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The Invisible Hostess

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

1333 N Northlake Way, Suite K
Seattle, WA US 98103 (map)

PHONE

206-227-8572

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Established in 2006 from a one woman show to a team of 30-and-growing, we're unlike any company in Seattle.



AWARD WINNING COORDINATION

Sheena, Afton and... Read more
Established in 2006 from a one woman show to a team of 30-and-growing, we're unlike any company in Seattle.



AWARD WINNING COORDINATION

Sheena, Afton and Natasha make up the coordination team that provides the highly reputable services our clients and peers talk about! Best of Bride 2011 and 2012 winners, we're unique in that we only offer Day of Coordination services because it's what we do best. You plan the day, we step in a few months out from the date to collect your details, and then we work together leading up to your wedding to make sure all of your hard work is executed to perfection! Don't let the term "Day-of" fool you. We invest about 40 hours into your wedding and also come with the knowledge you can only gain from 7 wedding seasons.

We help you find the holes and gaps to ensure a successful and enjoyable day.



AWARD WINNING STAFFING & BARTENDING

Beyond coordination, we have a roster of 30-and-growing ready to staff and support your event. If you're working with a food truck, having a part at home or just supplying your own food, we're the perfect compliment to your non-traditional catering needs! Our bartenders won Best of Bride 2012 and 2013 Best Bar service. We are the preferred team all over the puget sound, so give us a call and let us show you what we can do. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator

REVIEWS

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Nicole
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Natasha was amazing to work with. My wedding was so much fun. My friends are amazed when I tell them that I was stress-free during the day of the wedding and I believe that natasha played the biggest role in that! Thank you so much for all that you did for Dave, me, and my family & friends!! You're da best!! I mean, you made nonna happy (that's not an easy job).
Natasha was amazing to work with. My wedding was so much fun. My friends are amazed when I tell them that I was Read more...
Natasha was amazing to work with. My wedding was so much fun. My friends are amazed when I tell them that I was stress-free during the day of the wedding and I believe that natasha played the biggest role in that! Thank you so much for all that you did for Dave, me, and my family & friends!! You're da best!! I mean, you made nonna happy (that's not an easy job). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The first (and smartest) thing we did after getting engaged was hire The Invisible Hostess for day-of coordination. By building them into our wedding budget we gave ourselves the freedom to be as creative as possible in the planning process knowing that Natasha would totally have our backs on the big day (and to be honest, for months of support leading up to the main event).

Natasha is a wedding superstar! She handled everything we threw at her with enthusiasm and creativity, from a floor to ceiling rainbow streamer installation to wacky vendors to a dozen gigantic mylar balloons. Her assistant and bartender were amazing pros who were up for tackling any challenge. Her team even ran to Menchie's for pints of frozen yogurt when our vendor wasn't able to deliver the froyo machine we had rented!

My husband and I were completely stress-free the day of the wedding and knew that everything was in Natasha's capable hands. I would recommend The Invisible Hostess to anyone planning a wedding or major event. Their services were flawless from top to bottom and absolutely vital to our big day.
The first (and smartest) thing we did after getting engaged was hire The Invisible Hostess for day-of coordination. By Read more...
The first (and smartest) thing we did after getting engaged was hire The Invisible Hostess for day-of coordination. By building them into our wedding budget we gave ourselves the freedom to be as creative as possible in the planning process knowing that Natasha would totally have our backs on the big day (and to be honest, for months of support leading up to the main event).

Natasha is a wedding superstar! She handled everything we threw at her with enthusiasm and creativity, from a floor to ceiling rainbow streamer installation to wacky vendors to a dozen gigantic mylar balloons. Her assistant and bartender were amazing pros who were up for tackling any challenge. Her team even ran to Menchie's for pints of frozen yogurt when our vendor wasn't able to deliver the froyo machine we had rented!

