I just want to start off by saying, hiring Fidan and her team is THE BEST thing you can do for your wedding. To give a little background, I live in the US and was looking for a planner in Toronto. I found Fidan through reading online reviews and decided to see whether we would be a good fit during a video interview. Before we even decided to hire her, she already had an entire plan laid out and answered all of our questions and concerns. What really made us go with Fidan initially was that she doesn’t just treat you like you are just one of her clients, but rather you know you’re in the hands of someone that truly cares about making your wedding the best wedding possible.
Over the course of a year, Fidan and Carly made sure we were on schedule in terms of booking the venue, hiring vendors, and making other decisions regarding the wedding. Let me just say I am a procrastinator and sometimes not very good at making decisions. In addition, I was not living in Toronto and couldn’t physically be there most of the time. But Fidan and Carly made it work and were on top of everything. They would narrow down vendors for me based on my preferences and budget; they would help schedule online conference meetings with vendors and go over every contract; they would help with my inspiration board; they even took my parents to see different venues and videotaped everything for us. I literally never had to worry about a single thing despite doing all of this long distance. Also, the vendors recommended by Fidan have all turned out to be amazing and delivered beyond what they promised.
On the day of the wedding, Fidan and Carly were the MVPs. From early 7am, they were in the background making sure everything was going according to plan. Everything was executed perfectly. I was never bothered with questions, I never had to worry about the guests, I never had to worry about the vendors, I never had to worry about the photographers, I never had to worry about the limo bus, basically I didn’t worry about a single thing that day except to smile and take photos. That’s when you know you have amazing wedding planners because everything is taken care in the background. Everyone that attended the wedding said it was one of the best weddings they have attended.
There’s not enough space to describe the appreciation my husband and I have for Fidan and Carly. They made our dream wedding possible and helped us avoid all the headache that comes with planning a wedding. Friends, if you are looking for a wedding planner, do yourself a favor and contact Fidan and Carly. If you end up hiring them, it’ll be the best decision you can make for your wedding.
Bottom line: 100% worth every dollar, experts in the industry and exceeds all expectations!
We were referred to Fidan by a friend and we had a very ambitious concept of an unconventional, unorthodox, upside-down wedding format with two venues. Also, we met Fidan just as we were relocating to live in Vancouver but the wedding was happening in Toronto a year later. We met several times intermittently in Toronto, but most of our communication was via email and FaceTime. We were unable to attend numerous vendor meetings so Fidan would FaceTime us and show us the venues, decor, etc. We had a long to-do list, but with the help of Fidan, we were able to keep everything on time and (reasonably) within budget. If you think all the preparation was impressive; wait till you see Fidan and her team in action at the rehearsal and the day-of events.
During the rehearsal, Fidan was instrumental in organizing all the timing and positioning of everyone in the wedding party. Two dry-runs and we’re good to go! On the day of, we had Carly and Liz come to the groom’s house to prep for the Chinese tea ceremony. Carly was running the show until we got to our main venue keeping us on schedule for photos at two separate locations across Toronto. Fidan was already at the main venue setting up hours before we would arrive. When we arrived, Fidan scheduled us a break; which was well needed. The barista, buffet, speeches and dances went off without a hitch. Then we moved downstairs to the ceremony space which was stunning. Fidan spontaneous added candles and greenery to the aisle which elevated the whole ambiance. Once the ceremony and photos concluded, we headed to the afterparty. Cindy was there a couple hours before us to organize all the food, ice sculpture, carnival games, drinks and DJ. The whole afterparty was incredible! We partied to 2am and that was it!
From our first conversation, we challenged Fidan if our upside-down wedding concept was achievable. She took that challenge and ran with it! Not only did the whole wedding day run completely smooth; it was well-received by all the guests! +1500 emails, 18months, 4 planners distilled into the best 22hrs of ours lives!
We hands down recommend Fidan and her team for any event you’re planning; birthdays, product launches and especially weddings! Thank you for everything; our dream wedding would not have been possible without Designed Dream!
Sarah and Jon
Fidan went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! We worked with her as a full planner, starting about 10 months before the big day. From day 1 Fidan was organized, had the vision and was a pleasure to work with. Fidans calm demeanor and ability to get things done were exactly what we needed. We are beyond happy with how the wedding came together - absolutely flawless and breathtakingly beautiful. We are still in awe of the entire experience. We honestly couldnt have done it without her expertise. Highly recommend. THANK YOU FIDAN!
Fidan went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! We worked with her as a full planner, starting about 10 months before the big day. From day 1 Fidan was organized, had the vision and was a pleasure to work with. Fidan’s calm demeanor and ability to get things done were exactly what we needed. We are beyond happy with how the wedding came together - absolutely flawless and breathtakingly beautiful. We are still in awe of the entire experience. We honestly couldn’t have done it without her expertise. Highly recommend. THANK YOU FIDAN!
The moment we interviewed with Fidan we knew that she would be the best person to coordinate our special day. She came to our meeting equipped with a sample itinerary and all the pieces needed to hit the ground running. Although it was day-of coordination we were looking for, Fidan and her team started their work much sooner to ensure all contractual obligations were met and the vendors knew exactly what they needed to do and when. The day of, she and Jessica were lifesavers!! They were always there to get what we needed, keep an eye on the time, assist guests and so much more. I knew I could rely on them to have tide to go when my husband got a little pasta sauce on his shirt haha! I cant imagine how the day would have gone without them!! Best investment!!
We have had the pleasure of working with the artistic team at Designed Dream Wedding Planning for several years and on many weddings. Fidan and her team are extremely friendly to work with, attentive to all the small things that make such a difference in a wedding celebration and are creative in the design and implementation of the couple's wedding theme.
I highly recommend Fidan and her team to anyone looking for top notch wedding planners! Very pro, organized and super easy to work with. Look no further!
We have the pleasure of working with Fidan and Designed Dream several times each year and all her events run smooth, look fantastic and result in happy clients. She knows all the details of her events and takes great care of her clients. Always a fantastic experience with her at the helm!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Fidan on a number of weddings and events. Professional, polite, and creative, I’ve overheard guests’ say how good Designed Dream is and how they managed their wedding day so perfectly! I agree and have only high praise for Fidan's experience and personality, and always look forward to working with her!
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