If you're wedding planning in the GTA or Hamilton area, you want Caryn on your team. She's the MVP of the wedding world!
One of the most overwhelming parts of planning a wedding for me was simply that I've never planned one before and didn't think a momentous life event was the best time for me to trial and error. My (now) husband and I envisioned our wedding day to be intimate and personable, free to enjoy the small moments with each other and our guests to the fullest. I recognized early on that we couldn't achieve this vision without help. I was at a loss for how to tie my colourful skirt (originally meant for a summer elopement) in with a cozy winter theme. I didn't want to deal with day-of logistics or bother a family member or friend to decorate the venue. There was the anxiety of organizing a special event around the ever changing pandemic restrictions. And finally, I hadn't a clue as to how to find reputable venders for all the intricate details I wanted to include on the day. The pressure was on, so we decided to hire Caryn to create our wedding design and coordinate the event. Putting our trust in Caryn, who's a seasoned pro and has impeccable taste, was the best decision we could have made. Like a magician, she took all my previously listed anxieties and stresses and made them disappear!
From our initial communication, Caryn was extremely responsive and professional, which established a strong sense of trust for us.
She took my list of (what felt like) random ideas and a picture of my dress, and created a vision for our day that was stunning, intimate and exactly the aesthetic that we wanted.
Caryn helped us schedule the day, vision-boarded the décor, suggested and contacted vendors on our behalf, reviewed invoices, provided advice, coordinated the delivery and arrival of venders day-of, and decorated the venue. She is very personable and approachable, so I never hesitated to reach out whenever I had questions. During the constant flux of changing restriction rules (our venue room changed twice within two weeks when seating capacity was at 50%), Caryn kept me calm and made us feel in control the whole time. For every doubt or worry I expressed, she had suggestions and assurances ready, ebbing and flowing around the challenges with ease. This is the type of person you need when you're making 10 decisions a day!
It’s the mark of a true planning expert to make a difficult job look effortless. After all the ups and downs that the pandemic brought, our wedding day finally came and we can honestly say we couldn't have enjoyed the experience to the level we did without Caryn's diligent planning and flawless design execution. If you want a wedding that looks and feels effortless, a day that will exceed every expectation you have, then hire Caryn. She will take care of you.
We cannot say enough great things about working with Caryn & As You Wish Weddings! She was a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding process, first helping us come up with a design and vision for the wedding. Then connecting us with vendors and answering the many questions we had. Caryn also went above and beyond
due to the pandemic and the amount of times our wedding plans needed to be altered. She was supportive and flexible, and we definitely would not have been able to pull off the wedding of our dreams, especially during COVID, without her! Our space looked magical and the night was even more so!! Thank you so much Caryn!!
Hiring Caryn to help us with our wedding was easily the best decision we made! I highly recommend you hire her - no matter how big or complicated your wedding may be.
From the very beginning she was incredibly helpful, bringing up things to consider we never would have thought of, and really getting to know us as a couple to help bring our vision to life. Everything from her design eye, to her relationships with vendors,
to her insane organization skills helped make the planning process SO seamless and effortless.
The day itself was so stress free and we (along with our parents, bridal party etc.) were able to just enjoy the day, not having to think about the behind the scenes work that Caryn brought to life. We are SO thankful for everything Caryn did - it was the best day of our lives and we can honestly say she had a huge role in making it so!
Caryn was an absolute pleasure to work with in every way! She was super professional, very responsive, and did an amazing job executing our vision of a perfect wedding. Caryn and the team not only made everything work seamlessly
on the day off but she was really there supporting us throughout the whole planning process and giving us great advice. She was worth every penny and we would recommend As You Wish Weddings to everyone!
I cannot say enough good things about As You Wish Weddings!!! After speaking to several potential wedding planners, I knew Caryn was the best! Before we had her on board, we struggled with decisions, budget planning, design elements, etc. Caryn was able to alleviate every single anxiety/stress over the wedding right from the beginning. She took some loose/vague design ideas, and transitioned them into a stunning and creative design plan that came together perfectly on the day of the wedding. In addition to many in-person meetings, Caryn was always quickly available to respond to any of my questions, concerns, or ideas via phone and email. Furthermore, she was incredibly patient and kind with me throughout the entire process as I asked a million questions and frequently changed my mind.
