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Top Pro
I Do x Two
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
Verified review

I couldn’t be more pleased to provide this review for Saundra, as she truly was amazing to work with for my wedding. I hired Saundra as a day-of coordinator, which includes a few meetings leading up to the event. (We met by phone, as I was planning my wedding from across the country.) Saundra helped me to keep all the details in line as we approached the wedding, and communicated efficiently through email and phone calls to ensure she had all the information she needed to keep the day running smoothly, including copies of contracts and a timeline for the day’s events. A few family members had included some things in their speeches that I had asked them to omit, but because Saundra asked for speeches to be sent in advance, she was able to review them and tactfully guide the speakers toward an acceptable outcome. She listened closely to our desires, and really kept the wedding focused on the things we wanted. My wedding was held at a private (and beautiful!) home, and on the day, I’ve since learned that there were a few glitches, including people moving things from our staging area to other places in the home, causing Saundra additional work. The thing that is most impressive to me about that added stress was that I had no idea it was happening. Saundra stayed cool and collected, and handled each situation on her own, which allowed my husband and me to enjoy ourselves, spend time with our guests, and focus on eachother. Leading up to the wedding, I told my fiancé multiple times that hiring Saundra was the best wedding decision I could have made. After all is said and done, I’m certain our day wouldn’t have been the same without her. She worked hard, and all we had to do was have fun! All the details were in place, and I had no worry because I knew she was taking care of everything. Thank you again, Saundra, for being so supportive and helping to create a beautiful day for my husband and me, and all of our guests!

Top Pro
Midnight G
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn M.
Verified review

I was just recently involved in a wedding where I was responsible for finding a reliable bartender. I was stressed, worried and nervous that I wouldn't find a proper fit...and then I came across Michael. I had a good vibe from the get-go and I was so incredibly pleased with his knock-out performance!!! Michael is amazing, I sincerely cannot say enough nice things about him. Prompt, efficient, humorous, diligent and kind are all easy attributes to describe Michael, but this man goes above and beyond. Michael has an incredible work ethic, he aided in set up/tear down and EVERYTHING in between. He is courteous even if others are not, and I found him to be extremely professional. He has a great way about him and really relates to all kinds of folks which is so wonderful. Michael truly delivered 100% and he made the night memorable. This guy is a work horse, and his goal is to make things run smoothly. If you need someone who is a true professional, here is your man! I would hire him for any and every single upcoming event, you will not be disappointed!!

Event Coordinator
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
Verified review

If I could give Tiffany 10 stars, I would! She is reliable, efficient and does a great job keeping everyone (wedding party, bride and groom, family) on track. She was one of the best decisions I made while planning the wedding! Thank you Tiffany!!

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

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!!!

Top Pro
Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danica H.
Verified review

My husband and I were just married and Matt planned our wedding reception. He did a fantastic job - the event was perfect! Matt was knowledgeable and really easy to work with. His recommendations were spot on. My husband and I took forever with some decisions and Matt was good about following up with us as well as taking last minute requests. Definitely highly recommend!

  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kendall M.
Verified review

Actually I didn't meet the LadyMarry coordinator and florist, until the rehearsal day, because I was planning my wedding remotely in New York. They are very responsive and patient to my endless questions, and did a great job about organizing the rehearsal and communicating with the other vendors. I always saw Melissa and Donna running around. Hiring you was the best decision I made for my wedding. Thank you!

In This Moment
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine R.
Verified review

We were fortunate to have Kristine and her team help us start to finish with our wedding. Their attention to detail and creative ideas by far take the cake! Would recommend to anyone looking for help with all facets of wedding planning.

