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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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I'm so excited to use Leticia's services for my wedding!! The trial was a complete success and I have utmost confidence in her for the day of my wedding. Thank you, Leticia!!!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Pamela W.
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Brad was AMAZING during my Dec. 22nd, 2017 Wedding. I couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with him as our wedding photographer. I had multiple people graciously comment on how professional, punctual, and talented he is. Brad is a very talented photographer, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again for other events or family photos in the future. I will post some photos to show his incredible artistry when I get my pictures back. Don’t think twice about it, HIRE BRAD!!!!! You’ll get a great value, quality, professional, and caring photographer! Thanks Brad for everything! You took so much pressure and stress off of us during our wedding!

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Weddings by Bill
4.9
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick W.
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Bill's thoughtful and kind performance of our wedding service 15 years ago remains a fond memory. The commentary was relevant, from the heart, but not overbearing. He made the service special while keeping us, the newlyweds as the stars.

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Simms Limousine Service
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
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Miriam G.
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I had a great experience with this company on my wedding day. highly recommend.

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Party Finesse
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark K.
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Outstanding! Amazing! DJ Steve exceeded our expectations and was truly a pleasure to work with during this whole wedding process. We were lucky to have DJ Steve for our wedding 11/17/2012! All the communication with Moondance was super easy and very prompt. DJ Steve provided great suggestions for music and helped through the whole process, he really focused on our musical tastes and incorporated both of our styles in to the day. He was super flexible with phone dates/meetings and kept in touch throughout the entire planning period. He really eased our minds, we knew we could trust him with our wedding and he was super reliable time after time. The dance floor was packed the entire evening, he even had the oldies but the goodies shaken it on the dance floor. The music was just awesome and had everyone dancing like crazy all night long. Even my now husband who hates to dance was out there all night. Our reception was fantastic, so many guest told us this is the best wedding we have ever been to and the DJ is awesome. Thank you DJ Steve for making our reception so wonderful. DJ Steve was the best, anytime we need a DJ in the future, Steve and Moondnace is our #1. I highly recommend Moondance and DJ Steve, book them now, you will not be disappointed.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela H.
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Joe was a truly professional and talented photography and he went to great lengths to accommodate all of us that night while we celebrated my mother and father's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I cannot thank him enough for making the evening a real gift and treasure for my whole family. I would recommend Joe to anyone who needs photography services. Thank you Joe.

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Emily Frances
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna R.
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Emily was super nice, very professional and a great addition to our intimate wedding. She also sent the photos within a few days and even a sneak peek just after a few hours! Definitely recommended! Anna & Ran

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa U.
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J. Concepts did our wedding video and it was beautiful!! Jami did a wonderful job, she's very professional and has a great eye!! I have watched it over and over again, and her word still amazes me!! And for those of you that are contemplating on if you want/need to spend the money on a video...you do!! You will regret it if you don't! There are 3 very important people that were at our wedding and no longer with us...and I will have those special memories forever!! Thanks, again Jami...xo

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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Omar V.
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Grant was fantastic to work with. I was in a bit of a pinch finding a photographer for a wedding proposal. He was wonderful to work with and very accommodating to my last minute request. Highly recommend.

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Aishwarya S.
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My husband and I hired Nataliia for our wedding this past December and we were very happy with our pictures and I cannot stop looking at them! We were an hour late on our wedding day and she still managed to make up for time and provide us with thousands of gorgeous photos, as well as, stay an extra hour upon a moment's notice. We were provided with thousands of high quality edited pictures from our pre wedding shoot, Hindu ceremony, and reception - at 3 separate venues. The three things we appreciated most about her work were: (1) her prices are extremely budget friendly given the quality of photography (2) she made a gloomy winter day seem like a beautiful summer day by her superb editing skills! (3) she captured some very raw candid moments which we will now be able to look back on and cherish forever!!! I would also like to mention that she was always punctual, polite, and flexible.

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CO & Play
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel P.
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The guy is a musical guru and I would recommend him for any wedding or party. He understood his audience and he played to the guest at my wedding. Even when the wedding was over he still had the dance floor jumping for 45 minutes past his allotted time. His personality in and of itself was far worth the price! He mc'd my wedding and made himself available to me for several days prior to the wedding, so that I could brain storm with him on ideas for playlist and a song I was going to sing to my wife. I was satisfied with his work from beginning to end. And his rate is extremely, extremely inexpensive for the level of work he performs. Take my word fire it the guys amazing! A++++++++!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie H.
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Julie was excellent. Her and her assistant did a beautiful job on 7 of us for my daughter's wedding, including the bride. My daughter looked beautiful on her special day and all of us received a lot of compliments on our makeup.

