Ang Weddings and Events has been a New York Magazine Weddings Editor's Pick since 2012, a member of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book since 2012 and a recipient of Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award 2013 and 2014. Here are some testimonials from our clients, which you can also read on Wedding Wire and Yelp.
Hiring Tzo Ai was the best decision we made! She is an incredible wedding planner-- organized, calm, professional and patient. My wedding day went off without a single hitch, and everything ran according to plan. Any bride would be doing themselves a huge favor by hiring Tzo Ai, she's fabulous. I had a blast at my own wedding... which I was told would be impossible, too much stress and too many things to worry about. No so with Tzo Ai, I was able to be present at my wedding and really enjoy every second without worrying about my vendors. I wish I could hire her and do this all over again!
- Melanie, The Bowery Hotel Wedding
Both of our loving parents are very frugal and/or hyper-OCD-critical, yet they admitted that booking with Ang Weddings was an absolute blessing! Book Ang Weddings before you start anything! We did for the full-year of planning, and our wedding was the happiest day! 1) By booking with Ang Weddings from the get-go, all of our vendors and style choices were harmonious and elegant. We had 300 guests, and every single guest complimented on the elegance of the wedding-even men! Elegance with 30 guests, kinda doable...black-tie event with 300 guests? not easy, but she did it so calmly and perfectly. 2) Tzo Ai handled all the worksheets, detailed questions from vendors, and multiple contracts thoroughly and always kept our values and interests in mind. She knows what to look out for to protect your interests (e.g., my privacy requests) and style choices. 3) We value efficiency because frankly, who's got the time in NYC...and Ang Weddings gets it all done efficiently. Because of her extensive experience and thoughtfulness, she provided excellent advice on everything- flowers, musicians, fonts, what to write for wedding paperie, and even tackled tough etiquette questions! I hope this review is helpful, because I wish I saw a review from a bride-like-me. I did not dream of weddings as a girl nor did I have a Pinterest account. Tzo Ai saved us a lot of time and a lot of stress. I could keep my corporate attorney day job, and we pleased not only hyper-critical family members, but also strict kosher meal requests, strict vegetarian requests, and our request to include our dog in the wedding, all the while keeping the event FUN. On top of it all, Tzo Ai is kind and most thoughtful, and an absolute confidant. My father was really ill and it saddened me lots that he wasn't able to be with me on my wedding day...meanwhile I was getting crazy questions from all sorts of people. Tzo Ai reached out her hand and her ear. She truly is a blessing. Best of luck to all!
- Anna, 360 Tribeca Wedding
I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for the incredible job that you did at Pam's wedding on Saturday. I know that there was a lot of work done prior to the Big Day/Night, but the actual coordination and work that you and your assistant planners did on Saturday was amazing! The event was flawless and that is due in large part to you and your team. Your coordination skills are awe-inspiring and you seemed to be everywhere at once, anticipating what needed to be done. Thank you for making this most important day as relaxed as it could possibly be (for me, at least!)
- Mary, Mother of the Bride, Central Park Boathouse Wedding
After realizing we needed someone to assist with planning our wedding, our search landed us to Ang Wedding's and Events. This was single handedly the best decision we made during the entire planning process. We had a unique situation of planning a wedding in New York City from Los Angeles and Tzo Ai helped us every single step of the way. She customizes her services to the requirements of each couple and always goes the extra step to make sure her clients are assured and satisfied.
She is extremely thorough, detailed and her experience dealing with numerous vendors has helped us out of some difficult situations. Tzo Ai was always a telephone call or email away, often answering our emails late into our evening, despite our time difference! Although she did an exceptional job during the planning process, her true brilliance shined during the day of the wedding. Her and her assistant, Lauren, were 100% committed to making sure our special day ran as smoothly as possible. Their calm demeanor kept hiccups seem like nothing. They work tirelessly behind the scenes and they proved their value time and time again.
If you're on the fence with deciding which planner to go with, the decision is easy, go with Ang Weddings and Events.
