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Palm Desert Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planning services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palm Desert.

  • 12 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlan S.
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I usually don't like to rely on others, I like to make sure things are perfect myself! I entrusted Megan to coordinate day of for my wedding, and she sure delivered. I was relaxed the day of my wedding because I knew she wouldn't let me down. She sure delivered and then some! She set up floral she created, set up some greenery and decor we already had, did our arch floral, all bouquets, boutonnieres, and total event set up as well as busing and serving. The day was perfect, and a large part of it was thanks to her! The guest raved about how beautiful everything was. I will definitely recommend her!

  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey B.
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Marie Stark was an absolute life saver at my wedding. To put things bluntly, I had a very difficult wedding party to work with and she was nothing but patient with them. Not only that, but she managed to turn my wedding dream into a reality. The entire process of working with Marie was incredibly calming which was refreshing considering how stressful wedding planning can be. I could not be happier with Marie as my wedding coordinator. She managed everything that I couldn’t on my wedding day and I am truly grateful for all of her efforts. I highly recommend her!

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Temma K.
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Pleazingly Tasteful catered my wedding, their service was spectacular!! I highly recommend their services, especially the grape tree. The most delicious grapes I've ever had. They were very professional, the food was well plated and tasty.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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Kim was so sweet during my whole process and made herself available at all times. She always answered my questions right away and work with me to deliver what I had envisioned for my wedding day! She was always on time and was mindful of my budget. Thank you Kim !!

Wedding Planning Services
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Bridgette B.
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Selina was one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning process! She is so sweet, hard-working, and gets to know you on a personal level so that she can make your wedding experience run exactly how you want it to run. I live in Arizona and my wedding was in California, So it was great to have someone I trusted and knew my aesthetic to help with looking at possible venues and working with other venders. She notices if you are stressed out about something and she will help with whatever is stressing you out or she will just calmly talk to you until you feel better about the process. She is very organized and provided time sheets for everyone involved with the wedding. Everything ran without a hitch and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding coordinator.

The Rainbow Wedding Company
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Roger L.
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We are very happy with the service that Rev. Lisa provided for our wedding in Palm Springs. She worked with us from planning to execution and took care of all the legal stuff. We did not have to stand in line at the courthouse and our marriage license and legal recordings all took place as she stated. Our recorded license arrived in less than 90 days from the wedding date. We are now "living happily ever after" as the saying goes. :) Thanks, Rev Lisa. You are now part of our family.

Handmades by Heidi
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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Food was delicious! Professional friendly service. Will defenitely hire her again!

  • 19 years in business
David L.
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I let Samantha know from the start, I have no dance tallent. 6 lessons later, I was able to dance with my wife at our wedding and looked like I had been doing it for years. She is very patient and full of creative ideas. We first met and she gave us an outline of options and fees. She did not stray from her fees and showed a true ability to teach. Her professionalism at our wedding as coordinator was unmatched. She was very tactful in her approach and kept the entire evening right on time. We would highly recommend her, she is a very talented, professional lady with a great group of vendors to work hand in hand to create your perfect event.

from 1 review
    Jay C.
    Verified review

    Well I just recently got married and even though I am a floral designer myself I hire J.A.Designs!!!to do my wedding and they took care of all of it everything Lining, music, flowers,invitation, party favors,plus I would totally recommend them and they work with you payment schedule

    Reverend Janet Cross
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Jissa S.
    Verified review

    Janet was the officiant at our wedding in April 2016. Besides doing an awesome job at the wedding she helped my husband and I write our vows.We told her a little about ourselves and using her insight she put in to words exactly what we wanted to say. I would highly recommend Janet. Jissa

    • 21 years in business
    Robert S.
    Verified review

    Reverend Bob married my Granddaughter Ashley at our home. He was very personal and fun, many people commented about how they enjoyed his service. Mary Beth organized everything wedding related and has a ton of experience. Together they made our Granddaughter's special day wonderful


    I have 15 years' experience in event planning. I am known for very elegant yet cost-effective events which promise lots of fun and many wonderful memories!


    I will work with you on all your party/event planning, including dresses, hair, food, venue, invitations, etc. Whatever your need, I can help. From events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations; I turn your day dreams into memories.


    I do event planning of any type. I will handle the coordination of all arrangements and details, confirmations, etc. I provide venue assistance, floral arrangements, and all details.


    I have over 25 years experience producing extraordinary international events/shows for Universal Studios. More recently I turned my attention to weddings.


    First things first. Congratulations, misses-to-be! You are preparing to embark upon a wonderful journey that culminates in a lifelong commitment encapsulated in love, friendship, partnership, camaraderie, and of course, challenges and opportunities to grow in love and grace together as Mr. and Mrs! Marriage is not only name-changing, it is life-changing! The precursor to the marriage is the wedding: full of fun and excitement, anticipation and planning, high hopes and even higher expectations. I would love for Au'Gust Soirees to be a part of your love story! At Au'Gust Soirees, our motto is to "make your dreams covet reality!" Simply stated, the awesomeness of your reality should overshadow your dreams!


    I love planning/coordinating a bride and groom's special day. Our main focus is providing the best customer service and making sure that we satisfy our clients wishes every step of the way.


    We are a full concierge for marriage, licensing and officiating amenities, in Riverside County, CA. We come to your location with decor or take advantage of our ethereal private wedding chapel in the lovely courtyard of a private home. We're so liberal that we'll even marry straight couples! We have really good live singer and pianist (with own equipment) available, as well.

    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am continually educating myself in order to provide excellent service.


    I assist couples in the planning of their wedding by putting them together with florists, caterers, venues, and valet parkers. I also sing and play the organ for the ceremony.


    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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