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Fort Lauderdale Wedding Event Planners

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Dade County Food Group
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
Verified review

My name is Hazel , I had requested many inquiries for caterers for my upcoming wedding. First wonderful impression Brian gave was that he was the first to response. What I loved about him and his company as well, was that he offered customized food menus to go with my liking. :) I thought that was wonderful. Unfortunately, I was not able to book him due to the budget I have and I had to settle for a banquet hall. I loved how he was attentive, that when I had forgotten to contact him for 2 days he kindly contacted me. I will ALWAYS reserve his information if another occasion comes, and I would DEFINITELY recommend him to my family, friends, and any other people out there. Keep up the good work Brian! :) Very outstanding and attentive customer service.

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Irene S.
Verified review

Tasty Creations Catering made me love Thumbtack so much more!! What a great way to start off with this app with an amazing experience with this catering company. Chef David and his awesome staff are truly a God send to our son's wedding event this past weekend. He hosted 125 people and everything turned out fantastic. He was extremely professional and accomodating. He worked around our budget and still made and served scrumptious food. He arrived early to set up. He was great in communicating with me and open and accomodating to my suggestions. He went above and beyond from what was expected from him and his staff. I have hired several catering company for parties I've held in my home and I can honestly say that Chef David and his staff truly rendered a phenomenal and memorable event for our family. I highly recommend him and his staff for any of your catering needs. Five Stars for Chef David and his team!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim A.
Verified review

Damaris married us yesterday! She was so flexible, good spirit! We decided to tell our guests that it was a surprise party for a birthday and that Damaris was a friend of mine. She played along until we made the big announcement to our guests that we had reunited them not only to celebrate my husband's birthday, but to attend our wedding ceremony. Damaris offered us many different options of vows, we made adjustments with her, she even provided printed copies in English for the guests that didn't speak Spanish for them to follow and feel included. She did a remarquable ceremony and many of guests made that comment to us afterwards. She is professional, more than punctual and a really nice and smiling person on top of this!

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Barbara Yolles
from 56 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cara D.
Verified review

Barbara was phenomenal when tending my wedding! We hired her for the wedding to bar tend and she did way more than that! Not only was she on time and she went out of her way, and did way more than hired to do. If you're considering hiring her for your event, you will make the best choice!!!!

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Randy D.
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My wife and I could not have been happier with That Awesome Entertainment Co. The company was recommended to us by my then brother-in-law to be who found them through good reviews online and after a very brief meeting, we had a good feeling about them. After meeting with Jessica and Franco, we pretty much knew we would pick them for our wedding. We felt they both understood us and our kind of music and the kind of atmosphere we were hoping for although we come from different cultures, Jessica and Franco assured us they would be able to create a fusion of the music that we relate to. Prior to our wedding both Jessica and Franco were in constant communication with us planning out everything. They made sure he could pronounce the bridal party and parent's names and they went over all the details of how the night would run. Jessica was also our wedding planner which made our life so much easier as she took care of gathering all the information from our other vendors, contacted them and made sure that they were all on the same page in order to deliver the best possible outcome on our big night. My wife and I had a few special requests which was addressed perfectly by Jessica and we went over the type of music that we wanted to be played throughout the night and Franco was able to get a good sense of what we wanted and crushed it. The dance floor was always full, even before dinner was served. So much that we didn’t even get a change to finish our food since the music was so great that the requests to dance with us were endless. So many people came up to us during the wedding and afterwards praising both Jessica and Franco. Our families come from very different cultures and on our wedding night the dance floor was basically a big melting pot where we all enjoyed all types of music. Both my wife and I have a distinct taste in music and thanks to Franco, our family and guests were able to experience that. We cannot thank you guys enough for what you did on what has been the most important night of our lives so far and we appreciate all the effort that you put into it. You guys were really AWESOME!!

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
Verified review

2 thumbs up for Lori Rizzo Events!!! You were truly amazing in bringing the most scrumptious dinner platters to our daughter's wedding reception!!! Thank you for your quick email responses and fabulous ideas!!! You are the best and will be recommended to my friends & family.

Paella VIP
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lyris V.
Verified review

Jorge is FABULOUS!! Jorge catered our 20th wedding anniversary in December 2013 and was magnificent. Authentic delicious paella! Not only was the paella delicious, the presentation was incredible. Thank you Jorge!! Amazing;-)

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from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha P.
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My husband and I hired AllTypes of Events for a wedding photobooth. They were professional, classy,and lots of fun. My wedding guests loved it and so did we.

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Events by Janeal
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

Janeal was amazing! Me and my wife hired her for our wedding. She was so professional and kind. Always quick to answer our questions. Highly recommended!!!

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Cafe Delish Catering
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

I met Renee by referral, as I was planning a wedding for two dear friends. Her energy, and expertise were the perfect fit! As is the case with any formal affair, there were daily changes, and I'm sure I was making her crazy! However, she never waivered, and kept her focus and energy. The food was exceptional! We chose to have three themed 'food stations'... Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean. and it was an elegant white on white affair! The location was at the Brides' home, on the water, under a clear topped tent, with amazing lighting, and under a full moon! She also handled the creation of huge and stunning Ice Vases as centerpieces. Her attention to detail, and her follow up were critical, and she and her crew received a rousing applause from the wedding guests! I even managed to get her out of the kitchen and onto the dance floor, for "Because I'm Happy!" One additional note... I was not only the wedding planner, but I was also in the wedding party, so my nerves were on edge, being at the church, while things unfolded at the reception. We arrived in our limos to find everything moving right along as planned! Hope to work with her team again in the future. Everything was Absolutely Delish! Thank you, Renee!!

