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Top Pro
I Do x Two
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jen I.
Verified review

Reverend Saundra was the BEST! She was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very personable and easy to talk to. She made us feel comfortable and put us at ease. Planning a wedding is not an easy task but Rev mad it fun and made sure everything was covered! When my husband I and met her for the first time we instantly knew that she was the one that we wanted to marry us. She has a kind heart and positive spirit. She made sure that we did not forget anything on our BIG DAY! She called and texted to remind me of things that I would have otherwise forgotten. My husband and I and ourfamily and friends HIGHLY recommend Reverend Saundra of I Do x 2 if you are looking for a fun, beautiful, awesome person to share in your Special Day! Reverend Saundra and her son made our day and Memorable one and we could not have asked for anything more! Thank you again Reverend Saundra. You're the BEST!

Top Pro
Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Clara R.
Verified review

Alisa was a godsend for our wedding. She met with us multiple times, and was excited about creating something fun and tailored to our event. She even picked up our rentals when the company couldn't deliver! Her food was excellent and got rave reviews from guests -- fresh, delicious, and creative. We had no electricity at our venue and she managed to pull together the most amazing slew of appetizers to create a fun and fresh lunch. Furthermore, our venue had to change with less than 24 hours notice (!) and she handled it with enthusiasm and grace.

Top Pro
COCO-CREATIONS
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Talia D.
Verified review

Elizabeth was absolutely amazing! We hired her two month before our wedding and are sooo glad we did. From the first day we met we knew she was a perfect fit for us. During our first meeting she asked us a whole list of questions, some of which we hadn't even thought of, just to get to get a feel for what we had done so far and what we would need help on, it was a really great first impression. Elizabeth was there with us when our venue tried to jack up the prices of everything a month before the wedding. She emailed a not so pleasant catering manager and made sure every single detail was taken care of, she even got them to throw in a complimentary hot chocolate at our beverage station. She brought so much wedding experience and it really helped guide and shape our wedding. She took care of the little details that someone who has never been married would surely miss. She set up all of our decor day of and was main contact person for any and all things. I got to sit back and enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids instead of running around making sure everything was perfect. Elizabeth had it handled and she decorated exactly as we discussed if not better! She threw in some touches I didn't even think of! When we were missing something or a decoration wasn't working she knew how to troubleshoot and make it work, which took an enormous amount of pressure on my husband and family. All of our guest had nothing but good this to say about Elizabeth. She was great about directing and moving people where they needed to go with a smile on her face. Never being impolite or pushy, but firm enough so people actually listened. At the end of the night we got to say our good byes and ride off into the sunset. While she coordinated with our family and bridal party and made sure everything was packed, cleaned, and out of the venue right on time. The day after the wedding she called and checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. Elizabeth went above and beyond with us and we are so glad we hired her. I would recommend her to anyone as a day of coordinator or full service wedding planner, she was an absolute dream!

AR Weddings N Events
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Katarina J.
Verified review

I highly recommend AR wedding planners! We debated whether we needed a day-of coordinator, but in the end, due to a couple logistical challenges we decided to go for it. In hindsight I can’t imagine doing it any other way. Rebecca was incredible. Not only did she give me peace of mind by tackling those logistical challenges head-on, she was also extremely proactive. I knew I was in excellent hands from the very beginning. She asked all the right questions and ensured we had all the necessary information at our fingertips at exactly the right moments. She is very professional and handled any issues that came up with ease. Finally, she’s fun! She ensured we enjoyed our day completely stress and hassle-free, all while blending in seamlessly with friends and family. Thank you, Rebecca for being a part of our special day. We are so grateful for your help and would happily recommend you to anyone!

Top Pro
Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

I found Matt as a great and competitive bid on Thumbtack for my wedding personal flowers. I had made my own centerpieces and alter pieces. I sent Matt pictures of my inspiration bouquet and my own creations. I told him I was open minded as long as everything flowed nicely together. I was more than pleased! We got much larger flower arrangements than I had anticipated for the price. They looked amazingly similar to my inspiration pic and also blended well with the decor I had created. Matt was very responsive and easy going via email and didn't worry that one of my payments was a bit late. My wedding planner picked up the flowers, but she said there were no problems with this process either. Overall, flowers were not something I thought I cared too much about--however Matt not only made them fit within my budget, but also made them one of my favorite touches to our wedding. I cannot recommend Forsyth Designs enough. Wonderful to work with all around.

