Planning a wedding is stressful. You don’t have to have planned a wedding to recognise that, just check out any Hollywood movie. Between organizing a venue, deciding on an aesthetic and bringing it all together, most modern brides also have to contend with a full work schedule, the inevitable pressure to look a certain way on their special day and financial concerns. Plus focusing on their relationship to ensure that they actually want to get married at the end of the planning process!
Hiring a wedding planner may sound like something only celebrities do, but we can assure you that more and more couples are opting to hire a professional to bring their dream wedding to life. A wedding is supposed to be an enjoyable moment and most couples find it hard to enjoy it when they see all the little imperfections.
It’s all very well writing a list of the best global wedding planners, but for most brides, hiring an international agency is slightly out of their budget. Instead, we wanted to create a list especially for our brides in the United States of the best planners in the country!
A Good Affair
The team at A Good Affair wants you to enjoy every aspect of your wedding so they take away the stress. Focused on multi-day wedding celebrations, A Good Affair is the perfect agency choice if your planning needs go beyond just one event. A pre- and post-wedding brunch or spa day is a personal touch that your guests will love and A Good Affair will execute to perfection.
Alison Events goes beyond being just a bespoke wedding planning firm. With their team of international collaborators, they have the experience, creativity and flair to create a truly unforgettable celebration. The Alison Events team works as well planning a wedding in your backyard as they do planning a destination wedding. No challenge is too great for this new-age, ultra exciting creative agency.
Bash Please is a full-service event planning company with offices in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Bash Please aesthetic is sophisticated and simple while still being artful and inventive. By combining experts in every aspect of wedding design and planning, Bash Please delivers a full-scale planning masterclass and ensures that their couples’ weddings tick every box!
Birds of a Feather Events
Based in Dallas, Texas, Birds of a Feather Events focuses on both the vision and the execution of your special day. The team at Birds of a Feather Events has years of experience in crafting truly unique wedding celebrations that speak to you as a couple and to your guests to create an unforgettable celebration with your nearest and dearest.
Details, Darling has offices in both San Diego and Los Angeles and was founded by two sisters, Aubrey and Kenzie. They added Alessandra and Monica to Details, Darling to complete their all-female super-planning line-up! These ladies know a thing or two about creating weddings for detail-oriented couples who want to infuse love and meaning into every aspect of their special day!
Easton Events has over 20 years of wedding industry experience and we love the events they design! Founded in 1998 by Lynn Easton, Easton Events is a full-service wedding planning and design agency that has been featured in the world’s best wedding publications. You’ll often find Easton Events in the pages of Vogue, Martha Stweart Weddings, Harpers Bazaar and Town & Country Weddings. The agency has two offices in the state, specifically in Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Event Design by Marianna Idirin
Even though the planner is based in Los Cabos, México, we couldn't help but include it in the list as it is extremely popular among American couples. Events Design by Marianna Idirin serves worldwide and designs unforgettable events that stimulate all of the senses. Using a combination of color, lighting, fragrance, texture and music, the team at Event Design by Marianna Idirin ensures that your wedding will be a celebration that nobody will ever forget. The company’s aesthetic is different to that of the ordinary wedding planning agencies and we love their company ethos and vision!
Named as the Best Wedding Planners by New York Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Brides and W Magazine, Fête NY designs events that attract international attention. Billed as “event architects,” the team at Fête NY create one-of-a-kind events, believing that if no two couples are the same, then no two weddings should be the same. Their designs fuse innovation, with aesthetic excellence, attention to detail and a hint of tradition to ensure that your wedding is of wedding magazine standards.
Run by Jesse Tombs himself, this agency combines everything you want in a wedding planner and the end result is a wedding that you can actually enjoy. Jesse’s unique aesthetic is categorised as “a playful mixture of high and low, new and vintage, interspersed with thoughtful splashes of color and contemporary gestures”. By combining pops of inspiration from a range of unique and sometimes off-beat sources, Jesse crafts weddings that feature aspects that few other wedding planners would ever even think about.
Laurie Arons Special Events
Founded in 1994, Laurie Arons Special Events combine vision, creativity and a wealth of experience to deliver truly unforgettable weddings. The team’s passion for perfection means their couples remember only the good times at their weddings, while the team behind the scenes busily ensure that everything is perfect. Laurie Arons Special Events has also been featured in iconic publications such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.
Lauryn Prattes Styling & Events
If you’re looking for elegance in your wedding day aesthetic, then Lauryn Prattes Events is the planning agency for you. They only take on a limited number of clients each day to ensure that they can dedicate the time and effort needed to execute their client’s wedding to complete perfection. It is the essence of this agency to go above and beyond to ensure that their weddings look exactly the way that their clients have always dreamed.
Mae & Co. Creative
This destination wedding planning agency is great for brides looking for a more exotic wedding celebration. Planning a destination wedding is not for the faint-hearted, and Mae & Co. Creative are one of the leading authorities in planning the perfect destination wedding. Specializing in intimate and luxury celebrations, the team at Mae & Co. Creative have the tools to create the wedding that few else could create, both stateside and abroad.
With offices in Palm Beach, Florida and New York City, Marcy Blum knows a thing or two about creating iconic wedding celebrations. A firm favorite of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, Marcy Blum is internationally-known and recognized as one of the best events planners in the United States.
Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Innovation and an eye for invention are critical for wedding planning agencies and the team at Mindy Weiss Party Consultants have both of these in abundance. Combined with an “imaginative spirit and an eye for design”, Mindy Weiss Party Consultants have been crafting swoon-worthy weddings for over 30 years. The planner organized Hailey and Justin Bieber's wedding as well as Paris Hilton's one.
Wild Heart Events
Wild Heart Events is a cutting-edge event design and planning agency with a flair for the unique. Specializing in high-end and unique celebrations, the team at Wild Heart Events wants to keep their clients in the loop, so they utilize a technology-centric approach that means everyone is always on the same page. A wedding is about organization and Wild Heart Events is the perfect example of that!