Since we've gotten married, I've had many brides/grooms-to-be ask my husband and I, "If you could make anything from your wedding better, what would it be?" Not an unreasonable question, as they plan ahead for their own weddings. You can imagine their surprise when we both unanimously respond: "Nothing!" Because the truth is, our wedding was not only incredibly beautiful, it was als...
The weekend of my wedding was truly the most beautiful and happy weekend of my life. I enjoyed every part of it from start to finish; whether I was laughing, crying, dancing, or eating. Every part of it was perfect.
When I had first started planning my wedding, I had considered the idea of a wedding planner but then dismissed it because I had heard so many crazy stories about how much they cost...
Dear Sonal and Staff,
From my very first conversation with Sonal on the phone I knew having her be a part of my wedding was the right decision. She began working on making everything perfect for us that very day. Our wedding was the first in both my family's and Ajay's and although we knew what needed to be done, we had no idea how to begin. Sonal and her staff made the process so easy for us and...
Dear Sonal and team,
I can not stop thanking you, Jay, Judy, for helping me out in the most important day of my life and for being there with me every step of the way.
When I got engaged, I had no idea where to start. With my business, my family, planning a wedding and everything else that needed my most focused attention, I was so over whelmed. Once you stepped in to the rescue John and I wer...
Thank you so much for all your help planning our wedding. Everyone had a fantastic time thanks to the great organization and professionalism of you and your staff. From the outset, we were lucky to have you with us at every step of the way- from picking and drafting invitations, to choosing linens, and even to packing up our cars at the end of the festivities. We never imagined our ...
Sonal and her team did such a great job with our wedding. She helped us in all aspects of our planning and coordinating process. Sonal expertly guided us through the wedding business. From venue negotiations, to caterers, and the music - it was clear to us that Sonal knew the ins and outs of the wedding scene. Sonal's organization was especially important during our chaotic Indian Wedding - from s...
Dear Sonal & SJS Staff,
I want to thank you for all your hard work to help create the wedding of my dreams. I wasn't sure if what I envisioned would be accomplished and because of your dedication to finding amazing vendors, planning intricate details and generating new ideas I was able to get not only what I hoped for but so much more. I was nervous as I had a very tough crowd to please with ...
Sonal Shah from SJS Events is great. She tried, right from the very beginning, to get us what we wanted, and by the end, managed very well. She always emailed and called us back whenever we had questions. She is patient, understanding and very accommodating. The weekend of the wedding, she gave me an assistant by the name of Monica, who was amazing. (And I have to say, extremely sweet) She was by ...
Working with you and you team was an excellent experience, a true pleasure- one that I will never forget. This was my first Indian Wedding and you were always there to guide me and teach me about important ceremonial pieces, rituals and customs that I had to know about. With your help, I had my first Satyanarayan Puja, Navagrahi Puja, Baraat, and Ceremony- WOW!!! You was so organize...
Thank you so much! SJS Events was a pleasure to work with. Your team truly made my dreams come true. I really couldn't have asked for anything more. The staff was phenomenal to work with. A special thanks to Sonal, Shital, Judy and especially Jessica who had to deal with me during the days of my events and my bridezilla self. Everyone was accomodating, got everything done very quick...
Drs. Ramanujan and Revathi Iyengar (Parents of the Groom)
Sonal Shah was contracted by us Dr. Ramanuja and Mrs. Revathi Iyengar for our son's wedding reception in Miami Beach Florida on Jan 16th 2009.Sonal and her team had worked on our son's wedding in Houston Texas.
Sonal, helped us in recommending and locating a venue and negotiating the price with the hotel. She also gave us the contacts for some of the vendors we used at the reception, like the D...
We first hired Sonal and her experts in 2007 for my older sister's still talked about destination wedding. As soon as Shyam and I were engaged, we saved the date with Sonal for our big weekend! I think Sonal J Shah Event Consultants did an absolutely wonderful job the weekend of our wedding. Her team was able to accomodate to our large, stubborn family's every demand, and they helped us mold toget...
