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Who We Are

RD Events & Design is an event planning and design service that serves the Upstate New York area, located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego, New York. 

With experience planning all types of events, from a wedding at an airport to fundraisers involving only chicken wings, and of all different sizes, from 50 guests to 500 guests, we are confident that we can provide you with the professionalism, flexibility, and creativity that you need for your event!

We understand that there are no do-overs when it comes to getting it right and will make it our goal to exceed your expectations at every turn so that hiring us turns out to be the best decision you make in planning your event.

We believe that it's the experience and not the things that matter most. We would love and would be honored to help you plan and celebrate this important life moment, whatever it may be! Let us make this experience one that is stress-free, joyful and tailored around creating an unforgettable event for you and your guests! 

Meet Rachael

Owner & Event Planner

With a dream of being in event planning since high school but not knowing where to begin, I took a different life route and side lined the dream when beginning college. After a couple years of college and changing my major a handful of times, I decided to stop and take a leap and reach out to a local venue and share my dream of being an event planner. Years later, and many, many events coordinated and planned across Upstate NY, with many colleagues and friends telling me to "just do it," I created RD Events & Design.

My passion for events and people is immense, and I love connecting with my clients on both a professional and personal level to create the best event for every client.  My favorite part about event planning is that no matter how many events I plan, they just keep getting more and more exciting! 

When I'm not planning events, I'm enjoying the outdoors and probably planning my next adventure with my amazingly supportive boyfriend, Eric. We have a hound dog who we rescued from Helping Hounds in Syracuse who we love to bring to Lake Ontario in the summer. You can also find me most likely running around a soccer field in local adult co-ed leagues, or playing volleyball - really anything sporty to feed my competitive nature.

When asking my friends what they think I should write in my "About Me," they said I should mention my dependability, being a great listener, my ability to remember every little detail, and most importantly - my fun loving personality (thanks guys!). I do believe that these traits coincide with my ability to connect with my clients, and be that important piece in their successful event that helped make it happen. I can't wait to continue meeting new clients and creating new memories that last a lifetime!

Rachael Demling

Founder of RD Events & Design

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