About this Vendor
For us, it's all in the details!
Kate & Company is a full service event design firm serving the midwest and beyond. Each client receives the unparalleled experience and incomparable attention to detail that makes Kate & Company a leader in the industry. We bring effortless planning, brilliant design, and flawless execution to the most important moments in life. Kate & Company is honored to have been named in Vogue's Ultimate Wedding Planner Master List, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, named for The Knot's Best of Weddings for years running, and named Saint Louis' Wedding Planner of the Year by the Saint Louis Wedding Awards.
$$$ – Moderate
Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Budgeting, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Website, Planning
Only 5 stars? I give Kate & Company a sky full. What a wonderful experience. Maureen and her crew were a delight to work with and they made the day extra special. My daughter, daughter-in-law, husband, and I, were able to really be present on the big day. We were stressing about all the details when we hired Maureen for the day of. Best thing we did. When we met with Maureen before the event, she put together a timeline for things we hadn't even thought about. I can't say enough good things about Maureen, her team, and Kate & Company. We put our trust in them and they didn't disappoint. I can't thank them enough for making our special day perfect. Do yourself a favor and hire Kate & Company. You'll be glad you did.
Kansas City Wedding!!Reviewed on 11/19/2015 Dot E
Kate & Company easily and beautifully handled our wedding held in Kansas City! After our wedding was over, I literally did not have words for the gratitude my husband and I had and continue to have for Kate & Company! Kate Turner, Jill Perez and many team members were amazing to work with, lovely individuals, took on our wedding as if it was the most important wedding ever, made it very special, organized, beautiful, stress free and absolutely thought of everything! My husband and I both stated that we would not have been able to enjoy our special event nearly as much if we had not had the help from Kate & Company. More importantly, our daughter, the bride was so happy and without stress for her special day because of Kate & Company's execution of the wedding and reception. Forever grateful!
I honestly wish I could give Kate & Company 10 stars! When anyone asks what was the best part of wedding planning, I immediately say "Hands down hiring Kate & Co!!!". My parents, husband and I were amazed at how seamlessly everything ran in the months, weeks, and day of the wedding! Katie and Kimmy were absolutely amazing! After our first "getting to know you" meeting, I felt so at ease with them, I knew it was a great fit! They understood exactly what we wanted, plus added some elements that I could not have come up with in a million years and our wedding turned out absolutely perfect. Their creativity is off the charts! Honestly, I cannot say that one thing on our wedding day went amiss! Our guests are still talking about how amazing our day is, and I completely agree :) I would recommend Kate & Co to ANYONE looking for wedding coordination or event coordination. These ladies know what they are doing! I am actually sad the wedding is over and I won't get to meet with them on a monthly basis - but I will definitely be hiring them again for ALL the big events in our future! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
My sister used Ali to plan her wedding this past March and she was absolutely wonderful. We are a rambunctious bunch and they handled us with grace and oh so much patience! Anything we forgot, broke, or just wanted, Ali and her team had already in a bag waiting for us to ask for it. They were kind, but firm with our schedule and keeping us organized. They made my sister's special day truly the best day of her life and I really can't thank them enough. From a bridesmaids standpoint, Kate & Company is full of angels that follow you around with dental floss, bandaids, and happiness. I want Ali to be my life planner.
Who wants to worry about orchestrating vendors, matching table linens, or clean-up during wedding week?? As the bride, I wanted to fully experience the event rather than work it. A few months before the wedding, Jill Perez with Kate and Company presented my family with a developed and extensive schedule that covered all details of wedding week – from event setup to transportation to wedding day snacks for the bridal party. This attention to detail removed any anxiety surrounding the details that often consume a wedding; allowing my family to focus on what is truly important: being together and celebrating the wedding. Looking back on wedding day, I am most surprised by the peaceful nature of the day. After watching too many romantic comedies, I expected at least one family melt down, forgotten bouquets, a tardy limo driver and at least one tipsy groomsmen. Under Jill’s watchful eye, none of this happened. The day proceeded without a noticeable hitch so that this type of theatrics did not consume the day. This kept all focus and attention on the beautiful mass, thoughtful toasts, delicious cake, and animated dance party. Jill's thoughtfulness, calm demeanor, and constant cheerfulness created a relaxing, joyful, and truly unforgettable event. I would recommend her to anyone.
