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Top Pro
I Do x Two
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jen I.
Verified review

Reverend Saundra was the BEST! She was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very personable and easy to talk to. She made us feel comfortable and put us at ease. Planning a wedding is not an easy task but Rev mad it fun and made sure everything was covered! When my husband I and met her for the first time we instantly knew that she was the one that we wanted to marry us. She has a kind heart and positive spirit. She made sure that we did not forget anything on our BIG DAY! She called and texted to remind me of things that I would have otherwise forgotten. My husband and I and ourfamily and friends HIGHLY recommend Reverend Saundra of I Do x 2 if you are looking for a fun, beautiful, awesome person to share in your Special Day! Reverend Saundra and her son made our day and Memorable one and we could not have asked for anything more! Thank you again Reverend Saundra. You're the BEST!

Top Pro
Event Coordinator
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lei L.
Verified review

Before I give my glowing review of Tiffany, I have to preface the review with a few words so you know that I was in your shoes. Wedding planning sucks and having to stick to a limited budget doesn't it make it easier. As a bride, sometimes you have to cut corners in order to afford simple things (or let's be honest more desired things) for your wedding. Hiring a full service wedding planner, was one of those things that I really wanted, but I knew it would take a huge chunk out of my wedding budget. My wedding was in San Francisco, so it’s not the cheapest city to have your wedding. But after receiving price quotes from full service wedding planners, their prices depressed me (adding unnecessary stress to my wedding budget woes) and when I looked at their packages, I just didn't feel like it was right for me or my budget. I had to take a step back, breathe, and take ownership of wedding planning and face reality. I knew what I’d need to do, to stay on budget. I had big decisions to make as a bride, but I knew I could save a ton, if I planned my own wedding. So I thought “hey I plan many events for my friends, family, and clients all the time, we’ve got about 85-100 guests to invite, why not plan my own wedding, and hire a day of coordinator to save money?" I did just that and when I was in the process of looking for a day of coordinator, my next thought was, "shoot if I hire a day of coordinator, will I overlook something and regret not hiring a full service wedding planner?". With caution, I started to ask for quotes for day of coordinators and realized right away what I needed to do. I put a request up on Thumbtack and the email quotes came rolling in. I was astonished. But I was in a conundrum - every price was competitive, so how does one choose a vendor over the other. All of them had amazing reviews (which put my initial concerns more at ease). I spent a few days emailing back different vendors, asking them questions, reading their reviews, even looking them up on Linkedin! I did some my research and eventually decided on Tiffany Won. Choosing her as the day of coordinator was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. 3 pieces of advice if you DIY: First off ladies, have more confidence in your planning abilities and use the resources the internet provides you (there are a ton of wedding checklists and schedules online to help you plan your own wedding, and for inspiration for décor or what not, pinterest was key for me). It might be intimating at first, and the time involved in planning your wedding might feel like an absolute time suck, but trust in yourself and plan your day. No one has a better vision of what you want for your wedding, more than you. Secondly, trust in a day of coordinator like Tiffany to execute on your vision. She's top notch and will be a valuable asset in your planning process. I hired her as my day of coordinator. I was a little anxious, but after I spoke with her on the phone and especially after I met her before my wedding for the 2 hour “pre-wedding meeting”, I could tell that she had plenty of experience in event planning and coordination. Not only does she have experience in wedding planning, but she has extensive experience planning corporate events and conferences, which as you know, could range from hundreds to thousands of attendees. My thought was, if this girl can plan corporate events that are large scale, she will definitely be able to coordinate my smaller scale event. She also asked the right questions before the wedding, which put my concerns at ease, since she is very sharp and it became clear to me, that event planning plays a very familiar story in her head, a story she knows word for word. Thirdly, stick to your budget. If you need to roll up them sleeves and plan your wedding, just do it. But call in some cavalry to take over on the day of your wedding day because you’ll need it. Make sure you go with a pro like Tiffany. I’m pretty detailed oriented. So is she. I thought I had every detail planned, all she has to do is follow the schedule. You know what, she was able to catch holes in my schedule and my planning. She worked with me to double check my wedding schedule and everything – the whole shebang…from pre-wedding day stuff like what time the florist will set up, when will the lighting company get to the venue, advice or a second opinion on wedding décor, suggestions for additional vendors….even ceremony logistics such as where people would stand, the flow of the event, gaps in the vendors schedules…and the wedding reception details like when the band would take their breaks so she can play an ipod or something so background music would play, helping with the mic transition from the emcee to other guest speakers, overseeing food service so there wasn't a huge gap between the appetizers and dinner, making sure I ate, making sure the groom and I did our table rounds to thank our guests for coming, making sure at the end of the evening someone could collect my wedding gifts, etc etc. Tiffany did a phenomenal job at overseeing every tiny detail the day of the wedding! My wedding went smoothly, the guests had a fantastic time, I now have memories that will last a lifetime, and this was all because I had help taking some wedding responsibilities off my shoulders, I'm so glad I hired Tiffany! Tiffany went over and beyond the call of duty and at a very fair price. Whether you hire her as a day of coordinator or hire her for full service wedding planning (or to plan any type of event), do yourself a favor and put her in your top consideration list. I would hire her again if I could. I will certainly be recommending her to my friends and family. And if you hire her, I’m sure you will eventually do the same. Kudos Tiffany for the excellent work! Written by a very happy bride :)

