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Escondido Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planning services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Escondido.

  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
James P.
Verified review

Marie was awesome and helped us a lot planning for our wedding. We had a great time and we got the wedding we wanted and more. Thanks Marie.

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

My new husband and I and brides mom are so happy with the outcome with our ceremony. She made the whole thing flow so smoothly, brought a little fun and understanding into everything. Speaking to her before, during and after was easy and helped with relieving stress and anything you thought might be chaotic. Thank you so much for all your help! We are so happy.

Avian's House Catering
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Margie S.
Verified review

I threw a suprise dinner gathering for a friend's birthday in Califonia from another State (thanks to Avian's house who did all the work)...Avian was vey helpful, courteous, and very professional. He always returned my call, email and text. Everything went as planned...started the dinner on time and everyone is still talking about how delicious the dinner was....everything on the menu was made from scratch. Avian was awesome. He made me look like a genius planning from Texas and yet he did all the work. I will definately not hesitate to recommend him or use him again. Thank you Avian ~ from Texas.

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Events by Abel
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison F.
Verified review

Andrea was so easy to work with throughout the planning process even though I only booked her for the day of. She offered help and suggestion beyond what she was required and it was very obvious that she loves what she does. On the day of, I had very little to stress about regarding the logistics of the big day as I knew that Andrea and her team had it handled. She executed the vision I had for my day beautifully and handled all of the details with ease. I would definitely recommend using Andrea for all of your wedding planning and event needs-she does not disappoint!

Scrap At It Designs
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa & Mario R.
Verified review

Christina ensured our 10hr wedding was a huge success!!! Excellent service all around! Pre-event; Various in person meetings and phone calls, offered her own event items. Key attention to detail and final rundown. Event; Christina and staff committed to a full day of smooth operations from setup, event and clean up. Throughout the day the team and Christina executed multiple duties at different times flawlessly. Advice to clients; Anticipate any event circumstances in order to give Christina and the team the power of authority. Christina will delegate seamlessly.

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Larry Steckling, Florist--
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

Thank you so much Larry for helping through the process of getting my flowers done for my wedding next month! You are by far the most attentive person; always listening to what I want. I cannot wait for my big day and to see how beautiful everything will turn out because of you!

The Experience Events Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tarasha C.
Verified review

I would like to give big thank you to The Experience Decorations and Party Planning company. This is my second time using them for events the first time was a Christmas party at my home .They turn my backyard into a winter wonderland they provided tables,chairs,heating lamps, decoration, Candy Apples, cookies chocolate dipped strawberries fountains, and a custom photo frame and the second event was my godson's birthday party where they turn Paw Patrol into a reality the decorations was so realistic that you thought you were in the cartoon I was very impressed by the quality of work and professionalism and that they were able to stick with my budget. thank you sincerely Tarasha

Calmerin Designs and Events
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Myna T.
Verified review

Glennie and her team was Everything I had hoped for and more! They were so helpful throughout the entire process, went above and beyond, and we’re so detail oriented and amazing. I really did not have to plan my wedding because they had it all planned for me. I just had a vision, I told him what I wanted, and they made it happen. I would highly recommend Glennie and her team To everyone I know. My wedding of 450 gas and having it on today’s was so fun and exciting. If I were to have it again in 10 years, I would definitely rebook with her.

V Party & Event
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her for the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect! I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. I will add pictures once I receive them from the photographer. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leilani C.
Verified review

Vanessa was an absolute pleasure to work with! I hired her to help me coordinator everything leading up to our wedding day. Her attention to detail was phenomenal and served as a wonderful second pair of eyes in reading over all the contracts from vendors! I couldn't believe how many details and questions there was but she was there to answer and ask all of them. It was really great that once the wedding date was approaching she started answering emails from my vendors because she already had the answers which saved us a great time of time! She really knew her way about event planning and it was so comfortable for me to talk to her about changes or thoughts and she is very flexible with direction if you change your mind. Vanessa responds when she sees your email and will let you know if she saw your email but didn't have time to answer. I loved how well she communicated with me. She texts right away and she is very thorough with her email responses. She is adaptable in learning how to efficiently use technology to her advantage. I opted to use GoogleDrive to share documents back and forth. Until she met me, she didn't know how to use and now she is an expert! I cannot imagine not having this wedding without all of Vanessa's hard work! She deserves all the credit.

