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Katie is a wedding and event planner & coordinator, helping busy women host their dream events!  All the while, helping them be free of stress and full of joy.  

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event tips & tricks

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What Order Should I Book my Vendors In?

How to write the perfect wedding speech

Why Hire a Day-of Coordinator?

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Minnesota Wedding Planner and Coordinator Katie Gibbons Wedding Day Emergency Kit

I’m going to tell you every item that you need to have in your Wedding Day Emergency Kit, and then some! Trust me, you’re about to feel like Mary Poppins and her bag of wonders.   Whether your a bride, a mother of the bride, a maid of honor, a bridesmaid, or a personal attendant- you’re […]

Maid of honor giving wedding speech or wedding toast

A “Congratulations!!!” is in order!  You’ve been selected as your bestie’s MOH (Maid of Honor)!!  Which is all sunshine, confetti, and champagne, until you realize that you will now be responsible for standing up in front of 200+ strangers and giving a wedding speech…. *gulp* So, What SHOULD your speech or toast contain in it? […]

Wedding Vendors

So, you’re engaged (YAY!!) and you’re ready to tackle your wedding planning (WOOHOO!!).  But where to start?!  This brings on the question- What Order Should I Book my Wedding Vendors In? Welp, from an experienced wedding planner and coordinator, here’s what I would do. Before booking anyone- decide on a budget.  Who is paying/contributing, and […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner

What’s Your Why? Why do you do what you?  Is it because other people expect you to?  Or you feel an obligation?  Is it just a financial means to an end? Are you passionate about what you do?  Do you feel connected to other people, or to God when you do it?  Do you have […]

Midwest Winter Wedding Photo

Upon wrapping up the last wedding of 2020, I won’t pretend that things have been all sunshine and rainbows.  Things this past year, especially in the wedding world, have been HARD.  You know what I’m talking about! But, in the midst of those trials, I can’t ignore the beauty and unexpected blessings that have occurred.  […]

Wedding Playlist Getting Ready on Wedding Day

Picture this- It’s 8am on your wedding day.  You and your best girls are piling out of the car, starbies in the trolly, and galloping up to your fabulous “Getting Ready suite”!  You’ve got OJ and champagne in hand, all the curling irons, make up bags, and color-coordinated robes with fuzzy slippers to complete your […]

Downtown Des Moines Wedding Couple

WOOOOWEEEE do I have a treat for you guys!  I am (finally) getting around to writing up a blog post on the exquisite Downtown Des Moines wedding that I coordinated near the end of this summer.  It’s a stunner- just like its couple! The Bride Maddie, my bride, first reached out to me over Instagram.  […]

wedding day-of coordinator

Why should you hired a wedding Day-of coordinator? I was going to be clever with this post.  But you know what?  This is really really simple. You should hire a day-of coordinator for your wedding so that you (and your groom, and your mom, and your besties) actually get to enjoy your wedding day. I […]

iowa wedding planner

You’re engaged!! CONGRATS!  Now you get to plan your very own wedding!  Or, if you want to significantly reduce the amount of overwhelm and stress you’re bound to feel, you get to choose a wedding planner to help you create your dream day!! Obviously, I’m a huge proponent of hiring a wedding planner to help […]

Every girl’s favorite P-word: Pinterest.   I know, I know, cue the angelic singing with a tiny stream of white light shining through a break in the clouds.  You know it, you love it, you pin all of it.   And wedding planning pinning?  HECK YES.  This is what dreams are made of!  Really, Pinterest […]

hey y'all! I'm katie

Categories

Katie is a wedding and event planner & coordinator, helping busy women host their dream events!  All the while, helping them be free of stress and full of joy.  

wedding planning

personal

event tips & tricks

popular posts

What Order Should I Book my Vendors In?

How to write the perfect wedding speech

Why Hire a Day-of Coordinator?

scoop

get the 

Browse our various blog posts below. Have a question that isn't answered?  Click on over to the contact page and ask me!  You'll get a direct response within 48 hours!

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