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Whim Event Coordination & Design

Vaughan, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
23 reviews

About

Whim Event Planning & Design is a Toronto-based wedding planning and design company, best known for modern events that showcase lush florals, romantic candlelight, and personalized stationery and signage. By using time-saving online planning tools and creating educational resources that demystify the wedding industry, this sassy girl-duo will make sure you have just as much fun planning your wedding as you do attending it. Whim has been featured on Elegant Wedding Magazine, EventSource, Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, BlackBride, Wedding Dream, and South Asian Bride Magazine.

Experience

Their principal planner, Alisha, worked in learning and development and project planning for a number of years and she realized that a well-informed bride-to-be makes the best decisions and is happiest with the outcome of her wedding.

Using this knowledge, she developed a planning process for couples who want to know the why before they buy. Michelle, their design diva, has years of experience as a professional graphic designer, and works with you to brand and personalize your wedding according to your own love story.

Services offered

Your wedding cannot be stunted by those pesky problems and issues that sometimes arise when these types of events unfold. Enjoying your wedding day is crucial for lasting memories. This is why your big day is as important to them as it is to you! Their services include:

  • Full wedding coordination
  • Month-of coordination/Day-of coordination
  • Partial wedding planning
  • Proposal planning
  • Decor packages
  • Custom crafted invitations & event branding

Highlights

Availability

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

4

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,500

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$4,000

Hourly Rate

$100

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?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Roma B. Married on 24/08/2019
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Whimlets!

    Sorry for the long review.. but I had such a hard time writing my review for the Whim Team because I wanted to make sure I adequately captured how AMAZING they truly are. From the very beginning with their questionnaire, I knew that hiring the Whimlets was the most perfect fit for us. I had the pleasure of working with Alisha, Sylwia and Michelle.

    Alisha, our month-of coordinator... such an incredible and inspiring human being. Leading up to our wedding day, Alisha provided some amazing recommendations for vendors (and they were all fantastic), helped us create the perfect timeline and ensured everything was going according to plan with deadlines, payments, and everything we never even thought to think of. She was always quick to respond to my e-mails and text messages. Every single time I had a conversation with Alisha, I felt a sense of calm and relief wash over me. This is the effect she had on me as a bride a month before her wedding day. Having Alisha to coordinate the details of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Nothing would have come together the way it did without her supreme planning and organizational skills and just overall knowledge, experience and passion for what she does.

    We also had Sylwia and Michelle of Events by Whim with us on our Hindu wedding day and our reception. These two are forces to be reckoned with; they handled EVERYTHING. If anything went wrong, I had no idea because these girls took care of all the details, kept everything on time and in order and kept me calm. I knew we were in good hands and it made the world of difference - I actually got to enjoy the two most important days of my life. From helping me to bustle the train on my dress (thanks Michelle!), to handling guests that showed up without RSVPing, we cannot thank this team enough. My family members had such great things to say about Michelle and Sylwia as they were so professional and efficient. This team will always have a special place in our hearts.

    In addition, Michelle of RSVP by Whim created our wedding invitation suites and all of the stationary at both our Hindu wedding and reception. She truly captured our Beauty and the Beast theme in the most perfect and elegant way. She listened to everything I wanted and used her creativity to design something even better than I could have imagined. The signage, the table numbers and everything were beautiful and tasteful. Even with my last minute requests, everything turned out perfectly. We especially love the personalized monogram she created for us; something we can always have as our symbol.

    If you are planning a wedding, or any event for that matter, please please take my advice and reach out to Whim Event Coordination & Design.. You will not regret it.

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Roma and Matthew, thank you so very much for this detailed and lovely review! I loved every single second of working with you! You are both the most kind-hearted and loving couple, and I'm so excited to stay in touch and see everything that life has in store for you!

    Sincerely,
    Alisha & the Whimlets
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    Robyn W. Married on 06/07/2019
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    The Best Wedding Planner!!

    First of all I would like to encourage anyone who has recently got engaged or is planning a wedding to IMMEDIATELY contact Alisha. I say immediately as her services are way beyond our expectations. She not only helped create our dream wedding but she helped pair us with the most amazing vendors to work with. We decided to go with the full planning as my wife and I have very busy careers and could not manage planning on our own. Our wedding was a little over a week ago and I can tell you both of our families and friends have not stopped talking about how this was the most amazing and organized wedding they have ever attended. Everything turned out perfect (including the weather as it was supposed to rain) and the happiest day of my life would not have been possible without Alisha! We pretty much took almost every recommendation she gave and used vendors she recommended and I can say EVERYONE was amazing!! Like I said at the beginning make sure you contact her immediately as I know she is worth every penny and she may not be available for your dream day if you wait too long! I also know I will be using her again in the future!!

    We had a beautiful outdoor ceremony followed by a tented reception at Markham Museum with about 250 guests. I have more videos than pictures but if you want to see anything online feel free to check our hashtag #robzgotherwish

    Happy wedding planning and Congrats!!
  • Aaron
    Aaron Married on 30/03/2019
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    Alisha was Amazing!

