Planning a wedding while living outside the country is not easy. In addition, the bride, groom and families had very busy work schedules. Krista entered the picture and took control of the situation, providing homework, rationale, and reminders while remaining kind, considerate and patient. Krista is a great combination of practicality, insight and expertise. She hopped on board with relatively little time to spare and guided us through the planning process that resulted in a beautiful wedding. Krista was an invaluable resource that I would definitely recommend. It also is noteworthy to add that a Bar Manager with many years experience mentioned that Krista was one of the best planners that she had worked with and would look forward to working with her again. Well done, Krista. You managed us (we needed it!) and the wedding planning process beautifully.
My husband and I had a destination wedding in Mexico in November. Upon our return to Kingston Ontario, we decided to have a reception for family, co-workers and friends who were not able to attend our wedding. Despite our wish to keep our party relatively simple, we found that it was still becoming a lot of work in combination with our very busy schedules, and decided it was too much to plan on our own. Enter Krista, owner and creator of Smart Weddings and Events, and her brilliant event planning skills! Krista was very thorough and attentive in helping us to refine our vision of what we wanted our reception to be, thinking of (and dealing with) details we had not even considered! She made suggestions without pressuring us in any way, and then proceeded to pursue our proposals and decisions in a timely manner. Even when I fell behind in answering emails, she never lost patience and would provide gentle reminders to keep me on track. As we had already had one wedding, we wanted to keep our reception as economical as possible, and Krista was full of creative ideas (including the venue we ultimately chose and our very cute mason jar decorations), and she kept searching her many connections for options until we found what we were looking for at the price we wanted. The day of the reception, Krista seemed to be everywhere at once! We had a fabulous party without all the usual stress leading up to it, leaving us free to enjoy and dance the night away! She even led the clean up efforts at the end, gathering gifts and decorations so we and our families did not have to think about it. All of our guests commented on how much fun they had, and how relaxed my husband and I were. If you are looking for an organized, creative, fun and thoughtful wedding planner to lessen your stress and help keep you excited about your event, we would highly recommend Krista!