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5-Star Ratings on Wedding Wire since inception + recipient of the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards 2024. Editor's Choice Awards Winner by - Top Wedding Planner in Columbia, SC for 2022 and 2023, + selected by the readers of Columbia Living magazine in 2021 and 2022 in the Best of Columbia category.

NC/SC-Based Events + Wedding Planner

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Owner and visionary, Joan Day Duerr, established Joan Day Weddings in 2007 while living in Northern Virginia. Since that time, Joan has helped many couples successfully down the aisle, maintaining a 5-Star Client Rating across the board. Southern tradition, style and grace describes Joan's timeless focus on family communicated by her enthusiastic warmth and careful attention to intricate details and finishing touches, providing an enriching experience for her clients and their guests. JD also manages a lovely event venue in the heart of South Carolina.

Event Planners.
Designers. Creative Gurus.




"Sing like no one's listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. And live like its heaven on Earth."




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-caroline + mark

"Joan and her team went above and beyond! She got us connected with the best vendors in the game and the day could not have been more perfect."

-nykole & jimmy

"Angel On Earth! To say that Joan was a Godsend is an understatement! She is solely responsible for my sanity!"

-christina + greg

"Joan was great to work with. She was timely and has great vendors she works closely with. We live out of state and could not have planned our SC wedding without her!

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At Joan Day Weddings, we value our client's input, desires, and concerns. From our first encounter, we will discuss the vision you have for your special occasion and openly share your ideas.

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