I want to be an Event Planner or a Wedding Planner

I want to be an Event Planner or a Wedding Planner! So many times I have people contact me asking the burning question of how to become an Event Planner and/or Wedding Planner. Most people are just coming off of a wedding they planned for a friend or their own wedding. Or they helped with […]

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Wedding Wire Cost Guide

POSTED FEBRUARY 1, 2018 ERIKASEV The Drama Wedding Wire Stirred Up! This week Wedding Wire released their Cost Guide tool on their website. For couples, this is quite the helpful tool. You can enter your location and look to see what the average prices are for vendors. You can also do a search on the side by what your […]

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Dos and Don’ts for Mother of the Bride or Groom

POSTED DECEMBER 5, 2017 ERIKASEV Your child is getting married! Congratulations! As the mother of the Bride or Groom, what do you do? Years ago there were very set rules of what the roles were for the mother of the Bride or Groom. You knew where the boundaries were and you knew what was expected of you. […]

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How to Pick an Event Planner/Coordinator/Designer

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2017 ERIKASEV Do I need an Event Planner or Coordinator or Designer? The first question you should ask yourself is…do I know the difference between an Event/Wedding Planner, Coordinator, and a Designer? Let’s look at each one first. Event/Wedding Planner: A planner is the one that starts the process and creates the map and […]

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Table Settings and You

  Table Settings and You…. POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2017 ERIKASEV What’s going on? I’m on Pinterest a lot! I’m always looking for inspiration for brides and for myself. I love a good table setting and Pinterest is FILLED with different ideas for centerpieces and cute ways to set the table for your event. Now a lot of […]

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All Vendors Matter…but…

All Vendors Matter…but… POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2017 ERIKASEV The most important vendor you can hire is… If you ask me the most important vendor on your list, of course, I’m going to say a Planner. I mean, I think I’m required to by some planner law I signed up with at some point. But seriously, the most […]

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Weddings – All The Pretty Things.

The Pretty Pictures Oh social media and wedding professionals. You go to their sites and you see all the pretty things.  Everything is perfectly captured. It’s a total dream. You want your wedding to look JUST LIKE THAT! And you know it can be done becuase well….there are all these pretty pictures all over the […]

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Why I stood on the Right…

Do I stand on the left or right? You go to weddings all the time. The bride is always on the left, the groom is always on the right. But wait! Why is my wedding picture opposite?  Yes, I’m actually standing on the right! What gives? After 20  years I reveal the reason for this decision! Yes, […]

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Erika’s Event Planning is now PlumTree Events!

After much contemplation, I’ve made the decision to rename and rebrand. Erika’s Event Planning & Consulting, LLC is officially PlumTree Events, LLC. So how the heck did this even happen and why? One evening a group of planners got together. As we were going around the table introducing ourselves, it dawned on me that everyone […]

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