Alena Thomas was our reception coordinator and she was absolutely amazing! Her attention to the fine details made us confident that everything was taken care! She looks after her clients like family and truly wants the couple to enjoy their day without any worries. So many times she would check in with us and make sure we were having a good time, and that we were not worrying about anything. She took care of everything and made sure we stayed on schedule so we, as well as our guests, really appreciated that! She is extremely organized and thorough and as we prepared for the big day, she was with us for every step of the way! As a bride, I felt like I could go to her for the coordinating and a listening ear. I would recommend her to many! She’s the best!
-Jake and Milani P.
Alena played an essential role in making our dream wedding a reality. We’d like to believe that we are an organized couple and did a lot of the planning and preparation for the big day on our own. However, when it came down to the day of the wedding, we realized we needed some help. Enter in Alena! We asked Alena to be our day-of coordinator. From there, they planned meetings with other helpers and organized with us what all needed to be done. She made sure that anything that could go wrong (and did go wrong) didn’t come back to us and that we can truly enjoy our day, stress-free! We have and would recommend Alena to anyone and everyone that comes our way who need help with coordinating their big day. Without her help and amazing organizational skills, we would not have enjoyed our wedding as much as we did!
-John and Stephina P.
Most girls dream of their wedding day since childhood and it’s pretty much one of the biggest days of their lives. Having a day of coordinator is important to make sure those dreams come true and everything goes smoothly. As someone who likes to do everything herself and be in control, I planned our whole wedding on my own but knew that on the day of- I would have to hand over my reigns to someone else. As a bride, you really can’t be doing anything else on the big day except smile for pictures and just take it all in as it’s happening and so this is where Alena came into our story. Throughout the months leading up to our wedding, I had several conversations with Alena about how things should be on our wedding day. She was familiar with our timeline and in touch with our vendors. She ran our rehearsal and came to both of our locations the morning of to make sure things ran smoothly. She made sure that everything ran on time and was checking in on us throughout the day. We received many compliments from our guests about our big day- and Alena definitely played a role in making our day go smoothly. We are so glad that we chose Alena to be our day of coordinator as she helped make it one of the most memorable days of our lives!
-Mr. and Mrs. V.
Alena helped in all aspects of the wedding planning and day-of coordinating without us having to worry. She came in town a day early to help me with finalizing little details and putting together goodie bags. She was the coordinator of our rehearsal the night before our wedding and ensured everyone from parents, bridal party, and priest were all on the same page, while still respecting the bride and groom’s wishes. She was the saving grace to all the little things that went wrong on the day of our wedding, and I had no idea until after it was all over! She sprang into action when it was needed and made sure our wedding day was stress free so we could focus on the enjoying the best day of our lives. Alena is reliable, personable, and great at directing people in a polite and respectful manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alena for any of your wedding planning needs.
-Ryan and Mimi M.
Alena is amazing! My husband and I chose Alena/I Do Wedding Planning for the day of coordination (although she went above and beyond what we expected) and this was probably the best decision we made. At first my husband did not think we needed a “day of coordinator." After our wedding day, we both were so glad we hired Alena to take care of our special day. Alena is such an easy going person, that from the moment we met her we were so relaxed and comfortable with her. Alena is always on top of everything. She was always thinking two steps ahead which is what you need when planning a wedding. Our special day was so smooth because Alena coordinated everything between vendors, the venue, and families. We were able to enjoy the day because we knew we left everything in good hands. We don’t think we would have been calm or enjoyed our wedding day so much if it wasn’t for Alena. We highly recommend hiring Alena/ I Do Wedding Planning for a stress free wedding day!
-Jerry and Jensine T.
"Words cannot explain how great of a wedding coordinator Alena is! We hired her as the day of coordinator but we felt like we got so much more than that. We did not stress one bit on our wedding day because of Alena. She made sure that everything went so smoothly and in a timely manner. Even before our wedding day, she would constantly check in on us to see how we were doing and offered a helping hand. She is extremely organized and sets up a timeline that is so easy to understand. She stayed in communication with all our vendors and our bridal party before the wedding to make sure they all knew and understood the timeline. Her incredible organizational skills not only helped everyone that were a part of our wedding but also helped us stay on track with what we needed to get done before the big day. From the moment we met Alena, we could see the joy and excitement she had for wedding planning. She talks about it with so much passion. Alena truly is one of a kind and I could not recommend her enough to any couple planning a wedding. Thank you Alena for everything you did to make our dream into reality!"
-Mickey and Minu M.
Alena Thomas was one of the very many unexpected blessings Amith and I received during our crazy COVID-19 wedding. We were advised by many of our married couple friends to make sure to hire wedding planner, or at least a day of coordinator. We decided to go with a day of coordinator and began our research. Within our friend's circles, Alena's services was mentioned multiple times! I actually knew Alena but had no idea she was in the wedding industry, so I was so excited to reach out to her! After our first phone conversation, I knew there was no one else out there for us but her!! She was so thorough when answering all my questions and she asked me a ton of questions to get a better idea of what we envisioned for our wedding, and what mattered to us the most. As it got closer to our wedding date, we found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and Amith and I felt like our world was falling apart. All the time and effort we took into planning out the tiniest of details seemed to have been for nothing because we didn't think we were going to be able to get married. That is when Alena went from a day of coordinator to a wedding planner, an advocate, a therapist, and just an amazing friend. She pulled us out of the little hole we dug for ourselves and helped us make those tough decisions. The entire time she reassured us no matter what we decided, it was going to be okay, and it was more than okay. It was absolutely beautiful. We had to make major changes weeks before our wedding and all of that was only possible because we had Alena. Pandemic or not, the best advice I could give couples planning their wedding is to relax, remember that no matter what it's going to be okay, and to hire IdoWeddingPlanning for the most important event of your lives. It'll be the best decision you make!
-Amith and Johncy C.
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