- Jenna, W Hotel Union Square Wedding
Our photographer had mentioned it might be helpful if we decide to hire a last minute month of coordinator, and let me just say, that was probably one of the BEST decisions we made. The next best decision was going with Ang Weddings and Events.
Tzo Ai and her team were incredible. We were hesitant at first, thinking how hard can the logistics be - but when we had our first meeting with Tzo Ai and she started asking us questions we realized, "wow. we never thought of these things..."
Our day went off without a hitch. I often had friends telling me "Something WILL go wrong. Just roll with it." Well, aside from a difficult family member which was out of Ang Wedding's control, I can honestly say NOTHING went wrong (that we were privy too). Am I the first bride in history to say that? Who knows! What I do know is, I put complete trust in Tzo Ai as far as execution, design, set up - I DIY-ed a TON - and our venue was more beautiful then I could ever imagine.
And as far as the logistics of the day, I had Tzo Ai with me every step of the way. She has this calm, quiet, angel in disguise demeanor and moved things along beautifully -- but never in a pushy way. I realized quick I could have never done it without her! What bride wants to worry about timing? Brides should just sit back with a mimosa and enjoy the day.
Thank you, Ang Weddings!
- Emilee, Morningside Castle Wedding
I'm not sure how I would have managed to pull off our wedding without the amazing help and guidance from Tzo Ai. I don't think I've met a more organized, responsive, resourceful, and pleasant person. Tzo Ai always responded right away to all of my questions. She recommended great vendors when I was in need of suggestions. She also had great advice anytime I needed to bounce an idea off her. She was always super prompt for all meetings and her level of organization is unparalleled. But most importantly, the day of the wedding went so smoothly - I didn't have to lift a finger. Everyone kept telling me that no matter how much you prepare, something always goes wrong the day of the wedding and to expect it - but that never happened and I'm convinced it's because of Tzo Ai. She was such a pleasure to work with and hiring her was probably the best money we spent on our wedding!
- Sarah, The Liberty Warehouse Wedding
I'm a groom. The fact that I am providing feedback in itself should tell you how good Tzo Ai Ang is at what she does. My wife and I hired Tzo Ai for a month's worth of planning. During the time before the month arrived, Tzo Ai was very responsive when we had questions and also was very helpful with ideas when we needed suggestions.
Well before the month began, Tzo Ai sprang into action. A year prior to the wedding, she joined my wife for a walk-through of the venue. She also made sure to highlight important points that we needed to focus on in the months prior to the wedding. My wife is very organized, but Tzo Ai used her breadth of knowledge to take things to a higher level. Her attention to detail shined in the weeks leading up to the wedding.
She kept us focused on all of the important details. A crucial aspect for us was how well she handled problematic vendors with ease.
When our wedding day came, Tzo Ai and Lauren were a delight. I've been to several weddings where the coordinator was overbearing, which made the event laborious. Tzo Ai was calm, focused, and was always immediately responsive when we needed something. She even was able to quickly fix a family member's wardrobe malfunction. The event went so smoothly because of her excellence in management and coordination. We couldn't recommend her more highly.
- Sam, Liberty House Wedding
Tzo Ai's soup-to-nuts planning services exceeded my expectations. She is well-connected to a wide range of fantastic wedding vendors, so I was able to choose those which were the right fit for me and my wedding. She is unbelievably responsive, and super organized! These qualities (and more) made me so confident in her that it took away all the stress of the wedding planning process. I actually found the process quite fun!... Many many thanks to Tzo Ai!
- Allison, Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall Wedding
We hired Tzo Ai for our October 2012 wedding to do month-of-coordination and consult on the event design. She was one of the first people we hired, and one of the best wedding planning decisions we could have made. I cannot recommend Tzo Ai highly enough. She is professional, organized, analytical, and knowledgeable. (My husband especially appreciated her ability to translate the “wedding world” into plain English for us). In addition, she is unfailingly warm, enthusiastic and accessible – my emails were answered immediately and I felt like she was always available to talk through an issue, a decision or an etiquette question. Tzo Ai made us feel like our wedding was her number one priority throughout the entire planning process, not just the month of.
