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Santa Cruz Wedding Planners

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trish F.
Verified review

We had a wedding rehearsal dinner on a Friday and I connected and ordered on Tuesday of the same week. Professionals all the way and the food was outstanding! Thank you Evan and Gabby!

  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Kendall M.
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Actually I didn't meet the LadyMarry coordinator and florist, until the rehearsal day, because I was planning my wedding remotely in New York. They are very responsive and patient to my endless questions, and did a great job about organizing the rehearsal and communicating with the other vendors. I always saw Melissa and Donna running around. Hiring you was the best decision I made for my wedding. Thank you!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erika C.
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Everything was perfect,not only did the staff cater to everyones needs,they served the food quickly and decorated it on the plate beautifully, they really made my wedding of 160+people amazing,i kept getting compliments all night from guests telling me service was great!must have for an y event! Bar service,waiter service, great at listening to clients needs! A++++😊😊😊😊😊

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Taneva Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric L.
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We were extremely happy with Taneva Events. We wanted a simple but elegant wedding in Hawaii and Velina at Taneva Events provided that and more for us. She worked with us on everything from the smallest detail on the dinner napkins to working with vendors on logistical details, setup on the day of the wedding and ensuring our day was perfect. We did not have a clear idea of what we wanted to do for our wedding besides the fact that we wanted to keep it simple and take advantage of the natural beauty of the setting. Velina was really helpful from the start, brainstorming ideas with us, and making suggestions for the decor that we would have never thought of on our won. We did not want traditional flower centerpieces, and Velina was able to accommodate us by creating beautiful pineapple centerpieces, and tied them all together with the runner, candles, handmade napkins, and pedestals that she placed the pineapples on. Everybody complemented the decor and the bridal bouquet that she created from traditional Hawaiian flowers. We could not have had such a beautiful and smooth day without Velina's help. Planning for a wedding is always stressful, but Velina eased a lot of our stress and was always a pleasure to work with.

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine R.
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We were fortunate to have Kristine and her team help us start to finish with our wedding. Their attention to detail and creative ideas by far take the cake! Would recommend to anyone looking for help with all facets of wedding planning.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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Loved working with Sassy Diva! The floral design on my wedding day definitely exceeded all of my exceptions. Can't thank you enough, Beth!

A STARR Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine O.
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A Starr Event created the flower arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres for my daughters’ spring wedding. Anita responded quickly to my inquiry, worked with us to select the various elements we wanted, and provided a reasonable quote that fit our budget. Anita spent a lot of time reviewing our selections, discussing flower choices that fit our color scheme, and she proved very knowledgeable about what would be available (and affordable) for my daughter’s special day! We especially appreciated Anita’s commitment to using locally sourced flowers, her assistance delivering and setting up the arrangements, and special touches she included in the ceremony space on the day of the wedding. The flowers arrangements were beautiful, the bouquets were just what my daughter had in mind and we received many complements from the guests! Working with Anita from A Starr Event, was an extremely pleasant experience.

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
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Robyn made my bridal shower a total surprise! I was not expecting it at all. It was based on me, as the theme was what I love best, horses. I could tell she had spent so much time researching to find decorations and party favors that would make my bridal shower so special. She also helped plan my backyard wedding. I'm not a very good party planner myself so had no idea where to start. When I hired her, she stepped right in and took the control I was looking for. I could relax and have a great time at my wedding knowing every little detail was being watched and taken care of by Robin.

Events By Rubal
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alina R.
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They say a wedding is only as good as the people who plan it. We absolutely LOVED working with Rubal at Events by Rubal!!!! We have the Rubal to thank for the most beautiful, seamless and perfect day in our lives! From the moment we hired Rubal, we felt not one ounce of stress or worry for our wedding day. Who knew wedding planning could be so fun? Rubal is the sweetest, most creative, talented and organized person and it genuinely shows through her amazing events. She was there every single step of the way from the concept and design of the wedding, helping us find amazing vendors, organizing and facilitating all vendor meetings, and providing us with professional guidance in a non-obtrusive and tasteful way. With my husband and I both working full time jobs, she made planning SO easy and stress free. Our wedding was absolutely stunning and flawlessly executed and it we owe it all to Rubal's dedication to ensure that we had and ENJOYED the wedding of our dreams. We received overwhelming compliments on not only the design details, but how smooth, elegant and effortless the wedding day was. It was the best decision we could have ever made to hire Rubal to plan our wedding and feel so lucky to have worked her. Rubal we love you! - A+M

Events by Diana & Tammy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Eric L.
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My wife and I had thought we'd do our own wedding planning. We'd found our venue and vendors on our own; how hard could the finishing touches be? Especially for the small, simple event we envisioned? In hindsight, we'd accomplished only the easiest parts of the process, and without Diana and Tammy's help I don't know how we would have had the wonderful, stress-free event that we did. While we hired them as day-of-coordinators, they provided much more than day-of services, taking over vendor interactions months in advance of the actual event, actively helping to plan table layouts and other details, and in weekly video chats they provided organization and discipline that kept my wife and I on-task. There's so much work behind even a "simple" wedding that we hadn't even thought about, but Diana and Tammy guided us through it all. They were lifesavers; our wedding day was everything we'd hoped that it would be, and Diana and Tammy were absolutely critical to making it happen.

