“To be perfectly honest when my daughter suggested hiring a wedding planner/coordinator I did not think this was necessary and an added expense we did not need, I/we could do this ourselves.. I could not be more wrong. Li Halpern did an incredibly exceptional job ! I had no idea, going in to this, how difficult planning an event this important with all the details involved would be, but Li Halpern did know and then some.
Not only was Li Halpern incredibly professional and knowledgeable as a coordinator but, with out doubt, a necessary asset in planning such an event. She knew all the best venues, caterers, florists, designers, printers, and many other vendors involved. She was able to make the deals with these vendors, that I could never of done, which save us hundreds if not thousands.
Li Halpern, in her diplomatically way, handled every issue we had and there were many! She was on top of it all. But most importantly I would like to thank Li Halpern for producing such a wonderful, over the top wedding for my daughter from beginning to end. I did not miss a single moment of her wedding worrying about any of the details. Hiring a wedding planner is a must, and Li Halpern went above and beyond . She is able to see the vision of what you want no matter if it is small or large and will produce it better than you thought it would be.” – Susan
“Money well spent (and quite reasonable, too)! Li was easy to work with, helpful, reliable, and experienced. We had an unexpected tragedy in our family two weeks before our event, and Li took the burden of the final stages of planning off of my mind. She was super helpful during the event and was present to make sure everything went off without a hitch. I can’t recommend her enough.” – Danielle
“When I first spoke to Li, my then fiancé and I were mainly interested in hiring a “day of wedding coordinator.” By the end of the initial conversation, I begged Li to pretty much handle everything. Li delivered in spades, all while insuring there was always a cocktail in my hand to keep me calm.
Stereotypically everyone wants his or her wedding to be “different” and “special.“ However, they typically all end up the same. From the inception we genuinely wanted to have fun and be unique. I told Li to blow away our guests. But the recipe for the evening needs to incorporate a conservative ceremony, wild/fun cocktail, followed by an outrageous reception fusing a 1920’vibe (without being too cliché “Gatsby”). The most intricate component was turning the cocktail hour into an out-and-out speakeasy, that required many components, such as furniture rental, flappers, a Champaign tower, a photographer with vintage camera (apparently finding the film and bulbs from the 1920’s is a nightmare, but Li got them), along with 20’s themed décor, food, candy and cocktails. Additionally, we had 3 separate music groups/bands, a 24 person bridal party, and large rehearsal dinner. Why I thought for a minute that my fiancé and I could handle all this ourselves while working demanding and stressful jobs, is comical! I can’t even take personal calls at work, so how was I going to regularly connect with to 20+ vendors we hired? Li also successfully helped us blend our Jewish and Catholic traditions for the ceremony to make it perfect for us, while pleasing our families.
There were days I would take a 5-minute break to check my personal email while at work, and my inbox would be filled with over 20 emails containing questions regarding complex wedding decisions. Before I got the slightest bit overwhelmed, I would see that Li responded to all of them. Throughout the entire process she conducted tons of research, made great suggestions, helped me cut costs, and most of all was patient with me when I was stubborn about certain details (even if I was wrong). I had a great (one might say crazy) idea to display a 10 foot place card stand with over 200 individual silver skeleton key bottle openers adorned with beading and personalized charms. I didn’t foresee it would take about 80 man-hours to complete. I went over to Li’s house the first night and we worked on it together, although Li ended up just orchestrating and completing it (not complaining once that it took over her dining room table for a month)!
Words cannot express how appreciative I am for everything she did for us. She not only was an incredible planner, but occasional played my therapist, and most importantly became a great friend in the process:) I can’t wait to use her again for a party in the future!” – Stephanie
“Li is not only professional, but very friendly and makes you feel at ease. She is detailed oriented, and handles everything with a smile and things run as you hoped they would. It was a great event and all attendees were very pleased. I would definitely use her again and definitely recommend her.” – Shelley
“When I began planning my daughter’s bat mitzvah I thought I could handle everything on my own. How wrong I was! After panicking, I called Li Halpern from Li Halpern Events. She stepped into the chaos that I created for myself calmly and professionally. She knew all the right questions to ask to take us over the finish line and thought of all details that hadn’t crossed my mind. She handled all of the communications with the vendors (which included explaining an unconventional timeline for my event) and even found me vendors that I needed at the last minute. On the day of the event, she was 100% committed to making sure that everything ran smoothly and that I had nothing to do but enjoy myself. She understood the limitations of our venue and my budgetary constraints. Li Halpern is smart, organized and service oriented. Plus, she knows how to have fun! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who requires event planning assistance.” – Cara
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