"Best party planner ever! This was my first experience undergoing a large event and Gail Amster helped me through it, every step of the way. As I sit at a local Starbucks, nervous and not knowing what to expect, Gail walked in with her vibrant red hair and her South African accent, the warmth just radiated from her. I felt a connection, she immediately made me feel at ease and I knew we were in good hands.
Gail worked tirelessly on our bat mtizvah to make sure it was everything and more than we could have hoped for without a single complaint. She has many incredible connections inside and outside our community. If she recommends someone you will not be disappointed. Gail is honest, hardworking and easily one of the best decisions of the entire event! Once you decide on a budget she will keep you track. For any extravaganza, Gail is more than capapble and will not disappoint. She will help you navigate through the entire experiences. Having Gail at the party was priceless. She will keep everythning running smoothly so you can relax and enjoy the event.
It is wonderful to have someone with you throughout the process. She is funny, true, dedicated, and one of the most hardworking individuals I have ever met. Best decision ever!"
The happiest client, Stacy Lelah
"Gail recently helped me plan and execute a complex surprise party here in Las Vegas. It was to be an elegant evening with music and dinner reception at the pent house suite of an upscale hotel for about 100 invitees, many of whom came from out of town specifically for the event.From debating the format and options, from designing the invitations and sending them, refining the menu and presentation to ensuring a smooth delivery I must compliment her for a wonderfully successful endeavour. Without a doubt a true professional in her field."
"Gail did a amazing job planning my son’s Bar Mitzvah on 12/14/2014. Having Gail really took the stress off my shoulders. She made sure every little detail was taken care of on the day and night of my son’s Bar Mitzvah. I was able to really enjoy every moment with family and friends. The party exceeded my expectations. I would not have changed one thing it was perfect. Everyone had so much fun, kids and adults alike. The room looked amazing. The DJ and his dancers were unbelievable. Gail has great vendors. She always returned my phone calls or emails immediately. She met with me as many times as I felt necessary. She made sure everything was perfect! Thank you Gail."
"Working with Gail took away any anxiety from planning a large event. She offered constructive suggestions, and always looked for cost effective but classic ways to create the environment I wanted to present to my guests. Finally and most importantly, once the preparations were made, which included beautiful invitations, event programs and fabulous room decor, Gail pulled together all of the components of the event, guiding and directing food, activities and music so I could relax and enjoy spending time with my guests."
"Working with Gail Amster at Yours by Design was hands down the best decision we made! Gail made our experience so easy and fun to plan. She was very professional, helped us with every decision from invites to decor, food, the DJ, kids entertainment, venue and truly took every idea we had and made it possible, while staying on budget. Our daughter's bat mitzvah surpassed any idea we could have possibly had of what it would be, all because of Gail. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful it was. We keep hearing it was the perfect party!'
When I joined Red Rock Country Club as Director of Catering in 2007, I had to review all of our materials including our preferred vendor list. Gail was the only planner to remain on the recommended list. She remained on our list because of her attention to detail, willingness to listen to our clients while balancing realistic expectations, high quality details, professionalism, and overall organization that assists our mutual clients and our staff. Bring a planner or coordinator onto our property is helpful not only to clients, but in my position as well. There are also challenges if they do not know the property, staff, or understand balancing the expectation of the client with realistic execution for set up/details, timeline, and flow of the events, but with Gail I don’t have to worry!
Each time we work together, I know the clients are in the best hands possible. She takes what color, vision, scheme, and sometimes the lack thereof, and transforms it into the most memorable event!
I trust Gail so implicitly that our staff knows that they can go to her on day of for any direction or when situations arise that we need to quickly react. Her company is the one of the only that that I can whole-heartedly recommend because of her attention to detail; she is prompt when contacting our clients, following up during the planning process, and most especially, during the set up and tear down of events. Our Food and Beverage Director regularly comments on the level of service she provides when she come into our clubhouse and how she is always prepared, tidy, and work gently around our staff.
With a Private Country Club and our Members, our venue is not just a one-time venue. Often times, we will work with Member clients numerous times for multiple events and Gail understands the dynamic of a Country Club and how we need to exceed expectations not only for future events, but to ensure our Membership is well taken care of on their special days.
Gail has been my Jewish wedding/Bar Mitzvah go to person. While I have working knowledge of traditions and details specific to Jewish culture, it has been beyond helpful to have a planner that can guide the staff, myself, and even clients with the nuances for their events.
Hiring Gail will not only reduce the stress and work that is required pulling in each piece of the puzzle, but you will actually be able to enjoy the planning process and day of festivities! Your family and friends will have a liaison to answer their questions while you are able to mix and mingle and be center of attention!
Gina Putnam, Director of Catering, Red Rock Country Club
I would highly recommend “Yours By Design” as a party/ event planner! I hired her/them for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and my husband’s 50th Birthday Roast and both were huge successes!!! My daughter and I both worked with Gail Amster during the planning and had a blast!!! She was extremely easy and fun to work with! She offered a wide variety of options for every step of the process from choosing the general theme, invitations, DJ, decoration vendors, hotel accomadations and down to every detail and then made them come to fruition! It was a spectacular experience and I would hire her again in a minute!!