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Planner in Friday Harbor, WA,
(360) 622-8457
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    Todor B.

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  • The best wedding I've ever been to ... and it happened to be ours! My wife and I had a medium to small wedding - 80 people. Very close friends and family. For some of them, detestation, had to travel to the San Juan Islands and Katie started to provide her support right away with logistics like letting us know when to book ferries etc. We did a lot of the wedding sourcing and ideating ourselves but leaned heavily on Katie for day of logistics and month of coordination. She was able to stand up the wedding location, decorations, and organize everything the day off in a matter of a few hours! Everything was flawless. She was first of all – invisible. There are things to this day that I have no idea how they happened. We never felt pressured, stressed, or forgotten, on the contrary, relieved, happy, and supported are the words that come to mind when thinking of Katie and her services. When we do our vow renewal I will definitely hire Katie again and I would advise to anyone looking to g... Read more

    Lauren S.

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  • Katie was AMAZING. First, she has an awesome program that we used to communicate and make sure we were on track with planning. We did a lot of things ourselves, but absolutely needed her help with details and logistics that only a planner would know to keep track of. She was crucial in organizing all our vendors and communicating with everyone involved. She had great connections on the island as well. She helped make our wedding stress-free, and everything ran so smoothly. I know she was doing all sorts of things behind the scenes to make that happen! She was also affordable and worked within our budget. We couldn't recommend her more.Thank you Katie!!

    Nick O.

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  • Due to COVID-19, Katie had her work cut out for her helping my fiance and I navigate an unprecedented wedding planning situation. Katie was a calm and consistent voice in all the chaos, and we are so grateful that she was onside as we worked to re-arrange our plans, several times. She managed our vendors, went above and beyond researching local regulations, and was there for us every step of the way. We cannot wait to continue to work with Katie for our big day (now in 2021) and appreciate all the extra work she's done. Can't recommend Katie enough, she truly will be there for you no matter what!

    Sarah J.

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  • My fiance and I had our wedding planned on Orcas Island in July 2020, then Covid came and everything was turned upside down! My stress levels were at an all-time high trying to adjust to the situation, and Katie was WONDERFUL throughout the whole process. She is calm, organized, and her communication was excellent. She is truly a rock through all the chaos of wedding planning and I 100% recommend her to anyone planning a San Juan event.

    Meghan K.

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  • 2020 was a rough year for weddings and the couples who planned their happily ever after in the amidst of a pandemic. My husband and I are one of the couples who changed course multiple times during a very confusing summer trying to still celebrate on our planned day but keep loved ones safe. Through our a six month time period Katie helped us plan not one but multiple different variations of our wedding as rules and restrictions kept changing. Going from a 180 person guest count to a smaller wedding with just close friends and family. She was a constant rock and sounding board and always had ours and our guests best interests at heart. We would not have had the amazing wedding that we did, in the middle of a pandemic, without Katie. She knows the island vendors better than anyone and she has built amazing relationships with them all which make her and incredible partner in the planning process.

    Danielle S.

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  • If you are trying to decide if you need a day of coordinator or wedding planner – the answer is Katie. We hired her as a day of coordinator for our wedding at Roche Harbor and she was such a delight. She was more than professional and knowledgeable on every subject from overall timeline to all the little details you didn’t know you needed to think about. She provided her expertise and advice which was beyond helpful. While we ultimately ended up having to cancel our dream wedding at Roche Harbor and downsize to our backyard, Katie helped ands supported us every step of the way. I can’t recommend Katie enough!!

    Caity Q.

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  • We can’t say enough good things about Katie and her wedding planning artistry! She is truly a superwoman. We initially tried to plan our elopement on San Juan Island on our own - even though we’re out of state, we figured an elopement couldn’t be that hard. WRONG. There are so many details and it isn’t always easy to get in touch with island vendors from afar. But Katie was there to save the day! She took our ideas for what we wanted for our wedding day and transformed them into a day so perfect we couldn’t have imagined it. You can tell she has great relationships with local vendors and gives you great options to choose from. When it came to picking photo and dinner locations, she went above and beyond and provided helpful photos and videos so it felt like we were there making decisions with her. She was always available for calls and countless emails and provided so much support and advice when COVID threw a monkey wrench in our plans. Despite COVID, she pulled ever... Read more

    Claire C.

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  • Katie helped shepherd us through the process of planning our wedding (and cancelling it when Covid-19 hit). While we were sad we couldn't work with her on executing our original wedding plan, she worked tirelessly to support us through the highs and lows of this unique wedding season. Her attention to detail is incredible, she literally thought of everything. Her ideas are great, she is creative and has a good eye for design. We were so grateful to have her as our wedding planner and it was definitely the best wedding money we spent. Do yourself a favor, hire a wedding planner and make it Katie, because there isn't anyone better!

