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McHenry Event Planners

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie S.
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Our event was excellent in every way and the bartender service was the cherry on top! Thank you for such professional service. You WOW'd our event. 100+ top rating!

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
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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 51 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danyale W.
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Everyone was absolutely a delight to work with. Holly was our day of coordinator and was so helpful and hands on in making our special day the best day ever. I never had to worry about my vision coming to life, there were a few changes she made and I'm so grateful she did because they turned out so much better than they werebefore. Our event staff Julio and Brenda were just as professional and hands on and we cannot express enough about how great our event went with the help of them and Holly. They were so warm and great with all of our guests. I definitely recommend Holly Hu's assisting to anyone looking for any event services. Thank you for all that you did! Our day was everything I pictured and more! ❤

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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
Kim M.
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everything was perfect !! My husband works for the largest event planner in the country. Out standards were high and Special Occasion Events exceeded our expectations. They were incredibly professional, kept every promise, reliable, fun, punctual, positive company, trustworthy - we would highly recommend to all!!!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Porsha M.
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Charlene delivered the most amazing, memorable 1st birthday Royal Princess Theme for our daughter!! We were impressed with the decorations & details. Our guest were truly amazed we had an amazing turn out!! I appreciated Charlene keeping me informed throughout the entire experience, being that it was my first time utalizing an event planner.

  • 20 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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I rented a photo booth from Funtime Service Group on 8/31/14. Stacie was awesome in booking this for me and Eric was a great attendant at the event. I would highly recommend Funtime.

Lili Marie Parties
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Aditi S.
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Lindsey is just amazing. We hired Lindsey as "Event Planner" for our baby girl's first birthday party. Lindsey came to our home several weeks before the birthday party to better understand the layout and our wishes, and contributed helpful suggestions. Right from the beginning she was so cooperative. She knows her stuff, listens well, makes the planning fun and easy and the execution-not your problem. She thought of every detail and took care of everything. Without her many things on that day would have been a disaster and I would have had to deal with them. Instead I enjoyed myself and had an amazing birthday party. Highly recommended.

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa T.
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Tina was awesome! She helped me plan an event from out of town which I was very stressed over!! She previewed the event space, made suggestions and was flexible with our ever-changing plans!

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Simply Balloons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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Thank you Simply Balloons ! Petya and Alex have excellent customer service, but most importantly beautiful creations for any and every event and celebration! Great and very fast service, Simply Balloons was able to help me with a very last minute order and it was beautiful and very affordable! So happy with my experience with this company, I can't wait for my next event to order from here again!

Diana's Floral
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Neena H.
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The flowers were beautiful, even better than what I expected. She even took the time to meet with me a couple times, including meeting at our venue. She was able to show and bring examples of the flowers she would use, and took the time to speak with our venue coordinator to make sure everything would be perfect. I will share photos as soon as I can

Vibrant Moments
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KJ T.
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They made our day so stress free it was unbelievable. They also helped tremendously during the planning process. Hire them for any major event in your life!

J's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
English S.
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Urbano and team was very kind and professional! Answered all inquiries promptly and the Mexican food was delicious. These guys are passionate about what they do and it definitely pays off. Highly recommend for corporate event.

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

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ananya D.
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Yanni swooped in for the rescue after I had originally booked the wrong date. She made sure my baby shower ran super smoothly from start to finish and was my Mom’s right hand as she set up our traditional Indian buffet and from drinks to decorations, she was on top of it all. Yanni added such polish and class to my otherwise casual, cozy event. I will surely call her for all my family events in the future!

  • 11 years in business
Ramona Santiago
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She is amazing and pays attention to detail. I have been to many events and it's those small touches everyone else forgets that make her an awesome event planner. I would always recommend her.

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie M.
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I have worked with Suzanne of Revelry Event Planning on several corporate and professional events over the past 2-3 years. These events range from smaller gatherings with targeted programming to large social events with major fundraising components. Regardless of style, tone, budget, etc., Suzanne is incredibly talented at recognizing the goals and executing the vision of each event. She is so great to work with and is a very creative problem solver-particularly when unexpected hurdles arise. Suzanne's kindness, organizational skills, calm demeanor, and professionalism ensure that any occasion she is involved with will be a success!

Events With M.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Megan was absolutely incredible! We knew within the first 5 minutes of meeting that she was the one we wanted to work with. We had spoken with other coordinators/planners, who came with lots of their own ideas about how our wedding day should go. Megan wanted to listen first, understand our goals/priorities, and find out the best way we could work together to execute. She was extremely responsive through every step of the process and as the wedding day approached, Megan took so much off our plate. She took charge coordinating vendors, people, deliveries, etc. and made sure things ran perfectly smooth so my wife and I and our families could enjoy the festivities. Honestly I have no clue how we could have done it without her!!

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SAVING Grace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SPACE A.
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We had a client open house at our office for roughly 30 clients and consultants. Being a busy and growing company, we did not have the time to properly prepare for the event, nor did we want to screw it up and embarrass ourselves. SAVING Grace came highly recommended, so we gave her a call, gave her the parameters, which we had lots of, and let her run with it. The party went down without any issues, the staff she secured was amazing, the food was delicious and plentiful and the entire event was a huge success. It is always best to leave things to the professionals, and Grace is certainly that. I would recommend SAVING Grace anytime.

Tillys
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila T.
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Tilly is organized, punctual, easy to work with and meticulous about getting work done on time. Whether you are looking for someone to help you plow through that never-ending list of to dos or someone to manage all the behind-the-scenes details for a large-scale event, she's impeccable! Love her!

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deepak Arya
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Superb arrangement and decoration

Dana Day Of Coordination
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin K.
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Dana’s vision and attention to detail made my day absolutely perfect! She completely put me at ease and I will be using her for all of my future events. Thank you, Dana!

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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