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Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 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
  • 95 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!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex J.
Verified review

Damaris was incredible. Not only as an officiant to our ceremony, but also by helping organize our bridal party, keep our bride at ease and recommend placement of the procession. She handled the wedding like a pro. She did our ceremony in bilingual nuptials and spoke clearly to the crowd. I highly recommend Damaris for a wedding of any size.

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
Verified review

We hired That Awesome Entertainment Co for our wedding planning and DJ services. Franco, the DJ, had everyone on their feet and truly kept the party alive. He was great to plan the song selection with, asked a lot of questions to make sure he knew what kind of mood we wanted to set. Jessica, the wedding planner helped prepare everything before the big day and was a huge lifesaver on the day of the wedding. All I wanted was a carefree day with no problems, and she made that come true. She coordinated with all of the vendors and made sure everything ran smoothly. They are the most easygoing, fun p eople to work with. Hire them, they are simply amazing!

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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.

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AllTypesOfEvents
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 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.

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Events by Janeal
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Ramiro O.
Verified review

Janeal was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible and worked around our dates,time, budget, and taste. She was easily accessible either via text or phone which is a major plus especially when dealing with people in South Florida. Upon our wedding day our home looked perfect and things could not have been any smoother. Janeal also recommended a DJ for our reception and he was affordable and a pleasure to work with. My wife and I will definitely do more business with Janeal and we recommend her to whoever is reading this. They will not be disappointed.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
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
5.0
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
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.

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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!!!

Actualité Event & Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina B.
Verified review

Fabienne you were the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Your staff is outstanding and made a huge difference from​ planning my wedding. Thank you for going out and beyond for me!

Come True Events
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha H.
Verified review

Frankie is amazing. My friend recommended her for my second wedding, which I wanted to be worry free. Frankie made all this possible. She was able to provide us with all the vendors we needed and everything was perfect. Frankie always had the big smile on her face even when I was a bridezilla and was always able to make smile right back. She was a pleasure to work with and made our special day amazing

Key Lime Parties & Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Not only was Megan great at what she did. She was a fun person which just made it so much more enjoyable. I worked with her as a day of planner which meant I had majority of the leg work done and at around 2 weeks prior she took over as far as communications with vendors and then on the wedding day she made sure everything was a dream. She went above and beyond my expectations. We booked the reception at the Lake Worth Casino, which requires clean up to be done after the event, she took care of that so my family and I could go home enjoy the rest of the night. She was amazing and I completely 100% recommend her. I plan on using her again for the next big event we have.

VIVIDLY POSH EVENTS
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

Elaine was with me every step of the way for all of my random questions, thoughts, etc as I was planning my wedding. She even came to my wedding dress alteration sessions, helped me select the perfect robes for my bridesmaids for our "getting ready" photos, met with my florist, came to my meetings with the catering manager at the hotel, and contacted All of my vendors to set up a timeline for The day of. I was having trouble incorporating one of my colors into the decor so she even offered to make beautiful little boxes for the tables that would act as another giveaway and would add a contrasting color to the whole decor. I could not have asked for a more dedicated wedding planner leading up to my actual wedding day.

  • 17 years in business
Jimena C.
Verified review

Thank you Irene!! for your professionalism, support and excellent customer service throughout all our wedding planning process. You were able to understand 100% our needs and you helped us making our wedding more than perfect! Many thanks to you and your team, you exceeded our expectations and made us feel grateful forever!!!!! J&C

Gather & Bloom Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

I chose Villa Lucia Events for my wedding! I could not have been happier to work with Diana and her team! She was extremely attentive and really helped me hone in on a theme for my wedding! I had a vision for how I wanted my wedding to feel and she brought my vision to life. She was extremely organized and set helpful reminders for all of our meetings with vendors. She has really great connects in the industry and helped me save $$$ - as you know, every cent counts when planning a wedding! My wedding was an absolutely fairytale - a dream come true! The day ran so smoothly, not a single issue! I highly recommend Diana and Villa Lucia Events for all so your special occasions!

Palm Trees to Peonies
5.0
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!

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.

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

LCC Events
5.0
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!

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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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