This week we interviewed event planner Brooke Dumas the woman behind Stelllaluna Events. One of her favorite wedding trends is “I am in love with couples making them multi-day celebrations vs. just the wedding day.”
How did you get your start in the Event Planning Industry
Brooke: It all started in high school when I was placed on student council and tasked with planning the school pep rallies, fundraisers and dances. I fell in love with event planning and when my mom mentioned I should go to school for event planning my reply was “mom, you can’t get a degree in event planning” – but sure enough after a quick google search I
What is your favorite part of the event industry
Brooke: I love being able to work in different scenes and locations every week. One week we will be on the beaches of Lake Michigan with a tented reception on the shore and then next week we are at a vineyard in a barn. It is so fun to see each couple’s personality shine through with their venue and decor selection.
What are your favorite wedding trends this year
Brooke: I am in love with couples making them multi-day celebrations vs. just the wedding day. Hosting events like welcome parties, big rehearsal dinners, brunches, boating days, etc. prior to the wedding day is so fun and allows the couple to spend more time with their guests and really enjoy the weekend
What is the biggest change you have seen since the start of your career
Brooke: Couples feeling like they have to invest more money than they have into their wedding days. I see a lot of comparison happening with couples (and vendors) in the wedding industry and couples going into debt just to keep up with what everyone is doing. I am a firm believer that you should not go into debt for your wedding and do what you can afford, which is why I created my online shop with tips and tricks for couples on a budget and I love companies like Wedit that offers a unique spin on a wedding service that not every couple can afford.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever
Brooke: Throw tradition out the window – it’s okay to not do things the way everyone else is doing them. What is most important is staying true to you and your story. I’ve found this advice to not only be true for wedding planning but also business.
Written by Wedit