Long review - but I can’t stress enough how important having Alicia has a wedding coordinator was for my wedding and I want to give my experience as proof for why she is the perfect choice!!!
I found Alicia on the Knot app - I messaged her and...
heard back EXTREMELY quickly! (Unlike other coordinators I messaged who took days or weeks to respond). She immediately sent her different package options and I could tell from the beginning she had a sweet spirit. We set up a phone call to chat about her availability, experience, etc. We were thrilled after our conversation with her - but still did some homework with other coordinators in the area just to be safe. No one compared and we chose to do the Day Of package with her!
We had a long engagement, but even with only doing the day of package Alicia was so kind and would check in with us periodically to make sure we were staying on track, how we were handling the stress (especially during COVID) and would give words of encouragement!
When it came to the month before I was blown away by the value of Alicia - she checked in with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. I was shocked at how much can get lost in translation between vendors over the course of the engagement period and Alicia smoothed everything out!! There are so many little things that I would have never thought about that Alicia had all over her radar. When the day of the wedding came, I felt confident nothing could go wrong. But I was wrong…
We had a freak accident happen outside of the ceremony venue that was completely outside of our control only 30 minutes before the ceremony started, causing a disruption with guests getting to the ceremony on time. Alicia knew exactly what to do, how to handle it, get all the guests in, and how to compensate for time lost to keep everything on track. She was a total boss with getting things done, all while having a sweet spirit. Seriously a life saver because everything could have gone down hill FAST had Alicia not been there. She was able to notify the reception venue and vendors to give them a heads up and get everything back on track right in the moment - allowing us to have our perfect ceremony and reception just like we had dreamed all along! All I had to do was relax in the bridal suite before getting married!
What they say is true - something will always go wrong on your wedding day! I am so thankful we had Alicia there, to take care of who knows how many little things before the big accident happened, to make sure the wedding day went smoothly. I had a blast getting ready with my bridesmaids in the morning, spending quality time with my parents before the wedding (no first look), marrying the man of my dreams, and partying at the reception with my friends! I didn’t have to worry about anything all day, all thanks to Alicia! She is absolutely worth it!!