A Lively Event is a wedding coordination/planner partying all over the East Coast and beyond. Founder Katie Hamuka will work hard to bring your wedding visions to life through detailed planning, friendly interactions and fierce business negotiations. The team at A Lively Event creates a wedding that reflects your personality and desires for your wedding day!
The team at A Lively Event offer Full Planning, Partial Planning, Month-of Coordination, and Wedding Day Management; a slightly more friendly and in-depth choice than day-of coordination. They help make sure all of your wedding details come together smoothly for any type of wedding. We offer the following services for your wedding:
The wedding planners work in the Albany, Saratoga, Lake George, Hudson Valley, The Adirondacks, The Berkshires and Long Island. They also travel for destination weddings.
32 Reviews for A Lively Event
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Taylor Barnes Lord · Married on 09/14/2019
Weekend Coordinator Hero!
Katie was an incredible weekend coordinator! A couple of traits stood out to me:
1) We wanted a funky, fun, and unstuffy summer camp wedding weekend. I so appreciated the Katie always got this vision and didn’t try to force ideas on us that weren’t aligned.
2) My husband and I both have big, loud, and opinionated families. Katie kept the peace masterfully and shielded us from SO MUCH the whole weekend. I literally didn’t have to deal with any family drama and that is priceless.
3) Even though I’m a fairly detail oriented person, I forgot to do some pretty big things day of (I blame stress and lack of sleep!) Katie and her team stepped in masterfully to do things like finishing the name cards for tables that I had TOTALLY forgotten about and they did it with a smile.
If you feel like you’re organized enough to have a wedding without a coordinator or planner, trust me - you aren’t. Especially if you have a funky wedding that folks aren’t used to! Katie and her team were all smiles all weekend and I highly recommend a Lively Event!Sent on 11/13/2019
Kait Ross · Getting married on 03/06/2022
Made Our Wedding Happen!
Katie was brought in last minute when we had to change our plans due to COVID. The changes happened quickly in order for us to still get married on the date we planned while abiding by NYS regulations. We had to switch venues and had to elopement to keep our original date.Sent on 09/24/2020
The venue hired Katie to help coordinate all of the logistics to make sure everything went smoothly. Katie listened to everything we were trying to accomplish in a short turnaround. She also made sure that all of the touches we had for our original plans with a large group were implemented so we could still enjoy the personalization we wanted. And of course, it rained, but Katie made sure I didn't have to worry about changing from outside to inside.
I recommend Katie 110%. You will not be disappointed! She is also so kind, fun, and made us feel so special on our big day.
Chris Torncello · Getting married on 05/06/2021
Katie was amazing!
Hiring Katie was the smartest decision we made during the wedding planning process. After handling the majority of preplanning, we chose to hire Katie so that we could actually enjoy the day and not be stressed about making sure all the details were done correctly. She more than met our expectations and we had a perfect day! Thank you Katie!!Sent on 02/18/2020
Team of A Lively Event
Owner/ Lead Coordinator
Hi, I’m Katie!
I started my own event planning business sitting in my mom’s living room. It started with planning my son's birthday party and has rapidly grown. I had an amazing support team which included my mom and my son! With their love and support, I went back to college graduated with my Associate degree, the best part of recieving my degree was having my son handed over the wall at HVCC so that he could walk out the rest of the way with me. I decided event planning was the way I wanted to go went back to school to become a Certified Wedding Planner. In May of 2016, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelors degree in Event Management, having my son in the audience watching me, was the best part of it. I love being able to show him you can do anything you set your mind to.
I am so happy to do what I love for a living and thankful for every event that I have been a part of and for all of the new friends I have made along the way. I hope this has given you a little insight into my passion and heart. If you'd like to know more, please do not hesitate to ask.
I look forward to seeing how I can coordinate an "A Lively Event" for you!
Katie from A Lively Event is truly amazing! She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are taken care of. She also makes sure to check on the vendors she is working with to make sure they are okay and see if they need anything. Katie is so easy to work with and we love working with her.
Katie and her team are PROS at their work... they will plan and execute every detail to ensure that your day is as perfect as you always dreamed! They're a joy to work with and I would highly recommend their service to anybody!!
A Lively Event is amazing to work and collaborate with. She is point on with ideas and figuring things out. She keeps everything flowing and is so nice and professional. She's always there to answer questions about any wedding or planning topic. I highly recommend!