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Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel L.
Verified review

If you are looking for a caterer for any reason, stop your search here. Chef Brian is the greatest to work with! Dade County Food Group catered my 100 person wedding.... And HAMD MADE GNOCCHI for everyone. I believe Chef Carlos was up for many hours the night before rolling out the tiny gnocchi for my guests- now that's service! Cocktail hour was such a hit that my guests are still craving the chicken and waffles and bacon wrapped, goat cheese stuffed dates! (Ps- Please let Brian add bacon to your menu! They are bacon magicians). I had such a wonderful experience working with Brian and his entire team from the private food tasting, to his help with referrals, to my wedding day. Brian's staff was professional, looked great, was earlier than on time and even had everything cleaned and organized before they left. Now for Brian's wait staff and bartenders- my guests are STILL talking about the level or service they got! Usually people gush over the flowers, the food, or (blush) the bride! But my guests were most impressed with how wonderfully the staff served the food, tended the bar, cleaned up plates, and glasses never went empty! It started pouring after our cocktail hour, so Brian's staff physically moved one of the bars and all the alcohol/ drinks under the tent and kept pouring the bubbly. If there was an issue, I never knew about it. That's what you want on your wedding day- a caterer who serves amazing food and provides your guests with an amazing experience all while keeping you stress free! Thank you Brian, Carlos and team! You guys are my caterers for life !

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Tammy S.
Verified review

My wife and I hired this company to cater our wedding. We had a small wedding of 150 people. I say small because it was originally 225 people. Tasty Creations was certainly the right company to call for our wedding. They worked with our budget, and offered great choices to make our wedding possible with the size of wedding it was. The staff was always helping our guests and refilling water at the table. This was one of the main things that we wanted to ensure happened since it was an out door wedding. Josefina and Chef David ensured us that this would happen and it did. Many times you are promised the little things and they never happen, but not with this company. The food was amazing, hot, and had lots of flavor. We even had leftovers that Chef told us we could take home. He packaged them up for us, and we ate of them for a couple days since we had family still in town. Certainly a great company to use for a wedding and any catered function you may need them at.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Minerva D.
Verified review

As a wedding Planner/decorator I come across plenty of Officiates and I have to tell you no one like Damaris , I hired her for my own wedding OMG she is awesome. She made our wedding so beautiful and special. We had the love letter in the box ceremony everyone was talking about how great of a job she did. She responds quick; she is pleasant, she is punctual; always give clear answers to any questions you may have, great sense of humor Nothing I can say can describe her professionalism and how good she is. Brides hire her; you will absolutely love Damaris. Thanks Damaris

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
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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.

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AllTypesOfEvents
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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MARIA A.
Verified review

Amazing job, My son's birthday party was amazing, from the decoration, to the music. Every little detail was perfect. While in my son's party two of my friends contracted her. One for her wedding and the other one for her daughter's sweet sixteen.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 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!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

Mariane was amazing. She was on top of every single detail that made our wedding day perfect. She was always organized, eager, and help vender accountable. She will be sure to create your vision in any way possible!

Key Lime Parties & Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tia B.
Verified review

Meghan, you are incredible. Not yet have there been words created to announce your spectacular presence and work ethic. I have never in my life seen someone work, sweat, and put their whole heart into ensuring, with such passion, the unmeasurable amount of energy put toward creating the most amazing event of our lives. We contacted Meghan Mayo, Owner of Key Lime Parties, and inquired her assistance in the execution of our wedding day. From the moment we all shook hands and sat down to have our first meeting, her kind and patient demeanor was impeccable. Meghan kept us on track the whole way though, meeting with us in person often, offering ideas, and even calmed us in our most stressful times along the way, within the months leading up to our special day. Her recommendations for other necessary vendors were spot on, and suggestions were right inline with what we had envisioned for our Nuptual celebration. Never once did she allow a vendor to pressure us into anything we didn’t want as she stood on the front line to deliver an incredible occasion, and even had backup plans in place in the event something unforeseeable arose, such as organizing tents to be presented and constructed within minutes had there been a passing shower, or even a downpour, which would could have soaked the entire beach front out door event. Meghan made a checklist that organized the steps necessary to follow and complete along with spacing each task in a timely and soothing manner. She took the time to work with each of us personally to make sure that the collaboration of both sides of what we had envisioned were not only possible, but combined beautifully. Communication was honest, consistent, and goal oriented. In the days leading up, there was even a glitch where the officiant was unable to perform the service, which was due to our own personal planning error. She calmly went out of her way to reach out to available qualified persons, spoke with them personally, presented us with two options that reflected our beliefs, and had it taken care of within a day. In addition, Meghan made special stops for supplies and otherwise, which went above and beyond her requirements, and never brought it to my attention if there was even anything to worry about. She supplied many of her own personal props, in order to keep our overhead low and remain on budget, right down to a last minute beer run! With tears in my eyes as i recall every moment, we are so thankful. The day before the wedding, Meghan was at the venue, stringing lights, setting up tables and chairs, supplying power outlets to their necessary destination and planning the complete setup for the following day. The day of, i was and still am, so impressed with the one-woman manpower of her incredible talent. Decorations and necessities, which were presented to her in boxes, she then unloaded and placed everything appropriately. Welcoming table and scenery were breathtakingly mounted and designed in such a fashion that I could have never come up with myself. It was a beautiful arrangement. The most noteworthy trait of all, however, is her personality. Such a joy to be around, and a pleasure to work with. Ill never forget the moment when the ladies were all getting ready in the suite, and she came running up the stairs, in the middle of the outdoor set up, to make sure we had everything we needed, and even remembered my cocktail of choice, which she brought and already had chilled for us to enjoy as we had our hair and makeup done! Not only was i the bride, but Meghan made sure i felt like one. Though she only had minutes after her entire morning of hard work, she looked wonderful as she guided us to our path, gave us our cues, and orchestrated our ceremony to perfection. At the reception, my husband and i were served our dinners and cocktails, and even had plates brought to our room to eat after. Every detail was handled gracefully and respectfully. Thank you, Meghan Mayo, Key Lime Parties, for everything. Having you as our coordinator was by far the BEST decision made to ensure a PERFECT wedding day. I could go on forever about how honored we are to have you on our team. We wish you the very best, and HIGHLY recommend your services to everyone who wants their event to be as special as ours. Thank you again, Mr. and Mrs. Starr

