Weddings & Events by Raina is a Nashville based boutique event and wedding planning firm that has prided itself for the past 26 years on creating bespoke stylish and memorable events in the greater Nashville area. Our team has planned and been a part of nearly 2,000 events, the quality of which, can be reflected in the countless reviews from happy clients and their families.
Our clients hire us for the concierge level of customer service we provide them, their loved ones and their event guests. We treat every client like they are family. Every event and client is unique and we believe in getting to know each person to more accurately design an event that reflects them and enlist a team of vendors that ideally match their style, budget and personality. We offer a range of planning packages to fit what you need and where you are in the planning process. Luxury planning, full event planning, month of planning and day of coordination. We are ready to help you plan your unforgettable Middle Tennessee celebration.
Our owner, Raina, is a licensed Tennessee Wedding Officiant and has presided over more than 450 joyful couples weddings, elopements, and vow renewals. We welcome all couples and support equality. In addition to planning and officiating, we also provide business consulting specializing in helping venue owners grow their wedding & event venues.
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"Booking Weddings & Events by Raina was hands-down the BEST decision we made! Raina immediately understood what we wanted even when we I couldn't find the right words! Every vendor she recommended to us was nothing short of AMAZING. She has an excellent reputation and it is immediately obvious why. Raina was always super responsive, very positive, a great listener, and executed every detail of our wedding flawlessly! We never once stressed over anything. We have had endless praise about how lovely our wedding was and we attribute that entirely Raina!"
- Shelby & Austin
"5 stars just aren't enough to describe how fantastic Raina and her team are!! We booked Raina over a year in advance of our wedding. She was always available to answer questions and offer advice. We had hoped for an outdoor wedding, but a storm came through at the last minute, and we had to change our plans. This should have been stressful, but Raina took care of every detail and made sure that we had the most beautiful wedding. Raina thinks of everything, and it is obvious that she sincerely loves what she does. We seriously can't stress enough how wonderful Raina and her team are! If you're looking for a wedding planner, you should absolutely book her right now!!"
- Jessica & Evan
"We let our previous coordinator go (a month prior to our ceremony) and were fortunate to find Raina. She and her team were responsive, professional, punctual, organized, always thinking ahead, and lovely people all around. They literally carried binders with information we'd sent (this was absolutely a dream after choosing the wrong planner initially). If you want to know that a team has your back, will take care of any issues that pop up, and has extensive experience in the wedding industry, choose Weddings and Events by Raina. You'll be relieved you did!! They handled setup for over 200 guests, I can't begin to express what an AMAZING job they did."
- Sarah & Ayan
"Raina is truly a gift to us. My wife, Amanda, and I could not have found a better, kinder, and more loving professional to officiate and plan our wedding. Fears as a same sex couple in finding someone who would share their talent and services with us, in a nonjudmental manner, dissipated when we met Raina. What we found was full acceptance and love. She was prepared more than any other we reached out to. Helped us with every detail of the day, contacted all the vendors, got everyone working cohesively & created a day that was simply perfection. Her pricing was absolutely unbeatable for her quality work. She got to know us as individuals, we made a life long friend in Raina and full heartedly recommend her to anyone."
- Jennifer & Amanda
"I cannot give enough credit to how well the wedding went because of Raina and her team. I do not believe I could have pulled it off without her. She is a superhero! She is there to not only plan, but listen to you. Not just about the wedding day, but the stress of it, family problems, gives advice. She knows EVERYONE, she has them on speed dial. She paired me with the absolute best vendors and is in constant contact with vendors. She already knows what you will forget and has it ready for you. I could honestly go on and on. She truly cares about you and your wedding. She wants your wedding to be as good of a match as your soon-to-be partner. I would hire her and her team again in a heart beat, and highly recommend you do too!!"
- Megan & Darin
"I was hesitant to ask someone for help with my daughter’s reception... because I'm a do-everything-myself superhero mom. Meeting with Raina, she asked a lot of questions and I quickly realized that I had grossly underestimated the massive amount of details involved in having a successful event. Plus, I wanted to spend time on my daughters special day experiencing and sharing instead of running around putting out fires sparked by a lack of attention to detail. We could not have done it without you Raina! Worth every penny and more!"
