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Santa Ana Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Ana.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

I found 3 Little Birds on Thumbtack and instantly fell in love with the way Jessica and Dustin communicated and worked with me and my fiancé! We hired them as day of wedding planners and got an initial meet &a greet, timeline meeting, wedding rehearsal and the day of. Here's what makes them 5 stars. Dustin is an absolute gem and has the creative view to help pull the wedding day together. He used bridesmaid bouquets as extra decor, reused ceremony flowers for the reception and helped with every detail including me asking him to move some things around when they didn't look exactly how I pictured them. He checked in throughout the night and was amazing! Jessica is everything you could ever want in a wedding planner and she is absolutely wonderful. Organized. Thorough. Great communication. But honestly the entire wedding day and night she kept asking me and my husband if needed anything. She bustled my dress for me, brought us appetizers and drinks and honestly made me feel like a princess. I had no worries the entire night! I highly recommend you have them stay to help clean up, it was a god send. Thank you Jessica and Dustin!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey B.
Verified review

Marie Stark was an absolute life saver at my wedding. To put things bluntly, I had a very difficult wedding party to work with and she was nothing but patient with them. Not only that, but she managed to turn my wedding dream into a reality. The entire process of working with Marie was incredibly calming which was refreshing considering how stressful wedding planning can be. I could not be happier with Marie as my wedding coordinator. She managed everything that I couldn’t on my wedding day and I am truly grateful for all of her efforts. I highly recommend her!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Joanne and her team were amazing to work with. They're a newer company and ready to go above and beyond to make your day happen. She was responsive and thorough, which made wedding planning less stressful and fun! She gave my husband and I a lot of options and were able to work with our budget without compromising the things we wanted. She connected me with a local florist and videographer. Their services exceeded my expectations and were great to work with as well. Joanne also arrived early on the day of my wedding to make sure the vendors were on track. It was a pleasure working with her team and I'd highly recommend their services.

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Joelle Elias
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corrina P.
Verified review

Joelle is the best day-of-wedding coordinator you could hire. She was very responsive in texts and emails. She was available to meet in person to go over details or pick up props. She helped create the wedding of my dreams and thanks to her, I didn’t have to worry about anything at my wedding. I am forever grateful for Joelle’s hard work and so glad she contacted me on Thumbtack.

Love Note Events
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Terri did an amazing job for a great price. I was very specific with what I wanted and she worked seamlessly with my wedding planner to achieve that. Day-of, I felt beautiful walking with my flowers and got compliments on them! Thanks, Terri!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
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Wedding was yesterday and have to say that hands down, Crystal was one of the biggest blessings of the day! she was so organized and on top of everything and everyone! We felt totally comfortable that she would fix any hiccups that would arise! Definitely, recommending to Crystal to anyone planning a wedding

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Haus 353
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karina V.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Haus 353 for our wedding October 5th, 2017. Since day one, they were so helpful and willing to make our visions come true. Our bouquets, centerpieces, cake flowers and everything else were more beautiful then I could have imagined. They were extremely prompt in responding and so easy to work with. I will definitley be recommending them to friends and family. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

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Dreams In Detail
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chase R.
Verified review

I was in search for a luxury wedding planner for a private estate for my wedding. I could never the perfect venue space without her help! The private estate that I am going to have my wedding is simply beautiful! I called a lot of local planners and spoke to a few on thumbtack to find the right place, but she was the only one to care genuinely about my needs and concerns and delivered QUICKLY. Now she is my wedding planner. She is very professional and extremely good at follow-through. She has a solid experience and great connections in the industry. I will recommend her to anyone who is planning an event. I will write more about her after my honeymoon! :)

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LexiLou Special Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Very professional and talented. Put together a beautiful and we'll designed wedding even on a fixed budget.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Annemarie was a phenomenal wedding planner and we could not be happier with the job she did. She was extremely organized, coordinated with all the vendors, and thought of all the details. She had great communication with us and also did a ton of stuff in the background to make sure the day went smoothly. We are so grateful that Annemarie was our wedding planner and highly recommend her!!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridget W.
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Jennifer was amazing!!! We hired her as our day of coordinator for our wedding last month. The final month she worked with me to make sure I had all the details together, trouble shot problems, dealt with my vendors, and really got a full understanding of how I wanted my day to go. I could not have been happier with my choice to hire her. Bumps happen in planning and day of that you can’t control and I was so thankful to have her there for whatever I needed or couldn’t possibly do myself. She was punctual, amazing communicator, hard worker, and just plain bad add. I’m so grateful for her part in our best day!

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Visionary Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica C.
Verified review

Visionary Events was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Bri followed my Pinterest page and quickly learned what I like. She worked with my personality, took over the things I simply couldn't do and make sure everything ran smoothly that day so I could just enjoy it all. A joy to work with!