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Jocelyn B.
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I had Ruba do my traditional makeup for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. I loved how she allowed me to try different lashes before I made a decision. I liked the variety of makeup she had to choose from. She was professional and punctual. I’m glad I chose her.

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Full Crate Entertainment
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine M.
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I can't speak highly enough about Jose Castaneda aka DJ puzzle (owner of Full Crate Entertainment). His DJ services were a huge hit at our wedding this summer (07/2017) - all our guests raved about the great music! As someone who had never hired a DJ before I was a little intimidated by the whole process- but Jose made the entire thing feel effortless. First, he met with us in person to look at our space and discuss set up and how everything would work. He quickly made us feel comfortable and put our minds at ease. He even met with us in person a week before our wedding to go through all the details and make sure we felt comfortable with everything. The day of our wedding he arrived early to make sure everything was set up prior to guests arrival and was the hit of the party. He also spoke English and Spanish - which was perfect for our bilingual wedding. He played all the music we requested and was really good at feeling out the crowd. The dance floor was packed all night long. He was also good about taking requests but making sure to only play music we would like (which we discussed in advance). Getting a quality DJ truly sets the tone for the party and I couldn't be happier. Full Crate Entertainment offered services that were high quality and professional while still being incredibly warm and friendly. They truly went above and beyond. I was worried about affording a good DJ due to our very tight budget and was ecstatic to discover that not only are their rates incredibly reasonable - they are also all-inclusive (music, lighting, equipment, set-up, etc.) Look no further - DJ Puzzle has got your back and will make sure you have an amazing experience!

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea B.
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We hired Mark to be our videographer for our April 10 wedding. Mark has always been very responsive to my messages and questions. He provided us with great detail of his services and what he would be doing. When the time came to film our wedding he was very prompt and easy to work with. We felt very comfortable working with him and he faded in nicely working with the photographer. He caputered all the details of our wedding very well. We got our highlight and raw footage video very quickly after the wedding. When it was time to watch the highlight video we thought the night was put together beautifully. The way it all flowed together with our choice of music and the different highlighted points of our special day was amazing! It was very beautifully done! A tear jerker too :). I would highly recommend Mark to be your videographer at your wedding. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

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DJ Forgi Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Abby C.
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Thanks a lot to DJ Forgi! Our wedding was a great success! 1). Everything went smoothly and the music is the right music at the right moment. 2). The MC is decent and awesome, guests are exciting. 3). The price is the best deal can get after comparison on Thumbtack. Again, thank you for the awesome work you did.^

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Jody F.
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MissO. Was a life saver!!! Our wedding plans got changed last minute and she made herself available to start at 7am to make sure everyone was taken care of! She was quick to respond to every question and request I had. She is perfectly professional and added a calm we needed before the wedding!! Everyone looked magnificent!! Thank you MissO.!!!

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Marilyn M.
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We hired Brandon to video our wedding.His work we had seen online was very professional and exactly what I imagined I’d want my own to be like! And now I do have my own and we LOVE it. The most perfect way to remember your wedding day.Hire BrandonFateFilms!! He was the best vendor we hired!!;)

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DJ Dru Enterainment
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Tamara W.
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Dru is a amazing dj. He did my wedding a few weeks ago Kept all of my guest happy and on the dance floor Dru is very professional and keeps a open mind on satisfying The client. I would refer him to any of my friends!!!

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Karla M.
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Yanira took amazing pictures for our wedding. Our wedding was in Long Beach and she captured every moment. The best part was when we made it on time for the sunset and great moments. Yanira thought of everything and she is very professional.

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Hermosa Grace Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chrystal F.
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Spoke with Shannon, she is so compassionate about making the wedding day perfect. She asked questions and shows very much that she would be there for me with anything I need. I can’t wait to work with her on my wedding day! I booked with her quickly because she is a jewel I couldn’t let get away! I’ll send another review after wedding ❤️ Chrystal

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a wedding event coordinator do?

Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

  • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
  • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
  • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
  • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
  • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
  • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
  • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
  • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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