Nicki is awesome- she coordinated my wedding and also provided a lot of the decorations. We worked with her over a few months as we planned and then had our wedding at a site for which everything had to be brought in from toilets to stoves. In the beginning she provided advice and was a sounding board for planning and contracts. As we got closer to the wedding she took over many of the vendor relationships, including one that was very challenging for us. It was a huge help to have someone else taking care of a very important but hard dynamic because then it didn't impact our happiness on the day. I leaned very heavily on her for design thoughts and she did all the menus, placecards, seating boards, etc... If she seems inexpensive, it is, she's amazingly underpriced for her services. She's a great planner, very thoughtful, fun, kind and great the day of.
On the day of, she came over at 9:30 a.m. and ended up needing to stay until 12:30 a.m. When our shuttles were a complete disaster at 10 p.m. she found the number for the shuttle service and dealt with it with one of our friends. I looked at her in a panic and she said she'd already planned to stay until things got straightened out and that she'd make sure it was okay. Exactly what you want to hear when there are only a few songs left of the event you've been planning for a year. Nicki provided advice when we wanted it, but she holds on loosely to her opinions and deferred to our vision when I had it and advocated for us when things got hard for other vendors. I cannot imagine having had the wedding without her help, we could not have done it without her.
I have been trying to think of other events that I can work with her on, having enjoyed the experience so much. She's amazing, if you're looking for a wedding coordinator- you found her. She goes far further and most importantly she'll be your biggest advocate and protect you. I cannot recommend Nicki more.