“Richha, we cannot thank you enough for all of your help last night and on the days leaduing up to it! You and your team did an amazing job and we truly mean this when we say that we were so lucky to have you and your team on board! There was a huge burden lifted off our shoulders knowing you guys were there! We received so many compliments on the organization and that had so much to do with you guys! We absolutely look forward to working with you. Thank you so much again!”
Seva Spark Gala Committee (November 9th, 2013)
“Richha, thank you very much for all the planning, coordination and execution! You and members of your team did an excellent job in helping all of us create wonderful memories of Shez and Karishma’s wedding. All of our friends have been most effusive with their compliments. It was a pleasure for my wife and I to meet with you and we would like to thank you for a most memorable wedding and reception!”
Pankaj Kalwani (Father of the Bride, August 29th & 30th, 2013)
“Kiran, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did in co-coordinating our wedding! It was love at first consultation when we first met about a year before the wedding. Although we planned it on our own, we felt a great comfort knowing that you were a text message/phone call/e-mail away if we had any questions or concerns. Your replies were always very prompt and helpful. You were always very professional and had some great ideas and suggestions.
Fast forward to our wedding. We met a few weeks before and then the week before when things were getting hectic on our end. You offered to take care of some odds and ends for us to help us maintain our sanity! The itinerary you built for us was very helpful since you have the experience to know how long things generally take and we felt comfortable relying on it. You were always very flexible in when/where we would meet (with the hubby’s hectic work schedule).
The day of – you were fabulous and everyone commented on how it’s the first Indian wedding where everything went on time and according to plan! We also liked that while you were running the show, you were calm, collected and discreet about it – we’ve seen other planners/coordinators who are running around looking frantic even once the ceremony has begun, which can cause quite a distraction. We didn’t have to worry about vendors showing up, payments being made, products being delivered and we, along with our families got to enjoy every moment of the wedding. Everything went exactly how we had hoped and we didn’t have a single complaint.
All in all, we highly recommend anyone who is getting married to work with you! It was the best investment we made for our big day.”
Soni & Rahul (Bride & Groom, August 10th & 11th, 2013)
“Now that my feet have touched the ground again after our wonderful wedding experience, I wanted to express my thanks and let you know just how perfect your work was for us on both Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. As the mother-of-the-bride, one of my concerns was not being able to truly
enjoy my daughter’s wedding because I would be worried about the details of each day. You made everything flow so smoothly and let any frayed nerves become a non-issue. Thank you for your professionalism and good humour!!! Both my husband and I had the time of our lives, in part because of you.”
Mary Ann Olah (Mother of the Bride, March 29th & 30th, 2013)
“The best money spent in our entire wedding budget was on Richha’s services. She always had the time to handle any of our questions, concerns or nerves – at any point in our process. We had a long engagement, and hired Richha early in the wedding planning process (by recommendation from a good friend). She was available from when we first met her until the end of our wedding day. Her advice was spot-on. She recommended excellent vendors who were able to create our vision, but was always able to work within our budget constraints. She also helped deal with vendors when issues arose – backing me up, and doing the ‘dirty work’ of being stern with them. She was not only an excellent source of information but also provided sanity checks for me throughout the process, making sure that concerns I had were justified, and that our budget was in the right ballpark. On the day of the wedding, Richha did a wonderful job of keeping everyone on track and happy. She thought of everything – the entire day went flawlessly. Her itineraries for the wedding party and all the vendors ensured the day ran smoothly. I felt completely at ease and was able to enjoy the entire day without a worry knowing that Richha was taking care of everything. I knew that all vendors would be set up properly and on-time and that they would be delivering as promised. To top it off, she also pins one mean boutonniere!! I would and do recommend Richha to everyone that I know who is getting married. You will never regret having her involved with your big day!”