    Jeannie B.

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  • No one knew, when we started to work with Katie, just how much she would have to do, exceeding well beyond her usual contract for a sizable wedding on San Juan Island. Her respectful, tireless and creative professionalism, supported us throughout the many challenges of navigating, planning and implementing a wedding during the Covid 19 pandemic. I can not express how grateful I am as Mother of the bride to have taken this emotional journey with someone as knowledgeable, supportive and hard working as Katie.

    Karina W.

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  • We hired Katie for partial wedding planning for our fall wedding at Roche Harbor Resort. Every step of the way, Katie was a partner we could rely on not only to guide us through the hoops of vendor selection and relationships, but also to have the foresight to identify vendor hiccups as they arose and work with us to remedy them. Throughout the planning process, whenever we brought an issue to Katie she always dove right in with action items to problem solve; this ranged from help with design ideas, to ideas to stay within budget, to reaching out to vendors she had a relationships with to get a "yes" where we would have gotten a "no." There truly was never a question that Katie didn't have an answer for, and her relationships with island vendors proved incredibly valuable throughout the entire planning process. The weekend of our wedding, a member of the events staff at Roche told me that their job is substantially easier on wedding weekends when Katie is the planner because she is... Read more

    Taylor

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  • Katie is amazing. She didn’t mind that I sent her texts at all hours of the day and night as I got closer to my wedding date. She accepted and helped me problem solve the fact that I had absolutely no décor, no lighting, no sound, and no event rentals booked 2 months before my wedding date. She was helpful and steadfast when the day of the wedding I hadn’t accomplished nearly as many tasks as I’d intended. Instead, she took on all the stress of the day so that myself, my husband, and our friends and family could enjoy ourselves. She was responsive, solution oriented, professional, helpful, and worth every penny. I had a lot of stressful moments in the months leading up to the wedding that she handled with grace. Because of her and her awesome vendor recommendations, we were able to enjoy what was truly the best day of our lives. It was magical from start to finish and it unequivocally would not have happened without her. Hire her. She will make your wedding a magical paradise, j... Read more

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    Your wedding was truly a fairy-tale and you looked like a beautiful princess in your dress! With the help of your amazing family and friends (I've never seen such hard workers!), I think we pulled off something incredible! I will never forget your mountain top ceremony...so breath-taking! I was so happy to be a part of it all and am so glad that you found value in working together. Wishing both of you all the happiness in the years to come

    Katelyn R.

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  • Katie provided so much value and peace of mind during the wedding planning processes and especially day of! When planning an San Juan Island wedding, it was so helpful to have some who lived there to answer any questions or give any recommendations. The day of there was some unexpected rain (even though being in the Pacific North West, that should never be "unexpected"), and Katie kept everything calm, provided back up solutions, and also helped wash the bottom of my dress that had gotten dirty from the ground before I walked down the aisle!

    Monika

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  • We had such a wonderful experience working with Katie and could not recommend her more highly! We hired her to be our day-of wedding coordinator, but felt like we got so much more. She was basically our month-of coordinator, and helped us iron out the nitty gritty details of our timeline and schedule for the entire day, as well as did all of the coordination with our vendors the month of (and provided awesome emotional support throughout!) We got married at Roche Harbor in summer, and though Roche takes the lead in helping you coordinate everything venue-related, I can’t even imagine what we would have done without Katie in regards to the wedding as a whole (and a day that starts long before the ceremony!). There was a time in the beginning of planning when, given Roche’s services, I thought we might be able to get away without having a day-of coordinator. Boy, were we wrong! Bottom line is, Roche has dozens of other weddings at their venue in summer… it’s their busiest sea... Read more

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    You and your detail :) You are the best!! Thank you so much for helping to voice why it's so important to have a wedding coordinator even if you have an awesome venue coordinator. Still can't get over all the amazing touches you put into your wedding. Interior designer bride...YES PLEASE! xo

    Kim C.

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  • Katie and her assistant were so calm, cool collected and amazingly coordinated. I would highly recommend her for coordinating your future wedding.

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    Thank you, Kim! It was such a pleasure to work with your family! You guys especially knocked it out of the park with that surprise dance!! :)

    Laura A.

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  • Katie and her assistant executed a top-notch wedding reception, with multiple special touches and performances. They went the extra mile to make sure it flowed smoothly and went off without a hitch. She was amazing, everywhere I turned all night, she was there making sure all was happening according to plan. I highly recommend Revel Events and Katie Stringer!

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    Thank you, Laura! I was honored to be able to help execute all of the thoughtful details you all put into the wedding. One for the books for sure!!

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