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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene C.
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Joe Stephen of Dtanding Ovation DJ is outstanding! His communication while planning our event was prompt and professional. We needed to change our event time the day before and Joe was flexible to that too. His song choices were prefect for our audience, he gladly took requests, and kept the dance floor rocking for us! Book Joe for your next event or party. You won't be disappointed on any level!

Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 91 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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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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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 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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  • 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.

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Inspired Event Decorations
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayy S.
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Princess theme birthday party Decorations were original and beyond what we executed Very friendly and great price Will be using for another event

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Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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I am so glad I hired Heidi and her team to coordinate our wedding day. She communicated well, helped decorate and tear down, took care of tons of day-of details and really helped us to to enjoy our day. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone needing assistance in planning and executing an event. She even purchased and delivered our cake which was a great time saver. Thank you, Heidi!

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Pop! Events by Design
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
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We have used Pop! Events by Design for several family gatherings. Jessica and her team are some of the nicest people you will meet. No matter how crazy one of our ideas are, they somehow make it happen. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Party Xpress
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alayna J.
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Always great to work with, really understand what type of feel youre going for with your event.

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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!

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 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!

Kathy Sikora
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shaima I.
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Kathy was absolutely amazing! I had hired her for serving and helping out for a pre wedding event for my brother. Every single person was praising at how nice she was and on top of her stuff. She didn’t waste a single minute since the time of arrival. She literally took care of everything so I was able to tend to my guests and take care of other things and moreover enjoy the event! Thank you so much Kathy

City Chic Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Allana planned our intimate destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. Allana located and made all arrangements with the vendors to provide the services required: officiant, flowers, food, photographer, hiring a boat. I don't speak Spanish, and she does, so I couldn't have done it without her. She found some really great vendors, whereas I wouldn't have known where to start, even had we been stateside. She managed everything day of, too, and everything went super smoothly, it was perfect! I enjoyed working with Allana, it's clear that she loves event planning!

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
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As far as event planning and coordination, this is the whole package. We have worked with Suzanne on multiple events with 200+ attendees. She is urgent, comprehensive and innovative. Her efforts behind the scenes will allow your special day to come off flawlessly, because Suzanne thinks of everything, turns over all stones and puts work into the things that honorees and guests will enjoy and remember the most. I can say with confidence that because Suzanne puts quality, punctuality and value at the fore, your event will come off without a hitch.

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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!

Simply Hospitality
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jamila T.
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Go ahead and hire Heather... I promise you won't be disappointed!! Heather was EVERYTHING and More. I don't think I've every hired a last minute event assistant and had someone so ready to take charge and lead a project. We needed last minute support on a networking event in Chicago and she was more than willing to pitch and really lead the set up, pour drinks, manging the catering, greet guests, set up A/V. SHE WAS AMAZING! She'll always be my go-to.

Jessenia Rodriguez
5.0
from 1 review
    Velia S.
    Verified review

    Jessenia has planned several events at my place of employment; she is professional, committed and produces high quality work. She approaches her event planning with dedication, dependability, and customization for the client. She has strong follow through and is responsive to the client's needs. I would highly recommend Jessenia to plan your event; I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

    Classical guitarist
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Steven S.
    Verified review

    I enthusiastically support the recommendation of Nicole Auriemma for employment as an entertainer (guitarist and vocalist) in the Chicago area. I have known Nicole Auriemma for the past year and have employed her numerous times to provide musical entertainment during our summer villa events. Nicole always showed up on time and entertained our guests on a very professional level. Nicole is a pleasure to work with and always brings a smile and positive attitude whenever she plays guitar. It is very apparent that she enjoys performing for audiences in any type of environment." Sincere and best regards, Steven T. Samson

    Events by Vanessa
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amber O.
    Verified review

    Vanessa was great at managing our event. We had 100 attendees. She handled everything from the hotel room block, to prepping speakers, to handling all the food, beverage, flowers, and decorations. It was great to rely on her keen eye to attention. The event was in excellent hands and I didn't have to stress with any of the details! Thank you!

    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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