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Contact: Derrin Cardia        267.399.3673        DetailedEventsByDerrin@gmail.com

"She is exceptional.

A true event planning fairy godmother."

Rachael B. - Bridal Shower

As the Maid of Honor in my best friend’s wedding I was completely overwhelmed by hosting her bridal shower. Derrin absolutely saved the day. From our first communication she just got it. She is so responsive, creative, and immediately put my mind at ease. She had a tough audience - a bride who thought showers are cheesy and older relatives looking forward to a very traditional experience. Derrin pulled off a true miracle - the shower of our bride’s dreams on the budget of her bridesmaids dreams!

Derrin helped the bridal party settle on a theme and venue in Doylestown, PA and was somehow able to transform a rustic space into a chic champagne brunch. She kept the shower moving with
perfectly timed games that were actually fun and really wowed the guest with the gorgeous decor and thoughtful details. From the sign in “book”  (A bottle of the bride’s favorite champagne and metallic markers), to the champagne gummy favors, everything was flawless. Derrin even brought her own picture shot list to make sure the photographer captured the perfect memories.

I did not personally have a bridal shower. Had I know about Derrin’s services before I got married I would have booked her in a heartbeat.  She is exceptional.

A true event planning fairy godmother.

" I can’t wait to work with Derrin again on our next event!"

Erin S. - Bride

"Derrin’s assistance takes the worry and burden off of all the planning."

Iris W. - Baby Shower

Derrin did a spectacular job planning this shower in Doylestown, PA. There were plenty of fun, interactive activities and games. They were not long or boring so no one needed a long attention span to play. Looking around, it was clear that everyone really enjoyed themselves! There were clear directions on all the activities and the people who were throwing the Baby Shower knew just what to do when to assist the party goers. She even gave us a timeline to ensure it ran smoothly and we didn't forget anything!

She chose the
perfect venue for us and the food selection based on our needs (food restrictions and budget!) The food was well thought out and she worked with the venue on the timeline so the timing was perfect.

We opted for the Diaper Raffle and there were gift baskets for the guests that were raffled off.  We chose to have her do 4 baskets and we provided 2. Each one had a different theme and variety which was great for the different interests of our guests. For example, one was for a "girls night out," with a purse, jewelry, scarf, and wine! It was very attractive and appealing. All baskets were tasteful and something anyone would want to win!
We were able to make it through ELEVEN months without buying diapers thanks to this so I would recommend it to anyone planning a Baby Shower!

I would hire Derrin for any type of party. She is so well organized and really takes a sincere interest in her clients. She listens to what they want and creates a one-of-a-kind party for them!


Derrin’s assistance takes the worry and burden off of all the planning and yet allows her clients to throw a party the way they want to.

Testimonials

Although Derrin specialized in smaller events, I hired her as a wedding coordinator, and I'm so glad I did!  She is a planning extraordinaire! My husband and I were so fortunate to have her for all the ins and outs of wedding planning. She was a true partner throughout the entire process. Not only did she flawlessly cover the fundamentals of wedding planning, but in many ways, she went above and beyond expectations. From designing and creating the bouquets, to giving me advice on preparing for gift opening at the shower (something I was very nervous about). She thought ahead and covered things I didn’t even know I didn’t know!

It’s rare to find an event planner who is task-oriented and creative. Not only does she have a superior attention to detail, but she is also a problem solver. She thinks outside the box to quickly resolve issues while staying on budget. Having our big day in Derrin’s hands allowed us to focus on the fun without the stress. I can’t wait to work with Derrin again on our next event!

"She's creative, reliable, and accommodating!"

Chrissy H. - Bridal Shower

"Derrin really understood what I was looking for."

Matt M. - Surprise Birthday Party

Derrin was so great! She helped me to plan a a fantastic surprise 60th birthday party for my mother.  I've never planned a party before, but I knew a surprise party would be perfect for my mom's milestone birthday.  Derrin asked what her interests were, if there was anything that she could incorporate and work on a theme (I didn't even know birthday parties had themes other than balloons!) 

After realizing a childhood favorite of my mother's was I Love Lucy, Derrin took off!  When I showed up at the location that she chose in Churchville, PA and it was decorated, had personalized banners, centerpieces, and favors!  I couldn't believe it.  My mother was so surprised and loved all of the little details made especially for her!

She got a ton of calls from friends saying how perfect the venue was, how delicious the food was, and how much fun they had.  Really, it was an excellent choice and Derrin really understood what I was looking for!

 

Overall, the party was a huge success, and Derrin helped us to pull off an amazing surprise! I would highly recommend her!

My friend wanted a bridal shower with a tea party theme and Derrin knew just what to do!  From a custom made frame for a photo booth, to teapot adorned cupcakes (that were delicious), Derrin really made the event special.  People are still talking about the favors and custom water bottles she put together.  Most importantly, my friend Allison loved the special touches for her big day. 

 

I would recommend Derrin to anyone planning an event in Mercer County.  Although I didn't see some of the things I wanted in her packages or A La Carte options, I explained my ideas and shared a Pinterest board with her and she made them come to life for an affordable price! She's creative, reliable, and accommodating!