I contacted multiple San Miguel de Allende wedding planners with only 3 months of lead time before the big day. Gaby immediately set herself apart by being the most enthusiastic, responsive, and forthcoming with information and ideas (before we’d even signed a contract).
Throughout the entire process, Gaby continued to be accessible and accommodating. As someone who is unfailingly reliable and helpful, she never made us feel like our barrage of questions and requests were silly or intrusive. At every point, we were confident that she had our best interests at heart and truly wanted us to be happy. Gaby didn’t just plan and execute an event—she was instrumental in creating a magical experience both for us and our guests.
After the festivities, walking hand in hand through the beautiful streets of San Miguel, my new husband turned to me and said earnestly “This was by far the best night of my life.” If that’s not a glowing review, I don’t know what is. Work with Gaby. You’ll be glad you did.
— Katherine Menick, Austin TX
Gaby was a part of our dream day and she did a fantastic job in helping piece it together over the 8-9 months we worked together. Her local knowledge and team on the ground helped us a lot as we did not get to meet Gaby or see the venue until only 2 weeks before our wedding. Gaby was always available to contact on Whatsapp which is great when you are on the other side of the world! If she didn't have an answer straight away, she was honest in letting us know and would always find the answer and respond to our questions and needs which was important.
Gaby had a great team that was very helpful and efficient on the day of the wedding, we did not notice them but if anything needed to be done she was there right away and helped put the pressure on us to make sure we kept as close to the schedule as possible. Highly recommend Gaby to plan your wedding day
— Cassie Arauzo, New Zealand
Gaby was the perfect wedding planner for our February 2023 wedding. Having a destination wedding, creates an added level of stress because you are not able to be there or talk to vendors directly at times, and having Gaby there to walk us through the process made everything smooth. She was very detail oriented, stuck to our original budget, and captured our vision for the day perfectly. We truly felt like we did not have to worry about anything the day of the event, which made the whole weekend significantly more enjoyable and we could just relish the time that we had surrounded by friends and family as we showed them one of our favorite cities in the world.
Jean & John
Gaby, muchisimas gracias por hacer realidad tooooodas mis peticiones, por aguantar mis miles de cambios, por tenernos paciencia cuando no contestabamos y por solucionar nuestras inquietudes. Gracias a ti, la boda fue todo lo que yo me imaginado!!.
Te encargaste de todo para que yo me pudiera relajar y en verdad no sabes como te lo aprecio!!
Fuiste la wedding planner sent from heaven!!! La pase íncreible en mi boda porque confiaba que tu estabas encargada en cada detalle.
Muchisimas muchisimas gracias y para nuestra renovación de votos seguro que te volvemos a buscar!!
— Sophia Rivadeneyra, CDMX
Where do I begin?
From our Callejoneada, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day, Gaby outdid every idea and dream I had. My husband and I were blown away with everything! The flowers, the cake, the late-night tacos, everything was amazing, and we were speechless afterward!
I was planning from afar (in Texas,) and Gaby was always available, whether it was by email, messaging, and FaceTime. She is very professional, nailed every detail beautifully, and also kept us on time and on budget. She also answered EVERY SINGLE ONE of my questions...and she did so without making us feel silly or overwhelmed. She has a calm demeanor which helps in the craziness of planning a destination wedding.
Gaby has top-notch vendors too! The flowers were so beautiful, beyond what I imagined. I have a foodie pallet, and the chef’s food was incredibly good! I could eat the rice with our main dish every day! The baker got all of my requests and details just right! Everything came together so well, more than we ever imagined it would.
We wanted a wedding weekend in San Miguel de Allende that was incredibly fun, exciting, adventurous, filled with amazing food, filled with love, and a lot of laughter. When I look back on our wedding weekend, Gaby made this happen 1000%.
My guests still today cannot stop raving about how fun and beautiful our wedding was! My husband and I can’t either; it was easily the best night/weekend of our lives. Even my Dad, who is a man of very few words, said that Gaby did an amazing job and the wedding was perfect!
I highly recommend Gaby and would choose her again and again. You should too!
— Bonnie Kosler
San Antonio, TX
We spoke with a number of wedding planners when we began preparing for our wedding in San Miguel, and Gaby was absolutely the right choice for us. Over the many months we worked with her, she was professional, efficient, organized, and capable, and she was quick to respond to our many, many questions, staying in close contact over WhatsApp and making it clear she was always willing to video chat for longer conversations. She handled virtually all of the communication with most of our vendors, and it was such a relief knowing she was on top of everything; there are so many details and decisions that come with a wedding, and Gaby helped us save a lot of time, energy, and mental space by doing the bulk of the coordinating.
