Weddings

Bellwether Events

Falls Church, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   78 reviews
$9,000 Package Price

About

$9,000 Package Price

Bellwether Events is a wedding planning company based in Falls Church, Virginia that works with weddings in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Bellwether Events will help you to create a wedding event that is uniquely yours. Bellwether Events will take all of your ideas and vision and work to make them a reality. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or are still trying to think of a theme, Bellwether Events will be there to help you every step of the way.

Bellwether Events prides itself on taking care of the work that you do not have time to do. We will review all of your options with you and ensure you feel confident that the vendors you are hiring meet all of your needs. Bellwether Events works with a wide range of vendors in the Washington, D.C area and beyond, and has a strong grasp on which vendors work for individual couples and their unique budget priorities.


Services Offered

Event Planning: Are you looking to save time, be less stressed, and make smart choices? Do you want to stay organized and on budget? Take advantage of our decades of experience and achieve these goals with this option.

Event Design: Are you hoping for a wedding that is thoughtful and beautiful? That doesn’t look like every other photo on Pinterest? Do you want your guests to walk into your wedding venue and gasp, “This is so them!” If so, we have a plan for that.

Event Management: You did the work, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all your wedding planning labor. We take over with 6 weeks to go, allowing you to finish up those last details with less stress, and truly be a guest at your own wedding.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$4,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$9,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$15,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2

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    Chris N. Married on 03/10/2020
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    Fantastic Experience

    Janice and her team took care of us from beginning to end and were an indispensable part of our successful wedding weekend for 275 guests. She was always accessible; had a huge, collaborative vendor network to tap into; and generally made everything easy for us. Highly recommend!
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    Elizabeth C. Married on 12/28/2019
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    Outstanding Service

    We felt in the best of hands on our special day with Janice as our Wedding Coordinator. She was on top of every last detail, making sure all of the moving parts ran smoothly. Her responsiveness and professionalism are unmatched. Our guests could not stop raving about the organization and continuity of the whole day. All of this is thanks to Janice! She truly is the best in the business and we cannot recommend her enough!
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    Lindsay Married on 11/16/2019
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    The best in the business

    If you're reading this review looking for a world-class planner, you should just stop now and hire Janice and the Bellwether team. Seriously. After being put in touch by a friend, my now-husband (!!) and I worked with Janice to plan our wedding in DC while we were living abroad in London. From our first call with her in Dec '18 to our wedding day in Nov '19, Janice was indispensable. She helped us both with advance planning/vendor selection as well as week/day-of coordination. Because we were only able to be in DC once or twice before the wedding itself, we trusted Janice to guide us on everything from picking a venue (which we did sight unseen) to suggesting all the local vendors. We have zero regrets on any of it. The vendors that she suggested were incredible (and many were local women-owned small businesses) and such a pleasure to get to know. Janice also helped us understand overall planning timelines, how to make our budget stretch for the things we cared the most about, coordinated with vendors the week-of and day-of, and was a superstar running our rehearsal and day-of. Our wedding day was stress-free, due in large part to Janice's organization, quick response times, attention to detail, ability to connect with and navigate complex families, and complete professionalism. Her day-of assistant was also amazing. Our only regret is that now it's over and we don't get to hang out with Janice all the time anymore!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • David & Monica
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Team

Janice Carnevale
Janice Carnevale
Founder

Janice has been a wedding professional in the DC area since 2002, and in 2006 she founded Bellwether Events to help modern, professional couples plan a conscientious wedding with purpose so that it stays with their family and friends for a lifetime.

Bellwether Events has been a part of over 170 weddings to date. Janice has worked primarily in the DC area but has also traveled to Scotland, Napa, and a summer camp in West Virginia for her clients.

In 2013, Janice published the Elegant At-Home Wedding, a free ebook detailing how best to plan a wedding at your home, which you can download on her website.

Janice lives in Falls Church with her husband of 15 years and her 2 rescue dogs. When she isn't working weddings, you can usually find her in section 309, Row C, Seat 17 at Nationals Park - April through October.

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
Hair by Giselle Hair by Giselle Wedding Hair & Makeup

It's a pleasure working with you all!!!.... Always so kind and reliable..Can't wait for our next wedding event together. If you're looking for true professionals Bellewether Events is just wonderful!!

Alison Harper & Company Alison Harper & Company Wedding Hair & Makeup

We absolutely love working with Janice & her team! They are professional, organized and really good at juggling all those tiny wedding details. We've worked with the Bellwether Events on numerous occasions and they are always great with email response times, managing timelines and helping the entire event to go off without a hitch. You are in great hands with these ladies!

J.Lynn Bridal Hair Design J.Lynn Bridal Hair Design Wedding Hair & Makeup

I loved working with Janice of Bellwether Events! She is Caring, Creative, and Professional. Janice will listen very closely to you and your desires and then work diligently to create the Dream event you always wished for. I highly recommend Bellwether Events!

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Falls Church Falls Church, VA, 22041
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