Amy McNall, Lead Wedding Coordinator at Unmistakably You
Tell me about your business
Unmistakably You is a unique wedding planning company specializing in helping couples plan a wedding that is personal and memorable. We don't do "cookie cutter" - it's your wedding, your way!
I'm a highly motivated and organized (and a little crazy) woman who is passionate about all things wedding. I also love red wine, sushi, and dessert, cuddling up with my awesome hubby, music, and The Walking Dead. :o)
What inspired you to start your business?
I'd always thought I might like to plan weddings, and was always the party planner among my friends, and on student's council in university. When I got married, I realized that I loved the whole process, and shortly after my honeymoon, the business was born!
What do you do for couples?
Everything. :o) From stepping in six weeks before to help them pull things together and coordinate the day-of, to full service, no-holds-barred wedding planning, I do it all. I'm in the business of reducing couples' stress, so I customize my services to suit each individual couple (after all, their wedding isn't the same as everyone else's, so why should they get the same services?). I do everything from helping pull together a couple's vision to managing their budget to sourcing vendors to advising them through tough decisions. I'm there from start to finish at the rehearsal and on the day of, making sure that problems are prevented, and if unexpected issues arise, I take care of them before the couple even knows anything went wrong. I like to say booking me is an investment in a couple's sanity. :o)
Tell me about your favourite part of the job
Seeing a couple share a moment of complete happiness and contentment on their wedding day - whether during the ceremony or at the reception, and knowing I helped play a part in giving them the day they dreamed of.
In your clients words…
"I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done if we didn’t have Amy McNall from Unmistakably You helping us plan our wedding day. Amy was with us from the beginning and truly made our wedding unique and personal to reflect who we are. (“Unmistakably Us”… if you will…). We live in Toronto but got married in London, so there were A LOT of emails and Skype dates over the past year. She was always quick to respond, flexible to accommodate our busy schedules, and kept things fun which made what is normally a very stressful process unbelievably stress-free. Whenever an issue came up, she didn’t just identify it but she had already thought of a couple solutions.
Amy kept us organized, gave us some amazing ideas, and really made our vision a reality. My mom repeatedly said “…that girl is worth her weight in GOLD!” – and it’s true! She is so passionate about her work and that really came through in everything she did for us. I would definitely recommend her to ANYone planning a wedding. She is truly one of a kind and I can’t thank her enough for everything she did for us. Our wedding was hands down the best day of our lives and we owe a lot of that to Amy so THANK YOU!"
~Ashley and Braedon, June 22, 2013, Great Hall, UWO
Biggest piece of advice you give couples about their weddings:
Umm . . . hire a wedding planner! Planning a wedding is hard work, time consuming, and overwhelming. A qualified planner can save a ton of time through doing the legwork for you. She can identify vendors that work with your budget, aesthetic, and personality, and help you pull together a cohesive, personal and fun day. She's done this many times before, and she knows what works and what doesn't when creating an itinerary. She can point out and prevent issues throughout the process and on the day of the wedding, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the biggest party you'll ever throw!
Where can people find you?
Showroom by appointment:
182 Belgrave Avenue, London, N6C 4B9
Anything else you would like people to know?
Even if you're doing the planning yourself, consider either a consultation to get you started on the right foot, or book my day-of services to ensure that all your plans go smoothly, and that your friends and family don't have to work on the day of your wedding!