While we were visiting San Miguel for a planning trip about a year before the wedding, our original venue fell through (through no fault of Gaby’s), and Gaby helped turn what could have been a major setback into a blessing in disguise. She arranged a number of last-minute venue tours and helped us quickly rebook a new venue that ended up being totally perfect for us. She was also super patient with us throughout the entire planning process, staying flexible when we were indecisive or reconsidering details, and she even organized a second floral trial for us after we changed our minds about the design.
Throughout the wedding celebrations, which included three events over three days, Gaby absolutely killed it. Our guests raved about everything: The energy of the callejoneada, the stunning venues, the truly delicious food (I can easily say it’s the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding, and I’ve been to many — DO NOT skip late-night tacos al pastor!), the gorgeous decor, and the incredibly attentive service (seriously, the bartenders and servers were a joy to work with and made sure everyone had what they needed before they even knew they needed it) blew everyone out of the water. For weeks after the trip, our parents kept commenting on how flawlessly Gaby and her team pulled everything off, and we’re still smiling every time we think about the weekend. It was truly the most joyful and memorable time of our lives, and we’re so grateful to have had Gaby on this journey with us!
Meredith & Jacob
I cannot thank Gaby of Boda San Miguel enough. Gaby helped make all of our dreams a reality. She not only delivered, she went above and beyond, and exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks to Gaby, we had a fairytale wedding, in the most magical of cities, and my guests were in awe. She is highly organized, very easy to work with, extremely professional, and we could not have imagined a better person to trust on such an important day. She has years of experience, she loves what she does, and it shows. If you are planning a destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende, we highly recommend Boda San Miguel, Gaby, was the best wedding decision we could have made.
— Marcie Andrade, Los Angeles, CA
Gaby is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! In fact, words cannot do justice how invaluable she has been to Roman and I over our epic journey towards our wedding. Planning a wedding in general can be overwhelming and a bit stressful at times. But planning a destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende from California seemed almost out of reach for us, until we met Gaby. From the moment we met her, she instantly brought us out of a state of overwhelming panic and confusion. Gaby worked within our budget and our visions in mind with everything she did for us. She had personalized checklists, made every arraignment for our vendors with our interests in mind, and told us not to worry about countless things, as she did them for us. She was also constantly in touch with both of us to remind us of things we needed to do and always made herself available for a chat. Gaby saved us so much time and unnecessary stress that came with organizing our wedding, she is actually a lifesaver. Our wedding was amazing, and was practically perfect, and was everything Roman and I had envisioned for so long. Gaby was there from the very beginning coordinating everyone and everything: Church, Chef, Bar, floor staff, DJ, florist, furniture hire companies... not to mention arranging the site and coordinating 100 guests. Not only is Gaby ridiculously organized, she is an extremely genuine, caring and the loveliest soul you could meet. Her presence made EVERY difference to us before and during the wedding knowing we were in great hands. If you are looking for someone to assist with planning your special day, I honestly cannot recommend Gaby highly enough. Thank you thank you thank you!
— Sarah Dowell, California
It was a pleasure being able to work with Gaby. We live in Austin, Tx and we only had to go once to San Miguel before our wedding. She offered us excellent service from our callejoneada to our wedding day and was able to get us everything we wanted. She also helped us get the best prices from vendors. Her communication is what allowed for us to be calm and trust in her 100%. Any time there was a setback Gaby came up with a fast solution. She is extremely organized and is very good at what she does. We highly recommend using Gaby as your wedding planner. Thanks to Boda San Miguel, we had the wedding of our dreams and didn’t have to worry about anything the day of!
— Ale & Jéronimo, Texas
Diego and I got married in San Miguel de Allende on November 9, 2019. Half of the guests came in from out of town and the other half were already in Mexico. We are based in Los Angeles, CA, so we made it a point to hire a local wedding planner that would be our eyes and ears on the ground. We are happy to say, Gaby did more than just that.
From the beginning, Gaby was receptive and open-minded to our ideas and items on our wish list. She would find a couple of options for us which made it very easy to make a decision (i.e. flowers, candles, chairs, tables, etc.). She know the best vendors in town, so we knew we were getting quality, reliable service, which was one less thing to worry about.
