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Gilbert Destination Wedding Planners

Browse these destination wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gilbert.

  • 7 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley O.
Verified review

Dorrenda and her staff was amazing! She asked all the right questions for someone planning their own wedding. She really made the process much less stressful. The food was great, the service and setup was beautiful! Highly recommend!

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Callie P.
Verified review

Hiring Carlyn Millea with Blissful Blooms was the best decision I made when planning my wedding! My wedding (which was attended by 170 guests) was in Rocky Point, Mexico. Naturally, planning from Phoenix, Arizona was no easy task, but Carlyn made everything go so smoothly! On top of the usual planning considerations, we also had to arrange bus transportation for our guests, schedule transportation to Phoenix for out of town guests, arrange transportation and accommodation for our vendors (band, photographer, videographer), arrange hotel accommodations for all guests, purchase flowers in Mexico (which isn't easy), plan an out of town rehearsal dinner and farewell breakfast.... You get the idea. Despite the fact that planning this wedding involved a lot of moving parts, Carlyn made it look EASY. She is incredibly talented and creative but organized and thorough- truly the best of both worlds. She always wanted to know what my vision for the big day was and did a beautiful job executing the tastefully done décor (which was ocean/beach themed of course). Her flower arrangements were truly spectacular. The day of my wedding went off without a hitch, and if there were any issues I did not know about them because Carlyn was on top of everything! I received countless compliments on the wedding weekend, which was everything I dreamed of and more thanks to Carlyn. I also gained a new friend in the process. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Blissful Blooms to handle your big day or special event, no matter what the size. You will be so glad you did!

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia R.
Verified review

She made a video for our wedding and it was very well done! My husband and I were both very happy with how the video turned out! I would highly recommend her for any event planning or video production.

  • 20 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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I have high standards and I can easily say that Debbie was the best wedding planner I could ever ask for. She was always positive, always had a solution to everything we needed, always kept my budget front of mine and was just purely delightful to work with. I will keep in touch with Debbie just because I like her so much and I highly recommend her. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you want to discuss further, but you will be making a good decision if you go with her!

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Party Bliss - Weddings
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian K.
Verified review

When we began planning a wedding we really did not think we needed a wedding planner. Most of them were overpriced and full of themselves. We chose Party Bliss because Kristy arrived on time and prepared for every meeting. She was helpful in helping my wife design the table decorations she was attentive to our needs and it was readily apparent she knew her job. When my wife's and my work loads increased it was becoming increasingly difficult to manage the massive workload entailed to plan a wedding at a private home venue involving 8 vendors, live entertainment international travelers and 90 guests. We handed off the entire load to Kristy and told her she had our complete trust and confidence and she absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. We had a beautiful wedding, my wife was very happy and we all had a great time because of Party Bliss and the way they professionally executed their duties. Were we to do it all over again and we knew what a great company Kristy ran, I would have given her minimal guidance and a budget and would have not been disappointed. Brian & Donna McFadden

The Wedding Ambassador
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
Verified review

Gina is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot begin to describe how thankful we are for all of her help and hard work! Hiring Gina is the best decision you’ll make for planning your big day! Gina was our coordinator, officiant and designed the candy table! She really can do it all. I highly recommend hiring your own coordinator, even if the resort provides one. There are so many curve balls that get thrown your way when planning a wedding. Enjoy the moment and let Gina take care of things! You will not regret getting to spend extra time with your guests and making their experience an even better one.

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JAMC Event Management
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

I have worked with Barbara on a variety of eventstyles including weddings. She is exceptional at planning out all of the details. She is also quick to recognize and resolve issues as they arise during the event. She is a great problem solver and works well with people.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna D.
Verified review

WOAH was amazing! They were professional, timely, and met all my expectations and then some. I could not have asked for a better service. I almost wish I could get married again to have them host another wedding!

Lady Jewel
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Edelmira H.
Verified review

Pearl made our wedding experience go so smoothly! From day one, she mapped out her plan to contact all the vendors and making sure that they were all on the same page. With her experience, it better guided us to a clearer vision of we wanted for our wedding. She was very assertive when it came time to do our Wedding Rehearsal, which was excellent for our group. Pearl did a lot more than I was expecting and I'm so thankful for that. She absolutely went above and beyond to make sure I relaxed on my wedding day. She was super professional, organized, and invested in our wedding! I will refer her to anyone that is getting married. Thank you Pearl for all that you did!! I really really don't know what we would have done it without you there!!!! A Very Satisfied Bride, Edelmira Hodge

  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
Verified review

The BEST decision I made for my wedding was hiring Tammie of Desert Vines Events as my wedding planner/coordinator. I'll be honest, I consider myself a pretty organized person who enjoys researching/planning, but no amount of research can replace the years of experience from a veteran wedding planner like Tammie. Tammie was absolutely professional, amazing, and so worth having! I told her what I like, my priorities and she made it happened! She was always quick to respond and when she gave herself a deadline, she always achieved it. What I also love the most about having a planner I didn't have to go insane trying to answer all the uncertain questions. Yes, it was PERFECT! Also, my family and friends all loved and appreciated everything that she did. I can't thank her enough, I really got to enjoy every minute of my wedding and I owe that to her... Thank You so much Tammie!!

