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Plush Artistry LLC California
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
Verified review

Jacynda, Nicole and Madison helped me and my girls get ready for my wedding. Jacynda did all of our makeup and Nicole and Madison did our hair. They arrived right on time, were super professional and very patient. My little sister gets really bad motion sickness and was ill a lot of the morning from her car ride and the ladies were super understanding and accommodating. When my sister needed a breather, one of us would hop in her chair and they would switch gears until she was ready to finish. We had to start hair and make up super early in the day because they had another booking, and for the most part everyone's hair held up with the exception of those who had curls - if you are starting early but your wedding is late, make sure everyone has a complete updo. My hair held up ALL NIGHT but my sister's curls and the curls for the flower girls fell flat even with all the product they put in it. It's just the reality of curls (and little girls). I didn't know what style my sister had chosen for the flower girls hair and if I had I would have insisted on updo's myself. I was caught off guard when I learned during my trial that they don't provide lip color since they can't give everyone a lipstick to touch up later in the day. But it made sense and I went out and bought some long lasting lipsticks for my girls. I was pleasantly surprised when Jacynda arrived with lipsense samples for all of my girls on the wedding day! We each got to choose what color we wanted and were given the samples for touch ups as needed. After a few kissing pictures during our first look, I was grateful for the touch-up kit they provided. Overall, I was super happy with how everyone's makeup turned out and absolutely loved that Nicole was able to work with my notoriously heavy hair. I highly recommend this team!

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DJ T-Roc
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren G.
Verified review

Taif was an excellent DJ for my large wedding this past Spring. Not only was he very responsive and prompt during the entire planning process (was always so quick to answer my emails and get back to me with answers to my many questions), but he had such a great attitude and professional demeanor. When it came down to the actual wedding, Taif was awesome! He met me and my fiance at the venue (down in Pasadena) a few weeks prior for a walk through, showed up early the day-of for set up, and delivered a flawless DJ performance which included specific songs to accompany the ceremony, dinner and dancing receptions, along with a MC script. We also received many compliments from guests about how he kept the party going all night long! We were so so happy with Taif and will recommend him to ANYONE looking for an exceptional DJ with experience, musical knowledge and wonderful customer service!

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Elida S.
Verified review

Like i said to him: "you're the man" he was from the very beginning absolutely helpful. We book him for a tasting on the Mexican menu , he drove all the way from Lake Elsinore to Boyle Heights. He quickly realized that our tasting which involved my mom and mother in law was better off to be held in Spanish. He fulfilled the palate of both of my moms and thats already saying plenty. His prices are beyond amazing for the quality food you get. We book him right away and began our journey together. The communication with him was always pleasant and straight to the point. He helped us on our special day by setting up cider glasses, and im sure he and his staff help on plenty other things that were not in the list but that's how he works always going above and beyond. I'm still getting compliments on the food and the service on our wedding day. I'm looking forward to book Jose again for my husband's big 50 next year. Mean while i continue to pass around his contact info to friends who are eager to book him too.

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Out of the Box weddings
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy K.
Verified review

David did an incredible job of taking a very customized request for a handfasting marriage ceremony, incorporating a sand ceremony for the blending of our family of six and helping us to create a great flow that was relaxed, enjoyable, meaningful, yet efficient and timely. He was very proactive with us in reaching out to make sure everything was in place (super helpful for an extra chaotic time leading up to the wedding). He brought such a great vibe with him that just made us and everyone relax and it was just perfect.

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ITM Entertainment
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan K.
Verified review

My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with James for our wedding. We reached out to at least 7 DJs while planning our wedding, and all were either extremely unresponsive, or the quality of their work wasn't what we wanted for our wedding. ITM Entertainment was a perfect marriage of the 2. James is incredibly responsive to you, which always sets your mind at ease. I'll be the first to say that I was not the easiest bride to work with! We left our song requests off to the very last minute, but James was incredibly professional & executed everything flawlessly. James also has a super cool system where you can fill in what songs you want & don't want at your wedding. It was a super organized system, and perfect for a control freak like me. :) Now comes the best part. We received so many compliments from our guests about how much they loved the music, not only during the dance portion, but during cocktail hour & dinner time. This really showed that James *got* the vibe that we wanted for our wedding. The dance floor was absolutely packed all night, thanks to James (one friend actually got an injury from dancing too hard, and MANY mentioned how sore they were from dancing non-stop). We had an absolute blast, and I couldn't recommend ITM Entertainment more.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam S.
Verified review

Best experience ever. She was awesome. Cooked dinner for my wife and I and our 4 young kids. Prime rib lobster scallops!!! Unreal. Would hire her everyday if I could.