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Limelight Productions
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Drielle C.
Verified review

When we met Khadija we were half way through the wedding planning, and we knew what we wanted in our party but we still needed plenty of guidance...Khadija and James provided that and then some! We found Limelight Productions to be all we could have hoped for and more. Not only is their team very organized and knowledgeable but they helped us to think of things we never would have otherwise considered and they truly went above and beyond. We never had one e-mail, text or call not promptly responded to and at the right times they even gave us some needed pushes on planning and execution as our big day drew nearer. The week of the wedding arrived and Khadija and James (and Ayesha for the bouquet production) showed why they deserve nothing less than 5 stars on their reviews. They were fantastic and very professional, and our party was amazing because they were an amazing team handling things for and with us. Our thank you very much to them, and best recommendations. There is no way we could have had our wedding without them!

Top Pro
MKultra Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marcy & George G.
Verified review

From a parent’s perspective, the day your only daughter gets married is a day like no other! Looking back at Jessica and Mike’s wedding last year at Mission Santa Clara, we are filled with deep gratitude for the many amazing vendors that contributed to such a memorable day - and Mary Kay Mitchell of MKultra Events was at the top of our list! Contracting with Mary Kay to help us plan and organize the myriad of details and logistics was undeniably one of our smartest decisions! I'll never forget Mary Kay's reassuring words on the day we first met, several months before the wedding: "YOUR job is to celebrate, have fun, be with your daughter, your future son-in-law, your family...and experience fully the joy of each moment of the day! Forget about the the logistical details, the vendors, and 'To Do' tasks. That's MY job - Leave that to me!" Whew! A huge weight and concern was lifted from our shoulders! In the months before the wedding, Mary Kay collaborated and strategized with us on event planning/details such as reception table decor, flowers, maps, web content, directional signage, music, gift-baskets for our out-of-town guests, etc., etc. When 20+ relatives arrived from the East Coast the week before the wedding, we could "let go" and hand the remaining 'To Do' lists and details over to Mary Kay! After months and months of planning, the 'Big Day' goes by in a flash. As a parent, what do you want to remember? Certainly not logistics or unexpected surprises. No one has a crystal ball, and one never knows what unexpected issue or circumstance might "pop up" on the actual day of the wedding. With her years of hands-on experience, numerous vendor connections and expertise in wedding planning and large events, our hearts and minds were *immediately* put at ease. We knew Mary Kay could handle any situation that might come up. Mary Kay, your 'can-do' attitude, positive energy, creative solutions, time (and money!) saving suggestions, excellent planning and communication skills, infectious laugh and sense of humor... well, simply put, we truly cannot THANK YOU enough. We feel doubly blessed, as we now have a new friend in you! :-) You've made a HUGE difference in our lives - and ensured that a once-in-a-lifetime day filled with high and heartfelt emotions, nervous energy, joyful tears, prayers, celebration, dancing, laughter and love … would be a day like no other!

Alta Cuisine
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

Alta Cuisine did a fantastic job catering a wedding June 2015. Lisa Morningstar was exceptional to work with and so patient with our changes, etc. The food was outstanding, we were able to taste test the food prior to the wedding and it was even better the day of the wedding. They are very organized, and setup the event better than we visioned. I can't say enough good things about Alta Cuisine and her entire team they are outstanding and very professional.

Aminah Mitchell Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy L.
Verified review

I have been using Aminah's services for all of my event planning needs for many years because she really is amazing and a true pro! Her passion and her "do whatever it takes with a smile" attitude and her ability to make you feel completely at ease, no matter the challenge, makes a huge difference in your overall experience. I personally think those qualities is what sets her apart and makes her the best in her field. I was honored to have Aminah plan my destination wedding and she really made our dreams come true. She has a great creative eye for design & detail and she really does think of everything...like everything! That was almost two years ago and people are still talking about it! There's a lot to be said for that. Aminah is my number one go-to planner and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional planner. She truly is a Planning Goddess.

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Norane M.
Verified review

Christa handled everything I asked her to the day of my wedding. There were many complexities and moving parts because I had a reception and an after party. Christa handled both amazingly well. We met a few times before and spoke on the phone throughout my engagement. I was in great hands with Christa. She had many ideas and helped make my reception beautiful!

Brides on Hartz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

I could not have imagined a better wedding day and it was in large part due to all the hard work Marissa put in. I had a few items figured out and thought I would be able to plan the entire wedding on my own, thank goodness Marissa was recommended by a friend! I was unsure on the "theme" direction I wanted to go and Marissa was able to quickly determine my actual wants and make them come to life. She had great suggestions on vendors and handled the details with all of them. She also did all of my flower arrangements, including the bouquets and boutonnieres, which were beautiful. My rehearsal and wedding day were absolutely perfect. I didn't once think about any detail or item I may had forgotten because Marissa had everything so put together and organized that I never felt the need to worry. I would refer her to any one of my family members or closest friends at any time! If stress free wedding planning is what you are looking for, Marissa is your lady!

