September 9, 2020
Caitlin was the glue that held our wedding together and helped make it so relaxing and enjoyable. What I mean by this is that we had no worry in the world during our wedding or even the entire day while getting ready. Caitlin was not only so well organized, she listened to everything we wanted and she remembers everything. The day of, she took ALL of the decorations we had brought and many my dad had made and she put it all together. Myself nor my family lifted a finger. I had no concern for what was going on at the venue during my wedding because I trusted Caitlin to make it happen. She is truly one of a kind and will help make your day so special and worry free. We can’t thank Caitlin (and her assistant) enough for all that they did for us! She truly went above and beyond.
August 14, 2020
I could not be any more appreciative of the way that Caitlin and her team worked to make our dream wedding come true. Despite lots of hurdles and weather surprises, nothing could stop Caitlin in making our dream wedding a reality. Every thing we needed and even things we didn’t know we needed were handled by Caitlin and the evening was a breeze thanks to her support and attention to detail. We could not be any happier to recommend her month of services to help other couples wedding dreams come true!
November 16, 2019
I am so grateful my husband and I stumbled upon Caitlin! We knew we wanted to get married at McClintock Distilling in Frederick, MD and worked with Caitlin to book our date. Little did we know, she was also a full-service wedding planner. After meeting with Caitlin, we were sold. As a very type-A bride, it was hard to cede control of the details, but I was so comfortable putting our wedding in her capable hands. She made the planning process a breeze- from selecting vendors, to physical planning, to day-of coordination, we knew the day would be seamless. As an added bonus, Caitlin is a blast and we loved just spending time with her through the planning process! If you're looking for a full-service planner in the MD/DC area, look no further.
August 21, 2019
Want a stress-free day? Hire Caitlin!
There aren't enough words to describe just how incredible, kind, and damn good Caitlin is at her job. The most common advice we got from our married friends was "hire a day of coordinator," which we couldn't be happier that we did. Caitlin made the entire weekend so stress-free and was worth every penny.
We live in Chicago, so while we were planning our wedding in Frederick, Caitlin was incredibly flexible with having meetings over facetime and sporadically whenever we were in town. She was so organized and helped reassure us that we were on track. She also was very helpful in bouncing ideas off of and making sure every detail was thought through.
When it came to the actual weekend she took charge and made sure we weren't bothered and were able to fully enjoy ourselves. The night before our wedding, our table and chair rental notified her that there was an issue with our rental. She made sure to have a solution before talking to my husband. I'm confident that if any hiccup should happen on your wedding day, Caitlin will be sure to figure out a solution and go to whomever your designated day of contact is - not you. The other thing that really set Caitlin above and beyond is that she made sure our vision came to life. As a designer, I'm incredibly detail-oriented and she made sure she had a clear understanding of exactly how all of the decorations were to be set up, so I didn't have to worry while we were getting ready. Then at the end of the night, her and her assistant packed up all of our items and set them aside so we could pick them up the next day. It made our lives SO much easier before heading out of town. It's so apparent that her goal is truly to make sure your day is above and beyond your expectations and that you are able to fully relax and enjoy each moment with your family and friends.
We originally went with Caitlin because she was the event coordinator at our reception venue, but after how incredible she was, we have recommended her to all of our engaged friends! She really is the best.
September 14, 2019
Caitlin was an amazing planner. Even though I thought I was pretty organized, she made everything run 100% smoother. My husband and I were just talking about how great everything turned out with the help of Caitlin! You will not be disappointed if she is your planner!
August 24, 2019
Caitlin was awesome to work with through the entire process and coordinated with all the vendors flawlessly in the weeks leading up to the wedding (we purchased the month of package). She was very responsive and flexible and put us at ease throughout the entire process. Everything was timed and planned perfectly with a few great touches like drinks waiting for us after we walked out of the ceremony. I would definitely recommend hiring Caitlin and the team!
June 29, 2019
Caitlin is truly incredible. We picked a nontraditional wedding venue an hour away from our home town, so we needed all the help we could get. Even though we hired Caitlin as a month-of coordinator, she was willing to meet us to tour the venue as we built our vision for our wedding and answered my endless questions quickly and with patience. At our final walk-through, Caitlin helped us build a schedule, finalized details with every vendor, and made sure we felt comfortable and prepared leaving the meeting. At our rehearsal, Caitlin managed our family and bridal party easily and quickly. It was organized and informative. After the rehearsal, my husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Caitlin took care of everything. She managed our numerous vendors, decorated the venue beautifully, and always made sure we were comfortable with a drink in our hands. Caitlin was always there, ready to help or answer a question. Then, after we left the reception, she packed up all our personal decors so we could pick up the boxes the day after.
