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Design A Dream Events

$4,000 Package Price

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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.

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:

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  • Day-of coordination
  • Partial Planning
  • Event design
  • Full service planning
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    Incredible!! Our wedding was beyond my expectations thanks to Pam!!

    Our wedding was an absolute dream and there is no way I could’ve done with without Design a Dream. I was luckily enough to work with Pam and she really went above and beyond in every aspect. She made sure everything was set up exactly as we asked, she kept us all calm and in order, she made sure everything that day and the days leading up were stress free for us. I really can’t thank Pam and the entire Design a Dream team enough for giving us the best day of our lives.
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    Exceptional Wedding Planner

    Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for Jana and her team! She was attentive to my emails, always helpful providing great advice and guidance, and met with me multiple times to ensure our day went seamlessly. Fast forward to wedding day, Jana was ON IT!! Even when we had an issue arise, she kept me calm, ensured she would fix it, and before I knew it she made the necessary adjustments. She kept our entire wedding day on schedule, checked in on us countless times, even ensuring we always had a drink in our hands and food to eat. She was so kind to not only us but our friends and family, with many of them commenting how it was the most organized and well planned wedding they had ever been to. I could not have asked for a better wedding planner! Her level of professionalism, passion, and dedication to her job was apparent to everyone that attended our wedding. I could not have gotten through the wedding planning process and wedding day without her! We are so grateful for Jana, and I cannot recommend her enough to any bride getting married!!
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    Absolute perfection!

    Best. In. The. Business.
    Jana and her team are UNREAL. She makes the entire wedding planning process seamless and totally stress free. I had no doubt that our weekend would be perfect the second I met Jana! Design A Dream is the perfect name for this business - because that’s exactly what they do. I have SO much appreciation and love for this team!
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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!


5101 Dunlea Ct. - Suite 106 Wilmington, NC, 28405
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