Caitlin & Rishi
I highly, highly recommend using Proud To Plan for your wedding. No one in my family had ever used a coordinator before, so I went back and forth about whether or not to use them, but I have to say it was the greatest decision we made! We used their day-of-coordination services, and it was so incredibly valuable in making our wedding day perfect and easy-going. From the start, Erin and Becky were so lovely, providing helpful suggestions and organizing our information in a way we could have never done ourselves with the craziness of the big day upon us and with our lack of experience. Becky, Gina and Lisa were there on the day-of, and successfully worked to make sure everything went smoothly and to work with our other vendors to make sure everything was set up the way we wanted it. They also set up everything at the venue — menus, escort cards, signage, etc. — beautifully and we rented some great decor items from them (e.g., the burlap table runners and vintage birdcage). At one point, the lights were too bright, and all we had to do was tell Becky and immediately it was fixed. I can’t imagine how I would have achieved those little things without her, without driving myself crazy. Becky made sure we were hydrated, had our favorite drinks in hand, made sure to eat and took advantage of all the fun things we planned at the wedding. For your own sanity and to ensure your wedding is as beautiful and fun as you hope, call Proud to Plan!
Mandy & Keith
I live in London but was having my wedding back in the Philadelphia area where I grew up. I knew it was essential to have a good wedding planner so I interviewed 8! When I spoke with Erin, there was no doubt that I wanted her to plan my wedding. I chose the With this Ring package and since I didn’t have the ability to interview lots of other vendors, I went with all of her top recommendations and I’m so glad that I did – they were all wonderful! When Erin is your planner, you don’t need to worry. She is very experienced and has a great team. Any issue/concern I had, she had an immediate resolution. Not only is she good at the planning part but has great vision. She helped me make my wedding beautiful and I’m forever grateful. They did all of my stationary and it turned out great and for a great price. Everyone says something will go wrong at your wedding but nothing did and that was because of Erin. I had no doubt that everything would be fine because of Erin. I couldn’t imagine doing the wedding without her; there are so many details that would have been impossible to execute without her. I was really able to relax and enjoy the wedding because of Proud to Plan! Hands down best wedding decision I made was to hire them!
Lizzy & Dan
I used Proud to Plan’s “day of” coordination services, but they did so much more than just helping me with just the wedding day. First, Erin and Caitlin succeeded in helping me plan the wedding my fiancé and I wanted. This included help finding amazing vendors and asking us for details we had never thought to specify but that made a huge difference in executing what we wanted. They were there for me to answer any wedding related question from almost 9 months in advance, and in retrospect I wish I had taken even more of their advice because every bit of it was excellent. Second, Proud to Plan made my wedding entirely stress free for myself, as well as all my immediate family–we spent the day celebrating, without any need to take care of last minute details or problems. Caitlin and her TWO assitants took care of any even minor issue that arose, and were ready to solve all problems, from pinning up escaped hair to making sure insurance information was exchanged when one of our cars was hit by a very rogue golf ball. Third: I was especially impressed with the professionalism exhibited by the whole team. Erin’s system creates a great support net for all her team, making sure everyone is brought in at the right time but never making the bride feel like Erin isn’t involved with the whole process. Caitlin made sure all the vendors present acted as a team–even the ones that initially expressed hostility towards having an outside planner present. I was told by multiple vendors how helpful and collaborative Caitlin was, as opposed to previous experiences by them of having planners try to dictate how they did their job. I would highly recommend Proud to Plan to any bride, for any of their services.
