This is long but I highly encourage anyone who is remotely considering hiring (or has hired) Brittany of Soiree 99 to read. If you do not hire the vendors in her circle, you will see the repercussions leading up and the day of for it, e...
specially her photographer best friend. If she determines she doesn’t like you for some reason, you will see the repercussions on your special day/weekend.
After not hearing from our Brittany following our wedding, and hearing from other vendors that Brittany had in fact reached out to them, apologizing for her poor performance and attitudes.. blaming us (the bride and groom). We finally reach out to her for her remarks on the execution of our wedding. It was CLEAR to just about everyone that things did not go as planned and the shortcomings that happened. We were hoping we would have a professional that we put our one day, life moment, 100k wedding in the hands of, that she would reach out to us. SILENCE. So, when we let her know we were extremely upset and hurt by what had happened. The response was, in summary, ‘you failed to provide these details’ and QUOTE, “I completed all contractual obligations for your wedding weekend.” The following was sent to Brittany for her failures as a professional and person who we hired putting our wedding in her hands.
‘You completely misled us throughout our entire wedding planning process and wedding weekend. When concern and distress was expressed to you about exceeding the agreed upon budget, you responded, “Really appreciate you trusting that I've got this handled Kelsy! Encouraging you to take a breather this weekend. A number of the questions listed in your emails are ones I've got going and your vendors will handle as well. It feels like you might need to take a step back and have a little "me time"-- take a long bath, get a massage, etc. You hired a planner for a reason and we've got this!”
My unease and stress was clearly warranted since we were unequivocally misled by empty promises and your failure to perform. Examples of your breach, non-performance and omissions are set forth below; this is not a comprehensive list but only some of the examples:
-Failure to provide back up plan for either Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding [in case of weather changes, which were noted as a possibility given the time of year (end of August) and in the forecast the entire week]
-Failure to Coordinate and Execute the Rehearsal Dinner –
-Failure to oversee and the execution of decor - incorrect lighting was installed for the rehearsal dinner, as a result lights had to be removed and correct lighting installed.
-Your failure resulted in additional costs to which we were not consulted nor did we agree.
-Rehearsal tables were not properly or correctly set up for the caterer and as a result our guests felt compelled to come to our rescue by moving tables and placing linens - a job that you were charged to do and for which you were responsible.
-Failure to move heat lamps into place for the rehearsal dinner to warm the guests then failure the following day to have the heat lamps picked up and returned to the vendor
-Failure to move the desserts out of the rain, with no back-up plan - our guests again were the one who scrambled to transport the pies across the grounds to the gazebo. During this time frame you were sitting on a sofa inside the arena with your family.
-Failure to not only meet but to even remotely manage budget and provide the reliable guidance as advertised.
Reviewed On 3/30/2019 by Hanah H
Best decision ever!
Weʼre a couple from the Midwest that was looking to have a winter wedding in the mountains. After exhausting what seemed like EVERY option in Colorado (HOURS of research, tens of emails & phone calls, and one trip there), I ...
was at my wits end. Ready to throw in the towel and have a courthouse-type ceremony. I was exhausted. Enter a chance encounter with a blog post by Rocky Mountain Bride featuring Soirée 99ʼs Impromptu Wedding concept. The angels literally sang! At just the right time. Something couldnʼt be more perfect.
I was the bride that never quite dreamed of that big day. I didnʼt have a Pinterest board full of ideas or a specific gown in mind. I knew I wanted an intimate ceremony on a snowy winter day with the mountains in the backdrop and a hell of a menu. Thatʼs it. I didnʼt care to stress over the details or worry about executing them. I wanted to be able to enjoy the best day of my life to the absolute fullest. For this reason, hiring Brittany at Soirée 99 was the SINGLE BEST thing we could have EVER done for our wedding day. Not once was I worried, nervous, stressed, or BUSY. I was able to sip coffee and mimosas for hours on the morning of my wedding while getting my hair and makeup done, while Brittany and her incredibly sweet grandmother set up the wedding dreams are made of! I was lucky enough to walk out of my bridal suite and see a magazine-worthy wedding. Created just for ME and my soon-to-be husband. I canʼt tell you how incredible that was.
Brittany made my wedding day utter perfection. She made planning (I say that loosely because she is the true star!) a wedding from half way across the country SO. EASY. She takes the time to ask you what is most important to you, what you like and dislike, and how involved youʼd like to be with the entire process. Our wedding was over a month ago, and I am still constantly telling people that I canʼt believe how perfect everything was. Itʼs truly unbelievable. If I have one piece of advice for you it is to invest in Brittany at Soirée 99. She will make your wedding day and experience everything you deserve and more. My heart is forever grateful for her, and her spectacular work will be displayed in photographs around our home for generations to come.
Reviewed On 7/25/2018 by Tom M
Brittany did an outstanding job with the event coordination for my daughter and son to be’s wedding and everything went off beautifully! She was not only a great connection point between multiple vendors and the resort where we stayed and they ...
were married at (Paws Up) but she provided beautiful suggestions and ideas. These were the little things that made the occasion even more memorable. We did this from afar (our group came from Dallas) so having Brittany as our person on the ground was a welcome comfort and relief in the lead up to the weekend. Her coordination with Habitat Florist (Missoula) was especially noteworthy as she made suggestions for the table settings that took the reception to a whole new level. The wedding was everything Tom and Laura envisioned, due in large part to Brittany’s efforts. She did an incredible job behind the scenes to make it a truly memorable occasion.
Reviewed On 2/21/2018 by Karli G
Brittany was our day of coordinator and did an AMAZING job. She took my vision and made it 100x better. Very professional, very organized throughout the entire planning, and made it so I did not have to worry about anything on the day of - I ju...