Hi, I’m Darlene, and I am the owner and creative director behind I Do…So You Don’t Have To.

I Do So You Don’t Have To is a small, family-owned business, but what sets my business apart, is my personal service and attention to detail.  I personally supervise the set-up of each event and make sure each detail is perfect.  I have always had a passion and an eye for interiors, decor, gardening, layouts, and all things related to making a space beautiful.  I love creating a new look for a room, searching for the perfect furniture and decor for a home, and decorating for the holidays, and I have helped numerous people over the years, through doing so in their homes.

My oldest daughter became engaged a few years ago, and I planned the entire wedding, as well as created the look of the event–from center pieces & table numbers to creating a keepsake scrapbook for my daughter and her new husband, I absolutely loved the creative aspect of planning a wedding. It was an amazing feeling to use my creative eye to bring our ideas to life and ensure a memorable day for my daughter.

I have been a schoolteacher for over 30 years.  I am efficient, organized, and am always on the move, keeping myself busy & engaged through friends, events, and organizations. I knew that starting a business for myself that provided me with a creative outlet, allowed me to work with wonderful people, as well as help brides-to-be prepare for their big day, was the perfect fit.

I began my business with only chair covers and sashes, but am now excited to branch into center pieces, money boxes, table numbers,and various other decor and arrangements.

I look forward to an exciting journey ahead and a continued passion for what I do.