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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
Verified review

Jennifer was amazing I got 3 different drafts for my ceremony and I wanted a little bit of everything and she made it happened. The day of rehearsal I didn't know what to do and she was able to me a little bit of a wedding planner as well I loved it. My ceremony was amazing thank you for everything.

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria E.
Verified review

Wedding Planner Full Service I couldn't have better things to say about working with Rick and Special Occasion Events . We booked a full wedding planning package and MC. And Throughout the planning process, Valerie and Rick were attentive, organized and resourceful. Valerie helped to alleviate any additional stress leading up to the wedding by providing helpful tips and resources that kept me and my husband on track for our big day. She made the wedding planning process so much better. She went out of her way to accommodate us in many occasion . She make sure we were happy with every decision we made about our vendors and work professionally with every vendor. And on our rehearsal day and made sure all of our attendants (and little ones!) knew exactly what they were doing, and made it fun and enjoyable throughout. On our wedding day, I knew I had absolutely nothing to stress about because Valeri and Rick were on it. Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner and MC and am so grateful that we picked Special Occasion Events to help us throughout our wedding planning. I would recommend Special Occasion Events to absolutely anyone!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal Garhammer W.
Verified review

Holly and team were fantastic! Professional team for my clients wedding! Highly recommended ! Thanks Holly and team! Crystal WeddingBliss708 Wedding Planning & Coordinating

Rośe a special event co.
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Tony S.
Verified review

As we began to plan our do-it-yourself event the day off details became a bit of a concern. We wanted to be able to relax and enjoy our guests. Keeping track or the vendors and when they were to arrive, meal service, bar service, etc. sounded more like work than fun. We reached out to Diane at Majestic Wedding Planners. Talk about someone that hits the ground running! She spoke with me for nearly a half an hour listening to the plans we had made to that point. By that evening she called me back with caterer and photo booth contacts that paid her fee TWICE OVER. The only hitch in the plan. A slip of the tongue. When I initially contacted Diane I said our event was to be on July 13 when it was actually on JUNE 13. Majestic Event Planners had already booked two events on our date. Of course we understood, but were also disappointed. We really felt that Diane was the go to - take charge person we wanted to make our event run smoothly. Diane felt bad as well and continued to work on our behalf. She fine tuned our caterer contract and made calls to find a trusted planner to handle our event. She even allowed us the use of their client section of Majestic's web page as a point of contact for family and guests. In this day and age it is rare to find someone that takes their business as seriously as they ought to. True professionals with follow through are diamonds in the rough. That Diane of Majestic Event Planners would dig in and help us with our planning without a contract speaks volumes! My assessment of Diane and her partner Michelle is simply this they do what they do because they love to help people far more than they love a pay day. When someone is passionate about their career it shows and these ladies are just that! If you are looking for worry free planning I highly recommend Majestic Event Planners.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Temeca O.
Verified review

Church had to set up with decorations for a wedding which was done and Marvalous job she did... Then she had to decorate the hall which they only Gave her an hour... And with that hour she worked her magic and did a BEE TEE FUL and AMAZING JOB..LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, suggestions and conerns... THANK YOU For being available and willing to do the work for us. I think we made a great choice when we went with you..

  • 11 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Bree H.
Verified review

Blossom & Branch Designs (Angie) was by far my favorite vendor to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process! My flowers were beautiful, thriving & totally affordable! I searched far & wide to find a floral & event designer that could meet my needs & budget & Angie &B her team totally delivered! I got one huge lovely bouquet for myself, awesome corsages & boutonnieres for the wedding party. sixteen guest table arrangements (mixed styles) & two last minute flower crowns for my flower girls that made me a tiny bit jealous! I also got some single stem flowers to place in my hair that were gorgeous! Have you ever talked with someone you've never met & they just understood you? That is what is was like to talk to Angie. She just "got" me, like we have been friends for years. She picked out my favorite bouquet & corsage from my Pinterest board & made wonderful suggestions to add color & dimension to all the flowers. She was able to incorporate ribbon I provided in the colors of our wedding too & made everything so creatively & elegantly done! Everything was fresh & beautiful & lasted all day in the unusual hot September heat. Angie explained every item in my quote & why things cost the way the do which was incredibly helpful & reassured me that I was making the right decision. Contract & payments were straightforward & pickup was a breeze. I also used her and her team as my Day-Of-Coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly with all vendors because I trusted her and her staff so much. Everything was perfect! I Love Blossom & Branch Designs! I highly recommend them and will be using them for all of my floral/event needs in the future!

