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Confetti & Glitter Events
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Du C.
Verified review

I am so glad that I found Monica, she is one of the best event planner ever! She created a wonderful 21st birthday party for me! I will definitely recommend her to my friends and future events!

Red Letter Events
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Heather A.
Verified review

My wife and I hired Hannah as our "day of" wedding coordinator. We couldn't be happier we did. This was absolutely money well spent! Incidentally, Hannah is extremely reasonably priced. We knew instantly when we met Hannah that we were in very capable hands. Hannah was extremely personable and attentive. She catered to our nerves and needs and did a wonderful job. She handled our ceremony run through the day before the wedding and ALL of our reception decor. For me this was Hannah going ABOVE & BEYOND. I was prepared to do it all on my own, but she wouldn't have it. She executed our vision absolutely perfectly with her keen eye for perfection. Her eagerness to please is evident. She is going to be an asset to the event planning industry and we would happily recommend her to any of our friends or family. We can't thank you enough, Hannah. It was such a pleasure working with you. Oh! Please thank your lovely Mom for us! She was a great help the day of and couldn't have been more sweeter! XOXO

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Events by Abel
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy F.
Verified review

This woman is amazing! My son got married recently. I knew the wedding would be beautiful because my daughter-in-law has wonderful taste, but at any event, there is always something that goes wrong. But I must admit, this Annemarie did such a wonderful job and literally nothing went wrong. Plus, she worked tirelessly and always had a smile. I give this woman five stars because she deserves it! A grateful mother-in-law. Judy Friend

  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Maggie was absolutely amazing to work with!!! She completely takes the stress out of planning an event/party! I have been receiving non-stop compliments on my New Year's Eve party!!! Thank you sooo much, Maggie!! It was a huge success!!

Lifetime Wedding Memories
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
Verified review

Rinna was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning she has been nice, calm, responsive and attentive. She was hired as a day coordinator but she helped out with so much more. She checked in with us everything month leading to the wedding and even formatted our timeline. She made sure that we didn't have to worry about anything and took care of all our DIY needs and the needs of our vendors. She even made a trip to our house to pick up DIY essentials. I would definitely recommend Rinna for any event, she loves what she does and has a passion to make your day and event a complete success! Thank you Rinna!

Lovely & Sweet Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin R.
Verified review

I am an event planner myself, so it is hard to impress me. At the same time, I know the value of having a good event planner on your side. Maleni and her team were amazing. She is the perfect blend of nice while still having structure and authority when needed. She made my wedding day seamless and I didn't worry about a thing. If you are debating whether you need a Day Of coordinator, or a wedding planner, trust me you do! You will be able to enjoy your big day so much more with Maleni taking care of all of the details, tear down, etc.

Unique Faces
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

Shannon was great! My company hired her for a community Halloween event for children and we were blown away by her talent. She was able to paint every kid's face that wanted a face painting and did an outstanding job! I have not seen better face painting.

Heart For Hospitality
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
Verified review

Kelsey was just excellent! i have never hired a candy buffet service in the past but i received a lot of quotes and by far, Heart for Hospitality was very competitive with their price offering. What really sold me on hiring them is her great follow up. She responded very quickly and had great ideas. I organized this event from a distance (New Jersey and party was in California) so imagine the stress but with this transaction, it was very easy and from the very beginning i felt very comfortable that she would not disappoint. I was right ! she exceeded my expectations! Hire them for your next event! You wont be sorry!

Marckende
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

Design by Cassie T
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christine O.
Verified review

Cassie is extremely friendly and professional. She responds quickly and designed exactly to my taste. I was so happy with her. I would recommend her to anyone- for any type of event/home.

V Party & Event
5.0
from 6 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.

Nation Event Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Theress G.
Verified review

Our son's wedding was beautiful and stress free because of Michele at Nation Event Design. The first anniversary of my son and his wife is coming up and we're still getting great feedback of how nice his wedding was on the sunny beach of San Diego! Thank you Nation Event Design! I absolutely recommend them for wedding planning!

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

My experience with Moments Remembered Events was nothing short of phenomenal. With top event planner Lykai's expertise, creative eye, and experience my events were made special to say the least. Lykai was at my every call to put my mind at ease when planning not only my wedding but bridal and baby shower! Three very special once in a lifetime milestones. Her professionalism is unmatchable, Lykai makes herself available even in her own personal time and goes the extra ten miles to ensure not only satisfaction but pure gratification. The events she planned were my firsts so she listened and led me in the right direction to make it my own. With her knowledge of outside vendors she was able to make everything come to life on time and budget. Hey style and creativity bring your dreams to life, whether contemporary or timeless classic. I will use Moments Remembered Events for all of my future sentiments.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires 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!!!

Indigo Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Beth M.
Verified review

I have to say the value, work quality and professionalizam of Indigo Cafe has gone beyond expectation. They were on time, on budget and communication was flawless. I hired them for a corporate luncheon to impress my higher ups and where I failed they succeeded. Very courteous and responsive to my clients needs. If a plate needed to be cleared or water to filled their friendly staff was on top or it. Thanks Tiffany and Rick. See you again soon with my next event.

Portero Concierge
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Ruth E.
Verified review

We had Portero Concierge handle our 50 wedding anniversary party. Everything went off without a hitch. The setting and the attention to detail was superb. Marni was as excited as we were about our party. We highly recommend Portero for all of your event needs big or small. Even day to day activities that you just don’t have time for.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We open Felix's BBQ with Soul in August 2008 and fortunately developed many raving fans. Many of our clients ask us to cater several functions for them, however we realized some events like weddings and other more formal events we not requested as often. We realized that by been perceived as primarily as BBQ and Soul Food restaurant we were missing an opportunity for our world class cooking professional and service provides to showcase their talent. That was the catalyst for Creative Flavors Catering & Events. So, for 10 years now, we have been providing custom catering arrangements for a very diverse client base.

Kelly Catering & Events

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am passionate about making people happy, and one big way to do that is through food and good times! Whether it's by people eating my food, learning to cook my recipes, attending one of my parties or having one of their parties planned by me, so they can relax and enjoy the moment, it all brings a smile to my heart. Food is love after all!

    Ramé Events

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Ramé: (n) something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time With four years of local event experience, we know how to make your event one to remember. From the decorations to the performers, we help you build your event from the ground up. Our wide range of vendors ensure you have exactly the event you want. From corporate event functions to anniversary parties, we help you find the design and event schedule that works for you. Contact us for a consult to talk about your many options.

      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.

      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. 

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.