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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.

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Sweet and Simple
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

We are so glad to have had Jodi as our wedding officiant. She arrived on time and was so patient while we waited for some important wedding guests to arrive. She delivered such a beautiful ceremony. We had guests ask us if she was a friend of the family because she seemed so emotionally connected to the event. We know we made the right choice!

Red Letter Events
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Megan L.
Verified review

Wedding planning is hectic and crazy, and I kept on ignoring the preparation needed to make sure the celebration was a success. I was so overwhelmed that I kept on procrastinating because I did not even know where to start. About six months before our ceremony, I mentioned these thoughts to my mother. She instantly became nervous that nothing was ever going to get accomplished and the wedding would be a disaster. That night, my mom found Red Letter Events on Thumbtack and helped set-up our first meeting with her. The second Hannah walked in the door for our consultation; we knew that she was the right person to be our wedding coordinator and to light a fire under me to make my thoughts become a reality. It is hard for me to make decisions and Hannah helped organize my thoughts to create our theme while helping us locate decorations aligning with my vision. She always communicated with me and sent updates, images, and checklists to ensure we stayed on track for our wedding. Also, she was more than happy to meet us at a variety of shops and stores to help find items to include in our wedding and even assisted us in meeting with our vendors. We experienced many issues with our florist and in one situation had a complication arise during my bachelorette party. When I texted Hannah, she replied she would take care of it, and she did which allowed me to enjoy my weekend. A few days before the wedding, she came over to review decorations and placement to help eliminate the stress I was feeling for the wedding. Also, she reached out to all of our vendors that week to ensure all parties were aware of the times to arrive and helped answer any questions they had. She was patient during the whole process and ensured all the events and necessities needed for the wedding were prepared and ready for our special day. Two days before our wedding, she ran the rehearsal and set clear expectations for the bridal party while making sure our voices were heard on what we wanted to implement. On the day of, she arrived early and helped set-up decorations and made sure I was well taken care of and ready. Hannah took care of everything and everyone and made sure my entire family and bridal party did not have to lift a finger. During the reception, Hannah again went above and beyond expectations and constantly earned praise and compliments from our guests. We, unfortunately, had another issue with our florist, who forgot to bring a couple of items. Hannah immediately called the company to take care of the problem. She even improvised ways to make the flower girl basket by picking rose petals from a rose bush on site for the flower girl since the florist forgot it again after her second delivery. During the ceremony and reception, she checked in to make sure everything was ready including the vendors and helped answer any questions we had. Hannah is very personable, professional, and became a great friend. Our wedding turned out amazing with the help and guidance of Red Letter Events. Although our wedding was almost a year ago, we still keep in contact with Hannah which goes to show you the true relationships she builds with her clients.

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  • 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!

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Larry Steckling, Florist--
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

Thank you so much Larry for helping through the process of getting my flowers done for my wedding next month! You are by far the most attentive person; always listening to what I want. I cannot wait for my big day and to see how beautiful everything will turn out because of you!

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

Rinna was sooo amazing! From our initial meeting, until the end of our wedding day, she was there for us. She was present for meetings with vendors and was always in contact with them with questions or reaching out to them about documents that needed to be submitted, etc.. She made sure things were done on time. Rinna's friendly and outgoing personality truly made the wedding planning process fun and enjoyable. She was easy to contact and made countless suggestions that fit our needs. Rinna most definitely goes above and beyond, and put her whole heart into helping with our big day! We are very pleased with her services and grateful for everything she did for us! Thank you Rinna, we appreciate you!

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

I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her for the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect! I needed a Wedding Coordinator to decorate the reception venue on the day of the wedding since I wasn’t going to have time to do so, Valentina contacted me and from her initial email I knew she was perfect! Her email stood out from others due to her professionalism and well thought out questions, she came off as someone that knew what the job entailed and asked all the right questions. The wedding was 5 months away Valentina kept in touch and as the date draw closer scheduled a meeting to go over the details meeting her in person just solidified my decision. Throughout the months Valentina made sure to very politely keep in touch with me always offering to help in anything needed despite the fact that I had only hired her for the day of. In the few days before the wedding she contacted me to check on last details, 3 days before the wedding I had to completely change the lay-out and was in constant communication with her the next 2 days. Valentina went above and beyond to make our day perfect, I really never did worry about the reception decoration because she was in charge she gave me such peace of mind it was really great to be able to trust someone so much and not have to worry. The day came and she did an absolutely great job, she got to the venue early, set up the tables, décor, managed the florist and arrangements, deliveries, picked up a cake, greeted our guests and announced our entrance. Valentina was absolutely amazing and wedding coordination is really her calling, she had great taste decorating the cake table, gift table, everything looked beautiful. She added a few flowers to the cake and sent me a picture for approval it was so classy and beautiful and something I hadn’t thought of. Valentina was a joy to work with, always professional, kind and willing to do a great job she was my best vendor and I’m so grateful for her she saved me a lot of stress and did a great job my guests were blown way and are still talking about how beautiful the reception was. I’m a Project Planner by profession and looked forward to planning my own wedding which was fun, but I would not hesitate to hire Valentina and just let her plan and execute the entire event, in fact had I known her earlier I probably would just have hired and let her design and manage it. I will add pictures once I receive them from the photographer. Thank you Valentina for making our day absolutely perfect!

