Weddings are supposed to be about love. And yet, most of the time, they end up being about rules. Wear white. Listen to your parents. Eat cake. Invite total strangers. Follow tradition. But what if “traditional” just isn’t your style?
That’s our definition of a modern couple. You’re getting married in an art gallery, a beer garden, or on a family estate, wearing a fresh pair of kicks with your fancy duds, keeping your last name and throwing a bouquet at your friends because you want to, not because you have to.
Just right for Type A couples who love details and can’t wait to get married, but would rather focus on their jobs and families than wedding planning spreadsheets and booking their honeymoon travel. You’re looking for a true partner who will plan your wedding day as if it was their own, taking special care to blend your multiple cultures and religions in the celebration. We serve a select few Full Planning + Design couples each year, giving them our full attention, and are proud to keep the closeness alive long after wedding day.
• Transparent, phased planning process
• Budget development guidance and payment tracking
• Bespoke design concept for each wedding weekend event we’re planning
• Vendor matchmaking, timeline development and coordination
• Hotel room block and guest transportation logistics
• Full event execution with the option for full weekend support
• Optional destination wedding planning (added fee)
Just right for wedding planning badasses who want to plan their own wedding and have a trusted partner execute their vision to perfection. You’re looking for detail-oriented logistics experts who can make your life easier a few months out from the wedding, taking over final confirmations and wedding weekend details so you can enjoy the last few weeks of your engagement.
• Planning checklists
• List of trusted vendor recommendations
• Planner deliverables begin 6 weeks before the event
• Timeline and layout development
• Coordination of final walkthrough and
1-hour wedding rehearsal
• 10-hour wedding day coverage with Lead Planner and up to two Event Assistants (as determined by planner based on guest count)
• & more...
You get engaged and reach out to Dantus & Co. Events. We’ll connect via a video call to get to know you and your partner, understand your vision for the big day, and what you’re most excited (and anxious) about. This step is hella important because we’ll be spending a lot of time together to create your dream wedding and because our team only takes on a select number of weddings per year. If it’s a good fit, we’ll lock in your date.
Let’s dig even deeper and talk about what you love, what inspires you, favorite places you’ve traveled, and how we can incorporate those details into your celebration. Whether you get married in D.C. or abroad, we think it’s important that your wedding is more than just another pretty day — it should feel personal and true to you. We also use this step to get crystal clear on your wedding day investment.
It’s time to hire your wedding day dream team! We’ll hand-select our top recommendations — only the best of the best for you and your boo. These vendors have been extensively vetted and have proven themselves time and again to be exceptional at what they do. We’re not taking any chances on your wedding day!
Fast forward to two months pre-wedding and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ll schedule one last in-person planning meeting with you to finalize all the details. We’ll follow up with all of your vendors, tour your venue one last time with the seating chart in hand, and finalize your wedding weekend timeline.
It’s your wedding day! We’ll be there bright and early with our binders, floor plans, timelines and emergency gear. We’ll handle everything from supervising the set up, to clean up, to pushy Aunt Wanda. Our role as your advocate is to make sure the day goes off without a hitch.
Dantus & Co. Events specializes in special event, and wedding planning & design in the greater Washington, D.C. area and beyond. Our couples are busy professionals who love details, want to incorporate several cultures or religions into their big day, and need a wedding planner who gets it to help.