Hired 3 times
3 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Laura Reitsma of Fierce Productions did a fantastic job for us and helped save our event! Our event planning committee was working with another event planner for our 200 guest event and that person left us high and dry a few weeks before the event. Laura of Fierce Productions was engaged by our committee to step in, help us get organized and pull off an event that was now in danger of being a disaster. Laura handled everything calmly, quickly, efficiently and professionally. There was no drama. She was organized, detail oriented, and ultimately helped us present an event that was very successful. We simply could not have done it without her! I highly recommend Laura for the outstanding job that she did for us.May 23, 2018
I chose Fierce Productions among many proposals I received on Thumbtack because its enthusiasm and depth of experience was evident from the beginning. It was the best decision I made. Fierce Productions’ professionalism and creativity made planning my daughter’s surprise Bollywood-inspired birthday party such a fun and easy experience. Laura’s thoughtful touches and attention to detail assured for a beautiful party which my daughter and her guests will remember for a long time. I will be hiring Fierce Productions for all my future event planning needs.May 30, 2017Verified
Leigh H.Sep 17, 2017Verified
Fierce Productions did an incredible job with throwing my 30th Birhday Party. Laura is so professional. She arranged everything from design and decor to the vendors, entertainment and photo booth. Everyone at my party had a blast. I definitely plan on hiring Fierce Productions again in the future. Laura is also a good listener. When I gave her my idea for a "sugar and spice and everything nice" theme- she went all out. I had rainbows, unicorns, sparkles, confetti, a fruit platter in the shape of a rainbow. It was so well done and gorgeous. I loved rolling into 30 like a 5 yr old princess. It was hilarious and amazing.May 13, 2017
Laura was fantastic to work with on our first-ever annual gala event. She helped us come up with a comprehensive plan for the evening and specific tasks for achieving. She's bright and thoughtful and incredibly detail-oriented, thinking of many of the "little things" that make a big impact on events like this. She was genuinely excited to help us do well, listened to our concerns and ideas, and offered solid advice when needed. She remained unflappable and focused when the zero hour approached - a CRUCIAL skill for any event planner. I wouldn't hesitate a single second to recommend her on any scale project.Mar 1, 2017
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I love to get to know my clients and build rapport- where they're from, what their favorite foods are, where they shop, what inspires them. I love going to my clients homes so I can get to know their style and taste. I make sure we get to know each other and have some fun because we will be working together side by side for quite a bit of time. Before we meet, I send a form to my clients including questions like: what is your budget and guest count? What is your dream event? How did you get engaged?
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Coming from an acting background, I am extremely personable and communicate incredibly well. I have expertise in executive assistance and personal assistance which has taught me how to make incredibly detailed and organized. I have produced theater and live events for 10 years.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I originally moved from Miami, FL to Chicago to study acting. I was in many plays, voice overs and commercials. I started to produce my own work and started a theater company. In the meantime, I was planning fundraisers for many theater companies, parties for friends and parties for myself. I planned my wedding and loved every second of it. This is what hooked me. I realized that event planning incorporates all of my best skills: producing, organizing and creativity. I started my own business in 2016 and I've never been happier.