About this pro
9 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Thank goodness for Jennilynn! She was amazing and so helpful at my wedding in June 2011 at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. I didn't think I was going to need a wedding coordinator since the wedding was going to be small but I'm so glad that I hired her to make sure that the everything went thoroughly during the week of the wedding. There is no way that it would have went smoothly without her! I first met her for a consultation to discuss the style, size, location, and vendors of the wedding. She was very organized and professional when she arrived. It's also a plus that she's super cute and energetic! Jennilyn offered different options for how much help I can hire her for. I decided to hire her for the day of and the day of the rehearsal. At the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure everyone in the party knew their roles and positions. She used the chosen songs to make sure she had the timing right for each person to walk. Since the weather forecast was heading for rain, she had us rehearse inside of the venue and outside the garden so there were no surprises during the day of. On the wedding day, Jennilyn knew exactly what needed to be done so all I had to worry about was getting married and partying. She was perfect with timing of all the events and she was such a quick thinker to solve any wedding challenges and hiccups. You need someone who is really sharp and grounded like her to fix any circumstances that may occur. I can go on and on!! If you are looking for a down to earth and sweet coordinator who is very efficient, organized, and quick witted, Jennilyn is the girl for your wedding.Sep 17, 2012
- What types of customers have you worked with?I am one of the few wedding planners in the bay area that will do "day-of" packages. It is a very difficult job to walk in for one day, and many companies don't want to do it. I love it, and thrive on challenge. I usually do "day-of" or "month-of" planning. A lot of brides are on a budget and I love to be able to give the support they need.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?A couple hired me for my month of package. About 2 months before the wedding, the bride let me know she was feeling very nervous about the florist. Communication was at a stand still. Unfortunately, she had a consultation with the owner, and then was handed off to assistants who were not following up well. I got her in touch with a florist I knew and trusted, and we were able to book with the new florist and relieve the bride's stress & save money.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Sit down with planners for consultations. Most wedding planners offer this for free. You should feel very comfortable with everyone you hire, and your wedding planner should feel like an old friend. A great connection is important.