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Kansas DJs, LLC
from 38 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
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Everything was just as John promised. Very professional, easy to work with, great sound and lights. arrived at time he said he would, had all the songs on list that we sent him. Great event! Would recommend him to anyone looking for DJ service for any event.

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Botanical Floral Design
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
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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
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lori W.
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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
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
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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!!

Defined by Dre
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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I have worked with Andrea to plan several events from a small intimate gathering to a large anniversary party. No matter what the event, she has amazing attention to detail and really works to make the event special and comes in on budget!

A&C Elegant Event Planning
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.

The Special Day
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
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

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!

As You Wish KC
from 2 reviews
    Madison M.
    Verified review

    I LOVE As You Wish. As a photographer I work with a ton of wedding planners. However As You Wish has been my favorite so far. Brennan goes above and beyond for every bride to make sure that they are not stressed out on their big day. She is very well organized and works well with all of the people involved in the wedding. Her keen eye for detail really shows with her decorations. As a photographer we love when planners/designers pay attention to every little detail. Madison Photography would reccomend As You Wish for all of your wedding and party needs :)

    Chefs on the Go
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    Sophie G.
    Verified review

    I had to plan a sorority brunch two weeks before the event was planned to occur and Jerry was super easy to work with. He not only worked with my schedule on short notice, but he was willing to help make our budget work and gave us a great meal! I would definitely consider him for future events, and will recommend him to other people for their events big or small.

    • 4 years in business
    Tammy W.
    Verified review

    We had a great experience with “Your Day, Your Way!” My daughter got married on June 6, 2015, and Paula and Freedom were there to help every step of the way. Paula was my creative genius who helped with décor ideas for the church and reception site. She created beautiful runners for the aisle as well as stunning pew bows … and the arch, Oh! It was magnificent! Freedom was my savior organizing and decorating before the reception and then during the reception, making sure that everything was taken care of so I didn’t have to worry about the details and could enjoy the evening. These two pros were so easy to work with and truly wanted to make sure that my daughter’s wedding day was done “Her Way”! The evening went off without a hitch and I must thank “Your Day, Your Way.” They’re the greatest!!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica L.
    Verified review

    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 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.


    Do you need live acts or bands for a party or event? Do you need models for photo shoots and promotional or print work? Do you need entertainment for bachelor and bachelorette parties or any kind of event of that nature? Would you like a party bus for a special occasion, or do you simply need an event planner? Well, you need to look or wait no more! Major League Entertainment, LLC has you covered. We specialize in entertainment no matter what your needs are. We have DJs, photographers, models (male and female), dancers, rap artists, singers, rock bands, and more. We even have a venue to host your event or party, and if you don't like ours, we can point you to the right direction For more info, or to get started on your event, contact us today!


    I offer as much or as little support for your event as you want. I am willing to travel to you! My rates are very low because I am still in college studying event planning but I am very knowledgeable.


    We are top notch Event Coordinators that believe our clients deserve nothing short of the best! Meraki Events’ mission is creating unique experiences while at the same time benefitting charitable organizations. Meraki events will plan private or corporate events and donate a percentage of the cost to a charity of your choice. Meraki is a Greek adjective often used to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love – which describes us perfectly. Simply put, we are passionate about helping others.

    • 9 years in business

    Lovely Events by Kendra is a full-service wedding and event planning business with concierge services available for special events and weddings. We also offer graphic design services for wedding invites, programs and much more. We are dedicated to making your special day transform into memories that will last a lifetime.


    I take a budget friendly approach to planning and catering. Most "event planners" charge for their expertise. I am a free resource to all my clients!


    JJproductions is a Kansas City based boutique that specializes in event designing, planning, and production. We craft sophisticated weddings and events for clients ranging from a busy individual who needs everything planned to the DIY individual who wants to be a part of the planning process. JJproductions creates events based on the client's inspiration and initial vision. We work with our clients and vendors to create premiere events by designing and managing every detail. We cover logistics, vendor management and budgeting for weddings, social events and corporate events. We challenge the traditional assumptions of how an event should be planned and celebrated, while respecting the foundations of etiquette and protocol. This results to your dream event that leaves guests amazed!


    We are a full-service catering and event planning company. We focus on creating the perfect event for our clients, from food to service and start to finish.


    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.


    I have a passion for event planning and have a bachelor's degree in entertainment management. Let me help you coordinate your next big event -- anything from birthday parties to weddings.

    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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