Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sarah and Bill Leave a Review for Erin McKee!

Sarah and Bill were married at Pat's Barn on May 16th and they just left this review for WPP Junior Planner Erin McKee.  Thank you guys for sharing your thoughts!

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE

"Was very happy that we had Erin as our coordinator for our wedding. She was such a huge help throughout the entire day and was there from the very start of the day to the end. We also booked her for our rehearsal as our officiant was unable to be there which was really helpful to run through everything with someone who knew what they were doing! She handled everything from making sure our vendors got their final payments to helping me lower my stress level and fixing my dress from when someone stepped on it. Highly recommend Erin, she was amazing!"

Friday, November 20, 2015

Meet Team WPP!

WPP is made up of an amazing group of talented wedding planners and coordinators.  I am so blessed to have these women by my side sharing in my dream and my passion!  Each of us has our own unique style and personalities which is perfect for matching with couples who are planning all kinds of different weddings.  Whether classic, modern, traditional, or funky, we can help YOU plan the wedding of your dreams.

Photos by Sawicki Studios.  Thank you Chris!!

Now let's meet the team!

Shannon Whitney Anson  (Me!)
Boss Lady
Luckiest person/boss/wedding planner in the world

Erin Rossi
Lead Planner
Expert on all the local wedding know-how
Nicest person on the planet

Aissa Terry
Lead Planner
Passionate about planning perfect events
Will do anything for anyone

Erin McKee
Junior Planner
Professional honeymoon suite decorator
Super sweetheart

Alli Dillenbeck
Junior Planner
Loves unique wedding details
Feisty and fierce

Kate LaFerriere
Junior Planner
Sheds happy tears at every wedding
Conscientious coordinator

Tommie Burch
Junior Planner
Finds fun in every wedding
Willing to do whatever it takes

Team WPP!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Aissa Received a New Review!

Photo by Rob Loud

Aissa just received this review from Ari and Sarah who were married last spring in the Poconos.  Thank you guys for sharing your thoughts about Aissa with the world!

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE

"Aissa Murray was our day-of coordinator, and my wife and I could not be happier with how our wedding weekend getaway went! Prior to our wedding, the best wedding we ever attended was coordinated by Wedding Planning Plus, so when it was our turn, we contacted them right away! Planning a Poconos destination wedding is tough, even tougher when your venue is a sleep away camp that doesn't often do weddings. We definitely had a specific image in mind for our wedding, and Aissa there in a golf cart wielding a walkie talkie every step of the way to make sure it was perfect. And it was. When its time for your special day, put your trust in Aissa and Wedding Planning Plus."

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gina and Nate Leave Erin McKee a Sweet Review!

Photo by Casey Mackenzie Photography 

Gina and Nate were married on October 24th at Key Hall in Schenectady.  They just posted this sweet review for their day-of coordinator Erin McKee.  :)

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE

"Erin Mckee was our day of wedding coordinator from Wedding Planning Plus. My husband was initially skeptical about hiring a day of coordinator but after all was said and done he told me it was the best money we spent. We really felt like we got to enjoy our wedding day and that is because Erin handled everything. She truly was amazing from start to finish.
Going into wedding planning my biggest worry was running late. We had a tight timeline the day of and I didn't want to worry about being on time. Erin was crucial in making this happen. The day of timeline she created was so detailed and helped ease my worry. I am fully convinced that without her our wedding wouldn't have gone as smoothly. My husband and I had a stress free day and I attribute most of that to Erin and her hard work."

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sascia and Kevin - August 1, 2015

Sascia and Kevin were married at The Sagamore Resort on August 1, 2015.  They had a beautiful day and with plenty of sunshine and those classic Lake George winds perfectly moved all the pretty layers of Sascia's wedding dress.  

The Sagamore Resort has so much to offer, and Sascia and Kevin planned their wedding weekend as a true destination event for their guests.  They offered activities all over the Sagamore property starting with welcome drinks on Friday night, the wedding and after-party with bonfire on Saturday, and ended their weekend with a post-wedding brunch on Sunday morning.  Lake George in August is always gorgeous, and Sascia and Kevin's wedding weekend certainly didn't disappoint!

These two are such a fun couple and they laughed all day long.  They sent their photographer Rob Spring some examples of silly wedding shots they wanted to have taken which tells you the type of couple they are and the type of fun they wanted to have with their big day.  The true focus for Sascia and Kevin was to have their band play as much as possible because they wanted their guests to dance!  Abby at the Sagamore and I created a custom reception timeline and boy did these guys get what they asked for!  The Silver Arrow Band rocked the party from the beginning with introductions straight through to the last song of the night.  

Joining me on this wedding was a fantastic group of vendors!  It's always fun to work with Rob Spring and his team from Rob Spring Photography.  Not only are their photos so gorgeous but Rob is always joking and keeping the mood light and fun!  Abby Shriber was a pleasure to work with, as always, and with all the Sagamore weddings I had we got to see a lot of each other this summer!  Silver Arrow Band rocked the reception, Finishing Touches made beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres, Total Events wowed with the rental chairs and reception decor, and the stylists at the Sagamore Salon made all the ladies look wedding day ready.

