Client Love Notes
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of my wedding day…. all the flowers, amazing food, crazy dancing not to mention the perfect dress. I envisioned what the day would be like and how special it would be to me once it finally arrived. After having many wonderful opportunities in my life, I ventured off on one that would change my life forever. I met the most amazing man and began my journey to my happily ever after. Marc and I had been together for a few years before deciding to tie the knot. We knew that we wanted something small, fun, and memorable for our guests which is why we chose a destination wedding. Coming from a very traditional family, the idea of a destination wedding was nerve wrecking for me, as I knew what I wanted… but didn’t know how to make it happen! This is when we decided to reach out to Monica Caesar. Monica is such a kind, dedicated individual that makes you feel special and free from stress from that first initial meeting to the end of the wedding. She made the planning process so easy and made my wedding dreams come to life. From communicating with the vendors on my behalf, to officiating our special day… everything was better than expected and went off without a hitch. (Keeping in mind that we didn’t even meet Monica until we arrived in our destination; and planned the entire wedding across the country from one another. We live in Toronto and Monica is based in Edmonton) I know that everyone says that their wedding day was the best, but I truly feel ours was…. and that any other wedding just doesn’t compare. We had the most amazing venue right by the water, stunning décor and flowers, amazing photographers and videographers, not to mention a special surprise that had everyone up on there feet dancing the night away with us. We would 100% recommend Monica.
Larissa & Marc
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
I really don’t know if words can describe how important a role Monica played when we were planning our wedding. From the beginning she was very organized and intentional about making our day special, making it about us. You got the sense that she really cared. She asked a million questions to get a feel for what we wanted, and she single handedly turned it into reality. Our day was so magical. You can tell that she is someone who enjoys her craft, and stops at nothing to make sure her clients are beyond satisfied. From helping us change our venue last minute, to helping us plan out how to transport our 100+ guests who were staying at various spread-out locations across Jamaica, to the flowers, the dance floor, to centerpieces, to working with our personal DJ and making sure he was equipped with everything he needed. Just so many little details that we wouldn’t have considered if not for her. Our wedding was 6 months ago, and people to this day still gush about how great of a time they had and offer compliments to how beautifully everything was put together. We still can’t even believe everything came together as good as it did. All thanks to Monica, because we don’t know if the quality would have been as good had we chosen anyone else. She was always available via phone or social media when we needed her, and she is so well connected and experienced that if you’re planning hits a bump in the road, she will guide you right through and offer great alternatives. All in all, we are very satisfied with the job she did and if we ever decide to do vow renewals, Monica is on speed dial. I wouldn’t want anyone else to plan it for us. Thank you Monica.
Catherine & Steve
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Words cannot even begin to express my gratitude for Monica Caesar. We always knew that we wanted to plan a destination wedding to the Caribbean for our big day. When we first met Monica, we knew within minutes after meeting her that she would be the one to create our dream wedding in paradise. She makes you feel comfortable from the moment you meet her. She is professional, organized and so easy to work with. She made our vision a dream come true. The reception was so beautiful, and everything ran smoothly. My wedding was like a royal wedding, exactly what I wanted. It was the perfect wedding and it’s all because of Monica! We came to her with a general idea of what we wanted, and she worked her magic and brought it to life! (And best of all, within our budget!) If you think you don’t need a wedding planner to plan a destination wedding; you need to think again. And you can’t just pick anyone… you NEED Monica in your life! Monica is a top-notch planner and we are incredibly lucky to have worked with her. Monica is a design genius! She knew exactly what I had in mind, I loved her ideas and she always respected ours… she just made sure to add her fabulous touch. Thank you SO much Monica! We will refer you over, and over, and over again!
