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Rachel · Married on 11/04/2017
Bringing on Vicky Choy and Event Accomplished was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She is phenomenal - and jumped right in with partial planning services after I did a majority of the vendor search. She kept me on task to get done what we needed to in prep for the big day. On our wedding day, she handled everything so the process was as smooth as possible for my new-husband and I. Vicky is an excellent planner - and I highly recommend her to anyone!Sent on 11/27/2017
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Mana · Married on 08/26/2017
Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we attribute having such a beautiful and perfect day because of Vicky's help and everything she did for us behind the scenes.
We hired Vicky as a three month out coordinator. At first, I was reluctant to spend money on a day of coordinator because I was a hands on and very involved bride, but I am so glad I did. Vicky was extremely organized throughout the wedding planning process. There were no details left unturned. She uses a great online software tool that organizes all files and discussion threads, which made it really easy to see what needed to be done.
On the wedding day, Vicky was truly a rock star. I felt so relaxed and I was able to enjoy every minute of the day because I knew she was on top of everything and so reliable. She was always one step ahead and had things done before I even thought about it. We have gotten several comments from my family and friends that she did such an excellent job - so much so that one of my bridesmaids, who is getting married in New York, decided she needed a day of coordinator (something she never considered before) after seeing how helpful and great Vicky was during our wedding. I highly recommend her. You will enjoy your wedding day so much more with her help!
Amy · Married on 08/19/2017
We were uncertain about hiring a coordinator as I thought I could do it all myself. Turns out, hiring Vicky at Events Accomplished was one of the best decisions I could have made! There is no way I could have been everywhere I needed to be on the wedding day; Vicky and her assistants made that possible. Her attention to detail left me completely comfortable to turn everything over to her on the day of and just enjoy all of the hard work I'd done planning for a year. I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding.
C · Married on 07/01/2017
We are so happy we hired Vicky to be our three-month planner and day-of coordinator! We had anticipated planning everything on our own until the last month, when we would bring on a wedding planner to help consolidate all the vendor information and be the contact person. However, we were able to bring Vicky onboard for 3 months for the same it would be for 1 month with other companies. This, combined with her extensive ethnic-fusion wedding experience, was a no-brainer! We had a fusion Taiwanese-Bangladeshi wedding - and her input and feedback about various traditional and performances were invaluable! She hit the ground running three months before the wedding - contacting all vendors so they knew she was the point of contact. This was a huge relief for us! She was a great help in finalizing details, such as cutlery, place settings, linens, etc. - she has a great eye!Sent on 07/11/2017
We particularly appreciated Vicky's extremely organized approach - she uses a great online service that organizes all files and discussion threads. It was easy to see what things still needed to be done and which were checked off. Communication with Vicky is easy, rapid, and direct. She is always available and responds to emails quickly. There was absolutely no issue with getting a hold of her! She also lets you know in advance if she will be out of town or temporarily unavailable - this was greatly appreciated.
For the wedding day, Vicky created an extensive and thorough timeline - so helpful! She also created a condensed timeline for the wedding party, which was great! Our wedding day was jam-packed from the minute the ceremony started until the last song the DJ played. She facilitated everything to make sure we were on time - but we never felt rushed or hurried. She also coordinated all the vendors so that we did not have to do anything other than enjoy our day!
We highly recommend Event Accomplished to anyone! - weddings or special events, Vicky will do a great job!
