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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 127 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gini B.
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Not only did Fresh & Fizzy provide excellent service but Drew's knowledge and advice was invaluable in planning our event. We ended up having him and his team do much more than we thought we would and we were so happy that we did.

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I Do x Two
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abigail D.
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Saundra is extremely professional, detail-oriented, organized, responsive, and friendly. She has an impressive professional background in event-planning and her high-level expertise is evident in her approach to wedding planning. In short, Saundra's great. I highly recommend her wedding coordination services.

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Midnight G
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa C.
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Michael is 5 stars in all aspects. I needed a bartender for my husband's office party. He was easily reachable by text/email with all my questions pre party. Michael even made a special butter rum for one of our signature drinks. Very professional, easy to talk to and engaging to all the guests. During the "down" time he would help toss cups and clean up without me even asking. I already hired him again for our next party. I wish I had met him sooner! He does event planning, flower arrangements, home organization and who knows what else. Hire him for a job well done and someone you can depend on.

Event Coordinator
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
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I hired Tiffany to be the day-of coordinator for my wedding. It was AWESOME. She's an event planner, so running the day-of logistics was perfect. Tiffany's very organized, asks all the right questions, and is able to coordinate with all the vendors. On the day-of, she was there on time and made sure everything ran smoothly. :)

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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AnnaMarie was AMAZING. She was so completely helpful and perfect as our day-of coordinator. Everyone that worked with her was impressed with her efficiency, precision and professionalism. She gently guided us through the day and I was able to fully relax and feel that things were being taken care of. My husband is a fairly exacting and organized German and he was so appreciative of the AR Weddings services. Honestly, I could not recommend more. If you're planning a wedding in the bay area, this is your event planner!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha M.
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Manya and her team made all my dreams come true for my colorful chai-themed co-ed baby shower. I'm extremely detail-oriented and a perfectionist by heart - so that's a challenge for any event planner :) Manya helped execute my vision to the T! She's very hardworking, kind and accommodating to all needs - big and small. She has good ideas and can be flexible to work with on any budget. She's also very responsive to text, email and phone calls. You won't regret collaborating with Manya - she's passionate about her work and will help make your event truly dazzle :)

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COCO-CREATIONS
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Genette C.
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Elizabeth was a delight to have assist me with decorating the venue for my wedding reception. She met with me over the phone, in person at the venue, at my home, and another location to pick up the items for the reception. The original florist was not able to meet my needy demands, and Elizabeth offered to give me a quote. She was exactly what I needed, when I needed it. The floral arrangement for the centerpieces were gorgeous. I trusted her vision without even seeing the full mock up, and it came out better than expected. She decorated the head table for 14 people, she decorated 10 seating tables, a gift table and a cake table. She did two different centerpiece options for 10 tables. I paid for an extra table centerpiece, which was not needed and she offered to give me the vases that I rented from her, for the refund. She did an amazing job!! If you have an event, I would recommend her again and again. I cannot thank her enough.

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Prestige Bartending SJ
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Stacy L.
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First and Foremost, Victoria (owner of the Co.) is Phenomenal! She has Exveptional knowledge in what she does, and will help you every step of the way! Victoria has AMAZING customer service skills, and replies in a flash! She truly goes above & beyond to make everything Perfect for my event! I honestly couldn't have picked a better company to help me with my event! Plus, Danny & Nick were pretty darn Awesome bartenders! Danny has AMAZING communication skills! He checked in with me frequently to make sure I got everything I needed, and to remind me that they were both there to support me with anything needed. They completely took care of setting up, service, cleaning, breaking down the bar, and moving their racks back to the rental designated pickup area (back to area where it was placed). Danny even checked with me if that was the correct rental pickup designation! Don't get me wrong, Nick was totally AMAZING too! But I just spoke to Danny more at the event, as he was the lead bartender. Although, all three of them went over & beyond, excelled my expectations! You must try them out! They have the Best prices, the Best customer skills, the Best people for your event! Stacy

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie W.
Verified review

We had a few hiccups with our event and had to change venues late in the planning process. This did not phase Matt as a problem in the least and was quick in finding the perfect new venue. Also, our budget did not allow for the anticipated amount for decor. Again, Matt worked his magic and the decor was a complete hit, really tying together our 80s themed Prom Night. Matt stays cool, calm, and collected throughout the whole planning process, which really adds to an overall smooth experience. If you are looking for an event planner, here is your guy!

