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The Proper Setting LLC

Southern Shores , NC
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Southern Shores, NC US 27949 (map)

PHONE

252-441-8166

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ABOUT US

The value of a wedding coordinator is especially seen when planning a destination wedding. Wedding celebrations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are breathtaking and spectacular and... Read more
The value of a wedding coordinator is especially seen when planning a destination wedding. Wedding celebrations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are breathtaking and spectacular and incorporate the charm and the classic style of coastal North Carolina. Kerri Catino-Nason is passionate about her work and welcome the opportunity to learn about your likes, dislikes, plans and ideas. Professionally trained, experienced, and calm under pressure!

With just the right amount of grace, style, and southern hospitality they will give you… what you want, when you want it and with a lifetime of happy memories. Read less
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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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Hiring Kerri as our wedding coordinator was the best decision we made during the planning process! From the very beginning, we knew we had the right person to take care of us. After our first meeting, we actually cancelled meetings we had lined up with 2 other planners when we got back into the car!

During the planning process, Kerri was always a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. We valued her opinion, not just because of her profession, but because she genuinely cared for our best interest.

Kerri's list of vendors was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better group. Almost all correspondences went through Kerri directly, which saved us hours of interviewing, researching, and communicating with the vendors. With our busy work schedules, this was a HUGE PLUS for us.

We had to travel over 7 hours to the Outer Banks for our wedding but even if we had it in our backyard, there's no doubt in our mind we would want Kerri to plan it! We are forever grateful to Kerri and her team!
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Gloria
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerri at the proper setting did an amazing job. She knows all of the vendors in the outer banks, and was able to steer us to the people (DJs, caterer, decorator) who really made our wedding day special. Her involvement made our entire planning process so much easier, we can't thank her enough for everything she did!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was so fun planning with you!
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Lori
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
One word of advise to Brides. Make Kerri your first choice when planning your OBX wedding. I did it a little backward and navigated alone for a few months before deciding that it may take a little help to make the day go smooth. In the end, hiring the right wedding planner will save you time and money and keep stress level low.
We planned on outside ceremony but had to make a day of wedding about face when it decided to rain. Kerri had plan B covered and jumped into action. She had everything worked out from the ceremony, to how to fit the tables inside the house. She decorated the tables with the items we supplied elegantly. It was perfect down to the last detail. The day flowed smooth and we enjoyed the day. She stayed with us to late in evening and intervened whenever needed to keep things stress free for bride and groom. I could not have done it without her..... she is true professional.
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Carla
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerri Catino-Nason covered every detail for our son's wedding, she was so organized and thorough. She not only organized the day of the wedding but also the rehearsal party and post day of wedding for 170 people. We couldn't have asked for anything more from her. Kerri made the three days so stress free!!!! Thank you Kerri for wonderful memories...we couldn't have done it without you!

Mitch and Carla Norville
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

It was truly a pleasure - look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Griffith
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerri (The Proper Setting) helped my wife and I have a dream wedding in the Outer Banks, NC. We could not have done it without her. Kerri was attentive to our needs, offered terrific suggestions, and coordinated expertly with our many vendors. She was extremely flexible and we ended up asking her to plan rehearsal and "day after" events as well - all for a 170 person diverse group of family and friends. Most of all, she made the events themselves proceed flawlessly to plan - it was only afterwards that we realized all of the hard work she was putting in behind the scenes while we simply enjoyed the moment! We would recommend Kerri to anyone looking for wedding planner that is easy to get along with, is experienced and knowledgeable, and is proven to make good decisions on her clients' behalf. You rock Kerri!
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The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

