Founded in 2006, Bellwether Events works with modern, conscientious couples to plan weddings that will stay with their family and friends for a lifetime.
Destination Wedding Planning
A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Destination Wedding Planning, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Design
Getting Engaged, Engagement Party, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Couples Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Wedding, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal
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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 7/11/2023 by Kate P
It was truly a pleasure to have Janice as our north star during the wedding planning process! As we planned, Janice was incredibly detail-oriented and thoughtful in helping us design the perfect set up and timeline. She was also INVALUABLE in a...
crisis; our band canceled 28 days before the wedding, and with her help, we were able to book a fabulous alternative that ended up being one of the best highlights of our whole day. Janice made the most joyful day of our life so seamless and stress-free. My faith in her competence was 100%, and she exceeded even that. She's the best to have in your corner during what can be a very overwhelming season! I cannot recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 6/11/2022 by Dylan I
Janice planned our covid-delayed wedding not one time, not two times, not three times but four separate times over the course of three years. Without her, we would have been lost, overwhelmed and alone. During an unprecedented time for the wedd...
ing industry, she competently answered every single question we had for her and never once led us down the wrong path. She quickly got a sense of what we wanted and flawlessly guided us through several difficult decisions. On the wedding day, she was in complete control of all the scheduled events, managing everything from ensuring our pup had the right flowers on her collar, to organizing the numerous vendors, to adorning our cake that required a final touch up! We had the day of our dreams and have Janice to thank for it. We cannot recommend her enough. She is organized, knowledgeable and most importantly a lot of fun to work with! Everyone loved her!
Reviewed On 5/16/2022 by Mary F
From the very first time my fiancé and I spoke to Janice at Bellwether Events we knew we would hire her. She was so knowledgeable of the DC wedding scene and helped us greatly with advice and said knowledge before we even hired her. Janice paid...
attention to all the tiny details and the things we never even knew we needed to be looking for. Our wedding day was perfect and we attribute so much of that to Janice and her team!
Reviewed On 5/13/2022 by Lauren I
We had interviews with multiple planners, but when we spoke with Janice, we knew she was the real deal! Big picture, she is creative, flexible, advocates for what you want, and also makes sure that expectations are realistic and that the trains...
keep moving on schedule. We had a 130-person wedding at a venue that required some creative thinking to accommodate a party of this size. She worked with our vendors to ensure everyone was on the same page. No matter what question or challenge popped up, she handled it quickly and respectfully. I am extremely type A so I don't mean this lightly when I say that my fiance and I are so impressed and grateful for her attention to detail and responsiveness- it is bar none! One small story to share as an example of why you always trust Janice- has great intuition style wise- she nudged us toward some velvet sage colored table clothes that at first I admittedly had a hard time envisioning for the reception, but with our decor and venue it JUST WORKED!
Reviewed On 11/17/2021 by Debra K
My daughter and her fiance interviewed more than 7 wedding planners in the DC area and selected Janice for her experience, professionalism and creativity. It was the most important wedding decision they made -- and it showed! She executed thei...
r dream wedding during covid, through a venue and date change and with the engaged couple living in Seattle. She quickly understood the 'vibe' they were going for and recommended top-notch vendors that fit the bill. It was a magical evening that exceeded our expectations. We strongly recommend Janice if you want personalized service and a wonderful event.
Reviewed On 10/08/2021 by Emily P
Working with Janice was single handedly the best decision we made for our wedding. From the first moment we first met with her, my now-husband and I knew we were going to be in great hands. She was so helpful throughout the entire planning proc...
ess and our day of was completely seamless. Janice is hard working, thorough, creative, and collaborative. Her industry knowledge is extensive, and her own network of vendors is equally deep. It's clear she has build strong relationships with other amazing vendors in the industry. She was an amazing advocate for us, especially while navigating the uncertainty of covid. We couldn't recommend her more!!
Reviewed On 11/16/2019 by Jonathan K
We hired Janice as our day-of coordinator and were completely satisfied with our experience working with her. We knew we wanted to hire Janice because she had worked my older sister's wedding in 2015. Janice was a tremendous help to us not only...
during the day of our wedding, but also in the wedding planning process. Janice even treated us to tickets to a Washington Nationals game as a "thank you"! She is extremely thorough; she reviewed each and every vendor contract we had to make sure everything looked good, and suggested changes when warranted. Her insight and knowledge of the wedding industry was a huge help! On our wedding day, Janice was there from the start and made sure the whole day ran smoothly; from getting ready, taking photos, transportation, the ceremony, and the reception, we had no problems and Janice was to thank for that. She brought two additional assistants on the day of our wedding to be sure all bases were covered because there were a lot of logistics to stay on top of. Thank you Janice for helping to make our day so great! We highly recommend Janice to anyone looking for a wedding planner/coordinator.
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Rachel S
We hired Janice for her "month of coordination" and she was fantastic. Janice met with us a month out and again a week before the wedding. She made sure that all of the little details that we hadn't thought of were covered.
At one point, we ha...
d meant to get a welcome sign made for our wedding and we completely forgot! But Janice didn't! She got a sign that she already had and had it done by a contact of hers.
On the day of the wedding, she and her assistant Courtney ran the event so smoothly that nothing went wrong. At one point Courtney called my now husband to make sure that he didn't come in to the venue at the wrong time and see me in my dress prematurely.
Janice was just perfect. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to hire her.
Reviewed On 1/01/2018 by Lauren K
Janice was absolutely invaluable!! We hired her for “month-of”coordination, which was really more like “6-plus weeks, and also I’ll help you out by emails well before that!” We sent her all of our vendor contracts as we made them earlier on, w...
hich meant she was pretty up to speed on everything by the time we met up for the first time.
I tend to be super-organized as it is, and even still, I knew my husband and I alone couldn’t manage all the final details, coordination, rehearsal, and work needed for the day. We met with Janice twice, in addition to a final walk-through at the venue and when she ran the rehearsal itself. She was a pro through it all: whether it was our last minute changes (there were a few), wrangling the ringbearers, or calling back our florist to return with an item we needed that day. And those are only the parts we saw! I can’t recommend Janice and Bellwether Events strongly enough.
Reviewed On 11/03/2017 by Ryan G
Janice is an amazing wedding planner and we were very lucky to have had her as our month of planner. We would have definitely benefitted from using her through the whole process, and if we were to do this again we would hire her for the entire ...
wedding planning and preparation period. Since we were planning the wedding from overseas, Janice really enabled us to have the wedding we always dreamed of with as little stress as possible. She was on top of every detail leading up to the wedding and also provided thoughtful advice throughout the process, she even procured our wedding license for us since we couldn’t be there ahead of time to apply ourselves. She also expertly coordinated and communicated with all of our different vendors. She was a calming influence both leading up to the wedding and during the big day since we knew she would be able to handle any curve balls. Janice allowed my wife and I to completely focus on and enjoy our big day without distraction! I would absolutely recommend her to any friends and family as well as anyone in the DMV area.
Reviewed On 5/31/2017 by Will S
Janice is absolutely incredible!!! She went above and beyond to make our wedding day special and unique to us. Janice has the perfect ability to work with what your styles are and help add to the experience. She made the planning so much easier...
and streamlined for us as we planned our country home venue wedding. She is extremely professional, punctual and I highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or event in the area! Our wedding day had a lot of moving parts but I wasn't burdened with any of the details she handled it all expertly! Thank you Janice :)
Reviewed On 5/16/2011 by nikia q
Janice and all her staff were irreplaceable. They worked with me non stop to create a wedding that fully captured our vision.