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A professional wedding planner in Charlottesville, Virginia, Barb Wired, LLC has been creating memories for its couples for more than 19 years. Owner Barbara “Barb” Lundgren and her team take pride in assessing the goals of their couples in an effort to provide affordable options. With years of consultation and event management experience, Barb Wired, LLC is committed to making your celebration a one-of-a-kind experience!

A native of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Barb has over 25 years of event planning experience. Said experience ranges from school events to private estate parties; tours and exchange programs; small stage productions; fundraisers and festivals. A graduate of the Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2000, Barb opened Barb Wired, LLC that same year. She handles up to 35 weddings annually.

Services Offered
Barb Wired, LLC specializes in creating the ideal atmosphere for every gathering, no matter the size. To ensure your event is everything you and your significant other dreamed of and more, the following services are provided:

  • Consultation
  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Full and partial planning
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Referrals

Areas Covered
Barb and her team proudly assist couples throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia.

  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Double Weddings
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Colin S. Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, personable, responsive and effective

From the beginning, we knew we were in good hands with Barb and Abby. The combination of long experience, down-to-earth opinions, a formidable network of vendors, energy and enthusiasm just can't be matched. Barb knows it all, has seen it all, and brought a calm, no-fuss vibe to every interaction. Abby brings attention to detail, can-do attitude, insights on the digital aspects of planning and impeccable day-of service. I can't say enough about this team. We had the easiest, not-a-single-wrinkle wedding thanks to Barb and Abby. Guests are still telling us it was "the best wedding I've ever been to." Hire these gals. You can't do better.
Janice Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic- could not have done it without her!

From our first meeting with Barb, we knew we were in the best hands to help plan my daughter’s wedding! We loved her down to earth personal approach matched with a vast knowledge of vendors, professional insight, and years of experience. We knew we were in knowledgable, organized, & helpful hands.
Throughout the wedding planning, she & Abby kept us on track with their organizational skills, enthusiasm, & attention to detail. From the initial vendor selection to last minute day of events, their communication remained impeccable. Barb kept in close contact with emails, check ins, and willingly set up phone calls. From the initial consult through the wedding day, Barb & Abby were with us every step of the way.
From the largest to the smallest detail, they had it covered with suggestions and solutions while incorporating our ideas and choices. As mother of the bride, I valued the pep talks, patience, and kindness every step of the way.
The wedding day went smoothly & stress-free in large part due to the team’s calm and confident approach. Every detail had been worked out, but they were prepared for any potential mishap. Many of our guests remarked on the team’s helpfulness & professionalism. Most importantly, Barb, Abby, and team allowed us to joyfully enjoy the wedding celebration with our family and friends while leaving the details in their confident hands. At the end of the evening, I felt like I said good-bye to old friends!!
Fran C. Married on 02/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth Every Penny

Barb and Abby were amazing! We had the “Forevermore” (aka the full planning package) and we never had a single doubt that it was right for us. Prior to hiring a wedding planner we had a feeling that most of the wedding was ‘planned’. Then the questions and timelines started coming in and there was a feeling we were going to get divorced before we got married! With Barb Wired we had easy to manage checklists, great vendor recommendations, and the answer to any questions that arose. Barb is outrageously responsive and her depth of experience is obvious. Abby gave lovely insights into our websites, hotel blocks, and our side events (welcome drinks and brunch). You only get one chance to get a wedding right and having Barb and Abby made it go off without a hitch and with minimal stress. Everytime I mentioned Barb Wired to my now husband he would say without a beat that they were “worth every penny”.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

40 Endorsements
April Bennett Photography April Bennett Photography Wedding Photographers

I love Barb! Just wonderful to work with, with a creative and flexible vision, artful style, and a down to earth reliability that makes her brides love her. And her staff is as amazing as she is! Wonderful.

Early Mountain Vineyards Early Mountain Vineyards Winery Weddings

Barb and her team are fantastic to work with! They are incredibly efficient and thorough and our clients love them - we cannot say enough good things about Barb Wired!

Jack Looney Photography Jack Looney Photography Wedding Photographers

I always LOVE working with Barb and her team!

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