Established in 2015, Top Tier Events is a wedding and event planning company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Carolyn Dohnal, owner and CEO, is a self-taught wedding and 3D cake designer with over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry. We specialize in providing wedding planning and custom design services to couples on their special day, and will assist you in creating the wedding day you have always envisioned from beginning to end.
Top Tier Events is available for planning ceremonies and receptions for a variety of wedding types, which include civil unions, cultural and religious ceremonies, destination weddings and military ceremonies. We also provide event design, day-of coordination, partial and full planning services, custom design and decor, and many rental items.
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Kara Potts · Getting married on 01/05/2021
The best decision for wedding planning!
I would give Top Tier Events and Carolyn more stars if I could! We just got married on 5/25/19 and did not want to wait to share how amazing it has been to work with this company. We worked with Carolyn for "month of" coordination, however services start the month prior to your wedding month and so we lucked out in getting to work with her for more around 2 months prior to our wedding. I cannot recommend this company enough: from her attention to detail, to her husband's help in making our processional song just right, to her advocacy and strong support when things outside our control weren't going right, to turning this wedding in my head into a reality and taking care of all the final details with such ease. Our wedding was a wonderful, beautiful blur of a day, and everything ended up being way better than I could have dreamed thanks to Carolyn's help. Not only did we feel like we had a pro and an advocate on our side, services are affordable as well. It was really a win/win. Thanks, Carolyn!Sent on 06/04/2019
Top Tier Events's reply:Thank you so much, Chris and Kara!! It was our pleasure to be a part of your event. We wish you blessings and happiness as you start your journey as husband and wife! 😊
Leah · Married on 07/06/2019
Top Tier is Our Top Choice
We found Top Tier Events when looking for our wedding band. Top Tier Events and Top Tier Band are a great combination and we are so happy we chose them. Carolyn thinks about and adds all of the small details. She provided our signage, card/gift box, cake stand, and candles (last minute addition she immediately handled the day of when another vendor fell short). I honestly do not even know if any other problems came about during the wedding because Top Tier Events was on top of everything. We had a wonderful smooth wedding. All in all we couldn't have asked for someone more capable and professional.Sent on 07/08/2019
Top Tier Events's reply:Thank you so much, Leah and Zac!! It was a beautiful day and we were so glad to get to be a small part of it!
Karoline Sharkus · Married on 05/18/2019
We owe our wedding to Carolyn and JD! We would recommend them to anyone.
Carolyn did both our florals and month of/day of coordination, including a lot of the decor. I honestly can not put into words how perfect everything was and how flawlessly she was able to capture our vision. Not only that, but she is ON POINT with making sure everything is running smoothly and seamlessly at every point leading up to the big day and the day of.Sent on 06/18/2019
On top of that, she is just a fantastic person to both be around and work with. Could not recommend Top Tier Events more if I tried.
Her husband JD (of Top Tier Band) was our DJ and he was also fantastic! Listened to exactly what we wanted and executed it perfectly. We couldn't be happier!
Top Tier Events's reply:Thank you so much, Karoline and Christopher!! It was an amazingly beautiful day and you are an amazing couple. Our best wishes to you as you start your new life together!!
Carolyn was wonderful to work with! Top Tier is the name of her game and it shows. The last event we worked together went smoothly and effortlessly and even made things a little easier for this dj!
As owner and band leader of a very popular wedding band for the last decade, I've worked with MANY wedding planners. Unfortunately, more often than not, they don't do the most basic things that a wedding planner should do. Many times I don't even hear from the wedding planner before the wedding and they don't even send a timeline (even though I do all the emceeing as well). I learned early on to take matters into my own hands and get every reception detail necessary to make sure the evening goes as smoothly as possible. Carolyn (the owner of Top Tier events) has been my assistant in doing so for the hundreds of weddings we have done. Thankfully she has now branched out on her own to offer her amazing talents and attention to detail to all brides, not just ones that have booked Top Tier Band. You can read MANY impeccable reviews of Top Tier on our Wedding Wire page, and so many of those clients mention the incredible organization and customer service, all of which Carolyn has assisted me. I'm so glad Top Tier Events is now part of the Top Tier family!!