She was always ready to offer advice and direction, while also being incredibly conscientious about making this day unique and special to me and my husband. I really appreciated that Caryn pulled me into decisions as needed, but also managed many of the less fun, nitty-gritty details without having me in the middle of it - this really helped to make the planning process fun and exciting rather than tedious. She recommended incredible vendors, and even put a lot of time and effort into helping us find an officiant who could conduct a bilingual ceremony. When the day arrived, everything was perfect and stress-free, and we know we could not have done it without Caryn! Hiring As You Wish Weddings was absolutely one of the best investments we made in our wedding!!
Where do I even begin with the accolades of Caryn Leith of As You Wish Weddings? Having Caryn on-board for the planning of our wedding was the *best* decision we’ve ever made. Caryn is extremely professional, organized and was truly the perfect fit for our special day.
She brought our vision to life and went above and beyond coordinating not only with us, but our family members to make our day more special than we could have ever imagined. We truly cannot thank her enough for all that she’s done for us this past year. We certainly could not have done it without her.
What can we say about Caryn - she absolutely blew us away with her service and professionalism. She was the best investment we ever made! From day one she was there through it all... almost two years of planning with her and she never ceased to amaze us. She may have felt like a "third wheel" but we always joked that we were marrying her too! That's how invested she was in our wedding day. She truly cared about us, our day, and our sanity through it all. We never felt like we just one of her clients... we felt like her only client!
We were never stressed leading up to the big day. Caryn was on top of every detail and every vendor. She kept us on track and made sure we did not fall behind. As a bride with a type-A personality, Caryn exceeded our expectations with the quality of her work and organization skills.
Thanks to Caryn, our day went off without a hitch and was seamless from start to finish. We had the most passionate vendors working with us to plan and execute our wedding. We were never stressed about the set-up or venue or any details. We got to enjoy our mornings getting ready knowing that Caryn has it all under control. All of the vendors came highly recommended and vetted by Caryn so we knew they would deliver. She took the time to understand what we wanted and what was important to us and made sure to match these desires with the appropriate vendor, decor, detail, etc.
We will be forever grateful that we found Caryn to make our wedding day the best party we could've ever wanted - it was everything we dreamed it would be and more.
Caryn and her team at As You Wish Weddings are absolutely worth the investment. She is so organized and helpful. We did the month of wedding coordination package and it was hands down the best investment we made for our wedding. She helped us organize the day, contact vendors and smoothly execute the entire day. When our officiant didn't show up she very calming came up with a backup plan (because she has everything printed) and presented it to both me and my husband in the best possible way.
I was completely comfortable with the change because I knew she wouldn't let the day be ruined. If you are a stressful, type A person, Caryn is essential. I was able to let go, have fun, and most importantly enjoy our day while she worked behind the scenes to ensure a seamless, beautiful, wedding. We've heard great things about our day and we acknowledge the positive feedback was because of Caryn and her team. Thank you As You Wish Weddings!
From the time we met a year ago up to the wedding day As You Wish Weddings was nothing but amazing! Both Caryn and Nicole exceeded all expectations that I had with the Month of Coordination. We are both so happy to have worked with both of Caryn & Nicole to make our day as perfect as we envisioned it to be.
We made the right choice with choosing As You Wish Weddings for our month of coordinators and can not thank them enough for all their help. We both agree that we would definitely recommend As You Wish Weddings to anyone who is planning their wedding or any event. I know that I would for sure have As You Wish Weddings plan any of our events going forward.
Hiring Caryn was just a must for us - she planned my sister and brother in law’s wedding in November 2014, so we already knew she was wonderful. That being said, Paul and I were pleasantly surprised by Caryn’s professionalism, organizational skills and creativity – plus, she is just fun, a joy to work with and to be around (bonus!).
Personally, I had trouble visualizing the day and how everything would fall into place. Caryn was so helpful in this area – she created a design plan for our day which beautifully articulated our colour scheme, the key components and details.
We would be remiss not to mention Caryn’s robust rolodex of reputable vendors. Our wedding was sourced almost exclusively from her contact list.
We often did our own research and asked Caryn for a recommendation as well. We found when we met with Caryn’s pick, they always impressed us more than our own and we couldn’t have been happier with all of the wonderful people that were a part of our special day.
The day of our wedding could not have gone smoother. It was honestly a dream come true and far surpassed our expectations! We had talked through how everything would go and what the day would look like in advance but Caryn and Katie brought the vision to life and made it infinitely better!