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(951) 234-7629
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 25 Reviews


    Corina Lopez

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not have asked for a better planner for my wedding. From our very first conversation, i immediately felt so comfortable with her, like you would talk to a family member with. I felt like i had known her forever. I had met with other planners and they were so stiff and all about the event, Michelle took the time to ask about our engagement story, my son, our family. Everything i had imagined my wedding day would be like came true and more! I had the opportunity to work with the wedding queen herself, Michelle Garibay, and i have to say i am so blessed to have had her. I never had to ask her if things were being handled, she emailed me with details as needed to not overwhelm me and answered all my questions so fast. On the day of, she kept me so calm and i was so assured everything was going to go off without a hitch having her with me. If there was anything that went wrong i certainly did not hear about it and have not found out till this day. I was able to focus on myself that ... Read more

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    You and Tommy were so much fun to work with… Actually, easy is the best way to describe it , which is exactly how it should be. You trusted me to bring your wedding vision to life and seeing the three of you enjoy every moment of your wedding day was my greatest reward and I’m very honored that you chose me! And, no, nothing went wrong on your wedding day! XO

    Lindsay Forbes

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot imagine planning a wedding without Cara, she is a complete master! We booked Michelle Garibay over a year in advance of our wedding and Cara supported us throughout the entire planning process. She had honest and helpful advice and she is full of ideas and resources. Our wedding was at Temecula Creek Inn and Cara coordinates with them SEAMLESSLY!! I got so much reassurance knowing that Cara worked so well with them. She helped us replace a vendor when one of them went out of business, she suggested design elements that helped elevate our decor, and importantly she told me what was NOT worth it or not needed. She kept me very grounded.  In addition to being an experienced professional who is highly organized and responsive, she also has a very friendly and relaxed demeanor which was helpful to balance some of my nervousness. She provided reassurance that we were on track throughout our planning. She also got along with all of our family members and helped make them a part o... Read more

    Haley Perry

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  • Michelle is the absolute BEST. If you are getting married in Temecula you are missing out if you have not hired Michelle yet. She knows EVERYONE and because of her amazing connections with vendors we not only saved money but we ended up with the most beautiful decor and the most talented vendor team all thanks to Michelle. She knows what will look amazing and makes sure you stay true to your theme or feel without getting overwhelmed by ideas from Pinterest. I could not be more grateful for her advice and hard work. She has AMAZING taste and knows exactly what goes and what can help make your wedding unique to the two of you. She had such fun and creative ideas. We were SO happy we booked her full service planning as we would have been lost without her. Our day went perfectly thanks to her and her team. She took care of everything so I didn't have to stress. She is like the Fairy Godmother to every bride's Cinderella, She makes dreams come true!!

    Elizabeth

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  • You wrote a review for Michelle Garibay Events A moment ago 5.0 star rating 10/22/2018 I had the most amazing experience working with Michelle Garibay. Cara was our planner and did a great a job helping with the planning of our day. They offer different packages and that worked best for me. I was able to find something that was gonna fit the needs for me and my husband and my family. I primarily wanted a planner to help coordinate the final details with vendors and to help with the set-up and breakdown of our event. Cara did such an amazing job that my husband and I and my family could completely enjoy our wedding day. I never once felt stressed. Thank you so much for everything!

    Konalee

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    5 out of 5
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  • Well, what can I say......Destination Weddings For The Win. Thanks to Michelle for planning our dream day! My husband and I got married in Hawaii on the island of Oahu on 19th August 2018 and we used the services of Michelle Garibay Events (MGE). Let me tell you, this lady is worth her weight in gold! First of all, we read a lot of reviews across the internet regarding whether or not to have a wedding planner at all. Many thought it could easily be done without as I am a project planner by trade. I’m sure it could be done, but as we were venturing overseas we didn’t want to take any chances. Michelle had many many contacts with local vendors and if something was out of our price range she would either negotiate or look elsewhere. As Michelle owns MGE, it is an extremely personalised service and excellent value for money. She doesn’t like to sell a package deal, but rather tailors the wedding to the needs of the client. We had two skype calls leading up to the big day and every em... Read more

    Jonas

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  • We worked with Tiana as our day-of coordinator for our wedding at Callaway in Temecula, and she was an invaluable resource from the first day we spoke with her. We didn't think we would need a day-of coordinator, but boy are we glad we got Tiana. She was very knowledgable and knew all of our vendors already, which made it that much easier for her to take that off our plates. She took care of everything behind the scenes on the big day to make sure everything went off without a hitch, and even sent us a cute wedding gift after. Highly recommend!!

    Heather

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  • Michelle did an amazing job with our 500 person wedding at Sweet Oaks Ranch. She brought many amazing ideas and really helped to turn an outdoor equestrian venue into a glamourous and posh Hollywood-style space!

