Founded by Bill and Carla Young, The Wedding Authority is a planning business based in St. Augustine, Florida. Bill and Carla have over 30 years of wedding industry experience between them, beginning with Carla’s florist background. The Young duo and their staff highly regard the positive impact they can have on weddings while standing witness to memorable life moments. Bill is a registered officiant who finds joy in every moment of the ceremony. Carla is a planner with an eye for fresh blooms and tasteful decor. As a whole, The Wedding Authority works passionately coordinating every wedding to make each one special.
These wedding planners offer a comprehensive menu of services to suit couples in all stages of the preparation process. Perhaps most notably, they can connect couples with their in-house tuxedo specialist or an event designer, and even provide guidance with do-it-yourself decor plans. This team can assist as much as couples prefer through frequent consultations and vendor liaison, as well as with both partial and complete options available. They can also be present on the big day, working hard to ensure that you have the best day of your life. With these authorities, you can relax knowing your dream wedding is in the hands of professionals.
103 Reviews for The Wedding Authority
Recommended by 97% of couples
27 User photos
Jillian H. · Married on 01/11/2020
The Dream Team!
We cannot thank Carla and Ashley enough for all of the work they put into our big day. The actual day of was incredibly smooth and I genuinely got to soak in and enjoy my day as a bride. They were so kind - we also used Carla's husband, Bill, as our officiant - we cannot recommend him enough, either! The sweetest people who will take care of the details to make your day a breeze! Thank you, Wedding Authority, for everything! (photo in review by Angelita Esperar Photography)Sent on 02/13/2020
The Wedding Authority's reply:Thank You, this was our pleasure! Great couples like you two make our job so much fun!!!!
Eleni M. · Married on 04/10/2021
Amazing Day of Coordinator!!
We had the best experience working with Karli! We planned our destination wedding during the pandemic. We didn't have the opportunity to visit Florida during the wedding planning process. Karli helped us out by doing our final walk-through via FaceTime! Our venue required a Day of Coordinator, but we would honestly recommend hiring Karli even if your venue doesn't require a coordinator! She was always accessible and answered all of our questions. She was a tremendous help throughout the planning process and during the wedding!Sent on 04/18/2021
Shelly C. · Married on 01/29/2021
Karli and Bill are amazing!
We got married at the Treasury on the Plaza and we hired one of their preferred vendors for day of coordinating. Hiring the Wedding Authority was the best decision I could of made. I do not live in St. Augustine so I really relied on her for vendor recommendations. She gave me plenty of recommendations, checklists, and was able to answer any questions I had along the way. I really do not know what I would have done without Karli. Not only was she helping me along the way, I had to postpone by wedding from May 8, 2020 to January 29, 2021 due to covid and she was so kind and understanding. The Wedding Authority did not give me any problems about rescheduling and really were just overall professional. Karli even had her husband help out and pick up and drop off my dog so she could be in the ceremony and for pictures when my original plan fell through. I did not have to lift a finger on my wedding day. It was so beautiful and everything ran so smoothly. We also had Rev. Bill Young officiate our wedding ceremony and he did such a great job as well. He is so warm hearted and kind. Every experience I had with the Wedding Authority was a positive one. With all the stress of wedding planning during a pandemic, it was really wonderful to have someone confirm and go over timelines with vendors so I could focus on little details and arrangements. I would highly recommend them!Sent on 02/03/2021
We always love working with The Wedding Authority! They are always so organized and the team is fabulous!
The best of the best!!! You can trust everything to them on this most important day in your life. I love working with these ladies!!!
The Wedding Authority knows how to handle weddings that are large and small. They are an experienced team as well as kind and efficient. I highly recommend using their services! I always enjoy working with them.