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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine K.
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This review is long overdue. They stepped in with a photo booth for my wedding on 08/06/2016 after the people we originally booked fell through less than two weeks before our wedding. They travelled for our wedding, were professional, prompt, and the guests loved the booth! Their prices are also amazing! I felt saved by Will and his crew for stepping in at the last hour and being there when I needed them. I hate to say it...but I struggle writing reviews. I don't enjoy it, but really feel like these guys deserve it. I would recommend this photo booth service without hesitation. Thanks so much!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Jules S.
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Brad and his team were simply amazing. Our photos turned out beautifully and they made sure to get all of the most important photos! Brad is also very punctual and time conscious. Which I appreciate! Finally, the day of my wedding it was 99-100 degrees out (and my genius brain decided a long sleeve dress was a good idea). Anyway, Brad and his team picked beautiful spots for photos WITH LOTS OF SHADE which certainly helped keep everyone happy. I could not have asked for a friendlier, more brilliant, or thoughtful photographer. Thank you so much for making our wedding a day we will never forget (and pictures to prove it!)!

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Weddings by Bill
4.9
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick W.
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Bill's thoughtful and kind performance of our wedding service 15 years ago remains a fond memory. The commentary was relevant, from the heart, but not overbearing. He made the service special while keeping us, the newlyweds as the stars.

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Simms Limousine Service
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
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Miriam G.
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I had a great experience with this company on my wedding day. highly recommend.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica J.
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Chris was great at providing the appropriate playlist for the mood during the reception and wedding. He also brought his own lights and assistants to help out during the reception. I wish he had played the song I wanted for the recessional during the actual ceremony, but the day was still a success so the missing songs didn't make a huge impact on the day

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Party Finesse
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark K.
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Outstanding! Amazing! DJ Steve exceeded our expectations and was truly a pleasure to work with during this whole wedding process. We were lucky to have DJ Steve for our wedding 11/17/2012! All the communication with Moondance was super easy and very prompt. DJ Steve provided great suggestions for music and helped through the whole process, he really focused on our musical tastes and incorporated both of our styles in to the day. He was super flexible with phone dates/meetings and kept in touch throughout the entire planning period. He really eased our minds, we knew we could trust him with our wedding and he was super reliable time after time. The dance floor was packed the entire evening, he even had the oldies but the goodies shaken it on the dance floor. The music was just awesome and had everyone dancing like crazy all night long. Even my now husband who hates to dance was out there all night. Our reception was fantastic, so many guest told us this is the best wedding we have ever been to and the DJ is awesome. Thank you DJ Steve for making our reception so wonderful. DJ Steve was the best, anytime we need a DJ in the future, Steve and Moondnace is our #1. I highly recommend Moondance and DJ Steve, book them now, you will not be disappointed.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Mirtha T.
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Thanks Chef Boris and Carolina for a job well done. Not only do they prepare yummy food but their overall service is outstanding. Carolina's ideas on the planning of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary were of great help. The cake she made for the event was beautiful and delicious. I highly recommend Gourmet Catering for any event. Wonderful customer service!!! I will definitely hire them for future events,

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela H.
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Joe was a truly professional and talented photography and he went to great lengths to accommodate all of us that night while we celebrated my mother and father's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I cannot thank him enough for making the evening a real gift and treasure for my whole family. I would recommend Joe to anyone who needs photography services. Thank you Joe.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa U.
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J. Concepts did our wedding video and it was beautiful!! Jami did a wonderful job, she's very professional and has a great eye!! I have watched it over and over again, and her word still amazes me!! And for those of you that are contemplating on if you want/need to spend the money on a video...you do!! You will regret it if you don't! There are 3 very important people that were at our wedding and no longer with us...and I will have those special memories forever!! Thanks, again Jami...xo

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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Omar V.
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Grant was fantastic to work with. I was in a bit of a pinch finding a photographer for a wedding proposal. He was wonderful to work with and very accommodating to my last minute request. Highly recommend.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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David D.
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We needed an aerial drone photographer for a wedding we were filming and Joe came in and got great aerial shots of the wedding ceremony. He is professional and easy going. We hope to work with him again!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie H.
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Julie was excellent. Her and her assistant did a beautiful job on 7 of us for my daughter's wedding, including the bride. My daughter looked beautiful on her special day and all of us received a lot of compliments on our makeup.

