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If you want a wedding coordinator that will make your special day flawless - hire Alice Issac. She is a great multi-tasker and problem solver and generally has a solution for any situation. She also is great at keeping everyone on task and on time! One of the things I really appreciated about the planning process is that Alice always stuck to "this is your day". She helped me never feel pressured to do something that was expected on a wedding day if it wasn't something I wanted to do. She also was great at helping get my mom on board for some things I wanted for my special day. Moms love her! On the day of my wedding I wasn't worried about a thing. I had confidence that Alice would handle anything that came up. She made me feel completely relaxed. She handled the planning and entire day with ease and efficiency. I would recommend her to anyone! She is a brilliant coordinator and an amazing person in general to work with! Alice Issac was an amazing coordinator and support system! She was extremely thorough and detailed with each aspect of planning and executing. She always took my questions to heart and followed through with any requests. I felt extremely confident in her abilities. She made my wedding day beautiful and flawless!
"I have had the the pleasure of working with Alice Issac throughout the years in many capacities. She produced my live stage show for my band/album release, my brother's wedding, various fashion shows where I was the featured artist and weddings in which I DJ'd for her. I've watched her display unwavering dignity, unquestionable professionalism and consistent delivery in every instance. She has an uncanny attention to detail and brings awareness to the most subtle and commonly overlooked specifics. She has the ability to take abstract ideas/concepts and break them down to their most practical components giving everyone involved an overview of what it takes to execute the vision. Her organization is unparalleled, as is her ability to delegate the best person to complete each task. Her professionalism always stands out, even in the most pressing circumstances. I have worked along side her as a producer, under her as a vendor and been impressed with her delivery as attendant of various events ranging in size, budget, and attendance. Her involvement immediately increases the production value of any event she is producing or a part of. She is such an asset."
Alice is such a fabulous wedding planner, you will be thanking yourself if you hire her! She is so professional and literally went above and beyond in helping us plan our wedding. My husband and I's lives are really busy, so we were so lucky to have her keeping us on track and for her attention to detail and constant little miracles. She was always on time and always had great and new ideas! Alice totally grasped my vision and was very respectful of our budget. She is definitely a woman of her word, of integrity and someone who highly values honoring others. It was such a blessing getting to know her and working with her.
"Alice Issac did an AMAZING job for my former roommate's wedding at the Ebell in hollywood. If you've been to this venue then you know that it has many rooms to it. My roommate and I had a hard time visualizing how we were going to accomplish everything and get people where they needed to be so the celebration could run smoothly. I recalled Alice had coordinated another wedding I had been to so I convinced my roommate to hire her because I KNEW she was the ONLY girl for the job. She accepted and my roommate was able to focus on herself and her own specific needs during this time. Alice didn't disappoint! She was able to execute and provide such a quality evening! We had guests come in from Taiwan, others came in from all over the U.S. and there was no disconnection in her communication with them as well as her comfortability with the various family dynamics. The bride had a bun in the oven and the care and attentiveness Alice provided allowed her the right amount of energy to enjoy everyone's company. I'm so grateful she was able to naturally make this wedding look effortless while our friends & family members were able to enjoy celebrating the newlyweds love. Thank you so much Alice! Do yourselves a favor and hire Alice for your next wedding or event!" Jessica Stafford | California Weddings Publisher
