what we do
Polka Dot Events is a wedding planning firm specializing in Month-Of Coordination in New York City and Philadelphia. 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
who we are
Tracey founded Polka Dot Events as a full-service event planning company in 2007. After taking three years to study and live abroad, Tracey moved back to New York, reinventing Polka Dot Events to focus on Month-of Coordination. Tracey has planned and managed more than 200 weddings, and now mainly focuses on our Design Coordination & Management services.
In addition to weddings, Tracey's background includes marketing, sales and production. 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.
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.
A Philadelphia native living in Brooklyn, Allie is our Month-of Coordination Manager. Allie has 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 managing coordinator. Allie also directs an a cappella group, Echo A Cappella, that performs around New York City.
Upon moving to New York in 2013, Caitlin worked at various Broadway and off-Broadway theater companies before finding a love for events and weddings. Caitlin has a Bachelors of Journalism in Strategic Communications and a BA in Theater from the University of Missouri. Because of her background in theater, Caitlin views each wedding as a production, managing the many moving parts that come together to make the day perfect. When not working with the girls at Polka Dot you can find Caitlin crafting in her apartment in Brooklyn.
Kristi is a Michigan native and MSU graduate who moved to New York City in 2011. Kristi’s love of planning and the creative process in weddings led her to start working for Polka Dot in 2014. Kristi has also worked in retail management in both Michigan and New York, and most recently managed a private Manhattan home.
In her free time, Kristi enjoys New York's art scene, discovering new restaurants and taking dance classes. She also loves dogs!
what's with the name?
"Polka Dot" was inspired by the freckles on Tracey’s face and her love of simple, balanced design mixed with a sense of playfulness