Author Connie Amos-Parsons

December 9, 2017 by  
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Connie Amos-Parsons, Owner/CEO, At Your Service Events Planner LLC, recently wrote a book “Peaks, Valleys and Overcoming the Odds: Stepping Out On Faith and Confidence.” It’s about her life story, inspiration, motivation, survival, overcoming the odds, focus, hope, determination, success, wedding planning tips, business tips and her strong faith and belief in God! She wrote this book in 19 days and it was released 72 days after starting. Her book already has received several 5 star reviews!

You may purchase this book on Amazon and it will be available soon at Barnes and Noble and Books A Million. The publisher is DB Publications LLC.

The first book signing party is January 28, 2018 after the 11 am services at her church Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Alexandria VA.

A dream realized! A vision achieved!

 

 

Upcoming Events & Bridal Shows 2018

January 12, 2012 by  
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  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 – Show Bride Peninsula Winter Bridal Expo , Hampton, VA  – Crown Plaza Hotel Hampton Marina  – 700 Settlers Landing Road, 2:00 – 5:00 PM 

 

 

CORPORATE EVENTS

September 3, 2011 by  
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Connie Amos-Parsons, is the owner of the award-winning

At Your Service Events Planner LLC

an Accredited Wedding Planner, Certified Sandals Specialist and 

Virginia State Manager, Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) 

(240) 235-6003 Chevy Chase MD office and

(434) 944-1077 Alexandria VA office –  AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com

Locations Alexandria, VA and Cheavy Chase, MD 

Serving VA, DC, MD and Beyond!

“On behalf of Bert Dodson, Jr. and all of us at Dodson Pest Control, we want to thank you for the outstanding job you performed as the events planner for our 70th anniversary picnic celebrations….very professional, friendly and dedicated.  Dodson Pest Control highly recommends you, Connie!”

Al Augustine

Corporate Services:  Anniversaries, Fundraisers, Ground Breaking, Holiday Parties, Conferences, Meetings, Seminars, Open House, Picnics. Team Day, Theme Parks

You name it! We’ll handle your events big or small! 

Corporate events are one of our specialties.  We’ve worked with several local and international companies and guests of up to 1200.  If you’re looking for creative ideas, a talented team, resourcefulness, to stay under budget, and a stress-free successful event, contact At Your Service Events Planner LLC! Holiday parties, Team Day, Open House, Anniversary or any event Big or Small.  We can help make it well planned, well organized, well executed and memorable!  Call 434-944-1077 or 240-235-6003!

We have worked with the following companies:

Blue Ridge Montessori School

David’s Bridal

Dodson Pest Control

Edloe Glades

Evergreen Basement

Frito Lay

Gleaning For The World

Harman Eye Center

J Crew

Men’s Warehouse

 

2018 COUPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

January 30, 2011 by  
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WE DID IT AGAIN!  

2018 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards Winner

Connie Amos-Parsons, is the Owner, Accredited Wedding Planner, AWP 

and Certified Sandals Specialist, of the award-winning

At Your Service Events Planner LLC 

an Alexandria, VA and Chevy Chase, MD Wedding & Events Planning Small Business

Servicing VA, MD  DC and Beyond!

240-235-6003 Chevy Chase  

434-944-1077 Alexandria – AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com 

At Your Service Events Planner LLC was selected by Wedding Wire for the 2017 Couple’s Choice Award given to the top 5% of wedding professionals annually.  The award is based on reviews by wedding couples.  We sincerely appreciate the reviews by our clients and look forward to continuing to provide the same level of excellent service.  

Connie Amos-Parsons, Owner/CEO

 

 

2013 Best of Lynchburg Award 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At Your Service Events Planner Receives 2013 Best of Lynchburg Award

Lynchburg Award Program Honors the Achievement

LYNCHBURG September 4, 2013 — At Your Service Events Planner has been selected for the 2013 Best of Lynchburg Award in the Party & Event Planning category by the Lynchburg Award Program.

Each year, the Lynchburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lynchburg area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Lynchburg Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lynchburg Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lynchburg Award Program

The Lynchburg Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lynchburg area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lynchburg Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Lynchburg Award Program

CONTACT:
Lynchburg Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

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At Your Service Events Planner was voted in 2011 as one of the Best Wedding Coordinators/Planners in the Lynchburg area for the new Bride’s Guide to Lynchburg.

