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Graceful Weddings

Washington , DC
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Your Dream Wedding Professionals

You have spent hour upon hour planning your dream wedding. Let us turn your dream into reality! Whether you've planned an intimate gathering... Read more
Your Dream Wedding Professionals

You have spent hour upon hour planning your dream wedding. Let us turn your dream into reality! Whether you've planned an intimate gathering for 50 or a large celebration for 400, Graceful Weddings will be there to ensure you have a beautiful, stress-free day. We look forward to providing you the peace of mind you deserve as you begin your new journey together.



OUR SERVICES:

Basic Day-Of Package
Complimentary consultation Up to two hours of face-to-face planning meetings, plus unlimited phone and e-mail communication during the month leading up to your wedding Complete walk-through of ceremony and reception sites at least two weeks prior to wedding datev Thorough review of vendor details Ceremony and reception set-up and decorating Ceremony and reception coordination Distribute flowers, bouquets, and pin corsages and boutonnières Assist guests and answer questions as needed Distribute remaining vendor balances and tips on bride and groom’s behalf at the end of the night Resolve any ceremony- or reception-related problems that arise After-event clean up including delivering gifts and remaining ceremony and reception items to designated location Bridal party emergency kit always on hand
Extended Day-Of Package

Includes everything in the Basic Package (above) plus the following:
Two additional hours (up to four hours) of face-to-face planning meetings, plus unlimited phone and e-mail communication during the three months leading up to your wedding Pre-wedding organization including personalized list of “yet-to-dos” for the bride and groom Assist with seating charts, timelines for family and bridal party, and other planning documents Rehearsal coordination in cooperation with officiant Assist with rehearsal as needed
À La Carte Services
Etiquette and alternative tradition advice Vendor referrals Assistance with wording of save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and vows Assembly and mailing of save-the-dates and invitations Design and assembly of wedding favors, guest books, and more Assistance with guest and bridal party transportation Bridal party jewelry design and creation Creation of guest bathroom amenity baskets Creation of out of town baskets or bags and delivery to hotels Coordination of ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner (included with the Extended Package) Coordination of post-wedding brunch Read less
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Hira
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Anne and Sarah were great! They were super helpful and flexible at every step of the process. They helped put me at ease on the wedding day and made sure I didn't have to worry about (the many) little details and mishaps that may have occurred!

I'm super "type A" and thought I really didn't need a planner but it was so worth it to have piece of mind on the day of and days leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend them to anyone!
Anne and Sarah were great! They were super helpful and flexible at every step of the process. They helped put me at ease Read more...
Anne and Sarah were great! They were super helpful and flexible at every step of the process. They helped put me at ease on the wedding day and made sure I didn't have to worry about (the many) little details and mishaps that may have occurred!

I'm super "type A" and thought I really didn't need a planner but it was so worth it to have piece of mind on the day of and days leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Anna and Lauren provided day-of coordination for our wedding. It was a comparatively small wedding, and my husband and I just wanted to be sure that everything would go smoothly and that we wouldn't have to handle any problems or complications. We met a few times beforehand to go over the details and the schedule. Everything went off without a hitch, and they handled everything from coordinating with other vendors, setting up the ceremony and reception, handling the music (we used our iPhones to DJ), arranging the schedule, etc. Can't thank them enough for making our wedding day go so smoothly!
Anna and Lauren provided day-of coordination for our wedding. It was a comparatively small wedding, and my husband and I Read more...
Anna and Lauren provided day-of coordination for our wedding. It was a comparatively small wedding, and my husband and I just wanted to be sure that everything would go smoothly and that we wouldn't have to handle any problems or complications. We met a few times beforehand to go over the details and the schedule. Everything went off without a hitch, and they handled everything from coordinating with other vendors, setting up the ceremony and reception, handling the music (we used our iPhones to DJ), arranging the schedule, etc. Can't thank them enough for making our wedding day go so smoothly! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Hiring Graceful Weddings was the best money I spent on this wedding! Anna and Lauren worked around my schedule completely and set up the venue to the perfect detail, and helped me get a full refund from the limo company when our driver was an hour and a half late. Aside from the limo, the day went by flawlessly and helped my husband and I to relax and have fun.
Hiring Graceful Weddings was the best money I spent on this wedding! Anna and Lauren worked around my schedule completely Read more...
Hiring Graceful Weddings was the best money I spent on this wedding! Anna and Lauren worked around my schedule completely and set up the venue to the perfect detail, and helped me get a full refund from the limo company when our driver was an hour and a half late. Aside from the limo, the day went by flawlessly and helped my husband and I to relax and have fun. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I used Graceful Weddings for my month and day of coordination. Anne and Lauren were AMAZING. They were very helpful throughout the entire process and were LIFESAVERS during the month prior to the event and especially on our wedding day. They also led our rehearsal for us and did an amazing job.

