Wednesday, December 28, 2011

EVE Reminder

EVE 2012 sure is coming up fast!

Today is the LAST day for several of our hotel discounts. Some run until Friday, but book now, to ensure you get the hotel of your choice! The packages are, of course, listed at EVE Wilmington.

Ticket prices are going up on Saturday to $152/pp. You can still purchase tickets online, but we will also be at the Chase Center on Friday and Saturday for ticket sales and pickup!

We're SO excited to roll out our surprises and ring in New Year's EVE with everyone!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Easter Eggs

If you got a new iPhone 4S for the holidays, you've probably spent a lot of time playing around with Siri. As you've probably noticed, there are a lot of fun questions (and wacky answers) that can be pulled up. Such as, "What is the Meaning of Life?"

Of course, Google does the same thing with its' Easter Eggs. Try typing in "What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything" into the Google search bar and hit "I'm feeling lucky." (hint: Google instant has to be turned off.)

Have a favorite holiday gift that's too cool not to share? What does Siri suggest for a gift?! (We still think the best gifts in town are EVE 2012 tickets!)

Planning Factory International

Friday, December 23, 2011

More Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you're still searching for last-minute gifts (and you've already bought EVE2012 tickets!), The Washington Post has a great article on last minute, inexpensive gifts.

We especially like the bit about charitable donations... not only is it wonderful to help those less fortunate, but it also appears the writer took some ideas from this year's holiday episode of Glee! (Substitute "pig" for "goat" and you've got Finn's gift to Rachel!)

Any great last minute gifts to share? Or is it the thought that counts? (Mom says "no," of course!)

PFI will be out of the office today and Monday. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Planning Factory International

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Manners

The holidays are always a stressful time... houseguests, parties, gift-giving, family drama... and in the days of the e-mailed thank-you note (if someone writes it at all!), good manners can sometimes be hard to find. Thank goodness for Emily Post!

Check out her Holidays & Celebrations page for tips on handling children, office parties, and so much more. We especially love the video post on setting the holiday table! (Perhaps with things rented from PFI?)

Got any great holiday etiquette tips to share? Or do you think thank-you notes are a thing of the past?

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

EVE2012 Hotel Blocks

The first of the EVE Wilmington 2012 hotel block deals are set to expire in one week! Have you booked your hotel room for EVE 2012 yet? Check out the web page for the details on room discounts at Wilmington Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel DuPont, Sheraton Suites Wilmington, and more!

Or, are you going to chance it with HotelTonight? What are your plans for your overnight on NYE?

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PFI Holiday Party

We're taking the afternoon off... it's time for our annual PFI Holiday Party & Potluck! Turning off the phones, opening a bottle of bubbles... and enjoying the best co-workers anyone could ask for!

Any great work holiday traditions? Tips for spicing up next year's party? Do share... but we won't see it until tomorrow! :-)

Planning Factory International

Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

Hanukkah begins tomorrow... Christmas is on Sunday... anyone looking for a last-minute gift? EVE Wilmington 2012 tickets are a great way to cross people off your lists!

You can book online at RegOnline, or call Planning Factory directly (302.656.8400) for assistance. Don't forget, there's still a discount for booking early-- so if you want tickets for yourself, get 'em while they're hot!

Happy Holidays (and Happy EVE!)

Planning Factory International

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

Some old PFI event photos for your viewing pleasure...

Can anyone guess where these events were held? Who knows, there might be something more than brownie points for the correct answer! (Hmm... we love brownies!)

Planning Factory International

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift Wrap Ideas

Make your packages look just as pretty on the outside as they are on the inside! Sunset has 8 unusual gift wrap methods for the holiday season.

We like the idea of using pretty cloth to wrap a gift. But, you can take it one step farther... we love wrapping a bottle of wine or fancy olive oil in a pretty dishcloth. Voila! Hostess gift wrapped and ready to go.

Any creative methods of wrapping to share? Or do you prefer traditional holiday wrapping paper and bags?

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Lifestyle Blog

PFI is following a great blog... At Home with Kim Valee.

This blog is perfect for anyone who loves home decor and entertaining... Kim has great tips on how to do it fast... with flair. She's got it all: centerpieces, recipes, DIY, and even an iPhone app! Hot tip: check out the section on organization. Lots of brilliant ideas!

Sure wish we'd found this blog sooner! Got any other blogs for us to follow?