What a fun week! Planning is easy when you have fabulous clients!
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Christy and Marty
Wedding:
5/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerri was the best wedding planner! When I first started to plan my wedding (a year ago), she was there every step of the way. On the day of, she made everything perfect! I didn't have to worry about anything because it was taking care of by her and her team. She worried about the little details and on my special day, it all became perfect. Thank you so much Kerri:)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and for letting me be part of your special day.
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Jen
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerri is amazing! There aren't even words to express our gratitude for all she did. She was incredibly responsive, on the ball, stuck up for us in times of concern or dilemma, offered all the advice I asked for and has an awesome personality. Fortunately I only plan on gettin gmarried once or I'd hire her over and over again!!!! Loved her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! It was our pleasure to help you!
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Joy
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
The Proper Setting was fantastic from the first day we contacted them! They provided us with a package that suited our needs and budget, without compromising quality. With their long-standing knowledge of the Outer Banks wedding scene, they were able to recommend reputable vendors who we felt confident would do a great job. The Proper Setting nearly paid for themselves through their money-saving advice on vendors, tipping etiquette, and all other topics wedding-related! They were easy to contact and prompt in their responses. They made us feel like we were their only clients. The Proper Setting gave us something truly priceless: peace of mind!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

We are so grateful to you - thank you for letting us be a part of your day!
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Tricia
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I clicked with Kerri the first time I spoke with her - she had great energy, connections and experience. Her rates were very reasonable and I liked that I could choose how much I wanted her to do. She set us up with a week of interviews/tastings with vendors who were awesome - she clearly knows the most talented people in the Outer Banks. Kerri was very organized and was always prepared for any meetings we had. She responded promptly to all of my emails (no matter how crazy or untimely they were), solved every problem I threw at her, and assured me repeatedly that she could handle my mom. She delivered on every promise she made and we had a GREAT wedding day!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for writing - it was so fun helping you!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Kerri, our nerves and frustrations were eased. She handled the entire planning process professionally-dealing with all of the vendors, contracts, etc.,but equally as important, she was FUN!!! She kept everything on schedule providing us with checklists and timelines and her expert advise along the way. We were able to enjoy the planning without all the worries and headaches....she handled those too. I don't know how we would have gotten through the wedding without her. Our outdoor garden home wedding was rained out & the entire event had to be moved. While we were getting hair and makeup, Kerri and Mary took care of everything- the ceremony was set up perfectly down to the last detail. We were confident that it would be just as my daughter had dreamed because Kerri knew just what to do to make it that way. Kerri was hired to be the wedding planner and became a wonderful friend. She deserves the highest possible rating because she is the BEST!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words - they mean so much. It was a pleasure to help.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I live 6 hours away from where I got married and would never have been able to plan a wedding and have it come out as flawlessly as it did without Kerri with The Proper Setting. Nothing phased her, not even the cops who showed up to shut the wedding down due to the noise level. She did the timeline of events for the week, kept everyone on schedule and made sure all of the vendors showed up on time. She decorated exactly how I asked her to and made it even more beautiful than I had dreamed. She was worth every single penny!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your day! Thanks for letting us help you!
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I had thought I was a relaxed, DIY bride on a tight budget. When our caterer suggested we get a day-of-planner to assist, I initially balked. Then I was introduced to The Proper Setting. We worked primarily with Kerri, and to put it briefly, she was amazing. In retrospect, more than the venue, caterer, and even the wedding dress, she was by far the best investment that we made. At minimum, she had ceremony suggestions, organized and took over vendor relationships, and helped hammer down the entire week’s wedding schedule down to the hour. I had even found out that when I had given my bridesmaids incorrect instructions the day off, Kerri would whisper to them, “Shannon is thinking through that incorrectly. Follow my lead, but let’s not correct her.” More than once she told me to “not worry about anything, that it will be perfect.” And it was, including the donut cake that Kerri assembled for us. And even a day after the wedding, when I realized I hadn’t gotten the wedding license returned, Kerri let us know it was already in the mail to the register’s office. All in all, The Proper Setting and its staff are beyond words.
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S
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
As the mother-of-the-bride, I have never felt so supported at an event as with Kerri. She is amazing! She is extremely professional, organized down to the last detail (she even carries a bag with her with every supply you could possibly want), prompt, friendly, and nothing upsets her. She is a calming force. She frequently says, Don't worry. I will take care of that." And she does 110%! She remains at the venue the entire time orchestrating everyone and every thing in a timely, peaceful way. Definitely hire her. If we had to do it again, I'd let her take care of every detail from DJ to flowers to officiant to everything as I believe she would do the best job.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Dan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri (of The Proper Setting) was invaluable. Her calm competence throughout such a stressful planning process was remarkable. Her stated goal was that we enjoy our wedding day and not have to worry about a thing and we sure didn't -- she had EVERYthing under control! The right things just kept happening at the perfect moments before it even occurred to anyone to ask her to take care of it. Kerri was so busy bustling behind the scenes that we didn't even get the chance to thank her at the end of the evening!

