"All in all Marilyn allowed it to be a super smooth, stress-free day"

"To be honest when I first started planning I had no intention of hiring a planner or a day of coordinator but when I found our perfect venue, the Union on 8th, it was a required part of the deal. So I asked the venue owner for recommendations and Marilyn was the one I settled on because she was friendly, experienced, and super reasonably priced in comparison to others.

Now after the fact, I am so glad that we had Marilyn there with us. She met with us about 2 weeks before to make sure she understood our expectations and vision and then confirmed everything leading up the event so I didn't have to.

On the day she made everything such a breeze.

She kept everything running on time, anticipated our needs, and oversaw all the vendors and clean up without ever being obtrusive into our friends and family time. Her efforts allowed me to be totally relaxed and she handled all the responsibilities that probably would have fallen on my mother had she not been there.

At the end of the night my car was loaded with all our gifts, take away boxes of left over food and cake, and all we had to do was enjoy our perfectly executed sparkler exit. All in all Marilyn allowed it to be a super smooth stress free day and for that I am very appreciative!"

- Liz Harrelson

Kristan Braziel
"Marylin was exceptional before, during, and after our wedding!"

"Marilyn made her self available from the moment we first contacted her.

She was always easy to reach via phone calls, text messages, or emails and she met with us in person several times. She was even able to quickly provide details we needed a week after the wedding for a catering issue.

Marilyn spent hours planning with us, contacted vendors prior to our day, led our rehearsal, as well as set up all the decorations and flowers for our ceremony and reception. She coordinated everyone involved including the venue staff, vendors on site, photographer and officiant so that all were on the same page.  

She guided the whole wedding party through the processional, assisted with our ceremony music, always kept check on the timeline, and continued diligently working throughout the reception and afterwards to clean up and help get items loaded into vehicles.

Her attention to detail, her high-energy level and amazing dedication, along with her positive attitude and fun personality all contribute to having your wedding day be a day you can truly enjoy and not stress about!

Marilyn will ensure that your special day will be exactly what you are dreaming it will be."

- Ramona Krenek

Kristan Braziel
"I felt the weight of the wedding stress that was starting to overwhelm me, fall off my shoulders!"

"Marilyn is a fantastic day-of coordinator! From the moment that she agreed to be a part of my special day, I felt the weight of the wedding stress, that was starting to overwhelm me, fall off my shoulders!

She was very thorough and contacted everyone to organize and coordinate. I think that her dedication to working out any kinks ahead of time made my day seamless.

There was never a doubt in my mind that my wedding was in good hands! I highly recommend Marilyn and wish I would have hired her even sooner!"

- Kayla Armstrong

Kristan Braziel
"Marilyn was calm, pleasant, and poised throughout."

Aqua Soiree was the perfect solution for our wedding planning race to the finish line.  We had done all the initial contacts, selecting, down payments, and communicating with the vendors.

But when the thought of interfacing with all of them during the last week to confirm, iron out details, and facilitate the day-of deliveries and set ups, I knew we needed help.  

We did not want to be all stressed out, and unable to enjoy the wedding.

Marilyn Herd offered the competence to allow us the peace of mind so that we were both able to enjoy the big day.

As Mother of the Bride, I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders when we hired Marilyn.  She is efficient, organized, and experienced. Everything went off without a hitch; Marilyn was calm, pleasant, and poised throughout.

We highly recommend Aqua Soiree!

- Carol Nelson (Mother of the Bride) and Elizabeth Nelson (Bride)

Kristan Braziel
"I don't know what we would have done without Marilyn at the rehearsal or on the wedding day."

"We hired Marilyn as our day of coordinator for our wedding and were absolutely thrilled with our entire experience!

She not only went above and beyond on the wedding day, but was supportive and very helpful leading up to the big day. She offered to meet with us multiple times and allowed me to call and text as much as I needed to with all of our questions.

This really meant a lot to me because I felt very scatterbrained and it was a relief to just ask questions as I thought of them.

