What’s your name?
Cassie Abbott (previously Cassie Crudo, as I got married in 2022)
How did you get into planning?
I’ve been working in the wedding and events industry for almost 15 years. I stated as a bartender way back in the day and moved into a planning intern position when a planner’s assist no called/no showed and after one wedding, I was hooked.
I started our wedding planning company as Bride’s Best Friend in early 2010 rebranded to Truly Together Event Co. in 2022 to really be more true to our roots of inclusivity.
Why do you love it?
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.
I love that I get to witness the most intimate nad amazing moments of people’s lives and I get to be lucky enough to bring it all together for them. How cool is that?
What is your client’s favorite thing about working with you?
I am very down to earth and very honest. I will let you know if something won’t work, but always get to the “why” behind it in order to make sure that the goal you were trying to achieve (and your intention) is honored in a way that will go smoothly on the wedding day.
How many weddings have you done?
Personally? About 175. As a company, 300+.
What’s your superpower?
Finding things – seriously. Finder. Of. Things. Keys? Ranch bottle? You name it, if it’s lost in my house, my family relies on me to be able to spot it quickly.
Speed typing – I type fast. Fast enough for people to stop what they’re doing and comment on it. It’s a thing.