In the planning phase, she helped me brainstorm the overall design of the wedding and consulted with me on the florist meetings and paper products. Her recommendations were invaluable (her pitch perfect recommendations lead to our photographer, florist, makeup artist, invitation source…) – we were thrilled with everyone we worked with for the wedding, and without Tzo Ai, sifting through the various vendors would have been much more difficult. She helped us to form our vision for the wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with how the big day turned out – the event radiated warmth, elegance and love, and we had a wonderful time.
On the organization and coordination front, she was outstanding in every regard. From the outset, Tzo Ai inspired the utmost confidence. It was very easy to trust that she was handling the month-of details – from getting our final count to our venue to setting out our favors and running our rehearsal, from giving us checklists, timelines and the getting-ready schedules, she took care of everything. As a result, we were able to sit back and enjoy all the events leading up to the wedding and the big day itself. Simply put, Tzo Ai is exceptional.
- Maggie, Harvard Club of New York City Wedding
Hands down one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning was hiring Tzo Ai and her team. I am a hands on person and wanted to be able to relax and enjoy my wedding day and the weeks leading up to it. Tzo Ai and her team member Lauren made sure every detail was perfectly executed with amazing calm and grace.
- Lauren, The Bowery Hotel Wedding
We really cannot thank you enough for everything. You made what could have been a tough situation into a minor blip. Your ability to move our wedding in 6 days is amazing. We really enjoyed working with you and will highly recommend you to our friends. Thanks for everything.
- Jeanie & Jody, The New York Palace Wedding
On a scale of 1 to 5, Tzo Ai Ang is a 10. The rating system above does not do her justice. She gave us excellent recommendations for vendors for the wedding cake, makeup, party rentals, and other vendors. Whenever we emailed her with a question, her response was almost instantaneous. She was always willing to take on any task. She made lists of everything that needed to be done, and followed up to make sure they were done. She was on hand during the wedding and reception, and at the disco party we held later in the evening, to make sure that everything went perfectly. And she had assistants to help at the wedding events who also were wonderful and great at getting things done. She enabled all of us, the bride and groom, and my wife and I (the parents of the bride), to thoroughly enjoy ourselves because we had confidence that every detail was under control and being looked after by Tzo Ai. We would enthusiastically recommend her services.
I hired Tzo Ai as my day-of coordinator for my wedding in NYC last month and couldn’t have been happier that I did. In the couple of months leading up to my wedding, she confirmed and made any necessary changes needed with my vendors. She was aware of every single detail of my rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. She was ALWAYS available and quick to respond to any emails or calls. If I had to summarize why I would 100% recommend her as a coordinator of any kind whether day-of or full planning, it would be that: a) she goes over and beyond the duties for which she is hired; b) she is by far the most detail-oriented person I have ever met and does not let a single thing fall through the cracks; c) she is extremely professional and calm; d) easily rolls with the punches and is able to quickly address any issues that arise. I can’t say enough how grateful I am to have hired Tzo Ai. Because of her, I was able to truly enjoy my wedding and not have to worry about a single thing. I have no doubt that anyone who hires her will feel the same way.
- Lisa, Church of St Joseph and The Bowery Hotel Wedding
I cannot praise Tzo Ai enough! We moved to Paris shortly after getting engaged, so I knew that I would need help planning a wedding from afar. After meeting her, it was clear that I had found someone as detail-oriented as myself that I could fully trust to execute my vision of our wedding day. She went above and beyond my expectations: she was super responsive to my 3am EST e-mails, accompanied me on multiple walk-throughs of the venue, and even helped my godmother find the perfect spot for our day-after brunch. I expected to be nervous the morning of the wedding, but I found I wasn't since I knew she would take care of anything and everything. My vendors have unanimously reported back that they loved working with her, and my mother can't stop talking about how wonderful she was. Kudos to Tzo Ai and her team for making our wedding day stress-free and amazing!
