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St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady)

Cruz Bay , VI
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LOCATION

Cruz Bay, VI US 00830 (map)

PHONE

340-693-8500

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ABOUT US

St. John Wedding Planner, Katilady, focuses on custom tailored wedding that are sure to be remembered. Destination Weddings on St. John in the USVI is our specialty. We build beautiful... Read more
St. John Wedding Planner, Katilady, focuses on custom tailored wedding that are sure to be remembered. Destination Weddings on St. John in the USVI is our specialty. We build beautiful weddings from your first contact with us until the last song played. Our goal is to take your dream and turn it into an island wedding dream come true. You and your groom will relax in comfort knowing that KatiLady’s planners have removed the burden from your dream wedding.

St. John Wedding Planner, Katilady, is comprised of a stellar team committed to eliminating the stress of organizing an event, especially from miles away. As the owner, Kati Steinborn is hands on, organizing weddings from 50 to 250. Having been a planner on island for more than 14 years, she is keenly aware of clients' needs. Kati is responsible for training many of the Caribbeans local planners. Michelle Fage was trained by Weddings by KatiLady. You can see more pictures of weddings planned by KatiLady on Michelles website. All weddings there dated before August 2012 are examples of the team of professionals that support each of our planners. Kati and her assistant planners are in constant contact with their brides and grooms, using all that technology has to offer as well as on-site meetings once on island. She and her team will be there through the entire wedding and up until the last vendors are off site. Clients never feel abandoned or out of the loop as they command the ship and the planners steer it strongly to its wedding destination.

St. John is a wedding day fantasy venue. From the hundreds of spectacular views and beaches to the breathtaking sunsets and crystal clear waters, this island is truly clutter free. Unlike many other tropical locations, St. John has a depth and honesty about it encapsulated within the National Park Borders and kept alive in the culture. Our unspoiled beaches will bring you to their water’s edge providing the most spectacular of photo documentaries for your wedding day.

Our commitment is to eliminate your stress in planning the destination wedding that breaks the mold. You’ve already decided to be “different”. Let us help you make your day unforgettable for not only you, but your friends and family as well. With our years of experience, we know the pitfalls and can help you leap over them. We can bring the vendors to you and eliminate hours of searching. We are your one stop wedding shop from, planners to catering and cakes to transportation, our staff will meet your needs.

Contact Kati at kati@katilady.com or michelle@katilady.com call us at 340.693.8500 to start planning your dream wedding today! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
3
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Caribbean Destination Weddings
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
All religions
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
From 2 to 200
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Villas, beaches, pavilions, restaurants, and luxury yachts

REVIEWS

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Liz
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Katherine Steinborn, known as Weddings By Katilady was outstanding on all levels in preparing a wedding weekend for our Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Robin
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
We planned our wedding via internet from the US. Kate was great, always responded quickly and made everything go so Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Pamela
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Kati was the consummate professional in planning my son's wedding on St. John. Every detail was attended to and she stayed Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Videography
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Chelsea
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
My wedding turned out to be everything I could have hopes for. I could not have done it without Kati. She was very Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Matthew
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
Kati was phenomenal. In planning a destination wedding, we were worried about certain things that we could not see and Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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.
From a mans perspective, the only thing that matters is that the bride is calm and happy. Kati did a great job of making Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, , Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
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
Kati was THE best, most professional, wonderful wedding planner...hands down! She made our special day even more special. Read more...
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 Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Crispin
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
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.
Katilady provided a beautiful Wedding cake for a reception. The bride was delighted with it and started crying when we Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Katie
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
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.
As a wedding planner I stand firmly behind Kati's cakes as the tastiest and best bang for your buck. Her talent is Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Kirsten
Wedding:
5/23/2013
5.0/5.0
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!!
Words could never emphasize how wonderful Kati and her organization was. Our weddining was absolutely fabulous. Not only Read more...
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!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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!!
Kati took time to understand what I wanted and was extremely respectful of my budget. She handled all the little details Read more...
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!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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!!!
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 Read more...
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!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/15/2012
5.0/5.0
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!
Kati did wedding cupcakes for me and they were absolutely amazing!!!! Beautiful & yummy! I only had her make my cupcakes, Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
Kati helped so much with making our special day turn out perfect! She was there along the way to answer questions, offer Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
We had a great experience with Katilady...very attentive, responsive, and professional. She helped organize our rehearsal Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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.
Kati and her staff were very professional and supportive during our wedding process. Kati and her staff provided us with Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
Katilady events and catering made our wedding everything that I dreamed of and even more. Every idea that I thought of, I Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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.
Michelle at Weddings by KatiLady did an amazing job helping us plan our wedding in St. John from a distance. She was super Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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.
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ktarta
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
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!
The wedding cake we had was unforgettable! It was a 2 tier white chocolate butter cream icing cake designed to look like Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Catering
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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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DrD
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
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 :(
What can I say? She made my day! I can HONESTLY say without hesitation that I had the most AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL wedding Read more...
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 :( Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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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nancylee
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
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.
From the first phone call with Kati at Katilady we felt relieved that there was someone at St. John who could arrange our Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

