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Planner in Clifton Park, NY,
(518) 406-6698
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  • 30 Reviews


    Taylor Barnes Lord

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  • Katie was an incredible weekend coordinator! A couple of traits stood out to me: 1) We wanted a funky, fun, and unstuffy summer camp wedding weekend. I so appreciated the Katie always got this vision and didn’t try to force ideas on us that weren’t aligned. 2) My husband and I both have big, loud, and opinionated families. Katie kept the peace masterfully and shielded us from SO MUCH the whole weekend. I literally didn’t have to deal with any family drama and that is priceless. 3) Even though I’m a fairly detail oriented person, I forgot to do some pretty big things day of (I blame stress and lack of sleep!) Katie and her team stepped in masterfully to do things like finishing the name cards for tables that I had TOTALLY forgotten about and they did it with a smile. If you feel like you’re organized enough to have a wedding without a coordinator or planner, trust me - you aren’t. Especially if you have a funky wedding that folks aren’t used to! Katie and he... Read more

    Chris Torncello

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  • Hiring Katie was the smartest decision we made during the wedding planning process. After handling the majority of preplanning, we chose to hire Katie so that we could actually enjoy the day and not be stressed about making sure all the details were done correctly. She more than met our expectations and we had a perfect day! Thank you Katie!!

    Stephanie

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  • Katie and her team were the absolute best! Katie was there every step of the way. On the day of the wedding, she arrived while hair and makeup was being done and was the very last to leave at the end of the night. There was an issue with the caterer and I was never even aware of it. Katie made sure to take care of it and make sure I didn't know about it until after my day was over. I don't know what we would have done without Katie and the A Lively Event team! I highly recommend you hire them! We had researched many other wedding planners and never for a second, worried about our choice of booking A Lively Event.

    responded with the following comments.

    Stephanie, Thank you so much for allowing myself and my team to be a part of your day. We are glad we could make your day run smooth. Best wishes for the future, Katie

    Virginia Remington

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  • What a great experience! Our bride, Julie, was quite anxious about having everything fall into place. That’s where Katie and her staff came in. All emails, texts, and calls were responded to immediately! Katie also mediated between the bride and vendors, ensuring that Julie’s needs were met and, often exceeded. On the day of the wedding, things went so smoothly. Her staff even had a needle and thread on hand, so when the Father of the Groom lost a suit jacket button, it was immediately repaired. It was great to have someone else take care of details, so we could truly enjoy and adsorb the day. Katie and her staff were kind, professional, and thoughtful. They provide an invaluable service and I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

    Matt Levins

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  • We (Beyond Bliss Films) worked with Katie and her team at a wedding back in September of 2018 in Lake George, NY. We were absolutely blown away with the organization and communication they provided leading up to the wedding (Something we rarely get from any planners out there), as well as their professionalism and overall kindness towards us, fellow vendors, and of course the couple & guests. If you’re looking for a planner that will not only keep your day stress-free, but also make sure it’s a great time look no further than A Lively Event!!! : )

    Karolina

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  • Katie and her team were incredible! We started planning our wedding while we were still living abroad, and Katie was extremely organized and helpful the whole way through. On the day, she was fantastic, helped with setup and breakdown, was always available when we needed her, and managed the other vendors very well. She somehow managed to be in a hundred places at once and made sure we were able to enjoy our entire day without having to worry about any of the little details. Katie is a superstar at what she does, and we really can't recommend her enough!

    Cassandra Izzo

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  • Katie and her team were phenomenal at my Adirondack wedding! I selected the month of package and Katie went above and beyond the whole time. Our venue was moderately challenging and we did not have a traditional caterer/catering team with our food trucks but I still wanted some services. Katie brought the most attentive team with her the day of the wedding, all of whom were super sweet and wonderful with anticipating the needs of our guests and jumped to move our beverage stations when it began to rain, even delivering snacks in the downpour. When we ran low on beer the team jumped into action and went and bought us more. Katie made sure that I was never concerned with any hiccups the entire day and even dealt with a vendor who was less than satisfactory for me so I didn’t need to worry about it. I was able to plan my perfect wedding day and hand it off to Katie to execute so I could live in the moment. Our day was perfect because of her team and I cannot imagine it happening without... Read more

    Jon Valli

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  • She hired my business to remove trash from an event because the venue had no receptacle. She was very organized, and easy to work with. We were early so I was able to see the the professional manner in which she interacted with her clients and staff. The couple raved about how great she was. There was a small snag with the task we were hired to do, coupled with a mess from an all day rain but it went smoothly, thanks to her ability to think on her feet and her commitment to ensuring her couples a seamless experience. My crew even stayed to help break down the venue and clean up. From what I saw, I believe she's the best in the business, and an absolute delight to work with, and if you're looking for perfection, even in unforseen adversity, I'd suggest hiring Katie and her team. I hope to work with her again.