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Kelly · Married on 09/17/2016
We hired Event Accomplished as our "two month" coordinators. As a bride who was doing most of the planning herself it was an amazing piece of mind as we approached the wedding date to know that on the day of I would not have to be coordinating with vendor arrivals or handling things that went wrong and could enjoy the time I had to spend with friends and family. From the initial call, to the in-person planning meetings, both Jen and Vicky were organized and on top of things and kept me on schedule knowing when I should accomplish certain milestones by. Jen also made an amazing schedule for the wedding weekend which was super helpful to distribute to all those involved.Sent on 09/19/2016
We navigated street closures due to a street fair, a slight flood the morning of, and everything went beyond smoothly thanks to them - I have no idea if things were late or went wrong - as far as I can tell everything was perfect which means they went above and beyond! The venue looked great, they set out all of the small details that we brought and also coordinated dropping them off at our hotel room after. I would very highly recommend Event Accomplished, in particular if you have a venue which is just a space and you have to bring everything in - they handled all of the vendor logistics seamlessly. My husband said the night of the wedding "whatever we paid for them they are worth it times two, this was an amazing decision to hire them, they are so on top of this." Jen and Vicky did an amazing job!!
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Jocelyn · Married on 06/10/2016
Hands down, Vicky and Jen are the BEST coordinators out there! I'm not sure I can put this into words. My now husband & I planned most of our wedding, but wanted someone to take over our day & coordinate our actual wedding day so us, our family, & our friends could enjoy the day stress fee. We've been to many weddings where a mom, sister, best friend, best man, etc were stressed out & didn't enjoy the wedding because they were making sure the wedding was set up, happened, & stayed on schedule. We wanted to avoid this! The second we initially sat down with Vicky and Jen, we knew they were the ones to do this for us.Sent on 08/15/2016
Both have such have great expertise & experience in planning & coordinating a wedding & helped guide us a few weeks/months out through the actual wedding day. We got to enjoy every second of the day & not think twice about vendors, about if things were set up right, or even where we had to be. I never imagined being able to totally let go of such an important day, but Jen made me feel 100% comfortable letting go & enjoying the day. Jen sat down with us & made a schedule for the day (the thing I had ZERO clue where to even start), and even came & checked in on us during the day while getting ready, & even made sure the groomsmen made it on time (a feat I thought was impossible!). We were able to hand over all coordination of our vendors to them and just worry about getting ourselves ready for the wedding. Jen & Vicky made our wedding day seamless for us. If anything went wrong, we had NO clue! Which was the most important thing when it came to the day, other than our vision.
Jen & Vicky sat down with us & made sure they understood what was the most important aspects, what our day looked like & executed perfectly. The day was absolutely magical for us. Jenn & Vicky understood our vision & made it come to life even more than we could imagine. HIRE THEM NOW!
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Emily · Married on 11/07/2015
I really enjoyed working with Vicky Choy from start to finish! I used her for both pre-event and day-of planning. It made a huge difference in my wedding planning experience; it was not NEARLY as stressful when compared to my friends who did not have a planner. I was initially drawn to Vicky because she had experience at our wedding site, River Farm, but ended up wanting to work with her because she seemed very organized, straightforward, and after chatting with her she was very nice and personable, so I felt comfortable working so closely with her. As we started working together, I was also impressed that Vicky used a project planning software. I’m sure if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to, but I LOVED it; it made it so much easier to track documents and key conversations about certain planning elements. It also helped with understanding who owned a task and when it was due - so much better than doing it all over email. Vicky was always great about answering all questions promptly and was never afraid to offer her honest opinion/advice on something. I also SO appreciated Vicky's flexibility in communicating. Scheduling meetings with vendors could get stressful as we were planning our wedding from out-of-state and both working full time jobs (not to mention my now-husband is a pilot). She would hop on a call or Skype when it suited our schedules and it was just as effective, though closer to the date we did have in-person meetings that were definitely valuable. I also think the number of meetings was just right; I appreciated that she didn't require meetings unnecessarily just for the sake of having meetings. I loved all of our vendors, but working with Vicky was critical to our wedding’s success as she helped with vendor management. It was SO reassuring knowing she was tracking everyone down and making sure they executed perfectly. Working with Vicky helped maximize our fun during the planning process and the day of the wedding! Thank you so much, Vicky!
