Plan Our Day, Event Services

Houston, Austin, Galveston, Texas Hill Country

About this Vendor

Wedding Planning and Coordination

At Plan Our Day, we believe in weddings inspired by you, with nods to your families, traditions and unique personalities. Our approach to the planning process is simple, honest, and authentic. Let us help you design a wedding that represents what you love, and create a memorable experience for your friends and family! Our couples appreciate most, our ability to tactfully handle stressful situations, stay calm under pressure and ensure a smooth running, seamless wedding day. From Wedding Day Coordination, designing a beautiful ceremony and reception, to logistics, finding vendors and managing your budget- we can handle it with a smile! Email us to chat about your wedding day today- we'd love to meet for coffee!


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Activities

Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Website

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Contact Info

Houston, Austin, Galveston, Texas Hill Country (281) 799-2867

Reviewed on 10/24/2017 Meredith B

I am SO happy and thankful to have chosen Samantha and her team for day of coordination for our wedding!! From the moment I first called Samantha I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, knowing she would ensure our day ran smoothly, and that she did!!! Samantha is... Read More organized, professional and so sweet and friendly! She strikes the perfect balance between getting things done and feeling like a friend! I live out of state and Samantha was super accommodating of the times I would be in town to finalize our venue details, and really took the pressure off of me in the final week working all of the last minute details and delivery times with my vendors. She goes above and beyond what you would expect for day of coordination, and has several consultations with you leading up to the big day! It really allowed me to get to know her and to feel even more comfortable and calm. I was very particular about the decor for our wedding and Samantha made sure everything was set up EXACTLY how I had imagined and it was beyond perfect!!! She also worked so well with my other vendors and kept the night's events running perfectly smoothly. I can honestly say our wedding was the most fun I have ever had, and much of that I owe to Samantha and her team for allowing me to be stress free!! I never had to worry about the timeline, people being where they needed to be, or things being set up and ready for my guests; I was able to focus on my new husband, family, and friends and having the absolute time of my life in the gorgeous wedding she brought to life!!! Whether you need help throughout the planning process or with day of logistics, Samantha is your girl!!

2017-11-20T09:15:12 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Meredith! I have to say you were one organized lady! It was a pleasure seeing your day unfold just as you imagined. Thank you for trusting me with your wedding day!

Reviewed on 1/23/2018 Misty F

Loved having Samantha and Natalie plan our wedding!! They made everything so easy and gave such great advice! During the planning of the day process, they asked questions I wouldn't even have thought of! I don't know what we would of done without them! Natalie was our day of... Read More coordinator and she was amazing! She made sure everything and everyone was where they should be and everything was on schedule! We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

2018-02-01T16:59:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Misty! It was such a pleasure working with you and Mikey! My favorite memory is the PB&J ceremony - it represented y'all perfectly. :) I had so much fun with y'all! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Rosemary C

Oh my goodness... words cannot express how unbelievably wonderful Samantha Gieseke was for our wedding! Initially we had planned to have an almost 2 year engagement, but later decided to move the wedding up several months. Samantha was more than amenable, and she made everything... Read More work! Just TWO MONTHS before the wedding, our venue closed, and it was a June wedding... And wouldn't you know it, Samantha worked amazing magic and found us a venue that was so much better than the first for the exact same price. I don't know what I would have done without her-- she made the whole process easy and (mostly) stress free. When I had a falling out with my maid of honor, she made it work. When all of the vendors had to be alerted to the change of date and venue, she made it work. When my mother wanted to have a surprise performance at my wedding, she made it work. She always made herself available 24/7, and responded to my tons of texts and emails within the hour. She was extraordinarily patient and professional, and saw to every one of our wants and needs for our wedding. In the end, the event was absolutely magical. The only thing we had to do on the day was show up, get dressed, and try not to fall flat on our faces on the dance floor. Everything was so incredibly wonderful and perfect thanks to Samantha. I cannot praise her more highly and would recommend her to everyone!!! You MUST ask for Samantha for your wedding! You will not regret it! We love you, Samantha! I wanted to have another wedding right after just so we could do it all over again. :) We hope you're still doing this in ten years when we renew our vows!

2017-08-07T13:14:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Rosemary! You're wedding was SO fun, and it was great planning with you, Michael and your mom- who had some of the best surprises up her sleeve! I'm glad you enjoyed it all, even through some of the bumps! Can't wait... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/12/2018 Rachel M

I cannot say enough good things about Samantha! I was hesitant at first to get a planner because my venue had a planner, but Samantha did so much more than I even knew I needed! I always knew I could reach out with any questions and she kept me so organized (the planning website... Read More was a HUGE plus for me). When I arrived at the venue for the big day everything was in place and looked wonderful all due to her hard work and coordination of the vendors. In addition to all of that, she kept me sane during the whole wedding. I knew she was always available to me if I needed to ask a question about schedule and she even helped me keep track of my drink a couple of times! I am eternally grateful for her help and know that our wedding would not have been half as amazing without her.

