It’s Spotlight day, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding vendors is so important on your wedding day. The event planner helps your dreams become a reality.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s vendor spotlight, Cathie Catasus of C Squared Events LLC.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
I help make people’s vision a reality by planning the event they have been dreaming of.
What did you do before you did this?
For more than 20 years I performed quality control oversight. I am a very detail-oriented person by nature.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
I had been working corporate events for several years and I had helped friends and family with weddings, so I decided to expand my work in the corporate world into the wedding realm. I have always had a creative side and wanted to use it to help make people happy, so I expanded out into the wedding market.
How long would you say you’ve been doing what you do today?
I started doing corporate events in 2009, and weddings (officially) in 2018.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
I love to see a plan come together. Having that vision and then seeing it come true is an amazing feeling. I enjoy playing a part in making sure that a bride has the perfect day that she has been dreaming about and I love being able to make people happy!
What’s the best part of your job?
Making someone else’s day go just as they planned it and seeing the pure joy on their face.
What motivates you to do this every day?
I truly enjoy it and it doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do! My motto is “do what you love, love what you do!”
What fun fact would people be surprised to learn about you?
I played in the World Series of Poker and my dream is to one day be on Wheel of Fortune.
What is the best compliment you’ve received from your clients?
That choosing us was the best decision they ever made and that we made their wedding day effortless!
How did you decide on the name of your company?
Cathie Catasus is the owner and C Squared came from her initials. Also, C Squared Events is a mother-daughter team! Cathie’s daughter’s name is Caiti so another C Squared (Cathie and Caiti).
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We love what we do and we want to make your day as stress-free as possible.
What types of events do you specialize in?
Currently, we seem to be specializing in day-of coordination services for the budget conscious DIY bride, but we also offer partial and full-service planning as well.
What makes your business stand out from others in your category?
The value of our service for the bride on a budget is one way we stand out. Also, our attention to detail and good communication skills make us stand out from others.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
We love to have fun, so our favorite type of engaged couple is also fun! We also like working with couples that are organized and communicate well.
Why do couples hire you?
Couples hire us because we are a good value for their money and our top-notch attention to detail.
Tell us briefly about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
Day-of coordination services start at $350
Partial planning services start at $500
Full planning services start at $1000
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions that people have about your vendor category?
People don’t think they need a wedding planner because they think they can do it all themselves with the help of family and friends. While that is partially true, on your wedding day you, your family, and friends should not have to be working to make your day special. Everyone should be able to really enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything.
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working with and why.
Arundel Estate in Sorrento has many layout options for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Tanner Hall in Winter Garden has a good mix of outdoor and indoor space to work with. (Their outdoor space overlooks the lake!)
Tavares Pavilion on the Lake is beautiful inside and out. Gorgeous sunsets over the water and beautiful indoor space.
What some of their previous couples had to say…
“Cathie did an amazing job as our day-of wedding coordinator! She was very easy to communicate with, asked great questions, and went above and beyond with everything that needed to be done on the day of! I did not have anyone ask me for anything or call me on the day. She took care of any questions that people had. Ceremony decorations could not have been any better, and she even improvised and reused the ceremony flowers at the reception space. Hiring Cathie and Caiti was the best decision that we made that day. They made the entire wedding effortless and for an unbelievable value.” – Tesia I., Ormond Memorial Gardens & Copper Bottom Distillery
“Cathie with C Squared Events made my wedding day perfect! Every detail was carefully planned and executed. She helped me with printing and sending out my invitations, planning the seating chart, making my decorations, coordinating with vendors, assisting with the rehearsal, and making sure everything went as planned on my wedding day.” – Katey M., Crystal Ballroom