Calmerin Designs and Events
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Myna T.
Verified review

Glennie and her team was Everything I had hoped for and more! They were so helpful throughout the entire process, went above and beyond, and we’re so detail oriented and amazing. I really did not have to plan my wedding because they had it all planned for me. I just had a vision, I told him what I wanted, and they made it happen. I would highly recommend Glennie and her team To everyone I know. My wedding of 450 gas and having it on today’s was so fun and exciting. If I were to have it again in 10 years, I would definitely rebook with her.

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

Talissa was such a pleasure to work with and always made sure I got what I needed! She took the stress out of planning my day and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional person to plan their wedding! Not sure how anyone plans their wedding without someone like Talissa

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
Verified review

Tom was one of the main reasons my wedding was a great success. The venue didn't let us know the top area didn't have speakers so Tom took the initiative to go coordinate everything and make sure the agenda was followed. He also is well prepared and very professional. If you want someone who will be prepared for whatever comes up at your wedding Tom is the man. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ/MC. If I ever need a DJ for another occasion I will definitely be giving Tom a call.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leilani C.
Verified review

Vanessa was an absolute pleasure to work with! I hired her to help me coordinator everything leading up to our wedding day. Her attention to detail was phenomenal and served as a wonderful second pair of eyes in reading over all the contracts from vendors! I couldn't believe how many details and questions there was but she was there to answer and ask all of them. It was really great that once the wedding date was approaching she started answering emails from my vendors because she already had the answers which saved us a great time of time! She really knew her way about event planning and it was so comfortable for me to talk to her about changes or thoughts and she is very flexible with direction if you change your mind. Vanessa responds when she sees your email and will let you know if she saw your email but didn't have time to answer. I loved how well she communicated with me. She texts right away and she is very thorough with her email responses. She is adaptable in learning how to efficiently use technology to her advantage. I opted to use GoogleDrive to share documents back and forth. Until she met me, she didn't know how to use and now she is an expert! I cannot imagine not having this wedding without all of Vanessa's hard work! She deserves all the credit.

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.

Coordinate by Kadi
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Chris G.
    Verified review

    Kadi planned my wedding last year from start to finish and she was amazing! She was very easy to work with, very professional. and made the process completely anti-stress. I don't know what my now wife and I would have done without her! Guaranteed a must have for your wedding day!

    It's a Hoot Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Jenna F.
    Verified review

    Julia planned my Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party and did an AMAZING job. She is so organized and creative - two of the most important things in an event planner! My girlfriends and I had such a great time at both parties thanks to Julia. Don't miss the opportunity to work with her because she is outstanding!!!!!!

    Paper Jewels Designs
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Lindsay C.
    Verified review

    Krista did my wedding invitations and my wedding favor tags. I was blown away! Every aspect of planning my wedding was becoming more and more stressful, and the first fun thing I did for my wedding was to work with Krista on making a design for my invitations. I did not have a clear vision of what I wanted and Krista helped me to make decisions through small steps. It was overwhelming looking online at all sorts of different invitations, but Krista asked me simple questions that helped me to weed out what I didn’t want and discover what I did want. I ended up with an overall product that really gave guests a glimpse into what the wedding would be like. I had so many compliments on my invitations, and they were one of a kind. Krista was always quick to respond to me, met all of her deadlines, and never even batted an eye when I asked for MULTIPLE revisions. Her attention to detail is amazing, and there is nothing I would change about my final product. I had no idea that I could get custom invitations at a reasonable price. Only a few weeks before my wedding I asked if Krista could help me with my favor tags since I was running out of time to do them myself. Krista came up with an amazing design that matched our invitations and had them to me in record time. Working with Krista on the invitations and favor tags was probably the smoothest part of planning my wedding. With Babies on the brain I know I will be in touch soon to help with baby announcements and kid birthday parties. I am a customer for life. Thank you Krista!!!

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    So This is Love is passionate about ensuring that your wedding day is your dream come true! We offer full service wedding planning, partial assistance, or just day of coordination.

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    My Negotiating Strategy; being in purchasing for 23 years cost savings was a big factor for my companies; I have Developed and implemented cost savings strategies designed to reduce costs by 10 – 20%.

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    We are a planner for social, corporate and wedding events. We specialize in high-quality cuisine and outstanding service.

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    Our many package options and attentiveness to the needs of the couple allow us to be unique in this business.

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    Each wedding is unique to each client's vision and personal needs. Your wedding is the most important day of your life; let us help you take the stress off your hands. We work with our clients to meet their budgets while exceeding expectations. From day-of coordination to full wedding planning, we are here to help you meet deadlines and vision. The best wedding gift you can give yourself is hiring an event planner!

    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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