Divinity Events
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Noel C.
Verified review

Midsummer Night’s Project: I found Raquel on very short notice, 2 days before our party. My other team member was sick during the week & wasn’t sure she was going to make it to the party. Raquel is professional, punctual, sharp, personable, reliable and creative. I’ll tell you why… The Task: String artificial floral vines to sets of balloons in 2 hours or less. The day of the party there was a major detour to the venue. The street to get to the venue was blocked! The police officers guarding the blocks let me through after I explained to them I’ve got a party right where it’s being blocked & I’ve got all sorts of decorations. They let people through as long as you’ve got an event :). With that major detour Raquel still managed to be on time. She parked her car parallel to the blocked street (so smart!). When she got to the venue she gave me a warm smile. She knew I was a bit stressed with the whole detour issue. I explained to her in less than 5 minutes of my vision & she did a great job. Raquel is a great listener & a quick study. My other team member showed up and I had Raquel take the lead. She explained to her and eventually the event planner who came to help as well what to do. She has great communication skills. There were other things happening at the party that she was privy which I was clueless to & Raquel “translated” party lingo to me which helped me make quick & sounds decisions. I’ve only met Raquel that one time & I knew by her demeanor & work ethic that I can rely on her that I’m in good hands. My stress level really diminished…yay! Raquel didn’t do just the job given her, she went above & beyond. She was very creative & proactive. Without being asked, Raquel thought of a way to make the cake table look spectacular! Raquel is sensitive to my wants that she communicated with me her plan first. Raquel strategically placed floating floral vines at the back of the cake table. I believe Raquel has photos. I was so busy with everything else I didn’t find the time to take décor photos. The result was just beautiful! I think after reading this you’ll find that I cannot say enough good things about Raquel. I won’t be surprised the next time I ask her to rescue me that she’ll be booked. Raquel…thank you for everything! You made it such a magical day for us :). 

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

Loved working with Sassy Diva! The floral design on my wedding day definitely exceeded all of my exceptions. Can't thank you enough, Beth!

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
Verified review

Robyn made my bridal shower a total surprise! I was not expecting it at all. It was based on me, as the theme was what I love best, horses. I could tell she had spent so much time researching to find decorations and party favors that would make my bridal shower so special. She also helped plan my backyard wedding. I'm not a very good party planner myself so had no idea where to start. When I hired her, she stepped right in and took the control I was looking for. I could relax and have a great time at my wedding knowing every little detail was being watched and taken care of by Robin.

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Macha S.
Verified review

They are professional cater. Nice and kind to dealing with. I would recommend to anyone who plan to have an event, party, and for any occasion. They provide the reasonable price compare to others.

Top Pro
Birminkeley
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria P.
Verified review

Heidi and Ashton were the perfect day-of wedding coordinators. When we arrived at the site on our wedding day, everything was beautifully set up as if by magic. Gracefully and unobtrusively, they made everything happen. They arranged flowers, set up the wedding altar, wrangled vendors, and guided guests through the day’s various phases (ceremony, reception, toasts). They even served us cake and champagne. Our guests remarked on how “effortless” the wedding seemed; this is largely due to Birminkeley’s hard work! Birminkeley also helped plan our wedding. They visited the venue with us and talked us through everything from where to seat the guests to how many tablecloths to order. Later, they helped us search for wedding vendors. Despite our tight timeline (~2 months), they found us a wonderful photographer, rental company, and makeup artist. They were persistent and tenacious in making sure the vendors would adhere to our venue’s strict requirements. In addition to being very capable, flexible, and affordable, Heidi and Ashton are very pleasant to work with. Their calmness and perseverance helped us get through a very stressful time!

