Party Planners - Top 10 Famous Event Planners to Follow
Life’s special moments are meant to be celebrated. From baby showers, to bar mitzvahs, holiday parties, weddings, and everything in between—these incredible planners are experts at making them memorable. The go-to for many celebrity clients, check them out for some great event inspiration!
Famous Event Planners to Follow
If you are passionate about event planning—or if you are interested in becoming a celebrity event planner—you will want to follow these famous event planners who are known for throwing lavish parties:
1. David Tutera
About: Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination, and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining.
Notable Clients: Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Williams
2. Mindy Weiss
About: Mindy Weiss is known around the world as one of the industry’s most creative minds and calming presences on an event day. Led by her infectious spirit of kindness, Mindy and her energetic team have been conjuring up imaginative ideas and one-of-a-kind details for clients for almost 30 years.
Notable Clients: Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, the Kardashians
3. Preston Bailey
About: Globally celebrated for his unique ability to transform ordinary spaces into lush, theatrical environments, Preston Bailey is known as the premier event designer for a client roster that includes celebrities, royal families, CEO’s and athletes. Known for his ability to transform the dreams of his clients into reality, Bailey is often sought out to create never-seen-before designs that serve as backdrops for some of the most memorable moments of their lives.
Notable Clients: Oprah, Lebron James, Uma Thurman
4. Marcy Blum
About: Marcy Blum is an internationally sought after event planner & entertaining expert who with 30 years of experience, crafts events with sanity, humor, innovation, and style. With attention to detail and flair for the unimaginable, Marcy creates events that stimulate the senses and awe guests while creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for clients.
Notable Clients: The Rockefeller family, Kevin Bacon, Billy Joel
5. Colin Cowie
About: Colin Cowie has led an extraordinary life. He arrived in America from South Africa in 1985 with one good suit and a tan. But it was his smarts, personality, and stylish sensibility that led him into the fast-track, glamorous world of planning over-the-top parties for the who's who of royalty, celebrity, and business. Colin has been at the forefront of event and wedding planning for the past 25 years, creating trends and raising the bar for creating the ultimate experience for guests.
Notable Clients: Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Ryan Seacrest
6. Randi Lesnick
About: For nearly 17 years in the event industry, music, corporate and individuals have entrusted Randi Lesnick, CEO, and founder of Hospitality Consultants, “party planner to the stars,” with their most important occasions. Randi brings a depth of business experience to the planning, management, and execution stages.
Notable Clients: Reba McIntyre, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw
7. David Beahm
About: David Beahm is known for his inventive work and trademark lavish flower creations, he has designed countless weddings for society, high profile, and discerning clients, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, as well as a host of celebrity and Fortune 500 corporate events.
Notable Clients: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Louis Vuitton, Target
8. Sasha Souza
About: Sasha Souza grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and cultivated a background in theater arts before starting her first event planning business. Since 1995, she has planned hundreds of weddings & social events. She is a featured event planner in numerous wedding magazines and blogs as well as having been a planner on the Style Network TV show “Whose Wedding is it Anyway???”.
Notable Clients: Sasha doesn't plan & tell
9. Bryan Rafanelli
About: Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail, and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations has made him a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. Bryan serves as Founder and chief creative officer of Rafanelli Events and is known for his customized approach to every project, paying careful attention to every detail to ensure each event is exceptional.
Notable Clients: Chelsea Clinton, Allison Williams, President Obama
10. Lisa Vorce
About: Lisa Vorce is a world-renowned celebrity event planner, receiving accolades from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides, BizBash, Martha Stewart, and more. She founded Lisa Vorce CO (LVCO) in 2001 with a depth of experience and a unique perspective on creating one-of-a-kind events that feel deeply personal and imaginative. As LVCO owner, founder, and creative director, she has been recognized for her unmatched ability to design and produce flawless celebrations for discerning individuals.
Notable Clients: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton & Justin Verlander
Becoming a Celebrity Party Planner or Party Planner to the Stars
All of these celebrity party planners had to master time management, negotiation skill, verbal and nonverbal communication, budget management, public relations, and marketing. With time, practice, and dedication, you can be planning successful events in no time.
If you follow any of these fantastic Party Planners on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest we want to know what else you've found! We know how many extravagant and magnificent parties they've planned, so let's hear about the decorations, ideas, and styles they've worked on! Keep us posted on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Author: Rachel Mazzola