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

Event Design

Destination Event Planning

Party Planning

Elopement Packages

Corporate & Holiday Events

Photo Booth Rentals

Our Wedding Style Is:

We cater to all styles and love to expand on visions! We have an extensive background of various styles and themes based on the personality of couples’ and how they want to showcase their love story. From huge colorful Indian weddings, black and white, multicultural, modern classic and even a 70s bohemian disco! All that matters is striving to make their wedding day stress-free, lovely, and unforgettable for everyone.

Our Personality Is:

Outgoing, fun, charismatic, attentive, and open-minded with a bit of flair. We all offer our own unique experiences and styles to best help bring your vision to life.

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

I was planning multiple friends’ weddings and eventually just kept getting more and more requests from their friends and family until it grew into its own thing! I also used to work in the hotel industry which pushed me further into hospitality. However, once I started my business, I grew to love being creative and designing new trends/inspirations with my couples and working alongside a team of amazing coordinators who are always down to push the envelope.

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 couple, but the whole family when it’s finally wedding day and everything has all come together. We love getting to know and be a part of such a momentous day in a couple’s love story.  We all have our personal favorite moments of a wedding that allow us to have a strong appreciation for every aspect that a couple wants to highlight on their wedding day.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

We are a close-knit team of wedding planners with experience in the event and hospitality industry for over 13 years now. Each member of our team comes from various backgrounds of the wedding and event industry including venue management, wedding dress sales, photography, hospitality management, and catering. This strength allows us to give a reasonable framework to couples on what to expect during the wedding planning process. Plus, we are all super close so being able to work with your friends adds another level of excitement to this career!

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

I used to dream of being an interior designer and then when I stumbled into wedding planning, it became apparent that this was my true passion. It ended up being the perfect blend of both worlds!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Taking time to lay by the pool and travel with my family and friends whenever I get the chance. I love to explore and see new places and meet new people from different backgrounds. I also have an obsession with pool floats and mermaids!

Our Pricing:

Our packages start at $1,800 – $2,200 for day-of coordinating.

Then our second tier – Advisory from $3,200 – $4,000 and our full-planning packages that range from $4,200 to $5,000 plus.

We can also customize special packages for clients based on the day of the week, time of the year, and number of guests for weddings and events. Feel free to ask about our Marry Me Tampa Bay specials!

Our Associations/Awards:

The Knot Best of, The Knot Hall of Fame, Best of Jacksonville awards – (years), Wedding Wire Best of, WeddingWire Hall of Fame, Indian Wedding Magazine, Brides, Wedding Chicks Best of, Premier Bridal Best of.

Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:

New couples who book their wedding now through July 2024 will save $100 OFF any package! Use the 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 2024.

Meet Katy

My name is Katy and I am the owner of Coastal Coordinating, going on 13 proud years now.  Anyone who meets me will tell you how much I love event and wedding planning – It is truly my calling and passion.

Here are some personal, fun facts about me:

My favorite part of a wedding day is bustling the dress!

My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception dinner unexpectedly at Waffle House due to COVID – But honestly, it was truly the best and I wouldn’t change one thing about it!

I am obsessed with pool floats, (you should see my patio), I just love them all. 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, Hank and Lucy.

I am a bonus mom to the best girl ever named Marlee.

I really love to take chances and go out on a whim. Life is short and I plan to make the best of it! I always try to live life with the glass half-full.

Can’t wait to plan your wedding or event with you!


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.

Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Neutral Burnt Orange and Cream Beaded Rimple and Harpreet Lehenga Indian Wedding Dress Inspiration | White and Brown Groom's Sherwani Wedding Attire Ideas | Tampa Bay Event Venue Museum of Fine Arts

Multi-Day Downtown St. Pete Indian Wedding Celebration

We were looking for someone who could help be our eyes and ears on the ground in Florida in the time leading up to the wedding, given we were planning from the Northeast. We also wanted someone who was organized and fun to work with because we knew we'd spend a lot of time working with them leading up to the big weekend. Sneh and I both have crazy work schedules, so we also definitely needed someone who would be able to drive a lot of the elements of the planning.

Coastal Coordinating checked all the boxes described! They have such a vast, connected network down in Florida, and they are all incredibly professional and wonderful to work with. Katy, in particular, is honestly a magician with how much she juggles and still remembers every detail of her client's wedding planning.

