The Proper Setting, LLC
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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!!
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!!
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!).
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
Hi highly recommend Nannette, owner of the Proper Setting, to all of my clients. In addition to being an amazing event designer, the Proper Setting is organized, professional and there for their clients. She will take care of you and your guests, keep things on schedule and ensure your wedding day runs smooth. Leave the details to Nannette and the staff at the Proper Setting while you enjoy your wedding day from the start of the planning to the exit for your honeymoon.
Nannette Kallested has coordinated quite a few events catered by Ocean Boulevard and she has been great to work with. Her staff is always attentive throughout the duration of the event and many aspects of the event, including behind the scenes production, are considered and managed well. They have a nack for turning unique places into beautiful settings for events that flow elegantly.
Nanette and the staff of The Proper Setting are in a class all their own you will not find anyone that will take care of every detail that you heart desires!
Nannette and Eric Kallestad of The Proper Setting are a blast to work with. Outer Banks Productions has been working with them for years. Their services are first class and everything always goes smoothly. Whether we are shooting photography or videography, they always make the time lines work efficiently with us and we can always count on them to do the best job possible for the bride. Brides, The Proper Setting is a good choice for your wedding planning!
Douglas & Michelle Haber
If you are lucky enough to have a date they are available for book them. You will not be sorry. Both Nannette and Kerri give their clients such an amazing experience. I have yet to meet a bride who doesn't LOVE them! They really understand what the day is about and are flexible, helpful, amazing under pressure and just the BEST! LOVE LOVE LOVE working with The Proper Setting,LLC:
The less that you have to think, (worry ; ), about on your wedding day... the more that you will fully enjoy one of the greatest days of your lives. When you have the good fortune of working with The Proper Setting, you will soon come to the realization that they will cover all of the bases... plus a few bases that you didn't even know needed covering. Inevitably, there will be some aspect of your wedding day that doesn't go quite according to plan. What sets The Proper Setting apart in my eyes, is their ability to handle any and every situation with a level head and an instant resolution. All of this while never forgetting what this day means to you, your family and your guests. The Proper Setting are an absolute joy to work with and allow you to fully experience the joy of your wedding day!
If you are hoping to create the perfect Outer Banks wedding experience, look no further than The Proper Setting. Nanette and her staff offer unparalleled expertise, customer service, and attention to detail to make your special day as stress-free as possible!
Nannette was the first Wedding Planner I called and met when moving to the Outer Banks seven years ago and I had no idea I was meeting the Legend of Outer Banks wedding coordinators. There is none better, not just here on the islands, but Anywhere. I can say that with confidence as this is my 31st year and I've seen it all. Nannette has an uncanny way of being super organized with genuine southern charm in complicated situations. That confidence and seasoned insight brings calm and comfort to all those around; brides, grooms, moms, dads, other vendors, and the rest. I could go on and on about Nannette, but the main thing to know is this......find a bride who chose Nannette and you've found a happy bride. She is just that good...every time. I cannot more highly recommend Nannette with The Proper Setting. She makes us all better.
I recommend the services of The Proper Setting to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com 214 957 2155 Dallas Calligrapher
Nannette and Kerri are both very talented with a great deal of experience. They truly take on the details of your event so you can relax and enjoy a stress free engagement. They are organized, responsive and detailed. They communicate thoroughly with all the involved vendors to ensure a flawless event.
When I hear that a bride has been referred by The Proper Setting I am immediately reassured that the event will be a well planned and beautiful occasion. Working with Nanette and her staff is always a pleasure.
Nannette and her fabulous staff do the most amazing job of making your day go smoothly with no stress!! She keeps everyone on a time line without the bride or guests even knowing she's doing it! She makes sure everyone has exactly what they need at the right time and does a wonderful job of getting to know her brides and placing them with the vendors she thinks they will work best with. She also planned our wedding, it was raining 10 minutes before the ceremony, she picked everything up from the ceremony site that couldn't get wet, waited a few minutes for the rain to stop, replaced everything, dried the seats and we started on time!! Wonder woman!!
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.