Yifat Oren's Favorite Things

The event wiz—and planner to stars Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, and Molly Sims—shares how to keep your guests happy, comfortable, and super inspired

Favorite over-the-top moment: I have to say fireworks are semi-trite but a couple of years ago I did a wedding in Turks and Caicos where my clients took over the tiny island of Parrot Cay, and the father insisted on having fireworks. Sure enough, at midnight, the Caribbean music was blaring and there we were, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by water, and these amazing fireworks were going off for like 80 people. After watching this incredible couple get married, witnessing the warmth of their family, the speeches, the three hours of crazy dancing, it was extraordinary. I have to say, I got a little teary eyed.

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