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The Proper Setting is a wedding planning company based in the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. We are passionate about helping you plan out every detail of your wedding. Our dedicated professionals will take the time to will work intimately with you to ensure that your wedding perfectly fulfills your vision. Let them find the proper setting for you.

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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鈥檛 have to worry about anything on your special day. This team also offers day-of coordination and partial planning services for flexibility. They have experience in planning elopements, religious and non-religious weddings, civil unions, destination weddings, and more.

  • Woman-owned

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Double Weddings

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Jessica M. Sent on 10/20/2023
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Kerri is AMAZING, period. Professional, honest, the best! Her communication is top notch. She is the reason we are able to make our vision come to life and we cannot wait for our day! Without her this would not be possible!
Sarah K. Sent on 01/13/2024
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The Proper Setting is the BEST choice!

Kerri and her team were the best money we spent for our wedding by far!! I didn't think I needed a wedding planner, but my mother and mother in law told me I should just look as we live in PA. We booked Kerri 2 years prior to our wedding and she was so helpful, understanding, and just an overall great human! She listened to every question, concern, and piece of drama I told her with complete care and helped me through everything! We are from PA so she made the process of planning an out of state wedding, so seamless! She did not push or question anything I ever wanted and helped a vision come to life that I was struggling to see myself! If you are planning an event, Kerri and her team are by far the best! Her and Danielle the week of the wedding were life savers and created the best day ever for my now husband and I! I will never be able to thank them enough and am forever grateful for them! I truly feel as though, not only did I have a great wedding planner, but I also gained a friend! The Proper Setting is the BEST!
Angela Sent on 11/21/2023
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Excellent experience, highly recommend Kerri and her team!

We used Kerri's full wedding planning service for our Outer Banks wedding. Kerri and her team helped us plan a perfect wedding, we could not be happier with how everything turned out. Through the entire process, Kerri and her team were extremely communicative, organized, and detail-oriented. Kerri's experience and relationships in the Outer Banks made it easy to find vendors that fit our style and budget. With Kerri's help, we had the peace of mind that everything was going according to plan and we would not miss out on any details.
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Justin & Sarah
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Sam & Janna
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Kerri Catino-Nason
Kerri Catino-Nason
Owner and Event Planner

In 2004, I left my corporate law job in New England, moved to the Outer Banks and focused on my passion: planning events. I have planned thousands 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.

Danielle Fenyak
Danielle Fenyak
Event Planner

Super organized, calm under pressure and so much fun, Danielle shares her many talents with our clients.

Angelique Furr
Angelique Furr
Event Planner

Creative, fashionable and passionate, Angelique has a soothing and calming manner that will help guide you through your event planning with ease.

Professional Network & Endorsements

19 Endorsements
Brooke Mayo Photography Brooke Mayo Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

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!

Made in the OBX Made in the OBX Wedding Favors

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.

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