Michelle Dunkel (Bride, September 29th, 2012)
“Kiran was such a great person to work with for our wedding. Through all my anxieties about having the “perfect wedding” she was very kind, patient and supportive. She often went beyond the call of duty in the months leading up to the event, meeting us after work to talk through the whole thing and to give us guidelines about what we should be doing, but always with a super positive and helpful manner. On the day of the big event Kiran was very professional. She had everything under control, despite some odd things that cropped up from vendors, and even the weather! I would definitely recommend Kiran as someone who is patient, kind and very organized. I can’t image working with anyone else. “
Erin Sperling (Bride, August 12, 2012)
“With over 300 guests, multiple event days and venues, having Kiran on point with logistics and planning was wonderful. She was organized, patient and willing to go the extra mile to ensure our special day went off without a single problem. From the very start, providing us with a list of what to expect as we got closer to the wedding and making sure we kept to the timeline to get things done, her services were exemplary and very professional. Over the two days of celebrations she ensured that everything occurred as planned and dealt with any unexpected surprises and changes with a smile and made sure that fun was had by all. We would recommend her to everyone who needs help in planning/coordinating an event and thank her and the other AWE staff for helping make our wedding day perfect.”
Shandy & Venita Harricharran (Bride & Groom, June 30 & July 1, 2012)
“Just wanted to share our experience of working with Arora Wedding & Event Planning- You guys made our wedding work. We had a complicated multiple ceremony wedding which was followed by a reception event. It was a logistically daunting task for my wife and I. We enlisted Richha’s services as a wedding coordinator and it was the best decision of our wedding planning process. We were free to enjoy our wedding day. The vendors, the guests, the family and the drama was all handled by Richha in the most professional manner possible.I was impressed by Richha’s ability to understand the whole barat, wedding party needs , groomsmens and bridesmaids requirements, family needs, receiption activities, vendor coordination and payments all in a quick meeting. We booked her and she took care of the rest. If you are planning an Indian or a Pakistani wedding or any event for that matter, I would highly recommend you take a few mins to speak with Richha. Let the professionals do the work so you can concentrate on enjoying your special day. Best of luck Richha and Thank you so much!
Ali Afzal (Groom, May 27th, 2012)
“Our wedding had many unique challenges because it was a multicultural one. AWE, and Richha in particular, helped us with wedding coordination and became the main contact for our vendors in the days leading up to our wedding. That let us focus on spending time with our family and friends who
had traveled for the wedding (80% of our guests were out-of-towners!). A lot of our stuff was DIY and Richha and her team also helped ensure everything was set up exactly as we wanted it. On the day of the event, the AWE team executed everything flawlessly. They say the best wedding coordinators are the ones where you have no idea what they did – and this was definitely the case with Richha! She handled everything from vendor payments, making sure food was delivered to guests on time, making sure the whole day flowed well and that there were no lulls, and ensuring vendor deliveries were made appropriately. Our guests gave us tons of great feedback about what a great day it was and how everything went so well – that speaks for itself!”
Nadine & Tom Gerrard (Bride & Groom, May 26th, 2012)
“Richha and her team supported us with our wedding in December 2011. We met with a few different planners, but decided to go with Richha because we felt comfortable with her immediately and she really understood us and the style of our wedding. We brought Richha into the process closer to our wedding as we’d done a lot of the main planning already, but she was a great resource for looking into new vendors and bouncing ideas off of. Things kicked into high gear a few weeks before the wedding and we really appreciated that as the wedding got closer. Richha became the main contact for all of the vendors and she streamlined everything for us. As many of the pieces for our wedding were DIY (thank you cards, centrepieces, etc) Richha offered to keep everything a few days ahead of the wedding and made sure everything was set up exactly how we wanted. On the day of, everything went smoothly and the credit goes to Richha and her team. If there were any issues, we didn’t know about them, and that made the day extra perfect! We would definitely recommend Richha and her team to anyone who is planning a wedding!”
Aparna & Thy Nagesvaran (Bride & Groom, December 11th, 2011)
“I have had the pleasure of working with Richha on numerous occasions. She is very professional and detailed oriented and serves her clients with utmost respect. Working with Richha was a pleasure and the experience was truly memorable!! Thank you Richha.”
