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

Below, meet some of the best wedding planners in NC. From Raleigh-Durham to Charlotte, these planners are personally recommended by our local, Triangle-based team at Heart of NC Weddings. We have gotten to know each of these professionals personally. For example, we have worked with some on photo shoots. Often, we've experienced events they planned. Also, many have been in the Heart of NC Weddings family for years. This page is full of different personalities, specialties and styles. That's why we're certain you'll find your perfect NC wedding planning match here. Each company offers full-service as well as partial service wedding planning. Many of the Raleigh wedding planners listed on this page also specialize in wedding design. Moreover, these pros are here to educate you on what the difference between each service is. We encourage you to check out multiple profile pages. Get a feel for your design style based on the photos you like best. Read the details about each planning team, as we've written them with care. And please, let any you meet know you used our local guide!

Where are the Heart of NC Wedding Planners Based?

Since our company is based in the Triangle Area, most of our wedding planning companies are, too. In other words, most of our planners are based in Raleigh, Durham, Cary or Chapel Hill.

However, several of these firms have planners based in other regions of the state. For example, C & D Events has a division covering Winston-Salem, Greensboro and the NC Mountains. Magnolia Collective has planners based in cities across NC, as well as a Richmond NC division. French Bee is based in New Bern, and covers the entire Eastern NC region. ACE Weddings is based in Charlotte and Raleigh but covers the entire state. Dogwood Gatherings is based in the Chapel Hill area, and also covers Charleston. Virtue Events plans weddings all over the country. And CMC plans honeymoons or destination weddings in any location on the planet.

Truly, each one of these planners has planned events all over the state of NC. So no matter where you’re getting married, these pros are fully capable.

How to Select Your NC Wedding Planner

You should hire your wedding planner after selecting your date.

A full service wedding planner will help with your budget, timeline, and hiring vendors. They will be with you for every decision. This model is perfect for busy professional NC engaged couples who can’t time off work for appointments. Your planner can act as your representative in negotiations.

A wedding designer is a step up from full service planning. It’s exactly what it sounds like – they create the look for your event. That means everything from floral design, floor plans, paper details and more.

If you cannot afford a full service, you should still book partial service or month-of wedding planning. (Please note, there is really no such thing as “day-of” wedding planning).

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. Trust us, this is a good idea. A good planner 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. Finally, they run the action on the rehearsal and the wedding day.


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Emerald Isle – A Seaside Wedding & Events

Plan Your Emerald Isle Beach Wedding
  • Location: Emerald Isle, NC
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
Team Photo ACE Wedding and Events Expert Wedding Planners in Charlotte, Raleigh and the NC Coast

ACE Weddings & Events

ACE Weddings & Events are expert planners who oversee every detail
  • Location: Raleigh and Charlotte, NC

The French Bee Events

Luxury wedding planning, floral design, event coordination and stationery
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Magnolia Grove Weddings Team Wedding and Event Planners Morgan Caddell Photography-2

Magnolia Collective

Event Coordination, Design and Event Staffing Services
  • Location: , NC, VA
Cara CMC Events and Travel Planner

CMC Events & Travel

Luxury Honeymoon Travel Planning
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Melani and Rakeem in the car at their styled shoot by Virtue Events in Durham at Suite Four with 3rd iPhotography

Virtue Events

The Triangle’s largest minority woman-owned event planning team.
  • Location:
wedding planner Durham NC

Socialite Events

Your gateway to seamless planning services for amazing weddings
  • Location: Durham, NC
Colorful Bouquets Folie à Deux Florals Merrimon-Wynne House Romantic rainbow wedding design by Folie à Deux Events Jordan

Folie à Deux Events

Totally rad wedding planning and floral design
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Sally Oakley Wedding and Events – Custom Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination Services

Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

Personalized Wedding Planning for the NC Triangle Area
  • Location: North Carolina

Anthem House

Luxury Wedding Planning. Your story told through artful design + intentional details.
  • Location: New Hill, NC
Addie and Partner Dogwood Gatherings and Events – SC and NC Wedding Planning

Dogwood Gatherings and Events

Family Owned Team Planning Weddings Across the Carolinas
  • Location: NC and Charleston
Owner Bustled Events Apex and Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

Bustled Events

Exceptional & Efficient Wedding Planner
  • Location: Raleigh, NC