“Step 1 Get Engaged. Step 2 Hire Elyse. I cannot stress the importance of hiring a wedding planner. From my first phone call with Elyse I already felt such a relief. She 100% loves her job and it shows. She provided so much knowledge and took all of the guesswork out of planning for me. I honestly was so sad when my wedding was over because I loved getting to know Elyse, she has this amazing energy and makes you feel so at ease. Elyse and her team were absolute rockstars on our wedding day. I’m sure there were things that went wrong or didn’t go as planned and we never knew because her and her team took care of every detail. Throughout the process she was super responsive and organized. Her advice was always on point and I truly would’ve been a mess without her. Thank you for making our wedding unforgettable Elyse.”
“Elyse is absolutely amazing! We love Elyse! She went above and beyond to make our wedding dreams come true! From flawless coordination, perfectly executed timelines, beautiful design vision, great communication, and a wonderful team with her, she helped make our day absolutely perfect! All of our friends, family, and the other vendors loved her so much too! She is honestly the sweetest, yet most hardworking! Without a doubt, we’d recommend Elyse for your wedding or event!!”
“Hiring Elyse was absolutely the best decision we made during our entire wedding planning process. From the very start, I knew that I was in amazing hands, and she kept us on track throughout our entire journey. Planning a wedding is A LOT of work and can be very stressful, and any time I was feeling like I needed advice, opinions, or most importantly was feeling overwhelmed, one conversation with her fixed all of that. Her taste is amazing, her organization is unmatched, and her ability to execute and problem solve are incredible. I was able to go into my wedding weekend feeling beyond confident that everything would come together perfectly, but most importantly, that I would be able to let go and truly enjoy my wedding day. That's a hard thing to do for someone like me who tends to like to keep control, but I knew that I was in amazing hands with Elyse, and our wedding weekend was absolute perfection. One thing I'll never be able to thank Elyse enough for was handling a HUGE speedbump that arose the day before our wedding. Like, almost having to cancel the wedding HUGE. Within minutes of informing Elyse, she had already problem-solved on our behalf and came up with back up plans with all of our vendors in case they were needed. Fortunately, we were able to still have the wedding of our dreams, but I can't tell you enough how important having a real rockstar of a coordinator is when you're in the middle of a crisis like we were. If you're considering hiring a coordinator/planner, DO IT. If you're considering hiring Elyse and her team (her whole team is amaaaazing), ABSOLUTELY DO IT!!”
“Elyse is the best of the best! We got married in September 2021 and Elyse made my wedding dreams come true! Not only did she consider the entire wedding day and planning process in its entirety but she was so fun to work with. Thank you, Elyse!!”
“From the moment I spoke to Elyse on the phone, I knew she was the wedding planner for us! I just got all around good vibes from her calm but professional demeanor. SLO was a destination wedding for my husband and I, as we live in SD. I was intimidated at the thought of planning a destination wedding without seeing/meeting many vendors and materials, along with working full time. Elyse was our saving grace throughout the entire process. Her organization, vision, communication, positivity, and connections within the SLO area made the wedding planning process run SO smoothly! Elyse took my vision and brought it to life. Our wedding was more than we could have ever dreamed of and we owe it to Elyse and her amazing team."
“Elyse is the best! Elyse gifted my wife and me with the best wedding ever! Seriously could not have asked for a better turnout. She was extremely helpful from the initial meeting and our wedding day literally had ZERO flaws. The amount of friends and family who have asked for Elyse's contact information for future reference is a testament to how amazing she made our special day. Can't thank you enough Elyse, we'll be back in touch when it's time for the renewal party!"
"Wow where do I even begin?! From day one Elyse went above and beyond to help make our wedding dreams a reality. Incredible coordinator, even better person. She is a rockstar at communicating with vendors, organizing wedding timelines, managing setups and putting out last-minute "fires." Her wedding layouts and timelines were honestly works of art (they were so well done and so easy to read). On our wedding day, she helped create a ceremony and reception space more beautiful than we imagined and effortlessly handled every aspect of the day. We are 1000% certain things would not have turned out so well if it was not for Elyse. Beyond her amazing work ethic, Elyse is also a wonderful human being. Her positive attitude and infectious spirit permeated throughout our wedding. She is so kind to other vendors and does everything she can to make everyone feel appreciated and valued. Hiring Elyse was one of the best decisions my husband and I made throughout our wedding planning process. She is the best!"
