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Best Wedding Planners in Albuquerque

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Albuquerque 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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Albuquerque, NM 87120

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4.7 (14)

Why choose this provider?

Just Lovely Wedding & Event Planning LLC has been planning weddings in Albuquerque for almost five years. The group provides Month-of Wedding Coordination with services to finalize, perfect, and execute details of a couple's wedding. Most couples who use Just Lovely have all the major elements covered for their big day but need professional help to bring it all together and create a perfect as well as stress-free wedding. The owner is a Certified Wedding Planner through the Association of Bridal Consultants, and Just Lovely will also be serving as the on-site coordinator for Gutierrez-Hubbell House in 2017. Brides can take a look at the historic venue on Just Lovely's site and inquire about renting it for their wedding. An initial consultation for day-of services is free of charge.

Albuquerque, NM 87123

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Orange September is a wedding planning company in Albuquerque. The group seeks to create hand-crafted, personalized weddings with design, styling, planning, and coordinating down to the smallest detail and aims to allow brides, grooms, and their families to enjoy the event without the slightest worry or distraction. Each couple receives a tailored planning package depending on exact needs and budget and can opt for Full Planning, Partial Planning, Day-Of Coordination, or Day-Of Setup and Breakdown services. Full Planning entails one-of-a-kind concept planning all the way through to impeccable day-of execution, and brides can consider various wedding day themes such as whimsical, glamorous, seasonal, or dark romance. Services are available for corporate brands and other social events as well.

Albuquerque, NM 87120

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Celebrations! Events & Weddings has been helping couples plan their wedding in the Albuquerque area for almost 20 years. Clients seek out the group for its personalized attention, fun themes and decor, memorable events, and multiple package options, including the Cheers Package, Candlelight Package, and Crystal Package. Services include the normal wedding arrangements with vendors to more detailed extras such as guest list management, gift selection for the wedding party, bridal luncheon planning, rehearsal dinner coordination, valet parking, and accommodations for out-of-town guests. Celebrations! also features an extensive menu of à la carte services to choose from such as honeymoon coordination and hourly consultations. The owner completed advanced studies in project management at Stanford University, and the company is a member of the New Mexico Wedding Professionals.

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.