the Wedding Planner Institute of Canada (WPIC), TICO, and PMI, they are committed to providing personalized wedding-planning packages with the quality and attention you deserve. They are available for planning weddings throughout the Greater Toronto Area and select regions in Southern Ontario. Destination wedding services cover the Caribbean region.

Services Offered

Day-of coordination, full or partial planning, and destination weddings for locations throughout the Caribbean are the core packages offered at this company. With the day-of coordination option, the wedding planner becomes involved about a month before your big day, providing you with guidance and assistance in those last few critical weeks. They will be there throughout the wedding day to manage vendors and the day's happenings professionally and effectively. Their services take away all the worry, allowing you to truly enjoy your wedding knowing Impresario Events has everything in hand. With full or partial planning, the professionals assist you with booking the perfect venue and stellar vendors, while keeping your budget and timeline on track. You will be guided throughout the entire planning process and can cruise into your wedding in full confidence that it is everything it should and could be.

The destination wedding service is start-to-finish, offering you invaluable guidance through the venue selection process depending on your needs and budget. With travel counselor credentials, the team can handle all the travel arrangements and bookings for you and your guests. In addition, as professional wedding planners, they can choreograph the details of the actual wedding with the resort coordinator on your behalf. This takes the hassle and stress out of organizing a destination wedding.

Impresario Events believes that every wedding is a unique reflection of the couple and that their role is in partnership with them as an advisor, guide, and trusted friend. It is their goal to ensure that you feel stress-free throughout this special time in your life, especially as many future newlyweds are already dealing with other daily life happenings and time is precious. They will ensure your wedding planning and event’s execution is a joyful and relaxed experience rather than a challenge.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

Two Lead Planners + Assistants

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,100

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$3,100

Hourly Rate

$60

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,200

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Jamal L. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Zerlene is the best!!

    Zerlene from Impresario events was our day of wedding coordinator for our wedding in September. She was extremely professional, absolutely amazing and a must-have for our day! Leading up to the wedding, she was very organized and helped us identify details for the wedding we needed to flush out. The week before, she followed up with all of our vendors and made sure everyone knew the plan for our big day and put our minds at ease. On the day of, she made sure everything ran smoothly and really understood when to make decisions and when to come to us. She did a great job of speaking up when needed and providing her wedding wisdom but was never pushy. Zerlene, thank you for keeping us calm through re-planning our wedding during all of the craziness of last year and stepping outside of your day-of coordinator role to provide us much needed advice and help. You went above and beyond and we couldn’t have done it without you! We would highly recommend Zerlene and her team!
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    Marie S. Married on 27/06/2021
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    Covid Wedding Planner Life Saver!

    Zerlene came highly recommended to me by my maid of honor and wedding venue, and I am so glad I hired her! She is a "Type-A" Bride's dream, always responding quickly to emails with great guidance. She patiently and enthusiastically helped us adjust our wedding plans every time the covid restrictions dramatically changed and ensured our plans followed all the bylaws. She also called all our vendors the week before our wedding to confirm plans with each of them and ensured everything ran super smoothly coordinating on our wedding day. We are so grateful to have had her wedding planning expertise especially amidst all the uncertainty and chaos of the covid era, we could not even imagine trying do replan and figure everything out without her! Zerlene is a total gem of a wedding planner/coordinator and the single best "peace of mind insurance" you can give yourself for a pleasant planning experience and well-coordinated, smooth-running wedding day.
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    Emily S. Married on 20/10/2019
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    Words are not enough...

