Marcy Blum

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Marcy Blum is an American author, event planner and owner of Marcy Blum Associates in New York City.


Blum is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and began her career in the restaurant business, later creating a segue into the then developing field of event planning.[1] In 1986[2] she became one of the first in the industry to develop the vocation into a successful career[1]


Blum has been a guest on the CBS Morning Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Nate Berkus Show.[citation needed][3]

Among her clients are Billy Joel and Katie Lee Joel,[4] Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant, Lebron James and Savannah James,[5] George Soros and Tomiko Soros,[6] The Rockefeller family, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent,[7] and Andre Iguodala and Christina Iguodala.[1][8][9] She was also the planner of The Knot's "Dream Wedding" in 2014 of Boston Marathon bombing survivors, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino.[10] New York magazine described Blum as a "desired wedding planner to the wealthy and famous."[11]

Vogue Magazine named Blum one of the top wedding planners in the world by,[12] Harper's Bazaar,[13] and Martha Stewart Weddings.[14]

Blum has written and contributed to many articles, including The New York Times,[5] New York magazine,[15] The Knot,[16] Brides magazine, Elle, Modern Bride, InStyle, and Town & Country.

She coauthored, with Laura Kaiser, two books, Wedding Planning for Dummies and Wedding Kit for Dummies.[1]


Marcy is the sister of American author and journalist Howard Blum.


  1. ^ a b c d Swerdloff, Alexis What Do Padma Lakshmi and Kyra Sedgwick Have in Common? Their Wedding Planner, New York Sun, January 11, 2005
  2. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M.; Gettleman, Jeffrey Taming the Runaway Wedding Planner, The New York Times, June 24, 2007
  3. ^ "Interview with Wedding Planner Marcy Blum – Wedding Market". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Iovine & Liberty Ross Wedding Gift Picks - Billboard". Billboard.
  5. ^ a b Williams, Alex (2015-08-15). "How Celebrities Keep Their Weddings a Secret". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  6. ^ "Billionaire Soros weds consultant in third marriage". Reuters. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  7. ^ "Nate Berkus Marries Jeremiah Brent". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  8. ^ Smith, Emily. "NBA Finals MVP ties the knot". Page Six. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  9. ^ "Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing to Marry in Dream Wedding". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  10. ^ "Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing Weds". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  11. ^ "A List of Utterly Impractical Celebrity Weddings -- The Cut". The Cut.
  12. ^ Rees, Samantha. "Vogue's Ultimate Wedding Planner Master List". Vogue. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  13. ^ "Bazaar's Little Black Book: The Top Wedding Planners in the U.S." Harper's Bazaar. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  14. ^ "64 Top Wedding Planners". Martha Stewart Weddings. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  15. ^ "The High-End Party: Gilded to Perfection". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  16. ^ "3 Expert Planning Tips from Celeb Wedding Stylist Marcy Blum". Retrieved 2016-03-19.

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