St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) Reviews

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54 Reviews for St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)

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4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.6
54 St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) Reviews
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  • User4496021 · 2+ years ago

    5
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    What an amazing wedding and location.

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    Liz · Married on 04/20/2014

    5
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    Katherine Steinborn, known as Weddings By Katilady was outstanding on all levels in preparing a wedding weekend for our daughter and 65 guests. Guests traveled from all over the US to be a part of 4 separate events to share with family and friends to experience the island of St John and enjoy this special life memory. We live in the Northeast, Boston area. Our daughter had lived on St John, this is where she met her husband. They requested a small wedding barefoot on the beach, however that small wedding also had a specific vision which included a high level of expectations and quality. Kati pulled it all together; from identifying Villas for accommodations, a fabulous caterer, outstanding florist, world class videographer, transportation, decorations and the list goes on..... Kati supported and guided us with a calm and comforting level of professionalism. This was my first hosting of a wedding and I could not have done it with out Kati by my side. It is imperative to have local knowledge on your side to coordinate all the moving parts that are required to host your event. Once you arrive on island your goal should be to enjoy the experience you have created and let Kati take the reigns. I was honored to have worked with Katilady.

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    Robin · Married on 03/16/2014

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We planned our wedding via internet from the US. Kate was great, always responded quickly and made everything go so smooth. Couldn't ask for a better day!

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    Chelsea · Married on 03/01/2014

    5
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      5.0
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    My wedding turned out to be everything I could have hopes for. I could not have done it without Kati. She was very professional and kind. Her great attention to detail really made our day special. I would definitely recommend her as a wedding planner. She went above and beyond.

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    Pamela · Married on 03/01/2014

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Kati was the consummate professional in planning my son's wedding on St. John. Every detail was attended to and she stayed late into the evening at the reception to ensure that everything flowed smoothly from beginning to end. She provides top notch services for a very fair price. All of her vendors were first rate as well. She obviously has a lot of experience in planning weddings on St. John and can provide those special little tips that make a difference. She is also a dynamite caterer. She provided dishes for our rehearsal dinner, as well as the beautiful wedding cake.

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    Matthew · Married on 03/01/2014

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Kati was phenomenal. In planning a destination wedding, we were worried about certain things that we could not see and review such as flowers and cake. Kati only had our ideas and some pictures to go off of. When we arrived, everything was perfect. We were ready for a couple items not to be what we imagined, but there were none. We are so pleased with all of Kati's hard work and dedication to our wedding. We were just one wedding on her long list of weddings for this year, but she treated it as her own and gave us more than we could imagine.

  • User3719141 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    From a mans perspective, the only thing that matters is that the bride is calm and happy. Kati did a great job of making this happen. She took care of all of the small details that made everything go off without a hitch. If you are planning on getting married on St John, I would highly recommend using Katilady to take care of all the planning and details.

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    Katherine · Married on 07/27/2013

    5
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    Kati was THE best, most professional, wonderful wedding planner...hands down! She made our special day even more special. Flowers were perfect, cake was perfect, ceremony was perfect....everything was perfect! I had zero stress & was able to enjoy every second of my day! Kati goes above & beyond....she loves to please & takes great pride in her work! I cant thank her enough for everything she did!
    Kat & Mike Hill

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    Crispin · Married on 07/12/2013

    5
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      5.0
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    Katilady provided a beautiful Wedding cake for a reception. The bride was delighted with it and started crying when we unveiled it, because it was everything she wanted.

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    Katie · Married on 06/01/2013

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    As a wedding planner I stand firmly behind Kati's cakes as the tastiest and best bang for your buck. Her talent is unquestionable and her accuracy are what makes it so valuable for me to refer her my brides as their baker of choice. I am glad to be associated with someone like Kati.

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    Kirsten · Married on 05/23/2013

    5
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    Words could never emphasize how wonderful Kati and her organization was. Our weddining was absolutely fabulous. Not only were my guests beyond satisfied but they were amazed at how much Kati helped me throughout the week. All wedding planning aside Kati is a wonderful woman with an incredible passion for this industry. She exceeded my expectations and made my wedding possible and amazing and for this I could not be more grateful. Her services are HIGHLY reccomended. Kati, thank you for making my week beyond wonderful. I could not have pulled it off without you!!

  • User3311301 · 2+ years ago

    5
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    Kati took time to understand what I wanted and was extremely respectful of my budget. She handled all the little details and made sure the planning process was fun for me. Her catering was amazing and the tiramisu cake to die for!!

  • User2892118 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I was in St. Thomas on business and called Kati to let her know that I wanted to surprise my fiancee' and marry her when our cruise ship was scheduled to stop off at St. John in less than two weeks.

    She agreed to meet me (with no advance notice), so I hopped the ferry to St. John and in less than 2 hours we had found the perfect venue (Annaberg Ruins) plus an officiant, chuppa, flowers, cake, musician (steel drums), taxi driver and photographer.

