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Lake Forest Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea O.
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Very professional. Perfect music selections for the event. Would highly recommend his services.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice L.
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Mike catered an event with 60 people expected at our home. Everything I requested food-wise was supplied, and the food was served within our requested time frame. The hamburgers/cheeseburgers and chicken were very good, with all the fresh fixin's, and the chocolate ice cream shakes were awesome. Mike's fryer for the fries was not working, but he was able to use our home oven. Would have loved to have tasted those fresh fried! Suggestions: chill the root beer prior to using for floats, and have enough floats and shakes for each person to have one of each treat. Mike was very easy to work with, and I would use Mike again.

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AE Events & Staffing LLC
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Basil S.
Verified review

Extremely professional, very easy to work with and coordinate things throughout the event. I would absolutely recommend Eddy and his staff.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bethany M.
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I can't describe how much I enjoyed my experience working with Megan Brown. Her floral arrangements were gorgeous, and she was able to include more flowers than originally proposed because we came in under budget. I LOVED my bridal bouquet and the cohesive elegance of all the flowers for the full bridal party. Megan was able to incorporate my favorite two-toned calla lilies while making the entire arrangement look lush and natural. Delivery was punctual and easy, and her set up in the reception hall looked wonderful. The lantern centerpieces were the perfect match for my vision of Megan communicates well, through both email and text, and is flexible with payment schedules. I highly recommend her floral and event planning expertise!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James W.
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Professional, experienced, and very competent. What you expect, what you need, and what you deserve for your wedding or event. In our initial consultation with 3 Little Birds Event Planning we described what we were thinking and our budget, and not to mention our compressed timeline. 3 Little Birds Event Planning was upfront about the challenges of the timeline, but expressed confidence that it could be done. Venue and vendor options were presented to meet our budget as well as options and ideas that were outside our budget should we want to incorporate additional things. Planning any project and event takes a very organized, detail oriented, experienced and well connected planner/company. But when it comes to a wedding, you only have one chance, there are no do overs, and you need someone who will make everything happen. Jessica Smith (3 Little Birds Event Planning) is all of the above and more. They can handle all of the business aspects (contracts, vendors, schedules, timelines, permits, etch, etc), but she also has an artistic eye and design style that provided such amazing ideas and direction to enhance and implement our theme. Trust me the small details that you may not think about make a HUGE difference. With my work schedule so hectic it was impossible for me get decorations or run around doing errands. Having a full service planner was not only helpful it was necessary. The money I would have lost from missed work, by far covered the difference between a day of event planner and full service planner. My recommendation is to go with the full service planner... it gives you the opportunity to have your event and vision grow organically as you meet and continually consult with your planner... not to mention the time and headaches your save yourself, trust me you will thank yourself for it. 3 Little Birds Event Planning is established and has many vendor connections (Florists, DJ, Photographers, Catering, Venues, Decorations, etc., etc.). What I really like is the fact that 3 Little Birds/Jessica Smith doesn’t force or pressure you to use her vendors. We vetted her vendors and chose to go with some of them, and some we didn't. All the vendors she recommended are professional and established and we were very pleased with the vendors she recommended. The vendors we didn’t use were not because of anything deficient, but rather because we had existing industry contacts and already knew great photographers and videographers. 3 Little Birds worked with the vendors they provided as well as the one we selected independently and brought everything together seamlessly. On the big day, things could not have gone any smoother. I was impressed, as were all of the guests. I was able to be present in the moment and truly enjoy our special day. All I can say is thank you, it was a true storybook/fairytale wedding.

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nycole H.
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I decided to look for a caterer for my Mom's celebration of life and my internet search lead me to Thumbtack. After inputting my needs I quickly received a response back from Tonya at Sierra Madre Catering with a detailed quote and attached menu. When I called to speak with Tonya I immediately got a good vibe from her voice. She seemed excited and eager to help plan our event and made me feel comfortable that everything would be taken care of. I am so thankful I decided to use Sierra Madre for my event. We ordered appetizers and desserts and they arrived and set everything up, brought their own trash cans and kept the tables clean as people were done eating. The staff was professional and nice and their food was DELICIOUS! Many of our guests gave feedback that the food was great and they even ran out of business cards because a lot of people were interested in having their info. At such a difficult time with the passing of a loved one, these details are important but not ones you want to worry about yourselves and Tonya and Sierra Madre staff took that burden off my shoulders and I am so thankful for that. I will recommend them to anyone in need of a caterer for any event and if I could give more than 5 stars I most definitely would!! Thank you Tonya and Sierra Madre Catering!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie N.
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Marie was fantastic to work with! She goes above and beyond as a day-of coordinator to make sure that every detail is in place. She has great organizational and soft skills, which is important when working with family members and vendors. It's apparent she loves her job and genuinely cares about her client. I would absolutely recommend Marie to anyone On the day of our wedding, our Hawaiian Ice vendor wasn't serving the ice cream we had requested (and paid extra for). When I realized this, I was about to go over and talk to the vendor but before I could even step in that direction, Marie intercepted me and said, "Don't you worry about a thing. I'll handle this." A couple minutes later every guest who wanted ice cream had some :) Marie even met us the evening before the wedding to pick up decorations so we wouldn't have to worry about taking them over the day of the event! She is an absolute pleasure to work with and I'm so grateful to have found her. Our wedding wouldn't have been half as spectacular without her amazing support. Marie, thank you so much!! Laurie O.

