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Jennifer · Married on 08/17/2019
Thank you Crystal!
We hired Crystal to be our Day of Wedding Coordinator for our August 2019 wedding at Grace E Simons Lodge in Los Angeles. I can’t believe how smoothly our day went, and we are so grateful to Crystal and her team. We also took advantage of the dance lessons she includes in packages, so she choreographed our first dance, which was a big hit!
We began planning our wedding about a year before our big day, it was really important for me to get a day of wedding coordinator to help with organize our reception space. So she was one of the first vendors we selected after picking our reception venue. We had our first meeting via Skype and then met in person with my then future husband. After deciding to use Crystal as coordinator, she always made sure to check in to make sure that we kept the ball rolling in hiring the rest of our vendors. Anytime I had a questions, she always responded promptly to my emails or let me know if she was going to be out of town and unavailable for a period of time. She is super organized and as we got closer to our wedding day created a very detailed timeline for our day of. Even though we didn’t use her for our ceremony coordinator, because we were required to use the church provided coordinator, she even included all of our ceremony details in the timeline.
When we arrived at the reception after our wedding, we were so excited to see what the venue looked like. The whole night went completely stress free. She even made sure that all of our gifts were packed away in our car at the end of the night. We 100% recommend to hire Crystal for your event.Sent on 10/05/2019
Travonia · Married on 06/15/2019
Crystal is awesome!!!!
She makes your big day special!! Awesome wedding planner!!!Sent on 06/23/2019
Margarita · Married on 05/04/2018
I found Crystal Shum of Exceptionally Yours on Thumbtack. I received many quotes from other coordinators, but what made her stand out from the rest was that she was the only one who suggested we talk to find out exactly what my now husband and I were looking for. After our phone conversation I decided to hire her. Our wedding could not have gone more smooth thanks to Crystal. She attended the walkthrough at the venue with me and helped tremendously at rehearsal. She kept in touch with me every month for the last 6 months before the wedding. She also kept in touch with all my vendors and helped wherever she could. She stayed one hour after closing and even helped pick up and carry things to our car and made sure nothing was left behind. She went above and beyond!! Thank you so much Crystal!!Sent on 05/11/2018
Margarita and Bryan Bedoy
Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events's reply:Hi Margarita, thank you so much for your kind words! I loved getting to know you and Bryan. You guys are both such great people and and were an absolute pleasure to work with. I wish you both the best in your new adventure!
Diana · Married on 04/08/2018
Crystal was amazing! I seriously couldn't have handled everything on my own the day of. She was professional and kept everyone on the same page. I highly recommend her!!Sent on 04/16/2018
Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events's reply:Hello again Diana! You and Hakan were great as well! Bringing in Chiki and Fresca made your wedding truly memorable for me. I hope married life is treating you guys well. Thank you so much for the gleaming review!
Katy · Married on 10/21/2017
Crystal was absolutely amazing. She thought of things that would never have occurred to me, communicated with all of my vendors and kept everyone on the same page, and came through in a major way when one of my vendors cancelled the day before the wedding and she found a replacement within an hour. The wedding went so smoothly and I was thrilled to see at the end of the night that she had collected and organized everything, and even saved keepsakes for me that I had forgotten about. She was professional and pleasant throughout and I would recommend her highly for any event. Thanks Crystal!Sent on 11/29/2017
Emily · Married on 09/16/2017
Crystal is truly a superstar!!! If it weren't for Crystal and her ultra organized and professional ways, our wedding would not have been as memorable or go as smoothly. We always felt incredibly supported throughout the wedding planning process because of how reliable, responsive, and on top of everything she was! More importantly, she always made us feel comfortable looping her in on everything or asking her questions, even if it was not during work hours. My partner and I were often confused about many wedding details (as we both haven't been to that many) but she helped us clarify the many questions and concerns we had.Sent on 09/26/2017
It also takes a special kind of coordinator to guide us through ideas, while not overstepping boundaries. Crystal was able to take our vision and plans, and execute flawlessly. Not only was she able to execute what we had imagined, she was also able to foresee any issues that may arise from what we had envisioned. And on the day of, she was nothing short of amazing. I was truly able to just enjoy the whole wedding day because Crystal was right there, taking care of everything for us. She gracefully assisted us throughout the wedding day and made sure that our happiness was priority. On top of that, she also made sure that everything we wanted was in it's place.
