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Decatur Wedding Planners

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Magical Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Lori was a godsend. We had a very small, casual wedding ceremony/welcome party followed by a bigger reception the next day. She was there for us for every moment of each event. I worried about absolutely nothing either day. Lori handled everything deftly. She decorated our reception hall and it was even more beautiful than I imagined it would be, and set exactly the mood we were hoping to set. I would not hesitate to recommend Lori to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner, and I'd recommend her to anyone who thinks they *don't* need a wedding planner. :) You do. You need Lori.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica K.
Verified review

Gayle was professional and offered a lot of assistance with our wedding. She was available at all times to speak with. She helped my husband and I make informed decisions. We were appreciative of the help.

Private Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Raquel came out to work our wedding reception/tailgate and she did a wonderful job! Everyone commented on how nice she was. She even donated our extra food to a local charity to make sure it didn't go to waste.

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I am a retired ordained minister. I ministered in the pulpit for several years before retirement. I have a passion for performing weddings as I feel that it is a time when couples are the happiest. My wife is a certified wedding coordinator/planner and enjoys working with the couples I am working for. I love what I do and will be happy to give you your dream wedding.

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My heart goes into everything that I do. There is not a part of the event and wedding planning process that I do not make it as good as if it we my own. I make it even better and I make everyone's dreams come true.

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Having an accomplished staff that I've worked with for over 25 years gives us an edge. We just recently put a wedding for 100 together in 3 weeks, including dress consultation & fitting, invitations, rsvps, venues, florist, caterer, cake, musicians, hair, nail & make-up appointments, photographer, limo service, wedding night reservations, all decorations & provided clean up. Bride is a very busy professional & did not have the time to handle the details. We put the package together for her. We can do it all, or we can do minimal amounts. It is your day, your choice.

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I offer makeup and wedding planning services for major events, such as weddings, prom, etc. My fees are very affordable.

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I am a full time public speaking professor/author/journalist. I put all of my skills together to make a custom ceremony that everyone will remember. No two couples are the same. Why should their wedding be?

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I did weddings for the US Air Force base in Warner Robins, Georgia. I can supply pictures. I was responsible for the setting up, decorating, and taking down of the events.

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Top Ten Reasons to hire DJ Matthew Stevens. 1 Book Me means get Me, guaranteed in writing. 2 Insured, licenced and 2 national associations. 3 Free consultations, all inclusive up front fees. 4 Multiple light and speaker setups to fit any size room and crowd. 5 Established business office, monthly and yearly meetings, professional. 6 Online date checker, event planner packet and price quote generator. 7 Certified Wedding Expert. Certified Master of Ceremonies. Over 18 years experience. 8 I do not drink alcohol, smoke or flirt with guests. 9 There is back up equipment at every event. Just in case. 10 I have the talent, skills, equipment and personality to make your event one you've always dreamed of.

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I offer Vegas style Elvis weddings with full Elvis tribute and DJ for the reception. I am an Elvis impersonation ordained minister.

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I work with the person to see what I can do for them. We work on a budget that they can afford. I make the cake, do the flowers, decorate and plan the wedding as the person wants.

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Nedra's Nuptials is my wedding consulting business that offers a full array of wedding services. I can assist you in all aspects of your wedding or select parts. I can save you lots of money because I can do invitations, save the date magnets, florals, menus and decorations. This is my side job that I enjoy doing, simply because I love weddings. You won't find me listed in the yellow pages because I'm just beginning to grow. My goal is to take your vision and I will turn it into your wedding day reality.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer full set up and take down for wedding receptions and help with all the venue and booking details. I also offer day of coordination to help your wedding go as smooth as possible. I'm also experienced in children's parties and special events.

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Traditional and nontraditional weddings and receptions are custom planned for your special day. We offer wonderful weddings and great receptions.

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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