About Events And Decor By TMSS
From Start To Finish, Our
Focus Is You.
With Over 25 Years of Event Experience, we are a decor and design solutions team, staffed by a full-service event planning and management company. We bring powerful vendor relationships gained from serving diverse clients across the metropolitan DC, northern VA, and suburban MD area. Our staff is credentialed not only in meeting, wedding and event planning, but also brings decades of evolved project and budget management skills, including state-of-the-art digital skills.
Each and every client – whether entrepreneur, socialite, executive, bride, groom, parent, professional athlete – joins us for very different reasons, and each has individual needs. What our clients share is
an awareness of the value of their time and a desire to achieve their vision easily, brilliantly.
We listen. We consult. We design. We resource. We manage. We report. We communicate.
- Event Management Certification, George Washington University
- Meeting Planning Certification, ATI Travel Institute
- Certified Wedding Planner, The Bridal Society
- Wedding Planning Instructor, NOVA Community College
- CPR and AED Certification, Virginia Hospital Center
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- Veteran Institute for Procurement Graduate
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
- System for Award Management (SAM) Verified Vendor
- Virginia SWaM Certified
- SHRM Membership
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an Event Decorator do?
The Event Decorator repaints visible spaces with colors, textures and lights, transforming ordinary to extraordinary. Working from the client’s vision, the event decorator styles multiple dimensions, from floor level, to cocktail or table seating, entryways, stages, altars, walls and ceilings. Her or his event style toolbox is imagination combined with a resourceful palette of special event floor decals, place settings, chairs, linens, florals, centerpieces, accent pieces, signage, up-, gobo-, spot-, and candle lighting, tailored for indoor or outdoor, daytime or nighttime effects. The event decorator channels moods visually, easily translating themes like formal, contemporary, romantic, rustic, cultural, vintage, natural, alternative, avant garde into a combination of visual elements designed to captivate, engage, and transport. With guests onboard, the event decorator launches guests’ experience to exhilarating, new dimensions!
What is the role of an event planner?
An Event Planner is a behind-the-scenes reputation maker. Each event has a purpose, based on a vision. The purpose becomes reality when just the right team, players, plans and resources coalesce, playing the same page, same timing, same goals. Deadlines wait for no person; mountains of details collapse under hills of good intentions. Promised deliveries will or won’t happen. The role of the Event Planner is to eat uncertainty for breakfast, surprises for lunch, and have the “front of house” dinner guest attendees applauding for more when the curtains close. From the start, the event host declares the destination, provisions the journey, and oversees its progress. The event planner pulls the strings to orchestrate a kaleidoscope of contributors, aligning their skills to the envisioned outcome, timelines and budget. A professional event planner’s job is done when you, the host, receive the glows and accolades of his or her attendees!
When should I book an event planner?
Speak with us as soon as possible. The sooner you speak with us, the sooner we can save you precious time and money, and ward off problems. The first conversations will touch on dates, budget, project scope, even contract basics. Professional, government or corporate groups will want to include prior event learnings and budgets; social event discussions ideally will want to include idea boards, and those involved with financing the event as early as possible.
What emergencies does an Event Planner handle?
Being credentialed professionals with over 25 years managing all types of events, our experience becomes the foresight to save most any catastrophe from impacting your event. While we can’t stop a blizzard, hurricane or viral outbreak, we can equip clients with full contingency plans. Our reason for being is to bring your vision into reality, providing guidance tailored to you, your needs, your situation – without the headaches. When your plans begin with us, everything comes together cohesively – this means contracts that protect you, vendors that deliver, you and guests celebrate in comfort – without cost overruns.
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