Kind words from our past clients

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We got married on June 24th of this year (2017) and I have to say that we felt so extremely taken care of by Marlee and Katie! We used them for planning, florals and rentals. It's incredibly convenient that it's a one stop shop. They were so willing to take any idea I had andrun with it showing me all the options. They were mindful of our budget and not at all pushy trying to get us to do more or spend more than we wanted. At times, they reeled me back saying "Let's remember budget! If you wanna go over, we can absolutely make that happen but think about the costs for a day or so and get back to us!" They really did make our dream wedding a reality. I was able to enjoy the evening without worrying about a thing which is exactly how it should be. :) highly recommend Katie and Marlee at DFW Event Design and Planning. Would hire them again in a heart beat.

Tessa H.

We cannot begin to express how happy we were with Katie and Marlee and their entire team at DFW Event Design & Planning for their styling and coordination of our recent wedding at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (7/7/17)! They were simply spectacular - and we couldn't have had such a beautiful wedding without them. Our decision to work with DFW for lighting, draping and day of coordination, design and styling was one of the best decisions we made throughout the whole planning process. Not only did they install the most stunning lighting and draping in the beautiful barn at our venue, they also handled and designed so many décor decisions and helped to turn our venue into nothing short of magical!! They completely blew us away with all that they did to exceed our hopes for the décor of the venue -- they truly turned our dreams into reality and beyond. With their extensive knowledge and experience with coordinating weddings, they will offer amazing ideas and assistance and carry every idea through to the end, with the most incredible results. Simply put, we highly recommend this team and loved working with them and getting to know them!!! Thank you to Katie, Marlee, Briana and all!!

Michelle M.

"DFW Planning is a MUST HAVE for your wedding!"

We had the amazing pleasure of working with Katie and DFW Planning for our wedding and cannot give a higher recommendation. They did an absolutely spectacular job with our relatively large wedding (210 guests), a big bridal party (30), and family and timing situations that made our wedding above average on the complexity scale. Katie and her team assured that everything came together flawlessly and did so with such ease and grace that it put everyone at ease and in the mood for a great time. When we thought Katie outdid herself, she would go and do more. The best gift you can give to yourselves, your kids, your friends - DFW Planning for your wedding!

Adrianne W.

I am so glad I was referred to DFW Events and got connected with Katie! The moment I got on the phone with her, I knew I was in good hands to give that extra touch in my reception tent! I went with simple string lights and paper lanterns, but it was the perfect amount of romantic and color. They made the process super easy and walked me through everything that I needed for my special day!

Sarah B.

"Amazing, You Must Hire Katie"

One day I was talking to a random girl in the nail salon about my wedding and she told me the best thing she ever did for her wedding was hire a day of wedding planner. She was very convincing and her words stuck in my head throughout my planning process. When it came time to look for a wedding planner I searched on wedding wire and the knot and came across Katie. I did interview her and 3 other planners; my fiancé and I knew right away that Katie was the one. Well, like the girl at the nail salon said it was the best thing I ever did. Katie was amazing! She took care of so many details that I didn’t even know about until after the wedding and was there to go above and beyond for whatever I asked. I cannot speak anymore highly of her to friends and family. I never write reviews but she is worth writing a review for. Do yourself a favor and hire Katie; I know all my friends are going to after my experience… even if I have to pay for her myself for them!

Nicole D.

"Katie Becomes Your Friend During The Process..."

DFW Event Planning (Katie Robinson) was a godsend!! We truly were a guest at our daughter's wedding and it was a pleasure to do business (although it hardly felt like we 'were doing business'!) with Katie. She added wonderful insight into a world where we absolutely had no experience and made it fun as well!! Our wedding went off without a hitch and our guests have not stopped raving about the wonderful time they had -- and we have Katie to thank for that!!

Katie H.

"Wow", is about all I can say about DFW Event Planning."

Planning a wedding from 3000 miles away was challenging and as we got closer to the event - we knew we needed to have someone help us. DFW to the rescue. 4 weeks before the wedding and our lighting vendor wanted to do everything verbal with no contract and wouldn't meet before the event. When you're spending almost $10,000 on lighting that simply doesn't work. DFW was able to secure a new lighting company who was happy to meet before the event and had fantastic ideas about how to achieve our desired results. DFW was there to handle everything we needed and we couldn't have done it without them. If you're reading this review, congratulations - you've just found the BEST Wedding Planner in the Philadelphia area. Hire them now!

Ken H.


We just had our wedding at the Pyramid Club in Philly, and DFW planning and Katie, made it unbelievable!!! From our first meeting with Katie to the day of the wedding, everything was smooth and stress free! My mother and I felt comfortable with Katie right from the start and she was always available to answer my emails and texts. Her recommendations for DJ and photography were perfect and I never had to research anyone else. I also used her company for all my decor and flowers and only met with her once concerning all that (which was exactly what I wanted) and everything was perfect! I never had to with about the details in advance, and was able just to enjoy the process without stress. The day of the wedding, I never had to worry about anything and my mother had a blast without being stressed as the mother of the bride. Highly recommend!!!

