My husband (fiance at the time), and I hired Dyana originally only as our officiant. She was very flexible towards what we wanted our ceremony to be. She is very willing to work with you on incorporating your ideas into the ceremony. She has a beautifully written prayer and the sweetest vows pre-written for you to choose. My husband and I considered writing our own vows, but after reading hers, we decided that was a perfect fit for us.
After several more months of planning, my husband and I decided we would need somebody there at the wedding venue to help set things up and tear down. Dyana had mentioned to us at our first meeting that she was also a wedding coordinator. We already really liked working with her, so we hired her for day-of coordination.
Now, having Dyana as our officiant was great, but having her as our coordinator made everything FANTASTIC! She knows so much about the in's and out's of weddings, and especially how it works in Orange County. She is extremely pro, and helped us out with so much.
We had one final meeting before the wedding/rehearsal. She brought a very detailed questionnaire for us to answer and we came up with some great plans at that meeting. Honestly, if she had not asked us some of those questions, we probably would have never have considered certain scenarios happening or not happening. It felt great to get things ironed out beforehand, and made me feel way more at ease. Additionally, she made sure to contact all of our vendors, and make sure everyone knew the plan and were on the same page.
On the actual day of the wedding, Dyana was at the venue bright and early to direct our vendors and distribute remaining checks. We had also given her drawings of how we wanted things decorated and where certain things were supposed to go. I was getting ready elsewhere, but when I finally saw everything set up, it was exactly how I imagined. Additionally, she also did a fantastic job of controlling the flow of the event. We had created a timeline/schedule of how we wanted to move the reception along, and she did it perfectly, hitting every beat on time.
Overall, hiring Dyana was a huge lifesaver. I couldn't recommend her enough to newly engaged couples! Awesome, awesome job!