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DeKalb Wedding Planners

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Megan B.
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I hired Donna and her son for a wedding of 115 people. Absolutely fantastic!! Set up very quickly and helped break down at the end of the night. Most importantly, especially at a wedding, there were no problems with people getting over served. Great job, would definatley hire again.

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
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Jennifer was amazing I got 3 different drafts for my ceremony and I wanted a little bit of everything and she made it happened. The day of rehearsal I didn't know what to do and she was able to me a little bit of a wedding planner as well I loved it. My ceremony was amazing thank you for everything.

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal Garhammer W.
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Holly and team were fantastic! Professional team for my clients wedding! Highly recommended ! Thanks Holly and team! Crystal WeddingBliss708 Wedding Planning & Coordinating

  • 11 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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I love Angie from Blossom and Branch!! She is absolutely the best value for quality, professional work. The event planners I talked to were pushing me towards much larger and a lot more expensive florists- I am so grateful I did some research and found this great little business! My wedding was definitely not over the top (15 table settings, 8 bouquets and boutonnieres and church arrangements) and I could not believe what these bigger florists wanted. Angie was able to quote me less than half of what these other florists were going to charge me. I was worried (like all brides!) that everything was going to be perfect and all I can say is Angie rocked these flowers! All my bouquets were absolutely beautiful and the creativity she put into my table settings made those arrangements stunning. l am going to miss her upbeat attitude as she and I had a blast together planning the exact flowers and colors I wanted and she made it all happen just like how I pictured it. Anyone planning a wedding - and looking to save a couple of bucks!- would be smart to give Angie and Blossom and Branch a shot. Good Luck! Tina P.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen S.
Verified review

Thank you very much C2Details, for providing the extra care during our family's recent wedding celebration. You were professional in your presentation and sensative to our special day. we appreciated your extending care to even the smallest details. Your quality of work helped to make this day memorable for our family. Your work exemplified your name! ~ Carmen Staggers

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Bethany Moore Events
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olivia T.
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I found Bethany on Thumbtack about a year and a half before our wedding. We had already met with numerous other wedding planners, with one even being a close friend of ours. However, based on Bethany’s style, personality, business acumen, ethics, and pricing, we were immediately in awe and decided to hire her. Throughout the planning process, Bethany was responsive when we needed her and especially towards the weeks and days leading up to the wedding. She made sure to execute our vision for our wedding day, which was done on a tight budget (something my husband brought up nonstop, haha). In the end, everything went perfect and looked even better than we imagined! We had the best wedding day ever and couldn’t have pulled it off without Bethany and her assistant. She made sure that we had everything that we needed and wanted on our wedding day. Both the ceremony and reception went off without any hiccups and we were able to just relax and have fun. We would hire Bethany again in a heartbeat and let her work her magic. Thanks for sharing this special day with us AND for making sure that we ate ☺

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jon J.
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I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Sarah of Sarah Kathleen Events on several occasions. The first few times were back when she planned my company’s annual conferences. She put together every last detail and took into consideration what the attendees would enjoy. Between group outings to sporting events, team building activities, and menu options for each meal, she put a lot of thought into what we’d like. All throughout the process, she was professional, thorough, and nothing but courteous and considerate to everyone there. Most recently, I worked with her on a wedding that was at my workplace, a local hotel that hosted the ceremony and reception for the happy couple, and she was the wedding planner. Sarah, along with her extremely attentive and equally creative staff (Louis and Loraine), once again used her creative talents and professional intuition and planned a spectacular, elegant party that everyone enjoyed. She worked hard to cater to the bridal party and guests’ needs and also worked in tandem with the hotel staff to make sure everyone was in the know. Overall, I highly recommend Sarah Kathleen Events for the work that they do. Between their work with high-stress corporate events and beautiful, memorable weddings, Sarah and her team are an extremely talented group of individuals that pay attention to what you want and execute that with the utmost professionalism and creativity.

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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.
Verified review

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!

