Charlene was excellent to work with. She met with my daughter several times and always was on top on every aspect of the wedding. Her recommendations for other vendors as hair stylist and make-up artist was exactly what we needed.
On the day of the wedding Charlene had the whole evening flowing perfectly and on time. We had to change our venue from an outside wedding to indoor due to rain and she was on top of everything. My husband and I just had the evening to enjoy the wedding and our guests. Thank you Charlene for helping make the day come off perfectly.
(This mom was out of state and wanted to assure that her daughter's wedding day was perfect.)
Dave & Shannon, Martin's West
I couldn't have done it without her! We could not have done it without Char & Cheryl. They took care of things that we hadn't even thought about. What a blessing they were to have on the wedding day and leading up to it.
Jessica & Jason at Turf Valley
I love Charlene and her team. I used her services for partial planning and she and Corinne were great! Char is very well connected in the wedding industry and knows a lot people. I booked a couple vendors myself and I was scared that they would not show up. I did not worry about Char's vendor. I had faith in her relationships with them, plus ALL of her vendors were very talented and reasonably priced. Char is very flexible with the planning. I had so many ideas and changes and she was okay with all of them.
From Erica's mom:
There are just not enough superlatives to express how wonderful you and Corinne were!!! We could never have done this without you. Thank God we found you. We will wholeheartedly recommend you to everyone we know. The evening was magical and perfect! We love you!!
Bonnie and Darrell, Sheraton North Towson
Thank you for making this day so easy for me. Of all the choices about my wedding, hiring you was the best one I made. I know I coudn't have done it without you. Thank you all your hard work.
Michele and Darren, Ripken Stadium
Beforehand Char kept me on task and made sure every detail was addressed. There was so much I didn't realize that needed to be done so it was a tremendous help keeping me focused. On the day of, it was exactly what I wanted and needed. I was able to enjoy every minute of the day. I am so thankful that I can honestly say that was the best time ever!
Cathy and Joe Graves, The Lafontaine Bleu
I have to say I don't know how I would have made it through my wedding day without the help of Charlene. When I first started planning the wedding, I was doing everything myself and was just going to ask a friend to help out the day of the wedding to make sure things went right. From the moment I contacted Charlene, I knew she would be perfect! I made all the initial planning with vendors, etc. All I really needed was help the day of to make sure things went as I had planned them. Charlene took everything a step further .. not only was she a coodinator for the day of the wedding, she met with me several times prior to the day to make sure everything was set and planned appropriately. She contacted everyone prior to the day, gave all the vnedors an itenerary of the day, came with me to the final meeting at the reception hall, she went above and beyond what I ever expected. Besides making me feel at ease before the big day, on the actual wedding day as any little thing came up, Charlene was right there to take care of it. My husband wasn't really involved in the planning but after the wedding stated that he was glad she was there. He really liked having Charlene there to tell us when we needed to cut the cake, when we needed to dance, and generally be there to guide us through the day. His quote exactly, "We would have been lost without her." The whole day was a dream come true because Charlene was right there to make sure things were fixed right away. I am forever thankful to her and her assistant Cheryl for rmaking our day, truly a day to remember!
Cathy's Dad: Being one of the unusual father's who actually took an active interest in the planning details I look back on the wedding day realizing each aspect of the event. As is true with all complicated events, some things will happen that the best laid plans cannot prevent, such as the rain and the limo driver who got lost. But I was amazed and pleased at how many small problems you identified and corrected before they became issues, such as the incomplete flower delivery. Most importantly, however, was your orchestration of the days events. Beginning with your assistance to my daughter at our home, you kept everything moving on time. At the church, the bagpiper was kept in place so he didn't overpower the strings, the groomsmen were timely ushered in, the bridesmaids were paced, and all went seamlessly. At the reception, you guided the bridal party entrance, "confronted" the banquet staff to hold them to my daughter's plan, and even helped to gather gifts at the end of the reception. You used your best efforts to insure the plan my daughter envisioned was implemented. When I now hear someone talk of their wedding plans, the first thing I ask is if they have a wedding coordinator. If they do not, I strongly suggest they give you a call. Thank you again for all that you and Cheryl did to make my daughter's day very special.
My brother, Paul & his wife, Susan
Here's some encouragement from my "little" 6' 4" brother when I started my business. An older picture but my brother and his wife are such a good looking couple!
Char, I'm so glad you're doing this! It really seems to be in sync with your spirt. I think you're perfect for it! Just a little encouragement from you're little brother.
