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Planner in Clearwater, FL,
(585) 752-4143

About Us

Elegant Affairs by Design is a professional wedding and event planning service based in Clearwater, Florida. We offer a boutique approach to wedding planning and design by limiting the number of weddings we direct to provide an unparalleled, curated experience for our couples. From origin to execution, our mission is to provide style and sophistication in every detail of your special day.

Riley Gersch founded Elegant Affairs by Design. She has talents and passions in not only design but in bringing together the logistical details for planning success. Communication is immensely important to her as she creates authentic relationships with the couples she helps.

Services Offered

Elegant Affairs by Design services wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, ensuring that each aspect of your special day is executed seamlessly. We prioritize the creation of a lasting connection with each soon-to-be-newlywed, gaining an understanding of their desired vision. We have experience in the coordination of a wide spectrum of wedding styles including elopements, destination weddings, and religious weddings. Engaged couples have the opportunity to avail of a variety of planning services such as full-planning, partial-planning, and day-of coordination features. In addition, an array of convenient features are on offer including budget analysis, guest list creation, and vendor referrals.

Jonelle S.

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  • Riley (&Team)- Beyond thankful and grateful for your help, guidance, calmness and attention to every.single.detail. I’m not sure how I would’ve done it and I wish I met you sooner. The stars aligned and I am so over joyed to have met you. Mike and I couldn’t pull off this day without you. Our wedding was exquisite from start to finish. Highly recommend Elegant Affairs by Design for any and all bridal planning needs in Tampa Bay. RILEY GERSCH YOU ROCK!!! Love Mike and Jonelle Conner

    Frequently Asked Questions about Planner

    What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

    $ 5,000.00

    Do you offer an hourly rate?


    What is the hourly rate?

    $ 100.00

    What wedding events do you provide services for?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What wedding planning services do you offer?

    Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals

    What weddings do you have experience planning?

    Civil, Destination, Elopement, Non-Religious, Religious

    How many planners are on your team?


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