Have you ever watched an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and had to pick your jaw up off the floor at one of their over-the-top parties? From their birthdays to their weddings, the Kardashians have never thrown a chill affair, and if you’ve ever wished you could get some party planning advice from the woman who makes it all happen, allow us to introduce you to Mindy Weiss. The celebrity party planner, who is the mastermind behind Kardashian events like Stormi Webster’s first birthday party and Kris Jenner’s epic Gatsby-inspired 60th bash, recently teamed up with fellow wedding planner (and lifelong friend) Debbie Geller to launch MAD About Weddings, a 12-video program designed to help couples plan the event of their dreams — all from the safety of their homes. POPSUGAR caught up with Weiss and Geller to learn more about this important and timely video series, as well as to get tips on planning a wedding right now.
“We’ve talked over the years about couples who contact us and are frustrated about not being able to do things on their own, find reliable information, or even know where to start,” Weiss and Geller told POPSUGAR. “The silver lining with COVID is that it gave us the time to curate the best information available, develop these courses, and share our personal experiences to guide people through the wedding planning process.”
As the founder of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants based in Los Angeles, Weiss is known around the world for her creativity and calming presence on event days. In addition to planning Kardashian events, she’s hosted weddings, celebrity events, nonprofit galas, and more for some of the world’s most notable clients, including Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and more. Geller is the founder of Geller Events and is a luxe event and wedding planning professional who has designed and orchestrated logistically complex celebrations in LA and globally. She’s known for her hands-on approach and attention to detail in everything from intimate weddings to corporate celebrations for 10,000 people. (By the way, if you aren’t following @mindyweiss and @gellerevents on Instagram, you totally should for beautiful photos and tons of decor inspiration.)
Together, the two break down everything you need to know about the wedding planning process in a brand-new online video series that launched Dec. 4. This program features tips from Weiss and Gellers’ 30 years planning experience, including how to find the perfect dress, what to look for in a venue, inspirational ideas for design and decor, and a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process from beginning to end. Guests can also order the four additional one-hour live group Q&A video sessions with Weiss and Geller, so you can ask all your burning questions yourself. The 12-part educational video series is $349 or $449 with the four virtual Q&A sessions added.
“When people get engaged, they generally hit the ground running on planning, but the pandemic put an end to so much face-to-face engagement that it has slowed couples down,” said Weiss and Geller. “We may not know what’s happening tomorrow, let alone six months from now. MAD About Weddings allows you to get started, working virtually, and begin to do your research as well as give you the design background needed to immerse yourselves in the fun part of wedding planning — the style and personalization.”
For more tips and trips on planning a Kardashian-style wedding or event, keep reading.