    Kati & I corresponded via e-mail while I was vacationing with my fiancee' on the cruise ship. She was attentive to every detail and understood exactly what I was hoping to accomplish by surprising my love.

    When we crested the hill at Annaberg, the scene was like something out of "the Bachelor"--the setting, the flowers, the music--everything was perfect. As I walked her to the chuppa, my fiancee still did not realize what was happening (I had told her we were going to a vow renewal ceremony for some other passengers we had met on the ship).

    Under the chuppa, I told her, "this is all for you, baby. We are getting married right here, right now!" She broke down in tears, melted in my arms and we had the most memorable experience two people could ever hope for when getting married. Honestly, it could not have been any better.

    Would I recommend Weddings by Katilady? Ah...YES!!!

    Sent on 12/22/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Bill What an honor to be a part of such a loving, heart felt ceremony. Truly the most memorable and moving ceremony I have seen in 17 years of planning weddings. i will be forever grateful that you chose WBK to execute your beautiful surprise. Now let's plan that honeymoon! Can't wait to see the two of you again.
  • User2782876 · event on: 11/10/2012

    5
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      5.0
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    Kati and her staff took care of everything, all the planning, decorating, and food. All we did really was just show up. She handled everything. It was the most awesome event ever! We enjoyed every minute and look forward to going back again for another celebration.

  • User2722364 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Kati did wedding cupcakes for me and they were absolutely amazing!!!! Beautiful & yummy! I only had her make my cupcakes, but if I had hired a wedding planner or catering company I would definitely recommend her. She has so much experience, is very understanding, and super easy to deal with. She's the best! THANKS KATI!

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    Rachel · Married on 07/14/2012

    5
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      5.0
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    Kati helped so much with making our special day turn out perfect! She was there along the way to answer questions, offer advice if needed, and make the planning of a destination wedding easy. Her experience and expertise are commendable. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help plan our wedding.

    Sent on 10/15/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Dear Rachel What a delight to see your two families come together. Never was there a more "right" union. Congratulations to all of you. Kati
  • User2029366 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We had a great experience with Katilady...very attentive, responsive, and professional. She helped organize our rehearsal dinner as well as having a hand in our wedding planning. She worked well with my overbearing attention to details and never made me feel like my thoughts were unreasonable. She is very knowledgeable of the area and venues with a lot of contacts for various vendors, such as bakeries, florists, etc. I would definitely recommend her for any bride looking to get married in St. John.

  • User2694658 · 2+ years ago

    5
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    Kati and her staff were very professional and supportive during our wedding process. Kati and her staff provided us with excellent advice and suggestions while working with our ideas to make our wedding day (and week) more beautiful and wonderful than we could have even dreamed. Also very flexible and helpful with making sure every detail was well covered and attended to, even details and changes that came up on short notice. Kati and her staff also handled setting up and contacting vendors (DJ, officiant, transportation) all of whom did a great job.

    Sent on 10/04/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Thank you for your kind words and for the honor of allowing us to be a part of your special day. Kati
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    Melissa · Married on 07/06/2012

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Katilady events and catering made our wedding everything that I dreamed of and even more. Every idea that I thought of, I would just call or email and within an hour I would hear back with suggestions. When we got to St. John I had no idea how they were going to pull the wedding off in the space and I could not believe the transformation of the space and villa! They are simply the best most professional company to work with! Do not look anywhere else, Kati an her staff are amazing.

    Sent on 10/14/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Melissa Thank you for your kind words. Yours was a wedding not to be forgotten. Your family and friends were a delight and so much fun. Even better, knowing that you will keep returning to St. John means we don't say good bye, just so long until next! Let us know when you are planning your next trip. Kati
  • User2046867 · 2+ years ago

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Michelle at Weddings by KatiLady did an amazing job helping us plan our wedding in St. John from a distance. She was super friendly, very responsive, and detail-minded. She has lots of experience with events in St. John and was able to help us find the best vendors the island has to offer! Also, the wedding cake that KatiLady Catering made for us looked beautiful and tasted amazing! Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Weddings by KatiLady and would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in St. John.

    Sent on 05/20/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Emmie It was our honor to be a part of your special day. Michelle is by far one of the most talented planners Weddings by KatilLady has to offer. She truly loves her job and the couples she serves. Kati
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    Katie · Married on 04/07/2012

    5
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      5.0
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    The wedding cake we had was unforgettable! It was a 2 tier white chocolate butter cream icing cake designed to look like sandy beaches with white chocolate starfish on top and dusted in grahm crackers. The filling of lemon curd and raspberry was divine. The fact that they delivered it to the restaurant before hand made the event run that much smoother. We could not have been happier!

