Based in North Carolina, Magnolia Collective provides wedding coordination services for the Triangle and Coastal regions of NC, as well as Richmond, VA. Meagan, the owner and operator of the firm, and her talented associates combine their detail-orientated, artistic, and stylish characteristics to make dreams a reality.
Magnolia Collective is made up of 6 lead planners who all bring their own style and talents to the table, and aspire to exceed expectations, regardless of their clients’ background, budget, or style. These coordinators believe their job is to organize an event that reflects and celebrates the love story of each to-be-weds that comes their way.
The team at Magnolia Collective can help design the layout, look, and feel of the wedding. They can also assist with logistical planning such as seating arrangements and budget management. Additional services include bartending, assistance with event setup, baking services, and event design.
We offer packages ranging from Wedding Management and Intimate Wedding packages, all the way up to full service planning and design.
No matter the wedding package, customization is an option. For those unable to hire a coordinator, we also offer The DIY Bride Guide. This workbook offers planning sheets and tips for helping couples organize their nuptials. It also includes a two-hour planning session with one of the knowledgeable coordinators. This service is a reflection of the company’s commitment to offering their expertise wherever they can.
62 Reviews for Magnolia Collective
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sam P. · Married on 04/04/2020
Calm during COVID-19 - The Perfect Wedding Planner
I remember the first time that I called Meagan at Magnolia Grove weddings – I knew from the start that she was someone very special. I knew she was good at her job- I had seen her work and she planned a friend’s wedding, but I didn’t realize how incredible she actually was - not only as a professional, but also as what a wonderful person and friend.
During our initial conversation and meeting, neither of us anticipated how drastic the world was going to change, and I was so excited about Meagan’s ability to translate my messy thoughts into a wedding more beautiful and special than beyond my craziest imagination (and within my budget!) The storyboard she created took all the elements that I talked about and pintrested, and built the most beautifully personalized dream wedding.
Dave and I had our dream venue secured and Meagan pretty much took care of the rest. She provided recommendations on lighting, DJ and flowers, all who were easy to work with, accommodating and nice. Her team designed personalized octopus invitations and matching rehearsal dinner invites and managed all of RSVPs for both the wedding and the rehearsal dinner.
Beyond the management of the wedding, she took the time to get to know me – she met and understood the dynamics of my relationship and friendships, what makes me tick (cake), and even attended my bachelorette party. She answered my crazy texts and phone calls with positivity and calmness and never let me stress out. As we continued to get closer to the date, we felt confident that in just a few short weeks, we were going to have our dream wedding.
And then COVID-19 happened.
I think I was the first client of Meagan’s to want to postpone – it was early – before the quarantine, back when kids were still in school and life was normal. I remember calling her and going back and forth on what to do – I had even gotten a case of hand sanitizer just in case we needed them at the wedding… oh how naive we were. We made the decision to postpone – hoping that things would be better in the fall. Meagan jumped into action, secured the venue for September and Every. Single. Vendor – flowers, lighting, DJ, food, linens, cake. She did it all so I didn’t have to, all while standing by my side while I mourned the day and drank wine.
The pandemic has not gotten any better, and we have made the decision to postpone our September wedding, which has resulted in us losing our venue. Once again, Meagan has stepped in to help us weigh our options and is helping move forward. I could not be more thankful to have Meagan and the Magnolia Grove Weddings team on my side and standing with me through this process.
There are truly no words to express my gratitude and admiration for the support I have been provided and I cannot thank Meagan enough for everything she has done and continues to do.
Sent on 08/18/2020
Jennigrace L. · Getting married on 06/10/2021
Pandemic Planning Exemplar
I was an October 2020 Bride. Planning a wedding during a pandemic was not what I could have ever expected. Original plan had a guest count of 175 people but living in North Carolina we had a lot of mandates about guest count that kept changing so we hosted a small child free outdoor wedding with 40 people including staff and live streamed for everyone else. I felt defeated it was not turning out like the wedding I had always dreamed about, we hit so many obstacles along the way and if it weren’t for my dad’s health we probably would’ve have postponed. I thought I was going to be able to do it all myself and boy was that a mistake. I was up to my ears in DIY projects and disappointments when I finally reached out to Meagan at Magnolia Collective. I had been at a few weddings she planned and knew she was my only hope. Not only did I need a planner/coordinator I needed what every brunch wedding needs… a giant cinnamon roll cake! Without hesitation Meagan and her team made it happen. Becca at Magnolia was our coordinator and Meagan made my OH SO DELICIOUS cake. They worked so seamlessly with my photographer and catering staff and made the day effortless. Becca wrangled our goofy crew and had so much fun with our rehearsal the night before. It is so true when they tell you in the end you won’t remember everything that went wrong along the way. I look back at my wedding and I don’t think about all of my obstacles, I think about how perfect it was to have my Family and closest friends there while I said “I DO” to my best friend. I remember my mom and sister helping me into my dress. I remember about dancing and laughing with my bridesmaid while getting ready. I remember how blue my husbands eyes looked. I remember how yummy my cranberry apple cider mimosas and Cinnamon roll cake were. The day felt easy I didn’t have a worry in the world because everything was handled by Magnolia Collective. Every question I had, every worry I felt the handled with care and understanding. They made my day perfect I couldn’t have done it without them.Sent on 02/24/2021
Magnolia Collective's reply:JG thank you SO much for such a wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure to help bring your day to life and to watch just how much fun you were able to have. We're so grateful for you!
Christina P. · Married on 01/15/2021
If you want a beautiful wedding that you can actually enjoy, I highly recommend hiring Meagan!!
Meagan is amazing!! I am beyond thrilled that I hired her. I had planned my own wedding and the venue suggested a "day of" event coordinator. Meagan easily stood out from the planners that I had vetted. She has the perfect personality for what she does. Not only does she handle the vendors, she also thought of the small details that I would have missed. Thanks to her my wedding was even better than I had imagined!!Sent on 01/17/2021
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What an amazing group of committed professionals I found in the Magnolia Grove staff. Meagan the owner shares to all her employees the example of hard work, keeping a positive attitude, and making these weddings/events perfect for their clients. As a DJ it is so crucial to have planners/coordinators who know what is going on and know how to bridge the gap between clients and vendors throughout all the complexities that come with events/weddings. There's nothing Magnolia Grove Weddings and Events can't handle and work into the greatest wedding/event of your life!
Working with Meagan & her Team at Magnolia Grove Weddings & Events is always a pleasure for our company! They are easy to communicate with, eager to assist, prompt and organized! We've worked several Weddings with them and they are always working hard to ensure their clients have a great experience! DJs and Planners work closely together during a Wedding to ensure the event is running on time and the clients can enjoy their day. We never have to worry when working with Magnolia Grove! Highly Recommended!
It's always a treat to work with Meagan. She creates a beautiful vision and the organization is always on point. She goes above and beyond to make sure your big day is just right.