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Five Star Events We don’t just plan events; we foster social good by connecting clients with causes. Our services range from full-service event planning to event management.

We can also book your next staycation or getaway through our travel planning services. We service events in MD, DC, VA, and beyond.

We can also book your next staycation or getaway through our travel planning services. We service events in MD, DC, VA, and beyond.

Getting married is a once in a lifetime moment. It might be tempting to take your own pictures or ask a close friend to ...
01/18/2022

Getting married is a once in a lifetime moment. It might be tempting to take your own pictures or ask a close friend to take them, but the best route in capturing those sweet memories of the day is by hiring a professional photographer.

Wedding memories are ones you’ll want to look back on for years to come. A pro will heighten your chances of getting the very best images. Professional photographers will also have a creative eye on how to get the best lighting, angles, and backgrounds. They have experience in photographing weddings, so they will know how to capture those perfect moments.

Photography: @megapixelsmedia
Dress: @cherie.sustainable.bridal

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, wedding, or social gathering, using a centerpiece is a great way to add instant s...
01/14/2022

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, wedding, or social gathering, using a centerpiece is a great way to add instant sophistication, glamour, elegance, and style to any table.

Flowers and vases are the most common centerpieces. For this tablescape, pink, white, and toffee roses were used to create a romantic setting. The large floral centerpiece was placed on a glass trumpet vase flanked by smaller arrangements in gold pedestal vases. A few rose accents were incorporated as well. Mixing high and low arrangements is a great way to add dimension.

Planning & Design: @by5starevents
Photography: @megapixelsmedia
Florals & Rentals: Sincerely PS Events and Design
Linens: @selecteventgroup

Take a minute. Close your eyes. Smell the roses. Relax. There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Take a few of those to reset &...
01/12/2022

Take a minute. Close your eyes. Smell the roses. Relax. There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Take a few of those to reset & reenergize throughout the day. ⁣

Photography: @megapixelsmedia⁣
Makeup: @leonaemm

Your wedding day should be filled with traces of you. One way to incorporate your uniqueness is with a signature drink. ...
01/07/2022

Your wedding day should be filled with traces of you. One way to incorporate your uniqueness is with a signature drink. What are the ingredients for your custom cocktail?⁣

Planner: @by5starevents⁣
Photography: @megapixelsmedia⁣
Custom Cocktail: @poeticpotions.events

It’s so important celebrate love and give people their flowers while you have the chance. Like a loved one picks particu...
01/05/2022

It’s so important celebrate love and give people their flowers while you have the chance. Like a loved one picks particular flowers to show their feelings, the pink, white, and toffee roses were selected to convey romance, joy, elegance, new beginnings, and love. ⁣

Planner: @by5starevents ⁣
Photography: @megapixelsmedia ⁣
Florals: @sincerelypseventsanddesign⁣
Dress: @cherie.sustainable.bridal ⁣
Bride’s Hair: @elizabethmonet_ ⁣
Makeup: @leonaemm

Cheers to the 1st Monday of the New Year!  🥂 Here’s to living, growing, learning, & using lessons as stepping stones to ...
01/03/2022

Cheers to the 1st Monday of the New Year! 🥂 Here’s to living, growing, learning, & using lessons as stepping stones to become a better version the incredible human you already are. ⁣
📸 : @csuitepics

When life gives you lemons & ginger, make lemonade. After not being able find ginger for almost a week, I’m just thankfu...
03/25/2020

When life gives you lemons & ginger, make lemonade. After not being able find ginger for almost a week, I’m just thankful I was able to find some. What is everyone doing with all the ginger! Anyways, ginger lemonade on deck. Now that I’ve made actually lemonade, I’m going to make figurative lemonade by using my time wisely to get through some training I’ve purchased. #wednesdaywisdom #makelemonade

Miss #Rona got us out her adjusting, pivoting and what not, but there’s always lessons to be learned from bad situations...
03/23/2020