2018-04-13T12:09:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you, Rachel! Ya'll were so much fun to plan with and I think everything turned out wonderfully! I'm so glad you mentioned that even though your venue had a coordinator you still opted for outside help- as there are many things that a venue... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 3/21/2018 Christy B

Hiring Samantha as our day of coordinator was the best money I spent on my daughter's wedding. I felt reassured from the moment I spoke to her on the phone, and she didn't disappoint. She was quick to answer any of our questions and her attention to detail was fantastic. It... Read More was so nice to know that she was there making sure everything was going as planned!

2018-04-13T12:10:33 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! It means a lot to me that the parents of my couples can also enjoy the day! I'm glad ya'll had such a good time!!

Reviewed on 3/21/2018 Christy B

Hiring Samantha as our day of coordinator was the best money I spent on my daughter's wedding. I felt reassured from the moment I spoke to her on the phone, and she didn't disappoint. She was quick to answer any of our questions and her attention to detail was fantastic. It... Read More was so nice to know that she was there making sure everything was going as planned!

2018-03-21T15:27:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! I'm glad we were able to put your mind at ease! It's so important to us that everyone in the planning process trusts us with their (or their daughter's) wedding day!

Reviewed on 3/21/2018 Destine H

I absolutely would have not made it without Samantha. She was amazing and helpful in every way. She is such a sweet person as well so that’s always a plus :). She took care of everything I needed no questions asked. Worth every penny spent!! I would recommend her to... Read More everyone!! Thank you so much Samantha:)

2018-03-21T15:25:14 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your sweet words! And thank you for giving us the ability to work with you on your big day!!

Reviewed on 2/07/2018 Stephanie T

My wedding day was so much more amazing then I could have ever imagined, and I have Samantha and Amanda to thank! They were so organized, thoughtful, and responsive through the whole process. I truly was able to enjoy the moments of my wedding because of their help! There are... Read More not enough positive adjectives or thank yous that could ever describe how amazing they were.

2018-02-09T15:43:22 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Stephanie!! That's music to our ears! I wish you and Thomas the best. Thank you for trusting us!

Reviewed on 1/29/2018 Rose H

Samantha is amazing. She’s attentive, responsive, creative and so fun to work with. Her catalog of recommendations brought me the most delicious and beautiful cake, the most gorgeous wedding gown, and the most delicious and flavorful barbecue with incredible service. Her... Read More recommendations were spot on, in line with our budget and working toward our vision. We hired her for final month planning, but I’ve seen her full scope of work and see how energized and creative she is. Plan Our Day and Samantha are people you can count on to execute your vision and to put beautiful finishing touches on it.

2018-01-30T10:26:19 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you enjoyed working with our team and our recommended vendors! Your wedding was a blast! You were so creative and truly a joy to meet with over coffee. Thank you for trusting us with your day!!

Reviewed on 12/30/2017 Lauren H

Everything was beyond perfect. I am really just speechless!! Natalie was flawless from beginning to end and really took the time to give me advice or even bring up things I didn’t even think about. She was always one step ahead of me! From planning to rehearsal to day of... Read More everything was amazing. Natalie took charge and was so kind and listened to any questions Ashton and I had. We love her and would reccommend her to anyone!!!

2018-02-01T17:08:19 Response from the vendor

Yay! Thank you so much sweet Lauren! It was truly a pleasure working with you, Ashton and your puppies! Everything about your day was gorgeous and I am so, so glad I got to be a part of it. Love you both so much! -... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 12/27/2017 Ashley V

I was thrilled with how our wedding day turned out. Everything was organized and I didn't have to worry about a thing!

2017-12-27T13:52:06 Response from the vendor

That's so great to hear!! Thank you for trusting us with your day!

Reviewed on 12/04/2017 Nichole V

I cannot imagine my wedding without Samantha! I hired her as a day of coordinator but I felt like she was so much more than that. She met with me multiple times through the planning process and even came to the wedding venue twice before the wedding to help me with decor. I... Read More loved that she was open to questions throughout my planning process; I definitely had a lot! The day of the wedding I had a issue with my bouquet, she took it apart and fixed it the way I wanted it. Both the rehearsal and the wedding ran without a hitch thanks to her. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. Honestly, before I was engaged I hesitant about hiring a wedding coordinator. Now, I cannot imagine going through it all without one. For those budget brides: Yes, we were on a tight budget and this purchase is one of those that is totally worth it!!