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
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
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!
Kati and team, we can't thank you enough. Looking back I realize now what a challenge our party must have been. Thank you Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Gail! We enjoyed working with you and Keven!
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
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.
Weddings by KatiLady planned our entire event, they did the wedding dinner and a specialized wedding cake. We were on St. Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

It was our pleasure. Customized weddings like yours are our favorite! Kati
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Becky
Wedding:
3/17/2010
5.0/5.0
provided a fabulous experience, made sure we were at ease about all details, was extremely professional, AND was extremely pleasant and fun!
provided a fabulous experience, made sure we were at ease about all details, was extremely professional, AND was extremely Read more...
provided a fabulous experience, made sure we were at ease about all details, was extremely professional, AND was extremely pleasant and fun! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Claire Brown
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the support and help Katilady gave us in planning the rehearsal dinner for our destination wedding. I highly recommend Katilady to anyone interested in planning a destination wedding!
I can't say enough about the support and help Katilady gave us in planning the rehearsal dinner for our destination Read more...
I can't say enough about the support and help Katilady gave us in planning the rehearsal dinner for our destination wedding. I highly recommend Katilady to anyone interested in planning a destination wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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deestjohn
Wedding:
2/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Katilady was an absolute joy to work with. We used there service to plan our destination wedding in February 2009. Our only communication prior to meeting several days before the wedding was via email and phone. Kati and her staff assured me that my day would be not only perfect but smooth. Our guest still rave about the amazing food, decor, cake and just the all around island vibe!
We would recommend Katilady to anyone!!!

The Creedens~ NH
Katilady was an absolute joy to work with. We used there service to plan our destination wedding in February 2009. Our Read more...
Katilady was an absolute joy to work with. We used there service to plan our destination wedding in February 2009. Our only communication prior to meeting several days before the wedding was via email and phone. Kati and her staff assured me that my day would be not only perfect but smooth. Our guest still rave about the amazing food, decor, cake and just the all around island vibe!
We would recommend Katilady to anyone!!!