Kathleen · Married on 06/06/2015
Our first meeting with Vicky was at our favorite restaurant, Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD - where we ended up having our rehearsal dinner. Her willingness to meet and have a beer on our turf told us that she was the wedding planner we needed to orchestrate our day. Joel and I moved to Toronto six months before our wedding, which we thought would make any decisions and meetings with vendors difficult. However, Vicky's excellent planning and ability to work closely with vendors allowed us to plan the perfect day from afar. We could not have asked for a better planner!
User4059980 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I hired Vicky Choy, from Event Accomplished, to be our "two month out" coordinator. Needless to say, we could not have pulled it off without her. We enjoyed working with Vicky because she is so calm and straight to the point. Vicky doesn't beat around the bush or sugar coat things, she tells you how it is and what needs to be done, when, why and then before you know it, its done. Vicky had to go above and beyond for our wedding because we had our ceremony in a church and the reception on Ft. Belvoir. Ft Belvoir changed their policy for getting guests on base about a month before our wedding. Vicky had to handle a lot of last minute things with them and she got it all done, no problem. Transportation and getting everyone on base in a timely manner was a huge concern of mine. The day of, I didn't even think about it! Vicky had everything timed and set up accordingly and all my guests arrived on time for cocktail hour! I was impressed with Vicky's assistant, Jaunice, who came up to me a few times during the reception just to check in and ask if I needed anything. It made me feel like a princess! I would highly recommend Event Accomplished for your next event. My bridesmaids even commented on how great Vicky was and loved her. She is so easy to work it. She thinks of everything and makes it all happen! My wedding was more than I even imagined. I could not believe how beautiful everything turned out and how much fun I had! And that was the most important thing to me and my hubby. We hadn't seen some friends in years and we just had a great time hanging out with everyone and NOT worrying about anything!
User3704242 · 2+ years ago
Anyone who tells you that “you can’t enjoy your own wedding” has never met Megan Farris or worked with Event Accomplished! The money that my fiancé (now wife) and I spent hiring Megan as our Day of Coordinator was by far the best money that we spent on our entire wedding!!
We met with Megan several times leading up to the big day and she developed a timeline for us to ensure that everything flowed smoothly throughout the entire day. Megan was always incredibly responsive via email and phone and was happy to provide honest feedback and opinions during the wedding planning process (like how much to tip and whether an idea of ours was realistic or not).
Megan took care of EVERYTHING on the day of including picking up lunch for the bridal party, setting up decorations, pinning boutonnieres on groomsmen and parents, coordinating everything with all the vendors, and gathering all your gifts and decorations at the end of the night. She does it all so that you and your family can just enjoy yourselves!!
Most importantly she does it all with a smile on her face and without being pushy. My wife and I had the greatest time at our own wedding and it’s because Megan took care of everything for us so that we could just party with all of our friends and family!
michael · Married on 08/24/2013
Megan was our wedding planner and I'm not really sure what we would have done without her. Megan made sure everything ran smoothly on the wedding day and, in the opinion of my wife and I, went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. She provided a very detailed timeline and met with us multiple times before the wedding to make sure every detail was taken care of. I even planned to pick up the wedding favors the day of as they were baked goods, and Megan wouldn't hear of it. She insisted that I relax on the wedding day.
Most of all she made sure everything got back to us at the end of the night when my wife and I were clearly too inebriated to deal with vendors and transporting wedding items back to the hotel. We also got tons of compliments from the wedding party about how great of a job Megan did.
I would highly recommend events accomplished for any planning needs.
Vinita · Married on 08/03/2013
We worked with Vicky Choy for our August 2013 wedding at the Westfields Marriott in VA. I cannot say enough good things about Vicky. She went above and beyond to ensure that there were no hiccups during our wedding events and both of our families had nothing but praise for Vicky and her assistant Juanice. We had a traditional Indian wedding with multiple days of events and Vicky made sure that each day was as stress free as possible. We had a last minute snafu with our place cards for one of our pre-wedding events and even though Vicky was only technically responsible for day-of wedding coordination she made sure that we had our place cards on time and went out of her way to get these to us in a timely fashion. This speaks volumes about Vicky's dedication to her job. She is efficient, punctual and always available when you need her. We absolutely loved working with Vicky and would highly recommend her to all couples looking for a planner!
