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Plush Artistry LLC California
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni C.
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Highly recommended! These girls were amazing! The hair styling and makeup was on point and exactly what I wanted, not to mention these girls had to do my party of 11 for my wedding. They accomplished it no problem! Will definitely hire again!

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DJ T-Roc
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank L.
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As most know or will find out picking a dj is one of the most nerve racking choices you can make for a wedding. Well we found Dj-Troc for our wedding and let me tell you we made the right choice. He was recommended from a close friend whom has done events with him before and he did not disappoint. From first meeting with him a few months before to the day of the wedding he was professional, knowledgeable, and organized. He even helped give us a timeline to refer to and worked well with our coordinator to make sure our day went smooth. He listened to all of our requests for music and gave us ample suggestions to choose from. He also setup up lighting for us around the venue which just made the venue pop! He is vocal enough for all the announcements and getting people to dance, but definitely stays in the background and makes sure his music does the talking for him. I get nothing but compliments on him from the cocktail hour to the dancing.. I literally just was told he was amazing while writing this review. Everyone loved him and I personally would highly recommend him for any type of event.. I can't thank DJTroc enough for helping in our amazing day!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie W.
Verified review

This was our first time working with a professional photographer. Danielle was amazing from the very beginning. She offered creative ideas and took the time to lay every detail out for us. Our engagement shoot turned out amazing. Her turn around time is great. She doesn't make you wait forever. We are looking forward to getting our wedding photos back soon!

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Out of the Box weddings
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Micheline S.
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Mr. Hart was the perfect officiant for my grandaughters wedding. His open mindedness and experiences with all walks of life, made it easy to connect with him..creating a ceremony that fit the bride and groom perfectly.

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ITM Entertainment
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly P.
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I would highly recommend James to anyone looking for a DJ He made my wedding fun and all of our audio needs for the ceremony and reception was absolutely taken care of in a quick and professional manner He anticipated our needs and made suggestions for timing, flow of music , and so much more!!

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J-Mann Music
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy Y.
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We had Jason from J-Mann Music play at our wedding. He was extremely professional, courteous, and responsive in all of his interactions with us. He was also timely the day of our wedding and played a good variety of music as well as the requested pieces we had asked for. We had no concerns as he transitioned from the wedding site to the reception area. Overall our experience with Jason was very positive. We would highly recommend him for your event. James and Tammy

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryll V.
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Jessica was awesome to work with. Her creative style lends itself beautifully for outdoor photo shoots using nature as an incredible backdrop. Thank you Jessica for all the lovely photo's of our 25th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony. It was a pleasure working with you and your husband Bobby.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilda T.
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Elena did an amazing job for my really simple courthouse wedding. She made it look so beautiful! Not only did she show professionalism but she had so much patience during the waiting process which we appreciated so much. She gave us direction on how to pose and went above and beyond to get the perfect shot! All of my photos looked great even before editing and then the finished product came out beautifully. I highly recommend Elena she’s super talented and a great people person. She will make your special occasion memorable :)

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal D.
Verified review

Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha W.
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As a bride on budget wedding photography can be extremely overwhelming. We are a simple couple who was interested in natural light photography to capture our special day. Our theme was modern vintage with beachy vibes and Olga nailed it from the very beginning. from the first glance of her website we could tell that she was more than capable of shooting the natural romantic look we were looking for. She was willing to work within our budget and came very well prepared to our first (and only) meeting. Her package included a complimentary engagement shoot, which was wonderful because we didn't have a chance to get one done. We wanted to include our energetic pup in the photo shoot as well, since pets were not allowed oat our wedding venue. She was totally open to the idea and did an AMAZING job capturing our little love. She arrived on time and ready to rock! It was a sunset shoot so she was focused on getting us in position for the perfect angles and had no problem kindly asking folks to to step aside so we can have the proper backdrops. It took her little under an hour to get all the shots we requested and they turned out absolutely adorable. We felt so comfortable and in very good hands for the big day. On the day of, she arrived to our hotel early and had already begun taking pics. She worked seamlessly with our videographer and maneuvered through our busy bridal with ease to get all the necessary getting ready shots. The Groom's suite was downstairs from ours so it was a breeze for her to get his pre-ceremony shots as well. With such a large wedding party (23 in total!) Olga did a great job identifying and highlighting all the VIPs such as the MOH, BM, grandparents and parents, while documenting all the personality of our big bunch. She even kindly offered to escort me and a few of bridesmaids to the venue. Let's just say it was the most memorable ride of life! Olga is a true professional and will do anything in her power to make sure her clients are taken care of and this was no exception. The wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing! My only wish there with two of her, to capture twice the memories. Oh, it was also extremely windy for a summer day. She did a fantastic job of using the elements to her advantage and creating some truly romantic shots. We did go an hour over schedule and Olga had no problem staying later to make sure she covered all the main events of the night. She even sent us a few pics to cherish while on our honeymoon. I can't thank her enough for working with us and recommend her 100%.

