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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Becky is a talented photographer. She is professional and affordable. We have hired her for our wedding and just had an engagement/family session last week. The photos are amazing. We couldn't be happier and we're looking forward to having her photograph our special day!

Mark Watson Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susie C.
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Mark was recommended by a friend & I am so happy to have found such a fantastic photographer in the Lexington area! I was wanting some "unposed" pictures of me & my kids.... Mark suggested an outside shoot & the pictures are amazing! Marks down to earth attitude made for a relaxing & fun experience. And he was very affordable! Mark is going to do my daughters wedding next year & I can't wait to those pictures!

Dr. Glenn Douglass
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger O.
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Very professional, knowledgeable, and dependable. We are truly blessed to have him part of our engagement, wedding ceremony, and consider him part of the family even today. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

Misty's Florist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Misty was the florist for my daughters wedding and reception but ended up being so much more. She provided good ideas and suggestions but listened to us. Was flexible and creative while staying within budget and provided my daughter the variety and elegance she wanted. She stayed with us all day on the wedding day making sure all the arrangements and decorations were in place, then helped coordinate the bridal party activities at church and then met us at the reception where she had already stepped in to manage some last minute oversights by the caterer. I was very relieved and appreciative of her thoughtfulness and willingness to assist with whatever we needed. And most of all, the flowers were gorgeous.

CakewalkKy
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
Verified review

There are so many factors when planning a wedding. By FAR, Sandy and CakewalkKy were the most pleasant and easiest part of my planning. Sandy went above & beyond from the moment we started talking all the way through clean up at our reception. I can't say enough about how pleased we were with her (and her staff's)professionalism, kindness and the quality of her food. Even her presentation was absolutely gorgeous. Don't think for more than a moment - call now and book her, before it's too late!

Terri's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Madge B.
Verified review

Teresa of Terri's Catering responded promptly to our request for a wedding reception quote. The next day, she called to obtain more information and then sent several menus for us to consider. The price was reasonable for not only the food but the tableware, servers, and bartenders. We were also impressed with her website. Teresa obviously cares about customer service and satisfaction. We feel confident she will do a nice job!

  • 12 years in business
Emily O.
Verified review

Charity did our engagement and wedding portraits. She listened and tried to recreate what we had in mind and did a fantastic job. I felt like she went above and beyond and captured some really special moments. She has an eye for great ideas. We were so pleased with our experience and would recommend her to anyone.

love birds event planning
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Patricia M.
Verified review

Very pleased with the service, Robert is very easy to talk with and understands what you need, he is able to suggest things you haven't thought of!

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We are a full service event planning business. Including wedding planning, catering, photobooth and dj service.

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Do art how you want it! From paintings to wood burning, makeup, face/body painting and culinary art, we got you covered. We also do design and planning! If you're not sure if we provide what you're looking for, just ask!

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I love to plan parties and weddings. My most recent wedding was at the Opera House in Lexington, KY. Although I teach full-time, planning parties and weddings is my passion.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I listen to the couple. This is THEIR ceremony and it should be done to their specifications. I believe there is no right or wrong way to do a wedding. It's such a special day for these two people that I feel I *must* take the time to speak with them, get their input, wishes, desires, and more so I can bring the right touch, tone, and feeling to this new adventure the couple is about to embark on.

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We are a small home business where everything is made from scratch with love!

  • 5 years in business
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I think outside the box!

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We are an event planning, management and consulting company that services small/large business meetings, conventions, organized private and public, weddings, holiday celebrations, and indoor and outdoor events. DJ/MC, stages, lights, fog machines, dance floors, presentation materials {power points}, video and audio production, catering, wedding receptions and cakes. All of our services are available for free estimates. If our clients can dream it -- we can provide it.

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Affordable. Professional. Memorable. Let Events By Ty handle all of your wedding needs, from "Will you?" to "I Do!" and everything in between. We are guaranteed to be the most affordable legitimate wedding planning service in central Kentucky. Years of experience, combined with fine attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence makes Events By Ty your only choice for the biggest day of your life. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.

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With a great attitude and personality, I take the stress out of your big day! Laughter goes a long way, but I will be serious when needed.

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.

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 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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