My husband and I were completely stress-free the day of the wedding and knew that everything was in Natasha's capable hands. I would recommend The Invisible Hostess to anyone planning a wedding or major event. Their services were flawless from top to bottom and absolutely vital to our big day. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheena and her team were indispensable. Everyone commented about how helpful, pleasant and prepared our coordinators were. We needed to have a Spanish speaker so it was great to have Brenda on our team. Our families congratulated us on a great choice and everything went smoothly on the big day!! In addition, The Invisible Hostess team was with us from the start of a long planning process. They were always there to answer questions, review contracts, provide their honest opinion and advice. They kept us organized and on track. Their reputation is solid and everyone that we worked with knew of them and trusted their service. We were told over and over again that we were "in good hands" and we could not agree more. We are beyond thrilled that we had them with us and would highly recommend them. They truly are the best!!
Sheena and her team were indispensable. Everyone commented about how helpful, pleasant and prepared our coordinators were. Read more...
Sheena and her team were indispensable. Everyone commented about how helpful, pleasant and prepared our coordinators were. We needed to have a Spanish speaker so it was great to have Brenda on our team. Our families congratulated us on a great choice and everything went smoothly on the big day!! In addition, The Invisible Hostess team was with us from the start of a long planning process. They were always there to answer questions, review contracts, provide their honest opinion and advice. They kept us organized and on track. Their reputation is solid and everyone that we worked with knew of them and trusted their service. We were told over and over again that we were "in good hands" and we could not agree more. We are beyond thrilled that we had them with us and would highly recommend them. They truly are the best!! Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with The Invisible Hostess for our wedding on August 30th 2014 - myself and my husband have said throughout the whole process up through our wedding day, we do not know what we would have done without our coordinator, Natasha Larsen!! If I could offer any advice to anyone planning a wedding it would be to make the investment in a wedding coordinator, particularly from The Invisible Hostess. Regardless of how small or large, complex or simple your wedding may be, the small cost associated with such a huge time saver is simply invaluable. We would not have been able to enjoy the day or the weeks leading up to our wedding if we had been working on coordination with multiple vendors. Even though our wedding was small (55 people) there are still the same number of details to coordinate and on your wedding day you really should be focused on being present and experiencing the best day of your life! Several of our guests even commented on how amazing Natasha was in pulling together everyone (from vendors/wait staff/guests, etc.) so seamlessly and gracefully, not only the day of, but the events prior. Your wedding day should be about you, your partner, friends, family and having an unforgettable experience that you'll cherish forever, and having a TIH wedding coordinator makes it possible.
We worked with The Invisible Hostess for our wedding on August 30th 2014 - myself and my husband have said throughout the Read more...
We worked with The Invisible Hostess for our wedding on August 30th 2014 - myself and my husband have said throughout the whole process up through our wedding day, we do not know what we would have done without our coordinator, Natasha Larsen!! If I could offer any advice to anyone planning a wedding it would be to make the investment in a wedding coordinator, particularly from The Invisible Hostess. Regardless of how small or large, complex or simple your wedding may be, the small cost associated with such a huge time saver is simply invaluable. We would not have been able to enjoy the day or the weeks leading up to our wedding if we had been working on coordination with multiple vendors. Even though our wedding was small (55 people) there are still the same number of details to coordinate and on your wedding day you really should be focused on being present and experiencing the best day of your life! Several of our guests even commented on how amazing Natasha was in pulling together everyone (from vendors/wait staff/guests, etc.) so seamlessly and gracefully, not only the day of, but the events prior. Your wedding day should be about you, your partner, friends, family and having an unforgettable experience that you'll cherish forever, and having a TIH wedding coordinator makes it possible. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with this company. Their rates are reasonable, they provide lots of helpful information for figuring out alcohol quantities and needed supplies, and their staff is personable and skilled. Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful experience with this company. Their rates are reasonable, they provide lots of helpful information for Read more...
I had a wonderful experience with this company. Their rates are reasonable, they provide lots of helpful information for figuring out alcohol quantities and needed supplies, and their staff is personable and skilled. Highly recommended! Read less
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Laurel
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Natasha was the most ENORMOUSLY helpful wedding planner we ever could have hoped for. She is worth more than twice as much as she charges!! When we first met Natasha, she immediately began making a draft list of things to do leading up to the wedding (when the band is wondering where they can get an extension cord once they're in the venue, someone needs to communicate with the venue manager to ask), and almost all of them were things we hadn't thought of: we knew we needed her instantly. Then, when our wedding venue pulled the plug and we were left searching for a new venue two months before our wedding, Natasha jumped into action and toured the new sites we were considering. When we chose a site, Natasha and our caterer visited to plan out a new floor plan. Natasha worked with our vendors to plan out the wedding day minute-by-minute. She arranged all the last minute details for us and, when I told her I was sick of making decisions, she went ahead and made decisions herself based on her wedding planning knowledge. She also communicated with our officiant, our mothers, our wedding party, and everyone else who was asking questions in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Natasha provided odds and ends for the ceremony, and she transported things from the ceremony to the reception. At the reception, she told everyone where they needed to be when, and she made sure the vendors had what they needed. At the end of the reception, she helped clean up and pack up the leftover food and alcohol. Natasha was cheerful, organized, and a joy to work with throughout the whole planning and partying process. She was the only person to maintain control and not show any anxiety during stressful times; she was perfectly in control, and she inspired the confidence that we needed! We would HIGHLY recommend Natasha to anyone, for any event!!!
Natasha was the most ENORMOUSLY helpful wedding planner we ever could have hoped for. She is worth more than twice as much Read more...
Natasha was the most ENORMOUSLY helpful wedding planner we ever could have hoped for. She is worth more than twice as much as she charges!! When we first met Natasha, she immediately began making a draft list of things to do leading up to the wedding (when the band is wondering where they can get an extension cord once they're in the venue, someone needs to communicate with the venue manager to ask), and almost all of them were things we hadn't thought of: we knew we needed her instantly. Then, when our wedding venue pulled the plug and we were left searching for a new venue two months before our wedding, Natasha jumped into action and toured the new sites we were considering. When we chose a site, Natasha and our caterer visited to plan out a new floor plan. Natasha worked with our vendors to plan out the wedding day minute-by-minute. She arranged all the last minute details for us and, when I told her I was sick of making decisions, she went ahead and made decisions herself based on her wedding planning knowledge. She also communicated with our officiant, our mothers, our wedding party, and everyone else who was asking questions in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Natasha provided odds and ends for the ceremony, and she transported things from the ceremony to the reception. At the reception, she told everyone where they needed to be when, and she made sure the vendors had what they needed. At the end of the reception, she helped clean up and pack up the leftover food and alcohol. Natasha was cheerful, organized, and a joy to work with throughout the whole planning and partying process. She was the only person to maintain control and not show any anxiety during stressful times; she was perfectly in control, and she inspired the confidence that we needed! We would HIGHLY recommend Natasha to anyone, for any event!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Finn
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Natasha and her staff were so helpful during the planning of our wedding and were perfectly organized on the day of. Using Invisible Hostess for our big event made everything so much easier. It was definitely fun to plan our own wedding, but it would have been impossible to enjoy without their help. Natasha made a detailed schedule of events and worked with both us and our vendors to create a stress-free wedding day for us and our guests. I highly recommend them!
Natasha and her staff were so helpful during the planning of our wedding and were perfectly organized on the day of. Using Read more...
Natasha and her staff were so helpful during the planning of our wedding and were perfectly organized on the day of. Using Invisible Hostess for our big event made everything so much easier. It was definitely fun to plan our own wedding, but it would have been impossible to enjoy without their help. Natasha made a detailed schedule of events and worked with both us and our vendors to create a stress-free wedding day for us and our guests. I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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tasha
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Natasha Larsen was a superhero! Her insight and expertise were priceless.
Natasha Larsen was a superhero! Her insight and expertise were priceless.
Natasha Larsen was a superhero! Her insight and expertise were priceless. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Sheena for our June wedding and couldn't be more thrilled with her professionalism and amazing work. Like many couples, we were hesitant at first to spend additional money on a day-of-coordinator, but hiring Sheena turned out to be hands down the best money that we spent! She is truly the best in the business (Invisible Hostess most definitely deserves four consecutive Best of Bride awards!) and made sure that our day ran smoothly from start to finish.

Sheena worked closely with us from six weeks before our wedding to confirm with vendors and make sure that every last detail was taken care of. As a type A person, I appreciated having an extra set of eyes on everything to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks!

On our wedding day, Sheena was gracious, funny, and an integral part of our day. Our families adored her and really appreciated that she put everybody at ease. Thanks to Sheena, we didn't worry about a single detail and were truly able to relax and enjoy our wedding day. Not only is she a fabulous coordinator, but she is a wonderful person who is a pleasure to work with. I recommend her to everyone who is newly engaged - she will make the planning and execution of your wedding as painless and fun as possible!
We worked with Sheena for our June wedding and couldn't be more thrilled with her professionalism and amazing work. Like Read more...
We worked with Sheena for our June wedding and couldn't be more thrilled with her professionalism and amazing work. Like many couples, we were hesitant at first to spend additional money on a day-of-coordinator, but hiring Sheena turned out to be hands down the best money that we spent! She is truly the best in the business (Invisible Hostess most definitely deserves four consecutive Best of Bride awards!) and made sure that our day ran smoothly from start to finish.

Sheena worked closely with us from six weeks before our wedding to confirm with vendors and make sure that every last detail was taken care of. As a type A person, I appreciated having an extra set of eyes on everything to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks!

