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DFW Event Design + Planning

Philadelphia , PA
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Philadelphia, PA 19106 US (map)

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609-412-4411

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ABOUT US

Lighting is a key element to transform and create ambiance to any event space. With endless color and texture options, lighting can creatively add exceptional decor while illuminating... Read more
Lighting is a key element to transform and create ambiance to any event space. With endless color and texture options, lighting can creatively add exceptional decor while illuminating all areas. Illuminate your wedding cake, project your names on the dance floor, and light up the walls for a visual experience you and your guests will never forget. Whether you want modern-chic, or elegant and warm, DFW Event Design will make sure your event is beautiful.

Here are some of the lighting elements we use to enhance the look of your event:

Uplighting

Bistro/Market Lighting

Custom Gobo with your names, monogram or artwork

Standard Gobos using foliage or other patterns to shine on walls/ceilings

Pinspotting for your centerpieces

Dance floor and Band Washes

Our Lighting Designers can create a lighting package that will make your wedding, company party or special event stunning! Our mission is to bring a smile to our clients faces when they see their lighting vision come to life. We have a passion for what we do, and strive to have that passion and love translate into beautiful lighting designs that our clients and their guests will talk about for years to come. Read less

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INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What lighting services do you provide?
Audiovisuals
What decor services do you provide?
Day-Of Coordination, Drapery, Event Design, Event Planning, Floral Design, Venue Selection

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military
How many planners are on your team?
5

