“Cristina's reputation for being an incredible event planner way preceded my meeting her in that capacity. And I was thrilled she agreed to take over the planning of my annual May party. I always take care of the organization myself but this was a very special occasion and I realized I needed help.
—Ludovica Bonetti, New York City
I must admit I was blown away by what a difference her knowledge and expertise made. All the little details I often disregard but that are so important to making a party outstanding. The unusual approaches to the simplest ideas I would never have thought of. Her impeccable taste in the choice of the menu, the accessories and the flowers. The choice of the music provider that really made the party! All of my guests agreed this party really stood out from my former gatherings and was voted the best party of last few years. I had over 100 people enjoying the setting and the food and dancing until late into the night.
I don't have enough words to thank her for the incredible job she did and for putting up with my constant second guessing when there really was no need... She knows her stuff and was able to transform my vision into a tangible reality. She is professional, patient and respectful. Her network of vendors is amazing and she is thoroughly loved in the industry. She manages to get priority and exceptional service from everybody: the florist, to the food specialist, the rental establishments and the staff.
I highly recommend her for any size event and when my daughter will get married I hope Cristina will be available to be her wedding planner.”
“Cristina Verger is a one of a kind New York Wedding Planner that is no match for a Hurricane! I had the pleasure of working with Cristina for an August 2011 wedding held at American Yacht Club. The wedding date was scheduled for the day Hurricane Irene was due to hit our area.
—Danielle Colavito, Director of Catering at the American Yacht Club, Rye, NY
With Cristina's quick thinking, dedicated work ethic, and 'get it done' attitude the entire wedding was able to be moved a day early - and it was a huge success. Cristina is a talented event planner who knows how to create beautiful, memorable events!”
“…Cristina helped make my daughter's wedding day perfect! Her calm, competent manner combined with her exquisite taste made for easy choices and the confidence that everything would be wonderful. I felt like a guest at the reception as I didn't have to oversee or worry about anything--Cristina took care of it all. I would trust Cristina to plan any event for me! She even helped me find the perfect "mother-of the bride" dress that didn't look like "mother of the bride."”
—Elizabeth Hansen, Mother of the Bride, Montauk Wedding
“Cristina was a truly a pleasure to work with at Mandarin Oriental, New York. No task was too big and no detail was too small for her. She is an innovative planner with out of the box ideas which create some of the most memorable events we see here at our hotel. We are looking forward to working with her again. She has the ability to translate a clients vision into a reality and these types of skills are so natural for her.”
—James Munz, Director of Catering, Mandarin Oriental NY
“5 Star Wedding Planner – Cristina created a wonderfully elegant, relaxed, sophisticated wedding event for my husband and I - we could not be happier with the outcome. We brought Cristina on to plan our event (at a hotel in NY) in early September 2008, and the wedding was mid-November - we had less than two and a half months to plan, but I would not have changed a thing.
—Suzanne Matteson – Gramercy Park Wedding
The venue was perfect and exactly what we wanted, the food was wonderful, and I am still getting calls and emails telling me what a special, unique wedding we had, like nothing many of our guests had been to. Cristina has a knack for providing choices that work for her client, and the ability to simplify situations and move everyone forward. She never told me that there was something we could not do, and was always very supportive of my decisions, while steering me in directions that she thought would work, as needed. She performed additional tasks that I did not expect her to do at the beginning of our planning, with no complaints at all. Very importantly, she managed the vendors and the timeline, enabling me to carry on with the rest of my busy life, the whole reason we hired a wedding planner.
I HIGHLY recommend Cristina, and would hire her again in a heartbeat.”
“A wedding planning gem... Even for a small wedding of 40 guests in a small Mexico town, we realized that it needs just as much work, if not more, than a larger wedding in the city. In comes Cristina Verger... her professionalism, expertise, and wide vision were key in the most enjoyable time of our lives.
—John Russ, Zihuatanejo 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. We had big ideas for our 3-day event, many of which were quite difficult to execute in a small, quiet town, but she handled each challenge with grace and an effortless ease.
With her history in catering, she was able to create exciting menus in 3 different places, all highlighting the fresh food of the area. It is no easy feat to negotiate and befriend all the vendors we had to find in Mexico, but Cristina will use her resourceful nature to always come through with the best. The NYC-based vendors she recommended are also tops, and she chose the perfect photographer and videographer for our wedding. Not only are they talented, but also fit in perfectly during our time in Mexico.
Our wedding was a dream from beginning to end, without a single worry from our end. We were both completely relaxed, knowing Cristina would handle everything perfectly, which she did. We also cannot forget the engagement party we had already half-way planned here in the city when we hired Cristina, and she took this on as well and proved herself as an event-planning gem at the eleventh hour. We had secured beautiful food and flowers from a well-known florist within a matter of days!
Cristina, in the end, is a wonder. 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!”
“You have been a Godsend for us. From talking to Jody it appears that you have planned a very special day for us and our boys. We can't thank you enough for all that you have done and helping us navigate New York and getting us connected with the right people. And we especially appreciate that you are working with us at a non traditional rate so we really thank you for a that as well. I hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person some day to thank you personally. Until then please accept my thanks via email!”
“Thank you for all of your efforts to make our wedding day absolutely beautiful and memorable! You have thought of everything. I couldn't have done this without you and trust me, I couldn't have dreamed what you have put together for us. We are so excited! I too look forward to one day thanking you in person. You are the absolute best!”
