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Knot Too Shabby Events

Wilmington, North Carolina, New Hanover and Beyond

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Knot Too Shabby Events

Wilmington, North Carolina, New Hanover and Beyond

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Rebecca

12 June 2019

Words simply cannot describe how perfect Melissa and her team are! We hired Melissa for full service planning in August 2017 for our wedding in June 2019 at Wrightsville Manor, and I genuinely don’t think we could have had our dream wedding without her. Melissa made an effort to get to know both my husband and I throughout the process and helped us determine what our priorities were for our big day. From that, she made vendor recommendations based on those priorities, along with the ideas and designs that we collectively came up with. When issues arose during the planning process, she handled them with the utmost level of professionalism. On the day of our wedding, she literally handled everything (decorating, coordinating vendor arrival and set up, etc.) so we, along with our families and bridal party, could just focus on experiencing the excitement of our wedding day. It’s been 2 weeks since our wedding and we’re STILL getting messages and phone calls from guests about how beautiful our wedding was and how amazing Melissa’s team (& her recommended vendors) were. If you’re on the fence about hiring a planner, do it. But don’t just hire any planner, hire Knot Too Shabby Events!! More...

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Taylor

4 June 2019

We used the full planning service of KTSE, and I cannot explain how much we love Melissa, Katelyn, and the entire team. As an out-of-town bride, Melissa was so helpful with scheduling and attending my vendor meetings, helping me tweak my design ideas, and keeping me on track with my own to-do list. Melissa is also a genuinely sweet person, she really works to build relationships with her brides to understand what the "perfect day" looks like to them. On our wedding day, our families were able to relax and truly enjoy it because we knew Melissa and her team had everything covered. KTSE was there early to handle directing vendors, and venue set up. They ensured all the major and minor details were completed and that Michael and I stayed on schedule. Her team was always checking on us to make sure we didn't need anything, and kept smiling and sweeping when our guests broke a countless number of wine glasses. She and her team were the best investment we made in our day, the peace of mind they brought was priceless. I can honestly say because of the them, we had the very best wedding day. More...

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Celina

28 May 2019

WOW. I cannot say enough good things about Melissa and her team. She was always responsive and was able to answer every question I had. If you are on the fence about getting a wedding planner don't be, go ahead and book Melissa! She made my wedding so stress free, I did not have to lift one finger on my big day and her whole team was there at every moment to help with anything and everything. Melissa is forever Wilmington's best wedding planner, I will always recommend her!!!!!! More...

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Ashton

15 June 2018

I don’t know what we would have done without Melissa and her team! We had so many guests comment afterwards on how smoothly the day went. She was always available to answer questions and really kept our budget in mind. Melissa helped select our wonderful vendors and worked with all of them to make our vision come to life. She kept everything organized which gave us peace of mind. 100/10 stars! More...

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Lauryn

14 March 2018

Let me first start out by saying I had NO idea what I was doing with this whole wedding planning thing --where do I start? What do I do first? Ugh, just the thought still makes me want to cry. I was married in Wilmington, NC on 12/30 after a May engagement. I knew I had a lot on my hands as I was solo planning a massive wedding of 180 people from D.C. on a weekend nestled between XMAS & NYE.
I met Melissa (owner of Knot too shabby) at a coffee shop and we immediately connected. The only thing I am sure of - is you do NOT go with Melissa and her team-you will cry tears of sadness on your wedding day & everything will fall apart-it is a fact- mainly because there is ZERO chance I could of done it without her or her team because NO OTHER wedding planner could be this good. To be clear, Melissa and her team are no less than phenomenal at their jobs.
I wouldn't say I am the most organized person but Melissa laid everything out for me, kept me on point & kept me from going off the rails. She was just incredible & handled everything. She was there for me ANYTIME I would email her, text her, call her - she would always get back to me ASAP. She was affordable & honestly, she and her team with worth every penny. Heck, I even had a few issues AFTER I got back from my honeymoon & she was still emailing, texting, calling me and my vendors on my behalf---now if that isn’t a remarkable wedding planner, I don’t know who is?!
Broken glass on the dance floor? Not to fret! Her team were like little beer fairies anticipating that very thing & were immediately out there with broom & a dust pan cleaning it up as if something out of a Disney movie. She was insanely knowledgeable about EVERY vendor I needed (like when I needed projection screens to play music videos at my reception-no problem, she knows a guy). Hire her and your wedding will be smooth sailing --if you don’t hire her, prepare yourself for things to go completely wrong-that's a fact. She's a wedding planning angel.
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ALANA

26 January 2018

From beginning to end- absolutely a top-notch experience working with Melissa from Knot Too Shabby Events. She is the BEST in her business. I honestly could not imagine going thru this process without her! I was having to plan a wedding from across the country, at a venue I had never even seen until a few months before our big day. I had a great experience with every single vendor she put in front of me. Her keen eye for detail, focus, extreme organization and responsiveness (she would always text/call/email back RIGHT away) always impressed me!! If you are looking for a wedding or event planner, I can tell you that you are doing yourself a disservice by NOT hiring her. Our wedding (and everything leading up to it) was absolute perfection! :)
Thank you Melissa for everything!
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Dianne

15 January 2018

Made things so much easier!!! A great help in every way!!