“We highly encourage all of you who are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, to definitely hire a wedding planner! In addition, you cannot go wrong with working with Elyse! She is beyond sweet and kind, knows so many awesome vendors (which is a total plus), and made you feel comfortable and valued every step of the way. Before hiring her, I was that bride who thought.. "Do I really need a planner.. I have all my ducks in a row in my everyday life.. I already know what I want for my big day..." however, Elyse knew exactly how to give me the space I needed and knew how to handle those "I don't know what I'm doing" moments! (Believe me- there will be plenty of ideas you will want to run by her and she always has the best solutions). Planning a wedding during COVID was no joke STRESSFUL, but, Elyse worked so hard to make sure each decision was smooth and well thought out. She was there every step of the way and we really appreciate her willingness to efficiently communicate with everyone, in addition to, her professionalism throughout the 2 years it took to plan our wedding. Much love!”
“Elyse is fantastic! Elyse was extremely helpful in planning our wedding, as we did our wedding in SLO as a destination from across the country. Elyse was able to be our eyes on the ground and identify exactly what we wanted after just a few short conversations. After deciding on the venues for our ceremony/reception, she was an excellent quarterback in terms of recommending and coordinating all of the vendors to make our experience truly perfect. If you are thinking about getting married in the central coast, Elyse should be the person you start your search with."
"We got married a few weeks ago, and I just have to say... Elyse will be the best decision you've ever made, aside from marrying your spouse. ;-) I wish I could give her 10 stars and also everything she's ever hoped and dreamed for - I'm that grateful. We had her as a day-of coordinator, so she came on board to help us for the month before the wedding. At that point, I was in sheer panic mode and felt so behind on so many things, and Elyse just handled everything with a smile. She was reassuring and friendly, and it immediately felt like she had our back and was the critical player we needed on our team. She was so responsive, so perfectly organized, and was on top of every detail (including things we hadn't even thought of). We had a few frustrating vendors that I was about ready to kill at some point and she took over completely and lifted SO much stress off of me. The wedding day itself was flawless; Elyse and her team crushed every detail and everything ran like clockwork. She's a special gem, you'll be so grateful to have her in charge so you can just enjoy your wedding. Highly recommend!"
"Elyse is The. Best. In. The. Biz. Period. It only lets me give 5 stars, but Elyse deserves 500,000!! If you're having a wedding, you NEED a good coordinator. If you're getting a coordinator, you NEED Elyse & her team. Best in the business. Total superstar in every area. Immune to stress. A true boss lady who will put out fires before they begin. Funny, fun, friendly -- you couldn't ask for better. Whatever she charges, her services are worth 10x. She is PEACE OF MIND when you need it most. Best wedding decision we made (other than, ya know, the whole marriage thing). We're considering getting married AGAIN just so I have an excuse to work with Elyse more!! Also, follow her on social... Insta game strong."
"The best decision I’ve ever made was marrying my husband. The second was hiring Elyse as our wedding planner. She handled all of our concerns/thoughts/feelings/anxieties in a timely, friendly, efficient and professional manner. She also became a friendly voice to talk ideas over with. Knowing we had her on our team helped alleviate a ton of anxiety. She was incredible at navigating both me and my husband’s personalities (and we have...um... big ones). Our venue was errrr.... difficult and I think I’d be laying in a ditch somewhere in my wedding dress right now instead of cuddling up with my hubby if it hadn’t been for Elyse’s help. She truly went above and beyond. I’m already thinking of all the other events I want to plan just so I can work with her again!"
"I was repeatedly impressed with Elyse's enthusiasm and work ethic. She took time out of her vacation to make the initial call to see if she was the right fit for us. Hiring her was the best decision I made for our destination wedding planning. We planned a CA wedding all the way from KY and Elyse was ON TOP of everything from day one. Suddenly this daunting stuff felt easy and organized in her hands. She constantly had a positive attitude (even when I didn't) and regularly rolled with the punches when we ran into road blocks with vendors and family. She was conscientious of our budget and of any concerns I may have had about stuff. It turned out better than I hoped it would, and she is 100% to thank for that. She never batted an eye to our weird requests and her positive attitude was infectious. Our wedding was perfect, more "us" than I ever could have hoped and Elyse was such a shining light throughout. I highly recommend Elyse! I hope she is in my life forever so I can watch her continue to grow her business and help give other couples their dream weddings in SLO and beyond! Hire Elyse for your event, you wont be disappointed!"
