words from our clients
'Syrie was by far the best money we spent in our wedding planning budget -- where to begin!! I never thought I would be the type of person to hire a "wedding planner," but early on in the process it became clear we would need help navigating all of the vendors and coordinating a 200 person wedding. Syrie is so much more than a "wedding planner." She is a queen, a boss, an icon; she knows literally everyone in Buffalo and makes s***t HAPPEN. She helped us run interference and get speedy answers from our vendors (who are often swamped dealing with many other clients and weddings every week), helped us to get special pricing on certain things we really wanted, and truly helped create the feel and vision for our wedding day. Her style is impeccable and she knows how to deliver the most bang for your buck -- I especially appreciated she steered us away from things that would have been a waste of money and was so creative in allowing us to deliver the most impact without throwing money at every issue that was presented. Some of our coolest ideas we get no credit for, they were all Syrie! From being there to bounce my ideas off of at all hours of the day, to putting together the final details in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to our wedding, Syrie went above and beyond. I trusted that everything would be handled the day of the wedding and everything was a dream thanks to her. On the day of, she included lots of little surprises and special touches that made us so happy (hello, a delicious giant plate of all of the cocktail hour apps and food we missed while taking pictures she had waiting for us at our sweetheart table!). The day of was absolutely flawless thanks to Syrie! We, and our friends and families, were able to enjoy the day while she made everything go off without a hitch. We truly could not have done it without her and our day would not have been the perfect day it was without everything she did for us. I love that when I think back on my wedding day, I am filled with happiness thinking of how perfect the day was and how there were no nightmare issues you often hear of at weddings, thanks to Syrie! Hire Syrie and don't look back, you will be SO happy you did! THANK YOU SYRIE!!'
Lexi Lugo, Social Maven Bride
'When I started planning my wedding, I wasn't sure I needed a planner. After talking to friends who had recently gotten married, I realized that I should at least look into it. I found Syrie's info through Google and I thank my lucky stars I contacted her! She let me customize a package that worked for me, which ended up being a sort of month-of/day-of combination. I can't stress enough how invaluable she was in the days leading up to the wedding (and on the actual day of course). She helped me think through every aspect of the day and plan out all the little things that I would never have thought of. On the actual day, she was a miracle worker: organizing all of my decor, setting up all the tables, chairs, coordinating with the florist, site manager, etc., organizing our bridal party, taking care of cards/gifts ... the list goes on! I seriously didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day except for getting married. And, my mother was able to relax and enjoy the day too! There were moments leading up to the wedding when we looked at each other and said, "OMG what we would do without Syrie?!" So long story short: have Social Maven help you with your wedding. You'll be so glad you did!'
Rachael, Social Maven Bride
'THANK GOD FOR SYRIE!!!! Honestly, I would give her 10 out of 5 stars if I could! At the beginning of our wedding process, I was feeling pretty good about not having a planner involved because I had a firm grasp on our design/theme/most little details. But then vendors happened. I knew I was never going to be able to fully enjoy my day if I was stressed about making sure things went smoothly or even get done the way I envisioned. My photographer, who fully understood my extreme Type-A-ness, said I needed to speak to Syrie because we would get along perfectly. And we did! It took a bit of convincing to get my dad on board with the idea, but he ended up being the one who said "Thank God for Syrie!" the most! (He realized that the day of the wedding he would have been the one trying to get all the vendors in line and organized instead of living in the moment.) Syrie was able to customize a package for us, which was amazing, and was available at all times if I had a question or a minor freak out. Turns out, I really did need someone to tell me the day before the wedding to "Stop crafting, you're done." My husband was a little worried that the day of the wedding I would finally crack under the pressure of stress and anxiety of making sure our year of hard work came together perfectly, but he was shocked how calm and collected I was all day. And that was because of Syrie. If something happened with a vendor that day, I still don't know about it. All I know is that walking into the reception place was like walking into a dream. It was perfection. Even better than I ever could have imagined. With so many working parts of a wedding, something always goes wrong/doesn't pan out, but our day was absolutely perfect. Just being able to relax all day and trust that everything was taken care of made it all worth it. I tell anyone and everyone about Syrie and Social Maven. Plus she took the CUTEST pictures at our photo booth, I'd share them if I could! Get you a wedding planner who can not only coordinate a perfect day, but who can also fully enjoy the day with you as a friend.'
Kate, Social Maven Bride
'Syrie was an outstanding wedding planner. She was on top of everything and handled all requests and problems efficiently and very professionally. She made the day more special with her suggestions and her excellent management I would highly recommend her for your special day.'