The uncertainty of knowing the proper etiquette and wedding morales led me to finding a wedding planner. The personal interactions with Kate & Co. employees and their reported focus on details led to me to hiring them. The continuous genuine interactions with Maureen and Loren, prompt communications, and truly creative wedding ideas led me to trusting them. After a short period of time and few in vivo meetings, Maureen knew who I was, and was able to understand me completely. Finally, their ability to integrate my every need and thought into their design process, with the aid of their lovely and dynamic team, in a timely manner, led me to wishing they would always be there to plan everything. My experience with Kate & Co., as a bride, was perfection. I felt supported emotionally, professionally, and even at times, physically. The large void felt after the planning of a large event was felt on my part, but more for the loss of two wonderful women and the support of a well-run company. Thank you Maureen and Loren and I will cherish the memory of this process.
For the following reasons, we are so happy we hired Kate & Company: · The entire wedding planning process can be complex and stressful. Your team walked us carefully through the process and eased, at least Jon and my stress, before and during the wedding. · Your attention to detail and organized approach did not go unnoticed · Your team exhibited 3 Ps – professional, prepared (loved your emergency kits) and extremely patient (especially the day of the wedding) · We could tell you choose carefully those that are on the Kate & Company team as they all our positive and helpful. Your team’s calming approach kept us all calm. · Jon and I were able to enjoy this special day knowing that you guys were focused on the execution. In the end, Sara and Chris’ wedding surpassed our wildest imagination. I credit Sara’s vision coupled with your team’s execution expertise for making this dream a reality. Maureen, Loren and team, I want to sincerely thank you for all of your hard work in making this day so memorable. The Mother of the Bride
So amazing! I cannot imagine planning my wedding without the girls at Kate & co, specifically Maureen and Loren!! Every tiny detail was covered and everything was beautifully executed. These girls were so helpful and one step ahead at all times making sure everything was planned perfectly and communicated directly with my vendors through out the entire process, especially the wedding day and week leading up to. Absolutely anything I needed help with they were there no matter how small or large the task even at a moments notice. Fantastic!!notice,notice.noticenoticeNOnotice.Overafantastic
Well let me start by writing that I absolutely LOVE KATE & CO! I had the opportunity of working with Jill and Ali, hands down by far the BEST! They created our dream wedding and made our special day an unforgettable one. They are beyond creative and so eager to please, and to top it off I had so much fun. I trusted everything that they said and did not question a beat. If you are looking to have the most memorable wedding beyond your wildest dreams, Kate & Company, Jill and Ali are your go to ladies. The only problem is that after the wedding is over, you do not get to meet with them on a regular basis anymore. So now I just have to hire them for another event because I miss just hanging with them because they are that AWESOME! Thank you Jill and Ali for making our dream wedding come true! WE absolutely love and adore you both! We can not express our gratitude enough.
I cannot say enough about Jill Perez and Ali Margherio at Kate & Co. I asked for only one thing, and that was jaw - dropping. That's what I wanted when you walked into the reception, and they not only delivered but delivered beyond my wildest imagination. The other thing that was very important to me as I had a broken foot and unable to drive I needed them to do absolutely everything to preview options and then bring me choices. They did it without any hesitation and always had a smile. Jill and Ali are positive, kind and fastidious! I can't think of one thing that I would change. I have never worked with a wedding planner before, so forming a partnership with them was critical to the success of our big wedding. They make things happen. They thought of details I never would have. How many times do you get thank you notes from a third of your guests thanking you for inviting them to your wedding? We continue to receive thank you notes of appreciation for including them in our only daughters wedding. Kate & Company is the absolute star of wedding planners in St. Louis. Jill and Ali are phenomenal!
Kate and her crew are literally the most amazing individuals on this planet. They are organized, efficient, helpful, knowledgeable, and so detail-oriented. They made our day the most perfect it could possibly be, and I cannot thank them enough for all of the wonderful things they did for us! I was most concerned about our families and friends being stressed for the days up to, during, and after the wedding, but Kate and Co (Maureen, Loren, Stephanie, Robert, and, of course, Kate) made our experience so relaxing and fun! All of our friends and family were absolutely blown away at all of the details that Kate & Co planned. Since my husband and I got married in a non-denominational space, we had to hire an officiant. But, we really wanted a close friend of ours to officiate the wedding. Since he had never done a wedding before I was nervous that we wouldn't have enough direction for the ceremony; however, Kate took charge at the rehearsal and provided everyone with such a clear picture about how things should flow, and it turned out perfect! If you are even considering a wedding planner, you need to hire these beautiful people! You will seriously be so relieved!
