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Laguna Beach Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Laguna Beach.

  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey B.
Verified review

Marie Stark was an absolute life saver at my wedding. To put things bluntly, I had a very difficult wedding party to work with and she was nothing but patient with them. Not only that, but she managed to turn my wedding dream into a reality. The entire process of working with Marie was incredibly calming which was refreshing considering how stressful wedding planning can be. I could not be happier with Marie as my wedding coordinator. She managed everything that I couldn’t on my wedding day and I am truly grateful for all of her efforts. I highly recommend her!

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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.

Special Event Genie
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn C.
Verified review

There are not enough words to thank Ricki! She came in and saved our day. We knew we needed a local wedding planner because we live out of state and arrived in California just two days before our wedding. Ricki had everything all planned and ready to go down to the last detail. She has a way of working with people as the neutral third party to make everything go smoothly so all venders are working together in a most congenial way. She worked with us, giving us the fairy tale wedding we imagined. On the day-of, she assisted with making sure everything was set up as we envisioned for this most special venue. I would highly recommend Ricki for the most accurate and attentive service. There is no way we could have done it without her!

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4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Casey F.
Verified review

Amazing service and assistance! They provided several quotes, options, and ideas even. They were able to deliver and pick up the wine glasses, flutes, chairs, and linens. They were kind, on time, and personable. Great service. I would and have already recommended them to others. They seriously made my wedding day stress-free.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Joanne and her team were amazing to work with. They're a newer company and ready to go above and beyond to make your day happen. She was responsive and thorough, which made wedding planning less stressful and fun! She gave my husband and I a lot of options and were able to work with our budget without compromising the things we wanted. She connected me with a local florist and videographer. Their services exceeded my expectations and were great to work with as well. Joanne also arrived early on the day of my wedding to make sure the vendors were on track. It was a pleasure working with her team and I'd highly recommend their services.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
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Wedding was yesterday and have to say that hands down, Crystal was one of the biggest blessings of the day! she was so organized and on top of everything and everyone! We felt totally comfortable that she would fix any hiccups that would arise! Definitely, recommending to Crystal to anyone planning a wedding

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  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chrystal F.
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Spoke with Shannon, she is so compassionate about making the wedding day perfect. She asked questions and shows very much that she would be there for me with anything I need. I can’t wait to work with her on my wedding day! I booked with her quickly because she is a jewel I couldn’t let get away! I’ll send another review after wedding ❤️ Chrystal

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Joelle Elias
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corrina P.
Verified review

Joelle is the best day-of-wedding coordinator you could hire. She was very responsive in texts and emails. She was available to meet in person to go over details or pick up props. She helped create the wedding of my dreams and thanks to her, I didn’t have to worry about anything at my wedding. I am forever grateful for Joelle’s hard work and so glad she contacted me on Thumbtack.

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LexiLou Special Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Very professional and talented. Put together a beautiful and we'll designed wedding even on a fixed budget.

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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
Angela B.
Verified review

Everything was great from the food to decor , I will definitely be working with the Expreience events again. They were so patient and welcoming. My baby shower was amazing and the food was even better. Great communication as well, seeing as though my plans were last minute because my original planner cancelled a week before they still worked with me and gave me a great experience at nearly half the price, the balloons were beautiful, cake was delicious, and everything was crafted to perfection. I Highly recommend .

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynette V.
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My name is Lynette Vanderhorst President of "Single Mothers with Cancer ". Ms. Griffin has been my event planner for the past 2 years. She first came aboard to plan my Introduction Dinner party. She did an amazing job. She has a special way of capturing your moment with a elegant edge. Every event she planned for me I was impressed. Ms.Griffin is an great asset to my company. I can leave everything up to her and she makes every experience unforgettable.

R&A Party Adornments
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Where to begin! Ruby was a savior during my wedding events and was able to offload so much of my stress and attend to all last minute details I was unable to do myself due to time constraints. I was able to trust and rely on her 100% and she did not let me down she knew exactly what I wanted and needed. Ruby made detailed timelines and checklists for all my events. She helped me plan and execute my wedding ceremony and it was perfect. She was able to offer me affordable vendors for photography, wedding dessert table that had a beautiful fruit and fondu, icecream popsicles/kulfi with customized labels passed out during our wedding that my guest raved about how delicious they were till today, decor for my wedding ceremony, and she was able to offer me multiple options for makeup and hair vendors for my wedding party. Overall ruby was amazing her attention to detail and her genuine kindness and sincerity was what made her so great at what she does. She went above and beyond for me and my events. She was my go to person for all my questions and was able to keep me calm and organized winding down to the events. I definitely recommend to booking her asap for all of your upcoming events. She does it all!

