Praise

“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us accomplish the wedding of our dreams.

“My husband & I stumbled upon Alison on the Knot just a few weeks after our engagement. After our first phone call together to then meeting her in person, I knew we had made the right decision. Alison planned our beautiful & romantic wedding at The Park Savoy. We are full-time nurses with inflexible schedules. Alison was accommodating, patient & kind. She is creative and innovative. She pays attention to detail and never deviated from what we wanted. Our vendor team was exceptional, and worked so well together.

On our big day, I was not stressed for a single moment. Alison & her team handled everything professionally & with grace. We were blown away by how smoothly things went. Our friends & family had a blast. We appreciate you more than words can say. I have already recommended Alison to my newly engaged friends. Also, to anyone looking for/considering hiring a wedding planner. You will not regret it! We love you, Alison!”

 

Nathalie, The Park Savoy Estate

“My husband and I are very picky people, and Alison is a very tasteful and thoughtful planner. “

“Alison was a LIFE SAVOR. I thought I had a handle on my wedding and truth be told- I did not. Alison recommended things that I didn’t even know I wanted & needed. Looking back on my perfect two day Indian fusion wedding, all of the things that I loved were things Alison provided for us. She was super patient, always gave multiple options, and really delivered. The entire team at Lifestyle Maven Events provide the same high standard service. If you have second thoughts about Alison- don’t. She has the best relationships with other vendors at very good prices, and will make your wedding everything you want and MORE!!”

Shay, NY Distillery & My Moon

“We had our absolute dream wedding and it would not have been possible for us to make it happen without Alison.”

“Hiring Alison and her team was the best decision we made during the wedding planning process. Alison planned and designed our wedding at the Central Park Zoo, which was absolutely beautiful and went flawlessly. Our guests raved about the design, especially all of the little details that Alison had suggested. Even random zoo-goers who were at the zoo during set-up commented on how beautiful the tent looked. The Central Park Zoo is a raw space venue and planning a wedding there involves a lot of moving parts and time, and my husband and I are both lawyers with very little extra time on our hands. Alison understood our vision from the beginning and gave awesome vendor and design suggestions that dramatically cut down the amount of time we needed to spend on planning the wedding. She also coordinated all of the details so that we could just focus on the bigger picture and enjoy our wedding. I actually was able to pull back from the planning process and fully enjoy our wedding day because I was beyond confident that Alison and her team had everything covered. I will probably want to edit this review a million times as I think of more wonderful things to say about Alison, but for now I will just say that you should ABSOLUTELY hire her, she and her team are INCREDIBLE!! Alison and team, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our big day so special and wonderful!!”

 

Stephanie, Central Park Zoo

“Alison is crafty and creative – she is hesitant to settle for the most expensive option, but rather uses her enterprising mind to save costs and mitigate your stresses as a bride whenever possible

“My experience with Alison from Lifestyle Maven Events was above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. Many married friends of mine warned me against hiring a wedding planner because, in their experience, the planners would do nothing but rack up costs and prices, creating more stresses than necessary. I went against my friends’ advice and called Alison for a meeting. Needless to say, I was blown away by her professionalism and eagerness to bring my vision to fruition. She was realistic with our budget, and honoured it as well. Alison is now a great friend of mine and permanent fixture in my life. I would (and will!) recommend her to all of my engaged friends and family. Thank you so much Ali for everything!”

 

Rachel, The Foundry

“I couldn’t have imagined a better planning experience or more beautiful day.

“Alison planned, coordinated, and designed our beautiful, intimate wedding at The Foundry. It was simply the most fantastic experience. Alison was great at embracing our vision for our day and not deviating from it, but rather supplementing to it. The decor was absolutely phenomenal and the entire event ran like a well-oiled machine. Even when there was an unexpected hiccup, Alison handled it with such grace and quick-thinking. I’m recommending her to all my engaged friends. Thank you Alison!”

Bennett, The Foundry

“everything was as we had hoped and many things surpassed our expectations”

“Just simply wanted to say our wedding went amazingly well for us. Alison was great to work with, she offered many unique suggestions and helped us organize the event we really wanted to have. She was extremely flexible with our slightly less than traditional approach and always gave us good advice. She has a large network of suppliers and contacts and made sure they all worked well together on the day. We would highly recommend Alison to anyone considering hiring a wedding planner!”

Georgie, The Green Building

“Lifestyle Maven did a wonderful job helping us to plan and execute our wedding.”

“Having the help of an expert wedding planner alleviated a great deal of pressure on the day of the wedding, allowing us to enjoy ourselves. We highly recommend them!”