 

 

We are honored to rank among the Best of Lynchburg.  Only 15 wedding vendors were selected in the first Bride’s Guide to Lynchburg.  A DVD of the winners created by Devin Olson Media was created in February 2012.  Click on the link below for At Your Service Event Planner’s one minute You Tube presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcSWnTmojk#t=07m45s
“At Your Service” Event Planner

  

 MEDIA:

At Your Service Events Planner LLC was featured in a Press Release in Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg on behalf of Connections For Weddings, a group of over 540 wedding vendors in the Mid-Atlantic, who formed a smaller team of 24 vendors to give  A Salute To A Star Among the Stars Military Wedding Giveaway to one military couple.  At Your Service Events Planner LLC performed dual roles and responsibiities as Team Leader and Wedding Planner.  The beautiful nuptials of Thema and Jay Jennings was held at Colonial Heritage Club in Williamsburg on November 10. 2017.   

At Your Service Events Planner was interviewed and was featured in an article on Wedding Etiquette in the Sept 25, 2016, Central VA Bridal Guide.  

At Your Service Events Planner was interviewed on the Tony Camm HOT 103.9 FM Radio show and broadcast on August 13, 2013, discussing services offered to the Central VA community  during Entrepreneur Week.

At Your Service Events Planner interviewed by Emily Robinson on Living in the Heart of Virginia, WSET ABC 13, Lynchburg, VA June 28, 2013 on the creation and sponsorship of “Phenomenal Women’s” Luncheon, September 28, 2013, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at Boonsboro Ruritan Club.  Proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate. 

At Your Service Events Planner was interviewed and featured in the Janaury 27, 2012 edition of “The News Virginian” HITCHED, in an article entitled “Unconventionality is key”, by Gina Farthing,  pages 6-7. 

At Your Service Events Planner was interviewed and featured in “Lynchburg Living” March/April 2012 in Hitched 2012 Annual Wedding Feature in the article, “Garden Party” by Carried Williams, pages 74-75.

Five Ways to Make Any Party Flawless

May 15, 2009 by  
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At Your Service Events Planner LLC

www.ayseventsplanner.com  

(240) 235-6003 Chevy Chase MD office and

(434) 944-1077 Alexandria VA office   

AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com 

Locations Alexandria VA and Chevy Chase MD 

Serving VA, DC, MD, and Beyond! 

Call Connie Amos-Parsons Today at (240) 235-6003 or (434) 944-1077 for a personal consultation to discuss your wedding and event ideas!

Having a Flawless Party Can be easier than you think—-

At Your Service Events Planner LLC had the opportunity recently to plan and coordinate a 16th birthday party at a residence in Forest, and it was flawless!  The following are–

6 Ways to Make Any Party Flawless: 

1.  Plan Ahead Early

— Give yourself at least 3 months!

2.  Develop a Budget and involve all financial decision-makers 

3.  Hire an Excellent Event Planner! 

— One who will be on time

— Stay on budget

— Who can handle all the many details to your satisfaction

— Who has a directory of many vendors that they work with and

— Is personable

4.  Have a Theme

— Be creative and make it fun for everyone!

5.  Have a Color Scheme

6.  Relax and Be a Guest at your own party!  

Let us handle all of the details of planning for your special occasion!

When you look at your pictures and videos afterwards, you’ll be glad that you took the time to plan ahead and hire At Your Service Events Planner LLC.  At Your Service Events Planner LLC adheres to a Code of Ethics.  We are committed to you to be fair, honest, on time and within budget.  We will bring your Event to Life!

Your one-stop wedding and events planning company!