While they listened to everything I said, they also gave me some awesome ideas and I always came away from every meeting feeling more comfortable and less anxious about the wedding planning process. We held several meetings and had countless emails leading up to the wedding and they responded in a timely manner to every single one. I highly recommend them!
I used Graceful Weddings for my month and day of coordination. Anne and Lauren were AMAZING. They were very helpful Read more...
I used Graceful Weddings for my month and day of coordination. Anne and Lauren were AMAZING. They were very helpful throughout the entire process and were LIFESAVERS during the month prior to the event and especially on our wedding day. They also led our rehearsal for us and did an amazing job.

While they listened to everything I said, they also gave me some awesome ideas and I always came away from every meeting feeling more comfortable and less anxious about the wedding planning process. We held several meetings and had countless emails leading up to the wedding and they responded in a timely manner to every single one. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Mollie.d.stephens
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren was able to make our wedding day even more special than I ever believed it could be, and I could not imagine having been able to experience and enjoy every moment without her help along the way. I am so glad that she was able to keep me on track and support me while planning our Maryland wedding from 3,000 miles away in California in only five months! Her enthusiasm, organization and calming spirit was a blessing. From suggesting vendors, helping me figure out logistics, corresponding with our families, making timelines and guides, setting up, breaking down, wrangling dogs, and taking care of me in the days leading up to our wedding, she was there for every step! The list goes on and on! Every time I had a worry about whether something was done, I would turn around and Lauren had already taken care of it. She even stayed late after our rehearsal dinner to make sure everything was tidied before the big day, and came back early to morning after the wedding to collect all the rentals. She truly went above and beyond what we expected in every way. She was always two steps ahead of what needed to happen, and everything went so smoothly as a result. Thank you a million times over, Lauren!
Lauren was able to make our wedding day even more special than I ever believed it could be, and I could not imagine having Read more...
Lauren was able to make our wedding day even more special than I ever believed it could be, and I could not imagine having been able to experience and enjoy every moment without her help along the way. I am so glad that she was able to keep me on track and support me while planning our Maryland wedding from 3,000 miles away in California in only five months! Her enthusiasm, organization and calming spirit was a blessing. From suggesting vendors, helping me figure out logistics, corresponding with our families, making timelines and guides, setting up, breaking down, wrangling dogs, and taking care of me in the days leading up to our wedding, she was there for every step! The list goes on and on! Every time I had a worry about whether something was done, I would turn around and Lauren had already taken care of it. She even stayed late after our rehearsal dinner to make sure everything was tidied before the big day, and came back early to morning after the wedding to collect all the rentals. She truly went above and beyond what we expected in every way. She was always two steps ahead of what needed to happen, and everything went so smoothly as a result. Thank you a million times over, Lauren! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
I was at first skeptical of my need for a day of coordinator, so when my mom decided to hire a DOC as a gift I thought she was just being ridiculous and spending money for no reason. Excuse my caps, but: I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. LET ME BE CLEAR – YOU NEED A DAY OF COORDINATOR – SPECIFICALLY YOU NEED GRACEFUL WEDDINGS. Just imagine for a moment, you running around like a headless chicken on your wedding day as you decorate, coordinate vendor arrivals, ensure that services are delivered per contracts, corralling the bridal party and then also getting yourself ready. That sounds stressful and terrible, right? Well that’s what life would be like without a day of coordinator. Hiring Anne and Lauren was probably the best decision I made during the wedding planning process.

I interviewed three DOCs, and Anne was the first one who asked me to describe my wedding and what I wanted it to be like before I asked her questions, which helped me to feel like she would be able to make the day run smoothly which she did, and then some. While Graceful Weddings was more expensive than the other DC DOC I spoke to, Graceful weddings’ price was competitive considering I was guaranteed two people to coordinate (rather than one), and the other day of coordinators who cost less also had full-time jobs doing other things. Once hired, she met with me and my husband and sent us checklists to keep us on track with our planning, without making me feel overwhelmed by everything that had to be done or as if I was way behind schedule or disorganized. If I had a question she answered it promptly, so even though I know she was working with other brides, I always felt as if my wedding was a priority to her.

