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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua D.
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Words cannot even begin to explain how happy we are with DJ Joe Stephen and Standing Ovation DJs. He provided the music, lightening, and special effects for both our cocktail hour and wedding reception on July 14th, 2018. He definitely lives up to all the positive reviews we found on him while doing our research. First, he was willing to meet with us at a day, time, and location that was the most convenient for us, he was both personal and professional from the very first time meeting him, and we felt very comfortable talking about music and ambiance ideas about our wedding with him. He was very familiar with our venue, the InterContinental, and his set up was perfect with lighting that beautifully matched our theme and colors. We didn’t go big on floral arrangements/decorations, and we’re very happy we didn’t, because we feel like Joe provided everything we needed with the lightening. His special effects wowed our guests and made our night very magical without going over the top. His music selection was spot on with what we wanted and described to him. He was also flexible with the last-minute changes we made leading up to the reception. He knows his music, definitely knows how to get a party going, and was attentive and took requests at a drop of a hat throughout the entire event. Our guests had nothing but positive feedback about Joe and felt very entertained all the way to the end of the evening. Finally, his prices were very reasonable, fit perfectly with our budget, and can be tailored to any budget depending on what specific services you’re looking for in your reception. Perfect is the word that keeps coming to mind each time I think about the night, and he was a huge part of making our night very special. I definitely recommend Joe and Standing Ovations; we’re so happy we found him!

All around Entertainment
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
Raji R.
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Dawn is "THE" professional whose hands you want your event to be in.We had her at our son's first birthday party. She did balloon decoration, face painting and balloon twisting.The decorations were so amazing that all my guests kept mentioning this was the most elegant decoration that they have ever seen in a party.We found in the photos that most of my guests got face/hand painting.She considers your party very special just the way you would consider.

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda O.
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I had an event in Gurnee, Il and I hired Special Occasion to help me plan and organize it. I was absolutely very happy with them. Very professional, very well organized and friendly all the way around. My event was elegant and everyone that came was amazed of how beautiful everything was. The band, master ceremony, dj, event decorators ect...job very well done, absolutely just beautiful. Thank you Special Occasion Event. For making my event a beautiful memory. Very truly yours, Yolanda

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristi M.
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Holly is a must hire for all of your decorating needs!! I threw a Murder Mystery Party at our local golf club, and she did an amazing job decorating this venue. Her attention to detail was outstanding, the guests commented on this as well! She communicated with me every step of the way and stayed on budget. She was so easy to work with and executed our vision flawlessly! I will hire Holly for all my parties!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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Charlene did an amazing job with the head table lighting decoration for my daughter's Quinceanera! My daughter was so excited at the way it turned out.

  • 20 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
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Rented tables and linens. Nice person on phone suggested some balloon decor. The event looked fantastic when finished. So glad I called.

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sree P.
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Andrea has decorated a balloon arch with balloon columns for my baby’s first birthday. She is very polite and has been very responsive. I would surely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a responsive, professional decorator.

Carol Brody
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Ken N.
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Carol did a super job of staging and decorating the place. She delivered more than what was promised.

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Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcus M.
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Where do I begin... Heidi is beyond what we ever expected. She exceeded every expectation plus more. She was vet easy to work with. We still don't know how she was able to juggle everything in her life and ours as well... super woman! My now wife and I showed up a few minutes late to our rehearsal and when we arrived she had everyone lined up and ready to go! Her time management is amazing. Her planning and decorating is great! She was even great with difficult family members and went out of her way to ensure we had no worries on our big day! Our wedding was a success because of her! Couldn't have done it without Heidi. Thank you so much!!!! We are beyond grateful!!

Party Xpress
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
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Lynette was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, and worked with our schedule for both events in terms of delivery time. We had many people at both events ask what company we used for the balloons. We will definitely contact Party Xpress next year . It was a pleasure. Colleen Brady I will send photos as soon as I find out who has some. (I assigned that job to someone, but they did not follow through.)

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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Tyler A.
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Aly was our day-of wedding coordinator and we could not be happier for having worked with her. She has a take-charge personality that's optimal if you're an introverted, people-pleasing person (like the bride was, in our case). The greenery we planned to use for cake decorating ran out at the last minute, and Aly sprang into action and discreetly collected some blooms from the bridesmaid bouquets to use instead. She also took care to check in with us throughout the day and get our approval on last-minute changes. I have no doubt that she smoothed out some bumps in our wedding day that we don't realize ever happened - she's that good.

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
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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!

Elegant Wedding Design
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara H.
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Mrs. Charlene immediately understood my vision and made it come to life. She is very prompt, thorough & professional. I would highly recommend her to coordinate or decorate your venue.

Ilene April Interiors, Ltd.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy S.
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Ilene has a keen sense of color, texture and proportion. She understood my goals very quickly and was able to use her own expertise to guide my taste. She also gave me tremendous choices despite the fact I did not have an unlimited budget. My only regret was that I couldn't do more with her all at once but look forward to having her help me finish my place in the future!

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania C.
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I have had a wonderful time working with Bella Events. The graduation party that this designer put together for me was so beautifully detailed. This designer has a special way of putting everything I say into a perfectly crafted design and truly pays attention to every detail. I believe that is what ultimately makes a beautiful event. Throughout my event I was constantly getting compliments on the decor. This designer was great at communication, she valued my opinion, and she really stayed on top of things. The next event I have will definitely be with Bella Events!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim D.
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Renae decorated my condo in downtown Chicago and I couldn't be happier! She did such a great job and my house looks great. She is very professional and was always on time for our appointments. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an interior designer

A Joyous Party Occasion
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
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I used Joy February 2017 for my daughter ‘s surprised 40th birthday party. She set up s candy bar with her color scheme. Also she decorated the room too. I will recommend her as she was very helpful and communicated throughout the event.

Designtech
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Phyllis is very knowledgeable and thorough 😀

Simply Organized Solutions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Valentina E.
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Absolutely amazing! I had just moved into my new apartment and had things cluttered everywhere. She spent three hours with me and it was honestly the best thing I'd ever done. She tackled my kitchen, my closet, and even helped out with my living room and my junk room! She also helped me with hanging photos. I honestly need to have her back again now that I have had time to assess and spend a few more house shopping and finalizing the arrangement of my new place. I hope to work with her again soon and I highly recommend the service. Professional, prompt, excellent organizer!

Dana Day Of Coordination
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pam C.
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I had a great time working with Dana for my July 2017 wedding at Salvage One and would highly recommend her as a day-of coordinator. Since she worked at Salvage One, she knew the venue well and knew what would work and what wouldn't. She helped me fine tune the details for the day-of activities and helped set up all my DIY decor. She made sure everything ran smoothly the day of so that my family or I wouldn't have to worry about a thing. I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding. Thanks, Dana!

  • 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!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

How much do interior designers charge?

You can hire an interior design for a job as basic as a one-room consultation or as complex as supervising the design of an entire new home, helping with space planning, choosing color palettes, and shopping for furniture, flooring and artwork. The size and scope of the job will determine how much an interior designer charges; the average national cost for an interior designer ranges from $75 to $100 or more per hour. Other cost factors include the person’s reputation — interior designers to the stars are usually more expensive — and region. Most interior designers charge an average of $100-$225 for an initial consultation, but some will charge an hourly rate, usually starting at an average of $50, for larger projects that require extensive consultations. Hourly rates may be available for smaller projects, such as redecorating a living room or staging a home for sale; for instance, shopping and consulting can cost an average of $75 to $100 per hour, while staging costs and average $95 per hour. For many homeowners, a percentage of an interior designer’s cost is recouped through the professional discounts they receive from their vendors.

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