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Emily · Married on 17/06/2017
Alana is such a pro at what she does. She is always such a pleasure to meet with, is always excited about the planning process, and is organized beyond belief. Guests at our wedding came away saying it was one of the best they had ever attended, and I credit it almost entirely to Alana. My husband and I were so busy with our jobs in the year leading up to our wedding, and Alana took care of so much for us! I would highly recommend Alana for any wedding or event planning!Sent on 15/07/2017
Swoon Events's reply:I am so happy to hear this Emily! The wedding was beautiful, so thrilled with how everything turned out. I wish you and Dennis all the best as husband and wife!
Loren Palumbo · Married on 06/05/2017
We hired Alana for her full planning services and I can honestly say it was the best investment we made for our entire wedding. All of her knowledge and expertise was invaluable to planning our wedding. She is so detailed, organized, and just such a nice person too. She always responded so quickly to any questions we had. She was truly there for us throughout the entire process. Our entire family and bridal party raved about her for days after the wedding. I know it wouldn't have been close to what it was without her.Sent on 08/06/2017
It was also such a huge relief to know that she was looking after all the details for months and months before the wedding. All the vendors she recommend were amazing too. Her wedding guide that she makes is so detailed and really impressed our entire family. She did an outstanding job planning the whole wedding - it looked absolutely gorgeous and the whole evening went so smoothy. Alana's assistant, Sara, was also so nice and did an amazing job too. I cannot say enough good things about them. It can be really stressful planning your wedding and I would highly recommend using her to plan the entire thing! Anytime I felt stressed I would just call Alana and my worries would disappear - I knew she always had everything under control. She always gave the best advice and it was such a huge help to have her to go to. My husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding and just really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much Alana - we couldn't have done it without you!!
Swoon Events's reply:Wow Loren, thank you so much for this review! It has been amazing working with you, I wish you both all the best :)
Alysa Leung · Married on 01/04/2017
After speaking to 5 other wedding coordinators, when I first chatted with Alana, she instantly puts you at ease! We hired Alana for month-of-coordination, but she started working right away (about 2 months prior to the wedding). Alana was so easy to talk to, super friendly, professional, replied promptly, and very organized. At our wedding, we put her through name card hell, but she stayed up with her husband the night before to organize them for the wedding day. And even the day of the wedding, I wanted to scrap the name cards because it still was complicated but Alana insisted, and she got the job done! Many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they've been to, and I know that having Alana as our coordinator helped to make that happen. Alana goes above and beyond, and I truly felt that she had my back during the time we worked together. If you are unsure whether you want to invest in a coordinator (I know I was), Alana's prices were VERY reasonable and her value is WELL worth it!Sent on 07/04/2017
Swoon Events's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Alysa! It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your special day. I'm so glad you see the value in having a wedding coordinator and that I could help make your wedding the best it could be. I wish you and Thomas much happiness together!
Taras Kulyl · Married on 17/12/2016
Alana was a pleasure to work with. She brought a great deal of experience and structure to a crazy process. She helped setup the final schedule, finalized vendor details and was a referee on the day of. Her work certainly helped smooth out some wrinkles the day of.Sent on 16/01/2017
Melissa Lamasan · Married on 03/12/2016
We hired Alana for the month of/day of coordination services and she was a Godsend! My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about her, her work and work ethic. She is very genuine and honestly wants you to have the best wedding possible. Our wedding was bit more on the complicated side as we rented out a venue that literally only came tables and chairs and so we needed an outside caterer, rent linens, cutlery, purchase alcohol, etc. and to add to the mix we DIYed all our decor. Alana oversaw everything. she contacted each vendor the week of and coordinated all their arrival times, ordered anything extra we needed that we didn't know was missing or advised us on what we need to also consider getting. She spent a few hours with us going over the whole wedding agenda and coming up with a full wedding guide. The day of our wedding, we basically just had to walk in - Alana and her assistant handled everything else. Our DIY decor vision was executed to a tee! The place looked gorgeous! From our perspective, the whole day ran smoothly, if any there were any mishaps we had no idea about it. Alana's assistant even sewed my husband's button back onto his tux in a jiffy. Everything was handled. Knowing that you have that peace of mind I believe is extremely important for any couple getting married as we all deserve to enjoy our day. Alana really did just that!!! We highly, highly recommend her! She really knows her stuff and it was nothing but a pleasure to work with her! THANK YOU ALANA!Sent on 06/12/2016
Alicia Stefanowicz · Married on 22/10/2016