-Deepti and Sneh
Bride and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Dewitt For Love | St Pete Content Creator Behind The Vows | Florist Botanica Design Studio | Event Venue The Vinoy

Modern Black and White Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy

We were particularly interested in finding a wedding planner with a lot of experience in the St. Pete/Tampa area and a strong network of local vendors and venues. Equally important was finding someone who could understand our vision and assist us in selecting vendors who matched our vibe.

We chose Coastal Coordinating because they embodied everything we were looking for in a wedding planner. From our initial interactions, it was clear that they were well-connected within the local wedding industry and had a wealth of experience to draw upon. Throughout the planning journey, we were impressed by the dedication and expertise of the Coastal Coordinating team. On every call, and especially on our wedding day, there were numerous helping hands and extra eyes ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

They left no stone unturned, making my Virgo self exceptionally happy. Thanks to Katy and Rae at Coastal Coordinating, our wedding day surpassed all expectations, and we couldn't have been happier with their advisory planning service.

-Katie and Sam
Bride and Groom First Kiss Wedding Portrait | Dunedin Photographer Amber McWhorter Photographer | Planner Coastal Coordinating | Venue The Fenway

Coral Old Florida Dunedin Wedding | The Fenway

I enjoy making decisions on details and having that autonomy. So, when it came to finding a wedding planner, I wanted one who could help me by providing resources and following up on finalizing details. We had a large wedding, so it was very important that they would be able to coordinate all the moving parts.

We chose Coastal Coordinating based on the good reviews posted and seeing their work on social media. In addition, their price for full wedding planning was within our budget and financially feasible. The service that Coastal Coordinating provided was so good! Cayla was our wedding planner, and she was very patient with guiding and reminding me to get certain tasks done. On the wedding day, they were great with having everything ready and in order.

-Thao and Jacob
Modern White Spaghetti Strap Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress Ideas | White Rose and Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet Inspiration | Tampa Bay Photographer and Videographer J & S Media | Planner Coastal Coordinating | Venue Le Meridien

Chic Modern Minimalist South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House Public Studio

We looked for a wedding planner who had a lot of experience in the Tampa market. We also wanted someone who was easygoing and made the process enjoyable.

We chose Coastal Coordinating because of their reach in the Tampa market. We saw they had done a lot of weddings in Tampa that fit what we were looking for. Our first call with Katy was very warm and inviting, and she made us feel at ease about the whole process, not overwhelmed. Cayla was our wedding planner, and she went above and beyond for us. She was very easy to reach and had great ideas, but also helped us create our own vision and worked very well with our vendors. We had a lot of moving parts with our wedding, but she made it feel effortless and stress-free and was super accommodating!

-Emily and Austin
Bride and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | Tropical Pink and White Roses, Monstera, Palm Leaf Spring Wedding Reception Gazebo Decor Ideas | Classic White Satin Fit and Flare Justin Alexander Wedding Dress with Tulle Cape Veil Inspiration | Tampa Bay Florist Monarch Events and Design | St Petersburg Event Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Tropical Pastel Waterfront St Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

I wanted someone who was friendly, well-networked in the community, and made us feel special.

Katy Martin with Coastal Coordinating is outstanding and really goes above and beyond for her clients. She had a very warm and kind energy and truly wanted the best for her clients and business. She even sent me flowers when I lost a loved one before the wedding. She is a great person all around.

-Elizabeth and Carson
Bride and Groom Walking Under Clearwater Beach Palm Trees | Venue Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Coastal Blue Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Coastal Coordinating was a preferred vendor at Hyatt Clearwater Beach. When I looked at their Instagram, I noticed one of my friends from back home used Coastal Coordinating for their destination wedding. My friend raved about Katy and also how she was from Pittsburgh too! Long story short, we always say that no matter where you go or who you talk to, there is always a connection to Pittsburgh. During our consultation call with Katy, we found out that Katy’s family was from the same hometown as my dad! Even crazier, one of her family members and my dad were friends back in grade school, and our grandparents lived a couple blocks from one another. It was meant to be!

I can’t explain the amount of love and gratitude we have for Katy and her team. She spent countless hours with us, from preparing our timeline, answering our questions and concerns, and being our lifeline the last 60 days to the day of the wedding. Katy and her team went above and beyond to make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives.

-Stephanie and Austin

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