We started planning our wedding in Feb 2021 for a June 2021 date. After lots of uncertainty with venues, vaccinations, and wedding details, what we tried to accomplish in a few short months was quite an undertaking. We decided on an NYC rooftop...
wedding ceremony, followed by lunch, and cocktail style reception all in one day with a different set of guests at each event to keep our overall headcount down. Knowing we needed serious help to make it happen, we brought the Detailed Affairs team in about 6 weeks before the wedding after our first failed attempt with a different wedding planner. If you take one thing away from this review it’s this: the team had their work cut out for them and delivered exceptionally.
We cannot say enough good things about Arun and his team. From the very beginning, they helped ensure we would get the wedding we wanted and frankly the wedding that was feasible given the conditions we laid out. As a project manager, I pride myself in my organization and ability to execute and my only wish was that we brought them in sooner. The team’s responsibilities were as follows: help us create a detailed schedule of the day, coordinate with he vendors to ensure they had the info they needed, and to think through the potential mishaps and overlooked details. From scheduling arrival times, to sending text reminders to the bridal party, to ensuring everything ran smoothly day off, the team lived up to their names.
When it came to creating the final timeline for the day, the team was able to identify numerous areas in which my initial draft had overlooked or had not thought to plan out. They also knew which areas I needed to schedule more or buffer time for events and where to cut time, which was important considering how much we were packing into the day.
Though it was organized last minute, Arun made it a point to make it to come to the walkthrough and help figure out how to ensure the caterers had all they needed to serve two events in one day, how the layout should look for all the events, how to flip the space from ceremony to lunch to reception, and was able to foresee all the potential ways we might run into issues and proactively worked to alleviate them.
A few weeks later, the morning of the wedding came, and in came the team bright and excited to make the day special with their matching, shirts, masks, and walkie talkies. From escorting the bridal party to and from the main room, to ensuring the DJs had a way to get their equipment up the stairs when the venue elevator broke, to personally bringing us our iced coffee and bagels, they made sure the day went off without a hitch (and when there were issues, they were taken care of quickly and seamlessly).
Ultimately, I am so grateful to Arun and the whole Detailed Affairs Team for their patience and commitment to making our day so special for us. Through the hurdles that planning a COVID wedding threw at us, they had exceptional thought, service, and kindness throughout the whole process. I recommend them to anyone looking to plan a wedding in the near future. You would be in the best of hands.