Expert Washington DC Wedding Planners

Life’s too short for white tablecloths, bland cake, and stale traditions.

You’re a modern couple, after all, and you’ve seen some shit. You’re well dressed, well traveled, and well known for your strong opinions. You know what you like, and “cookie cutter” ain’t it. So why would your wedding look like everyone else’s?

DC Bride and Groom hugging - Bellwether Events
White bridal cowboy boots at a Bellwether Events wedding - Lexi Truesdale Photography
Grooms with their dog - Bellwether Events & Procopio Photography

“We interviewed a few DC wedding planners, but Janice was the only one who was confident. It was 6 or 7 months before our wedding and we hadn’t even started planning, and Janice didn’t bat an eye. She said ‘I’ve done more with less time. Let’s do this.’ We hired her on the spot.”

– KIM, dc bride

Seed packets as wedding seating cards - Virginia wedding planned by Bellwether Events


We love a good theme party — especially when the theme is you. Whether we plan and design your special day from scratch, bring your well-laid plans to life, or something in between, our job isn’t done until we make your wedding into an intentional, elevated, purposeful representation of you and your partner.


Four score and seven years ago, Janice Carnevale (she/her) founded Bellwether Events. Ok, ok, so it hasn’t been 87 years… though we’ve been around the wedding planning block so many times, it often feels that way! Here’s the truth: we’ve been wowing DC area couples with our colorful, creative wedding planning services since 2006. We’re logistical masters with excellent taste and top connections, and we have a list of 5-star reviews as long as the National Mall. Simply put, we’re the real deal.

Janice Carnevale - Washington DC wedding planner with Bellwether Events

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“If you’re looking for a world-class wedding planner, you should hire Janice and the Bellwether team. Seriously. Our DC wedding day was stress-free, due in large part to Janice’s organization, quick response times, attention to detail, ability to connect with and navigate complex families, and complete professionalism.”

– LINDSAY, dc bride

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