I am Addy, the CEO, and lead planner of Adelines Events. I always had a deep passion for events planning and coordination, especially weddings, and when it comes to events, it’s vital to create meaningful, memorable experiences for my clients. Why? Because event planning is important and crucial to ensure the success of the event. I want my clients’ events to run smoothly, so I am here to help reduce stress and enable my clients to enjoy their day/night.
Adelines Events is a full wedding and event planning award winning company (WeddingWire 2020 Couples’ choice Awards), based in the Washington DC Metro Area.
At Adelines Events, we genuinely have passion about organization, and because we connect with couples during the most exciting time of their lives, our goal is to relieve them from the stress involved in planning their wedding by themselves.
Our responsibilities include establishing a planning timeline and working with the couple to choose everything from attire, to ceremony and reception venues, music, food, and much more. We assist them execute their dream weddings, making sure that everything runs smoothly.
I am always passion driven in ways that allow me to make a difference in each client’s event, and I strive to make each client content and satisfied with the end results of my work.
My uttermost goal is to keep serving my clients delightfully and diligently in making sure that the master plan and final outcome bring smiles to their faces.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We begin with a first time unlimited free phone or any video consultation, where introductions are made, and we get to know each other. We also use this opportunity to find out the vision of our clients and tell them about us. We also send out a short questionnaire form via email for the couple to fill out, which provides us with the summary of their needs. It puts us all on one page so that on our initial meeting, we are basically going over the contract and signing it.
Once the contract is signed and deposit made, we begin servicing our clients immediately. It is a customer free friendly service!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
With approximately 15 years of volunteering as an event planner and a wedding coordinator , I recently expanded my experience in the last two years by planning and coordinating many weddings.
We are also proud to honored as one of the top wedding businesses in Silver Spring on WeddingWire.com. Diva Addy's Events was announced a
winner of the 2020 Wedding Wire
Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, Service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Every event is different and every proposal is tailored to that event and the pricing is based on a multitude of factors such as date, hours, location, number of guest.
How did you get started in this business?
My background began in event coordination. With approximately 15 years of experience in event planning, coordinating, and assisting. Many years ago I took it upon myself to volunteer during friends, family and church members' wedding, and coordinated the church and receptions with absolute joy. My underlying goal then and was to strive to make each of my clients happy on their special day.
What types of customers have you worked with?
At Diva Addy’s Events, we welcome all. Diversity is the key to providing quality service. We have worked with clients from all different diverse, economic, social, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. We have worked with small to big events, for example, we have worked with weddings of 100-600 guests.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
It took me 6 months to plan and execute my own wedding in 2018 with little help from a wedding planner. I found and hired all my vendors, and managed 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen, and 12 children on my bridal train. There were over 400 guests in total, and everyone had a great time!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Before you even hire a planner, find out a little more about them and their background. Once you figure out their strengths and passions, you'll have a better sense of ways they'll be able to help with your wedding that might not be evident on paper. Make sure that they have the same vision as yours so that both of you would be able to work on the same page. Make sure that they are friendly, and a people's person, and they are not trying to rush you off the phone, or making it a money conversation.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Everyone has their own version of a wedding timeline and budget, but that doesn't mean it will fit your wedding from the get-go. Ask your planner to customize the timeline to fit how much time you have and to create a monthly macro to-do list that's specific to your wedding. The same goes for the budget. Ask your planner to help you customize the budget to fit your priorities, whether that means cutting back on flowers to put more toward your dream band or squeezing in the rentals you've had your eye on.