I don't even know where to start. If I can catch your attention now, let me just say, if you want your wedding to be more beautiful than the movies- hire Naomi and her team.
DNT doesn't just treat a wedding like any day. The moment we were able to witness how Naomi and her team handled a wedding before ours, my husband now and I were both convinced that EVERYTHING will be HANDLED without our need to do anything on the wedding day! She and her team are practically like the production team of a movie, her being the director, and the rest of the gang as the crewmen, making sure YOUR script and storyline is being followed and implemented correctly - and by script and storyline, I mean YOUR vision. She and her team carried around a VERY detailed timeline of YOUR day, including protocol songs, what time to wake up, what time to take a break, contact #'s and information of EVERYONE assigned to anything (vendors, bridal party, etc) that she WON'T need to pull YOU for anything on the day of your wedding, and all you worry about are your emotions and the love that you feel on that day (which is truly what a wedding should be about for all brides and grooms)!
My husband and I are VERY picky with everything and just like most of you, we really do a thorough research on ALL the vendors we picked for our wedding- including the planner. We had a pros and cons spreadsheet for every part of the wedding. But the first time Naomi did her phone consultation with us, we already wrote a lot of pros! And that was before meeting her in person. The way she interviewed us about our dream wedding was very thorough- and you can easily tell her attention to DETAILS, not to mention, her attention to what's important to US. And even more impressively, she remembered all these factors throughout the process, and advocated for me when I got to the point in the wedding preparation to tackle what I said was most important to me, but was starting to get stressed out and was letting go of its importance. She reminded me to push for what matters to us. She is super organized and always reviews her notes when you meet or talk with her. This was very helpful for us as she makes every meeting/conference efficient, especially with my husband's and my conflicting work schedules.
My husband and I are also very detail-oriented and visionaries. We had so many ambitions and ideas, probably sometimes too out-of-the-norm. Yet Naomi was open to ALL of these out-of-the-ordinary ideas; as an example, a photo scavenger hunt from the ceremony location TO the reception- which she herself and her team helped in a BIG way to put together for us! Our guests were surprisingly excited to participate, and it was all because of how she contributed on how to give our idea a little twist! Her imagination is just infinite and you can pick on her brain if you wanna get really creative with your wedding day!!
And the most important part that everyone worries about-$$. Naomi helped us save a good deal of $! She took care of negotiating with our vendors!!! We gave her our budget, told her our ambitious vision, and she took care of the rest. She made sure that our vision was fulfilled given the budget we had by giving us SEVERAL alternatives without lessening the quality of what we could get. She is very honest with what would matter. She helped us make decisions on where to allocate our resources without sacrificing the beauty of our dream day. And with her familiarity with our venue and vendors, she helped us optimize the money we spent, and she was totally on our side. Given that she works with vendors, we still felt that NAOMI WAS OUR ALLY. She was very transparent with us and genuinely helped us save as much as we can. She is able to empathize with how brides' and grooms' pockets look like when they plan and fund their wedding ;)
And she only refers vendors that do an excellent job in making your day elegant and beautiful!! We can tell that what matters to her is that every wedding day HAS TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND NEVER SECOND BEST, be it be yours. She treated the whole process as if it were hers, making sure nothing was jeopardized.
And did I say she can be an Editor-In-Chief??? She poured her heart into proofing EVERY SINGLE WORD in EVERY SINGLE STATIONERY we had - wedding website, invitation, table menu, poster boards, decorations. And when I say proofing, it wasn't just looking at the grammar, but the alignment, the size of the text, the LOOK of whatever decor or stationery it was.. Everything! She was available all the time to look at all these things we ordered so we can get them checked before printed. And her criticisms are truthful, again, and EXACT.
And to finish it off, when the day came and we met her team, we knew we were in good hands. All of them were so caring, flexible, and will do ANYTHING to make you feel like you and your groom are the king and queen of the day. We look back to our day often, and we have no regrets choosing DNT.