Choosing Crystal as our coordinator was the best choice we made for our wedding!!! And we are so grateful we had her by our side throughout the process. Our wedding wouldn't have been the happy, joyous celebration it was if Crystal was not there, behind the scenes, making it all look like magic! Thank you thank you thank you!
Debra · Married on 06/30/2017
Crystal and her awesome company Exceptionally Yours is truly the best decision you could make when hiring a wedding coordinator! Being the MOB is never easy. There are so many things to think about, and emotions run rampant at times, yet I never had to worry and was able relax my Kid’s (as I call them) beautiful event and big day!Sent on 05/29/2017
Crystal was everywhere at the same time I kid you not. She was attuned to ever detail and constantly checked in with the bride and all throughout the beginning of the big day and beyond. She was able to take my daughter and new husband’s dream wedding that they had envisioned for many years, and help make a reality! How special is that? It was truly beautiful and magical event that went off without a hitch. Crystal and her "Exceptional" company confidently and tirelessly delivered a truly beautfiul wedding that will rest in our hearts and memories for always! Cheers to you Crystal and Exceptionally Yours!!
Sabrina · Married on 06/10/2017
Crystal was truly exceptional! She was the perfect wedding coordinator in every way! We knew the day we met her she was our girl. She is so organized and professional. She was on top of everything from day one and always ahead of things. She truly made our day so very special, it was stress free and she set up everything so beautifully she also kept us ln time. She went above and beyond our expectations in so many ways. So if your loking for that in a wedding coordinator along with the sweetest personality She's your girl! She's amazingSent on 07/31/2017
Crystal · Married on 04/21/2017
Our wedding day was almost 3 weeks ago and we couldn't have had a smoother day!! Crystal was honestly such a blessing! We had originally hired her for "day of coordinator", but she went above and beyond!! Every month until the day of (almost a year in advance) she kept checking in with us and asking if we needed any help along the way! The final month before our big day, she was ON IT! She contacted all our vendors for us and made the final month as stress free as possible. The day of our wedding, she made our dreams come true! She set up all the decor perfectly and improvised where things should go (of course even asked when we arrived if everything looked good) Everything was set up perfectly! She was very organized, attentive and handled all the problems that came our way! I don't think our wedding day would have been so stress free if it weren't for her skills and personality!Sent on 05/09/2017
Booking her will honestly be one of your best decisions!
Betty · Married on 01/28/2017
Crystal was simply amazing. I am so happy that I got to work with her, I learned a lot about wedding etiquette, and she was there every step of the way. Very helpful and super responsive if I had a question. In person, she took initiative and made sure we were doing what we had to do at the wedding, but also letting us be flexible at the same time. Exceptional Wedding Planner!Sent on 02/22/2017
Amber · Married on 10/14/2016
I cannot thank Crystal enough for all of her help on our Big Day! I recently got married on 10.14.16 and Crystal made sure everything was set up perfectly and ensured I remained calm, the entire time. Her suggestions were amazing. Crystal is extremely professional and worth every penny! ... My husband and I Highly Recommend!!!Sent on 11/07/2016
Rebecca · Married on 07/18/2016
Crystal and I have been friends for a couple years and when I got engaged I KNEW I couldn't do it without her. She was a bridesmaid for us, so I didn't want her planning and working the whole day but she was a huge asset along the planning process! She also choreographed our first dance, and for people who don't dance at all it was a huge deal. She was patient and always had a great attitude and we ended up with a dance we were all happy with and it was amazing! She also made our wedding day timeline, which was more than I ever expected! On our wedding day, Crystal was right there to handle any details, kept me calm, and really made the whole wedding day run smoothly.Sent on 07/30/2016
She is a wealth of knowledge, always has the best attitude, and will bend over backwards to make dreams come true. She isn't happy until her bride is happy, and I couldn't ask for better. She is an excellent friend and I know she will be an excellent coordinator (and dance teacher) for any couple, she really is the best of the best.
