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Event Accomplished

Arlington , VA
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Event Accomplished (EA) is a special events planning and management company based in Arlington, Virginia, serving clients throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. EA provides... Read more
Event Accomplished (EA) is a special events planning and management company based in Arlington, Virginia, serving clients throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. EA provides services covering every element of the event management process: research, design, planning, coordination and evaluation. Whether you need assistance to plan your entire event or just want to relax and to enjoy yourself at your event, we offer day-of coordination through full planning assistance.

Why You Should Hire Us
* Dedicated - we have a full time planner, two coordinators, and a team of experienced event assistants. This means we are focused solely on assisting our clients with their events. It also means we are constantly searching for the latest trends, new products, and best practices in special events.

* Resourceful - we enjoy working with couples on a range of budgets. We understand and respect that weddings are a big expense. So we’ve developed processes and researched a variety of resources to help you get the most out of your budget.

* Partnership - We truly believe in working with you as a partner. Afterall, this is your event and we are here to help you realize your vision - not ours.

* Recognized - Chosen by our clients for WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award, our events have appeared in The Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot and Destination iDo magazines, and many blogs.

* Fun! It’s simple. We love parties. We love what we do. We have fun when we are on the job. So will you! Read less
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What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

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Emily
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed working with Vicky Choy from start to finish! I used her for both pre-event and day-of planning. It made a huge difference in my wedding planning experience; it was not NEARLY as stressful when compared to my friends who did not have a planner. I was initially drawn to Vicky because she had experience at our wedding site, River Farm, but ended up wanting to work with her because she seemed very organized, straightforward, and after chatting with her she was very nice and personable, so I felt comfortable working so closely with her. As we started working together, I was also impressed that Vicky used a project planning software. I’m sure if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to, but I LOVED it; it made it so much easier to track documents and key conversations about certain planning elements. It also helped with understanding who owned a task and when it was due - so much better than doing it all over email. Vicky was always great about answering all questions promptly and was never afraid to offer her honest opinion/advice on something. I also SO appreciated Vicky's flexibility in communicating. Scheduling meetings with vendors could get stressful as we were planning our wedding from out-of-state and both working full time jobs (not to mention my now-husband is a pilot). She would hop on a call or Skype when it suited our schedules and it was just as effective, though closer to the date we did have in-person meetings that were definitely valuable. I also think the number of meetings was just right; I appreciated that she didn't require meetings unnecessarily just for the sake of having meetings. I loved all of our vendors, but working with Vicky was critical to our wedding’s success as she helped with vendor management. It was SO reassuring knowing she was tracking everyone down and making sure they executed perfectly. Working with Vicky helped maximize our fun during the planning process and the day of the wedding! Thank you so much, Vicky!
I really enjoyed working with Vicky Choy from start to finish! I used her for both pre-event and day-of planning. It made Read more...
I really enjoyed working with Vicky Choy from start to finish! I used her for both pre-event and day-of planning. It made a huge difference in my wedding planning experience; it was not NEARLY as stressful when compared to my friends who did not have a planner. I was initially drawn to Vicky because she had experience at our wedding site, River Farm, but ended up wanting to work with her because she seemed very organized, straightforward, and after chatting with her she was very nice and personable, so I felt comfortable working so closely with her. As we started working together, I was also impressed that Vicky used a project planning software. I’m sure if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to, but I LOVED it; it made it so much easier to track documents and key conversations about certain planning elements. It also helped with understanding who owned a task and when it was due - so much better than doing it all over email. Vicky was always great about answering all questions promptly and was never afraid to offer her honest opinion/advice on something. I also SO appreciated Vicky's flexibility in communicating. Scheduling meetings with vendors could get stressful as we were planning our wedding from out-of-state and both working full time jobs (not to mention my now-husband is a pilot). She would hop on a call or Skype when it suited our schedules and it was just as effective, though closer to the date we did have in-person meetings that were definitely valuable. I also think the number of meetings was just right; I appreciated that she didn't require meetings unnecessarily just for the sake of having meetings. I loved all of our vendors, but working with Vicky was critical to our wedding’s success as she helped with vendor management. It was SO reassuring knowing she was tracking everyone down and making sure they executed perfectly. Working with Vicky helped maximize our fun during the planning process and the day of the wedding! Thank you so much, Vicky! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Our first meeting with Vicky was at our favorite restaurant, Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD - where we ended up having our rehearsal dinner. Her willingness to meet and have a beer on our turf told us that she was the wedding planner we needed to orchestrate our day. Joel and I moved to Toronto six months before our wedding, which we thought would make any decisions and meetings with vendors difficult. However, Vicky's excellent planning and ability to work closely with vendors allowed us to plan the perfect day from afar. We could not have asked for a better planner!
