who we are
polka dot events is a wedding planning firm based in new york city with offices in philadelphia and seattle.
we specialize in month-of coordination in which we work with knowledgeable, planning-savvy engaged couples who want to plan independently, but need a professional to tie loose ends in their final pre-wedding month and provide on-site management on their big day.
we also provide design coordination and full planning services for a select number of events each year. we have a knack for understanding our clients’ visions and bringing them to fruition with practical sophistication.
for more information about what we do - visit our services
allie beik - partner & month-of manager
A Philadelphia native and long time Brooklynite, Allie is a managing partner at PDE and Month-of Manager. Allie has an MBA from Fordham University, a BA in Music from NYU and is a Certified Wedding and Event Planner from the USCI.
Allie spent time in the music industry working in booking and publishing for various entertainment and music companies. However, her growing love of weddings brought her to work for BHLDN and later Polka Dot as an assistant, eventually moving up to her position today as a partner. Allie also directs an a cappella group, Echo A Cappella, that performs around New York City.
tracey goldstein - founder & creative director
Tracey founded PDE as a full-service event planning company in 2007. After taking a few years to study and live abroad, Tracey moved back to New York, reinventing Polka Dot Events for modern couples by focusing on Month-of & Design Coordination. Tracey has planned and managed more than 300+ weddings, and now mainly focuses on our Design Coordination services.
In addition to weddings, Tracey's background includes marketing, sales, production - and randomly: organic farming. She holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA from Fordham University, where she received the Entrepreneurship Award. Tracey is a former dancer, half-marathon runner and lifetime lover of cats and cookies.
kristi florino - seattle manager
After living in NYC and working with polka dot events for several years - Kristi moved to Seattle with her husband in 2018 and opened our pacific northwest satellite office. Kristi is a Michigan native and graduated from Michigan State University.
Kristi loves every aspect of planning and organization and the creative aspects of weddings and planned her own Pacific Northwest wedding as well. In her free time, Kristi enjoys discovering new restaurants, traveling and taking classes at soul cycle.
mandy mondoro - month-of coordinator
Mandy grew up in New Jersey but is a city girl at heart! She has a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College and has danced professionally for eleven years as an ensemble dancer in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Her love for weddings and all things planning and organization led her to wedding industry.
Mandy is obsessed with details and loves helping couples ease their stress during their planning process and the day of their wedding!
tiffany kain - month-of coordinator
Tiffany is a Midwestern girl who loves New York City and lives in Brooklyn. Her background is in Hospitality with over eight years experience in hotels, restaurants, bars and events. She is all about the details and combining traditional wedding elements with personal style. As both NYC Marathon runner and NYC Bride herself, Tiffany believes wedding planning is a marathon and not a sprint!
Tiffany is a romantic at heart, and loves the planning process, a good spreadsheet and going above and beyond to help couples plan their wedding day. She also has an adorable son named Hayden!
isabelle vrod - month-of coordinator
Isabelle was born in NYC and raised in southern Florida and graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics. With a French chef father, Isabelle grew up surrounded by food, service and private events.
Before working in weddings and events, Isabelle worked on the production side of advertising, as well as sales and foodservice! Isabelle is also in Echo A Cappella with Allie!
claudia solleder - month-of coordinator
Claudia is Certified Event Planner and earned her degree in Event Management in Munich, Germany. Born and raised in Germany, Claudia moved to New York City in 2012 after working as a Cultural Representative at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and as a Project Coordinator for several event and tourism companies in Munich, and later in New York.
Claudia's favorite part in wedding coordination is creating unforgettable memories for others, and experiencing the traditions of different cultures. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys a good beach day and getting out in her roller blades.