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Bristol Event Planners

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One Fine Day
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Sarah from One Fine Day was excellent! She not only orchestrated the agenda of my baby shower, but also provided the decorations. She worked wonderfully with my mom who had chosen the venue, as well as with the staff of the venue. She transformed the cozy room of a great restaurant to portray a classy nautical theme for our party of about 20 people. The tables were beautifully decorated with such detail. Little Lanterns with candles, starfish, sailboats, and navy blue accents adorned the room. She even set up a lovely lemonade table. Our guests had many compliments. Sarah coordinated a baby shower just how I imagined - elegant and intimate! Everything ran so smoothly; I would highly recommend One Fine Day to organize your event!

Bartenders Express
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Tom F.
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I hired on Bartender's Express for events in 2017 and 2018. The owner of the business saved me at the last minute for an event in 2017 that I needed a bartender for. I think this might've been a week or two before and they came through and did an excellent job. I can't recommend them enough!

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Everlasting Affairs, LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kellie R.
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Victoria and her team were such an important part of making our day perfect! I had no worries the day of my wedding because Victoria had my vision down to every last detail! Having a day of coordinator took such a load off of me and I was able to sit back and enjoy every moment with our guests! I would highly recommend Everlasting Affairs with any event planning!

Victoria's Event Planner
4.4
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Geeta Y.
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Vickie did wonderful job for our Son's first birthday party. She was present all through the event to help and see if everything was fine.Highly recommended.

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Desert Vines Events, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
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Tammie did a wonderful job as my Day Of Coordinator! I don’t know what I would have done without her. She was knowledgeable about anything and everything, and helped us to worry A LOT less when it came to the actual wedding day. Worth every penny!

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph F.
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We hired Heaven's Creations to provide service for a fairly last minute dinner party on Nantucket where we were getting catering from a local farm. Stephanie and her team went well above and beyond what we could have hoped from a vendor. They arrived on time and before the catering arrived. They quickly got busy setting up for the dinner, familiarizing self with kitchen, and even found some shells and such around the house to use as centerpieces for the tables. As we had thrown the event together fairly quickly there was some ambiguity as to expectations and Stephanie's team went out of the way to add value at every step of the way. They were incredibly helpful and the other guests agreed that they made the night. I highly recommend Heaven's Creations for your next event! Best, Joe

Beauty Remembered
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Debra A.
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Terry-Ann is an amazing and thoughtful designer. She created a centerpiece of my vision, not what she thought my vision should be. She understood what I wanted and went above and beyond. This was a corporate event for a fortune 100 company and her design was top notch and affordable.

Events by Gayle
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
Verified review

Gayle assisted me with my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I needed her at the event site to set-up the decorations and oversee the vendors, including the caterer. She also coordinated a brunch for me at my home the next day. She supervised the caterer and the set-up for me that day so I could relax and enjoy my guests. She is reliable, creative, and a wonderful addition to my party needs! What Went Well: Gayle was extremely organized and professional. The B'nai Mitzvah set-up had a tight time schedule and she had everything ready on time. She was very responsive and everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend Gayle for all your event planning needs.

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
Verified review

My wedding wouldn't have come together if I hadn't hired Adrienne of Redefined Elegance. To just say she went above and beyond wouldn't describe what she did for my wedding. Adrienne was available to meet with me whenever I needed and made sure everything was absolutely perfect. My wedding reception was at City Hall in Hartford and had many different vendors and moving parts. She was not only my coordinator/planner but also my legal support and my biggest advocate/fighter. She made sure every vendor we contacted was giving me the best rates and services. When I look back all the purchases within my wedding budget. The services of Redefined Elegance were priceless. I will forever be grateful!

Delicious Deli & Cafe LLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Anthony R.
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In recent events my parents anniversary was soon to come. I needed a modern low pricy spot to host this special event and received a recommendation to this spot. The service left my family and friends with happy and healthy smiles, laughter quickly filled the air. I recommend this spot to any and all who would like the same with amazing food and great service.

A Smashing Success!
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Fiorella M.
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I was looking for gifts for my bridal party and sought the help of someone who had experience with creating unique items. I reached out to 2 Less Fish Events & Favors after learning they created the hair ties I wanted for my bachelorette weekend. After sending a photo of something I liked, Kristen immediately got back to me with design and color choices. She mentioned that her custom hair tie sets came with 3 per card, but when I received my package, she had added an extra to each card which was very unexpected and made my day.

Black Salt Chefs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ezrah G.
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Great to work with. Took the stress right out of our event from planning to finishing. Food was great. Will work with again and recommend.

Plan-it Vicki
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ali W.
Verified review

Plan-it Vicki was incredible when I needed help planning my son's bar mitzvah. Vicki has a great sense of style and partnership -- picking up on where I needed ideas and input and where I just needed another set of hands. Her experience planning other celebrations like ours, while also being mindful of keeping each event unique, is invaluable. FIVE STARS, TWO THUMBS UP, Plan-it Vicki IS BETTER THAN CATS!!

