Lissa Marie Weddings and Events

Service levels: Full-service planning

About Lissa Marie Weddings and Events

Lissa Marie Weddings and Events

Customized + intentional planning for couples who love to party!

Hi there, I'm Melissa, but I go by Lissa. Welcome to my little corner of the internet- I'm so glad that you're here! I know that wedding planning can be a daunting process but I'm here to help navigate you through all of the craziness that comes with planning a wedding. I'm your planning BFF and hype-girl from the moment you get engaged to cheering you on as you bust a move on your wedding day! As a wedding planner and bridesmaid (x 10), I've seen pretty much every crazy scenario and I've got your back no matter what because you deserve the best experience possible! **Please inquire directly through my website**

I love learning about what’s most important to you and your partner on your wedding day and incorporating that into all of the unique details. I’m here to help make planning fun and easy so you can actually ENJOY your day without the constant anxiety of worrying about what will happen if something goes wrong because we've got this! If you're a fun-loving, down-to-earth couple who love dogs, Saturdays at the vineyard and finding the best place for takeout, send us a message and let's get this party started!

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Services by planning level

Service included in starting price
Service available for an extra cost
Full-service planningPartial planningDay-of coordination / wedding management
Planning begins12 Months out12 Months out12 Months out
Event Styling & Design
Budget Planning
Venue Recommendations
Vendor Selection
Vendor Management
Contract Review
Rentals & Linens
Invites & Stationery
RSVP Tracking
Wedding Website
Wedding Favors & Accessories
Accommodation Coordination
Venue Visits
Final Venue Walkthrough
Timeline Creation & Management
Onsite Event Management
Transportation Coordination
PricingStarts at $9,494Starts at $4,350Starts at $2,850



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  • Best Planner Ever!

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    Jackie W.Jul 6

    Lissa was incredible from start to finish! We were so overwhelmed at the start of wedding planning. When trying to find a planner, Lissa was the planner who we knew instantly had our best interests in making our day extra special. From the precision to detail, vendor recommendations, many meetings and follow-ups to our endless questions, Lissa kindness, professionalism and fun shined through! Leading up to the wedding, Lissa provided such a comprehensive timeline for our vendors & wedding party, it left us with so much ease on the wedding day. It left this planning every aspect of life bride with such calm leading up to and on the wedding day. SO many of our family, friends and wedding party raved about Lissa and her team that day. We can't thank Lissa and her amazing assistants enough for their wedding day magic and attention to every point of our big day!

  • Amazing!

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    Maral S.Jun 23, 2024

    Juliana was our day of coordinator and she and Lissa were so helpful during the planning process, and answering questions. Juliana made sure all vendors were set and questions were answered. Everything was so detailed and it really helped ease my mind. The day of-she was on it! She had everything under control in such a professional manner. She made sure that we were treated like royalty :) They are both so easy to talk to and so helpful. I highly recommend!!

  • Lissa made our day go perfectly

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    Wendy G.Jun 3, 2024

    Lissa and her team was absolutely wonderful from the initial contact up to the end of our wedding day! No matter what kind of wedding you're having, she will make you and your partner feel like you have all of her attention as the most important couple. Throughout the whole process, she was so professional and supportive, even with not as traditional ideas. She had such a quick response time, usually within a day, or a couple hours, and sometimes even sooner! Her attention to detail in making my timeline was also amazing and I felt that we were able to have the whole day planned to the dot before the big day. On the wedding day, she made sure everything ran so smoothly and we were not stressed out at all! We had some small hiccups with the layouts that our venue had set up, but a quick word from Lissa had them fixing the issue. She's the perfect amount of assertiveness, professionalism, and friendliness with everyone, including the guests. The largest thing that stood out to us was how much all of our other vendors loved Lissa and working with her, and we could see it throughout the day. Our venue had restrictions such as a short setup window, but Lissa communicated with them and navigated the situation very well to make everything go smoothly. Even though we had a venue management person for the day of, it was nothing compared to working with someone that truly focuses on you and your needs. Our vision was captured beautifully, and we do not regret hiring her at all!

  • If you want a flawless day, book her!

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    VeronicaMay 30, 2024

    How do I even begin to explain how INCREDIBLE Lissa and her entire team were! I was in graduate school, working part time, graduated, got a new job, and also bought a house and moved all within the 1.5 years we planned our wedding together! Through it all, I so appreciated Lissa's vendor recommendations, her attention to detail, and her fast communication - often responding to my emails in mere minutes! Immediately on our first call, Lissa eased any and all concerns and worries about planning a wedding, and her expertise came through right away, which is especially needed when working with a historic venue like mine (DAR in DC) Even though I got the partial planning package, Lissa was always available via text or email, and we also had multiple phone/Zoom calls as well where she would help make an actionable plan for the following weeks/months ahead. On the actual wedding day, I ate, drank, relaxed, danced, laughed, had fun, and I didn't have to worry about a single thing! The whole day was truly perfect and executed FLAWLESSLY. In addition, Lissa's colleagues during the day of, Abby and Gio, went above and beyond, and they even took surprise candid polaroid pictures to put in my guestbook which was such a sweet surprise the next day! 10/10 recommend!