Laurels
Best Wedding Planners
in Washington DC
2017

Why These Wedding Planners?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding planners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding planners in Washington DC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A. Dominick Events

A. Dominic is an event planner in D.C. that has more than 10 years of experience in coordinating weddings and corporate functions. The company handles all aspects of wedding planning and management, and its services include month-of execution. The company accepts bookings for destination weddings within and outside of the United States, and it takes care of out-of-state tasks like site inspections and vendor scouting.

Washington, DC(202) 216-9557

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Caroline Dutton Events

Caroline Dutton Events is a full-service wedding planning and design boutique celebrating love of all kinds in Washington, DC and beyond. The company offers a full planning and design package, partial planning as well as select month-of/wedding day management collections. Caroline Dutton Events is also available for destination weddings outside of the United States.

Washington, DC(202) 780-8203

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Catering by Uptown

Catering by Uptown is an event catering service in Beltsville that has more than 30 years of experience in handling weddings across Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. The company has managed ceremonies and receptions in locations like the Chesapeake Bay waterfront, the iconic Flag House, the Chesapeake Charm yacht, the historic Black-Eyed Susan paddleboat, and Walters Art Museum. Clients can visit the website to set up a free consultation.

Beltsville, MD(301) 572-7744

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Charming Grace Events

Charming Grace Events is a wedding planning firm in Chesapeake Beach that serves clients in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. The company has experience in handling ceremonies and receptions of any size, from an intimate celebration to a grand event. The full-service planning package typically requires $3,500, and its services include budget construction, vendor selection assistance, and rehearsal direction.

Chesapeake Beach, MD(702) 533-2572

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Elizabeth Duncan Events

Elizabeth Duncan is an event planning and design studio in D.C. that offers comprehensive wedding design and coordination services. The company handles destination weddings in the United States and abroad, and it has organized elaborate events in Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The company has an out-of-state office in Lexington, Kentucky.

Washington, DC(202) 243-9985

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Glow Weddings & Events

Glow Weddings & Events is a full-service event planning company in Germantown that has a considerable experience in organizing ceremonies according to Jewish, Catholic, and other religious traditions. The company opened in 2009, and it has styled and directed weddings in rustic farms, historical landmarks, park lands, posh hotels, and beaches. Initial consultations are free, and clients with confirmed bookings are entitled to unlimited e-mail or text correspondence with their Glow coordinator.

Germantown, MD(301) 908-7214

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HJ Planners

HJ Planners is a wedding planner in Arlington that services clients in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. The company strictly respects the clients' budget, and it offers a range of services that match the style and requirements of each couple. HJ Planners' services include coaching, full or partial planning, and day-of coordination. The company also manages a travel agency that provides complimentary assistance on hotel bookings for the wedding guests.

Arlington, VA(202) 758-3898

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Karson Butler Events

Karson Butler Events is a wedding design studio in D.C. that is managed by twin sisters. The studio helps clients in all aspects of the wedding ceremony and reception, and its services include budget development, venue selection, and vendor coordination. Karson Butler supports all unions, especially LGBT nuptials, and its packages range from full to limited supervision. The company has another office in San Luis Obispo, California, and its event planning team is available for international travel.

Washington, DC(202) 525-3881

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Kelley Cannon Events

Kelly Cannon Events is a wedding planner in Annandale that services clients in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. The company offers full or partial planning, wedding weekend supervision, and coordination services. Kelley Cannon also handles destination weddings, and its design team is available for travel worldwide.

Annandale, VA(703) 477-5111

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LIG Events

LIG is an event planning company in D.C. that has an out-of-state office in New York. Some of the company's wedding services are vendor coordination, print material development and production, and creative direction. LIG also handles post-wedding activities, such as reconciling the budget and resolving all wedding-related issues. The company is available for destination weddings within and outside of the United States.

Washington, DC(202) 430-5084

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Main Event Caterers

Main Event is a catering company in Arlington that serves clients in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland venues. The company transforms spaces like gardens, open-air rooftops, and warehouses into perfect wedding settings, and it can handle bookings for large gatherings. Main Event also provides bridal florals, photography, musical entertainment, transportation, and designer lighting. The company is environment-conscious, and it gives away compost and used oil for free.

Arlington, VA(703) 820-2028

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Perfect Planning Events

Perfect Planning Events is a wedding planning and design firm in Washington that is a consistent recipient of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards. A bride thanks the company for going the extra mile, by sending her a lady-in-waiting to “[get] us food, coffee, mimosas, and anything else we needed day-of.” Perfect Planning also runs a mentoring and coaching program for individuals who wish to start their own wedding planning business.

Washington, DC(571) 402-4594

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Pretty Entertaining

Pretty Entertaining is a wedding and event planning company in Nokesville that has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. The company designs and coordinates ceremonies and receptions of any size, including very small elopement weddings, and it provides complimentary one-hour consultations. A past client commends the company for making her wedding run so flawlessly that “[my husband and I] are still receiving rave reviews on our wedding...”

Nokesville, VA(703) 964-6786

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Rex & Regina Events

Rex & Regina is an event management firm in D.C. that handles weddings and other milestone celebrations. The company has experience in directing nuptials that involve religious traditions, such as Hindu rituals, Jewish rites, and Catholic masses. Rex & Regina has been listed as a preferred wedding planner of Washingtonian magazine, and it works with clients within and outside of the metro.

Washington, DC(703) 473-4448

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Risa James Events

Risa James is an event planner in D.C. that offers wedding design and coordination services. The company helps clients with tasks like day-of timeline preparation, vendor supervision, and venue walk-throughs. The wedding packages start at $800, and these come with unlimited e-mail or phone consultations between the booking confirmation and the event proper. A client writes about Risa James' efficiency, saying that the company “eased my stress and allowed me to enjoy every moment of my big day!”

Washington, DC(424) 225-1415

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Simply Breathe Events

Simply Breathe is a wedding planner in D.C. that styles and supervises weddings. The company offers full-service and limited coordination packages, and à la carte options like social media set-up and coverage. The full-service package costs around $6,000, and its components include theme creation, vendor contract reviews, etiquette guidance, and event direction. Clients can fill out the online contact form to request a complimentary consultation.

Washington, DC(202) 494-0636

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Taylor + Hov, LLC

Taylor + Hov is an event planner in Washington that has more than 10 years of experience in organizing weddings and other gatherings. The company's wedding management services include ceremony and reception direction, and vendor coordination. The company also takes care of the florals, favors, and the scheduling of related activities like photo shoots. Taylor + Hov is a 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards recipient and The Knot Best of Weddings pick.

Silver Spring, MD(240) 424-0416

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Troyal Events

Troyal is an event planner in Washington that specializes in creating unconventional weddings and other celebrations. The company walks clients through the planning and design stages, and it assists them with tasks like budget creation, payment scheduling, and hotel bookings. The company also handles month-of and day-of arrangements, and it oversees post-event activities like the return of rental items and the consolidation of gifts. Troyal is a recipient of the 2016 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award.

Washington, DC(202) 699-1163

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Working Brides

Working Brides is a wedding planner in Germantown that specializes in the design and direction of Indian weddings and the series of colorful South Asian events associated with these ceremonies. The company also offers its services in traditional wedding planning and management. Working Brides primarily caters to clients in Washington and the surrounding areas, but it can handle destination weddings for couples who want to get married in other parts of the world. Initial consultations are free.

Germantown, MD(301) 972-4223

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