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Best Wedding Planners in Omaha, NE

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Omaha 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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Omaha, NE

Why choose this provider?

S. Lukas & Company organizes exceptional weddings for couples in the Omaha area. The company's owner serves brides and grooms with advice and counsel to transform their vision of a dream wedding into reality. S. Lukas & Company secures the team of vendors, negotiates with them, and reviews all final contracts. It also reserves hotel room blocks, designs invitations, assists with gift bags, coordinates ceremony rehearsals, and even provides a wedding day emergency kit.

Omaha, NE 68117

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4.8 (21)
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5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

At the Wedding Planner Omaha, LLC, veteran wedding and event planner Vernetta Kosalka has been helping people from throughout the area since 2009. Ms. Kosalka, an alumna of the College of Saint Mary, now has more than 200 weddings under her belt. In addition to weddings, she has planned hundreds of social and corporate gatherings, some with as many as 750 guests. The Wedding Planner Omaha, LLC has received "Couples' Choice Awards" from readers of WeddingWire, an honor granted to just 5% of professionals listed on the site.

Omaha, NE 68137

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4.6 (21)
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5.0 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Cherry On Top Events by Jen is an Omaha business founded in February 2012, with clients throughout the area taking advantage of its team's formidable planning and design experience. Jen Mrsny is the company's owner as well as its principal planner. Mrs. Mrsny has over 16 years of total industry experience, and she has developed a reputation for her attention to detail and her excellence in communicating with vendors. She can help not just with the traditional wedding planning services, but also further aspects, such as negotiating vendors' contracts, handling scheduling conflicts, and otherwise keeping the event on track.

Omaha, NE 68116

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (4)

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Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting is an Omaha-based wedding planning service. Ms. Dayton has over 18 years of experience in the hospitality and events industry, and she has planned over 350 weddings. She has a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of Denver, as well as a Certified Meeting Professional title from the Convention and Industry Council of America. She was deeply involved in founding the Greater Omaha Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives. Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting has received multiple WeddingWire "Couples' Choice Awards," and she has been featured on Style Me Pretty.

Omaha, NE 68145

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (3)

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Limelight Expressions, in Omaha, provides its local clients with not just event planning services but also photography and design options. The Better Business Bureau accredited company lets customers customize their bridal services package, selecting from options such as invitation help, ceremony coordination, and bridal shower planning. Because Limelight Expressions can also handle wedding photography and design, it is an especially suitable choice for clients seeking an all-in-one solution.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
S.Lukas & Company
Omaha, NE
The Wedding Planner Omaha, LLC
Omaha, NE 68117
Cherry On Top Events by Jen
Omaha, NE 68137
Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting
Omaha, NE 68116
Limelight Expressions
Omaha, NE 68145

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.