Leah Fontaine Photography
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Best Day Ever!

From the design to the details, the Best Day Ever! team is here to help you enjoy the planning process and to ensure that you are thrilled with your big day. Joanne's three children have recently married, and Andrea was a recent bride herself. Our combined experiences and unique perspectives allow us to understand what couples need and cater to their individual styles.

We are a full-service event planning company. From "I Will!" to "I Do!" we can help you find your vision with styling and design, we can match you up with vendors perfectly suited to your needs and we can manage all those pesky details so you don't have to! Just looking for a day-of coordinator? No problem - we've got that covered too!

We’ll get back to you promptly, we’ll be your main resource, we'll help you get the best value for your budget, and we’ll make sure it all stays fun for you! We’ll work hard to ensure that your wedding dreams are fulfilled. We’d love to talk to you about making your special day the Best Day Ever!

Contact Joanne today at 651-483-3456 or BestDayEverWeddingsMN@gmail.com to arrange your free consultation.

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What can a Wedding Planner do for you?

Save you time.
Planning a wedding takes an enormous amount of time. A wedding planner has the time, skills and industry knowledge to help you make the best decisions. We suggest vendors that match your vision, personality and budget. We keep track of schedules and details so you don’t have to. We can do as little or as much as you want us to.

Save you money.
Your wedding may be the biggest party you will ever throw. You’ll spend a lot of money on food and photography, music and flowers. Don’t overlook the person who can orchestrate the whole day! A wedding planner will work with you to set a budget and then help you stick to it, stretching your dollar as far as it will go while honoring your priorities. We will help prevent costly mistakes and we will pass along any vendor discounts we receive.

Save you from regrets.
The average wedding has more than a dozen different vendors. The right ones can make your day; the wrong ones can ruin it. We delight in matching the perfect vendors with each wedding. We've done the research, we know the people, we will offer recommendations we think you'll love. We'll even guide you with interview questions to ask and factors to consider in your decisions.

Save your day.
You (and your mother) should sip champagne, relax and remain blissfully ignorant of any little details that need addressing during the day. A wedding planner takes care of these.

Help focus your vision.
In this day of Pinterest and endless creative inspiration, it can be difficult to narrow your focus and make decisions. A wedding planner helps you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. We help put together a cohesive event that truly reflects your personality.

Offer advice.
Guest lists, etiquette, registries and more: a wedding provides lots of wading into unfamiliar territory. A wedding planner can help you navigate your way.

Save your relationships.
There’s nothing like a wedding to bring out a wealth of family dynamics. A wedding planner can be a mediator and an objective resource in tricky family situations.

Minimize your stress and maximize your fun.
A wedding planner coordinates meetings, remembers details and asks the right questions. We help you manage your checklists and schedule your day. We ensure that your engagement period is the special time that it should be. We ensure that your wedding day goes smoothly and exceeds your expectations.

A wedding planner will not make decisions for you or take away any of the fun of planning, but we will be there to help you make informed decisions and to ensure that your plans are executed properly. Your wedding happens just once, so why not invest in the professional assistance of a planner who can free you from every responsibility other than enjoying your day.

Our Talented Team

  • Joanne I love everything about weddings! Since helping my daughter create her Best Day Ever a few years ago, I’ve worked with many other couples on all kinds of weddings and details. I've worked on beautiful weddings in barns, backyards, country clubs and the newest Twin Cities venues, plus lovely weddings in other states. I've also handled anniversary parties, reunions and showers. I love the uniqueness of each event and the challenge of working with new couples to see their vision come to life. I love keeping track of the details, matching up the best fit vendors and helping couples design their perfect day - while ensuring a stress-free process for everyone, including the moms!

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  • Andrea I am a daydreamer and weddings are one of my favorite topics. I love to see the endless ways couples personalize their wedding to reflect their personalities and interests. I make sure that no detail is overlooked and the wedding day runs according to plans. I love being a part of the Best Day Ever team and helping couples experience their wedding visions come to life!


Every wedding is unique and every bride is special to us. We’ll get back to you promptly, we’ll be your main resource, we'll help you get the best value for your budget, we’ll help keep the planning process fun for you! And we’ll work hard to ensure that your wedding dreams are fulfilled! We’d love to talk to you about making your big day the Best Day Ever.

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Leah Fontaine Photography

Because we understand that every wedding is unique and different, all of our packages are completely customizable. Choose the areas with which you need help and we will come up with a reasonable price. All packages include unlimited email and phone correspondence, plus in-person meetings as needed, as well as etiquette guidance. Also – we always pass along to you any vendor discounts we receive!

Forever & Always: The Full Plan
A wedding consists of Design, Details and the Day-of. This will probably be the biggest party you’ve ever thrown – and you’ve never done it before! Luckily, we have – and we’re here to help! We’ll help you create your vision and bring it to life. You make the decisions and we execute them. We’ll do the work – you have the fun!

Services can include all the elements from the Design, Details and Day-Of Packages.

Prices start at $4500

Starlight: The Design Plan
Do you find Pinterest inspiring but also overwhelming? We can help you create a cohesive, unique look that embraces your personalities and style.

Areas of assistance can include:

  • Décor and styling
  • Stationery
  • Attire
  • Floral
  • Favors and gifts
  • Vendor and venue recommendations
  • Inspiration Board

Prices start at $2000

Enchanted: The Details Plan

Are you worried about the details and decisions? Feeling stressed that there is too much to do – and you might forget something or get it wrong? We’ll make sure nothing is overlooked and all your plans are perfect!

Services can include:

  • Personalized timeline and checklist, updated monthly
  • Budget assistance
  • Vendor and venue recommendations and management
  • Rentals
  • Transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Appointments
  • Guest list management
  • Invitation assembling and addressing
  • Wedding related parties (engagement, showers, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, brunch)
  • Wedding website creation and maintenance

Prices start at $2000

Today is a Fairytale: The Day-of Plan
Be the guest at your wedding! We’ll wear the watch and carry the phone and clipboard so you don’t have to. We’ll ensure that your day runs smoothly, on schedule and that it goes exactly your way!

Services can include:

  • Rehearsal
  • 2 customized timelines: 1 Vendor and 1 Family + Bridal Party
  • Ceremony and reception set up
  • Flowers distributed and pinned
  • Point person for vendors and guest
  • Oversee timing and cues
  • Transport ceremony items to reception
  • Secure gifts for transport
  • Distribute final payments and gratuities
  • Emergency kit
  • Arrange an end-of-night plan**

Prices start at $2000
** Services end approximately when dancing begins. End-of-night clean-up is available for an additional charge.

Sparks Fly: Ala Carte Services
Services can include any items listed above.

Prices vary

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