Always Planned is a full service event planning and design firm. We work with our clients to bring their vision to life—to make breathtaking and extraordinary celebrations possible. Each event is designed and executed as if it were our very own, with attention to detail, tons of creative elements, gorgeous decor, and an efficient timeline for all of the festivities. 

In the whirlwind of congratulations, idea boards floating around, and lots of advice coming your way, you've begun to piece together images of what your event will look and feel like. Putting on a wedding is an incredibly intimate process; it takes a team effort from friends and family, vendors and venues, and must be handled with great care. We hope that whoever comes alongside you to help curate this memorable day makes you feel truly cherished.  Welcome to your wedding.



photos by Nina and Wes.

Founded in 2008 by award-winning event designer Rayna Wallen, Always Planned is one of the most respected wedding and event firms in Kentucky.


The Brand

When Always Planned launched, way back in 2007, there were no Instagram or Pinterest.  Looking back at the 'humble' days we can't help but be amazed at how far technology (and with it the world of weddings) has come. We've revitalized our brand a few times since, and are consistently looking for ways to improve how we do business, work with our clients, and tell our story. We're deeply involved in the wedding and event industry, and are excited to see what the future holds. 

Always Planned is centrally located in Lexington, Kentucky, and specializes in sophisticated Southern weddings and intimate soirées. Our events have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, and more. We are an award-winning and experienced company with a personal approach to design and planning. 


Contact us

We'd love to work with you! Fill out our Contact form or call Rayna directly at 859-619-1841. Visit our online Galleries and Reviews


Our Team


Rayna Wallen
Creative Director

Monika Witkowski
Event Direction


Elizabeth Fallas
Marketing Intern



Rayna Wallen, Creative Director

In 2007, Rayna left her job in the medical field to start Always Planned and never looked back. The recipient of the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and nominated for the Women Business Owner of the Year, she is dedicated to the world of weddings and events and is an innovative leader in her community. Rayna also started the first (and only) wedding resource studio in Kentucky, Simply Love Studio, where she developed the Venue Hop and the Bridal Benchmark series. Her award-winning designs have been featured in many national and international media outlets. 

Rayna and her fiance currently live in Kentucky and are planning their own romantic destination wedding in Ireland next year. Follow their planning on our blog! In addition to being obsessed with all things weddings, Rayna loves bourbon, horses, entertaining, and traveling the world.


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Open Positions

Wedding Setup/Breakdown Team

Would you like to join the Always Planned family?  Let us know why you think you're the perfect candidate.



  • Attention to detail & very organized
  • Self starter
  • Eager to deliver stellar service
  • Resourceful problem solver who develops solutions around potential hiccups
  • Fun person who loves a great party
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

Client Experience Intern

Want to intern for Always Planned?  Let us know why you think you're the perfect candidate.



  • Creative mind and great personality
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Ability to take charge of all things related to client experience
  • Experience providing exceptional customer service


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