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The Event Design Co.

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About

Operating out of Toronto, Ontario, The Event Design Co. is a wedding planning and coordination company. Operated by a team of creative professionals who strive to stay ahead of industry trends, bringing together and integrating various styles and creating one-of-a-kind events. These experts pride themselves in curating unforgettable experiences while inspiring intimate moments for each of their unique couples. They focus on understanding their clients’ vision and take a fresh approach to every wedding project so that each event accurately reflects the newlyweds.

Services Offered

Your experience is the number one priority for The Event Design Co. Their aim is to provide a stress-free and streamlined process. To ensure your needs are met they offer several service levels which include month-of coordination, with an extra option for event design, and full-service wedding planning.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

8

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,400

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$4,000

Hourly Rate

$100

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,800

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Leandra C. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Katie is amazing!

    My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Katie, as our day of coordinator for our wedding. Katie was truly amazing to work with and made our wedding day run so smoothly! She was very responsive throughout the planning process and truly made everything so easy.
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    Kalei A. Married on 05/09/2021
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    No words for how happy we are

    Wow.. we are just so speechless with the level of professionalism and personalized care that Katie gave us during the planning process. From the start Katie was on our side, walking us through the daunting process of planning through COVID. Katie cares so much about making your day special. If you’re even reading this review you’re contemplating hiring a planner, and I will give you this advice: DO IT!!! It is worth the extra sleep you get at night, the lowered anxiety, and the enjoyment in the process. You need Katie in your life.
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    Rachel Married on 07/09/2019
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    Katie IS the definition of DREAM TEAM

    I cannot stress this enough: we could not have done this without Katie and her team from The Event Design Co. We decided to go with the month-of-coordinator and ladies/gents - to this day my husband and I both agree, it was the greatest decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. Katie was so good with communicating with us, reaching out to us and making herself available to us - even before our Month-Of began. The month leading up to the wedding is when Katie and her team took the reigns and she was amazing! Her team set up our venue, coordinated with our other amazing vendors, and handled everything with such poise and professionalism. There will always be things that dont go as planned on the wedding day, it's a fact. Some things didnt go as they should have at my wedding...but, I HAD NO IDEA until after the wedding; in my opinion that is the true testament to how good Katie and her team was. She handled every hurdle that came and went above and beyond. I couldnt be more thankful!!
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    Alexandra Married on 23/08/2019
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    Amazing & Wonderful!

    Katie was amazing to work with! I was hesitant hiring any wedding planning service, as I thought it was an unnecessary expense, but very happy I decided otherwise because I sure as hell needed all the help I got and more with Katie. After working with many wedding vendors, I feel vendors can be abrupt and impatient, but Katie was super pleasant and kind to work with. On the day of, Katie kept me cool and calm, amongst the chaos and hurdles that my wedding morning brought. She kindly reminded me what was truly important, and that was marrying Daniel. Katie helped execute the day wonderfully and smoothly and gave more than what Daniel and I expected. The wedding day wouldn’t have been possible without her!
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    Chantal A. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Katie was amazing

    I didn't really think I needed a "month of" planner but I am SO glad I got one. Katie helps organize everythingggg and is super friendly and responsive. We had a few performances on wedding day and everything was executed perfectly because Katie took care of it all. She also made surewe were on schedule the whole day - which trust me as the bride you do lose track of time. Would definitely definitely recommend!! Thank you Katie !!!
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    Jaclyn C. Married on 01/06/2019
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    Amazing - would highly recommend!

    Katie was an absolute gem to work with - I could not imagine putting on a wedding without her support. She was extremely organized and agile, allowing all the planning to fit in and around my schedule - I was out of the country for the entire planning process and only arrived back 6 weeks before the wedding! She took charge and direction with the venue and all the vendors, making the lead up to the wedding day stress-free and the day of the wedding just perfect. I had nothing to worry about the day of as Katie had a hold on every detail - from table set up to staying on top of reception of schedule. I would highly recommend Katie & the Event Design Co. Thank you, Katie!
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    Justine M. Married on 25/05/2019
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    Amazing local Coordinator