REVIEWS

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SarahStillwell
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Katie and her team nailed it! I had very little left in my budget and very little time left for our wedding and decided at the last minute to look into hanging decor for our dance floor. We chose to do a mix of hanging lanterns and tissue flowers. While on location getting ready I decided to sneak a peak at the space and was thrilled. And it looked absolutely stunning when the whole space was finished with our tables and flowers. It just finished the space off perfectly! So so happy with how it turned out. And, also incredibly happy with Katie and how easy it was to work with her. DFW is great. If you are on the fence about booking them, do it!
Katie and her team nailed it! I had very little left in my budget and very little time left for our wedding and decided at Read more...
Katie and her team nailed it! I had very little left in my budget and very little time left for our wedding and decided at the last minute to look into hanging decor for our dance floor. We chose to do a mix of hanging lanterns and tissue flowers. While on location getting ready I decided to sneak a peak at the space and was thrilled. And it looked absolutely stunning when the whole space was finished with our tables and flowers. It just finished the space off perfectly! So so happy with how it turned out. And, also incredibly happy with Katie and how easy it was to work with her. DFW is great. If you are on the fence about booking them, do it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Taylor
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
This vendor is everything they advertise and more! I would (and do) recommend DFW to anyone and everyone. I really loved how they had a variety of packages that they are willing to customize to fit your individual needs. I never planned on having a weeding planner but now, I cannot imagine how I would have done without. I LOVE DFW!
This vendor is everything they advertise and more! I would (and do) recommend DFW to anyone and everyone. I really loved Read more...
This vendor is everything they advertise and more! I would (and do) recommend DFW to anyone and everyone. I really loved how they had a variety of packages that they are willing to customize to fit your individual needs. I never planned on having a weeding planner but now, I cannot imagine how I would have done without. I LOVE DFW! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Erin
Wedding:
12/31/2015
5.0/5.0
We used DFW Event Planning for our NYE wedding and they were nothing short of amazing. Through the whole process Katie & Nicole were so responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married! I was worried at first about the additional cost of hiring a Wedding Planner, however the money spent was well worth it. Having them to consult with helped us to save more in vendor costs/rentals/decorations than we spent on the cost of planning. Also, I could not RAVE about Nicole the day of more. Nicole was the first to show up and the last two leave - she was absolutely AMAZING! As a perfectionist, I can 100% say Nicole was the reason I was able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy our day - she had it all under control. DFW is amazing - don't think twice - use them!!
We used DFW Event Planning for our NYE wedding and they were nothing short of amazing. Through the whole process Katie & Read more...
We used DFW Event Planning for our NYE wedding and they were nothing short of amazing. Through the whole process Katie & Nicole were so responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married! I was worried at first about the additional cost of hiring a Wedding Planner, however the money spent was well worth it. Having them to consult with helped us to save more in vendor costs/rentals/decorations than we spent on the cost of planning. Also, I could not RAVE about Nicole the day of more. Nicole was the first to show up and the last two leave - she was absolutely AMAZING! As a perfectionist, I can 100% say Nicole was the reason I was able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy our day - she had it all under control. DFW is amazing - don't think twice - use them!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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cara
Wedding:
11/30/2015
5.0/5.0
The decision to hire DFW Event Design + Planning for decor, lighting, and draping was one of the best decisions we made. They are truly a one stop shop for everything decor! The venue looked beautiful. Katie and the team made our vision a reality, and we could not have asked for a better team : )
The decision to hire DFW Event Design + Planning for decor, lighting, and draping was one of the best decisions we made. Read more...
The decision to hire DFW Event Design + Planning for decor, lighting, and draping was one of the best decisions we made. They are truly a one stop shop for everything decor! The venue looked beautiful. Katie and the team made our vision a reality, and we could not have asked for a better team : ) Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Catherine
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
If we could give DFW more than 5 stars, we would. Nicole was recommended by our venue, and came through in a big way. From our first meeting, she was organized, easy to contact, and had great suggestions for wedding planning amateurs. She took over all vendor coordination, and helped us develop an awesome day-of timeline that kept everything running smoothly. I truly believe that Nicole and the DFW team allowed us to enjoy our wedding and stay in the moment- we were confident that things would run smoothly in their very capable hands.
If we could give DFW more than 5 stars, we would. Nicole was recommended by our venue, and came through in a big way. From Read more...
If we could give DFW more than 5 stars, we would. Nicole was recommended by our venue, and came through in a big way. From our first meeting, she was organized, easy to contact, and had great suggestions for wedding planning amateurs. She took over all vendor coordination, and helped us develop an awesome day-of timeline that kept everything running smoothly. I truly believe that Nicole and the DFW team allowed us to enjoy our wedding and stay in the moment- we were confident that things would run smoothly in their very capable hands. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with Katie and Nicole and we are so thankful that we hired them! Initially, we did not anticipate hiring a wedding coordinator at all, but as our big day drew nearer, we started to worry about who would handle all of the details of our wedding on the big day. We brought on DFW one month prior to our wedding and it was one of the best decisions that we made throughout the wedding planning process. Both Katie and Nicole were a complete pleasure to work with and made sure that our wedding went smoothly and was a stress-free amazing experience. In particular, if you are getting married at the Franklin Institute, which was our venue, hiring DFW is a must. Katie is very experienced and really knows the staff and the logistics there, which was a huge help. DFW also helped with our lighting, as their sister company does beautiful event designs as well. Thank you Katie, Nicole and DFW for helping to make our wedding the best day ever!
We worked with Katie and Nicole and we are so thankful that we hired them! Initially, we did not anticipate hiring a Read more...
We worked with Katie and Nicole and we are so thankful that we hired them! Initially, we did not anticipate hiring a wedding coordinator at all, but as our big day drew nearer, we started to worry about who would handle all of the details of our wedding on the big day. We brought on DFW one month prior to our wedding and it was one of the best decisions that we made throughout the wedding planning process. Both Katie and Nicole were a complete pleasure to work with and made sure that our wedding went smoothly and was a stress-free amazing experience. In particular, if you are getting married at the Franklin Institute, which was our venue, hiring DFW is a must. Katie is very experienced and really knows the staff and the logistics there, which was a huge help. DFW also helped with our lighting, as their sister company does beautiful event designs as well. Thank you Katie, Nicole and DFW for helping to make our wedding the best day ever! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Ami
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie and Luke are, in my humble and happily-wedded opinion, magicians! Connecting with us from our very first meeting, we were instantly confident that we wanted to work with them to plan our special day. Over the span of 3 months, Katie and her team diligently, patiently and creatively helped us realize the vision for a simple, elegant and fun wedding and reception. They worked with our vision and greatly improved it for a very traditional Indian ceremony followed by a gorgeously personalized reception at the Ben Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to fabulous decor, lighting, sound, centerpieces, etc. and organizing logistics for transportation of our guests and belongings back and forth between the hotel and the venue, Katie went above and beyond in making sure we were happy, comfortable and enjoyed every minute of the process and day. From making sure the water bottles for the welcome boxes had perfectly centered custom labels attached to mailing in our marriage license after the ceremony, we couldn't have asked for more. Anyone would be lucky to have the DFW Planning team involved in their wedding!
Katie and Luke are, in my humble and happily-wedded opinion, magicians! Connecting with us from our very first meeting, we Read more...
Katie and Luke are, in my humble and happily-wedded opinion, magicians! Connecting with us from our very first meeting, we were instantly confident that we wanted to work with them to plan our special day. Over the span of 3 months, Katie and her team diligently, patiently and creatively helped us realize the vision for a simple, elegant and fun wedding and reception. They worked with our vision and greatly improved it for a very traditional Indian ceremony followed by a gorgeously personalized reception at the Ben Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to fabulous decor, lighting, sound, centerpieces, etc. and organizing logistics for transportation of our guests and belongings back and forth between the hotel and the venue, Katie went above and beyond in making sure we were happy, comfortable and enjoyed every minute of the process and day. From making sure the water bottles for the welcome boxes had perfectly centered custom labels attached to mailing in our marriage license after the ceremony, we couldn't have asked for more. Anyone would be lucky to have the DFW Planning team involved in their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Katie for helping us keep on track during the planning of the wedding. Each month she would let us know what was needed for the upcoming months and gave us recommendations for various vendors . She was there for any questions we had during the planning, checked our contracts, kept in touch with vendors especially the last couple months before the big day. Was with us the entire day of the wedding with her assistant to take care of keeping everything organized. Katie has an upbeat personality and is very calming. She handles everything very professionally. Great to work with and highly recommended.
We hired Katie for helping us keep on track during the planning of the wedding. Each month she would let us know what was Read more...
We hired Katie for helping us keep on track during the planning of the wedding. Each month she would let us know what was needed for the upcoming months and gave us recommendations for various vendors . She was there for any questions we had during the planning, checked our contracts, kept in touch with vendors especially the last couple months before the big day. Was with us the entire day of the wedding with her assistant to take care of keeping everything organized. Katie has an upbeat personality and is very calming. She handles everything very professionally. Great to work with and highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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ken
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
"Wow", is about all I can say about DFW Event Planning. Planning a wedding from 3000 miles away was challenging and as we got closer to the event - we knew we needed to have someone help us. DFW to the rescue. 4 weeks before the wedding and our lighting vendor wanted to do everything verbal with no contract and wouldn't meet before the event. When you're spending almost $10,000 on lighting that simply doesn't work. DFW was able to secure a new lighting company who was happy to meet before the event and had fantastic ideas about how to achieve our desired results. DFW was there to handle everything we needed and we couldn't have done it without them. If you're reading this review, congratulations - you've just found the BEST Wedding Planner in the Philadelphia area. Hire them now!
"Wow", is about all I can say about DFW Event Planning. Planning a wedding from 3000 miles away was challenging and as we Read more...
"Wow", is about all I can say about DFW Event Planning. Planning a wedding from 3000 miles away was challenging and as we got closer to the event - we knew we needed to have someone help us. DFW to the rescue. 4 weeks before the wedding and our lighting vendor wanted to do everything verbal with no contract and wouldn't meet before the event. When you're spending almost $10,000 on lighting that simply doesn't work. DFW was able to secure a new lighting company who was happy to meet before the event and had fantastic ideas about how to achieve our desired results. DFW was there to handle everything we needed and we couldn't have done it without them. If you're reading this review, congratulations - you've just found the BEST Wedding Planner in the Philadelphia area. Hire them now! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I've put off writing this review because I can't even put into words how much Katie did for us throughout the wedding planning process. I met with several other wedding planners, but did not feel comfortable until we met Katie. We had fun from our very first meeting, and she continued to make planning fun through the last minute of our wedding.

