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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua D.
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Words cannot even begin to explain how happy we are with DJ Joe Stephen and Standing Ovation DJs. He provided the music, lightening, and special effects for both our cocktail hour and wedding reception on July 14th, 2018. He definitely lives up to all the positive reviews we found on him while doing our research. First, he was willing to meet with us at a day, time, and location that was the most convenient for us, he was both personal and professional from the very first time meeting him, and we felt very comfortable talking about music and ambiance ideas about our wedding with him. He was very familiar with our venue, the InterContinental, and his set up was perfect with lighting that beautifully matched our theme and colors. We didn’t go big on floral arrangements/decorations, and we’re very happy we didn’t, because we feel like Joe provided everything we needed with the lightening. His special effects wowed our guests and made our night very magical without going over the top. His music selection was spot on with what we wanted and described to him. He was also flexible with the last-minute changes we made leading up to the reception. He knows his music, definitely knows how to get a party going, and was attentive and took requests at a drop of a hat throughout the entire event. Our guests had nothing but positive feedback about Joe and felt very entertained all the way to the end of the evening. Finally, his prices were very reasonable, fit perfectly with our budget, and can be tailored to any budget depending on what specific services you’re looking for in your reception. Perfect is the word that keeps coming to mind each time I think about the night, and he was a huge part of making our night very special. I definitely recommend Joe and Standing Ovations; we’re so happy we found him!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristi M.
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Holly is a must hire for all of your decorating needs!! I threw a Murder Mystery Party at our local golf club, and she did an amazing job decorating this venue. Her attention to detail was outstanding, the guests commented on this as well! She communicated with me every step of the way and stayed on budget. She was so easy to work with and executed our vision flawlessly! I will hire Holly for all my parties!

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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
Yolanda O.
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I had an event in Gurnee, Il and I hired Special Occasion to help me plan and organize it. I was absolutely very happy with them. Very professional, very well organized and friendly all the way around. My event was elegant and everyone that came was amazed of how beautiful everything was. The band, master ceremony, dj, event decorators ect...job very well done, absolutely just beautiful. Thank you Special Occasion Event. For making my event a beautiful memory. Very truly yours, Yolanda

  • 20 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Yoly M.
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IT WAS AN AWESSSOMMMME EXPERIENCE. KIDS AND ADULTS HAD A BLAST. COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED WITH MY FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE. WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO OTHERS. LOTS OF PEOPLE SAID THEY EXPECTED THIS LITTLE BOX AS A BOOTH,BUT NO.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blair W.
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She was AMAZING and made my mother birthday party look great. SHE DID ALL THIS IN ONE DAY!!! I love her. She will forever be my go to party decorator so hands off!! Lol

Lili Marie Parties
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

She was wonderful to work with and the decor was amazing. She's got a great eye for parties and is really talented. I am so happy with her and her work. Highly recommend!

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sree P.
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Andrea has decorated a balloon arch with balloon columns for my baby’s first birthday. She is very polite and has been very responsive. I would surely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a responsive, professional decorator.

Carol Brody
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ken N.
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Carol did a super job of staging and decorating the place. She delivered more than what was promised.

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Blanchard Special Events
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holli P.
Verified review

My wedding took place on August 31, 2018 and it wasn’t until 4 to 5 weeks before my wedding that I decided I needed a day of coordinator. When I read the reviews for Blanchard Spevial Events, they really impressed me. From the first time I spoke with Heidi, she put me at ease. She really took the time to talk to me about what I envisioned for my wedding day and was just so willing to help in any way possible. I had no idea how important that would be until I realized that I hadn’t purchased the flowers and some of the decor that I needed for the wedding venue. This was two days before the wedding and without Heidi‘s help, things just would not have come together the way they did. She worked with the venue decorator to pull together the look that I wanted with items that she had access to. She also managed to keep me calm from the day of the walk-through right through the wedding. I greatly appreciate her patience, knowledge of how the wedding should flow, and outstanding ability to work with people. Choosing to work with her was one the best decisions I made and I am so grateful to Heidi for everything she did to help make my wedding a beautiful success.

  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie K.
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Karlene did an absolutely fantastic job cleaning my house. My furniture was sparkling when I came home. She obviously worked very hard while she was here. She took a lot of initiative in finding places for things that were sitting out and cleaning up clutter. She was willing to do what I asked and even found extra ways to clean up. I absolutely recommend her!!

Elegant Wedding Design
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara H.
Verified review

Mrs. Charlene immediately understood my vision and made it come to life. She is very prompt, thorough & professional. I would highly recommend her to coordinate or decorate your venue.

Hallwood Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Pinkal K.
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April is an excellent designer and has great domain knowledge. She is a people person and can read your mind. Awesome work ethic

Style&Grace Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lidia R.
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When you combine talent, passion and outstanding customer service you get stunning results Merna makes your dreams come to a reality!!!! truly cares about making your event beautiful and classy. I Couldn't have asked for more.. EVERYTHING down to the littlest detail was absolutely perfect. Look no further, this is the decorator you would want to use for your events! would recommend her to everybody!

Sofie & Olive Event Planning
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Liz N.
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Kristen and Jill decorated our reception venue BEAUTIFULLY! They met with us during our final walk-through of our reception venue and executed our vision for the space perfectly, truly breathing life into it. Their clever touches with the decorations and their artistic finesse really made a difference – we got TONS of compliments on the attention to detail in our decorations. Kristen and Jill were the perfect solution for us, as we were getting married and doing photos beginning at 1 PM, but we couldn’t get into our reception venue to begin set-up until 2 PM. We had originally planned a very DIY wedding, but Kristen and Jill saved the day by decorating our reception venue for us while staying respectful of our original vision. Plus, they were affordable. We highly recommend!!!

Bella Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily W.
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We got married on New Years Eve 2016. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was. Anna Lisa is amazing. From flowers, center pieces, table decor and much more she was a pleasure to work with. Through out the process Anna Lisa made sure we were stress free as well as checking in to make sure we were happy with how things would turn out. I can sometimes be a little indecisive, so when it came to picking things out Anna Lisa was right there to make us feel like we were making the right decisions. I shared my ideas with Anna Lisa and she is so creative she was able to create something even better. She was very accommodating and and professional. She made us feel confident that our wedding day would turn out beautiful. I recommend Anna Lisa to everyone I know!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Jackie is the BEST! Goes out of her way to make each and every event the most unique experience. Her decorating is beyond fabulous, stunning and beautiful. She has a creative eye in making the simplest thing seem like a million bucks, all while doing it in a very cost effective manner. Her pastry chefs are top of the line! You would not be disappointed to have her do your event! Highly recommend her to anyone!!

  • 73 years in business
Roxanne D.
Verified review

David listened intently to our needs and came up with more than one strong solution for each of my decorating challenges. We are delighted with the results, and I would happily recommend his professional services.

Designtech
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carla C.
Verified review

I have had several designers in the past and have never been completely satisfied until now. Phylis knows her stuff, I would recommend her 1000 times over! In my opinion, she is the best one for any job!

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deepak Arya
Verified review

Superb arrangement and decoration

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine P.
Verified review

Yes, we hired a decorator from Decorating Den

Nspired Xpressions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Sabrina L.
Verified review

Nspired Xpressions has provided me with the best service I've received in years! Their customer-centric and hands on approach to my event was priceless. My 2015 baby shower was such a hit (classy w/intricate details) that I asked the owner (Mary) to assist me with the invites and decor for my son's 2016 prom send off and my daughters 1st birthday party invitation. Their prices are affordable and the work is high class quality! I hope to work with them again on my next event.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

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