Photography: Caitlin Sullivan | Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination

katie and matt

If I had to do my wedding all over again, Jessica would be the one piece I would never do without. In the beginning, I was a little hesitant to have someone help me. Like all brides, I had the “I can do it all by myself, I don’t need any help” attitude. Jessica completely understands that. Her job is not to come in and tell you what your wedding should look like – her job is to make sure what you have envisioned for your day actually happens. And she did exactly that for our wedding!

I am very into details and also quite a control freak. I was nervous that my vision would not come together and I always felt that no one understood what I wanted the day to look like. Over the course of our meetings prior to the wedding, Jessica took all of my nerves away. She was able to see things I had overlooked and make suggestions or provide a better idea when I was stuck. She never threw ideas at me unless I had asked for them or if she thought it would make the outcome better. She remembers and thinks of the tiniest details that I couldn’t even begin to fathom. Everything was about what I wanted. She only suggested things to make my vision better. The week before my wedding we met to discuss last minute details. She made herself very available (even coming to my house) to pick up items and transfer them to the venue. That ‘little detail’ saved me hours of time. She was a quick email or phone call away any time I needed anything.

When Matt and I walked into our venue, I was blown away! Every image I had in my head played out. Jessica took my rambling descriptions of how I wanted the venue to look and was magically able to understand and execute them to perfection. She blended in and made sure every aspect of our night went smoothly and was perfect. Perfect it was.