If you have ever worked with any professional event planners, you know that they are typically very outgoing, friendly and dedicated to putting together beautiful events. All of those statements are certainly true when it comes to Taylor Strimple of Events Custom Taylored. She is a talented event planner who often turns to GigMasters for her event entertainment needs.

When we saw some of the dazzling events she has designed, we knew that we wanted to learn more about her and her fabulous company. Please meet Taylor, the lovely force behind the New Jersey based planning company, Events Custom Taylored:

GM: How did you get started as a professional event planner?

TS: In high school I worked with an event planning company on the weekends. I continued to work with the company while I was in college during the summers.  Although I majored in Journalism, I soon realized I couldn’t sit at a desk all day-I needed to be out and about creating life long memories for people.

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GM: What event planning services do you offer and what types of events do you typically plan?

TS: I offer any and all event planning services. From Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s and Weddings to Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties and life’s biggest milestones…I do it all! I offer more of a 'boutique' planning service, helping with any and all aspects—some clients need everything from A to Z, while others only need specifics. I typically plan social events…I prefer them to corporate as they are a more intimate planning experience.  I become part of the family and the satisfaction I get from seeing everything come to fruition is worth the long hours and stressful process.

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GM: What sets you apart from other event planners?

TS: My attention to detail, customer service and boutique planner experience.  I only take on a limited number of events each year, in order for every client to have the utmost attention.

GM: What is your favorite part about being a professional event planner?

TS: Seeing the months, and sometimes years, of hard work unfold right in front of me. I also love getting to watch my client’s excitement throughout the day.

GM: If you could work on a specific event type more than you currently do, what would it be and why?

TS: I’ve been planning weddings for over ten years; however, I just recently got married myself and now have a different outlook on the day. Being able to make someone else’s most memorable day of their life, really the most memorable day of their life, is the best feeling in the world.

GM: How does entertainment fit into the events that you plan?

TS: Entertainment is absolutely the soul of the event. Everything else can be perfect, but if the entertainment isn’t, the rest doesn’t matter. People remember an event because of the entertainment; everything else helps accent it.

GM: Why do you use GigMasters for finding entertainment?

TS: I use GigMasters for finding entertainment for a variety of reasons. I love the user-friendly, helpful experience—you really feel like you are getting to know the entertainment without having to do too much research.  It saves me so much time!  GigMasters is my best kept secret!

GM: What’s the biggest misconception people have about event planners?

TS: That event planners are expensive and only for the rich and famous. Most planners offer a variety of services for all types of budgets…

GM: What’s the one piece of advice you’d offer anyone about finding a planner?

TS: Take your time interviewing planners. They will be the one guiding you through the entire process; you need to connect with them not only on a business level, but on a personal one, as they will be the extension to your vision.

GM: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer anyone planning  a party on their own?

TS: Do your research, interview a few different vendors and breathe! The day is going to happen no matter what, and you can only plan for so much!


 If you are interested in working with Events Custom Taylored you can contact their office at (201) 505-4983 or at taylor@eventscustomtaylored.com. You can also learn more about this wonderful company on their Facebook page. Have you ever worked with Events Custom Taylored?  If so, we’d love to hear about your experience, please drop us a line in the comments below.