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A Simple Affair Events

Huntersville, NC 28078
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Simple Affair Events plans weddings in North and South Carolina and the surrounding areas. Services include full-service wedding planning, wedding design, styling, and month-of-wedding coordination. The team will also help execute destination weddings. Simple Affair's work has been featured in Carolina Bride, Elegant Wedding, and experienced planner Tina Sheets has been interviewed for Charlotte Weddings. Simple Affair Events was also included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

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Aisha Thomas Events LLC

Charlotte, NC 28273
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Aisha Thomas Events plans wedding and events in Charlotte and abroad. The company provides full-service event production, event styling, and event management. In addition, the company offers travel agency services for those planning destination events. Aisha Thomas has been featured in Charlotte Wedding, Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog, and more.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Beyond the Veil Wedding & Event Services

Charlotte, NC 28262
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Beyond the Veil Wedding & Event Services is a husband and wife owned and operated company that plans weddings, corporate, and social events in the Charlotte area and beyond. The company offers full-service planning, taking care of everything from contacts and contracts to set-up and clean-up. Both couples and vendors praise Beyond the Veil's exceptional attention to detail and quality service.

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4.7 / 5 (14)

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Bridal Affairs

Charlotte, NC 28273
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Bridal Affairs is a one-stop wedding shop for couples in North Carolina, South Carolina, or those doing a destination wedding. The company provides wedding and event planning, DJ service, photo booth rentals, or all of the above. Bridal Affairs all-inclusive packages cover everything. Wedding planner Vanessa Johnson has been in the business for years and her work has been featured in The Knot Best of Weddings, The Daily Wedding 2016, and in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards.

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4.9 / 5 (53)
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5.0 / 5 (30)

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Carolina Event Design

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Carolina Event Design is a Charlotte-based wedding planner offering a variety of packages. These packages include full-service planning, partial planning, month-of-planning, design only, and brainstorm sessions. Carolina Event Design also plans non-wedding events. The experienced team was named in Charlotte's Overall Best Wedding Planners by Charlotte Wedding magazine. In addition, the team's exceptional work has been featured on Style Me Pretty and The Knot.

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4.6 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (10)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Hall & Webb Event Design

Charlotte, NC 28203
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The Charlotte-based team at Hall & Webb Event Design has over two decades of experience planning fabulous weddings. The team plans weddings in Charlotte as well as destination weddings offering varied packages that include full-service planning, partial planning, and month-of-wedding planning. Hall & Webb has ben featured in a number of online and print publications such as The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Ivy Robinson Events

Charlotte, NC 28209
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Ivy Robinson has been working in the events industry for nearly two decades. She plans weddings based in Charlotte and beyond, helping clients every step of the way. Her company offers full-service planning and design and is specially equipped to handle innovative events. Ivy Robinson has been featured in a number of publications including BRIDES magazine, Charlotte Bride, and Charlotte Wedding. In addition, Ivy has made many television appearances.

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Jackie Fogartie Wedding & Event Planner

Charlotte, NC 28203
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Jackie Fogartie is a Charlotte-based wedding and event planner. She does everything from elaborate weddings to family gatherings. For weddings, Jackie offers full-service planning, partial planning, month-of-wedding coordination, and hourly wedding consulting. She can also take care of bride styling. Clients praise Jackie’s detail-oriented and creative nature.

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Kelley Event + Design

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Kelley Event + Design provides the wedding and event planning services of Lauren Evans, who plans personalized events in the Southeast. In addition to her work in the region, Evans will happily plan destination weddings. She offers wedding design, wedding planning, and event planning and coordination. Kelly Event + Design promises to create personalized events that fit clients’ unique vision.

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Magnificent Moments Weddings

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Magnificent Moments Weddings does wedding planning and coordination in Charlotte. The team provides full-service planning and coordination, partial planning and coordination, month-of-wedding coordination, floral design, and other a la carte services. The experienced Magnificent Moments Weddings has been featured on Ruffled, Thumbtack’s Best of 2016, and The Bridal Society.

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5.0 / 5 (33)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Separk Mansion

Gastonia, NC 28277
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Separk Mansion is a historic, 1920s Italian renaissance mansion located near Charlotte. The mansion owners host weddings and social events in the fabulous Separk, giving off Great Gatsby vibes. The versatility of the venue provides for both an indoor and outdoor wedding space. The private garden offers a beautiful ceremony space, while the formal ballroom is perfect for dancing. The owners can provide wedding day advice and will set up the venue according to the bride and groom’s vision.

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4.6 / 5 (151)
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4.5 / 5 (9)
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Something Perfect Weddings & Events

Charlotte, NC 28206
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Something Perfect Weddings & Events provides the wedding planning services of the experienced Samie Roberts and Lauren Gomez. The Charlotte-based planners are devoted to their work and offer full-service wedding planning, month-of-wedding planning, and completely customizable packages. Happy couples praise both Samie and Lauren’s professionalism, punctuality, and organizational skills.

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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (5)
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South Charlotte Banquet Center

Charlotte, NC 28277
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South Charlotte Banquet Center is an event space that can accommodate weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings. The space comes with a team of event specialists, and all-inclusive event packages are available that include vendors. South Charlotte Banquet Center has a 3,500 square foot main hall with seating for up to 170 during dinner and dancing, or 200 for a cocktail hour. A 2,400 square foot patio is also available for use.

