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UNIQUE Weddings & Events - Tampa Bay Wedding Planner

Tampa , FL
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Tampa, FL 33606 US (map)

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813-426-5280

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ABOUT US

Hello! We are so very glad that you have found us! Thank you so much for considering us to help you plan & design your wedding! We have the greatest job in the world! It is a true honor... Read more
Hello! We are so very glad that you have found us! Thank you so much for considering us to help you plan & design your wedding! We have the greatest job in the world! It is a true honor to be a part of our clients' lives. We get to work with the most amazing families and couples, to create weddings that reflect their UNIQUE personalities and love story. It's more than just pretty weddings. You can pick up a magazine and see those over and over again. Our feeling is that it's about making things personal for the two of you and allowing your guests to be a part of the beginning of your family and the continuation of your love story.

Contact us today at 813-426-5280 or info@designedbyunique.com, and let us tell your UNIQUE story! 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
How many planners do you work with?
Our team consists of a senior consultant with years of design and event planning experience, an assistant consultant with event planning experience, and multiple interns either in school or soon to graduate to persue the event planning industry.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
It would be a disservice to you for us to say that we only specialize in one style of wedding. We adapt our talents and skills to all of our clients' needs and wants.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We've coordinated events ranging from 25 - 550 guests, including Mayor Pam Iorio.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
We've worked with and are familar with numerous venues all over the state of Florida.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Staci did an amazing job all around and gave me my perfect princess wedding. I don't know how things could have gone better. She did a great job with the vendors and hiring her was the smartest thing I did in planning the wedding. She took so much off my plate and asked so many questions of the vendors I never would have thought to ask. I would recommend Unique weddings and designs without hesitation!!
Staci did an amazing job all around and gave me my perfect princess wedding. I don't know how things could have gone Read more...
Staci did an amazing job all around and gave me my perfect princess wedding. I don't know how things could have gone better. She did a great job with the vendors and hiring her was the smartest thing I did in planning the wedding. She took so much off my plate and asked so many questions of the vendors I never would have thought to ask. I would recommend Unique weddings and designs without hesitation!! Read less
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S
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
If you need an event planner, look no further. You found her!
If you need an event planner, look no further. You found her!
If you need an event planner, look no further. You found her! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring Staci at Unique to plan my wedding was the BEST choice I made as a bride. We are a busy family, with 5 young children, a business and a hectic daily schedule. We started working with Staci 6 months before the wedding, and put her in charge of basically everything. Staci constantly went above and beyond our expectations. I have a strong personality, get distracted easily and am a goofball 99% of the time, but Staci knew exactly how to "deal" with me! She hand picked each vendor based on our budget and style. Each time we met, it felt as though our wedding was her only priority, I am sure she makes each bride feel that way, The planning process was emotional at times, but she always reminded us of the big picture, what was important and what wasn't worth stressing over. The week of the wedding felt like a fairytale, and she was constantly checking up on us. Our wedding was more beautiful than I had even imagined, all because of Staci and her team!
Hiring Staci at Unique to plan my wedding was the BEST choice I made as a bride. We are a busy family, with 5 young Read more...
Hiring Staci at Unique to plan my wedding was the BEST choice I made as a bride. We are a busy family, with 5 young children, a business and a hectic daily schedule. We started working with Staci 6 months before the wedding, and put her in charge of basically everything. Staci constantly went above and beyond our expectations. I have a strong personality, get distracted easily and am a goofball 99% of the time, but Staci knew exactly how to "deal" with me! She hand picked each vendor based on our budget and style. Each time we met, it felt as though our wedding was her only priority, I am sure she makes each bride feel that way, The planning process was emotional at times, but she always reminded us of the big picture, what was important and what wasn't worth stressing over. The week of the wedding felt like a fairytale, and she was constantly checking up on us. Our wedding was more beautiful than I had even imagined, all because of Staci and her team! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
BEST DECISION I made for our wedding. Staci is so amazing at what she does. I'm very detailed and I met my match with her. So refreshing to see. She took something great and made it magnificent. Myself and our wedding would have fell apart without her. She works with other vendors so well. She was there for me with everything. She went above and beyond what my package came with. Hours of vendor meetigs, our meetings, calls, text, and emails. She was on top of everything and more. Only bc of her was I able to relax on the wedding date. She helped me with the rehearsal dinner and coordinated a way for me to give my husband a special gift of me singing with our band. Completely worth every penny and I would do it all over again but hire her sooner. She came on board late after I let my planner go. True God send. We clicked from hello. Her and 3 assistants NAILED IT. Her idea of a secret transformation of the reception while we had dinner brought tears to my eyes when she gave us a private showing before the guest. Love her and miss talking to her. You will too
BEST DECISION I made for our wedding. Staci is so amazing at what she does. I'm very detailed and I met my match with her. Read more...
BEST DECISION I made for our wedding. Staci is so amazing at what she does. I'm very detailed and I met my match with her. So refreshing to see. She took something great and made it magnificent. Myself and our wedding would have fell apart without her. She works with other vendors so well. She was there for me with everything. She went above and beyond what my package came with. Hours of vendor meetigs, our meetings, calls, text, and emails. She was on top of everything and more. Only bc of her was I able to relax on the wedding date. She helped me with the rehearsal dinner and coordinated a way for me to give my husband a special gift of me singing with our band. Completely worth every penny and I would do it all over again but hire her sooner. She came on board late after I let my planner go. True God send. We clicked from hello. Her and 3 assistants NAILED IT. Her idea of a secret transformation of the reception while we had dinner brought tears to my eyes when she gave us a private showing before the guest. Love her and miss talking to her. You will too Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Unique Events, and its owner Staci Mandikas, is truly a one-of-a-kind organization. Staci is a life saver, a genius, a better investment than anything else I can think of for an event, and someone that by the time everything is done, someone you want to be your best friend.