Carm & Jarod
Working with Monica made our dreams come true. I actually had a lot of friends and family ask me why I would hire a wedding planner, since my strongest skills are planning and organization. The answer is because I knew I would overwhelm myself with all the large decisions and small details. I didn’t want to have a stressful engagement and Monica was the magic that made that happen! We are so glad we spent a portion of our budget to hire Monica to plan our destination wedding It was the best financial decision we made about our entire wedding planning process. She worked well with our travel agent to help evaluate the best destinations for our wedding, and also provided an exceptional guest experience. When it came to the actual design of our wedding, she provided a very large presentation with all different options and ideas, and we were able to go through and identify what elements we wanted to incorporate with her guidance and feedback. She did all the research for each of our vendors and I just said either yes or no. Her connections in Dominican Republic were priceless to us. She sourced the most gorgeous private beach club to host our celebration and we couldn’t have been happier. And the best part… I didn’t have to stress on my wedding day. Everything was taken care of all thanks to Monica. We literally just showed up, got married, then partied the night away. All of the behind the scenes elements were taken care of by Monica and we weren’t bothered with all of the little details that would have taken us away from truly enjoying our celebration. If you want to love the experience of planning your wedding day and eliminate any wedding day stress…Monica is the key. We can’t thank you enough Monica, seriously… you are the best!
Natalie & Kieran
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
From our very first meeting, to our wedding day over a year later, Monica was an absolute dream to work with. Our wedding was perfect! Having Monica’s experience and knowledge along the whole process made our planning easy. She guided us through all of the options of having our wedding on resort vs a private wedding venue, and creating a more personal and magical experience. Monica was always there to keep us on track during the whole planning process while offering helpful tips and ideas. As our wedding day approached, she was great at keeping us stress-free while she handled the details for us. By the end of the planning process with Monica, I felt so comfortable with Monica that I left all of the decor and final design choices up to her! On our wedding day, we were absolutely blown away at all of the decor and tables settings, it was magic! From our very first meeting with Monica to our big day, we know we made the right choice by hiring her as our destination wedding planner. Thank you Monica!!!
Jessica & Olivier
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
We had our destination wedding in Jamaica, and it was one of the best days of our lives. Monica helped us find a private wedding venue because we wanted to party all night long, and that we did! We were both super stressed about how to even accomplish a destination wedding without having ever been to Jamaica, where do we start? Who do we hire? How do we pull everything together? Then we met Monica and all of our stress melted away. We hired her immediately after meeting her and we got to work right away, finding the perfect resort to host all of our wedding group; and then sourcing a wedding venue nearby. The day of the wedding arrived, and I remember arriving to the private beach club and our jaws literally dropped! It was BEYOND anything I ever expected! Monica tied all of our design details together to create the most magical set up, for us it was all about the ambience and lighting; and Monica delivered! It was a little piece of paradise that was designed especially for us, and we were so so so happy with everything. Monica, you were the best investment we could have ever made in our wedding. You kept us happy through our engagement, you allowed us to enjoy our wedding day and you created the perfect wedding in our eyes. Thank you, thank you, Thank you!
Vanessa & Willy
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
When we first got engaged, we already knew the first call we were going to make… to Monica Caesar. We were fortunate enough to be a part of a wedding she planned in Mexico for a friend of ours, so we didn’t even hesitate that we needed Monica to help us plan our celebration in Jamaica. Through the entire planning process, Monica guided us and kept us on track with tasks, budget and made sure it was a fun planning process for the both of us. We knew we wanted a tropical wedding, what we didn’t know was that Monica would find us the PERFECT wedding venue for our celebration. We quickly knew that hosting a wedding on the resort was not an option for us… so Monica found us the most amazing wedding venue in Jamaica. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. Monica completely exceeded our expectations in every single way, and we couldn’t be happier with the work she did for us to create the most amazing wedding celebration in Paradise. From every vendor she recommended to the details in décor and design, it exceeded our expectations in each and every area of the wedding. The best, first decision you can make when planning your destination wedding is hiring Monica Caesar of Aisle Plan Your Day, you will not regret it! Thank you so much Monica!
Josie & Ryan
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We literally had the wedding of our dreams. It was paradise. It was perfection. It was all thanks to Monica. We planned to host a destination wedding for our closest family and friends to join us on an island where we could enjoy spending time together with everyone, not only for our celebration; but for the entire week to really enjoy our time with the people we love most. This is ultimately what led us to the decision to host a destination wedding. After meeting with Monica for the first time, it was almost love at first sight. Monica immediately made us drop our shoulders and we knew this was the professional we needed on our side to create the wedding of our dreams. And that she did! From the initial process of lining us up with a travel agent partner, to preparing save the dates, website and all of the wedding planning details that followed, we couldn’t have begun to understand the amount of work that goes into planning a destination wedding, especially in a location we had never travelled to before. Monica made the suggestion for us to consider a private wedding venue off resort, and I am SO grateful she made this suggestion. We were able to completely personalize our wedding day, and hire the vendors that suited us best, and our budget. I can’t even begin to explain the perfection of our wedding day, it was jaw dropping beautiful and people still talk about our wedding to this day. Monica, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding the most spectacular and memorable moment of our lives, to date. This is all because of you!
