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 100% of couples
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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.Sent on 05/25/2018
Brittany · Married on 04/13/2019
I can’t say enough good things about Jana and her girls! They did an absolutely AMAZING job at our wedding at Brooklyn Arts Center. She got all of the vendors on the same page and made the perfect plan for our special day! The rain finally stopped about an hour before our ceremony but I would have never even known it was raining all day because Jana stayed so calm and always had a smile on her face. She got all of our guys, in the right places at the right time, which was a big job alone :) They decorated all of the tables perfectly and cleaned them up and organized them after which made it so easy for us to pick up. Jana is so awesome to work with and I would highly recommend to her anyone!! She’s a life saver and I can’t thank her enough!!! 💕Sent on 04/29/2019
Whitney Smith · Married on 03/22/2019
The Best Day Ever
Where to begin with how grateful Design A Dream Events was!!! I did initial meetings and phone calls with several event planning companies. Immediately on the phone I knew Jana was the event planner for me. Her bubbly personality and energy could be felt through the phone. Honestly without Jana and her team being by my side to make sure everything was not only on time but ran perfectly smoothly was so comforting. The girls were so sweet and adorable and had a big smile on throughout the whole night! I give them full credit for our flawless big day. Everyone kept asking how stressful planning a big wedding was and my answer ... with a great wedding planning team it’s not stressful at all! When I didn’t know what I wanted her recommendations were better than I ever expected! I remember after getting ready and walking into my venue before anyone arrived and thinking wow this is above and beyond what I envisioned before this day!! Absolute perfection. Looking back on the weekend there wasn’t a thing I would have changed!! Thank you Design A Dream Events for creating my picture perfect day and night!! Appreciate you ladies and will without a doubt recommend their services to any bride and groom!!!!♥️ our hearts are so full!! Thank you all again for making this the best day of our lives.Sent on 03/26/2019
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!