amanda + will
Aside from saying 'I do', Morgan will be the single best decision you make should you choose to hire a wedding planner. Morgan is one of those people who gets along with everyone. I immediately knew I wanted to work with her after our brief phone call.
I found Morgan after browsing other weddings online. Every time I found aspects of something I liked, I would search for the wedding planner in charge. Each time it led to Morgan. The great thing about working with Morgan was that she is so creative and perceptive that while each wedding was beautifully executed, they were all unique. Morgan will not impose her aesthetic on you (though it's a spectacular one), but instead she will help you create your unique wedding.
Wedding planning on certain scales is difficult and can become tedious but by hiring Morgan, it became fun (most of the time). Morgan is genuinely one of the nicest people I have met, yet she was able to use her expertise and tenacity to get us the good deals and make sure the other vendors delivered on their quality of service. Her organizational skills are enviable (this coming from someone who inherited my mother's obsessive organizational qualities). She always had the answer to everything and if she didn't, she was already tracking it down by the time you asked her.
Leading up to our wedding she was in constant contact and available at all times to alleviate any last minute concerns. She even baked in additional time on top of the buffer time she included in her schedule to ease my concerns of being punctual. She made great recommendations for vendors including makeup and bridal boutiques and eased my mom's concerns as she planned from afar in Ohio. The best compliment I can give her is that she allowed my family, especially my mom, to relax and fully enjoy the wedding after all of her hard work, which meant so much to me.
I cannot recommend Morgan Miller and Spreading Lovely enough and at the risk of writing the longest review, I will briefly say that she was an absolute joy to work with! Thank you, Morgan. You rock!
The best decision my husband and I made when we began planning for our wedding was hiring Morgan Miller. Self admittedly, I was a bit of a lost and confused bride when it came to planning our big day. I had a vision and a feeling for what I wanted the day to be but I had no idea how to take all my ideas and make them happen. Morgan took the time to get to know my husband and I, our story, our hopes for the day and took what felt like lofty wedding dreams and made them a reality. Not only is Morgan organized, efficient and engaging, she executes. Once I saw her begin her work on our wedding and the guidance she gave my husband and I on venue selection, photography and catering (to name a few) I knew we were in the best hands possible. I happily relinquished decision making on significant aspects of our wedding to her because I knew that not only I could trust her to execute on our vision but that her impeccable taste would pull everything together beautifully.
Morgan coordinated our wedding weekend perfectly. She provided us with weekly updates on actions we needed to take throughout the entire planning season and was always available to answer questions we had. Her attention to detail and ability to anticipate any potential issues (either with family logistics, weather, forgotten tuxes, shoes etc.) made our wedding day and weekend go off without a hitch. I didn't have to worry about a thing because I knew we were in her hands and she would handle any issue that may arise without missing a beat. It is because of Morgan that my husband and I got to focus solely on one-another and immerse ourselves in our celebration.
To say I enjoyed planning our wedding with Morgan is an understatement. I adored our time talking all things wedding and appreciated her regular pep talks when I began to feel overwhelmed. Morgan is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever come across. She is engaging and kind and you can't help but be drawn to her. Her energy and positivity is rejuvenating to be around and she made stressful moments of planning experience exciting and fun. I really got to enjoy the planning process because of her and I am forever grateful for that! Morgan is an amazing wedding designer and has an amazing aesthetic and eye for design, one that style impaired beings' life myself drool and fawn after. She has fresh and unique ideas on styling your wedding that truly makes your day unique to you and your fiancé, which I found invaluable. Morgan's talent for wedding design and wedding coordination will take her far and I cannot wait to see what she does next! Thank you for everything, Morgan!
My (now wife) "Blair M." wrote a lovely and honest review of Morgan below, and it made me want to reiterate something abundantly clear:
You do not understand what you're looking for if you're not looking for Morgan. You will look for different people in other areas of your work, because they pale in comparison to Morgan.
You may feel that planners are all the same, that they'll just look up vendors online, make some calls and emails for you, and maybe speed up some of the busy work. You think you're busy, and maybe this will help you get all the details done. Especially with weddings, you don't want to be too distracted on the day of, so maybe having someone to help would be good.
Let me tell you, as a past critic of the "wedding industrial complex," Morgan is not here to take money and do some busy work. She's here to define a new concept of quality that you didn't realize existed. Quality is the ally of schedule and cost, not the adversary.
