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We are a boutique event planning company that specializes in creating not just events, but unique individual experiences for all of our Couples. Our services are tailored specifically for each Couple’s event. We offer a full comprehensive event planning and design service based on the character, personal style, and desired outcome for our Couples. As we cultivate and plan our Couple’s ultimate experience, we also cultivate lasting relationships with them – the best part of our job! We adore the connection we make with our Couples. We savor in the challenge of making each experience unique and different from the last. And we absolutely love what we do!

When you take the journey with Perfect Planning Events, you will experience and discover our core values: We are passionate about delivering exceptional service and a high level of expertise. We operate with discipline to provide a comprehensive event planning and design. We operate with integrity and discipline at all times. We offer creative problem solving and reliable resources. We create unique experiences based on our Couple’s personality to match their vision We believe in teamwork not only within our firm but with our extensive Network of Preferred Wedding Professionals that help us to create unique experiences We are humble at all times because we are grateful for our journeys. We will provide a seamless and worry-free process so that our Couples can, Celebrate, Entertain, and Enjoy! We will maintain and exemplify a spirit of togetherness and that each day is a celebration. We will always have FUN. We embrace the diversity and beauty of all cultures. We take care of our Team because they take care of our Couples. We are dedicated to our Couples and our goal is to exceed their expectations.

 

Our Planning Services

Platinum Package.  This is our “signature experience” of full service event planning and design.  A lavish design and production package that encompasses all elements of your wedding to provide a lasting impression with you and your guests.  From design conception to details management, to coordination of rehearsal dinners to post wedding day celebrations, and our signature Lady-in-Waiting Service.

Gold Package.  This is ideal for the Couple that needs additional guidance to complete the planning details before their special day.  You have started the initial process of securing your perfect ceremony and reception location, however, are too busy to continue with the planning process.  Our services will partner with you to resume the planning process from where you started; securing professional wedding partners and implementing a design that highlights your love.

Silver Package.  For the Couple who has control over the planning process nevertheless expresses the assistance of a Planner to provide their professional insight and guidance.  We will work with you providing a comprehensive timeline for you to follow, a detailed list of professional wedding vendors for you to choose, meet with you throughout the planning process to help keep you on track, and implement additional management details to help you get to your special day with ease.  (known as our partial planning services)

Wedding Event Management & Design.  You have planned the details from the ceremony to the reception, and secured all of your professional vendors except you haven’t quite carried out your design nor do you want to worry about the details being carried out on your wedding day.  We will pair our professional talents with you to ensure that you have the desired wedding decor and manage the wedding day details.

Wedding Event Management.  You have planned every last detail of your wedding, however, you need assistance with polishing the final  details and orchestrating the logistics on your wedding day…this is when you call a Professional to coordinate  Your Day!   (known as wedding coordination or day of coordination)

 

Our firm prides itself in our full planning and design services.  We purvey multiple levels of wedding planning services to compliment the needs of all our Couples.  Please contact our planners for a complimentary consultation to discuss our array of services, from “Wedding Event Management to Full Service Planning & Design.

 

 

 

