Elyse Potter and her husband
Kathleen & Kyle Meyer with their bridal party
"The following is a review to highlight the great experience I had with Vows Wedding Planning and Floral Design. I was a bride-to-be on a budget with little time; a 6-month engagement.
I am a hyper, type A, attention to detail, obsessive person...aka I am not easy to work with, like to keep the control and don't trust others to do something that I feel I can do better. Hiring a day of coordinator was the best decision I made! Kathy was so great for me. She immediately made me calm, helped me focus on what was important, and most importantly I trusted her and found that letting go is ok. During the planning times, she was so incredibly helpful and resourceful. She worked around my busy schedule for in-person meetings or phone dates. She was very professional. I chose to hire Kathy also for florals and she knocked it out of the park with some of the prettiest bouquets and centrepieces I have seen (and trust me I am a practically a professional wedding guest), It completely captured our theme of classic rustic. It was pure beauty! In researching day of coordinators in the Central PA area, I found some way with much higher quotes, and even a few with slightly lower quotes, but we chose Kathy because of her reputation, she was familiar with our venue, and she immediately responded to our inquiry, and we feel she was certainly worth it."
Duffy Reception - Harvestview Barn
Owner, A.W. Entertainment
"Kathy, I wanted to tell you that I’ve never worked with a better event planner before. You made the entire event flawless and made my job much easier as to which I am very appreciative. I hope that we will work together again in the near future. I placed your folder and a stack of business cards on the table that you and your crew were sitting at during the reception."
So thankful to work with Kathy on the details of my wedding. With only a few pictures she was able to pull together and create an atmosphere that was everything I could have dreamed of. And the flower arrangements were a work of art. Kathy has a gift for creating beauty and seeing that every detail has been taken care of. I was truly able to just “show up” and enjoy this most special day. Thank you Kathy and Vows!
"I don't know how else to start this post other than with "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." Kathy is absolutely wonderful. Amazing actually. I have never met a more kind, detail-oriented, dedicated woman in my life. I have to say, living in NJ and planning a wedding in PA seemed like I may have bit off a little more than I could chew at first, but thanks to my venue prompting me to hire a coordinator I had met (well called and spoke to her on the phone for the first time) Kathy and was immediately put at ease. She was so reassuring and I immediately felt like I had just acquired a friend I knew I could trust. She was awesome every step of the way. I had hired her 2 full years out from the date of my wedding and was continuously in contact with her on a multitude of levels (whether it be through social media on a friendly basis or through personal contact on a professional basis). She is very prompt with her responses and really helped me in pulling my vision for my wedding together and executing it flawlessly. If your looking to have the wedding of your dreams HIRE VOWS!! Many people, including myself at first, do not feel a coordinator is necessary. Trust me when I say IT IS. So thank you, Kathy and team, for helping my day be as amazing as I dreamed it to be!"
Lindsey Longwell with her bridesmaids
Madeline Miano and her loving husband
"Wow! Vows Wedding & Event Planning! Our wedding could truly not have been more perfect. Thank you for your attention to detail, hard work, enthusiasm, reassurance, beautiful ideas/floral design, and dedication to our big day. You outdid yourselves. From the beginning of my planning process, Kathy and her team were supportive of my preferences but always had just the suggestion to make each part of our day that much better. And very early on - I realized that if I did not have a preference or did not have an answer - my trust was well placed in Kathy to make decisions for me. Our day was seamless, our guests had the best time, and we spent the day feeling thankful for family, friends, each other, and Vows Wedding & Event Planning – for making such a beautiful celebration possible. Thank you!"
Brock and Heather Ward, Sept. 2016
Tonya Benner Sitler
"Greg and I want to extend our deepest thanks to Vows Wedding & Event Planning for making our wedding and reception the most beautiful event ever! The bouquets for the attendants were absolutely stunning and my bouquet was perfect! I was speechless when I walked into the reception - the bland banquet hall was magically transformed into a garden. Flowers of white and all shades of pink adorned every space available! The entire evening was planned to perfection and every single person loved the décor. Kathy attended to every single detail - nothing was missed. Vows allowed me to enjoy my day instead of worrying about the million things that needed to happen. Thank you so very much for everything!!! I certainly could not have done this without Vows. Cannot wait for the next one Kathy!!!!"
