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Wedding Expectations is a full service wedding planning company located in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. In business since 2007 we have helped over 200 couples plan the wedding of their dreams. Wedding Expectations is able to help with any wedding, large or small. We specialize in those outdoor mountain weddings, but are happy to help with any style or vision you have!

Services Offered

Wedding Expectations offers multiple package options to suit any needs, including:

- Coordination

- Planning

- Venue recommendations and selection

- Vendor referrals

- Budget assistance

- Timeline assisstance and execution

- Decor setup

- Planning reminders

Additional Services

Wedding Expectations strives to make your planning process even easier with the following services!

- In house floral design

- Decor rentals

- Design assistance

We are here to exceed your expectations and make your day AMAZING!! Contact us for a personalized quote today. Let's jump on a video chat and get to know each other!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Double Weddings
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Prizma C. Married on 01/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made wedding day easy

Great experience. Highly recommend.
J Lyn Married on 04/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stress Free Planning!

While some couples decide to go without a wedding planner opting to have one makes things so so much easier. Our original videographer bailed on us last minute and luckily we were able to find an amazing videographer quickly with Rebecca’s help (Wedding Expectations). Not only are they reasonably priced, they are full service. For the most part, we did opted to pick out our own vendors but they had a great list to choose from. We talked over zoom a handful of times and Rebecca was able to keep things organized and even helped us plan stuff we hadn’t really thought through. Ultimately they made the wedding a breeze. People are usually stressed in the weeks coming up to the wedding but everything was sorted out and we didn’t have to worry about things the day of. They have many packages that fit all types of budgets and they have a lot of equipment/decor you can rent. We highly recommend Wedding Expectations!!
Vanessa Married on 11/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just what I needed

Samantha was who helped me for my wedding. She is so kind and helpful! She always answered my questions and worked hard to find answers for me. I don’t think my day would’ve been nearly as amazing if it wasn’t for her help! She stayed on top of me to make sure I was getting done what needed to be done. Thank you for everything Samantha ❤️
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Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas
Founder, Planner, Floral Designer

I began my career as a wedding planner in 2007, a few years after planning my own wedding, and completing training through the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. My detail oriented personality and organization skills helped to play big part in discovering this passion. When I am not planning weddings I am camping by a lake and paddleboarding with my dog and my daughter. I live in Farmington. I love traveling to new places, my favorite place I've traveled to is Hawaii.​

- Favorite part of a wedding day: When I fluff the bride's train and send her down the aisle to meet her groom, because then I can take a deep breath and enjoy the moment we have all gathered for; to witness two people's love for each other.

- I love all types of weddings but my favorite location is with a mountain view
- Favorite flower - Iris
- Favorite color - Purple
- Fun fact about me: I am a pescatarian (only eat fish), and I once had 5 pet rats

Samantha Bresee
Samantha Bresee
Lead Planner

I have always loved planning, whether it is a birthday, vacation or BBQ. My dedication to the event, the details and organization is so worth it to see it all come full circle. I began my career with the Event Planning program at Salt Lake Community College and joined the Wedding Expectations team in 2019. I live in Saratoga Springs with my husband and 3 kids. I am football mom and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

- Favorite part of a wedding day : Seeing every piece of the planning be put together to make a dream come true for the new Mr. and Mrs.

- Favorite flower – Gerber Daisy

- Favorite color – Coral

- Fun fact about me: I am a beauty school graduate

Megan Gadd
Megan Gadd

Hi, I’m Megan! I’m excited to be working with this great team. Throwing parties with a great fun atmosphere is my jam. I bring liveliness and hard work to wedding days. Seeing the whole wedding come together at the end of the night is my favorite part of event planning. My personality is easy going and I’m excited to help make your wedding day the wedding of your dreams! I live in Eagle Mountain with my husband and 2 little girls. Concerts, camping, kayaking, and dancing are some of my favorite things to do on weekends.

- Favorite color is green

- Favorite flower daisy

- Fun fact about me: I am fascinated by American History, and visit historic landmarks when ever we go on vacation.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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I recently had the pleasure of working with Wedding Expectations. She and her team did an amazing job from start to finish. If I had a question, Rebecca had an answer. She checked on us through out the event to make sure we were on the same page. For your wedding, you won't go wrong with Wedding Expectations.

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We have all heard about the stress that comes from weddings. The easiest way to help that stress go down is to have confidence that everything will be taken care of. Regardless of if you live out or town, or if you just need that additional help, Wedding expectations will help your dreams come true, while helping you be much more relaxed.

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I am a wedding DJ and have worked with Wedding Expectations on several occasions. It is easy to say that they exceed expectations. Their genuine care in you and your wedding can be felt, and they help your wedding unfold perfectly. Weddings can be very stressful with all of the planning and opinions of people involved. If you want to have that lifted from your shoulders, give Wedding Expectations a chance to show how they can help you.

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