We had already booked our venue prior to hiring Katie, but she helped us select every other vendor from there on out. She knows almost every vendor in the area, and will help you find the best at a great price. If you're thinking you can't afford a wedding planner, you're wrong. Katie more than made up for her own fees by negotiating contracts with vendors for us and helping us find great vendors within our budget. She was incredibly patient as I had a very difficult time with each decision (I'm super indecisive).

When you book with Katie, she doesn't charge by the phone call or meeting. She will be there to help you every step of the way. I called her at all random times, and with ridiculous questions and she was always there for me. And with every phone call, she made me laugh and I knew that everything would be fine with my wedding. She even dealt with my crazy mother, and her personality allows her to deal with even the most difficult people.

Everybody said on the day of my wedding, I was the most relaxed bride. That's all thanks to Katie - I didn't have a single worry on the day of my wedding. I know little things went wrong, but she and her staff handled anything that came up and I didn't even have to know about it. If you're reading this review, you can stop hunting around. Just call Katie - you will be in good hands.
I've put off writing this review because I can't even put into words how much Katie did for us throughout the wedding Read more...
I've put off writing this review because I can't even put into words how much Katie did for us throughout the wedding planning process. I met with several other wedding planners, but did not feel comfortable until we met Katie. We had fun from our very first meeting, and she continued to make planning fun through the last minute of our wedding.

We had already booked our venue prior to hiring Katie, but she helped us select every other vendor from there on out. She knows almost every vendor in the area, and will help you find the best at a great price. If you're thinking you can't afford a wedding planner, you're wrong. Katie more than made up for her own fees by negotiating contracts with vendors for us and helping us find great vendors within our budget. She was incredibly patient as I had a very difficult time with each decision (I'm super indecisive).

When you book with Katie, she doesn't charge by the phone call or meeting. She will be there to help you every step of the way. I called her at all random times, and with ridiculous questions and she was always there for me. And with every phone call, she made me laugh and I knew that everything would be fine with my wedding. She even dealt with my crazy mother, and her personality allows her to deal with even the most difficult people.

Everybody said on the day of my wedding, I was the most relaxed bride. That's all thanks to Katie - I didn't have a single worry on the day of my wedding. I know little things went wrong, but she and her staff handled anything that came up and I didn't even have to know about it. If you're reading this review, you can stop hunting around. Just call Katie - you will be in good hands. Read less
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