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On your wedding day, you can rest assured we have all the logistics and details taken care of so you can savor every second of your special day.  By investing in a wedding planner, you secure a vendor who oversees the entire event and makes sure the whole vendor team aligns with and fulfills your expectations. We handle any issues that arise to ensure you have a stellar wedding experience no matter what. And the best part? You get to enjoy your wedding the way you were always intended to - as guests of honor. 

TIME TO SIT BACK AND RELAX. WE MAKE THE PLANNING PROCESS EASY, FUN, AND STRESS-FREE.

BLUE SAPPHIRE EVENTS WEDDING PLANNING SERVICES

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  • Access to Aisle Planner event management software
  • Unlimited communication and scheduled monthly calls
  • Budget consultation and allocation
  • Hand-selected wedding vendors tailored to your budget, style, and preferences
  • Detailed, custom planning process covering every decision
  • Vendor management and communication handled by us
  • Custom design for a personalized wedding experience
  • Complete wedding day management from load-in to strike, allowing you to be fully present

This package includes everything from budget creation to vendor selection to overall wedding day management. We plan your wedding from start to finish to build the wedding experience of your dreams, all while saving you time, money, and stress.

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Perfect for the couple with a detailed and unique wedding vision who want guidance throughout the planning process so they can relax and enjoy this season to the fullest.


full service  planning

Investment starts at: $9,000

wedding budget consultation
wedding day management
full service planning

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  • Access to Aisle Planner event management software
  • Monthly planning calls beginning six months prior
  • Recap and action item emails following each planning call
  • Month-of wedding walkthrough at your venue with your vendor team
  • Creation of wedding timeline, room diagrams, decor set-up plan, ceremony processional, and run of show
  • Management of wedding ceremony rehearsal
  • Full management of wedding day from start to finish

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Perfect for the couple who has taken the lead on planning their wedding but desires an experienced professional to create the logistical plan and manage the event itself.

wedding day management

Investment starts at: $4,000

wedding budget consultation
wedding day management
full service planning

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Drawing on our years of experience with the DC wedding industry, we meet with you to understand your overall wedding vision and create a realistic wedding budget based on the Washington, D.C. market and your desired outcome. This package includes a one-hour consultation and planning resources. You will receive a budget sheet broken down by category to show your ideal allocations and overall wedding investment. If you decide to move forward with our Full Wedding Planning & Design Services, the amount of the consultation will be deducted from your package price. Either way, you win!

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Perfect for the couple who is just getting started and needs an experienced professional to help them determine their overall wedding budget.


wedding budget consultation

Investment starts at: $250

wedding budget consultation
wedding day management
full service planning

Please note that final pricing is determined based on guest count, planning timelines, locations, and overall logistical complexity.

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You deserve to be the guest of honor at a wedding tailored to your unique personality and priorities. We’re here to make it happen. Get in touch so we can determine the right package to suit your needs. We can't wait to meet you!


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- Stephanie & Michael

Because our event was at a private property, we couldn't accommodate parking for our guests. I was particularly worried about ensuring the shuttles were reliable & ready for our guests. Kolena handled the entire process - from sourcing different quotes through the contract process and day-of to make sure everything went smoothly. On the day of our wedding, Kolena seamlessly helmed a vendor team of close to 25 people. She brilliantly suggested we put ponchos on guest chairs, in case it started to rain during our ceremony (it did) and transitioned our cocktail hour from outdoors to under the reception tent at lightning speed. As you can see, I have endless good things to say about Kolena & her team at Blue Sapphire Events. She works harder than almost anyone I've met, she's creative, she truly cares about every one of her clients, and I'm so, so grateful that she lent us her talents to make our wedding day perfect!"

"She works harder than almost anyone I've met, she's creative, she truly cares about every one of her clients.

get to know kolena

As founder and principal designer of Blue Sapphire Events, I personally work with you from start to finish. As a small, boutique firm I lead the planning and management for all of my clients weddings. I take on a maximum of fifteen couples per year and focus on a quality over quantity approach to planning your special day. 

The planning process can be lonely - friends and family may get sick of hearing about the details of your wedding plan, but I never will. I've designed my work schedule around the lifestyles of busy couples like you, holding office hours outside of the traditional 9-5 to make scheduling easier for you. I personally respond to all emails - no admins or autoresponders here. 

As my client, you'll not only have access to me but to all my resources and planning guides as well, plus a fully vetted vendor list customized to your personal tastes. I don’t limit my hours on your wedding day - myself and my team of assistants will be on-site from start to finish to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. 

What's different about working with me?


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We exist so you can enjoy this beautiful process free from stress and fully present with those you love. Reach out today to book a consultation so we can customize the right package for you. 


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A wedding planner is an investment in you and your wedding. Most vendors are with you on your day and your day only. We support you for the duration of the planning process AND at the wedding - and often even after. You are paying for expertise to manage a complex team of vendors with intricate nuances. Our couples want their wedding to be a time to celebrate with each other and their guests. They want to experience their day calm and present, not distracted and tense. We help them achieve that.



Why do we need a wedding planner?

I believe in a quality over quantity approach. For full service wedding planning and design we take on a maximum of 15 weddings per year. For wedding day management, we take on a maximum of 5 weddings per year and only book this service type starting six months out from the wedding date. 

How many weddings do you take per year?

This is an excellent question and the biggest stressor for many couples planning their weddings. Your wedding budget is driven by your overall guest count, the area you are getting married, and your vision. Our clients typically spend between $750-$1,500 per guest. National averages provided by websites like The Knot and WeddingWire are not a good indicator of wedding costs for the Washington, D.C. area which is a high cost of living area. Every wedding is unique and pricing is truly dependent on a variety of factors. A keystone of our business is realistic budget planning based on the Washington, D.C. market. 

You say most of your clients spend an average of $75,000 to $125,000 on their wedding days. Where do these numbers come from?

Before launching Blue Sapphire Events, my journey in events management encompassed various roles, including Catering Sales and Banquet Manager at a prominent DC private club. There, I orchestrated up to 250 events annually and led a large banquet team to ensure flawless execution. Subsequently, I ventured into political conferences, fundraising galas, and corporate events, overseeing budgets ranging from $100,000 to over $1 million. As the former leader of US Events Strategy for an internationally based tech start-up, I orchestrated events worldwide, showcasing my versatility and proficiency in event planning. While my passion lies in wedding planning, my extensive background has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of event logistics and execution, ensuring every celebration is impeccably crafted from start to finish.

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