Quality of service4.9
Anna Hill, Married on 16/09/2017
We were so incredibly lucky to have Carlee as our wedding coordinator! From the beginning she was extremely helpful. It didn't matter how many questions I emailed her or suggestions I asked for, almost immediately Carlee would respond and help me through any issue I encountered. As the wedding approached, she went out of her way to last second meet us at the venue and help us plan out and walk through the whole day. She set all of our minds at ease with her calm demeanor and her wide breadth of knowledge. At our rehearsal, she corralled our large crew, worked us through the rehearsal, as well as took all of my decorations, center pieces, wedding arch, etc so that she would do all set up for us. To say that she helped keep me sane would be a complete understatement. Because of Carlee I went into my wedding day with a huge smile on my face and the knowledge that we were going to have an amazing time. The wedding was flawless. Every detail that I had panicked about for months she nailed perfectly. Even in my tipsyness I made a random request to keep wine corks from the wedding, and wouldn't you know it after our wedding Carlee had kept a huge bag of them for me. We are so extremely grateful for all she did for us at our wedding and would ABSOLUTELY recommended her to any and all of my friends. If you have Carlee you're as lucky a bride as I was.
Thank you so very much Anna! It was an absolutely pleasure and honour to help bring your special - and super fun - day to life!
All the best and big hugs,
Chelsea Bridge, Married on 02/09/2017
Carlee was so wonderful to work with! Right from our first meeting, I knew that she was the perfect fit for us. She is friendly and professional, super organized and she is truly caring and enthusiastic about what she does. She was always available to discuss questions, concerns, and to bounce ideas off. Wedding planning can feel overwhelming and confusing at times but Carlee was always there to ease these worries and clarify anything that was uncertain. She seamlessly executed our vision of the day and allowed for us to take in every moment!
Thank you so very much for this wonderful review Chelsea! It was fun and an honor to get to know you and work with you in the lead up to your wedding day. Thanks for including the photo of the 3 of us...awesome!
All the best and big hugs,
Lori and Michael Thomas, Married on 07/08/2017
We were incredibly lucky to have Carlee as our "Day Of Coordinator" for our Whistler wedding - she is so fabulous! She goes above and beyond the one day and was there with us every step of the way. We chatted when we first booked the venue and it was a quick and easy connection. Carlee welcomed all emails throughout the planning process, and was timely and thorough with her responses. She met us for a venue walk-through and had so much to contribute to the meeting with both the facility and decor coordinators. She anticipated all of our needs and questions that might need answering, and was able to answer them all. We hired her for additional time to do a run-through of our rehearsal. Being a teacher, I so appreciated her organization and ability to lead a large group of excited wedding party participants with such calm and finesse. Carlee arrived on site first thing the day of the wedding and worked her magic with all the vendors - she was on top of everything! She checked in on us throughout the day. It was fun to hear how things were coming together and to feel her enthusiasm. Everything ran so smoothly thanks to Carlee's attention to detail and wedding coordination superpowers. So many people remarked on our incredible wedding planner - how she seemed to be everywhere, yet invisible at the same time. The day surpassed our expectations - and so did Carlee. Thank you so much Carlee for everything! Lori and Mike
Thank you so very much for this amazing review! It was an absolute pleasure helping to bring your special day to life...what a gorgeous day and night! Oh and thank you again for being so organized and on top of everything! All the best to you both!
Mari Hestdalen, Married on 05/08/2017
We are so incredibly grateful that we connected with Carlee and she said yes to being our wedding planner! Having Carlee there from beginning to end truly made the experience so much easier and my husband and I much happier during the planning process and throughout the chaotic wedding weekend. She totally managed the entire wedding day and rehearsal with grace and style - so that we didn’t even notice she was there but I knew that if I needed her she would take over so I wouldn’t even think twice about it.
I was quite skeptical at first to have a wedding planner as I saw that as a cost cutting area. BUT, there is NO way that our wedding would have gone as smoothly as it did without Carlee there. As a bride, I was able to just fully enjoy the day and not worry about a single detail. She’s a wonderful person that is easy and fun to work with, she knows her industry and the local community very well which was extremely helpful for finding vendors, as well as she is professional, reliable and hardworking. What more could you ask for?
Thank you Carlee for making our day amazing! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you very much Mari for your kind words! It was so much fun getting to know you and Anders in the lead up to your big day. It was a pleasure working with you...thank you for being so organized...and I wish you both nothing but love and all the best! Cheers!!
Miya Matsui, Married on 22/07/2017
The thought of planning a destination wedding from half-way across the globe was a daunting project… until we met Carlee! From our initial skype meeting with her, until the very last minute of our wedding weekend… she was an absolute JOY to work with. Carlee was our full-service wedding planner, and we brought her onboard 10 months prior to the big day. She made our long-distance relationship extremely manageable by catering to our timezone, and hand-holding us throughout each planning stage. Not only is she an industry expert with years of project management experience, she is the most warm, genuine, and vibrant person! She is extremely organised, detail-oriented, dedicated, and diligent… all of the qualities one wishes in an ideal wedding planner. Rather than a working-relationship, we felt as though we had a friend that we could count on, to ensure that our wedding was seamless, as well as aligned to our vision and values. Given that the majority of our guests were coming from Japan with very high expectations around service, she didn’t have an easy task… but the end result was a magical, MAGICAL wedding weekend! All of our guests complimented on how stunning and enjoyable our wedding was, and how lovely Carlee was in making it happen! We will forever be grateful to Carlee for making our dream wedding a reality — thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, Carlee! She is THE ideal wedding planner for brides-to-be!
