The Event Group International

VA / DC / MD NC / SC/ GA Destinations / Caribbean & Europe

About this Vendor

Wedding Design, Coordination and Management

(TEGI) is a full service event planning, design, and coordination firm. We specialize in exquisite design, innovative style, and flawless execution of events.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Activities

Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, Honeymoon, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Honeymoon Planning, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Website, Planning


Contact Info

1900 Campus Commons Drive, Reston, VA VA / DC / MD NC / SC/ GA Destinations / Caribbean & Europe (703) 766-6336

Reviewed on 9/13/2017 Kylie C

I went through The Event Group International for my wedding planning service. I was lucky enough to have Tanya take care of me on my wedding day along with several assistants. I encourage any bride to hire a wedding planner and especially from this company. For over a year... Read More before my wedding I was in contact with Tanya. I would ask her opinion and about her experiences as I made decisions, and she was both more than helpful and willing to help (even though that was beyond the description of our agreement). Tanya helped me find certain vendors for all my DIY ideas as well. I even hired TEGI to also coordinate my rehearsal that was off site from my wedding. On the actual wedding day Tanya was the best tool we had to keep the day running smooth. She set up every decoration exactly as I described to her. She drove back and forth to my apartment to pick up missed items and checked on everyone in the bridal party before the ceremony. It turns out that we ran out of liquor, so thankfully Tanya’s and her folks ran to the store to pick us up more! We had threatening weather the whole day and she was on top of our plan B as we got ready. Other issues that I barely know about were taken care of. That was the best part. If something was being dealt with I was able to turn off my Type-A personality for the day and let her do her job. The poor girl worked over 12 hours on a 98 degree day and was still smiling and so friendly by the end of the day when she was packing up our decorations. Tanya, I can’t thank you enough for everything that you have done. Very grateful. Kylie Clause, Bride Austin, TX

Reviewed on 9/12/2017 Francesca P

Ci siamo innamorati la prima volta che abbiamo incontrato, abbiamo deciso in pochi mesi che volevamo sposare il più presto possibile. Volevamo una destinazione da sogno! Abbiamo preso in considerazione alcuni posti, ma alla fine abbiamo deciso di sposarsi in Toscana, a Firenze.... Read More Abbiamo affittato una villa di campagna per trascorrere una vacanza con i nostri amici e familiari più vicini. Sono stato completamente perso all'inizio, così tante cose da preoccuparsi e davvero non sapevano da dove cominciare. Così ho cominciato a cercare un pianificatore di nozze che avrebbe potuto organizzare e gestire tutto. Dopo settimane di ricerca ho trovato un commento meraviglioso su una coppia che è stata sposata da The Event Group International. Avevo già parlato con altri pianificatori di nozze, ma dalla prima chiamata con loro avevo la sensazione di aver capito esattamente quello che volevo e quello che stavo cercando! Volevo un matrimonio semplice e rilassante, faccio un lavoro molto impegnativo e stressante e volevo evitare tutto durante l'organizzazione del mio matrimonio; in passato ho visto amici che arrivano al matrimonio molto stanchi. Così sono venuto al mio matrimonio eccitato ma molto rilassato. Ho dovuto scegliere quello che mi è piaciuto senza preoccuparsi di niente. Vorrei esprimere la mia profonda gratitudine a Tanya e alla sua squadra, che hanno lavorato non solo per organizzare il matrimonio ma anche per molti altri aspetti: prenotazione di pernottamenti, attività per i nostri ospiti, trasferimenti, baby sitter e cane per i cani! Consiglio vivamente il personale di The Event Group International, non credo che il nostro matrimonio sarebbe così senza di loro! Francesca Post scriptum; Vi raccomando di sposare in Italia se sei un fan di buon vino e buon cibo, soprattutto in Toscana!