- Hadley, The Foundry Wedding
I hired Tzo Ai three months before my wedding and she proved to be an ideal event planner – smart, patient, organized and tasteful, with great attention to detail and an impressive ability to remain calm under pressure. She was flexible and generous with her time – I had numerous meetings with her individually as well as with vendors – and she was always early and perfectly prepared. She had great rapport with all my vendors but was, at the same time, a strong advocate for what I wanted, whether it was with an impatient florist or a skeptical seamstress. Most importantly, she is a dependable, hard worker who can execute a complicated plan five months in the making down to the minutest detail and without breaking a sweat. My outdoor ceremony and reception, which were in separate areas, took a great deal of preparation and coordination – 16 different vendors -- and thanks to Tzo Ai everything went smoothly. She is a big reason why my wedding turned out to be so beautiful and memorable. I feel lucky to have found Tzo Ai and have no reservations in recommending her to any bride!
- Anne, New Leaf Restaurant Wedding
Tzo Ai is the best wedding planner a bride can have. I hired her for the month of planning. I'm not a detail oriented person, so I enjoyed my part as the bride of picking out my dress, venue, menu items, cake, and designing my invitations. For the rest of the nitty gritty details, I let Tzo Ai manage and coordinate. Although I hired her for the "month of" planning, Tzo Ai made herself available throughout the planning process. Anytime I had a question or needed recommendations for vendors, she was just an email or call away, and her response time was very prompt. She also started planning the wedding and contacting the vendors well ahead of the one month point. In addition, she volunteered to come with me to my dress fitting, so she could learn how to bustle my dress. Aside from being a great manager, Tzo Ai has an eye for style. She really got the look that I was going for and recommended vendors that provided the style I was trying to create. On the day of the wedding, she was a calm presence, efficiently making sure everything went smoothly. Tzo Ai even had a plan B for the 20% chance of rain that I was so concerned about and never happened. All my vendors reported back that they loved working with Tzo Ai. My makeup artist even made a point to say that she had never worked with someone who was so prompt, organized, and pleasant. She was more used to planners that are divas and barked orders at people. Hiring Tzo Ai was the best decision I made in this wedding planning process. Knowing I could trust her to make sure everything went accordingly, allowed me to really relax and enjoy my special day.
- Samantha, Andaz 5th Ave Wedding
First of all, I never write reviews for anything. But for Tzo Ai and her team I feel like this is the least I can do for making my wedding day the most special and memorable day of my life. Throughout planning Tzo Ai was patient, calm and attentive. She answered/ listened all of my stupid questions and worries, coordinated with 2897174 vendors as my venue was a raw space (The Foundry LIC). She literally had the day planned by the minute. And to a control freak like me, she is a gift from god. On the wedding day she arrived with two of her (beautiful) assistants and made sure everything was perfect. Even my fiance, now husband, who was opposed to having a planner in the beginning said hiring Ang Weddings was the best thing I did. Do yourself a favor and hire Tzo Ai for a perfect wedding day!!!!!
- Jiwon, The Foundry Wedding
I hired Tzo Ai as my "day of" wedding planner. I could not be happier with the service she provided. Tzo Ai is such a nice and polite person and is an incredibly hard worker. Thanks to her I was able to fully enjoy my wedding day and the weeks leading up to it. She knew all of the details and helped me coordinate everything from my rehearsal, to the wedding and the after party. Truly incredible!
Tzo Ai provided much more than just the "day of" planning. She began reaching out to my vendors a month before the wedding, which let me relax and enjoy the last weeks of my engagement. It was so great to have her help, I only wish I had hired her sooner!
I fully recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. My entire family loved her and she made sure to take care of not just me but my mom, aunts and bridesmaids to make sure that everyone was happy and comfortable the day of the wedding. Even the smallest details like having nail polish for when my nail chipped and carrying chalk to color over any spots on my dress before the ceremony, she is the best!
