When preparing to get married, my now husband and I were skeptical about using such a service. Hiring a “wedding planner” seems like an outlandish and frugal expense – only for the ‘rich and famous’. It wasn’t until a work colleague (who also used Julianne Young Weddings) made an excellent point. Hiring Julianne Young Weddings is an insurance policy – not only that your day will run smoothly (and boy did it ever!) but the vendors you hire WANT to be hired again with JYW and be reputable to their services they provide their clients.
The wedding industry is like no other – it’s a hard pill to swallow when you’re paying hard earned dollars for services long before you’ve ever received a service! The moment you are interviewing vendors and mention Julianne Young Weddings as your planner/coordinator – attitudes immediately shift. Their reputation is second to none – everyone wants to work with them and be associated with their name and their clients.
We were able to hire Julianne Weddings for ‘Day of Coordination’ but that means so much more than day of. We had the option of having multiple meetings with the staff, prior to, including an initial meeting and transitional meetings with options for more consults on an as needed basis – with countless emails and phone calls. They were always prompt to reply and gracious and kind with their time. Never once did they ever make me feel like I was ‘the crazy obnoxious bride’ , that i had unreasonable requests or questions, and wanted nothing more than to bend over backwards to make sure everything was perfect! The staff on the day of (Aimsley and Sam) were with us for over 18hours! From Decor set up to take down, from sewing my dress when it ripped to knowing exactly where I left my cell phone – dealing with timelines, schedules, and the finer details that no one would think to think of – they did, and dealt with it on the spot. Never once was I panicked, concerned, flustered…..I felt so calm and everything was unbelievably well managed. Because of all of this it gave us just that much more time to enjoy OUR DAY with the people that matter most to us, our guests.
We have said it time and again – of all the money we spent on our wedding day these were dollars VERY WELL spent – and with all the time they put in, I still don’t know how they made any money off of us.
Initial Consultation meetings are free, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this service. They exceeded all of our expectations.
-Amandha and Mike Scheibel
Married October 1st, 2016 @ Hotel Arts, Calgary