As a DIY bride who loved planning a wedding, it can be difficult handing that planning over to someone else. However, Caitlin’s expertise in event planning, her positive attitude, and her calming presence helped me relax and enjoy my wedding. Once I came to the rehearsal, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She took my vision, perfected it and fine-tuned it, and exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Caitlin for making my wedding perfect!
June 15, 2019
Caitlin is an amazing wedding coordinator.
We hired Caitlin to assist with our daughter’s wedding at McClintock Distillery. The venue is not in our home state, but Caitlin assisted us in finding the perfect vendors for our vision. Caitlin was always available with any questions or concerns we had and was always calm and professional. Last minute questions and changes did not frazzle Caitlin in the slightest. On the day of the wedding, Caitlin was there to make sure everything was perfect and that any vendor questions or concerns were directed to her. Caitlin made sure our daughter was calm and enjoyed every minute of her wedding day. The guests at our wedding could not stop talking about the beauty and seamlessness of the entire event.
Caitlin exceeded all our expectations as a wedding coordinator and I could not imagine
planning a wedding without her!!
June 1, 2019
Hire Caitlin and then just enjoy your day!
Hiring Caitlin as our month of coordinator was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Although we did not hire Caitlin for a full planning package, she was always willing to lend advice when we sought her expertise for different planning aspects of a wedding. The month prior to the event, Caitlin helped with finalizing the timeline and coordinating with vendors. Even if you are someone like myself who enjoys coordinating and planning, Caitlin's added expertise in formulating the timeline (making sure you have enough time for events, order, etc.) and taking care of vendors requests/emails provides you with the time before your wedding to focus on family, relaxing, etc. and a timeline that is set-up for success. I received many compliments on how our wedding flowed and how it seemed very well organized. In addition, Caitlin was always super responsive and even helped me resolve an issue with my dress only days before the wedding. As for the day of the event, we just had so much fun at our wedding. Our parents, our siblings, everyone could just have fun - Caitlin and her assistant handled EVERYTHING. She made sure we stuck to our timeline (or made sure all vendors were updated if we needed a change), that our decorations were set-up exactly as we requested, that all vendors were set-up on time and as we requested, that Dan and I got some apps and drink after the ceremony, and that everything was packed up at the end of the night. We didn't have to worry about anything! In addition, Caitlin is such a fun person to be around and her positivity really adds to the energy of the day. You spend all of this time, energy and money planning the wedding and it is worth the extra expense in my opinion to hire a coordinator in order for you to be able to just be present in the moment. If you choose Caitlin as your coordinator, you will have that ease of mind and so much more. Thanks again!
May 26, 2018
I don’t even know where to being. Caitlin was all around amazing. I couldn’t have pulled off my perfect day without her! She was willing to do anything and everything you asked her to and she went out of her way to do so. She made my day completely stress free! I love her so much and would literally recommend her to every single bride!
If you are looking for a wedding planner that goes way beyond what you ever dreamed of STOP LOOKING! Catlin planned our Daughters wedding last night at Stone Manor Country Club and I have to say I was amazed by how attentive she is. Catlin has to be the most organized person I have ever dealt with. She took all the stress from the Bride and (US) her Mother and Father. She makes sure everything is 100% and everyone raved at how great the wedding was. I HIGHLY recommend Classic Occasions By Catlin! THANK you again for your professional service.
May 4, 2019
We were led to Caitlin after the planner we originally hired had a career change. While this was an unexpected and somewhat stressful event, it worked out so well because Caitlin took such good care of us! She served as our "day of" coordinator, and met with us several times before the big day to make sure we were all on the same page. I fully admit that I am a type A person who likes to be in control, and Caitlin totally got that. She did a great job of balancing my need to plan everything and be in the loop, but also taking ideas and running with them to make them even better. She coordinated with all of our vendors in advance and on the day of the wedding. She and her assistant set up all of our decorations, greeted our vendors, coordinated our guests, kept the evening on schedule, and so much more. Her warm and calm personality really made me relax on what could have been a very stressful day!
