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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 124 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gini B.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

DJ Dan Utica Services
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
Lexi R.
Verified review

We hired DJ Dan Utica Services for our school winter formal dance, which had about 200 people in attendance. DJ Von, who was sent to us, was great!! He seemed very experienced and did a great job of keeping everyone dancing. I gave him a 4 star rating out of 5 for just a few reasons: 1. Our group didn't realize that DJ Dan was an agency, and assumed that he was an independent DJ. When a DJ came to meet us that wasn't the one pictured on the website we were a little confused 2. The closed photo booth had an outside as well as inside screen, so everyone waiting in line could see the actions of those inside the photo booth, which was kind of awkward. The printer also took a long time to print out the photos, so people would leave and have to remember to come back and get their photos later 3. In our original meeting before the event with the DJ, he was pretty vague about what music programs he used, what sort of audiences he had catered to, what types of lights he would bring, and other questions we asked him. However, it was kind of him to offer to meet with us beforehand, and I can be a bit of a control freak at times, so I can see where this would only be an issue from my point of view. Overall, the DJ services were great, as well as the fact that he arrived two hours early for set up and didn't inconvenience us at all with clean up. The photo booth was well operated, high quality, and definitely added to the event. The lights I would highly recommend these services as long as you ironed out the wrinkles mentioned above.

  • 18 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I can give better comment after our event in May.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

From the way Anita advises and supports you in planning your event, to the delicious food she prepares and professionalism with which she delivers it all (and helps you wrap up at the end) it's no wonder that several of my guests asked for her contact info right away. Passionate Plates is a real find!

AR Weddings N Events
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

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
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha M.
Verified review

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 :)

2TipsyChicks
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

2 Tipsy Chicks did an outstanding job bartending our party. Wendi was very helpful in planning the amount of alcohol we needed for the party and she made a custom bar menu for our party. She also made a signature drink for the event. Wendi was extremely helpful throughout the entire party and I will definitely use their service again.

Mariane
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica R.
Verified review

We Hird Marianne for a grand opening event and were extremely happy with the floral arrangements. The space looked beautiful! She arrived prompt and early to set up and helped make decisions on placement which was a great help since we were so busy with everything else! C&M was definitely an extension of our event set-up and we appreciate their partnership!

Divinity Events
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Noel C.
Verified review

Midsummer Night’s Project: I found Raquel on very short notice, 2 days before our party. My other team member was sick during the week & wasn’t sure she was going to make it to the party. Raquel is professional, punctual, sharp, personable, reliable and creative. I’ll tell you why… The Task: String artificial floral vines to sets of balloons in 2 hours or less. The day of the party there was a major detour to the venue. The street to get to the venue was blocked! The police officers guarding the blocks let me through after I explained to them I’ve got a party right where it’s being blocked & I’ve got all sorts of decorations. They let people through as long as you’ve got an event :). With that major detour Raquel still managed to be on time. She parked her car parallel to the blocked street (so smart!). When she got to the venue she gave me a warm smile. She knew I was a bit stressed with the whole detour issue. I explained to her in less than 5 minutes of my vision & she did a great job. Raquel is a great listener & a quick study. My other team member showed up and I had Raquel take the lead. She explained to her and eventually the event planner who came to help as well what to do. She has great communication skills. There were other things happening at the party that she was privy which I was clueless to & Raquel “translated” party lingo to me which helped me make quick & sounds decisions. I’ve only met Raquel that one time & I knew by her demeanor & work ethic that I can rely on her that I’m in good hands. My stress level really diminished…yay! Raquel didn’t do just the job given her, she went above & beyond. She was very creative & proactive. Without being asked, Raquel thought of a way to make the cake table look spectacular! Raquel is sensitive to my wants that she communicated with me her plan first. Raquel strategically placed floating floral vines at the back of the cake table. I believe Raquel has photos. I was so busy with everything else I didn’t find the time to take décor photos. The result was just beautiful! I think after reading this you’ll find that I cannot say enough good things about Raquel. I won’t be surprised the next time I ask her to rescue me that she’ll be booked. Raquel…thank you for everything! You made it such a magical day for us :). 

Joyeux Events
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
Verified review

Can't say enough of how great Jessica of Joyeux Events is! I'm planning my wedding and she found the perfect venue for us, fits in our price range and includes almost everything. I couldn't quite figure out the exact words or what my style was and with just telling her a couple of colors, she sent me pictures that were exactly what I was looking for in the decor and overall look of the wedding. I'm not stressed about anything with her helping me. She's extremely helpful, kind, and is such a fun person to be around, you'll love working with her.

  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ann K.
Verified review

Very friendly,easy-going, and he set up everything with no hassles and the jumpers were nice and clean!!! Everybody at the party adults and kids had a great time and it made my party a huge success!! Will definitely be re-hire for my next event!!

Event Cre8tive
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nayana R.
Verified review

We hired Danny to do the decoration for our house warming. Danny is very detail oriented and professional. He not only offered services that were agreed upon but also provided some extra decor for no cost. He is very passionate about his work and is great at what he does. I am very happy with his work and would hire him again for my next event.

Magnetic Magnificent Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mia H.
Verified review

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
Verified review

I recently hosted an adult luau party at my home for a suprise 29th birthday. Samantha helped me through all the planning, decorating, and even helped me put together a shopping list to feed 40+ people. I had never hosted an event of this size and I am so glad I had Samantha to help me pull it off. The guests loved all the decore, the food and the Hawaiian feel. She even built a custom limbo game for us with life size palm trees. I would highly recommend using her for your event! She is highly organized, out-of-the-box creative and she gets the job done!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rapti S.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Clara. She took charge of the event from the beginning and took the stress off me. I hired her to arrange my daughters first birthday party and am very happy with her. She made sure she understands my idea and throughout the planning process she kept communicating to make sure we are on the same page. I highly recommend her. She is the best!

A Bit of Planning
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Melissa B.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend A Bit of Planning and especially Brittinie for her amazing service, professionalism. The fact that I was able to enjoy the party instead of worrying about the décor, hassling with vendors, and dealing with the guest list/RSVPs, etc. was priceless on its own. The decorations were incredible – EXACTLY what I was looking for when it came to style and quality. I am not even sure how she was able to do it since the party looked more expensive than it actually was, but she was able to keep everything under budget. The event was flawless, and I got so many compliments from my friends and family :) Thank you, Brittinie!

    CRC Custom Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Philip S.
    Verified review

    Christina and her team at CRC Custom Events were amazing! We would 100% recommend her. We hired her for day-of coordination and venue decor. She did so much for us leading up to the wedding and making sure we were thinking through everything. She is easy to work with and we were able to trust her to use her own judgement with some of the decor arrangements. Seriously, our wedding looked so beautiful; above and beyond our expectations!

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

    Shannon was so great! She did my baby shower and the attention to detail and creativeness was stellar. She clearly loves what she does because the results are amazing. She is such a joy to work with and would have her plan my next event anytime!

    SGBI Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tiffany W.
    Verified review

    SGBI supported my new non profit as we hosted our fundraiser and launch. The event was fabulous and I was so grateful for SGBI’s direction.

    CMG Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Britta W.
    Verified review

    We will be working with CMG for our month-of wedding needs. We're still 10 months away, but our initial impressions of CMG have been very positive! Christine is down to earth, responsive, and cares more about service and experience than fees, sales, etc.

    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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