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Cambridge Bridal Consultants

Browse these bridal consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cambridge.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shenita J.
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Omg Gladys is bomb.com she came in and automatically got to work she helped me with my make up made sure my wedding party was ready she even came back to help fan myself lol (won't go into detail) because it had got so hot in the lil room I was in the so called bridal quarters. The ceremony was spectacular and just so happens my to walk down the aisle to happened to be her favorite but you all will have to figure that out on your own I won't reveal shhh anywho I would recommend Gladys 10×over love her Thanks Gladys for the most amazing ceremony

Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Lola W.
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Valen was such a pleasure to work with. She is sweet, punctual, and clearly very talented. Thank you Valen, for making me and my bridal party look flawless! You are one of a kind and I will recommend you to all of my friends.

Boston Event Divas
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
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I've been in the wedding and social business for a long time, I met Jennifer a few years back and have referred business to her and collaborated with her at bridal events and have always been impressed with her floral designs and her positive and welcoming attitude. When it came time to select a florist for my own daughter's wedding, I didn't hesitate in calling her. My daughter's ceremony was a private family event in VT and the week following was a large reception brunch in MA. Though we were not initially doing flowers for the VT event, Jennifer offered and literally the day before my daughter decided yes in fact she wanted a bridal bouquet and boutonniere for her groom and I picked it up the morning we were driving to VT. Jennifer worked from a photo and designed a stunning bouquet and my daughter was thrilled, and with her instruction, I kept it looking lovely for the ceremony the next day. The following week, she amazed us again with exactly matching what my daughter envisioned in her mind, soft greens, succulents and whites nestled around large cylinders with white stairway pillars. The place was gorgeous! She was relaxed, composed and a pleasure to work with!

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol L.
Verified review

John was a delight to work with! I hosted a Bridal Shower Brunch for my daughter with 45 guests, and the food received rave reviews. There was more than enough for everyone and just enough leftovers for me and a few friends to enjoy later. John's attention to detail and his service is excellent. I received five quotes from Thumbtack for caterers and J & L had the best selection, best pricing and best professional and friendly approach.

  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
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The entire team was amazing!!! From the beautiful work they did on my bridal party to the amazing energy they brought to the best day of my life!!!! Thank you do much!!!

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Priya P.
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Tasha was one of the bridal makeup artists that my sister had a trial with. My sister loved the hair and the way Tasha plumped up her lips. Tasha drove to my sister, brought in all the equipment and even stayed late to ensure that we had an opportunity to see the finished product. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. We ended up going with someone who had more experience with Indian skin and hair for the wedding. However, Tasha's work quality in the trial was really good and I just had to leave this review!

  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Cilia L.
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We could not have asked for a better dj at our wedding! My husband (Canio) and I (Marcilia) got married September 7th, 2014 and everyone of our guests still talk about how much fun they had and how wonderful the music was. Arthur was extremely helpful, and made the whole experience fun and easy for us. Any question or concern we had, he was there to help guide us through it. From the special request old school Italian traditional songs, to the Doctor Who theme song for the bridal party entrance Arthur was spot on! He also has a lovely singing voice and serenaded my brother-inlaw's mother, which she got a total kick out of it. It's now 8 months later and we still remember every moment and how much fun we had. I highly recommend Arthur. He is professional, friendly, kind and super energetic. He will get everyone dancing, and make your event truly memorable.

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen D.
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Yvonne Caole (Executive Planner at Unique Melody Events & Design) was the wedding consultant/planner for our daughter’s wedding. I can’t say enough about Yvonne’s expertise in the wedding planning field. She went above and beyond in every way possible to make our wedding day just what we dreamed of. She is absolutely AMAZING: professional, helpful, knowledgeable, flexible and very accessible. The entire planning process was as smooth as possible from the day we met Yvonne to the wedding day. She quickly and efficiently handled every detail throughout the year of planning our wedding. She was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the planning process. She returned our phone calls and emails very promptly. She made the day of our wedding run smoothly, and as a result, we were able to enjoy every single moment of our daughter’s beautiful wedding day. Yvonne Caole was priceless!

Cathy Giles Consulting
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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I own two high end consignment shops. Our challenges, as most retail shops, is constantly getting in new merchandise & getting it out while at the same time making it look beautiful and 'Boutique' like. We are also small in square footage - so another challenge - is putting merchandise out again making it work, removing the clutter, turning over product. That's where Cathy walks in and transforms the store. As far as being creative; she amazes me with her ideas/visions & how well she actually brings them to life. As well as, how quickly she can do a 'touch up' and make the store look so new and refreshed! In my shops it is vital to make our merchandise look as beautiful and as high end as it is. & she comes through time and time again. After, a visit to the shop - it looks better 100% but sales both on-line and in-store are increased. Customers love it and look forward to our changes & comment positively each time. She has made an impact on my store both aesthetically pleasing as well as financially (sales). A huge win for us & our customers/consignors. I highly, highly recommend her, but hate to share her! You will be more than happy with the entire experience. ♥️ Pictures don't do her work justice.