“Honesty, Integrity, Excellent Customer Service”

“Creating Your Unforgettable Dream Wedding, Event and Honeymoon”

By Connie Amos-Parsons, Owner, Accredited Wedding Planner, ABC 

and Certified Sandals Specialist 

   At Your Service Events Planner LLC, an Alexandria and Chevy Chase Wedding  & Events Planning Small Business

(240) 235-6003 and (434) 944-1077      AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com       www.ayseventsplanner.com

 

AYSEP LLC Services and Responsibilities

March 6, 2009 by  
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At Your Service Events Planner LLC is an award-winning

Wedding and Events Planner 

(240) 235-6003 Chevy Chase MD office  and

(434) 944-1077 Alexandria VA office – AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com 

www.ayseventsplanner.com 

Locations Alexandria VA and Chevy Chase MD 

Serving VA, DC, MD, and beyond!

Call Connie Amos-Parsons Today for a Complimentary 30 Minute 

Personal Consultation

to discuss your Wedding, Event and Honeymoon Needs!

Our Services as your Wedding and Events Planner (not all inclusive)

  • Wedding and Event planning, coordination and custom design
  • Floral and decor Designer 
  • Corporate Events, Parties, Team Day, Retreats, Anniversaries
  • Social Events
  • Sandals and Beaches Luxury Resorts and Grand Pineapple all-inclusive Vacations (we have 2 Certified Sandals Specialists on our team)
  • Destination Weddings  
  • Anniversaries
  • Vow Renewals

Our Responsibilities as your Wedding and Events Planner and Coordination and Assistance with Selection of Vendors (not all-inclusive)

•    Planning the event according to your requests
•    Vendor and Venue selection
•    Guest accommodations for bride and groom
•    Contract negotiation and review
•    Hotel banquet rooms and guest rooms reservations
•    Catering according to the type of menu you select
•    Entertainment, DJ, musicians or band
•    Flowers
•    Programs, invitations, RSVP, reception and save-the-date cards
•    Vendor to mail invitations and RSVP management
•    Calligrapher
•    Transportation, limousine services, carriages, shuttle service
•    Bridal accessories, gifts and favors
•    Spa, salons and nail services
•    Pre-marriage counseling services (upon request)
•    Photographer and Videographer
•    Vendor for travel and honeymoon vacation packages
•    Personal consultations
•    Wedding cake, cupcakes, candy bar stations
•    Rental items
•    Day of the event, make sure everything runs smoothly
•    Special needs for your guests, i.e. accessibility accommodations
•    Track your budget and vendor due dates
•    Bridal luncheon, Rehearsal, Rehearsal dinner, Reception

 

AYSEP LLC Role as Your Event Planner

March 6, 2009 by  
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At Your Service Events Planner LLC

(240) 235-6003 Chevy Chase office and

(434) 944-1077 Alexandria office – AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com

www.ayseventsplanner.com

Locations Alexandria VA and Chevy Chase MD 

Serving Alexandria VA, DC, MD and Beyond!

Our Role as Your Event Planner – What We are capable of handling for you (not all-inclusive)

•    Caterers
•    Transportation
•    Photographers
•    Videographers
•    Flowers and Décor
•    Bakers
•    Invitations and Printing
•    Lodging
•    Spas, salons & nail services
•    Bridal accessories, gifts, favors & stationery
•    Pre-marital counseling services
•    Wedding attire
•    Budget
•    Contracts

Entertainment and Music

•    DJ, Band, Musicians
•    Balloons
•    Clowns
•    Face Painting, Caricatures
•    Kids Bouncers, Rock Climbing Walls, Photo Booths

Facilities & Venues
•    Conference sites & Hotels
•    Churches & Houses of Worship
•    Reception sites
•    Restaurants, Banquet Rooms, Bed & Breakfasts
•    Vacation & Honeymoon Packages, Sandals & Beaches Resorts
•    Golf Courses
•    Outdoor Weddings/Gardens/Tents

Equipment Rentals
•    Audiovisuals, Podiums, Chairs, Tables, Linens, Overlays, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Heaters, Sides, Tents, etc.
•    Fountains, Ice Sculptures, Candy Bar, Doughnut Bar, Shots Station

Concessions
•    Popcorn Machines
•    Cotton Candy Machines
•    Snow Cone Machines
•    Party Favors and Supplies

Call Connie Amos-Parsons Today for a personal consultation to discuss your wedding and events ideas at 240.235.6003 or 434.944.1077!