Sally · Married on 06/01/2013
I hired Event Accomplished for day-of coordination. This is the BEST money we spent for our wedding. My primary goal for our wedding was that my husband and I and our families get to enjoy the day (I have been to a number of weddings were the mother-of-the-bride/groom were running around the day-of paying vendors, setting up decorations, etc). Vicky exceeded my expectations. I know how much work went into the day going off without a hitch, but I have absolutely no idea how it happened - which is exactly the way I wanted it. I had an amazing day, and so did my husband and our families.
Vicky is exceptionally professional and organized. We held our wedding (ceremony and reception) at a restaurant. If Vicky had any concerns about this non-traditional venue, she never let it show (which was a HUGE comfort). Though we hired her for day-of coordination, this service includes an amazing amount of pre-event consultation which was absolutely critical.
Our family and wedding party stated multiple times "I'm so glad you hired Vicky." The day after the wedding my mom (who can be a tough customer) said "she even helped us get and load at cab!"
Bottom line: if you're thinking about a wedding/event coordinator hire Event Accomplished, you won't be sorry. If I could hire EA to coordinate my life, I would be tempted...
Sally · Married on 05/04/2013
Vicky was such a pleasure to work with! We were planning the wedding for about a year, in the midst of a cross-country move—oh, and I left my job to start a new business, so suffice it to say we were more than a little scatter-brained. Vicky stayed on task and kept us organized the entire time, pulling together a whirlwind weekend of vendor meetings for the short time that we *were* in the area (we mostly planned long-distance) and always being completely accountable for the status of god knows how many contracts and vendor agreements. Someone asked me right after the wedding, "So, did anything go wrong?", expecting to hear some typical near-wedding-disaster story, and I couldn't think of a thing. If there even were any mishaps, Vicky handled them and we never knew. We spent the entire wedding day having a blast and feeling completely relaxed.
Catherine · Married on 09/08/2012
THIS IS THE BEST MONEY YOU WILL EVER SPEND. Do NOT second guess this decision. Choose Event Accomplished. I actually considered becoming a wedding planner myself due to my detail-oriented personality and love for weddings. I thought for my own wedding, the planning process would be perfect and fun.. WRONG. I worked with Megan, AKA my "life saver". She is amazing and will think of the tiniest details that you would have never considered but will make a huge difference. My entire wedding party and family commented on how amazing Megan was. My husband and I agree that if we did not have her on our wedding day, it would have ended in tears.
We had an outdoor wedding, with no rain plan. WELL, it rained... big time. Tornado warnings and all. Trust me, when you are in the white dress with your hair and makeup done and all of the planning is behind you.. you will not have the strength or patience to make any last minute decisions. Our entire timeline had to be changed last minute due to the huge storm, and we walked away from our wedding day happier than ever with how it all turned out. We even had several comments made about how it was the "best wedding" people had ever attended.
Again- do not second guess the need for a planner or day-of coordinator. Megan is professional, flexible, responsive, tough (in a good way- which you want!), and sweeter than pie all at the same time. My husband and I joke about her fan club that we plan to start!
Best of luck to you, and again- you will be MORE than happy for choosing Event Accomplished!
