St. Pete Wedding Planner: Special Moments

Featured Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to 2 of only 57 Master Wedding Planners in the world? Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman, owner of Special Moments Event Planning and her talented team of Dream makers have worked with couples planning weddings across the Tampa Bay region for the past 16 years. Special Moments Event Planning is now the only company in the world to have two Master Wedding Planners.

Casually Fun, Totally Traditional, and All-Out Adventurous Events. Special Moments is a full-service event planning company in the Tampa Bay Area that loves to talk weddings and design magical moments. Think of us as a friend who loves to plan and chat about your wedding details all the time! Our company started in 2004, from our passion to help everybody have a “Special Moment” no matter what your budget is. We are easy-going, laid back, and ready to assist you with any event you are planning. No matter what your budget, style or ideas are, we are ready for the challenge.


Our Wedding Style Is:

Casually fun, totally traditional, or all-out adventurous. From your intimate destination elopement to your grand-scale affair for 600 of your closest friends, we have done all types of weddings: from a gambling theme at the dog track to a private house on an island, to a luau for 350 in an airplane hanger. We also specialize in all types of cultural weddings – Nigerian, Greek, and Indian to name a few.

Our Personality Is:

Easy-going, laid back, and ready to assist you with the wedding you are planning. No matter what your budget, style, or ideas are, we are ready for the CHALLENGE. Think of us as the bridesmaid that loves to plan and chat about your wedding plans all the time!

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

Tammy wanted to escape the day-to-day rigors of corporate America to open an event planning firm that valued the beauty of the day as much as the details.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We offer a fresh approach and a “can do” attitude along with a great deal of passion for planning events. We know that every event, big or small, needs a planner and our goal is for you to remember walking down the aisle and entering your reception, and just enjoying the moment. We pride ourselves in offering personalized service and emotional refuge for anything that arises, accented with a smile. We love rising to the challenge of making things happen no matter where you want your event or what your budget is. Our approach of good listening, creative ideas, careful and thorough planning, will exceed your expectations when it comes to the finished product.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

With more than sixteen years of experience Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman heads a team with nearly 50 years combines experience in weddings and events. Tammy is 1 of only 57 wedding planners in the world to hold the designation of Master Wedding Planner. And we are the only company to have 2 Master Wedding Planners on our team.

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

Being a Tampa Bay native I never saw snow until I attended a wedding conference in Colorado – November 12, 2012!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Travel! Experiencing cultures and food from around the world is another place of inspiration.

Our Pricing:

We offer a complimentary “Meet and Greet” session at our office or a location of your choice to get to know each other and see if we are the right fit for you. We are happy to customize pricing and services based on each client’s needs and you can secure our services for your day starting at $300, with pricing packages for “Day of” beginning at $1,750, with all types of price points available in between. Full-service planning begins at $3,995.

Our Associations/Awards:

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards: Ten Consecutive Years, 2010-2020
Featured on the show “Get Married” Season 1 and 2
Featured on numerous blogs, magazines, and reality television shows with weddings featured in the New York Times and St. Pete Times
Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) from 2004 – 2020
Winner of the Miss Dorothy Heart Award and a Master Bridal Consultant thru ABC
Advisory Board member for Wedding Planner Magazine

Tammy Waterman, Special Moments Event Planning Headshot

Meet Tammy

• Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida (Yes, I am a true native)
• Sign: Aquarius
• Status: Happily Married for over 17 years
• Children: 3 – Kristina, Kristopher, and Krissandra
• Favorite Food: Mexican
• Favorite Drink: Mojito
• Music: Love Country!
• Pets: An adorable puppy name Cheech!
• Sport: Nascar
• Favorite Color: Purple
• Favorite Movie: Anything Wedding related =)
• Hobby: Line dancing and Glamping


Featured Planner: Special Moments Event Planning 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 Kiss at the Alter Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Glamorous Fuchsia and Silver Tampa Wedding | The Rusty Pelican

My intention was to plan the entire wedding by myself, but being new to Tampa, I contacted Tammy from Special Moments Event Planning who was referred by my venue to help me along the way and more so the day of.

I’m so happy I did because seeing everything I purchased and everything I discussed with her come together in such a magical way. Tammy made sure everyone followed a precise timeline which made things flow smoothly.

-Christina and Brandon
Bride and Groom at the Alter Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Amber McWhorter Photography

Burgundy and Silver Winter-Inspired Wedding | St. Pete Beach Community Center

We looked for someone who was extremely organized, had previous experience, and didn't get flustered easily. We wanted someone to coordinate and handle all of the stress so everyone involved could truly enjoy the day.

Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning was recommended to us by a family who was also using her and had been pleased with the assistance she provided, how easy she was to work with, her knowledge of the entire process, and what small detailed questions to ask. The staff at Special Moments did a good job of keeping us on track with the timeline and communicated well with us throughout the event.

-Emily and Brent

Waterfront Pink Spring Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

I was extremely lucky because Tammy and Jennifer from Special Moments Event Planning are my aunts! Honestly, though, even if they weren’t, they are everything I could have ever looked for in a wedding planner! I could not have made it through without them!

I found nearly all of my wedding vendors through my planner. From providing me with recommendations for vendors and hearing me out when I was stressing out to developing an extremely detailed day-of timeline and being there to help everything run smoothly during the wedding, Special Moments Event Planning thinks of every last detail so that you don’t have to!

-Kayla and Chris
Romantic Classic Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows Outdoor Under Trees, Rectangular Arch Attached to Trees with White Linen Draping, White Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Wedding Dress Truly Forever Bridal

Intimate Pink Gold, and Rose, Gold Backyard Wedding

Our wedding planner came highly recommended by our friends who are industry insiders. I wanted to work with someone who would pay attention to our ideas and enhance them without breaking the bank. It was also important that they could accomplish the event in a short time frame, eight weeks. We wanted to get married before the weather became too warm.

We wanted exactly what Tammy from Special Moments Event Planning embodies; someone who listens, takes time to look at my inspiration idea board, and honestly gives experienced feedback to make sure the event will be beautiful.

-Amber and Jamie
Bride and Groom Exchanging First Kiss Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Tarpon Springs Wedding Venue St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church

Navy Blue and White Destination Dunedin Wedding | The Fenway Hotel

We wanted a planner who had strong relationships with other local vendors and whom we could trust to make our wedding run smoothly.

Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning did an excellent job with my sister’s wedding, so we knew she was right for us. She provided great recommendations for vendors, taking into account our preferences and price range. Tammy and her team handled all of the day-of details and logistics so that all we had to do was enjoy our wedding.

-Alicia and William
Groom in Classic Black Tuxedo and Bowtie During Wedding Processional at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tampa | Photographer Grind & Press Photography

Romantic, Winter Wonderland Silver and Blue Wedding | The Hip Room Dance Studio

From our very first phone conversation, Tammy Waterman with Special Moments Event Planning had me hooked. We spoke for over an hour during that first phone call, and she really listened to my sporadic thoughts on what I wanted and how to capture it. She gave me advice on just about everything from looking for venues to tips on staying within budget. From start to finish, Tammy and her team far exceeded our expectations and stayed true to their catchphrase ‘dream makers'. Our wedding was better than I ever could have imagined thanks to Tammy and her Special Moments team.

-Keriann and Jeremy

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