The Special Day’s Biggest Fans will be 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 Ting for being our guest blogger and for being one of The Special Day’s biggest fans.
If I could only give one word of advice to any soon to be bride it would be to get a professional wedding planner before you start any of your planning. The best investment I’ve ever made was hiring Carolyn to help coordinate my wedding. Honestly, I had not wanted a planner at all in the beginning. I thought it was going to be a total waste of money. Carolyn helped relive not only so much stress, saved me time and money she more than paid for herself with her many vendor referrals that gave great value because of her connections.
In order to take full advantage of Carolyn’s talent and abilities you need to put all your trust in her. Just know Carolyn will not plan an “ugly” wedding-she’s got beautiful taste! The second best thing I did was let Carolyn have full reign on design decisions. That is why I hired her, for her creativity and great taste. I am a picky bride and she did such a great job with my wedding I had not one complaint. I was the most stress free bride many people had ever seen. The reason is because I knew everything was going to turn out fine. The only thing I had to worry about was showing up and looking pretty for my special day because The Special Day Team was there to take care of everything.
Thanks to Carolyn and her “The Special Day” team I had the most fabulous wedding ANY of my guests have been too! The compliments did not end! I was told from one of my wedding guests, “You know your wedding is special when you see every guest pull out there cell phones to take pictures as soon as they walk into the ballroom and the biggest discussion on Facebook’s wall is about how cool this wedding is.” I have been told numerous times and still not sick of hearing that no wedding will ever top the one Carolyn put together for me. A friend of mine told me “pimp my wedding has NOTHING on you!” The execution of everything at the wedding from the food, to the décor, to the scheduling went off seamlessly. A friend of my mother’s told her, “ I didn’t know weddings like this existed I thought I only saw things like this in movies. I would score it 100 out of 100 points. It’s perfect.”
My opinion isn’t biased just because it was my wedding. One of the guests of the wedding made friends with a wait staff at the hotel during a smoking break. The waiter told the guest he’s worked over 100 weddings at the hotel already and this particular one is one of the most magnificent ones he’s ever seen take place. I was just as surprised as many of the guests on how beautiful everything turned out to be. Since I let Carolyn have full reign on décor decision I saw the finished product for first time with everyone else. I wanted to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I couldn’t believe I was lucky enough that this was my wedding. The first thing I did when I saw the ballroom was hug Carolyn. I didn’t want to let go. I couldn’t believe she did all this work for me! I was so grateful for all the hard work she put into my wedding. Let’s put it this way. My dad is super frugal. He will drive extra 5 miles to get gas $.10 cheaper and he was so pleased with Carolyn he wanted to pay her more because he felt she deserved it for what a wonderful job she did. I interviewed a lot of planners and am so glad I went with The Special Day!