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Platinum Party Planning

Grandy , NC
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P.O. Box 680
Grandy, NC 27939 US (map)

PHONE

252-619-4018
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ABOUT US

P3 is a premier planning service that specializes in platinum weddings and business events. However, we do work with smaller events that deal with detail and exquisite taste. Etiquette... Read more
P3 is a premier planning service that specializes in platinum weddings and business events. However, we do work with smaller events that deal with detail and exquisite taste. Etiquette is where we shine. We know what you can "get away" with and what you cannot or should not do.

Our business has been on a referral basis only until June 2007 when we finally succumbed to the pressure from other wedding professionals to advertise and get a website. A very special thanks to Mary Basnight for really giving us the "pep talk" that we needed.

Gena Martin, President ... Planning events is in my blood. I started planning birthday parties for my dolls as a little girl sending out invitations and having tea and cookies. And then my friends started allowing me to plan their birthday parties. Before I knew it, I was planning dinner parties, New Year's parties and Halloween parties.

While the Assistant Director of Communications at Craven Community College, I helped plan several events including fund-raisers and graduation. I now help local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and Animal Lovers Assistance League plan fund-raisers.

My true passion is planning weddings! I give our weddings as much attention as I would my own! There are no second chances here and no room for error. I pride myself on maintaining a calm demeanor and will not forget that the most important thing is that you get married. Everything else is just stuff……FUN STUFF…. but just stuff.

Gena graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Business and Sociology. Gena has been awarded Small Business of the Year by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and 2009; Ambassador of the Year 2007, 2008, 2009 and serves as a business advisor for the Animal Lovers Assistance League. She is active in the community with the Food Bank and Currituck Wild Goose Rotary where she is the immediate past-president and serves on the board. She has also received the Congressional Order of Merit by the National Republican Congressional Committee and 2008 Presidential Commission. She was an Honorary Chairman for the 2006 Business Advisory Council and was honored as Businesswoman of the Year in 2006.

Danielle Boginsky, Associate Assistant ... I have known Gena for four years where we met as professionals whose offices where in the same plaza. We soon realized that our attention to details and our drive for perfection made us two of the same. Event planning with Gena has enabled me to use and perfect my creative, professional and organizational skills. My mission is to polish the details of the event to ensure that the day is carried out with sophistication, class and style. Wedding planning, in particular, I absolutely love. I enjoy implementing the bride’s desires and making dreams come true.

Gena may be the master mind, but I am the executor. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

