Today's Most Influential Event Planners

July 22, 2015 Katie Kristiansen

The event planning industry generates an estimated $7 billion in revenue annually, and is only expected to further expand with today’s economy. From fashion shows, galas, movie premieres, celebrity parties, weddings, and corporate events- the list is endless! There are thousands of reasons why this industry is thriving and only expected to grow. In such a large industry there are thousands of event planners and professionals. Out of those thousands, here are the top four event planners that have risen to the top and are currently in the spotlight.

Preston Bailey is a top event planner and designer based out of New York City who has 35 years experience in the industry. He has published five books and a has large presence in the media for his grand seven-figure events for the likes of celebrities and royalty. His designs have been used all over the world. Well-known as the “flower expert”, Preston Bailey has created 10 foot tall Lions out of roses, a life size elephant out of lotus flowers, and a larger than life horse-filled carousel seen at The Wynn Las Vegas. He aim's to never say no to client, and offers many options for what they want in their events design. He has a core 18 person staff that helps him seamlessly put together extravagant events. 

Well known as the “Caterer to the stars”, Mindy Weiss is a party consultant based out of Beverly Hills. Mindy began in the industry as a custom invitation designer and soon opened up her own events company in 1992. With over 20 years under her belt and a team of 10 professionals, Mindy has created a reputation for her level of excellence in events. Her talent and success has caused a high-demand of clientele on the waiting list, looking to work with her. With many celebrity weddings and parties under her belt for stars like Heidi Klum and Gwen Stephanie, Mindy says she's always loved party planning and shares her advice with fans in her two published wedding books.

At the age of 19, David Tutera started his own event planning company and has now reached celebrity status. David started his own television series, published seven books, and created a number of fashion brands oriented towards the wedding market. He has created events and celebrations for the likes of Star Jones, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jennifer Lopez, and The New York Post Grammys party. His skill is knowing exactly what his clients need and turning their events into extravagant one-of-a-kind experiences.

Colin Cowie travels all over the world to create fantastic events for his high-end clientele including; Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, and Kim Kardashian. What has led to his huge success is his approach using the five senses to design all of his events. The finished product of his events are described as “magical” and are second to none. He is a popular spokesperson, author, and personality. Colin Cowie enterprises is ever growing and his presence in the events industry is profound.  We are also very lucky to have such a star host our Event Planner Expo for the second time this year, on October 7th at The Metropolitan Pavilion!




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