Priscilla, The Dumbo Loft

“Alison, Alanna, and the rest of team gave me something truly priceless – the ability to actually enjoy my wedding”

“These ladies are worth much more than five stars. Hiring them was the best decision we could have made for our raw space wedding. Alison was away during our actually wedding, but she helped plan and communicate everything – down to the minute across an array of vendors. Alanna was the lead on our day of and she NAILED it. She is calm, organized, and really knows her stuff. She helped managed problems as they came up – including a torrential downpour and uninvited guests, packed everything up for us at the end of the night, fixed my hair, packed us cake, SHE IS AMAZING I could go one forever. Annalise (hope I’m spelling correctly) was also there assisting and she is equally amazing. Anything you asked her for she just whipped out (most times, right out of her pocket). She kept us on time with everything and such a gem of a person. Hire these ladies – it will literally be the best (and reasonable) money spent on your wedding – even though their services are truly priceless.”

Kaitlin, The Foundry

” Alison and her team helped create a wonderful reception that several guests mentioned feeling like they were transported to another country and era and they forgot they were in NYC.

“I convinced my husband we needed a wedding planner due to our unpredictable and busy work schedules. I ultimately chose Alison after reading through NYC based planners on theknot.com and I liked the aesthetics after reviewing her website and I also liked that she had experience with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony which I wanted to incorporate into my own reception. Overall, she helped us plan the wedding reception we envisioned and made the planning much more manageable given our work hours. We kept telling her we would be low-key but the more ideas she gave us, the more preferences we had!  While we had our own choice for band,DJ and photographer, Alison was responsible for the other vendors which were amazing (hair/makeup, caterer, cake!!, flowers, furniture). All of them were easy to work with and personable.

Alison did a great job in setting up the appts with the vendors after finding out everyones’ availability. If there was a suggestion or vendor that didn’t fit my taste, you didn’t feel uncomfortable saying no or letting Alison and her team know that wasn’t what you wanted. (seems like a petty thing, but it IS important to know you don’t feel pressured to do something you don’t want). More importantly, she handled the frustrations we had well. It is very hard for us to answer calls and email is sometimes not enough to figure out the finer details esp when time gets closer to the actual event date, so I always felt a day behind in making decisions and that lead to a series of frustrations. She handled them well and reminded me or offered solutions to try and take care of the issues if I didn’t have time.

We had a couple of scheduling glitches on day of (ie. hired car broke down en route to pick us up), but she handled it and we only knew after it was rectified. In fact, we had a hotel issue at our block rate hotel, which I was set to ignore after checking out, but she actually notified the management about it after our wedding and the hotel contacted me after to get more information. I wasn’t expecting this at all but it definitely helped me give feedback to the hotel for their improvement. Overall, I would recommend Alison and her team to help create the wedding you want. We have great memories of our wedding day !!! Thank you to Alison and her team.”

 

Rebecca, St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church & The Foundry

“You had the most amazing wedding”! I’ve heard it practically every day since last June when I got married and it wouldn’t have been possible without Alison.”

“Although I did most of the planning myself, a wedding is truly a sum of its parts and all the parts were assembled by Alison. She recommended the majority of my vendors, who were all extraordinary. She also helped me decipher contracts and made suggestions to help me improve them or include things I didn’t think of. Her experience and connections were definitely integral and invaluable in making my perfect day come to life. It was also nice on the day of to not have to worry about much.”

Jiwal, Prospect Park Boathouse

“Our wedding was AMAZING.”

“When I first had gotten engaged I frequently felt as if I didn’t know where to start and felt somewhat overwhelmed by wedding details. Also, being I work nights and 16 hour days I knew I needed help planning a wedding. I found Alison on the knot and I knew from our first meeting she was well qualified for the job. She gave great recommendations on florist and stationary. She was very knowledgeable on all the questions I had and was very professional. Planning went seamlessly and also with the help of Justina the day of. “

 

Nicole, The Stone Mill, Bronx, NY

“I have nothing but fond memories of our day and it’s largely because we hired Alison and her team.”

