Diana worked with us during the month leading up to our wedding. I interviewed countless wedding planners, and Diana made it easy to decide to work with her. I could tell by our phone conversation that she was confident, smart, professional, and would get the job done right. My intuition was correct. From the start, Diana made herself available even before our month-of contract started if I had questions about vendors or needed advice. She sent us several forms to get started on, such as a packing list, so we had plenty of time to work on everything. She was so organized and I knew she would have everything covered. A month out, Diana came on board full force. She immediately set up a meeting with us, set up the walk-through with our vendors at the venue, sent us a few more forms (like a template for doing the table seating), and made herself very available by email and phone whenever we had questions. Her 10-page timeline of our entire wedding day included everything, color coded, from vendor setup, to transportation for each person in our wedding party and where they needed to be and when, and so much more. She finalized the details with all the vendors, took care of setting up our personal items, and made sure the day went as planned. Just like any wedding, our day had some hiccups. Diana rolled up her sleeves and we never even knew about these hiccups as they were happening. For example, our venue had a very short setup time, and Diana was with all the vendors doing whatever she could do help everyone set up on time. And when the band disappeared (yes, they disappeared!), she actually went to the neighboring restaurants to track them down! Last but not least, Diana brings two associates with her. There’s just no way for one person to take care of everything, so this was critical. I had one associate with me all day to hold my purse, provide water, etc. Look no further than Passionate Weddings. It’s the obvious choice!!
Torpedo Factory Art Center: Alexandria, VA
“The staff at Passionate Weddings worked tirelessly to create an amazing experience for us. They went above and beyond to make sure our special moment was flawless! Every detail was just perfect from start to finish. Diana Ram and her staff definitely honor Passionate Wedding’s name. They truly love what they do. Diana’s personality and energy is invigorating and contagious. Their response time was always prompt on phone calls and electronic mail. They recommended reputable and extremely professional vendors, photographers, decor and catering services. Diana made an amazing job at keeping us up to date with detailed budget, RSVP tracking and timeline of events. She made sure to send us a recap of our meetings. She also made sure to point any details and concerns we might have missed. Her experience, professionalism, energy and devotion shows in every phone call, every meeting as well as on event day. I will definitely recommend Passionate Weddings to friends, family and business partners. I will also contract them for future events. Passionate Weddings definitely excelled at taking our vision and making it a reality. They surpassed our expectations. Their staff made sure that my wife and I had a peace of mind during the process as well as on our big day”.
2941 Restaurant: Falls Church, VA
“I didn’t think a planner was in my budget, but 2-3 months out from the wedding date, I realized I needed help! The emails were coming at a faster pace, I was having trouble keeping track of payment due dates, and I realized I still needed to figure out all the logistics like day-of timeline! Luckily, I was referred to Diana of Passionate Weddings. She was eager to help, offered guidance but did not at all try to “push” her vision or ideas, was really just a right-hand woman to help in all ways. She worked within the budget I had to provide month of coordination. Trust me, it is worth it. I had unexpected things happen – like my florist breaking her leg and being unable to do my wedding – and that is where having Diana is priceless. She recommended other vendors, made connections, and kept me CALM. The real help is the week and day of. The week of, I must have emailed her after 2 a.m. at least five times. She was always responsive and helpful. And the day of — WOW. People will tell you there are a lot of moving parts to a wedding, but I truly didn’t realize it until I was in it. Hair, makeup, vendors, set up, people being late. I was able to hand over all the thinking and work to Diana and ENJOY the day. I could focus on what was important – marrying my husband! I highly recommend Diana. She is organized and efficient, but has a calming presence that will be so important the day of. I am so happy and thankful she was a part of my wedding. HIGHLY recommend.”
National Museum of the Marine Corps: Quantico, VA
“Planning a destination wedding in Puerto Rico was no easy task, but Diana and Christin made it so much easier! We hired Passionate Weddings for month of planning services and these ladies went above and beyond the call of duty. It was a great asset to have somebody local to the DC area who knew and worked with vendors on the island. Whenever I couldn’t get a hold of a vendor, Diana was ready to hop in and handle it. Christin was on top of EVERYTHING, from arranging the transport of my DIY decor from DC to PR, to dealing with my crazy family, to making sure we stayed on schedule. We couldn’t have asked for better people to take the vision of what we wanted our wedding to be and make it happen.”
Haceinda Siesta Alegre: Puerto Rico
“We hired Diana and her team for ‘week of’ services for our wedding, she was professional and responsive before our week started and we even added in a couple a la carte services as well the month before the wedding. The day of the wedding she and her team executed and managed the event and vendors wonderfully and seamlessly. It was like she had been there from the beginning! Another plus and reason I hired her for her bilingual skills, which was super helpful as some of my family does not speak English and were coming from overseas. My family could not stop talking about how great she was and what a good decision it was to have hired Passionate Weddings. Best decision ever!”
The Washington Plaza Hotel: Washington, D.C.
“Diana is a wonderful person inside and out. I couldn’t have done without her, as my wedding planner. She is so responsible, caring and very professional. She is so kind hearted, sweet and you even end up feeling that she is part of the family. When speaking to the other vendors that I used, such as linens, carter, orchestra and even the venue, they all said I wish I could work with Diana always. That says a lot about someone. Thank you again Diana for all you did for my wedding day. You’re the greatest!”
Palmetto Bay Village Center: Miami, FL
“Diana is a pleasure to work with. She is extremely organized and very professional! She went above and beyond to help us customize our wedding! She kept us on a timeline and helped us manage our finances! Weddings are expensive, but a wedding planner like Diana is well worth the expense! She’s even wonderful about helping setup payments! I will be using her for future life events! And highly recommend her services! She is kind, patient and understanding, while always keeping you the priority.”
Hacienda Siesta Alegre: Puerto Rico:
“I just want to say thank you to Passionate Weddings because they were amazing, professional and provided an outstanding service. The week leading up to the wedding was incredibly easy knowing that Diana had everything under control, and the wedding morning could not have been more calm – which was such a huge gift because it allowed me to enjoy the moment rather than having to stress about minor, last minute details. My husband and I truly cannot thank Diana enough for putting together such a wonderful event! I highly recommend them to any couple looking to get married!”
Shade Trees and Ever Greens: Fredrick, Maryland