"Some people just "get it." They get timing, facial cues, pauses in conversations. They get people, personalities, generational differences, and unspoken expectations. These are the people you want near you on your wedding day because at a wedding there are families: two families who may or may not like each other yet (or may never). Two mothers (where opposing agendas abound). Two fathers. And a host of other biological or married-in species known as The Relatives. You need someone on your side who can navigate these lovely people. You also need someone who gets you and your spouse-to-be. Someone who knows you need everything to go off without a hitch even though you really should be focused on walking down that aisle to marry the love of your life. Someone who knows you have a tendency to over plan and over think your wedding day (you've been planning it since you were five years old, of course). Someone you could give those reins to and relax, knowing that she "gets it" and will make it all work seamlessly. And by the way, you want this person to truly be happy for you on your happiest day, not just someone doing time to get paid. This person is Alice Issac. I'm not just saying nice things about her. Alice really gets people. She understands what motivates them. She knows why people act as they do in the sometimes pressure-cooker day that is the wedding day. That's why she was my "A" Team on my wedding day. My hubby and I got married in a hurry. We knew this was it, and at 35 years old, you just don't need to prolong things. We also knew that if we gave our families too much time between engagement announcement and wedding day, we might have a theater full of drama on our hands, so we expedited. Alice was up for the challenge. She had people ready to go, so I handed her the reins knowing she could handle the families, the program, the photographer, the caterer, and my dress. One of my favorite moments with Alice was at our reception. I had not eaten anything for hours. She sailed quickly by with a couple of bites of food and water for me. I don't think I even took an extra breath away from the reception line. She took care of what I needed in the moment, and I went back to smiling and greeting. A whirlwind, that girl is. To this day our families talk about our wedding as the best they've ever been to. I attribute that sentiment to the fact that Alice made it seem effortless. It was a day of celebration, a day of new beginning, a day filled with love and laughter. That's exactly what my husband and I wanted: a big party with our family and friends, celebrating the love we found in each other. Thanks, Alice, my wedding coordinator extraordinaire! You live your life joyously and put that joy into so many others! Thank you for bringing so much joy to our wedding and our lives!" Tiffaney Ann (Lyda) Tiffin Wife of Trevor Clay Tiffin
Two words: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Seriously, Alice is super awesome. In fact, I’m certain that coordinating weddings is her super power. She really went above and beyond for us. First of all, she was willing to travel from Southern California to our location in Sacramento, CA which was a big commute. She helped us plan all the basics for the ceremony and reception by sending a list of things to think through. Once we had the big details figured out, she was wonderful at helping us figure out all the little ones and the ones we never even thought of. For instance, assigning people to take our wedding gifts to our house after the reception (since we were flying to our honeymoon that night). She really helped us think everything through—every little detail—and made sure it was exactly what we wanted. Perhaps that was her most amazing talent—helping us know what we wanted and then making it happen! She’s friendly and lovable—everyone loves Alice!—and at the same time she’s strong, determined and probably the hardest worker I’ve ever experienced. She is the perfect combination of being personable and professional. She was so willing to do whatever it took to keep the bride and groom sane and happy. On the day of the actual wedding, she was there to make sure everything went according to schedule, from start to finish. That everyone was in the right place and doing what they were supposed to. She worried about all the little details so that I didn’t have to. Seriously, it’s because of her that my husband and I had such an enjoyable day. Here’s the biggest example of how she went above and beyond: A few months before the wedding, my husband and I mentioned we’d like to do a fun dance with the bridal party at the reception—something with awesome music and choreography—the kind of thing that could become popular on YouTube but my husband and I said there just wouldn’t be enough time to pull something like that off. That of course did not fly with Alice. Because it was something we wanted she was determined to make it happen. So she created a seven-minute mash up of great music (everything from Michael Jackson to Flo Rida to Queen) and created the choreography for the entire dance. Then she came up a few days before our wedding to teach it to the bridal party. It was AWESOME. We performed it at the reception (a surprise to our guests) and received a standing ovation. People still talk about that dance even today! And its all thanks to Alice. Our wedding went absolutely according to plan. I don’t know how often that happens, but I KNOW it only happened because of Alice. She worked along side of us as well as behind the scenes to orchestrate the absolute wedding of our dreams.