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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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angie
Wedding:
7/7/2003
5.0/5.0
Katilady was very patient with me for my wedding on St. John. She was helpful and extremely professional throughout my many phone calls and questions. She handled all the details from arranging the events and get togethers leading up to the wedding down to special ordering the lavender flowers I insisted on having. My wedding party was treated like her own family and was very comfortable working with her. The cake she made was amazing, we are still talking about it-just perfect. The catering service was also top knotch and the food was delicious. If any of my friends or family are getting married, I will surely send them to Katilady knowing she will take care of them 100%!
Katilady was very patient with me for my wedding on St. John. She was helpful and extremely professional throughout my Read more...
Katilady was very patient with me for my wedding on St. John. She was helpful and extremely professional throughout my many phone calls and questions. She handled all the details from arranging the events and get togethers leading up to the wedding down to special ordering the lavender flowers I insisted on having. My wedding party was treated like her own family and was very comfortable working with her. The cake she made was amazing, we are still talking about it-just perfect. The catering service was also top knotch and the food was delicious. If any of my friends or family are getting married, I will surely send them to Katilady knowing she will take care of them 100%! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
12/8/2013
4.9/5.0
After looking for a wedding coordinator on St John that was licensed for St John beach weddings and did wedding AND reception coordination - I found Kati with Katilady. I cannot say enough about how perfect our wedding was. It was beyond my expectations and everything was taken care of. I did not worry or do one thing the entire day except enjoy myself! We had so much fun and the vendors she suggested were all amazing. It can be confusing trying to plan from afar but Kati was responsive to all my emails and calls. She met with us the day before the wedding - I had made some decorative items I wanted placed out and she took them and did exactly as I had asked. I really cannot say more - if you are looking for a wedding planner on St John... choose Kati, you will not be disappointed!
After looking for a wedding coordinator on St John that was licensed for St John beach weddings and did wedding AND Read more...
After looking for a wedding coordinator on St John that was licensed for St John beach weddings and did wedding AND reception coordination - I found Kati with Katilady. I cannot say enough about how perfect our wedding was. It was beyond my expectations and everything was taken care of. I did not worry or do one thing the entire day except enjoy myself! We had so much fun and the vendors she suggested were all amazing. It can be confusing trying to plan from afar but Kati was responsive to all my emails and calls. She met with us the day before the wedding - I had made some decorative items I wanted placed out and she took them and did exactly as I had asked. I really cannot say more - if you are looking for a wedding planner on St John... choose Kati, you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Heather
Wedding:
6/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Kati was fantastic! She took care of all the details from catering to performing the ceremony and even accommodated us with last minute hair styling.
Kati was fantastic! She took care of all the details from catering to performing the ceremony and even accommodated us Read more...
Kati was fantastic! She took care of all the details from catering to performing the ceremony and even accommodated us with last minute hair styling. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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drkchristie
Wedding:
12/3/2011
4.9/5.0
Our wedding weekend was amazing and a lot of events were scheduled and went very smoothly. We have no complaints!
Our wedding weekend was amazing and a lot of events were scheduled and went very smoothly. We have no complaints!
Our wedding weekend was amazing and a lot of events were scheduled and went very smoothly. We have no complaints! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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anweinberg
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.9/5.0
Katilady events entire staff are top notch professionals. They were extremely easy to work with and really understood that it was our day and did everything to make it our style. The food, decorations, and services were all wonderful! I would highly recommend Katilady events to any bride planning a wedding in the Virgin Islands. There was not one item that they missed in making our day amazing!!!!
Katilady events entire staff are top notch professionals. They were extremely easy to work with and really understood that Read more...
Katilady events entire staff are top notch professionals. They were extremely easy to work with and really understood that it was our day and did everything to make it our style. The food, decorations, and services were all wonderful! I would highly recommend Katilady events to any bride planning a wedding in the Virgin Islands. There was not one item that they missed in making our day amazing!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, Amber!
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Bree
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful wedding planned mainly via email (by our preference due to a major time difference). Kati and her crew were prompt and very clear about the process and the costs. We are very happy with our experience and our wedding turned out fabulous! We never felt pressured...actually the exact opposite. The vendors for the welcome party and wedding reception were so accommodating and the places were fun and beautiful. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely pick Katilady!
We had a wonderful wedding planned mainly via email (by our preference due to a major time difference). Kati and her crew Read more...
We had a wonderful wedding planned mainly via email (by our preference due to a major time difference). Kati and her crew were prompt and very clear about the process and the costs. We are very happy with our experience and our wedding turned out fabulous! We never felt pressured...actually the exact opposite. The vendors for the welcome party and wedding reception were so accommodating and the places were fun and beautiful. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely pick Katilady! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for choosing Weddings by Katilady, Bree! We thoroughly enjoyed helping you plan your special day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We were beyond satisfied with Weddings by Katilady. She does an amazing job and would absolutely recommend her!
We were beyond satisfied with Weddings by Katilady. She does an amazing job and would absolutely recommend her!
We were beyond satisfied with Weddings by Katilady. She does an amazing job and would absolutely recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Kati did a fantastic job of managing the details of our wedding on St John, USVI. Although my fiancé and I had lived there and had many contacts, the reality of pulling off a wedding in the islands is that there are a LOT of moving pieces and parts, and Kati being on the ground and helping to organize and visualize everything was fantastic. She got along great with my mother in law and the bride as well as worked well with the vendors we chose--special bonus: she makes cakes and did a hell of a job on the Carrot Cake we had at our wedding! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get married in the paradise of the USVI!
Kati did a fantastic job of managing the details of our wedding on St John, USVI. Although my fiancé and I had lived there Read more...
Kati did a fantastic job of managing the details of our wedding on St John, USVI. Although my fiancé and I had lived there and had many contacts, the reality of pulling off a wedding in the islands is that there are a LOT of moving pieces and parts, and Kati being on the ground and helping to organize and visualize everything was fantastic. She got along great with my mother in law and the bride as well as worked well with the vendors we chose--special bonus: she makes cakes and did a hell of a job on the Carrot Cake we had at our wedding! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get married in the paradise of the USVI! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Nikki
Wedding:
8/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Kati,
Thank you so much for planning and organizing everything for the wedding. It was greatly appreciated. You made everything I had described that I had wanted through emails come to life. I had never visited the USVI before this wedding trip and left a lot of things in your hands and you truly amazed me. From the flowers, to the choice of beach, time of day, cake, dinner suggestions and reservations, along with the amazingly kind and knowledgeable staff. We truly had a wonderful time and the wedding was everything I thought it would be and MORE!! By far this was the most beautiful place we had ever seen.
Thanks again everything was amazing!!!
Nikki and Cameron
Kati,
Thank you so much for planning and organizing everything for the wedding. It was greatly appreciated. You made Read more...
Kati,
Thank you so much for planning and organizing everything for the wedding. It was greatly appreciated. You made everything I had described that I had wanted through emails come to life. I had never visited the USVI before this wedding trip and left a lot of things in your hands and you truly amazed me. From the flowers, to the choice of beach, time of day, cake, dinner suggestions and reservations, along with the amazingly kind and knowledgeable staff. We truly had a wonderful time and the wedding was everything I thought it would be and MORE!! By far this was the most beautiful place we had ever seen.
Thanks again everything was amazing!!!
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Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

