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Studio Souza
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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We commissioned Isabel for our wedding last month and she was amazing. She got so many wonderful shots of our wedding that we will keep for a lifetime. Isabel was amazing to work with and you can tell she really cares about the shots she's getting and your event. We highly recommend Isabel for anyone who wants amazing photos!- Robert and Esme Goral

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Mark's Wedding Officiant
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Courtney C.
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Mark officiated our wedding in Naperville, IL in July 2016. He offers a great presentation with flexibility to cater to couple's specific needs- all at a very reasonable rate. His prepared introductions and readings were lovely and we were easily able to edit parts to add a more personal touch to the officiant speech. He did a great job helping us coordinate the procession at both the rehearsal and actual ceremony. We highly recommend Mark to officiate your wedding! - Matt and Courtney

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 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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Erika the Officiant
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria J.
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Very professional and she facilitated a lot of support due to my craziness organizing the wedding. Erika, thank you!!

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Anabel T.
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I had never gotten my makeup professionally done prior to my wedding. Monique was great! She took the time to get to know my preferences and experiences with makeup and worked with me to ensure I felt comfortable. My mom who never wears any makeup,also decided to get her makeup done once she saw my transformation. I received lots of compliments and my wedding pictures came out awesome! Thanks Monique!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan B.
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DJ John Herrera was an amazing vendor to work with! As a wedding planner, I definitely recommend him for any DJ needs and will be referring him to future clients.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
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Danica D.
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I was truly blessed to find Kimia who photographed my wedding on 11/12/16. This young woman is a beautiful person inside and out. My kids felt comfortable around her and she was able to capture TONS of beautifully candid photos of our special day. I hope to use Kimia for all of our photography needs in the future. She is truly gifted!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy P.
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Geraldine photographed my wedding 3months ago and I couldn't be happier with the results.she did such an amazing job capturing the best moments! My baby shower is in a few weeks and there is no doubt I am hiring her again!

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A Touch of Class DJ Service
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janelle P.
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Henry was amazing throughout the entire process of planning our wedding reception, from the first moment I came across his website to his announcing of the last song of the wedding night. He took the time to promptly and enthusiastically respond to all of my questions and emails and check up on us periodically while also getting in touch with our venue representative and photographer. Henry carried that great enthusiasm to the wedding day - from the moment we stepped into the venue we could tell that he used his sharp eye and utmost care to assure that the setting would be perfect. The uplighting was brilliant and our requested monogram that shined on the wall was a delightful touch. The songs that he played throughout the dinner pleasantly surprised our guests and set the mood for the dancing portion of the night. Henry kept the energy going throughout the entire evening, reading the crowd to choose the most appropriate music and accommodating the song requests we had entered in his user friendly customer portal. We loved how he mixed the songs so that they flowed together seamlessly so that ourselves and our guests could dance the night away. We highly recommend A Touch of Class DJ Service for your wedding reception! ~Stephen & Janelle

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  • 16 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Sim C.
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Matt DaMattrix did a great job DJing at my sisters wedding. We was very accomdating since we had requested for him to play music from 3 different cultures/languages!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy H.
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Personable fun and intertaining for wedding I attended. He is a knowledgable dance instructor with years of experience. Great for events!!

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica G.
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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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RVT Productions
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn R.
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I hired Ray for our wedding this past Friday and let me Tell you.... Ray was awesome!!! He was on time and set everything up promptly. Hi a requirement was top of the line. He was able to read our guests and play music to get them dancing. He was very upbeat and funny. It was such a pleasure working with him. He even stay an extra hour ;) so we can keep the party going! I will be definitely booking him for all future events. Thanks Ray!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmen N.
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Patricia and the team she brought did an amazing job with myself, bridesmaids, and family. I'll start off by saying that my bridesmaids were very hesitant about getting their make up done, but I re-assured them that Patricia was the best and they saw for themselves on my wedding day! Everyone was extremely happy with their hair and make up, including myself! Every time an event goes by I look back at pictures and wonder why I did my make up like that or why did I decide to do my hair like that? Let me tell you, I look back at pictures of my hair and make up on my wedding day and am completely satisfied. Thank you Patricia!

Snappybytes
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Judy N.
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We hired Harry for our small simple wedding. The wedding was held at Pinstripes in South Barrington. We have not received the photos as yet because it was less than a week ago. Harry was very professional, showed up early and seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures. I can't wait to see the photos he shot! Even at the reception I got several compliments regarding how good he was. Harry was very easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend him for any occasion. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsi D.
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Mark was an amazing photographer. We booked him for our engagement photos, and we had such a great time with him and are extremely impressed with the photos he has sent us. He had an amazingly fast turnaround time for some sample photos with just a 2 day wait from our shoot. For the rest of the photos it only took him a couple of weeks! His work with lighting was spectacular, and he really made my fiancé and I enjoy the whole experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting any photos taken, whether engagement, wedding, or even just portraits.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Agnieszka K.
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Patricia was really great to work with for my wedding makeup and hair! She does a beautiful job and worked with me to get me the results that I wanted for my big day. She was super easy to talk to and felt like a friend even though we had just met. My timeline was really short and she delivered with zero hiccups. Very responsive and talented! Highly recommend!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly W.
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Ryan was the photographer for my wedding, and I could not be happier with the photos. Him and his partner were professional, responsive, organized and incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

GN Events
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Gene was a true professional! The props were amazing, payment easy, rate affordable, and my family LOVED the photobooth. We are so excited to have had GN Events at our wedding and end up with a file of photos detailing our friends and families having a blast. My brother missed the photobooth time slot, and Gene allowed him a last second photo! This is absolutely something will be talking about for many years to come. :)

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The Flower Girl Company
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly M.
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My flowers for my wedding day were absolutely beautiful. Kate went above and beyond what I was expecting. Anytime I need flowers in the future I will be going to Kate. She is extremely professional and really helped accomplish what I wanted. I had no clue in the beginning and she made the entire process so easy. If you need flowers make sure you get them from The Flower Girl Company!

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James Cryer Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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Very talented photographer! We have used him for our wedding, family pictures and just snap shot of our little man. I love every picture he sends and I love working with him! He has a great eye to capture the perfect shot and makes you free very comfortable. I will 100% keep going to him for all my photographer needs!

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 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.

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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