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Cathedral City Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cathedral City.

  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Janice L.
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Mike catered an event with 60 people expected at our home. Everything I requested food-wise was supplied, and the food was served within our requested time frame. The hamburgers/cheeseburgers and chicken were very good, with all the fresh fixin's, and the chocolate ice cream shakes were awesome. Mike's fryer for the fries was not working, but he was able to use our home oven. Would have loved to have tasted those fresh fried! Suggestions: chill the root beer prior to using for floats, and have enough floats and shakes for each person to have one of each treat. Mike was very easy to work with, and I would use Mike again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany M.
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I can't describe how much I enjoyed my experience working with Megan Brown. Her floral arrangements were gorgeous, and she was able to include more flowers than originally proposed because we came in under budget. I LOVED my bridal bouquet and the cohesive elegance of all the flowers for the full bridal party. Megan was able to incorporate my favorite two-toned calla lilies while making the entire arrangement look lush and natural. Delivery was punctual and easy, and her set up in the reception hall looked wonderful. The lantern centerpieces were the perfect match for my vision of Megan communicates well, through both email and text, and is flexible with payment schedules. I highly recommend her floral and event planning expertise!

All Ways Entertainment
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Kenya H.
Verified review

I hired the queen Elsa entertainment for my daughters 8th birthday party of frozen and the party was a hit. The kids loved the face painting while she sang songs ,they enjoyed the magic show and balloon animals. She was great and on time!! I would definitely recommend to anyone for there event/party. Going to other people's party who had entertainment similar she by far the was best and was worth it the money I paid😁 would definitely recommend 👍🏻

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Hilary K.
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Jessica was great and went above and beyond what we hired her to do. I found her on Craigslist so was a bit skeptical, but it all turned out amazingly. We hired her to prep, cook, serve and clean for our meal at my husband's 40th birthday party for approximately 30 people. Jessica and her team did so much more that that. They served appetizers, acted as bartenders, did store runs, helped us put a shade shelter in the pool and so much more. They acted more as event coordinators than just cooks. My friends were very impressed and said she made the party! Thanks Jessica!

  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie N.
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Marie was fantastic to work with! She goes above and beyond as a day-of coordinator to make sure that every detail is in place. She has great organizational and soft skills, which is important when working with family members and vendors. It's apparent she loves her job and genuinely cares about her client. I would absolutely recommend Marie to anyone On the day of our wedding, our Hawaiian Ice vendor wasn't serving the ice cream we had requested (and paid extra for). When I realized this, I was about to go over and talk to the vendor but before I could even step in that direction, Marie intercepted me and said, "Don't you worry about a thing. I'll handle this." A couple minutes later every guest who wanted ice cream had some :) Marie even met us the evening before the wedding to pick up decorations so we wouldn't have to worry about taking them over the day of the event! She is an absolute pleasure to work with and I'm so grateful to have found her. Our wedding wouldn't have been half as spectacular without her amazing support. Marie, thank you so much!! Laurie O.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

First Class Catering Service catered an Italian buffet for my sister's Sweet 16. They were very friendly and accommodating throughout our event planning process and tailored the buffet to our needs in order to make our event a success. Ultimately, the event was great and our guests loved the food. It was a pleasure working with Michael and will definitely recommend him to friends and family who are in search of a catering service. Thanks!

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
LaShonda P.
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From A-Z, this company has it under control! I will never use another Event planner. There is simply no need to.

Golden Coast Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Maria C.
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Ingrid and Stacy have surpassed all expectations I had for wedding planning services. Initially I was very stressed to even be planning a wedding, however with their help they've put me at ease by going over many items I wouldn't have even thought of. They are always available when I have questions and go above and beyond by verifying contracts with all my vendors. The nice thing is they are also willing to work on custom peices like signs, center peices and even arrangement of flowers. Most other wedding planners dont have the time commitment and money saving ability to tackle do it yourself projects. This has allowed me to have things I would have never been able to afford like a paper flower wall for photos and candy station. When I priced these things through a 3rd party they were completely out of reach. Ingrid and Stacy are a great team and I recommend them to anyone planning any event big or small.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Kim is a wonderful event planner to have on your team! We found her to be very understanding of the type of wedding ceremony we wanted and she asked great questions to keep us thinking. Her years of experience have helped us plan our small, ideal destination wedding ceremony.

THATS MY DAWG CONCESSIONS
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Bob K.
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THATS MY DAWG CONCESSIONS did an outstanding for our corporate event from start to finish. I was skeptical at first due to the size of the company(3 employees, but 8 years in business and extremely motivated) however, they quickly gained my confidence as I was working with very tight deadline, in need of a theme, and obviously had to quickly decide what to serve, I threw a few ideas out there and a couple of days later they had the theme, the menu, and they were reasonable with the prices considering we were starting from ground zero and had a short deadline. I would totally recommend them, customer service fantastic and they kept our company “in the loop” as to their progress. The food is fresh and presented nicely and very good. I am still amazed how they came through for us. Bob Kitzmiller GM Roto Rooter

Sabreen W.
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She took a last minute order for a winter wonderland themed party favor. She was professional, timely, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend her for your special event!

Royal Bash Event Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jim H.
Verified review

Royal Bash Event Design catered our 50th Anniversary luau. Uniquely developed details personalized every facet of the celebration. The planning began months in advance with a "save the date" reminder followed by beautiful invitations. Nearing the entrance you were greated by sounds of Hawaiian music, fragrant flowers and a beautiful door wreath, which carried the ambiance of island life throughout the entire home and poolside area. Every expressed wish was incorporated into the theme, especially with the food. A whole pig ws BBQ'd in an open above ground pit. The rest of the food choices Royal Bash selected for the event were not only delicious and authentic, but fabulously displayed. We were truly honored in every respect and will carry this celebration as a treasured memory forever. Our sincere thanks and recommendation to Royal Bash Event Design and to all their capable staff.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
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We loved every minute of the wedding event. They really went over and beyond thanks for all your hard work we appreciate will recommend to friends and family

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Antoinette B.
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I love Papa Joe's. The owners are super friendly. My family are regulars and they always recognize us when we come in. Their prices are great and their pizza is always good and fast. The interior of the restaurant could use some updating, but this is a local family-owned place that does what they can with what they have. Try their party-sized pizza for your next party. It feeds many hungry teenagers.

Ardie's Events
5.0
from 1 review
    Shonda B.
    Verified review

    Ardie's events hosted a seafood broil at a party I attended and the food was delicious. From the potatoes to the shrimp and crab legs. Awesome Service!!!!

    About

    I have over 25 years experience producing extraordinary international events/shows for Universal Studios. More recently I turned my attention to weddings.

    About

    I do makeup for all occasions. I am also available as an event planner and decorator. Being creative and making things stand out is what I do best.

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    • 6 years in business
    About

    I will take care of your event as if it is my daughter's wedding. I make centerpieces with real or silk flowers, small or large vases. I decorate cake table with lights and flowers. I decorate door way with balloon sculpting and with your imagination, I bring your vision come to life.

    About

    I will work with you on all your party/event planning, including dresses, hair, food, venue, invitations, etc. Whatever your need, I can help. From events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations; I turn your day dreams into memories.

    About

    I help anyone create the event of their dreams, big or small and young or old. I have planned three weddings so far, and I look forward to helping create more memories exactly the way you dream it!

    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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