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Edwardsville Event Planners

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Cre8ive Cre8ions
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Quin B.
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Cre8ive Cre8ions was absolutely delightful. Shalonda was very patient and professional. Always answered calls, texts and emails promptly. We've already started planning my grand daughter's 1 year bday and shes not due for another 3weeks. She completely brought my vision to life! Nothing but good reviews from myself and the attendees of the baby shower she designed for me.

The Event Extraordinaire
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget R.
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Planning your wedding from beginning to end and across different time zones can be challenging and stressful. I relied heavily on you to make decisions in my absence. You nailed it and gave Us our fairytale wedding. Your management of contracts, vendors, guests...and the bride was impeccable. I’m still amazed at how you pulled our wedding off without any major issues. All you had was my vision and my numerous pictures from Pinterest. 🙃 The most notable accomplishment and compliment is that you never got frustrated and you knew the right moment to suggest a massage. All in all, I would/will definitely recommend your services to others.

Smile Often Events LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steph C.
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Great job with our event! Highly recommend.

Netteworks Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tawana H.
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Exceeded my expectations and went beyond anything I imagined. Time was not on her side yet you would never know that! I still habe people calling and asking me for pictures, the decorator 's name and phone number. In my dad's word ELEGANZA! Indeed an event called for words not even in the dictionary! It's something about Netteworks Design.... she combines all of her talents creating THE MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ANY OCCASION! THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAUGHTER'S 16TH BDAY ONE I KNOW I WILL NEVER FORGET!

Robin H.
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I can't say it enough positive things about Heaven and Catering and Events their service is spectacular and their customer service is unbelievable overall an excellent company and staff to work with!

Amrit A.
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Working with the team at Big Bow Events was a real pleasure. They helped us with planning and designs a beautiful Mandap and lovely florals that beat the prices on most every other company. They really listened to us and met us at the venue to design our concepts. Would highly recommend them to anyone who is getting married.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Sonja was professional, affordable and most important, flexible! There were a couple vendor mishaps on the day of but I never would have known. Would highly recommend.

GMS Incentives, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Lindsay T.
Verified review

Gladys was great to work with!! She is very thorough and has great ideas for the perfect product ideas!!!! I would highly recommend anyone to her for any of your needs!

Eminence Events
5.0
from 1 review
    Tessa F.
    Verified review

    Eminence events exceeded all expectations for my big day! Every last detail was simply perfect! I couldn't have been happier with how everything went. Working with Emily and her staff was super easy, fun, and enjoyable. Having a wedding planner who knew what they were doing made the day flow so smoothly and relieved all my stress. I can't thank eminence events enough for all their hard work and dedication to make it the best day of our lives!!!

    Blush Events Saint Louis
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Emily B.
    Verified review

    My day was nothing short of AMAZING! After trying to plan my wedding, my plans fell through less than 4 months before my big day. I lost so much money and what was left looked pretty pitiful. I found Kori on The Knot and I hired her in fear that if I touched anything it would fall apart. In four and with a budget less than $7,000 she worked a miracle. No one was the wiser including me or my husband. Until this day people are convinced that we spent over $20,000. From start to finish Kori and her staff executed my day flawlessly. We are forever grateful!!

    About

    For over 25 years, Production Support Services has been providing high-quality technical support for all types of live event production. From business meetings and conventions, to concerts and theaters, and everything in between, we have the equipment and experience to ensure that your live event is nothing short of a smashing success. We offer a multitude of services including state-of-the-art equipment, highly skilled labor, top-notch design and planning, and excellent production management for clients and events both large and small. In addition to our live event production, we also offer several other convenient services, such as: * equipment rentals * equipment sales and installation * labor brokering * creative services and consultation * fabrication We pride ourselves on our strong commitment to our client's satisfaction, outstanding customer service, unparalleled attention to detail, and our extreme flexibility in any situation. Since we are a "turn-key" full-service production company, and we carry all the equipment necessary to make your event happen in-house (including lighting, sound, staging, drapery, rigging, video, special effects, and crowd control), we believe that our ability to adapt to your needs and schedule sets us apart from all the rest. Our dedicated and experienced staff has worked all over the world in and within every facet of our industry.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a "full-service" catering and event planning. No job is too small or too large. We cater all types of events such as corporate lunches, weddings, class reunions, family reunions, showers, romantic dinners for two. There are no limits to what our culinary team can do. We will prepare American, Italian, Greek, Asian, West Indies and so on. Give us a try today.

    About

    I am just starting on my own, coming from over 20 years of corporate event planning and management experience. I have organized luncheons, meetings, carnivals, elegant galas and 5k or 10k charity runs, with attendance from 10 people to 1700 runners. I am very detail oriented, and I work in a timely fashion, with communication with my clients being of utmost importance.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am a retired Postal Employee with nothing but ELEGANT ideas ranging from A to Z. I have been decorating and providing special touches for about 10 years (on a personal note).

    About

    What makes my services stand out from others is....its you and only you. I will not overlap in events, so I am able to attend to the customers need at all times. You will experience the one on one commitment that only I will provide

    About

    I can make your event fantastic and fun that it will blow you away. I live for the memorable experience. I can do flowers and help with music and decorations. I am a christian man who is full of integrity and chivalry. I go above and beyond for you! Tommy

    About

    We provide our married couples with a black tie spectacular venue after their wedding day celebration. Now it is time for us to help you relax and celebrate your anniversaries with other married lovers couples who share the same month and year of their bond of holy matrimony vow services made before God, family and friends. We provide events for weddings ,our sweet sixteen are very popular, and for our young men our Broman event ,birthdays,graduations,TeaParties with mom and dads are especially an big hit for our customers give us a call or email us so we can make your event an night to remember.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    We are a family-owned business that provides event coordinating, party planning for weddings, birthdays, etc. We provide catering services and we also have licensed hairstylists.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Every service we provide has our best interest for our clients. Each experience is different for each client so we personalize our services to meet their needs. No one party is the same, and that is what makes The Carter Experience live up to its means. When you hire us, you are going to get that personalized experience that'll bring your vision to life.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    Unlike catering companies we prepare everything fresh on site; our food is never pre-cooked and kept warm for hours. Our Five Star service covers ambiance, food, presentation, quality and service. We do all the shopping, all the cooking, all the serving and all the clean up while our clients enjoy our dining delicacies! Dining Delicacies trades all the restaurant variables for an unparalleled dining experience that is competitively priced, and all in the comfort of your own home so that you only have to sit down and relax while enjoying your company and the great food and service we provide.

    • 1 year in business
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    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.

    How much do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

    A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

    What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

    When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

    • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
    • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
    • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
    • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

    Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

    Do I need a wedding day coordinator?

    Even if you’ve handled every detail of planning your wedding, you might appreciate having a day-of wedding coordinator in your corner. Usually, the coordinator meets with you a few weeks before your wedding to put together a detailed timeline of everything that needs to happen on your wedding day. Then, on the big day, the coordinator makes sure everything goes according to plan — and handles any emergencies that pop up, such as party crashers, missing tuxedos, late vendors, disappearing bridal party members and more. Most wedding coordinators also handle:

    • Distributing the wedding day timeline to all of your vendors.
    • Coordinating all of your vendors, including the photographer, florist and baker.
    • Conducting the wedding rehearsal.
    • Helping the bride and her wedding party get dressed and take photos.   
    • Checking floor plans, lighting levels, cake placement, menus, favors and more.
    • Collecting the wedding gifts and keeping personal items safe and accounted for.

    Even if you don’t think you need a wedding coordinator, check with your venue. Some require that couples hire a day-of wedding coordinator for the day of the event. 

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