Nadia · Married on 05/19/2012
Our wedding was 3 months ago (May 19th-- sorry it took so long to write a review!) and took place in my parents' backyard. Our vision was to keep it small, but my parents wanted to invite a lot of their family. Long story short, the compromise was to have a very small intimate ceremony in the morning, then the larger reception in the evening. Vicky and Event Accomplished literally made our dream wedding come true. I can't say enough about how thoughtful, organized, prepared, down to business she is, and relaxed she made us feel during the whole process (not to mention how personable she is). We didn't have to worry about a SINGLE thing, both the days leading up to the wedding and of course on the big day. We hired her as a "day of" planner, but she seriously went above and beyond all expectations. She met with us several times beforehand, was always available via phone or emails, made herself available during the tent delivery/ set-up of everything. She developed this timeline/ checklist that made us think about every little detail, and helped prepare to make things run smoothly. She even helped with the coordinating the decorations. I can't even count the amount of times my parents said "thank goodness for Vicky!" throughout the entire wedding weekend. After saying yes to my proposal, hiring Event Accomplished is the single best thing we could have done to have our perfect day :-)
L · Married on 04/21/2012
Event Accomplished provided the perfect level of wedding coordination for us. We were able to tailor a coordination package that was well suited to our tastes for doing some of the planning, but not all, on our own. Vicky Choy was an excellent coordinator, who had a business-like approach that instilled a lot of confidence in her ability to get everything done. She kept us on track prior to the wedding, and provided a lot of useful advice along the way. On the day of the wedding, Vicky worked tirelessly--dealing with everything from the last minute threat of rain to keeping track of numerous personal items incorporated into the ceremony. We couldn't have done it without her, and we know that Vicky was a key reason that people are still raving about what a good time they had. Hire Event Accomplished--you won't be sorry!
Lindsay · Married on 11/12/2011
Vicky from Events Accomplished was amazing. We used their day of the wedding coordination service and got so much more. I had assumed that a day of the wedding coordinator would only really become involved the month before the wedding and just help with the day of organization. But Vicky came to many of my vendor appointments to help me pick out the linens and flowers in order to maintain a fluid theme throughout the wedding decor. She worked with my photographer and DJ to design a time line that everyone was on board with. She was always available to talk and brought up points that I had not thought of. As wonderful as all of that was, she really shined at the wedding ceremony and reception. She not only kept me and the wedding party happy and within our time line but she was also there to make sure every guest was comfortable and in need of nothing. She is polite, organized, punctual, and has a wonderful sense of humor that will put you at ease. Every guest said that it was the best wedding they had ever attended and for those who interacted with Vicky (she was good at staying behind the scenes unless otherwise needed) are still telling me how much they liked and appreciated her assistance.
Risa · Married on 10/08/2011
We worked with Megan from Event Accomplished. We met with three other coordinators before we met Megan. She blew us away from the first time we met her. She was so organized, prepared, experienced and confident. Megan was flexible with meeting times, on the weekend or evenings during the week. She would drive all the way out to our house to meet with us. She helped facilitate communication with my other vendors when they weren't being communicative. I was really able to enjoy the week leading up to the wedding and leave everything to her. She took care of all the last minute stuff and bringing everything to the venue and setting everything up. She brought lunch for me and my bridesmaids on the wedding day and set it up in our hotel room. She drove all over that week leading up to the wedding dropping off mason jars at the florist, gift bags and the hotels, buying little pumpkins to decorate the reception with. All the things that would drive you crazy that week of the wedding, she took care of. She ran the rehearsal like a professional even though my celebrant was trying to run it as well. Day of the wedding she was there every step of the way, but not in an obtrusive way. I have been at some weddings where the coordinator is yelling at guests and herding people like cattle. That did not happen with Megan at all. We only had about 5 hours to do the whole ceremony and reception and she made sure we got through everything in a timely manner without being pushy. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I credit that to Megan.
Susan · Married on 07/16/2011
We used Event Accomplished for their 'day of' wedding planning and couldn't be more pleased with their services. We started working with them about three months out, and found their wedding planning tools and website extremely helpful in staying on track with everything that had to be done to allow for a well-organized, stress-free day. We specifically worked with Arielle Goldscheid who truly knows the business, provides great recommendations and tips when setting your timeline, is organized and assertive when dealing with the other vendors, and inspires great confidence that your event is in capable hands. She is a true professional, a joy to work with and will make the planning process manageable and fun. Event Accomplished will ensure that you are prepared and have an amazing, unforgettable day!
