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Bellwether Events

Falls Church , VA
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Falls Church, VA 22041 US (map)

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703-851-9622

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Bellwether Events will help you create a wedding that is uniquely yours. There are a countless ideas for weddings. We will help you articulate what defines you as a couple and hone in on... Read more
Bellwether Events will help you create a wedding that is uniquely yours. There are a countless ideas for weddings. We will help you articulate what defines you as a couple and hone in on the theme, look, or motif that best suits you and your desires.

Bellwether Events is here do the work that you don't have the time to do. There is a limitless amount of information out there. With so much to review it can become overwhelming, as well as distracting. We will do research for you, and help to narrow your focus when it is time to make a decision.

Bellwether Events will offer recommendations and suggestions when you're lacking answers. We will always be honest with you and your family regarding where we find our information. To achieve this there must be education and disclosure for you to make the best choices for your wedding. Together, we will discuss your options before you make your decision. We want to you feel confidant that the vendors you are hiring are reliable, conscientious, and flexible.

Bellwether Events will help you stay on budget. We work with a wide range of vendors in the Washington, D.C area and beyond. Do we have our favorites? Yes; but weddings are not "one size fits all." You deserve to have options. Bellwether Events is always looking out for new, interesting people who offer a wonderful product or service.

Bellwether Events takes a team approach to weddings. We believe in and encourage positive vendor relationships. Vendors have ideas, preferences and concerns too. Your wedding will be successful if all the vendors get a long and work as a team.

We will ensure that your time is spent celebrating with your family and friends; not worrying about managing your wedding day. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a wedding and someone needs to be in charge of all of them. Don't put that burden on yourself or another guest. Let Bellwether Events help you plan your wedding and let Janice Carnevale be your someone.

Bellwether Events offers event planning services in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. In addition to weddings, we are happy to assist with the planning of your anniversary celebration, bar/bat mitzvah, birthday party, or with a corporate bash that you are hosting. We can also add engagement parties and bachelorette and/or bachelor parties to the wedding package of your choice. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

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Lawren
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Janice is a fantastic wedding planner. Upon our first meeting we told Janice our budget she immediately suggested that we don't hire her since her fee would use too much of our budget. My fiancé (now husband) were so impressed by her professionalism and sincerity that we reevaluated our budget and decided to hire her. Janice was such a god send throughout the entire planning process. Anytime we had a question regarding who we should hire, what we needed to get, and what proposal to accept she responded almost immediately. I'm a very type A, analytical type of person and having Janice around eased any stress I might have had during the entire wedding planning process. The day of she made sure that everything ran on time and was exactly as had dreamed it would be. She even made sure we got drinks and appetizers while we were taking photos! She is an amazing wedding planner and person! I highly suggest that you hire her for any event you may have. I only wish we could continue to work with her!
Janice is a fantastic wedding planner. Upon our first meeting we told Janice our budget she immediately suggested that we Read more...
Janice is a fantastic wedding planner. Upon our first meeting we told Janice our budget she immediately suggested that we don't hire her since her fee would use too much of our budget. My fiancé (now husband) were so impressed by her professionalism and sincerity that we reevaluated our budget and decided to hire her. Janice was such a god send throughout the entire planning process. Anytime we had a question regarding who we should hire, what we needed to get, and what proposal to accept she responded almost immediately. I'm a very type A, analytical type of person and having Janice around eased any stress I might have had during the entire wedding planning process. The day of she made sure that everything ran on time and was exactly as had dreamed it would be. She even made sure we got drinks and appetizers while we were taking photos! She is an amazing wedding planner and person! I highly suggest that you hire her for any event you may have. I only wish we could continue to work with her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
At first I didn't realize how valuable a wedding planner could be. My partner and I thought we could easily plan all our event details, but soon after picking a venue and caterer, we realized it was going to be a full time job that we weren't equipped for. We emailed Janice to inquire about working with her, and she wrote back within hours. From that time on we were amazed by her organization, respect for what we wanted, and ease at bringing our vision for the day to life.

Janice is extremely competent and effective. Working with her is like working with your most capable and badass friend. She's direct but kind and realistic, all the time keeping your desires in mind. She was so respectful of our budget and priorities, never making us feel like we had to do things that weren't important to us or within our budget. At the same time, she was helpful in getting us to understand some things just had to be done to host an event.