Karen, Mother of Social Maven Groom
' Not enough words can say how awesome Syrie was!! Our wedding day turned out PERFECT. Syrie just understood it- she saw my vision and it worked! Every single thing about the venue, and our evening, was beautiful thanks to Syrie and her hard work. She made the day seamless, I didn’t have to think about a thing. I was truly able to enjoy my evening and every single moment that went along with the day. Everyone kept warning me “something always goes wrong on your wedding day, be prepared,” But nothing did!! Syrie's patience, knowledge, urgency, and attention to detail were impeccable. We could not have picked a better venue, and could not have asked for a better coordinator. Thank you for a stress-free day!!!! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to actually enjoy their event, and not stress!'
Kelsey, Social Maven Bride
'Syrie went so far above and beyond my expectations. She is a must-have source for anyone planning an event. She knows everything and everyone and gets stuff done. I could never have had such an epic wedding without her guidance and resources. Although she was only hired for day of planning, she was involved every step of the way. She was an unseen little wedding ninja the day of my wedding and made sure every detail was exactly as I dreamt it! She’s like 12 people in one. My family and I were able to enjoy the wedding and relax knowing someone was behind the scenes making sure nothing went wrong. I came to her with a big pile of crazy ideas for the wedding, and she found a way to make it all possible. She has loads of creative vision but still knows how to keep things practical and functional and on budget. Most importantly she isn’t afraid to work for you to make sure you get exactly what you want. Social Maven’s the total package for planning.'
Jessica, Social Maven Bride
'Where do I even begin?! Hiring Syrie and the Social Maven Team for our wedding coordinator services was the best money we spent for our wedding this past November. Syrie is on top of every single detail, super responsive, and will make sure your day is perfect! When my husband mentioned that the only thing he wanted for the wedding was a coordinator, I was at first unsure (I like to handle all the details), but after meeting Syrie I knew she could not only take on the job but nail it. She made herself so available to us above and beyond- she helped us choose vendors, provide opinions, offer suggestions along the full planning year, and also made our weekend run so smoothly. All we had to do was show up and focus on enjoying the day! Everything was beautiful and beyond exceeded any expectations we had! Hire Syrie & Social Maven- you won't regret it!'
Stephanie Szymczak, Social Maven Bride
'Syrie is a superstar and an absolute pleasure to work with! We used Syrie for day of coordination for our June 2016 wedding and she went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our day was executed as we had envisioned. I began working with Syrie about 6 months before the wedding. Even though I was using her only for day of coordination, she was an awesome resource throughout the wedding planning process. Before the wedding, she helped me walk through the rehearsal and the wedding day activities to make sure even the tiniest of details wasn't missed, attended appointments as needed, was always available through text or email if I needed advice or just a pep talk! She has great relationships in the Buffalo wedding community and was always willing to give recommendations or to inquire about details on my behalf. The week of the wedding she coordinated with all of my vendors to confirm timing and details, which was so incredibly helpful. She even face-timed with me the week of the wedding so she could see all of the items I had for the ceremony/reception and talk through the plan for setup, so everything would be just the way I had envisioned. She also attended the rehearsal, to ensure that ceremony participants and the bridal party were up to speed on their roles for the next day, which made me and my husband available to socialize and spend time with our families. The day of the wedding Syrie and her assistant worked tirelessly to make the day absolutely perfect. She kept me updated as needed, which was just enough to put my mind at ease. My husband and I, as well as our families, were so impressed with her energy and great attitude; she was one of our favorite memories of our wedding day. Making the investment in a day of coordinator is one of the best wedding decisions you'll make, especially if you work with our friend Syrie <3'
Jordin Staschak Tracy, Social Maven Bride
'Working with Syrie and her assistants at Social Maven was amazing. She was so organized from the start, and we could tell she knew what she was doing. She asks a lot of questions to make sure everything is set the way you want it, and covers things you may not have even thought about. Even though she had a wedding the day before mine, she sent an assistant to help prep the venue and help us with our rehearsal. She executed the day of the wedding with ease, and really helped make my dream wedding come together. Our wedding was very DIY (purchasing decorations ourselves, doing all floral arrangements ourselves), but Social Maven did all of the decorating and tear down on the big day so we didn't have to worry about a thing. I'm SO SO SO glad we hired Social Maven as a coordinator, best decision!'
Hanna Eimiller, Social Maven Bride