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Best Dressed Events
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Kathy B.
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I found Michelle on Bravobride.com and I couldnt be happier. I am renting chair covers and isle runner from her for my daughters Sept. Wedding and I saved so much money by renting these items. She emails me with any answers to my questions so quickly. I well write again once I get and use her items but am so excited to work with her shes very helpful.

Precious Moments Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Lisa P.
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The food was delicious..seasoned to perfection.Delivered and setup on time.I would definately reccomend the company for your next event

Homes and Hearth, LLC
from 1 review
    Judy H.
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    I have attended many dinners at Gerhild's for large groups of people as well as receptions which she has coordinated. I can guarantee that you will not find a more creative event coordinator. To look at a table set for a reception that she has created is akin to looking at a Baroque still life painting. Everything is in full color and gorgeous. Her fruit bowls are amazing with overflowing mounds of grapes set in the perfect, elegant bowls. Plates and chargers, napkins and candles are all perfectly pulled together in colorful array. It's never a simple cheese platter; it's always huge chunks of cheese surrounded by fresh and dried fruits and nuts, looking over-the-top. And she is a superb cook and is experienced in cooking for crowds. She knows how to put together a menu for large groups that can be prepared successfully and ahead of time. No fussy labor-intensive cooking for a group of 75! She also clearly knows how to work with food purveyors to purchase food in large quantities. Knowing Gerhild as I do, I know that she is not extravagant; she knows how to prepare a spectacular meal on a budget.


    I love working with clients to helpachieve their vision for their special event! One stop florist, event planner and coordinator makes planning easier than ever!


    We specialize in wedding planning and decorating special events in southeastern Iowa. We are locally owned and operated by Margie Yoder and Jennifer Yoder Stout. We offer wedding and event planning, full and day-of services. We also offer full decorating, decor rental services, planning, and consulting services for wedding ceremony sites (indoor and outdoor), rehearsal dinners, receptions, and any major event, meeting or dinner party, inclusive of linens (over 40 colors to choose from), chair covers (white or black), chair sashes and table runners (over 40 colors to choose from), centerpieces, backdrops, lighting, staging, etc. For wedding and event planning we are happy to fit a customized package to your needs. Whether it be just rehearsal and day-of-wedding needs to full service we can help you with every aspect of your wedding.


    I am an event planner. I do weddings, music, entertainment, parties, graduations, and concerts. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


    At I party we believe that your party is an outward expression of you to your guests and friends. A party should reflect your personality and style. You won’t find any packages or themes because we take the time to get to know YOU! If you don’t have a concept for your party, we will work together to create a fantastic event. Everything at I party is "created" for you. We will design custom made invitations, decor, lavish cakes and more. Think “out of the box” because we don’t specialize in “the norm.”


    No matter what your event or budget is, big or small, we are able to provide you with an experience that you will have to tell your friends about. An event you and your friends will never forget.


    Hello! As you know planning a wedding or an event is hard work. You need to know whose services to use, and who is trustworthy. You also know that it takes a lot of planning and that takes time. I have experience with many vendors and know who is worth the money. I am an experienced planner and I am always looking for more events and weddings to plan. I do look forward to hearing from you. Services offered are: * Full Event Planning * Partial Event Planning * Day Of Planning * Consultation


    I would love to help you plan your next event. I have a great passion for planning events, no matter what it is. I also love to find the best deals and will do my best to find the best deals for you. I will get to know you and what you want before I make any decisions to make sure that you get the best event for you. I will not make any decisions without running it past you first. It is your event, and I want you to get what you want and to give your guests the best. I also have experience in doing a variety of events for a variety of people. Let me know if I can help you.


    Some people have a perfect vision, along with the resources, to plan their own event but want a professional to execute the plans they've put in place. Others want a fully customized event that incorporates their vision that they can just show up to and enjoy the day. Some people fall in between those two places and want some assistance during the planning process but also want a professional to run the day. I can customize a package that fits all of your needs; all you have to do is decide which is the best fit for you!


    I perform weddings, do all contacting for reunions and organize events. Wedding planning will be done by my wife. She has over 40 years of experience. We do the party too.


    Catering, food services for individuals, groups, business. We also do event planning and services for weddings, graduations, parties, corporate events.


    Bash Rental and Event Planning is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, and corporate and nonprofit events each year in Iowa and Minnesota. Our extensive party rental inventory, in-house design studio, unparalleled linen selection, backdrop and themed decor make us a one-stop shop for all your special event needs. Come see us today.

    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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