Miss #Rona got us out her adjusting, pivoting and what not, but there’s always lessons to be learned from bad situations. I hope we don’t miss the lessons. They make us stronger. They make us better. This to shall pass. #mondaymotivation

Welp, I knew this was coming. If it’s not already in your contract, incorporate some language address it. repost from @r...
03/09/2020

Welp, I knew this was coming. If it’s not already in your contract, incorporate some language address it.

repost from @readeventmb
Insurance Companies Limit Event Coverage for Coronavirus

If you’re thinking about adding coronavirus coverage to your next event’s insurance policy, you’re already too late. The best way to protect upcoming events is to build coverage into your own contracts with attendees, exhibitors, and attendees.

An escalator can never break; it can only become stairs. repost from @detailsquinn When your conference theme is pink it...
03/02/2020

An escalator can never break; it can only become stairs.

repost from @detailsquinn
When your conference theme is pink it means the escalators should be too. #eventprofs #meetingplanner
#conferenceplanner

#aboutlastnight It was a pleasure catching up with @enchantingeventsbyerica over dinner. We talked business, family, and...
02/26/2020

#aboutlastnight It was a pleasure catching up with @enchantingeventsbyerica over dinner. We talked business, family, and a few things in between. There’s nothing like having honest conversations in a safe space over yummy food. Speaking of yummy food, it was in ample supply. Food review to come. BTW, congratulations on your 10 year business anniversary, Erica! Cheers to many more to come. 🥂#communityovercompetition

Yes, I prefer smooth sailing...all the time, but it’s just not realistic. Use every turbulent sea & rocky river to make ...
02/24/2020

Yes, I prefer smooth sailing...all the time, but it’s just not realistic. Use every turbulent sea & rocky river to make you a more skilled _________ (fill in the blank). #mondaymotivation

Bringing light & good vibes wherever I go. #tbt 📷:@reese.bland 💄: @christinmua
02/20/2020

Bringing light & good vibes wherever I go. #tbt 📷:@reese.bland 💄: @christinmua

This year, one of my goals was to help more people plan for vacations. Almost half of American workers don’t plan for th...
02/18/2020

This year, one of my goals was to help more people plan for vacations. Almost half of American workers don’t plan for them, and you know what happens when you don’t have a plan. I figured if I could secure $100K in travel plans, I’d be doing my small part to bring some happiness to the world. You did know that travelers are happier people, right? At the time, it seemed like a pretty lofty goal but I was willing to try. Two months into the year, I’m almost 35% closer to reaching that goal. Some of my traveliSTARs are headed to Jamaica later this fall to celebrate in a luxury, swim-out suite. Don’t wait until last minute to plan your happiness. Who’s next? No trip is too big or too small. Click the link in the bio & let’s STARt planning your vacay today. #traveltuesday

repost from @royaltonnegril
#RoyaltonNegril is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea. With a swim-out suite this breathtaking, it might be hard to leave us. #DiamondClub™ #ChairmanSuite #LuxuryAccommodation

Treating myself at @bluwaterdayspa_ , relaxing in the tranquil room, & in walks a gentleman with this cute arrangement. ...
02/14/2020

Treating myself at @bluwaterdayspa_ , relaxing in the tranquil room, & in walks a gentleman with this cute arrangement. In my mind, it’s for me. Happy Valentine’s Day. #floralfriday #orchid

All you need is love & a dog. #weddingwednesday 📷: @sarahbradshawphoto Coordination: @etccoordinatorsEvent Assistant: @b...
02/12/2020

All you need is love & a dog. #weddingwednesday 📷: @sarahbradshawphoto Coordination: @etccoordinators
Event Assistant: @by5starevents

Looking forward to my first @tuesdaystogetherannapolis meting at the @westinannapolis. Tonight’s topic is money mindset....
02/12/2020

Looking forward to my first @tuesdaystogetherannapolis meting at the @westinannapolis. Tonight’s topic is money mindset. #tuesdaystogether

