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Best Wedding Planners in Cleveland, OH

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Cleveland 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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Cleveland, OH 44111

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Google
4.9 (32)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Based in Cleveland, Shi Shi Events is a boutique wedding planning firm founded in 2005 on the core tenets of authentic style that engages the senses. They provide expert consultation services including theme and decor design, logistics, vendor and location sources, vendor management, lighting and fabric design, and much more. Because they accept only a limited number of events each year, they are able to provide each client with personalized attention every step of the way. Shi Shi Events has received the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame award from The Knot, and has been featured in national publications like Glamour, Style Me Pretty, Cleveland magazine, Bridal Guide, and PopSugar. They are also a hit with clients, boasting an overall five-star customer rating on Facebook and The Knot, and four out of five stars from Wedding Wire. Fans of Shi Shi weddings note the firm's approachable demeanor and first-rate professionalism.

Akron, OH 44333

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Google
4.7 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Akron Wedding Planning strives to give Cleveland-area brides access to the best local resources. Services include venue assistance, budget management, event and vendor coordination, etiquette advice, design consulting, and much more. In addition to traditional fee-based planning packages, this firm offers no-cost packages that strive to help clients create their ideal weddings while staying on budget. Convenient, instant online quotes are available through the Akron Wedding Planning website.

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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Facebook
5.0 (18)
Google
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

All Events Planned, based in the Cleveland area, specializes in wedding planning services including a range of packages to fit each couple's individual needs. Clients can choose from complete invitation services, customized build-your-own packages starting at $100 per hour, a phone and email-only consultation package, a partial planning package, and an unlimited package for the couple who wants someone else to take care of every last detail. All Events Planned works with all the top area vendors and never accepts commissions or payments for recommending service providers. Unlike other firms, they bill only for the hours they worked and don't charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, meaning couples don't get any costly surprises. All Events Planned has been featured in Northeast Ohio's Today's Bride magazine. They have earned overall customer reviews of five stars on both the Knot and Wedding Wire, and 4.7 out of five stars on Facebook. Clients praise their outstanding attention to detail and extensive years of industry experience.

Mentor, OH 44060

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Google
4.2 (5)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Cleveland area, Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and Design has been featured in industry publications including Style me Pretty, The Knot, WeTV, Wedding Style Magazine, and Weddings in Cleveland Magazine. With more than a decade of planning experience, they strive to deliver each couple the vision of their perfect day. Clients can choose from a selection of custom packages that include services like day-of coordination, budget and timeline creation, custom vendor recommendations, invitation and RSVP management, hotel arrangement, rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch planning, and much more. Clients praise Kirkbrides calm and positive attitude, consistent accessibility and responsiveness, and extensive expertise, with one bride referring to her wedding planner as her fairy godmother.

Cleveland, OH 44067

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Google
5.0 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Located in Cleveland, Oak and Honey Events is designed for clients interested in planning green weddings, with a focus on sustainable, eco-conscious events that leverage local resources. They offer wedding planning packages with three levels of coordination, with services such as itinerary development, vendor and contract management, day-of coordination, budget development, sustainable wedding design, invitation assistance, vendor research, and much more. Founder Melanie spent more than 12 years as an event planner for St. Baldrick’s Foundation before founding Oak and Honey. Clients express that Melanie treats them like family and helps the wedding day run smoothly. Oak and Honey Events has earned a perfect overall customer rating of five stars on Facebook, the Knot, and Wedding Wire.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Shi Shi Events
Cleveland, OH 44111
Akron Wedding Planning
Akron, OH 44333
All Events Planned
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and Design
Mentor, OH 44060
Oak and Honey Events
Cleveland, OH 44067

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.