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.
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.
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:
79 Reviews for Design A Dream Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Cameron Piersanti · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Design a Dream pulled off the Wedding of our dreams!
My fiancé and I hired Jana and the Design a Dream team for our wedding, which was initially planned for May 9th 2020. Once the spread of COVID-19 began a couple of months before our original date, we quickly realized that our ceremony and reception were most likely not going to happen as originally planned.Sent on 08/03/2020
When we decided to indefinitely postpone our wedding, Jana immediately got in touch with all of our vendors and took over communication in what was an extremely stressful time. She checked in on us regularly and was a huge support in what was a pretty heartbreaking decision.
Fast forward a couple of months, and we decided we wanted to go ahead and get married in a small, intimate ceremony in our family's backyard. We utilized all of our original vendors, and Jana + team flawlessly executed what ended up being the most perfect wedding we could have asked for!
Every detail came together exactly how we imagined all thanks to the Design a Dream team. Jana coordinated communication between vendors and ensured every detail was in place. Not to mention, the entire team was conscious of all COVID-19 precautions - they arrived in masks, set up sanitizing stations, and ensured proper social distancing measures. I would recommend Design a Dream to any Bride to Be, and am forever grateful to Jana and her team for making our wedding day so special.
Morgan Duncan · Married on 08/23/2020
If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would! Jana and her team are simply incredible!! Jana went above and beyond creating my dream wedding.Sent on 09/03/2020
Not only was every detail thought out and beautiful, thanks to her and her incredible team, postponing due to COVID felt easy! She walked me thru postponing, managed all the changing contracts and vendors and navigated the ever changing rules and regulations that came with new COVID guidelines. I could not have had my absolutely perfect wedding without her and her team!! The day turned out to be everything I could have ever wanted and more.
And not only did she create my perfect day, she was AMAZING on my actually wedding day for any and every need my guests or I had. I cannot speak highly enough of them. Most guests leave a wedding complementing you on food or DJ, my guests raved about my incredible coordinators. I joke with my husband that I’d plan another wedding, just to continue to work with Jana and the design a dream team!
Noelle Davis · Married on 05/23/2020
Amazing team! Made my wedding so much fun and everything I had imagined it was!
Jana and her team at Design a Dream Events were BEYOND amazing in the events leading up to and on my wedding day. I am forever grateful for them. Especially during such a difficult time to plan a wedding, Jana and her team were so flexible and always answered me immediately whether it via email, phone call, etc. When I decided to still have my wedding despite COVID and with a very small guest count, I was so overwhelmed with how to make my original plans carry over into something I would still love. Jana helped me essentially re-plan and re-organize my entire wedding and took so much stress off of my plate. In addition, all of my vendors knew her so well that she was always able to help me find deals and recommend the best people whether it be flowers, music, etc. On the day of my wedding, Jana and her team literally took care of EVERYTHING. I was expecting to be super busy the day of, but I had so much fun because Jana handled everything for me. From set up to the event and reception and everything in between, they made sure everything went perfectly. Her team always got me and my (now) husband where we needed to be (ensuring we got to do everything we had planned) and made sure we had anything we needed all day long. I COULD NOT RECOMMEND HER MORE!Sent on 08/04/2020
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.
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.
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!