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Pleasant Hill Event Planners

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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gini B.
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Not only did Fresh & Fizzy provide excellent service but Drew's knowledge and advice was invaluable in planning our event. We ended up having him and his team do much more than we thought we would and we were so happy that we did.

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I Do x Two
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abigail D.
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Saundra is extremely professional, detail-oriented, organized, responsive, and friendly. She has an impressive professional background in event-planning and her high-level expertise is evident in her approach to wedding planning. In short, Saundra's great. I highly recommend her wedding coordination services.

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Midnight G
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Michael is 5 stars in all aspects. I needed a bartender for my husband's office party. He was easily reachable by text/email with all my questions pre party. Michael even made a special butter rum for one of our signature drinks. Very professional, easy to talk to and engaging to all the guests. During the "down" time he would help toss cups and clean up without me even asking. I already hired him again for our next party. I wish I had met him sooner! He does event planning, flower arrangements, home organization and who knows what else. Hire him for a job well done and someone you can depend on.

Nitro BBQ & Catering
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Paul and his staff worked hard to make our wedding perfect. The food was the highlight of our wedding. Paul was easy to work with, responsive, and professional. We would recommend hiring him for any event you are planning. We plan on using him for all of our future catering needs.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
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Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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AnnaMarie was AMAZING. She was so completely helpful and perfect as our day-of coordinator. Everyone that worked with her was impressed with her efficiency, precision and professionalism. She gently guided us through the day and I was able to fully relax and feel that things were being taken care of. My husband is a fairly exacting and organized German and he was so appreciative of the AR Weddings services. Honestly, I could not recommend more. If you're planning a wedding in the bay area, this is your event planner!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha M.
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Manya and her team made all my dreams come true for my colorful chai-themed co-ed baby shower. I'm extremely detail-oriented and a perfectionist by heart - so that's a challenge for any event planner :) Manya helped execute my vision to the T! She's very hardworking, kind and accommodating to all needs - big and small. She has good ideas and can be flexible to work with on any budget. She's also very responsive to text, email and phone calls. You won't regret collaborating with Manya - she's passionate about her work and will help make your event truly dazzle :)

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COCO-CREATIONS
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Genette C.
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Elizabeth was a delight to have assist me with decorating the venue for my wedding reception. She met with me over the phone, in person at the venue, at my home, and another location to pick up the items for the reception. The original florist was not able to meet my needy demands, and Elizabeth offered to give me a quote. She was exactly what I needed, when I needed it. The floral arrangement for the centerpieces were gorgeous. I trusted her vision without even seeing the full mock up, and it came out better than expected. She decorated the head table for 14 people, she decorated 10 seating tables, a gift table and a cake table. She did two different centerpiece options for 10 tables. I paid for an extra table centerpiece, which was not needed and she offered to give me the vases that I rented from her, for the refund. She did an amazing job!! If you have an event, I would recommend her again and again. I cannot thank her enough.

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie W.
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We had a few hiccups with our event and had to change venues late in the planning process. This did not phase Matt as a problem in the least and was quick in finding the perfect new venue. Also, our budget did not allow for the anticipated amount for decor. Again, Matt worked his magic and the decor was a complete hit, really tying together our 80s themed Prom Night. Matt stays cool, calm, and collected throughout the whole planning process, which really adds to an overall smooth experience. If you are looking for an event planner, here is your guy!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke T.
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Food was wonderful, staff was nice, Nicholas was great to work with planning my event. Staff could have been more prepared with delivery, supplies and bar knowledge.

Rainbow Chefs Bay Area
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Christien T.
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An associate recommended Rainbow Chefs to provide the food for an event I was planning for a family gathering. I decided to go through with their services. There were kids and adults participating so I was a little nervous about how it would go, but everyone had a great time! It was so fun and interactive for the kids. The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend Rainbow Chefs!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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Oh my goodness, I was so, so impressed with Cheri's cooking. I've never, and I mean never, tasted a turkey that was as tender and flavorful as hers. I'm getting hungry right now just thinking of it. She catered our holiday party, and the depth and delight of all her amazing dishes tantalized all the guests. All her dishes we're cooked and baked to perfection. She's a genius in the kitechen, with a down-home, nurturing spirit to boot. I highly recommend Cheri for any catering event you're planning in the future. Your guest will rave that it's the best catered food they've ever had.

