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Melissa Alison Events

Calgary, Alberta View map

About

Melissa Alison Events specializes in planning and coordinating weddings in Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding areas, including Canmore and Banff. We have planning and coordination packages to suit you and your partner's needs, to ensure your wedding day reflects your relationship to the fullest. Planning your big day is stressful, with timelines, vendors, and guests lists to manage - let a professional step in and allow you to fully enjoy the experience of marrying your best friend!

Services offered

Our packages include wedding management, wedding management and design, complete wedding planning and elopement planning.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

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

Number of Planners

1

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,750

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$4,200

Hourly Rate

$75

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Destination
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Michelle Married on 31/07/2021
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    Amazing Wedding Coordinator!’

    I can’t say enough about Melissa! She was incredible - so detail orientated, thorough, and efficient. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the day as much as I did. I knew that things were in good hands and that Melissa would take care of all the details. Worth every penny and more - I can’t say this for any other vendors, but I literally feel like she doesn’t charge enough for the time she puts in! If you want to make sure you have a successful, stress-free day, get Melissa for your wedding coordination!

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Michelle! I'm so grateful that I could be part of yours and Cody's big day, and I hope it was everything you dreamt of!!
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    Mellisa Married on 28/09/2019
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    Goodjob Mel!!!

    Although we only had Mel for the day-of package, I am quite confident when I say that if you book her for your full wedding planning (or partial wedding planning) that you will have a beautiful wedding experience! Mel was amazing! I had done most of my planning by the time I came to her and needed help bringing it all together the day of. Mel worked with me the month of our wedding to finalize timelines, confirm vendors, run rehearsal, and of course bring it all together the day of the event. We could not be happier with the job she did in helping us create a timeline that we felt good about, and seeing how she turned my vision into a reality to make our ceremony and rehearsal pure perfection!
    Mel was super friendly and easy to work with. She listened to what I was envisioning and really made sure that our wedding day was beautiful and perfect! She made sure that anything we could have needed that night was taken care of before we even realized we needed something. She was super organized and I was not worried about a single thing the whole day & night. I highly recommend her she is easy to contact and easy to work with - she helps relieve the stress of the wedding planning process! There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are for Mel being part of our special day. She is very good about keeping to schedule and adapting accordingly. If you need a coordinator, pick Mel because not only does she do an amazing job, but she does it with a warm heart and is very professional in a friendly way!

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Melissa, thank you so much for your review! I had a blast working with you and Michael, and I'm glad you had a fantastic wedding day. Thank you for letting me a part of such a special occasion, and best wishes for an amazing future together!

    - Mel
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    Jessie Married on 31/08/2019
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    Mel helped making the best day of our lives! Excellent service, amazing person.

    Mel was my day-of coordinator. I don't have enough words to say how awesome she was. Walking into our first meeting I had absolutely no clue how to plan a wedding. Mel guided me to the right direction. She's extremely organized and had great attention to details. She helped putting together a master schedule and transformed my ideas into words on paper in such an organized manner. I didn't have to bug her too much as everything was communicated to me before I could even question.
    Mel was super efficient and organized while helping us decorate the reception venue the day before the wedding. Most of the decorations/center pieces were provide by me and Mel made the whole set-up process like a breeze.
    Mel completely earned my trust before my wedding day and on the big day I didn't have to worry about a thing, well, other than the weather. I had an outdoor ceremony planned and the forecast was sporadic and it changed very last minute to say a good chance of rain during my ceremony hour. I didn't get umbrellas ahead of time so I turned to Mel for help only a few hours away from the ceremony. Mel pulled her magic again and got a good number of umbrellas in time! The rain did fall before and after the ceremony and she didn't complain a thing about setting up and taking down the chairs and decors in the rain.
    During the ceremony and reception, it seemed that Mel somehow knew what I was thinking. I never had to wonder where she was - she just magically appeared whenever I needed her. The reception venue required us to take down all decors before the end of the night, and Mel made everything disappear when the night ended, without me even noticing that any take-down action was happening during the night of fun times.
    My husband and I, and our family are all so grateful for Mel's unparalleled service. I would recommend her to every bride, especially the DIY brides like me :). Last but not least, Mel is such a fun, simple and lovable person, amazing to be with.

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Jessie and Kevin - Thank you so so much for your wonderful review! It was so much fun meeting you both, and being a part of your day. Your family and friends were a blast, and I'm so glad the rain held up for the beautiful ceremony. You guys were fantastic to work with, and I hope we can keep in touch! - Mel
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    Katie H. Married on 09/06/2019
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    Katie and Ian Tie the Knot - THE NASH

    Melissa is a wedding planner extraordinaire and Zen calmer. I hired her for day of support & coordination - she went above and beyond. She ensured our wedding was not only seamlessly planned but also extremely thoughtful throughout the stressful process.

    From attending the coordinating meetings at the Nash, going through her planners checklist to finding all the little things we didn't even think of.

    On the day of our wedding it was so nice to be able to just show up and know that everything was well managed. When we arrived everything was in perfect order; the restaurant, DJ, officiant, wedding party - literally everyone knew where to be and what to do.

    Oh, and last but not least, while professional, Mel is a tonne of fun! Her supportive spirit definitely made the day so much better.

    Thanks Mel!!!!!!

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Thank you Katie for your lovely words! It was a fantastic day, I'm so glad I got to share it with you and Ian.
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    Heather T. Married on 01/08/2020
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    Melissa was incredible!

    We absolutely loved having Melissa as our day of coordinator. She not only kept us organized, but made the day so smooth.

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Thank you Heather!!! It was so wonderful to be part of your big day. Wishing you and Jonathan a life time of happiness!
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    Kristen Married on 03/08/2014
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    Great Experience!

    Melissa came through when I needed her most and coordinated the day of our wedding. She was organized, clarified things that mattered and made the event I had envisioned come alive. She also coached me through some elements to ensure my vision was achievable and coordinated with the vendors as they arrived. I'm so glad she was a part of our day! Her strong organizational skills will make you feel like your event is in good hands and you can relax and enjoy the day.

    Melissa Alison Events's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Kristen! Was a pleasure helping you and Liam on your wedding day - Mel

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Meet the Team

Melissa Close
Melissa Close
Owner

Melissa Alison Events is owned and managed by me - Melissa Close, who has a passion for planning, organization (and spreadsheets, and lists!).


Originating from Australia, and living in Canada for the last 10 years, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Arts Management, along with several years experience planning and coordinating festivals, conferences, and city events.


When I'm not coordinating some event or party, you can find me exploring local breweries in town, fostering pups, or travelling around the world.


Melissa Alison Events was created to help newly engaged couples who might feel overwhelmed, to have a budget friendly, smooth and stress free wedding! Let me take all the hard work out of making your wedding day one to remember.

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