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Jonathan Yim · Married on 21 of September of 2019
**THE PERFECT WEDDING thanks to Designed Dream!**
Bottom line: 100% worth every dollar, experts in the industry and exceeds all expectations!
We were referred to Fidan by a friend and we had a very ambitious concept of an unconventional, unorthodox, upside-down wedding format with two venues. Also, we met Fidan just as we were relocating to live in Vancouver but the wedding was happening in Toronto a year later. We met several times intermittently in Toronto, but most of our communication was via email and FaceTime. We were unable to attend numerous vendor meetings so Fidan would FaceTime us and show us the venues, decor, etc. We had a long to-do list, but with the help of Fidan, we were able to keep everything on time and (reasonably) within budget. If you think all the preparation was impressive; wait till you see Fidan and her team in action at the rehearsal and the day-of events.
During the rehearsal, Fidan was instrumental in organizing all the timing and positioning of everyone in the wedding party. Two dry-runs and we’re good to go! On the day of, we had Carly and Liz come to the groom’s house to prep for the Chinese tea ceremony. Carly was running the show until we got to our main venue keeping us on schedule for photos at two separate locations across Toronto. Fidan was already at the main venue setting up hours before we would arrive. When we arrived, Fidan scheduled us a break; which was well needed. The barista, buffet, speeches and dances went off without a hitch. Then we moved downstairs to the ceremony space which was stunning. Fidan spontaneous added candles and greenery to the aisle which elevated the whole ambiance. Once the ceremony and photos concluded, we headed to the afterparty. Cindy was there a couple hours before us to organize all the food, ice sculpture, carnival games, drinks and DJ. The whole afterparty was incredible! We partied to 2am and that was it!
From our first conversation, we challenged Fidan if our upside-down wedding concept was achievable. She took that challenge and ran with it! Not only did the whole wedding day run completely smooth; it was well-received by all the guests! +1500 emails, 18months, 4 planners distilled into the best 22hrs of ours lives!
We hands down recommend Fidan and her team for any event you’re planning; birthdays, product launches and especially weddings! Thank you for everything; our dream wedding would not have been possible without Designed Dream!
Sarah and Jon
Sent on 30/09/2019
Rhmrsg · Married on 27 of July of 2019
A true professional
Fidan went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! We worked with her as a full planner, starting about 10 months before the big day. From day 1 Fidan was organized, had the vision and was a pleasure to work with. Fidan’s calm demeanor and ability to get things done were exactly what we needed. We are beyond happy with how the wedding came together - absolutely flawless and breathtakingly beautiful. We are still in awe of the entire experience. We honestly couldn’t have done it without her expertise. Highly recommend. THANK YOU FIDAN!Sent on 10/09/2019
Olivia Storic · Married on 15 of June of 2019
Can’t Thank Designed Dream enough!
The moment we interviewed with Fidan we knew that she would be the best person to coordinate our special day. She came to our meeting equipped with a sample itinerary and all the pieces needed to hit the ground running. Although it was day-of coordination we were looking for, Fidan and her team started their work much sooner to ensure all contractual obligations were met and the vendors knew exactly what they needed to do and when. The day of, she and Jessica were lifesavers!! They were always there to get what we needed, keep an eye on the time, assist guests and so much more. I knew I could rely on them to have tide to go when my husband got a little pasta sauce on his shirt haha! I can’t imagine how the day would have gone without them!! Best investment!!Sent on 27/08/2019
Kristie Lester · Married on 08 of June of 2019
Fidan is incredible
My husband and I hired Fidan and Designed Dream to help us plan our wedding and it was honestly the BEST decision we made. From the moment we met with Fidan we knew she was the right person to plan our wedding. She completely understood our dynamic, with myself being more reserved and classical and Peter being more outgoing and extravagant. Fidan was involved with us from beginning to end. She truly helped make our dream a reality. It felt that Fidan truly understood our vibe and everything we wanted our weeding to be for every detail. Each vendor that she took us to meet fulfilled everything we could have asked for. Both Peter and I have very demanding jobs and our beautiful 1 year old daughter, so we did not have a lot of free time for our planning. She went above and belong to make appointments during our limited time. She was very diligent at reminding us what we had to do so we never missed a deadline. Every vendor or planning meeting we had, we were always laughing and having so much fun. Everyone says that planning a wedding would be stressful but honestly we both had so much fun that we actually miss all the planning and time spent with Fidan.Sent on 24/08/2019
The vision for both our ceremony and reception space that Fidan and Alina (Flowers Time) designed was truly magical. The moment I walked into our reception for the room reveal I cried and then twirled on the dance floor. It was everything and more that I ever dreamed of. Every moment from planning to execution Fidan and her team executed with grace, kindness and love. The amount of detail that she put into the execution was incredible and I never worried for a second. Everything was completely handle by her and her team, leaving nothing for my husband and I to worry about. Months later are friends and family continue to rave how it was the best wedding they have been to and how truly beautiful each detail was. We are truly blessed to have chosen Fidan and we definitely do so again for all our major functions.