Events By Jackie M
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ethel F.
Verified review

I got engaged on May 2, 2012. From that day on, my mind, body and soul was in wedding planning mode. The first couple of months of wedding planning weren’t too bad because there really wasn’t much that my fiancé and I felt like we needed to do besides selecting a date and finding a venue. Boy were we wrong. I mean, neither of us had planned a wedding before so we had no idea what was in store. It was when I stared to get mini migraines and panic attacks when thinking about vendors, décor, transportation, themes, food selection, guest list management, etc., that I knew that we needed help. My searches for wedding planners lead me to the Knot, WeddingWire and Craigslist. On September 25, 2012, I came across an ad on craigslist for Events by Jackie M. Even though I have always been skeptical of any craigslist ad, something told me to contact Jackie M. This was one of the best decisions of my life. From our first meeting with Jackie M, to our last meeting prior to my wedding day, Jackie was prepared, knowledgeable about her craft, open to hearing any and all ideas, forthcoming with her own ideas, but not too pushy or forceful about it, always smiling from ear to ear, super responsive with emails, texts, calls, aware of budgets and able to find affordable alternatives to capture her clients vision, organized beyond belief with notes and reminders of each meeting she has with her clients, able to attend as many vendor meetings as her clients would like her to. I could go on and on and on about how essential Jackie M was in making my wedding day and planning process up to that day stress free and everything I could ever dream it to be. My fiancé, Vlad, was very skeptical about getting a planner. He swore we didn’t need one and that we could do it all on our own. I was shocked to see how quickly after our first meeting with Jackie his tune changed. Even though she didn’t know it, she was able to convince him just by her attitude and honesty. Additionally, our wedding venue also offered a wedding coordinator. Jackie did not view this coordinator as competition, but rather made sure to work hand in hand with her to ensure that the venue stayed informed of all my many details and expectations. Jackie’s ability to work well with all my vendors was very impressive and also put my fiancé and I at ease. Never did we have to step in to any uncomfortable matters because Jackie already had it covered. On the day of the wedding, September 28, 2013, Jackie was outstanding. We had a total of 262 guests. Jackie was professional, but very personable to all of our guests. I had many family members tell me after the wedding how helpful Jackie was in helping them find their seats or keeping the guests informed about what was going on. Jackie also created our ceremony programs which were beautifully made and also decorated our ceremony pergola. So beautiful! She also put together our reception centerpieces as well as other décor surprises that she included for us. We loved them all! I highly recommend (and have already) Jackie M to anyone in need of a phenomenal wedding planner who is easy to get along with, open minded, readily available even though she has clients and weddings booked almost every weekend. She is also very affordable and willing to work with all wedding budgets. Events by Jackie M. is a wedding planning experience you can’t afford to miss!

An EP Experience
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Cynthia J.
Verified review

Anepexperience catered my daughters’ graduation luau and made it a truly exquisite experience. The Hawaiian themed foods and appetizers were phenomenal. The presentation was so aesthetically pleasing that our guests were in awe. Chef Oneil and staff were very professional, knowledgeable, curteous and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I look forward to working with Anepexperience on every event I host in the future. They did such an amazing job. I couldn't have hired a better company. My girls are still thankful for how well the event turned out. I couldn't have done it without the help of Anexperience. Highly recommended.

Events by Lara
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joseph L.
Verified review

Lara and her team are wonderful! Creative, hardworking, great at every stage of the event, and such a pleasure to work with. Simply the best!

About

I plan and organize all aspects of your special event. My services include events ranging from small parties to large weddings.

About

We are Degreed Accountants who have a passion for planning great parties!! Not only do we set up a customized personal budget - but we plan all logistics out for you in detail adhering to our budget!! I love figures and numbers - but my "get-away" is having great parties and events. I love to plan, organize, decorate, from the beginning to the end (or anywhere in between)! I am extremely organized and have great ideas!

About

We coordinate every details of your affair, from booking the location, caterer, florist, music and photographer. We will help with overseeing all setup for your special day.

About

I have many years experience planning corporate meetings and events. I worked for a large casino for 12 years and was involved with their high end customers, planning onsite and offsite trips, including SuperBowl trips, celebrity parties, pro baseball suites, and many other events. After this, I worked for several large corporations handling their meeting, I am detail oriented and very thorough. I LOVE the variety. No two meetings or events are the same. I enjoy all the detailed planning that is involved and seeing the final completed event and know that I helped create its success.

  • 32 years in business
About

We start with the client's vision of the perfect event, and do whatever it takes to make it happen. the smiles on people's faces when we are entertaining them.

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.

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. 

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.

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