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Best Wedding Planners in Virginia Beach, VA

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Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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Google
5.0 (44)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Baxter's Creative Events is an elite wedding planning company based in Virginia Beach that serves Virginia and also travels to other states to provide a variety of services. The founder of Baxter's Creative Events, Sandra Baxter, has been planning weddings and other events for more than 15 years. Sandra is an active member of the International Live Events Association and Wedding Professionals of Southeast Virginia. The business provides a free initial consultation and offers Luxury Full Service Planning, Full Service Customized Planning, and Month/Day Of Coordination packages. The company has a full list of preferred vendors that is available to clients. Baxter's Creative Events has been featured in House Of Maya Wedding Planner Magazine, South Asian Bride, The Knot, WeddingWire, and the Hampton Roads Wedding Guide as well as in the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the company is a preferred vendor of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, The Founders Inn and Spa, the Chrysler Museum of Art, The Water Table, Oceanaire Resort Hotel, and MOCA. Baxter's Creative Events has received the WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards every year from 2012-2017 and The Knot Best Of Weddings award every year from 2013-2017. In 2017, the company was recognized in The Knot Hall of Fame. Clients say that the company provides highly reliable service, and they greatly appreciate Sandra's can-do attitude.

1736 South Park Court Suite 202, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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5.0 (23)
Google
5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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1 Elegant Event Wedding & Event Planning does business with clients all over the Virginia Beach metro area, and has over 20 years of experience in this field. Its wedding planners are completely licensed and insured and handle all aspects of planning and preparation while performing management services to keep everything on track. Though many of its weddings are local, 1 Elegant Event Wedding & Event Planning also does destination weddings. Officiant services are available as well.

Chesapeake, VA 23320

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5.0 (5)
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2.0 (1)

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The founder of Morlina Events has worked in the event planning industry for more than 15 years. The company's full planning and coordination package includes one-on-one consultation meetings with clients and vendors, vendor recommendations, accommodation arrangements, decor setup, ceremony rehearsals, ceremony and reception coordination, and many other services. The business' partial planning and coordination package takes care of all the details the couple needs assistance with. Morlina Events also plans anniversaries, reunions, grand openings, employee events, fashion shows, birthday parties, engagements, retirements, photoshoots, and other events. Clients say the Morlina Events team made their wedding unforgettable.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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Google
5.0 (39)

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The planning team at Emily Weddings has more than 40 years of combined experience in the industry. The business provides full-service planning and day-of coordination, giving customers the option to choose the right package for their needs. The full-service package includes finding the right wedding location, designing the theme and decor, and planning the wedding day schedule. The planners ensure a successful day by creating a detailed wedding timeline, confirming wedding provisions, and rehearsal assistance. The Emily Weddings team members are Certified Sandals Specialists and help plan weddings at Sandals destinations. The business has been seen in Borrowed & Blue, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Black Tie Bride, Glamour & Grace, Swooned, and The Virginian-Pilot. Emily Weddings won The Knot Best of Weddings from 2010 to 2016, Bride's Choice Awards 2009 to 2016, the 2013 Best of Virginia Beach Award, and A Crystal Clear Vision People's Choice Award 2015 and 2016.

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Touche Weddings and Events plans coastal Virginia weddings and destination weddings. The business provides creative event styling with furniture rentals, custom florals, and lighting design. The company also plans elopements, proposals, corporate events and galas, celebrity soirees, and military events. The planners also have experience with interior design. Touche Weddings and Events is a member of The Coterie and won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015. Clients say the coordinators are calm and professional and pay attention to every detail. Clients have also praised the coordinators for their reliability and responsiveness.

Chesapeake, VA 23322

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Yelp
5.0 (2)

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Soirees by Lauren is a widely recognized wedding planning company based in Chesapeake. The company provides custom wedding packages with services such as wedding day logistics, budget management, unlimited phone and email communication, accommodation assistance, vendor referrals based on budget, coordination of payment delivery, and a final walkthrough meeting with all of the vendors. The planners make sure that everything is ready for the big day with their month-of services, which include vendor confirmation, logistics setup, wedding timeline preparation, ceremony and reception coordination, and gift delivery coordination. Soirees by Lauren has been a featured Borrowed & Blue vendor and has been seen on The Today Show. The business won The Knot Best of Weddings in 2016 and 2017 and the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017. Clients have praised the Soirees by Lauren wedding planners for their flexibility, creativity, and reliability.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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Google
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Sunkissed Events aims to create a stress-free wedding experience for its Virginia Beach clients. The business offers full-service wedding coordination, partial event coordination, and day-of coordination packages. The wedding planning company has been featured on The Knot, Coastal Virginia Magazine, ModWedding, Tidewater and Tulle, Borrowed & Blue, WeddingWire, Burnett's Boards, Fab You Bliss, The Bride's Cafe, and Style Me Pretty. Clients give positive feedback for Sunkissed Events' personable, easygoing, and knowledgeable wedding planners who pay close attention to detail.

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Baxter's Creative Events
1 Elegant Event Wedding & Event Planning
1736 South Park Court Suite 202, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Morlina Events
Emily Weddings
Touche Weddings and Events
Soirees by Lauren
Sunkissed Events

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.