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I just wanted to say thank you to you and Corinne for all the work you did at my wedding and for helping in the weeks leading up to it.
We had such a relaxing honeymoon in the Bahamas! The weather was great, the beach was perfect, and we had a lot of fun together!
I had such a wonderful time at our wedding! My ONLY problem was that it was over way too fast! I feel like I blinked my eyes and it was over! Everyone warned me that would happen! I do remember lots of the day though! It's funny, even though it poured down rain and there were apparently tornado watches in the area, I hardly noticed it! It was what was meant to be!
Jason and I are so thankful for everything you did to help us have an amazing wedding! You were so thoughtful and helpful throughout the entire process that you alleviated much of the stress we had! I know I didn't talk with you much on our wedding day, but I know that you were making sure things were happening the way we wanted them to happen. I am so grateful for that. Thank you.
If you ever need a recommendation for a bride, please let me know. I would be glad to share my experiences.
Once again, thank you so much and please keep in touch.
Jen & Jason
Heide & Dave @ Bethany Beach
Hiring a wedding planner was a great decision for us. It helped us to make sure we covered all of the details weeks before the wedding. Then, day-of, we were able to relax and get ready without worrying about the other vendors. I would recommend Your Day Your Way to assist in any way they can for your wedding.
Sara & Michael,Visionary Art Museum
Just having our wedding coordinator review our contracts was worth the money. Cheryl found two discrepancies which could have been embarrassing and expensive.
Cheryl did a very good job coordinating the rehearsal (herding cats), but having her there the day of the wedding was priceless. As mother-of-the-bride, I could relax and let her take care of the details.
Amy and Keith
I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work for my wedding. It was an absolutely perfect day. I couldn't have dreamed of a more wonderful wedding. And we LOVED the decorations in the honeymoon suite! It was just perfect! Thanks again Charlene, you and Cheryl were wonderful to work qwith and I will continue to recommend you to friends.
(Amy and Keith were married at the DC Mormon Temple and their reception was at Hillendale Country Club)
Our sincere thanks to you and Cheryl for assisting in my son's wedding. You were both efficient and took a lot of pressure off my mind knowing you were there to see that all ran smoothly. It was a perfect day and a perfect wedding.
Sophia and Brandon, private home on the Eastern Shore
Was that the craziest wedidng you have ever been involved with ??? I see the sun shining as Sophia & Branden said their vows and the rainbow, as a special blessing for the marriage from God. Again, you and Stefanie were in great demand that day/evening and we appreciated the service very much.
This wedding was on the Eastern Shore the day the truck fell off the bay bridge and had traffic tied up all day and into the night -- my most challenging wedding ever! As if that wasn't enough, it started raining right before the ceremony and it had to be moved inside.
Nicole and Eric, Ceresville Mansion
If I could describe in two words how I felt on my wedding day, it would be "Fairytale Princess". I honestly felt like I was living in a dream throughout the entire day. I know that I could not have had such a wonderful day without your excellent coordinating and partial planning services. Many of our guests are still saying how they coudn't believe how everything just flowed so smoothly, considering our semi-untraditional style. One of the finest compliments we received was from as guest who said "you couldn't tell who the coordinator was because everything was flawless". Charlene, we really appreciated all of the hard work and dedication you put into our wedding. Your professionalism, warm personality and great attention to details really shone throughout our wedding. It is quite evident that you have a special gift and a genuine love for people and the work that you do. I would highly recommend your services to any bride who desires to be as stress-free as possible on her wedding day as well as the weeks heading up to the wedding.
Eugenia and Lloyd, Sheraton Baltimore Towson, Photo by John Zito Photography
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for working so hard and diligently on my sister's wedding. It was truly fabulous. It was everything that I wanted it to be for her. I am so elated that I had the opportunity to work with you and your staff. I thank God for pointing me in the direction of the Event Network Guide because I would have never found you. The phone has been ringing for two days, saying how nice everything was. Thanks for sharing in Gina's and Lloyd's special day.
Carrie and Chris, Quiet Waters Park
Hi Charlene! Is it over already? It just seems like yesterday when we started planning. Anyway, I think the wedding turned out real nice. We received so many compliments on everything from Rev. Bob to the buffet. I would like to thank you for ALL that you have done for us .. I could never have done it myself. You truly did make it "my day". Again, thank you .. it was so nice to have met you and I will pass your name on.
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