Love First
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
Verified review

Meg was PHENOMENAL! I could tell from the very first day I dpoke with Her about how I invisioned my wedding day to look, that she was the officiant for us!! She not only brought love, energy and enthusiasm, she was so genuinely happy to be there! I was completely thrilled with my big day and would highly recommend Meg!

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jon J.
Verified review

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Sarah of Sarah Kathleen Events on several occasions. The first few times were back when she planned my company’s annual conferences. She put together every last detail and took into consideration what the attendees would enjoy. Between group outings to sporting events, team building activities, and menu options for each meal, she put a lot of thought into what we’d like. All throughout the process, she was professional, thorough, and nothing but courteous and considerate to everyone there. Most recently, I worked with her on a wedding that was at my workplace, a local hotel that hosted the ceremony and reception for the happy couple, and she was the wedding planner. Sarah, along with her extremely attentive and equally creative staff (Louis and Loraine), once again used her creative talents and professional intuition and planned a spectacular, elegant party that everyone enjoyed. She worked hard to cater to the bridal party and guests’ needs and also worked in tandem with the hotel staff to make sure everyone was in the know. Overall, I highly recommend Sarah Kathleen Events for the work that they do. Between their work with high-stress corporate events and beautiful, memorable weddings, Sarah and her team are an extremely talented group of individuals that pay attention to what you want and execute that with the utmost professionalism and creativity.

Vibrant Moments
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chavoun M.
Verified review

Vibrant Moments is absolutely divine! As I began my quest to find a planner, I wanted to find a person who could execute my vision with ease, passion, and undeniable professionalism. Above all, I wanted chemistry ! My desire was to find a person of robust experience and a distinct ability to be in my head , and my heart, when it came down to decision making .Shay Gordon and her team over delivered! They are nothing short of MAGICAL!!! The women of Vibrant Moments will blow you away, period .My experience turned out to be quite unique.I didn't get married.Weeks before the wedding, my fiancé and I called it off.I bet you were not expecting that? Shay and her team came through like a storm and helped me handle contracts, payments and everything else that comes with a wedding that doesn't happen .She helped me mend unfinished business with vendors and played a critical role in helping me mend a broken heart.Its easy to review a company where everything goes to plan. What happens in moments of controversy ? That's when true professionals show up and make life easy ! Shay, I am forever grateful to you and Bri. .You are the ultimate wedding planner and I look forward to working with again ! Wink !

Deborah Lee & Me
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna C.
Verified review

Deborah is an excellent wedding planner and designer. She is thoughtful, creative and very professional. She designed the flowers at my wedding and decorated each table exactly the way I envisioned my wedding. I highly recommend Deb. She knows what she is doing! And she cares deeply about people, she helped make my wedding day elegant!

Lillian Rose Events
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia A.
Verified review

From the flowers and decoration to just friendliness and willingness to go above and beyond for our little summer wedding. Lillian Rose Events made our wedding day a day to remember! She is honestly and amazing wedding planner and just an all around great person to work with.

Kristin Finn Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael F.
Verified review

Kristin has been a HUGE help for me this year. My wedding is coming up this September and I honestly don't know how I could have gotten all this done without her. I am not a huge wedding planner and working with Kristin has been made this process so much easier for me. Kristin's personality is contagious. The energy and positive attitude she has around weddings is very unique. She is so passionate and always wants to make sure that every decision she makes perfectly reflects the couple. She is also one of the most organized and helpful people I have ever met. Kristin loves to research exactly what you are looking for and will not stop until she finds exactly what you need. Hire this girl! You will be so thankful that you did!

