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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鈥檚 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.

Services Offered

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.

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Denisse Married on 12/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Great team!

Our whole experience with them was great we had our ceremony at the courtyard Bill did a great job officiating the ceremony and Carla was awesome getting everyone in place for the ceremony. We also decided to get a coordinator something we weren't planning because of our budget , however I'm glad we did. Ashley is great coordinator she kept on contact about once a month to make sure all the planning was going good. She recommended many vendors some that I actually ended up booking and even set up meetings for me with the florist and baker. The wedding day she had everything set up the venue they way I wanted and make sure everything ran smoothly. I even had some of the guest comment on how well organized the wedding was.
Tuong-Vi Getting married on 10/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Megan was Amazing!

We worked with Megan as our day-of coordinator, and she was absolutely fantastic! Communicative, professional, organized, fun, and positive. My partner and I planned our Florida wedding from Arizona so there's a three hour time difference, which made communication kind of tricky. Megan was very understanding when we didn't follow up on things or made changes - she checked in with us regularly enough to keep us on track but didn't stress us out. Everything went smoothly on the day of - and afterwards, our guests said it was super well-organized and they loved the flow.

Price was very reasonable for the Ultimate Day Of package, and on the day of, I wasn't stressed AT ALL. You will not be sorry if you work with Wedding Authority, and specifically, Megan!
Zach O. Married on 07/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

My wife and I can't express how thankful we are to have worked with Karli at The Wedding Authority for our special day. The help she provided throughout the whole year helped us so much. All of the checklists given and questions answered and communication with vendors were only the beginning. By the time we got to the wedding day we knew we didn't need to lift a finger because we were in good hands. We can confidently say that our wedding was the best day of our lives and it wouldn't be what it was without everything that Karli did for us. Thank you!
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We always love working with The Wedding Authority! They are always so organized and the team is fabulous!

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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!!!

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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.

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