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Reviewed On 11/07/2022 by Caitlyn K
Do not plan a wedding on the Outer Banks without using The Proper Setting. Kerri is extremely knowledgeable not only about weddings but about all things in the Outer Banks. She made planning a week long wedding from New Jersey so simple and eas...
y. She checks in frequently to make sure that you’re staying on track every step of the way and always made us feel like our wedding day should be exactly how WE want it to be and for that I couldn’t thank her enough! Stop reading the reviews and book her before someone else does!
Reviewed On 10/23/2022 by Kirstin N
This was truly the best purchase we made through the whole wedding process. Kerri was the most professional, informative, organized and helpful wedding planner. From start to finish she made us at ease, steered us in the right direction, helped...
us find all our vendors, gave recommendations and overall made the wedding day so smooth. I would pay for her time and time again. Hardest part is when it’s over, we don’t get to work with each other anymore. Thank you Kerri from the bottom of our hearts.
Reviewed On 10/04/2022 by Lisanne P
Simply the best!
Kerri and her team supported every aspect of planning for our daughter's destination wedding in OBX. Her knowledge of local vendors and venues helped us make excellent choices, her timeline kept us on track and confident that...
we could turn our vision into reality. I highly recommend Kerri because not only was she professional, but we enjoyed the entire process of working together. We were able to completely enjoy the wedding day knowing Kerri had everything prepared and knew our goals, hopes and dreams. We couldn't have been more pleased with her team's services! Her suggestions were always "spot on" as she took the time to get to know our daughter and her vision. They went above and beyond!
Reviewed On 9/13/2022 by Kelsey J
Don’t look any further for a wedding planner in the OBX! Kerri and her team are absolutely amazing!! They worked with us for 16 months to plan the most magical night and were such a pleasure to work with! She knows the best vendors to work with...
, helped me with tips and tricks, the things that an out of town bride would have no idea about, and worked with our schedule to make every detail perfect! I can’t thank her enough for the hard work she put in on the day of the wedding to make sure everything went according to plan! If you’re planning a wedding in The outer banks I would highly suggest working with them! I ended up doing a lot of DIY for my wedding, and she made sure that while I was getting ready, my details were placed where I wanted them, and made every detail so beautiful! She has an eye for knowing what detail and vision you want so when you are enjoying the day of the wedding you do not need to worry about anything. Not only was she an amazing wedding planner, she also became a great friend during the whole process and I feel like that speaks volumes that you can say that!! You’d be silly not to book with them!! If I had to do it all over again or if anyone would ask me who to work with, they would be my choice!
Reviewed On 8/07/2022 by Gina R
Hired Kerri for my daughters Welcome dinner reception as my daughter was using her as her wedding planner. She had great suggestions and contacts and allowed me sit back and enjoy the evening. Her vendors and team were great. Kerri has a grea...
t personality and handles the unexpected with grace and calm. We just adored her
Reviewed On 8/03/2022 by Amanda S
To work with Kerri is to make a friend for life. I am so grateful for her!!! She is an incredible planner with invaluable knowledge of the OBX, great relationships with quality vendors, and a kind, caring demeanor. Over the close to 2-years we ...
worked together, Kerri helped me plan the most beautiful and FUN wedding. We had a great time throughout the process, and she really became a part of the family. It was so important to me to have someone who knew my vision from day one and could talk through all of the little details throughout the process. She did all of that and more. If you are on the fence about hiring a planner vs. a day of coordinator, stop debating and hire Kerri. Seriously. She is worth every single penny and more!!!
Reviewed On 6/23/2022 by Leslie R
I don't know how to adequately express how wonderful Kerri is and how much I loved working with her!!!! She helped plan every single detail for my son and daughter in law's wedding weekend in the Outer Banks and there was not one thing that was...
not absolutely perfect from the beginning to the end! We all live in different parts of the country and truly could not have made it work without her! She helped plan the welcome party, wedding, brunch and also was super helpful with many other miscellaneous details for the week leading up to the wedding. She is organized, brilliant and efficient, knows everyone and everything about the area, and will do anything in her power to make her clients happy. She is honest and forthright and just the nicest, kindest person you will ever meet. I honestly miss meeting with Kerri now that the wedding is over because I now consider her a good friend. She is truly one of a kind!!
Reviewed On 6/06/2022 by molly l
Kerri and her team are exceptional! They planned our wedding end-to-end, helping us build a timeline and budget, select vendors, design the experience, and managed the day of. In all aspects of planning, Kerri made the process smooth, easy, and...
most importantly fun. We felt little or no stress throughout the process or the week of as The Proper Setting had worked with all of the other vendors many times over and knew all of the steps that needed to be taken, when to take them, and how to ensure we had the perfect day.
We also hired Kerri to help with the Friday night and Sunday brunch and she made the whole weekend perfect. We didn't have to think about any of the details throughout the weekend, she had the right people arrive at the right times and didn't expect us to do anything but have a blast! I couldn't recommend The Proper Setting more and feel so lucky that we had the fortune of working with Kerri throughout our wedding planning. Only wish we could do it all again! My best advice for anyone planning a wedding is if you can, hire a planner. And if possible have that planner be Kerri and The Proper Setting. Thank you for everything Kerri and team!
Reviewed On 6/05/2022 by Caitlin R
Where do I even begin. Kerri Catino-Nason was an absolute dream to work with. She was a true professional who listened, advised, cheered us on and more. Once we shared our vision with Kerri – she went above and beyond to make it happen! From da...
y one to the wedding rehearsal to the welcome party to the wedding day - Kerri paid attention to every single detail. When weather became an issue on our wedding day – Kerri was on top of it. I can’t thank her enough for all she did to make our destination wedding perfect. I am so glad to have connected with Kerri because we truly couldn’t have done it without her! – Caitlin & AJ – May 13, 2022 – Corolla, NC
Reviewed On 5/15/2022 by Nicole G
I never thought I would need a planner for a small 30 person wedding BUT it turned out the be the best decision. Being from out of town it was reassuring to have Kerri be able to meet and talk with vendors from the area, provide recommendations...
when needed and walk us through everything. She was detailed and organized so I never worried one bit leading up to the day or the day of. She is so nice and always went the extra mile. We are thrilled to have had her as our planner!
Reviewed On 5/15/2022 by Gabrielle H
Choosing Kerri from the Proper Setting to be our wedding planner was HANDS DOWN the best decision we made throughout the entire planning process. Planning an OBX wedding from out of state was daunting at first, but as soon as we met with Kerri...
the process became very simple. We got married at the Black Stallion in Corolla. She has tons of established relationships with local vendors and knows who to recommend. Her experience in the industry is second to none. She is extremely detailed, organized, and was with us for every step. There was always open communication with her and at the end of the day her goal was to make us happy and have the perfect day, which is exactly what happened. We would have NEVER pulled off our wedding if it wasn’t for her guidance. Also, she has become a good friend in the process and we truly enjoyed spending time with her. Seriously, book her now!!!! You won’t regret it!!
Reviewed On 2/04/2020 by Alyssa T
Kerri and The Proper Setting team were absolutely amazing to work with! Kerri truly was my right hand throughout this process. She made everything so simple and every single detailed was planned perfectly. We didn't have a SINGLE issue on our b...
ig day thanks to Kerri's meticulous and thorough planning! She made herself available when I needed her and answered all of my questions. She was flexible, worked within our budget, and was extremely professional. Plus, she is so knowledgeable about what's available on the Outer Banks! I truly cannot recommend Kerri enough--she was absolutely amazing to work with and made our day perfect! Do not plan an OBX wedding without Kerri's help!
