The Otherside Creatives is a full-service wedding planning company located in Baltimore, Maryland. They believe that “some people were born to party.” This passionate team of planners loves to break traditional rules, and find ways to transform small details into the overall theme of the day. The Otherside Creatives pride themselves on being trendsetters, and their ability to throw one-of-a-kind affairs.
Anna and Jordan are the owners and lead planners of this unique business. They have over 10 years of experience in the event planning industry, and they love what they do. Their goal is to capture the essence of each couple they work with, and bring their unique vision to life.
The Otherside Creatives offers three packages to choose between: Full Planning, Partial Planning and Month of Planning & Coordination. They also offer a la carte services, such as an additional coordinator, pre-wedding planning and day-of coordination. Anna and Jordan are skilled in almost every wedding type imaginable, from religious to destination, elopements and more. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
31 Reviews for The Otherside Creatives
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Kathleen H. · Married on 12/27/2019
Stop what you're doing and hire The Otherside Creatives
I met Anna of The Otherside Creatives while touring a Baltimore venue - while the venue didn’t meet all of our needs, I walked away knowing that I needed Anna’s help with planning our wedding! In her role as a venue manager, Anna has exposure to some of the area’s best (and worst) vendors and how they work. We initially met with Anna and Jordan, discussed our vision, hopes, and fears, and from our very first meeting, I knew they just GOT IT. I had a very vague vision for our wedding, so not only did I need the creative help, but I also needed practical support, as I was planning a wedding two days after Christmas while both working full time and studying for my Master’s part time. I needed to hire someone I could fully trust, and I knew that I could trust Anna and Jordan from our very first meeting!
Anna and Jordan provided us with a vision board after our first meeting that captured everything we had discussed. After hiring for partial planning, they sent me referrals for amazing vendors at varying price points so we could decide how to allocate our budget. Anna and Jordan have excellent relationships with an amazing network of professionals in the event-planning business, and before this experience I underestimated how relationship-based this industry is. You’re not just hiring individual wedding vendors, you’re hiring the members of your interdependent wedding team. I couldn’t have been happier with our referrals. Not only did our wedding run like a well-oiled machine, but we felt like we were among old friends throughout the whole wedding planning process just by virtue of the relationships Anna and Jordan had with our team.
I felt like no concern or task was too big or too small to ask of Anna and Jordan. Anna checked in with me regularly to keep me on track with hiring vendors, reassured me when I was unsure about a decision, and basically held my hand through several appointments - selecting furniture, floral, venue walk-through, photography, tastings, etc. At every opportunity, Anna and Jordan went above and beyond to help me put together a wedding that surpassed my hopes and dreams. Anna gained the trust of the moms (mine and my husband’s) as quickly as she did mine, which was so essential to our planning process. Having Anna and Jordan’s support gave me the knowledge and confidence to make decisions based on what my husband and I wanted, not solely to appease others.
On the day of the wedding, Anna and Jordan joined our awesome vendors, my bridesmaids, and I bright and early in the morning and if there was any problem in our day, I hardly knew it. I could relax, have a good time, and enjoy the company of my family and friends with no restriction. Every element of the timeline was discussed ahead of time, and though we deliberately didn’t overload ourselves with to-do’s during our reception, we didn’t feel at all like we were getting pulled away from our party too often to enjoy it. We had so much fun at our wedding, and many of our guests remarked how they’d never seen a bride and groom have so much fun at their own reception.
I cannot possibly thank Anna and Jordan enough. They were easily and by far my best hire throughout the process - and that’s coming from someone who had an entire team of all-stars! I can’t emphasize enough how energetic, creative, thoughtful, ambitious, and FUN these professionals are! I am lucky to have gotten the chance to work with them, and hope to keep enjoying their company as friends now that our wedding is over.
Photo credits @urbanrowphotography
Sent on 01/20/2020
Alyssa B. · Getting married on 07/08/2022
Saved my life and my wedding during Covid-19
I cannot recommend The Otherside Creatives highly enough. Anna has helped make my wedding planning process so smooth and has answered questions before I even thought to ask them countless times. She has recommended vendors, laid out floor plans, said yes to any and every weird and non-traditional idea, been honest when an idea wasn't a great one, let me just vent when I needed to, and so so much more.This week we had to reschedule my wedding due to COVID-19, and we couldn't have done it without her. She took one of the most stressful situations ever and made it feel like something we could overcome by talking with all of my vendors and making so many arrangements for us to be able to quickly pick a new date. I have no doubt that my new wedding date will run smoothly with her at the helm and trust her to overcome literally any obstacle after this. Take the current chaos of the word as a cue and hire Anna so that you have an incredible teammate in coordinating your wedding! Wedding coordinators are indispensable even without a global pandemic, and Anna is just the best.Sent on 03/18/2020
Christin L. · Getting married on 06/09/2021
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!! Please take my advice and hire IMMEDIATELY!!!