Moments Remembered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie S.
Verified review

I recently got married and I have to say that without LyKai, my wedding wouldn't have been so wonderful and stress free. She made every step of this process so easy and fun. What was especially difficult was planning a wedding from far away, but she always responded right away to answer any questions I had and give me advice. She set us up with a website that made planning even easier. The days before the wedding she was there to go over every detail and make sure everything was taken care of. She took care of everything on the wedding day and made she the whole wedding ran smoothly. Whenever we had a chance to meet we had such a good time discussing everything and anything. She is sweet, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. She was the absolute best and so was our wedding thanks to her.

Eternal Decadence
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
Verified review

Sabrina did an excellent job planning our Thanksgiving Dinner for 21 people. She did everything she said she would do. Her caterer was superb, from quality of food to service and cleanup! Thank you all for making our Thanksgiving 2015 extra special!!!! I would hire them again....

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
Verified review

Krista did my wedding invitations and my wedding favor tags. I was blown away! Every aspect of planning my wedding was becoming more and more stressful, and the first fun thing I did for my wedding was to work with Krista on making a design for my invitations. I did not have a clear vision of what I wanted and Krista helped me to make decisions through small steps. It was overwhelming looking online at all sorts of different invitations, but Krista asked me simple questions that helped me to weed out what I didn’t want and discover what I did want. I ended up with an overall product that really gave guests a glimpse into what the wedding would be like. I had so many compliments on my invitations, and they were one of a kind. Krista was always quick to respond to me, met all of her deadlines, and never even batted an eye when I asked for MULTIPLE revisions. Her attention to detail is amazing, and there is nothing I would change about my final product. I had no idea that I could get custom invitations at a reasonable price. Only a few weeks before my wedding I asked if Krista could help me with my favor tags since I was running out of time to do them myself. Krista came up with an amazing design that matched our invitations and had them to me in record time. Working with Krista on the invitations and favor tags was probably the smoothest part of planning my wedding. With Babies on the brain I know I will be in touch soon to help with baby announcements and kid birthday parties. I am a customer for life. Thank you Krista!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
Verified review

Irene was great from communicating via cell, email, so keeping a calm and easy going attitude during the wedding. She also really cared about everyone working together. :)

  • 8 years in business
Danni M.
Verified review

Debi & her team are the best resource I know of for party and event help. We've used her for charity events, birthday and anniversary party planning, execution and gift help, decorating for the holidays. I also had Debi help with team parties. No detail is left out or unattended to. She's organized, creative, and fun to work with.

About

We are a boutique wedding planning firm specializing in design, DIY details, and helping take the stress off of you, so you can relax and enjoy your special day. We have done weddings and special events all over Southern California. Our clientele have a strong desire for those personal touches that make their celebration stand apart from "just another party". We have been in this business since 2005, and we love what we do. We are here to help you enjoy your day, relax, and have fun!

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We are event planners who love helping our customers create the event they have dreamed of! We take pride in taking the stress of the day off of you and letting you enjoy your day while we run the event.

About

We are kind and thoughtful with our clients and knowledgeable and expert with our vendors, venues and suggestions.

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You wear the dress, and we'll handle the stress! We provide wedding planning and day of coordination in Orange County and San Diego area. We'd love to make your special day stress free, enjoyable, and amazing. Prices range from $600-3000 depending on the services provided.

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We pride ourselves in ultimate client service and the "wow" factor. We are creative, innovative, and sensitive to the needs of the client and the guests. We offer a comprehensive package for services, including intimate small-scale dinner parties, rehearsal dinners, private parties, and engagement request for the guys, and we will plan your large event from A-Z. Our services cater to guests for 2-4 people and up to 200 guests. Our main focus is on weddings, but we also do proms, graduations, retirement, and teenage birthday bashes. Finally, we specialize in unique wedding venues. Booking should usually be confirmed 2-3 months prior to the event.

About

CREEations is expanding. Are you super busy and can't find the time to plan that amazing party you've been wanting? Are you low on money? Do you need a creativity boost? CREEations is the place to call! CREEations works with all budgets and does every type of event you need. For more information, go to our website.

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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