Meet The Owner
Hi! I’m Cassie Crudo. I’m the owner and lead planner at Bride’s Best Friend.
I’ve been working in the wedding and events industry for over 10 years. I established Bride’s Best Friend in early 2010 and went full time in 2017 and never looked back. I have planned or coordinated over 100 weddings and have learned something at each and every one of them. Every wedding is so unique and every couple is so different that I always get an opportunity to learn and grow with every event that I do.
I have always been organized. The color-coordinated-to-do-list sort of organized. Or maybe a, let me write this down so I can cross it off, sort of organized. So it’s no wonder that the organization and attention to detail required for wedding planning fit so well within my strengths.
Weddings don’t have to be cookie cutter or cost an arm and a leg. I love finding ways to make things happen within your budget but still make your dream come true. Maybe that’s a galaxy themed wedding, or trying to figure out your style and how to have that come out in the wedding. My favorite weddings are the ones that are uniquely you (as it should be!). I know the wedding planning experience and industry can be overwhelming, but there are vendors waiting to work with you – that will be just as excited as I am to make your day a true reflection of who you are as a couple.
I look forward to meeting you and seeing how I can help with your special day!
What’s your favorite wedding experience?
Well, it’s impossible to pick just one! Everyone says that, but I get to be so lucky to be witness to some of the sweetest moments of your life.
There is definitely one that comes to mind though! At Rustic Ranch a few years ago, I coordinated a wedding where a 92 year old grandmother got on the tree swing and had the time of her life. A few minutes go by and the bride started pushing her on the swing. We all stood and watched as they shared a moment of pure joy with the simplest of actions. It was amazing and still brings a smile to my face.
How can I explain in words the feeling of trust, ease and relief that Cassie will bring to your wedding planning experience? I never realized the amount of detail that is required for a wedding. Even a small wedding of approximately 60 would take. Cassie is ridiculously organized, has top notch follow-up practices and her made easy excel spreadsheets to keep you on track ruled our lives for months before the wedding. We had weekly check-ins, access to her via email anytime and she made special arrangements to meet us at a location that was convenient for US.
I appreciate that Cassie always gave an honest opinion of everything wedding, from décor, tradition and cost. Her professional manner never made you feel like she just didn’t like it or wanted you to do something; she always gives you a reason and recommends you think about it. I love that, like an actual Best Friend should do!! Needless to say, we had the privilege of having Cassie as our coordinator throughout the entire process and I would NOT have changed a thing! Day of, she was right there, and there, and over there. This woman was everywhere. She had the entire production running as smooth as butter. If something needed adjustment, she’d quickly come talk to me and make it happen. She kept us on time the entire night and would even wrangle the wandering groom from the bar over to where he needed to be.
I NEVER once felt overwhelmed, stressed or panicked that day. I was overly calm which was shocking for me as I am a worrier! We had full trust of her and her team to make our big day perfect; and she delivered! Our wedding day started and ended perfectly. I could never had imagined trusting any other wedding coordinator to make our wedding everything we wanted. Thank you Cassie for being a huge part of our big day and our lives.