I was very pleased with Vanessa and Felicia! They did a wonderful job with my July 2011 wedding reception. They were professional, prompt, and put all my wedding stress at ease! I appreciated them contacting me in a timely manner and was very pleased with the results of their hard work! They even saved the day when our photographer temporarily lost his $1000 lens by finding it at the restaurant and promptly giving it to a friend of the family when my husband and I had already left the reception for the night! I highly recommend Elegant Beginnings!
Elegant Beginnings is a top notch wedding planning company that I would recommend to any and everyone! They did more than what was asked of them to make my day exactly what I envisioned!! They managed to keep everything within budget and were flexible when necessary. Every single person in the company was a pleasure to work with. They even helped plan my rehearsal dinner, which wasn't in the contract! Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the event was and I can honestly say, I couldn't have done it without Vanessa and her crew.
Elegant Beginnings was just a pleasure to work with. I loved everything about them and will recommend them to anyone. The staff was very knowledgeable and organized. They are able to help with all aspects of wedding planning. Their talented team was even able to help me with my programs. Ms. Vanessa was able to recommend several wonderful vendors to me. They were in constant contact with me to make sure everything went perfectly. The ideas her staff came up with really added that special touch to my wedding. The fine details are what can really take a wedding to the next level and they were able to do that. They were in constant contact with my vendors which was a big stress reliever for me. Weddings are very stressful. I am so happy that I had Ms. Vanessa and her team to make my wedding run smoothly and help to take the stress off me. My wedding day went so well. Their organized staff made sure that everything stayed on schedule. All I had to worry about was being a beautiful bride. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
There is so much that I can say about Elegant Beginnings. They truely made my dream wedding become a reality. The staff was very professional. They really cared about my needs. Ms. Vanessa and her staff worked very hard and diligently to make my wedding a success. I didn't have very much time to plan and prepare for my wedding, but with Elegant Beginnings, I didn't have to worry about anything. They came right in, put there plans into action, so that I didn't have to work too hard. Their services are very affordable. With Ms. Vanessa and her staff around, all I had to do was be a beautiful bride. :-) Elegant Beginnings services are so exceptional, that they came all the way to Newport News Va, to plan my wedding. Ms. Vanessa and her staff made my family and friends feel very comfortable and at ease. My famliy and friends who attended my wedding say that my wedding was one of the best weddings that they have ever been to. Everytime I think about my wedding, I can't stop smiling. I know that this joy that I feel inside is all because of the wonderful services of Elegant Beginnings. I know that some people say that there is no such thing as a perfect wedding, but with the help of Elegant Beginnings, mine was perfect and memorable. I would recommend their services to anyone.
Elegant Beginnings provided the planning for my wedding. The staff are professional and thorough. Vanessa took me through a series of questions (many of which I had not thought about myself), in order to develop a itinerary for herself, the D.J., Caterer, Florist and Baker. She stayed in touch with me week-by-week before the event, and made sure that I understood how to work within my budget (which she helped me develop). She recommended great vendors, all of whom did an excellent job. She ensured that everything went smoothly the day of the event, and everything was so well planned that I was not worried or stressed on my wedding day! The day of the event, her staff was there for both the ceremony and the reception. They were well-prepared for everything, including unexpected suprises. They even had a kit, including pins and sewing materials (among other things) that was handy when I had a problem with my dress. They made sure that everyone knew where they were supposed to be, and when. They also made sure that my wedding and reception reflected my desires, and both events were absolutely more than I could have ever expected. Elegant is the perfect word to describe it. I would recommend Elegant Beginnings to any bride (or member of the wedding party). They are trustworthy, reliable, experienced and friendly. I will never forget my special day, and I know that I owe a debt of gratitude to Elegant Beginnings.
As the Mother of the Bride, having Vanessa to coordinate and organize our cerremony and reception was the best present I could have ever given myself. She was wonderful -- extremely professional, very flexible and accommodating, and lots of fun to work with. I was able to sit back and actually enjoy the entire day knowing that all the details were being taken care of!! Would highly recommend her services!!
Elegant Beginnings is just like their name. Professional and beautiful. They are a complete company and will make your event a lovely one.
They are the best planners - organized, friendly, always go the extra mile for their clients.
We offer the clients of our preferred planners a 10% designer’s discount off our services - photography $750, videography $500, dance bands $1500 +
Hire them, you won’t regret it.
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There are numerous details to manage when planning a wedding. When you hire a professional, you hire an expert, who: Can guide you through the many facets of etiquette with practical interpretations to suit today’s bride and groom
Can save you time, legwork and money because of their knowledge, business relationships with many vendors and access to various resources
Can help you stay within your budget
Can orchestrate every detail of your ceremony, reception and any other wedding related events
Are prepared for anything and will use every resource to resolve any problem or emergency that may arise
Will be an invaluable resource for you and your family by saving you the concern about any aspect of your wedding.
Having an professional wedding planner allows you and your family to enjoy your wedding day without having to manage the final schedule and details.
If I work with a wedding planner, will I be involved in making decisions about my wedding?
Our aim is to design and plan your wedding to reflect your personality, taste, style and budget. We involve you in the decision process because our first loyalty is to you to carry out your unique vision and your wishes for your special day.
How many planners are on your staff?
Elegant Beginnings has a team of 7 professional planners.
Where have your events taken place?
Our events have taken place at the Willard Hotel, National Press Club, New Zealand Embassy, Fort Myer’s Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer Officers’ Club, Fort McNair Officers’ Club, Army Navy Country Club, Sheraton National Hotel, Newton White Mansion, Montpelier Mansion, National Cathedral School, Collingwood Museum on Americanism, the Gardens at the Hollin Hall Historic House, the Omni Hotel Newport News and the Engineers' Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion (Baltimore, MD).
1. What is your vision for your wedding? What do you want your guests to remember about your wedding?
2. Prepare a budget and stay within your set budget. Prioritize what's important to you. Priorities allow you to be flexible in making decisions on vendors and purchases. Find creative ways to stretch your budget without breaking it.
3. Make your wedding personal. Your wedding should make your guests think about what is so very special about you, the bride and groom. There are so many ways to personalize your wedding--your choice of wedding gown, venue, event design and many other details.
4. Although it is your wedding day, be sure to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable.
5. Hire an experienced, professional wedding planner for full service planning, partial planning or, at least, wedding day coordination. A professional wedding planner helps you avoid regret about missing this special time with your family, friends and as a newly married couple because vendors, family and friends are approaching you on your wedding day with event management questions. You should be able to enjoy your wedding day without having to stress about details. Wedding planners free you, your family and friends to enjoy your wedding day!