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Peoria Event Planners

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Zarsh Decor
from 15 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Fa A.
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If you are looking for mesmerizing and exclusive décor for your party, I would highly recommend Zarsh. For me it was an extra ordinary experience. It was very much affordable in terms of money. The event planner was very professional and welcoming to new and customized ideas. All the decoration was completed in time. I also ordered Cake with them and it was a great perk in the package.

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Arquetta F.
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always a pleasure to work with Vanessa.. we love having Kendalls Kupcakes at any event.

SKL Planning & Events
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Will B.
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Tiffany from SKL did my business anniversary party which was a black tie event.She was very faithful caring and I trusted her from the start.Her bubbly personality and caring heart is sure to charm and guide you

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

BestDayEver!! We do everything but officiate. We offer anything to do with any kind of party, little to huge. I'll make your party grand. Give me a message and we can get the party started.


I listen to the clients needs and create the most perfect events for any occasion!


We are a family owned and a full-service caterer with 19 years of experience. I specialize in fresh gourmet cuisine. I have hundreds of satisfied customers.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We will take your vision and make it a reality. We put our personal touch on every event we create.


We organize all the Indian cultural events. We also provide sound system facility for the events. We do mainly Bollywood music and also regional cultural events.


Top Notch focuses on creating memories that last a lifetime to all of our customers!


I am just starting my business after 29 years with a major telecommunications company. Part of my duties there was event planning on a major scale. I have done weddings and baby showers in my local area, and am looking to branch out to do a full-service wedding event with makeup, hairstylists, etc. I am meticulous on details and very organized.

  • 10 years in business

NTL Productions is just who you need to contact when booking your venue music, organizing a charity event needing music, and wanting to put together a street festival or outdoor music event. If you're a musician, we are who you need to speak with about booking your band. We are THE "music liaison" you need. We have booked hundreds of bands, promoted hundreds of concerts, organized many street events and created FarmFest450, an annual music festival running five years strong. We are your one-stop-shop if live music is involved. These are the venues/events we have booked at: * House of Blues Chicago * FarmFest450 * The Castle Theatre * Six Strings Club * Limelight Eventplex * Chapins East * The Washington * Cometogether Space * Private Parties * Weddings * Charity Events * City Festivals and Street Fests * Many other midwest venues Other services include: * Promoter or event organizer for hire * Bands available for booking of all genres (from solo acts to full 7pc bands) * Musicians and singers for weddings (for ceremonies or receptions, please inquire about our full range of options) * DJs available for weddings, private parties, and bars


Good woman with great people skills and versatile. Party and events and marketing events all accepted. Tending, demos/tastings, events, private parties,fundraisers, club events and whatever you need. Easygoing and reliable. And cute but wise. Lol


You have made the first step in hosting a successful event. As you have probably already discovered, the task of planning and coordinating an event can be a daunting one. Fear not; ACE Entertainment & Event Management can help take the stress out of planning your next event. We have experience in the creation, planning and follow-through of a variety of events from sporting tournaments, company picnics and fundraisers to weddings, fairs and family reunions. No event is too big or small; from 11 people to 11,000, we've done it all. Set your mind at ease and call us to "ace" your event with ACE Entertainment & Event Management. We offer help with the following: * logistics * venue location * transportation assistance * acquisition of lodging * catering * locating of sponsors and vendors We also provide a variety of entertainment services including the following: * DJ services * outdoor games and sports equipment rental * mobile video gaming Lastly, we can also help you locate an entertainer for your event.


I will make phone calls to find vendors, pick up supplies, assist with setup and help during event as needed. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.


I am a personal event planner. I love to plan weddings. I have done five weddings and coordinated many other events. I have a lot of connections with catering, florists and DJs in Peoria, IL.

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.

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. 

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.

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