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Essential Wedding and Event Planner is a wedding planning business based in Houston, Texas. Their belief is that every wedding should be special making sure everything is done in decency and in order so that every detail matters. We'll be in contact with you from the moment you reach out to us. We will then make sure your special day turns out to be a memorable one.


Gayla Grant, the founder and lead planner, has been a Professional Wedding Coordinator since 2002. She is also a member of The Association of Bridal Consultants, is Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission certified, and was on the board of The NAPW Woodlands Chapter. She has many years of experience in organizing both religious and non-religious weddings, as well as other events.

Services Offered

Wedding events serviced by Essential Wedding and Event Planner includes: rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their services include full or partial planning, budget analysis, event designer, vendor referrals, guest list creation, to-do lists, timeline creation, and day-of coordination.

Other Services

In addition to weddings, Essential Wedding and Event Planner is available to plan and manage other special events and celebrations. These include marriage proposals, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate luncheons, graduation parties, and other events on request.

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings
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The team was very attentive to me and my now husband needs every step of the way. I didn't have to concern myself with anything. I would recommend them for sure.
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