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Little Black Dress Events is an event planning studio servicing , Charlotte, NC, WV, and Ohio. Started by a West Virginia native {Misti Sims}, our studio provides Full Service Planning, Partial Service Planning, Day of Coordination & Wedding Management, along with Unique Extras. Misti has been planning beautiful and memorable weddings, corporate, and social gatherings for over 23 years. Her love for design, logistics, her attention to detail, and her unmatched organization skills allow her to create signature events from backyard celebrations to luxurious spaces.

Planning an event is much more than just one day. It takes energy. It takes commitment. At Little Black Dress Events, our objective is to produce meaningful events that are complimentary to your personality, style, and investment. From selecting the very best vendors, managing your timelines - we take care of the nitty gritty details, so you can concentrate on making lasting memories!

Little Black Dress Events values integrity and individuality, and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are dedicated to learning, listening, supporting, and bettering our community and industry.

We look forward to meeting YOU!

Misti

Little Black Dress offers packages for any planning approach, including partial and full-service, day-of coordination, wedding management, and some unique extras. From start to finish, we aim to infuse each couple's personalities, style and love story into every last detail of their big day. Among Misti's many talents, they're known for their flawless organizational skills and attention to detail. From garden parties to whimsical woodland weddings, we have an instinct for how to bring the perfect atmosphere to life. They are happy to travel throughout Charlotte, West Virginia, and Ohio.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,550

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,550

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Hailee S. Sent on 03/09/2023
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I got to be truly present and in the moment for my wedding thanks to Misti and Little Black Dress Events!

When I hired Misti and LBD Events, I was from OH, living in TX, and wanting to get married in NC. I thought I was going to be flying back and forth, driving my fiance crazy with details, and fully expected to be completely stressed the entire time. NONE of that was the case thanks to Misti. I flew to NC once before the wedding to meet with vendors (which she fully set up and had a timeline ready for me), she handled every single detail leading up to and the day of the wedding. and I was never stressed. I truly got to be in the moment and present the day of my wedding and if anything went wrong, I still don't know about it to this day because she handled it. I also sent Misti inspiration pictures and we talked about my vision, she designed and brought my dream to life without me having to lift a finger that day of the wedding. It was magical and to this day, I would not change a thing thanks to her. She has to best knowledge of vendors in NC and can help you make planning and decision making fun and enjoyable. I 1000% recommend hiring her as your wedding planner!
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Rachel Sent on 02/05/2017
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If I could give 10 stars to Misti and her team, I would. Planning for your big day can be stressful, even when you tell yourself "I will NOT stress about this". It's inevitable. You over analyze the little things, forget the details for the BIG things, and at the end of it all you feel like you haven't accomplished much of anything.

None of that was the case for me thanks to Misti. I was able to focus on the fun parts of planning and she took care of all the things I needed. She coordinated with all of my vendors to make sure our wedding day was nothing short of magical. I truly don't know what I would have done without her and her amazing staff. She kept my timeline organized and even wrangled the children in the wedding party incredibly well! My whole family still talks about how smooth everything went. I was able to focus on marrying my best friend and enjoying the evening with friends and family. I can't ever thank her enough for everything.

If you're thinking of not hiring a planner - don't. If you're considering hiring LBD - DO!
User2298898 Sent on 09/02/2015
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I hired LBD initially for day of event coordination for my wedding and later decided to go with LBD for my rentals (tablecloths, chair covers, etc). I am so happy that I did....one of the best decisions I made!! Misti and her team were very professional and helpful. I had a large wedding and the venue did not allow much time for setting up...Misti and her team were amazing at setting the room. Not only did they do a beautiful job, but they were efficient and flexible. They also did a great job tearing down and helping clean up. As for the day of event coordination, Misti did an excellent job and I didn't have to worry about a thing! It was a seamless event! She was helpful with dealing with the vendors and put me at ease in what could have been a stressful time. I would highly recommend LBD for anyone planning a wedding!
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Misti  Sims
Misti Sims
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A West Virginia native, Misti has a love for all things beautiful, especially weddings. Misti has a true passion for creating beautiful and unique events.

Misti began her journey in 2000 when she assumed the roll of Event Coordinator at a luxury Country Club in Wilmington, NC and Charlotte, NC. She had found her passion and after 10 years she made the decision to move back to her home state. Now with 23 years of experience, there isn't much she hasn't seen. That is just another reason Little Black Dress Events is a perfect choice.

You can always find her laughing at herself and making up random words and phrases throughout an event day. Her bubbly personality and contagious laugh set the tone for her unique event planning business which focuses on the exciting and memorable events surrounding her clients ’ Big Day!

Misti’s Favorite Things

Running. Brunch. Porch nights with her husband and little boy. Food. Wine. And making everyday something to genuinely celebrate.

Featured Publications & Awards

Rock N Roll Bride, Borrowed and Blue, along with West Virginia Weddings Magazine. Misti has also been awarded “Best of West Virginia” for Wedding and Event Planning the past several years. Along with, "Generation Next 40 under 40" by -The WV Sate Journal, and was a “2018 WV Wonder Woman” via WV Living Magazine for her event planning business, her passion for raising awareness for adoption, multiple sclerosis, and dyslexia.

Devon  Burnfield
Devon Burnfield
Lead Planner and Event Manager

Devon is a West Virginia native who began working with Misti and Little Black Dress Events in West Virginia in 2013. He has been professionally trained and has worked beside Misti and her team for over a decade. Devon has learned the true “brand” and what it means to be a part of the LBD family. In 2023, he decided to move to Charlotte. Quickly after, became the discussions about expanding LBD to the Charlotte region since North Carolina is where Misti initially got her start in the industry and holds a special place in her heart.

Devon has over 10 years of wedding planning experience, in multiple aspects of the industry making his knowledge well rounded on the ins and outs of the industry. He has received his Certification as an Advanced Wedding Planner and Stylist. He also has a background in Hospitality Sales Management.

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Blood, Sweat & Beers Blood, Sweat & Beers Wedding Bands

Misti is the best wedding planner I've seen. She stayed so calm against the odds the first time we worked one of her weddings, and seeing her keeping her cool helped everyone involved. She puts the success of the wedding above all for the day and does so in a manner that makes everyone involved happy to be a part of it. She is pleasant to all of the other vendors and makes sure they all work together for the best possible outcome. I would work every one of her events if I could!

Blennerhassett Hotel Blennerhassett Hotel Hotel Weddings

I cannot begin to express how amazing Misti Sims and her team are at making dream weddings come true! If you want to have a stress free wedding day make sure to book with Little Black Dress Events!

Makeup by Amy McCoy Makeup by Amy McCoy Wedding Hair & Makeup

Little Black Dress Events is nothing short of amazing. I personally used Misti as my wedding planner & she went over an beyond to make sure every single detail was perfect. I highly recommend her to every bride whether you need full service planning or just day of....she is a miracle worker.

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