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Top Pro
Catering Services
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

We were looking for a "day of" coordinator for our wedding...so I started looking on Thumbtack for help. After reading reviews on Michael and his profile, we met up at a local coffee shop to talk about what our needs were and if he could do it. I had a great feeling about him right then...I even showed him our card table ideas and wedding favors, and he gave me better ideas of how to set them up (talk about "thinking outside the box!"). Up until the BIG day, he kept in touch, asked how things were going and if I needed any help....I so much appreciated these messages being the nervous bride! The day of, he was punctual, was able to get through a "check list" I made him regarding set up and timing...and, most importantly, he kept me calm! If any "hiccup" came up, he fixed it in an instant! I truly believe our wedding ran smoothly and on time, thanks to Michael! I would definitely hire him again for any party planning/coordinating needs...or even floral needs (he is a great florist, too!) Thank you so much, Michael! I don't know what I would have done without you!

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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 120 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
Verified review

Champagne run mid party? Check. Dishes magically cleaned and kitchen spotless at the end of the night? Check. Hors d'oeuvres refreshed and plated through the evening? Check. Andrew and Natalia flawlessly executed an intimate cocktail party for 30. They anticipated all of our needs (often before I even realized I needed something!). Hiring Fresh & Fizzy transformed our evening into an elevated and elegant event and allowed me to actually enjoy my own party. They are absolute pros and I would recommend their services without reservation. I very much look forward to hiring them again.

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Margie S.
Verified review

The party I had the privileged to attend was delightful. Well organized and amazing. It was a surprise party with around a hundred people and the guest of honor was completely surprised. Robyn added personal touches about the guest of honor and what she liked and her interests. This was done very cleverly and with humor. I would certainly use her for my next event.

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 :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Duston N.
Verified review

We hired Manya to do face painting, and do glitter tattoos at our twin daughters 3rd birthday party. Also, at the end of the party she dressed up as Olaf from frozen. My daughters had an amazing time, and their friends did as well. I would absolutely recommend Dazzling Streaks Party Entertainment to anyone that is looking for someone to provide any of the services she offers. Most of the children attending our party were 3-5 years old and Manya was very patient with each of them and just did a really great job. We were very impressed and hope to use her at other parties in the future.

Taneva Events
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kimya T.
Verified review

Velina is extremely talented in my experiences with her events. I've worked with her and been to other events she planned and been a part of. She's extremely professional, kind, and organized. He floral arrangements are stunning, her table arrangements are classy and elegant and she just has an amazing eye for detail. She's helped me with multiple parties I've planned including birthday and baby showers. I got so many compliments on how amazing both parties were and how all the details were perfect. To top it all off Her pricing is extremely reasonable. Whether it's a wedding, and event or a party Velina is all around amazing!!

Top Pro
Phiesty Food Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie G.
Verified review

Cheri doesn't just bring great food to the festivities, she puts her heart and soul in every bite. Professional, punctual, organized, creative, and incredibly joyful; it was an absolute pleasure to work with her at a recent party at my home. I highly recommend Phiesty Food for your next gathering! Thank you Cheri.🍻🍰🍗

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wibke W.
Verified review

We were very late, needing catering for a party of 60 people 10 days later. They were very professional and helpful. The food and service was great, the guests were very happy.

Events By Rubal
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jigar A.
Verified review

I contacted Rubal for emergency help planning a birthday party for my 3-year-old nephew and she exceeded expectations and then some. She really listened to what we wanted - she brings an amazing balance of creativity and flawless execution to the event planning process. There wasn't a detail that was overlooked - and she clearly cared about personalizing the party for us and for my nephew. She was also an absolute pleasure to work with - a great eye for design, and a fantastic sense of humor and patience. Highly recommend.

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

Working with Olivia's Oasis Events was a wonderful experience. Valerie was able to take our vision for our wedding and execute it flawlessly. Our wedding day was the best and we have Valerie to thank for shouldering our burden of putting together our day. Thanks!!!

Mikie's Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle H.
Verified review

Barbara kept my party idea alive when I kept waffling on whether I wanted to do it. On the day of she took care of everything, including getting to the event ridiculously early to secure a great spot, and created a beautiful space on the beach to celebrate my birthday. I was so glad I didn't give up on the idea in the end. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted! Everyone had a good time and the cost was very reasonable give all the support she provided. Highly recommend!

MagNum Events
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Minakshi S.
Verified review

I do not have enough words to describe how well the party went. Mitalee was just awesome. The decorations were very classy. Mitalee is a thorough professional and always smiling. My baby shower party went very smoothly. I will hire her again in a jiffy.

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire 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.

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

Five stars hardly suffice in rating the work of Rebecca and Anna Marie. My party was all that I had hoped for and more! During the pre-party planning they were attentive and sensitive to our vision for the day. In preparing for the party, their excellent attention to detail, ability to handle each nuance, and creativity in putting all the pieces together was exemplary. During the party they translated our vision by orchestrating each detail and transition flawlessly. All this was done with hardly anyone realizing that they were there. We explored several venues like restaurants and banquet halls before deciding to hold the party in my home. Getting ready involved moving furniture and transforming a house into a party place. We are so pleased for having made that decision because we were able to celebrate in an environment that represents us and that we know best. If I were to pick the qualities that best describe Rebecca and Anna Marie these would be professionalism, sensitivity, creativity and love for their work. Their positiveness and enthusiasm carried the day. Rebecca and Anna Marie know how to take an idea and from that create a celebration. I highly recommend using a party planner for your next celebration and AR Weddings N Events is the company that knows how to make celebrations happen.

Sunshine Event Planner
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbi H.
Verified review

Danny is one of the most creative persons I have met. His ideas are always fresh, new, as he contemplates the possibilities for any occasion. You can almost see his brain in action as he lights up with ideas and suggestions. Delightful surprises appear in the results of his presentations. If a problem develops on the event day, he confidently and quickly figures out a solution and puts it to work. He has his clients interests at heart and is friendly and reliable in all that he does. It is obvious, he loves his work! Bobbi Hennessey

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