Hi! I’m Patricia Díaz Centeno.
How did you get into planning?
I grew up in Puerto Rico and when I was a teenager, my mom took me to work in a movie premiere back when she was working Public Relations (PR in PR, I know). After doing a couple of those premieres with her, I knew there was no going back!
I received my Bachelor’s in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and never looked back. I’ve spent the last 5 years in the industry, honing my skills and love putting that experience to work at Truly Together Event Co. to make sure our client’s have a wedding day that’s Truly unforgettable. (see what I did there?)
Why do you love it?
I love the adrenaline rush of setup and breakdown in a tight time frame. Our systems help make sure we keep it all straight, but I love the challenge and the thrill of getting everything accomplished and watching all the planning come together so fast.
Equally, there is a moment when your client comes to you all smiles because it turned out perfect (and they didn’t see the things that went wrong behind the scenes)! We all know that something will go wrong at every event, it’s the nature of events, but being able to adeptly manage that behind the scenes and making sure our clients and guests have the experience of a lifetime.
What’s your superpower?
I have a pretty good memory / recollection for things said and things I’ve written down. It’s unusual that I don’t learn people’s names on the first go!
Anything else about you we should know about you?
My backup plans have backup plans! It’s just how my brain works. I love the combination of a detailed plan, well thought out timeline, and the high activity and excitement of the wedding day, resulting in an incredible experience for my clients.
When I’m not thinking of weddings, I’ll be curled up with a book, watching the newest show, or planning my next traveling adventure.