Honto ni arigatougozaimasu Miya & Mike! It was my honour to work with you both in the planning of your wedding and I am so happy that it was a magical day to remember!
Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of it all!
Quinn Smith, Married on 26/11/2016
Carlee is amazing! She organizes, keeps track of time, and makes sure everything is running smoothly. She made our dream wedding come to life and made sure all the little touches and visions we wanted work our perfectly. She is definitely worth every penny and more!
Matthew and Caitlin Ormerod, Married on 22/10/2016
We went into the planning of our wedding thinking that we would not hire a day of coordinator. Around 6 weeks out from our wedding day when we began to realize all the pieces that would need to fall into place to ensure that our big day ran smoothly.
After our first phone call with Carlee we knew that we had made a great decision. Carlee asked great questions and gained a strong understanding of what was important to us. She understood what we wanted our venue to look like and also the experience that we wanted for our guests. After phone calls, emails and meetings, Carlee met with us one last time before the wedding. We visited the venue together and with all of our decisions finalized, she went through every detail to ensure that we were comfortable and in case we had any last minute questions. Thanks to Carlee, we did not just have a great wedding day but also the days leading up to the wedding. We were able to enjoy the time with our family and friends who had come from all over the world to celebrate with us. We cannot express how happy we are that Carlee was part of our wedding.
Harriet Klumper, Married on 08/10/2016
Carlee was the wedding coordinator we never knew we needed. I was required by my wedding venue to bring on a planner and so reluctantly I began a search for a day-of coordinator. However, from the get go, I got the impression that Carlee was the missing piece for our wedding. She was hyper-organized and eager to help me as much or as little as needed. A number of times throughout the wedding process I was feeling incredibly lost and overwhelmed with planning, however this was always resolved by a phone call to Carlee. She made herself available for a number of these phone conversations and was always quick to respond to a question via email.
Fast forward to the day of the wedding, I saw Carlee's car pull in, and I instantly felt relaxed. Besides checking in with me in the morning, saw her only a few times for the rest of the day, however I had complete faith that she was doing everything as we had discussed. Periodically I would see her as she would come and check in, make sure we were on schedule, or touch base about how things were going. However her organization and orchestration of the day made it so that I did not have to think about any logistics, even once. Some guests who came to the wedding were shocked when I told them I had a wedding coordinator, and I truly believe that is because Carlee was so immersed, and made everything so effortless and seamless, that her help was almost unnoticed.
Throughout the blur of the day, I would occasionally notice that something would have changed, wedding decorations in previous spaces had been repurposed, a table would shift, or a certain feature would have been adapted in order to suit the new portion of the evening. These adjustments were always perfect and timely, and yet once again I never actually saw Carlee do them! It was like she was reading my mind, but with things I hadn't even thought of!
At some point towards the end of the night Carlee came in and checked in with me to say that she had coordinated the end of the evening with the staff, had organized it so that I would not need to worry about tear down, and furthermore had ensured that we would have some decorations remaining/organized for the following day's brunch. During this conversation with her, I realized with simultaneous horror and relief that in all of my planning at no point did I think about tear-down or packing up after the event, but Carlee once again had solved a problem that I didn't even know needed solving. The next day we were able to just remove the final pieces that had been left behind for the brunch, load the boxes into our cars, and drive away. It was all so seamless and stress-free.
I would recommend Carlee to absolutely anyone, organized or less-so (like me). At no point in planning or on the day of did I feel like I was without support. I owe so much of my sanity and a lot of the weddings success to her thoughtful and incredibly proactive attention to detail. If you need a day-of-coordinator or planner she is your woman! Even though my guests hardly noticed, I noticed her by the fact that I went through the whole day completely blissful, just enjoying the efforts of months of planning culminating in what was the best day of my life.
Thank you very much for your kind words Harriet! It was my absolute pleasure helping you with your wedding in the lead up to and on the big day. You were so organized and dialed and it was a beautiful wedding.
Wishing you both all the best!
Dana Schmale, Married on 04/09/2016
If you are looking for someone to help you achieve your perfect day, then hire Carlee! From the very first phone call she was a calming force for me, a very high-strung bride. She was so professional, attentive and knowledgeable that I knew our day was in good hands.
I had a very elaborate decor scheme and lots of little details, which she was able to pull off perfectly, along with wrangling a giant wedding party which included 9 kids!
My new husband and I are so grateful to Carlee, our day was everything we wanted.
Thank you so very much Dana! It was an honour to be a part of your special day. I loved bringing your vision to life.
All the best to you both!
Tara Ocejo, Married on 13/08/2016
If you need an support package with years of experience besides a mere coordinator and event planner your should definitely go ahead with Pocketful Productions.
Thank you Tara! It was lovely working with you and getting to know you over the past several months. I wish you and Mateo all the best!