Giulia is the best!! If you're looking for a polished coordinator who understands the bride and groom's needs, she is the one.
Back story: I found her on IG through "California wedding planner" searches and her profile stuck out to me. I messa...
ged her and we connected immediately, and I asked her to be my day coordinator at Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego. This was a destination wedding, so she worked really well with communicating with me on the phone and prepping everything before our first meeting. Her pricing was fair and her contract was easy to read.
Initial Meet and Greet: During my food tasting at the resort, I met her for the first time face to face and loved her! She is polished, classy, and confident and became my friend. I trusted her immediately, and I would ask her advice on colors, decor, and other details because it was clear she was up to date on trends, style, ect., I loved how likable she was and confident in her answers, especially to my spouse who is very direct and stern with his questions (she handled him well). It really helped me feel at ease when she was "holding our hand" and asking questions/planning for things we would have surely missed.
Prep for Wedding: One of the memorable moments for me was a conversation where we spoke on the phone after our meet and greet to discuss the wedding timeline. I am on of those brides that has an overall vision, but is not interested in details. I was explaining to Giulia that I want the guests to have fun and I don't want the wedding to feel overally formal. She was spot on with the timeline and was really great at being detail oriented but also understanding when NOT to interrupt a magical moment on the day for the sake of the "timeline and schedule." As she explained to me on the phone, sometimes interruptions can ruin the flow of things on the day off, and it can be hard to get back into the rhythm for guests. After these explanations of her experience with real events, she assisted me with my goal of an easy-feeling wedding via the timeline by aiding me in my decisions, such as suggesting when too many speeches would bore the guests, or when dancing would start too early or too late. This was one of the examples that demonstrated to me in real time that I was in good hands and she "gets it."
Wedding Day: Fast forward to the day off the wedding, the prep work was executed really well and she was on top of everything. She helped my mom in law who is a florist with decorating the ceremony chairs with flowers, the cocktail tables with our decor, and of course, the reception tables and sweetheart table. She ensured the ceremony was not interrupted by people passing by, since it was at a public park across the resort. She got my girls ready and the groomsmen and cued us for the ceremony, grand entrance, etc., She did everything you would expect. Have you ever gone to a wedding where no one can find the coordinator? This was Not the case. My mom in law mentioned after the wedding that she was watching us and the vendors "like a hawk." I was able to enjoy my day and not worry about anything (seriously, I was lounging around while the bridesmaids were getting ready and hanging out -- there was no stress cause everything was being taken care of).
Overall, she is absolutely qualified to coordinate or even fully plan your wedding. You will be in GOOD hands.