If I could, I would give her a 10/5. She is a wedding planner “Wonder Woman” and she came to the rescue during the Covid crisis. She found me the majority of my vendors, scheduled/lined up meetings, captured my vision, gave me (the most important person, i.e. - the client) exactly what I wanted, and found a way to be enthusiastic about making my dreams come true. Not only that, she is sweet, fun, and easy to get along with. I had an “Alice in Wonderland/Fantasy” themed wedding, and she was 100% on board, despite how weird/nerdy/uncommon it was. She really has a passion for people, and anyone who meets her is lucky to know her. After Covid hit, my wedding venue changed 3x, my date changed 3x, and Melissa was there to help me with every heartbreak. My vision had to evolve because of the pandemic, and she was a major help and cheerleader in making my wedding become the dream I envisioned (despite the obstacles). I promise you, if you hire her, she has the EQ to bond with you, become inspired and excited by you, your partner, and your vision, thats how much she cares about you, as a person, and as a client. I cannot give her a more glowing review… If you want the best of the best, Melissa is it.
Spencer & Spencer Themed Full-Service Wedding Planning & Design
Words can’t quite say how amazing Missi is! We started with a very rough idea for a wedding theme. She instantly vibed with it and helped turned it into a cohesive, classy, yet comfortable wedding day from start to finish. By the wedding day, the decor & theme has become quite complicated, but she managed to keep it affordable and easy to pull off while still looking very elegant and high-end. All of our other vendors loved working with her; they kept saying how easy she made their jobs. Once she took over in the weeks leading up to our wedding, our stress levels melted away! We would have complete confidence in Missi planning any event for us, we even may have her plan our anniversary parties just to work with her again! 10/10 recommend!
Caycee & Adam Theme Wedding Design
Melissa was our guardian angel during our wedding planning! The week after our first wedding shower, the pandemic hit, and the entire wedding was in question. Melissa fought battle after battle on our behalf and whether it was a caterer, a venue, or the hotel room block, she was able to get us everything we wanted and more. It’s weird that putting together a wedding that had every element we could possibly want was the least impressive thing Melissa was able to do for us. She had our dream wedding all planned out before COVID, but after our venue fell through, she was able to pivot to a different venue she found through her personal contacts - ON THE SAME EXACT DAY AS OUR ORIGINAL PLANS! Melissa put together our dream wedding number 2 in less than 90 days. Whether it was a last-minute meeting we needed to plan, or a late night call to calm our nerves, Melissa not only planned both instances of our wedding, but made it the most special and memorable night of our lives. We are forever grateful for everything Melissa did for us and would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!
Kristin & Blake Full-Service Wedding Planning
Hiring Melissa to create and perform our wedding ceremony was the best and easiest decision we could have made! From the moment we first met, we knew she was exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I wanted a simple and beautiful ceremony that was personal and told our story. She delivered that and much more! All of our family and friends made sure we knew how beautiful the ceremony was and how wonderful of a job our officiant did. Melissa was kind, personable, and professional. It truly felt as though we had a long-time friend up there with us. She was an absolute dream to work with and I cannot recommend her enough!
Katelyn & Ian Wedding Officiant
"Thank you so much for a perfect day. We feel so lucky to have met you! You did so much & made us feel so special. You were the perfect officiant, from the tears of joy to the laughter, we couldn't have had a better person. I always wanted to get married but wanted nothing to do with the stress of planning. Your Micro Wedding was my dream come true. You took care of every detail making it look so effortless. It was amazing we were able to relax together on the couch wedding day morning which truly is all thanks to you! My sister is jealous she didn't use you for her wedding after seeing how stress-free & beautiful it all was. We got the wedding of our dreams and was able to concentrate on what mattered most...becoming husband and wife."
Jackie & Aaron Micro Wedding
Missi is seriously AMAZING! She was there every step of the way and answered any question that I had. She executed everything with ease the day of my wedding. The weather changed 45 mins before the ceremony was set to begin, so she had to quickly get all decor inside, find a spot for the band to set up, move tables, set up a new ceremony site and make sure the bridal party was rehearsed. She is great at contacting vendors throughout the planning process, reaching out week of, and then directing vendors day of. I could not have picked a better wedding coordinator and I am so thankful for all of her help. My wedding turned out perfectly because of all her help!!
