Need A Wedding Planner? Here Are Ottawa’s Best Wedding Planners

When it comes to planning a wedding, the options, budgets, logistics and details can really be overwhelming. Luckily, Ottawa has some amazing and experienced wedding planners who have made dreams come true for a host of other happy couples.

Here are 3 wedding planners in Ottawa who may be exactly what you need to bring your wedding dream to life.

Bourbon & Bloom

Bourbon and Bloom wedding planner Cait O’Malley is an experienced event planner in Ottawa with an amazing eye for detail. She’s a master at creating elegant and modern weddings that fit any style, inspo and budget. Her resume of beautiful weddings can be seen on her instagram page, where she brings to life wedding dreams and shows us the process in between.

Erica Irwin

Erica Irwin is an experienced wedding planner in Ottawa who will create the classic and timeless fairytale wedding of your dreams for you. She’s a high tech exec-turned wedding planner, who knows what it takes to coordinate the perfect day.

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Kennedy Wedding and Events

Kennedy Events creates spectacular weddings in The Capital; no matter if they are big, grandiose celebrations or small and intimate elopements. They have a huge portfolio of sophisticated and elegant weddings that their team has created over the past decade.

Are you considering hiring a wedding planner in Ottawa? Here’s some things to consider that will help you choose your perfect wedding planner.

Style

You know this one by heart; you look for a wedding planner whose style and vision matches your own. But how can you tell? Have an extensive look at your wedding planners online portfolio and social media, but also check out the galleries from the wedding photographers of those weddings if you can. Wedding planners will post only the best photos of their work, while wedding photographers will post the whole day.

Workload

Its a funny balance; you want your wedding planner to have experience, but not so much as they have too much on their plate. Its okay to ask your wedding planner how many clients they take on in a year and in a season. If you feel like their answer is too high, or they don’t give you a clear answer of how they manage their time, then you might want to steer clear.

Vendors

Wedding Planners usually work with a list of vendors that they regularly use. It might be worthwhile to ask for and take a look at that list ahead of time to see if you don’t like the end-products of a specific vendor.

Emergency Planning

A great question to ask a potential wedding planner is what their backup plan is should they for some reason not be able to attend the big day. Do they work with partners? An experienced wedding planner will have a backup plan. And, you’ll want to make sure they do.

How Much Should You Expect To Pay For A Wedding Planner In Ottawa?

Prices vary greatly for wedding planners, and will also depend on the scale, scope and timeline of your wedding. You should expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 – $5,000 for a wedding planner in Ottawa.

Wedding Inspiration

Here’s some amazing work done by wedding planners:

We’re in love with this set up. The florals and colour details are amazing:

This shot is a tell-all about the importance of a wedding planner. They aren’t just organizers; their your right-hand for the big day.

Wedding planners are all about atmosphere. They know how to work with your venue, decor and lighting to create amazing scenes.

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Dinner for 50… 📷— @ashlyarts #shannonsmithevents

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