That Time When… I Engineered Some Wedding Decor

When I revealed to my parents that I was giving up my career in construction management to be a wedding planner, they had two major reactions. The first was, “You’re throwing away your education.” The second was, “You’re giving up so much of your personal life. You won’t have time on weekends to be with […]

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That Time When… That Big Catastrophe Happened

I have the best clients. I really do. I even love the ones who drive me crazy. Only my clients would flip out about a snafu beyond anyone’s control, blame me for the whole thing, and end the conversation by telling me they love me. The bonds I form with my clients are imperative to […]

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Love in the Time of Riots

Stephanie Nelson’s marriage to Neil Campbell on May 1 in Baltimore, Maryland was nothing short of memorable. The second Nelson daughter in two years to have hired Plan It Perfect to plan and coordinate her wedding, both Stephanie and her mother, Betsy, entered the process with a sense of assured calm, familiarity, and trust. None […]

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That Time When… I Became an Event Planner

Event planning, specifically wedding planning, is one of those careers that a lot of people would like to try.  “That must be so fun!”  That’s what I hear a lot.  And it is fun.  It’s really fun. But it’s a lot of things. And that’s what I love about it.  It’s stressful, and I love […]

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Active Shooter: What’s in the back of every Event Planner’s mind, now?

On Sunday, October 1st, twenty-two thousand people attended a country music festival in Las Vegas. Most of us have enjoyed an event like that.  A concert in the city, walled in by temporary fencing to ensure that only ticketed concert-goers are able to access the field.  How safe everyone must feel?  Every person at the […]

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Friends Reunited by a Wedding

Valerie and I met when she was in second grade, and I was in third grade, on the playground at Broadneck Elementary.  We stayed high on the monkey bars, pretending that the ground was the Fire Swamp from The Princess Bride.  We became fast friends, and became incredibly close in high school when we did […]

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