Shaketta
9/29/17
Categories: DJs, Officiant, Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough how AWESOME Tara and her team were. Leading up to the wedding Tara went above and beyond to answer any questions and quell my anxieties. No matter what time of day or night she was there to answer questions, review contracts and come up with solutions for the last minute catastrophes that happen with a wedding. The day of her team was seamless... if anything went wrong I did not know it... It was beautiful and fun and despite my trying to manage it.. when I finally relaxed and just got married I had blast. Everyone told us how amazing the party was and I owe so much of that to Tara and her team!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you .. I almost wish I could get married 50 more times just to have to work with Tara again....
Vera
9/29/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
There are a million and one cliches I could use to describe our experiences with Tara during this year-long process. However, no superlative can begin to express my respect for her work-ethic, continuous positive "state of mind" and the dedication and commitment she expressed toward my daughter at EVER turn. Tara is truly a rare professional with the patience of JOB. I am so very, very happy to have been introduced and worked with her. Tara is worth every penny and more .. I offered to pay more because she was so awesome. You will find no one on the planet better to be your wedding coordinator -- I guarantee you!!! #MOB
Kristyn
9/23/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Tara is an amazing wedding planner. She was so kind, helpful, friendly and professional that it made every aspect of planning our wedding easier. Her staff on the day of the wedding were fantastic, they took care of every detail. From the first day I spoke to Tara on the phone, through the end of the wedding, she brought us so much calm by being focused and detail-oriented. She's truly great, I can't imagine having gotten through it without her help!
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Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I booked Tara and her team for our wedding on the 2nd of October. I planned the majority of my wedding but booked Tara for the Day of planning. I'm so glad I did. Tara and her team were incredibly responsive and professional. I did not feel stressed or worried about the day. Tara took care of everything and being someone with Type-A tendencies I did not feel pressured to "take control" ... it actually felt great to not be "in charge" and I trusted Tara and her entire team 100%. If you are a bride and groom looking for a wedding planner - call Tara! If you are debating on if you should hire a wedding planner -- call Tara. If I had to do it over again, I probably would have had Tara plan the entire event. Overall - if you are bride and groom in the Metro DC area - please consider Tara and her team of professionals for your event. I can't thank you enough!!
Kate
10/1/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
What can we say about Tara and her team at Perfect Planning except that they were ... Perfect! We selected Tara's "Day Of" planning and it was everything we wanted and more! Tara's professionalism and organization kept us focused and on-track right up to the day of the wedding. Speaking of our big day, afterward we told Tara we hardly knew what she and her team did all night! While this sounds odd as a compliment, consider this ... our wedding was legitimately perfect. Everything went off without a single hiccup! Throughout the day, we hardly interacted with Tara and her team. They took care of everything that needed to be addressed and left us free to do what we wanted most -- enjoy the day to the fullest with our friends and family! When questions popped up from vendors or our guests, Tara and her team were on it with solutions before anyone had a chance to worry! For example, when Tara found out a very close family member fell ill and wasn't able to make our wedding, she and her staff set up a live feed YouTube channel that day so we could live-stream the ceremony for them to watch!!! If you are looking for a planner you will be hard pressed to find anyone better than Tara and Perfect Planning Events!!!!!
Arthur
7/16/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Tara provided us with planning services, assisted us with vendor, venue recommendations and day-of planning and coordination. My wife is a nurse and my job requires unusual hours, so we both knew that setting aside the proper time necessary for our wedding was going to be difficult. After meeting with several planners, we ultimately chose Tara. During the wedding planning process, it is very important to find someone with excellent attention to detail. You definitely want the person guiding you and telling you what to do to be someone you can get along with in terms of personality and temperament. As my wife and I have odd schedules and we were not always readily available, we found that Tara was flexible and worked tirelessly to keep us on track and on budget. Whenever anything out of the ordinary would arise, Tara would communicate with us and formulate workable solutions before they ever became true problems. When the big day came, it was all downhill. The impeccable planning paid off, our wedding was the first wedding I have ever known to start on time. Even when the weather was not cooperating, Tara and the staff kept everything rolling. Everyone was enjoying themselves and most important my bride was never stressed over anything. Tara and her staff went above and beyond on behalf of our wedding more times than we could count. When the dust settled and I think about the ease of our ceremony and level of service that was shown, I felt guilty that we were not paying more. That is the highest praise I can possibly give for priceless service.
Ayana
