2017–A Year in Review


Now that 2017 is coming to an end,  it’s time for to reflect back on the year that seemed to just fly by. If I had to describe 2017, for me personally it was the year of new adventures (and ventures)! For starters, I got married to my best friend! That alone could’ve made my year–but it didn’t stop there. I also started a new business venture as partner at Couture by Posh Bridal–a bridal boutique in Maryland. A Bride’s BFF has grown stronger in our business model and mission, and we’ve added new faces and talents to our team. Overall such an eventful year!

On the horizon for 2018 are a few new projects that I’m super excited about, including new branding and a new website, growing and expanding the team, and further developing our new partnerships. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!

To end the year on a humorous note…I leave you with what could only be described as a “blooper reel” of sorts. As planners and coordinators we are scary good at blending into the background on your special day. But because we are such an integral part of making things run smoothly, sometimes it’s unavoidable to get captured on film doing our jobs! Here are a few of those moments where we made unintended cameo appearances. Have a blessed and safe New Year’s Even and we’ll see you on the other side!


Mimi making sure groom has his boutonniere.

Mimi making sure bridal party has everything they need to walk down the aisle.

Kelly assisting with the flower girls grand entrance.

Mimi making last minute adjustments to a bride’s train before sending her down the aisle.

Silvia patiently waiting to open the door when the DJ introduces the bride and groom.

Mimi holding a bride’s train to keep it from getting dirty before the processional.

Photographers: Brent Forbes, Andrea Pesce PhotographyAlicia Lacey Photography, Mariia Berezina, Leslie Hendricks


Merlyn (Mimi) Perez

Is the Lead Planner and Owner of A Bride's BFF. She lives for all things weddings and is a self-proclaimed organizing junkie--acquiring the endearing title of “The Latina Martha Stewart” from those that know her best. During her downtime you can find her baking, crafting or reading her favorite lifestyle blogs and magazines; and spending embarrassing amounts of time combing through The Container Store and Office Depot!

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