You’re getting married! Hooray! Except now…planning. Avoid the pain of DIYers who lose their minds in the process. No need to call endless vendors, creating spreadsheets of prices and services—book it all online and take it easy. Here are 13 popular wedding services on Thumbtack you can book with just a few clicks. Now go ahead and relax. Enjoy your engagement.
Food! A highlight or flop at any wedding you’ve attended. So, of course yours has to be perfect. Round up the best options for your palate and budget from the culinary stars on Thumbtack. If you’re uncertain how to start, learn the 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Caterer.
Romantic and rustic, opulent and ornate—whatever vibe you want at your wedding, flowers set the tone. A fabulous florist works with your budget to bring your vision to life. Whether you want rare orchid petals carpeting the aisle and flowers dripping from crystal chandeliers, or just some sweet and simple bouquets for you and your maids, gifted Thumbtack florists have got your back. Read How to Hire a Fantastic Event Florist to get started.
Wedding Hair Styling
Yes, you look cute when you throw your hair in a ponytail. But is that really what you want for your celebration? Wedding photos last a lifetime, so your hair might as well look damn good in them. Find a stylist, do a test run at least a week out, and look nothing short of divine on your day.
If J. Lo is all you know of wedding planners, be prepared to be amazed. Yes, like Lopez’s headset-wearing wedding master, they offer full spectrum, every-last-detail luxury service. But it’s important to know they also cater to smaller budgets and provide flexible plans for a variety of needs. Get the skinny in What to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Planner.
Life’s too short for bad cake. Selecting your pastry chef might be the best part of this whole process because you have a solid excuse to do multiple cake tastings. Yum.
Turn that boring rented hall into the perfect wedding paradise with the creative skills of a wedding decorator. These artistic wizards makeover rehearsal spaces, ceremony sites, and reception halls—or all three—to bring your vision to life. Engage them for any part of the process including design consultation, decor rentals, setup and breakdown. The magic is in the details.
Little known secret: You don’t have to do all the work. If a wedding planner is out of your budget—or you love overseeing every step of the planning process—you still benefit from a day-of wedding coordinator. This organizational master will keep your day running smooth, ensuring you don’t have to keep track of seating charts, cue the MC for the first dance, or direct the caterers where to put out the trash. Relax, they’ve got it covered.
Wedding Band Entertainment
Do you really want your brother’s garage band from college to play your wedding? No. You do not. Jazz, swing, rock, contemporary, orchestral, Latin, country, brass band, mariachi—you name it, the musicians of Thumbtack will provide it with fabulously professional panache.
Wedding Henna Tattooing
Guests love fun activities. Lovebirds love unique personalization on their big day. On a personal level, henna tattoos for your and your honey represent the union you’re embarking on. On a party level, a henna tattoo artist at the reception is super playful and leaves guests with a week-long souvenir of your epic celebration.
Wedding Limousine Rental
Don’t drive your car. You’ll be wearing fancy wedding gear and stuff gets tangled up and it’s annoying to find a place to park and what if you run out of gas? So much better to unfurl from the back of a shining limousine like the star that you are—with not a hair out of place and sublimely relaxed from the bubbly you shared with the wedding party en route. Way better.
Wedding Bus Rental
Get the gang on board and make an awesome wedding party entrance to the ceremony and reception. Music, drinks, dancing, fabulous photo ops—everything’s more fun as a group.
Wedding Dance Lessons
Of course you are a fabulous dancer, but that doesn’t mean your honey couldn’t use a little help. Let the spotlight shine without fear on your first dance together as a married couple. No matter if you’re shaking things up with a spicy salsa dance, are working the traditional waltz, or have a choreographed routine to an ‘80s hit—you’ll be more confident and appreciate the moment more with a little professional help.
Yes! You did it! Relatives hugged, photos taken, vows said, cake eaten, night danced away—now it’s honeymoon time. Take the stress out of relaxation by signing on a travel pro who’s well versed in the fine art of romance vacations. You share your vision, they do all the work.