Coastal Coordinating Wedding Reviews

Tallit Prayer Shawl | Jewish Wedding Ceremony Traditions | Sarasota Florist Monarch Events and Design | Planner Coastal Coordinating

Elegant Waterfront Fall Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Personality and price. We wanted to make sure whoever we were working with was a good fit for us, personality-wise, since you do a lot of meetings and correspondence during the planning process, and the planner is also there with you on your big and, at times, stressful day.

Coastal Coordinating was a great price for all of the services they were providing as they were bringing so much value to the planning process to make sure everything ran smoothly the day of.

-Natalie and Joey
Florida Tropical Bride and Groom Exchanging First Kiss During Wedding Ceremony, Arch with White Linens and Monstera Leaves, Pink, Yellow and White Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Wedding Hair and Makeup Adore Bridal

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
Asymmetrical Floral Column Wedding Ceremony Arch Ideas | Sarasota Planner Coastal Coordinating | Venue The Bishop Museum

Romantic Dusty Blue Bradenton Wedding | The Bishop Museum

After reading countless 5-star reviews of Katy and the Coastal Coordinating team, we decided to reach out for a quote. Katy was the best, and I could not imagine how my day would have gone without her expertise and overall knowledge of this industry.

I felt 100% confident Katy would provide the best service; it was above and beyond! She was very organized and fun to work with. I really enjoyed her team, and her connection with other vendors is amazing. If we had an idea, she knew exactly who to contact.

-Allie and Michael
Wedding Ceremony Greenery Arch | Modern Industrial Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue Armature Works Social Room

Romantic Blush and Cream Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

Having planned most of the wedding myself, Coastal Coordinating came in at the perfect moment when we really needed additional support. I planned most of the wedding but knew I wanted some day-of help.

Coastal Coordinating had great reviews for a very fair price. They were game-changing on the day of. Jess and team handled everything day-of, and they even had someone who ensured I always had a glass of wine in hand and could get anything I needed. She even helped me change my shoes right next to the dance floor.

-Jenna and Alessandro
Bride Pouring Champagne Tower at Wedding Reception

Modern Tropical Chic Ybor City Wedding | Hotel Haya

We knew we needed guidance in navigating the whole process of planning a wedding. We wanted someone who knew the industry well and had many years of experience, but who we also trusted with our vision for our wedding.

Planning a wedding out of state can be very stressful, but Katy with Coastal Coordinating made everything a breeze and is a much-needed breath of fresh air in the wedding industry.

-Briana and Jeremy

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