erika and brayden
I'm beyond grateful for Melissa & her team for their expertise during our wedding in Banff. With no rehearsal or walk through, Melissa took our ideas through a couple of zoom calls and emails and brought them to life. The ceremony setup was perfect, and then the reception (with a quick turnaround time and at a different location) was more than we could have imagined. Everything was absolutely perfect and I can't recommend Melissa Alison Events enough. Let them take the stress of setup/tear down/decorating off your shoulders, you will be forever thankful you did. Thank you again!
robbie and norm
Bringing Mel into help us out was without doubt one of the best decisions we made! If only we had done it earlier. Thanks for all your help, support and just generally being fantastic before and during our day!
isabel and matt
Melissa was our day of coordinator, and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to make sure our day went smoothly. She was always prompt with emails and replies, and always kind and friendly when we spoke. She also helped us tie any and all loose ends, and gave great suggestions for how our ceremony should run (we did a few secular rituals). I can’t recommend her and her team enough!
ryan and ashley
Working with Mel was an absolute dream - being from the states, we knew we needed a wedding planner with local connections to ensure a beautiful wedding in Banff. After interviewing a few, we best connected with Mel, who is detail oriented yet relaxed (which helped with our stress!), kind, knowledgeable, and so so good at planning and adding little ideas to ensure our day went perfectly. Mel's communication was INCREDIBLE, often responding within 24 hours and she was always available for a quick zoom if needed. We felt so relieved when she took the reigns a month before the wedding (we chose the month of package, but felt so supported for the entire year of planning). It has been a week since our wedding and every single guest has commented on how lovely the day was. I have no hesitations recommending Mel for any event planning and hope you consider her for your own wedding!
sherilyn and tristan
Our wedding ran so smoothly because of Melissa! She made sure that all of our vendors were updated and that we felt at ease leading up to the big day. She had a very detailed production schedule that kept everyone involved very organized and on time. Melissa also helped execute the vision of our décor and stationary just how we imagined, if not even better! If you're looking for a planner or month of coordinator, I HIGHLY recommend Melissa.
jessie and matthew
We hired Melissa to assist us with the day-of planning for our wedding, and within a couple of days she had a draft schedule and was helping us deal with all our vendors' questions (they have a lot of questions). We went from feeling highly stressed to finally being able to relax practically overnight. Melissa was always attentive and quick to answer questions, be they by phone, email or text message. She is a wealth of knowledge and advice on how to make an event of this scale run smoothly. Melissa was incredibly kind and organized, and kept our wedding running on track. She helped our MCs and the rest of the wedding party understand what their duties would be, answering questions that my partner and I would have only been guessing at. We had a brief medical situation (everyone is well) during our wedding, and Melissa gave us great advice on how to handle it and get the party back on track. I recommend Melissa without reservation 100 percent.
ashley and austin
Melissa Alison Events was absolutely incredible! From the very beginning Melissa is super comfortable to talk to and knows what she is doing. She was with us every step of the way in the planning process, and gave us so many great recommendations to help us plan the perfect day. Her and her assistant set up our ceremony and reception and made it better than I could have imagined. She was very organized throughout the whole process and made our wedding day so much easier and stress free. If you want a wedding coordinator that will go above and beyond for you, we highly recommend Melissa!
hanna and braden
Thank you Melissa and team!! You made the day stress free and so much more enjoyable! Mel made our venue more beautiful than I could have imagined and the entire team was so attentive to our needs and the needs of our guests. I was so relaxed and truly got to enjoy the day! I’ve had numerous guests (and vendors!) approach me and say what a great job you guys did and I couldn’t agree more! Thank you so much!!
gabriella and alexander
Melissa and her team were amazing! They were very organized, experienced, friendly, and they asked us questions we hadn’t thought of (like whether we had a mic for the ceremony)! They were very easy to work with and made sure our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be. Can’t recommend Melissa Alison Events enough!!
mary and ross
Melissa is amazing and helped make our wedding day so special! We booked the Wedding Management with her and she was very helpful in the planning process especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding. She coordinated with all our vendors and everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. Melissa was always responsive in emails and was able to answer all of our questions! We really appreciated the zoom calls and the day of timeline that she created. She came to our rehearsal which was extremely helpful in organizing our bridal party and music for the ceremony. Melissa and her team ensured our wedding day was everything we wanted, from set up and take down, keeping us on our timeline, and communicating with all our vendors. We loved working with Melissa and would recommend her to anyone!
mollie and sebastian
We cannot recommend Melissa and her team enough. From day one her help and organization was absolutely flawless. She helped us set up hotel room bookings, kept in constant contact and gave us the most detailed, minute by minute breakdown of how our wedding day would go that I have ever seen. The relief of knowing that she had taken the reins and would be calling all our vendors to tell them where to go and what to do was immense. After all our work finding and booking vendors we could just focus on the day itself and being with our family. On the day of our wedding she set up all of our decorations, picked up (and added decorations to) our wedding cake and met all the vendors to make sure it was all ready to go while we got ready at the hotel. At the end of the night everything was neatly packed into our car ready to go home without us having to worry! If you are considering any wedding planner in Calgary, make it Melissa Alison Events. They are absolutely flawless, so kind and caring, and will make you love your wedding day even more than you already will!
