Hi, I’m Ariette!
By day, I’m a therapist-in-training pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling. By side hustle, I run around town coordinating people’s wedding days and special events; I also love to write and podcast in my free time. I started this wedding coordination business in 2017, out of a love for organizing events and bringing people together. I first got into all of this when friends asked me to help me with their weddings, and upon realizing I had a knack (and love) for it, I began to start getting asked by more people to help out with them. Thus, this side hustle began!
Five fun, random facts about me!
- I love watching musicals and beautiful melancholy music. Les Miserables, anyone?
- I strongly believe in mental health care — that’s why I pursue counselling as my day job. While I am not your therapist when I’m your planner; for my couples whose weddings are stressful because of family tensions, friend drama or other conflicts, I empathize with you. I’ll be as supportive as possible! <3
- GOD is my #1. On this side of heaven, I want to love God and love others well.
- Fiction books are my literary escape. 2019 favourite: Everything is Figureoutable.
- I love Japanese culture, stationery, style, and cuisine. Sushi friends, anyone?
Why Wedding Coordination?
I am a romantic at heart, an organizational nerd and I like to help others. Pair those together and you get someone eager and efficient to plan and coordinate events! (Plus, I have a great team!) Most importantly, I love love!
For you: A smooth, stylish and sweet day to cherish.
As an empath and an event planner, my team’s goal is always to connect with clients to understand your needs and make sure you have the most enjoyable and smooth wedding day possible, without you needing to worry about anything on the day-of. You should enjoy your big day! Regardless of budget, our team will be creative and resourceful to meet your needs. We hope to celebrate with you soon or to help you plan your next event! Please email us for an initial meeting to chat about your event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here to help you coordinate your big day.
What is coordination exactly?
A few weeks before the wedding, we’ll have a meeting to make sure everything is taken care of and get on the same page. We’ll do a venue walk-through and a rehearsal on the week of the wedding. On the day-of, we’ll get to your venue to help set out signage, place cards, arrange party favours where they should be, light candles, oversee the caterers and decorations get set-up, and prep the wedding party before entrances. During the event, we will keep you on schedule, and keep things running smoothly.
I’m planning my wedding myself; and my family members are pretty involved… Do I really require day-coordination?
We aren’t going to say everyone NEEDS to, but we highly recommend it! Even the best planning couples need it. Hiring out keeps you from needing to ask a friend/family member to do it (it might be a lot of pressure and stress for them!), and even if you’re organized, someone still needs to make sure that all your carefully made plans is well executed! We can speak from experience that hiring a professional takes a lot of pressure of friends/family (because when they’re working your wedding, they’re really working) and can help things run smoothly.
What’s the difference between planning and coordination?
Planning = the logistical organization that takes place BEFORE an event
Coordination = the logistical execution/implementation of plans made
We offer both planning & coordination services, with day-of coordination as our most popular package.
Click the page links above to learn details on the service you’re interested in!
All coordination services include:
1) Event Day Timeline
2) Rehearsal Rundown
3) Day-of Direction
Treats & Patisserie Catering
Wedding cakes, dessert tables, cupcake towers, cheese spreads, and more…
*Update for 2020-2021: We have added savoury treats by request!
What sets us apart from other wedding planner vendors is that we offer dessert catering, so you don’t need to look for a separate vendor if you’re trying to keep things simple and love a sweet two-in-one deal. Our team’s Cherry Tsui, a GBC Chef School alumni baker, will make your dessert dreams come true. Love is sweet, have some treats!