Shanti & Rakesh Maharaj (Bride & Groom, October 7th & 8th, 2011)
“My search for a day of co-ordinator was fairly easy. When I met with Richha from AWE, I immediately knew that she would be great in helping me to execute my vision for my wedding days. Richha was instrumental this past year during the planning process – she was insightful, easy to get a hold of and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. When the time arrive, my family and friends applauded how smoothly the days went by and I applaud Richha and her team for all of their hard work! Thank you!”
Ritu Makkar (Bride, August 14th & 19th, 2011)
“When my husband and I were planning for our “Big Fat Indian Wedding” we really thought it would be an easy task and that we could handle it on our own. Shortly after, both our busy work and school schedules started conflicting and it was extremely difficult to stay on task and make decisions in a timely manner. I knew we needed help and we needed it quick! I had heard great things about Richha and also had a chance to meet her at the Suhaag Wedding Show. She was friendly, approachable, and professional, and I knew that we would get along really well. Richha & Kiran sat down with us, our families, and even our vendors, to really help us organize the details of the entire day. Since we had the
wedding and reception on one day- we had to make sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. From the details of the flowers, to my numerous questions/phone calls, to even the last minute changes we had during the reception, I felt that I could rely on both Richha and Kiran. Looking back, the day was perfect and we give them all the credit for their tireless effort! We couldn’t have done it without them!”
Manju Asdhir (Bride, July 10th, 2011)
“I had met Richha at a couple wedding shows and was immediately drawn to her positive energy! I hired her as my planner over a year before my wedding, so she was really with me every step of the way. She always had helpful tips and suggestions for vendors. She found me a wonderful venue and caterer within my budget. She has a ton of experience and was great at helping me narrow down my many MANY ideas. She helped me design my centerpieces at the florist shop. There were so many little details on the wedding day, and Richha did a good job with it! She even brought my Mom and I juice while we were getting ready! Everyone said it was the most organized wedding they’ve ever been to. Thanks Richha! I appreciate everything you’ve done for me and my family!”
Sidra S. (Bride, July 1st & 3rd, 2011)
“When it came to planning my BIG FAT Punjabi wedding (and by BIG and FAT I mean over 1200 people!), I knew I needed help to make sure the day went smoothly, perfectly and just like the fairy tale wedding I had always dreamed of. My sister is friends with Richha and when I fer met her at Bridalicious, I knew she’d be the one to make sure my wedding was the wedding of the century! Even though I had everything booked and ready to go, I still had major meltdowns and Richha was there to help me get through them, even if it was midnight, she’d reply back to my emails within minutes. The week leading up to the wedding, I remember calling Richha and saying “from today on, I’m done, it’s all you!” The day of the Ceremony, Kiran and Neetu were so amazing! They made sure everything went according to plan and were actually able to tame the masses at the Gurdwara! They helped me through my major decor meltdown and made sure the room looked beautiful and just as I had imagined at the Reception! The reception is when these girls SHINE! It went so perfectly and we were always on schedule! I don’t know what I would have done without the AWE team! I get compliments all the time on how well organized and smoothly the ceremony and reception went and I owe it all to these girls! You girls are amazing!”
Jaskirn Pannu (Bride, July 1st & 2nd, 2011)
“The Arora Wedding & Event Planning team exceeded our expectations! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. They were helpful throughout our wedding planning by giving us advice, vendor contacts and helping us de-stress. They were professional yet personal, we felt like we were working with friends. We were very pleased and would highly recommend them. I wouldn’t think twice of hiring this team if you want your wedding to run smoothly and to be perfect!”
Navneet Khehra (Bride, May 22nd & 23rd, 2011)
“We wanted a wedding planner that would take the stress out of our big day. By taking on the many tasks associated with planning a wedding, Richha gave us the freedom to relax and enjoy our wedding day and all the days leading up to it. Richha was professional, attentive, and extremely positive. No question or problem was too big or small. We always felt that we were her top priority, and she was always there for us. Our wedding day would not have been the beautiful and memorable day it was without Richha’s help and support. We really loved working with her, and would absolutely recommend her to any bride and groom!”
