Arianna Khalif , Married on 01/09/2018
Best planner/one month coordinator
I decided a month before my wedding that I needed a one month coordinator. I met Zerlene and she helped me with everything! From coordination to execution, it was perfect. I would’ve been stressed if it wasn’t for her. 5 stat performance, 5 star communication and 5 star execution. She even remembered stuff that i wanted but forgot about, so 5 star memory.
Sonia Dos Santos , Married on 25/08/2018
Zerlene and her team were truly exceptional from the first meeting to the very end! We could not have asked for better service. They were on top of every aspect - helped keep us on track with the planning, offered suggestions for changes/improvements, ensured things kept to schedule and ran smoothly on the day of our wedding, and responded immediately to any requests; which allowed us to enjoy our day and focus on our guests. Their professionalism, organizational skills and attention to detail were not only noticed by my husband and I, but also by our guests who later commented on how exceptional the service was. There are so many details that I’m sure would have been overlooked had we not had the guidance of Zerlene and her team. We highly recommend Impresario Events!
Milena Boskovic , Married on 04/08/2018
I booked Zerlene for our wedding and absolutely loved her. She was extremely helpful in finding a great list of vendors for us to choose from, coordinated with them for appointments and any questions that arose. We were especially pleased not to have to stress on the week leading up to the wedding and day of, because Zerlene was there to take care of everything. This allowed us to fully enjoy our day. Our overall experience has been fantastic!
Braden Long , Married on 28/07/2018
Very Glad we went with Zerlene
We hired Zerlene for wedding day coordination and we're very happy we did. She started by providing us with all of her organization templates, which were very useful and served as our primary planning documents. Then, around 4 weeks before the date, she took over some of the last minute preparations and helped immensely with double checking all of our vendors and getting everything lined up for the wedding.
She is incredibly organized and responsive and made everything about our wedding day easier. We couldn't stop talking about how we didn't have to pay any attention to the vendors or last minute organization. It made the wedding day so much more relaxing and allowed us to enjoy every minute of it. Every detail just came together exactly as we had discussed with Zerlene during our planning discussions as well as the rehearsal.
We would strongly recommend Zerlene and Impresario to anyone who is considering wedding coordination or planning!
Abigail D. , Married on 14/07/2018
Stress free planning!
We know of Zerlene through my sister in law’s friends Anna and Sonam. They were very happy with her at impresario events. We still reached out to other wedding planners to compare but after meeting each one of them, we found the confidence to trust our wedding to Zerlene. And indeed she DELIVERED.
We live in the US and we have to do everything by phone or mail and she was on top of it. Every email was answered on time and she don’t mind having skype to talk to us if we have concerns and questions. Whenever we are on town, all meeting have been taken care of and all we have to do is to be there. Like our expectations, she did all the vendors and event research, made all the appointments, bargain packages, keep track of budget and payments, did all the communications and coordination, managed the ever changing wedding day itinerary, and just in overall she really did take off a lot of stress on me (the bride).
Zerlene had a lot of vendor contacts which we like a lot because it gave us options based on our preferences and budget. She worked a lot with these people and they gave us good discounts and services because of her and most importantly she knew that they will do a good job at our wedding. And yes they did. We were very happy with all the vendors she referred to us that we wouldn’t have known if not because of her. She gave us her true opinion and advice on many different things and I believed that it made our wedding a lot more to what we like.
The wedding day in itself couldn’t have gone more smoothly than I expected. My husband and I kept telling each other that we never thought our wedding day would go by so well. Yes we have everything all planned out in paper and we did the rehearsal 3 days before but we never think that it will be perfect. Everything was taken care of and everything went by EXACTLY as I wanted it to be. It was the PERFECT wedding. I was able to really enjoy the wedding day with my family and friends and I have nothing to worry about. Everybody had a great time at the wedding.
If you want to have a stress free wedding, I would highly recommend Zerlene.
Sooyeon , Married on 08/06/2018
Totally Worth It!!!
My husband and I got the full wedding planning service with Zerlene for our Mexican-Korean Wedding. She was very clear with information from the beginning, knows what she is doing, is realistic, friendly, easy-to-talk-to-kind-of-person, and her prices are very reasonable. She can stick to any budget you want and make the best out of it. We didn’t go through any stress during the process or day of the wedding. We are very satisfied with the service she provided and with the end result, and would recommend her without a doubt. Totally worth the money.
