Jun 11, 2011

All The Above Events
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our wedding was this past Saturday on 6/11. James provided us with the ceremony music, projector for our slide show, uplights, and DJ/MC for our reception. He did a great job overall despite very minor technical difficulties with the slideshow. We loved the lighting. James is incredibly helpful, and sent us song ideas for each part of the wedding e.g. processional, grand entrance, etc. We met with him twice...the initial consultation, and then to provide him with our music list & slideshow. Both times, he was accommodating and met us half-way. He's also very responsive via email. We recommended our friends to him, and he's giving us a $80 referral fee. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ/MC.
Services used: DJ

Kristeen LaBrot Events
( 4.6 / 5.0 )
We hired Kristeen as our day of coordinator. At the time we booked her, she was just starting out, and was very affordable compared to other coordinators. We met with her 4 times, and she was flexible with meeting us at the location of our choice. We communicated mainly by email, and she provided quick turn-around time. We did all of our own vendor reviews, but She freely offered vendor recommendations if needed. For the most part, she did a good job with set-up. However, there were two glaring mistakes: (1) she forgot to include the correct number of chairs at my mom's table, so during the beginning of the reception, my mom was standing without a seat; and (2) she had forgotten we changed the numbering of one of our families' tables, so they ended up sitting in the wrong area. Also, during the reception, neither she nor her assistant were readily accessible or visible. Overall though, we were satisfied with the job she did as the wedding turned out well despite these mishaps.
Services used: Wedding Planning
Kristeen LaBrot Events
Hi Jennifer.

Thanks so much for your review! I take everyone's feedback to heart as one cannot grow without input.

I wanted to respond to the mishaps for you and anyone else who reads this review.

The chair was an oversight on our end and I apologize that it happened. We recified the situation as soon as it was brought to our attention.

The table mixup was an unfortunate miscommunication on the hotel's end where the banquet staff wasn't alerted of the change on the floorplan. When my assistant and I set up the reception, the tables were in the correct order. One of the hotel's staff changed the tables back because they were not alerted of the change. The hotel’s on-site coordinator has since confirmed that she will make sure that any table # changes are noted on the final floorplan that is distributed to the staff, and I have added in an additional check and signoff of the final floorplan as part of my event coordination process to keep this sort of error from happening in any of my future events.

As far as not being visible during the reception, I am a bit confused, as I was in the ballroom for the duration of the reception except for my 15 minute vendor meal break. When the groom called my cell phone during that time, I immediately returned to the ballroom and resolved the issue with the photobooth. The rest of the evening, my assistant was packing items to be brought up to the bridal suite while I coordinated timing with the banquet captain and DJ.

Once again, I appreciate your feedback as it helps me to continually improve my service, which is always my goal. I hope you and your new husband have a wonderful honeymoon this fall! I can't wait to see the photographs from the wedding!

Best wishes,
Kristeen LaBrot
Kristeen LaBrot Events