Designed by Delsie
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Working with Pearl and team was amazing. From the first meeting with her I knew she was the perfect partner. And that she was. She was a great partner throughout the planning process helping to make sure every part of the day was thought through and would allow for seamless execution on the day of. I was able to trust her and knew that my vision for the day would be brought to life, allowing me to not have to worry or stress leading up to the wedding. The event was perfect and I cannot thank the team for making it the best day ever! I hope to work with Pearl again.

Charvaz Artistry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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Charlene and Monica are absolutely outstanding and I would recommend their services to anyone! I initially had reservations about using a team that I found online, but upon meeting these 2 wonderful women, all of my doubts were shattered and they seemed to know my hair and make-up needs better than I did! They are so friendly and personable, reasonably priced and they work together as an amazing team- which my entire bridal party commented on. I had a thousand compliments for both my hair and make-up and I have never felt so beautiful. I will absolutely use Charlene and Monica again and I hope to do so in the future. Wonderful team!

Beautiful Faces by Janis
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy L.
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We booked Janis for this request, and then used her again for another wedding the following weekend and we are so impressed with her artistry and the professionalism of her as well as her associate stylists. I highly recommend Janis for any make up services!!

Luna Event Planning
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Claire K.
Verified review

Joanna was amazing!!She walked us through our 25th wedding anniversary. She handled everything from invitations to putting together our travel arrangements for our 2nd honeymoon. Everything was elegant and beautiful and just how we dreamed it would be. My husband and I are more than pleased. Thank you Joanna! - Steven & Claire Kalford

Joe C.
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To whom this may concern, I recently had the pleasure of having the assistance of "Julia's Having A Party" plan a special event for an member of my family. As we all know there are many different parts that come along with planning an event. "Julia's Having A party" made every aspect of planning simple and very easy. The staff was wonderfully accommodating, the recommendations of decorations could not have been more appropriate. Apart from that, The food was delicious. We had a variety of choices to pick from. All of which had the presentation of a fine dining Resturant. Lastly, As this event was in my home, I was skeptical of the idea of a "party planner" but pleasantly surprised. I got to spend time enjoying my guest worry free. Over all "Julia's Having A party" created not just a wonderful evening but a memorable experience.

Beauty by Crystal Rose
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn R.
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Crystal was amazing! She was on time, super sweet, and everyone in my bridal party loved their hair! She was absolutely perfect. I would definitely recommend her!

Style Me Rite
5.0
from 1 review
    Eleanor C.
    Verified review

    I have been searching for a stylist in my area for some time and at an affordable rate. The stylist organized my wardrobe, helped me find new fashion staples, and even shopped for a special holiday outfit for an upcoming birthday party. I was so impressed with her professionalism and experience. I wish I could hire her more often!

    MEGHAN WALTER EVENTS
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Tracey B.
    Verified review

    Meghan was absolutely fantastic and went beyond my expectations. As a busy professional traveling most weeks, I did not have the time to organize my sisters bridal shower, and pull it off in the way I wanted. Meghan listened to my ideas and created an outline of what was needed. She also provide options for us to create things on our own which saved some money. I think the expectation is normally that planners will do what they can to make the most $$, but she was certainly sensitive to the budget and did an incredible job. I will absolutely be using Meghan for future events. She made it so easy!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am in the beginning stages of my event planning career and can offer advice to those who don't wish to spend a lot on a planner but could benefit from learning the basics of planning, budgeting and coordinating a fabulous event!

    About

    Margaret Batting is the only certified image consultant and personal brand strategist in Rhode Island. Think of her as the "what-not-to-wear-to-work" expert who help professionals make a more favorable first impression. When not working with corporate clients, she travels the country as the national corporate image consultant for CareerBuilder and serves as the style adviser liaison for Dress for Success Rhode Island. She is also the corporate style expert for Go Local Prov.

    About

    I am the on-call manager who can help you plan an event, create and manage a project or develop a plan for you. My schedule is flexible. My experience includes work in the non-profit sector, academia, and private business. I enjoy helping others to reach their goals. Some examples of my experiences are the following: - Researched venues for an educational workshop and made all event-related arrangements including site selection, catering, A/V, room set-up, and coordination with program contact. - Managed an events office in Ivy League University and was responsible for reserving events space and supporting on-campus events. - Coordinated hundreds of events at a graduate university, working with the event planners (clients), and supporting multiple educational conferences, student events, and alumni events. I have managed events from 15 to over 5,000 people. - Documented a process for a graduate-level course project to be followed annually, streamlined, and gathered input from multiple stakeholders. Reached out to another department to leverage resources for my client. - I helped develop a strategic plan that resulted in a $1 million donor pledge. - Condensed and catalogued information for a graduate-level class, eliminating redundancies, inconsistencies, and time wasted by the client looking for or reproducing materials. - Created a database in Excel (per client's preference), collecting data from approximately 15 sources together for easy reference and continued maintenance.

    • 10 years in business
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    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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