An Important Consideration Before Choosing A Wedding Planner

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Aside from your fiancé, your wedding planner is the one person you will rely on significantly in the year, months or weeks leading up to your wedding, and even more so on the big day. As such, it is important to take as much time as you need to do your research and choose one that you feel you can trust to get the job done.

So what are some of the major things you need to consider when looking for a great wedding planner? There are several major factors you need to pay careful attention to, and we’ll get into those details in next week’s post.

However, the very first thing you must understand is that there are different types of wedding planners, depending on the services they provide. There are those that will do everything including venue bookings months or even years ahead of the wedding, to those who will only show up a few days or weeks before the wedding to assist with the actual day’s activities. Bear in mind that this will also affect the service cost.

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So the first thing you need to decide is what type of wedding planner you need, depending on your needs as well as your budget. The following post outlines them:

7 Types of Wedding Planners and What They Do

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work, but hiring a planner is a surefire way to lighten your load so you can keep your focus on the end result: getting married. If you’re wondering, “what does a wedding planner do?”, the answer is a lot. But while they share the basic responsibilities (i.e. making sure your wedding runs smoothly), not every planner does the exact same thing. There are several different types of wedding planners, so we’ve created a list of what sets them apart and the benefits of choosing each type. Read full post at Wedding Wire…

Once you have identified exactly what type of services you need, you can now start your search for wedding planners in your area (or wherever the wedding will be held, as the case may be).

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To better demonstrate why it’s important to know what type of wedding services you need, we’ve highlighted three expert wedding planners in Central Virginia that we recommend. Each offers different packages that depend on the client’s unique needs:

Karissa Coffey Events

Karissa Coffey is a Bridal Society certified wedding planner and has received Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award for three consecutive years now (2017-2019).

Karissa was incredible! Worth every penny and more. She was so helpful and responsive throughout my year of planning. She was incredibly helpful when I was in need of expert advice and the day of the wedding; I literally didn’t have to worry about a single thing the day of the wedding. Karissa kept everyone on time and on track. She was awesome! highly highly recommend her and her team! Review from Danielle C. at The Knot…

Karissa provides day-of coordination services in Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley, beginning at $1500. You can reach out to her via email on, or visit her website and fill in your contact details for a free consultation.

Tina Lane Events

Alicia Cooper and the team at Tina Lane Events provide full service and partial wedding planning and coordination, as well as a Wedding Day Management package for the last few weeks (or months) before your special day.

…My fiance and I had been engaged 18 months. We had found everything but couldn’t seem to make everything come all together. We had tossed a bunch of money away attempting to be budget friendly and had also skipped out on a coordinator. HUGE mistake. We were at a stalemate. We reached out to Alicia. She had us come in for a consultation. Within a couple hours, she had sorted out my mess of budgets and contracts. We hired her that day. She coordinated with all of my vendors and again addressed every small detail to ensure that my day was a fairytale… Read the full review from April Viers on Wedding Wire…

Tina Lane Events also offer a complimentary initial consultation, regardless of the package you choose. If you have any questions, feel free to email them on, call on 703-216-0710 or 434-384-3461, or visit their website

Angelica & Co Weddings

Angelica Laws and her team offer full-time and partial planning, as well as management and design services, in which they step in two to three months before the big day to finalize your plans so you can focus on getting married.

Angelica was amazing to work with for our wedding day! From start to finish, she helped calm any nerves (as is so common for brides!) and had a great eye for detail and pulling everything together to make our day absolutely lovely.  We were unsure if our wedding would be able to be outside because of huge amounts of rain the day before and morning of… Angelica did everything she could to make sure that if the ceremony could be outside, that it would be! She had a great back up plan for us…

She is the sweetest and kindest person to work with and she gets things done!! See full review from Cassandra Winkert on Google Maps…

Angelica & Co’s planning packages begin at $3500. Get in touch with the team via email on, call (703) 635-9110, or visit their website

And while you start to think about choosing your wedding planner, consider making Camryn Limousine your wedding transportation provider. We’ve been providing excellent wedding transportation services in Charlottesville and throughout Central Virginia for over 13 years, and we’d like to make your day extra-special.

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Do you need transportation for your guests or extended family in addition to the bridal party? We’ve got everyone covered. Visit our website to learn more about our wedding services or call us on (434) 990-9070 or email