Our wedding was on Oct 22nd and it would not have been anything close to what it was without Alana. Her knowledge, professionalism, expertise, caring heart and motivating spirit helped make our dreams come true. She went out of her way to help us get all those little details that I would have never thought about if it wasn't for her. She not only saved us once, but on a couple of occasions, really taking time outside of working hours and helped us whenever we needed it. To say that I recommend Alana for your wedding would be an understatement. If you are getting married, Alana is a must for your day. I know you will not only not regret it, but you will find yourself at a computer like I am excited to share with the world who she is. Find Alana and book her for your next wedding!!!! Alicia & MarcoSent on 18/12/2016
Rebecca and Ari · Married on 25/09/2016
Alana was our month of and day of wedding planner, and we could not have picked a better person to help us make our ideas a reality. Alana is very attentive, warm, responsive, and experienced. From her helpful input to her calm demeanour, Alana is someone we wanted on our team to bring the wedding together. She was always available to meet, chat on the phone or text with any questions that came up, and was such a pleasure on the big day! Alana's ideas were indispensable to our wedding and we couldn't have done it without her. We continue to recommend her to all of our closest friends that are getting married this coming year because we know what a large role Alana played in all aspects of our amazing wedding day. Thank you so much Alana!Sent on 29/11/2016
Andrea Jusek · Married on 04/09/2016
Alana was our day of/month of planner and she was absolutely amazing! Working with her was one of the best wedding decisions we made as we felt totally at ease the day of knowing she was there to handle everything!Sent on 23/10/2016
Right from our initial meeting, she totally understood our vision and had tons of suggestions and advice for our non traditional cocktail style wedding (everything from how many drinks to budget per person to the best place to find decor etc). She was incredibly responsive with emails and her detailed wedding guide was amazing and literally captured every single detail you can think of and kept us on track for the entire day.
She contacted all our vendors to confirm their timing, ensured everything ran smoothly the day of and did a beautiful job setting up our venue.
We had so much fun working with her and really appreciated how thoughtful she was. We didn’t have our photographer stay the whole evening so she made sure to capture pictures of our dessert table and late night food and also sent us a few videos she had taken throughout the night which were so nice to have the next day!
Overall, we would 100% recommend Alana – thank you so much for all your hard work!!
Andrea & Eric
Diana Visic · Married on 21/08/2016
Better late than never... Thank-you, Alana!
So, I am writing this review many many months after my wedding but that is no reflection of the wonderful work of Alana as our "month of coordinator".Sent on 12/02/2019
Alana was such a joy to work with and really helped to make wedding planning more manageable. As most brides/brides-to-be know, there is so much planning and details that go into a wedding. It was such a help to have Alana there to work with us to plan out our day. Her signature Wedding Guide was so professionally done and so helpful!!
In the lead up to the wedding it was so great having Alana's suggestions and advise. Our family loved Alana and really appreciated all her help too. A few days before our wedding my husband decided he wanted some photo's of him getting ready at his parent's house. Guess who saved the day with a last second photographer suggestion? Alana! And the photo's were stunning!
Alana, thank-you so much for your kindness, for all your help, and for making our wedding planning a little more fun and working with us to create wedding memories we will always love and cherish.
Wish you and your team all the best and much success. I knew after our 'mojito' drinks at Aroma that you would be such a great fit to help us out! Thank-you for being an important part of our wedding planning :)
Swoon Events's reply:Diana! What a lovely surprise to receive this review today. Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope you and Michael are doing well!! xo
Emily Mudrick · Married on 20/08/2016
My husband and I got married a few weeks ago at the Rosewater Room in downtown Toronto. Alana was our day-of/month-of planner and we can say with full confidence that she was the best investment we made for our wedding. The day would not have gone the way it did without her.Sent on 06/09/2016
Alana took the time to meet with us before the wedding and gathered as much information as possible about us and about what we wanted for our day. She is very detail oriented, timely and organized which are all qualities you want in a planner. She always made us feel at ease and checked in with the appropriate people on the day to keep our wedding on track. As a bride with an A type personality who likes to have control, I can honestly say that I had no concerns handing over autonomy and control to Alana and I am so happy that I did. I was able to relax and truly enjoy my wedding day because I knew I was leaving the organizing and planning in very capable hands.
Not only is Alana an amazing planner, she is also a fantastically genuine, kind person. She made my family and friends feel comfortable and reassured at the rehearsal dinner and on the wedding day and we received many comments about how great she was. We couldn't agree more. I would highly recommend Alana and swoon events to anyone ... Even the super organized A type people out there ;).
- Emily & Jeff