I'M Allyssa: Wife & mom, Planner & CHEESECAKE LOVER
We love that you've come to us for this special time in your life!
Allyssa Elaine Events is dedicated to designing, planning, and creating the finest gatherings, parties, meetings, and weddings.
We would love to meet with you and discuss your own special day or event. So give us a call or send us an email and we'll get together and begin the planning!
Let's put it this way. The best gift we decided we can give our siblings when they get married is Allyssa's services. She became a godsend coming up on the final weeks of planning. You can get lost in the details of who, where, when, how between venues and vendors but Allyssa helped bring a calmness and clarity to the planning. She spoke the vendor lingo and all I know is it got done. And as for day of, WOW. It was amazing to have no worries about details, mishaps, telling who to do what or be where... she was on top of it all. From grabbing programs last minute off our front porch, to keeping everything organized and on time, to helping make sure everything was packed up and loaded at the end of the night, she helped take the responsibility off our shoulders and let us focus on enjoying our special day.
Tammi Camp Photography
Allyssa is the absolute best there is!!! We booked her Partial Planning package & WOW, we are so glad we did! She took the tedious details off of my plate, helped us find & communicate with vendors, gave us her expert opinions/advice, answered my million questions, kept everything organized, helped us navigate a wedding during a pandemic & paid attention to every tiny detail. She is extremely conscientious of her clients & tailors her services & talents to each. She also reminded me of deadlines as they came up & added reminders to my calendar. She didn't miss a beat throughout our whole engagement, even while she was working on bringing her little one into the world, & then while on maternity leave. We were blown away by not just how amazing Allyssa is, but her entire team as well. I can't imagine our wedding without her & her team & cannot recommend her enough.
Jess & Jenn Photography
One of the best decisions we made was hiring Allyssa. After planning a wedding – and then re-planning through the pandemic - for almost two years with her, she feels more like family to us.
I would describe Allyssa in three words: calm, cool & collected. She truly was our calm through the COVID storm and she never let us feel panicked or worried. Throughout the process she offered tons of sound advice, creative ideas and solutions, and at times she was even a shoulder to cry on.
Allyssa couldn’t physically be at our wedding because she had just become a mom! However her team, Dani and Carly, did an incredible job executing every single detail that was planned. It was the most perfect day, largely due to the work of Allyssa and her team. We couldn’t be happier or more grateful for them and can’t wait to plan another event with them in the future.
Kristen Hendricks Photography
If you’re looking for THE most important wedding vendor, it’s Allyssa! She is absolutely spectacular at what she does. She handled every little detail – managing the timeline, taking things to the venue, setting up and decorating the venue, giving tips and payments to all vendors, answering all family and vendor questions, cleaning up at the end of the night - if there was a task during the day, Allyssa and her team took care of it. (I didn’t even mention that she was 8 months pregnant!!) There was absolutely nothing during our wedding day that Allyssa missed. She is so organized, committed, and personable! She was the calm and cool person I needed when I felt like everything was falling apart. My family and I cannot thank her enough for making our wedding day so perfect! I would 10000% recommended Allyssa Elaine Events!
Laura Ann Miller
I wish I could review Allyssa one million times and give her one billion stars! Our photographer Courtney recommended her to us as a wedding planner and THANK GOODNESS THAT SHE DID!! I knew right away that she was going to be the perfect person to help me with our day. She took every vision I had and made it come to life and I was never worried about anything because I knew that she would take care of me. I trusted her opinion on everything and she made my day even more beautiful than I could have imagined. She made the entire wedding planning process stress free. She is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet and will go above and beyond to make your day special. I am so blessed to have found her and to call her a friend.
Courtney Smith Photography
I booked the design service package and I'm so thankful that I did. She listened to every bit of my ramblings and put together a very detailed wedding design for my day. She was so sweet and kind and intelligent and well-prepared and insightful, you could tell this wasn't her first rodeo! It was an immense relief to get everything down in a cohesive, tangible way. It was so helpful to be able to refer back to it when I planned the rest of my wedding and booked vendors, bought decor, etc. When I wasn't sure of something, I could refer to my design plan and get a clear idea of what pieces I needed to make my beautiful day happen.
Jess and Jenn Photography
Try planning a wedding during a pandemic. It’s stressful! But having Allyssa in our corner, she kept us sane through the last 6 months of planning a wedding. She was calm, the person reminding us of the million things that we forgot, and she was the one who reminded us that the stress doesn’t matter but why we are there does. I couldn’t have imagined anyone else fulfilling that role, I value Allyssa as a friend and our cheerleader. Having that on such an important day is incomparable. We enjoyed every minute of our day, took in everything and we didn’t have to fret about a single thing. If you’re questioning, stop...book Allyssa and her team...having her in your corner will allow you to enjoy the day you spent so much time planning!