I had a mild wedding emergency (needing a new makeup artist and hair stylist 3 weeks before the wedding), so I contacted Anne and within 72 hours the problem was solved as she sent me the contact information of several good vendors she recommended. Anne also did a good job of handling the awkward politics of being paid by my mother, but working with me – I don’t think either my mother or I ever felt left out of any communication or detail of the wedding in which Anne was involved. My husband and I do not live in DC, and were traveling the week before the wedding, so Anne took over all vendor communication in that final week which was incredibly helpful.

The day of the wedding Anne and Lauren set up all the tables and DIY projects that had been made for the wedding, and shepherded my husband and I to make sure that the wedding stayed on schedule without making us feel rushed or bothered. She also addressed any concern I had promptly – including setting up an after party for our guests during dinner.
I was at first skeptical of my need for a day of coordinator, so when my mom decided to hire a DOC as a gift I thought she Read more...
I was at first skeptical of my need for a day of coordinator, so when my mom decided to hire a DOC as a gift I thought she was just being ridiculous and spending money for no reason. Excuse my caps, but: I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. LET ME BE CLEAR – YOU NEED A DAY OF COORDINATOR – SPECIFICALLY YOU NEED GRACEFUL WEDDINGS. Just imagine for a moment, you running around like a headless chicken on your wedding day as you decorate, coordinate vendor arrivals, ensure that services are delivered per contracts, corralling the bridal party and then also getting yourself ready. That sounds stressful and terrible, right? Well that’s what life would be like without a day of coordinator. Hiring Anne and Lauren was probably the best decision I made during the wedding planning process.

I interviewed three DOCs, and Anne was the first one who asked me to describe my wedding and what I wanted it to be like before I asked her questions, which helped me to feel like she would be able to make the day run smoothly which she did, and then some. While Graceful Weddings was more expensive than the other DC DOC I spoke to, Graceful weddings’ price was competitive considering I was guaranteed two people to coordinate (rather than one), and the other day of coordinators who cost less also had full-time jobs doing other things. Once hired, she met with me and my husband and sent us checklists to keep us on track with our planning, without making me feel overwhelmed by everything that had to be done or as if I was way behind schedule or disorganized. If I had a question she answered it promptly, so even though I know she was working with other brides, I always felt as if my wedding was a priority to her.

I had a mild wedding emergency (needing a new makeup artist and hair stylist 3 weeks before the wedding), so I contacted Anne and within 72 hours the problem was solved as she sent me the contact information of several good vendors she recommended. Anne also did a good job of handling the awkward politics of being paid by my mother, but working with me – I don’t think either my mother or I ever felt left out of any communication or detail of the wedding in which Anne was involved. My husband and I do not live in DC, and were traveling the week before the wedding, so Anne took over all vendor communication in that final week which was incredibly helpful.

The day of the wedding Anne and Lauren set up all the tables and DIY projects that had been made for the wedding, and shepherded my husband and I to make sure that the wedding stayed on schedule without making us feel rushed or bothered. She also addressed any concern I had promptly – including setting up an after party for our guests during dinner. Read less
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C
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Graceful Weddings for our April 2011 wedding at the Black Horse Inn. And thank goodness we did! The owner of our ceremony and reception venue turned out to a nightmare and the day would have been incredibly stressful if not for the boundaries set by Anne and Anna to 'protect' us from the unprofessionalism of Black Horse Inn. (Anne is the 'lead' for most of their weddings, with Anna there at the rehearsal dinner and wedding day.)

I am a detail oriented, organizationally obsessed, perfectionist person. I was actually worried I'd scare Anne off with my emails. Being a good sport, she stuck around. From our first meeting eight months before the wedding, Anne and Anna were incredibly professional, prepared and personable. They took notes, remembered details and were proactive in communication. Graceful Weddings was extremely helpful with their advice and recommendations in a way that allowed me to benefit from their knowledge while planning a wedding that fit my (obsessively detail oriented) vision. They were great for bouncing ideas around and giving me a good sense of the possible. When it came to decisions where I truly could not have cared less, Anne and Anna were great at presenting easy options.

Two days before my wedding, I spent my day driving nearly 200 miles of DC beltway traffic in the rain dropping off liquor and dresses and color coordinated M&Ms, running to Michael's for a fishbowl and all sorts of other little things. When I realized I hadn't gotten around to table numbers, I wanted to elope. Anne jumped in and saved the day with a smile. When I got home and my fiance couldn't find his ascot or bow-tie, Anne had a plan to replace them within fifteen minutes. When my bridesmaids pointed out they'd want lunch at some point on the wedding day, Anne and Anna arrived with subs and chips.

