As an out-of-state bride, I knew early on that I would need help planning our dream wedding. I searched for planners on The Knot and was drawn to A Simple Affair Events almost immediately. The glowing reviews from brides who had met with countless planners before committing told me that this was a company who cared about its brides. I sent an inquiry and Tina was in touch less than 24 hours later. She was warm, knowledgeable, and attentive from the start. My now-husband was a bit skeptical about hiring a planner at first. Within weeks, he was regularly commenting on how lucky we were to have Tina in our corner. She worked tirelessly with us for nearly a year. She connected us with fantastic vendors. She helped us figure out where and how to best spend our wedding budget. She moved mountains to incorporate details that were important to us. For example, our wedding was very family centered. We married in my husband's family church on my parents' anniversary. We wanted to honor our families and recognize those who could not be with us by hanging framed photographs of them on the church pews, which did not have an obvious place from which to hang photos. Tina made it happen. When the doors opened and I started down the aisle, I saw my husband, our friends and family, and the smiles of family members who have passed. That moment is priceless to me. Tina's attention to detail and diligence carried over to the reception. We had to incorporate a rain plan days before the wedding. She found and installed a beautiful pipe & drape that made the space warmer and more classic than it would have been without it. The room was perfectly executed with every detail we had discussed in place. Thanks to Tina's excellent florist recommendation, we had fabulous floral displays, including a large hoop full of floating tulips. Tina and her assistant transitioned the hoop from cocktail hour seating chart to cake cutting backdrop seamlessly. If there were hiccups on our big day, we weren't aware of them. Tina had everything handled, which gave us time to enjoy each other, the event, and our friends and family! At the end of the night, Tina willingly and flawlessly executed the perfect sendoff, picking up lighted balloons in the middle of the reception, distributing them to our guests at the end of the night, and directing them on how and when to release them as we walked by. We had rented a classic car, which showed up more than fashionably late. Before it arrived, Tina had an excellent backup plan ready for execution. When the car did show, she quickly transitioned back. These are just a few examples of Tina's dedication and commitment to her couples. We are so grateful that she was with us throughout the planning process. Her vision is unmatched and her execution is flawless. Without her ideas, we would not have had the wedding we did. If you're not sure whether you need a planner, talk to Tina about it! She has a realistic sense of how the process works and what's required. She will tell you the truth and you will always be better for having her guidance. She is worth every penny and, frankly, probably many more than she charges. We are convinced that her vendor connections and advice saved us more than her fee. Tina is the best out there. If you want to enjoy both the planning process and a magical day, A Simple Affair Events is the planner you need!
I was the bride that 1) did not want my friends or family to being doing anything on wedding day except celebrating and taking it all in, and 2) already had a very good idea of wedding costs and the look I was going for (thanks to being part of many close friends' weddings). So I knew I may not need a full on wedding planner, but definitely wanted professional guidance and someone to make sure that a year's worth of planning came together seamlessly on wedding day. I contracted with Tina for her day-of coordinating services (which is more of a full month-of service) and that is exactly what Tina was for me - a sanity checker, a person I could bounce ideas and fears off of, and a woman who absolutely ran the show on wedding day. She became like a member of the wedding party and I truly enjoyed meeting with her and just chatting it all out. I had an ALL STAR vendor team (many of which Tina had worked with before), that she helped to keep on track and running smoothly. I have never seen a wedding go off without a glitch...until mine. If you need a dependable, reliable, genuinely interested in perfection planner/coordinator - CALL TINA NOW..do it...stop searching..CALL HER. I have friends who are using Tina for her full planning services and they feel the same way about Tina as I do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Tina!
Tina made our wedding dreams come true! She helped us develop our overall vision, recommended specific vendors she knows personally that would fit with our wishes, and helped with all the contracts. In the weeks leading up to the wedding she communicated consistently with the vendor team, made sure everyone was on the same page, and was always so professional and sweet. She wa kind enough to be flexible with our difficult work schedule and made sure we had every question answered. She and her assistant were helpful, kind, but not overly obvious throughout the wedding and reception. They made sure the logistics and vision were executed flawlessly! We had tons of compliments on our special day, all thanks to A Simple Affair!
Tina was the glue that brought our wedding weekend together.
We ultimately asked Tina to be our Wedding Coordinator after meeting with 2 other options. From the start, we could tell Tina was honest and forthright in her feedback on our vision and how she could help make it a reality.
Throughout our year of planning, this honest feedback was critical to our success since we were planning our wedding from 400 miles away.
As a result, we really appreciated Tina providing a curated list of her “go-to” vendors. While I’m sure we could’ve asked Tina to setup meetings with various other vendors to meet and compare offerings, we didn’t always have that flexibility being so far away from Charlotte.
During our trips to Charlotte, Tina would set aside large blocks of time for us to meet, visit the venue, and meet with vendors. Her dedication to making sure we got the necessary face time on a limited schedule was invaluable. She really did an amazing job making sure that whenever we were in town, she was with us for most the day. Not only was this important to us, it was also appreciated by the Bride's parents.
Once we got closer to our big day, Tina really stepped up and hunted down vendors we struggled to get a hold of ourselves. This was a huge stress reliever as we knew Tina would be in contact with everyone to finalize day-of plans.
On our (rainy) wedding day, she quarterbacked some minor layout adjustments and kept us in the loop as to how plans were shifting with the weather. Throughout the entire day, she truly stuck to our vision and what we discussed and made it work within the confines of the situation.
We loved working with Tina and certainly couldn’t have made our day happen without her!
Tina is absolutely fabulous. As our month of coordinator, she flawlessly executed the plan for our wedding day after reviewing all contracts. She provided a timeline to help our day run smoothly and met requirements of all of our vendors. Each time we met Tina was professional, on-time, and dedicated to helping our vision come to life. Tina also joined me for vendor appointments when needed. She maintained great relationships with all of our vendors and made sure they knew where to be and answered questions from them so we could have a worry free day. She had a plan for everything, and took the time to understand our vision. She is super easy to get along with, and suggested vendors or ideas each time we asked for suggestions. A Simple Affairs Events was one of the best choices we made when planning our big day!