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East Chicago Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Chicago.

Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Megan B.
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I hired Donna and her son for a wedding of 115 people. Absolutely fantastic!! Set up very quickly and helped break down at the end of the night. Most importantly, especially at a wedding, there were no problems with people getting over served. Great job, would definatley hire again.

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria E.
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Wedding Planner Full Service I couldn't have better things to say about working with Rick and Special Occasion Events . We booked a full wedding planning package and MC. And Throughout the planning process, Valerie and Rick were attentive, organized and resourceful. Valerie helped to alleviate any additional stress leading up to the wedding by providing helpful tips and resources that kept me and my husband on track for our big day. She made the wedding planning process so much better. She went out of her way to accommodate us in many occasion . She make sure we were happy with every decision we made about our vendors and work professionally with every vendor. And on our rehearsal day and made sure all of our attendants (and little ones!) knew exactly what they were doing, and made it fun and enjoyable throughout. On our wedding day, I knew I had absolutely nothing to stress about because Valeri and Rick were on it. Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner and MC and am so grateful that we picked Special Occasion Events to help us throughout our wedding planning. I would recommend Special Occasion Events to absolutely anyone!

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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.
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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.
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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
Cheri O.
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Heidi is fantastic. She guided me through every step of my wedding planning process to ensure that I didn't feel overwhelmed or freak out.

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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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Aly was a true godsend. We're very easy going, but even still she helped us keep our sanity through caterer issues and general wedding planning stress. She was so incredibly friendly, accommodating, and truly vested in our success, peace of mind, and happiness. Hiring Aly was, without a doubt, the single best choice we made - well, aside from saying "I do". ;)

Vibrant Moments
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chavoun M.
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Vibrant Moments is absolutely divine! As I began my quest to find a planner, I wanted to find a person who could execute my vision with ease, passion, and undeniable professionalism. Above all, I wanted chemistry ! My desire was to find a person of robust experience and a distinct ability to be in my head , and my heart, when it came down to decision making .Shay Gordon and her team over delivered! They are nothing short of MAGICAL!!! The women of Vibrant Moments will blow you away, period .My experience turned out to be quite unique.I didn't get married.Weeks before the wedding, my fiancé and I called it off.I bet you were not expecting that? Shay and her team came through like a storm and helped me handle contracts, payments and everything else that comes with a wedding that doesn't happen .She helped me mend unfinished business with vendors and played a critical role in helping me mend a broken heart.Its easy to review a company where everything goes to plan. What happens in moments of controversy ? That's when true professionals show up and make life easy ! Shay, I am forever grateful to you and Bri. .You are the ultimate wedding planner and I look forward to working with again ! Wink !

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

DJ Gordon SKL
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie Z.
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Gordon from MajorMusiq Entertainment DJed my wedding in July 2013 - and we still have folks asking for his info so they can use him for their events as well! Having the perfect DJ was a HIGH priority for me and my husband - and Gordon did not disappoint. Not only was he extremely attentive to our music requests, but he also sprinkled in his own creative ideas throughout the night - some I never would have thought of myself - which truly helped make the whole wedding memorable. Gordon also was able to easily navigate the challenges of working at a venue (Pazzo's 311) that didn't have its own speaker system, and flawlessly executed smooth transitions/narration throughout the night. Plus, the icing on the cake: his services happened to be extremely affordable compared to other vendors in the area. Would definitely recommend his services!

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.

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

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.

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

Videomix Event Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Carol M.
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Matt was our DJ for our wedding October 5th and he did an outstanding job. Prior to the wedding Matt worked with us on selecting ALL the songs we wanted played at our wedding and also worked hard on the songs we wanted played for our first dance. He truly was wonderful to work with! If anyone would like to speak with me personally about his work, please ask Matt for my telephone number and I would gladly talk with you. I promise you that you will not find another DJ that would do a better job. He is the BEST!

  • 18 years in business
Cary F.
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Mr Rauseo performed our marriage ceremony and it was beautiful. He was professional and personal and took the time to understand what me and my husband wanted in our ceremony. I honestly wouldn't have changed one thing and I couldn't have asked for a better person to perform our marriage.

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What I do to stand out from other is to provide a personal experience while providing them with excellent service. I don't want them to feel like they are handing off their event to someone that is looking for a job. I try to treat each event as something personable.

  • 8 years in business
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I do everything, from day of coordination, decorations to full wedding planning. I have worked for Sabrina Hans Events and Lavish Weddings before where I learned different things from both of the places. Please contact me, so we can talk further. I will work within your budget. Thanks.

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Orchid is available for all your wedding planning and coordinating needs. Whether it's full planning or just month of coordination, Orchid is here to provide you with a stress free wedding day!

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I am interested in what you want and need for your wedding or party experience. I pay close attention to detail and go the extra mile for you and your guests. I have had parties when I had to find a babysitter for the parents to enjoy their evening. We coordinate cabs or a designated driver to make sure everyone gets home safe.

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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