John and I are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Michelle! Thanks to her, we were able to achieve the most beautiful wedding day! I found Michelle online and instantly fell in love with her website and previous weddings! After I spoke with Michelle for the first time, I immediately knew that she understood the vision I was hoping to accomplish on our wedding day. Michelle is extremely professional and demonstrates amazing work ethic. Michelle was available any time of day if I ever had any questions or needed any clarification. Michelle is a perfectionist in everything that she does. She referred us to the most amazing floral and décor specialist, who truly made our wedding gorgeous! I trusted Michelle to find our DJ, venue, florist, and even my hair and makeup artist! Michelle gave us nothing but the best in every area of our wedding. She is truly an expert in her field. After the wedding, my father and I were talking about how amazing our special day was for us and all of our guests. My dad then said to me, “Michelle was the best money we spent. We could never have achieved all of that without her!”. I have to agree with him! We appreciate you so much Michelle! Thank you for all that you have done for us. XOXO!
— Whitney and john
Cara was absolutely amazing!! I started planning my wedding just over 18 months from the big day, so I had a lot of time to think about all the details. I always had questions for her and wondered if we were meeting enough. Cara was on top of everything and always assured me that we were good. She really put my mind at ease and I was not disappointed. She was always quick to respond to my emails and she went out of her way to make my day perfect. She recommended the best vendors and together, I had “the dream team.” My wedding was amazing and I couldn’t have done it without Cara. I will definitely recommend her to all my friends and family and will hire her again if me and the hubs decide on a vow renewal in 10-20 years :) Thanks Cara!!
— Meredith and
Michelle planned our San Diego wedding from start to finish. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly day of. She was always quick to respond, creative whenever we ran into some issue, and understanding of our budget. She was totally sweet and understood my vision of what I wanted my wedding to look like. I couldn’t have been more excited to see everything come together. I would recommend Michelle to any friend of mine looking for a wedding planner! Thank you Michelle for everything you have done for us. <3
— Hilary and Joe
Michelle was truly the reason we felt no stress on our big day. She took care of all the details, leaving me, my husband and our families to enjoy our special day. She is organized, kind and detail oriented. We couldn’t have done it without her!
— Megan and Scotty
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue coordinators as part of their wedding package. So, knowing that, my husband and I initially thought that it would be a waste of money to hire an event designer/wedding coordinator. As the planning progressed, we found that the term “venue coordinator” and “wedding coordinator” tends to be used interchangeably, when it’s not the same thing. The Venue Coordinator will help assist you with all things venue-specific, but they’re role doesn’t include helping you with design thought leadership, timeline development, contacting all vendors, etc. Anyway, my point is that I realized TWO months before the wedding that I had to literally do everything myself....that is, until we hired Michelle and Samantha!! I’m so glad that we did! Michelle worked with us for our event design & I am pleased with how everything turned out. Michelle provides thought leadership in her design recommendations & she will flat out tell you if something would look tacky or out of whack for your theme. So, just know that you are getting professional insights and the results definitely show. In the end, we had so many compliments from our guests as to how tasteful and beautiful our wedding looked! “Magazine-worthy”, as some said. She is also responsive and was great at working with our venue to ensure that details were ironed out. Samantha was our day-of-coordinator and she was always there for us and our guests when anyone had any questions. She truly made everyone feel taken care of and comfortable. Also, Samantha ensured that I always had the wine I wanted at my table (with everything going on, a lot of brides don’t even get to eat or drink at their own wedding – so I really appreciated how she looked out for me so that I could enjoy my own wedding). Long story short: I’m a fan and will highly recommend. Enough said!
— Naomi and Partho
Cara Goset was beyond what words could explain. My wedding day was way more than I could have ever hoped thanks to Cara. Everything was so well organized and set up so beautifully which as a bride that’s exactly what I was looking for. She was a huge help with finding awesome vendors...which definitely make or beak your wedding day. I had not any worries on the big day she had helped so much with rehearsal , and everything and anything I needed along the way. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Thank you so much Cara for making me feel so special and making my big day a night to remember for the rest of my life!
— Kylie and justin
Our wedding day would of never been even half of what it was if it wasn’t for Michelle! Michelle understood my vision instantly & even added to it and created the most beautiful wedding. She made us feel so at ease during the whole process even for us being in Australia, communication was never an issue because she made sure we were up to date or always replied promptly. Michelle is very professional, passionate and honest and with that combination she managed to create something that won’t be forgotten not just with us but even our guest in years to come. I couldn’t thank you enough Michelle for making it all possible!
— nyree and sole
I don’t mean to offend anyone...but you’re a FOOL if you don’t hire Michelle Garibay for your wedding. She is absolutely AMAZING. From the moment I emailed her for the first time until after my wedding, she was super responsive and extremely helpful with all my questions. I hired her as my day of coordinator but she started 60 days before and was available even before that. I almost wish I would have hired her for my full wedding planner. Words can’t describle how happy I am that we decided to use her services...worth every penny and then some. My wedding went without a hitch, even if there were any issues I had no idea because Michelle handled everything so professionally. My husband and I are both so happy with how smoothly our wedding went under Michelle’s eye. Needless to say, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Michelle Garibay Events! You won’t regret it from beginning to end. You’ll be in great hands! Thanks, Michelle, for everything- we are beyond pleased with your services :)
— Michelle and jacob
Michelle is amazing! I went to Michelle feeling lost and overwhelmed with the planning process. She really listened to me and brought my dream to life. She knows the industry, is connected to the best vendors, and is always available. Every detail of my day was executed flawlessly and it couldn’t have been as perfect without her. You won’t be disappointed.
