20 total reviews
Wedding Date: 3/13/2011
We really struck gold when we found Steffanie and her team at YWYW. I recommend hiring her if you are a bride who actually wants to ENJOY your wedding and not run around worrying about everything like a crazy person. She will take care of every last detail for you, no matter how small or how silly. And she will make it seem effortless, because she is really good at her job.
I was hesitant to hire a wedding coordinator, because I thought my detail-oriented, planning nature would prevail and I could handle everything on my own. Well, maybe if I did not work a full-time job, had an endless number of hours in the day and gave myself a full year to plan the wedding, I could have pulled it off. But with my busy schedule, limited budget and 7 months to plan, I was being a little delusional. It did not take long for me to feel very overwhelmed with all of the details and appointments and plans. Though we only hired Stephanie for the "day-of" services, she was an excellent resource throughout the whole planning process and was invaluable throughout the whole month leading up to the wedding. She always answered my questions promptly and was happy to point me in the right direction if I was unsure of something or needed advice. Since I handled most of the vendor arrangements for the first 6 months, I barely focused on the actual "day of" and the flow of the ceremony, the whole reason for the event! A few weeks before the big day, Steffanie and Kristin sat down with future husband and me at our venue and talked through every last detail of our ceremony and reception to make sure they fully understood our vision for the day and to cross all the "t"s and dot all the "i"s so that we didn't have to worry about it.
On the actual wedding weekend, Kristin and Steffanie worked like ninjas during our rehearsal and, of course, on the day of the wedding. We are probably one of the only couples in the world that didn't have a single thing go wrong at our wedding. I know, it's weird. Looking back almost five months after the wedding, I am confident that YWYW was the key ingredient that made all the difference for us. With Stephanie we found the perfect blend of professionalism with a great sense of humor and ability to make wedding planning FUN and enjoyable. Seriously, hire them without hesitation!
Farmers Branch, TX
Wedding Date: 5/7/2011
Stefanie and her team are so great! We hired them for a day of planner. The service starts one month before the ceremony and is fantastic. She called each of my vendors, created and sent a wedding day time line, etc. She went above and beyond what we had expected. I would hire Stefanie and her team right away.
San Antonio, TX
Wedding Date: 3/19/2011
We only hired YWYW for the last month, to carry out all the loose ends and the day of. She jumped in head first with all of my crazy demands and ideas and all my crazy vendors and took charge. She did an excellent job of making light of issues and fixing them before I had time to freak out. They are quite a steal for the money!
San Antonio, TX
Wedding Date: 5/10/2014
Stefanie and her team are the absolute best! I had my wedding at the LBJ Wildflower center in May and it never would have been possible without Stefanie. We had a couple of issues that she made so simple! First- we were using the same area for the ceremony and the reception. She was able to seamlessly transition the space during the cocktail hour saving us a huge amount of work. Also, the venue is not mainly a wedding venue so they had nothing on site. Stefanie did an excellent job working with our caterer, band, DJ, etc. to make sure that all the necessary pieces were exactly where they were supposed to be. We hired YWYW for the month of wedding planning and it was perfect. We found the venue and all our vendors, but she organized all of them the last month and even booked our "get-away car" for us! She thinks of everything! One more wonderful thing I will say about Stefanie is that she handled our family dynamics very well! She gave us tons of options for split family seating, who would walk who down the aisle, all that stuff. Made the tension so much less on the big day. do yourself a favor a go with Your Wedding Your Way! You wont be disappointed!
Wedding Date: 4/12/2013
We were not going to have a wedding coordinator. As the wedding got closer we started feeling a little overwhelmed. We used Your Wedding, Your Way for "the day of" our daughter's wedding. It's really a month and it was definitely worth it. Stefanie and Kaylyn were so nice and easy to work with. There was so much to do that we didn't realize needed to be done until it got closer to the wedding. They took care of everything and everything went very smoothly. We could not have been happier and will recommend Your Wedding, Your Way!
