What's month-of coordination (& why this "wedding fairy coordinator goddess" makes it SO easy!)

We introduced you to one of our event planning besties, Stephanie Gatton Events, last year and you guys made it your business to book her. Offbeat couples figured her background in stage managing and top-notch organizational skills would take their wedding planning to epic levels, and THEY DID.

With another year of planning kick-ass weddings under her belt (making it 10+ years total!), Stephanie has only gotten better. Let's see what she's been up to in the New York area (and WAY beyond!). (Hint: it's got a lot to do with month-of coordination AND a discount for you!)

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Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.

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I'm a wedding planner who eloped and I don't regret it at all

At first, I was thinking of inviting family, friends, out-of-town relatives — you know, the typical thoughts that run through some people's head after a proposal. Then, I had a totally unexpected idea. Why don't we elope? I was at the time of my life where I didn't care to spend a ton of money on a wedding and I had no desire to. But what do my wedding planning couples think now?

When you need the most offbeat-friendly wedding planner, Maven Macaw Events is your jam

Our wedding planning genius pal Beca Oliveira has been planning real weddings for offbeat couples since 2009 (and planning them even longer in her head!). The thing about a wedding planner is that they HAVE to understand you and your vision. If they don't, it can be a total mismatch. That's why we LURVE seeing how weddings from Beca's event planning company, Maven Macaw Events, turn out. They're always the events you wish you had attended.

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5 butt-saving reasons I need my wedding planner

Turns out wedding planners just have all this outside-of-the-box knowledge that EVEN WORKING ON A WEDDING BLOG doesn't give you.

Fortunately I'm not in Full Panic Mode, because I did the number one thing I advise everyone to do: I got myself a wedding planner, and it's the best best best thing I did. Here's why…