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Lake Forest Wedding Planners

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  • 12 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie A.
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Megan was our dual florist & coordinator for our wedding yesterday & she was simply outstanding! The bouquets & floral arrangements were gorgeous & she realized my vision flawlessly. As far as coordinating went, she was on point! She definitely knows her stuff & was a huge help & resource for me, suggesting ideas & making sure we had all our bases covered. There were certainly things she brought up that we hadn't even thought of or considered & that was really helpful, especially when planning a wedding with a million little details to cover. On the night, everything ran so smoothly, we were on time, & the night just went off without a hitch. Megan definitely knows what she is doing & you will be in good hands with her. We are both so happy with her services & absolutely recommend her to anyone in need of an outstanding florist or event coordinator!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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Jessica and her team were amazing. We originally opted for the "Day-of" package for our wedding reception, and as we got closer to the date, we ended upgrading to the "Month-of" package. She helped with our timeline, any last minute things that she thought we might need, with decorating the entire venue, and making sure that I was as stress free as possible (thank goodness I didn't have vendors calling me on my wedding day!) In addition to the wedding day, Jessica also came to the venue the night before during our rehearsal to help with the processional and to meet our family! She took charge, made sure everyone felt comfortable, and was just an all around joy to making our entire day a success. You will not go wrong with booking this team!!! Love you guys!

  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
James P.
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Marie was awesome and helped us a lot planning for our wedding. We had a great time and we got the wedding we wanted and more. Thanks Marie.

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
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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.

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4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Casey F.
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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
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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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Haus 353
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karina V.
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My husband and I hired Haus 353 for our wedding October 5th, 2017. Since day one, they were so helpful and willing to make our visions come true. Our bouquets, centerpieces, cake flowers and everything else were more beautiful then I could have imagined. They were extremely prompt in responding and so easy to work with. I will definitley be recommending them to friends and family. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 20 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

  • 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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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy L.
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I booked Annemarie for my wedding planning services and I am so thrilled I did! I knew I needed the help and I could have NEVER have done it without her! She was so organized, insanely helpful to my family and I, fun, and such a pleasure to work with. Besides keeping me on a schedule and making sure I was having fun instead of stressing on what I needed to do next , she would approach me and let me know ‘it was time’. She made all the steps to our wedding flow flawlessly (food service, toast, dance, photos, dessert, bouquet toss). If it wasn’t for her I would have been delegating and stressing my own husband and wedding party to make sure everyone else had fun. Instead I got to actually enjoy everything and have fun myself ! Priceless! She even talked me out of crying as I was about to walk down the aisle, which was a major goal of mine! AMAZING! She listened to my opinions and desires and offered advice when I needed and asked for it. She made sure I ate, which is impossible to do at your wedding. She kept everything like clockwork and with so much care and communication. I am so grateful for this woman! You are in good hands!

The Experience Events Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tarasha C.
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I would like to give big thank you to The Experience Decorations and Party Planning company. This is my second time using them for events the first time was a Christmas party at my home .They turn my backyard into a winter wonderland they provided tables,chairs,heating lamps, decoration, Candy Apples, cookies chocolate dipped strawberries fountains, and a custom photo frame and the second event was my godson's birthday party where they turn Paw Patrol into a reality the decorations was so realistic that you thought you were in the cartoon I was very impressed by the quality of work and professionalism and that they were able to stick with my budget. thank you sincerely Tarasha

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  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridget W.
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Jennifer was amazing!!! We hired her as our day of coordinator for our wedding last month. The final month she worked with me to make sure I had all the details together, trouble shot problems, dealt with my vendors, and really got a full understanding of how I wanted my day to go. I could not have been happier with my choice to hire her. Bumps happen in planning and day of that you can’t control and I was so thankful to have her there for whatever I needed or couldn’t possibly do myself. She was punctual, amazing communicator, hard worker, and just plain bad add. I’m so grateful for her part in our best day!

  • 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 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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It was a pleasure working with Rubina. She definitely helped run my wedding day smoothly. :)

  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
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Karen is amazing! Words can't adequately express my appreciation of this wonderful lady. She did so much to make our event a success and to relieve the stress related to hosting a wedding. We hired Karen to be our "coordinator for the day" for our daughter's wedding. Even though the wedding was small (about 60 guests) and in our home, we wanted someone to help so that WE could be guests ourselves and enjoy the wedding. I did quite a bit of research before choosing and I'm so glad that we chose Karen. She has an infectious smile that puts you at ease immediately. She is also extremely professional and knowledgeable. She asked a lot of questions so that she would have a better idea of what we were envisioning. She had great practical ideas that helped with the flow of the event. We felt like we were in really good hands. When Karen arrived on the day of the wedding, she absolutely blew me away! I gave her a quick tour of everything that was happening and she just took it from there. It was like she was family and had been there a million times. She stayed two steps ahead all night and really made the evening stress free. She has a very unique quality in that she can take charge and provide direction in the nicest most nonabrasive way. When she lets guests know that it's time to move out to the patio for cocktails, or that we're ready for a toast, grand entrance, cake cutting etc. everyone listens and no one feels like they are being "bossed around". When guests left, she did so much to help wrap things up that I actually had to tell her to stop. She's so thoughtful. She pays attention to the smallest details and she really listens. I know Karen has done hundreds of events from large and elaborate to small and intimate. No matter what kind of event your planning, Karen will make it better and she will make your life easier! Thank you Karen for allowing us to relax and truly enjoy Maegan and Danny's wedding! Warm regards, Shelly and Bob

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
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor V.
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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.

Maria Master Makeup Artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 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

OOBE Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Holly K.
Verified review

Natalie provided us with an unforgettable experience for our farm wedding last fall. She is organized, professional, FUN, and was life-saving for getting everything together for our special day so we didn't have to worry about a THING. She went above and beyond for everything, I dont know how we could have done it with out her! I would highly recommend OOBE events if you are looking to have a seamless and stress-free experience in the hands of an expert.

Bella B Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie W.
Verified review

Kelly of Bella B Events was FANTASTIC! She went above and beyond the call of duty for my daughter's wedding and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. She spent so much time with us pre-wedding to make sure all of your wishes were communicated to her and she handled herself as well as our wedding day in the most professional manner. I highly recommend Kelly & Bella B Events to do the same for you!

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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