Dunedin, FL406 Event Planners near you

Where do you need the event planner?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Dunedin Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dunedin.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tena N.
Verified review

Sandy' company provided the linens for my wedding reception and more, she went above and beyond in so many ways!!! If I had met her sooner , I would had her do my catering as well! If you are looking for an event planner who specializes in customer service with a personal touch, look no further !!

Beachangels Weddings
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Haley K.
Verified review

Vicki is an absolutely incredible wedding planner! She loves what she does, and her passion shines through her work! She went above and beyond to make our wedding special and we cannot thank her enough. I would most definitely recommend her services as a planner/coordinator!

Top Pro
Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
Verified review

Dawn was our event planner for many years at our 200 unit beach condo community.Everything was done so superbly and impeccably. We looked so forward to every party because we knew Dawn made sure everything was perfect. She not only planned parties on site, she would organize many bussed events such as going to the Casino or going on the Starlite Majesty. So no matter what the event, Dawn will make sure it happens. And if you're looking for some good food,Dawn is the one you want. What a great chef!! I don't think there's anything she can't do.

Top Pro
B. Remembered Events
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara A.
Verified review

This past weekend, my company provided the catering service for a B. Remembered Events. The communication for the wedding was informative, timely and produced a smooth experience for my company. In addition, the venue was awesome and the organization the days before and day of the event was superior. The wedding and reception was beautifully done And would highly recommend clients and vendors to do business with this company!

Outside the Box Rentals
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
Verified review

We loved working with AnnMarie and her staff! Our client was very pleased with the draping provided for her reception venue. Sandy Baez Catering & Event Planning Coordinator Once Upon an Event of Tampa Bay, LLC

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jolie F.
Verified review

Tanya is a diligent, detail oriented, highly reliable and morally upstanding person who strives for the best in all of her endeavors. She has amazing vision and is excellent at project management and event planning. Tanya is never satisfied with mediocrity and always goes the extra mile for her clients.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan B.
Verified review

Our experience was amazing! Due to an unexpected loss in the family, we needed catering service with short notice. Renowned catering not only replied quickly but with a reasonable price. Laura, the owner, provided a proposed menu by the end of the day and met our every request without hesitation. On the day of the event, the set up was just as desired and the staff was friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. The food tasted amazing and was of fantastic quality. This catering company made our experience seamless, which was a blessing through this difficult time.

The Joy of Weddings
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

Where could I possibly begin about Tammy? Tammy made my wedding ten times more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. She is a wonderful caring person, and her passion for people is an inspiration. She was constantly doing everything possible to make our planning-lives easier. She helped us setup the entire wedding, even arriving to the venue four hours before to make sure the vendors did as expected and to place centerpieces and such. She stayed throughout the entire reception, even packing our things into the limo (including cake for us) and getting everyone together for the send off. Tammy is without a doubt the best decision I made for the wedding, except my husband of course. But she is so much more than just a helping hand. Tammy is one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and she truly helped keep me calm when no one else could. She is incredibly underpaid and underappreciated, because I can only imagine the amazing behind the scenes things she did for us. Tammy is truly an angel, and if you want an incredible wedding, than she's the one person you MUST hire.

Coastal Coordinating
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Stefani N.
Verified review

Katy and her team are amazing!! I am used to planning events but when it came to my daughter's wedding I hired Katy and she made the planning so seamless!! The wedding and reception were everything and much more than what my daughter and I envisioned!! Thank you Coastal Coordinating!

Spenceley Weddings
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina P.
Verified review

Excellent experience with Chelsea as our wedding planner. She was extremely helpful throughout the planning process, giving great money saving tips and suggestions. The day of the wedding, she kept me calm throughout the whole event and made sure everything went smoothly and took care of any issues that did arise. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a wedding planner!

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lovell J.
Verified review

Their customer care of honesty and integrity was second to none. My event was very timely and professional. They made sure that my event from start to finish was completely successful and accomplished in high class. Liz care to make my dreamful event a dream come true and went they adove and beyond to ensure that it will always be taught of and never forgotten.

Parties A' La Carte
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Missy K.
Verified review

Jessica is the perfect balance of take charge and friendly--exactly what you need when planning an event. She handled a very intricate wedding featuring a lot of children with grace, humor and finesse. I not only highly recommend her, but look forward to working with her again as my new husband and I plan more events in coming years.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Qadeerah A.
Verified review

Angel catered my wedding in May. She and her crew made sure everything was wonderful! The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. Contacting Angel was very easy and she made sure to answer any questions I had. My guest loved the food,especially the rosemary mashed potatoes! They were to die for. I definitely recommend Kirklands Kuisine for any event. Thank you!!

The Secret Chef
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alec M.
Verified review

Sean & his team did a great job preparing interesting and delicious meals for our group over the course of 3 days last week. I'd enthusiastically recommend the Secret Chef and plan to use their service in the future.

iKonic Event Planning, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
LESLEY T.
Verified review

I hired Ikonic Event Planning to plan my entire wedding. I could not have been more pleased with my decision! I told Sarah that I wanted my wedding to have a "police theme" (my husband is a patrol officer); she listened very carefully to my ideas and vision of what I wanted my Wedding to be, and then brought the whole thing to full and complete fruition! I wanted an elegant yet fun event, and that is precisely what I got. The venue I chose was outdoors (basically a "field" by the water), and Sarah used her creativity and artistic talent to turn the space into everything I envisioned, and more. Sarah thought of every minute detail, and the police theme was tastefully incorporated throughout. She hand-made many of the decorations. She kept me sane lol. All the other vendors enjoyed working with her; they actually made comments to me about how fantastic she is with her professionalism and attention to timing and detail. (I picked the vendors, but Sarah did the leg work by researching several options for me to choose from.) As it turned out, the music, cake, food, and ambiance blended so perfectly, that many of my guests commented that my wedding was the "best they've ever been to." And major bonus - I was working with a modest budget, and we even came in UNDER budget! Brides, look no further, you will be in great hands with Ikonic!

Bayside Event Rentals
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
Verified review

The guys did a great job setting up the event and were on time. Tent and Chairs were clean and reasonably priced.

Eventive
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

Claire was absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond what we were expecting when we had to hire a day of coordinator last minute. A month before our wedding everything turned into a disaster when our venue cancelled on us! We hired Claire Underhill and she saved us from so much stress. She was a joy to work with, friendly and professional. I couldn't have imagined a more organized and communicative individual to help my wife and I make our big day run as smooth as possible. We are so grateful for all of her hard work (as well as her assistant Allison!) Definitely the best decision we made out of all our vendors hired!

CM & M Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pasta Chef C.
Verified review

Owner personally comes to our events and shoots our set ups for our website. She does an amazing job and she is highly recommended.

Island Flavors and Tings
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Beatriz M.
Verified review

We used Island Flavors to cater a fundraising event of over 400 people. Helena and her staff were wonderful, the food was amazing, and the display was out of this world! Would recommend! Beatriz Maxson

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alethea H.
Verified review

I was impressed by Ms. Perez-Lague's professionalism and initiative in our initial phone conversation. I really look forward to working with her!

Tom P.
Verified review

Lisa created a memorial website with rsvp features to an event celebrating my spouse's life. She was very helpful and accommodating during a very stressful period for me and she did an excellent job combining photos, music and an overall esthetic.

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. 

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.