State-by-State Guide to the Top Wedding Planners

Thinking about hiring a wedding planner? Our friends at The Daily Meal evaluated event-planning companies across the country to curate the best of the best — the planners who are setting trends and making an impact on the wedding industry. Find the top planner in your state!

  • Alabama: Christopher Confero Design

    Alabama: Christopher Confero Design

    Christopher Confero is a creative genius at his craft; with expertise in lighting, graphic, and floral design, there is no space he can’t transform into a magical setting.

    Photo Credit: Christopher Confero

  • Alaska: Designing Divas Wedding and Event Planners

    Alaska: Designing Divas Wedding and Event Planners

    Connie Tracy and Andrea Engbretsen are intent on creating memorable experiences and events that are reflective of the couple, the brand, or the occasion at hand.

    Photo Credit: Designing Divas
  • Arizona: Rock Paper Scissors Events

    Arizona: Rock Paper Scissors Events

    Ara Farnam and team consider themselves event designers, bringing the aesthetic of interior design to each event, one tabletop, rental, and arrangement at a time.

  • Arkansas: Ashley Ann

    Arkansas: Ashley Ann's Events

    Ashley Henderson is known for her unique outlook and whimsical flair, she specializes in affairs of all sizes. 

    Photo Credit: Ashley Ann's Events
  • California: Bash, Please

    California: Bash, Please

    Bash, Please is full-service production and design house, that is not only taking the California party scene by storm, but also the world, since they'll travel around the globe to create custom soirées anywhere you want. 

    Photo Credit: Cara Leonard 
  • Colorado: The Celebration Studio

    Colorado: The Celebration Studio

    Marrying old traditions with new ideas, the company can create high-impact yet sentimental and personal events and experiences.

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  • Connecticut: Jubilee Events

    Connecticut: Jubilee Events

    Specializing in eclectic events, from farm dinners to tented affairs, Jubilee Events, made up of a trio of women, is well-versed in the art of the party.

    Photo Credit: Jubilee Events
     
  • Delaware: Make My Day

    Delaware: Make My Day

    The team at Make My Day pride themselves on bringing the vision of each and every client to life.

    Photo Credit: Make My Day 
     
  • Florida: Posh Parties and Paper

    Florida: Posh Parties and Paper

    With three types of packages named The Glam, The Glitz, and The Glitter, Posh's founder, Heather Lowenthal, is bringing a certain panache to every event she curates. 

    Photo Credit: Zac Wolf

  • Georgia: Susan Graham Signature Events

    Georgia: Susan Graham Signature Events

    Aside from creating dramatic affairs, Graham and her award-winning team not only provide week-of exclusivity to your event, but they provide with you consultations leading up to the event and handle all issues, both major and minor, to ensure a memorable occasion. 

    Photo Credit: Susan Graham 

  • Hawaii: Season of Life Events

    Hawaii: Season of Life Events

    Season of Life Events' various types of coordination, from full-service packages for destination couples to day-of wedding coordination, help you execute your vision. 

    Photo Credit: Seasons of Life Events 
  • Idaho: Taylor

    Idaho: Taylor'd Events

    With a background in creating floral arrangements and coordinating high-profile Beverly Hills events, Taylor Sturges brings big-city professionalism to Sun Valley, Idaho. 

    Photo Credit: Mayberry Photography 

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  • Illinois: Bliss Weddings and Events

    Illinois: Bliss Weddings and Events

    Katie, Kara, and Renny have recieved widespread praise for their whimsical and fun attitude in planning every detail of an event. 

    Photo Credit: Bliss Weddings and Events

  • Indiana: April Foster Events

    Indiana: April Foster Events

    Her background as a mental health specialist in the National Guard gives April a unique knack for combating the stress of curating events and dealing with difficult situations that might arise.

    Photo Credit: Nathan Edmonds

     

  • Iowa: Nona Via

    Iowa: Nona Via

    Nona Via will help you coordinate, execute, and budget everything for your big day. 

    Photo Credit: Nona Via 

  • Kansas: Simple Elegance

    Kansas: Simple Elegance

    Offering everything from budget planning to etiquette lessons, the ladies at Simple Elegance will help you coordinate your big day down to the last detail — whether it’s a black-tie affair or a rustic intimate setting. 

    Photo Credit: Adrianne Maples Photography

  • Kentucky: Viva Bella Events

    Kentucky: Viva Bella Events

    Viva Bella is all about making memorable moments — they pride themselves on sensational professionalism and thorough imagination. 

