This week for Spotlight Friday I had the pleasure of interviewing Dionne Washington of Dionne Events.
How did you get your start in the Event Planning Industry?
My best friend asked me to help her with her wedding. I did so for fun and didn’t charge her. At the end of the night, I got so many compliments that I decided to take it seriously and started my professional career shortly after that.
What is your favorite part of the industry?
Gosh, that is a hard question… I would have to say, my clients. I get so attached to them during the process. They are always my main focus.
What are your favorite wedding trends this year?
I would have to say statement cakes. They are really trendy!
What is the biggest change you have seen since the start of your career?
The way we now communicate with clients. I remember talking on the phone with clients and vendors. Now, I have to text them. I’m okay with it, it’s just the biggest change I’ve observed.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Take nothing personally. Remember that no matter how much you take off of their shoulders, they still may be stressed about things that you can’t control. Just keep smiling and keep serving.