2017-12-05T09:41:17 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Nichole! Your wedding was such a blast to help you plan, and to see everything unfold! It was really nice seeing how close you were to every person who attended and it was all just beautiful! Best wishes and thank you... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/05/2017 Dayle G

Samantha was referred to us by a friend, highly recommended for her professionalism and attention to detail. We actually hired her to plan and coordinate an event outside of her normal realm of services and she did not disappoint! The event went off without a hitch thanks to her... Read More fantastic vendors and flawless execution of every detail. I look forward to working with her again on other projects.

2017-11-20T09:14:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review! It was so much fun working with you and hope we can work together soon!

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Erica S

Samantha was amazing to work with! Her calming presence is a relief on your wedding day! We had an unusual situation when we lost our reception venue due to Hurricane Harvey less than two months before our wedding, and Samantha helped us reach out to other venues and scheduled... Read Moreauyfcbefvrafaxtfuutwwtrufxwrzdburayxxw tours for us during that stressful time. We were able to secure a new venue and she made the transition very smooth for us. If you are considering hiring a day of coordinator, do your future self a favor and do it, and go a step further by hiring Samantha. You won't regret it.

2017-11-20T09:16:20 Response from the vendor

You and your new hubby are simply phenomenal people. Facing such a hard situation as you did with such grace is admirable and I loved working with you and your families!! Thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding- best wishes!!

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Marty C

We live in Alabama and earlier this year we started trying to plan a rehearsal dinner for a December wedding in Houston, TX. I searched for venues myself and for months was totally overwhelmed by the process. The BEST decision we made was our decision to hire Samantha.... Read More She has a tremendous work ethic combined with her use of current technology and networking skills allowed us to book our dream venue within weeks. Living in Houston gives her an advantage of knowing all the nuisances of the area. We also decided to enlist her help in other areas such as transportation, decorations, etc. and she is so prompt to respond with suggestions and ideas. Her high energy and fun spirit has been the icing on the cake!

2017-11-20T09:17:26 Response from the vendor

Thanks, Marty! You've been a pleasure to work with and I know you'll host a wonderful Rehearsal Dinner! The wedding party will LOVE the trolley!

Reviewed on 8/11/2017 Mallory C

Samantha was singularly the best decision we made when it came to planning our wedding - she is simply a joy to work with! She struck a fine balance of making suggestions while letting us make our own decisions. As a meeting professional, even I was amazed at her organization,... Read More professionalism, and knowledge. The day of the wedding itself, Samantha ensured that everything went perfectly smooth - we didn't have to worry about a thing! Simply put, if you don't hire Samantha, you're making the wrong decision!!

2017-08-14T16:03:33 Response from the vendor

Wow! Thank you SO much for the kind words! Working with you both was really fun, since we were able to make best use of our mutual industry contacts- truly a well executed event (let alone beautiful!!) Thank you so much for putting your trust... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/29/2017 Anne P

Samantha was wonderful! Thank you for being there every step of the way, answering my (repeated) questions and most of all, helping to make our wedding go off without a hitch! The evening could not have been more perfect.

2017-07-09T19:26:02 Response from the vendor

My absolute pleasure! It was so great working with you and your family! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything and it was really nice to see your personal touches come to fruition on your wedding day! Thank you for letting us be there to celebrate... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Brooke B

First and foremost, Samantha is an amazing Wedding Planner! My husband and I got married on May 20th and Samantha did a wonderful job through the whole process of planning our wedding. She's very easy to get in touch with, she had great vendor recommendations, and she kept me... Read More stress free on our wedding day. Samantha is very professional and does her job very well. I highly recommend her if you're currently searching for a wedding planner!

2017-06-26T10:37:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Brooke! It was truly the coolest thing to see your wedding be built from the ground up! I'm so glad you enjoyed every moment!!

Reviewed on 6/01/2017 Yuhan X

really couldn't have done it without Samantha, I was so busy with work and other activities I didn't put much planning into my own wedding, without her it couldn't have happened and it was perfect! she also keeps me calm and on schedule. On the day she make sure everything... Read More happen exactly the way it meant to. Totally money well spend, and she is great and such a pleasant to work with!!

2017-06-01T14:19:14 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Kitty! I cannot wait to see the photos! Your wedding was both fun, relaxed and totally you. It was truly fun to plan!