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Alexa S
My husband and I are from New York, and having a wedding in OBX was our dream. We did not know the first thing about having a wedding in North Carolina or how to even begin organizing. I can honestly say that without Kerri our wedding would hav...
e never come together. From the first moment we spoke with her, we knew that our wedding would be nothing but perfect. Kerri organized all our vendors, guest lists and housing for our trip to OBX. Wedding planning would have been stressful on our every day lives, but Kerri made it care free and honestly fun! She guided us in the right direction at every turn of planning. We are so incredibly grateful for Kerri because our wedding was the best day of our lives. You cannot go wrong with hiring the Proper Setting and Kerri to handle all your wedding needs. Thank you Kerri! Much love.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Ellen H
The Proper Setting (Kerri) helped me plan the wedding of my dreams! Communication was great and regular, and the the whole process was well planned and organized. Loved the 'wedding timeline' that Kerri prepared for me! No matter what weddings ...
are stressful- for me it was stress of the budget- but Kerri helped me stay calm. I was living abroad for 3 months leading up to the wedding, but Kerri took care of everything and the wedding ended up so amazing. Would highly recommend The Proper Setting for a gorgeous Outer Banks Wedding.
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Joe & Lori M
Our only daughter's wedding on the Outer Banks, NC in early October was absolutely perfect! We know that is largely due to the hard work and organizational skills of Kerri Catino-Nason of The Proper Setting. From our first meeting she calmed ...
our fears and led us through all stages with kindness, patience and professionalism. We would highly recommend Kerri and her team and know that your wedding experience would be blessed by their exceptional guidance and expertise!
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by LeeAnn E
I can’t express enough how thankful I am that Kerri was there to help me through the whole wedding process! I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding day, knowing she was there to keep things running smoothly. She thought of details I never woul...
d have, and supported my vision of a wedding that was totally us! Kerri is amazing, and I truly could not have done it without her!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Melissa C
Working with Kerri was a dream. As a bride who was planning my wedding from a distance, it was so helpful to have Kerri on the Outer Banks and willing to reach out to vendors to get an answer. Her strong personal relationships with many of the ...
companies in the Outer Banks wedding industry ensured that communication, contracts, planning, and execution went smoothly.
In our own communications, Kerri was incredibly responsive and never restricted the number of communications we could have, either by phone or by email. I was never hesitant to reach out and knew I would receive a thorough and thoughtful response in no time.
I would highly recommend Kerri as a wedding planner. She is organized, responsive, experienced, and personable. She is who you want by your side on your wedding day (besides your groom, of course)!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Melanie C
When we began in April 2017 planning our daughter’s wedding, a wedding consultant was not on our list. Melissa had visions of her dream wedding and knew exactly what she wanted. However a friend recommended the services of a planner and endorse...
d Kerri of A Proper Setting. Working with Kerri was a dream. She had excellent suggestions, thought of details we would have missed, and planned the timing of the weekend so that everything moved smoothly and flawlessly without feeling rushed. She even handled the wedding crasher in such a subtle manner that no one knew she had visited! Kerri’s honesty, integrity and passion for her work make her the only choice for this job. Thank you Kerri for your part in making Melissa’s dream wedding a reality.
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Paige T
My husband and I could not say enough wonderful things about Kerri & her team! Not only did she plan & coordinate our wedding, she also handled our Welcome Party, Rehersal Dinner & Send off Brunch! Kerri is personable, dependable, professional,...
and simply on top of it all! We can’t thank Kerri enough for all that she did for us and our guests, she made our wedding week one that we will remember for the rest of our lives!
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Jess D
erri was the PERFECT wedding planner to make our special day come true. We were always in good hands with Kerri especially given the concerns that come along with destination weddings. She was amazing during the planning process, from our mo...
nthly check-ins via phone and email, she kept us on track with our wedding check list. She was responsive and on top of everything - it was as stress free as a bride would want it to be her wedding day. Her reputation precedes her throughout the OBX wedding community and it was reassuring to know we chose the best planner for our big day.
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Chelsea O
Kerri is one of a kind. She was everything my husband and I could've hoped for and more. Planning a destination wedding is generally pretty difficult, but Kerri made everything such a breeze. She didn't forget a thing! I was the typical, franti...
c bride who stressed over everything and Kerri was ALWAYS there to calm my nerves. She was kind, courteous and very timely. She made great suggestions for vendors and made sure my entire vision came to life. Unfortunately, we married during hurricane season and the day of our wedding we experienced complications with our vendors being able to travel to our venue due to high tides and the venues location on the 4x4 beaches. This didn't stop Kerri. She hired a handful of EXTRA staff within hours of the wedding to make sure our timeline was met and our wedding went off without a hitch! I could go on for hours about this woman and her team. They truly are a blessing! Our wedding would've fallen to pieces without her!
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Cameron G
Kerri was so attentive, thoughtful, flexible, and overall fabulous. I could not imagine my wedding day without her. She made our wedding experience one that we will treasure forever and focused on the small details so we would not have to wor...
ry. The whole process with her was seamless from the detailed timelines that she promptly provided to us, to the informative meetings we had with her throughout our engagement, to the day-of where she spent the whole day making sure everything came together. She formed a strong relationship with all of my vendors and they all felt comfortable communicating with her directly taking the stress off of us. I can not say enough wonderful things about Kerri!
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by Mikaela F
Kerri is AMAZING. She kept me calm and relaxed, she kept my family in check- everything ran so smoothly. It was the best, most fun, amazing day of my life and honestly, I was fully prepared to be stressed and anxious during the wedding, but it ...
completely exceeded my expectations. It was seamless. I feel like I just showed up and had fun.
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by knottie888fbbd7b9a0611e
I am the father of the bride. I cannot - in any way - describe the support, guidance, ideas, and focus that Kerri and team provided us.
The wedding involved getting 80+ guests to the OBX. We rented two large homes (42 bedrooms in total) and ...
had food and supplies for 5-6 days of guests, plus the rehearsal dinner, the wedding itself, etc.
Kerri guided us on the photographer, officiant, caterers, hair/make-up, and everything else.
Most of all - always with a smile and an extremely supportive and positive attitude, no matter what.
In fact, on the day of the wedding itself, Kerri and her assistant were stranded in a flooded car and not only made the venue on-time, but (with that smile!) she only told us what occurred over a celebratory glass of wine after the reception wound down.
She is a pro - and I promise you, you will not be let down!
Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Michele T
If I had a penny for every time we said "thank goodness for Kerri" during our wedding planning process...It was worth it tenfold to have such a knowledgable, attentive, positive, and all around awesome person to help with all of the details and...
organization of our wedding day. Any time I started a sentence or email with "I'm worried about" or "But what if...?" Kerri was there to offer zen wedding wisdom that made us feel totally at ease. She is incredibly organized and helps strategize how to chip away at the planning so that it doesn't feel overwhelming. It was super enjoyable and FUN to work with Kerri and her team - thank you Kerri!! We miss you!
Reviewed On 11/16/2017 by Noelle K
Where to begin? Kerri Catino-Nason with The Proper Setting was a dream! She made our day so uniquely perfect and special and we are forever grateful for our time spent with her. Our wedding was a destination wedding, which can be somewhat nerve...
wrecking not having the opportunity to meet with every vendor, but we found so much comfort having Kerri managing our every detail. She is organized, responsive, detail oriented, professional, easy going, fun loving, and overall outstanding! There is something about Kerri that makes you feel like everything is and will be taken care of. She had a clear understanding of our vision and paid close attention to every detail that was important to us. The day of the wedding I had no concerns and truly felt calm and relaxed because I knew Kerri had everything under control. She made our day flawless and perfect in every single way possible. We will cherish our time spent with Kerri and we would recommend her to anyone planning to get married in the Outer Banks. She is the best!