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, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Gena Martin from PPP on for full service planning for our wedding at the Whalehead Club. Gena’s contribution to every part of this wedding was invaluable. She met with us in December 2015 to navigate the planning process in person & coordinate all the details – from setting up all of our tastings with caterers, traveling with us to venues to haggle prices, to discussing centerpieces and décor. She has a superior perspective on what is needed at a wedding and brought up details that neither I nor my fiancé would ever think of needing to discuss. From the moment we booked her, we were very impressed. She had sent us a handful of emails, organized into different topics, breaking the whole wedding planning process into a simple step-by-step guide. She made what could have been a very overwhelming task a simple, and, at times, fun process. At the wedding rehearsal, Gena instructed the bridal party and family to contact either the best man or maid of honor for anything on the day of the wedding and instructed us to give our phones away to them. We loved this and it really to a ton of stress off of our shoulders on the big day so that we could appreciate every moment of getting ready with our bridal parties. On the day of the wedding, Gena carried breath mints, bobby pins, tissues, and all the tools you would find in a bridal survivor kit – and used them as needed to make every moment special. As a bride and groom, you are told time and time again, some things are not going to go quite as planned on your wedding day and not to let this be of bother. Well, this held true for us as well. For example, someone forgot to pick up the flowers and deserts in Kill Devil Hills on the day of the wedding – a 45-minute drive from our venue one way. My maid of honor mentioned this to Gena while I was trying to find a guest to take on the favor of picking them up. Within just a few minutes, Gena was calling us back saying that it was all taken care of and not to wo
We hired Gena Martin from PPP on for full service planning for our wedding at the Whalehead Club. Gena’s contribution to Read more...
We hired Gena Martin from PPP on for full service planning for our wedding at the Whalehead Club. Gena’s contribution to every part of this wedding was invaluable. She met with us in December 2015 to navigate the planning process in person & coordinate all the details – from setting up all of our tastings with caterers, traveling with us to venues to haggle prices, to discussing centerpieces and décor. She has a superior perspective on what is needed at a wedding and brought up details that neither I nor my fiancé would ever think of needing to discuss. From the moment we booked her, we were very impressed. She had sent us a handful of emails, organized into different topics, breaking the whole wedding planning process into a simple step-by-step guide. She made what could have been a very overwhelming task a simple, and, at times, fun process. At the wedding rehearsal, Gena instructed the bridal party and family to contact either the best man or maid of honor for anything on the day of the wedding and instructed us to give our phones away to them. We loved this and it really to a ton of stress off of our shoulders on the big day so that we could appreciate every moment of getting ready with our bridal parties. On the day of the wedding, Gena carried breath mints, bobby pins, tissues, and all the tools you would find in a bridal survivor kit – and used them as needed to make every moment special. As a bride and groom, you are told time and time again, some things are not going to go quite as planned on your wedding day and not to let this be of bother. Well, this held true for us as well. For example, someone forgot to pick up the flowers and deserts in Kill Devil Hills on the day of the wedding – a 45-minute drive from our venue one way. My maid of honor mentioned this to Gena while I was trying to find a guest to take on the favor of picking them up. Within just a few minutes, Gena was calling us back saying that it was all taken care of and not to wo Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Adrienne
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Gena was absolutely amazing! She was incredibly responsive to our needs, and flexible - she set up a mid-range plan for us, which is more than the day-of service, but less than the full service, and was very helpful. She gave us all the recommendations we could ever need, arranged and attended meetings, and was the point person with several of our vendors. And she was even able to manage our wedding planning while my husband and I were out of the country for several months, and in a different state the rest of the time. She made the planning process incredibly manageable, and was always willing to answer even the smallest questions. The wedding itself was better than we could have ever imagined, she took our vision to the next level, and we loved every minute. The whole event ran so smoothly with her at the helm, I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Outer Banks!
Gena was absolutely amazing! She was incredibly responsive to our needs, and flexible - she set up a mid-range plan for Read more...
Gena was absolutely amazing! She was incredibly responsive to our needs, and flexible - she set up a mid-range plan for us, which is more than the day-of service, but less than the full service, and was very helpful. She gave us all the recommendations we could ever need, arranged and attended meetings, and was the point person with several of our vendors. And she was even able to manage our wedding planning while my husband and I were out of the country for several months, and in a different state the rest of the time. She made the planning process incredibly manageable, and was always willing to answer even the smallest questions. The wedding itself was better than we could have ever imagined, she took our vision to the next level, and we loved every minute. The whole event ran so smoothly with her at the helm, I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Outer Banks! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Platinum Party Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words Adrienne. I wish you and Kevin a lifetime of happiness. Gena
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Linda
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride living 1,400 miles from the venue, Gina was instrumental in making this a stress free occasion. She was literally like 'an angel from heaven',
After hearing from my friends that they were so exhausted after their daughter's weddings and were only glad that it was over, I had zero expectations for enjoying my daughter's wedding. I was so wrong! Gina made this day for my daughter, her now husband, his family and ours one of the most special and memorable days of our lives. She was on top of every aspect of the occasion starting with the rehearsal through the finale of a sparkler send off for the bride and groom. When the groom found a slit in the side of his pants before the ceremony, she found needle and tread and sewed the seam. Every aspect started and ended on time and no-one even knew she was there. The decorations were beautiful and the cleanup was flawless. I wish I lived closer so I could have Gina plan every event for us in the future. Thanks Gina!
As the mother of the bride living 1,400 miles from the venue, Gina was instrumental in making this a stress free occasion. Read more...
As the mother of the bride living 1,400 miles from the venue, Gina was instrumental in making this a stress free occasion. She was literally like 'an angel from heaven',
After hearing from my friends that they were so exhausted after their daughter's weddings and were only glad that it was over, I had zero expectations for enjoying my daughter's wedding. I was so wrong! Gina made this day for my daughter, her now husband, his family and ours one of the most special and memorable days of our lives. She was on top of every aspect of the occasion starting with the rehearsal through the finale of a sparkler send off for the bride and groom. When the groom found a slit in the side of his pants before the ceremony, she found needle and tread and sewed the seam. Every aspect started and ended on time and no-one even knew she was there. The decorations were beautiful and the cleanup was flawless. I wish I lived closer so I could have Gina plan every event for us in the future. Thanks Gina! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
When we chose our venue, we knew that there would be a risk of having to implement a weather plan. The week of the wedding, the forecast wasn't looking promising. Throughout the whole week gena handled everything that came our way flawlessly. The inside of the house looked absolutely stunning and the evening went so smooth despite the weather creating a huge potential stress. The day of the wedding I did not have to worry about a thing. My husband and I have said so many times since the wedding that it never could have happened without Gena and her team. She handled every single communication with the vendors that day and executed it perfectly. I would 100% recommend Gena. Her organization, professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched. Thanks Gena and platinum party planning! Our friends and family our still talking about how perfect the wedding was!
When we chose our venue, we knew that there would be a risk of having to implement a weather plan. The week of the Read more...
When we chose our venue, we knew that there would be a risk of having to implement a weather plan. The week of the wedding, the forecast wasn't looking promising. Throughout the whole week gena handled everything that came our way flawlessly. The inside of the house looked absolutely stunning and the evening went so smooth despite the weather creating a huge potential stress. The day of the wedding I did not have to worry about a thing. My husband and I have said so many times since the wedding that it never could have happened without Gena and her team. She handled every single communication with the vendors that day and executed it perfectly. I would 100% recommend Gena. Her organization, professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched. Thanks Gena and platinum party planning! Our friends and family our still talking about how perfect the wedding was! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katie
Wedding:
9/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Gena and the rest of the PPP team are true professionals. Being from out of town, I knew I would need someone from the area to help recommend and book vendors. Gena exceeded all of our expectations. She was there every step of the way, helping us work out every detail of our wedding day. I honestly couldn't have done it without her. I would HIGHLY recommend PPP to any couple - hiring Gena was by far the best decision we made!
Gena and the rest of the PPP team are true professionals. Being from out of town, I knew I would need someone from the Read more...
Gena and the rest of the PPP team are true professionals. Being from out of town, I knew I would need someone from the area to help recommend and book vendors. Gena exceeded all of our expectations. She was there every step of the way, helping us work out every detail of our wedding day. I honestly couldn't have done it without her. I would HIGHLY recommend PPP to any couple - hiring Gena was by far the best decision we made! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.9/5.0
We hired Gena (G1) and Danielle (G2) after meeting them at the OBX Wedding Expo in January. The thought of planning an OBX wedding from Ohio seemed daunting, and my husband and I both travel for work, so we hoped hiring a wedding coordinator would cut down on our stress level. My husband loved Gena's take-charge attitude from the beginning and I appreciated Danielle's more laid-back style. Hiring P3 was the best wedding decision we made, hands down!