On our wedding day, Sheena was gracious, funny, and an integral part of our day. Our families adored her and really appreciated that she put everybody at ease. Thanks to Sheena, we didn't worry about a single detail and were truly able to relax and enjoy our wedding day. Not only is she a fabulous coordinator, but she is a wonderful person who is a pleasure to work with. I recommend her to everyone who is newly engaged - she will make the planning and execution of your wedding as painless and fun as possible! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Wedding days are *in theory* supposed to be the happiest day of a bride and groom's life. I can say, with confidence, that mine sure was. I had to pleasure of marrying my husband last month, May 17 2014, and what a fabulous day it was. I expected that at this point (1 month later) some sort of day-of drama would have trickled through to me, but I continue to count the days where I reflect back on my wedding as nothing but seamless. Sheena and Nitasha were not just coordinators for the day, but were so supportive throughout the planning process and I could not have gotten through wedding planning without them. I mean it. My double-digit emails each day were always answered, my concerns always reassured, and the day, perfection. I cannot thank Sheena and Nitasha enough for all that they did for our special day. There are many coordinators out there, but none with the level of care and attention that you will receive from Sheena and her team. If you want someone that will be on your side all the way, hire The Invisible Hostess team now. Like, 2 minutes after the engagement is official. Once you do, you can be assured you will have the best day of your life.
Wedding days are *in theory* supposed to be the happiest day of a bride and groom's life. I can say, with confidence, that Read more...
Wedding days are *in theory* supposed to be the happiest day of a bride and groom's life. I can say, with confidence, that mine sure was. I had to pleasure of marrying my husband last month, May 17 2014, and what a fabulous day it was. I expected that at this point (1 month later) some sort of day-of drama would have trickled through to me, but I continue to count the days where I reflect back on my wedding as nothing but seamless. Sheena and Nitasha were not just coordinators for the day, but were so supportive throughout the planning process and I could not have gotten through wedding planning without them. I mean it. My double-digit emails each day were always answered, my concerns always reassured, and the day, perfection. I cannot thank Sheena and Nitasha enough for all that they did for our special day. There are many coordinators out there, but none with the level of care and attention that you will receive from Sheena and her team. If you want someone that will be on your side all the way, hire The Invisible Hostess team now. Like, 2 minutes after the engagement is official. Once you do, you can be assured you will have the best day of your life. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Sheena was an absolute GODSEND and I highly recommend her services to brides contemplating whether or not to hire a coordinator. She is the one to hire. I can't imagine not having her there, both day of and preceding the event, walking us through the schedule, making changes, coordinating with vendors, and most importantly, allowing us to feel like guests at our wedding. She is cheerful, energetic, hilarious, and gifted in communicating with all branches of my highly opinionated family during the wedding planning. I called her my Swiss Miss - happy to accomodate the needs of all parties. Thank you Sheena!!
Having Sheena was an absolute GODSEND and I highly recommend her services to brides contemplating whether or not to hire a Read more...
Having Sheena was an absolute GODSEND and I highly recommend her services to brides contemplating whether or not to hire a coordinator. She is the one to hire. I can't imagine not having her there, both day of and preceding the event, walking us through the schedule, making changes, coordinating with vendors, and most importantly, allowing us to feel like guests at our wedding. She is cheerful, energetic, hilarious, and gifted in communicating with all branches of my highly opinionated family during the wedding planning. I called her my Swiss Miss - happy to accomodate the needs of all parties. Thank you Sheena!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cameron
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I was initially very reluctant to spend money on a wedding coordinator. Not only did it seem not essential, we knew friends and family members that offered to be our coordinator and help things run smoothly on the day of the wedding. My parents and fiance convinced me that hiring a professional was a better idea. Now, having been
through the process, I'm convinced that it was the best money we spent the whole time.

In the weeks leading up to the big day, and especially during the wedding, our minds were orbiting outer space. Natasha was our tether back to earth. She fielded vendor inquiries, she followed up with all venue coordination, she kept family at bay, and generally kept our night worry-free.

Invisible hostess helped more than just us. Every one of the vendors that we used told us how much easier their lives were because of the trust they placed in Natasha and the team. We found out that they're famous in the Seattle wedding world for being so good at what they do. Hiring Invisible Hostess really allowed us to focus on the wedding that we wanted, and freed us from stressing about the minute details of its execution.

We 100% recommend Invisible Hostess as your wedding coordinators! If you have further questions, have Natasha give you our contact info.
I was initially very reluctant to spend money on a wedding coordinator. Not only did it seem not essential, we knew Read more...
I was initially very reluctant to spend money on a wedding coordinator. Not only did it seem not essential, we knew friends and family members that offered to be our coordinator and help things run smoothly on the day of the wedding. My parents and fiance convinced me that hiring a professional was a better idea. Now, having been
through the process, I'm convinced that it was the best money we spent the whole time.

In the weeks leading up to the big day, and especially during the wedding, our minds were orbiting outer space. Natasha was our tether back to earth. She fielded vendor inquiries, she followed up with all venue coordination, she kept family at bay, and generally kept our night worry-free.

Invisible hostess helped more than just us. Every one of the vendors that we used told us how much easier their lives were because of the trust they placed in Natasha and the team. We found out that they're famous in the Seattle wedding world for being so good at what they do. Hiring Invisible Hostess really allowed us to focus on the wedding that we wanted, and freed us from stressing about the minute details of its execution.

We 100% recommend Invisible Hostess as your wedding coordinators! If you have further questions, have Natasha give you our contact info. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired The Invisible Hostess for our serving/bartending/set-up/tear-down needs for our wedding. Wow! They were absolutely amazing. There wasn't a detail they didn't think of leading up to the wedding day and there wasn't a detail they missed on the wedding day. My favorite was right before I was about to walk down the aisle, I was really nervous and they were all standing there comforting me and smiling - it totally put me at ease and helped calm my nerves.

They were extremely professional, kind and efficient! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for superior serving/bartending/day-of-coordinating needs. They made my day perfect!
We hired The Invisible Hostess for our serving/bartending/set-up/tear-down needs for our wedding. Wow! They were Read more...
We hired The Invisible Hostess for our serving/bartending/set-up/tear-down needs for our wedding. Wow! They were absolutely amazing. There wasn't a detail they didn't think of leading up to the wedding day and there wasn't a detail they missed on the wedding day. My favorite was right before I was about to walk down the aisle, I was really nervous and they were all standing there comforting me and smiling - it totally put me at ease and helped calm my nerves.

They were extremely professional, kind and efficient! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for superior serving/bartending/day-of-coordinating needs. They made my day perfect! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
For our first wedding, we were pretty " blank slate", and inexperienced, but Natasha, and TIH were a delight to work with, and answered all our questions, contributed great ideas, and affirmed our choices.

We wanted to enjoy the day to the fullest, be as hand's off as possible, and have somene direct us so we never really had to think ( i.e. "worry") about anything. Natasha did that, and more. Those critical last few days before the event could have totally stressed us out...but Natasha took a calm and positive approach, calmed us down, and took the responsibilites from us, going above and beyond the call of duty..( bride has forhotten her i.d, and cannot get in to her rehearsal?? No prob! Forgot to arrange transpo issues? Don't worry! ) Our only sadness now is that it is all over...and we have no excuse to be in touch! Thank you for helping make our day even more special and memorable...
For our first wedding, we were pretty " blank slate", and inexperienced, but Natasha, and TIH were a delight to work with, Read more...
For our first wedding, we were pretty " blank slate", and inexperienced, but Natasha, and TIH were a delight to work with, and answered all our questions, contributed great ideas, and affirmed our choices.