    Katie Watkowski and her team were ABSOLUTELY amazing! If you are thinking of booking a coordinator but have not been convinced to do so, this will be the best money you spend. Katie was able to take all the month of stress away by connecting with all our vendors, asking all the right questions, and creating the day of schedule. I received several compliments from a number of wedding party members, guests and vendors about how awesome she was. She took our vision and helped ensure nothing got in the way of fulfilling it. Even with a couple set backs and bumps in the road she was able to come up with on the fly creative solutions, which made the day perfect. Thank you Katie and team for all your hard work, we could not be happier!
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    Brynn B. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Friendly Tailored Service For a Unique DIY Wedding

    We had the pleasure of working with Katie Watkowski and The Event Design Co. for our wedding on May 4th, 2019. Our wedding was very much a DIY affair, but hiring Katie as our month of coordinator was definitely one of the best decisions we made! From the first conversation, she totally understood our vision for the day. My husband and I planned a cocktail style wedding with a late start (6pm) that was to take place all in one space which involved a room flip with our guests still present. When we expressed concerns about whether our plan was feasable she quickly put us at ease and said she was excited to start planning it. She provided her expert opinion on many things including how much alcohol to order, and whether we should bother hiring a car service. Her great advice helped us save time and money. Throughout the process Katie was an excellent communicator, and was very proactive in contacting all of our vendors and friends involved in the day. She also tailored the service she and her team provided to us based on our event style and needs. No task was too big or too small for Katie! On the day of the wedding she arrived at our apartment to help us transport some personal items, and I swear she was almost as excited as we were. She along with her asistant Emily, did an exceptional job excecuting the set up of our DIY decor, really capturing the fun, yet elegant aesthetic we were trying to achieve. Throughout the event they kept our tight schedule moving and were there to address any concerns or answer questions that we or our guests had. They worked well with our caterers and venue staff and were cheerful and proffessional. They also genuninely seemed to have fun which was important to us! The Event Design Co. team was crucial to the success of our big day. We truly believe that whether you are having a DIY event like ours, or a lavish black tie affair, they are going to make your wedding the best it can be!
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    Leigh-Ann M. Married on 24/11/2018
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    I ♥️ Katie!

    She's so good! So helpful and patient! Her and her team made our day seamless! We felt no stress or worry!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!
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    Andrea Married on 19/10/2018
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    The Very Best!

    Katie & Event Design Co are incredible. Katie was an immense help leading up to our wedding day and the day itself went off seamlessly. Our guests were amazed at the timing of everything, how everyone knew where to be and when, etc. Katie is on the ball, communicative, caring, responsive and there to help you every step of the way. On the day of, we didn't think of anything, and that was the best part of all...just enjoying the moments with family and friends. We recommend Katie to the moon & back...this will be the best decision you make to have an effortless and fun day.

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The Event Design Co. Real Weddings

Kalei & Mitch
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Megan & Adam
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Meagan & Jason
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Meet the team

Katie Watkowski
Katie Watkowski
Owner + Lead Designer

My love for event planning goes back as far as I can remember. From tea parties to golf tournaments, I loved taking the lead on anything that needed to be planned. While events were always a part of me, I wanted the theoretical training as well. After completing a post-grad Event Management program, I was hired as an event coordinator at a non-profit healthcare organization where I managed a large portfolio in Toronto. I then studied to receive my certification from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada where I fell in love with weddings.

I believe that a wedding is a day celebrating love in all its entirety. Every beautiful, raw, tearful, nerve-wracking part of it. I want to be right by your side to make sure that this exciting time remains joyous and stress-free.

Alysse  Russell
Alysse Russell
Lead Designer

You’ll find me wiping my tears right after fixing your dress before sending you down the aisle, right after cueing the music for your first dance and all those special little moments in between – what can I say, I am a hopeless romantic, and those special moments just pull on my heartstrings!

I am a people person. Entertaining and planning is in my blood. I love helping couple’s dreams come to life and seeing everyone’s unique personalities and ideas intertwined to make their day PERFECT!

Sophie  Dennis
Sophie Dennis
Lead Designer

Supported by a diploma in floral design and event management, fuelled by caffeine and inspired by The Wedding Planner, I help couples achieve their perfect day while silently crying during the ceremony.

My personal style is rustic and natural, but my favourite part of wedding planning is getting to create each couple’s unique vision.

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