November 4, 2017
We hired Caitlin for our 'day of' wedding coordination. Simply put, she was excellent - capable, confident, and calming! A perfect 'insurance plan' to ensure that we enjoyed the wedding. We had a pretty challenging wedding to execute with a lot of vendors and moving pieces - it had been stressing us out for quite some time, but when the day before the wedding came and we handed everything off to Caitlin, we felt at ease. She understood everything that had to be done and had a confidence about her that put us at ease. It's not easy to hand your 'baby' off to someone else, and after all the sweat and tears that went into planning our wedding, we would have been nervous to trust just about anyone else with it. Caitlin gave us all the reason in the world to trust her, and we're glad she did - she did a fantastic job. Hire her with confidence! We'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Kailee & Kevin
October 14, 2017
Hiring Caitlin as our Wedding Planner was one of the best decisions we made for our Wedding!! Let me start with the year in advanced for planning our wedding! She was always an email or phone call away answering my hundreds of questions by directing me back to what I wanted but helping me feel confident in my decision with her expertise! She truly helped calm so many nerves with the whole planning process! Then to be able to hand off all of my decorations (and the worries and stress that those things carry lol) days before my wedding and not need to worry about a single thing the day of was beyond amazing! The day of the wedding she surpassed every expectation that I had for how great a wedding planner could be! She set up and coordinated everything for the day of so myself nor any family or friends had to do a single thing. And then the cherry on top was how she made every small detail flow with such ease and care! She was somehow everywhere at all times throughout the day making sure every small detail played out according to my vision! To be able to have the faith and confidence that your wedding planner knows your vision and will deliver and then surpasses your expectations is the best feeling ever on your wedding day!! She truly helped our wedding be the best day of our life!
Sarah & Andrew
August 12, 2017
If you want to have the best wedding ever, then hire Caitlin ASAP. She came recommended from a family friend and we could not be any happier with her insights, assistance, and just general existence. Caitlin helped us with every step of the wedding planning process and has the most calming and welcoming presence. She handled all of our vendors along with some unexpected hiccups with such ease. Our day was everything we dreamed of and wanted and Caitlin made it all a reality!
Heather & Phil
August 5, 2017
If there is one thing you can do to save your sanity on your wedding day, it would be to hire Caitlin! I had a 2 year engagement and at the beginning I didn't even think I would need a day of coordinator. Thankfully I came to my senses and a year out from the wedding I contacted Caitlin about helping me the day of. She set up a time for us to meet in person so she could ask me about my plans, vision and anything I was having trouble with. I knew right away she would be great, and she was! She also came with me to the walk-through at the venue and the rehearsal so she is way more than just day of - she is there every step of the way if you need her. Over the next year of our engagement she checked in on me to make sure everything was going ok, kept me on track for things I needed to do, was an advice giver, vendor recommender, schedule maker, do-everything to make sure the day of went perfectly. And she does it all with a huge smile that just makes you feel like everything is going to be ok. No matter what kind of crazy stuff I asked her she smiled and said "no problem, I'll take care of it" and she did! When I realized at the rehearsal I forgot to make reserved signs for the first 2 rows, she went home that night and made them for me! The day of the wedding not a single thing went wrong - or if it did she took care of it and I never even knew. She is organized, has great connections, creative, efficient, friendly, thoughtful, if I didn't have her at my wedding as the coordinator, I would have wanted her there as a friend she is just such a wonderful person. Thank you Caitlin for making my wedding day absolutely perfect! Hiring you was one of the best wedding decisions I made.
Kathleen & George
May 13, 2017
We hired Caitlin as our planner for our wedding on 5/13/17. Our venue required a planner and I'm so glad they did! Caitlin was so helpful throughout the whole process. We originally just hired Caitlin for day of services, but wound up hiring her full time. She is responsive, had great ideas, and is so sweet! We felt so relaxed on our wedding day knowing that things were taken care of and if anything came up, Caitlin could handle it. We would 100% recommend hiring her!
Rebecca & Diego
November 6, 2016
HIRE CAITLIN IMMEDIATELY! This is the one thing you need to do to have a great wedding. We hired Caitlin after hearing how she was key to pulling off my friend's wedding during the massive blizzard last year. While nothing that crazy happened at my wedding, without her, it would have been extremely stressful and would not have gone that smoothly. She did a great job coordinating with the vendors and making sure everything arrived when it was supposed to. We had some issues with the event staff at our venue and she was instrumental to keeping the continuity of our plans through a lot of turnover and creating the day's schedule. She also saved the day with my dress, because on the day of the wedding, one of the ribbons in my dress bustle tore off and she was able to sew it back on. Caitlin has an amazing friendly attitude and a very calming presence. I am very type A and with her around I was able to relax and know that if I wanted something done, it would get done right the first time. Just having that reassurance was a wonderful feeling. As an example of a few of the thing she took care of: She made sure all of our "props" were set up, like ceremonial items, signs and photo booth stuff, ensured all of our family members were in the right place at the right time, and moved our suitcases and gifts when needed. Caitlin was very affordable for the DC area and gave massive value for her service, which included an assistant for the day. I cannot recommend her highly enough. You need someone like Caitlin in your corner at your wedding.
