16 Aug Meet the Dream Team: Caitlin S.
As a full service event company, our love for food and celebration inspires us to create dreamy dishes and unforgettable gatherings. Our passion for catering and entertainment, no matter what the event may be, inspires us daily to create personal relationships with our past, present, and future clients.
None of this is possible without our team. This month on the blog, we’re highlighting Event Specialist Caitlin S. She brings over nine years of experience in the industry and has been a key member of the Dream Team since joining us almost two years ago. Learn more about Caitlin below.
Where are you from? If not from Nashville, how did you decide to move here?
I am from the Eastern Shore in Maryland. I lived in a beach town for eight years and wanted a change. It just happened to work out that my husband found a new job in Nashville so we decided to take on the new adventure!
How long have you been in the industry?
I have been in hospitality for nine years and the events industry for two years.
What made you want to get into the industry?
I love the hustle and bustle of the industry, especially how no two events are alike.
How do you stay on top of everything? Any organizational tips or tricks?
Lists. Lots and lots of lists!
What are some of your favorite current trends in the industry?
I love anything non-traditional for weddings, like bold print linens!
If you could give one piece of advice to couples planning a wedding, what would it be?
Hire a planner!! There is so much that goes into planning your big day and the process should be fun for you and your fiance, not stressful!
What are some of the challenges you face when planning an event, and how do you overcome them?
Managing expectations of clients, especially when it comes to budget, can sometimes become a challenge. My goal is to find amazing alternatives that they haven’t even thought of!
What is one of your favorite memories from one of your events?
I had a bride and groom who did an outfit change. When they were reintroduced into the reception, they did a choreographed dance to “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease. The reaction of their guests was priceless!
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I love seeing the client’s reaction to the food display set-ups and how amazed they are!
What is your dream event to plan?
I love weddings, so I’d love to plan an over-the-top, budgetless wedding.
Where is one place you hope to travel and why?
I’d love to go to Ireland to see where my family is from.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to go hiking with my husband and two pups!