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Little Black Book is a wedding and events company located in Washington, District of Columbia. They promote a full concierge experience for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. They provide couples with the right amount of care for every romantic milestone.

Services Offered

Little Black Book provides several wedding services, such as event day management, partial event planning, and full event planning. Each service is operated and specialized by experienced planners local or abroad. The planning process starts with a two-hour consultation session and proceeds to a master planning checklist, a budget analysis, as well as vendor referrals.

Additionally, this event planning company offers peace of mind with detailed guest list creations. They have also successfully planned many diverse weddings, namely civil, cultural, destination, double weddings, elopement, eco-friendly, military, non-religious, and religious.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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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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Ilana G. Married on 06/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

We strongly recommend Vanessa and LBB!

We hired Little Black Book for “day-of coordination”, and Vanessa supported us immensely both on the day of our wedding and in the weeks leading up to it. We are very glad we hired LBB, and we strongly recommend Vanessa and LBB!

We planned a 30-person wedding, which turned out to be almost as much work as planning a larger wedding. Having Vanessa by our side made the process much smoother and less stressful. Vanessa helped us tremendously with vendor communication, working through decisions we were having trouble with, and countless small things that we would have just missed without her. On the day of our wedding, Vanessa was an effective manager and a comforting presence -- she juggled egos and unexpected hiccups, from vendor arrival through party clean-up. A bunch of last-minute issues came up with both of us (bride and groom), and we just told Vanessa what was happening and she took care of them with a confident smile.

One thing that deserves special mention is that one of the pieces Vanessa took on was laying out our reception flowers and candles. Vanessa supported us in our decision to go with a not-full-service florist while allowing us and our guests to stay out of table set-up duty. Vanessa knocked it out of the park -- the tablescape was ridiculously picturesque and wound up being maybe the closest element of our wedding to our pinterest-instagram visioning.

We feel confident Vanessa would be great for any wedding, but we have a special note to our Jewish sisters and brothers: Vanessa was on point for all the Jewish rituals. From tisch to ketubah to yichud, Vanessa knows what’s up.
Adam T. Married on 05/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional, bespoke service

Vanessa is the best in the business. We had a nontraditional event – we're gay, we had already eloped and we just wanted to have an intimate, meaningful party with friends and family. Vanessa took that scope and ran with it, making the run up to the event a breeze for us. She recommended vendors and made the venue look spectacular, never once pushing us into something that wasn't the right fit for us. You can't do better if you're looking for wedding help.
Shelby K. Married on 12/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Vaness made our wedding perfect!

The only regret of my wedding is only using Vanessa as a day of coordinator! I wish I had hired her to plan everything from start to finish. She helped keep us organized, set the venue up beautifully, and calmly handled any issues that occurred. She also went above and beyond! When our pizza order for the after party got messed up, she ran out to get pizza so our guests had a snack after a night of dancing! If you are looking for a wedding coordinator Vanessa is your girl.
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Vanessa Young
Vanessa Young
Owner & Planner

Owner, Vanessa Young founded Little Black Book events to provide clients with exclusive access to vendors and services starting with event planning that exceeds expectations. With an Event Management Certification from George Washington University and over 10 years of industry experience, she is a seasoned event professional. Planning events is her passion. The details matter and she takes care of them in order to create an experience for guests and attendees that aligns with her clients' mission and vision.

Jacqueline Johnson
Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline's been planning events for over 40 years. As a teen, she put on beauty pageants in her backyard and fell in love. In addition to planning, she has a background in florals and has an eye for design. She thrives at jumpstarting couples and then executing their event on the day to see their vision come to reality. Jacqueline's favorite event moment is the end when she knows the couple is happy with their day. She doesn't take herself too seriously but takes what she does seriously.

Hannah Ryan
Hannah Ryan

Hannah has a bachelor of hospitality from Penn State and has been in the industry for about 10 years doing everything from managing bars to planning weddings. She has a wealth of experience, particularly in catering. Her favorite moment is the first look before the ceremony or at the ceremony. The reaction of the couple first seeing each other is beautiful every time. Hannah believes in bringing a personal touch to events. She understands what couples want and helps bring it to life.

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Nadine De Leon Designs Nadine De Leon Designs Wedding Florists

Vanessa was such a pleasure to work with. She was calm and professional. Our wedding had a couple of obstacles where the ceremony was outside and it was rainy day and we had to come up with another plan for the ceremony. Vanessa worked with the client and the venue to provide us the perfect solution for an indoor ceremony. Would love to work with Vanessa again!

Justy Photography Justy Photography Wedding Photographers

Working with Vanessa was absolutely delightful. Vanessa is extremely professional and so easy to work with. I would strongly recommend Little Black Book Event Services to all of my clients who are looking for an organized and accommodating event planner.

The Enchanted Florist The Enchanted Florist Wedding Florists

Vanessa and her team are a great pleasure to work alongside! Any occasion will be in good hands with Little Black Book event services.

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