I can't say enough good things about The Otherside. In the beginning of our vendor process, I was very close to moving forward with a friends planner, and I ended up meeting Anna at a wedding. She was incredibly down to earth and a moment I loved (which she probably doesn't even remember) was her saying that she always liked to break down a wedding when it was actually over. She said that if she was a bride, and during her reception she saw people taking centerpieces off of tables and cleaning up, she would be sad, so she would never do it for a bride of her own. #GEMSent on 10/14/2020
Otherside relieved an enormous amount of stress leading up and the day of our wedding (and even the days after (ask Anna lol)). Prior to executing a flawless day for my husband and I, Anna and Jordan had been an emotional support during Covid, which really helped us during our wedding lead-up. We had to postpone once and they were all over every detail and helped us come to the (correct) conclusion. One of the biggest factors that helped us sleep at night were all of the regulations around Covid changing depending on the area. Anna and Jordan owned knowing those regulations so we didn't have to. The lead-up to the wedding, as most are, seems overwhelming, however Anna and Jordan made is truly seamless. When I say I had a LOTTT of details included in our wedding, I mean A LOT (ask them lol)!!!! I made a long long long spreadsheet with all too many details that I honestly lost track of, but they completely owned and delivered. I most certainly put Anna and Jordan to the test and I am over the moon with their insane help! We picked a venue where we had to bring all vendors onsite, so as you can imagine there were 10x more details with that many more people/vendors/decisions. Every bride has a vision, and the small details matter to them and their family. Somehow, Anna could remember the absolute smallest amount of detail I shared weeks prior to the wedding and was able to implement behind the scenes. A few examples... she and Jordan were at our venue the days leading up while all types of vendors (tent, caterer, brunch cateter, bathrooms, etc.) were in and out. The dancefloor wasn't setup properly and the best part was, she already had a solution to fix it. Sometimes planners try to sugarcoat problems, but the greatest thing was that Anna didn't hide anything but had a very calming approach. She either had a solution or had multiple solutions to walk-through. We walked into our venue for the first time after setup and she met us out front. While we were walking through and she hit us with some of the hiccups that popped up. As a detailed person, sometimes you think you want to answer everything, but when it comes to a wedding, I was certainly at a point where I wanted decisions made for me. I told Anna and Jordan I trusted what their gut and I am so grateful they were able to make the best and right decisions on our behalf. They were my voice when I couldn't be.... for example, the flowers I ordered (on my own) weren't what I expected. Anna could tell I was thrown off when I saw them for the first time. She knew in particular that I had a bouquet in memory of a very close friend and that bouquet was supposed to be used in the majority of my photos. She took control of the situation and was my voice to have things fixed so I didn't have to stress. Again, talking about details, I ended up doing my own centerpieces, and The Otherside helped the day before and the day of to make sure they were perfect (which they were)!! I also had a very quick outfit change for a "surprise dance" we did. I only had 2.5 minutes to run inside, change, and come back out. Anna even remembered how many buttons I told her needed to be undone from weeks before.. she truly listens and delivers!!! The large and small details she had covered, whether they were very important to me and my family or not. While we went to the chapel with a small group to get married, a bridesmaid at the house said Anna had been looking for decorations my mom really wanted (and spent a lot of time prepping) for the outdoor ceremony last that day. We didn't have them in the right place for Anna to find which made her life a bit difficult, since she knew how important it was for my mom. She hunted for a looong time to find the decorations, knowing it would make my mom happy too, and had them out exactly as planned. Another planner-angel moment that I didn't even realize happened was that the cards for eating kept blowing in the wind and wouldn't stay on the table. She and our venue contact came up with an idea hours before the reception on how to fit with string and clothespins (it actually was adorable haha).
The wedding space is all about customer service - your name goes a long way... again, I cannot say enough good things about this tag-team!! I trusted their every instinct and absolutely adored their company along the way. They were my voice when I needed it most and listened to every single detail along the way. I am more than happy with all of their work and would be happy to chat with anyone who is trying to make a decision!!!