Getting Back to Human Connection…Meetings and Conferences

Getting Back to Human Connection…Meetings and Conferences

As the world and events community gradually open from being in solitude resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, we are striving to achieve normalcy and balancing safety for our industry.  We did not allow the pandemic to stop us completely, as we pivoted to a digital experience through video to connect with our clients and industry peers.  But there is nothing like human connection (the in-person) meetings, conferences, and celebrations.  The ability to build relationships, share information, strategize with others who have similar issues and create solutions, celebrate with joy; a multitude of benefits as to why in-person connections are irreplaceable. As...

Intimate Wedding Celebrations, L O V E Wins!

Intimate Wedding Celebrations, L O V E Wins!

During this time of uncertainty, and the daily changes related to COVID-19, the world has been placed on pause.  Weddings are once in a lifetime celebrations that have been affected by the chaos of the unknown.  With some things being canceled, we are optimistic for Couples and know that L O V E is not canceled it is just rescheduled.  Whether you reschedule to celebrate with your entire guest list or scale down to an intimate occasion, weddings will continue. The mention of intimate weddings, has me remembering of a warm summer day in the Nation’s Capital of Jeromy and...

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day

The Origin of Mother’s Day Since May 1914, the second Sunday has been celebrated as a national holiday to recognize the women that carried and nurtured their children now known as Mother’s Day.  A day that is celebrated throughout the world in various forms, this beautiful holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S Holiday in 1914.  Anna pioneered Mother’s Day after the passing of her own Mother, as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children.  Anna increased her awareness of the tribute to Mothers which soon gained the attention of...

Creative Tips to Host a Virtual Party

Creative Tips to Host a Virtual Party

  Video conversations between individuals is on the rise now more than ever due to the season of social distancing imposed by COVID-19.  Virtual calls have become the new norm to communicate in business and socialize with friends and family in the absence of being physically present.  So that you can stay connected to those you love and celebrate life’s precious moments, I have outlined a few quick tips for you to create a virtual party/celebration with family and friends. GETTING STARTED Where to Host: There are several video communication platforms to host your celebration.  Most common platforms are Zoom,...

Why We Celebrate Our Clients

Why We Celebrate Our Clients

Last month I hosted a client appreciation dinner for 50 + clients whom I have had the opportunity to create memorable celebrations.  Clients ranged from corporate to weddings to social clients.  It was a time to thank and recognize them for entrusting Perfect Planning Events to produce such occasions of value to them. I used to host annual client appreciation celebrations up until five years ago.  The celebrations ranged from brunches to parties all having the sole purpose to focus on our V.I.P.’s (the clients).  You’re probably wondering why the pause for so long?  It was a fifty-fifty factor of...

Navigating Your Event during COVID-19!

Navigating Your Event during COVID-19!

It has been a challenging time for everyone who have been planning events for several months to have them immediately disrupted; the disruption we have come to know as “COVID-19”.  As many of my event professionals, we are proactively working with our clients and event partners to minimize the chaos, and to move forward with new plans of action.  Our clients are our top priority! On March 15, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on March 15, 2020 that “in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks,...