Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Nutting.
Hi Samantha, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Hi! Thanks again for this opportunity. Minnesota born and raised, I grew up cherishing all sorts of events with family and friends. My mom was quite the party planner herself, and most of my fond memories were from birthday parties or holiday gatherings that she put together. I developed a passion for celebrations of all kinds, but never even thought about becoming an event planner until after college. It wasn’t until I took a few side roles in the event industry that opened up my eyes to this extremely rewarding profession. After working for an event venue, planner, and beverage vendor, I decided it was time to launch my own company Plus One Event Co!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My first year of business was during the thick of COVID – ironically, I actually launched Plus One at the beginning of April 2020, right as the world shut down. This was arguably the worst planning climate there has ever been – and hopefully will ever be. Starting my business in this environment taught me to always be on my toes and expect the unexpected. Looking at the glass half full, it also has made me grateful for the consistency we have seen more recently, as the mandates and restrictions have disappeared. Additionally, I would say that COVID did help my business get started. With so many 2020 weddings postponed, and engagements continuing throughout the year, many opportunities came my way as supply was low and demand was high for an event planner.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Plus One Event Co.?
My business is centered around the philosophy: Be a guest at your event. If you’re getting married, you’re spending a lot of time, energy, and funds on a single day – and I want you to enjoy it to the fullest! With Plus One as your coordinator, you can ensure the design and details are delivered according to plan. My goal is for you to experience the day as a true guest, and not worry about the timeline, vendors, or other logistics.
I offer different coordination packages that vary in my level of involvement – so whether you’re looking for someone to manage the entire planning process or step in towards the end to take over, there is something for you! Overall, if you’re looking for an organized, enjoyable planning experience I’m your girl.
If you have any questions about my services, I’d love to chat! Feel free to send me a note on my website – www.plusoneeventco.com – and be sure to follow along on Instagram @plusoneeventco to see my latest work!
Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
Some of my favorite childhood memories were the birthday parties my mom threw for me. They were always a fun theme, and no detail went overlooked. This is definitely where I gained my love for organized celebrations!
- Website: www.plusoneeventco.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plusoneeventco/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plusoneeventco
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