In the PINK Ink Events
Holly and the staff at In The Pink were all fantastic! Creative, accommodating & super friendly.They turned our wedding party into a magical wedding event that people can't stop talking about to this day:) Their advice & reassurance was priceless.We are forever grateful. Such a fairytale day, we still can't believe it!
Holly and her crew made sure our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. Her commitment to us was so much more than we expected. She went above and beyond to help us with every aspect of planning. Before we hired In the Pink Ink Events, we weren't sure if a wedding planner was for us, but in the end, we realized it was the best decision we made. Holly gave us our dream wedding and was able to get us so much more for our money than we expected.
Holly was the best! She helped plan our wedding in Boston when we were 2500 miles away in Seattle! She always went the extra mile to make sure our wedding weekend was special. Many of our family and friends said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Thank you to Holly and In the Pink Ink for making our wedding a day we will never forget!
I don't have the words to express how truly grateful we are to Holly and her team for planning our perfect wedding. My husband and I are both in the medical field, and we were worried that our hectic schedules would prevent us from being able to have the wedding of our dreams. But then we met Holly, and she is like a magician - an endlessly loving, compassionate, care-free, FUN, friendly, and huggable magician! She always worked around our crazy schedules, coming to our home to meet with us during our rare moments when we were not working in the hospital, and always bringing cupcakes, flowers, and other treats to make us smile. We don't have a car, so she always drove us to all of our appointments - and she then would insist on treating us to coffee or dinner afterwards! Our family lives far away, but Holly served as our surrogate mother during this whole wedding-planning process, taking me wedding-dress-shopping and also taking Zach to buy his wedding outfit. My parents wanted to give us a wedding shower in DC, and Holly insisted on driving from Boston to DC to help plan the shower and drive all of our gifts back to Boston for us (at no extra cost!) - my family just couldn't believe how incredible Holly is, and everyone kept saying that she is just too good to be true! But Holly is the real deal - she is 100% genuine and loving, and she will give you 1000% effort and heart because she loves her job and also loves her clients. Over the past year, Holly grew to know our personalities SO incredibly well, not only as our wedding planner but also as our true friend - and as a direct result of this, she was able to create a wedding that represented both of our personalities perfectly. She made SO MANY details for our wedding by hand, and the ultimate result was the world's most PERFECT wedding, better than we could ever have dreamed. I feel like this paragraph just doesn't do justice to how wonderful Holly is as a wedding planner - all I can say is that she is truly talented at her job, but more importantly, she is a fabulous person and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner!
Holly & her team were fantastic!! They made an otherwise stressful day in to easy and wonderful time for all of us. Thanks again.
We "won" a full planning package from Holly in the annual Wish Upon a Wedding Online Charity Auction (sort of like eBay, but proceeds from donated services go to the charity). Meaning Holly actually worked for free for 16 months. Our wedding took place in RI, about 1 hour from In the Pink Ink Events, so unfortunately Holly didn't have any local contacts. My fiancé and I located a lot of the vendors and Holly and her team helped with setting up appointments. They also scheduled all follow-up appointments. She dealt beautifully with my small budget and obsessive need to find every possible venue and systematically weed them out. About half way into our planning, there were some breakdowns in communication. However, the last 3 months, Holly was very attentive, quick in getting back to us and a superstar about dealing with vendors (she also saved us $500 on our cake). She was positive, but firm about us getting things done (like music choices and the photography list), which is exactly what we needed. And the day of.. . well the day of, Holly and Team Pink – Diane, Tracy, Jennie & Matt were AMAZING, FABULOUS, and absolute ANGELS (again, not getting paid here). Holly was super organized, didn’t forget anything (unlike myself) and made my day worry free. We would NEVER have been able to have the wedding we did without her. She took a furniture free art gallery and transformed it into a beautiful and spacious-feeling (with 100 guests in a room designed for 85) reception. The layout she created was extraordinary and nothing I could have ever visualized or thought of on my own. She and her team flipped the room from ceremony to reception in less than an hour. No other planner, being one person, would have been able to pull this off. When my videographer didn’t show, she looked into it, when my bustle broke, she fixed it (twice) and when we ran out of toilet paper, she and her team took care of it. At the end of the night, she made sure everything was packed up and made it to my house and the museum director later told me she had never had the space left so clean. I was able to dance and enjoy my open bar without worrying about how I was going to clean-up or gather everything that needed to be taken home. Without Holly and Team Pink, our wedding reception would have been at a country club and been a very standard event. With Holly and her ideas and Team Pink, we were able to have a unique wedding that I don’t think anyone will forget. Oh, I almost forgot to mention Holly is a good-luck charm. It doesn’t rain during her events. April showers… not at my wedding.
