When people ask me my number 1 advice for planning their wedding I have been answering book a planner, 100%. Even if it's only a day of/partial planning you will never regret a single dime spent. Tanya and her team made my wedding day everythin...
g I had spent 2 years planning for, even when you think you're totally prepared & organized, I assure you there are 250 things that will come up that you didn't think of or didn't plan for. I know Tanya tackled every single question & every issue without ever even letting me know about it. I had a mild weather disaster situation but I simply sat calmly in my space, enjoyed my pre wedding prep, sipped my coffee and knew she had it handled. She will assure you over & over that everything is great and won't let you stress about a thing, I can say with confidence she went above and beyond to bring my vision to life and was truly everything I needed. Her team handled every part of the set up and take down, this allowed me to spend rehearsal day/wedding day/and day after with my family & loved ones, something that can never have a value placed on it. I will never be able to say thank you enough, it seems dramatic to say my wedding day would've been a completely different story without her but it's quite simply the fact. She's incredibly talented at what she does, it would be a mistake to not work with Tanya.
Reviewed On 11/25/2020 by Tessa W
Tanya was so kind, accommodating, and she always responded very quickly. I would highly recommend her services, and I have no doubt that she is best wedding planner in Michigan!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Sanne V
When we got engaged and decided to have our wedding just seven months later, I knew right away I wanted to hire Tanya, and I am SO glad I did! She went above and beyond to make sure our day went off without a hitch! From keeping me on track wit...
h planning in the months leading up to our day, helping me find vendors, putting together a timeline of the day, coordinating with all of the vendors and making sure they were on the same page, and even last minute fixing my dog's flower wreath to fit around his neck - she was truly the best! I had no worries the day of the wedding because I knew I had Tanya there to take care of business. I truly couldn't have pulled off this absolutely perfect day without her and her assistant Gina! Worth every single penny!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Devon H
Tanya was absolutely amazing!!! Our wedding day would have been chaos without her. She was there from the beginning to the end to make sure everything ran smoothly. She literally filled in all the cracks that were forgotten about...from folding...
napkins, to busing tables to dealing with bar confusion it was all handled. I can’t thank her enough for all her help and support. If you are planning a wedding I highly recommend working with her!
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Angela E
Tanya was friendly, professional, timely, knowledgeable. She helped before the wedding during the wedding and it clean up. she handled situations that came up and I didn't even realize a few things had went on during the day because she took c...
are of everything for me. I was able to enjoy my day stress free. I would definitely recommend having Tanya help with your special day and or any event. I would definitely use her again for my events!
Reviewed On 8/14/2019 by Natalie K
For the wedding day, I handed over all of my lists, planning, and visions to Tanya (And Gina) and then just sat back and relaxed (mostly) . It was so nice to be able to fully relax and rely on them to execute the day and take care of any setup...
and hiccups. She is super reasonable with pricing which also takes away added stress and answered any texts or questions I had leading up to the wedding. Tanya is also just an all around nice and mellow person that you’ll enjoy having around and won’t add any frantic energy to your process. We got married at Suttons Bay Ciders but she will make most Michigan area weddings happen. Couldn’t recommend enough!
Reviewed On 8/14/2019 by Jenn E
Tanya was amazing to work with and made the wedding process so much easier. We hired her as a day of coordinator but she did so much more than just the day of - she answered questions whenever I needed, help sort out issues with our other vendo...
rs, help decorate and clean up and help make my wedding rehearsal and day go as smoothly as possible! If you’re on the fence about getting a coordinator - DO IT! & Tanya would be the perfect one to make all your wedding dreams come true!
Reviewed On 7/09/2019 by Chelsie S
I want to start by saying at first I was completely against using Tanya. I was one of those brides that thought I can do this all by myself why do I need a planner? Boy was I wrong! After meeting with Tanya the first time I could tell I was in ...
over my head and that she was a pro! She had check lists for every month, she helped me back an inspiration board on Pinterest, and she answered all my ridiculous questions with solutions! The week of the wedding Tanya kept me calm telling me not to worry and boy again was she right! She helped me set up, she communicated with all my vendors, she made a timeline and she made sure it all went as planned! I couldn’t tell you if one thing went wrong because she handled it all! If you are considering using Tanya I recommend booking her now! She 110% made my day absolutely perfect!
Reviewed On 6/27/2019 by Eilis S
Could not have survived my wedding without the Tanya and Gina! Gina was my day of coordinator and met with me prior to the wedding and during rehearsal. She took care of every detail and made sure I had everything I could have possibly needed. ...
She worked seamlessly with the other vendors and packed everything up at the end of the night. She had great energy and professionalism. I wish I could have her as a life coach!
