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Planner in Sacramento, CA,
(424) 225-1415

About Us

Risa James Events is an über-organized wedding planner based in Sacramento, California. We want the happy couple to be able to have fun on their wedding day, not stress. We love to plan and orchestrate weddings and will do the worrying for you.

Risa James Events is owned by Risa Weaver-Enion. Risa is a former attorney who holds a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law. She realized planning weddings is far more fun than drafting licensing agreements, so she started the company in 2015 and since then has already won WeddingWire’s Couples' Choice Award for 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Services Offered
We offer day-of coordination, full planning and a la carte services at an hourly rate. We have three levels of service to suit your needs: Event Coordination, Event Planning and Event Design. Services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • To-do list
  • Timelines

Areas Covered
Risa James Events is located in Sacramento, California but plans weddings throughout Northern California, including the cities of Davis, Camino and Roseville. She also travels out of the state and has planned events in the following cities:

  • Washington D.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Pittsburgh

Jenn T.

5 out of 5
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  • Risa was one of the first vendors I booked after I secured my venue. I already wanted to book her after our consultation, but had to meet with other potential coordinators/planners before we could make a decision. Afterwards, it was a unanimous, no brainer choice - we chose Risa! When you know, you know. I, like many 2020 brides, had to pivot from the big wedding celebration that I originally planned and decided to postpone it until the world was in a safer state. Risa made this decision so much easier by checking in on us and offering advice to us since we didn't know what to do. When we finally decided it was best to postpone our wedding, she mentioned that she was also ordained. If we wanted to keep our original wedding date, we could elope and she could officiate. We quickly took her up on her offer! Risa worked with us on the ceremony script by providing a template, nudged/reminded us to write our vows (we procrastinated lol), braved the California wildfires, hiked up an... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you SO much, Jenn! Being able to officiate your elopement was seriously one of the highlights of my wedding planning career! I love that we were able to put that together despite all the hurdles Mother Nature threw at us, and I feel a special connection with you and Don after being the one to pronounce you married. Super excited to work on your big celebration in 2021!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Planner

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

    $ 1,800.00

    What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

    $ 2,000.00

    What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

    $ 5,500.00

    Do you offer an hourly rate?


    What is the hourly rate?

    $ 75.00

    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, Cultural, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious

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