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Alena Swanson LLC

Wedding Coordiantion & Planning
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-252-7689
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5.0
63 Reviews

Alena's mission is to ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes on your wedding day. Her heart is to make sure your love story comes to life and your vision unfolds beautifully for your guests.

It is all too often a bride, a mom, a Maid of Honor, or someone responsible is tasked with running the show on their loved one's wedding day. They end up working and stressing all day instead of enjoying the celebration. Alena Swanson LLC will take care of directing the event so the only thing you (and your family) need to worry about is smiling as you walk down the aisle.

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I would love to talk to you about your special day! Please complete an inquiry to schedule a time to grab a cup of coffee. I'd love to find out if we are a perfect match, just like you and your fiance!

 

Megan
8/5/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I was amazed by the work and out come of my wedding. Alena was on point and helped me make sure my day was smooth even with a diverse and split family dynamics. I did not want religious ceremony but still wanted it to be special, she gave me a wonderful wedding blessing for our parents to read after our vows, gave a template so we could make our own ceremony .
Liz
7/1/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Where do I even start? Alena is without a doubt the best money I could have ever spent. Without her I would have probably not had a wedding. She was there for us through so many obstacles and always had a great solution and way out. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She gave up her birthday weekend to run my wedding day. Not only is she great at what she does, she is an incredible human being. So thoughtful and caring. She truly wants you to be as happy as possible on your big day. All the little extras she sends you along the way are so cute and helpful when planning out details as well. I can't say enough good things about her. When we had our venue screw us over 5 months before the wedding date - making us change venues completely - she handled it. She made what could have been a crappy situation into something fantastic. And honestly better than I could have ever imagined. I don't know what I would have done without her. Thanks Alena, you're so valuable to this community. Andrew and I can't tell you enough how grateful we are for you and all you did. HIRE ALENA, YOU WON'T REGRET IT I SWEAR.
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Liz, you could make me cry! I adore you and Andrew and loved working with you!! Thank you so much for this sincere review! It's so true that there were a lot of bumps along the way, and I know that everything happens for a reason and God led us towards creating your dream day. It was perfect! Congratulations!!!!! <3 -Alena
alexandra
5/27/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena was hands down the absolute best! The best money we spent was spent on Alena. We planned our wedding from another state and she was there every step of the way. Alena had never ending advice and tips and was always willing to offer her opinion. On the day of the wedding I was not worried at all because I knew Alena had covered all the bases; She kept me informed throughout the day and made sure everything that happened happened correctly, on time, and the way we wanted it to. An issue arose at dinner during the event and Alena helped take care of it so we, as bride and groom, didn't have to get involved. Now, just because you have a venue coordinator does not dismiss the fact that you need Alena. Alena makes the show run. Alena is the reason why my wedding was so perfect.
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your kind words Alex! I was so honored to be part of your day and I'm thrilled everything was so smooth for you!
Danielle
5/1/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena was such a joy to work with! She walked us through every step of the planning process, and I was so impressed with how thoroughly invested she was in every detail. She really took the time to get to know my now-husband and me. She listened to our vision for the event, and she really helped us bring to life our ideas. She was great in recommending, and embracing, our choice of vendors. Alena really shines on the wedding day itself. (And you realize how she took the time throughout the planning process to go over all possible questions and concerns.) She steps up in every situation, so that you and your partner can relax and enjoy the day. Our family and friends could not stop complimenting us on the event! Everything turned out beautifully, and I couldn't be happier that our friends recommended her to us! Thank you so much Alena!
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Danielle! I'm so glad your day turned out exactly as you envisioned! :) It was such a pleasure to work with you!
kara
12/17/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My fiancé and I are from NYC but decided to get married in Santa Fe, NM and throw a three day event. We knew we would need someone on the ground helping us create the perfect weekend of events. We could truly not have planned this weekend without her. Both me and my fiancé are SUPER high maintenance and extremely particular about how things look and feel. Alena spent an entire weekend with us going over everything from napkins to event spaces and by the end of the first day, she totally understood our vision and could tell right away if we would like something or not. She truly listens and has a rare ability to understand and execute on peoples visions. Alena is fantastic, but her team also makes her the full package. Not knowing anyone in the area, we have trusted Alena with all of her vendor recommendations and have not been disappointed yet! Her makeup artist is AMAZING, her photographer take pictures that are so beautiful it makes you cry, and we have high hopes for our DJ who is going to make sure we dance all night long. UPDATE to come, BUT we couldn’t wait to review this wonderful and extremely talented professional.
