When we started to plan our wedding, we soon realized that hiring someone to help us with day-of wedding coordination was essential to ensure the event would go off without a hitch. After our initial meeting with Kari to discuss how she could help us the day of the event, we immediately felt at ease knowing she would be in control on the big day.
Kari worked tirelessly to ensure our vendors met or exceeded our expectations. Prior to the event, Kari was in constant contact with our vendors and managed all timelines perfectly. We heard from so many of our guests that it was one of the most beautiful and smooth weddings they had ever attended and that credit in large part, goes to Kari.
Kari is a strong communicator with a genuine passion for ensuring her clients' expectations are exceeded. She has the unique professional ability to effectively manage situations, people and ideas while maintaining a calm and collected demeanour. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Kari and could not have done it without her!
Andrea & Steve
We chose Kari Lywood to be our same-day coordinator and you should too. First, she came highly-recommended by friends of mine who used her for their wedding. My wife wanted to do a lot of the wedding planning herself, and overall we found Kari to be a perfect combination of being hands-on when we needed her and standing back and letting us do our thing while still keeping a watchful eye.
At the first meeting we knew we had made the right call: Kari met us at a date, time and location that fit with our schedule and asked us questions about different aspects of our wedding such as theme, venue, decorations, and a whole host of other things that really hadn't occurred to either of us. I believe her first question was about our "vision" for the day and what we hoped it could look like. She gave us the guidance we needed to bring that vision to life.
Many meetings and emails later the day of the wedding came and Kari was single-handedly wrangling our families, the flower girl, co-ring bearers (none of whom spoke English, by the way!) and generally making sure that everybody was where they needed to be with a minimum of stress and worry for the bride and groom.
We are very glad to recommend Kari for your same-day coordinator. We are confident that she will do as fantastic a job for your wedding as she did for ours. We certainly hope she will...because our wedding was awesome.
Thanks again, Kari!
At first I was hesistant to hire a wedding planner. Now looking back on my experience with Kari and her involvement in the planning of our wedding I quickly realized that it was the best decision I could have made. Kari spent countless hours working out flower details, discussing decor and planning the overall outline of the day, as well as attending meetings at our venue and with vendors. Her involvement in planning our wedding really made it well organized and stress free, giving us the opportunity to sit back and enjoy every moment.
Thank you Kari for doing an amazing job. Your attention to detail is amazing and we would highly recommend you!
Liz and Scott
For anyone reading this still deciding whether or not to give Kari a call..JUST DO IT. We had our wedding and reception on the same day (we're talking a 15 hour day here with 400 people) and it wouldn't have been such a seamless and PERFECT day if Kari hadn't been our planner.
Leading up to the big day, Kari was always just a phone call, e-mail or whatsapp message away. She was also always ready to meet up if need be. She even took the time to meet both sets of parents just to ensure everyone was on the same page! Kari recommended vendors based on our needs, was the main point of contact, and resolved any issues or concerns we had with the vendors.
Kari took the time to understand what was important to us and accordingly communicated that to all our vendors and ensured they followed through. She kept us calm when rain was in the forecast for our outdoor wedding, ensured we enjoyed OUR DAY and dealt with the power outage at our second venue (the power returned half hour before guests were to arrive..we had no clue she managed such a crisis till after dinner!).
We are more than happy we had Kari by our side that day. All our friends and family loved her as well! It's best to always have a professional like Kari manage your day versus opting for a family member or friend just to save on cost. Trust us when we say..Kari is priceless!