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4.6 / 5 (157)
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4.6 / 5 (81)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Southern Savvy Events

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Southern Savvy Events is a Charlotte-based wedding planner specializing in boutique celebrations. The team provides full-service wedding planning and design, as well as event management. Southern Savvy Events only plans a handful of weddings each year, preferring to focus all attentions on a few special brides and grooms. Southern Savvy Events has been featured in Carolina Brides, Borrowed & Blue, Junebug Weddings, Trendy Bride, and more.

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4.8 / 5 (16)
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The Graceful Host

Charlotte, NC 28270
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The Charlotte-based Graceful Host plans and designs weddings. Over the years, owner Ashley has planned over six dozen weddings. Her company does full-service wedding planning and event design. If needed, The Graceful Host will take care of all coordination and logistics. In addition, the team provides calligraphy services. Free consultations to assess any and all needs are available. The Graceful Host has been featured in a number online and print publications, including Carolina Bride, InStyle, Brides, The Knot, and Style Me Pretty.

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The Silk Veil Events by Ivy

Charlotte, NC 28278
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Ivy of The Silk Veil is a certified bridal consultant and wedding planner in the Charlotte area. She is a member of the American Academy of Wedding Professionals and the Association of Bridal Consultants. The Silk Veil offers full-service, month-of-wedding, and day-of-wedding coordination, in addition to a variety of wedding planning and design packages. The company also provides linen rental options at an affordable price point. Satisfied brides say Ivy listened to all needs and executed their visions perfectly.

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Wedding Savvy

Charlotte, NC 28216
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Wedding Savvy offers wedding and event consulting in Annapolis, MD, and Charlotte, NC. The team provides full-service coordination, day-of-wedding coordination, and hourly consulting for those brides who just need a little help with the details. Wedding Savvy has been featured in Brides, Baltimore Bride, Style Me Pretty, and WE TV’s “Platinum Weddings.” The team was also included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

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4.5 / 5 (19)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Does your wedding planner need a degree?

No, your wedding planner doesn’t need a degree. A degree in event hospitality can undoubtedly give new wedding planners an advantage, but ultimately, this industry is all about experience. If you want to understand how qualified your wedding planner is, ask for client referrals or ask to see portfolio examples of previous work. 

Where can you buy a wedding planner book?

A wedding planner book is a DIY guide that takes couples through the wedding planning process. This book reminds couples of every little task they have to do and suggests the order in which the tasks should be done.

What should a wedding planner contract include?

A wedding contract should outline the terms of the working relationship. It should state what kind of work the wedding planner will do and clearly outline costs and deadlines. Many wedding planners will also put in restrictions or clauses to protect themselves. This could include what types of services they won’t do, the right to a meal at the wedding, and more.

What should a wedding planner portfolio include? 

Each wedding planner’s portfolio might be slightly different. In general, some of the common aspects of a portfolio are:

  • Photos and videos of past events (before and after)
  • Example timeline
  • Example wedding budget
  • Catalog of rental items
  • Any awards or certifications
  • Customer testimonials

How soon should you hire a wedding planner?

Wedding planners can quickly book up during the wedding season. We recommend hiring a wedding planner as soon as possible. A wedding planner should be one of the first bookings for your wedding as they can help you get discounts for future wedding items. They can also provide industry insights, such as the pros and cons of the venues you’re considering and vendor recommendations.

How much do you tip a wedding planner?

Tipping your wedding planner is a personal choice. Many wedding planners say it’s not necessary, and they would just prefer an online review. However, if you choose to tip our wedding planner, you can aim for 10-20% of their total fee. 

Do you invite the wedding planner to the rehearsal dinner?

Many people see a rehearsal dinner as an additional time to get together with their closest wedding attendees. And, while it is that, it’s also a time to rehearse. Therefore, your wedding planner should at least be a part of the rehearsal portion so they can make sure everyone is prepared for the big day. 

Does a wedding planner decorate?

This can vary from wedding planner to wedding planner. Some planners will decorate, but they’ll charge an extra fee for it. Other planners want to focus on running the event, so they’ll suggest you hire a decorator for the wedding instead. Ask your wedding planner if decorating is part of their services.

How many weddings will a wedding planner take on at the same time?

Most wedding planners work with small teams and will only do one wedding per day. Wedding planners that work with bigger teams may split their team up among multiple weddings in a day. If having your wedding planner there for you on the day is important to you, make sure to ask your wedding planner if they’ll be booking other events on the same day.

What is a wedding planner responsible for?

A wedding planner can be responsible for many things, such as:

  • Researching vendors
  • Obtaining quotes
  • Building out the wedding schedule
  • Paying vendors
  • Organizing everything on the day of the event
  • Sending out save the dates, invites, and thank you cards
  • Decorating
  • Dealing with issues
What your wedding planner does for you will depend on the type of services you pay for.

Do wedding planners need insurance?

Event planners should consider getting general liability insurance. This protects the wedding planner against claims of property damage or bodily injury. General liability insurance also covers the medical costs for any injured parties. You can ask your wedding planner if they have insurance.

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