Roxanne
11/5/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I honestly could not imagine a better wedding planner. Alena was professional and so knowledgeable, she went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. She knows great vendors, is always responsive, and was absolutely magical when it came to anticipating problems before they happened and running the day of the wedding perfectly. We couldn't recommend her more highly!
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Roxanne! I absolutely loved your wedding. Thank you for letting me be part of your day!
Katie
10/29/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena was my LIFE SAVOR!!! Not only did she completely understand my vision, but she also saved my life by not letting me waste time over things that just wouldn't work, due to her years of experience as a wedding planner. She knew what I wanted and would give suggestions that would blow my mind away! She was so organized and I don't think we would have had a functional wedding AT ALL if it weren't for Alena. I always enjoyed meeting her for coffee or walk throughs just because she brightened my day. I could not have had anyone better help me with all of the wedding planning/coordiation. Alena is so down to earth and cares about every person she comes in contact with. Thank you so much, Alena!!
Karina
10/9/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena made sure everything went smoothly so I could enjoy my special day without worrying about anything!!! She really is the best and I would highly recommend her!
Teresa
10/7/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Don't think twice about it - Alena was worth every penny! She kept me calm and organized during the planning process, and the most useful thing for me personally was that she brought up details that I hadn't even thought of. I was a very hands-on and OCD bride, but as my dad always says - "you don't know what you don't know." As much research as I did, there were many details I hadn't thought of and didn't come up in the various checklists I found online. Day of - Alena was incredible. I didn't worry about a single thing, and I was able to truly enjoy the big day. If anything came up, I didn't know (as it should be). With all of the planning before hand, and then putting out any fires that came up on the day of, everything was perfect for us!
Kelly
10/1/16
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena is absolutely phenomenal at her job! I just wish that I had decided to work with her earlier. She made our day run so smoothly, organized all the details, and really took the stress out of wedding planning. She really loves what she does and even helped with my dress issues during the reception. I was skeptical at first to get a day of coordinator, but I really couldn't have done it without her.
Cynthia denise
9/24/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena is absolutely amazing. This was my very first time experiencing the whole wedding planning stage. My first marriage I eloped. I had no idea what it took to get things together and having Alena by my side with her expertise in knowing what was needed was such a huge relief. Everything was super beautiful my first encounter I was kinda all over the board with what I wanted Alena placed everything into perspective and I had the elegant classy wedding I had envisioned in my mind and in my heart. Thank you Alena for the best wedding day I could have asked for, I will always remember what a treasure you were to me on this very special day for Ray and I.. my Only wish is that I could have a do over!!! So I can dance more with my new husband!!!! But we have the rest of our lives to dance.. Alena you are simply the best!! Thank you Ray and Cynthia Denise Moore
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
This touches my heart! Thank you so much for the review! It was such a mutual blessing to be part of your lovely day! May you always dance together! -Alena
Mirage
8/21/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena is extraordinary. Absolutely top notch - she is a total cut above the rest! I run anxious and I was incredibly worried about everything going well (after having lost my first wedding venue in California and needing to put together a totally new wedding in NM in 5 months, I was especially concerned). Since I live in CA, I was working with Alena remotely, which could have caused problems with someone less capable. No problems at all with Alena, her work was A+. Not only was I able to 100% trust Alena with all of my worries and details, but she went above and beyond in every way during my wedding in Santa Fe in August. She will have every detail that is important to you in her brain day of, and make sure that it happens precisely as you want it to happen. She will solve problems before they even get to you. She will be a shepherd to you and your spouse on your big day - not pushy, but not a pushover. There in exactly the way you need her. She knows her craft, and she executes like the expert she is. She is worth every single penny and more. She has a calming, but kickass presence that will complement you in whatever way your personality type needs. Her organizational skills and professional demeanor truly impressed us during the whole lead up to the wedding and the day of. She managed all of our vendors with elegance, but a get-it-done attitude as well, and they had great things to say about her to us as well. I wish I lived in New Mexico so I could work with Alena on more events. She is unbelievable. Hiring her was the best decision of our entire wedding - and my husband and I say that every time we reminisce about our big day. She made it even better than I imagined...which I did not think was possible!!
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What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
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