    Alisha was AMAZING!

    It was only 4 month between our engagements to the big day. We knew we needed professional help if we are going to make it work.

    My wife and I retained Alisha to do full wedding planning for us. We knew she was the perfect fit when she busted out a 150-line checklist and a full stack of excel sheets. It may sound daunting, but it certainly speaks for her level of organization. And don’t worry, she took care of most of the paperwork 
    She was super patient and took us visiting multiple venues often on evening and weekends. Super responsible with speedy email replies and never complained about our “harassment” calls in late evenings and always accommodated our last minute requests.

    Alisha was a great communicator as well, she was able to grasp our vision and communicate effectively to the vendors. Everything turned out more perfectly than we even imagined. Alisha was also great at helping us saving money. Through her extensive network in the wedding industry, we found the best vendors for the job at reasonable prices, not to mention some nifty tricks she taught us that made our dollar stretch the extra mile.

    And if you want a stress free wedding day, Alisha is your girl! She organized the timetable effectively, coordinated with all the vendors, does all the communication/negotiations behind the scene, guided our guests and she took care of issues before we even recognize it existed. She has great control over the flow of the event and handled even the small details beautifully. It was truly stress free to the point that I had nothing to do as the groom other than enjoying myself.

    Highly recommended!

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Omg Aaron & Maggie, you two were such a dream to work with and I loved every second of our time together! What a beautiful way to kick off 2019’s wedding season! Thank you so much for writing such a detailed and glowing review! I already miss you both so much!

    Xoxo,
    Alisha
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    Irene F. Married on 08/09/2018
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    If you're looking for a planner or co-ordinator - get the Whimlets on board!

    We had the pleasure of working with Ilina from Events by Whim as our month of/day of wedding co-ordinator! Honestly couldn't rate the service provided high enough and if you are looking for a wedding planner - definitely check these guys out!

    Planning a wedding in Canada whilst residing in the UK wasn't easy. In the month leading up to our wedding, we felt quite overwhelmed with the amount of things that would require consideration - particularly with time-management on the day. I randomly stumbled across Events by Whim after a long search and chatting to multiple vendors in this area. From the moment of filling out their initial online questionnaire, we were so impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail.

    Ilina herself was incredibly accommodating in attending our final venue meeting as well as the rehearsal dinner on two separate occasions which we all super appreciated. She highlighted important points that we had missed and offered invaluable advice + solutions. She worked well with all our other vendors prior to and on the day. Despite certain events getting delayed, overall everything ended up running to time thanks to her and Sylwia on the day. Most importantly, we got to enjoy our day stress-free! Despite initially being quite apprehensive about getting a planner/co-ordinator we were so so glad we did and lucky that they had availability for us at such short notice because I couldn't have imagined a better fit!

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Hi Irene,

    This is such a lovely, sweet review! We are SO happy that you enjoyed your wedding and that you allowed us to be a part of your festivities! I completely understand how difficult it is to plan from afar, and I can't tell you how happy I am that we were able to ease the stress for you! Ilina and Sylwia had such a lovely time working with you! Wishing you all the best!

    xoxo,
    The Whimlets
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    Sarah M. Married on 09/09/2017
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    I cannot thank Alisha and Michelle enough for their amazing work on our wedding day. My husband and I decided to have our wedding in Toronto while residing in Ottawa. We struggled to find a decorator that wouldn’t view us as a nuisance just because we lived in another city. Whim Events came to the rescue! From the moment we reached out to them, Alisha and Michelle scheduled Skype meetings and reassured us that distance was no problem for them. Alisha always asked me “What do you envision,” from the moment we started speaking. They made my vision of a soft, romantic wedding come to life in ways I never thought possible. The ongoing communication they had with me meant more than anything, they were always availble whenever I had questions.

    They were so patient, organised, creative and were focused on making my wedding one of a kind (not to mention they are so easy to get along with and have beautiful personalities!) There were so many last minute requests I made to both of them but they never made me feel like I was a nuisance, instead they were encouraging and positive that our big day would go smoothly. Their attention to the bride and groom’s needs is really what sets them apart from everyone else.

    The day of the wedding I received so many compliments from guests on our stage and table décor, and continue to receive compliments weeks after our wedding day! They really made my vision of a romantic theme come to life. There was such an overwhelming amount of love for the décor and Alisha and Michelle along with their team made this day the most special day of our lives. I truly believe there couldn’t have been a better vendor to suit our aspirations for our big day. I never saw my hall until the moment I walked in with my husband, and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. Thank you both for everything your company represents and I will/have constantly recommended Whim Events to future bride friends.

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Aww Sarah! You are beyond sweet, and thank you SO much for the kind words! Working on your wedding designs was one of my favourite projects for this year, and I'm so thrilled that you are happy with how everything turned out! Thank you again for choosing to work with us, and I'm wishing you and Sean all the best in the future! Stay in touch!
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    Stephanie R. Married on 19/02/2017
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    Thank you Whim!

