The Whole Shebang
Leah was great to work with and she really helped our day go so smoothy because of her day of coordination. What was great about her is that she met with me at least 3 times before the big day to make sure everything was organized to a T and ready to go. Even though I had put together the concept and had found all of my vendors myself, she was able to put it together on the big day and knock it out of the park!
We hired her with an assistant on the big day, which was helpful because there are always so many little details in a DIY wedding. They were able to successfully set up all of my very intricate tablescapes, dessert tables, candy bar, gift tables, etc.
She was also invaluable in working with our caterer, who ended up being a huge mess. Without her guidance the food service could have been a total wreck.
I would whole heartedly suggest Leah and The Whole Shebang for day of coordination for your wedding. She is kind, a great listener, and best of all AN EXCELLENT ORGANIZER. She will work with all of your vendors to make sure your day is how you envisioned it. Her rates are excellent and she is well worth the money.
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Leah Bilz was a fantastic planner. She came highly recommended and over delivered. I worked with her for nearly a year and every encounter was organized and professional. Leah brought experience and fun to a complicated and extremely detailed event and I would recommend her 100%.
We booked Leah back in September for an April Wedding. Loved her and was told she only took one event a weekend, which was a selling point for us. We had our first meeting with her in early March and was excited about all that was to come. The next week we received an email asking us if it would be ok if she was not at our rehearsal dinner because she had been asked to be the event planner for a large fundraising event. Her first email made it seem like she was asking if it was ok that she sent someone else to the rehearsal, but after expressing our desire to have the same person at the rehearsal and wedding and offering suggestions of moving times to help, it was evident she had already agreed to accept this event. She was going to send her best associate to us and then be there for us on Saturday but that it not want we signed up for. We were disappointed and felt our event now took second place because something bigger and better came along. She did offer to refund our deposit if we decided to hire another coordinator. We chose to do just that and did receive our money back.
Vendor response to review
I'm sorry that you felt you had to respond this way. I truly did try to make the best effort to cover both events effectively. Your main concern was having the same person at your reherasal and on your wedding day. I offered to have my best associate oversee your rehearsal and assist me the entire day on your wedding day. I'm sorry that we could not come to an agreement on coverage for your wedding day. I do wish you the best of luck and a very happy future!
AMAZING! Leah was a savior for me. We hired her for the wedding day coordination because I had no clue how a wedding was supposed to flow. She was on top of everything and all of our guest said the day went on without a hitch. Everything happened exactly on time. She also helped me have the best day since I could enjoy everything without worrying about all the little details. Having Leah as our coordinator was like having a sister, mom, and best friend all wrapped into one person. It was obvious how much she wanted our day to be wonderful. We got several comments from our guests that it was the best wedding they have been to and I could not have done it without Leah :)
Emma was on top of everything from day one. She took care of all the rehearsal dinner/wedding day coordinator work so that I could just concentrate on having a memorable wedding day. So many guests commented on how wonderful she was throughout the whole experience. I was NEVER without a drink in my hand and a smile on my face. I've been to weddings since and Emma, hands down, has been better than every other coordinator I've watched work. While other brides were crying, I was having the time of my life--a truly perfect wedding day. Thanks Emma, for all your hard work.
Leah was an amazing asset to have in the worldwind of wedding planning. I believe that I wouldn't have gotten through it without her. She reccommended all my vendors, which we all great. I tell everyone about her. She took my vision and ran with it. She made it better than I imagined. A great asset to have and well worth every penny that I spent. What I spent on her sevices she saved me with her vendors. It was a pleasure to work with her. Call her!!!!
Leah is a consummate professional. Even for brides who are perfectionists, Leah's extraordinary attention to detail allows them to relax and enjoy their day. Details are taken care of that a bride might never even have noticed or asked for. Here's an example: we were doing a walk-through before a wedding. Leah simply pointed to the bricks in the courtyard and her assistant scribbled down a note. This was their shorthand for making sure the brick courtyard was clean. Sure enough, on the morning of the wedding, there was a crew down on their hands and knees scrubbing the bricks. Every small detail adds up to a total picture. And that picture is simply beautiful. If that was a detail you would hardly notice, imagine what Leah does with details that are critically important! Leah is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Leah, you are the Gem of all jewels to work with. We will continue to recommend you to our clients and friends. We have enjoyed our working relationship and look foward to many more weddings together.
Leah you are top notch and great at what you do, I see in each of your Brides, a feeling of comfort and relief that you are there to guide them during this special time in their lives. Cheer to you my friend! You are doing a GREAT job!
Wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend!
The Whole Shebang takes the stress out of wedding planning....from day of coordination to full wedding planning and every step of the way in between. The Whole Shebang offers personalized, one-on-one service to fit your every need. We take care
of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your wedding day!
"The wedding turned out better than I imagined it would. Not only did the guests enjoy themselves, but (we) were able to as well! Having you help with the timeline, vendors, and coordination of the ceremony allowed me go into the wedding stress-free. Thank you so much for all of your help."
- Jill, February '08