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Amtrak Travel Deal

Looking for a summer getaway? Amtrak is now offering 25% of select routes for travel in May, 2012. Book until December 31st, and get deals on trips like the Pennsylvanian. Perfect for all of us Pennsylvanians! (Or Delawarians!)

Anyone planning any spring getaways yet? Will you be taking advantage of these deals? We will!

Dreaming of spring....

Planning Factory International

Monday, December 12, 2011


Have you checked out our Pinterest site yet? See photos of past PFI events and current inspiration for future events. Like above!

(Or, start your own pinboards and show off your ideas and styles.)

If you need an invite, e-mail

Happy Pinning!

Planning Factory International

Friday, December 9, 2011

Win a free EVE ticket... again!

So, no winner emerged from the last EVE2012 ticket giveaway... we'll be trying again on Monday morning. This time, instead of checking out EVE's page, look for the photo and clues posted around pages we "like."

Photos will be posted early in the AM on Monday. First person to correctly post the answer on EVE's wall wins the ticket.

Bon Chance, and see you New Year's Eve!

Planning Factory International

Thursday, December 8, 2011

That Ring Thing

You learn something new every day! The Chicago Tribune just published an article about proposals... because December is the most popular month to get engaged. (The holiday season is so festive, of course!)

Well, the down-on-bended-knee is traditional... but now more and more grooms-to-be are hiring event planners to help orchestrate the proposal, right down to props and backdrops! What an interesting way to make an unique statement.

If you should find yourself in said situation... don't hesitate to give us a call. We can supply the decor and help you roll out the red carpet... literally OR figuratively!

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Free EVE2012 Ticket!


Be the first to identify the location of this photo, and win a *free* ticket to EVE2012!

Hint: It's somewhere in the state of Delaware.

Post your guesses on EVE's Facebook page. Good luck!!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweet Treats

Planning Factory is gearing up for our holiday party / potluck in two weeks... and that means baking for some of our elves!

Chooch, a beloved member of the PFI family (and uncle of a current staffer!) brings amazing dishes from his mother's recipe collection each year. Here's one to share:
Gertrude's Christmas Cookies:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 cups sifted all - purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
2 cups quick oats
2 cups rice cereal
1 cup yellow raisins


Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Sift together flour, salt and soda. Add to cream mixture and mix well. Add oats, cereal and raisins, blend well. Drop by tsp. onto greased cookie sheet 2” apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes.
Any potluck suggestions for the rest of us??

Planning Factory International

Monday, December 5, 2011

Travel Time

Holiday Travel Tips

We sure are getting excited for the holiday season here at PFI! If you're traveling to see loved ones over the next month, here are some things to keep in mind.

-- USAirways has been posting travel tips on their Facebook page and website.

-- JetBlue is offering JetBlue AMEX cardholder a free (alcoholic) drink on any flight, just for showing your card.

... and, of course, it goes without saying that arriving to the airport early during December is a must! Got any other holiday tips to share with us?

Planning Factory International

Friday, December 2, 2011

EVE 2012 New Pricing

Just a reminder, EVE Wilmington 2012 prices went up this week. It is now $132 / person or $120 / person when you buy 6+ tickets.

Also, we just booked an AMAZING band for EVE. Find out who they are on Facebook or our blog! We promise you don't want to miss their incredible performance--all night long!

See you on New Year's EVE!

Planning Factory International

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Goodies

It's December... and rumors are swirling around the office about cookies, potlucks, and such.

Thanks to Cher's generosity, PFI got off easy this year and didn't have to bake any sweets for Thanksgiving. Our good friend, Chef Dana (of Desserts by Dana) made us some wonderful pumpkin cake and sweet potato pie.

Here's a new recipe we're just dying to try: White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread.

Got any favorite recipes to share? Or are they closely guarded family secrets?

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Bermuda Event Photos!

We've got some great new event photos up at Planning Factory Bermuda! Be sure to go check them out!

Just a reminder... EVE 2012 Early Bird tickets end TODAY!! $112/person or $100/person in groups of 6 or more. If you haven't gotten in on this fantastic deal, it's not too late!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Specials

Now that Thanksgiving is over and with that, the release of the new Muppet movie, we're getting nostalgic for all the great Holiday TV episodes coming out. A Charlie Brown Christmas, anyone? (How about the Scrubs-tastic remix?) Are you a Garfield fan instead?

What other holiday specials are you looking forward to? Or is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade the highlight for you?

Just a reminder... EVE 2012 Early Bird tickets end tomorrow! If you haven't gotten in on this fantastic deal, it's not too late!

