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Where do I begin....? I was planning my own wedding; I knew exactly what I wanted and how much I wanted to pay for it. Read more...
Where do I begin....? I was planning my own wedding; I knew exactly what I wanted and how much I wanted to pay for it. Convinced of my own abilities I refused to hire a wedding planner, even for the day of. My husband (then fiance) insisted that we go see Larissa, who was recommended to us by two different sources. Our first meeting with Larissa started a great relationship. First of all, let me tell you about her office. It's a museum of weddings and parties, a party room out of a great movie. Pictures, flowers, invitations, gadgets, linens, and ideas float openly throughout. It's a maze of party possibilities, and when you sit there you can't help but to let your eyes wander. In our first meeting, Larissa sat down with us, and before we ever retained her, went through our whole wedding, and gave very concrete suggestions that she was able to back up with reason and logic. I have to underscore that at this first meeting she had absolutely no financial interest and her only motivation to help us was her love of party planning. My first impression - "What a knowledgeable professional." What was so amazing about her initial contribution is that she was able to understand completely the kind of people we were and the wedding we wanted to have. A must-have ability for a professional that you're intrusting with a major life event. After our first meeting I was convinced that besides myself, there could only be one person entrusted with my wedding Larissa. Once retained, Larissa was full speed ahead with more great ideas and thoughtful recommendations. Numerous meetings with vendors, phone and in-person discussions about everything from flower vendors to ceremony and restaurant seating charts and schedules. She even drew out a three-room reception layout for the banquet coordinator and had similar drawing for our restaurant (different location from the banquets). Larissa also did our rehearsal; and with over 25 family members and bridal party participants, was able to thoroughly explain to everyone their specific tasks. Then came the wedding day. I can honestly say that for 180-person wedding, I - The Bride, did not have a single care in the world. I knew that Larissa would take care of everything for me and she did! She paid off and kept signatures of all the vendors that required final payment the day of. She oversaw every finger of every vendor to ensure exact delivery of service as stated in the contract, she problem-solved issues that came up without us, oversaw the whole wedding, even made sure that I seized the chance to dance with my in-laws. She offered me a spectacular experience of a lifetime she gave me a gift of truly enjoying my wedding. The best gift anyone could give me. Larissas Top Ten Greatest Attributes 1. Extremely professional 2. Always available by phone and email 3. Dependable 4. Innovative 5. Knowledgeable 6. Inexpensive 7. Has the love and passion for party planning 8. Can motivate vendors to get their jobs done on time 9. Self-directing and capable decision maker 10. Experienced A very happy customer -Anna Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
I would like to start with a big Thank You to Larissa! Larissa planned my cousins wedding and she did an amazing job. When Read more...
I would like to start with a big Thank You to Larissa! Larissa planned my cousins wedding and she did an amazing job. When I got engaged I knew right away that Larissa would be my wedding planner. We met with Larissa and described what we wanted to have for our wedding. She explained to us all key expense categories and suggested several venue options that we could check out. Larissa guided us through the entire planning period of 10 months. She set up numerous appointments with vendors, helped negotiating contracts. Larissa was always on time for all appointments and was always available when we needed her advice. Larissa also helped us rehearse our ceremony the day before our wedding. Most importantly, I did not have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding. Larissa took care of everything paid the vendors, made sure everything was delivered and set up as agreed, kept track of the schedule and much much more!!! I loved working with Larissa and if we need to plan any other important events in our lives we definitely know who can help us make it unique and memorable! Love, Yulia & Lev (July 2008 Wedding) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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