wedding planners

Explore some of the best wedding planners in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Wedding planners in Cape Town are world-renowned for their creativity and eventing excellence. Here is our selection of the top wedding planners, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request Quotes button below to request a quote from all listed here, or contact them individually. 

With 15 years experience in the wedding and event industry, The Event Planners are able to host and organise any event, from intimate weddings to elaborate corporate functions. We are ready to help you plan your unique dream destination wedding, whether it be an intimate elopement for two or a grand affair. We thrive on creating bespoke weddings that reflect your one-of-a-kind style and personality.

Working with top service providers, we ensure that your highest expectations are met and that the wedding plan is executed flawlessly. It is our aim that you experience the months of planning leading up to your wedding day as stress-free and pleasant. We plan and execute every single detail, from our very first meeting to your guests’ last goodbyes in the early morning hours on your wedding day.

We live in New York City so planning a wedding abroad was not an option. Having Niki and Madri at the wedding was the biggest relief ever. They were beyond helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and professional. So quick to help with all of our crazy requests and last minute changes. They also planned a wine tour day with our massive crew which was flawless and so much fun. They took care of everything!!!! The family didn’t have to worry about a thing which was one of our biggest concerns having the wedding and reception at their home. They made things we were told “could not be done in Cape Town” happen and executed perfectly. I cannot recommend The Event Planners enough! – Candice & Gary


trunk events

The Trunk Events seed was planted 7 years ago and has flourished into a well-recognized and respected brand. Tracy is the owner and founder of Trunk Events. Having been in the fashion industry for almost 20 years, Tracy’s eye for styling & detail has been a great asset to the company. Trunk Events offers full wedding or event planning, on-the-day coordination as well as decor set-up and styling. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our couples and go along on this amazing journey leading up to their special day.

From planning and conceptualisation of the design and style of your function; right through to the very necessary number crunching to keep within budget, Tracy and her team offer an extremely hands-on service at

The most kind hearted staff can only be found here. They arranged our dream wedding in the Cape and we live in Mpumalanga, I felt totally in control of all of the plans even though I had no idea how it would all come together. And it turned out to be everything I wanted and more! The best day of our life. Trunk you are the bomb. May God bless you! – Nicole & Jaco

Nearest and Dearest Events, founded by Jenny Nicholls and Tessa Talmage, strives to conceptualize and implement bespoke experiences tailor-made to their client’s needs. The founders are two like-minded professionals, who are passionate about curating and implementing the most authentic and engaging experiences that their clients will never forget.

Specializing in weddings and elopements, corporate events, marriage proposals and honeymoon planning, no event is too big or small for our team’s capabilities. Each one of our events is tackled with a hands-on and detail-oriented approach and we pride ourselves in bringing a personalized touch to every occasion. This is evident in the quality of our weddings and events, of which we have extensive exposure in the industry.

Every wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion and needs to be nothing short of perfect. The memories shared with those nearest and dearest to the bride and groom are there to last forever. Nearest and Dearest Events’ professional and experienced team is there to ensure that our clients have the wedding they have always dreamed of and that everything runs smoothly. We believe in building a relationship with our bridal couples and would love to get to know you over a cup of tea and start planning your special day!

I had the absolute best experience with Tess and Jenny planning my wedding. Tess helped and guided me every step of the way leading up to the day, making sure even the finest of details were covered and organised, things I had not even thought about. This allowed me to remain so relaxed and be able to enjoy the whole process of the wedding preparation. I knew and trusted all the small details, vendors and coordination were under control.

Tess is one of the most organised people I have ever met, which again put me at such ease leading up to the big day. On the wedding day, Tess and Jen were incredible and so professional. They made sure everything ran smoothly, on time and just the way we had imagined. Again there was not a thing that we had to worry about on our day. I could not recommend Tess and Jen enough for a smooth running and stress free wedding. I wouldn’t change a thing if I could! – Melissa Thompson-Naude

Passion and service are at the heart of Blank Canvas Event Design and our greatest joy is to treat each wedding as a “blank canvas”. We strongly feel that your wedding or event should be a true reflection of who you are, not a showcase of our experience or a “copy-paste” of past events. If our years in the performing arts industry have taught us anything, it is that “the show must go on” and we bring that dedication to every event that we do. No matter the crisis that might pop up, we find a practical solution without the “audience” noticing a thing. Whether you need us on the day or months in advance, we bring more than 11 years of experience and great working relationships with a plethora of wonderful suppliers to the table to create the stress-free wedding or event of your dreams. Click here to see more.