Paulina & Mike
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
I would like to begin by acknowledging that my husband and I are both “type A” lawyers (i.e. extremely detail oriented, sometimes over-bearing, perfectionists). Monica is a fellow perfectionist, and I had seen her many beautiful weddings on social media, so as soon as I got engaged and started the planning process, I knew I wanted her on our side. She understood our vision from the very beginning and helped us to pick a location and venue from scratch, which turned out to be perfect for our wedding celebration week. We “took over” a small boutique resort in Negril, Jamaica and had the resort to ourselves, by doing a complete resort buy out. It was a “one of a kind experience” that everyone is still talking about. Monica took all of my piece-meal ideas and visions and helped me put them together to create my dream wedding. Unfortunately, a few months before the wedding we had an illness in the family that resulted in us having to delay the wedding by a year. During this devastating and heart-breaking time, Monica took over all of the arrangements, not bothering us with any of the details. Once we were ready to start the planning process again and set a new date, Monica made it seamless and we just “picked up where we left off”. Although, I know that this meant a lot of additional work for her, due to new pricing/contracts/etc.. she never once complained and was more than happy to assist us in any way possible to make the new plans seamless. Monica travelled with us on our wedding week and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. She was a point person for us and our guests, organizing and recommending excursions and outings; and, even more importantly, she took care of all of the wedding day details. Once we landed in Jamaica, my husband and I started our vacation. Monica attended all of the meetings with our vendors, managed the payments to each of the vendors and looked after the set up and tear-down for the wedding day. She made sure the wedding plans went off without a hitch and we got to enjoy the day and concentrate on what really mattered. Monica was truly a priceless addition to our wedding celebration, and I would highly recommend her to any couple who don’t want to get bogged down in the details of the day and would rather enjoy each moment to the fullest.
Nicole & Jay
We had been together for 5 years and we always knew eventually we would tie the knot, so when it finally came down to start the wedding planning, I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed. Where do we start? Where are we going to have it? What’s going to be the theme? Needless to say, I was feeling a little bit stressed out about the whole thing. It took a little convincing, but Tyler finally got me to agree to have a destination wedding. After chatting with a few travel agents (and actually losing some money on an online destination wedding site), I was referred to Monica Caesar. By far the BEST referral I have ever received! Tyler, my mom & I all went to meet Monica and we hit it off right from the start. Monica is very personable, knowledgeable, resourceful and passionate! Right after our first initial meeting we knew she was hired. The rest is history. Through out the months leading up to the wedding Monica was so easy to work with. I told her what I wanted, and she gave me her professional advice. She was so helpful and made the whole process a lot less stressful. She made wedding planning fun, the way it should be. We had the most GORGEOUS tented wedding reception in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and I cannot thank Monica enough for turning our dreams into a reality. She mastered everything from the décor, vendors and entertainment right down to all the small details. Monica went above and beyond for us and truly made our day memorable, not only for us, but for all our guests as well. We had numerous compliments from our guests stating that “this is the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too”. Monica wasn’t just there for the wedding but for the whole aspect of our trip. She made herself available to our guests, whether it was booking excursion’s, telling us about some Jamaican history. I would highly recommend Monica to anyone planning on having a destination wedding, she is amazing & a real Travel Guru!