We can't recommend Janice enough. We would have hired her immediately after getting engaged if we could do it again.
At first I didn't realize how valuable a wedding planner could be. My partner and I thought we could easily plan all our Read more...
At first I didn't realize how valuable a wedding planner could be. My partner and I thought we could easily plan all our event details, but soon after picking a venue and caterer, we realized it was going to be a full time job that we weren't equipped for. We emailed Janice to inquire about working with her, and she wrote back within hours. From that time on we were amazed by her organization, respect for what we wanted, and ease at bringing our vision for the day to life.

Janice is extremely competent and effective. Working with her is like working with your most capable and badass friend. She's direct but kind and realistic, all the time keeping your desires in mind. She was so respectful of our budget and priorities, never making us feel like we had to do things that weren't important to us or within our budget. At the same time, she was helpful in getting us to understand some things just had to be done to host an event.

We can't recommend Janice enough. We would have hired her immediately after getting engaged if we could do it again. Read less
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Edie
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Janice was everything for my wedding. She will walk you through decisions and options along with help you coordinate what would look best for the event.
Janice was everything for my wedding. She will walk you through decisions and options along with help you coordinate what Read more...
Janice was everything for my wedding. She will walk you through decisions and options along with help you coordinate what would look best for the event. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
9/19/2015
4.9/5.0
We hired Janice and Bellwether Events to coordinate/manage our wedding day which spanned two locations in Northern Virginia, and a schedule that required things to be smartly planned and executed. Janice was integral to making sure it all went off smoothly. To say she is "good" is a gross understatement. Janice is phenomenal. She was always responsive to us in a very timely manner, and provided us a peace of mind we would not have found otherwise. Knowing Janice was behind the scenes orchestrating everything allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding day and not feel like we needed to chase people around or make sure people and things were in the right place. Both of us like being in control and "running the show", so to find someone we trusted enough to take the reigns on our wedding day was a big deal, but after the first meeting with Janice we knew we liked her. She isn't going to coddle you and tell you every idea is "great! wonderful! that will be perfect" unless she really means it - she's straight forward and efficient, and is always up front and honest with her professional advice and my military background truly appreciated that. (After all, that's what you are paying her for!) Thank you so much for ensuring our special day was truly special. We still sing your praises to friends and family 5 months later, and I'm sure we will be 5 years from now.
We hired Janice and Bellwether Events to coordinate/manage our wedding day which spanned two locations in Northern Read more...
We hired Janice and Bellwether Events to coordinate/manage our wedding day which spanned two locations in Northern Virginia, and a schedule that required things to be smartly planned and executed. Janice was integral to making sure it all went off smoothly. To say she is "good" is a gross understatement. Janice is phenomenal. She was always responsive to us in a very timely manner, and provided us a peace of mind we would not have found otherwise. Knowing Janice was behind the scenes orchestrating everything allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding day and not feel like we needed to chase people around or make sure people and things were in the right place. Both of us like being in control and "running the show", so to find someone we trusted enough to take the reigns on our wedding day was a big deal, but after the first meeting with Janice we knew we liked her. She isn't going to coddle you and tell you every idea is "great! wonderful! that will be perfect" unless she really means it - she's straight forward and efficient, and is always up front and honest with her professional advice and my military background truly appreciated that. (After all, that's what you are paying her for!) Thank you so much for ensuring our special day was truly special. We still sing your praises to friends and family 5 months later, and I'm sure we will be 5 years from now. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/27/2015
5.0/5.0
It’s dangerous to go alone, take Janice!

My husband and I hired Janice and Bellwether Events for the day-of coordination of our destination wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland. I can't recommend her services enough!

In starting the planning process, I quickly found myself in over my head. Local weddings are difficult enough, but adding an overseas factor made things even more complicated and stressful. However, after speaking with Janice I instantly felt better about putting things in her hands. She is incredibly thoughtful, extremely organized, and a consummate professional. She spotted and handled potential problems, helped us review contracts, worked out timelines with vendors, researched rehearsal dinner locations, and so much more! The wedding day was seamless and it was all thanks to Janice!

I wholeheartedly recommend Janice and Bellwether Events for both DC and destination weddings!
It’s dangerous to go alone, take Janice!

My husband and I hired Janice and Bellwether Events for the day-of Read more...
It’s dangerous to go alone, take Janice!

My husband and I hired Janice and Bellwether Events for the day-of coordination of our destination wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland. I can't recommend her services enough!

