BodaMaestra

Event Planning
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

703-944-0019

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  • BodaMaestra
  • BodaMaestra Company Logo by BodaMaestra in Washington DC
  • Year Established
  • 2004
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 703-944-0019
  • Address
  • Washington, DC

Company Details

  • Hours of Operation
  • Meetings by Appointment
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Secure online payments using:
    -Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover
    -Bank draft
  • Features
  • -Certified Event Specialist, Weddings Beautiful Worldwide
    -Wedding Experts Academy Graduate
    -The Sketchbooks Series Course
  • Honors & Awards
  • As seen on:
    -The Perfect Palette
    -Ruffled
    -Emmaline Wedding Blog
    -United with Love

    Achievements:
    -WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2016
    -WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2017

    Preferred Vendor at Morais Vineyards and Winery (Bealeton, Virginia).

More About BodaMaestra

ABOUT BODAMAESTRA

I am a romantic at heart who loves to be part of a wedding day.  I enjoy working with couples and take pride in seeing the results of detail oriented planning and teamwork.  My ultimate goals are for you to feel stress free during the planning process and to enjoy one of the best, most joy-filled days of your life.

Since no couples are alike, I love to personalize our client's event! I bring your vision to life by sketching every detail -from the cake to your sweet-heart table- .  I find inspiration by getting to know you and by adding those special touches that we know will marvel your guests.

Additionally, having lived south-of-the-border, I appreciate the unique and beautiful qualities of Hispanic culture.  Moreover, as someone who has planned a number of weddings in Mexico, I have a deep appreciation for what it takes to orchestrate a wedding ceremony and reception in the Latin tradition.   I rely on my hands-on experience to help guide you through the entire planning process; at the same time, I use my creative skills and sense of imagination to help make your wedding-day vision a reality!

SERVICES WE OFFER


Full Wedding Planning

Starting Price $5,197

This service is designed for busy couples who have no time to plan their own wedding.  Complete guidance and assistance is provided.  From budget planning to choosing the date, wedding gown, your wedding style, venue and reception sites and decor.  We take care of every detail and are with you all the way until your wedding day, right before you depart for your honeymoon!

We also will give you online access to Aisle Planner, which helps to facilitate information sharing and collaboration (including professional-service contracts, pictures of centerpieces, mood-boards, wedding favors, and anything else that you want to share with us).


Wedding Management

 (formerly known as Month-of Planning)

Starting Price $1,797

Once you book with us, one of the first things we ask is that you provide all the pertinent details of your wedding – i.e., ceremony and reception venue, caterer, floral designer, photographer, videographer, and information relative to any other hired professionals who will perform or deliver a product on your wedding day.

We also will give you online access to Aisle Planner, which helps to facilitate information sharing and collaboration (including professional-service contracts, pictures of centerpieces, mood-boards, wedding favors, and anything else that you want to share with us).  You also can input important notes about each vendor, as well as manage your wedding timeline.  If you have any wedding planning questions along the way or need a last minute vendor, we’re there to help!

Our service includes wedding rehearsal (so useful to eliminate those butterflies!) and a venue walk-through in order to fully understand all the moving pieces of your wedding.


Partial Planning 

Starting Price $2,897

In addition to all the benefits of the Wedding Management Package, our Partial planning includes assistance in selecting up to 3 wedding vendors of your choice. We help you narrowing down your options to find the wedding pros that satisfy your requisites and meet your budget.

Here's the best part yet...we include wedding styling! We will design the wedding of your dreams per your vision and priorities in order to provide your guests an amazing experience. We sketch all wedding details and we source all elements needed to produce your custom decorations! Say good-bye to being overwhelmed by Pinterest!


Full Quinceañera Planning

Starting Price $3,497




BodaMaestra Specialties


BodaMaestra Reviews


Submitted by Lilian & Jesus on Saturday, Jul 15, 2017

Great service and expertice!

The key element when hiring Bodamaestra was that she was bilingual and had been doing weddings for quite some time now. Bodamaestra's wedding website also gave us a great insight about their services. We really appreciated her very fast turnaround responses, her friendliness characteristics, was a great resource in every aspect (had recommended vendor list, ideas, etc.), always had the right questions to ask us, and always had a smile on her face. Will definitely recommend Bodamaestra to our friends and family. Esme was very flexible and always easy to get a hold of. Also she was very organized and knew what it takes to plan a wedding (I had 250 guests). One tool that we loved was Aisle Planner. The table seating feature was amazing, so simple to use. The checklist and schedule was also very helpful. Overall, BodaMaestra's wedding planning services were great! Thanks so much Esme, you were amazing!

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Submitted by KristinMarie Marcil on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

BodaMaestra is AMAZING

Esme was AMAZING throughout the entire process. We originally thought we were not going to hire a coordinator, but i'm glad that we hired Esme to assist us in coordinating our wedding. She was extremely detail oriented and responsive, while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor. I cannot thank her and Malia, her assistant, enough for their dedication and hard work towards our wedding day.