Amazing team!! I was planning my wedding in Cape Town from the USA and Margaux and her team made my wedding dreams come true! Highly recommended!! – Sammy van Blommenstein

We plan luxurious, sophisticated weddings and events in Cape Town and its spectacular surrounding areas. Working with a trusted collection of talented suppliers in the industry, I lend my experience and creativity to bring your exact vision to life. We are passionate about making your wedding or event unique and memorable and ensuring that the planning before your special day is effortless and relaxed. We want to make your dreams come true by giving you a magical wedding or event. We love helping our international couples manage every detail about their South African destination wedding, so if you are dreaming about a Cape Town wedding, let your journey begin here! Click here to see more.

Well, what can I say but BRILLIANT!! Piece of Cake Weddings is one of the most professional and supportive wedding planners in the whole of Cape Town. Gail, their head planner is not only organised and efficient but will give you the wedding of your dreams and work within your budget. There is nothing Gail and her team won’t do to give you your best day ever!!! Gail is one of the best planners that I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I would do it all over again!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the whole process so special. Anyone would be lucky to have you through their wedding planning journey. – Jamie-lee & David

Pluk is a wedding planning and décor concept designing company based in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Paarl, Western Cape.

From detailed wedding planning to décor & floral designs – I, Lizelle Fourie your wedding planner will ensure that your expectations are met from start to finish.

Years of experience, creativity and passion for the wedding and event industry has led to the existence of this company. A Love of planning, flowers and perfection has driven me to take this vision and turn it into reality. I truly do believe in wedding planning to perfection and that is exactly what my beautiful clients can expect when choosing Pluk as their wedding coordinator or décor stylist. Pluk’s aim is to ensure that you’ll experience a stress-free wedding planning experience. Click here to see more.

wedding concepts

Regarded as leaders in the field of luxury weddings in South Africa – Wedding Concepts have developed an international reputation for handcrafting stylish and sophisticated celebrations that truly stand out from the crowd.

Their team – with founder Christina Holt at the helm – works with a simple premise at heart: creating the most personalised, unforgettable wedding experiences with the highest levels of service, creativity and authenticity. They only take on a select number of clients each year to ensure every wedding couple receives their full attention and personal care.

Experts on destination weddings, Wedding Concepts are a respected voice in the industry both locally and globally. They have recently (and proudly) been recognised with a coveted international award as “Best Wedding Planners in Africa” and are regularly invited to speak and share their knowledge at luxury events around the world. Click here to see more.

We felt compelled to extend a couple of lines after such a faultless and flawless sequence of events during our day. Your professionalism, dedication and generosity have produced magical moments; unanimously acknowledged by all guests. Indeed we are being told on many occasions that our wedding was unique, spectacular, and fabulous; countless superlatives. Some have confessed having been transformed by the sheer beauty and perfection whilst others simply reiterated having attended their most exquisite wedding celebration. Kudos for a job well done. – Cindy & Seyni

After living and working in the UK for almost 12 years, Candace – Founder and owner of Mkono Events – decided to pack up her family and return home to South Africa. Candace has worked in this industry for over a decade and she has a passion for delivering memorable and authentic event experiences for all her clients with attention down to the smallest detail. We specialise in planning events that are unique and interesting, reflecting our clients uniqueness.
Considering our name (Mkono) means “hand” in Swahili, our company ethos is to collaborate with other local suppliers and artisans, remaining truly local. We also want to give all our clients a guiding hand through the event planning process. Our company values (Personal, Excellence and Diversity) encompass what this industry is all about. We work alongside a wide range of suppliers to cohesively deliver your epic day seamlessly. This group of people have become our colleagues and friends and we are thrilled to work alongside them. For an authentic event experience, contact us and let’s chat.

