P R A I S E
We are so fortunate and thankful to work with and befriend such wonderful couples.
Here's what a few of them have to say about East Made:
SARAH & AMAL
If you're reading this, you've wisely started the first part of your wedding coordinator search and looked at East Made's page. Now, let me tell you why you need to continue on with the second part, which is hiring Elizabeth to be your wedding coordinator and why it's the best decision you'll make for yourself and your wedding. I hired Elizabeth for her partial package, which has a misleading name, as you'll never feel like you're getting partial effort from her. She was always attentive and responsive and gave 100% effort. She started helping me find vendors and brainstorm on style ideas after I had booked the venue and set my date. For me, Elizabeth's help was 3-fold. First, after being a bridesmaid several times I knew the value of hiring a wedding coordinator who is organized and calm. Elizabeth is both those things in spades. She never made me feel rushed or stressed (beyond my own natural stress during the planning process, lol). During the week leading up to my wedding, I knew she had everything handled, she had already sent me a highly detailed schedule for the big day, and she was adept at answering all my last minute questions with the ease of someone with all the time in the world. Secondly, I was new to Maryland and needed someone to help me navigate vendor selection who knew first hand from working with the vendors herself, or through colleagues of hers that had worked with them. Elizabeth gave me so many great starting points for finding vendors that would fit me, and even reached out to a few herself to get the feel of their price points and availability. She was KEY in my vendor selection. Thirdly, I'm not great at putting a whole vision of style together. I know the aesthetic that pleases me, but I needed Elizabeth to really tie everything together. She made for us a day that was full of gorgeous details, and exactly the vibe we wanted. Even up through the day before our wedding, Elizabeth was adding touches to the design/style scheme that ultimately made everything that much more beautiful! A guest at the wedding who used to do event coordination told us she gave the wedding 5 stars, and its all due to Elizabeth!! The wedding day flowed so easily and smoothly, and we have East Made Event Co to thank for it!
KATIE & BEN
Hiring East Made to provide partial planning for both my wedding events in two countries was the best decision ever. When I reached out to Elizabeth about planning my wedding reception in Maryland, I immediately felt like I was talking to a dear friend. Her eye for style and attention to detail are clear in her beautiful work. When Elizabeth asked if I needed help planning the second, formal wedding in the United Kingdom as well, I didn't hesitate to bring her on board. I was confident in her dedication, her eye for detail and her sheer skill. I was right. All of the planning was done while I was in a third country (Germany) and the gargantuan task was managed with the greatest of care through the inevitable ups and downs of planning two weddings at once. The results were incredible. Both events were gorgeous, fun and ran smoothly so we were able to focus on our families and friends. Words can barely express the gratitude we have for Elizabeth's talents and the amount of hours she put in working with us, advising us and providing assurance and calm words when we needed them the most. We could not have done this without her, her help was invaluable and it was the best investment hands down we could have made to ensure the success of our weddings.
ALEX & CURT
We were so lucky to find Elizabeth and East Made Event Co! I knew I wanted/needed a wedding planner from the beginning and she was the first vendor I secured. Her warm and calming personality during our initial phone interview sealed the deal. She was there throughout the planning process helping to keep me on task, making vendor/timeline/decor suggestions, and then later organizing the week-of event schedule, rental deliveries, etc. On our actual wedding day it ended up raining (we were having an outdoor wedding) so she stayed positive (despite my frazzled nerves) and worked with the other vendors to make "Plan B" into something just as beautiful as Plan A. In the days following our wedding, multiple people commented on how thankful they were that Elizabeth and her team were present for the event and what a big role they played in the success of the night. Investing in a wedding planner is a NECESSITY, and Elizabeth was the best.
