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Alena Swanson LLC

Wedding Coordiantion & Planning
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-252-7689
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5.0
58 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!

 

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.
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!!
Leslie
7/9/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena was the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. She was so supportive, so kind, and she has this magical knack for being in exactly the right place at the right time. Her presence was what made the day run smoothly, and I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you, Alena!
Tiffany
6/4/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
How wonderful it was to have a wedding planner that was reliable and you could always count on to be there. She has great experience and lots of connections. I felt so relieved on the day of my wedding when she was one step ahead of me when an issue came up. She is so worth the money. If I had to do it again she would definitely be on the list of people to call first!
Jean
5/28/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alena was fantastic! She gave us the names of vendors that were good to use and that we ended up loving. It cut down on our time and made for less shopping around. I booked a shuttle service that mixed up the date of the wedding. Alena was on the phone confirming with them the day of the wedding and caught the mistake before it was catastrophic. The company sent out a shuttle and nobody was the wiser. We had many issues with our venue coordinators and Alena was a great go between so that I didn't have to deal with them. We realized the day of the wedding that we were missing a tablecloth which my daughter and I had ordered. I texted Alena that morning and she was able to line up a rental for us. Alena is worth every penny that you will pay! The wedding ran smoothly and we had many comments from guests on how much they enjoyed it.
Christopher
5/22/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife Courtney and I can't recommend Alena enough. She kept us on track through the entire process and helped reassure us that we were right on schedule if not ahead of the game even when we felt like we would never get everything done in time. Her day of services were unparalleled, anticipating things before my wife or I could even ask and even transcribing my vows to new index cards for me at the last minute when my original cards started to smudge 30 minutes before the ceremony. At every step of the process Alena went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day was the easiest and best days of our life, and she succeeded. Book her quick cause if you don't I have no doubt her calendar will fill up fast.
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Chris! It was such a pleasure to work with you both and help you plan such a fun and unique wedding day. :) Thank you for the review!
Carrie
5/21/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
During the first stages of planning, we decided to organize our wedding on our own. After we started planning our wedding we quickly found we were over our heads and beyond overwhelmed with the whole process. It was suggested by friends that we use a day of coordinator to bring everything together and eliminate stress. Once we booked Alena, she stepped in and guided us through the whole process. She helped us stay on track with a timeline and kept us focused on the smaller, but important, details that we might have otherwise overlooked. Her expertise, professionalism, organization, attention to detail, and personality made the world of difference in planning and especially on the day of our wedding. Alena has great relationships with a multitude of local vendors and was able to recommended great vendors that fit what we were looking for, she manage complicated family dynamics, and coordinated with ease the overall logistics of running a smooth wedding. The value of Alena can be seen in the amount of money she saved us by helping us choose the right vendors, but the true value exist in how seamless she made our wedding. I couldn’t have been more relaxed waking up on my wedding day knowing that we had a wonderful coordinator that was handling everything for us. Having Alena as our coordinator truly allowed us to relax and enjoy our wedding with all our family and friends. Our friends and family even commented on how great of a coordinator Alena was. Alena, thank you so much for helping make our day truly magical!! :) In our opinion, we believe everyone needs a professional planner/day of coordinator for their wedding. You may think you can handle everything on your own, which is possible, however, having Alena makes planning your wedding and your wedding day so much easier and enjoyable! We absolutely recommend Alena without a doubt!!
Alena Swanson LLC responded with the following comments:
Carrie, Thank you so much for letting me be part of your day. It tugs my heart strings knowing you woke up stress-free. I'm SO happy to hear that! May your marriage be even more beautiful then your stunning wedding day! Sincerely, Alena
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Planner
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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