Top Pro
Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Clara R.
Verified review

Alisa was a godsend for our wedding. She met with us multiple times, and was excited about creating something fun and tailored to our event. She even picked up our rentals when the company couldn't deliver! Her food was excellent and got rave reviews from guests -- fresh, delicious, and creative. We had no electricity at our venue and she managed to pull together the most amazing slew of appetizers to create a fun and fresh lunch. Furthermore, our venue had to change with less than 24 hours notice (!) and she handled it with enthusiasm and grace.

Top Pro
COCO-CREATIONS
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Talia D.
Verified review

Elizabeth was absolutely amazing! We hired her two month before our wedding and are sooo glad we did. From the first day we met we knew she was a perfect fit for us. During our first meeting she asked us a whole list of questions, some of which we hadn't even thought of, just to get to get a feel for what we had done so far and what we would need help on, it was a really great first impression. Elizabeth was there with us when our venue tried to jack up the prices of everything a month before the wedding. She emailed a not so pleasant catering manager and made sure every single detail was taken care of, she even got them to throw in a complimentary hot chocolate at our beverage station. She brought so much wedding experience and it really helped guide and shape our wedding. She took care of the little details that someone who has never been married would surely miss. She set up all of our decor day of and was main contact person for any and all things. I got to sit back and enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids instead of running around making sure everything was perfect. Elizabeth had it handled and she decorated exactly as we discussed if not better! She threw in some touches I didn't even think of! When we were missing something or a decoration wasn't working she knew how to troubleshoot and make it work, which took an enormous amount of pressure on my husband and family. All of our guest had nothing but good this to say about Elizabeth. She was great about directing and moving people where they needed to go with a smile on her face. Never being impolite or pushy, but firm enough so people actually listened. At the end of the night we got to say our good byes and ride off into the sunset. While she coordinated with our family and bridal party and made sure everything was packed, cleaned, and out of the venue right on time. The day after the wedding she called and checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. Elizabeth went above and beyond with us and we are so glad we hired her. I would recommend her to anyone as a day of coordinator or full service wedding planner, she was an absolute dream!

AR Weddings N Events
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Katarina J.
Verified review

I highly recommend AR wedding planners! We debated whether we needed a day-of coordinator, but in the end, due to a couple logistical challenges we decided to go for it. In hindsight I can’t imagine doing it any other way. Rebecca was incredible. Not only did she give me peace of mind by tackling those logistical challenges head-on, she was also extremely proactive. I knew I was in excellent hands from the very beginning. She asked all the right questions and ensured we had all the necessary information at our fingertips at exactly the right moments. She is very professional and handled any issues that came up with ease. Finally, she’s fun! She ensured we enjoyed our day completely stress and hassle-free, all while blending in seamlessly with friends and family. Thank you, Rebecca for being a part of our special day. We are so grateful for your help and would happily recommend you to anyone!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Keahna C.
Verified review

We hired Famous Creations to cater our wedding and they did an amazing job. The food was not as good as I remembered the tasting, but it was cooked on a larger scale and was buffet style, so that is understandable. However, the best part about their services was the hired help. We hired a head server, Jill and two food servers. Jill was basically our wedding planner and did an amazing job making the wedding run smoothly.Also, our wedding cake, made by Famous Creations was to die for! Super moist, beautifully presented and was gone almost instantly. Overall, I highly recommend Famous Creations for their catering services, they made my wedding day run without any problems.

Top Pro
Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

I found Matt as a great and competitive bid on Thumbtack for my wedding personal flowers. I had made my own centerpieces and alter pieces. I sent Matt pictures of my inspiration bouquet and my own creations. I told him I was open minded as long as everything flowed nicely together. I was more than pleased! We got much larger flower arrangements than I had anticipated for the price. They looked amazingly similar to my inspiration pic and also blended well with the decor I had created. Matt was very responsive and easy going via email and didn't worry that one of my payments was a bit late. My wedding planner picked up the flowers, but she said there were no problems with this process either. Overall, flowers were not something I thought I cared too much about--however Matt not only made them fit within my budget, but also made them one of my favorite touches to our wedding. I cannot recommend Forsyth Designs enough. Wonderful to work with all around.