Reviewed on 7/28/2017 Kylie S

Tanya Wilbon is my wedding planner and I feel incredibly blessed to have found her! She has phenomenal taste, a great eye for design, and knows everyone in the business! I met Tanya at a wedding that she and her team had designed for my girlfriend. After meeting her for 10... Read More minutes I realized she was the perfect person to plan my wedding as well! She helped us find our wedding location and I trust her completely with any decision she makes regarding food, flower arrangements, decor, and all other wedding details. I highly recommend The Event Group International for any special event you are planning! Tanya is extremely organized, professional, and detail oriented! She knows what she wants and how things should be done! I love her dearly and consider her a great friend after this wedding process! If you want the best for your wedding or any event you are planning you should def choose Tanya, she is one of the best in the business and she will dedicate the time and effort needed to have your event surpass your expectations!! Kylie Sheldon, Great Falls

Reviewed on 6/13/2017 Brad C

At the time when my wife to be, Giulia, had proposed the idea of hiring a wedding planner I was skeptical if it would be worth it. I initially thought it was too costly for our budget for things I thought we could easily do ourselves. My initial concerns and opinion had been... Read More drastically off mark. We had began planning the wedding ourselves shortly after I had proposed. Planning the budget and deciding what kind of compromises we might have to make between what we wanted and what we could afford quickly became a source of stress. The tasks of trying to find the things you want in the wedding for a price that works for you can be both stressful and frustrating. After we hired Tanya it was like pressing an auto-pilot button. The frustrating experiences expressed previously were lifted away. With Tanya’s experience and expertise finding the things you wanted at prices you could afford became easy and enjoyable. The savings Tanya had negotiated for us had easily paid for her services. We had many great people involved in making the wedding a great experience but Tanya is number one when it came to performance and value. If your worried about the cost of a wedding planner then worry no more with Tanya you will end up saving money, time, and un-needed frustrations. She will be there for you the whole way thru and never leave you hanging. Thank you Tanya for your time, patience and excellent service. Brad and Giulia, Princeton, NJ

Reviewed on 6/01/2017 Kylie H

Tanya, Thank you So Much for all of your help!! You and your staff did such an amazing job! I will highly recommend you to any bride who is getting married. Everything was perfect and it ran so smoothly. You are without a doubt the best at what you do! Kylie and Greg... Read More Humphrey, Rockville MD

Reviewed on 5/18/2017 Susan A

Tanya, and the team at The Event Group International were amazing! Our wedding was absolutely everything we wanted it to be, and more; and our time spent in Punta Cana was unbelievable. Tanya went above and beyond in helping us plan the trip, the big day, and even a catamaran... Read More cruise excursion for us to enjoy with our guests (which was a blast!!). She was easy to talk to, patient with all of our questions, provided great perspective, and took all of our group's hiccups in stride. Our guests all had an amazing time as well. I am not sure that anyone spoke about anything else in the weeks following the trip. Without a doubt, we recommend A. -having a destination wedding! and B. - using Tanya and her team as your agent! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Tanya and The Event Group International team. Susan and Calvin Amada, Concord, NH

Reviewed on 5/18/2017 Kristen F

Tanya was incredible in helping plan our wedding and truly helped make our big day above and beyond what we initially imagined! She was always accessible and responsive via phone, email, and in person. We wanted so many different elements to our wedding (modern,... Read More non-traditional, yet still both elegant with a party vibe) that many planners would have found difficult to work with, but Tanya totally ran with it and really made it a perfect blend of everything. Thanks to her hard work and organization, our actual wedding day was super stress-free. We can't recommend Tanya and her team enough, the best decision we made in our planning process was going with The Event Group International Kristen Frey, Orlando, FL

Reviewed on 5/05/2017 Anne L

Tanya and TEGI are awesome! We did a DIY backyard wedding and I really didn't think I'd need a planner but my Mom convinced me to get one. I am so happy she did and that we picked Tanya/TEGI. I didn't have to think about anything on our wedding day - she and her team took care... Read More of everything from making sure we actually ate to keeping the family on task to cleaning up the tables/collecting our gifts and most important, giving us little moments to ourselves that my new hubby and I cherished. Tanya is very creative and gave us some great decorating ideas too. When we couldn't find these certain curtain lights we really wanted, she found them a day before the wedding and made it happen for us! Tanya is the best. Anne and Josh, Asheville, NC

