*Colette was great during the whole process. We teamed up with her from the beginning and she had a wealth of information regarding vendors and receptions halls, plus planning tips and tricks, and she was honest, I would ask about certain places or have ideas and she would (gently) explain if it would work or not, ie: within our budget, hold all the people we wanted, fit into our time frame). She has plenty of people she's worked with before and was a nice gauge to see if they would be a good fit for our personalities, so we didn't waste a lot of time talking to vendors that weren't right. Then the day of.....priceless. I didn't worry about a thing. She talked to all the vendors beforehand, sent them her information and contact number, had them all in order for us. My (now) husband and I weren't bothered with any of the details. No one called us, no one asked us questions, we just sat back an relaxed and tried to take it all in, failed to take it all in, it's a whirlwind, but much easier with Colette there. She also had a lovely assistant (sorry, I forgot her name), to help with everything as well, which was a nice added bonus. They unpacked everything at the venue, and cleaned it all up for us after, delivered it to our room, while we were still celebrating at the after party, awesome! All in all, totally worth it! She went above and beyond. - Christine H
*We recently used Pastore Events for our wedding planner this past weekend. We couldn't have been more pleased with the work that Colette and her assistant Tish did for us. Our wedding was at Deerfield in Newark, DE. Colette worked with their in house planning team to make sure everything was perfect for us that day. The entire event went off without a hitch, and we received many compliments on how smooth everything ran. I have no doubt that this was due to Colette and her team. Her recommendations for vendors also was spot on. We could not be happier with how everything turned out that day. Thank you so much Colette!!!! - Tony D
* Colette, Thank you!! We had such a great time last night and know that it would not have been possible without all of your hard work. The wedding was truly the night of our lives. We had a blast, and have heard nothing but amazing praise from all our guests. - Sarina & Josh
*Colette helped us plan from 1300 miles away, and our wedding was flawless. We couldn't thank her enough for her recommendations, skillful coordination, and for being a complete joy to work with. We enthusiastically recommend Pastore Events. - Jenn S
*Colette - My husband and I want to thank you for working with us and making our special day beautiful!!!! Eveything was perfect and ran smooth. GIRL YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!! We couldn't have been more pleased.Again please know that we were thrilled with how you made everything go perfectly. Thank you soooooo much - Steph B
*Dear Colette, I really appreciate all your help with our wedding. You've been right there, helping out wherever and whenever needed for these past few months. From offering suggestions for layout and vendors to the décor details day-of and making sure we are on time throughout our evening – you have been nothing short of fantastic. Everything came together perfectly, and we couldn’t be more pleased in our choice of having you as our day-of coordinator. We are very appreciative of your assistance and offer the highest recommendation to anyone else interested in booking your services. Sincerely, Meghan & Ryan Bloome
*Hiring Colette and her team was the best decision I made for our wedding, second to marrying my husband. From the first meeting she understood not only what we wanted, but what we needed. She helped us organize and simplify what felt like an insurmountably crazy day. She helped us stay in budget and kept me calm. And probably most importantly, she fielded questions and calls from my mother when I just couldn't take it anymore! The day of the wedding, she was a dream. I don't like to give up control easily, but she had everything running like a well oiled machine. The little blips that inevitably come up were dealt with instantly and we all had a wonderful time. Every single personal item used for the wedding or reception was safely returned to us, a detail my mother still calls me to marvel about. "Colette didn't miss a thing!" My mother is absolutely right. I'm so glad we had Colette on our day. - Ashley C
*Colette and her team were awesome! I contracted Colette for day-of-coordination and like brides before me have indicated, it was one of the best decisions I could have made. She was affordable, kind, helpful and professional… Of course, a few issues arose on my wedding day but she and her team took care of it. They only involved me when needed. My day was great… Colette even shared ideas and information for other vendors. I was looking to cut back on costs and wanted to purchase some of my flowers at a discounted rate. As a result, I couldn’t use a normal florist and needed someone to put together my bridesmaid’s bouquets. I used Colette’s recommendation and they turned out great. I was very pleased with them… Overall, I would definitely recommend Collette and her team. - Kenisha D
