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Alexandra · Married on 12/09/2020
Shana is a Wedding Day Necessity
Shana and her team are incredible. Hiring her for my wedding was my second time working with her as she also did my mom's wedding last year. She is such a professional and she was always three steps ahead of us in every aspect of the wedding. She put together an amazing day of timeline, kept all the vendors organized, ran the processional, set up the decor and so much more. When we were reflecting after the event we truly didn't know how we could have done it without her. She knows so much about the Ontario wedding industry and was able to reccomend vendors who ended up being incredible. I trusted her reccomendations on every detail of the event. We got so many compliments on how organized the day was and how everything was happened exactly according to the programs we had printed. That was all because of Shana! We will be hiring her for every family wedding from now until the end of time. Thank you SO MUCH SHANA!!!!Sent on 14/09/2020
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Oh my goodness! You, Kyle, and your whole families are incredible - I can't wait for the next one. Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope to continue to work with your family for years to come!
Rebecca Isaak · Married on 30/11/2019
Amazing experience; highly recommend!
We are so, so glad we hired Shana as our wedding planner. Shana was always responsive and professional, and it was incredible to see how she took my Pinterest board and turned it into the wedding we wanted (even when we didn't really know what we wanted!). I loved that on the day of I didn't need to worry about anything, and I trusted there was someone who understood in detail what was going to happen & who needed to be where when. Hiring Shana as our wedding planner was the best decision we made in planning our wedding, and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.Sent on 23/12/2019
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thank you so much Rebecca for your kind words! Your wedding was so much fun to plan alongside you and we are sad it's over! Do keep in touch! XO
Kayla Towne · Married on 09/11/2019
We Recommend Dream Weaver Events!
I would highly recommend Shana DeRoche and Dream Weaver Events to any engaged couple. As our month-of coordinator, they ensured we were prepared for the day. This included creating our timeline, picking up items to be set up on the day of and attending our rehearsal. This ensured we didn't miss a single detail on the day of. As an event coordinator myself, I knew I did not want to feel as though as I was working on my wedding day. As the point people for my vendors etc., Shana and her team took care of everything on the day of. In addition, she kept me calm with her friendly and in-control demeanor. My wedding day ran completely on schedule with no hiccups. I attribute this to Dream Weaver Events. Thank you for all your help!Sent on 13/12/2019
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Oh my goodness thank you so much Kayla! From one event professional to another, we are so grateful for your kind words! XO
Jessica · Married on 09/11/2019
I would highly recommend Shana and the team at Dream Weaver. From my very first interaction with them up until the day of the wedding they were nothing short of fantastic. Leading up to the wedding they were there to do any last minute tasks and answer the 10000 crazy bride questions I had. The day of my wedding they blew me away even more. There was always someone from the team there to do anything me or my husband needed. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is getting married and is on the fence about hiring a coordinator.Sent on 28/12/2019
Thanks Dream Weaver !! You all made my day that much more special.
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thanks so much for the kind words Jessica! We had a blast on your wedding day and hope to keep in touch for years to come! XO
Nancy French · Married on 26/10/2019
Highly Recommended - Exceptional Service!
When I met Shana for the first time I knew that she would be an amazing wedding planner, as she shared her journey and displayed passion for her work. She came extremely prepared, asked the right questions and brought to light factors I had not even considered in the planning process. She really helped put me at ease with her experience and expertise and provided invaluable guidance to aid in the decision making process.Sent on 08/01/2020
Shana and her team were so accommodating to our needs. As subject matter experts, they came through in every way. She managed the big picture by developing the order of events, communicated with all our vendors and took care of the minor details while consulting us throughout. To highlight a few examples, our signage was damaged the night before the wedding and I didn’t realize I had forgotten my groom’s gift at home until the morning of. Just hours before the ceremony, Shana drove out of town to pick up customized replacement signage, drove to our home and picked up my gift and returned to the hotel in time for our first looks. Shana worked tirelessly with our vendors to incorporate our desired changes and made sure that everyone was where they were supposed to be according to schedule.
Shana and her team made our day come together beautifully. We are overjoyed with the turnout and will cherish the memories forever. Thank you Shana and the Dream Weaver team!
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thank you so much Nancy! It was so lovely to have met you and Carl, and we wish you all the happiness in the world! XO, DWEvents.