Reviewed on 5/04/2017 Megan M

Tanya is FABULOUS and IS absolutely amazing at what she does. We live in Texas. When my BFF had suggested The Event Group International from VA 2000 miles away, I thought she was nuts. It’s not like Texas is lacking in Event Planners. Reluctantly I agreed to a Skype... Read More conversation with Tanya. Within the first 3 minutes of the Skype session with Tanya, I knew that I was going to be in the right hands. Tanya immediately understood my vision for my wedding, explained the pros and cons and the possibilities of what I was considering to do for my special day. Tanya was with me via all forms of communication at every step of the way offering photos, suggestions, and great ideas. You can tell that she is just as excited as you are and truly loves what she does. She made the entire process so much fun! Her attention to detail and organization made our wedding day completely stress free. When we finally met in person, It’s like we’ve known each other all of our lives. When on location, Tanya took over. Woman does not mess around. She and her team managed everyone and everything. Every little detail was taken care of on our special day and we were able to party the night away. We recommend her and TEGI to everyone that even mentions they're having a wedding or function! Thank you so much Tanya! Megan and Carl Morgan, Dallas, TX

Reviewed on 3/24/2017 Kimberly F

You cannot find a more organized, energetic, or enthusiastic wedding planner than Tanya Wilbon from The Event Group International. When planning our wedding, Tanya was incredible with anticipating all of our needs, even needs we didn’t know we had! Our pre-wedding worries were... Read More all put to rest thanks to her presence and diligence. Tanya and her incredible team, showed us time and time again, enormous dedication in creating, planning and managing the perfect wedding down to the smallest detail. This was a dream come true !! Tanya went above and beyond the call of duty for us, always offering to do more than was asked of her and without expecting anything more in return. Tanya clearly loves what she’s doing and that’s what makes her an excellent wedding planner. We are very grateful to have found you, Tanya. Kimberly and Claudio, Detroit MI

Reviewed on 3/03/2017 Kelly M

Honestly, I could not even begin to describe how AMAZING Tanya and her team are! As a bride who is a perfectionist and also planning a destination wedding, my stress level was at an all -time high! From my 1st conversation with Tanya I knew I was in good hands. She went above... Read More and beyond to make sure every T was crossed and every i was dotted. Tanya’s attention to detail, passion for what she does and love for clients helped save me hundreds of dollars! Oh, and I haven't even mentioned her design skills. One word....STUNNING!!!My husband had no idea what Tanya and I had been up to during the whole planning process and when he saw our sweet heart table the day of our wedding, his mouth dropped lol. He reaction was priceless, " oh ok! now I get it. Tanya did her thing!" He looks back at pictures and is still in awe at the astonishing job Tanya and her team did. Almost 2 months after my wedding and we're still getting compliments on the beautiful design. Tanya is an absolute professional with an incredible talent and I will be forever grateful to her for being there for my husband and I! It truly felt like family being a client of The Event Group International. Kelly and Cai, Martone, Denver, CO

Reviewed on 2/13/2017 Ashley A

I can’t say enough great things about Tanya! From the first meeting where she openly answered all of my questions (and as a bride I had a long list!), to getting to know her as a person, I knew we were in good hands. She listens to exactly what you want and helps to create the... Read More wedding of your dreams, all while staying within your budget. Tanya will negotiate contracts for you, which is great because I’m too intimidated to go back and forth with vendor pricing, but she will go above and beyond to ensure you are getting the most out of your contract. She is so organized and motivated to help stressful couples, especially brides, remain calm and trust that your wedding is in good hands. She sets up appointments for us, went to meetings with vendors with us and kept track of all our expenses and contracts. Tanya is super sweet and very personable, she makes sure that every decision is run by you and that your wedding is what you want. On our wedding day, Tanya and her team made sure everything went smoothly and did a phenomenal job setting up and taking down everything. My husband and I snuck away during cocktail hour into the bridal suite and Tanya and her assistants kept checking in on us to make sure we had enough food and drinks! I can’t say enough kind words about Tanya, she is the best! My wedding was a dream come true and she helped make it all a reality. I still get so many compliments from wedding guests about how beautiful our wedding was and they couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went. If I know anyone who is getting married I definitely refer them to Tanya because she is trustworthy and can help any couple plan the wedding of their dreams! Ashley and Chris Aparichio, Carlsbad, CA

Reviewed on 2/06/2017 Kendra G

Tanya was truly a blessing to us and most definitely to me, the bride. She was there for me from start to finish! I have no clue where I would be or what my wedding might have turned out to be without her! Tanya told me to relax and she would take care of everything. She took... Read More away all the worries and stress of what planning a wedding entails and not to mention… she dances! LOL I don't know where I would be without my planner! She's an excellent planner, great listener and very well organized! She's all about the needs of her Bride and Groom! I love you and thank you Tanya! Kendra Grimes, Kennesaw, GA

