It wasn't until planning my own wedding that I discovered my true calling within the wedding industry. When planning my wedding, I found it challenging to find ways to achieve the high-end look I envisioned within my budget. I tend to have champagne taste on a beer budget. During this journey, I came to realize that I want to help other couples achieve this goal for their special day. 

Owner and lead planner of The Penny Pincher Planner. I found my love for weddings and events while pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management at East Carolina University (Arghh!) Upon graduating, I pursued a career as a wedding venue coordinator and planner, where I was fortunate to build lasting relationships with some amazing couples and talented vendors.

Hi! I’m crystal.

I love to laugh

and nobody makes me laugh harder than my husband, whether he's doing some silly dance in the kitchen or doing a spot-on impression of Cher (yes, I said Cher!)

I am a bargain hunter

and searching for that hidden gem brings out my adventurous and creative side. When shopping the day away, I somehow always find my way to TJ Maxx and Kirklands.

I am a proud mama

to six fur babies! Two dogs (Bandit & Frog) who live outside, but would probably behave better inside than the four rotten kitties that dominate our home (Tiger, Mousy, Callie & Cookie). I can't even imagine how they'll react if/when the Lord blesses us with a human baby...all I can say is please pray for us!

I love wine!

More importantly, having a glass (or two) with my mama. Wine drinking time is now considered our "Marketing Meetings", because surprisingly several great business ideas were created during those 'meetings'. She loves telling people she's my Marketing Director!

A few fun facts about me!

I can't wait to learn more about you.

ready to begin your journey?

I can't wait to learn more about you.

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