Top 5 Reasons To Hire At Your Service Events Planner LLC

March 6, 2009 by  
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Lynchburg Party PlannerAt Your Service Events Planner LLC is an awards-winning weddings and events company, with offices in Chevy Chase MD and Alexandria VA. Weddings are something that all of us dream of as being romantic and so perfect. But of course when the time draws near and we have to actually plan our wedding, reality steps in and we realize that all is not as exciting as it seemed. Hiring At Your Service Events Planner LLC, who is an Accredited  Wedding Planner, is just the answer for calming the anxiety that goes into wedding planning. But if you are still not convinced, let’s take a look at all the things that we will do for you and save you anxiety.

We Manage Stress!

The first thing that automatically comes with planning a wedding reception is a lot of stress. There are hundreds of details that go into planning the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. If you treat your wedding as one big project, this project is going to need a project manager who is going to be your wedding planner. Connie Amos-Parsons, owner of At Your Service Events Planner LLC, happens to be a former Project Manager PMP. We are going to help reduce the stress by doing what we do best, stress management.  We will manage even the smallest details from the budget to all the different things that will require hiring, coordinating and contracting wedding vendors. We will do all the leg work for you, not only making you feel at ease but giving you ample time to take a break, pamper yourself and also give you time to spend with your family and friends.

Your Investment/Budgeting

The wedding budget is obviously a very important part and needs to be done prior to everything else. As novices in planning your wedding and event, you often wind up wasting precious time and resources by making the wrong choices, which we are well versed with and know how to get you the best deals from the best vendors. We will assure the services provided, by having contracts from reliable recommended vendors. Wedding vendors will often do favors for a planner that they do lots of business with, but would not be available to the couple. You do not need to worry that we will stifle your ideas. We will work in coordination with you and get your input and approval prior to making a decision. We are an added value and have resources that you will still be saving a lot of money.

Distinctive Appeal

Often couples get fascinated by the latest trends that are just not practical. You can’t decide how to make your wedding ceremony and reception special and distinctive from others. We get it.  We will help you achieve your ideas in a realistic way and also provide you with suggestions to  shape your ideas into the unique wedding you dreamed of.

Advisor

With so many possibilities, couples can feel overwhelmed and often end up buying something they don’t plan because they have been pressured by friends or family. We will know who are the best in the business and guide you into buying just what is right for your wedding.

Middleman 

Although it’s hard to believe, couples can get a lot of emails and calls by all the different vendors they have seen and visited at bridal shows. Also, wedding vendors you choose may ask you a lot of technical questions you may have no idea about. That is where we as your wedding coordinator will step in to assist you with clarifying contracts and advising you as a go-between.

Do yourself a favor and consider contacting Connie at At Your Service Events Planner LLC today! You may be surprised at what is really possible for your dream nuptials for you and your fiance.  At Your Service Events Planner LLC–we plan great weddings and events!

 

Why Should You Use At Your Service Events Planner LLC?

March 6, 2009 by  
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Lynchburg Wedding PlannerAt Your Service Events Planner LLC  is an award-winning wedding and events planner.  Why should you use At Your Service Events Planner LLC is a question that is asked by clients as well as industry professionals. What sets us apart? The term Wedding Consultant or Wedding Coordinator has been misused so often that it has become confusing for people to truly understand what a professional Wedding Consultant really does.  Let’s break it down.

We all know that professional photographers produce beautiful pictures and present them in elegant wedding albums. Videographers capture all of the colorful emotions of the wedding day in a video. The wedding florist works hard to arrange a picture perfect bouquet for the bride and fill the ceremony and reception area with beautiful flowers. The Wedding DJ (or band) plays the role of Master of Ceremonies and sets the tone with music.

Nearly every professional in the wedding industry has a tangible product that they offer couples. A Wedding Consultant/Coordinator/Planner, however, has a more challenging time trying to sell an intangible service. So what does a Wedding Consultant really do?

At Your Service Events Planner LLC wears many hats.  We call ourselves–Ninjas!

