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Planner in North Arlington, NJ,
(973) 634-5474
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  • 12 Reviews


    Nora Mccarthy

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  • Kelly is THE best. I am an event planner myself and I honestly can't imagine pulling off my wedding without her. There was no task too big or too small and you can tell she truly cares about your wedding and you as a person. I had a fully outdoor wedding with lots of moving pieces and set up and she handled it all flawlessly. Kelly never missed a call or an appointment and went above and beyond to make sure I enjoyed my wedding day. She's now planning one of my bridesmaid's weddings, too! Best decision I made.

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    Thank you so much, Nora! It was truly a pleasure! I loved being part of your day. I know you will have a beautiful ever after together.

    Jessica Naser

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  • To all the brides reading this, the day of my wedding, almost every vendor called me the “calmest and chillest” bride ever. You know why? Literally because of Kelly ! Kelly went so above and beyond for weeks before my big day. She had every single little detail written down, she is incredible timely and super professional! I wanted to change something last minute WHILE my wedding was going on, and she told pulled it off. I couldn’t be more happy and I HIGHLY recommend her!!!!

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    Thank you so much!!!! It was an amazing wedding! I'm very thankful to have had my assistant coordinator Michelle with me that day as well to help successfully execute all of the day's details!

    Leigh Ann Cannella

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  • Kelly is 10000% the most wonderful person I have ever worked with. She was my day of coordinator for my wedding in the beginning of November. She was always on time, always ready to go, organized, well spoken, and always taking notes or giving good advice. Kelly was with me for every detail of my day, accommodating to my friends and family. We had a minor mishap with another vendor and she personally drove my stepmom to the mall to get her makeup done while I was getting ready, no questions asked. We even lost power at our hotel and she was immediately on the phone looking for solutions! She is THE BEST. She eased any bit of stress I had, and made sure every single thing I wanted was done correctly. She is worth every penny. My family and friends complimented her hard work all night and for weeks after. If you are looking for any type of wedding or party coordinator, SHE IS YOUR GIRL!

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    Thank you so much, Leigh Ann!!! It was truly a pleasure working with you & I loved being able to assist in any way!

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • When my now husband and I, made the decision to hire a coordinator, we narrowed our search down to 3 reputable NJ wedding planners and set some time to interview with all 3. While I was left a little iffy through my conversations with the others, the second we sat down with Kelly, we knew that she was the missing piece to our team. Kelly, from the very beginning was super personable and easy to talk to. She seemed more like a friend rather than just another vendor. Although we hired her for day of coordination, I was able to reach out to Kelly with any questions I had throughout the planning process. She handled all of our vendors during the final weeks leading to our wedding day, confirmed our timeline with them 2 times!!! and even attended a few vendor meetings with us. Day of, she arrived on time and acted professionally throughout the whole day, and ensured that everything was running smoothly and on time. She even brought my wedding dress down to the venue, as I didn't want to... Read more

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    Thanks so much Steph!! I had so much fun working with you. You truly braved the day, no matter the weather! It was a pleasure.

    Adriana Ciavaglia

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  • I didn’t even realize how much I needed Kelly until she began working with us the month leading up to our wedding! (To put things into perspective, I have an obsessive planning personality with color coded everything and a spreadsheet for all things imaginable, yet I still couldn't have done it without her.) Kelly went above and beyond in everything she did - from going to see the venue on her own time, to noticing little things I had mentioned to vendors in emails she was CC'ed on and taking care of them herself, to blotting sweat off me after a wild dance set at the wedding, ha, and that’s just to name a few. She was so proactive in tying up loose ends which I LOVED, and shows that she really knows what she's doing. The day of the wedding, I anticipated chaos and rush but it was the most fun, relaxing and positive day ever. I don’t know how she managed to stay on top of me, the bridal party, my husband and all the men (we got ready at separate locations about 30 min away from ... Read more

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    Thank you so much, Adri. It was an amazing day & I'm so glad to have been part of it. Wishing you a happily ever after!

    Jessica Moran

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  • Kelly was a complete life saver on our wedding day. Even from before and to after it was over she made sure everything was handled. She took away sooo much stress from myself and my bridal party to the point where we had nothing to worry about and had the time of our lives. The day went on perfectly without a single problem because Kelly made sure of it. It was the best decision we made to hire her to take care of everything on our special day and we will forever be so so grateful for her!!!!!

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    Jess, you are so sweet! What a beautiful day for a deserving couple! I’m so happy you guys had the best time!

    Monica

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  • Kelly!! I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for my husband, my family and my self! Honestly we all don’t know what we would have done without you it’s been about a week now and we still can’t stop talking about how lost we would have been without you. Thank you for keeping us all sane and letting us enjoy the wedding day to the fullest! Thank you for keep my husband and I calm all day! Thank you for taking care of my parents and letting them enjoy every second of the day. We are so grateful for you and everything you have done! ❤️❤️❤️ thank you for being our superwoman!!

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    Thank you so much! It was such a special day surrounded by beautiful people. You looked amazing and I was thrilled to be there for you!

    Cristina

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  • Kelly Ann was absolutely flawless in everything she did! She made my wedding planning process so smooth! She was always available for appointments, she gave great recommendations and she was super patient with me! For someone that is just beginning in the business, she is extremely knowledgeable and professional! All our other vendors kept complimenting her work and how our day just ran so smooth with out a hitch!!! Every bride to be needs Kelly by their side!!!

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    I loved planning your wedding by your side! Thank you for trusting me throughout the entire process. It was an honor!

    Cristina

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  • Kelly from Gifted Events NJ was the vendor I had to least worry about on my wedding day thanks to her flawless coordination efforts and extreme organization! I hired Kelly to provide day-of wedding coordination services and I honestly wish I had hired her for the whole process! She made sure all my vendors were on time and that the day was total magic. Kelly also ensured that I had time to HAVE FUN and made sure my family (including my micromanaging mom) had fun and didn't have to worry about anything. I highly recommend Kelly to anyone who needs a phenomenal event coordinator!!!

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    It was an honor to be there for you both! Thank you for trusting us in helping your day run as smooth as possible.

    Siva T

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  • Kelly & her team are awesome! What is very important in coordinating an event are seamless communication and collaboration. Kelly and her team do both exceptionally! Kelly is always open to suggestions, provides input and makes sure that she draws an input from all stakeholders. She has a very pleasant personality and works well with people.

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    It was a pleasure working with you both and your awesome team of vendors and beautiful venue. Thank you for trusting us with your special day!

    Vivi and Parth

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  • We hired GEP for our wedding and they did a great job! We had an all [day] event starting at 10am with a Hindu Ceremony followed by lunch. Then we had a break and Catholic Ceremony. Finally we had our reception which ended sometime after 12am. Kelly & Cloe were able to keep our vendors on the timeline. They were really helpful with the venue and keeping GM for the hall in check as the venue staff was extremely unorganized! Kelly & Cloe jumped in & took control for what the venue staff lacked in organization. We were very pleased with their service.

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    Thank you so much for trusting us with your special day! It was our pleasure to do everything we could possibly do to make your day run smoothly!

    User4580401

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  • Kelly is an amazing person! Very professional & organized, responds quickly to e-mails or texts. From the very first time I reached out to her, she was very responsive and creative. I shared my ideas with her and she made an inspiration board of all my favorites. She goes above and beyond for her clients and expects nothing less than perfection. Yesterday, everything I imagined and loved was right in front of me. From the delicious desserts to the table decor. If you are looking to book a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, graduation party, or any other event Gifted Event Planning is the way to go.

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    Thank you so much Jess! I’m glad I could be part of your wedding celebrations. I appreciate your feedback!

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