"I did not think I needed a wedding coordinator because I am extremely OCD, well-organized (spreadsheet queen) and have worked in the wedding industry myself. Hiring Elyse to coordinate our wedding was the best decision we made. Everything was flawless from the month-long communication about contracts, insurance and vendor payments, to the rehearsal music timing run-through and day-of wedding timeline. Elyse and her staff were friendly, professional, and made the day stress-free for me (the bride) which is not easy to do for someone with my type A personality. There were so many little details I hadn't even thought about that Elyse made sure were taken care of. My mom, family members and bridal party were able to enjoy the day and be present for each moment because Elyse and her team were busy making every detail perfect! I cannot recommend her enough!"
"I can safely say Elyse helped to make my day the BEST EVER! Here is how: *She alleviates any stress - she's KNOWS it's YOUR day so she ensures you have nothing to stress or worry about (she has this 'its all good everything is perfect' vibe with a huge smile that just completely relaxes you) * She truly cares. You will feel like you're her number one priority * She handles it ALL and is there ALWAYS with a smile. If anything did go wrong - I didn't know about it. And everytime I needed her she was magically there (seriously, how did you do it?!) *She puts in extra care - we had a very delicate kettubah (Jewish marriage contract) and before I could even worry I heard that Elyse had wrapped it up exactly as it came and it was already in the room. This was absolutely above and beyond. * Extra care continued - she even put on my flower crown because my hair person had to run out for a moment. Her attitude was of course absolutely amazing 'everything is perfect and whatever you need' * Her joy in helping to make our day the best showed through out the day. Putting into words how amazing Elyse was for us is hard. It was the best day of our life and there were no hiccups or anything because of Elyse. What's more is she is genuine, because of this you have a planner with integrity who really does want this to be your best day ever. We can't thank you enough Elyse!!!!"
"A HUGE weight off our shoulders!! My wife and I were referred to Elyse by one of our close friends and we are so grateful for her!! Elyse went above and beyond being proactive and responsive. We used the Knot.com wedding planning book and website, with Elyse taking over for the month of, and day of, our wedding. She is professional and organized while being flexible with the various nuances that I'm sure are a part of most weddings. For context, our wedding had about 150 people, about 10 vendors, and yes, family politics. :) I very rarely do reviews but I can confidently say, please do yourself a favor and give her a call!"
"Elyse is INCREDIBLE. We worked with her through SeaVenture for our wedding in 2017, though it seemed like she was the face of everything that happened that day. We had 105 guests, and she was ready and waiting, shielding us from anything remotely challenging the weekend of. If she had her own business at the time, we 1000% would have hired her and had her take care of it for us. We never met Elyse before booking our venue, but she did such a great job that to this day we stay in touch with her. She’s bright, an excellent facilitator, has planning skills that don’t compare with anyone I know or have worked with before, and she’s connected. Most of all, she provided a SEAMLESS experience. Isn’t that what we’re all hoping for, when planning anything important to us?! If we ever plan another event in the area, we’ll ask Elyse to plan it. You should, too."
"My husband and I were so lucky to have Elyse as our wedding planner. I wasn't one of those people who had my wedding day planned out so we really didn't know what to expect, but Elyse was right there to help us through it. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. She walked us through every step of the ceremony and reception, including some parts we didn't even think of. After all her amazing work, we were left with a magical day that we will never forget. Thank you so much for everything Elyse!"
"Elyse was a dream come true to my husband and I. She was our coordinator for our September 2017 wedding in Pismo Beach. We live in LA, so planning a wedding from 3 hours away could have been difficult, but it wasn’t at all, thanks to Elyse. She was always there to answer any question and help us in any way. Her positivity and delightful energy continually reassured us that everything would be perfect, and it was. Throughout the entire process, she was so friendly, professional, organized and easy to speak to. Thanks to her our wedding day was practically stress free! She truly helped us to appreciate our special day to the fullest! She wasn’t just our wedding coordinator. She also felt like a friend. And, like the best Maid of Honor a Bride could ever have."