*Dear Colette, What would we have done without you? There's no doubt in my mind that Ashley's wedding day was perfect because of you. Thank you for all the things big and small that you did to make the day go so smoothly. You truly are the best! - Beth K
*I hired Colette as a "day of" consultant for my wedding in Philadelphia and would recommend her and her team to anyone looking to take a little stress and work off their plates on the big day. While hired for "day-of" services, Colette and her team were involved nearly two months out, attending walk troughs, vendor meetings, timeline coordination and regular phone and email communications. Having our wedding at a "raw space" meant that there would be a lot of hands in the pot as we had to bring everything in and Colette and her team worked tirelessly all day to keep the vendors on track, the services and "vision" of the day in order, and the guests and bridal party relaxed and on schedule. Colette is organized, professional and an all around nice and friendly person. - Adrienne O
*Colette of Pastore Events, LLC was a pleasure to work with. She was my Day of Coordinator but went above and beyond than just the day of. Colette was incredibly responsive to e-mails and phone calls not only with me but all my vendors as well. She is calm, organized (I constantly referred to her timeline), responsible, and was a positive individual to work with on the Big Day. She has great ideas buy listens to your wishes, questions and concerns. What are you waiting for.... call her! - Tricia B
*Colette and her team were VERY helpful on my big day! Every time I emailed or called Colette leading up to the day, she was extremely responsive and helpful. I originally did not think I needed a wedding coordinator day of but her and her team made it SO nice to just sit back and be able to enjoy the day. I did not have to deal with anything behind the scenes. I also had a ton of DIY that they made sure to set up and bring for me so that I did not have to worry about that either. I highly recommend getting a day of coordinator so that you can relax and enjoy your day and Colette and her team are a GREAT one to choose! - Caitlin B
*Colette was an amazing help that made our wedding day go so smoothly. Throughout the process she was great at organizing our timeline, all our contracts, and vendors. The day of, she made sure everyone was where they should be, when they should be. I would recommend her and her team to anyone looking for someone who needs help planning their wedding. And if you don't think you need help, trust me, you will :). - Raj D.
*I can’t tell you how many moments I said “Thank God for Colette!” Colette and I are old friends from high school, so I was fully aware of her impeccable taste and amazing organization skills, but it wasn’t until after I worked with Colette in a professional relationship as her client that it was revealed just how professional and incredibly talented she is as a wedding planner. Working full time, raising a two year old AND planning a wedding - I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown, but Colette assuaged my fears with her extensive knowledge of the wedding industry, amazing list of references and pair that with her incredible taste - I was able to relax and enjoy the planning process. I even had people tell me I was the calmest bride they’ve ever met. There are just so many facets to a wedding that I could never have dreamed of, and every time I ran into a road block, I’d call upon Colette and she’d walk in with her Coach purse and binder and with a snap of her manicured fingers, she’d magically fill in the gaps and meld all the facets together to make it a perfectly run, well-oiled machine. She makes it all look effortless and that’s the work of a true professional. With Colette’s growing and expansive knowledge of the wedding industry, amazing references, terrific organization skills, friendly and humorous disposition and her impeccable taste, she will give you a wedding of legendary status. My wedding day was perfect and it was the stuff romantic movies are made of. I overheard my husband’s godmother saying “All my other nieces and nephews are going to have a hard time trying to top this wedding!” - Kate F
*I was "the father of the bride" - and this was the first wedding in which I had any real role since my wife and I got married 32 years ago. I had no idea of everything that goes into making a successful wedding. The complexity was just off the charts. It seems like there was a thousand moving parts. Collette was able to orchestrate everything flawlessly. The music, the flowers, the caterers, the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, a team of photographers and videographers and especially the wedding party, including a two year old flower girl plus ten groomsmen and bridesmaids were all perfectly coordinated, thanks to her. My daughter and my wife, plus, of course, all the guests, were able to simply enjoy the day. If you are uncertain about whether a wedding planner and coordinator is really necessary, take it from me - you want one. And I don't know if you could ever find a better one than Collette. If I could give more than five stars, I certainly would do so. - Steve M
