Here are a few testimonials shared by past Wedding Wise couples about their experience with us.
Bonnie & Darin
Okay... where do I begin? I am very organized and type A and originally thought I could plan my own wedding, but I hiring Julia was one of the best choices we made in the wedding planning process. Julia gives you such a sense of being taken care of - it took so much stress out of planning and made it enjoyable.
She brings so much value not just by reducing anxiety and providing design ideas - but through relationships she has in the industry that actually saved us money. If you're on the fence about cost, I guarantee it is worth it!!! She also provides the online portal Aisle Planner with so many helpful tools for checklist, budgeting, design, etc. Julia went above and beyond her responsibilities to make our day perfect. She helped take decor home, problem solved on the spot, and made sure everything perfect. We got a sneak peek into our ceremony while it was being set up and it actually brought tears to my eyes how beautiful everything looked. A brides and a wedding planners dream.
Julia is also just such a sweet, fun and caring person. We enjoyed all our meetings with her and consider her a friend post-wedding. What more could you want! We are so happy we hired Wedding Wise to be such a big part of our wedding day and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Julia! <3
Dianne & Jeff
It is important to preface this review by stating that there are no adequate words that will ever fully express how amazing Julia is. Her professionalism, service, vision and execution are of the highest quality - bar none.
As a woman planning a wedding from across the country whose fiancé was deployed for half of the planning duration, I knew I needed help keeping organized, meeting with vendors and planning the details. Of the handful of planners I interviewed, Julia was the only one who suggested we chat via facetime in order to truly get to know each other. It was from this beginning that I knew that she would treat this planning journey as preciously and personally as I would.
Her organization, attention to detail but most of all, her ability to really listen to what her clients want made the year long planning process so smooth, easy and effortless. She asked questions we never even thought of to be sure she could capture the essence of us as a couple and design the wedding accordingly. I was without a doubt the least stressed bride ever. Working with Julia gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy being a fiancée.
The most rewarding part of all of this was two-fold:
1. Walking into the wedding day and reception knowing everything was perfectly set up and would go off without a hitch. Both my husband and I didn't have a worry in mind except to have fun and to remember as many of the beautiful details of our special day as possible. And to say that the day was absolutely perfect is truly an understatement. Ours and all our guests breaths were taken away.
2. Julia, her team and the vendors she recommended were so professional and friendly - we still speak with many of them today! We walked away with friends and connections we will treasure and keep for a long while.
If you are a busy woman who wants a full service planner/friend or just needs help and guidance with planning one of the most important days of your life, you will do yourself a disservice by not hiring Julia and Wedding Wise. I recommend her with the utmost trust and confidence!
Vivian & Bill
When I started to plan my local destination wedding, Julia was the first vendor I hired. Like other reviewers, I consider myself organized and detail-oriented, but I also knew that I didn’t want to be stressed day-of so getting a planner out of the gate was essential.
There are many reasons why I hired Julia, but what really blew me away was her professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile. We did an initial consultation where Julia met me at my work. During our first meeting, I found her incredibly warm, organized, and easy to talk to… I knew shortly after that I wanted to work with her!
Since I only hired Julia for day-of coordination, our interaction was minimal during the first few months of our time together. With that said, Julia set me up with Aisle Planner which was a vital tool in keeping me organized with a master checklist which included little notes from her. Julia also fielded a bunch of questions from me – everything from vendor recommendations and wedding etiquette to general concerns I had about planning. Not only was she sensitive and receptive to my questions and concerns, she was hands-down the most responsive vendor I worked with. This kept me so sane throughout the process.
In the 2 months leading up to my wedding, Julia was excellent about going through all the wedding day details that I a) hadn’t thought about it, or b) procrastinated to think about. Having someone think ahead and keep me on track was invaluable. She even went above and beyond her role by calling up a vendor that I couldn’t get ahold of to make sure everyone was on the same page about day-of plans.
As for the wedding itself, Julia made sure everything went according to plan. She was on top of little and big details alike – everything from providing a sewing kit when we found out there was a hole in one of my husband’s wedding outfits to making sure we were running on schedule (and adjusting accordingly if needed). And she did all of this in nearly 100-degree weather! (Our outdoor wedding was very, very hot.) Overall, my husband and I love how our wedding turned out, and we both agree that we couldn’t have pulled it off without Wedding Wise. Thanks so much, Julia!
Olga & Derek
I wish I could give Julia 10 stars. I can't thank her enough for bearing with me and keeping me sane through our wedding planning process.
We booked her about 18 months in advance and I spent 9 of those 18 months stressing about all of the details that it was too early to even make decisions about. I really wish I had saved myself the stress and brain power because as soon as Julia got started everything was done in two shakes.
I must confess that I am a procrastinator, and that characteristic became even more pronounced during wedding planning. I didn't want a wedding because I knew all the stress that goes into the planning process, but I went with the wants of my husband and parents and agreed to throw it together.
Julia gently kept me on task and set me up on her wonderful planning tool that made all aspects of planning accessible and organized. I think one of her greatest talents was figuring out what our needs/wants were and narrowing the plethora of options down to 3 or 4 that fit our budget and vision. It was so helpful for a bride-to-be that is somewhat easily overwhelmed. She also took on the task of going through all the boring paperwork and giving me only what explicitly only I could deal with. Her professional network is well curated and she is very good at keeping it fresh. She doesn't work with just anyone.
Our wedding day was so extremely imperfect. So many things that were not in our control went wrong. I was so stressed and up to the point where I walked into the venue I was even regretting going through with it. But when I walked into the venue and saw Julia there, bringing my dream vision into life, all of the stress melted away. I knew that with Julia there, everything was going to go as planned. I knew that everything in our control was going to be perfect as possible. And it totally was.