Rice Catering, Inc.
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Aina B.
Verified review

Wally was absolutely fantastic! I hired him to cater my wedding and I could not have asked for better service. I will definitely be using him again in the future!

Go2Girl Events LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Riki G.
Verified review

I'm so happy someone told me to download thumbtack. I work crazy hours and needed someone to just deal and handle everything. The venue I wanted was a beach venue and hadn't had a wedding yet (so they had no clue about times, order etc). I started freaking out and attended a work event hosted by Daly at Go2Girl then I saw she was on thumbtack so I reached out to her. Anyhow she took all my Pinterest pins and scatter brain notes and made my wedding dreams come true (I wish I found her sooner so I didn't have all that stress I was dealing with) She's great with time lines and dealing with vendors

Color My Dream
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rev. Scott G.
Verified review

In the many, many years I have been officiating wedding ceremonies, I have worked with many dozens of wedding planners. I must say that Ana at Color My Dream is one of the best planners I have had the privilege of working with. She consistently followed up with me throughout the entire planning process, ensuring that I was meeting the needs of the bride and groom, and providing me with updates in a timely basis. On the day of the event, severe weather required quick thinking and last minute changes, and she was able to navigate these professionally and politely at all times. It is a true pleasure to have worked with Ana, and I am looking forward to our continued professional relationship in the future. She comes to you with high recommendations and trust.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christeen H.
Verified review

Mariane did a phenomenal job helping me plan my wedding. Her and her team didn't miss any single detail. She handled my venue and worked out with them the details A-Z just like how I explained to her in the early stages of the planning and it turned out exactly how I wanted from the room set up, the layout of the tables and dance floor the linen all the way to when exactly I wanted the doors to be opened. Every single detail was taken care of and everything matched and all the hand made pieces are so unique and beautiful. The center pieces, my gorgeous bouquet, carefully hand crafted boutonniere, all the ladies on my side had beautifully made bracelet corsage's(yes! She made those too!!!!)My gift box was even decorated with her own added touch. You will not find more of a detailed oriented wedding planner that will help u execute your perfect day! Mariane and her team made sure that everything went smoothly and the timeline was followed by all my vendors and hotel staff. She was so pleasant to work with, and she also has some amazing ideas if your completely lost like I was in the beginning. She is worth every penny, you will not be disappointed! Highly highly recommend tres chic! My day was perfect because of her. I still get so many compliments on how beautiful my wedding was. Thank you so much Mariane and your team for bringing to life my day the way I imagined it and more!!!

Come True Events
from 12 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
Verified review

I was lucky enough to find Frankie to put together my absolute dream wedding! I don’t know how she did it but from start to finish I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Her knowledge and contacts were all professional and dependable! The venue was perfect for our small wedding. All of my guests raved about the delicious food and amazing cake! I actually was able to enjoy myself without worrying about a single thing! I highly recommend Frankie to anyone who is looking for an event coordinator. The photographer even custom made a video of the entire day so we can treasure it forever!!! Best experience ever!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Daniela Z.
Verified review

Working with Crystall Ball Events was a wonderful experience. As someone who decided to plan her own wedding, it was crucial to count with reliable, professional, and understanding vendors, and this company exceeded my expectations. They delivered my bridal bouquet and the other accesories on the dot and they were so amazingly beautiful! Furthermore, they are so nice, patient and kind, that it felt so easy to talk to, and I immediately felt like I was in good hands. All in all, I will continue to work with them in any future events and I highly recommend them to anyone.

Palm Trees to Peonies
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan R.
Verified review

I love Palm Trees to Peonies! Aynsley has such unique and creative ideas and really brings those ideas to life. She is extremely reliable. I'd recommend this company to anyone looking to make a wedding or event unforgettable!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah R.
Verified review

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.

Legally Wed Events
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene C.
Verified review

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
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry S.
Verified review

We had the wedding of a lifetime thanks to Sandy! Our glorious beach wedding took place on Fort Lauderdale beach where Sandy helped us to organize the wedding and was our wedding officiant. We couldn't have done it without her! Weddings can be fraught with stress, but Sandy helped to make ours wonderful. We worked closely with her on our wedding vows and the ceremony was perfect. I highly recommend Sandy for your event.

LCC Events
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Katherine P.
Verified review

Hiring LCC Events was the best decision my (now) husband and I made when it came to planning our wedding. From the very beginning Carolina made us feel like we were her only priority. She promptly handled a few problems that came up and executed everything with complete professionalism. She kept all her promises and delivered amazing results. Our wedding was so beautiful my husband cried (if you knew him you would understand). It’s been a little over a year now and people are still commenting on how great our wedding was. LLC Events will definitely plan all our future events... hopefully a baby shower next!

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 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 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. 

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