Andrea D'Souza , Married on 26/05/2018
Best investment in our wedding!
We used Impressario (Zerlene and team) for our wedding this past May, while Zerlene took lead on planning she had her partner work with us on the day off - I'd like to share my comments one back to Zerlene on how our day went.
"First off, we would love to thank you, Glenda and Gwladys for everything up to and on our wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for more. Your transition to Glenda was seamless - we felt as tho you were there with us!
Glenda was fantastic - many family and friends remarked as to her ability to keep all things in order and on time!
We couldn’t be more pleased with everything you’ve done for us - from the vendor recommendations, to keeping us on task, to day of execution - this was comfortably the best investment we made in our day!! We’ll be recommending you to friends and family and please feel free to share our comments with any prospective clients!"
Tiffany Scarcelli , Married on 07/04/2018
Best Day-Of Coordinator We Could Have Asked For!
We had a fantastic experience with Zerlene at Impresario Events! She has a lot of experience with day-of coordination which made it extremely easy for us. She provided documents to help us prepare for the big day and ensure we didn't forget anything; contacted our vendors the week before to make sure everything arrived on time; met with us on multiple occasions to go over details; and on the day of, flawlessly fixed a few issues that arose. She is very detail-oriented, friendly and amazing to work with! We highly recommend Zerlene and Impresario Events!
K Kington , Married on 30/12/2017
Day of Coordinator
Zerlene helped to make my wedding day go as smoothly as possible and made sure I was completely taken care of. She covered every detail and had the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. I would highly recommend her to any bride. She co-ordinated with all my other vendors and took care of things I didn't even think of. She is professional, friendly and hard working and I am so happy I decided to hire her for my day of coordinator.
Michella Ducut , Married on 18/11/2017
Made everything much less stressful
Our wedding was at Rosewater on Nov 18, 2017.
We had Zerlene help us for our wedding planning as well as day-of event coordinator. She was great at both - especially on the day-of.
Wedding planning was very organized. Coordination was through a mix of emails, phone calls and personal visits.
Budget: Budget-setting was done through the phone. We set up what our expectations were in terms of budget (with or without the dress, etc.). After this, Zerlene laid out a spreadsheet with detailed line items on how we can arrive to that budget. Throughout the process, she would update the spreadsheet with how much the actual costs came to be and this would let us know whether we can splurge or thrift on the rest of the outstanding items. We kept within 10% of our budget.
Setting the venue: She started with emailing us 4-5 venues within our budget and 5-6 outside our budget that we may consider. We ended up visiting about 3-4, which she had scheduled for us to see. She then laid out the full estimate of each venue to us by line item. She also gave us her experience with each venue.
Flowers: Zerlene recommended a flower vendor to us. The flowers were the best - I loved them. Zerlene was with us when we first met with the flower vendor (this was months prior to the wedding). She made sure the theme that I liked would be available, and gave us a high level cost estimate.
Photographer: Zerlene linked us to 3 photographers. We checked out their website, met with one, got along with him and went ahead with it. Steve was great.
Also went with Zerlene's recommendation for Hair & Makeup, as well as DJ. No qualms there. They were both good.
The only vendor she recommended which we didn't like was the limo (Erin Mills Limousine). The limo driver had stressed out my husband during the wedding day by being so angry that we didn't have the credit card used to pay for the limo on the day of. The limo driver also didn't do anything when we asked for the AC to be turned up. It was really hot inside.
Overall Organization: Zerlene kept us organized throughout the 10 months before the wedding. She had a timeline to keep us to, with every single detail (from the venue, to wedding invitations, to our speeches, etc.) She also reminded us when a deposit was due etc.
Day-of Coordination: Zerlene made a detailed (by minute) schedule of the day-of. I was able to share this with my family and wedding party. This helped so much because I didn't get as much questions on the day of. I truly believe I wouldn't have enjoyed the day if she wasn't there to coordinate. Zerlene was great, especially during the reception. The food came out really slow so she improvised by starting the dance before dessert came. Little things like that made the night feel better.
Overall would recommend.