32 total reviews
My husband and I rented out an event home that was brand new to the wedding scene. A lot of the vendors had never done a wedding there before none the less ever have heard of the home because it was that new. Hiring Gena and her team was one of the best decisions we made. Throughout the entire process, Gena listened to my vision, offered suggestions when I asked, and suggested input and expertise when needed. She was never pushy and I never once felt pressured.
The day of my wedding was seamless. I watched her and the vendors transform the space into a truly magical scene that was elegant and pure class. P3 has an eye for detail and it made a huge difference when creating the reception around the pool. A lot of my guests commented on how professional she was but yet managed to stay behind the scenes and out of the spotlight. They even changed outfits once they noticed one of my guests was wearing the same dress just so my guest did not feel uncomfortable. P3 really visualizes everything and anything in order to make the day perfect.
Overall, hiring Gena and her team will put you at ease and your day will be more than you could ever imagine!
We hired Gena (G1) and Danielle (G2) after meeting them at the OBX Wedding Expo in January. The thought of planning an OBX wedding from Ohio seemed daunting, and my husband and I both travel for work, so we hoped hiring a wedding coordinator would cut down on our stress level. My husband loved Gena's take-charge attitude from the beginning and I appreciated Danielle's more laid-back style. Hiring P3 was the best wedding decision we made, hands down!
They took on vendors I hired separately, though the majority of vendors were hired at their recommendation--and all were perfect. They made the planning process so much easier (seriously, I probably texted Danielle more in the weeks leading up to my wedding than my fiancé), and I'm pretty sure I couldn't have actually had a wedding or reception without their presence the day of (seriously, if nothing else, use them as a 'day-of' planner--it's worth every penny and much more). I was able to seclude myself with my bridesmaids for hair, makeup, and mimosas (and Britney and Taylor) all day without worrying about a thing.
They took my vision and ran with it, seeing it 10 times clearer than even I did. Their ability to see the big picture is great, but it's really the details that sets them apart. From meeting us with drinks after the ceremony, to making sure our feet was sand-free after our beach ceremony, to ensuring we got some alone time before the reception, they made sure everything was PERFECT and it was! We got so many compliments on how this was the best wedding anyone had ever been to, and I wish I could do it all over again. I wouldn't be surprised if Gena had ordered the perfect weather to go with our perfect day. :)
To Danielle and Gena: thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn't have asked (or paid) for better help on the best day of my life.
Platinum Party Planning was exactly what we hoped and envisioned. Gena, the owner was not only professional but displayed everything I would ever want in someone planning my wedding. She had everything down to the perfect timing and really made our wedding beautiful. I highly recommend if you want a stress free wedding and insist on having things done beautifully and correctly--they are your go to people!
My wedding planner, Gena, was really great. She was helpful throughout the planning, but was amazing on the day of my wedding!! She and her team went above and beyond what I expected. She really took care of me!!
Gena was absolutely amazing through the wedding planning process, and even officiated our wedding ceremony! Danielle and Christina were there for the day of, and they were just the best! Christina was always checking on me, making sure I ate drank, etc. the team was extremely organized, and if anything went wrong I really have no idea. I could not have asked for anything more than these ladies, and they made our wedding everything we dreamed of.
Gena and her staff were awesome!!!! Our wedding was 380 guests and Gena kept everything running very smooth. As the Mother of the
Bride I was able to enjoy the whole day with no worries!!!!
Gena and her staff did an excellent job. They far exceeded our expectations. Everything down to the last little detail was smooth and stress free.
Gena and her team did a fabulous job with our June wedding. We had a big wedding, which could have led to many hiccups, but not with Platinum Party Planning. Everything went so smoothly! My whole family felt very taken care of. One of Gena's staff members, Christina, took care of anything I personally needed, and she was absolutely amazing. Gena has it down to a science! If you don't want to have to worry about anything on your big day, hire Platinum Party Planning.
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.
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!
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 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 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!
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Whether it is barefoot on the beach or black-tie, we will customize your event to suit your taste. Utilizing our strong organization and creative talents, we will bring your vision of your event to life. Every event is personalized to reflect your sense of style.
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