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Jennifer H
Kerri was amazing! She put all of my worries to ease and helped me every step along the way. She was always available to answer my questions (and I had a lot of them) and thought of every detail. I was completely stress free on my wedding day, ...
thanks to Kerri and The Proper Setting, and had the best day of my life. I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Holly A
We cannot say enough great things about Kerri and her team. She helped us with all details and questions before the wedding and provided us with recommendations of incredible vendors...who were all amazing. On our wedding day, she was pricele...
ss. I did not worry about one thing that morning. It was literally the perfect day!
Reviewed On 10/19/2017 by Carolyn K
Kerri is absolutely fantastic! She is very organized and attentive to details. She literally was our saving grace! Hiring Kerri was worth every penny. I couldn’t imagine planning a destination wedding without her by our side. Everything was fab...
ulous on the day of the wedding. It was exactly what we dreamed.
If you are in the midst of planning a wedding on the OBX. You must hire Kerri!!! I promise you regret it!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Caroline W
Living in Chapel Hill, I can't even imagine how I could have planned my Outer Banks wedding without Kerri. She was amazing, helping with everything from the houses we rented to the vendors we used. We said we wanted a magical night - and that...
is exactly what we got. Everything went exactly as planned (when does that ever happen?) and our guests repeatedly told us it was "the best wedding ever." Thank you, Kerri!!!
Reviewed On 10/14/2017 by William W
Kerri was simply outstanding. Her sense of what works, her collection of trusted vendors, her style, and her attention to detail made me relax and leave the details to her. As the father of the bride, I wanted the best day possible for my daugh...
ter -- and we got that and more. And, as a corporate event planner, I know how the little things matter. Kerri gets this, and, even with a hurricane in the area, she had me relaxed and confident. I'd use her again (but NO more weddings for my daughter).
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Emily W
Kerri Catino-Nason, The Proper Setting LLC, made our day perfect! She made every aspect of planning our wedding so much more convenient and removed a lot of the stress involved with 'The Big Day'. She followed all guidelines set forth in our bu...
siness contract and provided us with all of the services we paid for. She was quickly responsive to all phone calls, emails, and text messages we sent, regardless of how busy her wedding season schedule was during that time. She made us feel like we were her priority even though we knew how busy she was with other clients as well. She met all deadlines with all other vendors and coordinated all phone calls and meetings that were scheduled. She provided a full detailed wedding budget and ensured we were still getting all of our must-have details while staying in that budget. Even though we live quite a long distance from the Outer Banks, her services made us feel like we were in the area and planning our day ourselves. On the day of the wedding she made sure all participants and vendors in the event were following the timeline and schedule of the day and she really made our day perfect! We could not have made this day as amazing as it was without her and I would highly recommend her services to anyone who was considering a planner for their special day.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Jeff R
Where do we start!?!!? Kerri from the Proper Setting is the epitome of what one can hope for in planning the most important day of your life. It is easy to get overwhelmed by all that is involved in planning a wedding, but the Proper Setting ...
somehow makes all the pieces fall in place. Our experience was better than "best in class" and the end product was a true testament to Kerri's professionalism and vision. Our family and friends have said to us on numerous occasions "how did you guys put together such a beautiful wedding?".... Our answer every time is "Kerri"!
Reviewed On 9/30/2017 by Jennifer C
My husband and I were recently married at Roanoke Island Festival Park and hired Kerri as our wedding planner. It was awesome working with Kerri over the past year, starting at vendor evaluation and selection and ending with the wedding day. As...
a couple living in Boston and planning a wedding in the Outer Banks, we are lucky to have worked with Kerri as she was always organized, pays close attention to detail, has great relationships with the vendors we worked with, and made sure we were ahead of schedule. Kerri has a very calm demeanor which put us at ease after any bumps in the road we experienced in the planning process. While accessible through the planning process, Kerri was practically invisible on the day of our wedding. We know this is a testament to all the behind the scenes hard work that contributed to a flawlessly executed event. We are appreciative of Kerri, her awesome assistant, and know we couldn't have done it without her!
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Bobby L
We reached out to The Proper Setting to get an idea of options for our September wedding in Avon, NC. I enjoy the planning part of things, so I wasn’t sure I wanted or needed the help, but I’m so glad that we contacted Kerri. The service was ...
more than we originally wanted to spend, but it was well worth the cost as were not distracted by any details the day of the wedding – and neither were any of our guests.
During our planning we visited a few vendors in Avon and unfortunately we were unable to meet up with Kerri in person due to unforeseen circumstances. I mention this because although we never met face to face until a few days prior to the wedding we never felt concerned – at all. Kerri is very thorough and detail oriented and we were always on the same page. We had regular calls and she made sure we knew she was available if we had any concerns. In fact when we finally met, it was as if we’d known each other for quite some time.
The day of the wedding went smoothly. We met Kerri at our site to take care of a few details when we realized a vendor did not deliver all items as planned. There was no panic from Kerri, but absolutely a sense of urgency and that became a priority (and was quickly resolved). We were able to leave the venue hours before the ceremony and feel really good about all of the details coming together. Sure enough, when we arrived for the ceremony and reception went smoothly and we were never distracted.
If getting married was an annual thing, we’d book Kerri every time. She is such a pleasure to work with and very happy with all of her support. Thanks Kerri!
Reviewed On 8/22/2017 by Lauren P
Your wedding might have a few bumps in the road. Hopefully it won't, but it might. If you want to meet each bump with confidence and calm, Kerri and her team are the planners to go with. She handled each issue masterfully, with discretion and ...
efficiency. I won't remember being stressed out at my wedding because I simply wasn't stressed. I enjoyed every second of the day because Kerri was behind it. She treated us like she was planning the wedding of friends. I will be forever grateful for her help, wisdom, calm demeanor, and kind words!
Reviewed On 8/20/2017 by Samantha U
Kerri is the BEST!!! She is full of knowledge and had so many great recommendations that helped make my wedding day beyond perfect. She is so organized and makes sure everything runs smoothly so that your wedding day can actually be enjoyable. ...
It rained the whole day of my wedding and once the call was made to move things indoors, she took care of everything! I never once felt stressed and trusted her with everything. She definitely didn't let us down! Everything turned out perfectly and we are so thankful for her services!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2017 by Remy T
Kerri is your dream wedding planner. If you want to hire a planner and coordinator who is experienced, professional, organized, trustworthy, on top of things 24/7, while also being fun, energetic, friendly, and thoughtful, Kerri is the lady for...
you! She worked with us from beginning to end for over a year planning the wedding of our dreams. We met in person, talked over the phone, and always kept us in check as far as our responsibilities went. Kerri has a lot of talent, wedding wisdom, and tons of connections- which is a huge plus in the wedding industry. She has the biggest heart, really cares for her clients, and she is extremely patient with the difficult family members! :) I would recommend Kerri over and over again. She did an incredible/unreal amount of hard work on our wedding day. I don't know how she does it-she can handle anything!! We are SO thankful she made our wedding day come to life. Best wedding planner in the OBX!
Reviewed On 6/05/2017 by Courtney C
Kerri was amazing! She constantly responded through texts and calls for questions I had during the entire wedding planning process. I really enjoyed working with her and I am not sure our day would have been as perfect without her. She constant...
ly provided support and advice as well! Would 100 percent recommend her!
