Parris Claytor Balazs is the Founder, creative director, and lead planner of Eventfully Chic by Parris. She discovered her niche for event planning beginning in her younger years and went on to obtain a four-year degree in psychology. After graduating college, she entered into the world of marketing where she was able to couple her admiration for the psychology field and her aspirations for professional event planning.
Leading up to planning weddings, Parris gained her years of experience directing various events for nearly a decade as the marketing director of a multi-state law firm to include charitable functions, large corporate events, black-tie affairs, and other special occasions.
Parris became her own first client when she said “YES!” to her fiancé in 2018. In true Parris fashion, she moved swiftly, becoming a Certified Wedding and Event Planner and securing all of her own wedding vendors within the first month of being newly engaged.
Here For You, Always
Parris married the love of her life on November 9th, 2019, in Lexington, South Carolina. Earlier that year, she and her husband sold and purchased a home together. As an experienced REALTOR with Carolina Sky Real Estate, she is passionate about helping others through these major life events and strives to help newlyweds with a low-stress home selling or purchase experience.
Parris specializes in planning weddings; however, she makes herself available to help former and existing clients with all of their magical life events such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, vow renewals, and anniversaries.
Awards and Accolades
Because of Parris' diligent work throughout 2019, she was awarded "Best Wedding Planner" in the 2020 Free Times Best of Columbia and Post & Courier campaigns. In 2021, she was a Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards winner and was also the 2021 Best of Columbia winner for "Best Wedding Planner" in the Columbia Living Magazine. For 2022, she was nominated as "Best Wedding Planner" in the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and is also a 2022 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards winner in the wedding planner category.
Planning with a Purpose
Parris is very passionate about giving back to the community and formerly held the position of Executive Events Director with a 501c3 non-profit charity that collectively donated over $100,000 to a number of local charities.
In continued efforts to support the community, following each wedding with Parris, she sends a personal note and monetary donation to the newlywed's charity of choice along with a wedding photo of the couple.