Risa James Events is an über-organized wedding planner based in Sacramento, California. We want the happy couple to be able to have fun on their wedding day, not stress. We love to plan and orchestrate weddings and will do the worrying for you.
Risa James Events is owned by Risa Weaver-Enion. Risa is a former attorney who holds a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law. She realized planning weddings is far more fun than drafting licensing agreements, so she started the company in 2015 and since then has already won WeddingWire’s Couples' Choice Award for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
We offer day-of coordination, full planning and a la carte services at an hourly rate. We have three levels of service to suit your needs: Event Coordination, Event Planning and Event Design. Services include:
Risa James Events is located in Sacramento, California but plans weddings throughout Northern California, including the cities of Davis, Camino and Roseville. She also travels out of the state and has planned events in the following cities:
32 Reviews for Risa James Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristen · Married on 10/19/2019
The wedding planner i'd hire 10 times over
So I decided to DIY my wedding. It quickly became overwhelming and begged my husband to find me a wedding planner. I'm not sure how or where he found Risa, but he scheduled us a phone meeting. Within the first 5 min i knew she was going to be my wedding planner! She was so helpful throughout the entire process ESPECIALLY the day of. I literally could not have done it without her. I would have spend my whole wedding day doing all the things she got done for me and she created a seamless timeline for us. She was a delight at every meeting even when it was crunch time and i was wearing my stress on my sleeve. She is a pro and she helped me bring my childhood dream of getting married at my parents house to life. It was better than i could have ever imagined and wouldn't have been the same without her. Thank you Risa, words will never be enough to thank you.Sent on 10/24/2019
Risa James Events's reply:Thank you so much, Kris! I'm beyond thrilled that we were able to make your wedding dreams come true! It's been wonderful getting to know you these past several months, and I'm excited to see what else life has in store for you.
Gabriella Castaneda · Married on 09/28/2019
The Best Person For the Job!
Risa was a complete life saver. My husband and I were a different case since we live full time in Scotland. Risa was professional, had wonderful advice and a spectacular eye for detail. When we were planning, the wedding timeline was invaluable. She also kept me on track and made sure everything was ready for the wedding day because we only had 2 days from us landing in California to the wedding day. I sometimes struggle with making decisions, and Risa's experience and advice really helped me make decisions I was very happy with for the wedding.I don't think our day would have run as smoothly if it weren't for her. She was flexible and willing wanted to chat even if we were 8 hours ahead. She kept me, and my husband on track which helped us relax for the wedding. Seriously, there aren't enough stars for Risa! She deserves at least 100!Sent on 10/20/2019
Risa James Events's reply:Thank you SO much, Gabby! You and Ewan are just the best, and I had so much fun working with you and your mom on your wedding! I'm glad we were able to give you the beautiful Sacramento wedding you wanted. I look forward to staying in touch with you via Instagram :-)
Anna Lopez · Married on 08/10/2019
Risa is your go to gal!
I truly don't know what I would have done without you. I loved my wedding and it was thanks to you! Aside from all the caos you managed to make my day enjoyable and special. I was not worried about a single thing throughout the whole day and that is greatest gift on the most important day of our lives. I could not thank you enough! You are the best!Sent on 08/30/2019
Risa James Events's reply:Thank you, Anna! I loved working with you and Edwin and meeting all your family and friends. I know the two of you will be so happy together! Thanks for letting me be part of your special day!
RISA JAMES EVENTS FOR ALL YOUR SACRAMENTO-AREA EVENT-PLANNING NEEDS! Simple. Done!
Risa had me at the sight of the dachshund on her pictures. I love the added touch of including four legged friends in the most important day of your life. What gorgeous fun! <3
Risa had me at the sight of the dachshund in the profile pictures. She comes highly recommended and it's obvious why. Professionals with great people skills are a rare find especially when it comes to the most important day of you life. <3