From our clients...
It was absolutely the right decision to choose Fitting Fêtes to plan my wedding. I wanted to have really small cozy wedding ceremony and reception and that's exactly what I got. Not only did she pull the day off without a hitch, she helped create a perfect blend of our tastes . It gave me great peace of mind to know that I could truly enjoy a day I have looked forward to my entire life.
Justina has a great eye for detail, was professional and extremely organized from the day we met to the day of our wedding. She loves her job and it shows in her work. We cannot thank her enough for her dedication and help!
— yuka and yuto
Justina's great sense of taste and artistic talent made our wedding a huge success! She gave us wonderful advice every step of the way, using her creativity and imagination to suggest original ideas. We never could have done it all without her!
— mr. and mrs. benoit
When we decided to get married in New York, our first thought was fear, as planning a wedding in itself is terrifying, but planning one across the country felt down right insane. Immediately we both thought to call Justina. Without hesitation Justina jumped on board, listening to all of our ideas and channeling every thought into a creative response – both verbal and visual. She was able to provide an abundant number of vendors who matched our vision and fielded calls, emails, etc. between us and the vendors. Justina negotiated numerous contracts for us, getting us the best deals, while maintaining the highest quality services and designs. Justina was so knowledgeable about everything from types of flowers, sample designs, wedding and bridesmaid dress examples…even wording on invitations! When the day of the wedding arrived, she was there to run the show. Not only had Justina planned out a “to-the-minute” schedule, but she kept in mind the fact that not only were we important, as the bride and groom, but so were our parents, siblings, and bridal party. When it came down to it, Justina even stepped in and helped my bridesmaids with make-up. The day ran seamlessly and we couldn’t have done any of it without Justina there by our side…the whole way. If we had to do it again, Justina would be the first call we’d make. Thank you for giving us the calm and perfection every couple dreams of on their wedding day!
— brian and metisse. L.
Justina Michaels did a wonderful job planning my bachelorette party. I wanted an event planner to deal with all of the details so that my bridal party and I could just enjoy the night. I asked Justina to plan an elegant and festive event, and she selected the perfect venue, décor, and menu, securing insider deals to fit my budget. She was very easy to work with and did a great job of communicating throughout the whole process. I can’t imagine planning a party without her!
— hannah c.
new york, ny
We cannot say enough amazing things about Justina. At the beginning of the wedding planning process, she really helped us stay with a timeline that minimized wedding planning stress closer to the date. Furthermore, she knew how to translate our ideas into something special and practical for a wedding and also knew how to maintain cohesion between different elements in our wedding, such as the centerpieces and the place cards. Truly, she knew what we wanted even though we couldn't always articulate it ourselves. Justina knows how to translate ideas—no matter how disjointed or vague on the client's part— into something doable and beautiful.
Justina helped in so many ways. Some memorable tasks included helping us research the best type of confetti to use at our venue. She had a lot of practical considerations about how to best distribute confetti to guests in a quick way and how the space should be set up to maximize photo opportunities. In addition, she helped me (Jess) pick out the best type of lipstick for my skin and for the season. Lastly, she created beautiful escort table frames that were original and really maintained our vision; her skills in graphic design as well as her attentiveness made this feature at our wedding very memorable—something guests still talk about.
On the day of our wedding itself, she was ready for anything. She helped all our vendors get situated and was able to relay to them our vision for the wedding. She was also a great trouble-shooter and resolved last-minute issues very quickly and efficiently without our even knowing about it.
In a word, Justina is incredible. We put full trust in Justina to help us plan the wedding as well as coordinate the events of the day itself. She has an innate skill in event planning, decor, and communication that cannot be beat.
— jess l. and tim m.
Hiring Justina as our wedding planner and day of coordinator was the single best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process. She helped us with every aspect of the planning and kept us organized and focused. We're busy people; between jobs, moving, and the rest of our responsibilities there is no way we could've pulled this off without Justina's help.
On the day of, Justina efficiently handled every issue and made sure everything went beautifully - all we had to worry about was ourselves. We didn't have to worry about any logistics the entire day, which meant that we could focus on the people and experiences that were happening around us. She even went above and beyond with small surprises, like a keg of my husband's favorite beer, which made everything that much more special.
Justina was truly a joy to work with. She was flexible to our schedule, prompt and efficient with communication, and most importantly seemed to genuinely care about what would make us most happy on our wedding day. Our wedding was so much fun for us and all of our guests, and there's no way we could've done it without Justina.
— ben g. and sarah l.
san francisco, ca
As two full-time PhD students with very demanding schedules, we were concerned about being able to simultaneously have a memorable and unique wedding, and also devote sufficient time and attention to planning something special. Picking Justina Michaels as our wedding planner was the perfect way to alleviate the time pressure and help us coordinate all the things, both little and big, that make a wedding distinctive. Justina was extremely flexible in working around our busy schedules, with most of our planning phone calls taking place on nights and weekends when we were free. Her experience with weddings and event planning was invaluable in helping us to commit to making all the needed decisions in a timely manner to ensure that everything ran smoothly. And of course, it was absolutely essential to have her there on the day of the wedding checking that everything went as planned, so that we could relax and enjoy the time with our family and friends. We strongly recommend her to make your wedding planning less stressful and your wedding itself much more enjoyable.
— krista and eric g.
east hampton, ny
As any bride would, I met with a couple of potential planners. The first left me feeling unsure, and I wondered if I wouldn't really be able to know who to go with since it's my first wedding and I simply don't know. Justina was the second person I met, and I instantly knew. Justina was wonderful at helping us navigate the process of wedding planning which was daunting and overwhelming at first. However, from our first meeting to the last, she was professional and had an approach that immediately put our minds at ease. Justina was always flexible but never overbearing, helping us stay on a schedule and working diligently on our behalf when we were busy or stressed in our jobs and personal lives. We would never have been able to make the decisions that were crucial to the success of our wedding without her gentle reminders, keeping our overall vision in mind and always making wonderful suggestions. We cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend Fitting Fêtes to anyone who needs a planner, designer, and more!
— hannah and isaac k.
I wanted to take a few minutes, now that things have calmed down from the wedding, to thank you for your incredible contribution to our Loire Valley marriage celebration. Your expertise in coordinating every detail from start to finish in the months leading up to the wedding, and every perfect moment on the actual day, meant that Phil and I could relax and just enjoy it. You beautifully managed the tension between my nervous mom and the local French vendors, and ensured that everyone was in the loop.
I can't tell you how much Phil and I appreciate all your hard work, understanding, and patience. Our wedding was the most wonderful day and you couldn't have done a better job with the planning. You'll always have a very special place in our hearts.