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Hoffman Estates Wedding Services

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AA Wedding Ministries
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole R.
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John was pleasant, responsive and supportive from our first contact with him through our wedding ceremony. During phone consultations John let us know exactly what to expect on wedding day. On the night of the rehearsal dinner he gladly arrived early, led the rehearsal, and stayed afterward to get acquainted with our family and friends. The ceremony itself was meaningful, concise and very well executed. With his warm and friendly demeanor, his expertise and his professionalism, John was the perfect anchor to our wedding ceremony and celebration. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for the same.

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Mark's Wedding Officiant
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Dasha A.
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Our wedding was wonderfully officiated by Mark - he wrote a beautiful speech based on our wishes, edited our vows and guided us through the processional as well as obtaining the marriage certificate. Mark is easy-going, an eloquent speaker, professional and has a great sense of humor. The days before the wedding were very stressful and Mark was available for all our questions and concerns. Thank you for all your help. We highly recommend Mark for all!

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Erika the Officiant
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria J.
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Very professional and she facilitated a lot of support due to my craziness organizing the wedding. Erika, thank you!!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
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Marie H.
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I love all the pictures. He captures every moment and doesn't skip a beat. He was hired for our wedding day and he captured every memory for us.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren U.
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We loved Carl! He was such a great DJ for our wedding. He made sure to meet with us before our wedding date to make sure we had everything ready. We would highly reccomend him!!!!!

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Scott R.
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Kimia was very responsive and arrived early to set up for a surprise proposal shoot. We texted back and forth several times and she was happy to give advice about the best locations based on lighting. She got us the pictures within a day and they looked great! Would highly recommend her!

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A Touch of Class DJ Service
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Lianna L.
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Henry put together a brilliant playlist for my wedding! He paid attention to the titles I'd said I really wanted to hear as well as the ones I absolutely did not want, and he kept the party going strong long after I'd expected to leave (but I was actually one of the last to leave because I was having way too much fun). Four years later, I'm still getting compliments on how fun my wedding reception was. Thank you, Henry!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristie H.
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THE BEST DJ EVER. He was great too work with. He is easy to talk to and he gets all the information that he needs to do his job correctly. He made everyone happy at my wedding. We danced until the place kicked us out nobody wanted to leave because of him.

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Ramon O.
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Where do I begin - well, let's just say that all my groomsmen and all of the bridesmaids that have yet to get married swore that they will be using Velvet Oaks for their weddings. The only problem will be booking them in time because of how great they are. Joe and the rest of his team are true professionals with amazing vision. Being the groom, I had enough to think about and didn't even think to worry about the videographers - luckily, I had the best ones around. From the start of our special day until the very end, we had a camera man following use to capture every moment we wanted captured. When we saw the trailer of our wedding video (I recommend you pay for it - well worth it), my wife and I were floored. We couldn't wait for the full video - when we saw the full video, we forgot how much took place and some stuff we didn't even get to see. Luckily it was beautifully captured. If you really need to, look around first and then chat with Velvet Oaks - but you'll be wasting your time talking to others as you will end up booking these guys. A+

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RVT Productions
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Molly J.
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Ray was amazing. He moved mountains to get what I requested and made my wedding remarkably wonderful. The dance floor never emptied! Highly recommend him and all of his services!!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Tara L.
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Patricia and her team did hair and makeup for all of my bridesmaids and flower girl and my hair. I typically wear a lot of makeup so I was too nervous to have someone else do my make-up, but I was really happy with how my hair turned out! She even put my clip-in extensions in for me. My mom and a few bridesmaids didn't like their hair and ended up re-doing it themselves, but I guess that's how it goes - some people are just more picky. Also, one of my bridesmaids had a little reaction to the false eyelash glue that was used but she just has sensitive eyes and skin so we took them off and used a different glue. I would just make sure to tell your makeup artist if you have any sensitivities. Overall, I thought it was a great experience. All of my bridesmaids felt so pampered having their hair and makeup done and I think it reduced everyone's stress levels the day of the wedding. We were able to just sit back and relax in the hotel room while Patricia and her team worked their magic on us. They were there all morning from 9am until around 1 working hard and I really appreciated it. Also, Patricia is just one of those people that's nice to be around. It felt like she and her assistants were part of the family hanging out with us! Thanks again, Patricia!

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole C.
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Lisa was my MUA for my wedding and made me feel absolutely beautiful. I had a large wedding party and she got us all done in a timely manner with out rushing. She was so fun, we all loved her! She is doing makeup for one of my bridesmaids upcoming wedding and I can't wait to get dolled up again! Thank you Lisa!!

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Denise R.
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Tony was amazing. We barely noticed his presence taking photos at the wedding. When it was time for formals, he was more like a welcome friend who made everyone comfortable. Also, he worked within our budget. The photos Tony took are beautiful! He captured the wedding and reception perfectly. I will cherish his photos always!

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda C.
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She arrived on time... Makeup lasted the whole day and night... I called her for a wedding knowing that I cried must of the ceremony part my lashes lasted... Any up coming event I will try to reach out to here again... She also didn't make the experience feel acquired.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Dominique S.
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Kevin was great to work with and gave us a beautiful wedding video that perfectly captured the highlights of our wedding. Kevin was timely on the day of the wedding and responsive to all my questions and concerns leading up to the day. We could not have asked for anything better. Great job!!

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lenin D.
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I higher recommend this guy !! My family fell in love with his job,I had my wedding on 7/14 in this couple just amazing,their friendly,professional and the most important,no matter what they have to do,to take the best pic possible !!! I’m anxious to see the pic,I will post some later !! Thanks again .

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UpDo's by Aga
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly R.
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Aga does AMAZING work. I hired her for my wedding and she made all my bridesmaids look beautiful! Showed her pictures of the hair do's and BOOM, she has the talent and skills to whip out the styles. Aga, you are so sweet and talented, THANK YOU again for making my day extra special and stress-free.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Molly W.
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Ryan was the photographer for my wedding, and I could not be happier with the photos. Him and his partner were professional, responsive, organized and incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

GN Events
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Gene was a true professional! The props were amazing, payment easy, rate affordable, and my family LOVED the photobooth. We are so excited to have had GN Events at our wedding and end up with a file of photos detailing our friends and families having a blast. My brother missed the photobooth time slot, and Gene allowed him a last second photo! This is absolutely something will be talking about for many years to come. :)

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The Flower Girl Company
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily S.
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The flowers for my wedding were BEAUTIFUL! Kate made custom centerpiece stands that turned out amazing. She was very flexible and made everything look incredible. My bouquet was gorgeous! I received tons of compliments. THANK YOU!!

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Your Special Day Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim G.
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Karen did a wonderful job at our wedding. It was just what we wanted our ceremony to be and we will never forget it. Thank you for making our day so special.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

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