Jessica Carvalho (Bride, May 14th, 2011)
“We hired Richha 2 weeks before my cousins wedding because we needed a professional planner to execute our intricate program. However, after hiring her she realistically illustrated how much more planning was left for the big day. She helped us plan everything within a short period of time, at all times demonstrating patience with the couple to be and our family members. When we encountered problems with our venue, Richha made sure that it was handled in a diplomatic way. On the day of the wedding Richha made sure everything was executed as planned and kept to all of her promises. Not only did she fulfill what was contracted of her but did more than expected. Arora Event Planners are fully trusted in our books and with our family!”
Suhaila Ali (Cousin of the Bride, April 24th, 2011)
“My fiance proposed to me in October. We decided to have wedding and reception for 500 in March. That gave us five months to plan the entire wedding, find our outfits, get in shape and more or less prepare to become lawfully wedded for the rest of our lives. By the time the wedding date arrived we had more than enough – that’s when the skies parted, the angels descended and left us with Arora Events! Okay, although that was slightly dramatic the actual ease to our minds that came after our first meeting with Richha was nothing short of blissful. Her team go right to it, ensuring all our vendors knew where to show up, when to unload, where to set up and answered all their questions, leaving more time for us to deal with endless family requests and rituals that just had to be answered and observed! The wedding day finally arrived and flew by just as quickly as everyone says, but we were able to almost slow it down and enjoy it for what it was because of Richha and her team taking care of everything along the way. Keeping to schedule, making sure little details were met and ensuring that what we had envisioned in our months of planning actually came to life, were due to this team of amazing women. If you’re getting married anytime soon and considering doing it all yourselves, including the day of, I strongly recommend you stop and re-think your strategy! Definitely consider making a wedding planner part of your budget, it will likely be the best money you spend! Arora Wedding & Event Planning is your on stop shop and the ladies that make up this great company will truly be your angels in disguise come the big day! Thanks again! “
Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay & Nisha Agnihotri (Married, March 5th, 2011)
“Richha, our wedding was absolutely amazing and we owe it all to you. Your ideas, suggestions, support and attention were unbelievable. Thank you so much for all of your help with the wedding, you were there for us when we needed you most, and we honestly could not have survived the planning or the wedding day without you. You are a fabulous planner and fabulous person. It was an honour working with you and getting to know you as well!”
Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Marwaha & Joe George (Married, October 16th, 2010)
“…So, the wedding day is nearing and about fifty million things are still to be done and we cannot get a hold of most of our vendors. We’ll probably get them done but who will make sure that everything comes together and runs smooth when we are playing the role of bride and groom? These are some of the feelings that we experienced about a month before our big day. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, you have a couple of options: have a nervous break-down or call Richha. It is incredible how easy tasks can be when you have a dependable third hand, who is well connected in the industry. Arora Weddings provided just that! Regardless of the hour or seriousness of the issue, if we needed Richha via text, voice or email, she was there ready with a sound answer. She co-ordinated between us and all of our vendors, came up with an itinerary and ensured its implementation on the day of. All the little things that kind of snuck under the radar and appeared only the day before…guess who took care of them? We wanted to enjoy our big day and not worry about every small moving part, I think we accomplished that!”
Mr. & Mrs. Adeel & Emila Zafar (Married, September 17th, 2010)
“Every Indian wedding has many, many, moving parts, and our wedding was no exception. Two days, two cities…and thankfully, two excellent co-ordinators. AWE was there to think of all the little details we couldn’t have imagined would pop up and to keep the event running smoothly. From co-ordinating speeches to staying in touch with vendors to keeping us on time (a huge challenge at any big event!) and even providing me with an earring backing when mine just wouldn’t stay, Richha and Kiran were amazing. I don’t know how many texts/requests I sent Richha those last three days but her response was always “No Problem.” Thank you for being even more of a detail freak than I am!”