I never had to unscrew another person’s light bulb in order to shine. I do love a dope light fixture though. #mondaymoti...
02/10/2020

I never had to unscrew another person’s light bulb in order to shine. I do love a dope light fixture though. #mondaymotivation #lightfixtures @ The LINE Hotel DC

02/05/2020

I really like the new brochure templates in @honeybook. They’re great for sending quotes & sharing a little about your company. You can scroll through the entire brochure or skip to specific sections using the tabs in the left hand column. The fonts, colors, & images are customizable so you can brand it just the way you want. Here’s my favorite part. Once your client selects their package, a proposal is automatically created that includes the contract & invoice. I love tools that help me be more efficient in my business. #winning #winitwednesday

It’s time to update my resume in preparation for some upcoming opportunities. Although I’ve never had an individual clie...
02/03/2020

It’s time to update my resume in preparation for some upcoming opportunities. Although I’ve never had an individual client ask to see it, sometimes organizations ask for it. Also, if there are event planning jobs or contracts posted on job sites, a resume and/or cover letter are required. Here’s a few tips from @socialtables on items to include. ⁣

Event planning resume keywords ⁣
Most companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which scan incoming resumes for pre-determined keywords. Only those resumes with the best-matching keywords get passed along for further review by a human. Use the job listing to guide your choice of keywords & try to incorporate them 2-3 times. ⁣

Event planning resume objective or summary ⁣
Hiring managers spend seconds reviewing resumes before deciding which ones to consider further. The objective or summary section is where you grab their attention. Keywords remain important here, but so do details that show you can get the job done in this stressful profession. ⁣

Event planning skills list⁣
Begin with the essential event planning soft skills (ie: time management, organization, people skills, etc). Pay attention to the job description to determine skills they haven’t identified, but clearly want. For instance, if they mention that the firm is a fast-paced environment, include “meet deadlines under pressure” as a skill.

Happy National #PlanForVacation Day! 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018, up from 705 million days the year be...
01/28/2020

Happy National #PlanForVacation Day! 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018, up from 705 million days the year before. Don’t let your #bucketlist adventure slip away. Claim your vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year. Make the most of your time off by planning in advance. How do you plan to use your vacation days this year? Where ya’ll going? Click the link in the bio & let’s STARt planning your vacay today. I don’t just plan events, I plan trips too. #tiptuesday

RIP #kobebryant. Prayers up for his wife Vanessa & his 3 daughters, the entire Bryant family, & the families of the othe...
01/27/2020

RIP #kobebryant. Prayers up for his wife Vanessa & his 3 daughters, the entire Bryant family, & the families of the other passengers.

There’s greatness in all of us. Thank you Dr. King for being one of the greatest to ever do it. Here’s a few facts about...
01/20/2020

There’s greatness in all of us. Thank you Dr. King for being one of the greatest to ever do it. Here’s a few facts about how MLK day became a federal holiday. #mondaymotivation

*It became a holiday 18 years after his assassination but the efforts began months after his death in 1968.
*In 1979, Coretta Scott King spoke before Congress in favor of the holiday but the vote didn’t pass.
*Momentum for the holiday grew in 1980 when Stevie Wonder released "Happy Birthday" in King's honor, leading to a petition calling for MLK Day.
*In 1983, the bill passed in the House and was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
*The first official MLK Day was observed on the third Monday of January 1986 & it was recognized in 28 states.
*In 2000, Utah became the last state to recognize MLK Day & South Carolina became the final state to make it a paid holiday for employees.

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At Five Star Events™, we don’t just plan events. We connect clients with causes. Whether it’s donating leftover flowers to a nursing home, delivering unserved food to a local shelter, or donating a percentage of ticket sales to support a charity, it's our goal to incorporate a service component into each event. We love when our events give back! We strive to be a social catalyst for strengthening relationships between friends, family and colleagues—while serving to better surrounding communities.

