I contacted Natalie from Australia for my upcoming wedding in Los Angeles. During the next five months, we communicated frequently over email and telephone as she helped me engaged with the vendors. All the vendors that she recommended were professional and reliable.
During the whole course of the wedding planning, Natalie was highly responsive, patient and exercised a great deal of cultural sensitivity. She was able to execute a Chinese/American wedding with more than 320 guests. Nat never takes more than 48 hours to get back to us, and her positive attitude is definitely a plus! She is definitely a major reason why we managed to remain calm throughout the whole planning journey, and why we were able to solely enjoyed our time with family and friends on our special day. — Leanne
I met Natalie at a wedding expo in Santa Monica. She was so sweet and when she found out where I was having my wedding she lit up because she had had her birthday party there. I needed a day of coordinator, so it seemed perfect to have one that was familiar with my venue.
I'm so glad I chose her! She went above and beyond. She came to meetings with vendors with me, emailed and called to check in on me, and kept me on track in a gentle way when I forgot to get things done. My wedding day went off without a hitch. It could not have been more perfect. I was able to be very present and completely enjoy every minute of my wedding day because I knew that I was in good hands with Natalie. If you're looking for a day of coordinator that will have your back, make sure that your day is exactly what you want, and allow you to relax and enjoy your special day, choose Natalie Sofer. She will also connect you with great vendors if you haven't found them yet. — Brit
Natalie took the time to meet with us and our parents multiple times to make sure we had the exact wedding we wanted. She was attentive and excited and we really trusted her to make sure our day flowed smoothly. She set up all of our do-it-yourself projects and made sure the venue and other vendors worked nicely together.
hen we walked into the reception for the first time, everything was laid out exactly as we had talked about. It was beautiful and the timing of the day couldn't have gone better. She was easy to work with and quick to make adjustments to the timeline when needed. Not only that, but she was always so positive, bright, cheery, and lovely to work with. Highly recommended!.. — Rachel
Our wedding was not just one day - but THREE days of events, including a new years eve party, a family luncheon, the wedding itself, a reception and a brunch. Natalie was on the ball with every single action item and made sure that we were on schedule with each thing. The wedding went flawlessly due to Natalie's supreme ability to organize and manage people. Not a single thing went wrong, and I seriously didn't worry about any of it - because I had her.
She was there to cater to my vision, my dream - not to impose her own. She knew when to step up and take charge so that I could relax and enjoy the most important day of my life thus far. And boy did I! I wish I could do it all again - including the planning. It was so much fun - and her gentleness helped me to tone down the bridezilla. She never judged me, but simply helped to guide me through this crazy process in a calm and peaceful way. I was grateful for her calmness. Weddings can be stressful - especially if you have a highly charged wedding planner on top of a stressed out bride. My experience was the opposite of that because of Natalie's groundedness and ease. — Rebecca
We hired Natalie this past summer for coordinating our wedding day. She came highly recommended and I knew I could trust Natalie with my event because of my past relationship with her.
Natalie not only made herself available to me a month in advance, she was able to catch the little details I had not thought about. When I walked in my reception venue, I was blown away at how beautiful everything was and the set up. I realize how important it is to have someone there as a day of coordinator. The only bad thing is that I didn't use Natalie for my church ceremony which I now wish I had. Things would have gone a lot smoother. — Stefanie
I hired Natalie as a full service planner to plan my wedding which took place May 11, 2013 at MountainGate Country Club. Natalie was prompt and easy to work with. She has a lot of experience planning weddings, which shows in how she deals with people and vendors. She was always considering things I never would have thought to ask, check, or do.
She was by my side the entire process. She always picks up the phone or returns calls right away. I interviewed 4 planners and I am so glad I went with Natalie because I think she provided better value than the others would have. I am glad I found someone so trustworthy and easy to work with since planning a wedding is nearly a year long process. — Devon
My husband and I could not have been happier with the services provided by Natalie. We hired her to be a week of coordinator, but she was actually a 2.5 week of coordinator as she worked with us and getting our vendors in-line well before the final week of the wedding. This was no easy feat as the person in charge of our reception site was very difficult to deal with - Natalie took complete control so we didn't have to deal with that extra stress.
Natalie and her team had a very short window to prepare our reception site (which would have been in the middle of our pictures and ceremony) - rather than bother us with this on our wedding day she made sure to get everything from us for the reception site a couple days in advance. When we got to the reception site we were thrilled with how it looked and the whole evening went off without a hitch! Hiring Natalie was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding! — Larisa
Natalie Sofer is a breath of ease and patience. We hired her for our wedding "day-of" coordination and I'm so glad we did! Our venue had new, untrained staff attending to our special day which clearly added yet, another level of stress to the day. Natalie knew how to work and manage the venue's staff so that every decoration and detail got set up and followed wonderfully. And, when there were problems, she resolved them quickly.
One of the simple, but stand out moments of "Whew!" that I experienced was when we were taking all of the family photographs and Natalie had already given our photographers a whole list of images to capture before the ceremony, during the ceremony and after! With all the prep for the day, I just never got around to doing it. With Natalie, it was handled without me even needing to say anything. — Mishawn