Hallie Church · Married on 12/10/2019
Highly recommended !!!!!
I just got married last week at the Owls Club legion in downtown Toronto and hired Shana for the month of coordination package. My partner and I were pretty specific about the kind of party and ceremony we wanted to have- a fun, natural, relaxed party. We walked Shana through our ideas, the plans we had made, the vendors we chose, and the general vibe that we wanted for the evening. She took all of that planning and hard work and executed it perfectly. I was so thankful to actually be able to relax and enjoy my wedding day, as well as the day after! She took care of everything. Even went back to venue to clean and organize and dropped everything off at my house so that I could take off up north from the hotel the next morning. A few issues popped up during the evening , as they do at events, and she handled everything so calmly and professionally. Highly recommend!! I found her services to be very affordable as well, worth every penny.
Sent on 26/10/2019
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thank you so so much for the kind words Hallie! You two are so amazing and we are so thrilled to have been a part of your day XO
Rachel · Married on 05/10/2019
Month of Coordination
I had an amazing experience with this team for my wedding day. They were supportive, organized, knowledgeable and made my day flawless for me!Sent on 23/10/2019
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thank you so much Rachel! We had an amazing time with you and Jose as well and are so thankful to have been a part of your day! XO
Melissa Guardanapo · Married on 05/10/2019
Couldn't have done it without them!!
It was the most difficult part of the planning process for me - carefully handpicking each of my vendors and trusting that they would be the perfect fit to help my vision come to life. Let me tell you... the easiest decision was choosing to hire Dream Weaver Events! Shana and her team were beyond anything I could've hoped for! Shana was my GO TO for anything and everything. She was always there to offer advice & always made sure any issues were resolved in a quick & professional manner. I truly don't know what I would've done without them - for the weeks leading up to my wedding and ESPECIALLY on the day of. Highly recommend to anyone getting married looking for a coordinator! I can promise you that you have found the one !Sent on 12/11/2019
Dream Weaver Events's reply:OH my goodness Melissa! :'( I could cry, we miss you guys so much! We had an amazing time on your wedding day, and will obviously continue to stay in touch! XO
Elaine Ma · Married on 21/09/2019
Guests said it was the best planned & executed wedding they ever been to!
I got burned and started to not trust day of coordinators after firing two planners. I posted on a Wedding Facebook Group about my situation, looking for a day of coordinator who is detailed oriented, responsive and hard working! And Shana found me! Shana and her team far exceeded my expectations!
You need to hire Shana NOW before she gets booked for your wedding day! Hiring Dream Weaver Events will be one of the BEST decisions you make for your wedding day, for you and your fiance, your wedding party and both families. TRUST ME!! I call Shana my ultimate “DREAM PLANNER” (and funny that the company is called Dream Weaver…hahaha!). She will ensure that your wedding is perfect.
My husband and I are so happy and blessed to have met Shana and have her be there for us on one of our biggest days of our lives. Shana didn’t treat us only as her clients, but as friends. She really cared about us and it was genuine. My sister said that it was obvious that Shana was emotionally invested in us, as she cried at our ceremony and first dance =)
Pre wedding planning: Shana took the day of itinerary that our previous wedding planner had drafted, and made it a thousand times better. Everyone complimented me saying that it was the most perfectly timed and executed wedding they have been to in their lives. That’s a HUGE compliment!! Guests were never waiting too long. They felt that the events throughout the day were organically timed without any rushing or delays. Makeup and hair touch-ups were scheduled, there was a tea ceremony, and I even had time to wander the cocktail, and having time to visit the guests at their tables at least twice. Thankfully Shana ripped apart the day of itinerary previously written by Rainbow Chan Wedding & Events (whom we fired) to customize the schedule to what best suited us.
Month of Wedding: Shana was ON POINT with following up on the vendors. She followed up with all of the vendors and honestly, just that alone is worth hiring her to relieve the stress before the wedding. Everyone kept on asking me during the month of if I was stressed, and I said no! Everyone was surprised (since I’m a BIG stress and worry wort), but Shana made me feel that she had everything under control and that I didn’t need to stress.
DIY Wedding: I had a DIY wedding which required a lot of attention to detail, setting up and taking down décor, on top of ensuring that the day went smoothly. Shana and her team handled everything perfectly. She took my detailed setup instructions and unloaded the décor from a truck, and set them up as per the diagrams and instructions. Her team even moved décor from the ceremony to the reception. Even giant trees, tall centerpieces, turning on every LED candle, fluffy up the floral arrangements, every detail was accounted for perfectly. At the end of the night they took everything down and back into the truck for a stress free night.
