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Carmen has been extremely thoughtful during the whole wedding planning process, she has made the tedious and scary process organised and easy.
First and foremost, Carmen is extremely passionate about what she does and bringing joy to her friends. Here I used 'friends' instead of 'clients' because my wife and I really felt being in great hands of a long time friend. Planning for a wedding, after first hand experience, is extremely difficult and nerve wrecking, and to us, the feeling of having an experienced friend looking out for us was paramount.
Secondly, organisation and experience. Our understanding of the wedding planning was this big unmanageable mess, but since Carmen was an such outstanding seasoned veteran, she offered detailed plan and timeline, and executed on point, so we never felt behind or rushed along the way. We always had plenty time at each step to review all details, which allowed us to make great decisions on every aspect of our wedding.
Third, representation and budgeting. Carmen accompanied us throughout the entire 6 months. She was not only there with us at every important meeting with vendors, wedding venue, etc, she represented our best interest. She was always the first to voice our concern on our behalf at any situation that arose. In addition, she always tried her best to negotiate the best deal for us for the most value returned, hence how we stayed within budget :D
Last but not least, close connections to great vendors. Not only was Carmen a pleasure to work with, all vendors she introduced for DJ, music band, designer, decoration, were passionate groups of utter most professionalism. Every part of our wedding was surreal because we were in unbelievable hands. From photographer, to band, to DJ, to designing, we owe our hugely successful wedding to the lovely and extremely responsible vendors with whom Carmen had put us in contact with.
Huge thanks and nothing but love for Carmen, best wedding planner in T.dot!
Wow...there are so many wonderful things to say about Devoted To You...From the moment we started working with Carmen she was amazingly professional, unbelievable responsive, organized and resourceful. There was not a moment where she was not on top of things, preemptively answering our questions/concerns and making our vision come true for our wedding...not such an easy task given that it was in Florence. The vendors (not only talented, but such wonderful people) she used in town and the ones in Florence, Italy were phenomenal and although she was not at the actual wedding in Italy she not only worked with us to the moment we got on the plane, but continued to handling things/organizing when we landed and was in constant communication the entire time despite her local wedding planner (who was also a phenomenal choice) by our side in Florence. It was Carmen's impeccable resources, attention to detail (my detail as I was the bride) and hard work that made our wedding magical! I am still in withdrawal from it all. Thank you to the entire team...wishing you all the success in your future party planning....
We planned our wedding from a different city and Carmen and Kate were so helpful during the month before our wedding. Carmen went out of her way and transported a van's worth of items to our venue downtown. Kate kept us on track on the day of our wedding and insured everything happened on schedule. Thank you, Carmen and Kate, for helping to make our wedding day so special and stress-free for both of us.
To say that Carmen and her team are amazing wedding planners would be an understatement. On our big day, my husband and I were completely basked in joy and praises throughout the day: every detail was well attended to and every aspect was well considered. Needless to say, our guests enjoyed the wedding just as much as we did; many of them even dubbed our wedding as their dream/fantasy wedding. All thanks to Carmen.
Our wedding was an Indian and Chinese outdoor wedding. Carmen and her professional assistant Kate were able to gracefully orchestrate the wedding under the late July heat, on the vast acres of venue site. She thinks 2 steps ahead of everyone and goes the extra mile to ensure the smooth operation of the wedding.
Of course none of these would have been possible without her impeccable planning expertise. Our preparation time was relatively short. Thankfully, with Carmen and her team guiding us along the way, accommodating both our expectation and budget, the preparation flowed pleasantly and care-free for us.
All in all, Carmen not only is professional, efficient, detail-oriented, resourceful, but above all, genuinely cares for us and our wedding. We would certainly trust her with our future events, and most absolutely, recommend all couples to trust their big days with her.
She is great helpful to our wedding planning,
1 saving our time
2 saving our money
3 doing good job on communication among all other contractor
4 doing good job on organizing at the wedding night
5 working effective
Carmen is a wonderful wedding planner. She is friendly, patient and thorough. She is never intrusive, but always remains hands-on enough to move things along in the planning process. She is resourceful in connecting you to appropriate vendors, and takes her time and helping you make a decision. Most importantly, Carmen is incredibly diligent and hard-working, and never takes the easy way out. Thank you Carmen for taking the pain out of the process (and bearing most of it)!
