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 who loves to talk weddings and design magical moments. Think of us as the 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.
The types of weddings we plan are:
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. Learn More about Our Services
We love planning weddings 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. Our Blog
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! Meet the Special Events Team
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 clients needs and you can secure our services for your day starting at $300, with pricing packages for “Day of” beginning at $1,500, with all types of price points available in between. Full service planning begins at $3,500.
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
Featured Special Moments Event Planning Weddings on Marry Me Tampa Bay:
Special Moments Event Planning Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“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 | Romantic, Winter Wonderland Silver and Blue Wedding
“I wanted all the little details, which we had meticulously chosen to be a part of our day, to be taken care of and allow us to enjoy the emotions of the day with our friends and family. I fell in love with one of Special Moments Event Planning’s previous weddings, which was featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay, and I said to myself, ‘I have to meet with them.” I loved that they work as a team because each one of their “dream makers” adds something unique to the planning process. On our wedding day, the “dream makers” truly executed our vision to perfection and allowed Erik and I to spend quality time with our loved ones and enjoy each other.” -Stefany and Erik | Modern, Elegant, Purple Downtown Tampa Wedding
“I have known Tammy, the owner of Special Moments Event Planning, for years. I completely trusted her and wouldn’t have been able to stay sane or have my vision come to life without her. She helped me choose all the vendors, and especially helped me stay within our budget. She knew how important it was for me to feel like I didn’t have the same wedding as everyone else and came up with awesome ideas.” -Jenna and Kevin | Whimsical Jewel Toned Clearwater Beach Wedding
“Tammy [of Special Moments Event Planning] was referred to me by a co-worker; the service I received was top notch. Tammy is the best in the business and made our wedding day and all the events beforehand run smoothly. I couldn’t imagine not having her by my side every step of the way. She provided so much insight and guidance into the world of weddings that I truly feel we could not have managed without her.” -Amanda and Christopher | Pink, Ivory and Gold Waterfront Special Moments Event Planning Wedding
“Marc hired our wedding planner. He realized what a huge undertaking planning a wedding is, and he did not want me to get overwhelmed and not enjoy the wedding planning process. We were looking for someone who could help us finalize all of the many details, as well as help us find the rest of our vendors. We could not have had the wedding we did, without the help of Special Moments. Initially we hired them for the plethora of décor they have in their warehouse, but we quickly realized what other great services they provided. The owner, Tammy, was very helpful with getting the last, and very important vendors. We had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to look like and run like, and they far exceeded our greatest expectations. Special Moments did everything: the setup/take down, decorations, signs, draping and of course pre-wedding day and “day of” coordination with all of our vendors. Tammy and her staff are experts at what they do, and if left in their hands, your wedding day be smooth sailing.” -Michelle and Marc | Navy Blue, Waterfront Special Moments Event Planning Wedding