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Best Wedding Planners in Columbus

Our Recommended Top 11

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus 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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Columbus, OH 43206

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (9)

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Meggie Francisco Event Design is a professional wedding planning company that serves customers around Columbus, Ohio and around the world. The company’s expert planners help design a budget, find vendors, create timelines for rehearsals, and coordinate on-site styling for perfect bridal portraits.

Columbus, OH 43026

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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Wedded Perfection is an event and wedding planner in Columbus, Ohio. Their services include complete planning and production, partial planning and coordination, day-of coordination, consultation and referrals, and additional options. Wedded Perfection also provides event design services. The company is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and was the 2014 and 2015 The Knot Best of Weddings Pick.

Columbus, OH 43085

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5.0 (1)

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Myriam Solomon Consulting is an event and wedding planning consultancy firm that serves the greater Columbus, Ohio metro area. Myriam Solomon has provided over 30 years of service in Central Ohio. The company has worked with hundreds of happy clients, and in addition to the classic elegance of her design work, Myriam keeps an eye on what is trending and coming into vogue. Every bride is an individual, and her wedding will reflect her personality and style. Myriam Solomon Consulting's services include event design, table top and flowers, invitations and calligraphy, interior design and color, and art. Myriam Solomon Consulting strives to offer exceptional service and personal attention.

Columbus, OH 43085

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5.0 (7)

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The Finer Things Event Planning is an event and wedding planner that in Columbus, Ohio. Their services include full service planning, custom planning, finer details coordination, and social and corporate events. They have been featured on Style Me Pretty, Style Unveiled, The Knot, and Columbus Weddings. The Finer Things Event Planning won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award 6 times, won The Knot Best of 4 times, and was the only wedding planner in Columbus to be inducted into the The Knot's Best of Wedding Hall of Fame.

Powell, OH 43065

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Nina Marie Weddings designs and executes not only beautiful weddings and events but also personal and unique experiences that are a true reflection of their clients and how individual each client is. Nina Marie Weddings can be relied on to be calm, loving, and professional throughout the entire planning process. Their goal is to be sure that clients' weddings and event dreams become a true reality. Nina Marie Weddings' focus as a planner/coordinator is to encourage clients to stay calm and enjoy the adventure. When a couple gets engaged the process ahead can be overwhelming to all involved without professional guidance. Whether clients hire a wedding planner from beginning to end, just to coordinate the plans they've already made, or at any phase in the process, Nina Marie Weddings will professionally guide clients with a constant focus on achieving those personal, unique wedding dreams.

Hilliard, OH 43026

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Party Planners Plus is an event and wedding planning company in Hilliard, Ohio. Services offered include wedding planning, officiant services, and linen. Their wedding planning services include full wedding planning, partial planning, out of state couples, a simple DOC day, a simple day of coordination, and three-month planning. Party Planners Plus has won The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 Pick.

Dublin, OH 43026

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5.0 (9)

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MMJ Weddings & Events is an event and wedding planner in Dublin, Ohio. Their home is in Columbus, Ohio but they are willing to travel to their customers. Their services include full service planning and design, day of coordination service, custom, and special events. MMJ Weddings & Events has been proudly featured on Glamour & Grace, Martha Stewart, Style Unveiled, The Knot, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Wedding Chicks, and more.

Columbus, OH 43220

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (3)

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StR Event Services is a full service event and wedding planner in Columbus, Ohio. They specialize in weddings, corporate events, and celebrations planning. Whether it be a simple dinner or a lavish celebration, this company strives to take the time to plan, research, prepare, and coordinate all of the details. StR Event Services is a proud winner of the Knot Best of Weddings 2015 and 2016 and Wedding Wire’s Couple Choice 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Columbus, OH 43220

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CW Weddings & Event Planning is a full service wedding and event planning firm that specializes in elegant and exquisite detailed planning. CW Weddings & Event Planning strives to offer exciting services to enhance their customers’ wedding planning needs. They lease out photo booths, provide linens, and more. CW Weddings & Event Planning offers free consultations.

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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5.0 (1)

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A. Marie Events is an event and wedding planner in Reynoldsburg, Ohio that was established in 2005. Anita Craine, the lead planner and owner of A. Marie Events, has over 20 years of experience in the field. Services include wedding planning, destination wedding planning, event planning, consultation only travel, accommodations, and other services desired. A. Marie Events works on any types of events such as wedding, destination wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday, graduation, anniversary, and other events.

Columbus, OH 43125

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Events Held Dear is an event and wedding planning firm in Columbus, Ohio. Their services include full service event planning and design that starts at $2,700, partial planning and day-of coordination that starts at $1,800, day-of styling and coordination that starts at $1,150, and design set up that starts at $600. Events Held Dear has been featured on Ruffled Blog 2015, Lace & Loyalty 2015, Style Me Pretty 2016, Desiree Hartsock 2016, Trendy Bride 2016, and more.

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.