Recommended by 100%
Emily · Married on 06/18/2016
Calla was our day-of wedding coordinator for our wedding in Washington, DC in June 2016. She was AMAZING!
She was there every step of the way & very accessible via e-mail. She offered suggestions & asked questions we wouldn’t think to ask other vendors. There was a meeting we had w/ the venue, caterer & florist and a lot of information was exchanged during it. She took notes so I could listen and ask questions. That was extremely helpful. During the last few weeks leading up to the wedding, there were A LOT of small details to decide on. She guided us through all of it & put together a detailed timeline to ensure we were able to do the things we wanted to accomplish during our special day.
She was responsible for putting together the gift, cake & escort card tables along with other items on the guest tables. We provided her with our vision of how we thought the tables should be set up. When we walked into the venue and saw how everything was arranged – it was better than we ever imagined!
There was one point during the reception where we ran longer than usual, thereby cutting into the dancing we had planned to do for the remainder of the evening. She offered suggestions of things to cut out (i.e. garter removal/toss) in order to allow us to catch up. She remained calm and collected throughout the entire day. It was so nice to know that you had someone like Calla in your corner in case something went wrong and she would be able to resolve it without involving members of your wedding party.
After our wedding, Calla called us to inform that our wedding cake was left behind at the venue. She went above and beyond --- kindly took the cake home with her to store in her fridge and we made arrangements the next day to meet her to pick up the cake.
My husband and I highly recommend Calla Carver – you will not be disappointed and she will help make your special day go flawlessly!
Rachel · Married on 06/06/2015
With only 2 1/2 months to go before my big day, I came to the huge realization that there was no way I was going to be able to handle all of the wedding planning on my own. Calla came as a recommendation from my DJ/Lighting company and from the very first email, I knew she was the perfect fit! Immediately I felt comfortable with her and she reassured me that she was there to put my worries at ease. She was ready to jump head first into the craziness and she truly did an amazing job. Even to the point where I completely forgot (the night of the rehearsal) to mark the name cards with meal choices and Calla told me not to worry, that she would take care of it, PHEW! So happy I found Calla and I hope that you all have the pleasure of working with her too!
susan · Married on 09/22/2012
Calla did such a great job with our wedding! We hired her to coordinate things on the day of, which she handled with ease-- but she was also available to meet beforehand, answered countless questions about whether one thing or another might work, provided suggestions on vendors and ideas, etc, etc, etc. Our caterer didn't come with a huge staff and Calla was able to procure a number of extra helping hands (as well as a great bartender) at a very reasonable cost and they were all very professional-- everything ran so smoothly it was like we'd practiced it a million times.
I think having someone there on your wedding day overseeing things (other than your mother!) so that you can relax and enjoy the day is priceless. Calla handled everything calmly and professionally and did everything we asked of her and more. I definitely highly recommend her services!
Ariel · Married on 05/26/2012
I hired Calla as my day of wedding coordinator on a recommendation from a friend. Calla is the utmost professional, considering all of the details, and really made our wedding day perfect! I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. She kept everything running smoothly and was able to make tiny adjustments throughout the day so that we could have uninterrupted fun! From chasing down my lost keys, to setting up our decorations, Calla made sure that we didn't have to worry about a thing. Not only is she an amazing coordinator, she is a warm, caring person. She was truly a pleasure to work with. I honestly couldn't have done this wedding without her!
Stephanie · Married on 03/16/2012
Calla is THE BEST! I have worked with her at other weddings and knew that I wouldn't want to hire anyone but her. She was worth every penny and much more! She made our big day so stress free. It was wonderful to be able to just relax and enjoy the day. She took care of everything! I only had 3 months to plan the wedding and with her help it was perfect! If you are looking for a planner who is really going to take an interest in you, Calla is the planner for you. I'm not kidding, there are not enough words to express my gratitude for what she did for us! HIRE HER! She's worth it!