Reviewed On 6/10/2019 by Steph M
We were fortunate enough to have Tanya work with us as our day of coordinator. We hit the jackpot! She is super responsive to emails which was very important to me. We can not say enough good things about her and her work! We had a 260 person w...
ith 23 tables, a candy/dessert bar, photo opp area with tons of things to set up. Prior to the day of my wedding I had every intention of going to the venue to check things out ahead of time.
The day of my wedding I was so calm and knew she had everything covered. She texted or FaceTimed if she had a question. Tanya did an excellent job at making my vision come to life!
The venue took forever to bring out dinner, which pushed things back almost an hour. We also had Sparty schedule to come at a specific time so there were many moving parts. She quickly adapted the schedule. She was always on the move, sewing bridesmaids dresses, having hairspray on hand and constantly making sure things were going off without a hitch. I think I could write an essay on how grateful we are to have been able to work with her and would highly recommend any bride work with Tanya! Thank you Tanya for helping make our day perfect!
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Chelsea Y
We had Tanya as our day of coordinator for our wedding and could not have been happier with how smooth and stress-free the day was! She was helpful from the start of booking by recommending great vendors and working with us on our timeline so t...
hat everything was seamless. Very professional and knowledgable with a fun and positive attitude! Highly recommend Tanya if you are considering a wedding planner or day of coordinator.
Reviewed On 5/28/2019 by Lauren F
Tanya was the best thing that ever happened to my wedding. Without her I don't think my big day would have been as amazing. We had rave reviews about our wedding and, thanks to Tanya, everything went according to plan on the big day. During ...
the wedding planning process she kept us organized and on schedule. She came to appointments with us and I truly valued her opinion (she only gave her opinion if we asked, which was really respectful.) Having Tanya around at the wedding was worth every single penny. My husband and I didn't have to do a single thing that day and it's all thanks to her. I can't thank her enough!! You NEED to have Tanya plan your wedding, you won't regret it!
Reviewed On 5/24/2019 by Erin W
We had Gina as our Day-of Wedding coordinator on the day of our wedding, and I can say confidently that it was the best money we spent. We honestly don't know what we would have done without her that day. We weren't sure at first if we needed a...
day-of coordinator, or what they even really did, but my mother convinced us to hire one. This was the best decision ever! Leading up to the wedding, Tanya and Gina were just amazing at making sure details were in order. They saved us so much stress and time by contacting our vendors for us and making a timeline. Starting with the rehearsal and on the day of, I can't even begin to tell you all of the things that Gina took care of. I now know that it's hard to describe what a day-of coordinator does because they honestly do anything that needs done! There are so many things we know she must have done behind the scenes (probably many things that we don't know about that were wrong that she corrected). Thinking back, I am reflecting on many moments that would have gone wrong if she wasn't there! At the end of the night, it was pretty chaotic. We hadn't set a real plan in motion for what to do with getting everything out of the room , as we thought we would do it with our families, but everyone was still having fun! Gina just stepped right up and packed it all up and made sure everything was good to go. She took all of the pressure off of us and our families and allowed us to really enjoy the entire day. What a disaster it would have been at the end of the night without her! Gina was professional and super sweet. She had a wonderful, calming presence on everyone that came in contact with her. She was organized and had an amazing attention to detail. We can honestly say, she was the best decision of the wedding! Do not hesitate to hire Events by Tanya (we are equally confident that Tanya would have been just as amazing the day of!) The peace of mind, time you save, stress you remove from yourself and those you love, and the amazing way everything seems to seamlessly come together is worth every penny! If we could leave more than 5 stars, we would. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Reviewed On 5/23/2019 by Kathy F
Tanya was a delite to work with! She always met us at our vendors, taking notes and keeping our plans in order. She followed up with the vendors when I had questions, that was very helpful ! She assisted with our rehearsal the day before and wa...
s a huge help with the set up and the taking down of all of our wedding decor. She has a quiet presence, I like that, especially during the wedding and reception. A pretty, young, well put together lady who all throughout, assessed the needs of the bride and groom, and the entire wedding party.
I hired a wedding planner for 2 reasons, first, to be an expert in weddings and assist with my daughters’ concerns. Second, to help us make decisions. That, I learned, does not happen! Example: When I couldn’t decide on the linen colors, or chargers, or chairs, or runners , etc. and asked for her opinion, she politely told me that it is whatever WE wanted. She shared reasons why some colors work or don’t, and assisted with visualizing my thoughts. She shared what she’s seen before or sent photos from the internet to help me see the ideas, but get ready to make your own decisions. My linen vendor said the same thing, stating that they have learned not to voice their taste/personal opinions or choose colors, due to past brides being unhappy and then blaming them! Once I figured that out, the next time, I brought a friend with me that has good taste and lots of opinions!! It all worked out beautifully!
Could I do a first time wedding without Tanya? No way, I was a deer in headlights at times. It was a great comfort having her on our team.