    Nikki Lee

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  • There are not enough incredible words to describe the amazing work she put into our wedding. My husband and I were planning our Vermont wedding while living in Australia, which was not an easy task. We got Katie on board 18 months before the wedding and it was the best decision we ever made. She was so patient in helping us find a venue and ended up finding the perfect spot after months of searching. Having someone so knowledgeable helping me plan was exactly what I needed to help me get through it all. Katie answered endless questions and was always happy to hop on FaceTime at 6am! When it came finally came to the wedding weekend I couldn’t have been more grateful for having Katie and her team there. She was able to organise a bridal party of 16 and keep 30 Australians on time all while making sure our 105 guests made it to our island ceremony. She truly does whatever it takes to make your big day as special as possible. She’s there when all of your table cloths come wrinkled, whe... Read more

    Morgan

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  • If you think you don't need a wedding planner (like I originally thought), think again! Every bride NEEDS Katie and her company! She is unbelievably flexible and is so helpful in decision making and guidance. Prior to hiring Katie we had booked our venue and all of our vendors. We planned on doing everything ourselves, but I am so so so glad we had Katie to make our special day an absolute fairy tale! She was there on the other end of the phone for any questions, small or large, to reason with the anxious mind of a bride, came to the final dress fitting to ensure someone knew how to bustle the dress and was there the day of making sure everything went smoothly and even appeared out of nowhere when a safety pin was needed for a guests broken zipper and arranged for an uber ride for a grandparent who was too tired to wait for a shuttle to pick him up. Her assistant Audrey is a saving grace as well, who cleaned up our hotel room where we got ready before the ceremony and directed us step... Read more

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    Morgan, I do not even know how to reply to this! Thank you so much for your amazing review. It is great to know how much our service mean to a couple on their wedding day. We wish you and Michael lots of love, happiness, and laughter! XOXO, Katie, Audrey, & Katie

    Brandi

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  • Katie was the best to work with. She was so easy to talk with and always one step ahead. She and her team were very professional, but she also was so committed to our vision and making us happy that she felt more like a friend, even my family and friends loved her! She went above and beyond before, on, and after the day for us. I'm a DIY bride so initially I never thought I needed a planner, but I was so happy I chose to get one, and even more excited that I chose katie. We had to worry about nothing and we truly had the best day ever!! If you are lucky to get katie and her team you will absolutely be happy you did!

    Julie Remington

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  • Where do I begin with A Lively Events!? I was a very anxious bride and had no idea how everything was going to come together for our wedding on 10/13/18. We Booked Katie a year out for the Month of Package and she went above & beyond for us. She checked in with me throughout the year making sure everything was on track and helped keep me organized. I truly don't know what I would have done without her. Once September rolled around, Katie was available and always responded timely in getting back to my 1000s of texts and emails. She was organized and remembered every last detail I wanted. She was my voice and stood up for me, when I was afraid to speak up for myself about what I truly wanted. I had a vision and all the supplies, but Katie truly went above and beyond in decorating our venue and without her it wouldn't have happened. Because of her and her staff, everything ran smoothly at the rehearsal and on the day of, she made sure everyone was on time and knew exactly what they ... Read more

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    Thank you Julie! We absolutely loved being a part of your day. I am going to miss your thousands of texts and emails! I wish you and Charles nothing but love, laughter, and happiness.

    Cassandra

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  • Katie and her team went above and beyond every step of the way! From the day we booked A Lively Event, I knew we were in great hands. Katie had a client portal for us with so much information, which really helped to guide us throughout the entire process. We are so thankful we booked with A Lively Event. They were worth every penny and even more. I would have paid much more to have A Lively Event with us on our wedding day!

    Erin Mack

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  • I am thrilled to write this glowing review for Katie Hamuka and her team at A Lively Event. My daughter recently got married and we were lucky enough to hire Katie about 6 weeks before the wedding date. As the MOB, I spent countless hours, over a year in advance, in planning every detail for my only daughter’s fairy tale wedding. As we got closer to the wedding, I realized that I was unsure how all of the details and moving parts were going to be executed. I quickly became overwhelmed. My daughter, however, became adamant about hiring a day-of wedding planner to help execute those details. I wasn’t fully on board, but I went along with it. As I look back on the success of the wedding day, I am sure that it would have been a very different day if we did not have Katie and her team. The month before my daughter’s wedding, my mantra was, “We will have Katie do that.” Honestly, I don’t know how she did it, but she didn’t miss a beat!! Katie and her team covered 4 different ... Read more

    Briella

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  • Katie went above and beyond, BEYOND to help us with a situation at our wedding that was not her responsibility to deal with while she was there working the event with our caterer. Katie jumped in and kept my new husband and I calm and happy by ensuring everything continued to run smoothly when our hired coordinator left our wedding early. She prompted our DJ when he needed to be prompted, set up our favor table, put us where we needed to be, ran around to ensure both our guests and we were happy and so, SO much more. Katie is definitely in the right field for her career and is the only person you need coordinating your wedding whether you need a little help ahead of time or a whole lot of help. Throughout the planning and putting things together process, Katie was so on top of emailing us through our caterer Rouge Hospitality Group / Wandering Dago and ensuring we were checking all of the boxes that needed to be checked. She worked seamlessly with them and was so on top of everything. ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    How did I not respond to this Briella! I am so glad I was able to be there to help you on your wedding day! It was my pleasure to be a part of it and help you through everything! I miss you guys. Hope all is well XOXOXO

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