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Join us as we embark on an enchanted journey filled with romance and wishes fulfilled. In the land of love there are no limits to the never ending dreams we bring to life. Our planners create cherished memories and turn your dreams to reality.We are a boutique Wedding Planning business who specialize in Wedding Planning, Sandals & Beaches Destination W...

Join us as we embark on an enchanted journey filled with romance and wishes fulfilled.  In the land of love there are no limits to the never ending dreams we bring to life.  Our planners create cherished memories and turn your dreams to reality.

We are a boutique Wedding Planning business who specialize in Wedding Planning, Sandals & Beaches Destination Weddings, and Sandals & Beaches Honeymoon planning. We bring flair, elegance, and creativity to each and every event–from an intimate local wedding to a Caribbean destination. Our goal is to learn your story, your style, your vision; then design an event unique to you.  Bellas Wedding Planners has earned the designation of Preferred Sandals and Beaches Agency as well. 

Additional information can be found at:  http://www.BellasWeddingPlanners.com


Packages - Bellas Wedding Planners

Full Service Planning

Planning a wedding can be a full-time job and very time consuming. With our full planning packages, we are your expert wedding planning partner. We start the planning process by getting to know you and your fiancé, creating your budget, finding your dream wedding location and building your dream team of wedding vendors. We coordinate scheduling your meetings, keep you on track of planning & create a design unique to your vision and priorities.  This package allows you to enjoy not only the wedding day, but the entire process of planning.

Month of Coordination

Month of Coordination is for the couple who can handle the planning themselves but want to enjoy the wedding day, stress free. With this package, we come in four weeks before the big day to execute all the final details you worked so hard to prepare. Don’t worry, we check in on you monthly to ensure planning is on track. Coordination services include a detailed meeting to discuss the timeline, vendor contract review, design or DIY elements, and bridal party/family details. This also includes a venue walk-thru meeting so we can see how to make your vision a reality. Bellas Wedding Planners coordinates the rehearsal and entire wedding day. We act as the primary point of contact with your vendor team on the wedding day. Bellas Wedding Planners will manage set up, tear down, assist your wedding party and gather your vendor team to ensure the day is perfect. 

Destination Weddings

Planning your dream destination wedding can be daunting.  We LOVE to travel.  The Bellas can help you navigate planning by assisting with venue and vendor selections, contract negotiations, travel arrangements, hotel room blocks, welcome kits for guests and much more.  We also plan Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Parties & Wedding Brunches.  The Bellas will allow you to truly have a vacation wedding weekend.


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Dacia Paige 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Lori with Bellas Wedding Planning is an out of this world AMAZING wedding planner! Our destination wedding at Sandals Negril Resort Beach & Spa was nothing short of amazing all thanks to Lori. From the small details to the big things, she was always there to help.
Getting into contact with Lori was always easy, whether it be through email or by phone she was able to answer our questions, no matter how many times a day we would contact her.
We had a pretty large wedding group and she was able to assist us in coordinating all of the flights to and from Jamaica.
Lori communicated with the Resort exactly what we wanted for our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception. We were even super blessed to have her on site the day of the wedding! Here are some super helpful things she did on the day of the wedding:
•Steamed my wedding dress
•Helped me get into my wedding dress
•Made sure I ate before the ceremony
•Delivered the boutonnieres to the guys
•Made sure everyone was in place & ready to go!
The list goes on! Not to mention all of the things she did for us leading up to our big day! We were so grateful for her services and we would recommend any and every couple who is looking for an amazing wedding planner that will get things done and done the way you want! :)

Thanks again for everything Lori!!!

Toni Clark 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Fantastic overall experience! Initial contact with Bellas Wedding Planners was over the phone with Lori. I am not a lover of doing business over the phone, but let me tell you, it only took a few minutes of conversation for me to feel totally at ease! We were laughing and chatting; it was like speaking to one of my best girlfriends! Another plus was the knowledge Lori already had of the wedding destination. We knew what to expect and how to better plan for our trip. Her description of the resort itself was so good it gave me a visual before we even arrived, and it was even better than I visualized once we got there. The planning process itself was smooth and seamless with plenty of contact and reminders, nothing fell through the cracks.

Danielle 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Lori from Bellas Wedding Planners was absolutely amazing!! My god-brother and his fiancé wanted to plan a destination wedding in a little less than a year and by golly they did it. They had ideas of what they wanted but had never planned a wedding themselves before and didn't really know where to start or what to expect. They were planning for about 40 wedding guests, which is a larger party for a destination wedding.

Lori was there with them for EVERY SINGLE STEP of the way. Our family is very close and therefore very involved. My godfather knows Lori from work and that is how we found her. Lori endured MANY family conference calls with us and the future newlyweds. We are definitely an opinionated bunch but she fit right in and answered our endless questions with patience and understanding.

