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Events Planning Company in Washington DC

THE CBD EVENT PLANNING PROCESS

CBD is one of the best event planning companies in Washington DC. The event planning process involves many steps but rest assured all are covered here at CBD. Below is what you should know about hiring an event planner to produce your meeting, conference or special event. 

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Each CBD event is finely manicured and customized to fit your needs and brand. No event is a cookie cutter model and no two events are identical. We have a fine standard of impeccable client service.

Madame Ivy K Pendleton, M.B.A, M.S., Chief Event Planner

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TAKE NOTES FOR THE PLANNER

  • ESTIMATE EVENT BUDGET
  • EVENT NAME
  • EVENT DATE
  • EVENT LOCATION
  • NUMBER OF GUESTS

DETERMINE THE THEME

  • TYPE OF EVENT
  • FORMAL OR CASUAL
  • HOW WILL YOU INVITE GUESTS
  • TIME OF DAY FOR EVENT

DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS

  • REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • AUDIOVISUAL NEEDS
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGES NEEDED
  • SOUND AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

TYPES OF EVENTS WE PLAN (PARTIAL LIST)

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  • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
  • WEDDINGS & BRIDAL LUNCHEONS
  • ALUMNI REUNIONS
  • TOURS
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  • SEMINARS
  • TEAM BUILDING EXCURSIONS
  • LIVE MARKETING EVENTS
  • CONCERTS

  • CORPORATE MEETINGS
  • HOLIDAY PARTIES
  • FUNDRAISERS
  • NETWORKING EVENTS

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT & EVENT BUDGET

How to Determine the Event Cost

EACH EVENT is DIFFERENT. Although we use a standard pricing module based on the simplest event, we need a specific guideline for YOUR event. No event is too small for our team members. Our turnkey approach to spectacular events is second to none. We staff graphic designers, logistics managers, Public Relations Specialists and have an in-house offset and digital printing component. We have floor plans and specs on nearly every venue, convention center and meeting space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and great relationships with our third party vendors.

  • How much Will this Event Cost? Submit the information on our Request for Proposal and we will provide you with an estimate.
EVENT TYPE (i.e. CONFERENCE, MEETING, SOCIAL)
EVENT DATE
TIME OF THE EVENT (DAY or EVENING)
EVENT LOCATION
SOUND, AUDIOVISUAL & LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
NUMBER OF GUESTS

MEET THE CHIEF PLANNER

Meetings and Special Events Planner Washington DC

IVY K PENDLETON, CHIEF PLANNER

Ivy has planned events for many high profile people in the diplomatic and political communities and for International governments, many celebrities, nonprofit organizations and private corporations. She is a proud member of Destination DC, Washington Women in Public Relations and was recently highlighted in the member spotlight. She has been interviewed on Voice of America, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, the BBC just to name a few. She resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She speaks French, moderate Swahili and will begin her studies in Spanish, Dec 2011. Her hobbies include: Horseback Riding, Crafting and Running.