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Gloucester Event Planners

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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vishesh K.
Verified review

Justice Gladys is a one woman army. If you want you wedding day to be special look no more. When we requested her to offciate our wedding she helped us with the venue and the food, She even sat with us for to customize the ceremony according to our story. We are from India and she was so creative that she very subtly did a fusion of Hindu and Christian marriage which each and every guest applauded as well. I am very happy and blessed that I chose Gladys to do the wedding and I am sure she is the Best :)

Boston Event Divas
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon K.
Verified review

Jennifer was very pleasant to work with during my baby shower. She responded very quick to all of my questions. My shower was held at the Hilton in Danvers ma, where Jen worked with my mom by taking the stress off my moms back so mom could enjoy herself. The center pieces were done so tastefully that I still get complements on. I would recommend Jen to anyone who wants to plan an event that is stress free. Jennifer truly goes above and beyond and it shows in her work.

Classique Impressions Decor
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Soraya B.
Verified review

Belle was amazing! As an event planner, I had turned to Belle to help me bring my client's vision to a reality and she came through 100%! She listened to my needs and offered her expertise and together came up with a great design. She came early the day of the event and set up with her team and then took down afterwards....I felt spoiled as she handled everything. Will defiantly work with her again!! Best, Soraya SYB Event Planning Services

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Renzo A.
Verified review

Great experience. Marty catered our holiday banquet. Everyone loved the food. The staff was very professional and they were very flexible with the number of meals, even up to the last minute. We plan on hiring then back for our next event.

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

We wanted to cater an event for several of our accounts during a conference in another state. Lori helped us with the planning and catering. The event was set up well and the food was delicious!

Coastal Music Services
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Paige S.
Verified review

The DJ and MC services that Nancy provided were outstanding. She showed up well before the required time and allowed me to pay the day of the event. The price for the services was also very reasonable. The fundraiser went off without a hitch and Nancy was a great help. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks again!

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TPF Entertainment
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

I wish I could choose more options because John did a fantastic job at our party. The photo booth was a hit with everyone! I’m sorry to say I forgot the woman’s name who was helping John but she was great interacting and engaging people into the event. I will definitely look to use TPF in the future! Thanks for a great evening!!

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Forever In A Day (ME,MA,NH)
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Kelly as an event planner for our daughters wedding recently at the recommendation of friends of ours. Not only were we thankful that we put all the organizing into the hands of a professional, but Kelly was right on with her suggestions, exactly what we needed and fantastic right down to all the little details! I was able to focus on watching my little girl take the most memorable step in her life while Kelly was handling all the issues behind the scene. I would highly recommend Kelly for any type of event planning, especially weddings! Thank you Kelly!

Cathy Giles Consulting
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri S.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Cathy. This was my 1st time using an event planner and she has now spoiled me. I will never plan these type of events on my own again, and will only use her! My daughter was beyond thrilled with how she put together her Sweet 16, and my daughter is extremely hard to please. She delivered on everything we discussed and more. People from the venue where we held this party were peaking their heads in to admire the work she did setting up. And one of my daughter's friend's mother said my daughter has now set the bar high for a party. Thank you, thank you , thank you Cathy!

Endless Moments Event Design
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Troy R.
Verified review

Valerie and Veronica are not only amazing party planners but they both work extremely hard and are dedicated to making your event one to remember. They are on top of everything, extremely detail oriented, quick responding, genuine, and want to satisfy your visions times TEN! We had our baby shower on February 4, 2017 and it was honestly AMAZING!!! When we walked into the venue we were blown away with the creativity and effort put into the props, center pieces, back drops, lighting, everything was PERFECT! Our guests walked in and asked if our baby shower was a wedding LOL. This shows how extremely detailed and beautiful our set up was. We were beyond happy with the turn out! Everything was gorgeous from the decorations to the sweets and the entire set up! It was the baby shower that we always dreamed of and will remember forever. These ladies made it happen, I truly recommended her for anyone who wants to have that perfect event they always dreamed of. They are one of a kind and you WILL NOT be disappointed! They are already hired for TJs birthday parties and he is not even here yet! We appreciate you ladies. XOXO Ebonique & Troy