They took on vendors I hired separately, though the majority of vendors were hired at their recommendation--and all were perfect. They made the planning process so much easier (seriously, I probably texted Danielle more in the weeks leading up to my wedding than my fiancé), and I'm pretty sure I couldn't have actually had a wedding or reception without their presence the day of (seriously, if nothing else, use them as a 'day-of' planner--it's worth every penny and much more). I was able to seclude myself with my bridesmaids for hair, makeup, and mimosas (and Britney and Taylor) all day without worrying about a thing.

They took my vision and ran with it, seeing it 10 times clearer than even I did. Their ability to see the big picture is great, but it's really the details that sets them apart. From meeting us with drinks after the ceremony, to making sure our feet was sand-free after our beach ceremony, to ensuring we got some alone time before the reception, they made sure everything was PERFECT and it was! We got so many compliments on how this was the best wedding anyone had ever been to, and I wish I could do it all over again. I wouldn't be surprised if Gena had ordered the perfect weather to go with our perfect day. :)

To Danielle and Gena: thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn't have asked (or paid) for better help on the best day of my life.
We hired Gena (G1) and Danielle (G2) after meeting them at the OBX Wedding Expo in January. The thought of planning an OBX Read more...
We hired Gena (G1) and Danielle (G2) after meeting them at the OBX Wedding Expo in January. The thought of planning an OBX wedding from Ohio seemed daunting, and my husband and I both travel for work, so we hoped hiring a wedding coordinator would cut down on our stress level. My husband loved Gena's take-charge attitude from the beginning and I appreciated Danielle's more laid-back style. Hiring P3 was the best wedding decision we made, hands down!

They took on vendors I hired separately, though the majority of vendors were hired at their recommendation--and all were perfect. They made the planning process so much easier (seriously, I probably texted Danielle more in the weeks leading up to my wedding than my fiancé), and I'm pretty sure I couldn't have actually had a wedding or reception without their presence the day of (seriously, if nothing else, use them as a 'day-of' planner--it's worth every penny and much more). I was able to seclude myself with my bridesmaids for hair, makeup, and mimosas (and Britney and Taylor) all day without worrying about a thing.

