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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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I first met Winstead in July or August 2013 when I walked into a salon in need of some hair attention. While Winstead was working he had a video playing at his work station that showed him doing professional makeup, photo shoots and hair. I was impressed by how professional the video was and remembered feeling so blessed that I lucked into being in the chair of this "well kept secret". He did a fantastic job on my hair. Fast forward to mid October, 2014. My wedding was scheduled for Oct 25th and I had been functioning under the incorrect assumption that my daughters would help me with my hair and makeup. They finally convinced me that this event demanded the attention of a professional. I got a hold of Winstead and asked if there was any chance that he could find time to do my hair and makeup on the morning of my wedding? He was very accomodating and came to my hotel room at 7:15am with a mobile hair and makeup setup. He immediately turned on very soothing music to help me relax and less than 90 minutes later I looked absolutely incredible!! I highly recommend Winstead for ANY hair, makeup, photography or videography needs. He is absolutely amazing and northern Virginia is so lucky to have a professional of this quality!! I would not hesitate to call him again.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larissa P.
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Greg provided uplighting and DJed my wedding. He was very professional and did a great job. Our guests loved him! I would definitely recommend him.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kinyatta G.
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We received amazing service for my wedding reception from Party Favor Photo! From initial contact to my actual event date, everything was absolutely flawless. My guests loved the photo booth and couldn't get enough of it!!! It was such a huge hit. Not only would I recommend Party Favor Photo, I am seriously waiting for the next big event to invite Party Favor Photo!!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenna W.
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Josh did a fantastic job capturing our wedding and wedding portraits. My husband and I are rarely in front of a camera and are the ones who inch away when a camera gets pulled out. Josh was accommodating and made us feel more relaxed on a day when my anxiety was through the roof. Most importantly, he made our photos exactly what we wanted them to be and took gorgeous pictures we will be looking at for the rest of our lives!

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Paula O.
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I’ve had a trial from Erin, and I love for ahe could make you sooo glowing on your special day without overdoing makeup.

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Pulse Entertainment
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay F.
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We booked Slable for our ceremony sound and DJ w/ emcee services during our wedding reception. They were prompt with answering questions before our big day. On the wedding day, everything was set up on time and all of the equipment worked properly. Our ceremony service and our vows were heard clearly by all of our 150 guests. Our guests enjoyed dancing all night long during our reception and the emceeing was great. These guys are dependable and they did a good job on our wedding.

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Karina C.
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I love the video of my daughter's wedding that was produced by Dynamic Reel with very short notice! The wedding was very small and Ilya did a fabulous job of capturing the event, the facility, and the guests. We are very happy that we chose to work with Dynamic Reel to capture the very special event. Thank you Ilya!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim N.
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Chef Serge was eager to please and worked with us throughout the planning process to design a menu that captured our vision for a family wedding dinner. He worked around a number of dietary needs (gluten free and vegetarian options), incorporated vegetables from our garden into several of the recipes, and he even adapted some of the recipes for the kids. The food and service were excellent!

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandi B.
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Very good company, they came to our wedding and even though we were running behind schedule they made the best of it and even helped us out which was not in they're job pedicure.Thank you guys for doing an excellent job. Mrs.and Mrs Brantley

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Justine F.
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We really enjoyed the food at our wedding thanks to Mercedes Jo Catering. Her staff was very attentive and professional. She really helped make our day special!

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DJ Jigga-C
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Elsie A.
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It great working with DJ Jigga-C, and the guests loved the music on our wedding on 5/28/2017. He listened to music requests, and he can play whatever you want, very open to cater to you and your guests needs. I would highly recommend him for any event.

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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DJ Wah-Heed
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andie and Mike K.
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We could not possibly say enough good things about Floyd Aaron (aka DJ Wah-Heed)! To start at the end, Mr. Aaron's excellent DJ performance and warm personality last weekend made the atmosphere of our holiday party/ belated local wedding reception (we had a small destination wedding last February) exactly what we had hoped for. Back to the beginning, though: from the very start Mr. Aaron was extremely professional and personable, his communications were fast and courteous, and he was flexible and completely open to our ideas for event music and environment. And thanks also to his vast experience, skills, equipment and music collection, the holiday music followed up with dance music combined to give us soulful and energetic entertainment. We look forward to throwing another party or hosting another event with Mr. Aaron featured on the music and mic, and no doubt we'll continue to enthusiastically recommend him. We're 100% satisfied and thankful to have found Mr. Aaron, and we wish him the very best!

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Cakeshine
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belle M.
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After emailing and texting each other for a while, and specifically after being screwed by Sugar J's Specialty Cakes & Decor who was not communicative and informed me 40days before my wedding, and only after my attempt to communicate with them (wife and husband) for almost 3 weeks that they could not make my cake, I have a lovely experience with Rosa, Process was smooth, a real professional. We reconnected and spoke for about 2 days, came to an agreement on price, we met for cake tasting, she is professional and friendly, most importantly, she cakes were very delicious. She advised me with design and sizes, it made perfect sense, and I cannot wait to see my wedding cake and I am already highly recommending her. Thank you Rosa

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Soham S.
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Jeff is doing a pre-wedding photo-shoot for us and he has been fantastic! He is great at what he does..highly recommended!

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Blaine Y.
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Title: Awesome Wedding Photographer Julie captured every amazing moment of my wedding. She made everyone feel at ease, making for the best candid and posed moments. She took a tight space and made it work with a creative thought process. She even got my rowdy wedding party to take direction for the best photos. She was on time, fun, efficient and super creative. Highly recommended!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JoAnnie H.
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Aubrielle came to my home and did my wedding makeup. She was very professional and friendly and exceeded every expectation. My make up was beautiful and my wedding pictures turned out amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Elite Car Services Inc.
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula O.
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Derrick was very responsive and gave a good value for my wedding arrangement. I chose him because of reliability. My wedding will be on August.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dale B.
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Unlike the standard $2000+ wedding photo offers we received, Metin understood that we were having a small, family wedding with limited needs and a limited budget. He met with us at the venue weeks before the event, then came on time and worked tirelessly for four hours to chronicle every moment of our ceremony and reception. We are very happy with the memories he provided us. Highly recommended.

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary B.
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Just loved working with Naomi. She did such a great job on our photos. I hired her for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. Everyone was able to put their phones away and just have fun because Naomi was there to take the pictures. I would recommend her for any event!

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Rangel Photo Booth Rental
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Honey B.
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Krum and team did an exceptional job at my wedding!! Everyone loved it!!

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 videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding service professionals in Washington

Need a Wedding Decorator on August

Henrico, VA

  • Planning type
    Ceremony, Reception, Lighting, Floral, Other (Chinaware)
  • Number of guests
    81-120
  • Details
    Nrrd full set of silverware

Need a Wedding Cake Designer

Manassas, VA

  • Cake type
    Other (Yellow cake with buttercream frosting )
  • Cake layers
    3
  • Guests
    100-150 guests
  • Details
    I'm flexible on design and decoration, but the main importance for me is that the cake tastes good and is reasonably priced. I will be having around 200 guests but probably no more than 150 would eat cake. A basic three layer buttercream frosted cake with bare minimal piping decoration (maybe a thin border on each layer) would be just fine.
  • $363.4
    Average price

Need a Wedding Decorator on June 8, 2013

Bowie, MD

  • Planning type
    Ceremony, Reception, Lighting, Floral
  • Number of guests
    121-200
  • Details
    up lighting, fairy lights under a few tables, lanterns, ivy around a few tables and colums, artificail flowers everywhere except tables.
  • $2500
    Average price
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