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 28, 2011

EVE Wilmington 2012

Just a reminder, everyone... Early Bird Registration for EVE 2012 ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday!

What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and save some money! $112/person all-inclusive, or $100/person when buying 6 or more tickets.

Check out our website, Facebook page, or go directly to register!

Looking forward to EVE 2012 with everyone!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cyber Monday

If you're not ready to brave the crowds on Black Friday (and, really, who can blame you after all that turkey!), don't forget about Cyber Monday!

Our friends at LUSTER NYC are offering free shipping until December 15th.

(Insider Tip: They'd be perfect for Small Business Saturday, too!)

We'll be shopping Luster, but we're always looking for good deals. Any favorites for Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Designers

Stumbled upon a great new designer to follow... teenage prodigy, Sam Allen!

Check out his website for cool design blogs to follow (that he's featured on, of course!), and check out his profile this week in the New York Times Home section.

Would you hire a teenage designer? Especially with creds like his?

Now, we're off to holiday tea. Cheers!

Planning Factory International

Friday, November 18, 2011

Afternoon Tea

Next week, PFI will be partaking in an annual holiday tradition... afternoon tea at the Hotel du Pont. Look for pictures to be posted later (perhaps on Facebook?) -- with any embarrassing and/or incriminating ones edited out, of course!

Just a little bit of relaxation before we gear up for EVE2012.

What is YOUR favorite holiday tradition?

Planning Factory International

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Oh, fonts. How we love you. You fancy up a boring old paper like nobody else. You add personal flare to invitations and advertisements. If only we didn't have to choose between Times New Roman, Ariel, Verdana, and Courier, just like everyone else.

Oh, wait...

MyFonts has the word's largest collection of typefaces, all for your personal use. (For a small fee, of course!) Like fonts that imitate handwriting? Search that category. Prefer to see example text in Shakespeare quote? Done. Find a font somewhere, and what to know what it is? Upload an image and get an answer!

Even if you don't have specific design needs, their website is always fun to browse. Since it is Movember, our current favorite is Mr. Moustache.

Now, if only Blogger supported all these fun fonts...

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We can't believe it's that time of year already... but holiday shopping is upon us!

If you're looking for an unique gift for that special someone, definitely stop by LUSTER. Based out of Brooklyn, this online gallery showcases limited-edition prints from top photographers.

Looking for a gift for yourself? Create a profile and make a "wish list" of your favorite prints and e-mail it to everyone you know... maybe someone will buy it for you!

Either way, shipping is free until December 15th! Check out this amazing site (or Facebook them) and prepare to be visually wow'd!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

5 Days of Free Trips!

Just in case you missed the email from JetBlue... they're giving away 5 tropical vacation packages each day for the next 5 days. It's easy-- register and complete an online "scratch" card. (Not nearly as fun without pennies, however.) Win instantly!

What can it hurt? Sure, you can't win a trip to visit PFB in Bermuda, but warm weather is warm weather... especially with all the rain we're having in Delaware!

If you win... just remember, we need a vacation as much as you! ;-)

Planning Factory International

Monday, November 14, 2011


While browsing online for invitations for EVE2012, we found an Etsy site, J & Paper, with a cool new concept.

Instead of having finalized invitations mailed to you, J & Paper creates a digital file with your card design (choose from standard designs or have one custom made!) and sends it via e-mail. Then you can print your own invites, or have a local shop do the printing for you. Of course, if you ask nicely (and for an extra fee), they'll print the invitations for you.

What a great way to have customized invites at a DIY price!

Certainly something to keep in mind while invitation-hunting. Where do you order your invites and announcements from?

Planning Factory International

Friday, November 11, 2011

PFI's Weekend

As always, PFI is on the move this weekend. The big event? A Roaring 20s-themed Wine & Music Festival at Dover Downs.

Looking forward to sharing some decor photos next week... we pulled out all the glam-stops, with fishnets, feather boas, derby hats, and more!

We just might have to start our weekend off with a Classic (Prohibition Era) Cocktail to bask in the theme.

In honor of 20's film star Mary Pickford, a cocktail named in her honor:

Mary Pickford
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz (unsweetened) pineapple juice
1/2 t grenadine
Strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with a cherry

What is everyone else's favorite Classic Cocktail?

Planning Factory International

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

It's almost time for Thanksgiving... and we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Every Thursday between now and Thanksgiving, you can tell Cheryl's Cookies what you're thankful for, and register to win all kids of free goodies.

Don't like pumpkin pie? Don't worry, their pumpkin brownies are even better.

