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The Party Planners

These 10 wedding and event planners work around the clock to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. Here, they share their best advice, and why they love their jobs.

1. Cindy Morley

Accredited Bridal Consultant, Eventful Moments

“There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing [a couple’s] reaction when they see their reality for the first time. I still get the chills when they say it’s more than they could have ever imagined.”

2. Lara Fiorelli Andrews

Event Stylist, Lara’s Theme Floral and Event Planning

“Don’t let the process consume you. It’s an exhilarating and wonderful time. Enjoy it and relax.”

3. Mary Jackson

Event Coordinator and Rental Professional, TentLogix Inc.

“I love knowing that we contribute by helping the client have the best personalized event possible. The fact that we assist in making memorable experiences for both the client and their guests is extremely rewarding.”

4. Linda Simos

Owner, A Paradise Wedding

“Enjoy the process. It’s fun and exciting, and things may change along the way, but just keep moving forward and remember that the reason we are in the industry is to make someone’s day a special day to remember.”

5. Dana Coates

Vice President/Event Producer, Eventmakers International

“To ultimately enjoy the event you are planning, you must enjoy the planning journey. Whether it’s a wedding, gala or fundraiser, everyone must keep their perspective on what is important.”

6. AnnaMarie Wintercorn

Master Bridal Consultant and Wedding Officiant, Elegant Weddings and Events

“I have learned that you must have patience, understanding and a love for helping others. Details and timelines are necessary tools when planning a bride and groom’s wedding day.”

7. Linda Oliver

Owner, Harbour Bay Florist and Event Specialists

“It’s all about turning a client’s dreams into reality while watching them be a guest at their own event. That puts the icing on the cake for me.”

8. Christine Terezakis

Event Planner, Designer, and Master Bridal Consultant, Dreamday Weddings & Events

“Allow yourself to enjoy the planning experience and to savor your engagement by letting someone help you with the details of your planning.”

9. Lisa LeBlanc

Owner, Magnolia’s Wedding & Party Rentals

“[In this industry, I’ve learned that you shouldn’t] try to be everything to everyone. Know what you do and do it the best!”

10. Jade Smith

Owner, Island Party Rentals

“DIY isn’t always the easiest and cheapest, or best way to do it. Rely on professionals to help or it may end up looking more like a party than a wedding!”

Photography by Kristen Browning