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Special Moments Event Planning

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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

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Double Weddings
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    Cheri Married on 04/08/2023
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    Best wedding planner ever!

    One word…. Phenomenal! If you want a dream wedding planner for your dream wedding, Tammy is the one you want. Every bride and mother of the bride needs a planner and coordinator who can not only help with every little detail but knows every detail to include. Tammy is over the top organized, calm, professional, and respected. She even kept us within budget and saved us money!

    With greater than 20 years of experience in Florida, she has developed fabulous relationships with amazing, experienced vendors. And these vendors love working with her too and they tell you how fantastic she is! She led us to amazing vendors, guided us through contracts, helped us see what worked, what would be more challenging to make happen, and how the brides vision could come true.

    Oh, and let me tell you about COMMUNICATION… she’s phenomenal here as well. We chatted by phone, email, texts, and it was so nice to create a list of questions and ideas and send them off to Tammy knowing the response would be calming and full of great answers.
    Even with her packed schedule of weddings and events, we always felt like we were her priority. Of course, I’m certain she makes every bride feel that way, but it was a wonderful feeling just being able to say, “oh let’s ask Tammy for help with that” and know it was off our plates.

    Tammy has been the wedding planner of choice for us in two separate weddings (my son's in 2021 and my daughter's April 2023) and we hope she continues to create amazing events with us in the future. She’s simply the very BEST! If you want the most amazing planner… hire her!
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    Can't say enough good things

    WOW! Tammy and her team are top notch. Seriously, look no further for a planner. Tammy made sure our event was FLAWLESS! We had our wedding at The Sandpearl in Clearwater Beach. She came to our menu tasting with us, made a super detailed timeline for us and family members. She also provided flower girl baskets, ring bearer box, unplugged ceremony sign, memorial table sign, table numbers, cake cutter, cake stand, clear paper holders for our seating chart and it added so much value to our event. She helped with all logistics at the rehearsal and day of, asked questions and made suggestions that we didn't even think about. Her and her team moved the gifts from the ceremony location to the reception to our hotel room without question. She got all of our memorial pictures, leftover cake and even my veil up to our room without us even seeing them do anything. We did not have to deal with any confusion about table numbers, chairs or seating arrangements the night of our wedding. Without her, our night would have been much more complicated. We are more them appreciative of Tammy and her team. I would hire them again and again. 100 / 10 would recommend.
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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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