Our first meeting with Vicky was at our favorite restaurant, Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD - where we ended up having Read more...
Our first meeting with Vicky was at our favorite restaurant, Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD - where we ended up having our rehearsal dinner. Her willingness to meet and have a beer on our turf told us that she was the wedding planner we needed to orchestrate our day. Joel and I moved to Toronto six months before our wedding, which we thought would make any decisions and meetings with vendors difficult. However, Vicky's excellent planning and ability to work closely with vendors allowed us to plan the perfect day from afar. We could not have asked for a better planner! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Vicky Choy, from Event Accomplished, to be our "two month out" coordinator. Needless to say, we could not have pulled it off without her. We enjoyed working with Vicky because she is so calm and straight to the point. Vicky doesn't beat around the bush or sugar coat things, she tells you how it is and what needs to be done, when, why and then before you know it, its done. Vicky had to go above and beyond for our wedding because we had our ceremony in a church and the reception on Ft. Belvoir. Ft Belvoir changed their policy for getting guests on base about a month before our wedding. Vicky had to handle a lot of last minute things with them and she got it all done, no problem. Transportation and getting everyone on base in a timely manner was a huge concern of mine. The day of, I didn't even think about it! Vicky had everything timed and set up accordingly and all my guests arrived on time for cocktail hour! I was impressed with Vicky's assistant, Jaunice, who came up to me a few times during the reception just to check in and ask if I needed anything. It made me feel like a princess! I would highly recommend Event Accomplished for your next event. My bridesmaids even commented on how great Vicky was and loved her. She is so easy to work it. She thinks of everything and makes it all happen! My wedding was more than I even imagined. I could not believe how beautiful everything turned out and how much fun I had! And that was the most important thing to me and my hubby. We hadn't seen some friends in years and we just had a great time hanging out with everyone and NOT worrying about anything!
My husband and I hired Vicky Choy, from Event Accomplished, to be our "two month out" coordinator. Needless to say, we Read more...
My husband and I hired Vicky Choy, from Event Accomplished, to be our "two month out" coordinator. Needless to say, we could not have pulled it off without her. We enjoyed working with Vicky because she is so calm and straight to the point. Vicky doesn't beat around the bush or sugar coat things, she tells you how it is and what needs to be done, when, why and then before you know it, its done. Vicky had to go above and beyond for our wedding because we had our ceremony in a church and the reception on Ft. Belvoir. Ft Belvoir changed their policy for getting guests on base about a month before our wedding. Vicky had to handle a lot of last minute things with them and she got it all done, no problem. Transportation and getting everyone on base in a timely manner was a huge concern of mine. The day of, I didn't even think about it! Vicky had everything timed and set up accordingly and all my guests arrived on time for cocktail hour! I was impressed with Vicky's assistant, Jaunice, who came up to me a few times during the reception just to check in and ask if I needed anything. It made me feel like a princess! I would highly recommend Event Accomplished for your next event. My bridesmaids even commented on how great Vicky was and loved her. She is so easy to work it. She thinks of everything and makes it all happen! My wedding was more than I even imagined. I could not believe how beautiful everything turned out and how much fun I had! And that was the most important thing to me and my hubby. We hadn't seen some friends in years and we just had a great time hanging out with everyone and NOT worrying about anything! Read less
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Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Anyone who tells you that “you can’t enjoy your own wedding” has never met Megan Farris or worked with Event Accomplished! The money that my fiancé (now wife) and I spent hiring Megan as our Day of Coordinator was by far the best money that we spent on our entire wedding!!

We met with Megan several times leading up to the big day and she developed a timeline for us to ensure that everything flowed smoothly throughout the entire day. Megan was always incredibly responsive via email and phone and was happy to provide honest feedback and opinions during the wedding planning process (like how much to tip and whether an idea of ours was realistic or not).

Megan took care of EVERYTHING on the day of including picking up lunch for the bridal party, setting up decorations, pinning boutonnieres on groomsmen and parents, coordinating everything with all the vendors, and gathering all your gifts and decorations at the end of the night. She does it all so that you and your family can just enjoy yourselves!!

