Who's Behind Eveyday Occasion.
So it all started on February 14, 2014 when I was sent on a scavenger hunt around DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) to meet my prince charming at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden on one knee with a ring box in hand. It was the start to my new life as the future Mrs. Gilbreath and your expert planner. I immediately started figuring out details for my wedding day and the process was so smooth. I loved every minute of it. As some of you may know, I am a serious bargain shopper. My fiancé and I didn’t have a ton of money for this wedding, BUT it had to be a fancy affair. Basically, I had beer money with champagne taste.
I did it though! I planned the perfect day for about $10,000. We had 125 guests and it was a beautiful day with a touch of ratchet to make the universe align. I knew then that I thoroughly enjoyed event planning. As I started to think about this new venture, I realized that I had been planning events forever and I guess I just never really looked at is as something I could do for a living. I helped plan all our Black History programming at work and at church, all the parent workshops we offered at my job, and as my friends started getting hitched, I was there to give them advice on how to save money but make their day still sparkle. It was a gift and I loved it. It truly gave me a high picking out invitations, dresses, finding the perfect photographer. It was all magical.
In 2016, a coworker and I decided we’d try our hand at this for real. I had a friend at church that was getting married the following year and trusted us with her special day. There was born…Everyday Occasion. So we did a few more weddings and parties and the coworker got a promotion and couldn’t really dedicate her time to the business so I took it on solo dolo. Stay tuned for the Tuesday Tip of the Week where I’ll share a hosting or event planning tip that can save your coins, interviews with top-notch planners in the business, and ideas for all your special holidays that will impress your family and friends. I promise you, this is going to be fun and I’m excited to share with you.
Let me know what you’d like for me to write about and comment below. Talk to you soon 😊