Reviewed On 11/05/2016 by Kate V
I'll try to keep this relatively short; however, that may be difficult considering all of the wonderful things I have to say about Kerri and her team. I knew I loved Kerri from the start because she offered to meet us at a local wine and beer s...
pot, Trio, in OBX and shared a glass of wine with us during our first meeting. Brownie points there. She was so present and accommodating throughout the entire year of planning; she never missed an email, a phone call, a text. Never. She far exceeded my expectations, truly, and on top of just the planning aspect of the wedding, she was a comforting shoulder, a listening ear, to lean on. She was always offering herself in the event that I felt overwhelmed or stressed. She offered comforting advice as a new mom since I had discovered that I was pregnant only a few months before our wedding. She wasn't one of those pushy, overbearing, loud, obnoxious wedding planners. She has a very calming air about her, something that immediately draws you in. I have to say, I am extremely disappointed that I won't get to work with her anymore, but I will cherish the year that we had together. She's just amazing as is her team. On top of that, she offers the best recommendations on vendors. My wedding was as beautiful and amazing as it was because of her. I would recommend her a million times over.
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Nicole C
When my now-husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in the Outer Banks, we had no idea where to start since we weren't from the area. We chose to contact Kerri solely from her perfect reviews, and I'm so glad that we did. She helped...
us every step of the way, from choosing our stunning venue, hooking us up with the most amazing vendors to calming my nerves with multiple alternative arrangements in case the weather didn't cooperate with our outdoor plans. Her kind personality and her professional demeanor made me look forward to our planning sessions and I was actually very sad that I wouldn't be in regular contact with her after the wedding was over. Kerri has a true gift for coordination and she is committed to giving you a no-stress wedding. Any problem or concern that I emailed her about, she responded with "I'll handle it" and that gave me such peace of mind for my wedding day. I truly trusted that no matter what unexpected thing happened on the wedding day, Kerri would be able to handle it and still make the wedding flawless. I can't thank her enough for making the wedding of my dreams turn into a reality. My guests told me over and over that this was the nicest wedding that they have ever been to and it would not have been possible without Kerri! If you're looking for a coordinator, please don't waste a minute looking elsewhere because Kerri is truly the best!
Reviewed On 10/29/2016 by Sarah T
Hiring The Proper Setting to help plan our wedding was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we made. Since we don't live in OBX, my parents and I were all planning from afar, and Kerri was the perfect person to help us make many of the decisio...
ns. Kerri was incredibly well organized and she made sure to keep us on track during the planning process. She was able to recommend some amazing vendors, all of which were just as great to work with as Kerri. Her great working relationships with all the vendors helped to shape the event into exactly what we envisioned. As the bride, I was expecting to be much more stressed out and frantic on my wedding day, but Kerri had everything under control and literally the only thing for me to do was get dressed. It made our weekend that much more enjoyable. Kerri was prepared for anything and everything on the day of the wedding, even to the point of sewing my dress back together when the clasp popped open. We were so lucky to have had her as part of such an amazing day. Thanks Kerri and the Proper Setting team!!! :)
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Veronica W
The words stress-free and wedding planning usually do not go hand in hand. But that is exactly what our experience was simply because of Kerri. When our daughter told us that the OBX was the place they chose to get married, since we are from ...
PA, my first thought was that we needed a wedding planner. From our very first conversation, Kerri knew what we were looking for even though we had no idea and assured us she'd find exactly what we wanted. And, oh, she did that and SO MUCH MORE. And Kerri brought it all together with absolutely no stress. I know that reading this that you may not believe it but it is the total truth and I told her this time and time again throughout our time together. We did have to worry about a thing. Kerri took care of it all. If we ran into a glitch, I would tell my daughter to just email Kerri and the next thing we knew, there was an email back saying that it was taken care of. And I quickly realized I didn't even need to ask how it was taken care of because I learned very quickly that "taken care of" meant taken care of the best way possible so no need to even put thought or concern into it. Kerri connected us with some awesome vendors and definitely connected us with the ones that were perfect for us. We LOVED them all. But all of that said, the real testimony was, of course, the wedding day itself. The day of the rehearsal when Tropical Storm Julia was announced to be visiting the OBX, Kerri reassured us that if at any way possible, our daughter's outdoor wedding would happen and if that just couldn't happen, she had a Plan B, C and D. And this was the true test of the stress-free wedding that I was talking about. Here we were facing a tropical storm and Kerri was totally calm, cool and collective and she hugged my daughter and assured her that she was 100% in control of whatever came our way and would take care of it. And that is EXACTLY what she did. She worked with the decorator to set up Plan B for the reception (which turned out perfect) and she told us that she was getting our daughter and her fiancé married on that dock, out in the middle of the sound, if there was any way possible. We braced for the worst and got the best!!! Despite a huge storm the night before the wedding, we had a perfect wedding day and Kerri's positively calming voice and professional, caring approach with everything seriously made us relaxed about everything that was happening around us. As the mother of the bride, I never expected to enjoy my daughter's wedding the way that I did because when hosting an event I am usually concerned with details and making sure that everyone has what they need. Because we chose Kerri, the most amazing wedding planner in the OBX, I enjoyed EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of my daughter's wedding and reception and didn't have to give the tiniest thought to anything that was happening around us because I knew that Kerri had it "taken care of" in a way that only Kerri can do. Thank you, Kerri, for allowing us to hear our daughter and son-in-law tell us that their wedding was absolutely everything that they wanted and that they wouldn't have changed one thing. And thank you for allowing my husband and I to enjoy the day (and the planning) without a care. You are truly THE BEST at what you do!!!! And we will be forever thankful that we chose you (and we made our choice simply based on your reviews so that it why I found it so important to let others know how awesome you are)!
Reviewed On 10/21/2016 by Fran T
We started the planning process for our daughter's OBX wedding interviewing several event planners. Our last interview was with Kerri Catino-Nason. I sure wish we started with her because she just blew us away with her simple yet extremely prof...
essional presentation. From the outset, Kerri offered suggestions and ideas we had not considered and this was even before we formally engaged her services.
It quickly became apparent to us that we made the right decision. Whenever we spoke to a potential vendor during the early stages of the process, we were asked "who is your planner?". When we would simply respond Kerri without mentioning her last name or her company name, the vendors all responded with a smile and the statement "she's the best!"
Every bit of advice was spot-on. Her vendor recommendations always came with choices and pros and cons about each. When issues arose, she provided sound guidance.
As the big day approached, Kerri actually moved to an even higher level. Her organization and coordination of all of the vendors left my wife and I the time to really enjoy ourselves and our daughter's wedding rather than worry when and how things will get done. Kerri and her assistant Mary worked tirelessly that day, on-site for over 12 hours, ensuring all went as planned. A couple of situations arose that could have been quite problematic but Kerri very quietly and effectively resolved them.
Without question, I strongly encourage you to start your search with Kerri; you won't need to go any further!
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Emily D
The proper setting did a wonderful job with assisting my husband and I plan our wedding. Kerri provided us with a very helpful timeline of what we should be doing and by what date we needed things done. Kerri guided us through the sometimes str...
essful process of planning a wedding but Kerri made it easy! Kerri had a list of all the vendors we would need for the wedding day. All of the vendors she recommended daily d an amazing job. The day of the wedding Kerri set everything up and all I had to do was sit back and get my make up done. That day I had no worries. I would highly recommend the proper setting to anyone looking to get married in the OBX. Outstanding service!
