Experienced, Leaders, Dedicated, Unique and Passionate. These are some of the words we would use to describe our team.
“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 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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“I loved working with Mary Beth! There were so many moments in the days leading up to the wedding where I would think, wait did I forget something. Then I would realize if I did, Mary Beth would have mentioned it. You can’t put a price on that kind of peace of mind. Our wedding was perfect and we could not have done it with out Mary Beth and the whole team!”
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.
Kirstin is a Hampton Roads native with a degree in Event Management. She has over ten 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.”
For the past decade, Mary Beth has put her love of details and logistics to work for non-profits in Greenville, SC and Washington, DC. Currently she oversees events and operations in the role of General Manager for a local non-profit in the nation’s capital. Mary Beth brings a joyful focus to the many moving pieces of a wedding so her happy couples don’t have to.
In her free time Mary Beth loves laughing with her husband Mathew. They enjoy the simple things in life like taking walks on Capitol Hill, to the more adventurous like traveling to see Mathew’s family in Sydney, Australia.
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!”
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.”
Megan Pollard has been involved in the special events industry for over a decade. She is an industry innovator who co-founded a luxury event design firm in 2008 hosting elegant events up and down the east coast. Choosing to focus solely on event management and time preservation for their clients she along side Brittany Hagaman opened the doors of Etc. Coordinators in 2014. ” I couldn’t be prouder of what our team has accomplished! Piece by piece we build a day that will be cherished for years to come by our clients and their families. We are so honored for the opportunity and can’t wait to see whats in store for our future!”
Brittany Hagaman is a Northern Virginia native and has 9 years of experience between private events and catering. She cofounded Etc. Coordinators with Megan Pollard with the mission to fill a much needed hole in the market; a company that focuses solely on day of coordination. “Our coordinators are incredibly dedicated to their clients and truly put their hearts into each event. I have loved watching our coordinator team grow and build relationships with each other and their clients!”
Interested in Joining the Etc. team?
If you are passionate about the details, obsessed with order, and motivated to make a difference one event at a time, we would love to hear from you!