- Sheryl, Mother of the Bride
"Raina and her amazing staff were involved, enthusiastic, and prepared since the day we engaged their services. Raina’s excitement and attention to detail was clear within the first few minutes of our meeting, and her experience put much of my anxiety at ease. Our Sikh Indian wedding necessitated coordination across out of town vendors, last minute changes, and numerous course corrections. From behind the scenes, our beautiful, complex wedding incurred the challenges of constrained venue staff and some minor printing mishaps. Our guests never knew the difference, and my groom and I only found out after the fact. You’re in good hands with these seasoned, organized experts."
- Emily Ranieri
"Without a doubt, contracting Wedding & Events by Raina was the smartest decision we could have made for our daughters wedding. My daughter lives in middle Tennessee and we live on the west coast. They returned every call or email promptly and more than fulfilled every promise and commitment. On the day of the wedding, Mariah and her staff worked tirelessly until every last thing was packed up. She worked well with my daughter and my wife. She had endless referrals and helpful suggestions. Mariah and her team worked well with the other contractors and reviewed all contracts before the event. In a nutshell she made the wedding day easy and stress free for what I would consider a very reasonable price."
- Brian, Father of the Bride
"Raina and her team are nothing short of miracle workers! They plan for every detail, but are ready for every surprise. The benefit and value of hiring a professional like Raina is that nobody but her team knows when something goes wrong. It is handled in the blink of an eye with no accompanying drama. Her taste and talent are also second to none. If you want “extraordinary,” she should be the first person you call. She will ensure everything falls perfectly into place after that. What more could a bride want for planning the most special day in her life??"
- Susan G
"The BEST wedding planner around! Raina is an absolute joy to work with and just be around. She is bubbly and upbeat and always, always happy to help no matter if you hire her for a week or a whole year. The planning process was made easier knowing that if I had a question it would be answered quickly and efficiently. All day on my wedding day I knew there was nothing I had to worry about because I trusted her and her team to make sure everything went as it was supposed to. She is hands down the best choice of wedding planner as she is always on top of things and does it with a genuine, infectious smile! Hire her! You won't regret it!"
- Fallon & Collin
"I knew the first thing I wanted to book after I got engaged was a wedding planner. Raina to the rescue! Raina was absolutely incredible, I am so happy I found her through reviews online. I had no idea how nice it would be to have vendors that knew each other and had done several weddings together (not to mention got along well). I am a self admitted perfectionist and Raina made sure I could relax both leading up to the wedding and especially the day of because she had everything covered (even things I didn't think of, like an umbrella). I cannot begin to explain how much stress was lifted off of me. Her team fluffed and bustled my dress whenever needed. Every little detail was perfect! You will love Raina & her team!"
- Tara & Ryan
"Raina was the best decision of my wedding. When we decided to tie the knot, my husband and I were so busy and didn’t know how we would pull it off! In she came with a great package. She not only took the pressure off of us but Raina was there to make sure everything was perfect for the wedding day. When my train detached because one of my bridesmaids accidentally stepped on it, I cried and cried. Raina not only fixed it, she was able to make sure my train stayed intact for the entire photo session. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong in a wedding, and when it does, you WANT Raina by your side! She is wonderful, unflappable, professional, and simply priceless!"
"Working with Raina an excellent and pleasant experience. We found her through our caterer. You hear so many people complaining about how they didn't get to do this or that, working with Raina alleviated all of these. She helped us find several vendors and replace someone last minute. At the actual event her and her staff had everything under control and handled everything seamlessly. If there were problems she took care of them so it didn't show at all. We didn't have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend, they are well worth it. The wedding was amazing and so much fun."
- Morgan C.
"Raina is an INCREDIBLE planner!! We were planning a Nashville wedding from New York. Raina did site visits, picked up materials for us, and worked really closely with us on every detail. She has a huge network of recommended vendors, a million and one insider tips for different Nashville venues, a great eye for design, and a literal infinite amount of patience for my stressed-out and disorganized self and all my family. I cannot imagine how much more stressful our wedding would have been without Raina. For all the other people who are planning long distance, or who are fundamentally forgetful or disorganized, or just feel better with a really calm and organized person around: Raina’s the best!"
- Marcia, Mother of the Bride
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