Joan W.

"The Best Money We Spent" 

We hired DFW Event Planning for my daughter's wedding in May, and looking back it was the best decision we made during the wedding process. Katie knew so many professionals in the business and helped us make every decision. The process became so much less stressful after bringing Katie on, and the day of was absolutely one of the best memories our family will have for a lifetime. Thank you so much DFW, we will definitely be reccomending you to all of our friends and family!

Katie B.

"Brilliant Coordinators"

If we could give DFW more than 5 stars, we would. Nicole was recommended by our venue, and came through in a big way. From our first meeting, she was organized, easy to contact, and had great suggestions for wedding planning amateurs. She took over all vendor coordination, and helped us develop an awesome day-of timeline that kept everything running smoothly. I truly believe that Nicole and the DFW team allowed us to enjoy our wedding and stay in the moment- we were confident that things would run smoothly in their very capable hands.

Catherine M.

"Angel From Heaven" 

Katie and her team of amazing helpers did an outstanding job coordinating our wedding. I literally almost cried in happiness the day I met Katie as what she was offering sounded to good to be true and such a relief. We choose the dinner and a movie package which is for the rehearsal dinner and wedding, but it really went beyond that. Prior to the wedding they helped with suggestions of vendors and timelines and checklists. Weddings are stressful and DFW took the stress out of the weekend entirely and we were able to truly enjoy our special day. There are so many little things to coordinate and it was such an amazing relief having Katie and her team handle everything and I had the utmost confidence it would all get done. I have divorced parents and Katie was also integral in juggling seating at the church and multiple priorities. They set up the church beautifully as well as the reception. They went above and beyond with extra touches like making signs for our signature drinks and guest book as well as re purposing our pumpkins from the church at the venue. They made sure all of our vendors showed up and were on time and helped the entire bridal party stay on track. I would have left for the church without my veil if it weren't for Katie! Truly would have paid double for everything they did for us. Not only was Katie an excellent coordinator but she is an amazing and fun woman who I want to be friends with! Truly made all my dreams come true.

Kasey C.

A note to all of you recently engaged future brides as you become overwhelmed with all of the plans you have to make from colors and themes to venues and music, Katie and Nicole are the absolute best. They helped make my wedding absolutely beautiful and flawless. Whether you are a mature bride like me (50 something) who has a crazy schedule and no time to plan a wedding or my daughter (20 something) who has too many choices and needs to make so many decisions within a budget. Katie and Nicole helped us both plan two very different weddings with 7 months of each other. They kept us on track guiding us through all of the decisions that needed to be made offering great alternatives that fit within our budgets. I couldn't have made it through this very hectic year without them.

Maureen C.

Katie & Nicole + team,

Thank you so so much for making November 6th, 2015 truly the best day ever. Words can not describe how grateful we are, and lucky to have the two of you help us along the way. We would have been lost with out you. The late night phone calls, texts, meetings did not go unappreciated. You are both so dedicated, and your clients are very lucky ducks! People kept coming up to me at the wedding (+after) and they would say - this is so YOU Cara. That is/was music to my ears. You executed my vision flawlessly. I can't imagine our wedding any other way. It seriously was amazing.Again, thank you so much, I hope we stay in touch. (I don't say that to a lot of people :p) 

Love you both! xoxo, cara + Matt


Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our wedding a beautiful day! You are AMAZING & we are so grateful for your help (& keeping us sane :) )  Let's party!

Love, Katie + Brian


You are your team are total rock stars! Truly appreciated everything you did! Could not have made it with you guys!

xoxo, Kasey

Gorgeous Katie & Fabulous Luke,

Thank you so much for your magician-level amazingness leading up to and during our wedding! Your endless energy, humor, & ridiculous amounts of hard work made for such a fun, elegant and seamless event! We loved working with you on wedding-related madness & love even more the friendship that has come from it!

Love, Ami + Jayneel


We want to say THANKS for your help with Gina's wedding. Your experience, advice, style, and friendly leadership helped take us on a journey that was fun and exciting. You brought us the best partners from flowers to band, and helped us make good decisions. 

With love and appreciation, Rodger, Betsy, Ryan + Gina

Katie and Luke,

What a memorable NYE we had! I've never seen Xan so happy. Thank you both for all you did to bring Xan and Joe's vision to life. The evening was perfect. The "donut wall" was a huge hit - everyone is still talking about it. I really appreciated all your hard work making sure everything ran smoothly, especially the little push you gave the man in the wheelchair- haha. I really hope we get the chance to work with you again, it was a pleasure! 

Love, Jamie + Paul

Katie & Nicole,

Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding and for making the day run smoothly! It was a pleasure working with you! :)

Kerry + Tyler

Dear Katie,

Thank you for making our wedding easy, carefree, fun and just basically perfect. It was just the way that we wanted it. Thank you for the phone calls, relationship management, organization, time, friendship and dedication. We love you! Don't be a stranger!

Love, Ali + Jon