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Caroline Dutton Events is with you every step of the way as you plan for your wedding weekend — ensuring no design detail or event logistic is overlooked. You (and your guests) will be thoroughly taken care of at every turn and expertly guided through the process. Whether you’re dreaming of a big, fun - filled D.C. wedding weekend or a destination wedding for your nearest and dearest (who doesn’t love to travel?), we love to work in locations near and far and of all varieties. So if you are considering a historical building, a quintessential hotel, a backyard by the shore, a winery, or anywhere that’s special to the two of you, know that we’ve created celebrations just about everywhere.

At CDE, we handle every step of the planning and design process: from vendor selection to guest list creation and management, from handling the budget to generating your timeline, and of course the décor that truly reflects your vision, food and beverage, and music. We work one - on - one with each wedding vendor to artfully manage the process, ensuring that you are involved in the decisions, but are able to focus on enjoying your engagement and the big day itself. Let us handle the heavy lifting, you focus on getting married!

"As a very Type A, organized person, I had always thought I would plan my own wedding. However, when actually faced with the task, my husband and I decided that hiring a planner would be a worthwhile investment given our busy work schedules and the fact that we do not live in Washington, D.C. where our wedding celebration was held. Throughout our search for a planner, Caroline made herself available to answer our questions. We felt extremely confident choosing to work with her given the time she gave us as prospective clients, and I can now say that partnering with Caroline was the single best decision we made for our wedding."

— S&W, NOVEMBER 2019

"The SINGLE
                   WE MADE FOR OUR WEDDING."

"The SINGLE
                  WE MADE FOR OUR WEDDING."

best decision

"IT'S AMAZING THAT
YOU WERE ABLE TO TAKE OUR VISION AND TURN IT INTO

"IT'S AMAZING THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO TAKE OUR VISION AND TURN IT INTO


exactly what we dreamed of..."

IT'S BEEN SAID:

PRESS

We have been fortunate to see our work published in a variety of publications.

AS SEEN IN

Style Me Pretty
Washingtonian Weddings
District Weddings
The Knot
BRIDES

Carats & Cake
Martha Stewart Weddings
InStyle
MyDomaine
Ruffled


"Caroline was our most trusted advisor during the planning process, and a super hero on our wedding day. So many unexpected things happened on our wedding — from torrential rain to my husband forgetting our rings (!) to guests deciding to organize an impromptu hora — and Caroline handled it all flawlessly. We were so happy and we have Caroline to thank for giving us so many precious memories, and taking all of the stress that some couples experience away!"

— N&A , MAY 2019

"A                  
ON OUR WEDDING DAY."

"A                
ON OUR
WEDDING DAY."

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As every couple and wedding is unique, we’d love to learn more about you and your vision and then provide you with a custom quote. 


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CDE COUPLE:

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

"Absolutely perfect

IN EVERY WAY."

IN EVERY WAY."

"As I have expressed to everyone, you are the perfect wedding planner — just absolutely perfect in every way! We feel very fortunate to have found you early in the process and to have had your expert guidance for J&Z's big day! Thank you for being the voice of reason in every decision and every situation and for being there for us every single time we needed you! The best part is that J and I feel lucky that we also gained you as a friend. It may be a few years off but I look forward to the next wedding when I will be calling you again to be the best wedding planner ever!"

— MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, JUNE 2018

dreams come true."

"MADE MY WEDDING

"MADE MY WEDDING

I know how much time, energy and effort goes into all the little details and everything turned out just so, so perfect because of you and your incredible team. I truly did not stress at all on my entire wedding week because I just knew that you knew my vision and I trusted and value your judgment calls on anything and everything! You are such a blessing to me and I will always be thankful for all you did to make our wedding dreams come true..."

— R&G, JUNE 2016

of my life."

"TRULY THE BEST DAY

"TRULY THE BEST DAY

"I can’t put into words how much I appreciate you and all of your hard work. You created magic, and it was truly the best day of my life. Every detail was perfect — seriously. We’ve received so many compliments on the flow of the evening, the decor and how seamless everything felt and looked — that is all you. You looked out for us and made sure we didn’t miss a moment together, you are a stellar planner and now friend. A thank you will never be enough!"

— K&R, NOVEMBER 2018

dreamed of."

"EXACTLY WHAT WE

"EXACTLY WHAT WE

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. It’s truly amazing that you were able to take our vision (which I could barely articulate!) and turn it into exactly what we dreamed of. Every minute and minuscule detail was thoughtfully planned, ensuring our guests (and us, too!) had a great time. We were truly able to enjoy ourselves and celebrate with our friends, and will have last memories of our beyond perfect day."

— J&M, SEPTEMBER 2017