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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
Verified review

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 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 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

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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
Jamie P.
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Great music and easy to work with- easiest part of my wedding planning!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Temeca O.
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Church had to set up with decorations for a wedding which was done and Marvalous job she did... Then she had to decorate the hall which they only Gave her an hour... And with that hour she worked her magic and did a BEE TEE FUL and AMAZING JOB..LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, suggestions and conerns... THANK YOU For being available and willing to do the work for us. I think we made a great choice when we went with you..

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Blanchard Special Events
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheri O.
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Heidi is fantastic. She guided me through every step of my wedding planning process to ensure that I didn't feel overwhelmed or freak out.

Diana's Floral
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christie J.
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I had the best experience ever working with Diana. She took my vision and made it even better. She worked with me and my expensive taste in flowers and helped me get everything I wanted within my budget. She tied in every texture so elegantly in the bouquets and centerpieces. (Unfortunately...I didn't get a picture of the centerpieces...waiting for professional photos) Aside from that she was so pleasant and kind...and gives wonderful hugs (which you might need when wedding planning). I received so many compliments on my flowers and centerpieces. And will definitely be referring anyone looking for a florist to her. I look forward to hopefully working with her again in the future. I'm sure I'll find something for her!!

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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". ;)

  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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Thankful to Ms Profit, she saved my wedding day as my initial coordinator backed out a week before my wedding, she took over decorating, coordination and handling all my vendors. My day was beautiful no one could tell that she stepped in last minute she ran my day as if it was her own wedding.

City Chic Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Allana planned our intimate destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. Allana located and made all arrangements with the vendors to provide the services required: officiant, flowers, food, photographer, hiring a boat. I don't speak Spanish, and she does, so I couldn't have done it without her. She found some really great vendors, whereas I wouldn't have known where to start, even had we been stateside. She managed everything day of, too, and everything went super smoothly, it was perfect! I enjoyed working with Allana, it's clear that she loves event planning!

  • 23 years in business
Sara S.
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Robert & his Team at FINAO Wedding Design & Event professionals made us feel like we were more than a client, but as best friends. They really listened to our wants and needs for both the wedding ceremony and reception. The theatrical entertainment they pulled off at the reception is still a magical wonder, but either way our guests of 325 were in awe! I am always telling my coworkers and friends to hire FINAO for any event! They have connections that you can't look up online or in the yellow pages. They have partnered with the most amazing DJ who makes his own art. My now husband and I could not agree on a song for our first dance so FINAO's DJ seamlessly mixed the two together without skipping a note/beat. We decided to order an Ice Sculpture for our reception and WOW! With all that said Robert kept inside our budget and made sure we were involved throughout the entire planning. INCREDIBLE!

VKL Consulting Group, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Elizabeth K.
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“We would like to extend the highest recommendation to Ms. Virginia Lionberger, professional wedding coordinator/planner. From our first meeting her creativity and innovative thinking were obvious. She paid attention to every organizational detail and capably handled everything from start to finish leaving us free to focus on the excitement of the day. Ms. Lionberger provided us with a multitude of catering, decorating and entertainment options, her overall resources are quite impressive. Ms. Lionberger is energetic, engaging and full of fresh ideas. She listened to our desires and transformed them into a reality that we could afford. The planning of our wedding was a pleasurable and hassle-free experience. Virgina partnered with us in all aspects. Our wedding far exceeded our expectations, we could not have been more pleased.” Elizabeth and John