You can't imagine how happy that makes me. Being able to share my love of St. John with my newlyweds is the best job in the world. Thank you so much for letting me and my team be a part of your special day. Please let us know if you visit us again. Warmest Regards, Kati
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Everything was awesome! Kati and her staff on the best!
Everything was awesome! Kati and her staff on the best!
Everything was awesome! Kati and her staff on the best! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Hilary
Wedding:
4/20/2014
4.7/5.0
As the sister of the bride and the maid of honor, KatiLady was the most amazing planner and allowed us to enjoy every one of our special events flawlessly! Not only did she help us collaborate on every nuance of our guest's arrivals, but she also helped us tie together every specific detail we could think of, and her great taste and expertise complimented our families vibes tremendously! KatiLady made our entire wedding experience possible, and without her it would have been impossible, because she is the best wedding planner St. John has and will ever see! Currently I am pursuing a event management degree at GW, and I know KatiLady's goal is to perform and makes sure the entire bridal party is happy, and she will deliver!
As the sister of the bride and the maid of honor, KatiLady was the most amazing planner and allowed us to enjoy every one Read more...
As the sister of the bride and the maid of honor, KatiLady was the most amazing planner and allowed us to enjoy every one of our special events flawlessly! Not only did she help us collaborate on every nuance of our guest's arrivals, but she also helped us tie together every specific detail we could think of, and her great taste and expertise complimented our families vibes tremendously! KatiLady made our entire wedding experience possible, and without her it would have been impossible, because she is the best wedding planner St. John has and will ever see! Currently I am pursuing a event management degree at GW, and I know KatiLady's goal is to perform and makes sure the entire bridal party is happy, and she will deliver! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.6/5.0
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very beginning she proved she was eager and willing to work with our wedding vision. One perk Katilady offered us that others, like the Westin, didn't was the flexibilty to choose our own photographer (Sage Parker) and DJ (DJ Brakes). Having our ceremony in St Johns National Park on the beach proved to be our most challenging task due to their strict regulations. There were a few times we were not able to go forward with our desired plans but Michelle assured us Katilady and their team of vendors would not let us down. On the wedding day, I admit we did not know entirely how everything would turn out. But Michelle and her team completely exceeded our expectations! Our flowers were perfect, the music was lovely, our guests were happy, our reception was so much fun! I would definitely recommend her services to someone else. You're in good hands with Katilady!
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very Read more...
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very beginning she proved she was eager and willing to work with our wedding vision. One perk Katilady offered us that others, like the Westin, didn't was the flexibilty to choose our own photographer (Sage Parker) and DJ (DJ Brakes). Having our ceremony in St Johns National Park on the beach proved to be our most challenging task due to their strict regulations. There were a few times we were not able to go forward with our desired plans but Michelle assured us Katilady and their team of vendors would not let us down. On the wedding day, I admit we did not know entirely how everything would turn out. But Michelle and her team completely exceeded our expectations! Our flowers were perfect, the music was lovely, our guests were happy, our reception was so much fun! I would definitely recommend her services to someone else. You're in good hands with Katilady! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your vote of confidence! While I typically over see all weddings, occasionally I do have an assistant or two beside me to help along the way. Michelle was helpful during her short time with us. I am glad you liked her. And more important that Weddings by KatiLady gave you your dream wedding!
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jfa73
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.6/5.0
Katilady was very dependable and followed through with all our request. It was always dealt with a smile and was very patient. I would use them again and highly recommend.
Katilady was very dependable and followed through with all our request. It was always dealt with a smile and was very Read more...
Katilady was very dependable and followed through with all our request. It was always dealt with a smile and was very patient. I would use them again and highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We do appreciate your time. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is ever anything else we can do for you. Kati
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Leigh
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.5/5.0
Kati was fantastic and made planning our destination wedding in St. John so easy. The event flowed flawlessly and everyone had a fantastic time. We also had a special catering request to have the entire wedding be gluten-free, and Kati delivered a delicious menu (even gluten-free wedding cake and key lime pie) that everyone loved. Couldn't recommend her more highly for planning a wedding on St. John.
Kati was fantastic and made planning our destination wedding in St. John so easy. The event flowed flawlessly and everyone Read more...
Kati was fantastic and made planning our destination wedding in St. John so easy. The event flowed flawlessly and everyone had a fantastic time. We also had a special catering request to have the entire wedding be gluten-free, and Kati delivered a delicious menu (even gluten-free wedding cake and key lime pie) that everyone loved. Couldn't recommend her more highly for planning a wedding on St. John. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Laura
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.5/5.0
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very beginning she proved she was eager and willing to work with our wedding vision. One perk Katilady offered us that others, like the Westin, didn't was the flexibilty to choose our own photographer (Sage Parker) and DJ (DJ Brakes). Having our ceremony in St Johns National Park on the beach proved to be our most challenging task due to their strict regulations. There were a few times we were not able to go forward with our desired plans but Michelle assured us Katilady and their team of vendors would not let us down. On the wedding day, I admit we did not know entirely how everything would turn out. But Michelle and her team completely exceeded our expectations! Our flowers were perfect, the music was lovely, our guests were happy, our reception was so much fun! I would definitely recommend her services to someone else. You're in good hands with Katilady!
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very Read more...
Michelle Fage (with Weddings by Kailady) was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved working with her! From the very beginning she proved she was eager and willing to work with our wedding vision. One perk Katilady offered us that others, like the Westin, didn't was the flexibilty to choose our own photographer (Sage Parker) and DJ (DJ Brakes). Having our ceremony in St Johns National Park on the beach proved to be our most challenging task due to their strict regulations. There were a few times we were not able to go forward with our desired plans but Michelle assured us Katilady and their team of vendors would not let us down. On the wedding day, I admit we did not know entirely how everything would turn out. But Michelle and her team completely exceeded our expectations! Our flowers were perfect, the music was lovely, our guests were happy, our reception was so much fun! I would definitely recommend her services to someone else. You're in good hands with Katilady! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Laura
Thank you so much for your kind review. As our company grew and I knew I couldn’t have my hands on everything, I knew the next best thing was training planners to treat our brides the way that I would. Michelle is a stellar example of the planner that always goes above and beyond to make sure that we exceed our brides expectations. We couldn’t be happier to know how pleased you are with Weddings by KatiLady!
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Bethany
Wedding:
3/9/2008
4.5/5.0
I'm not too familiar with shopping for wedding cakes, so I left a lot of the decisions up to the people at Katilady to make decisions. I didn't have a chance to try their cake before I ordered it because I don't live in St. John. They did a beautiful job on the cake. The white chocolate shells were beautiful and delicious. There was a lot of frosting on the cake, which I don't like as much but I know some people love that so I can't say whether it was good or bad. I was happy with the service.
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I'm not too familiar with shopping for wedding cakes, so I left a lot of the decisions up to the people at Katilady to make decisions. I didn't have a chance to try their cake before I ordered it because I don't live in St. John. They did a beautiful job on the cake. The white chocolate shells were beautiful and delicious. There was a lot of frosting on the cake, which I don't like as much but I know some people love that so I can't say whether it was good or bad. I was happy with the service. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Phaleen
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.4/5.0
Kati is amazing! She is so good at what she does. My wedding day was so memorable and I cannot thank her enough. The cake was delicious, but I'm sad I only had 2 bites :( My husband and I will definitely go back to St. John and we will highly recommend any engaged couple to do a destination wedding with Weddings by Katilady!!
Kati is amazing! She is so good at what she does. My wedding day was so memorable and I cannot thank her enough. The cake Read more...
Kati is amazing! She is so good at what she does. My wedding day was so memorable and I cannot thank her enough. The cake was delicious, but I'm sad I only had 2 bites :( My husband and I will definitely go back to St. John and we will highly recommend any engaged couple to do a destination wedding with Weddings by Katilady!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
KatiLady is a great option if you are looking to do a destination wedding! You feel like Kati and her employees have been life-long friends and do a great job of getting you familiar with the island. Katilady provides a lot of value in the initial planning stages and the day of. Katilady is great with dealing with the unexpected and someone you want helping you! We are so fortunate to have had her when one the groomsmen showed up the day of w/o his pants hemmed! Although we did not use her catering services, I did some sampling and can vouch that it delicious! I was a little bummed we wouldn't be serving Katilady food at our wedding but our location didn't allow outside vendors for food. I would highly recommend using Kati even if you think you are familiar with the island.
KatiLady is a great option if you are looking to do a destination wedding! You feel like Kati and her employees have been Read more...
KatiLady is a great option if you are looking to do a destination wedding! You feel like Kati and her employees have been life-long friends and do a great job of getting you familiar with the island. Katilady provides a lot of value in the initial planning stages and the day of. Katilady is great with dealing with the unexpected and someone you want helping you! We are so fortunate to have had her when one the groomsmen showed up the day of w/o his pants hemmed! Although we did not use her catering services, I did some sampling and can vouch that it delicious! I was a little bummed we wouldn't be serving Katilady food at our wedding but our location didn't allow outside vendors for food. I would highly recommend using Kati even if you think you are familiar with the island. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
The wedding day went great. Kati and her team delivered everything we were expecting, and in many cases exceeded expectations. They were on top of everything so we could enjoy our wedding day. A huge thanks to Kati and her team for making the day one we will never forget. Our friends and family loved it - we received lots of positive feedback about the wedding.

