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Looking for a planner that is as excited about your wedding as you are? yep! That would be me!!

Keith Willard Events LLC is a wedding planning business based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

I have been planning events since I was six years old - seriously! After working for over a decade as a director of Catering for five-star hotels such as Ritz-Carlton Bal - Harbour, I knew it was time to go out on my own. That was nine years ago, and I LOVE it!

I start with listening. I love people, and it’s easy for me to get wrapped up in each client’s vision for their wedding. By listening closely to what clients want, I can be their advocate throughout the entire wedding planning process, making sure they get what they want.

It includes budgeting and planning. We all have budgets. Nothing causes stress faster than money, that’s why I pride myself in staying on a budget without sacrificing client priorities.
Getting to know the VIPs. I understand that many weddings are about close friends and family, and not just about couples. Many of these VIPs are advising and counsel the couple. I make it my business to understand everyone’s role and help get everyone on the same page so that the planning itself becomes a fun and bonding experience.
If you’re looking for a planner with valuable industry experience who can stay on budget and make planning stress-free and even fun for everyone involved, give me a call. As a random extra... my brides have my personal cell phone. I find it's not the question that causes stress, it's the time waiting for an answer! So, if it's 8:00 at night and a random question pops in your head, then text me. If I'm up, I'll answer!

About me and the experience that I bring to planning your wedding (In a nutshell)

Previous Experience:
Executive Director of a 501(c)3 - Where every dollar and staying in budget are the rule.
Lead Planner for an international event planning company - I can figure out how to create amazing events long distance, finding the perfect vendors in any city or country.
Director of Catering for Ritz-Carlton - Insider knowledge about how hotels, and their contracts, work. Creation of menus, working with executive chefs, and insight into service needs for events.
Director of Catering for an independent Catering Company - Able to create an event literally anywhere. From rentals to food preparation.
Current President of the National Association of Catering and Events - connections to thousands of vendors so budget and taste can be matched quickly
There is literally no one in the industry that has the previous experience in all areas of event planning that I have… and I will probably be almost as excited, if not more, about your wedding! I love what I do!

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Shannon M. Married on 11/20/2023
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Highly recommend!

After hosting multiple events at my venue, I am compelled to write a glowing review of Keith Willard, founder of Keith Willard Events! He is the most attentive, organized, hands on wedding planner that I have had the pleasure of working with. He anticipates every need and communicates right away to ensure the day is flawless. Keith is my number one preferred wedding planner and I look forward to working with him again!
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Marianne H. Married on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!

Keith Willard and his extraordinary team at Keith Willard Events, particularly the incredible Brook, have left an indelible mark on our lives. Our wedding day, a day we had dreamed of for years, became nothing short of magical, and it was all thanks to their exceptional expertise, dedication, and unwavering support.

From the very first moment we met Keith, it was evident that we were in the hands of a true professional. His warm and friendly demeanor immediately put us at ease, and we knew we had found the perfect partner to bring our wedding vision to life. Keith's impeccable attention to detail and wealth of experience were apparent as he guided us through the planning process, making it feel effortless and enjoyable.

Brook, however, was the unsung hero of our wedding day. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. Her organizational skills, problem-solving abilities, and calm demeanor were simply remarkable. We had complete confidence in her, which allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the joy of the day without any concerns or worries. Brook, we cannot thank you enough for your dedication and for making our day absolutely perfect.

On our wedding day, every element was executed flawlessly. From the beautiful decorations to the seamless coordination of the ceremony and reception, it was as if Keith and his team had a magic wand, making our dreams come true. Our guests were in awe of the stunning arrangements and the impeccable timing of each moment. We were able to savor every precious second of our day because we knew Keith and Brook had it all under control.

What sets Keith Willard Events apart is not only their professionalism but also their genuine care for their clients. They took the time to understand our unique preferences and desires, ensuring that our wedding was a true reflection of our love story. It wasn't just an event for them; it was a labor of love.

We are forever grateful to Keith, Brook, and the entire team at Keith Willard Events for creating a day that exceeded our wildest dreams. Their passion, dedication, and commitment to perfection transformed our wedding into one of the most incredible days of our lives. It's a day we will cherish forever, and we owe it all to this remarkable team. If you're looking for the best in the business to make your wedding unforgettable, look no further than Keith Willard Events!!
Laura Married on 06/16/2023
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Don't look for anyone else.

Keith is a master and makes throwing a party a breeze. We are from out of town and knew we were in great hands with him. Great resources, always available, fun to work with. Wish I had another party to throw just to work with him again.
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