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"Going above and beyond" is how I would describe AnnaMarie Rubio and her staff at AR Weddings N Events. After every in-person meeting and weekly emails, I felt one word: reassured. As a bride, one wants everything to run smoothly and perfectly, and AnnaMarie and Rebecca Lew ensured that that was the case. I had my wedding almost one month ago, and AR Weddings was hired to be my day-of-coordinator from church to reception. At the church, Rebecca assisted photographers with calling out families of when to take pictures (and I have A LOT of family), and AnnaMarie was at the hotel reception receiving the catered food, picking up appetizers from a local Concord restaurant, and assisting with centerpieces. Once at the reception, AnnaMarie and Rebecca took charge of making sure tables were excused to the buffet line in an orderly manner, the cupcake table was untouched by early grabbers, and served us, the bride and groom, our vegetarian dinner plates. With AnnaMarie's restaurant experience and Rebecca's high energy, all my guests were comfortable and tables were cleared. Even though off the clock at 9pm, the ladies stayed until the night was over and that goes to show their amazing and dedicated work ethic. As far as pricing, AnnaMarie worked with my now-husband and me within our budget and accommodated traveling to meet with us twice before the wedding. Thank you AnnaMarie and Rebecca for creating an enjoyable night and taking care of all the details for us, the bride and groom :)
- Maria E. on October 2, 2016
Anna Marie was my Wedding Coordinator for my September 2016 nuptials. I had spoken to her months prior and ended up hiring her kind of late in the wedding game, I am SO LUCKY she had my date available. Anna Marie was amazing! I needed staff and a bartender for my event and was sick of inquiring around, she was able to provide staff and they were WONDERFUL! She did a walk through at the venue with me a week prior to the event and put me right at ease, she even met me late the night before my wedding for wedding item drop off so I had more time to get some items together. The weeks prior to my wedding she was wonderful receiving info and asking questions making sure she has everything. The day of my wedding was more than I could ever ask for. Anna Marie is a perfectionist, she has an amazing attention to detail and I did not have to worry about ONE thing. The staff she had setting up with her (that I did hire though her) were JUST as sweet / warm / professional / and hard working. They would ask me a few questions to ensure that I was ok with some last min changes but after seeing them work I seriously trusted them to make the best decisions and they DID 100%! My guests were taken care of, my wedding decorations were amazing and exactly how I wanted them. Everything she touched went off without a hitch. I cannot say enough good things about Anna Marie. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends or to use her again for events. Every person at my wedding thanked me for having such a professional taking care of everything, they said that Anna Marie was a delight and she truly is.
Anna Marie if you are reading this, thank you for making the most stressful day of my life into a day that I just sat back and relaxed. I remember and enjoyed SO many special moments that I would not have had the opportunity to if I didn’t have you running the show. You are absolutely amazing and truly I am SO happy you sent me a message on thumbtack. I cannot image my day without you!
- Megan A. on September 23, 2016
AnnaMarie was AMAZING. She was so completely helpful and perfect as our day-of coordinator. Everyone that worked with her was impressed with her efficiency, precision and professionalism. She gently guided us through the day and I was able to fully relax and feel that things were being taken care of. My husband is a fairly exacting and organized German and he was so appreciative of the AR Weddings services. Honestly, I could not recommend more. If you're planning a wedding in the bay area, this is your event planner!!!
- Heather B. on September 2, 2016
Anna Marie was wonderful!! She reached out to me on thumbtack and has made my experience very positive and put me at ease in the planning for wait staff for my wedding. She was very responsive any time I reached out and she went above and beyond in helping me prep for the wedding. During the wedding, they took care of business and the bartenders were great. They cleaned up the kitchen nicely and wrapped up their job there. The only feedback that others gave to me to pass on is that they could have cleaned the dining area a bit more as well as brought the full trash bags to the garbage dumpster. Which was difficult to do with the expectation for them to work around the guests, so it's understandable. Other than that, they were great! I had a positive experience with them. I'm glad I hired them.
- Corrie T. on August 10, 2016
I LOVED Annamarie! She was extremely easy to work with, flexible, made us all feel comfortable, not to mention her food was DELICIOUS! She definitely didn't short us on food at all either. She came very prepared and cleaned everything and more before she left. I would definitely recommend Annamarie AND you must have her make her chocolate brownie thing! Thanks for putting up with 12 crazy girls Annamarie!
- Allison B. on July 1, 2016
Anna Marie was a joy to work with. She had great ideas and she made sure that our wedding day went flawlessly. She even predicted perfect weather and her prediction came true. Thanks, Anna Marie!!
- Mira I. on June 26, 2016
AnnaMarie did a fantastic job coordinating my wedding. I did most of the prep work, and then she made sure the day went off without a hitch! She made sure follow my wishes for the overall feel of the day and there was no detail left out. We definitely couldn't have done it without her! I would recommend her to anyone I know for wedding/event coordination and planning. Thank you for making our day so special!
- Missy T. on December 8, 2015
AnnaMarie was simply wonderful! from beginning to end she helped our surprise dinner party for our friends be nothing but amazing. Her professionalism and talent when beyond my expectations. Thanks again and glad I found her through Thumbtack.
- Jill C. on September 16, 2015
She was great! On time to set up and on time to take down. She set up the table beautifully and had just the right amount of everything!
- Morgan A. on August 3, 2015
What a great experience having AnnaMarie to help the day of our daughters wedding. She coordinated the day so we could have a fantastic time. AnnaMarie gives attention to detail taking the stress away from us. We had complete confidence in her from day one when we met. She did not let us down, in fact she went above and beyond to assure our day was perfect. AnnaMarie will add her special touch to any occasion with wonderful ideas or even making a delicious bite sized polenta that was a delicious surprise for our guests. She kept us informed planning in advance always being a step ahead to take any worry out of dealing with vendors. I will use her again and have recommended her to my friends.
- Cheryl D. on July 15, 2015