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Santa Ana Wedding Planners

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Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg F.
Verified review

I'm an entrepreneur and my (now) wife is an elementary school teacher - safe to say we thought we could handle planning our wedding on our own - and for a while, we were successful. Then 3 months before the big day we realized how in over our heads we were. We scrambled to find a wedding coordinator on different websites and after talking with multiple agencies, we ended up going with 3 Little Birds. And it made all the difference. On many occasions my wife and I have said out loud "Wow. We would've been totally screwed were it not for Jessica, Dustin, and Carly." And we mean it. From scheduling ahead of time, to coordinating vendors and directing the entire day to perfection, their team's expertise and positive energy made our day the special memory that it became. Their pricing is incredibly fair, they overdeliver, and if you're like us and think you can save a few bucks by doing it all on your own - you could not be more wrong - especially if you have 120+ attend your day. Of all the expenses we incurred for our wedding, this one had the greatest return on investment. We will be recommending Jessica, Dustin & 3 Little Birds to all our friends getting married in the next few years. Nothing but love for the birds!

  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey B.
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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!

Special Event Genie
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
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My husband and I would like to thank Ricki for all of her incredible work planning our wedding three weeks ago. Every step of the way, she was there offering ideas, suggestions and advice to help make our wedding an exceptional and unique event. Ricki truly went the extra mile seeing to it that all the arrangements were completed in a timely fashion—acting as my “fairy godmother”. Ricki was a gem to work with, generous with her time, and graciously understanding of our religious customs. Our beautiful wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the creativity and organizational skills of our fully prepared “Special Event Genie,” Ricki Lewis. We couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so very much Ricki for wonderful memories that last a lifetime. – Sincerely, Jessica & Joshua Castaños

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4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Casey F.
Verified review

Amazing service and assistance! They provided several quotes, options, and ideas even. They were able to deliver and pick up the wine glasses, flutes, chairs, and linens. They were kind, on time, and personable. Great service. I would and have already recommended them to others. They seriously made my wedding day stress-free.

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.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
Verified review

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

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha P.
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Weddings are stupid and stressful but these guys were freaking amazing. They went so far above and beyond to make mine and Brians wedding day everything we dreamed of. No matter what I was thinking she was there. No matter when I texted or called she responded. Seriously the best choice ever.

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Dreams In Detail
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie R.
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Omg the wedding planner and decorator sent from the Gods!! A bit dramatic for me to say, i know, but Nicole saved me! I tried to plan my own wedding, even got my mom involved and that took a turn for the worse. Nicole met with us, spoiled us with cold champagne, we talked about every detail and it she hit the ground running. It was amazing to see her level of expertise and decisiveness. So happy she could plan and decorate my wedding so magnificently ! You are an angel and I recommend Nicole and her fun team to anyone who is looking for a planner or designer. Chic, professional, and responsive!

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Joelle Elias
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corrina P.
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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.

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LexiLou Special Events
5.0
from 13 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley W.
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Ronnette was extreemly professional, timely and fun to work with on my book launch. Her extra touches took the event from good to FAB! I would highly recommend her and hope to work with her again soon.

R&A Party Adornments
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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It was a pleasure working with Rubina. She definitely helped run my wedding day smoothly. :)

  • 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

EventsbyPC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
Verified review

Parveen is amazing and helped so much with all the last minute wedding things and the day of the wedding!

Above & Beyond Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 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.

A Priceless Moment Event
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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She was great to work with ! She truly made my wedding amazing !

A&D Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dusti O.
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A&D was so great! We hired her for a Thumbtack event for our LA pros. We didn't really have a vision for what we wanted, and were planning the event from another state. She went and walked through the space and made some great recommendations for what would look good. It looked so great! And she was really patient with us as we were planning this even somewhat last minute. Would totally hire her again! Thank you!

Bella B Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie W.
Verified review

Kelly of Bella B Events was FANTASTIC! She went above and beyond the call of duty for my daughter's wedding and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. She spent so much time with us pre-wedding to make sure all of your wishes were communicated to her and she handled herself as well as our wedding day in the most professional manner. I highly recommend Kelly & Bella B Events to do the same for you!

Maria Master Makeup Artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmin G.
Verified review

She responded quickly and was amazing with setting up. Trial the make up and hair was amazing and i just couldn’t be happier with my look for my best friends wedding

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

Marlene, from start to finish, was fantastic. We began working with her only a short while prior to our wedding and she was a saving grace. She ensured we got our timeline settled, made suggestions to help logistically, and then executed that timeline as best as could be expected (despite the groom needing to make changes the day before and the day of the wedding). I've heard only good things about how the event went, and I don't think it would have been as successful without Marlene's guidance and aide. Thank you Marlene. Reina & Richard

Fou de Joie Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Vania S.
Verified review

I hired Brittany and Betty, mother/daughter super team, for my garden wedding this past weekend. They were superb. I requested a lot of quotes and spoke with a lot of coordinators prior to choosing Fou de Joie; I choose them because from our very first conversation could sense they were very organized and meticulous with the details, a must for any successful event. They were extremely communicative throughout the process ensuring that all the small changes were recorded and planned for. They took so much stress off my hands and truly allowed me to enjoy the journey towards my wedding day. It was all so pleasant and as stress free as can be possible. On the day of the wedding, they arrived ahead of schedule, reviewed the timeline with all vendors and involved parties, and finally enabled a splendid reception and ceremony. It was a pleasure working with them!

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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