Full, Partial, & Day-Of Coordination
Traditional - Contemporary
LGBTQ - Non-Binary
calm, steady, & at the ready
Congrats! You've become engaged! You're expecting a baby! You're nearing a big anniversary! You're hosting a gala!
I've been there!
Hi! I'm Dana Aber-Torres.
I decided to become an event coordinator after designing and hosting my own wedding...and bachelorette party...and In-laws' first-meet lunch...and post-wedding brunch... While I didn't exactly expect to plan and coordinate ALL of the big events surrounding my nuptials, it was a smart call; my family and friends appreciated knowing that I 'had' them at every stage of our wedding weekend. And it turns out, I really enjoyed doing it! But you don't have to. With my help, you can be sure your guests feel taken care of whether you're an organization master or a novice.
Calm & Focus
Through my years of hospitality service coupled by running a production company which often wrangles upwards of 40 artists/vendors per production, I have a keen understanding of how best to use planning as a way to keep everyone calm and prepared. Seems obvious, right? Perhaps this kind of preparation comes naturally to you too (and maybe it doesn't!). But, when you let someone like me coordinate and extend that information to all the branches of your family, your vendors, your helpers, and your event team,
then YOU can just enjoy the day.
(and that's my goal!)
I'm used to working with anxious actors, worried writers, fancy-pantses, and the hungry masses. In fact, I used to manage one of the most fast-paced celebrity hotspots in the East Village--yikes--so please believe, I'm not spooked by stern vendors or stressed flower girls. There's no personality that phases me, and no ego that a little finesse can't soothe. Between crisis-management to creative problem-solving, I'm there to be a buffer between you and all the static that's clamoring for your attention.
It's your day -- I'll make sure it stays that way.
Your Event, Your Way
We can discuss all your specific vision for your event, your must-haves vs your would-be's, and your secret hopes and wildest-dream-wishes and find the smartest way to accomplish them. I want to hear all about it! From pre-event planning to day-of coordination, I'll keep notes, help with research, and talk through your event's time-table, to find the plan that makes you happy. We will map it out together and choose the best route;
then, pass me the keys, and let me drive.
Everyone needs a steady-freddy bestie.