Wedding Planners & Designers

Inside Weddings shares the trusted wedding professionals in our Editors Circle, plus a directory of local wedding vendors to find your wedding planner and designer!

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Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
With over 15 years of experience, Natalie Sofer creates magical and memorable events for her clients, making the impossible not only possible but also a fabulous, one-of-a-kind experience for everyone involved.
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A Charming Fête

Wedding Planners & Designers Westlake, Ohio, United States
A Charming Fête is a nationally recognized wedding planning & design company with offices in Cleveland and available for travel worldwide. We produce exquisite weddings that are memorable and representative of our clients’ personal style.
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Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events, Inc

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
With 25 years of experience, Alyson and her team have gained industry-wide respect for their creativity, attention to detail, superb taste, and stunning productions. Whatever the celebration, Alyson will ensure it is a day to remember.
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Beth Helmstetter Events, Inc.

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
Beth Helmstetter Events is a full-service design & planning studio specializing in weddings worldwide. Whether a five-day wedding in Italy or a backyard celebration, BHE takes pride in creating lifelong memories for every couple they work with.
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Geller Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Debbie Geller heads a boutique event-planning company that coordinates a limited number of weddings & special events worldwide. Debbie limits the number of events she coordinates to ensure each of her clients receives personalized attention.
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Bluebell Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Agoura, California, United States
From award-winning planner Charley Izabella King, Bluebell Events is an international event company that specializes in weddings and destination celebrations. Charley will lead you through the planning process to create your special day.
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Andrea Eppolito Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Summerlin South, Nevada, United States
Celebrating life, luxury, and above all else, love. Andrea Eppolito’s stunning designs create an emotional response. Her commitment to storytelling is enhanced by enticing the five senses and delivering flawless service.
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Ann Whittington Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Houston, Texas, United States
Based in Houston, Texas, Ann Whittington provides event planning services locally and nationally. Ann’s expertise along with her passion for celebrations is evident through her thoughtful expression of her clients’ personalities.
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Linda Howard Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Los Angeles, California, United States
Linda is nationally recognized as one of the best event designers in California. Combining her background in interior design with her organizational skills, Linda plans weddings to ensure her clients’ “dream weddings” exceed her clients' expectations.
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La Cosa Bella Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gina Myers and her team of professional, organized, and devoted event specialists are experts at designing, planning and producing personalized wedding day experiences for their couples.
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International Event Company

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
Jonathan Reeves and his team pride themselves on assembling creative professionals to produce a memorable & unique experience on one of the most important days of your life. They focus on every detail to design events that flow effortlessly.
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Evoke Design & Creative

Wedding Planners & Designers Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Evoke Design & Creative is a dynamic team that has been producing luxury events for over 25 years. We believe the key to creating an event worth remembering lies in our sincere attentiveness to who our clients are, as people.
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Bob Gail Events

Wedding Planners & Designers Culver City, California, United States
Bob Gail Events is a boutique full-service event planning, design and coordination company based in Los Angeles, California, with over 40 years of experience creating unique and personalized events.
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Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Wedding Planners & Designers Beverly Hills, California, United States
Mindy is one of the most sought-after event planners. She and her team are best known for their creative ideas and exquisite attention to detail. These qualities make her the top event-planning choice for celebrities and high-profile clientele.
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Erganic Design

Wedding Planners & Designers East Harlem, New York, United States
Led by Sojourner Auguste, the Erganic Design team creates a distinctive bespoke event experience for couples. The full-service company makes the impossible possible and creates magical moments for life’s most treasured celebrations.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding day! Weddings take a lot of planning and attention to detail, so if you want to have as stress-free of an experience as possible, you'll want to hire planners and designers to have a team of professionals behind you who are skilled at perfecting weddings and events of all types.

Wedding Planners & Designers - FAQ

Wedding Coordinator vs. Planner vs. Designer: What's the Difference?

Planning a wedding comes with a whole new set of vocabulary. You may have heard of a wedding consultant, a wedding designer, a wedding planner, and a wedding coordinator; however, what is the difference between wedding planners and wedding event designers? 

Since every professional works differently, a wedding planner may solely focus on logistics, budgets, vendors, and organizing the flow of the event or they may also be a wedding designer who designs what the event is going to look and feel like. Some professionals are only a wedding planner – focusing on the logistics of the planning process – and some are only event designers – focusing on the design and décor.

Depending on your goals for the wedding weekend, you can work with separate wedding planners and event designers who will work together to make your event and event design a success, or you can find a full-service wedding design firm to help you plan the logistics and design of your wedding day.

Who are the top wedding planners?

The Inside Weddings Editors Circle showcases some of the top planners in the wedding industry, as well as rising stars in the wedding-design world. Whether you're looking for a full-service event and wedding-planning firm who will orchestrate every detail or a creative company that offers day-of event planning services, you'll find someone with the approach that best fits your personal needs, destination, aesthetic, and celebration.

How much does a wedding designer cost?

Whether you have a small or large budget for your wedding, hiring a wedding planner will help you minimize stress and create a beautiful day for you and your guests to enjoy. Planners have various types of clients and events that they work with each year, and many full-service planning teams and coordinators work with each client to create a specialized wedding-planning package that fits their style, budget, and vision for the event from start to finish. If a planner doesn't have their pricing on the website, reach out with your general wedding budget so they can determine if it's the right fit!

How much is a luxury wedding planner?

Luxury wedding planners can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, so it's important to find the right planning and design firm for you. Every wedding, every client, and every company is different, so it's key to find the professional who will provide the planning experience you're looking for. Many offer custom décor options, exceptional floral creations, production services, and of course, planning, design, and organizational details throughout the process.

Does hiring a wedding planner save money?

All of the brides featured in Inside Weddings have shared that hiring a wedding planner was one of the best decisions they ever made and well worth the investment. Your planning team has vendor connections as well as the knowledge to ensure you stay in your desired budget. They also have special relationships with a number of vendor options, so you may end up with a professional who is less expensive and just as talented as a vendor you found on social media. Listen to their expertise and take their ideas to heart – it's their mission to help you, your future spouse, your friends, and your family have the best day ever with as little stress as possible.