Katie & Bob
Erin, Lisa and their staff at Proud to Plan are extremely organized and professional and ensured our wedding day was stress-free and running smoothly. Though their job description for us was a “day-of planner”, they were very involved in our entire wedding planning process. They held three detailed meetings with us ahead of our big day, which helped us with organizing our day and putting together a timeline. They offered unlimited questions via phone or email throughout the planning process, as well as vendor recommendations. On the day of the wedding, Lisa and staff took care of EVERYTHING. Lisa stopped by my hotel room to pick up last minute items and check in with me. She then went to the church where she and some staff members pinned flowers on the groomsmen and “VIPS”, gave the groomsmen a tutorial on how to usher the guests and ensured everything was set up properly at the church. She sprinkled left over flower petals down the aisle, which was a nice touch, and made sure that my dress and veil were all set before I walked down the aisle. She was there with Shout Wipes after we did a bubble send-off outside the church and realized that my dress got some dirt on the train. When it came to the reception, Lisa and staff worked hard to ensure everything was set up exactly as I had envisioned, down to the last detail. At the end of the night, they gathered everything up and even had our cake top boxed, with instructions on the top of the box on how to freeze it and prevent freezer burn. Erin Proud, owner of the company, offered several reception items to rent to us at an affordable price, from candles to baskets. Her husband is also an extremely talented paper specialist and made our beautiful invitations, table numbers, and signage for the reception (Paper by Proud). We highly recommend Proud to Plan as your day-of wedding coordinator for a stress-free and organized wedding day!
Tracy & Marc
Where do I begin? It’s safe to say that Proud to Plan was our favorite vendor by far, and even about a month later, we’re still talking about how amazing they were during the process! Coming from a PR and event planning background, I was on the fence about a day of coordinator, particularly because I enjoyed during the wedding planning myself. I then realized that it was important to me to have someone there to take care of the little details on the big day – someone who could be my advocate. After seeing that PTP was so highly reviewed and after speaking with Erin on the phone – I knew that they would be great partners! Erin and Amanda were so responsive in the months leading up to the wedding. While we had many of our vendors lined up already, they answered many of our wedding questions and were happy to review some of the remaining contracts that came in. Since we were planning from New York, they were more than willing to do Google Hangout with us for our meetings. It was also a great help to have them follow up with all the vendors the week of – saved us a lot of time while we were working on other last minute things! On the day of, Amanda, Gina and Laura blew us away with their professionalism, attention to detail and their willingness to help in every single way. We felt so supported and the list goes on with how they helped us – making sure the venue was decorated exactly as planned, wrangling family members for photos, transporting items to the venue for us, breaking down and packing items at the end of the night. Even the little things were appreciated too – my now husband got a stain on his shirt before the reception began and it was out in seconds with stain remover that they had. My throat went super dry before the ceremony and I had a glass of water brought to me right away. Overall, Proud to Plan far exceeded our expectations and we would recommend them to anyone! Thanks Proud To Plan!
Arianne & Rick
If I could offer one piece of advice to any bride and groom, it would be to hire Proud to Plan!! When we first got engaged I was convinced that we didn’t need a wedding planner and my mom kept pushing for it. I reluctantly reached out to a few planners and after two minutes on the phone with Erin, I wanted to be her best friend! (And felt the same about Caitlin after our first meeting!) I can honestly say post wedding that I might not have survived the planning process without them.(Being the indecisive people pleaser that I am, I definitely struggled to make decisions and keep everyone happy, but Caitlin, Erin and Lisa were so organized, knowledgeable, patient, understanding and friendly that I always felt at ease after talking to them!) We met with them three times leading up to the wedding – they supplied fantastic timelines that covered everything (including things I would have never even thought of!), were quick to respond to every email (even the ridiculous ones like “my mom is annoying me about shuttle times, help!”) and worked with all of our vendors to coordinate everything the week of the wedding so we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. On our actual wedding day, they proved that we were in great hands! From making sure our flowers, signs, cookie bar, etc. were set up the way we had envisioned, to making sure the right music played at the right time during our personalized ceremony, to picking cilantro from our taco bar out of my teeth before we took pictures, to working with our large band to coordinate speeches, dances, etc., I was blown away by their professionalism, flexibility, and hard work and could rave for days about how great they were! They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish – I still talk about how much I miss working with them (my husband is convinced that I only hired vendors I wanted to be friends with)! Hiring Proud to Plan was not only money well spent, but probably the best wedding decision we made!