Kind Words

“I was completely ready for us to just handle everything surrounding our wedding all by ourselves, and it wasn’t until the month leading up to the wedding that I realized I was fooling myself. Thankfully, we were shown the light when we were told about Steph Saunders. Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the day it was without Steph. Her ability to manage all the moving pieces in the couple of weeks leading up to our wedding was the most invaluable component of our event. She lowered my stress and put me at ease knowing that everything was handled. I heard after our wedding that some of our catering staff didn’t show up, but it was taken care of without my knowing. I appreciate that SO much. That’s a trait of a fantastic coordinator. Kurtis’ and my mom couldn’t stop singing Steph’s praises, mentioning how calming she was during set up; and so creative. Our window display and the room looked exactly like I was hoping, and she even created set ups that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of, but they were perfect. I have only positive thoughts when I think about our wedding. It flowed perfectly. There were no awkward moments, and that’s because Steph was on top of her game and professional. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with her, and I feel like I barely even saw her on the night-of, which speaks volumes. A coordinator who is able to maintain a peripheral presence is solid gold. Steph is solid gold. I would and will recommend her services to anyone I know getting married at Old Met Hall. It would be a major err to not utilize her immense talent.” 

Kelly, BRIDE


“Just wanted to let you know that we LOVE Steph!! She took care of all the details the day of my daughter’s wedding. Many of which I would never have thought of. She worked an incredibly long and busy day and was always so delightfully friendly. She played a huge part in making their wedding day perfect in every aspect. Thank you so very much!”

Brenda, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE (Elise)

“Steph is amazing! Any bride that is wanting wedding planning or day of coordinating services should absolutely select Steph. She was my day of coordinator at the recommendation of my wedding venue, Old Metropolitan Hall in Charlottesville, VA. At two months out she diligentlybegan coordinating with vendors and easing my planning load. She took time to truly understand my vision, listened to any concerns I had and helped talk them through. My wedding day was exactly how I envisionedand executed flawlessly all because of Steph. My only focus that day was to be the bride and get married because I trusted Steph with all of the other details. She is incredibly talented and added personal touches that made my wedding day perfect.”

Elise, BRIDE


Steph was awesome! She was super responsive and did everything in a timely manner. She was able to adapt on the fly and keep things moving in the background seamlessly. She grouped everything together for us and made sure we didn’t have to worry about anything! She even had the guts to tell us to leave certain things alone because she would take care of them for us. She even cleaned up for us after our event! She worked great with all the other vendors and made sure to answer all of their questions so we didn’t have to. She was very knowledgeable and thought of everything we couldn’t think of. You won’t regret having her coordinate your wedding/event!

Case, GROOM


“Invaluable! I have to echo another review on here – hiring Steph was easily the best money we spent on our wedding. She made EVERYTHING- from finding and hiring vendors, to managing costs and budgets, to detailed decorations- a breeze. 
She went above and beyond for us, and you can tell immediately upon meeting her that she does for every one of her couples. She is an utter professional, with tons of experience planning in the Charlottesville area.
We received so many compliments on her specifically from our parents and friends. She was an absolute angel to have during the almost-year planning our wedding. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Samantha, BRIDE


Steph was amazing to work with! We hired her for day of coordination and it was one of the best decisions we made. Not only did she make sure everything was perfect day of, but she also spent time a couple weeks before our wedding contacting all our vendors and creating a timeline so that everyone was on the same page. On the day of, Steph was on top of everything that needed to be done from start to finish – I didn’t have to worry about a thing! She really made it possible for us to be in the moment and enjoy ourselves. We couldn’t have pulled off the big day without her and I would highly recommend her to any bride! Thank you, Steph!

Ellen, BRIDE


Steph was a LIFE SAVER during the wedding planning process. I truly don’t think we could’ve pulled off our dream wedding without her. She went above and beyond to make sure that everything was booked on time, well organized, and went smoothly. I did not stress for even a minute between hiring Steph and the end of my wedding day. If you are considering a wedding planner (which you should be) HIRE STEPH SAUNDERS. You will absolutely not regret it.

Katie, BRIDE

Steph Saunders is an amazing Wedding Planner/coordinator. We could not have done this wedding without her. From start to finish,Steph made sure she knew our budget and what kind of wedding the bride and groom wanted. Steph found amazing vendors, helped find an amazing venue and kept us all on track with appointments with the vendors and with the venue! Steph met with us regularly either in person or by video conference calls to let us know what was next on our agenda. The week before the wedding, Steph had everything organized, all the details for the week and for the rehearsal and wedding. We all had agendas for the week and timelines on what needed to be done. By the time the rehearsal dinner and wedding rolled around, I had no stress as the mother of the bride and neither did the groom or the bride! Steph Saunders is wonderful and I can’t sing her praises enough! Our wedding was fabulous…and that’s because Steph was our wedding planner/coordinator! 

Leslie, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE (Katie)