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Joe Gaudet Photo & Video
5.0
from 132 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah C.
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Our experience with Joe Gaudet as our wedding photographer was truly phenomenal. He was extremely prompt with any and all communication from the beginning all the way to how quickly we received our final photo files. I was extremely pleased to know that I was receiving every single photo taken on the day of the event, edited and enhanced. Joe is very personable and good with adapting himself to the needs of the event. He also answered any and all questions we had, guiding us through the entire process beforehand and on the day of our wedding. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or final product for our special day. Thank you more than you know, Joe!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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Rev Benjamin Toro was the best .i could not as for a more better person to do the wedding service .Rev did a fantastic job my wife susan and i are very happy with everything.He was like part of the family .We love the way he made us relac and enjoy our day he made it special.thank you Rev Toro.

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L.B. Blanchard Photography
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melodisue L.
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He scheduled a next day meeting for us when I called well past business hours to help with some special financial issues. He thoroughly explained options and different effects to choose from, asked many questions to get to know us and said that before the wedding we would all go to the venue and choose what we wanted and where we wanted it so he could be sure to get everything we'd like in addition to his candid shots without having to worry about it on wedding day.

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra R.
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Tamara is an excellent and creative Chef and always provides a memorable "wow" factor for all that she prepares and presents. Tamara is professional and helpful and always a pleasure to work with.She is unique and always open to new ideas and listens to the customer She is professional in all that she does and provides her coworkers a great experience to work alongside her as she is an incredibly talented and creative individual with a gift of unique and out of the norm food preperation and presentation. Tamara can make a picnic memorable as well as a wedding a true :fairy tale", Tamara is really all about the :first impression", you will not be disappointed with her work! Try her fabulous whimsical and fun decorative Shortbread cookies- the best ever!!!!

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Lillian Rose Beauty & Bridal
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather A.
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Lillian was absolutely amazing. Not only was her hair and makeup execution exactly what I wanted it to be, she is so personable that I had such a great time with her. Having Lillian around was like having another one of my girls next to me on my big day! Getting married in August in Florida can be tricky, especially when trying to take photos on the beach (yes I'm crazy!) but my hair and makeup, as well as that of my wedding party, held up perfectly! I definitely recommend Lillian for hair and makeup for any special day. She goes above and beyond to not only make sure that you look beautiful and you're satisfied, but she also helps ensure that you have fun, are relaxed, and enjoy yourself!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaime A.
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Hiring Real Deal Photography/Peter Obetz was the best decision we ever made for our wedding. They were professional, creative, organized, and best of all, we were laughing and joking as though we had hired friends of ours to photograph our wedding. They did an amazing job capturing our special day and even recreated scenes from my parents' wedding photography that were spot on!! Real Deal and Peter Obetz did such a beautiful job and it was such a pleasure to work with them that we have hired them again for our family photos!

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Denise Bennett
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Kadence G.
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Denise officated at my wedding on april 7th and I booked her a few months a head she always kept in contact with me sent me sample and even proof read my hand written vows for me she always let me know what the plan was and what was going on she is not only a great officant but a great person !

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Allan Mestel Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Ellen L.
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Allan did a fabulous job as the photographer of my wedding. He ended up with many more pictures than I expected and they are lovely. I would highly recommend him for any event. Ellie Longo Ticola

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Timeless Tempo Entertainment
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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DJ Ross Royce did a great job at our wedding! He was very professional, fun and great at reading the crowd and going with the flow. If I ever need to hire another DJ, I'm calling DJ Ross Royce first.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Howard K.
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Cheryl created an amazing environment in our condo for a very special 40th wedding anniversary. The food and service were top end and an excellent alternative to a hi end restaurant that is oh so predictable. I'd be very happy to recommend Cheryl to anyone. As you Americans say....awesome!

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Heartmann Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina H.
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Colleen is amazing! My husband and I adored her from the day that we met her! We had our engagement shoot with her as well as our wedding. She went above and beyond, her personality was awesome and the pictures were wonderful! We would highly recommend her.

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie F.
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Dawn provided her event planning services for our wedding in 2015 on Clearwater Beach. She made our entire event run flawlessly without a glitch! I felt confident and comfortable handing over all the planning details to Dawn. She is always pleasant, fun, very reliable, and easy to work with. She has wonderful ideas, and she is extremely helpful and efficient. I highly recommend Epic Events for all of your event needs! I will definitely be using Dawn to plan future events.

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Gloria Bloise Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer F.
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Gloria was amazing! She has such a calming demeanor and it's obvious that she loves what she does. She was patient, understanding and captured our wedding perfectly. We wanted very candid shots. Other than family photos, we didn't even realize she was there. We've only receive a few photos from our wedding, but the one's she sent were, AMAZING! We cannot wait to see the rest!! Gloria has aligned her talents with her passion and it shines through her work. Thank you so much for everything! Love, Jennifer and John Yerkov

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Sunshine Portrait Studio
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April A.
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Joanne was a pleasure and helped me in every way with a sensitive project for my Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary portrait. I will highly recommend her and I will also Always use her for my future needs.

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JVK Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda B.
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Love Jessica! She's done my wedding, my family shoots, my boudoir session, and my baby girls 1st year cakes smash! Definitively recommend her! She's a hard worker and loves what she does and it shows!

Rev. Alan Bosmeny
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Brook C.
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Pastor Alan and his beautiful wife flew across the country to officiate our wedding in Yosemite, California. We are so very thankful that he was willing to go above and beyond to make our day very special. He was sensitive to what we wanted in our ceremony. He also assisted in providing structure,"procedure" and content to the ceremony that was significant to us. He is well spoken, funny and eased our minds about our day. We knew by having him there the ceremony would go perfectly, which it did. We are Eternally graitful that he did such an amazing job for us on our special day.

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn M.
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We hired Brandon to video our wedding.His work we had seen online was very professional and exactly what I imagined I’d want my own to be like! And now I do have my own and we LOVE it. The most perfect way to remember your wedding day.Hire BrandonFateFilms!! He was the best vendor we hired!!;)

DJ PeeDee Entertainment
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
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DJ PeeDee did an absolutely amazing job for our Son, and his Bride's wedding. I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting to have a DJ that handles everything so smoothly! He made their special day so fun and memorable for all. He met with us months ahead of time, stayed in close contact, did everything requested, and with a wonderful personality. I can't give him enough praise for a job well done!

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Heather Rose Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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I liked Jill's initial ideas, and she kept making tweaks until the logo design for my consulting company was perfect. I felt like she fully understood my needs and delivered exactly what I was hoping to get. While I'm in Ohio and she's in Arkansas, I felt like we almost knew one another, as her communications were friendly, professional, and prompt. I liked Jill's work so much that I also hired her to design a logo for our upcoming wedding. Two of the designs were so good that we decided to purchase them both! Hire Jill without reservation. I am sure I will be asking her for help on a project again soon, and will refer her to others without hesitation.

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Stacy Washburn Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Stacy did such an incredible job with our wedding pictures. She made the process easy for us and worked with us to get great pictures even though we’re both awkward behind the camera. We’ve received so many compliments on them and definitely look forward to working with her again!

Evaniss
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise P.
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Elena worked my naturally curly but fine hair into an amazing formal style that held in place for days while traveling to my sister-in laws wedding. It looked relaxed and soft but never lost shape. I even slept on it 1 night. The entire session was less than an hour but looked like it was finely crafted over several hours.

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.

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  • Planning type
    Ceremony, Reception, Lighting
  • Number of guests
    120-200
  • Details
    Looking mainly for drape decoration
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