Crista Tharp - Event Planner Extraordinaire

Crista TharpFirst of all, you should know, I LOVE what I do.
I have a fabulous job; I get to celebrate moments with people that will be remembered for a lifetime. This could be said not just about the cute couple that finally says, “I Do” in front of their adoring family, but also about the grand opening for the brand new business whose employees pull together to help the owners start their new creation off with a big successful BANG!

I came from a family that taught hospitality like they taught love; consistently and abundantly.  When asked why I do what I do, this is what I tell them, “My family lives it – it’s in my blood.”  My parents know how to throw a party, and I learned from the best, but boy are they surprised by the path I’ve taken!  Keep reading and you’ll see why.

I graduated Indiana University with a Voice Musical Theater degree.  Theater was my life - I was a great performer and loved the directing aspect of theater. Actually, I was really good at directing but never thought I would actually use it. Hmmm… 

The Tharp Family

One month and 22 days after graduating, I married my incredibly handsome High School sweetheart, Chad. I’m not quite sure what really happened after that – it seems like a blur, but my stud muffin husband and I had baby after baby.  The final count, at least currently, is 10 all in under 15 years. I told you he was a stud.

Once I started planning and coordinating events, I never looked back. With over 15 years in the event industry, I am well educated and well connected.  I have great relationships with exceptional vendors and you can be confident that I have the expertise to guide you through what could be a very costly and overwhelming experience. In fact, I have even written a highly successful DIY Wedding Planning System specifically for Brides who either want to plan their weddings themselves or cannot afford to hire a wedding planner.

I take my business very seriously. If you trust me with your event, please be assured that I will do everything possible to exceed your expectations. I am well-known for creating events that bring out the personality of my client and for going out of my way to make things happen. I firmly believe that a coordinator’s job is to enhance all of the other vendors that you have chosen to assist you with your event, not to bark orders or rule with an iron fist. 

A few other things you may want to know; I am creator of Blissfully Simple™ Wedding Planning which is the world’s first and only wedding planning system. I also offer the only wedding planning business system product for those that want to own a SUCCESSFUL wedding planning business. I speak frequently to organizations and conferences about entrepreneurialism, vendor relations and the Bridal Industry across the country. I have authored 9 books with more to come!

I would love the chance to work with you and make your event Blissfully Simple™!