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Best Wedding Planners in Milwaukee, WI

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Milwaukee 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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Hartland, WI 53029

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4.3 (207)
Yelp
3.5 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Rustic Manor 1848 is a Hartland barn venue that combines classic country and rustic charm for weddings, class reunions, holiday celebrations, and other events. The business offers wedding planning services from all-inclusive packages to day-of or month-of planning and coordination. Rustic Manor offers consultations or “Brainstorming” packages to help couples locate quality vendors, create a budget, timelines, and checklists for their wedding.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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4.7 (85)
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5.0 (48)
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5.0 (25)

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Blue Fancy is a wedding planning business in Milwaukee that offers packages from day-of and month-of assistance with the event to full-service planning including the total assumption of vendor communications, complete design assistance, wedding website creation and management, and more. Blue Fancy’s “Premium” wedding planning package even ensures that all guests, including the bride and groom, have safe rides to their homes or hotels after the reception.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Dare to Dream Weddings is a company in Milwaukee that offers different wedding planning packages for a range of needs. The business’s “Luxe Dreams” package takes care of everything right down to place cards, gift bags, and end-of-night cleanup, whereas the “Diamond Dreams” package offers recommendations on local vendors and helps with day-of organization, but lets the couple follow through with phone calls and scheduling. Dare to Dream Weddings also offers a limited number of prop and decoration rentals for the big day.

West Bend, WI 53090

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4.7 (20)
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5.0 (2)

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Ambiance Studios of West Bend is a husband-and-wife team of destination wedding photographers. The couple’s style blends photojournalism with fine art and fashion. Ambiance Studios sells a range of products from canvas wall art to custom-designed wedding albums made in Italy. WeddingWire recognized Ambiance Studios with its Bride’s Choice award in 2012 and 2013 and its Couples’ Choice award in 2014, ‘15, and ‘16.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Marcus Weddings is the event-planning child of parent company Marcus Hotels and Resorts. In Milwaukee, couples have access to the group’s venues such as the Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee, and InterContinental Milwaukee. The group also has some restaurants with private dining perfect for rehearsal dinners. Planning a wedding with Marcus weddings includes access to onsite spa services, guest accommodations, and catering services. The company’s website has information about each of the venues, available food menus, and other package details.

Milwaukee, WI 53211

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5.0 (51)

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Events to a T is a wedding planning service in Milwaukee. The business offers a package that just helps the couple with the execution of the big event, a package that handles every aspect of planning from concept design and vendor communications, and everything in between. One happy customer said, “[The planner] did all of the legwork, and I just had to approve or revise. It made planning quite seamless! She pulled off the beautiful decorations with the style that she and I had discussed, but beyond what I could have envisioned. It was so beautiful!”

Elm Grove, WI 53122

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4.8 (86)
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4.8 (73)
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4.5 (22)

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Studio 890 Salons & Spa in Elm Grove offers designer haircuts and styling services, custom coloring, texturization, conditioning and hair treatments, hair extensions, skin care and nail care, and hair removal. The salon offers gift cards and packages, as well as wedding party coordination services for day-of beautification.

Waukesha, WI 53189

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5.0 (20)
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3.8 (17)

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Timeless Events is an event planning business in Waukesha that coordinates corporate events, weddings, and other celebrations. Timeless Events is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and aims to create stress-free, beautiful events while maintaining full awareness of couples’ budgets by contracting services of vendors for reasonable prices. The company offers services either on an individual basis or in the purchase of a package. Package services range from consultations and day-of event coordination to full-service wedding planning assistance.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Why choose this provider?

Exceptional Events in Milwaukee has over 30 years of experience in organizing and ensuring the success of weddings, corporate meetings and events, private parties, and fundraising galas. The business also specializes in the design and creation of beautiful tabletop pieces for events. One happy client said in a review, “Arlene was a tremendous help on everything from complex security issues with our venue to recommending the perfect florist. She kept me on track throughout the process and came through with backup options when we needed them… Hiring Exceptional Events was some of the best money that we spent on our wedding, and we'll continue to recommend them to our friends.”

Milwaukee, WI 53208

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (24)

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Weddings With A Twist in Milwaukee offers wedding planning services from setup and tear-down of the event to full-service planning and wedding day coordination. The more extensive planning services involve helping the client stay on schedule and on a budget, vendor recommendations, and task distribution to take as much stress off the couple as possible. Weddings With A Twist also offers event planning services for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, vow renewals, corporate events, and more.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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4.8 (49)

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Dynamic Events in Milwaukee specializes in planning and coordination of stylish corporate events, parties, weddings, and charitable events. Dynamic Events works hard to secure the right venue, decorations, and vendors, etc. that will best match the couple’s unique vision of their wedding. Dynamic Events has been featured in Wisconsin Bride and Wedding Planner Magazine. Because of his extensive knowledge of the industry, the business’s owner has delivered multiple presentations regarding color, style, and wedding planning strategies for events hosted by Meeting Planners International, the Association of Bridal Consultants, and more.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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45.0 (23)
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5.0 (4)

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The owner and founder of Evenement, a business in Wauwatosa, has over 20 years of event planning experience having worked with several hotels and catering businesses in the area. The company offers consultations, design advice, planning services, and furniture rentals. One client said, “[The event planner, Janelle,] confidently knows how to manage the service team to ensure high-level services. Every detail is attended to in advance of the event’s start time. Janelle is one of those people I’ve worked with who I’d like to ‘pack up and take with me’ to help me plan my next event.”

Compare our Top Wedding Planners

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rustic Manor 1848
Blue Fancy
Dare to Dream Weddings
Ambiance Studios
Marcus Weddings
Events to a T
Studio 890 Salons & Spa
Timeless Events
Exceptional Events
Weddings With A Twist
Dynamic Events
Evenement

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.