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Umbrella Events

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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.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

3

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

1,800.00

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

4,600.00

Hourly Rate

$100

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

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

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

3,500.00

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False

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    Vanessa F. Married on 24/08/2019
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    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!
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    Alex T. Married on 06/07/2019
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    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
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    Alexi Married on 17/02/2019
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    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!
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    Elouisa Married on 13/09/2018
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    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!!
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    Courtney S. Married on 07/07/2018
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    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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    Michael-Ann Married on 14/04/2018
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    Fantastic experience!

    My husband and I got married April 2018. We had a lot on our plates outside of the wedding planning, but had started putting together our vision of how we wanted our day to be. We soon realized that we would definitely benefit from assistance with pulling things together. I was provided with a referral to Cristie and her team at Umbrella Events and was told that they were excellent to work with. That was an understatement!! Cristie went above and beyond helping me sort out all the numerous details involved with planning and putting on the wedding She worked with our vendors and made sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. We have had non stop compliments abut how great and well organized the wedding was. Cristie and her team made sure all the details were taken care of, down to the tiniest ones. She also had great recommendations for vendors that I hadn't yet secured, and made sure that they would fit into our budget! Cristie and her team from Umbrella Events were one of the BEST INVESTMENTS that we made and we HIGHLY recommend them!!!
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    Laura S. Married on 22/09/2017
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    Cristie was fantastic! She was so easy to work with leading up to the wedding and then did an amazing job on the big day. It was such a stress relief knowing I was working with her! She was always friendly and responsive to emails and calls. She made sure everything ran smoothly and on schedule and she even helped with decor and made the venue look amazing. I would definitely recommend Cristie!
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    Kelsey G. Married on 09/09/2017
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    Cristie made the whole day go by swimmingly. I could trust her, rely on her, and know that she would pull it all together. I wanted to be her friend because she made me feel so held and so loved. Everything I dreamed she got and brought to life. She also gave me great advice like 'now don't ugly cry' as I was about to walk down the aisle!
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    Naveen S. Married on 26/08/2017
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    Umbrella Events was amazing to work with! My husband and I met with them only a few times but they were so personable and easy to talk to that we were able to express our vision and ideas to them and know that they understood exactly what we wanted. As a bit of a picky bride I had absolutely NO negative moments working with Umbrella Events Coordinator, Jennifer! She was delightful and totally great the whole day.

    Thanks again, Umbrella
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    Jennie Married on 05/08/2017
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    I found out about Umbrella Events when my best friend hired Cristie for her wedding. I had never thought a coordinator would be necessary for my future wedding until I saw how amazingly efficient and helpful Cristie was at my friends wedding. She took care of details I never would have even thought of! Now I can say with absolutely certainty that it is a MUST to hire a coordinator for complete peace of mind, providing as much free time as possible to enjoy the day while you know you have someone you can trust who is taking care of all the details. Jennifer was the coordinator for my day and she could not have been more fantastic. Leading up to the wedding I (as an otherwise laid back person) was starting to really feel the stress. As soon as I met with Jennifer, my mind was instantly put at ease she laid out all of the details into a spreadsheet and was clearly more organized than I could ever be. This reassurance really helped me relax and take in the important moments rather than worrying about small details and the flow of the day. When I showed up to the venue I was blown away at how much Jennifer and her assistant had accomplished together and how PERFECT everything was. The same can be said for the end of the night when they so thoroughly cleaned and packed everything up, leaving me with no responsibilities throughout the night except to have a great time. I highly suggest hiring anyone from Cristies team, you will be so happy you did!

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