  • Louisiana: Plan B Production

    Louisiana: Plan B Production

    Plan B seeks to play up the city's charm in their events; from sourcing photographers to coordinating a Bourbon Street parade, they certainly bring life to the party. 

    Photo Credit: Plan B Productions 
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  • Maine: Sweetest Thing

    Maine: Sweetest Thing

    When you choose Sweetest Thing, you're getting dream makers — two women who really know what they're doing and want to make you happy.

    Photo Credit: Sweetest Thing 

  • Maryland: Romance of Flowers

    Maryland: Romance of Flowers

    Romance of Flowers draws their event inspiration from blossoms — each soirée starts with the flowers and the ideas grow from there, one bloom at a time.

    Photo Credit: Romance of Flowers 

  • Massachusetts: Simple Details Events

    Massachusetts: Simple Details Events

    A boutique event planning agency, Simple Details Events focuses on the posh and the high-end, letting no detail (large or small) go unnoticed. 

    Photo Credit: Pearson+Killan
  • Michigan: Hey Day Event Lab

    Michigan: Hey Day Event Lab

    Hey Day is a full service event lab catering to all your creative design needs. Their a la carte menu allows you to create the perfect package that fits your budget. 

    Photo Credit: Hey Day 

  • Minnesota: Urbane Montage

    Minnesota: Urbane Montage

    With a flair for the dramatic, Faith O. Folayan and company think of creating magnificent events as bringing art to life.

    Photo Credit: Urbane Montage

  • Mississippi: Shanna Lumpkin Events

    Mississippi: Shanna Lumpkin Events

    Shanna Lumpkin Events was born from a bridal boutique, A Southern Affair, and has now flourished into a household name in Mississippi.

    Photo Credit: Shanna Lumpkin

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  • Missouri: Simply and Forever Events

    Missouri: Simply and Forever Events

    From building inspiration boards to executing the most important details on your special day, Simply and Forever has planning down to a science. 

    Photo Credit: Clary Photo 

  • Montana: Anita Pagliaro Event Planning

    Montana: Anita Pagliaro Event Planning

    Anita Pagliaro uses indigenous and local materials to set the scene for an unforgettable experience — so much so that after seeing these "environments" at events, couples often ask for her aesthetic advice when designing and decorating their homes. 

    Photo Credit: Anita Pagliaro
  • Nebraska: Lovestruck Social Event Planning

    Nebraska: Lovestruck Social Event Planning

    Candace Kalasky knows there’s much more to events and weddings than coordinating where everyone should be at any given moment during the big bash, which is why she focuses not only on the art of planning, but on designing as well.

    Photo Credit: The Mullers 

  • Nevada: Felicia Events

    Nevada: Felicia Events

    With more than 20 years under her belt in the world of entertaining, Felicia Gantar puts her knowledge to use for every event, looking at each one as a blank canvas and a new opportunity to bring something special to the table.

    Photo Credit: MattTheilen
  •  New Hampshire: The Wedding Belle

    New Hampshire: The Wedding Belle

    After planning her own big day, Leslie Barbini used her personal experience to begin assisting close friends and family with their own nuptials. 

    Photo Credit: The Wedding Belle

  • New Jersey: An Affair to Remember Wedding and Event Planning

    New Jersey: An Affair to Remember Wedding and Event Planning

    With the resources of both New York City- and New Jersey-based vendors, this company is an unstoppable force.

    Photo Credit: An Affair to Remember

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  • New Mexico: Soirée Extraordinary Weddings

    New Mexico: Soirée Extraordinary Weddings

    Born out of the combined success of celebrity events and the founder's time as a private chef (plus a love of weddings), Soirée is thriving and making couples and clients happy, one event at a time.

    Photo Credit: Santa Fe Soirée

  • New York: Glitter + Rye

    New York: Glitter + Rye

    The company prides itself on its mix of vintage finds and fresh-faced artistry and uses the inspiration of happy couples to make each event or wedding come alive with a certain pizzazz. 

    Photo Credit: Glitter + Rye
  • North Carolina: Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events

    North Carolina: Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events

    Ivy Robinson's brand is based on bold colors, strong patterns, and a heavy emphasis on menus.

    Photo Credit: Drea Cunningham

  • North Dakota: Bliss Events and Weddings

    North Dakota: Bliss Events and Weddings

    The creation of Bliss was inspired by owner/coordinator Alicia Weigel’s own wedding. She believes every event should be a stress-free and blissful experience.

