A Most Creative Affair
The end product was great; i loved my invitations. But honestly, they were remarkably unresponsive. She would tell me that I would have proofs one day and then I would get them several days later. My florist actually called on my behalf, and then it got a little better, but she told me she would send me information on addressing and then didn't, which was typical. I was originally thinking about asking them to do some day of coordination, but then did not due to the lack of responsiveness.
Like I said, once I picked a theme, the invitations she made were spot on, and fabulous. Given the ratings the feedback they had from others, I can only wonder if there was something else going on. I was by no means a bridezilla, so it wasn't like I was difficult to work with... it was just a frustrating process despite how beautiful the end product was.
I had already picked my venue prior to hiring a coordinator. I hired AMCA to help me stick to my budget and help find a band (I had very specific requirements). I enjoyed working with AMCA but in the end, I don’t think they were the right planners for me. They work with high-end vendors and while I have no regrets about any of the vendors I hired, I feel that I could’ve gotten more for my money in some instances. I worked with Elyssa, who was very sweet and kind, but I also felt like she was a little pushy at times. All in all, I was thrilled with the vendors I hired through them (photog and band) and recommend them to brides whose budget allows their kind of vendors.
AMCA also has an invitation studio with some of the most beautiful invitations I’ve ever seen. We used them for our STDs. I wanted something fun and easy for our save-the-dates. I chose a 3x5 card that included a sticker for people’s calendars. We pasted the card to a larger pale blue card for stability when mailing. I was happy with the end result… it was simple, easy and introduced our brown/blue color scheme.