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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki D.
Verified review

We found Joe Stephen with Standing Ovation DJ's through Thumbtack and found an absolute gem! Working with Joe was a dream from the beginning of our planning. He was wonderful and easy to work with, provided ideas and suggestions and was ready to help us put on an amazing wedding celebration. Joe provides online opportunity to select songs to play, and do not play songs and works with you to narrow down to your likes and dislikes which turned out perfect. Joe provided three separate systems for each portion of of the wedding festivities. He set up a system in the Hyatt Regency Pavillion for the ceremony for music and microphones. Then he set up music in the Cyan Room for cocktail hour, and finally he had an amazing setup in the Ballroom for the reception. His equipment was state-of-the-art and appropriately "blacked-out" not to draw attention to himself. Joe set-up ballroom up-lights that turned out beautiful and an awesome GOBO exactly as the bride and groom had designed to shine on the wall. When we walked into the room we were in awe with what he had done. It complemented the Hyatt's design and set-up for the reception. Joe has a voice that is perfect for the job. He takes charge of the night but doesn't take over, which was what we wanted. He provided a course of direction for everyone, following our planned order of events for the evening. I had put together a memory-lane video montage about the bride and groom and Joe provided an 8' screen with projector so all 180 people could view it, which also turned out great! We would recommend Joe for any event. He was a true professional and did an amazing job!

Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Christina C.
Verified review

Donna. Was. INCREDIBLE. I hired her for our wedding of over 120 people. She was not only a bartender, but literally a hostess. Many people (even my notoriously critical grandmother) commented on how she was everywhere doing everything - making a mean drink, clearing plates, making coffee, everything - and being so kind and pleasant and joyous in the process. Plus she came by to make me (the bride) a plate of food for dinner! She helped me make the list of what I would need, and worked with the drinks and mixers I provided to make even better drinks than I imagined. I requested an additional server to support her which she easily provided, and he was amazing as well. She was worth double the price and I can't recommend her enough.

ZuZu Bartending
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie W.
Verified review

Nichole and her team were excellent! They made the bar "POP". During the pre-wedding planning, Nichole was very accommodating and really help us to prepare for the event. I would highly recommend Elix!

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 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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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max C.
Verified review

Rick and his team did an excellent job for our wedding this past weekend. He got everyone on their feet and dancing, even my brother who never dances! All of the guests kept coming up to my wife and me to tell us how much they loved Rick. Rick and his team were at the venue early to set up and we very much appreciated his punctuality. We also loved that his services were so affordable and fair. Weddings can be very stressful at times but Rick and his team made everything so fun! I would highly recommend Rick and his team to anyone throwing a wedding or special event. Thank you Rick! You made the wedding!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 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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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 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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Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

We hired Heidi as a day of wedding coordinator and it felt like we hired a full-time coordinator. From the beginning she was always willing to give advice and direction. When my wife and I were unsure of the best approach we called on Heidi to help us decide. When it came down to the weeks before our wedding she was in constant contact always willing to take on a project when we realized we were stretched to thin. On the day of the wedding she was onsite at 8am working with her crew to get things ready for our 6pm wedding. She did an amazing job coordinating with all of the other vendors. Throughout our event she executed our schedule with grace and when the unforeseen arose she had a solution immediately. We are so grateful to Heidi for making our wedding a magical event. You wont find a better coordinator.

Vibrant Moments
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Je'Nai J.
Verified review

My husband and I did not realize how stressful planning our wedding would be. I know I literally felt like I was going to pull out my hair (and my fiancé's!!). Fortunately, a close friend suggested I hire a wedding coordinator to assist with the big day. Vibrant Moments saved our sanity! Shay and Janean were proactive, professional, organized, thoughtful, flexible and problem solvers. They reminded us about tasks we never even thought of. They also were informal marriage counselors during those planning conference calls when my fiancé and I had to make decisions LOL! But seriously, they helped us talk through some tough decisions related to the wedding ceremony and reception. Leading up to the wedding, they checked in with the bridal party and all the vendors to ensure our big day was perfect. And when the wedding day finally came, they were on the scene taking care of every detail, big and small. I mean, they showed up with this supply basket that had so much stuff in it it had to be like a magician's hat. One of my bridesmaid's needed a phone charger - they had that. One of my othe bridesmaid's broke her earring - they broke out the glue gun. They had tissues, mints...you name it. And most important, they were fun, had positive attitudes and truly made us feel like the success of our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. We can't thank them enough for all they did to help make our big day special.