Events By Rubal
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alina R.
Verified review

They say a wedding is only as good as the people who plan it. We absolutely LOVED working with Rubal at Events by Rubal!!!! We have the Rubal to thank for the most beautiful, seamless and perfect day in our lives! From the moment we hired Rubal, we felt not one ounce of stress or worry for our wedding day. Who knew wedding planning could be so fun? Rubal is the sweetest, most creative, talented and organized person and it genuinely shows through her amazing events. She was there every single step of the way from the concept and design of the wedding, helping us find amazing vendors, organizing and facilitating all vendor meetings, and providing us with professional guidance in a non-obtrusive and tasteful way. With my husband and I both working full time jobs, she made planning SO easy and stress free. Our wedding was absolutely stunning and flawlessly executed and it we owe it all to Rubal's dedication to ensure that we had and ENJOYED the wedding of our dreams. We received overwhelming compliments on not only the design details, but how smooth, elegant and effortless the wedding day was. It was the best decision we could have ever made to hire Rubal to plan our wedding and feel so lucky to have worked her. Rubal we love you! - A+M

Jaimee Leigh Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
Verified review

Our experience with Weddings by Jaimee was exceptional. Jaimee’s services are truly “Turn Key”. She was a very warm and professional Officiant, Wedding Planner and Floral Designer. Her knowledge of Aloha, flowers and design allowed us to customize our dream of creating our Hawaii Theme of “Ohana”! You feel her excitement for making your day the most important thing in the world. I did not hesitate to recommend her to our hotel Catering Director as an Officiant and Floral Designer. Reach out to Weddings by Jaimee to make your wedding day one to remember.

My Simplified Life
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha H.
Verified review

I am the crazy bride who wanted to plan a wedding in TWO weeks!!! Michelle was the one that said, "TWO weeks?? Let's do it!!" Seriously, I don't know what I have done to deserve her!!! At times I was doubting myself, Michelle was able to calm me down. She did everything from contacting vendors to setting up the table centerpieces and other decors and oh my god, did I mention she made that beautiful flower backdrop for my sweetheart table? All of my guests complimented on how beautiful it looked. She also let me borrow another backdrop stand so we would hang frames and string lights - it looked SO pretty and magical, especially at night. I had the most amazing intimate wedding, the one I've always dreamed of, pinterest worthy, and I could not have done it with Michelle! Michelle was wonderful to work with, she was professional, and RESOURCEFUL (holy bananas those costco flowers turned out AMAZING and were cost effective - I used them to make fresh flower crowns for the guests, decorated the entire wedding ceremony and reception AND I still had more to spare!! For $99!!) - Michelle really tried to work with my budget and I really, really appreciated that! :) THANK YOU MICHELLE!!! -Happy Bride

Nomad Nixon
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria N.
Verified review

Kendra was great at coordinating lots of moving parts with multiple vendors throughout the month leading up to our wedding. On the day before, she helped us with ceremony timing during rehearsal, then went to the otherside of SF during rush hour to setup decor at the reception venue. On the day of, she put signage around our Golden Gate Park site to make it private (we had a permit), oversaw ceremony rental chairs setup and clean up, string quartet setup, and a surprise ice cream taco cart during our reception. We spent the entire day having fun while Kendra took care of whatever issues might've come up. By the end of the night we were plastered and shoved into an uber by friends. Kendra took home our decor and cake then dropped it off at our place a few days later.

Exquisite Weddings & Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renai L.
Verified review

This review is long overdue (wedding was 10.20.17), but I wanted to make sure I shared my experience with Exquisite Weddings & Events! I had decided to plan everything myself to save money (bad idea). About 6 weeks before the wedding I was so stressed out, up to my throat in "things to do." It dawned on me that the only way I could maintain a healthy level of sanity was if I hired a day of coordinator since I had done mostly everything else up to that point. I wasn't able to meet Jill in person until the wedding because I live in San Diego (wedding was in Yosemite). She was very friendly and professional for our consultation call - I immediately felt like I was comfortable working with her long distance and hired her the next day. Let me just say, Jill went above and beyond BEFORE the "day of" that I hired her for. Although I had done a lot (so I thought), there was still so much more to do... thank goodness Jill was there to help me! She tied up loose ends with a couple of the vendors that I had been having a hard time communicating with. She stayed on top of keeping in contact with all my vendors regarding any changes, confirming details, etc. She was even so kind as to loan me a few decorations that I couldn't figure out at the last minute. As soon as Jill got to the cabin on the wedding day, she immediately got to work setting up last minute decorations. I didn't see her again until the ceremony and she did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly. After the ceremony, she went straight to the reception and met all the vendors there to help get everything set up. When the wedding party arrived, it was clear everyone had been taken care of. Needless to say, the rest of the reception was a breeze! I would highly recommend Exquisite Weddings & Events. If I had to do it all over again, the only thing I would change would be to hire Jill as my full time coordinator rather than day of. For the price, it doesn't get any better! Thanks Jill!!