I didn't think I was "the kind of person who needs a wedding planner," whatever that was suppose to mean. But knowing we would be out of town the week before our celebration, I realized about 6 months out that I might not survive having to put together a party for 100 people without some professional help leading up to it.... My partner and I interviewed several local planners for day/week/month-of assistance, and Staci clearly and immediately came out head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. We quickly hired her, and did not for half a second regret our choice.

It should be noted, Staci is certainly not the cheapest planner in the area, but her rates are incredibly competitive and in line with the area standard. We figured we'd get what we paid for, and didn't want cheap service so Staci was worth the price to help us get what we wanted. We were totally and completely wrong - Staci was so much more valuable than what she charged. She could double her rates and would still be worth every single penny. She immediately, at our first meeting, helped us save more than her fee. Her fee, by the way, which was for month-of guidance and day-of service that turned in to countless emails, brilliant feedback, and truly a work of art on our wedding day. We could not have had the celebration of our dreams without her, from visioning to set up to tear down, and we will forever be grateful to her and Ebony for being part of our big day. Thank you so very, very much Staci!!!!
Unique Events, and its owner Staci Mandikas, is truly a one-of-a-kind organization. Staci is a life saver, a genius, a Read more...
Unique Events, and its owner Staci Mandikas, is truly a one-of-a-kind organization. Staci is a life saver, a genius, a better investment than anything else I can think of for an event, and someone that by the time everything is done, someone you want to be your best friend.

I didn't think I was "the kind of person who needs a wedding planner," whatever that was suppose to mean. But knowing we would be out of town the week before our celebration, I realized about 6 months out that I might not survive having to put together a party for 100 people without some professional help leading up to it.... My partner and I interviewed several local planners for day/week/month-of assistance, and Staci clearly and immediately came out head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. We quickly hired her, and did not for half a second regret our choice.

It should be noted, Staci is certainly not the cheapest planner in the area, but her rates are incredibly competitive and in line with the area standard. We figured we'd get what we paid for, and didn't want cheap service so Staci was worth the price to help us get what we wanted. We were totally and completely wrong - Staci was so much more valuable than what she charged. She could double her rates and would still be worth every single penny. She immediately, at our first meeting, helped us save more than her fee. Her fee, by the way, which was for month-of guidance and day-of service that turned in to countless emails, brilliant feedback, and truly a work of art on our wedding day. We could not have had the celebration of our dreams without her, from visioning to set up to tear down, and we will forever be grateful to her and Ebony for being part of our big day. Thank you so very, very much Staci!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Private User
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
UNIQUE Weddings and Events truly made our wedding day perfect in every way. We hired Staci and her team for the “Month of Coordination” and it was truly the best decision we made. Staci was very accommodating with my schedule and spent several late nights chatting with me over the phone while sharing her wedding expertise! I always felt more relaxed after speaking with Staci as she assured me everything would be okay! Most importantly, Staci and her team successfully executed our last-minute rain plan and we truly couldn’t have done it without them. I highly recommend UNIQUE Weddings and Events to any bride hoping to relieve some of the normal stress leading up to wedding day – they will take care of everything!!!!
UNIQUE Weddings and Events truly made our wedding day perfect in every way. We hired Staci and her team for the “Month of Read more...
UNIQUE Weddings and Events truly made our wedding day perfect in every way. We hired Staci and her team for the “Month of Coordination” and it was truly the best decision we made. Staci was very accommodating with my schedule and spent several late nights chatting with me over the phone while sharing her wedding expertise! I always felt more relaxed after speaking with Staci as she assured me everything would be okay! Most importantly, Staci and her team successfully executed our last-minute rain plan and we truly couldn’t have done it without them. I highly recommend UNIQUE Weddings and Events to any bride hoping to relieve some of the normal stress leading up to wedding day – they will take care of everything!!!! Read less
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giuliana
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you very much for helping a dream come true!!! Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm even when I felt overwhelmed. Staci, you made this beautiful day happen, from the first time we met you already had it rolling!!! thank you !! Giuliana and Jesus
Thank you very much for helping a dream come true!!! Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm even when I felt Read more...
Thank you very much for helping a dream come true!!! Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm even when I felt overwhelmed. Staci, you made this beautiful day happen, from the first time we met you already had it rolling!!! thank you !! Giuliana and Jesus Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Staci and her assistant Eboni were amazing throughout the entire process. Upon our first meeting she spent hours listening to our thoughts, then came back to us with a plan and vision we never had even thought of. She listened to who we were as a couple, our hobbies, the venue we had chosen and came up with a classy combination of them all.

