24 total reviews
Gena did a wonderful job!!
From meeting with our vendors a year in advance of the wedding up to the end of the reception, everything Gena did was fabulous and professional! She understood immediately what Evan and I wanted our wedding to be like, and she executed it perfectly--and added special surprises and details for us that made our wedding day better than I had ever imagined!
With Gena planning our wedding, my family and I didn't have to worry about a thing--I would recommend Gena to every bride!
Gena worked with me for my wedding. The thing I most loved about Gena was that she made the day for the bride stress free. If there were hints of things going wrong, she would just smile and say that she had it covered. Even when I asked if the ceremony site was all cleaned up before the reception, she just smiled and said not to worry. It was such a relief to not worry about name tags, labels, guest transportation, or anything! At one point, the champagne had not been delivered to the reception site (we brought our own wine and beer), but she made sure I had no idea that this was happening. She got the champagne there, and all was well. Know that you can trust her with absolutely everything. You are in good hands! She even had the caterers bring out food to the site we were taking pictures at before the reception. She makes sure you are well fed (and always have a drink in your hand).
She absolutely nailed my wedding! I hate to be so blunt, but I can't tell you how above and beyond my vision she went. I explained what I had in mind, and she did it perfectly. There is no way I could have even accomplished what I wanted, and then she did even more than I expected! She has an eye for detail and the little things. She adds unique touches that totally wowed the guests too. I trusted her with the final image, and she delivered way more than I had ever dreamed of. She is very intuitive.
Gena and her team really made my wedding a dream come true. She answered every email in a very timely manner and really listened to what I wanted. From the beginning, I wanted a "barefoot on the beach" ceremony with a super fun reception. Gena and her team made all of this happen. She was willing to meet multiple times when I came into town, and kept in constant contact about all of the small details that I would've never thought of. The day of my wedding was completely stress-free! I knew that every last detail had been taken care of. While Gena was making sure the wedding went smoothly, Danielle and Esra were busy setting up the aquarium and making sure everything was perfect when we arrived. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about our wedding, and how everything seemed to flow without any hassles. I was referred to P3 by several friends who had worked with them for their weddings. All of my expectations were met and I could not have asked for a more perfect day! Gena and her team are so dedicated and truly love what they do. I would highly recommend this team to anyone who is planning an OBX wedding!
Even though I have lived in NC all my life, have been going to the outer banks for over thirty five years, and know the area well, trying to plan a wedding when you frequently have to work long hours six days a week becomes something of a challenge! It is also hard when you're fiance is uncomfortable at large gatherings. When I read about Platinum Party Planning, I knew this would be the place to start to get answers. And boy what a godsend Gena and Esra were! They took care of every question I had and took care of every thing my work schedule wouldn't allow. I wanted a simple, but very pretty wedding with an old Nag's Head feel to it, like it was years ago. And it was terrific! It was at the Sea Foam Motel on their oceanfront gazebo. We had colored adirondack chairs, picnic baskets for each guest with excellent grilled tuna steak sandwiches with pineapple mango salsa, and other treats, surfboards mounted in the sand, and I had a steel drum band play music for a couple of hours where folks could dance or just sit back in a chair and enjoy the music. And it was all on the beach after 6 P.M. when the beach is quiet. The kids were able to run around and have fun, and the adults could mingle about and chat. Since some of my guests didn't drink, we prepared three tubs for all our guests - one with bottled water, one with beer, and one with sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages. I didn't have a single problem or worry the entire time; Gena & Esra took care of every single detail! If you want a planner that will leave no stone unturned and every detail taken care of, Gena is definitely the person to go to. And it doesn't have to be a big wedding either! Mine was a smaller one with only twenty five guests and they paid the same amount of attention to mine as they would a large wedding. Big or small, it doesn't matter. I was so impressed with the way she could make a smaller wedding so elegant and classy. Best of all, a year later, I still have guests tell me it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
In short, it is worth every cent you pay to have Platinum Party Planning take care of your Outer Banks wedding needs. The peace of mind you get is well worth it!
Gena and the staff of Platinum Party Planning are an absolute pleasure to work with. We hired the team to work with us at the very beginning of the planning process and they were with us every step of the way! Anything I needed during the planning process, they handled. Gena was always an email or a phone call away! Gena always gave great advice and recommendations on vendors in the area. Also, she arranged appointments to meet with vendors and accompanied us. Gena helped us to stay on track with our budget throughout the entire process. On the day of the wedding, they took care of EVERYTHING behind the scenes. Our wedding day was everything we had dreamed it would be plus more. I give credit to this incredible team for their hard work and dedication in making this happen. Hiring Platinum Party Planning was the best money we spent and I cannot imagine our wedding day without them!!