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Jessica B
My husband and I got engaged in Spring of 2015. We immediately knew that we wanted to have a beach wedding and were drawn to the Outer Banks. We began looking for our venue immediately and quickly learned that if you want to get married in a ho...
use on the beach you have to act quick. Fortunately we found our dream home/ venue. Shortly after we were told that we had to talk with Kerri, a wedding planner in the OBX from friends who had an idea of getting married down there but ultimately went down another path. I received her information from our friend and quickly contacted her. My husband and I set up a conference call with her for later on in the week. Upon the first five minutes of speaking with Kerri I felt upbeat, excited about my wedding and put at ease about the entire process. Both of us knew right away that we would be booking with her. We booked with Kerri about a year and a half away from our actual date. She immediately provided us with time lines of when we should be doing what and a general plan. We had monthly calls and email communication that we genuinely looked forward to. Kerri wanted to know more about us as a couple and individuals to help us plan our wedding and to help us understand who the best vendors were for us. We live in DC and trust me when I imagined planning a wedding in the OBX I saw dollar signs and multiple trips down to coordinate everything. We only made ONE TRIP during that entire year and a half. In that time Kerri organized our cake tasting, 3 catering tastings, meetings with our officiant and a visit to the house. We never questioned if working with Kerri was a good fit for us but trust me the fact that we only had to haul down there once was a huge help on our budget, time and sanity. The overall process was seamless and truly enjoyable. She worked with us to create a budget highlighting what we had described as being important for our event. She constantly kept us in check with what our vision was and what was truly important about us for our day. She constantly went above and beyond wit h communications with our vendors, organizing our contracts, receiving multiple shipments of things needed for the event and just being the anchor of our wedding. Each of our vendors that Kerri helped us choose were remarkable people and provided remarkable services. Kerri has truly become a part of our new family and we now look forward to our trips down to the OBX to relive the memories of our wedding and to visit our new OBX family. Thank you Kerri and The Proper Setting for giving us the wedding of our dreams and being incredible people every step of the way.
Reviewed On 10/19/2016 by Mallory T
Kerri is wonderful, professional, hard working, experienced, kind, punctual and a great listener all of which help to make her an EXTRAORDINARY wedding planner!
If you find yourself shopping around for a planner let me save you the time and e...
ffort - you will NOT regret choosing The Proper Setting. I cannot say it enough that Kerri is the most amazing wedding planner. The money you will spend is nothing in comparison to the stress and work that Kerri takes off of your plate as a bride. I was super involved in the planning process and Kerri was very supportive and we worked together perfectly as a team!
From day one Kerri assisted in the wedding planning process. She was amazing during this process and totally understood my vision and worked with me to make our wedding so special. When we had a vendor back out during the planning process she quickly found a solution (which was even better than our original). We knew six months before our wedding that we had chosen the best wedding planner on the Outer Banks!
For our October wedding at Festival Park in Manteo, NC she and her team did a phenomenal job. With close to 300 guests Kerri and her team made our huge wedding a smooth and enjoyable event. It was amazing and I give all credit for the success of the event to The Proper Setting!
Reviewed On 10/07/2016 by Kelly F
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Kerri and her team! We planned a wedding on the Outer Banks from the Washington, DC area and I am confident we never would have been able to pull it off without her help! She introduced us...
to some of the most amazing vendors and expertly helped us navigate all the details of planning a destination wedding. Every single time I spoke with her, she had a way of putting my crazy bride mind at ease and putting me back on track and each time I walked away even more confident that we made the right decision in planning a destination wedding in such a magical location and I am 100% certain Kerri was instrumental in that process. And on the day of the wedding (and our rehearsal, which she helped with as well), she ran everything so expertly that literally I had to do was show up and enjoy every moment, knowing that Kerri and her team had everything under control and were executing my & my husband's vision exactly as we wanted it! It's been almost a month and I field comments daily from our family & friends about how perfect the wedding was and, more specifically, how amazing our planner was! We want to go back and do it all over again but I would never dream of doing this without Kerri! Seriously - you will NOT be sorry if you hire her - you'll only be sorry if you don't!
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by Sara K
Kerri and her team were incredible to work with. As a bride, I was overwhelmed by the multitude of choices available and everyone else's opinions. Kerri got to know my groom & I, and then curated vendor choices that were a perfect match to our ...
style and personalities. She kept us on budget and on schedule and gave us honest and useful guidance.
When it came to the wedding day itself, it was something extraordinary that we will remember forever. Since we've been back plenty of people have asked us, "Are you glad it's over?" And our answer is always the same "No! We'd love to do it again, it was the best day ever." And it really was- Everything was so beautiful, and we got to enjoy every minute of it, thanks to Kerri and her team.
It was as stress free as it could have been (aside from the stress we put on ourselves!). We had no idea what was going on behind the scenes- which left us truly able to enjoy everything about the day with all the people we love. Even when the rented generator died at the end of the night, Kerri was prepared with extension cords and jumped in to save the last hour of dancing, giving us a great story to share with our friends and family for years to come.
We loved working with Kerri, and seeing everything come together. The day was truly beyond our expectations. We were so lucky to have found her and are extremely grateful for her hard work, guidance, and expertise.
Reviewed On 9/22/2016 by Lauren E
Booking Kerri and The Proper Setting team was the best decision we made for our wedding day in the Outer Banks. When we decided to rent a large home for our destination wedding, I knew I would need someone help organize all the details and make...
the day run smoothly. Kerri did both of those things, and SO much more to make our day perfect. My husband and I spoke to many vendors at the OBX bridal convention, but after meeting Kerri we knew she was perfect. From the first time we met her she was happy, bubbly, SO knowledgeable, well-connected, and professional. Throughout the entire planning process she kept me organized, helped with selecting vendors, and essentially provided feedback for anything and everything I could think of. I honestly would have never thought of half of the things Kerri did to get ready and plan for the big day. She was simply amazing with everything- from my event order, to dinner menu, to day-of timeline. When the big day finally came our event home looked straight out of my Pinterest page. When a last minute rainstorm switched up our first few plans, Kerri handled the big changes with so much grace and poise. I can only imagine the craziness of changing everything last minute, and because of Kerri I barely noticed the entire switch up. She continued to keep everything running smoothly amid the weather chaos and I was not stressed for a minute the entire day. We had the most amazing day of our lives, and none of it would have been possible without her or The Proper Setting Team. They were worth every cent and ten times more. The Proper Setting will make your day perfect- rain or shine!
Reviewed On 9/14/2016 by Victoria W
I can't say enough wonderful things about Kerri at the Proper Setting. Everyone kept telling me she is the best and wow, they are right! Book her now, don't even think about it anymore. The best money you will spend on your wedding - she is wo...
rth every penny and more!
For a year she helped plan our dream wedding at our favorite outdoor spot and she worked around my ridiculous schedule, answered all my crazy questions, and didn't let me forget any important details even though I am not the most organized person. She has great connections and helped me choose all the best vendors based on what we were looking for (and they really were the best!). When the weather started looking threatening, we decided to have a spur of the moment casual secret ceremony a few days early with just our family at our special spot. Kerri dropped everything to be there with only an hour notice, and she even arranged for a wonderful photographer to meet us there! It was something I hadn't thought would be important at the time but I can't imagine not having photos to remember that special ceremony! Thank goodness she thinks of all the things I don't. She even watched the radar to find us the perfect time between rainclouds to walk down the aisle.
When hurricane/tropical storm Hermine decided to come through on our wedding day, she bent over backwards to change everything around at the last minute to make it happen at an indoor location she had kept in her back pocket. She somehow kept me sane the whole time. She pulled it off without me stressing about any of the complications that kept arising due to the storm with its scattered power outages, high winds, flooding, and downed trees. She allowed me to enjoy my wedding day but was by my side when she needed to communicate important changes or get an opinion. All my guests got there safely and we had a beautiful ceremony with the winds and ocean raging outside, followed by an awesome party no one will forget.
If I had to do anything differently, I would have bought her biggest package and let her do everything from the rental house to the rehearsal dinner, to all the meetings with the vendors, etc. She just knows her stuff and if you want it done right just let her do it! Everything I did myself I knew she would have done better. Kerri is experienced, organized, cool under pressure, and sharp as a tack. Best of all, she becomes a friend. Thank you so much Kerri!
Reviewed On 7/05/2016 by Wendy W
Mike and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Kerri.
