Local to Washington, DC, event planning team Sincerely Pete Events specializes in event coordination and design for weddings throughout the greater metropolitan area. With over 20 years of industry experience, award-winning owner, lead planner, and designer Sarah Pete Rizzi founded the company in 2015. Sarah is dedicated to crafting fun, enjoyable weddings that truly reflect the unique personalities of you and your partner.
Sarah Pete Rizzi has managed numerous luxury wedding events, created multiple popular event departments, and coordinated various large-scale conferences all over the country for such organizations as the Willard InterContinental & Benchmark Hotels and the Department of Defense. Sarah’s work has been featured in magazines such as Inside Weddings and 100 Layer Cake. She has blogged for websites such as Love Inc. Magazine and United With Love. She also regularly leads talks and classes for WeddingWire and Honeybook. Sarah is the co-founder of destination wedding company Wanderlust Wedding Co.
Sincerely Pete Events is dedicated to making every wedding a party that equally caters to you, your partner, and your guests’ enjoyment. The planning team highly prioritizes unique locations, experiences, and food. They are happy to service both grand affairs and and more intimate celebrations. Custom proposals are crafted for every single client to ensure Sincerely Pete Events is servicing your specific needs. Whether you want full-service wedding planning, simplified wedding management, partial planning, or destination wedding planning, Sincerely Pete Events is eager to help. Budget analysis, guest list management, to-do lists, and vendor referrals and recommendations are just some of the possible services that can be included in your personalized package.
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Jennifer · Married on 10/06/2018
Hire Sincerely Pete - you won't regret it!
Working with Sincerely Pete is truly a great choice. Sarah will put you at ease, calm your fears, and make the entire wedding planning and execution process seem comparatively effortless. That's high praise coming from a couple with little wedding savvy, decision paralysis, and a tendency to research everything to death. Sarah took the time to understand us, helped us decide what traditions made sense, and suggested unique twists to make things personal. She told us where our wish list didn't make sense (one food truck for 80 guests) but came up with even better alternatives to maintain our look/feel (pop-up food stations throughout the evening). She helped us narrow our choices, kept us on track, and made spot-on vendor recommendations each time. The day of our wedding, we had nothing to do but fully experience the events and emotions. No stress, no last-minute details... Sarah had it all under control. She even helped button my dress. It was perfect!Sent on 01/21/2019
Caroline · Married on 09/16/2018
From Panic to Peace with Sarah Pete!
When my husband and I first reached out to Sarah Pete, we were panicked: We had just parted ways with the original wedding planner that we hired and we weren’t sure we were going to be able to find another one before our big day. From the first phone call with SP to the end of our wedding day, panic was never again an emotion that we felt.Sent on 10/31/2018
We are very happy that we hired Sarah Pete to be our wedding planner. Not only is SP’s energy amazing, but she is extremely creative and is so fun to work with. Throughout the planning process, I felt more like I was planning with a friend than my wedding planner. This, combined with her business-first attitude to getting things done, made us feel very comfortable working with her on items both big and small.
We got married in my hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho which is pretty slow-paced. Despite the challenges of dealing with vendors from a small town, Sarah Pete navigated conversations and issues beautifully. My florist, for example, didn’t use email and barely texted. Sarah Pete somehow still figured out a way to work with him beautifully and produce an escort card board that was 100% what I envisioned. I am pretty sure they are still friends to do this day as well :).
On the wedding day itself, Sarah Pete also had all the big and small stuff handled as well. From being there to make sure my veil was perfect to making sure my husband didn’t step in deer poop (!) during sunset photos to helping me handle a dress emergency at the end of the night, Sarah Pete was there to make us feel calm, but more importantly make sure we had the time of our life. At this point it is such a cliche, but I can honestly say that my wedding day was the best day of my life and Sarah Pete truly helped make that a reality.
So to summarize, If you’re looking for a fun wedding planner that can truly get shit done, hire Sarah Pete!
Arleigh · Married on 09/09/2018
I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Sarah! We planned our wedding (140 guests, 10 person bridal party) in about a year. During our first meeting, she gave us a general timeline of what to expect over the course of planning the wedding, and deadlines we should meet. My fiance and I had a baby 10 months before our wedding date, and even with all the craziness that comes with a new baby, I never felt stressed out or overwhelmed with planning the wedding. When the day arrived, everything was even better than I expected. She was even present at the hotel where the bridal party was getting ready before she headed to the venue to set up. At the end of the reception, she took our wedding gifts to the hotel for us so we could head right to the after party. I definitely recommend Sincerely Pete for planning your wedding!Sent on 10/04/2018
Sarah is one of the best decisions you can make when you begin wedding planning! She's fun, personable, attentive to detail and cares for her clients! We love working with her!
We are a hair and make up company and we recently had the opportunity to work with Sarah / Sincerely Pete Events. Sarah is a fantastic wedding planner! Her impeccable taste, amazing organization, and great communication skills made working alongside her a great experience! We can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with her again; she sure made things flow nice and smooth. We cannot recommend Sarah enough!!!
Sarah is so great to work with! Every time I have worked with her, she has been professional and organized. Her events are well thought out and the couple has always left the event super happy and satisfied in every way!