"I worked with Elyse for my June wedding this year and she was a Godsend. I wanted a beach wedding my whole life and she definitely made my dream a reality. It was very difficult to plan a CA wedding living in UT but Elyse was always quick to respond to my emails and crazy questions. She never let me worry about a thing and the day of my wedding went too perfect for words and I owe it all to her."
"Elyse is absolutely amazing! She was our wedding coordinator for our June 24, 2017 wedding at the SeaVenture Hotel. I am a perfectionist and did not trust anyone with setting up for the wedding, but Elyse assured me it would all be perfect, and it was! She follows direction well but also has an amazing eye of her own. She is so reliable and friendly that working with her is a breeze. I recommend Elyse 100%. She made our wedding perfect."
"Elyse is absolutely amazing! Elyse was my wedding coordinator for my wedding on May 12,2018 and she made the process an absolute breeze. With Elyse, I did not stress about my wedding once. She was very organized and kept all the vendors on track without me having to worry. Throughout the whole process she was in communication with me and helped guide me since I have no experience planning a wedding. I would highly recommend Elyse to anyone planning a wedding as she is definitely a hard worker and will do her best making sure your day is absolutely perfect and magical."
"Elyse was our wedding coordinator for our 2017 Sycamore Mineral Springs wedding. She was absolutely fantastic!!!! From the large details to the very small ones like holding all of our cell phones during the ceremony, putting the boutonniere on the guys and making sure the whole wedding was perfect! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a stress-free perfect wedding!"
"Elyse was my wedding planner on June 8, 2018!! We had the perfect beach wedding and reception at seaventure hotel in pismo beach, California. Elyse did an amazing job coordinating everything from food to scheduling to flowers! I highly recommend Elyse for her professionalism and organization skills. She is a total sweetheart! Thank you for everything Elyse ♥️"
"Elyse is amazing! She came on as my coordinator half way through wedding planning. She was so professional and stayed on top of everything for me. Which was really important because I was planning my wedding from two and half hours away. I honestly had no stress when it came to everything coming out the way I visioned it. Elyse kept in constant contact with me and made sure deadlines were met and answered any questions I had. The day of the wedding she kept us on schedule and still managed to decorate the reception area and made everything perfect! I would recommend Elyse to anyone and everyone!"
"Elyse planned our wedding on 6/16/18 through the SeaVenture, and she made sure that everything was perfect! She flawlessly handled and managed everything, and answered questions, questions, and more questions, with absolute grace and a smile. We're so thankful to have had her every step of the way and everything turned out wonderfully because of her! We highly recommend Elyse and her services and cannot speak any more highly of her, she's amazing! I have no idea how we would have managed without her! Thank you so much, Elyse!"
"Amazing coordinator from start to finish. Elyse did an amazing job at our wedding. We hired her very close to the wedding and she went straight into action to make our wedding perfect. She coordinated with all our vendors to make sure everything was perfect for us. She made sure to keep the event schedule on time and would constantly check in with us if we need anything. I would recommend her in a heart beat for any wedding my friends would have."
"We loved Elyse! We worked with Elyse through SeaVenture Hotel and Restaurant for our wedding in 2018. She was fabulous and took all the stress off me as a bride, especially since we lived so far away and having a little one to care for. She was able to schedule calls around our schedule and was very responsive when I had even the silliest of questions. We had only met her once before our wedding while we were in town for a quick visit and picked up linen samples, but all our detailing planning had to be done over the phone and she did amazing getting just what I had envisioned. The day of she made everything so seamless and if there was a hiccup we never knew it. She even had all our decorations packed up and in our room at the end of the day ready and waiting for us so we never had to worry about them. She for sure goes above and beyond to make your day one to remember and I hope that she will still be event planning when we have our 25th anniversary because I know we would for sure love her help to plan it! Thank you so much Elyse for helping with and being a part of our special day!"
