Simply Suited was created by Margaret O’Reilly after she studied Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, and spent years in the event planning world. Through those times she always had a desire to create her own company. It was built on a passion for events and helping clients navigate the details and logistics that come with planning events. Margaret’s willingness to fight for the client in order to give them the best experience is the foundation of the company. Her specific ideas and high expectations are what led to the start of Simply Suited. Our innovative mix of solutions ensures that every detail is covered. Get in touch to learn how you can make your dream event a reality.
Simply Suited is a boutique event planning firm that is happy to help every step of the way. We’re here if you’re looking to find someone to talk through ideas with, or if you’re looking for someone to completely run the show. We offer full-service planning, event design, day-of coordination, and on-site management. Simply Suited also offers to consult if you want to handle all the details yourself but need guidance on where to begin. Our mission is to provide professional and unique event experiences for each of our clients. We aim to innovate and create new ways to reach the goals set by our clients while maintaining extraordinary customer service.
Our approach at Simply Suited is to provide the highest quality of services while delivering an enjoyable experience to all of our clients. We understand that planning any event can be overwhelming and we want to be here to help. We continue to keep a pulse on industry trends and ideas to provide the most up to date knowledge.
Margaret’s love for events was found at a young age. In high school, Margaret helped create a Winter Homecoming paired with events and themes for every day of the week. She presented the idea to her teachers and administration, and they backed her idea. Outside of that, Margaret always had a love for bringing people together. She was known for arranging group dinners and gatherings for her friends. From that time forward, she knew what she was destined to do.
Growing up in East Lansing, Margaret was (is) always a die-hard Michigan State Spartan fan, and one day hoped to attend school there. She just happened to get lucky that Michigan State also had the #1 public program for Hospitality Business. During her time at Michigan State, she wanted to absorb as much as possible. She joined many organizations that planned events or were involved in learning more about events. Margaret was the Assistant Reception Director of Les Gourmets and Event Design Director for Destination Auction. Both student-led events that raised money for the Hospitality program.
Outside of school, Margaret was the wedding coordinator for the MSU Alumni Chapel. Among many different accomplishments, Margaret was awarded the Richard and Cherrill Cregar Outstanding Hospitality Student Scholarship. Upon graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Art in Hospitality Business, she started her career at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as their Convention Service Manager. Margaret managed each group's lodging, menu planning, activities, and executed their entire stay while on property. She was responsible for an average of 70 multi-day events annually. The events ranged from meetings, conferences, incentive trips, and client events. After about two and a half years, Margaret wanted to continue to grow her knowledge and took a job as the Sales Manager at Hotel Julien Dubuque. In this position, she really focused on learning more sales-focused strategies and contract negotiations.
After 6 years in the industry, and much support from her family and friends Simply Suited was born. Margaret is a firm believer in life-long learning and pushes herself to constantly learn and evolve her knowledge. Nothing is more exciting to her than learning what the newest trends and event ideas are, and coming up with creative solutions using those. Most recently, Margaret has enjoyed diving into all things virtual events! The industry is ever-changing, especially in these years, and she’s always ready to change with it.
When Margaret is not working she is usually with people she loves the most, eating out or grabbing drinks to catch up (2020 was definitely different), traveling to see new places, dancing her heart out, or working on her next big project. But first and foremost, she’ll never ever say no to a good time!