I am so glad I had Platinum Party Planning (P3) to help coordinate my wedding in the Outer Banks. I live 6 hours away from the OBX so having someone who knows the area and its vendors was priceless. But the best part of P3 is that they want to see my wedding be everything I wanted it to be. I felt as if they cared about it just as much as I did. I was so relaxed the day of (and I can be a control freak) because I knew Gena had it covered. She went ABOVE and BEYOND for my wedding. I can't thank her and her team enough. They made my wedding dreams come true! Hire them and you will have nothing to worry about.
We are so thankful we used Platinum Party Planning as our day of planner! These girls were on top of their game and made the wedding go so smooth! I do not know what I would have done without Platinum! Everything was perfect and they little extras they did were amazing!
My daughter, Kaitlyn, met Gena Martin at the 2012 OBX Wedding Expo. They clicked immediately and we signed a contract that day! Since we live in Raleigh, having an expert in the Nags Head area was extremely helpful with planning, vendor selection and the handling all of those details during the weekend of the wedding. Thanks to Gena, Kaitlyn received a detailed timeline for wedding planning. She arranged appointments for tastings, flower selection, musicians, Dj's, photographers, hair stylists, caterers and rental items. The bride and groom got to visit OBX several times over the 18 months to make decisions and enjoy the weekends too! Gena's great ideas, vast experience and attention to detail made the rehearsal and wedding day run so smoothly. Kaitlyn and Derek were able to enjoy their entire engagement with very little stress and the wedding day was perfect down to the last detail. Gena puts her heart into her wedding planning. Kaitlyn was definitely treated like a VIP during the entire process. As a result, Mom and Dad got to enjoy the happy occasion too! In addition, the weekend of the wedding, Gena and her 3 staff were all at the rehearsal, wedding and reception !The assistants were also extremely knowledgeable and helpful to us and our guests! Only one complaint....the day went by too fast!
I can't say enough good things about Gena and her team at Platinum Party Planning. I got a late start in planning the wedding, and by the time I hired Gena we were only 3 and a half months out from the wedding day at a complicated venue. Gena not only reassured me every step of the way but took my vision and truly made it come true. She helped me stay on budget and was flexible in working to give me the most perfect day. On the day of the wedding I didn't have to worry about a single thing. Gena took care of the details with amazing attention! I have no idea if anything went wrong because Gena took care of it before I had a chance to stress it! She literally made my wedding go off without a hitch. All of our guests were impressed with our wedding and I credit that to Gena! Platinum Party planning was the best decision I made, and the best money spent on my wedding. I highly recommend Platinum Party Planning for their professionalism and amazing ability to transform your vision into reality.
My husband and I live in DC, so when we decided to get married in our favorite vacation spot - Corolla, NC - we knew we would need some help, and that a day-of coordinator would be a non-negotiable.
Gena came highly recommended to us by our floral and decor guru, Renee Landry. Being familiar with Renee's work and given HER reputation as the best of the best for Outer Banks weddings, I booked Gena without a second thought. I am so glad we did. Gena was super organized and, even though we only booked her for "week-of" services, she was attentive and helpful all the way up to the big day. She was always available to answer my questions via email, and was diligent about sending me periodic reminders to do things (i.e. nail down a final menu, book our transportation, etc.). In terms of choosing our other vendors, I am EXTREMELY picky, and we attended the wedding expo where I was able to easily pick all our vendors ourselves. However, I have no doubt that Gena would have been stellar in helping us make picks as well :D
To say that I am not someone who gives up control or delegates to other people well is a GROSS understatement - I ALWAYS have to do everything myself, BY myself (you could say I'm a teensy-bit of a type A perfectionist ;) haha). BUT, Gena and Danielle made me feel COMPLETELY confident in relinquishing control on my wedding day. I couldn't have been more relaxed knowing that all the details were in great, fellow-type-A hands ;D
One last thing: our wedding wasn't large (around 70 guests) but group is a young, rowdy one (neither myself nor my husband has a large family so it was mostly our friends). Our playlist was EXCLUSIVELY hip-hop and rap (we specifically banned all slow-songs and all typical wedding songs), and we danced well into the night...fueled by lots and lots of booze. If we had had kegs, keg stands would have happened for sure. Gena and Danielle were so patient with us and did a phenomenal job cleaning up and breaking down as well - truly above and beyond.
Can't say enough great things. Your wedding will be in GREAT hands if you book Gena and Danielle :D Thanks again, ladies!!
Gena and Danielle were absolutely fabulous! When I first started talking to Gena I said my wedding date was about 8 or 9 months away. We scheduled our first meeting, and soon after we decided to move the wedding date up, to 8 weeks away and 6 months earlier from our original date. They were wonderful and planned everything perfectly, even within the sudden change in date. Our wedding was everything I ever dreamed it would be and so much more! It helped tremendously having such an amazing wedding planner, especially since it was a destination wedding. She was so attentive to every detail and making things exactly how I wanted. I wouldn't have been able to plan it without them. I will never forget how special of a day it was and how perfect everything turned out. Much thanks to Gena, Danielle, and Platinum Party Planning!!!
