It takes more than a killer Pinterest board & binging on SYTTD to seamlessly produce a multi-thousand dollar celebration — especially during a pandemic.
At 10 years old, I slayed my first D.C. wedding, as a caterer's assistant.
Not only do I love a fabulous affair, it's the behind-the-scenes logistics, hard work, and secret sauce that goes into making the magic — that I thrive on.
If you are scrambling and wondering how to plan a wedding amidst an uncertain world,
you're in the right place
Hi! I'm Veronica, the OG wedding planner for savvy brides.
A brain split between art and analytics turned out to be the perfect foundation to become a budding event planner and designer.
I'm a fast-thinker, a Type-A with equal use of my left and right brain (yup, a rare breed): I grew up in suburbs of Washington D.C, raised on books, dance, music, proper etiquette, and spent my weekends at auditions for musical theatre.
Yup, I’m a sucker for sheet music and Annie's “Tomorrow”.
Years since I started my own event planning firm, and gaining the experience of traveling producing weddings and events around the world. I noticed how much the more weddings changed the more they’ve stayed the same.
I understand the downside of planning your own wedding.
You are told “It’s your special day, do what YOU want to do” … so you are. But your hands are full coping with postponements, new restrictions that are in place, family drama and global pandemic stress it's making you want to rip out your hair.
Financial concerns, confusion, frustration, anger and disappointment often come right along with the excitement of planning a wedding – and I knew there was something I could do to help couples with these challenges.
As a true hospitality generalist, I’ve taken my 30 years of experience in catering, hotels, event planning and design and created a virtual wedding planning website to help brides and grooms juggle all the moving parts [including your budget] so you can plan a dream wedding that last only hours but is remembered for a lifetime.
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I realized not every couple has the budget to afford a seasoned full-service wedding planner and the most crucial wedding decisions are made between the time you are engaged until your “day of wedding coordinator” steps in.
What's the alternative?
Zero personal guidance, leaving you to scour Google, The Knot, Zola, and Wedding Wire only to discover stale checklists, outdated wedding planning timelines, bullsh*t generic wedding budget calculators. To make hundereds decisions alone about spending thousands of dollars in unfamiliar territory. You are flailing in the wind, dealing with Pinterest overload — flying by the seat of your pants. It's enough to make you to cry.
Keep Calm And Wed On is a virtual wedding planning collective to provide virtual planning guidance, fundamentals, and essentials for brides anywhere in the world (yes, you too), to give you what you need before the thought even crosses your mind.
We help you avoid the alternative and understand what a real wedding costs, industry fundamentals-like wedding vocabulary, and teach you the unique ability to take a mental walk though to experience, see, and feel your wedding design from initial invitation to final thank you to ensure your plan with no regrets.
If you want to pull off a wedding you can be proud of, without breaking the bank. Cue the confetti, pop a bottle of champs — do a little dance and shout YAAAAS!
Good news — you're in the right place. I got you!
~Desiree McCoy, Bride