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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
LC E.
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I hosted a baby shower for my daughter and so many things happened around planning that event. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feed my guest. However dynamic cuisine was there to save the day. Even after my guest list expanded at the last minute, Dynamic cuisine was able to accommodate my needs. My guest were over joyed with the flavors and selection of foods. I will definitely use Dynamic cuisine again at all my events. They also have the perfect name because everything was Dynamic!!

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia R.
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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
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia B.
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My experience with Debbie Kennedy Events & Design was absolutely phenomenal! Debbie and her team took my vision for my graduation celebration event, enhanced it, and executed the event flawlessly. Debbie stood out among all seven event planners I interviewed because of her extensive experience, professionalism, creativity, and take-charge attitude. It was a joy and pleasure to work with her. With Debbie and her team at the helm, I didn’t have a care in the world. I can’t wait to work with her again!

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JAMC Event Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia J.
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Ms Barbara was a God send to me. From the day we met, she was so personable, professional, and knowledgeable about this field. Her fee for officiating my ceremony was reasonable, and she looked great at the event. Would definitely recommend her for services.

Plant 2 Plate
4.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amber S.
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Jami did the catering for a school event I had to host at my son's school. I cannot say enough good things about her cooking. She was great to work with and everyone was raving about the food, asking to have her information for their own events.

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Vegas 2 U
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla G.
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It was great! They responded to us so quickly when we asked 2 days before the event! Awesome job and will use in the future!

Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Carolyn Lofgren
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We had Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla come to our work for a fundraiser. They were so easy to work with and the food was AMAZING. They actually ran out of food because we had so much more people than we were expecting. The amazing smell of food was bringing in people from all over! I definitely recommend them for anyone's event.

Party On Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel L.
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Whitney and her staff are amazing! Thank you for making my event come to life. I will definitely be using Party on Catering for all my future events! Thank you again!

Double T Catering & Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abisola O.
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Adetoun Oluwole is an exceptional caterer and Events Planner. Her work speaks of her passion for excellence and her attention to detail. She is very creative, very talented and very skilled in her art! She is consistent with her standard of excellence and I absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants to have a fantastic event!!

On Top Hospitality
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sonam B.
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Amazing service! They did a great job at responding to me and getting me a bartender for my event last minute. Appreciate the level of professionalism.

  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Candace S.
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Working with Desert Vines Events was such a fantastic experience. I was an out of town bride who had to do a lot of coordinating and planning from a distance. Having Desert Vines at my disposal for brainstorming sessions, errand running, venue scouting, flower arranging and everything in between, was such a blessing. They really are a one stop shop, taking care of everything from A to Z. They hand crafted and created a dessert table to die for, decorated a 10,000 square foot rustic barn (inside and out) and managed the guest gift bags at the hotel. I am also the type of person who has been planning this day for years and years and knew exactly what I wanted for the big day. Desert Vines not only carried out my every wish to perfection but also made very helpful suggestions along the way that only a professional in the event planning industry would know. I would recommend Desert Vines Events to anyone looking to host an event to remember.

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

Lady Jewel always does an awesome job. I've attended several weddings she coordinated. She is resourceful and keeps vendors ready to handle every aspect of the ceremony and reception. She handles it all with calmness & professionalism. Very, very easy to work with and listens to the family's desires. I've seen her pull off elaborate events almost effortlessly!

Alluring Touch Events LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Monica A. Paredes
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In love with every single decoration made by Alluring Touch Events.... They are great, make your wedding idea come true. Very highly recommended. They did a great job in my wedding !!!!

Imbibe Entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chad N.
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We hired Troy for a private Open House party. He came prepared & on time and was both personable and professional the entire evening. Our friend helped cater the event, and he volunteered to assist her with serving, engaging guests in conversation and even helped her clean up! Having been a bartender, he has a wonderful demeanor and is so easy to talk to. He is also knowledgeable about wines, craft beers and previously unheard of cocktails. We would not hesitate to either hire him again, or recommend him to anyone looking for the types of services he offers.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kris A.
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Laken Deal runs a great ship. She came down with strep throat and had Jenna fill in for our Premier Launch Event at a one-of-a-kind estate in Sedona. Not only did Jenna come prepared, she wowed the guests. Absolut Bartending is top notch and absolutely delivers! On behalf of ILoveSedonaRealEstate.Com- we LOVE Absolut Bartending...

Simplicity By Stefanie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Saint B.
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Stefanie did an amazing job helping me coordinate my wedding colors, rentals, and confirming everyone the week of the wedding. I couldn’t have asked for a better planner at an extremely affordable price!

Pique Partners Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jordan M.
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I used Tiny Maven on two occasions, and was blown away by both! The attention to detail, thoroughness of theme, and passion are quite impressive and evidenced through their team’s efforts. I was also equally impressed by their level of professionalism and their efficiency and ability to both set up and tear down quickly. The first event I used them for was for a retirement party for my father - and from the music playlist and decor to the table settings and activities, he was baffled by how customized the setting was to him and his career, and thanked us over and over again for such a wonderful event. This led to my using them a second time, for which the occasion was a 60th birthday for my mom! She was also extremely enthused by the decorations and whimsy of it all. And because it was a room full of women, no one hesitated to mention how cute and well-thought-out everything in the house was. It was a last minute engagement (on my end) that Tiny Maven managed to bring together beautifully! Suffice it to say that if you’re looking for a planner who will cater to your needs and go the extra mile - you’ve definitely found them in Tiny Maven!

Glorious Details
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Valerie G.
    Verified review

    Glorious Details & Ginny Vincent-Moore planned my baby shower and it was a truly fantastic experience. I traveled from out of town and all of the details were taken care of. I gave her a theme, the guest list and where I wanted the event to take place and she literally took care of every detail for me! I was able to enjoy my trip, my special day and not have to worry about anything. If you are unsure about using an event planner, I would highly suggest speaking with Ginny about what she can bring to the table. Every detail is covered and guaranteed to knock your socks off!

    Celebrate for Good
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alyssa P.
    Verified review

    What an organized, responsible, and kind staff! Their aesthetics are spot on. Thanks for a stunning and entertaining event! <3

    About

    At Forget-Me-Knot Weddings and Events our goal is to create fun, stress free events that make a lasting impression by incorporating your unique tastes and personality every step of the way. From start to finish we will be by your side helping to make your vision become a reality whether it be a grandiose wedding of 300 or an intimate birthday celebration for 20. Let us take care of every detail while you sit back and enjoy your day!

    About

    I meet with individual clients to plan events, including weddings, anniversaries, parties, baby showers, birthdays and graduations, etc. I take your ideas and take all the hard work that goes behind it away from you, so you can enjoy your party or event. From invitations to thank you cards and everything in between to as little as you need taken care of, I'm here for you!

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.