My husband, our wedding party and our families all commented on how wonderful Anne and Anna were day-of. They were unobtrusive and effective, yet always within eye contact. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat. If you're looking for down-to-earth, real people to help make your wedding run a little bit smoother (and remember the details you didn't even think of in the first place!), Anne and Anna are your girls.
My husband and I hired Graceful Weddings for our April 2011 wedding at the Black Horse Inn. And thank goodness we did! The Read more...
My husband and I hired Graceful Weddings for our April 2011 wedding at the Black Horse Inn. And thank goodness we did! The owner of our ceremony and reception venue turned out to a nightmare and the day would have been incredibly stressful if not for the boundaries set by Anne and Anna to 'protect' us from the unprofessionalism of Black Horse Inn. (Anne is the 'lead' for most of their weddings, with Anna there at the rehearsal dinner and wedding day.)

I am a detail oriented, organizationally obsessed, perfectionist person. I was actually worried I'd scare Anne off with my emails. Being a good sport, she stuck around. From our first meeting eight months before the wedding, Anne and Anna were incredibly professional, prepared and personable. They took notes, remembered details and were proactive in communication. Graceful Weddings was extremely helpful with their advice and recommendations in a way that allowed me to benefit from their knowledge while planning a wedding that fit my (obsessively detail oriented) vision. They were great for bouncing ideas around and giving me a good sense of the possible. When it came to decisions where I truly could not have cared less, Anne and Anna were great at presenting easy options.

Two days before my wedding, I spent my day driving nearly 200 miles of DC beltway traffic in the rain dropping off liquor and dresses and color coordinated M&Ms, running to Michael's for a fishbowl and all sorts of other little things. When I realized I hadn't gotten around to table numbers, I wanted to elope. Anne jumped in and saved the day with a smile. When I got home and my fiance couldn't find his ascot or bow-tie, Anne had a plan to replace them within fifteen minutes. When my bridesmaids pointed out they'd want lunch at some point on the wedding day, Anne and Anna arrived with subs and chips.

My husband, our wedding party and our families all commented on how wonderful Anne and Anna were day-of. They were unobtrusive and effective, yet always within eye contact. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat. If you're looking for down-to-earth, real people to help make your wedding run a little bit smoother (and remember the details you didn't even think of in the first place!), Anne and Anna are your girls. Read less
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mickeypotter
Wedding:
3/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Is there a 6.0 because Anne and Anna of Graceful Weddings were more amazing, helpful, thoughtful, considerate etc than anything we expected. If you are looking for a short-term or day of planner, do not look further than Graceful Weddings.

After our first meeting with them, my fiance said "I like them. They seem really nice." Let me say that my fiance does not dole out compliments freely.

We hired GW for the 3 month package and it was so worth it. Due to the complexity of our wedding in three locations we truly needed the extra assistance. Their email responsiveness was amazing and always helpful. We looked to them, in addition, for recommendations for a make-up artist and transportation company. Their recommendations were wonderful.

In addition, what we liked was it was a true partnership with GW. We sought out their advice often to help make our day wonderful. But when we were set on a particular aspect of the wedding, they didn't try to change our minds.
Is there a 6.0 because Anne and Anna of Graceful Weddings were more amazing, helpful, thoughtful, considerate etc than Read more...
Is there a 6.0 because Anne and Anna of Graceful Weddings were more amazing, helpful, thoughtful, considerate etc than anything we expected. If you are looking for a short-term or day of planner, do not look further than Graceful Weddings.

After our first meeting with them, my fiance said "I like them. They seem really nice." Let me say that my fiance does not dole out compliments freely.

We hired GW for the 3 month package and it was so worth it. Due to the complexity of our wedding in three locations we truly needed the extra assistance. Their email responsiveness was amazing and always helpful. We looked to them, in addition, for recommendations for a make-up artist and transportation company. Their recommendations were wonderful.

