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"We initially had no intention of hiring a wedding coordinator, but looking back, I have no idea how we could have pulled off our wedding without Nicole. She was definitely money well spent! We had all sorts of ideas about what we wanted aesthetically, but had overlooked a lot of logistical stuff, like ice, bathrooms, chafing dishes, heaters, the list goes on... Nicole was really supportive of our vision (and our budget!) and went out of her way to help us get what we wanted, all the while dealing with a lot of the less exciting albeit necessary details. She probably ended up mostly paying for herself when you factor in all the price breaks she got us from vendors. Also, when our caterer backed out on us 3 weeks before the wedding, she found an amazing and highly-rated replacement within days who was willing to make the very specific regional food we had wanted. Having Nicole on our team saved us countless headaches, and enabled my mom and I to continue being nice to each other throughout the strenuous planning process!

Aside from the many months of planning, on our actual wedding day, every time we saw Nicole, she was going above and beyond the call of duty, from scrubbing out some of her mother's old mason jars that she lent us, to clearing tables at the reception, to picking up trash. Such an amazing lady, and we can't speak highly enough of her!!!"

- Casey & Sam, Salt Point, NY

 

"My daughter’s wedding was fabulous.  Everyone who attended agreed it was the best wedding they’d been to in years.  However, it came very close to being the kind of wedding brides and their mothers have nightmares about.  The reason for the success was Nicole.

Three weeks before the wedding, the caterer went out of business.  Nicole found us a good replacement who agreed to cook the food from our existing menu and deliver to us.  The loss of the original caterer also affected dessert choices as the bridal couple had wanted pie, not wedding cake, so Nicole found a local pie maker who baked fresh pie for 150.  The day before the wedding, she drove to a local dairy to get small individual ice cream cups to go with the pie.  A week before the event, the ice wholesaler announced he couldn’t deliver the 600 pounds of ice he had promised.  Nicole drove to a grocery store the morning of the wedding and loaded 600 pounds of ice into her car and delivered it to our site.  Two days before the wedding, the linens arrived, missing almost all the tablecloths in the bridal colors.  Nicole drove part way across the state to meet the wholesaler and pick up the linens in the proper colors. The week of the wedding, the mother of the groom was hospitalized, gravely ill.  The bride and groom went out of town to be with her.  Nicole jumped in to take care of a thousand little things that they would have done if they had been there.

Even prior to this series of catastrophes, Nicole was great!  When we began planning this event a year ago, my daughter and her fiancé had just moved to the area and knew no one.  My husband and I live in a distant state.  Initially, we attempted to do things on our own, booking a caterer, servers, and reserving tents and equipment, but we finally realized that we needed a knowledgeable local presence.  How fortunate that we found Nicole!

Nicole was tactful and cheerful and specifically focused on creating the wedding envisioned by the bride and groom, not the one desired by the wedding co-coordinator, as well as sticking to the budget.  She instantly contacted all our existing vendors and renegotiated our contracts, saving us thousands of dollars.  She continued to stay in contact with them, clarifying issues and making sure that our interests were protected.  Although she was always gracious to us, if the situation called for a bad guy, she was willing to be that person for us.

We recommend Nicole highly.  She will make your life easier, save you money, and when you head to the ceremony, you can feel secure that everything will be perfect when you get back for the reception."

- Jackie, Chapel Hill, NC

 

“If you are planning any kind of affair, Nicole is the best thing you can do for yourself and for the event. Her attention to details is beyond compare.  From invitations to thank you notes and everything in between, she works magic!  She can turn any room into anything you can imagine. She is talented beyond belief. No one could believe the transformation of the room we held our last celebration in. I received email after email on how beautiful everything was! I wouldn’t even consider throwing another party without Nicole.   A million thanks to Nicole and All Of  The Little Details.”

- Rima, Rhinebeck, NY

 

“Nicole planned the 20th Anniversary party for our business and it was a great success.  She has great ideas, the eye of an artist and pays attention to the smallest details.  We always use her services and highly recommend her to our friends.”

- LMV Architects, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

“I used Nicole for the centerpieces, favors, place cards and invitations for my daughter’s bat mitzvah.  She does completely unique, made to order stuff and is reasonable in price. She gives so much individual attention and does a wonderful job.”

- Jill, Rhinebeck, NY

 

"I highly recommend Nicole Sausto-Grady for all phases of party planning, from invitations to the last minute 'day of the event' details.

Nicole worked with my entire family to create invitations that beautifully reflected our values and aesthetic. She was particularly attentive to our teenager's wishes, and respectful of their needs and desires. Everyone who got our invitations commented on the pleasing graphics.

When it came to the party, Nicole had her head in the sky and her feet on the ground! - She dreamed up really fun and unique ideas for decorating and celebrating, but was also willing to scale back to meet budget constraints.

She was very attuned to our desires and to all the mechanics of a large party, anticipating the needs of the DJ, caterer, etc. I can not think of one detail that she left out!

Nicole is pleasant, communicative, and charming to work with. She demonstrated true caring for our satisfaction with the event. We had a very memorable occasion, and we owe our good experience to Nicole!"

- Julia, Rhinebeck, NY