Inspired Occasions is a personable wedding planner in the Albany, New York area. This team of event coordinators, led by founder Taia Younis, works closely with couples to get to know them and create a stress free and flawless wedding.
Taia Younis, who planned and illustrated a fictional carnival in her backyard when she was 8 years old, grew up with her mind still seeking a creative outlet. She became a social worker and mother of two before she entered the world of event planning. What started as a few corporate events quickly turned into Inspired Occasions, a company focused on taking care of couples on their wedding day.
With a team of seven planners, coordinators and assistants, this wedding planning company can help couples with any amount of service and design. Inspired Occasions offers different levels of event planning assistance, from day-of coordination to full event planning and a-la-carte options. The services offered by this wedding planner include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 10/13/2018
A wedding must have!
I got married October 2018 in Saratoga Springs, however I live in CT. I knew I needed to find a wedding planner who lived in the area that could help me. From the very first day I met Taia I knew she had to be our planner. Taia is an extremely organized and efficient planner who is very warm and approachable. I would email Taia every question that came to mind and whether it was big or small she answered it not only quickly but with honesty. I truly valued her opinion and expertise while planning our wedding. We ran into some staff changes at our caterer 2 weeks prior to our wedding and Taia immediately took it into her own hands to meet with our new contact sit down and ensure everything was going to go as planned. I didn't even have to ask her to do this she just did it. I think this is a sign of a truly great planner. When wedding weekend hit I was relieved to know I had Taia helping me. On our wedding day her staff showed up and honestly were my life savers. They came with snacks/drinks, helped keep the hotel room organized, and most importantly kept the groomsman on task! Yvette was my bridal assistant and was just an angel sent to me. She made sure I ate, helped fix my hair, carry my extremely heavy long dress through the park. It started to rain just as we were on our way for our first look and she kept reassuring me it would be fine and it was! Not to mention she was extremely funny and lighthearted which was nice to have on such a big day. Everyone kept telling me I was such a calm bride. It was because I knew no matter what Taia and team would take care of anything I needed. Any small problem that came up during the wedding I never even knew about which allowed me to enjoy every second of our wedding. If you are looking for someone you can really rely on and enjoy working with hire Taia, you will NOT regret it!!Sent on 10/29/2018
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Kristen · Married on 10/26/2018
Working with Inspired Occasions was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Taia and her team were great from start to finish. I had Erin running back and forth a few times between the house and the hotel and she never complained once!! She took all the pressure and stress off. She was also wonderful during the first look and let me borrow her jacket because it was freezing.Sent on 12/29/2018
Sarah was fantastic!!! From the rehearsal to the wedding day she was on top of everything. She was always so happy and willing to do whatever we needed. She jumped right in and also steamed my dress while we were in the bridal suite. My mom was also blown away by her as well. She was super coordinated and made sure everyone was taken care of.
Even before the wedding Sarah was coordinating with me for the last 2-3 weeks. I was constantly texting her with questions and she always got back right away. She took care of all the confirmations for the limo and photo booth which really saved me a ton of time and my sanity!
Honestly, there wouldn’t be anything we would change. We could not have done it without your team and loved working with everyone!
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MAUREN STAHCOWICZ · Married on 10/13/2018
Don"t look anymore taia is the perfect person for your weddign planner
From the first day I talked to Taia, I knew she was the one I wanted to help plan the wedding. Hiring Taia and her staff was the best thing that I ever did for our daughter's wedding. She is very knowledgeable and responds back to all of her emails right away. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her. We had a few hiccups a few weeks before the wedding and she was right on it straightening them out. Rehearsal and the day of the wedding was absolutely flawless because of her and her wonderful staff. Yvettte, her assistant, was on top of everything in the bridal suite and made sure everyone was on time including the groom and his wedding party. I did not have to worry about a thing at the wedding because I knew she was there - even to bring me a tissue during the father daughter dance. Thank you Taia and staff for making our daughter's wedding experience so great. Could not have done it without you!!Sent on 10/23/2018
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Recommended on Wedding Wire: We have been delighted to have Inspired Occasions work with several couples who have gotten married at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose. Most recently Sarah Shellinger and her assistants helped with two very successful weddings. Their attention to detail was noteworthy. They accommodating, flexible and well organized. We look forward to working with them again.
We love working with Taia at Inspired Occasions! Super detailed and always communicated well with us leading up to the wedding and during the wedding day. Always nice to know you can rely on a planner day of the wedding to help things run smoothly.
We have worked with Taia at Inspired Occasions on multiple weddings and has always been a pleasure. She is kind, professional and prepared to make your wedding go smoothly. Every wedding that we have worked with her has been a success.