Wedding Planning Plus is a company based in Glenmont, New York, that offers planning services for weddings. Founder and principal planner Shannon Whitney Anson and her team offer to assist couples who are at any stage of their wedding planning. The goal of this team is to make each couple’s wedding planning stress-free and enjoyable while giving them a distinct experience.
Shannon has helped hundreds of couples plan and carry out special celebrations since she began planning weddings in 2007. She believes in building connections with the couples she works with so that she best assist them. Shannon seeks to make each couple’s special day represent them authentically.
Shannon and her team offer full and partial wedding planning services for to-be-weds. This team can assist with event planning for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, elopements, receptions, and multi-day festivities. They can also offer month-of and day-of coordination services to ensure that the final details are taken care of for the special day.
The Wedding Planning Plus team specialize in planning and executing weddings in the states of New York, southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and across the Capital Region. These planners are also willing to travel to the location of your destination wedding. You can contact the company directly for additional information.
126 Reviews for Wedding Planning Plus
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Kaitlin Whalen · Married on 08/10/2019
Shannon is so talented and incredibly hard working
When we decided to have an outdoor wedding 4 hours away from home we knew we would need an amazing team of vendors to help us pull it off. After our first conversation with Shannon, we knew she would be the perfect wedding planner for us and she did not disappoint.Sent on 12/01/2019
From our first call to our wedding day, Shannon was incredible to work with. She did a remarkable job of breaking down each step in our planning process into manageable components. Shannon kept us right on track leading up to our wedding and made excellent vendor recommendations along the way. Not only was every call with her fun, but my fiance and I always felt like she understood us and that she had everything under control.
On our wedding day Shannon kept the day moving smoothly and was such a calming presence. My fiance and I were really able to take a step back and be present with our family and friends.
We had a very particular vision in mind for the day and when Shannon brought us into the tent before our guests arrived, it took our breath away. She absolutely nailed every aspect of our wedding. Our wedding was incredibly beautiful and when I see pictures of the day, I am in awe of what we were able to accomplish.
Shannon is extremely hard working, from making changes to our rental tables the day before our wedding to pinning up my dress because I danced so hard it broke, she took care of everything.
To make a long story short, hire her, you will not regret it. And if you're a Colgate Alum getting married on campus, DEFINITELY hire her.
John Rutledge · Married on 06/29/2019
Responsive, attentive and easy to work with!
We found them through this site and we specifically worked with Erin, who was amazing. She saved the day a couple of times. She had worked with the venue before, and even had her wedding there which made the whole thing go much more smoothly. Would recommend the service, they were reasonable. We planned most of the big portions from across the country, and then hired them. Erin took it away from the last month to the day of to wrangle all the venders and family!Sent on 09/21/2019
Chris and Emily Clark · Married on 06/22/2019
Perfect Wedding Celebration! Thank you Shannon!!!
Working with Shannon was a fantastic experience -- both for us and for our daughter and her fiance/husband! Shannon was recommended to us by another family who had worked with her and had a similarly positive experience. From our initial meeting, Shannon was very attuned to understanding the vision our daughter and her fiance had for their wedding, as well as our goals as parents and hosts for the weekend wedding celebration. She had very strong insights into a broad range of vendors (geographically), and we feel we had the "A Team" of partners (vendors) as a result of Shannon's network (wedding at Lake George, NY, band from Manhattan, caterers from Albany, etc.). While Shannon had not previously organized a wedding at our chosen venue, she quickly immersed herself to become familiar and very comfortable with the location and the local team -- and added significant value in expanding the vision to create the absolutely perfect setting.
The wedding weekend was comprehensive and complex -- 165 guests from all over the world; welcome reception/dinner on Friday night, wedding preparation and festivities on Saturday, farewell brunch on Sunday -- all at different venues with different staffs and caterers; shuttle buses from hotels to venues; etc. Shannon was instrumental in planning virtually the entire wedding weekend, was respectful of our budget, and consistently provided insights and ideas that really made the event even more special -- several times for minimal or even lower cost than what we had budgeted. There is no way that we would have successfully pulled off this type of celebration without Shannon's attention to every detail.
Shannon and her team were particularly helpful on wedding day. She did a fantastic job anticipating every need, created a very thorough and accurate timeline for what was going to happen when (no surprises), and was available at all times to address any concerns or questions -- no matter how trivial.
Shannon was a calming influence throughout the planning process, and skillfully navigated the preparations and discussions with both our daughter and her fiance, as well as with us as parents. We feel strongly that her involvement was a blessing to us throughout the planning process, and helped this period to be a wonderful time for us as a family -- and a time that we will always look back on and cherish.
The whole wedding experience was just terrific -- and we attribute much of this to Shannon and her team. We recommend her without any concerns or reservations! It was a "storybook" celebration -- in large part due to Destination Upstate/Wedding Planning Plus.Sent on 10/30/2019
Shannon Whitney and team are true pros! We Cant wait to work together again!
The wedding planners are top-notch. Super organized and attentive to the wedding couples we have worked with at our venue.
Wedding Planning Plus has served as the planner at several weddings at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose, and we have been very impressed with their services. Most recently Aissa Murray worked as the planner for two highly successful weddings. Both weddings were unique and required a great deal of thoughtfulness and organization on the part of Wedding Planning Plus.