Natasha Rakheja (Bride, September 3rd & 4th, 2010)
“With all of our wedding vendor selections, we were keen to find individuals who were: enthusiastic about their job, professional, caring and are leaders in their respective services – Richha and her event planning team are just that! From the first day that we met Richha, we completely put our trust in her! Leading up to our wedding I was able to email Richha my questions or concerns and she would always return my emails within a day with the answers I needed. Richha worked with us to finalize the details of our wedding ceremony and reception for 400+ guests. She and her AWE team coordinated our rehearsal session, created detailed itineraries for the bridal party, managed all the vendor commitments and coordinated tasks for the entire day. All of our guests told us that this was the most organized wedding they have ever been to and inquired about who our wedding day coordinator was…we were very eager to give them Richha’s name!.”
Mr. & Mrs. Anuj & Bhanu Marya (Married August 1st, 2010)
“Without Richha’s help and guidance, our day would not have been the most memorable day of our lives. We could not have imagined our day without a wedding planner who was so prepared, organized and capable of handling the high stress of the day’s events. From the incessant emails, calls and test messages, Richha was nothing less than professional and on the top of her game for the months leading to our wedding. The whole team on the day of the wedding made all of our worries disappear so that we could enjoy our day to the fullest.”
Catherine Lau (Bride, July 24th, 2010)
“We hired Arora Wedding & Event Planning to help plan our wedding Reception and we were glad that we did! Compared to some of our other events, our Reception was virtually stress free. Bineesh helped to organize all the details, from all our vendors and on the day of the event made sure that we were taken care of. She was professional, courteous, and highly organized. She made the whole event unique just for us and tailored the details to our needs. We would highly recommend Arora Wedding & Event Planning and Bineesh for anyone needing professional event planning.”
Mr. & Mrs. Amit & Astha Sharma (Married July 3rd, 2010)
“Richha, thank you for all of your help and support. Your efforts made our day perfect! We can’t thank you enough for all your ideas and creative suggestions. You are THE best planner!”
Mr. & Mrs. Vik & Jasmine Khullar (Married, June 26, 2010)
“Bineesh, Harcharan and I wanted to thank you for the superb wedding planning services that you provided at Himani’s wedding at the Fairmont Royal York. For starters, to know that you would be there to co-ordinate the very many activities and vendors reduced our stress level and helped us focus on the wedding and our guests. The very smooth execution of the various elements which really was a result of your detailed planning and scheduling work, made the day flow like clock-work. Our guests were all happy and appreciative of the celebrations…your invisible yet very strong presence certainly helped in the very memorable wedding. Thanks, once again for your superb professional services.”
Prem Singh (Mother of the Bride, June 19, 2010)
“We are so thankful for Bineesh and Arora Wedding & Event Planning in making our wedding day so memorable. We had a traditional Sikh wedding and a reception the following day. Anyone who has been to an Indian wedding knows how hectic it can get however, Bineesh promised and delivered a very well organized and calm wedding ceremony and reception. Our friends and family are still raving about how amazing everything was, and in particular how organized and and calm the events were. Bineesh dealt with numerous family members, vendors, last minute mishaps and so much more without any problems. She was well composed and pleasant throughout the whole experience. We enjoyed every moment of our wedding stress free thanks to Bineesh – we will forever be thankful for your services!”
Drs. Dilraj & Jaspreet Ghumman (Married, May 29 & 30, 2010)
“From the planning phase to the actual execution of the wedding Richha was the glue that held everything together for me. Her experience is invaluable, and the advice she provides during the planning process can save you so much time, stress, and money. I hired Richha half way through my planning process and I wish I was aware of Arora Wedding and Event Planning when I initially started interviewing vendors, because I feel like I would have saved myself months of hell visiting various random vendors and getting the run around.
