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Confetti & Glitter Events
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Rebeca M.
Verified review

Monica was a pleasure to work with. She did a great job helping with the process of planning and making sure things got done. With the stress of wedding planning having her as a wedding coordinator helped us feel less stressed. She gave us great advice on vendors and helped us find the best deals. She was always available to answer questions. I felt like I was planning my wedding with a friend and I couldn't ask for a better experience. My family was also very pleased with her services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna B.
Verified review

We hired Marie and her team as day of coordinator for our wedding this past June in La Jolla, San Diego at the La Jolla Women's Club. Marie made our wedding day a complete breeze! You can tell she's been in the business a long time and had so many helpful suggestions and ideas. Her and her team were punctual, professional, and have all of the qualities to pull of a beautiful wedding. Our wedding was mostly DIY- we booked a venue, but brought in all of our own decor, linens, etc. Marie and her team arrived on time to set everything up beautifully, and they guided us from start to finish to make sure everything was exactly as we wished. Marie and her team went above and beyond "day of coordinator" as they attended our venue walkthrough with caterer and photographer, as well as our rehearsal to guide us! We are SO thankful we had Marie and her team with us on our wedding day.

ODINEVA EVENTS + DESIGNS
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent P.
Verified review

LV went over and beyond what we expected from her when we hired her as wedding coordinator (day of). She made everything stress free for us, smooth and as perfect as it could possibly be. We originally planned to do everything by ourselves but we realized that this is not possible. It is also not fair to task relatives or friends to help out with wedding preps as we want them to just have fun on our special occasion. The simple and only solution was to hire LV and she took care of everything. She took charge and even planned the wedding reception timeline from start to finish. From the smallest detail up to working and coordinating with all the vendors. She was just so pleasant with everybody and it felt like she was in charge of everybody like the dj, photographer, caterers etc. She managed and worked with everybody so well which made our wedding reception as perfect as it could possibly be. Hiring her is like hiring a team because she can get everybody to work together towards a common goal. Me and wife is so grateful and lucky to have hired LV as our wedding coordinator.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy L.
Verified review

I booked Annemarie for my wedding planning services and I am so thrilled I did! I knew I needed the help and I could have NEVER have done it without her! She was so organized, insanely helpful to my family and I, fun, and such a pleasure to work with. Besides keeping me on a schedule and making sure I was having fun instead of stressing on what I needed to do next , she would approach me and let me know ‘it was time’. She made all the steps to our wedding flow flawlessly (food service, toast, dance, photos, dessert, bouquet toss). If it wasn’t for her I would have been delegating and stressing my own husband and wedding party to make sure everyone else had fun. Instead I got to actually enjoy everything and have fun myself ! Priceless! She even talked me out of crying as I was about to walk down the aisle, which was a major goal of mine! AMAZING! She listened to my opinions and desires and offered advice when I needed and asked for it. She made sure I ate, which is impossible to do at your wedding. She kept everything like clockwork and with so much care and communication. I am so grateful for this woman! You are in good hands!

Luscious Bites, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly A.
Verified review

We had them cater our Wedding last weekend and they were a godsend. I could go on and on about how wonderful, caring, attentive and friendly they were. While planning they were a great source of advice and guidance. Chef Renee gracefully answered my parents' (numerous) questions basically being our caterer/wedding planner. Most importantly the food was delicious!! The passed hors d'oeuvres for cocktail hour were outstanding and everyone complimented the incredible dinner! To top it all off our cake was delicious and beautiful, Did I say delicious!! They also provided friendly and attentive bartenders and waitstaff. Everything was so good, our guests were so happy and full... we are still receiving compliments. The entire team was professional and so attentive and they really set up our tables beautifully! Chef Renee and her team went above and beyond our expectations and really made our day perfect! If you hire them you won't be disappointed!! We can't wait until the occasion comes to use them again!

Lifetime Wedding Memories
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Nadia L.
Verified review

She was the coordinator for the wedding of my best friend and she was impeccable! She is easy to contact and easy to work with - she helps relieve the stress of the wedding planning process! She is quick and knows how to handle situations on the spot. I am quite confident when I say that if you book her for your full wedding planning (or partial wedding planning) that you will have a beautiful wedding experience!

  • 9 years in business
Josie K.
Verified review

We were fortunate to have Jaime as our wedding planner at Rancho Valencia ~ A 5-Star Spa & Hotel Resort. Jaime exceeded our expectations and his professional service and personal touch was outstanding! Thank you Jaime for a once-in-a-lifetime Memorable Event... We highly recommend Jaime for wedding planning events! #valenciawedding2015

V Party & Event
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia G.
Verified review

I can't speak highly enough of Valentina! She was our wedding day coordinator and I could not have asked for more. Everything went so perfect and so smooth. From the moment I met her, I knew she is someone who strives to perfection. I am myself very detailed oriented and I recognized alike-souls :). She went above and beyond to make sure everything would go smooth, she is very detailed oriented, very fast, and on top of everything. She is also very easy to get along with, flexible, kind, great personality. Being new in town, and not having a huge support system here, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed about the whole wedding planning, and having her onboard was magical, she was an angel! Can't speak enough of her, thank you Valentina!!

