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Editor’s Note: for this Wedding Planners in London Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Amy, from Unmistakably You.
Where have you been featured?
Style Me Pretty, Weddingbells, Offbeat Bride, The London Free Press, Wedding Ring, The Gazette and more…
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
All kinds! I love big, splashy, over the top elegant ones, as well as low-budget beautiful ones. Part of the reason I love my job is that every wedding is different, and I get to help reflect the personality of the couple in planning their big day. We’re great at pulling together details and focusing on every element, whether it’s a luxe affair in a ballroom with the best caterer in town, or a rustic barn wedding with tons of DIY details.
Why do couples love working with you?
I think people are drawn to our “yes we can!” attitude – my team and I seldom say no. It’s our goal to make a couple’s dream come true, no matter what that entails (within the limits of reason, of course!!). We’re very organized and detail oriented, and I think that’s why clients trust us with their big day.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love being involved with a couple’s ‘biggest day’ – they’re so excited and happy, for the most part. I’m an organizational freak, and I apparently thrive on stress, so I really enjoy the challenge of predicting potential issues and preventing them from happening, and from solving the unforeseen problems that occur on the wedding day. My goal is to make sure that the couple’s day is perfect for them, and my team and I will do whatever it takes to help the day go as seamlessly as possible.
How did you get started?
I got married, and I really liked the whole process! I started looking into what it would take to become a wedding planner, got myself certified, and hung out my shingle, so to speak. In later years, my husband confessed that he never thought I’d do even one wedding, but we’ve been consistently growing every year since!
What budget range do you cater to?
We work with all budgets! We’ve done everything from <$10 000 to >$100 000.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
I have a showroom in Old South, and I love to sit down with clients over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and chat about their vision for the wedding day. This lets them see if Unmistakably You is a good fit for them, and gives me a good idea of what they’re looking for. Being in the showroom allows clients to see and touch decor elements, look at our yearly portfolios, and really gives me a sense of what they want their wedding to look like. If, after the no-obligation free consultation, they decide to work with us, there’s a contract we have them sign, as well as a retainer, then we jump in with both feet!
For those of you who are thinking “wedding planners are too expensive, we can’t afford that in our wedding budget” – think again. Hiring Amy as our DOC was the absolute best decision we made. We definitely ended up saving money overall as her prices are amazing.
Like many other brides, I spent the first few months of my engagement on Pinterest planning out my dream wedding. I had so many ideas floating around in my head and it was so hard to determine how to pull everything together. We decided to use Amy for our décor and her advice was invaluable – she really helped me to bring my “vision” to light and develop a cohesive theme. It was also nice to have an honest third party to talk to who wouldn’t get upset if I didn’t like their ideas. Where Amy really added value was to help me to determine what décor items would have the most impact, while still being conscious of our budget. We received so many compliments on all of the little details and how personal our wedding was.
Amy’s outstanding creativity was evident when she custom designed our wedding invitations, seating chart, menu cards, and wedding day signs. We received so many compliments on how unique the stationary was! The price was fantastic as well – significantly cheaper than everywhere else I looked.
My hubby and I both have relatively demanding jobs and hiring Amy significantly reduced our wedding planning stress. About a month before the wedding, we had a “marathon planning session” with her to work out our wedding day timeline. She thought of everything and really helped to keep us on track in that final month. Our wedding day ran so smoothly and it was so nice to just be able to relax with my bridal party in the morning and just show up!I truly felt as though Amy became our friend through the wedding planning process and I can tell that she really cares about her clients and wants their “big day” to be the best day ever. Absolutely the best decision we made…!!
-Alexandra and Mike
Amy from Unmistakably You is simply awesome. I planned my same-sex marriage in Port Stanley, ON from British Columbia using the internet and hiring all my vendors without ever meeting any of them. About 3 weeks before my wedding I realized that I was risking the enjoyment of my day by being the only one who really knew what was going on. So I hired Amy. Amy is respectful of LGTB unions and both my partner and I felt like true brides in all our communication with her. She is an excellent listener, organized and very detail oriented. She helped me when my dress got stained right before going down the aisle, hunted down our rings when they were left in my father’s car before the ceremony, found all my ‘bridesmen’ when we wanted one last picture with them and made us feel special the entire time. There are many other things Amy did for us, but it would be hard to list them all because she handled many things without us even realizing there was a problem. It was afterwards when my family started mentioning all the things she did that I realized how invaluable she was. I highly recommend her.
-Shannon and Melissa
I must admit, at first I wasn’t sure I wanted to hire a day-of coordinator. I was very picky with my wedding vendors and trusting someone with the day-of wedding responsibilities that could live up to my detail-oriented, semi-“Monica Geller” ways, was a big task. I was on the hunt for someone great, but reasonably priced. When I saw that Amy’s package names were wine-themed (our wedding themes were autumn and wine), I knew it was meant to be! We are SOOOOO happy we hired Unmistakably You for our wedding day coordination. While Amy was already booked for our wedding day, both she and Genevieve worked together to make sure our day was a success. Even though my vendors had strict instructions not to contact me on the wedding day, a vendor emailed me 3 hours before the wedding and presented a problem (seriously, who does that to a bride?). I was so happy that Amy and Gen swooped it to replace some broken vases and told me that the problem was solved before I could even get worked up about it. I had so much fun on the wedding day because I didn’t have to be on top of all the details anymore! Thank you so much! I highly recommend!
-Sharon and George