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Top Rated Event Planning Companies Around Ashburn, VA

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice E.
Verified review

If you want delicious food at an affordable price, you want Chef Kev! I’m am surly the pickiest eater there is, but Chef Kev got the best of me! We hired Chef Kev to provide the food for a networking event that we hosted. As an event planning company, we have had the chance to taste food from many different caterers throughout the Maryland, DC and VA area, but Chef Kev is among the best! His food made all the difference for our event and we cannot wait to begin referring our clients too him! (I should also mention how professional, and neat he was. He left the venue looking better than when he got there!)

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Fashion Balloons Inc
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

I wanted to do something cute for my son's birthday, but I had a pretty tight budget for decorations. Jan was very accommodating, she offered a very reasonable price for balloon backdrop that was just under my budget. On the day of event she also brought a complimentary helium balloons centerpiece! I had a really great experience working with Fashion Balloons, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

Impeccable Occasions
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience working with Impeccable Occasions. Guests at my event commented on how friendly and professional the bartender was. Will use them for all of my future events.

  • 11 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
Verified review

My experience with Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners was absolutely wonderful. As a husband who just wanted to do something special for his wife and show her appreciation, Angie provided me with the quality service to put my anxiety at ease at an affordable price and by helping keep all the details in order. From the planning and completion phase of the event, Angie was there to make sure everything went smoothly, on time, and with professional quality. I really appreciate the help and service. I highly recommend Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners for all your event planning needs. Thank you.

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Denean's Party by Design
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha J.
Verified review

I chose Denean's Party by Design to help with "day of" coordination for my wedding in Baltimore. Hands down, best decision I have ever made in my life. Denean and Teresa were extremely professional and thorough to make sure every detail of my special day was absolutely the way I wanted it. Since it was "day of," I did a majority of the legwork with decor and planning, but the set-up and presentation was even better than I ever imagined. Having these ladies present at the wedding ensured that the timeline moved along smoothly, all of my concerns were addressed immediately, and just overall provided a phenomenal experience. My guests went out of their way to note how extremely well-run the event was, and how friendly and personable the team was. You can tell they really love what they do. One of the most memorable moments that stood out to me was when my (slightly clumsy) husband stepped on the back of my dress and ripped the bustle off. Within 5 minutes and without missing a beat, Denean had expertly secured my dress with a large safety pin (you couldn't tell!) and I was back out on the dance floor. Personal touches like that are why I would absolutely recommend this team and would use them without hesitation for any future party/event planning needs!

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
Verified review

Leslie was incredible to work with. She helped make our wedding day such an amazing experience!! From the very beginning, Leslie was very professional, organized and responsive. Not only did she answer questions I had about planning the wedding, she also was helped to reassure me when I was feeling the stressed and overwhelmed. She visited and met with the coordinator at the venue prior to the wedding date and made sure that everything was ready for the big day. During the wedding, she kept everyone on track and made sure the event ran smoothly. She was worth every penny. She helped my husband and I have an incredible day that we will always cherish.

CraftyMomDC, LLC
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ty W.
Verified review

The service was outstanding and all the arrangements and prepared items were perfectly according to my wishes. And it was all done on short request of a panicked mom in distress. I will alway's use this company for any events I have. Thanks so much for making my babies 6th birthdays a "wow" party by her and our guest.

ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Shavonne M.
Verified review

After I decided to plan a 70th birthday party for my father, I knew I wanted something different other than just a few guests at home. After speaking with the owner of ALD, April, about what I was looking for and what my budget was, she immediately started helping me brainstorm options for locations and vendors to take care of everything from cupcake orders to banners. She even went to visit the restaurant, see the room, and speak to the restaurant event planner before I could make it over to the location. April is super organized and has timelines and deadlines for each step in planning the event and she always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner. When the day of the event arrived she had all of the materials as discussed and decorated the dining room with a beautiful black and gold theme. She provided everything from chair covers and table linens to balloons. Everything went as planned and she stayed around to make sure everything was on track. I'm so glad that I worked with ALD! They created a memorable and unforgettable event.

Juanita's
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah L.
Verified review

Juanita and her partner were more help than we ever imagined they'd be. They were prompt, well-dressed and ready to dig in one min after arrival! They quickly assessed the main areas and helped get the appetizers ready, prepared the drinks and attended to the arriving guests. During food service, they made sure each guest had enough of whatever they wanted and made sure their glasses were full too. Towards the end of the affair, they let me know when there were 30 min remaining for their contracted time. When I had a small look of panic because, Juanita assure me that the dishes would be cleaned and the there would be enough sangria to get last until everyone left. And she was right! Thanks to Juanita and her partner for everything they did to make our dinner part an successful event!

  • 8 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
Verified review

We used Coast to Coast Staffing for a Bartender for our community event. We worked with Dee Rowe there and she was professional, quick and helpful with everything! Jared was the bartender for the event and he was AWESOME!! He was engaging, high energy and pleasant with our residents. We can't wait to have him come back for our next event. For those of you looking for a company that can provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance, this is the company to use!! We highly recommend using Coast to Coast Staffing, as we will be using them for our future events!

