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A full-service wedding planner in Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Bridal Consulting specializes in crafting lasting and extraordinary affairs. A proud part of the wedding industry for the last seven years, owner Emmett Hickam and his team offer a variety of services for any budget. Bringing creativity, inspiration and passion to every event it produces, Richmond Bridal Consulting loves to party and would love the opportunity to help you plan yours!

Born and raised in Richmond, Emmett has over a decade of experience in wedding and event planning. Prior to opening Richmond Bridal Consulting in 2011, he worked as a top planner for a vintage wedding design center in Virginia. Utilizing his network of highly talented and trusted vendors, Emmett ensures your event will express your unique style, values and aspirations.

Services Offered
Richmond Bridal Consulting offers an array of services that are sure to simplify the stress associated with wedding planning. To help you and your significant other plan an event that is both memorable and fun, its customizable wedding packages contain the following services:

  • Consultation
  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Full and partial planning
  • Day-of planning
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Referrals

Areas Covered
Emmett and his team happily assist couples in the Richmond area. Services are also extended to those located in Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico and Hanover.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
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Nicole Married on 03/16/2019
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The best day ever

Emmett is a lifesaver. Him and his team made our day a complete dream come true!!! We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding and reception. We were stress free on the day of the wedding, which helped us enjoy every moment. Throughout the planning process, he was there every step of the way and guided us in making the right choices on all our vendors. We had multiple meetings leading up to the wedding and he was always a phone call or text away if you ever had any questions or needed his advice. I HIGHLY recommend Richmond Bridal Consulting!
Bridget Married on 09/29/2018
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MASTER of wedding planning!

My now husband and I were about 5 months from our big day when I realized how overwhelming I was starting to feel with planning, coordinating, and, in general, making final decisions. From the first moment I reached out to Emmett, I knew we were in trusted, professional hands. Even my husband, who is pretty laid back and wasn’t sure that we really “needed” a planner, quickly realized how Emmett would significantly improve our big day by being the “go-to” person for ALL logistics (read: my husband was ecstatic to realize he didn’t have to coordinate with our transportation and deliveries on our actual wedding day…). Emmett was able to provide us with recommendations that we never would have considered on our own; from the lighting to the table overlays, his suggestions made the wedding that much more perfect. Throughout the ceremony and reception, Emmett and his team were always accessible. Whether it was a silly question about finding a college flag for a photo op, or needing to find specific guests for photos, Emmett and his team were consistently on top of everything (my husband and I were also very much impressed by their use of Bluetooth ear pieces to keep everyone coordinated and communicating! – felt like we had our own private secret service!).

Bottom line: we could not have survived our wedding (or planning it!) without Emmett. My husband and I consider Emmett be the ultimate wedding consultant, and as a bonus we feel that we’ve gained a great friend!
Elizabeth Married on 08/11/2018
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Emmett is absolutely outstanding and worth every penny! He made my wedding day and the weeks leading up to it so much less stressful. I didn't have to worry about any details the day of as he took care of everything behind the scenes. I live out of town and have a very demanding day job, so my ability to plan my wedding in Richmond was a bit limited. Emmett was so helpful in answering my questions, coordinating with vendors, and dealing with small details that I wouldn't have even considered. He is an expert on local venues and vendors, and he works with you on your vision for the day while offering really helpful suggestions. I can't recommend him enough!
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Emmett is amazing to work with! He's kind, has a great reputation in the wedding industry, and is on top of everything. His events are always well run and GORGEOUS! Don't hesitate for a second to hire Richmond Bridal Consulting!

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I've know Emmett for years. Professional, drama-free, logistical skills that the military envies, frank and sincere. His no nonsense and classy approach to consulting and coordinating make him the go to pick! Give him a call!

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Emmett is a creative, dynamic wedding planner who consistently goes above and beyond what would be expected. You cannot go wrong in hiring him to plan, or keep you on track for your wedding day!

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