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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 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.

Love First
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Gina M.
Verified review

Meg arranged a face-to-face meeting with us several months prior to our ceremony. She also chatted with us via phone and email leading up to our event. She thoughtfully inquired about our love story and about our friends and families to get a sense of who and what we value as a couple. As promised, she walked our bridal party through the rehearsal in 45 minutes so that we had time to enjoy the rehearsal dinner. She arrived early on the day of the ceremony to interact with our friends and family as well as touch base with our DJ and photographer. During the ceremony, her energy and enthusiasm were palpable. It is obvious that she has a genuine passion for bringing couples together as they embark on their journeys through marriage. Meg even volunteered to stay throughout the reception and offered to take videos of the guests. We appreciated her efforts to go the extra mile for us! We'll send photos as soon as they become available!

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Sarah T.
    Verified review

    Not only did Taste The World provide a wonderful and memorable experience for their services rendered, they fully exceeded all of my expectations when it comes to great food. From hand crafted recipes to excellent service, I am so grateful that we decided to choose them for such an important event.

    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Carol D.
    Verified review

    Megan is a delight to work with. I have used her for at least 3 very different events and she always exceeds my expectations. Her food is wonderful, unique and always beautifully presented. I will continue to use Megan for all of my catering events.

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

    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.

    • 23 years in business
    Sara S.
    Verified review

    Robert & his Team at FINAO Wedding Design & Event professionals made us feel like we were more than a client, but as best friends. They really listened to our wants and needs for both the wedding ceremony and reception. The theatrical entertainment they pulled off at the reception is still a magical wonder, but either way our guests of 325 were in awe! I am always telling my coworkers and friends to hire FINAO for any event! They have connections that you can't look up online or in the yellow pages. They have partnered with the most amazing DJ who makes his own art. My now husband and I could not agree on a song for our first dance so FINAO's DJ seamlessly mixed the two together without skipping a note/beat. We decided to order an Ice Sculpture for our reception and WOW! With all that said Robert kept inside our budget and made sure we were involved throughout the entire planning. INCREDIBLE!

    Alicia W.
    Verified review

    Whether you're 8 or 80, Mirae will make your event memorable! Thanks Mirae!

    Accent on Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa H.
    Verified review

    Laura did an amazing job helping us with our wedding! She was a blessing to have the day of allowing us to not worry about any of the minor (or major) details and just leaving us to enjoy our special day. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone who is planning a special event! She is a super star!! :)

    Vital's Gift Shop
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Rick B.
    Verified review

    Richy Vital did great for our wedding seating. We had to make changes due to weather and move inside. We needed to remove chairs immediately after ceremony so that we could set up for dinning. Richy got that done without any issues. He really helped our event go very smoothly. We really appreciated his flexibility. I would give a high recommendation to Richy.

    Holly Dolly
    4.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle D.
    Verified review

    With a wonderful wedding planner like Holly, your stresses will melt away. She really took the time to get to know my husband and I. She listened to what was important to us and made sure the wedding day went smoothly. She coordinated all the major and minor details so that I could focus on getting ready and staying organized. When my groomsmen disappeared before dinner, Holly got them back to the hall in a timely manner so that are guest did not have to wait for dinner. We feel so blessed to have had her as our wedding planner.

    About

    Event planning is my passion. I love the thrill of finding and combining great ideas to help give clients the event of their dreams. From birthday parties and baby showers to executing the "biggest day" of people's lives, this is what I love to do. Working in the service industry my whole career, I know what it takes to work with client’s wants and needs to execute a successful event. If you are in need of help in planning an event and executing day, I'm here to help!

    About

    Cherry on Top provides event planning services for every hostess with the mostess! We partner with hosts to ensure every wedding or event is complete with the perfect final touches. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, you host it; we can plan it! If you are looking for all of the fun of the party without the hassle of planning and coordinating, look no further. Show up at your next event feeling relaxed, organized and ready to be the talk of town! Cherry on Top's services are ala carte to ensure that every host receives exactly the event planning support they need. Whether you want us to take the reins and run or offer an occasional word of advice, we are here for you! We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with each bride and event host so that we can act as an extension of you on the day of your big event. With Cherry on Top on board, every element of your big day will come to life! Call today, and let us begin planning the Cherry on Top of your next event!

    About

    I am a wedding planner and designer specializing in tablescapes. I love working with the bride and groom to create a design that captures their essence as a couple and at the same time being sensitive to their budget. My experience includes event planning at Skokie Country Club, Biltmore Country Club and Cary Country Club. I am currently working independently as a party planner, decorator and coordinator. Enjoy your wedding, and let me take care of every detail!

    • 1 year in business
    About

    Alexandra Michele Events is a full-service Event Planner based in the Chicagoland area. Operating since 2017, we pride ourselves on our highly customized and unique events. Whether planning your next Wedding, Corporate Event, or Birthday Party, we are here to make sure that each and every event we are involved with is truly unforgettable.

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Our team of experts provide a unique and creative idea which you can use to customize your event.

    About

    From baby showers to weddings and memorial services, Bassch Weddings & Events is dedicated to making your event the way you imagined it -- on a budget! From the creative minds of Christina Baasch and partners, we will make sure your event goes without a hitch! With multiple packages available, we can help you from start to finish or just tie the "loose ends" on the day of the event! Larger packages are negotiable depending on the event holder's budget. Please contact us for more information regarding our services, and let us show you how memorable your event can be!

    About

    If you need a resume or web content that demands attention then I would love to help you. If you are tired of looking at that clutter or avoiding that messy room and you need your house cleaned and organized, our team can help make your living space more enjoyable. We also do event co-ordinating and party planning. I love music and movies and the arts would love to help you with related projects. I love to write. I'm creative and fun. Let's get to work!

    About

    Savage Pro Audio is a full-service event-planning company that has been in the industry since 1982. We rent all types of disc jockeys, PA systems, lighting, and video presentation projectors and video screens. We will not oversell you and give you just what you need at a price within your budget. We have DJs of all nationalities for your event. Thank you for your consideration.

    About

    I do event planning, catering, floral artistry, and cakes as well. I am a get-it-done person who loves a challenge.

    About

    We allow customers to complete customize a Wedding or Event Package that combines their needs, and eliminates paying for services that they do not. We also have standard packages. We are really just getting started in this field, but bring decades of project management and customer service. We also offer corporate packages to small businesses looking to outsource their meeting and employee event planning and execution.

    About

    Very hard working and motivated to make your event/wedding just the way you envision it. Bilingual.

    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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