Your Story Wedding & Event Planning is a located in Fairbanks, Alaska and serves couples in the Interior of Alaska. Erin Chalstrom is the owner and lead coordinator for her company. With over 20 years of experience in Alaska’s hospitality industry; she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Washington State University (GO COUGS!). Her meticulous attention to detail combined with a personable approach means that each couple is treated with the utmost care and focus. Along with a dedicated team that comprises assistant planner Kayla and event assistant Kassie, Erin strives to make a couple’s dream day a reality.
Your Story Wedding & Event Planning offers complimentary consultations. This is an ideal opportunity for our team to get to know the prospective newlyweds and hear their vision for theis special day. We provide couples with taylored packages to best meet their desires and specific requirement. For further information about the packages and services offered, couples may visit Your Story's official website or email Erin directly. Some of the services included within the wedding packages include the following:
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11 Reviews for Your Story Wedding & Event Planning
Recommended by 100% of couples
Marian A. · Getting married on 06/06/2022
One of the best decisions we made
When we were planning our wedding, my husband and I weren't sure about hiring a wedding planner. At that point, we had most of our vendors lined up and we felt pretty good about the planning process. What did we need a planner for? Then a friend brought up the idea of having a day-of coordinator so we could relax on our wedding day and focus on the getting married part, and less on the last minute details and putting it all together part. We thought that was a smart idea and started our search for a day-of coordinator....and that's how we found Erin from Your Story AK.Sent on 07/16/2020
From our first meeting with her we knew she was exactly what we were looking for in a coordinator. We wanted someone with experience, with connections to our local vendors, someone who was familiar with most of the wedding venues in town, and someone reliable and competent and confident they can get the job done and make our day the best and most beautiful day ever. That was Erin in a nutshell. Planning a wedding is very stressful, and that is especially true when you plan on getting married no matter what: even when there's a pandemic.
About two weeks before our wedding our venue decided to cancel on us. Erin really stepped above and beyond what we hired her for and helped us to secure another venue. She was on top of keeping track of the health mandates our state put out, and figuring out how we can adjust our plans to fit in to those mandates so we can celebrate our day. She kept us on track, and we had back up plans on top of back of plans and more back up plans. Through it all our wedding day turned out to be a perfect day, and that is all thanks to Erin and her girls. They are rockstars!
10 out of 10 would hire again. If you are looking for a wedding planner or just a day-of coordinator, Erin is your lady. Hire her, you won't regret it!
Matt K. · Getting married on 07/08/2021
My wife and I recently got married in Fairbanks and we were fortunate enough to have Erin Chalstrom as our wedding planner. Erin was friendly, organized, personable, and communicative throughout the entire planning process. We could tell from the get go that she and her team knew what they doing, which was fantastic because my wife and I were living in the lower 48 during the months before the wedding. Having Erin and her team in our corner took all the stress out of planning.Sent on 11/27/2019
If you’re looking for a professional wedding planner, Erin Chalstrom is the person you want.
Candy · Married on 02/13/2020
Best decided I made
Erin at Your Story Event Planning was our wedding planner and we continue to talk about how it was the best decision we made for the big day. She kept every detail of the day and days prior organized giving us peace of mind to focus on each other and our guest. Erin put such care and understanding our vision and idea, for example we are big hockey people and wanted to get married official on the ice. She facilitated 2 different ceremonies with in hours of each other. While keeping everything organized including the family members and guest going to both services. She communicate cleanly about what information she would need ahead of our wedding day. She check in with us through out the day about how we were feeling and help us in a stress free manner. She allowed us to have the best wedding day imaginable.Sent on 03/03/2020
Team of Your Story Wedding & Event Planning
Owner / Lead Coordinator
Erin Chalstrom comes by event planning, honestly. It is part of who she is. As her family can attest, she makes everything she does, an event. Whether it’s a vacation to Hawaii, or her children’s birthday parties, her laptop contains spreadsheets for each—so highly organized that her kids can find them. That’s how she approaches her work at Your Story—except she tailors events specifically to her client’s needs and gives each one, a professional finish.
Erin’s career in event planning began in college at Washington State University. As a Career Placement Coordinator she worked with corporate recruiters to plan showcases for graduating seniors entering the work force. After earning her BBA in hotel and restaurant management, she developed her skills planning state conferences and corporate meetings—eventually applying her talents to Alaska-based non-profits.
Kayla Corey has dreamed of weddings and big events since she was a little girl. Meeting Erin and becoming a part of the Your Story team has been such a blessing to her. Kayla first dipped her toes into the wedding world back in 2013 when she became a stylist working at David’s Bridal in California. She quickly climbed to becoming one of the top stylists in the business earning a spot in The Circle of Excellence. Helping each bride find the gown of her dreams was very rewarding. She has worked very closely with not only the bride, but the bridal party as well as mothers of the bride and groom.
While working at David’s Bridal she became engaged, and began to plan a wedding of her own. It was then that she decided she needed to follow her passion into the wedding and event planning business.
Kayla married her husband in spring of 2016 and decided that moving back home to Alaska to raise her family was where they needed to be. Summer of 2016 she began working with Erin assisting in weddings, galas, and special events. Attention to detail and seeing an event fall beautifully into place is what she strives for. Watching a bride and groom celebrate with all of their friends and family in a beautiful setting is very fulfilling for her. Her goal when planning every event is to make the day splendidly memorable.