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Umbrella Events believes there are no rules when planning your wedding. Traditions can be fun, but doing something different can be unforgettable! Umbrella Events is made up of a group of fun and innovative women that want you to have the best day ever- whatever that looks like to you! Contact us for a free consultation.

Services offered

This business offers personalized services to fit your needs and budget. For couples who would love to do all the planning themselves and want a coordinator only for the day of the event, Umbrella Events has got it covered. It also offers its services for couples who need experts to handle the entire planning process from beginning to end. Wedding events such as ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner are all covered by the business. Planning services include the following:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Guest list
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists

Other services

All types of private events are covered by the business. These include anniversaries, birthdays, holiday parties, graduations, reunions, showers, and more. Special events such as charity events, pride events, trade shows, galas, concerts, opening nights, art shows, etc. are also covered by the business. Event rentals such as birdcages, chalkboards, pillars, vases, table runners, and much more, are also provided.

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

1,800.00

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

3,500.00

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

4,600.00

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False

What is the hourly rate?

$100
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Tom
Tom T. Married on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

They made our night exceed our expectations

We were referred to Umbrella Events by an Icon in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and are so happy for the referral. One of us is in logistics so were already organized and had a Gantt chart started lol, but we were looking to hand over the entire d茅cor piece to a planner. Our planner Ariel was amazing, and although we thought we had our bases covered, she was able to add important insight to make sure our i鈥檚 were dotted and our t鈥檚 were crossed and that we kept on schedule. Umbrella Events provided a list of preferred 2SLGBTQIA+ vendors and we ended up using a few which worked out brilliantly. When it came to her main role, which was looking after d茅cor, she hit it out of the park. We gave her our vision and when we walked into the venue on the day of the wedding, she had executed it flawlessly. Additionally, she was on top of everything that night, coordinating with the catering manager at the venue, controlling the bar and the crowd during key moments, directing our entertainment, and everything was on point. The night exceeded our expectations thanks to Ariel and Umbrella Events We highly recommend them for anyone who wants some piece of mind on their special day, and a stellar event.
Jessica
Jessica D. Married on 05/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Organized and delightful wedding planner

How do I even start to write a review for Cristie at Umbrella Events? There are hardly words to describe what a delight she is to work with and how she made our wedding planning stress-free and fun.

My husband and I are from NYC, but had a destination wedding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, BC. Not knowing much about the area, we knew we needed a local planner. Umbrella Events was listed as a preferred vendor for the venue, and from our first conversation with Cristie we felt confident about planning a wedding on the other side of the continent.

Cristie was responsive, timely, organized, and thoughtful during every step of the process. She was generous with her time, had amazing input on decor, introduced us to great vendors, and made sure every single detail was perfect on the day.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Cristie. We loved that she was part of our wedding!
Vanessa
Vanessa F. Married on 24/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Can't say enough good things!

My wife & I worked with Jen at Umbrella Events for month-of coordination, and she and her team were an absolute joy to work with. From our first meeting, we felt her genuine excitement about our event, and were so impressed by her knowledge about all the details we might have otherwise forgotten. She was very efficient, reliable, and committed to realizing our vision; she was always checking in with us, which allowed us to feel at the centre of the process (making sure that we didn't get lost in the details). When last-minute hiccups came up, Jen was very calm under pressure and helped us find an even better solution! We feel so lucky to have been recommended Umbrella Events - it wouldn't have been the same without them. Thank you Cristie, Jen, and Blair for helping our wedding day be such a magical queer forest success!
Halley
Halley K. Married on 17/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!!!

We needed a wedding coordinator for our reception and are SO glad we went with Umbrella Events! Stephanie made everything run smoothly from start to finish and was absolutely brilliant. We really feel like the reception planned itself, but it was all Stephanie! She was also really fun to be around and a genuinely great person. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks, Umbrella Events!
Alex
Alex T. Married on 06/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A great wedding planner, who works well with remote couples!

We hired Cristie of Umbrella Events to do month-of-coordination, and also hired her to advise and procure floral-decor related items, since by the time we engaged her we had already secured the venue and photo/video. We lived three time zones away from where our wedding was (Vancouver), so we needed someone who could provide some vetted floral/decor vendors and could do a great job managing vendors on the month/day-of. Cristie was a joy to work with, very responsive, and did an especially amazing job on the day of! It put our mind at ease knowing she had things under control. A true professional! Thank you, Cristie! -- Alex and Karen
Selena
Selena Married on 26/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

My Best Friend!

