We launched our event planning business in August 2011 after experiencing the planning process for Kristen’s wedding in 2010. With the encouragement and guidance from the wedding vendors, we officially opened for business under the name of Make It Yours.
After four years operating as Make It Yours, we decided to make the company name a little more personal, since we are a mother/daughter team, and renamed it Whitt & Co. We’re the same team you have grown to know and love, but with a little face lift.
We put groomsmen in their place for pictures when they are doing a little too much goofing around, fetch undergarments for the bride, and help a groom figure out how to get around the Bride’s train for their choreographed first dance. No job is too big or too small.
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My education and background is in Interior Design. After college, I worked at a tile showroom at the Denver Design Center. There I learned so much about client relationships; being hands on and involved in the projects; and good, old hard work still pays off. My design background comes in handy when setting up a venue and helping the couple figure out colors, design, and style. It’s like decorating your house that will only stand for six hours – it should truly reflect your personality.
"It’s amazing how Kristen can look at a venue after the set-up and see if something is off or not quite right. She has an “eye” for the details and makes sure everything is perfect. Wedding vendors love working with her because she pitches in whenever anyone needs help." - Dotti
Five fun facts about Kristen:
I get tears of joy at every wedding – what can I say, I’m sentimental.
I’m a girly girl in a house full of boys.
I love to watch football – more specifically the Denver Broncos.
I was a figure skater up until I graduated from college – and I still miss it.
I sing and dance in my car like no one is listening or watching.
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Being a Human Resources Director prepared me for handling stressed out couples. Being calm, cool, and collected is how I work. Life experiences and on-the-job training have come in handy. I pay attention to the people. This, combined with working with Kristen, makes every occasion special and makes the work feel a lot less like work. I love seeing people happy and enjoying themselves.
"Dotti is truly a people person. She has an amazing ability to make people feel comfortable in any situation. It’s more work than you would think to get a wedding party from one location to another; Dotti does it without breaking a sweat and with a smile on her face the whole time." - Kristen
Five fun facts about Dotti:
I always see the positive side of things.
I have traveled to all of the states in the United States except for one – North Dakota.
My favorite sport to watch is football.
The best sound in the world to me is the laughter of my grandkids.
I met my husband on a blind date and two weeks later we were engaged.
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