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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene C.
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Joe Stephen of Dtanding Ovation DJ is outstanding! His communication while planning our event was prompt and professional. We needed to change our event time the day before and Joe was flexible to that too. His song choices were prefect for our audience, he gladly took requests, and kept the dance floor rocking for us! Book Joe for your next event or party. You won't be disappointed on any level!

Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Julianne M.
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Donna was awesome to work with from the first time we spoke on the phone and throughout our event. She was organized, professional and was a huge part of our evening being a complete success! I will ALWAYS contact Your Personal Hostess for our law firm's future needs and will be pleased to recommend her services to all my friends and colleagues. She was outgoing and fun to work with, our guests loved her and her assistant and I could not have been more impressed with her organization and abilities. Top notch!!!!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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everything was perfect !! My husband works for the largest event planner in the country. Out standards were high and Special Occasion Events exceeded our expectations. They were incredibly professional, kept every promise, reliable, fun, punctual, positive company, trustworthy - we would highly recommend to all!!!!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danyale W.
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Everyone was absolutely a delight to work with. Holly was our day of coordinator and was so helpful and hands on in making our special day the best day ever. I never had to worry about my vision coming to life, there were a few changes she made and I'm so grateful she did because they turned out so much better than they werebefore. Our event staff Julio and Brenda were just as professional and hands on and we cannot express enough about how great our event went with the help of them and Holly. They were so warm and great with all of our guests. I definitely recommend Holly Hu's assisting to anyone looking for any event services. Thank you for all that you did! Our day was everything I pictured and more! ❤

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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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Charlene and her team did a wonderful job decorating for my event. She is pleasant and reliable. I called her few days before my event after the company that was supposed to decorate for me disappointed me. Charlene saved the day, and with a smile too. I will definitely use her again.

  • 20 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan K.
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I have worked with Party Saver for corporate events at my office to my son's birthdays and their attention to detail and great prices keep me coming back. THANK YOU for always making me look good!!

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayy S.
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Princess theme birthday party Decorations were original and beyond what we executed Very friendly and great price Will be using for another event

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Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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I am so glad I hired Heidi and her team to coordinate our wedding day. She communicated well, helped decorate and tear down, took care of tons of day-of details and really helped us to to enjoy our day. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone needing assistance in planning and executing an event. She even purchased and delivered our cake which was a great time saver. Thank you, Heidi!

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Pop! Events by Design
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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Jessica was very nice and easy to work with. She kept me organized and even stayed late. I would recommend her to anyone.

Party Xpress
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
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Lynette was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, and worked with our schedule for both events in terms of delivery time. We had many people at both events ask what company we used for the balloons. We will definitely contact Party Xpress next year . It was a pleasure. Colleen Brady I will send photos as soon as I find out who has some. (I assigned that job to someone, but they did not follow through.)

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Simply Balloons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Petya was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to find something that would work for me and my event!

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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Aly was a true godsend. We're very easy going, but even still she helped us keep our sanity through caterer issues and general wedding planning stress. She was so incredibly friendly, accommodating, and truly vested in our success, peace of mind, and happiness. Hiring Aly was, without a doubt, the single best choice we made - well, aside from saying "I do". ;)

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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Tina and Mark did a fantastic job! We moved from a tiny urban loft to a big suburban home. After 6 weeks most of our stuff was still in boxes in the garage. The task was daunting! We had an overwhelming amount of stuff and space, but no furniture or storage options. Tina and Mark came out in a day and spent the whole day unpacking and organizing my things. I work nights, so after answering a few questions I went to bed. When I woke up, they were just finishing up my whole house. It was amazing! And, as a bonus, they were so pleasant to deal with! I can't wait to get some furniture and have them back!!

Kathy Sikora
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shaima I.
Verified review

Kathy was absolutely amazing! I had hired her for serving and helping out for a pre wedding event for my brother. Every single person was praising at how nice she was and on top of her stuff. She didn’t waste a single minute since the time of arrival. She literally took care of everything so I was able to tend to my guests and take care of other things and moreover enjoy the event! Thank you so much Kathy

City Chic Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Allana planned our intimate destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. Allana located and made all arrangements with the vendors to provide the services required: officiant, flowers, food, photographer, hiring a boat. I don't speak Spanish, and she does, so I couldn't have done it without her. She found some really great vendors, whereas I wouldn't have known where to start, even had we been stateside. She managed everything day of, too, and everything went super smoothly, it was perfect! I enjoyed working with Allana, it's clear that she loves event planning!

Deluxe Event Planning
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Annette D.
Verified review

So happy we chose Chef Val and her staff for our corporate event! The presentation was wonderful, they arrived on time, and the cost was better than any other proposal we received. Everyone loved their food, but the biggest hits were the Deviled Eggs, the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites, and the Triple Chocolate and Red Corvette Velvet Cupcakes! I would definitely and use them again for our next event. Thanks so much Chef Val, you were a delight to work with!

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SAVING Grace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan O.
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From the time of our first phone call to discuss my son's party, Grace provided: excellent service, great recommendations and thoughtful attention to my aspirations for the event. Throughout the planning period Grace was quick to respond and handled all of the negotiations with vendors. Grace made it clear when there were action items such as contracts to sign or deposits due, constantly checked with me to see where she could support, and provided budget tracking tools through each phase. On the day of the party she was so supportive and helpful throughout the event - I couldn't have pulled it off without her!

Simply Hospitality
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jamila T.
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Go ahead and hire Heather... I promise you won't be disappointed!! Heather was EVERYTHING and More. I don't think I've every hired a last minute event assistant and had someone so ready to take charge and lead a project. We needed last minute support on a networking event in Chicago and she was more than willing to pitch and really lead the set up, pour drinks, manging the catering, greet guests, set up A/V. SHE WAS AMAZING! She'll always be my go-to.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ana O.
Verified review

Hiring Kristin was one of the best decisions I've made when planning our wedding last summer. Kristin made sure the decor looked exactly as I wanted it! Working with her was a pleasure. She pays great attention to detail, and her talent in event planning and styling is obvious. Kristin and her team are a gem!

B-Wise tutoring
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine C.
Verified review

It was a great experience. Brittney was very courteous and professional, She made sure we were at our destination with plenty of time to spare. Our overall round trip experience with Brittney was exceptional and we’ll definitely be using her services again.

Jessenia Rodriguez
5.0
from 1 review
    Velia S.
    Verified review

    Jessenia has planned several events at my place of employment; she is professional, committed and produces high quality work. She approaches her event planning with dedication, dependability, and customization for the client. She has strong follow through and is responsive to the client's needs. I would highly recommend Jessenia to plan your event; I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

    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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