Wedding Planning Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kimmie F.
Verified review

Until I became the bride-to-be I hadn't put much thought into having a wedding coordinator. Luckily a friend of mine could see what stress I was about to be under and offered to get Selina Taylor in contact with me. I'm so glad she did! My fiance and I still wanted to be the "wedding planners" but I needed help bringing it all to that big day. My fiance ended up being deployed for more than half of the time we were engaged and having Selina to call on was a great stress reliever. I detest making phone calls and asking a million questions so Selina offered to do "the grunt work" for me. She listened to my ideas, took impeccable notes whenever I was unprepared for a meeting, and really understood what I wanted. She presented things to me in a way that was not overwhelming, which allowed me to feel comfortable about decisions I was making. Her contacts and suggestions of vendors were great and freed up time for other things. She became a point of contact for my mom and sister as well when I asked for their help with specific things. My biggest worry was how everything was going to come together the day of the wedding if I wasn't there to do it. Selina squashed that fear! When I showed up at the venue I was in awe of everything. It all looked better than I had imagined it. She helped me to pull all of my dreams and visions together and it looked perfect! Selina and I had a wonderful time together for those 8ish months. I am so grateful for everything she did and the friendship we have today

Moments Remembered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Allie W.
Verified review

My experience with Moments Remembered Events was nothing short of phenomenal. With top event planner Lykai's expertise, creative eye, and experience my events were made special to say the least. Lykai was at my every call to put my mind at ease when planning not only my wedding but bridal and baby shower! Three very special once in a lifetime milestones. Her professionalism is unmatchable, Lykai makes herself available even in her own personal time and goes the extra ten miles to ensure not only satisfaction but pure gratification. The events she planned were my firsts so she listened and led me in the right direction to make it my own. With her knowledge of outside vendors she was able to make everything come to life on time and budget. Hey style and creativity bring your dreams to life, whether contemporary or timeless classic. I will use Moments Remembered Events for all of my future sentiments.

Events by Talissa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
Verified review

Talissa was so amazing in helping me plan my wedding last October. From the flowers, to the set up of my ceremony, into the reception and everything little Inbetween was beautiful. My wedding would not of looked anywhere close to what it did without her perfect touch. I was so beyond thankful for her in making my special day all I wanted! The pictures I have forever will remind me how great it is to have an amazing wedding planner by my side.

  • 3 years in business
Sess H.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of attending a couple of events curated by Lady Eloise Event Planning and Design (LEEPD) and each time I have been impressed by the attention to detail, professionalism and seamlessness of the event from start to finish. Most recently, LEEPD helped bring my sister's dream wedding to fruition. A wedding for 300 guests is no small feat but every little detail, from decor to food to entertainment to accommodations and so on, was accounted for and executed flawlessly. I was so impressed with Porsia and her team I asked her for a stack of business cards and have been referring her and passing them out to friends and family in need of high quality event planning. If it helps, I don't typically write reviews unless I'm extremely impressed or highly disappointed. And by now, I'm sure you can tell I've been extremely impressed!! Seriously, go with LEEPD. You won't be disappointed!

Adore Wedding Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Franco C.
Verified review

We hired Ashley as a day-of planner for a medium sized wedding of 115 guests with several vendors to coordinate. We were so glad we did too. Ashley did a great job coordinating the vendors during our wedding day. She was able to pickup where we left off and fill in where we might have had gaps. I didn’t want a planner and to anyone sitting on the fence about this decision- get a planner and hire Ashley. I couldn’t be happier with how smoothly the day went and how Ashley managed the event.

Events by B.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

Rebecca was my wedding planner back in 2011 and I have to say she was hands down amazing. Friendly, professional, welcoming, organized and dedicated. I gave her my vision, my color scheme, and budget and while sticking with the budget she was able to capture everything I asked and dreamed of. The day of the wedding went smoothly, we had rain but she didn't let anything stop her from setting up. Then, one hour prior to my wedding I fell and needed stitches, she rushed me to urgent care and had me in and out within 45 minutes. My wedding only started 15 minutes late and I know if it wasn't for her taking me and making sure I was taken care of right away, my wedding wouldn't have happened. Thank you Becca for everything and I know when I renew my vows you'll be my planner again ❤️.

Kylee Emge Event Planner
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

Kylee planned a party for my boyfriends birthday and it turned out very well. Throughout the entire process she was very helpful. She listened to all of my needs and made sure they were met. I plan on using her for my wedding next year. She's wonderful!

  • 19 years in business
David L.
Verified review

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.

MHM Weddings
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Britton G.
Verified review

Mallory is a talented and energetic planner to work with! She offered great tips of advice and was there throughout the duration of our wedding day to ensure everything ran smoothly. We were very impressed. Thanks Mallory!

About

I have planned numerous weddings, including my own. With my services, you will receive face-to-face meetings where we discuss everything you want on your dream day and a Pinterest board that I will make into a binder that describes your big day and numerous vendor suggestions, as well as a service for those brides who aren't "DIY" savvy. Give me a project, and I will find a way to get it done. I want nothing less than to shape and make a reality the dream you have been having all your life.

About

We are event planners who love helping our customers create the event they have dreamed of! We take pride in taking the stress of the day off of you and letting you enjoy your day while we run the event.

About

I do what you want me to do. Nothing is impossible (if the money is ready). Together, we will plan your perfect day, not to impress you friends but to impress yourself.

  • 7 years in business
About

I am a San Diego-based wedding planner and am passionate about bringing your dream wedding to life! I coordinate all aspects of your wedding so you can enjoy your day carefree whether it's a San Diego wedding or in other parts of southern California. It is my mission to create events that are completely reflective of your style and taste, which are amazing, fun and memorable and that touch all the senses. I believe that a spectacular wedding requires a perceptive, insightful and understanding designer and coordinator who collaborates with you to reflect your love story, create your vision and translate it through comprehensive design filled with many unique and personalized details.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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