I finally got married this past weekend, and because of Everlasting Affairs, the day was absolutely magical. The kind of day that you hope and pray for, (but kind of expect to be disappointed about) because there are always things that are goin...
g to go wrong. Vic and her team did not miss a single thing and truly made sure it was the best day of our lives.
I was a full on type-A, DIY *everything* bride. I coordinate events for a living, spent 7+ years working in the hospitality industry (2 of which included working weddings) AND my venue came with its own day of person. I am sharing this for context, because we really questioned whether we needed to bring an additional coordinator on. My now husband eventually convinced me that even if it reduced 20% of the stress, it would be money well spent.
It was the single best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process. (Other than deciding to get married, lol). From day 1, Vic and her team provided constant communication. They are not a vendor you book and then hear from a year later to catch up on the details a couple weeks prior to the wedding. She reached out monthly and sometimes weekly to check-in, see if we had any questions, or ask if there was anything she could do to help. Whenever we did have something to bring to her, the response was always thorough, thoughtful, and helpful. More often than not, she offered not just one, but several potential solutions for us to think about. She has a huge number of weddings a year - our event being over a year out was probably not her #1 priority, and yet she treated it like it was.
When we did ultimately have an issue with another vendor bailing on us month-of (someone we hired on our own before bringing her on, nonetheless), she quite literally went to bat for us to defend our contract and try to help us get part of our deposit back. She will say this is “just part of the job!”, but it honestly is so much more than that. Wedding planning is tough enough as it is, and when something goes wrong you need someone on your side who can step up to support you and help you navigate the issue. She did this flawlessly, and we are still so grateful for her help.
She has an incredible knowledge of the ins and outs of the industry and is well respected amongst her peers. I never had to question the advice she was giving and her results really speak for themselves.
Wedding day, I didn’t have to lift a finger. She made sure myself and the bridal party were relaxed, eating/hydrating, and really just not worrying about anything going on outside our bridal suite. Having had been the one to pack-up the ridiculous # of boxes of decor prior to the wedding (again, full DIY bride) I knew setting up would be no small feat. Everything was absolutely perfect. I had a special moment before the ceremony of walking out to our reception space and seeing the full extent of my vision come to life – it was better than I could have ever imagined and I have Everlasting Affairs to thank for that.
This is the longest review I have ever written, but they truly are worth so much more. Our wedding would not have been half the day it was without their help.