The Proper Setting LLC is a wedding planning company based in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are passionate about helping you plan out every detail of your wedding. The dedicated professionals at Proper Setting LLC take the time to will work intimately with you to ensure that your wedding perfectly fufills you vision. Let them find the proper setting for you.
Since The Proper Setting is devoted to making sure your wedding is perfect, we offer a variety of services from budget analysis to full planning, ensuring that you won’t have to worry about anything on your special day.
131 Reviews for The Proper Setting
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Connor · Married on 08/08/2020
Kerri is the best!
Our wedding had so many changes because of COVID, and Kerri helped us through every little thing. Then, on the day of, it looked like it might rain. Kerri made the call to start the ceremony early and got everyone (both families, wedding party, guests, vendors) coordinated and ready to go. It rained right after we finished -- without her, we'd have all gotten soaked! Thanks to her, we had a beautiful, rain-free ceremony. It was a huge help to have someone experienced making these decisions so that we didn't have to stress about anything. Thank you for everything Kerri!!Sent on 10/25/2020
Joanna K. · Married on 08/08/2020
Kerri was an absolute god send! Through the whole planning process she was always friendly and available to talk whenever we needed her. When COVID closed our beach to any outside visitors, we had to postpone and she was right there with us to contact vendors and do whatever we needed. We came up with so many alternate plans and she spent so many hours helping us with them all. I could not have made it through this year without her. I highly recommend Kerri.Sent on 11/04/2020
Clair S. · Married on 06/12/2020
Wedding Planner & Then Some
Kerri is absolutely amazing. She was my wedding planner for our June 2020 wedding - I am not sure I would have survived the ups, downs and unknown of COVID wedding planning without her. There are three parts to this review...Sent on 11/03/2020
Pre-COVID Planning: *If your venue is The Black Stallion - don't even think about looking anywhere else for your planner! She knows the ins & outs of this venue like nobody's business.* She was once the caretaker of the property and has the best connections. She knows what works and what doesn't. She gave us her honest opinion on everything while helping our vision come to life. My husband loved working with her too because she is cool, calm & collected and SO easy to be around.
COVID planning: when March rolled around, I basically stopped sleeping at night. It was such a hard decision to postpone our wedding and Kerri was there with us every step of the way. We had her for month-of planning only, but she cares about her clients so much that she wasn't going to let us flounder without any help. She helped us pivot and plan a smaller intimate ceremony, while working with each vendor to assist in settling contracts for postponing.
Post COVID: Talking to Kerri always felt like talking to an old friend, and now I consider her nothing less. We will never forget how helpful she was and are truly grateful for having chose her to guide us through this process!
Team of The Proper Setting
Owner and Event Planner
I am the luckiest person! I have an amazing family, I live in the unparalleled beauty of the Outer Banks, and I do what I love. Every day, I am able to use my creativity, professional experience, and organizational skills to help my clients achieve their visions.
In 2004, I left my corporate law job in New England, moved to the Outer Banks and never looked back. As my family grew, I had the time to focus on my passion: planning events. I have planned hundreds of weddings and sharing my knowledge of the best locations, the best vendors and the best kept secrets for planning an event will give you the confidence, guidance and inspiration you need. I welcome the opportunity to learn about your likes and dislikes, your vision, your ideas and share with you my experience, creativity and attention to detail. Extremely organized, quick-witted and great under pressure, I am confident that I can help you with any aspect of your event. I look forward to helping you create happy memories that will last a lifetime.
Facts: I graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 with a B.A. in English and Anthropology. In 1998, I graduated with a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. I am professionally trained by the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. I live in Southern Shores with my husband, three children and my dog, Brady, and my cat, Sasha.
The Proper Setting goes above and beyond to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly. They pay attention to every little detail to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Having them coordinate and plan your wedding means you have no worries the day of!
Kerri is one of the top planners on the Outer Banks! She is extremely knowledgeable, familiar with the properties and vendors in the area, and with premier events. You definitely won't be disappointed with Kerri's professional yet amiable services!
The Proper Setting provides professional and personal service. They are highly organized! They are also partnered with many other local businesses to ensure that every aspect of your event meets or exceeds your expectations.