Jennifer and Chris Kong
My husband and I are both busy individuals with little time (and interest) in refining the details of our wedding plan. However, we both wanted our wedding day to be memorable, not only to us but to everyone involved. Olivia understood this and she dove right in to make it happen.
So how can Olivia can add value to your event plan? Here's my top 3 reasons.
1. Olivia has taste
Olivia knows how to pick out quality products and service. Whether you have a need for invitations, wedding favours or make-up, Olivia demonstrates her keen sense of style by being honest. Olivia was not afraid to tell me after my make-up trial that I should either change the artist or demand a better application. Even though this was 2 days before the wedding day, her honestly reflected how much she cared about me getting the best. In the end, I took her advice and changed make-up artists. I never looked and felt better because of it!
2. Olivia pays attention to detail
As the first in my family to get married, Olivia guided us through the typical wedding template and proceeded above and beyond to coach us through details that might have otherwise been overlooked. These details included: incorporating a series of "surprise" guest presentations during speech program as well as ensuring that the caterer set aside a portion of appetizers just for the bridal party. These minor touches were not only essential to the smoothness of the day but also heightened our moods!
3. Olivia can manage people
Whether it be a group of rowdy groomsmen or two feuding mother and daughters, Olivia can crack the whip or ease the tension depending on the situation. Her high emotional intelligence and sharp wit is a perfect balance when it comes to managing egos, emotions and even power-complexes. She focuses everyone on the bottom line - which is to ensure the bride and groom have an amazing day. Her role as older sister, older cousin, and leader in community day camps transcend into people management skills.
The combination of excellent taste, sharp attention to detail and ability to manage people were critical to the success of our wedding and the happy memories that my husband and I, as well as our families share.
If I could give just one piece of advice to any bride-to-be, whose top priorities are keeping the peace, maximizing fun and making memories, it would be: hire Olivia as your event planner!
Jennifer & Chris Kong