Hiring a wedding planner was definitely worth it. Natalie and her mother shown through from all the others in their sincerity and openness. I don’t regret hiring her at all. She was there to do all the research for anything I wanted, compile a list of pro’s and cons of each vendor, keep me on track in my budget and remind me about my vision- its so easy to go into wedding mode and spend spend spend but Natalie was there to reign me back (“remember when you said you didn’t want wedding favors?”)
A few little things did disappoint me, like how the videographer didn’t know the schedule where to meet us, or how the DJ set up lights I didn’t want him to, and how she dressed extremely casually for a formal wedding. All minor of course. Does that mean I regret choosing Natalie? No no NO! Because my wedding looked exactly EXACTLY like I envisioned. The tables were elegant, the centerpieces gorgeous and the cake table stunning. She helped bring my vision to life, my wedding was warm and elegant and bold all at the same time- and considering my vision was a blank canvass to which I had no colors and only an aversion for flowers I hope that says something about exactly how much effort she put into finding exactly what I wanted, then making it fit into my budget.
Natalie is a wonderful woman, who will go to bat for you and is not afraid to tell those blood sucking leechers in the wedding business where to stick it. She’s efficient and will get back to you with information you want/need right away- I once accidentally called her at midnight (I was on night shifts) and she picked up and had a full conversation with me putting aside my fears before gently reminding me of the time. I was mortified! But so appreciative. Even more she took such good care of my mother (who broke her leg the night before my wedding). She waited on her all night-for this act of kindness alone I will forever be thankful. THANK YOU NATALIE!!