Kerri, from The Proper Setting definitely made our wedding day/week event planning process stress free and smooth sailing! We are so blessed to have had Kerri as a wedd...
ing planner and organze both our events for the week leading up to our special day along with our wedding day!! Everything was beautiful and we received so many compliments on the week, day of the wedding and it was all because Kerri put everything together perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner, she knows what she is doing! I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding planner, and if I had to rate her from 1 to 10...it would be a 100!! Whenever we needed something or had a question, she always was responsive and quick! She was always professional. I was truly amazed by Kerri did it all flawlessly. She understood our vision and it turned out beautifully! Thank you so much again and I would highly recommend her to any engaged couple!!!
Wendy & Mike Baire
Reviewed On 11/08/2015 by Lauren G
Kerri was a wonderful wedding planner! She was very detail oriented and organized! Kerri always made sure to remind my husband and me that our wedding day was about us and made sure we got everything we wanted. She made our wedding perfect and ...
we highly recommend her for any event!
Reviewed On 11/08/2015 by Knottie82479405
I knew the moment I met Kerri that she was the right person for the job. Her organizational skills, diplomacy, creativity, knowledge of resources, responsiveness, energy, execution, calmness, and patience - all were superb. Some of our ideas...
were outside of the box and she managed to blend those with just the right touch of tradition. My daughter and her husband had the wedding of their dreams. So many guests told us it was the most wonderful wedding they had ever attended. I cannot imagine having done this without Kerri. She was perfect in every way.
Reviewed On 10/23/2015 by Adriana Z
Working together with Kerri and the Proper Setting was a great experience culminating in a storybook marvelous wedding. I was planning from afar and Kerri was always very responsive and resourceful, either answering my questions or helping me ...
to find the right vendor for my style and budget.
I can't say enough good things about how helpful she was from day one of working together, but her capabilities as a wedding planner, organizer, manager and therapist (!) really showed through a week out from our wedding date.
Synopsis: the wedding and ceremony were to be outside, the weather was getting worse and worse as the week progressed, I (the bride) was getting more and more distraught as it appeared more and more likely that all the meticulous planning might end up under water (literally, it rained everyday for a week.)
Kerri and the Proper Setting were amazing, we spoke everyday, talking through options, looking at alternatives, tweaking and adjusting. Kerri was at the site everyday before the wedding, inspecting the grounds, the tent, the possibilities for getting me to and from the reception site without my wedding dress getting muddy - you name it, she thought about it, came up with options and executed a solution.
Magically on the day of, 15 minutes before the ceremony, the skies cleared and everything was perfect. More perfect than I could have hoped or imagined - and much of that is due to Kerri and The Proper Setting.
Reviewed On 10/19/2015 by Susan H
Kerri was amazing. We couldn't have done it without her! She is worth every penny and more!!! As a bride I was relaxed and at ease knowing she was handling all of the details the day of and everything leading up to the wedding. She is so knowle...
dgeable and has the inside scoop to everything! She always has or will find a solution to every problem. Her team which includes Mary and Tony were extremely helpful as well! We are so happy with how everything turned out and none of it would have been possible without Kerri and The Proper Setting! Hire them immediately (they book up quickly) if you want the perfect event aka "The Proper Setting"!
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Knottie31162539
We recently celebrated our wedding in the OBX and it was fabulous beyond our wildest dreams. My husband and I currently live in Idaho, so when we began planning our wedding at my parents home in North Carolina, it was clear we could use more he...
lp. Kerri was recommended to us by Dorothy from Bells and Whistles. I was skeptical that having a wedding planner was necessary at first, but I quickly realized that Kerri is worth her weight in gold. She is honest and will give you solid advice throughout the process. She has excellent working relationships with local vendors and her recommendations were all fantastic. She considered our wishes seriously and was there for us 100% throughout the planning process. Kerri is super organized and dependable. She always responded promptly day or night, even weekends, holidays and in between. Kerri helped us plan for various weather scenarios, so even if the weather was going to be crazy we were comforted that we were as prepared for it as possible. She is flexible and has a great sense of humor. Kerri is awesome and I recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding in the Outerbanks.
Reviewed On 9/09/2015 by a member
I am the parent of the groom and i dont know what we would have done without Kerri. We had the wedding at the Black Stallion in corolla and Kerri helped the whole week. She handled everything and eliminated a lot of stress. her perserverance...
and patience were extraordinary.
The wedding itself was quite a production and it was perfect thanks to kerri.
Reviewed On 8/25/2015 by Knottie14129807
My biggest fear in wedding planning was - forgive me O Industry - the Wedding Industrial Complex. Would we be pushed to spend more money than we had budgeted? To be more glamorous than felt authentic to our personal style?
I am happy to rep...
ort that every vendor I met was professional and in no way pushy. Kerri, especially, was everything I wanted and nothing I feared. I called her up for an informational interview to see whether we could use a day-of coordinator, and she immediately rattled off several things I never would have thought of, and dispensed immediate advice. I thought, I need her!! And I am so glad we had her help leading up to and on our wedding day!
Kerri had so much poise, rolling with last-minute changes, making fast decisions when they needed to be made, and was always ready with a smile and a witty remark to keep the day light and fun.
Kerri went above and beyond her official role, offering advice on ceremony order, recommending inexpensive vendor options, reassuring me "pshh! no you don't need that! don't let anyone talk you in to that!" and being an all-around amazingly chill Outer Banks representative.
Thank you Kerri!
Reviewed On 7/29/2015 by Katie R
Kerri is the BEST and an absolute necessity if you are planning a wedding on the Outer Banks. We were married at the Sanderling in June and planned the wedding from Chicago / DC, which could have been VERY stressful, but with Kerri's help, eve...
rything was a breeze! She is incredibly on top of things and responsive to questions / requests, but at the same time has a laid-back personality that puts you at ease. She helped with EVERYTHING, including a family party the week before the wedding (catering, decorations, etc.), recommending and connecting us with AMAZING vendors in the area (band, dessert, photographer, decorator, shuttles from the airport and during the wedding weekend), keeping details / bills in order for all these different vendors, answering all the questions we had, and of course, being there helping with anything and everything on the wedding day! We could not recommend Kerri enough, no matter where you are getting married in the Outer Banks (including the Sanderling) or how much wedding planning you think you need (from just handling a few details, to planning an entire wedding from scratch). She made wedding planning so easy and fun for me, my husband, and especially my mom (who mentioned several times that hiring Kerri was by far the best investment we ever made, and I couldn't agree more). Thank you Kerri!!!!
-Katie, Joe, and Marcy
Reviewed On 7/28/2015 by Knottie40204800
Booking The Proper Setting for our wedding was the best planning decision that we made! Kerri (the owner) worked directly with us to ensure that our big day was perfect. She went above and beyond to work out every little detail so that we coul...
d relax and enjoy our wedding. She is responsive, organized and very personable. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about her! I will miss working with her, now that our wedding is over!
Reviewed On 6/19/2015 by Knottie06125177
Folks, if you're looking for a wedding planner, PLEASE look no further than The Proper Setting, LLC (Kerri Catino-Nason). My husband (whoo hoo!!) and I can honestly say our wedding day would not have been as amazing as it was without Kerri! Ker...
ri's vendor recommendations fell in line with our vision of our wedding. Am I gushing? You bet! Just being able to relax knowing everything was being taken care of was PRICELESS!!! Our wedding guests, families and friends--every one of them--talked about how great, professional and kind Kerri was. Not only can we recommend Kerri, we now call her friend! Congratulations to all who hire Kerri (The Proper Setting, LLC)!!!!
