Timeless Williamsburg Weddings

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Full planning - Up to 1.5 years out

If you're searching for a wedding planner who knows Williamsburg, Virginia and who can take your Pinterest board and create a timeless vision and package with a stress-free process...

you're in the right place.

With over 15 years of industry experience of planning Virginia weddings and submerging ourselves in every avenue of the wedding industry, we have mastered the art of planning a Williamsburg, Virginia wedding with over 450 in our portfolio.

On your wedding day, we don't mind holding an umbrella for you while you get from point a to point b or feeding raisins to a crying toddler (only if their mom says it okay), or helping your flower girl get down the aisle. We will do everything we can to ensure that you and your families are truly guests at your own wedding. 

You might be thinking "this all sounds great, but how do you actually make a wedding process stress-free?"

So glad you asked.

Here's the thing...in your Google searches I'm sure you've found a LOT of Williamsburg wedding planners, but, can any of them boast over 15 years of experience with a team of over ten people? This experience coupled with the fact that we work at the same venues over and over enables us to tackle any sort of issue that comes up before and on wedding day. We truly are prepped for anything because we've seen everything.

Because of this, in the Williamsburg wedding world we are considered the premiere wedding planner.


The Wedding Company of Williamsburg made my daughter’s wedding the perfect day! Hiring a wedding coordinator was absolutely one of the best decisions that we made when planning my daughter’s wedding and finding Jess and her company was a Godsend. From beginning to end, she took meticulous care of each and every detail. Jess’s passion for weddings combined with her organization and attention to detail made my daughter’s wedding, one of the best days of my life. I was able to thoroughly enjoy the entire day and not worry about details. Having Jess at the helm enabled us to be carefree as we visited with all of our guests and danced the night away. I highly recommend Jess Aiken and The Wedding Company of Williamsburg to everyone planning a wedding."

"The day wouldn’t have been the same without Jess or her team. 

Jess, owner of the Wedding Co of Williamsburg, is not only creative, collaborative, caring, and hardworking — but she’s the best. My cousin, who is from LA, and had the most fabulous wedding, noted she was the best planner she’s ever seen. That says something.

I went to Jess with a specific vision and we worked collaboratively to exceed it! I don’t know what I would have done without her. Jess tailors the experience to each bride and pours her heart into every detail and aspect of your wedding. When she says she will cry at your wedding and you will become friends. She means it."

"Full coordination was worth every. single. penny. 

My now husband and I were living far from Williamsburg, both working busy jobs, and decided early on that we'd want help. Jess knows so much about weddings in general and specifically Williamsburg-area vendors, and even though I am an organized person, there is no way I could have kept track of everything without her and kept my sanity.

She is incredibly responsive, beyond friendly, and finds a great balance between letting you run with your own vision and adding in her own suggestions based on her experience.

I have told every friend of mine that when they get married they should do everything they can to save the money for a planner because our experience with Jess was truly invaluable."

So...in a nutshell we're Williamsburg's premiere wedding planner because...

  • We have extensive experience in the Williamsburg area with over 15+ years
  • We have a team of 11 people that enables us to take on bigger weddings with more detail
  • We ONLY work with Williamsburg area weddings ensuring we know the area like the back of your hand 
  • We work repeatedly at the same sought after venues

what's included
in full planning

  • Unlimited email support starting fifteen months from the wedding with check-in’s leading up to the big day 
  • Online dashboard system from the start of your wedding planning contract: Includes checklists, timelines, budget spreadsheets, RSVP management, layout design, and so much more
  • Access to our Ultimate Wedding Planning Portal from signing of the contract: Portal includes PDF’s, educational modules for monthly to-do’s, and ultimate planning tools
  • General planning meetings as needed *based on planner & couple's availability
  • Full Design Plan to include full design with budget coordination, management of all rental contracts, scheduling & attendance of all showroom appointments, and wedding mock up day with place settings, linens, and floral mock up *cost of florals not included*
  • Vendor recommendations for up all vendor categories with research assistance. In addition to booking assistance & contract review. Vendor management & meetings for the entirety of the planning is also included. 
  • Hotel Room Block Setup & Coordination
  • Budget estimate with full summary, management & payment reminders
  • Two Wedding Walkthroughs (Initial and final)
  • Wedding Website creation and assistance with guest communication through wedding website and Invitation coordination (assembly & RSVP tracking in Aisle Planner) 
  • Timeline and diagram distribution to vendors involved, after creation of timeline, 5 weeks, 2 weeks, and week of wedding day (created after timeline questionnaire is answered by couple after the 6 month out period)
  • Wedding diagram creation and sharing with couples vendors & venue (created after wedding walkthrough)
  • VIP bridal party coordination email & timeline for all bridal party members with planners' contact information (sent week of the wedding to all VIP’s)
  • Wedding ceremony rehearsal for up to 1 hour led by lead planner and Day of Coordination to include up to 12 hours of service with two wedding planners. Off-site ceremony requires additional $250 fee.

starting at $18,000

The Process

inquire on website

First, let's setup a wedding consultation to discuss your wedding and learn more about how we can serve you .

the boring paperwork

When you decide to book we will send a contract services questionnaire. You'll fill that out and we then create the wedding contract and invoice for you for 50% of your wedding planning package. 

