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Planning a Wedding

Getting Married in North Carolina:

Whether it's exchanging your vows on our beautiful beaches, at a historic landmark, or any other romantic setting, Coastal Events can help to create the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

North Carolina laws make it simple and easy to get married. A marriage license can be obtained at any Register of Deeds office in North Carolina. There is no waiting period and no blood tests are required so you can use your license that day if you want. It is good for 60 days from the date of issue and can be used at any location in North Carolina. Both parties must be present and must show valid photo identification cards and proof of social security numbers when applying for a license. If either person has been divorced, the divorce decree is required as well. Once married, your officiant is responsible for getting your marriage license to the proper place.

Why hire a coordinator?

Our expert advice, organizational skills, and local contacts help make the planning process for your wedding an enjoyable experience. Our knowledge of the industry and local area can help save you time, stress and money. We can assist with booking venues, as well as arrange and act as a liaison for services such as florists, entertainment, photographers and caterers. Throughout the process, we can assist you with a wide range of topics from budget and timeline planning to wedding etiquette. Coastal Events is here to help make your event as memorable and enjoyable as possible!

If you still question if it is the right decision or not, check out our Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner.

Contracting with Coastal Events

It is important to book your event date as early as possible. Dates are limited to allow for personal attention and service to each client. Coastal Events requires a contract, accompanied by a deposit, to reserve a date. Once a date is reserved, no other events will be booked for that day

Coastal Events offers three types of service to all clients. Each option has a different contract.

> A flat fee for an event from start to finish.

  • Event management from start to finish. Includes but is not limited to:
  • Initial consultation to answer any questions that you may have about the planning process.
  • Unlimited email and phone communications through-out your whole process.
  • Assistance in locating the perfect ceremony & reception site.
  • Assistance in securing vendors to match your style and budget.
  • Contract Negotiation and communication with your wedding day specialists.
  • Development and distribution of time line for the week and day of your wedding.
  • On site for Rehearsal, Ceremony, and Reception.
  • Assistance in the set-up with vendor management of ceremony and reception location(s).
  • Download a Full Service Contract

> Day of wedding Coordination.

  • Booked no more than 120 Days (4 months) in advance.
  • The difference between Full service and Day of coordination = Vendor Referrals
  • You provide me with contracts from retained vendors.
    • I’ll review and make suggestions, if needed.
  • Confirm all vendors and contracts.
  • On site for Rehearsal, Ceremony, and Reception.
  • Development and distribution of time line for the week and day of your wedding.
  • Assistance in the set-up with vendor management of ceremony and reception location(s).
  • Download a Day of Coordination Contract

> Custom Packages.

  • Created specifically for smaller more intimate weddings.
  • Pricing based on the size of your wedding and budget.


Check our availability

> View a 18-month calendar of bookings

Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our services and how we can help you make your wedding dream a reality.


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