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Best Wedding Planners in Portland, OR

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Portland 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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Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Yelp
5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Creative Celebrations is a full-service wedding and event planning company in Lake Oswego with over 30 years of experience. The company assists clients with venue selection, decor, rentals, entertainment, music, catering, photography, flowers, and all other wedding day details. Services are available for formal, beach, destination, outdoor, and local weddings. In client testimonials, event planner Carolyn is described as organized, proactive, and as helping brides enjoy their wedding days without having to worry about any of the details.

Vancouver, WA 98663

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (2)

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Soleil Bliss Event Productions is a full-service wedding planning and event coordination company in Vancouver. Wedding services include partial planning, all-inclusive planning, occasional extras, and day-of services. The company won WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Award for five years running from 2012-2016. In client testimonials, lead planner Liz is described as detailed, organized, and extremely calm when dealing with planning hiccups.

Portland, OR 97212

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5.0 (26)
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5.0 (13)

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EJP Events is an event planning company in Portland that believes in pampering its customers by ensuring all details of an event go off without a glitch. Wedding planning services include event design and theming, budget planning, vendor mediation, wedding day coordination, and additional details such as wedding website design, gift bags and favors, transportation coordination, and all other organizational logistics. The company has 20 years of experience in the industry and features a team of planners trained through the International Special Events Society, Meeting Professionals International, and the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Portland, OR 97225

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5.0 (15)
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4.5 (12)

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J29 Events is the Portland event and wedding planning company of lead designer Shauna Karver, who has a background in corporate events. Wedding packages are available for destination weddings, full-service coordination, partial planning, month-of planning, day-of coordination, and elopement services for couples who wish to have an intimate wedding experience. The full-service package includes management of all details from the day of engagement until the last wedding decoration is taken down after the big event.

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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5.0 (42)

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Bridal Bliss Event Planning is a Lake Oswego company specializing in full-service wedding planning, partial planning, and day-of wedding coordination services. The company has been featured in Bride's Magazine, WeddingWire, and Oregon Bride Magazine and was named Portland's Best Wedding Planner of 2016 for the seventh year in a row. Pre-wedding services include planning, developing a budget and checklist, locating a venue, hiring vendors, tracking guest RSVPs, acquiring a marriage license, and unlimited meetings with clients to coordinate all other aspects. Wedding day services include coordination of all details, acting as point person for all vendors, assisting the family and wedding party, and dealing with any unexpected surprises or emergencies.

West Linn, OR 97068

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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (16)

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Whitney Werts & Company is a West Linn event planning, design, and styling boutique firm. The company was founded in 2012 by Whitney Werts, who has a passion for the details and customization that go into unique weddings. Wedding packages include full-service event coordination and design, partial event coordination and design, day-of coordination, event design, and hourly wedding consultation. Packages can also be customized to meet individual clients' exact needs.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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4.5 (11)
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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (5)

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Soiree Special Event Planning is a Lake Oswego full-service event coordination and management company founded in 1998 by owner Molli Barss. The company offers predesigned wedding packages but is also willing to customize unique packages to meet individual clients' needs. Some of the predesigned packages include the Jour Du Mariage or day-of coordination package with services starting approximately two months before the wedding day, and the Elegante package, which features full, all-inclusive wedding coordination.

Newberg, OR 97132

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Fern & Grace offers vintage wedding rentals and event planning in Newberg. Owner Maria Taylor can "turn people's dreams into reality" and provide unique vintage components for wedding receptions and parties. The wedding day coordination package costs $1,000 and offers up to nine hours of assistance for a wedding of up to 150 guests. In addition to detailed wedding day services, this package includes a one-hour timeline discussion meeting, a one-hour rehearsal, and a one-hour venue walk through appointment.

Milwaukie, OR 97222

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4.9 (65)
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5.0 (37)
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4.9 (29)

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Adornment Events has over 13 years of wedding and corporate event planning experience and was founded by a group of creative professionals. The company received Oregon Bride Magazine's Best of 2015 award and has received WeddingWire's Couple's Choice award every year since 2014. Service packages include full design and planning, partial planning, a "month prior" package, day-of services, and fully customizable a la carte packages.

Vancouver, WA 98686

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Indigo Event Design is a decor, design, and event planning company in Vancouver. Wedding day coordination services include setting up programs, vendor management, bouquet distribution, directing musicians and DJs, gathering people for pictures, ensuring proper food flow, distributing final vendor payments, carrying an emergency kit, and handling any unexpected hiccups.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Creative Celebrations
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Soleil Bliss Event Productions
Vancouver, WA 98663
EJP Events
Portland, OR 97212
J29 Events
Portland, OR 97225
Bridal Bliss Event Planning
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Whitney Werts & Company
West Linn, OR 97068
Soiree Special Event Planning
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Fern & Grace
Newberg, OR 97132
Adornment Events
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Indigo Event Design
Vancouver, WA 98686

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.