Words can not express how grateful I am for Diana, Christin, and the Passionate Weddings team. From the minute I spoke to Diana and Christin on the phone, I knew I wanted them on my dream team. Their expertise, organization skills, friendliness, and patience won me over. Even before the month of coordination, they would e-mail me to check up on my progress. When I had questions outside of my month of the window, they still provided me with so much guidance and detail, I felt confident in what I was doing. The minute the month of coordination started, I was in contact with Christin and Diana every single day- fine-tuning timeline details and decoration placement. Communication is key when it comes to planning and they communicated, clarified and reassured they had my dream wedding in mind. They brought up details a first-time bride would never think of and provided recommendations on how to address it. When I have no clue what to do for certain things, Christin chimed in with different opinions and their pros and cons. When I needed time to think, they were patient and when I wanted to change my mind, they were accommodating. By the week of the wedding, all details were set in place and I was ready to see it all come together.
On the day of, they definitely delivered. I had a stress-free wedding and was fully unaware of any issues that came up. Realistically, problems show up. It’s inevitable. But the goal is to never let the bride find out so that she doesn’t lose her mind. Their mission was accomplished. Some problems were harder to hide, like the rain or the announcements but plans were implemented to troubleshoot before I could even notice what happened.
On top of their exceptional planning and organization skills, Christin, and Alyssa are incredibly fun people in general. The last thing you want is a plannzilla, especially if the bride isn’t a bridezilla. Keep in mind- this is supposed to be a fun and joyful event for EVERYONE.
I highly HIGHLY recommend passionate weddings to anyone planning their wedding.
Falls Church, VA: April 2019
“I worked with Diana from Passionate Weddings on a styled wedding shoot in Seattle. We had a little over a month to plan everything and she wrangled together a full set of vendors, kept everything extremely organized, was always quick to respond to emails, and helped the shoot flow well. She eliminated all the stress I normally feel going into a styled shoot!
Although Passionate Weddings is new to the Seattle area, I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Diana. She is a powerhouse at planning and organizing! I love that she is bilingual and full of knowledge about cultural traditions. I’m looking forward to working with her again!”
“Diana and the Passionate Weddings team were the quickest and most efficient team I have ever seen. They handled every last minute request, snag or change of plans like true professionals. The whole wedding flowed like a dream and we got multiple compliments from our family and guests about how flawless and easy the day felt. I wholeheartedly recommend them to every other bride who is looking for a cool, calm and collected planner.”
Meridian House: Washington, DC: April 2019
My fiancé and I got engaged on Christmas Day of 2017. Around April of 2018, my fiancé decided that she wanted to have our wedding on our anniversary date that year – November 11. I felt the decision was a bit rush with only 7 months to plan and coordinate a wedding. Doubting that anything would materialized, I allowed my fiancé to humor her own idea of planning and coordinating a wedding. Four months into the planning, I realized that this wedding was going to happen and IMMEDIATELY encouraged her to consider acquiring a month-of wedding coordinator. It took a while for my fiancé to realize that she could not be the bride and the person to execute her vision on her wedding day – it is not possible. My sister who was also planning a wedding (2019) had mentioned to me that she had acquired a month-of wedding coordinator and was very pleased with her decision. I had asked my sister for more information which brought us to Passionate Wedding Planning Services. My fiancé chatted with Diana over a phone call and was immediately impressed by the preliminary help and advice provided during her consultation. My fiancé was so set on acquiring a month-of coordinator from Passionate Wedding Planning Services that we adjusted our wedding budget to accommodate having Diana as our month-of wedding coordinator. With four months to go until our wedding date, I could immediately sense a huge amount of weight taken off my fiancé’s shoulders. My fiancé and Diana had several email exchanges and phone conversations during the month leading up to the wedding. Details of vendors contracts, payments, wedding day timeline were meticulously combed over and refined. We had a preliminary finalized timeline a week prior to our wedding date. This PDF document covered every possible detail you could imagine relating to the wedding day. The timeline was shared with all our vendors to ensure that my fiancé’s vision for our wedding day was executed. Our wedding day was wonderful. Our photographer knew when and where to be to for photos. Diana coordinated transportation from our hotel to our photo session and to the venue. Throughout the day, I would question myself – how in the world would we have been able to pull this off without a wedding coordinator! Our wedding day was amazing. Our guest had a blast. We were even able to enjoy the food and music we selected all thanks to Diana. I would highly encourage anyone considering a month-of wedding coordinator to get one without hesitation. And from my experience, I highly recommend Passionate Wedding Planning Services. Thank you Diana and her assistant Christin for making our wedding day memorable, enjoyable and stress-free.