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Limelight Productions
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Drielle C.
Verified review

When we met Khadija we were half way through the wedding planning, and we knew what we wanted in our party but we still needed plenty of guidance...Khadija and James provided that and then some! We found Limelight Productions to be all we could have hoped for and more. Not only is their team very organized and knowledgeable but they helped us to think of things we never would have otherwise considered and they truly went above and beyond. We never had one e-mail, text or call not promptly responded to and at the right times they even gave us some needed pushes on planning and execution as our big day drew nearer. The week of the wedding arrived and Khadija and James (and Ayesha for the bouquet production) showed why they deserve nothing less than 5 stars on their reviews. They were fantastic and very professional, and our party was amazing because they were an amazing team handling things for and with us. Our thank you very much to them, and best recommendations. There is no way we could have had our wedding without them!

Top Pro
MKultra Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marcy & George G.
Verified review

From a parent’s perspective, the day your only daughter gets married is a day like no other! Looking back at Jessica and Mike’s wedding last year at Mission Santa Clara, we are filled with deep gratitude for the many amazing vendors that contributed to such a memorable day - and Mary Kay Mitchell of MKultra Events was at the top of our list! Contracting with Mary Kay to help us plan and organize the myriad of details and logistics was undeniably one of our smartest decisions! I'll never forget Mary Kay's reassuring words on the day we first met, several months before the wedding: "YOUR job is to celebrate, have fun, be with your daughter, your future son-in-law, your family...and experience fully the joy of each moment of the day! Forget about the the logistical details, the vendors, and 'To Do' tasks. That's MY job - Leave that to me!" Whew! A huge weight and concern was lifted from our shoulders! In the months before the wedding, Mary Kay collaborated and strategized with us on event planning/details such as reception table decor, flowers, maps, web content, directional signage, music, gift-baskets for our out-of-town guests, etc., etc. When 20+ relatives arrived from the East Coast the week before the wedding, we could "let go" and hand the remaining 'To Do' lists and details over to Mary Kay! After months and months of planning, the 'Big Day' goes by in a flash. As a parent, what do you want to remember? Certainly not logistics or unexpected surprises. No one has a crystal ball, and one never knows what unexpected issue or circumstance might "pop up" on the actual day of the wedding. With her years of hands-on experience, numerous vendor connections and expertise in wedding planning and large events, our hearts and minds were *immediately* put at ease. We knew Mary Kay could handle any situation that might come up. Mary Kay, your 'can-do' attitude, positive energy, creative solutions, time (and money!) saving suggestions, excellent planning and communication skills, infectious laugh and sense of humor... well, simply put, we truly cannot THANK YOU enough. We feel doubly blessed, as we now have a new friend in you! :-) You've made a HUGE difference in our lives - and ensured that a once-in-a-lifetime day filled with high and heartfelt emotions, nervous energy, joyful tears, prayers, celebration, dancing, laughter and love … would be a day like no other!

Events by Courtney Ann
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Megan M.
Verified review

I was the kind of bride that contemplated whether I needed a wedding planner or not and I can’t say enough how relieved I am to have hired Courtney! She exceeded our expectations during the planning stages by being responsive, offering suggestions, and just being there when we needed her. She was our month of coordinator but she assisted well in advance to make sure our timeline was perfect. I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without her! The wedding went as smoothly as possible and we have Courtney to thank. She worked with all vendors, made sure we stayed with the timeline as much as possible, and even helped decorate our welcome table, guestbook table, and centerpieces as a part of her duties. Courtney, you were such a pleasure to work with!

Olivia's Oasis Events
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Khia P.
Verified review

Olivia oasis was a life saver for my wedding...not only are the ladies extremely gifted but they did not allow me to stress out which is usually unheard of for a bride to be. The assisted me with appointments , arrangements etc. The decorations were beautiful and the program ran smoothly. If i were you, I would look no more because you have found a winner!

Events by Martha
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
Verified review

Martha is seriously the best! She made wedding planning not only easy but so much fun! Seriously so lucky to have found her on thumbtack! We were so blessed! I would say she's a wedding angel! Thank you Martha for making my day so amazing!

