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Fort Lauderdale Event Planning Companies

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Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea F.
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Dade County Food Group was extremely easy to work with leading up to my event, planning my menu and doing a pre event visit. The day of their staff was punctual, extremely helpful, were one step ahead of me every step of the way. The food was exactly what I was looking for for my event and the guests had great things to say. I will definitely be using them again as well as recommending to my tenants on campus.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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David and his team were absolutely awesome from start to finish! He catered 2 events for me back to back and was extremely flexible and very patient every step of the way making sure to consider food allergies and personal preferences. The food was AHHHmazing!! Friends are still emailing me about the apple pie (one of the desserts he prepared from scratch!) he arrived on time and went out of his way to prepare Brunch earlier than scheduled for our group to accommodate us! I would highly recommend him for any events and can't wait to use his services again when we plan another event!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Melisa H.
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Damaris provided us an excellent service, she helped us with the planning of the ceremony and she gave us a reasonable price. i was completely happy with her service my wedding was beautiful.

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Barbara Yolles
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurelia E.
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Barbara is an experience event staffer. Her staff was professional, punctual, friendly and excellent in carrying out their duties. Barbara helped with the final planning and ensured that our event ran smoothly. I would highly recommend her services and staff!

Didi Decor
4.1
from 64 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia B.
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Maria Dido was very receptive to the children. My daughter enjoyed her. She was great with the face painting and balloon making. My daughter and her school friends loved Minnie Mouse as she dressed for the part. Maria Dido was very kind and patient with the kids and our family. We will hire her again for more birthday events.

  • 12 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
DAPHNEY C.
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Absolutely loved her. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family. She dressed in alignment to the theme of my event. I would for her to use her services at my next event v

Dynamic Destinations
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn C.
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Dale is an angel sent from the gardens of heaven. I moved to South Florida from Southern California (where downtown LA has flowers at amazing prices) and was shocked at the charges most florists down in Florida charge... Until I found Dale. Dale's calm and professional attitude made him so easy to work with. He was very honest with his prices upfront and asked me the type of flowers and look I wanted for the wedding. I started with a very small budget and he worked with it 100%. He offered alternatives to the flowers I wanted that were out of my budget. He gave me the same effect, beautiful colors and personal taste I was hoping for. As the months went by, my vision and budget grew and we created a beautiful display. I later found out he doesn't JUST do floral arrangement-he has so much more. In the end we ended up getting bouquets, buttonieres, corsages, centerpieces for the reception, sweetheart table decor, cocktail table decor, the floral arch, aisle flowers, ceiling fabric decor and a backdrop of lights for the sweetheart table at an amazing price. His attention to detail is perfect and he is honest about what he can do (which is a lot) He worked with my venue to get everything set up with plenty of time and more. Throughout the wedding planning process, I never had one doubt in my mind about him. His company gave me so much peace and confidence. My wedding ended up looking beautiful. I can't wait to get the photos back. I will also mention he offered to do a walk through of the venue with me prior, and was happy to meet with me any other time to go over details. He's a diamond in the rough, and I feel so lucky to have found him. I highly recommend him for your event.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane R.
Verified review

Lori catered a three day event for us. Everyone was pleased with the food. All meals were delivered on time and her staff was very helpful. We highly recommend Lori.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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Excellent service, they are very organized and responsible. The food is amazing... i totally recommend this company for all the events !!

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AllTypesOfEvents
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle B.
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She did am amazing job planning my son's 5th birthday. Everything turned out great from the decorations, coordinating with the vendors,and securing the location. She shopped for the best prices, was also willing and able to assist and very response to all my requests. Would defiantly hire again!

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly Y.
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Rene was great to work with and made my corporate dinner event a success!

Delux Events Decor
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea B.
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Delux Events Decor really took the time to work with me and customize my flower selection to the T! I absolutely loved my bridal bouquet and had numerous people compliment it. The bridesmaids bouquets were gorgeous as well! I planned my Miami wedding while living in New York. Yrene was extremely helpful when last minute changes needed to be made and made me feel great about my flower choices. Working with Delux Events Decor made planning from such a distance a lot easier! I highly recommend!

Go2Girl Events LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jezebel B.
Verified review

Working with Dali has been an amazing experience. Her expertise and professionalism exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Dali to anyone who needs event planning.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Evelyn C.
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Mariane's attention to detail is impeccable. From the beginning stages of planning my party to the final execution she gave it 110% all the time. She is awesome. You will not be disappointed when you work with her.

Actualité Event & Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandria M.
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I highly recommend Actualite Event and Design because Planning a wedding can be stressful and an overwhelming task for anyone, a lot of things needs to be done, right from calling your wedding photographer to the last ceremony of the wedding, everything is very important. You can get very exhausted if things aren’t done in a systematic way and in a proper order. Actualite Event and Design is top-notch planner and I am incredibly lucky to have had hire them. the staff made me feel as though they have everything 100% under control. Thanks to Actualite Event and Design staff For making my special day most enjoyable and remembering moment for me.

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Yamilia C.
Verified review

Excellent communication. Quickly responds to emails. Goes above and beyond to provide excellent service. We haven't had our event yet, but we did have a sampling and the food was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend their service to anyone seeking catering for any type of event.

  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah R.
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Had a 50th birthday party and it was a 70th theme and he was a night to remember because Social Butterfly Events, (SBE) brought my vision to light. The one thing I requested was a dessert bar and I must tell you the cupcakes came in different flavors and I fell over with the banana pudding and red velvet cupcakes. I have used (SBE) 4 times...and this is definitely my go to Event Planner for sure.

Atelier18 Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stella P.
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Miriam was the absolute best wedding planner! She took away all the stress of planning a wedding by listening to what we wanted and making my daughter dream come true. We experience the perfect wedding day all because of her. Every problem that there was, she somehow manage to work around it and handled the unexpected bumps in the road with calm and grace. She is very professional, organized and experienced and follows through with her promises. The flow of the event went smoothly and everyone had a great time. Not to mention the beautiful job she did decorating the Sweet Table and the Venue with a Vintage Elegant décor. She paid close attention to every detail in our meetings and everything came out exactly how we wanted. Aside from the wonderful planning, incredible decor and setup of my daughter’s wedding, I found that Miriam made the entire planning process a breeze. I always got a response as soon as humanly possible which really made us feel like a valued client. She goes above and beyond for her clients and I look forward to hiring her again for future events. Miriam you are a wonderful person and word cannot express how much gratitude we have that you planned this big event. Best decision we made was hiring you to for this wedding. Thanks so Much!

Legally Wed Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene C.
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I have been present at many of the parties and events organized by Eileen throughout the years. Never disappointed. Her attention to details is always on point. Every event she creates gets 5-Stars. From beginning to end truly amazing work! I honestly recommend anyone needing to plan an event, Eileen should be on your speed dial.

Sandy Beach Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

We hired Sandy for bartending and serving at our event and we couldn't be more pleased about it. She was very prompt, reliable pleasant. She provides an exceptional service and will definitely will hire her again for future events.

Pauline Merl Event Planner
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gwgs A.
Verified review

Pauline is so amazing and has great vision for design and decor. Her services made my wedding a breeze and stress free. I would truly recommend her to others especially those seeking a slice of Miami flare.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 much does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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