Even before we got engaged, my husband and I knew we wanted Kate & Co. to be our wedding planners, and it was the best decision we made throughout the entire process. We worked with Maureen and Loren, who could not have been more professional, courteous, fun, engaged, and all-around wonderful people. From the first day, they truly wanted to know what we wanted for our special day and worked tirelessly to make that happen. We knew that we could call them for any question, concern, or anything else that came to mind. As soon as we asked for them to look into something, it was done. They anticipated our wants and questions before we even had a chance to think of them. A couple of times we changed our minds about something (i.e. linen or paper goods) at the last minute and they rolled with it. They never told us we couldn't have anything, they worked with the vendors to give us as much time as we needed, and advocated for us in every instance. Even when we weren't sure if we wanted a videographer, for example, they still took the time to research options, set up meetings, sat in on those meetings, and walked us through the process. We never felt pressure to hire anyone, or choose anything that wasn't completely what we wanted. They offered their professional opinion when we needed it, but mostly talked us through aspects and allowed us to decide for ourselves. Maureen and Loren were truly our right-hand women for a year and a half. When it came time for the wedding, it was perfect. Every second of it was perfect. Maureen, Loren, and other members of the Kate & Co. family were on hand to make sure we were happy and satisfied with everything. We knew the day would go off perfectly, but it was better than we ever imagined. We are the only people I know who did not have a single thing go wrong during their wedding. For example, at one point a groomsmen didn't have a bowtie, but Maureen magically (and I mean magically) made one appear within minutes. They took care of every member of the wedding party, and we have all since started the joke that when something does not go perfectly in everyday situations someone offers to call Maureen or Loren. They took care of everything like true professionals and as people who genuinely cared about us and our families. The whole night was timed perfectly, and we had the best night. My husband and I could focus on each other, our friends, and our families because we knew every other aspect was taken care of. They say they will pull off the wedding of your dreams seamlessly, and they absolutely deliver without a doubt. Our wedding was unique, classy, and one of the best parties we have ever been to, and we owe it solely to Maureen and Loren. I cannot express enough how amazing this team is, how much we are going to miss them being in our lives regularly, and how happy we are that they made our big day better than anything we could have imagined.
I can't say enough good things about Kate and Co!!! Maureen and Loren got to know me and my husband-what we liked, what we didn't like, nitty gritty details, how obsessed we are over our dog(they found someone who could make cookies that look like our dog!!!), family dynamics etc etc. They literally did everything and made our big day worry free for myself, my husband, our families, and the bridal party. I can't recommend them enough!!!!
Kate & Co was an absolute blessing! We had no idea where to begin with wedding planning and timing.... not to mention we were a destination wedding. They made everything effortless, relieved all stress and made every dream we had for our day a reality. Our story was captured in every little detail - things we would never have conceived without Kate & Co. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone that is planning a wedding no matter where your wedding location may be. I cannot thank you enough, Kate, Kimmy and Francesca for making our wedding day beautiful, memorable and fun! I'm only sad the planning is over because we won't get to work with y'all for sometime...
We hired Elizabeth from Kate & Company for my daughter's wedding in early August. She and her team were a lifesaver! Not only were they incredibly professional, they took all the stress off of our plate. My daughter and son-in-law were unable to meet with The Kate and Co team also went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect and to ensure that my husband and I were enjoying ourselves. If you are looking for a perfect and stress-free wedding day, you absolutely MUST hire Kate and Co! Knowing what I know now - I would've paid triple!
How do you thank someone for so expertly bringing your dream wedding to life? There are not enough words for how incredibly grateful we are to Kate & Co., particularly for their attention to detail in our year-long wedding planning process. My husband and I believe this was, by far, the smartest choice we could've ever made. Kate (and Kimmy, from the Kate & Co. team) were thoughtful, organized and calm at every step of the way, allowing us to feel confident that our vision for our big day would come to fruition. We loved that Kate & Co. was so well-networked (and well-regarded), that they had our backs and found us cost-savings in multiple areas, and were always responsive when we (or our families) needed them. This was particularly important to us as we planned a 230-person, St. Louis wedding while living in the Chicago area. There was never a question too big or too small and it was consistently clear that the Kate & Co. team was on top of our timeline - both in the many months leading up to the wedding and then during the wedding weekend itself. We cannot imagine our big day without them, and are so, SO glad we chose to work with them. We HIGHLY recommend the Kate & Co. team - not only are they great wedding planners, they are great people, with whom we look forward to maintaining a lifelong friendship henceforth.
