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Oakley Wedding Planners

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

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I Do x Two
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

Rev Saundra is just fantastic! Not only is she a wedding officiant but also a wedding planner. She is so full of knowledge and comfort to make this very important life event go with ease.

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Midnight G
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

Michael showed up on time, stayed late, and made sure all 80+ people at my wedding were served promptly. He was able to handle a crowd of drinkers by himself and the drinks were very good.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
Verified review

Alisa was hired to cater our wedding of 35 guests at a private residence. She went above and beyond call of duty with cocktails, appetizers, the dinner, and setting up, breaking down the event. She arrived early to set up for both the ceremony and the dinner, and provided the cocktails and beer which received reave reviews from the guests. For the appetizers, she provided polenta bites and bruschetta in keeping with our Italian menu and both were really tasty. The dinner menu consisted of a caesar salad with grilled salmon, tomato bisque, and a cappellacci di zucca; all were truly delicious. She cleaned up the same night, making it easy for us to enjoy the kitchen the next morning for breakfast. If I were to host another event, I would hire Alisa in a heartbeat.

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 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!

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COCO-CREATIONS
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 74 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!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Nicholas and his team from Famous Creations are amazing! I am a wedding planner who found him on Thumbtack for my clients who were getting married in Sonoma. Nicholas was very responsive to my messages and provided a comprehensive (and affordable) quote and menu suggestions for my clients - which they loved! On the wedding day, Nicholas and his team came prepared and quickly set everything up. They were really on it - especially considering they had a big event the day before. You wouldn't have known it because they didn't miss a beat - that showed great character and professionalism in my mind. ...and the food...AMAZING!! :-) I will definitely recommend Famous Creations again!

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 45 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Kendall M.
Verified review

Actually I didn't meet the LadyMarry coordinator and florist, until the rehearsal day, because I was planning my wedding remotely in New York. They are very responsive and patient to my endless questions, and did a great job about organizing the rehearsal and communicating with the other vendors. I always saw Melissa and Donna running around. Hiring you was the best decision I made for my wedding. Thank you!

Agape Events & Gifts
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Massah L.
Verified review

Veronica was amazing!!! I hired her as a day coordinator for my wedding. I don't think she had a moment of rest from the time she arrived until she left. She handled the crises of the day remarkably and checked in with me regularly throughout. Did I mention that she also made my wedding cake, which was beautiful. She was just wonderful throughout... I enjoyed working with her and would recommend her 1000x to anyone looking for a Day of Coordinator.

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erika C.
Verified review

Everything was perfect,not only did the staff cater to everyones needs,they served the food quickly and decorated it on the plate beautifully, they really made my wedding of 160+people amazing,i kept getting compliments all night from guests telling me service was great!must have for an y event! Bar service,waiter service, great at listening to clients needs! A++++😊😊😊😊😊

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Taneva Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric L.
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We were extremely happy with Taneva Events. We wanted a simple but elegant wedding in Hawaii and Velina at Taneva Events provided that and more for us. She worked with us on everything from the smallest detail on the dinner napkins to working with vendors on logistical details, setup on the day of the wedding and ensuring our day was perfect. We did not have a clear idea of what we wanted to do for our wedding besides the fact that we wanted to keep it simple and take advantage of the natural beauty of the setting. Velina was really helpful from the start, brainstorming ideas with us, and making suggestions for the decor that we would have never thought of on our won. We did not want traditional flower centerpieces, and Velina was able to accommodate us by creating beautiful pineapple centerpieces, and tied them all together with the runner, candles, handmade napkins, and pedestals that she placed the pineapples on. Everybody complemented the decor and the bridal bouquet that she created from traditional Hawaiian flowers. We could not have had such a beautiful and smooth day without Velina's help. Planning for a wedding is always stressful, but Velina eased a lot of our stress and was always a pleasure to work with.

A'Reve Event Production
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne P.
Verified review

From the first time we met Whitney and Adriana, we knew they were going to be our wedding planners. We needed someone who could get keep us on track, plan all the little details, and simply get our wedding done without much stress. Since this is our first wedding, we didn't know what we didn't know! They were exactly the type of personality that fit our criteria. We were involved when we wanted to be involved which was perfect for us. If there was a vendor we didn't want to deal with, Whitney and Adriana would make sure it got done. They are also excellent designers. We gave them a theme, a few pictures, a few styles, and they took it from there. Only after walking into the ceremony and reception, did *I* realize much effort and attention to detail A'Reve put into the event. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly. We didn't find out until later one of our cakes didn't show up but they handled it without our knowledge. Although I'm positive there were many hiccups the day of (what wedding doesn't?), the event went perfectly from my wife and my perspective. I would recommend A'Reve to anybody planning a wedding.

