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La Dolce Vita Weddings

CO

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CO US
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Wedding Planning

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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Through cutting-edge technology solutions, we will will champion and execute your wedding dreams, and have fun doing it! Plan smarter, not harder.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Average guest size is 134 with budgets ranging from $10,000 - $30,000.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
We have worked with Della Terra, Arrowhead Golf Course & Vail Cascade Hotel.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
Heather was the biggest dissapointment of our wedding. About only things she did well where hook us up with our other vendors and ( falsely) reassure us that everything was under control. She repeatedly had details and aspects of our wedding wrong, She struggled with working with the staff at our venue and repeatedly caused more conflict or issues then necessary. At our wedding when issues arose she either couldn't be found or was so ramped up that she did not act professionally or calmly to find a solution. Our guests and family where dissapointment in her performance and about 80% of her mistakes where covered up by the other staff and vendors. To finish off the evening, she misinformed our limo company and they ended up being 45 mins late. She took no responsibility for anything and never followed up with us after the wedding. Thank goodness for our venue staff and other vendors because without them I'm sure our wedding would have been a disaster.
Heather was the biggest dissapointment of our wedding. About only things she did well where hook us up with our other Read more...
Heather was the biggest dissapointment of our wedding. About only things she did well where hook us up with our other vendors and ( falsely) reassure us that everything was under control. She repeatedly had details and aspects of our wedding wrong, She struggled with working with the staff at our venue and repeatedly caused more conflict or issues then necessary. At our wedding when issues arose she either couldn't be found or was so ramped up that she did not act professionally or calmly to find a solution. Our guests and family where dissapointment in her performance and about 80% of her mistakes where covered up by the other staff and vendors. To finish off the evening, she misinformed our limo company and they ended up being 45 mins late. She took no responsibility for anything and never followed up with us after the wedding. Thank goodness for our venue staff and other vendors because without them I'm sure our wedding would have been a disaster. Read less
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La Dolce Vita Weddings responded with the following comments:

I regret that the couple was not happy with my services and I thank them for taking the time to provide me with their feedback. There are always learning lessons with each experience and I am taking steps to prevent these situations from arising in the future.

First off, I have updated my policies to ensure that all vendors must be approved and/or recommended by me to ensure the integrity of the services being provided. With this particular situation, the limo vendor was not recommended by me and was not booked until six days prior to the wedding despite several attempts to resolve the issue sooner. When the limo vendor was finally booked, I asked for a copy of the limo contract twice from the Best Man (who arranged this vendor) to confirm details however I never received it. He simply provided me with the number of the limo service, to which I called and confirmed the plans that were made by the Best Man. Furthermore, I strongly encouraged this couple to book two limos for their bridal party and immediate families to be transported back to the hotel however that advice was not taken. The couple was the first to leave for their hotel 45 minutes away while their bridal party and family waited behind for that limo to return and pick them up. I can certainly empathize with the remaining guests for having to wait an additional hour for transportation back to their hotel. Looking back on this situation, I should have insisted that I work with the Best Man directly to book the limo provider so that we could prevent disconnects such as this.

Additionally, this couple wanted to have their wedding ceremony outside - in Colorado, during the month of May, the weather can be very finicky. On the day of the wedding, there was rain in the forecast however if we pushed the ceremony start time by 20 minutes, the ceremony could remain outside. The bride wanted nothing short of having an outdoor wedding and I was committed to giving that to her. When we (myself and the venue) consulted with the groom, he said he would make the decision and approved keeping the wedding outdoors and as such, the venue staff and myself began ceremony set-up. Approximately 20 minutes before the ceremony, the bride changed her mind and wanted to move the wedding indoors which we happily obliged, moving ALL ceremony decor to the inside chapel. Going forward, if plans are changed at the last minute, I will be sure to get approval from both the bride and the groom. Additionally, with weather forecasts, a firm decision will be made two hours before the ceremony to prevent last minute changes and disruption.

I felt that I worked very well with the venue staff and other wedding partners during the planning process. All vendors were businesses that I personally knew and trusted to provide the highest quality of services which is why they were recommended. I have not received any complaints from those wedding partners regarding my services, however if any of them feel differently, I am certainly open to discussing with them in private.

It is unfortunate that this couple was not happy with my services. I felt that their wedding was beautiful and wish them a lifetime of happiness.
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Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Heather was really great to work with. She went out of her way to step into our shoes and see things from our view point. She was on top of issues almost before they happened as evidenced by her quick and decisive handing of a coupla items and was there til the last person left.

Note- we especially appreciated the coupon she sent us to reduce the cost of boarding our dogs during the wedding.

We would highly recommend Heather.
Heather was really great to work with. She went out of her way to step into our shoes and see things from our view point. Read more...
Heather was really great to work with. She went out of her way to step into our shoes and see things from our view point. She was on top of issues almost before they happened as evidenced by her quick and decisive handing of a coupla items and was there til the last person left.

Note- we especially appreciated the coupon she sent us to reduce the cost of boarding our dogs during the wedding.

We would highly recommend Heather. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erin
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Heather, you were wonderful and took care of so many things I never would have thought of! I loved your essentials kit you had available to us, it came in handy. Thank you!
Heather, you were wonderful and took care of so many things I never would have thought of! I loved your essentials kit you Read more...
Heather, you were wonderful and took care of so many things I never would have thought of! I loved your essentials kit you had available to us, it came in handy. Thank you! Read less
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mkharns
Wedding:
6/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very friendly and right on top of the projects she was in charge of. Heather coordinated everything the day of our wedding and made my life so much easier. I couldn't have done it without her!!
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very friendly and right on top of the projects she was in charge Read more...
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very friendly and right on top of the projects she was in charge of. Heather coordinated everything the day of our wedding and made my life so much easier. I couldn't have done it without her!! Read less
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JCollins
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Heather Gardner from La Dolce Vita Weddings was awesome! She was extremely helpful and provided the exact services that I had in mind. I only wanted a "Day of" wedding coordinator for help and advice and to make sure our wedding day went smoothly. Heather did a wonderful job fulfilling this wish! She was not at all overbearing and was very flexible with my indecisiveness! She worked with the rest of our vendors and made sure everything went according to plan! I really don't know what I would have done without her. She wanted to do this huge service for us free of charge to build upon her experience, but we insisted. I feel like she deserves more! Her help will forever be appreciated! I would recommend Heather's wedding planning services to anyone and everyone.
Heather Gardner from La Dolce Vita Weddings was awesome! She was extremely helpful and provided the exact services that I Read more...
Heather Gardner from La Dolce Vita Weddings was awesome! She was extremely helpful and provided the exact services that I had in mind. I only wanted a "Day of" wedding coordinator for help and advice and to make sure our wedding day went smoothly. Heather did a wonderful job fulfilling this wish! She was not at all overbearing and was very flexible with my indecisiveness! She worked with the rest of our vendors and made sure everything went according to plan! I really don't know what I would have done without her. She wanted to do this huge service for us free of charge to build upon her experience, but we insisted. I feel like she deserves more! Her help will forever be appreciated! I would recommend Heather's wedding planning services to anyone and everyone. Read less
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