I initially was hesitant to hire a coordinator, thinking that’d my wife and I would be able to take care of our wedding’s logistics ourselves. But after seeing the extent of Renee and the RCC team’s work and effort, I am so glad my wife convinc...
ed me otherwise.
Renee is more than a day-of coordinator; she’s a true partner. She met with us in person multiple times before the wedding to make sure she knew exactly what our vision for the wedding was and how we wanted it to be executed. When we didn’t know how something should be done, Renee offered us advice and helped us arrive at the best decision for us and our guests. When unexpected challenges arose (like when we realized our DJ requested a covered station, which we weren’t able to provide), Renee reassured us and worked tirelessly to resolve them. When we had questions, we would be able to call or email her at nearly all hours of the day and get a prompt and detailed response. No matter how stressful wedding planning got (and, boy, did it get stressful!), we always knew we had someone in our corner who we can trust completely and without hesitation. It is a true testament to Renee’s meticulousness, attentiveness, enthusiasm, and vast experience that my wife and I were able to breathe a little easier knowing that Renee’s got it covered.
Needless to say, Renee is a consummate professional. Based on our conversations, she created an incredibly detailed, minute-by-minute schedule and made sure all of our vendors received, read, understood, and followed it to a tee. Renee also directed our final walkthrough with the venue and our rehearsal, ensuring every member of the bridal party knows exactly what they’re supposed to do on the big day. Two weeks before the wedding, she also took over all communication with our vendors so that they had one point of contact and so that we didn’t have to be overwhelmed with a million questions. And—perhaps most impressively—Renee was able to adjust course without a hitch and move our entire ceremony indoors when an unexpected flash thunderstorm started 30 minutes before the ceremony was set to begin. It is in those situations, when you realize you have no idea what to do, that having Renee on your team means the most.
Finally, Renee is exceptionally friendly and caring. It is readily apparent that she cares about the couples she works with and wants them to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A few weeks before the wedding, she sent us a care package filled with relaxation essentials (i.e. wine) and a card reminding us to take care of ourselves. She’d also make sure to check in with us every few days by phone, text, or email to see how we’re doing. At the rehearsal, she patiently answered questions from anxious family members so they, too, can feel at ease. It is this kind of support that differentiate Renee and RCC from other coordinators.
As you can see, we have nothing but kind words to say about Renee and RCC. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have worked with Renee, and we wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone getting married in the DMV.