Will & Rose Events

Service levels: Full-service planning

Team size: 1 – 13

About Will & Rose Events

Ricki Lee Mares

Owner and Lead Planner

Based in Virginia and Tennessee, Will & Rose Events is an event planning company that specializes in creating elegant and memorable wedding occasions. This company is owned and operated by Ricki Lee Mares, who offers an eye for style and a passion for people. This talented planner works across the East Coast, collaborating with engaged couples throughout Washington DC, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania areas. Will & Rose Events works with a personalized approach, taking the time to get to know your style and understand your vision for the day.

What makes us different is authenticity. The personality you see on our social pages or our website is exactly what you are signing up for when working with me and my team. I believe there is a level of care and kindness you will experience working with Will & Rose compared to working with other planners. I take the time to truly get to know you and your fiance because this is about YOU and your story and I am just honored to be a part of it and be a part of the reason you enjoy your day

In three words: Efficient, Organized, Positive

Services by planning level

Full-service planning

Pricing starts at $5,600

Partial planning

Pricing starts at $4,500

Day-of coordination / wedding management

Pricing starts at $3,500

Event design

Pricing starts at $5,600

Destination wedding

Pricing starts at $3,500

Elopement / microwedding

Pricing starts at $3,000



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  • Most amazing planner ever!

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    Nate Kearney Jun 5, 2024

    Will and rose events was the best planner to work with hands down! Their level of organization was impeccable! They always put forth an attitude of serving others and making sure their needs were met. Every team member we interacted with was always super professional and knew exactly when everything was supposed to be happening on the timeline! They definitely nailed the decor for the event and definitely captured the bride's vision, everything was stunning. You definitely will not be disappointed if you book Ricki and her team. They are the kindest and most skilled wedding planners we have ever worked with!

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    Alyssa S.Jun 6, 2024

    Ricki was absolutely AMAZING!! Never missed a call, text, or email and was so on top of everything. If she was out of town or with family, her team was on top of everything at all times. Such an amazing experience and if I could do one thing the same, it would be THIS. If anyone needs help planning a wedding and doesn’t know where to start, TRUST me…. this is the way to go!!

  • Talent & Honest Care

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    Obehi IdiakeJun 4, 2024

    Ricki is a coordinator that flawlessly manages her clients concerns and timeline throughout an event day. She also is a joy to work with. I have had the honor to work with her at several weddings and she and her team are fantastic. They are flexible, never not on top of things, kind, respectful and most of all they genuinely care about each person there. This is an easy decision to book! Don’t wait, invest in the best. Hire Will and Rose today!

  • Ricki is THE BEST

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    Courtney H.Jun 1, 2024

    Ricki was the absolute best investment I made in my wedding. She was so easy to work with and is single-handedly the reason my wedding went off without a hitch. From our first meeting to loading up decor at the end of the wedding day, she was amazing, enthusiastic, and professional. She went above and beyond in dealing with vendors and took so much off my plate. She also saved my mental health in the months/weeks leading up to the wedding, not bothered by my many questions and random thoughts and happily answered them all. She took my random thoughts and my very rough vision for decor and ran with it. I was stunned and amazed when I saw how everything turned out. She also was amazing in dealing with an unhappy venue staff member at the end of the wedding, ensuring our evening was perfect. So much so that we didn’t realize anything had happened until the next day. I cannot recommend Ricki and her team enough!!

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