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Kaitlin

31 July 2017

The staff at Knot Too Shabby is amazing. They work so hard and are determined to make your special day better than you could have ever imagined. They listen to everything that is important to you and do everything in their power to make it happen. We would have been lost without Melissa and her girls! Highly recommend More...

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Kat

25 July 2017

My husband and I would have been completely lost without Melissa and Raelin. They were absolutely incredible! They ensured that our wedding went off without a hitch and that everything about the day was all we could have hoped for and more. From the start, they were incredibly helpful, accommodating, patient, kind, understanding and genuinely down-to-earth and it was clear that they always had our best interests in mind throughout the planning process. Their attention to detail and professionalism did not go unnoticed by our guests who had nothing but wonderful things to say about Raelin and the rest of the team who acted as our day of coordinators. I would HIGHLY recommend Melissa and her team because our big day was absolutely perfect thanks to her, Raelin and the day-of dream squad! More...

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maria

25 July 2017

Melissa and her assistant were excellent !!! Definitely recommend. Super prompt, professional, and friendly.

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Corrie

14 June 2017

Melissa and her team were amazing for our month of planning service! Her attention to detail is remarkable and she will make your wedding day/evening flawless! All of her pre-wedding documents keep me organized and after meeting with her a month out, I knew I made one of the best decisions to hire her! She was able to execute my vision and our wedding was beautiful! I was not stressed at all the day of our wedding, as I knew Melissa would handle any hurdles. The venue looked beautiful, her and her team quickly accommodated any of our needs/requests, they coordinated off the other vendors, and the night was perfect! I would totally recommend Knot Too Shabby Events to any of my friends! More...

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Ashley

4 June 2017

We had the pleasure of working with Raelin at Knot Too Shabby Events! She was amazing in helping use through the last month of planning leading up to our wedding, from driving down to Ocean Isle to meet the venue event planner, to reminding of my homework items, and assembling/decorating a cheese wheel wedding cake. The greatest complement I can give her and her team is that the next day my husband and I realized we had zero idea if anything went wrong or as not as planned! We would hands down recommend her, absolutely made for stress free and enjoyable wedding day!! More...

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LINDA

22 May 2017

MELLISSA BURTON WAS WONDERFUL, SHE HANDLED EVERYTHING FOR THE WEDDING AND GAVE US EVERYTHING WE ASK FOR. THE WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL. SHE MADE THIS DAY SO SPECIAL...

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Andrea

17 May 2017

I can't say enough about Melissa and KTSE. I loved working with Melissa and her team. She listened to exactly what we wanted and also gave great suggestions. She handled all the last minute details with ease. She was great in keeping the stress of the day totally off of us. Our other vendors remarked about how they liked working with her. I would recommend her to anyone!! More...

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Mary

14 May 2017

Raelin and Melissa are wonderful to work with! We had a pretty big wedding (over 200 people) and Raelin made sure everything was absolutely perfect on our big day. From the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way through the big day (and even after) Raelin was always available to answer questions. I highly recommend Raelin, Melissa, and the Knot Too Shabby team!! More...

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Ashley

15 April 2017

This team was AMAZING to work with! The best money we could spend! We opted for the month of service and they handled everything so well. They saw my vision and totally nailed it! Couldn't ask for a better team to help me create my perfect wedding day. More...

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Sarah

14 April 2017

Melissa is AMAZING! She was absolutely crucial to the planning/execution of our day. We were planning a wedding in south eastern NC from our current home in Michigan, which poses it’s own set of unique problems. For this reason we did the full-service package that Knot Too Shabby offers, so Melissa was with us every step of the way! She helped us decide on a theme/vision, and then assisted us in finding and hiring vendors to make that vision a reality. And the day turned out absolutely perfect; even better than we ever could have hoped for. Not only did she help with the planning, but she was a constant contact for the vendors, and her (and her team’s) coordination of vendors and work on the day of was PRICELESS. We truly cannot imagine what our day would have been like without her. Because of her and her team’s work, we were able to be simply present and embraced by the love shared by each other and our loved ones on our wedding day. We are so thrilled to have picked Melissa and her team as our partners for this process and would highly recommend them to ANYONE looking for local planners. With Knot Too Shabby Events working with you, you can have complete confidence that every detail will be attended to and your vision will be realized (and probably then some). Thanks again Melissa and everyone from the Knot Too Shabby team! More...

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Martha

18 February 2017

Make sure that communication between bride, mom, and planners is consistent.

