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Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 113 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 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CANDEE D.
Verified review

I am so thrilled that we found Tasty Creations Catering for my daughter's wedding. This is the most professional Catering Company anyone could ever find. The communication between Chef David and his beautiful wife, are outstanding. I had asked question after question and always received responses back immediately or very soon after. They both made me feel special during this whole ordeal with the wedding planning. They were never too busy to communicate. After searching several Catering Companies, Tasty Creations came through with a superb menu for my daughter's wedding. They worked with us according to our budget and never did they make us feel like we were cheap with the dollar amount we were able to afford. Chef David set up a tasting for us and him and his wife came out to our place to do the tasting of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and even cake tasting. The remarkable thing about Chef David, is that all his food is prepared right in front of you at the tasting and everything is so fresh and delicious. He even cracks jokes while preparing the foods for tasting. He's from North Carolina, which told me right off the bat, that he was going to be good! Chef David is very unique as he comes out to the site of the event and doesn't bring already prepared food to just set on warming trays. He comes out to the event hours about 4 hours in advance and prepares each food item right there! I find that amazing as not many places offer that type of catering service. He is the best in our book and I would never look any further again. He was prompt and his serving staff was very professional looking and super pleasant. The food was so fresh and absolutely the most delicious food we have ever had. It was an honor to hear our guests keep complimenting the meal. As a side note, I was in a bind for our rehearsal dinner, and I contacted Chef David and explained it was short notice but I wanted to see if he could help us out. I told him we had a very limited dollar amount for the rehearsal dinner and explained briefly what we wanted to have that evening. Chef David got back with me a few hours later with a menu plan that was right in our budget and exactly what we were looking for as far as the dinner we had hoped to have. Chef David and Margarita are willing to work with you no matter what your budget may be and you never have to be embarrassed if you are limited in what you can spend. By the way, Chef David is the absolute best lasagna maker! We have ordered numerous trays from him just to have for ourselves for dinner. We have never found any restaurant that can come close to Chef David's lasagna! Hats off to the best Caterer in the world, Chef David from Tasty Creations Catering! (By the way, Chef David, you finally have a hat to wear)! Lol You can't go wrong with Tasty Creations Catering!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean Y.
Verified review

we had a fantastic wedding with Damaris. Highly recommended. She has coordinated from 1 to 10 and very much in detail as well.

Top Pro
  • 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.

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AllTypesOfEvents
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 17 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!

Delux Events Decor
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dalia F.
Verified review

We decided to get married in a matter of 1 month. We searched several places for venues and the prices were extremely exorbitant for a wedding of 30 people. So we decided to reduced the amount of people invited to our wedding. We were able to have a private, cozy, simple and elegant wedding at my parents house. It was our best decision we have made for a very affordable price. Yrene the manager was exceptional and very professional. We were able to get married as planned on 6/22/18. Thank you for making our dreams come true! My bouquet, table center pieces, table set up, and the food were the best we’ve seen or tasted compared to other wedding celebrations. Thank you for your guidance, and hope that many other couples enjoy your professional services as much as we did! Thanks Gonzalez Family

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

Color My Dream
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic L.
Verified review

A little over a year ago we made our first and most important investment for our wedding and that was to hire Ana from Color Me Mine. We had a destination wedding in Florida and needed help bringing it all together. From the first time we spoke with Ana, her kindness and excitement for our wedding were refreshing. Ana took the time to listen to our ideas and presented her expertise and knowledge of wedding planning. Ana always made us feel as though she had everything 100% under control. That no challenge was too big for her to handle. We loved everything she came up with! Ana even visited us when she was up north in New Jersey, and was relentless on making sure our wedding was the best ever! She even helped bargaining to get us the best deals possible from our vendors!!! Ana worked with us on our wedding to finalize timelines, confirm vendors, run rehearsal, and of course bring it all together on our special day. The day of the wedding ran so smoothly. Ana had every little detail worked out, every person in place, every special moment captured, just perfect...We are forever grateful for her hard work, commitment, passion, and enthusiasm that she had for our wedding. She was super organized and we were not worried about a single thing the whole day & night! Ana is phenomenal! Words cannot express my gratitude for Ana. Our wedding was something out of a fairy tale. It was the PERFECT wedding and it's all because of Ana. We came to her with a simple idea and she worked her magic and brought it to life. We were incredibly lucky to have had her as our planner and we also very fortunate that we ended up with a new friend through this all. We would recommend her and trust her with anything. We would definitely recommend Ana of Color me Mine to any couple who needs someone that would understand their vision and work tirelessly to make that vision reality.

Actualité Event & Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Aolanie J.
Verified review

The best Hire Fabienne and her team you won't be disappointed. My Official Planner in Palm Beach County. Thank you for a job well done and your honesty throughout my wedding planning process.

Key Lime Parties & Events
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 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

Up All Night Music DJs
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Alyson C.
    Verified review

    We used Up All Night Music for our recent wedding. We were highly impressed with everything. The lighting was amazing and Julio is a great DJ. We are so happy that we hired Up All Night Music DJ's. We highly recommend this company.

    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Matt D.
    Verified review

    Hasel was the event coordinator for a wedding here at Shelborne Wyndham Grand. She was extremely thorough and really ensured all details were perfectly taken care of. She was a dream to partner with and would definitely recommend her for any couples looking for assistance for their wedding. We would be honored to have her back at the property to host more beautiful weddings.

    Posh Events, LLC
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Frank D.
    Verified review

    They came up with great ideas and decorations for our party! The budget worked for us, and they made our party very memorable with the limited resources we had. I would definitely invite them to plan other parties for us, including perhaps our future wedding. It was great fun!

    Palm Trees to Peonies
    5.0
    from 7 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!

    MJ Events and Promotions
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Meredith M.
    Verified review

    Grateful I hired Joe Martinez to help me with the planning of my event. He made the experience both simple and fun. Joe spent time with me, and offered extra recommendations... which made the event extra special. I will definitely use Joe's services again in the near future.

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

    They are awesome and just want you to have a perfect wedding. We made new friends.

    • 12 years in business
    Cambreia B.
    Verified review

    They were an amazing team! I had a vision of what I wanted my wedding to be and they executed beyond my expectations!

    Rev. Keith Scott
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tim L.
    Verified review

    Keith was an absolutely amazing asset and essential part of our ceremony. He was thorough, thoughtful, and incredibly well organized. Not only was he helpful in the planning and discussions leading up to our wedding, his presence and demeanor day of and throughout the ceremony was nothing short of perfect. Keith is a very versatile and professional individual. He can be serious and professional, while also being the life of the event and humorous when the time is right. Our wedding would not have been the same without him. I would highly recommend Keith's services to anyone looking to fill such an integral role in their ceremony. With much love and respect to Keith, thank you! Tim & Kelsey Lucas

    Forever in Love
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dalizbel B.
    Verified review

    Linda did an amazing job serving as Officiant for a wedding I coordinated over the past weekend. I am looking forward to working with you and your team again!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kendra S.
    Verified review

    Moye's Weddings & Events did an exceptional job helping us with the planning of our wedding! Lolita was there for us from start to finish. Always available to answer our questions. On our wedding day we had NOTHING to worry about, we just showed up and had a great time. They were able to make our dream wedding come true. Thank you! Thank you! We recommended Moye's Weddings and Events to all of our family and friends

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    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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