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6. Pollyanna Events
5.0 from 2 reviews
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  • Serves Orange, CA
After meeting them, we didn’t continue researching wedding planners. We met with Sarah and Kristina in DC. They immediately put us at ease and I appreciated that they had a younger more relaxed vibe. While their work is meticulous, don’t let their relaxed vibe fool you, I didn’t want to work with a society maven type. We are an older couple, mid-40s, and wanted a lovely, intimate wedding but wanted to be smart with our budget and not let things get out of control. I’m sure Pollyanna Events works with all budgets and visions beautifully, but we appreciated that they didn’t pressure us into a certain aesthetic. I would say that I was not an “Instagram” bride. We met with them in April and wanted to be married by Thanksgiving, and they wasted no time getting us in gear. We contracted with Pollyanna Events to help us with a venue search/contract and vendor search/contract, as well as the day-of coordination. They were happy to mix and match their services. The contract process was easy and they were responsive to our questions. We were very comfortable with the cost. If you don’t hire a wedding planner, specifically Pollyanna Events, for at least your day-of coordination, you’re crazy! They gave us spreadsheets for potential venues and vendors (DJ, dessert, caterers, florist, hair and make-up, and photographer) based on availability and our estimated budget. They gathered so much information that would’ve taken us so long to compile. They kept us on track without hounding us. They were responsive to all of our questions and concerns and really helped us have relatively stress-free wedding planning. We had a few conference calls during the process and then a walk-through at the venue right before the wedding. As a pretty detail-oriented and anxious person, it was wonderful to know that a competent and creative team was working on our wedding, especially as it got closer to the day. They worked with us to create a somewhat non traditional room set up. They had great ideas and I trusted that it would all work out. Our day-of coordinator was Danielle. She was such a calming presence. She was with me all day. I didn’t pull out paperwork or check the schedule or worry, she just handled everything and kept me calm. I ended up getting dressed by myself and she helped me with fastening my shoes and pinning my bra! She really went above and beyond. She helped manage the floral delivery and the photographer and the bridal party, and she organized the first look. When we got to the ceremony/reception site, I got teary seeing how lovely they made the venue (Top of the Town) look. They made our relatively simple decor look so elegant! The evening went beautifully, Danielle was a subtle but powerful force, she kept things perfectly on schedule. Hiring Pollyanna Events was the best wedding planning decision we made, and the best money we spent. We highly recommend the wonderful team at Pollyanna Events.
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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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