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Fort Walton Beach Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fort Walton Beach.

  • 17 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
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I knew I wanted a beach wedding and had no idea where to start to planning something out of state, until I found Amanda at Beach Beginnings. The photography drew me to them while shopping for the photographer, officiant, etc needed for the wedding. I then started emailing with Amanda, soon after we spoke on the phone even with my crazy schedule and she reassured everything I was looking for.. they were perfect! I couldn't have been more pleased with the responses, assistance with having no idea what I needed, and the photographer was very good at what she did, as well!

Gulf Coast Bartenders
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Claire L.
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Scott and Nalani did an amazing job bartending my son's wedding at Destin Bay House. Very friendly, professional and went out of their way to make sure everything was right and everyone was taken care of. I heartily recommend them for their work ethic and reasonable charge. Claire L.

Fly Records Entertainment
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Mylene M.
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I did a DIY wedding in Pensacola, Fl. My husband suggested using Thumbtack to find a DJ. I had never heard of it before, but I met Angie thru this app. I spoke to her a couple of times over the phone. She was responsive, enthusiastic, and professional. She was more then helpful with all my uncertainties and questions. She even made accommodations for a portable speaker to play music during my wedding ceremony on the beach. I provided a song list a couple days before the wedding and she never complained. They arrived on time and I think they played most of the songs on the list. I was too busy having fun so I couldn't remember. Lol....I would only change 2 things, #1. Our 1st dance song with my husband should have been in Spanish (but its not they're fault, I don't think I relayed that info). #2 I would have liked for the DJ to amp up the guests a little bit more. Although it was an outdoor party in a residential area, so not sure if that would've been appropriate. I was skeptical about hiring a DJ that I've never heard of before but all in all the music was great and I would definitely recommend this DJ husband and wife duo. Thanks. ☺

Weddings by Lydia
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana G.
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“Getting engaged was so exciting but planning a wedding seemed overwhelming! I didn’t know where to start and I work full time. I was so relieved when a friend recommended Weddings by Lydia. Lydia and Donnette were so supportive and knowledgeable and were lots of fun, too! Lydia came with me to meet the vendors she recommended to discuss the ideas I had for my wedding. She stayed in touch with me on a regular basis to update me and to answer my questions. My mother loved the wedding reception because she was able to visit with family and friends while Weddings by Lydia had everything under control. I will remember it forever and I would recommend Weddings by Lydia to anyone”!! Diana G., Pensacola, FL

Weddings by Shawn
3.6
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hayden S.
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Shawn was great to work with! I would definitely recommend her services for your wedding! 850 Events LLC

Beachfront Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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Aaron was flexible, considerate and an excellent communicator throughout the process. We have small children, but Aaron helped keep them entertained and was full of suggestions to keep them looking their best.

C3 Catering, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan A.
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We were so pleased with the Food, Creativity, Customer Service and Professionalism of the Coastal Cottage Catering (Charlie Puska) team. Our wedding reception dinner was fabulous and just as we had imagined. We would highly recommend them for any special event in the 30A area. Thank you so much!

An Occasion to Remember
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tyra F.
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Dawn performed my wedding ceremony and was wonderful! She took the time to join us for lunch to meet and discuss my wedding! She was so easy to work with and has great communication during the whole planning process!! She definitely helped make my day so special!

Emerald Sand Planners
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Kristin F.
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Dolly and Michelle did an amazing job on our wedding. They stayed within our budget we had, and communicated every little detail back to us. I didn't have to worry about anything. We got to enjoy our guest during and after the wedding. I will be referring my friends to these ladies.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do Christian weddings, funerals, premarital counseling, Christian life coaching, and Christian event planning.

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We offer event and floral design for weddings, showers, and corporate events. Our specialty is weddings. We offer wedding planning on a limited basis. We are a boutique wedding florist serving the Destin, Florida area. Our creations are artistic and stunning from the small intimate wedding to the large and elegant affair. Contact us; we'd love to discuss your big day.

  • 6 years in business
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Destination wedding planning can be extremely stressful. Hiring Emerald Beach Weddings elevates that stress. We know who the best photographers, officiants, DJs and florists are, and we book them for you. We stay in contact with them and coordinate the setups for your wedding and reception ceremony.

  • 6 years in business
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Full service wedding planner specializing in destination weddings. Offering full planning packages to customize your special day.

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We provide professional friendly service. Our event oordinators will work with you from beginning to end to make all your dreams come true....we want you to .... Live ....in the moment Laugh ...everyday Love. ...Always and Forever❤

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Our services include the ceremony, music, videographer, photographer. You can pick one service or all. We have designed some special package deals to suit your needs. Our DJ company has an excellent sound system with lights and wireless mics. We are very easy to work with and can help run your reception so you can relax and enjoy your special day. Small, Intimate, Romantic weddings are our specialty. Planning a wedding from hundreds of miles away can be difficult and stressful. Our goal is to help create a beautiful, stress-free wedding.

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We specialize in day-of coordination; it's designed with the do-it-yourself client in mind. Fleur de Lis Event Consulting does much more than simply showing up on the day of the wedding or event. We meet with our clients, and we go over their vision months before the actual event. We are a company that listens and spends the necessary time to construct the perfect day according to the wishes of our clients. We assist in planning and organizing weddings and other important events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, showers and any other occasion that requires a professional touch.

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The wedding of your dreams is what I plan. Every detail is incorporated into the fabric of lace, flowers, and music until you have an unforgettable wedding of the heart. My beautiful wedding will create a lifetime of happy memories. I would be honored to officiate, if the client prefers.

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I live on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is one of the best places to have a destination wedding! Are you thinking of having your dream wedding planned without the hassle? Sit back and relax, and let me plan your wedding!

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We are very eager to announce our new service, candy buffets! A bridal consultant company, Happy Tears Weddings services the Panama City Beach and nearby areas. We are a full-service company which offers complete consulting services for holy unions, anniversaries and weddings; and now, proposals too. Our consultants are dedicated and experienced professionals. Happy Tears Weddings always provides undivided attention to our clients. We are family-owned and operated. Happy Tears is stands apart from other planners since we only do one wedding a day, so you don't have to wonder if we can make it on time! Unlike some other planners, there are also no wedding party restrictions whatsoever!

  • 15 years in business
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We pay special attention to details. We make sure we shoot the bride in just the right angle and light so that she will be the most beautiful bride on her special day.

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Samantha Jackson has literally been planning events for over a decade. Samantha prides herself on being able to find her clients the best value for their budget, without sacrificing quality. She is able to produce flawless events and loves being under pressure. Samantha Jackson has used her creative flair and attention to the smallest details to plan weddings of all types and sizes. Samantha ensures each wedding reflects personal touches from the couple. All weddings are custom designed and never replicated from the last. Samantha feels that the biggest challenge facing today's brides is finding someone who will listen and then transform the dream into reality, while respecting their vision and their budget. Samantha Jackson is an accredited bridal consultant through the successful completion of the Professional Development Program with the Association of Bridal Consultants. Samantha is one of eight in Florida and one of less than fifty worldwide to hold this prestigious designation. Samantha is the only Accredited Bridal Consultant(TM) in Northwest Florida. This peer-reviewed designation is awarded to a Professional Bridal Consultant(TM) who undergoes a portfolio review, received ongoing education, and received recommendations from clients and other wedding professionals. Samantha believes that continuing education is the key to staying abreast of current trends and making them work for her brides. Samantha Jackson brings to the table seven years of experience in sales/negotiation and two years experience in human resources. Samantha Jackson graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. She has a double major in political science and history.

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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