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Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
228 reviews


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Special Moments Event Planning coordinates weddings in Tampa, Florida. They offer as much or as little assistance as each couple needs leading up to their big day. Employing easygoing coordinators, this full-service planning company has been taking care of couples’ wedding details, big and small, for more than a decade. The Special Moments team has gone through event planning training and holds the prestigious Master Wedding Planner credential from the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Services Offered
Special Moments Event Planning has various levels of services available to best assist their clients. The planners will meet with you to discuss how they can make your wedding day special. From partial to full-service organization, services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Assistance with guestlists
  • Timelines and to-do lists
  • Event design
  • Referrals
  • Destination weddings
  • Honeymoon planning
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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


Do you offer an hourly rate?


What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings

How many planners are on your team?


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    Romina H. Married on 04/23/2022
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    They helped create my Dream Wedding

    Hiring Special Moments as my wedding planner service was the best decision I could have made. Tammy was available at all times to answer my questions and help me with ALL of the wedding details (there are A LOT!) She is incredibly dedicated to her work and makes you feel like your wedding is special, despite the number of weddings she might be planning at once. Jennifer from her team is very talented in creating webpages and Melissa was very kind and helpful on the day of the wedding. The team is overall professional, on-time, and dedicated. If you are getting married, this is the best investment you can make; 110% worth it.
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    Roberta L. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Absolutely amazing

    Tammy was beyond amazing! She helped me plan my wedding in 3 months. It was a destination wedding for us so there were events 3 straight days. I can’t begin to express how great she was in helping me find vendors, keeping me organized, keeping me sane, asking questions I never knew to ask and making our wedding weekend incredible from top to bottom. She was patient when my OCD kicked in, and had amazing ideas and handled all of the logistics (of which there were many because our Friday night dinner was offsite and our ceremony and reception were in 2 different places). And all of the vendors she recommended were equally amazing.

    Tammy, I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding perfect in every way and the wedding weekend of our dreams!

    Special Moments Event Planning's reply:

    Roberta ,
    thank you so much for your review !! We are thrilled to hear that your wedding weekend was such a success . We had so much fun helping you and Matt with the planning in such a short period of time and enjoyed all of the time spent with the two of you and your friends and family .
    We are already missing all of the fun planning phone consults and hope that you and Matt have a lifetime of memories to cherish from your wedding weekend in the Tampa Bay Area .

    Special Moments Team of Dream Makers, Tammy , Jennifer & Brittany


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Tammy  Waterman, MWP
Tammy Waterman, MWP
Owner / Lead Dream Maker

A modern-day fairy godmother and all-around dream maker, Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman, created Special Moments in 2004 with a desire to give couples the wedding experience they deserved, complete with gorgeous details, stress-free planning, and expert management.

Tammy is a long-standing member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, and as a Master Wedding Planner holds one of the organization’s top honors. She is the recipient of a Miss Dorothy Heart Award for passion in the wedding industry, and a member of the Inaugural Advisory Panel for Wedding Planner Magazine. Special Moments has repeatedly earned annual recognition from and has been featured in such noted blogs and publications as Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Glamour & Grace, The Knot, and Munaluchi Bridal.

Tammy’s favorite part of any wedding day is seeing her couple’s faces when they are walking back up the aisle together and considers it a privilege to be the very first to congratulation them.

In her spare time, you can find Tammy hitting the dance floor with her line-dancing friends, or in the great outdoors “glamping.”

Bill Waterman
Bill Waterman
“the guy” who designs and creates

Tammy’s husband, Bill, finally conceded and joined the Special Moments Team in 2010 and has not looked back. From being an Ordained Minister, Sandals Certified Specialist, and “the guy” who designs and creates all of the fabulous arches and other interesting pieces to the New Wiseguy for Weddings (it is about the groom too, ladies).

Grooms in need, we have someone on staff to advise and help you survive this thing called a wedding. Need a Romantic Proposal Idea, a great place to take the One you LOVE, or a guy’s last HOO-RAH? Bill is the Wise Guy!!!

Bill is also an Ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church; talk about having a backup plan!

Melissa  Toohey
Melissa Toohey
Lead Dream Maker

Lead Dream Maker – Melissa Toohey joined the team in 2006 and has assisted in many beautiful and detailed events.

She is a very well-loved dream maker by all of the clients she has worked with over the years.

Melissa then decided to further her education thru the University of Phoenix, earning her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. (So you know she’s super organized!)

Melissa does a fantastic job of putting everyone at ease on a wedding day with her warm, energetic and positive personality

Professional Network & Endorsements

40 Endorsements
Wentworth Golf Club Wentworth Golf Club Country Club Weddings

Tammy and her team are very special and their work is top notch

Chives Innovative Catering Chives Innovative Catering Wedding Caterers

Chives catering works with special moments catering many times during the year-I love knowing Tammy,petra or any of the dream makers special moments employs will be at our events-the attention to detail and diligent planning make our jobs easier and more enjoyable each and every time-We look forward to a great year in 2017

Sweetly Dipped Confections Sweetly Dipped Confections Wedding Cakes

Tammy and her team are simply amazing. The level of detail I have seen is impeccable, and I am always impressed with their creativity. I know several brides that have used Special Moments and have been extremely satisfied. Highly recommended.

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