We were married at the Belmond, so she also managed the relationship with the venue, which saved us a lot of work. She recommended a DJ company and reassured us it was the best in town - she was right. Her English is perfect so we were able to communicate with her over the phone, email, and WhatsApp without a problem.
In addition to our wedding day, Gaby coordinated the callejoneada the day before. She was the liaison with the town to make sure the roads were blocked off and everything went according to plan. Our guests loved it!
Honestly, the part I loved the most about Gaby is her confidence. Gaby knows what she is doing. She's not new to this and it showed in every way. I wanted someone who could execute my ideas and she did. Perfectly. She didn't have to ask me 100 questions, she understood what I wanted and just got it done. It took a lot of work off my plate.
To anyone that is thinking of having a destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende - please talk to Gaby. She will answer all your questions truthfully and give you realistic expectations from the very start. The fact that we had no surprises or setbacks during the entire weekend speaks volumes to what she was able to help us accomplish during our special weekend.
-Jessica & Diego
Los Angeles, CA
There are not enough words to describe how AMAZING Gaby is. I was a bride that came all the way from California and from the very beginning Gaby made me feel at ease and understood my vision for my wedding. Gaby always delivered and whenever a hiccup came about (on my part) she solved it with no problems. She created the most spectacular wedding and I could not be more grateful. Gaby is the BEST in the business and I could not have been more lucky to have had her organize my dream wedding.
— Bianna y Rafael, Los Angeles, CA
Tengo que agradecerte infinitamente todo lo que hiciste por mí el día de mi boda y principalmente durante el proceso, porque no es fácil organizar una boda de lejos, no hubiera podido hacerlo sin ti!
En serio gracias por ayudarme y darme los mejores consejos tanto de proveedores como de tramites, por darme calma cuando tenía ataque de nervios y por lograr que todo saliera mejor que como lo planeamos!
hasta el día de hoy después de 5 meses de la boda, la gente se sigue acordando lo increíble que estuvo y nada hubiera sido posible sin tu ayuda!
No tenemos palabras para agradecerte el trabajo extraordinario que hiciste para que
la Boda de Jenny y Daniel haya sido todo lo que soñámos y mucho mas!
Desde que te contactamos, nos dimos cuenta de tu carácter tranquilo y balanceado y
de tu actitud siempre abierta y positiva.
Nosotros que vivimos en Vancouver Canada, necesitábamos organizar este evento
desde lejos, que como todos sabemos es complicado y lleno de detalles, y tu fuiste
maravillosa, siempre atenta, escuchando y resolviendo todas nuestras dudas, siempre
cumplida y muy organizada contestando todos nuestros emails, conectándonos con los mejores proveedores
del area, dándonos toda la información necesaria para poder tomar las mejores decisiones,
y guiándonos para que no pasemos por alto ningún detalle grande o chico.
Todos estos atributos que tienes no tienen precio. No te conocíamos personalmente,
pero siempre nos inspiraste mucha confianza y conocimiento y eso nos ayudo mucho en todo
el proceso que aunque es muy emocionante, también tiene su parte de incertidumbre y riesgo,
sobretodo viviendo lejos.
La Boda resulto un sueño!! La decoración del salon, supero todas nuestras expectativas, todo hermoso,
Muchos invitados nos han comentado que ha sido la boda mas bonita a la que han asistido y sabemos que
tu fuiste la parte mas importante para que así fuera. Muchas Gracias!
Te queremos agradecer profundamente desde el fondo de nuestro corazón por tu increíble trabajo que
realizaste y los resultados que todos pudimos disfrutar y la tranquilidad que nos diste para que todo
saliera como esperábamos.
Mil, mil gracias!
Jenny, Daniel, Guillermo y Frida
Tel Aviv, Israel
“Gaby was extremely helpful and open minded during planning. She was transparent about pricing and I felt like she made our dream wedding come true while staying conscious of our budget. She was always responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and always tried to help make our vision a reality despite our very specific and often strange requests. Gaby remained calm and collected in the face of adversity and truly helped us navigate the ups and downs of planning a wedding this year. Our welcome party and wedding day went off without a hitch and we definitely have her attention to detail to thank. I keep saying I want to do our wedding over again and people think it is because it wasn’t what we wanted it to be, but I actually loved it so much that I wish we could live it all over again!”
