Beautiful Day: Wedding Planning Made Simple
Cassandra was by FAR one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding!
I always dreamed of having a wedding planner, but thought the cost would be outrageous. Cassandra will cater a custom planning “package” for you, so you get everything you need within a reasonable budget.
Cassandra stood out as the one planner who was incredibly easy to talk to, understood my needs, and had an amazing resume to back up her work. My husband and I were planning our wedding from across the country, and we actually never met face-to-face until 8 months after we hired her. Once we met, I couldn’t have been more impressed and comforted in the fact that I had this amazing wedding planner handling all the details.
Cassandra is incredibly organized, has AMAZING vendor referrals, has great checklists to keep you on track, can work with anyone, and is always calm, cool, and collected no matter what the circumstance. Every vendor I spoke with had incredible praise for her work, and I was continually told how fortunate I was to have such a reputable and amazing wedding coordinator.
As for the wedding day, Cassandra created an impressively detailed timeline ranging from vendor load-in times to what time the cake would be cut. She handled any and every hiccup with grace, and I never knew of anything that might have “gone wrong” the day of. Knowing I had such a trustworthy individual overseeing all the details was invaluable. The bridal party could actually relax!
Our guests and bridal party members still gush about how well orchestrated our wedding day was, and how every detail was perfect. So, if you want to actually enjoy your wedding planning process and relax on your wedding day, do yourself a huge favor and work with Cassandra! You won’t regret it!
If you want "effortless perfection" on the day of your wedding, then look no further than Cassandra and her team. The perks:
Peace of Mind--With a budget stretched to it's max, Cassandra helped to put together a package that allowed for just the right amount of involvement from her team without breaking the bank. I felt supported throughout the difficult planning process. Furthermore, I (and my family) felt that we had a safety net on the day of my wedding.
Knowledgeable--Cassandra's experience in the industry means that she has done the vetting for you. Her list of vendors spans all price ranges, and moreover they were talented and trustworthy. Cassandra also knows her way around weddings and will guide you, to whatever extent you want, through the process. She really helps you optimize your resources to create a memorable event.
Creative--Cassandra is open to hearing about your vision (however developed or undeveloped it may be) and can help you map out large and small details. She offers great suggestions and knows of a lot of excellent resources for ideas.
Experienced--Whether it was asking for help with the reception layout or bouncing off ideas for favors or making sure all family members were present for photos, Cassandra and her team have the experience and know-how to do weddings right.
Professional--on the day of the wedding, everything flowed seamlessly. My family agreed that hiring Cassandra was not only a great idea, it was a necessity--everyone felt like things were under control with her superb management skills. I literally had guests remark about the courteous and intelligent way she managed our event.
Cassandra is organized, calm, and gracious throughout the entire process. She guides you, all the while not forgetting that the day is about you, your spouse and your family. That is exactly the kind of person I wanted on my team for the most special and most intimate event I had ever planned.
i had a very short engagement and only about 9 weeks from the day we hired "It's your beautiful day" to the day we were married! there was no question that we needed a planner to help us out. i cannot imagine how much more difficult and stressful it would have been without Cassandra. It was still stressful! Don't get me wrong that's a pretty short time to pull off what we wanted to do!
I wish i had known to totally trust Cassandra from the start. If i had, then i would have known at the outset that absolutely everything would be spectacular and i wouldn't have worried. Also i would have not used a single vendor that she had not personally vetted. the catering, the flowers, the dj, the venue, and the rental company we used were all perfectly in keeping with our taste. it was kind of like Cassandra had our taste but better.
i had one debacle and it was my dress. That was the one vendor that i did not get through Cassandra, and to say i regret that is an understatement. Thankfully she helped me to fix the situation, and boy can she stay cool in times of crisis.
Also this is important to know, Cassandra and her assistant Erica spend more and more time on you as your date approaches until the week before your wedding when they were literally available at all hours of the day and night. and on the day of- there was nothing they would not do (including going out to buy Lactaid pills for my now-husband) to ensure that everything for us was easy and fun and a party. We were like guests of honor rather than hosts of the perfect party that we created and then just got to attend, right up until the very end.
It was magical and beautiful and it would have been so different with out them!
I originally was trying to plan my wedding on my own but quickly realized I needed help. I started working with Cassandra with only four months to go before the big day. I really can't say enough wonderful things about her. Prior to working with her I found the planning to be a bit stressful and overwhelming but she came in and turned it into a relaxed and fun process. My wedding day was everything I had ever dreamed of and so much more. She kept me, my husband and everyone involved so calm and happy throughout. Everything was simply perfect down to the most minute details. She was a joy to work with. Professional and lovely are the two words that most epitomize her. Highly recommended!
she had me at "Martha Stewart"
From our very first meeting when she said she worked for Martha, I knew she was the one!
