Hi everyone! My name is Marisse, and I am the owner and event planner for One Perfect Day. I first realized my love for event planning several years ago during law school, where as the head of multiple student associations I was tasked with planning numerous events varying in budget and formality.
During law school, I took part in organizing events spanning from blood drives to professional talks, and as I continued on the path to becoming an attorney my passion for planning grew. After getting engaged to my now-husband (who I met in law school), I found myself the impromptu planner of every birthday, anniversary, holiday, and professional event that came up, and I loved it… so much so that I began doing it for friends in my spare time, alongside my job as a lawyer.
Interestingly, I found that the same skills that were useful day to day as a lawyer were important to successfully planning an event. Being an attorney requires both a broad picture view and an eye towards the minute details. While juggling a career in law, I too was planning a wedding… and to top that off, this was all during the pandemic.
From the bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day, I found myself navigating through a world that was ever evolving yet still required some semblance of a concrete plan.
It was during this time that I really dove into my passion of event planning. Much like in law, where important details of the case are constantly in flux, I knew when planning my wedding that certain parameters would likely change due to the pandemic. I was also aware that certain aspects would not change. As I was trained to do as a lawyer, those things were what I held onto and anchored my plan around.
When I dipped into my legal training and removed emotion from the event, the fundamentals became clear. Although I was upset by certain of the limitations imposed as a result of the pandemic, I was able to clearly see my options. This made decision making easy, and the results were phenomenal.
Planning any event during a stressful time can be overwhelming, but with me as your planner your event will be just as expected: One Perfect Day.