January 23, 2016
Caitlin was a complete and total Godsend during my wedding. We got married on January 23, 2016 -- right smack-dab in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas, which dumped 2 - 3 feet across the greater DC area just as I was getting ready to tie the knot. Caitlin and her assistant not only mad
e arrangements to camp out at a nearby hotel with the wedding party so they would definitely be present during the event, but handled all of the added stress of coordinating with the other vendors, prepped the site early, and set up all of my reception decor without batting an eye! Her cheerful disposition and professionalism went MILES in helping me keep my cool, even with a historic blizzard descending upon us. If there was ever an issue that came up with the other vendors, I never even knew.
Even before the threat of imminent snowy wedding destruction, Caitlin was an excellent resource in helping to keep me organized and on track prior to the wedding. Even though her services stated "day-of coordination", she was more like a month-of (and life-of!) coordinator for me. She had great ideas, was willing to take on the execution and placement of all my crazy DIY projects, and my interactions with her always left me less stressed and more excited about my big day than ever.
Hire her. My crazy blizzard wedding would simply not have happened the way it did without Caitlin, and I will be forever grateful to her for making my dreams come true!
Molly & Ryan
August 22, 2015
I used Caitlin for full service planning and she was wonderful to work with. She had a lot of good ideas for how to put a personal touch on the wedding. She knew the right questions to ask vendors, how to negotiate prices, kept the wedding planning on track and helped us to stay within the budget. She was always professional, prompt, organized, and patient when I changed my mind. Most importantly, she really made a hectic time a lot less stressful. She handled all of the vendor research, vendor scheduling and fielded their questions. On the actual wedding day, she was right there when I needed her to be. She made sure the groom and I always had something to drink, kept track of our personal items, made sure things, like the flowers, cake cutters, and photographs were in the right places. She was also a great resource for how to do things like get a marriage license or change your name. Hiring Caitlin was one of the best decisions I made in the whole wedding planning process and truly could not have done it without her.
June 13, 2015
I absolutely cannot say enough about Caitlin and her services. I contacted her a few months prior to our wedding for tips and suggestions on caterers and a week later, she had contracts from five different caterers that delivered exactly what we were looking for at half the price they were quoting us. As the wedding grew closer, we found ourselves contacting her more frequently, as she was so responsive and helpful with virtually anything wedding-related.
Caitlin was incredibly accommodating and arranged to meet with our venue owner, our caterer, and us a month prior to our big day to solidify details. She coordinated our timeline, communicated with all of our vendors, and ran our rehearsal dinner run-through. By the time we showed up to our venue for our wedding, everything was literally handled already by Caitlin. Coming from a high-stress, type-A bride, Caitlin offered one thing that you cannot put a price on: a piece of mind that your day will run smoothly and stress-free. I have never been more relaxed than on my wedding day, as Caitlin took care of everything, even down to the last minute of the reception when she sent us off with a bucket of chilled wine to cap off the night.
The only regret that my husband and I have is not hiring her to plan 100% of the day. Our friends, family, and vendors all shared how professional, sweet, and well-organized she was. My caterer and venue owner both shared that she was the best planner they had ever worked with. She is simply amazing and we honestly could not have done it without her!
August 8, 2015
My husband and I hired Caitlin to coordinate our wedding and she did an amazing job! She was very professional throughout the entire process, always responded/got back to us in a timely manner, and made sure everything went just the way we wanted it on our big day. Leading up to the wedding she was extremely helpful and it put my mind at ease knowing she was taking care of the schedule and set-up. On the wedding day, she was attentive (but not in the way), and kept everything on schedule. I even needed to switch some events around during the reception and she made it all happen smoothly without my husband or I having to do a single thing. On top of all that, her services were very reasonably priced, which was great for us, as we were on a tight budget.
I cannot recommend her more highly! Just wonderful!