Kate & Co rocked our January wedding with positivity, flexibility, creativity, hard work, kindness and care. Weddings are touchy because they deal a lot with two things - family and money! Kate and crew handled these topics with grace and lots of experience. I loved working with them & can't wait to do another event with them someday! Cheers to Kate, Kimmy, Ali, Lynn & crew!
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for an outstanding job as their wedding planner, and for leaving no stone unturned in terms of assisting them in achieving the wedding of their dreams! We remember that when they were interviewing and determining who they would select to help them prepare for the most significant event of their lives thus far, they were so excited and inspired by your presentation. They expressed eminent faith that Kate & Company would help them realize their goals! How right they were! From the very beginning, Kelvin and I were impressed with Kate & Company's attentiveness, organized approach, focus on the details that Lauren and Brian felt were important, and commitment to making each step of the process both productive and fun. We appreciated the manner in which you kept us in the loop, all the while concentrating on Lauren's and Brian's wishes and aspirations for their wedding and affiliated events. Your reliability and consistent execution throughout enabled them to feel confident that their wedding would be all they hoped it would be. Their confidence, as well as our personal interactions with you, definitely helped us to relax and enjoy the planning phase. You were quick to answer questions and provide assistance to everyone involved, including the maid-of-honor. After hearing accounts from other parents about the stress they felt during that time, we recognize how fortunate we were to have had such a positive experience. The flawless execution of the wedding day itself, from start to finish, was something to behold! The "timed agenda" you devised to keep everyone on track was terrific. Kate & Company staff (under Kate's expert supervision!) were everywhere handling details large and small, from helping Lauren secure her dress (thank you, Kimmy!), to making sure the flip-flops were stored and available at just the right time during the reception. Things couldn't have gone more smoothly or turned out more successfully! For that, we (in addition to Lauren and Brian, of course!) are eternally grateful! We truly appreciated your stellar work with our daughter and new son-in-law! They are a great couple who deserves the best of everything! With Kate & Company at the helm of planning their wedding, that is precisely what they got: the very best!
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for an outstanding job as Lauren + Brian's wedding planner, and for leaving no stone unturned in terms of assisting them in achieving the wedding of their dreams! We remember that when they were interviewing and determining who they would select to help them prepare for the most significant event of their lives thus far, they were so excited and inspired by your presentation. They expressed eminent faith that Kate & Company would help them realize their goals! How right they were! From the very beginning, Kelvin and I were impressed with Kate & Company's attentiveness, organized approach, focus on the details that Lauren and Brian felt were important, and commitment to making each step of the process both productive and fun. We appreciated the manner in which you kept us in the loop, all the while concentrating on Lauren's and Brian's wishes and aspirations for their wedding and affiliated events. Your reliability and consistent execution throughout enabled them to feel confident that their wedding would be all they hoped it would be. Their confidence, as well as our personal interactions with you, definitely helped us to relax and enjoy the planning phase. You were quick to answer questions and provide assistance to everyone involved, including the maid-of-honor. After hearing accounts from other parents about the stress they felt during that time, we recognize how fortunate we were to have had such a positive experience. The flawless execution of the wedding day itself, from start to finish, was something to behold! The "timed agenda" you devised to keep everyone on track was terrific. Kate & Company staff (under Kate's expert supervision!) were everywhere handling details large and small, from helping Lauren secure her dress (thank you, Kimmy!), to making sure the flip-flops were stored and available at just the right time during the reception. Things couldn't have gone more smoothly or turned out more successfully! For that, we (in addition to Lauren and Brian, of course!) are eternally grateful! We truly appreciated your stellar work with our daughter and new son-in-law! They are a great couple who deserves the best of everything! With Kate & Company at the helm of planning their wedding, that is precisely what they got: the very best!