Since Bellas works with the Sandals and Beaches resorts the first question was "Where do they want to get married?" Our family was a little apprehensive about planning a destination wedding from Maryland but Lori assured us that as long as they stayed on scheduled and followed her steps that everything would come together smoothly. The couple knew from the beginning they wanted a destination wedding but were open to locations. Since the wedding was going to be in less than a year they didn't want to financially burden their guests, so Lori laid out the options and the pros and cons of each resort and destination. The couple decided that Sandals Negril would be where they tied the knot.

The next step was "when?". The couple was very particular about the date they were to be married and changing the date was not an option. As soon as the destination was chosen Lori immediately reached out to Sandals Negril to secure their desired day.

The next step I think was the hardest step for the team/family. We had to get the word out to all of the guests quickly and needed to encourage them to put down some form of a deposit as soon as possible to secure a room. Getting 40 people from of different ages, families, and financial situations to get on the same page was a challenge for sure but Lori kept her cool (and kept us cool too). She told us that all the guests were to call her directly. She would explain the process to each guest and would stay in touch with them as soon as they reached out to her. She would keep track of who paid what amount and how much they had paid along the way. When the time got closer to the deadline for full payment she would reach out for a reminder and start sending out packets with even more information! Now, I helped my god-brother and his fiancé with some of the planning (I am by no means a pro but I do enjoy event planning). You guys I am a little OCD and love organization. All of that to say, Lori created the most beautiful excel document of who had called, their information, their payment plan, their room type, etcetera. It was amazing. She was so organized!!

The next steps for the couple were to decide the decor, the location of the ceremony, the menus, and other fun stuff. This was hard for them at times to make decisions from pictures and videos on the internet but Lori assured them that if they needed to change their minds they could at any point. They had conference calls with a Sandals Negril wedding coordinator and Lori to discuss in further detail how they wanted their big day to go. Lori would step in a liaison when necessary and gave awesome alternatives that were more cost effective for a young couple planning their big day. She had their wallet in mind the entire time and never once tried to push ideas on them that she knew wouldn't be cost effective. You could tell from Day 1 that her goal was to help them in any way she could to plan a wedding that would leave them overjoyed and able to plan a future together.

Lori was available to us almost 24/7. If you called, texted, or emailed her in the middle of the night she replied just as pleasant as if you called her in the middle of the work day. If she didn't answer you immediately you were sure to get a response within 24 hours.

There were two situations that stood out most to me while Lori worked with our families on planning the most special day for my god-brother and his bride. The first was Lori had planned on being at Sandals Negril for personal reasons and assured us that since she would be there she would be working with us on property too. Later in the planning process, her personal plans fell through but she made sure that she would still be there (IN JAMAICA) as she promised to be with the couple for their big day. The second situation was our family had planned on paying for the couple to have a special suite for their big day. They were paying for most of the wedding and their honeymoon and we wanted to give them something special from the family. The catch was we didn't want them to know about it until right before we headed to Jamaica. This meant that while planning a wedding Lori had to keep a secret for almost a year. This included creating altered documents (so the couple couldn't see the room type or costs of the suite we chose for them versus the one they thought they were getting), trying to deter the groom from upgrading his room, and so much more. We literally created extra work for her and she never complained once. She even helped us decide how we would tell them and what excuses we could come up with.

All in all, Lori was the best! There is no way that we could've pulled any of this off without her. She fit in well with our crazy family unit and we truly consider her family! She even came to the wedding reception we had back in Maryland. She went the extra mile and made everyone feel at ease and stress-free while planning this wedding.

If you are planning an event I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lori from Bellas Wedding Planners.

Terri Paige 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

Lori was AWESOME!! This was our first destination wedding (our son got married). Her professionalism was outstanding.

Questions, concerns, she had the answers and if not, she made sure she got the answer. People are still talking about the wedding, how beautiful it was. My son, my daughter in law, my husband and I, wedding party and quests loves Lori. She's a honorary member of the family.

One of my favorite thing about Lori, she didn't treat us like clients, but like family. We will be using her service again!

She will be there until the end and then some!

Karen Patterson 2 months ago
      Quality of Service (5.0 / 5)
      Professionalism (5.0 / 5)
      Value (5.0 / 5)

I was very pleased with the service from booking all the way to the trip.


FAQs - Bellas Wedding Planners

Contact Name:
Lori Wright or Makaya Graham
Established:
1998
Are there any additional services you provide?
We are a full service travel agency geared for wedding groups and honeymoons.
Can you provide references upon request?
Yes
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you require a deposit beforehand?
No
How far in advance should clients book your services?
We recommend planning begin a year to two years from the wedding date.
What languages do you speak?
English
What wedding planning services do you provide?
Day-of Coordinator, Partial Planning, Full Planning
Do you specialize in any specific types of weddings?
Weddings in the US and Caribbean Destination Weddings
How many planners do you work with?
4
Do you have experience working with any specific cultures or religions?
We have experience planning Jewish, Christian, and Same Sex Weddings.
What size of weddings have you worked?
5 to 1,000 persons
Additional details:
The Bellas are a boutique company who love our clients and prepare your "I Do" moment as if it were our own. Check out The Bellas Testimonials at: http://www.bellasweddingplanners.com/testimonials-1/