When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, we always recommend figuring in a wedding planner. You may think you have the time and resources to get everything you want — ahem, those awesome farmhouse tables — but planning an entire ceremony, reception, and everything else that comes with your big day is quite the undertaking. Plus, a wedding planner comes with tons of vendor contacts, experience that’ll undoubtedly help with the things you’re unsure of, and most importantly, they’ll offer you peace of mind!
Trust us, when things get crazy, you’ll be extremely grateful you have a planner by your side. Here are some of our favorite D.C. and Maryland wedding planners for all you brides.
SoCo Events was founded by Jennifer Stiebel, and she sure knows how to throw a classic wedding. If you’re going for sophisticated romance (with a ton of glamour) this team’s the one to chat with. They’ve been featured in a number of publications, including Grace Ormonde Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Washington Post, Style Me Pretty and more. SoCo also offers a range of services, whether you want just month-of coordination or comprehensive planning. Whatever you need, they’ll work with you.
If you’re looking for seamless planning and gals who know their stuff, we love Simply Chic. The team is warm and calm, and made up of exactly the type of girls you want around when you’re planning your wedding. Beyond their inviting personalities, they offer detail-oriented planning that brides love.
Lauryn Prattes only takes on a number of clients each year in order to place all of their focus on a particular event. As a result, everything they do is extraordinary and uniquely creative. Don’t think of your big day as just a wedding, think of it as an experience — that’s what Lauryn says.
We love these gals and their mantra: Being present. Finding the hidden nuances. Relevance. Thoughtfulness. Broadening impact. Storytelling with wit. Pushing boundaries. The team’s work is incredibly creative, especially since a number of the gals all come from different work backgrounds. Their unique perspective will give you the wedding you’ve always dreamed of — or better!
We love A. Dominick Events because they’re one of those rare planners that truly value transparency with their clients. Not only do they offer up the cost of their services, but they’ll also let you contract with other vendors. Then, they swoop in and do their job — which is extremely impressive, to say the least. This means you’re getting the most bang for your buck, and you’re not over-paying for things just because someone else is packaging it all together for you. Plus, A. Dominick is stellar when it comes to creativity.
This team explains themselves as architects of the most special day of your life. Don’t you just love that? We do. They plan the most incredible events that are dreamy, breathtaking and perfectly-styled. You can trust your event design will be nothing short of incredible — and all the logistics will be taken care of for you.
Silver Spring, Maryland
The team at Evoke is made up of artists and logistical magicians. Founder Jodi is a dream to work with, providing clients with an imaginative and detailed approach to wedding planning. They know your wedding is special to you, and that’s something they take very seriously to make your dreams happen.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Meet Margo, a client’s dream wedding planner. She started her business in 2011, and has become super sought-after since. We love her design aesthetic, and she’s so warm and inviting that you’ll absolutely fall in love. Her portfolio has everything from rustic and romantic to classic and elegant, so whatever look you’re going for, she can definitely do it.
Twins Amber and Emily created Karson Butler Events together, and their hard work definitely shows (just take a look at their portfolio!). They’ll craft an amazing design theme, all the while sorting out the details for you.
Engaging Affairs is rated as one of the top wedding planners in D.C. year after year. They are one of those go-to vendors people know and love. Designers Lauren and Amanda have a portfolio of events for celebs and politicians which speaks for itself, but we are smitten by their lovely designs and great taste.
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