I will never forget Kerri hovering over the doppler radar on her phone, timing the exact moment of our ceremony between rain showers. And she sure nailed it: the sun broke through the clouds at the exact moment of our vows! It was a perfect day and a beautiful wedding and we simply could not have made it happen without her help.

Working with The Proper Setting was one of the most important decisions we made for our wedding day festivities and we cannot thank, or recommend, Kerri enough.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Karen Vaughan
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was perfect! I'm in Florida and planned this Outer Banks wedding with the help of Kerri Catino-Nason. Everything was perfect and Kerri did things (like helped with place card set up at the reception site, gather things we needed to take back home with us after the reception was over, etc...) that I wouldn't have expected her to do, but was very happy she did! She put me in touch with all the other vendors I needed to hire such as: music, cake, photographer, pastor, d.j., rental houses...... I received so many compliments from my family on how "classy" this event was but it could not have happened without The Proper Setting.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri was amazing to work with! She truly helped bring our wedding vision into fruition and kept us sane along the way. She is super organized, responsive, knowledgable and just a wonderful person all around. Kerri went above and beyond in making us feel comfortable. Even though we knew she had other weddings, when we worked with her she made us feel like we were her only wedding and top priority. Guests who only got to see her in action on the day of, still comment to me how great she was. We cannot recommend her any more highly.
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kristin
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on 10/10/13 in OBX . We are from Ohio and had 6 months to plan our wedding so were unable to make a trip to OBX to meet vendors . I spent some time reading reviews to make decisions. After doing so I chose to hire Kerri with the proper setting. Now imagine my anxiety and stress entrusting the plans of my big day to someone I have never met? Only speaking to her on the phone and emails? I must say I was not disappointed. Even though she was many miles away I felt that she was just around the corner. She was always available, answering emails right away and taking my phone calls. Not to mention a tropical storm came through the day before the wedding, she pretty much re-planed everything in one day, and it was so beautiful! The rehearsal, wedding and reception turned out better than I could ever had thought or imagined. She kept me calm during the storm, literally. Also every single vendor she recommended came through with their services. I highly recommend Kerri to anyone looking for a wedding planner! She is amazing!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Kristin! We were so glad to help you, Tom and your families enjoy your special day!
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Sierra
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri is AMAZING! From start to finish, she helped guide us in to perfection.
Kerri is extremely prompt with communication and had a helpful answer to every question. She was also extremely patient, friendly, and professional. On top of Kerri's amazing wedding planning talent, she is incredibly caring. We could not have asked for a better wedding planner. She truly help make our wedding day magical!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Prior to calling, I had read numerous reviews on local wedding planners and The Proper Setting came out on top. I spoke to Kerri and immediately liked her bubbly and engaging personality. She appeared genuinely excited by our wedding and I felt like I was speaking to my best girl friend.

Throughout the next 19 months, we communicated via phone calls, meetings and emails. She was as detailed oriented as I had hoped - never omitting anything, always on top of her tasks and my to-do lists. Her dedication to our wedding was nothing less than exceptional. She didn't blink when I asked her to hang my 20 strands of folded origami cranes at the reception venue. She offered us use of her house as storage for the many candles, lanterns, ceremony accessories and other things we were compiling. The week of our wedding, she handled two nasty vendor situations with grace and patience, keeping her composure and smile in tact.

Kerri made me feel as if I were her only client and that no other wedding took precedence over mine ... And that's what every bride wants.

