Designed Dream Wedding & Event Planning is an award-winning company created to help you design your wedding the way you’ve always dreamed it. We will take you by the hand and lead you through the whole intricate process of creating the first, most important day in the life of your new family.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Toronto Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Fidan, from Designed Dream Wedding Planning.
Where have you been featured?
WeddingBells.ca, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Living, Today’s Bride, Canadian Living, Rogers TV, City Life Magazine, Elegant Weddings, The Wedding Co, Junebug Weddings, and more…
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
We do many types of weddings, from rustic and shabby chic to traditional and classy to whimsical and to luxury. We also do different cultural as well as multicultural weddings. Each wedding is unique for us!
Why do couples love working with you?
Because with us they get a personal touch and individual approach, because we like taking our time with the couple to get to know them better and to understand their needs, because we care about their story and because we usually provide more than is written in the contract, as our goal is to make our couples happy!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love every aspect of my job as a wedding planner, starting from the moment my clients and I get to know each other, and me getting to know their personality and starting to understand their needs, to the designing and planning of their big day. The best part is the day of the wedding, when you see the result of all your effort and time invested and when you see a smile on your bride’s face! It is always great to stay friends with your client even after a wedding and see how their lives develop!
How did you get started?
After planning and designing my own wedding in 2008 and creating unforgettable life memories, I started helping family and friends plan their weddings, as well as other events. With my love of beautiful weddings and passion for creativity I, a romantic by nature, was able to design weddings not only remembered by the bride and groom, but also by their guests.
With not one but two Master degrees and a rich experience in Marketing and Event Planning, I feel I have a lot to contribute to the modern wedding world. Pulling experiences together from all over the world (having spent significant parts of my life in Europe, Asia, and North America) I am able to include many inter-cultural aspects into my designs. This gives me an advantage in understanding and working with various cultures, all while ensuring the most cherished traditions don’t get lost in modern wedding design, but underline it.
What budget range do you cater to?
We work with all budgets.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
We usually set up a complimentary initial consultation, where we spend 1 to 2 hrs together and discuss details about the couple’s big day. We give them as much information as possible about our services and packages. The most important part is to figure out, if we are a good match for each other and if we will be comfortable working with each other for months to come.
OMG I honestly don’t even know what to start from! I could not imagine my wedding without the Designed Dream Wedding! A year ago, when I just started planning my wedding, I thought that I could do everything by myself. I never was so wrong. When I found Fidan, my life became muuuch easier and I actually began enjoying the planning process. Fidan was always there for me, every single detail was under her control. Fidan is an incredible person. She has an amazing personality! For any of my concerns, she was able to find a solution right away. She was absolutely everything for me! She was available 24 hours at any day! During this year she was more than a wedding planner for me, she was my Angel! All her help, attention to little details and her warm heart made me the happiest bride ever! I love her so much! Honestly, during this year of planning, she became a very important person in my life. Fidan was always on my side no matter what! The vendors that she recommended to me were true professionals and worked for me like I was their relative. She could stand me for the entire year, she was there for me while I was screaming, yelling, crying and laughing! Fidan came to my wedding day after giving a birth to her wonderful daughter two weeks before my wedding. She introduced me to her amazing team Jane and Christina who were doing absolutely everything for me on my wedding day. Fidan and her team helped me to have the wedding of my dreams. While I am writing this review, I am crying! Fidan did so much for me like she was my sister! She is the best wedding planner in the world! She honestly puts her soul into whatever she is doing! You can definitely rely on this person and everything will be perfect! She was doing everything that she possibly could just to imagine my vision and to make it real. I can’t even emphasize more how much I love this person and what she has done to me for my wedding!
-Inessa and Viktor
Hiring Designed Dream was the best decision we made – it saved our sanity! From the beginning Fidan was helping us set goals, giving us deadlines and staying on top of us so we met them (which is exactly what we needed). She did everything that she promised and things we never expected. Huge thanks to her for helping me type up my speech the day of since I couldn’t read my chicken scratch writing (Tip: Never hand-write a speech when tired – really, who uses pens and papers anymore, anyway?). And another special thanks to her for meeting and booking a vendor on our behalf to save us a trip to Toronto (Yay for one less 5 hour trip from Ottawa! Tip #2 – Try to get married in the same city you live in). The vendors she found us were amazing with amazing ideas and service that led to a gorgeous wedding (if we don’t say so ourselves). On top of that, she was constantly getting us discounts and getting them to throw things in for us (loved this!). Thanks to her hard work and all her troubleshooting, our wedding went off without a hitch. We know there were issues that night (e.g. “hello unexpected guests that did not RSVP”) but Fidan and her assistant, Christina, took care of them while we had fun. Our night was awesome especially since we didn’t have any worries – we knew we were in great hands. Thanks Fidan for all your work this past year and thanks to you and Christina both for dealing with everything on our wedding night so we didn’t have to. You are worth every cent and more!
Kelly and Mark
We hired Fidan for planning and coordination services. Having a planner from the start was one of the best and wisest decisions we could have made throughout our wedding planning phase! We decided on Designed Dream based on all of the excellent reviews! We can now attest to each and every positive review for Fidan. She is beyond awesome! She is super reliable, quick to respond to any emails/calls, and very pleasant to work with overall. She always went the extra mile to help us put our dream wedding together. She paired us with great and reliable vendors, including our perfect venue, our dream dress, our bridal car, etc. Through Fidan, we ended up saving some money as she helped us negotiate with many of the vendors for deals/discounts. She is also very precise, making sure to check every detail in each of our vendor contracts to ensure that we wouldn’t be faced with any unpleasant surprises later.
But what we loved most about Fidan is that she always knew how to reassure us and ease all of our worries whenever concerns or issues arose on our side. She is very organized and kept everything in check at all times. On the day of the wedding, we didn’t worry at all because we knew Designed Dream had our backs and were taking care of everything. We truly had a magical day and our dream wedding came true.
Thank you so very much Fidan for all your help, hard work, and patience with us! It was truly a pleasure working with you from the very start until the very end! We will most definitely miss you and planning with you. You were surely one of the best parts of our special day! Keep in touch!!!
Raissa and Earl