She also helped us create the plan for the day of the wedding as well as helped us feel way more organized and stress-free than we were feeling at first. I don’t know what we would have done without her at the rehearsal or on the wedding day.

Even with us trying to be as prepared as possible for the day, there were all kinds of unexpected things that popped up that day and she handled them with ease.

I cannot describe how relieved we were that we didn’t have to worry about these unexpected situations and were able to enjoy the day. We had such a happy wedding day and wouldn’t change a thing.

Thank you so much, Marilyn, for putting your heart and soul into making our day perfect. We couldn’t have done it without you!"

- Samantha Wonder

Kristan Braziel
"I was able to relax on my wedding day, knowing Marilyn was making sure everything got done correctly and on time."

"I am so lucky to have had Aqua Soiree coordinating my wedding day! It was so nice to be able to just enjoy the day without any added stress of coordinating the whole day ourselves.

I was able to relax on my wedding day, knowing Marilyn was making sure everything got done correctly and on time. And she did an AMAZING job making sure everything on our special day went perfectly.

We were working with a tight time schedule for set up, and she handled that wonderfully.

Somehow everything got done on time and it was beautiful!

Thanks to her everything went so smoothly and my husband and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Aqua Soiree to any bride in search of a day-of coordinator!"   

- Jamie Goodpaster

Kristan Braziel
"5 Stars!... I never had to worry about a detail going unnoticed...."
 
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"5 Stars! I have had the opportunity to work with many day of coordinators after being the Maid of Honor in multiple weddings. I can say, without a doubt, Marilyn from Aqua Soiree is the best! I never had to worry about a detail going unnoticed or something not going as planned. She was always on point and there to make sure I had the perfect wedding.

My experience with Marilyn was wonderful, from start to finish.  I initially met with a few other planners and was disappointed to learn that some planners contract you out to their assistants rather than work with you on the day of.  With Aqua Soiree, you get to work with Marilyn the entire time.  You meet with Marilyn, go over your plans and expectations and she ensures all your needs are met.  She took care of all the vendor follow ups and made the week before my wedding a total breeze!  Day of she maintained her cool and never showed an ounce of stress or worry.  This made me, the bride, feel so much better and truly enjoy my day!

I would highly recommend Marilyn to anyone in need of a Day of Coordinator!"

- Tessa Drab

Kristan Braziel
"She anticipated and helped us plan for several things we had not considered..."

"Marilyn was such a blessing at my daughter's wedding.  She anticipated and helped us plan for several things we had not considered as well as just handling keeping everything running smoothly from rehearsal, to set-up, to clean up.  Once the wedding started, we were free to just visit with our guests, and had the assurrance of knowing everything would happen at the right time.  

After all the work and planning, it was wonderful to be able to enjoy the event knowing she was behind the scenes making sure everything went smoothly.  I highly recommend her service for your big day!"

- Mariann Brown

Kristan Braziel
"Everything ran smoothly and exactly as planned. She truly went above and beyond!"
 

"I am so very thankful for Aqua Soirée!  Marilyn was so influential in making our wedding day run smoothly & stress free.  As a very detail oriented person, I thought that wedding planning would be a breeze.  But Marilyn was there to help when I realized it was not so easy and felt overwhelmed by it all.  Marilyn helped me to talk through ideas, plans, and make sure everything in my head would work out realistically.  She was quick to answer questions, and she made sure that all of my vendors were on the same page during our wedding week.

Marilyn was so helpful on the big day.  Everything ran smoothly and exactly as planned.  She truly went above & beyond.  Many of my bridal party and family later commented about how great she was.  We could not have survived without her!"

- Whitney Brown

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Kristan Braziel
"Marilyn is the reason my wedding day went off without a hitch!"

"Marilyn is the reason my wedding day went off without a hitch!  She was our day of coordinator and handled everything so I wouldn't have to.  With her help I was able to have a stress free day and enjoy every moment of my wedding.  She made sure everything was in order, on time, and that I never had to do anything but relax and walk down that aisle.  When my friends and family get married, I will without hesitation recommend Marilyn so they too can have their perfect day."

- Kelsey Mazzon

Kristan Braziel