Day of the Wedding:
The day of our wedding, Kerri spent the entire day hanging my cranes, setting up our tables, precisely laying out the miniature lanterns used for guest seating. She kept me in the loop and forwarded pictures of the reception space, via text message. We didn't have a rehearsal, but it didn't matter - Kerri successfully guided everyone to their proper places during the ceremony. She carefully orchestrated all of our vendors, our guests, my wedding party. She was a Godsend and I couldn't have had a more perfect day, without her.

Bottom Line:
Kerri was amazing to work with - just absolutely perfect. I can't boast about her enough and I wish her, and the Proper Setting, tremendous success.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Kim, for taking the time to write your review. It was such a pleasure to work with you and Eric!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri of The Proper Setting, LLC did more for our special day than anyone could ever understand.  She was the heart and soul of our dream wedding.  There was never a question she couldn't answer, an email that was missed, or a detail that was forgotten.  She understood what we wanted and always remained true to our vision.  Never has there been a more caring and hard-working person. We were blessed to be given her efforts and direction.  You can't put a price on the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every detail will be taken care of on your special day and we got that and more with The Proper Setting, LLC.   Kerri went above and beyond for us and we are forever grateful!   I underestimated the importance of having an event coordinator for my wedding, but I can't imagine how we would have done it without her.  Without a doubt I would recommend The Proper Setting, LLC. to anyone looking to get married or plan an event in the Outer Banks, NC.  
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Georgia
Wedding:
7/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express our gratitude towards Kerri and her staff at The Proper Setting! Kerri worked with us from the very beginning of our planning from two states away and our wedding ceremony and reception were magical. All of our guests raved about how it was the most flawless, perfect wedding they have ever been to. We truly felt like we had the "dream team" of the Outer Banks, starting with The Proper Setting! Kerri worked with our vendors, gave us ideas and feedback and really captured everything we dreamed of and then some!! Kerri's professionalism and caring spirit really is amazing. All of our emails and phone calls were returned promptly and we were able to really enjoy our wedding day without stress. I can't give The Proper Setting enough credit for giving us that once in a lifetime day that truly is magical and beyond words!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired The Proper Setting for my 'day of' wedding coordination. Kerri and her team went above and beyond my expectations. Despite the fact that I hired them to coordinate only the day of events, they were more than helpful in any planning questions I had and in putting together the minute-to-minute itinerary for 2 days prior to the wedding. Kerri met with me several times to make sure she had every detail documented. My wedding day was absolutely flawless with all thanks to The Proper Setting. My husband and I enjoyed every minute of it without a worry! I would recommend hiring The Proper Setting to anyone hoping for the perfect wedding day!
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Sarah and Vincent
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri and her team were absolutely fantastic, the planning of my wedding was one the most exciting times of my life thanks to Kerri. From the beginning, Kerri not only listened to my ideas, she brought them to life. The one thing I let my husband pick was the food, he of course picked BBQ, which was a hit! Kerri recommended one the best BBQ places in the OBX and it was fantastic! Kerri, you and your team did a great job and made that day one of the best days of our lives :) thank you !
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
It is very difficult for me to be concise with this, because I am completely convinced that hiring Nannette, Kerri and the Proper Setting team as our wedding planning service was the absolute best decision we made throughout the entire process. They were just phenomenal to work with and an incredible value for the amount of work they put into our wedding. We put them through everything... 200+ guest list, a start-from-scratch tented reception, a tropical storm during set-up, a freak thunderstorm 15 minutes before guest arrival, probably 8 different vendors to work with, broken-down shuttles... I could go on. I'm still just learning about the little hiccups that happened throughout the day because I was blissfully unaware, as were the guests. They handled everything effortlessly and took control of every situation necessary. They were our biggest defenders throughout the wedding, and constantly made sure we were not just happy but completely satisfied with arrangements They went above and beyond in every instance where they had the opportunity, including after the wedding when they helped us resolve a dispute with another vendor.

