“We hired Joan about 6 months into our 18 month engagement. I had booked the place, the caterer and the priest/rabbi on my own but I started to get overwhelmed with all of the other ‘stuff’. I didn’t know what was a good deal, what questions to ask, what was important to think about etc. In came Joan. I let her know our budget and what I was looking for. She took the reins and narrowed down the hundreds of vendors to just a couple of each. We both went to the meetings and she helped me decipher all the wedding talk. It was great to have someone who knew the business and to ask questions. Since she has done this so many times she really knows what works and what might not. She never forgot about what I wanted for the day. Even if it wasn’t the best idea or the most logical, she never said no. She said would make it work. Which I thought was great.
When it came down to the week of the wedding, I think it would have been a disaster without Joan. She saved us from a horrible set up with the caterer (thanks to her diligent planning and follow up), made sure the photographer was there and had the schedule, supervised the reception set up (we had the ceremony and reception in the same room and had an hour to flip it). She even got our groomsmen to shut their mouths and listen at the rehearsal! She took over at the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew who she was and if anyone had ANY questions, do not ask the bride and groom…ask her. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. One thing I remember was when the DJ announced the bouquet toss. I had NO idea where I left it, I somehow found Joan and within 30 seconds my bouquet was in my hand. I really have no idea where she got it from.
I would hired Joan again in a instant. She was the best money we spent on our wedding. She is the reason we enjoyed and felt relaxed on our wedding day. You can really tell this is her passion and she takes her work seriously. No detail is too small to ask about and plan for. My only complaint is I wish I hired her sooner. I was in way over my head from the beginning!”