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.

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Waterfront Photo

Pink and Orange Citrus Florida Inspired Wedding | Tampa River Center

We wanted someone who was kind and easy to work with, who understood our vision, who was organized and knew the industry, and someone who would be fine with our 10,000 questions! When we started the wedding planning process I was very overwhelmed. I called a local planner and had a terrible experience. She basically told me that my vision was impossible unless I was willing to spend 5x my budget. I was in tears!

The next day I had a call with Coastal Coordinating, and it was a completely different and wonderful experience. The team there assured me that we could work together to bring my vision to life and do it within budget! They had great connections in the industry and were able to introduce me to new vendors that hadn't even crossed my radar yet. Jess, our coordinator, was available 24/7 for questions/ideas/calls and helped us every single step of the way. She truly made wedding planning and our wedding day(s) as stress-free as possible! Rob and I couldn't get over how wonderful the team was and how thankful we were to have found them! Whatever you have to do, hire a wedding planner! It will truly allow you to relax and enjoy the process and your wedding day!

-Gentry and Rob
Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait

Modern Spring Ybor City Wedding | Hotel Haya

We were looking for someone who would help us with every part of wedding planning. We spoke to some who put restrictions on what they would and wouldn’t help us with from the first meeting. We really wanted someone who was excited to be a part of the planning process with us.

We hired Coastal Coordinating because that was the exact vibe and experience we got from Katy, the owner, and Cayla, our coordinator. Cayla was amazing, especially the day of. I can’t imagine the wedding day without her. She was resourceful and kept every ounce of stress that otherwise would have landed on me to herself so Josh and I could fully enjoy our day.

-Stephanie and Josh
Intimate Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Videographer Shannon Kelly Films | Planner Coastal Coordinating

Tropical Waterfront St Petersburg Wedding | Isla del Sol Yacht Club

We initially weren’t going to use a wedding planner; however, our venue created a partnership with Coastal Coordinating.

It was really nice having an extra set of hands on-site to help keep the day running smoothly.

-Lauren and Jon
Bride and Groom Vow Exchange | Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony at The Pink Palace | Tampa Bay Venue The Don CeSar

Romantic Blush, Blue, and Ivory St Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

I needed someone who was not just going to say ‘yes' to me. I needed to keep it real and be told the facts. It was nice to have someone on my side who was looking out for me through every logistical detail and vendor decision. My first vendor outside of our venue was Katy with Coastal Coordinating. I asked the team at The Don CeSar for recommendations and instantly felt connected to Katy’s personality. We had a long discovery call prior to booking, and I already felt like she knew exactly what I needed.

My first vendor outside of The Don was Katy with Coastal Coordinating. I asked the team at The Don for recommendations and instantly felt connected to Katy’s personality. We had a long ‘discovery’ call prior to booking, and I already felt like she knew exactly what I needed.

-Stephanie and Matthew
Bride and Groom First Kiss Infront of Gold Circle Arch with Tropical Florals in Indoor Wedding Ceremony | St. Pete Planner Coastal Coordinating | Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography | Venue The Birchwood

Tropical Peach and Pink Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

We wanted a day-of coordinator and loved that Coastal Coordinating provided a premium day-of package where they became more involved a couple of months before the wedding. We planned our wedding about two years in advance and booked Coastal Coordinating within the first month. We wanted to feel comfortable putting the reigns in their hands for the day so we could step back and enjoy the day to the fullest.

Katy and the team encouraged open communication even at the start of this process, many months before their contract technically kicked in. We received vendor recommendations, could ask questions when needed, and forwarded vendor contracts as we signed them. By the time we were nearing the wedding, it felt like Katy and her team were already caught up. We also had many meetings with Katy and our venue to go over timelines and perfect the plans. Katy and her team at Coastal Coordinating are worth their weight in gold. They made the whole day run smoothly, and we didn't have to worry about a single detail. These teams worked so well together and made the day so enjoyable.

-Sylvia and Joe
Bride and Groom De Santo Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Ideas with Greenery Circular Arch | De Santo Rooftop Ceremony | St Petersburg Venue Red Mesa Events | Planner Coastal Coordinating

Terracotta Boho-Chic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

We were looking for someone with experience. Since this was my first time planning a wedding, I needed a professional to help me thru the day. I talked to several planners and gelled with Katy from Coastal Coordinating the most. She was so nice to talk to over the phone. She was also confident that she was going to make our day a breeze, and spoiler alert, she did! Katy was super understanding about the budget. The day-of service was worth every penny. Also, we were never empty-handed at the wedding when it came to drinks which was such a nice touch!

-Amber and Tyler

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