(Wedding / Bow Bridge Ceremony, NYC / June 7, 2014)
“I got married March 2014 in Cleveland OH and can honestly say Cristina is worth every penny. When someone told me no, she turned it into a yes. She does everything the right way and has excellent taste. She also kept me on track when I started to procrastinate. Cristina only works with the top vendors in the industry. My wedding was perfection.”
(Wedding / Cleveland, OH / March 29, 2014)
“I had the good fortune of working with Cristina Verger on a wedding in Aspen, Colorado this winter. Alone, destination weddings can be difficult to plan, but when you add winter storms and elevations of over 11,000 feet into the mix, you demand THE BEST and expect that your planner will go above-and-beyond to ensure a memorable experience for all. You will find this in Cristina Verger.
—Jennifer Carlson, The Little Nell
Cristina expertly orchestrated a one-of-a-kind wedding atop Aspen Mountain, exuding impeccable taste and unbound creativity. Cristina ensured the entire weekend celebration was nothing less than flawless, where the bride and groom departed with a lifetime of memories. Cristina is the epitome of grace and professionalism, and I am privileged to have worked with her on of this special celebration. I would be truly honored to collaborate with Cristina again in the future.”
(Wedding / Aspen, CO / April 5, 2014)
“My (now) wife and I met Cristina in New York (where we live) and hired her to plan our wedding in Aspen. Her service is incredibly professional, and her experience is a very calming force throughout this emotional and stressful process.
Our decision to hire her was based mainly on her taste level, and she did not disappoint. Cristina took the time to really understand our likes and dislikes and used that knowledge to create something that felt very much representative of us as a couple. It was warm, personal, and beautiful. Everything we asked for and so much more than we never thought to ask.
Just to give an example, we were married at the top of Aspen Mountain. Cristina had this idea to get alp horns to play outside as guests arrived to the venue. Alp horns are basically those "ricola" horns. As our guests arrived atop the mountain the first thing they saw were these two gents in tuxedos playing soft, warm music on these massive horns. It was a great way to set the tone and an amazing surprise for our guests, all of whom were totally captivated by it. That's just one special touch Cristina added that we never would have considered otherwise.
We would recommend Cristina to anybody without any hesitation or reservations. If you want your wedding to be absolutely beautiful down to the smallest detail, Cristina is your woman.”
(Wedding / Aspen, CO / April 5, 2014)
“Cristina has tremendous talent as a wedding planner. She not only has over 25 years of experience but also immense taste. She thinks of every single detail that will make your Day unforgettable. And her determined character helps keep all the key players focused on your wedding. She is like a Conductor who brings the best out if everyone , with calm and determination. And this is what makes her so different to her peers. Thank you!”
(Wedding / Morini Restaurant, NYC / April 26, 2014)
“I wanted a wedding planner who was very efficient and down to earth, but also creative. Somebody who would listen to what I wanted and not only make it happen, but make it better. I researched a lot of wedding planners and was impressed by the range of weddings that Cristina had planned. Her experience in many locations assured me that although I was getting married locally in Westchester, Cristina was more than able to rise to any challenges that might occur - and a big snow storm certainly didn't have her skip a beat! When I first met with with Cristina I immediately felt comfortable and knew I could trust her to make sure that everything went smoothly and I did not have to worry about any details or coordinating - I could simply enjoy my wedding. Of course Cristina had excellent contacts and was very efficient and super-organized, but she also made the whole process very enjoyable. It was a lot of fun to work with her.”
—Barbara Potgieter – Christmas wedding Westchester, NY
“The reason we hired Cristina Verger was simple, experience and dedication. We had a brief phone conversation prior to our first meeting, even before hiring her, so we could share our ideas and wants for our wedding day. Shortly after that phone call, we had our first meeting and interview with Cristina. She already had a plethora of vendor and design ideas to share, which showed us how dedicated and qualified she would be for our wedding. . That meeting sold us right then and there.
—Jessica and Michael – Quintessentially New York City
Cristina did an amazing job planning, organizing and decorating our wedding. She has impeccable taste and years of experience which helped us decide what was right and wrong for our look. Cristina has relationships with some of the best vendors in NYC and throughout the tri-state area, which provided us with what seemed like unlimited options for our wedding. She is always on top of everything and has a strong personality which works wonders on those vendors to help you get what you want and need! We still get compliments nearly one year later from our guests who rave that our wedding was one of the nicest they have ever attended. Cristina Verger sincerely made our dream come true!”
“For the 100th anniversary celebration of our organization – The Pan Albanian Federation of America, Vatra, which consisted of a two-day event culminating with a Gala dinner for over 900 persons, We needed someone with experience and professionalism to organize an event of such international proportions.
—Dr. Gjon Bucaj, President, Pan Albanian Federation of America, Vatra
After a careful selection and interview process, Cristina Verger Event Planning & Production was the company that was selected, by unanimous vote, of our board, to be our event planner. We felt this company was was best equipped to handle the job which required a “special touch”, and finess, to be able to handle high profile, International politicians and dignitaries. With Cristina Verger, who is the event planner at the helm of the company, is reliable, punctual, hands-on-professional, excellent PR, likable and very classy. Cristina and her company, totally exceeded our expectations. The bonus? She is gorgeous!”