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Great Expectations by Darlene is an experienced wedding planner in Northern Virginia. They have been planning one-of-a-kind events throughout the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland region for two years. The team at Great Expectations by Darlene understands that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so they want to help make it as memorable and stress-free as it can be.

Services Offered
Great Expectations by Darlene offers both a partial wedding planning service and a full wedding planning service to make your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and your reception everything you ever dreamed of. The two package options include:

  • Day-of coordination
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists
  • Timelines

Other Services
When it comes to weddings, there are many other events leading up to your big day. Great Expectations by Darlene is able to utilize their event planning knowledge to help plan an array of other wedding events, such as your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or honeymoon. No matter what your special occasion is, Great Expectations by Darlene will make sure your event is tailored to your needs.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?


What is the starting price for full wedding planning?


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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

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Danielle Sent on 11/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Darlene helped me plan our 20th Wedding Anniversary celebration. I sought her out late in the planning process ,after trying to organize it myself with little success. Even with the limited time she had, Darlene pulled together the most magnificent celebration, that my friends still talk about to this day!! Her contacts in the industry, her professionalism, and attention to detail is a true asset , and enabled her to pull out a stylish, creative, and memorable party for us on a meager budget of $250. I recommend her to both friends and family, and expect to entrust her with other family celebrations in the future. You will not be disappointed!!
Hillary Sent on 12/13/2017
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Darlene and her team were excellent in making sure we had a smooth event! Extremely helpful from the start.
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