Hiring In the Pink Ink for day-of coordination was probably the best decision we made in the months before the wedding. Holly and her staff made sure both that everything was perfect on the day of the wedding, and that the last few months of planning went smoothly as well. Holly stayed in regular touch to make sure I had all the help I needed and stayed organized with all of the arrangements.
She advocated for us with vendors on multiple occasions, and when the florist delivered the wrong flowers (to the wrong church!) on the day of the wedding, Holly took care of it so quickly that we hardly even noticed. She even found a car seat for one of our out-of-town guests the same evening that they realized they needed one. She has a wonderful way with people, and was much more than a day-of coordinator. Her service was an incredible value, and was truly indispensable. Thanks so much!
Holly was great. She was extremely professional and yet she was warm and friendly too. She fixed things when they went a bit wrong and seemed to do things as thought you saw the results without really seeing her. Her daughter was the babysitter and you did not even see the children because they were happy and busy doing things that they liked. I checked on them a couple of times and they were all having a great time! What a gem she was! Overall I would definitely recommend her to any future bride and her family. I live overseas and needed to leave so much to her as it was just not possible to do it myself. I also was not from the area and did not know any vendors that would be good to work with. The church and the reception was absolutely beautiful. Almost as beautiful and perfect as my daughter! Thank you Holly and m your business grow and prosper as I hope you and your daughter do. Thank you again and again.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much Tina. Penny Lane Sitters are the best, I agree. They really love the work they do and it shows. Parents are so excited that they get to enjoy the event.
We loved helping you and Jennifer plan this amazing day! Thank you for letting In the PINK Events be a part of it.
Holly is a true gem. I felt very lucky to have her as my wedding planner - I don't think anyone else could have done the job that she did. I was an out of state bride, with a limited budget, and very high expectations and Holly knocked it out of the park on all counts. She is responsive, proactive, responsible and thoughtful and you will never feel like you are competing for your wedding planner's attention.
Holly made me feel like an old friend rather than a client right off the bat. She has such a positive attitude and inspires so much confidence. Clearly, she is a consumate professional and has tons of experience and is willing and able to guide every bride through any potential pitfalls. Two particular things that stuck with me were 1. the night before my wedding she discovered that my popcorn departure treats were stale so she and her tema re-did ALL of the guest bags with gourmet popcorn. She saved me a ton of embarassment! 2. When my husband and I got the our Boston hotel after our weddding, our bags had been delivered to our room and a bottle of champagne with some of our leftover wedding cupcakes and flowers were beautifully arranged for us. I could go on and on but these were things that even my husband noticed and appreciated. In the Pink gets an A+ in my book!
Absolutely amazing! I can't say enough fabulous things about Holly and her team! I hired Holly about a month before my wedding (275 guests) to help me with the "day of coordination." I should have hired her earlier. But instead of "day of coordination"- she did so much more. She was personable, professional, responsive, fun, funny, competent. I am not sure when she sleeps! But she gets everything done and goes above and beyond. She is completely dedicated to her clients. For example (and this may sound extreme), but due to pouring rain right before my (outdoor) ceremony - not only did Holly successfully switch up the plan, but unfortunately she fell on some steps and dislocated(!) her thumb (actually requiring the bartender to snap it back into place). Yet she didn't go to the hospital (until after the wedding!) or even tell me as she didn't want to worry or distract me! (The only reason she told me was because I asked her about something a few days after the wedding.) Holly is so knowledgable about the field of wedding planning- she knew all of my vendors, and I probably could have gotten a better deal had she been involved earlier! I would be happy to speak with anyone about Holly and our extremely positive experience with In the Pink Ink. It is our hope (me & my husband, and even my mother) that we will all remain friends with Holly. You will not go wrong and only go right if you hire In The Pink Ink.
