Aminah was ready to go from day one, which was about 6 months before our wedding. Polite, courteous, responsive, self-initiating, direct, honest, crafty, intuitive, efficient, the list of attributes this lady possess could go on.
She was hired to be my day-of coordinator but ended up doing so much more even weeks leading up to the event. She took over our communications with our caterers, our photographers, the venue, you name it, she did it for us.
Even before that, we would video chat on google hangouts as many times as I wanted to go over pretty much anything I was worried about, which she handled gracefully. I am scatter brained, and she did a great job keeping me organized during our email exchanges.
She went through an extensive rundown of how the evening could be scheduled down to 15 minute intervals, since I wanted about a bazillion things to happen during the reception. More than a year after the wedding, these things still stand out for me:
Our candy bar display. Days before the wedding, we planned which candy would go in which jars, but Aminah and her team set up the table so beautifully and discreetly during the reception.
They set up all the table decorations and centerpieces with little direction from us.
They put an "emergency" bag on our sweetheart table hidden with our decorations, which included floss, a pen, mints, a bleach pen, so awesome! They also put little kits in the bathroom for our guests: band aids, tampons, hair spray.
Aminah was good at scheduling our time while still including a secret surprise song I sang for my husband.
During the wedding, as soon as I asked her for something, it was handled. "Can you get my mom over here?" Boom, mom is right next to me. "Can you grab my bridesmaid to help me in the bathroom?" Boom, Maggie is already there opening the door.
The best part, we had catered boba tea for our wedding, and thought we'd return the supplies sometimes over the next week. Aminah instead drove the stuff we borrowed back to the shop the night of the wedding, and then immediately came back and gave us our boba deposit.
My goal for myself at our wedding was to feel like I was a guest. No thinking, just flowing. We had complete faith in Aminah to run this party and it was INCREDIBLE, we were in no way disappointed.
Hiring Aminah to be the day-of coordinator for our wedding was probably the BEST decision my husband and I made! If I were to ever have a huge event again, I wouldn't hesitate to recruit her services...
I have recommended Aminah to everyone I know that's gotten engaged, and continue to recommend her. She is the BEST!