QC Career School

Melissa Hughes

event planner , wedding planner

Melissa Hughes

Waterbury, CT

"Creating Events to Inspire Memories"

As a wedding planner, I offer my experience, professional resources, and most importantly my time to busy couples. Many engaged couples simply don’t have enough free hours in a day to plan their own weddings. Even if they do have the time, many couples prefer to leave the planning of such an important event to a trained professional.

As an event planner, I offer the same skills as a wedding planner. I am just not planning your wedding. I have planned birthday parties, anniversaries, social dances, corporate events, and fundraisers. I can help you find the resources you may need to hold your special event or can plan the even

About Me
I am a full time Elementary Special Education teacher and love working with children. I went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. There I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I then continued my education at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. There I received a Master of Science in Reading. I have been teaching for seven years and my experience as a teacher will be beneficial to me as a wedding planner.

In June of 2005, I married my husband, Sean, and it was a beautiful day. I had so much fun and pride in planning my wedding day. Many people at the wedding later came up to me and said, "It was the best wedding I have ever been to" "I had so much fun thank you for inviting me". This got me thinking about planning weddings. A year later my girlfriend, of ten years, was getting married on a very low budget and in a month. She asked me for my help and I was eager to give it.

Soon after, I began researching the wedding planning business and that is what inspired me to start a part time business. I am looking forward to planning events that make people inspired to feel joyous on the day of their special event.

I have always enjoyed planning events and seeing the guest’s faces when they are enjoying themselves. I experience joy in the fact that I have been able to make an event memorable to someone in a positive way. So many of us are running busy lives and don’t have the time and resources to put into planning a really good event. That is what I would like to be able to give to you. Let me take your inspirations and create an event to remember.


Not all couples need a wedding planner to coordinate their entire wedding for them. For many, my support on the day of the ceremony will be adequate. For others, however, are more than willing to leave all the details in the hands of me their wedding planner. I offer several different levels of service in order to best meet the needs of my clients.

I will sit down with the client and discuss the major elements of planning their wedding or special event. I will offer personalized folders that contain helpful tools such as budget sheets and lists of local vendors. If this is enough then you can take the information home and work out the details at your convenience.

Day of services apply to any party, activity or ceremony that you as the client would like me to oversee on the day the event is held. I can give directions, problem-solve, and lend a hand whenever I am needed.

Complete Wedding Planning Package
I will plan and coordinate all details and events prior to the wedding. This includes planning the ceremony, the reception, and any other pre-wedding events such as showers or dinners. I then will provide day-of-service during all wedding-related events.

Rehearsal and Ceremony Package
I will plan the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, provide on-site assistance during the rehearsal, and then provide day-of-service for the wedding ceremony.

Ceremony and Reception Package
I will plan the wedding ceremony and reception, and provide day-of-services to oversee the event staff and vendor performance, and to provide additional help whenever it is needed.

Wedding and Reception Package
I will plan the wedding and reception, but don’t provide any day-of-services. This package may include other parties and events depending on your wishes. The main difference in this package is I will not appear in person on the day of the party or the wedding.