Alice Issac is the most professional and knowledgeable person I know in the wedding industry. She sat with me to review my dreams for my wedding and did her best to make it happen in my budget. Every vendor she recommended was perfect for me. But most importantly, my wedding day went by without a hitch. I only found out after my honeymoon that some couple tried to crash my wedding. Somehow, Alice knew right away and went up to them and said, "Oh, good you're here; the bride wants to take pictures with all her guests and it's your turn." Of course, they excused themselves to the restroom and promptly left. Also, I wanted unity sand instead of candles for my beach front wedding. I brought everything for the sand ceremony--except sand! To my amazement, when I walked down the aisle, there was a jar of sand sitting "miraculously" on our altar! I also heard later that my cousin tried to bring his baby to my "no children" event, but Alice figured out how to get him to my pre-paid, off-site babysitter without a scene. She made everyone feel welcome and comfortable, while being organized and professional. She's everything you want in a wedding planner: she listens, she's proactive, and has amazing attention to detail. And at the end of the day, you feel like you've made a new friend.
"Why is Alice Issac the best wedding planner ever? Alice is fun, responsible (of course), and she is always cool calm and collected even in high pressure/energy situations. Alice knows that everyone has their own tastes, budgets, personalities, and quirks...and she can work well (extremely well) with the whole rainbow of people that come her way :) Weddings can be very stressful and Alice is just the person to distract you with jokes while she is cleverly and simultaneously getting everything done just the way you wanted it... When you choose Alice all your stress will be gone, whether you wed in church, on a beach, or a lawn, even jumping from a plane ('cause she's done that too!) You'll never be happier in your life when you say "I do."
Alice is the most charismatic, capable and resourceful coordinator you could ever hope for. She is the finder of things, the figure outer of options, the calmer of nerves and the reminder of the scatter-brained. So grateful for all that she did to make my wedding day come together successfully!
What would we have done without Alice? My husband and I keep reflecting on the day of our wedding and how smoothly everything ran. I didn't have to worry about a single thing and more importantly, neither did my mother. She was an absolute godsend! My mother had been planning and organizing my wedding, but in the process I was afraid she was going to lose her mind and not be able to enjoy the wedding as the mother of the bride. Throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding, Alice was there. She even thought of things that I had forgotten about! She always had the answer to every problem that arose and exuded an air of tranquility and command with everything she did. It is safe to say that without Alice, our wedding likely would have been a sloppy, stressful event, but with Alice at the helm, I could not imagine a more perfect day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love, Amanda & Alex
Lana & Jason's Wedding "My wedding day was the absolute best day of my life! I am from the east coast, now living in San Diego, and had to plan my day without any help from the usual suspect: mom, sisters, best friends, etc. I am super laid back, as is my husband, so the details of a wedding were not as important to us as the thought of marrying one another. However, as the date started approaching I soon realized that even the simplest of weddings take quite a bit of preparation in order to be amazing! I was soon introduced to Alice Issac, a true life saver! The reason that Alice was the best wedding coordinator a bride could ask for was that I honestly did not have to think of a thing! I’m super easy going but obviously wanted a great day. I put all of my faith in this woman and hoped for the best. The day of the wedding she had everyone completely prepped and ready to go. Again, my mind didn’t have to focus on anything but walking down that aisle to the man of my dreams. And at that moment, with adrenaline pumping, the last thing you want is to be dwelling on the details! She made me feel calm and collected. She also had a way of making me feel like I was the most beautiful bride she had ever seen, even though she has seen tons!!! She reminded of the small things throughout the night that I would never think of doing. She even put my veil back on after I had forgotten I had taken it off. That is what champagne does to you! I remember my mom pulling me aside in the middle of the night and saying how impressed she was by Alice’s organization, focus, and enthusiasm. The night went so smoothly because of this wonderful woman. My favorite memory of Alice from that night came at the very end. My brand new husband, whom I had never seen drink as much as he did the night of our wedding in the 6 years together, was definitely in no shape to be at the reception any longer!! He had a huge smile on his face but behind his eyes said “Put me to sleep!” I was too excited to leave my party just yet and Alice was right there once again. I told her the predicament and without hesitation she said “Don’t worry, I got this. Go party” And she went along with a groomsman and took husband up to the room, got him settled, and came back to let me know he was in good hands and I could enjoy the rest of my night! It makes me laugh now but at the time, she just knew what to do to assure my happiness came first that night. Alice is great at her job. Plain and simple. I would recommend her to anyone not just for weddings, but any event! Your night will be great. The woman doesn’t mess around!" Lana Bowman