Cassandra has impeccable taste, fresh ideas, beautiful vision, and meticulous follow-through.
Planning a wedding is a harrowing experience - but Cassandra made things happen! Always calm and collected, she is perfectly poised for anything that gets thrown at her and she handles everything like a champion!
I was so thankful to have Cassandra help us out. She was always available when we needed her and she was always ALWAYS prepared. And then, our wedding was the most beautiful, most perfect day ever. So many things could have gone wrong. But not one detail was overlooked - not one misstep was taken. The entire day was just perfect. An example of one her ideas that turned out to be invaluable: blankets for our guests. Evenings in Malibu can get chilly, even with heaters. But thanks to Cassandra, we were prepared with beautifully rolled white fleece blankets for our guests! And the cost of each blanket? $3 each from ikea. Brilliant. And our guests were extremely happy we went the extra mile!
I highly recommend Cassandra's expertise - and not only is she a consummate professional, she is a lovely, gracious person.
I cannot say enough good things about her. She's terrific.
Once I decided that I needed to hire a planner, I scoured the internet and drummed up dozens of referrals to find a perfect fit. The whole process was overwhelming, but my efforts were not made in vain: in this way, I found Cassandra. She is personable, responsive, professional, brilliant, resourceful, and eerily alchemist-like in the way that she could turn water into gold if you wanted her to. I back her whole-heartedly and congratulate anyone who is smart enough to hire her.
Frankly, every couple should be able to not only materialize their wedding vision, but actually spend the time to enjoy it -- Cassandra will ensure that precisely that happens.
Let me start with this: Hiring Cassandra was the best thing we did for our wedding. It was the best money we spent for the entire day. She is, without a doubt, a miracle worker.
My wife and I had planned on trying to go without a coordinator, but as the big day approached, we decided to consider a coordinator. After a number of meetings with Cassandra, we hired her for the week of the wedding. This was about 6 weeks before the wedding.
For the weeks leading up to the wedding, despite not being officially on the clock, Cassandra was always available via phone or email for advice, commentary or a reference. She was a great sounding board for my wife and I as we were down to the nitty gritty.
The week of the wedding, she took over everything and it took a lot of weight off of our shoulders. We could focus on friends, family, and specific little details that we wanted to work on.
But the biggest hurdle for us was a last second dress emergency. Our dressmaker (who was a friend) had been hiding the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses to "surprise" everyone. Well, the surprise was that she had nothing done - everything was in shambles - just 20 hours before the wedding.
Cassandra had never worked this dressmaker before, and hearing the stories, I guess she sensed a potential emergency days before this came up, and had dress makers on call for the week. Luckily, as we found out that we had no dresses, just 20 hours before our wedding, Cassandra got on the horn and got two dressmakers to team up and try to put together a last second dress. (It is a stress I wish on no one out there.)
Cassandra took control of the dress issue, getting her dressmakers on it, hoping for the best. She coordinated with our bridesmaids to come up with a plan B (that worked perfectly, may I add) and make sure the day wouldn't be ruined by this event.
Amazingly, the day of the wedding, there was a dress that arrived just moments before the ceremony - and it was exactly what my wife had envisioned. It was perfect. To be honest, it was amazing work and Cassandra kept it cool under stress.
Not only did she have to clear that hurdle (and cleared it by a wide margin), but she also made sure our day was absolutely perfect. Despite facing a major dress drama that no one had ever faced, she was still able to make sure that the rest of the day went perfectly. The ability to juggle like that was amazing.
Vendors came and went without us realizing that they were around - things showed up as planned and were paid for as planned without my wife and I having to miss a beat of our amazing day. Everything was timed perfectly and every detail was exactly as we imagined it. We remain eternally grateful for her calm amidst our storm.
If you are considering wedding coordinators, we HIGHLY recommend you hire Cassandra. She'll make sure your day is perfect.
Cassandra was our wedding planner for our wedding on October 4, 2008. I had a specific vision of how I wanted our big day to be and Cassandra took that vision and turned into an amazing reality. She was so helpful with finding reliable vendors and getting all the vendors coordinated on the big day. She went above and beyond the call of duty. For example, the cake I ordered was delivered un-assembled. Cassandra has experience with wedding cakes so she handled putting the cake together and making it look beautiful (above and beyond!). The best part of having her as a wedding planner was that I never once worried about one detail of anything on the big day. She took care of everything and did a seemless job. Thank you Cassandra!