  • We act as facilitator between the couple and the various people and facilities involved in the wedding (Church, reception facility, vendors, family members, wedding party, etc.).
  • We take on the role of financial planners who assist couples in creating a realistic budget and help them stick to it.
  • As Consultants we are teachers who educate couples on wedding etiquette and protocol.
  • We are legal consultants who review contracts before the couple actually signs on the dotted line.
  • We are talent recruiters who recommend the most professional and suitable vendors for each couple.
  • We are designers who make sure everything is presented well and is color-coordinated. We are pleased to have a floral and decor designer on our team.
  • We may also take on the role as therapists who work hard to keep everybody sane in the midst of all the stress; we are “fire fighters” who are quick in responding to negative issues and thus quick to put out fires.
  • And lastly, we are the logistics managers who cater to every detail during the planning stages, coordinate with the venue manager, and on the wedding day.

With “wedding planning” topping people’s list as one of the biggest projects of their life, doesn’t it make sense to hire a “project manager” to lead the way?  What sets us apart? Fortunately, Connie, the owner of At Your Service Events Planner LLC, has experience as a Project Manager PMP.

Besides allowing you to focus on preparing yourself for the big day, we can also be helpful to vendors to make sure vendors are paid on time and help to convey what the bride and groom really wants. We create brilliant timelines and share them with all vendors.

  • We serve as team leader on the couple’s wedding day.
  • We serve as the point person for everyone involved in the wedding.
  • We want the team of professionals to do a spectacular job so we are constantly communicating with each vendor.
  • We especially make sure that each vendor is up to date on any changes on the wedding itinerary and timeline and make certain that vendors receive their meal in a timely manner.

With the presence of a top Accredited Wedding Planner, everyone benefits.

  • The couple can focus on being the guests of honor.
  • Having a Coordinator frees up all the other professionals to utilize their gifts and talents to the fullest, not having to spend their energy on the time consuming aspects of the planning.

The next time you hear someone comment, what exactly does a Wedding Consultant/Planner/Coordinator do? The better question is what is it they don’t do?

What are some areas that At Your Service Events Planner LLC may be responsible for?

  • Provide resources for reliable and trustworthy vendors.
  • Give guidance in a cost-effective planning approach.
  • Offer etiquette guidance.
  • Provide traditional, contemporary and practical tips.
  • Monitor Wedding expenses and payment.
  • Advise on contracts, bill of sale, proposals and insurance.
  • Attend the rehearsal, ceremony and reception to insure a smooth effortless day.

 

Wedding & Event Planning in DMV

March 6, 2009 by  
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Lynchburg Event PlannerWedding and Event Planning is our specialty. Event planning and wedding planning have never been an easy task. Some typical duties of wedding and event planning includes budgeting, selecting and reserving the event site, selecting vendors and getting contracts, coordinating transportation, preparing timelines, executing the rehearsal, ceremony and reception and working well with other vendors.

Do you remember your last corporate party, meeting, retreat or sales conference? Maybe not, right? Because you could have used a professional.  You may have a job  and you know how to perform it very well.  But, you may not know how to throw a good party or organize and coordinate all the moving parts of an event.  That’s where we come in!

Special events are important because they are rare occasions where all your guests can get together to have fun and celebrate. It should be a rewarding experience. It should be a team-building experience. It has value and that’s why you should hire a professional to organize it. Don’t take chances on your important event. Hire At Your Service Events Planner LLC for your next DMV event!

Here is a short list of reasons why it’s better to hire an event planner:

  • At Your Service Events Planner LLC has been in business since 2007. We are located in Alexandria VA and Chevy Chase MD.
  • At Your Service Events Planner LLC has resources and contacts that we can call on.
  • At Your Service Events Planner LLC has experience and knowledge of the wedding and events industry.  We know that vendors and entertainers may have unexpected emergencies and sometimes cancel at the last minute. At Your Service Events Planner LLC can find a back-up that we can call upon.
  • At Your Service Events Planner LLC frees your time. Event planning is time consuming. The list of chores is endless: searching and visiting venues, arranging decorations, valet parking, hotel bookings, airline bookings, providing directions, registration, and the list goes on and on.

Hiring At Your Service Events Planner LLC for your next event is a smart choice.  Contact us at 240-235-6003 or 434-944-1077 or AYSEventsPlanner@aol.com

 

“Creating Your Unforgettable Dream Wedding, Event and Honeymoon”

 

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