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Best Wedding Planners in Birmingham, AL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Birmingham Wedding Planners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Birmingham, AL 35209

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Google
4.8 (15)
Facebook
5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

AK Brides is a wedding planning service in Birmingham that enables clients to enjoy their day without having to deal with the challenges of designing it. The founder began to work in the bridal industry since 1994, and she combines professional experience with her business and accounting degree to execute a fabulous yet cost-effective event. AK Brides prioritizes customer satisfaction, and it has different packages to suit different needs.

Birmingham, AL 35226

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Très Beau Weddings and Special Events is a vendor in Birmingham that helps clients plan and execute the special day in their life. The company owner works with all types of hosts, especially brides who want to avoid stress, and she looks forward to grabbing a coffee with them to discuss their vision and goals. Très Beau Weddings and Special Events has appeared in the July 2016 issue of Birmingham Magazine and the Summer-Fall 2013 issue of Southern Bride. The full package includes an open communication line, a curated vendor list, a set of comprehensive checklists, a review of all the contracts, and proactive collaboration with other providers, such as the officiant and the musicians.

Birmingham, AL 35243

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Yelp
5.0 (3)

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Becky's Brides is a wedding planning and coordination studio in Birmingham that makes engagements, bachelor-bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, nuptials, and receptions extraordinary. The founder graduated from the University of Alabama, and her team's mission is to remove the stress and anxiety from the stars of the event. Becky's Brides serves couples from the city, and it also welcomes those from other parts of the state. The website features stills and videos of recent projects, and clients can call to inquire about the team's availability for destination weddings or to book a consultation.

Birmingham, AL 35209

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Facebook
4.7 (10)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Engaged Wedding Library is a company in Homewood that helps people plans matrimonial ceremonies and receptions. The team has a list of the best vendors in Birmingham, and its task is to assist clients with visioning, outlining the next steps, and moving forward according to the budget and goals. Engaged Wedding Library posts some of its event stills on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, and it gives a complimentary initial consultation.

Mountain Brook, AL 35223

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Mariée Ami is a wedding planning studio in Mountain Brook that gives brides an “exclusive access to the best resources” for their special day. The team consists of seasoned event designers and a graphic artist, and it works closely with the people involved, including the soon-to-be-married couple and their vendors, to create real fairy-tale matrimonial celebrations. Mariée Ami's full service planning includes unlimited in-person meetings, virtual consultations, and e-mail messaging. The staff accommodates pricing inquiries by phone.

Hoover, AL 35244

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Jackie Rowell Events is a wedding and party planner in Hoover. The founder and company namesake has more than 25 years of industry experience, and she and her team treat all bookings as opportunities to share their professionalism, creativity, and technical know-how. Jackie Rowell Events does not discriminate against any person, and it offers its wedding services to minority, multicultural, and LGBT couples. The staff partners with the most reputable vendors, and it can make arrangements for destination nuptials and other out-of-town events, such as spiritual retreats, corporate team-building sessions, and conventions.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
AK Brides
Très Beau Weddings and Special Events
Becky's Brides
Engaged Wedding Library
Mariée Ami
Jackie Rowell Events

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A wedding planner can be a significant help on your special day. The happy couple and their closest loved ones should be able to enjoy their wedding day without worries. A wedding planner eases the burden off the couple, handles any problems that arise during the planning process and on the wedding day, and helps to put on a fantastic wedding.

  • How do you become a wedding planner?

    There are courses and diplomas people can take to become a certified wedding planner; however, it’s not necessary. Regardless of if an individual gets a certification, the most essential step is to gain experience. Most wedding planners start by doing a few free weddings to build a portfolio. That portfolio can be used to promote the business and attract new clients.

  • How much does a wedding planner cost?

    The national average cost of a wedding planner in 2019 was $1,500. However, it should be noted that this can vary dramatically. Average costs can vary from state to state. Additionally, factors such as the size of the wedding, the level of planning, the extravagance of the wedding, and the wedding planner’s experience can all change pricing.

  • Do wedding planners have specialties?

    Yes, wedding planners can have specialties. For example, some wedding planners may specialize in destination weddings. Or wedding planners can specialize in the extent of wedding support they offer. A day-of-coordinator will only arrive on the day of the wedding and help during the day. In comparison, a complete wedding planner will help with the planning and execution of the wedding.

  • How do you know if you need a wedding planner?

    Hiring a wedding planner is a personal choice. Ultimately, the wedding couple needs to decide if they have the budget for a planner and if they believe the investment to be worth it. For example, some people enjoy planning events, so they wouldn’t need a wedding planner. Conversely, planning stresses other people, so it might be a task they want to outsource.

  • Is there a certification to become a wedding planner?

    The wedding planning certification industry is “largely unregulated.” This means that while you can get a wedding planner certification, it might not always be from a qualified source. One trusted source is the certification from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners.  

    A certification can be a great asset, but there are many qualified wedding planners who don’t have a certification.

  • How do you find a destination wedding planner?

    Planning a destination wedding is very different from planning a local wedding. You’ll want to find someone who has experience organizing a destination wedding.

    Many destinations offer an in-house wedding planner. However, if you need to find your own destination wedding planner, local Facebook wedding groups are an excellent place to ask for referrals.