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Best Wedding Planners in Tampa, FL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tampa 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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Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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5.0 (67)

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Exquisite Events is an event planner in Madeira Beach that offers wedding planning and coordination services. The company helps clients plan the budget and prepare the timeline, select and coordinate vendors and ceremony officiants, make travel and accommodation arrangements for guests, and perform post-wedding tasks like mailing thank-you cards. Clients can call to ask for a complimentary consultation.

Tampa, FL 33629

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5.0 (3)

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Pea to Tree is a wedding and event planning firm in Tampa that specializes in designing and organizing luxury Indian and multicultural weddings. The company provides full or partial coordination and management services, and it has options for related activities like bridal showers, Tilak ceremonies, Sangeet parties, and henna celebrations. Pea to Tree also handles destination dream weddings in other states and countries, and it helps clients familiarize themselves with the preferred location and the local culture.

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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3.5 (3)

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Special Moments is an event planning company in Pinellas Park that styles and manages weddings and other celebrations. The company also assists clients with financial planning, and it makes them understand the costs and services associated with the wedding. The company follows a no-kickback and no-referral fee policy with vendors. Special Moments has an extensive experience in organizing tropical-themed and beach weddings, and it handles destination weddings outside of the Tampa Bay area.

Riverview, FL 33569

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5.0 (8)

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An Elegant Affair is a wedding planner in Riverview that designs and manages weddings in the Tampa Bay Area, West Central Florida, and other locations. The company is a certified Sandals® and Beaches® specialist that can organize destination weddings and other associated events on the Caribbean resort chains' beachfronts. An Elegant Affair offers complimentary initial consultations, and its website features the downloadable free report, “Don't Drop the Ball: 4 Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Planning Your Own Wedding”.

Riverview, FL 33568

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Southern Glam is a wedding planner and bridal consultant in Riverview that plans, coordinates, and supervises weddings. Southern Glam owner Meagan Phillips is a certified Sandals® specialist, and she is available to plan destination weddings and honeymoons in any of the resort chain's Caribbean locations. The company offers an array of services, and its two-hour consultation costs $300.

St. Petersburg, FL 33703

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4.9 (59)
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5.0 (1)

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RSBP Events is an event planner in St. Petersburg owned by philanthropist Brooke Palmer. The company coordinates weddings and other celebrations, and its wedding services range from designing the ceremony to supervising the reception. RSBP Events also handles public relations and the management of social functions like the NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast, and it has an out-of-state location in San Francisco.

Treasure Island, FL 33706

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4.8 (38)

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Simple Weddings is a wedding planner in Treasure Island that specializes in designing, organizing, and supervising Florida beach and yacht weddings. The company has a range of services, including photography and floral design, and it can handle specialized events like LGBT nuptials. Simple Weddings is a consistent recipient of WeddingWire awards, and it is a 2016 The Knot Best of Weddings pick. Some of the company's venues are in Pass-a-Grille, Anna Maria Island, and Isla del Sol.

Tampa, FL 33614

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5.0 (2)

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Cherished Ceremonies is a full-service wedding planner and coordinator in Tampa that opened in 2010. The company helps clients style the event, and it executes tasks like obtaining the marriage licenses on behalf of the couples and organizing the ceremony and the reception. Cherished Ceremonies also offers elopement packages, destination weddings on the beaches of Central Florida, and an online “premarital course”. Clients can call or send an e-mail to schedule a courtesy consultation.

St. Petersburg, FL 33707

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4.9 (358)

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Tie the Knot is a wedding planner in St. Petersburg that is a recipient of WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards for 2016, 2015, and 2014. The company specializes in organizing beach weddings in Pass-a-Grille, Siesta Key, and other stunning locations in the Tampa Bay Area and on nearby coasts. Tie the Knot packages start at $975, plus tax, and the basic components include the filing of the marriage license, coordination with the officiant, photography and flower arrangement services, and ceremony direction.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Exquisite Events
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Pea to Tree Events
Tampa, FL 33629
Special Moments
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
An Elegant Affair
Riverview, FL 33569
Southern Glam Weddings & Events
Riverview, FL 33568
RSBP Events
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Simple Weddings
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Cherished Ceremonies
Tampa, FL 33614
Tie the Knot
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

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.