Holly and her team is on of Boston's hidden jems that you don't come across too often. We got married this past January and from start to finish this was the best day of our lives, we will not forget all of the little touches that just happen because of this company.
You can tell that Holly loves what she is doing because she listens to what you are saying and makes her recommendations at the end of the coversation. I had everyone who attended our wedding said it was the best one they have ever been to. I would recommend and her and will hire her to plan a few other party we have going on next year.
Holly planned our whole wedding this past November and it was the most perfect and beautiful day. She IS one of the most loved event planners, so professional and KIND!! Even though I know she has many other clents when you call her she will make you feel like you are her only client.
Holly, I want to just let you know YOU made my day fantastic. I miss being called "doll" and treated like a princess. Please give my name for any references.
Holly in one word is AWESOME, our day was perfect and she was on top of EVERYTHING...including our out of towners...they loved her as much as we did. One thing I will say is her prices are very very competitive in fact we were shocked looking at our proposal and all she did for us. I highly highly recommend her and her pink team to run your whole event...she was not kidding her sense of style is amazing. She has the perfect eye for decor.
We had to move our original wedding date up 2 times - Holly worked it!
From the first meeting to us returning from our honeymoon, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Hi Brides and Grooms,
Holly and In the Pink Ink will be the best decision you've made together for the organization of your wedding. She has such a kind and wonderful personality with the saveynee that you would expect. She treated us like family and our wedding was truly amazing. I would highly highly recommend In the Pink Ink! Just knowing the right people to talk with for the most beautiful invitations...her vendors that she works with are just as top notch as she is.
Lee and Matt
May 2, 2009
Amazing company to work with!! Holly and her staff are true professionals!
Holly is a blast to work with! She takes you under her wing and makes you feel very secure and well taken care of!
Holly is super bubbly, always happy, always a pleasure to deal with. She will make sure that everything is just right and is as it needs to be.
Everything runs like clockwork with Holly and if for any reason something pops up on your big day, she's got the experience to handle it.
If you're looking for a wedding planner, Holly is your girl!
As the owner of an entertainment agency that books over 300 events per year, we work with a lot of Event and Wedding Planners. Holly clearly stands out from the rest. She's got a really upbeat personality which immediately makes clients feel at ease. Her attention to detail is great and at the events she is accommodating to her client and fellow vendors as well. We're always relieved and excited to know that Holly will be at one of our weddings or parties. We refer Holly without hesitation since we know she'll take care of our clients from start to finish. We look forward to creating more fabulous parties together. Thanks for all you do Holly!!
Working with Holly at In the Pink Ink is unmatched. She is friendly, fun, and always on top of her game. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants their wedding to go perfectly!
Holly and the Staff at In the PINK Ink Events are a total joy to work with! Upbeat, fun, tireless, and problem solvers at the same time. Eco-Green Certified too!
Holly of In the PINK Ink events is everything you could want in an event planner. She is extremely organized, creative, very knowledgable, sweet, a great sense of humor, takes the stress off of the bride and groom, and best of all she REALLY cares about her clients. She takes care of them as if they were her own family. You couldn't ask for a better event planner than Holly.
Absolutely the best event coordinator that InFocus Video has worked with! Holly Fawcett and staff not only ensure that the event goes without a hitch, but all the while ensuring that you are well taken care of and only need be a guest at your own wedding and enjoy! If you want to have a stress free wedding day, with a coordinator with a gracious, efficient, and fun personality....call Holly Fawcett and In the Pink Ink /Fawcett Production, LLC, today.
Founded in 2000 on a part-time basis, when we were asked to help with the planning of a Wedding...we LOVED it so much that we decided to start a small event planning company - In the Pink Ink Events just had to be started.
We are happy to announce In the Pink Ink has a Green Bride Guide rating of 3 leaves! Please email us for information about our special green events package.
We have fantastic information and are associated with top notch vendors that will help your day to be Fashionably Green. Our organic caterers will let you Eat Well and Be Merry with organic beverages and signature cocktails. We work with our florist to find blooms that are in season in order to avoid the financial and environmental cost of transporting out-of-state items.