Nannette and Kerri were both pleasures to work with - incredibly patient, kind women who love and take pride in their work. Nannette spent so much time getting to know Pete, myself and my mother, that I truly felt we all became friends and I actually miss being in touch with her! In a world where many wedding vendors take their work more seriously than the couple they are serving, the Proper Setting is a breath of fresh air. They were without question the most supportive, encouraging people we worked with. I knew from day one that Nannette was truly happy, truly excited for my fiance and I, and we will never forget the impact she had in making our wedding wonderful.

I highly, highly, (highly!) recommend the Proper Setting, and I am so thankful that they were a part of our wedding.
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Sandra
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are in the market for an event planner so intuitive that she answers your questions before you even ask, then look no further than The Proper Setting. My husband & I had very specific ideas of what we wanted as well as what we did not want our wedding to be. We also had some unique requests that Kerri Catino-Nason & her team flawlessly executed. Kerri is a consummate professional who gives 150 percent to her clients! Choosing a historical site as a wedding venue had its share of challenges & moving parts. In addition, my husband is a US Army helicopter pilot and we decided to arrive via helicopter. Kerri not only effortlessly coordinated the many vendors involved in our wedding, but got the requisite permissions needed to land on the historical property & when we could not find a location for the helicopter to land to pick me up prior to arriving at the Whalehead Club Kerri SAVED the day. Due to her extensive network of contacts in the Outer Banks, she was able to secure a location where my husband could pick me up before flying into the ceremony. Since the helicopter arrival was a "top secret operation" with no member of our families, wedding party, or guests privy to it, Kerri & her team not only swore all of the vendors to secrecy, but executed an incredibly complex timeline managing communicating with musicians, photographers, videographers & fielding questions from wedding party & guests, ensuring the WOW factor we wanted our guests to experience when the helicopter descended on the property. At no point in the several months of communication with Kerri and her team did we feel like anything else than Priority Number One. If you choose The Proper Setting as your event planner & take the expert advice Kerri & her team offer you most definitely have your dream event realized.
PS- Our wedding pictures are the gallery (5-25-13) on the Proper Setting Page.
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The Proper Setting LLC responded with the following comments:

