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At Dovely Event Planning, our goal is to create seamless, stress-free, beautiful events. It's not just about planning and executing an event; it's about creating unforgettable experiences and moments that stay with us forever.
Your wedding is always our top priority. We take your ideas and make them a reality, as well as take the stress off of you to allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your wedding day.
We work closely with you to make sure your wedding day represents everything that makes you, your partner, and your love so special and unique! We are triple-checkers who thrive under pressure and will always make your event feel highly personal, no matter how large or small.
Our services are supported by our exclusive online planning software that takes the guesswork out of every step of the planning process. This software helps keep everyone organized and on track and makes it easy to communicate with us.
Think of us as your new best friends who just happen to be event-planning experts! We look forward to making your event a success!

Dovely Event Planning is based in Woodbridge, Virginia.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$3,500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$5,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$7,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Kendra from Dovely Event Planning is highly recommended as a wedding planner by multiple reviewers. She is described as organized, professional, and accommodating, making the planning process stress-free and enjoyable. Kendra's attention to detail and ability to handle any situation is praised, and reviewers appreciate her guidance and assistance in finding vendors. The weddings she planned are described as flawless, with everything running smoothly according to plan. Overall, Kendra is highly recommended for her exceptional service and ability to bring a couple's wedding vision to life.

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Kendra from Dovely Event Planning is highly recommended as a wedding planner by multiple reviewers. She is described as organized, professional, and accommodating, making the planning process stress-free and enjoyable. Kendra's attention to detail and ability to handle any situation is praised, and reviewers appreciate her guidance and assistance in finding vendors. The weddings she planned are described as flawless, with everything running smoothly according to plan. Overall, Kendra is highly recommended for her exceptional service and ability to bring a couple's wedding vision to life.

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Bridget P. Sent on 08/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent and Efficient!

Dovely Event Planning highly professional, provides excellent quality of service, and communicates efficiently and clearly. Dovely Event Planning is spectacular and the perfect choice to plan your wedding. Kendra is responsive, quick, and efficient. She knows the items to get done, so you will not have to stress about remembering everything. She has extra supplies from previous weddings she is willing to loan. On the day of the wedding, Kendra spent time with us at the bridal party and husband wife photos, demonstrating that she focuses on the bride and groom. She was attentive to the schedule change and made sure we (bride and groom) had enough to eat and drink upon arriving. She even dressed in the color theme. She is also willing to make last minute changes. Kendra completely took the stress off the wedding day and I was able to fully enjoy it. Everything ran smoothly and just as planned. Not a thing could have gone better.
Kenya
Kenya R. Sent on 01/14/2024
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ZERO complaints! Kendra is the best wedding planner EVER!

Kendra made our destination wedding experience magical and stress-free! She was always super professional, organized, and accommodating! No issue that came up during our planning process was too big for Kendra and I always knew she was doing everything in her power to smooth out any bumps in the road. She kept us on top of our deadlines and within our budget with our regular meetings and was always available and responsive in between meetings. The online platform that she uses conveniently housed all of our wedding details and she kept it updated.

Our wedding day itself was a dream come true! We had rain but still didn't miss a beat. Kendra handled all of the colorful personalities of our 20+ person wedding party with grace and everyone is still raving about how beautiful the day was 1 month later.

Above all, she was just a joy to work with! I would highly recommend Kendra to ANYONE! We live in NYC and got married in Jamaica but the distance didn't affect the quality of her planning services one bit.
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Eleni C. Sent on 12/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond coordination for a semi-DIY wedding

We were looking for a day-of coordinator and got 1,000,000 times more in Kendra! She was affirming, professional, easy-going, and just a sweet and positive guiding presence in our planning of our semi-DIY wedding in DC. She helped us better articulate our needs and vision before our catering/rental appointment, gave us lots of guidance and tools to allow us to plan the things we affirmatively wanted to plan, found us a great florist within our budget, as well as a last-minute makeup artist, worked with us to assemble our DIY chuppah, lent us decorative items to use, and overall ensured our big day ran perfectly smoothly! We would HIGHLY recommend Kendra to any friend or family member looking for a coordinator in the DMV area.
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Kendra Kern
Kendra Kern
Lead Planner / Founder

I believe every event should be an extraordinary experience for you and your guests. There is nothing I love more than seeing the joy on a client’s face when an event comes together better than they imagined. Getting to be a part of that happiness and those lifetime memories is why I created Dovely Event Planning. It’s not just about planning and executing an event, it’s about unforgettable experiences and beautiful moments that stay with us forever. The possibilities are endless and we love making sure our clients’ individual personalities always shine through. You dream it, we create it!

Debbie Ullah
Debbie Ullah
Assistant Planner

I find so much joy in turning visions into realities and helping craft special moments. As an assistant planner at Dovely Event Planning, I am dedicated to ensuring every detail of your event is meticulously handled with care and creativity. Being a part of your extraordinary experiences and contributing to your happiness is an absolute privilege. I am driven by the unique ideas and individual personalities of our clients, and my role allows me to bring those distinctive elements to the forefront of every event we design. Together, we’ll transform your dreams into beautifully orchestrated realities.

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