She made our wedding something different and better than we could have done our own. She matched our communication style, and maintained professionalism with vendors that I'm not sure I would have been able to. She negotiated rates with everything and everyone, and brought something that we thought was out of reach into reality. The day of the wedding.. don't even get me started. Morgan was incredible.
Morgan taught us what it was to work with someone who takes their job and reputation seriously, and made me take a restock of what it means to be a professional in my own career.
Hire Morgan, and discover what you're looking for.
claudia, mother of the bride
We recently worked with Morgan and her company, Spreading Lovely for our daughter's wedding in Mill Valley. There is no doubt that it was the very best decision we made two weeks following our daughter and son-in-law's engagement in the spring. Morgan was fantastic! She was very organized, creative, responsive, flexible to our needs and really, we could not have done it without her! This wedding was out of town for our family and guests, and Morgan was so knowledgable and helpful to our planning that it made what could have been a very frustrating experience, a breeze. She offered us wonderful ideas on design, and her organizational skills were exceptional. During the month before and day of the wedding, Morgan had every detail planned exceptionally well which allowed us to simply enjoy the moments. Thank you Morgan and Co. We compliment you, enjoyed our time with you, and recommend you enthusiastically!
kiira + daniel
Can I give 10 Stars?! Where to even begin? My fiance (now husband) and I decided to get married at my parents beautiful home and we had no idea how much work a backyard wedding would be. It is not for the faint of heart! We would have been lost without Spreading Lovely coordinating our big day.
I spoke to 17, yes 17, different coordinators because I knew that having the right coordinator was important for me and my family so that we could actually relax when hosting a 100+ party at our home. When I spoke to Morgan I knew she was the perfect fit. She is incredibly organized, responsive, but always relaxed, which was exactly what we needed. She is also incredibly sweet and has great taste, so I knew I could trust her to make everything look beautiful. So, the first reason I am incredibly grateful for Morgan was that she kept me sane and happy for the 6 months leading up to my wedding. The second reason I am incredibly grateful for Morgan was that she kept me relaxed on my actual wedding day! All of my bridesmaids, my hairstylist and our makeup artist all commented on how I was the calmest bride they've ever seen and it was because I trusted Morgan with all of my heart to have everything done perfectly. I enjoyed every moment of my wedding day and that is in large part due to Spreading Lovely. Like I said before, having a wedding that isn't at a venue can be incredibly stressful and difficult, but when it goes well it is SO rewarding and personal. We really couldn't have pulled it off without Morgan! She's also the kind of person you enjoy being around and was was so fun to work with!
Additionally, the fact that she allows couples to donate a portion of her pay to a charity of their choice says a lot about her kindness and generosity.
amanda vidmar designs
I'm a florist based in San Francisco and I had the immense pleasure of working with Morgan of Spreading Lovely on a photoshoot this year. Not only is Morgan an incredible wedding planner, she has a keen eye for design.
Morgan was highly organized when sending over the design inspiration for our photoshoot, and you could tell that all of the details would be taken care of. The design was fresh and chic and in the end, the experience was SO amazing. It was refreshing to work with somebody who is so passionate about her job!
She is sweet, funny, relaxed, and totally knows her stuff. If you want a stress-free, BEAUTIFUL wedding, Spreading Lovely is the way to go!
becca + julian
Morgan is INCREDIBLE! She was hands-down the best money we spent on our wedding. We knew we wanted a coordinator and I spoke to a few before connecting with Morgan on the recommendation of a mutual friend. We instantly clicked - she was relaxed, funny and knew her stuff, and was very reasonably priced from the research I had done (getting married in the Bay Area is expensive, sigh).
From the beginning she was extremely responsive whenever we needed anything - we hired her about 6 months before our wedding, and though we hired her for "month-of coordination" she made herself available to answer any questions or help out in any way she could from the start. When I say responsive, I mean RESPONSIVE - organized, helpful replies to all my emails within the same day, usually in less than an hour. When I get stressed, I tend to shoot off random thoughts in emails and Morgan was always patient and gracious in responding to all of my questions/concerns. In the month leading up to our wedding, Morgan was very actively involved in creating our timeline, confirming details, logistics, payment information with all our vendors, etc.