Reviewed On 5/21/2019 by Mike B
Tanya was a fraction of the cost compared to other day of coordinators, but was such a great day of coordinator. She's so sweet and so helpful. She took care of at least two large-ish unexpected issues on our wedding day: we bought aisle runn...
ers and she put them down no problem without telling her about it beforehand, and I forgot to bring our glass for our beer unity ceremony, so she had to get us a new glass and she didn’t flinch at having to do those tasks. She set up the reception room perfectly as well as the ceremony site. She was always punctual and very nice about it when we were not at the venue walkthrough as well as the rehearsal. We also asked her for a vendor recommendation and the place she recommended was excellent!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Arica R
These girls went above and beyond to make my day perfect! So helpful with everything, from the things I had planned, to the little stuff I forgot about. I could not have done it without them!
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Megan S
Tanya was beyond AMAZING from the beginning of our planning process a little over a year ago to our wedding this past weekend. She was there to answer every one of my questions through the entire process and provided helpful tips along the way...
, I truly felt like I was reaching out to a friend every time I contacted her. The month of our wedding she reached out to all of our vendors and created a perfect day of timeline, truly taking the stress off of me. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and went on without a hitch, I could't have dreamt of a more perfect day. I truly know our day would not have been as perfect as it was without Tanya's expertise, patience and attention to detail. I am so thankful I found Tanya during the beginning of our planning process and I will definitely be recommending her to all of my friends getting married going forward. If you are contemplating hiring a day of coordinator for your wedding, I highly recommend hiring one, you will not be disappointed especially if you hire Tanya :) Thank you again for making our day the most perfect day ever!
Reviewed On 9/16/2018 by Autumn H
Tanya was super helpful in keeping me on target with our monthly check-ins to assure I was completing tasks on my check list in a timely matter. She was able to connect me to a great vendor I had never heard of that had linens and expert advice...
to set my decor and room ambiance apart from others. She even had items I could rent from her that completed the look I was going for. Best of all she was super supportive and responsive which every bride needs.
Reviewed On 9/16/2018 by Marina K
Tanya (and of course Gina!) was a stellar wedding coordinator. My husband and I live in Los Angeles and we were having our wedding in Northern Michigan, so we felt that having a Michigan based wedding coordinator was essential. After reaching o...
ut to other wedding planning vendors in the area, I luckily discovered Tanya and I was so glad I did! She went above and beyond our expectations, including finding some time in her busy schedule to meet us in person when we were in town visiting the month prior to our wedding.
This visit proved to be crucial because she helped guide us to answer questions we did not even think of.
When it came time for our wedding weekend, Tanya and Gina stepped in to help with our Rehearsal Party the night prior to the wedding. When we learned we were short on items such ice and chairs, these girls were more than willing to assist - Something I don’t think all wedding planners would be willing to do - and we were very grateful for the help! During the wedding day, Tanya's attention to detail and calm demeanor are a welcome complement to all of the hustle and bustle. If I had any questions, concerns or needs, silly or not, she responded calmly, kindly and offered up solutions or physically stepped in to help herself. My husband and I truly had the best wedding ever, and we owe so much of that to Tanya and Gina. Thank you ladies!!
Reviewed On 9/15/2018 by Lauren B
Bottom line, Tanya was the best decision we made!! We are so grateful that she was able to help us on our special day. Tanya was always on time, she had everything together and she handled our big day flawlessly with calm and composure. We did ...
the day of coordination package, but truly Tanya was much more than that. Months before our wedding date she would reach out to check in on the planning, she set up a meeting with us a month prior to wedding to get all the details, she worked with us on a skype call as we live out of state, she put together the entire timeline and connected with all our vendors the month prior to make sure it went perfectly and timely! Tanya attended our rehearsal the night prior and was in town to help us the whole weekend. We couldn't thank her enough for taking the pressure off of us on our day. She made sure we had the BEST time and that our day went perfect!
When I was first looking for a day of coordinator it was daunting, I am the first one to get married of my family and friends so I felt a little lost about who to go to. When I found Tanya on the Knot I was so happy to see her wonderful reviews, but I was still nervous as I didn't personally know anyone who had worked with her before. Tanya's pricing is really reasonable for everything you get so a part of me felt like it was too good to be true, but it was most definitely not. Tanya went above and beyond what I ever expected! So if you are nervous about your day like me, rest assured Tanya will exceed your expectations. Just wanted to share that because I know how stressful it is to be a bride and how beneficial it was to have great vendors. Some vendors were better than others and it made us realize how lucky we were to have the vendors who rocked at what they did. Tanya definitely rocks at what she does! Sorry for the crazy long review, but I was just so nervous about the day and she made it perfect and for that I will be forever grateful!
Reviewed On 9/06/2018 by Stephanie R
You will not regret booking Tanya. Aside from her amazing talent as an event coordinator, she is super organized and will make your day run smoothly.
