A GREATER PLAN WEDDINGS & EVENTS CONSULTING
At "A Greater Plan" our depth of experience allows you to relax while your day unfolds as you dreamed it would. Call Gina Marie Lillie for information
Serving Washington State & Destinations
(253) 514-3597 or email vendor
Wedding Vendor Profile
I'd type a lengthy company profile, but my website has bunches of helpful information. So, click the link above, and find out more about this business I love, that loves to serve you. You can also find A Greater Plan of Facebook!
Here are answers to Common Questions:
Q: What kind of credenials do you have?
A: A Greater Plan is licensed & insured, is a member of the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, finished in the Top Ten, in our category, in King 5's Best of Western Washington 2011, & will gladly provide testimonials from clients & vendors! A Greater Plan has been in business siknce 2005, and has a speciality staff with over 20 years combined experience in business management & events.
Q: What services do you offer?
A: This answer would be too lengthy to type in detail. Examples include budget recommendations, vendor referrals, establishing theme/color, creating design/decor plan, establishing an itemized event budget, aiding in menu selection, helping with etiquette (guest list, seating charts, etc), advising w/ music & tech needs, creating timelines (long term & day-of), phone & email correspondance, venue scouting, & registry guidance.
Q: What makes A Greater Plan special?
A: Owner and staff at A Greater Plan have a heart to serve, at the core of all of our actions. It is our desire to make sure every bride feels that she is especially unique, and important to us. Though we approach every challenge with confidence and creativity, our egos don't get in the way, because we conscienciously choose an attitude of service over self.
My most memorable wedding story or experience
Here's a good one: on accident, the dj put in a Quiet Riot cd that he'd been listening to earier in the day, and cued it for the processional. Thankfully, the bride and groom loved to rock & roll, so had a laugh while the dj frantically changed music!
My favorite past time or hobby
I'm an artist. In my off time, I paint, sculpt, sketch, sew, jewlery design... the creative possibilties are endless. Helping create events has become a huge part of expressing myself artistically. I particularly love the design stage of a wedding, or any other party/event. Pulling together colors, textures, shapes and themes that reflect the client's goals is exciting and gratifying. What an awesome job I have!
The one item I can't live without
As a Planner, I can't live without my "Situation Kit". This is a handy carry-all filled with last minute wedding-first-aid items; floral wire, safety pins, thread & needle, clear nail polish, mints, lotion, band-aids, tweezers, extra pantyhose... you won't believe all the helpful bits & bobs in that stainless steel case! I don't know how Jennifer Lopez ("The Wedding Planner" movie) managed w/ just that skimpy, little apron.
As a human being, I can't live without love & chocolate, preferrably at the same time.
Awards I've received
-Invited to venue plan for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2012, and Wedding Walk Port Orchard 2012
-Finished in the TOP 10 in King 5's Best of Western Washington 2011(Wedding Planners), out of over 180 planners in the category!
-A Greater Plan was also a host vendor at the 2008 Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce N3 Holiday Event; providing 5 differently themed holiday table settings w/ decor!
Featured in an article in the Kitsap Business Journal June of 2007
I've also received professional art-design awards.
My favorite comfort food
Most any Dark Chocolate: I'm particularly fond of vanilla w/ dark chocolate Dove Ice Cream Bars & Chukar Black Forest Cherries.
My favorite movie
Any well produced story that makes me laugh a lot, cry a little and feel uplifted in the end... the same way I want to live my life! I adore "Funny Face", with Audrey Hepburn, when I just need a pick me up.
P.S. I have an 13-year-old son, so, have to admit, we loved Transformers (the movies, 1, 2 & 3).
Well, that's seems a little too personal. My husband is sweet, handsome and I'm crazy about him... that's what I remember most about our 2 week beach-side get-away.
People I'd like to meet
Bono, Carly (from theknot.com), David Tutera, Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkein, & the big J.C. (gotta wait until the afterlife for these last 3).
Dog, cat, or other
We have a goofy little dog. He looks like Toto after a run in with a bottle of bleach-me-blond peroxide. Our cat is pewter gray w/ silvery feet & face. He's one of my favorite Christmas presents EVER!
One thing I'd like to accomplish in life
It would be a dream to have a little summer apartment on the North-West Coast of Italy. I'd plan small events, or work in hotel management &, maybe, teach some English classes. I am of Italian descent, spent a handful of days there, one glorious Spring, and it felt like home-away-from-home.