An Event Planning Experience Perfect For You

Planning an event should be fun, not stressful. Let us take the stress out of your next celebration by handling anything or everything from budget creation to the returning of rental items. We will spend the time it takes to iron out even the smallest detail well in advance of your special day. Because the day is in the details.

SERVICES BY BELLWETHER EVENTS

Hire Bellwether Events for one, two or all three services – whatever best suits your wedding planning needs!
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Event Planning

LOGISTICS + INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Are you looking to save time, be less stressed, and make smart choices? Do you want to stay organized and on budget? Take advantage of our decades of experience and achieve these goals with this option.

Budget Planning and management
Planning Schedule for engagement
Venue search and procurement
Vendor Team assembly and management
Four in-person planning meetings
direction of hotel room blocks
direction of transportation

Rust Manor Wedding planned by Bellwether Events, @Procopio Photography

Event Design

PERSONALIZATION + DETAILS

Are you hoping for a wedding that is thoughtful and beautiful? That doesn’t look like every other photo on Pinterest? Do you want your guests to walk into your wedding venue and gasp, “This is so them!” If so, we have a plan for that.

Design and Décor planning
Floral, lighting, and rental coordination
Tabletop design and procurement
Stationery Planning and Consulting
etiquette + Protocol Consulting
Hospitality Consulting – welcome bags + favors
RSVP Tracking – optional

Washington DC formal wedding party group photo - Bellwether Events

Event Management

WEDDING DAY DIRECTION

You did the work, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all your wedding planning labor. We take over with 6 weeks to go, allowing you to finish up those last details with less stress, and truly be a guest at your own wedding.  READ MORE >

Contract review
timeline creation
floor plan assistance
vendor coordination
ceremony rehearsal direction
all day wedding coverage
SET UP AND BREAKDOWN OF PERSONAL ITEMS

Choosing What's Right For You

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

You can hire Bellwether Events one, two or all three services. Booking all three services is considered “FULL PLANNING.” Booking two services is considered “PARTIAL PLANNING.” Event Management on its own is like what others may call “day-of” or “month-of” coordination. If you book Event Management only, your coordinator will be assigned four months before your wedding date.

WHEN SHOULD I CHOOSE FULL PLANNING?

Maybe you’ve done no planning yet because you don’t have the time or don’t know where to start. Maybe you’ve booked one or two vendors and now realize how much work wedding planning can be. Either way, you know you want a lot of help from a professional event planner! If so, we recommend booking all three services.

WHEN SHOULD I CHOOSE PARTIAL PLANNING?

You feel confident about some parts of wedding planning, but maybe there are a couple aspects that you don’t feel great about. Maybe it is tying together the whole design. Maybe you have analysis paralysis when you begin to search for vendors. No matter what it is, you can book the two services that fit your needs best, or Bellwether Events can create a custom set of services to best fit your needs.

WHEN SHOULD I CHOOSE EVENT MANAGEMENT ONLY?

You did all the work, and you loved it. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all your wedding planning labor. We take over with about 2 months to go, allowing you to finish up those last details with less stress, and truly be a guest at your own wedding. Learn More About Event Management >

“Janice is one of the most responsive people that I have ever worked with, and that includes colleagues and co-workers. She is prompt, communicative, clear, and very detail-oriented. She’s also an expert at her craft. Janice will ensure that your wedding/event is a success and runs seamlessly. She is also flexible.”

– KAREMA, 2019 BRIDE

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