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Hey, no one ever said I was afraid to set the bar high! I set out to have the best wedding ever, and I did.... but I am not too humble to say that without Wes and Modern Moments it never would have happened. Not a chance.
I had 5 five months to plan my wedding, and all I knew for sure was what I DIDN'T want -- I didn't want mason jars, lace, and any of that beige-colored vintage-y country / Victorian stuff that is so in right now.
I wanted my wedding to be a reflection of my hubby and I, and to choose decor, food, drinks, music, etc that we'd remember forever and that accented our beautiful venue. I just didn't know where to start!
Enter Wes. Wes just "got me" right from the beginning. She helped me flush out and execute my vision. She made spot-on vendor recommendations, bounced ideas off of me, wasn't afraid to think outside of the box, was super professional and not afraid to get me out of jams or tell me when something was not a good idea. Wes is a problem solver -- she doesn't just tell your her opinion, she offers solutions and examples.
If your wedding is small and intimate, you need Wes.
If your wedding is large and off the charts, you need Wes.
Anywhere in between, Wes. You get the picture.
No bride can do everything on their own, and if you try to you will lose your freaking mind. Instead of going crazy, hire Wes and the investment will pay off 10 times over.
Plus, she's cool and you'll want to stay in touch with her after your wedding. How many other vendors will you say that about?
I used Modern Moments as my "day of" coordinating service and was so glad I did! This was a great package for the bride who wants to plan the big day herself, but sit back and relax on her day. They were very professional and helped me to create a schedule for the day of my wedding and met with me mulitiple time before the big day so that I was at ease before the wedding. Kristina, my wedding coordinator, was at the venue for my rehearsal and then came the day of the wedding and set up my entire ceremony and reception areas exactly the way I wanted! I didn't have to do anything other than bring her all my decorations and show up. They also did an excellent job of coordinating with my other vendors to make the wedding all come together seamlessly, and without headaches. This was absolutely the best service for my money, hands down! My wedding could not have been more perfect and I owe most of that to the help of the wonderful ladies at Modern Moments!!
After meeting with several well-known Austin wedding planners, my husband and I knew that we wanted to work with Wes immediately after meeting with her. Unlike other wedding planners, she completely blew us away during our initial meeting. She impressed us with her professionalism and knowledge of the business. She was highly-organized and meticulous, and her approach and process matched up perfect with what we had been looking for in our planner. Moreover, Wes's demeanor exuded confidence and control, which made us feel extremely comfortable. Her excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail took form as we approached our wedding day. She took charge of all the details of our wedding - removing the stress and burden from our shoulders, allowing us to enjoy those precious moments leading up to and on our magical wedding day.
Our wedding day went without a single glitch. She planned everything down to the minute, and she made sure everything ran like clockwork - from coordinating with the Four Seasons staff to tasking, overseeing and cueing our vendors. On our big day, we were able to enjoy the memorable moments with each other, our family and friends. We highly recommend that you use Wes and Modern Moments to plan and coordinate your big day. Take it from us...you'll be glad you did!
I was planning a tiny wedding with a relatively tiny budget, so the cost of a "day of" coordinator was a really big chunk of my budget. On the other hand, I had done enough events for work to know that I wouldn't be relaxed if there wasn't someone else to be in charge of making sure everything worked. I was very conflicted. But I decided to take the plunge and hire Wes to help me, and I am sooo glad I did. Luckily I was also able to take advantage of a special she was running the month I signed up.
I really appreciated Wes' advice and suggestions about the industry, vendors, planning, and everything. I also appreciated the fact that she always responded right away when I had questions. By the time the big day arrived I felt totally prepared. I also had trouble with one important vendor, and Wes really helped me address the issues. She was professional but assertive on my behalf. She really has style.
Wes assigned Rachel to be my coordinator for the wedding itself,and she did a great job. We were running late in the beginning because the decor and my hair took longer than anticipated, and because I left the rings on the coffee table at home, but Rachel was calm and on top of it through the adjustments and changes. To be clear, the lateness had nothing to do with her. We also had 2 different surprise performers at the reception, and Rachel coordinated their entrances and everything just perfectly. I was able to relax and be totally in the moment. At brunch the next morning my best friend and my mother commented on how great Rachel was and how they could relax since she was taking care of everything, which is exactly what I wanted. The catering staff also commented on what a difference it makes to work with "good people." Everything went off without a hitch and surpassed even my greatest expectations.
In short, working with Modern Moments was one of the best decisions we made as we planned the wedding. Looking back, if I had to choose between having a great "day of" coordinator like Modern Moments or scaling down some of the decor or cutting cost in some other way, I wold definitely choose Modern Moments. Nothing can compare to getting to fully experience your wedding without having to worry about anything.