Amber Mark Photography
Allyssa was my wedding planner on 9.19.2020. Yes, she helped plan and run a wedding during a pandemic AND pregnant! I can honestly say with 100% certainty she made our wedding day perfect. She is detail-oriented, kind, smart, and the person you want smiling at you as your nerves start to kick in. I would recommend her services to anyone, anywhere. If you are even *slightly* considering a wedding planner, then please, consider a little more and CHOOSE her! You won’t regret it. Even all of my guests were complimenting how wonderful she was. It truly shows when you don’t have to explain to people how great she is— her actions speak for themselves. Thank you Allyssa for making our day beyond what we could ever imagine.
J Elizabeth Photography
Allyssa was a true gem to work with and is so amazing and talented! From the very first day, she gave us spreadsheets, vendor referrals, checklists...everything you could possibly need. She helped finalize all details with the vendors, created our timeline, and always checked in with me. Day of, she organized the whole team and worked so hard styling all the decor pieces. The reception looked so beautiful and was everything we could have dreamed of! She is so organized and prepared for anything! I LOVED having her as the head of our vendor team. If you're on the fence about hiring a planner, please just go meet with Allyssa and let her tell you how she can help you. You'll instantly feel less overwhelmed,
and like you can leave your wedding
in her capable hands.
Jessica Lauren Photography
Allyssa is the best decision we made about planning our wedding. She made this an easy process and was always available to talk when we had questions. The day of the wedding I cannot put into words how truly amazing she and her team was. All night she made sure my husband and I were happy, hydrated, and having fun. She makes excellent timelines and kept everyone on track. Our wedding was amazing and it wouldn't have been without her. If there was an option for more than five stars I would give her a million. At the end of the day Allyssa feels more like family than a wedding planner. I recommend her to everyone we know. We love Allyssa and if you want an amazing wedding day hire her. Because of her I had no stress on my wedding day! YOU WANT ALLYSSA ON YOUR TEAM! She made our wedding perfect and we love her!
Courtney Smith Photography
Do yourself an enormous favor, and book Allyssa Elaine Events! By far the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. It became very clear to us early on we needed someone on the day to make sure everything went as it was supposed to. Allyssa delivered that and more! I cannot praise her enough. Allyssa goes above and beyond, always multiple steps ahead of everything. I had ZERO stress the day of my wedding because I knew Allyssa was there. Not only on the day, but Allyssa took care of all the communication with all my vendors weeks (honestly months) leading up to my wedding date. Allyssa and her team are AMAZING!!!
Allyssa is so amazing and worth every penny. If you’re on the fence about a planner or coordinator, just book her! She made our wedding day so enjoyable and stress free. She handled everything! We had a perfect day thanks to her and her team! We loved her!
Jessica Lauren Photography
Working with Allyssa was AMAZING!! We planned our wedding from 1800 miles and two time zones away and there was no way we could have done it without her. Although we only contracted Allyssa’s help for a month out, she was providing structure, organization & recommendations well in advance and kept us on schedule leading up to the big day. She was extremely responsive and communicative. With our outdoor wedding, she had backup plans and things ready to move for potentially nasty weather. Her calm demeanor and confidence allowed us to totally enjoy our wedding day and leading up to it knowing she had it under control. If you’re on the fence about getting a coordinator – do it. If you’ve decided to get a wedding coordinator – hire Allyssa.
Laura Ann Miller
Having Allyssa in my corner was a game changer. She was knowledgeable and professional and helped advise on almost every aspect of the wedding. She even offered to bring some items she had that matched the day of decor to help save us some money! Through the months leading up to the wedding, every email or question was answered in a prompt fashion. You can tell she has built some fantastic relationships in the industry. Leading up to the wedding she kept us updated and on track and was a pleasure to work with. Sincerely on my wedding day, I knew I just needed to be there and enjoy the time with friends and family, Allyssa had the rest under control. She went above and beyond, we can not give enough accolades. She obviously loves what she does.
Julia Noack Photography
We booked Allyssa in October of 2019 as a day of coordinator, little did we know that we would be planning our big day in the midst of a pandemic! Allyssa was a calming voice in the craziness of planning during COVID and kept us focused on the big picture. On the day of, we had to make last minute changes on the cermony but we knew it would be just fine with Allyssa guiding us along! Allyssa is so sweet & well organized and our day would not have been the same without her! If you're thinking of booking, we 20/10 recommend Allyssa! We cannot thank her enough for everything!!