We wanted to enjoy the day to the fullest, be as hand's off as possible, and have somene direct us so we never really had to think ( i.e. "worry") about anything. Natasha did that, and more. Those critical last few days before the event could have totally stressed us out...but Natasha took a calm and positive approach, calmed us down, and took the responsibilites from us, going above and beyond the call of duty..( bride has forhotten her i.d, and cannot get in to her rehearsal?? No prob! Forgot to arrange transpo issues? Don't worry! ) Our only sadness now is that it is all over...and we have no excuse to be in touch! Thank you for helping make our day even more special and memorable... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation, Unique Services
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Belinda
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I am a planner and definitely detail orientated but wanted to be able to hand over the reigns to someone else on my wedding day. I felt comfortable and really trusted that Natasha would execute my vision. She was with us every step of the way during the last two months of planning. Day of I was in a blissful bride bubble, if anything went wrong I have no idea because Natasha was like a wedding fairy behind the scenes executing my vision . If you're a planner but want to really enjoy your day hire The Invisible Hostess and request Natasha, because she's in a word amazing!
I am a planner and definitely detail orientated but wanted to be able to hand over the reigns to someone else on my Read more...
I am a planner and definitely detail orientated but wanted to be able to hand over the reigns to someone else on my wedding day. I felt comfortable and really trusted that Natasha would execute my vision. She was with us every step of the way during the last two months of planning. Day of I was in a blissful bride bubble, if anything went wrong I have no idea because Natasha was like a wedding fairy behind the scenes executing my vision . If you're a planner but want to really enjoy your day hire The Invisible Hostess and request Natasha, because she's in a word amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Allison
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I have endless amounts of great things to say about the Invisible Hostess and their services! My husband and I eloped on vacation and had a large (200) reception when we returned from our trip. Since I did not need the full wedding services they were able put together a reception package that fit my budget perfectly. I was paired with the amazing Natasha Larsen as my coordinator and could not have been happier with her level of service. She was helpful in every way possible, even offering to do the littlest tasks for me in order to ease my stress. I took her up on a lot of those offers and she followed through 100%, I literally could not have done it without her (or I would have gone insane in the process!) I am a very indecisive person and with her expertise and experience she was able to guide me into making decisions I felt great about. One of the best things about her was how available she was to answer any questions, big or small. I could literally text, email or call at anytime and she was prompt in getting me an answer. Natasha is such a friendly, caring and positive person too! I absolutely loved her personality, she made the whole planning process exactly how it should be, fun and memorable. Having her there on the day of the reception put my mind at ease, everything flowed perfectly and all of our guests could not stop talking about how much fun they had! I would recommend Natasha and the Invisible Hostess to anyone looking to throw the party of the century!!
I have endless amounts of great things to say about the Invisible Hostess and their services! My husband and I eloped on Read more...
I have endless amounts of great things to say about the Invisible Hostess and their services! My husband and I eloped on vacation and had a large (200) reception when we returned from our trip. Since I did not need the full wedding services they were able put together a reception package that fit my budget perfectly. I was paired with the amazing Natasha Larsen as my coordinator and could not have been happier with her level of service. She was helpful in every way possible, even offering to do the littlest tasks for me in order to ease my stress. I took her up on a lot of those offers and she followed through 100%, I literally could not have done it without her (or I would have gone insane in the process!) I am a very indecisive person and with her expertise and experience she was able to guide me into making decisions I felt great about. One of the best things about her was how available she was to answer any questions, big or small. I could literally text, email or call at anytime and she was prompt in getting me an answer. Natasha is such a friendly, caring and positive person too! I absolutely loved her personality, she made the whole planning process exactly how it should be, fun and memorable. Having her there on the day of the reception put my mind at ease, everything flowed perfectly and all of our guests could not stop talking about how much fun they had! I would recommend Natasha and the Invisible Hostess to anyone looking to throw the party of the century!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend anyone planning a wedding to hire The Invisible Hostess! After finding my venue, it was the first decision I made, and the best decision I made. Sheena was so incredibly calm and helpful on the day of the wedding (we had an uninvited guest show up and our baker got in a car accident) that I didn't stress one bit. But besides that, she was a great help to me during the planning process. She was always available to answer questions about vendor contracts and prices and give recommendations when I was having trouble making decisions. Her services are worth every penny!
I would recommend anyone planning a wedding to hire The Invisible Hostess! After finding my venue, it was the first Read more...
I would recommend anyone planning a wedding to hire The Invisible Hostess! After finding my venue, it was the first decision I made, and the best decision I made. Sheena was so incredibly calm and helpful on the day of the wedding (we had an uninvited guest show up and our baker got in a car accident) that I didn't stress one bit. But besides that, she was a great help to me during the planning process. She was always available to answer questions about vendor contracts and prices and give recommendations when I was having trouble making decisions. Her services are worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Natasha was my day of coordinator and was extremely helpful! Leading up to the event she took all the stress off me by communicating with all my vendors and making sure everyone understood the timeline for the day. The day of the wedding she was super helpful and allowed me to enjoy my day and not worry about a thing! I would definitely recommend Natasha and her team to anyone!
Natasha was my day of coordinator and was extremely helpful! Leading up to the event she took all the stress off me by Read more...
Natasha was my day of coordinator and was extremely helpful! Leading up to the event she took all the stress off me by communicating with all my vendors and making sure everyone understood the timeline for the day. The day of the wedding she was super helpful and allowed me to enjoy my day and not worry about a thing! I would definitely recommend Natasha and her team to anyone! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Sheena and her team. From the moment we engaged her, she was on the ball with helpful tips and information. She worked well with all of our vendors, who had nothing but positive things to say about her behind-the-scenes interactions with them. From our perspective, everything ran smoothly on our wedding day, even though I later heard that there were a few fires that Sheena expertly put out. The Invisible Hostess is organized, professional, creative, and can MacGyver their way through any (inevitable) hiccup during your event. I would absolutely trust them again to run any event and have recommended them highly to engaged friends in the area.
I cannot say enough good things about Sheena and her team. From the moment we engaged her, she was on the ball with Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Sheena and her team. From the moment we engaged her, she was on the ball with helpful tips and information. She worked well with all of our vendors, who had nothing but positive things to say about her behind-the-scenes interactions with them. From our perspective, everything ran smoothly on our wedding day, even though I later heard that there were a few fires that Sheena expertly put out. The Invisible Hostess is organized, professional, creative, and can MacGyver their way through any (inevitable) hiccup during your event. I would absolutely trust them again to run any event and have recommended them highly to engaged friends in the area. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was the best day ever--and the most fun my husband and I have ever had. While the wedding was special for obvious reasons, we were able to enjoy the day as much as we did because we knew that all the logistics and behind the scenes work were under Natasha's care and good judgment. There are many ways that she was wonderful to work with, including:
--pulling off a flawless event that everyone enjoyed
--accommodating specific requests (she picked up our flowers from Pike Place Market and arranged them)
--coordinating among vendors to make sure that everything unfolded as planned
--looking after the bride and groom during the event (she made sure we were fed and watered)
--responding to emails and phone calls promptly in the weeks leading up to the wedding
--providing expert advice for the big day (how to create a timeline of the day's events, what guests need to feel comfortable, what works well and what doesn't)

Above all, Natasha was well-organized, encouraging, and she always made sure to double check with us to make sure that things were unfolding as hoped. I can't recommend her enough.
Our wedding day was the best day ever--and the most fun my husband and I have ever had. While the wedding was special for Read more...
Our wedding day was the best day ever--and the most fun my husband and I have ever had. While the wedding was special for obvious reasons, we were able to enjoy the day as much as we did because we knew that all the logistics and behind the scenes work were under Natasha's care and good judgment. There are many ways that she was wonderful to work with, including:
--pulling off a flawless event that everyone enjoyed
--accommodating specific requests (she picked up our flowers from Pike Place Market and arranged them)
--coordinating among vendors to make sure that everything unfolded as planned
--looking after the bride and groom during the event (she made sure we were fed and watered)
--responding to emails and phone calls promptly in the weeks leading up to the wedding
--providing expert advice for the big day (how to create a timeline of the day's events, what guests need to feel comfortable, what works well and what doesn't)