Kelly Elizabeth Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Kelly did the day of coordination for my wedding, and all the pre-work to prepare for the day. She helped find additional staff, suggest vendors, and essentially anything I asked of her. Kelly was truly amazing and saved my wedding in so many ways! From the moment I hired Kelly, she gave me peace of mind and assurance that everything will be perfect. There is a lot of effort and coordination that goes into making a wedding, Kelly was right there with me along the way. As somebody who has orchestrated many events, she gave thoughtful suggestions to ensure my event was planned perfectly. She was always in contact, answered all my emails promptly, and calmed every worry and question I had prior to my wedding. She went over my plan and wishes in great detail to ensure she knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted everything. The day of she was a wedding saver. I got everything I planned executed as requested and the event ran without any issues (at least none I was award of), Kelly did that great of a job. I spent my wedding day dancing, enjoying the wedding I dreamed of, and visiting my family and friends, while Kelly worked extremely hard to ensure everything went as planned. She did an outstanding job and my wedding day was beyond my expectations. Thank you Kelly for everything that you did and all the things I don't know about, you were truly one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning!

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shay S.
Verified review

I needed to hire a caterer at the last minute for a memorial service. Event Pros on the Go did a wonderful job, I would definitely use them again and recommend them. Thank you!!!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
Verified review

Everyone needs the Professional Maid of Honor at their wedding or event! Katelynn took initiative in so many ways before and on the day of my wedding. Leading up to the event, Katelynn was a great listener. She heard and understood what I envisioned for the day when other people didn't, she helped me think thorough back up plans in case of rain, and when the day came she coordinated everything seamlessly. It's true what everyone says, your wedding day flys by! Having Katelynn there allowed my husband and I to spend more time chatting with our guests. While we were enjoying ourselves, Katelynn made sure the day flowed as planned. She started the transition from cocktail hour to dinner, made sure our speakers were ready to give their toasts, transitioned us into the dance hall after dinner, and so much more. I could go on forever about all the helpful things Katelynn did on our wedding day. What I loved most about working with her was her fun and positive attitude. She took on every change or task without hesitation. Any stress or worry we had about the wedding day running smoothly disappeared once we found and talked with Katelynn. I would recommend The Professional Maid of Honor to anyone and everyone! You will not be disappointed when you hire Katelynn. She will go above and beyond to make sure your event or wedding day is everything you hoped it would be. Kristen & Matt Talbot Wellfleet Wedding May 13, 2017

Sweetly Designed Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mandilyn H.
Verified review

We hired Sweetly Designed Events for our wedding back in September 2016. We had a very large wedding with over 250 guests and really needed help with design and day of coordinating. The owner Amanda really helped us with all the details and meet with us several times before the wedding to help us with the process. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara L.
Verified review

I received a lot more food than I thought. It was perfect, because I didn't know how many people were going to show up to this event. I was very happy with the surprise fruit salad. I heard a lot of compliments from guests on your potato salad, one quote was "Your potato salad is the *edited* BOMB!" Then I got "Hot damn this chicken falls off the bone, that's when you know it's good!" No, Michelle, I didn't take credit. :) I did tell loads of people who had catered the event. :) Thank you...very much.

Maverick events
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hari G.
Verified review

I really appreciateThumbtrack to get engaged me with Anandini for my Kid birthday , Great Job, Really I had 0 worry on the event .... Appreciate and thanks for the all help done very quickly and qualitively Anadini

| POMP |
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris D.
Verified review

Phedora did an outstanding job at my wife 40th birthday party. I outlined my thoughts to her on what I wanted and she took care of every detail down to making sure at the end of the party our cars were packed with the gifts and sent us on our way. If anyone is looking for a event planner that you can trust with an important event, Phedora will take care of you without any issues at all. Thank you for making our party special. We will not hesitate to use you again!

Favoloso Weddings & Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

Having her there the day of my wedding coordinating everything made my wedding day stress free and manageble! Absolutely was perfect and if you are DIY wedding like I did you need this service. To just a arrive at your wedding and enjoy yourself friends and family is priceless on this special day❤ Nadia was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and I 100% recommend her service!

Jess Borislow
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lexi D.
Verified review

Jessica planned my bachelorette in Charleston, SC and it was perfect! With all of us living in the northeast, she communicated with everyone about flights, where we were staying, restaurants, and bars to go to. Jessica found all the best spots from hole-in-the-wall restaurants to the most popular bars. She called ahead to make reservations when needed and really kept the party going all weekend long. She was so organized and planned the best Bach for my girls and me! If you’re looking for an event planner - boom. Jessica is your girl!!

Takara V.
Verified review

vitchie planned my baby shower and she did a real good job with it. The decoration and set up was beautiful. She really puts her mind and time into planning events and I think that's why it came out so nice. You get your money's worth!!

T&T Event Planning
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

The work quality is outstanding! They really do treat their clients with a lot of care

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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