Their Words... Not Mine...
Photo courtesy of George Street Photography.
Yara is everything you could ask for in a coordinator and so so much more... She has the most calm, cool, and collected personality, which is EXACTLY what you need in your coordinator to get things done and quickly in case anything could possibly arise. In your first consultation, she lays out all of your options and all the things you can expect during your planning--and then goes the extra mile on top of that. We asked for Yara's help with "day-of" coordinating, but she was also able to help with other things like combing through all of those wordy contracts to make sure we didn't entangle ourselves in anything shady with the vendors, and she was communicative even many months before the wedding to check in on how we were doing with planning and offered help where she could. Her input/perspective is so valuable, we even asked her to come on multiple vendor meetings with us, even though it wasn't required of her; which just goes to show her commitment to helping us! She proposed many questions with the vendors (and of us) that we didn't even think of, and really helped us with all the details we would've otherwise missed. She also has a way of getting the attention of your bridal party and having them listen. She was able to keep our bridal party focused during rehearsal to get it done, and everyone ADORED her! Many people told me that there were some details that weren't on plan (like technical difficulties, etc), but we legit had NO IDEA because Yara took care of EVERYTHING for us, and we were truly able to enjoy our big day WITHOUT ANY STRESS! Some of my bridesmaids are also getting married, and wanted to pack up Yara and take her with them to their respective cities for their weddings. We truly can't thank Yara enough...
"Yara was amazing through the whole planning process. She was always available anytime I needed anything or had any questions. On our wedding day, she came prepared with an emergency box of things I never even knew we’d need, including a steamer which was a lifesaver! She was right there taking care of every single detail down to the T, and not one thing went unnoticed. All of our friends and family raved over how organized and put together everything was. I’m still getting comments about it to this day, over a month later, that it was one of the most organized events they’d ever been to. I couldn’t have done it without her by my side. She handled everything so effortlessly and flawlessly. We love her and I can’t wait for my friends and family members to get married to have her working with them! " - Rana
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Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Nicole Photography.
"Yara was fantastic. With a strong Type A personality, and as an Enneagram 1 (perfectionists, responsible, fixated on improvement), I knew it would be difficult for me to find someone I could trust to handle the most important (and expensive) day of our lives. After our first consultation with Yara, we knew she had what it took to execute our best-day-ever. Yara made us feel comfortable every step of the way. She took a detailed review of all our planning documents, asked important questions, and gave helpful suggestions so we could all put our best foot forward on the day-of. If we thought all that prep-work was reassuring, she really shined on our wedding day. She is exactly why you hire a coordinator. She thinks on her feet so you can enjoy your day without worrying about anything. We had a problem with another vendor and Yara took care of it so we didn’t have anything to stress about. In the end, we didn’t even notice anything was different from our original plans. No wedding is ever 100% perfect, but that is why you have to have a perfect Coordinator. Yara is that coordinator."
Photo courtesy of Morgan Lynn Photography.
“I could not imagine our wedding day without Yara. She worked on our day of timeline compiling every last detail into a list for all of our vendors to review. From the moment we stepped foot in the bridal suite at Hotel ZaZa, she was there with a box full of goodies like an emergency day of kit. One of my Bridesmaid’s needed double sided fashion tape and she got it for us. Yara and her assistant put the boutonnieres on all 13 of our groomsmen and ushers. She even helped pull off our champagne toast in the party bus with our wedding party. I always envisioned celebrating on the way from the church to the reception, but she made it happen. Yara was always there right when we needed her. To say we bonded is an understatement. She even helped me get in and out of my enormous ballgown to use the restroom numerous times! She was so thoughtful, considerate, calm, cool, and collected. Having Yara as our day of event coordinator was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding day.” - Jaca
Photo courtesy of Daria Ratliff Photography
"Yara was the lifesaver I didn't know I needed on my wedding day. My mom and I like to do things on our own, so we of course approached my wedding as the ultimate mother daughter project. We knew to really enjoy the day we needed to hire someone for the day of to take care of the details. We talked to a few wedding planners but no one felt right. Everyone was overpriced and did not give us any reassurance that they would take care of the things we really cared about. When our photographer recommended Yara, my mom went to meet her not expecting much. Yara blew her away. My mom called me to rave about Yara and could not say enough nice things. We instantly had the peace of mind we were looking for. Because we pieced our wedding together ourselves, we probably asked too much of Yara. She coordinated our vendors, managed a hired help staff, and had to set out decorations based on some poor photo diagrams we provided. She pulled it off flawlessly. Her natural, calm demeanor is a much needed balance to a stressed mother and daughter. Every time she approached me regarding my reception timeline, it was a comfort to see her.
My mom and I are truly grateful for Yara's continued support throughout the wedding. We had the best time rehashing the event with her the next day and getting the real details on our vendors. Apparently we had a few hiccups that went unnoticed by my mom and me thanks to Yara's professionalism. What I am most thankful for was that Yara's services allowed my mom to really enjoy herself. She deserved it after putting so much work into the perfect day." - Emily