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
Verified review

Robyn made my bridal shower a total surprise! I was not expecting it at all. It was based on me, as the theme was what I love best, horses. I could tell she had spent so much time researching to find decorations and party favors that would make my bridal shower so special. She also helped plan my backyard wedding. I'm not a very good party planner myself so had no idea where to start. When I hired her, she stepped right in and took the control I was looking for. I could relax and have a great time at my wedding knowing every little detail was being watched and taken care of by Robin.

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Birminkeley
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria P.
Verified review

Heidi and Ashton were the perfect day-of wedding coordinators. When we arrived at the site on our wedding day, everything was beautifully set up as if by magic. Gracefully and unobtrusively, they made everything happen. They arranged flowers, set up the wedding altar, wrangled vendors, and guided guests through the day’s various phases (ceremony, reception, toasts). They even served us cake and champagne. Our guests remarked on how “effortless” the wedding seemed; this is largely due to Birminkeley’s hard work! Birminkeley also helped plan our wedding. They visited the venue with us and talked us through everything from where to seat the guests to how many tablecloths to order. Later, they helped us search for wedding vendors. Despite our tight timeline (~2 months), they found us a wonderful photographer, rental company, and makeup artist. They were persistent and tenacious in making sure the vendors would adhere to our venue’s strict requirements. In addition to being very capable, flexible, and affordable, Heidi and Ashton are very pleasant to work with. Their calmness and perseverance helped us get through a very stressful time!

Plan-It Duo
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
Verified review

Working with Krista for our wedding was such a fabulous and easy experience. She was available to answer questions and bounce ideas off with really quick response times. Having a destination wedding was a little bit of a challenge logistically, but Krista was great in making sure everything we needed was ready to go and nothing left behind! The flowers came out perfect - I loved being able to show her ideas of what we wanted and she nailed it! Our guests thought the centerpieces and bouquets were just beautiful! We were so happy with Krista's services! If we got married again, we would definitely use Krista just so we could have peace of mind knowing everything would be perfect.

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline W.
Verified review

Christa was perfect for our wedding! She helped me over email months beforey wedding and helped me find vendors at the last minute. She also made my day go smoothly on the wedding day and delt with all the hiccups that people created along the way so well that I didn't even know there were hiccups until it the next day. She is very professional and will take care of you!

Event Cre8tive
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tulisha T.
Verified review

Danny is very enthusiastic. He has a vibrant personality and easy to talk to. He really listens and executes the ideas you present to him. He's dependable and reliable. He did some work for me for my best friends wedding and it came out totally amazing!

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

We hired Clara to do our wedding. We were on a tight budget & it was in our backyard. Clara got all the yardwork done and organized everything. She maximized our budget by making all the centerpiece and bridal party floral. She worked hard to keep our budget and give us what we want. Overall job well done👏

Dream Events by Charles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan V.
Verified review

"I had the pleasure of working with Charles in an effort to put together a beautiful, elegant ceremony for my brother's wedding. Although I am not a wedding planner myself, I was looking for someone who I could consult for ideas and suggestions since they didn't have the budget for a professional wedding coordinator. I reached out to a number of different coordinators and explained my situation, and Charles was one of the few that was open and willing to work with me and offer professional advice. As the wedding day approached, I consulted Charles for ideas and explained what exactly the bride and groom were looking for and the budget they had. With that in mind, Charles was able to offer a number of great ideas and suggestions for their special day that were within budget and helped create an amazing, memorable day for the bride, groom, and all their guests. Although we were unable to have Charles there the day of the event, I am positive that it could have only been better had we been able to have him there with his professional eye. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs anything as simple as suggestions/professional advice or anything as big as a wedding planner to hand the reigns over to."

CRC Custom Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
Verified review

If I could leave more stars for CRC Custom Events I would! Christina was absolutely amazing and took all of the stress away from wedding planning so that I could relax throughout the whole process and just enjoy the day. She coordinated with our vendors, made sure our payments were made on time, handpicked our flowers and decorations, created a detailed itinerary, set up and cleaned up our venue, and most importantly made my Pinterest board come to life! Her attention to detail is what impressed me the most. From making sure that we had appetizers on our table so that we didn’t forget to eat, to sending our guests home with flowers at the end of the night, it was the small things that made our wedding so special. She was with us throughout the entire process, from the first consultation to the big day, she communicated with us the entire time and took all of the stress off my plate. I can’t thank her and her team enough. Our DJ mentioned at the end of our reception that he had never seen a wedding that actually stuck to their itinerary and it was all thanks to CRC! I’m truly grateful for their hard work and for making my wedding absolutely perfect.

Stratford & Pearl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery L.
Verified review

Shannon was the day of coordinator for my wedding and it was great. We met before hand and laid out how the day would run as well as vendors that needed to be coordinated. The day was stress free. She is so detail oriented and doesn’t miss a detail. Stratford & Pearl is a must have for any event. :)

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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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