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Jason Mansfield · Married on 14/06/2019
The best investment we made!
When we started wedding planning we knew we wanted a venue a little different, so we booked at a brewery which meant we wouldn't have access to an onsite coordinator. We toyed with the idea of trying to do it ourselves, but I knew I wanted no stress the day of. Krista was recommended by the venue so we booked a meeting with her as well as a few other coordinators. She was our first meeting and after talking to her I cancelled my other meetings and booked her instantly. Due to our budget restraints, we could only afford her for the month of coordination and she was probably our best investment. She sent several spreadsheets (including a budget that she set up for us). Even though we only did the month of, she was available to answer questions and give advice ongoing. Her responses were prompt (even though she's a mother of two small children - I don't know how she does it!). And when it came down to the month of, she coordinated with all my vendors I booked (including table & chair rentals). This allowed me to focus on other details I needed to worry about. Booking her allowed me peace of mind leading up to and including the day of. My day went off without a hitch and I don’t think that would have been the case without Krista. I would recommend her 100% and I know a few of my bridesmaids have already said they would use her when they get married – even with the small exposure they had!Sent on 03/07/2019
KJ and Co.'s reply:Such an awesome day to be a part of! Thank you guys so much for including KJ and Co. and trusting me with your big day. I had a blast and can't wait to see you again at other celebrations. Would love that.
Ashley · Married on 18/05/2019
Best Day Ever!
Before we hired Krista for month of coordination, we were both so stressed out and all over the place about the whole process. With being in the wedding industry ourselves, we had a full plate of taking care of our clients' wedding details. Krista gave us the confidence, reassurance and experience we needed and streamlined the whole process. She also brought things to our attention that we probably would have missed.
Krista was flexible and made it easy to communicate and stay on track with helpful google sheets, check in meetings and messages. We would 10000% recommend having a wedding planner, especially Krista. Having a wedding planner and day of coordinator took away any stress for the day of knowing that someone was our main point of contact making sure everything went smoothly.
She took care of hiccups that we didn't even realize - like getting the venue to switch out to a larger table to accommodate for a surprise guest that decided to show up. We also had a code phrase that was helpful and used at one point when something didn't go as planned.
Overall, our experience with KJ & Co was amazing and everything turned out better then we ever expected it to. Thank you so much Krista & Hillary for bossing us around and making our special day beyond perfect. xo Ashley + TayneSent on 30/06/2019
KJ and Co.'s reply:It's a great feeling to be trusted by friends in the industry with such a special day. Thanks so much for having me!
Emily · Married on 19/10/2018
Best decision we made!
My husband and I are so happy that we hired KJ&Co for our wedding! Krista's expertise was incredibly valuable in planning our wedding and I don't know what we would have done without her. Krista's planning documents were amazing, she is super knowledgeable and she is just so sweet and nice to work with! I really have no idea how we would have pulled everything off without her - especially on the day of the wedding. Krista made sure every little detail went according to plan so that my husband and I could just enjoy the day and not have to worry about a thing. Very highly recommend Krista and her team - Thank you so much Krista! :)Sent on 05/11/2018
Megan Wibberley · Married on 02/09/2017
Beginning planning our wedding, we were overwhelmed. There were so many details to consider, so many questions and so many things we did not want to over look. Our biggest concern leading up to the wedding was to enjoy the wedding planning process and create a day that reflected us and our relationship. The best advice I received from a friend was to hire someone to help us with all those pieces. Looking back at our wedding day, I am so grateful that I took that advice. The initial consultation call we had with Krista made me certain we needed her involved in our wedding. Krista’s attention to detail made sure that no stone was left unturned and in the end we had our dream wedding!
The best part of having Krista involved in our wedding was that she always advocated for us. Planning a wedding was uncharted territory for us, and in a lot of cases we did not know what to ask for or when to push back on something with our vendors. Krista always stepped up and advocated for us, asking the difficult questions and ensuring that we got the most from all our vendors and venue. This was so wonderful as it removed us having to have sometimes difficult conversations but also helped to make our wedding come together beautifully. Krista helped with more than logistics with our wedding. She had advice when dealing with difficult interpersonal situations that arose, she helped with our rehearsal ensuring everyone knew their role and she always ALWAYS but us at ease - and that should not be overlooked in the months, days and hours leading up to your wedding!
