RANDY: Wow! You truly were invisible—like to perfection! We cannot thank you enough. The wedding went off, in our minds, without a hitch! The things that did come up were resolved before we event knew! The whole experience, beginning to end, working with you was amazing. In 20+ years, we will remember our wedding as the perfect event and how many people can do that… other than all of your clients?
MARIA: Sheena and her team were indispensable. Everyone commented about how helpful, pleasant and prepared our coordinators were. We needed to have a Spanish speaker so it was great to have Brenda on our team. Our families congratulated us on a great choice and everything went smoothly on the big day!! In addition, The Invisible Hostess team was with us from the start of a long planning process. They were always there to answer questions, review contracts, provide their honest opinion and advice. They kept us organized and on track. Their reputation is solid and everyone that we worked with knew of them and trusted their service. We were told over and over again that we were “in good hands” and we could not agree more. We are beyond thrilled that we had them with us and would highly recommend them. They truly are the best!!
MARIA + RANDY, MOHAI
Jocelyn from TheInvisibleHostess was beyond words, incredible. She helped us lay out every detail of our big day, and continued to press on with details we did not have down yet. Her timeline she created for our event and all of our vendors was incredible, everyone knew where to be and what to do at exactly what time. Honestly, I hope we have another event in Seattle just so we can work with Jocelyn again. She was such a blessing to our day. Her time, professional etiquette, experience, and hard work ethic worked to give us a wonderful wedding day. If there was anything about our wedding that didn’t go as planned, we didn’t know about it. She took care of every single detail. She even picked up the slack that our venue should have taken care of. I can’t say enough about Jocelyn’s work. She is worth every penny and she is a truly wonderful person to work with. Thank you so much Jocelyn!!!!
LINDSEY + NICK, Salish Lodge
I heard amazing things about The Invisible Hostess from other vendors so I knew if they were available I had to book them! We ended up booking with Mary and she was AMAZING. All of our other vendors were raving about the timeline document and they all told me that she was the most thorough and detailed coordinator they had ever seen! I honestly can’t imagine what the day would’ve been like without her and her assistant. Anyone I know who gets engaged will hear all about The Invisible Hostess from me. I always thought that coordinators just collected information and then showed up the day of and that’s when they did their magic, but Mary was with us every step of the way and met with us several times before the wedding! With her help I was able to enjoy my wedding day and not have to stress about a single thing because I knew she had it handled!
KYLA + CHASE, Craven Farms
I absolutely loved working with Mary from The Invisible Hostess. I did my homework and met with a few coordinators before making a decision. Right from the beginning, Mary provided me with a list of references, which saved me the awkwardness of having to ask. When I contacted her references, they all had the best things to say about her, which reassured me. Once we started working together, I really appreciated Mary’s organization, attention to detail, efficiency, and all the other traits that make a good coordinator. But beyond that, she made me laugh when I was tense, reassured me when I was hesitant, supported me when I had my own (perhaps non-traditional) ideas, and all in all felt like my BEST FRIEND throughout this process. On the day of the wedding, I loved not having to worry about anything except being able to have fun with our guests. I recommend Mary and The Invisible Hostess hands down. As far as pricing, they were in the mid-range out of the coordinators I looked into.
ANGELA + JASON, Thornewood Castle
What an incredible wedding that was! Thank you for everything you did to make it go smoothly, from recommending vendors to managing every moment subtly and graciously (including that impromptu liquor run that I didn’t even know about until afterwards). You are utterly brilliant at your job and it was a real pleasure to watch you in action.
ERICA (MOTHER OF THE BRIDE)
I was initially very reluctant to spend money on a wedding coordinator. Not only did it seem not essential, we knew friends and family members that offered to be our coordinator and help things run smoothly on the day of the wedding. My parents and fiance convinced me that hiring a professional was a better idea. Now, having been through the process, I’m convinced that it was the best money we spent the whole time. In the weeks leading up to the big day, and especially during the wedding, our minds were orbiting outer space. Natasha was our tether back to earth. She fielded vendor inquiries, she followed up with all venue coordination, she kept family at bay, and generally kept our night worry-free. Invisible hostess helped more than just us. Every one of the vendors that we used told us how much easier their lives were because of the trust they placed in Natasha and the team. We found out that they’re famous in the Seattle wedding world for being so good at what they do. Hiring Invisible Hostess really allowed us to focus on the wedding that we wanted, and freed us from stressing about the minute details of its execution. We 100% recommend Invisible Hostess as your wedding coordinators! If you have further questions, have Natasha give you our contact info.