February 9, 2013
We searched all over Maryland trying to find a venue for our winter wedding. There were a couple things that really made this venue perfect for us. First, it was the staff, particularly Caitlin McGrew our coordinator. From her first email response, we knew that Antrim was the place to have our wedding. Caitlin made us feel comfortable and relaxed during every part of the planning process. She went out of the way to help us find what we need. For example, we were trying to find an appropriate room for my 90 year old grandmother to stay in. She took us through all the available rooms until we found one that my grandmother would feel comfortable in. From our very first visit there, you could tell this was a friendly place.
From the Mother of the Bride
Hi Caitlin...My Facebook status of the day is "wishing it was today a week ago...Quick weddings are just too much fun!" I have relived Megan and Aaron's wedding over and over...it was just perfect! So many friends and family texted me on Monday saying what a great time they had...a beautiful day, a beautiful bride, at a beautiful place. (They did all behave I hope!). And you played such a huge vital role! I remember when Megan first started looking atvenues. I was pressing for the beach club as it had the ocean. I remember her saying....'but Antrim has Caitlin!' And from the moment we met I was sold. You are the perfect wedding coordinator! The fact that you even had perfectionist me calm and cool all during plans and especially days before was priceless. I got to savor every precious moment of my only daughter's wedding without fears, tears, stress or sleepless nights! I will treasure the memories..and you always! Please feel free to forward this to owners....because i'm telling everyone I know! We will be coming to Antrim again for sure. Hope to catch you for a hug!
Forever very grateful MOB.
October 18, 2014
I knew after speaking to Caitlin for five minutes that I wanted to hire her. She not only executed our day of but also checked in with us about a month before the wedding to make sure we were okay and managed all of our vendors about a week out. By the day before our wedding, I realized that I had a lot more tasks onsite for Caitlin than I had realized, and with little direction except my vision, she executed all of our decor details inside our venue (an old historic home) wonderfully including setting up an entire room with cookies and strings of photos. Not only did Caitlin help execute our wedding day beautifully, she allowed us to really enjoy our wedding day and not stress out about anything happening onsite. Caitlin is a pro and I wholeheartedly recommend her services! My husband and I still talk about how she was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process and it was by far the easiest.
November 18, 2012
Our November wedding at the Antrim 1844 was perfect beyond any words can describe. They exceeded all of our expectations. Our coordinator Caitlin was amazing. She did not let any details go untouched. She took so much time and made sure everything was perfect. We will hold these incredible memories for the rest of our lives.
Kate & Gareth
September 15, 2012
Our 9/15/2012 wedding at Antrim turned out to be absolutely beautiful, thank you to Antrim, our wedding coordinator Caitlin, Chef, and the rest of the Antrim staff. We had both our ceremony and reception on-site, which allowed for us to enjoy the beautiful grounds during our ceremony and cocktail hour before going inside to enjoy a wonderful meal and celebration. The grounds were so beautiful, and made for such a perfect backdrop for our photography. We needed few decorations to make the ceremony site complete. After our ceremony, we easily transitioned into cocktail hour, where we were met with champagne and the opportunity to visit with our guests prior to being taken away for a few additional pictures. I was worried about this transition, but Caitlin managed each and every one of our rowdy guests with ease. We then entered into our reception site, which was set up just as we had envisioned. Our guests raved and ranted about the service and the food, which is a main reason that we chose Antrim. Caitlin was always a few steps away, and ensured that our wedding was organized and staying on our proposed schedule. This was much appreciated for a type A bride! Caitlin truly has an art, for although she had a huge job of ensuring that us, our guests, and our vendors were organized and enjoying themselves, she carried herself confidently and relaxed. Again, thank you Antrim, Caitlin, and everyone else who made our wedding day such a success!
Carolyn & Louis
June 23, 2012
We had our ceremony and reception at Antrim 1844 in June 2012, and it was a fantastic day. We loved the setting and our guests raved about the food. And the mansion and grounds offer so many photo ops. We wouldn't have had our wedding anywhere else. Originally, we had one wedding coordinator through Antrim that we loved. But she ended up moving to another company during our planning process, so we got switched to Daniel. I was assured that Daniel did a good job, but he did not click with us personality wise, and he was not detail oriented enough for me. So then we got switched again to Caitlin. SHE WAS FABULOUS. She answered all of our questions and was so enthusiastic about our big day. Every email and visit interaction with her was a pleasure and she went above and beyond on our wedding day.