Julia is a workhorse. I can't recommend her enough. Hiring her was the best decision I made in the wedding planning process. Our wedding would have been one giant jumbled mess with out her organization, knowledge, and guidance. All of her hard work actually made me so happy that we had a wedding.
Jessica & Nathan
Julia was absolutely amazing. From the day we started working with her we knew our wedding was in good hands. She was very responsive to all of our requests, helped us select vendors and attended several important vendor meetings to finalize all the details. Having our wedding on an island added a layer of logistical complexity that Julia managed incredibly well; helping our guests and vendors arrange shuttles and ferries to get everyone there with no problems.
On the big day, Julia orchestrated the entire event perfectly. One of the most important things for us was to not be stressed out on our wedding day, and Julia went above and beyond to ensure we both had a wonderful, stress free time.
Neither of us can think of a single thing that could have gone better at our wedding and we have Julia and Wedding Wise to thank for that! We can't recommend her enough to other couples who are planning their weddings, she is incredible!!!
Anita & Enoch
Julia was absolutely perfect and hands down the best money my wife and I spent on the entire wedding. We were unsure at first whether we even needed a wedding planner, given that we considered ourselves careful to detail and well-organized.
However, when we began feeling overwhelmed with individual vendors, we decided to give Julia a shot, and she did not disappoint. She jumped right in the middle of our planning and handled everything flawlessly - she reviewed contracts and addressed discrepancies, she maintained a timeline that was essential for the day of, she dealt with unresponsive vendors, and she troubleshot a myriad of other issues, small and big. The unresponsive vendors was definitely one reason we are extremely thankful for Julia; one of our assumptions was that all vendors would be as easy to work with as Julia, but that clearly wasn't the case, and her help in working with the others immensely reduced our stress levels.
Julia was great leading up to the wedding, and she completely outdid herself on our big day. If there were any problems on our wedding day, we wouldn't be able to say because either Julia's preparation and due diligence leading up to the big day made things go smoothly, and/or because she handled any potential crisis without us ever having to worry or even hearing about.
We cannot recommend Julia enough to anybody getting married in the Seattle area. We have nothing but praises for her, and I'm certain all of Julia's hard work will be among the great memories we have of our big day.
Jessica & Kevon
Julia has found her calling. Our wedding was perfect and ran so smoothly. The vendor team (all her recommendations) was an all-star cast. The ambiance was elegant and beautiful. I could not have asked for more. Bravo Julia!
Julia was our trusted adviser. All of her recommendations were on point; she was open, thoughtful, and sensitive to our questions and concerns. We always knew she was in our corner and had our backs.
During planning, Julia always remained calm and professional and reminded me it was MY wedding--something I think every bride needs to hear. The day of the wedding, she was discrete but very much in charge. She knows how to manage with a light touch, which is a rare and valuable skill. My mom and other family members were impressed at her composure and ability to run the show.
Julia had us pilot Aisle Planner, a collaboration tool for wedding planning. I'm an IT Consultant and Aisle Planner sang to my soul. We were able to keep track of our planning progress, vendors, budget, guest list/RSVPs, and invoice/contract documents all in one place. Julia kept us on track from the background, assigning us tasks with minimal email traffic--this was so crucial since my husband and I were planning long-distance and often had mismatched schedules.
I was hesitant about hiring a Wedding Planner because of the cost. But Julia was worth it. If you think about the effort, time, and money that goes into wedding planning, a Wedding Planner is incredibly valuable because of the expertise, advice, and connections they bring to the table. Julia probably saved us numerous hours, a huge chunk of change, and a lot of painful indecision on my part. To me, I knew I needed a trusted adviser/consultant to provide expertise and guidance and help me make decisions. Julia was all that and more. Our wedding was so beautiful and exactly how I dreamt it to be. Julia was a huge part in making that happen. Thank you Julia!
Nicole & Alan
Would I change anything about our wedding day? Absolutely not! Alan and I are so grateful for everything that Julia did for our August wedding at the Edgewater Hotel. Julia was professional, organized, readily available and attentive to all our needs before and during our wedding. She is well connected and offered exceptional vendor referrals. She attended all wedding related meetings and respectfully kept our budget in mind. I would highly recommend Julia because without her I don’t think we could have had such a wonderful and stress free day. She handled all responsibilities and kept the day running smoothly.
Thank you Julia for all the help over the last year- You went above and beyond and made our day so incredible!
Christina & Brien
Julia was the day of coordinator for my wedding this October. I was planning my wedding from across the country, and interviewed a few potential coordinators via phone. Julia stood out right away as super sweet and professional, and I knew from our first conversation that she was our coordinator. Julia is incredibly organized, which is exactly what you want as a bride planning from afar! We were able to meet up about a month before the wedding. At that meeting she already had my timeline put together and had thought of questions and details that in all my months of planning I hadn't thought of (which coming from a Type A bride means something!). One thing that stood out to me was that even though she'd just be coordinating the day of our wedding, she let me know that she'd be involved much earlier. She was always available to answer emails and questions. For example, not being from Seattle I had no idea where to suggest friends go for drinks and dinner. Julia came up with a long list of her favorite places which turned out to be great recommendations. Julia also said she would handle communications with my vendors a week out from the wedding so that I didn't have to be stressed. That last point was huge. I was able to let go and relax with my friends and family knowing my wedding was in safe hands. When I arrived at the wedding, I saw my vision come to life. Julia perfectly executed everything and made sure that the entire night went smoothly. I can't say enough good things about her, and highly recommend Wedding Wise to other brides!