Welcome to Bringing it Together Events! We are a boutique wedding planning company, based in Southwest Missouri. We pride ourselves on building and preserving relationships, being a calming presence during a stressful time and giving complete attention to detail. To ensure that we provide the highest level of service and quality possible, we take a limited number of weddings each year.
Whether you are planning a large, extravagant celebration, an intimate, casual gathering, or something in between, Bringing it Together is here to take care of every detail. Our team’s expertise, vendor connections, and organizational excellence will keep the planning process peaceful and enjoyable for you from beginning to end. Our goal will be that when your big day finally arrives, the only thing on your mind will be marrying your best friend.
We are excited to come alongside you both as you enter this new chapter of your lives. Have fun learning more about us and our services below; we look forward to hearing from you!
I'm so glad you stopped by...I'm Mary, the Owner and Principal Planner for Bringing it Together Events.
I started working in the wedding industry nine years ago when a few of my friends asked for help with their daughters’ weddings.
Before I knew it, strangers were asking me to help with their weddings, which lead to the birth of Bringing it Together. I am blessed to have an amazing team of girls working along side of me...keeping me sane!!
Over 150 weddings later, Bringing it Together is thriving; our vendors are our closest friends and our calendars are full of weddings. We’ve made lasting relationships with the couples and families we’ve worked with; we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Perfect events don't happen by accident. We believe every bride and groom deserves a perfect, stress-free day full of cherished memories
For the couple who wants to plan their wedding themselves but also wants the peace of mind that everything is going to run smoothly.
This is ideal for the couple who wants to do the majority of the planning on their own but would like assistance and guidance throughout the entire process.
Our all inclusive package. For the couple who desires help planning from start to finish. Ideal for the couple who lives out of state or who just doesn't have extra free time because of work or school
For the couple who wants to enjoy a stress-free wedding weekend from rehearsal to Sunday brunch, and everything in between
We began our time together by scheduling an extended consultation with you, 12 weeks prior to your wedding date to gather all the exciting details you have been working on. From there, you will have access to our project management system, which will help you stay organized and on schedule for the remainder of your planning process. Your package also includes three additional meetings, unlimited email support from the time of booking, a detailed timeline, confirmation of all vendor arrivals, setup times and clean-up details. And, of course, we will be there to oversee the rehearsal, ceremony and work along side your vendors during the reception.
Beginning at the signing of your contract, we will be by your side to help guide you through the planning process. You will receive unlimited email and phone support, customized vendor referrals, additional scheduled meetings, based on your specific needs. You will also receive access to our online planning tools, which will help to keep you on track throughout the planning process. We will provide a detailed timeline, confirmation of all vendor arrivals, setup times and clean-up details. We will assist in guest seating arrangement and room layout for your reception. And, of course, we will be there to oversee the rehearsal, ceremony and work along side your vendors during the reception.
We will be there to manage every aspect of the planning process...keeping everyone and everything on track. We will lead you to the ideal vendor team for your event. You will receive regular check-ins and access to our online planning tools, allowing you to be as involved as you would like. With this package, we can completely plan and manage every aspect and detail of your wedding, leaving you time to enjoy being engaged!
Our Full Weekend Package has us taking care of your full weekend of events. From the Rehearsal Dinner to Sunday Brunch and everything in between, let us know how we can take care of the details and logistics so you can enjoy a full weekend with your family and friends.
"Bringing it Together Events is the premier pick for wedding planning/coordination! Whether you prefer a full-time planner or someone for day-of coordination, Bringing it Together is the place to go. Mary, the owner, is such a joy to work with! The love she has for her work is evident every time you meet with her. As I did most of my wedding planning from afar, Mary was our lifesaver. She had the greatest vendor recommendations, advice, and support to insure that the planning process was both smooth and fun! She always had an open line of communication and was willing to help in whatever way possible. She coordinated our wedding day perfectly and made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. Our wedding party and guests were impressed with how organized and timely our day was, allowing our families and friends to simply enjoy! I truly loved the wedding planning process and I believe it was because of Mary's guidance! I give Bringing it Together Events my highest recommendation and I'm so thankful they were a part of our big day!"
Bringing it Together Events is the Rolls Royce of wedding planning! I truly could have not done this without Mary and her dream team! From day one, Mary made me feel like I was talking to a best friend. Everything I explained to her that I envisioned for my wedding she made come to life. Along the way she knew exactly what to say to help relieve stress and make wedding planning an enjoyable experience. I can honestly say that there was never a time that I felt overwhelmed, and that was because of her! Mary brings so much expertise to the table that she was able to plan my wedding without leaving a single detail out. Mary and I spent countless hours on the phone, since I lived out of state. Anytime of day that I would call she would answer. I would ask her question after question, and still she helped me remain calm and she would listen. My wedding day was literally the best day of my life thanks to Mary. I could keep going on and on, you’ll just have to trust me! Bringing it Together Events will bring your wedding to life in exact detail! Mary you are amazing and I can’t thank you enough for helping our wedding dreams come true!!!!! I highly recommend Mary!!!!
Mary and her team were the best thing that happened to me during my engagement! I can not say enough positive things about her and the wonderful staff that I had the privilege to work with the year I was planning my wedding. From organization, to invitations, to favors, to ANYTHING; Mary and her team worked so hard to make my day go off without a hitch. If you are engaged, you need to hire Bringing It Together Events to make sure your day was as perfect as mine was!
Planning a wedding long distance from Texas - no problem for Mary Douglas! Mary was such a blessing to me as I discovered what an amazingly talented and competent planner she is. She was incredible in her ability to envision exactly what we wanted for the wedding, even though most of our planning had to be done over the telephone. Her knowledge of which vendors to use was invaluable and I was able to completely turn over all of the details, small and large to her. She helped me with absolutely everything for the wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner and more, including the logistics for all the guests arriving from out of town. Wow- she did so much for us! I can't express the feeling I had when we arrived from Texas and everything was ready and absolutely gorgeous - even better than I could have imagined. Thank you, Mary Douglas, for being not only an amazing wedding planner, but a dear friend!
Mary is amazing! We used Mary and her team for our "day of coordinator." She remained so flexible in our meetings leading up to the big day and was always such a great listener. She helped us make our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined. Once we gave her all of our last minute things the week of the wedding (place cards, guestbook, etc. etc.), my mom and I were able to relax knowing that the day was going to go smoothly no matter what happened. Mary, you are an amazing lady, and we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day SO incredible!