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Kansas City Event Planners

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Botanical Floral Design
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
Verified review

Botanical Floral Design has provided arrangements for us exclusively since first hiring. The quality of design, flawless flowers, amazing customer service and attention to detail are all at an unbelievable level. This is the ONLY place for floral for high profile events, business decor, and holidays. 5 Star Service is an understatement. Thanks a million for helping our family express ourselves through your services.

Belle Journee
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lori W.
Verified review

We had a delightful event. The photo booth was operated with professionalism in 100 degree weather. Never a complaint, always smiling and happy to assist. The guest loved having a memory of the evening. It was a fantastic addition to the evening. It was a way to let the guests "play and be silly" which added to the party atmosphere. We will definitely include Belle Journee at our next event.

Indulge I, LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
Verified review

Leanne was professional in all our dealings. She handled delivery, set-up, and take-down for our event when all others had extra costs for the service. Her cupcakes for our wedding reception were out of this world and we received NUMEROUS compliments on their flavor. Would use her again in a heartbeat if I needed to. Highly recommend her!!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Saphire S.
Verified review

Aarika helped us with our wedding rehearsal and the day of coordinating of our ceremony, she did a really great job keeping everyone on track, on time, where they needed to be and paid attention small details to make sure it ran smoothly :)

The Special Day
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Todd F.
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I contacted Sally on the internet to get some ideas about a work party I was hosting for the retirement of a 35 year employee. I was hosting it at the office conference room and wanted to make it special. Sally transformed the room with just the right amount of special touches, from table settings, banners, balloons and flowers. She also arranged for the cake, cookies and other food items. She arrived two hours before the start of the party and made it all come together, she even stayed and attended to the needs of everyone attending throughout the event and afterwards cleaned it all up. Sally worked with a bakery and arranged for the cake and cookies to have our company logo on them. I received a lot of positive feedback from everyone and Sally really made everything great. I definitely recommend The Special Day and will recruit Sally's help again for future parties.

Sophie Mueller
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Sophie Mueller is an absolute dream to work with! Not only does she have some amazing ideas, she's also very open to other ideas while staying within requested budget. She decorated a cupcake table for my wedding and it was more than I could ever ask for. It was SO nice because I gave her a budget, colors, and the theme of the wedding and she ran with it. As a bride planning a wedding, it was nice having Sophie on the team because I knew the cupcake table was going to be done perfectly. She was SUPER friendly and always had a smile on her face. I would recommend Sophie to anyone who is looking for decoration/event planning ideas. Thanks again for making my big day even more special Sophie!

A&C Elegant Event Planning
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Roderick C.
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I booked A&C Elegant Event Planning for my son's avenger party. Mrs April Cobb was so easy to work with and engaged with my guest and was very professional. I would Definitely book A&C Elegant Event Planning again for any future events.

Event Choice
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

We cater to each customer with the understanding that not everyone is the same there for we offer a variety of different payment options. We also create our music list to the customers specific needs we offer a host of services including waitstaff, decorating, custom backdrops, and more.

B & E Affordable Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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They were very clear about their very reasonable rates and quick to reply to all correspondence.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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I loved everything about the day and was so appreciative of Marlayna and her team. The day went by so fast I'm sure I would've missed something. We had 3 different locations and so many vendors...it really was a mess in my head. I wish you were with me the whole way, but I'm thankful you stepped in as wedding coordinator.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

My mission is for every bride & groom to relax & enjoy themselves with their families & friends without worrying what's going on behind the scenes. My services are the following: - Full service planning - Following consultation & hire, the services of full planning are budget management, researching & securing vendors, attend all vendor meetings with the bride & groom, confirmation of all vendors, assist with setting up & taking down decorations, coordination, & oversee the ceremony & reception. Assist with any other tasks per the couple's request. - Day of Coordination - Assist with decorating, confirmation of all vendors, review & finalize remaining details, oversee the ceremony & reception. Assist with any other tasks per the couple's request. - Designing & Decorating which include (optional): - Designing and decorating candles - Bridal accessories - Table center pieces

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I've been doing event planning for over 14 years. I enjoy people and in making my customers 100% satisfied. Resume is available upon request.

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I make it my business to get everything you have asked for, so, therefore, I pay close attention to detail. I work with a budget that fits you. The services that I offer is a proposal planning for when you're ready to pop the question. I will also plan your bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal, dinner ceremony, and reception. You, the client, is my top priority, and your satisfaction is very important to me. Free To Be Me Bridal will take the worry and the planning off your shoulders because you have enough to worry about.

  • 11 years in business
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I specialize in private party planning, including; weddings, birthdays, office parties, retirement parties, engagement parties from decorations, to making the decorations, party set up, clean up, coordinating, making it easy for you and your party guest to sit back and enjoy your celebration.

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Concept Events Planning is a full-service event company, specializing in weddings and social events. We offer a wide variety of services to meet your event needs and provide you with exceptional service from beginning to end. Whether you're planning a small event for 25 or a wedding for 200, Concept Events will work with you to make your event fabulous!

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I have over 14 years of experience in planning events. I am able to plan all types of events: corporate meetings, parties, weddings, etc.

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BC Event Production is a full-service production company. We strive to exceed clients' expectations daily. Whether you need one speaker for a break-out room or your next corperate meeting is in an arena, we have the skills, people and experience to make your next event great.

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First and foremost, my customers come first! I provide services base on customers' needs. I am very flexible with menu choices. I specialize in gourmet cooking and in international cuisine: American, Mexican, Caribbean, etc. I am versatile in any meal period: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At DeVine Catering, we use only fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch. We service with a smile! Thanks.

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I offer wedding coordination, either from start to finish, reception day only or somewhere in between. I can provide rentals and linens and help with proven and able vendor decisions or just provide you with my and my own organization's abilities. It's really all about what you want and need on your once-in-a-lifetime day!

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We offer live event services for parties, weddings, concerts, etc. We would love to meet with you and help your next event be the best it can be.

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The Life Center offers a bright and lively atmosphere to host any type of celebration. We offer onsite culinary catering, an experience specialist and state of the art AV, tables, chairs and linen for your event. The Life Center is a hidden gem to host your next indoor or outdoor celebration.

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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