Courtney and Jesse
Gaby was amazing from the moment I emailed her inquiring about having our wedding in SMDA. When we visited for the first time, she showed us different venues and drove us around the city before we had even made the final decision about the city, much less the wedding planner. Her generosity is apparent from the moment you meet her, which is something we were immediately drawn to. Throughout the entire wedding planning process she was extremely responsive, professional, and reliable. Our wedding ultimately had to be pushed back due to the pandemic and throughout it all, Gaby remained calm and updated me frequently on what was going on in SMA. She brought every idea I had to life and ultimately helped us create the wedding of our dreams in a venue that was incredibly magical. Every guest has been raving about the wedding since we got married and I always say, it’s all because of Gaby!
Lauren Armendariz, MD
Our wedding happened on August 7th, 2021, and from the moment we contacted to be our wedding planner, we knew we were in good hands. We live in Dallas, Tx, and that was not an issue as far as planning with Gabi. Her communication skills are amazing! As well as he organization, and ability to work with a set budget. She got everything we wanted, from the church, string duo, cake, make up, music, flowers, photographer/videographer (who was so cool, and took incredible pictures), drinks, tables, chairs, colors, venue, etc.… EVERYTHING WAS AND LOOKED PERFECT!
Gabi was always available for us and kept us updated about everything related to our day, not to mention, the speed she had to solve any issue that came up.
In addition, her personality made us feel very comfortable at all times, which made everything go so smooth.
We will recommend Gabi every time someone ask us for a wedding planner… She definitely loves what she does and that’s why she one of the best!!
Thank you, Gabi, and Boda San Miguel for our amazing Wedding, be sure that it was a day that we and our family and friend will never forget
Gabi & Emilio Silva
was instrumental in the success of our wedding. We worked closely with her; I visited San Miguel three times prior to the wedding but my wife was unable to cross into Mexico at the time and Gaby made herself widely available, whether through text, email, and video calls.
The wedding itself was more beautiful than we ever imagined. The staff was incredible, the food was impeccable and all the guests were pleasantly surprised at the unforgettable experience that was our wedding. For many, this was their first impression of Mexico, and the fact that they were blown away was something that was important to us.
Gaby is an experienced professional and has our full recommendation for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in San Miguel de Allende.
Thaira & Christian Tripp
San Diego, CA
Chelsea and Philip’s wedding was truly spectacular. Your work in planning the wedding was magnificent, and we appreciated your assistance, as well as your constant attention to detail. Practically everyone who attended remarked that they had never attended a wedding that was so much fun, well planned, and beautifully carried out. The entire weekend was momentous and memorable. I would characterize it as a happy occasion that awakened the soul and was extraordinarily fun for everyone who attended.
Our family appreciated your guidance, advice, ideas, and recommendations. Thank you for your work.
Mike Joseph (Philip’s father)
Oklahoma City, OK
We came down to Mexico from Michigan in the summer of 2020 after we decided to get married in SMA. During that first trip, we met with potential wedding planners and did a couple days of venue tours, and after spending a short time with Gaby, we knew that she was the person we wanted to plan our wedding. She was professional and realistic about what would be possible with our budget, and she saw that all of our concerns were addressed in finding the perfect venue for our special day.
Gaby was everything we could have asked for in a wedding planner. She was genuinely sweet, professional, prompt, reliable, calm, collected, and a total dream-maker. She was able to make our vision come to life, all while keeping us stress free on our big day. If she was stressed, we were completely unaware – keeping us at ease. Her attention to detail paired with her team of fabulous local vendors and caterers manifested an incredible wedding for us in ways we didn’t know was possible! We are so grateful that Gaby and her team at Bodas San Miguel de Allende put together our dream wedding.
We would HIGHLY recommend Gaby and her team to anyone looking to get married in the magical San Miguel de Allende.
Thomas and Cydney
"I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Gaby! She went above and beyond making our dream wedding a reality. It was truly a fairytale. Planning a destination wedding can be stressful, but Gaby made it a breeze and took care of EVERYTHING. Without a doubt, she made our special day what it was and there's no way we could have done it without her. Our guests are still talking about how it was the most amazing wedding they have ever (and probably will ever) attend. :) We will treasure the memories from our special day forever! All thanks to Gaby and her team!"