Some comments:
1) Everything started on time
2) All vendors delivered exactly what was promised, and in some cases a bit more (ie - photographer gave us more photos)
3) Invoices were detailed and clear, so we knew exactly what we were paying for

Only thing that could have gone better is more transparency on pricing and options earlier in the process. On several instances, it took us several iterations with the wedding coordinator to figure out pricing for dinner or appetizers or centerpieces. Would have been much easier for us to see all the options and prices upfront instead of going back and forth to decipher the options and prices.

Overall we were really happy with how our event turned out. Kati and team delivered above expectations on the wedding day.
The wedding day went great. Kati and her team delivered everything we were expecting, and in many cases exceeded Read more...
The wedding day went great. Kati and her team delivered everything we were expecting, and in many cases exceeded expectations. They were on top of everything so we could enjoy our wedding day. A huge thanks to Kati and her team for making the day one we will never forget. Our friends and family loved it - we received lots of positive feedback about the wedding.

Some comments:
1) Everything started on time
2) All vendors delivered exactly what was promised, and in some cases a bit more (ie - photographer gave us more photos)
3) Invoices were detailed and clear, so we knew exactly what we were paying for

Only thing that could have gone better is more transparency on pricing and options earlier in the process. On several instances, it took us several iterations with the wedding coordinator to figure out pricing for dinner or appetizers or centerpieces. Would have been much easier for us to see all the options and prices upfront instead of going back and forth to decipher the options and prices.

