Perfect Planning Events • Washington DC Metro Area

Perfect Planning Events
Wedding Coordinator / Wedding Planner


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Service Area

Primarily the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland area. Destination weddings across the globe welcome.

Services Offered

Perfect Planning Events creates sophisticated, lavish weddings that are highly tailored to each couple’s vision, personal style, and desired outcome. With exceptional attention to detail and bodacious style, Tara Melvin will act as your “key resource” throughout the planning process—ensuring you’ll have a seamless experience with total peace of mind. She’ll not only design, plan, manage, and produce your celebration, but will also become your ally and friend. She says, “As we cultivate and plan our couple’s ultimate experience, we also cultivate lasting relationships with them – 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!”

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Full Service Wedding Planning & Design
  • Wedding Day Event Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Plan Creation
  • Event Itinerary Creation
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Destination Weddings

Allow Perfect Planning Events to take your wedding to the next level—while giving you the gifts of worry-free planning and flawless event execution.


“She was everything that I had hoped for: easy to work with, respectful of my budget, great taste and very organized. She allowed me to enjoy the big day. It really was the Best. Wedding. Ever. I already have recommended Perfect Planning Events to friends and family, and will continue to do so!”

“Tara and her crew rocked! I had no care in the world...other than worrying that I would trip down the aisle. She even had a nice gift basket for my husband-to-be and groomsmen to enjoy while they were getting ready/waiting for the girls to get ready. I had a candy buffet that she put together and it looked like something out of a magazine…absolutely stunning. I still get compliments on it!”

“I had requested her highest package, but after speaking with her, she said that since I planned on being fairly involved, I didn’t need the most expensive package and charged me less. I was willing to pay more, but she was so honest and wasn’t trying to rip me off. That’s when I knew she was a keeper.”

“I liked that Tara always listened to what our vision was, and did her best to make it happen—no matter how far-fetched.”

“I did not have a vision; however, Tara created and provided vision boards and ideas to get my creative juices going. Once I begin to see options, I really knew what I wanted.”

“Because she had such good relationships with vendors, she often negotiated better pricing for their services on our behalf. Throughout the entire process she offered valuable advice/tips and on the wedding day, she totally ran the show, leaving us with no worries.”

“Tara saw my vision, made recommendations for things she had experience with, and asked the questions that I hadn’t even thought about. She was thorough and specific. She was the best decision I made on my wedding day, except for the groom!”

“I hold her in the highest regard and couldn’t imagine my wedding day without her.”

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Questions and Answers

What 3 words describe your work?
Timeless, classic, romantic.
What are your core values?
• We are passionate about delivering exceptional service and a high level of expertise.
• We operate with discipline to provide a comprehensive event planning and design.
• We operate with integrity and discipline at all times.
• We offer creative problem solving and reliable resources.
• We create unique experiences based on our Couple’s personality to match their vision.
• We believe in teamwork not only within our firm but with our extensive Network of Preferred Wedding Professionals that help us to create unique experiences.
• We are humble at all times because we are grateful for our journeys.
• We will provide a seamless and worry-free process so that our Couples can, Celebrate, Entertain, and Enjoy!
• We will maintain and exemplify a spirit of togetherness and that each day is a celebration.
• We will always have FUN.
• We embrace the diversity and beauty of all cultures.
• We take care of our Team because they take care of our Couples.
• We are dedicated to our Couples and our goal is to exceed their expectations.
Where do you plan weddings?
Our primary geographical location is the Washington, DC metro area, however, we plan and create wherever our clients desire to host their special day. We have been to North Carolina, Florida, Barbados, Cancun – just to name a few outside of our area.
What is your average wedding size?
Our weddings average around 175 guests; however, we have planned weddings up to 300 guests. Corporate events we have planned with up to 500 guests.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
We take pride in the joy of the expressions on the faces of our clients, the tears of joy, and the long term relationships that we build with our clients.

Perfect Planning Events Covers These Areas:

  • Maryland
    • Annapolis / Suburban Maryland
  • Virginia
    • Northern Virginia
  • Washington, DC
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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