Chelsea & Kevin
We could not be happier with having Gaby as our wedding planner. Our wedding date changed three times due to the pandemic and each time we changed the date Gaby supported us and immediately started arranging everything for the new date. Gaby was great at communicating with us and very responsive which made the whole planning process very easy and enjoyable. Gaby's expertise and knowledge of San Miguel was key to making our wedding beautiful, memorable, and authentic! We loved the rooftop restaurant Gaby recommended for hosting our guests after the callejeonada. We were also blown away by the gorgeous decor for our reception, from the tarp to the hand painted dance floor, every detail was carefully planned. Gaby's overall organization made everything run smoothly and we were really able to just enjoy our wedding weekend!! Choose Gaby for an amazing wedding!
Mariela and Matheus
San Diego, CA
Gabriela made our dream wedding in San Miguel de Allende a reality. She was very professional and helpful and always made sure we understood all our options. She speaks fluent English and has a lot of experience working with American brides. The vendors she recommended were outstanding---the caterer, photographer, florist, DJ, string quartet, Church, priest and other venue recommendations she gave us were top notch quality. We coordinated most of the wedding preparations virtually in the USA and Gabby expertly helped us navigate the many ins and outs of the process through WhatsApp, emails and video chat. When we visited San Miguel, Gabby set up a delicious tasting for us, and toured us around several wedding reception venues. She has been in the business a long time and she knows the best vendors in town. We are very grateful for her help. Our guests were very impressed and happy with the wedding weekend and we had the best time of our lives. Thank you Gabby for making our intimate magical wedding a reality.
Ferjie and Chase
Mi querida Gaby ¡¿que te puedo decir?! con palabras que represente la gratitud que te tenemos, para nosotros fuiste una bendición.
¡La mejor! simplemente perfecta, no sólo por que nos diste la tranquilidad de volver a confiar y continuar con nuestra boda después de que otro anterior servicio de “WP” nos dejará de dar respuestas en media pandemia, y perdidos sin saber qué seguía con una boda en pausa te encontramos a ti y al instante en medio de la llamada sentimos que eras tú la persona indicada que nos llevaría de la mano a vivir nuestra boda en San Miguel de Allende. En todo momento nos diste un seguimiento cordial y eficaz, con sugerencias e ideas muy precisas que parecía que conocías nuestros gustos a la perfección e interpretaste con mucha facilidad nuestro deseo de cómo queríamos vivir ese día nuestra boda muy intima, romántica y mágica y así fue, con tu gran ojo y experiencia.
Para nosotros fue fabuloso tenerte de la mano cómo nuestra WeddingPlanner, en la coordinación y planeacion y sobre todo ese día, pues no era fácil viviendo en el extranjero pero contigo fue muy llevadero, verdaderamente fue muy buena experiencia, sin estrés, cero drama y muy fluido todo. Tú claridad y naturalidad para resolver los problemas, e inquietudes que surgen y atender peticiones es genuina y eso no tiene precio, desde la primera llamada hasta el último momento con la mejor disposición y gran ayuda.
Eres excelente Gaby, simplemente la mejor. Te escribo este agradecimiento con una sonrisa acordándome del mágico momento que vivimos y recuerdo que no nos preocupamos por nada más que disfrutar de ese gran día (justo cómo lo queríamos) y lo recordamos con tanto amor.
Gracias Gracias Gracias Gaby! Xoxo
Anabel y Manuel (México & Costa Rica
Our wedding was everything we dreamed of thanks to Gaby, her talent, her attention to detail and the great vendors she works with.
I knew I wanted to have Gaby as our wedding planner since the first time I spoke with her on the phone. It was easy to tell how experienced and knowledgeable she was and how much she loved organizing weddings in San Miguel de Allende.
We planned the wedding long distance yet she was always responsive and made our vision come true.
Every guest we spoke to raved about how beautiful everything was, many saying “It was the best wedding” they’ve ever been to. Everything went according to plan, there were no mistakes and we never had to worry about anything throughout the whole weekend.
Gaby: you will always have a piece of our hearts and our gratitude for making our wedding day unforgettable.
Lorena & Chris
Working with Gaby was an amazing experience for us! It can be very stressful trying to plan a destination wedding from afar but Gaby managed the whole process with ease and pushed us when we needed a push. From the budgeting and venue hunting process right through to the wedding week, we felt we were in good hands the whole way. She was onsite for all four days of our events, which was over and above our expectations! We certainly have a new appreciation for the hard work, level of effort and behind the scenes work that these wedding events entail. We likely didn't express enough gratitude at the time as it is such a hectic and exhausting week but looking back Gaby was even more sensational than we thought.
Taylor & Darren