Rainbow Chefs Bay Area
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Christien T.
Verified review

An associate recommended Rainbow Chefs to provide the food for an event I was planning for a family gathering. I decided to go through with their services. There were kids and adults participating so I was a little nervous about how it would go, but everyone had a great time! It was so fun and interactive for the kids. The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend Rainbow Chefs!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Erik S.
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Roddy did a great job. He provided catering staff for our event and they were superb! They were flexible and able to think on the fly to make the customer happy. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing catering staff.

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Limelight Productions
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stavan S.
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I came across Khadija as a very professional yet friendly event planner, and thats exactly what I was looking for. She has great organizing and communication skills. Her price quote for my brothers wedding was clear and to the point making it easy for me to understand. I will definitely recommend her for all the event planning. All our guests were very impressed and some of them used her services already and they were equally happy! Thanks Khadija for your outstanding service :)

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Taneva Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Maite O.
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Velina was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding! She has a very relaxed presence (which was a pleasant change from other planners we had looked into/worked with). She was our day of coordinator and she did our flowers. I wanted pretty simple florals, and she did a beautiful job with little input needed from me (which was very nice with all that was on my plate!) Velina was so calm and flexible and was really willing to do whatever we needed in the weeks leading up to our wedding - including picking up tons of personal items and decorations to deliver on the day of! A huge stress relief. She ensured that our day went smoothly and we were really able to sit back and enjoy it. On top of all that, her prices are very reasonable and she is an amazing value. I can’t say enough how much we appreciate everything! Thank you, Velina!

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Yoav S.
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I can't possibly say enough good things about working with Zach. He made my wife's 40th birthday party an exceptional event - executed flawlessly with *incredibly* delicious food. Each course was more delicious than the last - a perfect, creamy chilled asparagus soup, followed by an outstanding panzanella complete with homemade bread croutons, then on to an incredible halibut dish with flawless asian flavors and finally on to a perfect chocolate tartlet with coffee stout mousse and a bourbon cream. Oh man, if we could have that meal again, we'd go back to it over and over again. It was as good if not better than any meal we've had at our favorite restaurant. Zach made the evening easy and smooth, ensuring all the details were covered and making sure our party of 8 had a memorable evening. He was calm and a real delight - even making sure our two girls (ages 3 and 5) and the family dog were taken care of (for example, letting our older daughter help cook and taste as he went). It felt like having a cool and incredibly talented friend in the house, relaxed and delightful. Can't recommend working with him enough - and we certainly will have him back for another event in the future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madison B.
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Working with Sassy Diva Designs and Events was awesome! For our event we had her do the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, table arrangements, and of course an amazing giant wedding wreath! They went above and beyond to move items within our venue space so we could reuse them, and crafted special candle holders just for our event! In particular I loved my bridal bouquet and the wreath. It was so special to be able to replant the succulents from my bouquet so that a little bit of it lives on with us. The wreath was so beautiful and the perfect backdrop for both our ceremony as well as for our sweetheart table. I would highly recommend Beth, and happily work with her again for my floral needs!

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The Party Artists
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mildred B.
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Natasha did an excellent job face painting, balloon twisting and entertaining kids at my event! Everyone loves her work!

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Birminkeley
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul P.
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We were both very happy with the service and professionalism Heidi and Ashton brought. Things ran so well and we could not be happier!

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Sparkling or STILL
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren V.
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Scotty gets 5 enthusiastic stars. He was professional, thorough and super sweet. I ran a charity auction event at a small museum. Scotty came with me for the walk through. He asked all the questions that I would never think to ask, which made presentation, flow and cleaning all the more efficient. Scotty also thought of creative solutions (e.g., paper lanterns and oragami flowers because the museum wouldn't take live plant/flowers due to the fragility of the artifacts) Scotty is a sweetheart through and through. He cares about his clients as if they are family. I think my mom wants to adopt him.

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mia H.
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Christa Mekki is an absolutely astounding event planner. She is creative, patience, detail-oriented, and easy to work with! She is the epitome of customer service. I would reccommend her for every important occasion, big or small.

DLX ENT.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
GEO P.
Verified review

THE experience was unbelievable. I like how he pumped up the crowd. It was almost like his music was talking to them. I would recommend this to anyone looking into having a great time. Book DJ SWELLS at your next event!

Foray Travel + Event Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Amanda M.
    Verified review

    Foray Travel + Design did an outstanding job planning my trip. Sarah’s expertise and industry connections provided me with a personalized and meaningful travel experience that I would never have been able to plan on my own. Sarah is detail oriented, organized, a great listener and dedicated to making sure your experience is absolutely perfect. Communication was seamless and from beginning to end, Sarah was incredibly professional and available to answer any questions I had. I can highly recommend Foray Travel + Design to curate a trip, experience or event!

    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.

    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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