Coastal Coordinating Wedding Reviews

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
Romantic Moment Between Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Planner Coastal Coordinating

Modern Champagne and Black Wedding | Tampa River Center

I wanted someone who I would feel comfortable emailing, calling, and texting after any random thought I had, and that was Katy! I can be very indecisive, so I wanted someone who would give me their true opinion.

I specifically chose Coastal Coordinating because they did such an amazing job with my sister’s wedding, but I had an amazing experience with them myself. Katy called regularly to check in, updated my mood board with any changes I made, helped me through tough choices, and was outstanding on the day of my wedding. One of my bridesmaids had a water stain from the steamer, and Katy called the dress shop immediately to figure out the best way to get it out. She even offered me her spare pair of socks when I couldn’t find mine to change into my wedding sneakers. Katy and her team made sure I had food, drinks, and anything my husband and I needed during the ceremony and reception. They truly went above and beyond!

-Zoe and Matthew
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
Green Grass Wall Backdrop Indian Wedding Reception Photo Op Inspiration | Tampa Bay Coordinator Coastal Coordinating

Elegant Lavender and White Indian Wedding | Marriott Water Street

Someone organized and resourceful.

We used Coastal Coordinating as they were very affordable and had lots of experiences with Indian weddings. Katy helped with finding all our vendors.

-Samira and Samir

Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Venue Kapok Special Events

Winter Wonderland Clearwater Indian Wedding | Kapok Special Events

I needed a planner who provided a full wedding planning package, not just day-of-coordination. I work full-time, and we were moving during the wedding planning process, so I specifically needed someone who could help from start to finish.

Katy at Coastal Coordinating is extremely thorough and kept me organized! She has many contacts throughout Tampa Bay and remembered all of the little things that any stressed bride-to-be would forget.

-Dimble and Abhilash