KATHRYN & ARUN
HIRE HER! We are incredibly happy we hired East Made Event Company for our wedding. Elizabeth made our wedding weekend perfect – it honestly would not have been the same without her. She did a stunning job! As an organized, OCD, Type A person, I thought I may not need a wedding planner, but East Made was easily the best money we spent on our wedding. During the planning process, Elizabeth was always available via email to discuss anything - including vendors, timeline, family dynamics, favors, etc. and to troubleshoot anything that came up. She always responded promptly to emails and she checked-in regularly to keep me focused. We were able to set-up in-person meetings and phone calls easily, when needed. At the beginning and end of the planning process, Elizabeth visited the venue with me. This was a huge advantage and alleviated much of my angst, as we were working with an old, smaller venue. She made great recommendations on vendors and even introduced us to our photographer, who we adored. Elizabeth also kept us on target with budget, making astute suggestions as to when/where to spend or not spend. We got the “partial planning” package, which I highly recommend (if not the full planning package). Having Elizabeth involved in the design and styling process was ESSENTIAL. She translated my disjointed descriptions into a seamless, beautiful vision. She thought of things, I would never have known to consider. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the industry, and contacts with trustworthy vendors seriously paid off. Day-of, Elizabeth managed everything from a “missing bride” panic attack to an “illegal keg” and thunderstorms. Our wedding day was not without a little drama and she remained a calm, helpful, resourceful guide throughout. She even turned the rain and deviation from our original plan into an even better, spectacular, dreamy ceremony, dinner, and reception. After the wedding, all of our guests commented on how intimate and personal our wedding felt. Elizabeth truly helped our wedding feel like “us.” My brother is marrying my best friend in a year, and East Made was my #1 recommendation to them. Elizabeth is simply a lovely, kind, humble, good-hearted and fun person, who was an absolute pleasure to work with. Now that our wedding has happened, I hope to count her as a new friend!
Stephanie & Max
We are so grateful that we hired Elizabeth of East Made Event Company to coordinate our wedding, and cannot recommend her highly enough.
From the moment I came across Elizabeth’s website and work, it was clear that she has an amazing eye for style and design. She is passionate about even the tiniest of details, and was always excited to trade ideas – from helping me to design our escort card display and place settings to sourcing silk ribbon and copper accents. Having someone who could bring both structure and creativity to the planning process was really important to me, and Elizabeth exceeded my highest expectations in that regard. She also took the time to get to know us as a couple, which made our experience both fun and personalized.
From a coordination perspective, Elizabeth is incredibly organized and communicative. She helped us think through every aspect of the weekend, including scheduling and set-up details that we would have otherwise overlooked. She also seamlessly managed the logistical challenges associated with a large outdoor, at-home wedding. Even when the day-of weather conditions were a little wet, she and her team made set-up and delivery adjustments to ensure everything went smoothly. I felt completely comfortable knowing everything was in her hands, and I know our vendors appreciated it too.
I can honestly say that hiring East Made Event Company was one of the best investments we made. Elizabeth is talented, humble, and absolutely wonderful to work with. Our wedding would not have been what it was without her!
Ally & Derek
We hired East Made Event Company for our October wedding, and we are SO glad we did! Elizabeth is amazing - we can’t imagine a friendlier, or more responsible coordinator. Elizabeth has great taste and is a natural when conceptualizing and decorating a beautiful ceremony and reception. She helped us with everything from finding a great Jazz Trio to finalizing our wedding colors, and she was able to give suggestions about the flow of our wedding and even the set-up at our venue. All of our guests raved about our wedding and specifically about Elizabeth! If you’re considering hiring a wedding planner or coordinator (which is a GREAT idea, in our opinion) we 100% recommend Elizabeth and East Made Event Company! You can't go wrong, and you will be able to enjoy your special day that much more.
Carleen & Chris
Having Elizabeth around as my "Month of Coordinator" was the best decision I could have made. She was helpful with every decision I couldn't decide on, and brought to my attention details that I never would have thought of myself. She not only was my wedding planner but my florist as well! We saved money by ordering our flowers online and Elizabeth crafted all of our bouts, bouquets, flower crowns and centerpieces. She even stayed late into the evening of our rehearsal dinner to make sure everything had been completed. I would recommend Elizabeth to anyone getting married whether they feel prepared or not because no matter what, as a Bride you will most definitely forget something and Elizabeth will be there to help you along the way! Thanks Elizabeth!
SASHA & RANDALL
Choosing Elizabeth as our month of coordinator was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Her kindness and warmth make it feel like she’s been your friend for years, and with every conversation you can tell she has a genuine love and passion for creating beautiful weddings.
One of the things that I worried about the most in the wedding planning process was creating a timeline that incorporated all of our vendors and would keep our guests entertained throughout the evening. But Elizabeth helped alleviate every one of my fears! She did a skillful and thorough job of suggesting timelines that would work best, and of confirming these times with our vendors. Having Elizabeth to help coordinate our many vendors gave us the assurance that things would run smoothly on our wedding day so that we did not have to stress about it— and this was such a gift to have!!
Every question in the months leading up to the wedding was quickly answered with an email or phone call, and Elizabeth handled every conflict and hiccup that came up with grace. She is definitely an advocate that any bride would be lucky to have, and we can’t recommend her highly enough! Thank you, Elizabeth!!