About Us

Who is A Big To Do Event? 

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Hala Shell, Owner of A Big To Do Event, Inc.  has spent most of her life in the Atlanta area. She began her career in hospitality in 2000 as an event manager in the historic homes of Roswell, Georgia. Since then Hala has spent many years working for some of the best venues throughout the city. In 2011, through what must have been a combination of fate and the passion Erica and Hala share for events, they met at a networking and education event that Hala was hosting at a venue where she was working. Over the years the two have worked together on weddings, golf outings, fundraisers and more.  Her experiences have offered her the ability to develop a skill set that spans catering, hotels, social and corporate event planning. In 2016, Hala proudly took on the role as Owner of A Big To Do Event. Today, she is a member of the International Live Events Association, a wife and mother, and has a true soft spot in her heart for weddings.


Erica Prewett, Founder of A Big To Do Event, Inc. started planning events when she was in the second grade. Anything mix-and-mingle related, she is the epitome of “born with it.” She went professional in the field in 2000 and founded A Big To Do Event, Inc. in 2005. Her favorite part of the process is overhearing her clients receive praise and cheers for their party-throwing taste and know-how. On July 1, 2015, she became the President of the Greater Atlanta chapter of the International Special Events Society giving her a resource of over 5,000 event professionals (ranging from other planners, a/v providers, florists, bands, etc.) from all over the world that can help create magic. She was also the first planner in Atlanta to complete the Certification from the Gay Weddings Institute.



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Anita first fell in love with the hospitality industry while working for an Events and Catering group while at the University of Georgia and had the privilege of hosting many upscale athletic events. She later began working for a Special Events Company in Atlanta where her experience and passion only grew. Since then, she has been delighted to work alongside Atlanta’s top caterers and venues to plan and coordinate countless events including Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Fundraisers, and  more. Anita always says that she has known all along that her life’s work was to help put on beautiful and special celebrations for others.


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