What People Are Saying...
Gaye was a real lifesaver! Since my daughter and I both lived hundreds of miles away from the wedding site, she helped by daughter coordinate everything from the flowers, food, DJ, venue schedule, etc. She was friendly and very professional.
Mother of the Bride from Ripley, Mississippi
Gaye made my day perfect!! She was my "day of" coordinator, but her services went well beyond just that one day. After meeting her just a few times before the wedding, I had full confidence that I needn't worry about a thing on my big day. She contacted all of my vendors, from the florist to the string quartet, coordinated their arrivals and made sure they were all paid. She asked me all the right questions about so many issues I had overlooked, so that on the day of, I was completely prepared. Her husband Steve comes along too and is so helpful and kind. If you are looking for someone who is calm, organized and down to earth, Gaye is it!!!!
Bride from Dothan, Alabama
Gaye Choat is a blessing as a Wedding Planner/Coordinator! My daughter and I couldn't have hoped for anything more for her wedding. Gaye is so well organized and she thinks of all the details. The day of the wedding went so smoothly and I didn't worry about anything because I knew Gaye had everything handled. She really listens to the Bride and wants to know HER vision for her wedding. She is invaluable and really knows her craft. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and we all really enjoyed that day with no worries. I can't say enough about Gaye and Graceful Beginnings. Using Gaye can save you a lot of worry and time. Thank you Graceful Beginnings for such a beautiful day!
Mother of Bride from Dothan, Alabama
Gaye was hired for week of/day of wedding coordinating services. However, she was helpful in many regards prior to and available to answer questions (in a non-confusing manner) via email. She impressed me with her knowledge and experience which gave me much peace knowing I had her help. She contacted all vendors and coordinated well with them from the moment hired. She was very professional and also kind, interactive, and personal. I shared with her my vision, ideas and preferences and she was fully capable and willing to pull things together to make it happen. We wouldn't have been able to orchestrate the ceremony as smoothly as it went with our large wedding party without her help.
Bride from Dothan, Alabama
I don't know what we would have done without Gaye! She scheduled vendor meetings for us and attended them with us, made sure we had everything done when it should be, reminded us of little things that you wouldn't normally think of, and she was the last one to leave the wedding venue after cleaning up. She made my daughter's wedding everything she wanted and more. Everyone needs a wedding planner no matter the size of your wedding and I can't recommend Gaye at Graceful Beginnings enough.
Mother of the Bride from Enterprise, Alabama
(Photo courtesy of Tami Darley Photography)