"We are still so in awe of the wedding Meris put together for us last month. Hiring her was probably the best decision we made during the planning process and whatever success our wedding can be considered single-handedly falls on her and her team's shoulders. Our venue was near Boone NC, 2.5 hours from our home, so it was technically a destination wedding. I only met in-person with Meris once during the planning process because of this distance but I felt so well taken care of. Under her "month of" package, she was available to us by phone and email the entire month prior to our big day and I used every bit of that time with her that I respectfully could.
We had weekly phone meetings to go over EVERYTHING: what had changed, which vendors had been paid and who remained, any snags I was having trouble deciding on or securing, the decor plan, etc... She built a detailed wedding weekend schedule that we distributed to family and friends and she called all vendors the week before to confirm load in, drop off times, final invoice totals, etc... And probably most importantly, I didn't deal with a single logistical item the day of our wedding which was worth her rate right there.
Meris and her team of assistants decorated the entire venue, they set up the tables, centerpieces, and place cards, coordinated delivery of all materials and vendors, helped guests find their seats, paid all remaining vendors for us, kept us comfortably on schedule through out the day, cleaned up after the reception and so many other things I'm sure I have no idea her team handled for us.
Her positive attitude and laid back demeanor are such a breath of fresh air for planning an event that at times can be stressful. And she is so great at helping you stay focused on the big picture and not getting caught up in the details that she can handle for you. She set the tone for our entire wedding weekend (she even helped me find tablecloths for our rehearsal dinner!) and we are eternally grateful to her."
— Molly McKinney
"My husband and I have discussed time and time again how Meris was the best investment we made in planning our mountain wedding. Many brides describe their wedding day as stressful and exhausting; ours was exactly the opposite, and that is 100% thanks to Meris’ help and involvement along the way. Meris was intricately involved in every detail of our big day – from securing the venue and dealing with related issues that arose along the way, to recommending local vendors who were professional and worked within our budget, to helping us determine the timeline of events. Day of, her team ensured that everything flowed smoothly, that wedding party/families were in the appropriate places at the right times, that my husband and I knew when it was time to cut the cake, etc.
Meris is genuine, charismatic, and professional. She is type A and detailed oriented, and impressively balances it all without in any way being overwhelmed by the details. And what I appreciate most about Meris is her calming presence; not fussy or dramatic, but professional and proactive. No matter the circumstances, regardless the issues that could/did arise, Meris and her team worked tirelessly to ensure that every detail was perfect. And they did so with a smile, a calm tone, and a “don’t worry, this is all going to work out perfectly” attitude. It alleviates day-of stress to know that there is a seasoned professional on site to take care of all of the little (and big!) details, so you don’t have to worry about them and can focus on soaking in every single precious moment. Our wedding day was so special, so effortless, so joyful, so perfect. And we owe a world of thanks to Meris for making sure it flowed so smoothly and could be that way."
— Jennifer Cole Tolley