Fairy Godmother Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan O.
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Fairy Godmother Events is a godsend! Kadzo is highly professional and worked within my budget to plan the decorations and lighting for my "rustic-chic" barn wedding next April. Thanks to Kadzo's dedication, she was able to custom-build a decoration package that incorporated some of my own DIY elements, fit my tight budget, and offered day of wedding coordination and decorating services. Other event planning services just flat out told me that it was impossible to fit the budget that I had set aside, but FGE did what nobody else could. FGE truly goes above and beyond for their clients!

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MJM Events & Staffing, LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

We loved working with Mary! She knew our venue (Historic London Town) like the back of her end, so it made it so much easier to handle all of the ins and outs leading up to our wedding and on the day of. Mary was such a lifesaver for us, helping us think through the setup of the event, planning our rehearsal to make sure we knew what we were doing, and corralling our vendors in line with our planned schedule. Whatever we needed from Mary, she was willing to do, and always with a huge smile. This included taking care of the clean-up of the decor items we brought to the venue, and even meeting us a couple days later to pass off things that couldn't fit in our car. Would work with Mary again if given the chance!

Plan with Jayme
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
Verified review

Jayme was professional, detailed, organized and made sure my day was perfect! She understood what I wanted and was able perform tasks so I didn't have to worry. She had great ideas and was very knowledgeable. I will be recommending her to my friends!

Remembered Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Claire S.
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Amanda and Remembered Events planned my April 22 wedding. She was just perfect for what we needed. I didn't want to stress or do anything the week of my wedding. Everything was on point, organized, and exactly how we had discussed it. I loved the online updates of progress and questions she had. Amanda was so easy to reach by phone or text. We had some issues day of and I didn't even know until after. I couldn't have been happier. -Claire

Exclusive Bashes
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
Verified review

Shawanna planned my baby shower, and my son's 1st and 2nd birthday parties. All 3 events turned out beyond expectations. Each theme was carefully thought out and perfectly executed. Shawanna has a very intricate eye for detail, so you can expect everything to be creatively crafted, from the invitations down to the favors. The favors are definitely always one of a kind. My favorite is the balloon arches. Hard to believe they are handmade; they look like something out of a catalog. I would definitely recommend Exclusive Bashes for anyone who is planning an event. It will surely be one to remember.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Javelin F.
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So Chique Events and Catering did a fine job. Very Professional and the food quality was awesome. I would recommend So Chique Events and Catering to others..

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Beaux-Lou Events
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri G.
Verified review

Candra was a pleasure to deal with and responded promptly to my questions. We were coordinating an event for over one thousand attendees, so lots of moving parts. It was reassuring to know that we were dealing with a professional and a very creative one at that!

Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
A. M.
Verified review

Ms. Young was extremely reliable and efficient in planning my group's event. I live in Atlanta, and the event was to be held in Columbia, MD. She kept in contact with us every step of the way, provided us with referrals for services when we needed them, and was extremely charming upon meeting her, finally at the event. Needless to say, our event went off without a hitch. FIVE STARS.

"Bride-to-be" Weddings
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Laraye H.
Verified review

My husband and I are SUPER EXCITED with the outcome and very careful planning of our 10 year "Vow Renewal"!! Planned by Shauna Robinson of 'Brides-to- be Wedding's. Mrs. Robinson came to our home and explained 'exactly' what "Brides to-be'- does', she was also concerned with what our expectation's were for our wedding. We were so impressed with her kindness, her elegance, her organization skills and her ability to take the stress of planning off of my plate! She saved me so much stress!!! Our wedding was Simply Amazing thanks to Shauna! She stayed in contact with all of my vendors, the venue coordinator and anyone else involved in my wedding! I couldn't believe just how organized she was...she took my stress away and assured me that she was going to make sure my wedding was everything we thought it would be, and she delivered!!! I would highly recommend Brides- to- be to everyone" that wants a Awesome, patient Wedding Coordinator! I truly appreciate her work! Awesome, just AWESOME!!!!!!! L. Harvey

Event Planning DC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor R.
Verified review

Michele and Christina were more than we could've asked for. They helped plan, coordinate, and deliver beyond our expectations. My stress levels were very low as they were always responsive before the wedding day and they were on top of every minute the day of. Michele guided our wedding party and vendors with ease and worked hard, yet effortlessly allowing me to feel at ease. Christina was also on top of every moment and went as far as bustling my dress and helping me specifically with things I, myself , wasn't even prepared for. I know they handled much more behind the scenes. I'm thankful for their passion to help and their organized fashion of doing so. Anyone who needs a coordinator in the D.C. Area, I highly recommend Event Planning DC.

GlowKiss Events LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lina H.
Verified review

Gloria spoiled us with an excellent quality of work as our event planner. She was focus and organized during our reception and worked with all vendors to smooth out the rolling of each segment. I really don't think we would have had such a successful reception without her dedicated work. So thankful....

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.