Martha Stewart: A Legend Amongst Us

June 5, 2017 Susan Douglin

There is no one in the event planning business that walks through each component of the planning process as meticulously as Martha Stewart. Every event planner in NYC has come across a Martha Stewart checklist, guide, or tutorial at one point of their career or another. She has been a trendsetter and leader in the events industry for decades upon decades and has helped event professionals all over the world turn even the simplest of gatherings into a spectacular occasion. From the linens, drapes, tableware, right down to the menu, she is at the top of the list of experts in the industry whose tips have helped just about everyone who has planned a party with or without the assistance of a professional.

Martha Stewart’s Expertise in Event Planning

She thinks of it all, even the last minute to dos that we all forget. Martha Stewart Is well known for her genius tricks and do-it-yourself tips that can be used from a simple dinner party to an extravagant wedding. Really, there is no such thing as simplicity when it comes to her form of designing anything. There is always a touch above anything you could think of, and she will show you how to do it yourself step by step. Martha’s tips and tricks also include things you should know and items you must ask your event planner, especially for an event as big as your wedding.  

Here are some of Martha’ suggestions on what to ask your wedding planner…

Money Talks When It Comes to Choosing a Wedding Planner, be sure to ask:

1. Do you charge a flat fee, a percentage of my total budget, an hourly amount, or some combo of all three?

2. Will you charge for things like mileage and office supplies used for my wedding?

3. Do you take a commission from any of the vendors you refer us to?

4. What amount do you require for a deposit?

5. When is the final payment due?

6. Do we need to pay our vendors directly, or do we pay you and you handle it?

7. Are there additional fees I should know about?

Martha’s attention to detail goes beyond wedding budgets. She’s always equipped with useful knowledge on dinner party ideas, table décor, DIY Crafts for parties, and dinner recipes for a date night at home.

Martha Stewart to Speak at the 2017 Event Planner Expo in NYC

While her recipes have been celebrated on various platforms and media channels, event professionals most admire her for her creativity and inspirational guidance. She is an admiral American business woman and personality whose work has become legendary. She has also written numerous bestselling books and is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine. Besides her two syndicated television programs, she has also been a guest on a variety of television shows where she was invited to share her expert opinion on many event topics. This Jersey girl is more than accomplished and event planners in NYC will be able to hear about her experiences and expert tips at The Event Planner Expo 2017, where she has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers.  

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