Jennifer Reitmeyer, Contributing Writer, possesses nearly 15 years' experience in the weddings and events industry and has worked in event planning, catering sales, convention services, hotel management, and entertainment. She has independently coordinated events for upwards of 700 guests, including weddings, awards galas, theme parties, conferences, golf tournaments and executive retreats.
Jennifer is a freelance event planner and co-owner of an award-winning boutique wedding disc jockey firm in the Washington, D.C. area. She previously worked in catering management for several luxury event sites in Baltimore, and later worked in event planning and corporate communications for a nationally recognized real estate development firm. Jennifer's DJ company has been featured in publications such as Bride's, The Knot, and Washingtonian, the television programs "Platinum Weddings" and "Ace of Cakes," and in Style Me Pretty's "Little Black Book." Jennifer is an expert in all aspects of event planning, including developing event concepts and budgets, interviewing and selecting vendors, negotiating contracts, creating timelines, and coordinating every last detail to make an event perfect.
I fell in love with weddings 15 years ago and feel privileged to have made them my career. Whether I'm helping a client conceptualize a theme, select a menu, develop a soundtrack or create those special little details to make their event unique, I find it incredibly rewarding. Event planners have the opportunity to inspire, organize and advocate for their clients, and I derive a tremendous amount of satisfaction from all of these responsibilities. It may be exhausting at times, but it hardly feels like work.