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Had an amazing experience with Aiya Photography for my wedding. I would highly recommend them!! I was very pleased best photographer around!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave C.
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Laura Carrasco did an absolutely amazing job photographing our daughter's wedding. She captured countless moments of raw emotion with beauty and elegance. She delivered more than expected down to the last detail. We highly recommend her.

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey N.
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Chasing Light did an amazing job capturing our BIG DAY! We are so in love with our wedding video and both hubby and I agree it was worth every penny! I highly recommend for your wedding or any other special occasion!

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Wedding Chaplain Dawn
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
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I hired chaplain Dawn for my wedding ceremony. She was great. She's super nice and friendly. She responds quickly. My husband and I are stationed across the country from each other and she was great at working with us , while we are long distance. The day of the ceremony, she was very punctual, arriving even sooner. I was late and she didn't mind, at all. I was pleased with the ceremony she wrote and she remembered things from months ago. Aldo, her price is very affordable, most people charge a lot more when I was researching. So you get great service, a nice person, and a great ceremony for an affordable price. Also, her husband is very nice too and if I didn't have a witness would be the witness for me. I, highly, reccommend her.

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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iriana R.
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For my wedding I hired Phoebe for my make up and hair. She is very professional, she has good ideas. She arrived on time. She did a great job on my make up. I asked for make up that would make my eyes to look bigger and she did a great job. And for my hair I received a lot of compliments.

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie R.
Verified review

Jake and Christina made our wedding day one to remember forever! They worked with us to customize a package that had everything we were looking for and more. Their attention to detail and overall quality of work is outstanding. Our photos and wedding video were beautiful and we love the experience we had working with Gleimlight. We cannot thank them enough for all their time and amazing work! 10 out of 10, will be recommending to everyone we know.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey M.
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My flowers were beautiful and she was amazing to work with! Went above and beyond what we had asked for. All I had asked for her to do make and drop off the sweetheart cascade, bouquets, corsages, and boutonnières, but she stayed at my venue and helped make sure other things were set up and how I wanted (we had wedding day rain that caused some confusion, plus mix ups by other vendors). I highly recommend! Plus she is so wonderfully kind and shows genuine care and excitement.

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FB/IG: FreshFaceEra 💄💋
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen D.
Verified review

I have used Thuy several times over the years - engagement photos, my wedding, family photos, special events, and just for fun! She is SUPER talented and always makes me feel so beautiful. She’s also super friendly, timely, and always professional. Keep this girl on speed dial!

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Angeline's Floral Design
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex C.
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I had a very specific vision for my wedding decor and Angeline executed it beyond my wildest dreams. The theme of our wedding was Havana Nights, an edgy, fun, but still stunning flair. Angeline took so much time to pick out foliage and flowers to match my vision for the arrangements. Every single, tiny detail had so much creativity. She incorporated floor vases, which then were repurposed as tall centerpieces, and matched them with varying sizes of small arrangements. One of my favorite arrangements, other than my STUNNING bouquet, was the wine bottles filled with different flowers and foliage. Each arrangement was so articulately designed. Angeline we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding so incredibly beautiful!!! I am still absolutely OBSESSED with all your work!! Our wedding was a dream.

Flourish - Julia Satterlee
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey M.
Verified review

Julia made our wedding day a great experience, and she was really helpful in getting our ceremony planned out! She took the time to learn about the two of us and baked a lot of really wonderful things about us into the script. We had a couple of specific requests to appease my (now) mother in law's side of the family, and she was really respectful, thoughtful, and insightful about how to honor those beliefs in a way that felt really natural and meaningful. We could not be happier. Thanks again Julia!

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Best Friends Creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
Verified review

Adam made a gorgeous video that really captured the entire experience of our wedding. Now we can relive the wonderful moments that we lived through.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

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