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It's the little details & final touches...

Event Coordinator

Specializing in day-of coordination


Hello and Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by. My name is Melanie Graves and I am the Owner/Coordinator of The Chick In Charge Events. I have loved hosting parties for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my birthday parties were always a blast and I never worried about a thing (thanks Mom!). As an adult, I began to realize that there is so much to do behind the scenes, to have each event go off without a hitch. It can be overwhelming and exhausting!   When my good friends came to me in June 2018 and asked me to be in charge of  day-of-coordination, I jumped at the chance. There was no better feeling than knowing that my friends got to completely enjoy the day they had planned. Not to mention, the families got to enjoy themselves even more, knowing I was in charge.
 It takes a particular person to ask the right questions, be organized amid potential chaos and get the job done, without anyone knowing things may have gotten off course. I started this business because I want to be that particular person for you. I want you to benefit from my gift of organization and controlled chaos. When you see your event, I want you to envision yourself having the time of your life. Worrying about the caterers, the Dj, the decorating or any little detail or final touch should be left up to me. And the best part?  You can breathe a little easier knowing  “I've got this”.   

I promise! So, whether you are planning a wedding, anniversary, milestone birthday,  graduation or just a really amazing party, that you want to completely enjoy...I've got You! I want to make your event spectacular so send me a message or give me a call today!


Creating Memorable Events

Oregon city weddings

“ A person who has awesome attention to detail and is very hard working, Melanie hit a home run with our wedding. Melanie helped us plan from the near beginning of the process. Her hard work, great communication and creative ideas resulted in a fantastic wedding that was fun and memorable. If you want someone you can count on to have your back at your event, choose Melanie.”  

- Devin & Danielle 


Red Barn Villa 

Oregon City, Or

Versatile Service

divine complexions, spa, event

"Amazed! I am so glad we chose The Chick In Charge Events to plan and arrange our big spa event! Everything was thought of and taken care of. As the spa owner, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to trust in someone to think of all the little details and make sure it all went off with out a hitch. Melanie is amazing and so good at what she does. I couldn't recommend her more for your event.” 

- Christine Lewy 

Owner of Divine Complexions Spa 

Wilsonville, Or

A History of Satisfaction

Portland wedding,

“Melanie helped us plan our wedding and we could not have asked for more. She went above and beyond, even helped us put flower bouquets together and shopped for some of the decorations. She is very detail oriented, organized and if something needs to get done, you will hear from her! She was amazing at keeping the rehearsal on track and delegating tasks to be done the day of the wedding. I'm so glad she was there to help! Thank you so much, Melanie"

-Crystal & Brenden  

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The Laurelhurst Club    

Portland, Or  

Volunteering for a cause

volunteer event, animal shelter

“A special round of apaws is due to Melanie G, Volunteer and owner of  “The Chick in Charge Events”. She volunteered her services for the Bowling party by procuring $650 worth of donations for our door prizes. Each Volunteer got a free raffle ticket and had the opportunity to purchase more. We sold $235 additional tickets at the party that will go towards the Shelter Dreams Fund for a new animal shelter. Volunteers were all eager to win the $300 Blazer vs Bulls tickets that were donated.  Melanie started volunteering in 2013 and is the parent of Sadie, a pittie that has been in almost every Pitties in Pink parade since the start. Her event business is new and she is very excited to help all that she can.”

-Multnomah County Animal Shelter 

weekly newsletter to volunteers 


Event held at Mt Hood Lanes 

Gresham, Or