Thank you Sascia and Kevin for choosing me as your wedding coordinator.  You are both amazing people and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ashley and Tim Show Some Love For Erin McKee!

Photo by Tracey Buyce Photography

Ashley and Tim were married on September 12th at the National Museum of Dance and they just left this super sweet review for their planner Erin McKee.  If you hear someone question whether or not they need a coordinator for their wedding day have them read a review like this!

Thank you Ashley and Tim for sharing you experience!!

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE

"Erin McKee was my day of wedding coordinator from Wedding Planning Plus. Let me just say this was so much more then just the day of wedding prep. This was a two month commitment from Erin and she was absolutely amazing! She was such a pleasure to work with and so eager to help with anything. I am so honored to have had Erin at our wedding. She went above and beyond. Week’s prior to the wedding, Erin and I whittled away at a checklist to make sure she would not miss a detail. This list made me feel so good about how the wedding day was going to unfold. If anything was missing, Erin would make sure it got done. A few weeks before the wedding, Erin met with me at the venue. She wrote down every detail of what I wanted for the wedding, contacted my vendors, and took all my stress away. I did not have to worry about a thing with Erin by my side. Erin took full control with the vendors and setting up all the details at the wedding. Erin personally made sure I was taken care of at all times and managed to also make sure the wedding was running smoothly. She constantly checked in with me and made me feel secure the entire day. Erin did everything from setting up the venue and communicating with vendors, to shaking out my wet wedding dress from the rain, collecting all personal items from the wedding, and helping bridal party with any and all needs. Erin setup before the wedding and cleaned up at the end. She made sure all my belongings from the wedding returned safely to our hotel room. Not only was everything returned but also the room was set up with flowers, a heart shape on the bed, champagne, candles, our gifts and my veil hanging beautifully on the door. I was so impressed and still am. I highly recommend Wedding Planning Plus. They made the most important day of my life that much more special and perfect!"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sweet Review For Melissa!

Hillary and Ryan were married on September 12th and they posted this sweet review of their planner Melissa.

Thank you guys for sharing!!

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE.

"We worked with Melissa from WPP and she was amazing. She was prepared, supportive, well-organized, upbeat, and FUN! These are all the best qualities that one can hope for in a day-of wedding coordinator. Thank you WPP for helping make our wedding even better than we could have imagined. We 100% recommend WPP to anyone looking to ensure their wedding day is stress-free!"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thoughts Shared By The Bride And The Mother Of The Bride

Photo by Candidly Beth Photography and Videography

Some weddings we work mostly with the bride, some with the groom, and some with the mother of the bride!  For Erica and John's wedding last Friday it was Erica's mom Phyllis who was the leading force in the wedding planning.  Both Erica and Phyllis just posted reviews of me and I am so touched by their caring words!

Thank you Phyllis, Erica, and John.  It was a pleasure working with all of you!

To read all of our Wedding Wire reviews CLICK HERE.

"When planning our Wedding, my husband and I never thought about hiring a wedding planner, until a family member mentioned that it might be a nice idea to hire a Day-of-Event coordinator so that we could enjoy our special day without worries and stress, enter Shannon Whitney-Anson owner of Wedding Planning Plus! Shannon’s professionalism, attention to every detail, organization, sense of humor, calmness, and her Team Bride and Groom attitude, made our day flawless, stress-free, and memorable. From connecting with us one month out to ensure all our vendors knew what to expect, to the schedules you put in place that helped make sure everyone was on the same page, where they needed to be and on time, to the rehearsal, and then the reception making sure everything got placed where it needed to be and packed up and delivered back to our room at the end of the reception, Shannon you were in complete control, allowing us to concentrate on enjoying ourselves, our families, our friends. Shannon you made EVERYTHING go perfectly, and we had an amazingly fun, and incredible day!! Saying “I DO” was made so much nicer and simpler because of you. Thank you for making us feel like family, for never making us feel any questions we had were to small, or trivial, and for helping give us a dream wedding. We made a great decision when we decided to work with you personally and would highly recommend you to anyone planning a wedding! Thank You Shannon, and continued good luck in life and in your business! Erica and John Whittaker"

"Shannon Whitney Anson form Wedding Planning Plus helped this nervous Nellie and Type A personality, Mother of the Bride have a WONDERFUL day! She took so much stress from me by calmly encouraging me to give up control, and allow her to do what she does BEST… coordinate!!! As our Day of Event coordinator, Shannon helped me fully enjoy my daughter’s wedding day, by taking the worry out of the equation. I knew the minute I met and shook hands; she was the person we needed! Planning a large wedding takes time; effort and attention to detail, and Shannon helped me tie up loose ends which made for a seamless, flawless, stress-free day. With EVERYTHING under control, and under Shannon’s watchful eye, my husband and I were able to enjoy ourselves and our guests. Thank you Shannon for taking the wheel out of my hands so that I might enjoy the RIDE! You are the BEST and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, anytime!!"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Are You Following Me?