As the groom, and active planner/organizer of a recent wedding in Austin, I cannot praise enough the professional, patient, and detail-oriented day of coordination conducted by Wes and her team at Modern Moments. For those who respect attention to detail, follow-up, and organization, you truly can’t do better than Wes. She never ceased to amaze me with how on top of the ball she was, how gracious she was with her time, and her ability to think of things we may have forgotten. Our wedding was spectacular in no small part to her efforts. It doesn’t get better than this.
When I first started planning my wedding, I didn’t think I would need a coordinator and hesitated for a long time but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Wes of Modern Moments is awesome. She is laid back and easy going but at the same time extremely detail oriented and made my day go off without a hitch! I could not have had the wedding I did, without her. She planned every event on the day of, down to the minute, helped cue each and every one of my vendors and allowed me to relax on the day of my wedding! I felt like I was all over the place in my decisions before I hired Wes and she helped me make final decisions and narrow down vendors. No question was too small or big for Modern Moments. They have heard it all and are quick to answer anything that may arise. Wes set up all of my decorations exactly the way I wanted them and took them down at the end of the evening, so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I may still be in planning mode if Wes had not come along as she helped me to make decisions! I had complete trust in Wes and knew anything that may come up would be handled impeccably by her and it most certainly was. Just not having to worry about little things on the day of the wedding was so worth it! We received so many compliments on what a beautiful wedding we had!
Don’t hesitate to hire Wes if you are looking for a wedding planner!
I hired Modern Moments to help me coordinate my wedding a few months ago. The entire team was friendly, professional, quick to reply, and a pleasure to work with on my wedding day. I loved how confident they were when giving advice and they answered all the questions I had throughout the planning process. I was able to ask them for vendor recommendations, etiquette advice, and had them talk me off the ledge a few times! Had I initially known what a great asset they would be, I would have hired them to help me with wedding planning and taken a LOT of stress off my plate. I have a few friends getting married soon, and I will without a doubt recommend that they use Modern Moments!
Modern Moments was the perfect choice for keeping me stress free for my big day. They completely understood everything I wanted and helped make my visions a reality. It was well worth the money spent and I'd highly recommend anyone on the fence about hiring Modern Moments, do it, you'll be glad you did.
Kristina and her assistant exceeded our expectations. We met several times prior to the wedding to coordinate everything for the day of. We know they did an amazing job because we were able to fully enjoy our big day. If any problems arose, we certainly didn't know about it. It was money well spent and I will be recommending their services to my friends with upcoming weddings!
I had Kristina help me with my wedding in October for day of services. I was very specific in my details and what I wanted to happen on our big day. Kristina met with me on multiple occasions to make sure she had every detail planned out. She took pictures and notes to make sure nothing would be missed. The day of my wedding was AMAZING!! She literally made my dreams and ideas come to life. It was everything I imagined and more. Our day was truly the best day of our lives and Kristina made it happen! I would 100% recommend her to plan your event!
I had the pleasure of working with the owner of Modern Moments, and she was fantastic. As the Bride, I was extremely organized and had a definite idea of what I wanted my wedding day, ceremony and reception to be like; I just needed some guidance and assurance in the process of pulling everything together. From our initial meeting, I knew that this company was who I wanted planning my big day. They immediately "got" my vision and were able to provide me with ideas and suggestions, while staying in the bounds of what was realistic. I appreciated their honest feedback with my concerns, as some companies have been known to manipulate or lie in order to gain a customer. I also liked that they offer different packages depending on the amount of help needed, and the package we chose could not have been more perfect. They are "behind the scenes miracle workers!" Modern Moments was able to make my dream a reality, and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a little (or a lot of) help planning a wedding.
When my husband and I began the process of wedding planning, it became very obvious very quickly that we were not cut out for it. We both have stressful, time consuming careers, and neither of us had the time or the energy to gush over our wedding for a year of our lives. After about a month in to our engagement, we were very much wishing we could take it all back and just elope. It was around that time that we hired Modern Moments to provide planning and day of coordinating services for us. It was, hands down, the best money we have ever spent.
We owe so much of our wedding's astounding success to Wes. It exceeded our expectations in every possible way, and without her, it could have been a big mess. The planning services were a life saver. She helped us manage our time, our budget, and our expectations. We told her what we wanted, and no matter how vague our description was, she went out there found it for us. There were times when she answered emails within minutes. Every problem we ran into along the way was quickly, efficiently, and effectively solved by Wes.