Special Event Genie
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Janelle D.
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Ricki negotiated her price once we discussed I was only doing a reception and not a wedding ceremony. I didn't give her much time to plan the event, but she showed us multiple venues and we were very happy with our selection. Ricki also did her best to help us stay on budget, she found flowers for an amazing deal, she brought decorations from her house, and she with the sudden weather change she got sun umbrellas in the nick-of-time. She really worked her tail off! It was a great reception, exactly what my husband and I wanted.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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I hired Haute Productions for a private cooking class for a bachelor party event, and we had the best time. Keith was an awesome teacher and host, he made the experience wonderful. Everyone had a blast and it was the best part of the entire weekend. Not to mention the fact that the food was awesome! I would highly recommend using Haute Productions for any event you may have.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen C.
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My event isn't until May of this year, but I was very happy with how quick she replied and how professional she is. I have full faith that she will assist me in every possible way on the day of my wedding.

  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Laureate S.
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BEST EVENT PLANNER, HANDS DOWN!!!! I hired Ingrid and her team last minute for decorations and event planning for a work party. By far, the best decision I've ever made. My wedding is in August, and I've went along and hired her for that event as well. She's proficient, efficient, and a visionary!! Her ideas are so thoughtful and personally organized! I am so impressed with her work and her expertise. She never ceased to amaze me. I got so many compliments on her flower arrangements and decorations that for so perfectly with the theme. I can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve for my wedding in August. Also, this wasn't the first time I've hired Ingrid for an event. I hired her back in November 2015 for my MIL 50th birthday party. Her husband and herself, arrived much earlier for setup and made sure everything was the way we wanted it to look, before hey left the scene. They are so professional and such hard workers. I got a ton of compliments on their work that our family friend also hired her for her services for their wedding too! I will always refer Ingrid, without a doubt! She's my go-to person since Nov 2015.

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Haus 353
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Haus 353 did the invitations, centerpieces, dessert table display, banners, and alternative guestbook for our mother's retirement celebration. We couldn't have been happier with the result of the event. As usual, she went above and beyond what was expected. We have hired Ione in the past and will continue to refer her to friends and family.

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Judy F.
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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

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LexiLou Special Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia R.
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I was able to concentrate on other things while lexilou events took care of the decorations. They painted and assembled all my centerpieces for the baby shower and coordinated the event the day of.

  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
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Karen came through big time in helping me put on my wife's 50th Birthday Party. The outpouring of compliments are still coming through from all of the guests in attendance. Not only being very professional, Karen's attention to the details made the difference in an extremely successful party. From the Photo Booth, Pictures, Layout, Venue... Karen kept me informed prior and during the party, keeping a very calm demeanor throughout... very professional! I would definitely use Karen again if needed and would highly recommend to anyone needing an event planner.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 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 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kiran Q.
Verified review

I couldn’t have asked for a better party planner. From the very first meeting I knew Rubina and her team would take care of everything. On the day of the party I didn’t have to worry about anything, and just showed up. Everyone loved the decorations and the professional staff. Would recommend highly for any type of event.

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A Priceless Moment Event
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomasina H.
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My flowers for my wedding were absolutely gorgeous!!!! They were elegant, special, and sophisticated!

  • 1 year in business
Zhenya Z.
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We had an unforgettable experience with Elizabeth. She planed a baby shower for us and it was just amazing. Our guests were so happy. Thank you for making this day so special ! We would definitely recommend Elizabeth if you are going to plan an event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi k.
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I feel so incredibly lucky that I found Kelly through Thumbtack! From the beginning, she was easy to communicate with, responsive with emails and texts, and made my big day so much easier for me. She was very thorough, and when I thought I had all the details figured out, she would point something else out which didn't even cross my mind. She's a pro at what she does and does it with such grace despite the chaos of coordinating a wedding. Thank you so much for everything you did for me on my big day!!!!! You are absolutely incredible at what you do! :)

A Golden Affair
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela M.
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I was extremely happy. Mikala was able to handle the event very professionally. I will definitely be using her services for all my future events. I was given it of compliments on my party.

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