- Vanessa, Church of Our Saviour and Cipriani 42nd Street Wedding
I hired Ang Weddings and Events for our big day last month - and I have to say, that decision was the very best one I made while planning my wedding! Tzo Ai is the consummate professional - on the ball, creative, energetic, and trustworthy. Being a financial analyst with limited time, I felt fully confident leaving many of the details in Tzo Ai's hands, as I knew that anything I sent her way would be well-executed and accomplished with care. My wedding had the added complication of being out-of-state (in California) - Tzo Ai took the challenge in stride, and was so well loved by my vendors that my site coordinator jokingly asked me if there was any way I could talk her into moving to Los Angeles! Also, on the day of the wedding, Tzo Ai was so well prepared that when my dress strap unexpectedly snapped, she immediately pulled out a needle and thread, and had me back on the dance floor in no time. I know that my wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to Tzo Ai, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
- Anne, The Athenaeum Wedding
Coming from a large family (I am the youngest of six and my husband the youngest of five); I never thought I would need or want a wedding coordinator. I mean with all those people, surely we would have so much help but when we started looking over the events of the day and all the details, all I could think about is how in the world can you do all this AND be relaxed AND have an amazing, fun wedding day. Although I didn’t know exactly what a wedding coordinator did, I thought it was worth looking into and could not be happier to have found Tzo Ai! From the very beginning she put me and my Mother (which is hard to do) at complete ease! She is extremely professional, polite, detail orientated and just overall fun to be around. From the hotel to the Church to the reception, she helped get me organized and made sure that all I had to worry about the day of the wedding was having fun. Every one of our vendors went out of their way to say what a pleasure it was to work with her. As our band e-mailed us after the wedding, “Tzo Ai was fantastic! She was professional, kind, and accommodating.” If you are looking for someone to not only help you with your wedding, but someone who will do it with the highest level of professionalism and class, then I highly recommend hiring Tzo Ai!
- Meghan, Church of St Andrew & Bridgewaters Wedding
Our wedding would never have happened without Tzo Ai. Almost 3 years into our engagement, we only had a wedding date. Obviously this wasn't a priority for us, but we wanted to throw a fabulous event nonetheless. Tzo Ai researched and priced all vendors (venues, flowers, photographers, make-up, calligrapher, paper goods, etc...) taking our ideas, preferences, and budget into consideration the entire time. She presented the choices and we picked the ones we were interested in. Even though we were operating under a fairly aggressive timeline, she didn't pressure us to decide. She arranged and was present in all vendor meetings and negotiated contracts on our behalf. Throughout the process she stayed on top of every loose end. On the day of the reception, in the worst October weather in New York City in 200 years (thundersnow!?), Tzo Ai was a calming force. Everything turned out as we hoped -- except the weather but only because Tzo Ai had no control over it.
- Teresa, Per Se Wedding
We hired Tzo Ai as the "day of" coordinator for our daughter's wedding in Manhattan. That was the best decision we made for the wedding. She did far more than "day of" coordinating. She was the single most important reason that we were able to enjoy the wedding. We were completely confident that she would see to it that everything went as planned. There was no stress, we were actually guests at the wedding too, not hosts running around checking everything and fussing over details.
After we decided on our vendors and had our contracts, we sent Tzo Ai our contracts and then she took over all the responsibility to see that everything went as planned. She did all the communication with the vendors and had an amazing time line for the day to see that everything went smoothly. Anytime an issue arose, all we did was contact Tzo Ai and she solved it.
At first, we questioned whether or not we needed a coordinator, since we had already chosen our vendors. But you have no idea all of the details involved in wedding planning! Tzo Ai thought of things that had never occurred to us and she was prepared for anything. It was the best value of any money we spent for the wedding.
- Jean, Mother of the Bride, New Leaf Restaurant Wedding
We couldn't have been happier with the wedding, you were amazing! We can't thank you enough for all you did for us, the day went so smoothly, I'm certain that was thanks to you! I'd be happy to refer you anytime. Thanks so much for everything!!!
- Katie, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts Wedding
We live overseas and hired Tzo Ai for our wedding in New York, mostly for day-of coordination. She went above and beyond our expectations - she was always available, responsive to emails seemingly at all hours of the day, and was meticulously organized. She was never late to a meeting, was always perfectly prepared, and anticipated needs that we didn't even know we had. She took the initiative to contact our vendors directly and made sure the whole process went smoothly and is not afraid of doing even the little things herself to make sure they're done right. We would highly recommend Tzo Ai for any event planning needs.
