25 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!
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.
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!
Wedding Date: 11/8/2014
I hired Cara to coordinate the day of my wedding and at first I was hesitant about spending more money on my wedding. But I cannot express how much it was worth spending every penny! From the first day they took over the planning literally all of the stress that came with planning my own wedding was gone. Cara was beyond organized and on top of things and thought of details about my wedding day that I didn't even think of (and I am super creative and detail oriented!). I cannot tell you how many people came up to me the weekend of my wedding and talked about how amazing Cara and her staff were- yes that's right! Even my friends and family noticed how on top of things she was! Not to mention her hilarious and fun personality. She had my fiancee and I laughing the whole planning process and even the day of. She made the process of planning our wedding fun and exciting, not stressful. She took all of the stress out of it for us and I am confident our wedding would not have been as amazing or gone as smoothly without her. If you need a day of coordinator, do not hire anyone else!
Wedding Date: 9/13/2014
OUR WEDDING WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT STEFANIE!!! I had no idea what went into wedding coordination until this year, and I'm telling you- this is the best thing we could have ever spent our money on. Stefanie and Cara are the BEST. 5 star service, lovable, responsive, professional, confident, experienced and overall amazing. There is no crisis they can't handle, and most importantly, Stefanie helped us finalize a lot of details that we weren't sure about. She gave thoughtful suggestions without any pressure. Stefanie is all about making your wedding the BEST DAY EVER.
I was so stressed out coming into the last months before our wedding. Our services started 30 days out, and Stefanie literally swooped in and took all my stress off my plate. She has every single detail written out to make sure your vision is executed perfectly. There is a diagram created for the floor plan, the table setting, the seating arrangements- you name it. She handled all of my vendors and finalized every detail with them (details like when they will arrive and leave & how much I owed them etc), and SHE EVEN PICKED UP MY MACARON WEDDING FAVORS!!! I was so stressed on sending one of my bridesmaids to pick them up, and she took the initiative to pick them up AND hand deliver my final payment to my bakery. This is the white glove service I'm talking about here. She's like a fairy god mother!
During the weekend of the wedding, Cara stepped in to handle the ceremony rehearsal and she was fantastic!!! She took charge of a large room of people and got us all informed in less than 45 min. I felt 100% at ease. There was some confusion as to who should sit where since the room was tight, and she handled it so calmly and smoothly. She asked me a few questions and that was it- she had it handled!
The day of the wedding was a dream. Every single detail was perfectly executed. Stefanie is just this beam of sunshine and organization. She has every diagram and spreadsheet on hand to help guide guests and bridal party members to where they need to be. My decor and vision was better than I even imagined. During the wedding, she is cool as a cucumber and will talk you through every step of the way. I am so so glad I paid extra for late night leave b/c her team was able to pack up all my things for me and I could leave the night stress free. I literally fell in love with this woman during this process and you would be silly to not hire her.
Wedding Date: 9/6/2014
We were fortunate enough to have Cara for our September wedding in Austin, TX and were thoroughly impressed with her attention to detail and her fun-loving attitude. She was very easy to get along with and helped quite a bit to de-stress what is a very stressful event in itself. I wish that we had gotten a little more direction as far as things to anticipate the day of than we had gotten, especially when it comes to things like a photography list and traditions that we should be aware of but other than that, she was absolutely fantastic and made our day much less stressful! We would highly recommend her!
Wedding Date: 7/6/2014
My review is long overdue and that has no reflection on my experience with Your Wedding Your Way. Cara was my wedding coordinator. I can't say enough good things about my experience working with Cara and YWYW! I was planning my wedding from out of state, so she was invaluable. She was incredibly patient, easy to communicate with, and professional throughout the whole process. I was so happy to meet her on my wedding day. My friends and family said that they had a great time at the wedding and my husband and I did, too! The day ran smoothly with MUCH credit going to Cara and YWYW. I highly recommend Your Wedding Your Way!
Wedding Date: 6/21/2014
Before our wedding, my husband and I were about as green as one can be for wedding planning. To complicate matters worse, I was also finishing up graduate school in another state. After reading multiple reviews online, I decided to contact YWYW for some assistance.
We booked their services for the month of our wedding and could not be happier with our decision. We were able to handle most of the coordinating but it seemed that YWYW was able to take over right when it got really hectic for us. Stefanie was instrumental in helping us with finishing details, timeline and saving us money in some last-minute services as well. She was able to find a photobooth vendor about a day before our wedding for about half of the price that we would've paid normally! This service ended up being a favorite by our wedding guests. (I highly recommend booking a photobooth vendor since it helps keeps your non-dancing guests entertained.)
Stefanie and her assistant also did an an incredible job with setting up our decorations on the day of, all of our decor was breathtaking.
Please be assured that you cannot go wrong with with the services from YWYW, we had a seamless wedding. All of our guests were very comfortable, Stefanie did an incredible job with coordinating our wedding and organizing our vendors and guests.
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!
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.
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