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Amanda

16 November 2016

The Knot Too Shabby crew knocked it out of the park with our morning beach wedding. Working with Melissa and her team with the month of services was one of the best decisions we made...runner up to Brian and I marrying each other! :) The ability to turn a wet rainy morning into a beautiful sunny reception was not something I though could happen. However, the professionalism and communication that Melissa and her team had on our morning was outstanding and the key aspect of making our transitions due to weather happen. She was able to get family and guests to quickly and happily help with quick decisions without everything looking like a cluster. Her positive demeanor and determination radiated putting everyone else at ease during quick transitions due to weather. Without a doubt, without Knot Too Shabby, our dream of a casual no stress wedding morning would not have happened. We will forever be grateful for their services and feeling like family throughout the whole process. We were blessed to have connected with Melissa and look forward to seeing the team at other friend's events in the future! More...

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Erin

13 November 2016

We cannot express how thankful we were to have our wedding in the hands of Melissa and her team. From the very beginning Melissa was more like a friend who held my hand throughout the entire process and that last month she answered every single email and phone call IMMEDIATELY and offered relief, sound advice and calmed us. I know she works with so many couples, but she managed to make us feel like we were the only ones and top priority. She was not only extremely knowledgeable about the city of Wilmington but knows all of the vendors there. She worked with us diligently on who would best fit our needs and with her guidance we saved SO much time and money, which allowed us to shift our focus on other matters, like everyday life that still goes on while planning a wedding. After we chose what vendors we wanted to work with, she kept track of all that for us, we still don't know what magic she has to manage that, but she does it without breaking a sweat. I had a vision of how I wanted our wedding day to be and she brought that vision to life. She was there to make sure each item was delivered, she dealt with any little hiccups that came up, made sure every detail was thoughtfully placed and that our wedding was simply beautiful. Our guests are still telling us how gorgeous everything was, how seamless the day went and how everything just flowed naturally. We also got a million compliments on Melissa from our guests. Everyone loved her and noticed all of the hard work and time she put into making our wedding day exactly as we imagined it.

To word it more simply, KTSE's made it possible for us to let go of the wedding-related stress and enjoy our wedding day with our family and friends. We can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us.
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Lindsey

13 November 2016

The entire team was great especially with the challenges our wedding posed by having our ceremony on a boat. Everyone worked together and made everything run smoothly! I would definetly recommend this team to any bride! More...

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Lauran

1 November 2016

I couldn't have done my wedding with out these fine ladies! They are experienced, and know all the right people. My wedding went perfect and I owe it to them!

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Jennifer

22 October 2016

Melissa and her team are great! She offered "Month Of" services where she reached out to our vendors to confirm our numbers and needs with each one. When I ran into unforeseen issues, she made excellent suggestions to get us back on track. On the day of, she and her team took care of everything for us. The wedding went off without a hitch ... she even saved the cake cutting since I'd forgotten a knife and serving set. She had one in her car! I would absolutely recommend Melissa and her team to any bride! More...

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Kristen

6 October 2016

Melissa and her team made our wedding day as stress free as it could possibly be! I didn't have to worry about decorating, when vendors were arriving, if my fiancé was running on time, EVERYTHING was taken care of! I was planning a destination wedding in wilmington from New Jersey, so Melissa really helped me with which vendors to choose! Seriously, you will not regret going with knot too shabby, it was money well spent! I cannot thank Melissa and her team enough for helping make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives! More...

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Amanda

14 September 2016

Melissa and her staff at Knot Too Shabby Events are amazing! They are professional, responsive, flexible and easy to work with! Our wedding was beautiful and exceeded our expectations in every way; thanks to Knot Too Shabby Events!!! More...

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Sharron

3 August 2016

I just can't say enough about Melissa and her staff. Everything was absolutely perfect when I meet Melissa she said your wedding day will be sipping champagne and feeling beautiful without anything else to worry about. That's exactly what she delivered . Love you Melissa and Raylin (sorry if I spelled it wrong) you made me feel like a princess !! More...

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Kasey

22 July 2016

When we decided to get married on Bald Head Island, I knew that I needed to find a wedding coordinator who could help us plan our wedding, especially since we were doing everything from VA. Hiring Melissa was one of the best decisions we made! From our first phone call and through our wedding day, Melissa was organized, helpful and professional. We hired Melissa for the "month of package" but she went above and beyond what was expected of her. She was so helpful in tying together all of my ideas and understood exactly how I was looking for everything to go. Melissa helped coordinate local vendors for rentals, and kept us all on schedule. I am someone that has a passion for event planning, but I knew that on my wedding day I would want someone to take charge and make everything come together. Melissa did exactly that! The morning of the wedding, Melissa and her team took all of the decor and DIY projects, and set up our ceremony and reception venues even more beautifully than I could have imagined! The logistics of coordinating a wedding on a remote island with golf cart transportation only could be difficult, but Melissa made everything go smoothly and it was flawless! A year later, and guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed it! You always hear brides talk about how at least one thing always goes wrong at the wedding, but we woke up the morning after the wedding and couldn't think of one detail that was missed or one thing we would change. I would say that we have Melissa and the Knot Too Shabby team to thank for that! More...

