QC Career School

Melissa Crookshanks

event planner , wedding planner

Melissa Crookshanks

Beckley, WV

"Let us plan your next special memorable event."

Sensational Memories has always been a dream of mine. As a little girl, growing up and hosting those tea parties, I knew this career was right for me. As a new wedding and event planner in the Beckley area, I have years of experience creating lasting memories for family, co-workers, and friends.
I strive to create events that are unique to each indivivdual through attention to detail and organization. Modern, contemporary, or of chic design, the occasion will be one of the most successful and memorable.

I have lived in Raleigh County for 35 years and have knowledge of what the area has to offer. From various vendors like caterers, florist, party rentals, DJ/bands, photographers, wedding fashions, invitations,wedding cake designers and different venues available, I can help locate and get the best prices in town.
I have planned numerous events over a period of 20 years and these events include: weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, reunions, anniversary parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, charitable events, and most recently planning WV State Convention for Beta Sigma Phi held this year in Beckley.
I am working on my certificate as an International Wedding and Event Planner (IWEP) through the QC Event School. I plan to be certified in weddings, events and also as a Bridal Consultant.



Initial Consultation-to discuss with the client various aspects of the event they are planning.
Date and Time of event.
Discuss Budget and how to maintain.
On site assistance- will oversee the entire event as a professional planner to insure a spectacular occassion.
Atmosphere or venue-will help you choose the perfect location beyond your wildest dreams.
Discuss Theme-Put your imagination to work.
Different Vendors like:
Florist-help you to choose the flowers that are the most breathtaking.
Caterer or fine cuisine-will be sure and please any palate.
Invitations-help you choose invitations that are customed designed to reflect your style and vision.
Decorations-will have your guests in awe as they arrive into another world.
Gifts-help to choose those special gifts that will show each one how much they are appreciated.
DJ/band, other music-the music will set the atmosphere for a spectacular gala.
Photographer/videographer-will capture every moment of a once in a lifetime occasion.
Party rentals-help you to find the best possible options for your design concept.
Cake Designers-will make beautiful and delicious cakes to impress the whole crowd.
Wedding Fashions-will enhance the beauty of the wedding party.
Transportation-will help to arrange transportation and accomodations for all guests.
Timeline for getting it all done.
Operation wind-up-after event cleanup.