Profile: Whitehall

By: Sophie Normand Whitehall is one of the premier wedding venues in the DMV, with acres of land and gorgeous waterfront views. We think it’s the most beautiful spot in Annapolis—but we might be a bit biased. This week, we’re talking about all things Whitehall, so that you can see why we love it so […]

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Profile: Capital Turnaround

Photo: Mason Photography By: Sophie Normand Meet Capital Turnaround: the hottest new venue in the DMV! Located in Navy Yard, DC, this gorgeous multipurpose space mixes historic and modern accents for the perfect space for your wedding, party, or corporate event. IMPACT Collective is proud to work with the Capital Turnaround team to coordinate events, […]

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How To Beat The Dog Days Of Summer In The DMV

By: Sophie Normand The COVID-19 pandemic turned everything upside down and has canceled all sorts of events for the summer. One thing it didn’t cancel? That DC summer heat! While some of the things you might have been looking forward to this summer aren’t happening, or it might not be safe to attend some of […]

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Expecting The Unexpected…In Wedding Costs

Photo: Real Simple By: Sophie Normand It’s no secret that a wedding is a big financial investment. It can take a lot to feed and entertain all your family and friends while maintaining an aesthetically-pleasing and fun environment. Although there are plenty of budgeting resources and lists out there, you may still find yourself running […]

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Why Hire An Event Planner: Is It Really Worth It?

By: Sophie Normand There are so many different moving parts that go into planning an event—whether it’s a wedding, a corporate reception or a fundraiser—and having an event planner can help you bring your event to the next level! At IMPACT Collective, we offer a range of services that include full-service wedding planning, government conferences, […]

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Happy Independence Day! Here’s how you can (virtually) celebrate this 4th of July

By: Sophie Normand Happy Independence Day! At IMPACT Collective, we’re proud to be a small business owned by the son of immigrants who came here seeking the American dream. This weekend, we’re celebrating 244 years of American history, from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the present. History is often messy and complicated, […]

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Unique Ways To Add A Fun Touch To Your Next Event

By: Sophie Normand Have you ever been to an event, either a wedding, a corporate function or a reception, that really stuck with you? You know what I’m talking about: that one event that stands out because of how awesome it was, and how much fun you had! If you’ve ever wanted to throw an […]

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How To Draft A Budget For Your Event

By: Sophie Normand Talking about money is never fun, but when you’re planning an event—whether it’s a corporate event, fundraiser, or reception—figuring out your budget is the most important thing to do. Once you have an idea of how much you want to spend, then you can start looking around at different caterers, venues, and […]

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Pandemic Update from IMPACT Collective

By: Sophie Normand It’s been a few months now since we last talked about how this wasn’t quite the spring we’d been hoping for. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we all had to drop everything and stay home to #FlattentheCurve, as healthcare professionals worked tirelessly to fight the disease. We now know […]

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Five Unique Ways to Plan Your Wedding in Quarantine

by: Sophie Normand   It might be hard to think of planning your wedding when so much has been put on hold, but here at IMPACT Collective, we love finding creative solutions to make your wedding dreams come true. While it’s true that there are some things that will be hard to do in quarantine, […]

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