I got married in August, and Cassandra played a big part in making it a spectacular day. She offered many fresh ideas, from big picture to the smallest detail. Cassandra is connected to all the top vendors around town, and they spoke very highly of her. Quite frankly, our guests had a fantastic time. We could not have had the awesome day we had without Cassandra's expertise.
Year first hired: 2009
Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
Cassandra and I have worked on a wedding in New York several years ago that has frankly shaped my career! If I can trace my own success back to any one particular wedding it is that one.
Cassandra did an admirable job of coordinating the wedding and making sure it looked absolutely gorgeous. She's extremely talented, elegant and above all very creative.
I would welcome any opportunity to work again with Cassandra. You're the best!
Cassandra is one of the most detail oriented, professional people I have worked with. Her product and services are impeccable and always handled with the greatest of care. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering using her services.
I have hired Cassandra for two events (My wedding and a big 40th birthday party). If you are evaluating other planners don't bother. Cassandra will always exceed your expectations. Her attention to detail is astonishing. She is sweet, calm and always the professional. People still rave about our wedding and the 40th birthday party she planned.
Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Cassandra's grace and serenity on the outside are a wonderful counterpoint to her drive, determination and strength. She works very hard to deliver personalized service and value to her clients. In an era where most take the path of least resistance, Cassandra strives to do whatever it takes to create a magical wedding for her brides
Please accept this letter as my personal recommendation for Cassandra Santor. It can feel overwhelming when you realize all of the details needed to create a unique, stunning event with respect to your groom as well as your budget.
When interviewing other wedding planers, it quickly became apparent just how meticulous Cassandra was through her organization and professionalism. She provided the detailed expertise and creative wedding solutions that other planners failed to mention or incorporate.
Soon after hiring Cassandra, my family and I realized the importance of having her take care of the monumental tasks involved when trying to orchestrate a wedding. Upon hiring Cassandra, I was able to enjoy the rare moments often missed during wedding preparation because the bride is inundated with checklists. Cassandra evinced a tremendous amount of dedication as she contributed to the calm, joyous emotions of this precious milestone. Her sensitivity and positive outlook quickly became my primary source for difficult questions and proper wedding etiquette. She was my trusted ally when family strife could have easily cast a shadow on my special wedding details. Her talent to work well with difficult personalities and opinionated attitudes greatly increased my ability to focus on the wonderful details I originally envisioned.
It is also worth noting that Cassandra and I had a very comfortable working relationship and developed what I believe was an excellent rapport. I greatly admire her talent and sincerely enjoyed working with her. She is a true asset throughout your entire planning process, and I would not hesitate to work with Cassandra again. I consistently recommend her for event and wedding plan responsibilities - only to those who understand the value of time and appreciate classic luxury. Hiring a wedding planner is a task most brides will simple check off of their list of “Vendors.” Cassandra’s attention to detail was a priceless attribute, which contributed to the wonderful joy of harmony that few weddings convey in our hectic world.
Cassandra became a friend and, quite easily, a member of my family as she was deeply invested in the stunning outcome of months of hard work. The value of her expertise continued well after the wedding as she ensured every detailed was as neatly tied as the bow on the wedding gift. If you have any questions regarding my reference or any aspect of Cassandra’s talent, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone.
Cassandra is one of those people you HAVE to work with. She has impeccable taste, knows exactly how to throw the party YOU want, and will fast become a good friend in the process. You will be blessed to have her on your team, so if you are throwing a party and want it to be perfect, get Cassandra on board!
Cassandra is a highly talented and motivated wedding planner. Her work is stunning. I look forward to working with her in the future."
Cassandra Santor is an elegantly organized and thoroughly considerate consultant, gracefully guides her clients through their wedding process with confidence. During our professional association I have been impressed by the fact that she always seeks out innovative ways to satisfy her clientele and augment her exisiting service package.
Cassandra Santor and her team are excellent at making beautiful, seemless events happen. Cassandra has an amazing asthetic, is incredibly organized, and she is grace under fire (not the kind of coordinator that is frenzied and stresses you out). Every one of our brides whose wedding Cassandra had coordinated has be thrilled with their choice in Cassandra and I cant recommend her enough.
If anyone knows any photographers personally they would know that we are extremely detailed and particular in our visions. I myself am not married. If I choose to marry, Cassandra's door will the first I knock on. She is so professional, so talented, so does-not-miss-a-thing! She is the first I recommend to my clients and the first I recommend here.