Most importantly she does it all with a smile on her face and without being pushy. My wife and I had the greatest time at our own wedding and it’s because Megan took care of everything for us so that we could just party with all of our friends and family!
Anyone who tells you that “you can’t enjoy your own wedding” has never met Megan Farris or worked with Event Accomplished! Read more...
Anyone who tells you that “you can’t enjoy your own wedding” has never met Megan Farris or worked with Event Accomplished! The money that my fiancé (now wife) and I spent hiring Megan as our Day of Coordinator was by far the best money that we spent on our entire wedding!!

We met with Megan several times leading up to the big day and she developed a timeline for us to ensure that everything flowed smoothly throughout the entire day. Megan was always incredibly responsive via email and phone and was happy to provide honest feedback and opinions during the wedding planning process (like how much to tip and whether an idea of ours was realistic or not).

Megan took care of EVERYTHING on the day of including picking up lunch for the bridal party, setting up decorations, pinning boutonnieres on groomsmen and parents, coordinating everything with all the vendors, and gathering all your gifts and decorations at the end of the night. She does it all so that you and your family can just enjoy yourselves!!

Most importantly she does it all with a smile on her face and without being pushy. My wife and I had the greatest time at our own wedding and it’s because Megan took care of everything for us so that we could just party with all of our friends and family! Read less
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michael
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Megan was our wedding planner and I'm not really sure what we would have done without her. Megan made sure everything ran smoothly on the wedding day and, in the opinion of my wife and I, went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. She provided a very detailed timeline and met with us multiple times before the wedding to make sure every detail was taken care of. I even planned to pick up the wedding favors the day of as they were baked goods, and Megan wouldn't hear of it. She insisted that I relax on the wedding day.

Most of all she made sure everything got back to us at the end of the night when my wife and I were clearly too inebriated to deal with vendors and transporting wedding items back to the hotel. We also got tons of compliments from the wedding party about how great of a job Megan did.

I would highly recommend events accomplished for any planning needs.
Megan was our wedding planner and I'm not really sure what we would have done without her. Megan made sure everything ran Read more...
Megan was our wedding planner and I'm not really sure what we would have done without her. Megan made sure everything ran smoothly on the wedding day and, in the opinion of my wife and I, went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. She provided a very detailed timeline and met with us multiple times before the wedding to make sure every detail was taken care of. I even planned to pick up the wedding favors the day of as they were baked goods, and Megan wouldn't hear of it. She insisted that I relax on the wedding day.

Most of all she made sure everything got back to us at the end of the night when my wife and I were clearly too inebriated to deal with vendors and transporting wedding items back to the hotel. We also got tons of compliments from the wedding party about how great of a job Megan did.

I would highly recommend events accomplished for any planning needs. Read less
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Vinita
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Vicky Choy for our August 2013 wedding at the Westfields Marriott in VA. I cannot say enough good things about Vicky. She went above and beyond to ensure that there were no hiccups during our wedding events and both of our families had nothing but praise for Vicky and her assistant Juanice. We had a traditional Indian wedding with multiple days of events and Vicky made sure that each day was as stress free as possible. We had a last minute snafu with our place cards for one of our pre-wedding events and even though Vicky was only technically responsible for day-of wedding coordination she made sure that we had our place cards on time and went out of her way to get these to us in a timely fashion. This speaks volumes about Vicky's dedication to her job. She is efficient, punctual and always available when you need her. We absolutely loved working with Vicky and would highly recommend her to all couples looking for a planner!
We worked with Vicky Choy for our August 2013 wedding at the Westfields Marriott in VA. I cannot say enough good things Read more...
We worked with Vicky Choy for our August 2013 wedding at the Westfields Marriott in VA. I cannot say enough good things about Vicky. She went above and beyond to ensure that there were no hiccups during our wedding events and both of our families had nothing but praise for Vicky and her assistant Juanice. We had a traditional Indian wedding with multiple days of events and Vicky made sure that each day was as stress free as possible. We had a last minute snafu with our place cards for one of our pre-wedding events and even though Vicky was only technically responsible for day-of wedding coordination she made sure that we had our place cards on time and went out of her way to get these to us in a timely fashion. This speaks volumes about Vicky's dedication to her job. She is efficient, punctual and always available when you need her. We absolutely loved working with Vicky and would highly recommend her to all couples looking for a planner! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Event Accomplished for day-of coordination. This is the BEST money we spent for our wedding. My primary goal for our wedding was that my husband and I and our families get to enjoy the day (I have been to a number of weddings were the mother-of-the-bride/groom were running around the day-of paying vendors, setting up decorations, etc). Vicky exceeded my expectations. I know how much work went into the day going off without a hitch, but I have absolutely no idea how it happened - which is exactly the way I wanted it. I had an amazing day, and so did my husband and our families.

