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:
Recommended by 61% of couples
Nicole · Married on 05/21/2018
I would like to preface this with the fact that I have never taken the time to write out a meaningful review in my entire life. However, the experience Jana delivered my wife and I for our wedding has left me no choice but to sit down and write this. I think it is important to say that I was against having a big wedding, and early on I was a bit upset that my wishes went unheard. My wedding ended a few days ago, and I can honestly say it was the best time of my life, and I am so glad I was convinced otherwise. Marrying the love of my life with friends and family certainly helped, but it was Jana who brought it all together that truly changed my mind. I was worried about preparing for a big wedding, I was worried about managing a big wedding, and I was worried about the outcome of a big wedding. All that was for not, as I didn't have to worry about a thing. She took care of all of that! She answered every email and every call regardless of how many we sent or what time it was. She made sure we knew everything we needed to know and took care of the small things that we shouldn't have had to think or worry about. I could go on and on about how accommodating, professional, and clearly talented she is at her job, but I would like to mention something more important to me. I have severe anxiety, and I was having a panic attack on my wedding day. It was Jana's calm voice and leadership that got me through it, and allowed me to have the greatest day/night of my life. Jana truly is the best, and I can't imagine what my wedding would have been like without her.
Kelly · Married on 10/06/2018
Jana was able to help us contact all of our vendors after a hurricane with only three weeks until the wedding. She was absolutely amazing and even helped us move the ceremony location the morning of the wedding including getting transportation. I can absolutely say our wedding was as amazing as it was because Jana and her team were there.
Andrea · Married on 09/07/2018
If I could give Jana and her team a million stars I would! Choosing wedding vendors is hard, but picking Jana was the easiest and most rewarding decision that I made in the wedding planning process!
From our first phone call, I knew that I wanted Jana to help me with our wedding. She is detail oriented and very organized. She is everything you would want in a wedding planner and more!
After our wedding Justin and I were completely blown away. We were eating the to-go plate from our wedding (that Jana made sure we had!!) and we were talking about how perfectly everything was, from the weather down to the ceremony and timeline everything was PERFECT!! Then we both started tearing up at our gratefulness for Jana and her team. We realized that it was because of her that everything was flawless. She did so much on our wedding day. For example, one of my bridesmaid dresses had a problem with the zipper, and she fixed it with no problem! She made sure every little detail that I wanted for our wedding came to life. If something went wrong, I didn't know about it!! She is so talented at what she does and it shows. I got SO many compliments from family members and my wedding party on how great Jana was to work with.
From experience I would say that having a wedding planner is the most important vendor you will have for your big day. If you are considering a wedding planner, or looking for one, you NEED Jana!
I will forever be grateful for everything that she did for our most special day!
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!