Carmen · Married on 05/29/2016
Crystal was hired for our day of wedding and she exceeded our expectations. We hired her quite some time in advance and she checked in from time to time to see if I needed help with the planning. She was always quick to reply to emails and made herself available whenever I needed her. Day of my wedding, Crystal took care of everything. I didn't have to worry about a thing. She dealt w a picky venue to putting an overbearing DJ in check, she was awesome!!Sent on 06/10/2016
Julie · Married on 05/02/2016
Crystal went above and beyond the call of duty. Our venue required a day of coordinator (which we weren't expecting), and that's when we found Crystal. Since this was an expense we had not planned on, we had told her she only needed to come the day of to run the show and did not ask much of her, but Crystal had different plans. Several times, she made herself available to us, created our timeline, coordinated with vendors, and even came to the venue walkthrough. She really takes pride in what she does and goes the extra mile to make sure she is on top of everything. Although hiring Crystal was an unexpected expense, it was one of the best decisions for our wedding day. She stayed on top of the timeline and frequently checked on me (the bride) throughout the night to make sure I was okay. She worked well with the other vendors and made the wedding party and myself feel comfortable. Crystal is someone that you can trust to get the job done, with a big smile on her face.Sent on 06/08/2016
Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events's reply:What kind words Julie! Thank you so much. You and Steb were glowing on your big day and I am so glad I got to be a part of it. Enjoy the married life :)
Katy · Married on 11/14/2015
Working with Crystal was one of the best decisions of our wedding day. From first contact to the day of and afterwards, she was nothing but kind, prompt, and a breeze to work with. She was always available via email, and I never waited more than an hour for a response. Meetings were so easy. We just met up, had some coffee, she listened and heard what we wanted for our wedding, and made it happen. And I dumped A LOT of stuff on her. I thought I was going to be a lot more organized come the day before the wedding. How foolish. She came to the rehearsal to run through everything and pick everything up, and I basically had a room full of stuff and went, "This goes here, this goes here, and all the rest of the stuff? Can you do something with it?" And she totally ran with it, made everything absolutely gorgeous. I was a wreck before she got there that night. And afterwards, everything was in her hands, and I couldn't have felt more secure about it. I cannot tell you how grateful I was to wake up the morning of our wedding, and just worry about myself and trying to enjoy the day. It really goes by so fast, and I would have missed everything if Crystal and her assistant, Storm, hadn't done such an awesome job of putting everything together.Sent on 02/05/2016
I cannot say enough about how good Crystal is at communicating. She was always available for even the smallest question, and she really does want to make your wedding exactly how you envision it. I hired her as a day-of-coordinator, but it feels like she did so much more than that. She had a great attitude and ran the day, and I didn't have to worry about ANY logistics of the day. Seriously, Crystal was one of the BEST decisions for our wedding and I cannot recommend her enough.
Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you so much for the fantastic review Katy! Your wedding was definitely a ton of fun to coordinate! Enjoy the married life :)
Alyssa · Married on 04/29/2017
I wrote this review on the Knot a month after my wedding last April, but have come to realize that Wedding Wire seems to be more and more popular these days... and I didn't want anyone to miss this review on here if it lends them the opportunity to hire Exceptionally Yours!! Crystal goes above and beyond the call of duty, in my opinion. I said it before, and I'll say it again, she was the best decision we made regarding the wedding - outside of getting married of course. If I had to sum up her greatest strength into one sentence: Her attention to detail is unrivaled! We had made pretty much all our own decor, and had very specific ideas about where it should go - Crystal was on it! She is a go-getter that has control of any situation in a second. Her priority is that the bride and groom are never ever stressed - and we weren't. We had the most beautiful wedding we could've ever imagined, and we attribute a lot of that success to Crystal/Exceptionally Yours. Don't think twice, she's seriously the best ever! Before hiring a coordinator, I didn't know if we even wanted to host a wedding because of the stress.... but once I found Crystal, all the fun I imagined having before the wedding itself found us again, and we started to really enjoy the journey - instead of just the destination. That is an invaluable gift... thank you a million times over for that Crystal. I honestly can't thank her enough!Sent on 01/08/2018