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 teenage 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 very own first client when she said “YES!” 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 All of Your Life Events
Parris married the love of her life on November 9th, 2019 in Lexington, South Carolina, just two months after she and her now husband purchased their first new construction home together, which was 6 months after selling her starter home, all during her first full year as a professional wedding planner while also planning her own wedding.
Parris specializes in 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, baby showers, vow renewals, and anniversaries.
Awards and Accolades
Because of Parris' diligent work throughout a busy 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 award winner and was also the 2021 Best of Columbia winner for "Best Wedding Planner" in the Columbia Living Magazine. As of recently, Parris learned that she is in the running for 2022 Best Wedding Planner in the Best of Columbia Metropolitan campaign and is eagerly awaiting results! She sincerely thanks all of her supporters for their nominations and votes.
Planning With Purpose
Parris is extremely passionate about giving back to the community. For 6 years, Parris held the position of Executive Events Director with a 501c3 non-profit charity that collectively donated over $100,000 between 2014 to 2019 to support a number of local charities, including: the South Carolina Special Olympics, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Palmetto Health Foundation, the South Carolina Police Department, the South Carolina Fire Department, South Carolina EMS, the South Carolina Autism Society, Happy Wheels, the ColaJazz Foundation, and PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services).
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.