Joy Lynn Photography
Hiring Allyssa was hands down the best decision I ever made. I hired her for month-of wedding coordination, but I had access to her planning resources from the beginning and was able to contact her with planning/vendor questions during planning. She made my life so easy and less stressful in the weeks leading up to the wedding and especially the day of! She was able to help me shave off some $$ because of her relationships/experience with my vendors. She took care of everything and kept everything right on schedule. She setup centerpieces and loaded everything into our car at the end of the night. Even though we had a smaller wedding budget than most, paying for Allyssa's services was the best money we spent on our wedding and totally worth it!
Kara Volle Photography
Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every single way! As busy graduate students, we didn’t know where to begin in terms of planning, venues, color schemes, music, food, or drink. But Allyssa was truly a godsend. She took our far-fetched ideas and random musings and turned them into tangible results. She helped us achieve wedding goals that we didn’t even know we had! From the styling to the logistics, Allyssa is extremely knowledgeable and truly a professional. Any couple would be lucky to have her as a planner!
There are not enough good things I can say about Allyssa! She was so organized (I think all my vendors were impressed at her day-of timeline..), CALM, and very aware of how the wedding industry works. She was helpful from major planning decisions to answering minor questions quickly throughout the planning process and the sole reason everything ran so smoothly the day of our wedding. I highly recommend her as your wedding planner, month of coordinator, or day of coordinator. I truly could not have done
it without her.
Probably the best money spent on my wedding was hiring Allyssa! She not only helped with the overall design of my wedding, she made sure everything went off without a hitch. She was always available for questions and the documents she shared were super helpful. About 6 weeks prior to the wedding, she took over all my contracts. She planned out all the tiny details and arranged timing of everything with each of my vendors, creating a detailed timeline.
She was there throughout the whole day from getting ready to the very end. If any issue came up, she took care of it. She made sure I was doing ok throughout the whole day and was my voice when needed. You will not regret hiring her!
Jackelynn Noel Photography
Allyssa is fantastic! She is professional, organized, and has the answer to any wedding problem that arises. I worked with Allyssa to create a backyard wedding for 275 in which we essentially built our own wedding venue. We brought in everything from tent, table & chairs, silverware, carpet, ice machines, food, bars, ice cream, valet, bathrooms, and a band. She was with me every step of the way. She provided logistical help and a wonderful list of vendor recommendations. Allyssa went beyond her scope of work to provide excellent service that put me at ease. My family, friends, and wedding guests we blown away by her ability to navigate and hustle with a smile on her face. Please hire Allyssa!
Jessica Lauren Photography
Allyssa was so wonderful and I’m so glad we chose to have her help with our wedding. She listened to everything that I wanted and paid close attention to detail. I think of myself as a good planner, but I cannot stress enough how helpful it was to have Allyssa. I was able to completely enjoy our wedding day knowing that she was behind the scenes making sure that everything we talked about was perfect!
Allyssa was a PILLAR of support and A POWER TO BE RECKONED WITH! What a stunning display of wedding planning and coordination! You took our vision and brought it to life! With fighting weather obstacles, to working with over eight vendors, to assisting with my grandma...you and your team pulled it all off spectacularly and made it look effortless!
THANK YOU again!
Stephanie Nachtrab Photography
Hiring Allyssa for her planning and coordination was the best wedding decision we made. We came to her overwhelmed with all the details about a year before our wedding, and since that very first meeting, she brought her calm attitude, professionalism and advice to our planning process. As a type A bride, I appreciated her attention to detail and organization - she was someone I could trust with the big picture and the details. Not only is she incredibly talented and the best in STL, she genuinely cares about you and your big day, and will work together with all your vendors, friends and family to make sure it’s everything you’ve dreamed. Our entire day went off without a hitch and it’s because of her hard work. Do yourself a favor and book her for your wedding!
Elise Abigail Photography
My husband and I cannot express how amazing Allyssa was for our wedding. Not only did she make sure everything ran smoothly during the rehearsal and wedding day, but she also set up the entire reception venue and made everything look beautiful! From bringing coffee in the morning to making sure all of our cards, gifts, and personal items were collected at the end of the night and made it home safe, she truly thought of EVERYTHING. Allyssa provided way more than simple wedding management or day-of coordination. She was an amazing resource and was always extremely available. I feel like I could go on forever talking about how wonderful Allyssa is and how she made our day absolutely perfect AND stress free!!
