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Normal Wedding Planners

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Kendall's Kreative Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
Verified review

Vanissa was hired as my wedding planner, and of course I was convinced that I didn't need one. However, once the plans were underway, she was like the oxygen that I was breathing! I couldn't make a decision without her laying the foundation and making it easy for me. I am ashamed to admit that as hard as I tried not to become bridezilla, I failed. Vanissa didn't let that keep her from doing her job in a professional way. She managed every project from start to finish making it look easy. I don't even want to think of how my wedding would have turned out without her attention to detail and her uncanny ability to handle every issue that came up. We will never be able to thank her enough for helping us create some of our most beautiful memories, and will always be grateful for what she has done. Choose her. Hire her, and sit back and relax as she handles every detail of your event with ease.

Private Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Raquel came out to work our wedding reception/tailgate and she did a wonderful job! Everyone commented on how nice she was. She even donated our extra food to a local charity to make sure it didn't go to waste.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica K.
Verified review

Gayle was professional and offered a lot of assistance with our wedding. She was available at all times to speak with. She helped my husband and I make informed decisions. We were appreciative of the help.

Mike W.
Verified review

Tom and Ardith catered our 40th wedding anniversary party. After discussing menu options, we chose pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, relish trays, and chips. The pork was BBQed to perfection, with many positive comments from our guests. Tom and Ardith were very accommodating on our choice of date for the party, which meant a lot to us. We had about 125 guests and had the perfect amount of food left over. The whole event went off without a hitch. The only thing we can think of that would've made our guests happier, would have been to leave the food out a little longer before they cleaned up. Some guests wanted more food as the night went on or arrived late, so we had to get some things back out for those guests. Our family had a wonderful evening and are very happy with what Tom and Ardith did for us. We would definitely use them again!

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I clean from top to bottom. I am not a pricey company. I have fun doing it.

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I am a retired ordained minister. I ministered in the pulpit for several years before retirement. I have a passion for performing weddings as I feel that it is a time when couples are the happiest. My wife is a certified wedding coordinator/planner and enjoys working with the couples I am working for. I love what I do and will be happy to give you your dream wedding.

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With our forward thinking, imagination, and top notch artistry, we guarantee your event will be like no other.

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I did weddings for the US Air Force base in Warner Robins, Georgia. I can supply pictures. I was responsible for the setting up, decorating, and taking down of the events.

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We are 1 team of professionals that can handle many of your wedding needs. Our services include but are not limited to the following: * Photography * Disc jockey * Videography (includes additional video services like slide show and more) * Wedding cakes and desserts * Coordinating and planning * Decor We also are working with other 3rd party vendors like hair, nails and make-up stylists, florist, limo, pastors/chaplains, catering, bridal party gifts, and more. Our team of professionals are all on the same page, and focused on making sure your wedding and reception is a hit. We all assist each other so that nothing is left out or missing on your special day. Try that when booking 3, 4, 5 or more vendors? All you need at weddings, professionalism meets BFF, and all working together for you! Many wedding services, 1 call to make!

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I work with the person to see what I can do for them. We work on a budget that they can afford. I make the cake, do the flowers, decorate and plan the wedding as the person wants.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer full set up and take down for wedding receptions and help with all the venue and booking details. I also offer day of coordination to help your wedding go as smooth as possible. I'm also experienced in children's parties and special events.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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