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Located in Cambridge, Ontario, True Mate Weddings and Events is a wedding planning company. This business specializes in taking the stress of wedding planning out of your hands so you can focus on other things before the big day arrives. Owner and lead planner Gael Laidman is a dedicated professional who has a wealth of experience and expertise in creating dreamy and romantic weddings. She is certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and is thrilled to work with couples celebrating events of all sizes and styles.

Services Offered

True Mate Weddings and Events offers planning packages that can be customized to suit each couple’s individual needs. Gael strives to provide continuous and efficient assistance and guidance from start to finish. Couples can avail of a complimentary consultation to discuss their vision and get to know Gael. Her packages include full-service, partial, month-of, and event design. She is also available to plan other events ranging from wedding showers to birthday parties.

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Double weddings
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

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

$1,800

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$4,800

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100
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    Natalie D. Married on 15/10/2022
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    Fantastic!

    We used Gael for our florals/decor, and day-of coordination and are so glad we did! She was so lovely to work with, did an amazing job with the florals/decor, and was SO much help on the day! There are so many things that I would have missed if she had not been there to stay on top of every detail. She and her assistant really went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Thank you Gael and Fernanda!
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    Josée B. Married on 03/09/2022
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    Gael is a kind coordinator

    Gael took the time to reply to my every message! She did a great job! She is a lovely person.
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    Melissa A. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Great & helpful!

    Gael was wonderful. She truly understood my anxiety and when I was overwhelmed. She was patient with me and helpful during rehearsal and the day of the wedding. I appreciate her help & her assistants help as well.

    Thank you!
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    Nikki Married on 03/07/2021
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    Month of Coordination

    My now husband and I used Gaels services for our month of coordination but also for florals, decor and also for our cake/cupcakes. From the first meeting Gael was so easy to talk to and provided me with so many different ideas as well as guidance. Despite having to reschedule our date three times due to covid, Gael was so flexible and took so much stress away from us. The timeline Gael created was so detailed and easy to follow and I knew right away that our wedding was going to run smoothly. On the day of Gael and her assistant Lia made our ceremony and reception space look absolutely incredible and everything went on as planned. We were both able just to focus on enjoying the day with our friends and family and I could not have imagined our wedding going any better. I would 150% recommend using Gael for any wedding planning/ coordinating and am so grateful to her and her team.
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    Ellen H. Married on 05/06/2021
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    True Mate does it all!

    We used True Mate Weddings for our month of planning/coordination, florals and decor. Gael and her assistant Brianne were a pleasure to work with. Everything was beautiful and we were very happy with the services. Highly recommend True Mate Weddings.
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    Brittany Married on 19/10/2019
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    Gael Lobban at True Mate Weddings was the best wedding planner I could've asked for. She went above and beyond in every way. She was the nicest person to work with and she made the whole process easy and enjoyable.
    Her vendor contacts were amazing and I would recommend each one.
    Gael coordinated everything perfectly every step of the way. She kept everything within budget while staying true to my vision. My guests have been telling me that they're honestly surprised to have actually attended a perfect wedding!

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    Kendra W. Married on 19/10/2019
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    Incredible!

    Having these guys for my wedding was the best decision i could have made. I was always so skeptical about wedding planners, but when i found out i could do a month of i was completely on board. Gael worked with us every step of the way, and made sure that we had a timeline that worked and flowed seamlessly. On the day of we had her amazing assistants Rebecca and ( other name has passed my mind ) coordinating and setting everything up. She was our best friend until the end of the night, and i couldn’t have asked for a better set of ladies for our special day. I was stress free, and loved every second of it. Thank you so much for your services, just like the rest you deserve 100%.
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    Janay S. Married on 23/08/2019
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    Most Reliable Day of Coordinator!!

    Gael was amazing to work with, I am very type A and super organized and she was so easy to work with, helped to pull pieces together that, despite all of my research, I hadn't even thought of. She honestly saw through every step, every detail of my wedding as if it was her own. She was so easy to talk to and very thorough leading up to attend certain milestones and maintain a high level of communication and openness to ensure we were all on the same page. Her commitment to have to my dream wedding come to life blew me away. You don't feel like a number working with her, you feel like a close friend. Definately recommend Gael and her positive energy 100%.
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    Gael was great!

    We hired Gael as our month of coordinator. We had most of the stuff planned but needed help with the final details as well as the day of.

    She helped coordinate the rehearsal so everyone was on point. And was very flexible when we needed to meet and go over things.

    When she set up our personal decor is was amazing! Exactly how I envisioned it and for that I was thankful. Her assistant on the day of was also great..and for a venue neither one had worked at before you couldn't even tell. They worked well with all of the other vendors and kept everything running smoothly!

    She even serenaded a song for us which was an unexpected bonus!

    Highly recommend her services.

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Meet the team

Gael Laidman
Gael Laidman
Owner and Lead Planner

Welcome! I'm so glad you are considering hiring a professional planner for your special occasion. I have been planning things since I could talk! I have been told by clients and vendors that I am dedicated, fun, organized and a creative solution maker. My greatest joy is bringing your unique day to life. I opened true mate weddings because of my love for people, planning and creativity.

I am a WPIC Certified Planner and have experience planning a variety of weddings and events. Having you feel like you're working with a friend you've known for ages is so important to me. We will get together throughout the weeks and narrow down all the choices within your budget for you to have the most beautiful day of your dreams.

In addition to planning, I also take care of all your décor and floral needs, ensuring a seamless and flawless event from start to finish. In need of a wedding cake, cupcakes or sweet table? We also provide these!

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96 Kennedy Rd S L6W 3E7 Brampton (Ontario)

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