Perfect Planning Events is an award-winning wedding planning company located in Washington, D.C. that also services the local area, including Maryland and Virginia. At Perfect Planning Events the motto is "we're not just creating events, we're creating the perfect experience." Couples are all provided with adequate attention, time and care to ensure a unique event for their wedding celebration.
Tara Melvin is the energetic and personable creator of Perfect Planning Events. She always had a knack for planning parties, and continuing into college, she used that intrinsic ability to plan and execute a flawless graduation ceremony. Now, after more than a decade of professional event planning experience, Tara has developed Perfect Planning Events into a highly celebrated and recommended wedding and event planning company.
Tara is known for executing events like a total boss! She has a number of services that will ensure you and your guests experience an extraordinary and personalized wedding. Some of the services offered include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
User5375889 · 1+ year ago
Tara and Perfect Planning Events are the real deal. This was hands-down the best decision we made during our wedding planning process. Tara and her team are professional, attentive, and courteous, and absolutely the organizers and advocates you want between you and the rest of your vendors on your big day.
We live in Ohio and were getting married in Virginia. As an out of town couple, we knew we needed a coordinator with experience, particularly in the VA and greater-DC area; someone who would be flexible and able to work with us and our busy schedules; and we wanted someone professional, but fun. Tara was all of these things. She is super responsive over email, was always open to having meetings via Skype, and she regularly made herself available for appointments after hours, and on the weekends if she was free.
Her communication, particularly on the day-of, was awesome. Our ceremony spot was outdoors, but the day of our wedding it was pouring rain. The venue was pushing Tara for permission to implement our rain plan to set-up our Plan B ceremony location. But Tara and I had spoken at-length about my priorities and she understood how important it was to me that we stick with our Plan A outdoor ceremony spot, if at all possible. Tara handled all of the negotiations and back-and-forth with our venue as the weather changed throughout the day. She discreetly liaised with the venue's set-up staff, and all of our other vendors, to keep everyone updated as our plans evolved with the weather. Ultimately, she negotiated with our venue and secured us an extra-late set-up time at our Plan A ceremony location, and everything went off without a hitch.
The team assisting Tara on our wedding day was just as amazing as Tara, which, in retrospect, shouldn’t have come as a surprise. I’ll spare everyone the details; suffice to say, on two separate occasions the day-of, I was brought to tears by how conscientious and sweet her team members were. Perfect Planning rocks.
Willow · Married on 09/01/2018
Tara describes herself as Fierce, Confident, Bodacious, Classy, and Loyal. After an absolutely perfectly planned wedding for my daughter on September 1, 2018, I would add the following traits: organized, patient, prompt, respectful, kind, and most of all, professional. She and her team managed every detail to perfection. Definitely worth every penny! Willow
Shaketta · Married on 09/29/2017
I cannot say enough how AWESOME Tara and her team were. Leading up to the wedding Tara went above and beyond to answer any questions and quell my anxieties. No matter what time of day or night she was there to answer questions, review contracts and come up with solutions for the last minute catastrophes that happen with a wedding. The day of her team was seamless... if anything went wrong I did not know it... It was beautiful and fun and despite my trying to manage it.. when I finally relaxed and just got married I had blast. Everyone told us how amazing the party was and I owe so much of that to Tara and her team!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you .. I almost wish I could get married 50 more times just to have to work with Tara again....
Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events is by far the best wedding planner EVER! Tara and her team come with a wealth of knowledge and professionalism. Perfect Planning Events is very well known in the wedding and event planning industry. She takes the time to listen and execute your vision just the way you want it. If you want your wedding to be remembered happily for a lifetime, do yourself a favor and hire Perfect Planning Events!
As a wedding officiant, I don't need to be concerned with the details of the ceremony because Tara Melvin has thought everything through! Before I arrive at the venue the day of the ceremony, Tara has already sent me an email message with the specifics and a detailed timeline. Once on site, she greets me and together we review the procession, ceremony, recession and any announcements I need to make to the guests following the ceremony. Tara's strengths include design, creativity, identifying the appropriate vendors, attention to detail, flexibility and patience. She is the ultimate "go-to" person for any event and especially weddings.
Tara and her crew are second to none. I was blown away not only by the amount of things they took care of, like care packages for the bathrooms, but by all of the things they were prepared for. The day of the wedding, Tara and her team were the go-to people for just about everything, and the had everything from bungee cords to zip ties to duct tape and even mints and deodorant. That level of preparedness proves that Tara is a veteran in this business and her company is a top notch provider for any event.