Best Wedding Planners in BC
Having shot over 200 weddings over the last decade, here’s my list of the very best planners in Vancouver and BC:
DreamGroup Weddings + Events
Modern Mint Events Inc.
Epic Events Wedding and Event Planning
ThistleBEA your wedding
A planner is a magician.
They typically work their magic up to 250 hours working with couples over the course of their planning which can be anywhere between 12-18 months in some cases, and with COVID-19 now, even as short as 1 month – 6 months.
Their fees often start at $1,500 in Vancouver and Full Planning can range between $2,500 and $7,500 and up.
Typically couples allocate 10-15% of their wedding budget to planners which is worth its weight in gold. Some wedding planners also offer day of co-ordination and bespoke services.
When it comes to planning your BC wedding, sometimes a little help can go a long way.
So why should couples hire a wedding planner?
Whether you are someone who is super organized and need help on the day of or are looking for full service planning, having a wedding planner can help save you time and unnecessary loads of stress. A wedding planner brings their expertise, advice and guidance to the planning process, while you get to focus on the fun part of your wedding.
As a wedding photographer, I am more than happy to provide advice or help when needed, and that includes suggesting a list of professional wedding planners that can offer some much-needed assistance! Here, I’ve rounded up some of the top wedding planners in BC to help you with your search:
“This year of micro and elopement celebrations has been surprisingly fun – so intimate and emotion filled, we love them!”
Wedding planners Erin and Corin have been helping BC couples plan their nuptials since 2010. Having organized over 200 weddings, these ladies have a wealth of experience they can bring to the table to arrange ceremonies and receptions alike. Also check out this interview I did with Erin last year which includes some great tips and advice for your day.
Sahar and Daniela are the experienced owners and operators of this award winning planning and design company. Modern Mint is based in Vancouver and caters to couples from all walks of life, styles and budgets. They go above and beyond to create spectacular weddings and offer complimentary consultations to determine what you need, and are more than capable of bringing even your wildest vision for your wedding to life!
If you are looking for a wedding planner in Surrey, the award-winning team at Milestone Events can help. From invitations and stationery to flowers and décor, founder Tanya Peters and the team can arrange all the major items on your list, as well as the minor details.
Ashley Bond founded Spreadlove Events to provide a professional service at a personal level. A boutique wedding and event planning company, the team takes a hands-on approach to helping you envision your special day, and will even be present throughout it to make sure everything goes as planned without a hitch. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue and Style Me Pretty, and known for their exceptional service, style and innovation.
“We like to say that working with a reputable planner is the difference between “that was fun, but we’re glad it’s over” and “that was Amazing, we wish we could do it all over again!” – a planner’s job is to understand a couple’s priorities and help them maximize all aspects of the experience creating a more positive outcome and reduce the “hindsight is 20-20” wedding planning regrets that so many couples experience”
In business for over ten years, DreamGroup is a trusted name in the Vancouver wedding planning and events space. This social and experienced team take great care in planning and executing weddings of all sizes throughout the city, and even have custom packages available to make it easy to get started.
With Epic Events, you can choose how much or how little of your wedding organization is allocated to a planner. There is an all-inclusive option available, by which a planner will take care of everything, or “a la carte” services through which you can choose the areas with which you need help.
“That if ever there was a time for a planner, it is now! loving all of the intimate weddings we’ve been a part of this year + looking forward to making next year extra special”
This award-winning boutique agency of wedding planners can help you capture the exact look and feel you want for your wedding, whether that’s modern, chic, rustic, traditional, or something in between. The flexible team is available to help you with all aspects of planning, and they are conveniently based in Vancouver.
“Coaching and supporting our couples through this crazy time has been extra rewarding. Plus the intimate ceremonies and celebrations are so full of love and good vibes”
Spotlight Event Planning was a top three finalist for “Best Wedding Event Planning” award at the 2014 BC Wedding Awards. This personal team is flexible enough to offer full, partial or day-of coordination, and will work around your requirements to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
“Such a crazy time for couples to navigate how to celebrate their commitment. The intimate weddings we were a part of the summer are among my all-time favorites. So personal, intimate and detailed”
An award winning full-service planning company located in Vancouver, BC. The trusted team of associates have produced countless high-profile events each tailored to the desires of each clientele. They have cemented their reputation as one of Canada’s premier event planners and one of the best wedding planners in the world according to Vogue Magazine.
“Hiring a planner is the best investment for your wedding day. Give yourself the gift of time and allow your family and friends to truly enjoy the day and be fully present with you.”
Sweetheart Events was created back in 2013 and has executed over 150 weddings. They pride themselves in creating a planning experience as enjoyable as your wedding day, they will craft it alongside you so it is the ultimate relflection of your love together. The owner Stephanie, is also an officiant registered with Vancouver Officiant.
“Small celebrations are so beautiful and we’ve adored working with our couples to plan and execute their intimate weddings during this time. We have a feeling intimate weddings are here to stay and we’re not mad about that!”
Jordan and Devon met in 2009 and their friendship blossomed into the foundation for Smitten Events. Launched in 2014 with the goal of approaching event planning with dedication, creativity and experience. With diverse backgrounds in marketing and fashion, and 10 years of experience in the wedding industry they create events that are intentional, full of meaningful details and incorporate the personaility of their clients.
“Hiring a planner makes all the difference. Investing in a planner is a sure fire way to guarantee YOU get to enjoy your wedding day to the absolute fullest, which is so so important. I
had the pleasure of planning a few intimate weddings this year and honestly, you can FEEL the love in the room. They are truly magical.”
Katie & Co. Occasions is a full service event planning company based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Specializing in corporate functions, weddings, and special occasions, Katie & Co. creates innovative events that are thoughtfully planned and reflective of the personal style of their clients.
You can also check out some of my other favourite vendors in and around Vancouver + BC. For international recommendations, please shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for a Vancouver wedding photographer, I’d love to connect with you about your day. You can see more of my work from Vancouver and around the world here. Drop me a message either via my contact form below or by emailing me at email@example.com. I take on a limited number of bookings each year and am currently booking Vancouver and Destination weddings for this year and next. I’m excited to connect with you!
Did I miss anyone off my list? I’m always looking to add awesome people in the industry to work with. Get in touch via the form below.
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