i just got back from mexico this past saturday. all i can say is eleane is amazing. it's not my place to talk about esman but it was very unexpected and definitely unfortunate circumstances in which he departed. we were actually corresponding with him up until the day before we left (we arrived may 21) and so i was very shocked when eleane found me at one of the restaurants asking that i give her my dress immediately so they could take it away for steaming.
i will write something longer later but i just want to say that everything was amazing. the transition from esman to eleane was seamless and she was up to date with everything going on with my wedding. she was amazing and i can't thank her enough for giving me and my now husband the perfect day.
yes, it's stressful and frustrating when you have to keep switching coordinators, but remember that if you're stressed, imagine what she's going through dealing with frazzled and upset brides! again, it was an unexpected departure and she's doing the best that she can, which i must say, was pretty damned good. just have faith that it will work out. i promise you that it will! again, our day was perfect, and i am so thankful to eleane for that.
at the end of it all, we presented her with a card and a small gift to show her our appreciation for everything that she had done. she got all teary and choked up when she told us it meant so much to her to receive it because it's been so hard for her being alone and handling all this. remember, she's human too. (i know i read about the understaffing and i get that, but i just want to say it again, it was not expected!)
i think i'm still really emotional from the wedding but just thinking back to that, i'm so glad i was able to show her our gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work and doing everything in her power to make our special day happen.
as cliche as it sounds, (trust me - i hate cliches) it's not about the details girls. it's about marrying the one you love, and being surrounded by all the love of your family and friends. the details are great, but the day will not be remembered by that. people will remember you, and your love for each other. (yes, i know i want to gag reading this but it's true!)
as you can tell, i'm a huge fan of eleane. hopefully she's been or will be just as good to you guys as well!
anyway, just my 0.02.