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Anchorage Event Planners

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Choice Unlimited
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Joy L.
    Verified review

    Not only does Jade make you look amazing, he also makes you feel amazing by putting all of his attention into working on/with you. Jade has done my makeup for numerous occasions and has nailed it every single time. I always look and feel like a rockstar after he's prepped me for an event!

    A DJ Kazz Productions
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 32 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Tim M.
    Verified review

    DJ Kazz has provided services at several events I have attended over the past 10+ years. He is very professional, entertaining, and very accommodating when it comes to special events and requests! I look forward to attending any event I learn he will be Emceeing an can guarantee you won't be disappointed in any way if you contract with him for your event.

    Let's Party Event Planners
    4.4
    from 8 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Shannon B.
    Verified review

    Let's Party Event Planners was the perfect pick for our wedding. Patti listened to everything we wanted and even added in a few surprises for us throughout the day. She was very organized and besides making sure everything was perfect for our day she also made sure we didn't have to worry about a thing. Best day of our lives!

    Bloomfield Floral & Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Robert B.
    Verified review

    I have employed Ms. Bloomfield’s expertise on two occasions. Once for a funeral and for my own wedding. Ms. Bloomfield has a great talent for organization and attention to detail both of which are essential in event planning and flower preparation. Ms. Bloomfield uses her creative talents to envision and deliver truly unique and imaginative decorations and themes. Her talent and personal touch to everything she did for us was of immense value in both instances when stress was high for me. She did so much to assure us that the outcome would be all that she promised. She kept us updated with progress and status of major aspects of the events. I would recommend Ms. Bloomfield’s professional event planning services to anyone.

    Gerard
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Janice P.
    Verified review

    Gerard catered an event I had planned to be larger but he quickly adjusted when we learned it would be smaller. Food and bar service went on without a hitch, and Gerard managed the staff in most efficient use off all resources. I would happily hire him again.

    Alaska Events Association
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Winnie N.
      Verified review

      I have ordered smash cakes and truffles from AEA several times, and I have never been disappointed! They are professional in every thing they do; their food is delicious; the photograhy I've seen is amazing, and I highly recommend them for any occasion that they represent! They take their time with each person to make sure your occasion is specific to YOUR longings. They are a AAA experience!

      About

      I love helping people plan and organize the event of their dreams all while helping you and your party remain stress free!

      About

      We create memories for a lifetime! We provide several different services: Event planning, Custom gift baskets, Diaper cakes, and Wedding Planning

      About

      The mission of Logistics is to custom-design programs with an objective insight on balancing cost while providing the highest level of service and value. We pride ourselves in the ability to creatively plan each event, meeting or program from concept to completion. We aim to exceed the client's expectations by evaluating and identifying the best possible solutions, facilities, suppliers, and support services to successfully carry out our client's vision. When contracted as the DMC, event, meeting or program manager, Logistics assumes full responsibility for program coordination, as well as personnel and financial management. As the manager, our role is to serve our clients as an administrative tool that affords cost-effective negotiations with suppliers, detailed documentation of all arrangements, smooth on-site coordination under the direction of experienced personnel, and an objective evaluation of the program's success and effectiveness. At Logistics, our first priority is developing a productive and beneficial relationship and partnership. Our trademark characteristic is providing creative, effective programs that meet the objectives of the client. Whenever appropriate, we will also make recommendations, and share resources that might be helpful in areas beyond the scope of the designated project. We have found this collaborative process with the clients to be the basis for a comfortable working relationship, starting in the project planning stage. This partnership continues throughout the course of the project, and sets the stage for a long-term, mutually beneficial professional relationship and networking partner.

      About

      I'm a DJ who is looking for local business. I have a few connections, so I can also plan and book parties at certain places, if you have nowhere to have your event.

      About

      I offer something that other party planners know nothing about “Southern Hospitality” this is what I have always enjoyed doing and can work with any budget. I strive to make your party turn out exactly like you always pictured it would be.

      About

      All of us were created gorgeous. Sometimes, you just have to boost the beauty of yours to get the result you are looking for in the mirror! Let me teach you and show you how. Photoshoots, weddings, birthdays, proms, fashion shows and other special occasion makeups are available. If you need a hand in planning the event, I will gladly share some knowledge.

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      I'm good and I do this on side for people. I've done three weddings and I'm good at event planning. I do a lot of personal touches. The company I use to work for had several events I had to help plan and run. I can offer excellent references.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What does a wedding event coordinator do?

      Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

      • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
      • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
      • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
      • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
      • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
      • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
      • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
      • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
      • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

      How much do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

      A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

      What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

      When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

      • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
      • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
      • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
      • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

      Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

      Do I need a wedding day coordinator?

      Even if you’ve handled every detail of planning your wedding, you might appreciate having a day-of wedding coordinator in your corner. Usually, the coordinator meets with you a few weeks before your wedding to put together a detailed timeline of everything that needs to happen on your wedding day. Then, on the big day, the coordinator makes sure everything goes according to plan — and handles any emergencies that pop up, such as party crashers, missing tuxedos, late vendors, disappearing bridal party members and more. Most wedding coordinators also handle:

      • Distributing the wedding day timeline to all of your vendors.
      • Coordinating all of your vendors, including the photographer, florist and baker.
      • Conducting the wedding rehearsal.
      • Helping the bride and her wedding party get dressed and take photos.   
      • Checking floor plans, lighting levels, cake placement, menus, favors and more.
      • Collecting the wedding gifts and keeping personal items safe and accounted for.

      Even if you don’t think you need a wedding coordinator, check with your venue. Some require that couples hire a day-of wedding coordinator for the day of the event. 

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