They took my vision and ran with it, seeing it 10 times clearer than even I did. Their ability to see the big picture is great, but it's really the details that sets them apart. From meeting us with drinks after the ceremony, to making sure our feet was sand-free after our beach ceremony, to ensuring we got some alone time before the reception, they made sure everything was PERFECT and it was! We got so many compliments on how this was the best wedding anyone had ever been to, and I wish I could do it all over again. I wouldn't be surprised if Gena had ordered the perfect weather to go with our perfect day. :)

To Danielle and Gena: thank you, thank you, thank you. I couldn't have asked (or paid) for better help on the best day of my life. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Gena, Danielle & Christina were amazing for our wedding last week! Gena was extremely helpful through out the whole planning process, and even officiated our wedding. Christina was always looking out for us making sure we had everything we needed through out the whole day. They did the complete set up of all of our DIY projects, tables, chairs, and linens. They took every idea we had and made it come to life. I couldn't ask for anything more than a team who did everything to make our dreams come true.
Gena, Danielle & Christina were amazing for our wedding last week! Gena was extremely helpful through out the whole Read more...
Gena, Danielle & Christina were amazing for our wedding last week! Gena was extremely helpful through out the whole planning process, and even officiated our wedding. Christina was always looking out for us making sure we had everything we needed through out the whole day. They did the complete set up of all of our DIY projects, tables, chairs, and linens. They took every idea we had and made it come to life. I couldn't ask for anything more than a team who did everything to make our dreams come true. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Mary
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Gena made our wedding such a happy and special occasion. From start to finish the day went perfectly. Gena took care of everything. Her staff was very professional and helped with all questions and concerns. She knows all of the vendors in the Outer Banks and has some wonderful recommendations. I highly recommend Platinum Party Planners.
Gena made our wedding such a happy and special occasion. From start to finish the day went perfectly. Gena took care of Read more...
Gena made our wedding such a happy and special occasion. From start to finish the day went perfectly. Gena took care of everything. Her staff was very professional and helped with all questions and concerns. She knows all of the vendors in the Outer Banks and has some wonderful recommendations. I highly recommend Platinum Party Planners. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Gena and the staff of Platinum Party Planning are an absolute pleasure to work with. We hired the team to work with us at the very beginning of the planning process and they were with us every step of the way! Anything I needed during the planning process, they handled. Gena was always an email or a phone call away! Gena always gave great advice and recommendations on vendors in the area. Also, she arranged appointments to meet with vendors and accompanied us. Gena helped us to stay on track with our budget throughout the entire process. On the day of the wedding, they took care of EVERYTHING behind the scenes. Our wedding day was everything we had dreamed it would be plus more. I give credit to this incredible team for their hard work and dedication in making this happen. Hiring Platinum Party Planning was the best money we spent and we cannot imagine our wedding day without them!!
Gena and the staff of Platinum Party Planning are an absolute pleasure to work with. We hired the team to work with us at Read more...
Gena and the staff of Platinum Party Planning are an absolute pleasure to work with. We hired the team to work with us at the very beginning of the planning process and they were with us every step of the way! Anything I needed during the planning process, they handled. Gena was always an email or a phone call away! Gena always gave great advice and recommendations on vendors in the area. Also, she arranged appointments to meet with vendors and accompanied us. Gena helped us to stay on track with our budget throughout the entire process. On the day of the wedding, they took care of EVERYTHING behind the scenes. Our wedding day was everything we had dreamed it would be plus more. I give credit to this incredible team for their hard work and dedication in making this happen. Hiring Platinum Party Planning was the best money we spent and we cannot imagine our wedding day without them!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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James
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Gena was recommended to us by the venue that hosted our reception. Honestly, I never thought about using a wedding planner, but we went ahead and signed with Gena. We couldn't have been happier. Gena and her team kept the entire wedding day on task. If there was an issue, we never heard about it so we were able to enjoy our day.
Gena was recommended to us by the venue that hosted our reception. Honestly, I never thought about using a wedding Read more...
Gena was recommended to us by the venue that hosted our reception. Honestly, I never thought about using a wedding planner, but we went ahead and signed with Gena. We couldn't have been happier. Gena and her team kept the entire wedding day on task. If there was an issue, we never heard about it so we were able to enjoy our day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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