Perfect Planning Events is a D.C. area premier event planning company that specializes in creating not just events, however, captivating and glamorous unique experiences tailored specifically for each of our Couples. We offer a comprehensive event planning and design service based on your unique character and personal style, and the desired outcome for your special occasion.
Our couples are busy professionals who are envisioning the most romantic and memorable chapter of their lives, and are seeking a professional to entrust to make this day a reality.
We are dedicated to knowing all about you and paying attention to the fine details about your love for each other to create a unique experience. And as we take this journey together, our goal is to provide a seamless and worry-free process so that all you have to do is, Celebrate, Entertain, and Enjoy!
As we cultivate and plan your ultimate experience, we also cultivate lasting relationships with you – the best part of our job! We adore the connection we make with our Couples. We savor in the challenge of making each experience unique and different from the last. And we absolutely love what we do!
Let our years of experience create the perfect experience for You!
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.
Collection of Services
Tara is known for executing events like a total boss! Our signature experiences are guaranteed to evoke an element of serendipity and surprise for you and your guests to remember for eternity. Our collection of high-touch services range from Wedding Event Management (coordination) up to full service planning and design. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced team members so that we can learn more about you!
Recommended by 99% of couples
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User5375889 · 2+ years 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.Sent on 12/29/2017
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.
LaTarya · Married on 11/02/2018
Top notch service and expertise!
Perfect planning events was exactly what I needed for planning my wedding. Being in the military and planning initially from overseas, the team was a breath of life saving air! All of the vendors recommended were the best of the best! She worked within my budget and made my experience more than I could have imagined. I was able to take in all the special moments during both the planning and my actual wedding events because I could trust that Tara had everything under control. I highly recommend Tara and her team! They will be forever family and I will gladly utilize them in the future!Sent on 12/17/2018
David · Married on 10/08/2018
Our special day was planned with meticulous detail. Our family and friends were delighted and suprised. Perfect Planning Events made our day absolutly perfect.Sent on 10/20/2018
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.