These women are miracle workers! At the beginning of my engagement I did not think that I needed help. But when a friend of mine introduced me to A Touch of Grace, I knew that I had to have them help me. From the moment I met with them, they listened to everything I had to say. It was such a relief to let out all my ideas and have these women listen and add their expertise. On days, when I was extremely stressed and wasn’t the least motivated to meet, they cheered me up and reassured me that everything was going to be perfect and it was! The Monday before the wedding, Dawn and Amber made a point to pick up all my supplies and centerpieces so I would not have to transport them to the venue. They were always one step ahead! On the day of the rehearsal, Amber came with itineraries for the bridal party. On the day of the wedding Dawn and Amber were the sole contact for the vendors and me and my husband were able to enjoy our WHOLE day, without any interruptions from the venue, or any other vendors! The best part, at the end of the party, me and my husband left with a little to go bag that Amber had put together for us which included cupcakes from the wedding, candy from our candy bar and an extra dish of our steak and asparagus from the dinner!! She told me she knew I probably didn’t get a chance to eat and knew I would be hungry later! That is all we left with. She advised us to go home, enjoy my honeymoon and to call her when we were home. Their services are definitely a must have. Thanks Dawn and Amber! I could not have done this without you!
Five Stars for A Touch Of Grace! We enjoyed working with Dawn and Amber for several months before my daughters wedding. The venue, The Payne Mansion in S.F., posed some challenges as far as layout, flow and timing between guests arriving, the ceremony and reception. With Dawn’s help before and on the day of, it all came together seamlessly. Many compliments were received from guests on the way the events unfolded. Dawn and her assistant performed their tasks quietly and efficiently, hovering obscurely throughout the evening and even taking care of a stoppage in the men’s bathroom! Now that’s more than I expected!! I highly recommend their services. Very professional and responsive.
Amber and Dawn were GREAT!! I wasn’t even going to have wedding planners because I like planning things myself, but after people convinced me that having help would be a great idea, I went with “A Touch of Grace”. At first I didn’t think that they would have much to do, but after I met with them they were so organized and helped me remember all the little details that made our wedding perfect. They were so helpful and easy to work with. Not pushy at all and didn’t try to over take anything. I met with them regularly and without them I don’t think I would of been able to keep my wedding “to do” list in order. The day of the wedding they were amazing with keeping everything on time and helping my husband and me stay on schedule and in the loop with everything going on. I would definitely recommend them to any new bride because I would not have been able to enjoy our wedding as much, if they weren’t there.
I’m a control freak by nature. I’m very particular about how I want things to go. With that said my mother and sister were concerned that on my wedding day I would not be able to enjoy it because I would be too concerned with making everything go my way. Enter, Melissa and Amber from A Touch of Grace.
My mom and I chose to go with the Wrap Up service because I had done much of the planning ahead of time. I met Melissa and Amber in November and even though my wedding wasn’t until July 30th and they weren’t to officially take over everything until May, they were constantly in touch. E-mailing me every few weeks just to make sure I was doing ok and not too stressed. They also gave me suggestions when I had trouble finding vendors, answered etiquette questions, listened to my concerns and offered suggestions.
By the time we began meeting in person in May, they had everything under control. They would give me To Do Lists of things I needed to accomplish before I met with them next. Melissa became the primary contact person so all of the timeline coordination and questions from vendors went through her. Because we had gotten to know each other through e-mail, they could have answered most of the questions on their own, but they made sure to get my approval before making any decisions.
Weeks before my wedding, everyone was amazed at how calm and relaxed I was. It was all due to the two women at A Touch of Grace. Because of them, I didn’t have anything to worry about. I only had to occupy my time with my family and my future husband. They picked up all of my decorations for the ceremony and reception a week prior to the wedding.
The day of the wedding, Melissa brought me breakfast and lunch. Her and her assistant ensured that everyone was where they were supposed to be at the appointed time and were doing what they were supposed to do, leaving me to have a relaxing morning and afternoon. My wedding went off without a hitch, it was beautiful and wonderful, and I had a blast. As needed, Melissa gently ushered me from one activity to the next, (cake cutting, garter toss, dances, etc.) She also made sure the photographer, DJ, and videographer were doing their jobs and kept them on time. I’m sure the poor thing was exhausted by the end of the night. When it was time to leave, Melissa had collected my veil, heels, purse, and room key and put everything in our car back to the hotel. (Which was good because I had forgotten about all of those things.) My husband and I arrived in our hotel room to a bed covered in petals, a bag of samples of our wedding decorations, pieces of our wedding cake and a midnight snack. It was one of the most thoughtful gifts I received that entire night. Even weeks after the wedding they are still assisting me with things.
Organized, wonderful, professional, classy, thoughtful, sweet and considerate are all words to describe Melissa and Amber. However there aren’t enough words to describe the wonderful service and peace of mind they gave me in the weeks leading up to my wedding and especially on that day.
We worked with Dawn and her assistant Amber for our June wedding recently (6/4/11). Dawn has the perfect personality for an event planner. She so easy to work with and talk to. Anytime my mom and I were unsure about any part of the wedding details, Dawn would make suggestions that made so much sense. She was never overbearing and she always came up with solutions for details that needed attention. Dawn and Amber are a great team, so responsive and proactive about reminding me of things I wouldn’t have thought about until it was too late. As we approached the wedding date, Dawn really kicked things into high gear and coordinated everything down to the minute. However, she let me design the wedding through my own vision. Our wedding turned out to exceed our expectations by a long shot. The fees are very reasonable and the service is FIRST CLASS. I will recommend A Touch of Grace to my friends for all occasions. What an amazing evening thanks to Dawn and Amber. A million thanks would not be enough.
Working with Amber at Touch of Grace was a joy. I used Touch of Grace’s “Wrap-up” services, which means that Amber helped for the final 60 days before the wedding. I lined up and contracted the vendors and locale on my own, with her help for referrals as needed. But once August 1 rolled around, Amber stepped in – and was a huge help. Organized, thorough, and professional, Amber took care of & tracked all details and kept me sane. I’m a bit of a control freak, and with Amber I could completely relax, trusting her to be on everything. My florist went out of his way to say how great she was, too, unobtrusive and pleasant, as did several friends at the wedding. I had reservations about using a wedding planner, because I’d heard horror stories, and I had my own vision and was planning a (relatively) simple wedding. But Amber was perfect – not at all pushy but highly competent, pleasant, and fun. She and her assistant Melissa went over and beyond for me, even running little Walgreen’s errands for me at the last minute and making our wedding-night room a romantic surprise. I highly recommend Touch of Grace.
The photo booth was a great addition to this year’s company holiday party. My husband and I couldn’t stay out of there! I can’t wait to see the pictures in the slideshow next year. Thank you for a great night!