C · Married on 05/28/2011
We hired Calla for a partial planning package (3 months prior to the wedding) and she was an invaluable asset to me and my husband. She was very helpful with ideas for all kinds of wedding details, from where to order invitations or buy sparklers, to what to write in the wedding program. Calla was responsive to emails throughout the planning process and even tracked down the missing top layer of our wedding cake several days after the wedding! She was extremely professional, nice, and calm, especially during the ceremony, and reception. She is exactly what a stressed out bride needs on her wedding day - a calm, nice person to help with all of the details! I would definitely recommend Calla to any of my friends who are getting married.
Ashley · Married on 05/21/2011
Calla was wonderful. We literally could not have had our wedding without her. At first, you're going to think "I can do all of this myself, what do I need a coordinator for." And then about 2 months before your wedding (at least that is when it kicked in for me) you will realize Calla is worth 10 times what you are paying her. From details I would never have thought of to executing crazy ideas that I wanted to do, Calla was wonderful. She was also very flexible with changed venue, and understanding of unique family dynamics. And she stayed up practically all night 2 days before the wedding to finish place cards after I decided I could not hand write them.
I would highly recommend her!
Stephanie · Married on 07/10/2010
Hiring Calla was the best investment my fiance and I made while planning for our wedding. She offers various packages at affordable price points and is extremely kind and accommodating. My fiance and I both enjoyed working with her and our wedding would not have been half of what it was without her. If you live in Northern Virginia and are considering a wedding coordinator, you need to hire Calla!
Mandy · Married on 05/15/2010
Calla did an amazing job at my wedding! I hired her for day of services at the ceremony and reception...I had done most of the planning on my own, so I was worried that this may cause stress for me on the wedding day. But, Calla handled everything perfectly! Thanks to her, everything ran accordingly to plan and I was able to relax and have a great time with my family and friends. I would definitely recommend Calla!!
Regina · Married on 10/24/2009
Future brides! I know you maybe saying to yourself that you don't need a wedding planner/coordinator, however I would rethink that. Calla was worth every penny and more. She made the months and weeks leading up to wedding the least stressful time for me and my family. She was very professional, extremely responsive and I could count on her for everything! The day of our wedding honestly couldn't have been any perfect. Calla kept everything running smoothly which allowed me to enjoy the most special in my life. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for me and my family. I highly recommend her services and I promise you will be happy you decided to go will Calla. :)
Lauren · Married on 09/12/2009
Calla was AMAZING in helping me plan my wedding. She had great ideas and advice, and many times solved problems that I would have otherwise freaked out about! I literally would not have been able to have a wedding without her help. She did so much for my now husband and I to make our day perfect... which it was. I highly recommend her to any bride as she is a hard worker, easy to talk to, flexible, and an overall awesome wedding planner and person!
Sarah · Married on 05/31/2008
Calla did an amazing job on our wedding! She was able to take care of all the little details, which really made Rick and I relaxed the day of. All we had to do was enjoy the day because we knew Calla had everything under control.
Kathleen · Married on 08/04/2007
calla is as good as it gets. if you want to really relax and enjoy planning your wedding calla is the lady to get hold of. she makes sure every part of your wedding is covered. on my wedding day i didnt have to worry about a thing, i could really relax and take in every moment.
Megan · Married on 06/02/2007
One of the best parts about our wedding and reception was the flawless, smooth flow of events. Having Calla behind the scenes the day of the wedding provided for a spectacular evening. The direction and timing of events that Calla was in charge of were run so well, that we continue to receive praises a year later from our guests about how wonderful the wedding was. Our bridal party, family, and guests were able to sense a feeling of control and structure during the night (as opposed to chaos) without ever knowing who was running the show! I would recommend this type of coordination for any event!
Cindy · Married on 04/27/2007
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Weddings by Calla! If you're looking for a planner who is thorough & efficient, she is your gal!
Melissa · Married on 06/24/2000
Calla helped plan and coordinate my wedding as a favor, before her business even got started. I did not have to stop and think of any details - she had it all covered! If I had to do it all over again, I would NOT get married without her assistance - I was able to enjoy my day without any worries.
Lilian · Married on 06/14/2008
We had a few glitches for the rehearsal and the wedding day that could have easily been avoided with communication but overall, I would gladly recommend Calla Carver's wedding planning services to any bride. She is so organized and a great spunk of energy to keep things running smoothly. She is also very cool under pressure and very easy to work with. Thank you for your service.