Carmen was an extremely AMAZING wedding planner - from beginning to end she helped out with all the big and small problems. She voices her opinions to suggest ideas that would enhance the wedding experience for both guests and brides+groom. Her organization skills are impeccable - which helped us stayed on track planning-wise and budget-wise. Considering how busy (which is understated during a wedding) it is throughout the day, she would coordinate with all the wedding vendors to ensure that everything is completed to perfection so that the bride+groom could enjoy their night as much as the guests. For sure, our wedding could not have gone as smoothly as it did had it not been for Carmen and her team of professional assistants (Kate - you rock!, Rainbow - thanks for helping). So if any bride/groom/bridesmaids/groomsmen/anyone is looking for a quality wedding planner that you can trust, it's Carmen!
My wife and I would like to thank Carmen and her team for flawlessly planning and executing our wedding last month. Honestly, given what I've heard from my friends who have also gotten married, weddings are far from flawless, especially the day of. I think ours was probably the same, but Carmen was always there to handle any problems, delays, and whatnot. And for the bride and groom, to not have to see any of these things happening in the background...well, that's what a good wedding planner is for. So from our viewpoint, it WAS flawless! We would definitely recommend Devoted to You to all of our friends!
Carmen is undeniably passionate about her work. She is hard working, thoughtful, and will take the extra step to plan through your wedding experience. For us, Carmen was the right choice to plan our destination wedding in Florence. With experience planning many destination weddings, not to mention her own (also in Florence!), her expertise and reliable local counterpart made her a great team to work with. Always happy to go back to the drawing board, she provided lots (and I mean LOTS) of options to work with, for venues and vendors. Carmen was able to very thoroughly plan the requirements for each vendor we dealt with and would work around the clock to suit Italy time. In particular, she was able to nail our floral decor requirements, including coordinating a mock up of our main harvest table which took many iterations to ensure our design would be executed as planned. Thanks Carmen for all your help and support!
Carmen and her team did an absolutely amazing job coordinating our wedding. From our initial meeting, to planning, to execution, Carmen was absolutely professional in coordinating the tiny details that we didn't have time for (or wanted to deal with!) and was quick to respond to any query we had.
Her breadth of knowledge of the Toronto wedding industry was invaluable and she really did help us create the chic, timeless wedding we had wanted.
We would highly recommend Carmen.
Devoted to you always responds to you in a very timely manner, even across several timezones, as in our case. They will be able to plan your wedding efficiently and thoroughly even if you're not in Toronto, and/or if the wedding is not in Toronto.
I will definitely recommend this vendor to my friends. My planner is professional, caring, style and detail focused. It was a great experience working with her! Thanks to her we had a well prepared and organized wedding!
Carmen and Jennifer were my planners. They helped my husband and I through the entire planning process, and we could not have done it without them.
After our first meeting, I knew we would work well together, but I had no idea that I would make two wonderful friends, and that's exactly what it felt like; working with friends.
They helped me make difficult decisions, and made each step easier than the last. They took the burden of stress off of me during an already stressful time, and I am eternally grateful for their hard work.
C and G
Carmen and her team were absolutely amazing. I hired Carmen immediately after meeting with her and one of her associates over coffee. She came off as extremely professional and organized from our first contact and upheld that initial impression throughout the entire wedding process. Although I only hired Devoted to You on for the 'same day' wedding planning package, Carmen was always available to me before the wedding and never hesitated to lend a hand whenever she could. For the month leading up to the wedding Devoted to You took over the entire planning process with regards to securing and confirming with all of the vendors as well as creating an extremely detailed timeline for the day of the wedding. I was so happy to have Carmen and her team be a part of my special day as I really felt confident enough to leave it all in their hands so that my husband and I could do nothing else but just enjoy ourselves. Devoted to you offers nothing but 5 star service!!!
Carmen and her assistant Jennifer have provided the service that is more than my hubby and I can ask for. They helped us plan our wedding in 3 months and it was the perfect wedding I was dreaming for. Everything goes smoothly on the big day. My hubby and I really enjoyed it. They are there from the beginning to the end. We are really glad that we had Devoted to You to be our wedding planning vendor. They are the best.
Truly a life saver, I would not have been able to get organized without all your help and support to acheive the wedding of my dreams! With demanding family members and what feels like impossible ideas, you were very flexible and creative in meeting a our needs. What impressed me the most is that the coordinators were so passionate, I felt like I could trust you with everything! Thank you for making this wedding planning experience so pleasant and for making our day the best of our lives!