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Anna and Anne did do an excellent job of following through on all the set-up instructions I gave them … . And with their help, we were able to keep the flow of activities (ceremony, cocktails, first dance, dinner) moving along on schedule. But what I am most thankful for was their quick action on items we never could have seen coming. We were short two boutonnieres? No problem; Anne and Anna pulled some flowers from a centerpiece and manufactured two on the spot. Somewhat major wardrobe malfunction minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle? Anne and Anna made sure the officiant and musicians quickly got the word that they needed to stall a bit while one of my bridesmaids miraculously repaired my dress. And when the greatest drama of the evening took place—a guest of honor having to unexpectedly leave the reception in an ambulance—Anne and Anna took care of re-adjusting the evening's schedule and keeping things on course while my family and I were busy dealing with the situation.
I just can't say enough about how grateful I am that Anne and Anna were there, and that they were quick and responsive and thoughtful and level-headed—exactly what we needed! The cost of hiring them for the day seems negligible in comparison to the sense of certainty and relief that I felt throughout the day. Thank you guys so much!
Ellen & Steve
Rockwood Manor Park, Potomac, MD
Anne and Anna were extremely helpful throughout both the planning and execution of my wedding. They helped finalize timelines, work out details, and took a lot of stress off of my mom and me. They made sure we were all where we needed to be on time and even took all of our gifts, leftover decorations, and wedding cake back to our condo the night of our wedding. Talk about service!
Christina & Will
St. George's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA
& Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA
I am so grateful that Anna and Anne were my day-of-coordinators. Thanks to their help my husband and I didn't have to worry at all on our wedding day. They are a great team and really kept us organized in our last month of planning. We had done the planning on our own, but it was incredibly helpful to have Anna and Anne for questions and help with the day-of-logistics. Our wedding was perfect and I am so glad that they were there to take care of everything.
Margo & Dave
The Carnegie Institute, Washington, DC
Everything in the cocktail hour, reception and ceremony was set-up exactly as we wanted it and even better in some instances. We were thoroughly impressed with how well everything came together. Their timliness with e-mails was great! I also think they have a great dynamic between the two of them and are able to get everything done, organized and allowed me to be stress-free. Even though our officiant ran the majority of the rehearsal, I'm still glad they were there to coordinate behind the scenes things and gather up last-minute decorations and programs and such. Thanks a TON!!!! We truly wouldn't have had as wonderful a time at our wedding if it weren't for you both - you are professional and timely and everything a bride and groom could want from their wedding coordinators! I will definitely recommend you both 100 times over to anyone who asks!
Molly & Matt
Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington, DC
& Ft. Myer Officer's Club, Arlington, VA
I mostly worked with Anne, and she was so sweet and offered to help with anything I needed. The day of the wedding both Anne and Anna were there, and they did a great job keeping correcting the few "issues" or "problems" I had all while keeping me in the dark about them!
Amanda & Robert
Fairfax United Methodist, Fairfax, VA
& Waterford Fair Lakes, Fairfax, VA
Hiring Graceful Weddings was the best thing we did!!! We signed on less than a month before the wedding and it was well worth it. Graceful Weddings helped us organize the ceremony and the wedding coordinator was invaluable on the day of the wedding!!! It was great to just ask the coordinator to find something out and she could answer any question!!! I highly recommend hiring Graceful Weddings if you as the bride want to actually ENJOY your wedding day. The coordinator did all the little things for us and it made ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!!
April & Drew
The Carlyle Club, Alexandria, VA
I thought [Graceful Weddings] did a great job communicating in the month leading up to the wedding. I thought you were very accommodating...I never felt that I couldn't ask for help with any tasks. Thanks so much! It was wonderful working with you and I will definitely recommend your services (and already have) to future brides.
Jennifer & Matt
Newton White Mansion, Bowie, MD
Having two coordinators was amazing, while Anne was able to oversee the reception set-up, Lauren was able to check in with the bride and groom before the ceremony and get everyone in and out of formal photos ahead of schedule. I think the last thing I, or my mom, wanted to do was clean up after the reception, it was nice to have your team there to collect things like grandparent's cake topper and make sure I received them the next day. [They] executed all details as requested. [They] exceeded expectations by bringing potential issues to light during the planning process, and solved any issues that arose on the wedding day in a professional manner. Anne and Lauren are just so pleasant and efficient, I did not worry about anything the entire day.
Sarah & Chris
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA
& The Carlyle Club, Alexandria, VA
We were thrilled that our day was worry free. Everything was well run 'behind the scenes' and we didn't have to think twice about anything. This was the exact reason we looked into booking a coordinator. The day of services were by far the best thing we got out of the deal. Not having to worry about setting up the reception or making sure deliveries arrived or not and that everyone got paid was really wonderful. We had the whole day free to enjoy our wedding.
Anne & Dan
Emanuel Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA
& Hotel Monaco, Alexandria, VA