“We are SO thankful to have found Alison for our month-of and day-of wedding coordination. I wasn’t always sure that I was going to hire a month/day-of coordinator but I am SO thankful we did, and even more thankful we found Alison and her team. Alison was extremely valuable throughout the end of the planning process (we hired her for month-of and day-of coordination). Leading up to our wedding Alison made sure I wasn’t overlooking anything (which I was!), had wonderful recommendations for last minute vendors, served as a sounding board for various ideas, answered all of my random last minute questions, and much more. Alison took the time to meet with me prior to the wedding, run our rehearsal dinner, and was also there for a long period of time on our wedding day. So many little issues came up the day of our wedding and Alison and her team handled them all seamlessly. They made sure my husband and I weren’t worried about anything.  In addition, Alison is very kind and genuine. From the first time I met her It felt like she was a good friend. One example of how Alison goes above and beyond is that I had gotten mud on my feet while taking pictures (our wedding was at a botanical garden) and Alison offered for me to wipe them on her dress. That’s the type of person Alison is-she’d do anything for her clients. Thank you, Alison and team for helping us out so much and making our day so special!”

Katie ,The New York Botanic Garden

“Alison, you were a huge help and you truly allowed me to hand over the reins of my wedding day to you without a hitch!”

“Words cannot express how grateful both my new hubby and I were with Alison’s eye for detail, patience and professionalism. She blew my expectations for what a Month-of Coordinator/Design Planner is charged to plan and execute, all while, keeping us sane and in check. From the very beginning, I expressed my concerns relating to the quick turnaround from the wedding event before mine (an 11AM-5PM wedding) to me walking down the aisle at 6:30PM. Somehow, she was able to orchestrate all the moving parts with my vendors to make sure we stuck to our timeline without feeling rushed! More importantly, Alison was able to keep me in check ( I am a big procrastinator), whenever I had to make decisions relating to wedding invitations, rentals, or even design elements! “

 

Ciro, The Park Savoy Estate

“My husband and I are very picky people, and Alison is a very tasteful and thoughtful planner. “

“Alison was a LIFE SAVOR. I thought I had a handle on my wedding and truth be told- I did not. Alison recommended things that I didn’t even know I wanted & needed. Looking back on my perfect two day Indian fusion wedding, all of the things that I loved were things Alison provided for us. She was super patient, always gave multiple options, and really delivered. The entire team at Lifestyle Maven Events provide the same high standard service. If you have second thoughts about Alison- don’t. She has the best relationships with other vendors at very good prices, and will make your wedding everything you want and MORE!!”

Shay, NY Distillery & My Moon

“We had our absolute dream wedding and it would not have been possible for us to make it happen without Alison.”

“Hiring Alison and her team was the best decision we made during the wedding planning process. Alison planned and designed our wedding at the Central Park Zoo, which was absolutely beautiful and went flawlessly. Our guests raved about the design, especially all of the little details that Alison had suggested. Even random zoo-goers who were at the zoo during set-up commented on how beautiful the tent looked. The Central Park Zoo is a raw space venue and planning a wedding there involves a lot of moving parts and time, and my husband and I are both lawyers with very little extra time on our hands. Alison understood our vision from the beginning and gave awesome vendor and design suggestions that dramatically cut down the amount of time we needed to spend on planning the wedding. She also coordinated all of the details so that we could just focus on the bigger picture and enjoy our wedding. I actually was able to pull back from the planning process and fully enjoy our wedding day because I was beyond confident that Alison and her team had everything covered. I will probably want to edit this review a million times as I think of more wonderful things to say about Alison, but for now I will just say that you should ABSOLUTELY hire her, she and her team are INCREDIBLE!! Alison and team, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our big day so special and wonderful!!”

 

Stephanie, Central Park Zoo

“Alison is crafty and creative – she is hesitant to settle for the most expensive option, but rather uses her enterprising mind to save costs and mitigate your stresses as a bride whenever possible

“My experience with Alison from Lifestyle Maven Events was above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. Many married friends of mine warned me against hiring a wedding planner because, in their experience, the planners would do nothing but rack up costs and prices, creating more stresses than necessary. I went against my friends’ advice and called Alison for a meeting. Needless to say, I was blown away by her professionalism and eagerness to bring my vision to fruition. She was realistic with our budget, and honoured it as well. Alison is now a great friend of mine and permanent fixture in my life. I would (and will!) recommend her to all of my engaged friends and family. Thank you so much Ali for everything!”

 

Rachel, The Foundry

“I couldn’t have imagined a better planning experience or more beautiful day.

“Alison planned, coordinated, and designed our beautiful, intimate wedding at The Foundry. It was simply the most fantastic experience. Alison was great at embracing our vision for our day and not deviating from it, but rather supplementing to it. The decor was absolutely phenomenal and the entire event ran like a well-oiled machine. Even when there was an unexpected hiccup, Alison handled it with such grace and quick-thinking. I’m recommending her to all my engaged friends. Thank you Alison!”