In addition, what we liked was it was a true partnership with GW. We sought out their advice often to help make our day wonderful. But when we were set on a particular aspect of the wedding, they didn't try to change our minds. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
First, let me speak to those of you who haven’t yet decided if you need the services of a day-of coordinator. I, too, was on the fence about it. Then I started to create a wedding day timeline, and it became quickly apparent that the vendors would all be arriving and set-up would all be happening during the very same stretch of time that I was away, getting my hair and makeup done. I considered imposing on my friends or family to “receive” the rentals, caterers, cake, florist, etc., and creating a million little signs that said, “put this here.” But after a heart-to-heart with my mom and a friend who had recently gotten married, it became clear: with all the money we were spending on this wedding, the cost of hiring Anne and Anna was a small amount to pay in exchange for the reassurance that everything would be ready, as planned, on time, and without me (or my mom or aunt or sister-in-law) having to worry about it!

They did do an excellent job of following through on all the set-up instructions I gave them—how to set up the guestbook table, which chairs needed “reserved” signs, how to decorate the room where dinner was being served, etc. And with their help, we were able to keep the flow of activities (ceremony, cocktails, first dance, dinner) moving along on schedule. But what I am most thankful for was their quick action on items we never could have seen coming. We were short two boutonnieres? No problem; Anne and Anna pulled some flowers from a centerpiece and manufactured two on the spot. Somewhat major wardrobe malfunction minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle? Anne and Anna made sure the officiant and musicians quickly got the word that they needed to stall a bit while one of my bridesmaids miraculously repaired my dress. And when the greatest drama of the evening took place—a guest of honor having to unexpectedly leave the reception in an ambulance—Anne and Anna took care of re-adjusting the evening’s schedule and keeping things on course while my family and I were busy dealing with the situation.

I just can’t say enough about how grateful I am that Anne and Anna were there, and that they were quick and responsive and thoughtful and level-headed—exactly what we needed! The cost of hiring them for the day seems negligible in comparison to the sense of certainty and relief that I felt throughout the day. Thank you guys so much!
First, let me speak to those of you who haven’t yet decided if you need the services of a day-of coordinator. I, too, was Read more...
First, let me speak to those of you who haven’t yet decided if you need the services of a day-of coordinator. I, too, was on the fence about it. Then I started to create a wedding day timeline, and it became quickly apparent that the vendors would all be arriving and set-up would all be happening during the very same stretch of time that I was away, getting my hair and makeup done. I considered imposing on my friends or family to “receive” the rentals, caterers, cake, florist, etc., and creating a million little signs that said, “put this here.” But after a heart-to-heart with my mom and a friend who had recently gotten married, it became clear: with all the money we were spending on this wedding, the cost of hiring Anne and Anna was a small amount to pay in exchange for the reassurance that everything would be ready, as planned, on time, and without me (or my mom or aunt or sister-in-law) having to worry about it!

They did do an excellent job of following through on all the set-up instructions I gave them—how to set up the guestbook table, which chairs needed “reserved” signs, how to decorate the room where dinner was being served, etc. And with their help, we were able to keep the flow of activities (ceremony, cocktails, first dance, dinner) moving along on schedule. But what I am most thankful for was their quick action on items we never could have seen coming. We were short two boutonnieres? No problem; Anne and Anna pulled some flowers from a centerpiece and manufactured two on the spot. Somewhat major wardrobe malfunction minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle? Anne and Anna made sure the officiant and musicians quickly got the word that they needed to stall a bit while one of my bridesmaids miraculously repaired my dress. And when the greatest drama of the evening took place—a guest of honor having to unexpectedly leave the reception in an ambulance—Anne and Anna took care of re-adjusting the evening’s schedule and keeping things on course while my family and I were busy dealing with the situation.

I just can’t say enough about how grateful I am that Anne and Anna were there, and that they were quick and responsive and thoughtful and level-headed—exactly what we needed! The cost of hiring them for the day seems negligible in comparison to the sense of certainty and relief that I felt throughout the day. Thank you guys so much! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Anne and Anna were extremely helpful throughout both the planning and execution of my wedding. They helped finalize timelines, work out details, and took a lot of stress off of my mom and me. They made sure we were all where we needed to be on time and even took all of our gifts, leftover decorations, and wedding cake back to our condo the night of our wedding. Talk about service!

Their prices are also great. Highly recommend them!
Anne and Anna were extremely helpful throughout both the planning and execution of my wedding. They helped finalize Read more...
Anne and Anna were extremely helpful throughout both the planning and execution of my wedding. They helped finalize timelines, work out details, and took a lot of stress off of my mom and me. They made sure we were all where we needed to be on time and even took all of our gifts, leftover decorations, and wedding cake back to our condo the night of our wedding. Talk about service!

Their prices are also great. Highly recommend them! Read less
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