Lionhearted Events
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay K.
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Grace, from the moment Jordan and I met with her, was outgoing, incredibly helpful, and offered her support through every detail of the day of and the rehearsal. We hired her just a few weeks before the big day, and her help was invaluable. I consider myself a Type A, DIY-er, but you can't coordinate yourself walking down the aisle. Grace and her crew for Lionhearted Events were exactly what I needed. On the day of, you want to feel like a duck gracefully above water, and that's exactly what she and her two assistants provided. They handled every bit of decorating the ceremony and reception with all of my DIY-ed crafts, and it turned out more gorgeous than I ever could have imagined. She met with the florist to pick up flowers from the hotel we were staying in the night before and the night of the wedding when my florist decided to go against our original agreement and drop off at the venue. She offered to drop off hotel gift bags a few days before the wedding when my electric car was out of commission. She made us a plate of our cocktail hour food, knowing that photos would prevent us from enjoying our cocktail hour. More than simply moving pieces in place, Grace was unbelievably kind, supportive, and relaxed, which made me and my now husband enjoy every single second of our wedding. I feel like everyone says that their wedding day is so stressful because they want everything to be perfect, but I can honestly say that ours was perfect, and I wasn't stressed for a second of it because Grace kept us all in the loop, but communicated everything for us. She was invaluable, and if I can recommend any vendor from my wedding, she is the person I would pick as number 1 most important. Hire her. Your day will be amazing for more than just the fact that you are marrying the love of your life--all that time and work you put into planning will actually go the way you want it to, and you can remember every second of it thanks to her tireless effort and work and kindness.

“I Do” Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Kayla M.
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Tracy and Deb 💕❤️ thank you so very much for not only planning but coordinating our wedding day! At first I was just looking for my vendors on my own when I came across hair and makeup I found Traci ‘s business called Makeup and Hair by Traci &co. Not only do they do red carpet ready hair and make up for brides and bridal parties but they also do wedding planning and Day of coordination which made planning my wedding so much easier! I had initially hired a different wedding planner who was starting to really stress me out that is why I took to Wedding Wire to find vendors on my own and I cannot think these two ladies enough! At first I was a little taken aback by the fact that they are able to do the two most important jobs of the day on my wedding day but they killed it !! They started helping me day one which was about 8 to 9 months before my wedding day and found all of the vendors for me scheduled meetings not only did one of them show up to all of my meetings but they assured me weekly that everything was going as planned! The day of my wedding was the best day of my life so far and I could not have done it without the two of them I cannot tell you how grateful we are for all of your help we could not have done this without you guys. I highly recommend “I do “bridal boutique for not only wedding planning and coordinating but they do amazing hair and make up as well! Thank you so much again!!

  • 2 years in business
Cheryl S.
Verified review

We had a fundraising campaign at work for which Angela designed very creative banners and flyers and decorated several areas in several buildings. She did an awesome job and everything looked wonderfully festive and attracted attention to our campaign.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My job is to make your vision come true. I take from the concept that is in your mind to the physical at your fingertips. Everything is custom handmade to deliver the perfect unique event that you desire.

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Are you stressed about your pre-wedding events? Are you hoping your bridal party will pull it together? Are you worried you're going to end up doing all the planning yourself? Then, Maid for a Bride is right for you! Services include the planning and execution of the following (choose one or choose all): * Engagement Party * Bachelorette Party * Bridal Shower * Bridal Luncheon * Rehearsal Dinner Are you looking for something specific? Let me know! I'm very flexible and happy to work with you to create the experience that's just right. See my own wedding featured on Style Me Pretty below!

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Have you ever wondered why the wedding planning process can't be more like happy hour? Actually, it can be. Chicago Wedding Design brings you a refined selection of top-shelf vendors so that choosing your dress, photographer, caterer, and every other ingredient in your perfect wedding is more like selecting the perfect martini on a Friday evening. Of course, most people only get married once and don’t attend more than a dozen weddings in their lifetime, so how are they supposed to know what to do? That’s why we created Chicago Wedding Design, because why shouldn't wedding planning be every bit as delightful as happy hour? Chicago Wedding Design is comprised of wedding planning professionals who are available to help you plan and execute the most important day of your life.

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Let Richter's Marketplace give you the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford. We have so much to offer to you on your special day, from beautifully design floral to wonderfully coordinated decor. We also have catering on site. References and pictures are available.

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We are a full service planning and design firm serving busy, chic brides in the entire Chicagoland area. We are a team of young women working together to make the bride and groom's vision a reality. We love making visions come to life. We avoid cookie cutter weddings and strive to make each wedding unique to the individual personalities of the couples we are working with.

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Kelly Ray Wedding and Events does full-service wedding planning, event planning and day-of event coordination.

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I am obsessed with planning parties and organizing. Friends started asking me to plan events for them, then weddings, then I planned mine. I loved every second. I then planned my coworkers and sister's. I also do showers and rehearsal dinners. Let me handle the stress and organization needed to plan your big day.

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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