We post real time photos of our weddings on Instagram.  If you are not following us you are missing out on great shots like these from Saturday's wedding in downtown Boston!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Our 75th Wedding Wire Review!

Photo by Arius Photography

Thank you - thank you - thank you to Tina and Chris who just posted our 75th review on Wedding Wire!  

To read all of our reviews CLICK HERE

I used Wedding Planning Plus for my day-of coordination for my wedding. In the beginning, I was speaking with the owner Shannon and she was beyond helpful in answering all my questions and was not pushy at all. When I finally decided to hire WPP for my big day, I went with a senior planner, since Shannon was a little more expensive and I wanted more than a junior planner. Unfortunately, things with that planner didn't work out and when we voiced our concerns with Shannon, she stepped right up and offered to work our wedding herself with no extra charge. She genuinely cared about putting my mind at ease and making us happy. She went above and beyond to remedy the problem and make the whole process easy and wonderful. She was on top of everything and always there for me when I had questions or needed advice. Even though she was just hired for the day, she took so much worry off of my plate even before the wedding. When the wedding day came, her and her intern Tommie were amazing. It poured all day and they were right on top of getting everything moved inside and set up like I would have liked it. They were there for me whenever I needed anything and just overall so awesome to be around. In the beginning my husband didn't think a day-of coordinator was worth it and after the amazing job Shannon did, we both know it was worth every penny!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Winter Wedding Sale

Wedding Planning Plus is offering a

~ Winter Wedding Sale ~

Your wedding may still be months away and there is still a lot to do.
We know how hectic this time is for you and we think you've been doing this hard work for long enough.
Now it’s time for you to relax and let us worry about the details.

We'll give you the same all-star treatment that we offer in our regular service packages, but you'll get it at a 
20% discount if you book one of our open winter wedding dates.

Discount applies to full or partial wedding planning, day-of wedding coordination, and bridal consultations for wedding dates in the months of November 2015 through March 2016.

Let us take things from here so you can enjoy every moment of your special day.

Offer does not apply to invitation, favor, or gift orders.  Not available to existing clients.
Maximum discount is $500.  Must mention the offer upon booking to receive the discount.
Dates are limited.  Call for availability and pricing.
Must book by December 31, 2015.

You should attend your wedding, not tend to it.

Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams...


Wedding Planning Plus offers wedding planning and day-of wedding coordination services throughout Upstate New York and New England.
Call us at 518-269-1243 or
e-mail us at for more information.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Tina and Chris - June 27, 2015

 Tina and Chris were married at Oak Hill in Hudson on June 27, 2015.  These guys were so fun to work with and their friends and families had such great energy to be around.  Even though they had some rain on their wedding day they never let it get them down or distract them from the beauty of the people surrounding them.  

Tina and Chris are not just great people but they are Phish fans, too!  Anyone who knows me knows how much Phish is a part of my life and when I was working through the details with Tina and she told me the last song of the night was going to be Tweezer Reprise I nearly lost it.  I knew right then that these guys were going to be a blast to work with!

These two started their wedding day getting ready at Shakespeare on the Hudson, and when hair and makeup was done the girls whisked over to Oak Hill to put on their dresses and get ready for the ceremony.  Tina and Chris chose not to see each other before the ceremony so we utilized the secret tower passages at the barn to get the girls in the building without running into the groom.  Although the ceremony was originally planned for outside we were able to bring the wooden arch (that one of the groomsmen made) into the barn so that Tina and Chris could say their I Do's with a beautiful background.  After some handwritten vows (with a reference to never being too old for summer tour!) these two sealed their promise with a kiss and the party got started!

And I just have to point out on thing - I know it's no bride or groom's dream to have rain on their wedding day but I can tell you from years of experience that the harder it rains the crazier the dance party gets!  The party for Tina and Chris was certainly no exception.

Tina incorporated a lot of DIY elements in her wedding decor like a window frame escort board and Just Married bicycles.  These pieces, along with the strands of twinkle lights, fabric swags on the barn door, and the gorgeous flowers all made the barn shine.  It may have been raining outside but guests were not underwhelmed with all the beautiful things to see in the reception space.  The space was just perfect!

Joining me on this wedding was a great vendor team!  Photographers Samantha and Dave from Arius Photography killed it on these images.  So gorgeous!  Catering was done by Creative Foods Catering, Rob Kelly from 74 Events DJ'd the party, Randall and Jason from Well Spun Wedding Films were shooting video, and Floral Fantasies by Sara created the beautiful flower arrangements.  Victoria Milne performed the beautiful ceremony, Allison and her team from Bloom Salon did the girls' hair and makeup, Marsh Bus provided shuttle transportation for the guests, and Liana Turner from Oak Hill helped not only with event details but in watching Tina and Chris' little doggie Coby.

Thank you Tina and Chris for choosing WPP to coordinate your day.  And I hope to see you on many tours in the future!