Carol and Rebecca have carried the all-important Event Clipboard at a huge range of events. From intimate, candlelit gatherings for 50 of your closest friends to star-studded national spectacles attended by thousands.
Whatever you have in mind, chances are pretty good that we’ll say, “We can do that!”
In many cases, we already have.
Live Concerts at renowned venues (like, say, The Grand Ole Opry) featuring country music royalty and a host of guest stars.
Opening Ceremonies for a newly restored national landmark or your new community space.
Any-a-thons you can think of. What about a dance-a-thon, a skip-a-thon or a bowl-a-thon?
Movie Premieres, whether it’s your movie production or a screening to raise money for charity.
Street Festivals that bring your neighborhood or coworkers together for a carnival of fun.
Throw a Party for the love of your life or your retiring business partner.
Have a Ball. What do you think? A masquerade ball, an inaugural ball, or a Roaring 20s cotillion?
What events should your organization plan on hosting? A fundraiser or two? A staff appreciation dinner? A celebration to kick-off your capital campaign? Let’s figure it out together.
When it’s time to make money, make friends, and thank your donors and volunteers, let us design and produce an event that is tailor-made for your organization.
Celebrate your life, your relationship, or your BFFs! We’ll ask the right questions and deliver the best plan to create a memorable event for you and your family and friends.
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When the 2013 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Div I Finals were at Key Arena in Seattle, the timing was perfect to release and premiere Court & Spark: A Volleyball Documentary. Producers Jack & Leslie Hamann of no little things Productions and Co-Producers Puget Sound Regional Volleyball gathered the sports’ elite players and coaches at a sports club right in the arena. The right people, the right place, the right time. A win-win-win.
“Creativity and Budgets are compatible”
It’s not always an easy fix to make things “fresh” at a fundraiser luncheon, but this client was open to hearing it and making it happen. Spend less, not more, on staging; you don’t need that $500 velvet backdrop. Use less staff, not more; keep it simple. Let us negotiate every detail of every expense, you’ll be glad you did.
“Expect the Unexpected.”
The annual Seattle ADDY Awards highlight the best in the Seattle AD biz– and it’s also one h#ll of a party. We were in great shape heading into the event and then we got this email from the committee chair:
“The sell-out situation with the ADDY Awards has reached a critical point. With two weeks left before the event, the pressure for additional tickets is coming from all quarters including people, companies, and ad agencies we’ve never heard from (or heard of) before.”
That’s right, venue change!! WDE got a bigger venue, at a killer price, and helped produce the biggest and best ADDY’s Seattle has ever seen.
“There’s no place like home.”
Cary Kopczynski & Company, an award-winning civil engineering firm, wanted to celebrate their 25th anniversary in style. We convinced them to use a venue they were considering–one of their own buildings (which fyi, is the featured residence in “Fifty Shades of Grey”) and worked with their staff to create an elegant and memorable night. Spoiler Alert, there is no helicopter landing pad on the building’s roof.
“Find a venue that nobody else is using.”
Camp Korey, located in Carnation, WA, had never offered their venue for private events. A family-friendly camp that serves children with serious medical needs (at no cost), it perfectly reflected our client’s investment in the community. We cold-called the camp’s onsite events manager who was delighted to have us as their first -ever corporate client.
We designed a beautiful day featuring yummy BBQ, homemade goodies from a local baker, onsite fishing and boating, a batik arts station, and gift baskets filled with Camp Korey organic produce.
“Use existing Networks”
SWYFS was one of our first major clients and we’ll be forever thankful to them. This past spring, they merged with New Futures and announced that merger at the annual New Features Breakfast. Then, a few months later, they held their annual fundraising gala which honored Executive Director, Steve Dashcle, for his 25 years of service. We convinced Steve that this was the year to get his big brother, former Senator Tom Daschle, to come on out and say a few words from the podium–he was terrific, and polite, and very handsome!
“Be a super hero!”
We love putting on a cape. Six weeks before a major fundraising gala at MOHAI, we got called in to help with EVERYTHING. SYSO has already hired us for this year’s gala, well in advance of the event, and during our first meeting with a new team member he said, “Oh, you’re the women who saved the day for us last year.“ We love that too.
“Less is more.”
It was such a pleasure working with a daughter who couldn’t wait to celebrate her father’s birthday. It needed to be about him, their family, and their closest friends. The perfect location turned out to be where her parents had gotten engaged oh so long ago. Sitting around a warm, intimate table with their closest friends and family, sharing delicious food and wine and so many stories, made for a beautiful celebration.
“Your event should always reflect You.”
Why not bring all your people together for a weekend of love and fun in the woods and get married? Every detail of the weekend was a reflection of the bride & groom and their entire community. It was all-hands-on-deck. A field of tents, a line up of motorhomes, communal cooking, stories around the fire, dancing under the stars, hiking near the river, and of course lots of music . BTW, WDE is always game to stay in a VW camper van.
“Let us sweat the details.”
Our client was overwhelmed with the task of throwing her husband’s 50th birthday party. We loved her post-event thanks….
“Dear Rebecca and Carol,
You achieved the task at hand - going above and beyond perfection! From the brilliant venue selection, to the delectable food, to your flawless attention to the smallest detail, all of my personal requests and ideas were incorporated. Thanks to your exceptional work, I spent the party dancing with my husband and our boys, laughing with friends and family rather than worrying about the party. From our first planning conversation to the last dance of the night, everything was fabulous. Mission Accomplished!”
Alison B. Private client
“Over the top..with elegance.”
We LOVE Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre, which has been producing brilliant literature-based theatre for 20+ years. And we’re psyched to be working with them again on their 2014 Guilty Pleasures Gala fundraiser. Nothing like a smart & sexy cast of characters putting on a show that’s over the top! With three years under our belts, we know what works and what doesn’t. Experience and information is king, or queen, in the case of Guilty Pleasures!
Our goal with any WELL DONE event is for the day or night of your event to be flawless. It should look and feel the way you imagined it. Need some help visualizing? Browse photo galleries of Corporate Events, Nonprofit Fundraisers and Private Gatherings.
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WELL DONE events gives you a duo of inspired professionals whose individual abilities are magnified by their friendship and passion.
Rebecca Dietz is a dynamic performer with unparalleled communication skills, design expertise, and enthusiasm. Her event-planning acumen is the product of the many lives she has lived: landscape architect, hospice nurse, tap dancer, and project manager. Rebecca is a born facilitator and communicator who makes every WELL DONE event a smooth-running reflection of her direct persona and high energy.
Carol Dole is a former Production Manager in Hollywood whose experience and leadership in television and video allow her to conjure order from chaos. Her relentlessly high standards, uncanny timing, and innate grace under pressure set her apart as an event planner and producer. Carol stops at nothing to make every WELL DONE event a model of efficiency and client satisfaction.