EventsbyPC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Snot F.
Verified review

I hired Parveen to decorate my wedding venue for our December 2 wedding. Right off the bat I knew she'd have her work cut out for her due to the time constraints (the venue had an event beforehand and she would only have a 3 hour window) and my extremely limited decoration budget, which meant a lot of DIY and Dollar Tree décor. To say she exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. She set up the venue beautifully and was still there when we arrived to make sure the reception began and flowed smoothly, even though that was not something I asked her to do. She made sure my husband and I ate and always had a drink waiting for us. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for extra coordinator help with a limited budget. She was awesome, hands down.

Alicia C. Creative
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Yadira M.
Verified review

Maricela has been helping me to stay on top of my wedding planning, providing me with info. from different vendors according to my budget, creating samples of the boutonnieres for the groomsmen and bridesmaid's bouquets and always reaching out to me to meet for updates on the wedding planning progress. Maricela has been incredibly helpful. Regardless of my full schedule being a full time student and full time employee, I can attest to say that wedding planning has been a joyful, fun and wonderful experience. I highly recommend BellaLove-Events.

Above & Beyond Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor V.
Verified review

Selina made our wedding everything we dreamed of and then some. It was ABOVE our expectations and totally BEYOND perfect~! From start to finish she made planning my wedding a breeze (I run a company, so I didn't have much time to plan my own). Thank you Selina for such a special day.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

Every bride dreams of their special day and I am no different. My husband and I had so much to do to make our dream wedding come to life. We hired Vanessa to help make our dreams come true and we are so glad we did. Vanessa had been amazing from the very first time I spoke with her. Even before hiring her she gave me great advice, gave me pointers, and also made sure I asked all the necessary questions. She got along well with my husband, myself, and my entire family. She is always very organized, professional and concerned in making sure everything goes perfect the day of. I honestly have no idea what I would have done without her. She made sure all my worries were her own and that I had an enjoyable and relaxing day, which I did. Everything turned out wonderful and I had many compliments from guests after the wedding, specifically pertaining to her and her team. Thank you Vanessa for everything you did and for helping our dreams come true! -Nicole Carlson

Bella B Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Grace C.
Verified review

We liked Kelly so much for our wedding, we hired her for all of our other events too! She handled the whole weekend, 3 different events, with calm professionalism, style, poise, and good humor. By the end she felt like one of the family, and our guests hugged her goodbye. We will be recommending her to everyone for any event and we will definitely be engaging her again!

Maria Master Makeup Artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmin G.
Verified review

She responded quickly and was amazing with setting up. Trial the make up and hair was amazing and i just couldn’t be happier with my look for my best friends wedding

Glamorous Events and Decor.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
Verified review

Laura was great to work with! At first I wasn't sure that I was going to add a day-of wedding coordinator to my budget but after my first phone call with Laura, I knew it was essential. She's an expert about event set-up, timelines and catering so I immediately felt at ease and knew that if I hired her I could relax and enjoy my wedding day instead of worrying about the details. Laura and her assistant Jody were essential at our wedding - they gracefully handled everything behind the scenes and made sure it was a perfect day for my husband and I and our guests. My friends and family commented on how great Laura was at pushing everything along throughout the day, and troubleshooting when necessary. Laura's day-of coordination service might just be the most important service that I purchase for my wedding day!

Fou de Joie Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kim V.
Verified review

Brittney was very easy to work with. She knows exactly what to do and how to follow instructions from the bride. Ceremony and reception area was nicley done with her help. She coordinated with my vendors as well and coordinated well with my entourage in regards to ceremony rehearsal. She will travel to meet with you so you don't need to worry about things. My wedding turned out beautiful with her help. Thank you brittney for all you assistance and thank you to your partner Betty for her assistance throughout from the beginning to end. You will for sure hear from me for future wedding referrals

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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