I cannot say enough how wonderful it was to have Allyssa help coordinate our wedding. She was barely past her own wedding and honeymoon when she began coordinating with all my vendors and working on a detailed wedding timeline, which she distributed to the entire wedding party. On the day of the wedding, she brought breakfast and lunch, went back to the tux store to get missing cuff links and shoes, rounded up missing flowers and helped transport belongings to and from the church. Most importantly, she helped keep us on time and we were able to spend quality time with our friends and family. We are very grateful for Allyssa's assistance, professionalism, and attention to detail. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone planning a wedding or other significant event.
Jennifer Klink Photography
Getting a day-of coordinator was such a worthwhile investment! We originally decided to sign on because it would give us more peace to have Allyssa and her assistant set up the reception venue for us. She delivered so much more than that! Allyssa ran the day so smoothly. Our pastor even commented on how organized and professional she was, and how she made his job so much easier! Allyssa is calm, peaceful, cool, and collected, and she will help you feel at ease on your important day. Her knowledge of things you might not think about and her memory and willingness in helping are priceless. Having her coordinate all the vendors during those last
couple chaotic weeks also lifted a burden
I hadn't even considered.
Choosing to work with Allyssa was one of the best decisions I made while wedding planning. I wanted someone to be there on the day of to take care of all the details, vendor communication, questions and all the extra stuff a bride doesn't want to have to worry about, and Allyssa did just that and then some! She is extremely reliable, creative, organized and best of all sweet as can be. My wedding would not have gone off as smoothly and stress free as it did if I did not have Allyssa. I would HIGHLY recommend her, she's worth every penny.
Laura Ann Miller Photography
Hiring Allyssa Elaine Events was the best decision I made while planning. In the months leading up, she was quickly available to answer even the dumbest of questions. She was organized and prompt, and quickly garnered my complete trust. She was seamlessly able to coordinate so many different people and she created my schedule for the day of, even taking into account my sister's nursing schedule for her 5 week old! Throughout the night our tips were distributed to various vendors and at the end of the night, our personal belongings were already gathered up and put into our car. From the very beginning of the day to the end of the night I never once thought about set up, coordination, decoration, etc. I enjoyed myself without reserve.
We were hesitant to put part of our budget to a wedding coordinator but Allyssa and her team were worth every cent! She responded to all of my questions promptly and provided great help and insights. Her online guides were extremely beneficial and I walked away from our meetings feeling so reassured and great.
Allyssa and her team are professional, approachable and know how to get things done! They came to the rescue when I got a stain on my dress and worked behind the scenes to keep the day moving exactly on track. From coordinating vendors, creating day of timeline to all the other small and big things they did I cannot recommend them enough!
They. Are. Wonderful.!
Bulger Creative Co
Without a question, hiring Allyssa and her team was the best choice we made for our wedding. Having her on our side for the big day let me relax and actually enjoy the wedding. I knew Allyssa and I were similar minds from the first time we met. She is organized and detail oriented and quick with communicating. I am a bit of an over-planner and had a pretty specific vision for our day. Not only did everything go off without a hitch, the spaces looked more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. My husband and I 100% recommend Allyssa and highly suggest booking her early!
Brad Bierman Photography
Deciding to hire Allyssa Elaine Events for our day-of coordination was the best decision I made during planning. Allyssa is really laid back and easy to talk with, she really takes the time to understand your vision. Once hired, you are given access to her shared drive of wedding planning gold- budgeting spreadsheets, vendor recommendations, seating chart assistance and much more. They did an amazing job setting up the room for the reception as well as anticipating all our needs. They really made the whole experience stress free and I can't recommend them enough.
I cannot give enough praise for Allyssa & everything she does. I hired Allyssa to take over for me about six weeks before my wedding date & it couldn't come soon enough! She's such a down-to-earth, detail-oriented individual, which set my Type A perfectionist heart at ease immediately. She was my saving grace the week-of when I was stressed over everything! I knew the day-of that I wouldn't have to worry about anything because she would have everything taken care of and do anything I needed. She's truly an amazing coordinator & an even more amazing human being. I'm truly grateful for her!
Ten Sixteen Photography
Allyssa worked magic! Even with her own wedding coming up, she was always friendly and responsive to all questions or concerns I had. She made planning the wedding so much less stressful, as I live in Springfield and the wedding was in St. Louis. She worked closely with my mom on days that I could not make it to meetings, but always kept me in the loop. The reception venue was gorgeous, and she set up/made sure everything was in it's proper place, as well as worked with all the vendors the day of. If there were any issues or hiccups, I was none the wiser! I can't recommend Allyssa Elaine Events enough, or thank her enough for making my day as perfect as I always dreamed!
