Aug 22, 2009
Beth Helmstetter Events
I am the mother of the bride since the bride is still "honeymooning." My daughter contacted Beth approximately one year prior to her wedding day. After meeting with other coordinators, my daughter selected Beth because we both felt completely at ease with her and were confident in her expertise, knowledge, and experience. What struck me immediately about Beth was her willingness to listen to what my daughter and her fiancee visualized for their wedding day. She took scrupulous notes and continually asked questions in order to gain complete clarity. Beth also had the ability to listen to my ideas which were often different from my daughter's and somehow was able to meld them. This could not have been an easy task. Beth had a wealth of information regarding all vendors. She was there with us to discuss and view vendor portfolios and products and always encouraged us to choose the ones that best met our needs. We always felt that Beth had our best interests at the forefront. Since the wedding was in Santa Monica,CA and our daughter lived in Scottsdale, AZ we thought it would be difficult to manuever appointments, but Beth managed it all. Finally, when all vendors were contracted again Beth kept us up to date regarding all billing. When the wedding date finally approached, Beth assured my daughter, her fiancee, my husband and I that she and her assistants would see to it that everything would run smoothly. We, along with each vendor were given detailed timelines/itineraries. Beth exemplified confidence, professionalism, and calmness all needed when nerves are a bit rattled. The entire day from greeting and giving directions to several vendors, scheduling makeup/hair appointments for our daughter and her bridesmaids (there were 12) to the limo rides to the church(in peak traffic) and back to the reception, to photos, to cocktail hour, to dinner and dancing. Many people say their weddings went by so quickly and that they were so busy that they didn't quite enjoy the day as much as they would have liked to. This did not happen in our case. Yes, there was plently of excitement and activity. But, our family and friends as well as the bride and groom each had a memorable and fantastic day that was filled with love and jubilation. And, thanks to Beth Helmstetter we did not have to fret about anything but were free to enjoy a once in a lifetime day for our only daughter and husband...
Services used: Wedding Planning