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Life Of The Party!!! Event Planning and Design is a wedding planning company based in Laurel, Delaware. Led by certified event planner Karen Pugh, the company has been coordinating remarkable weddings, commitment ceremonies, parties, and other special events for years. With more than 30 years of combined experience, Karen and her team have experience in planning and designing all types of special events, ranging in size from 4 to 400 people. Karen specializes in personalized weddings, ensuring that everything is taken care of exactly as the couple envisions. The company strives to create a memory as uniquely special as the couple, without worry and stress. Life Of The Party!!! Event Planning and Design has great working relationships with many vendors and can provide help in choosing the right venues, caterers, and party professionals to meet each couple's unique needs.

Services Offered
Life Of The Party!!! Event Planning and Design has extensive knowledge in visualizing and coordinating weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, holiday celebrations, family reunions, bachelor parties, fundraisers, and bridal and baby showers. They offer various types of weddings such as same sex, destination, double, non-religious, and religious. Their services also include:

  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Woman-owned
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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Double Weddings

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Sheila Sent on 11/08/2017
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Karen is a caring and compassionate. She went out of her why to make my wedding day the best. From correcting flower arrangements my florist refused to touch to calming me and my husbands nerves and while bringing out the best in our families. She is definitely top notch and would recommend her to any bride.
Thanks Karen your the best!!!!
Ingrid H. Sent on 10/30/2018
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Experience, confidence, and a smile.

As a venue owner, the value of an qualified event planner cannot be understated. My booked couples are very important to me, and Karen has accompanied several of them on the adventure of a farm wedding. She has taken their experience to new levels of awesome, and I will be forever in her debt. If you are on the fence about hiring a manager, don't hesitate any further. Karen has a unique balance of open-minded optimism, kindness, and courage of conviction.
Ingrid Hopkins
Owner, The Covered Bridge Inn
Jessica W. Sent on 11/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Planner

Karen was so easy to work with. As the Bride I started to "freak out" when my big day approached, but Karen made me feel like I had nothing to worry about, and she was right. She had everything under control. She is wonderful and Recommend her to any couple who wants a hand-on-planner!
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As a Professional Wedding Celebrant officiating at weddings and ceremonies for over 40 years now, I have seldom written an endorsement of a wedding event planner, as I have seen those who "attempt" to do wedding planning . . . and then there are those very few REAL WEDDING PLANNER PROFESSIONALS who are over the top. I have met, maybe 4 of these wedding planners in my lifetime who do their job so so well, it's an honor to be associated with them! Karen Pugh is one of those very select few wedding planners that I have been privileged to work with who is way beyond professional. She is a take charge person, always has a backup, is always thinking 2 steps ahead, handles all problems and challenges that arise, keeps a level head and with great humor, and has a passion for what she does. Most importantly, she is in love with the planning work she undertakes for a bride, to make her big wedding day and event, the best ever! Karen is worth far more than whatever wedding planner fee she charges for her professional services, because she makes sure everything just flows beyond perfect. She has an easy going personality and if a problem has ever happened, or is about to happen, Karen has tackled it before and can take a problem piece of black coal and turn it with great polish, into the beautiful sparkling diamond. There are wedding planners . . . and then there is Karen!!! Contract Karen at - 302-519-8027 -, to be your wedding planner ASAP as she is a very popular choice among brides-to-be, as her reputation is known far and wide because her approach is "attaining perfect, is just her starting point, for your wedding event! Men In Black Wedding Officiants - - 302-945-6903 - The Most Rev. Msgr. Michael Carroll, OSP, USAFR Abbot of the Order of St. Patrick Auxiliary Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese of One Spirit Old Catholic Church Rite Vicar General of Military Commissioned Officer Chaplain Services Rev. Mr. Kenneth R. Warne - Sub-Deacon We are the Men In Black Wedding Officiants and we officiate at all Ceremonies…Inter-Faith, Military Honor Guard, spiritual, catholic, civil union and same gender weddings -- Vow Renewals, Elopements, Funerals and Baptisms/Christenings. Over 85% of the wedding ceremonies we officiate at, are non-denominational. We travel to ALL of these venue site locations in DE, MD, PA, NJ, VA, Washington, DC, all the Eastern Shores and Beaches of Ocean City MD, the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and all the Ocean Beaches of NJ. Thank you! Men In Black Wedding Officiants. Thank you! Men In Black Wedding Officiants.

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I recommend the services of Life Of The Party!!! to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for years to come. ~~ Angela 214 957 2155 Dallas Calligrapher

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