Reviewed on 2/02/2017 Kirsten B

I cannot say enough about how important Tanya and TEGI team were to making our wedding day a success!! We had planned a beautiful outdoor wedding… and even had a great back up rain plan! But the rain that came that week was more of a flood, and things got crazy really fast. They... Read More never missed a beat. They went above and beyond to make sure all the changes that had to be made were handled so I could enjoy mimosas and my girlfriends while I got ready. We had an AV problem during the ceremony and she literally crawled under a table to make it work for us so our guests never knew there was an issue! They were on top of every detail and even when there were hiccups (as EVERY wedding has!), as the bride I never knew about any of them until people told us stories after the fact! Our flooded outdoor wedding could have been a complete disaster, but because of their dedication, passion and attention to detail – it was one of the best days of our lives! We literally could not have done it without Tanya and her team and we are so thankful they were there to save the day over and over again Kirsten, an extremely HAPPY Bride!!!

Reviewed on 1/06/2017 Elisa B

Dear Tanya, Words cannot describe how magical our wedding was because of you. There were many times when we thought we just couldn't make this wedding happen, however, your patience, knowledge and dedication made our wedding possible and your personality made it FUN! We do not... Read More know what might have had happened if not for you. You were our savior! Everything flowed smoothly and you kept us free of stress and anxiety. You simply handled everything…every request every detail, every desire and you knew exactly how to make them happen! We want to thank you for the special care and attention you showed us, from designing our wedding cake to complement our Paris, France theme and incorporate our monogram to the breathtaking flowers. Your detailed imagination in naming our guests tables with our favorite places in France was a unique touch. We especially loved your idea for our memorable guests’ favors of custom wine bottles with the exterior of our home transformed into a water color image and named after our family, "Belesis Winery" with each guest name personalized via a ribbon tied tag per bottle. Our guests are still talking about the wine bottles! Our wedding was the most memorable day of our lives and we thank you for that. The greatest compliment to you is that we truly enjoyed our wedding! Dr. & Mrs. Brandon and Elisa Belesis Las Vegas, NV

Reviewed on 12/22/2016 Natalia L

Our wedding was not just one day - but THREE days of events, including a huge after party, a family luncheon, the wedding itself, a reception and a brunch. Tanya was on the ball with every single action item and made sure that we were on schedule with each thing. The wedding... Read More went flawlessly due to Tanya’s supreme vision and the ability to organize and manage everyone including vendors, caterers, attendants, and everyone in-between. Not a single thing went wrong, at least if it did, I did not know about it. I seriously didn't worry about any of it - because I had her. She was there to cater to my vision and my dream. She knew when to step up and take over and when to hold back so that I could relax and enjoy the most important day of my life. And it was perfect! I wish I could do it all again - including the planning. It was so much fun - and her gentleness helped me to tone down the bridezilla. She never judged me, but simply helped to guide me through this crazy process in a calm and peaceful way. I was grateful for her calmness. Weddings can be stressful - especially if you have a highly charged family on top of a stressed out bride. My experience was the opposite of that because of Tanya’s professionalism and the ability of making me feel at ease. I thank my lucky stars to have found and hired Tanya to manage my wedding. She was amazing. Natalia Levov, Lexington KY

Reviewed on 12/19/2016 Ekaterina M

When my daughter became engaged in September of 2015 and she and her fiancé decided to be married in early spring of 2016. I wasn't really sure how we would manage such a daunting task in such a short period of time. I lived over 8 hours away and my daughter had a very busy job,... Read More not allowing much time for planning such a special life event. On the recommendation of one of my dearest friends, who attended a wedding earlier in the year, we were in touch with Tanya Wilbon of The Event Group International. From the first contact to the present and throughout the process, Tanya has proven time and time again to be the professional, knowledgeable, personable, and oh so very talented as we were told that she is. . I absolutely can say that Tanya was the reason that my daughter's wedding was absolutely lovely, stress-free, and a true reflection of her "fairy-tale day". Thank you again Tanya for sharing your amazing talents!! Adeline Carson (Mother of the Bride)