While all this may seem overwhelming, “greening” a wedding is a lot simpler than you think. Here are 14 ideas that can turn your white wedding …green:
1. RINGS When choosing your ring think about conflict-free diamonds and recycled metals or visit www.reenkarat.com
2. YOUR DRESS When buying your dress, consider natural fibers at fair-trade factories, rent your gown or purchase it from a shop that donates a percentage to charity.
3. REGISTRY Register for organic cottons and energy efficient appliances or create a ‘charitable giving registry’ where a portion of sales is donated to your charity of choice.
4. INVITATIONS Work with refined recycled or tree-free invitations and printed with vegetable inks or elegantly designed e-invitations
5. VENUE Stage your celebration in a neutral and natural setting like a park, beach or garden versus a grand reception hall.
6. DÉCOR Find companies that have biodegradable or recycled event décor
7. TRANSPORTATION Arrive in style and luxury with ingeniously manufactured hybrid limousine and car services.
8. GIFTS/FAVORS Create elegant gifts for your guests with organic and eco-conscious products.
9. FOOD Hire top chefs to prepare delicious, organic food down to the last eco detail using banana sticks to replace wasteful wooden skewers.
10. WASTE All surplus food should either be composted or, donated to charitable organizations
11. RENTALS Reduce the carbon footprint with rental and catering trucks that run on vegetable oil or bio-fuel
12. PHOTOGRAPHY Capture the essence of every moment by working with leading eco conscious wedding photographers. Have your photographer print your images on recycled paper or create an online wedding album
13. HONEYMOON Pay for carbon offsets or allow- The Leading Hotels of the World to make a donation for you. If you book your reservation through their website lhwgreen.com, they help to make your stay carbon neutral by purchasing offsets for their guests. You can also visit greenhotels.com for a list of conscientious resorts and hotels around the world.
14. WEDDING PLANNER If you are not planning your own wedding, find a creative wedding planner who is able to bring your dreams to life through their knowledge and sensitivity for the environment.
Email info@inthepinkink for more details on our PINK is the new GREEN WEDDING PACKAGES
7 Questions to Ask before YOU Hire an Event Planner!
Before you sign a contract with an event planner or event management firm, there are some obvious questions to ask, including:
What will you do for us?
How much will you charge?
What other events have you managed?
But, don’t stop there. Before you entrust your wedding and its brand identity to a professional event planner, you’ll want to dig a little deeper. Ideally, the person or company you choose will be highly qualified, easy to work with, and will always protect your bottom line and best interests.
Following are seven questions you should ask:
Experience & Qualifications
1) How long have you been in the wedding and event business?
Some people will quote you the “total combined years of experience of their staff.” In event management, teamwork is everything, and you should know how long your prospective team has been in place.
2) What professional certifications do you hold/professional education have you had?
In the past decade, the visibility of the event management field has grown by leaps and bounds. The number of people who suddenly wake up one morning and say, “I want to be an event planner”, is astounding. Today there are university degree programs in event management and also well respected certification programs in the industry. Asking about these differentiators will help you determine the planner’s true qualifications.
Working Relationship & Processes
3) Who will be my key contact?
You may love your account rep/salesperson, but oftentimes that person steps out of the loop once the contract is in. Ideally, clients should get to know their key contact prior to signing a contract.
4) What is your project management process?
The objective with this question is to get a behind-the-scenes understanding for what happens once you sign that contract. You need to know who will handle each aspect of the planning and execution process, what systems are in place to establish and meet deadlines, and what checks and balances are used to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Dollars, Cents & Safeguards
5) What procedures do you have in place to effectively manage my budget and ensure my wedding will receive the best pricing from all vendors?
Your event planner/firm should have your wedding's budget and bottom line in mind at all times. They should be able to clearly explain their negotiation strategy and budgeting process.
6) What insurance do you have in place?
Event planners should maintain insurance that covers commercial liability, professional liability, automobile liability and workers’ compensation.
7) What is your on site crisis management planning process?
If a crisis were to happen on site, all eyes will turn to your event team. Your event planner/firm should have a process in place to address emergencies from all angles, and they should be able to provide you with sample copies of those plans.