Event Cre8tive
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri H.
Verified review

Danny's floral arrangements are beautiful and thoughtful composites plucked out of fairy tale imagery. I was a bride who hired Danny for my wedding flowers. Originally, I just wanted fresh flowers, some roses, something simple and pretty. However, for the centerpieces, I requested a special set-up with Moroccan lanterns, rustic wood slabs, and flowers spilling out the lanterns flanked by oranges (a Chinese symbol for fortune). In addition, I noted that our wedding colors were pink, blue, cream and gold. Danny was extremely open, flexible, and considerate in listening to my and my husband's vision. In addition, there were a few last minute changes such as: number of reception tables, changing my bouquet to a cascade bouquet, and adding more corsages and boutonnieres to the order. Danny was always very patient and graciously said that he'll do everything he could to make my wedding a dream come true. On the day of my wedding, I walked into my bridal changing room and saw the most gorgeous bouquet I'd ever seen. Blush roses, blue orchis, delicate violet flowers, and eucalyptus coins tumbled majestically in a floral waterfall - wild and natural, yet together making a disciplined formation. Later, I walked down the aisle and saw my beloved standing in front of a gazebo that was swathed in white chiffon and vibrant florals, also Danny's work. An hour and a half later, when we entered the reception room, I was met with the magnificence of our sweetheart table. Being a practical person, I had just discussed with Danny that we'd have a simple sweetheart table with my bridal bouquet as a centerpiece. What met my eyes was a golden tablecloth filled with rosette swirls. Across it were crystal goblets, Moroccan lanterns juxtaposed with oranges and golden frames containing my husband's and my pictures and standing atop tomes and wooden slabs. In that moment, my simple self became suddenly enraptured by a desire for lovely things, and in my transformation, decided that I must preserve my bridal bouquet. Danny indeed works magic.

Maria Roque
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Juan C.
Verified review

I had a last minute party that came up. I reached out to Maria for help planning and putting the party together. She was very professional and provided multiple options for me to pick from. She stayed in contact with me every step of the process. The party was a hit. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Thanks Maria

Dream Events by Charles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan V.
Verified review

"I had the pleasure of working with Charles in an effort to put together a beautiful, elegant ceremony for my brother's wedding. Although I am not a wedding planner myself, I was looking for someone who I could consult for ideas and suggestions since they didn't have the budget for a professional wedding coordinator. I reached out to a number of different coordinators and explained my situation, and Charles was one of the few that was open and willing to work with me and offer professional advice. As the wedding day approached, I consulted Charles for ideas and explained what exactly the bride and groom were looking for and the budget they had. With that in mind, Charles was able to offer a number of great ideas and suggestions for their special day that were within budget and helped create an amazing, memorable day for the bride, groom, and all their guests. Although we were unable to have Charles there the day of the event, I am positive that it could have only been better had we been able to have him there with his professional eye. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs anything as simple as suggestions/professional advice or anything as big as a wedding planner to hand the reigns over to."

Stratford & Pearl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery L.
Verified review

Shannon was the day of coordinator for my wedding and it was great. We met before hand and laid out how the day would run as well as vendors that needed to be coordinated. The day was stress free. She is so detail oriented and doesn’t miss a detail. Stratford & Pearl is a must have for any event. :)

Q & A

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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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