Meet Marylee, owner of Marylee Marmer Events!

marylee marmer events richmond va wedding plannerTell us a little about your company!

I started doing event and wedding planning 12 years ago.  We also started doing floral design, linen rentals, and décor rentals a year and half ago.

How did you get started in this business?

I had been in the wedding industry for 10 years at the time and decided it was time to start my own event and wedding planning company!

What’s your favorite wedding story?

I had a couple who had summer houses in the same area but never knew each other. Then, on a normal day, met in Northern Virginia and realized they had similar friends, similar areas where they vacationed, and so much more!

Why do you like working with weddings?

I honestly love seeing two people on the happiest day of their lives.

What is the most difficult situation you have faced with a bride and how did you resolve it?

I have dealt with a lot!  From a dress on fire to someone having a heart attack at the wedding to the cake collapsing — I have seen it all. I handle every situation with calmness! I make sure the couple is happy. I make sure they don’t witness the stress of the day and ultimately enjoy their day.

From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?

Do your wedding day the way YOU want to.

How far in advance should couples book your services?

As soon as possible!

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What inspires you the most / where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration from everywhere. This is a passion for me. It doesn’t feel like work. Ultimatel,y if the client is happy, I am happy.

What do you like to do when you are away from work?

After each wedding (if the client allows), my daughter and I go to nursing homes to delivery leftover flowers for the elderly.

What would we be surprised to learn about you?

Even though I am from NC and BBQ is very popular, I don’t eat pork. I haven’t eaten pork in over 25 years. The reason? I have always wanted a pig as a pet.

Thank you, Marylee, for chatting with us!  To learn more about Marylee Marmer Events, please visit