My husband and I, two very busy and disorganized procrastinators, hired Tzo Ai and man were we glad we did. She met with us several times prior to the wedding and treated us with the utmost professionalism each time, and she always answered our emails promptly. She worked tirelessly to make sure our wedding was perfect. She kept track of how much we owed and to whom, she asked us about details of the wedding we didn't even know we had forgotten to plan, she negotiated problems that arose with our vendors, and she had a meticulous timeline in place for the day of. The forecast was 60% rain (outdoor wedding), and though it ended up not raining, Tzo Ai had prepared and was ready to implement a Plan B for us just in case. On our wedding day, our family was able to relax and enjoy the day 100%, not needing to think of any details since she had them all covered. I would recommend Tzo Ai with no reservations whatsoever!
- Marianne, New Leaf Restaurant Wedding
Tzo Ai was instrumental in planning our wedding from the day we got engaged to the day we got married. Given that our wedding had both chinese traditional component and western component, the wedding was an intensive whole day affair. Tzo Ai made sure that each part of the wedding went as planned. We had a great time at our wedding and we attribute that in no small way to Tzo Ai's masterful planning. We had a relaxed and fun wedding and we are really thankful for everything she did for us, in particular, peace of mind. She is efficient, calm, tasteful, detail oriented, professional and friendly. She is like an oasis in any wedding chaos. We highly recommend Tzo Ai.
- Carrina & Moses, St Anthony's Church & Cuisine Cuisine Wedding
We approached Tzo Ai to help with certain aspects of planning and organising of our wedding and we were incredibly impressed by her professionalism, dedication and insight to make sure the special day went as smoothly and as wonderfully as possible. We are especially grateful for her advice during the planning and above all, her cool headed presence to keep us calm on the day! The day really flies by and having someone on hand to oversee that things tick over smoothly is invaluable.
From the planning stages through to the actual day, she was always on hand to offer her suggestions and isn't afraid to voice her opinions from a knowledgeable and understanding perspective. On the preparations, we took her advice about numerous suppliers - little insights such as what personal touches for decorations would work well with our set up and so on, which only a really experienced planner would be able to provide. On the day, she made sure all the logistics ran smoothly, was on hand to liaise with the suppliers, the venue and toastmasters so that everything from timing of key events, payment, queries from suppliers to positioning of decorative items were all taken care of discretely and without our involvement so we could really enjoy the wedding.
I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending her company to friends. Having an experienced planner like Tzo Ai really adds to the depth of the wedding and makes sure things run smoothly on the day, provides the voice of experience when you really need some reassurance that things will work out fine!
- Jenny, Buxted Park Wedding
My daughter was married last month and it was an elegant affair! Everything went beautifully and my daughter can be very proud of her vision. One aspect of the wedding that took me by surprise was the fact that she enlisted the aid of a wedding planner. I was not really sure whether or not we needed a wedding planner since both of us tend to be organized. However, now that all is said and done, I must admit that having Tzo Ai on our team made life a lot easier. It is amazing how many details there are to remember when it comes to planning a wedding, especially during the event itself. Tzo Ai was invaluable in keeping us informed as to correct protocol, on helping us to confirm dates or orders with the various vendors, on helping us to find needed professionals (such as a talented make-up artist), and especially in coordinating a timeline for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding day itself and making sure that all went according to plan. Because of Tzo Ai's expertise, we were able to focus our attention during the actual celebration on enjoying each moment and interacting with our family and friends, not on worrying about details. Since then, I have received positive feedback from both the coordinator at the reception site as well as the florist concerning Tzo Ai's professionalism and helpfulness. It is with gratitude for a job well done and much respect that I recommend Tzo Ai Ang as a top-tier wedding planner!
- Nancy, Mother of the Bride, The Athenaeum Wedding