The single best decision we made in planning and preparing for our wedding was hiring iEmaginate Events and Linh as our day-of coordinator. Linh helped make our November 2016 wedding with 100 guests in Monterey, California surpass even our own dreams of what the day could be. She truly helped achieve our dream wedding, and we are beyond grateful! To summarize, Linh is exceptionally well-organized, calm under pressure and knowledgeable about all the many elements needed to pull off the logistics of a wedding. She brought structure and guidance to our planning process that made everything so much clearer and she anticipated details that we would never have thought of, and that made the day so much more memorable and enjoyable for us and our guests.
Linh met with us prior to our event to review our vision for the décor, our vendor contracts, and our timeline. She asked great questions about how we met and what messages and feelings we wanted our wedding to communicate. She listened carefully and honored the meaning of the wedding and our marriage by helping highlight the themes that are important to us. We wanted a theme of “Fall Glitter” and we wanted our day to be inclusive of all races, genders, and all the friends and family in our lives AS THEY ARE. We came up with a lot of do-it-yourself décor ideas from Pinterest and created them ourselves as a couple. Linh offered very helpful advice and ideas to complement and improve our own ideas. It was truly a collaborative experience. We felt very comfortable the day of our wedding turning over the details to Linh knowing that she would make the right decisions with the décor elements we had created. We knew she would create the feeling for the day that we wanted.
Linh showed up early and worked extremely hard, managing and coordinating many elements the day of our wedding: Vendors (DJ, event rentals, flooring, catering, venue, photography), set-up and clean up, gift collection, volunteers, and timeline of all activities. With the help of her assistant (who was also great!), Linh executed our vision for the day perfectly and let us focus on one another – we were able to focus on our love, to be present with our guests, and truly enjoy the day and all the beauty around us.
Linh not only brings tons of experience designing, planning and implementing wedding plans throughout the Bay Area (and beyond), but she also has a great personality and is enjoyable to work with. We always left meetings with Linh feeling more confident and more excited about our coming wedding. Linh has a peaceful calm to her that is very reassuring for couples in stressful times during the planning process. Just one example – one of our main vendors (tent, chairs, tables, linens, etc.) tried to cancel our contract three days before the wedding. Immediately, Linh was coming up with Plan B and Plan C. We were terrified and beyond stressed, but Linh remained calm and helped us navigate through that time. Luckily, it turned out we did not need to find a new vendor (Thank God!), but Linh was prepared to handle these unexpected twists and turns with grace and style! We were so grateful to have her calm focus in these stressful times.
Bottom line, it is a worthwhile investment to hire a day-of-coordinator to hand off management of the details for your wedding day. It would be difficult to find a better day-of-coordinator than Linh and iEmaginate Events. They are good humans and have the talent and skill to pull off any vision you may have.
We will always be connected with Linh and we consider her a true friend now. We have so much gratitude that she and iEmaginate Events were a central part of bringing the dreams of our most special day into reality!