Pretty Entertaining is an event design and management studio based just outside of Washington, D.C., where the suburbs turn into horse country. We're known for our weddings, but we also design and coordinate social events of all kinds. Who doesn't love a party? Not us!
Planning a really big celebration is something most people don’t do everyday, and that’s where a professional event studio comes in. We know all the parts, how they move, and how they should fit together. We know lots of area vendors and, after we get to know you, we’ll be able to match you up with just the right ones for you and your event. We do our best to keep you on-track and relaxed, and on the big day, we’re with you every step of the way.
You know that picture you have in your head of the event you want? We’re here to make your vision a reality, and we strive to make it even better than you imagined.
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Recommended by 68% of couples
Deborah · Married on 06/06/2014
Pretty Entertaining, helped my husband and I to enjoy our Daughter and Son-In-Laws wedding, along with eliminating any stress our Daughter might have had prior and during the wedding. Pretty Entertaining was of great assistance with the final wedding plans, decorating of the wedding venue capturing how our Daughter wanted the different rooms to look and helping to keep everyone on time during the entire wedding day, which started at 8:00 am and ended at midnight.Sent on 06/10/2014
Marc · Married on 07/02/2016
Stephanie is a great person to work with. She went well beyond the call of duty to make our wedding wonderful and took care of so many things we didn't even know about till much later. She was a pleasure to work with and she really understood our vision. She found us a lot of great vendors who were much more reasonable then we would have found. We would happily work with her again.Sent on 07/26/2016
Grace · Married on 10/22/2016
Zero stars. Do not book this vendor. Stephanie canceled on us at 5am on the day of our wedding, provided no backup, and caused a two month long dispute over receiving just a partial refund. We effectively paid her to throw our wedding into disarray.Sent on 04/03/2017
Longer story: Stephanie cut off all communication with us the weeks leading up to our wedding (conveniently after we paid the final deposit). We had frantically tried contact her for weeks, only to get silence. As the day got closer, our vendors also started to complain that they hadn't heard from her and seemed to be nervous. After complete silence to everyone and then missing our rehearsal, she then emailed us at 5am on the day of our wedding to tell us that she would not be attending and claimed that she processed a refund. We were shocked, but obviously had to move on.
It wasn't until after our honeymoon that we found out that she had not processed any refund. We of course received no response from her. Luckily, we had paid her through the third party vendor Honeyfund, so we reached out to them to intervene. It was then weeks of chatter between us and Honeyfund before they were able to secure a 50% refund. We tried to receive more, but then she cut-off all contact with them as well.
Even before this, she claimed to have "email issues" and forgot to set appointments. We thought she was busy and foolishly gave her the full payment two weeks before our wedding. There was no backup planner offered, which was specifically in our contract. There was no assistant, whom we now believe does not exist. This was no sudden emergency. We believe that for weeks beforehand, she didn't plan on showing up. If we had some warning, we could've easily made changes. We're more than understanding if there's a crisis, but this is not what happened here.
Our wedding was made so much more stressful by the fact that we had to undo the mess that her absence made. The amount of deceit with this vendor was staggering. Stay away!
Stephanie of Pretty Entertaining was such a pleasure to work with! She was very organized and on top of everything which made my job so much easier and less stressful. I look forward to partnering up with her and her team in the future.
Stephanie was an absolute pleasure to work with during all of the phases of planning, production and post production! From the viewpoint of the wedding reception entertainment, Stephanie was easy to reach, pleasant and responsive to questions and information we needed to do our job. She was right "on the ball" during the whole evening. Being the reception entertainment, it is our job to not only entertain but follow the schedule, be flexible if needed, keep things moving, emcee, stay in contact with the event planner during the event, etc... Never once did we have to go looking for her. Each time it was time to move to the next event of the evening, Stephanie was right there with any and all bridal party participants, props, bouquets, or guests who were going to speak or toast. We can't tell you how often, we end up being the "coordinators" during an event because someone didn't hire a wedding coordinator OR hired the wrong person. She made our job easier and the whole evening flow to perfect timing. We highly recommend hiring Pretty Entertaining to plan your next social or corporate event.
Stephanie is an energetic and organized planner! We love working with her. She has even provided us with info on the bridal party we will be doing hair/makeup for, so no surprises at the wedding day prep time. Everything runs smoothly and everyone has a fun time! Hire Stephanie to help with those details that can be stumbling blocks and she will make them into stepping stones :-)