Vicky is exceptionally professional and organized. We held our wedding (ceremony and reception) at a restaurant. If Vicky had any concerns about this non-traditional venue, she never let it show (which was a HUGE comfort). Though we hired her for day-of coordination, this service includes an amazing amount of pre-event consultation which was absolutely critical.

Our family and wedding party stated multiple times "I'm so glad you hired Vicky." The day after the wedding my mom (who can be a tough customer) said "she even helped us get and load at cab!"

Bottom line: if you're thinking about a wedding/event coordinator hire Event Accomplished, you won't be sorry. If I could hire EA to coordinate my life, I would be tempted...
I hired Event Accomplished for day-of coordination. This is the BEST money we spent for our wedding. My primary goal for Read more...
I hired Event Accomplished for day-of coordination. This is the BEST money we spent for our wedding. My primary goal for our wedding was that my husband and I and our families get to enjoy the day (I have been to a number of weddings were the mother-of-the-bride/groom were running around the day-of paying vendors, setting up decorations, etc). Vicky exceeded my expectations. I know how much work went into the day going off without a hitch, but I have absolutely no idea how it happened - which is exactly the way I wanted it. I had an amazing day, and so did my husband and our families.

Vicky is exceptionally professional and organized. We held our wedding (ceremony and reception) at a restaurant. If Vicky had any concerns about this non-traditional venue, she never let it show (which was a HUGE comfort). Though we hired her for day-of coordination, this service includes an amazing amount of pre-event consultation which was absolutely critical.

Our family and wedding party stated multiple times "I'm so glad you hired Vicky." The day after the wedding my mom (who can be a tough customer) said "she even helped us get and load at cab!"

Bottom line: if you're thinking about a wedding/event coordinator hire Event Accomplished, you won't be sorry. If I could hire EA to coordinate my life, I would be tempted... Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Vicky was such a pleasure to work with! We were planning the wedding for about a year, in the midst of a cross-country move—oh, and I left my job to start a new business, so suffice it to say we were more than a little scatter-brained. Vicky stayed on task and kept us organized the entire time, pulling together a whirlwind weekend of vendor meetings for the short time that we *were* in the area (we mostly planned long-distance) and always being completely accountable for the status of god knows how many contracts and vendor agreements. Someone asked me right after the wedding, "So, did anything go wrong?", expecting to hear some typical near-wedding-disaster story, and I couldn't think of a thing. If there even were any mishaps, Vicky handled them and we never knew. We spent the entire wedding day having a blast and feeling completely relaxed.
Vicky was such a pleasure to work with! We were planning the wedding for about a year, in the midst of a cross-country Read more...
Vicky was such a pleasure to work with! We were planning the wedding for about a year, in the midst of a cross-country move—oh, and I left my job to start a new business, so suffice it to say we were more than a little scatter-brained. Vicky stayed on task and kept us organized the entire time, pulling together a whirlwind weekend of vendor meetings for the short time that we *were* in the area (we mostly planned long-distance) and always being completely accountable for the status of god knows how many contracts and vendor agreements. Someone asked me right after the wedding, "So, did anything go wrong?", expecting to hear some typical near-wedding-disaster story, and I couldn't think of a thing. If there even were any mishaps, Vicky handled them and we never knew. We spent the entire wedding day having a blast and feeling completely relaxed. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
THIS IS THE BEST MONEY YOU WILL EVER SPEND. Do NOT second guess this decision. Choose Event Accomplished. I actually considered becoming a wedding planner myself due to my detail-oriented personality and love for weddings. I thought for my own wedding, the planning process would be perfect and fun.. WRONG. I worked with Megan, AKA my "life saver". She is amazing and will think of the tiniest details that you would have never considered but will make a huge difference. My entire wedding party and family commented on how amazing Megan was. My husband and I agree that if we did not have her on our wedding day, it would have ended in tears.

