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