7/16/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband & I got engaged on 04/09/14. Fast forward to 2015. After a year of researching locations, venues, budgets we still hadn't made any progress with our wedding. We knew we would need the help of a wedding planner to help us make these important decisions. We needed someone that was organized, detail oriented & readily available by email. My husbands' job requires unusual hours & as a nurse it's almost impossible for me to communicate with the outside world during my shifts. After researching numerous planners online we finally came across Perfect Planning Events. During our 1st meeting Tara listened to all of our concerns. The very next day she sent us a proposal detailing her services tailored to our needs along with a preliminary budget spreadsheet. This coupled with the discussion from our 1st meeting had us sold. She helped to put our minds at ease & we started to feel the weight of the wedding lift from our shoulders. Tara assisted us with EVERYTHING !!! She came up with recommendations for floral, linen, transportation & cake vendors. She arranged meetings with them, drew up contracts & even helped us to monitor all of our payment schedules. Tara was always 3 steps ahead of whatever inevitable planning bumps that came along the way. She is so well versed in the wedding industry that she informed me of when the store that was selling my wedding dress was going out of business well before the store. Instead of this info causing me to panic her early notice allowed me time to coordinate with my mom (who was helping me pay for the dress) & the store to come up with an updated payment plan. I wasn't the most detail oriented decisive bride. No matter how long it took for me to make a decision, Tara remained patient & continued to provide her guidance & expertise. She understood exactly what we wanted & executed it better than what we could have hoped. We highly recommend Tara & her team to any couple looking for wedding planning assistance.
Sreeya
5/29/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The day of our wedding was FLAWLESS. If there was one thing guests were raving about, it was about how amazingly organized our wedding was. Many even said it was the most well organized wedding they had ever been to. With my husband and I's horrible work schedules, I don't think we could have done it without Tara. We were late to numerous meetings where Tara had to excuse our absence, and she never once made us feel bad about it. From all the chaos of planning and whenever I needed last minute changes, she was very easy to reach. She's very well versed in the industry and knew just what to recommend. Tara recommend an amazing officiant for us, and we couldn't have asked for a more incredible person to marry us. After the wedding, a lot of people wanted both Tara and the officiant's information for their upcoming weddings. In addition to the wedding planning, I had a lady in waiting provided by Tara. Kendra was fantastic about getting us food, coffee, mimosas and anything else we needed day of. I never had any worries about where I needed to be and where, and neither did the guests. I was blown away by how well timed and orchestrated everything was. Tara's assistants were very flexible and when I decided to hand out favors, they were right there to help. I felt very well taken care of. Any mishaps that happened or any unexpected situations and I didn't even know until the next day. Tara did an incredible job of making us have a peaceful/stress free day and also ensuring our guests were well tended to. Thank you so much Tara for such a wonderful experience! We couldn't have pulled this off without you!
Jamilah
4/23/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The service I received was excellent and would highly recommend without hesitation. Perfect Planning Events was on a list of preferred vendors from my wedding venue and they exceeded my expectations. Tara is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and recommended vendors that I eventually used on my wedding day and to help plan the honeymoon. Her recommendations throughout the wedding planning process were great and helped to make our wedding day more special. Her team on the wedding day was extremely professional and personable. All my guests commented on how flawless the wedding day was. As the bride, I was completely stress-free my wedding day knowing that Tara and her team (Perfect Planning Events) would take care of everything and make sure the day went smoothly. She is truly amazing at what she does and I wish I had other friends who were getting married so I could refer her services.
Katharine
6/13/15
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Tara Melvin and Perfect Planning was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. From our first meeting, through vendor selection and deciding on the myriad details Tara was professional, prepared and always cheerful. Her vendor recommendations were excellent and she was outstanding asset in negotiating contract details. Our wedding was large and had a lot of moving parts—Tara expertly juggled them all. When we first contacted her, she scheduled an in-person meeting to discuss her services and my vision. After meeting with her, my mom and I knew she was the perfect person to help us bring that vision to life. Her hard work allowed us to be guests at our own wedding. I would definitely hire her again for any future events we have, and enthusiastically recommend her to other brides-to-be.
Padreus
6/6/15
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you Tara for taking our vision and creating perfection. We couldn't have done it without you and your team. We highly recommend!
Rose
6/6/15
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Tara and her staff made it a wonderful day for our daughter and son on law. My husband and I were able to totally enjoy our daughter 's wedding. Every detail was taken care of and at the end of the day were exhausted, not because of the stress of the day but from having a wonderful experience from the ceremony to the reception. We recommend Tara Melvin and Perfect Planning Events for your next special occasion!
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Planner
What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2
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