"I hired After 5 Events for "Day of Coordination" for my Wedding on 5-31-14 at Statler City.

Gabby was extremely organized and helpful with making sure all timelines and vendors were in place. They eliminated my stress with handling all deliveries, set up, break down, and even took the responsibility of my personal items being delivered to the venue and set up (table numbers, photos, card box etc.) I felt very comfortable knowing that they were there to make sure everything was going to be perfect, and it was.

Matt was on site with us that night, and handled every little issue that arose during the reception (A/C, lighting, helping with guests, etc.) he even kept our glasses full all night with champagne! Him and his assistant really did an amazing job with making the night go as smooth as possible, from start to finish.

I would recommend After 5 Events to anyone for any event. They have multiple different packages to choose from to cater to what specific services you need for your event, and they go above and beyond to make sure your event is perfect!

Thanks Gabby & Matt :)" 


Jenna & Art- Showcase Package 

"Words cannot express enough how grateful I am to Gabrielle and her team at After 5 Events.

The set up and logistics of our wedding were ambitious, and After 5 Events was helpful every step of the way in helping to make it call come together.

From interacting with vendors on our behalf, helping to plan out our difficult logistics, setting up and breaking down the reception, lending creative expertise, managing the many personalities that emerge at weddings and of triaging the occasional unexpected crisis- "Gabby" was consistently unflappable and professional.

She also has a tremendous creative vision and some of my favorite details from the wedding resulted from her executive decisions and spontaneous changes to our décor and set up.

Although I pride myself on being a "do it yourselfer" It was incredibly helpful and invaluable In the days leading up to our wedding to have someone reconfirm with our vendors and close all the final loops and details. I was crazy to think I would be able to accomplish this on my own and After 5 Events saved me hours of precious time!!

We continue to get compliments about how beautiful our wedding was and we owe much of that to After 5 Events who stopped at nothing to make our vision a reality.

You will be in good hands!!!!" 


Laura & Chris- Showcase Package 

"After 5 Events made the most important day of our lives even more spectacular than we could have anticipated. Not only does Gabby have an impeccable attention to detail, she also so kind, sweet and thoughtful. The whole entire wedding planning process was completely stress free with all her help and support. With the amazing help from Matt and Chelsea our wedding day was truly perfect, we did not have to worry about anything, they took care of it all. I couldn't imagine our special day being as great as it was without their help! I would recommend After 5 Events to every bride who wants their dream day to be as wonderful as mine was. We thank you guys so much!" 


Sarah & Brandon- Showcase Package 

"Wedding planning is stressful, especially when you live 7 hours away from your venue. Before I hired Gabby, I spent a lot lof time wedding planning under extreme stress. If I'd been thinking, I would have just hired Gabby from the start. Instead, I hired her when I was overwhelmed at the idea of being the point person and the bride at my own wedding. She saved me! Who will put out the flowers? Gabby! Who will coordinate vendor arrival times? Gabby! What will make the wedding ceremony look just right? Ask Gabby! Who will clean up after the wedding? Gabby! The list goes on, but I must say that picking Gabby and After 5 Events as my wedding coordinator was one of my better decisions. Gabby is attentive, experienced, hires excellent interns, and she is enthusiastic. She's also creative, has an eye for aesthetics, and she rocks at making sure that your stress levels remain low! I wish I'd hired her before I'd done so much on my own, but I'm glad I got her when I did!"


Jessica & Brendon- Premiere Package 

"Words cannot describe how happy I am that Gabby @ After 5 Events helped me plan my wedding! Without her, our wedding day would not have been nearly as wonderful as it was! I was the first of all of my family/ close friends to get married, and my family and I were clueless when it came to planning/ executing a "modern" wedding-- we started getting so stressed just thinking about where to begin, that nothing ever got done! Thank goodness we were referred to Gabby and hired After 5 Events to help us! Our venue was a bit "build from scratch", so not only did Gabby help us find the photographer, florist, etc. But she also helped us find literally everything else (chairs, tables, linens, etc). Our wedding day ended up being everything my husband and I ever dreamed it could be and MORE! A special thank you to her partner Matt for taking such good care of Steve, myself and all of our families throughout our wedding day! It was such a huge help that you were able to keep us to a time frame and take care of details so we could all enjoy the beautiful day. Thank you After 5 Events!" 