EventSpell
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Zabrina N.
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Eventspell did awesome job coordinating my very very detailed wedding!! We had lots of surprises and set up for the event and EventSpell took care of the coordination. They spent extra time making sure all was well and the event was set up and all the way down to the clean up. The day would have been a lot more stressful, but Eventspell made sure all went well on our special day. My guest said it was the most beautiful, best wedding they have been to. I wouldn't have been able to make it all happen without EventSpell!! Thank you for caring as if it was your own event!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynette V.
Verified review

My name is Lynette Vanderhorst President of "Single Mothers with Cancer ". Ms. Griffin has been my event planner for the past 2 years. She first came aboard to plan my Introduction Dinner party. She did an amazing job. She has a special way of capturing your moment with a elegant edge. Every event she planned for me I was impressed. Ms.Griffin is an great asset to my company. I can leave everything up to her and she makes every experience unforgettable.

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
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Karen is amazing! Words can't adequately express my appreciation of this wonderful lady. She did so much to make our event a success and to relieve the stress related to hosting a wedding. We hired Karen to be our "coordinator for the day" for our daughter's wedding. Even though the wedding was small (about 60 guests) and in our home, we wanted someone to help so that WE could be guests ourselves and enjoy the wedding. I did quite a bit of research before choosing and I'm so glad that we chose Karen. She has an infectious smile that puts you at ease immediately. She is also extremely professional and knowledgeable. She asked a lot of questions so that she would have a better idea of what we were envisioning. She had great practical ideas that helped with the flow of the event. We felt like we were in really good hands. When Karen arrived on the day of the wedding, she absolutely blew me away! I gave her a quick tour of everything that was happening and she just took it from there. It was like she was family and had been there a million times. She stayed two steps ahead all night and really made the evening stress free. She has a very unique quality in that she can take charge and provide direction in the nicest most nonabrasive way. When she lets guests know that it's time to move out to the patio for cocktails, or that we're ready for a toast, grand entrance, cake cutting etc. everyone listens and no one feels like they are being "bossed around". When guests left, she did so much to help wrap things up that I actually had to tell her to stop. She's so thoughtful. She pays attention to the smallest details and she really listens. I know Karen has done hundreds of events from large and elaborate to small and intimate. No matter what kind of event your planning, Karen will make it better and she will make your life easier! Thank you Karen for allowing us to relax and truly enjoy Maegan and Danny's wedding! Warm regards, Shelly and Bob

R&A Party Adornments
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Where to begin! Ruby was a savior during my wedding events and was able to offload so much of my stress and attend to all last minute details I was unable to do myself due to time constraints. I was able to trust and rely on her 100% and she did not let me down she knew exactly what I wanted and needed. Ruby made detailed timelines and checklists for all my events. She helped me plan and execute my wedding ceremony and it was perfect. She was able to offer me affordable vendors for photography, wedding dessert table that had a beautiful fruit and fondu, icecream popsicles/kulfi with customized labels passed out during our wedding that my guest raved about how delicious they were till today, decor for my wedding ceremony, and she was able to offer me multiple options for makeup and hair vendors for my wedding party. Overall ruby was amazing her attention to detail and her genuine kindness and sincerity was what made her so great at what she does. She went above and beyond for me and my events. She was my go to person for all my questions and was able to keep me calm and organized winding down to the events. I definitely recommend to booking her asap for all of your upcoming events. She does it all!

Above & Beyond Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor V.
Verified review

Selina made our wedding everything we dreamed of and then some. It was ABOVE our expectations and totally BEYOND perfect~! From start to finish she made planning my wedding a breeze (I run a company, so I didn't have much time to plan my own). Thank you Selina for such a special day.

Bella B Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Grace C.
Verified review

We liked Kelly so much for our wedding, we hired her for all of our other events too! She handled the whole weekend, 3 different events, with calm professionalism, style, poise, and good humor. By the end she felt like one of the family, and our guests hugged her goodbye. We will be recommending her to everyone for any event and we will definitely be engaging her again!

I Do Wedding and Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Janosch P.
Verified review

Marlene was super reliable on the wedding day and offered a lot of advice over email, phone as well as in personal meetings before the big day. She always made sure we had everything covered and had many handy pieces of advice for us. We can highly recommend her services.

Glamorous Events and Decor.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
Verified review

Laura was great to work with! At first I wasn't sure that I was going to add a day-of wedding coordinator to my budget but after my first phone call with Laura, I knew it was essential. She's an expert about event set-up, timelines and catering so I immediately felt at ease and knew that if I hired her I could relax and enjoy my wedding day instead of worrying about the details. Laura and her assistant Jody were essential at our wedding - they gracefully handled everything behind the scenes and made sure it was a perfect day for my husband and I and our guests. My friends and family commented on how great Laura was at pushing everything along throughout the day, and troubleshooting when necessary. Laura's day-of coordination service might just be the most important service that I purchase for my wedding day!

Avelas Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Maria P.
Verified review

Avelas Events styled and coordinated my Mexican themed wedding. The did a great job in adding so much detail that made it much more memorable for me! I also felt like my husband and I were guests at our own wedding. We didnt have to worry about anything but making sure to have fun! Alba made sure to pack up a plate of food for after the party since we didn't get to eat much during the dinner. And her styling was impeccable!

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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