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Planner in New York, New York,

Skylar Arden Wedding and Events Planning and Design

New York
New York, New York, NY
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(508) 789-4276
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  • 32 Reviews


    Katherine

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  • I knew Dawn through a mutual friend, and when I got engaged I thought of her to coordinate my wedding. We did a "month of" package with day of coordinating and floral design as well. Dawn scheduled calls with us at booking, a couple months out, and then during the month of she was completely ready to help me with anything I asked. She coordinated with our vendors to get their paperwork and other boring things we didn't want to do :) She gave us many recommendations such as our officiant (Once upon a vow) who was INCREDIBLE and my hair and makeup (Joli Beauty Bar) also amazing ladies. Dawn also did our floral design. She knew what I wanted to spend, and what vibe I was going for and she totally turned it out. I loved our bouquets that she got hand dyed ribbons for, and the glass bottles she used for our tables. She helped me to create my minimalist slightly boho chic look i was going for. Dawn is very down to earth and keeps a calm demeanor at all times. We also had a few ... Read more

    Michelle

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  • From the time I contacted Dawn, got a response back the next day. Dawn was available for every meeting appointment, having her for the day off my wedding was very relaxing everything was very smooth. Thank You Very Much Dawn

    Susy

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  • My wedding was the best day ever and I could not have enjoyed it without the help of Skylar Arden. As an interior designer, I am more than capable of planning and coordinating and creating a beautiful setup, however there is always the stress of becoming your own planner that makes the whole process unappealing. I was working 14hour days and my husband was studying for his CFA level 3 exam and Dawn was able to work with our crazy schedules. In the beginning, Dawn was someone I could bounce ideas off. When you plan your own wedding, a lot of the difficulties lay in what you think your guests want, what you have to order or buy or plan to impress them, make their day as special as they are making yours... Dawn was there to put sense into the planning. She was one part designer, one part planner and two parts therapist. She offered as much or as little help as I wanted/needed and was extremely tactful in how she approached issues. I had financial worries and was not the "wedding" type, I ... Read more

    Fei

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  • Me and my husband had great time to work with Dawn. She is wonderful. Always be there when you need her, and great arrangement for everything. Even we only have 2 months to prepare everything. She still done a great job. We are so glad to having her.

    Bethany

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  • We hired Dawn as event support for our nonprofit's annual gala this past Spring (standing cocktail reception, 300+ guests, celeb presence). During planning, she was meticulously organized, detail-oriented, and efficient. Onsite, even during high-stress moments, she remains calm, focused, and helps to keep the event flowing smoothly. Dawn has an exceptional eye for design (e.g. invite design, florals, decor), and helps incorporates your personal aesthetics/brand into the event design. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for a wedding or other event!

    Josh

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  • We worked with Dawn, and let me just say that she saved us from countless headaches. After we had two planners quit on us, we reached out to her less than a month before the wedding. I can't express how much she helped us with her professionalism, thoughtfulness, and respect. She understood that our wedding was not going to be a conventional one and she was extremely flexible when it came to giving us advice. We don't think our wedding day could have gone any smoother - all of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to - thanks, Dawn!

    Christine

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  • Dawn was amazing. She kept me on track and made all the trains run on time the day of. I had planned the skeleton of the wedding, but Dawn came in and blew it out of the water. She found an amazing caterer in my budget and made the day run smoothly. Couldn't recommend her enough.

    User6343648

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  • Hire Dawn as your week of wedding planner and you won't regret it!!! Dawn was 100% on top of everything that needed to get done for my wedding, and was never more than an email or phone call away, always getting back to us ASAP and making sure that we had everything we needed, or reminding us of what needed to get done by when. Even though she is a "week of" planner, she was already working closely with us long before that, answering any little questions we had, attending our linens/rental selection with us, and collect/reviewed our vendor contracts. On the day of the wedding, she and her assistant Chris made sure everything went smoothly without a hitch! Even though there were many last minute issues that needed to be dealt with (dinner seating changes, a vendor missing insurance etc), Dawn took care of it behind-the-scenes and always handled situations with calm and ease, so the two of us could enjoy the wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dawn!

    Kathleen

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  • Dawn was absolutely wonderful!! From the outset she was organized, conscientious, and such a pleasure to work with. As a full-time doctoral student I wouldn't have been able to have the amazing wedding that we had without her. She helped us find the best venues within our price range, revised all of the contracts, and maintained communication with all our vendors and with us throughout the entire process. Furthermore, she has a wonderful eye for detail and helped add the best finishing touches to our wedding! She is the best and I'm going to miss working with her! Our wedding was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without Dawn!

    Vladimir

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  • Dawn is very patient, diligent, collaborative, creative, and a true pleasure to work with. We were open to her guidance and suggestions, but never felt forced to make a decision we were not comfortable with. Dawn makes it easy to have candid communication. I would encourage future couples to be direct and open minded about the process. Having her on board really helped us stay on track and get things done on time or ahead of schedule. From major decisions like picking venues, to the smallest details like picking linens, her experience and research saved us lots of time; which allowed us to make well informed decisions quickly. She provided tremendous value and I am not sure how we would have planned this special day with out her. Dawn is very passionate about her work, and it is exemplified through her professionalism and service. I am confident you will not be disappointed in working with her.

    Suerin

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  • I was planning a small daytime wedding in NYC with five months lead time with about 50 guests. I initially thought it wouldn't be a problem bc it was supposed to be small budget wedding, but I realized I needed so much more help few weeks into the wedding, particularly because the venue we used came with no decorations and I wasn't so thrilled about spending a fortune on heaps of flowers to decorate the place. I wanted to have clean, minimal, modern aesthetic to the venue and I designed most of the themes and props for the wedding, but I was in need of someone to execute the vision I had on the day of as I'd be so busy all day on the wedding day. After contacting several event coordinators, who only did full-service event design until I was referred to Dawn! She was very responsive, very professional, understood my vision, flexible with meeting times and venue site visits in a very short span of time, and affordable! On the day of, she was on time, executed everything I asked and more ... Read more

    hans

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  • So far Dawn's attentiveness and planning has been wonderful. I am assuming it will continue.

    Kristen

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  • If you are looking for SO much more in an event coordinator for your wedding or celebrating look no further. Dawn has an impeccable eye for style and design on top of being unbelievably organized and resourceful. I had the honor of collaborating with Dawn on a June wedding in Martha's Vineyard and trust me, you want the team at Skylar Arden handling your event. There are no tasks or challenges too hard and they will do everything in their power to help the client's vision come to life, even when there are logistical curveballs that often come up during the event install & production. You are in the absolute of hands with Dawn and her team!

    Cary

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  • Dawn was so attentive to every detail of my baby shower. She designed the invites, the favors and a backdrop all loosely based on "Mommy to Bee." She created a beautiful backdrop. I kept it and hung it on my daughter's wall. She is now a year and a half and it looks like it was made yesterday. Every detail was on point and designed with impeccable care.

    Akilah

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  • At Room to Grow NY, we've worked with Dawn for both our big annual benefit and our breakfast speaker series. She is exceptional with vendor support, venue researching, and is super collaborative-- always bringing her ideas to the table. She is dedicated to her client's vision and has been crucial to the successful execution of our events. Dawn is a pleasure to work with. We HIGHLY recommend her!

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