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Design A Dream Events

Wilmington, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
123 reviews
$2,500 Package Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,500 Package Price

Design a Dream Events is a full-service wedding planning company based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Working with this team is not like any typical company; they make every event planning experience smooth and stress-free by treating the couples as part of their family. The company blends creativity and experience with the couples' ideas, personalities, and visions to execute a successful event.

Experience
Jana Ingraham, the founder and lead event planner, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina. In 2008, Jana began working on weddings and other special events. In 2012, she finally decided to establish Design a Dream Events to provide her own style of high-quality event planning services.

Services Offered
Design a Dream Events helps plan wedding events like ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The company works on different types of wedding including civil unions, destination weddings, double weddings, and many more. Their planning services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Partial Planning
  • Event design
  • Full service planning
  • Timelines
  • Preferred vendor list
  • To-do lists
  • Check lists

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$1,500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75

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
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

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

How many planners are on your team?

3

123 Reviews

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    Ally B. Married on 04/22/2022
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    Laiken is the best!!!

    I cannot recommend Design a Dream Events enough! Laiken and Jana are amazing people to work with. Laiken truly made everything I envisioned out of my wedding come true. She paid attention to every little detail throughout the whole process and was the most organized human being I have ever met. She listened to my ideas and elevated them with her ideas as well. I was never worried when working with her - she took care of everything and was a top notch communicator.

    Everything about my wedding was perfect and it’s all thanks to her. Nothing went wrong, no details were missing, everyone knew their timelines, it was PERFECT. I even had countless people come up to me before and after the wedding (and still now) telling me how amazing she was - and that’s coming from people who only saw a portion of what I did! She truly was the BEST event planner and is such a genuine person. Although I’m happy wedding planning is over, I will miss it since it meant I got to work with her.
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    Gilly N. Married on 04/21/2022
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    Communication and execution

    Jana and her team has been wonderful to work with especially the day of. They were able to adapt on last minute changes and accommodate all of our request. Thank you design a dream team and Jana!
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    Anastasia B. Married on 04/16/2022
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    Dream Team

    Jana and her team were absolutely amazing. They were incredibly easy to work with, prompt and responsive every time we connected. We had several last minute changes due to people suddenly unable to attend and she handled it with ease. Jana and her team worked behind the scenes to ensure our wedding day went smoothly. They allowed us to stay relaxed and truly enjoy the day! Thank you Design A Dream for the best experience!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Marie & Christian
    64 photos · 04/21/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements
Gypsy Films, LLC Gypsy Films, LLC Wedding Videographers

We had the privilege, and we do mean privilege, of working alongside this amazingly talented team on a wedding in Wilmington, NC. As a wedding filmmaker, they made our job so much easier. Every last detail was perfect and every beautiful moment went off as planned!! The bride and groom were able to place their full trust and confidence in Design A Dream and in turn, they enjoyed every last moment to the fullest. They laughed, they cried and oh man did they party but, not once did they worry. To wrap this up, anyone who is looking to have that perfect wedding experience they have always dreamed of should speak with Design A Dream Events so that they can make that dream, a reality.

Flying Cloud Bar Services Flying Cloud Bar Services Wedding Caterers

The team at Design A Dream Events does an amazing job. Super organized and extremely creative. We love how they create a clear vision and bring it to life.

Silverceiling Beauty Consulting Silverceiling Beauty Consulting Wedding Hair & Makeup

Jana at Design a Dream Events is completely amazing! Our team met her while working on a styled shoot at Wrightsville manor... and we immediately recognized her passion and dedication. The creativity and drive that she puts into her planning and coordination is impeccable! We highly recommend her and her team- you will be very happy!

Map

Judges Rd. Wilmington, NC, 28405
9106320844
Location of (Design A Dream Events)
Eli's Landing Lane Newport, NC, 28570

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