Martine Dardignac, the owner of Wedding M.D., is the best (New York, NYC, New Jersey, Hudson Valley) wedding planner I have ever worked with. Do you know how you need a doctor to heal your wounds? You need M.D. to heal your wedding planning and day of stress. Doctors deal with the most stressful situations, like last-minute emergency patients, fast-paced environments, and working cohesively with large teams of nurses. In comparison, Martine (M.D.), also deals with the most stressful wedding day situations so couples don’t have to handle it head-on – like last-minute updates to the guest list, working with timelines and handling the vendors you hired while still working within the contract. She manages the day of wedding coordination at your venues and keeps everyone on time. If you get a stain on your dress or need someone to pick up a cake order, she is there on your wedding day to prescribe a solution to your problems and take on anything your maid of honor can’t do.
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Tell us 3 fun facts:
” I’ve participated in two half-marathons; I love to travel and don’t get to do it enough, and I love to feed people and believe that you don’t really know someone until you eat with them.”
Why do you love weddings?
“I love helping people, I’m a romantic at heart, and truly believe that on this special day, every couple deserves the opportunity to enjoy just as much as their guests.”
What are all the services you offer?
“I offer a digital planning package, wedding management (coordination), and full service planning for weddings and related events of any size. My goal is to offer services that match the needs of my clients to allow them to fully enjoy this important milestone.”
Why do couples choose Wedding M.D.?
“Martine coordinated what turned out to be the best and what will be the most memorable day of my life. After receiving an unexpected terminal cancer diagnosis, my (now) husband and I wanted to get married and have a wedding as soon as possible. Most wedding coordinators would panic at the notion of having less than two weeks to organize an entire wedding, but Martine did not waver at the thought – she took the challenge with authority and stride. Barely two weeks later, Martine manifested our wedding and gave us an unforgettable day in which our families and friends came together to celebrate life and love. Martine was not unnerved by the time pressure – she prioritized, ensured every communication addressed the most pressing items and to us, always appeared cool, calm and collected despite the time and logistic challenges we posed. In planning: When we did not have strong feelings about a particular element or lacked direction, Martine was quick to offer innovative ideas as options and inspiration; at the same time she also accommodated the elements we knew we did and did not want included in our celebration. In the days leading up to the wedding there were items I realized I had forgotten about entirely. Martine managed to fill in the gaps and she provided/located everything we needed, at the ready. Martine is warm, friendly and exudes a spirit that made me feel like she had everything under control (which she did!). Martine can also be as commanding as the best coordinators are when dealing with many vendors and pieces of the event that needed to come together. Martine’s goal was to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. In our case she did just that and more: We were so lucky to have Martine’s expertise, heart, dedication as our wedding coordinator. She has our highest recommendation.” Find more raving 5-star reviews here
What could go wrong if a couple didn’t hire your (Wedding M.D.) services?
“I’ve found errors in contracts from dates to extra charges that I’ve corrected; I solve problems like locating last-minute vendors in the case of last-minute cancellations; I ensure that the wedding day goes smoothly and am on-site to handle emergencies from cleaning up stains on a wedding dress before the ceremony to going to pick up the cake because otherwise there wouldn’t be one. I think more than explaining what could go wrong, it’s important to know that everything can go wrong, but I am there to handle it!”
What are the best ways to contact Wedding M.D.?
“I’m flexible on contact methods. Whatever works for you, works for me! “