Round Rock, TX
Wedding Date: 4/21/2014
Cara Overhoff was my wedding planner for my big day. To be honest I questioned myself if I needed a wedding planner. I had already done most of the planning when I decided to have Your Wedding, Your way help me for the last month leading up to my wedding and the day of my wedding.
Cara was super friendly and gave her advice on many things such as decorations, wedding sparklers, and guest book ideas. What I was stressed out about was not knowing how everything was going to get to the venue and how it was all going to be arranged. Cara did an excellent job with all of this and made my day stress-free.
Thank you so much Cara!
Corey & Tad
Wedding Date: 3/28/2014
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Stefanie and Cara with Your Wedding, Your Way. We booked day-of coordination with them about 6 months in advance, and in my original meeting with Stefanie she was very helpful and gave lots of ideas and suggestions we ended up using.
About a month before the wedding, Stefanie let us know that due to an emergency situation, Cara would be taking over as our coordinator. The transition went very smoothly and Cara never skipped a beat in taking over and easing our concerns.
My husband and I had made a couple of rookie planning mistakes throughout the process, so Cara had her hands full trying to take care of all the typical month-of wedding details in addition to trying to help us remedy our mistakes. She was an absolute lifesaver! She basically took over all communication for me with vendors and made herself available to us what felt like 24/7.
Everything on our wedding day went exactly as Cara and I had discussed. My husband and I absolutely cannot imagine what we would have done without her! Even after the wedding, when we were in a bit of a tiff with a different vendor, Cara and Stefanie both went to bat for my husband and I to make sure our voices were heard and that we were satisfied.
Using Your Wedding, Your Way was absolutely the best investment we made for our wedding!
Wedding Date: 4/19/2014
After the wedding my daughter said, "Dad, if I had an extra million dollars I would not change a thing. The wedding was perfect and exceeded my expectations and dreams." Cara Overhoff of Your Wedding Your Way made it all happen! Cara and her company are world class, fun, and great to work with!
Wedding Date: 3/29/2014
I chose the wedding coordination services that began a month prior to my wedding. I will be honest, they were very sweet and friendly, but not exactly what I expected. In my first meeting with Stefanie, I was told she would be my wedding coordinator. I was very excited about this, as she presented herself as very professional and organized. Sadly, when I received the contract, another wedding coordinator, Cara, was assigned to my wedding. Stefanie apologized profusely for this miscommunication. This was acceptable to me after having spoken with Cara (who was on maternity leave and kind enough to take the time to speak with me). Cara was very friendly, funny, and understanding. Leading up to the wedding, she was helpful. We met a month before with the wedding site coordinator to tack down details. Things seemed to be organized. As well, within the month before Cara had me fill out her Excel spreadsheets of specific details. I am sure this kept her very organized. She was a little difficult to get ahold of on the phone though.
As I have said before, Cara is very nice and friendly. It is not my intention to come across badly. However, I was a little disappointed. The circumstances as they were, Cara was unable to attend the wedding rehearsal due to another client's family circumstances. Which were more than understandable. Cara's assistant was kind, and certainly accommodating in dealing with my sometimes stubborn family. Be that as it may, I believe this limited Cara in specific details of my wedding. Cara and her assistant arrived at 4pm, for my 6pm wedding. Is that normal? Nonetheless, for my wedding my family had chosen to do some of the decor. This was represented in detail in a layout (completed in person with Cara and wedding facility a month prior). After I had my hair and makeup done, I walked over with my bridesmaids to the wedding site to get into my wedding dress. When I walked into the facility, the decor items were not where I had intended their placement (as designated on the layout). Cara told me, "Oh, I thought you had changed your mind," when I asked her about it. Ok, maybe understandable because my family had done the decor (besides flowers). Of course my wedding went off pretty seamless. And I suppose it was due to the "behind the scenes" work. I guess my frustration lies in having to "look for" Cara (and her assistant) multiple times throughout the evening. But hey, my mom says they were very helpful in taking everything down at the end of night. So, that is a plus!