Morgan is so warm and has a very calming presence - she made us feel so relaxed during the wedding planning process and especially the weekend of our wedding - knowing someone as smart and organized as Morgan was on top of it took all the weight of planning off our shoulders and let us just enjoy the time we had with our family and friends. I have had multiple wedding party members and guests tell me how impressed they were with Morgan, just from observing her during our wedding. I can't say enough great things about her. She could run the world, and just wait until you see her super fashionista cell-phone holster for crunch time :)
We highly, highly recommend Morgan and Spreading Lovely. 110%!
kristen + tim
I have so many positive things to say about the wonderful & talented Morgan Miller that I may run out of space if Yelp has a character limit.
My wife (!!) and I decided midway through the wedding planning process that we needed help, and decided a month-of coordinator would be the best fit for us since we had already made many of the major decisions and just needed someone to keep us organized down the stretch and help on the big day. We got quotes from three different companies, and ended up meeting with Morgan first. She made our initial meeting super convenient for us (met us in SF where we live rather than her side of the Bay) and had a glass of wine with us. I noticed right off the bat that Morgan came to the meeting super prepared and organized - she had a checklist of things she wanted to discuss with us and was taking thorough notes. On top of that, she was friendly, personable, and had a really calm demeanor that I knew would come in handy when we started to freak out down the stretch. My wife (!!) and I decided over dinner after our meeting that Morgan would be a good fit and decided to move forward with her as our planner.
As soon as we broke the news to Morgan and got the ball rolling, it was clear that we made a good choice. Morgan's month-of package comes with access to a web-based wedding planning software that was incredibly intuitive and was pre-loaded with a custom wedding planning checklist that was clearly tailored for my wife & I's wedding. I can't tell you how helpful this was in keeping us on track. We referred to it a few times a week to keep ourselves on track.
Throughout the pre-wedding phase, it really felt like we got more than just "month of" services. Morgan was there whenever we needed help or had questions, was super responsive, and really went the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of. She took the initiative to reach out to our other vendors and coordinate with them without requiring much help or oversight from us. Things just got way, way easier once she was on board.
I guess the true test was the wedding itself (9/10/16 @ the Flood Mansion in San Francisco) and I am not exaggerating when I say it went just about perfect. I really mean that. No little hiccups even to speak of. For the most part, we were on schedule the entire day, there were no surprises for my wife or I; we had very little to-do other than enjoy ourselves. The decor was setup just how we wanted it (better, even). Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Morgan played a huge part in that. We could not be more grateful for her steady hand overseeing everything. I have no idea what would have happened had we not had her.
If your on the fence, get off the fence, and hire Morgan. She is a true professional and worth every penny (and more) of what she charges (which, by the way, was extremely reasonable). By far our favorite and most valuable vendor - and all of our vendors were GREAT - but Morgan was just that good.
Courtney + wally
Morgan was awesome and so, so helpful! Planning a wedding can be hard and stressful (and ours definitely was at times) but Morgan made it a seamless process from start to finish. She was especially helpful in offering vendor lists at the beginning and checking in with the vendors we chose in the final weeks leading up to the big day. We are so grateful we had her help to coordinate all of the different contacts and deal with last-minute changes and tweaks. She offers a definite peace of mind in a time when it is most needed!
Up until the wedding day, Morgan was incredibly helpful. But on the wedding day...well, that is a different beast altogether and Morgan was everything we hoped for and more. From coordinating a timeline for the vendors and guests to keeping everybody on track to basically making our entire day run as smoothly as possible and allowing us to enjoy every minute of it. If we had to plan the wedding all over again, Morgan would be our first call, hands down!
jess + jeff
If We could give 10 stars We would. There aren't words to express our gratitude but we will try. Of all the aspects of our wedding that went as planned and those that didn't (and turned out better!) the one that We are the most thankful for is having Morgan there to oversee it all and making this process one of love and trust. Her positive attitude and encouragement during planning when we had doubts and second thoughts about anything and everything were priceless and we couldn't have done it without her. Knowing that Morgan was there on our side/behind the scenes/overseeing/doing everything that day let all our worries fall away and truly enjoy the beauty and love of the event. Not to mention my Dad was so in awe of how sweet, calm and accommodating Morgan was with every special request and interaction with our guests be it friend or family.
danielle + erica
Morgan Miller is the best! She is responsive, organized, highly informative (yet not overwhelmingly so), a quick thinker, discreet, and completely enthusiastic for you and your big day.
I knew early on we'd need a day-of coordinator, so I asked my friend in the event coordination business who lead me to Morgan and a few others. I researched them all, reached out to a few, and Morgan was one of the first to reply to me. After a Skype interview, the choice was clear and the feelings were mutual.