My handsome husband says 2 thumbs up for Gena and Danielle!
If you are looking for an amazing wedding planner for your wedding in the outer banks look no further! Gena at Platinum Party Planning made our wedding fabulous and stress free. From the moment we met with Gena we felt as if we were all good friends. She is so friendly, understanding, and really listened to everything we had to say. She took all of our ideas and made it into the wedding of both of our dreams. Our families were very impressed with Gena also. They couldnt believe that she set everything up the day of the wedding and actually stayed until the very end to clean up. I tell everyone that asks about our wedding that I could not have done 1/10th of this without Gena! She is amazing and will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Gena and Danielle are an awesome team. They made my day so special and so stress free. They are the wedding planners to have!! They helped me arrange every aspect of my wedding and threw in some great ideas. They were there when I needed them and they are the best on the beach!! They are extremely organized and very professional. My special day went according to plan and without flaws because of them. P3 is an awesome investment when it comes to your special day!! Love you guys both and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Gena Martin is a rockstar planner hands down. She made me feel so secure that everything would...and it did!....go as I had dreamed. Her attention to detail was out of this world and she did so many special extras. Her service was phenomenal. She was able to keep our wild bridal party in line and handle our MIL drama with grace, poise and professionalism! I cannot thank her enough for a smooth, amazing day. We kept looking at each other throughout the day and saying "Thank god for Gena!". Fabulous lady, fabulous service, and will make your wedding FABULOUS!
Gena and Danielle were fabulous!! I could not have asked for better wedding coordinators! Gena helped to make the planning process non-stressful and fun! She took my ideas and made them into creative masterpieces. Her goal was to make the wedding encompass who the groom and i were as individuals and as a couple...and she did just that. Everyone was astonished by the detail and uniqueness of the decor. I had countless compliments about how the entire wedding perfectly reflected who we were and how it was the most amazing wedding that individuals had been to. In addition, people kept asking me from the moment I woke up until the end of the reception how I was so calm...and the answer was: Gena and Danielle. Through the close relationship i established with them throughout the planning process, I developed extreme trust. I knew that with the wedding in their hands, everything would work out and go smoothly. The amazing thing about it is that the wedding turned out even BETTER than i imagined....they went above and beyond my expectations by doing little things that meant so much: sewing my gown where a clasp broke off (at the reception!), fixing us plates of food when we were caught up socializing, refilling our drinks, bringing our suitcases to our honeymoon suite and stocking the room with food (so that it was all their when we arrived), etc...and they did all of this in addition to being the complete backbone of the entire wedding/reception. I could go on and on. I HIGHLY recommend Platinum Party Planning to any bride, local or distant! They will achieve all of your dreams and more!
If you want to feel like the guest of honor at your own fairytale wedding, then Gena and Danielle are who you want. Gena made me feel like I was planning my wedding with a girlfriend because she takes a personal interest in every detail. She knew what I wanted and needed before I did. I have people tell me they never saw a bride so happy and relaxed on her wedding day as me and that is because of Gena. She responded to my emails immediately, left no detail unattended, went out of her way to find me what I wanted. Hurricane Irene happened the weekend prior to my wedding but Gena was a calm, steady presence thru it all, keeping me updated constantly. While Gena attended to ceremony details, Danielle created our vision at the reception location perfectly. P3 is an amazing team. Your search for the perfect wedding planner is over, hire P3!
Gena and her team helped make our wedding day a dream. She treated my wedding as if it were her own, thinking of every detail and making great suggestions along the way. We traveled from Maryland to the Outer Banks for our wedding and Gena made the wedding planning from a distance a piece of cake! I would HIGHLY recommend P3 to anyone planning a wedding or event, they will truly deliver the day as you envisioned!
P3 truly went above and beyond to ensure the happiness of my guests as well as myself and the groom. The best decision we made besides getting married in the OBX was to hire Gena. Thank you!
Gena treasures your wedding as if it were her own. The attention to details, genuine enthusiasm, passion, creativity and ability to make each wedding unique, personalized and a dream for each couple, makes each step of the planning experience even MORE amazing! Our wedding was everything we had hoped and more. My husband and I cannot rave enough about Gena and the services of Platinum Party Planning (P3), we were honored to have them plan the most incredible wedding of our dreams!
Gena was the perfect balance of friend, cheerleader, and wedding planner. She helped me pull off an amazing party, and her efforts didn't go unnoticed. Even our guests wanted to know all about how I found Gena - she certainly sets herself above the rest.
My husband and I agree the best spent money at our wedding was used to hire Gena. For all of you brides out there, I'm sure you understand what it means for the GROOM to make a statement like this - especially one who is in finance. I couldn't have done it without her.
Gena - if you're reading this, thank you, and I miss you!
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