    Photo Credit: Bliss

  • Ohio: Something Blue Weddings and Events

    Ohio: Something Blue Weddings and Events

    Something Blue was built on the idea that a truly successful event is a result of teamwork, which is why this firm has a tight-knit connection of vendors and planners that they use to make every event a memorable one. 

    Photo Credit: Something Blue

  •  Oklahoma: Christina Leigh Events

    Oklahoma: Christina Leigh Events

    A self-described "girlie-girl" with a background in dance and cheerleading, Christina Leigh knows the true essence of a bride’s dream. Whether she's working with an extra feminine bride or a minimalistic one, she’s got it covered. 

    Photo Credit: James Whalton

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  • Oregon: Luxe Event Productions

    Oregon: Luxe Event Productions

    Since its inception in 2008, the firm has been praised by industry experts and insiders as a top choice for any Oregon couple.

    Photo Credit: Luxe Event Productions
  • Pennsylvania: Evantine Design

    Pennsylvania: Evantine Design

    This Philadelphia-based event and wedding planning design firm's client list reads more like a Hollywood who's who than it does a list of party guests — past events have featured famous faces like Elton John, Vera Wang, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Luciano Pavarotti and more. It’s safe to say this firm can handle the big leagues. 

    Photo Credit: Paul Loftland
  • Rhode Island: Exquisite Events of Newport

    Rhode Island: Exquisite Events of Newport

    With more than 25 years in the business, Exquisite Events of Newport is experienced at putting on local and destination events, both large and small, as well as coordinating flawlessly on the big day.

    Photo Credit: Exquisite Events

  • South Carolina: WED

    South Carolina: WED

    From the preliminary consultation to parting favors, the team at WED has all of the bases covered with a big-city mindset and a boutique flair. 

    Photo Credit: WED

  • South Dakota: Envision Wedding Studio

    South Dakota: Envision Wedding Studio

    With a knack for vintage finds and innovative style, Envision specializes in the art of invitations as well as props for your big bash.

    Photo Credit: Envision Wedding Studio

  • Texas: Grit + Gold

    Texas: Grit + Gold

    This Dallas company creates a true couture experience, letting each client decide what they need, whether it's an à la carte service or the full package. 

    Photo Credit: Stephanie Rose 

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  • Tennessee: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design

    Tennessee: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design

    Starting with a concept, Jessica Sloane draws up a blueprint before diving into the details, from floral design to paper choices and all the important specifics in between, to make the day as special as it can be.  

    Photo Credit: Jessica Sloane
  • Utah: Events by LMG

    Utah: Events by LMG

    Events by LMG is the premier stop for couples looking for exceptional service; they have a stellar reputation for theatrical ambiances created by a team of experts. 

    Photo Credit: Aub Photography

  • Vermont: Storied Events

    Vermont: Storied Events

    With their love of entertaining and the gorgeous setting of Vermont as a backdrop, Storied Events produces stunning events every time. 

    Photo Credit: Storied Events
  • Virginia: Roberts & Co. Events

    Virginia: Roberts & Co. Events

    With a near-never-ending list of services, from full planning to month-of coordination, Roberts & Co. Events will be there in whatever capacity you need them to be, every step of the way. 

    Photo Credit: Regiti's

  • Washington: Perfectly Posh Events

    Washington: Perfectly Posh Events

    As a full-service event planning firm, Perfectly Posh can assist you in any way you need, with everything from planning packages to advice sessions on offer. 

    Photo Credit: Lucas Mobley

  • Washington, D.C.: Blue Box Luxe

    Washington, D.C.: Blue Box Luxe

    Inspired by the iconic "little blue box" at Tiffany's, Blue Box specializes in the lavish, opulent, and over-the-top; they certainly know how throw a no-holds-barred bash.

    Photo Credit: Blue Box Luxe  
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  • West Virginia: Perfectly Planned Parties, Weddings, and Events

    West Virginia: Perfectly Planned Parties, Weddings, and Events

    With a savvy minded team, this firm can create a wedding that works with any budget.

    Photo Credit: Perfectly Planned 

  • Wisconsin: Cherry Blossom Events

    Wisconsin: Cherry Blossom Events

    Cherry Blossom Events has planning down to a science. They're willing to work with clients on any budget to execute their party to its fullest potential; the company even offers hourly coordination for couples who have a strict financial limits.

    Photo Credit: Cherry Blossom Events
  • Wyoming: Bella Event Design and Planning

    Wyoming: Bella Event Design and Planning

    With a resume that needs an accompanying passport, Emily Campbell has executed events in over 40 countries and 5 continents before stationing herself in Colorado and planning weddings in surrounding states, like Wyoming.