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A Stylish Soiree

Carrollton, TX 75006
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Business Description

A Stylish Soiree offers full-service wedding planning and custom floral design. The company’s planners love creating a perfect special day for customers and offer a range of wedding packages. The company can handle every step of the process, including creating a budget, designing the theme, coordinating guest lists, providing styling for bridal portraits, and managing vendors. The company provides complete floral design services and helps customers design the perfect bouquets, boutonnières, and venue decorations.

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4.5

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As You Wish

Addison, TX 75001
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As You Wish provides luxury, customized wedding planning and coordination for customers in Dallas and around the world. The company’s planners coordinate every step of the wedding process, including finding the perfect gown, floral and interior design, custom stationary, hairstyling, guest accommodations, photography, and coordination of vendors and amenities. Company owner Rachel Burt is a certified wedding planner with years of experience in creating unique, couture weddings tailored to suit every customer’s taste and needs.

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5.0

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Christy Matthews Events

Roanoke, TX 76262
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Business Description

Christy Matthews Events provides experienced planning, consulting, and support for weddings and special events. The company’s planners offer thorough, in-depth consultations to plan the perfect wedding, and available services include assistance with finding venues, budgeting, event timelines, décor, reception floor plans, and managing vendors. Christy Matthews is a Certified Wedding Planner, and the company welcomes same-sex wedding clients. The company helps customers plan and organize any special event, and consults with clients all over the country.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (12)
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Donnie Brown

Dallas, TX 75240
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Business Description

Donnie Brown is a celebrity wedding and event planning company that offers full-service planning, coordination, and floral design. The company’s expert staff and designers handle every detail of the special day, from creating the invitations to helping select the gown. Wedding planning packages include services like custom floor plan design, floral arrangements, music and lighting design, professional photography, and careful menu selection. Customers can contact the company on its website to schedule a consultation appointment.

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3.8
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Each & Every Detail

3011 Hood Street, Dallas, TX 75219
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Business Description

Each & Every Detail is a Dallas, Texas, wedding and event planning company founded in 2006. Clients can choose from elite design, planning, and coordination, full planning and coordination, or wedding day management packages, depending on the level of supervision desired. Social events the business handles include birthdays, bar mitzvahs, baby showers, anniversaries, and family reunions. In addition, it offers full design, planning, and coordination for corporate events such as open houses, board meetings, company picnics, and team building.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Ebony Peoples Events & Design

Dallas, TX 75001
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Business Description

Ebony Peoples Events & Design is a full-service event planning and design boutique that provides a combination of traditional elegance and modern glam weddings in Dallas. Its team of wedding planners will assist in the planning of the wedding details. Ceremonies may be intimate, with just 50 people or an over-the-top celebration for 500. It also provides coordination services like budgeting, venue selection, and guest list management. Clients have the option to plan and choose according to their personal style.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Events By Kristin

Allen, TX 75013
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Business Description

Events By Kristin is a Dallas wedding and event planning company dedicated to making every event stress-free and unique. The company’s planner helps customers create the wedding theme, design a budget, find venues, coordinate with vendors, manage the rehearsals, and provides full support and coordination on the day of the wedding. The company provides complete service for events like birthdays, holiday parties, and graduation parties. Events By Kristin handles every part of the process, from etiquette tips to last-minute emergencies.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Foster Blue & Co.

Dallas, TX 75052
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Foster Blue & Co. offers wedding planning and coordination services. The company’s planners assist customers with finding a perfect venue, coordinating guests, recommend vendors, and manage any last-minute emergencies. Package and hourly rates are available for just a little help on the day of the wedding, or complete management and coordination from beginning to end. The company was selected as a 2012 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, and the planners are passionate about designing beautiful, stress-free weddings.

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Grit + Gold

Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Business Description

Grit + Gold is a wedding and shower planning company that offers packages for weddings of any size. The company has full-service planning packages that include budget management, booking guest accommodations, venue selection, bridal and bridesmaid styling, and complete support during the wedding and reception. Mini planning packages are available for couples that prefer to do most of the planning themselves and include rehearsal direction, vendor coordination, and timeline support. The company also offers fun crafting workshops.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (54)
Google
4.9 / 5 (12)
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Hitched Events

Dallas, TX 75219
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Business Description

Hitched Events is a Dallas wedding and event planning company, and has been featured in Modern Luxury Brides Dallas magazine. The company’s experienced planners and coordinators help customers design unique events, including birthdays, Quinceañeras, and corporate parties. The company offers four wedding planning packages, and the full-service package includes budgeting assistance, vendor management, rehearsal coordination, décor design, and support through the ceremony. Customers can contact the company on the website to schedule an expert consultation.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (42)
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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Keestone Events

Dallas, TX 75248
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Business Description

Keestone Events is an award-winning event planning company for weddings, special events, and corporate events. Equipment rental, décor rental, and boutique design services are also available. The company specializes in full-service wedding planning, including destination weddings around the world. Services include finding venues, budget coordination, vendor relationships, timeline design, and unique, luxurious décor. Planning is available for luncheons, pet birthdays, engagement parties, proposals, and other indoor and outdoor events. Customers can email the company for prices quotes and details.

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5.0
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Meggie Francisco Event Design

Columbus, OH 43206
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Meggie Francisco Event Design is a professional wedding planning company that serves customers around Dallas 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.

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4.9
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4.8 / 5 (23)
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5.0 / 5 (9)
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Serendipity Events by Tina

Dallas, TX
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Serendipity Events by Tina is a wedding planning business that assists clients with arrangements for their ceremonies. This full-service business works to make the process of wedding planning easier for clients by organizing budgets, keeping track of dates, corresponding with businesses, and helping to select and book venues. It also monitors guest lists and works with clients to handle logistics questions involved in transportation and seating arrangements. Serendipity Events by Tina can help to plan proposals too.

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4.9 / 5 (14)

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Silver Lining Events + Co.

Dallas, TX
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Business Description

With more than 6 years of experience, Silver Lining Events + Co. offers event planning services to Dallas clients. The company has multiple packages for gatherings such as weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, and corporate meetings. As a wedding planning service, Silver Lining can engage in full production plans and handle every detail of the wedding. Clients may get involved in partial production planning services. A virtual wedding package can also be booked for more intimate ceremonies.

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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Southern Affairs Weddings & Events

Dallas, TX
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For Robyne and Brittany of Southern Affairs Weddings & Events, a wedding is an opportunity to tell and celebrate a couple's story. The duo designs weddings that highlight the uniqueness of each couple by helping them create mood boards, overseeing the overall aesthetics, and managing the logistics of the events. Whether for an intimate union or a grand gathering, it is their mission to lift the heavy burdens of planning and coordination from the shoulders of their clients.

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4.9 / 5 (33)
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5.0 / 5 (10)

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Swank Soiree

Dallas, TX 75106
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Swank Soiree offers more than a decade of experience in wedding and event planning. The company’s expert planners handle every detail of the wedding, from managing vendors to designing the theme, and provide day-of support through the ceremony and receptions. Complete planning service is available for small and large events, including birthdays, and upscale parties. The company offers personalized wedding and event stationary. Customers can contact the company on the website to inquire about rates and customized packages.

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4.5
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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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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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