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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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Aly was a true godsend. We're very easy going, but even still she helped us keep our sanity through caterer issues and general wedding planning stress. She was so incredibly friendly, accommodating, and truly vested in our success, peace of mind, and happiness. Hiring Aly was, without a doubt, the single best choice we made - well, aside from saying "I do". ;)

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn W.
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Megan was extremely helpful throughout the planning process. On the actual day of the wedding I got countless compliments on the food! Everything that was provided was delicious, fresh, and held up in the heat outside (it was 88 degrees out!) Thank you Megan and everyone else from Now We're Cookin', you helped make our wedding reception go off without a hitch with a perfect price for our budget!!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erin O.
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My husband and I chose Sunn Flower Gourmet to cater for our wedding in late September, and were fairly pleased with our decision. My parents and I loved the food at our tasting a month prior so I just raved about it to my husband to be, excited for us both to enjoy it at our wedding. We were told two weeks before the wedding, when we were discussing our wedding day details, that we would be able to keep whatever food was left over after dinner was served, so my husband and I mingled with guests after our dinner salad and we danced the night away. At the end of the evening we were bummed to discover that nothing was left for us to eat, despite having been offered and promised leftovers. Excellent, quality food. Exquisite combinations. Incredibly friendly staff. Terri honestly felt like family. Our only disappointment was perhaps in communication or follow through.

Lillian Rose Events
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia A.
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From the flowers and decoration to just friendliness and willingness to go above and beyond for our little summer wedding. Lillian Rose Events made our wedding day a day to remember! She is honestly and amazing wedding planner and just an all around great person to work with.

City Chic Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette S.
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Allana was so professional and organized. She made my son and daughter-in-law's wedding day so special. From the rehearsal to the wedding she managed to keep everyone in check and I know that wasn't easy. Joe and Betsy said the evening was perfect and couldn't have done it without you. I would definitely recommend Allana to anyone looking for a wedding planner in the future.

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna P.
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My daughter got married in 2015 and Annalisa was our go to gal..she helped us out with everything and listened to my daughter's ideas and made them happen. Phantom of the opera was her theme! Bella events helped answer questions and got the wedding venue to do what was expected and her day was special. She made the bride's/bridal party bouquets. Centerpieces and many extras added. Would highly recommend her again.

Dessa Event Planning
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Amazing event planning! Dessa took the stress out of planning my wedding. They helped plan every single detail of my special day. I really loved that Abryanna took my budget into account and helped me save money. My day wouldn't have turned out as beautiful as it did if I didn't have Dessa Event Planning. Abryanna understood my vision exactly. Thanks to her my wedding went smoothly!

Biju Bride
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Raphael A.
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She provides excellent services; the flow of the wedding ceremony was well organized and everything was done on time.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ana O.
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Hiring Kristin was one of the best decisions I've made when planning our wedding last summer. Kristin made sure the decor looked exactly as I wanted it! Working with her was a pleasure. She pays great attention to detail, and her talent in event planning and styling is obvious. Kristin and her team are a gem!

Events by Sarah
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michella C.
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Sarah was AMAZING! Just a dream to work with! I would recommend her to anyone. Made my wedding day a breeze, super organized and has great experience!

Plan-It Perfect, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Terry W.
Verified review

When both of my daughters got engaged one month apart, and chose wedding dates seven weeks apart, we hired Plan-It Perfect to plan both weddings! Angela and her team did a remarkable job of not only designing, creating and implementing every aspect of both important events, but also managed to create two very distinctive weddings for my two very different daughters. And, when we got to the actual weekend of each wedding, no one in our family had to do anything but enjoy ourselves, spend time with friends and family and celebrate the happy couple. When our youngest gets married, we will not hesitate for a second to bring Angela and Plan-It Perfect on board!

Tiffany C.
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Ms. Parker was the event planner for my wedding. She and her staff were phenomenal. Her level of professionalism surpassed my expectations. She was very patient and understanding with me as I changed my mind numerous times about what I wanted. I eventually went with a Tiffany and Co. themed wedding and the decorations 100% embodied what Tiffany and Co. embraces, which is timeless beauty and elegance. Because I wanted the real Tiffany and Co. boxes at my wedding, Ms. Parker went so far as to contact headquarters of Tiffany and Co requesting the boxes. I was impressed and would recommend BAM Wedding and Event Specialist to anyone seeking a time to remember

LaBelleVie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Tachelle M.
Verified review

LaBelleVie catered our wedding reception in June. I could not have picked a better place. The food was delicious (we had an upscale style taco bar.) The bar they set up was fantastic! They brought a beer garden indoors, with an amazing assortment of cocktails.(we married in an old farm building so it really helped classy up the place)Chris Sutton and her staff worked with me on every thought or concern I may have had. They all really went above and beyond to make sure I had the most perfect wedding reception. I even used their beautifully decorated bar in Aledo IL. to take some of my wedding photos in.

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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