Event Planning 

Editors’ Choice 

Janie Haas Events, North Andover

Philosophy: Helping clients not only pull off a great event—with expert organization, vendor coordination, budgeting, planning, and management—but do so by infusing each event with the client’s personality. 

What’s unique: Clients can plan a perfect wedding in Puerto Rico without ever leaving home, thanks to Janie Haas Events’s office in San Juan, which allows couples to plan destination weddings with ease. 

Fun fact: Janie Haas Events has thrown an Alice in Wonderland–themed event, complete with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, chairs hanging from the ceiling, and miniature snacks labeled “Eat Me.”

125 Coachmans Lane, North Andover, 978-725-5956, janiehaasevents.com


Readers’ Choice

Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles, Newburyport 

What’s new: No-detail-too-small event planner Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles partners with another local business, LUXE BOX Company, to offer beautiful wedding welcome boxes.

23 Middle St., Newburyport, 978-358-8036, amymclaughlin.com