Brides on Hartz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

I could not have imagined a better wedding day and it was in large part due to all the hard work Marissa put in. I had a few items figured out and thought I would be able to plan the entire wedding on my own, thank goodness Marissa was recommended by a friend! I was unsure on the "theme" direction I wanted to go and Marissa was able to quickly determine my actual wants and make them come to life. She had great suggestions on vendors and handled the details with all of them. She also did all of my flower arrangements, including the bouquets and boutonnieres, which were beautiful. My rehearsal and wedding day were absolutely perfect. I didn't once think about any detail or item I may had forgotten because Marissa had everything so put together and organized that I never felt the need to worry. I would refer her to any one of my family members or closest friends at any time! If stress free wedding planning is what you are looking for, Marissa is your lady!

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Norane M.
Verified review

Christa handled everything I asked her to the day of my wedding. There were many complexities and moving parts because I had a reception and an after party. Christa handled both amazingly well. We met a few times before and spoke on the phone throughout my engagement. I was in great hands with Christa. She had many ideas and helped make my reception beautiful!

Julianne Brown
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

There are not enough descriptors available to adequately describe how wonderful Julianne is !! I decided I wanted to get married in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. and living on the West Coast, my excitement was tempered slightly by the fear of planning everything from a remote location. I decided I needed to find a planner familiar with the area, and am SO glad I chose Julianne !! From the moment our dialogue began, I felt in the safest of hands, and my fears took a back seat entirely. Her organizational skills are extraordinary, her response time to emails makes me question whether she even sleeps and her willingness to have lengthy conversations with me on the phone with little or no notice kept me calm at times where I felt on the verge of being overwhelmed. Julianne found the perfect locations for both my ceremony and reception, and was able to take my disjointed ideas about design and turn them into precisely the vision I had in mind for the wedding of my dreams. I couldn't have asked for more from Julianne, and if you're lucky enough to find her available for the date of your wedding, you should run and not walk to her !! BOOK HER WHILE YOU CAN !!

LJL Wedding and Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Angela J.
Verified review

I worked with Laura on 2 events in 2017- my wedding and hosting a baby shower. To say she is exceptional at event planning is an understatement! She can handle large scale projects with ease and organization. I never felt like I had to remember anything myself- she knew all the details! Additionally, she knew my budget and happily surprised me with many cost-effective options that looked beautiful. What I find Laura really flourishes on is her communication- she is quick, clear, direct and friendly. Her timely replies (via email, text and phone) both before the events and on the day of helped me feel confident in having her as my planner. I knew I was in the right hands after I showed her my event ideas and she helped make them come to life. She has wonderful suggestions that compliment what I had already come up with. I highly recommend Laura's services for your most special events- you will be thrilled with the outcome.

Lake James & Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dawn J.
Verified review

Thank you for all of your help and creativity in planning the best wedding ever. I couldn't have been more happy with what you helped me achieve. Everything from beginning to end was perfect and you allowed me to have the most stress free day. It couldn't have been more smooth and successful! All of the design and decor was beautiful, and all of the food and menu planning you helped me create was a hit! My guests couldn't have been more satisfied especially with the signature drinks! Thank you for being super attentive, detail oriented and hands on! You went above and beyond and had it all together!

Idea Box Event Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

Mercy was the head of my wedding planner, EO event organizer. She was very thorough on creating the time line/ schedule, picking vendors, sorting what was doable and what's not, a cool, level headed demeanor. She brought in a lot of brilliant ideas that was still on my budget, very passionate about every little details, a visionaire who can visualize and bring dreams into reality!

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I work on a budget. I do DIY things for the events I do Day of wedding planning

All Things Simple

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  • New on Thumbtack
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We manage all of the details for your event, whether it is a wedding, corporate event, trade show, or festival. We partner with you to ensure your event is a success and all of your guests have had a memorable experience. Our goal is to manage every event with ease, style, and simplicity. At All Things Simple, we manage the details while you simply relax and enjoy your event before, during, and after.

Planned With Perfection

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  • New on Thumbtack
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Planned With Perfection was founded by sisters Alyssa Gale Jocson and Adrianne Belza. Planned With Perfection’s number one priority is customer service and client satisfaction. From the initial inquiry, to day of execution, all of our attention and focus is on you. Through extensive research and personal experiences, we have developed a professional rapport within the event planning industry. From upscale country clubs to private beaches, our diverse knowledge allows us to personalize everything to your unique taste and individual style. Our strong relationships with vendors enable us to exclusively personalize your event to fit within your specific needs and budget. Our enthusiasm for aesthetics and dedication to perfection inspire us to develop your ideas to create an event that surpasses your expectations. Our passion for quality and commitment to our clients allows us to create an enjoyable and engaging planning experience that is stress free, giving you the opportunity to be a guest at your own event.

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