Overall we were really happy with how our event turned out. Kati and team delivered above expectations on the wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Dear Carlos and Kathleen
I am so happy you are pleased. We do this work because we believe in the union and want to be a part of such a happy day.
I worried about the menu selections because it seemed we were mixing different menus and catering styles. I do apologize about any confusion or inconvenience. As a result, we have made changes that would eliminate that kind of confusion. Thank you for your feedback. Should you ever need anything in the future, please never forget your friends in St. John. Kati
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Deanna
Wedding:
6/12/2000
4.3/5.0
Kati was very helpful in planning our destination wedding. She was there on my wedding day to pick me up and take me to the ceremony which I thought was really nice! We did not use her catering services because it was just too expensive. Being that we had a small group(9ppl) I could not see spending $1500.00+ for just food services. Cake was affordable, but not that tastey!! Overall it was nice having someone(being that we were out of town)from St. John to take care of all the details(booking the officiant, photographer, resturant for after ceremony and cake). She was always availble to talk when I needed her and responded to emails in a very timely manner. Again, it was just a bit more expensive than we intended, but it was GREAT!!!
Kati was very helpful in planning our destination wedding. She was there on my wedding day to pick me up and take me to Read more...
Kati was very helpful in planning our destination wedding. She was there on my wedding day to pick me up and take me to the ceremony which I thought was really nice! We did not use her catering services because it was just too expensive. Being that we had a small group(9ppl) I could not see spending $1500.00+ for just food services. Cake was affordable, but not that tastey!! Overall it was nice having someone(being that we were out of town)from St. John to take care of all the details(booking the officiant, photographer, resturant for after ceremony and cake). She was always availble to talk when I needed her and responded to emails in a very timely manner. Again, it was just a bit more expensive than we intended, but it was GREAT!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning
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lauren
Wedding:
1/31/2014
4.1/5.0
Kati was a pleasure to work with. The day went so well and it was such a relief to have her take care of everything. Kati and I worked together for over a year and she provided great guidance and advise. She clearly knows the island and has a great network and relationships. Because she has been doing this for so long, at times I did feel like I had to push her a bit to think outside the box, but it didn't take much and because she has those relationships, she was able to meet our needs and a few times saved us $! You do have to check her work on some of the details - there was a lot of back and forth on her invoices because of things she had overlooked. But I see these as smaller issues and the final product was amazing. I would certainly recommend her as a planner should you decide to get married in St. John.
Kati was a pleasure to work with. The day went so well and it was such a relief to have her take care of everything. Kati Read more...
Kati was a pleasure to work with. The day went so well and it was such a relief to have her take care of everything. Kati and I worked together for over a year and she provided great guidance and advise. She clearly knows the island and has a great network and relationships. Because she has been doing this for so long, at times I did feel like I had to push her a bit to think outside the box, but it didn't take much and because she has those relationships, she was able to meet our needs and a few times saved us $! You do have to check her work on some of the details - there was a lot of back and forth on her invoices because of things she had overlooked. But I see these as smaller issues and the final product was amazing. I would certainly recommend her as a planner should you decide to get married in St. John. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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suzcotty
Wedding:
5/15/2010
3.9/5.0
Katilady Wedding Services made our entire wedding process, not just day but the months leading up to it completely stress free. Everyone of the entire Katilady team are to thank for the flawless execution the day of the wedding and it was more than I ever could have imagined! The entire wedding week was indescribably perfect in every sense. Katilady was extremely accommodated and worked with us to provide us with everything we ever desire. Guests are still talking about the beef crostini and conch fritters appetizers...don't miss out! I undoubtedly recommend Katilady Wedding Services and Catering to anyone and everyone considering them. Congratulations and good luck!
Katilady Wedding Services made our entire wedding process, not just day but the months leading up to it completely stress Read more...
Katilady Wedding Services made our entire wedding process, not just day but the months leading up to it completely stress free. Everyone of the entire Katilady team are to thank for the flawless execution the day of the wedding and it was more than I ever could have imagined! The entire wedding week was indescribably perfect in every sense. Katilady was extremely accommodated and worked with us to provide us with everything we ever desire. Guests are still talking about the beef crostini and conch fritters appetizers...don't miss out! I undoubtedly recommend Katilady Wedding Services and Catering to anyone and everyone considering them. Congratulations and good luck! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.8/5.0
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in using KatiLady for my wedding planning on St John. Initially Kati was great to work with but when it came down to the actual week of my wedding I realized anything left in her hands alone was in jeopardy. The villa she recommended for me to stay in which she told me "had glorious views of Fish Bay" you could not even see the water from. The beach she recommended we get married on was perfect for wheelchair access, it's just that no one attending MY wedding needed that and we ended up changing the ceremony location just days before my wedding. She was calling me the morning of my wedding to ask if I wanted buttercream or fondant icing on my wedding cake . . . I had sent her exact pictures of the cake I wanted months prior. Most of the vendors she put me in direct contact with were great . . . my officiant, hair & make up & photographer. But those she communicated with for me were not great, such as the florist . . . my bridesmaids' bouquets looked nothing like the pictures I send her, the flowers were overpriced for the size, quality and presentation. If you chose to work with Kati, you will need to very carefully look over the invoices she sends you. Check her math on every line item. She will also "mistakenly" try to charge you 20% gratuity on every line item and if you pay with a credit card you will need to check the charges as she charged my card greater amounts than the agreed on total on the invoice. She will never apologize for any of her mistakes and will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Kait is unorganized, unprofessional and slightly unethical. I tried to offer her some feedback on my experience as I too am an event planner and she does not want to hear it. It's too bad really but definitely not the experience you want when you are planning your wedding. My advice: choose someone else!
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in using KatiLady for my wedding planning on St John. Initially Kati was great to Read more...
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in using KatiLady for my wedding planning on St John. Initially Kati was great to work with but when it came down to the actual week of my wedding I realized anything left in her hands alone was in jeopardy. The villa she recommended for me to stay in which she told me "had glorious views of Fish Bay" you could not even see the water from. The beach she recommended we get married on was perfect for wheelchair access, it's just that no one attending MY wedding needed that and we ended up changing the ceremony location just days before my wedding. She was calling me the morning of my wedding to ask if I wanted buttercream or fondant icing on my wedding cake . . . I had sent her exact pictures of the cake I wanted months prior. Most of the vendors she put me in direct contact with were great . . . my officiant, hair & make up & photographer. But those she communicated with for me were not great, such as the florist . . . my bridesmaids' bouquets looked nothing like the pictures I send her, the flowers were overpriced for the size, quality and presentation. If you chose to work with Kati, you will need to very carefully look over the invoices she sends you. Check her math on every line item. She will also "mistakenly" try to charge you 20% gratuity on every line item and if you pay with a credit card you will need to check the charges as she charged my card greater amounts than the agreed on total on the invoice. She will never apologize for any of her mistakes and will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Kait is unorganized, unprofessional and slightly unethical. I tried to offer her some feedback on my experience as I too am an event planner and she does not want to hear it. It's too bad really but definitely not the experience you want when you are planning your wedding. My advice: choose someone else! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
St. John Wedding Planner (KatiLady) responded with the following comments:

