Laurels
Best Wedding
Planners in
Raleigh
2017

Why These Wedding Planners?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding planners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding planners in Raleigh, NC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC

A Paradigm Shift Event does weddings and events in the greater Raleigh-Durham area. Owner and event designer Jocelyn Warren is a certified wedding planner and has over two decades of experience. Warren and her team offer a variety of services, including full-service planning, coordination, consultations, day-of coordination, and décor and design services. A Paradigm Shift Event has been featured in Elegant Wedding and has been included in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

Raleigh, NC(919) 701-9556

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A Southern Soiree

A Southern Soiree is a Raleigh-based wedding and event planner that serves the entire southeast region. The company provides full-service wedding planning, corporate event planning, and venue consulting, and offers its industry knowledge at speaking engagements. A Southern Soiree has been featured in a number of publications including Southern Bride & Groom, The Knot, and Style Me Pretty.

Raleigh, NC(919) 280-2045

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A Swanky Affair

A Swanky Affair is a Durham-based wedding planner. Owner Amanda Scott has years of experience in the industry and provides full-service wedding planning, creating custom weddings for each unique bride and groom. Her exceptional work has been featured in a number of publications, including Southern Bride & Groom, Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, The New York Times, Essence, and more.

Durham, NC(919) 477-7993

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Chestnut & Vine

Chestnut & Vine offers day-of wedding coordination in the Triangle. Owner and Lead Coordinator Erin McCauley has over a decade of industry experience, and can take care of all details on the bride and groom’s big day. The team’s day-of services include décor for ceremony and reception, vendor referrals, floral distribution help, general assistance for the wedding party, collecting of gifts and centerpieces, and much more. Chestnut & Vine also offers additional a la carte services so clients can pick and choose exactly what they need. These services include rehearsal dinner coordination, RSVP management, reception layout services, and more.

Wake Forest, NC(919) 307-7747

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Creative Purposes

Creative Purposes is a Raleigh-based wedding planning company founded by certified wedding planner Cheylaina Fultz. Her company does full-service planning, partial planning, month-of coordination, and destination wedding planning. Creative Purposes is happy to travel to accommodate destination wedding needs. Creative Purposes has been featured in Weddings, Southern Bride, and Groom, and on Wedding Wire’s Couples' Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

Raleigh, NC(614) 285-4114

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Elana Walker Events, LLC

Elana Walker is a certified wedding planner creating custom events in North Carolina and beyond. Walker and her experienced team of wedding experts can take care of wedding planning, design, and coordination. The company's work has been featured in Brides, Weddings, and The Knot. Happy clients praise Elana Walker’s passion and responsiveness.

Raleigh, NC(919) 753-8624

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Erin McLean Events

Erin McLean Events is a North Carolina wedding and event planner. McLean provides full-service wedding planning and design, as well as event design and management. She specializes in tailored details, wishing every bride to receive her custom vision. Erin McLean's work has been featured in many publications, including Southern Wedding, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed & Blue, and much more.

Raleigh, NC(919) 457-1282

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Grace Leisure Events, LLC

Grace Leisure Events is a Durham-based company that has been planning weddings and special events for over a decade. The company specializes in weddings, fundraisers, and social events, offering full-service planning, day-of coordination, and hourly consulting. Grace Leisure Events has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and was included in Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book and Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards 2016.

Durham, NC(919) 641-1933

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After is a Raleigh-based wedding planner taking care of all the bride and groom’s needs on their big day. The Happily Ever After team offers full-service wedding planning, partial wedding planning, and wedding coordination. The company also provides décor rentals such as furniture, lighting, and textiles. Satisfied clients of Happily Ever After love the team’s caring, personable nature and attention to detail.

Apex, NC(919) 255-8757

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Jennifer V. Event Design and Planning

Jennifer V. Event Design and Planning is the company of certified wedding planner and Raleigh-based Jennifer Viscosi. Her wedding services include full-service planning, partial planning, day-of wedding coordination, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and more. Viscosi is willing to travel to accommodate the needs of clients. In addition to weddings, she plans and executes parties, and offers a la carte services, allowing clients to pick and choose from a variety of individual services. Jennifer V. Event Design and Planning was included in Wedding Wire's Couples’ Choice Awards 2014 and 2015.

