When I was growing up most kids my aged watched cartoons. I on the other hand watched Martha Stewart. I realized from a young age I loved cooking, flower arrangements, and hosting dinner parties. In college I was introduced to planning weddings and events and I was instantly in love. I knew what my dreams for my life were and now I am living them.
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Steph · Married on 10/07/2018
Alanna Was A Wedding Gift To Ourselves
If you only take one thing from this review, let it be that Alanna is the best gift you can give to a couple getting married.
As an event planner myself, I thought I would be planning my entire wedding on my own, and hiring a “day of” coordinator to execute everything. But life is full of surprises, and due to a chaotic year, I ended up 5 weeks out from my wedding with nothing but a lot of people flying into Maine for a wedding that didn’t even have a venue yet. We finally decided to bite the bullet and find someone to help, so I started reaching out to planners in the area. We talked to several, but the second we were on the phone with Alanna, I knew she was “the one”. It was like finding the right dress or the right spouse – I just knew talking to her that she was going to be amazing, and she absolutely was. In fact, I have incredibly high expectations, and she exceeded them. She even impressed my impossible-to-please family, who I’m pretty sure will be inviting her to family Christmases from here on out.
Alanna went so far above and beyond to deliver the day we were looking for. She came up with ideas that I never would have, even though I had been drafting a pinterest board for years during my 6-year engagement. She was so thoughtful with all of the details – everyone who came to our wedding felt like we had crafted the event just for them (including my now-husband and I). She went so far as to track down one of the rarest beers in the world for my husband to enjoy at the event, and to find maple fudge (without nuts in it – SO HARD to find!) for my father. She made multiple extra trips for our event, and spent days working with us to bring it together when we got to Maine. By the time we left, she really felt more like a sister than a vendor.
As anyone who plans events knows – even the best laid plans can go awry. And believe me, nothing we planned ended up happening the way it was supposed to. Alanna found a way to bring it all together and make every obstacle into an opportunity. She stayed calm under tremendous pressure, and pulled off a beautiful, memorable, amazing event that everyone in our family couldn’t stop talking about.
There’s no way I could ever summarize how invaluable Alanna was in a few paragraphs, but I can tell you this: I would hire her again in a heartbeat. I am not easily impressed, but Alanna was incredible. I wish I could hire her to come work with me on ALL of the events I put together. Hire her – you won’t be disappointed.
Emily · Married on 09/22/2018
Alanna was great to work with start to finish. We were in communication for almost a year leading up to the wedding and she was there for any silly question I had along the way. She was the best investment that we made! The day of we had a few hurdles such as the flowers freezing and dying , our DJ being subpar, and the venue reps. were no where to be found to put on the heat when it was cold. Alanna was able to throw together a makeshift bouquet in no time, assisted the clueless DJ in what he should be doing, and was able to track down the venue rep. to get the heat bumping when we needed it. These were only a few examples of what Alanna did that day to help everything go smooth. Couldn't have done it without her! She is great!
Lauren · Married on 09/08/2018
Alanna is amazing!
Alanna is an incredible, hard-working wedding coordinator who went absolutely above and beyond for our Vermont wedding in September 2018. The wedding was at a private residence in a remote area and she was key in turning it into the perfect wedding venue. She made herself very available for phone calls with us and was very helpful at strategizing and problem-solving. She came up with great vendor suggestions for the area and has helpful connections. We were planning our wedding from afar and only planned to visit the area once some months before the day itself. Alanna drove three plus hours to meet us there so we could walk the property and go over details. When we talked about wanting a keyboard (piano) for the day of, she went out of her way to get one for us off Craigslist. She also has a million things you can borrow. During the wedding weekend itself (including rehearsal, welcome party, and wedding day), she was instrumental in pulling things together. I got to go off to enjoy the morning with my wedding party before our ceremony, feeling confident that Alanna would handle everything, and she did! We had a magical wedding and really couldn't have done it without her. Thank you so much, Alanna! You will be so lucky if you work with her. Highly recommended!
Let’s just say she takes care of every little detail, so you can enjoy the day as the Bride and Groom with your guests. She is very easy to work with, so friendly and very professional. She is prompt to respond to emails or phone calls, she troubleshoots problems easily, she communicates well, she not afraid to roll up her sleeves and help out setup or cleanup. It is obvious that she loves her job! We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the Vermont / New Hampshire area.