7 Reviews for A Charming Affair
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ACA is the best wedding planner in the DC metro area! Erin, the owner, is kind, meticulous and thorough, very responsive, and has exquisite style. She ensured our big day - a contemporary but effortless-style wedding in a natural setting - was beyond our wildest dreams!
We had a guest list of 200, cultural and spiritual elements to represent (Persian-Christian), and approximately 7 months to plan. We were always amazed with Erin and everything she was willing to do to make our day perfect. Below are merely SOME examples of the services Erin provided:
-Conducted biweekly calls where she kept us on track action items and priorities;
-Narrowed down the plethora of wedding vendors and provided a select 2-3 in each category based on what we were looking for (this included venue, catering, rental equipment, attire, favors, invitations, gifts, florals, music, officiants, etc.);
-Sent RFPs to vendors and would review their proposals to ensure everything was included;
-Managed all vendor communications to include contract reviews, behind-the-scene negotiations, and venue walkthroughs;
-Managed all design elements for the wedding and created SEVERAL beautiful pieces from scratch to include our escort card display;
-Helped select our invitations and worked with the designer to meet our needs;
-Mailed invitations and collected all RSVP responses;
-Managed day of activities FLAWLESSLY with a team she hired (she was actually onsite several times the week of/after while vendors dropped off and picked up items, arranging design elements as needed).
We used Pinterest to collaborate on a vision for the wedding design which helped a tremendous amount. Beyond that, she has an amazing online tool to help manage the overall timeline, payment due dates, store call notes, display action items, collaborate on vendors, wedding RSVP tracking, and seating assignments.
In short, she made the entire process a breeze; WE FELT LIKE ROYALTY. Hire her.
Erin is a wonderful wedding planner, who helped us coordinate communication and planning while both my husband and I were living in separate states and in a different state from our wedding venue.
Both my husband and I have busy schedules and Erin was super flexible in working around our schedules. We were able to communicate regularly either via telephone or email. She gave us detailed weekly updates and kept us on track with wedding tasks.
The wedding day was phenomenal and everything that I could ever dream. Erin truly fulfilled my wedding vision. Everything came together wonderfully, and it could NOT have happened without Erin's planning and coordination.
Erin from ACA is a great wedding planner who is definitely worth the money. She helped us plan a wedding where my spouse and I were out of state and working in two different states. She was prompt with weekly emails/phone calls for updates. She was also present to all meetings with vendors and kept everyone on task. The only thing that I wished she had done was give more recommendations of vendors. We set a budget at the beginning of the contract but being most couples are planning a wedding for the first time and may not know the difference between different price-tiered vendors for florists, DJ, cinematographer, etc. However, this is a minor issue and the final wedding turned out to be spectacular.