Above all, Natasha was well-organized, encouraging, and she always made sure to double check with us to make sure that things were unfolding as hoped. I can't recommend her enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sheena and the rest of the invisible hostess team were amazing to work with! I was reluctant at first to consider a coordinator, but from the moment my fiancé and I met Sheena, we felt confident that she shared our vision for a laid-back, fun event. She helped recommend really solid vendors and was available throughout the process for help and feedback. She literally opened up her home to us to loan us materials for center pieces and gave us fun and creative ideas to work with and she helped us execute them. On top of all this, she's also a lovely, genuine person and this made her a welcome presence during stressful moments.
Sheena and the rest of the invisible hostess team were amazing to work with! I was reluctant at first to consider a Read more...
Sheena and the rest of the invisible hostess team were amazing to work with! I was reluctant at first to consider a coordinator, but from the moment my fiancé and I met Sheena, we felt confident that she shared our vision for a laid-back, fun event. She helped recommend really solid vendors and was available throughout the process for help and feedback. She literally opened up her home to us to loan us materials for center pieces and gave us fun and creative ideas to work with and she helped us execute them. On top of all this, she's also a lovely, genuine person and this made her a welcome presence during stressful moments. Read less
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Laureen
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I found Sheena Kalso's help and service to be absolutely priceless! She gave us help all along the way as we were planning our wedding with timelines and suggestions, introduced us to great vendors, etc. But what made the whole experience amazing was the day of the wedding! Steve and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She helped me get dressed in my gown and she directed the entire production. All we did was get married and have great fun at the party. I never gave a thought to the caterer, the cake, the music, anything! I knew that Sheena was handling it all perfectly behind the scenes and it all came off absolutely perfectly! Steve keeps saying that our wedding far exceeded his expectations! We've gotten emails and comments from friends & family that they had a terrific time and it all went as smooth as silk. I HIGHLY recommend Sheena for your wedding planner or any other event planning!! She is SO worth the fee! She handles all the burden so you can just enjoy your event!
My fiancé and I found Sheena Kalso's help and service to be absolutely priceless! She gave us help all along the way as we Read more...
My fiancé and I found Sheena Kalso's help and service to be absolutely priceless! She gave us help all along the way as we were planning our wedding with timelines and suggestions, introduced us to great vendors, etc. But what made the whole experience amazing was the day of the wedding! Steve and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She helped me get dressed in my gown and she directed the entire production. All we did was get married and have great fun at the party. I never gave a thought to the caterer, the cake, the music, anything! I knew that Sheena was handling it all perfectly behind the scenes and it all came off absolutely perfectly! Steve keeps saying that our wedding far exceeded his expectations! We've gotten emails and comments from friends & family that they had a terrific time and it all went as smooth as silk. I HIGHLY recommend Sheena for your wedding planner or any other event planning!! She is SO worth the fee! She handles all the burden so you can just enjoy your event! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Invisible Hostess and, specifically, Natasha Larsen, who I worked with for my July wedding! Choosing to work with her as a day of coordinator was the single best decision we made for our wedding planning - Natasha is not only talented, professional, responsive, organized, dedicated, efficient, she is also very fun to work with and truly builds relationships with clients and their wedding vendor teams. Everyone I worked with throughout the process had wonderful things to say about their connections/interactions with TIH and Natasha. I felt that Natasha was more than capable of creating anything we envisioned for our wedding. The support and coordination Natasha offered helped our wedding dreams become a reality and we couldn't be happier with how the entire day turned out. Natasha goes above and beyond to help brides feel calm and confident, and she adds/suggests special details that make the day more meaningful. I would recommend her to anyone and any bride that is looking for wedding day-of coordination - which truly felt like SO much more than "day of." It was a really amazing experience! Thank you Natasha :)
I have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Invisible Hostess and, specifically, Natasha Larsen, who I worked Read more...
I have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Invisible Hostess and, specifically, Natasha Larsen, who I worked with for my July wedding! Choosing to work with her as a day of coordinator was the single best decision we made for our wedding planning - Natasha is not only talented, professional, responsive, organized, dedicated, efficient, she is also very fun to work with and truly builds relationships with clients and their wedding vendor teams. Everyone I worked with throughout the process had wonderful things to say about their connections/interactions with TIH and Natasha. I felt that Natasha was more than capable of creating anything we envisioned for our wedding. The support and coordination Natasha offered helped our wedding dreams become a reality and we couldn't be happier with how the entire day turned out. Natasha goes above and beyond to help brides feel calm and confident, and she adds/suggests special details that make the day more meaningful. I would recommend her to anyone and any bride that is looking for wedding day-of coordination - which truly felt like SO much more than "day of." It was a really amazing experience! Thank you Natasha :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used TIH for staffing services, not wedding planning. They were great. Our lead hostess met with us at the venue the week before and took such a load of worry off me. She was terrific. They got the whole place ready, staffed it, and then took it all down and packed it up. I don't know how we would have done it without them.
We used TIH for staffing services, not wedding planning. They were great. Our lead hostess met with us at the venue the Read more...
We used TIH for staffing services, not wedding planning. They were great. Our lead hostess met with us at the venue the week before and took such a load of worry off me. She was terrific. They got the whole place ready, staffed it, and then took it all down and packed it up. I don't know how we would have done it without them. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything about working with Sheena and her team was wonderful! Any questions we had leading up to our wedding day were clearly and promptly answered and I always felt like the feedback was very honest and genuine. The work they did the day before, the day of, and the day after our wedding went way above and beyond any expectations that I might have had. I knew that if it was in Sheena's hands it was going to be taken care of and I didn't need to worry about it anymore, and as a bride that is the most amazing feeling ever!
My wedding day was so relaxing and I was actually able to enjoy it all so much and I attribute a lot of that to Sheena and her team. They took care of every little detail and it all turned out perfectly! We wouldn't have changed a thing about our special day!
I am so very thankful that we met Sheena and were able to work with her and her team. It was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning and I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Everything about working with Sheena and her team was wonderful! Any questions we had leading up to our wedding day were Read more...
Everything about working with Sheena and her team was wonderful! Any questions we had leading up to our wedding day were clearly and promptly answered and I always felt like the feedback was very honest and genuine. The work they did the day before, the day of, and the day after our wedding went way above and beyond any expectations that I might have had. I knew that if it was in Sheena's hands it was going to be taken care of and I didn't need to worry about it anymore, and as a bride that is the most amazing feeling ever!
My wedding day was so relaxing and I was actually able to enjoy it all so much and I attribute a lot of that to Sheena and her team. They took care of every little detail and it all turned out perfectly! We wouldn't have changed a thing about our special day!
I am so very thankful that we met Sheena and were able to work with her and her team. It was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning and I would hire them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheena and her team were an invaluable part of what made my wedding day go so perfectly! We had a Seattle wedding despite living and planning from Montana. Normally planning a wedding long distance would be a stressful endeavor, but Sheena helped me put all the pieces together and made great suggestions for vendors to use that she knew would be reliable. When it came to the week of the event she was always available when we needed, took care of every little detail, leaving our week open to tend to family and relaxing before the big day! The actual wedding went wonderfully; Sheena and Kelsey executed my exact vision without a hitch! You get so much more than what you pay for with the Invisible Hostess -- I'll definitely be coming back with any future events I may have!
Sheena and her team were an invaluable part of what made my wedding day go so perfectly! We had a Seattle wedding despite Read more...
Sheena and her team were an invaluable part of what made my wedding day go so perfectly! We had a Seattle wedding despite living and planning from Montana. Normally planning a wedding long distance would be a stressful endeavor, but Sheena helped me put all the pieces together and made great suggestions for vendors to use that she knew would be reliable. When it came to the week of the event she was always available when we needed, took care of every little detail, leaving our week open to tend to family and relaxing before the big day! The actual wedding went wonderfully; Sheena and Kelsey executed my exact vision without a hitch! You get so much more than what you pay for with the Invisible Hostess -- I'll definitely be coming back with any future events I may have! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Invisible Hostess to anyone planning any-kind of event! There is something to be said about just relaxing an enjoying the moment. Sheena helped my husband and I to be 100% in the moment with our friends and family, the memories we have from this event we will cherish forever!