I was just thinking of you both and hoping you had a fantastic first anniversary! Can't believe it's been a year since your fabulous wedding! Hope you are both well!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri and Nannette made this important day more special because they took care of all my concerns before we even had them! I appreciate their dedication and hard work.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Having a wedding planner is my number 1 recommendation for wedding planning and Kerri from Proper Setting was the BEST! She thinks about all of the details and knows all of the vendors in the area so knows how to work with each of them and who to recommend for what you are looking for. On my wedding day I did not have to worry about a thing and was able to just enjoy the day while Kerri kept everything on track! Highly recommend!
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Catherine
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri helped make our wedding happen. We would not have been able to pull it off without her help. The venue we chose made for a lot of moving parts. Kerri helped us coordinate with all the vendors to make things run smoothly. She also helped us stay within our budget and know what would be realistic and what would be an added cost. I cannot say enough good things about Kerri! I truly felt like I made a friend and she made the day very special for us.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melinda
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Kerri and The Proper Setting team helped to make our daughter's wedding the day we had dreamed of. The coordination of vendors and complete control of the wedding day's many events allowed us to relax and enjoy the unique time with family and friends. We highly recommend The Proper Setting!
The Fox Family
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Without The Proper Setting, our wedding would not have been the same. Working with Kerri throughout the wedding planning process was a true pleasure. She is extremely organized, thoughtful, professional, honest, and the list goes on and on. Kerri truly made our wedding perfect. I would recommend this team to anyone planning a wedding on the Outer Banks! THANK YOU!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Taz
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Kerri did an AWESOME job planning my wedding! She was very organized (something I'm not), super sweet, and really knows what she is doing! I am so happy that I chose her to plan the most important day of my life! She was there from begining to end and everywhere in between, she was even there to rummage through the bushes when the best man dropped my wedding band off the porch where we got married (she found it!) I feel as though I can not say enough good things about her! She made my wedding the most perfect day ever!
-Taz
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Kerri at the proper setting was a lifesaver during my the planning and execution of my dream wedding. I was fortunate enough to talk with Kerri on my first trip down to the Outer Banks, and she was friendly, helpful and honest before I even hired her. I was THRILLED that she was available for my wedding. Kerri took the time to get to know me and really listened to the things that were important to my husband and I for our wedding. She truly cares about making the event representative of what you want. Additionally, Kerri is extremely knowledgable about the vendors in the area. As an out of town bride, I needed someone to make strong recommendations about each vendor, and I was thrilled with every one. Kerri even took the time to set up a schedule of meetings on a weekend that I went down to the beach - we were able to sign contracts and secure all of our vendors in that one weekend. Being far away can be a nerve-wracking experience, and having a planner you trust is an absolute necessity. Kerri is your girl! She became not only a wedding planner, but a confidant and friend, and I was lucky to have found her! The wedding itself was absolutely marvelous and everything we wanted. She even managed to keep all the snags behind the scenes so I didn't know about anything and was able to enjoy my day. She is a lovely person, a knowledgable planner and a professional any bride would be lucky to work with. I highly recommend the proper setting and Kerri!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Charley
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Want your dream wedding to come true. The best advice I can give you: hire the Proper Setting to assist you. Starting with our very first face to face conversation with Nanette and Kerri, it was clear that the primary objective of these women was to get an understanding of our vision of the perfect wedding and assist us to make that vision a reality. Not the easiest task given that our “vision” was itself a work in process. But Nanette and Kerri in particular, as she had primary responsibility for the day-to-day planning of our wedding, were very patient and helpful in taking all of our ideas, thoughts and the pictures in our heads – as well as on Pinterest -- and creating a focused “vision” for our dream wedding. With the primary assistance of Kerri, identifying and securing the ideal vendors went quite smoothly, particularly given that we were planning the wedding from 2,500 miles away. And when the vendors seemed to be unreachable or less than timely in responding to requests or questions, which apparently is a common trait amongst the OBX vendors, Kerri was very effective at getting the vendors’ attention and ensuring that they responded to our requests sooner rather than later. But without a doubt, the true value of Nanette and Kerri’s assistance came through on the wedding day. We had planned for an outside ceremony and reception, but the weather had other plans. This is where Nanette and Kerri came to our rescue. Three hours before the wedding with scattered showers lingering, Nanette and Kerri (and Eric!) helped to devise a Plan B that still managed to make the “dream come true” all while ensuring that a calm and stress-free environment was maintained leading up to the actual ceremony. Maintaining that calm and stress-free environment while scattered showers loomed over the wedding was in and of itself worth every penny paid to the Proper Setting.
Bottom Line: the Proper Setting made the planning of our wedding smooth and enjoyable.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Kerri and The Proper Setting were truly amazing for our wedding day and the months leading up to it. Kerri was...patient, honest, accommodating, creative, reassuring, in tune with our vision-we could go on and on. She truly did what needed to be done in order for us to have our perfect day. From 90 degrees during the ceremony to a power outage during the reception (LOVE those summer t-storms!), Kerri had our back. By the way, we planned our wedding in OBX from San Francisco with The Proper Setting! They made it that easy. ~Rachel and Denis
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Emily