Wedding Date: 1/18/2014
I interviewed 3 different wedding coordinators before deciding that YWYW was the best fit for me. I selected their "day of" package, which was far more than just day of assistance. We met initially to discuss what my vision of the wedding was, and Stefanie was great about throwing out ideas and suggestions, as well as pointing out important things to consider that would otherwise have gone completely ignored. She also gave me lots of great suggestions on how to cut cost without losing quality. Stefanie was professional and very responsive. She went above and beyond to ensure that the vision I had for my wedding was realized, that vendors arrived on time, and if there were any hiccups the day of I certainly knew nothing about it. Wedding guests complimented me on what a great job she did, and at one point she even sent an assistant to go buy some children's Motrin for one of the kiddos that took a spill on some steps. Above and beyond! The cost of the day of coordination was well worth the expense. Her assistance afforded me more time to spend with my guests, rather than run around making sure things were getting done on schedule.
Wedding Date: 10/26/2013
I had the great pleasure to work with Stefanie, Cara and Kaylyn for our wedding this past weekend and I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without them. Stefanie and cara were amazing during the planning process- they really made making decisions easy by providing quotes from several different vendors. Ultimately, all I had to do was pick between a couple of options for each service. I'm a full time graduate student and I cannot imagine trying to plan our wedding by myself. These gals really know what they're doing and they actually made planning FUN! Kaylyn was fantastic as the day of coordinator, so many people raved about how calm and organized she was throughout the whole day. Brides: please do yourself a favor and hire Ywyw immediately. I swear, it'll be the best money you spend!
Wedding Date: 10/12/2013
I hired Stefanie from Your Wedding Your way for the day of coordination which really she starts working with you 1 month before and I am so glad I did! I am a OCD planner and like things a certain way but I knew that on the wedding day I couldn't do everything. Stefanie was a life saver! We talked about the wedding the month before so she was up to date on everything and talked to all my vendors for me it was great! All the little details and things I hadn't thought of Stefanie made sure to go over. For our rehearsal it was short and to the point which was awesome. Then came the wedding day and I was so nervous and I forgot about everything but I knew I was in good hands with Stefanie. She was there to make sure things like the corsages and boutonnieres were put on straight, that the cheesecake arrived on time, that my candles were turned on, that my dessert table was refilled, cut my cakes, passed out my dancing props, made sure that all the vendors were doing what they were supposed to. I was just so overwhelmed and so was my family but Stefanie was always there to save the day and keep things flowing. Little things that came up Stefanie was there to help smooth it over and help me keep my head straight. She was there when I needed her but not hovering over me at all which I loved. I seriously don't know how a bride handles a wedding without a professional coordinator because it's seriously a lot to handle and you don't truly know until you have been through one. So do yourself a favor and if you have to fix your budget do it but you have to invest in a coordinator because you will be so glad you did. TRUST ME! And Your Wedding Your Way is the best! We can't thank Stefanie and her staff enough! Thank you!!!
Wedding Date: 9/22/2012
Stefanie was the best at working within our budget and making our dream come true. She helped keep me and my fiancée on track and organized. I know that I could not have done it with out her. She was always positive and helpful. The contacts and friends she had made with other vendors saved us the amount of money it cost to hire her. I am so glad we hired YWYW. And, I would recommend anyone hire YWYW to coordinate a wedding.
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
So glad we had Stefanie and her team for the last month of planning the wedding. Have her for the day of was exactly what we were looking for in a Wedding planner. Took care of the details and made sure we all stay on the time line so that everyone enjoyed the reception. The only negative that has nothing to do with Stefanie is that we did not want the night to end. Actually some of my friends stayed in the rocking chairs at Barton Creek until 3:00 am....
Wedding Date: 5/28/2011
5 stars all the way. Kristen did a GREAT job.
Wedding Date: 11/12/2011
From the moment i met Kristin form Your Wedding Your Way, i knew that she just had to plan my wedding. Her upbeat personality was just what i needed.
She kept me calm during planning, and became more than a wedding planner. She became part of our family.
She did the most incredible job. All of her recommendations for vendors were amazing, and the day was so stunning. You plan and plan for your wedding, and it is so hard to see the finished product but Kristin did an amazing job.
