This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on SD Events! Stay tuned for Wednesday’s blog post featuring their beautiful work.
1. How did your business come to be?
I was public relations for many years and we planned many events for our clients. I realized that I loved the event planning aspect and decided it was something I wanted to pursue.
2. What are the services you offer?
We provide event planning, design and marketing consultation. We plan weddings, nonprofit galas, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversary or birthday parties – any event where you want a celebration! In working with our clients, we secure the right event professionals, define their ‘couple style’ so we can create a style board and coordinate all the logistics. We recently created a concept board where clients can put up photos they like – either from our library or their own – and stick them to the board to use as inspiration. It’s like an interactive Pinterest, but much more focused so you can really determine what your style is and what makes the most sense. Many times there are too many photos and ideas and it ends up not being cohesive. Clients then get confused as to what they really like and what their style is.
For many of our nonprofits we also help manage their social media and marketing efforts to make sure they have a consistent brand and keeping top of mind with donors.
3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?
We are located in Wellesley, MA but we travel! We’ve actually done events in Costa Rica, Miami and Brooklyn, NY.
4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?
At the very least 3 months. We want to be able to develop the flow, create the design concept together and secure the right team. This takes time!
5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?
Enjoy the planning process as much as the wedding day. It should be enjoyable, fun and something you’ll look back on as a really special time in your life that you got to spend with family and friends.