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Taylor

14 June 2016

Melissa and her team literally made our wedding what it was. From the very beginning she was extremely hands on, helpful, and attentive, despite only being our "month of" coordinator. She has a way of streamlining the process of wedding planning so that it is stress free and SO much fun! She always came to meetings with a game plan and any suggestions I may have needed, and was so helpful when I got stuck on something I wasn't quite sure how to pull off. Our wedding ended up being so beautiful and organized beyond my expectations. I literally gave them a pile of stuff to decorate with and what they did with everything was so creative and beautiful! The timeline was so streamlined and natural, everyone knew exactly where to be and when in a way that didn't seem at all rushed or scattered. We ended up being able to enjoy every second of it instead of worrying about the logistics. Melissa is so passionate and talented about the work that she does and it really shows through in the final product. She made our wedding day absolutely perfect and if you are on the fence about booking even a day-of coordinator (& trust me you NEED one) she is hands down the best decision you will make! More...

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Meagan

7 June 2016

Melissa Burton and Knot Too Shabby Events(KTSE) are TOP notch to say the LEAST!! If it were not for Melissa and KTSE my wedding would NOT have been possible!!!! My husband and I got married at Airlie Gardens and the venue required we hire a day of wedding coordinator for our wedding. I did some research online for wedding/event coordinators and came upon KTSE. I was IMMEDIATELY impressed with her website and creative business name and I reached out regarding availability for services for our wedding day. NOT even 4 hours later, I had a response in my inbox from Melissa herself! We set up a sit down meeting and she had me asked me to fill out a details sheet online document about my wedding (set up, wedding style, vendors, etc) prior to our meeting which was extremely thorough.
At our sit down meeting, I was impressed-- yet again-- with her professionalism, organization, and attention to detail. She had reviewed my detail sheet and was very informed on what I was looking for in our wedding and also what we were looking for in a coordinator. Melissa explained the services included in her "month of" package which was PERFECT for us and extremely helpful because the 30 days prior to your wedding is CRAZY and every couple needs help-- whether you believe it or not! The contract logistics and payment process with them was definitely one of the easiest out of all of our 12 wedding vendors!
During the time leading up to the wedding, Melissa was ALWAYS responsive and helpful. If I needed anything she was ALWAYS there and always SUPER quick to respond! Our rehearsal and wedding day went of without a hitch! We had a TON of moving parts for our wedding and Melissa and her team made the process SEAMLESS!! Her organization and communication was ALWAYS way above par!!
If you are a bride, groom, or couple who thinks they can do it all...guess what-- you can't! Stop what you are doing right now and contact KTSE-- you will be SO glad you did!!
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Peyton

26 May 2016

Let me tell you a little about my experience with Knot Too Shabby... Hands down, Melissa and her whole team were the best decision I made for the whole wedding. They were AMAZING! I can't praise them enough. They were punctual, listened to all of my concerns and desires, took a LOT of stress off of my shoulders for the whole "month of" that they were mine, and made my wedding seamless! My wedding night went smoothly and flawlessly. Not one hiccup, not one problem, not one disaster. Nothing! And that is wonderful to be able to say because there are tons of wedding horror stories out there. I truly believe that is because Melissa and her team were there taking care of every small detail. Melissa was on top of everything! Melissa and her team took all of my planning, tears, and hard work and brought my whole vision to life the night of our wedding. She was so easy to work with, always returned my calls, and went above and beyond. I didn't even direct them to use my ceremony decor during the reception, but they came up with creative uses that looked beautiful! It's small details like that example that made me truly love and appreciate being able to work with Knot Too Shabby. If you want a professional, talented, and caring team to help plan or coordinate your event, I highly recommend Knot Too Shabby!!!!!!!!!! More...

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Tiffany

29 April 2016

Rule #1 of wedding planning: Hire a wedding planner/coordinator! Melissa was recommended to me from several people. I booked the "month of" package with her. Totally and 100% worth it! She has found her calling with event planning! She was super nice, professional and completely on top of her game! She thought of things that I never would have considered on my own. Our wedding day went off without a glitch! Highly recommend!!! More...

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21 April 2016

Melissa was an absolute godsend. I was in charge of throwing a 120 person rehearsal dinner for my brother and his wife in Wrightsville Beach. Living in New York I had no way of organizing such a big event with only a month's notice From day one, Melissa was calm, intelligent, organized, available, and no request was too great or too small. She and her extremely professional team planned an extraordinary night -- they organized everything from the flowers, linens, lighting, caterers, a terrific band, and several personal touches like framed photos from my brother's childhood. Even a last minute sudden venue change due to unusually cold weather didn't rattle her -- she and her team helped re-design the whole party layout in another building, and even found heat lamps with about six hours notice that arrived right on time. People who were familiar with the venue said they had never seen it look so beautiful. It was a night we will never forget. Most importantly, she made what could have been a stressful weekend a total joy. More...

