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He took initiative, prompt responses, beautiful follow up. 20yrs experience and overall knowledgeable about his "event planning" world.Jun 9, 2017VerifiedFABULOUS PARTIES AND EVENTS's reply
Valkyrie, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm really excited about a long and successful relationship with Second Family, Inc. Mitch
Mitch was great. He took my ideas to a whole new level but within budget. He can take control and solve any issue without breaking a sweat. The venue was transformed, and having him oversee everything was the best choice I could have made. . Anyone who can deal with angry guests and seating issues and keep everyone smiling and happy till everything was resolved is a magician and will handle any events I plan in the future. SandyApr 24, 2017
Cindy, the caterer hired by the event planner, was amazing! She and her team are like a machine, and the food was creative, delicious and plentiful!! Her business is called Cinful Cuisine (based in Maryland) and I highly recommend her for any kind of party you may want to have.Oct 29, 2019Verified
Mitch has been almost insanely responsive to my questions. He is always on time and proactive. He's connected me to vendors around town and made planning my wedding totally stress free for me.May 18, 2017Verified
READ THIS IF YOU WANT EVERY WONDERFUL DETAIL!!!!!!!! I first got engaged in April of 2017 and am a physician in Virginia. My fiance and I were looking for a wedding planner who would be able to put together a wedding reception that looked like an outdoors starry night...but INSIDE a ballroom. I had heard of Mitch via a family friend and through some research....when he came to visit my mother and I for the first time, we were incredibly relieved. Before we had even officially hired him, he already went to work! On the FIRST day he met us, he already brought in ideas, venues, prices, and significantly reduced rates on everything he presented because of his extensive relationship with his vendors (he has been doing this for a very long time and I swear he knows everyone)! The take home point about Mitch is simple.....he will give you UNBELIEVABLE results at a price that you could not imaging possible. His artistic abilities are unmatched...he designed a candle lit forest for me INSIDE a boring ballroom and even changed the ceiling of the ballroom into a beautifully lit piece of art (circus ceiling style with crystal chandeliers levitating to the flowers on each table with floating orbs of candle lights). I come from a large Egyptian family and Mitch is very experienced in hiring specific vendors for YOUR specific wedding needs. Again, he is EXPERIENCED and is not new to the process. There are thousands of times where Mitch would handle situations and prevent stress from even coming to my mother and I. I CAN ACTUALLY SAY THAT I HAD A COMPLETELY STRESS FREE WEDDING AND REHEARSAL DINNER!!!!!!!!! And as for the wedding....everything went as planned EXACTLY...not one thing went wrong even though the old saying goes that you should prepare yourself for something....well....we actually had a perfect wedding. Mitch even surprised me with a firework entrance for my husband and I....this is how Mitch is...he is among the most kind and LOYAL people I know. If you want a wedding planner who will literally take away your stress and create a wedding above what you could ever imagine, Mitch is the one!!!! <3Apr 30, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?In this industry, pricing needs to be flexible. Event and Wedding Planning is not cookie cutter pricing. I offer packages which are suggestions, but every individual has different needs and preferences and pricing needs to be tailored to each event.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Getting to know the Client, their specific needs, and their budget are three key elements that are primary. I am very straight forward, and will let you know if what you want can be done, and will always offer alternatives, whether items need to be pared down or whether budgetary restrictions need to be adjusted. Sometimes the truth is not what the client wants to hear, however, I find that being honest ends up beneficial in the end and the result is a satisfied client as they've known from the start that I'm not one to disappoint and make false promises that can't be delivered.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have training in management, administration and design and have worked on projects for US Senators, VIP's, Non Profit Organizations and National Corporations. From an event for 50 - 5000, My years of experience has been the best training and enables me to handle most any situation that I'm presented with.