What are you waiting for? Go register... and if you happened to send PFI some cookie-love, we wouldn't complain ;-)

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Travel Tip of the Day

Want to rack up more frequent flier miles, but without a credit card? What if you could earn frequent flier miles for something you do every day?

Go to to download the US Airways Dividend Miles toolbar. Register your Dividend Miles account, and earn 1 mile for every 3 searches you perform. It's that easy.

Happy Searching!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Are You Registered?

... to vote, that is!

Don't forget about all the local and state elections taking place today. If you're not registered and your area doesn't have same-day registration, sign up anyway! Presidential primaries are starting in just a few weeks.

No matter who you vote for, your voice matters! Exercise your right to vote.

We voted today... did you?

The Planning Factory

Monday, November 7, 2011

Planning Factory Bermuda

Shame on us! While flipping back through old blog posts, we happened to notice how few feature our sister company, Planning Factory Bermuda.

We'd love to see some Facebook support from our PFI fans! Stop by and check out some photos of their (our!) amazing events. See how many U.S.-based staffers you can spot lending a hand in Bermuda!

The Planning Factory

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's finally Friday!

We at PFI have found some great new design blogs to follow, as of late.

Here's one to check out: Trendir. While it focuses on modern home design, it has a little bit of everything-- interiors, party planning, landscaping, and (best of all) brand-new home decor products. Perfect for anyone who loves being in-the-know and having all the latest things.

Happy browsing, everyone!

The Planning Factory

P.S. For anyone headed to NYC this weekend... don't forget the Marathon is Sunday morning. Plan accordingly!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

EVE Wilmington 2012

It may only be November... but it's never to early to start making plans for New Year's Eve.

That's right, EVE Wilmington is back for 2012! If you register in the month of November, get $40 off the ticket price! Groups of 6 or more get $52 off the ticket price!

Check out the EVE2012 website or Facebook page for details on the food, the premium open bar, and more.

Of course, the EVE2012 blog might have some juicy details as well... don't forget to check back regularly for updates!

Can't wait to see you there!

The Planning Factory

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DFLI 10th Anniversary Gala Photos

The photos are back! Just a preview....

As always, more photos are on our Facebook page!

To view a selection of previous event photos, look to Facebook or our Pinterest site! Let us know if you need a Pinterest invite...

The Planning Factory

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tucker's Point, Bermuda Dinner

Last weekend, Planning Factory Bermuda hosted a dinner for the Board of Directors of a well-known U.S. publishing house. Take a look at Lindsay's amazing designs!

Like what you see? Check out Planning Factory Bermuda's Facebook page for more photos!

The Planning Factory

Monday, October 31, 2011

What a weekend!

Wow... I think we're all still trying to recover from our great event last Friday-- it was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out-- we hope you had a fantastic time!

A little later this week, we'll post photos of the amazing decor-- if we do say so ourselves :-)

Our staff is already thinking about next weekend... is anyone headed up to First Friday in Philadelphia? Something to think about... before we get another snowstorm! Any other great weekend plans we should know about?

Happy Monday :-)

The Planning Factory

Thursday, October 27, 2011


In between our preparations for DFLI's 10th Anniversary Gala tomorrow, we've been trying to keep up with all the new social networking trends.

Thus... Planning Factory now has a Pinterest site! We're trying to post pictures of past events and photos from some of our favorite partners and venues. Come join us and help curate our boards!

We'll be adding photos from this weekend to Pinterest, Facebook, and this blog next week! If you can't make the Gala, check back to see what you missed!

Until then, VERY eventfully yours...

The Planning Factory

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Busy Week!

Everyone at PFI is busy getting ready for the DFLI 10th Anniversary Gala.

While preparing for the event, our staffers made an IKEA run. Who doesn't love IKEA? Stylish, modern furniture at a great price!

If you prefer something a little more unique, we recommend you check out IKEA Hackers! They take IKEA furniture and re-finish, re-cover, or re-purpose it into unique designs.

Hmmm... maybe something to think about for our next event!

What do you have from IKEA that you love? What would you re-design?

The Planning Factory

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Admit it... loyalty isn't all it's cracked up to be. You just wanted that cheaper flight, or hotel room, or rental car. And now look where it's got you. Your hard-earned (ok, bargain) points are about to expire. Should you let them go to waste?

Of course not! lets you keep track of and trade miles / points from several dozen rewards programs. This includes every major US airline (except Southwest), Amtrak, Hilton hotels, and MANY more.