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User6609832

18 April 2016

The wedding turned out better than I could have ever dreamed of in large part thanks to Melissa and her team. It was a magical night and I highly recommend KTSE. This team pulled off an amazing wedding and it will go down as one of the best nights of our life! More...

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Justine

3 March 2016

Melissa was amazing! She is friendly and easy to work with, and she listens to your ideas and what you want. She was very accessible so I could always count on hearing from her when I had questions or concerns. The day of the wedding and reception went so smoothly that I didn't notice any problems come up at all, which means she did her job! :) I also asked her to decorate the space with the supplies I provided. I had a general idea of what I wanted the space to look like, but asked her to just
"make it look good" and when I saw the space, it looked wonderful. So whether you know exactly how you want everything set up, or you want to trust the styling to your planner, Melissa is a great choice for both. I would easily trust her again with another event!
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Katie

1 March 2016

Melissa and her team did an awesome job at making our wedding day amazing and everything we could've ever wanted. Melissa was extremely pleasant and professional every time we met to plan and also on our big day. The Knot Too Shabby team went above and beyond for our wedding. We recommend them to everyone! More...

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Val

19 January 2016

Melissa was exactly who we needed to help keep us calm and organized for the wedding events. She knew the questions to ask, the suggestions to make, and how to help us take care of the details - I never could have done it by myself! She was there for the rehearsal and for the wedding day events. Family should deal with family during this time; Melissa dealt with everything else. Thank you Melissa! More...

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Jessie

7 November 2015

I cannot say enough about how vital Melissa was to the wonderful success of the most amazing day I have ever had! Every single detail she had covered even when I changed plans more than a few times. I have never been more relaxed than I was on the day of my wedding because I knew that my wedding planner had everything under control. We were married at the River Room in downtown Wilmington, NC and had our ceremony and reception at the same location. Although we tried to make things as simple as possible it was still a lot to do. We hired Melissa for the month of package and this covered all of our needs since I was doing a lot of the planning by myself but the last minute details I didn't even think about the month before the wedding Melissa covered them all.

On the day of the wedding my MOH and I dropped off all of our decor and lists of where things went and when I came back in to our reception area the place took my breath away, it was SO much more than I had imagined and seeing it all come together so beautifully was worth more than what I paid for the service. The location had an awesome chalkboard bar that was so cool and in our rush, my MOH and I had scribbled the bar menu down on the chalkboard quickly and it looked junky, when I returned for our wedding it looked so much better and I was so glad they fixed our scribbles. When my maids and I were lining up my junior bridesmaid that was a last minute addition to the wedding party didn't have a bouquet and without hesitation my amazing wedding planner stepped in and gathered together a cute little arrangement from some flowers that were just laying around.

Our wedding went off without a hitch and I owe it all to Melissa. She was worth SO much more than what we paid and I am beyond thankful for everything that she did for us on our wedding day. If you hire Melissa you will not regret it and your wedding is guaranteed to be more than you ever dreamed of!
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User5565885

28 October 2015

Melissa is the best! Instead of making me choose rather or not to have the ceremony inside the morning of, she waited till an hour before and moved everything inside!

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Amber

27 October 2015

Melissa and the Knot Too Shabby girls are awesome!! Worth every penny, Melissa knows her stuff! They helped make my wedding day stress free, and down right perfect by handling the month of details, and coordination and set up on the day of. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her crew....just use Knot Too Sabby, you won't regret it! I would give her 100 stars if this thing would let me! More...

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Mariah

26 October 2015

Melissa was amazing and super helpful. She covered EVERYTHING that could possibly need attention from day 1!

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Tiffany

26 October 2015

Let me just say that Melissa was a life saver! She made me feel at ease from the moment I met with her! She has a calming nature about her that just made me feel comfortable and I had ZERO worries the day of my wedding! She is a true professional at what she does and I would recommend her to EVERYONE! More...

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Ashley

20 October 2015

Melissa with Knot Too Shabby Events did an amazing job helping and executing the perfect wedding day for us. She was there from beginning to end. She was very accommodating and easy to work with. She was available whenever I need something. The day of would not have been as perfect without Melissa and her team there. The entire night was seamless and we were able to enjoy our wedding. Her and her team set up the venue beautifully and perfect. I would recommend Knot Too Shabby for any event you want to be perfect and want to be able to enjoy your event without worry! More...

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Neil

15 September 2015

Melissa is a true professional who works with her clients from the initial meeting through and including the reception. There is literally no obstacle she can't overcome for her clients and she speaks in terms that are totally comprehensible to her clients. She possesses all of the key attributes of a planner: strategic planning, detail oriented, contingency plans at the ready and superior communication skills. I highly recommend Not Too Shabby Events if you are interested in planning an upcoming wedding. More...