Online Aisle Planner Dashboard

You'll get access to our customer relationship management software, Aisle Planner, from the day you sign the wedding contract .

your planner will be chosen

Once all the bookkeeping is done, you'll be introduced to your planner via email and the next steps will be provided. 

venue walkthrough

You'll get a venue walkthrough at the beginning of planning or when you come into town and a final walkthrough to review final details, typically 1.5 months out from the wedding.

vendor recommendations and communication

Your planner handles all vendor recommendations, all bookings, contract review, and keeps track of payments and payment reminders. We communicate with the caterer or all-inclusive venue the final numbers for catering and breakdown of meals. We also communicate with ALL vendors through the entirety of planning.

timeline and diagrams

Your timeline and diagrams will be completed following the first walkthrough. You'll have access to them before they are sent out to vendors and your planner will work on it with you until two months from the wedding. They will be sent out to all vendors five weeks out, two weeks out, and week of the wedding with updates.

design and budget

We will provide you with a full design plan in tandem with a full budget breakdown. We show you how to achieve the budget you've set forth for the vision you want to have. 


Your planner will provide monthly checklist items starting from the day you sign the contract and tell you what you should be doing each month. 


Your planner will provide monthly checklist items starting from the day you sign the contract and tell you what you should be doing each month. 

okay i'm sold.

But how do I know if full planning is for me?

Our Full Planning and Design Package is perfect for the couple who wants everything taken care of! Of course you will make the ultimate decisions, but we will educate you and point you in all the right directions!

In full planning and design we take on every detail for you! We help gather your wedding design thoughts and find ways to make that vision become a reality all within your style and budget. Every meeting will be handled. Every vendor will be recommended and we will carry out all communication with each of them. 

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Got questions?

We've got answers.

When will I be assigned a Wedding Co. Planner? 

For all packages, we provide the couple with their planner and their contact information, immediately following the booking process with Wedding Co.

Do you all do Custom Packages?

While we have the ability to do custom packages, we tend to stick with the wedding planning packages we have set in place. Over the years, we have found that these serve the majority of our clients well. 

Do you travel outside of Williamsburg, Virginia? 

We are named the Wedding Company of Williamsburg for a reason! While we have made exceptions and have served couples outside of the Williamsburg/New Kent area, we rarely travel outside of the area. We have become known for Williamsburg and New Kent Weddings and we pride ourselves on being experts on what the area has to offer. 

How many weddings do you all do a year?

We typically plan and assist on anywhere from 35 - 45 weddings a year. With a team of 5 lead planners, none of us take on more than 10 weddings a year to ensure our couples are getting the best planning services possible. 

I’m ready to book a consultation, how do I do that? 

Yay! We would love to meet with you to see how we can best serve your needs. Please submit your inquiry on our contact page. You will receive an email right away with our planning packages and offerings. In addition, you will be provided with a link to book a wedding consultation with us. It’s a free, no obligation, meeting! 

What makes your Company different? 

We are so glad you asked! We put hospitality above everything. We want you and your family to feel as if they are guests at your wedding. We do this by providing concierge services on the wedding day like bringing lunch, bringing drinks, and being there for you and your family every step of the way. In addition, our 15+ years of experience in the Williamsburg wedding market, has allowed us to become experts in what the area has to offer. Our knowledge of the area’s wedding industry exceeds expectations. 

What type of services do you offer? 

We currently offer Wedding Day Management services, Partial Planning, Full Planning and Design services. We limit the number of design services each year to ensure each client receives the attention they deserve. 

What type of communication do you offer? 

Each planner is different. From the start of your planning experience, your planner will tell you the best way to contact them. Email is included in your package. Most of our team members love text, phone calls, email, and using the app, Voxer for communication. 

i'm jess

the leading lady here at wedding company of williamsburg

I've been in the industry for over fourteen years, executing weddings in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. I'm a Williamsburg native, turned wedding planner. 

I am a firefighter wife, mommy to Owen, a pup pup mom, and weddings are my passion! Most days you will find me in an oversized sweatshirts with my favorite jeans with a latte in hand. 

As the Owner, I have a hand in every wedding that comes through our doors but personally, I take on six full planning and design weddings a year.

I can't wait to meet you and hear all about your wedding vision! 

"Jess and her team will make sure your day is so special and I am so grateful to her for everything she did for us."

we can't wait to support you on your day

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