From Atlanta to Columbus, Ohio and now to the Big Apple, Katie Werkin has been an invaluable part of the Chancey Charm wedding planning team for nearly seven years! With an adorable studio in Manhattan and a team of dedicated wedding planners and designers by her side, Katie serves as our Chancey Charm New York City Wedding Planner and Coordinator. We’re sharing her favorite part of the wedding planning process, restaurants you’re most likely to spot her at in New York City, advice for new brides + more. Cheers!
–The Chancey Charm Team
Katie Jane Werkin
What did you do prior to becoming our Chancey Charm New York City Wedding Planner?
Chancey Charm found me! Sarah knew my husband from UGA and she ran across our engagement pictures on Facebook. She asked if she could feature them on the blog. I told her I had been working in politics for a while in Mississippi, but would like to do something a little more creative when I moved to Georgia. We had several long phone calls and then started working together as soon as I moved there! It was almost five years ago that I first assisted her at a wedding, and I have been part of the Chancey Charm team ever since!
What’s your favorite part of the planning process?
I love the month-of walk through with one of my full-planning clients. It makes me so happy to walk through the whole wedding with them and show them how everything is going to come together!
What’s your favorite style?
Timeless, romantic + elegant
What’s your advice for someone thinking about becoming a planner or joining the wedding industry?
Be confident in your skill! It is a hard market to break into, but if you are confident in what you are doing, others will see that.
Why Chancey Charm?
As I said before, Chancey Charm found me, and I’m so grateful as Sarah is now one of my closest friends. We feel like it has been too long if we don’t talk once a week!
What’s your best piece of advice for a new bride?
Know what you want and stick with it! So many people are going to tell you what you should do, but remember, this is your wedding! You want to look back on the pictures and always be happy with every detail. And enjoy your time being engaged! Let us take on most of the work.
What’s your favorite reception song, you know the one you secretly dance too in the back when you think no one is watching?
I really love SHOUT! It’s a song that will always get everyone out of the dance floor!
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have a Goldendoodle – Bexley Mae Werkin! She even has her own Instagram account.
Do you have a hobby?
Several – I love to have friends over and entertain! My husband and I usually host a dinner for friends once a week at our house. That hobby started from my love of cooking!
What’s your favorite flower?
I love peonies!
What’s your favorite movie?
Breakfast at Tiffanys – I am obsessed with Audrey Hepburn!
What’s your favorite restaurant in NYC?
I love Kuma Inn and Magnolia Bakery has a great banana pudding.
Are you a bride in the NYC area? Contact Katie, Chancey Charm New York City Wedding Planner, today and start planning your most special day!