Brenna & Steve- Red Carpet Package 

"When I first began to plan our wedding I had visions of glitz, glam and classic elegance. I knew I was creative and could handle a lot of the planning myself, but I also knew I would need help pulling everything together, checking my list twice and executing the wedding of my dreams. I also realized that the day of our wedding should be completely stress free for my husband and I and in that final week leading up to our big day the last thing I wanted to do was pull together vendor list, confirmations etc., etc., etc... With that said, I sought out the help of a professional wedding planner who could truly see my vision and help me bring it into reality. I had the chance to meet with a couple other planners in the Buffalo area and for lack of a better word they were boring and quite typical for this town...basically exactly what I wasn't looking for. I needed someone who was just as fabulous as myself and could handle the craziness a wedding can bring in the final month. So when I met Gabby I fell for her immediately! Gabby is such a beautiful person- inside and out! She went above and beyond her role as our month of coordinator. She is professional at ALL times, super personable, organized, punctual, thoughtful and full of AMAZING ideas! She has the connections and referrals you will need to take your wedding to the next level. If you are searching for a wedding planner that's reasonably priced, knowledgeable about all things wedding and an all around fabulous woman to help guide you to the alter...look no further, Gabrielle Pagano is your girl!!!" 


Courtney & Louis- Premiere Package 

"I can't thank Gabby and Matt enough for all of the support and help they gave us for our wedding. It was wonderful to have someone there to deal with any issues as they arose, help us to have everything planned and settled for the day of the event and to make sure that everything got to our room at the end of the night. Really, I can't say enough good things about them. They allowed us to enjoy our day to the fullest without worrying about any of the details. From dealing with some seating chart issues to making our place cards, I can surely say that the wedding would not have run nearly as smoothly without them. Their professionalism and attentiveness allowed us to have a perfect wedding. They are the best!" 


Shannon & Joe- Premiere Package 

"Gabby from After 5 events, she is absolutely amazing! She is sweet, professional, organized, creative, and has all the wedding connections you could want! She is simply the best when it comes to Weddings! I could not have had a more beautiful wedding, because of her. It was right out of a dream but better!" 


Nichole & Ryan- Red Carpet Package 

"We could not have asked for two more amazing people to work with on planning our wedding than Gabby and Matt. For me, it was really important to have someone that I trusted was going to make sure everything came together. The morning of the wedding, I was calm, relaxed and excited- everything I wanted to be- and it was because I knew we were in amazing hands. They were there every step of the way to offer guidance and assistance and worked so great with our venue and other vendors to make sure our vision came out perfectly. When we walked into The Webb we were speechless, it was everything we had hoped for. Gabby and Matt are amazing at what they do. We are lucky to know them and so grateful to have been able to work with them!"


Kayleigh & Nick- Showcase Package 

"Joe and I were lucky enough to have worked with Gabby. Every single worry or concern i had involving my wedding Gabby was there to ease my mind. She is the most genuine person I have ever met. She just loves love and it shows with everything she does. I dont think I could of planned such an amazing day without Gabby's help. My wedding was absolutely perfect. I would recommend after 5 events to anyone. Thank you for making my wedding perfect. :)" 


Elizabeth & Joe- Premiere Package 

"Gabrielle was the greatest planner!! She was able to lead me in the right direction with photographer, florist, Dj etc. She took the time to figure out what I like and matched me with the right people. She stayed on top of things and guided me step by step on what was next to do. My wedding day was so perfect and without her team there I don't know what I would have done. She made my experience in planning my wedding so memorable and enjoyable".

 

Junide (Brice) Cope - Red Carpet Client

"From start to finish, Gabby was a terrific resource and a tremendous guide. Early on, we were concerned about finding the right vendors and getting good deals on everything from rentals, music, food, etc. She was straightforward with what vendors we should use, what value she could get from them, and scheduling. She set up a timeline that was very helpful to let us know at what point we should be at, which really helped to make the wedding process more relaxed. She was available anytime we needed questions or advice, up to the very last minute. During the stressful last weeks, she took control of all the scheduling and last minute details. The rehearsal and day of services Gabby and Matt provided really made the difference. We had heard a lot of stories about couples not being able to enjoy there wedding because of the hectic atmosphere, but we had a totally different experience. They were able to organize the activities and guests and take care of all the details that allowed us to just enjoy the day. Overall, we felt that Gabby's services were a great value from beginning to end".

 

Tammy and Justin (Bride and Groom) - Premiere Package

"My son and daughter in laws wedding was May 17 2014. I can not say enough about Gabrielle and her husband. Anyone planning a wedding should go talk to them. The wedding was wonderful and both helped with everything. Thank you both so much".


Deborah Cope-Mother of the Groom

"We knew from the moment we met Gabrielle that she was the planner for us! She greeted us with a smile on her face and was dressed to impress. At our first meeting Kevin and I felt like she really listened to us and took our suggestions and ideas (even if they were crazy) to heart. We had talked to a few other wedding planners and they seemed more enthusiastic about their own ideas than the ones we had. In over a year of working with Gabrielle, I never once felt like she was trying to push her vision or what she wanted and that was really refreshing. We had the style of the event under control we just needed someone to execute all the little details on the day of the wedding. During this process Gabrielle became more like good friend then just our wedding planner. I found myself saying "I can't wait to show Gabrielle a picture of my wedding dress" or "the button bouquets are done... wait until Gabrielle sees them!" She was always checking in to make sure we were on track or if we had any questions. To say Gabrielle went above and beyond our expectations is an understatement. In fact, she saved the wedding on more than one occasion. When our caterer fell through she was right there with other suggestions. She helped us find so many additional vendors like our vintage Photobooth and where to rent furniture even though we signed up for just the Day of Coordination package! Our wedding day was beautiful, amazing, and everything we hoped it to be thanks to Gabrielle and her husband Matt. They really are the "wedding dream team."