Brittany & Kyle's Wedding "We cannot say enough good things about Alice. Alice came as a recommendation from another family who had used her for their daughter’s wedding. After hearing how happy they were and reading Alice’s reviews, there was no question that we should hire her. We hired Alice for semi-full coordination services. On our first meeting she made us realize everything that needed to be done to prepare for the big day. We would have normally been very nervous knowing these things but Alice put our minds at ease. We immediately knew we were in good hands. Alice met with my daughter and son in law on numerous occasions prior to the wedding. She provided a timeline, organized the rehearsal, coordinated with all vendors, provided wedding etiquette advice and answered any questions we had. Alice answered e-mails promptly and kept us informed of important details every step of the way. Alice is also an excellent negotiator when it comes to prices and services and always kept us within budget. She has a creative mind and has a good vision for details. She provided us with ideas and suggestions to make the day extra special. By hiring her, we saved money overall. On the day of the wedding, Alice’s talent and professionalism really shined. We did not have to worry about anything. We were able to enjoy ourselves and mingle with our guests while knowing that Alice had everything under control. She even gave me a small radio to contact her if I needed. The funny thing is, I did not need to contact her because the day was already running smoothly, thanks to her. There were many employees and vendors during the large event and Alice provided each one of them with the direction they needed to make the wedding and reception flow perfectly. Several guests approached us during the event and made positive comments about the great job she was doing. I give all the credit to Alice. She was truly AMAZING from start to finish. We are SO PLEASED with Alice’s services and will definitely seek her services again! Mother of the bride
One of the things I remember about that day was all the compliments I received from our guests regarding Alice. In addition to being well organized, Alice was friendly, helpful, quick-thinking and most importantly, proactive instead of reactive. Alice made sure everything went according to the schedule and got everyone where they needed to be when they needed to be there. Before the big day, Alice and I met on numerous occasions in addition to countless phone calls and emails. Alice contacted all of our vendors before the wedding to make sure they all knew what they were doing and when they were expected to do it. She made planning our big day as stress free as possible and always had suggestions and insight into what works and what people think works at weddings...there is a difference between the two! It rained a little on our wedding day. Our ceremony was planned to be outside along the Bay here in San Diego. Once the rain stopped, Alice had the hotel staff drying off the grass with towels so as not to ruin anyone's shoes or attire. Just one example of Alice's proactive & quick thinking that made the day better than I expected. I also recall the vendor brought chairs when we had cancelled that part of the order. The vendor wanted to charge us for all the chairs and before I could even ask her, she was down there talking to the vendor and suddenly they were only unloading what we ordered then went on their way. I was relieved about not having to deal with the chairs or the vendor. Alice went above and beyond for us and I know she does that for all of her clients. She is smart, talented, organized, well connected and has a great smile and personality to match. What more can a girl ask for when planning her wedding? I would recommend Alice to anyone that I know is getting married and looking for a great wedding planner/coordinator.
I would not run an event without Alice at the helm! As the CEO of a nonprofit, I put on several events a year, from afternoon teas to fundraising galas. My attention must be elsewhere on the day of the event and I need to know that everything will be taken care of – this is why I hire Alice. She pays attention to details that ordinary coordinators would miss and she takes on as much ownership of the event as I do – and that’s saying something. And when you get to that point in planning a party where you feel there are no options left – or maybe when you’re overwhelmed by too many options (!), that’s when Alice shines. She helps you think through and isolate ideas, always finding new paths when you feel there is no way out. When it came time to plan my wedding, there was no question that Alice Issac would be our coordinator. She moved mountains to make sure that my vision was executed to perfection. It gave me such peace on my wedding day to know that every little thing would be attended to. I’d HIGHLY recommend Alice to anyone with an event coming up – corporate or personal, large or small!
