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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.

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Dylan I. Married on 05/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

1000 Days of Incredible Service

Janice helped us plan our covid-delayed wedding not one time, not two times, not three times but four separate times over the course of three years. Without her, we would have been lost, overwhelmed and alone. During an unprecedented time for the wedding industry, she competently answered every single question we had for her and never once led us astray. She quickly got a sense of what we wanted and flawlessly guided us through many difficult decisions. On the big day, she was in complete control of all the scheduled events, managing everything from ensuring our pup had the right flowers on her collar, to organizing the numerous vendors, to adorning our cake that required a final touch up! We had the day of our dreams and have Janice to thank for it. We cannot recommend her enough. She is organized, knowledgeable and most importantly a lot of fun to work with!
Chris N. Married on 03/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Elizabeth C. Married on 12/28/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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Janice Carnevale
Janice Carnevale

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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