Kelly & Chris Wedding Coordination
"I found Melissa as a miracle after having to change my wedding location from Florida to Minnesota less than a month before the wedding. The first time I spoke to her I was so relieved and she was able to plan an entirely different wedding and personalize every detail. The planning was stress-free and always made us feel comfortable. And when she says she's available 24/7, she means it (even for middle-of-the-night bridezilla panic attacks). The day of the wedding was the best day of our lives. I had no stress and everything was perfect and beautiful. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change one thing, Melissa and her team made our wedding day everything we wanted it to be and more."
Nikki & Brendan Micro Wedding
"We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us keeping everything so seamless and easy throughout the whole process and on our wedding day! We knew were in great hands and appreciate your hard work and amazingness! Everything was perfect and couldn't have asked for a better day!"
Shannon & Jeremy Micro Wedding Planning
"Working with Melissa leading up to our wedding gave us all the confidence in the world that we were in good hands. She asked us questions that would have never crossed our minds making it clear that she brings many years of experience in ironing out every last detail. More importantly, she spent time getting to know us and made us feel like family throughout the entire process. Our big day went flawlessly in large part due to Melissa and her team. Our guests were blown away with their experience and we would definitely recommended Melissa to anyone looking for help planning and executing an amazing event."
Becca & Mark Wedding Coordination
"There is not one word that describes all of the hard work, dedication, and love Melissa puts into every single wedding she is a part of. She touches every single aspect of your wedding - the organization, the planning, the schedule, and everything else that comes with a stressful wedding. She takes it ALL ON with ease and makes your wedding day the most memorable time of your life. Could you say planning weddings is her superpower? DEFINITELY! If you are on the lookout for a wedding planner... STOP. You won’t find anyone better than Melissa."
Lauren & Nick Wedding Coordination
"I just wanted to extend a sincere thank you to Krystal (and inspireEvents team) for making Emma and Cole's wedding so amazing. Your endless amount of behind-the-scenes effort and attention to detail is beyond appreciated and honestly makes my job so much easier."
Studio 220 Photography wedding vendor
"As someone who has difficulty relinquishing control, having Melissa's support through the whole process took the stress out of planning our wedding. When it came to our wedding day, I was so very grateful I didn’t have to worry about anything other than getting myself ready. The attention to detail during the planning made me confident our day would be wonderful and just as special as we had hoped it would be."
Beth & Ben Wedding Coordination
"You were the glue that kept our entire group together. Pulling off a destination wedding is no small feat but you gave us peace of mind and everything went off without a hitch. Your attention to detail added that personal touch. Love! Love!"
Lisa & Brian Destination wedding
"Your ability to bring our love of Star Wars into our wedding decor in such a beautiful and classy way was truly out of this world! Thank you for your passion and dedication to making this day perfect for us!"
Lynn & Bryan Themed Destination Wedding
"I can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put into the Ryder Cup to benefit Chaska High School and our community. The celebration and trophy presentation should've been for you. You were extremely organized and kept everything running smoothly. I can't imagine the event without your hard work. All the high school programs involved better appreciate everything you did."
Community Engagement Event
"You helped us expand our brand to a new level we never thought possible. Thank you, inspiremarketing, for pushing us forward in the world of global trade shows. We really couldn’t have done it without you."
Corporate Event Strategy
"Your passion for our school and community is shown once again with the work you put in to make our Bash a success. We surpassed our goals and the highest we've reached in the decade putting on this event. Much of that is attributed to your mad skills and energy. Thank you for keeping us united as a team and anyone you work with is lucky to have you!"
Nonprofit Fundraiser and Gala
"inspiremarketing has been a key factor the past several years in soliciting and keeping donors for our annual fundraiser. Your thoughtful and meaningful communication style certainly has been effective for our organization. Demonstrating strength and enthusiasm in building important relationships, these qualities have been a tremendous asset to our event."
Nonprofit Donor and Sponsorship
"With amazing dedication and passion for the Children's Grief Connection, your support made our 10th Annual Frunge a true success! Even through adverse conditions, you managed our Frunge Festival with poise and professionalism!"
Nonprofit Community Festival
"What you stepped in and pulled off was nothing less than outstanding. Our international partners still rave about the amazing conference you designed and executed so smoothly. We're grateful for you providing our association with the framework and best practices as we plan future events. You set the bar high."