Pollyanna Events is a women-owned and women-run wedding and event planning company based in NYC, CT and DC. Our team is experienced in the industry with over 16 combined years planning weddings and events. We accept everyone, no matter your race, sexual orientation, religion, age, etc. because everyone is equal in our eyes and they deserve a kick-ass wedding! So let’s get planning!

Why “Pollyanna” Events? A “pollyanna” is a person with an astounding sense of optimism who strives to see all things in a positive light. The Pollyanna team was curated based on that sense of optimism — our team members approach every project from the point of view that it will be our most successful to date!

We are here to help you in whatever capacity needed to make your wedding a day to remember! Whether it is finding a venue, making sure your design and decor elements work well with your venue, creating a detailed day of timeline so that everything runs smoothly or being by your side on your wedding day, giving you peace of mind that any issues that may arise or any delays that could happen are resolved without anyone knowing.

We know that stress can run high on the wedding day. We are with you from the start of your morning while you’re getting ready, throughout the entire day until everything at the venue is cleaned up and all your belongings are put together and on their way home!

We focus on the flawless execution of our clients’ vision. Each of our weddings are centered on our clients’ core values, sense of style and family traditions because each couple is unique in their own way and it is our job to realize their wishes in each of the weddings we manage. In one wedding we ran, our clients got married at the school they first met at, we managed the logistics of using school buses to transport guests, and everyone danced the night away while enjoying the Manhattan skyline — such a great way to begin the rest of their lives and build their legacy.

What makes us different than all the other planners out there is you can trust that we have your back and that we will always be one step ahead of problems. For example, when our client told us she decided to wear her ten-year old heels on her wedding day. We know that while wearing these shoes was important to her (tacking on another awesome memory!), we also know that walking multiple blocks and through Central Park for photos and dancing the night away in those lovely ten-year old shoes may mean fixing a shoe at some point throughout the day, so we came fully stocked to fix those shoes! We have your back — we are one step ahead!

To that end, we have structured our offerings based on your needs. We offer two planning packages for those who need help at the very end of their planning journey and on their wedding day, a Month of Coordination and an Elopement package, and fully customizable packages tailored to your needs and budgets, Partial Planning packages.

If you are looking to take on some of the planning yourself, check out our many hubs of information, starting with our Planning Tools that consist of our Planning Kit, to a very detailed 12-month Planning Workbook, to over a dozen pre-made downloadable spreadsheets and informational documents that will answer your most pressing questions and help you know when and what to do as you plan your dream wedding. We also have a number of videos where we cover our clients’ most popular topics. These videos can be found on our Youtube channel and on our Instagram IGTV channel. Additionally, we cover topics of greater detail on our blog, sometimes sharing past wedding details, what we would have done differently for our own weddings, or how to find the perfect vendors that work for you.

Can’t wait to meet you!

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

We focus on the flawless execution of our clients’ vision. Each of our weddings are centered on our clients’ core values, sense of style and family traditions because each couple is unique in their own way and it is our job to realize their wishes in each of the weddings we manage. In one wedding we ran, our clients got married at the school they first met at, we managed the logistics of using school buses to transport guests, and everyone danced the night away while enjoying the Manhattan skyline — such a great way to begin the rest of their lives and build their legacy.

“Hiring Sara and her team at Pollyanna Events was the best money spent on our wedding! The organization, thoughtfulness, and their calm and steady approach gave us the ability to truly let go on our big day and enjoy every moment! When I thought I thought of it all, Sara reminded me (gently) of things I would never think of. I am so grateful for having her help me put in all the detailed work beforehand, so I could rest assured when the time came. The Pollyanna staff set up the entire ceremony and reception, and it was beyond what I could have asked for. They are so professional and great at what they do, and I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married!!” – Michelle + Lou

"Sarah is an AMAZING event planner! John & I said, “I do”, almost a year ago!!!!! Our day could not have been more PERFECT, thanks to Pollyanna events! We were married at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, GA. She literally had 3 months to plan our wedding…talk about skills!!! These amazing and talented individuals killed it! Our day was perfect and we recommend them 100x’s over to anyone looking for an event planner! Thank you & we hope you all are well!” – Samantha + Jon

“Sarah and her team are everything you would want in a wedding planner: organized, responsive, even-keeled, proactive and highly professional! We used them for a "month of" coordination for our wedding at Brooklyn Grange and were so thankful we did. Sarah thought of everything we needed in the months leading up to our wedding, was always available to offer suggestions and assist (even suggesting who we eventually decided to use for our string quartet) and had extra staff on-site day-of to assist. She ran interference for us on several things throughout our wedding day and made sure that things were taken care of that otherwise might have been brought to our attention for fixing. I would highly recommend Sarah and her team for wedding coordination as they were critical to our big day. True professionals.” – Caroline + Deepak

For more reviews you can check out our NYC Yelp page, DC Yelp page, Google, or Facebook page.

Examples of my work



Interested in exploring some of our past work?!
* Emilia + Adam
* Caroline + Deepak
* Kristin + Adam
* Jessica + Caitlin
* Becca + Peter
* Nadira + Dave

Some places our Planning Kit has been featured!:
* Offbeat Bride: Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity
* Forbes: Wedding planning? Try these sanity-savers
* Real Simple: 6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
* Bespoke Bride: How buying this kit could help you save money on your wedding
* KTVK 3 News: Valentine's Gift Ideas for Everyone

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