"I've never considered contacting a wedding planner after an event to thank her/him, even when the ceremony/celebration runs smoothly and s/he does a great job. You, however, are different. ... Thank you for your kindness, your professionalism and your ability to see things in perspective. ... You are perfect for what you do."
Cantor Leslie Friedlander
Allison with Davis Row transformed our event. She took a seed of an idea that we were working with and helped us not only crystallize our vision but execute it in a way that became more than memorable. When we first connected with her about the event, we were unsure of location or even type of location we should aim for. She clearly presented us an array of options with the relevant specs for each - giving us options without overwhelming us. She handled all the "business" of the event, allowing us to just enjoy it. I think my favorite contribution of hers was this: my wife and I are not big on sweets, so we weren't particularly interested in the tradition of having cake. But, we weren't opposed to the idea of SOMETHING to take that tradition's place. So, Allison, knowing us both, and knowing our tastes took it upon herself to present us with a cheese plate instead of a cake - an idea so great we were floored and we never would've been able to come up with on our own. This all brings me to this: Allison helped us create a night we will never forget. And she did so by being creative, flexible, collaborative and above all else, a friend to us while we worked on this zany project of a party. We couldn't have done it without her and I'd recommend no one else should either. Thanks, Allison!
—Alexandra & Daniel
“Allison made us feel like we were the only people in the world that matter and like our wedding was her only priority. She made time for us no matter what.”
Sabrina & Jeff
Allison is a GEM! We were doing mostly okay with our planning basics, but had hit wall and needed help with finalizing our schedule. Allison heard us out like a PRO, writing down everything we said and suggesting the final details we hadn't yet thought of. Within a day, she had turned all her notes about what we needed to do not just the schedule, but also a personalized to-do list and contact sheet. I would have lost my mind (and had way more arguments with loved ones) without her. She's wonderful to be around and she knows everything you don't even KNOW you don't know.
—Madelyn & Arya
We were having trouble thinking about our wedding day as a whole. The little pieces we could do, but bringing it all together and making it fun for the guests was tough. Our wedding was challenging in that it was two different cultures coming together, and Allison helped us navigate that. She saved us by making it all make sense.
Originally, we thought that planners all have very strong opinions and force you to make certain choices. But Allison was so flexible in making it about us. She took our ideas and executed them more beautifully than we could have imaged. People keep telling us to this day, six months later, that our wedding was the best wedding they've ever been to, and that it was beautiful and sophisticated but still felt effortless and fun. The feedback from everyone has been unanimously positive. Jeff's dad, who is usually pretty quiet, even approached us during the reception and said "you throw a hell of a party!"
Allison made us feel like we were the only people in the world that matter and like our wedding was her only priority. She made time for us no matter what. We were so happy to have her be a part of our wedding, because we were able to relax and be fully present in the moment knowing that she had everything under control. When we walked into our reception, our minds were blown by how beautiful everything was. She got exactly what we were going for in ways that we hadn't even been able to articulate ourselves.
We had a wonderful, fun, and stress-free time at our wedding because we could trust Allison and her team to make the event amazing! Allison, you're fabulous and everyone should hire you! Thank you!
—Sabrina & Jeff
My husband and I were a month away from our big day when I realized that I would need the help of a wedding coordinator to pull off decorating and setting-up the restaurant that has to host our small intimate wedding. A quick Google search yielded Allison’s article on the “A Practical Wedding” website, and I was so thankful to see that what she offered as a wedding consultant perfectly matched my needs. We were thrilled by her friendly, warm and highly supportive attitude in the run up to and on our big day. Things went perfectly from start to finish with Allison’s professional and courteous touch, and we were able to just enjoy the evening with our guests without worrying about a thing. She is sincere and attentive to detail; a true blessing for any stressed out couple planning their big day!
—Athullya & Mark
Working with Allison was great! She is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and personable! I feel like working with her feels like working with a friend who just also happens to specialize in wedding planning. It's a great combination! Having Allison to work with made me feel confident that everything was under control and I felt so much less stressed. I highly recommend her!
—Lara & Jason
For months prior to our wedding, my now husband I had gone back and forth about whether or not to hire a coordinator--he was firmly in the "no" camp, feeling strongly that our venue, which provided their own coordinator, would be able to handle the job. I knew with all we had planned and all the details we wanted to execute, that having our own experienced planner was necessary. We decided the table the matter until we got closer to the wedding date. I had originally found Allison while in search of a party planner to help with my bridal shower. She reached out to me swiftly and we had a lovely phone chat. It became clear immediately that we absolutely needed her as our wedding coordinator! By the time we had finished our call, I was convinced she was perfect for us. Throughout our call, she conveyed a confidence and professionalism (but also a super friendly demeanor) that put me at ease--the exact feeling I wanted to experience on the wedding day (seriously, it was like talking to a long lost friend!) My then fiancé soon met Allison and was just as convinced as I was! Fast forward to the wedding. The morning of the wedding, I pointed out to Allison what felt like a million little details that needed to be figured out or executed that day. I fully expected something to fall through the cracks with the chaos of the day, but as I looked around the wedding and reception, I saw that Allison had not only taken note of all the details I had hastily mentioned, but everything was in its place and perfect! That's the relief and feeling you want to experience on your wedding day--knowing that all the the things you and your fiancé planned and discussed for months were exactly as you wanted them.It was not just us who sang her praises-- the other wedding vendors and our venue loved working with her and the guests even cheered her name during the reception dinner! Our wedding went seamlessly under her care. We were able to relax and actually enjoy our wedding, as we were so confident in Allison and her abilities. Its a feeling I wish for all couples! Hiring her as our planner was some of the best money we spent on the wedding and I can't recommend her highly enough!! She's utterly wonderful!
—Keshia & Corey
“Things went perfectly from start to finish with Allison’s professional and courteous touch, and we were able to just enjoy the evening with our guests without worrying about a thing.”
Athullya & Mark
“Our wedding went seamlessly under her care. We were able to relax and actually enjoy our wedding, as we were so confident in Allison and her abilities. Its a feeling I wish for all couples! Hiring her as our planner was some of the best money we spent on the wedding and I can't recommend her highly enough!! She's utterly wonderful!”
Keshia & Corey
Banner image by Karlie Louise Photography.