At Details Wedding and Event Planning, we work hard to simplify the wedding planning process, focusing on core values such as customer service, hospitality, and fun. We believe that planning your wedding should be an enjoyable experience, so I do my part in the planning process to provide a service that takes care of the stresses our clients have during the planning process. We use true hospitality values to make sure the clients and their guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves. By simplifying the planning process, we’re able to ensure the most important facets of their day are attended to through diligent planning, creative design, and thorough coordination.
At a very young age, Mary knew weddings were what she was destined for. It was an easy choice to go to NAU for her degree in HRM to help pursue her dream of planning events. She is a romantic and organizational guru in one. Almost every father-daughter dance makes her cry. She loves soft blush tones, hydrangeas, and above all, being a dog mom! Mary is an Arizona native, loves to open her home to entertain friends and family, and wants to bring that sense of hospitality to your event. She met the love of her life while working at The Wrigley Mansion over four years ago, so that historic venue has a special spot in her heart.
How long has your company been producing events? What is your main focus?
We have been producing events for over four years! It’s been such a joy to bring happiness to clients across the state, as well as in Colorado and North Carolina. By focusing on true hospitality values, we make sure the clients and their guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves. By simplifying the planning process, we’re able to ensure the most important facets of their day are attended to through diligent planning, creative design, and thorough coordination.
What do you enjoy most about your role in corporate event planning?
Design! I believe that it is the power to share your message with the guests. We work hard with our clients to make sure that their message is delivered through design by including elements that are personal, while also having a purpose and meaning for the event. Especially for corporate events, the focus is the reason for the meeting so utilizing that element into the design will allow for the clients to feel like the design is actually an important element, and not just colors and flowers. Rather, it’s allowing for the attendees to feel connected to the message and remember it even after the event is concluded.
How do you keep up with the constant change in the industry?
I train with industry masterminds to learn about the upcoming trends of our industry and learn how best to serve my clients. Never stop learning. Additionally, I believe it is important to look for inspiration outside of the norm and seek guidance from other facets of your life. This will transform into your career, bringing new ideas to the industry.
How do you mix the current trends with the traditional to create a meeting that is engaging and informative?
Core values are key for this. By sticking with our traditional hospitality values, you’re remaining focused on the care and service for the attendees. As long as the service is top-notch, the technology and trends used to engage the attendees will be the cherry on top. Having state of the art features at a conference means nothing if guests are ultimately uncomfortable in their seat or don’t have anything to jot notes down on.
Do you have any advice for a company having a hard time choosing a theme? Is a theme necessary?
Themes are necessary! They do not have to be over the top themes, but the client and I need to agree upon the ultimate design aesthetic or else things will begin to get away from us. So the theme could be Disney or it could just be neutral and calming colors, as long as we aren’t trying to smash the two together? It allows for consistency, efficiency in design, and cohesiveness.
Most importantly, it allows the client to feel involved and important by having them decide on a theme. They could come to you with only keywords, but if you guide them to a theme that matches their keywords your client will feel as though they arrived at the destination first, which helps them feel confident in the design decisions.