With a humble heart and gracious attention to detail, we lighten your load and eliminate the stress of planning and executing a luxury event with many moving parts. Our knowledge, experience and expertise allow us to seamlessly save you time and sanity while ensuring you gain access to the highest quality vendors, suppliers and services.
It is one-part art, one-part storytelling and all-parts unapologetic dedication to what we do.
working with us
We believe in lovingly and carefully planned events; thoughtfully designed and perfectly executed. We believe that this next chapter of your story deserves to be defined by a beautiful celebration; one that radiates with your personal style and fulfills your every goal. And we believe in you and your vision for your special day.
Luxury wedding design and planning rich in elegance and artistry.
You don’t want to become one of those couples
Nails bitten to the quick. Nerves on high alert. Bloodshot eyes from sleepless nights spent searching for THE perfect florist/band/celebrant/venue (...and all the caffeine they’ve consumed just to stay awake).
All while they struggle with the overwhelming reality of designing and planning an event that not only gets bigger and more complex every time they look at it but is also the most important day of their life.
You’re here because you want to enjoy your engagement as much as you enjoyed getting engaged ... And as much as you hope to enjoy your wedding day.
That’s what we’re here for.
We design, plan and orchestrate artful weddings and events that are carefully and lovingly planned, perfectly executed and filled with refined grace and sophistication.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP:
- Cultivate a clear and captivating vision for your wedding day.
- Save you time (and grey hairs) by offering access to the perfect wedding vendors. We can spot the best from the rest and have the skills and industry discernment to ensure you’re being taken care of by only the most premium and professional vendors.
- Take away the hassle and burden of communicating with your vendors personally by serving as the sole point of contact.
- Protect you from making inefficient decisions during that planning process that have financial or quality service implications.
- Ensure you have fun and cherish every moment by serving as full managers (complete with trouble-shooting, problem-solving and relative-wrangling skills) on your wedding day.
WE COULD BE YOUR PERFECT WEDDING PLANNING MATCH IF:
- You’re searching for true wedding planning and design experts that you can trust completely to thoughtfully and skillfully bring your vision to life.
- You believe that every good wedding is grounded in grace and steeped in sophistication.
- You want access to an exclusive network of luxury wedding event suppliers and vendors that have our tick of approval.
- You want to pass off the pressure and bring in a team of solutions-focused creatives and thinkers that will respect your budget, keep you aligned with the planning timetable and carefully manage the big and little details of your wedding day.
Ready to have your wedding cake and eat it too?
Fill our brief contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with more details so you can learn more about how we can help you design, plan and execute the perfect wedding day.
...You went above and beyond on every detail to ensure we had the best day of our lives. You guys made our day so special, we will never forget it. Our families thank you as well. Our parents couldn’t stop talking about how perfect everything was. You must know you also gave them the best day of their lives. Everything was magical. Everything wildly exceeded our expectations! Thanks again Liz and Maria, you guys form a very very special team. I wish you guys all the success and happiness in the world, because you deserve it. Keep taking the wedding industry by storm!"
- gabriel + jackie
“There are no words to describe how grateful Jackie and I are to Claire and the CDWE team.
...Everything ran smoothly, any hiccups were addressed without my knowing and we even ran ahead of schedule. They were attentive and professional throughout the entire night, and even helped fix my hair after an hour on the dance floor for the exit pictures. Claire and Liz are incredibly responsive in the months leading up to the wedding, and answer any questions thoroughly and quickly. I can't recommend Claire Duran Weddings & Events enough!"
- taylor + ryan
"Claire and Liz were the reason why so many of my guests told me how calm I seemed!
...They literally saved our wedding after we had issues with our first planners and had to fire them. We decided to get married at a private villa north of Punta Cana about 30 minutes, which complicated the planning enough, but I also had a specific vision, which could not have been executed had we attempted to plan everything on our own. Claire is from the Dominican Republic and visits frequently. She even made a trip to the venue (which I had never seen in person) during one of her trips back without me even asking. I am not very good at making decisions and putting together decor, but Claire and her team put together a proposal for everything, which perfectly captured what I wanted. In my opinion, they have gorgeous taste! They were very responsive and tolerant of all my questions, which I'm sure were quite silly at times. I highly recommend them for planning your wedding as they are such a committed team! I always felt like I was their only client. :)"
- alison + brian
"Claire and her team were fantastic!
...I had thought about getting a day-of planner, but a friend suggested Claire for a month of coordinator. I am SO SO happy I decided to move forward. I am a little bit of a mess when it came to planning and the month of would have been a nightmare without them. They helped with every last detail on the day of and all of my last minute questions. I had so many people amazed at how calm I was leading up to the wedding. This meant that I actually able to ENJOY our big day. They made everything so perfect. You NEED these two super-women to wow all of your friends and family, and keep your day fun!"
- claire + billy
"Claire and Liz were INCREDIBLE!!
...When I first met Claire, I was about 8 months out and overwhelmed. Communication with my venue had broken down and I felt like pulling off my vision was never going to happen. Claire turned all of that around. She worked through every detail with me and gave me ideas I would never have even thought of! Claire has some of the best taste and style I have ever seen- her work being constantly featured on some of the most popular wedding blogs is no coincidence...More than just creating a beautiful wedding design-Claire always went above and beyond to be my planner in every respect. She was always extremely responsive and unbelievably organized... For anyone getting married in the DR- having Claire as your planner will be the best decision you will make for your wedding...1000% recommend!"
- meghan + taylor
"I am not sure there are words to fully describe how amazing Claire is and how important she was to our wedding.
At Claire Duran Weddings & Events, we use a three-part fee structure that ensures your investment with us is supported by the value of the highest quality services for which we are renown. Our commitment to transparency, honesty and care is our signature trademark. There are no hidden kickbacks and, as a rule, we do not accept commissions from any vendor so we can ensure the proposals you receive contain the best possible prices. What you see is what you pay and no one else comes close to treating our clients as well as we do.
Our Wedding Coordination package starts at US$3,000. Our Full Service Wedding Planning and Design pricing is customized to each client's needs. With our three-part fee structure, typically our honorariums would start at around $15,000. If that works within your overall budget, get in touch and we’ll get the party started!
We have been fortunate to see our work published in a variety of publications.
“If you’ve ever thought elegant design and beach weddings couldn’t possibly go together, this stunner of a wedding from...Claire Duran Weddings & Events...is about to prove you wrong.”