Emilie & Stephan M.
“Diane was beyond fabulous. She was everything we could have wished for and more. I was nervous about hiring a wedding planner, but our day was approaching quick and we realized we needed help with vendors and last minute details. We also wanted someone for the day. I’m glad we decided to 1) hire a wedding planner 2) choose Diane. Diane and her assistant were so fantastic and helpful. I wish we would have hired her sooner, it would have saved a lot of headaches and stress. She was so well organized, professional, and extremely friendly assisting in every detail. She provided expert advice and always made sure that all of us were happy and enjoying the whole process. In addition, my mother is a bit of a micro manager, and they worked so well together, my mom loves Diane! The time when she came on board to the wedding, felt like a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders. The day was so beautiful and went flawlessly, much to her credit. She’s extremely affordable for the elite services she provides, which was icing on the cake. I would highly recommend her and her team for any event.”
Mother of the Bride) Wedding of Alexa & Alex H.
“On March 14, 2015 we hosted our daughter’s wedding in our backyard. The wedding and dinner reception that followed were both beautiful and memorable. I can say without a moment’s hesitation that this was the direct result of our wedding planner Diane Gutierrez. Her valuable assistance began weeks before when she created an event timeline and coordinated with all the other vendors for the evening. She provided us with invaluable suggestions and guided us along a path to a hassle free wedding that our daughter said was everything she ever wanted. Diane and her assistants arrived around 11:00 for our 5:00 wedding. They got right to work on the flower center pieces and bouquets. This was no easy task and would have been stressful and difficult without her assistance. She observed the caterers, bartender and DJ to make sure they stayed on task. She soothed the nerves of the bride, the bridesmaids, the grandma and most importantly, me, the mother of the bride. I was actually relaxed and excited when the ceremony began. Diane provided us with her expert and caring guidance and we all followed willingly.
After the ceremony was over she assisted the caterers in moving chairs over to the tables to get ready for the reception. Because of that, the wedding party and guest could concentrate on the cocktail reception and the photographs. She directed the evening gracefully and effortlessly without any noticeable problems. I enjoyed every beautiful moment of my daughter’s wedding, dancing and toasting the night away. During the evening Diane tended to the bathrooms, the trashcans, the food, the music and the guests. I felt incredibly fortunate to have her orchestrate the evening. Diane and her assistants were the last to leave as she helped with the cleanup. I was in awe of her uncanny ability to multitask with such grace, poise and humor. You must be willing to laugh every now and then as things come up that are out of your control.
I cannot sing Diane’s praises enough. Our wedding was successful because of her. I highly recommend her for any events you are planning. Before I host any other events I will definitely make sure Diane is available first.”
~ Andrea Ruby (Mother of the Bride)
Raelyn & Andrejus C.
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding complete! Thank you so much for making our wedding day one that we will cherish forever. We appreciate all of your hard work that you put in to make our wedding a success! The day went by TOO fast and we can’t think of one thing we would have changed. Your expertise and experience made the whole day flow smoothly.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Raelyn and Andrejus
Haley & Michael P.
“I have to say Diane is the best!!!! Not only is her work ethic fabulous, she is a kind, sweet person. I was extremely satisfied with her service at my wedding. I had a good size wedding at the beach. If something goes wrong then she will fix it. I had an outdoor wedding ceremony on the beach and with my good luck it started rain. We heard it was going to rain a week prior. I emailed the hotel and they said usually when it says its going to rain it just passes over and not to worry. Mind you, it was sunny all week. Well, 15 minutes prior to the wedding ceremony it wasn’t just raining, it was down pouring and so were my tears lol! I had to make a really tough decision which she helped me with. I really didn’t want the ceremony inside the reception area. All the guests happened to be a little late arriving and it gave us opportune time to see if the rain would stop and it did. Diane rounded everybody up to the ceremony site outside. I got my beautiful beach ceremony and it was all fun after that. She kept with the schedule and all the vendors were great and on time. I just wish it didn’t go by so fast, it was amazing and perfect! I received many compliments from guest after about how my wedding was the best and how much fun everyone had. Best day of our lives, and I’m so glad it was Diane to make our wedding day perfect.”
Felicia & Pat
“Hiring Diane as a day-of coordinator was absolutely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. It was great to be able to spend precious time with our friends and family during and after our ceremony and know that Diane and her wonderful assistant Ashley were setting up and making sure every detail was in place. She helped us with some last-minute fixes and even added thoughtful extra touches. We were so glad to have her there to discreetly guide us through our reception and through the night. Her passion for weddings combined with her organization and attention to detail was priceless.”
Lauren & Scott W.
“From the moment we met Diane, we knew that she would be the perfect planner for our wedding day. Her professionalism and attention to detail are flawless, and we have no doubt that without her and her team, our big day would not have gone as smoothly as it did. We hired Diane for “day of planning” 6 months prior to our wedding, and she got started right away with timelines and contacting our vendors to get everyone on the same page. She helped us with new ideas that we had not thought of ourselves, and always kept us on the right track as the weeks and months passed by. By the time we made it to the actual day, we were completely confident that we were in good hands. We never once had to worry about the evening’s timing of events, or if our vendors were in need of anything. Diane kept everyone taken care of! Every bride wants peace-of-mind during the greatest day of her life, and Diane provided just that! Also, Event Wedding Planning is completely affordable. I don’t think we could put a price tag on the amount of hard work that Diane put into our wedding, and her services were by far the greatest decision we made for our wedding!
Thank you for all of you hard work Team EWP”!
