Tara and her entire team was extremely professional!
Working with Tara was an absolute joy. She was our day of coordinator, but offered so much more along the way. From the beginning, we worked together to think through my special day down to the last detail. She is very down to earth, but also has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the wedding industry, as well as some great connections. She was very patient with me through my decision making because I am known to be pretty indecisive :). Our wedding had a lot of moving pieces and she and her team executed them flawlessly. I also appreciated her responsiveness to unexpected occurrences. For example, after the bouquet toss there were rose petals on the dance floor of the venue. I mentioned to her that we'd be fined if they got in the marble and she started picking them up herself. That was just one example of her dedication to her client's overall happiness and peace of mind. I definitely recommend Tara and her team!
Perfect Planning made our event special and frankly "perfect". Tara and her team were fantastic!!!! We were very very fortunate to have a true professional in charge! Thanks Tara!
Simply wow! We were feeling so overwhelmed with the whole process until we met Tara. She took our fragmented puzzle pieces and made a beautiful image out of them. She handled everything, from contracts and payments to helping us pick better chairs and linens to compliment the environment. She didn't stop at planning; she made sure the entire day went smoothly. Making sure everyone involved knew to contact her directly as apposed to us, if there was ever a problem or incident we never even knew! But what really got me was the secret service ear pieces. The ceremony wasn't just perfectly timed, it was orchestrated with the precision of Ocean's 11. On her ear piece with her entire team, she made sure the right song was played at the right moment, the right people walked down the isle with the right timing, etc. She even made sure we got a moment to sit down together and enjoy the food. I felt like a deer in headlights the entire day but she made sure I put one foot in front of the other and had a great time! Not only do I recommend Perfect Planning, I urge you to hire her if you want your special day to be perfect!
I hired Tara as my day-of wedding coordinator for my 180-person wedding in Washington DC in May 2014. Tara was a huge help preparing for my wedding and keeping my day on track. She recommended vendors, kept me on schedule, and coordinated with my vendors on wedding day. She was always very responsive to my emails and had a great attitude. She and her assistants were great on wedding day. I definitely recommend her services.
Tara and Perfect Planning were a godsend!!! I can't rave about her enough. I have a crazy work schedule and she was kind enough to meet me on one of her (few) days off. Not only was she easy to work with, she was able to see and understand my vision for my wedding and made great suggestions with her stylish taste. Also, she knew my budget and never pressed me to go over over and in fact, helped me stay under it. End result: Best. Wedding. Ever.
Where do I even begin? That was my first thought after getting engaged. I received Tara's information from a friend and decided to meet with her. I had a budget and a fiance, but that was it. Literally. No colors, no ideas - nothing. By the end of our first meeting, Tara had mapped out a complete to do list, budget plan and practically the wedding in a spreadsheet. I knew then, like my fiancé, that she was THE ONE. It didn't matter how indecisive i was, how many times I changed my mind, how many times I called, texted or emailed. She was there. Every time. Professional, polite, about her business and all. I was truly amazed. As with most brides, there's a point where you become anxious about seeing the big, complete picture. Tara was able to provide that to me all along the way...and better yet, she provided me with ideas that I didn't even consider or think of because she is an EXPERT. I can TRULY say that my wedding was beyond what I ever imagined it to be and I can TRULY say, it is because of Tara Melvin and her amazing staff, their attention to detail, professionalism and love for their work. When I saw my ceremony and even moreso, my reception, it hit me all at once. She did it! She helped make it all come true. Brides - you won't get another chance to have a moment like that, so make sure you pick the right person to give it to you. It's Perfect Planning. Thank you Tara and your staff for giving me the most amazing memories I could ever have wished for.
My fiance and I were skeptical about wedding planning but we were recommended Tara by the caterer we worked with. Hiring Tara and her crew was the best decision we made and we regret not doing it earlier! We had Tara provider day of coordination services for us and our event went off without a hitch. It was a joy to work with her, Kendra, and everyone else. All our guests mentioned how well things went and how much they loved the coordinators (Kendra taught everyone the wobble on the dance floor, LOL).
It's clear that they understand what each client wants and how to work with them and the wedding parties (and families). They had every detail down and really put me and my fiance at ease. It's too bad I only plan on getting married this one time, cause I'd use them again in a heartbeat!