Bennett, The Foundry

“everything was as we had hoped and many things surpassed our expectations”

“Just simply wanted to say our wedding went amazingly well for us. Alison was great to work with, she offered many unique suggestions and helped us organize the event we really wanted to have. She was extremely flexible with our slightly less than traditional approach and always gave us good advice. She has a large network of suppliers and contacts and made sure they all worked well together on the day. We would highly recommend Alison to anyone considering hiring a wedding planner!”

Georgie, The Green Building

” Alison and her team helped create a wonderful reception that several guests mentioned feeling like they were transported to another country and era and they forgot they were in NYC.

“I convinced my husband we needed a wedding planner due to our unpredictable and busy work schedules. I ultimately chose Alison after reading through NYC based planners on theknot.com and I liked the aesthetics after reviewing her website and I also liked that she had experience with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony which I wanted to incorporate into my own reception. Overall, she helped us plan the wedding reception we envisioned and made the planning much more manageable given our work hours. We kept telling her we would be low-key but the more ideas she gave us, the more preferences we had!  While we had our own choice for band,DJ and photographer, Alison was responsible for the other vendors which were amazing (hair/makeup, caterer, cake!!, flowers, furniture). All of them were easy to work with and personable.

Alison did a great job in setting up the appts with the vendors after finding out everyones’ availability. If there was a suggestion or vendor that didn’t fit my taste, you didn’t feel uncomfortable saying no or letting Alison and her team know that wasn’t what you wanted. (seems like a petty thing, but it IS important to know you don’t feel pressured to do something you don’t want). More importantly, she handled the frustrations we had well. It is very hard for us to answer calls and email is sometimes not enough to figure out the finer details esp when time gets closer to the actual event date, so I always felt a day behind in making decisions and that lead to a series of frustrations. She handled them well and reminded me or offered solutions to try and take care of the issues if I didn’t have time.

We had a couple of scheduling glitches on day of (ie. hired car broke down en route to pick us up), but she handled it and we only knew after it was rectified. In fact, we had a hotel issue at our block rate hotel, which I was set to ignore after checking out, but she actually notified the management about it after our wedding and the hotel contacted me after to get more information. I wasn’t expecting this at all but it definitely helped me give feedback to the hotel for their improvement. Overall, I would recommend Alison and her team to help create the wedding you want. We have great memories of our wedding day !!! Thank you to Alison and her team.”

 

Rebecca, St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church & The Foundry

“You had the most amazing wedding”! I’ve heard it practically every day since last June when I got married and it wouldn’t have been possible without Alison.”

“Although I did most of the planning myself, a wedding is truly a sum of its parts and all the parts were assembled by Alison. She recommended the majority of my vendors, who were all extraordinary. She also helped me decipher contracts and made suggestions to help me improve them or include things I didn’t think of. Her experience and connections were definitely integral and invaluable in making my perfect day come to life. It was also nice on the day of to not have to worry about much.”

Jiwal, Prospect Park Boathouse

“Lifestyle Maven did a wonderful job helping us to plan and execute our wedding.”

“Having the help of an expert wedding planner alleviated a great deal of pressure on the day of the wedding, allowing us to enjoy ourselves. We highly recommend them!”

Priscilla, The Dumbo Loft

“Alison, Alanna, and the rest of team gave me something truly priceless – the ability to actually enjoy my wedding”

“These ladies are worth much more than five stars. Hiring them was the best decision we could have made for our raw space wedding. Alison was away during our actually wedding, but she helped plan and communicate everything – down to the minute across an array of vendors. Alanna was the lead on our day of and she NAILED it. She is calm, organized, and really knows her stuff. She helped managed problems as they came up – including a torrential downpour and uninvited guests, packed everything up for us at the end of the night, fixed my hair, packed us cake, SHE IS AMAZING I could go one forever. Annalise (hope I’m spelling correctly) was also there assisting and she is equally amazing. Anything you asked her for she just whipped out (most times, right out of her pocket). She kept us on time with everything and such a gem of a person. Hire these ladies – it will literally be the best (and reasonable) money spent on your wedding – even though their services are truly priceless.”

Kaitlin, The Foundry

“our wedding was AMAZING.”