Ayesha Kapadia · Married on 19 of May of 2019
Amazing wedding coordinator, cannot recommend enough
We hired Fidan to be our day of coordinator for our wedding in May 2019. Our wedding was a long day, as we incorporated two different cultural ceremonies and a reception, all on the same day starting from 9:00 am. From our first meeting with Fidan we knew right away that she was the perfect person to help us bring our vision to life. Fidan was always responsive to emails, always making sure to get back to us on the same day. She started working with us a month before the wedding even though we had only hired her for the day itself. She helped us create our timelines for the day, she attended our rehearsal, and she got in touch individually with all of our other vendors to make sure that everything was coordinated and that everyone was on the same page. On the actual day of our wedding, Fidan and her assistant Jessica were with us right from the start. They both worked non-stop throughout the day to make sure that everything went according to schedule. Our wedding was a huge success, our guests were particularly impressed with how well organized the event was, and this was only possible because of Fidan and Jessica's efforts. We cannot recommend Designed Dream enough. You will not be disappointed by their work. This was by far the best decision and money we spent on the entire wedding.Sent on 11/06/2019
Thanh Dinh · Married on 18 of May of 2019
We had Fidan and her Designed Dream team coordinate our wedding day. Fidan, Milena, and Anastasia truly made our wedding dreams come true!Sent on 01/07/2019
When we first met with Fidan, we felt and instant calm. Something that was vital to us when handing over our years worth of planning details over to someone else. Fidan and Milena were always responsive to our emails and handled everything with grace - even with unforeseen hiccups and conflicts. They worked so well with all of our other vendors - really, building that perfect team.
Fidan took my dossier of decor details with such confidence and ease - truly commend her and her team for taking my vision and bringing it to life! Not only were the details cared for - we felt so loved and cared for throughout the day. Everytime I saw these ladies they always received me with the warmest of smiles. Walking into our reception space for the room reveal will always sit in my memory as one of the highlights of my day. I could not contain the tears seeing everything come together so so beautifully.
There are so many extra details throughout the day that we were unaware of at the time that this team took care of - all the fires they put out unbeknownst to us that pushed to make our wedding day absolutely flawless. This is where Fidan and her team's years of experience and professionalism really made a difference.
We honestly couldn't have found a better team of people to stand by our side on our wedding day. These ladies not only do their jobs exceptionally, they made us feel beyond loved and earned our trust completely with everything they do! One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was having the Designed Dream team with us.
We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! ♡♡♡♡
Licia Lionessa · Married on 16 of February of 2019
My husband and I can not stress enough how wonderful Fidan and her team are. We can honestly say that we could not have put together such a beautiful wedding without the organization, dedication and creativity that Fidan and her team provided.Sent on 05/03/2019
She is the best at what she does and we are forever grateful.
Jessica · Married on 17 of November of 2018
Perfect because of Designed Dream
Fidan came highly recommended by my best friend and her sister. I first met her via Skype and I knew from that moment I wanted to hire her. We started wedding planning while I was still living in the US so anxiety was high but Fidan always answered all my emails and texts in a timely manner and always put me at ease. We hired Fidan right after our first in person consultation and that was one of the best decisions we made! Fidan comes with an amazing team of vendors and everyone she recommended was on top of their game and so professional.
On the day of our wedding, we had Jessica with us all morning. Jessica was amazing, making sure that we were tended to and that things were running on time. I felt so at ease knowing she was there.
Fidan met us at the church, smiling and waving at us as we arrived. The church coordinator wasn’t so nice to Fidan but she kept her composure and remained professional the entire time, which I appreciate so much. She continued with the program and ensured the ceremony went perfectly.
The venue was beautiful. Fidan and her team did such an amazing job setting up the decor and the plate settings so that it was perfect. There was a mishap with the cake arriving late (it was a gift from our family friend and they were late) but we knew nothing of it until a few days after. Fidan and Jessica remained calm and ensured that to us, everything was perfect... and it was. This is where her level of expertise and years of experience made such a difference. They handled everything with such professionalism and showed us nothing but love and kindness the day of and throughout the 18 months we spent together (and even to this day).
I’ve been to weddings where things have gone wrong and the bride was the one to deal with the problems. We both knew that nothing can be perfect but in our eyes, it was and 100% of that is because of Fidan and Jessica.
We recommend Fidan and Designed Dream to everyone. We are so so grateful to Fidan and Designed Dream for always being so professional, organized, kind, honest, most importantly, for giving my husband and I such a perfect and stress free day. Thank you so so much and we send all our love for even more successful years ahead 💕
Sent on 21/07/2019
Elizabeth Rusin · Married on 25 of August of 2018
THANK YOU for helping us have our DREAM wedding!
My husband Michael and I got married this past August and booked DesignedDream for styling and day-of-coordination. As we started wedding planning, we quickly realized how overwhelming it can be, and how many moving parts there were going to be on the day of. Within minutes of meeting Fidan, we knew she was the perfect person to help make our day run smoothly. She is the sweetest, most genuine person, and it was like talking to a friend who was so excited about our wedding, while also having a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field.Sent on 24/10/2018
Fidan was an incredible support from the second we booked with her. She was always quick to respond to our never ending questions, while also providing suggestions and trusted vendor recommendations. She helped us come up with a realistic itinerary (and made sure the day went as planned, even when we made some last minute changes!). Fidan accompanied us to some vendor meetings to ensure everyone was on the same page, and would help us work through important details that we might had overlooked. Even though we had booked a day-of-coordination package, it was reassuring to see how invested Fidan was in making sure she understood every little thing well in advance of the wedding day. She was incredibly organized and professional, and it felt like she truly cared about making our wedding day a dream come true.
On the day of, when we showed up for our reception, we were completely blown away by how perfectly everything came together. We can only imagine how much work went in behind the scenes, and we cannot thank Fidan enough. She truly went above and beyond, and we were able to enjoy every second of our magical day together, worry-free!
Debora Sardaneta · Married on 08 of June of 2018
June 2018- Thank you for everything
I hired Designed Dream for our wedding in June 2018. Upon meeting Fidan I felt a sense of calmness and warmth from her that really made me put my trust in her. We ended up doing The Day of Package, but I received so much more help the weeks following up. Carly was my coordinator and she did an amazing job. She was so organized, helped us with our timeline and to stay on track leading up to the day. She went above and beyond for us, taking it upon herself to make the reception space feel complete and come together. The whole team is amazing, you will be in great hands.Sent on 02/05/2019
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