Tara went above and beyond throughout the wedding planning and execution process.
Tara was wonderful from start to finish! She provided great service at price within our budget; more than what I could have ever imagined. I opted for day of coordination, but Tara helped me to keep my planning on task and made sure that I did not forget anything during the planning process. I have and would recommend Tara's services to a friend.
Tara is worth her weight in gold. She and her staff are awesome! Our ceremony was at a monument on the National Mall during peak Cherry Blossom season. Without Tara I would have been a basket-case, but she was so reassuring that everything would go smoothly - and it did!
Also, Tara really rolled with the punches and let us personalize our ceremony the way we wanted. She was very accommodating to everything that I requested. We hired her for "day-of", but the truth is we met with her many times months before the wedding.
It would not have been as stress-free and enjoyable a day had it not been for Tara and her staff.
We highly recommend Tara - she is the best decision we made of all our vendors. We are so pleased with all that she did to make our wedding what we had hoped for.
My husband and I hired Tara about a year and a half prior to our wedding, and it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Tara has great relationships with local vendors and was able to recommend companies that would suit all of our needs. She provided insight on the types of services the vendors provided, as well as arranged/attended our meetings with them and helped negotiate pricing. Tara always responded quickly to the many questions we had throughout the planning process and was extremely organized. On my wedding day, I didn't have to worry about things not going as planned, because I knew Tara was in charge and trusted she would handle any issues that arose. And she did. It was a wonderful, stress-free day thanks to her. We received many compliments from our guests on how smoothly the day went . Tara was a joy to work with and I would recommend her to any couple looking for wedding planning assistance.
Tara Melvin and her Perfect Planning services exceeding EVERY expectation that I had for a wedding planner! As my wife and I began planning our wedding I was hesitant about the idea of hiring a planner. I honestly did not see the value in it. Now that our special day has come and gone I can't imagine NOT having the services of Tara Melvin. She is absolutely spectacular! She is so much more than a standard planner. She has a long list of associated vendors who break their backs to fulfill your request when they know that you are one of her clients. While several of our friends and associates were stressing the nuances that wedding planning entails, my wife and I had the luxury of Perfect Planning which kept us on such a set schedule that our stress level was nearly non-existent. Finally on our special day everything was nearly seamless. Tara and her team made sure that every planned event was on time, and she is so well prepared that when my wife forgot her garter Tara had another one on stand by! If you are even considering her for your special day stop considering and hire Perfect Planning before someone else does. You will be forever grateful!
Hiring Tara was definitely a great decision and well worth the cost (which by the way was very reasonable). In one word, she is simply fabulous - she is very organized, yet very calm and personable (great qualities when dealing with the stress of planning a wedding). She was able to take the elements my husband and I wanted and executed them better than I could even imagine. I had a great experience with her and would definitely recommend her services.
We could not have been more pleased with Tara's help leading up to, and on the day of my daughter's wedding. We had a logistically challenging day with venues from D.C. to Maryland and back. Tara ensured everything ran smoothly from the timing of the multiple shuttles, to coordinating the many vendors, to dealing with the practical jokes of the groomsmen all while being the consummate professional with a sense of humor.
Summary: My wedding day was perfect and wouldn't have been that way without Tara & Perfect Planning
I can't thank Tara and Perfect Planning enough for being a part of our wedding. We hired Tara as a "month of" planner, really just thinking we needed help on the day of as we were working with different locations for the ceremony and reception. However, Tara exceeded all of our expectations both on the day of and leading up to the big day.
I wanted to plan the majority of our wedding but Tara was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process. As I only plan on doing this once, Tara lended her expertise throughout the a variety of details and took the time to advise and guide us on so many steps along the way. She was so incredibly helpful!!
On the day of, Tara's team was FLAWLESS! While there was some drama behind the scenes, immediately before the ceremony started, Tara got the situation under control quickly and calmly without letting anything get off track and ensuring I, the bride, was focusing on the best parts. She ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout the day, which was quite a complex task with all the different events that afternoon & evening!
Honestly, the day was perfect. I hope every bride gets to feel that way and Tara and her team will ensure to make that happen. I would strongly recommend her services.