Wedding & Event Planning

Merrily Wed

ABOUT Merrily Wed

Established in 2004, Merrily Wed® is a nationally featured Tahoe wedding and event planning company. We are a creative team that loves transforming the ordinary into fine social events and destination weddings. Our celebrations embody endearing moments for the heart and the eye. Guests leave feeling a part of something truly special and raving about it for years to come.

Enjoy having an experienced Tahoe wedding planner guide you through every decision of the planning and design process from concept to collaboration to implementation. Each detail and element are crafted around your personal style creating a visionary event that is completely and utterly ‘you’.

We specialize in exquisite Tahoe weddings and events at private Tahoe lakefront venues. Whether your perfect destination wedding is in Lake Tahoe or on the shores of Cabo or on the slopes of Big Sky or somewhere beyond, we will assist you in finding the ideal location and seeking out the best matched wedding professionals.

At Merrily Wed® we specifically fashion the event planning and design process to the desires of our client. We offer three levels of planning as a guideline, but welcome customizing an offering that best suits your style, time and budget for your Tahoe wedding or social event.




Kelly Bayne
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Jun 10, 2022
Merrily and her team are extremely professional, patient, and detailed oriented. They made sure my daughter's vision for her wedding was fully executed without any issues. Because of her presence, my husband and I were able to fully enjoy the entire wedding day we were hosting and not worry about any detail. I highly recommend Merrily and her team!
Korie Bayne
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Jun 10, 2022
We did Merrily Wed’s month of planning package and couldn’t recommend it enough! Most month of packages at with other wedding planners included very limited planning help before the month of, but Merrily was on hand to answer any questions we had before she officially stepped in and provided us with her full planning checklist and portal that we could use throughout our planning process. Once we were about a month out, we set up a planning meeting to go over all the details. She was super responsive to all our emails and really great to work with. On the wedding day, there were a few hitches, but she did a wonderful job at handling everything and making sure the day ran smoothly. She carried out our vision to make sure it was all we envisioned and more. We had an amazing time and our guests said that this was the best wedding they had been to. Our day was so special, and we highly recommend Merrily Wed!
Molly Hutchins
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Jul 26, 2021
My husband and I are so grateful we chose to work with Merrily for the wedding planning process. Coming from out of state, we could not imagine having done this without her. She helped us transform the blank canvas of a lake front park into a luxury wedding venue and we were so happy with how it turned out! Merrily's expert recommendations on local vendors, planning timeline, and all the little details you don't know you need to plan for were invaluable.
Emily B
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Mar 14, 2023
Planning a wedding during the pandemic was far from easy, and sadly, while we held out as long as we could, things just didn't improve in time and given our unique situation, we ended up needing to cancel it. But among all that stress, working with Merrily was a source of calm. She was so organized, and she had so many great ideas for how we could make it all work in these uniquely complex circumstances. Most importantly, every vendor we reached out to along the way was so happy when we told them Merrily was our planner. That meant the most to us, that she has such a good reputation in the Lake Tahoe area, and feeling confident that all of our vendors would work really well together with her. So even though we didn't quite make it to the big day, I still feel compelled to leave a review for the positive experience we had in the planning phases. From all we worked on with her, I know it would've been a seamless, stress-free, and beautiful event.
Caryl Peterson
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Sep 02, 2021
Merrily is simply the best, and worth every penny spent for her expert services as a wedding planner, especially in the Lake Tahoe Basin. As the lead of our team of vendors, she contacted, organized, and coordinated all of the moving parts to produce a seamless event while dealing with Covid19 protocol AND a looming Caldor firestorm. Her guidance and advice about the silliest of details during the planning process was invaluable. Her vast experience with Tahoe venues and local vendors made for easy decisions when trying to balance desires with budgets. The day of my son's wedding was hectic one. The Caldor smoke rolled in while we were setting up and things needed to be adjusted. She handled the last minute changes and communicated brilliantly with everyone alleviating the stress and calming our nerves. She made it easy for the bride, groom, and parents to relax and enjoy our day together without any worries. FIVE STARS!
Elizabeth Hooper
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Oct 18, 2021
Where to even start- well first off, Merrily is a wonderful human, perhaps even magical and I very much enjoyed getting to know her so I’ll probably ask her to get coffee with me the next time I find myself in Tahoe but onto the review- The whole wedding planning process with her was lovely, and I never once really felt like I had to stress about anything- she coordinates it all, every last little detail, and doesn’t miss a beat. She certainly knows the Tahoe Area very well and helped us select some awesome vendors. John and I’s wedding day in Carnelian Bay was more than I ever could have dreamed of and the details that she puts together are immaculate, even those last minute odd requests (and naturally I had a couple). It’s pretty obvious that she loves what she does and has a great deal of experience. I very highly recommend Merrily to any bride, planning a wedding anywhere of any caliber, causal or super fancy, venue or back yard, from very small to ‘you invited everyone and their dogs,” I am certain this lady can do anything you could ever imagine. If you can dream it, she can do it. John and I cannot thank her enough for helping to plan one of the best days of our lives that we will remember for all the happy years to come.
Clay Schuster
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Jun 26, 2020
In the midst of coronavirus lockdowns and closures, we have Merrily to thank for giving us our dream Tahoe wedding. In only a few short weeks, she was able to recommend and connect us with all our wonderful vendors, never missing a step as our plans had to be repeatedly modified as regulations were changing on a weekly basis. She maintained daily contact with us, was always easy to get ahold of, and ultimately orchestrated our perfect day. We will be forever grateful and will definitely recommend to any friends considering a wedding in the area.
Nicole Huckins
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Sep 28, 2021
Where to even start! Saying Merrily is great doesn't do her justice, she is simply amazing. We can't imagine what our lives would have looked like without her. After a number of wedding planner intro calls that made us feel like what we wanted in our budget wasn't possible or that we weren't worth the time, we found Merrily and everything changed. From the very first intro call to the week before the wedding to during the wedding and after Merrily made us feel at home, and that we were number one and only priority. She worked with us through everything: finding a venue, booking vendors, creating a website, COVID, the lake Tahoe fires, bridal party shake-ups and all of the daily in-between. We feel forever indebted to her for making our dream wedding possible. We cannot recommend Merrily enough, she is a true angel and was an absolute joy to work with. A true 10/10!