    Sent on 05/11/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Thank you! It was our delight to pamper your family on such a special day. We do there are many other bakers you could have choosen and feel honored that you came to us. Kati
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    Diana · Married on 07/15/2011

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    What can I say? She made my day! I can HONESTLY say without hesitation that I had the most AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL wedding EXPERIENCE! It was a 3 day event for guests that started with a pub crawl on Thursday night---she had all the bars set up and ready to go for us. She made little tickets for our guests that were adorable! Friday morning was a Beach BBQ-she rented scuba gear and kayaks. We had catered food which was amazing! We did a Catamaran sail for the rehearsal dinner. The day of the wedding, Saturday, went so smooth! We had taxi service for our guests to and from all events which she set up as well. I don't know what went on behind the scenes from her end, but everything went PERFECT for me and my guests from beginning to end. I heard no complaints, and I can truly say I have absolutely, 100%, no complaints or regrets. My guests had the most amazing time as did my husband and I. She is creative, organized, well loved on the island, and everything you could want in a wedding planner :) PS-She made the wedding cake...vanilla with dark chocolate ganache...HOLY MOLY, WOW!!! What an amazing cake! I can honestly say I was blown away by it! Without being able to taste it before hand I was obviously nervous, but oh my goodness, it was TO DIE FOR!!!! I guess I do have one regret, that I couldn't bring it back on the plane :(

    Sent on 03/11/2012

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Thank you Dr. D. You are the reason I do what I do. As a wedding planner I delight in seeing my couple so excited by their experience and it's an even great reward given the amount of events you had and how happy you were. We can't wait to see you again. You were so good to work with. Best, Kati
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    Nancy · Married on 05/21/2011

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    From the first phone call with Kati at Katilady we felt relieved that there was someone at St. John who could arrange our wedding with us so far away. She was easy to talk to and work with. She was patient and open to all of our ideas. After all the details were set and the day was here we had to unexpectedly change the wedding location due to weather. Kati and her staff responded in record time and transformed the villa we were at into a beautiful wedding site. During the ceremony the staff worked so seamlessly that they felt as if they were part of the guests. Our guests told us afterwards that it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been too. We can't imagine a more wonderful wedding and it was thanks to Kati, Michelle and all those involved with katilady.

    Sent on 08/25/2011

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Nancy, your wedding is one that we won't soon forget! The love between you and Bruce was felt by all of your guests as well as our staff! You are a couple that stands out in our minds and we still smile when we think about your wedding day. Thank you for choosing Weddings by Katilady to help plan your beautiful wedding!
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    Gail · Married on 12/04/2010

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Kati and team, we can't thank you enough. Looking back I realize now what a challenge our party must have been. Thank you for all of your special attention to details and for making each event different and fun for all of our guests. The welcome party that you planned at Joes Rum hut with BBQ on the beach started our party off on the right foot. How lucky we're we that just down the beach there was live music to dance to after the BBQ just as you said their would be.
    We were somewhat hesitant to do our rehearsal dinner at our in laws villa because we didn't want it to be just like the wedding at our villa but to our surprise it had a completely different feel and was very causual and laid back. Our guests are still raving about your catering and desserts.
    We would have never realized that we couldn't have the exact seating arrangement that we wanted if you hadn't been so familiar with Annaburgs rocky ground. Your suggestions for isle and chair placement were beautiful and our pictures are stunning. When we left our villa for the reception, your team was just setting up and we could never have imagined how the villa could be so transformed in such a short while and how your staff got every details right. The signature drinks were a huge success. I never would have been so claim but you never let my side before the ceremony and thank you for being so prepared!!!! What would we have done without your sewing kit!
    We ate at many restaurants while we were there and we all agree our wedding dinner was the best meal we had throughout the week.
    The Sunrise Set sail on our last day was a great idea and way to say thank you to our guests for traveling so far.
    Kati, we can never thank you enough and Keven is still talking about our wedding cake!

    Sent on 01/02/2011

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    Thank you for your thoughtful review, Gail! We enjoyed working with you and Keven!
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    Lisa · Married on 11/26/2010

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Weddings by KatiLady planned our entire event, they did the wedding dinner and a specialized wedding cake. We were on St. John for 10 days and ate out a lot and our catered wedding dinner was the best meal we had all week long. Definitely not the kind of wedding food we have experienced. My groom is a pastry chef and we spent a lot of time going over the details of our cake. Even with the challanges that the tropical heat contributes, it was better than we could have imagined. We did a characature cake and it duplicated the picture exactly and most of our guests went back for seconds it was so moist and flavorful.
    We had never been to St. John so we were very nervous about the whole destination thing but Kati put us at ease with our monthly skype meetings. This was the best decision we made! Thank you Kati and your employees for being so helpful and making our day everything we dreamed it to be.

    Sent on 01/21/2011

    St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)'s reply:

    It was our pleasure. Customized weddings like yours are our favorite! Kati