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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.
Verified review

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!

Forever & Always Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra R.
Verified review

Jessica did a great job with our day of wedding preparation. She was able to take what we envisioned for our center pieces, sweet table and guest book table; and bring them to life. She was a huge help because it took a lot of stress off our families since we didn't have to worry about getting our hall set up the day of the wedding.

City Chic Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
W.L H.
Verified review

Allana at City Chic Events was invaluable to us in planning and executing our daughter's wedding. She was professional, flexible, reasonable in price, approachable and available. She communicated with us as much as we needed her to. She was prompt in her responses and offered suggestions when asked. Allana worked quietly behind the scenes the day of the wedding. I found out, after the fact, that she had to repair my daughter's wedding dress after someone stepped on it. I never noticed!! Thank you so much for all you did to make our daughter's wedding a dream come true! And thank you from a grateful MOB for helping me maintain my sanity through this wedding planning journey! You are so appreciated and we highly recommend you! City Chic Events offers various plans for any budget, check them out, seriously! FOB said it was the best money he spent in the budget!

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna P.
Verified review

My daughter got married in 2015 and Annalisa was our go to gal..she helped us out with everything and listened to my daughter's ideas and made them happen. Phantom of the opera was her theme! Bella events helped answer questions and got the wedding venue to do what was expected and her day was special. She made the bride's/bridal party bouquets. Centerpieces and many extras added. Would highly recommend her again.

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Katie B.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Suzanne! She helped with day-of coordination for our wedding and rehearsal. Everything went SO smoothly, thanks to her hard work. Highly recommend her services! And in fact, I already have to a few of my friends :)

Zen Events Group
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Linda M.
Verified review

Jannell did a great job planning our wedding and thanks again!

Dana Day Of Coordination
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pam C.
Verified review

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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erica A.
Verified review

I hired Katisha as my florist a year ago and fell in love with her approach to planning. Katisha and her team are outstanding! She really took time to understand our vision. I had a whole Pinterest board dedicated to bouquets and table centerpieces. She helped me wade through all the different flowers types, styles and colors. We went to two different flower markets and she prepared 3 different proposals for us! I had such a specific vision and a very strict budget. She did a ridiculously amazing job of bringing our vision to life! Two months before the wedding, we had a unfortunate scheduling situation with another wedding planner and we had to let her go. Katisha and Theron stepped in as our wedding day coordinators. They did a phenomenal job helping us plan, handling situations on the day and keeping us on schedule. We were so blessed to have them help us on our wedding day! My husband and I both agree that if we had to do this all over again, we would hire Katisha and Theron from day ONE! They are an amazing team and It honestly felt like a close friend was planning our wedding. The most organized and professional friend ever! Lol 😊

Plan-It Perfect, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Terry W.
Verified review

When both of my daughters got engaged one month apart, and chose wedding dates seven weeks apart, we hired Plan-It Perfect to plan both weddings! Angela and her team did a remarkable job of not only designing, creating and implementing every aspect of both important events, but also managed to create two very distinctive weddings for my two very different daughters. And, when we got to the actual weekend of each wedding, no one in our family had to do anything but enjoy ourselves, spend time with friends and family and celebrate the happy couple. When our youngest gets married, we will not hesitate for a second to bring Angela and Plan-It Perfect on board!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ana O.
Verified review

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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 23 years in business
Kari R.
Verified review

I knew right away when I stood up in my sisters wedding that I had to have Cathie as my florist for my wedding. I knew it would be hard to top the beautiful bouquet on my sisters day but Cathie did! Cathie is always so easy to work with and knew my vision right away. I even remember there being a hiccup Bc the greenly I wanted was coming from Houston and that was the same time at the Hurricane. Cathie replaced it and I couldn’t even tell the difference. Also I told Cathie we were on a limited budget and didn’t want to spend a ton on flowers. Some florist would just skimp on the details but not Cathie, she did an amazing job! Everyone in my bridal party and wedding loved the flowers and thought our bouquets were stunning!!! I would recommend Cathie to anyone who is looking for wedding, proms, and any special occasions. Thank you for helping make our big day so special!

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.

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 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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