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Athens Event Planners

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie R.
Verified review

Stephanie and her team did an amazing job with the catering at our wedding. Before the date even came we had great experiences tasting and working out the logistics of the event with them. We couldn't have asked for a better start to finish experience with them. They got there early and got to work right away setting up, and even helped us when it was coming down to the wire to set up a few things that weren't their responsibility. She knows how to run the show confidently and made sure we were happy at all times. They really helped out in more ways than just food, and were super supportive and adaptive when weather and schedules didn't go as planned. The table presentation was perfect, and we were able to pick from numerous options through them on settings and linens. On top of all that the important stuff, the food, was amazing! Specifically we had BBQ options with sides to match. It was all amazing, and everyone enjoyed it, especially the brisket. The jalapeno poppers were the bomb! The bartending service provided through them was great also. After the wedding we can say confidently they are the best value out there, and they were an absolute perfect choice for our wedding. Thank you guys!!!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Keely W.
Verified review

Daphne Woods with Function Events catered a delicious and visually appealing lunch for a last minute event (I booked 1 week prior to the event) for my client during the hectic month of December. Daphne was able to work within my budget, menu constraints and last minute changes and served delicious food - perfect for my event. Daphne is a FANTASTIC communicator and she kept me on my toes leading up to the event. Our client misplaced 2 of Daphne's red serving platters and Daphne did not charge us for our mistake and instead absorbed the loss. This is a fantastic example of Function Events incredible client service. I HIGHLY recommend using Daphne and team for any event you have in 2016 - that is... If she is not already booked by yours truly. Huge thank you Function Events!

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mo A.
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Worked with Fayleen for my event. She was amazing, super easy to work with, very accommodating, answered all my questions, had great prices and was able to fulfill all our crazy wishes. I will be using her company for all my future events and highly recommend her for yours as well!

Balloons by Jazzy & Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis B.
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Best event planner ever❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Balloons By Jazzy
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
Verified review

As an event planner I always look for dependable, prompt, professional vendors that can provide great service. I am very particular and have used Jazzy now for over 3 years and never have been disappointed. Anytime I need balloons, she is my go to girl. She is always on time and provides excellent balloon decor. I highly recommend this company for any of your balloon needs. Her prices are reasonable and I assure you, you won't be disappointed. Balloons by Jazzy always does a fab job!

Unique Events by Shollah
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

We didn't even think we needed a day of coordinator until we started seriously looking at logistics and planning just over a week out from our event. Sola was just what we needed. She didn't a great job of keeping things organized and keeping us involved in the party and not in the details. She did a great job attending to our needs even when we would forget to utilize her. I would recommend Sola for anyone planning an event.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela G.
Verified review

What a wonderful experience with Jennifer from Finer Soul. I was able to plan my event with her and she handled everything else. From the perfect floral center pieces to the delightful canapes that were served on silvery white platters our "White" party was a big hit. Jennifer used all white table linens, platters, and even provided a chocolate waterfall that was the perfect impact statement for our charity event. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

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Your Favorite Bartender LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark A.
Verified review

She did an exceptional job at a party I had for the holidays. Professionalism displayed in all facets. Very knowledgeable about drinks/cocktails. Displayed a positive and upbeat attitude during the entire event. Will definitely hire again for future events.

Events by Design, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bukky O.
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Events by design is amazing!!!!! The job is not done yet but she went ahead and looked at the venue and made suggestions based on that, she went above and beyond. Thanks Event by Design.

Heirlum Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Yaya O.
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Where do I even begin, Heirlum Events planned my entire wedding from start to finish. They were there every step of the way and made sure that the wedding went off without a hitch. The decor for my engagement day was stunning and the decor for my wedding day was breathtaking. My husband and I were blown away by the beauty of it all and how much detail was put into the space. I highly recommend Heirlum Events for all your special events, especially if you want a company that cares about your event like it was their own. Thank you sooooo much 🤗 Mr& Mrs Faletti

Always Over The Top Events
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eugine B.
Verified review

Nieca did an incredible job with our event. I planned a surprise birthday party for my wife and had no idea where to begin. With Nieca's help, we were able to have an amazing party and my wife was beyond pleased with the beautiful results. Nieca was very detail oriented, timely and responsive to every question, thought and idea I had regarding this party and she helped me to give my wife a birthday to always remember!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolann W.
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Finally Forever Wedding & Events LLC did an amazing job on our wedding, reception, and dinner. They made our day amazing! I would have questions at 8am or 8pm and Alicia was there for it all. Our guest still talk about how spectacular our wedding was. The best day of my life was stress free thanks to Alicia and her team.

INV Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Ashley was very professional. We enjoyed working with her. She made our event worth wild. Everything went as planned and we never had to worry about anything. Thank you so much INV Events...

DeLeon Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
Verified review

I cannot speak highly enough of Conchetta and her staff! Consummate professional, very detailed and thorough, and passionate about the work she does. She stepped in on short notice, with just a few days until our vow renewal and executed our vision to perfection. We're so appreciate we found her and would not hesitate to hire her again and recommend her for your event.

Chef Soul Garden in Law
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sui juris Gebann W.
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Chef Soul it was an honor to meet you and discuss beneficial health solutions. At first I was a little skeptical due to the one review on your profile page and being offered a cooking video of the meal prepared. Chef Soul would love to admit to you I stand corrected would love for you to be able to do many more of my catered events and being a guru/mentor for helping me revitalize my health. My smile is brighter my love for myself is a lot higher. My self-esteem for my vision of my future career and passion I have to thank you for the positive energy offered from conversation with you Chef. Thank you for being able to understand my point of view for the love I had for foods that were bringing me pain. Thank you for showing me the before and after process of your love for food as well. The transition you made to stay on healthy track with your meals is awesome. I thank you for the care package you mailed to me everything was intact in the box and nothing was missing. It was everything you described I love the art you added in the process as well. My favorite has to be the cashew milk none of the same additives found in milk but the health benefits I always imagined in my cereal. You’re an amazing soul chef and Happy person. Pray in time your garden and farm can be able to feed people all over the world. HAPPINESS RULES

Unique Events Unlimited
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Nallie A.
Verified review

Seberena did an excellent job planning Mae Ella Dixon's 90th Birthday Celebration in December 2015. It was professionally done. The decorations were beautiful and we would definitely use her expertise in the near future. All her planning made the celebration a success. Several guest commented on the well planned event. I wish much success to her future endeavors!

Patrice J.
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She brought my vision to life. I will use gleaming events for all my event needs

About

Motivate your event or business. We provide promotional models, catering, music production, model classes, photography, and event planning consultants. We have notary services and so much more. Our clients love us because we are a on- stop shop for everything.

About

We are a full-service event company. We are a one-stop shop for all of you event planning needs from the theme parties (adults and kids), dinner parties for two to over 200 persons and small events to large corporate events, from a cocktail party, elegant party, girls/guys night out and a just because party to divorce parties and benefits/fundraisers. We make enchanting moments that you and your guest will never forget. I am a event planner with a love for making events that are something to talk about. My pricing is reasonable and I can create custom event packages to accommodate your budget.

About

We make any kind of food and bring for you also we make persian foods

About

We provide professional event staff (banquet servers, waitstaff, chefs, bartenders, etc.) for various events, big or small. We can help host and set-up event space (residential or commercial) before guests arrive and cleanup after the last guests leave.

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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