When I got engaged, Dino and I began talking about hosting a cruise wedding. My thoughts immediately turned to you as my prior experience working with Sonal J Shah events told me that nobody could help us pull this off but you! You and your team made it possible for us to have the most unbelievable wedding we could have ever imagined. Four months later, we still have guests sharing th...
Sonal you were a pleasure to work with for the past 5 years! I'm kidding we only just spent about 2 years planning our wedding J, but it did feel like it was 5 years didn't it? You were insightful and gave us the guidance when we needed it. Moreover, thank you for being available around the clock! I still remember deliberating with you and Harjit about aspects of the event for hours and hours. Rem...
You and your team did a great job in coordinating our daughter's wedding. Your approach was very professional and your team is amazing and very friendly. Thanks for all the help and support to us throughout from the starting. Thanks once again for the help and support to us, very much appreciated.
Father of the Bride April 18, 2010
The Palace at Somerset Pa...
Dear Sonal and team,
As I sit here to and try to find the right words to express my gratitude to you and your staff, I realize that there are no words to tell you how truly thankful I am to you guys for all your help with planning our big fat guju wedding! You were there to help and guide us for the past year so that I could have the wedding of my dreams! you helped with everything from picking...
My fiance and I had planned most of our event by ourselves - down to the tiniest detail. We hired SJS Events for day-of coordination. Frankly speaking, I was nervous and pretty skeptical that someone else could execute the plan we had worked so hard to put together. My worries couldn't have been more misplaced. The minute Sonal and her staff took over, the wedding turned into a dream. Sonal, Judy ...
We just got to Riviera Maya and didn't want to delay thanking you and your team for the great work! Judy, Jay, Jessica, Beth...all did an amazing job. They made our families really happy and comfortable. Everything ran smoothly and I was happily stress free due to their help this weekend. I wish you could have been there to enjoy with us. Please forward my appreciation to them. Hope to ...
On the plane about to leave for Corsica. Thanks so much for your help with the wedding! Your team was great and it couldn't have happened without you. Thanks so much!
Kavi Ahuja and David Moltz
June 5, 2010
Locusts on Hudson
I never got to speak with you after the wedding but I wanted to thank you for helping to make it such a wonderful experience. You, Emily, and the others were so helpful and everything seemed to run very smoothly. I know it must be a difficult job to organize a weekend like that but you all seemed to do it effortlessly. One of you seemed to pop up just when we needed something. My daughte...
Working with SJS Events was a very enjoyable experience. Sonal, Judy, & Beth really went above and beyond any of our expectations. They were very helpful from the beginning. During the wedding planning process, Sonal opened our eyes to all the details that go into a wedding. She made sure everything was planned to the minute and nothing, not even the littlest detail was left out.
From One of our guests to the bride Mansi Shah:
Hope you have recovered from the wedding madness and are well rested. I had an amazing time at the wedding and am so happy that I could be a part of it! You looked stunning in your outfits!!!! And I absolutely loved your reception dress, didn't see anything like it while I was in India, it was truly a one of a kind outfit! Have to a...
Mr. and Mrs. Suresh and Rashmi Shah (Parents of the Bride)
Dear SJS Team,
Sonal, Beth, Jennifer and Judy, you have helped a lot! Thank you very much for your support and help.
Rashmi & Suresh Shah
Parents of the Bride
Mansi Shah & Shamie Das Wedding
July 4, 2010
Sheraton Tysons Corner, VA
We are very pleased with Sonal Shah and her team for planning, coordinating with various vendors and executing the wedding plans within budgeted cost. Overall the team did a super job. Everything was executed very well. Thank you very much for all your support.
Mr. and Mrs. Magoon
Parents of the Bride
July 17, 2010
Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
Tysons Corner, VA
Dear Sonal and team,
Thank you so much for all your help for the wedding. All of our guests were incredibly impressed with how everything turned out and how organized everything was. And it was all due to you and your amazing team who kept the whole event flowing. The best part was seeing our parents have fun and actually enjoy the wedding rather than being stressed out about managing the vendors...
Mr. and Mrs. Love and Milan Mahtani (Parents of the Bride)
Dear Sonal and team,
My family and I would like to thank you, your husband Jay and your wonderful staff for helping us make this a dream wedding for Aarti & Vishal.