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14 September 2015

I was on the fence about getting a wedding coordinator but I'm so glad I did! We had an 90 person wedding at a beach house on Topsail Island. I'm a very low maintenance and low stress person so I was unsure if bringing in someone would be overbearing and more stressful. We worked with Knot Too Shabby Events (month of coordination) and everything went really well. Again, I'm so glad they were there. We planned most of our wedding ourselves and KTSE helped us execute our vision with ease and no stress. Melissa is wonderful to work with. Very easy going but detail oriented, organized and capable. Her team is awesome too! Hard working and very nice. I highly recommend them! More...

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Cameron

3 September 2015

It was such a pleasure to work with Melissa for our wedding! She was very helpful with helping us plan and give us ideas. Melissa was very easy to work with and easy to get along with, she truly felt like a friend helping me out with our wedding. She did a great job of taking all the stress of planning and setup off of our minds. We will definitely use Knot Too Shabby Events in the future to help with planning our next event. More...

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Taneia

28 July 2015

A wedding planning gem... Melissa’s professionalism, expertise, and wide vision were key in the most enjoyable time of our lives. Even for our small wedding of 54 guests at the River Room on July 3, 2015, we realized that it needs just as much work, if not more, than a larger wedding.

From the beginning, she understood the big picture, listened to our needs, and offered amazing advice and alternatives. She is an expert planner who has plenty of ideas of her own, but always understands that this is your day and allows you to have your own opinion, which sets her apart as a true event planner vs just any other planner.

Our wedding was a dream from beginning to end, without a single worry from our end. We were both completely relaxed, knowing Melissa would handle everything perfectly, which she did.

Melissa, is a true gem. Her no-nonsense approach, tireless work ethic, and creativity will all come together to give you the best event or wedding you've ever dreamed- and beyond!”
We highly recommend Knot Too Shabby Events.

Thank you so Much for everything,
Sincerely,
Marc & Taneia Lamar
EST. 07.03.2015
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22 July 2015

I told Melissa from our first phone conversation that my main goal was to have fun at my wedding. I plan events during the year, so I just wanted to show up relaxed instead of working hard at my own wedding. Melissa and her team made every step of the wedding flawless and easy. We live in a different state, so Melissa's knowledge of the vendors and the town were crucial. I cannot stress enough how professional her whole team was during the day of my wedding and how professional Melissa was while we were in the planning stages. We found Melissa online since we didn't know anyone in Wilmington and decided to talk to her mainly because her prices were right on her website. Thank goodness we booked her! She was a dream to work with and kept us both calm and happy in the planning stages as well as relaxed on the day of our wedding. I literally did not stress at all because I knew Melissa was going to handle it. The vendors she pointed us towards were incredible. People are still talking about the food, and we hardly had any leftovers. I am in love with my wedding photos, and the venue looked perfect because of the vendor Melissa recommended. My husband and I are incredibly frugal, but Melissa's services from Knot Too Shabby were worth every penny! Thanks, Melissa! More...

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Cameron

2 June 2015

Melissa was great to work with! She definitely took all the stress of planning and having to deal with the vendors away from me and made it very easy to have a wonderful time at our wedding. She had great ideas and was also flexible about meeting with me and my crazy schedule. More...

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1 June 2015

Melissa was very helpful. She was easy to get in touch with and always had answers to my questions! She made my wedding day relaxing and perfect

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Laura

18 November 2014

Melissa was incredible. She is full of advise and ideas. She took the little bit I gave to her and ran with it. I walked in the morning of my bridesmaid brunch and was in complete shock over how beautiful she made the room look. After leaving to enjoy the day with my bridal party and returning for the rehearsal dinner Melissa had done it again. The room was transformed into the perfect atmosphere for us all to enjoy a beautiful relaxing evening together. All the vendors were coordinated without me having to make one phone call. I never even had to clean up a mess or pack a box up after either event. Melissa took care of everything including my bridal nerves! She is well worth the investment and in my opinion underpaid! It shows in her work and planning that she is experienced and loves what she is doing. More...

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18 November 2014

Melissa was an absolute dream to work with! I was so stressed about everything and she was always so reassuring and so quick to respond via email if I had any questions, concerns, or ideas. She truly cares about her clients and puts her heart and soul into each event that she plans. Melissa took my scattered ideas and my unorganized pile of decorations and turned them into my dream wedding. Not a single detail was forgotten and she even added a few of her own little twists just to top it all off. Melissa's services truly are priceless and you will walk away with a new friend. More...