    Courtney

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  • Michelle Garibay came highly recommended however we just couldn't afford her services ( Totally worth it but we overspent ) with that being said we booked with her Jr. Coordinator Tiana and we were not disappointed. One of the best things we spent money on! Tiana took care of everything the day of our wedding, all I had to do was relax. She set everything up, had everyone where they needed to be and put everything away at the end of the night (I'm sure she did so much more than what I saw but it was my place to relax and thats exactly what I did) Anyways, she was awesome to work with, very sweet and handled it all. Our officiant couldn't make it to our rehearsal so she calmed me down when I was sure that the day of wouldn't run smooth because he didn't attend rehearsals with us. Anytime I asked about something she knew what was going on and when my makeup artist accidentally took my phone and I was searching for it she was on top of getting it back! Seriously, don't stress and enjoy yo... Read more

    Michelle

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  • I don't mean to offend anyone...but you're a FOOL if you don't hire Michelle Garibay for your wedding. She is absolutely AMAZING. From the moment I emailed her for the first time until after my wedding, she was super responsive and extremely helpful with all my questions. I hired her as my day of coordinator but she started 60 days before and was available even before that. I almost wish I would have hired her for my full wedding planner. Words can't describle how happy I am that we decided to use her services...worth every penny and then some. My wedding went without a hitch, even if there were any issues I had no idea because Michelle handled everything so professionally. My husband and I are both so happy with how smoothly our wedding went under Michelle's eye. Needless to say, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Michelle Garibay Events! You won't regret it from beginning to end. You'll be in great hands! Thanks, Michelle, for everything- we are beyond pleased with your services :)

    Kori

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  • Michelle Garibay Events was an excellent choice for our day-of coordinator. She was flexible, accommodating, and patient with me as I made changes and emailed her super late! She is friendly and professional, and will work hard to make sure your wedding is exactly what you envisioned. Two thumbs up!

    responded with the following comments.

    Kori! It was so fun working with you and Christian - one of the sweetest couples ever! Mariah and I had a blast on your wedding day and were extremely happy that everything unfolded beautifully. Your A team on site made sure of that! :) Best wishes to you both!

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Having Michelle as my wedding coordinator was a lifesaver and a dream come true. She is so committed to her clients, is so organized and on top of things, and always has such AMAZING ideas. She truly understands that this is one of the most important days of your life, and from her heart she wants to help make your day absolutely perfect. She takes it very seriously and is so caring of your special occasion! It was easy to collaborate in person or even far away through e-mail or text message. She's also very honest if she doesn't think something will look good together, and will come up with an idea that will blow you away instead. When we described what look we wanted for our wedding and showed pictures, she knew EXACTLY what vendor to go to that would fit both my idea and budget. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Michelle Garibay and her team, you just have to have this wonderful experience yourself. She helped make the entire wedding process fun, exciting and stress f... Read more

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    Katie and Mark - I had the absolute best time working with you both on your wedding! We had so much fun together and clicked from the beginning - which I think is most important for a successful creative partnership. All the best to you both!

    User5188502

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  • Let me preface this by saying that my mom and I are so beyond grateful for all that Michelle did to ensure my wedding was the perfect day. She went above and beyond!! We hired Michelle as a "day of" coordinator, since our venue had an events team in place. However, the venue (a Temecula winery) went through numerous staff changes up to just weeks before our wedding, which had me and my mom both very, very nervous. Michelle was with us the whole way, in constant communication, and even met my mom at the winery (again) the week before the wedding to ensure the new events team at the winery was up to speed. Michelle is a true professional, and she most definitely knows her way around the Temecula wineries. We had yet to receive a seating plan for the reception, and Michelle came to the rescue by sending us an old one she had used there. She answered many questions for us when the event team at the venue temporarily stopped responding to emails. Michelle will give you honest, much needed f... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Karen! It was such a pleasure working with you and your mom and I'm so pleased you and Jon had an amazing wedding day. Your comments just reaffirm the point that it is important to hire an outside Day of Coordinator because you never know what type of (multiple!) staffing changes a venue might go through and the communication lost from person to person. I am very thankful that I was your constant and able to provide you with the peace of mind you needed! Best wishes to you both!

    Julie

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  • If you are looking for an amazing wedding coordinator....look no further. Michelle planned the wedding of our son, Joseph and his beautiful bride Hilary. The wedding took place outdoor in the garden of the Darlington House in La Jolla, CA in late April. We knew there could be a chance of lite rain but really didn't expect it. Of course it rained, and it rained hard! Upon Michelle's suggestion the day before, a tent was ordered for the garden. Magically, Michelle coordinated the wedding around the rain to the point where guests commented on how the rain just seemed to be an added touch to the beauty of the day. The tent was beautifully decorated and none of the guests were inconvenienced and the day continued on as planned. The day was perfect and magical. I know that behind the scenes Michelle must have been crazy making adjustments to accommodate the rain but you honestly would have never known. To me that is a sign of a true professional and an amazing coordinator who works... Read more

    Kevin Martzolf

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  • At our first meeting with Michelle we were very excited to work with her as she seemed great. But man did that change. She was extremely difficult to deal with throughout the entire process leading up to our big day. Which would have been fine if she had done a good job on the day of our wedding. But that was the farthest from what happened. Not only was she rude to the staff at the venue, but she was also very snappy with our entire family during the rehearsal and day of. After sending our bridal party details and table assignments multiple times through her site that we HAD to use, everything was still wrong the day of, it was like she never even checked her site that she made us input everything into. It was bad enough that she kept getting the bridal party names and order wrong, but the fact that our table assignments were so messed up that the parents were sitting in the very back of the room nowhere near anything was absolutely mind boggling.. We also had to pay for her to have a... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    The hugs and smiles from the bride and handwritten thank you card I received from the mother of the bride upon my departure tell a different story. I have a much different perspective on how things went but perception is reality. I’m disappointed you feel the way you do but I wish you and Katelyn the best.

    Abbie

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  • Michelle and her team are extremely organized and experienced. They know exactly how to make everything go smoothly. She also knows most of the vendors for weddings in the Temecula area and so was very useful with recommendations for all the vendors, and has great relationships with them. She knew our venue very well and let us all enjoy the day while she handled all the décor, sequencing of events and getting everyone where they needed to be on time. Wonderful experience to work with her. Her systems are first class .

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