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Charlene Gallagher

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Certified Wedding Planning & Event Specialist Your Day Your Way LLC Parkville, MD

What inspired you to launch your own business?

I attended a large church and I always enjoyed setting up for our various themed events. I especially loved setting up for weddings. As a novice, I came up with a checklist for a co-worker who was getting married so that she didn't forget anything! I picked up a college catalog one day and saw Wedding Consulting as one of the classes. At that time, I had no idea wedding planning could be a career. I took those classes along with another set of classes at another college. I eventually earned my certification from the American Academy of Wedding Professionals. Wedding & Event Planning is truly my passion! I love to see my brides & grooms so happy at the end of the night and thanking me because their day was wonderful and stress-free!


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

Weddings used to be what I called "cookie-cutter" weddings. No longer. I love the uniqueness of each wedding and how the bride's and groom's personalities shine through the planning process. There's nothing more rewarding than taking the stress of the planning process and the wedding day off the couple so that they can truly enjoy their engagement and their BIG DAY.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"Mrs. Charlene was heaven sent. What made me hire Mrs. Charlene was the fact that she gave advice to me before I even hired her. To me that showed someone that had a good spirit about her. My husband and I wanted someone that understood our vision and that we could trust to get things done on our wedding day. Although I hired Mrs. Charlene as a day-of coordinator, she stayed in contact with me. I felt like she was there for me every step of the way. Not once did Mrs. Charlene try to push her opinion on me, she was only concerned with what my vision was and how she could make that happen. Her communication is top-notch! Which is very important when planning a wedding. I love the way she and her staff worked throughout the wedding. Mrs. Charlene goes above and beyond for her clients. My husband and I can’t thank her enough for helping us pull off our dream wedding" - Shenise & Racharde 2/29/2020