Something Simple
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna J.
Verified review

Rachel Murch is one of the best wedding and event planners. She is very professional, innovative and has great ideas. She also is good listener, stays within a budget and pays close attention to details. Rachel is able to listen to the wants and needs of a client and excels at meeting their expectations by using the venue to create the perfect atmosphere. Rachel pays attention to detail and ensures that the clients and guests will remember and treasure the event. She planned an event at Sacramento State for about 150 people. She was responsible for sending out the invitations, food, decorations, and coordinating the guest speakers. Some of the decorations included centerpieces, silverware, chair covers, and tables displaying personal items for the group holding the event. Rachel was able to stay within budget while planning and amazing event. With all of her knowledge and experience coordinating and planning events, I would highly recommend Rachel Murch for any wedding or event.

Littles 'n Lace Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nema H.
Verified review

Marie and the Littles 'n Lace team are AWESOME. She executes the plan you devise together flawlessly. She is a realist, detail oriented and a delight to work with. We are so lucky to have chosen Marie to be our wedding coordinator. I've referred her to every friend who's gotten engaged since our wedding. If you are planning a wedding and need a coordinator (you do, don't even think about it) look no further and pray Marie has availability. Class, style and precision are the 3 words that best describe our experience. From the first time we spoke through the days after the event we are constantly appreciative of the passion and professionalism Marie brought to our wedding.

Custom Vibe Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kendrick J.
Verified review

Working with CVE made my wife’s life so much easier! She got to enjoy our big day while Michelle handled all the back end work. It was so stress free we couldn’t of had a better wedding day!

Elevated Events Co.
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Christine was our wedding planner and day of coordinator. From the beginning stages of planning to the day of details, Christine was simply amazing! She helped us through some difficult decisions to craft the day we wanted. And on the big day she was there to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we had a wonderful day. If could give her 10 stars I would!

Lake James & Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dawn J.
Verified review

Thank you for all of your help and creativity in planning the best wedding ever. I couldn't have been more happy with what you helped me achieve. Everything from beginning to end was perfect and you allowed me to have the most stress free day. It couldn't have been more smooth and successful! All of the design and decor was beautiful, and all of the food and menu planning you helped me create was a hit! My guests couldn't have been more satisfied especially with the signature drinks! Thank you for being super attentive, detail oriented and hands on! You went above and beyond and had it all together!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kaisha-Dyan T.
Verified review

We hired Lori to coordinate our wedding - my husband knew her from working on productions together and he knew she was the perfect person for the job! Since I was the bride I missed all of the setup action on the big day, but when I walked in the room everything was absolutely perfect. Our vendors had all been on time but I heard third-hand that Lori had everyone in tip-top shape. I did see firsthand her management of the schedule of events - she took care of telling us when we needed to be somewhere, what was coming up, making sure we ate. She even went the extra mile and made chair decorations for us! Our wedding day was perfect - Lori helped get it there. She's the best!

Idea Box Event Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

Mercy was the head of my wedding planner, EO event organizer. She was very thorough on creating the time line/ schedule, picking vendors, sorting what was doable and what's not, a cool, level headed demeanor. She brought in a lot of brilliant ideas that was still on my budget, very passionate about every little details, a visionaire who can visualize and bring dreams into reality!

All Things Simple

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

We manage all of the details for your event, whether it is a wedding, corporate event, trade show, or festival. We partner with you to ensure your event is a success and all of your guests have had a memorable experience. Our goal is to manage every event with ease, style, and simplicity. At All Things Simple, we manage the details while you simply relax and enjoy your event before, during, and after.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I work on a budget. I do DIY things for the events I do Day of wedding planning

Planned With Perfection

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  • New on Thumbtack
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Planned With Perfection was founded by sisters Alyssa Gale Jocson and Adrianne Belza. Planned With Perfection’s number one priority is customer service and client satisfaction. From the initial inquiry, to day of execution, all of our attention and focus is on you. Through extensive research and personal experiences, we have developed a professional rapport within the event planning industry. From upscale country clubs to private beaches, our diverse knowledge allows us to personalize everything to your unique taste and individual style. Our strong relationships with vendors enable us to exclusively personalize your event to fit within your specific needs and budget. Our enthusiasm for aesthetics and dedication to perfection inspire us to develop your ideas to create an event that surpasses your expectations. Our passion for quality and commitment to our clients allows us to create an enjoyable and engaging planning experience that is stress free, giving you the opportunity to be a guest at your own event.

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