Jen & Bill
“Using Event Wedding Planning was the best decision I could have made for our wedding day! Diane and her staff are wonderful people to work with! Our wedding was in California and we planned the event from NYC. Diane was an instrumental part of our wedding planning in the months before the wedding and the day of our wedding. Diane was detail oriented and very organized which was very helpful, especially because we were so far away. She helped me keep track of the vendors and also made suggestions on things we needed to do before the wedding. Diane had a way of making the wedding planning process less stressful and often reminded us that the process was still fun! Diane went above and beyond all my expectations of a wedding planner. I would definitely recommend Diane and Event Wedding Planning to anyone planning a wedding or big event!”
Kerri & Jim
“I knew Diane would be a perfect match for us the moment I met her. She was so easy-going yet very professional and organized. Although we hired her as our “day-of-coordinator” she jumped right on into creating the timeline, recessional, and processional months before the wedding. She was always so attentive and completely understood the concept I had for my wedding. Thanks to Diane and her team, our wedding day was flawless! She made sure no detail was overlooked and that everything was just as I had envisioned. We were completely stress-free and able to enjoy every moment of our special day. Everything was perfect and I really don’t think that would have been possible without her help.
Thank you Diane for helping us celebrate a day we will never forget!”
Jillian & Chris
“Diane Merriss was amazing! The whole process from wedding planning to wedding day was almost effortless and much of that is due to Diane. Diane was always pleasant and enthusiastic but most importantly, she was always accessible and available to answer any questions or ease any concerns. One of the things we appreciated the most was that Diane treated us like family, not like another number. The wedding day, which can be stressful, chaotic, and overwhelming, actually was very calm and smooth. Diane took so much stress off of us by being the primary contact for the vendors and overseeing all of the behind the scenes events. We know that our wedding day would not have gone as smoothly without Diane’s help. We appreciate you and all you did for us. Thank you! We love you!”
Mrs. Kim Koel
(in Bride’s Reception Speech)
“And to Diane Merriss, I want to thank you for all your knowledge of being a wedding planner. Most of all for getting me started on my wedding from beginning to the end. For my awesome 50′s wedding invitations, to all the phone calls, and all my stressful days when I was lost and didn’t know what to do. You truly were my rock through all this and I couldn’t have done this without you. If I ever had to do this all over again (which I won’t), I would have you help me all over again! Thanks again, Love ya lot’s!”
Julie & Derek
“Diane Merriss was amazing. She went above and beyond what we paid her to do. She was punctual, professionally organized and kept me on everything. I know anyone that hires her will be so pleased with her outstanding work. She handled any vendor ordeals before, after and during the wedding with such ease and professionalism. Diane has a way of making you feel like you are her best friend and she is not doing a” job”, but helping a friend plan a wedding. We hired her for day of planning, but she began right away and worked with us the whole time. She was available for everything and anything we may have needed through out the planning process, and made our day perfect. We couldn’t have had a more perfect day with out her!!”
Diana & Jeff
“Diane and her company, Event Wedding Planning, provided excellent service to us. Diane is highly professional, punctual, and provides excellent vendor recommendations. Diane professionally supervised the vendors leading up to our wedding and on the wedding day. Diane greatly relieved the stress of the event. We highly recommend Diane and could not imagine a more professional and experienced wedding planner.”
Megan & Aaron
“Looking back, Aaron and I will never forget how beautiful our wedding day was. We both had this peace in our heart that everything was under control and well organized. Diane made our big day worry free, which helped maximize our wedding experience.”
Michelle & Steve A.
“This was going to be a very special wedding for both me and my husband-to-be. We looked into Event Wedding Planning and met Diane. I immediately fell in love with her passion and unique way of getting things done. What I mean is, she was not pushy, but professionally consistent. She kept me on top of things. We only had 3 months to plan a wedding that was to take place on a private yacht, blending two families together. That was very important to us. I have a five year old boy and Steve(Mr. Aspling) has a six year old girl. We wanted to incorporate them into the wedding, but still make a special, romantic ceremony. Diane had incredible ideas and helped make this a very special, unique day! She always followed through promptly and went way beyond the “call of duty”. She loves her business and made me feel I was the only wedding that “mattered”. She kept me calm! I could have been a complete mess, but she reassured me that this was going to happen and all my needs will be met! Without her, I really believe I would not have been able to incorporate everything that I wanted to include in the wedding and reception. Thank you, Diane!! You are amazing!”
Jean & Ray
“You were the best wedding present I gave myself! You referred me to vendors, went to the site in advance & the day-of. Most importantly, you made sure the reception set-up went smoothly so my guests & us would enjoy the day, you were very detail oriented. Yes, I would refer to other brides-to-be!”
Kristie & Jason M.
"Thank you so much Diane to you and your team!!!! It all came together and turned out beautifully!! We appreciate all of your help and guidance through the process!!!! I hope you enjoy this time off and the holiday season with your family!!!!!! :) You deserve it!!!!!! Thank you again!"
Hitomi & Scot
"Thank you and your assistants for guiding and supporting our wedding. It was a wonderful wedding. We would not be able to have such a good wedding without you. Thanks again."
Lisa & Mark
“Partial planning ideas helped us save us a ton of money, we even extended our stay a week in Los Cabos. All I can say is Thank You!”
Cassi & Scott
“Your wedding secret tips were a wonderful help to us, your ideas were amazing! I could not have done this without you! We definitely had a spectacular wedding – Thank you!”
Daniel Deghi, Wedding Officant at A Moment to Cherish
”If you are looking for a wedding planner who will get the job done, Diane is the one you want! Diane’s professionalism, attention to detail, flexible and joyful attitude makes the wedding couple’s biggest day a very relaxed and carefree experience! She diligently works to make sure that the wedding day is exactly what the couple wants…and like a conductor of a symphony orchestra, she masterfully delivers their dream! I would HIGHLY recommend Diane to you if you are in need of an excellent and competent wedding planner.”
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