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryll V.
Verified review

Jessica was awesome to work with. Her creative style lends itself beautifully for outdoor photo shoots using nature as an incredible backdrop. Thank you Jessica for all the lovely photo's of our 25th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony. It was a pleasure working with you and your husband Bobby.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Beverly N.
Verified review

Elena did my engagement photos and they came out beautiful, my husband and I never took professional photos before, so she guided us until we got comfortable. She definitely listened to what we wanted and it came out beautiful. Elena also did our wedding and we're waiting on the pictures but I know they'll be great! She was so wonderful! Thank you!

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal D.
Verified review

Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Maryam L.
Verified review

She really listened to my concerns and gave me the look that I'm excited to wear for my wedding

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Devon D.
Verified review

Olga was amazing she captured everything I wanted in my wedding and she was so professional and sweet at the same time ! THANK YOU

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica J.
Verified review

Had an amazing experience with Aiya Photography for my wedding. I would highly recommend them!! I was very pleased best photographer around!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Sally A.
Verified review

Laura was very nice to work with. She was responsive to our needs and made photo suggestions that enhanced our wedding memories.

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Wedding Chaplain Dawn
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan J.
Verified review

Chaplain Dawn makes this such an easy process for any couple who is totally new to the wedding scene! She met with us beforehand to ask any personal details we might want in the ceremony, and she did a wonderful job of incorporating them! Also awesome for accommodating a non religious request. We ended up going with exactly what Dawn wrote, with no changes at all, because it was perfect! When I, the bride, starting crying during our vows, she gave me a little "you got this" and that was so sweet. So so happy we went with Dawn, and highly recommend her services to anyone looking!

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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CANDIA S.
Verified review

Phoebe did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my 1920s themed wedding, we didn’t even do a trial run before. I was able to show her my dress and explain to her what I wanted and she delivered. I normally do my own makeup for everything since I love makeup, but I’m so glad I decided to get it done. I’m still continuing to get compliments on my look. I definitely would recommend her for your bridal needs!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda F.
Verified review

Provided all floral arrangements for my wedding. Wedding took place in April 2015. Very detailed and professional consultations, kept record of all interests and conversations. Floral designs were a true work of art! You could see the talent and attention to detail presented in each arrangement. She paid close attention to the vision we had and even incorporated elements of our personalities. You can truly see that floral design is a passion for her, and that she cares about the person and all who are going to enjoy the arrangements. She would even suggest different types of flowers to help trim the cost while still accomplishing the same effect and desire of the Bride. Great communication including photos of progress and making sure it's what the Bride wants. Each arrangement unique while still each and every one complimenting each other, almost like a story. She even incorporated additional elements while keeping in the budget.

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Tastefully Yours
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
Verified review

Isaac's did a great job catering our wedding! The food was both super delicious & very affordable. Lisa at Isaac's Catering is wonderful to work with, very responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend using them for any of your events!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie R.
Verified review

Jake and Christina made our wedding day one to remember forever! They worked with us to customize a package that had everything we were looking for and more. Their attention to detail and overall quality of work is outstanding. Our photos and wedding video were beautiful and we love the experience we had working with Gleimlight. We cannot thank them enough for all their time and amazing work! 10 out of 10, will be recommending to everyone we know.

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FB/IG: FreshFaceEra 💄💋
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sang L.
Verified review

I procrastinated with getting maternity photos taken, especially since I was not feeling attractive...but as my due date fast approached, I feared I would regret not taking photos. I scrambled not only to find a photographer, but also a dress, and almost forgot about having my make up done! Thuy from Fresh Face Era was so quick to respond and tend to my needs! I've seen Thuy's work through wedding photographers and instagram and was so happy that she was able to help me on short notice. She has a great eye for beauty and used her expertise to give me the natural make up look appropriate for a soon to be mom :). (but if I had a wedding or ball to go to, I would be more than happy for her to glam me up! I've seen her work and it's definitely glamorous!) The make up turned out beautifully on the photos. Thank you so much Thuy from Fresh Face Era for making me feel beautiful during times when a pregnant woman needed it =p.

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Angeline's Floral Design
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline S.
Verified review

From the start, Angeline was fantastic! She was responsive, thorough, competitive on pricing and most importantly, she listened to what I was asking for. I asked for white flowers & flowey greens, (we had a nautical theme). She took my vision and created a quote with that in mind. Angeline never had her own agenda; she also shared new ideas with me that were in line with my goals. The no-cost consultation was a lovely touch. Leading into our wedding, Angeline took the time to review everything with me several times, making small tweaks where needed. On the day of the wedding, she was on-time, delivering all of the beautiful designs. I was thoroughly impressed with her work. I feel that she went above and beyond on the flowers; they were absolutely spectacular and more than I thought I was going to get. So beautiful! We loved working with Angeline. I highly recommend her and her work. Thank you Angeline for making our day so special and beautiful :)

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Best Friends Creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
Verified review

Adam made a gorgeous video that really captured the entire experience of our wedding. Now we can relive the wonderful moments that we lived through.

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.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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