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:
73 Reviews for Design A Dream Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jenna Young · Married on 12/14/2019
The best of the best!
We used Jana and her team for month of coordination and I literally don't have enough good things to say about them. Even before month of, Jana made herself available to help in the planning process and then took all of the stress off of my shoulders as our wedding date got closer. The day of ran flawlessly and every request or issue was handled in seconds. Because of Jana and her team, my husband and I were able to enjoy every moment of our wedding day knowing that they were running the show. But the best part was that in the end Jana was so much more than a wedding coordinator, and I know we will continue to keep in contact even as friends!Sent on 12/19/2019
Whitney Lanier · Married on 11/23/2019
She really does design dreams!!
If you want a perfect day, call Jana Ingraham! I knew from the first time I spoke with her on the phone that I wanted her on board for our special day. She is so experienced and truly understands the ins and outs of a wedding. Not only that, she is warm, energetic yet calming, organized, professional, and so sweet!! I hired her as my month of coordinator and she fixed every single one of my mess ups without a blink of an eye and a smile on her face. Everyone in our wedding party said multiple times that they wished they had hired her for their weddings. She really is that good! Hire her, trust her, and let her do her thing- she will plan your dream wedding and think of things that you would never even begin to consider. You will not regret it and it will be the best money you spend for your entire celebration- I can promise you that. I only wish now that I would have just let her plan the whole thing!Sent on 11/25/2019
elizabeth · Married on 11/09/2019
Must Hire this Awesome Team!
I’m trying to sit and think about how I can write a review that reflects the absolute gratitude we have for Design a Dream events.
Our wedding was this Saturday and it was by far the most incredible day of my life. Jana has been planning this wedding with me for over an entire year. She has been there for us at all of our meetings, she led me to all the best vendors, she’s answered well over 100 emails from me. Our planner has been honest, open, full of advice and guidance leading up to this incredibly important day in our lives.
The entire process was dealt with such professionalism and promptness. The day of our wedding, Jana and her team made sure that everything was perfect. She kept our 20 person wedding party in place and dealt with everyone with grace, kindness and a perfect amount of assertiveness. The four of them on our wedding day set everything up perfectly as I envisioned, stuck to the awesome timeline created for us, made sure all guests were comfortable and guided in the right direction and made sure that I was okay at all times. Not only did they set up everything, they also helped load an entire u-haul of supplies at the end of the night. Everything was taken care for us from the moment we walked into the venue to the moment we stepped out. Our guests are still talking about how well every single detail was organized and how the day went so smoothly, thanks to Design a Dream Events.Sent on 11/11/2019
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!