"Elyse is simply the BEST! From the very beginning when I simply inquired, to the last dance of the night, Elyse made our day the BEST EVER!!! It is clear that she loves what she does. She was quick to reply and help every time we needed her. Her professionalism and enthusiasm made the whole process a joy. I never felt stressed because I knew she was organized and prepared. Love love love her!!!!"
"Classy and Confident. I enjoy Elyse's energy! Working with Elyse is always such a great joy! As a florist in the wedding industry, I have always admired her impeccable style and incredible eye for detail. Over the years working alongside her on many events, her upbeat attitude and professional manner always give me the utmost confidence necessary in her event planning abilities. From excellent and prompt communications, to wonderfully executed timelines, her organizational skills and clear visions allow us to always deliver polished stellar events together! Thank you, Elyse!"
“We worked at Oceanpoint Ranch together for a wedding. Elyse and her team were professional, kind, and accommodating . She communicated with our team very clearly. We can't wait to work with Elyse Events again!”
“Elyse and her team are always a delight to work with on events! She always has her Client's best interest in mind while at the same time being sensitive to their Vendor's needs to complete the event seamlessly along with her. She has a beautiful design eye to curate a beautiful event and is always fun to work with!”
“Elyse and her team are top notch! Her communication was always prompt and thorough. Communication is excellent and extremely easy to work with. As a wedding and event vendor, these are attributes we all strive to find in every vendor we work with and they nail it every time! Thanks EE!”
“As a site manager, she was a dream to work with. This coordinator went above and beyond, talk about a planning-superstar, she crosses all the Ts and dots all the Is. From start to finish I cannot rave about her more. I would welcome her back to my site for any and every wedding.”
“I love working with Elyse! Every time I work with her I know everything is going to be organized and running smoothly. She has such a fun personality and a great eye for design. And boy can she work well under pressure and keep calm. If you are looking for a planner who has it all... she is the planner for you. I definitely will give her 10 stars out of 5.”
“Elyse was soooo sweet and helpful! If you're planning to get married, book Elyse to help. You won't regret it!”
“I've had the privilege of working with Elyse a few times, and she is the most amazing planner - she's so professional, so organized, and an absolute joy to work with. She is clear and concise in all of her communication, and consistently executes her incredible visions. It's obvious that she is a person of high caliber with amazing passion. I highly recommend Elyse Events!!"
“I am a wedding vendor in the baking industry and I have done many weddings with Elyse! She is the best coordinator I have ever worked with!! 100% recommend her to anyone getting married!"
“As a local wedding planner, I've had the pleasure to assist Elyse Events on multiple weddings now, and let me just say... WOW, ELYSE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at what she does! She is very creative and has a eye for detail and GORGEOUS designs. She is extremely friendly to work with and treats her team, vendor team, couples and their guests with a level of respect that doesn't go unnoticed. She has such a kind heart and it shows! She will go above and beyond to make your wedding day one you will never forget and will cherish for the rest of your lives! I absolutely love assisting Elyse Events and can't wait for the next opportunity to work with her!”
“If you hire Elyse, you’re getting the best! She is all about the details and makes sure everything works together according to plan. Amazing communication with vendors and wedding party. You cannot go wrong with Elyse!!”
“Elyse and her team are always a delight to work with! Elyse makes it a joy to work alongside her to provide a beautiful design style and vision for her clients. And they are so accommodating to our needs as vendors when setting up our florals on site.”
“Our team loved working with Elyse on one of the hottest days of the year. Everything was smooth, clear and precise. Elyse is an amazing planner from beginning to end. You will not regret hiring Elyse Events."
“Elyse was wonderful to work with as a vendor. I am a venue manager and she was very organized and made sure to leave the venue the way she found it. She is very responsive and professional.”
“I have known Elyse for many years, she has an open mind approach to her events and most importantly really listens to her clients. She is completely prepared and ensures her "team" of vendors is completely advised of timing and layout as well as any last-minute changes. This is incredibly helpful and lends itself to great teamwork the day of a wedding. She is a delight to know and work with. Always calm, cool and collected. As a wedding professional I am completely aware of all the finite details that require the trained eye of a excellent coordinator. I have a sense of calm and relief when I see Elyse will be our shared client’s coordinator on such an incredibly important day..."
