Mindy is the *best* decision we made!
Mindy was invaluable to our wedding and the best decision we made to ensure our wedding was a total success!
We booked Mindy for month of coordination but she was there for us through everything and went so far above and beyond for us in so many ways -- she was there for us through a postponement due to the pandemic, venue hiccups, vendor recommendations, decor choices, and so much more. Mindy was interwoven throughout every single part of our wedding. She created an impeccable day-of-timeline and shared it with all of our vendors, she read through and had a pulse on all of our vendor contracts, she ran our rehearsal, she didn't blink twice at any last minute changes to our wedding, she shared her wedding decor inventory with us which helped a ton with our budget, she allowed us to ship other decor directly to her which was a huge relief as we were planning our wedding from out of state, she connected us with an incredible videographer who jumped at the opportunity to do another wedding with Mindy, and most importantly she was our biggest confidant and advocate. She truly took away as much of the stress and anxiety from the wedding planning process that she could for us, which was a huge endeavor given my Type A personality! This alone was the biggest gift. She stepped in wherever she could to make sure our wedding was the one of our dreams and delivered on that beyond our wildest expectations. Vendors LOVE working with Mindy. She has an incredible reputation, a loyal client and vendor base, and the love she has for her job truly shines through. She loves weddings, and she approaches them with real joy and emotion while also being incredibly professional and organized. She knows what works and what doesn't. Everyone from guests, to parents, to vendors loved her. She was always trying to think of things to do to make the wedding easier for us, from planning months in advance to day-of changes. She did everything big and small, getting us copious amounts of water as we took wedding portraits on our very hot wedding day! I could go on and on on and on. She feels like a close friend to us now and we are forever grateful for everything she did for us. You need Mindy at your wedding!
-Becca B. (Bride)
Thank Heavens for Mindy!
There aren't enough superlatives to describe Mindy and what she means to our family. Our daughter and her husband were (finally) married in June of 2022, their third try due to Covid. With a wedding planning period that ended up spanning three years, I honestly don't know what we would have done without Mindy. She kept us on track, she calmed us down, and she shared her wisdom and many, many talents. Her vendor recommendations were spot on, and she had an answer for all of our questions and concerns. She got us on a manageable timeline and kept track of when vendor payments were due, and what needed to be decided and done when. Communication with her was easy, timely, and fun! Making things even more difficult, the wedding weekend events were held in three different locations, and Mindy somehow magically made sure that all the logistics ran smoothly. Her day-of schedule was a pages-long organizational masterpiece! Our reception venue caused us a ridiculous amount of stress in the three months leading up to the wedding day, due to staff and management issues (we went through three venue event coordinators there over the three years, and the last one, unfortunately, was basically incompetent). Our reception would most certainly have been a disaster without Mindy going above and beyond the call of duty that night. She was everywhere all day, smoothing out any issues that cropped up and making sure that everyone and everything was taken care of. She has an eye and talent for making everything stunningly beautiful, and we couldn't have been happier with the day that she put together with us and for us. All of her other reviews say it all...Mindy will be the best decision you will make as you plan for your happy, joyous day. She became family to us, and what says more than that?
Betsy C. (Mother of the Bride)
Mindy was the unrivaled MVP of our 3x-postponed wedding.
Apart from deciding to marry each other, working with Mindy was hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding.
We worked with Mindy over the course of 3.5 years and 3 postponed wedding dates, from January 2019 until we finally had our big celebration in May 2022. She was an incredible advocate, partner, and friend to us from the initial ideation and planning phase, to the uncertainty of early COVID, and finally during the intense logistics of the big weekend once it arrived. Mindy had an uncanny ability to guide us to the right decisions without ever dictating what we should do. She completely respected and honored our initial vision for our wedding, while also sharing informed perspective and guidance from having done so many weddings over the course of her career. She poured her entire heart and soul into our wedding weekend, our guest experience, and our experience as bride and groom. I don't know what we did in a past life to deserve Mindy, but it must have been something great!!! Our wedding was particularly tough on the logistics — it involved a multi-day celebration, a Sri Lankan/American fusion ceremony that we wrote from scratch and needed intense rehearsing, many guests traveling internationally, and managing our 8-month-old son throughout the process. Mindy made it all work. I truly don't know how, but she did. Mindy also has excellent, extensive vendor relationships and connected us with our florist (Lotus Floral Designs), our videographer (Ryan Denning Creative), and our band (Wilson Stevens - The Connection). All these vendors were incredible, and they all clearly love working with Mindy... which added up to a beautiful, seamless, flawlessly executed, heartfelt and fun-filled wedding weekend. Seriously, thinking back on it feels like a dream. It was so easy for us to enjoy our wedding because we had full trust in Mindy to handle everything (and she did!). Our only issue with Mindy is that she needs to raise her prices!!! The value of her expert planning, her keen guidance, and her emotional support FAR exceeds even her highest tier package. After 3 postponements, we're thrilled our wedding finally happened, but at the same time... we wish we were getting married again just so we could work with her again!
-Erin G. (Bride)
Mindy is AMAZING! Could not recommend Private Weddings and Events more highly!!!!!
We had the absolute BEST experience working with Mindy! She was the true superstar and MVP of our planning process and day- we could not have done it without her! She was absolutely integral to creating the vision for our day and executing it seamlessly. From selecting a venue, to hiring vendors, to design, to set up, to handling communications, to managing *near* snafus, to day of pacing - Mindy was there through it all with outstanding insight, advice, professionalism, expertise, and FUN. She really took time to get to know us and our likes/dislikes- it was such a collaborative process and she truly anticipated our every wedding need! She is an excellent communicator and expert- she 1000% is someone you want by your side (and on your side) during planning --especially in the Winnipesaukee region. We had to contend with COVID during our planning process and we were not local, so the trust we built with Mindy REALLY carried us through. Not only was our wedding the most perfect and wonderful day (and beautifully paced)- beyond what we imagined- it was STRESS FREE because we knew we had Mindy! My whole family misses working with Mindy and we are forever grateful and thankful for her. She helped make our wedding vision a beautiful reality. For ANY OTHER EVENT NEED- Mindy will, without a doubt, be our first call :). THANK YOU, MINDY!
Bridget P. (Bride)