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Bakersfield Event Planners

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Tessa Rust Coordinates
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Jennifer G.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Tessa for your party planning needs. She is wonderful, easy to work with, kind, and super diligent - not to mention professional. No matter how big or small of event she makes it stress-free and fun. I really can't say enough good things about her. You will be thrilled with your choice if you use her. :)

    Platinum Parties & Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa R.
    Verified review

    Amazing job planning/coordinating a large fundraising event for a national non-profit. Very professional and would absolutely use her services again! Thanks again Ashley!

    Westbrook Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Crystal A.
    Verified review

    We hired Westbrook Events to plan our wedding. We were so happy with everything they did and provided for us. We started the process with Denette a year before our wedding date and she walked us through the entire process and helped bring my vision of my wedding day to a reality. We highly recommend using them for your big day! Frank & Crystal

    Simply Shabby Chic Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Tina L.
      Verified review

      Best in the business !! If your having a wedding or just a party in general do not go without a coordinator.

      • 3 years in business
      Shareen and Rick M.
      Verified review

      I'm from California city and there's NOTHING around there to get married in. I found Rose Garden on google and saw the reviews on the wedding wire and The Knot . I was surprised when I called at 7:30 at night to leave a message and someone actually picked up ! Paul was really sweet and I set up an appt . My fiancée Rick was saying it's too late expensive for us, let's just get a hall . He really stressed me out until we got there 10 minutes early before our appt . We just sat there and stared at the view and how beautiful and open the courtyard was. Paul got out to meet us and Rick said " you know I was thinking your overpriced , but as soon as I drove up I was sold ". I was so happy !!! We signed that day . I liked that their website has all the prices listed and the contract was simple. I was afraid of hidden fees but we read it 3 times and it was just like the website . Our wedding day this winter was PERFECT . Lorie did our ceremony. ( shes really funny ) After the wedding we cuddled on the soft patio chairs looking at the view. Everyone was gone and we had the whole 20 acres to our selves . It was really magical . The owners were really nice to us and we got handmade French toast the next morning from Paul . YUM .

      • 6 years in business
      Yaya E.
      Verified review

      Love love love her work! She is very talented. I would totally recommend her.

      About

      We love to do event planning and day of services for parties, weddings, etc. We will travel to you, and assist in any way needed.

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      I plan events of all kinds and will meet your needs and make you happy. My services are available for weddings, business activities, and social events. I can also provide decorations and food for the event.

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      I feel that all wedding planners are unique in our own way also when customers see me excited there happy to!

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      I do a variety of things for my clients, including home staging, party planning and events, organizing, hairstyling, nails and makeup. I also do personal assistant work. I am a very friendly and outgoing person, and I am fun to work with. I will consider traveling, depending on the job and the client. I always look forward to meeting new clients. I consider it a new friendship. So, let's have some fun!

      About

      We are a mobile DJ & KJ entertainment company. We specialize in private events, such as weddings, birthday parties, entertainment rap parties, holiday parties, corporate parties, fundraisers, grand openings, golf tournaments and special functions at country clubs, bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet 16s birthday parties, high school proms, campaign functions, ballroom events, and much more. We also specialize in wedding and event planning and coordinating. We have been in the DJ and karaoke business for several years and have many returning customers. Referrals are upon requests. Here's what some of our customers had to say about our services: "MusicMX Entertainment is a first-class act. They're very much about customer service and making their clients number one. DJ Bill always comes prepared and is very professional. He's a great DJ and MC and every party he has done for us, he always has everyone up on the dance floor dancing and having a great time." - Quote by: Cheryl, Simi Valley, CA "They are the best DJ entertainment company I've ever hired and let me tell you, we have many parties throughout the year and have had numerous DJ's, and they're the best. They have done all of our parties for the past year and we hope will continue. They are very professional and somehow know what kind of music to play to keep me and my guest happy and dancing the night away. I mean that literally -- five hours of full dancing, sweating, drinking and having a great time. DJ Bill is awesome. He and his wife put on a great show." - Quote by: Celeste, Camarillo, CA Let us make your party a success. We strive on making our customers happy and making each event the very best event ever. We go all-out and "no holds-barred." Our customers are number one, and we strive on keeping them happy. We are very professional and will not let you down. Let us be the DJ to your wedding or your next event.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We are not your Ordinary Rental Company , we provide so many more services that help make your event the very best it can be ....

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      Very professional to all clients and satisfy all customer wants and needs.

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      With speical attention to rich tradition & culture, INSPIRED KARMA incorporates todays cutting edge trends to create first class events with exquisite style, genuine hospitality & flawless execution.

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      I am an wedding and event planner. I also do South Asian wedding and Bollywood parties. Elegant centerpieces for wedding and parties. Coordinate birthday parties , baby showers, bridal shower,theme parties.

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      I offer party and event planning that will make memories that bring you smiles. Let me take away your worries, so you and your guests have the time of your lives!

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      Definately my personality an i have been involved in the food an beverage for twenty years, my attention to service .

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      I specialize in event/birthday and wedding cakes, cupcakes, pops and specialty chocolate candies.

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      I am a party planner who can do as little or as much as you need to make your special event go off without a hitch. I do: * Babyshower * Graduation parties * Weddings * Bachelorette parties * Retirement parties * Birthday parties for both kids and adults

      About

      We are a full-service event production company. We provide the client with a one stop location for all their event needs.

      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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