Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating

Featured Planner: Coastal Coordinating

Coastal Coordinating offers day-of wedding planning to full-service planning. Coastal Coordinating offers wedding planning services from Jacksonville to the Tampa Bay area, but they do offer destination weddings as well.


What We Offer:

Wedding & Event Planning / Design

We also offer photo-booth rentals

Our Wedding Style Is:

We cater to all styles but I like a modern contemporary look personally. Our business is unique because we encompass the true meaning of a whole team of women who are passionate about this industry. We strive to make a wedding day lovely, beautiful, relaxing and memorable for everyone.

Our Personality Is:

Outgoing, fun, charismatic, caring, and open-minded.

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

I was planning lots of my friend’s weddings and eventually just kept getting requests! I used to work in the hotel industry which pushed me further into Hospitality. I love being creative & designing new trends/ Inspirations with my couples.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We love to plan weddings because of how special the day is to not only the bride and groom but the whole family when it all comes together. We love being a part of such a special day for so many different couples.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

We are a close-knit team of wedding planners & have been in the industry for over 8 years now.

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

I used to dream of being an interior designer & then when I stumbled into wedding planning, It was my true passion & the perfect blend of both!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Honestly – Laying by the pool! Also traveling! I love seeing new places.

Our Pricing:

Our packages start at $2,000 for day-of coordinating. We have advisory and full planning packages that range from $4,000 to $5,000 plus.

Our Associations/Awards:

The Knot Best of, The Knot hall of fame, several Best of Jacksonville awards, and Wedding Wire best of.

Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:

New couples who book their wedding now through July 2023 will save $100 OFF any package! Use code “MMTB” when you inquire.

Coastal Summer Discount: Mention “CoastalSummerMMTB” to receive $200 off any package for couples getting married in June through September of 2023.

Meet Katy

My name is Katy, recently married & even a COVID Bride -! I celebrated our reception dinner at the Waffle House & I wouldn’t change one thing about it! One thing I am obsessed with would be POOL Floats! (you should see my patio) I just love them, all of them. I think if I could take all my calls in the pool on my float, life would be complete. I have two pups that I love more than anything & I am a bonus mom to the best girl! I really love to take chances and go out on a whim. Life is short & I plan to make the best of it!


Featured Planner: Coastal Coordinating Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Groom and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue The Don Cesar

Entertainment-Filled St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

We had a very complicated wedding, not the ordinary for sure. There were so many moving pieces, so many cues, and so many pieces of music and performances. Coastal Coordinating came highly recommended, and now I know why. They are amazing. I personally thanked them in my toast. Katy was fantastic. If she had charged me double or triple it still wouldn't have been too much. Katy had answers, was very responsive, and I felt very quickly that she could handle the very complicated event, and boy did she. She brought a team; I only expected her. They ran the event like a well-oiled machine like it had been practiced for months.

-Gordon and Rodger
Florida Bride and Groom Exiting Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Under Gold Geometric Hexagonal Arch with Greenery and Blush Pink, Burgundy Roses | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating

Romantic Modern Burgundy St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Karol Hotel

When I found comparable prices, I spoke with Coastal Coordinating. From start to finish, this was the most pleasant experience of my entire wedding planning. I got way more than anticipated for what I paid compared to other wedding planning companies I spoke to.

Lauren went above and beyond day of coordinating. I spoke with her months in advance. She came to the table mock-up and helped with décor. We were able to use their inventory for no extra cost and edit our timeline as many times as needed. She spoke to vendors before and during the wedding weekend, recommended vendors, offered décor advice, did the table setting, layout, and décor before for ceremony and reception, and details I was unaware of. Lauren and her assistant brought all of our décor, gifts, and valuables left by friends and family to our room after the night was over. I seriously could go on and on.

Lauren From Coastal Coordinating was hands down my best vendor. I cannot say enough good things. She was very genuinely sweet and caring. She was very knowledgeable, and she did more than expected. If I did everything all over again, this is the only decision I would not change.

-Shawna and Elliott
Warm Romantic Neutral Wedding Ceremony, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Rounded Arch with Greenery, White Roses and Berry Color Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating

Romantic Fall Berry-Toned South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

Hiring a wedding planner was a big challenge for me since I am a planner myself, and I know the importance of having a great wedding coordinator. I wanted to work with someone that I knew and trusted, and I know and love my team so much.

I chose a planner that I had worked with and gotten to know for years. Jess from Coastal Coordinating is so talented and such an incredible planner. It always had to be her.

-Lauren and Chris
Tropical Pink and Green Wedding Rooftop Outdoor Reception Decor, Greenery Hedge Wall Backdrop with Pink Neon Letters, Sweetheart Table with Monstera and Palm Fronds, Orange Roses, White Orchids Floral Arrangement, Gold Lanterns, Wooden Pallet with Oranges, Limes, and Lemon Fruit, String Lights | St. Pete Rooftop Wedding Venue Hotel Zamora | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating

Pink and Green Tropical Rooftop St. Pete Beach Wedding | Hotel Zamora

After being guests at many different types of weddings, we pretty much knew exactly what we wanted our wedding to be like. So making the decisions wasn’t a hard task for us. This led us to understand what type of wedding planner would best fit our needs. We needed someone who would pick up every decision we made and execute it professionally. So we looked for someone with experience and industry knowledge, who could fill in the details for us while understanding our ultimate vision.   

Coastal Coordinating has a tactical team that is trusted all across the state that together embodies so much experience. This was a major asset when initially researching wedding planners. During our first meeting, Coastal Coordinating came prepared with a structured discussion that addressed all of my questions before having to ask them. This showed that they were in tune with the details and very professional. Working with Lauren was an absolute joy and pleasure. She made our day come to life by coordinating all of the décor, staying on top of the schedule, and providing creative solutions to some challenges prior to the day of. Lauren from Coastal Coordinating exceeded our expectations with her day of coordination with all the vendors, family and bridal party. She blew us away with her attention to detail and ability to stay ahead of schedule.

-Caroline and Keith
Florida bride and groom outside Dunedin wedding venue Fenway Hotel | Tampa Bay wedding photographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating

Elegant Burgundy Dunedin Wedding | The Fenway

We needed someone organized but flexible and really great at communication. I was prepared to plan most of our wedding but I needed someone to bounce ideas off of and who would help me implement them.

I was recommended to Coastal Coordinating by both Marry Me Tampa Bay and our venue. I looked up their reviews and reputation and just knew I had to work with them. I chose the Day of Coordination package, and I couldn't be happier. Lauren was amazing. She was organized, diligent, helpful, and innovative. I had a good idea of what I wanted, but she was great at running with my ideas and fine-tuning them. She never missed a beat and truly went above and beyond several times for us. She was the glue holding it all together on our wedding day and did a fantastic job making sure it all ran smoothly. I love Lauren!

-Victoria and Michael

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