“I'm the Sales & Events Manager at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa and had the pleasure of working with Elyse for a Wedding Reception. She made everything so easy. All her emails, BEOs, timelines were so detailed and showed she really cared. Her shining personality and professionalism showed throughout the planning process and the day of the event. It was an honor to work with her."
“We love working with Elyse and her team! She is very responsive and professional during the planning process to the very end of the event!"
“Elyse is such a pleasure to work with! Top notch :) Professional, organized, easy to reach, and a wonderful energy on site! She is a gem and I highly recommend her services!”
“It's always so amazing getting to work alongside wedding vendors who really know what they are doing! Elyse and her team go far beyond expectations & are one of the best teams that our company has worked with. From the beginning, Elyse went above and beyond with the entire planning process. She was patient and so incredibly kind, despite planning through a pandemic. Every detail was taken care of and was flawlessly executed. Highly recommend hiring a dream vendor like Elyse, you will not be disappointed! Every wedding needs an Elyse! :)"
“Elyse is positive, knowledgeable, organized, flexible and creative. She truly offers the comfort and peace of mind that an event will be flawless. I have had the pleasure of working with Elyse several times and can confidently recommend Elyse Events to professionally take care of the finest details, keep schedules running smoothly, and allow you to fully enjoy your special day."
“Love working with Elyse Events and her team! They are super fun and make wedding planning look like a walk in the park. What we especially love about working with Elyse is that she gives her vendors the space to do the job they were hired to do without micromanaging them. Bottles & Ice will work with Elyse Events any time :)"
"Elyse and her staff are so fun and easy to work with. I loved the detailed timeline and layout, everything we ever emailed or chatted about was included in both the timeline and layout, so much attention to detail! Over the three days of events (rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch) she handled everything with professionalism and went above and beyond! I will definitely be recommending her! Thanks Elyse!"
"Elyse was such a joy to work with! Not only was everything beautiful, it was so ahead of schedule and ran so smoothly. Elyse and her team were professional throughout the whole process and made everything relaxed and fun :) I'd definitely recommend her!"
"Elyse and her amazing team were a pleasure to work with! She is very professional and highly organized to ensure that not a single detail gets overlooked! I would highly recommend her to any couples getting married on the Central Coast!"
"We, at the Beach Bus Photo Booth, couldn't have asked for a better experience. Elyse outdid herself in every way. Communication and flexibility is key for any event. From start to finish, 2 months in advance to the day of, we had a clear plan of execution and accomplished it all. It's great to work with someone who has a constant smile and positive outlook. There is definitely a passion behind what she does and it clearly shows with wonderful results! We highly recommend Elyse Events and would gladly work with her again! Surfs Up!"
"I am a wedding entertainment vendor, so this review is from that perspective. I loved working with Elyse. I can tell that she is going to be around for a while because she treats her vendors well. She was helpful, communicative, and I felt like she had my interest at heart. Thanks for taking care of me and my band!"
"Elyse is very organized and has such an eye for detail! She is a pleasure to have at our venue and we love working with her!"
"Elyse is calm under pressure, able to put fires out that you didn't even know existed, and has an eye for décor and design that many dream of having. I am a local Wedding Planner and I have had her assist me several times. I know that when she is on my team, I do not have to worry about the tasks I assign her because she knows what to do and will get things done - which is what I need on wedding day! She has great rapport with other vendors, is personable, and always has a smile on her face. She is an asset to any team and is a great wedding coordinator!"
"Working with Elyse has been nothing short of fabulous! From start to finish, she has great communication, is organized, and has an amazing positive attitude. Being a fellow vendor, we always look forward to working with coordinators like Elyse. She is fun, creative, and the perfect person to make all of your party dreams come true! We highly recommend Elyse and I look forward to working with her again!"
"As a DJ / MC in the wedding industry here on the Central Coast. Working with a great coordinator is amazing. Just makes the wedding day smooth, fun and perfect for the couples we work with. Elyse would be a great choice for your wedding."
"I am a wedding photographer/cinematographer and worked on a wedding with Elyse over the summer. She is organized and really cares about her clients. I would most definitely recommend her!"
"Our string quartet played one of Elyse's weddings last month, and she was a pleasure to work with. Every detail was taken care of, her assistants were pleasant and competent, everything was smooth, and she made everything seem easy. Thanks, Elyse!"