    If you're reading this review, congratulations, you've just found your wedding planner. Zerlene is incredible. If you’re planning a wedding in the GTA we would definitely recommend using her to help you. Our wedding was a dream come true! Our vision was realized, Our day was perfect and there is no way we would have achieved that without Zerlene.
    We picked a venue...and that’s it. After that we realized we were in over our head, found Zerlene and got our entire wedding planning on track. Neither myself nor my wife are designers and trying to look after the small details is far more work than we had anticipated. Zerlene sourced everything we needed including the people who were perfect for us and our style including the decorator, officiant, Deejay, photographer, videographer as well as a place to make our custom dance floor and step and repeat photo wall, where to get all of our signage printed and more.
    You can feel that she is personally invested in the day and all of the preparation that comes with planning it. I actually felt like we were her only client over the course of the experience. Her assistance is invaluable. Hiring her is money very, very well spent and allocated as part of your wedding budget! 100/100!!

    Mike & Emily
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    Maggie Married on 22/06/2019
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    We couldn't have done it without Zerlene and her team!

    Selecting Impresario Events as our day-of-coordinator for our wedding was one of the best decisions that we made! Zerlene helped us build an extremely detailed itinerary for the wedding day and was very responsive to any changes that we made. On the day, Zoya and Karishma was present to help ensure that everything went along smoothly. When our entree was delayed, they took it upon themselves to coordinate with the serving staff, our DJ and MC to rearrange our itinerary to ensure that none of the speeches and activities are missed, and that all of the important moments would be captured by our photographer/videographer. Needless to say, the wedding went on without a glitch, and they made our happiness their top priority. I was extremely calm and relaxed knowing that I had them behind the scenes, and it allowed us to enjoy the wedding fully. I would recommend Impresario Events to anyone!
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    Amy G. Married on 01/06/2019
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    I can’t even express how happy I am that we chose Zerlene and Impresario Events for our day-of coordination! I felt so at ease on my wedding day knowing that she and her assistants had it all under control. Zerlene was incredibly organized and her experience in the industry shows. She was in touch well before our wedding to put together a detailed itinerary and ensure she had contact info for EVERYONE involved. It seemed like a lot of detail at first (and a lot of things I wouldn’t have even thought of without her list) but it forced me to get organized and was an absolute lifesaver in the end. She connected with all of our vendors the week of, and if anything did run off track I honestly had no idea (which is exactly what you need in a coordinator on the most important day!). She ran our rehearsal, navigated some family tension like a pro and did an unbelievable job setting up our décor. Most importantly, she was cool and calm, and able to quickly adjust the plan on the fly. She knew our itinerary down to the minute so our MC didn’t have to watch the clock or worry about the added responsibility – she’d quietly cue the next item but it never felt intrusive. She is such a perfectionist that she even advised our MC to delay his next introduction or our meat would be overcooked! Our guests are still raving about the “perfect” beef tenderloin all thanks to Zerlene…she thinks of everything! Even our rental vendor raved about Zerlene, and was really impressed that she took the time to reach out to them in advance as not all coordinators go to this effort.
    I am still in shock that my wedding day went by with zero glitches and zero stress…you will NOT be disappointed with Zerlene on your team for your big day.
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    Hayley Married on 22/12/2018
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    You will thank yourself later for hiring Impresario!

    We are so happy with the service we received from Zerlene. She helped make our day truly wonderful, and the process leading up to it infinitely less stressful.
    Vendors: Due to her extensive experience, Zerlene was able to recommend numerous vendors (venues, photographers, DJs, invitations, flowers, wedding dresses, etc.) that fit our wishes and budget for the day. Additionally, she was prompt to investigate new vendors we wished to investigate. I was truly impressed by the quality and caliber of professional contacts she had. It was also a huge relief knowing that Zerlene had previous positive experiences with these vendors – I didn’t have to worry about getting any less than expected.
    Communication: Zerlene has excellent communication skills. She communicates very effectively and efficiently, and always promptly responded any questions or concerns we had. As an individual with a very busy schedule, I was very thankful to have a planner who was always willing to work around my schedule. While Zerlene is a very well established and busy planner – you will feel like her only client.
    The Details: There are a lot of things that go into planning a wedding, many of which I would have never thought of. Thankfully, Zerlene is incredibly organized and experienced, so she ensures that every detail of the big day is taken care of. I honestly can’t stress enough how nice it is to not have to worry – “have I forgotten something”, because I knew Zerlene was on top of it.
    Day-of: Our day quite literally went perfectly. I loved Zerlene’s organization day of the wedding because she ran the day from the background so to not disrupt your enjoyment of the celebrations. But she quietly kept everything moving perfectly on schedule. I know my MC’s were so thankful for her. They were able to celebrate and enjoy the night without having to watch the clock every moment as Zerlene would cue them right on time. Zerlene also has excellent taste. I left the table arrangements largely to her judgement, and they turned out beautifully.
    Again, our day could not have turned out more perfectly, and the process was infinitely less stressful due to Zerlene’s expertise. I can’t recommend her enough!
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    Pearl K. Married on 22/09/2018
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    Amazing wedding planner!!

