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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Megan B.
Verified review

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
  • 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.
Verified review

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
Maria E.
Verified review

Wedding Planner Full Service I couldn't have better things to say about working with Rick and Special Occasion Events . We booked a full wedding planning package and MC. And Throughout the planning process, Valerie and Rick were attentive, organized and resourceful. Valerie helped to alleviate any additional stress leading up to the wedding by providing helpful tips and resources that kept me and my husband on track for our big day. She made the wedding planning process so much better. She went out of her way to accommodate us in many occasion . She make sure we were happy with every decision we made about our vendors and work professionally with every vendor. And on our rehearsal day and made sure all of our attendants (and little ones!) knew exactly what they were doing, and made it fun and enjoyable throughout. On our wedding day, I knew I had absolutely nothing to stress about because Valeri and Rick were on it. Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner and MC and am so grateful that we picked Special Occasion Events to help us throughout our wedding planning. I would recommend Special Occasion Events to absolutely anyone!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 67 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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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Stuart E.
    Verified review

    They did the wedding for my son. Everything was great. Very nice people to deal with as well! Would use them again for special occasions.

    City Chic Events
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeannette S.
    Verified review

    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.

    Lillian Rose Events
    4.6
    from 10 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Tricia A.
    Verified review

    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.

    A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Zura L.
    Verified review

    Mani and her team were amazing from start to finish! They did a great job on the decor and everyone absolutely loved everything they did! I would highly recommend her she will do her best to make your event perfect which she did for me! Will definitely be doing more events through her!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shannon S.
    Verified review

    Wow! There are not enough good things to say about Ashley and her team. Once I spoke with Ashley, I knew she was the right one for the job. She may be "newer" to this industry, but she delivered more than we could have ever asked. Our wedding was about 170 people and she helped organize everything on the day of from A to Z, there every step of the way. Every time I'd try to do something, she'd remind me to enjoy my big day and let her take care of it. If there were "concerns", I didn't know about them because she took care of it all. On the day of, she coordinated with all of the vendors perfectly, and at the end of the day, our wedding was perfect, and she is a big reason for that. If you have any doubts about her and her teams abilities, feel free to have her give you my contact info for a reference. I have nothing but amazing things to say about her work, professionalism, and her drive to make anyone's event the best day of their life. I wish I had photos to share, but we have not received them back yet. In any case, hire T.A.L.M.A! The best money you'll spend for your event.

    H.B.I.C. Weddings
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Lisa T.
    Verified review

    I cannot say enough good things about Diane! We already had a wedding planner for my daughter's wedding (& she was also fabulous), but needed someone to guide us in getting just what we needed to transform our venue from typical to magical. Diane not only knows the right vendors, but she also knows what works & what doesn't. She has many years of experience and we were able to use her expertise to help make important selections. She was available for several meetings ahead of the wedding. She was there all day ensuring that everything was in place. I learned that she had our backs more than the venue did! Our band director later commented to me that Diane was amazing as she saw her working with the venue personnel. Knowing that Diane was behind the scenes allowed us to walk into that magical space and enjoy a most incredible evening!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Kathryn Lauren Weddings and Events is an investment in an effortless, stylish and affordable event. I make it my business to help your expenses stay on target, all while maintaining your personal flair and freeing you up to enjoy the moment with your guests, like you deserve. Kathryn Lauren Weddings and Events has been planning events in Chicago for more than 15 years. From staging birthday parties to pulling off weddings, we love to create order from chaos, eliminating overwhelm and educating my clients to become savvy celebrants. Together, we'll create your vision and welcome your guests with minimum frustration and maximum style.

    G. David Drury Wedding
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Alexandra W.
      Verified review

      G. David did a fantastic job officiating our wedding in September. My husband and I wanted a more intimate wedding with someone we knew to officiate, and my Godfather, G. David, was the perfect choice. It was his first time officiating, but you would never know it! He was professional, extremely thorough in putting together the ceremony, and really listened to what my husband and I wanted in our wedding ceremony. We only had one face-to-face "business" meeting before the big day, yet everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend G. David for a special wedding ceremony tailored to your unique wedding vision!

      1931 Bridal
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Angela H.
        Verified review

        The entire experience working with 1931 was excellent. Working with the owner made me feel important and all questions were answered respectfully and professionally. Everyone is prompt, talented, and visionary. Weddings are stressful enough but this experience was serious and fun. I LOVED my crystal bouquet and will be shopping again at 1931 Bridal!

        • 11 years in business
        Kayla M.
        Verified review

        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
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        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.

        Chicago Wedding Design

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          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.

          Richter's Marketplace

          New To Thumbtack

            About

            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.

            Event Couture Weddings

            New To Thumbtack

            • 15 years in business
            About

            Trust Event Couture Weddings to take care of all your Wedding Coordination details — from decor and location to food and seating. I’ll assist you in developing a budget, help pick out vendors as well as a venue, and take care of the day’s timeline so you won’t have to worry about a thing except showing up. I guarantee My Wedding Coordination will have those in attendance raving about the event afterwards. ​ We offer Day-of Coordination, Partial Planning, and Complete planning packages.

            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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