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Cary Wedding Service Professionals

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  • 4 years in business
  • 323 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James G.
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Chef Eric was personable & great conversationalist, professional, service perfectly prepared including serving each course, food was outstanding, kitchen was left neat and clean, including removal of trash from kitchen into trash bin. This was perfect for our 50th Wedding Anniversary

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AA Wedding Ministries
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
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Meeting with John was a great experience!! Looking forward to our wedding and his services

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 331 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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I am so happy that my search for an experienced and affordable photographer for our son's wedding led us to Isabel Souza. When I viewed her profile on Thumbtack, I immediately knew she was the photographer of choice after viewing 5-6 other profiles as well. From the first meeting at her studio to the final moments of photographing Steve and Ka Yu's wedding and reception, Isabel was amazing! She has a calm, quiet and very patient demeanor while endeavoring to get the most from the posers. Her style is different from the normal "stock" poses and photos you get from other wedding photographers. She is very creative and as an eye in taking photos that "say" what she sees when looking through the lens. She captures the very thoughts of the ones she is photographing. Just several days after the wedding Isabel began posting wedding photos in small batches and they were absolutely beautiful! Isabel provided us with a wonderful montage of photos of Steve and Ka Yu's wedding day that will be forever cherished. Isabel is not only an excellent photographer but she is a true artist and it was a genuine pleasure to have met her and worked with her. If you are looking for something different in your photos, I highly recommend Isabel Souza.......she will not disappoint you!!

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Mark's Wedding Officiant
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia B.
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We used Mark Solock as our wedding officiant and couldn’t have been happier with the job he did.  We are a multicultural and multi-religious family who needed an officiant who understood our needs and was able to unify our ceremony. (BTW not easy to find) Mark was engaging and had a great pace to the ceremony.   Our schedules are ridiculous, and Mark was an excellent communicator who made sure we understood the time lines and what all was needed to make the event amazing! He even provided us with templates and the "what to do after" guidelines as well! Mark incorporated the story of us as a couple based on the meetings we had prior to the ceremony.  We had several compliments about the job he did and would recommend him highly for other couples looking for an officiant of their own.   Wonderful job Mark!

Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Dannie R.
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Tai Goodrich is AMAZING! She did, hair and makeup for my brother's roaring 20's wedding for my sister and I. We looked fabulous! So many compliments from our family and friends. Guest at the wedding thought we were the entertainment. Tai is are go to girl for all of our events!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly M.
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5 stars is not enough. It should be 10. Philip did an amazing job for our 25th wedding celebration. No complaints whatsoever.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 99 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Wanda G.
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We hired Carrie for an intimate wedding of 80 people. Unfortunately our families did not enjoy their pictures being taken so we needed a photographer that was kind of invisible and not intrusive Carrie fit that requirement perfectly. She quickly took the pictures, with professionalism and southern kindness. You immediately felt comfortable with her. Her direction with our large families was swift and quiet.... And she has the ability to bring together a group of people (kids) quickly for a perfect picture. I would hire Carrie again without question. The quality of the pictures made everyone happy. She caught the essence of the wedding and the day perfectly. Our blended family is very happy. Thank you Carrie!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
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Abby K.
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Hired VisualEtiquette as our wedding photographer and the engagement session was included in the package. We just received our engagement photos back and could not be more pleased. Emil was able to capture every moment, many un-posed and many posed. He has great ideas that he will share with you, but also encourages you to bring your own style and props if that is the route you want to go. Friends and Family are raving about the photos, saying they are some of the best engagement photos they've ever seen! VisualEtiquette has competitive pricing yet exceptionally better quality compared to some of the very high priced photographers we interviewed while choosing our vendors. Emil is a busy photographer, so it sometimes takes 2-3 days for him to get back to me, but he never fails to answer our questions.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
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Alicia P.
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I just got married 8/5/16 and Carl was absolutely amazing! My whole experience with him was great. We had 2 meetings before the wedding. He was very professional and organized which I really liked. The online planning was super easy as well. He walked me through everything step by step and made me less stressed about how everything was going to work. He was always so friendly and happy. The day of my wedding, everything went as planned. He arrived early and had everything set up. The sound was great, the songs were played just right during the ceremony. The only thing I would say was off was that his microphone sounded a little distorted at first when doing the announcements, but he fixed it right away so it was no problem at all! Overall, it was an absolute pleasure working with him. I would like to add that his prices are very reasonable and affordable. We had uplighting that we added too and his whole setup was beautiful. I highly recommend his services for your wedding!! :)

  • 40 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Krisleen B.
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Rev. McDunn was our officiant in our small outdoor wedding (about 60 guests). He did what we had requested, which was a simple and short Christian ceremony. He walks you through the process which was extremely helpful! I was and still am glad that he was part of our wedding. We would definitely recommend Rev. J. Patrick!!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evelyn E.
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Holly exceeded our expectations. Because of her service we were able to enjoy my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration. If you want friendly professional help look no further!!!! Thank You

Elite DJ Service
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Lizsette H.
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We first met Gonzo back in 2011 when he was the DJ for my cousins wedding. He did such an amazing job and we had a blast because of all of the different music he played. When my now husband and I got engaged, we immediately thought of DJ Gonzo. He did an absolutely FABULOUS job at our wedding. He played all of the music we wanted from the top hits of English music, to the most fun Spanish music, and even threw in some Greek music to honor my husband's heritage. Our family and friends raved how much fun they had dancing the night away and that this was the best music that they've heard at a wedding in a long time. Gonzo was very professional from the moment we met him until the day of the wedding. He also provided a large screen for our family and friends to view a slide show that we compiled. I highly recommend Gonzo for any events you may have!