sarah and aidan
Absolutely incredible!! Hiring Melissa was probably the best decision we could have made in planning/executing our wedding. We met with several other planners and she blew them all out of the water. She was always available to assist during the planning process, incredibly organized, and suggested many great vendors. She perfectly accommodated my Type A need to make decisions while also being totally involved and supportive every step of the way. I loved her monthly checklists that kept us on track without being overwhelming and her Master Production Schedule was a work of art. She made us feel calm and confident that everything would work out the way we wanted it to and she truly understood our wedding vision and priorities. On the day, she handled everything with ease and allowed us to simply enjoy every moment and not worry about any logistics or problem solving. She fixed a couple of issues as they went and I did not even know they had happened until afterwards. She is also an incredible person and was very fun to work with and be around. We truly cannot recommend her enough. My husband gave her a shoutout in his wedding toast and we actually miss working with her. Absolute legend.
kristy and dan
Melissa was wonderful to work with. We booked her Month of Planning package. She coordinated all our vendors for a seamless wedding day, created our master production schedule, and ensured that our vision was executed to the tee. Her communication and attention to detail helped our wedding day run flawlessly. We can't thank Mel enough!
tiffany and luke
We can't thank Melissa and her team enough for making our wedding dreams a reality! From the first meeting to the final moments of our special day, they were absolutely incredible! Their attention to detail and organization ensured that everything ran smoothly, leaving us stress-free and able to fully enjoy our celebration. Melissa's expertise and professionalism were evident throughout the entire process. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, thanks to her and her amazing team. We are forever grateful for their hard work, and would recommend anyone getting married to have her for your wedding management needs!
kate and chris
Thank you Mel for making our wedding the best day of our lives! We really didn’t have to worry about anything at all day of which allowed us to completely relax and enjoy every moment. Highly recommend!!
jenna and keith
I cannot begin to express how happy we were to have Melissa and her team be a part of our special day! I consider myself an organized planner but Melissa’s attention to detail during the planning process allowed us to fully enjoy our time without any stresses of the day. She truly has a passion and talent for this industry, she took our vision and created such a beautiful space that our guests kept raving about. From the beginning, Melissa was always very responsive, intuitive, and tremendously helpful. She allowed us to send a lot of our decor from the states months before the wedding and helped us find another florist when our original one vendor fell through a month before. The best way I can describe her is that she is your biggest advocate. She will always have a line of communication with you but steps in to handle things when necessary. She goes above and beyond for her clients that you can’t help but feel so grateful for such a kind soul to be a part of your day. Thank you Melissa and Alex!!
kennedy and patrick
Melissa was absolutely amazing and made our wedding day run so smooth. She had incredible attention to detail, great communication with all of our vendors, and amazing organization skills! Our vendors personally told us that Melissa was great and made everything operate with ease during the planning phase. Our whole wedding weekend was stress free, and so much fun with Melissa taking care of all of the major details and flow of the day. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation: thank you Melissa and team!
michelle and cody
I can’t say enough about Melissa! She was incredible - so detail orientated, thorough, and efficient. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the day as much as I did. I knew that things were in good hands and that Melissa would take care of all the details. Worth every penny and more - I can’t say this for any other vendors, but I literally feel like she doesn’t charge enough for the time she puts in! If you want to make sure you have a successful, stress-free day, get Melissa for your wedding coordination!!
heather and jonathan
We absolutely loved having Melissa as our day of coordinator. She not only kept us organized, but made the day so smooth.
jessie and kevin
Mel was my day-of coordinator. I don't have enough words to say how awesome she was. Walking into our first meeting I had absolutely no clue how to plan a wedding. Mel guided me to the right direction. She's extremely organized and had great attention to details. She helped putting together a master schedule and transformed my ideas into words on paper in such an organized manner. I didn't have to bug her too much as everything was communicated to me before I could even question. My husband and I, and our family are all so grateful for Mel's unparalleled service. I would recommend her to every bride, especially the DIY brides like me :). Last but not least, Mel is such a fun, simple and lovable person, amazing to be with.
mellisa and mikko
Although we only had Mel for the day-of package, I am quite confident when I say that if you book her for your full wedding planning (or partial wedding planning) that you will have a beautiful wedding experience! Mel was amazing! I had done most of my planning by the time I came to her and needed help bringing it all together the day of. Mel worked with me the month of our wedding to finalize timelines, confirm vendors, run rehearsal, and of course bring it all together the day of the event. We could not be happier with the job she did in helping us create a timeline that we felt good about, and seeing how she turned my vision into a reality to make our ceremony and rehearsal pure perfection!
katie and ian
Melissa is a wedding planner extraordinaire and Zen calmer. I hired her for day of support & coordination - she went above and beyond. She ensured our wedding was not only seamlessly planned but also extremely thoughtful throughout the stressful process. From attending the coordinating meetings at the Nash, going through her planners checklist to finding all the little things we didn't even think of. On the day of our wedding it was so nice to be able to just show up and know that everything was well managed. When we arrived everything was in perfect order; the restaurant, DJ, officiant, wedding party - literally everyone knew where to be and what to do. Oh, and last but not least, while professional, Mel is a tonne of fun! Her supportive spirit definitely made the day so much better. Thanks Mel!!!!!!
kristen and liam
Melissa came through when I needed her most and coordinated the day of our wedding. She was organized, clarified things that mattered and made the event I had envisioned come alive. She also coached me through some elements to ensure my vision was achievable and coordinated with the vendors as they arrived. I'm so glad she was a part of our day! Her strong organizational skills will make you feel like your event is in good hands and you can relax and enjoy the day.