Check out a clip of our day: http://vimeo.com/32183435
I know that if you choose Kristin as your wedding planner you will not be disappointed.
The service for the price you may is unmatched.
we love kristin and your wedding your way!
Round Rock, TX
Wedding Date: 10/15/2011
I had met with a couple planners before Stefanie and she was the only one I really felt comfortable with. She's very friendly and easy to talk to. She was also kind and flexible enough to work with us and our contract when we had to make a major change to our plans. I booked her for the loose ends, early leave package since I really just wanted someone to coordinate on the day of the wedding. The price was the most reasonable I had found and Stefanie and her assistant ran everything smoothly the day of. She is very organized and offers suggestions and insight without being pushy at all. I'm confident that the more comprehensive services they offer are provided with the same level of professionalism and results!
Wedding Date: 11/5/2011
We can not say enough wonderful things about Stefanie at Your Wedding, Your Way - her hard work made our wedding completely stress free. Everything ran so smooth and I was able to enjoy every minute of my wedding because of their service. Also, we were having major wind issues and her and her assistant re-rolled all of my napkins and helped come with ideas on how to place everything in the weather - so I did not have to stress about it at all! She is AWESOME!
Wedding Date: 9/10/2011
Stefanie and Kristin are both very very very good. Very reasonably priced for the services provided, i love them!!
Pope Valley, CA
Wedding Date: 6/18/2011
Unfortunately, I have experience in the hospitality industry so my expectations I suppose were higher than normal. What was even more unfortunate though was the complete lack of professionalism that I experienced with Stefanie and Your Wedding Your Way on my wedding day. Even if I had had no prior experience, this was a nightmare. I was originally assigned another coordinator from their company- which was completely unstructured and organized in her emails (this wedding was being planned in a short time period and from a distance but PROFESSIONALS should know how to handel and COORDINATE in these circumstances), so much to the point that I was passed on to the owner- who understandably was the reason her employees lacked the professionalism that was necessary for coordinating events. She was awful. For starters in our meeting the week prior- we were going over her notes in her binder about the day of- I don't know how many times I had made this issue clear in my emails and phone calls but SOMEHOW they missed it again- EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN DOWN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER ON HER NOTES THAT WE WERE GOING OVER- they asked my mother and I- "when is the Father Daughter dance?"- when it clearly states- "Father is deceased their is no Father Daughter Dance." My mother almost burst into tears- this was just cold and proved their lack of focus on individual clients. Every single issue was given -about that much attention- little to none. They never placed my thank you gifts for my guests- so they never got them. They arrived at 4:30 for a 6:30 wedding. She had two helpers that weren't even supposed to be there and she sent MY GUESTS without my knowledge to go get more ice- TWICE- so they missed the family photo immediately after the ceremony and then again during dinner and the speeches. She was rude to my guests when they asked her for direction- i.e. where should we place these water bottles? Her response was a smirk and an "I don't know." Even to THE GROOM- he asked her if the beer should be on ice because it still hadn't been and she was very rude in her response to him as well. She was supposed to be there in advance to take inventory of all items- which she wasn't, so the room where my guests were supposed to gather for air conditioning LOOKED LIKE A BOMB went off from the scattered rental items and garbage everywhere- it was disgusting and horribly embarrassing and this was what I saw just before I walked down the aisle. I couldn't even focus on being excited about walking down the aisle because I was seeing RED from the embarrassment and anger I felt towards my coordinator. The wrong song was cued for my walk down the aisle- which was CLEARLY printed in the program. And then they cued the music at the wrong time for the postlude- so they stopped them and then started them over again instead of just rolling with it. They also didn't help pace or coordinate the ushers with their responsibilities for seating guests. She was helpful leading up to the wedding with some last minute loose ends- finding fans and extra lighting and service. But other than that her day of coordination was pretty much nonexistant which was the real reason we hired her. I could list other mishaps from her lack of direction but the review has limited characters allotted. Too bad you ONLY GET TO DO THIS ONCE, because that is what I will forever remember about my wedding- not the wonderful coordinator who made it all "happen" like you see in "The Wedding Planner".
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