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On WeddingWire since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Discover WLA Events, the top-tier event and wedding planning company located in Markham, Ontario. Wendy La, the founder and principal planner, is a seasoned events and hospitality professional with experiences crafting bespoke, personalized events. With her exquisite taste and extensive background in the industry, having worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario and boutique hotels, Wendy is recognized for her exceptional design and logistical skills. She places a special emphasis on eco-friendly events and designs, ensuring that your special day leaves a lasting impression while being mindful of the environment.

Embracing Sustainability in Weddings: No Pressure

No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, we've got you covered. Our team has worked with couples who simply want a well-organized and experienced wedding planner with a similar aesthetic style but no interest in sustainability, to those who wish to incorporate eco-friendly options without sacrificing their vision, and even to couples who are fully committed to a mindful celebration. With us, you'll never feel pressured to do something outside of your comfort zone.

Services Offered

With more than 15 years of experience in wedding planning, WLA Events can help you organize events of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand receptions. Their packages are tailored to suit your specific needs and preferences, ranging from day-of coordination to full-service planning. Plus, for every event they book, WLA Events buys trees to give back to the planet. Here are some of the wedding services that they offer:

  • Careful budget analysis
  • Creation of a detailed timeline
  • Referrals to eco-friendly vendors
  • Customized event design

Getting to Know Wendy

Wendy is someone who enjoys adding a personal touch to everything she does. She delights in surprising people in unexpected ways. Wendy has a passion for travel and exploring new places, as well as trying different types of foods. She's a tea aficionado, and has a particular interest in murder mystery novels, movies and TV shows.

Frequently asked questions

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
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2

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

$1,950

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$125
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Reviews for WLA Events

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Jeffery
Jeffery L. Sent on 20/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great working with Wendy

We hired Wendy to help plan our wedding which we started 1.5 years prior to the wedding. The experience was great as she would keep us organized, be the first point of communication with a lot of vendors and made sure we could bounce ideas off of her. We were in constant communication and whenever we had any questions, we would very easily be able to get in touch so she can look into things for us. There were a few unforeseen hiccups on our wedding day but Wendy was able to solution all of those without us even knowing which was great. Thank you for making the day run so smoothly!
Alicia
Alicia S. Sent on 13/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

WLA made my vision come to life

Wendy and her team did a fantastic job of setting up my entire wedding on the day of. I spent months compiling and organizing my inventory of decorations (as an interior designer this is something I wanted to take on myself). We had a few meetings leading up to the day where she meticulously went over every detail with me. She was on time, flexible when I needed to extend the setup period slightly and even went so far as to run out and grab some last minute candles I had missed. Thank you so much to the WLA team for truly taking the stress out of my wedding day. I highly recommend this vendor!
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Davy V. Sent on 05/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have been more satisfied

We are super happy to have hired Wendy as a month of coordinator for our wedding. Wendy was able to help step in and create a very detailed timeline and plan for our wedding day. After we introduced Wendy to our vendors, she helped us handle all the communication and coordination to finalize the timeline that worked best in all aspects (i.e. time for golden hour photography, best time for venue to serve dinner, etc).
As we decided to create our own decorations and florals, Wendy went above and beyond to help turn our vision into reality. She handled setup and last minute details that we overlooked. She is easy to work with because she is patient and friendly. And, with all her help, we had a worry-free, stress-free and happy wedding day. We couldn’t have been more satisfied with Wendy’s work and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
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Natalie Sent on 03/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Experience with WLA Events

No words can truly capture how amazing it is to work with Wendy from WLA Events. We wish we could plan our wedding over and over again, just so we can work with Wendy again. She truly is such a kind and lovely person, both inside and out. We hired Wendy as our day of coordinator/planner for our wedding and she went above and beyond for us a few weeks leading up to and on the day of our wedding. Wendy ensured we had the wedding of our dreams and made sure our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Her attention to detail was impeccable, she was very professional, so easy to work with, and extremely dependable. She goes above and beyond for the bridal party and for any guests, to ensure an optimal experience for all. Our guests even noticed how organized and helpful Wendy was. As a bride, I was not stressed one bit because Wendy was able to take on all my communications with my vendors and venue, just weeks leading up to the wedding. When we asked, she always gave her honest opinion and feedback when needed, and answered all our questions with such professionalism and kindness. We truly had a stress-free and organized wedding because of Wendy. She also organized our rehearsal for us, and ensured everything for our wedding day ran smoothly from the morning all the way until the end of the day. If you are thinking of working with WLA Events for any of your events, you truly will not be disappointed!
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Vanessa Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Planner Ever!

Wendy was 11/10 the best wedding planner we could’ve chosen to make our wedding come to life!

She was professional, detail oriented and on the ball with every task we handed her! If you’re ever in need of a wedding planner we highly highly recommend her. Everything she executed was top notch! She was very easy to work with and very personable. We received alot of complements about her work from
our guests as well.
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Serina Z. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Wendy!

We wish we could give 6 stars! We hired Wendy as our Month of Planner, and she made the last month before the big day to be such a breeze. It was amazing to bounce ideas off with her, as she has so much expertise in the wedding industry. She helped us to navigate our wedding perfectly and handled all the last minute details with professionalism and ease. She was patient and organized with our wedding party, and sprung into action whenever we'd ask for help. We really couldn't have asked for a more memorable wedding and it was thanks to Wendy. We were able to really enjoy the evening and create new memories.
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Meet the team

Wendy La
Wendy La
Founder and Principal Planner

Meet the Event Planner on a Mission to Create Sustainable Celebrations

Hello there! I'm a wife, mother of two, passionate baker, and an event planner who's committed to living sustainably. I'm thrilled to be able to turn my passion into a career, which is event management with eco-friendly solutions. With the abundance of earth-friendly options available now, planning events with sustainable efforts is something that excites me greatly.

William Shakespeare once said, "All the world's a stage," and that quote has always resonated with me. It has helped me realize my purpose - my mark on this stage - which is to leave the world a cleaner, brighter, and healthier place than when I first entered it. I want my children and their children to reap the benefits of our actions today.

While we strive to live sustainably, it's important to note that it's not always easy. As we continuously learn and adapt, we come to realize that it's not possible to fully embrace sustainable living 100% of the time. Our main objective is to be conscious of our impact on the world, and do what we can, whenever we can.

During my 15-year career, I've planned almost 200 weddings, ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale celebrations, DIY and budget-friendly weddings, as well as chic and elegant affairs. My experience working in boutique hotels, and managing one-of-a-kind venue spaces has given me an in-depth understanding of how events run behind the scenes, which allows me to execute seamless and unforgettable weddings.

I'm passionate about every aspect of the event planning process, and I'm excited to bring your vision to life with an eco-friendly touch!

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Hwy 7 East L6B 1B6 Markham (Ontario)

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