As we have shared with you before The Special Day’s Biggest Fans are posts of real testimonials from our real clients. We want to bring you true and honest perspectives through their eyes… the couple, the bride, the groom, the family, the bridal party, the guest.. really, it can be anyone that considers themselves our biggest fans. Thank you Katherine & Terence for being our guest blogger and for being one of The Special Day’s biggest fans!
I found out about The Special Day through rave reviews on Wedding Channel. I had been researching for a wedding planner that was familiar with my venue, The Langham in Pasadena, since it was the venue that required a planner. I came across The Special Day and saw that Carolyn has done so many weddings at the Langham so I knew she would be familiar with the venue and its huge premises.
I was somewhat skeptical about hiring a wedding planner and was in total shock about the price but it was SO worth it. I am not one of those girls who has dreamt about her wedding since she was little and honestly I didn’t really care about those details for a wedding. So, I basically put all my trust in Carolyn and just gave her my opinion or input whenever she asked for it. Do I like these kind of flowers? Nope. Do I want seat covers? Eh… if you think so. Do I want charger plates? What are charger plates? That was pretty much me. So, I basically put everything in her hands and don’t regret it one bit. Everything turned out beautifully and when we saw the ballroom for the first time, we were thrilled beyond belief at how beautiful it turned out to be.
The main purpose for hiring a wedding planner is to not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day. And I really didn’t. I didn’t have to worry about how the ballroom looked, whether or not we were on schedule, where the gifts were going, etc. Carolyn and her team had everything under control. I even had my own personal “helper” on the wedding day. The Special Day didn’t just help me, either. My mom hadn’t realized that her skirt was see through, so Carolyn had someone run out and grab a slip for her!! Talk about service LOL
The hardest thing that I had to go through with this wedding was my budget. My budget ended up being twice what I was planning on. Carolyn was very honest with me from the beginning that my budget and what I was envisioning was not realistic. She told me she could make a wedding happen with my beginning budget, but with our taste, there was no way it would fit. So, we worked together and decided on what to forgo (like an extra course) and what was important for me to keep (photo booth, dessert bar, videographer).
I would definitely recommend The Special Day to others like me, who had no clue what a wedding entails. Carolyn informed me and guided me through every little detail. Without her, I would have been completely overwhelmed. She recommended vendors to me, and with her relationships with them, we got great deals. She always gave me her honest opinion and great advice on wedding etiquette.