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Knot Too Shabby Events is an award-winning wedding planning company based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Melissa Burton, Principal Event Planner and owner of Knot Too Shabby Events, founded the company in 2014. The KTSE planning team grew to include, Katelyn Mattox, Lead Planner, in 2017. Knot Too Shabby Events will make your big day unforgettable thanks in large part to its kick-ass team of event assistants. Let Knot Too Shabby help you choose the most suitable theme for their wedding according to your style and personality.

Melissa Burton has grown from a small venue manager beginning in 2011 to one of the most sought after wedding planners in the area. (Shout out to winning #1 event planner with Encore Magazine in 2020 + 2019 and Wilmington Magazine in 2018!!) With Melissa's obvious love for what she does, it's no wonder she has captured the hearts of so many couples and local vendors. Melissa now has over nine years of experience in event management and six years in planning & design as lead planner and founder of Knot Too Shabby Events. Add on 10 years of customer service experience before that and she's worked with just about every type of person possible. She's a go-getter and serious when it comes to executing a perfect event but somehow makes it all look fun and enjoyable along the way. Reach out to Melissa to start chatting about your next event!

Services Offered
Knot Too Shabby Events offers wedding packages with the option of personalization to meet all their clients’ requirements for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. It caters to various wedding types including civil, destination, military, religious, non-religious, eco-friendly, and double weddings, as well as elopements. Their planning services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event management (formally known as "month of" coordination)
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • Guest list
  • To-do lists

Contact us today to schedule a Zoom consultation to see if we're a good fit to work together. From there, we'll send you a planning proposal - all quotes are custom.

  • Woman-owned
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Kelsey Sent on 03/22/2024
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Highly recommend the most organized, thoughtful, and supportive planning service

Melissa was an absolute dream of a wedding planner. I truly could not have had such a perfect wedding day if it wasn't for her and her team. As soon as we had our consult we knew we had to have her. And as planning went on, we quickly realized that of all the decisions that come with planning a wedding, securing her as our planning was by far the best. She was extremely organized, always on top of communication, and was so good at keeping us calm throughout the entire process. She gave us excellent vendor recommendations as well. We were so pleased with every single person we hired to make our visions come to life in a more perfect way than we ever imagined. Her day-of service was outstanding. She made sure everything was set up exactly how we wanted, she made sure to keep us (especially me) calm from the moment I arrived at the venue that day, communicated with all vendors and made sure all deliveries and set up were done correctly, and was by our side the entire evening. She kept an extremely detailed and organized timeline of how the day was going to pan out. It was such a good feeling to know that absolutely everything was going to plan because she and her team were there going above and beyond. Melissa was the MVP of my entire wedding planning process and day. I cannot say enough about Knot Too Shabby Events. Just absolute perfection!! I wish I could get married every day with them by our side. 100000% recommend taking that consult and hearing for yourself all the amazing services she provides. Zero change you will regret hiring KTSE. A HUGE thank you to Melissa and her team. Much love!! Kelsey and Tony
Jenna Sent on 10/18/2023
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Amazing Planning Team

Raving reviews from our guests that our wedding day on 9-29-23 was completely flawless and I owe it all to Melissa and her team. We went with the wedding management package and it was worth it! From planning, to month out, to day of the team took care of us completely! Would reccomend to anyone in Wilmington!
Nina N. Sent on 08/28/2023
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Ktse is the best!

Melissa and her team are Out of This World! When I say that, I mean saying WOW! times infinity because they are that amazing. I researched several wedding planners in the Wilmington area, and once I had an initial consultation meeting with Melissa (lead planner), I knew she was destined to be my wedding planner. I wanted to plan most of my wedding and so I went with her Wedding Management Package with Design since I was not sure how to exactly put all my ideas together. Once I received access to her wedding planning portal, I was just getting more excited about my wedding because the portal offered everything for a bride to keep organized. The portal was very impressive as it offered a timeline of to-do task, spreadsheets of all sorts (guest list, budget, etc). When it came time for the design meeting, Melissa put all my ideas together and created an initial design board and I was just stoked! She immediately knew which florist would meet my expectations and "aesthetics" which was Designs by Dillon. Melissa listened to me, details, and vision I had mentioned throughout the planning process.

The few weeks leading up to the wedding I had a meeting with my DJ and he was very impressed with Melissa's wedding day timeline and floor plan she created. It made the DJ meeting so much easier as we planned out which songs to play at what time during the course of the wedding day. My photographer/videographer also told me on the wedding day how detailed and impressed they were with the timeline, which was very helpful for them to cover the shots they needed to.

On our wedding day, Melissa and her team came prepared and ready to go all with all their bright personalities. They set up all the things I had like signage, menu cards exactly the way we planned. You can tell they all love what they do! If there was an issue, Melissa was there to keep you calm. She and her team made my wedding the Best Day Ever! I literally felt like I was in a fairytale movie the entire day because of them. Thank you so much again Knot Too Shabby Events!!
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Michael Moss Photography Michael Moss Photography Wedding Photographers

Melissa and her team were amazing to work with! Everything always looks good and timelines are always spot on! You always have the feeling that everything is taken care of when she is running things and that is a great feeling!

Jewell Entertainment Group Jewell Entertainment Group Wedding DJs

Melissa and her team are true professionals. Life is always easy when they are the planners at any event we do together. Fun, friendly and organized she let's the vendors do their jobs while keeping your event moving smoothly. Hire them now!

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