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As soon as I was engaged, the first vendor I wanted to book was a wedding planner. At the time I was working full time from home and taking care of a toddler. I had absolutely no time in between to plan a wedding! I googled the best wedding planners in Toronto, and Devoted To You came up. Little did I know, I was actually following Carmen on Instagram because I casually stumbled upon her page, before I got engaged, what a coincidence! I knew following her on Instagram was a good idea. I contacted Carmen, filled out her client forms, and she was extremely responsive to schedule a meeting in person and talk about her services and potentially book with her. Thankfully this was a time after businesses with slowly opening from covid - 19 restrictions. Of course I booked with her, and had no doubt she’d be an asset during the wedding planning process. She immediately started working on finding wedding venues for my now husband and I to see, booking times to tour, and she was there at every venue tour, which I greatly appreciated. We found our dream venue, and I was extremely happy to know that she had planned at our venue before. After venue shopping, she kept me on track with booking vendors, and provided extensive options for hair, makeup, videographers, and photographers, DJ’s, florists, etc . Carmen was able to provide vendors at different costs which suited our budget. She did not force us to book with the “most expensive” vendors, and provided us great insight on areas we can save. She coordinated all the meetings with the potential vendors, ensured we were comfortable with the vendor we booked, and even encouraged us to think on it for a while before we made our decision. The wedding planning process was extremely enjoyable from start to finish, by having Carmen by my side. The month before, as expected, was extremely busy for us, but she took control with confirming ALL the vendors, and coordinating final meetings and reminder payments for us. On the day of the wedding, I felt absolute bliss. I placed all my trust in Carmen, and that gave me the peace I had during the day. I met her assistant, Queenie, who was an absolute sweetheart, and Sarah who was also extremely sweet, whom I met at the venue. There was not a time during the wedding day, that I had doubted Carmen’s abilities to make the day run smoothly. I was able to be in the moment of my wedding day, take it all in, and enjoy the day seamlessly. Carmen’s ability to implement immediate changes to make the day seem as if there were no changes, was extremely impressive. That validated the reason why I hired her and why I would hire her again.