Dena, the event planning maven behind The Planning Society, is the consummate professional. Needing management and execution for two virtual events over one upcoming weekend, I was thrilled to be referred by a mutual friend. In short order, I realized that I could trust Dena’s taste and style, attention to detail, respect for our budget, and willingness to jump in and make everything happen. I had created skeleton plans for the events and was able to hand them over to Dena for vendor sourcing, creative problem-solving, creation of printed materials, catering coordination, delivery to guests’ homes, reasonable pricing, and for the diplomatic resolution of some conflicts that arose. Dena navigated difficult moments with aplomb, and delivered two A+ events. She went above and beyond what I had expected and really impressed me with her resourcefulness and thoroughness. All of this, I should mention, during the COVID-19 pandemic! I wholeheartedly recommend Dena for events large and small!
Lisa B.Los Angeles
The Planning Society planned our son’s 5th birthday party, and it was spectacular. We had an outer space rocket ship theme. There were lots of on theme activities and artwork the children could bring home. Many parents commented it was the best bday party they had brought their kids to. I would highly recommend TPS to anyone who wants help making their event the best it can be.
Jake S.Los Angeles, CA
Dena, the Founder of The Planning Society, was AMAZING to work with. She went OVER THE TOP with suggestions and ideas and had so much patience. Our holiday dinner party turned out spectacular, gorgeous, and fun. Literally there are no pictures that will do it justice!
Alexis S.Venice, CA
The Planning Society is a DREAM COME TRUE in event planning. Every detail of our event mattered to them as if this were their event. Every color, tablecloth, centerpiece, music, lighting, invitation, napkin, room configuration. Every vendor. Every invoice. They have no egos. They put forth ideas, solved problems, researched solutions, and they always communicated promptly and thoroughly. They followed up on EVERYTHING. They were detail-oriented and creative and invested in making this event the greatest possible event it could be. They contacted every vendor they thought would be great and yet were not beholden to the vendors; they found us excellent people and negotiated with them on our behalf. They were punctual, incredibly responsible, and thorough. They were also so thoughtful, kind, respectful, sensitive to family dynamics, and a pleasure for the venue as well. They went so above and beyond any expectation we had. THEY HELPED US WITH EVERYTHING. Even at the last minute. Even the morning of the event. Even during the event. And they looked beautiful at our event, while staying in the background; you’d never have known they were there running the entire thing and filling in every gap as the event progressed. I believe that you will be hard pressed to find anyone else with this level of work ethic, honesty, reliability, efficiency, creativity, humility, kindness, responsibility, and professionalism. I would hire them again in a second.
Julia B.Beverly Hills, CA
I had the pleasure of working with The Planning Society for an event we did in-store at Sephora. From the minute we had our first phone call, Dena and her team were on it!! I could not have done this event without them, and they made the whole process practically stress free. I will be using them for all of my events moving forward. I highly recommend The Planning Society!
by/ rosie jane Founder + CEOLos Angeles, CA
Just wanted to say what an INCREDIBLE job The Planning Society did with our company retreat. I do not think I can properly put into words just how special this experience was. Everyone had such an amazing time from the moment we got there. The accommodations were incredible, the weather was perfect, the food was delicious, the yoga and other activities were top notch… it was all just perfection. Again, a sincere thank you. You really rocked it!
Melody S.Austin, TX
The Planning Society planned my husband’s 40th birthday celebration seamlessly from start to finish. I needed a dynamite cake table that would really wow my guests and be on theme. My planner took care of everything from working with the bake shop to designing the cake and all of the desserts, to picking them up, setting up the table and making sure I had all of the correct linens and decorations throughout the party. Not one dessert was left by the end of the night! My guests loved the party, the ambiance, the entertainment, the food, and especially the dessert table. Thank you TPS!
Shannon L.Los Angeles, CA
Thank you, The Planning Society, for making our destination wedding unforgettable for everyone who attended and for keeping within our budget. It was all the personalized details our planner made happen that took our party to the next level of amazing! The personalized coconuts for the adult and kids’ drinks, the Junkanoo band that surprised our guests, and the lantern send off over the ocean was everything. We can’t wait to plan our next party with The Planning Society!
Danielle C.New York, NY
The Planning Society’s remote option was just what I needed to plan my sister’s baby shower. With limited free time and a set budget, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to pull together details that are essential to such a special party. My planner assembled a list of everything I needed for the shower including decorations, flowers, menu, party favors, music, and even tips for a beautiful table setting. Everything fit into my budget, set up was a breeze, and everyone had a blast.
Genevieve M.New Orleans, LA
It was a pleasure to work with The Planning Society. The team’s enthusiasm and talent make working with them a no-brainer. I don’t know how they managed to come in under budget for my company’s holiday party. Thank you for your ingenuity and hard work on our behalf!
MARK W.LOS ANGELES, CA
Where do I start? The team, the vision, and the passion make The Planning Society a go-to resource for my friends in New York and Los Angeles. Everyone at my party was wowed by the fun, festive extra touches that elevated the entire event. But most important, everyone had a blast! And we never had to lift a finger or worry about something going awry. The Planning Society’s professionalism and expertise shows, and I look forward to using their dream team for many more occasions!