*I hadn't planned on having a planner for my wedding. I wanted to do everything myself and am admittedly, a bit of a control freak- but a few months before my wedding- it became obvious I couldn't do it all myself-and didn't like the idea of asking friends and family to take time out of enjoying the day I had planned to help. The stress was mounting when I found Colette Pastore. Colette and her team were professional, organized, friendly and put me at ease the last few months before my wedding. I don't know what I would have done with out her (really.. I don't!) From our first meeting till the moment she left our Wedding, I knew I was in good hands. She was always willing to share advice and she even put together a wedding timeline for us so all of our vendors and family members could be on the same page. If you're thinking about hiring Colette- don't hesitate- she's the best! - Jessica M
*Colette is wonderfully talented at what she does! She was organized, responsible, calming and a positive addition to my special day. She has great ideas and is willing to work with you in any and every capacity to make your day extra special. Thank you, Colette! - Katie S
*Thanks for your help in making this day turn out as special as it did. We had had nothing but amazing compliments on the day and as awful as the hurricane could have been I actually think it added to the energy of the night and helped make the day even more unforgettable. - Stacy B
*Thanks to Colette, my wedding day was truly perfect. Throughout the process, I counted on Colette to keep me calm and focused. She helped out along the way by referring me to fantastic vendors and she always had answers to my questions. In the lead-up to the big day, she coordinated with all the vendors and kept everybody on the same page.... something that would have been very challenging for me to do on my own. On my wedding day, we were all able to relax and enjoy every moment, knowing Colette was going to handle all the details. For both me and my husband, our wedding day was the best day of our lives, and Colette's hard work is what made that possible. I am so glad I found someone that helped us turn our vision of our ideal wedding into a reality.Thank you Colette!!!! Love, Elisabeth Yucis May 7, 2011
*Colette was a life saver during the days leading up to my wedding. I was able to enjoy relaxing with my family and fiance and not think about wedding tasks thanks to Colette. She made a time line for the day of the wedding and contacted all the vendors to confirm arrival times, etc. At my reception she made sure everything went smoothly and took care of a lot of the extra stuff so I could enjoy my wedding day! She made sure my guests with special dietary needs received their correct meals. She made sure that things like the gifts, flowers, and the cake top were put in the correct cars at the end of the reception. Also, before the ceremony she (luckily!) had tweezers, scissors, tissues, lip gloss, make-up powder . . . you name it, we asked for it and Colette had it! - Michelle M.
*As mother-of-the-bride and someone who wants things to go as planned and be perfect, I cannot say enough about Pastore Events, and how much Colette made that day absolutely PERFECT and worry-free for eveyone involved. She kept it all together, made us all laugh and feel good and stress-free. She did just about everything for us to make it a very special day. I can't say enough about her organizational skills and "people" skills....she was just so special for us that day. THANKS COLETTE - Linda E.
*Colette and I have known each other since college. Since we met I’ve regarded her as an extremely bubbly, outgoing girl with exceptional organization skills.As I became engaged and began planning, Colette was beginning her classes at Temple for Wedding Planning. I knew that down the line, I wanted her to assist me with my wedding, not only as a friend, but as someone in the industry. She helped me plan out the general “theme’ of my wedding with a helpful styling board and we hired her on as our Day Of Coordinator. From 7:30am to the end of the wedding, Colette was by my side. We ran into a few problems where we forgot my husband’s ring and the marriage license at the hotel,and she hustled down a few blocks, on a sweltering day in Philadelphia without any complaint and saved the day! She was a huge help to me the 13 months I was engaged and on the day of my wedding. I’ve recommended her to countless newly engaged ladies and know she will grow to be a huge success. Pastore Events,LLC is the best!– Lesley W.