Go2Girl Events LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 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

Actualité Event & Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Not only would I recommend any bride to have a wedding planner, but I would recommend Fabienne and her wonderful team in a heart beat. She was fantastic. She thought of every detail and took care of everything. Without her many things on my wedding day would have been a disaster and I would have had to deal with them. Instead I enjoyed myself and had an amazing wedding day. Thank you to Fabienne for a job well done.

Kall balloons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Vanessa ..
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Amazing party planner! I was very happy with everything she did! I couldn’t have chosen anyone better for my party! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Palm Trees to Peonies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires 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
  • 16 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
Verified review

Luxe lifestyle service did an excellent job at helping me plan my wedding. Their attention to detail was excellent and they really understood my vision and brought it to life. Special thanks to Melisa for all her hard work. I would recommend Luxe lifestyle to anyone because they are visionaries. I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked Into my reception hall!!! I was floored! This was the best day of my life and I will never forget how beautiful it was!!!!!

Legally Wed Events
5.0
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.

  • 10 years in business
Angela C.
Verified review

Johan and his team help us to coordinate our wedding ...at the end he provided me the florist , djs ,performers , decoration ... I can tell your « French touch » change everything ! We had a special and extraordinary wedding at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach , i don’t know how it would be without Johan . Merci !

The Pink Office Weddings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Keila D.
Verified review

​ The best Wedding Coordinator in Palm Beach! Jhoxan and her team are spectacular. She is kind and sweet and knows exactly what is needed before is needed. The service provided by The Pink Office Weddings went above and beyond of what we expected. Worth every penny spent! We are so thankful for everything you've done for us. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Love Keila & Drew

Events by Caron Cole
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Shay T.
Verified review

Caron did an amazing job helping to plan our wedding. Her advice and suggestions helped us to narrow down details. Everything from the furniture rentals to catering, we couldn’t have done it without her. She really made everything come together seamlessly.

KayCeE’s Events.....
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Latoya B.
Verified review

It has been a pleasure working with KayCeE’s events she has exceeded my expectations. She is such a down to earth person and her quality of work is breathtaking different from every other event planner I have worked with this far. I have absolutely no problem referring her to all my other moms or friends seeking an event planner.

Phoenix Event Planning LLC
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shanique C.
Verified review

Mrs. Verlinda was my event planner for my baby shower. This was my 1st baby and I wanted something small and intimate between my friends and family. I explain to her what I wanted how I wanted it and I know I was probably the hardest person to please, but I can honestly say Mrs V came through for me! She and her husband decorated the place so beautifully that when I walked in my mouth was to the floor. It was everything I imagined it to be and more. I highly recommend her to any and everyone.

Monica F.
Verified review

I really don't know what I would have done without Lizzie on our wedding day. Let me start off by saying that I was very particular with how I wanted our wedding day to feel and look. Lizzie was our champion from the start. She was our day coordinator but I would have given my right arm to have been able to have her there from the beginning. From dealing with the venue to vendors to the church and making sure we were always where we needed to be - she seemlessly did it all. Honestly something may have caught on fire and we would have never known it. She acted as our liaison between vendors. She even contacted them prior to our event making sure everything was set in order and that everyone was on the same page. In addition she was our buffer during the wedding so that way were weren't peppered with questions and could enjoy ourselves. All of our vendors loved her! We seriously could not have pulled off the wedding we always wanted if it weren't for her.

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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