Elegant and Fun. That's what I wanted, and that's what I got. My mom wanted "jaw-dropping," and she got that. Jill and Ali were fantastic to work with and kept things on track the whole way. Kate & Company managed to take the vision we described and completely made it real through the design process, selecting vendors (I had already picked a few out and made a few changes based on their recommendations) and and the execution during the actual wedding day. There were a few things that we agreed to change up last minute based on the situation and they were great at adapting and making recommendations. We had a full wedding weekend from a Friday night welcome party, Saturday activities, wedding and reception and then brunch, and they kept everything so organized and well planned. If we had a request to do something a particular way, they were totally flexible and made every effort to make my day easy for me and perfect. The end result was an amazing day, and a weekend that people can't stop talking about. Kate & Company delivers - my day was magical.
We had such a wonderful experience working with Kate & Company. Initially, I didn’t think I needed a wedding planner, but I was shocked at how helpful and important it became. Francesca is a gem-she walked us through tough situations and helped us with even the smallest of details (which far exceeded her job description). Planning a wedding from afar, she went above and beyond, helping my mom with logistics and even went as far as providing advice for my maids of honor. Hiring Kate and Company was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. Their incredibly detailed timelines and commitment to service is truly exceptional and unique in the St. Louis area.
We had such a wonderful experience working with Kate&Co. Maureen was a fabulous resource throughout the wedding planning process and was extremely helpful and professional. With the help of Loren & Katie, our wedding was a great success and my husband & I enjoyed every moment! Maureen was so attentive, but also seemed to blend in seemlessly at the reception. Whenever we needed anything (for example, dental floss after the main course), she was on top of it without even asking :-). Her attention to detail was excellent, and our wedding party was quite impressed with extensive and down-to-the-minute timeline. Maureen & her colleagues established good report with all of our vendors, who also appreciated her organization and professionalism. My husband and I would highly recommend using Kate&Co., they made our special day even more memorable!
Deciding to hire Kate & Co. as our wedding planner was the very first decision I made after getting engaged. I’ve followed them on social media for years and have always been amazed by the amazing events that they put together. I could not have been happier with everything Maureen (our lead coordinator), Moira (project manager) and the rest of her team made possible for us! They completely understood our vision and made it a reality. I was absolutely blown away by our wedding ceremony and reception. It was exactly what we had envisioned for our special day. They thought of every little thing and had wonderful suggestions for things to add special touches to make our wedding unique. Not only did Maureen, Moira and the rest of Kate & Co. execute a flawless design, they made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. Knowing that they were behind the scenes taking care of everything made it possible for my fiancé, myself, our families and our wedding party to relax and enjoy the day. I cannot say enough about how grateful and appreciative I am to Kate & Co. for making our wedding day everything we imagined and more. I could not have pulled it off without them! Thank you!
Incredible Kansas City Wedding!!! I do not think I have adequate words to express my gratitude towards the Kate & Company team who executed our wedding. I was able to truly enjoy our special day because Kate Turner, Jill Perez and the rest of the team present on our day made everything stress free and flawless. The team is so passionate about what they do an they make you feel as though your wedding is the most important wedding ever. They think of everything and make sure your day is everything you wanted and more. I will always be so grateful to Kate & Company for all that they did to help make our wedding day the best day of our lives.
We worked directly with Kimmy from Kate & Company as our personal wedding planner, and we cannot say enough about how amazing she was! From beginning to end, Kimmy helped us with various details for the wedding, and provided us with excellent vendor recommendations based on our wedding budget. She was always professional and energetic, and was able to assist us in areas we needed the most. She helped us as we met with vendors, and provided to-do lists throughout the process. We loved the design ideas she provided for the theme of our reception, as well as making sure our families didn't have to worry about anything on our big day! We would HIGHLY recommend Kimmy and the wonderful ladies of Kate & Co to any wedding couple!
Meet The Owner
Hi! I'm the ‘Kate' in Kate & Company! I adore fabulous weddings, lively parties, bright colors and confetti. I'm a visual person with an incredible imagination. Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, I'm a Midwest-girl with Manhattan-girl style. My passion lies in creating gorgeous events that reflect the unique style of each individual couple, while still adding hints of the famous Kate & Company style. I'm constantly on the lookout for that next source of inspiration, from wherever it may come; Vera Wang or Martha Stewart, a perfectly popped bottle of champagne or next season's runways.