Sheena was there for us from the first moment my fiancé and I met her, to the day we became husband and wife! Sheena was there to be a sounding board, answer our questions, and put us at ease as we began to prepare for the biggest event of our lives so far! I’m pretty convinced that it is impossible for people to not love Sheena!

Sheena is so much more than a day of coordinator, she is a lifesaver! There was a level of stress that just didn’t exist for us. I had complete faith in Sheena and she did more than just impress us she wowed us! She was there to harness my crazy my crazy bridal party who hadn’t seen each other in years and wouldn't stop talking and catching-up as we ran through the rehearsal. She had an authoritative and humorous way of approaching every situation that just made everyone listen, relax AND HAVE FUN! She worked closely and professionally with all our vendors! I truly felt she was more prepared for our big day than I was, which is definitely the way you want your day of wedding coordinator to feel.

We lucked out and also had Natasha on the weekend of our wedding and I must say that we felt extremely lucky to have such an amazing pair of planners. I was a little concerned that our crew of loud and boisterous guests was going to be a huge undertaking but Sheena and Natasha managed the group with ease and confidence. I really feel that the day went seamlessly and I owe the majority of this success to Invisible Hostess. It is almost 9 months since my wedding and I still have friends and family comment on how perfect the whole day was. Thank you for helping us to make such amazing memories!

- Brad and Jaime
I would recommend Invisible Hostess to anyone planning any-kind of event! There is something to be said about just Read more...
I would recommend Invisible Hostess to anyone planning any-kind of event! There is something to be said about just relaxing an enjoying the moment. Sheena helped my husband and I to be 100% in the moment with our friends and family, the memories we have from this event we will cherish forever!

Sheena was there for us from the first moment my fiancé and I met her, to the day we became husband and wife! Sheena was there to be a sounding board, answer our questions, and put us at ease as we began to prepare for the biggest event of our lives so far! I’m pretty convinced that it is impossible for people to not love Sheena!

Sheena is so much more than a day of coordinator, she is a lifesaver! There was a level of stress that just didn’t exist for us. I had complete faith in Sheena and she did more than just impress us she wowed us! She was there to harness my crazy my crazy bridal party who hadn’t seen each other in years and wouldn't stop talking and catching-up as we ran through the rehearsal. She had an authoritative and humorous way of approaching every situation that just made everyone listen, relax AND HAVE FUN! She worked closely and professionally with all our vendors! I truly felt she was more prepared for our big day than I was, which is definitely the way you want your day of wedding coordinator to feel.

We lucked out and also had Natasha on the weekend of our wedding and I must say that we felt extremely lucky to have such an amazing pair of planners. I was a little concerned that our crew of loud and boisterous guests was going to be a huge undertaking but Sheena and Natasha managed the group with ease and confidence. I really feel that the day went seamlessly and I owe the majority of this success to Invisible Hostess. It is almost 9 months since my wedding and I still have friends and family comment on how perfect the whole day was. Thank you for helping us to make such amazing memories!

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Jessica
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheena is the best! I came to our initial meeting with a few ideas of my own, but without have thought about ALL that goes in to planning and coordinating a wedding. Sheena was able to give me ideas and things to think about without being pushy at all.

Her (and her assistants) work was invaluable the day of (and the day prior to ) the wedding. We had some weather issues and a few other last minute changes and she took care of everything seamlessly and professionally. I would have been running around like a crazy person without her, but instead I was calm and able to truly enjoy the day!

For anyone who is wary about spending money on one more thing while planning a wedding, this service is a worthy investment. It really is well worth is to be able to relax and enjoy your day. It also means that all of your guest will enjoy their time as well since you won't have to put anyone in charge!
Sheena is the best! I came to our initial meeting with a few ideas of my own, but without have thought about ALL that goes Read more...
Sheena is the best! I came to our initial meeting with a few ideas of my own, but without have thought about ALL that goes in to planning and coordinating a wedding. Sheena was able to give me ideas and things to think about without being pushy at all.

Her (and her assistants) work was invaluable the day of (and the day prior to ) the wedding. We had some weather issues and a few other last minute changes and she took care of everything seamlessly and professionally. I would have been running around like a crazy person without her, but instead I was calm and able to truly enjoy the day!

For anyone who is wary about spending money on one more thing while planning a wedding, this service is a worthy investment. It really is well worth is to be able to relax and enjoy your day. It also means that all of your guest will enjoy their time as well since you won't have to put anyone in charge! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Afton was FABULOUS! She was really helpful before the wedding with checking over timelines, suggesting vendors, and helping to get everything organized for the big day. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we know that everything ran smoothly because she was there. If there was a problem, we didn't hear about it. It was also super helpful that she was familiar with all of our vendors, having been in this business for such a long time. Cleanup was a breeze and our parents kept commenting on how nice it was to work with Afton.

STRONGLY recommend that you hire someone for the wedding day so you, your parents, etc don't need to worry about things. And Afton was the perfect person for us to rely on. HIGHLY recommend
Afton was FABULOUS! She was really helpful before the wedding with checking over timelines, suggesting vendors, and Read more...
Afton was FABULOUS! She was really helpful before the wedding with checking over timelines, suggesting vendors, and helping to get everything organized for the big day. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we know that everything ran smoothly because she was there. If there was a problem, we didn't hear about it. It was also super helpful that she was familiar with all of our vendors, having been in this business for such a long time. Cleanup was a breeze and our parents kept commenting on how nice it was to work with Afton.

