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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 296 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 92 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie S.
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Our event was excellent in every way and the bartender service was the cherry on top! Thank you for such professional service. You WOW'd our event. 100+ top rating!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 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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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!!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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I rented a photo booth from Funtime Service Group on 8/31/14. Stacie was awesome in booking this for me and Eric was a great attendant at the event. I would highly recommend Funtime.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Porsha M.
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Charlene delivered the most amazing, memorable 1st birthday Royal Princess Theme for our daughter!! We were impressed with the decorations & details. Our guest were truly amazed we had an amazing turn out!! I appreciated Charlene keeping me informed throughout the entire experience, being that it was my first time utalizing an event planner.

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 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
4.9
from 18 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 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
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We have used Pop! Events by Design for several family gatherings. Jessica and her team are some of the nicest people you will meet. No matter how crazy one of our ideas are, they somehow make it happen. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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Simply Balloons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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Thank you Simply Balloons ! Petya and Alex have excellent customer service, but most importantly beautiful creations for any and every event and celebration! Great and very fast service, Simply Balloons was able to help me with a very last minute order and it was beautiful and very affordable! So happy with my experience with this company, I can't wait for my next event to order from here again!

Elegant Wedding Design
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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I originally thought I was going to DIY my wedding but when Charlene answered my request I knew that was going to be the best decision I ever made to hire her. IT WAS! I am so glad I did not DIY my wedding. I would give Elegant Wedding Design 100 stars! She made my special wedding day more perfect than I could have ever imagined. People in my family were second guessing the event space I had chosen because it was small and they couldn't see the vision that I had. Charlene truly transformed the space into a beautiful, elegant and luxurious wedding venue. Every single one of my guests were blown away and in awe as soon as they stepped into the ceremony and saw Charlene's magical beauty she created. She was so engaging, kind and truly made sure every detail of my vision was accomplished. She gave great ideas and expertise. I trusted every decision she made. I love that she owned all of her own materials and had the perfect matching color for our wedding scheme. She did a site walk thru and planned everything with a layout. Her text and email correspondence was great! I could write two pages about how amazing she is and how you really need to make sure she is handling your wedding decor and design. As soon as my first phone call with her I could tell in my spirit she would make all of my dreams come true. and she did! I had the complete piece of mind from the moment I hired her. I was even worried because I WASNT worried about anything. She is like the fairy godmother that transformed Cinderella! I give her my highest review possible! Elegant Wedding Design is the best!

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa T.
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Tina was awesome! She helped me plan an event from out of town which I was very stressed over!! She previewed the event space, made suggestions and was flexible with our ever-changing plans!

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie D.
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Yanni Profit and her staff at Event Couture Stylist & Company are fantastic. I hired them for my wedding reception -- serving staff and coordinator. They are seasoned professionals and know this field better than you do. Yanni is also good a dealing with high-maintenance family members (Thank you, Yanni!). I highly recommend this company for any of your event needs.

Kathy Sikora
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shaima I.
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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

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
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As far as event planning and coordination, this is the whole package. We have worked with Suzanne on multiple events with 200+ attendees. She is urgent, comprehensive and innovative. Her efforts behind the scenes will allow your special day to come off flawlessly, because Suzanne thinks of everything, turns over all stones and puts work into the things that honorees and guests will enjoy and remember the most. I can say with confidence that because Suzanne puts quality, punctuality and value at the fore, your event will come off without a hitch.

City Chic Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 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!

Events With M.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Megan was absolutely incredible! We knew within the first 5 minutes of meeting that she was the one we wanted to work with. We had spoken with other coordinators/planners, who came with lots of their own ideas about how our wedding day should go. Megan wanted to listen first, understand our goals/priorities, and find out the best way we could work together to execute. She was extremely responsive through every step of the process and as the wedding day approached, Megan took so much off our plate. She took charge coordinating vendors, people, deliveries, etc. and made sure things ran perfectly smooth so my wife and I and our families could enjoy the festivities. Honestly I have no clue how we could have done it without her!!

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SAVING Grace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SPACE A.
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We had a client open house at our office for roughly 30 clients and consultants. Being a busy and growing company, we did not have the time to properly prepare for the event, nor did we want to screw it up and embarrass ourselves. SAVING Grace came highly recommended, so we gave her a call, gave her the parameters, which we had lots of, and let her run with it. The party went down without any issues, the staff she secured was amazing, the food was delicious and plentiful and the entire event was a huge success. It is always best to leave things to the professionals, and Grace is certainly that. I would recommend SAVING Grace anytime.

Girl and the Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Helen V.
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I've had Mila cater several events and every time I feel like her food gets better and better. There is nothing that she makes that would even classify as good.. It would classify as delicious and amazing! Can't recommend her enough.

Tillys
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila T.
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Tilly is organized, punctual, easy to work with and meticulous about getting work done on time. Whether you are looking for someone to help you plow through that never-ending list of to dos or someone to manage all the behind-the-scenes details for a large-scale event, she's impeccable! Love her!

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deepak Arya
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Superb arrangement and decoration

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.

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. 

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.

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