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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!

Services Offered
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:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event coordination
  • Event design
  • Guest list management
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists


Areas Covered
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.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,300

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$4,250

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1
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Tiffany K. Married on 10/14/2023
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Our Happily Ever After

From our very first phone call I knew that Katie and I were going to get along well. Even though I'm fairly organized our day had a lot of moving parts and I knew that I needed some extra help to make it everything that we wanted it to be. Katie helped me keep everything organized and was always there to answer my questions when I ran into a problem in our planning. In the final weeks leading up to our wedding she made sure that all our other vendors were on the same page and that every detail was covered. On our wedding day she was calm, cool and collected and made sure any bumps were handled and unnoticed by my husband and I. We had the most amazing day ever and Katie was a huge part of that. Katie is incredibly sweet, easy to talk to, resourceful and down to earth. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Kathryn
Kathryn S. Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely the best!

Katie and her team are the absolute best! After my daughter and her fianc茅 picked their date and venue, we knew we wanted a wedding planner to help with the rest. We interviewed different planners, but loved Katie鈥檚 warmth and her down to earth approach. After hiring Katie, we never looked back. She helped us picked an amazing team of vendors that made the wedding perfect. She is so easy to work with and was always giving us tips on things we never even thought of. That day she was a rock star! Keeping us calm between the rain drops and presenting great alternates for plans B and C. My friends and family were so impressed with Katie and how she pulled everything together so wonderfully. Thank you a million times over, Katie! From the Seely and O鈥橳oole Families
Angelina
Angelina G. Married on 05/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Katie!

I don't even know where to begin! In my first consultation with Katie she helped me choose the right planning package for my needs. We talked about what I wanted help with and she didn't try to oversell me. I booked Katie as my month of coordinator but she was there for me throughout the entire process as needed. She was an asset during my vendor searches, recommending an awesome DJ, caterer, and photobooth. Her input was critical to the success of our day. On our wedding day Katie and her team of professionals went above and beyond any expectations I could have had. She was prepared for all situations, handling drama, wardrobe emergencies and changes, wrangling my groomsmen, AND taking beautiful photos and videos I will cherish forever. She helped us with our hotel room logistics, checking in, taking care of our stuff. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point! Our day was nothing short of perfect and so much of that was because of A Lively Event.
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Team

Katie Hamuka
Katie Hamuka
Owner/ Lead Coordinator

Hi, I鈥檓 Katie!

I started my own event planning business sitting in my mom鈥檚 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!


鈥媂OXO,

Katie

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Rogue Hospitality Rogue Hospitality Wedding Caterers

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.

Chaplain Claudia Meyer Chaplain Claudia Meyer Wedding Officiants

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!!

Out of the Ordinary Photography Out of the Ordinary Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

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