You’re either reading this because you’re just starting out planning your wedding, or you’ve been planning your wedding and you had no idea how much work it would be. I was in the former category, and having never participated in the wedding planning process, I had no idea what a wedding coordinator did. I only found Marshecka after I had given serious consideration to cancelling what should have been a low key wedding reception. Simply stated, a wedding coordinator is the person you don’t know you need until it really starts to hit the fan. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, when your vendors go MIA after you’ve accepted their bid, when you have no idea how your venue is going to get setup in time for your event, when those you’ve hired to help aren’t getting the job done, and when your significant other doesn’t really seem interested in anything wedding related, this is your go to person.
Do yourself a favor and hire Marshecka at the initial planning stages. Wedding coordinators may seem expensive, but you’ll save yourself time and money if you aren’t wedding savvy. My family and friends that came to help setup our venue and deliver the décor had nothing but positive things to say about Marshecka and her team. When they needed something, her response was, “I’m on it.” I thought she was a bargain for all of the work she got accomplished, and believe me, with all of the décor and vendors at our reception, she had a lot of work to do.
My only regret was not hiring her sooner, because I think she could have made my life much easier. 🙂
November 06, 2017~Haley Mott
We are a catering company who just worked with Marshecka at a wedding over the weekend! What a great lady, so EASY to work with and the wedding was perfect! We hope to work with her again in the future!:)
November 06, 2017~Rebekah K Smokin Yankees BBQ Catering Company
FIVE STARS!!! If there were more stars I would give more!! Marshecka was absolutely amazing!! I am so thankful for having met her and having her turn my family’s vision into an absolutely dream come true!!
I found Marshecka on Yelp. I had searched and searched and even met with a couple other party planners and event specialists. This business has so many qualified people who can really pull out all the stops. I was really looking for a genuine connection with the person that I chose to work with for our very special event. I am so thankful that I was able to find that connection with Marshecka and then some!!
The event I was planning was my daughter’s Quinceanera. One of the most important days in a young woman’s life in the latin culture! It is an event that comes together with the love and support of the entire family (immediate and extended) . Marschecka was so patient and accommodating as I had constant input and ideas that I was sharing with her.
I was working with a budget but wanted the world 🙂 Marschecka was absolutely amazing when it came to taking my vision and working within my means!! She was able to secure a vendor that provided uplighting for the entire ballroom. WOW!! It was so beautiful! Just the lighting alone added such an amazing touch of class!! My family and daughter’s friends complimented the lighting so much!
She also secured a vendor that took care of the balloons for us. It was very important to us that we have balloons but that the room did not look informal or too childish. Marshecka and her vendor took our vision and found the perfect way to compliment the ballroom!!
My vision was for the entire ballroom to have draping. I saw so many pictures online of events that were just breathtaking because of draping!! Unfortunately, that amazing decor comes at a very expensive price and I didn’t have the budget for it. Marshecka was able to take the budget I did have and the vision I had and designed an absolutely magnificent backdrop and head table decor!! It was such a beautiful focal point!! Marshecka’s style and execution was more than I could have imagined!!
It was so wonderful to hear family and friends feel like they were at a royal event without it compromising my budget!!
Marshecka was has a great heart and compassion!! I recommend her to anyone looking to plan a special event! I feel like she treated me as if I was her family and that allowed me to enjoy my event and not stress about the details. She had my back the entire time!!
January 03, 2016~Melissa W
I had to plan my wife’s 40th birthday, which was the first time I’ve ever been solely responsible for throwing any kind of party, let alone a milestone such at the big 4-0. Naturally I was a little stressed and overwhelmed with the responsibility. So after much searching for party planners, I settled on Marshecka due to her awesome reviews on Yelp.
At the first meeting with Marshecka I advised her what I had in mind and she instantly understood where I was coming from and confirmed that she saw my vision. She helped by laying out a plan and explained what would be needed. She took into consideration what my budget was and really helped put everything together. She was super quick to answer all questions I had during the process and provided me with great ideas and feedback.
She helped me secure music, catering (with specialty drinks to accommodate the Wonder Woman theme of the party), cake and decorations. She was even able to help coordinate getting everything set up in a very small window of time so the party would be a surprise to my wife.
During the event she stayed to make sure everything went smoothly, which it absolutely did. The party was a hit with the guests and most importantly my wife. It went far better than I could have ever imagined.
I would 100% recommend Marshecka at Chique Weddings and Events to anyone planning on throwing a memorable party. She was able to see my vision and make it a reality. Thanks Marshecka!!
September 21, 2016~Brian H
Marshecka is an absolute treasure. Words cannot fully describe how grateful my husband and I are to her and her team for the work they put into our wedding. Two months before our DIY wedding I was really feeling the pressure and stress. My husband and I both work full time and were also taking 3 business courses, so the lack of time was really getting to me, to the point where we actually tossed a coin to decide if we should elope instead. We decided to interview a few “Day-Of” coordinators to get some help, particularly as I was worried about how the actual wedding day itself was going to go.
