Planner Profiles: Desiree McCoy

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Welcome to the Planner Profiles Series! Where we interview event and wedding planners, showcasing their unique skills and expertise while offering tips and advice for other event planning professionals.

Today I would like to introduce you to veteran event planner Desiree McCoy, based in Washington, D.C.


Name: Desiree McCoy

Business Name & Location: MDM Associates (Washington, D.C.)

Years working in the Event Planning Industry:  19 years


Facebook Page:

Instagram: mdmassociatesdc


How did you get started in the industry?

I initially started as a hospitality sales professional.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“The Difference Is In The Details”.

What do you see as the most challenging aspect of being an Event Planner?

The most challenging aspect of my job is managing client’s expectations. That is, making sure that what a client envisions as their dream event experience is attainable and within their budget.

What do you see as the most rewarding aspect of being an Event Planner?

Bringing my client’s dreams to life!

What advice would you give to someone entering the industry today?

Know your worth, in time and in dollars!

Can you share a tool or resource that you could not do without in your business?

I cannot live without my calendar and Google docs.

Thank you to today’s featured guest! If you are an Event Planner and would like to be featured, complete our planner profiles interview questionnaire online today. 

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