Hi! I'm Meggie Francisco. I'm a Columbus, Ohio wedding planner serving the greater Columbus metro area and destination weddings around the world. Past and upcoming destination wedding locations include:
Cabo san Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Lake Tahoe, California
Montego Bay, Jamaica
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Southern Italy (Apulia region)
I specialize in providing competent leadership and elegant design.
I steer my to couples focus on the most impactful elements of the day to create an inviting environment without going overboard. I give them permission to relax and let go of outdated traditions. I help them to understand they may only need to do 2 of the 20 stressful things a wedding magazine insists they must do if they don't want to face eternal social judgment.
I believe in this because I myself am on a conscious journey to simplify life and focus on meaningful experiences and relationships, and I want to share that with my clients. A marriage is something to be celebrated, and it should feel beautiful. I love working with artists who are passionate about a fine art approach to flowers or an elegant paper technique. But I also believe that enthusiasm for these elements needs to be grounded; we should do our best to select each component based on what makes the couple truly happy, not on what the wedding industry tells them they "should" do. At all times, we need to remember that the true investment is the marriage, not the wedding day.
I act as the main point of contact for all aspects of the event, providing design vision and project management from start to finish. While I do not offer day-of coordination, I can help to tidy up and execute weddings that already have several vendors selected.
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Kimberly · Married on 03/20/2019
#1 Wedding Planner in the WORLD
Meggie is absolutely incredible. If you have the chance to work with her, don’t hesitate for a moment. It will be the best decision you make when it comes to planning your wedding!Sent on 08/03/2019
Meggie makes planning a wedding FUN! And let me tell you, I was not having fun planning it until I met her. She will ask you all the right questions to understand YOU and your vision.
She is so knowledgable in the industry and will give you all the confidence you are making the right planning decisions.
When it came to vendors, I always felt I was getting fair quotes because she was there during negotiations; sharing ideas on how we could get exactly what we wanted and cut out what we didn’t need. Outside of getting fair quotes, she made sure the vendors were going to deliver the vision and tone of the wedding.
I had a Costa Rica destination wedding, and her ability to speak Spanish really helped with negotiations and vendor communications on this aspect.
She reviewed airline restrictions, helped me bring wedding items in her personal travel bags, delivered welcome bags to our guests, she even went on a run to pick up some water bottles to throw in the goody bags. She truly handled everything - floral, welcome dinner, reception, wedding day, scheduling/timing of all vendors for a smooth day, reception, prepping the wedding party, making sure I sent the DJ songs I liked, officiant script... EVERYTHING!
We last minute decided to extend the reception 2 hours - the rental crew was onsite with their trucks ready to load up and she somehow kept everyone happy and agreeing to wait for us to finish our party!!
And she isn’t just your planner - she was my right hand woman on all things wedding. She helped me pick bridesmaid dresses, wedding invitations, set reminders for me to write thank you cards, designed the website, helped me describe my pallet to a chef for how I wanted food prepped - I mean really, you name it she was right there with me. She would talk with me about wedding stresses and make me feel better about them. I can truly say Meggie has become a friend and someone I continue to stay in touch with on a regular basis.
I think absolute hospitality when it comes to Meggie’s services. I feel she invited me into her world of planning and made my wedding absolutely magical. I can truly say when I closed my eyes to envision my wedding, she made it a reality. Being able to refer her name to friends and family is gift in itself.
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Morgan · Married on 05/29/2018
My mom actually found Meggie back in September of 2016, shortly after my husband and I got engaged. We were very aware that although she is a well-known destination wedding planner and stylist, she had never planned a wedding in Italy before. Naturally, before we made it official, there were doubts. However, from the moment we hired Meggie we had felt an absolute immediate sense of security. There wasn’t a moment that went by that we ever felt this was her first Italian wedding. Aside from her own countless hours of research and preparation, she delivered on every promise she had made. She put together the most outstanding group of vendors and executed the entire event with the utmost professionalism. There was not a single detail that she didn’t think of!Sent on 06/24/2018
After all is said and done, I can sit back and honestly say that Meggie put on the most amazing event that myself, family & friends had ever attended. We have not only gained incredible memories but also a forever friend.
Jade · Married on 10/08/2016
Choosing Meggie as my wedding planner was the best and easiest decision I made. With her extremely detailed lists and her attention to detail,Meggie made my whole wedding experience so easy and fun. If anything went wrong with another vendor she had so many helpful options within minutes. People always ask if I was stressed having such a big wedding, but thanks to Meggie i truly never felt stressed or overwhelmed. The day of the wedding her and her team were waiting on me and my husband hand and foot, and at the same time making sure everything was running smoothly. There are truly not enough words to say how incredible Meggie is. My dream wedding wouldn't have been possible without her.Sent on 10/31/2016
Can't recommend the wedding planning services of Meggie enough. I really have high standards for my own work and the work of wedding professionals. Meggie is just a joy wto work with - passionionate, attentive and no detail is too small for her.
Meggie is professional and works with the bride throughout the entire process. We enjoy working with her whenever we can.