Raleigh, NC(919) 406-4212

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La Cosa Bella Events

La Cosa Bella is a Raleigh wedding planner offering a variety of services to please any bride and groom. The company offers full-service planning, taking care of every detail, from venue selection to event design. In addition, La Cosa Bella provides partial service and day-of coordination. Finally, hourly consulting is also available. Clients of La Cosa Bella praise the staff’s knowledge and caring nature.

Raleigh, NC(919) 349-0518

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La Fete Planning & Design

La Fete is a Raleigh wedding and special event planner. For weddings, La Fete provides full-service planning, partial planning service, design, décor, and weekend coordination. The company also does party planning and production, as well as corporate events. La Fete is a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book member and was featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples' Choice Awards for six years straight, and counting.

Raleigh, NC(919) 427-3985

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Nouveau Events

Nouveau Events provides wedding and event planning services in North Carolina and beyond. For weddings, the events team provides full-service wedding planning, partial planning and coordination, event design and coordination, and day-of coordination. In addition, the company provides planning packages for cooperate events. Striving to pay special attention to each client, Nouveau Events only takes on a handful of clients each year. Nouveau Events has been featured on Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Inspired Weddings, and more.

Raleigh, NC(919) 320-6262

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Orangerie Events

Orangerie Events plans and designs weddings and special events near its Raleigh base and beyond. The team specializes in destination weddings. Full-service event planning, partial coordination and design, and day-of coordination are all available when working with Orangerie Events. The boutique planners have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, 100 Layer Cake, The Knot, and Style Me Pretty.

Raleigh, NC(919) 728-0808

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Premier Party Planners

Premier Party Planners does weddings and events in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area. For weddings, the team provides full-service wedding planning, day-of coordination, brainstorm sessions, design consultations, and custom packages. In addition, the company plans and executes corporate and private events. Premier Party Planners has been The Knot's Best of Weddings pick and earned a spot in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards and Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Awards.

Raleigh, NC(919) 699-1882

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RedBird Events

RedBird Events provides its wedding planning services to the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas. However, the team is also available to travel to destination weddings. Services include full-service planning and design, partial planning and coordination, day-of coordination, and various a la carte planning services. RedBird promises a stress-free and blissful wedding planning experience.

Raleigh, NC(919) 521-5218

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Sabrina Seymore Events

Sabrina Seymore Events is a Durham-based wedding and event planner serving North Carolina as well as the surrounding states. For weddings, the company provides full-service wedding planning, partial planning, day-of coordination, and destination wedding planning. In addition, the company can manage special events, corporate events, entertainment industry events, and charity and non-profit events. Satisfied clients appreciate Sabrina Seymore Event’s professionalism and responsiveness.

Durham, NC(919) 672-7886

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Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

Wedding and special event planner Sally Oakley has over a decade of experience in the industry. Her Raleigh-based team provides its expert services to the greater North Carolina Area. Sally Oakley Weddings & Events offers both full service and day-of coordination, depending on the needs of the bride and groom. Happy clients appreciate Sally Oakley’s immense knowledge and attention to detail.

Raleigh, NC(919) 271-7023

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Shawn Schindler Events

Shawn Schindler Events boasts over a decade of experience planning weddings and special events. This qualified, Raleigh-based team offers full-service wedding planning, partial wedding planning, wedding weekend coordination, and a variety of a la carte services. In addition, the team creates and executes corporate and social events. Shawn Schindler Events is a Southern Bride & Groom preferred vendor and was featured in Wedding Wire's Couples’ Choice Awards 2015.

Raleigh, NC(919) 417-0460

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Stephanie Scholl Events

Stephanie Scholl is a Raleigh-based wedding planner who plans weddings in North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. The wedding planner is willing to travel to clients' destination weddings and provides full-service planning, partial planning, and month-of planning services. Scholl’s expert styling services are also available. Her work has been featured on Southern Weddings, Once Wed, and Trendy Bride, among others.

Raleigh, NC(704) 756-0438

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