When we decided to have our destination wedding in Miami, Florida, we knew having a dedicated, skilled and reliable wedding planner would be key. We feel we lucked out with ours and wanted to share our feedback in case you find yourself similarly situated.
Wedding Planner: Robyn Baltuch of TCEvent Design.
Wedding Location: Eden Roc, Miami Beach, Florida.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2014
ABOUT US: Groom The Groom was 31 years old, of Persian Jewish descent, went to UC Berkeley and Georgetown Law and was practicing law in NYC. Bride was 28 years old, of Persian Jewish descent, went to UC Berkeley and Southwestern Law School, and was practicing law in CA. We had approximately 140 guests attend our Miami, FL destination wedding from London, Hong Kong, Canada, CA, NY and a host of other places.
HOW WE MET ROBYN BALTUCH: We took three separate trips to Miami to plan for our wedding. During our first trip we visited several hotels to get a tour of their event space. Eden Roc was reputed to be a great south beach location for a Glatt Kosher wedding because it has its own kosher kitchen. We had a great meeting with the hotel staff and then asked them if they recommend any wedding planners for us to interview. They highly recommended Robyn and we sure are grateful they did.
ABOUT ROBYN: Robyn Baltuch has a lot of wedding planning experience under her belt. She is very accessible she texts, calls, emails all modes of communication work for her. She is super nice and attentive, yet she can get tough when that is needed (and yes, there will be times when it is needed like the day of your wedding when guests including parents and siblings - try to modify your carefully planned wedding party). Robyn is very organized and has worksheets, timelines, etc. that she is continuously preparing and updating; her reliability and trustworthiness allowed us to worry less and to enjoy more. It was great. When we met with her closer to the wedding we were pleasantly surprised she had made additional in-person visits to our vendors to make sure they are getting ready for our big day and understand the plan. On the actual day of the wedding, she executed perfectly not only were we so happy with her work, numerous guests commented to us that your wedding planner is awesome. Finally, for the wedding day Robyn brought her team to assist they were rock stars (we were so grateful to them for their fantastic, caring and attentive attitudes).
Robyn was highly recommended to us by our hotel. Throughout the planning process, when we spoke with vendors they were constantly telling us we are in great hands when they learned we were working with Robyn. She gave us many options to look at in choosing vendors and helped us negotiate the contracts. One huge benefit we felt we gained by working with Robyn is that, unlike the many horror stories you hear from other brides/grooms of vendors not bringing the flowers/food/décor, etc. that you sampled and agreed to and many times cheapening out with the final product, we did not experience any of these kinds of issues; seems like the vendors didnt want to burn bridges with Robyn and the possibility of repeat business so they delivered as promised and in the timeline that was promised.
In conclusion, we HIGHLY recommend Robyn Baltuch for your special day. She delivered with class and professionalism, and helped us (i) successfully plan a most memorable wedding that represented our vision, (ii) assemble a fantastic team of vendors to help us do so, and (iii) enjoy our special day!
Cheers and Good Luck, Jess & Rob.