About Us

“If you can’t plan a wedding without a glass of wine in hand, it’s simply not worth planning!”

Seattle event planners Rasa and Erika showing their fun side with crazy poses

Our Story

PlanningSavvy is a full service wedding and event planning company, located in the beautiful Seattle area. We offer an array of wedding packages, from simple Day-Of coordination to full service, "all the bells and whistles, arrive and not worry about a thing". With the added bonus of having a planning company of two, you are guaranteed the expertise of a team. We will work with your ideas and style to create an amazing celebration.

For special event planning, we work with you to create a package that fits your specific needs. Whether it's getting you on track with the perfect vendors or helping specifically on the day of the event to pull it off without a hitch, we will put together a plan that fits your style!

Who We Are

The concept of PlanningSavvy was brought to fruition by two sisters who stood behind one statement, “If you can’t plan a wedding without a glass of wine in hand, it’s simply not worth planning!” Rasa Vander Veer and Erika Peterson were raised in a family that knew how to entertain. There were parties, dinners with friends and family until the wee hours of the morning and celebrations of all sorts throughout the year. It was only natural that they continued with this style of life in their profession as well. In 2010, they both realized this was the perfect time to develop their concept and begin a business of their own. PlanningSavvy was born with a vision of throwing amazing events for all occasions. With that in mind, these two sisters set out to build an online resource guide for all event hosts, to help them find the wonderful vendors and venues everyone needs, and then put it together while planning their incredible weddings and special events.

PlanningSavvy ultimately specializes in event planning. Whether you are looking to marry your Prince Charming or are the host for your parents' 50th anniversary celebration, we will make sure your day flows beautifully. Rasa and Erika pride themselves on being hard-working, detail oriented and motivated women, while not losing touch of their fun-loving, passionate and of course…savvy side.

When the time comes we would be honored to help plan your next celebration. Remember, PlanningSavvy is planning smart!