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Life and Career of Mindy Weiss as an Event Planner

A great party planner is the driving force behind many great parties. Find out how event planner Mindy Weiss approaches wedding planning, from sending save-the-dates to clinking champagne flutes.


A Brief Introduction to Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss is a multi-award-winning event planner with over 30 years of experience. Mindy organizes everything from private birthday parties to bat mitzvahs to celebrity weddings for clients such as Kris Jenner and the Kardashians. Mindy Weiss Party Consultants was named to Brides magazine's 2022 list of Best Planners, and Mindy was named Best Wedding Planner at the 2020 Elle International Bridal Awards. In addition to event planning, Mindy writes books about the wedding planning process and has a wedding product line that includes rhinestone shoe appliqués and candles.


5 Facts about Mindy Weiss

The celebrity wedding planner has been planning events for over three decades. Here are some quick facts about her life and work:

1. Mindy comes from a party-planning family. Mindy grew up in Los Angeles, California, where her parents hosted unusually themed birthday and social gatherings.

2. Mindy created stationery. Mindy worked in a stationery shop after college, designing creative stationery and custom wedding invitations. Mindy went on to start her own custom-designed invitation company before clients began asking her to help them with party planning.

3. Mindy's first event was a 75th birthday celebration. Mindy's first event was a 75th birthday celebration for a family friend. Word of mouth spread from there, and she began planning more events. Mindy Weiss Party Consultants was founded in 1992.

4. Mindy's clientele is impressive. Several celebrities use Mindy Weiss Party Consultants to plan their events. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Kris Jenner, and the Kardashians are among Mindy's clients. Mindy also organizes corporate events and product launches for Stormi, Kylie Cosmetics, Poosh, and Shutterfly.

5. Mindy writes books. Mindy is a bestselling author in addition to planning lavish social events, baby showers, and dream weddings. The Wedding Book, The Wedding Planner, The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner, Goldie the Handpicked Flower Girl, and Jack Brings the Rings are among her titles.


5 Highlights from Mindy Weiss

1. Build a budget early. Mindy knows how to plan a dream wedding on a budget as well as top-tier, big-budget affairs. "It's critical to figure out what your budget is early on in the process so you're not disappointed when you see the bottom line of your budget," Mindy says. "Be practical. Begin with the most expensive items and work your way down."

2. Find your wedding venue. Finding a venue for the big day is one of the first steps in the wedding planning process. "I prefer to reserve that venue as soon as possible," Mindy says. "Remember, there are 2.5 million weddings going on right now, and they're going to take your location. So book soon."

3. Hire your dream team. Mindy offers advice on how to find the best wedding vendors, from wedding photographers to caterers. "Think of this as your second family throughout the planning process," Mindy advises. "It's really nice to get referrals from friends who have already used the team when building this wedding team."

4. Learn how to cut costs. Mindy has three decades of experience and knows how to save money on everything from wedding décor to catering. One of her tips includes modifying the traditional champagne toast. "Did you know that a sip of champagne is much more expensive than a glass of wine?" she asks. "Forget the champagne."

5. Write your vows. Wedding planning entails many details, from sending save-the-dates to ordering flowers, and staying focused on the wedding timeline can be difficult. Mindy, for one, advises couples to remember the important details of the ceremony. "I believe that getting to that part down the aisle is the most important part of planning a wedding," Mindy says. "Because this is the guarantee. This is proof of why you're getting married.

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