Danae & Tyler
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
After we got engaged, we had to decide on a local wedding or a destination wedding. Being in the wedding industry I heard pros and cons about both. I loved the idea of a wedding on the beach… but I struggled with the idea of having minimal creative control of how our wedding would appear. I heard about Monica from many different brides and decided to set a meeting to hear more about destination weddings. At our meeting Monica explained the planning process. She showed me that we could have a unique wedding even though it was away from home. After we left our first meeting with Monica, we were convinced that a destination wedding was the way to go! We signed the contract as soon as we got home; there was no way we were even going to risk trying to plan our wedding without Monica! I am a “do it yourself” kind of person and Monica respected that throughout the planning process. She helped guide me through making my own programs, seating chart, and wedding favors. Monica was extremely prompt with her responses and never once said something was impossible. I showed her pictures of flowers I wanted and within a week she had a quote for what they would cost. She kept us in the loop on all important communications with the resort and didn’t bother us with the nonsense emails and miscommunications due to language barriers. Monica made sure to mingle with our guests and kept everyone informed and entertained all week. Monica went above and beyond everyday making sure we were happy. She would even go as far as handing me a fresh drink when I looked like I needed to let loose. On the day of the wedding she was amazing! She was right there when I needed her yet always in the background never stealing the spotlight. By the time our wedding day had arrived I trusted Monica so much I wasn’t stressed about a single thing that day. We had a beautiful ceremony and a rocking party and its all thanks to Monica!
Roisin & Iain
Riviera Maya, Mexico
As Thai and I were on our way to meet Monica for our first meeting, I was nervous. I had so many questions to ask and was worried that she wouldn’t capture every detail that we should cover for the first meeting; I was also just scared she wouldn’t be the right fit. Nevertheless, right when we sat down my worries quickly vanished. I quickly realized that Monica was the perfect person to help us with the wedding we wanted. All my questions were answered plus more! I was shocked about how professional she was and how her attention to detail was impeccable. Monica also started asking questions that I hadn’t even thought of for the wedding at this moment I knew I had the perfect wedding planner at my side! As the three of us started talking about location and resorts, Monica gave all the advice that she knew and never held back on anything. We originally thought that we would go to Mexico or Jamaica; however, our hearts lead us back to the Dominican Republic where my husband proposed. Once we settled on our resort the Now Larimar, the planning commenced. Monica remained thorough and professional throughout the whole process. Her attention to detail and professionalism shined through with every key stroke and every word spoken. When we wanted more clarification, we did not need to ask as she would have already stated in her emails that she already asked them for more clarification. Throughout the whole process when I felt a bit of stress, Monica was always there to assure me and help get me back on track to stay positive. When it came to the wedding; our guest’s words were “amazing wedding so beautiful,” “One of the best weddings we have been too” and the best one “We had so much fun I can’t believe we all jumped in the pool”. Monica took what I wanted for the wedding and made it ten times better! She suggested so many other details that as we walked by with the photographer and saw the setup I was overwhelmed with amazement! We began our journey with Monica as her clients and her our wedding planner. But we are happy to say that we had gained a lifelong friend that we will always hold close to our hearts. Monica, I want to truly thank you for all your hard work, guidance and listening ear. I highly recommend Monica to anyone planning a wedding, she is truly amazing & a Perfect person for the Job!
Vanessa & Thai
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Monica to plan our dream wedding in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Monica had planned a local wedding that I had been a part of a few years prior to my engagement so I knew that she was the one to talk to about getting things started for my own wedding. After our first meeting, Kyle and I knew we had to have Monica’s assistance with our big day! Monica’s organization and attention to detail was apparent from the outset. Upon hearing our plans to get married in Jamaica, she suggested a private venue rather than a regular resort wedding, something that we would never have thought was an option. She set out locating hidden gems and provided us with a set of proposals that fit our budget and included all of the little details we had decided were a must. Throughout the entire planning process Monica worked tirelessly to answer all of our questions, locate and communicate with local vendors, and plan special details for the day itself. Her knowledge of the island and how to deal with local vendors is unreal, and made the whole planning process simple and stress free. Throughout the year and a half planning process there was not one occasion where we felt stressed or uneasy about anything wedding related. Upon arriving at the resort Monica was ready and waiting to greet our group and outline all of the week’s events. She created minute-by-minute schedules for the day-of, organized local transportation, and supplied suggestions for activities following the wedding as well. When we arrived at the venue on our wedding day it was nothing short of spectacular! Monica had made our vision a reality and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. From the private waterfall ceremony to the reception under a silk tent in the jungle, it was our fairy tale wedding and none of it would have been possible without Monica’s attention to detail and dedication to her job. She is truly passionate about what she does and it shows in every aspect of the planning process. We are so glad that we had Monica to help plan our big day and couldn’t imagine having done it any other way!