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Getting a planner was the best thing my mom could have made me do! Wow where to even begin! I LOVE THE PROPER SETTING!!! I got married May 12, 2012 and my wedding planners were my life savers. I thoroughly enjoyed planning my wedding and I had absolutely no worries on my wedding day thanks to Nannette Kallestad was my main planner and Beth Palette who assisted Nan. From the first time I talked to her I knew I was in perfect hands. She is hands down the BEST! She has every answer you would ever need. She is SO sweet, knowledgeable, and professional, organized and takes so much pride in her work and loves her job! Anytime I needed her she always was there and if I got stressed about anything we would arrange a time to talk and we could be cracking up by the end of the conversation and all my stress was gone. I always told people she had become like another mom and dear friend! On my wedding day The guys were at a my in-laws house getting ready and had taken two of our vehicles so we were trying to figure out how we were going to get everyone at our house to the prier. I started getting a little stressed while getting ready and my mom made one call and Nannette was there in 10 mins. The initial plan was I would ride with my parents and Matron of honor to the pier but when Nannette got there I asked if I could ride with her to the ceremony. She loaded me and my dress and my MOH and we talked and laughed all the way to the pier. I will say again I Love the proper setting and I can’t not say enough good things about them!!!! If you are thinking about booking them for your planners DO IT you will not have any regrets! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my special day so amazing<3 Emily
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We used The Proper Setting as our wedding planner for our wedding in the Outer Banks. Nannettee is the best out there. She was the most helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgable wedding planner. I would recommend them for any wedding or event that you are planning in or around the Outer Banks!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
The Proper Setting was amazing and so helpful. We were planning an out of town wedding and they provided us with all the information we needed as well as answered all our questions. We had some rain on the day of our outdoor wedding and they pulled together and made it all happen and didn't once worry us with the details...they made it all seamless. It was such an amazing and magical day and they made it all happen!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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OBXbride
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Nanette was a pleasure to work with! We decided at the last minute to use her as a day of coordinator and were glad we did. She took a lot of the stress out of the day and was on top of any incident that arose (like our caterer letting food run out at the buffet- yikes!).
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/12/2011
5.0/5.0
At first I didn't think that I needed a coordinator. Well in fact I did. For brides who don't think they need a coordinator at least get one for the day of. Nannette by far exceeded our expectations and helped me with the little things and the big ones. Planning a wedding should be fun, exciting, memorable and most of all stressfree. Nannette helped make that happen. She was very knowledgeable, professionable, personable and organized. I really can keep raving about her. She was a pleasure to work with. Always had a smile on her face and her voice. She knows so many people and vendors in the area which make the process very smooth. In some cases we even had her partner Kerri and husband Eric helping. Our Wedding was perfect and we couldn't have done it without her. I would and I will highly recommend Nannette and The Proper Setting!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Donna
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
As Mother of the Bride I cannot say enough about Nannette & the Proper Setting. She was the bridal consultant at my first daughter's wedding & when we found out that the second daughter was getting married she was the first person we called. Her attention to detail, her ideas, suggestions & solutions to every problem, her knowledge of the Outer Banks and the vendors-I could go on & on. But most important were her care & concern, her confident & calming smile, knowing that she was there every moment to attend to every detail. Nannette gave my daughters & their husbands & our family a gift we will cherish forever-memories for a lifetime.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/7/2010
5.0/5.0
You might not think that you need a coordinator, but you o! With all of Nannettes help I was able to be a guest at my own party. Best coordinator on the box. She has many connections to vendors in order to match your personality to the best fit. Couldn't have done it without her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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sbarfield
Wedding:
5/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I'll keep my review short and sweet: excellent, extremely organized, efficient, smart and professional! Did I mention warm and welcoming? We live 4 hours from OBX and having Nannette with us during the planning and on the day of our wedding was absolutely priceless. We never had a single worry from start to finish and that alone is worth every cent. Thank you Nannette for everything that you did for us. Our wedding day would have never been the same without you!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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alfieq
Wedding:
8/29/2010
4.8/5.0
Nannette was a pleasure to work with. On your wedding day you want to feel like the guest of honor not the host. She allowed me to put all the months of planning and worries aside because she took on that role for me on the day of the wedding.

I would highly recommend using The Proper Setting!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.7/5.0
Nannette and The Proper Setting were wonderful. One of my best decisions regarding my whole wedding planning process was to let someone help me make decisions.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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S&J
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.7/5.0
Nannette was a wonderful planner. At first I didnt feel that I needed a planner but looking back I do not know what I would have done without her. She is very good at her job. The day of she was calm and really took every stress off of me. If anything hire her for the day of. I was 3000 miles away and it was such a great help to have someone who could recommend vendors and set up appointments and basically do everything that I could not do because of the time change. She was great, I have obviously not worked with any other planners at the Outer Banks but all of my vendors said that she is the best for them to work with and I truly believe she is the best on the island.
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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