Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Make it Posh
After a recent rebrand and launch of a brand new website, we are excited to re-introduce our readers to Sarah, owner of Make it Posh!
Tell us a little about your company!
Make it Posh is an award-winning and published event planning company specializing in destination weddings, both nationally and internationally. We are currently based in Richmond, but we love to travel, especially to Charleston, Hilton Head and Savannah. Make it Posh is known for designing unparalleled elegant, refined and truly Posh weddings and special events. It is Make it Posh’s mission to bring poise and grace to your all your events.
How did you get started in this business?
Like most people who have the pleasure of doing what they love, I didn’t plan on being an event planner! It’s something I fell into. I have always loved to entertain and got my feet wet in college so to speak. I was involved in planning alumni events, fundraisers and parties. When the girls started getting married, I started planning weddings, and oh boy . . . those weddings were so different from weddings today!
After college, I went to work for a Fortune 500 company as a project manager and joined the planning committee to plan all of the corporate events like company picnics, team building outings, off-site visits, holiday parties, etc. As the company grew, so did the number of events, and the volunteer planning committee grew into a corporate planner position which I was ever so happy to fill. Then all the girls in my office started getting engaged around the same time I did, and before I knew it I wasn’t just planning my own wedding, but six weddings! Wedding planning became my hobby until I was fortunate enough to make it my business!
What differentiates you from other businesses in your field?
Make it Posh is a boutique design and event planning firm. Our clients aren’t files passed between a team of planners. They are our friends and family, not our bread and butter. We have concierge services that take so much stress off of engaged couples. We go shopping for and with our clients. We have them over for wine and charcuterie. We keep in touch after the wedding and truly enjoy meeting and being a part of our client’s lives. Our clients aren’t treated like any other client. The service you receive from us is truly unparalleled.
Why do you like working with weddings?
Weddings are a truly unique breed of event. Each and every one is so different. I love trying to bring out a couple’s personality through their wedding details. All those little details really make your day and give me a wide berth to be creative.
The parent dances are always my favorite. I’m not a crier, but those get me every time. It’s raw emotion and while I’m watching them I can’t help but think one day that is going to be one of my little girls.
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
Plan your lives and marriage and future, not just your wedding day. Don’t get so bogged down in the wedding that you lose sight of what is truly important. You are marrying your oOne and only! Slow down and enjoy it.
What or who motivates you?
Motivation is an evolution as you grow and mature. When you’re young, money is a huge motivator. When you get a little older and have a family, your children become your motivation. There is an inherent need to do better and be better for your kiddos. They are my Why. My clients are also a huge source of inspiration and motivation. It encourages me ever so much when they thank me and make me feel like I really made something really special for them.
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
I LOVE to travel!! A lot of the travel we do is wrapped around a wedding or two, but we like to see the world and different cultures whenever we have the opportunity to do so. I love riding horses, boating, scuba diving and spending time with my family and friends. And of course I can forget entertaining! Party anyone?
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a Lady, which is totally different from being a lady. A Lady is a Title. My husband and I have the Titles hanging in our dining room. He’s Laird, I’m Lady. Pretty fun, huh?! If you see me out and about I’ll tell you how we acquired these Titles, but please don’t call me Lady Sarah. It’s weird.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop myself from calling you Lady Sarah, but I will try! Thank you so much, Sarah, for answering our questions! If you’d like to learn more about Make it Posh, please visit www.makeitposh.com.