CAMERON + STACY, Axis Pioneer Square
When guests were emailing complaints about the travel, logistics, and everything under the sun – bringing me to tears, there was Natasha to talk me through how to respond to each and every issue. When I couldn’t figure out how many tents/spoons/lights to order, there was Natasha with all the answers. When some of my vendor contracts were hard to understand and negotiate, there was Natasha to review and jump in on my behalf. When my dad got sick a few months before the wedding and I needed to put planning on-hold, there was Natasha checking on me and making sure I didn’t miss any important deadlines. When the caterer needed to cancel the main dish the day before the wedding, there was Natasha to brainstorm alternatives. When gale force winds and rain threatened to ruin our outdoor ceremony and reception, there was Natasha to help us execute a backup plan.Simply put – we couldn’t have pulled off our wedding without Natasha from the Invisible Hostess. Reliable, responsive, professional, caring, honest, and most of all – super talented at coordinating each and every last detail. She brought our vision to life and never let us see her sweat. The best money spent for the wedding, bar none.
MOLLY + JEFF, Orcas Island
I have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Invisible Hostess and, specifically, Natasha Larsen, who I worked with for my July wedding! Choosing to work with her as a day of coordinator was the single best decision we made for our wedding planning – Natasha is not only talented, professional, responsive, organized, dedicated, efficient, she is also very fun to work with and truly builds relationships with clients and their wedding vendor teams. Everyone I worked with throughout the process had wonderful things to say about their connections/interactions with TIH and Natasha. I felt that Natasha was more than capable of creating anything we envisioned for our wedding. The support and coordination Natasha offered helped our wedding dreams become a reality and we couldn’t be happier with how the entire day turned out. Natasha goes above and beyond to help brides feel calm and confident, and she adds/suggests special details that make the day more meaningful. I would recommend her to anyone and any bride that is looking for wedding day-of coordination – which truly felt like SO much more than “day of.” It was a really amazing experience! Thank you Natasha 🙂
HEATHER + ANDREW, UW Center for Urban Horticulture
Wedding days are *in theory* supposed to be the happiest day of a bride and groom’s life. I can say, with confidence, that mine sure was. I had to pleasure of marrying my husband last month, May 17 2014, and what a fabulous day it was. I expected that at this point (1 month later) some sort of day-of drama would have trickled through to me, but I continue to count the days where I reflect back on my wedding as nothing but seamless. Sheena and Natasha were not just coordinators for the day, but were so supportive throughout the planning process and I could not have gotten through wedding planning without them. I mean it. My double-digit emails each day were always answered, my concerns always reassured, and the day, perfection. I cannot thank Sheena and Natasha enough for all that they did for our special day. There are many coordinators out there, but none with the level of care and attention that you will receive from Sheena and her team. If you want someone that will be on your side all the way, hire The Invisible Hostess team now. Like, 2 minutes after the engagement is official. Once you do, you can be assured you will have the best day of your life.
ERICA + PAT, Postlewaits
Having Sheena was an absolute GODSEND and I highly recommend her services to brides contemplating whether or not to hire a coordinator. She is the one to hire. I can’t imagine not having her there, both day of and preceding the event, walking us through the schedule, making changes, coordinating with vendors, and most importantly, allowing us to feel like guests at our wedding. She is cheerful, energetic, hilarious, and gifted in communicating with all branches of my highly opinionated family during the wedding planning. I called her my Swiss Miss – happy to accomodate the needs of all parties. Thank you Sheena!!
MICHELE + JOHN, Georgetown Ballroom
Paul and I just wanted to let you know that you and Jennifer were absolutely fantastic. If you guys hadn’t done what you did I don’t think it would have been so perfect. I couldn’t believe how you made our day go so smoothly. Everything went without a hitch and I don’t think it could have been more perfect, we are just still on cloud nine and Brittany is so happy. They are off in Maui now but she thought it was the most perfect wedding that she could have ever imagined . Everyone has been emailing and calling to say how everything went perfect and if it didnt I didnt notice. I Just want to thank you over and over again. Thanks a million!