STRONGLY recommend that you hire someone for the wedding day so you, your parents, etc don't need to worry about things. And Afton was the perfect person for us to rely on. HIGHLY recommend Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheena was a phenomenal and integral partner in putting together our wedding. We used a brand new venue that hadn't yet done a large wedding and her help with the execution was impeccable. Nothing was supplied by the venue although we had to use their catering (i.e., serving trays, tables, linens, plates), but she was able to recommend great vendors for us that we were extremely happy with. She went above and beyond to help us and I would use her again in a heartbeat.
Sheena was a phenomenal and integral partner in putting together our wedding. We used a brand new venue that hadn't yet Read more...
Sheena was a phenomenal and integral partner in putting together our wedding. We used a brand new venue that hadn't yet done a large wedding and her help with the execution was impeccable. Nothing was supplied by the venue although we had to use their catering (i.e., serving trays, tables, linens, plates), but she was able to recommend great vendors for us that we were extremely happy with. She went above and beyond to help us and I would use her again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the best service invested in for our wedding. Afton was so easy to work with and made everything smooth and easy on the day of! She was able to suggest vendors and help with the planning process, along with working with difficult vendors to help them corporate so we could have our day exactly as we wanted! She kept the whole wedding day smooth relaxed and fun! I don't know how we could've done it without her!
This was the best service invested in for our wedding. Afton was so easy to work with and made everything smooth and easy Read more...
This was the best service invested in for our wedding. Afton was so easy to work with and made everything smooth and easy on the day of! She was able to suggest vendors and help with the planning process, along with working with difficult vendors to help them corporate so we could have our day exactly as we wanted! She kept the whole wedding day smooth relaxed and fun! I don't know how we could've done it without her! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with the invisible hostess bartender services for out wedding August 11. From first inquiry through the follow up after the event was everything a bride dreams of. Smooth easy and great customer service. Natasha handled the invoice, setting us up with bartenders and was very sweet and nice. Maureen and Rachel were our bartenders. They were great, friendly, and really knew what they were doing. Thanks to all! Highly recommend to work with this company!
We worked with the invisible hostess bartender services for out wedding August 11. From first inquiry through the follow Read more...
We worked with the invisible hostess bartender services for out wedding August 11. From first inquiry through the follow up after the event was everything a bride dreams of. Smooth easy and great customer service. Natasha handled the invoice, setting us up with bartenders and was very sweet and nice. Maureen and Rachel were our bartenders. They were great, friendly, and really knew what they were doing. Thanks to all! Highly recommend to work with this company! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sheena provided our day-of coordination, and we were very happy to have her help! We had a pretty DIY wedding on a tight schedule and budget, and I tend to be a micro-manager and have great difficulty delegating, but her services were exactly what I needed to be able to really enjoy my day. As I hired other vendors, they were all glad to hear that they'd be working with her ("oh, we LOVE Sheena!"), and they were right: she was always pleasant and professional; she provided valuable advice on planning the event; and she did a great job of making the day run smoothly. Having her in charge allowed me to let go and just focus on celebrating with my new husband and our family and friends. She probably put out fires I don't even know about. Thank you, Sheena and the Invisible Hostess!
Sheena provided our day-of coordination, and we were very happy to have her help! We had a pretty DIY wedding on a tight Read more...
Sheena provided our day-of coordination, and we were very happy to have her help! We had a pretty DIY wedding on a tight schedule and budget, and I tend to be a micro-manager and have great difficulty delegating, but her services were exactly what I needed to be able to really enjoy my day. As I hired other vendors, they were all glad to hear that they'd be working with her ("oh, we LOVE Sheena!"), and they were right: she was always pleasant and professional; she provided valuable advice on planning the event; and she did a great job of making the day run smoothly. Having her in charge allowed me to let go and just focus on celebrating with my new husband and our family and friends. She probably put out fires I don't even know about. Thank you, Sheena and the Invisible Hostess! Read less
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shanmcgin
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I'd booked a street food vendor (Veraci Pizza) for my catering before realizing that they don't offer full catering services. They pull up, cook and put out their food but don't go beyond that. I am happy with my decision but needed another company to provide service (bus tables, bartend, etc.) and Veraci recommended The Invisible Hostess. I'm really happy that they did, even though I hadn't originally planned on the additional cost. TIH's owner and team were great to work with. They went above and beyond in my opinion and guests commented on how fun they were. The bartenders were completely on top of things and Andrea, my lead hostess, ensure everything went smoothly. They were also really helpful in suggesting room set up (we had a room flip between the ceremony and reception) and other logistics. I found their help invaluable and would use them again if I find myself in need of similar services.
I'd booked a street food vendor (Veraci Pizza) for my catering before realizing that they don't offer full catering Read more...
I'd booked a street food vendor (Veraci Pizza) for my catering before realizing that they don't offer full catering services. They pull up, cook and put out their food but don't go beyond that. I am happy with my decision but needed another company to provide service (bus tables, bartend, etc.) and Veraci recommended The Invisible Hostess. I'm really happy that they did, even though I hadn't originally planned on the additional cost. TIH's owner and team were great to work with. They went above and beyond in my opinion and guests commented on how fun they were. The bartenders were completely on top of things and Andrea, my lead hostess, ensure everything went smoothly. They were also really helpful in suggesting room set up (we had a room flip between the ceremony and reception) and other logistics. I found their help invaluable and would use them again if I find myself in need of similar services. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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Briana
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Hiring The Invisible Hostess to provide day of services on my wedding was the best decision I made, and the best deal for the money spent. Lisa put me completely at ease on my day. There was not one thing I worried about! Every little detail was taken care of. I worked with Lisa before the wedding. She was easily and readily accessible and responsive, had great ideas, and did not miss a single detail! She was absolutely responsible for ensuring that my day went smoothly from start to finish. The most important aspect of this is that Lisa was everywhere I needed her to be, yet not interfering AT ALL! I would recommend Lisa with absolute confidence to anyone getting married. She ensured that my family was completely at ease, and that my parents didn't have to worry about the gifts being put in the car, or the decorations being packed. Most importantly, Lisa did not try to take over my day, or alter the vision for it that I had in mind. She was AMAZING!
Hiring The Invisible Hostess to provide day of services on my wedding was the best decision I made, and the best deal for Read more...
Hiring The Invisible Hostess to provide day of services on my wedding was the best decision I made, and the best deal for the money spent. Lisa put me completely at ease on my day. There was not one thing I worried about! Every little detail was taken care of. I worked with Lisa before the wedding. She was easily and readily accessible and responsive, had great ideas, and did not miss a single detail! She was absolutely responsible for ensuring that my day went smoothly from start to finish. The most important aspect of this is that Lisa was everywhere I needed her to be, yet not interfering AT ALL! I would recommend Lisa with absolute confidence to anyone getting married. She ensured that my family was completely at ease, and that my parents didn't have to worry about the gifts being put in the car, or the decorations being packed. Most importantly, Lisa did not try to take over my day, or alter the vision for it that I had in mind. She was AMAZING! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Sheena of The Invisible Hostess was great! I had not a single care on the day of my wedding thanks to her. I knew she shared my vision of how I wanted my reception to go and trusted her completely to pull it off and make last minute decisions. She did everything from helping to set up, coordinating timing of toasts/cake cutting, to helping clean up. She was very professional and sweet, and was a joy to work with! Would recommend her with no hesitation.
Sheena of The Invisible Hostess was great! I had not a single care on the day of my wedding thanks to her. I knew she Read more...
Sheena of The Invisible Hostess was great! I had not a single care on the day of my wedding thanks to her. I knew she shared my vision of how I wanted my reception to go and trusted her completely to pull it off and make last minute decisions. She did everything from helping to set up, coordinating timing of toasts/cake cutting, to helping clean up. She was very professional and sweet, and was a joy to work with! Would recommend her with no hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Hsunij
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Afton was beyond amazing!!! not only was it apprent to my now husband and I but to everyone involved. All my bm and gm were raving about she was the best investment possible in the entire wedding!!! She was amazing and did everything perfectly! She remembered everything we told her about some parents not getting along and what to expect out of our wedding party and even help sew up one of my bridesmaids minutes before the wedding (and made sure I was eating and drinking) everythign was completely on time, and she just went above and beyond and I can't even describe in words how grateful we were to have her there and how amazing she was!
Afton was beyond amazing!!! not only was it apprent to my now husband and I but to everyone involved. All my bm and gm Read more...
Afton was beyond amazing!!! not only was it apprent to my now husband and I but to everyone involved. All my bm and gm were raving about she was the best investment possible in the entire wedding!!! She was amazing and did everything perfectly! She remembered everything we told her about some parents not getting along and what to expect out of our wedding party and even help sew up one of my bridesmaids minutes before the wedding (and made sure I was eating and drinking) everythign was completely on time, and she just went above and beyond and I can't even describe in words how grateful we were to have her there and how amazing she was! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Dawn
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Invisible Hostess did a lovely job for our wedding reception in July 2011. It was an especially stressful time due to a cross-border move and a family health crisis at the same time as the wedding, and when I asked for some last-minute changes and help, the lead hostess, Andrea, came through in spades. She was terrific - responsive, calm, resourceful, great with guests, and the reception went off just as I wanted. Thank you, Andrea, for taking over the lead and relieving my stress!
Invisible Hostess did a lovely job for our wedding reception in July 2011. It was an especially stressful time due to a Read more...
Invisible Hostess did a lovely job for our wedding reception in July 2011. It was an especially stressful time due to a cross-border move and a family health crisis at the same time as the wedding, and when I asked for some last-minute changes and help, the lead hostess, Andrea, came through in spades. She was terrific - responsive, calm, resourceful, great with guests, and the reception went off just as I wanted. Thank you, Andrea, for taking over the lead and relieving my stress! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Afton and her team made our wedding reception a huge success! They worked tirelessly on our wedding day to keep everything running smoothly. We had a large reception with over 400 people present and we never saw a full trash can or even saw someone carrying out a trash bag! They were truly invisible hostesses who made a huge impact on our wedding day. They allowed my new husband and me (and our families) to really enjoy the reception without having to worry about a thing! We cannot thank them enough for all of their help. Each and every one of them always had a smile on their face and graciously helped with any task that needed to be done.

