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A Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Kriston W.
Verified review

Our wedding went exactly as we hoped! Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner had every detail taken care of the limo, site, cake delivery, flower delivery, the minister, it was such a relief. The minister Robert Orr was so nice, we were nervous, but he made us feel at ease. It was the wedding of a lifetime and they made me feel like a Princess.

Elite Elegance
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Rachel C.
Verified review

Ashley was literally THE BEST wedding planner I could ask for. I have told all of my friends that if you want to splurge on something useful for your wedding to get a wedding planner. I don't know how I would have done this without her! Thank you Ashley!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nina V.
Verified review

Tawni was an essential part in making my wedding go so smoothly and kept me relaxed and stress-free on my big day! I'm a big planner and was planning on doing most of the work myself. At the advice of some friends, I had reached out to Tawni to be my day-of coordinator. But she was so much more than that. She directed me in organizing every aspect of the wedding, highlighted possible stumbling points and was incredibly flexible in finding time to meet whether in person or over the phone while I was traveling. She is organized, patient and calm, everything you would want in a coordinator and so much more! Highly recommended!

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kenndy D.
Verified review

Liane is a dream to work with! She is an amazing wedding planner, and perfect person for destination weddings. She made planning a wedding from Florida painless and effortless, she follows up with you and makes sure everything you need, is cover for the big day. She has great vendors, keeps you in your budget, well organized, suggestions and guidance without making you feel pressured into doing anything. I will not hesitate to highly recommend Liane to be your wedding planner!!

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We work with our clients very closely to create customized celebrations. We are very flexible and adapt our services to our clients' needs.

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I have 20+ years of experience in creating and organizing weddings and events including owning 3 floral shops. I enjoy creating the details, special touches and leaving my "style and creativity" in events and weddings! I prefer small weddings - making something simple and gorgeous and giving it the "wow" factor. I have organized large events such as DMG World Media and other corporations, working with the venues from the hotels to the location of the banquets and travel agencies! If a party needs the special touches, I am your "go to planner"! I also have a website with unique gifts, favors and party ideas. Call me today and lets get started!

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We have been helping couples create their dream destination wedding here in Lake Tahoe for over 20 years.

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I have spent 2 years studying weddings, wedding planning, design, and the ins and outs of weddings. I currently hold two certificates in wedding planning. I have a consultant-level membership with the Association of Bridal Consultants, and I am in my 3rd year of college for a business degree. I am here to help you make all your wedding dreams come true.

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Close your eyes and imagine your perfect wedding day! You’re surrounded by your family and closest friends, getting ready for the biggest day of your life, and the only thing on your mind is knowing that you are marrying the love of your life. Everything you have dreamed about, everything for which you’ve planned, has all come together, and you are anxiously getting ready in anticipation of your big day. You’re laughing and giggling, getting your hair and make-up done, staring at your gorgeous wedding dress, just knowing that, in moments, you’ll be walking down the aisle, and eyes for no one but your love. Your mom is there, your maid of honor is there, too, and you’ve never been happier. There is no stress, no worry, no fear that this day, your day, will not be everything you ever hoped it to be and more. If this is your dream, then allow us to help. Relax, take a deep breath. Let InnCredible Events make sure you have the wedding of your dreams, with no stress, no concerns, no worries, just the magical day you've always imagined! How can you do that? It's easy! Choose from one of our three special packages, An InnCredible Celebration, An InnCredible Plan, or An InnCredible Day, and we'll do the rest! We serve Northern California. "Wow, where to begin? These ladies are amazing! They well deserve a 5-star rating, and if I could give them extra credit I would! They were there every step of the way, and trust me, there were a lot of steps! No matter what the task, their response was always, absolutely, no problem! I couldn't imagine more qualified wedding planners! We are overjoyed and absolutely blessed to have had them make our dreams come true. Our very rainy outdoor wedding went off without a hitch because of these two. I mean, what other wedding planners would take turns escorting guests with umbrellas to and from the food tent? I don't think you could find better wedding planners out there!" - Roz and Kyle, October 2010

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We at ShopGirl Concierge want to make our clients feel important and valuable as well as find beneficial ways to help our clients find more balance and give them more time. ShopGirl Concierge will do the things you have to do, so you can do the things you want to do. Perhaps you've imagined your Wedding day since you were six years old, or maybe you've just begun to envision this momentous event. ShopGirl Concierge's Wedding Designer will listen to you and develop your event based on your personal style, wants and needs, coordinating all facets of your Wedding. ShopGirl will help you prioritize and make decisions that maximize your budget and focus on what matters most to you. Lin Pruett is the Principal Wedding Planner for ShopGirl Concierge and has been planning events for many years for friends and acquaintances. Lin's reputation grew organically through her ability to respect, understand and listen to the clients' wants and needs. By incorporating their vision with her expertise, Lin believes that the perfect fusion of function and style is created. Lin is a free-thinking individual with different tastes, aesthetics and opinions. Lin created ShopGirl Concierge whose foundation is built on mutual trust, passion, and drive for what she does and an enthusiasm for the events she creates. Lin works hard, Laughs often and works with an amazing group of vendors. Lin immediately earns the trust of her clients and exceeds their expectations. Lin invests all of her energy in making Weddings wistful and unforgettable. ShopGirl Concierge will help you plan Super Sweet 16's, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Holiday Parties, Cocktail parties and more. We love to create memorable parties with decadent details that blow even the seasoned guests away. ShopGirl can work with you to design and plan an amazing event no matter what the size, theme or occasion.

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 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 do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
  • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
  • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
  • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

Do I need a wedding day coordinator?

Even if you’ve handled every detail of planning your wedding, you might appreciate having a day-of wedding coordinator in your corner. Usually, the coordinator meets with you a few weeks before your wedding to put together a detailed timeline of everything that needs to happen on your wedding day. Then, on the big day, the coordinator makes sure everything goes according to plan — and handles any emergencies that pop up, such as party crashers, missing tuxedos, late vendors, disappearing bridal party members and more. Most wedding coordinators also handle:

  • Distributing the wedding day timeline to all of your vendors.
  • Coordinating all of your vendors, including the photographer, florist and baker.
  • Conducting the wedding rehearsal.
  • Helping the bride and her wedding party get dressed and take photos.   
  • Checking floor plans, lighting levels, cake placement, menus, favors and more.
  • Collecting the wedding gifts and keeping personal items safe and accounted for.

Even if you don’t think you need a wedding coordinator, check with your venue. Some require that couples hire a day-of wedding coordinator for the day of the event. 

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