In starting the planning process, I quickly found myself in over my head. Local weddings are difficult enough, but adding an overseas factor made things even more complicated and stressful. However, after speaking with Janice I instantly felt better about putting things in her hands. She is incredibly thoughtful, extremely organized, and a consummate professional. She spotted and handled potential problems, helped us review contracts, worked out timelines with vendors, researched rehearsal dinner locations, and so much more! The wedding day was seamless and it was all thanks to Janice!

I wholeheartedly recommend Janice and Bellwether Events for both DC and destination weddings! Read less
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GalleriaDCBride
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Janice took over planning one month before (it was really a little earlier than that but she was hired as a month of planner). Janice literally took over everything and brought up a lot of issues that had never occurred to me and ideas i would have never thought of and took care of everything to make sure i had my perfect wedding. I had the perfect wedding. NOTHING went wrong and if it did Janice took care of it before anyone noticed and never brought a problem to my attention so i could enjoy myself. She was cool, calm and collected which is what not only a bride needs but often the parents too. I have already referred a few of my friends getting married soon to Janice and they have all been happy. She timed everything out for my wedding to a tee and it ran PERFECTLY on schedule.

All in all she was everything that I wanted but didn't know I'd need for a wedding planner. I think my favorite thing about her was the fact that she'd bring ideas or suggestions to my attention and it was so obvious that her #1 priority was coordinating a great wedding for me and my husband. If I was to have another event and needed a coordinators service Janice would not only be my planner she'd be my first phone call.

Janice was wonderful and gave me my ideal wedding. She was honest to god the best money I spent throughout the wedding process, worth every penny and then some more.
Janice took over planning one month before (it was really a little earlier than that but she was hired as a month of Read more...
Janice took over planning one month before (it was really a little earlier than that but she was hired as a month of planner). Janice literally took over everything and brought up a lot of issues that had never occurred to me and ideas i would have never thought of and took care of everything to make sure i had my perfect wedding. I had the perfect wedding. NOTHING went wrong and if it did Janice took care of it before anyone noticed and never brought a problem to my attention so i could enjoy myself. She was cool, calm and collected which is what not only a bride needs but often the parents too. I have already referred a few of my friends getting married soon to Janice and they have all been happy. She timed everything out for my wedding to a tee and it ran PERFECTLY on schedule.

All in all she was everything that I wanted but didn't know I'd need for a wedding planner. I think my favorite thing about her was the fact that she'd bring ideas or suggestions to my attention and it was so obvious that her #1 priority was coordinating a great wedding for me and my husband. If I was to have another event and needed a coordinators service Janice would not only be my planner she'd be my first phone call.

