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Gretna Wedding Planning Companies

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Imaginola Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey M.
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Imaginola Photography was hired for the use of the Photo Booth and also videography at my wedding. I highly recommend this company to everyone! While designing the photo strip to be used for for the photo booth, Jason listened to my queries and concerns. He helped to design the perfect photo strip in just minutes. The work was high quality and cost efficient enough to fit into my tight budget. Also, I booked this company about 2 weeks out from the wedding. As brides know this time period is ver chaotic, but Imaginola did their very best to reassure me that everything would be perfect. They've exceeded my expectations by far and I look forward to working with them in the near future!

Weddings by CS Events
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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How does any bride do it without professional, day-of help?!?! CS Events gave me a whole team that made me feel incredibly special as a bride. Planning a wedding out-of-state, CS Events made sure that all my vendors had been contacted and knew who to call for trouble... Not the Bride!! Loved this team!

Calfee Productions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Casandra C.
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Hi, my name is Casandra and I used Donovan services for my wedding day and the photobooth rental that he provided made my big day even better, everybody is still talking about how fun it was to have the photobooth and he was extremely professional and awesome!!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jameel A.
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Chef Chris did a fantastic job from menu planning to preparation. He was always professional. His 6 course meal was superb and he was fun to hang out with for a surprise event for my wife's birthday.

Exclusive Events, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda M.
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Professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative, experienced -- These are all adjectives that describe Michelle. She recently worked with me as my Wedding Planner and I could not have been more pleased with my dream wedding. She was there for me every step of the planning and began to know my tastes very quickly (which made our working together much easier). She is excellent with working with the vendors; keeps in contact with them as needed. I honestly did not have to worry about anything! Her decorating skills are exceptional and she has great ideas to save money... I would use Michelle's services again for any function that required some planning and coordination. -- Rhonda Kole Murfin Glassmeyer

Eugenia Writes
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Eugenia was incredibly helpful; I wasn't quite sure what I wanted and she took the time to go through a number of options with me. I'm so happy with the beautiful finished product (a limerick I wrote for my friend's wedding in calligraphy) and would definitely recommend her work!

Born2Run
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
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Amy was very professional and my antisocial cat actually liked her! She went above and beyond what we originally hired her for. I will definitely use her when we go on vacation again!

Tiffany Caines Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Jamie T.
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Tiffany is absolutely incredible! I actually found her on Wedding.com then I noticed she had a Weddingwire. I loved her work on Wedding.com then as I continued our Wedding planning I saw her again on Weddingwire. I knew it was a sign! So I hurried up and booked her. She is an amazing photographer but also just an all around great person. She was so much fun to work with and was always so professional. She made sure the job got done but was so kind the entire time. Her and her assistant are both really great and we are so thankful that we picked her as our wedding photographer. She made the entire experience so enjoyable! Our pictures came out just perfect! Although I did not book thru Thumbtack I just wanted to share my experience with her everywhere she is. Thanks again Tiffany. We will be contacting you for Family photos next! xoxo Jamie & Jacob

M2 Special Events - NOLA
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Trinette C.
    Verified review

    Ms. Matoki of M2 special events, coordinated my wedding event. She facilitated and orchestrated a superb event. She effectively exemplified knowledge and professionalism from the beginning to the end. I strongly recommend this business as I find it to be phenomenal...

    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jacy P.
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    My husband and I are from Arizona and when we found out that Evermore Weddings and Events were able to fly out and help plan the wedding we were amazed!!!. They are an amazing couple who would literally do anything to make your day the best day ever. They are very professional and handled our entire planning process with complete dedication and grace. They have a design background and impeccable taste, which enabled them to fully grasp our vision and execute it to perfection on our day. Our wedding could not have been more perfect. Not one thing went wrong. The team they pulled together (and vendors they recommended that we hired) worked together beautifully. We were able to relax and enjoy our day completely while CJ and Dominick set up the ceremony and reception areas executing our vision exactly how we pictured it. CJ has incredible taste and asked us to trust her that day. We felt so comfortable letting them do their job- there was nothing we were worried about. It was seriously gorgeous. It really isn’t easy to pull together my wedding the way CJ and Dominick did and I could not imagine what it would have been like without them. Evermore Weddings and Events are an incredible value for the services it provided and I could not recommend CJ and Dominick enough. Great Job you guys! We

    Carousel Event Company
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Shaketha J.
    Verified review

    My Wedding was so Beautiful Thanks to Mrs Raina & her crew

    Servers R us
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelly M.
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    I met Deroy at a previous event I attended. He provided great and unique service. His team of servers was on their A game, making sure I had my cup full. If you planned on visiting the Greater Houston Area or cities outside; I recommend Deroy's service. Great interaction and friendly. You will be satisfied.

    Melissa Amato Events
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    About

    My attention to detail and the personal attention that I give to the bride, groom and their families really stands out from other planners. I make sure that every moment of your wedding is as stress-free, comfortable and memorable for everyone. For instance, I make sure that the mother of the bride is present for the cake cutting. My main goal of the day/night is that you and your family have a wonderful time and create lasting memories.

    About

    Our prices beat ANY party planning company in town.

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    Quality work at reasonable pricing For any occasion

    About

    What U Need Event Planning handles all your event needs. Contact us today, so we can make your dream party come to life.

    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We are an Event Planning Service that will provide the best service your money can buy. We service clients with guest from 10 to 100 and more. We are locally owned and also use locally owned vendor. Therefore every service you pay for .is just a phone call away. We are Elegant without Extravagant Cost. We want to show our client that we can make it happen on their budgets. We will go the extra mile to accomodate and insure all their service needs are meet.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    I am Effram Hill. I am a kitchen manager/waiter, and I do planning and catering creative menu. I am also a special events/banquet waiter. My strong points are food kitchen safety/purchasing inventory control cost reduction. I have maintained control costs and successfully passed all state health and food safety inspections. For staff leadership/management and training, I have trained and managed between 5-10 cooks and 10-15 kitchen staff within world-renowned restaurants/offshore kitchens. As to my ability, I am able to multi-task, have excellent phone and communication skills in dealing with customers and great computer skills involving the following programs: - Microsoft - Office Suite including Word and Excel/Powerpoint

    About

    I am serving the Greater New Orleans, with over 13 years of experience as a wedding coordinator, wedding planner and event Planner. I also specialize in bridal showers, baby showers, special events, floral arrangements, seasonal wreaths and interior decorating.

    About

    We are a catering company, and also, we organize all types of special events. We can accommodate any event or function with a top-quality service.

    About

    I like to plan parties and help out. I send invitation and plan menu. I also like to help with decoration ingredients and other stuff.

    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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