What I really love about Morgan is that she's there for you throughout the entire process. Even though I only choose the day-of coordination services, I could email her as much as I wanted, knowing that she'd reply (usually within just a few hours!) with her experienced perspective and no-strings-attached recommendations. Before I hired her, I felt mired in to-do's and options for each part of the wedding. Her easy-to-follow (customized!) timeline allowed me to focus on what was important. Her advice & perspective liberated me to make informed decisions based on our vision & desires, rather than on tradition or obligation. And her organization and attention to detail let me rest assured that everyone -- from vendors to guests -- would be taken care of. In short, I was a much happier bride after I hired her. :)
On the morning of our 1PM wedding, despite all forecasts that suggested otherwise, it rained. Morgan's quick-thinking saved us: with our permission she purchased pop-up tents & extra umbrellas, ensuring that the trees didn't drip onto our guests or our vendors. At the end of the day, any unused purchases she returned herself and everything we rented was in its spot, accounted for, and ready for pick-up. Aside from the few times we checked in during the wedding day, Morgan made herself & her crew practically invisible, allowing us to simply enjoy our day with family and friends.
Had anyone told me a year ago that spending $3k on a DOC was worth it, I would have given them stink eye. Now, I can easily say Morgan Miller is worth every last penny.
brittany + ian
Morgan was responsible for day-of coordinating, follow ups with all my vendors leading up to wedding day, and she also ran the rehearsal. She went above and beyond in all her work! She was also more than willing to answer any questions I had during the planning process, providing lots of helpful tips and recommendations. I knew our wedding day was going to be in great hands with her and her assistants, and as expected, everything went off without a hitch! My husband and I didn't have to stress about set-up or tear down of decor and trusted that Morgan would ensure all went smoothly. Morgan is incredibly professional and included me in all vendor communications, as I requested. My husband and I HIGHLY recommend her services!
Chloe + Teddy
We hired Morgan of Spreading Lovely for our December 5, 2015 wedding of 150 people in Piedmont, CA.
Working with Morgan was a delight. She is incredibly hard working, detail oriented, and professional. Our wedding involved a complicated rain plan and other complex logistical components, which Morgan handled effortlessly. We were completely relaxed on our wedding day knowing that Morgan was handling everything beautifully.
Morgan has a great personality - very friendly, easy to work with, enthusiastic, and charismatic. She checked in with us regularly, handled every detail, and provided excellent vendor recommendations. In fact, numerous wedding guests asked me for Morgan's contact information and for referrals for other vendors I worked with (all of whom Morgan introduced me to). We couldn't have been happier with how the wedding went - everything fell into place and we had an amazing day with our family and friends. Morgan was essential in making our wedding day so special, and we strongly recommend her.
Hannah + Ben
Oh my gosh Morgan is amazing. Morgan was our Day Of coordinator and she was incredible. She was so organized and helpful leading up to our wedding day, so sweet and on task with our crazy families, and made our wedding the best day ever. I cant express enough how professional, organized, communicative, easy going, and seriously so sweet Morgan was. Her assistant Dave was also wonderful and they went above and beyond. I did like nothing, which was amazing and when I walked out to see how she set up the venue it was so beautiful. I highly HIGHLY recommend Morgan as a wedding planner. Your wedding will be awesome with her there. Spreading Lovely is THE BEST.
Olivia Richards Photography
Morgan is such a fun, positive, and sweet girl! I recently worked with her on a styled wedding shoot, and she was so easy to work with. She pays attention to all the small details when planning, is very well organized, and always kept me up to date through the entire planning process. I loved that she was always open for anything and really cares about everyone else's ideas. Even when we ran into a few bumps throughout the day, she kept positive and always had a back-up plan ready to go! Morgan is just the BEST, I cannot wait to work with her again!!
Olivia + Chad
Morgan was my wedding planner and day of coordinator for my wedding in August. I was so happy with her enthusiasm, professionalism, positivity and willingness to go the extra mile during every step of our planning process. She met with us monthly to discuss all aspects of planning, and checked in regularly. She has great communication skills. She made sure the day went smoothly and all guests, family, and the bridal party were on schedule and happy. We couldn't have done it without her.
Diana + Matt
Morgan was instrumental in helping to plan our wedding. She is incredibly warm and well organized, and we couldn't have been happier with the services we received.
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