Zernul R. S.
Verified review

I am not even remotely close to being a party planner type. For me, some paper plates, a few balloons and a tablecloth and we're all good! But when I wanted to throw a SUPERB Christmas party for my developmentally disabled brother and his housemates, there was nowhere else to turn! Point of Elegance was right on point, making the party one that continues to be talked about several months later! Their attention to detail and their passion to make each party it's own unique event is unmatched and truly made that special day even more special than I ever would have imagined! I have already decided that POE will forever be my go to to get the party started. Everyone else does events! They do EXCELLENCE!

Christine Anderson
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nana A.
Verified review

Christine was a great wedding coordinator. From the very start, her communication skills were wonderful and she made sure to get what was needed done. I will definitely recommend her to family and friends!

All Luxurious Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Swapna K.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Alana from All Luxurious Events. She guided us through a lot with our vision of a diy wedding with centerpieces to welcome gifts to favors. We contracted her as a day of coordinator but her services went beyond that! She was very helpful through the whole process and my husband and I could not be happier!!!

E.P.I.C. Affairs
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melodie G.
Verified review

Alexis was sooooo patient during this whole hoopla. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner than this girl! Not only did she taketime frame she wasn't irritated by my myriad of changes. She was bursting with awesome ideas to incorporate my husband's traditional values and my erratic hippie ways! Overall loved my crazy traditional Greek ortho wedding. Opa!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erica A.
Verified review

I hired Katisha as my florist a year ago and fell in love with her approach to planning. Katisha and her team are outstanding! She really took time to understand our vision. I had a whole Pinterest board dedicated to bouquets and table centerpieces. She helped me wade through all the different flowers types, styles and colors. We went to two different flower markets and she prepared 3 different proposals for us! I had such a specific vision and a very strict budget. She did a ridiculously amazing job of bringing our vision to life! Two months before the wedding, we had a unfortunate scheduling situation with another wedding planner and we had to let her go. Katisha and Theron stepped in as our wedding day coordinators. They did a phenomenal job helping us plan, handling situations on the day and keeping us on schedule. We were so blessed to have them help us on our wedding day! My husband and I both agree that if we had to do this all over again, we would hire Katisha and Theron from day ONE! They are an amazing team and It honestly felt like a close friend was planning our wedding. The most organized and professional friend ever! Lol 😊

Lil Epic Event Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia C.
Verified review

This review is LONG overdue... Where do I begin… I met Chryel and her sister Megan at Chicago’s Indie Wed, she had a beautiful tablescape and her area was covered in paper flowers. It’s as if we were meant to team up together for our wedding, the chemistry between these sisters reminded me so much of my sister and I that I knew it was going to be great! When Aaron and I first met with the sisters, we had ideas for what we wanted and they were on point, they had everything we could have wanted in a planner, creative, insightful, super organized, affordale and of course patient! Chyrel designed all our wedding suite, we gave her an idea and she just lead with it, on the big day, Chryel, Megan and their staff were everywhere at once, making sure we never had to play “host”, it was so amazing to actually be able to enjoy this beautiful day that we had anticipated for so long. We even had a chance to enjoy our meal! I can’t imagine, nor would I want to think of what our wedding day would have looked like without Lil Epic Events! Thanks Chyrel and Megan! -The Coopers

  • 6 years in business
Iris J.
Verified review

I got married last summer and Nena helped me with everything! I had an extremely small budget (5k) but I wanted a wedding to remember! She told me about park preserves and we went out to view on in the city. It was gorgeous! The price was amazing. She also helped me find affordable catering, decorations, my dress, cheap suit rentals and a delicious cake (from Mariano's! Who knew??!). Anyway this chick is amazing. She helped me with everything up to the day and even came for day of coordination. It was the happiest day of my life and it would have not been possible without Marshae Blu!

About

I am a Chicago based wedding and event planner. My career began in 2000 when I began helping my family and friends with their wedding and different events. I've been dedicated to making my clients' dreams come to a reality.

About

I became an event planner and decorator because I have a passion for transforming individual ideas to something spectacular and unique. My creativity and passion for design is shown through my work; it's an opportunity to evoke emotions of love, understanding, joy, and beauty though creativity.

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.

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 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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