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Santa Cruz Wedding Planners

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 48 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!

In This Moment
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 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.

Top Pro
  • 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!

TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dixie B.
Verified review

Thus far we have only completed the tasting, but Chef Judi & Chef Cyprus nailed it. They are wonderful listeners and have a great palate. My fiancee and I are complete foodies, therefore the food at our wedding is truly what the reception is about. We are confident that Taste-Full Events will provide our guests with the culinary experience we want them to have.

Robyn Diane Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 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 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alina R.
Verified review

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

Jaimee Leigh Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
Verified review

Our experience with Weddings by Jaimee was exceptional. Jaimee’s services are truly “Turn Key”. She was a very warm and professional Officiant, Wedding Planner and Floral Designer. Her knowledge of Aloha, flowers and design allowed us to customize our dream of creating our Hawaii Theme of “Ohana”! You feel her excitement for making your day the most important thing in the world. I did not hesitate to recommend her to our hotel Catering Director as an Officiant and Floral Designer. Reach out to Weddings by Jaimee to make your wedding day one to remember.

My Simplified Life
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha H.
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I am the crazy bride who wanted to plan a wedding in TWO weeks!!! Michelle was the one that said, "TWO weeks?? Let's do it!!" Seriously, I don't know what I have done to deserve her!!! At times I was doubting myself, Michelle was able to calm me down. She did everything from contacting vendors to setting up the table centerpieces and other decors and oh my god, did I mention she made that beautiful flower backdrop for my sweetheart table? All of my guests complimented on how beautiful it looked. She also let me borrow another backdrop stand so we would hang frames and string lights - it looked SO pretty and magical, especially at night. I had the most amazing intimate wedding, the one I've always dreamed of, pinterest worthy, and I could not have done it with Michelle! Michelle was wonderful to work with, she was professional, and RESOURCEFUL (holy bananas those costco flowers turned out AMAZING and were cost effective - I used them to make fresh flower crowns for the guests, decorated the entire wedding ceremony and reception AND I still had more to spare!! For $99!!) - Michelle really tried to work with my budget and I really, really appreciated that! :) THANK YOU MICHELLE!!! -Happy Bride

Lavish Inspirations
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
MSHELLE N.
Verified review

she did a good job on my center pieces for my wedding and keeping in touch with me by email.

Savvy Chic Weddings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis B.
Verified review

Sepideh and Dayna truly made our wedding day magical. While her title was "day of" coordinator, Sepideh went well beyond that by communicating with all vendors ahead of time and creating a detailed timeline. She also picked up all of our decor from us ahead of the wedding day and not a detail was missed day of. I am so glad my husband and I had the pleasure of working with Savvy Chic!

Something Simple
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna J.
Verified review

Rachel Murch is one of the best wedding and event planners. She is very professional, innovative and has great ideas. She also is good listener, stays within a budget and pays close attention to details. Rachel is able to listen to the wants and needs of a client and excels at meeting their expectations by using the venue to create the perfect atmosphere. Rachel pays attention to detail and ensures that the clients and guests will remember and treasure the event. She planned an event at Sacramento State for about 150 people. She was responsible for sending out the invitations, food, decorations, and coordinating the guest speakers. Some of the decorations included centerpieces, silverware, chair covers, and tables displaying personal items for the group holding the event. Rachel was able to stay within budget while planning and amazing event. With all of her knowledge and experience coordinating and planning events, I would highly recommend Rachel Murch for any wedding or event.

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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KON Wedding is specialized in wedding flowers and decoration with the excellent customer service. We love creating new decoration items, also We satisfy customer by listening to their request and give the reasonable price.

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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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lines,table,chiavari chair, flowers bouquets.flowers arraignment I work one on one with all my clients, making sure I'm giving my best service to them.

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I offer wedding and event planning in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am available for day-of planning/execution as well as full planning.

  • 22 years in business
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Avso - A Very Special Occasion is an event planning company specializing in luxurious weddings and social events. We provide the best of the best to brides, grooms and clients who want to experience and be encircled in luxury on their wedding day or special event. From hosting a magical wedding on a historical 395 acre estate in the Carmel Valley, an engagement celebration at an ocean-side Mediterranean Villa on the Santa Barbara Rivera, to exchanging vows on the Almalfi coast in Italy, our talented team of wedding and event specialists attend to detail, design and execution-making your wedding or event a memorable and a very special occasion!

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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Getting to know my couples and understanding their vision for the big day.

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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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We do personal pictures, family and pre-wedding shooting. We do wedding planning (photo, video, flowers and wedding gowns).

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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