Meghan & Kevin Gomez- Showcase Package 

"Gabrielle is awesome and so helpful in the wedding process. Our wedding was perfect, and I had nothing to worry about! She's the woman for any event planning job :)". 


Jordan Burroughs (Groom) - Red Carpet Package

"Gabrielle was amazing! Our wedding turned out to be exactly as I imagined it because she helped me bring all of the ideas I had in my head to life. I was so stress free because I had so much faith her - and if she was stressed at all, she hid it very well! She was so easy to work with and she and her husband, Matt, are a power team"!

 

Marisa Molenda (Bride) - Sneak Peek package

"Gabrielle did an amazing job, she made our special day one that we will never forget. She was very professional and by my side through it all. If your looking for a wedding planner, please look no further, Gabrielle is definately the one you want!! Looking forward to working with her on other functions in the future :)"

 

Tom and Vicky Snyder- Red Carpet wedding clients

 

"I can not say enough good things about Gabby & Matt at After Five Events. They made my day run so smoothly and everything came out wonderfully. We had day-of coordination services, but I felt as I had a full wedding planner all the way through. Gabby checked in with me each month and offered to help how ever she could. She made final calls to all vendors and made sure everyone was on track. She and Matt are highly professional & a joy to work with and honestly I hesitate to even use the word work as it wasn't work at all if that makes sense. My father-in-law was raving about how well they treated him and how well everything ran. They even successfully tackled a bustle on my dress from h*ll and did so with a smile. They helped coordinate everything from ceremony to our sparkler exit at the end of the night. Thanks to all their hard work I really got to enjoy our wedding day stress free. Thank you Gabby & Matt!!"

 

Elizabeth and Don McDonald - Sneak Peek Wedding Planning Clients

"Gabrielle helped me plan the perfect proposal and took care of ALL the tough details. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. She took care of planning the location, the photographer, preparing my hotel room, and arranging all the small details. All this at a totally reasonable fee. It was peace of mind for me and made a nerve-racking experience so much smoother. Can't recommend her enough"!

 

Nick. B - Engagement Planning

"After 5 events was so wonderful to work with! I loved the different packages that i could choose from as i was unsure of what planning i could do on my own. I chose the ceremony package and Gabby helped make my ceremony run so smooth and stress free!!! All of my guests were commenting on how wonderful, nice and professional she was! Thank you Gabby! I was a stress free bride"!!!

 

Jaime R (Bride) - Sneak Peek 

"Gabby was AMAZING every step of the way. There is absolutely no way that everything would have gone as wonderful and as smooth if I did not have her to guide me along. I highly recommend for brides to look into her services! She offers different packages for you to choose from and I'm sure you will find one that is right for you. I am sure you won't regret it"!

 


Katie N (Bride) - Showcase Package 

" Gabrielle and After 5 Events was a pleasure to work with! She listened to exactly what was important to us in our charity event for the BCN of WNY and pulled it off flawlessly. Her creativeness, attention to detail, and knack for great style kept our event exciting and anything but dull. Our attendees as well as our guests of honor were completely wowed and haven't stopped talking about it since! We are counting down the days until our next event and will absolutely hire After 5 Events once again! I would DEFINITELY recommend After 5 Events for any function either private or corporate".

 

Lauren Q - fundraiser client

"We can't thank the team at After 5 Events enough for making our special day amazing! The ceremony and reception rooms were absolutely gorgeous! We couldn't have done this without you, Gabrielle (Matty too!!). Lots of pics to come!!! Thank you, thank you!

Love always, Kristen & Aaron" <3

 

Kristen & Aaron Armendariz- Red Carpet wedding clients

 

 

 

"This truly was the perfect party! Do you know what the best part of today was? It was that I actually got to enjoy my daughter's graduation. I cannot thank you enough for that!"

 

Janet Snyder - private graduation party event

 

"Gabrielle, thank you so much for everything. The party was a success and everyone especially loved the custom candy buffet! I am looking forward to next year's party with you!"

 

Lisa Runfola - private party at Fox Valley Country Club

"Gabrielle and After 5 Events was a pleasure to work with! Your ideas were incredibly stylish and classy which was truly on point with everything we envisioned our wedding to be. Thank you for your attention to detail and your excellent communication throughout the planning process. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Our wedding was flawless thanks to you"!

Dominique and Chris Pliszka - Red Carpet wedding clients