they said i do with debbie

Mariah 2019

romantic vineyard wedding at Lu Mil Vineyard in North Carolina

Debbie made my wedding dreams a reality , A day filled with gorgeous dahilas , the smell of eucalyptus , basically felt like we were in a romantic garden and our theme was so chic , delicate and everything I had hoped for If you want someone to be detailed and picturesque then you need Debbie , she created the dreamiest displays and she brought so much love and pure joy to our day thank you so much to you and your team !!!! 

Josh 2019


 I don’t even know where to begin! My fiancé and I bought a restaurant 4 months before our wedding. We absolutely had no time to focus on ANYTHING that had to do with the wedding. That’s where Debbie Bender came to save the day/month/year. She was there for us every step of the way, whether it was helping us pick out desserts, decor, to hand designing our Invitations right in front of us. ( We had totally missed her deadline :) ). I couldn’t imagine, and don’t want to imagine how the day would have gone without her there. Thank you for being the best wedding planner/designer/ therapist and eventually friend you could have! I have recommended her countless times and have NEVER heard anything but praise! 

Tina 2018


  In one word, Debbie Bender is nothing short of AWESOME!! Debbie is professional, talented, creative, caring, and went above and beyond to make my daughter's wedding day nothing short of amazing. Her prices were very reasonable and her work was impeccable. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again or recommend her to anyone looking for a great experience for a wedding or special event. 

Bianca 2018


BLUF: Debbie is awesome! I was attempting to plan my wedding on my own and found myself very lost very quickly. I stumbled upon Debbie’s Instagram page after my venue had tagged her in an event photo. I shot Debbie an email, got a prompt response, and very soon after a meeting. I booked her the next day for coordination and decor. Debbie is professional, warm, and extremely knowledgeable. She was always available for my random questions and concerns. I (probably very poorly) described what I envisioned for my wedding day and Debbie made it come true.Come my wedding day I had no worries and was stress free. Debbie made sure everything was covered, she even consoled my very emotional mother (which my photographer caught on camera). Debbie is an amazing coordinator/designer and an amazing person. I recommend her for any and all events you may have. 

Su 2018


 Wow, what can I say about this magical team! Debbie is amazing, plain and simple! She loves what she does and it shows. Debbie is not about money or charging you crazy amounts of money because usually people think with emotions when dealing with weddings.. not her! She tells you what you need and nothing more. She is responsive and professional. She was truly a blessing to this very OCD bride, she talked me off the edge a couple of times and her confidence in what she does brings a calm to a stressful couple. No request was too big for her.. she will figure it out to make your day amazing! She is a GodSent! Oh .. and we joked that she was like a ninja during our wedding i mean the girl was flawless!!! YOU WON'T REGRET HIRING HER!!!! I am forever thankful to her. Thanks Debbie for making our day magical! 

Brittany 2018


From the very beginning Debbie and I hit it off! I came to Debbie with a specific vision I had for our day and we collaborated to make it even better, I truly felt like I was planning my wedding with an old friend rather than vendor we hired. Her and her team are beyond amazing! Debbie was there from the beginning to end and all the questions in between, she was always quick to respond when contacting her, she made sure all of my ideas came to life on our big day. I can say that when it came to everything her team was responsible for on our big day I didn’t worry about a thing because I knew it was going to be better than I imagined and it was! That was such a great feeling having full confidence in your vendors, I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I’m so thankful for all of the hard work her team put in! I can’t say enough great things about her, I do know any future events I will be having will definitely involve working with her again! Xoxo 

Carolina Dentist


 Debbie and her team went above and beyond for our holiday party! Words cannot describe how magical the evening was. The attention to detail was like no other. Debbie is one of the sweetest people I have met! So amazing to work with! Already working with her for next year! Will choose Debbie Bender Design every time! Thank you again Debbie and team! p.s. the sparkler cannon was AMAZING!! 

Maria & Andrew 2019


 Debbie Bender can do it all. Debbie was recommended to us by someone showing us the venue we decided on. This was around the time when I thought I could handle everything and didn't need a wedding planner. Boy was I wrong. Debbie has a vision and a talent for design that I could never have pulled off in a million years. We went with her for planning, floral AND design, but she also married us (she's ordained!), handled our bartending (she's insured) and she made our cake (she's licensed!). She handled our invites and RSVPs and worked with each and every one of our vendors to make sure everything was perfectly executed on our wedding day. She went to all of my dress fittings and kept us on track during the 9+ months of wedding planning we had to get through. If someone or something didn't work out during the process, as is bound to happen no matter how much you plan, she handled it with grace and went above and beyond making up for it. She even found me a fantastic hair and makeup vendor about two weeks before the big day because my original vendor fell through! All of this being said, her designs are absolutely breathtaking and she's also really fun to work with! I think she executed our vision perfectly and stayed true to our style and personality. I would highly recommend Debbie for all your wedding needs. We are two happy love birds having worked with her! :) 

Kysaundra 2018


 Debbie and her team made sure my wedding was amazing! Every step of the way, they were calm, reassuring, and professional. You all made sure this was a beautiful ceremony and reception. I could not have asked for a better coordinator or team to have planned this special moment. I'm so thankful for this team. I highly recommend Debbie's services for your next event. She is the best! 

Amber 2017

 My husband and I meet Debbie Bender during a bridal expo at Studio 215. I was very hesitant about calling and asking for help, but I did. It was the best decision I made. When we first met it was like “love at first sight” ( not like that guys). She listened to me and worked with me. She helped me understand that even with my limited budget I could have an amazing wedding. She made do’s and don’ts simple, she advised on things I needed and didn’t. She more than eased my wedding craziness. When the day came she literally blew what I had imagine out the water. I cried when I walked in, everything was so perfect. If there was anything that went wrong that night I certainly did not hear about it. Her detail, vision, and hard work needs more that 5 measly stars. After every bad thing that happened during my other wedding planning, she made my one day more than memorable. My family and friends can’t stop talking about how amazing the night was. So if you are thinking about not going with her I can surely say without a doubt you whoever you are will be making a horrible mistake. Debbie and her crew from the bride herself thank you so much for everything you did!!!!! 

Khristina 2017


 Nothing I can say could truly to translate the gratitude I have for Debbie and her team from the months leading up to and especially the day of my wedding. Even saying that Debbie is the best wedding planner that my husband and I could have ever asked for, doesn't even come close to covering it because she was and did so, so much more. From the moment Debbie came into my life, she not only made my wedding beautiful, stress free, and more than I could have ever dreamed of, but she also made the entire planning process less overwhelming and actually enjoyable! I truly could not have made it through this adventure without her!