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Getting married is a once in a lifetime moment. It might be tempting to take your own pictures or ask a close friend to take them, but the best route in capturing those sweet memories of the day is by hiring a professional photographer. Wedding memories are ones you’ll want to look back on for years to come. A pro will heighten your chances of getting the very best images. Professional photographers will also have a creative eye on how to get the best lighting, angles, and backgrounds. They have experience in photographing weddings, so they will know how to capture those perfect moments. Photography: @megapixelsmedia Dress: @cherie.sustainable.bridal
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, wedding, or social gathering, using a centerpiece is a great way to add instant sophistication, glamour, elegance, and style to any table. Flowers and vases are the most common centerpieces. For this tablescape, pink, white, and toffee roses were used to create a romantic setting. The large floral centerpiece was placed on a glass trumpet vase flanked by smaller arrangements in gold pedestal vases. A few rose accents were incorporated as well. Mixing high and low arrangements is a great way to add dimension. Planning & Design: @by5starevents Photography: @megapixelsmedia Florals & Rentals: Sincerely PS Events and Design Linens: @selecteventgroup
Take a minute. Close your eyes. Smell the roses. Relax. There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Take a few of those to reset & reenergize throughout the day. ⁣ ⁣ Photography: @megapixelsmedia⁣ Makeup: @leonaemm
Your wedding day should be filled with traces of you. One way to incorporate your uniqueness is with a signature drink. What are the ingredients for your custom cocktail?⁣ ⁣ Planner: @by5starevents⁣ Photography: @megapixelsmedia⁣ Custom Cocktail: @poeticpotions.events
It’s so important celebrate love and give people their flowers while you have the chance. Like a loved one picks particular flowers to show their feelings, the pink, white, and toffee roses were selected to convey romance, joy, elegance, new beginnings, and love. ⁣ ⁣ Planner: @by5starevents ⁣ Photography: @megapixelsmedia ⁣ Florals: @sincerelypseventsanddesign⁣ Dress: @cherie.sustainable.bridal ⁣ Bride’s Hair: @elizabethmonet_ ⁣ Makeup: @leonaemm
Cheers to the 1st Monday of the New Year! 🥂 Here’s to living, growing, learning, & using lessons as stepping stones to become a better version the incredible human you already are. ⁣ 📸 : @csuitepics
When life gives you lemons & ginger, make lemonade. After not being able find ginger for almost a week, I’m just thankful I was able to find some. What is everyone doing with all the ginger! Anyways, ginger lemonade on deck. Now that I’ve made actually lemonade, I’m going to make figurative lemonade by using my time wisely to get through some training I’ve purchased. #wednesdaywisdom #makelemonade
Miss #Rona got us out her adjusting, pivoting and what not, but there’s always lessons to be learned from bad situations. I hope we don’t miss the lessons. They make us stronger. They make us better. This to shall pass. #mondaymotivation
Welp, I knew this was coming. If it’s not already in your contract, incorporate some language address it. repost from @readeventmb Insurance Companies Limit Event Coverage for Coronavirus If you’re thinking about adding coronavirus coverage to your next event’s insurance policy, you’re already too late. The best way to protect upcoming events is to build coverage into your own contracts with attendees, exhibitors, and attendees.
An escalator can never break; it can only become stairs. repost from @detailsquinn When your conference theme is pink it means the escalators should be too. #eventprofs #meetingplanner #conferenceplanner
#aboutlastnight It was a pleasure catching up with @enchantingeventsbyerica over dinner. We talked business, family, and a few things in between. There’s nothing like having honest conversations in a safe space over yummy food. Speaking of yummy food, it was in ample supply. Food review to come. BTW, congratulations on your 10 year business anniversary, Erica! Cheers to many more to come. 🥂#communityovercompetition
Yes, I prefer smooth sailing...all the time, but it’s just not realistic. Use every turbulent sea & rocky river to make you a more skilled _________ (fill in the blank). #mondaymotivation