Founded by Debra Thompson, Weddings by Debra has provided personalized planning and consulting services for over 14 years. Based in Westchester, NY, this award-winning firm has planned exceptional celebrations – from intimate ceremonies to 1,500-person gala events – throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Now Debra is thrilled to offer clients her wealth of knowledge, stellar network of vendors and venues, and planning expertise as she evolves Weddings by Debra to a consultancy – Debra Thompson, Planning & Consulting.
Debra Thompson, Planning & Consulting offers couples a range of services to help bring their dream event to life. No matter where you are in your planning, whether you are starting from scratch or have already hired some vendors, we can help. All consulting services are customized to your specific needs and budget.
117 Reviews for Debra Thompson, Planning & Consulting LLC
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Tamara R. · Getting married on 01/11/2022
Can't Recommend Debra Enough!
I completely recommend Debra Thompson as a wedding planner/coordinator. When COVID upended our wedding plans this year, she helped us put together a wonderful alternative that made everyone happy -- including me, who used to think I didn't need a wedding planner!Sent on 12/10/2020
I initially didn't think I needed a wedding planner, rather someone to help guide me in finding a venue and vendors for our Micro Wedding. I am organized and felt I could manage the wedding once I had the venue and vendors secured. However, I had recently moved to the East Coast and had no idea where to start. Finding an elegant wedding venue for a 20-person event is much harder than one would think. I reached out to Debra to help, as I was quickly becoming disappointed and frustrated. When I first connected with Debra, I found her to be warm and welcoming, very knowledgeable about venues to accommodate our size and budget.
2020’s Pandemic turned our micro wedding into an 100% virtual elopement for our family and friends. Debra researched with me how to have a Live Stream Wedding – to make it as intimate as possible given the virtual family attendees. But most importantly she helped me to find the video vendor with the knowledge, experience, and capability to make this a professional event, not just an amateur iPhone or laptop virtual event. Debra partnered closely with our venue and our vendor to create the virtual event we imagined.
We planned our wedding from A-Z in 7 short weeks. She helped with all our planning, coordinated with all of our vendors the week of our wedding, developing a timeline for the day and made sure we did not worry about a THING. On the day of the wedding, Debra and her assistant helped in more ways than we anticipated, we did not need to think or worry about the small details of the day. My fiancé and I were excited, thrilled, and dazed by the day’s momentous events, and not in the best frame of mind to attend to details, but Debra was there for us. For example, I had forgotten I needed someone to zip me in my dress – but she did not and buttoned up each of those buttons by hand! Debra stayed well past the end of the wedding to make sure everything was cleaned up, vendors left safely, and everyone involved was good to go. Our wedding was perfect.
Debra felt like an extension of me or a family friend, who organized and made sure everything was how I would like it and being in places that I couldn't be. Debra quickly became a close friend and a valuable confidant in the process.
We needed help to plan for a Covid-time wedding, but after watching Debra in action, I am now a FIRM believer in a wedding planner for any type of wedding, at any venue, in any year. I cannot recommend Debra enough!
Gina T. · Getting married on 09/25/2021
Incredibly friendly and efficient planner!
Debra took the time to get to know me and my fiancé and our style. She helped us plan a wedding, find our band, recommended the perfect venue (The Abbey Inn and Spa) put us in touch with our photographer and florist! Working with Debra made planning so easy especially if your an indecisive person like me! She took the pressure off and made the process fun and seamless. I feel safe having Debra looking over all of our plans and i know she will make sure our special day perfect. She cares more than any vendor I've ever worked with. Her expertise, patience and drive really impressed me. She is also incredibly responsive any day or time and she makes you feel like your the only bride in the world! I can't say enough good things about her, she really became a friend and i know i couldn't have done all this planning without her help. Having her as our planner was the best decision we made all year! i can't wait for out special day, thank you to Debra for piecing together our beautiful day and you will not be disappointed having her by your side!Sent on 11/15/2020
Maryam · Married on 01/12/2021
The absolute best money you'll spend
I echo the same as all the other brides here. Debra takes the time to get to know you, to make sure this day can be special for you and your future spouse. I wrote a really lengthy review on The Knot, but since there's a space limit here, I'll just say that hiring Debra was the best money we spent. She's such a lovely person, and we would not have had such a smooth lead-up and wedding day if not for her. I'm pretty organized, but there are SO MANY little things that come up that you don't expect. Debra sees ALL those things coming before they've started, and she tackles them head-on. She is prepared for everything and prepares YOU for everything. I cannot say enough good things about Debra and her team. Planning a wedding during Covid is no picnic, and Debra was the most incredible support. She's super responsive and you feel like you're her only client. I miss talking to her all the time! When Covid is over, we're definitely inviting her over to our new house :)Sent on 01/05/2021
I have had the pleasure to work with Debra for the past 12 years. We have received rave reviews from brides that have engaged her services. She is very professional, organized and keeps everyone on schedule, not always an easy tasks and she does it all in a very calming manner. I highly recommend Debra and her team.
Debra is the ultimate professional, organized, detail oriented and so easy to work with. It's obvious she genuinely cares about her clients. She would be a huge asset (even a necessity) to any event.
A party planner of the highest caliber!!