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Cedar Rapids Wedding Planners

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Weddings By Carue
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Sarah L.
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Weddings by Carue was the best choice we could have made for our invitations. Carissa was so patient with me as we finalized the design, making sure I had exactly what I wanted. The final product is beautiful: elegant and classy without being ostentatious, the perfect design to set the tone for our wedding day. The pricing is quite affordable, especially when other area designers are charging a lot more. The service was excellent from start to finish!

Best Dressed Events
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Kathy B.
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I found Michelle on Bravobride.com and I couldnt be happier. I am renting chair covers and isle runner from her for my daughters Sept. Wedding and I saved so much money by renting these items. She emails me with any answers to my questions so quickly. I well write again once I get and use her items but am so excited to work with her shes very helpful.


We specialize in wedding planning and decorating special events in southeastern Iowa. We are locally owned and operated by Margie Yoder and Jennifer Yoder Stout. We offer wedding and event planning, full and day-of services. We also offer full decorating, decor rental services, planning, and consulting services for wedding ceremony sites (indoor and outdoor), rehearsal dinners, receptions, and any major event, meeting or dinner party, inclusive of linens (over 40 colors to choose from), chair covers (white or black), chair sashes and table runners (over 40 colors to choose from), centerpieces, backdrops, lighting, staging, etc. For wedding and event planning we are happy to fit a customized package to your needs. Whether it be just rehearsal and day-of-wedding needs to full service we can help you with every aspect of your wedding.


I am an event planner. I do weddings, music, entertainment, parties, graduations, and concerts. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Some people have a perfect vision, along with the resources, to plan their own event but want a professional to execute the plans they've put in place. Others want a fully customized event that incorporates their vision that they can just show up to and enjoy the day. Some people fall in between those two places and want some assistance during the planning process but also want a professional to run the day. I can customize a package that fits all of your needs; all you have to do is decide which is the best fit for you!


I perform weddings, do all contacting for reunions and organize events. Wedding planning will be done by my wife. She has over 40 years of experience. We do the party too.


Hello! As you know planning a wedding or an event is hard work. You need to know whose services to use, and who is trustworthy. You also know that it takes a lot of planning and that takes time. I have experience with many vendors and know who is worth the money. I am an experienced planner and I am always looking for more events and weddings to plan. I do look forward to hearing from you. Services offered are: * Full Event Planning * Partial Event Planning * Day Of Planning * Consultation


Bash Rental and Event Planning is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, and corporate and nonprofit events each year in Iowa and Minnesota. Our extensive party rental inventory, in-house design studio, unparalleled linen selection, backdrop and themed decor make us a one-stop shop for all your special event needs. Come see us today.


I design, create, and implement. I design anything, from clothing to events. I have planned weddings and other events for over 10 years.


Catering, food services for individuals, groups, business. We also do event planning and services for weddings, graduations, parties, corporate events.

  • 9 years in business

Each of our wedding ceremonies is customized for each individual couple. We love what we do and it shows in our ceremonies. It will be one that your guests will not forget.

Q & A

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What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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