QC Career School

Kate Hoekstra

wedding planner

Kate Hoekstra

Cambridge, ON

Your Dreams, Your Day, Your Way

Planning a wedding can be an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful experience. How do you know where to look, who to talk to, and how to plan the wedding of your dreams. I'll help you plan your day exactly how you want it with creativity and inspiration so your wedding is breathtaking and stress free.

I am fairly new to the wedding planning industry having only planned/co-ordinated a handfull of weddings. I am meticulously organized and will follow up on every aspect of your day as if I was planning my own. I have excellent time management skills and I find that this really helps me to stay organized and multi-task when I need to. It also helps that I have great attention to small details that other people can miss because I tend to memorize everything I need to know about a certain project. I am very self motivated and am great when working with deadlines. I have excellent problems solving skills and will always find a solution to any road block. I come up with creative ways that problems can be fixed and look at the big picture, not just at a small issue (or a big one as the case may be). I do not get over stressed, but rather work well in a high level of stress as a motivation. I plan ahead and make second and third plans for ‘just in case’. I am a very energetic person with a very positive attitude. I am creative and flexible with new ideas. I don’t mind having to step up to do the unexpected and am more than happy to get the chance to try something new. I take pride in my accomplishments and will bend over backwards to ensure your wedding day is perfect down to the last petal.


I offer four different planning packages from consultaion to full event planning and supervision. You can chose the package that fits you and your budget best.

1) Wedding Consultation: This is for the brides who just want a helping hand to start them on their way. These consultations run about two hours long and can be a one-time meeting or on-going help as it is needed. The fees are 100$ for the first hour and 50$ for every subsequent hour. These fees are waived if the couple hires me for full service planning.

2) Wedding Day Co-ordination: This package is for the couple who has their wedding day planned, but would like a little help with organization, set-up and timelines. I will co-ordiante the rehersal, manage wedding day timelines and help finalize any additional details. This package includes a sit-down meeting to go over the plans for the wedding. Wedding day co-ordination fees are 500$ for the package up to 10 hours of wedding day supervision.

3) Partial Wedding Co-ordination: This package is great for the couples who are running close to the deadline and there are still a lot of things to be completed. This package includes the Wedding Day Co-ordination as well as 10 hours of consultation in the final two months before the wedding. Together we will develop timelines and finalize the flow for the day of the wedding. The fee for this package is 1000$ for up to 10 hours of wedding day supervision.

4) Full Service Wedding Planning: With this selection you get a total co-ordination package from the first consultation to the final note of the last dance. Together we will address budgeting and time management, theme development, vendor selection and payment arrangements, scheduling and appointment attendance as well as full day of the wedding set up and take down. Fees for the initial consultation are waived with this package. The fees for this package are 10% of total actual wedding budget (min. of 1500$).