Looking for a planner that is as excited about your wedding as you are? yep! That would be me!! Keith Willard Events LLC is a wedding planning business based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have been planning events since I was six years old - seriously! After working for over a decade as a Directorof Catering for five star hotels such as Ritz-Carlton Bal - Harbour, I knew it was time to go out on my own. That was nine years ago and I LOVE it! I start with listening. I love people, and it’s easy for me to get wrapped up in each client’s vision for their wedding. By listening closely to what clients want, I can be their advocate throughout the entire wedding planning process, making sure they get what they want. It includes budgeting and planning. We all have budgets. Nothing causes stress faster than money, that’s why I pride myself in staying on a budget without sacrificing client priorities. Getting to know the VIPs. I understand that many weddings are about close friends and family, and not just about couples. Many of these VIPs are advising and counsel the couple. I make it my business to understand everyone’s role and help get everyone on the same page so that the planning itself becomes a fun and bonding experience. If you’re looking for a planner with valuable industry experience, who can stay on budget and make planning stress-free and even fun for everyone involved, give me a call. As a random extra... my brides have my personal cell phone. I find it's not the question that cause stress, it's the time waiting for an answer! So, if it's 8:00 at night and random question pops in your head, then text me. If I'm up, I'll answer! About me and the experience that I bring to planning your wedding (In a nutshell) Previous Experience: Executive Director of a 501(c)3 - Where every dollar and staying in budget are the rule. Lead Planner for an international event planning company - I can figure out how to create amazing events long distance, finding the perfect vendors in any city or country. Director of Catering for Ritz-Carlton - Insider knowledge about how hotels, and their contracts, work. Creation of menus, working with executive chefs, and insight into service needs for events. Director of Catering for an independent Catering Company - Able to create an event literally anywhere. From rentals to food preparation. Current President of the National Association of Catering and Events - connections to thousands of vendors so budget and taste can be matched quickly There is literally no one in the industry that has the previous experience in all areas of event planning that I have… and I will probably be almost as excited, if not more, about your wedding! I love what I do!