From her career in corporate event sales to her social calendar, Jodi demonstrates her passion for planning special moments in every aspect of her life. Jodi lives in a well decorated studio apartment in Arlington, Virginia.
She says: "I have had the fortunate opportunity to oversee weddings and special events for almost ten years. My confidence with the details and vendors has allowed the brides I have worked with to get down the aisle with ease. Executing a couple's vision is a thrill in and of itself. There is an emotional component that sets this life event apart from any other. Having a wedding come together never gets old!"
Praise: "Thank you a thousand times over to Etc. Coordinators! Detail-oriented, knowledgable, friendly, warm and professional. Jodi was absolutely wonderful. Phone calls, meetings, emails and countless texts...Jodi was always available to answer my MANY questions, lend advice, and make sure every detail was in order and ready to go on our special day. For the week leading up to the event, Jodi was the one to coordinate all communication with the vendors. She made a detailed timeline and made sure everyone was on the same page. She took care of things at the walk through at the venue even when I wasn't able to make it myself as an out-of-town bride. She made an effort to get to know us as a couple/family and get a feel for our style and ideas, and was able to lend advice when needed in order to make sure the event came together like we envisioned. Everything went PERFECTLY throughout the entire day. Literally every detail, on time without a hitch. Jodi was on top of everything. I can't express how grateful I am. I had several people comment on how happy and carefree I seemed before the ceremony--it's all because Jodi had it all under control and I had no reason to stress! Thank you for allowing me, my husband and our parents to enjoy our day to the fullest."
Working at a museum in Washington. D.C., Monica combines her love and knowledge of the city with her passion in event planning. Monica is all about keeping it real; brides and burger breaks keep her going.
She says: "I love the creativity and coordination that goes into a wedding. Every day brings a new and fun challenge, but it is the smiles from the clients and guests at the end of the night that makes this job so overwhelming great."
Praise: "Monica was amazing!! She had a schedule timed out perfectly for the rehearsal and day of the wedding. The actual wedding was pretty stressful with all of the people and activities we had to accomplish and Monica made sure we were taken care of the entire day, getting us drinks, food or anything we could need. She made us feel so comfortable and actually allowed for us to enjoy our special day. I really couldn't have done it without her. She coordinated everything seamlessly so that I could just focus on being the bride."
Kirstin is a Hampton Roads native with a degree in Event Management. She has over six years of experience in the events industry, and though she be but little, she is fierce. With her positive, laid-back, Southern Virginia attitude, Kirstin is easy to work with.
She says: "I love the team effort that is put into a wedding to make sure all aspects of the day run smoothly. Seeing the wedding on paper and then watching it come to life is always a fun experience."
Praise: "I worked with Kirstin at Etc. Coordinators and was extremely pleased! I would highly recommend Etc. Coordinators to brides who are comfortable handling most of the initial legwork of seeking out vendors and selecting an aesthetic, but want peace of mind knowing that all of the contracts are in order and every detail is managed during the wedding weekend. Kirstin went above in beyond with her attention to detail - ensuring drink quantities and transportation logistics were addressed immediately - with professionalism, ensuring my wedding went off without a hitch. I really could not speak more highly of this service and am so glad I selected Etc. Coordinators!"
Alyssa is a Maryland alumna who has been working for years in a creative, customer service driven industry. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail bring a positive energy to anything, professionally and personally, that she does.
She says: “I love when all the elements of a wedding come together! It’s those small details that really help to make the day even more special and memorable; and what a bride should never have to worry about, because they will always be taken care of.”
Praise: "Alyssa was AMAZING! She took care of all of our concerns from Transportation to corralling family to guaranteeing the day ran smoothly. I'd recommend Etc, Coordinators to everyone!"
Sarah received her degree in Broadcast Journalism where she mastered the art of getting your story right on the first try. Sarah has been in the events industry for over a decade, cultivating relationships among some of the industry's premiere practitioners.
Sarah has executed events for Vogue, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama, from state arrivals to Easter Egg Rolls. While traveling around the country as part of the advance team for the President, Sarah perfected her diplomacy and mastered the fine art of celebrating the cultural richness of diverse people and regions.
Sarah's wedding clients find her attention to detail and calming demeanor to be invaluable assets. She loves being a creative consultant, idea innovator, etiquette expert, soiree stylist, and protocol professional.
Sarah aspires to one day be a contestant on the Amazing Race, however, until the casting agents call, she will continue to enjoy being a dog-mom to Lucas, refinishing furniture, playing Bingo, and going on mission trips with her church.
Praise: "We both want to thank you for everything you did for us before, during and after our wedding day! You made our day absolutely perfect, and I can't even imagine trying to pull it off without you. Your patience, organization, and hard work really put me at ease (seriously, I never felt stressed about the wedding on the day of -- maybe other reasons lol! but never anything related to the wedding running smoothly). Every single one of our guests, who we had the chance to speak with, raved about how smoothly everything went and how well-organized the ceremony and reception was. I honestly can't thank you enough for helping to make our day so special and so perfect. We honestly can't think of a single thing that we would have changed."
With over 15 years of experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, Elizabeth has seen a wide variety of events from every angle. She has experience planning, organizing, and managing special events at venues throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She is especially passionate about being a day-of coordinator after planning her own wedding without one, and wishing she hadn’t!
She says: “Let me help you enjoy the day you’ve worked so hard to plan and perfect. Every couple and every wedding is unique, that’s what makes it so fun! I love learning about, and helping plan, all of the intricate details and ensuring they come together as envisioned. Watching a couple on their wedding day delight in each moment is wonderful to witness!”
Praise: "Working with Etc. Coordinators was by far the best decision that we made the entire wedding planning process! From the moment that Elizabeth, our coordinator, reached out to us, she helped to remove any stress that we had and to put us at ease. In our initial meeting, Elizabeth was well organized and had already read through all of our vendor contracts and had an idea of what we were envisioning for our wedding day. Immediately following our meeting she took over communicating with all of our vendors, setting up a day-of timeline, managing the event order at our venue and answering any questions that we had. We sent countless emails back and forth in the weeks leading up to the wedding and she was always enthusiastic, responsive, and kept track of all the changes and details along the way."