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Jocelyn B.
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I had Ruba do my traditional makeup for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. I loved how she allowed me to try different lashes before I made a decision. I liked the variety of makeup she had to choose from. She was professional and punctual. I’m glad I chose her.

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Full Crate Entertainment
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine M.
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I can't speak highly enough about Jose Castaneda aka DJ puzzle (owner of Full Crate Entertainment). His DJ services were a huge hit at our wedding this summer (07/2017) - all our guests raved about the great music! As someone who had never hired a DJ before I was a little intimidated by the whole process- but Jose made the entire thing feel effortless. First, he met with us in person to look at our space and discuss set up and how everything would work. He quickly made us feel comfortable and put our minds at ease. He even met with us in person a week before our wedding to go through all the details and make sure we felt comfortable with everything. The day of our wedding he arrived early to make sure everything was set up prior to guests arrival and was the hit of the party. He also spoke English and Spanish - which was perfect for our bilingual wedding. He played all the music we requested and was really good at feeling out the crowd. The dance floor was packed all night long. He was also good about taking requests but making sure to only play music we would like (which we discussed in advance). Getting a quality DJ truly sets the tone for the party and I couldn't be happier. Full Crate Entertainment offered services that were high quality and professional while still being incredibly warm and friendly. They truly went above and beyond. I was worried about affording a good DJ due to our very tight budget and was ecstatic to discover that not only are their rates incredibly reasonable - they are also all-inclusive (music, lighting, equipment, set-up, etc.) Look no further - DJ Puzzle has got your back and will make sure you have an amazing experience!

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea B.
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We hired Mark to be our videographer for our April 10 wedding. Mark has always been very responsive to my messages and questions. He provided us with great detail of his services and what he would be doing. When the time came to film our wedding he was very prompt and easy to work with. We felt very comfortable working with him and he faded in nicely working with the photographer. He caputered all the details of our wedding very well. We got our highlight and raw footage video very quickly after the wedding. When it was time to watch the highlight video we thought the night was put together beautifully. The way it all flowed together with our choice of music and the different highlighted points of our special day was amazing! It was very beautifully done! A tear jerker too :). I would highly recommend Mark to be your videographer at your wedding. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

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DJ Forgi Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Abby C.
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Thanks a lot to DJ Forgi! Our wedding was a great success! 1). Everything went smoothly and the music is the right music at the right moment. 2). The MC is decent and awesome, guests are exciting. 3). The price is the best deal can get after comparison on Thumbtack. Again, thank you for the awesome work you did.^

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Jody F.
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MissO. Was a life saver!!! Our wedding plans got changed last minute and she made herself available to start at 7am to make sure everyone was taken care of! She was quick to respond to every question and request I had. She is perfectly professional and added a calm we needed before the wedding!! Everyone looked magnificent!! Thank you MissO.!!!

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Marilyn M.
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We hired Brandon to video our wedding.His work we had seen online was very professional and exactly what I imagined I’d want my own to be like! And now I do have my own and we LOVE it. The most perfect way to remember your wedding day.Hire BrandonFateFilms!! He was the best vendor we hired!!;)

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DJ Dru Enterainment
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Tamara W.
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Dru is a amazing dj. He did my wedding a few weeks ago Kept all of my guest happy and on the dance floor Dru is very professional and keeps a open mind on satisfying The client. I would refer him to any of my friends!!!

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Karla M.
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Yanira took amazing pictures for our wedding. Our wedding was in Long Beach and she captured every moment. The best part was when we made it on time for the sunset and great moments. Yanira thought of everything and she is very professional.

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Hermosa Grace Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha P.
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Weddings are stupid and stressful but these guys were freaking amazing. They went so far above and beyond to make mine and Brians wedding day everything we dreamed of. No matter what I was thinking she was there. No matter when I texted or called she responded. Seriously the best choice ever.

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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