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Top Rated Event Planning Companies Around Ashburn, VA

ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 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.

Exclusive Bashes
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 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.

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Floyds DJ Services, LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nidhi G.
Verified review

Kasey us very prompt and helpful! I look forward to her company assisting us with our corporate event. Thank you.

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Beaux-Lou Events
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 71 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!

Event Planning DC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 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.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elicia J.
Verified review

From the very first phone conversation she was so easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable with her from day one. She offered me so many ideas that I was able to work with. Planning a wedding is very stressful, yet she was able to keep my head in the game! Kudos to Kim

CraftyMomDC, LLC
4.8
from 58 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.

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MJM Events & Staffing, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 61 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.

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Paula C.
Verified review

Our experience with Top of the City was amazing. This is a highly professional company dedicated to making your event memorable and care free. Maribel was on top of every detail, she was very responsive, punctual and orientative. The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. The service delivered by the staff before and during the event was outstanding. I am very grateful I found this company to organize my event and highly recommend it!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Raphaela O.
Verified review

I hosted a function for about 200 people and used ELG Event Productions. Lisa was awesome! She helped me stay in budget, she was organized, and had a great attention to detail. She thought of things and brought them to my attention before they occurred. On the day of the event, she ensured that things went smoothly and we stayed on track with the timing as outlined in my program. Overall, I had a great experience using ELG event planning services and would highly recommend them to everyone!

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Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Impeccable Occasions
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 43 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.

Bash
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth K.
Verified review

Terri and Bash were fantastic! We hired her for a Corporate Holiday Party, and everything went perfectly! We highly recommend her for event planning!

Diversity Studios
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
Verified review

We couldn't be happier with our selection. Our business event was a success in large part due to the professionalism, flexibility, and insight brought to us by Diversity Studios. I highly recommend this service provider and look forward to working with them in the future.

Pink Love Events
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Pink Love did an amazing job for my daughters sweet sixteen last night and at a very affordable price!!! I would recommend them for any major event where you would like balloon decor for decorations. Thank you so much!!

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Denean's Party by Design
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 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!

A Memorable Party
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Valkyrie L.
Verified review

He took initiative, prompt responses, beautiful follow up. 20yrs experience and overall knowledgeable about his "event planning" world.

Weddings by Aly
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julia K.
Verified review

Aly has been so responsive and helpful throughout our planning process. She touches base with us at least weekly--whether its just checking in, sending us new ideas, inviting us to bridal expos, etc. She is an instrumental part in our planning process, despite her just being our month of coordinator. We are so thrilled with our decision to hire Aly and would recommend her to anyone who may be overwhelmed with the planning process (like I was).

Fairy Godmother Events
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan O.
Verified review

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!

IM Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rashmi D.
Verified review

Shamaila decorated my sons 1st birthday party entirely! From start to finish, her professionalism and attention to detail was beyond par. I'm an extremely detailed individual and a perfectionist and I must say, I was very impressed by her work! I will definitely recommend Shamaila to all friends and family who were awed by the decoration and balloon work she did. Will be using her all future events as well!! Spelendid job Shamaila from IM Events!!

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.