On the day of our wedding, everything was a breeze. All our vendors were organized and not one issue came up. Looking back on our wedding day, we are so thankful to have the constant support of Krista and her team leading up to and on our wedding day. There was not one issue the entire day, and if there was Krista dealt with it and we never heard about it. I can’t go without mentioning is how Krista helped everyone at our wedding. When an elderly guest needed assistance getting to his car, Krista was on it, when I needed assistance getting my veil out, Krista was on it, when our flowers stained one of my bridesmaids dresses, Krista was on it…I could go on and on!
One of my favourite moments of working with Krista was right before I walked down the aisle, she was there helping to get my dress just perfect and right before the doors opened she gave me the biggest smile and said “are you ready?”. Without her by my side I would have been more stressed leading up to that moment, but right then I had a smile ear to ear and the only thing on my mind was marrying my best friend.
Krista - thank you for taking us on as a client, for becoming a friend, confident and always always having our back. You helped us create our dream wedding and we can not thank you enough for everything.Sent on 12/12/2017
Jennifer · Married on 22/07/2017
Krista of KJ and Co. was the guiding hand and emotional rock I needed to get through the planning process. I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of planning needed to have the wedding at my family's farm, and turned to Krista for help. She took my vague ideas and turned them into my dream wedding. Always conscious of our budget and our design aesthetic, Krista made our big day into absolute perfection. The day went perfectly under Krista's watchful eye, with a calm professionalism that made it easy for me to be calm and enjoy the day!Sent on 02/08/2017
Priscilla · Married on 15/07/2017
Krista:Sent on 04/08/2017
Now that the wedding is over – and the excitement has died down, I want to tell you THANK YOU, again, from the bottom on my heart.
We have already commented on your expertise in all things design, budget and logistics related - all more than we could have hoped. Your attention to even the smallest details was so keen (color coordinated hand towels and flowers in the washrooms, the beautiful display of family photos, your placement on all the decorative accessories, the perfect table settings – the coordination of “repurposed” flowers from outside ceremony to the tent for the reception, your recommendation for the beautiful dance floor, the list could go on and on. You have a gift for making a space more lovely because of your attention.
Now I want to thank you for your incredible administration our busy weekend.
Kimberly’s wedding was everything we hoped and more. The weekend included more details than I could track, all planned with your loving guidance over so many months. When we walked into both Friday & Saturday’s events – they were all perfectly executed.
Thank you for handling the ‘welcome” boxes. The time to shop, assemble, stuff boxes, sticker and ribbon the boxes was surely not insignificant. They were enjoyed by all.
The set ups for Friday evening’s party were more perfect than we could have hoped. Your “day-of” decision to move part of the furniture and an extra bar inside the tent in light of the uncertain rain forecast was masterful. This was the most beautiful and “fun” rehearsal dinner we could have imagined.
The layout and design decisions for the wedding reception were fairy-tale beautiful. Each of the decisions, floorplan, flowers, chandeliers, dance floor, table settings, all came together to create a truly magical setting. More importantly, you made it look easy. Thank you for setting up the holding room upstairs for the bridesmaids and groomsmen and making sure they had cold drinks and snacks before the ceremony. The wedding party felt very pampered. Our guests felt surrounded by love and warmth from the moment they arrived. Thanks for working with Grace to make sure we had cold refreshments available as soon as guests got off the shuttle busses. Thank you for having everything and everybody ready – and starting our ceremony precisely on time. Your attention to the small things for our guests – closing the side drapes of the tent so that the sun was not bothersome until it set, arranging the first charter bus back to the hotel to leave early, and many other acts of kindness were noticed and appreciated. Your enthusiasm for taking the Lehigh group outside for the photo was so fun to watch – several of our guests asked if you too were a Lehigh alumn !!!!