Janice was wonderful and gave me my ideal wedding. She was honest to god the best money I spent throughout the wedding process, worth every penny and then some more. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/20/2015
4.8/5.0
Janice is an excellent, excellent coordinator. We hired her to be our day-of coordinator based upon the recommendation of our caterer and we are extremely thankful that we did. With Janice, you are in the hands of a true professional. Janice is attentive and extremely responsive via email in the months prior to the wedding. She, too, helped us contract a wonderful florist, and got us in touch with an affordable uplighting outfit. As the wedding day approached, Janice did an great job of helping us navigate the maze of urgent responsibilities. She was an invaluable liaison between us and our vendors both before and during the wedding. In the meetings in the weeks prior to the wedding, Janice's attention to detail ensured that the day (as far as I know!) was flawless. She is meticulous and direct and knew to ask questions that I never even knew needed to be asked, both of myself and my husband and our vendors. We, along with our families, had an absolute ball at the wedding and I know that would never have happened if not for Janice's hard work.
Janice is an excellent, excellent coordinator. We hired her to be our day-of coordinator based upon the recommendation of Read more...
Janice is an excellent, excellent coordinator. We hired her to be our day-of coordinator based upon the recommendation of our caterer and we are extremely thankful that we did. With Janice, you are in the hands of a true professional. Janice is attentive and extremely responsive via email in the months prior to the wedding. She, too, helped us contract a wonderful florist, and got us in touch with an affordable uplighting outfit. As the wedding day approached, Janice did an great job of helping us navigate the maze of urgent responsibilities. She was an invaluable liaison between us and our vendors both before and during the wedding. In the meetings in the weeks prior to the wedding, Janice's attention to detail ensured that the day (as far as I know!) was flawless. She is meticulous and direct and knew to ask questions that I never even knew needed to be asked, both of myself and my husband and our vendors. We, along with our families, had an absolute ball at the wedding and I know that would never have happened if not for Janice's hard work. Read less
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Steph86
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Janice was the absolute BEST!! She helped make sure everything ran seamlessly (which can't have been easy with a huge wedding party, including 7 children!). She met with me, and assured me everything was going well, coordinated with all my vendors, and even ran the rehearsal. I simply can't praise her highly enough. If there was one example that really shows how truly fantastic she is, it's this: the morning after my wedding, I woke up, and realized - OH NO - where the *** is my marriage license?! I remembered seeing it in the room where I got married, so I quickly got dressed and ran upstairs to check. Nope. Nothing. I freak out, until I call Janice - not only had she overseen the officiant signing the certificate, but she mailed out the copy that needed to be returned to the DC government, and carefully placed my copy in the bridal suite!!!! I can't imagine any coordinator who will go more above and beyond than Janice!!
Janice was the absolute BEST!! She helped make sure everything ran seamlessly (which can't have been easy with a huge Read more...
Janice was the absolute BEST!! She helped make sure everything ran seamlessly (which can't have been easy with a huge wedding party, including 7 children!). She met with me, and assured me everything was going well, coordinated with all my vendors, and even ran the rehearsal. I simply can't praise her highly enough. If there was one example that really shows how truly fantastic she is, it's this: the morning after my wedding, I woke up, and realized - OH NO - where the *** is my marriage license?! I remembered seeing it in the room where I got married, so I quickly got dressed and ran upstairs to check. Nope. Nothing. I freak out, until I call Janice - not only had she overseen the officiant signing the certificate, but she mailed out the copy that needed to be returned to the DC government, and carefully placed my copy in the bridal suite!!!! I can't imagine any coordinator who will go more above and beyond than Janice!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Janice for our day of planner (although the service extends almost 8 weeks or longer prior to the actual wedding date!) after seeing her do such an incredible job at my older sister's wedding in the DC area a few years ago. Janice was so wonderful to work with, put our minds at ease throughout the entire process, and helped make our wedding day run so smoothly--and we had several unexpected incidents occur (my grandmother-in-law broke her hip during the reception, AND we forgot some car keys at the hotel) where she was instrumental in helping figure out solutions quickly.

We ended up meeting with her several times (we hired her for an additional meeting at a tasting), and she mentioned so many different things that we never would have remembered to think of, or handle prior to the wedding day! She also put together an incredibly helpful timeline, organized the wedding rehearsal in an efficient way, and gave us lots of advice, feedback, and thoughts regarding so many decisions, details, and vendors. We appreciated her input, responsiveness, and take-charge attitude, which is exactly what you want in a wedding planner. Couldn't recommend her services more!
We hired Janice for our day of planner (although the service extends almost 8 weeks or longer prior to the actual wedding Read more...
We hired Janice for our day of planner (although the service extends almost 8 weeks or longer prior to the actual wedding date!) after seeing her do such an incredible job at my older sister's wedding in the DC area a few years ago. Janice was so wonderful to work with, put our minds at ease throughout the entire process, and helped make our wedding day run so smoothly--and we had several unexpected incidents occur (my grandmother-in-law broke her hip during the reception, AND we forgot some car keys at the hotel) where she was instrumental in helping figure out solutions quickly.

We ended up meeting with her several times (we hired her for an additional meeting at a tasting), and she mentioned so many different things that we never would have remembered to think of, or handle prior to the wedding day! She also put together an incredibly helpful timeline, organized the wedding rehearsal in an efficient way, and gave us lots of advice, feedback, and thoughts regarding so many decisions, details, and vendors. We appreciated her input, responsiveness, and take-charge attitude, which is exactly what you want in a wedding planner. Couldn't recommend her services more! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
12/28/2014
4.8/5.0
Janice was great and totally got what we wanted for our big day! She helped us find the perfect venue, and created a beautiful wedding day for us that was far beyond our wild imaginations for our day!
Janice was great and totally got what we wanted for our big day! She helped us find the perfect venue, and created a Read more...
Janice was great and totally got what we wanted for our big day! She helped us find the perfect venue, and created a beautiful wedding day for us that was far beyond our wild imaginations for our day! Read less
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