Many coordinators do not include FULL décor setup or take down, when shopping ensure to ask if they will do this for you.
LISTENS: The two previous coordinators we fired didn’t listen (could be an ego thing). Shana listens to everything that you have to say. Instead of telling you no, she would try to understand why you wanted something a certain way that she might not initially agree to, and if she realized it’s what you really wanted, she’ll listen to you. But she would tell you what she thought and gave you different angles. This really is a skill that your day of coordinator needs to have. Not just take orders, and not ignore what you have to say, but have an excellent balance.
More than a Coordinator and Planner: Her team picked up food orders for us for lunch, picked up Tim Hortons, delivered family luggage to hotels, returned the truck of DIY items back to a home…the list goes on. Whatever makes the day run more smoothly, Shana and her team are ready to take on the challenge.
They handled my Mother: My Mother has to be, honestly, one of the most “interesting” Mothers out there who is very demanding, expects the royalty treatment, and believes my wedding is where she is the most important. There are very few people in the world who can handle my Mother, or whom my Mother likes. My Mother ADORED Shana and her team, and that is saying a LOT. Shana and her team gave my Mother the special attention she needed.
Shana’s experience: On top of being experienced with many weddings under her belt, she has a lot of experience in event planning. She also was the day of coordinator for a popular wedding coordinator in the industry. Another vendor of mine heard about Shana coordinating that wedding, and said that she heard it was run extremely well.
Dress Rehearsal: Unfortunately, our venue coordinator was backfilled by a horrible lady who didn’t give us attention, was rude, and made the families and wedding party confused and uncomfortable. Shana was professional and took over the rehearsal, and relieved the tension. She was organized, thoughtful, and provided recommendations based on her experience. This helped alleviate the wedding party’s anxiety on not knowing what to do. Thank you Shana!
Extra meetings and contact included: She visited the venue to ensure she understood the flow of the day. She also attends your meeting with the venue to ensure she has all of the details. She also attended the dress rehearsal included in her fee. She was always responsive to emails, and closer to the wedding we were in a Whatsapp chat group for a more immediate response.
Handling issues: My Mother threw tantrums on the wedding day. Shana handled the situation very calmly and the issue fizzled immediately. Shana handled an urgent issue with the venue professionally and was very firm. Shana has a way with people, she’s very likeable but at the same time she can be firm in a not so offensive way.
Hours of work: Shana and her team were available the ENTIRE DAY. They arrived early in the morning while I was getting my hair and makeup done, and stayed to take down my décor after 2am. Be careful of the fine print, or ask your potential planners. Some have a limit of 8 hours, or refuse to specify the number of hours.
Pricing: Her rate honestly is a good deal. There are a lot of new wedding coordinators trying to undercut other coordinators to get started. But for her experience, attention to detail, and care is well worth her pricing. She’s not even at the higher range where other coordinators nickel and dime you. I received quotes from many other wedding planners, interviewed some, and you have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Read the fine print and ask questions before hiring your planner.Sent on 17/02/2020
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Oh my goodness Elaine and Derek I could not be more grateful! Thank you so much for your very kind and very detailed review! You know first hand that this industry is built on testimonials and I appreciate you so much for taking the time to write this! We are so thankful for having met you
Kat Choi · Married on 23/08/2019
Best Choice We Made!
I always knew I wanted to have a day-of coordinator for our wedding to help keep us on track day-of, and to help put out any fires so that my now-husband or I wouldn't have to stress out. Dream Weaver events came highly recommended to us by a friend, and we couldn't be happier with their month-of service!Sent on 08/09/2019
Shana and her team were super professional throughout, and I felt comfortable handing over the reigns to them, which, as a control freak, I thought would be hard for me to do. From rallying vendors, to setting up our space, to dealing with my bridezilla nature, everything was wonderful.
Thank you to Shana and Dream Weaver events for helping make our dream day into a reality!
Dream Weaver Events's reply:Thank you so so much for the kind words Kat! We both know it broke my heart to have to step back but I knew you were in good hands with Jenn and the team! I will forever remember you and Barum’s anniversary! 👼🏽😂💕