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West Des Moines Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Des Moines.

  • 25 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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Pastor Joe was an amazing person to work with to create the perfect wedding ceremony. He has invested so much of his time and heart into our relationship as well as writing a unique wedding story he shared with our guests. Our relationship as a couple has already grown during our sessions preparing for the wedding. I cannot say enough positive words about him and the process he has developed to make a very special day of each couple he works with. He is amazing as a person and wedding officiant. We both highly recommend him for anyone planning their wedding.

Lichele C.
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I have worked with Love Blooms by CJ for a few different events, my bridal shower, wedding and my second child's first birthday party. Ashley, the owner is a pleasure to work with. Over time working with her, I have grown a relationship with her to cater to all of our events. My husband even ordered a beautiful floral arrangement from her for Mother's Day. I highly recommend this company for any event or floral needs. I brought many "Pinterest pictures" to her and she was able to bring all of my visions to life way better than I ever could alone.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Suzy C.
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Deanna was wonderful. We wanted a Christian wedding with prayer and she helped us and it was wonderful. She was very patient and went with the flow with my rowdy wedding party and jokester father.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danyell G.
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She is awesome!!! Very detailed and professional woman to work with. She had done our wedding/ reception planning and she was just over all amazing. Don't know what I would of have done without her.... I would highly recommend her to anyone rather it be a wedding or just a special Occasion she does it all.

Elegant Events
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda S.
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I hired Angie to help plan my wedding and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only did she save us a ton of money, she was able to come up with great alternatives to things I wanted, but couldn't afford. She was a life saver in a high stress situation. She kept my husband and I calm in situations where we wouldn't have been had she not been there. Angie is very professional, on the ball, often a step ahead of me on what needs to be done and she is great fun to be around. She has great relationships with her vendors which works in your favor in the end. I will never plan a party without Angie's assistance. I can't rave about her enough. Seriously, my husband and I LOVED her!

Perfect Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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From head to toe the work of Bonnie and all her vendors, made my day was more than I could of dreamed. Perfect Events described my day without question...perfect! No matter what arose, Bonnie was on top of it and I could just enjoy my day. Everyone was so impressed by everything. Thank you so much for making this stressful process a pure joy.

Park Place Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Vernell S.
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Park Place Catering did an outstanding job at my son and daughter-in-law's wedding in September in Ames. The food was amazing and the service was also. Not only did they keep beverages containers filled at the front beverage table, which was not their responsibility, but they also cleaned up the whole kitchen spotless and even did all of our dishes when they were done. I was so impressed with Park Place Catering and recommend them to anyone. They take pride in their business.

Standing Ovations Events
1.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Standing Ovations Events provides excellence in every way to make your event planning worry and stress free. Standing Ovations Events specializes in wedding planning and coordination, corporate events, and party planning. I create. You celebrate.

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I recently got married, and my favorite part was the planning! Let me help you make your special day the event you always dreamed of.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Kline Wedding & Event Planning will work with you to create the wedding/event of your dreams. I specialize on putting together weddings quickly, enemy's on a budget, Officiating Weddings, Wedding / Event programs, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.

  • 21 years in business
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Out of Box Productions is Iowa's premiere wedding and event coordination company offering planning, coordination, rentals, decor, and invitations. We are winner of the Top Event Planning Service from DSM Magazine and was featured on the TV Show "I do, Let's Eat". With over 15 years of wedding experience, you can trust us to bring together the most creative, skilled and talented resources to bring your event to life. We help brides and grooms in all areas of wedding planning and coordinating from beginning to end. We are here to help plan your perfect wedding or event. From the smallest budget to the endless budget, we can help.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Bliss comes to your event with over 30 years of experience planning community events, corporate events and weddings. We will have 1-2 event planners at each event to make sure everything comes out to perfection.

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Count on Elegant Events to bring your dreams of a beautiful, stress-free wedding to life. We have been coordinating remarkable weddings, parties and special events for years. We will make your special day everything you ever dreamed it would be. We cater to your every need. This is Your day. Why shouldn't be exactly as you envisioned? Why do you need Elegant Events? Our mission is to alleviate as much stress as possible. Our experts have years of training and experience in the field of wedding and event planning. We have a wealth of knowledge in choosing the right vendors, locations, caterers, and party professionals to meet your unique needs. We can save you the time, stress, heartache, and worry when making decisions. We pay attention to details and have developed lasting relationships with many vendors, ensuring you great value and service. Elegant Events is your guide. We do not pressure you, nor do we make decisions for you. This is YOUR special day. It is about you. We offer you a wealth of knowledge, and guide you through the process so you can make informed decisions. Of course, on your special day we will make sure that everything is taken care of and managed exactly as you envisioned it. You do not have to be bothered with any details on your special day. It's your time to shine! We do not accept any commission from vendors, nor do we benefit from selecting any particular vendor or location. Our only benefit is your happiness. All details are kept in strict confidence. Your happiness is all that we are concerned with. Our attention to detail will guarantee a special day with spectacular memories that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy yourself and leave the work to us!

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Eite Elegant Events, LLC is where your most precious dreams become a reality. Eite Elegant Events, LLC is a full-service wedding and event planning company that is specializing in designing, planning, and coordinating special events. Whether you are planning a wedding, conference, or a party, we will provide the highest level of service for your premier elite elegant event!

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We specialize in alternative weddings. We take the traditional aspects of a wedding and turn it into YOUR special day. If you're looking for a wedding consultant who will listen to your wants and needs, gets to know your personal style, and focuses the day around your unique relationship, look no further!

  • 5 years in business
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We are your wedding experts! We will help with as little or as much as you need. No matter what size your budget is, we will make sure that you get your biggest bang for your bucks. We create customized, unique, and memorable weddings that you and your guests will never forget!

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I have been doing flowers for weddings for more than 20 years. I have been planning weddings from mints to favors, ordering the cake, and decorating the ceremony and the reception hall.

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You do not need to break the bank in order to create a memorable event. We work with YOUR budget and on your terms. Whether you want just need an extra set of hands the day of your event or you are looking for a full planning service, we are here for you!

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A wedding planner is part best friend, part fairy godmother and part super hero! She listens to your visions and desires and expertly plans, organizes and prepares, so everything runs smoothly. She has tips and tricks to help you stay on budget, she knows how to make your 2 year old flower girl smile, your Nana feel special and honored, and how to involve everyone so they all feel like a part of your special day! Many brides feel overwhelmed by all the decisions, I expertly help make those decisions easy and fun! No more worrying about the best florist, the tastiest baker or the uniquest venue, I work with the best, the brightest and the most reliable! I can help you keep on budget, create your vision, and simplify some of the most important decisions you will ever make!

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I am a wedding coordinator, and I'm here to help you stress less! I help all brides, grooms and family members to make such a big day turn into a stress-free and comfortable day!

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Your event planner is here! Let us plan your next event, so you don't have to! Our planning expertise include the following events: - Weddings - Bridal Showers - Bachelorettes - Rehearsal Dinners - Baby Showers - Birthdays (all ages) - Social Parties - Reunions - Church Events - School Events - Meetings/Luncheons If your special event is not listed above, let us know. We love a challenge and putting our creativity to work!

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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