Littles 'n Lace Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sarah A.
Verified review

How do I begin to tell you all how thankful I am that Marie Luciano came into my life?! By the time I had met Marie, my husband and I had been engaged for over a year. I was new to CA and had no family or friends close by to help us plan a wedding. My husband was overwhelmed with work, school and spending as much time he could traveling back and forth to his parents who are ill. So I began my search for a wedding planner! That's when I met Marie. After my husband and I met with her, I immediately felt stress lift off of my shoulders! From day one she made me feel like she genuinely cared about helping plan my dream wedding. Marie quickly understood what I wanted and started her search for vendors and ideas. Through this process, my husband and I have had the most difficult bumps in the road and Marie was there by our side the whole time. Her husband Greg is just as amazing as she is. He quickly offered to get ordained for us after losing our officiant so close to the wedding. They are a blessing! Not only did I get extremely lucky finding such a wonderful wedding planner but gaining a friend for life!!! I truly believe God placed her in our lives! I look forward to seeing all her future weddings!!

Stratford & Pearl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery L.
Verified review

Shannon was the day of coordinator for my wedding and it was great. We met before hand and laid out how the day would run as well as vendors that needed to be coordinated. The day was stress free. She is so detail oriented and doesn’t miss a detail. Stratford & Pearl is a must have for any event. :)

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It will be a huge pleasure to be on your side and plan your wedding in France or in anywhere in Europe. For further information check out our website.

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Become a certified wedding planner! The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) celebrates 20 years of professional excellence. The organization is represented nationwide, as well as internationally. The ACPWC offers certification via home study course and/or multi-day, in-person intensives that educate and support parties interested in careers in wedding and event planning. The ACPWC offers what few organizations in the industry do -offer a complete post-certification business support through a membership network of established and active professionals! ACPWC is BBB-accredited.

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We specialize in wedding floral design and wedding day-of coordination. Our goal is to provide beautiful floral arrangements while keeping our prices competitive. Our coordination services are a must have to ensure no detail is left behind! Our customers rave about our work, friendly personalities and our attention to detail.

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Our event planning and management service includes the following: - Comprehensive or partial event planning - Vendor contract and management - Event planning and management - Catering management - Photography and management - Budget management - Entertainment and DJ flooring Our rental service includes the following: - Tenting - Lighting - Staging - Wedding decor rental - China - Tables and chairs Our site design service includes the following: - Site design and decor - Floral design and installation - Setup and teardown Our stationery design service includes the following: - Save the dates - Invitations - Websites - Menu cards - Programs - Guest book Our guest management service includes the following: - Guest registration - Guest transportation - Guest favors - Hospitality bags - Bridal party gifts and much more

  • 8 years in business
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We aren't your average wedding professionals. We like non-traditional events, unique styles and aren't afraid to break traditions if it's what our clients want. We are easy to work with and love dreaming up your vision (practically and aesthetically). We think we're pretty fun to work with. We usually end up being friends with our clients.

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Zoli's Events and Custom Weddings offers full production services. We offer a variety of services that cater to your specific event. If you need assistance in determining your needs, we would love to sit down with you and help put together a package and price that is right for you. Ask us about any of the package guidelines to learn more details, and e-mail or call us to set up a free consultation.

  • 4 years in business
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Think generous, credible and indefinitely stylish in a way, which marries tradition and modernity. She is known for her unrivaled attention to detail and use of personal touches for each of her clients to create a unique and memorable event. Katherine is an active member in the Association of Bridal Consultants and has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Counseling Education. Custom Celebrations has been planning weddings and events since 1982, with Sarah Rondeau at the helm until 2000 when Michelle Martin and Katherine Noller-Fernandez came in as partners and co-consultants with Sarah Rondeau. Sarah retired in 2002; and Michelle followed in 2003, however Katherine continues to provide the excellent service that Custom Celebrations is known for. Our strength is our young, fresh attitude towards event planning paired with years of experience and a desire to offer personal service in producing such special events.

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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