Jessica and Jared’s Hotel Bethlehem wedding came together in about four months time. After being engaged for two years, they decided to have 200 of their closest friends and family members join them for a beautiful Jewish ceremony at the Colonial Industrial Quarters (just behind Hotel Bethlehem) followed by a beautiful celebration inside Hotel Bethlehem’s Grand Ballroom.
From the bride…
“If I could buy Danielle an actual star and deliver it to her I would. She was the radiating bit of sanity and clarity during the hectic months leading up to my wedding.
“After two years of being engaged, my now husband and I decided it would be a good idea to plan a wedding with approx 200 guests in four months. We had a number of complicated family dynamics to balance out as well as guests traveling in from all over the world. A week after I started the planning process I was in tears and told my fiancé we need someone to help us get through this or I wasn’t going to make it to the wedding day.
“Without Danielle by my side, I do not think our wedding would have come together. Danielle is like some kind of magic fairy… she answers emails and texts in a matter of minutes at any hour of the day. Some days I would probably send her 20 emails and she got back to them all in record time. Her being available to help find vendors and make coordination decisions in advance of the wedding was SO key and SO helpful…Because she was part of the planning process from step one, I knew that Danielle would be there to make sure everything ran smoothly. She helped me get priorities in place and kept me moving along in the planning process when I started to slack off.
“In our planning meetings, she made sure every little detail was laid out to our expectations (which I really appreciated because I’m a little OCD). Our ceremony space had some slightly complicated logistics and she came out to walk the space with us multiple times (including in the rain) to make sure we had it right.
“On the day of the wedding literally everything we needed done she helped take care of. Things will go wrong, but she made sure the day continued without a hitch.
“Here’s a short list of the things she magically made happen on the day of:
- I needed a copy of my vows printed. I was expecting just an 8×10 paper, but she printed it on lovely card stock. She also redesigned and made the reserved seating signs I needed.
- It was extremely hot so we had to move our family portraits inside and she helped wrangle/coordinate the photos so that we got through the long list of shots in no time
- The straps on my dress started to stretch and my dress was falling down. She found a sewing kit so we could do an emergency stitch. She also got my complicated bustle up in no time.
- This is my favorite…When I was changing into my second dress towards the end of the night I got to my hotel room and realized I didn’t have the key. I texted Danielle and before I could even walk back to the elevator to meet her she was literally running around the corner of the hallway with the key in hand.
“On top of all this Danielle has such a fun energy and was really great to be around. The day after the wedding I literally said to myself, “Wait now I don’t have to message Danielle every day…that’s so sad!”
“After my wedding, a few of my bridesmaids were in other weddings and they commented on how well planned my wedding was, which ended up making their experience of being in the wedding party much better. I told them it was all because of Danielle and her help.
“If you’re planning a wedding you should hire Danielle. Really, its worth it and having help makes all the difference on your wedding day. There are just so many things going on and it will fly by in an instant. Having someone there to run the show means you can be present and be a part of your wedding.”