Top of the Town: Arlington, VA
“Words can not express how much we LOVED working with Passionate Weddings. Diana and her team are AMAZING! Diana helped us plan our entire destination beach wedding and reception in under 3 months. When we thought it was impossible, she made it possible. She captured our entire vision while keeping us calm and organized from the very beginning. Our wedding day was very relaxed and perfectly coordinated. We are truly and forever grateful for all of Diana’s guidance, trust, and expertise in making our wedding planning process a wonderful experience.”
Lesner Inn: Virginia Beach, VA
“Christin and Diana were terrific to work with! I hired them for “month of” wedding preparation, but our conversations started well in advance of the last month, mostly because I didn’t want to leave any of the details to be finalized until the last month! I was pretty organized and kept detailed notes and contact information for my vendors, and also drafted a thorough timeline for the whole wedding weekend. But, most critical of all, Christin and Diana did an absolutely amazing job executing my timeline and all of my preparation and hard work! I felt like they were asking all of the right questions at the right time and taking care of details that I had forgotten about or just didn’t have the time to take care of; either way, they were making my wedding SO MUCH BETTER. Christin put in 15 hours of work on my wedding day (10am-1am) and her assistant put in 12 hours (1pm-1am) – it’s a long day! They were one of the only companies that could accommodate those long hours without charging exceptionally high rates. Given all the work, and the long hours on the day of the wedding, their price was more than fair, and their work was terrific. I wholeheartedly recommend them!”
2941 Restaurant: Falls Church, VA
“Diana did a wonderful job planning my son’s wedding. She worked closely with my daughter in law for over a year to make sure the day was perfect and exactly what she wanted. Diana paid attention to every detail to make sure the wedding was organized and beautiful. On the wedding day, she took care of all of the logistics so we could all enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about anything except celebrating and having a good time. The wedding would not have been the same without Diana and we are so grateful for everything she did to make the day perfect!”
“Diana and Minh are a great team! Diana worked closely with me for a year and a half to make our day perfect. She made planning easy, fun, and kept me so organized. She reviewed contracts with me, helped me select vendors, scheduled meetings at the venue, made a day of timeline, kept all vendors updated, reminded me of payments due, organized all RSVPs, kept our wedding party organized, and handeled so many logistics on the day of. Because of Passionate Weddings, I was able to relax on my big day and enjoy every second. I didn’t have to worry about anything and was able to have a stress-free wedding day since Passionate Weddings handled set up, clean up, and keeping everyone on schedule. Diana is incredibly kind, helpful, organized, generous, and friendly. She is amazing at what she does and her services are truly pricelss. I am so glad that Passionate Weddings played such a big role in our wedding. I would highly recommend Passionate Weddings. Our day would not have been as perfect as it was without Diana and her team. We are so grateful and happy with our choice!”
The Woodlands at Algonkian Park: Sterling, VA
“I’ve worked with several planners and Diana is the best by by far. My husband and I worked with her to plan a two day event and she carried us all the way through. I will be using Diana for all my events in the future. There’s nobody better!”
2941 Restaurant & Patowmack Farms Restaurant
“When searching for a wedding planner, we prioritized finding someone who had experience in planning multicultural weddings. Not only that, we were looking for a planner we could rely on to do the groundwork in DC since we were planning long-distance from New York. Upon our first meeting with Diana, we were thoroughly impressed by her knowledge of Brazilian and Chinese wedding traditions. She really listened to our vision and was able to help us find vendors who matched our specific needs/budgets. She was extremely helpful in finding decorations, even offering personal items like her own family’s vases. Throughout the process, Diana was entirely supportive and understanding and maintained complete professionalism, always making sure all fees and services were clear and agreed upon. It was a sincere pleasure working with her and we highly recommend her to be your wedding planner!”