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Wedding Planners

The Best Wedding Planners in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill & Cary, NC

The wedding planners listed below are invited into Southern Bride & Groom after we see or experience their work and confirm that they have established an esteemed reputation. We have gotten to know each of these professionals personally - many have been in the SB&G Family for years. We are quite certain that these are the top tier of wedding planners in NC! All of our recommended wedding planners are based in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Wilmington. Each offers full-service as well as partial service wedding planning. Many of the NC wedding planners listed on this page also specialize in wedding design. A designer is exactly what it sounds like – they help create the look for your event.

You should hire your wedding planner after selecting your date to help with your budget, timeline, and hiring vendors. They will be with you for every decision. Wedding planners are perfect for busy professional NC engaged couples who can’t time off work for appointments – your planner can act as your representative in negotiations.

If you cannot afford a full service wedding planner or designer, you should still book a month of wedding planner or coordinator. Many Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding venues actually require that you hire a wedding planner to run the day. In this case, you would make the majority of planning decisions and then hand those details off to the coordinator to run the wedding weekend. A good coordinator knows the right questions to ask to make sure the couple hasn’t missed any crucial steps in the planning process. They will also confirm with the vendors to make sure contracts are being followed, and they will keep the wedding party informed of expectations for the wedding. They run the action on the rehearsal and the wedding day.

All of these NC wedding planners are respected in their field and we can personally attest to their talent. We hope you will seek out one for your Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill or Wilmington wedding!

La Cosa Bella, NC Raleigh Durham Wedding Planner

La Cosa Bella Events

Full Service Planning, Month-of Services & Event Design
  • Location: Raleigh
Extravagant Greenery, Blush and Gold Wedding Reception Decor at NC Wedding Venue Rose Hill Planation, Six Foot, Chad Biggs

Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design

Delivering an Unforgettable Experience Locally and for NC Destination Weddings
  • Location: Raleigh
Lit Tented Wedding Reception at Durham Duke Gardens Wedding Reception by Grace Leisure Events, Carolyn Scott

Grace Leisure Events

Over 15 Years of Wedding Planning Experience in NC & Beyond
  • Location:
The Cookery tablescape with locally grown NC flowers from Pine State Flowers planned by Sally Oakley, Bronwyn Duffield

Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

Personalized Wedding Planning for the NC Triangle Area
  • Location: Raleigh
Romantic NC Wedding with Hanging Floral Chandeliers by Watered Garden at Doris Duke Center Duke Gardens wedding by Gather Together Photography by Katherine Miles Jones

Gather Together

NC Event Planner and Designer, Specializing in At-Home Weddings
  • Location: Chapel Hill
Destination Wedding Standing on a cliff, Lion House

The Lion House

Event Planning and Design - Where Style and Hospitality Collide
  • Location: Raleigh NC based; Will Travel with Pleasure
Just Married Outdoor North Carolina Wedding Ceremony by A Southern Soiree and Casey Rose Photography

A Southern Soiree

  • Location: Raleigh 27605
Repurposed wedding arbor as reception decor at the stockroom, brian mullins

C and D Events

Full Event Design. Month of Coordination. Partial Planning.
  • Location: New Hill
Bride and Groom under Duke Chapel Arch for Wedding portraits, Anagram

A Swanky Affair

Wedding Planner experience in Coordination to Full Service Planning
  • Location: Durham
Lounge Area with Vintage Furniture and Elegant Pink Flowers La Cosa Bella Southern Love Studios

La Cosa Bella Events

Full Service Planning, Month-of Services & Event Design
  • Location: Raleigh
Kast Events and Co event planning and floral design

Kast Events & Company

Full Service Wedding Planning, Event Design and Floral Design
  • Location: Chapel Hill