“When I first had gotten engaged I frequently felt as if I didn’t know where to start and felt somewhat overwhelmed by wedding details. Also, being I work nights and 16 hour days I knew I needed help planning a wedding. I found Alison on the knot and I knew from our first meeting she was well qualified for the job. She gave great recommendations on florist and stationary. She was very knowledgeable on all the questions I had and was very professional. Planning went seamlessly and also with the help of Justina the day of. ”

 

Nicole, The Stone Mill, Bronx, NY

“I have nothing but fond memories of our day and it’s largely because we hired Alison and her team.”

“We are SO thankful to have found Alison for our month-of and day-of wedding coordination. I wasn’t always sure that I was going to hire a month/day-of coordinator but I am SO thankful we did, and even more thankful we found Alison and her team. Alison was extremely valuable throughout the end of the planning process (we hired her for month-of and day-of coordination). Leading up to our wedding Alison made sure I wasn’t overlooking anything (which I was!), had wonderful recommendations for last minute vendors, served as a sounding board for various ideas, answered all of my random last minute questions, and much more. Alison took the time to meet with me prior to the wedding, run our rehearsal dinner, and was also there for a long period of time on our wedding day. So many little issues came up the day of our wedding and Alison and her team handled them all seamlessly. They made sure my husband and I weren’t worried about anything.  In addition, Alison is very kind and genuine. From the first time I met her It felt like she was a good friend. One example of how Alison goes above and beyond is that I had gotten mud on my feet while taking pictures (our wedding was at a botanical garden) and Alison offered for me to wipe them on her dress. That’s the type of person Alison is-she’d do anything for her clients. Thank you, Alison and team for helping us out so much and making our day so special!”

Katie ,The New York Botanic Garden

“Alison, you were a huge help and you truly allowed me to hand over the reins of my wedding day to you without a hitch!”

“Words cannot express how grateful both my new hubby and I were with Alison’s eye for detail, patience and professionalism. She blew my expectations for what a Month-of Coordinator/Design Planner is charged to plan and execute, all while, keeping us sane and in check. From the very beginning, I expressed my concerns relating to the quick turnaround from the wedding event before mine (an 11AM-5PM wedding) to me walking down the aisle at 6:30PM. Somehow, she was able to orchestrate all the moving parts with my vendors to make sure we stuck to our timeline without feeling rushed! More importantly, Alison was able to keep me in check ( I am a big procrastinator), whenever I had to make decisions relating to wedding invitations, rentals, or even design elements! “

 

Ciro, The Park Savoy Estate
“Lifestyle Maven Events was our day-of wedding coordinator. Alison’s input in both our wedding ceremony and reception was vital. We had quite an elaborate schedule of events lined up throughout the evening — Alison and her team made it possible for us to focus entirely on having a lovely and special time on our big day (instead of diluting parts of the romance and having to be scattered by making sure things go smoothly!). What more can one ask for on their wedding day? Our wedding was magical, which would not have been possible without Lifestyle Maven Events’ assistance.” – Angelika, The Highline Hotel & The McKittrick Hotel

“I highly recommend Alison’s event planning services. Alison is creative, thoughtful and pays immense attention to detail all while helping you to stay within your budget (a seemingly impossible task during wedding planning). She is also very on top of new trends and alternative vendor options. For example, when it came to creating a modern & chic sweets table on a limited budget, she came up with great looking & tasting ideas for our table. She even personally picked up one of the items when we realized the supplier would not deliver it to the reception location, completely removing this stress from the wedding planning. Overall, I had an excellent experience with Alison and recommend her services without reservation.” – Parvin, Battery Gardens

“The bride and I planned most of our wedding, from hiring the band, to finding the different food vendors, to preparing all the decorations. What we needed was someone to manage the whole process on the day of the event so that we could actually enjoy ourselves. Alison and Alana from LME were great and exactly what we were looking for in our day-of-coordinators. They were very easy to work with and unlike many other vendors we talked to, very accommodating to our needs. They were able to customize and tailor their services to exactly what we were looking for and didn’t try to overburden or oversell us on services we didn’t need. Before the event, they provided simple and clearly organized summary of everything the bride and I had planned for and made sure we didn’t forget about any last minute details. Alana did a great job of managing during the event and made sure everything went very smoothly. All of our vendors were where they needed to be, when they needed to be, and they all left happy at the end of the night. Alana also made sure that our families and ourselves were taken care of, which was definitely above and beyond the call of duty in our eyes. Lifestyle Maven Events ended up being exactly what we needed to get us across the finish line. They were great team players, and adapted well to our expectations and needs. They seamlessly took over the planning efforts the bride and I had put into the event beforehand and made sure the night went they way we hoped for and without a hitch! Couldn’t have done it without them!” – Brian, Littlefield