Reviewed on 5/08/2017 Delta P

I loved working with Samantha! She was amazing at making sure we stayed on track with everything and helped us make our wedding truly about us and who we are. She helped with all of the little details and we didn't have to worry about anything come our Wedding Day! Plan Our Day... Read More has a great team and made sure our day turned out fantastic for us and our guests. I would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone!

2017-06-01T14:21:37 Response from the vendor

Yay! Thank you! And that is the ultimate goal- that you walk away with memories perfectly suited to you as a couple! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 4/03/2017 Becki S

We absolutely love working with Samantha + her team! Anytime our brides have Plan Our Day listed as their wedding planner, we know the day is going to go off without a hitch! Samantha is personable, organized, and an overall calming spirit on the wedding day. She keeps us on... Read More timeline without rushing anyone and handles vendor coordination with ease! We recommend Samantha to each and every one of our brides that are looking for a planner, and we certainly won't stop that recommendation!

2017-04-04T12:54:34 Response from the vendor

Thank you! I cherish my relationships with all of my vendors! It's a team effort!

Reviewed on 1/02/2017 Katie O

I can not stress enough how much Samantha made my day! She is beyond wonderful to work with and was extremely flexible and understanding given that we were planning from states away! She was well organized and extremely responsive in every form of communication. I was never... Read More worried about getting ahold of her at any point. She had wonderful vendor recommendations that I was able to utilize and was comfortable working with the groups we chose. Everyone continued to ask during the planning process if I was stressed or worried about something going wrong and I was right to say that I didn't have a thing to worry about because I had Samantha to help back me up! If something did go wrong the day of - I didn't know about it until it was resolved. If you are considering getting a wedding planner- DONT CONSIDER- just do it, and definitely use Samantha !

2017-01-03T10:31:54 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Katie! I am so so glad you were able to enjoy the planning process. You and your mom were wonderful to work with and everything was beautiful! Best wishes to you and Mike!! Happy first New year as a married woman!!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Alice May F

I heard about Samantha through another wedding I was in a little over a year ago, and was very impressed with how she managed a few sticky situations so we decided to hire her for our own... and we were NOT disappointed! Samantha is one of the most organized people I have met,... Read More and did a wonderful job with keeping track of all the details. Even though I signed up for the day-of coordination package, I felt like she was with me every step of the way (she met with me in the very beginning of my planning process, did a site walkthrough, and a final walkthrough). By the time our wedding rolled around, I was nothing but 100% confident that Samantha "got it" and could handle anything that came her way. Her calm demeanor gave both me and my husband piece of mind. She was born for this job! I would highly recommend her services to any bride getting married...she is worth every penny! Look no further - Call her!

2016-11-01T00:23:00 Response from the vendor

Thank you SO so much!! It was extra special to be able to work with someone who was referred from a previous wedding! I so enjoyed getting to know you during the planning process and have no doubt that you and your new hubby will... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Cindy S

Samantha is awesome, we can't make our wedding so perfect and smooth without her help. She help to create a very detailed timeline for the wedding , attend the planning meeting with the venue , help me to contact the vendors before the wedding and make everything go smooth on... Read More the wedding day! She even help me to fix the place card errors and chalkboard decoration on the very last night before the wedding!! I always know the wedding will be great since I know she is there. Thanks so much, Samantha!!

2016-11-01T00:25:00 Response from the vendor

Thank you! It was very fun and enjoyable to help you plan your final details- and everything was beautiful and so representative of you both as a couple! Thank you again for letting me be a part of your wedding day!

Reviewed on 7/12/2016 Lauren D

I cannot recommend Samantha enough! Although she was my day of coordinator, she met with me in person and answered all of my many questions through email and text leading up to the big day. The day of the wedding was incredible, and I know it wouldn't have gone as smoothly... Read More without her and her assistant. They were on top of everything, and I never worried one minute about anything! Our guests loved them too - so professional and kind!

2016-07-15T10:41:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! My ultimate goal every time is to hear my couples say that they were never worried. So yay! I'm so glad you loved everything, your group was seriously so much fun. Thank you for letting us share the day with you!!


Meet The Owner

Samantha Gieseke

Hi! I’m Samantha, and I want to get to know you and your fiancé! If it’s even possible- my love for weddings and celebrating your love has only grown since starting Plan Our Day. I truly enjoy the behind-the-scenes action and am a no-drama kinda gal. I'll usually solve any issues without you even knowing! I stay calm under pressure, appreciate any challenge and believe most problems can be solved quickly, quietly and with a smile. I fully believe we should take the time to enjoy the simple moments in life, share memories, laugh and drink tons of champagne!