You can buy points / miles, trade them with other members (but only if the deal is fair!), exchange among your own plans, or redeem them for gift cards and magazine subscriptions.

Who knows... maybe you'll get enough for that winter vacation!

After our busy week at the office, we'll be doing some trading of our own!

Happy Travels!

The Planning Factory

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Not Too Late

There's a lot of things it's not too late for. That last piece of pie... learning a new language... or RSVP-ing for DFLI's 10-year anniversary gala!

If you don't know much about DFLI or The Money School, check out their webpage! (Hint: you can also buy tickets through their site!)

You don't want to miss the Silent Auction, including 45 box tickets for a '12 Phillies game, 2 club seats to an upcoming Eagles game, and 2 nights Bermuda!

PFI will be there... will you?

Contact us with questions, or for event details!

The Planning Factory

Friday, October 21, 2011

Before and After

PFI was so grateful to get a thank-you note from a mother-of-the-bride this week. We should have been thanking her-- they broke down the event before we arrived!

Here's the fire hall before PFI began their magic...
And here's the "after" shot:

What a wonderful event to work on! Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more photos of this beautiful wedding reception!

Happy Friday!

The Planning Factory

Thursday, October 20, 2011

California Getaways

Keeping with yesterday's travel theme... did you know that fall is the best time to visit Northern California? The rainy season isn't until winter (unlike here in lovely Delaware), the leaves are turning in the Redwoods, and there are bountiful harvests. You can even participate in crush and help in the wine-making process! (Or just taste lots and lots of wine :-)

If you're looking to get away from the impending slush and snow, Sunset has a fantastic list of fall California getaways.

Where do you like to get away this time of year? If you're planning a stay-cation, what do you plan to do?

PFI has a busy few weeks ahead. Don't forget to check back for photos of our recent events!

Until then...

The Planning Factory

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We're Back!

With all the events we've been working on, there's been scarcely a moment to blog! You can check out our Facebook page to see photos of what's been keeping us offline.

What are we up to today? Well, rainy days like this one make us want to plan a vacation...
We've been reading Christopher Elliott's website for ways to protect ourselves, our time, and our money while traveling. After all, who hasn't felt frustration when dealing with rental car companies, airlines, or hotel chains?

Even better is these tips from Real Simple-- 10 things to do on every trip. It's certainly something to keep in mind as two of our team members plan trips to California!

Where are YOU going for your next vacation? Bermuda, perhaps?

The Planning Factory

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Excellent PAWS Event

Take a look at the pictures from the PAWS event in Philadelphia. Shout out to Lindsay for designing these beautiful tables!

Eventfully Yours!

The Planning Factory

Monday, June 20, 2011

Item of the Day

The summer is here and it is HOT. Everyone's in need of a nice cold splash in a bath! Throw in some bubbles and a rubber ducky, and you're set! Also comes with (4) tub feet.

Eventfully Yours,

Planning Factory International

Blast from the Past...

In prepping for our Summer Warehouse Sale 2011, we've stumbled upon some classic PFI history. Old event photos 25+ years and older of PFI team members and clients, and memorabilia from when we first started in 1982!

Anyone interested in having us post some "throwback" images???

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Item of the Day

To mark the one week countdown for our Summer Warehouse Sale we will be posting items of the day! Each item is one that will be at the sale and available for your purchase. The first item is a Country Love-seat with approximate dimensions of 4'3" W, 3'5" L, 2'5" D.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Music Hint

Sometimes it can be hard to book the right band/musician(s) for an event and Planning Factory suggests checking out 8 tracks online. If you're searching for something specific and have access to the internet its a great way to easily find music suitable for your next event.

Hope this helps!

Eventfully Yours,

Planning Factory International

Monday, June 13, 2011

Warehouse Sale

Come join us for our annual Warehouse Sale Thursday June 23rd & Friday June 24th. Explore our selection of items ranging from furniture to electronics including some unique decor. The event will be taking place on both days from 9am - 4pm. It is also a great chance for you to see what the Planning Factory has to offer for your next event!

Hope to see you then!

Eventfully Yours,

Planning Factory International

Thursday, June 9, 2011

All Jazzed Up

Here at Planning Factory International, we have been working to create fun jazz themed centerpieces for an event. In our warehouse we found these tabletop jazz musicians that pair perfectly with our life-size lighted jazz men. Our warehouse is full of assorted furnishings/decor/etc. If you have a need for any sort rental, please feel free to give us a call and schedule an appointment or stop on by. We'd love to see you!!

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bermuda Bound!