Marshecka blew us away from the first email. She is so professional and courteous. She drove out to us for a meeting at a local coffee shop and stunned us with her organized nature and professional and warm demeanor. We knew right away we would hire her for day-of coordination, which is so much more than just wedding-day coordination.
Marshecka immediately sent several questionnaires and to do lists. She kept me on track with all of my planning and preparation (I did pretty much everything myself, including planting all the centerpieces!). About a month before the wedding she took over coordinating with my other vendors and making sure all the friends and family who had special roles knew what they needed to do. She also came to my house for a final meeting to go over every last tiny detail for the rehearsal and the wedding. She even booked my beauty appointments and ordered and put together our wedding favors.
Then, CRISIS! Three weeks before the wedding our caterer quit. I was shocked! I felt for sure we would have to get party trays from Costco and have 100 very disgruntled guests. My husband called Marshecka and she instantly jumped on it – she right away started contacting dozens of caterers to obtain quotes from anyone who was still open for our (very popular) date of June 20. Within days she had provided us numerous quotes to review. Crisis averted (and the food was amazing!).
At the rehearsal she was fantastic at corralling us and our large wedding party (nine on either side) to rehearse the ceremony 4 times with ease! On the wedding day itself, she and her assistant were incredible. She dropped off some delicious sandwiches to the house where we were getting ready on her way to the venue. She managed all the vendors and setting up the venue, directing the caterer’s staff where to place the ceremony chairs, and set all the centerpieces out. When I arrived at the venue it looked stunning – better than I had even envisioned (and it was a pretty personalized event)! Marshecka and her assistant looked lovely and were just amazing at keeping the entire day on schedule. It was a complete dream and it absolutely would not have been so amazing without her! Many of our friends have said it was “the wedding to beat!”
June 20, 2015~Chrissy Morgenthaler
Thank you so much Marshecka! Everything went so well!!! I’m very grateful to have you on my wedding day! You did an amazing work!!! And thank you so much for the afterward clean up!!! All the vendors are nice, I’m so glad to have you all! And I know that your business will continue to grow very fast, because you are a professional and caring coordinator! Also a sweet friend to have! 🙂
December 15, 2014~Angie Shi
It was wonderful working with you yesterday. I loved the decorations and layout of everything, absolutely impeccable. I admire all that you were able to do in the short time you were given notice of the event and how all the events of the day flowed flawlessly. I’ve just started going over the images, and what I see I just want to thank you for making it possible for me to make great images with your help in guiding the family and guests into the right place for the photography to be completed successfully. You were fantastics!
December 16, 2014~Jinsook Cho Thomas Photography
Marshecka, Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into our big day! It wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Thank you so much!
November 15, 2014~The Aratas
Marshecka is absolutely a lottery pot that my husband and I just come crossed from the internet. She is extremely professional, organized and responsible. Marshecka has this great talent to be creative and she never gives up on what she wants, for her client’s best interest. We had a small ceremony for about 50 people give or take, and we were told by the venue that we cannot move any extra seats out of the site – which means you are looking at 200 empty chairs in my chapel! To be honest, I did not know how she managed to convince/persuade/ compel the staff at the venue to change their mind, but when the bride comes to the site on her wedding day with no extra chairs, she is one happy bride!!! After the ceremony, Marshecka stayed around to clean up and put all the chairs back at the site. This really tells me that she will go through great length to get whatever needs to be done, and she never settle for less when it is related to her client’s happiness. Thank you so much Marshecka! You are definitely appreciated by us for making out big day so beautiful and hassle-free. I sincerely hope that I could suggest your service to any of my friend so that we can see each other again!
October 13, 2014 Mandy Xu, ~Michigan
Wow, wow girl you made our day thank you so much we really appreciate it you are such an incredible coordinator I will always recommend you to everyone that ask me for a planner or coordinator. Will stay in touch with you.
August 29, 2014~Ryan and Jeanne Kerian
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Marshecka on a stunning wedding near San Ramon. She transformed an empty field into a celebratory landing pad with sweeping views, managed each vendor and the couple with great aplomb and overall, wrangled over 100 people from very different backgrounds into an amazing party to celebrate their love! I would recommend her and her company, Chique Weddings and Events, to anyone in need of a calm, organized, detail oriented person who puts her client’s needs above all else. And I personally hope to work with her again and again whenever the opportunity presents itself!
August 28, 2014~Irv Spivak~ Ordained Secular Minister
Marshecka, Thank you so much for everything!! I hired you to help me with the day of wedding, but you have there from day one. You have been my rock, & become my friend. I am so glad you were apart of my very important day.
March 29, 2014~Reyna Zizzo