ANDREA + PAUL
Sheena and the Invisible Hostess were the BEST decision and investment we made during wedding planning! It was such a huge relief for me when I met Sheena because I knew she would not let me miss anything, and that was a big concern for me – all the logistics!! She was such a great resource. Anytime I had a question she would give me an honest, thoughtful answer, which I REALLY appreciated. Also, her vendor recommendations and planning guide were my bible! There is so much wedding planning info out there, it was nice to have a resource I trusted. I honestly don’t know if I can put into words how much she helped. Plus, she is AWESOME and so fun! I told my husband a million times that I want to be her best friend, haha. If I had any advice for a future bride, it would be to hire Sheena, for sure.
JODY + SHANE, Axis Pioneer Square
You two held the perfect balance of structure and flexibility when it came to our timeline and day. You took charge when people needed herding, faded to the background to observe, and took care of things (like a burst keg line losing hundreds of beers) before we even knew it had happened. You were calm, busted out badass dance moves, climbed ladders with fire in your hands, and checked in exactly as often as was helpful. Best of all, our families were able to relax and enjoy themselves, which they noted has never happened before at one of our family events. Your presence was the ultimate necessity and luxury, and we are so thankful.
CAITLIN + COLLIN, Axis Pioneer Square
The first (and smartest) thing we did after getting engaged was hire The Invisible Hostess for day-of coordination. By building them into our wedding budget we gave ourselves the freedom to be as creative as possible in the planning process knowing that Natasha would totally have our backs on the big day (and to be honest, for months of support leading up to the main event). Natasha is a wedding superstar! She handled everything we threw at her with enthusiasm and creativity, from a floor to ceiling rainbow streamer installation to wacky vendors to a dozen gigantic mylar balloons. Her assistant and bartender were amazing pros who were up for tackling any challenge. Her team even ran to Menchie’s for pints of frozen yogurt when our vendor wasn’t able to deliver the froyo machine we had rented! My husband and I were completely stress-free the day of the wedding and knew that everything was in Natasha’s capable hands. I would recommend The Invisible Hostess to anyone planning a wedding or major event. Their services were flawless from top to bottom and absolutely vital to our big day.
DREW + JACOB, Great Hall at Greenlake
Mary and Sheena are worth their weight in gold! Their guidance and help was incredibly valuable and our wedding went off without a hitch! On top of all that, they are both incredibly fun to work with. We highly recommend hiring day of coordinators for your wedding and we highly recommend hiring the Invisible Hostess. They rock!
TEAGAN + MIKE, The Admiral’s House
Jocelyn is worth her weight in gold. Through the planning process, she was very accessible. While in the contract her services shouldn’t have started until 3 months out, she was happy to meet up with us when we flew up a little earlier than that and she encouraged me send her contracts to review as I made them (which was over a year out!). At 3 months out though, we started to really see why we’d hired her. She took over in a big way–she made a thorough timeline and got all of the vendors to read it over and edit it as necessary and she kept in great contact with me and reminded us of anything we were missing. We heard from her with increasing frequency–about once a week for most of those 3 months but much more than that in the last few weeks (and we were CC’d on everything between her and vendors). It was very reassuring to know she was on it. The wedding week is when she truly made us realize what a blessing she was. Before, she came by our apartment to grab the copious amounts of DIY stuff I’d created. We had so many boxes of stuff (and alcohol) that we filled her SUV to the brim. She happily carried the bulk of it down with me and loaded everything up, giving me a reassuring hug and farewell before taking off. On the wedding day my husband and I were buzzing with excitement, nerves, emotion… but not stress or anxiety. Let me repeat that—I felt NO stress or anxiety on my wedding day. She was ON IT every time. Flawless. Throughout the reception she kept things on schedule—my husband and I focused only on greeting our guests and having a good time. Jocelyn kept us fed, hydrated and on time, with plenty of flexibility when we wanted last five more minutes to talk to some guests here or there. At the end of the night she packed everything up, including our car, and sent us on our way. After, she dropped off all the leftover booze and the DIY elements at our apartment. Thank you Jocelyn, from the bottom of our hearts.
AMANDA + MARK, Tibbets Creek Manor
My wedding in October was so smooth. I had been hearing for months that something big was going to go wrong at my wedding. It was inevitable. Well Jocelyn and Invisible Hostess made sure that I never knew about it. Jocelyn kept me calm, kept us on schedule and made my husband and I so incredibly happy. She was available by phone and text throughtout the planning process. I was a DIY bride and she made me comfortable with my crafts. My wedding party all felt at ease with Jocelyn at the helm. I can’t possible thank Jocelyn enough for her skills. I would recommend Invisible Hostess to any Northwest bride.
MELINDA + BRANTON, Within Sodo