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Submitted by Cindy Hidalgo on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

It was a pleasure

Edgar and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Esme, she went above and beyond to bring my vision to life! It was worth every dime in hiring her. Sincere thanks and gratitude Edgar and Cindy Hidalgo

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Submitted by Katie Dunn on Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Review for Esme Krahn

Initially Patrick and I were not going to hire a coordinator because we had not budgeted for the cost of one. But a few weeks before the wedding we decided that it would be essential. Our venue coordinator at 2941 Restaurant , Michelle Marquez, told us about her. I felt like Esme never really pushed me to do anything, she acted more as a guide the entire time - which is exactly what I needed. Esme helped me feel way more organized about the day leading up and I was never worried I was overlooking or missing anything. I would definitely recommend working with her. I’m really glad that we had the chance to meet and work together. Esme was great at staying in touch with me and being on top of things without ever seeming overwhelming, which I much appreciated! I could not have pulled it off without you - thank you SO much for all of your help!

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Submitted by Jamie on Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Stress-free planning!

We hired Bodamaestra to manage our Month-of wedding. Initially, we had some concerns since she is based in Virginia and didn't have much experience with our Rockville-based vendors. Esme prepared excellently well in advance of our wedding date. I liked the option that if she needed to be in heavy contact with Javi's family it would be easier since she’s bilingual. It was very clear to us that she prepared (other vendors were letting me know you had visited or called before I had to ask). Esme also worked very independently and I had to get involved very minimally in the small details of the day. I could trust Bodamaestra to execute our plans. We would absolutely recommend her services, in fact, we already have! When working with Esme rest assured that her preparation in advance of the wedding will go beyond than expected. She anticipated issues early on and cut down on stress in the period leading up to the wedding itself..

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Submitted by Gabby Garcia on Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

Choose BodaMaestra for a Beautiful and Stress-Free Wedding!

Although Esme advertises her services as "day-of wedding coordination," she helped me from the start of the planning process. She kept me on track with all of the things that needed to be done, she helped me schedule meetings with the vendors and accompanied me to those meetings, she gave me many ideas for the ceremony and reception, and also coordinated with all of the vendors to determine the wedding schedule. In addition, she provided excellent vendor recommendations. Esme was organized, responsive, very personable, and always so helpful! It can seem daunting to plan a wedding, but Esme put me at ease. My wedding was absolutely beautiful, and I couldn't have asked for a better day. I highly recommend Esme!

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Submitted by Meghan Whittaker on Monday, Jan 09, 2017

Highly recommend BodaMaestra - Esme & Malia made our wedding day seamless and easy!

BodaMaestra was recommended to me by my wedding venue & I am so grateful! I chose to work with Esme after meeting with several coordinators. It was clear that Esme offered quality services at a great price, did not pressure me in any way, and was just wonderful to be around! I chose day-of services but was able to meet with Esme twice before the wedding. Esme and I communicated on a regular basis via email. She was always accessible and easy to talk to! Esme got to know me and my fiance and walked us through everything we would need to know. She provided software that made coordination of all the details very easy. She sent reminders of things I needed to do leading up to the wedding and she answered all of the questions I had. Esme & Malia made everything happen seamlessly. On my wedding day, I never had to wonder what time it was or worry about what needed to happen next. Esme & Malia truly made my wedding day perfect. I couldn't be more thankful, and I highly recommend Bodamaestra.

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Submitted by Lucy And Patrick Estrada on Monday, Jan 09, 2017

BodaMaestra, Fantastic and Elegant Wedding Planning!

Owner Esme Krahn is a thorough, competent and excellent wedding planner. Her service to us made all the plans come together in a timely, precise and professional way. She took care of all the behind- the- scene details of our wedding day in such a way that it turned out seamless. Her bilingual, Spanish and English, skill made a great difference in communicating with our extended family and friends. Esme supplied the perfect network of vendors and venues based on our needs and budget. She suggested affordable elegance with a personal touch that resulted in an unforgettable and unique wedding. With our strongest approval, we highly encourage the services of BodaMaestra for your wedding.

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Submitted by Crisy on Monday, Jan 09, 2017

Don’t even hesitate, it’ll be the best wedding decision you’ll ever make.

​I can’t begin to explain how happy we are to have hired BodaMaestra as our wedding’s day-of coordinator. Esme was kind, professional, organized, thorough, detail-oriented, and did everything she could to make sure the day was absolutely perfect. She was extremely prompt in her responses and helped ensure that all vendors were on the same page. Her experience as a wedding planner is clear and evident and helped ensure that everything was perfect. Esme did a fantastic job helping us plan and execute the most efficient way of flowing our guests and making the venue look its best. We had several guests from Argentina who spoke little to no English so having Esme was perfect so that everyone felt comfortable and at home. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make our day more beautiful, memorable, and perfect than we ever could have imagined. Estuvo perfecto! I highly recommend Esme and BodaMaestra to every bride out there.

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