We chat with a Cincinnati-based event planner who specializes in producing budget-friendly events that look like a million bucks.
Have big dreams for a special event, but don’t have a big budget? That’s where Serenitee Events can help.
Serenitee Events “is designed for small scale budgets,” says owner Tiffany Payne-Bush. “We want to create million dollar looks, but we only want our clients to pay a small fraction! I tell my clients all the time, You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to create a magical event! Less is more.”
On its official Facebook page, Serenitee Events pledges that it “takes pride in providing expert consultation services to fit your style and vision,” specializes “in creating everlasting dreams, making your special moment enjoyable and breathtaking,” and puts “your mind at ease with hands-free and stress-free event planning.”
The small company, made up of four people, plans weddings, birthday parties, showers, fundraising events, and more, and can plan any event, big or small. Payne-Bush especially loves planning birthday parties and weddings because “Those are the events I feel I can be most creative.”
Services offered by Serenitee Events include day-of event coordination, event design, full service coordination, and the rental of their garage for private events. The garage holds 60 guests inside and up to 50 guests outside, rents for $400 for four hours, and includes tables, chairs, and small centerpieces.
Before founding Serenitee Events two years ago, Payne-Bush worked for the Cincinnati Parks and as an event manager for the Cincinnati Art Museum. This “gave me a creative passion for fundraising, design and coordinating high scale events,” Payne-Bush says, and she was inspired to strike out on her own and open an event planning business. Her favorite part of planning events is unveiling her work and watching clients see their visions come to life for the first time. “It can be emotional at times but their reactions are priceless.”
Because there are currently only four people, including Payne-Bush, working for Serenitee Events, Payne-Bush’s main goal is to build her brand up and grow her business to take on more staff, plan more events, and to someday get a new facility that can house larger events. In 2017, one goal of Payne-Bush’s is to plan an event with over a thousand people in attendance. She’s used to planning events with under 5,000 guests, so she looks forward to the challenge of planning an event twice as big. The sky’s the limit, and Payne-Bush shows no sign of slowing down.
To learn more about Serenitee Events, visit https://www.facebook.com/sereniteeevents/.