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Jacksonville Beach Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jacksonville Beach.

  • 23 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Arteshia W.
Verified review

Thank you for your professionalism and working to make my event exactly what I wanted.

A Twist of Color
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca N.
Verified review

I hired A Twist of Color for a very large event and found them to be professional and responsive every step of the way. Day of they arrived with plenty of time to get set up (we had ordered some large balloon sculptures to greet guests) and the quality of their work was top notch! People couldn't rave enough about their unique designs. I would hire them again in an instant.

Dan's Mobile DJ
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
Verified review

My father ran into Dan at a carnival he was very impressed with his set up. And hired him for my wedding . He made everything so easy . Also has a very helpful convienant website with a gig builder on it for everything you need for your event. Also the time line made the wedding so perfect for all the vendors . For anything I couldn't decide what I wanted for certain pieces of the wedding he found music I absolutely loved . I was so pleased how it all turned out, as the wedding grew closer I did not have a wedding event planner I was worried about keeping track of everything that was going on with the wedding that's when Dan suggested his wife crystal be a day planner to keep everything on track , which she has done before . She did a phenomenal job . Everything ran so smooth and everything went perfect . For the amount of money charged we felt we got such a good deal . The day of the wedding was perfect between the two of them everything was on time all the evened went flawlessly and turned out to be a beautiful day . Thank you so much Dan and crystal me and Ryan couldn't have done with without you . I would highly recommend everyone who has a upcoming wedding ;)

Purple Print Event Design
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna E.
Verified review

My wedding was this year in August and Chimere was my wedding coordinator. She did an amazing job with my decorations and helping me find all of my vendors. It was a pleasure to have Chimere coordinate my wedding and I will be using her in my future endeavors. I would highly recommend her for any event that you are planning.

BB's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
Verified review

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Planning for the event was excellent.

Jenju Enterprises, LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria D.
Verified review

Jennifer planned my husbands' event which was threefold, birthday, retirement and New Year's Eve all rolled into one. Although finding the right venue was a challenge, Jennifer never wavered in her commitment and stuck with me all the way. She came to appointments with me, helped with the decorations, the menu and working with vendors. She is always pleasant, professional and even tempered. The event turned out great. I could not have done it without Jennifer's knowledge and expertise. I would recommend Jennifer for the planning of any event. She's the best!

MS Event & Wedding Planning
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
Verified review

WOW! I think that is the only word that comes to mind when it comes to Meghan and her staff!!! It was such a pleasure to have MS Event & Planning on my side when it came to planning my wedding. Not only did they make my life stress free, they were there for me the whole way through....yes by my side for 22 months and they were patient and knew exactly how to deal with me! They took our ideas and dreams and made them into a reality! I could not be more happy with the results of Meghan and team! They are truly amazing and the best in the field! I will definitely be using MS Event & Planning for all my future needs and more!!

Drinks With L
5.0
from 10 reviews
    James D.
    Verified review

    Monteal was an OUTSTANDING bartender and will be my first choice for our next event. Drinks were excellent, service superb, professional and she got along with everyone. Your the best...

    Liberty's Story
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Clara T.
    Verified review

    The absolute best experience I could have wished for for my daughters wedding!!! April Myers you did an outstanding job of organizing and guiding us all through Danni’s special day! A personable, professional, and amazingly capable wedding planner! You and your family are nothing short of outstanding from start to finish! Every detail was perfect and nothing was overlooked! Thank you so much!

    J.R. Events
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 20 hires on Thumbtack
    Glen A.
    Verified review

    Top notch service! We organized a Quinceañera for our daughter and utilized J.R. Events for our servicing needs. From the beginning, both Jordan and Britain were fantastic! They were punctual, professional, friendly, and worked extremely hard to help our event be the best it could be. They were extremely consistent with portions (which is important when catering your own event), maintaining clean-up during the event, and post clean-up and breakdown duties. Our guests were super impressed with their work ethic and how fun and personable both Jordan and Britain were. I cannot say enough great things about them both! I would highly recommend J.R. Events for any and all event needs. Thanks again for helping make our event a success!

    Patty's Mexican Catering
    4.7
    from 6 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    LeaAnn G.
    Verified review

    I used Patty’s services for a baby shower of 30 people. Her food was fabulous. Nearly every guest had a compliment on how good her food was. She was professional, punctual and responsive. I hope I have another event where I can use her services. Thank you Patty!

    Front Street Eats
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Mike K.
    Verified review

    Chef Charlene, provided suggestions for the meal for my Aunt's Birthday Party Dinner. She was exceptional ! We actually came in $150 under our budget. The ingredients were Fresh and presented in a beautiful way. But not to intimidating for elderly people. She was down to earth, and provided a real home felt presence to our event. It was just like our Grandmother had prepared the meal. My family remarked she made everyone feel comfortable and she even prepared a quick vegetarian dish for my friend who brought a guest at last minute notice , who was vegan. THANKS ! For making our family gathering a true Success.

    About

    Houzen Event Planning & Design was established with your dreams in mind. Our main goal is to help groups, organizations and individuals create unique events with professional execution. We strive to protect the quality of your event while becoming the event planner of choice for all private and corporate affairs. Please visit our website for more information and a free consultation.

    About

    Hi. I am the owner and operator of Immaculately Yours Catering and Events. I have been in business for 10 years. I am a full-service caterer willing to customize my menu to your specific needs. I offer free tasting sessions by appointment. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks, Carmelita

    About

    With over 25 years in experience in wedding and special events, I offer coordination and planning of receptions. I believe in meeting each client face to face and discussing every little detail, so my clients will be assured that they will not have to worry about anything!

    About

    Hi, I have owned my catering business for 10 years. I provide full-service catering. We are able to customize your menu to your specific needs. References are available upon request. I provide free taste sessions to help you make your selections. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Carmelita

    About

    We offer transportation of documents, such as death certificates and legal documents. We also provide mobile notary and officiant services. We can also assist you in event planning for an additional cost. Please call us for pricing details.

    About

    I have 15 years of experience working in event planning. I've done events in Hyatt for the last two years. I have excellent negotiations skills, as well as creative talent to make sure your big day doesn't break the bank.

    About

    We're dedicated wedding planners/event planners. We can help plan any type of event. We have assorted packages to fit the budget's needs.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    K&L events are run by two sisters who have passion for events. We offer variety of event services with competitive prices. We enjoy any time of events, wedding, birthday, corporate events. Besides events we also provide clean up and set up services for events as well as one time residential and commercial clean up.

    About

    We have a full-service event planning boutique with a visionary style. We also specialize in sweet treats and favors for any occasion.

    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.

    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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