Caroline & Peter's Wedding in Cairo, Egypt "Even though there was a 10 hour difference because the wedding was in Cairo, Egypt, she was always available to me! Giving me new ideas that made our wedding unique and original! I really appreciated that she gave her ideas but did not try to convince me of them. She was so organized and never forgot anything, which put my mind at ease knowing she'd cover the details! Her years of experience really show in her flexibility and willingness to adapt and accommodate anywhere under any circumstances to the best of her ability. We changed stuff on the last day and she managed these situations. I can not express how much it meant to me to not EVER feel stressed during this planning process! You will thank yourself when you decide to choose Alice Issac as your wedding planner!" -Caroline Wagih
"We met Alice 30 days before our wedding. Literally 30 days. We had the majority of things planned, but hadn't thought through so many crucial details. She helped us with important things like: power and lighting at the reception, ice during cocktail hour and helping the day run smoothly. She took care of all of the day of payments, communication, and timing so we didn't have a thing to worry about! Some of our best friends from the bridal party were out of the country and unable to attend the big day. She coordinated a Skype session into the ceremony and even surprised us with a voice-recorded speech to play at the reception. She truly went above and beyond in creating a day we didn't even know we wanted. It was memorable, fun, and completely us. And she did it all in 30 days! Alice brings organization, passion, and total investment to her events. She got to know us and created an event that reflected our unique relationship. I am grateful for her commitment to making our day wonderful!" Matt and Becca Okida
"Let me begin by saying that ANYTHING Alice does is AMAZING! She has an ability about her to make anyone feel like they are her number one priority in life, and she will selflessly go to the ends of the world to accomplish WHATEVER they need her to. This giving of herself whole heartedly allows for a very intimate relationship with even the hardest of personalities. Paired with an uncanny insight into the human psyche, Alice can "hear" what someone is really saying underneath the most convincing facade, and this makes her very effective in whatever role she is playing. Another one of her strengths is her humor. Coupled with the efficiency of a ten-armed human, Alice's humor and charm lighten every situation and create an enjoyable surrounding in the most tense of situations. After even a few moments with Alice, you could potentially have shared your most personal thoughts on life, cried and healed over them, and peed your pants from laughing too hard. My wife and I had the pleasure and honor of having Alice coordinate our dream wedding, and let me tell you that she went far above and beyond our expectations. Alice knows her stuff, and since this was our first wedding, we were very naive and unsure of how things were supposed to go. With the gracefullness of a ballerina, Alice danced between multiple roles; she helped me write my vows and plan the music list, directed vendors to their locations, designed the flow of the wedding, organized the reception and ceremony layout, kept the bridal party focused so they could be helpful, AND managed to get us out the door at our right on time. Everyone knew what they were supposed to do, and when to do it allowing my wife and I to focus on each other. We knew that every last detail we discussed with Alice would be carried out, and that peace of mind was absolutely priceless. The best part was that everyone who interacted with Alice, was thoroughly impressed and better yet, left with a new Best Friend. I can full heartedly say that Alice's movie star charisma and personality, mixed with her compassion and attention to detail, make her one of the best wedding coordinators to work with and watch!"
"A couple considering hiring Alice Issac as their wedding coordinator should ask themselves, “do I want the wedding of my dreams?” If the answer is yes, you should hire Alice immediately! When I first met with Alice, she cut right to the chase getting to know me as a person in addition to a bride. Alice knew me and my preferences so well, she was able to offer the advice and suggestions that she knew I would love. Her expertise took care of details that put our wedding above and beyond our wildest dreams. Alice anticipated my needs and was incredibly receptive to my desires. If I said that I wanted something she made it happen. Sometimes it was really hard for me to make decisions. In those moments, Alice worked around the clock to exhaust every option to make sure that I was getting exactly what I wanted and that I knew of everything out there before deciding. Not only did Alice take into consideration what my fiancé and I wanted, she also took into consideration our families making sure that our wedding met everyone’s needs. Engagement is hard. That’s why my husband and I are incredibly grateful for Alice. She handled all of the details so we could focus on our relationship. We look back at our wedding day as the happiest day of our lives and we truly have Alice Issac to thank for it. Hiring her will be the greatest decision you will make as a newly engaged couple." Christa and Brian Nelson