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:
87 Reviews for Design A Dream Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Cameron P. · 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.
Kelly L. · Married on 12/11/2020
Jana & her team were absolutely AMAZING!!! Planning a wedding during a pandemic is no joke but they were so helpful and understanding with every change that was made. Our day turned out perfect and I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend Design A Dream Events!Sent on 12/21/2020
Ashlee U. · Married on 12/07/2020
An Absolute DREAM!!!
There are not enough words to describe how grateful & thankful I am to have had Jana and her team come into my life and help plan the most amazing & one of the most special days of my life! Not only was Jana literally a dream to work with but her & her team made rescheduling our wedding absolutely stress free due to COVID. I never had any hesitations or worries during the planning process and they went above & beyond in every way! They were very involved since day 1 & knowing that I had them to take care of everything the day of, not only allowed me and my husband but our entire bridal party, family, and friends to have an amazing time! Having them, really gave us the luxury of soaking every second in of the day! I would 100% recommend hiring Design A Dream Events as your wedding planner to plan your special day, whether it be the whole thing, month of, or day of! They are the BEST and I am so happy we used them to plan our most magical day!Sent on 12/16/2020
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!