Thank you for your professionalism, and I know you will be contacted by a lot of Sindhi families after this wedding.
Milan Mahtani & Love Mahtani
Parents of the Bride
Aug 1, 2010
Cipriani 42nd Street & Waldrof Ast...
Dear Sonal & SJS Events Staff,
I would like to personally thank you and your amazing staff for helping me and my family plan the wedding of my dreams! You and your staff were there right from the beginning and were integral in helping me make the thousands of decisions every bride must make at each stage of the planning process. The day of the wedding went so smoothly and I remained stress ...
This note is long overdue but better late than never. I just wanted to thank you and your team for such a fantastic job on our wedding. My goal was to be able to have a wedding where my family, Nandu's family, and the both of us could relax and enjoy ourselves during the three-day event-and you guys made that happen flawlessly! I received tons of compliments on how well organized ever...
We want to thank you and your staff for the amazing coordination and planning for the wedding of our daughter Aarti with Nandu.
We could not have done this without you and your team in such a short period.
All the guests and ourselves had a relaxed and great time. The guests staying at the Ritz were all praise for your hospitality services.
With Warm Wishes
Veena and Ashok...
Initially our friends and family were quite skeptical of us using a wedding coordinator. However, it was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. Considering that the wedding was funded by us, Sonal J. Shah and staff helped us to maintain our budget without sacrificing our wedding vision. She really helped to tailor our budget to fit our own specific needs and wishes. Even no...
Sonal Shah Consultants made our wedding a fairytale to remember. We started working with Sonal around 8 months before the wedding. I had interviewed with quite a few wedding planners, but something about Sonals confidence and efficiency stood out to me. Along with those fantastic characteristics her knowledge of every venue and every vendor became a priceless commodity in putting together an India...
Thank you for all of your efforts and helping to make this weekend a special and smooth flowing one for Mrinal and I. We love you all and wish you the best!
Pooja Gupta & Mrinal Garg
Bride & Groom
March 26, 2011
Marriott Harbor Beach
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Hello Sonal ,
We were enchanted with your meticulous arrangements and organization. If we did not get a chance to express our thanks and appreciation please accept millions of thanks for your all encompassing efforts , and convey the same to your SJS staff as well. If you need anything let us know.
With warm appreciation and regards,
Brij and Neerja Garg
Parents of the Groom
March 26, 201...
Because of Sonal Shah and her team our daughters' wedding went smoothly! Their professionalism is unparalleled. If I had to do another wedding it would be a call to Sonal Shah first to check her availability. We are sincerely thankful that we are blessed with people like her who make sure that it is her personal event. Her work shows the pride and joy she feels in what she does.
We were extremely happy with SJS. You guys were amazing. Very professional, helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy. Thank you for everything. I know how hard you guys had to work that day to make the beach ceremony happen. We will forever be thankful to you guys. We have incredible memories because of your hard work.
Nina Modi & Vinay Vaswani
Bride & Groom
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you and your staff for your generosity and hard work of all those involved in helping make all events of Mansi-Jeremy's wedding on 14th May 2011 very special and unique.
It is already 14 days passed after Mansi-Jeremy's wedding. Still we are getting a lot of phone calls, e-mails and personal talks giving us the...
Just wanted to say thanks! The most important thing to us was that guests have a great time and feel comfortable and you helped make that happen. Thanks for the planning phase and the execution. We are very grateful. Thanks especially to Ruth! For everything you did, including finding my "diamond" You are the best!
Yewande Giwa & Olaniyi Fajana
Bride & Groom
May 7, 2011
We want to thank Sonal and her staff for a wonderful wedding weekend. We had a destination wedding in the Turks and Caicos. It is a small island with a small population and an even smaller population of Indian vendors. Sonal was able to find us amazing vendors. My husband and I felt like we were on a holiday rather than our wedding weekend . We were completely stress free and everything was planne...
Sonal, we cannot thank you and your team enough for giving us a wedding that exceeded our wildest dreams. Planning a mixed wedding with one set of parents in NJ, another set in Iowa, and the couple in RI can be pretty crazy at times, but you made it about as stress free as possible. You helped us choose vendors who matched our personalities and in whom we could have full trust that our day would r...