    Zerlene was amazing to work with from the beginning of our wedding planning up to the day of!!
    She was very reasonably priced and hooked us up with some other amazing vendors that we ended up hiring!!

    I can’t say how much her expertise helped us in planning our wedding and making sure that everything went off without any problems....her assistant Rhonda was also great to work with on the day of and make sure that we are on time for everything!!
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    Tiff C. Married on 02/09/2018
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    Thank you so much zerlene. Xoxo

    Zerlene,

    I am not sure how many texts I have sent you but I just wanted to say that you are one of the best people I have met and honestly I really can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me and Rob. I am still so excited and wish my wedding never ended. You know before Sunday people kept telling me to enjoy every moment and don’t stress about the small things on the day of - I really didn’t need to worry about a thing. Let date back to when we first met.

    Zerlene came to me so well prepared with all the documents, samples, timelines, and explained thoroughly what I should look at when doing a wedding at okw. Honestly she knew exactly what she was doing and I most definitely wanted to tell everyone that : let her run it all. You won’t regret it!

    After our first meeting, I kid you not I was definitely messaging Zerlene quite a bit (10 months before the wedding this was, ha ha) about different things, wanted to get more ideas, and she was so responsive! Well guys let’s not do that though give her a damn break cuz she works so many weddings every week!

    Closer to our day she sent us full itinerary, we had a thorough phone discussion, talked about everything and how we wanted to run the day, She gave such great ideas and I honestly just knew my day was going to be awesome.

    She came to rehearsal and yes I made everyone come all the way to DT Toronto on a Friday night before Labour Day Long Week #worsttrafficever. Well you know what, she showed up so well put together of course and ran my rehearsal and got all my ducks in line.

    On the day of - we had no issues communicating at all, my florist accidentally delivered the flowers to the wrong floor, she took care of that, I changed my itinerary last minute and had my hair changed in a different room at the hotel, she made sure Hordeurves and water and drinks were delivered right in front of me. She worked so so so well with my decor, Hotel Wedding Specialist, DJ, Officiant, Banquet Team, Florist, Photography and everyone else, literally I felt like all they did was look at each other once and everything fell into place. She made sure my money box was locked away, queued us all in where the music was just right, took care of everyone, always came to check on me, did all my decor favours right, returned everything to my suite. Honestly - I had a perfect night! I hope you had fun too and we love you so much! I am so glad I got to say bye as well and it really means a lot to me that you put that much effort into my wedding!!!!!!! Xxxxx :’( Good luck with everything and I will be sure to keep referring my friends to you!!!

    Also - her price point? Can not be any better than that!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Heather A. Married on 01/09/2018
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    Great Supportive Planning Help and Excellent Day-of Coordination

    Zerlene helped us put together our wedding with full planning and day-of coordination. Zerlene was professional and organized and very responsive to my emails. I loved having someone with me every step of the way, and knowing that my wedding day was in the hands of someone else and I could just enjoy! There were some vendors that we were picky about and ended up finding on our own, but the vendors we did use by Zerlene's recommendation were absolutely fantastic! If you are looking for a second hand person to help you with your day, Zerlene will certainly be there for you!

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
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