January 26, 2015

Minh & Duy, Hilton OC

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Minh & Duy

Pink Martini did an AMAZING job for our wedding! Choosing Rebecca Luc and her team to be help coordinate our wedding was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. My wife and I were planning the wedding out of town, so there were many challenges and hurdles that we had to overcome in planning our wedding in Costa Mesa. 

We did consider other wedding coordinators and many of them are on Yelp, but we just felt like we were able to establish a strong rapport with Rebecca. We liked that she was very personable and showed a strong interest in our wedding since day one.  She really showed us that she cared and wanted to make our wedding day as stress-free as possible and a joyful for one. While we hired Rebecca Luc to be our day-of-coordinator, she went above and beyond our expectations. A wedding is just one day, but takes months of labor in planning. Rebecca did more than just run and coordinate our wedding ceremony and reception. We are so happy that Rebecca was holding our hands through the process. We know that we couldn’t have done it without her help.

Rebecca Luc was very organized and gave us very thorough to do checklists that kept up on top of things during the wedding planning process. This was so helpful to help us track the tasks that we needed to accomplish during the months leading up to the wedding. She emailed us regularly to make sure we made progress on our tasks. When we had meetings with her, she was very courteous and helpful in brainstorming with us. She was very knowledgeable and provided valuable insights during the planning process. My wife and I were impressed by her decor diagrams and timelines. We knew when we talked to her, she was really listening to us and paying attention to all the details that we were giving her. For example, we requested her to have Vietnamese speaking assistants as we expected many of our non-English speaking guests. She was able to meet this request by assigning 2 Vietnamese speaking assistants. It made us feels comfortable that her assistants would be able to help and interact with our guests. She was also very good in following through and providing updated to do lists. 

During the weeks leading up to the wedding, there were many last minute changes that we had to deal with. She was always able to work things out and made sure our timeline could accommodate these changes. We didn’t have a makeup artist for our bridesmaid 3 weeks before the wedding day. We tried finding the makeup artist ourselves, but had difficulty finding one that was within our budget. It was hard to find one in such short notice because most of them were booked already. We asked Rebecca to help us with this and within a day she was to provide us a list of several available makeup artists that were within our budget. We ended up choosing one of the makeup artists that she gave us and were so happy with that decision. Through that experience, we learned to really trust her knowing that she would always deliver and come through for us. The day before the wedding, my wife and I were just exhausted and couldn’t finish some of the remaining tasks that we had for the wedding. We ended up asking her to help us with some decors that we needed for the next day. She was willing and glad to help us with this even though we knew that she didn’t have to do so.

On the day-of, Rebecca and her team arrived early and started decorating the ceremony, cocktail room, and ballroom. We had dropped off most of the decors to her during the week of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, we didn’t have to do a thing with regards to the decor. She and her team did an excellent job in executing the decor with no supervision. Everything turned out BEAUTIFUL. We received so many compliments from our guests on the decor.  We were so impressed with how she and her team were able to put things together just like how we instructed her during our meetings. She also did a great job in maintaining communications with all the vendors such as the Florist, Banquet Manager, 2 Photographers, 2 Videographers, and DJ/Emcee for the wedding. The day went by quickly, but everything ran as smoothly as possible. There were incidents that occurred, but Rebecca informed us promptly and advised us in handling these matters. Rebecca, personally approached us during the wedding many times to check up on us and see if there was anything she can do. She also stepped in when necessary to make sure our program would run on time. Thanks to Rebecca and her team, we were able to spend most of our time enjoying the wedding and creating memories with our friends and families. We are forever thankful for the service and hard work of Pink Martini.

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