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Best Wedding Planners in New Orleans, LA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Orleans 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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New Orleans, LA 70112

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Why choose this provider?

Unique Weddings in New Orleans recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary as a local provider of wedding and event planning services. The company's owners, Michele Caswell-Adams and Brittani Adams, together have more than three decades of industry experience. Their projects range from intimate, romantic dinners for two, to blowout weddings, corporate galas, and fundraisers. They have worked in venues across the French Quarter and beyond, including mansions, plantations, hotel ballrooms, museums, and courtyards.

New Orleans, LA

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5.0 (4)

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Reverie is a wedding planner in New Orleans that strives to turn the dreams of brides and grooms into reality. It is dedicated to providing couples with exceptional service through its even planning and other services while ensuring that each wedding is memorable, fun, and stress-free. In addition to wedding planning, Reverie creates custom wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and desserts, and it arranged dessert bars for events such as receptions.

New Orleans, LA 70123

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

With the New Orleans-based design team of Blue Gardenia Events, families can receive help with all aspects of an upcoming wedding, including design, styling, planning, and even management on the big day. Blue Gardenia Events has been featured in Once Wed, the Reverie Gallery, and the Grey Collective, as well as The Knot's "Best of Weddings - 2016." I was among the 2016 winners of WeddingWire's "Couples' Choice Awards."

Marrero, LA 70072

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (2)

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Jazzi Events is a Marrero-based provider of wedding and event planning services. Team members take time to discuss everything with the clients, ensuring that the big day will be a reflection of their ideas and preferences. Jazzi Events specializes in styling wall pipes and drapes, ceiling drapes, lighting, and monograms. Their service area includes the greater New Orleans community as well as the Baton Rouge Metro.

2705 D'Abadie Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

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5.0 (11)

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Clandestine Events & Experiences is an event management company serving New Orleans. Its areas of expertise include corporate and private event planning. Since its inception 11 years ago, the company has served a diverse clientele, including a mix of corporate, non-profit, and private businesses. Clandestine Events also serves as a destination management company. Its members have traveled throughout the US, providing services to like-minded client partners. It serves clients who want to host an unforgettable party, celebrate a loved one's birthday, or organize a conference.

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  • event rentals

New Orleans, LA 70124

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Google
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

With packages starting at $3,500, Elyse Jennings Weddings provides planning, design, and management services for New Orleans families. Ms. Jennings, who owns the business and acts as its Principal Designer, has handled numerous weddings over the course of her career, making her especially qualified to ensure that weddings stay on track and within their budgets. Elyse Jennings works with a broad network of high-quality vendors and stylists.

New Orleans, LA 70124

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (4)

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Spera Special Events, headquartered in New Orleans, can help people in the city who are planning weddings. Additionally, Mary Spera and her team of design and style professionals can design and oversee fundraisers, holiday parties, and even parades. Before entering the wedding planning industry, Ms. Spera spent a decade planning corporate events. Her portfolio includes a number of well-received blowout bashes, for such clients as the NFL, Microsoft, Visa, Volkswagen, Samsung, and AT&T.

New Orleans, LA 70130

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4.5 (3)

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Sapphire Events is a New Orleans wedding planner, planning and supporting ceremonies and receptions in and around the city. The team can help with celebrations of varying sizes and budgets, and in addition to planning, staff members will handle the design, styling, and management aspects of the celebration. Sapphire Events has been featured in Geraldine Magazine, Weddings Unveiled, and Southern Bride, among other publications.

900 Camp Street, Suite 358, New Orleans, LA 70130

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4.8 (9)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2014, Ruby and Pearl Events provides wedding planning services in New Orleans. The company offers a variety of wedding-related services, including design and event management. The team is experienced in planning weddings in venues of all sizes and with big and small guest counts. Every effort is made to provide clients with a memorable destination wedding experience. Ruby and Pearl Events provides full disclosure on all wedding design expenses and offers wedding etiquette advice to couples.

New Orleans, LA 70115

Why choose this provider?

Satchel Planning & Design, based in New Orleans, is the wedding planning business of Josie Azuma. Ms. Azuma, a college graduate who briefly studied law, creates weddings that borrow inspiration, styles, and themes from the city's vibrant history and culture. Team members will communicate frequently with clients, manage relationships with vendors and stylists, and, on the big day, take care of all the details.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Unique Weddings in New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reverie
New Orleans, LA
Blue Gardenia Events
New Orleans, LA 70123
Jazzi Events
Marrero, LA 70072
Clandestine Events & Experiences
2705 D'Abadie Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Elyse Jennings Weddings
New Orleans, LA 70124
Spera Special Events
New Orleans, LA 70124
Sapphire Events
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ruby and Pearl Events
900 Camp Street, Suite 358, New Orleans, LA 70130
Satchel Planning & Design
New Orleans, LA 70115

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.