How did you get started in the wedding industry?
My bachelors degree required 9 credits of paid internships so I started working at In Bloom Florist and began learning the in and outs of the event business from some of the best in the industry. That is when I feel in love with weddings, corporate events, and trade shows.
What is your background/education?
I grew up in a family owned business so when I attended UCF, I really wanted to earn a degree in a field that I could build my own business. I graduated in 2014 with honors from University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a B.S. in Event Management.
How many years have you been in business?
I opened my business in August of 2015 and really started to brand myself in 2017.
What services do you offer?
Multiple planning packages from day of coordination to full planning services. I also offer rental items, custom signs and invitations.
What do you think is currently trending for weddings?
This year I think geometric shapes have become a lot more popular. They are being incorporated in design, decor metals, on the invitations and even with furniture.
What are your predictions for 2019 wedding trends?
I think with 2019 weddings, less will be more. I see a lot of weddings leaning towards having simple more natural looking decor. Even the bridal parties attire have been turning towards more neutrals over the loud accent colors and I suspect we will be seeing more of that.
What are your key strengths?
I would say persistence and the ability to stay calm in all situations but I am really bad at "bragging" on myself so here are some quotes from my clients.
"Always calm, reassuring, no problem too big, no question too silly, no task too difficult. She handles everything with confidence and grace and always with a smile." - Jeanne
"I had not planned on hiring any type of wedding coordinator as I was trying to cut as much as possible from our budget. However, after seeing how much Mandi did to make our day perfect I am so happy we didn't skimp in this area. " - Rosie
What is your favorite part about weddings?
I love everything about weddings but I love seeing love. I adore seeing a first look and that adoration in the couples eyes. I also melt when I am hiding in the back watching and I see other couples look at their partner or grab hands when they hear the vows once again that they also made at one time.
What is the cost for your services?
Day of services start at $950 and my biggest full planning package starts at $3750.
Where are you located and how far do you travel?
I am located in Port Charlotte but I will travel just about anywhere!
What are your hours?
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm but available by email 24/7 and by appointment after hours.
Filled with a passion for weddings, events and marketing- Marie has been with our PCF team for a number of years. Behind the scenes with her organization skills and design talent. Reach out to her with any questions you might have!
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