Tula Events is an experienced wedding planning company that specializes in Day of Wedding Coordination, Full Wedding Planning and Consultations in Toronto (GTA), Niagara and Muskoka. We offer flat rate pricing for all our services, including our Full Wedding Planning Package.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Toronto Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Laura, from Tula Events.
Where have you been featured?
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
Tula Events provides Day Of Coordination, Partial Planning, Full Planning and Consultations for all types of weddings. We have planned weddings at the War Museum in Ottawa, Toronto’s Distillery District, at a private residence in Muskoka overlooking the lake, at The Alton Mill with food stations, and even a wedding spread over 2 days – one day was for the Hindu ceremony and the other day was for the Catholic ceremony.
Day of Coordination is our most popular service because clients see the value in having a wedding professional execute the details while they enjoy their special day with family and friends. We have had Day Of Coordination clients come to us with less than 2 weeks before their wedding and they are amazed that we are able to jump in and take over in such a short amount of time. With Partial Planning and Full Planning, our clients love how we personalize their wedding to reflect them as a couple but also as individuals. We are able to come up with unique and creative ideas that leave a lasting impression on guests.
Why do couples love working with you?
Tula Events is known for our high level of customer service, organization, and stylish decor designs. Our goal is to make our clients feel like they are the only wedding we are planning, even though we are busy planning other fabulous events around the City.
I have had clients tell me that they feel like they have known me for years and consider me a great friend. Our relationship doesn’t end on the wedding day. I end up planning or coordinating their friend’s and family member’s weddings which allows me to see their marriage and family grow throughout the years. It’s amazing!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
What I love most about being a wedding planner is seeing how relaxed and happy our clients are on their wedding day. By having my staff and I there on their big day they know that everything will be taken care of, which allows the couple to focus on what is really important which is marrying their best friend.
How did you get started?
I started Tula Events 10 years ago when I worked in the restaurant industry in Toronto. When I moved to San Francisco a few years later I helped a friend plan her wedding and then I was hooked! I loved every part of it and wanted to plan more weddings. Not too long after that wedding I moved to Calgary, where I became certified with The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and planned my first real wedding in Canmore, Alberta, just outside of Banff. When I returned to Toronto my business really started to grow. Now I plan weddings all over Ontario in Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, and Muskoka. And starting Fall 2015 I will be expanding to New Jersey/New York!
What budget range do you cater to?
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
First, we inform the couple if we have their wedding date available for the service they require. We then meet in person at a local coffee shop where we talk about the couples needs, wants, concerns and how they envision their wedding day. This gives the couple a chance to get to know me and to decide if I am the right match for them. I show them my portfolio and examples of budgets and itineraries that I create for clients. A package with a contract is then presented to the couple to review. Once the contract is signed the planning process begins!
My husband, Tyler, and I hired Laura Scott of Tula Events as a day-of coordinator for our Toronto wedding. We knew that we wanted to do a lot of the decor ourselves and fill our day with personal touches, so we felt it would be best to hire someone who could help us with set-up and keeping the day running smoothly.
What we received from Laura was so much more! From our initial meeting, Tyler and I knew that we would be in your best of hands. Laura is incredibly warm, professional, personable, friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic, and she’s probably the most organized person I have ever met.
Laura’s day-of wedding coordinating services cover far more than just keeping our wedding day running smoothly. We felt her support from the moment we decided to work with her. Laura is always one step ahead, and whenever she could sense a potential issue, she provided us with options to avoid any difficulties. Laura was always eager to pass along information and valuable contacts she has gained through past experiences. Through her, we hired a fantastic hairstylist and a wonderful dog-walking company to take care of and include our dog.
Laura was always quick to answer phone calls and emails. She checked in with us frequently leading up to our wedding, and was diligent about making sure we had all the support we needed, and that we kept up with all of our tasks.
Laura provided us with a comprehensive itinerary for our wedding day, calling all of our vendors in the weeks leading up to our wedding, assisting with the wedding rehearsal and organizing a venue visit with us.
Also of note, Laura built a solid rapport with our other suppliers, vendors and our minister to the point that we received praise from them on our selection of such a professional, organized and capable coordinator.
Tyler and I know that we are one of the few couples out there who can happily say that our wedding day went off without a hitch, and we owe much of that to Laura.
~Jaclyn and Tyler
My husband and I were married this September at the Warehouse Venue in Toronto, we hired Tula Events two weeks prior to the wedding… It was the best choice we made! Laura was the epitome of professionalism, she had a way of making my husband and I feel like we had known her forever, something that resonated with the whole bridal party. I was blown away by the attention we received and the amount of detail that went into her work, Laura did not leave one stone unturned. Needless to say this was by far the best value for our wedding budget. We did not have any concerns on the wedding day, Laura handled every single detail with grace and kindness. From the itinerary she created, to perfecting the details of the décor, coordinating all the vendors (and there were tons..it was an empty space to start) to making sure our families were taken care of, she was fabulous. I will never forget the feeling I had when Laura took me into the reception area alone to relish in the moment my husband and I had created… It was something that I would never have considered to do on my own. I would not hesitate to recommend Tula Events to anyone! Every vendor and guest spoke so highly of Laura and her ability to manage such a large scale wedding. Laura helped make our day stress free and magical, she understood our vision and amplified it. We are forever grateful. You will not regret hiring Tula Events.
~Joana & Jason
My husband and I began working with Laura three weeks before our wedding. We needed assistance with décor and day of execution. Needless to say we could not have gotten through the day without her. Even with such a tight timeline, Laura essentially provided and executed all the ideas for décor for the day of. The result was beautiful. My husband and I are not too fussy when it comes to décor – but Laura was able to integrate a little bit of the both of us in the final presentation. My husband is a writer and Laura cleverly incorporated books into our centrepieces. Laura stayed on budget and true to our vision. She was always very prompt with communications; responding and adapting to any changes that were thrown her way. When it came to day of execution, she was an absolute organizational wizard. She coordinated with all the vendors to make sure that everything arrived on time; she worked very closely with our venue to ensure that all the details would be executed as planned. Laura basically ran our rehearsal which was fantastic because the resulting ceremony the day of the wedding went off without a hitch. I can confidently say that my wedding was one of the best days of my life. I felt calm and cool through the day, owing in large part to the fact that I put all my trust in Laura. She was able to wrangle our large and boisterous families and ensured that the day ran smoothly so that my husband and I could sit back and enjoy our day. Thank you so much Laura!!
~Natalie & Matt