Our wedding was not going to be the regular pretty florals and soft-touch type of wedding. We wanted the day to reflect us as a couple and our love for the sea. Candace didn’t even blink when we told her we wanted a floral-free wedding and what she designed and delivered was better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for knowing exactly what I wanted before I even knew. Your creativity, professionalism and genuine love for our wedding day was unforgettable. – William & Leanne

Basically, I love weddings! I think coming from a wedding planner, that is a given. My wedding was actually supposed to happen on April 25th 2020, but we had to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy & I decided that we didn’t want 2020 to be made up of only sad things, so we decided to get married in a private ceremony, just the 2 of us. We were married on September 19th 2020 under a beautiful oak tree in Franschhoek. Our big celebration was on April 17th 2021, I feel so lucky I got to marry the love of my life twice, AND I got to wear another wedding dress. (hence my photos above of my two beautiful dresses) I mean, pretty sure that is something dreams are made of?!

I always wanted my wedding day to be perfect, just as much as you do. I have loved weddings all my life, they are just so romantic and as clichéd as it may sound, it is the first day of the rest of your life, and what a day it will be! I am a 36 year old born and bred Capetonian. I started out in the wedding industry as a Professional Wedding Photographer in 2008. With each wedding that I photographed, I realised how much I loved being a part of my bride and groom’s special day, (I also realised how many brides were in way over their heads and completely stressed out) and slowly but surely,

I made my move into becoming a Professional Wedding Planner here in Cape Town. I have been the proud owner of The Mosaic Wedding Company since 2011 and have planned many weddings since its opening. If you decide to choose me to plan your wedding, please be assured that the utmost love and affection will go into every thought and moment spent planning YOUR Legendary Day. Click here to see more.

We both want to say such a massive thank you. We knew straight away that you were the person for the job, on that first Skype and man did you deliver. Not only did you set us up with the most amazing team of professionals who did the most amazing job of bringing together the vision we had for our wedding, but you translated all our crazy ideas and made them come to life.

I felt so confident leaving our wedding in your hands on the day and didn’t worry once, even when changes had to be made due to the weather. Everything was so beautiful on the day and everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. For such a small wedding that makes me so happy, I was worried we wouldn’t have enough atmosphere, but in the end it was brilliant, the flowers and decor and lighting really set the atmosphere up.

You and Rowenna did a fabulous job. You must hear this a lot, but it was like working with a friend by the end. We always felt like we were your only couple, no matter how busy you were with all your other weddings. You always replied promptly, even when you’d had a wedding on or should have been off on a weekend. You are most definitely the best in the business and were our wedding fairy! We really can’t thank you enough for making our day magical. – Ally & Grant

Creators of fine weddings and events – Planning a wedding or event? Allow Franschhoek Weddings & Events to help you plan, organise and execute your vision without a glitch.

A division of Franschhoek Flowers, Franschhoek Weddings & Events specialise in the creation of fine weddings and events in the Winelands. A popular wedding destination for local and international couples, we have ample experience working with some of the top venues in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Paarl, planning and coordinating weddings with our clients in person or remotely.

Franschhoek Weddings & Events offers various coordination and planning packages to help clients realise their dream effortlessly. As such we can help with a full wedding planning and coordination package, on-the-day coordination only or décor rentals and styling. Click here to see more.

Everyone was so blown away by the flowers and thank you soooooo much for making it beyond amazing. I know how much back and forth we did in the months prior, but they really turned out beyond elegant and I am so happy we chose the King proteas. My American friends have never seen any and they can not get over how unique and amazing they are.  Wonderful work! I can’t wait to recommend you to anyone! – Bride Amanda, USA

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Our tips: Book your wedding planner

This is the first step to creating your dream day. Booking a wedding planner must be at the top of your to-do list! You receive so much value, expertise, advice and guidance while saving time and money along the way.  

Know when to ask for help. With busy work schedules and tons to get done it is a good idea to invest in a wedding planner. Depending on your needs and of course your budget, you can make use of a planner that only oversees certain tasks. An on the day coordinator will make your wedding day run smoothly or a planner that is there, helping you from start, guiding your choices to make your budget work for you.

Besides your budget, it’s important to keep in mind that you need a planner whose personality suits you as a couple, one that understands your style and with experience that you can rely on.

Wedding planners usually have more than one package option, depending on the size and duration of the wedding celebrations. Here are a few questions to answer to help your planner choose the best package for your wedding:

• What is your wedding budget?
• What is the size of your wedding?  How many guests?
• Will your wedding run over a few days or just one day?
• Do you have an idea of a wedding date?  Are you flexible on this date?
• Have you seen a venue that you love?
• Have you already booked any of your suppliers?