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Mary

17 November 2014

Melissa, of Knot too Shabby, was absolutely amazing! She has defined balance. The balance between guiding and directing to listening and envisioning. End result and absolutely breath taking day! Our planning took place from four hours away, which was far more challenging logistically than I'd thought, though I think that's a great way to describe how the entire wedding planning process was to me...challenging. There were far more details than I'd ever imagined. Melissa kept me sane and grounded through out the process. She was always quick with emails when I needed opinions or had thoughts. She was a tremendous help with reviewing and finalizing our rental and libation order. She was flexible each time we planned our monthly wedding planning trips to line up vendors etc... She was able to be candid and professional with her thoughts, and she really knows her business. The other thing I noticed was she has a lot of respect through out the Wilmington vendors. Ultimately Melissa set up every detail with amazing attention and thoroughness. I tell you, I think for Melissa setting up and carrying out events is a true labor of love! I'm truly touched when I remember the feeling when I saw how beautiful the venue was on my wedding day....that day that seemed so far away! It was a dream. Melissa does her job so well that I actually miss her! Talk about meeting as strangers and becoming friends somewhere along the process! Beyond my imagination! More...

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10 November 2014

Melisa is the one who put my mind at ease the day of my wedding. She met with me several times to learn who I was, and what expectations I had for my reception. One evening when my boyfriend and I were walking down town Wilmington, we stopped at a window at the River Room, admiring in awe of the wedding that was taking place. The raw beauty of the building and location captivated me. My first thought was, "We could never afford anywhere like this!". Being the planner I am, my curiosity got the best of me. Weeks later I stopped in at the River Room, which is when I met Melissa. She took the time to discuss vendors and prices with us, and answered any questions we had. We quickly discovered that the River Room was affordable, and would come with an amazing planner. Less than a year later, we were engaged, and the next day we signed with the River Room and Melissa! Upon signing with her, she referred me vendors that were approved for the River Room. We chose our D.J., makeup artist, florist, and caterer, all upon her recommendation. I met with Melissa a few times, and we exchanged emails through out the year as we continued to plan our dream reception. I did not get to see the reception venue decorated before our entrance that evening as the new Mr. and Mrs., but looking back, I'm glad I didn't. It was such a surprise for my husband and I, and exceeded our expectations greater than anything we could have imagined. Any bride would be blessed to have Melissa and Knott Too Shabby Events coordinate their wedding. As hard as it may be ladies, give up the control and allow Melissa to do her thing! I can promise you- you won't regret it! More...

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Brittany

26 October 2014

Melissa was wonderful and did an amazing job! She is very helpful and is quick to respond to emails. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She made our day extra special!

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Laura

19 October 2014

If I could give Melissa with Knot Too Shabby Events 20 stars I would. Besides choosing to marry my groom, Melissa was the best decision I made with my wedding. She understood from the start what we wanted, what our vision was and steered us in the right direction each and every time. Not only did I know the reception was in good hands, but what Melissa produced took our breaths away. She took every ounce of worry away from us so we, along with our family, could truly enjoy the day. She made our intimate wedding of 19 feel like the grandest and most important event and for that, we are incredibly grateful. There is no one else I would've entrusted with the details of our day. She has an incredible, enthusiastic spirit and is a true PRO at what she does. Melissa is without a doubt the BEST. More...

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Paul

7 October 2014

Melissa was the planner for our reception, and every detail was exactly as we hoped. She is professional and had numerous suggestions for vendors and schedule that made our wedding day incredibly easy. Of all the vendors needed to make a wedding day happen, in retrospect the planner is probably the most critical - she was on top of every detail so we could enjoy our day. Melissa is fantastic, I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in Wilmington. More...

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Molly Anne

7 October 2014

I hired Melissa as my day of coordinator last weekend for an engagement party that was actually a surprise wedding! It was something that was planned in a matter of weeks, so you can imagine how stressful the weeks prior to the event were.

I'm having a hard time articulating how amazing Melissa is as a wedding planner. She is the perfect example of someone who has truly found her calling in life! Aside from my husband, she was the very BEST decision I made in my wedding planning. She was so responsive, and easy to communicate with. She ALWAYS knew exactly what to say to ease my worries and concerns, and she saw that my day went PERFECT and so smooth. I had several guests comment on how wonderful she was. My wedding day was so hectic at times and all I had to say was "ask Melissa..." or "Please get Melissa" and she was there. It's a wonder how that woman can be in so many places at once.

I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I have tears in my eyes trying to wrap my head about how much I appreciate her being there. THANK YOU MELISSA! For everything you did, we couldn't have done it without you.
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Sonja

13 July 2014

We hired Melissa as our day of coordinator, and it was one if the best decisions we made! Melissa was very helpful and was always there to answer any of my questions at anytime! She had amazing suggestions and paid attention to the small details. She added touches of her own, and in the end was able to take my ideas for our big day and turn them into a reality! We couldn't have asked for more and we definately reccomend Melissa for your wedding!! More...

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Trey

12 July 2014

An absolute pleasure to work with... timely, trustworthy, creative and even authoritative at the right times! A great staff, as well as very knowledgeable and insightful - and Fun! I would recommend them to anyone!