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yoav S.
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I can't possibly say enough good things about working with Zach. He made my wife's 40th birthday party an exceptional event - executed flawlessly with *incredibly* delicious food. Each course was more delicious than the last - a perfect, creamy chilled asparagus soup, followed by an outstanding panzanella complete with homemade bread croutons, then on to an incredible halibut dish with flawless asian flavors and finally on to a perfect chocolate tartlet with coffee stout mousse and a bourbon cream. Oh man, if we could have that meal again, we'd go back to it over and over again. It was as good if not better than any meal we've had at our favorite restaurant. Zach made the evening easy and smooth, ensuring all the details were covered and making sure our party of 8 had a memorable evening. He was calm and a real delight - even making sure our two girls (ages 3 and 5) and the family dog were taken care of (for example, letting our older daughter help cook and taste as he went). It felt like having a cool and incredibly talented friend in the house, relaxed and delightful. Can't recommend working with him enough - and we certainly will have him back for another event in the future.

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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Laurel and her team were responsive, professional and creative and went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic event. We would recommend them heartily and plan to use them again in the future.

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The Party Artists
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mildred B.
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Natasha did an excellent job face painting, balloon twisting and entertaining kids at my event! Everyone loves her work!

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Sparkling or STILL
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
A. L.
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Absolutely the best! Scott and his team from Sparkling or Still were the consummate professionals. From the first email, to the last guest heading out the door they made our event flawless. I recommend Sparkling or Still without hesitation and will definitely hire them the next time I need event staffing!

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Robyn was AMAZING! She was organized, calm, professional, attentive, and fun all at the same time! She did a great job at balancing the event and our families to ensure everything went smoothly and according to plan. Highly recommended!

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mia H.
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Christa Mekki is an absolutely astounding event planner. She is creative, patience, detail-oriented, and easy to work with! She is the epitome of customer service. I would reccommend her for every important occasion, big or small.

Foray Travel + Event Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Foray Travel + Design did an outstanding job planning my trip. Sarah’s expertise and industry connections provided me with a personalized and meaningful travel experience that I would never have been able to plan on my own. Sarah is detail oriented, organized, a great listener and dedicated to making sure your experience is absolutely perfect. Communication was seamless and from beginning to end, Sarah was incredibly professional and available to answer any questions I had. I can highly recommend Foray Travel + Design to curate a trip, experience or event!

DLX ENT.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
GEO P.
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THE experience was unbelievable. I like how he pumped up the crowd. It was almost like his music was talking to them. I would recommend this to anyone looking into having a great time. Book DJ SWELLS at your next event!

Dream Events by Charles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole G.
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"Charles did our Wedding on July 8th of this year. I could not be happier. From start to finish this young man is with you. He takes care of everything from decorations to vendors to which wines to pair with the meal. He was very reasonable and does an outstanding job. He thinks of things that never occur to you. He even planned my march down the aisle to a pause in the song just for the "effect"! He is very organized, very personable, and very energetic with a kind and sincere personality. His knowledge of details and financing not only saved a few bumps on my wedding day but saved us money too. I would recommend this Event coordinator for any event you are planning."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a wedding event coordinator do?

Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

  • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
  • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
  • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
  • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
  • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
  • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
  • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
  • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

Do I need a wedding day coordinator?

Even if you’ve handled every detail of planning your wedding, you might appreciate having a day-of wedding coordinator in your corner. Usually, the coordinator meets with you a few weeks before your wedding to put together a detailed timeline of everything that needs to happen on your wedding day. Then, on the big day, the coordinator makes sure everything goes according to plan — and handles any emergencies that pop up, such as party crashers, missing tuxedos, late vendors, disappearing bridal party members and more. Most wedding coordinators also handle:

  • Distributing the wedding day timeline to all of your vendors.
  • Coordinating all of your vendors, including the photographer, florist and baker.
  • Conducting the wedding rehearsal.
  • Helping the bride and her wedding party get dressed and take photos.   
  • Checking floor plans, lighting levels, cake placement, menus, favors and more.
  • Collecting the wedding gifts and keeping personal items safe and accounted for.

Even if you don’t think you need a wedding coordinator, check with your venue. Some require that couples hire a day-of wedding coordinator for the day of the event. 

How much do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
  • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
  • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
  • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

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