Reviewed On 6/09/2015 by Knottie84417960
Our choice of The Proper Setting for wedding planning could not have been better. Without doubt, our investment in Kerri’s experience was the wisest choice of all of our wedding expenditures. She directed us to solid vendors and helped us overc...
ome major challenges at our very large event home venue. Her knowledge saved us expenses several times her fee – on a very short timeline.
As with any destination wedding you're going to want someone familiar with the area. The Proper Setting hits it out of the park in this respect. You will find Kerri’s connections to be invaluable – she knows everyone and everything you’ll need to create your special day on the Outer Banks.
Reviewed On 6/03/2015 by Knottie00058499
We booked Kerri before we even booked our venue! From the start, we knew that she was the perfect asset to our long distance wedding planning! She was beyond supportive of all our needs and wants and made it all happen while working with us acr...
oss the miles & time difference! Her rapport with the local vendor community was awesome and she really helped us stay on track throughout the process. Unfazed in any challenge, Kerri pulled through for us and was always the calm, rationale voice we needed!
On the day of she was beyond amazing - with everything under control and all ran smoothly! She helped make our day one to remember and the wedding wouldn't have been the same without her!! Sharing our deepest thanks & appreciation to Kerri & the Proper Setting team!!
Reviewed On 5/28/2015 by Jaime B
Working with Kerri was a wonderful experience. We had a great feeling when we first met her. She put us right at ease and really showed how well she knows the wedding industry in the Outer Banks. We had been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of ...
wedding vendors in the Outer Banks and were having a hard time trying to narrow down our options. Kerri listened to what we were looking for, seemed to know right away the vibe we wanted for our wedding and made excellent vendor suggestions. She was also very conscious of helping us stick within out budget with her vendor suggestions.
Kerri was very organized and thorough, and made the entire wedding planning process so much smoother than I’m sure it would have gone without her help. The day of the wedding Kerri also did an amazing job from organizing the vendors to completely making my vision come true. She really took the pressure off and we were able to truly enjoy our day knowing Kerri had everything under control.
I would fully recommend Kerri as a planner for weddings or any other event! It was an absolute pleasure working with her!
Reviewed On 5/04/2015 by McKenzie W
Kerri was amazing to work with in planning my daughter's wedding! I went from thinking I could plan a wedding myself, to thanking her every day for being there and guiding me through a very complicated process! She is so organized and respons...
ive to our ideas and wishes. We laughed together and cried together! Kerri was the one professional I could not have done without! And the wedding day was perfection thanks to her!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Knottie63663940
First I would love to thank Keri and her team at Proper Settings for my daughters dream wedding. That was the best thing we did for my daughter and ourselves for planning, rehearsal and the big day. Keri thought of everything and if there were ...
any problem I knew after it was handle.
Reviewed On 10/26/2014 by Melissa M
Thank you Kerri and The Proper Setting for making our big day perfect!
Reviewed On 10/26/2014 by Melissa M
We are so happy we chose to use The Proper Setting for our big day! We picked a remote 4x4 house for our wedding and I couldn't have done it without Kerri's help.
While planning Kerri was always accessible, friendly, knowledgeable and under...
standing. She worked with my vendors to make sure every detail was perfect. We didn't have to lift a finger on our big day.
My sister got engaged after the wedding was over and shortly after whispered to me "I wish Kerri could plan my wedding in New York".
The wedding went flawlessly and I wouldn't change one detail. Thank you The Proper Setting to a night I will never forget!
Reviewed On 10/08/2014 by Guy R
My husband wrote this review:
Kerri was fantastic throughout the whole wedding planning process. My wife and I planned our wedding in OBX for out of state. We just had our wedding and we couldn't be happier with how it went. We both credit ...
Kerri for a lot of it's success.
From the beginning Kerri was organized, supportive, and gave great advice. She provided a thorough month to month timeline that kept us on track, which kept us from missing things or getting overwhelmed during the planning process. She knows all the vendors, and has a good working relationship with all the top vendors in the area. Every vendor we worked with was happy we had such a good planner, and knew the event would run smooth with Kerri's guidance.
During the planning process she worked hard to give us the wedding we wanted, was never judgmental of our choices, kept us on track with regular calls and email updates, and was our advocate for us when dealing with our vendors. We never would have been able to keep everything on track without her on board.
Perhaps the most glowing thing I can say about Kerri is that she kept my wife sane during the planning process. She is worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/06/2014 by Tricia H
We are so blessed to have used The Proper Setting! Kerri and her staff were amazing, so say the least! Every detail was perfect! Kerri is organized was a true miracle worker for us, as our wedding was a destination event. Thank you, Kerri, ...
for all your hard work and for helping us have the perfect wedding!
Reviewed On 10/01/2014 by Knottie61739355
My daughter and her husband were married at a courthouse in San Diego California when he was stationed in the Marines. He was then deployed for 8 months and she moved back home to Pennsylvania. She had always talked about getting married on the...
beach.(We drove to the beach after the courthouse wedding and took pictures, but it wasn't the same thing!) It was Kevin's and her idea of a dream wedding. I decided to rent a house in the Outer Banks this summer for a family vacation. My other daughter commented on hearing about lovely weddings at the Outer Banks, but the house we rented was on the 4x4 area and not accessible for vendors/guests. The idea had taken seed though, so we got on line to look up places and decided we needed a wedding planner. The dream wedding (renewal of vows) was now in full swing. We found Keri Catino-Nelson and The Proper Setting on line. We read the reviews about her business and emailed her. She responded and we liked her immediately. We set up a phone conversation and hired her. The entire wedding planning was done through phone calls, emails and Keri's absolute attention to details.We had never been to the Outer Banks, let alone were familiar with venues and vendors. Keri was a gem with wonderful suggestions. We never saw the venue until we arrived the day before the wedding (although we had seen their website and were impressed). We never met the vendors until the day before and/or the day of the wedding. Yet, the wedding and reception couldn't have been more perfect if we had lived right in Corolla NC. Keri was absolutely delightful and easy to work with. She was so detailed and kept us informed of all decision making and progress. She made sure we were in contact with the vendors she recommended, who were also absolutely wonderful to work with. It was such a pleasure to meet her in person, yet we felt we already knew her through all the contacts. She is EXTREMELY ORGANISED, pays attention to EVERY DETAIL and is so friendly and personable. We were very very blessed to have her be our wedding planner and create the perfect dream wedding at the Outer Banks. We recommend her with the highest regard! She and her business are fantastic.
Oh.... my daughter is probably one of the few brides in America to get married and have pictures taken (to the same man no less) by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Thanks to Keri, her dreams came true!
Reviewed On 10/01/2014 by Krista P
All I have to say is WOW! We weren't sure we would want to hire a day-of wedding coordinator, but now we couldn't be happier we did, and we are so happy we were lucky enough to have Kerri and her team there for our big day. From the first time ...
we spoke on the phone, we instantly connected, and I knew she was the right person for the job. She is incredibly organized and on top of everything, and genuinely cares about you and your best interests. She wants you to have an amazing day, and as other brides stated, she feels like yours is the only wedding in the world.
Kerri was an absolute pleasure to work with, incredibly sweet and super professional. Leading up to the wedding she helped me coordinate details, and communicate with vendors to be sure we didn't forget anything. She put together our entire wedding day schedule, confirmed vendors a week out, and handled our rehearsal run through as well. She answered all of my emails very quickly, with lots of helpful suggestions and resources, and kept me focused on the important things in the planning process.
But she really shined the day of the wedding. She was the perfect person on our big day to help keep the day running smoothly, coordinate our vendors, chorale guests, keep my husband and I calm, and make sure everything went well. I am floored at what an amazing job she did for us, and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else there on our big day. She knows all of the local vendors, which is very helpful especially if you are planning from afar, and she made so many great suggestions from all of her years of experience in the business. Most importantly my husband and I could completely relax on our big day, soak it all in, and enjoy our awesome party! I can't say enough good things about Kerri and her team, and my advice for anyone planning a wedding on the outer banks is to book KERRI and do it soon! You'll be incredibly happy you did!!!!
