Perfecting the Plan Weddings & Events

At Perfecting the Plan Weddings & Events our goal is to take the torch and deliver the event you dreamt of without the stress you’ve become familiar with. We want you to spend your time entertaining your guests and enjoying yourself, while we perfect the moment that you’ve envisioned for so long.

We are a Full-Service Wedding and Events Planning Company that specializes in Month Of Planning. We work with our couples as much or as little as they need us by offering Day of to Full Planning Packages. At Perfecting the Plan Weddings & Events our goal is to take the torch and deliver the event you dreamt of without the stress you’ve become familiar with. We want you to spend your time entertaining your guests and enjoying yourself, while we perfect the moment that you’ve envisioned for so long.

Our Wedding Style Is:

Our wedding planning style is detailed-oriented, organized, and fun! We want the process to be enjoyable for our couples and our goal is to make it as stress-free as possible. We are passionate about what we do and it shines through in our work from the beginning of the process all the way to the very last thing we clean up after the party is over!

Our Personality Is:

Fun and goofy, but we know when you to get serious and get to work! We like to keep the planning process light and fun for our clients but we make sure no detail is overlooked and your day is exactly how you envisioned it to be!

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

After working at luxury hotels in the wedding and events sales departments for over 15 years, I decided to take the leap and start my own company. Through my tenure on the property, I saw a need for a “month of” coordinator to help people arrange the last-minute details and fine-tune their events in a stress-free environment. As time went on, I was asked to assist with designing and planning further than a month out which has since developed into new packages that offer Design Assistance to Full Planning and Design Packages.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We love LOVE!! Being a part of making our client’s dreams become a reality is so rewarding and special and we absolutely love bringing your vision to life!

Getting the opportunity to see the couple and our hard work become a reality. I love seeing their faces when we reveille the reception room and how happy they are to see their dreams become a reality. It seriously gets me choked up every time!

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

We specialize in Month Of Planning. We know there are so many talented couples out there that know what they want and can get most of it done. Our goal is to take the last-minute stress off of them so they can enjoy the time leading up to their day and the day itself. We also offer Week Of, Partial & Full Planning, as well as an A La Carte Menu so we have something for everyone!

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

I have been IN 30+ weddings either as a bridesmaid or officiant for my friends. I still have the dresses to prove it too!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Music and performing

Meet the Vendor

I grew up performing and thinking I was going to spend my life on stage or in front of a camera. When I realized that wasn’t going to work out for me, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life! After being in several weddings in my early 20s and being the bridesmaid that seemed to help with most of the planning, I decided to take that “talent” and turn it into a career and I haven’t looked back in 18 years! I found my other passion and am so excited I get to do what I love every day!

Perfecting the Plan Weddings & Events Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit, Boho Neutral Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Arch with Lush Floral Arrangements, Eucalyptus, King Proteas, White Florals and Palm Fronds | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florals Iza's Flowers

Intimate St. Pete Beach Rooftop Wedding | Hotel Zamora

We knew we wanted something completely full-service, and the MiniMony team does it all for you. Jillian, the owner of Perfecting the Plan, is phenomenal, and we will be using her for all our planned events in the future.

Her kindness and connections across the Bay really made our experience top-notch. She made it seem effortless from the day we won to our wedding day; everything ran so smoothly!

-Kati and Kendall
Downtown Tampa Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony

Elegant, Classic Emerald Green Wedding | The Tampa Club

We wanted someone who truly connected with us as a couple and was on top of their game. When we initially started looking for wedding planners, sometimes we gave them a cold call to see what they'd say. Some wedding planners seemed busy or referred us to their websites. When we first spoke with Jillian, the owner of Perfecting The Plan, it felt meant to be.

JIllian seemed to really care and genuinely wanted to be a part of our wedding. We talked for quite a while; she went over who she was and all the services she offers. We were impressed, and once we looked up her company, all the reviews were perfect and sounded exactly like the partner that we wanted. Choosing Jillian to be our wedding planner was probably the best and smartest choice we made for our wedding.

Over the course of a year, Jillian was able to get to know us and get a feeling of the direction we wanted to go. She would bring vendors to us and allow us to choose the ones we liked. She offered a lot of her personal business relationships that she had worked with before, which ended up helping out a lot with all of the day of festivities. Every vendor she brought to us was first-class, unique, and allowed the process to be enjoyable. This included the Tampa Club, our photographers, our florist, our band, and pretty much everyone else involved. She had her own team of assistants that came out on the wedding day and help move everything along. Jillian was on top of everything and made our day flow so smoothly. We even had some hiccups, John's pants ripped, and within 30 minutes, she had more pants on the way!

-Isabella and John
Bride and Groom Just Married Portrait | Florida Wedding Ceremony Rustic Outdoor

Jewel-Toned Winter Wedding | Tabellas at Delaney Creek

Being a planner myself, I needed someone who was going to allow me to have all my crazy ideas and bring them to life on the wedding day.

I’ve worked with Jillian from Perfecting The Plan for almost 10 years so I knew she was up for the challenge! Jillian and her two assistants knocked it out of the park. The fact that I was able to enjoy and not stress over one detail on the day of the wedding just proves how amazing they were. They were always one step ahead of everything. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to get out of my ‘coordinator headspace' and truly enjoy the moment, but this proved to be the exact opposite knowing Jillian and her team had everything covered!

-Cara and Justin
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Rustic Copper and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

We wanted someone with a strong ability to multitask and the ability to manage our family for us so we did not have to worry!

Perfecting the Plan‘s service was fantastic and definitely took a lot of weight off of our shoulders during the wedding.

-Janessa and Ryan
Elegant Navy Wedding, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows in Courtyard of Historic Pink Palace St. Pete Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Wedding Florist Botanica International Design Studio | Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan

Gold and Garnet St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

We found Jillian through a local photographer on TV. Jillian is everything I could ask for. Perfecting the Plan was amazing, and I am beyond thankful for their friendship and services. Perfecting the Plan made every piece of our dream wedding a reality.

-Amie and Ryan
Dusty Rose and Mauve Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Wooden Bamboo Chairs, Tropical Floral Arrangements, Gazebo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | St. Pete Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Wedding Chair Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan

Dusty Blue and Red St. Pete Beachfront Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

I initially did not even want a wedding planner, but as it got closer and I realized I still need to be working while planning last-minute details I got stressed. I needed someone who could help me with timelines and help me with last-minute contacting of vendors and just help me take away any stress!

I reached out to Melissa and she suggested their service. I called Jillian from Perfecting the Plan and liked her personality instantly. She helped me SO much with a timeline and answering all these questions I realized I had that I initially hadn't even thought of!

-Amy and Taylor