She was extremely professional and answered all my questions quickly, effectively and with eas...
She is extremely knowledgeable about weddings/events and works well with EVERYONE.
I didn’t have a single worry after booking Tanya.
Thank you Tanya for making my day run smoothly! ❤️👰🏽💍🤵🏽🎩
Reviewed On 9/03/2018 by Lisa B
Tanya was amazing! Worth every penny! During my daughters wedding weekend the last thing I wanted was for her to worry about last minute details and Tanya was on it!
She had me in her sights all weekend and handled any issues that came up. ...
She is also very professional I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/10/2018 by Christina C
We are beyond grateful to have had Tanya as our wedding coordinator. She has incredibly calm energy while making sure everything is getting done. I appreciated Tanya's communication with me and the other venders. She called and confirmed with a...
ll the venders and helping parties. We had a DIY wedding and it rained and Tanya made it all run smoothly. We were so impressed with how she truly listened to our vision and had everything so beautifully arranged. She's amazing! Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Jennifer N
Tanya was wonderful to work with. Very responsive and always available with suggestions or recommendations.
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by knottieb7f5369ee9ced7d3
I recently met with Tanya (very easy and fast to meet up with) regarding a wedding consultation. I was really hoping she would make sure I was on track with all my wedding planning. Not only did she asure me I was on track, but she helped me ...
create an itinerary/schedule for the day of as well as remind me of all the little things I had not even thought of!! I definitely left feeling confident knowing I had all the tools I needed to wrap up my plans!!! Only wish I would have booked her sooner and had her plan my whole wedding!!!! 😊😊😊 Do NOT hesitate to contact her if you are doing your own wedding planing, needing a consultant, or a full blown planner! I felt a weight off my shoulders after meeting with her!!!!
Reviewed On 6/06/2018 by Stephanie S
Hiring Tanya (and Gina) was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding! Not only was she down to earth but she was so helpful the entire process for me even though she was technically hired for "day-of". She made me feel I could b...
ounce questions off her and get her opinions on decorations. She also came through in the final weeks when I had a terrible experience with another vendor and ended up reaching out and taking care of the issue for me! And when it came to rehearsal and the wedding day, I literally felt I didn't have to worry about anything because she was there to deal with any issues that arrived. Both Tanya and Gina were so professional but also made me feel they were just two more of my friends there to help me out and make my day as special as possible. For anyone wondering if a wedding planner is worth it, I would say if you hire Tanya it is 1000% worth it!! Thank you both for helping make my wedding day perfect (I really do credit the day going so perfectly because of all you did!)
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Dani P
The absolute best decision we made was to hire Tanya! I knew I didn’t want to be stressed out on my wedding day and I knew I couldn’t do all this planning on my own. My then fiancé agreed, he knew I would get overwhelmed and wanted me to enjoy ...
Tanya is not only a good friend ours but was the perfect fit for us as a wedding planner. We are a couple that needs direction, a little hand holding, and sometimes a little tough love when it came down to making decisions. We met with her monthly for a year before our wedding and sent countless emails and text messages about even the slightest detail. If I couldn’t find something, she could. If I needed an honest opinion, she gave it to me. She helped me create my vision for the perfect day and then helped make that day a reality! I was so calm on my wedding day that when my bridesmaid were shocked! I attribute part of that to knowing that Tanya was making sure things were going as planned, and making decisions when things weren’t.
Our wedding day was the best day ever f our lives and couldn’t have been any more perfect! My husband and I truly feel that without Tanya and her amazing team we wouldn’t have been as lucky! Best decision we made!
Reviewed On 1/18/2018 by Kelsey M
Hiring Tanya to coordinate our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made. She was there for us every step of the way helping to make sure we were on track with planning and prepairing for our day. She did everything she could to make su...
re everything played out like we wanted. I was nervous about having a ceremony and reception in the same location but Tanya took charge and helped everything transition smoothly. I can not say enough good things about her and how much of a pleasure it was to be able to work with her!
Reviewed On 11/18/2017 by Leah L
Tanya was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I trusted her completely to make our day perfect and she did not disapoint!
Reviewed On 9/30/2017 by Jennifer L
Tanya was very pleasant, very patient, very organized and on top of her game- even through all of the curve balls thrown at her. She did an amazing job- well done Tanya!!! I throughly enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her to a...
nyone in need of a wedding planner/coordinator. Thank you for making this special day relaxing for me- you're the best!!!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/12/2017 by Terri C
Tanya was so fun to work with! She was always available to hear a creative idea and gave great feedback. She made the morning of our event run smoothly so I could enjoy being a guest and not worry about the set up. She did a great job!
Reviewed On 8/09/2017 by Caitlin L
I don't know what I would have done without tanya! She was amazing and helped out tremendously :)
Contact Info for Events by Tanya
Mount Pleasant, MI
Starting Cost: $$ – Affordable