Ashley Fisher Photography
Allyssa was AMAZING! We met a few months before our wedding and from this point on she was extremely accessible and really did anything and everything that needed to be done-from contacting vendors to bringing lighters for our unity candle. Her schedule was extremely detailed and great to hand out to family and friends so everyone knew where to go when. She is everything you would want in a planner-organized, diligent, able to handle a large bridal party, kind, etc. I can't say enough great things and would recommend her to anyone!
Fire + Smoke Photography
No words can accurately describe how we feel about our time working with Allyssa and her crew, but grateful and blessed come close. For nearly a year, Allyssa helped us plan a day that was perfect for us. Allyssa is also a highly organized person, but she is much more patient and even keeled, and those traits are absolutely necessary during the wedding planning process. Time and time again, Allyssa effectively communicated our needs to other vendors, which resulted in a seamless wedding day. We will never be able to adequately thank Allyssa for giving us the most perfect day on the most important day of our lives. We highly, highly, highly recommend Allyssa and hope that you will do yourself the favor of booking her for your wedding too.
Maison Meredith Photography
Hiring Allyssa as my day-of-coordinator was the best decision I made throughout the wedding planning process, by far. She was accommodating in every way possible leading up to the day, and couldn’t have been more calm and perfect during our wedding weekend. Many family members commented how relaxed and on top of things she was. I can’t imagine how much easier the process would have been if I had her helping me since day one! If you want the organized planner of your dreams, she’s it.
Virginia Harold Photography
Allyssa is great! She is organized and thinks of every detail. If you are a bride like me, have all of the big stuff done, then need to take a mental check out of the planning game, hire Allyssa then sit back to let her finish what you started!! She is A+
Scarlett Crews Photography
Allyssa's attention to detail was second to none and she went above and beyond in so many ways. From negotiating with all of my vendors to assisting with stylistic components to running last-minute crazy errands, Allyssa was always there to save the day. I could not have pulled off the wedding that I had imagined without her!
Caroline Schubert Photography
Allyssa is calm, organized and professional but never bossy. Before the wedding day, she quickly answered any questions and offered tips. She put together a very detailed, impressive timeline for the day that other vendors admired and appreciated. Allyssa took care of little details without being asked. Whenever we did ask her about something, her reply was "I'll take care of that." We could not have imagined the day without her.
Kara Volle Photography
Hiring Allyssa was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. Allyssa did everything we asked and made sure the day went smoothly. She put together our welcome bags, picked up Starbucks in the morning, setup the venue so I could have a spa day. When I walked into the reception venue and saw everything set up exactly as I had visioned, my mind was blown. I was able to truly enjoy everything we spent months planning.
Amber Green Photography
Allyssa was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely easy to be in contact with, no matter what time of day which made our wedding experience so much easier and stress free. She genuinely cared about us and it really showed. Everything we could ever imagine was possible because of her!
Hiring Allyssa was probably the best decision we made during the wedding planning process. My husband and I are considering getting married again just to use her! Allyssa was incredibly well prepared and helpful and made herself available any time I needed her. She was also just very friendly and a pleasure to work with!
C Bauer Photography
Allyssa came in a few weeks from the wedding and it was the biggest relief. She handled all the vendor confirmations, figured out all the last minute questions, and set EVERYTHING up at my reception venue. It looked so perfect and better than I could have imagined. Allyssa and her team allowed me to actually enjoy my wedding day and not stress about a single thing.
Megh Christine Photography
The day of the wedding Allyssa felt like more than just our day of wedding planner, she was like superwoman: picking up coffee and bagels for the bridal party, coordinating lunch for the bus while we took photos, making sure everyone was on time and where they needed to be, etc. It took the stress out of the day for myself, my mom , and anyone else who would of had to spend the day making sure things were in order instead of enjoying themselves. We are so thankful we hired Allyssa!
Emily Rose Studios
I'm positive Allyssa did so much more behind the scenes work that I'm not even aware of. My family bragged on her the entire day and how great of a job she did. If you're on the edge about hiring a coordinator or planner, look no further. Allyssa will bring your wedding to life and will ensure you are fully able to enjoy the biggest day of your life. She is so kind, helpful, and sweet. You won't find a better person than her!
Perfection is the only word I can think of that describes Allyssa. She helped with every tiny detail, and I mean everything. We called her 2 days before the wedding freaking out about table numbers, and she simple just said “I will take care of it, don’t worry about it.” She was truly a life saver during the whole process. Allyssa’s attention to detail, her very organized notes, and the personalized wedding binder all make her the best possible choice for planning your special day. She is the absolute best!