We cannot recommend Gabi and her team strongly enough to coordinate your wedding day! We met with a few potential coordinators, but we decided to go with Gabi because we could tell from meeting with her that she was well-prepared, easy to work with, and committed to making our day run as smoothly as possible -- and we are so happy we made that choice, because she was everything we were looking for! We went with the month-of coordination package, and it was definitely much more than just day-of coordination. Gabi and her team were so helpful with preparing a timeline, coordinating with our vendors, and making sure that everything was taken care of so we could have a stress-free wedding day. Because we trusted Gabi to take care of all of the moving pieces throughout the day, we were able to focus on enjoying our wedding day and live in the moment without worrying about distractions -- and that is truly priceless. Our day felt so perfect and we can't imagine pulling it off without Gabi! We recommend Joyful Day Weddings for anyone looking for a coordinator -- it'll be the easiest and best choice you make.

MC & Chuck

Gabi was the best investment we made when planning our wedding day! Her attention to detail, empathy, industry knowledge and easy going personality made every decision so easy and seamless! About mid-way through the wedding planning process, I was in a terrible accident that resulted in two broken arms and some head trauma. Upon hearing the news, Gabi immediately jumped in and took charge to keep the planning in motion while I spent the summer recovering. Because she took the time to know our vision from the very beginning, I had full trust in her to make decisions on our behalf. I honestly can say that I do not know how this wedding would have happened without her!

Kelsey & Reed

client reviews

Hiring Gabi was the best decision we made when we started planning our wedding!! She is an incredible wedding planner. She coordinated a million details for us so we could enjoy every minute of our wedding day. We are so grateful for Gabi!!

Maren & Ryan

Gabi and her team far exceeded our expectations and made our wedding day perfect! Gabi was an absolute joy to work with - knowledgeable, creative, efficient, and passionate about helping us. Thanks to her, the wedding planning process was as stress free as possible and we were able to thoroughly enjoy our ceremony and reception. I highly recommend to all family and friends; you will not be disappointed and will be blown away like us! - Maureen

Gabi was awesome. She made everything run smooth from the start to the finish. We were blown away at how efficient she made everything seem. She took away the guessing and we felt comfortable leading up to the wedding instead of anxious. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with planning a wedding. - Michael

Maureen & Michael

If you are unsure of who to select as your wedding planner or are trying to decide if you even WANT a wedding planner – I’m here to tell you that Gabi is worth every single penny (and even more, in my opinion!) and I couldn't imagine my wedding without her. She is everything you’d want in someone who is planning the most important day of your life – kind, approachable, positive, organized, detailed, and flexible. She is calm, cool and collected – something every bride (and mother of the bride) needs! She is on top of everything and could answer any question that day coming at her from every angle. Gabi floats seamlessly from one thing to the next, ensuring that every single detail is taken care of. My wedding would not have been the same without her. After getting married, I realized that you end up spending more time with your vendors than any of your wedding guests, and I’m SO thankful I chose vendors that were not only incredible at their job, but also amazing people you just want to be around! I’m so grateful for Gabi and her team and would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner in the Twin Cities area.

Nicki & Jon

Gabi was incredible to work with for our wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis. She helped to bring our vision to life which ended up being the most perfect day we could have ever asked for. Our wedding party even joked that the worst thing about our wedding was that it was TOO perfect! She was extremely helpful in educating us about wedding industry standards and promptly followed up with any questions or concerns we had along the way. We met with other wedding planners before we made the decision to work with Gabi but chose her as she was excited about our day no matter what our budget or vision was (in comparison to some other planners who came off as arrogant and/or condescending). She flawlessly executed plus went above and beyond in all aspects. Our big day was everything we could’ve hoped for and more. Shout out to Gabi for being awesome, we HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend hiring her! Thanks again, Gabi! Love, Dana & Elliot

Dana & Elliot

Gabi was honestly so amazing to work with and I'm so grateful that she was a part of our wedding day. She was with me for the entire wedding day itself and made everything stress free and fun. I would highly recommend her to guarantee a seamless and perfect day!

Gaby & Jordan

Literally won't have enough room here to praise Gabi and her amazing team! We met for the first time to network and see how our businesses (I'm a wedding photographer) could work together. Our business meeting soon turned into a wedding consultation and since day one, I couldn't imagine hiring anyone else for our wedding day. Honestly, when we met, I wasn't planning on hiring a planner. We were going to "save the money and do it ourselves". Turns out our wedding would have been SO STRESSFUL if we didn't hire Joyful Day Weddings. Gabi and her team coordinated timelines, payments, deliveries, did pick ups and drop offs, tear down, room flips, and more. We literally have no idea what we would've done without hiring a planner!! Take it from me, future brides, BOOK THEM. You will seriously thank yourselves the day after your wedding when you realize your friends and family could enjoy the reception and not tear down and pack away all your fragile decor. Being a bride and a wedding photographer, I can hands-down say that Joyful Day Weddings is the BEST in the business and I would recommend Gabi and her team 11 times out of 10. Superior service, outstanding communication, knowledgeable insights, and the best of the very best out there. Thanks so much, Gabi + team! You made our day SEAMLESS and so perfect!

Amanda & Wesley

Gabi was in charge of our wedding in August, she and the entire team did a wonderful job. She was organized, worked so hard, and she had a smile on her face the entire time. She was fun to work with and constantly asked if I needed anything. Everything I asked for was, “no problem- I will take care of it!”

Kathryn & Kevin

Gabi is a dream to work with! I just worked with her for my wedding at the MIA on Nov 10th and she was extraordinary. She went above and beyond the entire day and through out the process. Not only is she highly competent, but she's also a sweetheart and the type of person you want to have around you on the biggest day of your life. I'd highly recommend her to anyone!

Jane & Chip