Reviewed On 9/22/2014 by Knottie93580874
If you plan on having your wedding at the Outer Banks I highly recommend Kerri at The Proper Setting LLC. She was always accessible (even had a conference call with us at 7:00 a.m. and on nights and weekends). She was very knowledgeable about...
the locations, vendors, and price points. With how competitive it is to find a venue you love at the right price, she would be an asset to removing huge amounts of stress that go into planning a wedding.
Reviewed On 9/04/2014 by cosmosmom1
Kerri was amazing! She helped us plan a small ceremony and reception at a house in Hatteras Village. During the planning time, we were also dealing with a cross country move from Virginia to Arizona. She was a huge help keeping us on track, ...
and helping us find vendors that she knew well and trusted, and would fit exactly what we were looking for. We planned a ceremony at the beach and a reception around the pool. On the big day, the weather decided not to cooperate as it started pouring with no sign of letting up. Kerri was on top of everything – she even had a weather radar app on her phone – and quickly changed gears to have the ceremony and reception inside the house. Everything was reconfigured perfectly with no issues, and looked amazing. Our guests all commented on how great everything looked inside the house, and how wonderful she was. I would highly recommend her for your wedding – it was clear that she really cares about her job and her clients. The vendors that she recommended were great as well, and you could tell they had worked together many times before, which resulted in everything flowing even more smoothly. We had a wonderful wedding and reception, and cannot think of any way it could have been better. Thanks Kerri!!
Reviewed On 7/07/2014 by Amy R
Hiring Kerri as our wedding coordinator was the best decision we made during the planning process! From the very beginning, we knew we had the right person to take care of us. After our first meeting, we actually cancelled meetings we had lined...
up with 2 other planners when we got back into the car!
During the planning process, Kerri was always a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. We valued her opinion, not just because of her profession, but because she genuinely cared for our best interest.
Kerri's list of vendors was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better group. Almost all correspondences went through Kerri directly, which saved us hours of interviewing, researching, and communicating with the vendors. With our busy work schedules, this was a HUGE PLUS for us.
We had to travel over 7 hours to the Outer Banks for our wedding but even if we had it in our backyard, there's no doubt in our mind we would want Kerri to plan it! We are forever grateful to Kerri and her team!
Reviewed On 7/01/2014 by Tara B
I worked with Kerri from The Proper Setting for over a year on the details of our June 21, 2014 wedding. My family and I honestly feel like this was the absolute BEST money that we could have spent, investing in Kerri and The Proper Settings se...
rvices. From the time that we hired Kerri to be our coordinator we felt at ease. I can honestly say that I did not feel any stress through the entire wedding planning process due to the amount of trust I had in Kerri and her team. Not only did she do a wonderful job on everything that she provided us, but she was able to point us in the direction of best vendors that the Outer Banks offers! I would highly, HIGHLY, recommend The Proper Setting to any couple looking to be at ease during their wedding planning.
Reviewed On 5/08/2014 by Caitlin Y
Kerri was a fabulous wedding planner and was on top of everything! Every time I had a problem I called her and she fixed it within the hour. My wedding went flawlessly and it was all because of Kerri and her staff.
Reviewed On 1/21/2014 by Kimberly K
Prior to calling, I had read numerous reviews on local wedding planners and The Proper Setting came out on top. I spoke to Kerri and immediately liked her bubbly and engaging personality. She appeared genuinely excited by our wedding and I felt...
like I was speaking to my best girl friend.
Throughout the next 19 months, we communicated via phone calls, meetings and emails. She was as detailed oriented as I had hoped - never omitting anything, always on top of her tasks and my to-do lists. Her dedication to our wedding was nothing less than exceptional. She didn't blink when I asked her to hang my 20 strands of folded origami cranes at the reception venue. She offered us use of her house as storage for the many candles, lanterns, ceremony accessories and other things we were compiling. The week of our wedding, she handled two nasty vendor situations with grace and patience, keeping her composure and smile in tact.
Kerri made me feel as if I were her only client and that no other wedding took precedence over mine ... And that's what every bride wants.
Day of the Wedding:
The day of our wedding, Kerri spent the entire day hanging my cranes, setting up our tables, precisely laying out the miniature lanterns used for guest seating. She kept me in the loop and forwarded pictures of the reception space, via text message. We didn't have a rehearsal, but it didn't matter - Kerri successfully guided everyone to their proper places during the ceremony. She carefully orchestrated all of our vendors, our guests, my wedding party. She was a Godsend and I couldn't have had a more perfect day, without her.
Kerri was amazing to work with - just absolutely perfect. I can't boast about her enough and I wish her, and the Proper Setting, tremendous success.
Reviewed On 12/14/2012 by Jenn W
Nannette and Kerri were absolutely fabulous. I planned a fairly large wedding in 4 months and Nannette had solid recommendations on what the best vendor to use was, every step of the way. She was also great at focusing us on what was importan...
t, and she has the patience of a saint! She listened to all the creative last minute ideas I had and worked with me to make them all happen. Kerri helped us also and we all (including my family) really liked her!
Reviewed On 11/19/2012 by Alexandra Carin Fortuna F
Without The Proper Setting, our wedding would not have been the same. Working with Kerri throughout the wedding planning process was a true pleasure. She is extremely organized, thoughtful, professional, honest, and the list goes on and on. Ker...
ri truly made our wedding perfect. Trying to plan an OBX wedding from Boston could have had its challenges, but with Kerri, it truly felt like a breeze. I would recommend Kerri to local OBX brides and those planning a destination wedding! THANK YOU Kerri for being more than we could have ever dreamed of!
Reviewed On 10/23/2012 by Elizabeth A
Kerri at the proper setting was a lifesaver during my the planning and execution of my dream wedding. I was fortunate enough to talk with Kerri on my first trip down to the Outer Banks, and she was friendly, helpful and honest before I even hi...
red her. I was THRILLED that she was available for my wedding. Kerri took the time to get to know me and really listened to the things that were important to my husband and I for our wedding. She truly cares about making the event representative of what you want. Additionally, Kerri is extremely knowledgable about the vendors in the area. As an out of town bride, I needed someone to make strong recommendations about each vendor, and I was thrilled with every one. Kerri even took the time to set up a schedule of meetings on a weekend that I went down to the beach - we were able to sign contracts and secure all of our vendors in that one weekend. Being far away can be a nerve-wracking experience, and having a planner you trust is an absolute necessity. Kerri is your girl! She became not only a wedding planner, but a confidant and friend, and I was lucky to have found her! The wedding itself was absolutely marvelous and everything we wanted. She even managed to keep all the snags behind the scenes so I didn't know about anything and was able to enjoy my day. She is a lovely person, a knowledgable planner and a professional any bride would be lucky to work with. I highly recommend the proper setting and Kerri!
Reviewed On 10/11/2012 by Melissa P
I thought I could plan my beach wedding myself, but it became too overwhelming since I live 3 hours from the Outer Banks, NC. She is well known by all the vendors, caterers, EVERYONE! She also hosted the OBX Bridal show, which was amazing! My w...
edding wouldn't have been 1/4 as wonderful without her!
Reviewed On 6/05/2011 by Lauren W
I worked with Kerri at The Proper Setting during my wedding planning process. She was an absolute life saver to me!By far, the best money spent on my wedding!
Reviewed On 2/14/2009 by eva c
Our wedding would not have happened had it been for Nannette! She was so great at handling the details and just making my vision for the day come true!! And she knew exactly how to handle my (many) freakouts!!!