— Getsemani and Brandon
Professional. Organized. Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Hard-working. Those are just a few words that describes our amazing wedding planner, Michelle Garibay. Michelle is so incredibly organized, I honestly don’t know how she does it! Our wedding was everything and more than we could have imagined. Michelle worked hard from the moment we had our initial consultation and was very prompt with communication which is what sealed the deal for us. I spent about a month researching wedding planners and I just wasn’t getting timely responses from local wedding planners on Oahu. Being from the east coast, prompt communication was essential for us. Michelle is based out of CA but is very knowledgeable about and has great relationships with the vendors in Hawaii. Every vendor she recommended for our wedding did a remarkable job and I was so glad the night went on without any problems that we were aware of. We were able to enjoy the night without having to worry about anything. That in itself is worth it! She was very realistic and upfront about what we could do with our budget. We appreciate that she respected our budget and still was able to create our vision. She has a keen eye for details and her ideas came to life and turned out beautifully. We were very impressed with her professionalism and her hard-working mentality. She really knows exactly what she is doing and words cannot express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with her. I would absolutely recommend Michelle and her event planning services. She made the wedding planning process less stressful and actually enjoyable and fun!
— Jackie and Craig
Michelle and team did a fantastic job for our wedding on the North Shore! Her relationships with vendors, attention to detail and overall knowledge are absolutely top-notch. I couldn’t have been more pleased - classy, organized and professional!
— Kate and Frank
Cara Goset was an absolute LIFESAVER and worth every penny! About a month before my wedding, I was beginning to panic with so much left to do. Per a good friends recommendation, I contacted Michelle Garibay Events and Cara happened to be available. Not only did Cara go ABOVE and BEYOND to make sure everything was in order for our big day, she made sure our wedding day was the absolute fairy tale that every girl dreams of! She was always available to help and give advice, and hiring her was the best decision I made in planning my wedding! Thanks Cara! You’re the absolute BEST
— jennifer and casey
My daughter Madison and her new husband Luke were married this past weekend and I am so very thankful that I hired Michelle Garibay Events as our Day of Coordinator!! Michelle was there for us from the very first day through the entire process, answering all our questions, making recommendations, handling details and communicating with vendors. My daughter had a lot of very specific ideas and details for her wedding and Michelle made sure that everything was handled perfectly. The wedding was absolutely stunning!! Everything went extremely well without a hitch from beginning to end. Michelle and her amazing team were awesome in every way!! I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone planning a wedding. All of my daughter’s dreams were brought to life and we were all able to enjoy each moment knowing that everything was in great hands. Thank you so very much Michelle!!
— Marci and jim
Having Michelle as my wedding coordinator was a lifesaver and a dream come true. She is so committed to her clients, is so organized and on top of things, and always has such AMAZING ideas. She truly understands that this is one of the most important days of your life, and from her heart she wants to help make your day absolutely perfect. She takes it very seriously and is so caring of your special occasion! It was easy to collaborate in person or even far away through e-mail or text message. She’s also very honest if she doesn’t think something will look good together, and will come up with an idea that will blow you away instead. When we described what look we wanted for our wedding and showed pictures, she knew EXACTLY what vendor to go to that would fit both my idea and budget. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Michelle Garibay and her team, you just have to have this wonderful experience yourself. She helped make the entire wedding process fun, exciting and stress free! In the end, seeing all her hard work put together on my wedding day, it absolutely took my breath away. It was even better than I had imagined it would be. There’s definitely no other coordinator you should consider other than Michelle Garibay Events!!
— Katie and Mark
Our wedding was an amazingly beautiful day that my husband and I got to simply enjoy because Michelle handled all the day-of details flawlessly! I felt completely confident turning the reins over to her and her skilled team. Michelle is an incredible professional and has a great reputation in the industry. She was able to give us recommendations for excellent vendors and helped a ton with communications and timeline details. Exactly what we needed to execute our vision. A million thanks, Michelle!
— hayley and alec
Michelle, Thank you for everything you did for our wedding! You helped make the day go so smooth! We could not have asked for a better more on top wedding coordinator. You helped put our vision into a real life dream wedding. Thank you for all you do
— Kristin and Clay
Michelle is truly a designer of beautiful weddings. She and her team were wonderful to work with. All were extremely friendly, professional, knowledgeable about the industry, and went above and beyond to make sure our day went perfectly.
— Kari and Derek
Michelle and her team are amazing! Extremely professional, knowledgeable, organized and friendly. We could not be happier with how our wedding turned out and I am so thankful I had Michelle and Courtney as they made sure our day was perfect!
— Rebecca and Brent