Cristie was and is AMAZING and so kind. I felt no worries the day of my wedding because she had it handled. We had our share of "oops" moments but we all played it cool. One person said, "I didn't even see you wedding planner". And I replied that it's because she's a ninja. She makes everything look effortless and seamless which is the most impressive part about her. I hope I made a lifelong friend =) Love her!
Richelle
Richelle Married on 23/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Flawless Day

Our day would not have been the same without Cristie and her assistant Ariel. We chose Umbrella Events' Month Of coordination package because we wanted a stress-free wedding day. After our first meeting with Cristie we were confident we were going to have the perfect day we had been dreaming of. Cristie is detail oriented and has amazing ideas and recommendations. She is very organized and her experience in the industry is quite evident through her work. On the day of our wedding everything was smooth and flawless. Cristie kept in touch with all of our vendors both before and on the big day. Her services played a key role in us having the wedding of our dreams. Thank you Cristie and Ariel!
Alexi
Alexi Married on 17/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Just what we needed!

Cristie from Umbrella Events was amazing! We did the "month of" coordination and it was just what we needed. We had already booked the vendors ourselves, but it was great to get help with creating a timeline and remembering all the little details from a professional! Cristie was very easy going and had great recommendations for vendors and cute ideas for decor. The day of coordination was amazing, everything ran smoothly and the set-up of the venue looked amazing!
Ela
Elouisa Married on 13/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Umbrella = phenomenal!

I honestly don't know what I would have done without Cristie - she was an absolute lifesaver!! I am based in Victoria but held the wedding in Vancouver, and Cristie helped me put together absolutely everything from afar. She has incredible contacts and made everything so smooth and simple for me - even when I was having a wedding meltdown, or changed my mind 500 times about things! For the wedding day, she had everyone and everything set up on a strict timeline and her communication with myself and the vendors ensured everything stayed right on track. I was a total nervous wreck but she kept me (and my mother!!) calm and positive all day and throughout the evening celebrations. The venue looked absolutely stunning with the decor she arranged and set up, and I so appreciate the effort she went to in trying to find items in my very-specific colour scheme! From day one I felt that everything was under control and I knew my big day was in good hands! Not only is Cristie super organised, professional, and experienced with large events, she is an amazing, bubbly person who will become a true friend throughout the process. I cannot recommend her and her team enough! Thank you Umbrella Events for EVERYTHING - you are amazing!!
Courtney
Courtney S. Married on 07/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Just the absolute best

I truly don't even know where to begin with this review. Cristie is hands down one of the most genuine, hardworking, passionate, and hilarious woman I have met to date.

I had met with a couple wedding planners prior to meeting with Cristie and I was basically ready to go with someone else until Cristie just blew them out of the park. We sat down at Starbucks and instantly connected. She was so easy going but also very professional and organized. My husband and I didn't want a typical wedding and she read our minds. From there Cristie has essentially been my lifeline during the 18 months of planning.

She was SO attentive; even during her busy wedding months. Cristie somehow found the absolute perfect venue for us and then all the best vendors. She kept a timeline going and we corroborated on a to-do list that was consistently updated. When I say we had a lot of questions... WE HAD A LOT of questions. Being the first one of our group of friends to get married we were basically clueless but cue Cristie to the rescue. No question went unanswered and not once did she make us feel like a question was dumb.

Cristie went above and beyond throughout the planning process. No matter the stress, anxiety, or tears she was always there to talk us through everything and not once did I feel as if everything wasn't under control and usually much ahead of schedule!

The month of communication was superb and we went into our wedding week feeling as though everything was completely taken care of. Everything was organized and her communication with all of the vendors and MC was remarkable. Not to mention her EXTREMELY detailed timeline for the day-of that would put any person at ease.

The wedding weekend. We got married in Penticton and it was a full weekend event. Cristie was there throughout the entire rehearsal and we walked through every detail again on the Friday night. She even took time to make a relative a gluten free pizza we forgot to put in the oven. Seriously; just beyond thoughtful and caring.

The wedding day; honestly If something didn't go as planned... to this day we still have no idea. Cristie and her assistant Taylor were just phenomenal. The set up was perfect, the decor looked INCREDIBLE, the organization was perfect, timing was perfect. We just truly cannot put into words how grateful we are for Cristie, Taylor, and Umbrella Events. All of my family and friends raved about her and just how truly helpful they both were. Not once did us or our family have to worry about anything other than having the best time of our lives. So from the bottom of our hearts; thank you Cristie and Taylor for making our day the most stress-free and perfect time of our lives.

SO, moral of this; do yourself a favour and stop looking. Umbrella Events is the only way to go and to say we highly recommend is an understatement. THANK YOU xo
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