Aime Dunstan, 28
President, It! Weddings & Events, Palm Beach
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Planning packages begin at $3,500 and range from "Celebration" ("a helping hand on an hourly basis," Dunstan says), which has a 35-hour minimum, to "Gala" ("We pretty much become your slaves with a smile — no limits"). Her keys to wedding planning success? "Flexibility, and tailoring our agreements to meet the specific needs of each client."
Expense Report: "I'm currently reviewing proposals for an upcoming wedding at Mar-a-Lago that range from $90,000 to $150,000 — this is for flowers, table linens, candelabra and minimal lighting. That doesn't include food and beverage, music, invitations and the gown. But for Palm Beach, this is not the whole nine yards — maybe just seven or eight."
Kid Gloves: The company keeps a nanny "on speed dial" in case a guest didn't get the memo that children aren't invited.
Must Be the Heat: "On any given weekend in Palm Beach, there are probably 10 weddings going on. I think Florida is second only to Texas in the number of weddings held each year."
Price Range: $3,500 and up