Hannah, first we would like to thank you for choosing Wddings by Katilady to help plan your wedding day. Reading your review is a little disheartening since while you were on island, you never personally voiced any of the concerns that you mention in your review. We would like to clarify a few things that you mention in your review:

-In regard to the villa that was suggested, it had a beautiful view of Fish Bay, one of the most breathtaking views on St. John. You had not specifically asked for a view of the Caribbean Sea, which is apparently what you actually did want. Your villa met the requirements you outlined for the number of guests you wanted it to accommodate.

-From our early communications, you made it very clear to that you needed a beach that was handicap accessible due to a relative that needed that access. Throughout the planning of your wedding, you did not inform us of the passing of mentioned relative, therefore allowing you more options for your wedding ceremony. We are truly sorry for your loss.

-The reason that we ended up changing the ceremony location just days before your wedding is because it is important for a planner to be flexible on the exact location of your ceremony. We do not want to dictate an area that we think is the “best” spot for any of our brides, especially if they have not seen that actual beach they have chosen. We do not decide on the exact spot for a ceremony with any bride until they get on island.

-Your wedding cake was being prepared on the morning of your special day to ensure that it was as fresh as possible. The phone call you received was made to clarify how you wanted the cake to look because as we had explained, the picture you sent was not clear.

-All of the line items that were used to calculate the gratuity charge for your vendors were clearly noted with an asterisk and it was not calculated until all of your vendors had been decided on by you.