Lyal · Married on 10/30/2010
Totally enabled the day. Events Accomplished emphasized meeting expectations and then exceeded everyone's. Our day was storybook, hospitality was live, and Events Accomplished created an association of vendors that turned into an exemplary experience. Events Accomplished is innovative with key moment ideas and key activity ideas and successfully followed through with those ideas. Vicky Choy managed the day, but as importantly, is a thorough prior planner, leaving all involved with a smile the day after.
Alison · Married on 10/17/2010
Vicky Choy is an absolute pleasure to work with and a true professional. She made our daughter's wedding day run flawlessly with grace.
Lena · Married on 10/17/2010
Vicky Choy and Event Accomplished was the single best decision that we made when planning our wedding. She seamlessly communicated with all of our vendors and organized all of our moving parts in a way that let us be as stress-free as possible before the event. She was so organized and communicative leading up to the event and everything about our event was so smooth. If you are thinking about hiring a wedding planner, especially for day-of coordination, I highly recommend the services of Event Accomplished for your wedding day.
Chelsea · Married on 10/10/2010
It's hard to know where to begin! I met Vicky only after my mother had met with her and before I was sold on the idea of having a wedding planner. I knew we would need help the day of the wedding but thought that we could take care of everything else in advance. In hindsight, I'm thrilled that my mother didn't believe me, and I only wish that we had engaged her earlier in the planning process.
Vicky was incredibly patient, understanding, direct, attentive and professional. She helped me find a replacement DJ at the last minute, advised on where we could make things easier and where we needed to put more or fewer resources, gave great tips on some of the D.I.Y. elements of the wedding, and was generally a great sounding board for some of the ideas and issues that came up during the wedding.
Specifically, Vicky's timeline for the event and templates for planning was really helpful in not only making sure everything was covered, but in allowing us to feel like all of the details were taken care of and we could just relax and enjoy ourselves.
The wedding day was perfect, I felt completely taken care of and really present -- I remember everything! -- because I could focus on the parts that were important to me and trust that Vicky was taking care of the details.
Jennifer · Married on 10/03/2010
We interviewed about 6 Day of Coordinators before meeting with Vicky. Some of the others seemed too nice, and we were looking for someone who could potentially be tough with vendors. Vicky had the right combination: pleasant and accommodating to us, but business-like and focused. I loved how she described her role: she wasn't there to be my new best friend, she was there to help us get our wedding done. Vicky's contract called for her services to begin about 2 months out, but since we had hired her about a year before, I periodically sent her e:mails asking her advice on some questions. She was accommodating in helping me out, even though it was beyond her scope of duties at that point. Once we got inside 60 days, I had no problem bugging her regularly and she was responsive to my questions. The biggest value she provided to us: helping us figure out how to make our timeline work. She gave us great suggestions. For me, she was a good sounding board, helping me think through options on everything from musical selections to escort cards. I think my fiance particularly liked that Vicky was willing to do that, because he didn't have much patience with the various decision-points.
As a sign of how reliable she is, we met with her mid-summer, in the midst of one of Pepco's great power outages in Montgomery County. Traffic lights were out all over the place, and she showed up right on time.
Two days before the wedding, one of our guests cancelled and I sent her an e:mail to let her know. I didn't even bother to check in with her, because I knew she had it handled.
Our wedding day went completely smoothly. Our guests raved about how well everything flowed together. She helped me out with some small tasks prior to the wedding and did everything she promised. When I got to the venue, it was great having Vicky there because I knew she'd handled any problems that came up. We hadn't originally planned on having a Day of Coordinator - my husband and I are both glad we did!