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Fort Collins Event Planners

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Northern Colorado Weddings
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt J.
Verified review

Carey was SO AMAZING. It is really quite obvious she does weddings just because she loves to do weddings (not the money, which she charges almost nothing, comparitively). She was so helpful from the very beginning to the very, very end. From day one she was right there helping us. She took time out of her day to meet with us in person for over two hours (not just a quick 30 minute meeting), getting to know us first, so as to carry out this intimate and personal event perfectly. She went above and beyond at every step from helping us to create the perfect vows (which we had no idea how to do), to leading a perfect rehersal and then the ceremony, and she made sure we did it exactly the way we wanted it. At our reception, we decided to have an informal "come and help yourself" with the dessert which would have been fine. People can cut pie, that's no problem. My mom and aunt were there helping anyway, so it was fully covered. But, none the less, just because Carey was "in the moment" and she loves to do weddings so much, she went right ahead, got behind the table and started serving up the dessert--without being asked. And you could tell she loved it! Her dedication is layers deep. Carey loves doing what she does for the sheer joy of doing it, and it shows. We will NEVER forget what a wonderful day it was, so perfect thanks to her supportiveness, open mindedness and love. We love you, Carey!

  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley L.
Verified review

We hired Matt Kays for our High School prom and his photo booth was the highlight of the night. He was super fun with the students and very professional with the staff! We will be hiring his services again in the future and I will be recommending Mountain Event Services to all of my personal and professorial friends. Thanks Matt for doing a GREAT job! You made Community Prep School's prom outstanding!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly S.
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The food and service was outstanding for our outdoor company picnic for 120. Everyone enjoyed the food and a few even took their contact information so that they could hire them for a future event. I would definitely hire them again and highly recommend them to others.

Rooster Entertainment
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Becky H.
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Robin was very helpful and flexible with our corporate event. We enjoyed working with him. Thank you

  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Trenda. Her experience level was evident, her organization skills were top notch. The event went very smooth, me being the DJ, it is always great to work with top level coordinators. You will not be disappointed with Trenda and Unique Moments Event Planning!!

The Perfect Touch
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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I started looking for a wedding planner 3 months after my daughter, Erin, became engaged. Nicole Whitcomb and The Perfect Touch were truly amazing. From beginning to end, Nicole handled all of the details to make Erin's wedding truly unforgettable. She even helped to arrange a pre-wedding BBQ at my home and made my job as the mother-of-the-bride as stress-free as possible. Nicole demonstrated the ability to determine the bride's wants and work with a pre-determined budget. She offered lots of ideas and options for wedding and reception decor to fit with the venue. I truly believe my daughter's wedding was so beautiful and successful because Nicole put her all into making sure all of the details were taken care of so I could relax and enjoy this magical moment in my daughter's life. Thank you Nicole for making Erin's wedding a memorable and stress-free time for the entire family!!

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Events@5280
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily Rene H.
Verified review

As another vendor in the industry I love it when our couples have a wedding planner, I love it even more when they have a wedding planner who is as professional and responsive as Amanda!

Pocket Grooves Media
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

Jose is an exceptional photographer and videographer! His passion for people and capturing the best moments throughout each project shows in his work! I met Jose in a multicultural music community, where he often captured high quality photographs during live events for the music organization. I would recommend Jose for any individual or group looking to capture special moments in their lives. He is a perfectionist and detailed-oriented person and you can see his unique talent in the pictures and videos he takes. Excited to see his business grow in 2018!

Amanda Bowers
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
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Amanda met with us before our wedding to get a feel for what we were hoping our day would be like. She made sure to gather details we hadn't thought of yet and quickly afterwards sent us a detailed timeline of how the night would break down. She was there throughout the event, from set-up to tear-down and made sure our needs were taken care of! Highly recommend! Thanks Amanda!!!

Spencer's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Melanie G.
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Spencer has catered 2 parties in our home. One a smaller meal for 12, and then a party for 50. He is super easy to work with, had great ideas for menu planning and dishes and the food was fabulous. Plus we had some gluten and dairy restrictions and he was able to easily accommodate that. We got so many compliments. We consider him now our default caterer and will call him for any future events.

Diamond Engagements
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are a small company so we do not over load ourselves. We may only do up to 3 weddings a year, but that gives us a chance to concentrate only on our clients and make sure we are getting done what needs to be done.

About

I enjoy helping my customers visions come to life. I strive for a perfect event everytime.

  • 4 years in business
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With over 13 years experience, our mission is to create events that are seamless, stress-free and beautifully crafted. We are proud to have established relationships with the best vendors in the industry and together, we will collaboratively bring your vision to life. We draw inspiration from interior design, fashion, art, and travel and strive to create events that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

  • 5 years in business
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My work stands out from other event planners because experience working with high-profile clients in corporate, non-profit and personal sectors. I understand working within specific budgets, executing small details that make a large impact and understanding the end-goal of the event experience.

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We are a wedding/event coordinating company. We have been in business for over 13 years. We handle things from beginning to end. We help you in designing the look and feel of your vision. We keep things organized, find and manage vendors, and coordinate everything on the actual day. We attend meetings and negotiate with vendors on your behalf. We are successful in making your event stress free.

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The sky's the limit. I'm a crazy, creative individual that loves to make the dream event a reality ! Try me 😋

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I provide professional makeup artistry and hairstyling (airbrush makeup and hair extensions available). I also offer event planning/services. I am a seasoned Chanel and Lancome regional makeup artist.

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I assist in planning, negotiating, venue and vendor contracting and on-site management. I have over 13 years in meeting and event planning and have developed and continued many relationships within Denver and Colorado.

  • 3 years in business
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Mustache Girl Events works with a 100% customer-centric based philosophy. I want you to be satisfied throughout our entire working relationship. I spend as much time as I can getting to know you so that your vision translates to exactly what you want. Because of the time invested, I usually end up being friends with many of my clients!

  • 8 years in business
About

You're engaged. Congratulations! Welcome to the incredibly exclusive bride-to-be club! Finally, it is time to transform into reality all of your glamorous wedding dreams! With Pink Champagne's assistance, you will have the elegant, modern wedding that you have always dreamed of, and the brilliance of letting somebody else do the work. It's your day, and you deserve to relax and really enjoy the momentous occasion with family and friends. Get in touch with Pink Champagne for a complimentary 1-hour consultation, and begin creating your distinctive and extraordinary vision for the day when you and your true love will tie the knot! We are a wedding planner specializing in full-service coordination.

About

Katie Marie James has been planning weddings, anniversary parties, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, baby showers, kids' birthday parties and bridal expos in Colorado since 2002. Her keen attention to detail and organized frame of mind, paired with a creative eye and a kind heart make her want to plan your event as if it were her own. Her main goal is to keep the stress off the bride, as well as family and friends, by being behind the scenes, diverting problems as they arise and before they are even noticed. Little Bird Celebrations may be hired for total event planning, day of coordination or just to give you a head start!

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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