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Best Wedding Planners in Minneapolis

Our Recommended Top 11

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Minneapolis 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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4910 W 146th St N/A, Savage, MN 55378

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5.0 (90)
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5.0 (87)

Why choose this provider?

Events by Melody is an award-winning wedding and event planning company based in Savage, Minnesota, serving clients in the locality and throughout the greater Minneapolis area. Its continuum of offerings includes full service wedding planning, event design, day of coordination, and corporate events organization. The firm has received numerous accolades for exemplary service delivery, including being recognized in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and winning the 2019 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards.

Saint Paul, MN 55126

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5.0 (58)
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4.5 (3)

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Based in Saint Paul, Class Act Entertainment has more than 30 years of experience planning more than 8,000 weddings for couples throughout the Midwest. Services include wedding officiants, emcees, audio technicians, DJs, and professionals experienced in ceremony and event design, with one flat fee that covers comprehensive event planning and execution. Website customers can use the code Party Hard when calling for a consultation to receive a special discount.

Maple Grove, MN 55311

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4.3 (3)

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Bride Support provides wedding planning services for Minnesota brides, including day-of coordination, vendor searches, comprehensive planning, and more. The seasoned professional planners strive to help brides relax and get their to-do lists under control. They offer free 45-minute consultations and day-of coordination specials for local brides. This business has twice been named among The Knot's Best of Weddings and received two Couples' Choice Awards from Wedding Wire.

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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4.9 (35)
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5.0 (12)

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Rosetree Events is a Minneapolis-area wedding and event coordination and design agency, striving to help customers create a special day that fills them with joy while remaining within budget. Packages include both basic and full-service wedding planning, basic and full-service day-of coordination, and custom packages with add-on services like vendor recommendations, vendor meetings, contract review, design consultation, and post-event clean-up.

Saint Paul, MN 55126

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (9)

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Ask for the Moon Events is a Saint Paul wedding and event planners specializing in day-of coordination, partial, full, and getting started planning packages, and a la carte services like wedding websites, guest accommodations, and vendor management. This business received a Best of 2015 Award from Thumbtack, a Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award for 2016, and was named among The Knot Best of Weddings in 2015 and 2016.

Minneapolis, MN 55417

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4.9 (58)
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5.0 (11)

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Located in Minneapolis, Artemisia Studios specializes in wedding flower arrangements and event planning services. This business has earned the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards four years in a row and a place on The Knot Best of Wedding List for 2015 and 2016. Customers can create a customized day-of-wedding coordination packages with services like timeline management, vendor coordination, wedding errands, processional direction, transportation, set-up and take-down, troubleshooting, and more.

Minneapolis, MN 55405

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (2)

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Located in Minneapolis, Amy Zaroff Events and Design specializes in perfect weddings, corporate and non-profit events, mitzvahs, and other celebrations. They build events based on the power of meaningful connections and the belief that every event should have a flow dictated by the music, decorations, food, and other stylistic choices. Their services are designed to take care of the details so clients can enjoy their own celebrations. This business has an overall customer rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Minnetonka, MN 55345

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4.7 (20)

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Lasting Impressions Weddings is an award-winning wedding planner based in Minnetonka. Founder Sarah Trotter has more than seven years of industry experience and is a member of the Twin Cities Bridal Association. This business has been named in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Best of the Year by Minnesota Bride Magazine for four years in a row, and Best of Weddings by The Knot for six years in a row.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

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5.0 (11)

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Fab Event Design strives to create beautiful weddings and celebrations that bring people together. Couples can choose from coordination services, coordination along with event design, or grand planning for those who want assistance with venue hunting, vendor selection, design, and coordination of your event. This business received the Judges' Circle Diamond Award for Outstanding Event Decor from Minneapolis St. Paul Weddings and is a three-time winner of the Knot Best of Weddings designation.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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In business for more than 20 years, Mother of the Bride Wedding Planning and Design has frequently been named among the best event planners in the region by The Knot and Minnesota Bride. Comprehensive wedding planning and event design services include full planning down to the last detail, day of coordination, planning for destination weddings, and hourly a la carte services. This company's work has been featured on Style Me Pretty and other industry blogs and publications.

Wayzata, MN 55391

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Kismet Event Group strives to transform its clients' dreams for a perfect day into reality. They've been named among the Knot Best of Weddings for two years in a row. Wedding planning packages include the Final Affair, for couples who want a stress-free wedding weekend; the Helping Hand, for those who have planning experience but want expert consultation; and the Big Production, for clients who want a wedding planned start to finish based on their concepts and ideas.

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.