Reviewed on 12/14/2016 Meg C

I had the absolute pleasure to work with Tanya Wilbon. When I say she is awesome I mean that does her no justice. From the time I first reached out to her up until now I have felt like I gained a true friend. Tanya was there when she didn’t need to be and went above and beyond... Read More to make sure we were stress free. The moment I will always remember was when I was about to walk down the aisle Tanya looked at me with the proudest expression and I can truly feel that she genuinely was happy for me and my husband. I cannot express how much she is there for her brides. She treated me like family not like a client or a dollar sign. I love TEGI and my wedding was outstanding because of Tanya and her team !!! Thank you The Event Group International you truly are a blessing Meg & Charlie Callavine, Reston VA

Reviewed on 11/18/2016 Carmen E

Thank you so much Tanya for making our special day so perfect and designing our ceremony and reception. I don't know how you were able to take all those parts and pieces of ideas I kept throwing at you and make magic. That was absolutely amazing You went above & beyond... Read More rearranging things for us working around the raindrops. Many blessings to you! Carmen Efyl , Greenville SC

Reviewed on 11/14/2016 Krista L

Tanya, A special thank you to you for everything that you did for us in the lead up to and day of our wedding. You really did help us pull together the most special day of our lives. You remained unfailingly positive, despite a few weather complications and pushed for us to get... Read More what we really wanted from our wedding day. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble at any stage along our wedding journey. You were always approachable and quick to respond so that we were never left wondering. It was obvious that you had everything so firmly under control, which meant that both us and our families could relax and enjoy our day. I would absolutely recommend that people use your services. It has been a pleasure working with you and we truly appreciate everything you have done for us. Love Mr and Mrs Webber

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Kyla L

Tanya and team made my wedding a dream come true. My now-husband and I are in our late 20’s and going to weddings every weekend (and have been for the past few years). I went into wedding planning thinking I’d already seen everything and was terrified of having a cliché... Read More “ballroom wedding.” I wanted our wedding to be elegant, but comfortable and fun. Picking Tanya as our wedding planner was a no-brainer. Tanya & team had planned my brother and sister in-law’s intimate dinner party style wedding with 90 guests a few years ago and it was warm, gorgeous, festive and everything else you would want in a wedding. I, on the other hand, was having a 375 person wedding and still wanted it to have the intimacy and warmth so present in my brother’s wedding. The Event Group International led by Tanya accomplished that and so much more. Not only did I get to soak in and enjoy every minute of my wedding (compared to the experience many others told me about wishing they could be a guest at their own wedding), but all of our guests had the best time. The wedding was so beautiful and organic. Every detail down to the lighting of the room was impeccable. Tanya was able to really understand who Roman and I are as a couple and infuse our personality into the decor and feeling of the day. We are so grateful to Tanya and team for planning such a gorgeous and joyous celebration of our love. Love always, Kyla and Roman, Atlanta GA

Reviewed on 9/28/2016 Anne O

TEGI was absolutely amazing! I could not have pulled this off in any way myself! Every single last detail was taken care of. We felt like we couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Tanya made this a joy to plan and kept everything on track. There are not enough words... Read More to express my gratitude and thanks for what a wonderful job that was done. There is not a single thing that could have been done differently. I gave her my idea of a dream wedding and TEGI made it happen! Anne and Tim O’Kane, Knoxville, TN

Reviewed on 9/28/2016 Anne O

TEGI was absolutely amazing! I could not have pulled this off in any way myself! Every single last detail was taken care of. We felt like we couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Tanya made this a joy to plan and kept everything on track. There are not enough words... Read More to express my gratitude and thanks for what a wonderful job that was done. There is not a single thing that could have been done differently. I gave her my idea of a dream wedding and TEGI made it happen! Anne and Tim O’Kane, Knoxville, TN

Reviewed on 9/28/2016

TEGI was absolutely amazing! I could not have pulled this off in any way myself! Every single last detail was taken care of. We felt like we couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Tanya made this a joy to plan and kept everything on track. There are not enough words... Read More to express my gratitude and thanks for what a wonderful job that was done. There is not a single thing that could have been done differently. I gave her my idea of a dream wedding and TEGI made it happen! Anne and Tim O’Kane, Knoxville, TN

Reviewed on 9/23/2016 Nitiin R

Tanya, Thank you so much for everything you did for the wedding! Each event looked beautiful and the sangeet night was amazing. The wedding went smoothly with the Guru Grant and Hindu ceremonies. Surat did an excellent job performing the Hindu ceremony, it was short and sweet,... Read More exactly how we wanted it! Thanks so much again, you made an Indian Wedding look more beautiful than we could have imagined! Nitiin & Raja