-While we appreciated your offer to “critique” our services for you, it was not necessary. We speak on behalf of our company as well as several of your vendors when we say that we found you hard to please and difficult to work with. If you had expressed any of your complaints or voiced your dissatisfaction with any of our or your vendors’ services, we could have taken steps to make things meet your requirements and expectations while you were on St. John. Unfortunately you did not voice any of your complaints and instead voiced them after the fact.
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mrskushner
Wedding:
12/1/2010
0.0/5.0
DO NOT US KATILADY!! I ordered a 10" square cake with white icing (decorated as shown in one of her pictures on her website), with chocolate cake and chocolate raspberry filling. The cake arrived about 1 1/2 before my wedding ceremony. Her delivery girl was paid the balance which was 90$. The total cost for this 10" cake was $180 which is crazy. When I opened the box to take a look at the cake I could not believe it. Not only was the cake "round" when I ordered a "square" cake but the icing was an ugly, disgusting yellow color with a few dots and swirls on it, NOTHING LIKE THE PICTURE ON HER WEBSITE!!! I immediately contacted Katilady and spoke directly to Miss rude Kati herself. She was not only rude to me on the phone but not once did she apologize for her major mistake as far as I am concerned it was MAJOR MISTAKE. After she had to check her so called "invoices" to see if I really did order a white frosting square cake and realized that clearly she or her staff who obviously never made it past the first grade because they do not know the difference between square and round, or white and yellow. Very sad! As I am getting ready for my wedding ceremony the last thing that I needed was this lady to annoy me anymore then I was already annoyed. I had to tell her that I wanted the delivery girl to come back with my check because I was not about to pay her $180 for a cake I did not order. It's bad enough I had already sent her a $90 deposite which at that point felt was too much money for an ugley yellow round cake that I did not order! She contacted the delivery girl and she did come back with my $90 check. I didn't even want to think about what the inside of the cake looked like or what it was going to taste like. When the time came to cut the cake all I could see was a whitish colored something floating insideo of the chocolate cake it almost looked like nuts. When I tasted the cake I though I was going to spit it out thats how bad it tasted. It was horrible. It tasted like cardboard. There was no taste, it was not sweet at all, the white things floating around were not nuts but it was as if they didn't stir the cake batter completely. The yellow icing was horrible, and the so called chocolate raspberry filling looked and tasted like they used raspberry jam as the filling. It was truly the worst looking and tasting cake I ever had in my life. HORRIBLE. DO NOT USE KATILADY FOR YOUR WEDDING CAKE AND I WOULD NOT USE HER FOR ANYTHING - BECAUSE IF SHE CAN'T MAKE A CAKE OR DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SQUARE AND ROUND WHITE AND YELLOW HOW CAN SHE POSSIBLY CATER YOUR WEDDING OR PARTY - SHE NEEDS TO FIRST LEARN HOW TO BOIL WATER AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED!
DO NOT US KATILADY!! I ordered a 10" square cake with white icing (decorated as shown in one of her pictures on her Read more...
DO NOT US KATILADY!! I ordered a 10" square cake with white icing (decorated as shown in one of her pictures on her website), with chocolate cake and chocolate raspberry filling. The cake arrived about 1 1/2 before my wedding ceremony. Her delivery girl was paid the balance which was 90$. The total cost for this 10" cake was $180 which is crazy. When I opened the box to take a look at the cake I could not believe it. Not only was the cake "round" when I ordered a "square" cake but the icing was an ugly, disgusting yellow color with a few dots and swirls on it, NOTHING LIKE THE PICTURE ON HER WEBSITE!!! I immediately contacted Katilady and spoke directly to Miss rude Kati herself. She was not only rude to me on the phone but not once did she apologize for her major mistake as far as I am concerned it was MAJOR MISTAKE. After she had to check her so called "invoices" to see if I really did order a white frosting square cake and realized that clearly she or her staff who obviously never made it past the first grade because they do not know the difference between square and round, or white and yellow. Very sad! As I am getting ready for my wedding ceremony the last thing that I needed was this lady to annoy me anymore then I was already annoyed. I had to tell her that I wanted the delivery girl to come back with my check because I was not about to pay her $180 for a cake I did not order. It's bad enough I had already sent her a $90 deposite which at that point felt was too much money for an ugley yellow round cake that I did not order! She contacted the delivery girl and she did come back with my $90 check. I didn't even want to think about what the inside of the cake looked like or what it was going to taste like. When the time came to cut the cake all I could see was a whitish colored something floating insideo of the chocolate cake it almost looked like nuts. When I tasted the cake I though I was going to spit it out thats how bad it tasted. It was horrible. It tasted like cardboard. There was no taste, it was not sweet at all, the white things floating around were not nuts but it was as if they didn't stir the cake batter completely. The yellow icing was horrible, and the so called chocolate raspberry filling looked and tasted like they used raspberry jam as the filling. It was truly the worst looking and tasting cake I ever had in my life. HORRIBLE. DO NOT USE KATILADY FOR YOUR WEDDING CAKE AND I WOULD NOT USE HER FOR ANYTHING - BECAUSE IF SHE CAN'T MAKE A CAKE OR DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SQUARE AND ROUND WHITE AND YELLOW HOW CAN SHE POSSIBLY CATER YOUR WEDDING OR PARTY - SHE NEEDS TO FIRST LEARN HOW TO BOIL WATER AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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11/6/2010
0.0/5.0
We hired Katilady for our wedding cake and ordered a cutting cake and two dozen cupcakes. We received the cupcakes (which didn't taste very good, especially the chocolate ones which had little chocolate flavour and tasted more like sawdust) in the morning but never got the cake. They had at least 5 to 6 hours to get us something together but we got nothing, not even a letter, phone call, or email to apologize or explain what had happened.

We only received a reply and were offered a *partial* refund (that didn't even encompass the full charges for the cake on our invoice) AFTER I emailed them asking for a refund. That was not only unacceptable it was insulting. The cutting cake is an important part of the wedding day; the loss of that can never be fully refunded.

That they didn't even try to contact us before we contacted them THREE DAYS AFTER OUR WEDDING is completely unprofessional.

BEWARE OF THIS VENDOR. There are other places on St John to get your cake from. In our case we would have been better off baking a cake ourselves or buying one from Starfish Market. Luckily the awesome folks who catered our reception came to our rescue.
We hired Katilady for our wedding cake and ordered a cutting cake and two dozen cupcakes. We received the cupcakes (which Read more...
We hired Katilady for our wedding cake and ordered a cutting cake and two dozen cupcakes. We received the cupcakes (which didn't taste very good, especially the chocolate ones which had little chocolate flavour and tasted more like sawdust) in the morning but never got the cake. They had at least 5 to 6 hours to get us something together but we got nothing, not even a letter, phone call, or email to apologize or explain what had happened.

We only received a reply and were offered a *partial* refund (that didn't even encompass the full charges for the cake on our invoice) AFTER I emailed them asking for a refund. That was not only unacceptable it was insulting. The cutting cake is an important part of the wedding day; the loss of that can never be fully refunded.

That they didn't even try to contact us before we contacted them THREE DAYS AFTER OUR WEDDING is completely unprofessional.

BEWARE OF THIS VENDOR. There are other places on St John to get your cake from. In our case we would have been better off baking a cake ourselves or buying one from Starfish Market. Luckily the awesome folks who catered our reception came to our rescue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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