Planning Factory International CEO is Bermuda-bound today! Busy with on-island meetings, events and more! Stay tuned for periodic updates throughout the week - lots is happening!!!

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Harbourview Ballroom

The PFI/PFB teams are excited to be designing an event to occur this weekend in the newly renovated Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Have you stopped to check out the updated space?

No more green and pink carpeting!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Did you watch???

The entire PFI and PFB teams got up early this morning to watch the Royal Wedding festivities. We LOVED the dress, the simple florals, the pomp and circumstance, everything was done well, elegantly and with a contemporary flair.

What were your favorite elements of this global event?

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Industry Association Websites We Adore!

Interested in learning more about the Special Events and Meeting Planning Industries? Check out a few of the Planning Factory's favorite websites - great as resources!

ISES (International Special Events Society)

MPI (Meeting Professionals International)

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

NACE (National Association of Catering Executives)

Check out a few of these sites and let us know what you think!

Eventfully Yours...

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Custom Invitations

Did you know that Planning Factory International can assist you with your invitation needs? Working in partnership with Fine Stationary, we can offer you thousands of custom designed event invitations for your Corporate, Social, Bar & Bat Mitzvah and Wedding needs.

Check out the PFI website for a direct link to this fantastic company!

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Monday, April 25, 2011

Did you see this weekend's article in the Royal Gazette?

Planning Factory Bermuda's latest venture with Maritime Museum made Saturday's Royal Gazette in Bermuda. Be sure to check out the link below for the latest news about this exciting new project!

Click to be directed to the PFB article here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabric & Lighting Tips for your Event Space

Fabric can be swagged to affect any space!
  • It adds dimension and height;
  • It pulls your eye away from venue unpleasantries;
  • It creates an upscale look and feel.

Lighting makes or breaks a space!
  • Focus light on Lounges/Vignettes; Stage; Specific Tables;
  • Uplight walls or fabric curtains/panels;
  • Lighting takes a drab room to a FAB room!

For more information about fabric and lighting, contact a PFI team member today!

Planning Factory International

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Research & Design Shopping Trip

The PFI team had a successful research and design shopping trip today. HOURS were spent combing our favorite "hit spots" throughout the mid-atlantic region, finding the perfect event elements for upcoming signature environments, food stations and vignettes.

Here's a shot of the car full of goodies...

Eventfully yours...

Planning Factory International

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cher's in Signature Magazine!

Hot off the press! Did you read PFI CEO, Cher Przelomski, CSEP's, article in the latest edition of Signature Magazine? This well written piece describes the rise of Cher's career over the last 29 years and the success of both Planning Factory International and Planning Factory Bermuda. We've received numerous calls from people inquiring about the article as well as our company and services.

Here's a great shot of Cher in her office - featured on the front page of the article!

Planning Factory International

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

We're Back...

The PFI Team had an extremely busy fall/winter, forcing them to put their blogging temporarily on-hold. Well, we're back and ready to kick spring into high gear and keep our followers up to date on all that's going on with Planning Factory International and Planning Factory Bermuda!

Here's a brief update:

December 2010:
The PFI team produced an INCREDIBLE New Year's Eve event with the Chase Center on the Riverfront. EVE 2011, Wilmington's PREMIER New Year's Eve Party was the hottest ticket in town. Be sure to Save the Date for EVE 2012 - Saturday, December 31, 2011!

January 2011:
January was chock-full of repeat clients. From a Greek-themed retirement event to a private dinner at the DuPont Country Club, we were busy working with several PFI favorites!

February 2011:
We LOVE working with the students at a local private high school. Together we produced two fantastic winter ball events! Despite getting hit was stormy winter weather and a change of date, we were able to throw two spectacular evenings! Additionally, we welcomed a first-time Law School client into our February routine. Working to achieve their fundraising goals and objectives, we produced a stellar event!

March 2011:
Did you catch the PFI team at the Dover Downs Bridal Show on Sunday, March 20, 2011? We taught (3) Event Classes focusing on Logistics, Budget and Current Design & Color Trends. The day was extremely successful and allowed us to mingle with hundreds of brides - the phones haven't stopped ringing for wedding decor! Our seasonal-themed tablescapes were a huge hit! On the Bermuda front, we produced a spectacular grand opening event for an on-island client. This evening reception allowed the client to showcase their new office space, while featuring the progress and successes they've made over the last three years. Kudos to a wonderful client!

Stay tuned for updates on all that PFI has "on-deck!"

Eventfully yours...