On WeddingWire since 2009
IMPACT Collective - Weddings & Destinations is a wedding planning business based out of Washington, District of Columbia. We have a collaborative and customized approach to planning your big day!
IMPACT Collective is a renowned destination wedding planner. Our experience and specialty in destination weddings have allowed us to make meaningful connections and memories all over the globe. Between the US, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and beyond, we will coordinate your dream wedding, vacation, and family reunion all in one trip.
With over 100 years of combined team experience and more than 2,000 weddings under our belt, we are ready to take this challenging journey with you. By getting to know your unique personality, we are able to curate a celebration that speaks to your one-of-a-kind love story.
If you are interested in full-service, partial, month-of, or destination wedding planning, our Dream Team at IMPACT Collective is here to serve you on the most importat time of your life. With our concierge-style approach to wedding planning, we take the best care of you, your families, and your guests.
Schedule a Zoom call with us to learn more about our customized pricing structure and see if we're a good match. We design proposals while ensuring that unique touches are added to reflect your vision and your relationship. We coordinate every element so all that's left is for you to enjoy your special day with your bae. Let’s see how we can fulfill your needs together as we look ahead to the best time of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer an hourly rate?
What wedding events do you provide services for?
What wedding planning services do you offer?
What weddings do you have experience planning?
Any other questions?
ReviewsWrite a review
53 User photos
Eddie and his team made our dreams come true!
From landing us the PERFECT venue - Capital Turnaround; to a wonderful graphic designer, Max, who created a truly unique and cool invitation suite; to linking us with Spilled Milk, a catering company that merged our Cajun and Vietnamese cultures in a truly inventive way; to his quest to find us the perfect day-of coordinator in Trish — signing on with him is what made our wedding a fairytale. He helped to negotiate every contract. He made sure that our concerns were communicated and advocated on our behalf. His reputation in the industry was apparent in the respect that each of our vendors clearly had for him.
He always had our backs and was honest with us. We went through a number of potential day-of-coordinators - not because of availability, but because as soon as Eddie saw that they wouldn’t be a good fit, he would immediately look for someone else. This could have been panic-inducing, but I wasn’t scared. He was always transparent with us and I trusted him. I knew if he thought a change needed to be made, it was for good reason. And Trish, who ultimately became our coordinator was perfect. She understood me immediately, came in with suggestions of ideas I didn’t even know I wanted! Her idea to mix lounge seating from the venue in as the ceremony seating truly made our wedding spectacular. I felt like I was getting married in an intimate ceremony in a living room. Seeing all of the little children piled on a giant ottoman over my husband’s shoulder is one of my best memories of that day.
He helped us navigate through the overwhelming options; provided a planning tool that made everything from design, to tracking payments, to guest seating a breeze; helped to schedule all of our meetings with vendors (you would be surprised just how helpful this is - cutting down on preliminary email communications with vendors really reduces stress) and made sure that we were protected in every contract. This was particularly important when planning during the peak of COVID. We needed to be sure that if our wedding needed to be cancelled or postponed, that we wouldn’t lose out on money. He went over every proposal and contract to make sure that we were covered in case of disaster.
He made us feel like we were his most important, if not his only client. After working with him for nearly 3 years - he truly feels like family. He got to know us as a couple and that definitely showed on our wedding day.
If you’re looking for someone who will truly give you a personalized experience and help you to plan a wedding that truly represents who you are as a couple - work with Impact Collective. Thank you so much Eddie for everything.
Capital Turnaround is DC's new, interesting, top venue
The IMPACT Collective team is helpful and responsive. A winning combination for event planners!
Ultimate Venue Space
Are you interested?
Eddie Fam began his career at George Mason University where he booked The Roots for his first music festival. In 2000, he signed the band SEV to a record deal with Jimmy Iovine and Geffen Records. This landed them a commercial for Pepsi Blue which aired during the MTV Music Video Awards. In 2001, Fam helped raise $1 million for vulnerable children in Egypt. In 2005, Eddie was selected as a US Delegate for Bono’s ONE Campaign to end poverty at the G8 Summit. In 2009, he humbly launched IMPACT inside of a Panera Bread where he would meet clients for coffee. His greatest passion is serving as Founder of Meant 2 Live Foundation which has impacted over 2,500 impoverished youth in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Zambia. Following, Fam launched Splendor to inspire communities living in poverty, prisons, and addictions through the universal power of music. He loves to host, serve, and elevate the experiences of his event and wedding clients. Eddie Fam is a visionary and impact maker where passion and purpose collides!
Christine thrives on the unequivocal pace of new ventures as well as organizing the chaos that ensues. With over 17 years of experience in business operations and human resources, she is an operational veteran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology, as well as Master’s level certificates in Project Management and Homeland Security Management. Fam uses her expertise in workflow analysis and business strategy to make an impact on our clients. Christine’s motto: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:9-10) Christine uses this as her motivation while serving Meant 2 Live Foundation.
Tigre (pronounced “Tiger”) graduated from George Mason University with her bachelor’s degree in Tourism & Events Management and has spent the past several years honing her skills and contributing to the events industry in various positions. Her career kicked off as an Event Associate of IMPACT Collective and Meant 2 Live Foundation where she fell in love with planning events and helping others. She has since worked for various large venues and associations to plan and manage many types of events including weddings, galas, meetings, trade shows, conferences, and more. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and truly exceeding their expectations. Just like her unique name, Tigre’s special talents and creativity do not go unnoticed when she is organizing and executing events. She will go above and beyond to make her clients’ dreams come to fruition.
Professional Network & Endorsements3 Endorsements
I've worked with Impact Collective many times and they are not only exceptional at what they do their team is incredible to work with! Highly recommend them!
The best! You won't find another team of professionals that is more passionate, devoted, honest and hard working then the Impact team. Great people, great work... they'll be the best decision you'll make. -Cara Bowen and the Suburban Video team.
If you are looking for a wedding coordinator - look no further! IMPACT is very professional, always on time, in total control of the wedding, and is fun to work with! As a wedding vendor I was impressed with Eddie since he was really on top of everything during the wedding day, as well as before the wedding when he came with the clients to book my services. I would highly recommend IMPACT as an event planner!