The day of coordinating services were exactly what thy should be... completely unnoticeable. I did not worry about a single thing from the moment I walked down the aisle to the moment my husband and I left the venue. It wasn't until the next day that I realized how much work was being done behind the scenes. Wes and her assistant were bouncing around all night putting out fires and ensuring that everything was running smoothly. We designed our table decor a certain way that just did not work, and during the set up process, Wes made a quick decision and fixed it. There was a little feedback coming from the speakers during dinner, but my husband saw Wes run across the venue to take care of it within seconds. We ran out of vodka very early in the evening. Not a single guest noticed because Wes sent her assistant to the liquor store to replenish the supply. There are countless examples of these ladies working their butts off to run the show, but no one knew. I did not do a single thing except enjoy the evening... not one thing. Not for a single second did I have to concern myself with whether or not something was going to happen as planned. I have nothing but incredible memories of my wedding; I had a blast. I was able to be completely present and enjoy the greatest day of my life, and I owe that to Modern Moments.
Trust me, you do not want to go at it alone. If you are getting married in Austin, don't do it without Modern Moments!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been a bridesmaid a dozen (or more) times and your siblings are already married. There’s a likelihood that your fiancé is in a similar boat. Perhaps you’ve sashayed down the isle, dried those tears, safety-pinned dresses, rearranged wonky flowers, run last-minute errands, and bombed a yard of plump mosquitoes with military aggression (in full hair and make-up). You’ve done your best to be the supportive best friend that sympathizes with what you might otherwise think is completely irrational bridal behavior. After what you’ve seen in the battlefield, the thought of planning your own wedding is... exhausting.
You could say that our “know-it-all” attitudes made hiring Wes a leap of faith for my A-type, and very opinionated, family. Honestly, our collective ego was hesitant to pay money for something we thought we could easily handle on our own. A wise childhood friend of mine insisted we give Wes a call to investigate our options.
After our first meeting, my mother was put to ease with Wes' calm demeanor, professionalism, and organization. Wes began by asking us a series of detailed questions about what we wanted our wedding to include. She continuously worked through the following months to fill in all of our minute-to-minute details. Wes periodically contacted our vendors to ensure everyone knew when and where to arrive. She confirmed what was expected and read through vendor contracts to help avoid confusion.
When our wedding weekend finally arrived, I felt confident in the decisions we had made. Wes’ continued confirmations helped me to take a deep breath and let go of a little control. I was able to focus on enjoying those rare and special moments as our families celebrated the newest chapter of our lives.
Wes, and her employees, worked behind the scenes to ensure the proper timing of vendors, wedding party, and guests into a relatively seamless evening. Wes made sure my new husband and I made time to eat amidst our busy socializing. We had a separate table set aside in the upstairs balcony for a private dinner. We looked on with great pleasure as the band played, guests ate, and friends’ hearty laughter mingled with the buzz of master storytellers.
Wes performed as our "Master of Ceremonies,” by announcing when the special dances and activities would occur. During the reception, she helped to move some food and gifts into our nearby condo. At the end of such a long night, it was nice to enjoy a late night snack as if it had arrived via magic delivery.
Long story long, our wedding night was such a whirlwind of wonder, excitement, and pure elation! Looking back, my only other wish would have been to assign Modern Moments with more decoration duties so that we could spend more time with our families (my mother has historically assumed the interior decorator role).
I am grateful to Wes, and her sidekicks, for all that they did for our special weekend. Without Modern Moments’ efforts, we would have carried a much greater burden in planning.
If you’re like me, you hesitate to hire a coordinator because you think “I can do it all myself.” Please consider taking my advice, put your ego in check, and contact Modern Moments. Put your mind (and your mother) at ease for the most memorable night of your life - complete with a relaxed husband and happy family. As far as I’m concerned, everything else is just icing on the cake!
Wes from Modern Moments was such a lifesaver for us! I don’t know how we would have managed all the plans with vendors and the day of timeline without them!! Wes is available when you have a question, a change in plans, or any last minute ideas. There are so many details that I would not have remembered or even known about, that Wes advised us on. Wes was there to keep us on track without rushing us, which is so important on this busy day. In fact, our pastor mentioned to me how amazing her detailed schedule was for making the rehearsal and the ceremony run so smoothly. Our church does not have a wedding coordinator, so our pastor definitely was grateful for all of the hard work Wes put in to making the day go off without a hitch. Wes also noticed a big mistake on our groom’s cake, which was the only thing that didn’t happen exactly how we planned. (Everything else was awesome!). She went out of the way to contact the cake baker, with our approval throughout, to express her and our dissatisfaction with the way the cake turned out. It was so unexpected and thoroughly appreciated. I would definitely recommend Wes and the Modern Moments team to help you make your wedding dreams come to life!
My soon-to-be wife and I have 40+ hour a week jobs with exactly opposite schedules. We rarely get the opportunity to plan evenings out, let alone our dream wedding!
Without our wedding planner (Wes Alazzawe), there is absolutely no way we would have gotten past picking a venue. For the last 4 months, Wes has been our guide, director, and close friend through the entire planning process. She took the initiative on literally everything that needed to get done, and eased us through it in an organized fashion. This included weekly status calls with us, thorough communication with all vendors/caterers, and even timely reminders of things we were slacking on! This really worked well for me, seeing as I am used to a fast-paced work environment with various projects and deadlines.
