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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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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?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

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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Reviews of Bellwether Events

Your trust is our goal. Our community relies on honest reviews to help you make those big decisions with ease.
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Latest reviews

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Jessica S. Sent on 06/17/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Totally Seamless Experience

We worked with Janice for a year planning our April 2024 wedding and it was the best first decision we made - we knew immediately she was the right fit for us! Janice was clearly experienced, seemingly knowing everything and everybody needed to make the day just what we wanted. She was extremely organized and kept everything and everyone moving during the planning process. Janice struck the right balance of listening to what we wanted, but didn’t shy away from making recommendations based on her years of experience - and she was always right! She also handled so much behind the scenes with the venue and vendors that we often didn’t even know about until after the fact. Not only was Janice fantastic, but she introduced us to the most amazing team of other vendors and worked with them to make the entire wedding day absolutely perfect - it was all totally seamless, which is the first word we told her early on when describing what we wanted from the day.
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Dylan I. Sent on 06/11/2022
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!
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Chris N. Sent on 04/18/2020
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!
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Awards

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Real Weddings

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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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