Carin Lomax of Events Extraordinaire was wonderful! She was our "Day of" Event Coordinator for our wedding and our day went better than I could have ever imagined! I know it was in large part due to her.
Although she was a "Day of" coordinator don't let the "Day of" title fool you. Carin met with me twice (once with the vendor and once on our own) and she was available via email and phone. I must admit I was more on the clueless side for a bride in regards to many things, and Carin didn't freak me out and cause me stress with the unknown. She was great with detailing things that I needed to consider and/or remember. And she did so without being heavy handed, but with just the right amount of force to get my attention without causing stress. She's blunt and straight forward, which I appreciate.
Carin was also very helpful with our venue vendor. If it wasn't for her I would have missed out on a few thousand dollars in services from the vendor. For those unfamiliar with the Banquet Event Order, Carin is a Godsend!
After our wedding I loved hearing my friends (who are organizers) rave about Carin. But my favourite story was from my younger brother who told me of a moment when Carin sternly got his attention (after a couple of previous attempts) and got him moving for pictures or whatever it was he was supposed to be doing. I loved it!
Carin knows how to work with a-little-too-laid-back of a bride. She's great with not adding stress during a stressful planning time. Most of all, Carin really knows how to work with the bridal party as well as the friends and family on the rehearsal day and wedding day. Not to mention the vendors.
I have no clue if anything went wrong on our wedding day - and that speaks volumes!
A. Kim Du'sauzay-Smith
We planned our wedding at a Football Stadium which is kinda unique and different. We chose
To go use an expert to help us with all the planning and cordination of all the vendors, which was all done with-in 6 months. We would have forgotten about so many little details if it wasn't for Carin Lomax the "Wedding Planner". We had the best day of our lives and we owe it all to you and your team.
Thank you for everything you did- Melissa Wolf
We had a great experience with Carin. She was very responsive, and proactive. Our photographer backed out 10 days before the wedding and she was not only able to find us a new one but an amazing one. We are so happy we had her help. I can't wait to have another event to have her help us plan it.
Carin was an absolute lifesaver. Since I had to plan our wedding on my own, I relied heavily on Carin's advice and recommendations. Carin gave me vendor recommendations, answered my numerous questions, and most importantly, served as an advocate for my husband and I when we faced challenges with our venue. Carin kept everything organized and was the point of contact for all of my vendors on our wedding day (which left me with ZERO stress). I strongly believe that Carin's services are worth every penny. She was recommended to me by friends and I don't think I could have survived without her.
As the mother of an out of town bride, it became very clear that I needed someone to help me with all of the details and stresses that come with planning a wedding. Very lucky for me that Events Extraordinaire was recommended to me by a friend! I was absolutely astounded with the number of wonderful ideas, tips and services Carin and Kate provided for us. Even though we had given many parties, and my daughter and I had many ideas of what the wedding should be , Carin and Kate nicely added many touches that we would not have thought about. From the fans for a hot August day to the arrangements of the tables to the meetings to discuss details, the professional and personal wisdom of Events Extraordinare was invaluable. The countless things they did for us the day of the wedding were staggering - from checking and double checking the vendors to being sure everything was exactly as we wanted it to be, to packing up our car - undoubtedly the most wisely spent money of the day! Could we have given a nice wedding without them? I guess. But would we have enjoyed our day the way we did and would everything have been exactly as we wanted it to be? Doubtful... my best recommendation for Events Extraordinaire was what I told them at the wedding when our guests were departing and things were being packed away. They asked me - "was everything ok?" And I responded "perfect - absolutely perfect in every way". Thanks EE!
I engaged Carin with less than a month to go before my wedding to be my wedding day coordinator. During our first meeting, I could tell Carin would be easy to work with and provide tremendous value. I was definitely stressed about the coordinator at my reception site and she immediately took over that interaction so I could focus on other things. She also found a wonderful transportation solution and just did an amazing job day of. I think it was useful that I had an initial schedule for the rehearsal and wedding day and she really helped me think through the details of those events and come up with some special twists to those details. I would absolutely recommend Carin!
Carin Lomax is absolutely phenomenal. Hiring her was the single best choice we made in the wedding planning process in terms of reducing family stress associated with planning the wedding. She is knowledgeable, helpful, responsive, a really nice person and truly outstanding at what she does. Our wedding got raves from family and friends and my family was relaxed and enjoyed the day.
Carin was amazing. Her expertise led us over the months of preparation and through the biggest, day of our daughters life. because the wedding was over 150 miles from our home and 400 miles from where our daughter was living, we quickly realized we could trust Carin to ask the right questions, make the best suggestions and remind us of the things we needed to stay on top of.
I actually was able to relax and thoroughly enjoy the wedding, and watch my beautiful daughter marry the man of her dreams. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY, and if there were glitches, I didn't even know, Carin simply handled them.
Carin was so wonderful and made my special day go off without a hitch!!!
Carin was superb to work with-- leading up to the wedding, she was responsive, professional and had great ideas! The rehearsal dinner and wedding day went off brilliantly because of Carin's skills-- it was smooth, fun and stress-free because Carin was there to handle everything and anything that could have come up (a tear in my dress, a last minute song/dance request and always at the ready to help me touch up my lipgloss)! She's the absolute best!
I was hesitant to use a wedding planner in the beginning. Carin Lomax of Events Extraordinaire was referred to me by someone who had used her for their wedding. We were told that it was the best money they spent on their wedding. They were absolutely correct. From every aspect it was a most enjoyable experience. Carin took care of every detail. SHe was so good to work with with. THere was not one thing left undone. Our guests told us that it was the best wedding they had attended. It made the difference in my being a guest at my daughter's wedding as I did not have to do anything but enjoy the evening.
She attended every meeting with every vendor. There was never a time when I could not reach her for even the smallest detail. She gave us the choices of several vendors for the different areas and we made the final decisions. She took care of the invitations, the programs, the rehersal dinner. If we needed more envelopes, they were in the mail. THere was NOTHING left unattended. Trust me, I can be a pest about things. Carin never made me feel that I was imposing in any way. I would apologize for calling too often and she would put that thought right out in the first 30 seconds of our conversation.
I will refer everyone I know to Carin and will use her myself every opportunity I have.
Carin was our wedding planner, she was amazing! As a bride I was able to enjoy my wedding without worries. She is very organized and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.
It was a pleasure to work with Events Extraordinaire. Carin Lomax (the planner) was very professional & helpful throughout the process. Her assistance on the evening of the rehearsal & on the day of the wedding was truly "Extraordinary". My husband & I (the hosts) were able to completely enjoy ourselves & leave everything to Carin. As a result everything ran smoothly. We definitely would recommend Events Etraordinaire!
Carin was a tremendous help in planning my wedding and helping me find a larger venue for the ceremony and reception when my plans changed. She was great about keeping me on schedule and assisting with my wedding day so it ran smoothly.
Karyn did a good job keeping things running on the day of the wedding, however:
1. If I asked for a recommendation on a vendor, it would takes weeks to get two or three names
2. She recommended the limoe driver (who was bad)
3. I had to work around her schedule/kids (I thought I was hiring someone so I wouldn't have to take time off work to do this!)
As a fellow event professional I can honestly say that Carin is the only person I would have chosen for my wedding. She is absolutely amazing. She is calm, professional, knows how to deal with difficult families and so much more. I have referred her to many friends and I would continue to do so.
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