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Duluth Event Planners

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

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Trendy Fun Party
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tavia H.
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Words can't describe how awesome my daughter's sweet 16 party turned out thanks to Trendy Fun Party event planners. Monica and Diego were professional from the very beginning and kept me in the loop with every aspect of the planning. They turned the space into a cocktail themed party. Diego also was the hired photographer for the event and took some amazing photos. My daughter loved it and was the topic of the day when she went to school. Thank you both for making this event so special and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to plan an event.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

Marcus did a wonderful job with our event. Many people raved about the food and asked for his contact information for their upcoming events. I would highly recommend him and I would use him again. :-)

Special Event Factory
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Judith O.
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I had an awesome experience with Special Event Favtory. The services provided were excellent and exceptional. The bridal shower planned and executed for my cousin was awesome!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 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!

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Bleu Soiree
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

I used Lanette for Day-of-Coordination services for my wedding and would definitely recommend her! She went above and beyond to help me with lots of details the week of (e.g. help with decorations, escort card organization) and was easily accessible for any last-minute advice/questions. At the wedding, she was crucial in helping the day flow smoothly, troubleshooting, and picking up all of the things people had left behind at the church and the reception. Her value could not have been beat. She was a lot less than many planners quoted me and I can't imagine anyone doing a better job.

Events On-Site
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Joi E.
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I originally was trying to book another company for my mom’s 80th birthday party that is widely known. However they became slow in responding so I decided to find another vendor. This was my first time using Events On-Site and Thumbtack and it was a great experience. My event planner liked Stephanie’s company and said she would consider them for future projects.

  • 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!

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Your Favorite Bartender LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 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.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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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.

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.

J.A.B Security LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
Verified review

JAB Security is the only security company that I conduct business with in the Atlanta area. As an event planner, I attempt to have as little error as possible and the JAB team assists me in achieving my goal each time I work with them. They are always friendly to the guest, punctual, properly dressed, and flexible with whatever needs I may have. They are my first and only choice when deciding upon security services.

Fonix Entertainment LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

They are really friendly, hard working people... they made our event amazing! Their tools to help us organize our event and their customer service made us completely relaxed before the event and all our guests talked about how awesome our DJ was after the event! I strongly recommend them!!

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your Nuptial DOC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jody B.
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Your Nuptial Doc met all my event planning needs. She was pleasant to work with, very professional, and she executed my design vision for my event.

The Cake and Company
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rory M.
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Ms.Williams did a wonderful job on our cake and it tasted great despite our weird request. I highly recommend for future events

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolann W.
Verified review

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.

Carrie Events
4.2
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela P.
Verified review

Carrie is vibrant professional who loves event planning and coordinating. She was easy to work with and made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process of coordinating my wedding. She is reasonably priced and will go above and beyond the call of duty. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rachelle B.
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Get It Started Event Planning planned a magical bridal shower for my best friend! From the games and décor to the food, Bloody Mary bar, Mimosa bar, and photo booth it was everything I could have hoped for. I really enjoyed working with Amanda and not only did she listen to my ideas and wants but she also provided ideas of her own that I never even would have dreamed of. My best friend was over the moon and I was so happy to provide her with the party she deserved. I would highly recommend Amanda and her company.

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

Events by Bridget
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Bridget did a great job catering my corporate event. She went out of her way to handle a last minute request by my client. I would highly recommend her.

The Party Mom
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
Verified review

She planned wedding for my daughter. Stayed in budget and was respectful of the budget. Very professional and the quality of everything from the venue to the flowers, to the table pieces to the food was phenomenal. We were all very please and received a lot of compliments on the event.

Events By T.Sheree'
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
P. I. B.
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When you desire an impressive look, even with a hectic lifestyle, Events by T.Sheree, takes your "fuss" out of your event success, and replaces it with confident assurance that the job is done!

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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