Through the planning process Staci and Eboni were always responsive and helpful. She has many connections in the Tampa Bay area and was able to advise on things from flowers and make up to the bar service. Also, she was respectful of our budget and served as a wonderful advisor (explaining where to spend and where to cut back budget wise). What could have been extremely stressful, was eased by having a knowledgable expert on our side. Through the process we came to trust Staci and her associates.

As the bride, I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. It rained and our entire plan for dinner outside had to be moved inside the day of. She handled it seamlessly, dealing with all the vendors and guests. I was perhaps even happier with how it turned out than our original plan. My husband and I really enjoyed our guests and our special day.

My husband and I absolutely recommend you to HIRE Unique Weddings & Events. Truly, the wedding planning service was hand's down the best money we spent on the wedding.
Staci and her assistant Eboni were amazing throughout the entire process. Upon our first meeting she spent hours listening Read more...
Staci and her assistant Eboni were amazing throughout the entire process. Upon our first meeting she spent hours listening to our thoughts, then came back to us with a plan and vision we never had even thought of. She listened to who we were as a couple, our hobbies, the venue we had chosen and came up with a classy combination of them all.

Through the planning process Staci and Eboni were always responsive and helpful. She has many connections in the Tampa Bay area and was able to advise on things from flowers and make up to the bar service. Also, she was respectful of our budget and served as a wonderful advisor (explaining where to spend and where to cut back budget wise). What could have been extremely stressful, was eased by having a knowledgable expert on our side. Through the process we came to trust Staci and her associates.

As the bride, I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. It rained and our entire plan for dinner outside had to be moved inside the day of. She handled it seamlessly, dealing with all the vendors and guests. I was perhaps even happier with how it turned out than our original plan. My husband and I really enjoyed our guests and our special day.

My husband and I absolutely recommend you to HIRE Unique Weddings & Events. Truly, the wedding planning service was hand's down the best money we spent on the wedding. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start! Staci is absolutely amazing. Not only does she take all the stress away from you the day of your event, her organizational skills, vendor relationships, and truly UNIQUE ideas are above and beyond. I was very hesitant in hiring a planner and I honestly don't think I could have found a better one. She is very down to earth- responsive- and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her and the whole process- if you think you don't need a planner your nuts;)
I don't even know where to start! Staci is absolutely amazing. Not only does she take all the stress away from you the day Read more...
I don't even know where to start! Staci is absolutely amazing. Not only does she take all the stress away from you the day of your event, her organizational skills, vendor relationships, and truly UNIQUE ideas are above and beyond. I was very hesitant in hiring a planner and I honestly don't think I could have found a better one. She is very down to earth- responsive- and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her and the whole process- if you think you don't need a planner your nuts;) Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Staci at Unique Event Design was absolutely amazing. We had a year and a half to plan my large wedding. She was involved in every aspect of the planning. All I can say is none of it would have happened without Unique Event Design. I relied on Staci's recommendation for all of my vendors - from photography and videography to floral and music... All of her recommendations were excellent and she ensured that everyone worked well together. With her design background, she was able to take my vision for my wedding and make it come true. Meanwhile, during the entire process, her calming words and reassurance got me through the stressful times. She answered every one of my very detailed emails in a professional, direct manner, and she was knowledgeable in every respect. Not one detail slipped through the cracks. She even took it upon herself to learn about our unique religious traditions and soon became an expert herself!

She truly cares about her clients, and always adds a personal touch to everything she does. Without Unique Event Design, my dream wedding would still be just a vision! Staci even stuck by me after the wedding, and helped me craft a profile for a national magazine, which is publishing our wedding in print and online. If you are contemplating whether or not to get a planner let me jut tell you THIS one is worth it!I highly recommend them to any bride! BEST decision I made!
Staci at Unique Event Design was absolutely amazing. We had a year and a half to plan my large wedding. She was involved Read more...
Staci at Unique Event Design was absolutely amazing. We had a year and a half to plan my large wedding. She was involved in every aspect of the planning. All I can say is none of it would have happened without Unique Event Design. I relied on Staci's recommendation for all of my vendors - from photography and videography to floral and music... All of her recommendations were excellent and she ensured that everyone worked well together. With her design background, she was able to take my vision for my wedding and make it come true. Meanwhile, during the entire process, her calming words and reassurance got me through the stressful times. She answered every one of my very detailed emails in a professional, direct manner, and she was knowledgeable in every respect. Not one detail slipped through the cracks. She even took it upon herself to learn about our unique religious traditions and soon became an expert herself!

She truly cares about her clients, and always adds a personal touch to everything she does. Without Unique Event Design, my dream wedding would still be just a vision! Staci even stuck by me after the wedding, and helped me craft a profile for a national magazine, which is publishing our wedding in print and online. If you are contemplating whether or not to get a planner let me jut tell you THIS one is worth it!I highly recommend them to any bride! BEST decision I made! Read less
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