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Noteworthy Signature Co. - Macy P.
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Noteworthy Signature Co. - Macy P.
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Wedding Coordination

Noteworthy Signature Co. is a professional signing business where we specialize in various notarial acts for the state of MD and are certified to officiate weddings as well. We love working with you to create lasting memories of your special day, making the process as seamless as possible. Our focus is quality and satisfaction always, hire us and see for yourself! Kindly note that our price includes ceremony customization, a rehearsal (not required, but highly recommended), an unofficial marriage license for the couple to keep as a keepsake, in addition to a signed license drop off at your request. Last minute bookings are welcome, if we are available we are at your service. Planning an elopement and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Wedding not quite large enough for a wedding planner but you could benefit from a wedding coordinator? Allow us to use our event planning and project management expertise to help you plan the day of your dreams as well as assist with day of coordination. Let's work together to create a package tailored to meet your needs, so you can have a stress free day creating memories to last a life time.See more

$800

starting price

$800

starting price

Noteworthy Signature Co. is a professional signing business where we specialize in various notarial acts for the state of MD and are certified to officiate weddings as well. We love working with you to create lasting memories of your special day, making the process as seamless as possible. Our focus is quality and satisfaction always, hire us and see for yourself! Kindly note that our price includes ceremony customization, a rehearsal (not required, but highly recommended), an unofficial marriage license for the couple to keep as a keepsake, in addition to a signed license drop off at your request. Last minute bookings are welcome, if we are available we are at your service. Planning an elopement and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Wedding not quite large enough for a wedding planner but you could benefit from a wedding coordinator? Allow us to use our event planning and project management expertise to help you plan the day of your dreams as well as assist with day of coordination. Let's work together to create a package tailored to meet your needs, so you can have a stress free day creating memories to last a life time.
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Rockstar Coordinators
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Rockstar Coordinators

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Wedding Coordination

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rakeen M. says, "Words cannot describe how amazing Ummer and his team were in coordinating and running the show on my wedding day! He's so detail oriented, as he diligently reviewed and prepped with us ahead of time in order to make sure he understood every single aspect of our wedding, minute-by-minute, including various contingency plans, etc. Needless to say, all the work he put in ahead of time paid off on the day of the wedding. My wife and I were able to take a step back and fully enjoy our day, with the confidence that Ummer and his team would keep the event running exactly as planned. He simply goes above and beyond in ways no other vendors I've worked with do, to the point where he truly felt like an extension of myself and my wife, as we all worked as a team to make our wedding day a huge success. Easily the BEST money I spent on the entire wedding, so if you have a wedding coming up, please do yourself a favor and book Ummer/Rockstar Coordinators!!!!"See more

$1000

starting price

$1000

starting price

Rakeen M. says, "Words cannot describe how amazing Ummer and his team were in coordinating and running the show on my wedding day! He's so detail oriented, as he diligently reviewed and prepped with us ahead of time in order to make sure he understood every single aspect of our wedding, minute-by-minute, including various contingency plans, etc. Needless to say, all the work he put in ahead of time paid off on the day of the wedding. My wife and I were able to take a step back and fully enjoy our day, with the confidence that Ummer and his team would keep the event running exactly as planned. He simply goes above and beyond in ways no other vendors I've worked with do, to the point where he truly felt like an extension of myself and my wife, as we all worked as a team to make our wedding day a huge success. Easily the BEST money I spent on the entire wedding, so if you have a wedding coming up, please do yourself a favor and book Ummer/Rockstar Coordinators!!!!"

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 a wedding planner cost per hour?

On average, wedding planners charge $80 for their services. However, rates can range from roughly $50 per hour to $100 per hour, or even more than $300 per hour.

To find out how much it will cost to hire a wedding planner, request cost estimates from a few in your area. Also, keep in mind that some wedding planners may have flat fees instead of hourly rates.

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 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.

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.

What does a wedding coordinator do?

A wedding coordinator is involved in the wedding planning process, but some coordinators focus on the day-of activities and schedule. These professionals are sometimes referred to as “day-of wedding coordinators.” They make sure your wedding starts on time, the vendors are there and everything runs smoothly. Essentially, they are your point person. And they can help minimize the stress (and jitters) brides and grooms may experience when throwing a wedding. 

Is a wedding planner worth the cost?

Hiring a wedding planner can be worth the cost if you want to minimize your stress and save yourself time. Let’s be real — planning a wedding is a lot of work. You have to figure out a budget, shop around for vendors (DJs, bands, florists, caterers, chefs, photographers, videographers, etc.), negotiate contracts, book appointments and so much more. 

If you’re not interested in planning a wedding all on your own, consider hiring a wedding planner — especially if you have the budget.

What do wedding planners do?

Wedding planners do exactly what their job titles indicate — they plan your entire wedding and handle the logistics. For example, they will: 

  • Identify the best DJs, caterers, florists, photographers and other vendors for your wedding.
  • Help negotiate and set up contracts with your vendors. 
  • Keep track of your budget and spending.
  • Make sure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day.

In some cases, you might need to hire a separate wedding designer to handle the styling services or a wedding coordinator to oversee the schedule and activities the day of your wedding.

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