    We came to Whim knowing that we wanted to throw a multi-day Canadian/West-Indian wedding in Toronto… but we didn’t know where to start. We immediately hit it off with Alisha! She really listened and understood our vision. We decided to go with the full planning package and were so happy we did. Even though we are located in Vancouver and the wedding was going to happen in Toronto, Alisha made wedding planning feel easy. She was always super responsive, organized, professional and up-beat. Planning was structured and decisions were handled one at a time so we never felt overwhelmed. By the end of the wedding she felt more like family than a vendor. We truly can’t recommend Whim more highly. Thank you Alisha!

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Oh Stephanie, you make my heart sing! Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I had the best time planning with you and you know I'll always think fondly of your beautiful wedding!
    - Alisha
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    Melanie S. Married on 27/05/2017
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    They were the BEST decision we made!

    When it came to planning our wedding, our main criteria was that people had fun, food was delicious and the wedding looked beautiful. Little did we know that to accomplish these seemingly simple tasks, there were 5 bajillion tasks to coordinate and months of planning involved. Not only did we have 2 religious ceremonies to coordinate, but we also had 2 completely different cultures and almost 400 people to accommodate.

    We are so grateful to the Whimlets for helping us keep our head on our shoulders. They were the reason we were able to enjoy the best day of our lives and the reason why our wedding day went so smoothly. They helped ease us into the whole process of wedding planning by organizing, coordinating and designing a day we truly cherished. Step by step, they were able to guide us and direct us in what needed to be done and the timelines that needed to be followed. They were patient with all our indecisiveness and helped us find the best solutions for our vision and our budget. It really helped that they have connections to amazing vendors at the palm of their hands, they did not disappoint and really catered to our needs.

    Not only is the Whim team extremely organized and detail-oriented, they also know how to deal with any emergencies. It was only after the wedding did my husband and I find out that some unforeseen things had to be dealt with on the day of the wedding, but they were able to make everything run flawlessly, without anyone even noticing.

    To say the least, it was a magical day that we’ll never forget – we even had many of our family and friends telling us they had the best time – and we owe it all to Whim. Thank you for making our wedding beyond anything we ever expected and for being part of this special celebration! We truly couldn’t have done it without you!
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    Aleya C. Married on 22/10/2016
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    We had consultations with a few planners before meeting with Alisha and each time the meeting was over, I would turn to my fiance and say "Onto the next...". One planner criticized my vision, another seemed disorganized and it was just disappointing each time...until we met with Alisha! The moment we met Alisha, she was warm, welcoming, organized and super friendly. It was so comfortable. She was thorough in explaining her services and we really enjoyed the online platform she uses with her couples to organize every last detail of the day. Alisha & team are quick with their responses and keep it professional - as necessary. :) On the wedding day, the execution was perfect. Not a thing went wrong...at least to my knowledge, and that's the way every bride should feel. Thank you Alisha & team for being so amazing! Our day wouldn't have been as perfect as it was, if it weren't for you.

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    Awww Aleya! Working with you and Allan was such a pleasure! I'm so happy that you're both so very pleased with how everything turned out! We miss planning with you so very much! All the best, you adorable newlyweds!
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    Celia S. Married on 22/07/2016
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    Let's take a minute to talk about Events by Whim. Alisha! You are absolutely amazing! I'm so grateful we selected an event planner that was able to really listen to our key needs and work with us to achieve exactly what we were looking for on our special day. Alisha helped make the planning process a breeze and for any bride out there, you know how stressful wedding planning can be! I would 100% recommend Events By Whim. Thank you again for everything ladies! Here's to a day we will never forget!

    Whim Event Coordination & Design's reply:

    AWWWW Thank you SOOOOOO much for the amazing review Celia!! It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed your day so much. Thank you again for letting us be a part of it!
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    Alyssa Married on 09/07/2016
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    Super impressed!

    My husband and I had our invitations done by RSVP by Whim and I was 100% impressed with the design, quality, and professionalism we received by Michelle. Her responses were timely, and she was so accommodating to everything we wanted. We got so many compliments on them, and I loved them so much I had one framed for my home. I would definitely recommend them and use them again when we have another big event.

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Meet the Team

Michelle Brijlal
Michelle Brijlal
Lead Designer

I am a professional graphic designer who works with you to brand and personalize your wedding day, from stationery to signage. I’ll help you tell your love story in a cute and cohesive way that people will be awwing over for years. I'm also a pizzatarian who likes to half-ass be fit and dreams of owning a llama farm one day.

Alisha Chadee
Alisha Chadee
Lead Designer/Bride Whisperer

I have a project management background in learning and development, plus 5+ years of experience coordinating corporate events. I've developed a proven planning process for couples who want to know how to create magic on their wedding day. (But not throw money off yachts like they’re in a rap music video.) I think in floor plans, endorse moving if you find a spider in your house, and have an oyster obsession.

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