Wes and Modern Moments allowed my Fiance and I to actually enjoy the planning process along with the wedding! Can't wait to recommend them!
Hiring Modern Moments for my big day (big year!) was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made! If you want to avoid stress and have a blast planning the most important day of your life, you should do the same! Kristina handled my full planning and Wes and her great assistant Ariam took care of day of set up and coordination. They were all rock stars! Kristina has wonderful vision and really helped our dreams and ideas translate into a wedding that represented us 100%. When we came to her with the crazy idea of a "Chuckwagon themed dinner," she found the PERFECT vendor who came down all the way from Dallas! These girls pay attention to the details! The timeline was planned to a T which made the night flow beautifully and kept every guest entertained & happy the entire evening. Wes is fantastic at handling vendors, working under pressure, and quickly solving any hiccups that might arise. The venue was set up exactly how I had imagined and the night will go down as flawless in my book thanks to these ladies! Hire them!! They will take great care of you!
Wes was really great throughout out all the pre-wedding madness! She was very prompt in her responses and helped a great deal with all my questions even though she was only hired for day of services. I also found out later that they had to re-build my wedding cake that bit the dust the night before. Thankfully, they pulled it off and it looked beautiful. Overall, the day of went really well thanks to these ladies.
These ladies are ON POINT. I hadn't originally planned on doing the full package of coordination services, but I am so, so glad I did. I plan events for a living, but I had no idea what I was getting into with a wedding (even though I thought I did). Wes and Kristina were organized from day one, knew exactly what to ask me, and knew how to ask and not stress me out. They answered every single little annoying question promptly and thoroughly. They helped me understand what to focus on and what things I could let go. They put together a down-to-the-minute schedule so everyone could see the big picture. They checked in with vendors, analyzed contracts, and did all the footwork so I could focus on other things. They also paid for themselves several times over by negotiating vendor prices - a HUGE plus! They even helped us plan our honeymoon.
I think the most important thing about a wedding coordinator is that you have to feel like you can depend on them 100%, no matter what. These ladies came through and then some. They were highly responsive (emailing back sometimes within 5 minutes) throughout the 10 months of planning, and on the day of, amidst all of the emotions and chaos, I so appreciated their level-headedness and attention to detail. They made sure we were on schedule and re-assessed things as I buzzed around the reception. I knew they were there to handle any emergency, and that feeling is priceless.
I feel fortunate to have found Modern Moments - I could not have had this perfect, magical wedding without their help. Pleasantness, professionalism, reliability,and great taste? Who could ask for more? I can tell they have passion for what they do, and they are fantastic at it. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Cheers!
While planning a wedding for 300+ people I knew I would need some help and Wes and Kristina were exactly what I needed to get everything in order for the rehearsal and the day of the wedding! One thing (on top of many) that I really really loved about Wes is she was always so quick to respond to emails which is HUGE for a crazy, stressed out bride! Wes and I worked together to make the perfect day of timeline and her and Kristina ensured that everything went as planned and so smoothly. I couldn't have asked for better wedding coordinators and would definitely recommend Modern Moments to all brides to be!
We booked Modern Moments for day-of wedding coordination services and then paid for a few extra consultation hours so that we could get their recommendations and guidance with choosing vendors and wedding planning. Boy, are we glad that we did!! I don’t know what we would have done without Wes and Kristina! They were essential in helping us pick out our vendors and guiding us along the way - we pretty much went with all of their recommendations and our wedding turned out perfectly! We received sooo many compliments - everybody had a blast! I found that as the bride, people expected me to make all the decisions and were afraid to influence me too much in one direction, which is preferred by some brides, but when faced with difficult and stressful decisions, I like to seek the advice of others. No question was too small or big for Modern Moments - they were so willing to help in any way, knew exactly how to put my mind at ease when I had concerns, and presented me with options that matched what I was looking for and made my decisions easy. They were always prompt in their response and when I didn’t know the right way to communicate my needs or concerns to a vendor, they were always there to help out. On the day of the wedding, I felt completely confident being in their hands. Kristina worked double hard to make sure that everything came together - both in the days leading up to it and on the day of. We had a few mishaps (as weddings usually do) but she took care of all the behind the scenes issues and as far as anyone knew, things went smoothly and our friends and families were able to enjoy the wedding without having to deal with the stress that can so often happen during weddings. Take it from me - we were on the fence about getting a wedding planner, but everything is easier when you do, and Wes and Kristina exceeded my expectations in every way. In addition to being excellent at what they do, they are good, kind-hearted people that only have your best interest in mind. They were worth every single penny and then some - I highly recommend them!!
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