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Vendor Spotlight: Wedding Planning Plus

Wedding tablescape with menu card and ornate painted plate
Photo by: Brian David Weddings

Who: Founder of Wedding Planning Plus, Shannon Whitney Anson

What: Wedding Planner

Where: Albany, NY, and typically travel within a 3-hour radius

When: Founded in 2007

How excited are we to share all about one of our favorite wedding planners?! Truly, we’re WAY too excited! So let’s just dive in.

White bistro lights over tables during outdoor wedding
Photo by: Jack Loves Mary Photography

Meet the founder of Wedding Planning Plus - Shannon Whitney Anson. This woman is the perfect mix of extremely kind and personable (it’s 100% that Upstate NY charm) and insanely organized and straightforward. Some describe Shannon as “a wedding planner and therapist wrapped into one,” and we totally agree with that! She also loves Phish, has 3 rescue pups, and has run over 15 marathons. Have you fallen in love with her yet!?

We’re sure you've already falling in love - but let’s still learn a little more!

Wedding planner hugging couple in church
Photo by: Tracey Buyce Photography

Tell us more about your business!

Wedding Planning Plus is Upstate New York's most celebrated planning team, specializing in authentic experiences and multi-day events.

What services do you offer?

Month of Coordination, Partial & Full Planning, as well as Multi-Day Full Event Planning.

What do you love most about being a wedding vendor?

Working with unique and interesting couples and sharing in a truly special moment in their lives.

And being supported by the best team of planners ever!!

Bride and groom dancing first dance at wedding
Photo by: Les Loups

What's your favorite part of working with The Metropolitan Players?

The level of attention and communication in the planning process, and the guarantee of a packed dancefloor!

What's one piece of advice you would give to a newly engaged couple?

Consult with a wedding planner, of course! There are many different ways a planner can assist, from full service to day of coordination.

What makes your service unique?

We specialize in planning personalized wedding weekends of 3, 4, or more days of celebration and can be a concierge service for couples planning from out of town.

What's one wedding memory you'll never forget?

A wedding in 2019 with the amazing Metropolitan Players where the Bride and Groom got on stage and all 250 guests filled the dance floor and sang along to the couples' favorite song. The energy in the room at that moment was electric!

Bride and groom at Indian wedding
Photo by: Lisa Rigby Photography

And you can listen to us all day, but isn’t it even better to hear from a client? Here’s what one of Shannon’s couples said about working with Wedding Planning Plus:

"We wanted to plan a destination wedding with 100+ guests in Lake Placid with only two months, from start to finish. Another planner we contacted didn't think it could be done--she didn't even think she could find us a venue--but Shannon had a list of options for us in a matter of days. She made everything SO easy that we were able to camp completely off the grid for the last 2 weeks before the wedding."

- Amy & Adam

Interested in working with Shannon and her team? Check out their website, follow them on Instagram. or email them directly at Just say The Met Players sent you, and they'll take EXTRA great care of you! (Just kidding - well they will - but it's because they take extra great care of everyone)!


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