Jul 25, 2009
In The Now Weddings and Events
My now husband and I never thought we would hire a wedding coordinator especially because we were so gung-ho about doing everything ourselves. We really wanted to mesh together both modern and whimsical elements, but at the same time we wanted our guests to really leave our wedding saying, "That wedding was SO them." We initially thought that with a wedding coordinator that personal feel would get lost in the mix. However, after trying to navigate our way through all the many vendors...we realized that we needed help. That's where Amanda and her team at In The Now came in. My mom, luckily, had attended a cousin's wedding where Amanda was the wedding coordinator..my mother who is usually on top of organizing all our family events ..was so impressed by how smoothly everything ran that she asked Amanda for her card. Fast forward 3 months and one frantic email later, Amanda and I met at a local Starbucks. She listened to me, like REALLY listened. She took notes, she made me feel more relaxed and I knew that we needed her and we would be in good hands. I'm sure there are a million things that Amanda did behind the scenes that I have yet to appreciate, but probably the icing on the wedding cake (corny, I know)..was when Amanda remembered that I had mentioned at our first meeting that my then fiance and I wanted an ice cream wedding cake but couldn't figure a suave, affordable and practical way to pull this off in the California summer heat. As the wedding drew closer, she came up with the solution when I had already given into the idea of just settling for a regular wedding cake. The solution was ice cream cupcakes! We loved them..our guests loved them..and it was just another touch that really kept in line with who we were as a couple, the little details that our guests who knew us best could appreciate..all because Amanda listened. She even stood up to our caterer..when he insisted on having lazy susans at the table!! The woman can definitely stand her ground and take charge when she needs to. I could really go on and on. To Amanda and the fabulous ladies of ITN, thank you for being great at what you do! We are so grateful for a stress free wedding day!
Services used: Wedding Planning
We love hctran photography! Hung is an awesome and amazingly talented photographer, but he is also an equally amazing and awesome friend. This is a killer combination. Our wedding party totally had fun working with Hung. No one felt self-conscious because he constantly kept us laughing. I would give him 6 star rating if I could!
Services used: Photography