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Joan Day Weddings, LLC is a professional event and wedding planning firm located in Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. Joan Day has been in the wedding industry since 2007, and planning events since 1996. She firmly believes in her commitment to exceptional hospitality service, and ensures your wedding exudes Southern charm and grace. She and her team of creative professionals and select vendors work closely with you to capture your vision, create a plan, and bring it to life. Whether you envision an elegant garden elopement or a lavish wedding celebration, Joan Day Weddings will make your day one to remember. We work with a select number of couples, per year, to deliver excellence and quality to each client. Most of our clients have event budgets of $27,000 or higher. We will travel to areas throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and out-of-state locations, so please inquire as to how we may assist with your destination wedding.

Services Offered

Joan Day Weddings provides event design and planning services for weddings of every size, style, and budget. Packages may include full-service planning, partial planning, or simply a day-of coordination services. A la carte options are also available for couples to customize their planning service. Service may include, but are not limited to:

  • Etiquette Consultation
  • Venue Selection & Contract Management
  • Personalized Stationery & Invitation Ensembles (Minted Wedding Planner Program)
  • RSVP Management
  • Seating Charts & Guest Escort Cards
  • Special Accessories & Embellishments
  • Gift & Favors (Design and Assembly)
  • Professional Vendor Selections & Recommendations
  • Timeline & Event Logistics Management
  • Transportation Coordination & Shuttle Valet Services
  • Corporate Event Management
  • Special Events (private events, such as anniversaries, birthdays, dinner parties, etc.)
  • Accommodations (Room Blocks)
  • On-site Bridal Preparation & Styling
  • Bridal Trousseau, Attire & Couture
  • Welcome Wedding Weekend Baskets
  • Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette & Venue Selection
  • Virtual Planning Sessions
  • The Wedding Thread Club
  • Private Zoom Sessions with Joan
  • The Barn at 210 Wedding Venue
  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Double Weddings
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Christina T. Married on 07/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We LOVED working with Joan and team!

Joan was great to work with. She was timely and has great vendors she works closely with. We live out of state and could not have planned our SC wedding without her! Everyone kept asking if I was stressed with the planning and I never felt any because of Joan and her team.
Rose B. Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding planned by the best wedding planner!

We had the absolute best day and are so thankful to have had Joan as our wedding planner. Everything turned out outstanding and family and friends raved about our wedding. I loved Joan and how patient and kind she was throughout planning. She also had a great taste and knew exactly what I would like based on conversations. She also was very responsive and gave great insight on the process.
R & B. Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Joan Day Weddings Review - Excellent

Joan Day helped us to navigate the many challenges associated with planning our daughters wedding. Over several months, Joan's extensive knowledge of vendors and venues helped us to plan the perfect day. Joan's relationship with the vendors and understanding of how they all work together was instrumental in all of our decisions and assured us that the wedding would meet our expectations. Also, we had no worries the the day before and the day of the wedding - Joan assumes the responsibility to coordinate, orchestrate and facilitate all the important details associated with venues to vendors so our family could focus solely on our guests and, of course, the most joyous occasion of our daughters beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. It was a perfect day, thanks to Joan.
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Joan Day Duerr
Joan Day Duerr
Owner, Event Savant

Joan has been planning events since 1996. She established Joan Day Weddings in 2007 while living in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., to remain at home with her young children. She wanted to maintain her professional skill-set, have a creative outlet, and be home for her children in the most formidable years of their lives. Joan has assisted clients in The Carolina鈥檚, Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington, D.C. Metro area with a variety of consultation aspects, including, vendor selection; theme creation; invitation etiquette, ensemble, and design; on-site coordination; partial planning; and full planning services. Joan lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her family. She primarily services the Midlands, Upstate, and Low Country areas of South Carolina, but will plan events out-of-state, upon request. She has her own blended family, with second marriages for her husband and her both. Two daughters from him, and two children from her ... the family of six lead quite an exciting household with three in high school and one in college.

Emily Grace Kelley
Emily Grace Kelley
Associate Coordinator

Emily Grace is the inspiration for one of Joan Day Weddings' top selling planning packages, Emily Grace's Style - full planning services. Emily is the founder's daughter. She is savvy, smart and has a great eye for details, plus content creation, photography, project organization, and keeping up with fashion trends.

Her warm spirit helps to keep our team calm during setup and pre-event detailing. Emily has unique talents that she shares on-site, behind the scenes, during setup and online, with her smart phone.

Emily is a full-time student, dancer, former gymnist, and well-rounded young lady. She has ambitions of being her own boss, female entrepreneur one day, and has her sights set high for life achievements and experiences that make an impact.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Country Time Party Rentals Country Time Party Rentals Wedding Rentals

It was a pleasure working with Joan Day Weddings. The tables she designed and decorated were gorgeous! We highly recommend booking Joan Day for your next special event.

Custom Creative Photography Custom Creative Photography Wedding Photographers

Joan is super nice and soooo easy to get along with! Perfect for taking care of the wedding arrangements and keeping stress levels low, which is very important so the wedding couple can enjoy this life changing event! I highly recommend her!

Adrienne Fletcher Photography Adrienne Fletcher Photography Wedding Photographers

Joan is an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only does she go above and beyond to be helpful to everyone on the day of the event but she always puts her clients needs before anything else. She's great at what she does and is always very cheerful.

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