The Wedding Factor
The Wedding Factor helped us plan our special day and accompanied me on visits to various venues. They listened and were able to transform the vision and vibe we wanted for our wedding! They helped us keep within our budget and you won't find planners like them who are patient in translating what vibe we wanted to create... I'd recommend them in a heartbeat :-)
The Wedding Factor helped plan our special day by advising us each step of the way and coming with us to visit our clients. They referred amazing vendors we used - who were the following: Tiffany Stout the most awesome make-up artist there is, Alexey Kats who worked on the bridal party's hair-dos, our videographer Dave Williams of Cinemacake who did a stellar job and Country Meadows Florist (Hilary Felton) who brought our vision to life with the most beautiful florals. I would recommend this vendor to others indeed. thanks Wedding Factor!
Well, where can we begin: their vendors florist we had to use was not what we had envisioned or discussed after multiple calls and visit with them; our champagne was never served at our reception which was put in the care with Kathy and Barb from my home the evening prior--a costly error and humiliating when guests after our wedding brought this to our attention. They lit our reception space up awful- seriously- bright spotlights that completely overwhelmed our lighting we payed for...I even had to finally walk up to all 3 planners while our reception had already started and ask the lighting be dimmed...as it was glaring! As if that's not bad enough.. They allowed 3 ring berets down the aisle without our permission-random family members, had the wrong unity candle setup, mixed up the bridal party arrangement for ceremony-Jewish so traditionally man is on left with his party; our cake table was handsomely placed in front of the fire extinguisher in our venue- so yes our cake pictures didn't come out that nicely with a fire extinguisher and hose connection right behind our cake. I would never recommend them unless you would like 3 wedding planners standing around your reception talking for the evening, a nice waste of money for the day you dream of.
Vendor response to review
We are deeply sorry you had such a bad experience with us.
Kathy was wonderful to work with, my wedding was everything that I dreamed of.
When they say original, inspired unforgettable weddings they are not lying!
I booked Kathy a full 17 months before my actual wedding and she was awesome every step of the way. She by far was one of the best choicest we made in terms of vendors for our wedding.
Looking back now I am so happy that during our initial meetings Kathy helped us to formulate a theme and vision for our wedding. I went into the wedding process with an ambiguous vague idea of what i wanted but Kathy really helped to flesh it out and formulate it into something concrete. This was so invaluable because it served as a foundation and guideline for all our other wedding decisions. Kathy brings to the table fresh ideas, a great wealth of knowledge, and exquisite taste. She accompanied me on a lot of my vendor meetings and without Kathy as a sounding board I don't know what I would have done. Kathy always offered up advice and suggestions and what I appreciated that I never felt pressured with any of it. I have come across some vendors that can be overbearing and pushy and Kathy was none of these, she was so pleasant and easy going. And I will let you know that a lot of the times we went with her suggestions and advice because looking back a lot of her suggestions really made our wedding just over the top SPECTACULAR!
I always confident that we were in good hands with Kathy. She is so organized and on top of everything. I was always amazed at all the small details she remembered from all our vendor meetings. She was also excellent the weeks leading up to the wedding in coordinating all the vendors and the last minute requests and details.
The day of the wedding my husband I was able to fully enjoy my wedding and not have a care or worry about anything. Kathy and her assistant handled everything beautifully. My wedding went off without any glitches. My husband and I was also amazed at how Kathy directed the set up of our decor. While we had a fantastic florist, Kathy did a spectacular job at executing our vision and making it more than we could have even imagined.
I am sad that my wedding is over because I LOVED working with Kathy. I can not recommend her highly enough. From her willingness to go above and beyond what needs to get done, to her exquisite taste, to her great level of organization, and from her knowledge and expertise you are in great hands with Kathy and her team.
Kathy was extremely kind and sensitive with my fiance and I, and was a stickler for staying within our budget. As part of my family, she did many things above and beyond her normal services but I realize now that my day was so much better because of her!I had no idea of any problems that arose or any questions people had. All I was focused on was my husband and Kathy allowed me to do that by taking care of all those small details that I would normally forget about. If I didn't have a planner to help me on my wedding day, I think there would have been chaos. Her assistant Stacey was there too and made sure everyone was paid on time and tipped. I am so gratetul for their help!
"From our first conversation until the last dance, Kathy took care of everything with absolute ease. Our wedding was truly the most amazing day of our lives...and we have Kathy and Stacey to thank. They made our day about us; and it was unforgettable!"
"Mark and I are simply thrilled with the artistic vision that Kathy and Stacey brought to our wedding day. They took our simple ideas and turned them into the most beautiful atmosphere we could have imagined for our wedding, with every detail accounted for. ....Our day ran smoothly and was more incredible than we ever imagined. All of our guests commented that this was the best wedding they had ever attended!"
"We had such a fantastic day and it couldn't have happened so smoothly and seamlessly without all of your (and Stacey's) efforts. You guys did a great job and everything that day was better, more beautiful and more elegant than we could have possibly imagined... You encouraged us to think of the wedding in a cohesive and comprehensive way, developing a theme and seeing it through all the details of the day... (I know it sounds overdone) but I really felt like a guest because you ... took care of everything... You absolutely went above and beyond your duties to deliver the most perfect day possible and we are so appreciative of that. Sal and I have said numerous times that the only thinkg that we would do differently would be to hire you right at the beginning of our wedding planning!"
John Rozier Wedding Photography
Kathy is a phenomenal planner, definitely the best in the Philadelphia area. Her fun, outgoing personality really makes her a privilege to work with during the stressful times of planning. She not only has great ideas, but executes them flawlessly.
Kathy is an amazing planner that goes above and beyond any expectations you might have. She's the perfect guide to your big day!
Kathy and her team at The Wedding Factor are true professionals and are always such a pleasure to work with! If you're looking for an event that is unique and one-of-a-kind, and a planner who will cover everything from the smallest of details to the impossible task, look no further! You will be able to sit back and enjoy your special day, just as a bride should!!
The Wedding Factor will do whatever it takes to make your wedding day into the day of your dreams. From partial to full-service packages, invitations to lighting, custom monograms to hand-painted aisle runners, we do it all with style and elegance. Our goal is to make your special day original, inspired and unforgettable.
We also offer our new Jamaican Destination Wedding Package which will take advantage of the very best Jamaica has to offer when you plan your wedding on this beautiful island paradise. Because of Kathy’s intimate knowledge of the culture and location (she was born there), we can truly coordinate an event that will be everything you ever wanted and more! This package includes a complete 3 day schedule of events and sight-seeing for your guests. Don’t miss the opportunity to make Jamaica your spectacular destination wedding location.