The timing of evening’s agenda was spot on – until we discovered that photos after the ceremony did not require as much time as expected, and you skillfully moved our entrance to dinner inside the tent 30 minutes early. Only your experienced eye - watching the flow of photos, cocktails and hors d’ouvres would have thought to make that change – and to handle it so seamlessly. The schedule of introductions, toasts and dances was well planned and communicated to the MC, so that the evening was both efficient and relaxed and we completed the “formalities” in time to really enjoy “the party” !
Both Friday and Saturday’s events required hours of set up and coordination – starting long before we arrived, and continuing after we left. You were tireless and always so warm – not only with Kimberly & Matt and our families – but with all our guests.
The best part of the weekend was that we knew that we were in your good hands, that our role was to enjoy our family and friends, and celebrate Kimberly & Matt’s marriage. We have never hosted a large event before where we were this relaxed and able to be so “in-the-moment”. This was an incredible gift from you. Again, we cannot thank you enough. I hope that if you ever need a reference for a prospective job that you will send them to me so I can tell your bride or mother-of-the-bride what a truly joyful experience it has been to work with you.
We hope you enjoy all the success and happiness that you have shared with us.
Laurie Hill · Married on 10/06/2017
I honestly don't know what we would have done without Krista. She was amazing! She was professional and organized. Her worksheets were helpful with keeping on track planning our wedding. Having her at the venue the day of the wedding was invaluable. Highly recommend!Sent on 27/06/2017
Emilie · Married on 20/05/2017
We hired Krista for a decor consultation as well as for month of coordination. We picked her because of her expertise in Hamilton - Niagara region weddings which is what we were thinking of by the time we hired her and inevitable what we decided: church in Hamilton, reception in NOTL. She gave us excellent support and great tips to consider when deciding on venues which is what a tough and complex decision for us as we had to balance both church and reception venues. Krista's approach is helpful and supportive with plenty of guidance and tips but with plenty of room for you to share your vision, ask your questions, and make decisions for yourself. She has an easy going personality but not flakey and will give you an opinion if you want one - and not expect you to take hers if you don't agree (a quality I value in everyone!). We also really benefitted from her relationships with other vendors, with her recommendations leading us to great choices with our florist (Mum's Garden) baker (The Dessert Room), DJ (586 Event Group), and decor (Gala Decor) - all super awesome! Krista's decor reco was outstanding and really helped bring our vision to life - which was tough because we didn't completely agree on what we wanted and didn't know all the ins and outs of what to consider. She really helped us boil down to our need to haves vs. nice to haves, what to spend or save on and where to compromise with each other's visions to bring things together in a cohesive way. Our wedding was stunning and not just because my husband is such a stud ;).Sent on 31/07/2017
Having Krista through our month-of and ESPECIALLY our day of was a must have. For all you working-brides out there, I can't recommend this type of support enough. I have a demanding job and my wedding month is a busy time of year for my job (what was I thinking?!?!), so having someone help check off all those little details that I could shop out was a MUST HAVE. During our rehearsal and our day of, Krista was running the show and it was amazing. It took the pressure off of the bridal party which we loved because we wanted them to enjoy the day as well. Most importantly though, it took pressure off the two of us, so that we could really enjoy the beautiful day that she helped us put together right down to slipping a tissue in my pocket before heading down the aisle in case of tears. Of course some little things went wrong throughout the day but thanks to Krista no one at our wedding could tell and they'll never know now :)
Nicole · Married on 24/09/2016
Krista was beyond amazing!! My husband and I both agree she was by far money well spent!! We couldn't imagine not having her there for our big day. Krista is extremely professional, organized and funny! I highly recommend her!!Sent on 21/09/2017
Deandra Roque · Married on 03/09/2016
Krista and her team were absolute life savers! Krista attended to every detail and left no stone unturned. She was dedicated to making our day perfect, and it came threw in everything she touched, which quite honestly was everything.Sent on 27/09/2016
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