Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to feature North Carolina wedding planner Pearlice Diggs today!
Name: Pearlice Diggs
Business Name & Location: P3 Weddings & Events, Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Years Working in the Event Industry: 6 Years
Years Owning Your Event Planning Business: 6 Years
Business Facebook Page: P3 Weddings & Events
What is your typical day like?
My day starts with me hitting the floor at 7:30 and working in the house until 8:30, dressing and out the door by 9:40 AM. I have a studio near my home with office hours 10 AM – 5PM. I do peek at my emails before heading to the studio and make notes on the priority emails or phone calls to tackle once I get into the office. The only exception is coming in at 1 PM the first business day after an event.
My afternoons consist of updating events in our planning programs and scheduling social media posts. The day ends with me sitting on the couch, reading the latest wedding planner publication, making notes on venues I want to visit, and scheduling meetings with my creative partners for lunch or networking. I try my best to leave the office by 6 PM so that I can join my active duty soldier husband at the house. Yes, I am married to my wonderful husband Charles who is a Logistics Officer at Fort Bragg, NC. We have been married for 15 years and were a dual military couple before I retired from active duty. We are the proud parents of 3 young adult children and the grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter. I am active in the military community to support the service members and their families. I was also a founding board member of Wish Upon A Wedding North Carolina Chapter where I served as the Event Planning Chair and Treasurer.
How did you get started in the industry?
My love and passion for the event industry started when I was the point of contact to plan numerous military events while serving in various military units. I continued to plan weddings and going away parties for my co-workers during my stint as an elementary school teacher and civil service employees. I pursued professional education by taking classes at the local community college and joining the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). I launched P3 Weddings in 2010 and began running the company full time in January 2011. I hold the designation of Professional Wedding Planner through ABC and continue to fine tune my craft by attending ABC annual conferences and workshops.
Where do you find design inspiration?
My inspiration comes from military travels when perusing through the images we took along the way and the treasures that now fill our home. I also love home décor magazines. Most times it’s the color palette, the photos, and/or the furniture that starts the focal point for a design.
I love tapestry and fresco paintings. I’m a fan of and reader of ABC’s Wedding Planner Magazine, MunaLuchi Bridal Magazine and Blogs, Groominspiration.com, Style Me Pretty, and any linen company gallery. All sources fill me with design inspiration and keep my design book filled with notes.
What are your favorite online resources for your business?
WeddingWire.com (For Vendors), Planners Lounge, and Small Business Association (SBA)
Pearlice, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story and a day in your life. If you are an event planner and would like to be featured, download our questionnaire today and email it to us along with a photo. If you aren’t sure about being featured, take a few minutes to read how it can help your business.