I noticed a definite difference in how my vendor’s behaved the moment I told them I had hired Richha. Just mentioning her name garnered a lot of respect, and my vendors became easier to work with, and much more accommodating. All of my vendors were genuinely happy to work with Richha again, and they all mentioned positive experiences they’ve had with her, and her team.
Richha was always professional and always on call. I had a major melt down 3 weeks before my wedding when I had to terminate a major vendor contract. I called Richha at an extremely obscene hour hoping to vent on her voicemail, but to my surprise she picked up, listened to my problem, and within 45 minutes the entire situation was resolved. I had a new vendor in place and everything worked out better than I could have imagined. This is just one example of how Richha goes above and beyond what you’ve set out as expectations for your wedding planner. Richha not only eased my mind during the planning process, but knowing she was there on my wedding day taking care of all itty bitty details in the background, really allowed me to let loose and truly enjoy my day without a care in the world. Trust me ladies, having that sense of calm just before your wedding, and on your actual wedding day, is something you’ll absolutely cherish.
I knew within 10 minutes of meeting Richha, and Bineesh that I wanted to work with them, and it was the best decision I had made for my wedding, and for my sanity. I can probably write pages and pages of testimonial stories detailing how many times they went above and beyond the call of duty for me, but you’re better off meeting them and seeing first hand just how amazing they are.”
Shelley Bawa (Bride, May 21 & 22, 2010)
“Reena was such a delight! I absolutely loved having her there for the wedding reception. I think what I loved most about working with her is that she was willing to do whatever it took to get the job done. She was always willing to help, and on the day of the event I could see that she worked hard to make everything perfect. Overall very happy!”
Shelly Pathak (Bride, May 22, 2010)
“Reena and Vanessa were so amazing…so helpful and so co-ordinated. You guys have a wonderful team! They were always visible and constantly checking on us. They were also able to take some items home so that we did not have to worry about packing up at the end of the night!”
Shivani Khindri Sharma (Sister of the Bride, May 22, 2010)
“Working with Arora Wedding and Event Planning was not only a pleasure but made us feel confident that things would go smoothly on our special day. They were efficient and reliable and really knew what they were doing. Every detail that was important to us was looked after and nothing was missed. Richha was amazing and actually listened to what our vision was. Thank you for helping our day be all it could be!”
Mr. & Mrs. Justin & Bianca Gaspini (Married, April 11, 2010)
“Richha, Bisham and I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support during our wedding planning. Knowing that we could count on you to look after all of the important details completely put our minds at ease. Your calm, courteous and caring nature made you a pleasure to work with. A special thank you to Bineesh for her much appreciated sewing and pinning skills! Thank you again for everything! We had a wonderful and memorable day, and we truly appreciate your help in making our dreams come true!!”
Rakhi Goel (Bride, March 27, 2010)
“Richha, thank you for doing an amazing job. You and Bineesh were terrific. Don’t forget to tall your clients that you organized the greatest wedding and reception of the century! Good food, great decor, superb entertainment, energetic dances, and above all great fun!”
Sanjay Agnihotri (Brother of the Bride December 12, 2009)
“Richha thank you for all the hardwork you and your team put in! The whole day went unbelievable fantastic. The day/night was just perfect. Thanks again!”
Rajan Kumar (Groom, December 12, 2009)
“Richha, thank you so much for being so fantastic and calm through all our crazy antics – no one could have handled Adam like you did! Our day would not have been nearly as wonderful without you and your great team! Thank you all SO much for all you did!”
Mr. & Mrs. Annie & Ben Yang (Married October 10, 2009)
“Richha, Amit & I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hardwork in helping us plan our special day. If it weren’t for you, we would probably still be planning the wedding! We really did appreciate all that you did for us, both preceding the event and on the day of the wedding. We received so many compliments about how wonderful, unique and organized the wedding was. Secondly, thank you so much for the wedding gift. The breakfast was amazing and it was nice to relax a little after such a hectic day. Once again, thank you so much for helping us in making our day so special.”
Mr. & Mrs. Mandy & Amit Dhillon (Married September 20, 2008)