The bartenders were also very professional and offered quick service at our open bar. They also were fantastic at not opening too make items at a time. The next day we only had a handful of unfinished opened bottles!

We would highly recommend Invisible Hostess for any party needs and look forward to working with them again!
Afton and her team made our wedding reception a huge success! They worked tirelessly on our wedding day to keep everything Read more...
Afton and her team made our wedding reception a huge success! They worked tirelessly on our wedding day to keep everything running smoothly. We had a large reception with over 400 people present and we never saw a full trash can or even saw someone carrying out a trash bag! They were truly invisible hostesses who made a huge impact on our wedding day. They allowed my new husband and me (and our families) to really enjoy the reception without having to worry about a thing! We cannot thank them enough for all of their help. Each and every one of them always had a smile on their face and graciously helped with any task that needed to be done.

The bartenders were also very professional and offered quick service at our open bar. They also were fantastic at not opening too make items at a time. The next day we only had a handful of unfinished opened bottles!

We would highly recommend Invisible Hostess for any party needs and look forward to working with them again! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
Deandra and Caitlin were great during the event - everyone loved 'em and they were really on top of everything.

However, they showed up completely unprepared (unaware of every detail, big and small) considering the extraordinary amount of detailed instructions I provided well in advance - I'm not sure where that communication broke down on their end, or why I was asked to provide all that info if it wasn't put to use.

I called to check in a couple months before our reception and they had no record of my deposit and contract (which was sent and deposited months before that). We got it straightened out, but they weren't very apologetic. When I asked if I could just get out of my contract, they said no (after the event, they said that if I was more forceful about it, they would have been more flexible...)

Later down the line, when the rest of my payment was due, no one told me the company's address had changed.

I had to be proactive about checking in about details, and I wasn't assigned hostesses until one week before our reception (when I had much bigger fish to fry, as I'm sure is the case with every bride) instead of two weeks as promised. It seemed like no one reached out to me unless it was related to payment.
Deandra and Caitlin were great during the event - everyone loved 'em and they were really on top of everything.
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Deandra and Caitlin were great during the event - everyone loved 'em and they were really on top of everything.

However, they showed up completely unprepared (unaware of every detail, big and small) considering the extraordinary amount of detailed instructions I provided well in advance - I'm not sure where that communication broke down on their end, or why I was asked to provide all that info if it wasn't put to use.

I called to check in a couple months before our reception and they had no record of my deposit and contract (which was sent and deposited months before that). We got it straightened out, but they weren't very apologetic. When I asked if I could just get out of my contract, they said no (after the event, they said that if I was more forceful about it, they would have been more flexible...)

Later down the line, when the rest of my payment was due, no one told me the company's address had changed.

I had to be proactive about checking in about details, and I wasn't assigned hostesses until one week before our reception (when I had much bigger fish to fry, as I'm sure is the case with every bride) instead of two weeks as promised. It seemed like no one reached out to me unless it was related to payment. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
The Invisible Hostess responded with the following comments:

Deandra and Caitlin have been client favorites all summer and we're happy the client acknowledged their good and friendly service during the event. Naturally, we'd like to respond to some of the more negative reviews to shed light on both sides of the story and share what our company policies are:

The client provided a great amount of event detail for her reception, it was fantastic. Deandra and Caitlin read through all of the documents the night before and the day of. They were also introduced to a wedding coordinator via email, so the ladies knew they could look to the coordinator for refreshers of information as our role is to assist in set up, bussing and tear down - not coordination. We are sorry that their level of knowledge didn't meet our client's expectation. We do try our best to understand as much as we can via email and documents prior to your event.

Regarding getting out of a contract, we would NEVER force or require anyone to work with us after signing a contract. We absolutely allow cancellations and have a very clear cancellation policy on our contract. Yes, there was some mix up with the original contract and deposit tracking as we switched our accounting system since she had first booked, as well as the Event Manager role, but it was quickly remedied. When asked about cancelling as this scenario concerned our client, Natasha told her that would be fine, but assured her we have her on the books (that was the first concern) and if she still wanted to cancel, we would follow our cancellation policy.

Regarding our address change, yes, we moved! We've also instated mail forwarding and it has been working well with only a handful of exceptions. Unfortunately, this payment was one of the exceptions.

Because client's are working so closely with Natasha during the booking process, it is common practice, especially during our busy season, to meet your Hostess team the week of your event. At that time we confirm details and make sure your event information form is filled out. We followed our normal practice and are sorry we didn't set the proper expectation for our client as she clearly expected more pre-event contact.

We always appreciate feedback, praise and constructive. In fact, we send out client surveys every Monday so we can learn from the weekend's events, hear what went well, and what we can improve on. We're never happy with an unsatisfied client and fortunately this is a rare experience for us. We'll absolutely take the client's comments to heart and take what we can from them to continue to improve our services.

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