Double T Catering & Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Estelle E.
Verified review

Adetoun is the best thing that happened to me during my wedding planning process. I hired her to do my decoration and she was exceptional. We bonded from our first meeting and she was one stop shop as she planned everything. She is very professional and keeps to her words. She did everything she said she was gonna do and even more. when the doors opened for the guess to walk into the reception venue, their face lit up because they felt like they were in Cinderella's ballroom. Everything looked so amazing. I couldn't be happier that i chosed her and i thank God for leading me to her. She made me have my dream wedding. I was a very satisfied bride and i will recommend Adetoun anytime, anyday and for any event. I will use her again for all events i will ever have. She has become our family decorator for life. I love doublt T cateering.??

Desert Whim
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Madie R.
    Verified review

    Working with Desert Whim is a dream! You're in very capable and caring hands with Bernadette! She will do whatever it takes to make sure you stay on budget and still get the wedding you've been dreaming of. From your very first meeting you'll know that not only have you found a great wedding planner, but you'll have a new friend who you can lean on throughout the entire wedding planning process! And when the big day comes you'll be able to enjoy every second of it knowing that Bernadette is in charge. You won't be disappointed!

    Life In Bloom
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ellis F.
    Verified review

    Ashley created my wedding bouquet and boutonnieres for my husband and his son. It was a thoroughly enjoyable process. First we chatted for a while about what I like, my budget, and the process. Then we traded lots of pictures back and forth. Ashley was very patient and helpful, as I didn't have a super clear idea of what I wanted and I didn't have a wedding color scheme. So she helped me go through types of flowers, determining the aesthetic I liked as well as what would be in season. I was really excited because I had no idea what the bouquet would look like, but I knew I would love it, and I was right! It was a gorgeous, hefty bouquet of spring blooms and succulents. I was just so thrilled and wish I could have carried it around for days. Ashley is also very friendly, helpful, and has a great eye. She was just wonderful to work with and doing the flowers was my favorite part of all the wedding planning.

    Arizona Occasions
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Crystal P.
    Verified review

    Arizona occasions planned my wedding 14 years ago, she did a wonderful job! She is top notch at her attention to detail. She is wonderful at listening to what you’re thinking and making it happen even better than you imagined. I would recommend this company to anyone looking!

    Chic Weddings & Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Tina A.
    Verified review

    The main thing Cassidy Evans gave us was complete peace of mind and confidence that everything was under control before and throughout the day of our wedding. Although we only hired her to do minimal preplanning and focus on day of coordination, she always returned all calls quickly at all hours, answered our questions, gave us recommendations and ideas to help us feel secure in planning our own wedding. On the day of the wedding, she seemed to be everywhere quietly resolving all issues, answering questions, coordinating all activities and paying attention to the details that made our wedding special. It was so obvious to us that she really did have a lot of experience in the industry, knew many people, and had a wide variety of ideas for us to choose from. Lastly she is a pleasure to work with, upbeat, cheerful and supportive. We highly recommend Cassidy to anyone planning a wedding. We are sure she can add a lot of value and alleviate a lot of stress so you can relax and enjoy your event.

    Carlie Gonzales
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Allison E.
      Verified review

      Carlie was a gem from the start of the wedding planning process. As a fellow vendor she made it easy to work together to create a positive experience for the bride and groom. She was wonderfully organized throughout wedding preparation, eager to make sure we had our needs clarified with the venue ahead of time, and checked in throughout the on-site installation to make sure everything was running smoothly. She ran a beautifully orchestrated event. You could tell she allowed the couple to enjoy their big the day without any stress. We would love to work with Carlie again!

      • 12 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Veronica A.
      Verified review

      Hiring Trisha was the best investment we made for our wedding! From the moment we met I knew she really cared about her clients and wanted to ensure their event goes exactly how they imagined. Trisha was everywhere I needed her to be and more and very accessible. She is flexible, kept things running as smooth as possible and made me feel at ease during the whole process and on our wedding day. She takes pride in her work and it shows. We can't thank her enough for being the support she was for us on our wedding and even after. Do yourself a favor and hire a hard working professional like Trisha for your special event. Thanks Trisha!!

      Hytched Weddings & Events
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Janet G.
      Verified review

      Natasha did an amazing job, we couldn't have been happier with how the night went. It was definitely a night to remember.

      About

      Weddings cost more and more each year, and with the current state of the economy - who can afford that? At Perfect Memories, we find the best deal available for you. Make your dream wedding a reality without breaking the bank. Dream big, and leave the work to us.

      About

      We plan events, including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and more. We will handle the booking, ordering, decorating, and ensuring the event runs smoothly.

      About

      Victoria Canada Weddings and Events is a professional event consulting and wedding company servicing the greater Scottsdale, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona areas. We provide a lot of event and wedding services which will permit you to enjoy your wedding and engagement or special occasion. We focus on designing stylish and stunning weddings and fabulous events. We're professionals that will provide you with the personal attention and organization to make it a unique event. Stop stressing and start enjoying your event or wedding!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a wedding planner?

      A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

      How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

      Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

      The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

      • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
      • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
      • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
      • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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