We had an outdoor wedding, with no rain plan. WELL, it rained... big time. Tornado warnings and all. Trust me, when you are in the white dress with your hair and makeup done and all of the planning is behind you.. you will not have the strength or patience to make any last minute decisions. Our entire timeline had to be changed last minute due to the huge storm, and we walked away from our wedding day happier than ever with how it all turned out. We even had several comments made about how it was the "best wedding" people had ever attended.

Again- do not second guess the need for a planner or day-of coordinator. Megan is professional, flexible, responsive, tough (in a good way- which you want!), and sweeter than pie all at the same time. My husband and I joke about her fan club that we plan to start!

Best of luck to you, and again- you will be MORE than happy for choosing Event Accomplished!
THIS IS THE BEST MONEY YOU WILL EVER SPEND. Do NOT second guess this decision. Choose Event Accomplished. I actually Read more...
THIS IS THE BEST MONEY YOU WILL EVER SPEND. Do NOT second guess this decision. Choose Event Accomplished. I actually considered becoming a wedding planner myself due to my detail-oriented personality and love for weddings. I thought for my own wedding, the planning process would be perfect and fun.. WRONG. I worked with Megan, AKA my "life saver". She is amazing and will think of the tiniest details that you would have never considered but will make a huge difference. My entire wedding party and family commented on how amazing Megan was. My husband and I agree that if we did not have her on our wedding day, it would have ended in tears.

We had an outdoor wedding, with no rain plan. WELL, it rained... big time. Tornado warnings and all. Trust me, when you are in the white dress with your hair and makeup done and all of the planning is behind you.. you will not have the strength or patience to make any last minute decisions. Our entire timeline had to be changed last minute due to the huge storm, and we walked away from our wedding day happier than ever with how it all turned out. We even had several comments made about how it was the "best wedding" people had ever attended.

Again- do not second guess the need for a planner or day-of coordinator. Megan is professional, flexible, responsive, tough (in a good way- which you want!), and sweeter than pie all at the same time. My husband and I joke about her fan club that we plan to start!

Best of luck to you, and again- you will be MORE than happy for choosing Event Accomplished! Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was 3 months ago (May 19th-- sorry it took so long to write a review!) and took place in my parents' backyard. Our vision was to keep it small, but my parents wanted to invite a lot of their family. Long story short, the compromise was to have a very small intimate ceremony in the morning, then the larger reception in the evening. Vicky and Event Accomplished literally made our dream wedding come true. I can't say enough about how thoughtful, organized, prepared, down to business she is, and relaxed she made us feel during the whole process (not to mention how personable she is). We didn't have to worry about a SINGLE thing, both the days leading up to the wedding and of course on the big day. We hired her as a "day of" planner, but she seriously went above and beyond all expectations. She met with us several times beforehand, was always available via phone or emails, made herself available during the tent delivery/ set-up of everything. She developed this timeline/ checklist that made us think about every little detail, and helped prepare to make things run smoothly. She even helped with the coordinating the decorations. I can't even count the amount of times my parents said "thank goodness for Vicky!" throughout the entire wedding weekend. After saying yes to my proposal, hiring Event Accomplished is the single best thing we could have done to have our perfect day :-)
Our wedding was 3 months ago (May 19th-- sorry it took so long to write a review!) and took place in my parents' backyard. Read more...
Our wedding was 3 months ago (May 19th-- sorry it took so long to write a review!) and took place in my parents' backyard. Our vision was to keep it small, but my parents wanted to invite a lot of their family. Long story short, the compromise was to have a very small intimate ceremony in the morning, then the larger reception in the evening. Vicky and Event Accomplished literally made our dream wedding come true. I can't say enough about how thoughtful, organized, prepared, down to business she is, and relaxed she made us feel during the whole process (not to mention how personable she is). We didn't have to worry about a SINGLE thing, both the days leading up to the wedding and of course on the big day. We hired her as a "day of" planner, but she seriously went above and beyond all expectations. She met with us several times beforehand, was always available via phone or emails, made herself available during the tent delivery/ set-up of everything. She developed this timeline/ checklist that made us think about every little detail, and helped prepare to make things run smoothly. She even helped with the coordinating the decorations. I can't even count the amount of times my parents said "thank goodness for Vicky!" throughout the entire wedding weekend. After saying yes to my proposal, hiring Event Accomplished is the single best thing we could have done to have our perfect day :-) Read less
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