Wedding, Corporate, and Private Event Design & Management
Full Packages, Fundraising, and Day-Of Coordination available.
Take the stress out of party planning, and let our professionals do it for you.
WEDDINGS AND SHOWERS
Packages available for every degree of planning- from Full Planning to Day-Of Management.
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"Merida helped my new wife and I put on a Circus Show Wedding! She was was detail oriented, had great communication, and was able to pull together a great team to make sure the wedding went off without a hitch. Our day really turned into The Greatest Wedding Show on Earth because of Merida." -Will D.
"Merida was a fantastic wedding planner. I don’t know how we would have stayed sane through the craziness of wedding planning without her! She stayed on top of our vendors, coordinated the day of time frame, and helped with design and decorations. During the lead-up to the wedding, she was very accessible. Her responses to emails were always prompt and she was happy to schedule phone calls when we wanted to talk. She went above and beyond to meet our needs, even finding hay bales and fabric to cover them for seating at our after-party with no extra charge. On the day of, Merida kept things running smoothly and stepped in to fix minor emergencies (like a broken bowtie and a sunscreen stain on the groom’s tux), allowing us to stay calm and relaxed. One of the things that initially drew us to Merida was her openness to offbeat weddings. We really appreciated that she encouraged us to incorporate our geeky passions into the wedding and helped us make the wedding feel unique and “us”."- Robyn D.
"I planned a block party wedding in seven months. There were so many moving parts to something that would seem so simple. Hiring Merida was such a vital component to pulling this event off. It absolutely made the stress less intense and everyone had such a good time. I highly recommend using Merida and her team!"- Liz C.
(Find these reviews and more on The Knot and Weddingwire)
Hi there! My name is Merida, and I created my namesake company a few years ago after planning weddings for years as a side pursuit. I come from a corporate background- I've planned events for London & New York Fashion Week and Fortune 500 companies. I accidentally fell into this because I worked in public relations. As my coworkers in the department started getting married, I realized that weddings were a ton of fun.
I decided to found my own company after I saw how other brides were getting ridiculed for their wedding ideas. I myself even ran into this issue in planning my own wedding! I wanted (and want!) to provide professional quality events for people that were off the beaten path- like me. I love bringing in my clients' personalities, whether it's finding Captain Picard's captain's chair, or sneaking your favorite tv show into your vows.
Events By Merida has open doors, open arms, and open minds. The team is certified by Equally Wed as LGBTQ+ providers. We also take the time to make sure that the vendors we work with are also LGBTQ+ enthusiasts. Love is love is love is love is love, and we want you to feel loved by your wedding vendors, too.