Tis the Season! My Top (18) Picks for Holiday Gifts

Tis the Season!  My Top (18) Picks for Holiday Gifts

Tis the season to grant delightful gifts to those you love!  To aid in your search for scouring the globe for the perfect gift(s)…I have identified my top picks that will certainly help you scratch the gift giving task off your list!  The best part of my gift list…all gifts can be purchased conveniently from your laptop or digital device – no need to rush to department stores or shopping malls.  I picked (6)-six of my favorite locations, and identified (18) unique gifts ranging in price from $18.00 to $130.00.  Shssh!  I have purchased some of these myself and are...

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

  Last week our team had the opportunity to host an event for a group of event professionals at the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia for a “Wondrous Planner Experience”; an Aladdin-inspired retreat.  Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC and centrally located in Virginia Wine Country, this luxury boutique resort boasts southern charm from the moment you turn into its driveway.  Our guests had the opportunity to engage in every feature of the resort from the lush manicured grounds, to an interactive-networking floral bracelet workshop guided by Nature of Design, having the opportunity to relax at...

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

Being outdoors prevails to Nature’s beauty and evokes tranquility in its purest form, however, there are many caveats to consider when planning an outdoor celebration. Below are a few helpful tips to consider when planning an outdoor event, ie., corporate retreats/team building activities/celebrations, social events, weddings.  Make sure your guests are comfortable. Consider the weather and the length of time your guests are required to be outdoors. Here are our suggestions to keep your guests comfortable: Half & Half. Circulate your event to be both indoors and outdoors.  This will provide guests that opportunity to break away from the heat...

Fashionable Windsor Royal Tea Party for DC Wedding Planners

Fashionable Windsor Royal Tea Party for DC Wedding Planners

  Today is the “One Year Anniversary” for the Duke & Duchess of Sussex  (Prince Harry & Meghan Markle).  In honor of today’s celebration, I’d like to reflect back to last year around their nuptials leading up to the big day.  I (Perfect Planning Events) partnered with area Washington DC Planners, Howerton + Wooten Events and Exquisite Expressions, and produced a Windsor Royal Tea Party for D.C. area Wedding Planners to celebrate the occasion.  A Royal affair it was with pomp and circumstance, and loads of fashion.  To pull of this spectacular fete, we partnered with some of the best...

After “I Do” : Wedding Gown Preservation – (3) Reasons Why

After “I Do” :  Wedding Gown Preservation – (3) Reasons Why

The sun is shining.  The birds are chirping, and floral blooms are blossoming!  It’s spring cleaning time and that should include your wedding gown.  I waited more than 20 years to get my gown cleaned and preserved.  I don’t recommend that!  It was stained and yellowed, and I felt a strong sense of remorse for the neglected my treasured dress had endured.  I decided at that moment to clean and preserve it because I wanted my daughters to see it in all its glory and not its pitiful, neglected state.  That’s the reason why most brides preserve their gowns –...

(7) Flawless Wedding Day Head-to-Toe Apparel Style Tips for Every Gentleman

(7) Flawless Wedding Day Head-to-Toe Apparel Style Tips for Every Gentleman

Emotions are on high and it is countdown to saying, “I Do” or you are a guest at your best buds wedding!  It has been tradition that we mostly brood over the emotions of the female essentials when it comes to preparing for the big day, not realizing that gentleman also have their preparation details to accomplish.  And when it comes to dress attire, some simply think that the gents just put on a suit or tuxedo and show up!  Well, we are here to demystify this trend of thought and provide (7) flawless wedding day head-to-toe apparel style tips...