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Candice

14 June 2014

We hired Melissa for our day of coordination for our May 3, 2014 wedding & (minus the groom) she was hands down the BEST decision we made for our wedding! Going into the planning/wedding process I had ideas of what I wanted as the vision for our wedding but had no idea exactly how to carry it out & if it all would look good together. Melissa has a knack for validating your ideas and making suggestions that add to it all in a way that makes you feel comfortable & excited for your own individual wedding. I have no idea how I would have stayed sane in the last couple days before & day of our wedding if it wasn't for the complete trust I had in Melissa & her ability to carry out our vision. And, man, did she deliver. Our wedding, and all the little details, were exactly what we wanted & extra!! Melissa took all the stress out of the final hours before & day of wedding & for that I am extremely thankful! I had numerous family/friends that day of and post wedding raved about not only our beautiful wedding but our amazing, professional, and likable wedding planner, Melissa. On top of how great she was during the lead up to the wedding I must also rave about how great she was during the planning process. We got married at the River Room, in downtown Wilmington, NC, but live in Charlotte, NC. Throughout our 9 month engagement Melissa was always extremely prompt, night or day, in getting back to my emails/calls & always made me feel like our wedding was the most important one to her at that moment (although obviously it wasn't haha), which, sure puts you at ease during such a stressful & exciting time in your life. If anyone is thinking about Melissa, for any wedding planning services, my suggestion would be DO IT!! You will not regret it & it will probably be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding:) More...

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Erin

30 May 2014

Melissa provided Day of Coordination for my April 2014 wedding. I am so thankful we chose her! Pre- wedding discussions were collaborative, productive, and fun- it was like talking to your best friend while getting serious planning done at the same time! She organized our discussions in a way that absolutely nothing was missed, and every detail was captured on a shared document which I could add comments and questions to at any time. I really appreciated Melissa’s approach. She was very respectful of our vision so we could make the day exactly how we wanted, even if it wasn’t typical for a wedding, but she was always ready with excellent suggestions on anything we hadn’t thought of or couldn’t decide on (or disagreed on!). Throughout the process she was supportive and super enthusiastic and extremely organized. She is a busy woman but I always felt like I was her top priority! The day of, I didn’t have to worry about a single issue because she solutioned anything that came up (including tracking down pliers for my bustle!) My husband, my mom, and a friend all remarked after the fact “that would have been tough to pull off without Melissa!” I have to agree! Thanks so much Melissa. More...

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Laura

16 April 2014

Melissa was the day - of - coordinator for my husband Mike & I. She was available anytime I needed her via phone or email. There were a few times I felt overwhelmed, and she was always there to reassure me everything was going to work out. Our wedding day, April 5th, 2013 truly was the best day of my life! More...

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Kinsley

11 April 2014

Absolutely the best choice I made for my wedding (aside from my groom:-). Melissa was such a sweet person to work with. She covered everything I could think of, and things I hadn't thought of. Great communication and attention to every detail. Our entire wedding planning experience and day of was enjoyable and stress free-yes, I said it...STRESS FREE wedding planning! I could not think of anything I would change. Our day was more than perfect and exceeded our expectations. Our friends and family still talk about how beautiful our event was, and how it was the perfect set up, timing, food and decor. She's certainly in the right business, as her passion for her work shows in everything she does. We're already planning our 1 year anniversary with her-and our friends and family are just as excited as we are. Highly recommend for anyone in need of event planning! More...

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Matthew

9 March 2014

Melissa coordinated our wedding last year, and put simply she was a life saver. She cared about the success of our wedding so much it was obvious to me that it was more than just a job. Neither my wife nor I lived in Wilmington and that made it very difficult. Melissa made it easy. She's the best! More...

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Kaitlin

5 March 2014

Melissa was absolutely amazing throughout the process of planning my wedding! I hired her to be my day-of coordinator, which she did perfectly, but she did so much more! She helped me find vendors, gave me suggestions on how to set up the ceremony and reception, and gave me all the other essential information that I needed to ensure that my wedding day would be perfect. Melissa met with me and my then fiancé several times during the planning process. She always managed to make us feel relaxed and confident in our planning.
When it came to the big day, she was wonderful! My grandma, mother, and family friend arrived very early(earlier than planned) and Melissa was there ready to help. During the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, I did not worry about a thing! She was so on top of everything!! Many of my guest commented on how sweet and organized Melissa was!
My husband and I would definitely recommend using Melissa to help you with your special event!!
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Kelly

3 March 2014

Melissa was a complete lifesaver for my wedding! She did an incredible amount of work for a very reasonable fee. My wedding day was calm, smooth and successful because of Melissa. I came to her in the midst of a major wedding planning crisis, and she was able to help me find the resources I needed very quickly. She was able to take my crazy, scattered style and design ideas and turn them into a beautiful wedding reception. I'm so thankful that she was able to be a part of my wedding! More...