Walt & Donna Meczywor
"If you want the best of everything, with flawless execution and a vendor that makes your special day as important as their special day, Kathy and her team at Vows Wedding and Event Planning is the way to go. The attention to detail, friendly service, and OUTSTANDING vision is like no other. Our daughter got married on July 8th but became too busy to plan for and coordinate her special day. Thankfully, we found Kathy. That was by far the best thing we could have done. We live 200 miles away from Mechanicsburg, PA and it was just so overwhelming at first to try and help our daughter out. Kathy jumped right in coordinating the venue with my wife, obtaining date/time/location/facility information as well as all the other "vendors" that would be in support (photography, catering, entertainment etc.). Then she scheduled a one-on-one meeting with Robin, our daughter, to obtain information on flower arrangements, color scheme, and venue schedule. After that, Kathy took it from there. She gave us a tasking timeline and kept us on budget. She has an immaculate taste on what will look the best and she knows what will work. It really helped that Kathy & team planned other weddings at the Lower Allen Township site, which proved to be invaluable. She kept in contact with us via email and phone calls updating the planning effort. She was instrumental during the "walk through" the night before the wedding by ensuring everyone knew where to be and when to be there. On the wedding day, the execution was flawless. Friends and family are still talking about the venue and how perfect the wedding was. Kathy knows this business inside and out and is a true professional. We highly recommend hiring Kathy & her team as your wedding planner."
Haiku Kwon & her husband
"I have passed Kathy's information on to more people than I can tell you since my wedding. I was lucky and blessed enough to find Kathy through a co-worker. I only needed her floral services, as all other parts were already taken care, however, I wish I would have found her sooner! Truly, had I known about Kathy Monte and Vows before I hired everyone else, I would have spent all my budget in one place with her and her team. My flowers were unbelievable- especially if you knew how much I paid!! My bouquet was EXACTLY what I wanted, I mean EXACTLY. I had flowers on our gift table, our place card table, on the bar, in the bathrooms, on the window sills, lining the aisle, on the sweetheart table and every other table in the venue! The arrangements were something out of a magazine. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her professionalism cannot be beaten. I will recommend her over and over and over again!! We are going to two weddings in the next couple of weeks where I know she is responsible for making more dreams come true and I KNOW the displays will be stunning! Thank you, Kathy and team. "
Casey & Mason Mimnaugh
Vows Wedding and Event Planning
Sitler Wedding Flower Wall
Vincent & Nikki Festo
Haiku Kwon's Reception
"Where to start? My wedding was 3 weeks ago, and my husband and I are still marveling at what an amazing job Kathy did not only that day, but in the entire year leading up to the wedding. She is more than a wedding planner. She was a stand-in-mom, a therapist, a patient support at midnight, and a calm presence when I was having a meltdown. She took my half-formed thoughts and ideas and created a dream-like setting in a hard to work with room that took our breath away when we saw the venue for the first time. I could never create a picture of what I wanted, but when I walked in, she had somehow managed to manifest it.
The day of the wedding, she checked in frequently, made sure everyone and everything was where it needed to be, and went way above and beyond to ensure that our day was as perfect as it could possibly be.
Kathy was always responsive and prompt. I never had to wait on her or even repeat a request. She handled all of the details and was an amazing resource for pretty much every single thing we needed—from vendors to decorations. I knew planning a wedding came with its own special set of headaches, but I really had no idea until we got into the thick of it. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to go through with having a wedding without her and her team. They made what would have been a stressful nightmare into a pleasant, fun process."
Dawn Faust & Kathy
"I just want to thank Kathy and her staff for coordinating my daughter's wedding in June.
To be quite honest, when my venue told me I had to have a wedding coordinator I was like, what for??? Well, let me tell you, the answer to that is EVERYTHING!!! From our first meeting with Kathy, we realized she knows her stuff! She helped with things I didn't even ask her to. She saw something had to be taken care of and she did it. She even took care of an issue we had after the wedding. Kathy is funny, professional, and really good at what she does. I don't think you will be disappointed at all if you have Vows Wedding & Event Planners part of your special day!
Thanks again Kathy!"