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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The video is fabulous!!!! Joe did a great job with the quality and was great to work with at the wedding. Thank you so much for making this and doing a great job. I feel like I missed so much at the wedding. Now with the video I can relive it all. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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I was one of Lisa's first clients and I cannot say enough about how wonderful she was during my wedding! I had one previous makeup trial that I did before my engagement session with a woman that was slightly cheaper than Lisa. I got what I paid for unfortunately. I ended up calling Lisa with tears welling up in my eyes and she instructed me over the phone (as she was driving I might add) how to fix my makeup. Of course after that I booked a trial with her immediately. Luckily my engagement photos turned out good. During my trial, Lisa had wine for me and I was very nervous and stressed about my prior makeup issues. She constantly asked what I liked or didn't like about colors, techniques, looks, etc. She did a great job of listening to what I wanted then using her professional skills to make the look work for my complexion, face, and occasion. At one point I asked for a specific lip color and she told me she would try it on one side and then a color she recommended that was similar but slightly softer....she was right and I went with that lip color. On the day of my wedding, there was some miscommunication on my part (as I was juggling a MILLION things) and I told her the wrong hotel....that was 40 minutes away.....so bad, i know. However, Lisa was literally at my hotel room door in 20 minutes, cool as a cucumber after driving like 140mph. She did a fantastic job! I had a bridesmaid that literally NEVER wears makeup and a bridesmaid that is a makeup whore and tries every trend possible. Lisa was able to accommodate them all and they all loved their makeup, even the girl that never wore make up was ecstatic about her look (she ended up showing her wedding makeup girl the same look for her wedding...her wedding was 4 hours away otherwise she would have booked Lisa). Lisa did a great job of managing time and also accommodated doing my mother's makeup. Lisa made sure I knew how to touch up my makeup throughout the day, however all I needed was some lip touch up before going down the aisle. I should also add I got married at the end of August in Chicago (super humid) but my airbrush stayed beautifully! Since then I have used Lisa multiple times for weddings that I was a guest at and other special occasions and I have loved my make up each time. I am excited to try her spray tans and wished she had that prior to my wedding. Any bride is lucky to have her on their glam squad!

Halo Fine Art Photography
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Their professionality was remarkable! The photographer showed up before my guests and was one of the last to leave. I even offered him a break for lunch, but he refused it saying that he can't risk missing any beautiful moments. He was constantly smiling, making my guests very comfortable; he was genuinely excited about being a part of my Wedding Shower, which made me Halo's customer for life! As a bride to be having no regrets is a goal of mine and hiring Halo has made my heart smile ❤️ No regrets! 🙏🏼

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Barry Bradford
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie K.
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Amazing, personalized service. I'd recommend Barry to any couple. He was our officiant for our wedding 10/14 and was perfect for our ceremony. Look no further for an officiant for your ceremony. Many thanks, Barry!!

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Lighting Antics
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lilly T.
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Had my wedding August 11, 2018! I honestly cannot say enough about Bill and his work ethic. He was amazing throughout the entire wedding process. He was for sure our most communicative, patient, and accommodating vendor we had. We are so glad we went with his DJ-ing services. He spent hours with us listening to music and figuring out a playlist. The entire time it felt like we were just hanging out with a friend. It was that fun! My husband and I had surprise performances and he took the time to individually message us and work on it to make it perfect. He's super affordable and does a lot to make sure you're happy. We also went with his uplighting services which gave our reception room a pop of color! I will always recommend his services! Thank you again Bill! I have you on my preferred vendor list, so I hope the brides I work with, book you! All our best, Lilly and Rory

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UpDo's by Aga
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandi K.
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Aga is the absolute best! She did an amazing job for my bridal party and me for my wedding. Not only did she help me get the look I envisioned, she could easily create any style the girls wanted on the spot. She did it so quickly and it looked flawless too! I received many compliments from others about my hair and everyone was so impressed with her skills. I also greatly appreciated how professional and accommodating she was. My bridal party and I were getting ready in Chicago and she was willing to travel to us. This woman is a superstar and I highly recommend!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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Reverend Brad was an absolute joy to work with! We were in a total pinch because we didn't have a wedding officiant and our wedding was only a few months away. Someone recommended Brad to us and he was more than accommodating to our tight schedule. He spent hours meeting with us to get to know us, our "love story", and just about everything in between. The planning meeting was so worth it because his service during our wedding was far better than we could have hoped for! Our guests absolutely loved him and he made sure to keep them involved throughout the entire ceremony. He made the ceremony about our story and it is a day we will not soon forget thanks to Brad! Alex & Ashley Walter

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The Flower Girl Company
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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Kate was nothing but professional and talented. I am usually decisive but had a hard time making decisions on my floral arrangements for my wedding. Kate walked me through everything, talked with me about my options, and gave me her professional opinion. I appreciate the time and energy she spent making sure everything looked perfect!

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
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Tina did an amazing job at setting up decorations for our wedding, she made me feel relaxed and reassured that everything would be taken care of, which it was! She definitely helped make our special day perfect!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

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 do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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Need a Wedding Decorator

Evergreen Park, IL

  • Planning type
    I'm not sure
  • Number of guests
    80-120
  • Details
    I am looking to have a moderate,traditional event. Approx 100-125 people. Date of the event will be 4/4/14. I am looking for decoration services, the best rates on vendors and any other things that come up along the way. I am in the very beginning stages however, I do have a few ideas in my mind.
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